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09/03/2011 09:37 AM
LOOKING FOR AN ANGLE?

Colorado at HAWAII...Defending WAC co-champs UH amped-up for rematch following 31-13 setback at Boulder LY. Recall, Warriors had to first fly 5,000 miles to play Army in West Point, then stayed in Las Vegas to prepare for CU rather than returning to the islands. New era under first-year HC Jon Embree in Boulder, but Buffs have dropped 18 straight outside their home state. UH was a perfect 7-0 vs. spread in reg.-season games in Honolulu LY.

Ucla at HOUSTON...You can bet UH has been stewing all summer for this rematch after losing its top two QBs (including Heisman candidate Case Keenum) to season-ending injuries in LY's 31-13 Rose Bowl defeat. Coug rush defense, however, must toughen up after UCLA RBs rumbled for 265 yds. in 51 tries.

Oregon vs. Lsu (at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX)...LSU has captured 17 straight games in month of September. And Tigers are playing back-to-back contests at Cowboys Stadium after ripping Texas A&M 41-24 in LY's Cotton Bowl. Homecoming of sorts for U of O's prime-time weapons QB Darron Thomas (Houston product) and RB LaMichael James (Texarkana).

Colorado State at NEW MEXICO...Woebegone NM just 4-7 as home underdog since '09. CSU totally controlled the "pits" in 38-14 spread-covering series win LY, generating season-high 328 YR in 50 totes. Lobos also no wins or covers in September since '08. Dog had covered 10 straight in series until LY.

South Florida at NOTRE DAME...USF's second-year mentor Skip Holtz has excelled as a road underdog, dating back to his days as East Carolina HC (albeit just 1-2 in his debut in Tampa LY). Skip played/coached at Notre Dame, serving as an assistant under his dad, Lou, from '90-'93. Irish only 2-10-2 as DD chalk in South Bend since 2006 (0-0-2 LY).

UL-Lafayette at OKLAHOMA STATE...OSU is an eye-opening 18-7 as DD chalk in Stillwater since 2000. In LY's 54-28 victory at Lafayette, semi-distracted Cowboys ("sandwich spot" 'tween Texas A&M & Texas Tech) came out ho-hum in rare visit to a Sun Belt venue, trailing 21-17 at halftime. But refocused OSU outscored Ragin' Cajuns 37-7 after intermission.

Buffalo at PITTSBURGH...Since winning the MAC title in '08, UB has been on pointspread downturn, recording 5-16-1 spread mark vs. FBS squads L2Ys.

Minnesota at SOUTHERN CAL...USC led only 14-13 with 5:35 left in third Q at Minneapolis, when Trojan's dazzling WR/returner Robert Woods scored on 97-yd. KO return in eventual 32-21 win. Gophers did need 22-yd. TD pass with :11 left to cover 13-pt. spread. Probation-plagued USC only 1-5 vs. spread last 6 as DD home chalk (0-2 LY).

San Jose State at STANFORD...New regime at Stanford. But "The Tree" has won and covered 6 of past 7 vs. nearby SJS (DNP in '10). In typically early "play for pay" games, Spartans have dropped 8 consecutive road openers (2-6 vs. spread), losing by avg. 46-9 score.

Rice at TEXAS...UT had easily won (and covered) last 4 vs. old SWC foe Rice (avg. 54-10 score) prior to LY's 34-17 victory at Reliant Stadium. Horns missed 2 FGs and fumbled a punt on their own 20 with :43 left (led to Owl TD with :24 to go) in non-covering victory.

