Sunday, September 29, 2013

Behind Enemy Lines as the Undefeateds Fall

Yo this is Nicky and A & M decided to try and beat traffic, so they left Razorback stadium early, with about 10 minutes left to play, and didn’t even push a field goal across so we got beat by 2 breaking our win streak. However Arizona St. took care of business (then Lane lost his), so we ended the day in a split. Let’s try to build on the win on Sunday afternoon I like the home dog San Diego (+2) to beat the Ca’Boys. I thought the Chargers have looked good in all 3 games this season losing two of them by a combined 6 points and could easily be 3-0. Now we’ll be swimming against the stream on this one as the trends are not with us. The Chargers are a platry 1-8 ATS against non-conference opponents their last 9 games over the last 3 seasons and Dallas is 4-2 their last 6 when playing SD. This is purely a valuation play as I think there is huge value getting points at home for a team that has been within six points, either way, in every game this season. That’s the Sunday chowda’, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up! I’ll be back later with the call for Monday Night. View all of Nicky's picks for the week here. DALLAS (2-1) AT SAN DIEGO (1-2) Sunday, Sep 29 2013 at 4:25 PM Offensive Statistics Defensive Statistics Teams Line PF/PA SU ATS O/U/P RY PY TY RY PY TY 0: DALLAS 0: SAN DIEGO OFF OFF 27.7 / 18.3 26.0 / 27.0 2-1 1-2 3-0-0 2-0-1 1-2-0 2-1-0 105.7 102.7 242.7 257.0 348.3 359.7 66.3 126.3 274.7 344.3 341.0 470.7 Power Rating Line The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated. Power Rating Estimate Edge DALLAS -3 SAN DIEGO Team Trends and Angles All team trends listed below apply to the current game. DALLAS - Recent ATS Trends Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992 Description W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L in games where the line is +3 to -3 2-0 7-11 47-49 0-2 9-10 51-51 1-1 7-12 51-52 in all games 3-0 14-20 170-178 1-2 15-19 171-181 2-1 18-17 202-158 in all lined games 3-0 14-20 170-178 1-2 15-19 171-181 2-1 18-17 202-158 as a favorite 2-0 7-14 111-118 1-1 11-10 110-121 2-0 15-7 161-76 as a road favorite of 3 points or less 0-0 2-1 13-16 0-0 2-2 14-17 0-0 3-1 16-15 in road games 1-0 9-7 76-95 0-1 5-11 79-94 0-1 7-10 80-96 in road lined games 1-0 9-7 76-95 0-1 5-11 79-94 0-1 7-10 80-96 in a road game where the total is between 45.5 and 49 points 0-0 3-4 13-14 0-0 0-6 10-17 0-0 3-4 14-14 in all games where the total is between 42.5 and 49 points 3-0 12-16 60-76 1-2 11-16 67-71 2-1 17-11 80-61 when playing with 6 or less days rest 2-0 9-14 116-120 0-2 10-13 118-121 1-1 14-10 137-109 against AFC West division opponents 1-0 1-0 11-12 0-1 0-1 13-12 0-1 0-1 13-12 in games played on a grass field 1-0 5-4 50-58 0-1 4-5 55-54 0-1 5-5 51-60 in September games 3-0 5-3 38-34 1-2 3-6 37-35 2-1 6-3 45-28 in non-conference games 1-0 7-2 39-45 0-1 4-5 40-48 0-1 5-4 47-41 when playing against a team with a losing record 0-0 4-10 57-66 0-0 5-8 49-73 0-0 9-5 79-46 SAN DIEGO - Recent ATS Trends Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992 Description W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L in games where the line is +3 to -3 0-0 6-11 62-61 0-1 9-9 63-64 0-1 6-12 65-65 in all games 2-0 14-19 179-165 2-1 20-15 178-167 1-2 16-19 180-173 in all lined games 2-0 14-19 179-165 2-1 20-15 178-167 1-2 16-19 180-173 as an underdog 2-0 7-9 90-83 2-1 13-5 95-80 1-2 6-12 62-116 as a home underdog of 3 points or less 0-0 1-3 15-18 0-0 2-2 18-15 0-0 1-3 15-18 in home games 1-0 6-11 84-87 1-0 7-10 79-95 0-1 8-9 102-74 in home lined games 1-0 6-11 84-87 1-0 7-10 79-95 0-1 8-9 102-74 in a home game where the total is between 45.5 and 49 points 0-0 0-5 13-17 0-0 1-4 13-18 0-0 0-5 15-16 in all games where the total is between 42.5 and 49 points 1-0 7-13 63-77 1-1 10-12 72-72 0-2 8-14 66-80 when playing with 6 or less days rest 1-0 10-12 145-127 1-1 13-11 143-130 1-1 12-12 143-137 against NFC East division opponents 1-0 1-0 13-7 1-0 1-0 13-9 1-0 1-0 14-8 in games played on a grass field 2-0 13-16 140-142 2-1 17-14 144-142 1-2 15-16 151-140 in September games 2-0 5-4 40-35 2-1 5-5 37-36 1-2 6-4 41-36 in non-conference games 1-0 1-8 40-42 1-0 5-4 51-33 1-0 2-7 39-45 when playing against a team with a winning record 0-0 3-5 71-59 0-0 6-3 57-75 0-0 3-6 63-71

