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  • December 01, 2017 11:49 AM | Anonymous

    November 30, 2017


    FOOTBALL



    I have a DOUBLE PLAy on Washington at PICK or -1 versus Dallas



    BASKETBALL



    Wednesday record: 2-3.....Season so far: 59-47



    NBA



    Cleveland -7 1/2 Atlanta

    Milwaukee +3 Portland



    COLLEGE



    San Diego State -5 San Diego

    Seton Hall -1 1/2 Texas Tech



    November 29, 2017


    FOOTBALL

    I have a DOUBLE PLAy on Washington at PICK or -1 versus Dallas

    BASKETBALL

    Wednesday record: 2-3.....Season so far: 59-47

    NBA

    Cleveland -7 1/2 Atlanta

    Milwaukee +3 Portland

    COLLEGE

    San Diego State -5 San Diego

    Seton Hall -1 1/2 Texas Tech


    November 28 2017


    BASKETBALL

    Monday record: 0-1....Season so far: 56-44

    NBA

    No plays

    COLLEGE

    Purdue -7 Louisville


    November 27, 2017


    FOOTBALL



    There is one Late Consensus Pick on the Monday night game.



    REGULAR PLAY: Baltimore -7 Houston



    BASKETBALL



    Sunday record: 2-2-1......Season so far: 56-43



    NBA



    No plays



    COLLEGE



    Marquette -17 Eastern Illinois



    Cheers Mark 


    November 26, 2017


    FOOTBALL

    Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the games of Sunday, Nov. 26


    VERY STRONG PLAY: New England -16 Miami


    STRONG PLAYS: Seattle -6 1/2 San Francisco

                                  Cincinnati -8 Cleveland


    REGULAR PLAYS:


    Carolina -5 1/2 NY Jets

    Indianapolis +3 1/2 Tennessee

    Tampa Bay +10 Atlanta

    New Orleans +2 LA Rams

    Denver--Oakland OVER 43


    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: Nothing today



    BASKETBALL



    NBA



    Miami -7 Chicago




    COLLEGE



    UCLA -16 1/2 UC Irvine

    Oregon State -11 1/2 Marist

    St.  Joes -14 Sacramento State

    Canisius what ever the line versus Pacific



    Good hunting today 



    November 25, 2017

     

    FOOTBALL



    Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the games of Saturday, Nov. 25


    VERY STRONG PLAY: Auburn +4 1/2 Alabama

     

    STRONG PLAYS: South Carolina +13 1/2 Clemson

                                  Georgia -11 1/2 Georgia Tech

                                   Northwestern -16 1/2 Illinois


     

    REGULAR PLAYS:



    Duke +11 1/2 Wake Forest

    Washington  State +10 Washington

    Nevada -3 UNLV

    North Carolina +16 1/2 N. C. State



    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: Idaho ability to throw the ball effectively should allow them to hang in with New Mexico State all game long. The "Spuds" have been competitive on their own level and the points seems worth taking here.


    TAKE:  Idaho +10 N. Mexico St.



    BASKETBALL



    Friday record: 3-4....Season so far: 51-40



    NBA



    Charlotte -1 1/2 San Antonio

    Philadelphia-6 Orllando




    COLLEGE



    Canisius PICK Arkansas Pine Bluff

    Dayton -9 Akron



    Good hunting today

    November 24, 2017


    FOOTBALL

    There is one Late Consensus Pick on a Friday game.

    REGULAR STRENGTH

    Missouri -9 1/2 Arkansas

     

    BASKETBALL

    Thursday record: 1-1....Season so far: 48-36

    NBA

    NY Knicks -2 Atlanta

    OK City -8 1/2 Detroit

    Minnesota -4 Miami

    Charlotte +6 Cleveland

    COLLEGE

    UTA -16 1/2 W. Carolina

    Niagara -17 1/2 Alabama A&M

    Maryland -9 St. Bonaventure



    Happy Black Friday



  • November 24, 2017 8:40 AM | Anonymous



    FOOTBALL



    Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the games of Thanksgiving



    REGULAR PLAYS:



    NFL


    Detroit + 3 Minnesota



    COLLEGE



    Mississippi State -14 Mississippi



    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: The more I study the Detroit---Minnesota contest the more difficult it is to see lots of points being scored. That said, these Turkey Day  games often surprise in that regard.

    This is just a "lean" but I'll go with the instinct of a lower scoring game and lean to:


    Detroit---Minnesota UNDER 45



    BASKETBALL



    Wednesday record: 2-1......Season so far: 47-35



    COLLEGE



    Arizona -7 SMU

    St. Mary's -12 Harvard



    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! 

    November 22, 2017

    BASKETBALL



    Tuesday record: 1-1....Season so far: 45-34



    NBA



    Utah -8 1/2 Chicago

    Minnesota -7 Orlando



    COLLEGE



    Towson -1 Georgia Southern



  • November 22, 2017 12:40 PM | Anonymous

    November 21, 2017

    FOOTBALL

     

     

    No Late Consensus Picks tonight from other handicappers.

     

     

    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: One of our favorite mutts is on the schedule again tonight. Ball State's

    simply a dreadful team and they'll bring the curtain down at home tonight against a Miami of Ohio team that's not all that good either. Miami's been made an 18-point favorite. We've opposed Ball State regularly this season but tonight advise just a bit of caution. I "lean" to Miami but that's about as strong as I'd like to go. Lets hope the Redhawks can get us a small victory.

     

     

    BASKETBALL

     

     

    Monday record: 5-1....Season so far: 44-33

     

     

    NBA

     

     

    LA Lakers -5 1/2 Chicago

    November 20, 2017

    FOOTBALL

    There is one Late Consensus Pick on the Monday night NFL game:

    REGULAR PLAY: Seattle -1 1/2 Atlanta

    BASKETBALL

    Sunday record: 0-1....Season so far: 39-31

    NBA

    Cleveland -2 Detroit

    Denver -6 1/2 Sacramento

    Dallas +7 1/2 Boston

     

    COLLEGE

    Manhattan -7 Missouri KC

    UNLV -15 Rice

    Texas A&M -6 1/2 Oklahoma State

     


  • November 20, 2017 12:39 PM | Anonymous

    November 19 2017

    FOOTBALL

     

     

    Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the NFL games of Sunday, Nov. 19

     

     

    VERY STRONG PLAYS: None

     

     

    STRONG PLAYS:  New England -6 1/2 Oakland

                                   Green Bay +2 Baltimore

     

     

    REGULAR PLAYS:

     

     

    Minnesota -2 1/2 LA Rams

    Arizona +2 1/2 Houston

    Tampa Bay PICK Miami

    Denver -2 1/2 Cincinnati

    Dallas +6 Philadelphia

     

     

    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: This shrunken card is very picked over and contains a few games I don't care about at all. After a very solid week in "Late Thoughts" lets just go with what we've chosen in the Picks of the Pole and nothing new interests me at all.

