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.


 

December 15-18 2017

FOOTBALL

Here are your Picks of the Pole for the games os Saturday, Dec. 16 through Thursday, Dec. 21.

Record last week: 10-3.......Season so far: 162-173

COLLEGE BOWLS

DOUBLE PLAY: Boise +7 Oregon 9SATURDAY)

SINGLE PLAYS:

Troy -6 1/2 North Texas (Saturday)

Marshall +5 1/2 Colorado State (Saturday)

Florida Atlantic -22 1/2 Akron (Tuesday)



NFL



DOUBLE PLAY: Pittsburgh +3 New England

                           Dallas -3 Oakland


SINGLE PLAYS:

Chicago +5 Detroit (Saturday)

LA Chargers---Kansas City UNDER 46 (Saturday)


Philadelphia -7 1/2 NY Giants

Minnesota -10 1/2 Cincinnati

Jacksonville -11 Houston

New Orleans -16 NY Jets

Baltimore -7 Cleveland

San Francisco -2 Tennessee

Pittsburgh---New England OVER 53 1/3



December 8-11, 2017

FOOTBALL


Here are your Picks of the Pole for the games of the weekend of Dec. 9-11.


Last week's record: 10-12.....Season so far: 152-170


COLLEGE


SINGLE PLAYS:

Army +3 Navy
Army--Navy UNDER 46 1/2


NFL


DOUBLE PLAYS: Seattle +2 1/2 Jacksonville
                             Carolina +2 1/2 Minnesota


SINGLE PLAYS:


San Francisco +3 Houston
LA Chargers -6 Washington
Arizona 3 Tennessee
LA Rams -2 1/2 Philadelphia
Dallas -4 NY Giants
Dallas--NY Giants UNDER 41 1/2


Good hunting this weekend!


December 1 - 4, 2017

FOOTBALL

Here are your Picks of the Pole for the games of Friday, Dec. 1 through Monday Dec. 4

Last week's record: 22-14

Last  night's record: 0-2

Season so far: 142-160

COLLEGE

  • Stanford +4 USC (Friday)
  • Appalachian State -15 U La La
  • Florida Atlantic -11 1/2 North Texas
  • Toledo -21 1/2 Akron
  • TCU +7 Oklahoma
  • Wisconsin +5 1/2 Ohio State
  • Florida State -27 U La Monroe

NFL

DOUBLE PLAYS: 

  • Jacksonville -9 1/2 Indianapolis
  • LA  Chargers -13 1/2 Cleveland
  • Oakland -8 1/2 NY Giants


SINGLE PLAYS

  • New England -9 Buffalo
  • Tennessee -7 Houston
  • Green Bay -2 Tampa Bay
  • Carolina +4 1/2 New Orleans
  • Arizona +7 LA Rams
  • Seattle +5 1/2 Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh -5 1/2 Cincinnati (Monday)


November 24-27, 2017

Virginia +7 Virginia Tech
San Diego State -20 New Mexico
Navy +4 1/2 Houston
So. Florida +10 UCF
No. Illinois -3 C. Michigan


Now, here are the Picks of the Pole for the games of the weekend  of Nov. 24-27


COLLEGE


DOUBLE PLAYS:


Memphis -28 E. Carolina
UAB -20 UTEP
Florida Atlantic -21 1/2 Charlotte
Stanford +2 Notre Dame
Oregon -25 Oregon State
Auburn +4 1/2 Alabama


SINGLE PLAYS


U La La -6 Georgia Southern
Boston College -3 1/2 Syracuse
Northwestern -16 1/2 Illinois
Kansas State -3 Iowa State
Utah State +1 1/2 Air Force
Wyoming -20 1/2 San Jose state
Wisconsin -17 Minnesota
Oklahoma State -41 Kansas
Temple -3 Tulsa
Middle Tenn. St. -11 1/2 Old Dominion


NFL


DOUBLE PLAYS:


Jacksonville -5 Arizona
New England -16 Miami
Carolina -5 NY Jets


SINGLE PLAYS:


Pittsburgh -14 Green Bay
New Orleans +2 1/2 LA Rams
Pitt---Green Bay UNDER 43 1/2


Good hunting this weekend
 

Thanksgiving 2017

FOOTBALL

These Picks are for Thursday and Friday games only. The Rest of the Thanksgiving weekend will be posted Friday morning.


Last week record: 12-14.....Season record: 120-144


COLLEGE


  • Virginia +7 Virginia Tech
  • No. Illinois -3 W. Michigan
  • San Diego State -20 New Mexico
  • Navy +4 1/2 Houston
  • So. Florida +10 1/2 UCF


NFL


  • LA Chargers PICK Dallas


Happy Turkey!!!


FOOTBALL



Here are your Picks of the Pole for the games of the weekend of Nov. 17-20



Record last week: 12-13......Season so far: 108-130



COLLEGE



DOUBLE PLAY: Missouri -8 1/2 Vanderbilt



SINGLE PLAYS:



TCU -7 Texas Tech

Temple +14 UCF

N. C. State +2 Wake Forest

So. Miss -17 Charlotte

La. Tech -17 UTEP

So. Alabama -4 1/2 Georgia Southern

Mississippi State -11 1/2 Arkansas

Colorado State -32 1/2 San Jose State

LSU -15 1/2 Tennessee

UAB +10 1/2 Florida

Ohio State -41 Illinois

Purdue +7 1/2 Iowa

Arizona -2 Oregon

Utah State -10 1/2 Hawaii 

USC -16 UCLA
San Diego State -16 Nevada

Michigan +7 Wisconsin



NFL



DOUBLE PLAY: Kansas City -10 1/2 NY Giants



SINGLE PLAYS



Green Bay +2 Baltimore

Minnesota -2 LA Rams

Jacksonville -8 Cleveland

Denver -2 1/2 Cincinnati



Good hunting this weekend



FOOTBALL



Here are your Picks of the Pole for the games of the weekend of Nov. 10-13.



