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October 31, 2018

OOTBALL


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



BASKETBALL


Tuesday record: 1-1

Season so far: 16-5


LA Lakers -7 Dallas


Good hunting again tonight!


October 30, 2018

FOOTBALL



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



BASKETBALL



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

FOOTBALL


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


BASKETBALL


Sunday record: 1-0

Season so far: 13-4


Philadelphia -11 Atlanta

Minnesota---LA Lakers OVER 237


BASEBALL


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

                                   series winner)

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


Season over!





FOOTBALL



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


VERY STRONG PLAYS: None


STRONG PLAYS: Kansas City -9 Denver


REGULAR PLAYS: 


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



BASEKETBALL


Saturday record: 1-1

Season so far: 12-4



Utah -3 1/2 Dallas



BASEBALL



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

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



Boston +130 LA Dodgers



Good hunting today!











     



October 27

FOOTBALL



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



REGULAR PLAYS:


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!!!



BASKETBALL



Friday record: No plays

Season so far: 11-3



Philadelphia minus the points versus Charlotte

Indiana minus the points versus Cleveland



BASEBALL


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

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



Boston +150 LA Dodgers



Happy Saturday!!!

October 26, 2018

FOOTBALL

You 

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


BASKETBALL

Thursday record: 1-0

Season so far: 11-3


NO PLAYS FRIDAY NIGHT


BASEBALL

World Series record so far: 2-0

Boston +145 LA Dodgers



Good hunting tonight!!!



October 25, 2018

FOOTBALL

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

BASKETBALL



WEDENESDAY RECORD: 1-1

Season so far: 11-4


Detroit-7 Cleveland

Denver---LALakers OVER 239 1/2



BASEBALL



Wednesday record: 1-0

Series so far: 2-0


No game tonight



October 24, 2018

BASEBALL


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

               winner


Boston -135 LA Dodgers



BASKETBALL



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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