First I want to apologize for calling my first picks for the 2016-17 bowl season when in fact it's the 2017-18 BOWL SEASON. Well I am off to a great start going 3-0 with my best bets and not knowing the result of the FAU game I am 1-0 with my regular plays. I can only hope this can continue. So here are my picks for bowl games for Wednesday 12/20 thru Sunday 12/24.



BEST BETS   3-0 ATS and 3-0 SU

REGULAR PLAYS  1-0 ATS and 1-0 SU (missing the FAU game on Tuesday night)       




In the ARMED FORCES BOWL on Saturday I am taking SAN DIEGO STATE giving 5 1/2 points to Army. Army is a cloud nine beating Navy for the 2nd straight year in a row. With that being said SDSU is coming into this bowl game on a 4 game winning streak. The Aztecs running back Rashad Penny should be the wild card here for SDSU. Also SDSU have faced option teams this year so they will not be surprised by Army's offense. I am making SDSU a BEST BET.


In the BIRMINGHAM BOWL on Saturday I am taking SOUTH FLORIDA(USF) giving 2 1/2 points to Texas Tech. Charlie Strong is one of my favorite coaches and I think that gives the Bulls a very big edge as he also just finished 3 yrs as coach of Texas, so he is familiar with the Red Raiders. USF to me is also the more stable team as TT had a 4 game losing streak and USF never lost 2 in a row all year. I will lay the points and make USF a BEST BET.


In the HAWAII BOWL on Sunday I am taking FRESNO STATE getting 2 1/2 points from Houston. One of my rules is always bet Hawaii at home as being in Hawaii is a distraction to say the least. LOL So with the Bulldogs having played in Hawaii vs Hawaii and won and Houston has not played in Hawaii this year I like Fresno State which also has the much better defense. I will take the points and will make the prediction that Fresno State wins outright and make this a BEST BET.




In the BAHAMAS BOWL on Friday between UAB and Ohio U I like the OVER 57.

In the BAHAMAS BOWL on Friday I like UAB getting 7 1/2 points from Ohio U.

In the DOLLAR GENERAL BOWL on Saturday between Appalachian State and Toledo I like the OVER 61.



I want to wish everyone who follows me a very MERRY CHRISTMAS.   


I will be back on Monday night with more bowl picks.   


And as always - Remember to bet with your head and not over it.

BOWL SEASON is upon us and we have 39 bowls (actually 40 but the Celebration Bowl is between 2 teams I know nothing about). I do not have a pick for every bowl game as getting all 39 right is just impossible to me.  I do keep my bowl stats separate from the regular season so everytime I post picks I will post my current bowl stats. So here are my picks for the start of bowl season for Saturday 12/16 thru Tuesday 12/19.








In the NEW MEXICO BOWL I am taking MARSHALL getting 5 1/2 points from Colorado State. Colorado State is 0-3 ATS their last 3 bowl games while Marshall is 5-0 ATS their last 5 bowl games. The Rams were not good down the stretch as they went 0-6 ATS their last 6 games. I like Marshall in this game if not to win then to keep it close and cover. I am making the Herd a BEST BET.


In the LAS VEGAS BOWL between Boise State and Oregon I am taking the OVER 59 1/2. Both these teams average in the low to mid 30s and with Rypien for Boise and Herbert for Oregon this game should go over easily. I like the over in this game and making it a BEST BET.


In the CAMELLIA BOWL between Middle Tennessee State and Arkansas State  I am taking the OVER 60. Both these teams know each other very well and with both teams with excellent quarterbacks I see this game as a shootout. I like the over in this game and making it a BEST BET.





In the NEW ORLEANS BOWL I am taking Troy giving 6 points to North Texas. 

In the BOCA RATON BOWL on Tuesday I am taking Florida Atlantic giving 21 points to Akron. 



I will be back on Tuesday night with my bowl picks for next week.


And as always - Remember to bet with your head and not over it.

