September 23-30, 2019

October 18, 2019 8:31 AM | Anonymous

September 30, 2019


     We have just concluded the finest season of baseball handicapping we've ever had. The final record of 323-258 produced a profit of $53.00. That means a $100 bettor would have realized a season-long profit of $5,300 dollars. We've had some good seasons before but never quite this good. Congrats to those who've endured the grind that a baseball season can be. Now, it's on to the playoffs which begin Tuesday!


There are no significant Late Consensus Picks on the NFL game tonight but I do have some Late Thoughts. Cincinnati's played much better than expected for their new head coach while the Steelers have staggered to an 0-3 start. But there seems to still be optimism in the Steel City where the franchise continues to make trades to add to their roster. Young Mason Rudolph looks like he has the makings of being a more than decent QB going forward and has now had some time to knock the rust off. We've has a very nice weekend in this spot for you tabbing two upset winners Friday night, selecting the Michigan runaway Saturday and elevating our faith in the New England--Buffalo UNDER Sunday. Lets wrap up the weekend with a final winner.

TAKE: Pittsburgh -3 1/2 Cincinnati

Happy days!

September 29, 2019


We had another really FINE day yesterday in these late selections. The VERY STRONG pick on Baylor hit and did 5 of the 8 REGULAR STRENGTH picks. And the NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS choice on Michigan was an easy, easy winner. But, that was yesterday. Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the NFL games of Sunday, Sept. 29:


STRONG PLAYS: Seattle -5 Arizona


Cleveland +7 Baltimore

Minnesota +1 Chicago

Houston -4 1/2 Carolina

New England--Buffalo UNDER 42

Denver--Jacksonville UNDER 37 1/2

NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: Between these picks and the already posted Picks of the Pole we've covered just about every game. But, were I too have re-posted my selections I'd have made the UNDER

on Buffalo--New England a Double Play. The more I've thought of this game the more I like it.


Saturday record: 1-2...-$0.45

Season so far: 319-257...+$48.55

Miami +130 Philadelphia

Pittsburgh ugh +125 Cincinnati

Texas +155 NY Yankees

Boston -250 Baltimore

Kansas City +155 Minnesota

Good hunting again today!

September 28, 2019


Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the college games of Saturday  Sept. 28

VERY STRONG PLAYS: Baylor +3 Iowa State



Northwestern +24 Wisconsin

So. Florida +7 1/2 SMU

Georgia Tech--Temple UNDER 47

Toledo +2 1/2 BYU

UCF -43 UConn

Utah State---Colorado State UNDER 70

North Texas--Houston OVER 59

Fresno -19 1/2 New Mexico State

NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS---Michigan's been a disappointment and the alums (big money backers) are rightfully alarmed. Today they get a rustable pig in Rutgers. And the more I looked at this game the more I believe that's what'll happen. This appears to be a "no mercy" game to me

TAKE: Michigan -27 1/2 Rutgers

And congrats to those who followed the suggestions here last night about both Duke and Arizona State being live underdogs who could win games straight up. Those money line profits are very tidy in an undertaking where any amount of extra profit is very appreciated!


Friday record: 1-2....-$1.00

Season so far: 319--255....+$49.00

Miami +155 Philadelphia

Atlanta EVEN NY Mets

Baltimore +155 Boston

Good hunting today!

September 27, 2019


I like a couple games on the college schedule tonight and will use them as a reminder of the differing ways to play games. Duke is a 3-point underdog to Virginia Tech tonight and Arizona state's a 4-point dog to Cal. A wagered can take the points and risk 110 to win 100. Or----the games can be played on the money line in which, instead of taking the points one can play the underdog to win straight out. In the case of Duke, playing them on the money line one risks 100 to win 115 and with Arizona State the return for a 100 investment is +165. I believe each of these teams has a chance to win these games outright. But taking the points can also create the feeling of having a "safety net" for the wagerer. Whichever you choose, have a wonderful evening


Friday record: 4-0....+$5.10

Season so far: 317-253...+$50.00

Miami +160 Philadelphia

Tampa Bay -185 Toronto

LA Angels +190 Houston

Happy Friday!

September 26, 2019


There is one Late Consensus Pick from a very solid handicapper on tonight's NFL game:

STRONG PLAY:  Green Bay -4 Philadelphia

I agree with the above selection especially in light of the injuries dogging the Eagles this early season. The Pack's playing at a very high level and multiple trends and angles support the GB selection.

Also, in college, I'd have a "lean" but that all to Navy getting 10 1/2 from Memphis. Navy's a tough team to prepare for and while Memphis is off to a fine start I do't see these teams as being that far apart.


Wednesday record: 3-1.....+$2.75

Season so far: 313--254...+$44.90

San Francisco -120 Colorado

Oakland -240 Seattle

White Sox +185 Cleveland

Pittsburgh +125 Cubs

Good hunting today!

September 25, 2019


Tuesday record: 1-2....-$2.10

Season so far:310-252....+$42.15

Pittsburgh +175 Cubs

Washington -175 Philadelphia

San Diego +145 LA Dodgers

Boston--Texas OVER 12

Good hunting today!

September 24, 2019

Yesterday 1-0 +1.05

Overall:  309-250 +44.20

Cleveland -220 Vs White Sox

Oakland -205 Vs LAAofA

Miami +210 Vs NY Mets

September 23, 2019


While no one of the handicappers I regularly check has a firm opinion on tonight's Monday Night NFL game, the more I looked at it the more

I lean to the underdog. The Bears stodgy offense allows underdogs to "hang around" in games like this and I've long thought of Jay Gruden as an under-rated coach.Washington done just that---hang in there--against the then-healthy Eagles and the good-looking Cowboys. Just not certain the Bears should be laying more than at FG against anyone on the road right now (except for Miami)

TAKE: Washington +4 Chicago


Sunday record: 1-4.....-$3.00

Season so far: 308-250....+$42.25

Miami +195 NY Mets

Happy Monday!

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