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The Bettor Line Sports Handicapping Newsletter – Games Of November 28-30, 2020

Kelso Sturgeon

Another 100 unit College football blowout winner

First College Football Ratings For The Playoffs
And National Championship Game Loaded
With Outstanding Teams That Are Already Toast

100-Unit 45-Point College Football Blowout Set
To Bury Unsuspecting Bookmakers Today

Best Bets Football Club Goes 2-0 Yesterday
Winning With Notre Dame And Underdog Iowa State
And Auburn-Alabama Tops 3-0 Showdown Saturday

100-Unit NFL Upset Game Of Year Wins Sunday
While 3-0 Best Bets Club Day Topped By KC At Tampa Bay


From The Desk Of Professional Handicapper Kelso Sturgeon…

As one who has made betting lines and handicapped sports for more than 45 years, I must admit the
curves thrown daily by the coronavirus pandemic are challenging and intimidating. Regardless, I
continue to win. Just yesterday I won the two most important football games of the day, winning with
Iowa State over Texas and Notre Dame over North Carolina. In college basketball, I won my first 50-unit
game of the season with Bradley over Oakland.


There is more to come today, including back-to-back 100-unit winners Saturday and Sunday. My Best
Bets Club is set to go 3-0 Saturday when #1 Alabama (7-0) hosts #22 Auburn is the highlight of the the
college menu. It’s right back on Sunday with three more bets, with the top play of the day the Kansas
City Chiefs (9-1) at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-4).


This Saturday of the season has in the past been billed as rivalry day for a host of teams that
have challenged one another for several years. That has changed a bit this season by all the
schedule changes brought about by the coronavirus, but we still have the big one—the Auburn
Tigers at the Alabama Crimson Tide.


Win 3 Saturday Showdown Games, Including Auburn at Alabama—Just $10
The #1-ranked Crimson Tide (7-0) host the 22 nd -ranked Auburn Tigers (5-2), in the second oldest
rivalry in the South—a competition that began February 22, 1883. The only series older is the
Auburn-Georgia rivalry that began a year earlier. This is is the 85 th meeting between the two

Alabama Power 5 teams and the Crimson Tide lead in the won-lost department, 46-37-1. The
teams did not play one another in some years because of bickering over (1) where the game
would be played, (2) how much of an expense stipend the players would receive and (3) how
much money each team would take home.

While Alabama is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings with Auburn, the Tigers won 48-45 last season in
Opelika.

This truly is a rivalry game in every sense of the word and both teams come to play and will fire
their best shots.

I am releasing this game as a 15-unit play to Turkey Shoot clients and Best Bets Football Club
members—plus two additional 15-unit bets on extremely important contests—for just $10,
charged to your major credit card or to Pay Pal.


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Saturday Showdown Menu
Maryland Terrapins (2-1) at #12 Indiana Hoosiers (4-1)
12:00 Noon EDT…ESPN2…Indiana -12
22 Auburn Tigers (5-2) at #1 Alabama Crimson Tide (7-0)
3:30 EDT…CBS…Alabama -24.5
LSU Tigers (3-3) at #5 Texas A&M Aggies (5-1)
7:00 EDT…ESPN…Texas A&M -14.5

It’s Time To Start Thinking About College Football’s National Championship…
The NCAA committee that selects the four teams that will make the championship playoffs released its
first Top 25 teams and it was no surprise the Top 10 were…

  1. Alabama Crimson Tide 7-0
  2. Notre Dame Fighting Irish 9-0
  3. Clemson Tigers 7-1
  4. Ohio State Buckeyes 4-0
  5. Texas A&M Aggies 5-1
  6. Florida Gators 6-1
  7. Cincinnati Bearcats 8-0
  8. Northwestern Wildcats 5-0
  9. Georgia Bulldogs 5-2
  10. Miami Hurricanes 7-1

    It is almost a given if Alabama, Notre Dame and Clemson win out they will be invited as part of the final
    four. The fourth spot seems to be up for grabs. It is assumed outstanding and unbeaten teams such as
    Cincinnati, Northwestern, and 14 th -ranked BYU (9-0) will not get serious consider because they do not
    have the television appeal the networks demand. Unbeaten and 20 th -ranked ranked Coastal Carolina (8-
    0) has zero chances to make the title round, as does 21 st -ranked Marshall (7-0).

Three of the teams listed in the first edition of the Top 25—Oregon, Texas, and North Carolina—too
themselves out of the playoff picture by losing Friday.


The NCAA college football championship contest will be played January 11 at Hard Rock Stadium in
Miami Gardens, Florida. LSU beat Clemson in last year’s title game but is 3-3 this season and will not
make it back to defend its title.


From the viewpoint of handicappers all the remaining ranked teams, sans the three Friday losers, should
be incentive drive in their games today. Of the Top Ten, Ohio State’s game at Illinois was cancelled as
was Cincinnati’s contest at Temple.


At this writing, 11 scheduled games have been cancelled and there may be more. Pay Attention.

Tom Brady Thought Belichick Was Hard To Deal With And Then He Met Bruce…

Quarterback Tom Brady left the New England Patriots last year after 19 seasons and six Super Bowl
championships because he got tired of Coach Bill Belichick ragging on him. He felt he had to get out of
town and signed a two-year $50 million contract to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Coach Bruce Arians
thought he would be the key piece of the puzzle to lead the Bucs back to the Super Bowl.

In the beginning, it was all sunshine and cloudless skies, but the day came when Arians discovered why
Belichick made no effort to keep the Pats franchise leader. Belichick knew the 43-year-old signal-caller
was nearing the end of the line—something Arians and the Bucs front office did not see.

Right now, the heat is on and Arians is making the master of New England look like a sweet old school
teacher. He has vocalized he is fed up with Brady’s inconsistency and his inability to throw long. Since
the Bucs coach is all about a sophisticated passing game, he is riding Brady everyday to do better and
the latter hates it. One could cut the tension in the locker room with a knife.

Brady will get another Sunday to shine when the Buccaneers (7-4) host the Kansas City Chiefs (9-1). This
game will be the highlight of the three winners I hope to deliver to my Best Bets Football clients. At this
writing KC is a 3.5-point favorite. You can win all three for just $10.


Another 100-Unit College Football Blowout Winner Grades Out A 45-Point Winner Today

I know there are some college football games in which the winner is guaranteed the day the
schedule is released. When a team at first glance is guaranteed a win, that thought can be
enhanced by several points because of the unexpected circumstances under which a game
eventually will be played.


It is against this background I am releasing a 100-unit college game I believe will deliver one of
the biggest lopsided score of the season. Six games on today’s schedule have that potential, but
one of those involves a team that is catching its opponent in a situation that almost guarantees
the outright win and my algorithms say it has a 90.0% chance to cover. It just does not get
better than that.

I am releasing this 100-unit bet to my Turkey Shoot players and my Personal Best Club highrollers, and non-members can win it for just $35, charged to one’s major credit card or to Pay Pal.


All games available on the Internet at www.Vegassportsmasters.pro or at my office toll free at my office…1-800-755-2255 or 1-702-420-5074.


I Won My 1 st 50-Unit College Basketball Game Of The Season…
I found the right spot yesterday to release my first 50-unit highroller play of the season and got the cash
when the Bradley Braves (-12.5) knocked off Oakland Golden Grizzlies, 74-60. There will be another 50-
unit winner today, plus two knockout Best Bet Club plays.


Covid-19 continues to cause chaos in the college basketball world, so please pay attention and know…


–What games are being played.
–Where games are being played.
.-If a team recently has had a coronavirus problem


I will be offering my usual three cage services—the Best Bets Club (10-15-unit plays), the Chairman’s
Club (all 25 unit plays) and my Personal Best Club for highrollers (50-400-unit plays.


I am considered one of the best college basketball handicappers in the world—something I attribute to
beginning in this business making the line for scores of bookmakers on the east coast.

THE WEEKEND BETTING MENU

Saturday

100-Unit College Football Blowout Of Week
Going For Another 3-0 Marquee Triple
25-Unit Underdog Of Week Wins Outright

Sunday

100-Unit NFL Upset Game Of The Year
3-0 Again In Best Bets Club Plays
2-0 With Two 25-Unit Totals
Monday

Going For Another Winning 50-Unit NFL Side/Total Parlay
Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles


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Jim Sez: Jim Hurley’s Football Weekend Preview (Holiday Edition), November 26, 2020

Turkey Day Rivalries + Betting Motivation  

    Late November brings out rivalry games on the football schedule. This adds an extra dimension to handicapping, as plenty of teams having so-so seasons have a circle around their big rivalry tilt. A strong effort or upset can make the entire season a great success. A year ago this week, No. 4 Georgia played a Texas A&M squad that was winding down a 7-5 regular season. Yet, the Aggies held Georgia to 260 total yards and nearly pulled the upset in a 19-13 thriller. Of course, one week later A&M played No. 2 LSU and had nothing left in a 50-7 loss. Going all out for one marquee upset can find that team out of gas the next week. 

    It’s even prevalent in the NFL. Think the New York Jets want to go 0-16? There’s pride with pro athletes and they’ve shown enormous effort the last two weeks, nearly beating the Patriots (30-27 loss as a +9 dog) and Chargers (34-28 as a +9.5 dog). Once they get that win (or if), they may be out of motivational mojo the following week. Five years ago the Browns were 0-14 before topping the Chargers, 20-17, as a home dog. Even bad teams can look real good on any given game day depending on the motivating factors. 

   I know betting numbers and on-field motivation inside and out, off a winning Saturday with Indiana, Auburn, Liberty, and Rutgers, plus adding to a 5-1 NFL high end Blue Ribbon run (Titans; Broncos/Dolphins UNDER). Get aboard before the season ends at Jim Hurley’s Network online at VegasSportsMaster.pro, or a free phone call to 1-646-526-2559. Grab a drumstick and let’s jump into the wagering weekend. 

Redskins at Cowboys (Thursday): A pair of 3-7 teams fighting for last place…and first place! The NFC East is laughable with the 3-6-1 Eagles in first place by a half a game.  Ahh, parity. Dallas is thin in the secondary, but the Washington passing game doesn’t scare anyone with 3 QBs combining for 10 TDs, 8 picks. The defense is actually decent, sixth in yards allowed, ninth in points (23 pg). Dallas comes off a 31-28 win at Minnesota, finally getting things together as QB Andy Dalton had 3 TDs, 1 pick, and RB Ezekiel Elliot topped 100 yards for the first time all season.  The underdog is 28-13 ATS in their last 41 meetings.  

Notre Dame at North Carolina (Friday): Welcome to the ACC! At least for one season. This is the final tough game for No. 2 ranked Notre Dame (9-4 ATS run).  Senior QB Ian Book (11 TDs, 1 INT) leads this run-heavy attack with RB Kyren Williams, the top two rushers.  The Irish come off a bye week anchored by a defense that is Top 10 in yards allowed, #11 in points (16.6 pg), 24-9 UNDER the total after scoring 40+ in their previous contest. Notre Dame is 18-1 all-time against North Carolina, winning 33-10 when they met in 2017. 

  But the Tar Heels have a point-a-minute offense that has topped 40 points in five of their last six, including 50+ three times. QB Sam Howell (23 TDs, 6 INTs) leads the fourth-best offense in the country (563.4 yards per game), #10 in points (43.1 pg). RBs Javonte Williams and Mike Carter average of 7 yards per carry! If offense was the name of the game, they’d be undefeated. But they’ve lost twice because of a defense that surrenders 30.8 points and 413.6 yards per contest. They’re 2-0 against Top 25 teams, beating Virginia Tech (56-45) and NC State (48-21) in shootouts, so this is by far the best defense they’ve yet seen. By the way, in that 2017 meeting at UNC, Notre Dame ran for 341 yards. Hey Mack Brown – better feed your D-linemen extra steak this week. 

Auburn  at Alabama: This is always a fun one. Last year, Auburn topped then-No. 5 Alabama 48-45 in another game-for-the-ages in this long and thrilling rivalry. QB Bo Nix (10 TDs, 5 INTs) leads a balanced attack (28. 5 ppg), while the Auburn defense surrenders yards (401 per game) but has been stout in the red zone (22 ppg allowed). Auburn is 25-12-1 UNDER the total against winning teams, 14-4 UNDER as a dog. 

   If home field isn’t the deciding factor, then third down will be. Auburn’s ‘D’ has been bad on third down (52%, #117 in the nation). No. 1 Alabama can attack that weakness with QB Mac Jones (18 TDs, 3 INTs), a slew of power backs, and WR DeVonte Smith (903 yards). The defense has allowed just 3 points the last two games, but this isn’t the rock-solid ‘D’ we’ve seen in other recent Crimson Tide units. Ole Miss put up 48 points and 647 yards on them. The home team has covered six of the last eight meetings, while the UNDER is 7-3 on this field. 

NFL Titans at Colts: There are only two NFL divisions with teams tied for first place and one goes here. Both teams scratch and claw and have been great in close games. The Titans dropped three of four but held on to a first-place tie after a gutty 30-24 OT win at Baltimore on Sunday. It was their fifth victory by 7 points or less. The defense is not great, #24 in yards allowed, #26 against the pass, #18 in points (26.1 pg).  Tennessee is on a 17-5-1 run OVER the total. The offense keeps them in games, Top 10 in yards and points (27.9 pg), fifth in rushing (151 yds pg).  

   That offense faces the top-ranked defense in the AFC, with the Colts second in the NFL allowing 298.1 yards per game, fifth in points (20.8 pg). The late-season swoon that killed the Colts in 2019 isn’t materializing, on a 4-1 SU/3-2 ATS run after an impressive comeback over Green Bay, 34-31 (6-1 run OVER the total). The pressure is on the visitors, as the Colts won at Tennessee, 34-17, just two weeks ago with the edge in yards of 430-294 despite going 4-of-12 on third down. Tennessee is 2-7 ATS at Indy and the UNDER is 14-5 when they meet at this venue. 

Ravens at Steelers:  Baltimore is an immensely talented team that has somehow lost three of four to fall to third place in the division. Last year they faced little hardship during a 14-2 regular season, but 2020 has been a different grind. In 2019, the Ravens went 10-0 to end the regular season with only three of those games close, winning by 3, 6, and 3. But the worm has turned this November, losing to the Steelers (28-24), Pats (23-17), and in OT to Tennessee (30-24). 

   The stats still say they are one of the best teams in the league.  The defense is Top 10 in yards allowed, third in points surrendered (19.5 pg), while the offense is No. 1 in rushing (160.5 yards per game). Baltimore is outscoring opponents by +73 points — only the Steelers and Chiefs are better. They’ve won two straight at Heinz Field and are 31-14-6 ATS away versus teams with winning home records. 

   The Steelers (10-0 SU, 8-2 ATS) seem to have the kind of magic the Ravens had last year. QB Ben Roethlisberger (24 TDs, 5 picks) is healthy, while the suffocating defense is sixth in yards allowed, Top 10 against the run and the pass, third in points (18 pg), No. 1 in turnover margin (+12). They’ve already won at Baltimore, 28-24, but it was their toughest game of the year. Baltimore out-gained Pittsburgh by a whopping 457-221 yards, including rolling up 265 yards on the ground. But Pittsburgh got a pick-six with its 4 turnovers to come back from 17-7 down to steal the victory. This should be a fun rematch. The underdog is 19-7-3 ATS when these rivals clash and despite all the defensive talent on both sides, the OVER is 14-6-2 at Heinz Field. 

Chiefs at Bucs: The 9-1 Chiefs are delighted that the Steelers are getting all the attention. Defending champion Kansas City (20-9 ATS run) is outscoring opponents by +107 points, second only to Pittsburgh. 25-year old QB Patrick Mahomes (27 TDs, 2 INTs) is a generational gem surrounded by Pro Bowl talent in TE Travis Kelce and WR Tyreek Hill. They are second in yards, tops in points (32.1 pg) and passing (300.4 yards pg). And the defense is good enough, #15 in yards allowed, seventh in points (22.2 pg). 

   They aren’t great at stopping the run, but Tampa Bay is a pass-happy team behind QB Tom Brady (25 TDs, 9 INTs). Brady keeps hearing that father-time is catching up on him…and perhaps it is, after a 2-interception game on Monday night in a 27-24 home loss to the Rams. Brady is the underdog? That last happened October 18…and the Bucs crushed the Packers, 38-10.   

My Football Blue Ribbon Club keeps cashing, 5-1 in the NFL the last three weeks after another Sunday sweep (Titans; Broncos/Dolphins UNDER).  Pad your pockets with more top releases at Jim Hurley’s Network on VegasSportsMaster.pro, along with NFL Week 13 Side & Total game-day winners at 1-646-526-2559

Jim Sez: Jim Hurley’s Football Weekend Wrap-Up , Week 11

Penn State Blues + Streaking Steelers 

In college football history you don’t see many preseason No. 1 teams end up that way. 11 have done it, with Alabama the last in 2017, followed by USC in 2004. But one thing we’ve already witnessed in 2020 is another amazing rarity: A preseason Top 10 team that has completely flopped losing its first five games! That would be Penn State.  It’s not like the Nittany Lions have been god-awful, losing to powerhouse Ohio State by 13 (38-25), down 21-13 in the second half.

   They’ve also lost to Nebraska by 7 and an overtime defeat by one point to Indiana. But 0-5 SU/ATS is astonishing for a team with such high hopes and national respect. On Saturday they were pick ’em at home versus Iowa…and got blown out, 41-21. You have to wonder if all the disappointment is wearing them out, down 24-7 at the half to the Hawkeyes. To put all this in perspective, Penn State was 40-9 coming into this season and is now 0-5. How and why?  Here’s the easiest explanation: Penn State has lost the turnover battle in every game, turning it over 13 times while forcing just 4 TOs. Luck can help a team win (and cover) a game now and again, but turnovers will pile up a lot more losses.

  The Big 10 and the Pac 12 were headline grabbers. Indiana’s storybook unbeaten season came to an end, though the team impressed mightily in a 42-35 loss at Ohio State as a 3-TD underdog. The Hoosiers had zero running game…literally, with minus-1 yard rushing on 16 carries!  But QB Mike Penix Jr threw for 491 yards and 5 TDs to make it close. The Buckeyes are as good as advertised, however, rushing and passing for over 300 yards. 