So it looks like I will stay in the black with my college best bets ATS as there is only 1 game left in the regular season and that's the Army/Navy game which I usually don't pick. Going 3-0 ATS and SU yesterday was really great and I am very happy that my regular season ends on a good note. As most of you who follow me I keep regular season and bowl season stats separate so this is most likely my end of the regular season stats. So below are my stats for this week in college football and probably end of regular season as well.




BEST BETS   3-0 ATS and 3-0 SU

REGULAR PLAYS 2-1-1 ATS and 2-2 SU 



BEST BETS          40-29-1 ATS and 50-20 SU

REGULAR PLAYS  36-43-4 ATS and 55-28 SU 



Well I may be back on Friday with a pick on the Army/Navy but if not I will be back with the start of the bowl season with bowl picks. I will be back this week with my NFL picks.                                                                                                             


And as always  - Remember to bet with your head and not over it. 


So here we are in week 14 Championship weekend in college football. There are 16 games on tap including tonight's Stanford/USC game which I could not come up with a solid pick for, as I had good arguments on both sides and the O/U looks about right. I will not have as many picks this week with only 15 games to choose from but I will definitely give you a few best bets and regular plays and I am liking the home teams. So without further adieu here are my picks for Championship week in college football. 




My FIRST BEST BET is on CLEMSON at home spotting Miami 8 points. I know this is one of my favorite plays as I love revenge games, in 2015 Miami lost to Clemson in Miami 58-0, but that was 2 years ago. Miami comes into this game losing last week on the road to Pittsburgh and they did not look good defensively. Clemson on the other hand were not picked by many taut sheets last week to cover against South Carolina on the road but they did 34-10. Now they are home, ranked number 1 and I just don't see them giving that up, I love Clemson here and I am making them my FIRST BEST BET.


My NEXT BEST BET is on OKLAHOMA at home giving TCU 6 1/2 points. Just a few weeks ago the Sooners beat TCU at home 38-20 and they are home again in this matchup. I just don't see how TCU is going to come up with a plan to change the outcome, in just a few short weeks. Okie is now 3rd in the rankings and I am sure they will come out focused to make sure they don't lose their place in the top 4. The Sooners will win and cover this spread and I am making them my NEXT BEST BET.


My LAST BEST BET is on FLORIDA ATLANTIC(FAU) at home giving 9 points to North Texas. This is another game like the Okie/TCU game as these 2 teams have played each other already this year on October 21st where the Owls won 69-31. I just don't believe that the Mean Green will come up with a plan to cut that deficit from 38 points down to less than 9 that's a little over 4 tds. I also like streaks and the home team is 4-0 ATS the last 4 meetings. I don't see anything pointing to North Texas in this game so I am making the FAU Owls my LAST BEST BET.




As for regular plays I like Wisconsin at home getting 6 1/2 points from Ohio State. I like Florida State at home giving 26 points to UL Monroe. I like Georgia State at home giving 4 1/2 points to Idaho.  And finally I like Central Florida(UCF) at home giving 7 points to Memphis.



My gut feeling play once again this week is on Auburn at home against Georgia. 


Well those are my picks for this week in college. I will be back Saturday night with my NFL picks.


And as always  - Remember to bet with your head and not over it. 

There certainly were a lot of good games this past weekend and I am happy to say my gut pick on Auburn was a winner. I know after this past weekend the 4 at the top of the polls have moved around so I can't wait to see where the pollsters put them. As for my best bets and regular plays I definitely could have done better, but I am firmly in the black with my best bets. Below are my stats for this week in college football as well as for the season so far. 



BEST BETS   3-2 ATS and 3-2 SU




BEST BETS          37-29-1 ATS and 47-20 SU

REGULAR PLAYS  34-42-3 ATS and 53-26 SU 



There are not a lot of college games this week as this is Championship weekend. I will be back late Thursday night or Friday with my picks on these big games. 



And as always  - Remember to bet with your head and not over it.