Archived Selections

  • December 18, 2019 7:41 AM | Anonymous

    December 13, 2019

    BASKETBALL


    Thursday record: 1-1

    Season so far: 94-113


    NBA


    Miami +4 1/2 LA Lakers

    LA Clippers -5 Minnesota


    COLLEGE


    Indiana -16 Nebraska


    Good hunting tonight!


    December 12, 2019

    FOOTBALL


    There are no Late Consensus Picks or Norm's Late Thoughts on tonight's NFL game. Lets gear up for the weekend


    BASKETBALL


    Wednesday record:1-3

    Season so far: 93-112


    NBA


    Dallas--Detroit UNDER 220 1/2


    COLLEGE


    No. Iowa -5 Grand Canyon




    December 11, 2019

    BASKETBALL


    Tuesday record: 3-2

    Season so far:92-109


    NBA


    Houston -11 Cleveland

    Phoenix -7 1/2 Memphis

    Sacramento -2 OK City


    COLLEGE


    Arizona -19 1/2 Nebraska Omaha


    Happy Wednesday!



    December 10, 2019

    BASKETBALL


    Monday record: 0-2

    Season so far: 89-106


    NBA


    Philadelphia -4 Denver

    Portland -9 NY Knicks

    Washington--Charlotte OVER 231


    COLLEGE


    Temple -12 1/2 St. Joe's

    Louisville -7 Texas Tech


    Happy Tuesday!



    December 9, 2019

    FOOTBALL


    There are no Late Consensus Picks or Norm's Late Thoughts on tonight's Monday night football contest.


    BASKETBALL


    Sunday record: 5-4

    Season so far: 89-104


    NBA


    Utah -8 1/2 OK City

    Golden State -3 Memphis


    COLLEGE


    No plays tonight


    Happy Monday!



    December 8, 2019

    FOOTBALL


    Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the NFL games of Sunday. Dec. 8


    VERY STRONG PLAYS: None


    STRONG PLAYS: Atlanta--Carolina UNDER 47


    REGULAR PLAYS:


    Buffalo +6 Baltimore

    NY Jets--Miami OVER 46

    LA Rams PICK Seattle

    New England -3 Kansas City


    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS---After a nervous cover with Baylor in this spot yesterday lets look at a team getting healthy versus a team in turmoil. Atlanta gets Julio Jones back today (amongst others) in facing a Carolina team who fired long, long time coach Ron Rivera this week. ATL seems to have a huge advantage at QB with Ryan over Allen. 


    TAKE: Atlanta -3 1/2  Carolina


    BASKETBALL


    Saturday record: 7-5

    Season so far: 84-100


    NBA


    Denver -3 Brooklyn

    Portland -4 OK City

    Minnesota--LA Lakers OVER 226


    COLLEGE


    Virginia -4 1/2 No. Carolina

    Texas  -8 1/2 Texas A&M

    N Nebraska Omaha -7 No. Arizona

    Iowa State -2 Seton Hall

    Gonzaga -2 1/2 Washington

    Liberty -9 1/2 Grand Canyon


    Happy Sunday!!!



    December 7, 2019

    FOOTBALL


    Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the college games on Saturday, Dec. 7


    VERY STRONG PLAYS: None


    STRONG PLAYS: Georgia +7 LSU

                                  Clemson -28 1/2 Virginia


    REGULAR PLAYS:


    UAB +8 Florida Atlantic

    Cincinnati +10 Memphis

    Ohio State -15 Wisconsin


    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: Yesterday on the radio I professed a "lean" to Baylor here. But after considering the game more I'll now go with a full play on the Bears. Head coach Matt Rhule's been spectacular as an underdog covering 10 of his last 12. He's had weeks to consider what happened when losing by three points to OU earlier. His Bears appear to be made of "strong stuff" and I'll take them plus the generous spread.


    TAKE: Baylor +9 Oklahoma


    BASKETBALL


    Friday record: 2-5

    Season so far: 77-95


    NBA


    Dallas -9 New Orleans

    Dallas--New Orleans OVER 233

    Houston -10 Phoenix


    COLLEGE


    Georgia Tech -3 Syracuse

    E. Michigan -3 1/2 Detroit

    Nevada -3 Air Force

    Creighton -11 1/2 Nebraska

    North Texas -5 1/2 Arkansas Little Rock

    Maryland -10 1/2 Illinois

    Xavier -6 Cincinnati

    E. Tennessee State -5 North Dakota State

    BYU -9 UNLV


    Lets have a huge Saturday! 