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09/03/2011 09:54 AM
RETURNING
STARTERS: 2011
Off = Offensive; Def = Defensive; * = Quarterback
Off Def
Air Force Falcons ..................... 5 * 8
Akron Zips ................................ 6 * 8
Alabama Crimson Tide ............. 7 9
Arizona Wildcats ...................... 5 * 6
Arizona State Sun Devils ......... 7 6
Arkansas Razorbacks .............. 6 7
Arkansas State Red Wolves .... 7 * 7
Army Cadets ............................ 6 * 5
Auburn Tigers ........................... 3 3
Ball State Cardinals .................. 9 * 7
Baylor Bears ............................. 9 * 5
Boise State Broncos ................. 8 * 7
Boston College Eagles ............. 8 * 6
Bowling Green Falcons ............ 7 * 7
Buffalo Bulls ............................. 9 * 3
BYU Cougars .......................... 10 * 7
California Golden Bears ........... 7 5
Central Florida Knights ............. 6 * 4
Central Michigan Chippewas ... 8 * 6
Cincinnati Bearcats .................. 5 * 10
Clemson Tigers ........................ 8 5
Colorado Buffaloes ................... 9 * 7
Colorado State Rams ............... 7 * 6
Connecticut Huskies ................ 6 9
Duke Blue Devils ...................... 8 * 6
East Carolina Pirates ............... 6 * 7
Eastern Michigan Eagles ......... 7 * 7
Florida Gators .......................... 6 * 5
Florida Atlantic Owls ................ 7 5
Florida International Panthers .. 8 * 7
Florida State Seminoles ........... 8 8
Fresno State Bulldogs .............. 4 5
Georgia Bulldogs ...................... 5 * 7
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets ... 7 5
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors ......... 3 * 6
Houston Cougars ..................... 7 * 6
Idaho Vandals .......................... 5 8
Illinois Fighting Illini .................. 7 * 6
Indiana Hoosiers ...................... 6 6
Iowa Hawkeyes ........................ 5 5
Iowa State Cyclones ................ 6 7
Kansas Jayhawks .................... 7 * 8
Kansas State Wildcats ............. 6 7
Kent State Golden Flashes ...... 9 * 5
Kentucky Wildcats .................... 6 9
La-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns ...... 6 * 7
La-Monroe Warhawks ..............11 * 8
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs .......... 6 7
Louisville Cardinals .................. 3 7
LSU Tigers ............................... 8 * 7
Marshall Thundering Herd ........ 5 9
Maryland Terrapins ................... 7 * 7
Memphis Tigers ........................ 3 5
Miami of Florida Hurricanes ..... 6 * 7
Miami of Ohio Redhawks ......... 8 * 9
Michigan Wolverines ................ 9 * 8
Michigan State Spartans .......... 7 * 6
Middle Tennessee State ........... 7 3
Minnesota Golden Gophers ..... 6 8
Mississippi Rebels .................... 9 5
Off Def
Mississippi State Bulldogs ........ 8 * 7
Missouri Tigers ......................... 9 7
Navy Midshipmen ..................... 8 3
Nebraska Cornhuskers ............ 6 * 7
Nevada Wolf Pack ................... 6 7
New Mexico Lobos ................... 6 * 9
New Mexico State Aggies ........ 9 * 8
North Carolina Tar Heels .......... 6 7
North Carolina State Wolfpack . 5 8
North Texas Eagles .................. 5 7
Northern Illinois Huskies .......... 9 * 4
Northwestern Wildcats ............. 9 * 7
Notre Dame Fighting Irish ........ 8 * 8
Ohio State Buckeyes ................ 6 5
Ohio U Bobcats ........................ 8 5
Oklahoma Sooners .................. 8 * 8
Oklahoma State Cowboys ........ 9 * 6
Oregon Fighting Ducks ............ 7 * 5
Oregon State Beavers .............. 8 * 4
Penn State Nittany Lions .......... 7 * 8
Pittsburgh Panthers .................. 6 * 8
Purdue Boilermakers ................ 7 * 9
Rice Owls ................................. 9 * 9
Rutgers Scarlet Knights .......... 10 * 5
San Diego State Aztecs ........... 8 * 5
San Jose State Spartans ......... 6 11
SMU Mustangs........................ 10 * 8
South Carolina Gamecocks ..... 7 * 6
South Florida Bulls ................... 4 * 6
Southern California Trojans ...... 6 * 7
Southern Mississippi Eagles .... 8 * 7
Stanford Cardinal ..................... 5 * 6
Syracuse Orangemen .............. 7 * 5
TCU Horned Frogs ................... 4 6
Temple Owls ............................. 8 * 5
Tennessee Volunteers .............. 7 * 6
Texas Longhorns ...................... 5 * 7
Texas A&M Aggies .................. 10 * 8
Texas Tech Red Raiders .......... 7 7
Toledo Rockets ......................... 9 * 9
Troy Trojans ............................. 6 * 8
Tulane Green Wave ................. 6 * 7
Tulsa Golden Hurricane .......... 10 * 8
UAB Blazers ............................. 7 * 8
UCLA Bruins ............................ 8 * 8
UNLV Rebels ............................ 7 4
Utah Utes ................................. 7 * 5
Utah State Aggies .................... 9 5
UTEP Miners ........................... 2 9
Vanderbilt Commodores ...........11 * 8
Virginia Cavaliers ..................... 8 9
Virginia Tech Hokies ................. 7 6
Wake Forest Demon Deacons . 7 * 9
Washington Huskies ................ 7 8
Washington State Cougars ...... 8 * 8
West Virginia Mountaineers ..... 8 * 4
Western Kentucky 'Toppers ..... 7 * 9
Western Michigan Broncos ...... 7 * 8
Wisconsin Badgers .................. 5 6
Wyoming Cowboys .................. 7 7
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Saturday’s top 13 games
Northwestern has a senior QB; they’ve got nine of 10 back from LY’s OL, with 137 returning career starts. Wildcats covered seven of last nine as a road dog- they’re 9-5 SU in last 14 road games. Boston College was 0-4 as a home favorite LY, after covering 17 of previous 25- their top eight receivers are back. BC’s OL has 50 returning starts, but a soph QB with nine starts. Eagles have only five starters back on defense. Wildcats are 9-13 vs spread in last 22 non-league games.