  Northwestern (5-0) made the biggest Top 25 jump, moving up eight spots after a 17-7 win at home as a +7 dog over Wisconsin. The Wildcat defense is a beast, fourth in the country in points allowed (12.6 pg), 5-0 UNDER the total. The late starting Pac 12 is known more for offense and Oregon was the biggest poll winner after a wild 38-35 win over UCLA. But the defense surrendered 267 yards rushing. That won’t cut it on New Year’s Day if they keep rising.

   If you want your betting bankroll to keep rising, get on board Jim Hurley’s Network online at VegasSportsMaster.pro.  I’m off a winning Saturday with Indiana, Auburn, Liberty, and Rutgers, along with another NFL Blue Ribbon sweep (Titans, Broncos/Dolphins UNDER). Or a free phone call to 1-646-526-2559. Let’s look at a Monday night football preview, then delve into a recap of the football wagering weekend.

Rams/Bucs Monday Night:  The last time QB Tom Brady faced the Rams was two years ago in the Super Bowl. Los Angeles makes the long road trip having split its last four games, off a 23-16 win at home against Seattle. But they have a losing road record (2-3 SU/ATS) and have averaged just 20 points over the last four contests.  The defense has been great, second in the NFL in yards allowed and points (18.7 pg), third versus the pass. The offense is seventh in total yards, eighth in rushing, but #19 in points, so they can move the pigskin but bog down in the red zone.  That’s one reason the Rams are on a 6-0 run UNDER the total.

  They’ll need to score more than 20 against a Tampa Bay offense that has topped 22 points in every game but two, #14 total yards on offense, ninth in passing, sixth in points (29.6 pg).  The defense is real good, third in yards allowed, eighth in points (22.6 pg), on a 5-4 run UNDER. This is also the fifth East Coast trip for the Rams in nine games. And Los Angeles is 23-47 ATS on the road against teams with winning home marks.

Unstoppable Steelers:  We saw QBs Peyton Manning and Brady win Super Bowls late in their careers. Manning played his last game at age 39, leading the Broncos to a win over Carolina, while Brady was 41 when the Patriots topped the Rams, 13-3. Manning is the only starting QB to win Super Bowls with two different teams. Will we witness a third old-timer joining them this season? Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger is 38 and having a terrific campaign with 24 TDs, 5 picks leading an offense that is fifth in the league with 30 points per game.

  Oh yes, they’re also undefeated anchored by another dominant Black & Gold ‘D’ that is sixth in yards allowed, Top 10 against the run and the pass, third in points (18 pg).  I mentioned  how important turnovers were spearheading Penn State’s implosion. Well, the Steelers are +12 in TO margin…and 8-2 ATS after thumping the Jaguars, 27-3, winning the turnover battle 4-1.

   They are beating teams by a 30-15 average, rather dominant by NFL history standards. For instance, the 1985 Chicago Bears were a 28.5 to 12 average (+16.5), while the more recent 1999 Rams at 32.8-15 (+17.8) and the 2007 Patriots were 36.8-17 in scoring average (+19.8).  By contrast, last year’s Super Bowl champion Chiefs were 28-19 in scoring average (+9).  The Steelers will have to earn a chance to run the table, as the remaining schedule is not easy with games at the Bills and Browns, plus home games versus the Colts and Ravens — the latter this Thursday in a quick turnaround. 

Tua Mania!  The Dolphins come off a close loss at Denver, but this team has been a big surprise, on a 5-1 SU/ATS run since a 1-3 start. Rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa (6 TDs, 0 INTs) has keyed the surge since displacing turnover-prone Ryan Fitzpatrick (10 TDs, 8 INTs).  Lost in the shuffle of Tua-Mania is a Miami defense that is allowing 20 ppg, fifth-best. They give up yards, but play a bend-but-don’t-break style that head coach Brian Flores learned under Bill Belichick in New England: Don’t give up big pass plays, try and force opponents into a lot of third downs, and turn potential TDs into field goals in the red zone. Their point differential is +62, seventh-best in the NFL. They are one game behind Buffalo for first place and play three of their finals five games at home.

Remember the Titans: Tennessee is proving that last year’s remarkable playoff run was not a fluke. The Titans are in first place after a 30-24 overtime comeback win at Baltimore (my Upset of the Week). They’ve been an underdog three times this season and won two of them. RB Derrick Henry is wearing down opponents, rushing for 212, 112, 103, and 133 in four of his last six, complimenting QB Ryan Tannehill (22 TDs, 4 INTs).  What’s so impressive about this team is how they perform in close games, winning at Denver by 2, topping Jacksonville by 3, beating the Bears by 7, and now winning at Baltimore in OT. If there are any notes of caution, it’s that they play five of their final seven games on the road. The good news: They’re 3-1 on the road after going 5-3 in 2019.

My Football Blue Ribbon Club keeps cashing, 5-1 in the NFL the last three weeks after another Sunday sweep (Titans; Broncos/Dolphins UNDER).  Pad your pockets with more top releases at Jim Hurley’s Network on VegasSportsMaster.pro, along with NFL Week 12 Side & Total game-day winners at 1-646-526-2559.

If you want your betting bankroll to keep rising, get on board Jim Hurley’s Network online at VegasSportsMaster.pro. I’m off a winning Saturday with Indiana, Auburn, Liberty, and Rutgers, along with another NFL Blue Ribbon sweep (Titans, Broncos/Dolphins UNDER). Or a free phone call to 1-646-526-2559. Let’s look at a Monday night football preview, then delve into a recap of the football wagering weekend.

My Football Blue Ribbon Club keeps cashing, 5-1 in the NFL the last three weeks after another Sunday sweep (Titans; Broncos/Dolphins UNDER).  Pad your pockets with more top releases at Jim Hurley’s Network on VegasSportsMaster.pro, along with NFL Week 12 Side & Total game-day winners at 1-646-526-2559.
November 23, 2020 

The Bettor Line Sports Handicapping Newsletter, Games Of November 21-23, 2020

Kelso Sturgeon

200-Unit NFL Revenge Game Of Year Wins Sunday
Added To Early Bird Turkey Shoot Menu

Turkey Shoot Opens With Winning 50-Unit Parlay
Goes For 7-0 Today With 100-Unit Triple Crown

Biggest 100-Unit College Blowout Of Week
Set To Win By 50 Saturday


College Basketball Begins In Just 5 Days
Gonzaga, Villanova Co-Favorites To Win It All

From The Desk Of Professional Handicapper Kelso Sturgeon…


The ups and downs of the college football and NFL seasons have presented new and difficult challenges
for handicappers because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but I have met them head-on and
am having a winning season at every level of betting. But that will be nothing to what we face when
college basketball begins this Wednesday—schedules completed and changed at the last minute, teams
cancelling games because of the virus and traditional tournaments being moved and conducted at
strange—even bizarre—places. For instance, the battle of Atlantis Tournament, usually held in the
Bahamas, will be contested in Sioux Fall, South Dakota, and the Maui Invitational has been moved from
Hawaii to Asheville, North Carolina.


Additionally, the NCAA intends to conduct the NCAA Tournament to decide the national championship
in Indianapolis.


It is time for bettors to get into their pay attention mode because schedules may change from day-to-
day and teams can lose important players to the virus. That said, I am ready to go and intend to make
my traditional fast start. For years I have owned the first six weeks of college basketball strictly because I
have updated numbers on all 350 teams while bookmakers have intensely focused on just 70-75 of the
most popular teams, temporarily leaving the rest to be rated on what they did last year.


Biggest 100-Unit Blowout Of College Football Season Grades Out A 50-Point Winner Today…


I know there are some college football games in which the winner is guaranteed when the season’s
schedule was released. For instance, MIT is never going to beat Ohio State nor is Birmingham Southern
ever going to knock off Auburn. That is reality. What also is real is the betting line that supposedly gives
each team in each contest an equal chance to cover and win a bet.

Could be fact; could be fiction, this equalizer theory. After all bookmakers can make mistakes in the
numbers they hang.


All one has to do to realize the risk in betting is to think back to 2007, the year an unknown and unheard
of Division II team—Appalachian State—needed to pick up a $400,000 payday, signed on to play
powerful Michigan to get it and, as a 33-point underdog, beat the 5 th -ranked Wolverines, 34-32.


It is against this background I am releasing a 100-unit college game I believe will deliver the biggest
lopsided score of the season. Seven games on today’s schedule have that potential, but one of those
involves a team that is catching its opponent in a situation that guarantees the outright win and my
algorithms say it has a 97.0% chance to cover. It just does not get better than that.


I am releasing this 100-unit bet to my Personal Best Club clients and non-members can win it for just $35, charged to one’s major credit card or to Pay Pal. The game is available on the Internet at www.Vegassportsmasters.pro or at my office…1-702-420-5074.


It’s Right Back On Sunday With My 200-Unit NFL Grudge Payback Game Of The Year…


NFL players are enthusiastically aggressive and play at a level of chaotic violence where no prisoners are
ever taken. As soon as a game is over, it is all about handshakes, hugs, and back-slapping. Off the field,
most are as gentle and kind as one’s next door neighbor. Yes, there are a few demented nut cases
among them as there are in all professions.


One thing I know for sure about NFL players is they have long memories and do not forget when during
a game they were wronged by a player, or a team. They immediately plot to get even, patiently waiting
silently for the opportunity to do that, whether it be a single player or an entire team.


This situation exists in a game Sunday and I know for a fact one of the teams is still seething over what
happened the last time they played. They intend to make things right Sunday and never let up from start
to finish. It is time to go for the money.


I am releasing this game as my 200-unit Grudge Payback Game of the Year, and strongly believe the
“wronged” team will pour it one from the get-go, and it does have the power to go the distance at high
speed.


The Turkey Shoot package is made up of nine more days of getting the cash with 12 more winners,
including the 200-unit NFL Grudge Payback Game of the Year Sunday.


As good as is my Early Bird Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot menu, the price also is good news—just $129,
charged to your major credit card or to Pay Pal. If it better suits your needs, you can play for $25-$50
per day. For instance, today’s 200-unit bet will be $50.


Turkey Shoot Opens With Winning 50-Unit Parlay Goes For 7-0 Today With 100-Unit Triple
Crown
My Early Bird Turkey Shoot began this past Thursday night with a winning 50-unit side/total parlay on
the showdown NFC West battle between the Arizona Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks and today
those clients will go for broke with a 7-0 Triple Crown that involves six of the best college teams in the
country.

The Triple Crown is made up of seven bets—three on the winners of each game, three 2-team parlays at
odds of 13-5 and one 3-teamer at odds of 6-1. The 100 units of action will be made up of 25-unit plays
on each winner, with the other 25 units spread among the parlays, and you will decide how you want to
handle that.

–Game #1 finds 3 rd -ranked Ohio State (3-0) hosting #9 Indiana (4-0) in a game that will decide
first place in the Big Ten East. The Buckeyes are going for their 26 th straight win against Indiana in this
series which they lead 33-2-1. Ohio. Bookmakers have Ohio State a 20.5-point favorite.

–Game #2 matches the upstart 7 th -ranked Cincinnati Bearcats (7-0) with unranked but powerful
Central Florida (5-2) in Orlando. This has to be one of the most interesting matchups of the day as the
Bearcats are ranked 10 th nationally in total defense, giving up just 300.9 yards per game while UCF leads
the nation in total offense at 619.1 yards per game. Cincinnati is a 5.5-point favorite.

–Game #3 matches #14 Oklahoma State (5-1) with the 18 th -ranked Oklahoma Sooners (5-2). The
betting board has Oklahoma a 7.5-point favorite in the 115 th meeting in this “Bedlam” game, as it is
traditionally billed. OU is 5-0 in the last five meetings with State, 15-2 in the last 17, and 89-18-7 overall.
It took a lot of reading between the lines, but I strongly believe I have the winners of all three nationally
televised games and am releasing it to my Turkey Shoot and Chairman’s Club clients. The Turkey Shoot
package is made up nine more days of getting the cash with 12 more winners, including a 200-unit NFL
Grudge Payback Game of the Year Sunday.

You can win the 7-0 Triple Crown as part of your Turkey Shoot package ($129, charged to your major
credit card or to Pay Pal. If it better suits your needs, you can play for $25-$50 per day. Today’s Triple
Crown is $25 while Sunday’s 200-unit NFL Grudge Payback Game of the Year will be $50.

COLLEGE GAMES CANCELLED/POSTPONED THIS WEEK…
Ole Miss at No. 5 Texas A&M — POSTPONED
Georgia Tech at No. 12 Miami — POSTPONED
Charlotte at No. 15 Marshall — POSTPONED
No. 22 Texas at Kansas — POSTPONED
Central Arkansas at No. 24 Louisiana — CANCELED
Navy at South Florida — POSTPONED
Houston at SMU— POSTPONED
Wake Forest at Duke — POSTPONED
Arizona State at Colorado — CANCELED
Ohio at Miami (Ohio) — CANCELED (was scheduled for Tuesday)
UL Monroe at Louisiana Tech — CANCELED
UNLV at Colorado State—CANCELLED
Michigan State at Maryland—CANCELLED

Complete Betting Menu Tonight Through Monday

Saturday

100-Unit College Blowout Of Week
Going For Another 3-0 Marquee Triple
It’s 3-Dog Day For Best Bets Club

Sunday

200-Unit NFL Grudge Payback Game Of The Year
2-0 Again In Best Bets Club
NFL Upset Game of The Week
Monday

Going For 2 nd Straight 50-Unit NFL Side/Total Parlay
Won Thursday Night With Seahawks, Under


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MUDDLED AND BEFUDDLED COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SCHEDULE BEGINS IN 11 DAYS…


The 2019-20 college basketball season ended early because of the coronavirus and the annual NCAA
Tournament was cancelled, but it will back in action Wednesday, November 25 with scores of games, including
several tournaments. Even at this late date, it is difficult to know which teams are playing and where as some
teams are still trying to finalize their 27-game schedules.


know which teams are playing and where as some teams are still trying to finalize their 27-game schedules.
As the season begins, bettors need to really be on their toes to determine:


–What games are being played.
–Where games are being played.
–An awareness of where several tournaments have moved to from their original sites.
Regardless, there are numerous games involving the tradition powers of the game, and we know with reasonable
certainty, the Battle 4 Atlantis will be played at Sanford Pavilion in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It was originally
scheduled for the Bahamas. This tournament begins November 25, with all games televised on ESPN or ESPN2.

The First Round Of Battle 4 Atlantis

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas A&M Aggies
Saint Mary’s Gaels vs. Memphis Tigers
Creighton Blue Jays vs. South Dakota State Jackrabbits
Dayton Flyers vs. Wichita State Shockers

I will be offering my usual three cage services—the Best Bets Club (10-15-unit plays), the Chairman’s
Club (all 25 unit plays) and my Personal Best Club for highrollers (50-400-unit plays.
I want to assure you I have been working overtime to prepare for the season and I intend to come out
firing with all three clubs. It also is of note I will be offering my usual three cage services—the Best Bets
Club (10-15-unit plays), the Chairman’s I am considered one of the best college basketball handicappers

in the world—something I attribute to beginning in this business making the line for scores of
bookmakers on the east coast.

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Jim Sez: Jim Hurley’s Football Weekend Preview, November 19, 2020

SEC Sleeper-Creeper + Thursday NFL Preview 

    The highest scoring team in the SEC might surprise you. It’s not Alabama, but Ole Miss under first-year coach Lane Kiffin. They have a losing record because the defense can’t stop anybody, but the next two highest scoring teams are ‘Bama and Texas A&M, both ranked in the Top 10. So what about the Aggies squeezing into the January playoff picture? They are fifth in the nation despite one loss, a 52-24 rout by Alabama, so they would have to sweep their remaining games. With a win over Florida (41-38) already under their belts, they have a December showdown with No. 23 Auburn looming.

  They have a senior QB in Kellen Mond (16 TDs, 2 INTs) and great balance on offense (189 yards rushing, 254.5 passing per game). The defense is also solid, #28 in the nation in yards allowed, #13 against the rush. And they have a coach in Jimbo Fisher who already has a national title under his cap (2014, Florida State).

   Last season, A&M had five games against Top 10 teams…and lost them all, though three were close, a 19-13 loss to Georgia, a 28-20 defeat to Auburn, and 24-10 to Clemson.  This season, they are 1-1 against the Top 10, so we’ll see soon whether they are taking that next step. Good coaches can squeeze extra points out of games and note that A&M has covered three of its last four…and Fisher is 15-5 ATS after covering the spread in three out of four contests.

   And speaking of covering numbers, my clients just cashed with a Big 10 Parlay of the Week (Indiana & Purdue), along with Sunday Blue Ribbon winners on the Rams and Giants.  If you want to join the winning, get on board Jim Hurley’s Network online at VegasSportsMaster.pro, or a free phone call to 1-646-526-2559.  Let’s preview the football weekend, starting with a Thursday night NFC showdown….

Cardinals at Seahawks (Thursday): What a great TV matchup with two talented QBs leading their teams to 6-3 starts, tied for first in the NFC West.  Arizona couldn’t be flying higher after a miracle heave by QB Kyle Murray (17 TDs, 8 INTS) stunned the Bills, 32-30. Arizona has won four of five and has topped 30 points in every one of those games.  The offense is No. 1 in yards (425.4 per game) and rushing (168.9 pg), seventh in points (29.6 pg). The defense?  (Cough, cough), still retooling, ranked #18 in yards allowed, though ninth in points (23.3 pg).

   Heading to Seattle is never an easy task, where the Seahawks are one of only two teams undefeated at home (4-0, the Rams are the other). They are averaging 34.25 points at home. QB Russell Wilsons (28 TDs, 10 INTS) leads the top scoring offense in the NFL averaging 32.2 points, plus third in total offense with 405.9 yards per contest. But Seattle is stumbling, off back-to-back losses because of a defense that is last in yards surrendered (448.3 pg) and passing yards (353.3 pg). The Seahawks are 51-32 ATS after losing two straight or more, plus 20-10 ATS as a home favorite of 7 points or less.