     

     

    BASKETBALL

     

     

    Saturday record: 5-1......Season so far: 39-31

     

     

    NBA

     

     

    Denver -4 1/2 LA Lakers

     

     

    COLLEGE

     

     

    No selections today

     

     

    Good hunting today

    November 18 2017

     

    FOOTBALL

     

     

    Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the games of Saturday, Nov. 18.

     

     

    VERY STRONG PLAYS: Texas A&M -1 1/2 Mississippi

     

     

    STRONG PLAYS: Temple +13 1/2 UCF

     

     

    REGULAR PLAYS

     

     

    Northwestern -7 Minnesota

    Texas +3 West Virginia

    Air Force +17 1/2 Boise

    Virginia +19 1/2 Miami Fla.

    U La Monroe +37 1/2 Auburn

    Fla. Atlantic -14 1/2 Fla. International

    USC--UCLA OVER 71

     

     

    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: Our very, very nice run continued last night with another winner by Western Kentucky. Today we have a pair of plays for you that each, as the week has rolled on, appear to be games where the favorite may handle the underdog.

     

    TAKE: Penn State -25 1/2 Nebraska....The Huskers season has disintegrated, their defense is very poor and their coach is about to get canned. Penn State the far better team and should dismantle this discouraged loser.

     

    TAKE: Memphis -12 1/2 SMU......The Ponies have had a good season but their defense yields tons and tons of points through the air and this is the best QB they've faced this season. Memphis has higher aspirations as they attempt to finish with just one defeat and cling to the possibility of a very nice bowl bid. Memphis has slaughtered SMU each of the last three years. That might well happen again.

     

     

    BASKETBALL

     

     

    Friday record:0-2.....Season so far: 34-30

     

     

    NBA

     

     

    Philadelphia +8 1/2 Golden State

     

     

    COLLEGE

     

     

    UTA +8 BYU

    Nevada -12 Pacific

    Vermont -9 1/2 Coastal Carolina

    Belmont -17 1/2 Houston Baptist

    Canisius -7 1/2 Youngstown State

     

     

    Good hunting today! 

     

    November 17, 2017

    BASKETBALL

     

     

    THURSDAY RECORD: 2-0.....Season so far: 34-28

     

     

    NBA

     

     

    Cleveland -6 1/2 LC Clippers

    Oklahoma City PICK San Antonio

     

     

    COLLEGE

     

     

    No selections tonight

     

     

    FOOTBALL

     

     

    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: The Late Consensus Picks had a nice winner tonight while we split our two college plays. Tonight Middle Tennessee State is a road favorite at Western Kentucky. That's a role MTSU hasn't been very good at of late (1-5-1) while WKU is a solid 19-3 SU at home with two of the losses by just one point. This is simply a tech play but there seems to be merit in it.

     

     

    TAKE: Western Kentucky +3 Middle Tennessee

     

     

    Good hunting tonight

     

    November 16 2017

    FOOTBALL

     

     

    Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the games of Thursday, Nov. 16.

     

     

    REGULAR STRENGTH PLAY: Pittsburgh -7 Tennessee

     

     

    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: A nice start to the week with a winner Tuesday and our "lean" hit last night. Tonight I like both college games:

     

    TAKE: Buffalo -20 Ball State....BSU is simply a "go against" team at this point. Their season can't 

                                                     end quickly enough for them.

     

    TAKE: Tulsa +22 So. Florida....Golden Hurricane have the ability to score and RB Brewer alone 

                                                      keep them close enough. SFU not destroying people as they did

                                                      earlier this season. 

     

     

    BASKETBALL

     

     

    Wednesday record: 6-1....Season so far: 32-28

     

     

    NBA

     

     

    No selections tonight

     

     

    COLLEGE

     

     

    Auburn -7 1/2 Indiana State

    Oklahoma State -20 Oral Roberts

     

     

    Good hunting today!!!

     

    November 15, 2017

    FOOTBALL

     

     

    There are no Late Consensus Picks on tonight's MAC games.

     

     

    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: After (barely) hitting a winner in this spot last night all I have for you today is a "lean." W. Michigan's one of college football's best "travelers." WM's a solid 12-3 ATS the last 15 times they've hit the road. No. Illinois is a solid team but the points here appear worth taking a small chance on in a game that could be a fight to the very finish.

     

     

    BASKETBALL

     

     

    Tuesday record: 1-2......Season so far: 26-27

     

     

    COLLEGE

     

     

    Seton Hall -13 Indiana

    Oklahoma -14 1/2 Ball State

    Minnesota -20 Niagara

     

     

    NBA

     

     

    Cleveland -1 1/2 Charlotte

    Memphis -4 1/2 Indiana

    Minnesota -4 1/2 San Antonio

    Philadelphia -3 1/2 LA Lakers

     

     

    Cheers!

    November 14, 2017

    BASKETBALL

     

     

    Monday record: 0-3....Season so far: 25-25

     

     

    COLLEGE

     

    San Diego State PICK Arizona State

    Kansas -4 1/2 Kentucky

    New Mexico -9 1/2 Nebraska Omaha

     

     

    FOOTBALL

     

     

    There are no Late Consensus Pick on tonight's MAC games but I do have a Late Thoughts opinion:

     

     

    Kent State's a very poor football team...They've lost their last three games by margins of 45, 28 and 28. Central Mich has now covered 4 of their last 5 while Kent is 3-9 their last 12. Both teams are headed for bowls---Central to a bowl game and Kent State to a toilet bowl.  Only one way to go here:

     

    Take Central Michigan -17 1/2 Kent State

    November 13, 2017

     

    FOOTBALL

     

     

    There are no Late Consensus Picks on tonight's NFL game.

