Thursday, October 29, 2015

Quick Buck Thursday: Getting Freaky


Alright, class, get out your pencils and put away your books. We’re going to take a quiz.

I took last week off because:

a) My college football guts were ripped out by a failed punt
b) Michigan had a Bye
c) I was at a BBQ competition and otherwise busy at work
d) All of the above

Regardless, I am back and ready once more to give you the insight and advice you have come to trust and rely on.

Bank Roll: 70 units
Season record: 16-19
Bonus record: 8-9

Saturday
USF @ Navy -7.5 – 5 units
There is no better way to get back on track than betting on a service academy. In this case it’s more than just the fact Navy is one of our nation’s military institutions of higher learning. The Midshipmen are undefeated at home and 3-0 ATS when favored by less than 8 points. Plus, Navy.

Western Kentucky -24 @ Old Dominion – 5 units
Did you know that ODU is 0-7 ATS?

I did. Now you do, too.

You’re welcome.

Central Michigan -3 @ Akron – 5 units
I went back and forth on this game because Akron has been a thorn in my side at home over the past couple years. But CMU is 7-1 ATS and Akron is 1-2 ATS at home this season. If for no other reason, I like only giving 3 points.

Clemson -10.5 @ NC State – 5 Units
I keep waiting for Clemson to do some “Clemson-y” thing but it just doesn’t happen. Dabo has his Tigers playing well and looking back I see Clemson has covered the last two years again the Pack. I’m in.

Oregon State @ Utah -24 – 5 units
I got to see both these teams play against the Maize and Blue this year. Utah should be fine.

The Baylor Bears Bonus Over of the Week
Eastern Michigan @ Western Michigan – Over 64
MACtion at its finest. Two teams that combine to go 11-3 for the over playing on a Thursday night. There won’t be a lot of defense being played.

The Bob Drake “I need another team for my 21-team teaser” Double Bonus
Maryland @ Iowa – Over 53.5
Iowa in an over?
Yep, they are 5-1 for the over this season. The offense has blossomed under CJ Bethard and Maryland won’t put up much of a fight yet will score a couple garbage time touchdowns to put this one over.

The Best Bet of the Week Triple Bonus
Vanderbilt +350 @ Houston
We were oh so close with Mizzou two weeks ago; 6-9 was a real football score.
This week the darling Cougars go up against a staunch Vanderbilt defense. Vandy turns this into a slog-fest the Cougars can’t quite escape.

Answer to the Quiz
Just like Digital Underground says, the answer is d) All of the above

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