Doc’s Sports Service’s was back in black last week when it comes to college football with a 2-1 record on our top plays for GamingToday. This raised our total to a profitable 12-6 over the last six weeks.
Now in our 41st year of handicapping games and providing proven winners to our loyal customers, we have been able to put all of this insider knowledge to work to develop a thorough understanding of every major team’s strengths and weaknesses.
This in-turn enables to uncover a couple of golden opportunities each week for anyone who enjoys wagering on the games. This also sets the stage for a profitable stretch run for the rest of the season starting with Week 9.
The race for the BCS Bowl Series and national championship game took a couple of interesting twists and turns last week as is usually the case this time of year. We have already had a chance to dissect every matchup on Week 9’s schedule and are ready to release our three strongest selections.
Doc’s built its reputation as being one of the premier selection services companies in the sports gaming industry by placing a heavy emphasis on college football and in particular the Big Ten. Our “home conference” has paid some healthy dividends over the years.
By focusing a good deal of our attention on the Big Ten each and every week, we have been able to provide proven winners for as long as the company has been making picks. As you strive to build your own successful sports betting strategy, always remember that wagering on what you know best is always a smart play.
Nobody knows the Big Ten like we do and it’s the reason that the majority of our picks are usually based on teams from this conference.
A quick recap of Week 8 includes the right call on Kentucky giving the overrated Georgia Bulldogs all they could handle as a 25½-point home underdog and Arizona thumping Washington as an 8-point favorite at home.
Purdue continues to perplex us. After getting blown out at home by a combined score of 82-27 in their previous two games, the Boilermakers took Ohio State to overtime as 17-point underdogs on the road to make it three straight weeks of the wrong call.
Here are this week’s selections with opening lines provided by 5Dimes.
Arizona St -7 vs UCLA: The Sun Devils had a golden opportunity to make a statement that they were for real last Thursday night against Oregon, but laid an egg in a 43-21 loss as 8½-point underdogs at home. The Devils now get a chance to take out their frustrations as a 7-point home favorite against the Bruins in a game that must win matchup to stay in the Pac-12 South title race.
This meeting should provide the perfect opportunity for the Sun Devils to get back on track after winning five of their first six games, considering that the Bruins have cooled off substantially from an unexpected hot start. UCLA lost to Cal as a 2½-point road favorite and snuck by Utah 21-14 as a 9½-point home favorite in its last two games. ARIZONA ST.
Nebraska -3 over Michigan: While both of these teams have had their fair share of problems on offense this season especially at the quarterback position, you have to be somewhat impressed with Nebraska’s come-from-behind 29-28 victory over Northwestern last Saturday as a seven-point favorite on the road. The one thing I really like about the Huskers is their ability to put points on the board when they need to the most.
Michigan escaped with a dramatic 12-10 victory over its arch-rival Michigan State as an 8½-point home favorite this past Saturday. They hardly looked like the team that posted 45 points on Illinois the week before. With no real consistency from QB Denard Robinson, look for the Wolverines to struggle to score again this week against a Nebraska team looking for revenge from last season’s 45-17 thumping on the road. NEBRASKA.
Oklahoma -10 vs ND: Oklahoma has been on a tear ever since dropping a 24-19 decision as a 15½-point home favorite to a stronger than expected Kansas State team. The Sooners’ offense has put up 156 points in its last three games behind a very balanced offense led by quarterback Landry Jones. Overall, OU is now ranked fifth in the nation in scoring with an average of 44.7 points a game.
While I do not expect the Sooners to put up those kinds of numbers against one of the best defenses in the nation, it will find the end zone more than once or twice against the Irish. This is where the constant shuffling at QB will come back to haunt Notre Dame.
While you might be a bit leery about laying so many points, I just do not see the Irish keeping pace with the Sooners for all four quarters of this game come Saturday night. OKLAHOMA.
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