Football Forecast - Dec 16-17
Volume 19, Edition 15… December 16-17, 2017
50-Unit Blowout Launches College Bowl Season And I Intend To Win Three Of Them Saturday
Win Two Of Most Important NFL Showdowns Of Season Saturday To Kick Off True Do-Or-Die Weekend
100-Unit NFL Blowout Game Of Month Wins Sunday I Won NFL Game Of Month Last Week With Packers In A Comeback Nail-Biter But This One Be Close
Basketball Best Bets On Perfect 10-0 Run...3 More Winners Saturday Second Straight 50-Unit College Blowout Winner Saturday
By Kelso Sturgeon
The 39-game college bowl season begins Saturday and while many of the contests qualify as trash matchups there is a winner in each one of them - so no complaint from me. A winner is a winner whether it be Georgia or Georgia State or Alabama or Akron. Meantime this is a true showdown weekend in the National Football League with playoff spots on the line with just two weeks to go.
On Saturday it is another 50-unit college basketball winner just as strong as was last week's 50-unit win with the San Diego Toreros (-15.5) who crushed Northern Arizona, 79-51, and on Sunday I will be releasing my 50-Unit Upset Game of the Month. In the NBA my highrollers are crushing bookmakers and we will have another 50-unit winner.
But, first the college bowls.
The story lines for the first five bowl games of this season present many scenarios and frankly a case can be made for any of the 10 teams involved winning and/or covering the number. There is no quibble on my part on the betting lines; they are accurate and tight to the extreme. That does not mean one cannot get the cash today because the edges are there in three of the games to produce the winners.
The highlight of today will be a 50-unit play on a game where the situation heavily favors one team, although that fact is not obvious. You can win this 50-unit play, plus two additional unit-rated bets, for just $50, charged to your major credit card or to Pay Pal. Better yet get on board for my special December-January program that gives you the following for just $149 and believe me that is a bargain price. Included in the package...
- Bets in at least 30 of the bowl games, including my College Bowl Game of the Year and my College Bowl Upset Game of the Year - both 100-unit plays with each valued at $100 if purchased Individually.
- Best bets for the rest of the NFL regular season.
- The entire NFL playoffs, including the Super Bowl.
The winning begins in a big way Saturday and continues through the Super Bowl on February 4.
Saturday’s Bowl Schedule
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Played At Mercedes Superdome
Troy Trojans (10-2) vs. North Texas Mean Green (9-4) 1:00 (ET)…ESPN
North Texas may be without 1,000-yard star Running back Jeffrey Wilson who missed last Two games with broken foot. Troy leads the nation In red-zone defense
Autonation Cure Bowl Played At Camping World Stadium In Orlando
Georgia State Panthers (6-5) vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (6-6) 2:30 (ET)…CBSSN
Both teams stumbled badly In the last month of the regular season. Western lost its last four games, three by 14 or more points. The Panthers closed out with two losses.
Las Vegas Bowl Played At Sam Boyd stadium
Boise State Broncos (10-3) vs. Oregon Ducks (7-5) 3:30 (ET)…ABC
This is a game that matches two explosive high-octane Offenses with Oregon average 454.3 yards and 36.7 points Per game while Boise checks in at 400.3 yards and 32.1 points.
Gildan New Mexico Bowl Played At Dreamstyle Stadium in Albuquerque
Marshall Thundering Herd (7-5) vs. Colorado State Rams (7-5) 4:30 (ET)…ESPN
This should be a classic matchup between Colorado State’s Offense (501.0 yards and 33.8 points per game) and Marshall’s Defense (337 yards, 19.2 points per game)
Raycom Media Camellia Bowl Played At Cramton Bowl, Montgomery AL
Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (6-6) vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves (7-4) 8:00 -ESPN
Middle Tennessee has become a new team since QB Brent Stockstill Returned from the injury list and the team is 3-1 since he rejoined The Blue Raiders, with the only loss coming in overtime. The last time these teams met they were both members of the Sun Belt Conference and Arkansas State won 45-0.
Keys To Beating The College Bowls
It does not take a genius to understand when #1 Clemson (12-1) meets #4 Alabama (11-1) in the Sugar Bowl or when #2 Oklahoma (12-1) meets #3 Georgia (12-1) in the Rose Bowl that all four of these teams will take the field primed to get to the money and advance to the January 8 national championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. For the Final Four in the playoffs it's all on the line.
Other traditional powers such as Ohio State, Notre Dame, Penn State and Washington always bring their "A" games to the post season and should do that again this year. However that cannot be said for all the major powers who may/may not come to give it everything they have to win. There are many reasons for this but maybe in the cases of #6 Wisconsin and #7 Auburn it's possible both will be a bit mentally down because they came up one win short of playing for the national championship.
The biggest favor one can do one's self in handicapping the bowl games is to figure out if a team is taking the contest seriously or just as a reward for a season well done. Play or Party - that is the question
That said bettors can expect the winner's to keep winning and the losers to keep losing. That forever has been the personality of the beast. In short, beyond a few games, one can take nothing for granted. In addition to this, undefeated Central Florida (12-0) is certain to fire its best shot against Auburn to prove it is everything its record says it is. A team with a chip on its shoulder is always a dangerous opponent and Auburn is a 9.5-point favorite in this one.
