Picks of the Pole 2017

 

Each Saturday and Sunday of the football season we'll post consensus picks from some of the top handicappers around the country. We'll rate these picks as VERY STRONG, STRONG or REGULAR strength plays and, looking at history, we usually have a total of 8-12 plays per weekend in college and pro football.

Also, each weekend, we post for Clubhouse members ONLY my late thoughts. This can entail 1,2 or 3 college picks and a pro pick or two generally.

Consider joining the Clubhouse. It's very, very, very inexpensive compared to what betting services charge and I hope you'll enjoy the picks and other content.


 

October 13-16, 2017

Here are your Picks of the Pole for games of the weekend of Friday, Oct. 13, through Monday Oct. 16

Last week's record: 11-16
Season so far: 61-80


COLLEGE
  • DOUBLE PLAY: Florida State -7 Duke


SINGLE PLAYS

  • W. Virginia -3 1/2 Texas Tech
  • Kansas State +6 TCU
  • North Texas +2 1/2 UTSA
  • Texas +7 1/2 Oklahoma
  • Miami Ohio -9 1/2 Kent State
  • Ohio -9 1/2 Bowling Green
  • Michigan State -4 Minnesota
  • Auburn -7 LSU
  • Army -6 1/2 E. Michigan
  • Air Force -7 1/2 UNLV
  • Navy +3 1/2 Memphis
  • UCF -35 E. Carolina
  • Marshall -16 Old Dominion
  • Mississippi State -24 BYU
  • Alabama -30 Arkansas
  • So. Carolina +3 Tennessee
  • San Diego State -7 Boise


NFL
SINGLE PLAYS

  • Atlanta -11 1/2 Miami
  • New Orleans -5 Detroit
  • LA Chargers +3 Oakland
  • Chicago +7 Baltimore

Good hunting this weekend


October 6-9, 2017

Here are your Picks of the Pole for games of the weekend of Oct. 6-9.


Last weekend's record: 22-12

Season so far: 50-64

COLLEGE

DOUBLE PLAYS:  

  • Auburn -22 1/2 Mississippi
  • TCU -13 1/2 West Virginia
  • Michigan State +10 1/2 Michigan
  • Fresno -17 San Jose State



SINGLE PLAYS;

  • Ohio -11 C. Michigan
  • Miami Ohio -14 1/2 Bowling Green
  • Notre Dame -14 1/2 North Carolina
  • Marshall -15 Charlotte
  • Northwestern +13 1/2 Penn State
  • Pittsburgh +3 1/2 Syracuse
  • Utah +4 1/2 Stamford
  • Navy -7 1/2 Air Force
  • Kansas +16 1/2 Texas Tech
  • Vanderbilt +17 1/2 Georgia
  • No. Illinois -23 1/2 Kent State
  • Kansas State +4 1/2 Texas
  • Kansas State--Texas UNDER 50


NFL

DOUBLE PLAY: Seattle +1 LA Rams

SINGLE PLAYS:

  • Jacksonville +8 1/2 Pittsburgh
  • Miami +3 Tennessee
  • Houston +1 Kansas City
  • Seattle---LA Rams OVER 46 1/2
  • Pittsburgh---Jacksonville UNDER 43
  • Green Bay---Dallas OVER 52 1/2


September 29-October 2, 2017

FOOTBALL

Here are your Picks of the Pole for the games of the weekend of Sept. 29 through Monday Oct. 2

Last week's record: 10-13

Season so far: 28-52 (horrible)

COLLEGE

DOUBLE PLAYS:  

  • SMU -17 1/2 Uconn
  • Pitt -21 Rice
  • South Florida -23 E. Carolina

SINGLE PLAYS:

  • Washington State +5 USC ********FRIDAY NIGHT
  • Kansas State -16 1/2 Baylor
  • Florida State -7 1/2 Wake Forest
  • Wisconsin -14 1/2 Northwestern
  • Navy -7 1/2 Tulsa
  • UNLV -14 San Jose State
  • So. Mississippi -8 1/2 North Texas
  • Auburn -9 Mississippi State
  • Georgia Tech -9 1/2 North Carolina
  • Texas A&M -8 South Carolina
  • Virginia Tech +7 1/2 Clemson
  • Oklahoma State -9 1/2 Texas Tech
  • Stanford -16 Arizona State
  • Fresno -9 1/2 Nevada
  • No. Illinois +11 San Diego State

NFL

DOUBLE PLAY: Philadelphia +1 1/2 LA Chargers

SINGLE PLAYS

  • Dallas -6 1/2 LA Rams
  • Houston +2 Tennessee
  • Atlanta -8 Buffalo
  • NY Giants +3 Tampa Bay
  • Denver -3 Oakland
  • Seattle -13 Indianapolis
  • Philadelphia---San Diego OVER 47 1/2
  • NY Giants--Tampa Bay OVER 44 1/2
  • Oakland---Denver OVER 46

MONDAY NIGHT

  • Kansas City----Washington OVER 49 1/2
  • Kansas City -7 Washington


September 22-25, 2017

FOOTBALL

Here are your Picks of the Pole for the games of the weekend of Sept. 22-25.

