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Birmingham Bowl Betting Preview: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. South Florida Bulls

12.22.2017     03:39 PM     ICC     Printer Friendly
Submitted by ICC

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Birmingham Bowl
Texas Tech vs. South Florida
Saturday, 9 am PT - ESPN
CRIS Opener: South Florida -2 O/U 64.5
CRIS Current: South Florida -3 O/U 65.5
Recommendation: South Florida

On paper, there looks to be plenty of potential for points in the Birmingham Bowl with a pair of squads that rank in the top 30 in both ppg and ypg. However, with a 90% chance of rain expected, conditions could impact the amount of offense that is produced. Defensively, Texas Tech made strides this season. After allowing over 7 ypp in 2016, the Red Raiders shaved off nearly 1.5 ypp. That tied into a massive 11.7 ppg allowed improvement. But this defense still had problems, particularly against upper-tier offenses. Arizona State, West Virginia, Oklahoma State, and Oklahoma averaged over 45 ppg against the Red Raiders. In the end, TTU’s stop unit, while no longer horrific, is still well below average. You could certainly make a case that USF is on par with those four aforementioned offenses. The key for the Bulls is balance and they have that in spades with Read more



Tags: College Football Texas Tech Red Raiders Big XII South Florida Bulls AAC Ian Cameron




Music City Bowl Betting Preview: Kentucky Wildcats vs. Northwestern Wildcats

12.20.2017     10:20 AM     Andrew Lange     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Andrew Lange

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Music City Bowl - Nashville, Tenn.
Kentucky vs. Northwestern
Friday, December 29, 1:30 pm PT - ESPN
CRIS Opener: Northwestern -7 O/U 51
CRIS Current: Northwestern -7.5 O/U 51
Recommendation: Kentucky

There is little to nothing to like about Kentucky's body of work this season. Schedule-wise, the Wildcats played in the watered down SEC East, drew both Mississippi schools from the SEC West, and were unimpressive in non-conference wins over Southern Miss, Eastern Michigan, and Eastern Kentucky. They were outgained (6.26 ypp to 5.56 ypp) and outscored by nearly a field goal per game this season. And to close the year, totally outclassed by Georgia and Louisville by a combined score of 86-20.

Meanwhile, Northwestern rallied from a 2-3 start and finished the regular season on a seven-game winning streak. None of the seven victories were "monumental" and it should be noted three came via overtime. The Wildcats were also no doubt the benefactors of a +9 turnover margin during that span. And unlike Kentucky, they closed the year strong by Read more



Tags: College Football Kentucky Wildcats SEC Northwestern Wildcats Big Ten Andrew Lange




College Football Gambling: Washington State dismissed top two receivers

12.11.2017     09:31 AM     Printer Friendly
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'Tis also the season for bowl games suspensions. Washington State will be without its two top receivers with Tavares Martin and Isaiah Johnson-Mack dismissed from the team. The due combined for 130 catches, 1,386 yards, and 14 touchdowns. The Cougars are currently -3 favorites vs. Michigan State in the Holiday Bowl (Dec. 28). 


“There’s 120 people out there and over almost 30 years, am I surprised people make screwy decisions? No,” Leach said. “You don’t always know where it’s going to land, but it happens all the time. We’re far more concerned about the people here than the ones that aren’t, and I think you ought to be, too.”






Tags: College Football Washington State Cougars PAC-12 Michigan State Spartans Big Ten




College Football Betting: Michigan State doesn't sound giddy about its Holiday Bowl berth

12.11.2017     09:16 AM     Printer Friendly
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‘Tis the season to be miffed about what crappy bowl game you'll be playing in. The Holiday Bowl is generally thought of as "semi-decent" but Michigan State had its sights set on a trip to Florida. And if you read between the lines, it isn't so much the Spartans are playing a top 25 team in San Diego as much as it is getting passed over by rival Michigan. MSU finished 9-3 and 7-2 in Big Ten play. UM finished 8-4 and 5-4 in Big Ten play AND lost to Sparty straight up. The Wolverines get to play on New Year's in the Outback Bowl while the Spartans play on Dec. 28 against Washington State. Plenty of time to "recover" but we've seen teams fail to show up in the postseason for far less circumstances.


"I just look at it as an opportunity to play in the Holiday Bowl right now," Dantonio said. "The records are what they are. I’ll just continue to concentrate on beating Michigan and let things sort of sort out."

"Life’s about how you handle disappointments," Dantonio said. "I would not say going to the Holiday Bowl is

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Tags: College Football Michigan State Spartans Michigan Wolverines Big Ten Washington State Cougars PAC-12




Big XII Championship Betting Preview: TCU Horned Frogs vs. Oklahoma Sooners

11.30.2017     12:22 PM     Drew Martin     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Drew Martin

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Big XII Championship
TCU vs. Oklahoma - Arlington, Texas
Saturday, 9:30 am PT - FOX
CRIS Opener: Oklahoma -7 O/U 61.5
CRIS Current: Oklahoma -7 O/U 63.5
Recommendation: TCU

The inaugural Big XII Championship pits together two teams that are playing their best football of the year in recent weeks. Since losing at home to Iowa State as -31 chalk, Oklahoma has ripped off seven straight and covered four of its five. TCU’s only two blemishes came against Iowa State and Saturday’s opponent, Oklahoma. Three weeks ago, as -6 home chalk, the Sooners beat the Horned Frogs, 38-20.

