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November 04, 2018 9:04 AM | Anonymous



October 23, 2018

FOOTBALL


There are no Late Consensus Picks on tonight's lone college game. The line has been steadily moving toward Troy here going from -11 1/2 to -13. That's still the way I'd "lean" but the value's disappearing here so I'll hunt for better places this week.


BASEBALL



GAME 1---Boston -140 LA Dodgers


     ---I would also "lean" to the OVER 7 1/2

     ---I also like Boston -155 in the Series



BASKETBALL



Monday record: 0-1

Season so far: 8-3


Philadelphia minus the points vs. Detroit

New Orleans -6 1/2 LA Clippers

Denver -11 Sacramento



Happy Tuesday!!!


October 22, 2018

FOOTBALL



There is one Late Consensus Pick on tonight's Monday night "football game."


REGULAR PLAY: NY Giants +3 1/2 Atlanta



BASKETBALL


Sunday record: 1-0

Season  so far: 8-2


Utah -10 Memphis


Good hunting!



October 21, 2018

FOOTBALL

Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the NFL games of Sunday, October, 21.

VERY STRONG PLAYS: None

STRONG PLAYS: Philadelphia -5 1/2 Carolina

REGULAR PLAYS: Miami +3 Detroit

                                Tampa Bay -3 1/2 Cleveland

                                Chicago +2 1/2 New England

                                Buffalo---Indianapolis UNDR 50 1/2

                                San Francisco +8 1/2 LA Rams


NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: Another Sunday where the card is pretty well picked over. I've already put out some strong opinions on some games and will stand on those. But yet one more reminder of possible use of the money line. If you like underdogs like Chicago and New Orleans, you might consider taking them on the money line to win straight up instead of taking the small point spread. The odds

can works in your favor in such situations.



BASKETBALL



Saturday record: 2-1

Season so far: 7-2



Atlanta--Cleveland OVER 230



Happy Sunday!!!


October 20, 2018

FOOTBALL

Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the college games of Saturday, Oct. 20.

VERY STRONG PLAYS: 

  • None

STRONG PLAYS: 

  • Purdue +12 Ohio State
  • Oklahoma -7 1/2 TCU


REGULAR PLAYS: 

  • Michigan State +7 Michigan
  • Auburn -4 Mississippi
  • Virginia +7 Duke
  • USC +7 Utah
  • Navy +12 Houston
  • Arizona---UCLA UNDER 56



NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: 

I have a pair of games for you today.

Winless Nebraska's player perhaps the most difficult schedule in the country and today gets a very mediocre Minnesota team to visit Lincoln. This appears a good spot to take out a bit of frustration for the Huskers.


TAKE: Nebraska -5 Minnesota


Wester Kentucky's another former top program that's fallen on tough times. But today's opponent Old Dominion has little to recommend it. The small spread  does scare me much here.


TAKE: W. Kentucky -4 Old Dominion



BASEBALL



Friday record: 2-0.....+$2.10

Playoffs so far: 8-13.....-$7.65


DOUBLE PLAY: Milwaukee EVEN LA Dodgers



BASKETBALL



Friday record: 1-0

Season so far: 5-1



Indiana -8 1/2 Brooklyn

Boston -9 NY Knicks

Houston---LA Lakers OVER 234 1/2



Good hunting today!!!



October 19, 2018

FOOTBALL


There are no Late Consensus Picks on tonight's limited college football card. But we had another nice winner for you in Stanford last night along with keeping you away from a pretty popular NFL selection on Arizona last evening.


We've had very good success of Friday's this year (DOUBLE PLAY WINNER two weeks ago and a SINGLE PLAY WINNER last week). This week won't be as strong but Air Force seems to be playing with lots of purpose which can't be said for a UNLV team that's not very good and I don't believe can be trusted very highly at  home. This is not a strong play but call it a "lean" to:

 Air Force -9 1/2 UNLV


BASKETBALL


Thursday record: 2-0

Season so far: 4-1



New Orleans -11 Sacramento



BASEBALL


Out struggles here continue.


Thursday record: 0-1....-$1.80

Playoffs so far: 6-13.....-$9.75


DOUBLE PLAY: Milwaukee +105 LA Dodgers


Good hunting tonight!



October 18, 2018

FOOTBALL


NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: Most of my handicapping friends like Arizona tonight in the NFL Thursday night game. And I know of Denver's dreadful road record over the last year plus. But I simply cannot take a very poor team like the Cardinals in a "must win to cover" situation. It's not that I'm in love with Denver either but that's the way I'd "lean" in the Thursday nighter.


I do have a college pick for you. I simply feel Stanford's the better team in this matchup with Arizona. And that's my recommendation for a REGULAR STRENGTH play:


TAKE: Stanford -2 1/2 Arizona State


BASKETBALL


Wednesday record: 2-1

Season so far: 2-1


Philadelphia -11 Chicago

Portland---LA Lakers OVER 222



PLAYOFF BASEBALL



Wednesday record: 0-1....-$1.50

Playoffs so far: 6-12....-$7.95


Houston -135 Boston



Happy Thursday




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