The Advisory Board: Weekly Prescription
by Doc's Advisory Board - 10/16/2007
We're in the heart of the football calendar, in the midst of another exciting Major League Baseball postseason, and have another extremely profitable college basketball season right around the corner. Last year the Advisory Board combined for nearly +500 TOTAL UNITS IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL, and the season begins in earnest on Nov. 9 with several preseason tournaments. It's the best time of the year for professional and amateur gamblers alike, and it's a great time to be on board with our team of exceptional handicappers.
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It was an outstanding week for the veteran handicapper, as we went 7-2 for football picks over the weekend. It would have been a remarkable weekend had we held on for the cover with our Big 12 Game of the Year, but numerous things went wrong in that game including four missed PATs and the Missouri Tigers getting a garbage touchdown with just 15 seconds left. What is worse is that the player did not actually cross the endzone line, but the officials figured it would be a nice partying gift and there was no need to review the play. Kudos to announcer Joel Meyers for recognizing this situation and making mention of it after it had happened. But as we all the know backdoor cover is always a part of football and it will happen again in the future, but hopefully it will go the other way next time.
The BSC standings are to be released this week and they pretty much resemble the polls with Ohio State, South Florida and Boston College topping the standings. This is still a joke and anyone who does not want a playoff needs to have their head examined. The non-conference portion of the schedule plays to big a role and one is foolish to schedule tough opponents, as a loss is devastating. Playing four cupcakes is the only way to go and thus you can ensure a 4-0 record before conference play opens up. Of the top three, I see only Ohio State as having a chance to play in the BCS Title Game, but anyone that thinks their offense is as good as it was last season is highly mistaken. When it is all said and done, do not be surprised if two one-loss teams end up doing battle in New Orleans.
Here are a couple of games to watch this week.
Michigan at Illinaois (Saturday, Oct. 20)
This is a big game for both sides and it will be interesting to see if the Illinois can keep their home magic alive. This team presents a challenge to any defense with their powerful running attack and Michigan has already been picked apart this season by Appalachian State and Oregon. This is also big for Coach Lloyd Carr if he has any plans of keeping his job past this season.
Florida at Kentucky (Saturday, Oct. 20)
The Wildcats completed the first part of the quinella, but now must face a Gators team that is just as tough as the Tigers are. Coach Urban Meyer is a much better coach then Les Miles and it will be interesting to see what type of gameplan he is able to come up with. The Gators would be the only side that I would consider.
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STRUGGLING! October football has been as bad as the Nebraska defense, Sunday's Bears defense, Virginia's field goal kicker, Yankees pitching and my mother-in-law's cooking rolled into one. At least in baseball we had back-to-back wins on Saturday and Sunday. So let's forget about football right now and talk about the hottest team in sports. And no I'm not talking about the overrated Hawaii Warriors. I'm talking about the Colorado Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies have won 21 out of their last 22 games and Monday they managed a sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks. If this Rockies team played in New York, Boston, LA, or even Chicago they would be bigger then maybe the New England Patriots. I hate to say it but if the Colorado Rockies and the Cleveland Indians play in the World Series it would probably be one of the lowest-rated World Series ever.
Here are three games that I have my eye on this week:
USC at Notre Dame (3:30 p.m., Saturday Oct. 20)
USC has been struggling in their last three games going 0-3 ATS. USC has won two out of their last three games but both of their wins came by a total of 10 points. Now USC is a 20-point favorite against Notre Dame on the road. Let's face it: Notre Dame has sucked all year long BUT they have covered their last three games, including a big road win at UCLA, 20-6. Will Notre Dame win this game? Probably not. But I do see the home underdog covering.
Indianapolis at Jacksonville (8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22)
Finally a good NFL Monday Night matchup! My birthday is on Sunday but I'm going out with the guys to celebrate the B-Day and watch some football. Indianapolis struggles with Jacksonville and their record in the last three years is 4-2 SU & 2-3-1 ATS. If Jacksonville's defense can put some pressure on Peyton and the Colts offense we could see the home underdog with an upset win. Jacksonville has covered against the spread in their last three games and the Jaguars are also 16-5 ATS as an underdog.
STRIKE POINTS SPORTS
This college football season continues to be one of the most unpredictable of all time. Unreal upsets are among the top headlines and how can you not enjoy this atmosphere? Granted, teams like USF and Boston College may be unlikely BCS title contenders, but don't knock them just because the USCs and LSUs of the world are slipping up. Now all we need is OSU to go down to make the trifecta of No. 1 upsets complete.
Here's my top 10 based on what I have seen so far this college football season.
1) Ohio State - Until they lose they are top shelf in the nation.
2) South Florida - Win over West Virginia is better than BC's victory over GT.
3) Boston College - Big test at Virginia Tech in two weeks will dictate season.
4) Oklahoma - Impressive win to limit Chase Daniel and Mizzou's strong offense.
5) LSU - Best one-loss team. Tigers played extremely well in setback to UK.
6) Arizona State - Pac-10's best overall team. They have all three facets of the game covered.
7) Oregon - Game vs. ASU could very well be for BCS conference berth.
8) South Carolina - Kentucky may be better, but Gamecocks get the nod because of head-to-head win.
9) Kentucky - Andre Woodson is back into Heisman contention after LSU upset.
10) California - Freshman quarterback mistake at the end of the game may have cost this team a title shot.