Indiana at Ohio State: Indiana went 0-3 against Top 25 teams a year ago, including a 51-10 shellacking to Ohio State. Well 2020 is shaping us something special for the Hoosiers, 2-0 versus Top 25 teams after stunning Penn State (36-35) and Michigan (38-21). QB Michael Penix Jr. is getting much of the headlines but the defense is #17 in the country in points allowed (19.3 pg). Now David truly takes on Goliath….as a 3-TD underdog.

  Ohio State is stocked with NFL talent and hasn’t lost a Big 10 game since October 20, 2018, a 49-20 loss at unranked Purdue. That defeat is still mind-numbing, as Purdue ended 2018 with a losing record while the Buckeyes went 13-1 in each of the last two seasons.  The Ohio State ground game will be the key here as they averaged 266.8 rushing yards in 2019, 208.7 this season. Last year’s meeting was ugly, as Ohio State had the edge in yards 520-257, including a 306-42 advantage on the ground. The dog is 7-2 ATS when these teams clash and Indiana has covered 5 straight in Columbus. The Hoosiers are also 43-20-1 OVER the total versus winning teams.

Wisconsin at Northwestern: Another Big 10 battle of unbeaten Top 20 teams. Northwestern has home field and a win at Iowa (21-20) on its resume. They are off a forgettable 3-9 season in which coach Pat Fitzgerald told his players “this will never happen again,” so the team and the fans will be sky-high.  Former NFL play-caller Mike Bajakian was added to improve the offense and has, though it’s not an explosive one with QB Peyton Ramsey (6 TDs, 4 INTS) directing a passing attack that averages just 180.8 yards. It’s the ground game (174 yards pg) that leads the way along with a terrific defense that is seventh in the country in points allowed (14 ppg).

    It will be a challenge to slow down this Wisconsin ground attack that is eighth in rushing (261.5 yards per game), though they’ve only played two games, with two games cancelled. Wiscy went 10-4 last year with half of their losses to Ohio State. The Badgers took down Northwestern, 24-15, in a plodding, defensive game in 2019, leading 14-3 in the fourth quarter. Northwestern outgained Wiscy 255-243, but turned it over 3 times and was 5-of-20 on third down. Wisconsin is on a 17-7 ATS run on the road. Another defensive fuel? The UNDER is 6-1 when these rivals clash.

NFL Packers at Colts: A terrific non-conference tilt between a pair of first-place teams. The Packers have a two-game lead in the NFC North, so there’s no pressure, though they are tied with the Saints and Bucs for the No. 1 seed in the NFC. QB Aaron Rodgers (26 TDs, 3 INTs) is having a brilliant season for second-year coach Matt LaFleur as the offense is sixth in total yards and passing, third in points (30.8 pg).  Throw in a Top 10 defense in yards allowed and this team looks primed for a strong postseason run.

  The Colts have postseason goals, as well, on a 6-2 SU/5-3 ATS run since losing the opener at Jacksonville. They’ve had a few extra days to prepare after an impressive 34-17 win at Tennessee to tie the Titans for first place. 38-year old QB Philip Rivers (11 TDs, 6 INTs) leads a passing attack that is #10 in the league, while the defense leads the way, tops in the NFL in yards allowed, fourth in points (19.7 pg). Likely a little more important for the Colts, but Aaron Rodgers is 76-50 ATS against winning teams in the second half of the season.

Chiefs at Raiders: Who can stop the Chiefs? For that matter, who can stop the Raiders? Defending champion Kansas City (20-8 ATS run) is outscoring opponents by +103 points, best in the NFL. Andy Reid has built a group that is capable of winning multiple championships. The speedy 21st century offense is second in yards and points (31.8 pg), tops in passing (294.7 yards pg). Even the defense is good , #14 in yards allowed, sixth in points (20.3 pg). If there’s any weak spot it would be a run defense that is fourth-worst in the league allowing 138.4 yards.

   So that’s how the surprising Raiders will approach this, ranked seventh in rushing behind RBs Josh Jacobs (700 yards) and Devote Booker 6.2 ypc). Las Vegas is the only team to have beaten the Chiefs, a 40-32 thriller in Week 5 with 144 yards rushing while QB Derek Carr threw for 347 yards. The Raiders (6-3 ATS) were a +10 dog that day and have won three times as an underdog. The defense, however, is still rebuilding (26.8 ppg allowed), on 6-2-1 OVER the total. K.C. is 37-16 ATS against teams that allow over 24 points per game, while the Raiders are 36-55 ATS as a home dog. Sit back with a barrelful of popcorn for this one, it should be fun — again.

My College and Pro Football Blue Ribbon Club keeps cashing, 3-1 in the NFL the last two weeks after Sunday’s sweep (Rams and Giants) and the UNDER in Monday’s Bears/Vikings clash.  More college football Saturday Stunners + Parlays, just get aboard Jim Hurley’s Network on VegasSportsMaster.pro, along with NFL Week 11 Side & Total winners at 1-646-526-2559.  

The Bettor Line Sports Handicapping Newsletter, November 17-20, 2020

Kelso Sturgeon

College Football Resumes Tonight With
11 Games—All On National TV

50-Unit Side/Total NFL Parlay Wins Again
Thursday—Cardinals (6-3) At Seahawks (6-3)

12 Days Of 16-Game Early Bird Turkey Shoot

Begins Thursday Night—Includes Four 50/100-Unit Winners Countdown To Start Of College Basketball Is Here Just 9 Days Before It Begins


From The Desk Of Professional Handicapper Kelso Sturgeon…

College football resumes another early week tonight with games scheduled ever day—11 to be exact.
On Saturday things get truly serious with true showdown games with conference championship
implications. Number nine Indiana (4-0) is at #3 Ohio State (3-0), #10 Wisconsin 2-0) at #19
Northwestern (4-0), #7 Cincinnati (7-0) at traditional power Central Florida. #14 Oklahoma State (5-1) at18 Oklahoma and that is just to name a few that could have an impact on conference titles and even which four teams will play for the national championship.


Meantime, the world watches in wonder as two teams from the outback—down the road less
traveled—the the Liberty Flames from Lynchburg, Virginia and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers from
Conway South Carolina remain unbeaten. Liberty (8-0) has played a decent schedule, has a signature win
at Virginia Tech, 38-35, win as a 17-point underdog, goes for 9-0 at N.C. State (5-3), Saturday as a 3.5-
point underdog. As for the Chanticleers (7-0) they go for broke at home against traditional Sun Belt king,
Appalachian State (6-1), a team that suffered its only loss at #15 Marshall (7-0), 17-7.


While 15 college games were cancelled last weekend, only two—Arizona State at Colorado and Ohio at
Miami-OH—have fallen victim to COVID-19 thus far this week.


On the coaching front, another well-known coach has been fired—South Carolina’s Will Muschanp. USC
became disenchanted with the team’s 2-5 start, including losses in the last three games. Interim coach
will be offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, former head coach at Colorado State. South Carolina is a 6-
point ‘dog at home Saturday.


The first to go this season was the well respected Gary Anderson at Utah State. The Aggies got off to a
poor start, are now 0-4, with former assistant head coach and defensive coordinator Frank Maile now
calling the shots..

Adding to Utah State’s woes was Monday’s announcement starting junior quarterback Jason Shelly was
kicked off the team for a violation of team rules. The Aggies are 18.5 underdog at Wyoming Thursday
night.

For college football devotees, the weekend will be an eyeball feast. Between tonight and Saturday night,
there are 59 games on the schedule—all on national TV.

Betting Menu Tonight Through Friday

Tonight
15-Unit MAC Play
Wednesday Night
25-Unit MAC Stunner Of The Week
Thursday Night

50-Unit NFL Side Total Parlay Cardinals at Seahawks
25-Unit Bet On Tulane-Tulsa Showdown

Friday Night
Purdue at Minnesota Tops 2-0 Night

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Looking Ahead To The Weekend

Saturday
100-Unit College Blowout Of Week
Going For Another 3-0 Marquee Triple

Last Saturday
Indiana Hoosiers (-7) 24, Michigan State Spartans 0 (Won)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (-11.5) 45, Boston College Eagles 31 (Won)
Oregon Ducks (-10.5) 43, Washington State Cougars 29 (Won)
Chairman’s Club 50-Unit Side/Total Parlay

20 Units…Colorado Buffaloes (+7.5) 35, Stanford Cardinal 32 (Won)
20 Units…Over 54.5 Colorado Stanford (Won)
10 Units…Parlay of Colorado and Over (Won)

Last Sunday
50-Unit NFL Game Of The Week
2-0 Again In Best Bets Club
NFL Upset Game of The Week
Won Last Week With Giants (+4) 27, Eagles 17

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Two 50-Unit College Games Of Year
200 Units Of Free College Basketball Plays
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Schedule For College Football Tuesday, November 17

Through Friday, November 20
Odds Subject To Change


Tuesday

Akron Zips (0-2) at Kent State Golden Flashes (2-0)
7:00 EDT…ESPNU…Kent State -24
Buffalo Bulls (2-0) at Bowling Green Falcons (0-2)
7:00 EDT…CBS Sports Network…Buffalo -30.5
Ohio Bobcats (1-1) at Miami-OH Redhawks (101)

Cancelled

Wednesday
Northern Illinois Huskies (0-2) at Ball State Cardinals (1-1)
7:00 EDT…ESPNN…Ball State -14.5
Toledo Rockets (1-1) at Eastern Michigan Eagles (-2)
7:00 EDT…CBS Sports Network…Toledo -6.5

Western Michigan Broncos (2-0) at Central Michigan Chippewas (2-0)
7:00 EDT…ESPN2…Central Michigan -2

Thursday
Tulane Green Wave (5-4) at #25 Tulsa Golden Hurricane (4-1)
7:30 EDT…ESPN…Tulsa -6
Utah State Aggies (0-4) at Wyoming Cowboys (1-2)
9:00 EDT…CBS Sports Network…Wyoming -18.5

Friday
Syracuse Orange (1-7) at Louisville Cardinals (2-6)
7:30 EDT…ESPN…Louisville -18.5
Purdue Boilermakers (2-1) at Minnesota Golden Gophers (1-3)
7:30 EDT…Big Ten Network…Purdue -2.5
Massachusetts Minutemen (0-2) at Florida Atlantic Owls (4-1)
8:00 EDT…CBS Sports Network…Florida Atlantic -311.5
New Mexico Lobos (0-3) at Air Force Falcons (1-2)
9:30 EDT…Fox Sports 1…Air Force -8.5

Jim Sez: Jim Hurley’s Football Weekend Wrap-Up , November 16, 2020

There’s No ‘D’ in ACC +
NFL Turnover Margin ATS Success 

The ACC has no trouble recruiting offensive players, but outside of Clemson can they find any NFL talent on defense? Two weeks ago NC State scored 41 points at home….and still lost to Miami giving up 44 points and 630 yards.  The same day Virginia Tech gave up 38 to Liberty in a home loss, North Carolina hung 56 on Duke, Pitt beat Florida State 41-17, while No. 1 Clemson lost at Notre Dame, 47-40.

  This past weekend, North Carolina gave up 53 at home to Wake Forest….and still won, 59-53. Both teams had over 600 yards!  Go back to Week 9 and you find V-Tech winning at Louisville, 42-35, and Virginia beating UNC, 44-41. Totals players must love ACC action with all these points.  And bettors loved my Big 10 Parlay of the Week Saturday, cashing with Indiana and Purdue,  alongside a Pac 12 Stunner (Colorado).  Another winning NFL Sunday, too, including the Rams and Giants. If you want to join the winning, get on board Jim Hurley’s Network online at VegasSportsMaster.pro, or a free phone call to 1-646-526-2559.

   Let’s look at a pair of football previews to start the new week, then delve into a recap of the football wagering weekend.

Vikings/Bears Monday Night:  A good Black and Blue division battle between a pair of teams looking up at first-place Green Bay. Minnesota has bounced back from an 0-3 start to win three of five. And it’s been an impressive run, winning at the Packers (28-22) and losing at Seattle by just a point. They’re on a 5-1 spread run, as well as 47-33 ATS in division action.  QB Kirk Cousins (15 TDs, 10 INTs) hasn’t been that good, though the offense is #10 in total yards, third in rushing (160.4 yards per game). It’s the defense that is most interesting, ranked poorly in yards allowed (fourth-most in the league), but they’ve used 7 rookies and have been getting better. The last two weeks they held the Packers to 22 and the Lions to 20 points, both wins and the lowest totals scored by those opponents. The Vikings are 6-2 OVER the total for the year.

   Chicago started 5-1 but has fallen apart since, riding a three-game skid. In fairness, it’s been against good teams, losing 24-10 at the Rams, losing by a field goal to the Saints, and a 24-17 loss at Tennessee. The defense is the strength of the team, seventh in points allowed (21.1 pg), but the offense has been terrible using QBs Nick Foles (10 TDs, 7 INTS) and Mitch Trubisky (6 TDs, 3 INTS).  The QBs have no ground game to help them out, last in the NFL in rushing (82.3 ppg). Chicago is fourth-worst offensively in yards and points (19.8) per game. The Bears are 14-3 SU/ATS at Soldier Field versus the Vikings, the home team is 25-10 ATS when they clash, and the UNDER is 12-5.

Western Michigan at Central Michigan Preview (Wednesday):  Two 2-0 teams in the MAC West square off for first place. Western is off a thrilling victory over Toledo, 41-38, needing 20 fourth-quarter points to overcome a 10-point deficit. They won despite allowing 501 yards. Western Michigan sophomore QB Kaleb Eleby has 6 TDs, no picks after two games, picking up where he left off two years ago after sitting out last season.

  They will need to improve that ‘D’ against a Central Michigan squad off an 8-6 campaign in 2019, winning the MAC West and nearly winning at Miami-Florida in a 17-12 Hurricane victory. However, one of those losses was to this Western Michigan bunch and it was ugly, getting blasted 31-15 (down 24-0 in the fourth).  They have an excellent head coach in Jim McElwain, who inherited a program that was 1-11 in 2018 but won the West in his first season.  What’s different about this team is freshman QB Dan Richardson (3 TDs, 1 INT) winning the job. Coach McElwain is a proponent of a balanced attack and CM has run for 421 yards in two games. So rivalry and revenge will be in the air Wednesday.

Sloppy Trojans: The U.S.C. Trojans are unbeaten but doing everything imaginable not to be. They’ve been double-digit favorites in two games but had to hang on for dear life just to win. Down 27-14 with three minutes left in the opener, they pulled off an improbable rally to stun Arizona State, 28-27. On Saturday, more of the same, scoring a TD with 25 seconds left to nip Arizona, 34-30. 2-0 is great, but USC’s offense had 4 turnovers in the opener while the defense allowed 258 yards rushing. In Week 2, U.S.C. allowed 444 yards (158 rushing) and has committed 16 penalties in two games.  Moneyline bettors on the underdogs in both USC games won’t need combs — they are surely bald after pulling all their hair out.

NFL Dog Day Afternoon:  It started Thursday night when the underdog Colts rolled at Tennessee, 34-17, and continued Sunday. What stood out was the bad teams keeping it close. The Redskins did just enough to lose, as usual, 30-27. The early money went on the Browns at home, but the dog covered as the Texans racked up another loss, 10-7. And the two-TD underdog Jaguars gave first-place Green Bay a run in a 24-20 game. Jacksonville has only one victory, but has lost close defeats to Houston (27-25) and Tennessee (33-30).

   The home dog Giants have covered four straight after a 27-17 victory over the Eagles. Philly QB Carson Wentz was sacked 3 times and failed to throw a touchdown, now with 12 TDs, 12 picks on the season. Wentz was the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NFL draft with Jared Goff going No. 1. The QBs taken after them were Paxton Lynch, Christian Hackenberg, Jacoby Brissett, Cody Kessler, and Connor Cook, all in the third and fourth round. No QB diamonds in the rough in that draft, but plenty of scuffed up fool’s gold. Only Dak Prescott (fourth round) stands out as a late draft keeper. 

Surprising Raiders/ Streaking Steelers:  The Las Vegas Raiders continue to overachieve after a 37-12 win over Denver.  It’s amazing how one NFL blunder can change momentum. Denver was down 10-6 in the final seconds of the first half and appeared to score the go-ahead TD, but a foolish (and unnecessary) holding penalty in the end zone nullified it. On the next play, QB Drew Lock threw one of his three picks and the Raiders had the lead and momentum at the break. The Broncos didn’t show up in the second half getting outscored 27-6.

   Pittsburgh moved to 9-0 after routing the rebuilding Bengals. Home games against the Ravens and Colts, along with road trips to Buffalo and Cleveland, will be their main challenges for a 16-0 regular season.  The Steelers are near the bottom of the NFL offensively in yards gained. It’s the defense that is dominant, Top 10 in total yards, passing yards, rush yards, and points allowed. Turnover margin can be a huge indicator of success or struggle both straight up at ATS.  And the Steelers are tops in turnover margin (+11), as well as 7-2 against the spread.

Speaking of dogs barking loudly, my Pac 12 Stunner sure was on Saturday as +10 dog Colorado beat Stanford straight up, 35-32. That came one week after my Big 12 Stunner cashed (West Virginia, 17-13 game versus Texas as a +6.5 dog. Pad your pockets all week with more football winners at Jim Hurley’s Network on VegasSportsMaster.pro, along with NFL Week 11 Side & Total game-day winners at 1-646-526-2559.

