October 16-24, 2017

October 25, 2017 12:35 PM | Anonymous

October 24 2017




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



Cleveland -14 1/2 Chicago

Minnesota -11 Indiana






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


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

Washington +4 Philadelphia




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



Houston - 7 1/2 Memphis

Toronto +3 San Antonio


October 22 2017




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






STRONG PLAYS: Cincinnati +4 1/2 Pittsburgh

                              Cincinnati--Pittsburgh UNDER 40 1/2

                              Jacksonville -3 Indianapolis






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






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



Minnesota +4 OK City



Good hunting today!

October 21, 2017


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



                              Oregon +6 1/2 UCLA




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






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.






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


San Antonio -9 1/2 Chicago



Happy Saturday!



October 20, 2017



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

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

No play tonight




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




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




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

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


Cubs +145 LA Dodgers






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






Wednesday record: 0-3



Toronto -12 1/2 Chicago



Happy hunting today

October 18, 2017




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

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


NY Yankees +105 Houston

LA Dodgers--Cubs OVER






New Orleans +2 1/2 Memphis

Minnesota +1 1/2 San Antonio

Dallas -6 Atlanta


Good hunting today!

October 17, 2017




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


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


LA Dodgers----Cubs UNDER


October 16, 2017



Sunday record: no selections

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


NY Yankees -125 Houston





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.

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