It’s time that we did a little homework, don’t ‘ya think?

The NFL Week 4 question / assignment is this …

Have the proverbial “body clock” games – those involving West Coast / Western U.S.A teams playing at 1 p.m. Eastern time – really been detrimental betting-wise for the travelling teams so far this year?

We’ll examine it right here with a quickie reminder that the Arizona Cardinals, the unbeaten Seattle Seahawks and the Los Angeles Chargers each are playing “body clock” teams this Sunday … it’s Arizona (- 3.5) at Carolina, Seattle (- 6.5) at Miami and the Los Angeles Chargers (+ 7) at Tampa Bay.

Here’s what the “body clock” games have produced so far through the first three weeks of NFL action:

In NFL Week 1 …

Las Vegas (- 3) defeated Carolina, 34-30

Seattle (+ 1) def. Atlanta, 38-25

In NFL Week 2 …

Los Angeles Rams (+ 2) def. Philadelphia, 37-19

Pittsburgh def. Denver (+ 6.5), 26-21

San Francisco (- 7) def. New York Jets, 31-13

In NFL Week 3 …

New England (- 7) def. Las Vegas, 36-20

Buffalo (- 2) def. Los Angeles Rams, 35-32

San Francisco (- 3) def. New York Giants, 36-9

Hmm, you can see thus far the “body clock” teams are actually 6-2 ATS (against the spread) through the first three weeks of play but we must add the fact the San Francisco 49ers did not travel back and forth from the left coast last week prior to playing at the Meadowlands for a second consecutive Sunday (came in from West Virginia prior to the Week 3 win / cover against the G-men).

Still, another reason not to always “buy” what the media talking heads are saying – so far the “body clock” games haven’t bothered the visiting teams too much, eh?

Now, here’s your 2020 season-long spread stats following Thursday Night’s Denver Broncos’ 37-28 win against the host and 1-point betting favorite New York Jets … A big-time winner for the Hurley Network!

CATEGORY                            W            L              T              PK           PCT

NFL Betting Favorites          23           25           0              1              .479

NFL “Overs”                          30           18           1              —             .625

NFL Home Teams                24           25           0              —             .490

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Let’s face it …

The start of the 2020 NCAA Football Season has been a real disjointed mess for many teams that have had games postponed, cancelled or re-scheduled due to the COVID-19 situation – but then what’s the excuse for a batch of teams that simply have staggered out of the ’20 starting gate?

Let us examine a pair of early-season money toasters and what they face this weekend:

KANSAS – In the tackling-is-optional Big 12 Conference, these KU Jayhawks have been on the so-called “have-nots” list for years now but there was plenty of optimism beginning this season under second-year head coach Les Miles … a/k/a “The Hat”. Well, two games into this current campaign, Kansas is 0-2 SU (straight-up) and also 0-2 ATS while having allowed 38 and 47 points in setbacks versus 4.5-point underdog Coastal Carolina and 17-point favorite Baylor. Now, here comes three-TD fav Oklahoma State into Lawrence this weekend and it’ll take a gutsy gambler to say “gimme Kansas …” here. P.S., the J-hawks are just 2-6-2 spreadwise in their last 10 hoedowns against Okie State.

SOUTHERN MISS – Talk about a strange start to the season! The USM Golden Eagles are 0-3 SU / 0-3 ATS thus far and consider the following: Fifth-year head coach Jay Hopson up-and-quit the day after his team lost 32-21 against 12.5-point pup South Alabama in his squad’s season opener and interim boss Scott Walden has not done any better with back-to-back losses to 7.5-point dog Louisiana Tech and 3.5-point favorite Tulane …egads. Next up on this first Saturday in October is a road tilt at revenge-minded and 1-point fav North Texas. Don’t look now but Southern Miss has failed to cover its last six in a row dating back to late last year.

In other NCAA Football News & Notes …

Hey, don’t sleep on a couple of this weekend’s real “under-the-radar” / non-top 10 games such as …

#25 MEMPHIS (1-0) at SMU (3-0) – 3:30 p.m. ET, espn2

Remember last year’s wild-and-wacky affair won by Memphis 54-48? The visiting Tigers have not played since Sept. 5th (a 37-24 non-cover win against Arkansas State) because of coronavirus issues; meanwhile, SMU slinger Shane Buechele (852 passing yards and 7 TDs so far) – the former Texas Longhorns’ QB — is in a real rhythm these days. Just sayin’.

TEXAS TECH (1-0) at KANSAS STATE (1-0) – 3:30 p.m. ET, FS1

Hey, don’t ask us why the K-State Wildcats are not part of the Associated Press Top 25 this week following last Saturday’s rollicking 38-35 last-minute win against four-TD fav Oklahoma! Now, Chris Klieman’s gritty gang of ‘Cats are in the role of home favorites here (never easy when coming off a major upset, you know!). Maybe QB Skylar Thompson (three rushing TDs, three passing TDs this season) can lift the hosts to another emotional “W” but do keep in mind that T-Tech just scored 56 points against Texas a week ago.

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