The Bettor Line Sports Handicapping Newsletter, Nov 14-16

Kelso Sturgeon

From The Desk Of Professional Handicapper Kelso Sturgeon…

Going For 2nd Straight 100-Unit NFL Winner Sunday

Won 100-Unit Play Last Week With Falcons On 4-0 Sunday

Another 50-Unit College Game Of Week Wins Saturday…8-4-1 With Last 13 Big Game Bets

Get Ready For 12-Day, 16-Game Early Bird Turkey Shoot That Begins Thursday With 50-Unit NFL Bet Penn State (0-3) Hopes To Turn Things Around At Big-Talking Nebraska (0-2) Today


7 Games Postponed, Cancelled, Moved Today

Muddled Befuddled College Basketball Season Is Just 11 Days Away…I’m Ready To Win

Not bragging but most certainly thankful and humbled by my continued success in a football
season that has been turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic. The truth is that games
have been cancelled or postponed within 24 hours of kickoff and it is obvious to me the day is
coming when that will happen to games within minutes of the kickoff. That’s life in the world of
football betting right now. Cannot wait to face this same challenge in college basketball that
begins in 11 days.


That said, my self-installed fail safe system continues to work quite well in college and NFL
football and should work even better in basketball, games teams play two-three games each
week..


This is another big weekend in football. The three-day schedule:

Today

Another Winning 50-Unit College Game Of Week
Win 2 nd Straight 50-Unit Saturday Side/Total Parlay
25-Unit College Upset Of Week

Sunday
Win 2nd Straight 100-Unit NFL Play

Another Perfect 2-0 Best Bets Club Sunday
2 nd Straight 25-Unit NFL Upset Game Of Week

Monday Night
25-Unit Bet On Vikings (3-5) at Bears (5-4)

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COLLEGE HANDICAPPING HINTS FOR SATURDAY…
–Penn State (0-3) has opened the season 0-4 four times in its history with that happening last in 2001. The Nittany Lions are -point favorites at Nebraska (0-2) today. The Cornhuskers have been in the red zone nine times this season and scored but three touchdowns in that category. They are last in the Big Ten in points per game, averaging 15.0, despite averaging over 400 yards of offense per game.

–The Indiana Hoosiers (3-0) are 7-point favorites at mysterious Michigan State (1-2). Mysterious? The Spartans lost to Rutgers, crushed Michigan, and then got buried at Iowa last week in a game where they had as many punts as first downs (10).


–It’s called the “Holy War” this game that finds #2 Notre Dame (7-0) at Boston College (5-3), where the Irish are 13.5-point favorites. Notre Dame has won six straight against the Eagles, the last two by a combined score of 89-27. That said, it must be noted the for games before that were decided by an average of 6.7 points.


–Michigan (1-2) is a 4.5-point underdog to Wisconsin in Ann Arbor where the pressure is on coach Jim Harbaugh to start winning. Sorry, but that will not happen this season. The Wolverines are young and in a major rebuilding after losing 10 players from the 2019 team to the NFL. Just wanted to warm you.


NFL HANDICAPPING HITS FOR SUNDAY…
–Last week in the NFL, favorites went 5-8 straight up (SU) and 6-7 against the spread (ATS). Numbers for the season shows favorites 86-44-1 SU but 59-71-1 ATS. In the season totals department, the over has prevailed, 69-57-5.


–Superstar Carolina running back will miss the Panthers against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That will not matter much if Bucs QB Tome Brady performs as he did in a 38-3 home loss to the New Orleans Saints. In that loss, Brady, bound for the Hall of Fame, showed signs of simply being finished. He completed 22-of-38 passing attempts and ended with an efficiency rating of 40.4, the third lowest of his career. No knock on Brady—just the facts. Old, tired, and not sharp.


–The New York Jets (9-0) are well on their way to an 0-16 season. They are off to the worst start in team history and after this bye week finish against the Chargers (2-6), Dolphins (5-3), Raiders (5-3), Seahawks (6-2, Rams (5-2), Browns (5-3) and Patriots (3-5).

–I said last week that the Seattle Seahawks may be a good team but having the worst defense in the entire NFL would bring them grief. Last Week: Buffalo Bills (+3) 44, Seattle Seahawks 34.


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COLLEGE GAMES CANCELLED OR POSTPONED TODAY
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Alabama at LSU
Texas A&M at Tennessee
Auburn at Mississippi State
Air Force at Wyoming
Ohio State at Maryland
Memphis at Navy
UL-Monroe at Arkansas State
UAB at Texas-El Paso


TOP 4 COLLEGE QUARTERBACKS IN NFL DRAFT
Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
Justin Fields, Ohio State
Trey Lawrence, North Dakota State
Kyle Trask, Florida

TOP 5 TEAMS IN NFL DRAFT IF HELD TODAY
Team Current Record
New York Jets 0-9-0
Jacksonville Jaguars 1-7-0
New York Giants 2-7-0
Dallas Cowboys 2-7-0
Washington Football Team 2-6-0

MUDDLED AND BEFUDDLED COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCHEDULE BEGINS IN 11 DAYS


The 2019-20 college basketball season ended early because of the coronavirus and the annual NCAA Tournament was cancelled, but it will back in action Wednesday, November 25 with scores of games, including several tournaments. Even at this late date, it is difficult to know which teams are playing and where as some teams are still trying to finalize their 27-
game schedules.

As the season begins, bettors need to really be on their toes to determine:


–What games are being played.
–Where games are being played.
–An awareness of where several tournaments have moved to from their original sites.

Regardless, there are numerous games involving the tradition powers of the game, and we
know with reasonable certainty, the Battle 4 Atlantis will be played at Sanford Pavilion in Sioux
Falls, South Dakota. It was originally scheduled for the Bahamas. This tournament begins
November 25, with all games televised on ESPN or ESPN2.

The First Round Of Battle 4 Atlantis
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas A&M Aggies
Saint Mary’s Gaels vs. Memphis Tigers
Creighton Blue Jays vs. South Dakota State Jackrabbits
Dayton Flyers vs. Wichita State Shockers

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Jim Sez: Jim Hurley’s Football Weekend Preview, November 12, 2020

AFC South Showdown Kicks off the Weekend 

  Notre Dame’s nail-biting rally and overtime victory over Clemson has shifted the rankings. Alabama is the new No. 1 with the Irish second, Ohio State third, so the battle lines are drawn for the stretch run. The real fight will be on that coveted No. 4 slot with Clemson, Florida, Texas A&M, and even BYU + Cincinnati in the running along with several other teams. The Allstate Playoff Predictor pegs five teams with a 50% chance to make the playoff, while no other teams have more than a 15% shot. 

  So it’s win and you’re in! Easier said than done….except if you were with me over the weekend, going 5-3 on Saturday (another coveted Blue Ribbon winner with Arizona State), along with another winning Sunday, including a Bad Dog of the Week (NY Giants) and the AFC West Coast Shootout Side/Total Parlay (Raiders + Over).   If you want to join the winning, get on board Jim Hurley’s Network online at VegasSportsMaster.pro, or a free phone call to 1-800-323-4453.

   Let’s preview the football weekend, starting with a Thursday night AFC showdown….

Colts at Titans: A great divisional battle between the top two teams in the AFC South. You need defense to contend away from home and the Colts have it, No. 1 in the NFL in yards allowed (290 per game), third in points (20 pg) surrendered. The Colts held the Ravens to 54 yards in the first half on Sunday and 266 for the game, but it didn’t matter in a 24-10 loss at home. Turning the pigskin over twice on offense along with going just 2-for-12 on third down killed any chances for a statement victory. And they’ve had an easy schedule, so are they really a threat in the AFC?  The offense isn’t, #19 in total yards, #21 in rushing, with a 38-year old QB who has 10 TDs, 7 INTs.  

   Meanwhile, Tennessee is just #24 in total defense yards allowed, sixth-worst in passing yards surrendered. The offense is carrying the load, #10 in yards gained, seventh in scoring (29 ppg), behind QB Ryan Tannehill (19 TDs, 3 INTS) and super-back Derrick Henry (843 yards, 4.6 ypc). Give the coaching staff credit, as the Titans have won games by 7, 3, 1, and 2 points. They’ve also had a favorable schedule playing six of nine home games and even have this one at home.  Which means they play five of seven on the road to end the regular season. The Colts are 13-4 ATS versus Tennessee, including 6-2 ATS on this field. For totals plays, Indy is 13-6 UNDER the total as a road dog, plus 22-4 UNDER after a double-digit loss at home. 

Notre Dame at Boston College: Talk about a situational spot for the home team! No. 2 Notre Dame comes off that thrilling comeback in two OTs at home against No. 1 Clemson, but now heads out on the road.  Their QBs have thrown for just 8 TDs, one pick in seven games, so it’s a balanced attack with over 220 yards rushing and passing spearheaded by RBs Kyren Williams and Chris Tyree. The defense was fourth in the nation in points allowed before Clemson rolled up 439 yards and 40 points. Notre Dame is 90-58 UNDER the total versus winning teams.

   This will be Notre Dame’s third road game in four weeks and Boston College presents an interesting obstacle. The Eagles gave then-No. 1 Clemson all it could handle in a 34-28 loss in Death Valley, even leading 28-13 at the half. However, the offense is #91 in the nation in total yards with no balance as their top running backs average 3.9 and 3.2 yards per carry. So will the defense be able to contain the Irish ground attack? Probably not, surrendering 143.8 yards per game. After all, last week they squeezed by a 1-7 Syracuse squad, 16-13. Notre Dame won 40-7 last year with the edge in yards 501-191 including 252 yards rushing, 5.7 ypc, though the dog is 9-4 ATS when they clash.

  Quick pop quiz: What team leads college football in offensive yards per game?  Not many would guess 4-2 Central Florida. They could actually play a role in the Top 10 countdown as the Golden Knights play No. 7 Cincinnati in two weeks.

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Week Began With Tuesday Night Blowout
Kent State (-18) over Bowling Green 62-24 

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NFL Tampa Bay at Carolina: Now what on earth was that? The Bucs come off a showdown at home with division rival New Orleans…and lost 38-3. With the season sweep, the Saints are in the driver’s seat for the division title, though they have the same number of wins as Tampa Bay. QB Tom Brady never won a Super Bowl with the Patriots without a playoff bye. Now they have to shake it off and head out on the road to a 3-6 Carolina squad that plays everybody tough, off a 33-31 loss at the defending champs. On the other hand, they’ve lost four in a row and the defense is #17 in yards allowed, #19 versus the pass, and Tampa Bay won the first meeting, 31-17 in Week 2. The Bucs are 9-2-1 ATS after a double-digit loss at home, 22-8 OVER the total on the road, and the road team is 9-4 ATS when these teams duel.

Seahawks at Rams: A brutal situational spot for first-place Seattle, off a 44-34 loss at Buffalo and now playing another road game. QB Russell Wilson (28 TDs, 8 INTs) leads the way, while the defense can’t stop anybody, last in yards allowed (455.8 pg) and passing yards (362.1 pg), third-worst in points (30.4 pg). Seattle is 33-15-4 ATS after a defeat, 35-17-3 ATS as an underdog.

  The Rams are unbeaten at home (3-0) and come off a bye week. They needed it after losing at Miami, 28-17, and have lost two of three. The defense has been mostly great, Top 6 in yards and points allowed. It’s the offense that has been uneven, sixth in total yards but #20 in points (24.1 pg). QB Jared Goff really hasn’t been the same since the Super Bowl loss to New England, throwing 35 TDs, 23 INTs  (counting the Super Bowl). They’ve only played one division game (losing to the 49ers, 24-16) and just three versus winning teams, beating the Bears (24-10) while losing to Buffalo (35-32) and Miami. The underdog is 14-6 ATS in the last 20 meetings.

Ravens at Patriots: Baltimore (13-6 ATS run) is one of the most talented, balanced teams in the NFL as evidenced by their 4-0 road record. They are outscoring opponents by +85 points, second-best in the league behind the Chiefs. The Patriots stayed on life-support for the playoffs Monday night, ending their four-game skid with a 51-yard field goal on the final play, 30-27, to beat the…0-9 Jets.  Not exactly a champagne-popping victory.  It was 19 years ago that Bill Belichick’s Pats started 1-3 and 5-5…and went on to win the Super Bowl. But the comparisons end there as this group has too many holes. Their QBs have a mind-boggling 3 TDs, 11 picks, low-lighted by Cam Newton’s 2 TDs, 7 INTs. The Pats are getting outscored by -28 points. The Ravens are 4-1-1 ATS at New England against far better Patriot teams than this one.

My College Football Blue Ribbon Club is off a 2-1 Saturday, along with a Big 12 Stunner (West Virginia, 17-13 game versus Texas as a +6.5 dog). Pad your pockets with more football winners at Jim Hurley’s Network on VegasSportsMaster.pro, along with NFL Week 10 Side & Total game-day winners at 1-800-323-4453.

The Bettor Line Sports Handicapping Newsletter By Kelso Sturgeon

Kelso Sturgeon

The Bettor Line Sports Handicapping Newsletter
Games Of November 10-12

From The Desk Of Professional Handicapper
Kelso Sturgeon…

Going For 2nd Straight 50-Unit MAC Winner Wednesday Night
Won Last Week With Miami-OH (+1.5) over Ball State 38-31
Defending Champion LSU 24-Point Home Underdog

This Week Against #1 Alabama
LSU Has Never Been This Big Of A Home ‘Dog

On The Downside—Tom Brady, Penn State, Michigan

Michigan State, UCLA, Virginia Tech
Penn State Opens 0-3 For 1 st Time In 80 Years
College Basketball Begins In 9 Days With Gonzaga,
Villanova 19-2 Co-Favorites To Win Championship
That Said, Most Futures Numbers Are One Big Joke

Pleased to say I went 4-0 in the NFL Sunday, including winning a 100-unit bet on the Atlanta
Falcons (-4) with their their 34-27 victory over the Denver Broncos and a 25-unit play with the
underdog New York Giants (+2.5) and their sacking of the Washington Football team, 23-20.
The 4-0 day meant I have won six straight NFL games. Highlights of the college week was a
winning 50-unit bet on the Miami-OH Redhawks (+1) who knocked off a talented Ball State
team, 38-31, and with a winning 50-unit side/total parlay on Arizona State (+11) and the under
(57) in the Sun Devils last second 28-27 loss to the nationally ranked USC Trojans.

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On the confession front I must admit I had previously underrated Notre Dame, BYU, and
Maryland while overrating Memphis. Notre Dame showed in its double overtime win over
Clemson, 47-40, that it has the speed, the quickness and beef in both its offensive and
defensive lines to overpower anybody—and I mean anybody, and that includes Alabama and
Ohio State.

As for unbeaten BYU, I downplayed its success because it had played a very week schedule, but
after destroying Boise State, 51-17, as 3.5-point favorites, the Cougars are for real and do not
need to play second fiddle to any opponent. The Boise loss left the Broncos 191-10 at home
since 2000, and it was the first BYU win there in six tries.
An apology is in order for Maryland coach Mike Locksley whom I criticized earlier as a man
without a clue. I based that on watching him absolutely destroy a New Mexico program,

seemingly lost in every aspect of the game. He has the Terrapins off to a 2-1 start and in their
last win, at Penn State, outcoached James Franklin from the get go. The acid test comes
Saturday in College Park as they face unbeaten Ohio State.


4-0 NFL Sunday…On 6-0 Run
100 Units…Falcons (-4) 34, Broncos 27 (Won)
25 Units…Giants (+2.5) 23, Football Team 20 (Won)
15 Units…Bills (+3) 44, Seahawks 34 ((Won)
15 Units…Raiders (Pick’em) 31, Chargers 26 (Won)

Thursday, Nov. 5
25 Units…Packers (-7) 34, 49ers 17 (Won)

Monday, Nov. 2
15 Units…Giants (+12.5) 23, Buccaneers 25 (Won)

BETTING OPPORTUNITIES THIS WEEK…
–Set to go 2-0 tonight in Mid-American Play.
–Ready to win another 50-unit Mid American Play Wednesday Night.
–50-Unit College Game Of The Week Saturday.
–2 nd Straight winning 50-unit side/total college parlay Saturday.
–Right back with another 100-unit NFL winner Sunday.
–2 nd straight 25-unit underdog winner gets it done again.


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The November 10-12 Football Schedule
Mid-American Conference
Tuesday Night

Akron Zips (0-1) at Ohio Bobcats (0-1)
7:00 EDT…CBS Sports Network…Ohio -25

Kent State Golden Flashes (1-0) at Bowling Green Falcons (0-1)

7:30 EDT…ESPN2…Kent -18.5
Miami-OH Redhawks (1-0) at Buffalo Bulls (1-0)
8:00 EDT…ESPN…Buffalo -11
Wednesday Night

Eastern Michigan Eagles (0-1) at Ball State Cardinals (0-1)
7:00 EDT…CBS Sports Network…Ball State -10.5

Central Michigan Chippewas (1-0) at Northern Illinois Huskies (0-1)

8:00 EDT…ESPNU…Central Michigan -7

Toledo Rockets (1-0) at Western Michigan Broncos (1-0)

8:00 EDT…ESPN…Toledo -1.5
Mountain West Conference

Colorado State Rams (1-1) at Boise State Broncos (2-1)
8:00 EDT…Fox Sports 1…Boise State -13
Complete Weekend Football Cover Will Be In
Saturday’s Newsletter Which Will Be Posted

Early Saturday Morning

COLLEGE BASKETBALL BEGINS IN 9 DAYS…
College basketball teams have been practicing since October 14 and some begin their seasons
in just nine days. Under new rules adapted to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, teams are
limited to playing 27 regular season games. Teams have struggled to put together revised
schedule are bettors are certain to see many unusual matchups. No schedule is set in stone
because of the unpredictable nature of COVID-19. It will be important to repeatedly check team
schedules for possible changes.

I will be offering my usual three cage services—the Best Bets Club (10-15-unit plays), the
Chairman’s Club (all 25 unit plays) and my Personal Best Club for highrollers (50-400-unit plays.
I want to assure you I have been working overtime to prepare for the season and I intend to
come out firing with all three clubs. It also is of note I am considered one of the best college
basketball handicappers in the world—something I attribute to beginning in this business
making the line for scores of bookmakers on the east coast.

Listed below are the odds of the so-called leading contenders to win the NCAA championship.
Personally, my figures say most of the futures offered by bookmakers are far afield—some in
the world of the ridiculous.

