Thursday, September 17, 2015

Quick Buck Thursday: Better Days Ahead


If Van Morrison says there will be better days, then damn it I believe it!


I don’t think in all the years I’ve been doing QBT I have ever gone 0-5. I haven’t actually taken the time to check, of course. Maybe if I had an intern.

Yes, I think I need an intern. Please apply in the comments if interested.

Anyway, screw last week. Here at Productive Sweatpants we are looking forward. Always looking forward.

Bank Roll: 60 units
Season record: 2-8
Bonus record: 3-1

Saturday
Temple -12.5 @ UMASS – 5 units
People are jumping on Temple’s bandwagon so we figured we might as well, too. The Owls are 2-0 ATS and I don’t see them missing the cover this week.

Illinois +9.5 @ UNC – 5 units
Everyone thought the Illini were in trouble when they fired their coach two weeks before the season. However, it’s probably the best thing they could have done as Bill Cubit ran a successful outfit at Western Michigan.

The Illini were 3-13 ATS under Beckman’s control, but this is a new team. This is Cubit’s Illini.

A smart bettor might even toss a unit or two on the +300 moneyline.

Western Kentucky @ Indiana Over 69.5 – 5 units
Indiana is a lot like a MAC or Sunbelt team; all offense. WKY knows this kind of game so don’t be surprised if 69.5 isn’t hit sometime in the third quarter.

Colorado @ Colorado St +3.5 – 5 Units
One of the benefits of living on the West Coast is you get to see the Hawaii game before you’re so blindly drunk you can’t decipher if what you’re looking at is real grade school children playing Madden on your Xbox. So I actually saw Colorado play at Hawaii.

I know this series has traded winners the past couple years, and the Buffs were rumored to be better this season, but I don’t care. I saw what I saw.

Iowa State @ Toledo -7.5 – 5 units
One team upset an SEC dark horse last week. The other got beat by a middling B1G team. Which team would you bet on?

The Baylor Bears Bonus Over of the Week
Ball State @ Eastern Michigan - Over 63
This thing is currently betting at 100% on the over in Vegas even after it’s been driven up 2 full points. EMU is better than people think.

In the two games both have played, the teams combined to average over 75 points.

The Bob Drake “I need another team for my 21-team teaser” Double Bonus
Memphis @ Bowling Green - Over 79.5

I’m 2-0 for the old man this year and the streak continues this week. Bowling Green seemingly can’t be stopped and Memphis has put up over 55 in both its games. 

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