Last week's record: 12-12.....Season so far: 108-129



COLLEGE



DOUBLE PLAYS: Kansas State -2 1/2 West Virginia

                             Arkansas State -10 1/2 So. Alabama



SINGLE PLAYS:

TCU +6 1/2 Oklahoma

No. Texas -22 1/2 UTEP

So. Carolina -6 Florida

Indiana -9 Illinois

Troy -17 Coastal Carolina

Middle Tennessee State -12 1/2 Charlotte

Wyoming +3 Air Force

Utah +1 Washington state

Florida Atlantic -4 1/2 Louisiana Tech

Florida Atlantic---Louisiana Tech OVER 70

Colorado +13 1/2 USC

Missouri -12 Tennessee

New Mexico +18 Texas A&M

Vandy -2 Kentucky

Arizona State -21 Oregon State



NFL



SINGLE PLAYS:



Dallas +3 Atlanta

Minnesota -1 1/2 Washington

Jacksonville -3 1/2 LA Chargers

Tennessee -4 1/.2 Cincinnati

Cleveland +11 Detroit

LA Rams -12 Houston

Green Bay +5 1/2 Chicago



Good hunting this weekend! 


FOOTBALL


Here are your Picks of the Pole for the games of the weekend of Nov. 3-6


Last weekend's record: 12-15 (Weird! An awful Saturday of 4-14 and a huge Sunday of 8-1. Weird!)
Season record: 96-117


COLLEGE


DOUBLE PLAYS: Auburn -15 Texas A&M
                             Texas  + 7 TCU
                             Kansas State +3 Texas Tech
                             Colorado State -3 Wyoming


SINGLE PLAYS


Memphis -12 Tulsa (FRIDAY)
Michigan State +8 1/2 Penn State
Virginia Tech -2 1/2 Miami Fla.
Georgia State -4 Georgia Southern
So. Mississippi +6 1/2 Tennessee
So. Carolina +24 Georgia
Arkansas -23 1/2 Coastal Carolina
Michigan -15 1/2 Minnesota
Fresno -14 1/2 BYU
Alabama -21 LSU
San Diego State -24 San Jose State
Stanford +2 1/2 Washington State


NFL


DOUBLE PLAY: Jacksonville -4 1/2 Cincinnati


SINGLE PLAYS


Philadelphia -8 1/2 Denver 
Carolina -1 Atlanta
Seattle -7 Washington
Kansas City PICK Dallas
Detroit -2 1/2 Green Bay (MONDAY)









FOOTBALL

Here are your Picks of the Pole for the games of the weekend of Oct. 27-Oct.30.

Last week's record: 10-14

Season so far: 84-102

COLLEGE

DOUBLE PLAYS:

  • Miami Florida -20 1/2 No. Carolina
  • Kansas State -24 Kansas
  • Minnesota + 7 Iowa



SINGLE PLAYS:

  • SMU -9 1/2 Tulsa (Friday)
  • Tulane +10 1/2 Memphis (Friday)
  • Texas -9 Baylor
  • North Texas -11 Old Dominion
  • Marshall -17 Florida International
  • Duke +15 1/2 Virginia Tech
  • Colorado State -10 Air Force
  • Louisiana Tech -13 Rice
  • North Carolina State +7 1/2 Notre Dame
  • Washington -17 1/2 UCLA
  • Troy -26 Georgia Southern
  • Ohio State -7 Penn State
  • San Diego State -9 1/2 Hawaii
  • So. Florida -10 1/2 Houston



NFL

DOUBLE PLAYS: 

  • Dallas -1 1/2 Washington
  • New England -7 1/2 LA Chargers



SINGLE PLAYS:

  • Minnesota -9 1/2 Cleveland
  • Carolina +2 Tampa Bay
  • Cincinnati -10 1/2 Indianapolis
  • Pittsburgh -2 1/2 Detroit
  • Dallas---Washington OVER 49 1/2



Good hunting this weekend! 


FOOTBALL


Here are your Picks of the Pole for the games of the weekend of Oct. 20-23



Last weekend record: 13-8

Season so far: 74-88



COLLEGE



DOUBLE PLAY: Miami Fla. -17 Syracuse

                           Wisconsin -24 1/2 Maryland



SINGLE PLAYS



Marshall -2 1/2 Middle Tennessee St.(FRIDAY)

SMU -7 1/2 Cincinnati

North Texas +3 1/2 Florida Atlantic

Texas Tech -7 Iowa State

Troy -7 1/2 Georgia State

Ohio -19 Kent State

Toledo -16 1/2 Akron

Wake Forest +6 Georgia Tech

Michigan +9 1/2 Penn State

App. State -23 1/2 Coastal Carolina

Oregon +6 1/2 UCLA

Mississippi +7 LSU

Colorado +10 Washington State

Fresno +7 1/2 San Diego State


NFL

DOUBLE PLAY: Pittsburgh---Cincinnati UNDER 40 1/2


SINGLE PLAYS

Jacksonville -3 Indianapolis

Minnesota -5 1/2 Baltimore

Denver PICK  LA Chargers

Atlanta +3 1/2 New England

Washington---Philadelphia OVER 49

Washington +4 1/2 Philadelphia


Good hunting this weekend



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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