October 1-8, 2019

October 20, 2019 8:32 AM | Anonymous

October 8, 2019


Monday record: 1-0....+$1.00

Playoffs so far: 5-4...+$1.25

Tampa Bay +215 Houston

Lets roll with a BIG dog!

October 7, 2019


We have lots of opinions on tonight's Monday Nght Football affair. Unfortunately those opinions are conflicting. Solid support for BOTH team. Line rising due to lots of SF money showing up. But I'll pass tonight and we'll wait for another day. Our "late Thoughts run of selections reached 7 in a row with New England skating past Washington.


Sunday record: 1-1....-$0.20

Playoffs so far: 4-4....+$0.25

NY Yankees -145 Minnesota

Good hunting tonight!

October 6, 2019


Here are your Late Consensus Picks for the NFL games of Sunday, Oct. 6




Pittsburgh +3 Baltimore

Jacksonville +3 1/2 Carolina

Chicago -6 Oakland

Tampa Bay +3 New Orleans

Denver--LA Chargers UNDER 44 1/2

NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: We had another winner here yesterday with Toledo (That's 6 in a row dating back to last Friday). Washington's totally fouled up. The coach is on the verge of being fired. New QB Colt McCoy's task is too knock the rust off against the nasty New England defense. The Skin's line is banged up. I know that the spread is large but I can see this one getting totally away from Washington.

TAKE: New England -16 1/2 Washington


Saturday record: 0-1....-$1.00

Playoffs so far: 3-3...+$0.45

Washington -120 LA Dodgers

Atlanta -115 St. Louis.

Great hunting today!


Here are your Late Consensus Picks on the college game of Saturday, Oct. 5



  • Michigan State +20 Ohio State
  • Pitt +4 Duke


Army +2 1/2 Tulane

Florida +2 1/2 Auburn

West Virginia +10 1/2 Texas

Northwestern +7 1/2 Nebraska

Cal--Oregon UNDER 46 1/2

Navy +3 Air Force

Mississippi---Vandy OVER 63 1/2

NORM'S LATE THOUGHTS: We had a spectacular weekend in this

spot last week (Two money line winning underdogs on Friday and winners Saturday, Sunday and Monday for a 5-0 sweep). But this day's card leave me feeling a bit cold. I know there's an above play recommending West Virginia but I actually lean a bit toward Texas so be a tad careful there. I do like Toledo's continuing home dominance in the Glass Bowl so lets recommend this:

TAKE (moderately): Toledo -1 1/2 Western Michigan


Friday record: 1-1....+$0.45

Playoffs so far: 3-2.....+$1.45

Minnesota +165 NY Yankees

Happy autumn!

October 4, 2019


There is one Late Consensus Pick on a college football game tonight.


TAKE: UCF -3 1/2 Cincinnati


Thursday record: 1-1....EVEN

Playoffs so far: 2-1.....+$1.00

Washington +145 LA Dodgers

Tampa Bay +195 Houston

Have a good Friday!

October 3, 2019


There are no significant Late Consensus Picks on either the NFL or the two low profile college game. But there will be opinions tomorrow.


Regular season record: 323--258....+$53.00 (Our best year ever)


Wednesday record: 1-0...+$1.00

Playoffs so far: 1-0....+$1.00

St. Louis--Atlanta OVER 9

Washington +150 LA Dodgers

Also, earlier this week we posted recommendations on Washington to win the NL pennant and World Series. If you already have those there's little reason to wager on them to win this Dodgers series but it's my feeling that they will.

Cheers to you all!

October 2, 2019


Oakland---Tampa Bay UNDER 7 1/2

Good hunting today! And thank heavens our huge underdog recommendation on the Nationals is still alive! 

October 1, 2019


Well, good morning to all. The Steelers whipping of Cincy completed a wonderful sweep this weekend in Norm's Late Thoughts. Now it's on to next weekend. But first, it's baseball time!


The playoffs begin today. We'll begin, not with a pick on today's single NL game but on the National League pennant and World Series. I like a team at huge odds to win both the NL and World Series---the Washington. I know that the NL road to everything seems to go through the LA Dodgers. But consider the Nats if you would. In late May they were floundering at 19-31. A huge disappointment. The firing of manager Dave Martinez seemed imminent. Suddenly they got hot and stayed hot. From that point Washington went 74-38. That's a pace that, if projected over a full season, would have had them winning 107 games. Houston won 107 and LAD won 106. In short, for four months plus Washington has been one of THE very best teams in all of baseball---perhaps THE best. And there may not be a finer starting pitching rotation in all of baseball. Scherzer, Starsburg and Corbin all ranked in the NL top 10 in ERA and strikeouts. And once #4 starter Anibal Sanchez got well and returned from the DL in late May he went 11-2. I know the terrible history of this franc hise in the playoffs and know this could all go "poof" today if they lose to Milwaukee in the wild card game, but the prices being offered on these red hot Nats are incredible.

TAKE: Washington +600 to win the NL pennant

TAKE: Washington +1500 to win the World Series.

Good hunting!

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