Odds To Win NCAA Basketball Championship

Gonzaga Bulldogs 19/2
Villanova Wildcats 19/2
Iowa Hawkeyes 10-1
Baylor Bears 11-1
Virginia Cavaliers 11-1
Kentucky Wildcats 13-1
Illinois Fighting Illini 15-1
Duke Blue Devils 16-1
Kansas Jayhawks 18-1
Michigan St. Spartans 18-1
Wisconsin Badgers 18-1
Arizona St. Sun Devils 23-1
Creighton Blue Jays 23-1
Florida St. Seminoles 25-1
Houston Cougars 25-1
Indiana Hoosiers 28-1
Michigan Wolverines 28-1
No. Carolina Tar Heels 28-1
Ohio State Buckeyes 28-1
Oregon Ducks 28-1
Tennessee Volunteers 28-1
WVU Mountaineers 28-1
Texas Longhorns 28-1
Stanford Cardinal 33-1
UCLA Bruins 33-1
Connecticut Huskies 36-1
Auburn Tigers 40-1
Florida Gators 40-1
LSU Tigers 40-1
Arizona Wildcats 40-1
…All other teams are 45-1 to 200-1.

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Jim Sez: Jim Hurley’s Football Weekend Wrap-Up, Nov 9, 2020

Big 10 Blues + Hoosiers Rule 

A pair of football previews to start the new week, then I’ll delve into a recap of the wagering weekend!

Patriots/Jets Monday Night:  Uggh, the old AFC East rivalry is nothing but a battle of homely has-beens.  The Patriots’ offense is even uglier than last season, fourth-worst in points scored (19.4 pg) , while the defense has slipped considerably, especially up front getting gouged for 140.4 yards rushing per contest. The only break is that they’re facing a winless New York offense that is horrendous, last in total yards and points, an anemic 11.8 points per game.  Should make for good television! Or maybe a quick nightcap to put viewers asleep early. The Jets are on a 5-1 run UNDER the total, while the Patriots have lost four straight averaging 12.2 points. If you could ever predict a 3-2 final this looks like it (the UNDER is 7-1 in the last eight meetings). Hey, Bill Belichick, why don’t you start former Patriot QB Scott Zolak? His jersey letter would be apropos…ZZZZZzzzzzzzz….

Toledo/Western Michigan Preview (Wednesday):  A pair of solid MAC programs off to 1-0 starts. Toledo senior QB Eli Peters won the starting battle and was terrific in the opener with 4 TDs, 0 picks in a 38-3 wipeout of Bowling Green. He was good last season, too, with 828 yards, 6 TDs, 3 INTs on a squad that started 6-3 before losing its final three. It’s a balanced offense with fine RBs Shakif Seymour and Bryant Koback. It’s a pretty good Toledo defense, too, with 7 starters back.

   They will look to control the ball and the clock against a rival Western Michigan group off a 7-6 campaign that routed Akron last week, 58-13. The guy to watch is sophomore QB Kaleb Eleby. He sat out last season but played in 2018, throwing for 1,092 yards, 4 TDs, 3 INTs.  These teams played a close one a year ago, a 31-24 Toledo win at home as the Rocket ground game was the difference with 275 yards rushing,5.2 ypc. And two years ago on this field, Toledo rolled, 51-24, with 268 yards rushing! The underdog is 10-4 ATS when these MAC rivals clash.

College Football Wrap-Up:   Call it the pandemic effect of not having training camp, but Penn State and Michigan probably can’t wait to get back to normal in 2021. Before the season began, Michigan was expected to be a Top 20 team. One question mark entering the year was a retooled offensive line that had lost four of five starters. Well, Michigan just dropped to 1-2 after a 38-21 loss at Indiana rushing for 13 yards on 18 carries…that’s 0.7 yards per rush. Ouch. In fairness, they ran very well in their first two games despite losing to Michigan State, 27-24. But with only five games left — and a date with No. 10 Wisconsin on deck this weekend — Wolverine fans are a disappointed howling pack.

   That pales in comparison to the disappointment in (Un)Happy Valley as Penn State dropped to 0-3 after a 35-19 home loss to Maryland as a…(double-ouch) 21-point favorite. They had high expectations but laid an egg Saturday, down 28-7 at the half before a shell-shocked crowd that was long gone by the end.

  Let’s get a little Big 10 upbeat, then. Indiana was 2-68 combined against Michigan and Penn State entering this season, but has now vanquished both. Penn State took away the run but Indiana QB Michael Penix Jr. was on the mark: 30-of-50 for 342 yards, 3 TDs, no picks. The Hoosiers are no fluke, either, off an 8-5 2019 campaign where they lost to Tennessee in a bowl by a point and nearly won at Penn State, a 34-27 defeat. This veteran (and talented) group is putting it all together in an impressive 2020 start. They have games against a pair of Top 10 teams (Ohio State, Wisconsin) over the next four weeks.

  In the SEC, the Florida Gators made a statement by thrashing No. 5 Georgia, 44-28, scoring 38 first-half points. Who is QB Kyle Trask? He’s not a newcomer, a senior for the Gators who now has 46 TDs, 10 picks in his Gator career.  And he’s been sensational this season with 20 TDs, 3 picks, including 8 TDs, one pick against a pair of Top 25 teams (Georgia, Texas A&M). Florida’s offense has been great, now 4-1 OVER the total.

  Speaking of Texas A&M, the Aggies are now 5-1, losing to ‘Bama while beating Florida, sitting in the Top 10. They don’t play another Top 25 team until the season finale against Auburn on the road.

   Out West, undefeated BYU comes off a rout of No. 21 Boise State, 51-17, and could end the regular season 10-0 with home games versus North Alabama and SDSU. It’s a pity their only other game against a Top 25 team (Army) was canceled back in September. Junior QB Zach Wilson (21 TDs, 2 INTs) is putting up Heisman numbers. The Cougars will be scoreboard watching, hoping a few teams ahead of them in the polls slip up so they can use their claws and climb.

   Arizona State was a double-digit underdog that gave USC all it could handle in a 28-27 late Trojan comeback. The Sun Devils powered out 258 yards rushing (6.8 ypc)! A gut-wrenching loss, allowing two late TDs….but not for my clients. I had Arizona State as a coveted Blue Ribbon play, which went 2-1 Saturday (including Florida), part of a nice 5-3 overall college weekend.  If you want to join the winning, get on board Jim Hurley’s Network online at VegasSportsMaster.pro, or a free phone call to 1-800-323-4453.

   Now let’s move to the NFL, where I had another winning Sunday highlighted by a Bad Dog of the Week (NY Giants) and the AFC West Coast Shootout Side/Total Parlay (Raiders + Over).

Who Needs Home Field? NFL home teams didn’t exactly shine. It started on Thursday night as the visiting Packers crushed the 49ers, 34-17. The Giants, Ravens, and Texans then followed early Sunday by winning away from home while the Chiefs had to hang on for dear life in a 33-31 squeaker against Carolina as a 10-point home chalk.  

  Carolina must feel snake-bitten. For a 3-6 team they’ve been very competitive, losing to the Bears by 7, the Raiders by 4, at New Orleans by 3, and now at the defending champs by 2.  They rolled up 435 yards on the Chiefs, won the turnover battle…and still lost. Coach Matt Ruhle may be little known, but his Temple teams went 2-10, 6-6, 10-4, and 10-3.  Then his Baylor teams went 1-11, 7-6, and 11-3 before jumping to the NFL. Despite a four-game skid, the Panthers are on a 4-2 spread run. Maybe this young coach is worth watching closely.

Surging Bills: Seattle shut down the Buffalo Bills’ running game (34 yards on 19 carries) Sunday, but QB Josh Allen picked up the slack with a dazzling performance: 31-of-38 for 415 yards, 3 TDs, no picks. Buffalo won the battle of first-place teams, 44-34, announcing to both the AFC and NFC that they are to be reckoned with.  It was a long road trip for Seattle but notice a pattern emerging we’ve seen for many years with the Seahawks: they’re 4-0 SU/3-1 ATS at home this season, 2-2 SU/ATS on the road. They could use anyone from the old Legion of Boom days as this defense continues to get shredded, last in the league in total yards and passing yards allowed. Now 6-2 OVER the total, Legion of Gloom is more like it.

My College Football Blue Ribbon Club is off a 2-1 Saturday, along with a Big 12 Stunner (West Virginia, 17-13 game versus Texas as a +6.5 dog) . Pad your pockets all week with more football winners at Jim Hurley’s Network on VegasSportsMaster.pro, along with NFL Week 10 Side & Total game-day winners at 1-800-323-4453.

Kelso Sturgeon: Weekend Update Sports Betting Newsletter, Games of Nov 7-10

Kelso Sturgeon

From The Desk Of Professional Handicapper Kelso Sturgeon…

100-Unit College Game Of Month Wins Saturday
8-1 This College Season With 50-Unit, 100-Unit Bets

100-Unit NFL Blowout Game Of Week Wins Sunday
This Team Is In The Perfect Spot And Has 95% Chance To Win


#1 Ranked Clemson (7-0) At #4 Notre Dame (6-0)
Is -5.5 Favorite Without QB Lawrence
True Freshman D.J. Uiagalelei Starts Against Irish

Seahawks (6-1) At Bills (6-2) Showdown Highlights
2-0 NFL Sunday…Hawks -3 Favorites

Buffalo 3-5 ATS, 2-2 At Home…Seahawks 5-2, 2-1 on Road


USC Trojans, Oregon Ducks 2-1 Co-Favorites
To Win Pac-12 Title As Season Opens
6-Game Season…Championship December 12

If ever a football weekend should carry a “bettor beware” label, this is it in both the colleges
and the NFL. Eight college games have already been cancelled because of the coronavirus
pandemic and there may be more. Some NFL teams are struggling with COVID-19 in a manner
that can/will impact the outcome of games. It is pay attention time.


Today’s college schedule is loaded with marquee TV games in which each team is very much in
need of a win–#8 Florida at #5 Georgia, Michigan at #13 Indiana, Arizona State at #20 Southern
California, and of course #1 Clemson (7-0) at #4 Notre Dame (6-0). When I say all these teams
need to win, they do, whether to protect their rankings or regain a bit of lost glamour.


The NFL offers a dynamite scheduled headed by the Seattle Seahawks (6-1) at the Buffalo Bills
(6-Jaguars (6-2). It’s Tom Brady vs. Drew Breese and all the drama that goes with that. And then
we have the Pittsburgh Steelers, the only unbeaten team in the league at 7-0 at the hapless
Dallas Cowboys.

Despite the challenges of the weekend, I’m ready for it—so ready I am releasing my 100-unit
College Game of the Month today and my NFL Blowout Game of the Week Sunday.


No college game is attracting more attention than the Clemson Tigers-Notre Dame Fighting Irish
matchup. It is the acid test for both teams, each of which hopes to make the playoffs and
advance to the national championship game. Clemson opened a 4-point favorite, with a total of
48.5 but bettors have pushed those numbers to -5.5 and 51.5.
The game begins at 7:30 EDT and will be televised on NBC.

Clemson is the logical favorite, with a record of 76-5 over the last five and one-half seasons. The
Tigers have also played in four of the last five national championship games and have won two
of them. While the Irish fall a bit short of those numbers, it must be noted they are 39-6 over
the past three and one-half seasons, and 19-1 at home in that time frame.


Added to the challenge of handicapping this contest is the fact, starting quarterback, junior
Trevor Lawrence, the hands-down favorite to win the Heisman Trophy, will miss the game
because he is not yet finished with going through the pandemic protocol.


This is going to be a physical battle between two of the giants of college football and I am going
to release it as my top Best Bets Club play of the day a 15 units. You can win the game, plus get
the cash with two additional best bets, for just $10, charged to your major credit card or to Pay
Pal. The games are available on this website and toll free at my office…1-800-55-2255.


100-Unit College Game Of The Month Set To Win
Today…8-1 In Last Nine 50/100-Unit Bets

Winning big bets in college football is not an accident, and I believe my 8-1 record with my last
nine 50/100-unit plays supports that thought. With those numbers in mind I am stepping things
up to the 100-unit level today, releasing my College Football Game of the Month. The
handicapping factors of situation, circumstance, and a soft betting line equal a dominating
winner, and we have a game between teams that support the positive vs. the negative in those
elements.


The team I am releasing is a modest favorite that also is primed to play its best game of the
season and is meeting a team that right now is on the downside of its betting profile.
I will be releasing this 100-unit College Football Game of the Month for just $50, charged to
your major credit card or to Pay Pal. The game is available on this website and toll free at my
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8-1 This College Season With 50-Unit, 100-Unit Bets
10/4…Miami-OH (+1) 38, Ball State 31 (Won)
10/31…Wake Forest Demon Deacons (-12) 38, Syracuse Orange 14 (Won)
10/24…Kansas State (-20-) 55, Kansas Jayhawks 14 (Won)
10/23…Tulsa Golden Hurricane (-11) 42, South Florida Bulls 13 (Won)
10/17…Navy Midshipmen (-3.5) 27, East Carolina 23 (Won)
10/10…Virginia Tech Hokies (+3) 45, North Carolina 56 (Lost)
10/3…Tennessee Volunteers (-12.5) 35, Missouri Tigers 12 (Won)
9/26…BYU Cougars (-14) 48, Troy Trojans 7 (Won)
9/19…Central Florida Knights (-9.5) 49, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 21 (Won)


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HANDICAPPING THE COLLEGES TODAY…

–While Clemson will be without superstar quarterback Trevor Lawrence, the 1-10
favorite to win the Heisman Trophy and be the #1 pick in the NFL draft, the Tigers will not be
going bear hunting with a slingshot. Taking his place will be true freshman D.J. Uiagalelei, the
country’s top-rated high school graduate last year. He is a high school All-American from St.
John Bosco in Bellflower, California. He left there with a record of 10,496 passing yards and 127
career touchdowns, with just 11 interceptions. He got his first start at Clemson last week
against Boston College, and after overcoming the early jitters, brought the Tigers back from the
biggest Memorial Stadium in history. Down 18-0 to BC, the freshman got it all together to lead
his team to a 34-28 victory. He completed 30-of-41 passes for 342 yards and two touchdowns
without an interception. He also rushed for another TD.


–The Georgia Bulldogs remain a solid 3-point favorite over the Florida Gators, despite the fact they have a host of injuries. The game will again be played in Jacksonville. Georgia opened -5 and was bet down to -3. Something will have to give. Georgia is ranked second in the country in scoring defense, allowing just 12.5 points per game while Florida is ranked 12th in scoring at 42.0 points per game


–#15 Indiana is off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 1991 and hosts a suspect
Michigan (1-1) squad that opened the season at home with a 49-24 win over Minnesota and
then fell there to Michigan State, 27-24, as a 24.5-point favorite. Which Wolverine team will
show up in Bloomington today? These teams have met 32 times and Michigan stands 31-1 in
those games.


HANDICAPPING THE NFL SUNDAY…

–The New Orleans Saints at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is loaded with intrigue as these
two teams both believe they are good enough to win the Super Bowl. The Bucs (6-2) are in first
place in the NFC South, followed by the Saints at 5-2. New Orleans won the first meeting, 34-23,
in a game that was not as close as the final score. Tampa Bay is a 5.5-point favorite, and it is of
some significance 61% of the money wagered thus far is om the Bucs.


–The Seattle Seahawks are definitely one of the top 3-4 teams in the NFL, but they have
a problem that is certain to bite them in the butt. The Hawks are an offense power house but
have the worst defense in the NFL, giving up 460.9 yards and 28.4 points per game.


–With starting QB Dak Prescott out for the season, and with his back-up Andy Dalton
still going through the concussion protocol, the Dallas Cowboys will start their fourth
quarterback of the season. It will be either 3-year veteran Garrett Gilbert (SMU) or 3-year
veteran Cooper Rush (Central Michigan) under center against Pittsburgh. The two have a
combined nine NFL starts.


COLLEGE GAMES THAT HAVE BEEN CANCELLED OR POSTPONED TODAY…
Air Force at Army
Tulsa at Navy
Arizona at Utah
Washington at California
UTSA at Rice
Louisiana Tech at North Texas
Louisville at Virginia
Florida International at UTEP

Today’s Season Opening Pac-12 Schedule
Arizona State Sun Devils (8-5) at #20 USC Trojans (8-5)

12:00 EDT…FOX…USC -10.5

Stanford Cardinal (4-8) at #12 Oregon Ducks (12-2)

7:30 EDT…ABC…Oregon -11.5
UCLA Bruins (4-8) at Colorado Buffaloes (5-7)
7:00 EDT,…ESPN2…UCLA -6

Washington State (6-7) at Oregon State Beavers (5-7)
10:30 EDT…Fox Sports 1…Oregon State -3
Arizona Wildcats (4-8) at Utah Utes (11-3)
Cancelled
Washington Huskies (8-5) at California Golden Bears (8-5)
Cancelled

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Jim Sez: Jim Hurley’s Football Weekend Preview , Nov 5, 2020

Jim Cashes in with Giants
on Monday Night 

Top 10 Showdown in South Bend
+ Streaking Steelers 

  It’s nice to end the football weekend winning, as I did Monday night cashing with the underdog Giants, who nearly pulled the upset of Tampa Bay. It shows you how even the talent level in the pros is with the 2-TD underdog Giants hanging in there right until the final missed call — err , play.

   Now we start a new week with a slew of college football showdowns and rivalries, along with one unbeaten NFL team left. But college football’s Top 4 will see some changes: Clemson, ‘Bama, Ohio State, and Notre Dame are 1-4…but two of them are playing each other.

Notre Dame’s RB Kyren Williams leads Irish against Tigers this week

Clemson at Notre Dame: So where were you on October 13, 2017? It was so long ago of course you don’t remember. But it was a Friday night and the last time the Clemson Tigers lost a regular-season game, 27-24 at Syracuse.  They went 12-1 that regular season, along with back-to-back 13-0 marks the last two years. They had to scratch and claw like real Tigers last week to remain unbeaten, rallying from 28-13 down to nip Boston College. Now another tough test, heading out on the road to No. 4 Notre Dame…and without their starting quarterback. Trevor Lawrence is still out, so backup freshman D.J. Uigalelei is behind center after throwing for 342 yards against B.C. Lawrence (17 TDs, 2 INTs) has dropped from +150 to +300 to win the Heisman as he battles Covid-19.