Record last week: 6-16

Season so far: 18-39 

***I'm off to a dreadful start to the 2017 season. Lets see if we can't begin the turn around this week


COLLEGE

DOUBLE PLAY: Michigan State +3 1/.2 Notre Dame


SINGLE PLAYS:

  • TCU +12 1/2 Oklahoma State
  • West Virginia -21 1/2 Kansas
  • North Carolina +2 Duke
  • Iowa +12 1/2 Penn State
  • N. C. State +13 Florida State
  • Miami Ohio +1 Central Michigan
  • Tulsa -10 1/2 New Mexico
  • Army +2 1/2 Tulane
  • Auburn -18 Missouri
  • Oregon -14 1/2 Arizona State

NFL

DOUBLE PLAYS: Green Bay -9 Cincinnati

                             Dallas -3 Arizona


SINGLE PLAYS: 



  • Detroit +3 Atlanta
  • Baltimore -4 Jacksonville
  • Baltimore---Jacksonville UNDER 39 1/2
  • Chicago +7 Pittsburgh
  • NY Jets +6 Miami
  • Seattle +2 1/2 Tennessee
  • Kansas City -3 LA Chargers
  • Washington--Oakland OVER 54 1/2  


September 15-18, 2017

FOOTBALL


Here are your Picks of the Pole for games of the weekend of Sept. 15-18

Last week record: 10-12
Season so far: 12-23 (UGH)


COLLEGE

DOUBLE PLAYS:
  • Appalachian State -23 Texas State
  • Mississippi State +7 1/2 LSU
  • Kansas State -3 1/2 Vanderbilt
  • Georgia Tech -2 Central Florida

SINGLE PLAYS:

  • Georgia State +37 Penn State
  • Tulane +35 1/2 Oklahoma
  • Louisville +3 Clemson
  • Virginia Tech -22 1/2 E. Carolina
  • Purdue +7 1/2 Missouri
  • Florida -4 1/2 Tennessee
  • TCU -20 SMU
  • Notre Dame---Boston College UNDER 51


NFL


DOUBLE PLAY: 

  • Green Bay +3 Atlanta


SINGLE PLAYS:

  • Washington +3 LA Rams
  • LA Chargers -3 1/2 Miami
  • Carolina -7 Buffalo
  • Minnesota +5 1/2 Pittsburgh
  • Chicago +7 Tampa Bay
  • Seattle -14 San Francisco
  • NY Giants -3 Detroit




September 8-11, 2017

Clubhouse Member Alert 8:35am 9/9/17:

We've posted 11 Consensus NCAA Selections From Handicappers Around the Nation inside The Members Only portion of The Clubhouse today.

Picks of the Pole


Last week's record:

NFL: 4-4........Record for the completed pre-season: 11-11
College Football: 2-11........Record for the season so far: 2-11

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

DOUBLE PLAYS:
  • Auburn +6 1/2 Clemson
  • TCU -3 Arkansas
  • N. C. State -24 Marshall
SINGLE PLAYS:
  • Michigan State -7 1/2 W. Michigan
  • W. Virginia -24 1/2 E. Carolina
  • Iowa State +3 Iowa
  • Colorado -35 1/2 Texas State
  • Oregon -13 1/2 Nebraska
  • Texas -24 1/2 San Jose State
  • Idaho -6 1/2 Idaho
  • Fresno +43 1/2 Alabama
NFL

DOUBLE PLAYS
  • Houston -5 1/2 Jacksonville
SINGLE PLAYS
  • Baltimore--Cincinnati UNDER 42 1/2
  • Chicago +6 1/2 Atlanta
  • Houston---Jacksonville UNDER 39 1/2
  • Arizona -2 Detroit
  • Oakland---Tennessee OVER 50 1/2
  • LA Rams -3 1/2 Indianapolis
  • NY Giants +3 1/2 Dallas

MONDAY: LA Chargers +3 Denver


August 31-September 4, 2017 


Record last week: 3-1

Exhibition season so far: 7-7

  • Philadelphia +1 NY Jets
  • Cincinnati +2 Indianapolis
  • Carolina -4 Pittsburgh
  • Carolina---Pittsburgh UNDER 37 1/2
  • Baltimore +2 1/2 New Orleans
  • Minnesota -3 Miami
  • Tennessee +3 Kansas City
  • Seattle-11/2 Oakland

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

THURSDAY

  • Indiana +21 Ohio  State

FRIDAY

  • Florida Atlantic +9 1/2 Navy
  • Wisconsin -27 1/2  Utah State

SATURDAY

  • DOUBLE PLAY: Texas -18 Maryland

SINGLE PLAYS

  • Wyoming +11 1/2 Iowa
  • No. Carolina -12 Cal
  • USC -26 1/2 W. Michigan
  • Auburn -34 1/2 Georgia Southern
  • No. Carolina State -5 So. Carolina
  • Middle Tennessee State +3 1/2 Vandy
  • Troy +10 1/2 Boise State

MONDAY

  • Georgia Tech +3 Tennessee

Preseason Football 8/25-8/29


Last week's record: 1-3
Pre-season so far: 4-6


FRIDAY

Seattle -3 1/2 Kansas City
New England -2 1/2 Detroit


SATURDAY


Cleveland +3 Tampa Bay
Arizona +3 1/2 Atlanta


Good hunting!

Weekend updates with Consensus Picks from top handicappers around the country begin next weekend. 

FOOTBALL


Last week's record: 1-3
Pre-season so far: 4-6


FRIDAY

Seattle -3 1/2 Kansas City
New England -2 1/2 Detroit


SATURDAY


Cleveland +3 Tampa Bay
Arizona +3 1/2 Atlanta


Good hunting!

Weekend updates with Consensus Picks from top handicappers around the country begin next weekend. 

Preseason Football Week 1 8/10-8/14

FOOTBALL

Thursday

 

  • Cleveland -3 New Orleans
  • Philadelphia +1 Green Bay
  • Philadelphia--Green Bay OVER  38 1/2

Friday

  •  NY Giants -3 12 Pittsburgh





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