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Yo, this is Nicky and we haven’t been the book maker’s friend so far this year after going 3-0 last weekend, including 2-0 in our first two college games of the year. This week has some serious bear traps so let’s keep our eyes up and get to it. On Saturday amidst the plethora of games I do see some value lurking and it’s not really in the marquis games. In the afternoon I like Texas A & M (-14 buy the hook) to beat up on a Arkansas team that is not as good as their record would suggest. I know that’s a ton of points to lay on the road in the SEC and one game does not a trend make, but wow they did not look good against a very average Rutgers team. They are also a horrible cover team, particularly in September when they are 0-8 ATS. Yes, they can score but with all the talk about Manziel what everyone is ignoring is a very good defense. True that, Bama’ put some serious ink on the stat sheet but if they had some big athletes getting loose and getting serious YACs, I think A & M will clean that up this week and get up by two scores then watch the turnover parade from the front row. That’s some chowder for tomorrow, I’ll be back with more later. Stay in the ring and keep your gloves up! View all of Nicky's Picks on the main site here. RECENT FORM TEAM SU ATS OU OFF DEF TEXA & M 3-1 3-1 3-1 50.25 30.25 ARK 3-1 1-3 2-2 28.25 16.50 SMART CHART TEXA&M TEAM ARK 50.3 PTS FOR 28.3 30.3 PTS AGNST 16.5 20.0 DIFF. 11.8 391.0 PASS YDS 151.5 211.3 RUSH YDS 246.0 257.0 PASS D 197.3 218.3 RUSH D 92.5 -0.8 TO DIFF -0.8 INJURIES TEXAS A&M PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION Ricky Seals-Jones WR Out For Season (knee) ARKANSAS PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION Brandon Allen QB Questionable September 28 (shoulder) Demetrius Wilson WR Out For Season (knee) BETTING TRENDS TEXAS A&M Texas A&M is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas A&M's last 6 games Texas A&M is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas A&M's last 8 games on the road ARKANSAS Arkansas is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games Arkansas is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home Arkansas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arkansas's last 6 games at home HEAD TO HEAD SUMMARY TEAM SU ATS OU PTS RYDS YPR PA PC% PYDS TOTY TO Texas A&M 1-3 1-3 2-2 33.0 206.0 5.3 45.3 57.5 325.5 531.5 2.0 Arkansas 3-1 3-1 2-2 30.8 127.0 3.7 43.8 58.9 366.0 493.0 2.0 HEAD TO HEAD DETAIL DATE DAY AWAY PTS HOME PTS T/G HOMELINE ATS RY PY TY TO RY PY TY TO 09/29/2012 Sat ARK 10 TEXA&M 58 G -13/65 TEXA&M/O 142 373 515 3 218 498 716 0 10/01/2011 Sat TEXA&M 38 ARK 42 T 2½/61 ARK/O 381 247 628 2 71 510 581 0 10/09/2010 Sat TEXA&M 17 ARK 24 T -6/62 ARK/U 112 212 324 4 132 310 442 2 10/03/2009 Sat ARK 47 TEXA&M 19 G 2/67 ARK/U 163 271 434 3 113 345 458 2 TEAMS LAST 5 GAMES TEXAS A&M DATE DAY OPPONENT SCORE SU LINE ATS ORY OPY OTY DRY DPY DTY TO +/- 09/21/2013 Sat SMU 42-13 W -27.5/80.5 W/U 265 316 581 93 341 434 2 09/14/2013 Sat ALAB 42-49 L 8.5/63.0 W/O 164 464 628 234 334 568 -1 09/07/2013 Sat SAMHOU 65-28 W -35.0/77.0 W/O 214 500 714 240 150 390 1 08/31/2013 Sat RICE 52-31 W -28.0/69.5 L/O 202 284 486 306 203 509 1 01/04/2013 Fri at OKLA 41-13 W -3.0/72.0 W/U 326 307 633 123 278 401 0 ARKANSAS DATE DAY OPPONENT SCORE SU LINE ATS ORY OPY OTY DRY DPY DTY TO +/- 09/21/2013 Sat at RUTGER 24-28 L 1.0/42.5 L/O 101 182 283 54 346 400 3 09/14/2013 Sat S.MISS 24-3 W -24.0/49.5 L/U 258 69 327 119 135 254 1 09/07/2013 Sat SAMFOR 31-21 W -32.5/48.5 L/O 333 125 458 112 119 231 -2 08/31/2013 Sat UL.LAF 34-14 W -10.0/55.0 W/U 292 230 522 85 189 274 1 11/23/2012 Fri LSU 13-20 L 11.5/52.0 W/U 103 359 462 89 217 306 -2 SUPERGRID RANK RANK Texas A&M's Overall Scoring vs Arkansas's Overall Defense 50.25 6 16.50 26 Texas A&M's Road Passing vs Arkansas's Home Defense 0.00 1 147.67 20 Texas A&M's Road Rushing vs Arkansas's Home Defense 0.00 1 105.33 40 Arkansas's Overall Scoring vs Texas A&M's Overall Defense 28.25 73 30.25 90 Arkansas's Home Passing vs Texas A&M's Road Passing Defense 141.33 117 0.00 1 Arkansas's Home Rushing vs Texas A&M's Road Rushing Defense 294.33 17 0.00 1 Yo, this is Nicky and for those of you that follow my twitter page we hit our first game of the day with Oklahoma going into South Bend and handling the Irish and easily covering the -4. We’ve got an A & M still on the table who is tied at 7 early in the game so it looks like we’re going to be watching that one for a while. In the late games I like Arizona State -4 to beat USC at home. The Sun Devils hung right with a very good Wisconsin team and it’s no secret USC is not what they’ve been in prior years. The Trojans are 0-6 ATS over the last two years on the road, and 4-13 ATS in all games over the same span. The takeaway is that they’ve been living off reputation for a while now and until the lines catch up with them I’m going to be happy to take their money. That’s the Saturday chowder, I’m Nicky, back with more tomorrow, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up! BETTING TRENDS SOUTHERN CAL Southern Cal is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games Southern Cal is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Cal's last 6 games The total has gone OVER in 6 of Southern Cal's last 9 games on the road Southern Cal is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road Southern Cal is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road Southern Cal is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing Arizona State The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Southern Cal's last 9 games when playing Arizona State Southern Cal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Arizona State The total has gone OVER in 6 of Southern Cal's last 8 games when playing on the road against Arizona State ARIZONA STATE Arizona State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona State's last 5 games Arizona State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona State's last 5 games at home Arizona State is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games when playing Southern Cal The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona State's last 9 games when playing Southern Cal Arizona State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Southern Cal The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona State's last 8 games when playing at home against Southern Cal

