Football Forecast - November 16-18
Volume 19, Edition 11… November 16-18, 2017
Perfect 6-0 Wednesday Night - 2 Wins In College Football, 4 Wins In Basketball, Including 50-Unit NBA Game Of Week Sets Stage For Dynamite Weekend
This Football Season Is Far From Over And #1 Alabama And #2 Clemson Are In Danger Of Not Playing In The National Championship Game
By Kelso Sturgeon
If you are one of those who believe the four teams that will finally compete in the playoffs that lead to the national championship game - right now that would be #1 Alabama (10-0), #2 Clemson (9-1), #3 Miami (9-0) and #4 Oklahoma (9-1) - are already set in stone, for get about it. Many of the top 10 teams in the playoff rankings face major obstacles.
For instance, Alabama will most certainly bury I-AA Mercer (5-5) Saturday and have the honor of heading to Opelika to take on #6 Auburn (8-2) in one of the most hostile environments in college football. The fact this is a big-time rivalry game and the fact Auburn is playing better football than any team in the country with the possible exception of Miami just adds to the intrigue. But it does not stop there. The winner of this game then has to face #7 Georgia in the Southeastern Conference championship game. Nothing for certain in this spot.
Things are just as complicated for #2 Clemson. The Tigers will bury I-AA The Citadel (5-5) Saturday and the following week travel to upstart South Carolina (7-3) in another heated rivalry game. Again, it does not end there. Win lose or draw Clemson, which has met Alabama in the last two national championship game, has to face Miami in the Atlantic Coast Conference title game.
Nothing for certain in this spot. The bottom line is simple - any team ranked in the top 10 by the playoff committee remains very much alive for make the Final Four.
Key College Injury/Personnel Report
Syracuse - QB Eric Dungey (Foot) is "?" Saturday vs. Louisville.
Maryland - QB Max Bortenschlager (Shoulder) is "?" Saturday vs. Michigan State.
Wyoming - QB Josh Allen (Shoulder) injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Fresno State.
TCU - QB Kenny Hill (Undisclosed) is "?" Saturday vs. Texas Tech.
Oregon - QB Justin Herbert (Collarbone) is "?" Saturday vs. Arizona U.
Iowa State - QB Kyle Kempt (Undisclosed) injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Baylor.
Utah - WR Darren Carrington II (Leg) is "?" Saturday vs. Washington U.
Kansas State - QB Jesse Ertz (Knee) is doubtful Saturday vs. Oklahoma State.
Colorado State - RB Dalyn Dawkins (Concussion) is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. San Jose State.
Nebraska - QB Tanner Lee (Head) left last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Penn State.
Navy - QB Malcolm Perry (Ankle) is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Notre Dame. QB Zach Abey (Shoulder) is "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame.
Idaho - QB Matt Linehan (Wrist) injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Coastal Carolina. Coastal Carolina - QB Tyler Keane (Thumb) is OUT Saturday vs. Idaho.
Boston College - QB Anthony Brown (Knee) is out for season. Connecticut - QB David Pindell(None) has been named the starter Saturday vs. Boston College.
Marshall - WR Tyre Brady (Undisclosed) left last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Tex San Antonio.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL BEST BETS FOR SATURDAY
(These Selections Were Made A Few Days In Advance I Reserve The Right To Change Them if Any Later Situation Occurs - Home Team In CAPS)
WISCONSIN BADGERS (10-0) -7 by 13-14 over Michigan Wolverines (8-2) - Wisconsin has to be one of the most incentive-driven teams in college football today as it tries to remain unbeaten and alive to make it to the Final Four that sets the stage for the national championship game. The Badgers are outscoring their opponents an average of 36.3-13.4 per game this season and have the talent to again dominate on both sides of the ball.
OLD DOMINION MONARCHS (4-6) -8 by 17 over Rice Owls (1-9) - Old Dominion, a relative newcomer t NCAA I-A football comes into this game off and 37-30 upset win at Florida International, is playing its best right now and should dominate a Rice team that has fallen off the edge of the world. The only win on the Owls ledger is a 31-14 win over winless Texas-El Paso in the second game of the season. In their last three games the Owls have given up an average of 46.3 points.