Houston was 36-18 from 2006-9, but Keenum got hurt vs UCLA LY, Cougars (-3.5) lost 31-13 in Pasadena and went on to poor 5-7 season; Bruins outrushed UH 266-108 that day. UCLA has 17 returning starters but doesn’t have clearcut starter at QB. Bruins are 4-11 as road underdog under Neuheisel. Houston is 7-4 as home favorite under Sumlin, 4-8 vs non-league foes- they’ve got six starters back on both sides of ball, but a very young OL, with a freshman and two sophs starting.

South Florida coach Holtz played at Notre Dame under his dad; in his last six years as a coach at ECU/USF, Holtz is 17-7 vs spread as a road underdog. Bulls are 7-3 as road dog since ’07- they’ve got junior QB with 22 career starts, but have three new starters on OL. Notre Dame has 17 starters back but no clearcut starter at QB; over last four years, Irish are 2-5 as favorite in Games 1-3 of season- they play Michigan next. Since 2003, ND is 12-25-2 vs spread as a home favorite. In seven years as a D-I head coach, Kelly is 8-12-2 as a HF.

BYU is an independent for first time this year; they’ve got 10 starters back on offense, including soph QB who started 10 games LY, but only five back on defense. Cougars are 12-10 as AF in six years Mendenhall has been HC. BYU is 7-11 vs non-league foes last four years; now, everyone fits into that category. Ole Miss has new QB, but returns nine of other 10 starters on offense, including all five on OL (2 seniors)- they’ve got only four starters back on defense, losing four of top five tacklers. Rebels are 0-3 as home dog under Nutt, but 8-3 in its last 11 non-SEC games.

Underdogs covered nine of last ten Colorado State-New Mexico games, with dog winning SU in four of last five played here; Rams’ 38-14 home win LY was favorite’s first series cover in decade. State lost three of last four visits here, with three losses by 2-3-3 points. Rams have eight starters back on offense, six on defense; since 2003, they’re 1-10 vs spread as road favorite, 1-3 under Fairchild, but have four starters back on OL. Lobos have three soph starters on OL; they’re 6-10 as home dog last four years, 4-7 in two years under Locksley.

Fresno State is 11-9 vs spread as an underdog last four years, 10-12 vs non-league foes last five years; Bulldogs lost six starters on both sides of ball, are breaking in new QB (David Carr’s brother). Bulldogs allowed 4.6+ yards per rush in each of last four years, which makes it tough to stop team like Cal, that has better athletes. Bears’ new QB started 11 games for Buffalo in ’09. Cal is 3-11 as road favorite last four years. This game is at neutral Candlestick Park (Cal’s stadium is being refurbished this year). Cal coach Tedford was All American QB at Fresno and was assistant coach there for five years.

Indiana’s new coach was Oklahoma’s OC last nine years, during which time Indiana had four different HC’s. Hoosiers have six starters back on both sides of ball, three starters back on OL, with 71 career starts, but they’re breaking in new QB. Indiana lost last meeting vs Ball State 42-20 during Cardinals’ magical 12-2 season in 2008. Since 2005, Ball is 25-15-1 vs spread as an underdog. Cards have 17 starters back, 10 on offense. Hoosiers are 13-11-1 as favorite the last decade, 12-9-1 in last 22 non-league games.

Ohio U lost its starting QB and seven starters on defense, but they do have all five starters back on OL (99 career starts); Bobcats are 18-12 vs spread as favorite under Solich, 8-6 on road. Ohio is 11-15-1 vs spread in its last 27 lined non-MAC games. New Mexico State also has all five starters back on OL (97 career starts) but no clearcut starter at QB. Aggies are 3-11 as home underdog last three years, 2-7 under Walker. Over last four years, State is 2-11-1 in its last 14 non-WAC games. Hard to gauge how much Aggies’ infusion of JC talent will help right off bat.

