Good news kids, with the start of the NBA season, college football in the part of the schedule where there are games 4 days a week, and the NFL featuring games during the week, there is an over abundance of options for those wanting action on a daily basis.
Usually once the NBA season starts, I like to take a few weeks to feel some teams out to see if trends develops, but with the way information travels these days, and a subscription to NBA League Pass, that process feels like it’s about to be sped up.
Add into that fact that the Breeders Cup is this weekend as well makes this a perfect storm of gambling options. Now that the smorgasbord is open, the best plan of action is to pace yourself. DO NOT get all gung ho and try to win enough to buy a Lexus by Thanksgiving. That being said, we will take a look at the numbers in the biggest games of the next few days.
NFL – Kansas City at San Deigo (-7.5, total 42.5)
I am sure an executive in the NFL offices in New York City decided when they made out the NFL Network schedule that this would not be as bad of a clunker as it currently stands. San Diego is in full-season free fall form and just lost to Cleveland, Kansas City has resorted to playing their original starting quarterback after their backup Brady Quinn got concussed in last weeks loss to Oakland.
Thursday night games have traditionally been lower scoring, and fairly close. Entertaining? Meh. This pillow fight will make you wish you ordered chinese takeout, put on sweat pants, and watched Law & Order: SVU reruns.
No need to watch, take under the total of 42.5, and think of all the naughty things you want to do to Mariska Hargitay.
College Football – Middle Tennessee State at Western Kentucky (-9, total of 54)
Western’s offense struggled last week in the win against Florida International, and is poised for a big day on a short week.
Hilltoppers big, WKY -9
Since Hurricane Sandy had to be a wench it robbed us of a great scene in Brooklyn as they were set to host the Knicks in the first game in their new arena. That game has since been cancelled, and now Oklahoma City at San Antonio is the ONLY game on in the association tonight.
Oklahoma City at San Antonio (-2.5, total 201)
Biggest thing to look for are the spark plugs that are missing for both squads, Manu Ginobili may not play, and OKC will be hitting the floor for the first time since dealing James Harden to Houston (who dropped 37 and 12 in his first game as a starter for the Rockets). How will Kevin Martin and company fill that role? Growing pains assured, the Thunder still have Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. San Antonio typically rests it’s stars at times on the second game of a back-to-back, but this early in the season, I doubt Gregg Popovich sits Tim Duncan.
San Antonio hasn’t forgotten that OKC ripped off four straight to bounce them out of the playoffs last season, and OKC may be in a tough stretch to find bench scoring without Harden.
Spurs always are a tough out at the AT&T center, take the Spurs -2.5.
Good Luck, wager responsibly, and Mariska Hargitay.
Category: College Sports