     

     

    BASKETBALL

     

     

    Sunday record:1-1....Season so far: 25-22

     

     

    NBA

     

     

    Cleveland -4 1/2 NY Knicks

    New Orleans -9 Atlanta

    Golden State -14 1/2 Orlando

     

    November 12, 2017

    FOOTBALL

    Here are your Late Consensus Picks  for theNFL games of Sunday, Nov. 12:

    VERY STRONG PLAYS:None

    STRONG PLAYS: Tennessee -5 Cincinnati

                                  Buffalo +2 New Orleans

    REGULAR PLAYS:

    LA Chargers +5 1/2 Jacksonville

    Pittsburgh---Indianapolis UNDER 45

    Detroit---Cleveland UNDER 43 1/2

    Dallas +3 1/2 Atlanta

     

     

    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: Several games leave me very cold on this week's schedule and the others have been picked already. Lots of action on the Chargers but I'll stay with my Jacksonville selection there. Jets have been playing inspired ball. Tampa's been a bum thus far. I'd lean in the Jets direction but that's about all I have to offer this morning.

     

     

    BASKETBALL

     

     

    Saturday record: 3-2.....Season so far: 24-21

     

     

    NBA

     

     

    Toronto -2 Boston

    Detroit -3 1/2 Miami

     

     

    Good hunting today!


  • November 02, 2017 12:37 PM | Anonymous

    November 11, 2017

    FOOTBALL

    Here are your Late Consensus Picks  for the college games of Saturday, Nov. 11:

    VERY STRONG PLAYS: None

    STRONG PLAYS: 

    Mississippi State +13 Alabama

    UAB +7 1/2 UTSA

    Arkansas State -10 1/2 So. Alabama

    REGULAR PLAYS: 

    SMU +3 1/2 Navy

    Iowa State +6 Oklahoma State

    North Texas -22 1/2 UTEP

    Virginia +11 1/2 Louisville

    TCU +6 1/2 Oklahoma

    Auburn +1 1/2 Georgia

    Fresno -10 Hawaii

    Kansas State -2 West Virginia

    So. Carolina -6 Florida

    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: Some total plays attract me today and I have three of them for you:

     

     

    TAKE:

    North Texas--UTEP UNDER

    Wyoming---Air Force UNDER

    Georgia--Auburn UNDER

     

     

    A sweep would be wonderful. Two out of three would be very nice.

     

    BASKETBALL

    Friday record: 3-1......Season so far: 21-19

    NBA

    Sacramento +5 NY Knicks

    Cleveland -5 1/2 Dallas

    Denver -8 Orlando

    Golden State -14 Philadelphia

     

     

    COLLEGE

    UTA -14 Loyola Marymount

     

    Good hunting today!!!

     

    November 10, 2017

    BASKETBALL

    Thursday record: No selections.....Season so far: 18-18

    Oklahoma City -5 1/2 LA Clippers

    Orlando -3 1/2 Phoenix

    COLLEGE

    Oklahoma State -17 Pepperdine

    St. Bonaventure -9 1/2 Niagara

     

     

    November 9, 2017

    FOOTBALL

     

    There are no Late Consensus Picks from other handicappers on tonight's games

     

     

    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS:  While others may not like this evening's action I have a couple games I like:

     

     

    Seattle wasted an incredibly winnable game Sunday versus Washington because of massive mistakes. One can easily make a case for this being the Seabags worst game of the year (16 penalties, 3 missed FGs, 2 turnovers. But in the NFL teams worst performances often are back-to-back with terrific performances. I simply can't see Arizona and QB Drew Stanton making enough plays to hang with Seattle. 

     

    TAKE: Seattle -6 Arizona

     

     

    In the colleges Ball State is awful. Both sides of the ball are pathetic. No. Illinois, of a struggle with Toledo, can name that score. The Huskies have covered the last five in this series and are 9-3 the last 12 times they'd been favored by more than 10.  Ball Sta gets tgortured

     

    TAKE No. Illinois -32 Ball State

     

    November 8, 2017

    FOOTBALL

    There is one Late Consensus Pick tonight:

    REGULAR PLAY: Ohio +3 1/2 Toledo

     

    BASKETBALL

     

     

    Tuesday record: 1-1.....Season so far: 18-17

     

     

    Minnesota---Golden State OVER 229

     

    November 7, 2017

    FOOTBALL

     

     

    There are no late plays on tonight's pair of MAC games.

     

     

    BASKETBALL

     

     

    Monday record: 0-1....Season so far: 17-16

     

    Denver -11 Brooklyn

    San Antonio -3 1/2 LA Clippers

     

     

    Happy Tuesday

     

    November 5, 2017

     

    FOOTBALL

     

     

    Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the NFL games of Sunday, Nov. 5:

     

     

    VERY STRONG PLAYS: None

     

     

    STRONG PLAYS: None

     

     

    REGULAR PLAYS:

     

     

    New Orleans -7 Tampa Bay

    Denver +7 Philadelphia

    LA Rams -4 1/2 NY Giants

    Cincinnati +6 Jacksonville

    Kansas City +2 1/2 Dallas

    Kansas City---Dallas UNDER 53 1/2

     

     

    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: I really don't like this card much. Lets just let today go and we'll hunt some winners next week. Good luck!

     

     

    BASKETBALL

     

     

    Saturday record: No selections....Season so far: 16-14

     

     

    Cleveland -12 1/2 Atlanta

    Boston -3 Orlando

     

     

    Happy day!

    November 4, 2017

    FOOTBALL

     

     

    Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the games of Saturday, November 4:

     

     

    VERY STRONG PLAYS: NONE

     

     

    STRONG PLAYS: Miami Fla. -1 Virginia Tech

                                  Florida International +6 UTSA

                                  Northwestern -2 Nebraska

     

     

    REGULAR PLAYS:

     

     

    Iowa +18 Ohio State

    Texas +7 TCU

    Wake Forest +14 1/2 Notre Dame

    Nevada +21 Boise

    Oklahoma +1 1/2 Oklahoma State

    Michigan State +9 1/2 Penn State

    South Carolina +23 1/2 Georgia

    SMU +14 1/2 UCF

    Fresno -11 1/2 BYU

    UNLV---Hawaii OVER 59

     

     

    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: We hit 2 of 3 in this spot Thursday night and have been solid for weeks with these late ones. Today we have another pair of selections:

     

     

    TAKE: App. State - 9 1/2 U La Monroe. ULM has a woeful defense allowing just over 500 yards per game!!! App. State has struggled to cover numbers this year but should put a significant  number of points on the board here. ULM can score but this App. St. "D" is pretty solid. Eventually I think A State pulls away

     

    TAKE: UAB -10 1/2 Rice. The Blazers have had a very nice resurgent season while the Owls have fallen totally apart and their coach is almost certainly gone after the season after having had some decent seasons with Rice. Very, very different emotional directions here.

     

     

    Good hunting!!!!

