Pleaser Picks on Sunday

December 3, 2011

Oakland Raiders @ Miami Dolphins: I like Oakland -3.5

Baltimore Ravens @ Cleveland Browns: I like Baltimore -14.5

New York Jets @ Washington Redskins: I like New York -10.5

Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers: I like Carolina -3.5

Indianapolis Colts @ New England Patriots: I like New England -28.5

The odds on a 5-team pleaser parlay are 240 to 1.

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CFB Championship Week

December 1, 2011

MAC Championship Game:

The Northern Illinois Huskies will be taking on the Ohio Bobcats in Detroit Michigan tomorrow for the Mid-American Conference Title. The Huskies are 4 point favorites (-4) and the over under is 70. Ohio is riding a 5 game winning streak and will surely give the Huskies, who are on a 7 game winning streak, a great game. We have seen all season that both teams can put up points, but in this game I wouldn’t be looking for a shootout. Both defenses will be hyped up and ready to go for the title. I like Northern Illinois -4 and under 70.

Pac-12 Championship Game:

The Oregon Ducks will be hosting the UCLA Bruins looking to complete a great season and win the Pac-12 Title. Oregon has been impressive all season only losing twice to LSU and USC. Their high-powered and fast-paced offense will be too much for the Bruins to handle. The spread is 31.5 in favor of the Ducks; this is a huge spread for a championship game. If this game were earlier in the season I would say take Oregon, but teams show up to play during championship week. I like UCLA +31.5 and over 66.

C-USA Championship Game:

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles will be going up against the undefeated Houston Cougars. The Cougars are 13 point favorites (-13) in this match-up.  Houston will be looking to win and gain a bid to a BCS Bowl game. The cougars have been blowing teams out as of late so the 13 point spread should not give them any trouble. Look for a high scoring affair in this one. I like Houston -13 and over 73.

SEC Championship Game:

The LSU Tigers are taking on the Georgia Bulldogs in what is sure to be an awesome game. Georgia is the only team standing in the way between LSU and a trip to the national championship. Lots of people are rooting for the upset in this game, but it simply is not going to happen. The LSU defense is too strong for the Bulldog’s offense.  I like LSU -13. Stay away from the over/under (46.5) on this one the bookies got it right.

ACC Championship Game:

The Virginia Tech Hokies will be battling the Clemson Tigers in Atlanta, Georgia. Both teams will be looking to claim the title of ACC Champion. Personally I feel that the Hokies are overrated and cannot understand why they are ranked 5th in the nation. They only have 1 loss, which came from Clemson, but they have not beaten any teams worthy enough to put them at number 5. Clemson will be trying to snap a 2 game losing streak on Saturday against the Hokies, so they will definitely be coming in prepared. I like Clemson +7.5 in fact I think they will win outright. Money line odds are +230.

Big 10 Championship Game:

The Michigan State Spartans will be facing off with the Wisconsin Badgers in Indianapolis, Indiana. This will be an epic re-match of the thriller we saw earlier in the year where the Spartans won on a last second hail mary touchdown. I give the edge to the Badgers in this game simply because of the revenge factor. Get ready for an offensive display by the Badgers; I’m hoping it isn’t such a bad blowout that the game becomes boring. I like Wisconsin -9.5 and over 55.