December 22-31, 2017

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December 31, 2017


FOOTBALL



Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the NFL games of Sunday, Dec. 31:



STRONG PLAYS: Houston---Indianapolis UNDER 41

                              Jacksonville +1 1/2 Tennessee



RRGULAR PLAYS:



Atlanta -3 1/2 Carolina

Washington -3 NY Giants

Pittsburgh -6 1/2 Cleveland

Oakland +7 LA Chargers

San Francisco -4 1/2 LA Rams

New Orleans -6 Tampa Bay

Chicago--Minnesota UNDER 38 1/2

Oakland---LA Chargers UNDER 42 1/2



NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: The Patriots have long been an NFL Threshing machine and they need today's win to clinch home field advantage in the playoffs which would be a decided advantage should they encounter Pittsburgh again. But that doesn't mean they'll get that win by over two touchdowns. The Jets have been a thorn in NE's side over the years posting an impressive ATS  records against the Pats. Today I'm going to carefully venture out on to that limb and oppose NE at home with a LIGHT play on those Jets.



BASKETBALL


Saturday record: 4-8......Season so far: 132-166



NBA



DOUBLE PLAY: Oklahoma City minus the points versus Dallas



SINGLE PLAYS



Houston -14 1/2 LA Lakers

Houston---LA Lakers OVER



COLLEGE

 


Providence +8 1/2 Creighton

UTA -5 App State

Coastal Carolina -7 Texas State

USC -14 Washington State



Good hunting today!


December 30, 2017


FOOTBALL

Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the bowl games of Saturday, Dec. 30:

STRONG PLAY: Washington +2 1/2 Penn State

REGULAR PLAY: Miami Fla. +6 Wisconsin

BASKETBALL

Friday record: 4-3.......Season so far: 128-118

NBA

Philadelphia +7 Denver

COLLEGE

No. Carolina -15 Wake Forest

Oakland -10 Wisconsin Green Bay

Xavier -14 DePaul

St. Bonaventure -10 Umass

TCU---Oklahoma OVER 171

Villanova -5 1/2 Butler

Dayton -3 1/2 Duquesne

Marquette -10 Georgetown

Arizona -6 Arizona State

BYU +1 1/2 St. Mary's

Belmont -9 1/2 Tennessee Martin



Good hunting today!


December 29, 2017


FOOTBALL



Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the bowl games of Friday, Dec. 29



STRONG PLAYS:  Wake Forest -3 Texas A&M

                                Ohio State -7 1/2 USC



NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: My late thoughts are contained in this week's Picks of the Pole . I favor both of the above picks plus selections on Northwestern and New Mexico State.



BASKETBALL



Thursday record: 3-3.....Season so far: 124-115



NBA



Dallas +6 1/2 New Orleans

Sacramento -2 Phoenix

LA Clippers what ever the line versus LA Lakers



COLLEGE


Kentucky -5 1/2 Louisville

UTA -4 1/2 Coastal Carolina

A La La -10 Arkansas Little Rock

USC -11 Washington



Good hunting today!


December 28 2017


FOOTBALL



Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the college bowls of Thursday, Dec. 28



STRONG PLAY: Michigan State - 1 1/2 Washington State



REGULAR PLAY: Virginia Tech +5 1/2 Oklahoma State



NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: The more I study the TCU--Stanford contest the more I lean to the Frogs here. I what should be a solid defensive study it appears that TCU's built  to defend the run which is the core of the Stanford attack. The now-more-healthy Frogs should show better balance in their offense and I think grinds out a victory here. So:


TAKE: TCU -3 Stanford.



BASKETBALL



Wednesday record: 2-4.....Season so far: 121-112



NBA



No selections tonight



COLLEGE



Wright State -7 Illinois Chicago

Oakland -3 Wisconsin Milwaukee

Bradley -2 1/2 Drake

Gonzaga -22 1/2 Pacific

Monmouth -7 1/2 Quinnipiac

Belmont -7 S E Missouri



Good hunting today


December 27, 2017


FOOTBALL

Here are your late Consensus Picks for the bowls game of Wednesday, Dec. 27

STRONG PLAY: Purdue +3 Arizona

REGULAR PLAY: Boston College +2 1/2 Iowa

                             So. Miss +14 1/2 Florida State

NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS:  I've already basically picked all of these games. You might consider playing Purdue, Boston College and Texas (all small underdogs) On the money line to win straight up rather than take the small underdog spreads. 

BASKETBALL

TUESDAY RECORD: 0-1......SEASON SO FAR: 119-108

NBA

Washington -6 Atlanta

OK City -4 Toronto

Minnesota -5 1/2 Denver



COLLEGE



Butler -4 Georgetown

Villanova -15 DePaul

SMU -11 1/2 UCF



December 26, 2017


FOOTBALL



There are no Late Consensus Picks or Norm's Late Thoughts on the bowl games tonight in college football



BASKETBALL



Monday record: 0-1........Season so far: 119-107



NBA



Sacramento +5 1/2 LA Clippers



COLLEGE



No games scheduled.



Happy Norm-a-thon day.


Christmas


FOOTBALL



There are two Late Consensus Picks on tonight's NFL games:



REGULAR PLAYS:



Pitt -9 Houston

Pitt---Houston UNDER 45



BASKETBALL



Saturday record: 4-3.....Season so far: 119-106


NY Knicks -2 1/2 Philadelphia



Merry Christmas!


Christmas Eve


FOOTBALL



Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the games on Sunday, Dec. 24:



COLLEGE



STRONG PLAY: Fresno +2 1/2 Houston



NFL



STRONG PLAYS: New England -11 1/2 Buffalo

                              Tennessee +6 LA Rams



REGULAR PLAYS



NY Jets +7 LA Chargers

San Francisco +4 Jacksonville

Seattle +3 1/2 Dallas

Atlanta +5 1/2 New Orleans



NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: The Picks I put out Friday conflict with a couple of these late picks. And I'm going to stay with the Rams versus Tennessee and Jacksonville versus San Fran. But in each case I'll keep my plays smaller out of respect for handicappers that I really respect.



Merry Christmas!!!!

December 23, 2017


FOOTBALL



Here are your Late Consensus Picks from other top handicappers on the games of Saturday, Dec. 23:


NFL



REGULAR PLAY



Baltimore -13 1/2 Indianapolis



COLLEGE BOWLS



Texas Tech +2 1/2 So. Florida

San Diego State -6 1/2 Army



BASKETBALL



Friday record: 2-3......Season so far: 115-105



NBA



Washington whatever the line versus Orlando

Boston -7 Chicago



COLLEGE



Boston College -9 Rickmond

Evansville +1 1/2 Illinois State

Wisconsin Green Bay +19 Wisconsin

UCLA +6 1/2 Kentucky

UCSB -7 1/2 Sacramento State



Good hunting today!!!

December 22, 2017


BASKETBALL



Thursday record: 1-2.....Season so far: 113--102



NBA


  • Miami minus the points versus Dallas

  • OK City -10 1/2 Atlanta



COLLEGE


  • Bradley +9 Mississippi

  • William & Mary +20 TCU

  • Colorado +4 1/2 Iowa



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