Showtime is back (AKA Legion of Boom Tho). I won't waste any of your time bragging about wins/losses/bad beats etc. If it isn't posted it don't count. I have sat back and merely watched for the past two weekends. I believe that NOW is probably the best time to get in the game.
1. Basketball and baseball, football are all in action. Of course it's late in baseball and preseason basketball, oddsmakers still have to post lines... meaning less attention will be paid to lesser college football teams.
2. At this point in the season, cupcake city is over and conference play is in full swing. Trend analysis usually tells a good story (see Arizona vs Oregon last Thursday).
3. Teams have something to play for.. bowl births, playoff contention, conference titles and 90% of the teams still can still dream up a way to reach their goal (if we win 5/6 we will be... etc)
My methodology to games is to pay attention to the game flow and be prepared to make a decision at halftime. For example: Mid-tier school A vs. Mid-tier school B. O/U 63 for game. Halftime score = 17-14 with one score on punt return and the other on a 56 yard td pass. The weather is cold windy. 2H O/U isset @31.5 I would follow game flow, runs vs pass. Attempts at big plays, previous games and make an informed decision. Usually there is only a 15 minute to accomplish the necessary research. Sometimes it's a play, most times it's not. The point is you have to be ready to capitalize on opportunities.
Good Luck to you all.
I will be back shortly with picks.
Today I like Michigan/Eastern Michigan over 117. Eastern will try to slow the game down but they aren't good enough of a team to stop Burke, Robinson, Hardaway and Co. The line is set at 71-46 Michigan.
It's been quite a while since I've posted my picks here. Like my old title, "Back by Popular Demand," I am back for at least a few. I think my last post was a debate of point shaving in CBB. Anyway, in interest of full disclosure, I've had a negative year on college football and a positive year in college basketball. Of course, I won't mention records or win percentage because it's after the fact (lol@ those who claim to win at 85-90%!) and we all know how that goes.
As a refresher, I range my bets from 1-3 units. Generally, you'll see no more than a two team parlay, usually it's single game. I have an emotional issue with losing by .5 so against conventional wisdom, I either lay the hook or buy the hook.
Again, glad to be back. Picks will be up shortly.
*BoomTho is a movement started by former University of California Star, Rod Benson. Boom got dem Dos!
Texas A&M -5.5
Line opened at -3
Public is pounding KState (65%)
Line is now -2.5 in aTm direction..
Vegas vs Public? I'll take Vegas..
The key to this match is strengths versus weaknesses. Texas A&M is good against the run and can pass the ball. K-State strength is their running game and have trouble stopping the pass. It seems that the public is looking at the records and ranking.
BOL.. It's Showtime!
All bets are 2 units. As time permits, write-ups will be available