     

     

    BASKETBALL 

     

     

    Friday record: 3-0......Season so far: 16-14

     

     

    No selections tonight

     

     

     

     

    November 3, 2017

    BASKETBALL

     

     

    Thursday record: No selections.....Season so far: 13-14

     

     

    Philadelphia minus the points vs. Indiana

    Houston-8 Atlanta

    LA Lakers -2 1/2 Brooklyn

     

     

    FOOTBALL

     

     

    There is one Late Consensus Pick on college football tonight:

     

     

    REGULAR PLAY: Memphis -13 Tulsa

     

     

    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: I also liked Memphis tonight and have only a small opinion on one other game this evening. The line on the FAU--Marshall game has been coming down, down, down toward Marshall. FAU is on a BIG roll and that's the way I first leaned. But I'm going to be careful here. I respect some others whose opinions tend toward Marshall. So, lets pass this one and concentrate on Saturday's interesting card.

    November 2, 2017

    BASEBALL

    Wednesday record : 1-0 (Win on Houston in the series)......+$1.35

    Playoff record: 13-13.......-$0.35

    Season Complete

    BASKETBALL

    Wednesday record: 2-2......Season so far: 13-14

     

    No selections tonight.

     

    FOOTBALL

     

    There is one Late Consensus Pick on tonight's action:

     

    REGULAR STRENGTH: No. Illinois +8 Toledo

    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: Seldom have I ever liked a card on a week night as I like this one. I, too, would lean to No. Illinois against Toledo but I also like all three other college games. All would be considered "single plays"

     

    TAKE: E. Michigan -24 Ball State

                EMU has  a stout defense and has become a pretty solid little football team. Works hard each week. Ball State has disintegrated in pond scum. Very poor QB play and getting drilled every week lately. They're ready for this season to end

                   

     

    TAKE: Navy -8 Temple

                 This is revenge for the beating Temple gave Navy in the AAC title game last year . Navu steps back down in class of the opponent this week and gets payback

     

     

    TAKE: Idaho +17 1/2

                   This is a terrific technical spot. Idaho's 11-3 ATS looking for revenge and Troy is 1-10 ATS at home off a big win. Spuds can throw the ball and that makes a backdoor cover very possible.

     

     

    Good hunting tonight!

    November 1, 2017

    BASEBALL

     

    Tuesday record: 1-0.......+$1.00

    Playoffs so far: 12-13....-$1.70

     

    Before this series began we recommended Houston at +135 in the series. and that's almost exactly what the Astros are as an underdog tonight. If you still like Houston and played them in the series then let it ride tonight (which I'll do). If you're uncomfortable with that play you can take LA and in effect basically wipe out any risk in this game. By the way, history shows that home field advantage in such games is not a fact. Winner-take-all-games like this in the history of the baseball playoffs are basically a 50-50 situation between home and road teams.

     

     

    BASKETBALL

    Tuesday record: No selections.....Season so far: 11-12

    Cleveland -10 1/2 Indiana

    Boston -13 Sacramento

    Houston -5 1/2 NY Knicks

    Dallas +9 1/2 LA Clippers

     

     

    Good hunting!


  • October 31, 2017 12:36 PM | Anonymous

    October 31 2017

     

    BASEBALL

     

     

    Playoffs so far: 11-13....-$2.70

     

     

    LA Dodgers -115 Houston

     

     

    BASKETBALL

     

     

    Monday record: 2-1-1....Season so far: 11-12

     

     

    No plays tonight

     

    October 30, 2017

    FOOTBALL

    There is one Late Consensus Pick on tonight's game in the NFL.

    REGULAR PLAY: Denver +7 Kansas City

    BASKETBALL

    Sunday record: 1-0.....Season so far: 9-11

    Boston -3 1/2 San Antonio

    Minnesota -3 Miami

    Charlotte +6 1/2 Memphis

    New Orleans -7 1/2 Orlando

    BASEBALL

    Sunday record: 1-0.....+$1.35

    Playoffs so far: 11-13....-$2.70

    No game today

     

     

    October 29, 2017

    FOOTBALL

     

     

    Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the NFL games of Sunday, Oct. 29

     

     

    VERY STRONG PLAYS: None

     

     

    STRONG PLAYS:  Pittsburgh -3 Detroit

                                   Houston +6 1/2 Seattle

     

     

    REGULAR PLAYS:

     

     

    Carolina +1 1/2 Tampa Bay

    New Orleans -9 Chicago

    Washington +2 Dallas

    New England -7 LA Chargers

    Tampa Bay---Carolina OVER 46

    Cincinnati---Indianapolis OVER 42

     Dallas---Washington OVER 48

     

     

    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: I'm going to be very careful with that "strong play" on Houston. We can't know how that locker room will react to the turmoil caused by the statements by the  club's owner this week which so angered many on the team. In addition, Seattle may be finding at least a small amount of rhythm offensively (small!!!). I'm going to pass this game because of variables we can't measure though I respect the handicapper where the pick came from.

     

     

    BASEBALL

     

     

    Saturday record: 0-1....-$1.30

    Playoffs so far: 10-13.....-$4.05

     

    Houston +135 LA Dodgers

     

     

    BASKETBALL

     

     

    Saturday record: No plays.....Season so far: 8-11

     

     

    Charlotte -3 1/2 Orlando

     

     

    Good hunting today!

     

    October 28 2017

    BASEBALL

     

     

    Friday record: 1-0.....+$1.00

    Playoffs so far: 10-12....-$2.85

     

     

    Houston -130 LA Dodgers

     

     

     

    BASKETBALL

     

     

    Friday record: 1-0....Season so far: 8-11

     

     

    No plays tonight

     

     

    FOOTBALL

     

     

    Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the college games of Saturday, Oct. 28

     

     

    VERY STRONG PLAYS: Arizona +2 1/2 Washington State

     

     

    STRONG PLAYS: San Diego State -9 1/2 Hawaii

                                  N. C. State +7 Notre Dame

     

     

    REGULAR PLAYS: 

     

     

    So. Carolina -7 Vanderbilt

    West Virginia +7 1/2 Oklahoma State

    Florida +13 1/2 Georgia

    Colorado -4 Cal

    Northwestern +2 1/2 Michigan State

    W. Kentucky 6 1/2 Florida Atlantic

    Clemson---Georgia Teck UNDER 48 1/2

    Penn State---Ohio State UNDER 57 1/2

    So. Florida---Houston OVER 56 1/2

     

     

    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: I have a pair of games for you today. Tennessee whips Kentucky all the time. They've won 31 of the last 32 played in this series. UK has come close at times but simply can't break through---until today. Tennessee is a pathetic, error prone team whose coach will be fired. Their season's gone. UK shows spirit and spunk at appears headed for a bowl. The torture ends today.