   Notre Dame will be rockin’ for this showdown. The Irish are 34-19 ATS against teams averaging 450+ yards. These teams met in the 2018 Cotton Bowl with Clemson rolling, 30-3, adding even more fuel to the anticipation.  While Clemson has thumped then-No. 7 Miami, this will be Notre Dame’s first Top 25 battle. Speaking of unbeaten streaks, the Irish haven’t lost since Halloween 2019, a 45-14 thrashing at Michigan. Norte Dame will likely try to go to its ground game behind Kyren Williams and Chris Tyree (both averaging over 5.6 ypc) to control the ball and the clock. Will that mean a low scoring tilt? The Irish are fourth in the nation in points allowed (10.3 pg), while Clemson is #11 (15.6 ppg).  And Notre Dame is 90-57 UNDER the total versus winning teams, including 52-22 UNDER against teams with a 75% winning percentage or better.

Michigan at Indiana: The Big 10 season is only one week old but we have a Top 25 showdown here. Must-win Michigan can’t wait to get back on the field after a stunning loss at home to rival Michigan State, 27-24. Ouch.  Oddly, they beat No. 21 Minnesota in the opener, 49-24, then lost to an unranked team as 18-point chalk (double ouch). What went wrong? The secondary got shredded for 323 yards.

  They will try to regroup against Indiana QB Mike Pennix, Jr., leading an offense that is averaging 36.5 points. The catch is, the Hoosiers aren’t averaging many yards, just 279 total yards per game with a paltry 75 yard rushing average. Two games are a small sample size, but in 2019 Indiana had a terrific attack putting up 432.8 yards and 31.8 points per contest. Something’s gotta give as both teams have plenty to prove. Michigan has won 10 straight against Indiana and the Hoosiers are 34-53 ATS as a home dog.

Georgia vs. Florida: Another outdoor cocktail party in Jacksonville. Florida’s defense was 10th in college football in yards allowed in 2019, but they’ve had quite a drop-off surrendering 433.3 yards and 29.3 points per game in 2020. They struggled badly in their only game against a Top 25 team, losing 41-38 to Texas A&M allowing over 200 yards rushing and passing. And A&M was a ridiculous 12-of-15 on third down.

 Georgia also has only one loss, to Alabama, 41-24, along with a pair of wins over Top 20 teams Auburn (27-6) and Tennessee (44-21). The defense has been strong, #13 in yards allowed, #12 in points (16.2 pg). It’s the passing offense that’s a concern (#60 in the nation in yards), with a pair of QBs combining for 7 TDs, 6 picks. Georgia has won the last two years, 24-17 and 36-17. Another defensive duel? The UNDER is on a 6-2-1 run when these SEC rivals clash.

My Pro Stunner releases are 6-2 this season, cashing with the Broncos Sunday, losing with the Bills,  winning with the Dolphins (24-0) and Panthers (27-24 as a +7 dog) the previous two weeks.  If you want to get on board big winners for the entire week they’re available now on Jim Hurley’s Network online at VegasSportsMaster.pro, or one easy (and free) phone call to 1-800-323-4453. Now on to Sunday!

Packers at 49ers (Thursday): A short week and both teams are reeling from embarrassing Sunday performances. Which means someone is going to have a long week ahead riding a two-game skid. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers (20 TDs, 2 INTs) is quietly having an MVP season leading an offense that is third in scoring (31.3 ppg). But they’ve dropped two of three after a 28-22 loss at home to Minnesota surrendering 173 yards rushing. The good news is they are still in first place.

  That’s not the case for the last-place 49ers, off a 37-27 thumping at Seattle (down 30-7 in the fourth). And the news gets worse with QB Jimmy Garoppolo and star TE George Kittle out for a while. Last year, San Fran allowed 30+ points twice in 16 regular-season games. In 2020, twice in the last four games they’ve allowed 37 and 43 points. Many teams that lose the Super Bowl have everything go wrong the following season and you have to start wondering if there’s a rain cloud hovering over the 49ers.

Seahawks at Bills: East meets West…with West traveling East! It’s also a showdown between a pair of first-place teams. Seattle isn’t playing defense very well, dead last in total yards allowed (460.9 per game). But QB Russell Wilson (26 TDs, 6 INTs) is papering over that weak spot with a dazzling season leading an attack that is third in total yards and passing, No. 1 in points (34.3 pg). Those team stats are a recipe for high scoring games and they are 5-1-1 OVER the total. Two of their three road games have sailed OVER by 14 and 16 points, while the lone UNDER at Miami was by a point.

   Buffalo is on a 5-2-1 run OVER behind young QB Josh Allen (16 TDs, 5 INTs), who has been very good leading an offense that is #13 in yards, #10 in passing. The Bills keep games close, with wins by 3, 10, 3, 7, 8, and 3 points. Oddly, the Bills are getting outscored on the season (-1) while Seattle is +41 in point differential. This is not a great situational spot for Seattle, off a big win at home over a division rival and now flying 2,500 miles. And the Seahawks are 17-33 ATS on the road off a home win by 10+ points.

Ravens at Colts: A potential AFC playoff preview between two 5-2 teams. You need to be well-coached to win on the road and Baltimore is, a perfect 3-0 away from home. You wonder if they will have a hangover, though, after losing a divisional showdown at home to rival Pittsburgh, 28-24, as a favorite. This defense is exceptional, Top 10 in yards allowed and against the pass, plus No. 2 in points surrendered (18.9 pg). They are 10-3 ATS versus the AFC, 33-16-6 ATS on the road against a team with a winning home record.

  Indy has a perfect home mark (3-0) and has an impressive 19-11 win at Chicago under its belt. But the schedule hasn’t been difficult and their top two running backs are averaging 3.7 and 3.9 yards per carry. The offense is in the middle of the pack in yards, just #25 in rushing. Are Colts fans worried? A year ago they also started 5-2…and finished 7-9. Trend alert: When these teams clash the Ravens are 1-10 ATS and the UNDER is 11-1.

Saints at Bucs: A must-watch divisional showdown between eventual Hall of Fame QBs. New Orleans has won four straight by 6, 3, 3, and 3 points. The offense is one of the best in the league averaging 29.4 points and every game has gone OVER the total (7-0). Tampa Bay’s new QB Tom Brady (20 TDs, 4 INTs) has been the missing piece and they haven’t lost yet at home. The Saints are on a 28-10 ATS run on the road, 20-6 ATS as a dog. They beat the Bucs in the opener, 34-23, so this is a huge game for late-season tie-breakers. There wasn’t much offense in that first meeting as the Bucs had the edge just 310-271. And the UNDER is 9-3 when they clash on this field.

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Kelso Sturgeon’s BI-WEEKLY UPDATE SPORTS BETTING NEWSLETTER, Nov 4-6

Kelso Sturgeon

From The Desk Of Professional Handicapper Kelso Sturgeon…

50-Unit Blowout Bet Launches MAC Football
Season Tonight…Buffalo 5-2 To Win It All
Packers (5-2) 3-Point Favorites At 49ers (4-4)
Thursday…A Winning 25-Unit Bounce-Back Bet

9 BYU (7-0) At #21 Boise State (1-0) Tops 2-0

College Football Thursday…2 TV Best Bets
Three Days To Build Your Bankroll For Giant
100-Unit College, NFL Games This Weekend

I am a long-time member of the philosophical world of Stoicism, What is is, so accept it.
Challenging that belief has been this college football season. Think about it. On one Saturday
Rutgers buries Michigan State, 38-27, and on the next Saturday, Michigan State knocks off then
nationally-ranked Michigan, 27-24. It is the same scenario with the Maryland Terrapins who
opened the season with a 43-3 loss at Northwestern, showing zero offense, and bounce back a
week later with a 45-44 overtime win over Minnesota.


Talking to myself, no. It is what it is.


I am bringing up this subject because the Mid-American Conference opens its six-game season
tonight and the PAC-12 begins its seven-game schedule Saturday. Caution remains a part of the
handicapping process. One must find solid edges for any team on which one wants to bet, and
that is going to require a ton of extra work because 90% of those edges are hidden from public
view. Find them.


I put in the time and do the work and it is paying major dividends this incredibly challenging and
confusing college season. The edges are there to win. It is just as simple as that.


7-1 This College Season With 50-Unit, 100-Unit Bets

10/31…Wake Forest Demon Deacons (-12) 38, Syracuse Orange 14 (Won)
10/24…Kansas State (-20-) 55, Kansas Jayhawks 14 (Won)
10/23…Tulsa Golden Hurricane (-11) 42, South Florida Bulls 13 (Won)
10/17…Navy Midshipmen (-3.5) 27, East Carolina 23 (Won)
10/10…Virginia Tech Hokies (+3) 45, North Carolina 56 (Lost)
10/3…Tennessee Volunteers (-12.5) 35, Missouri Tigers 12 (Won)
9/26…BYU Cougars (-14) 48, Troy Trojans 7 (Won)
9/19…Central Florida Knights (-9.5) 49, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 21 (Won)


For the record, I intent to keep right on winning those big games, with a 50-unit bet launching
the MAC season tonight. It’s right back Saturday with a 100-unit college winner and a 100-
unit NFL Game of the Month Sunday. Say hello to my Personal Best Club.


MAC Schedule For Wednesday Night
(Last Year’s Records In Parentheses

Ball State Cardinals (5-7) at Miami-OH Redhawks (8-6)
7:00 EDT…CBS Sports Network…Miami -3.5
Eastern Michigan Eagles (6-7) at Kent State Golden Flashes (7-6)
6:00 EDT…ESPN+…Kent State -6.5
Western Michigan Broncos (7-6) at Akron Zips (0-12)
6:00 EDT…ESPN3…Western Michigan -16
Buffalo Bulls (8-5) at Northern Illinois Huskies (5-7)
7:00 EDT…ESPN2…Buffalo -10
Ohio Bobcats (7-6) at Central Michigan Chippewas (8-6)
7:00 EDT…ESPN…Eastern Michigan -1.5
Bowling Green Falcons (3-9) at Toledo Rockets (6-6)
8:00 EDT…ESPNU…Toledo -19.5

NFL/College Schedule For Thursday Night
Green Bay Packers (5-2) at San Francisco 49ers
8:20 EDT…FOX, NFL Network…Packers -3

Utah State Aggies (0-2) at Nevada Wolfpack (2-0)
7:00 EDT…Fox Sports 1…Nevada -14.5
Wyoming Cowboys (1-1) at Colorado State Rams (0-1)
9:00 EDT…CBS Sports Network…Wyoming -3.5


College Schedule For Friday Night
11 Miami Hurricanes (5-1) at N.C. State Wolfpack (4-2)
7:30 EDT…ESPN…Miami -9.5
San Jose State Spartans (2-0) at San Diego State Aztecs (2-0)
9:00 EDT…CBS Sports Network…San Diego State -9.5
9 BYU Cougars (7-0) at #21 Boise State Broncos (2-0)
9:45 EDT…Fox Sports 1…BYU -2.5


Odds To Win Mid-American Championship

BUFFALO BULLS 5-2
OHIO BOBCATS 7-2
MIAMI REDHAWKS 6-1
TOLEDO ROCKETS 6-1
WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS 6-1
BALL STATE CARDINALS 9-1
CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS 9-1
KENT STATE GOLDEN FLASHES 10-1
NORTHERN ILLINOIS HUSKIES 14-1
EASTERN MICHIGAN EAGLES 50-1
AKRON ZIPS 100-1
BOWLING GREEN FALCONS 100-1


As noted by the headlines, I am confident we will have quite a money run leading to the
weekend, with winners Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. You will receive the weekend
newsletter early Saturday morning. It will cover the big games, including details about the
opening of the Pac-12 season. Do not forget those 100-unit winners set for Saturday and
Sunday.

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Jim Sez: Jim Hurley’s Football Weekend Wrap-up, November 2, 2020

GIANTS WIN BIG ON MONDAY NIGHT
More Big Winners coming this week…..

Clemson & Maryland: Saturday’s Comeback Kids 

  MNF Bucs at Giants: Tampa Bay is one of the top teams in the NFC while the rebuilding Giants are going nowhere except high up in the draft again. The betting number reflects that as Tampa Bay is #14 in total yards on offense, eighth in passing, second in points (31.7 pg).  It’s the defense that has been impressive, tops in the NFL in yards allowed, seventh in points (20.3 pg).  QB Tom Brady (18 TDs, 4 INTs) has been outstanding, while the Giants have a kid learning the ropes in QB Dan Jones (5 TDs, 7 INTs). New York’s defense hasn’t been that bad, ranked #14 in scoring allowed (24.9 ppg). The Giants are 85-60 ATS against teams averaging 5.65 yards per play or more, while the Bucs are on a 16-5 run OVER the total, including 21-8 OVER on the road.

Eastern Michigan at Kent State: The mighty MAC opens its season Wednesday. Eastern Michigan QBs threw for 27 TDs, 12 picks last season, making a bowl after a 6-6 regular season. However, they had a 3-5 MAC record because of a bad defense. 30 of their last 50 games have been decided by seven points or less. Kent State comes off a 7-6 campaign and returns QB Dustin Crum, who had 20 TDs, 2 picks in 2019. This team plays a wide-open offensive style that is fun to watch, averaging 29.2 points and 186.7 yards rushing. These teams last met two years ago in a 28-20 Kent victory but it was late in the season in cold weather. They combined to go 7-for-32 on third down, which won’t be the case in this rematch.  Kent has won the last two meetings, though Eastern Michigan is on a 25-13 ATS run on the road.

College Football Wrap-Up: Unbeatens No. 1 Clemson and Notre Dame highlight the upcoming weekend, but the 26-point favorite Tigers had to hang on for dear life to remain that way against Boston College. Down 28-13 at the half (at home!), Clemson found a new star in freshman backup QB D.J. Uigalelei. The kid with the unpronounceable name was outstanding with 342 yards despite getting banged up that limited him as a runner. No need for quick legs with that arm, kid. Lost in the shuffle was that Clemson was 3-for-3 on fourth down. Reminds me of another Clemson/Boston college thriller when a little know quarterback rallied the Eagles to a stunning 17-17 tie on the same Death Valley field against then-defending national champion Clemson. The kid’s name? Doug Flutie, back in 1982.

  While B.C. didn’t pull the upset Saturday, Michigan State did, stunning rival Michigan as a +23 road dog, 27-24. That’s the second week in a row a Top 20 Big 10 team got upset after Indiana surprised Penn State. After Spartan QB Rocky Lombardi had two picks and a fumble in loss to Rutgers, he was dazzling against Michigan for 323 yards, 3 TDs, no picks. Coming into the game, Lombardi had more picks (7) than TDs (6) in his MSU career.

   Last week I wrote that the last three meetings between Big 12 rivals Texas and Oklahoma State had been decided by 12 points. Add another thriller to that list as the teams went to overtime. Oklahoma State had a whopping edge in yards (527-287) but the second-most important number that mattered was turnovers, and Texas had that important edge 4-0. The most important number, of course, is the final score, with the underdog Longhorns winning , 41-34.

   The betting numbers on smaller schools count cash the same as the big-name TV games. Coastal Carolina cracked the Top 20, then cracked Georgia State on the road, 51-0, as a small favorite. C.C. has outstanding balance on offense and ended up with 280 yards passing, 250 rushing, an offensive coach’s dream.

 Follow the money….and fast:  Purdue went from a 4-point favorite to 10 by kickoff…and won 31-24 at Illinois.  A 14-0 fourth quarter by the Illini brought the dreaded “backdoor cover” to the surface and wiped the smile off those late chalk eaters. And a tip of the cap to the Maryland Terrapins, an 18-point home dog that beat Minnesota in a wild one, 45-44, after trailing by 17 in the fourth quarter. The Maryland defense didn’t show up surrendering 262 yards rushing, but the Terrapin ground attack was even better with 281 yards rushing while averaging (are you sitting down?)…9.1 yards per carry!  Combine that with their 394 yards passing and that’s 675 total yards. Think the Gopher defense will be having extra film study this week?

  Speaking of following the $$$, my Saturday Grand Slam releases cashed big-time (75%) with Duke (53-19), Cincinnati (49-10), and Wake Forest (38-14). Throw in my Big 10 Upset of the Day winner (Northwestern) and customers are currently purchasing XXL-pants to hold the second wallet they’re also buying.  If you want to join the fun (and the winning), get on board Jim Hurley’s Network online at VegasSportsMaster.pro, or a free phone call to 1-800-323-4453.

   Now let’s move to the NFL, where I was unbeaten with totals (1-0-1), cashing with the Browns/Raiders under and a push with the Vikings/Packers…

Steeler-Mania: The Pittsburgh Steelers remain the NFL’s only unbeaten team after a 28-24 comeback at rival Baltimore. It was also the second straight week they were an underdog. With games against the Cowboys, Bengals, and Jaguars on deck they’ll probably be 9-0, so do we dare think about them running the rare 16-0 table? No. This team is very good everywhere, but they’ve won games by 5, 7, 3 and 4 points. Their biggest challenges will be the rematch with Baltimore, a home game versus the Colts, and a road trip to first-place Buffalo. And on Sunday, the Ravens ran for 265 yards (5.6 ypc) while outgaining the Steelers 457-221.

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   20-point NFL underdogs are a rarity and the huge dog has been historically outstanding against the spread. But not on Sunday as the +20 Jets lost at Kansas City, 35-9, though it was close ATS. While much of the talk the next month might be on the Steelers running the table, the punchless Jets can do the same thing…in the other direction. New York is winless and has scored more than 17 points once all year and has been held to 10 or less five times, on a 5-1 run UNDER the total. Is Broadway Joe available?

