It’s a great week for sports bettors

Oct 6, 2009 4:59 PM


What a great sports weekend we had. Could there have been a more exciting game than Georgia and LSU? For the first three quarters they scored only 6 points, and in the final quarter they exchanged leads at least three times, as LSU finally intercepted a pass with only seconds left and took a knee for the victory, 20-13.

Well maybe the Notre Dame-Washington game was as good, if not better, as the Irish QB, Jimmy Clausen, threw for over 400 yards in a 37-30 OT victory. It doesn’t get better, even if the Irish didn’t cover the double digit spread.

As good as last weekend was, the coming one should be better. The matchups in baseball are almost in, and here’s the scoop that someone may have been waiting for. The fun starts Tuesday in Minnesota, as the Tigers and Twins play a do-or-die playoff game. It figures to match rookie Port Cello of the Tigers against Baker of the Twins. The winner of this game gets the unenviable privilege of facing the Yankees. I do believe that the hard charging Twins will get there, as they are riding a hot streak with 16 wins in their last 20 games.

Having said that, their chances of beating the Yanks to advance are next to none, since New York was 7-0 against them this season.

The matchup between the Angels and Red Sox figures to be a coin flip. But don’t be surprised if the Angels advance, as they are the better team.

In the National League the surging Rockies are capable of upsetting the World Champion Phillies.

With all due respect to my editor, David Stratton, I must say the fading Dodgers have no chance against the Cardinals. The Dodger pitching rotation is ragged at best, and the Cards have Wainwright and Carpenter ready, willing and able to advance. Manny who?

College football starts Tuesday night with Mid-Tenn State playing at Troy. I’m under contractual obligation to pick Troy at least once a season, or they’ll cut off my free monthly journal. So lay the 4 points and I’ll get my paper for the rest of the year.

On Wednesday a real close game between Nebraska and Mizzou will take place. I can’t pick the winner, but if the weather is dry and calm I’ll bet the over.

Boston College is getting 14 points from VA Tech, and I think that’s too many. Take the points.

’Bama has proven to be big time, and as much as I dislike their coach I love betting on them, as I will this week against Mississippi at -6½.

Kentucky gets 11½ points as they visit a low scoring defensive minded conservative team in South Carolina. I’ll take the points.

In the NFL, let’s take a shot with Buffalo at home and laying 5½ at Cleveland. It figures to be bad weather and if so the under may complete the parlay.

After just barely getting beat by the Pats, the Ravens will take no prisoners this week. The Bengals are playing well, but the Ravens are super, led by the ageless Lewis. Lay -9.

I am aware the Broncos are 4-0, but here comes a much better team. Brady will be victorious, as the Broncos’ luck runs out. With only a field goal to lay, this may be a best bet.

I might have copied this line down wrong, but it looked like the Colts are only a field goal favorite visiting Tennessee. I’m all-in with Peyton!

One "over" bet for this week has to be the Cardinals and Houston. If they don’t break 50 you can have my watch.

Have a great week.