Win Two Of Most Important NFL Showdowns Of Week Saturday
It's A Day-Night Doubleheader - The Chargers (7-6) At The Chiefs (7-6) And The Bears (4-9) At The Lions (7-6) - And Playoff Hopes Are On The Line In Both
The Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers are at 7-6 tied for the lead in the American Football Conference West and with just two games to go the winner of this one will take a giant step towards the playoffs. Detroit is alive for a wild-card spot in the playoffs but absolutely must win to maintain that status. In analyzing these games it all begins with their first meetings of the season. Kansas City was at the top of its form when it met the Chargers in Los Angeles and beat them, 24-10, in the third game of the season. Detroit whipped the Bears in Chicago, 27-24, a month ago.
That was then and this is now. After opening the season 5-0, Kansas City went into a rather stunning slump and lost six of seven before waking up and beating the Oakland Raiders, 26-15, last week. The Chargers opened the season 0-4 and then it altogether and arrived in Kansas City on a 7-2 run, including a 4-game winning streak. Detroit is 5-1 in its last six games, is 8-1 in its last nine games with Chicago and has beaten the Bears four straight times at Ford Field. There is a major rebuilding program underway in Chicago and adding to the challenge of handicapping today's game is the fact the Bears won, 33-7, at Cincinnati as 6.5-point underdogs. Many questions but also many answers. I have analyzed both of today's games over and over again and finally uncovered a few factors that should give us both winners. I will be releasing one game at the 25-unit level, the other at 15 units, and you can win both of them with me for just $29, charged to your major credit card or to Pay Pal.
100-Unit NFL Blowout Game Of Month Wins Sunday
I Won My 100-Unit NFL Game Of The Month Last Sunday As Green Bay (-2.5) Slipped By Cleveland 27-21 In Overtime...Today's 100-Unit Game Will Not Be Close
I have said repeatedly, and with extra emphasis last week, the biggest single factor in handicapping the NFL this late in the season is the circumstances under which a game is being played. We know for a fact the worst team in the NFL can beat the best team on any given Sunday. I will admit I did not think the Green Bay-Cleveland game would be that close, let alone go to overtime. Again a perfect example of the winners keep winning and the losers keep losing. I did know for sure the Packers were coming to play and to keep alive their playoff hopes. Even without starting QB Aaron Rodgers (shoulder injury), I was confident they would find out a way to win and they did. Several of the 12 games on the Sunday schedule involve the teams playing in situations that strongly favor them in a big way and in one of those contests a team grades out with a 90% chance to win in a blowout.. This team is not only in the right place at the right time, it also benefits from the softest betting line on the board. We've got it al going for us today and you can win my 100-unit NFL Blowout Game of the Month for just $50, charged to your major credit card or to Pay Pal.
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The Clinching NFL Playoff Scenarios This Weekend
The Eagles and Steelers became the first teams of the 2017 season to clinch a spot on the postseason last weekend, but plenty of more teams can book their tickets in Week 15.
Below are the officially NFL playoff scenarios for Week 15.
National Football Conference
Clinched: Philadelphia Eagles -- NFC East
Philadelphia clinches homefield advantage throughout NFC playoffs:
1) PHI win + MIN loss
Philadelphia clinches a first-round bye:
1) PHI win
2) PHI tie + LAR loss or tie + NO loss or tie + CAR loss or tie
Minnesota clinches NFC North Division:
1) MIN win or tie
2) DET loss or tie + GB loss or tie
Minnesota clinches a playoff berth:
1) SEA loss + ATL loss + NO loss
2) SEA loss + ATL loss + CAR loss
3) SEA loss + ATL loss + DET loss or tie
4) SEA loss + ATL tie + NO loss + DET loss or tie
5) SEA loss + ATL tie + NO loss + CAR loss
Los Angeles Rams
LA Rams clinch a playoff berth:
LAR win + DET loss or tie + GB loss or tie + NO loss + ATL loss
American Football Conference
Clinched: Pittsburgh - AFC North Division
Pittsburgh clinches homefield advantage throughout AFC playoffs:
1. PIT win + JAX loss or tie
Pittsburgh clinches first-round bye:
1. PIT win
2. PIT tie + JAX loss
New England Patriots
New England clinches AFC East Division:
1. NE win or tie
2. BUF loss or tie
New England clinches a playoff berth:
- BAL loss or tie
Jacksonville clinches a playoff berth:
1. JAX win
2. JAX tie +BUF loss or tie
3. JAX tie + BAL loss or tie
4. BUF loss + BAL loss
5. BAL loss + KC-LAC game does not end in a tie
25-Unit NFL Underdog Cashes For Big Money Sunday
NFL Underdogs Have Been In Vogue All Season And I Have Won Straight Up With My Share And Intend To Crush The Number With Another One
I don't believe anything I read or hear from the media and their assessment of NFL teams and games, especially if they began the season knocking them. Then, regardless of how well they are playing at this point the knocks are still there. This situation exists every single week of the NFL season and opens the door to winners that, while underdogs, really should be the favorites. We have a single game on today's schedule that says the underdog has at least a 70% chance to win straight up and I intend to cash a big ticket with this stunner. Win this outstanding play - one where we have all the edges - for just $25, charged to your major credit card or to Pay Pal.