New AFC East Power?  The Buffalo Bills had a Top 10 defense in 2019 that was expected to propel them to a strong 2020. They have been very good, in first place after defeating rival New England, 24-21. However, the defense hasn’t been carrying the team, in the middle of the pack in yards and points allowed.  The offense has been the surprise, #13 in yards gained, Top 10 in passing behind young QB Josh Allen (16 TDs, 4 INTs). New WR Stefon Diggs has quietly been a terrific addition leading the team in yards and catches. Their next three games are all against the NFC West, the best division in football, so we’ll get a good look at whether the young Bills are contenders or pretenders.

    Does the Super Bowl winner come out of that NFC West? Heading into Sunday’s games every NFC West team had a winning record, plus all four teams had more points scored than allowed, the only division that can say that.  I had the Seahawks as a big Blue Ribbon winner as QB Russell Wilson (26 TDs, 6 picks) had 4 TDs, no interceptions, and WR D.J. Metcalf was a monster with 12 catches for 161 yards and 2 of those TDs. Russell turned 31 late last week, carved up his birthday cake, then carved up a 49ers’ defense that was fifth in yards and points allowed, third against the pass.

My Pro Stunner releases are 6-2 this season, cashing with the Broncos Sunday, losing with the Bills,  winning with the Dolphins (24-0) and Panthers (27-24 as a +7 dog) the previous two weeks.

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Jim Sez: Football Weekend Preview, October 29, 2020

Irish Sandwiches + Angry Nittany Lions 

  Some college football coaches purposely run up the score for various reasons, though none would likely admit it. I’ve seen Jimmy Johnson, Steve Spurrier, and Urban Meyer do it. In 2012, the one-loss fifth-ranked Buckeyes were on the outside of the college football playoffs when they faced Wisconsin in the Big 10 title game. Ohio State won 59-0, keeping them in the Top 4 conversation.  Running it up paid off, as they moved up in the standings and went on to beat top-ranked Alabama (42-35) and Oregon (42-20) to win the national title.

   Now in 2020, Ohio State opened the Big 10 season with a 52-17 thumping of Nebraska covering as 23-point chalk. With the abbreviated schedule, there is incentive to win their games and roll up plenty of points. From a handicapping point of view, keep this in mind with teams currently out of the Top 4 rankings, like Michigan, Oklahoma State, Florida, Texas A&M, and even BYU.  Winning each week is the goal, but some teams have motivation to pour it on.

  Winning one-sided games at the wagering window is my focus. If you want to get on board big winners in all sports for the entire week they’re available now on Jim Hurley’s Network online at VegasSportsMaster.pro, or one easy (and free) phone call to 1-800-323-4453. Now on to the games!

Notre Dame at Georgia Tech: Who is No. 1 in college football defensively? Northwestern, allowing 3 points per game. Okay, so they’ve only played one game. So who’s No. 1 that has played more than one game? Notre Dame, allowing 9.8 points after five victories.  After answering questions about why they struggled at home against Louisville (a 12-7 win), they demolished Pitt on the road, 45-3.  Now up is a trip to Georgia Tech. The Irish are a 20-point favorite….in a sandwich spot. It’s their second straight road game and a showdown with No. 1 Clemson is on deck.  Notre Dame has covered 7 of 10 as chalk and for totals bettors, the Irish are 23-8 UNDER after scoring 40+ points in their last game.

Ohio State at Penn State: Think of this as Week 2 in September. It’s a fascinating matchup, with Ohio State in the Top 5 visiting a talented Penn State team off a gut-wrenching overtime loss to Indiana, 36-35. It’s the home opener for Penn State, still in the Top 20, so an all-out effort and a win would erase the Hoosier sting. The backfield is thinning, however, without RB Journey Brown (undisclosed medical condition) and Noah Cain out the rest of the year after an injury versus Indiana. Sophomore RB Devyn Ford is now the featured Nittany Lion back. 

   Ohio State is 35-16 ATS when playing on natural grass, though they have failed to cover four in a row against Penn State.  And the home team has covered 5 of the last 7 meetings. Finally, a super betting trend that favors the double-digit home dog: College football road favorites like Ohio State off a home win by 17+ points are 4-23 ATS against an opponent off an upset loss as a road favorite of 7 or more.

Texas at Oklahoma State: But for a few breaks Texas (3-2) could by 5-0, losing to TCU by two points and a wild four-overtime loss to Oklahoma. The offense is averaging 45 points (sixth in the nation) . No. 6 Oklahoma State comes off its first real test of the season, squeaking by Iowa State (24-21). Did you know their quarterbacks have as many interceptions (4) as TDs?

   It’s the Cowboy defense and three-headed ground attack behind Chuba Hubbard, LD Brown, and Dezmon Jackson that has carried the offense, all averaging over 5 yards per carry. This looks like another close one after Ok-State lost at then No. 12 Texas a year ago, 36-30. The Cowboys got their rushing yards (226) but the Longhorns had over 200 yards rushing and passing. And the total yardage was almost even: 498-494 in favor of the winning team. The road team is 10-3 ATS when these Big 12 rivals clash and the OVER has cashed 7 of the last 8 meetings in Stillwater. Another photo finish? The past three meetings have been decided by 12 points.

Falcons at Panthers (Thursday): A quick turnaround for these AFC South division rivals, both off close losses Sunday. Atlanta has a fine QB in Matt Ryan (12 TDs, 3 INTs) but nothing else is going right. Coach Dan Quinn was fired and interim Raheem Morris is trying to pick up the pieces. After a 40-23 rout at Minnesota, the Falcons reverted back to their frustrating ways, off a one-point loss to the Lions at home. Close defeats have dogged this franchise ever since blowing the Super Bowl to the Patriots just three years ago. For totals players, note that the Falcons are 20-8-1 OVER against losing teams.

   The Panthers also have a productive QB in Teddy Bridgewater (8 TDs, 5 INTs) and the defense has been pretty good, #13 in yards allowed and points (24 ppg). But they have a losing home record and have also lost too many close games, with three defeats by 4, 7, and 3 points. The home team is 11-5 ATS when they clash, and the UNDER is 11-3-1, including 12-3-2 UNDER on this field.

Steelers at Ravens: Here they go again, the AFC North punching bag rivals. The Ravens have won three of the past four meetings, including a sweep (28-10; 26-23 in OT) last year, but the Steelers are flying high, the only unbeaten team in the NFL.  38-year old QB Ben Roethlisberger (13 TDs, 4 INTs) is off to a strong start but the offense only ranks #20 in total yards, #22 in passing. The Steelers are 20-7-2 ATS as an underdog, including 34-16-2 ATS as a road dog versus teams with winning home records. It’s the attacking defense that is leading the way, No. 1 in yards allowed, sixth in points (19.7 pg), second against the run (68.8 yards rushing pg). 

   That last stat is key as Baltimore’s run-oriented offense is tops in the NFL for the second straight season averaging 164.3 yards per contest behind QB Lamar Jackson (10 TDs, 2 INTs) and RB Mark Ingram.  The Ravens are also a defensive powerhouse, fourth in yards allowed, fifth against the pass, third in points (17.6 pg) surrendered. Baltimore is on a 7-3-1 ATS run against Pittsburgh. The Steelers are also 20-6-1 under the total as a dog, 39-12-1 under away from home, and the dog is 18-7-3 ATS when these rivals lock horns.

Saints at Bears: The great offense versus the powerhouse defense! Chicago’s defense is once again Top 10 in yards allowed, passing yards, and points (20 pg). The offense, though, is not impressive with their two QBs throwing 12 TDs, 9 picks. Current starter Nick Foles has as many picks (6) as TDs. The Saints have no such worries with QB Drew Brees (11 TDs, 3 INTs), but have other offensive concerns. WR Emmanuel Sanders (positive COVID-19 test) didn’t play last week while reigning receiving king Michael Thomas hasn’t played since Week 1. The Saints are on a 36-17 ATS run on the road, including 20-6 ATS away versus teams with winning home marks. This game is November the 1st, outdoors in Chicago on Sunday, and it is projected to be 40 degrees and windy.  Keep updated weather reports on speed-dial, as windy/cold conditions can curb stats and influence betting lines – especially if one team has a Top 10 defense.

My Pro Stunner releases are 5-1 (80%) this season cashing with the Dolphins (24-0) and Panthers (27-24 as a +7 dog) the last two weeks. Pad your Saturday pockets with college football winners at Jim Hurley’s Network on VegasSportsMaster.pro, along with NFL Week 8 Sides & Totals game-day winners at 1-800-323-4453.

Kelso Football Forecast Newsletter, October 29, 2020

Kelso Sturgeon

Kelso kicks off week 8 in the NFL with another Thursday night winner.  Atlanta Falcons + 2.5  25-17 over Carolina Panthers

GIANTS finish Week 8 Monday Night Over Bucs, another Big KELSO WINNER….

Bookmakers Make #3 Ohio State (1-0) 12.5-Point
Favorite At #18 Penn State (0-1) Which Is 17-1 In Last 18 Home Openers…Will Be Top Best Bet Play Saturday

High-Priced Dolphin Rookie Tua Tagovailoa Replaces Fitzpatrick As QB And Has A Lot To Prove Steelers Off To 1 st 6-0 Start In 42 Years And Are A Legitimate Super Bowl Contender At Odds Of 17-2
KC Still 4-1 Favorite, Ravens 6-1, Bucs 8-1

3-0 With 50-Unit College/NFL Bets Last Week And Going For 2 More This Weekend

My Highrollers Club Is On Fire, Going 3-0
With 50-Unit Winners Last week…Another One Today


I went 3-0 with my 50-unit highroller plays last week, stand 5-1 this season with these games, and today am going for my third straight 50-unit College Game of the Week winner with a modest favorite that grades out as at least a 4-touchdown victor. Last week it was Kansas State (-20) in this spot and the Wildcats buried the Kansas Jayhawks by 41 points, 55-14. The team I am releasing as the winner of my 50-unit College Game of the Week is a short-priced favorite that has finally put it all together and is ready to fire its best shot. I look for this team to be in high gear offensively from the get-go and for the first time this
season to play lockdown defense. It all translates into a blowout winner. This Game of the Week contest is a 50-unit Personal Best Club play, and you can win it for just $35, charged to your major credit card or to Pay Pal. The winner is available on the Internet at Vegassportsmasters.pro, or toll free at my office…1-800-755-2255

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Win Tonight’s #3 Ohio State at #18 Penn State Contest As Best Bets Club Goes 3-0 With Three TV Games…

This past Saturday #3 Ohio State (-27.5) crushed Nebraska, 52-17, while then #8-ranked Penn State, a 6.5-point favorite at Indiana, lost to the Hoosiers, 36-35 in overtime. Ohio State’s win was expected, Indiana’s was not. The victory was Indiana’s first over a Top 10 team in 33 years and its first home win against a Top Ten team in 53 years. Ohio State at Penn State will be the highlight of a 3-0 day.

Today’s 3-0 Best Bets Club Betting Menu
LSU Tigers (2-2) at Auburn Tigers (2-2)
3:30 EDT…CBS…LSU -3

Texas Longhorns (3-2) at #6 Oklahoma State Cowboys (4-0)

4:00 EDT…FOX…OSU -3.5
3 Ohio State Buckeyes (1-0) at #18 Penn State Nittany Lions (0-1)

7:30 EDT…ABC…Ohio State -12

On the basis of Ohio State’s win and Penn State’s loss, bookmakers opened the game with the
Buckeyes the -10 road favorites and watched as the public stepped in and moved the number
upwards to the current -12.5 in some betting shops and -13 in others.

Looking at Ohio State…The Buckeyes got an outstanding performance last week from quarterback Justin Fields, the second choice at 5-1 to win the Heisman Trophy, who completed 20-of-21 passes for 276 yards and two touchdowns. The running game was a bit weak as they rushed for 222 yards (55 yards by Trey Sermon, 41 yards by Master Teague) This could be quite
a negative in a tight game where ball control depends on the running game to protect leads in the late going. While numbers are rather insignificant after just one game, it is of note Penn State held Indiana to 211 yards of total offense.

Looking at Penn State…The Nittany Lions turned in a terribly bad game against a dramatically- improved Indiana team but still should have won. They gained 488 yards—250 of it on the ground—while, as noted, held Indiana to just 211 yards of offense. Numbers like those would put a team in the winner’s 90% of the time. Penn State I loaded with talent, as is Ohio State, is well stocked with blue-chippers from top 15 recruiting classes from four the last four years. The Nittany Lions returned eight offensive and five defensive starters from last year’s 11-2 team

Looking at the numbers……Penn State has covered its last four meetings with Ohio State, all as an underdog. The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last seven clashes. Penn State is 17-1 in its last 18 home openers and goes for its eighth straight today. It is 14-14 in 28 Big Ten openers. Was the Penn State loss representative of what is to come, or just one of those things that occasionally happens?

Penn State has covered its last four meetings with Ohio State, all as an underdog. The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last seven clashes. Penn State is 17-1 in its last 18 home openers and goes for its eighth straight today. It is 14-14 in 28 Big Ten openers.
I certainly have a strong feeling about Ohio State-Penn State and will be releasing it as 15-unit play. You can win this game, plus two other 15-unit TV games, for just $15, charged to your major credit card or to Pay Pal. The winners are available on the Internet at Vegassportsmasters.pro, or toll free at my office…1-800-755-2255

The Ups And Downs Of Handicapping The NFL…

–Chargers rookie Justin Herbert (Oregon) is THE quarterback of the future and is the man who will put the team back on the map. In last week’s 39-29 win over Jacksonville completed 27-of-43 passes for 347 yards and three touchdowns. He also led LA in rushing with nine carries for 66 yards.

–Jacksonville Jaguars have now lost six straight, allowing 30 or more points in all those games.

Buffalo Bills were saved by their defense in last week’s 18-10 win at the New York Jets. The Bills offense could not get going and scored all its points on field goals. The Bills defense took over in the second half, limiting the Jets to 17 yards rushing and four yards passing after giving up 116 in the first half.

–The Jets are 0-7 for the first time since 1996 and are 19.5-point underdogs and
defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City (6-1) Sunday.

–Is QB Cam Newton finished in New England. He started the season in sterling fashion, suffered a bout with Covid-19 and appeared completely lost in the Patriots crushing 33-6 defeat at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers. Before being pulled in the second half after the game was out of reach, Newton completed 9-of-15 passes for 98 yards, threw three interceptions,
and recorded an efficiency rating of 39.7.

–Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has led the Miami Dolphins to an unexpected 3-3 start but will ride the bench this week as the fish start high-priced rookie Tua Tagovailoa (Alabama). Seems like a tough sport to start a rookie, with the Los Angeles Chargers 6 th -ranked defense, led by the universally feared Aaron Donald leading the way. LA is a 3.5-point road favorite.

The Entire Weekend College And NFL Betting Schedule

Saturday, Oct. 31
50-Unit College Game Of The Week

Last Week
Kansas State (-20) 55, Kansas 14 (Won)
Going For Another Winning 25-Unit College Dog 3-1 With Last 4 Best Bets Club Set For 3-0 Saturday
Sunday, Nov. 1
50-Unit NFL Game Of The Week
Last Week

Los Angeles Chargers (-7.5) 39, Jacksonville Jaguars 29 (Won)
Going For Another 2-0 Best Bets Club Play

Last Week

Tampa Bay Bucs (-5) 45, Las Vegas Raiders 20 (Won)
Kansas City Chiefs (-7) 43, Denver 16 (Won)

Chairman’s Club Delivers Giant Another 40-Unit Side/Total Parlay

3-1 Last 4
Monday, Nov. 2

Going For Knockout Monday Night Winner
3-1 Last Four Mondays

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER…

The PAC-12 Football Season Begins November 7.
The College Basketball season begins November 25, Thanksgiving Weekend.

IMPORTANT REMINDER…

Two of Saturday’s games have been cancelled or postponed because of pandemic…
Wisconsin at Nebraska
New Mexico at Colorado State


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Jim Sez Football Weekend Wrap-Up, October 27, 2020

An 8-0 National Champion? 

  The first college football playoff ranking will be released in four weeks, even though the Big 10 and Mountain West played their first games this past weekend while the Pac 12 doesn’t start until November 7. Could Oregon run the table and win it all despite playing six regular-season games?  It’s happened before. During the last global pandemic, in 1918, Michigan and Pitt were co-national champions. Michigan was 5-0, Pitt 4-1.

   Did you see one offshore book offered 46-point favorite Clemson on the moneyline just to win its game against Syracuse?  One bettor took them up on it, wagering almost $9,000 to win….$8.60.  He cashed, as the No. 1 Tigers rolled, 47-21. Enjoy that hard-earned payday for a free lunch at Panda Express…though you’ll have to pay for the drink.

    Mack Brown said last week, “I think we’ve been overrated.” He was clearly just talking the normal coaches talk as North Carolina pummeled rival NC State, 48-21, with over 300 yards rushing.  North Carolina just added Western Carolina to the schedule. WC comes off a 3-9 2019 campaign and will be playing a grand total of three games this season.  I can hear Brown now: “You never know what those Western Carolina boys have up their sleeves. We should be the underdog…”

   Ohio State opened the Big 10 season with a 52-17 thumping of Nebraska. Looks like that #5 ranking was justified, though it wasn’t a dominating first half, with the Buckeyes ahead 24-14. Probably just opening game rust.

   The Big 10 shocker was Indiana rallying to stun Penn State, 36-35, in overtime. Just as astounding was Penn State’s domination, outgaining the Hoosiers 488-211, 27-16 in first downs, and an edge in time of possession 40:25-19:35. The difference? Three first-half turnovers and 10 penalties for 100 yards. That’s what having 10 months off can inflict – and makes this an even more challenging handicapping season.

     I have the stats, angles, experience, and insight needed for this most unusual year. Early football winners are available now, along with the World Series on Jim Hurley’s Network at  1-800-323-4453 or online at VegasSportsMaster.pro.  The pandemic hasn’t kept me down at the office or from winning at the wagering window, so make sure you check in on game days. Now on to the NFL…

AFC:  The Steelers and Chiefs won’t meet during the regular season, so maybe we should start thinking about an AFC Championship clash. After going 9-6-1 and 8-8 the last two years, the Steelers have made a statement the last two weeks, crushing the Browns (38-7) and winning at Tennessee (27-24) in a pair of AFC showdowns. The defense held Tennessee to 3.6 yards per rush, 82 rushing yards, holding Derrick Henry to 75 yards on 20 carries.  It was just the fifth time undefeated teams had met in Week 7 or later and the other four victors ended up making the Super Bowl.  