  • December 18, 2019 7:40 AM | Anonymous

    December 6, 2019

    FOOTBALL


    There is one Late Consensus Pick on tonight Pac-whatever title game. It's a REGULAR STRENGTH play.


    TAKE: Utah -6 1/2 Oregon


    BASKETBALL


    Thursday record: 1-2

    Season so far: 75-90


    NBA


    Brooklyn -2 1/2  Charlotte

    Orlando--Cleveland UNDER 212

    Minnesota +3 1/2 OK City

    Denver +3 Boston

    San Antonio -3 1/2 Sacramento

    Miami -10 Washington


    COLLEGE


    Virginia Tech +7 Duke


    Happy Friday!



    December 5, 2019

    FOOTBALL


    There is one Late Consensus Picks on tonight's NFL game. It's rated as a REGULAR STRENGTH play.


    TAKE: Chicago +3 Dallas


    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: I've seesawed on this game. I'd lean to CHI also give that I believe this game should be rated closer to "pick em" and that makes the value for this contest in taking the three point spot. Here is another situation though in which, if you like CHI, you might consider them on the m one line to win the game straight out.


    BASKETBALL


    Wednesday record: 5-4-1

    Season so far: 74-88


    NBA


    DOUBLE PLAYS: Denver -7 NY Knicks

                                 New Orleans -3 Phoenix


    COLLEGE


    Auburn -12 1/2 Furman


    Happy Thursday!!!



    December 4, 2019

    BASKETBALL


    Tuesday record: 1-5

    Season so far: 69-84


    NBA


    DOUBLE PLAY: Utah -3 LA Lakers


    SINGLE PLAYS:


    Milwaukee -7 1/2 Detroit

    Orlando +1 1/2 Phoenix

    Boston -4 Minnesota

    Dallas -4 Minnesota 

    Portland -3 Sacramento


    COLLEGE


    Villanova -12 Penn

    New Mexico -4 1/2 Boise 

    San Fransisco -8 1/2 Cal


    Lets turn things around today!



    December 3, 2019

    BASKETBALL


    Monday record: 2-2

    Season so far: 68-79


    NBA


    DOUBLE PLAY: Denver -2 LA Lakers


    SINGLE PLAYS:


    Dallas -3 1/2 New Orleans

    Toronto -4 1/2 Miami

    Houston -3 San Antonio


    COLLEGE


    St. John's -20 1/2 St. Peters

    Creighton -13 1/2 Oral Roberts


    Good hunting today!



    December 2, 2019

    FOOTBALL


    There is one Late Consensus Pick on tonight's NFL game. It's rated as a STRONG PLAY:


    TAKE: Minnesota +2 1/2 Seattle


    BASKETBALL


    Sunday record: 2-1

    Season so far: 66-77


    NBA


    Atlanta--Golden State UNDER 222

    Sacramento -5 Chicago


    COLLEGE


    UTA -7 North Texas

    Minnesota -3 Clemson


    Happy Monday!


    December 1, 2019

    FOOTBALL


    Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the NFL games of Sunday, Dec. 1.


    VERY STRONG PLAYS: None


    STRONG PLAYS: San Francisco +5 1/2 Baltimore

                                  LA Chargers--Denver Broncos UNDER 38


    REGULAR PLAYS: 


    Cincinnati +3 NY Jets

    Arizona +3 LA Rams

    Pittsburgh -2 Cleveland

    New England -3 Houston

    Tennessee--Indianapolis OVER 42


    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: I don't like this picked over card very much  and, as you can tell, disagree with three of the above REGULAR plays. (I like NY Jets, Cleveland and Houston). So, my only recommendation is to again remind you of the value of playing the "money line." My favorite money line play today would be Houston.


    BASKETBALL


    Saturday record: 2-2

    Season so far:64-76


    NBA


    San Antonio +3 Detroit


    COLLEGE


    Rhode Island +10 1/2 West Virginia

    Canisius +1 1/2 Mercer


    Happy December! 


