The Advisory Board: Weekly Prescription
by Doc's Advisory Board - 09/25/2007
It was another wild and wacky weekend here at Doc's Sports as the patriarch, Doc himself, led the charge with an AMAZING 9-2 weekend on the gridiron!!! Also, the Michigan Money man continues to show that he is locked in during this early portion of the season by posting his fourth straight winning weekend. Once again, we just continue to prove that we are the most trusted, most profitable, and most fun group of handicappers in the country and you can expect nothing but the best from the boys at Doc's Sports!!!
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In the meantime, here's the inside scoop into the betting world from the Advisory Board at Doc's Sports:
I just sobered up and am in no mood to be trifled with. See, normally a push is a win in my book because you didn't lose any money and you got the enjoyment and excitement of having a wager on a game. Not this weekend. Nope. We finished 10-11-2 on the weekend (including our free plays) and the only thing keeping us from finishing in the money was either: the Colts' push, even though they were up 17 points in the fourth quarter, Oregon State's push, even though they were up 19-0 (and getting 12 points), or two unbelievably, horrendously garbage beats in the Miami-Texas A&M game (first half and game 'unders'), or a total second-half collapse by Colorado State. Ah, the joys of being a professional handicapper. Hence: a 72-hour bender.
But now for the good news: even after several bad beats last week we still ended up right around even, and now we have another week to get back after it and turn the momentum back in our favor.
West Virginia at South Florida (7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28)
The Bulls pulled a tremendous upset in Morgantown last year and the Mountaineers will be looking for revenge. However, I don't think they're going to get it. South Florida is legit and they've been playing fantastic ball up to this point. USF is 6-0 ATS in its last six home games and 5-2 ATS in conference play. Clearly I like South Florida and the points, but there is one X-Factor that makes me think twice - and his name is Noel Devine. If you don't know about him, you will.
Philadelphia Eagles (-2.5) at New York Giants (8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30)
The Eagles answered the bell in a big, big way last Sunday against Detroit while the Giants managed to steal a victory out from under Washington's nose. The Eagles are 3-1 ATS in their last four trips to Gotham, including a regular season and playoff win there last year. Both teams have serious issues in the secondary and I can see this one being another shootout.
Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies (Tuesday-Thursday)
Hey, it's not all about football!!! The Phillies are still on the outside looking in on the playoff picture, but they are within striking distance of both the Mets and the Padres for one of the available slots. The Braves aren't mathematically eliminated yet, and they have won eight of their past 10 games. This is going to be a dog fight - minus Mike Vick - and I think the underdog is going to provide a lot of value in this set.
STRIKE POINTS SPORTS
Although everyone is highly engulfed in both college football and the NFL, the final baseball regular season week should provide for a lot of entertainment. Will the Phillies catch the Mets? Will the Yankees do the same with Boston? Can the surging Rockies make one final step and leapfrog the Padres after their impressive sweep in San Diego? Oh, and my Cubbies are running away with the division (knock on wood). All this drama and the playoffs have yet to begin. It's going to be a very good MLB October.
Here is how we think the playoffs will break down:
AL East winner - Boston Red Sox: Should be able to hold on to first, however this team just doesn't scare me.
AL Central winner - Cleveland Indians: Very impressive second half, as they shook and left the Tigers in the dust. Definitely a player with Sabathia and Carmona in a short series.
AL West winner - Los Angeles Angels: Our preseason World Series pick, and we still love them against anyone. They remain are pick to take it down.
AL Wild Card winner - New York Yankees: They have done well to put pressure on the Red Sox, but they are one-and-done simply because they have least amount of pitching in the league.
NL East winner - Philadelphia Phillies. After seeing Philly fall 2.5 games behind the Mets, it looks less likely. However, New York is so dreadful right now that I just cannot put their name down.
NL Central winner - Chicago Cubs. Glad to be saying the Cubs. The Brewers choked away their season, but Chicago also did well to keep the heat on all season long.
NL West winner - Arizona Diamondbacks. We said in April this young team would be playing in October and we love them to make some serious noise. Everyone keeps harping that this team is joke, but what people fail to realize is that they have been winning games like its done in playoffs for the last couple of months.
NL Wild Card winner - San Diego Padres. This team has a lot of pitching and that is always a threat in October. But they better keep their eyes on the prize and keep winning because Colorado is coming.
The first four weeks of the football season have produced four winning weeks for yours truly. I'm 10-4 in the college ranks for +20 Units, and 7-3 in the NFL for +15 Units. That's a 70.8 percent winning percentage. It's been a great month so far. I hope you'll jump on board with me today. Looking ahead to Week five in college football, I've got a few questions and observations:
Top-ranked USC may not be as flashy as the 2005 national championship team with Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush, but the Trojans running back by committee is AWESOME. With QB John David Booty at the helm, this USC team is more methodical, the defense hits you all night, and overall this team just might be better than the 2005 squad.
I've never been a Notre Dame fan so I'll kick 'em when their down. The Irish are 0-4 and Charlie Weiss is in WAY over his head. Didn't Notre Dame see this coming? It's been a combination of poor recruiting and poor coaching that has put the 'Domers in this spot. The Irish have dropped six straight going back to last season, giving up at least 30 points in each defeat.
Best conference in college football? My vote is the SEC with the Pac-10 a close second.
On to the NFL. I guess it's time to take the Packers seriously. Green Bay is 3-0 and coming off an impressive win over San Diego. Speaking of the Chargers, if I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times - Norv Turner is a nice guy. He's a good offensive coordinator. But as proved in Washington, Dallas and who knows where else, he's simply a bad head coach. Charger fans already miss Marty Schottenheimer.