It’s been a tough start to the college football season. Thank goodness we hedged our Arkansas bet, but still took it on the chin this weekend. More about that later in Notes & Nuggets, this is more timely of an issue.
We are in somewhat of a damage control mode and it started on Saturday night. BYU cashed in the final seconds of a late Saturday night game at Zona. Have to say it was pretty awesome to have a freshman kicker nail a game winning field goal in the final seconds. It was a great game and fun bet too. Oldroyd came through with a pressure-packed game winning 33 yard field goal in Glendale after the game looked like the Wildcats were going to pull it out late. This helped to lessen the losses on Arkansas and Carolina. We tend to press if we fall behind. It doesn’t fit the ‘typical’ model from the crowd that use money management systems, but our strategy has always been different. The majority of money management systems used by those folks never seemed to ever make sense to us. Different can do well in this town, since sports gambling only pays to those who are contrarian.
Back to tonight’s game: Florida State .vs Ole Miss. The game is in Orlando, so advantage Florida State. Ole Miss counters with the Number 1 draft pick of the 2017 NFL draft. Cleveland are you ready for a quarterback named Kelly in your backfield?
The first leg of our ACC Power teaser was effective with Clemson winning outright on the plains. This is the reason why we love the tease. Clemson closed the game as a 9 point favorite, so they didn’t cover the point spread. Our teaser took the line down to Clemson only needing to win.
Fast forwarding to today… our teaser sits on Florida State +1. The tease is in full effect.
Ole Miss is a solid program that has transformed itself into a national power. The Rebels have cashed for us plenty of times and burned us when betting against them. Par for the course.
We decided to press into the Seminoles in this spot. They and the ACC have an opportunity to get into serious National Championship talk with a win. Again, all we are looking for is the win. Clemson is in and The Ville looks to be adding it’s name into the ACC Championship mix, let’s see how September 17th pans out. The ACC Atlantic is slowing turning itself into the SEC West.
Our thinking on this one is that it all comes down the trenches. We see an advantage on both lines for Florida State. The offensive line will unleash playmaker Dalvin Cook, Jr. to dominate the game, especially on the right side. We expect 125+ yards by the Florida State Heisman Hopeful. Florida State will avoid having to put the game on the shoulders of Francois, so don’t expect a Jaboo-type debut for the redshirt freshman. He will make just enough plays to keep the Rebels guessing. The talent in the wide receiving corps is deep and experienced. Campbell wears no. 11 for a reason.
Florida State -200 on the Money Line