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October 31, 2018


We were fortunate that our "lean" to Buffalo turned out OK last night. Tonight we have just the single MAC game but I have a bit of a feeling in this one also. Toledo's been tangling with some pretty decent teams with losses to Miami, Fla., Fresno and Buffalo. But don't ever confuse Ball St. with that list of decent teams. This spread seems petty high but Ball State is #111 in the country in rush defense and Toledo runs it for 5.0 yards per carry. That allows them to control the game all night long. 

But this is, like Buffalo, only a "lean" for me:

Toledo -18 1/2 Ball State


Tuesday record: 1-1

Season so far: 16-5

LA Lakers -7 Dallas

Good hunting again tonight!

October 30, 2018


Only a pair of games in college football tonight but one of these contests holds some limited appeal for me. Buffalo's been a team we've been on with solid success this season. They are wonderfully quarterbacked by Tyree Jackson and at this level of competition having a very solid triggerman elevates a team greatly. At 3-5 Miami's just another collection of uniforms these days. This isn't a strong play but I do lean to:

TAKE: Buffalo -7 Miami  Ohio


Monday record: 2-0

Season so far: 15-4

Orlando -4 1/2 Sacramento

Oklahoma City - 2 1/2 LA Clippers

Good hunting!

October 28, 2018


Handicappers seem pretty split on whether to lay all those points (14) with NE tonight or to take the points at home with Buffalo. I'm not a big fan of either side and do not have a strong feeling here. But my continuing opinion that Buffalo is simply hideous keeps me from playing the underdog here. I'd slightly lean to the favorite but must believe

there will be better spots to truly step out down the road


Sunday record: 1-0

Season so far: 13-4

Philadelphia -11 Atlanta

Minnesota---LA Lakers OVER 237


Sunday record: 2-0....+$2.30 (game plus 

                                   series winner)

World Series record: 5-1....+$4.75

Season over!


Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the NFL is games of Sunday, Oct. 28.


STRONG PLAYS: Kansas City -9 Denver


New Orleans -1 1/2 Minnesota

Seattle +3 Detroit

Green Bay +8 1/2 LA Rams

Green Bay---LA Rams OVER 57

NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: This smaller slate leaves me a bit cool but I would suggest one game for consideration. I'm not certain what Cincy is at this point. They started fast but now have lost two in a row, but to solid teams. But the Bengals defense scares me a lot and Tampa has players who can break down poor defenses. This is a moderate recommendation ar best but lets;

TAKE: Tampa Bay +3 1/2 Cincinnati


Saturday record: 1-1

Season so far: 12-4

Utah -3 1/2 Dallas


Saturday record: 1-0....+$1.45

World Series so far: 3-1.....+$2.45

Boston +130 LA Dodgers

Good hunting today!


October 27


Here are your Late Consensus Picks of college games of Saturday, Oct. 27.

VERY STRONG PLAYS: Texas Tech +6 Iowa State

STRONG PLAYS: Kentucky +7 1/2 Missouri


No. Illinois +7 BYU

S. Florida +8 1/2 Houston

Navy +23 1/2 Notre Dame

San Diego State -2 1/2 Nevada

Florida +6 1/2 Georgia

Texas A&M +1 Mississippi State

Arkansas +1 Vandy

Florida State +17 1/2 Clemson

NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS---I must be dead honest with you. I'm not a fan of either of the really strong plays and  several of the other Consensus picks. Not at all in love with So. Florida and I actually like the other side of the Clemson--Florida State game. Now, this is not to say that I'm heavily on on the other sides. I just thought I should tell you that this card really does leave me pretty cold on many of these games. But, I do have three "late thought" selections for you:

TAKE: Charlotte +7 So. Miss

           TCU -13 1/2 Kansas

           Stanford -3 Washington State

But let me also add that some of my handicapper friends also like the other side of a couple of these games. BE CAREFUL today!!!


Friday record: No plays

Season so far: 11-3

Philadelphia minus the points versus Charlotte

Indiana minus the points versus Cleveland


Friday record: 0-1....-$1.00

World Series so far: 2-1....+$1.00

Boston +150 LA Dodgers

Happy Saturday!!!

October 26, 2018



NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: I've already made three of these Friday games Picks of thePole but there's a still another game that interests me a bit. Miami's a small favorite over Boston College and that makes this an intriguing value play. BC's pretty solid. Points worth taking I think.

TAKE: Boston College +3 1/2 Miami Florida


Thursday record: 1-0

Season so far: 11-3



World Series record so far: 2-0

Boston +145 LA Dodgers

Good hunting tonight!!!

October 25, 2018


There is one Late Consensus Pick on tonight's football action. It's a REGULAR STRENGTH PLAY:

TAKE: Houston -7 1/2 Miami

NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: I just get a feeling that tonight is where a solidly superior West Virginia team steps out against Baylor. The Mountaineers are still fully in the thick of the playoffs f they can run the table and swiping out Baylor would be a fine springboard to November.

Baylor's an improved bunch but this appears a shaky spot for the Bears to me.

TAKE: West Virginia -14 Baylor



Season so far: 11-4

Detroit-7 Cleveland

Denver---LALakers OVER 239 1/2


Wednesday record: 1-0

Series so far: 2-0

No game tonight

October 24, 2018


Tuesday record: 1-0 plus an extra "lean to"


Boston -135 LA Dodgers


Tuesday record: 2-0-1 (Push Philly--Detroit)

Season so far: 10-3

Dallas -1 1/2 Atlanta

LA Lakers -3 Phoenix

Good hunting tonight!

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