Ohio State opened +6 against LSU in the BCS Championship game on Monday January 7. 2008 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. That’s showing no respect for the 11-1 Buckeyes.
Granted they will have to come off an extensive layoff like last year when overwhelmed by Florida in the Championship game 41-14. However, I think HC Jim Tressel had a big time learning experience from that game and you will see a ready Ohio State team. Not the one that showed up last year.
As for LSU, they were a team I really liked early in the year, but did not impress late losing to Arkansas at home in OT. The Tigers won and covered their first three games, then had one ATS cover in their last ten games. And, that one was a blowout win over Louisiana Tech.
Wouldn’t it be ironic that after all the rhetoric about LSU head coach Les Miles leaving, that after this game he really did leave and take the job at Michigan.
Especially if Ohio State won!
Now in my real world the Championship game should be between 11-1 Ohio State and 12-0 Hawaii. The Warriors should have had a shot at the Buckeyes. Now if LSU wins this game, the National Champ will have two losses for the first time.
You can take the BCS and put it where the sun doesn’t shine. Go Rainbow Warriors, beat Georgia!
Two weeks ago I put together a wish list that would put the BCS standings in turmoil using the scenario of Missouri beating Kansas, Arkansas beating LSU and West Virginia losing to Connecticut. Well it all came about except that WVU lost to Pittsburgh as a 28Â½-point favorite in Morgantown. Now, the Mounties go to the Fiesta Bowl against Oklahoma. I was really hoping that WVU would win that game because Ohio State would have beaten them by three touchdowns.
Oklahoma opened as a -6Â½ point favorite in that game and I will be at the bank at 9 a.m. getting all the extra cash I can and putting it on the Sooners.
Now, the pros
Week 14 in the NFL is already upon us and only the Colts, Cowboys and Packers have any shot at beating the Patriots. The Steelers are not one of them.
The rest of the NFL is either average or just outright stink. With no college this week, I will attempt to pluck some winners from the NFL. You need to be very lucky to win a bet on the NFL.
I had the OVER in the Browns game against the Cardinals last week but somehow the Cards could not get in the end zone with a first and goal from inside the 5. They had to kick a field goal to put them up by 7 with a minute left. Then it looked like the Browns scored, but after a review they let the call stand. Thus, the game does not go OVER the total.
No luck equals losing money.
Thursday, Dec. 6
Bears +3 at Redskins (37Â½): These two fall into my NFL teams that outright stink. Bears pulled one out the previous week then let one get away this past week. The Skins just gave it away at home against the Bills. Now they must go to a funeral on Monday and come back to play on Thursday. Just don’t think their mindset will be there. BEARS.
Sunday, December 9
Cardinals +6 Â½ at Seahawks (45Â½): Cards are playing good ball but the Seahawks are on a mighty roll, winning and covering their last four. In that run are road covers against the Rams and Eagles. Seattle gets the money here and runs their record to 9-4 as they get geared up for the playoffs. SEAHAWKS.
Colts -9Â½ at Ravens: The Ravens fall into the stink category and teams have a hard time the following week after playing the Pats. Prior to the Monday night game the Ravens were 1-9 ATS for the season. COLTS.
Other games that I will be making parlay cards on are as follows:
COWBOYS -10; PACKERS -10; BILLS -7; VIKINGS -7; TEXANS PK