November 1-5, 2019

November 06, 2019 9:10 AM | Anonymous

November 5, 2019

FOOTBALL


There are no Late Consensus Picks on the pair of MAC games tonight. But I do have an opinion


NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: Over the years Toledo's made its home in the Glass Bowl a very formidable place. These Rockets aren't quite the same level but I believe they're still good enough (even with their #1 QB hurt) to handle a very mediocre Kent State team. Our winning selection of the Cowboys last night in "Late Thoughts" brought our recent streak to 15-4 and we'll step out again tonight behind the Rockets.


TAKE: Toledo -7 Kent State


BASKETBALL


Monday record: 3-0

Season so far: 14-13


Boston -6 Cleveland

Orlando--OK City UNDER 204 1/2

Denver -5 Miami


Lets go get 'em again tonight!



November 4, 2019

FOOTBALL


There are no Late Consensus Picks on the NFL Monday nighter between Dallas and the Giants. But.........


NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: The more I've studied this game the more comfy I've gotten with the Dallas side. They'll be healthy and, after wasting the Eagles, they appear primed to make a bit of a run. The NFL world seems to have figures out the Giants some and they carry a four game losing streak into this one. I might be wrong but I believe we're seeing the start of a run by the Cowboys. And, the line has gotten more favorable over the last 2-3 days.


TAKE: Dallas -6 1/2 NY Giants


BASKETBALL


Sunday record: 2-0

Season so far: 11-13


Brooklyn -3 1/2 New Orleans

Houston -6 1/2 Memphis

Milwaukee -6 Minnesota


Happy Monday!



November 3, 2019

FOOTBALL


Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the NFL games of Sunday, Nov. 2


VERY STRONG PLAYS: None


STRONG PLAYS: Baltimore +3 New England


REGULAR PLAYS:


Minnesota -4 Kansas City

Houston -1 1/2 Jacksonville

Tampa Bay +4 1/2 Seattle


NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: We split our two plays yesterday making us 14 -3 our last 17 in this spot. Today we have two plays for you. The more I considered Pittsburgh the more I felt that the Steelers were circling the wagons around young QB Mason Rudolph.

And the more I looked at a desperate Cleveland team the more it seemed they'd focus on a kid QN starting for Denver in an already awful Denver offense. So:


TAKE: Pittsburgh -1 Indianapolis

           Cleveland -4 Never


BASKETBALL


Saturday record: 0-1-1

Season record so far: 9-13


Sacramento -1 1/2 NY Knicks

Dallas -4 1/2 Cleveland


Good hunting today!


November 2, 2019

FOOTBALL


Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the college games of Saturday 

Nov. 2.


VERY STRONG PLAYS: None


STRONG PLAYS: USC +3 1/2 Oregon

                              Michigan -21 1/2 Maryland

                              Bowling Green -6 Akron 


REGULAR PLAYS:


Memphis -6 SMU

N. C. State +7 Wake Forest

Northwestern +10 1/2 Indiana

Boston College +3 Syracuse

Texas A&M -38 1/2 UTSA

Washington +3 Utah

Fresno +2 1/2 Hawaii


NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: I have a pair of plays for you this week. I expect a nice "bounce back" effort from Pitt today and they catch Georgia Tech celebrating its recent success. But I believe GT's still a very poor side that Pitt handles. Also, Charlotte's been a very, very poor home team and, despite their rally against defenseless North Texas last week, I believe Mid Tenn's the superior side


TAKE: Pitt -7 1/2 Georgia Tech

           Middle Tennessee -3 1/2 Charlotte


BASKETBALL


Friday record: 0-1

Season so far: 9-12


Portland -1 1/2 Philadelphia

Denver -4 Orlando


BREEDER'S CUP


Here are a handful of the horses I like to win today. In many of these cases I like the anticipated prices over horses that may be just a tad more talented


RACE 4---#9 Spiced Perfection


RACE 5--#10 Eddie Haskell (Alas there is no horse named "The

                Beaver" to wager on today)


RACE--7--#2 Sistercharlie (Most likely winner on the card)


RACE 9---#9 Circus Maximus


RACE 11---#9 Bricks and Mortar


RACE 12--The Classic is a VERY contentious race. I'm passing because I'm leery of the favorite McKinzie but have major questions about the rest of the real contenders also. The filly Elate interests me but not enough to recommend as a play.


Have a fantastic Saturday!!! 



November 1, 2019'

FOOTBALL


There are no Late Consensus Picks on the lone college game tonight,


BASKETBALL


Friday record: 1-0

Season so far: 10-11


Dallas +1 1/2 LA Lakers


HORSES


On this first of the two day Breeders Cup at Santa Anita here are horses I like in some of the races:


RACE 5---#10 A'Ali


RACE 7---#4 British Idiom


RACE 8---#13  Selflessly


RACE 9---#6 Eight Rings


Good hunting today!



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