GT Handicapper's Picks

Oct 6, 2004 11:02 PM



Last week: 2-3
Season: 11-17



Last week: 4-3
Season: 16-18-1




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Season: 7-11


Last week: 3-3
Season: 18-21



Last week: 2-4
Season: 12-13-1


Last week: 5-3
Season: 17-15-3


                                                                         NFL THUMBNAILS

Dolphins at Patriots -13 total 35 1/2
Patriots have won 18 straight games and are 13-1-1 ATS last 14. Dolphin offense continues to sputter scoring a measly 10 points a game. Pats have won and covered last 3 meetings.

Browns at Steelers -6 total 37 1/2
These two split last year with Browns wining at Pittsburgh 33-13 and Steelers winning at Cleveland 13-6. Steelers gaining confidence with Rookie QB Ben Roethlisberger who has won his first two starts.

Raiders at Colts -9 1/2 total 51 1/2
Colts 4-0 ATS so far this year, have lost all three meetings with the Raiders since 1995. Chargers can put points on the board and this looks like a real shootout.

Lions at Falcons -7 total 42 1/2
Lions 1-6 ATS last seven meetings with the Falcons. Don't think the week off will turn things around. Falcons 4-0 SU so far this year and have a defense that will shut the Detroit offense down.

Buccaneers at Saints -3 1/2 total 36 1/2
Saints got hammered at Arizona last week losing 34-10 and now must face a wounded TB team that is in desperate need of a win. Points look to be a good take here.

Giants at Cowboys -3 1/2 total 37 1/2
Cowboys off last week after big win at Washington. Cowboys won and covered both meetings last year. Giants have won and covered three straight games since opening loss at Philadelphia.

Vikings at Texans +4 total 49
Vikings come into Texas off back to back no covers and a narrow win over the Bears in Minnesota. All four of Houston's games this year have gone over the total. 

Bills at Jets -7 total 37 1/2
Bill lack any offense this year and the last three times these two have met the games have gone under the total. Jets 3-0 SU and ATS so far this year.

Jaguars at Chargers +2 1/2 total 37 1/2
Jaguars in four games this year have played all unders. Jags only averaging 13 points per game. Chargers lost the only meeting between these two 27-21.

Panthers at Broncos -5 1/2 total 38 1/2
First of back to back road games for the Panthers. Carolina only win this year came at the expense of the Chiefs. Denver's last three games have all gone under the total.

Rams at Seahawks -7 total 43 1/2
Seahawks are 3-0 ATS and SU with all three games going under the total. Seahawks have only given up a total of 13 points in the three games. The last three meetings between these two have gone under.

Cardinals at 49ers -1 total 36 1/2
49ers off to 0-4 start. Cards playing tough and look to get some revenge from last years 50-14 romp. Cards coming off nice home win against the Saints.

Ravens at Redskins PK total 34 1/2
These two have met two times in ten years with both going under the total. Ravens coming off poor home loss on Monday against KC. Skins 0-3 SU and ATYS last 3 games while having a tough time putting points on the board.

Monday, October 11th -- 
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Titans at Packers -3 total 44
Both teams seeing their season go down the drain early. Both are 0-3 SU and ATS last three games. Both in must win situation. Packers have lost a rare 2 straight at home.


                                                                                          COLLEGE CAPSULES

UNLV +10.5 at BYU: The host Cougars are 3-0 ATS with Beck at QB. Visiting Rebels off best effort of the season against Nevada, but that was days after Robinson said he was leaving. Cougars 2-5 ATS in last seven vs Vegas.

Texas +7 vs Oklahoma: Again, national championship Implications tied to the Red River Shootout. Recently, it has Been all Okies. Horns are 0-4 both SU and ATS vs SoonersAnd have lost by an average of nearly 31 points. 

FSU -19 at Syracuse: First-ever meeting. Seminoles Have averaged 34 points in last three games and have looked Better with Rix at QB. The Orange lost to Purdue and Virginia By a combined 72 points, but are 4-1 ATS.

Wisc +3.5 at Ohio St: Value with host Buckeyes, who opened at a 6-point favorite. This game could be a defensive struggle, which could well go "under" the 35.5 posted total. Wisconsin is 5-1 ATS in last six with OSU. 

Minn +4 at Michigan: Lots of early support for
The visiting Gophers, who opened as a 7-point dog at Ann Arbor. Revenge factor for Minnesota, which blew a late
fourth-quarter lead at home to Wolverines in 38-35 loss. 