LOUISVILLE CARDINALS (6-4) -13 by 6-7 over Syracuse Orange (4-6) - Yes I am on the 'dog in this one. It certainly catches one's attention that Syracuse handed #2-ranked Clemson its only loss of the season, beating the Tigers 27-24 in the dome as a 24-point underdog. Since then Syracuse has lost at Miami 27-19, at Florida State, 27-24, and at home to Wake Forest, 64-43. Syracuse is a much better team that its record indicates and should take Louisville right to the money in this one.
Winning Big In College And NBA Basketball
I am off to a dynamite start in handicapping NBA and college basketball and invite you to join me in the winning. For instance I am 7-1 with my 50-Unit NBA Games of the Week and have won my first 50-Unit College Game of the Week. Wednesday I delivered a perfect 4-0 night that and the games represented the kinds of contest you will receive each day.
4-0 Wednesday Night
50 Units...Timberwolves (-5) 98, Spurs 86
15 Units...BYU (+4) 65, Princeton 56
10 Units...Seton Hall (-11) 84, Indiana 68
10 Units...Maryland (-5) 79, Butler 65
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THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBAL...BASKETBALL BETTING MENU
NFL-College Football Parlay Breaks Bank Tonight
Went 2-0 in the MAC Wednesday With W. Michigan for 25 Units and E. Michigan for 15 units
It's A 25-Unit NFL Play On Titans At Steelers And 25-Unit Bet On One Of Two College Games And Then A 10-Unit Parlay On Both Winners
Thursday night's football schedule gives bettors the perfect opportunity to make a major score with a 60-unit parlay on the Tennessee Titans (6-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers (7-2) NFL game and one of the two nationally-televised college games that find an explosive Tulsa (2-8) team at South Florida (8-1) and the Buffalo Bulls (4-6) at the Ball State Cardinals(2-8). The figures say the the betting lines on all three games are extremely accurate, making each one a major challenge to get the win or the cover. That said, there are strong hidden edges for teams in all these games and I am quite confident I will take down the big money and send you into the weekend with a big-time bankroll. Again, it will be 25 units on both winners and then a 10-unit parlay to close out the bet and you can take down all the money with this 60-unit parlay for just $25
Xavier At Wisconsin Tops 3-0 Thursday
15th-Ranked Xavier And Dramatically Underrated Badgers Get A Chance To Prove Themselves On National TV And Highlight Another 3-0 Best Bets Basketball Club Package
We know just one thing about the Xavier Musketeers and the Wisconsin Badgers and that is...we really don't know how good they are. Tonight we are going to find out after these two traditional college basketball giants meet in Madison after opening their seasons against cream-puff opponents. Wisconsin is 2-0 off a season-opening 85-50 win over South Carolina State, followed up with an 89-61 victory over a decent Yale team. Xavier crushed its first two opponents, beating Morehead State 101-49 and Rider 101-75, covering big numbers in both. A lot of digging produced solid insight into both these teams and I will be releasing this nationally-televised game (Fox Sports 1) as my top play of the night at 15 units. Win the big one, plus two additional 10-unit plays, for just $15, charged to your major credit card or to Pay Pal. Better yet, get on board for the entire Best Bets Basketball NBA and college basketball seasons for just $195 and save a fortune.
FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL...BASKETBALL BETTING MENU
50-Unit College Blowout Game Of Week Wins Friday Night
I Won My 50-Unit College Basketball Game Of The Week Monday With Wichita State 81-63 Over College Of Charleston And Am Confident I Will Get The Big Money Again
As noted I won my first 50-unit play of the college basketball season this past Monday with Wichita State (-17) that knocked off College of Charleston 81-63 in a game that was never as close as the final score. Wichita State was up 47-22 at the half, opened up a 33-point margin in the second half and at that point coach Gregg Marshall decided to begin experimenting with various player combinations to get ready for much tougher competition in the Maui Invitational in Hawaii. The possibility of a backdoor cover won't haunt us tonight - I promise. The team I am releasing as the winner of my 50-unit College Blowout Game of the Week is so much better than its opponent - a face not reflected in the betting line - I am expecting total domination. Win this one with me for just $45, charged to your major credit card or to Pay Pal. Better yet sign up for my Personal Best Basketball Club for the entire NBA and college seasons for just 7999 and save a fortune while getting an average of four 50-unit plays each week. You also can sign up for a month for $249 per month.
