Thursday, October 1, 2015

Quick Buck Thursday: Feelin Like Struttin


I'd be lying if I said I was strutting all day on Monday.

One has to love a solid winning week and last week we almost nailed the clean sweep. A week like last sets the misery of the past two weeks on fire and sets it adrift like ashes on the breeze.

Let’s keep it going, shall we?

Bank Roll: 80 units
Season record: 9-11
Bonus record: 6-3

Friday
UConn @ BYU -17.5 – 5 units
BYU is a good team that entered last week’s game in Ann Arbor a bit haggard and walked into a buzz saw in Michigan. Bronco won’t stand for that. BYU is looking to regain some toughness and rebound at the expense of the weary Huskies.

Saturday
Minnesota @ Northwestern -4 – 5 units
This game features two decent defenses and two mediocre offenses and sets up to be a gritty, gritty, B1G grind fest. I watched Ohio gift the Gophers the game last Saturday dashing my hopes of a perfect week.

Northwestern, 3-1 ATS, continues Minnesota’s struggles on the road in their B1G opener.

Houston -7 @ Tulsa – 5 units
Simply put; I’m riding the hot hand. Nothing more.

Texas @ TCU -15.5 – 5 Units
TCU almost got embarrassed on national TV last week, saved by a tipped passed near the end of regulation and need to rebound to climb back into the committee’s good graces.

Texas, 1-3 on the season, is a few plays (and some questionable officiating) away from an impressive 3-1 start in Charlie Strong’s second season, but playing on the road against a team with National Championship aspirations will not be an easy task.

Northern Illinois -3 @ Central Michigan – 5 units
The Huskies are coming off a two game stretch where they have faced tough, tough defenses and still managed a cover. After that, playing a team like Central Michigan is sure to feel like a walk in the park. Plus the home team in the last two meetings is 0-2 ATS.

The Baylor Bears Bonus Over of the Week
Ohio State @ Indiana – Over 64.5
Ohio State has secondary issues; Indiana can score a lot of points through the air.

Indiana has a terrible defense; Ohio State has Elliot, Jones, Barrett and Smith.

Points will come aplenty.

The Bob Drake “I need another team for my 21-team teaser” Double Bonus
Western Kentucky @ Rice – Over 72.5
I almost put the MN@NW rock fight in this spot, but where is the fun in that? Rice is in for the second week in a row to keep this bonus perfect on the year.

The Best Bet of the Week Triple Bonus
Arizona St +475 @ UCLA
So, so close last week. But I think I’ve bitched about Ohio enough this week.
The Sun Devils are officially under achieving on the year. So,z naturally, they will win this week.

BTW the home team hasn’t won this game since 2011.  

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