Another great week of football has passed, and we all were treated to much excitement. To see Oregon, which likely has zero pro prospects, put a whipping on USC, who likely have 10 or more NFL caliber players, is college football at its best.
But my anticipation of Favre returning to Green Bay overshadowed all, and I wasn’t disappointed. I lost a bet on the game, and somehow it didn’t bother me. However, it was sad to hear the crowd boo Favre, as he deserved better for his many years of service to that city, never missing a start and winning a Super Bowl to boot.
Do you think the administrative staff were a little embarrassed as the Vikings swept the Packers two games to none? Favre was smiling in his sleep!
This Friday we get to see Boise State visit Louisiana Tech. This team, although not as dominant this year as in the past, is still far superior to anyone on their schedule. And don’t forget they knocked off Oregon, who beat USC, so maybe they’re a better team than we all think. At any rate, they came out -19½, and if they get a lead they will pile on, as many BCS voters live on the East Coast, and only judge Western teams by their final scores. Lay the points here and hope for a blowout.
Iowa came out -17 versus visiting Northwestern. Weather may be a factor here, and Iowa doesn’t score too high, and with 5 or 6 turnovers last week against a really weak Indiana team, I’ll take a shot at +17 or better on the Wildcats.
South Carolina gave up 31 last week to Tennessee, and they’ll give up more, as Arkansas can score and they are less than a TD favorite here. Lay the 6 and take Arkansas.
Penn State, a team that comes out firing, is only a 3½ point favorite at home to Ohio State. Lay 1 or 2 in the first half only, as they have proved that Paterno loves being ahead at the half.
The schedule maker was kind enough to give us a bail out play this week, as Utah State and Hawaii go at it late Saturday night. The total should be in the 60s, and betting over will get you even for the day.
The NFL menu begins with Jacksonville hosting the dysfunctional Chiefs. The Jags are nothing to brag about, but the Chiefs are really bad, so lay the -6, and watch Maurice Jones-Drew ramble to a double-digit victory.
The Bengal total of 43½ should be easily obtainable, weather permitting, as the Ravens have cut QB Joe Flacco loose and he can score on this team.
Frisco at home is a 5-point favorite over the visiting Titans, with new starting QB Vince Young at the helm. I don’t think Tennessee can stop all-everything Frank Gore, who is having a super season. The 49er defense will slow down the Titans, and should be able to cover the 5-point spread.
Monday night’s total of 40 seems too high for the Steelers and Broncos, and will go higher, just because it’s on Monday night. Go under, but wait until the number goes up a few points.
Have a great week.
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