Doc's NFL betting tips for rest of football season

Nov 27, 2012 3:07 AM

Doc’s Sports Service closed-out the college football regular season with a 2-0-1 record on this past Saturday’s top three plays for GamingToday.

We have prided ourselves on providing quality selections to our loyal customers for over 40 years and we are happy to say that this past season was profitable as well. 

You cannot maintain that kind of longevity in this industry without being able to fully leverage a wealth of inside information of every team’s strengths and weaknesses that result in a few solid plays each week for anyone who enjoys wagering on the games.

Doc’s is extremely proud of our past record picking college games. To supplement our future selections for GT, we are adding in some NFL games for our top three plays. The only thing that we know better than college football, and in particular the Big Ten Conference, is the “play for pay” league.

We are having a tremendous season in the pros, so we wanted to share our success with a few picks in the NFL for the rest of the football season.

Just to quickly recap last Saturday’s college football picks, we made the right call on Ohio State capping off an impressive 12-0 season despite their postseason ban with a 26-21 victory over Michigan as 4½-point home favorites. We were also right on the money with Baylor, winning outright as a 2½-point road underdog against Texas Tech.

Penn State covered with a number of books in a 24-21 victory over Wisconsin as a slight home favorite, but when we released our selection the spread was still 3 so we are recording it as a “push.”

Here are this week’s selections.

Oklahoma St -4½ at Baylor: The Bears have been really good to us over the past few weeks and we can see no reason for getting off this money train now. Baylor has covered the last four games while winning 3 of 4 straight-up including that huge upset of then-No.1 Kansas State.

The offense has racked-up 104 points in its last two games behind two huge performances from quarterback Nick Florence. The Cowboys are coming off a heartbreaking 51-48 loss to Oklahoma this past Saturday as 6½-point road underdogs. Despite winning the last 6 in this series, you have to question how much the Cowboys have left in the tank going to Waco against a hot team. Maybe enough for a SU win, but this is a 3-point game either way. BAYLOR.

Nebraska +2½ vs Wisconsin: Neutral site at Indianapolis. We have been on the right and wrong side of Nebraska as part of our Big Ten package all season long. The Cornhuskers performance down the stretch has convinced all the experts at Doc’s that they have a decided edge in this Big Ten title matchup especially since getting points.

Nebraska’s defense has been as stingy as ever in its current 6- game winning streak and QB Taylor Martinez has been able to manage the offense well enough not to lose any games during this impressive run. The loss of Joel Stave at QB sent the Badgers offense into a tailspin with back-to-back losses to Ohio State and Penn State in their last two games.

Wisconsin’s overall play has shaken our confidence in its ability to bounce back after ending the regular season 1-3 both SU/ATS. While the Badgers’ spirit may be willing, the injuries that have piled-up over these last few games have unfortunately made the flesh a little too weak to win this game. NEBRASKA.

Colts +4½ at Lions: Detroit dropped to 4-7 SU on the season with its 34-31 overtime loss to Houston on Thanksgiving, but showed a ton of heart in taking one of the NFL’s top teams to the wall. The Lions have the top passing attack in the league and rank second in total yards per game. They also know that one more loss will end any chance to return to the postseason for the second straight year.

All the credit in the world to a gritty Colts’ team that continues to find ways to win. However, this week their defensive secondary is going to have its hands full against Detroit’s passing game especially on the road in a dome. Indy ranks 19 in the NFL in total passing yards allowed and 22 in points surrendered. The Colts are still well on the way to a miraculous run to the playoffs at 7-4, but takes a step backwards here. LIONS.

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