Football Forecast Weekend Newsletter Issue 14
200-Unit 4-Game College Grand Slam Wins Saturday And Follows Last Week’s 100-Unit Winning 7-0 Triple Crown
The Biggest Score Of The NFL Season Arrives Sunday As I Go For The Money In My 200-Unit NFL Game Of The Year
College Football Bettors Need To Pay Attention Saturday With Conference Championships, Trips To The Final Four Major Bowl Bids And Winning Seasons On The Line
Best Bets Club 19-4-1 In College Football And Goes For 3 More Winners Today
By Kelso Sturgeon
I accepted the challenge to win my 100-unit Turkey Shoot Grand Slam and did just that, going 7-0, and putting a major dent in the bottom line of man bookmakers (see results below) and today I am going to do it again with my 200-unit Turkey Shoot Grand Slam by winning four 50-unit plays. Yes, you read that right—four 50-unit plays. And the four games I am releasing are the most challenging on the board but I know I have the edges to win them all. Here are the four 50-unit games…
The Turkey Shoot Grand Slam Menu
Michigan (10-1) at Ohio State (10-1) 12:00 Noon Eastern Kickoff…On ABC
Auburn (8-3) at Alabama (11-0) 3:30 Eastern Kickoff…On CBS
Utah (8-3) at Colorado (9-2) 7:30 Eastern Kickoff…On FOX
Florida (8-2) at Florida State (8-3) 8:00 Eastern Kickoff…On ABC
This is by far the best and most challenging of all Turkey Shoot Grand Slams, with all eight teams armed with strong reasons to win, and I am up to getting the money in all of them. And you can win them all with me for just $50, charged to your major credit card.
Last Saturday’s Bookie Busting 7-0 College Triple Crown
25-Units…Virginia Tech (+1) 34, Notre Dame 31 (WINNER)
25-Units…Colorado (-5.5) 38, Washington State 24 (WINNER)
25 Units…Oklahoma (-3) 56, West Virginia 28 (WINNER)
10-Unit Parlay Of Virginia Tech, Colorado, Oklahoma At 6-1 (WINNER)
5-Unit Parlay of Virginia Tech & Colorado at 13-5 (WINNER)
5-Unit Parlay Of Virginia Tech & Oklahoma at 13-5 (WINNER)
5-Unit Parlay Of Colorado & Oklahoma at 13-5 (WINNER)
And today, the encore.
AND, DO NOT FORGET MY 200-UNIT NFL GAME OF THE YEAR WINS THIS SUNDAY.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL HANDICAPPING HINTS
Michigan Wolverines (10-1) at Ohio State Buckeyes (10-1)—The Buckeyes have dominated this rivalry in recent years and will be going for its fifth straight win against a Michigan team it has beaten in 11 of the last 12 meetings. It is of note Ohio State has won the last four meetings by an average of 21 points and today will face the nation’s best defense. Michigan leads the nation in scoring defense (10.9 points per game) and in total defense (245.6 points per game)
Auburn Tigers (8-3) at Alabama Crimson Tide (11-0)—This is one of the biggest rivalry games in all of football and Alabama, a heavy favorite, will be out to protect its #1 national ranking and finish the season undefeated. The Tide will again try to get it done with one of the country’s 2nd best defense against the score (11.4 points per game) and top-rated rushing defense (68.9 yards per game). Of note is the fact Auburn has the 7th-ranked defense against the score (14.3 points per game) An under, anyone?
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-7) at Southern California Trojans (8-3)—Notre Dame opened the season as the 9th-ranked team in the country but has fallen on hard times and finds itself a 17-point underdog it beat 41-31 last season. USC hopes to continue its amazing turn-around. The Trojans opened the season 1-3, changed quarterbacks and has never looked back. USC goes for its 8th straight win.
Florida Gators (8-2) at Florida State Seminoles (8-3)—The Gators come into this game as a touchdown underdog but you can bet the Seminoles will not be taking them lightly, even though they are a TD choice. The 13th-ranked Florida Gators come into this game against the 14th-ranked Seminoles off a powerful 10-0 win at LSU. It is of note Florida State is 8-1 against SEC teams and 5-1 against Florida since coach Jimbo Fisher took over.
Michigan State Spartans (3-8) at Penn State Nittany Lions (9-2)—While the football world is focused on the Michigan-Ohio State game 7th-ranked Penn State most have overlooked the fact the Nittany Lions with a win combined with a Michigan loss will advance to the Big Ten championship game. Penn State is averaging 39.7 points per game on its 7-game win streak.
Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-3) at Wisconsin Badgers (9-2)—Wisconsin is very much alive for the Big Ten championship and most certainly are the best 9-2 team in the country, having lost only to Michigan by 7 and to Ohio State in overtime. A win today will put the 6th-ranked Badgers in the championship game against one of three teams, Ohio State, Michigan or Penn State. The Badgers have won 12 straight against Minnesota but it is of note neither team has lost by more than 7 points all season.