Power Play Underdog Tops 4-0 Basketball Friday
The Wildest Weekend Of The Young Basketball Season Is Here And It Presents The Perfect Opportunity To Sweep The Board With Four Knockout Winners
Think about what we have tonight as we kickoff the wildest and most overwhelming weekend of the season thus far - 11 NBA games, 45 college games and seven tournaments where most teams will be playing and tested on neural courts for the first time. Despite the challenge and complications of it all, I have found four teams - three in the colleges and one in the NBA - that have the talent and experience to overcome it all and win. My top play of the day will be a 15-unit bet on an underdog that should win easily outright. In addition, there will be a 10-unit bet on an NBA contest and two 10-unit college plays. You can get all four Best Bets Basketball Club winners for just $15
SATURDAY FOOTBALL BETTING MENU
Four Solid Gold CFB Bounce-Back Winners Score Saturday
My Best Bets Football Club Went A Perfect 3-0 With Bounce-Back Winners Last Saturday And Am Going With Four More Standout Bets Today
The value and success of the bounce-back factor in handicapping proved itself again last Saturday as it deliver three Best Bets Football Club winners - South Carolina (-4.5) over Florida, 28-20, Tulane (-6) over East Carolina, 31-24, and Arizona (-20) 49-28 over Oregon State. There are at least 13 bounce-back winners on today's schedule and four of those candidates look like dominating winners. Yes, the bounce-back element is alive and well in college football and has produced many winners this season. To earn the tag of a "bounce-back" candidate two requirements must be met - (1) a team must have lost its last game as a favorite and (2) must have the ability to come right back and get the job done in dominating fashion. We have four such qualifying teams today and I am releasing all of them to my Best Bets Football Club members as solid 15-unit plays. You can go 4-0 with me today for just $15, charged to your major credit card or to Pay Pal.
150-Unit 2-Team College Football Parlay Scores Saturday
I Believe When You Find Giant Hidden Edges In Any College Football Game You Have To Take A Stand And I Am Doing Just That With My First 150-Unit Parlay
This is a rare day in college football betting in that two games grade out with a 90% chance to win and cover. This situation occurs maybe once or twice each season and when it does one must go for the big money. Take the rubber band off the bankroll and fire the big guns - and I am doing just that with two teams should win by totally dominating there games. These teams are talented, incentive driven and ready to fire their best shots. In addition to having the important edge it takes to win, both are being offered to to the public at betting lines so out of whack I can only guess the bookmakers have paid them no mind during the season and simply do not know just how talented they are. Obviously this does present that rare opportunity to take a break-the-bank stand. I am releasing these games at 50 units each and am so confident of their success I also am tying them up in a 50-unit parlay. As I said, when you have the opportunity to go for broke, you go for broke. I could charge anything I wanted for this 150-unit parlay but you can still get it at the modest highroller price of just $50, This is your chance to make the big score. Do not miss it.
25-Unit Saturday Night Special Crushes Number
Everything Has Fallen Into Place For This College Football Team - A Modest Favorite - To Win By No Less That 5 Touchdowns
When I saw the betting line on this game, I could not believe it. The favorite in this game was being offered at a stunning price that did not reflect just how good it is, nor did it reflect just how inept was its opponent. My figures projected a five touchdown winner - points far exceeding the betting line - and I know I am right. Take down all the money with this blowout Saturday night winner which should take charge from start and never let up until it's all over. Win this 25-unit Chairman's Football Club play for just $25. Just put the icing on the cake at the end of a long day.