October 16-24, 2017

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.


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