     

    And Michigan got ripped last weekend by Penn State. The Wolverines appear a step down from previous seasons. But that result combined with some phony Rutgers results has brought today's line down.  I believe the UM defense simply stuffs Rutgers. So:

     

     

    TAKE: Kentucky -3 1/2 Tennessee

               Michigan -23 Rutgers

     

    Good hunting today!

     

    October 27, 2017

    BASEBALL

    Playoffs so far: 9-12.....-$3.80

    Houston -130 LA Dodgers

    BASKETBALL

    Thursday record: 0-1....Season so far: 7-11

    Washington +11 Golden State

    FOOTBALL

     

    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: Another easy winner in this spot last night with Toledo. I have made both Tulane and SMU Picks of the Pole in Friday night action. Cheers.

    October 26, 2017

    BASEBALL

     

    Wednesday record: 1-0....+$1.05

    Playoffs so far: 9-12....-$3.85

     

    No game today

    BASKETBALL

    Wednesday record: 2-1.....Season so far: 7-10

     

    Portland -3 LA Clippers

     

    FOOTBALL

     

    Here is a Late Consensus Pick for a solid handicapper on tonight's NFL game:

     

    REGULAR PLAY: Miami +3 Baltimore

     

    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: We've been clicking along in this spot and have another game for you tonight. Toledo's a really solid mid=major team. Ball State's junk. Yes, three-and-a-half-touchdowns is a lot to lay on the road. But consider that Toledo's 11-4- ATS their last 16 road games and Ball State is 5-14 ATS their last 19 home games.  They've allowed 13 sacks their last two games and their backup QB Miles is basically awful. Smells like a blowout to me.

     

    TAKE: Toledo -24 1/2 Ball State

     

     

    October 25, 2017

     

    BASEBALL

     

     

    Tuesday record: No selection

    Playoffs so far: 8-12....-$4.90

     

     

    Houston +105 LA Dodgers

     

     

    BASKETBALL

     

     

    Tuesday record: 0-2.....Season so far: 5-9

     

     

    Minnesota -1 1/2 Detroit

    OK City -14 1/2 Indiana

    Dallas +4 Memphis


  • October 25, 2017 12:35 PM | Anonymous

    October 24 2017

    BASKETBALL

     

     

    Monday record: 0-2.....Season so far: 5-7

     

     

    Cleveland -14 1/2 Chicago

    Minnesota -11 Indiana

     

     

    BASEBALL

     

     

    While I don't have a play on tonight's opening game of the World Series, I do have an overall idea about handicapping the best-of-seven.

     

    The Dodgers have home field advantage here but Houston counters with the best road record in all of baseball during the regular season at 53-28. The Astros also boast being the best of all this years playoff teams when facing a LH starter. And, if this series goes seven games, they'll face FIVE lefties. LA's only RH starter is Yu Darvish and the Astros are very, very familiar with him from his years with the Rangers. Conversely, LA's mid-pack when facing RH starters and again, if it goes seven games, the Dodgers will face FIVE RH starters in the series.

     

    My final lean to the Astros is simply based on value. We're getting to taker +145 in a series that seems far closer than that.

     

    TAKE: Houston +145 LA Dodgers in the series.

     

     

    Good luck and good hunting

     

    October 23, 2017

    FOOTBALL

    There is one regular strength Late Consensus Pick on the NFL Monday night game:

    Washington +4 Philadelphia

     

    BASKETBALL

     

    SUNDAY RECORD:  1-0.....Season so far: 5-5

     

     

    Houston - 7 1/2 Memphis

    Toronto +3 San Antonio

     

    October 22 2017

    FOOTBALL

     

     

    Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the games of Sunday, Oct. 22

     

     

    VERY STRONG PLAYS: None

     

     

    STRONG PLAYS: Cincinnati +4 1/2 Pittsburgh

                                  Cincinnati--Pittsburgh UNDER 40 1/2

                                  Jacksonville -3 Indianapolis

     

     

    REGULAR PLAYS: 

     

     

    Tennessee -6 Cleveland

    Tennessee---Cleveland OVER 44 1/2

    Arizona +3 LA Rams

    New Orleans -4 Green Bay

    Chicago +3 Carolina

    Baltimore--Minnesota OVER 38 1/2

     

     

    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: The more I study the Dallas game the more I like Dallas. The return of Sean Lee at LB means that Dallas for the first time all year will have its complete LB corps together  and that should help them stop the run. Dallas is 50 yards per game better against the run over the last two years plus when Lee is healthy. That will shift the emphasis on SF's rookie QB Beathard making his first NFL start ever. SF's a hard-trying outfit but I believe the rested Cowboys eventually put this one away.

     

    TAKE: Dallas -6 San Francisco

     

     

    BASKETBALL

     

     

    Saturday record: 1-0.......Season so far: 4-5

     

     

    Minnesota +4 OK City

     

     

    Good hunting today!

    October 21, 2017

    FOOTBALL

    Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the college games of Saturday, Oct. 21

    VERY STRONG PLAYS: None

    STRONG PLAYS: Navy +7 1/2 UCF

                                  Oregon +6 1/2 UCLA

     

     

    REGULAR PLAYS:

    Syracuse +17 1/2 Miami Fla.

    Purdue -10 Rutgers

    Tulane +11 So. Florida

    Idaho +13 1/2 Missouri

    Texas +7 Oklahoma State

    Iowa State +7 Texas Tech

    Michigan State -6 Indiana

    Cal +3 1/2 Arizona

     

     

    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: No. Carolina's becoming a strictly go-against team at this point. They're battered by injuries and have posted only a single win and that was against down-trodden Old Dominion which last night lost its fifth straight. Virginia Tech's rested and with very high aspirations given their 5-1 record with only a single loss and that was 23-10 to Clemson. I just can't see the Tarheels hanging around with VT.

     

    TAKE: Virginia Tech -21 No. Carolina

     

     

    BASEBALL

     

     

    Friday record: No selections

    Playoffs so far: 8-12.....-$4.90

     

     

    When this started we recommended the Yankees +155 in the series. If you have that play you have them at a far superior line to the one in today's game (+120). If you're on the fence  here and don't feel  good about that play then you can easily have a "no play" on the game taking Houston.

    I'll hang with the Yanks at that good series price.

     

     

    BASKETBALL

     

     

    Friday record: 2-2......Season so far: 3-5

     

    San Antonio -9 1/2 Chicago

     

     

    Happy Saturday!

