November 1, 2017

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!


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