October 1-9, 2017

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





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