Kelso's College Basketball Top 10
- Michigan State Spartans (9-1) - Convinced this is best Michigan State team in many years and that is saying something. Only loss of season came in 2nd game to Duke on a neural floor, 88-81. Winning by 18.9 points per game and has knocked off 18th-ranked Notre Dame, 81-63, at home and 7th-ranked North Carolina, 63-45 on neutral floor. Vs. Oakland (6-4) Saturday.
- Wichita State Shockers (8-1) - Already looks like Final Four team. Only loss came on neutral floor in championship game of Maui Invitational to 18th-ranked Notre Dame, 67-66, after blowing 17-point lead. Has won its last two road games on floors where the bias is in the stratosphere, beating 21st-ranked Baylor, 69-62, in Waco and in its last game knocked off Oklahoma State, 78-66, in Stillwater. Wichita State currently is the best road team among all 351 NCAA Division I schools, standing 47-6 in its last 5 away games. Vs. Oklahoma (7-1) Saturday off campus at Intrust Center in downtown Wichita where it plays one marquee non-conference game each season
- Villanova Wildcats (11-0) - One can make a case undefeated Villanova is the best team in the country but it has played a much weaker schedule than Michigan State and Wichita State, with its only signature coming on a neutral floor over twice-beaten 12th-ranked Gonzaga, 88-72. The Wildcats are at Hofstra (7-3).
- Texas A&M Aggies (9-1) - When one thinks of Southeastern Conference basketball the focus usually is on 8th-ranked Kentucky or 22nd-ranked Florida. Texas A&M seems to always get lost in the mix but that mindset may soon be long-gone when basketball aficionados realize the Aggies have emerged as a major power under coach Billy Kennedy and currently are the best team in the SEC and they still have a tremendous upside. The have won at home against 11th-ranked West Virginia and on the road at 10th-ranked USC, 75-59, and suffered their only loss at 23rd-ranked Arizona, 67-64. Saturday the Aggies host Northern Kentucky (7-3).
- Florida State Seminoles (9-0) - Florida State, which returned just one starter from last season's 26-9 team that lost in the second round of the NCAA Tournament but has still come blazing back this season. Longtime coach Leonard Hamilton says the team may be even better this season, despite losing three undergraduates to the NBA. He notes this year's team is loaded with blue-chip talent, experience and depth. The Seminoles reintroduced themselves to the basketball world two weeks ago while winning at nationally-ranked Florida, 83-66, as a 9-point 'dog. The Seminole host Oklahoma State (7-2) Saturday.
Rounding out the Top 10...6-Virginia (8-1), 7-Duke (11-1), 8-Xavier (9-1), 9-Miami (8-0) and 10-Oklahoma (7-1)
My Best Bets Club Is On A 10-0 Roll...Wins 3 More Saturday
My Best Bets Basketball Club Has Won 10 Straight College Basketball Bets And Goes For 3 More Today, Repeating Last Saturday's 3-0 Mark
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Perfect 10-0 Run In College Baskets
12/15...No Playable Games
12/14...15 Units...South Dakota (-12.5) 80, Northern Arizona 77 (Won)
12/13...15 Units...Western Kentucky (+5.5) 80, Wisconsin 81 (Won)
12/13...10 Units...Portland State ((+14) 84, Oregon 95 (Won)
12/12...15 Units...Boston College (-11.5) 81, Columbia 66 (Won)
12/12...10 Units...South Dakota State (-11) 99, North Dakota 63 (Won)
12/11...No Playable Games
12/10...15 Units...Arizona State (+11) 95, Kansas 85 (Won)
12/10...10 Units...Northern Kentucky (-14.5) 91, Eastern Kentucky 63 Won)
12/9...15 Units...Penn State (-13) 74, George Washington 54 Won)
12/9...10 Units...Wyoming (-7.5) 86, Pacific 72) (Won)
12/9...10 Units...Notre Dame (-14.5) 92, Delaware 68 Won)
50-Unit 25-Point College Blowout Wins Again Saturday
I Said Last Saturday I Would Win 50-Unit College Game By 25 Points And Won It By 28 As San Diego Crushed Northern Arizona...The Games The Same Today
I do not know what bookmakers were thinking when they made the betting line on one of the 56 games on today's college basketball schedule but I do know know, based on statistics and my figures, it is off by 5-6 points. Now throw into the mix the situation under which the game is being played and we have all the ingredients for a 25-point blowout win. The team I am releasing is one of the most successful, but still underrated teams in college basketball, is today at the very top of its form and has everything it takes to dominate a much less talented by overrated team. You can get this blowout winner for just $45, charged to your major credit card of to Pay Pal, and bet with confidence it will bury it's opponent.
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