  • December 11, 2019 7:39 AM | Anonymous

    November 30, 2019

    FOOTBALL


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

    Nov.30.


    VERY STRONG PLAYS: Florida State +17 1/2 Florida

                                            U La  Monroe +191/2 U La La


    STRONG PLAYS: None


    REGULAR PLAYS:


    Michigan +9 Ohio State

    Fresno State---San Jose State UNDER 61

    LSU -17 Texas A&M

    Louisville +3 Kentucky

    Nevada -7 UNLV

    Oklahoma -13 Oklahoma State

    Army +3 Hawaii


    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: I have a full set of games today and I'd rate them all as "Regular plays":


    TAKE: Miami Florida -9 Duke

               Navy -9 Houston

               San Jose State +2 1/2 Fresno


    BASKETBALL


    FRIDAY RECORD: 2-7

    Season so far: 62-74


    NBA


    Denver -4 Sacramento

    Atlanta0--Houston OVER 236


    COLLEGE


    E. Tennessee State -4 1/2 Arkansas Little Rock

    Santa Clara PICK Cal Fullerton


    Good hunting!



    November 29, 2019

    FOOTBALL


    There are two Late Consensus Picks on the college games of Friday, Nov. 29. Each play is rated a REGULAR STRENGTH play.


    TAKE: Eastern Michigan--Kent State OVER 67 1/2

               Iowa -5 1/2 Nebraska


    BASKETBALL


    Thursday record: 0-1

    Season so far: 60-68


    NBA


    NY Knicks--Philadelphia UNDER 206 1/2

    Portland -7 1/2 Chicago

    Phoenix +2 Dallas


    COLLEGE


    Western Kentucky +11 1/2 Louisville

    UC Riverside -12 SIL Edwardsville

    Utah -16 1/2 UC Davis

    Jacksonville State -21 Chicago State

    Davidson minus the points versus Fairfield

    Virginia Commonwealth +2 1/2 Purdue


    Good hunting today!



    November 28, 2019

    FOOTBALL


    There are no Late Consensus Picks on the Thanksgiving day games but I do have a solid opinion. Mississippi have shown far more focus as the season has worn on. They've covered six of their last seven while Miss State is 1-5 ATS their last six SEC games. Your choice is to either take Mississippi plus the small small or take them +115 on the money line. I'll do a bit of both.


    TAKE: Mississippi +2 1/2 Mississippi State


    Also, in the Picks of the Pole I took the Dallas--Buffalo game UNDER the 46 1/2 points.


    BASKETBA;;


    Wednesday record: 2-1

    Season so far: 60-67


    NBA


    No games today


    COLLEGE


    Davidson -3 1/2 Marquette


    Happy Thanksgiving!



    November 27, 2019

    BASKETBALL


    Tuesday record: 2-4

    Season so far: 58-66


    NBA


    Washington--Phoenix OVER 242 1/2

    Portland -3 Oklahoma City


    COLLEGE


    Hofstra -1 1/2 San Diego



    November 26, 2019

    FOOTBALL


    There are no Late Consensus Picks on tonight's game but I do have an opinion for you. Akron is pathetic and faces an Ohio tam that needs a win to become bowl eligible. Just last week we touted you on Ohio versus a similarly awful team in Bowling Green and Ohio smoked them. Just don't see a scenario where Akron musters up the juice to compete for long.


    TAKE: Ohio -27 1/2 Akron


    BASKETBALL


    Monday record: 2-2

    Season so far: 56-62


    NBA


    Denver -9 1/2 Washington


    COLLEGE


    Cal -12 UC Davis

    Wright State whatever the line vs. Lasalle

    Loyola Chicago whatever the line vs. Colorado State

    No. Colorado PICK Boston U.

    Michigan State -14 Georgia


    Good hunting today!



    November 25, 2019

    FOOTBALL


    There is one Late Consensus Pick on tonight's Monday night NFL game. It's rated as a STRONG PLAY.


    TAKE: LA Rams +3 1/2 Baltimore


    BASKETBALL


    Sunday record: 4-1

    Season so far: 54-60


    NBA


    Indiana -9 Memphis

    Atlanta--Minnesota OVER 235


    COLLEGE


    Arkansas -1 1/2 Georgia Tech

    Loyola Chicago -2 South Florida


    Good luck tonight!


