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Professional Handicapper Kelso Sturgeon
Kelso Sturgeon has been a professional handicapper for 40 years and has a deep understanding of all facets of the game, be it football, basketball, baseball or horse racing. He’s worked as a football scout in the SEC and studied under Hall of Fame coaches like Alabama’s Bear Bryant, winner of five national titles and Hank Stram of the Kansas City Chiefs, who won the 1970 Super Bowl. He’s been a Regional Sports Editor for the Associated Press, worked as a successful jockey agent and authored several books teaching people how to be a handicapper, including the bestseller, THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO SPORTS BETTING. Kelso also understands that to be a successful handicapper means knowing the business of gambling, and to that end he is personal friends with most of the big linesmakers in Las Vegas and gets the daily scoop on what is happening on the other side of the counter. There is no one better qualifed to be your personal handicapper than Kelso Sturgeon.
Monday Night Recap and College Surprise Teams
Kelso wins Monday Night With Lions (+3) over Giants 24-10!!
Gotta say that there were a ton of "experts" out there this past summer that were fearlessly predicting a fifth Vince Lombardi Trophy for the New York Giants this year. Wonder if any of 'em now wish to show their faces in public!
The Giants - now one of two teams in the metropolitan New York City area to be 0-and-2 SU (straight-up) so far here in the 2017 season and one of nine NFL teams in all to be winless after the first two weeks of play - were downright rotten in Monday Night's 24-10 loss to the 3-point road favored Detroit Lions.
A Lot on the Line Saturday When #16 TCU visits #6 Oklahoma State
Before the season began, few had circled this coming Saturday's TCU/Oklahoma State showdown as must-see TV. Maybe Oklahoma State would have a chance to play spoiler in the Big 12. Maybe TCU would end its recent downward slide to mediocrity. We'll watch something else and check on the score when the game's over!
Not now...with Oklahoma State a very real threat to crash the Final Four party at the end of the season...and with TCU catapulting from a blowout at Arkansas into Big 12 contendership...this is suddenly the best game of Week Four. Other than this one, only #17 Mississippi State at #11 Georgia matches two ranked teams. And, there's a decent chance both are a bit overrated at those poll spots.
Of course, TCU and Okie State could be overrated as well. But, Oklahoma State is playing like the real deal to this point in the season...running away and hiding from opponents despite playing two of three games on the road. They have a Heisman Trophy candidate in Mason Rudolph. And, they entered the 2017 campaign as a legitimate darkhorse because of so much returning talent. Many market sharps hit them hard at summer futures prices and Regular Season Win totals. They also hit early lines hard...cashing in three straight covers.
TCU is the question mark. Their stats weren't as good as the final score in the one-sided win at Arkansas. And, the defense sure had some breakdowns in a high scoring shootout vs. SMU last week. This is the litmus test for the Horned Frogs. They can either make a statement...or drop back into the pack of teams who probably won't matter down the road.
Lions confident running game getting on track
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions are off to their first 2-0 start since 2011 and one of just four undefeated teams left in the NFC, but even they don't expect Monday night's decisive win over the New York Giants to dramatically alter their perception nationally.
No. 2 Clemson riding high as it hosts Boston College
CLEMSON -- Kelly Bryant continues to prove that Clemson coach Dabo Swinney made the right decision when he tabbed the junior to be the Tigers' starting quarterback this season.