I'm sure most are familiar with ESPN's Streak for the Cash, and was curious if anyone has ever followed what people are picking in the contest compared to actual results. The reason I bring it up is because La Salle is 2.5 point favorite currently through my local, however over 90% have chosen Minny to win straight up on ESPN Streak for the Cash. Obviously the casual observer is going to perceive Minny as being better than La Salle, so I get why the percentage is so high. But I guess what I'm curious is if anyone has tracked it enough to see if there's any correlation to what the majority are picking in the contest compared to actual results. I may not have explained this very well, but any thoughts or anyone done any research? It dawned on me when I saw La Salle favored yet 90+ % picking Minny on ESPN.
Best of luck to all!! I love this time of year and can't wait to watch games all day at work!!
Been a couple weeks since posting, keeping it disciplined and not betting for the sake of betting, staying in the black as I continue the grind. Good luck to everyone!
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George Mason/VCU over 142.5 2.2 to win 2
No fancy write up, I just think George Mason will get their's offensively, and VCU will bounce back after that loss to ODU, I see a close game and think both teams get in the 70's relatively easy tonight.
Not even sure yet if I'm playing this game, but seems like a lot of love for Minny, and obviously the line has gone down. What am I missing here besides Ohio St. is the "square" play supposedly? I watched a lot of Minny's game against Indiana, and they looked terrible offensively, they are really missing Al Nolen, I hope they don't count on Hoffarber running the point. I know they're at home where they are 11-1 or whatever, and they have some size to contend with Sullinger and Dallas, but there's just no way I could back Minny here against the the #1 team in the country after watching them against Indiana. OSU has played some close ones on the road, so they should be humble coming in. This game seems like Kansas/Nebraska yesterday to me where Nebraska was the "sharp" play. I would lay the points with the better team today, but just my opinion. Curious of anyone's thoughts
Good luck to everyone today, hope it's a profitable day!!
Norm Hitzges on Dallas talk radio always has interesting trends and stats, here's a few I just heard him talking about:
Average of 52 points in Pitt's games against winning teams this season.
Average of 58 points in GB's games against winning teams this season.
11 of 15 Super Bowl's played on artificial turf have gone under the total.
If you picked the winner of the past 44 Super Bowls, you'd also be 38-4-2 against the spread (I think I heard this right, may want to double check, was trying to remember and write everything down)
11 of the last 12 Super Bowls teams have not combined for more than 10 points in the first quarter. Like this one for a possible first quarter under play, thinking maybe both teams are conservative early.
Haven't had time to double check how accurate these are, but I know he's a gambling nut so I'm sure he has done his homework, FYI. Good luck everyone on your plays this weekend, hope the info can be helpful to someone!
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Nice hit on Texas last night and first half over, almost had the Ville first half, 2-1 on the day. So far I like:
Illinois/Penn State under 130 .55 to win .50
From what I see 9 of 11 Illinois home games have hit 130 or more, but I still like the under. Penn State has been playing some good defense against some formidable opponents lately, which has lead to some really close games, on the road, against the likes of Ohio St. and Purdue. Add that to PSU being one of the slowest tempo teams, and Illinois not very fast paced. Even if Illinois gets out and scores, I don't see Penn State keeping up, they want this to be an ugly defensive battle, I hope anyway. Just a small play as the under seems like the square play.