  • December 11, 2019 7:38 AM | Anonymous

    November 24, 2019


    Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the NFL games of Sunday, Nov. 24


    VERY STRONG PLAYS: None


    STRONG PLAYS: Atlanta--Tampa Bay UNDER 52

                                  Philadelphia--Seattle UNDER 47


    REGULAR PLAYS: 


    Detroit--Washington UNDER 40

    Pittsburgh--Cincinnati UNDER 37

    Tampa Bay +3 1/2 Atlanta 

    Jacksonville---Tennessee OVER 41 1/2

    Cleveland--Miami UNDER 45 1/2

    Dallas--New England UNDER 44 1/2


    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: In the Giants-Bears clash we see and underdog (NYG) seeming to play with more passion and commitment  than the favorite. Chicago generates very, very little offense and the Giants seems to be getting healthier on their offensive side of the ball. Lets go with the dog.


    TAKE: NY Giants +6 Chicago


    BASKETBALL


    Saturday record: 3-5

    Season so far: 50-59


    NBA


    DOUBLE PLAY: Denver -9 Phoenix


    COLLEGE


    Washington -14 1/2 San Diego

    Nichols State +1 1/2 UMBC

    Virginia -9 1/2 Arizona State


    Happy Sunday!


    November 23, 2019

    FOOTBALL


    Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the college games of Saturday, Nov. 23


    VERY STRONG PLAYS: None


    STRONG PLAYS: Texas +5 1/2 Baylor


    REGULAR PLAYS:


    Northwestern +13 1/2 Minnesota

    SMU +3 1/2 Navy

    SMU--Navy UNDER 67

    LSU -43 1/2 Arkansas

    TCU +18 Oklahoma

    Nebraska--Maryland UNDER 63

    Troy +13 1/2 U La La

    Duke--Wake Forest UNDER 49 1/2


    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: The more I studied the Iowa State--Kansas matchup the more I believe this is a destruction. After offering some nice opposition for  some mid-season games Kansas seems to be backsliding. That's understandable given the thinness of their depth. Iowa State has emerged from a rugged schedule and appears ready to cook on behind QN Purdy, one of the most efficient QB's in the country. Blowout!


    TAKE: Iowa State -24 1/2 Kansas


    BASKETBALL


    Friday record: 2-7 (UGH)

    Season so far: 47-54


    NBA


    Minnesota -6 Phoenix

    Toronto -7 Atlanta 

    Portland -5 Cleveland


    COLLEGE


    Mississippi +4 Memphis

    Wichita -13 Oral Roberts

    SMU -1 1/2 UNLV

    Virginia -16 1/2 UMass

    Vermont -26 1/2 Central Connecticut


    Lets have a huge Saturday!



    November 22, 2019

    FOOTBALL


    There are no Late Consensus Picks or Late Thoughts on the college game tonight.


    BASKETBALL


    Thursday record: 1-2

    Season so far: 45-47


    NBA


    Sacramento +3 1/2 Brooklyn

    Denver -4 1/2 Boston

    LA Clippers -5 Houston

    LA Clippers--Houston UNDER 227


    COLLEGE


    Ohio State -26 FT. Wayne

    Davidson -8 Wake Forest

    San Diego State -19 Long Island

    USC -10 Temple

    Florida minus the points vs. Miami Florida


    Have a huge Friday!



    November 21, 2019

    FOOTBALL


    There will be no Late Consensus Picks on either the NFL game or the one college game tonight.


    BASKETBALL


    Wednesday record: 4-2

    Season so far: 44-45


    NBA


    Phoenix -4 New Orleans


    COLLEGE


    New Mexico +4 New Mexico State

    Tulane +12 Mississippi State


    Happy Thursday!


  • December 10, 2019 7:36 AM | Anonymous

    November 20, 2019

    FOOTBALL


    There is one Late Consensus Pick on a college football game tonight. It's rated as a STRONG play.