Utah Utes (8-3) at Colorado Buffaloes (9-2)—Talk about a tough rivalry. Each of the past five meetings of 9th-ranked Colorado and 20th-ranked Utah have been decided by one possession and everything points to another real battle in this one. Utah has won four straight in this series by is the underdog today. Colorado has two major factors working for it—the Buffaloes are playing a home and have the incentive of knowing they can win their division of the PAC-12 with a win and advance to the championship game.
COLLEGE BEST BETS FOR SATURDAY
SOUTH FLORIDA BULLS (9-2) -10 by 4 Central Florida Knights (6-5)—There is no question South Florida is having an outstanding season but for a team that went 0-12 last year, so is Central Florida. The Bulls can with a win earn a berth in the AAC championship game if East Carolina upsets Temple today. Neither factor will come easy. I will be on the dog in this one.
IOWA STATE CYCLONES (3-8) +7 by 3 over West Virginia Mountaineers (8-2)—West Virginia is certainly the most talented team in this one but it is coming off a devastating 56-28 blowout loss to Oklahoma last week and is meeting an Iowa State team that has finally put it all together and taking its best shot.
OREGON STATE BEAVERS (3-8) +3 by 7 over Oregon Ducks (4-7)—Oregon has won eight straight in this series and impressed the world last week with its giant upset of nationally-ranked Utah, 30-28, in Salt Lake City and probably deserve to be the favorite in this big-time rivalry game. That said, Oregon State is better than its record and has covered in seven of its last eight games. My figures say the will beat the Ducks straight up.
Tulane Green Wave (3-8) -1.5 by 9-10 over Connecticut Huskies (3-8)—Tulane’s first-year coach Willie Fritz (formerly at Georgia Southern) has done an amazing job at Tulane and for the first time in years has the Green Wave playing like a real team. The Green Wave have to be the choice in this one simply because UConn has no offense, with the worst scoring average in Division I football at 15.0 points per game.
SAN DIEGO STATE AZTECS (9-2) -11.5 by 21 over Colorado State Rams (6-5)—San Diego State suffered an unexpected loss at Wyoming last week, 34-33, and because of that is in major bounce-back form as it pursues a major bowl bid.. That means Colorado State is in for a long afternoon against a team that will fire its best shot today.
THE REST OF SATURDAY’S FOOTBALL BETTING MENU
Best Bets Club On 19-4-1 Run In Colleges…3 More Winners Today
My Best Bets Football Club Has Won 83% Of Its College Football Games In November And Goes For 3 More On Saturday Highlighted By Notre Dame—USC
I keep reminding bettors one does not need to spend a fortune to win one and my modestly-priced Best Bets Football Investment Club ($15 per game day) continues to prove just that. The club as won 10 college bets and stands 19-4-1 in November—a remarkable 83% winners.
Today I am going for three more, highlighted by Notre Dame (4-7) at Southern California (8-3) in a renewal of one of football’s great rivalries. USC has won 10 straight in the series, is a big favorite today but is catching the beleaguered Fighting Irish battling to regain some respect and you can expect them to be all-in in this one.
I am releasing this nationally-televised (ABC) game as a 15-unit play and you can win it, plus two additional 10 unit games, for just $15, charged to your major credit card or to Pay Pal.
19-4-1 In November College Football - 83% Winners…Won 10 Straight Bets
11/22…10 Units…E. Michigan (+1) 26, C. Michigan 21 (Won)
11/22…10 Units…Ball State (+7) 20, Miami-OH 21 Won)
11/19…15 Units…USC (-13) 36, UCLA 14 (Won)
11/19…10 Units…Nebraska (-13) 28, Maryland 7 (Won)
11/19…10 Units…Navy (-7.5) 66, East Carolina 31 (Won)
11/18…10 Units…Memphis (-7) 34, Cincinnati 7 (Won)
11/18…10 Units…UNLV (+30.5) 25, Boise State 42 (Won)
11/16…10 Units…Ball State (+20) 19, Toledo 37 (Won)
11/16…N. Illinois (-1) 31, E. Michigan 24 (Won)
11/16…5 Units…Parlay Of N. Illinois & E. Michigan (Won)
11/15…15 Units…Ohio (+1.5) 20, C. Michigan 27 (Lost)
11/12…Washington (-8.5) 13, USC 26 (Lost)
11/12…10 Units…Notre Dame (-14) 44, Army 6 (Won)
11/12…10 Units…Idaho ()-9) 47, Texas State 14 (Won)
11/9…10 Units…Toledo (-7) 31, N. Illinois 24 (Push)
11/8…15 Units…Kent (+21) 21, W. Michigan 37 (Won)
11/8…10 Units…E. Michigan (+2) 48, Ball State 41 (Won)
11/5…Alabama (-7) 10, LSU 0 (Won)
11/5…10 Units…Tulsa (-10) 45, E. Carolina 24 (Won)
11/5…10 Units…Wyoming (-4) 52, Utah State 24 (Won)
11/4…15 Units…Temple (-10) 21, Connecticut 0 (Won)
11/4…5 Units…Miami-OH (+3.5) 37, C. Michigan 17 (Won)
11/3…15 Units…Colorado (-13) 20, UCLA 10 (Lost)
11/3…5 Units…Buffalo (+19.5) 10, Ohio 34 (Lost)
11/2…15 Units…Toledo (-10) 48, Akron 17 (Won)
My Chairman’s Football Club Stands 7-2 With Its 25-Unit Plays In November, Won With Underdog Kansas State Last Week And Will Get It Done Again
I have been tearing up the world with my 25-unit plays in November, standing 7-2 for the month (78% winners) and am going for the cash with another underdog today. Last Saturday it was Kansas State (+3) in its dominating upset 42-21 win over the Baylor Bears and I am coming right back today with another college underdog winner my figures say will win straight up.
