Friday, November 27, 2009

Behind Enemy Lines Rivalry Week in College Football

Yo, this is Nicky and we got shutout yesterday on the college boards and I apologize for the Ok State farce, but let’s try to get it back on the NFL. The first game I like are the Texans (+3.5) at home against the Colts. The Texans kinda got the Colts number and played them tough in Indy in the first game just missing a filed goal to win it on the last play of the game. Houston is a good home team and I love them as a home dog. Here’s the Statline:

This is the Nicky, and we come into rivalry week with a 12-2 mark in our last 14 games and I like what I see on the board this year. What we’ve seen so far in the rivalry games is the pattern of the favorites not covering (Texas, Bama, Pitt) so we have to be real careful laying big lumber but here’s where I see some value. I like Oklahoma St (+7.5) at Oklahoma even though I know it looks like a bear trap. Set aside the fact that a number 12 team is playing an unranked team and GETTING points but the Ok defense is not the Sooner D from previous years so even without Bryant or Deion’s services they will still be able to move the ball. Offensively Bradford is just thinking about staying healthy and playing on Sundays and it’s affected the entire offense. I like the Cowboys to possibly win this on the field so I’ll take more than a touchdown, this makes an excellent teaser game as well.

I’m going to take a fav in the second game as I like Stanford (-9.5 buy the hook) to send Charlie out a loser in his last game at Notre Dame. The Cardinal are probably the most underrated team in the NCAA because of their past and a non-intimidating offense. They don’t spread the field or beat you with speed, they just line up and punch you in the mouth with a Rocky Blier style tailback. These guys can play, take it and bit it. Here’s the stat line, that’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your glove’s up! back with you tomorrow.

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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.