    TAKE: Miami Ohio -31 Akron


    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: After having an easy, easy winner on Ohio last night I was also about to give you Miami Ohio as a strong play this evening. I think this is a leg-lifting


    BASKETBALL

    Tuesday record: 5-2

    Season so far: 40-43


    NBA


    Washington--San Antonio OVER 237

    Orlando +4 Toronto

    Utah versus Minnesota what ever the line

    Denver -2 Houston


    COLLEGE


    Oregon State -11 1/2 Cal Santa Barbara

    San Diego State -5 1/2 San Diego


    Happy Wednesday!!



    November 19, 2019

    FOOTBALL


    There are no Late Consensus Picks on this game but I do have an opinion. Ohio still harbors some chance of  sneaking into a bowl game with a possible 6-6 record. And all they have left on their schedule is sinking Bowling Green and pathetic Akron. So, the bowl push begins in earnest tonight. I smell roast Falcon!


    TAKE: Ohio -20 Bowling Green


    BASKETBALL


    Monday record: 0-2

    Season so far: 35-41


    NBA


    Portland -3 1/2 New Orleans

    Sacramento -1 1/2 Phoenix

    Memphis--Golden State OVER 222 1/2


    COLLEGE


    Davidson -7 Nevada

    Iowa State -18 So. Miss

    E. Tennessee State +14 Kansas


    Lets go get 'em!



    November 18, 2019


    Late NFL Consensus

    Regular Strength

    LA Chargers +4 vs Kansas City

    Yesterday 1-4 . Overall 35-39

    NBA

    • Utah -10 vs Minnesota

    NCAA

    • Kentucky -24.5 vs Utah Valley






  • December 06, 2019 9:44 AM | Anonymous


    December 31, 2019

    Here are your Late Consensus Picks on the bowl games of Tuesday, Dec. 31.


    REGULAR PLAYS: Texas +7 Utah

                                    Navy -3 Kansas State


    BASKETBALL


    Monday record: 4-2

    Season so far: 139-150


    NBA. 


    OK City +1 1/2 Dallas


    COLLEGE


    Wisconsin -13 1/2 Rider


    Happy New Year!


    December 30, 2019

    BASKETBALL


    Sunday record: 1-2

    Season so far: 135-148


    NBA


    Orlando minus the points vs. Washington

    Utah -10 Detroit


    COLLEGE


    IUPUI -4. 1/2 Cleveland State

    Georgia -12 Austin Peay 

    Yale +7 1/2 No. Carolina

    Loyola Chicago -2 1/2 Valpo

    FOOTBALL


    Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the college bowl games of Monday, Dec. 30.


    REGULAR PLAYS: W. Kentucky -3 1/2 W. Michigan


    Happy  Monday!



    December 29, 2019


    Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the NFL games ion Sunday, Dec. 29


    VERY STRONG PLAYS: Denver--Oakland UNDER 41



    STRONG PLAY: NONE


    RGEULAR PLAYS: 


    Cincinnati +2 1/2 Cleveland

    New England -16 1/2 Miami

    Tennessee -7 Houston

    Denver -3 1/2 Oakland

    Dallas -12 1/2 Washington

    Seattle +3 1/2 San Francisco


    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: Yet one more reminder that if you like underdogs like Cincy for Seattle you have the option of playing them on the money line


    BASKETBALL


    Saturday record: 5-0-1

    Season so far: 134-146


    NBA


    No plays today



    COLLEGE


    Ohio State -6 1/2 West Virginia

    Arkansas +5 Indiana

    Stanford +6 Kansas


    Happy big Sunday!


    December 28, 2019


    FOOTBALL

    Here are your late consensus plays for the bowl games


    Very Strong: 

    • NONE

    Strong

    • Iowa State plus 3.5 vs Notre Dame

    Norm’s Late Thoughts

    I also like Iowa State and recommend taking them to win outright on the money line


    NBA

    Yesterday 1-0 overall 128-146


    • NY Knicks -1.5 vs Washington
    • San Antonio -4.5 vs Detroit


    NCAA

    • Columbia -11 vs Marist
    • Oakland -9 vs Detroit Mercy
    • Belmont +2 vs W. Kentucky
    • UC Irvine -7.5 vs Pacific


    December 27, 2019

    FOOTBALL


    There are two Late Consensus Picks on bowl games of Friday, Dec. 27. Each is considered a REGULAR STRENGTH selection


    TAKE: Temple +5 1/2 No. Carolina

               Iowa -2 1/2 USC


    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: I've already weighed in on today's games through the Picks of the Pole and like Iowa a lot, Texas A&M, Temple and Air Force.