Indiana +11.5 at N'western: Host Wildcats 6-2 ATS in last eight vs Hoosiers and coming off emotional upset win over Ohio State. Indiana has failed to cover the line the past three weeks.

Illinois +7 at Mich St: Fighting Illini 1-3 ATS, Including last week's 17-point loss at Wisconsin as a 15-point dog. Spartans just as bad at 1-4 ATS, but are 6-1 in last seven vs Illinois. 

Tex A&M +8.5 at Iowa St: Aggies on a 3-0 SU/ATS streak after opening week loss to unbeaten Utah. Cyclones off 29-point loss at Okie St. Iowa St 2-2 ATS vs Aggies, including a 3-point loss last year. 

Pitt -13.5 at Temple: Visiting Panthers 1-2 ATS off a soft early schedule. Owls 1-3 ATS including Back-to-back losses to MAC reps Toledo and Bowling Green. Temple 5-2 ATS vs Pitt in past seven matchups.

Cincy -14.5 at Army: Bearcats 1-4 ATS, including three straight failures. The Cadets are winless in four, but are 2-2 ATS. Army has dominated the series since '98, covering the spread in all four matchups.

BG -14.5 at C. Mich: Bowling Green is 2-1 ATS and off 70-16 blowout of Temple. Central Michigan off two straight covers, including last week's 24-21 upset win over Kent St. Host Chippewas have covered last two in series. 

NC State -10.5 at UNC: Wolfpack 1-2 ATS with the past three games decided by 15 points. Tar Heels have allowed at least 34 points in four of five games this year. Pack 2-6 ATS in last eight vs Heels.

Kansas St -2.5 at Kansas: Host Jayhawks 4-1 ATS, while K-State is 0-3. Kansas is 0-10 ATS vs Wildcats since '94. The Jayhawks had been a dog of at least 21 points since '97. 

Tulane +3.5 at ECU: Visiting Green Wave are 0-2 in line games this year. East Carolina is 2-2 ATS, but off a 52-point pounding from Louisville. Tulane is 4-2 ATS vs Pirates, covering the past two years.

Marshall -9.5 at Ohio: Herd have reeled off three straight covers since an opening game loss to Troy State. The Bobcats are 2-2 ATS, but have covered their last two contests. Ohio is 4-2 ATS in last six vs Marshall.

Kent +19.5 at Miami, O: Host Red Hawks could be ready to bust out after bitter loss to Marshall. Kent has covered the last three meetings with Miami. The Golden Flashes are 1-3 ATS this year.

N.Mexico +3 at Air Force: The Falcons are 2-2 ATS and coming off the tough loss to Navy. The Lobos saw a 3-game cover streak snapped last week against Utah. New Mexico is 4-1 ATS in last five vs Falcons.

La Tech +26.5 at Auburn: Both teams come in off
emotional victories last week vs Fresno State and LSU respectively. The visiting Bulldogs have covered the last
two matchups with Auburn, including a 48-41 loss in '01.

Stanford +4.5 at N.Dame: The Cardinal are a perfect 4-0 ATS heading into South Bend. Irish 5-1 in last six meetings with Cardinal. Notre Dame HC Willingham coach Stanford prior to taking the ND job.

UAB -12.5 at Miss St: Since opening win, the host Bulldogs have been outscored 134-34 in four straight setbacks. Birmingham is 3-1 ATS, including consecutive wins over Memphis and Cincinnati. First meeting in series. 

Okla St -6.5 at Colorado: Visiting Cowboys 3-1 ATS, including consecutive wins vs SMU and Iowa State by a combined 95-14. The Buffaloes are 2-2 ATS, including last week's 17-9 loss to Missouri. Okies 4-1 ATS in last five vs Mizzu. 

E. Michigan +7.5 at Ball St: Eastern is one of nation's worst ATS teams at 0-4, including a 45-41 loss to Idaho. Ball State is 1-3 ATS after its upset of Boston College in season opener. The host. Cardinals are 4-1 in last five with EMU. 

SD State +3.5 at Wyoming: San Diego State is 2-1 ATS, but coming off 33-10 loss to UCLA. Host Cowboys have won and covered last two games, scoring 68 points in wins over Ole Miss and UL-Monroe. Aztecs 4-1 ATS in last five matchups with Wyoming.