I don’t know where the bookmakers came up with the number on this game but the wrong side definitely is favored and that once again opens the door to another winner. Get all the cash with this 25-unit upset winner for just $25, charged to your major credit card.
Chairman’s Club 7-2 In November
11/21…25 Units…Raiders (-6.5) 27, Texas 20 (Won)
11/19…25 Units…Kansas State (+3) 42, Baylor 21 (Won)
11/13…25 Units…Chargers (-4) 24, Dolphins 31 (Lost)
11/12…25 Units…Tulsa (+3, 40, Navy 42 (Won)
11/10…25 Units…Ravens (-7.5) 28, Browns 7 (Won)
11/6…25 Units…Raiders (-1) 30, Broncos 20 Won)
11/5…25 Units…Nebraska (+17.5) 3, Ohio State 62 (Lost)
11/3…25 Units…Falcons (-4) 43, Bucs 28 (Won)
11/1…25 Units…W. Michigan (-17.5) 52, Ball State 20 (Won)
NFL HANDICAPPING HINTS
Jacksonville Jaguars (2-8) at Buffalo Bills (5-5)—Injuries could play a major role in this game, so it is imperative to find who will be on the playing field for both teams. The Bills may be without RB LeSean McCoy and for certain will not have the services of receivers Robert Woods and Sammie Watkins. As for the Jaguars, there is a possibility QB Blake Bortles may be limited because of should injury. Jacksonville will also be without tight end Mercedes Lewis who suffered a calf injury against Detroit. Jacksonville has lost five straight.
Cincinnati Bengals (3-6-1) at Baltimore Ravens (5-5)—The Bengals come into this game of narrow losses against the Giants and Bills by a combined total of five points and despite their record still have a chance to win the AFC North. Cincinnati is just 1 ½ games behind Baltimore and Pittsburgh for first place in the division. Cincinnati is 5-0 in its last five meetings with the Ravens. Be sure and check this one out for injuries on both sides.
Seattle Seahawks (7-2-1) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-5)—While one can question the importance of trends but it must be noted Seattle is 18-3 in November and December since the 1914 season. They have also this season shot a big hole in the belief NFL teams traveling from the West Coast to the East Coast are at a distinct disadvantage. This is the third time this season Seattle has made the long trip and stands 2-0 in the first two games, winning at the New York Giants and at New England.
New England (8-2) at New York Jets (3-7)—The disastrous New York Jets season continues against the New England Patriots—the 8/5 favorites to win the Super Bowl—and it is interesting the visiting Pats are a mere 7 point favorite in a game the past performances of each team suggest New England should dominate. Patriots QB Tom Brady missed practice this week with knee injury but is still expected to start. Calling the signals for New York will again be Ryan Fitzpatrick who is tied for the league lead in interceptions with 13.
NFL BETS BETS FOR SUNDAY
CHICAGO BEARS (2-8) +5 by 3 over Tennessee Titans (5-6)—The Bears are obviously a bad football team but I just have a gut feeling they are going to pull the rabbit out of the hat today and get the job done. Call it my contrarian play of the week.
BALTIMORE RAVENS (5-5) -4 by 7 over Cincinnati Bengals (3-6-1)—Cincinnati is every bit as talented as is Baltimore but the absence of several key players puts the Bengals in a tough spot against a Baltimore team that always comes to play and is playing its best football right now.
Kansas City Chiefs (7-3) +3.5 by 7 over DENVER BRONCOS (7-3)—Kansas City faces Denver coming off a 19-17 home loss to Tampa Bay, has had great practices this week and and appears ready to play its best game of the season at just the right time. The Chiefs offense matches up extremely well with Denver’s outstanding defense and I do expect KC to grind out the straight up win.