    BASKETBALL


    Thursday record: 2-0

    Season so far: 128-146


    NBA


    Golden State +3 Phoenix


    COLLEGE


    There are no college games tonight.


    Happy weekend!



    December 26, 2019

    BASKETBALL


    Wednesday record: 1-1

    Season so far: 126-146


    NBA


    Detroit -6 1/2 Washington

    Utah -5 1/2 Portland


    COLLEGE


    No games today


    Happy day after Christmas!


  • November 11, 2019 11:42 AM | Anonymous

    November 10, 2019

    FOOTBALL


    Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the NFL games of Sunday, Nov. 10.


    VERY STRONG PLAYS: None


    STRONG PLAYS: Minnesota +3 Dallas


    REGULAR PLAYS:


    Cincinnati +10 1/2 Baltimore

    Buffalo +3 Cleveland

    NY Jets +3 NY Giants

    Indianapolis -10 1/2 Miami


    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: We were fortunate enough to see Tennessee rally to edge Kentucky yesterday giving us another win in this spot (Now on a 16-5 run!). Today, a cautionary piece of advice. 

    Everyone (including me) chose Buffalo to beat the Browns. And I do mean everyone! In the past such a uniform rush to one side has proven a negative. Norm's thought today is to sit out this game  or perhaps make only a very light touch on Buffalo.


    BASKETBALL


    Saturday record: 5-2

    Season so far: 24-18 (And we're on a 15-5 run here!)


    NBA


    Denver -3 Minnesota

    Orlando -3 1/2 Indiana

    Portland -8 1/2 Atlanta


    COLLEGE


    Boston College +6 1/2 So. Florida

    Florida -6 Florida State


    Good hunting today!



    November 9, 2019

    FOOTBALL


    Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the college games of Saturday, Nov. 9.


    VERY STRONG PLAYS: None


    STRONG PLAYS: TCU +2 1/2 Baylor


    REGULAR PLAYS


    Boston College -2 1/2 Florida State

    Minnesota +6 1/2 Penn State

    Wake Forest -2 1/2 Virginia Tech

    Oklahoma -15 Iowa State

    LSU +6 Alabama

    LSU--Alabama OVER 63 1/2

    Texas -7 Kansas State


    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: Lets step into the lower rungs of the SEC for a selection today. Tennessee seems to be making some progress albeit a progress much slower than their fans wants). Today they face a Kentucky team that's really nothing special and in virtual toss up game I'll go with the Volunteers.


    TAKE: Tennessee +1 1/2 Kentucky (I'd play TENN on the money line

                                                             to save the "juice")


    BASKETBALL


    Friday record: 3-1

    Season so far: 19-16


    NBA


    Dallas -4 1/2 Memphis

    Houston -6 1/2 Chicago


    COLLEGE


    Iowa State +2 Oregon State

    Oklahoma State -16 Missouri KC

    E. Tennessee State -10 Tennessee Martin

    San Diego State +4 BYU

    UC Riverside -12 1/2 Idaho


    Good hunting today!



    November 8, 2019

    FOOTBALL


    There are no Late Consensus Picks of Lat Thoughts on tonight's college card.


    BASKETBALL


    Thursday record: No selections

    Season so far: 16-13


    NBA


    Orlando -6 1/2 Memphis

    Sacramento -1 1/2 Atlanta


    COLLEGE


    Harvard -3 Northeastern

    West Virginia -11 Akron

    Vermont -1 St. Bona

    Santa Clara -16 Cal Poly Slo


    Happy Friday!!!



    November 7, 2019

    FOOTBALL


    There is one Late Consensus Pick on a college game tonight. It's rated as a REGULAR STRENGTH PICK.


    TAKE: U La La---Coastal Carolina UNDER 58 1/2


    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: Very plain and simple tonight. I believe the Chargers are a better team than Oakland


    TAKE" LA Chargers -1 Oakland.


    BASKETBALL


    Wednesday record: Our one pick was a "push"

    Season so far: 16-13


    No selections tonight.


