The Advisory Board: Weekly Prescription
by Doc's Advisory Board - 10/23/2007
This is a great time to be on board with the boys at Doc's Sports Services as we are in the peak gambling time of the year. Football is at the height of its power, baseball is winding down with the World Series slated to start tomorrow, hockey has begun and is proving to be profitable yet again, and basketball - both professional and college - is going to be in full swing even faster than you think. To some people all of this action is overwhelming. But for the pros at Doc's Sports it's just another day at the office! Remember, we do the research and we do the work so you don't have to. All you have to do is place the bets, watch the games, and collect the cash. Good times.
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The polls were shaken up once again this week in college football! South Florida started the week with a loss against Rutgers and South Carolina had the most shocking upset of the weekend, losing at home to Vanderbilt. The winners just keep coming in for Doc's Sports, as we went 5-2 on Saturday and picked up units on Sunday as well. The best team in the land according to the polls is Ohio State, but have they really been tested? Their toughest game thus far was a trip to Seattle to play the Washington Huskies. They trailed early before scoring 14 points in less then a minute to take control of that game. The Buckeyes have four games remaining including road trips to State College this week and Ann Arbor on Nov. 17 to close out the season. Don't forget, our Big Ten Game of the Year, the only 8-Unit college football pick of the year, goes on Saturday.
Here is a couple of game to keep on eye on.
Colorado Rockies at Boston Red Sox (World Series)
The Rockies have won 20 of 21 games, yet re still a two-dollar underdog against the Red Sox, who will have home field advantage because the American League won the All-Star Game. Will the eight-day layoff affect the Rockies? It is hard not to like the Red Sox pitching in this series and everything should line-up perfectly with Josh Beckett being able to go in Game 1. Expect an exciting series, but it is hard to believe The Nation will be denied its second World Series in four years.
Ohio State at Penn State (8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27)
The last time these two teams met in State College, it was a night game and the crowd came all dressed in white. Penn State beat the Buckeyes that game and it featured a much more talented offenses on both sides. Gone are Michael Robinson, Troy Smith, and Ted Ginn and both teams now rely on strong defenses. Ohio State comes into this game as a slight favorite and this may be their toughest test in their quest for an undefeated season and a return trip to the BCS Title Game.
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Are the Patriots the best team ever? Does Ohio State deserve to be No. 1? Is this the worst fall television lineup in recent memory? Right now I think that bettors are worried about all the wrong things. None of that junk is important right now, and there is still a lot of money to be made in the margins. It's the outliers, the outcasts, and the down-and-outers that you should be jumping on right now, as teams with nothing to play for are starting to litter the football landscape. As we discussed in our interview with Doc Moseman, posted on my Insider's page last week, one of the key components of handicapping right now is finding teams that have given up on their season and betting against them - hard! That is just one of the measures we're relying on this week as we look to get hot and secure our third straight profitable football month.
On the diamond, it's business as usual. We're ending the baseball season in grand fashion and I have to say that I am very satisfied with putting up the best baseball numbers of any handicapper in the country. It's a rare feat to be No. 1 in this business, and I'll take about two seconds to enjoy it before moving on. There, that was nice. Now just about every hour that isn't spent on football is going toward preparing for college basketball. That is my No. 1 sport and I'm looking to earn the crown not only in baseball, but on the college hardwood as well.
Here's a look at a few games I'll have my eye on this week:
Colorado Rockies at Boston Red Sox (World Series)
Those are the magic words in the betting business: "A Lock". Everyone right now thinks that the Red Sox are destined for the title and are going to rout the Rockies. Well, just because every square in the country is lining up to throw their allowance on the Red Sox this week doesn't mean that they are a sure thing. There are no sure things in the sports world and I'm looking to make my money on the other side. I don't have a series play because I don't see the value, but I do think that the Rockies will make this series much more interesting than people expect and I'll be looking to clean up with them for another week.
Georgia Bulldogs at Florida Gators (3:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27)
I don't care what the politically correct marketing term is: the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party will be in full swing this weekend and the Bulldogs are getting a boatload of points. Yes, they will be without Thomas Brown and yes they have lost 15 of 17 in this series. But the last five meetings in this series have been decided by a touchdown or less and as this line creeps over nine you have to think the value shifts toward UGA. Four of the last six games have seen the dog cash, and five of the last six games have stayed 'under'.