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Behind Enemy Lines During Week 3 in the NFL

Yo this is Nicky, and we broke into the NCAA season in grand fashion going 2-0 as Michigan State was only out of the cover for one possession and Stanford was over mid-way through the first quarter so we were cracking them open early yesterday so let’s try to keep the momentum going into Sunday. On Sunday morning I like under (44.5) in the Pats/Bucs game. I was first looking at the Pats in a straight cover as they’re Tampa is 1-7 in their last 8 games and New England is 12-2 in their last 14, but with no Gronk and no Amendola I don’t know how they plan on scoring, similar to the 2nd half against Buffalo, where they only put six points on the board. For such a high powered offense that runs a ton of plays they only average 18 points a game and against a Tough Tampa Bay Defense they may get less than that. Ironically Tampa may be more anemic at 15 points per game and a very questionable quarterback who is going up against, once again, a very good Bill Belichick defense. I looked at this and wondered how they came up with 44 point total and if it was a bear trap, but these are teams that don’t turn the ball over (Tampa has a 0 difference and the Pats -1.5) so I don’t look for a lot of easy scores. I think this one is another good teaser if you can find something to pair it with but I like it on it’s own. That’s the Sunday chowda’ I’m Nicky, looking to go 3-0 for the weekend, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up! RECENT FORM TEAM SU ATS OU OFF DEF Tampa Bay 0-2 1-1 0-2 15.50 17.00 New England 2-0 0-2 0-2 18.00 15.50 SMART CHART TB TEAM NE 15.5 PTS FOR 18.0 17.0 PTS AGNST 15.5 -1.5 DIFF. 2.5 149.0 PASS YDS 225.5 112.5 RUSH YDS 106.0 255.0 PASS D 169.5 82.5 RUSH D 132.5 0.0 TO DIFF -1.5 INJURIES TAMPA BAY PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION Michael Adams CB Out Week 3 (knee) Gabe Carimi G Out Week 3 (illness) Derek Landri DT Out Week 3 (knee) Tom Crabtree TE Questionable Week 3 (ankle) Rashaan Melvin CB Questionable Week 3 (hamstring) Carl Nicks G Questionable Week 3 (foot) Luke Stocker TE Questionable Week 3 (hip) Adrian Clayborn DE Probable Week 3 (hip) Mason Foster LB Probable Week 3 (toe) NEW ENGLAND PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION Matt Slater WR Out Week 3 (wrist) Danny Amendola WR Doubtful Week 3 (groin) Brandon Bolden RB Questionable Week 3 (knee) Dan Connolly G Questionable Week 3 (finger) Nate Ebner S Questionable Week 3 (ankle) Rob Gronkowski TE Questionable Week 3 (back, forearm) Will Svitek T Questionable Week 3 (knee) Leon Washington RB Questionable Week 3 (thigh) Zach Sudfeld TE Probable Week 3 (hamstring) BETTING TRENDS TAMPA BAY Tampa Bay is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games Tampa Bay is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games Tampa Bay is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games on the road The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing New England Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing New England NEW ENGLAND The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New England's last 6 games The total has gone OVER in 12 of New England's last 18 games New England is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games New England is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games The total has gone OVER in 7 of New England's last 10 games at home New England is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New England's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay New England is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay

Friday, September 20, 2013

Behind Enemy Lines In College Football

Yo this is Nicky and we’re ready to step into the fray that is college football for the first time in the season. We gave one back last Sunday as the Chargers got a late field goal to beat the Eagles, but we were begging anyway as we would have needed a first drive td to cover our spread and Philly didn’t seem to sniff the end zone all day so that wouldn’t have happened. So, let’s get into the mix on Saturday and get it back. On Saturday I like two games, which also make a great 7-point teaser if you want to put them together. In the morning games I like Michigan State (+6.5 buy it if you don’t get it) to hang tough with Notre Dame. We’re to the point of the season where the numbers start to matter and the Spartans dominate almost every category except for