Nevada at +9½ not likely to challenge Arizona

Dec 11, 2012 3:05 AM

A 2-1 record on last weekend’s top plays has us 28-17-1 over the season including college selections for GamingToday. There is no reason to believe that this kind of success will not carry over to this weekend’s slate of games. 

For well over 40 years, Doc’s Sports Service has been providing our loyal customers quality selections week in and week out and this past college football season proved to be another profitable campaign.

In order to hang around this long in the sports selection industry you need to have the ability to convert a wealth of inside information on every team’s strengths and weaknesses into a few solid plays each week for anyone who enjoys wagering on the games. 

The college football bowl season gets underway this weekend so we decided to mix some of these games in with the NFL for this week’s top plays for GT. While Doc’s is very well known for its college selections, especially with the Big Ten Conference, we are also having an excellent year picking the pros. 

This December has gotten off to an exceptionally strong start and picking up steam heading into the Holidays.

Quickly recapping last week’s NFL picks, we cashed-in on Washington’s thrilling 31-28 overtime victory over Baltimore as a 2½-point home favorite and on Green Bay’s 27-20 come-from-behind win over Detroit as a 6-point favorite at home. The only game we missed the mark on was Chicago’s stunning 21-14 loss to Minnesota in a game the Bears desperately needed to win.

Here are this week’s selections.

Arizona -9½ vs. Nevada (Sat): Both Arizona and Nevada come into this year’s New Mexico Bowl at 7-5 straight-up, but the Wildcats’ strength of schedule in the Pac-12 as well as their tremendous balance on offense gives them the clear edge in this matchup. 

Running back Ka’Deem Carey rushed for 1,757 yards while quarterback Matt Scott threw for 3,238 yards and 24 touchdowns. Scott also added another 485 yards on the ground.

The Wolf Pack limps into this game with just one SU victory in its last five regular season games. It too has a potent rushing attack led by Stefphon Jefferson and a quarterback, Cody Fajardo who can make things happen with both his arm and his legs. 

Even if each of these two has one of their best days of the year, Nevada is going to have a very difficult time keeping pace with the Wildcats. ARIZONA -9½

NFL Sunday

Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears: The Packers looked dead in the water in last Sunday’s first half against Detroit, but they were able to erase a 14-0 second-quarter deficit to pull-out the 7-point win. They would lock-up the NFC North with a win over the Bears in this one as well as stay in the running for a first-round bye with two games left to play.

This is the time of the year where the cream starts to rise to the top and Green Bay is certainly one of those teams that belong in that category. This game was off the board at press time due to Bears’ quarterback Jay Cutler being listed as questionable with a stiff neck.

Unless it turns out to be something more serious, it is safe to say he will be behind center for this game. This should make Chicago a slight underdog at home given its recent form with just one SU win in its last five games. Look for Green Bay to win this game by at least 7 making the spread a non-factor in this showdown. GREEN BAY.

New England Patriots (-3) vs. San Fransisco 49ers: New England is off showdown against Houston, but we are so confident that the Patriots will continue their December magic. We are picking them on a blind draw to beat another top NFL team in another prime-time clash at home. 

Bill Belichick has his sights set on a first-round bye and home field throughout the playoffs after his team clinched the AFC East last week.

San Francisco is having trouble shaking the pesky Seahawks for the NFC West Division title with its current lead sitting at one and a half games. A loss on Sunday night could really tighten things up especially if Seattle beats Buffalo this week. 

While Colin Kaepernick may be head coach Jim Harbaugh’s answer at quarterback, the overall consistency of this team remains questionable at best; most especially against a true quality opponent on the road. NEW ENGLAND.



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