     

     

    October 20, 2017

    BASEBALL

     

    Thursday record: 0-1....-$1.00

    Playoffs so far: 8-12....-$4.90

    No play tonight

     

    BASKETBALL

     

    Thursday record: 1-0

    Season so far: 1-3

     

    Charlotte -6 Atlanta

    Portland -3 1/2 Indiana

    Portland--Indiana OVER 225

    Minnesota -4 1/2 Utah

     

    FOOTBALL

     

    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: After last night's very easy winner on Arkansas State lets step out on the Colorado State--New Mexico game. CSU has dominated this series and has also covered 10 or their last 12 conference road games. CSU's simply the better team here and I expect them to bounce back and whip NM as they have done for years.

     

    TAKE: Colorado State -7 New Mexico

     

    October 19, 2017

    BASEBALL

     

     

    Wednesday record: 1-1....-$0.05

    Playoffs so far: 8-11......-$3.75

     

    Cubs +145 LA Dodgers

     

     

    FOOTBALL

     

     

    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: The Arkansas Red Wolves run their conference and have won 18 of their last 19 conference contests. The one they lost? Last year to U La La when a TD with two seconds left that would have won the game was overturned. Revenge is the theme of the night at home for these Wolves who again appear to be a solid side. Lafayette's defense has been much better  the last two weeks but that was against Idaho and Texas State. Lets go with the Red Wolves to gain their "pound of flesh."

     

    TAKE: Arkansas State -12 1/2 U La Lafayette

     

     

    BASKETBALL

     

     

    Wednesday record: 0-3

     

     

    Toronto -12 1/2 Chicago

     

     

    Happy hunting today

    October 18, 2017

    BASEBALL

     

     

    Tuesday record: 1-0....+$1.00

    Playoffs so far: 7-10......-$3.80

     

    NY Yankees +105 Houston

    LA Dodgers--Cubs OVER

     

     

    BASKETBALL

     

     

    New Orleans +2 1/2 Memphis

    Minnesota +1 1/2 San Antonio

    Dallas -6 Atlanta

     

    Good hunting today!

    October 17, 2017

     

    BASEBALL

     

    Monday record: 1-0....+$1.00

     

    Playoffs so far: 6-10.....-$4.80

     

    LA Dodgers----Cubs UNDER

     

    October 16, 2017

    BASEBALL

     

    Sunday record: no selections

    Playoffs so far: 5-10 .....-$5.80

     

    NY Yankees -125 Houston

     

    FOOTBALL

     

     

    There are no Late Consensus Picks of note on this game from my sources. I would lean slightly to Tennessee to handle this team. But a "lean" is about as afr as I'd go.


  • October 11, 2017 12:33 PM | Anonymous

    October 15, 2017

    FOOTBALL

     

     

    Here are your Late  Consensus Picks for the NFL games of Sunday, Oct. 15:

     

    VERY STRONG PLAYS: None

     

     

    STRONG PLAYS: Green Bay -3 Minnesota 

                                  Pittsburgh +4 Kansas City

     

     

    REGULAR PLAYS:

     

    New York Jets +9 1/2 New England 

    Chicago +6 1/2 Baltimore

    Houston -9 1/2 Cleveland

    LA Chargers +3 1/2 Oakland

     

     

    NORM’S LATE THOUGHTS: That NY Jets play scares me. Yes, NE looks shaky so far but the Jets seem extraordinarily fortunate to have their three wins. i’m Often reluctant to lay that many to an NFL home team but I still see a big gap between these two. I’ll lean to NE here against the pick of the handicappers.

     

     

    BASEBALL

     

    Saturday record:  1-1.......EVEN

    Playoffs so far: 5-10......-$5.80

    No selection today

    October 14, 2017

    FOOTBALL

     

     

    Here are your Lat Consensus Picks for the games of Saturday, October 14.

     

     

    VERY STRONG PLAYS— —None

     

     

    STRONG PLAYS:  LSU +7 Auburn

                                  No. Illinois -7 Buffalo

                                  So. Carolina +3 Tennessee

     

     

    REGULAR PLAYS

     

     

    Arkansas St. -17 Coastal Carolina

    Navy +3 Memphis

    Kansas State +7 TCU

    TEXAS+8 Oklahoma

    Utah +13 USC

    Wyoming +2 1/2 Utah State

    UTEP + 23 So. Miss

    Virginia -3 No. Carolina

     

     

    NORM’S LATE THOUGHTS: Oklahoma State has had some time to digest thei defe`at to TCU and can now see their path, with other upsets in thi1s conference having happened, is a clear one. sweep the rest and they’re in the national title picture. Baylor has played well the last couple weeks but their D may not be bale to handle this angry

    And upset Okie State club. I smell blowout.

     

    TAKE: Oklahoma State  -26 Baylor

    BASEBALL

     

    Friday record: No selection

    Playoff record so far: 4-9......-$5.80

    Cubs +160 LA Dodgers

    Houston -135 NY Yankees

     

    October 13 2017

     

    BASEBALL

     

    Thursday record: 0-1.....-$1.10

    Playoffs so far: 4-9.....-$5.80

     

     

    Take the NY Yankees in the series +170 versus Houston

     

     

    FOOTBALL

     

     

     

    NORM’S LATE THIUGHTS;  It appears Cal’s nice early run may have run its course and Washington State just continue to mow teams down. Let’s stay with present form:

     

    TAKE: Washington State -15 Cal

     

     

    Good hunting!

    October 12, 2017

    BASEBALL

     

     

    Wednesday record: 1-0....+$1.00

    Playoffs so far: 4-8...-$4.45

     

     

    Washington---Cubs UNDER

     

     

    FOOTBALL

     

     

    No Late Consensus Picks

     

     

    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: Lately Philly's feasted on some lesser teams. But as Dallas fans know very well, just because you're considered the better team doesn't mean you're going to win (LA Rams).  Carolina's been equally impressive in matching Philly at 4-1 and has beaten better teams (not that such a fact necessarily makes you the better team either). This is a rugged match-up between two solid looking NFC teams who could possibly meet again in the playoffs. I'd lean to Carolina but that far as I'd go on this one---LEAN.

     

     

    Good hunting!