    Happy days!!!



    November 6, 2019

    There are no Late Consensus Picks or Late Thoughts on the lone MAC game tonight.


    BASKETBALL


    Tuesday record: 2-0-1 (Now on a 7-0 run)

    Season so far: 16-13


    Utah -2 Philadelphia


    Cheers!




  • 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!



  • November 03, 2019 9:09 AM | Anonymous

    October 31, 2019

    BASEBALL


    The Nationals comeback last night capped an incredible baseball season for us. Before the playoffs began we recommended playing the Nationals as huge underdogs to win the National League pennant and World Series which they completed last night. We have now finished the most remarkable baseball season ever


    REGULAR SEASON: 323-258....+$53.00

    PLAYOFFS:                  15-13......+24.90

    TOTAL BASEBALL:    338-271....+$77.90


    What this means in money terms is that a player who wagered $100 on every one of those 581 selections wound up ahead $7,790!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ah, but, that now becomes yesterday's news. Lets pick some more winners!


    FOOTBALL


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


    TAKE: San Francisco--Arizona UNDER 43


    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: All I have for your tonight is a "lean." Baylor's gotten very "pricey" lately and I think that laying 17 points to West Virginia may simply be too much. My feeling isn't enough to make it a full play here but I'd lean to taking those points.


    BASKETBALL


    Wednesday record: 3-2

    Season so far: 9-1


    LA Clippers -5 San Antonio


    Congrats to all those who had a fantastic baseball season and now lets find more "good hunting!"



    October 30, 2019


    PLAYOFF BASEBALL


    Tuesday record: 1-0...+$1.60

    Playoffs so far: 14-13...BUT....for +$9.50


    Today we need to talk betting strategy. If you have NO PLAY on the series I would:


    TAKE Washington +125 Houston


    But, weeks ago before the playoffs began we recommended taking the Nats +1500 to win the World Series. If you have THAT PLAY you might consider playing a small amount on Houston to cover your wager should the Nats lose. But bottom line--I like the Nats to win tonight and complete  a massive post-season profit for us!!!


    BASKETBALL


    Tuesday record: 1-1

    Season so far: 6-9


    Philadelphia -6 Minnesota

    Detroit +8 1/2 Toronto

    Utah -2 LA Clippers

     Sacramento -7 Charlotte

    Phoenix--Golden State OVER 229


    Good hunting tonight!

    October 29, 2019

    PLAYOFF BASEBALL


    Monday record: No game

    Playoffs so far: 13-13....BUT...for +$7.90


    Washington +160 Houston


    BASKETBALL


    Monday record: 2-1

    Season so far: 5-8


    Denver -6 Dallas

    LA Lakers -12 Memphis


    Happy Tuesday!



    October 28, 2019

    FOOTBALL


    There are no Late Consensus Picks on tonight's game. I "lean" to the Steelers to beat up Miami.


    BASEBALL


    Sunday record: No plays

    Playoffs so far: 13-13....BUT....for +$7.90


    No game tonight


    BASKETBALL


    Sunday record: 0-1

    Season so far: 3-7


    NY Knicks +1 Chicago

    Utah -4 1/2 Phoenix

    Denver -6 Sacramento


    Happy Monday!



    October 27, 2019

    FOOTBALL


    Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the NFL games of Sunday, Oct. 27.


    VERY STRONG PLAYS: None


    STRONG PLAYS: New Orleans -12 Arizona 


    REGULAR PLAYS: 


    Tampa Bay +2 1/2 Tennessee

    Carolina +4 1/2 San Francisco

    Kansas City +5 Green Bay


    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS---First, the winning in this spot continued yesterday with Texas A&M popping Miss State. That's now 13 of our last 14 Norm's Late Thoughts that have hit. New England's a very good team that has played perhaps the worst schedule in the NFL. I believe that creates some value for us. In reaction to the NE run the Pats are being made bigger and bigger favorites. Today, last grab some of that value.


    TAKE: Cleveland +11 New England


    BASKETBALL


    Saturday record: 0-2

    Season so far: 3-6


    Dallas -2 Portland


    PLAYOFF BASEBALL


    Saturday record: No plays

    Playoffs so far: 13-13... BUT..... for a +$7.90


    No play today


    Happy Sunday everyone!