passing yards per game, and their defense doesn’t give up much per game. For you quants, Michigan State is 6-2 it’s last 8 at South Bend and 5-1 it’s last 6 on the road. Conversely, the Irish are 1-5 ATS their last 5 games so I’m feeling Evergreen. That’s the early morning chowda’ back with the late games in a little bit. Catch more picks on the main site here, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up! MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH 3-0 September 21, 3:30 PM | Grass of Notre Dame Stadium 2-1 RECENT FORM TEAM SU ATS OU OFF DEF MICHST 3-0 1-2 1-2 34.00 12.00 NOTRD 2-1 0-3 2-1 29.67 23.67 SMART CHART MICHST TEAM NOTRD 34.0 PTS FOR 29.7 12.0 PTS AGNST 23.7 22.0 DIFF. 6.0 160.0 PASS YDS 326.0 209.7 RUSH YDS 125.0 126.7 PASS D 259.3 52.0 RUSH D 112.7 -1.3 TO DIFF 0.0 INJURIES MICHIGAN STATE PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION No Injuries to report. NOTRE DAME PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION Nicky Baratti S Out For Season (shoulder) Everett Golson QB Out For Season (academics) Danny Spond LB Out For Season (head) BETTING TRENDS MICHIGAN STATE Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Michigan State's last 6 games Michigan State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road The total has gone OVER in 6 of Michigan State's last 9 games when playing Notre Dame Michigan State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Notre Dame NOTRE DAME Notre Dame is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games Notre Dame is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Notre Dame's last 19 games The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Notre Dame's last 10 games at home Notre Dame is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home Notre Dame is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home Notre Dame is 5-10-1 ATS in its last 16 games when playing Michigan State The total has gone OVER in 6 of Notre Dame's last 9 games when playing Michigan State Notre Dame is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing at home against Michigan State Notre Dame is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Michigan State In the afternoon games I like Stanford (-6.5 buy that hook) to hold serve against Arizona State. Stanford is 5-0 in its last five games, also 5-0 at home. Now they do struggle against Arizona State 1-3-1 ATS their last 5, but have covered as a top 10 school. This one will be close but don’t look for a ton of field goals in this game and one score could be the cover. If you think Stanford will win the game then you gotta’ lay that lumber. That’s the afternoon chowda’ I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up! ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS STANFORD CARDINAL 2-0 September 21, 7:00 PM | Grass of Stanford Stadium 2-0 RECENT FORM TEAM SU ATS OU OFF DEF ARIZST 2-0 1-1 2-0 43.50 15.00 STANFO 2-0 0-2 1-1 34.00 16.50 SMART CHART ARIZST TEAM STANFO 43.5 PTS FOR 34.0 15.0 PTS AGNST 16.5 28.5 DIFF. 17.5 358.5 PASS YDS 206.0 137.0 RUSH YDS 200.0 163.0 PASS D 132.5 141.0 RUSH D 159.5 -1.5 TO DIFF 0.5 INJURIES ARIZONA STATE PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION No Injuries to report. STANFORD PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION Henry Anderson DL Out Indefinitely (leg) BETTING TRENDS ARIZONA STATE Arizona State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona State's last 5 games Arizona State is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road Arizona State is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games on the road The total has gone OVER in 7 of Arizona State's last 10 games on the road Arizona State is 4-7-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Stanford The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona State's last 5 games when playing Stanford Arizona State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Stanford Arizona State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Stanford STANFORD Stanford is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games Stanford is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home Stanford is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home Stanford is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Arizona State The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Stanford's last 5 games when playing Arizona State Stanford is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Arizona State