VEGAS SPORTS INFORMER
Not only was Sunday my birthday, but Sunday Oct. 21, 2007 is the day that hell froze over. Why you ask? I had a winning day in football! I know it's hard to believe but the month of October has kicked my butt in football but maybe Week 7 in the NFL was the one that changed my luck. (We went 3-1.) The World Series is set for Wednesday and the well-rested Colorado Rockies will play the Boston Red Sox. There is still a good chance we might see snow in the World Series. If I had to make a number up for this here is what it would be:
Will the World Series have Snow in any of the Games!
I feel Game 3 or 4 might have snow in Colorado. I hope it does because this is ridiculous that we are still playing and watching baseball in late October. One good thing about the baseball playoffs is that here at VSI we have cashed six out of our last eight plays and we are ready to cash more tickets during the World Series.
Here are three games that I have my eye on this week:
Colorado Rockies at Boston Red Sox (Wednesday Oct 24-Nov 1)
The World Series starts on Wednesday and I do believe it will end in five games. Who do I like? I like the Boston Red Sox and the reason why is Josh Beckett. He is pitching like a machine against Little Leaguers. Boston has a much better starting rotation and the big layoff for the Rockies will hurt. I hate to type this but I will bet Boston at -200 to win this series. I also feel that this series will be a low scoring one so I will be looking at several under plays.
Boston College at Virginia Tech (8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25)
Is it me or is the No. 2 seed cursed? First it was LSU, then USC, then Cal, and last week South Florida. Now Boston College goes on the road to play a hot and still emotional Virginia Tech. This game should be another good non-weekend football game and we should be able to see how good or overrated this Boston College squad is. I smell another No. 2 going down this week.
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears (1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28)
Chicago's come from behind win against Philadelphia might have saved their season. Chicago is 3-4 and coming home to play Detroit. If the Bears win this game they will be .500 and going to their bye week. Sunday against Philadelphia the Bears defense looked like their old selves and for me that sucked because we had a play on the over. I do believe that Chicago beats Detroit and this Bear will get healthier through out the weeks and still have a shot at the NFL North Division.
STRIKE POINTS SPORTS
It was another roller coaster weekend. For the second straight week the No. 2 team in the country went down, this time USF falling at Rutgers. As well, musical chairs continued to play a role as teams filtered in and out of both the Top 10 and Top 25 alike in the polls. For us, we got back to our college football winning ways, cashing our Game of the Month behind Ball State and bringing a nice overall profit in week eight. We have now won 13 of the last 18 Saturdays dating back to last season, and more of the same is expected this coming weekend.
Here are several football match-ups we'll be eying this weekend:
Boston College at Virginia Tech (Thursday)
Like we said, two straight No. 2 teams have lost in back-to-back weeks, and don't look now but the Eagles have that second spot in the rankings this time around and must deal with a weary travel date to play Virginia Tech in Lane Stadium. Matt Ryan could be the nation's best leader at quarterback and the most efficient passer, however the Hokies own Thursday night with a 12-2 mark on ESPN at night. This will be another thriller.
USC at Oregon
This is a game we've had our eyes on for a while. We picked the Ducks at the beginning of the season to be a big time sleeper when they sat nowhere better than the end of the top 25, and now they might be the Pac-10's top team. USC, though, seems to be playing better after their thrashing of Notre Dame in South Bend. It will be interesting to see how the line breaks down after the public is done messing around with it.
Ohio State at Penn State
We scored nice cash with Michigan State this past weekend, however something tells me Ohio State's offense will not collapse in their toughest test yet in a game that they will need everything to win. The Buckeyes defense is still top notch, but the Nittany Lions have been superb at home in big conference games. Getting more than a field goal at home might be too tough to ignore.
As of Monday afternoon I've been hot on the ice, posting an 8-4 mark for +11 Units in the National Hockey League. That's a 66-percent start and the zamboni machine hasn't even warmed up yet!
We're also looking for a big bounce back weekend in football. I've got my eye on USC as the Trojans appear to have their offensive line intact after a slew of injuries. The offense is much crisper under new QB Mark Sanchez. Also, Cal has flamed, UCLA is up and down, and Ohio State is No. 1 - but for how long? Second-ranked Boston College WILL lose at least once more and I think this could be the year that two teams with two losses could play for the national title.
Finally, it might be time to jump on the Patriot bandwagon. So far they're the best 7-0 team in the history of the NFL.