    QB Derek Carr (13 TDs, 2 INTs) lost his showdown with eventual Hall-of-Famer Tom Brady Sunday.  But he wasn’t the problem, throwing well. If some of his receivers could actually catch the ball (“paging Nelson Agholor…”) the Raiders probably would have kept it closer. After all, they’re the only team to beat the defending champs and did it on the road. The biggest problem, though, is the defense melts faster than shaved ice in the Las Vegas summer.  The Raiders are Top 11 in yards and points on offense, but surrender even more, now 5-0-1 OVER the total.

     Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes has thrown a TD pass in 16 straight games, the longest active streak. It took Drew Brees (54), Brady (52), Peyton Manning (51), and Johnny Unitas (47) around 3-to-4 years to set the Top 4 all-time consecutive TD passing marks. With all the talent the Chiefs have on this offense, it’s not a stretch to think Mahomes will give that mark a run. And at age 25, he might have a shot to put up an unapproachable number in a few years similar to Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak.

NFC:  QB Tom Brady (16 TDs, 4 INTs) certainly made the right offseason decision, leaving the creaking Patriots’ offense for all these younger, faster Tampa Bay gazelles.  Since shaking off the rust in the opener, a 34-23 loss at New Orleans, the Bucs have scored 31, 28, 38, 38, and 45 points in five of six. And in case you hadn’t noticed, the defense is third in the league in yards allowed, No. 1 against the run, eighth in points allowed.

   Go figure the 49ers….After a 33-6 beatdown of the Patriots in Foxboro, San Francisco is 3-0 on the road. The rout was impressive on many fronts, rolling up 467 yards on a Top 10 New England defense, including 197 rushing yards, 5.3 yards per carry. QB Jimmy Garoppolo threw 2 picks, so he has 3 TDs, 4 INTS over the last three games. Counting the Super Bowl, Jimmy G has 8 TDs, 5 picks over his last six games, so consistency and potential injuries still hover.  Now all the 49ers have to do is try to improve that home record (1-3).

   The good, the bad, the ugly….and the Cowboys. Injuries have just decimated Dallas, but they hit a new low with a 25-3 loss at rival Washington. 142 total yards on offense? 83 rushing yards, just 3.2 yards per carry against a Washington run defense that was ranked #22 surrendering 130 yards per game. The Cowboys have the worst turnover margin (-13) in the NFL and haven’t covered any games this season (0-6-1 ATS).

   Speaking of turnover margin, the Carolina Panthers won the turnover battle in a close loss to the Saints, 27-24 as a +7 dog. For the season they have a +2 TO margin. Carolina was my Pro Stunner, now 5-1 on the season after Miami cashed last week, 24-0. The Lions and Dolphins also have a plus-turnover margin, two teams that – like Carolina – don’t have winning records but are under the radar playing competitive football while not turning the pigskin over.  

   There’s plenty of NFL Week 8, NCAA Football, and World Series News & Notes straight ahead in our next Jim Sez web piece. Don’t miss out! Game-day winners online at VegasSportsMasters.pro or at 1-800-323-4453.

Kelso’s Weekly Update Newsletter for Thur, October 22, 2020

Kelso Sturgeon


From The Desk Of Professional Handicapper Kelso Sturgeon

Kicking Off The Week Thursday Night With 2 TV
Games…Giants At Eagles, Arkansas State at App State
50-Unit College Play Friday Night Should
Absolutely Bury Bookmakers

Winless Jets (0-6) Headed For 0-16 Season And Still
Will Not Get Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence

Cowboys (2-4) In Complete Chaos, Jaguars (1-4) Not Much
Better Off While Bears (5-1) Biggest NFL Surprise
Chiefs (5-1) Still 4-1 Favorites To Win Super Bowl
Clemson 69-4 Over Past Six Seasons 3-1 College Choice

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL…
Eagles (1-4-1) 4.5-Point Favorites Over Giants (1-5-0)
Tonight But Money Showing On The Underdog

Bettors know a winner can come from anywhere, even from an extremely ugly Thursday night
NFL game that matches two teams—the New York Giants at the Philadelphia Eagles—with
combined won-lost records of 2-9-1. The Eagles (1-4-1) are 4.5-point favorites over the Giants
(1-5-0). The irony of it all is that either could still win the NFC East that is led by the hapless
Dallas Cowboys at 2-4. The four teams in that division are 5-18-1 overall.

In other words, this extremely unattractive contest, has title implications, with the winner
moving into the playoff picture. Ridiculous, but true.

In sports books, there has been a steady flow of New York money that knocked the opening
number down from Eagles -6, to Eagles -4.5. The total opened at 45 points and has remained
there.

I am releasing this game as a 15-unit Best Bets Club play and you can win it with me for just $10 charged to your major credit card or to Pay Pal. For the record, my Best Bet clients begin the week Monday night with a 20-unit winner as the Arizona Cardinals (pick’em) steam-rolled the
Dallas Cowboys, 38-10.


Tonight’s game begins at 8:20 EDT and will be televised nationally on FOX and the NFL Network.
You can get this game on the internet at Vegassportsmasters.pro or at my office, toll-free at
1-800-755-2255.

25-Unit Bet Tonight On Sun Belt Showdown
As Arkansas State Meets Appalachian State On ESPN
The two powers of the Sun Belt Conference—the Appalachian State Mountaineers (2-1) and Arkansas State Red Wolves (3-2)—clash tonight with the outcome having a major impact on who wins the Sun Belt championship—something the Mountaineers have done for the past four seasons.


The game, at Appalachian State, is scheduled to kickoff at 7:30 EDT and will be televised
nationally on ESPN. Appalachian State is an 11-point favorite, bet down after opening at -13.
It is important to note the Red Wolves have played a tougher schedule and own a road win at
now-nationally ranked Kansas State, 35-31. The Mountaineers suffered their only loss at
unbeaten Marshall (4-0), 17-7.

The biggest difference between these two teams is the fact Arkansas state has played five
games and last week beat Georgia State, 59-52. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic,
Appalachian State and has not played a single game the last four weeks.


This will be a real battle between two talented teams that always come to play, and I am confident I have the winner. I am releasing the contest as a 25-unit Chairman’ Club play and you can win it for just $15, charged to your major credit card or to Pay Pal.


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50-UNIT COLLEGE BET FRIDAY NIGHT

Friday Night Schedule

Tulsa Golden Hurricane (1-1) at South Florida Bulls (1-4)
Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (3-1) at UAB Blazers (4-1)
Illinois Fighting Illini (0-0) at Wisconsin Badgers (0-0)
Jacksonville State Gamecocks (2-1) at Florida International Panthers (0-2)

I Will Be Releasing One Game As A 50-Unit
Personal Best Play And The Second Game As
A 15-Unit Best Bets Club Bet

CORNHUSKERS AT BUCKEYES HIGHLIGHTS BIG TEN OPENING
The Ohio State Buckeyes made it to the college football playoffs last season only to lose to the
Clemson Tigers, 29-23, in the semifinals. While the Buckeyes are expected to be challenged by
Wisconsin, Penn State, and maybe Michigan, for the Big Ten Championship this season, there is
no doubt they are loaded, better than last season and primed to make a solid run to the 2020
final four playoffs.


In sportsbooks, Ohio State is 3-1 to win the national championship, as is Alabama. Clemson is
the solid 3-2 favorite, with Georgia a distant 16-1 for the four spot.
Here is the Week One Big Ten Schedule, with current betting lines.


Friday, October 23
Illinois at Wisconsin (-23.5)
Saturday, October 24
Nebraska at Ohio State (-23)
Iowa (-2) at Purdue
Penn State (-8) at Indiana
Michigan (-2) at Minnesota
Rutgers at Michigan State (-16)
Maryland at Northwestern (-8)


COLLEGE NOTES…


–New Mexico at Colorado State has been cancelled because of the pandemic and will not be
rescheduled. The Mountain West, which also begins play this weekend, has decided cancelled
games will not be rescheduled.


–LSU coach Ed Orgeron said the Tigers will most likely be without starting QB Myles Brennan in
their game at South Carolina. He is suffering from a painful abdominal injury. This means LSU
will have to start one of two true freshmen—TJ Finley or Max Johnson.


JETS HAVE LITTLE CHANCE OF LANDING CLEMSON QB WITH # 1 DRAFT CHOICE…
The New York Jets (0-6) are so badly (they are averaging 12.5 points per game while giving up
30.8) it is assumed they will not improve with the talent they have and could finish 0-16, giving
them the first draft pick. There is no question the first player taken in the draft will be
Clemson’s superstar quarterback Trevor Lawrence who has already been compared with the
greats of the game.

Lawrence is being advised to avoid the Jets at all cost, even it it means returning to Clemson for
his senior season. The Jets are considered by scouts and agents to be a hopelessly mismanaged
team that does not have the talent to be a winner anytime soon. To them going there would be
a death sentence.


That certainly is strong stuff but that is the reality. It is interesting the Jets were in the same
situation several years ago when Peyton Manning was leaving Tennessee. The Jets had the #1
draft choice then and Manning was advised to do anything to avoid being part of that franchise.
He avoided becoming cannon fodder by returning to Tennessee for his senior year.
IT APPEARS TO BE DOOMSDAY IN DALLAS…

NFL NOTES…


Dallas Cowboys haters must be overcome with joy because of the state of the team. Dallas can
take no pleasure of the fact it is in first place in the NFC East with a 2-4 record. The four teams
in that division are 5-18-1 this season. Scouting reports acknowledge the Cowboys are doing
nothing right under new coach Mike McCarthy, formerly head coach of the Green Bay Packers.
Some players say he has already lost the locker room. The team has big-time injuries, especially
with the loss of QB Dak Prescott who is out for the season with a broken ankle. Still, there is no
legitimate reasons for the team being unsound fundamentally. Last week, in an embarrassing
38-14 home loss to the Arizona Cardinals, Dallas delivered more of the same. The Cowboys are
an NFL worst -12 in turnovers after six games which equals the record of the 1960 team, or the
first season Dallas fielded a team. The Cardinals scored 24 points off turnovers and for the
season the opposition has put 84 points on the board off miscues. The defense is terrible
against the run, giving up an average of 250 yards rushing in its last two games, or 5.6 yards per
carry. And this is the good news. Bettors beware.


DOLPHINS (3-3) BENCH FITZPATRICK FOR THE ROOKIE…
Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was having his best season and had brought the Miami Dolphins
back from the dead. Didn’t matter. He was benched and will be replaced by high-priced rookie
Tua Tagovailo (Alabama), the fifth choice in the last NFL draft. Time will tell.
I AM 1-1 IN WORLD SERIES THAT RESUMES FRIDAY NIGHT…

WORLD SERIES


The 116 th World Series, matching the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers, is tied 1-1
resumes Friday night with what has all the makings of a classic pitchers’ duel. On the mound for
the Dodgers will be RH Walker Buehler (1-0, 1.89 ERA, 29 strikeouts in this post season. Going
for the Rays will be RH Charlie Morton (3-0, 0.57 ERA, 17 strikeouts). Dodgers are again the
favorite at -155. I will be releasing this game as a 15-unit play.


The Weekend Betting Schedule
Friday, October 23

Kickoff Weekend With 50-Unit College Winner

Saturday, Oct. 24
50-Unit College Game Of The Week
Going For 4th Straight Winning 25-Unit College Dog

First Three ‘Dog Winners

10/17…Kentucky Wildcats (+6.5) 34, Tennessee Volunteers 7 (Won)
10/10…Missouri Tigers (+14.5) 45, LSU Tigers 41 (Won)
10/3…Virginia Cavaliers (+28.5) 23, Clemson 41 (Won)
Best Bets Club Set For 3-0 Saturday
Sunday, Oct. 25
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Chicago Bears (5-1) At Los Angeles Rams (4-2)

3-0 Last Three Mondays

20 Units…Arizona Cardinals (Pick’em) 38, Dallas Cowboys 10 (Won)
15 Units…Los Angeles Chargers (+7) 27, New Orleans Saints 30 (OT) (Won)
15 Units…Kansas City Chiefs (-11.5) 26, New England Patriots 10 (Won)

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The PAC-12 Football Season Begins November 7.
The College Basketball season begins November 25, Thanksgiving Weekend.
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Jim Sez: Football Weekend Betting Preview, October 22, 2020

Rivalry Saturday! 

Revenge is sweet but winning is even sweeter – on the gridiron or at the betting window. Revenge, conference action, and rivalry games all provide extra incentive for teams, something handicappers keep close tabs on. Rivalry action will pick up over the next month with some kicking off this weekend. A team struggling through a so-so campaign can suddenly perform like a champion with one big rivalry bash that can define their season.
 Even the Big 10 will be getting into rivalry games as they begin their football season “better late than never.” We won’t see another season like this with Ohio State having no wins on the season in late October….and ranked #5 in the polls!

    I’ve got insight into many of those games, as well as big winners in all sports for the entire weekend. They’re available now if you want to get on board Jim Hurley’s Network online at VegasSportsMaster.pro, or one easy (and free) phone call to 1-800-323-4453. Oddsmakers know their stuff, but professional handicappers know where the wagering edges are.  Let’s break down some of the rivalry tilts, angles, and Vegas lines.|

N.C. State at North Carolina: North Carolina will be hotly contested in the Presidential race in two weeks, but for this weekend all football eyes in the area will be on this annual showdown for Tar Heel state bragging rights. The two teams are also ranked in the Top 25, so the fur will be flying. NC State has split a pair of Top 25 showdowns already, beating Pitt (30-29) but getting steamrolled by Virginia Tech (45-24). The offense has scored 24+ points in every game, though QB Devin Lear (broken leg) is out for the season. Junior QB Bailey Hockman has more picks (3) than TDs (2), losing his job as the starter to open the year but is back behind center. NC State is 3-9 ATS as a dog, plus on a 2-8 spread run on the road.

  The Wolfpack game plan will be to run the football early as North Carolina’s run defense hasn’t been very good (152.3 yards per game surrendered). They beat Virginia Tech (56-45) with 656 yards on offense, but the defense allowed 495 yards (260 rushing). North Carolina rolled 41-10 last year, though NC State has won its last three trips to Chapel Hill. “I think we’ve been overrated,” North Carolina coach Mack Brown said. Ha! Perhaps he knows the underdog has covered 12 of the last 17 meetings.

Notre Dame at Pittsburgh: Another rivalry tilt where the underdog has barked loudly, on a 9-1-1 spread run. Wake up the echoes as third-ranked Notre Dame is undefeated. Of course, they haven’t been tested, surviving an ugly 12-7 game against Louisville last week in gusty conditions despite 232 yards rushing…and the over/under was 62! Louisville used some complex blitz packages that worked well, something that the Clemson coaching staff will take note of when they face the Irish in two weeks.

  Pitt has a winning home record and the fans will be sky-high. But after a 3-0 start, the Panthers have lost three in a row, two in gut-wrenching fashion, a pair of one-point losses to NC State and B.C. They never really got going in last week’s loss at Miami, 31-17, going 3-of-17 on third down versus the only Top 20 team they’ve faced. Pitt’s ground attack has been atrocious, with its top two runners averaging 2.8 and 2.6 yards per carry. The road team is 8-2-1 ATS when these teams clash.

Iowa State at Oklahoma State: A Top 20 showdown in the Big 12. What to make of Iowa State? They lose to Louisiana by 17 as a two-TD favorite, then upset Oklahoma, 37-30. They’re off a 7-6 2019 campaign losing three of four to Top 20 teams. The Cyclones are on an impressive 15-5-1 ATS run on the road and face an Oklahoma State squad that is all about running the football, #16 in the nation averaging 213 yards rushing yards per contest. Ok-State has had extra time to prepare after its game with Baylor was postponed. The Cowboys won last year’s meeting, 34-27, even though Iowa State had a 30-14 edge in first downs. Both teams had over 400 yards. Iowa State is 20-7-1 ATS as a dog and the underdog has covered five in a row when they duke it out.

Michigan at Minnesota:  Michigan is favored despite being on the road for this opener and having so little QB experience. Michigan has junior QB Joe Milton, throwing only 11 passes the last two seasons, while the Gophers have QB Tanner Morgan, who had 30 TDs, 7 INTs in 2019. Michigan is on a 7-2 ATS run against Minnesota, though they haven’t met since 2017 (a 33-10 Michigan rout at home).

Chiefs at Broncos: An AFC West rivalry tilt. Denver is always a tough place to play and the crowd will be into it with the defending champs in town. Denver’s defense is very good, #11 in points allowed (22 ppg) and will have to be as their young QBs have combined for 6 TDs, 8 picks. Kansas City crushed Denver twice last year on the way to the title (23-3, 30-6). In fact, KC has won nine in row against the Broncos, so is this even a rivalry anymore?

Bucs at Raiders: An offensive show in Las Vegas?  Both high-profile QBs like to sling it, with the Raiders fifth in the NFL in passing yards per game (278.4). Only one team plays defense and that’s the Bucs, No. 1 for the second straight season against the run, so expect Tom Brady and Derek Carr to chuck it 40-50 times. The Las Vegas defense has allowed 30+ points in three straight games, as well as four of five. The Raiders are 4-0-1 OVER the total this season, while the Bucs under Bruce Arians are on a 15-7 run OVER.

Bears at Rams: An interesting NFC showdown Monday with the Rams 2-0 at home and the Bears 3-0 on the road. Chicago QB Nick Foles (6 TDs, 4 picks) has been turnover prone and faces a Los Angeles secondary that is fourth against the pass. Chicago is on a 4-1 run UNDER the total with a talented defense that is seventh in yards allowed. These teams have met in each of the last two seasons and the defenses dominated in 17-7 and 15-6 final scores.  TV executives will cover their eyes if this is another low scoring snooze-fest.

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