October 18-24, 2018

November 04, 2018 9:04 AM | Anonymous

October 23, 2018


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.


GAME 1---Boston -140 LA Dodgers

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

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


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


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

REGULAR PLAY: NY Giants +3 1/2 Atlanta


Sunday record: 1-0

Season  so far: 8-2

Utah -10 Memphis

Good hunting!

October 21, 2018


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


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.


Saturday record: 2-1

Season so far: 7-2

Atlanta--Cleveland OVER 230

Happy Sunday!!!

October 20, 2018


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


  • None


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


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


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


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

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

DOUBLE PLAY: Milwaukee EVEN LA Dodgers


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


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


Thursday record: 2-0

Season so far: 4-1

New Orleans -11 Sacramento


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


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


Wednesday record: 2-1

Season so far: 2-1

Philadelphia -11 Chicago

Portland---LA Lakers OVER 222


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

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

Houston -135 Boston

Happy Thursday

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