  • November 01, 2019 9:07 AM | Anonymous

    October 26, 2019

    FOOTBALL


    Here are your Late Consensus Picks on the college games of Saturday, Oct. 26.


    VERY STRONG PLAYS: Michigan State +5 Penn State


    STRONG PLAYS: TCU +1 Texas


    REGULAR PLAYS:


    Temple +11 UCF

    New Mexico +10 Hawaii

    Duke +3 1/2 No. Carolina

    Stanford -1 1/2 Arizona

    Boston College +34 1/2 Clemson


    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: Let keep our big run going (12 of our last 13 in this spot) by going with with a potential butt kicking at Kyle Field in College Station. The Aggies catch a Mississippi State team that looks properly mediocre. The Aggies record includes losses to Alabama, Clemson and Auburn. A&M just might be a solid team who needs a softer opponent and Miss State looks that part. A&M started to perk up winning  a mistake filled contest at Mississippi last week.

    I think the Aggies are simply a better team here and look for them to pull away from Miss St.


    TAKE: Texas A&M -10 1/2 Mississippi State.


    PLAYOFF BASEBALL


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

    Playoff record so far: 13-13....but a terrific +$7.90


    No selections in Game 4 tonight


    BASKETBALL


    Friday record: 2-0

    Season so far: 3-4


    Orlando -1 1/2 Atlanta 

    San Antonio -12 Washington


    Have a spectacular Saturday!


    October 25, 2019

    FOOTBALL


    There are no Late Consensus Picks or Norm's Late Thoughts on the one college game this evening. Glad we started the weekend with a solid Houston winner last night.


    PLAYOFF BASEBALL


    Thursday record: No games

    Playoff record so far: 13-12....+$8.90


    Washington +125 Houston


    BASKETBALL


    Thursday record: 0-1

    Season so far: 1-4


    Dallas--New Orleans OVERV 228

    Sacramento--Portland OVER 226 1/2


    Good hunting tonight!


    October 24, 2019

    FOOTBALL


    There is one Late Consensus Pick on a college game tonight. It is rated a REGULAR  STRENGTH PLAY:


    TAKE: Houston +14 1/2 SMU


    PLAYOFF BASEBALL


    Wednesday record: 1-0....+$1.65

    Playoffs so far: 13-12....+$8.90


    No game tonight


    BASKETBALL


    Wednesday record: 1-3

    Season so far: 1-3


    Golden State +2 LA Clippers


    Go get 'em tonight!



    October 23, 2019

    PLAYOFF BASEBALL


    Tuesday record: 1-1....+$0.70

    Playoffs so far: 12-12....+$7.25


    Washington +165 Houston


    BASKETBALL


    Tonight we kick off  a loooong season of hoops.Be careful. Have a plan. Stick to it. Lets have another winning season!


    NBA


    Orlando -8 Cleveland

    Dallas -8 1/2 Washington

    Utah -9 1/2 OK City

    Sacramento -1 1/2 Phoenix


    Good hunting today!



    October 22, 2019

    PLAYOFF BASEBALL


    Monday record: No game

    Playoffs so far: 11-11....+$6.55


    Washington +180 Houston

    Washington--Houston UNDER 6 1/2


    ABOUT THE SERIES: Back a few weeks before the playoffs even began we recommended wagering on the Nats to win the NL pennant  (at +600) and the World Series (at +1500). W've already cashed on them as a huge dog to begin and if you have them in a Series bet there's no need to wager on them at this point. But if you aren't currently holding a ticket on Washington the oddsmaker is offering what appears to be very generous odds on them to win the Series (+195). There's a great deal of value there considering that since June 1 these two teams have won at virtually the same pace.


    Go Nats!



    October 21, 2019

    FOOTBALL


    There is one Late Consensus Pick on the Monday night NFL game. It's a REGULAR STRENGTH selection.


    TAKE: NY Jets +9 New England


    NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS---We hit yet another selection Sunday---a strong recommendation on Jacksonville to handle Cincy which they did. That means we're 10 of our last 11 "Late Thoughts Picks."

    We've already made our picks on this game as part of the Picks of the Pole so lets put our feet up, cheer for those selections and get ready for next weekend.



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