    October 11, 2017

    BASEBALL 

    Tuesday record: no plays

    Playoffs so far: 3-8....-$5.70

    Cubs--Washington UNDER 7 1/2


  • October 11, 2017 9:41 AM | Anonymous

    October 9, 2017

    FOOTBALL


    There are no Late Consensus Picks on tonight's NFL game


    BASEBALL

    Sunday record: 0-1....-$1.15

    Playoffs so far: 2-3....-$1.25



    Washington -115 Cubs

    Arizona EVEN LA Dodgers

    Arizona---LA Dodgers OVER 9

    Houston -115 Boston

    Houston---Boston OVER 10 1/2

    NY Yankees---Cleveland UNDER 7 1/2


    Good hunting today

    October 8 2017


    BASEBALL


    Saturday record: No plays
    Playoffs so far:2-2....-$0.10


    Cleveland -115 NY Yankees


    FOOTBALL


    Here are your Late Consensus Picks from top handicappers in Sundays NFL games:


    VERY STRONG PLAYS; None


    STRONG PLAYS; Seattle +1 LA Rams


    REGULAR PLAYS: Pittsburgh -7 1/2 Jacksonville
                                    Miami + 1 1/2 Tennessee
                                    Green Bay +3 Dallas


    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: Though our regular picks continue to struggle we hit another easy winner in this spot yesterday with Florida Atlantic. Today we're going to a totals play in a game between two mutts. SF and Indy have each moved the ball better than expected this season and the more looked at this one the more it seemed to me that these two might produce more points than the linemaker estimated. So:

    TAKE: San Francisco--Indianapolis OVER 44


    Good hunting!


    October 7 2017

    BASEBALL



    Friday record: 0-2.....-$2.10
    Playoffs so far: 2-2......-$0.10


    NO PLAYS TODAY


    FOOTBALL


    Here are your Late Consensus Picks from handicappers around the country:


    VERY STRONG PLAYS;  None


    STRONG PLAYS: Minnesota +3 1/2 Purdue
                                  Utah +4 Stanford
                                  LSU +2 Florida


    REGULAR PLAYS: 


    Vanderbilt +17 1/2 Georgia 
    Tulsa +4 1/2 Tulane
    Michigan State +10 Michigan
    Oregon +2 Washington state
    Colorado -6 1/2 Arizona
    E. Michigan +14 Toledo
    Florida State +3 Miami Fla.
    So. Carolina +3 Arkansas
    Alabama -26 1/2 Texas A&M


    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: Boy, was that ever an easy winner last night on Memphis! Lets find another one. Not much interest in a game like Florida Atlantic versus Old Dominion. But  I like the progress FAU is making. Last week's pounding of a decent Middle Tennessee State team was pretty nice. Old Dominion beat bottom feeders Albany and Umass before getting pounded twice.
    Not normally interested in a mediocre road favorite. But I believe FAU simply a better team.

    TAKE: Florida Atlantic -4 1/2 Old Dominion


    Good hunting today!                               

    October 6, 2017


    BASEBALL



    Thursday record:2-0....+$2.00

    Playoffs so far: 2-0-----+$2.00


    Houston---Boston UNDER 8 1/2

    Arizona +240 LA Dodgers



    FOOTBALL


    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: Uconn's s terrible defensive team and especially so against the pass. Memphis laifda huge egg last week but their QB Ferguson is very competent. With their full attention after last week's debacle I expect them to focus on and whip up on Uconn. So:


    TAKE: Memphis -14 1/2 Uconn



    Good hunting today.


    October 5, 2017

    BASEBALL


    Playoff record so far: no selections yet

    Cleveland -130 NY Yankees

    Houston -130 Boston

    FOOTBALL


    Here is a Late Consensus Pick on one of the Thursday night games:



    REGULAR PLAY: N. C. State +3 1/2  Louisville



    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: Up and down NE with the worst defense in the league travels to Tampa to take on a Bucs team that's 2-1. Initially this line seemed too big to me with the Pats favored five on the road. But NE seems historically to react well to losing. Tom Brady's a remarkable 16-3 SU and ATS on the road after a straight  up loss. Perhaps I'm getting sucked in a bit here by history but that's the way I'll lean in this one. Bucs defense seems pretty suspicious to me.


    TAKE: New England -5 Tampa Bay


    I'd also lean a bit to the OVER but not enough to make it a play.



    Good hunting 



    October 4, 2017

    BASEBALL


    Playoff record so far: no selections yet

    Cleveland -130 NY Yankees

    Houston -130 Boston


    FOOTBALL


    Here is a Late Consensus Pick on one of the Thursday night games:


    REGULAR PLAY: N. C. State +3 1/2  Louisville


    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: Up and down NE with the worst defense in the league travels to Tampa to take on a Bucs team that's 2-1. Initially this line seemed too big to me with the Pats favored five on the road. But NE seems historically to react well to losing. Tom Brady's a remarkable 16-3 SU and ATS on the road after a straight  up loss. Perhaps I'm getting sucked in a bit here by history but that's the way I'll lean in this one. Bucs defense seems pretty suspicious to me.


    TAKE: New England -5 Tampa Bay


    I'd also lean a bit to the OVER but not enough to make it a play.



    Good hunting  


    October 3, 2017

    BASEBALL



    The AL playoffs begin with the Yankees a huge favorite (-240) over a Twins team that has been over-looked and ignored all season. This LOOKS so easy. But---Santana's been very, very good for the Twins this season and virtually the equal of the Yankees starter Severino who is the answer to the question: Who is the AL's hardest throwing starting pitcher?


    NY hits the ball out of the park. Minny scratches for runs. Oddly, NY hit 35 more homers than did the Twins but out-scored them by just 43 runs. The Yanks look like the obvious choice here but that price looks pretty well out of whack.


    I have only a very slight lean here to the Twins at +215 or 220. But it's only a SLIGHT lean.


    Cheers


    Norm





  • October 02, 2017 12:27 PM | Anonymous

    October 1 2017

    BASEBALL


    SATURDAY RECORD: 1-1.....EVEN

    SEASON SO FAR: 391-366.....+$0.75


    Philadelphia -120 NY Mets

    Texas -145 Oakland


    FOOTBALL

    Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the NFL games of Sunday, Oct. 1:


    VERY STRONG PLAYS: None



    STRONG PLAYS:  Houston +2 1/2 Tennessee

                                   Cincinnati -3 Cleveland



    REGULAR PLAYS:



    LA Rams +6 1/2 Dallas (Disagrees with a Pick of the Pole)

    LA Rams---Dallas UNDER 48 1/2

    Carolina +9 New England

    NY Giants +2 1/2 Tampa Bay

    Denver -3 Oakland

    Buffalo---Atlanta OVER 48 1/2



    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: The more I studyJacksonville versus the Jets the more I believe defenses will rule this day. The Jets aren't much of a team overall by head coach Todd Bowles is a terrific defensive mind and has that side of the ball playing well. Jacksonville's strong "D" should stop the Jets tepid offense. So:


    TAKE: Jacksonville---Jets UNDER 39



    Good hunting today.