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Behind Enemy Lines on Sunday morning in week 2

Yo this is Nicky and after the Cards kept it close last week bringing us to went 2-0 on the young seaon. We’ll get more aggressive once the season gets it’s legs underneath it but for now it’s one a day until we can accurate gauge real value so let’s get to it. On Sunday in the early games I like the Philadelphia Eagles (-6.5 buy the hook) to handle the San Diego Chargers at home. I realize the Chargers are coming off that incredibly disappointing loss at home on Monday Night to start the season but on a short week, flying across country, to take on a high-octane offense like Philly whose timing might even be better after a week on scrimmage against Washington. I don’t think the SuperChargers are going to be able to adapt to the style and pace in the game and keep in within a touchdown. For you quants, the Chargers are 0-8 in non-conference games over the last 3 seasons, and Philly is 16-6 ATS in home games after playing on Monday Night Football since 1992. That’s the Sunday bowl of chowda’, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Behind Enemy Lines on Opening Sunday

Yo this is Nicky and we’re 1-0 on the young season after the Broncos and Ravens easily went over the total for us on Thursday so let’s get back into the mix on Sunday afternoon. In the late games on the first full Sunday in the NFL I like the Arizona Cardinals (+4.5 buy the hook) to go into St. Louis and cover. It’s so early in the season but we’ve already seen in the early games that not many clubs are who we thought they were coming out of the pre-season so this will purely be a numbers play. The Cards are 7-1 straight up it’s last 8 games when playing on the road against the Rams. On the other side the rams are 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Arizona. I know the Cards haven’t won on the road in an age but we just need them to keep it within a field goal and I think they will do that if not win it on the field. That’s the Sunday chowda’ let’s check back on Monday.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Behind Enemy Lines on Opening Day

Yo, This is Nicky and let me be the first to wish everyone a happy new year! I know we’ve been dabbling here and there when we saw value but now its time to put on the hard hat, grab the lunch pail, and going to work as it’s football time! In the season opener you’ve got all kinds of story lines from the revenge factor, to postergate, to Dumberville coming home, etc. The defending champs may come out flat or walk into a buzzsaw of a crowd thinking this is the 6th overtime period from last year and react like a victory brings the Patriots to Mile High for the AFC Championship game. In any case this one is really tough to call and I suppose if someone put a gun to my head and made me pick the number I would probably lay the seven points but there is a better way to play this one and it’s the total. At 49 this looks like it has a good shot of going over. That vaunted Ravens starting defense hasn’t been on the field together very much during the pre-season and the hurry up offense of Denver, along with the altitude, should make for some big opportunities for Peyton and I look for them to score a lot. Conversely, the Ravens should also be able to run on the Broncos I like this game to go over the bar. That’s the chowder on opening day, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!
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.