Thursday, October 23, 2008

Behind Enemy Lines, Week 8

Didn’t I tell yous’ I would take care of ya? 3-1 last weekend to get back in the swing, and we were a bad penalty from going 4-0, as Missouri kept it close for us, well the Titanic was closer to port but they were close enough to cover 21. The “Head Ball Coach” got nipped with 4 minutes to go and cost us our cover taking us to 7-6 for the year. In the League we call the so-called upset (GB over Indy) and it so obvious that I almost thought about breaking the rules and bet more than the normal unit, but as I mentioned in week one this is about discipline and money management. In the Saints/Jags game Reggie Bush going down helped us out but we had more than a touchdown to give just the same as the game went way under the 44.5. It’s nice to have a no duress Sunday every once in a while, taking our record to 8-5 for the year. We got a little work to get to .700 so let’s get to it. I like Vandy (-9.5) hosting Duke on Saturday. I know Chris Nickson is probable to play for Vandy but more important is Boyette (RB) for Duke who if he does play will not be 100% and Duke will have real problems moving the ball. On the quant side Vandy is 6-1 ATS this year and 6-0 ATS vs. Duke since 1992. Next, I like Penn St (-2.5) at Ohio State. I know we got burned earlier this year going into the fire (TX/OU), but this is not a rivalry game even though the loser is eliminated from the NCS picture. Penn St. is 5-1 ATS this year, 5-1 as a favorite and OSU is 0-4 ATS their last 4 home games. In the League I like the over (41) in the Monday Night Indy/Tennessee game, with no running game Indy will have to put it in the air and rest assured with no Freeny OR Sanders the Titans will score above their average. Lastly I like the Chargers (-3)to go across the pond and pick up a big win against the “Bushless” Saints in a game neither of them wants to play, but the Chargers can catch Denver with a win and forget about that terrible start to the season. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!
Late Friday nighe editions: A couple of unders/overs have jumped out at me. First the OVER (53) on the USC/Zona game on Saturday, and the UNDER (36.5) in the Ravens/Raiders game. Buy the hook so you don't get nipped on a 20-16 game.

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12-5 college for the year, 9-3 in pro. If you have comments, questions on a game, or need injury and weather reports, list your question in the blog for answers. ‘Nikki the Fish’ in the Player’s Club chat room every Wednesday.