    September 30, 2017

    BASEBALL


    Friday record: 2-1.....+$1.00

    Season so far: 390---365.....+$0.75


    San Francisco EVEN San Diego

    Texas -125 Oakland



    FOOTBALL



    Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the college games of Saturday, Sept. 30:



    VERY STRONG PLAY:  Virginia Tech +7 Clemson



    STRONG PLAY:  Cal +16 Oregon



    REGULAR PLAYS:



    So. Florida -21 E. Carolina

    Troy +20 1.2 LSU

    Louisiana Tech -11 1/2 So. Slabama

    New Mexico State +17 Arkansas

    Bowling Green +2 1/2 Akron

    Miami Ohio +20 1/2 Notre Dame

    Stanford -17 1/2 Arizona State

    Fresno -9 Nevada

    Oregon State +27 1/2 Washington

    No. Illinois +10 San Diego State



    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: I believe Virginia Tech has a shot at taking down Clemson and made them a "Pick of the Pole." Then, a couple of respected handicappers each take Va. Tech and one

    of them makes them avery strong play. Consider taking a light play on Va. Tech on the money line. If they should pull the upset your return for one dollar bet would be $2.20. That's a hefty profit and I think possible. Good hunting today. 


    Seotember 29, 2017


    BASEBALL



    THURSDAY RECORD: 2-1.....+$0.20

    Season so far: 388-364.....-$0.25



    Philadelphia -135 NY Mets

    Atlanta +140 Miami

    Tampa Bay -145 Baltimore

    September 28, 2017

    BASEBALL



    Wednesday record: 1-0....+$1.00

    Season so far: 386-363.....-$0.45


    Milwaukee -155 Cincinnati

    Oakland -115 Texas

    Kansas City -180 Detroit



    FOOTBALL



    Here is a Late Consensus Pick on the college football game Tonight:



    REGULAR STRENGTH PLAY: Iowa State +6 Texas


    September 27, 2017


    BASEBALL

    Tuesday record: 2-4....-$1.60

    Season so far: 385-363.....-$1.45

    • Colorado -190 Miami



    September 26, 2017


    Yesterday 1-1 -.35


    Philadelphia +140 vs Washington

    Milwaukee -190 vs Cincy

    San Francisco +190 vs Arizona

    San Diego +230 vs Dodgers

    Chicago White  +110 vs LA Angels

    Oakland +110 vs Seattle


    September 25, 2017

    BASEBALL

    Sunday record: 2-2.....+$0.35

    Season so far: 382---358......+$0.40

    Colorado -165 San Diego

    White Sox +150 LA Angels


    Late Consensus NFL Selection

    Regular Play-Arizona +3 vs Dallas

    September 24, 2017

    FOOTBALL



    Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the NFL games of Sunday, Sept. 24



    VERY STRONG PLAYS----None



    STRONG PLAYS: Seattle +2 1/2 Tennessee



    REGULAR PLAYS;:



    Detroit +3 Atlanta

    New England -14 Houston

    LA Chargers +3 Kansas City

    Washington +3 Oakland

    Cincinnati +71/2 Green Bay

    Miami -6 NY Jets

    Kansas City---LA Chargers UNDER 47 1/2



    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS:First, I'm more than a bit concerned about massive injuries impacting today's games. We're through two weeks and teams like Washington, Green Bay, Jacksonville and others are already badly banged up. This weekend leaves me pretty unexcited. But there is one college game today in Uconn facing E. Carolina. The Pirates program looks awful. This is not a strong play but I believe E. Carolina is simply a "go against" team at this point. So:


    A LIGHT PLAY ON: Uconn minus the points vs. E. Carolina



    BASEBALL



    Saturday record: 1-0.....+$1.00

    Season so far: 380-356.......+$0.05



    Milwaukee +115 Cubs

    Minnesota -170 Detroit

    Tampa Bay -110 Baltimore

    LA Angels +145 Houston


    September 23, 2017

    BASEBALL



    Friday record: 4-2.....+$2.50

    Season so far: 379-356.....-$0.95



    Tampa Bay -1.05 Baltimore



    FOOTBALL



    Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the college games of Saturday, Sept. 23:



    VERY STRONG PLAYS; None



    STRONG PLAYS: Cal +17 USC



    REGULAR PLAYS: 


    North Carolina +1 1/2 Duke

    Purdue +10 1/2 Michigan

    Vanderbilt +18 1/2 Alabama

    FIRST HALF:  Vandy---Alabama UNDER 22

    TCU +12 1/2 Oklahoma State

    Michigan State +3 1/2 Notre Dame

    Tulsa 101/2 New Mexico

    Iowa +12 1/2 Penn State

    BallState +11 1/2 W. Kentucky



    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: The last time Kentucky beat Florida Ronald Reagan was in the midst of his second term. No internet, no IPhones, no Snap Chat. THIRTY consecutive wins.

    And Florida always covers (9 of the last 10). But such facts  are pretty easy to find. Yet the linemaker has installed FLA as just a 1 1/2 or 2 point favorite. This LOOKS too easy. I smell a rat here. Kentucky's much improved. Florida appears a couple of steps below the usual level of the program. So:


    TAKE: Kentucky straight up on the money line (+120) to defeat Florida 


    September 22, 2017

    BASEBALL 

    Thursday record: 3-0.....+$3.70

    Season so far: 375--354.....-$3.45


    DOUBLE PLAY: St. Louis -145 Pittsburgh


    SINGLE PLAYS


    NY Mets -140 Washington

    Colorado -160 San Diego

    Cincinnati +125 Boston

    White Sox +120 Kansas City

    Texas +115 OaklandSeptember 21, 2017

    BASEBALL

    WEDNESDAY RECORD: 3-2.....+$1.75

    Season so far: 372-354.....-$7.15



    DOUBLE PLAY: Texas +135 Seattle


    SINGLE PLAY


    St. Louis -150 Cincinnati



    FOOTBALL



    There are no Late Consensus Picks games tonight:



    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: At the start of the season it was hard to picture the Rams favored on the road. But the LA offense (tied for second in the entire league in points scored) seems pretty far ahead of that of the Niners.  With star DT Aaron Donald making more and more impact now that his holdout is over we may have a Rams team better on both sides of the ball tonight. So:


    TAKE: LA Rams -2 1/2 San Francisco



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