In terms of the ability to adjust not only game-to-game, but half-to-half, few are as good as TCU’s Gary Patterson. After falling behind to Oklahoma 38-14 at half, the Horned Frogs pitched a shutout in the second half. Amazingly, TCU has allowed a grand total of six points in the second half of its last seven games. And prior to that loss, the series had been ultra competitive with margins of 7, 6, 4, 3, and 1. Statistically, it's impressive what Oklahoma Read more



Tags: College Football TCU Horned Frogs Oklahoma Sooners Big XII Drew Martin




College Basketball and NBA Betting Podcast 11-29-2017 with Sportsmemo Handicapper Rob Veno

11.29.2017     10:15 AM     Printer Friendly
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Wednesday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicapper Rob Veno. Rob and host Andrew Lange broke down tonight's ACC vs. Big Ten Challege games as well as some NBA.

Today's segments
Rob Veno - College Basketball and NBA

To listen to past shows, be sure to visit our Sportsmemo Podcast Homepage.

ITunes users can subscribe to the show by searching "Sportsmemo" in the podcast directory.




Tags: College Basketball NBA Rob Veno Andrew Lange




College Football Handicapping: Strength of Schedule for Conference Championships

11.28.2017     10:31 AM     Printer Friendly
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It's college football conference championship weekend so let's take a quick look at each matchup's strength of schedule according to Sagarin.

PAC-12 Championship
Stanford: 16th
USC (-4): 26th

C-USA Championship
North Texas: 117th
Florida Atlantic (-11): 108th

AAC Championship
Memphis: 84th
UCF (-7.5): 83rd


MAC Championship
Akron: 88th
Toledo (-21.5): 98th

SEC Championship
Georgia: 48th
Auburn (-2.5): 15th

Mountain West Championship
Fresno State: 95th
Boise State (-9): 74th

ACC Championship
Miami: 40th
Clemson (-9.5): 11th

Big Ten Championship
Ohio State (-6.5): 42nd
Wisconsin: 61st

Big XII Championship
TCU: 46th
Oklahoma (-7): 36th




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NFL Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs

11.26.2017     08:44 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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Buffalo at Kansas City
Sunday, 10 am PT - CBS
CRIS Opener: Kansas City -10 O/U 47
CRIS Current: Kansas City -9.5 O/U 47
Recommendation: Buffalo

Let’s start with this: I don’t trust this Chiefs defense one iota, certainly not enough to lay double digits with Kansas City this week. KC has gone 1-4 SU since their 5-0 start because they haven’t been able to stop anybody. A struggling Raiders offense that hadn’t worked in more than a month picked apart the KC pass defense to the tune of 417 yards and 31 points. The following week, Oakland was shut down again. Then a Broncos team with no passing game whatsoever and an injury riddled, struggling offensive line run the ball all night against the Chiefs; to the tune of 5.7 yards per carry, 177 yards on the ground. The following week, Denver’s offense couldn’t move the football.

The Chiefs faced Dallas right before their bye. It was more of the same: four TD’s in four red zone tries behind a balanced attack. Their performance last week after the bye was better, but it came Read more



Tags: NFL Buffalo Bills Kansas City Chiefs Teddy Covers




College Football Betting Preview: Miami Hurricanes at Pittsburgh Panthers

11.23.2017     08:51 PM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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Miami at Pittsburgh
Friday, 9 am PT - ABC
CRIS Opener: Miami -13.5 O/U 50
CRIS Current: Miami -11.5 O/U 51.5
Recommendation: Pittsburgh

Miami has risen up to #2 in the latest college football playoff rankings, yet the Canes are primed to be tested at Pitt in early start action on Friday. Mark Richt’s squad is coming off three huge, marquee victories all at home. In statement games against Virginia Tech and Notre Dame, Miami dominated, controlling the flow throughout. Last week, against Virginia, Miami roared back from an early deficit with a furious fourth quarter rally.

A road trip to Pittsburgh in late November is no easy task for this warm weather squad in a normal season. This year, given what Miami has already been through in recent weeks, it’s a MONSTER trouble spot, especially with the lookahead to the ACC title game against Clemson on deck. Quote after quote from the Miami locker room is concerning to me – lots of lookahead, lots of talk about what they don’t want to do (which often leads to the exact opposite Read more



Tags: College Football Miami Hurricanes Pittsburgh Panthers ACC Teddy Covers




College Football Betting Preview: UAB Blazers at Florida Gators

11.15.2017     10:16 AM     Andrew Lange     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Andrew Lange

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UAB at Florida
Saturday, 1 pm PT - SEC Network
CRIS Opener: Florida -10.5 O/U 48
CRIS Current: Florida -10.5 O/U 48
Recommendation: Over

Not much of anything to play for other than pride in this matchup as UAB heads to Florida for a late season non-conference affair. The Blazers have been on of the biggest overachievers in the country this season with a 7-3 record (8-2 ATS). But there isn't much on the line their last two games with bowl eligibility wrapped up and North Texas having already clinched the West Division. The Gators, who fired head coach Jim McElwain two weeks ago, have lost five straight and will obviously not be participating in the postseason. Their focus is likely on not getting embarrassed at home against a mid-major.

Interesting angle to consider here is the schedule for both squads. UAB has not played a single Power 5 team this season. In fact, they haven't faced a team inside Sagarin's top 100; North Texas (100th) their "toughest" opponent. Florida meanwhile has not played a single non-Power 5 squad. Vanderbilt (97th) was their weakest foe Read more



Tags: College Football UAB Blazers C-USA Florida Gators SEC Andrew Lange



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