Nuggets ruin perfect NBA week, meanwhile Rockets to roll Raptors

Nov 14, 2017 3:12 AM

Well, apparently the Denver Nuggets wanted to give readers an example that I gave last week, by not covering the big spread of -11. They completely dominated the game as I said they would against the Nets but low and behold Brooklyn came back from 17 down with 1:54 to play to lose by eight. That loss cost me a perfect week in the NBA at 4-1.

There is quite a bit to go over so let’s take a look at the upcoming week’s schedule:



Raptors at Rockets (-6, 219): As a Toronto fan they might be the most frustrating team ever. On one hand, they are the most successful team in the short history of the franchise. On the other, they have zero chance of competing with the best teams in the NBA. The Rockets check that box. ROCKETS

Spurs (-6.5, 202) at Mavericks: Dallas has been a disaster but it’s one their fans knew was coming. San Antonio, without Kawhi Leonard is keeping pace in the West as to be expected, thanks to the wizard of coaching Gregg Popovich. That said, I expect San Antonio to lock down Dallas with defense. UNDER

College Football


UNLV at New Mexico (PK): After getting embarrassed by Texas A&M last week, I expect the Lobos to rise up in their last home game of the season, beating a messy UNLV squad. NEW MEXICO

TCU (-7.5) at Texas Tech: After a crushing defeat at Oklahoma, the Horned Frogs might still be shook from that loss and needs a couple wins for a meaningful bowl game, if they don’t win out right, it’s a battle all the way. TEXAS TECH

Virginia at Miami (-20): This is a really sneaky spot for the Hurricanes to have a let down after the school’s biggest win since at least 2005 and arguably since 2003. The Cavaliers are 2-2 on the road and just might catch The U napping. VIRGINIA



Kansas City (-10.5, 43.5) at NY Giants: Ball will fly in this one as I expect a minimum of three touchdowns from each team. The Chiefs seem confused about who they are right now, but the Giants have seemed to solve the team’s woes, just ask the 49ers after their first win of the season vs. NY. OVER

New England (-6.5, 50.5) vs. Oakland in Mexico City: While the Raiders’ offense hasn’t been the dynamo it was last season, where have you gone passing offense? Oakland is showing signs of awaking from its slumber. The Patriots have really done well in the past few weeks on defense, which seemed like their Achilles heel at the time. However, keep in mind the teams they have played: Tampa Bay, NY Jets, Atlanta, LA Chargers and Denver. Oddly, they might not play a dynamic offense again until the playoffs unless Pittsburgh, by Week 14, figures out Big Ben’s issues soon. Getting back on track. OVER


Atlanta at Seattle (-3, 45): While the Falcons are by no means back, their offense has shown signs of life, albeit they did catch Dallas with its Pro Bowl caliber LT Tyron Smith injured on the bench leading to Dak Prescott being hammered for seven sacks. Incredibly, Adrian Clayborn had six of the seven! The Seahawks lost Richard Sherman for the season and must rely on Russell Wilson’s arm even more. OVER

Last Week: 4-1

Season: 27-23-1