Editor's Note--Well a push in the UNDER in baseball, 3 for 3 winners in the college, my J-E-T-S keeping it close despite the ahem, "refereeing", and we thought it was going to be a clean sweep perfection weekend. But alas, the two totals got us in the NFL. And for those who watched the Baltimore/Chicago game, you know that final score was NOTHING like how that game was going until about 5 minutes to go. Oh well. But now a new week. And Big D has a baseball play, 3 college picks from the SAME conference, and 3 NFL specials!! You're ready to make more money, yes?! Yes. Here we go go....--R.B.
Well Richie, we were real close in the baseball, but pushed, smashed up the college at 3-0 perfection, and had some bad pick 6/punt return luck in the NFL. A winning week, but not a PERFECT one. Let's see if we can't change things.
It's NEEEEEEEEEEED time in the baseball! Who neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeds? The Astros that's who! They got big bad Verlander on the hill. He's been pitching great. But so was Dallas Keuchel. ESPECIALLY in his career vs the YANKS. How did TANAKA-san do the other night? Better than Keuchel. LOUIE SEVERINO is no joke either. And how about these numbers? 2-2-1-4-0. That aint some morse code, pal. That's the number of runs Houston has scored in each game of this series. The YANKEE pitching is en fuego baby. Verlander 6-7 in his career versus NEW YORK. They ain't scared of him. Take.
We say it a fair amount around here, but we really like the Mid-American Conference, aka the MAC, around these parts. We caught another winner again last week with the ZIPSSSS of AKRON getting 14 points and winning OUTRIGHT! Guess what? They're getting 15 this week at Toledo. Hey Toledo is good. But NOT good like da ZIPS versus the math, handsomes. AKRON may win THIS game outright too!! Oh takey takey!
Also in the MAC a team that doesn't win outright a lot this year, but keeps em close? EASTERN MICHIGAN, friend. They get 3.5 at home to a Western Michigan team that is devastated (they're the ones that lost to AKRON last week in a "shocker", but you weren't shocked....). The EAGLES will be soaring again versus the spread. Take the home doggie. Take em.
Finally, ALSO in the MAC, the #1 team in the country plays again. No, we told you before, NOT Alabama. The BULLS of BUFFALO!! 7-0 versus the number baby!! A frequent Big D play. And we will play em again! They get 2.5 from Miami-Ohio. Big Ben aint the QB of this Miami-Ohio team. And they are a paltry 1-6 vs the spread. Wrong team favored here, pal. BULLS run wild! Takey!
We'll all be down in South Florida for the big J-E-T-S vs Miami battle in Hard Rock Stadium! Yep, the gliterrati, A-listers, hoi polloi, etc. And seeing as Richie's Jets can't score a touchdown even when they score a touchdown, sometimes, (hiya referees), we look for a slugfest. The bookmaker wants to put the total at a nice low 38.5? Miami on a crazy UNDER streak too. We will bask in the sun and look for a nice "boring" defensive battle. Underrrrrrrrr in Miami, Sammy.
How bout them Cowboys?!?! How bout em....a ho hum 2-3 vs the spread. Taking on a "keep it close" 49ER team in California. Sure SAN FRANCISCO is 0-6 but 4-2 versus the spread. They get the magical 6 points at home too? Too many pal. Take.
Finally, in the swamps of Jersey, the G-MEN host the Seahags. This line opened at Seattle-6.5 and is down to 5. The GIANTS are a "measly" 1-5 straight up but they're still competitive. Look for ELI to give it a "what the heck" attempt at gunslinging passes again. Home dog again, friends. Home dog again. Take.
So the "fall cornucopia" happy recap of picks: Friday Baseball: NY+125 @ houston, Saturday MAC Football: AKRON+15 @ toledo, EASTERN MICHIGAN+3.5 vs western mich, and BUFFALO+2.5 @ miami-ohio. We also wouldn't argue if you did a 3 team or even a 2 team MAC parlay too! Sunday NFL: UNDER 38.5 NYJ/Miami, SF+6 vs Dallas, NYG+5 vs Seattle.
Since we kept it in the MAC "family" and we are all going to Miami with our "gambling family"? Let's let our man Sylvester Stewart do his thing.....you may know him as "Sly".....good luck. God bless. Enjoy