Boise State coach Peterson is 61-5 SU in his five years, 11-4 in last 15 games as road fave, 11-3 vs spread in last 14 non-league games. Playing Dawgs in Georgia Dome is definite away game, but Broncos’ senior QB Moore has 39 career starts. Boise graduated five of top seven rushers from LY. Lot of heat under Georgia to start winning again; Dawgs’ soph QB had 24 TD passes, only 8 INTs LY. Georgia is 5-8 as an underdog since 2003. Georgia has three new starters on OL- they were 6-7 LY despite a +10 turnover ratio, a bad sign.

LSU won Cotton Bowl in this unique stadium eight months ago; Tigers have 8 starters back on offense, 7 on defense, but unsure of QB Jefferson’s status (legal issues). LSU has four starters back on OL; they’re 5-9 vs spread in last 14 non-SEC games. Oregon lost national title game to Auburn of SEC eight months ago; they’ve got six starters back on offense, five on defense. Ducks are 32-7 SU last three years, 18-12 vs spread in non-league games since ’03 (4-4 under Kelly). Oregon lost three starters from LY’s OL- their junior QB has 13 career starts. Miles is 62-17 SU as LSU’s coach.

Since 2004, Louisiana Tech is 9-28 vs spread as road dog; they were 1-2 in Dykes’ first year as HC LY. Bulldogs have new starting QB and three new starters on OL (all five OL starters are juniors). Southern Miss (-3.5) won 13-12 at Louisiana Tech LY, despite being +2 in turnovers and outrushing Tech 192-47; USM has 7 starters back on both sides of ball- they’re 9-7 as home favorite under Fedora, but 7-11 vs spread in last 15 non-league games. Eagles have senior QB with 31 career starts. Since 2002, Tech is 10-23 vs spread in non-league games.

Colorado has new coach, is in new league; since 2005, they’re 7-17 as road underdog, but they’re also 15-12 vs spread in last 27 non-league games. Buffs has 16 starters back, nine on offense; they have senior QB who has 16 career starts and four starters (three seniors) back on OL. Hawai’i (+13.5) lost 31-13 in Boulder LY, giving up 252 yards on ground- they’re 22-12 as home favorite since 2004, 7-4 in three years under McMackin. Hawai’I has senior QB with 22 starts, but they’ve also got four new starters on OL and only three returning starters on offense (6 on defense).

Troy State is one of those teams you never give points to in September; they’re 14-10-1 vs spread as road dog since 2004 (6-2 in first three games of year in last five years). Troy has NFL-caliber athletes, just not as many as the big schools do. Trojans have 8 starters back on offense and soph QB who made 13 starts LY. Clemson has 9 starters back on offense, only five on defense; Tigers have new QB but 4 starters (3 seniors) back on OL. Since ;04, Clemson is just 16-19-1 as home favorite, but they’re 6-5 under Swinney. Tigers covered only five of last 16 non-league games.
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NCAAF


Saturday, September 3

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Game of the day: Boise State vs. Georgia
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Boise State Broncos vs. Georgia Bulldogs (+3, 50.5)

THE STORY: Georgia qualifies as Boise State’s toughest non-conference opponent despite the fact the Bulldogs finished below .500 last season. The No. 7 Broncos won high-profile openers the past two seasons against Oregon (2009) and Virginia Tech (2010) and need to beat No. 22 Georgia to have any chance of garnering national championship talk. Bulldogs coach Mark Richt is on the hot seat. He is 96-34 in 10 seasons at Georgia, but 14-12 over the past two seasons. Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore was fourth in last season’s Heisman Trophy balloting. The Broncos are 0-4 against SEC foes.

On Friday, Boise State announced it will be without three Dutch-born players -- receiver Geraldo Boldewijn, safety Cedric Febis and defensive tackle Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe -- pending a review of their eligibility. All three players are not traveling. The review is not related to academics or rules violations, the school said. Boldewijn, a sophomore, was expected to have a significant role this season following the departures of Austin Pettis and Titus Young to the NFL. Febis is a starting senior safety and will be replaced by redshirt freshman Jeremy Ioane. Tjong-A-Tjoe, a sophomore backup to Billy Winn, played in 12 games last season and made 6.5 tackles for loss.

TV: ESPN. LINE: Boise State -3.5.

ABOUT GEORGIA (6-7 in 2010): The Bulldogs are coming off their first losing season since 1996. Sophomore quarterback Aaron Murray passed for 3,049 yards, 24 touchdowns and was intercepted eight times last season, but receivers A.J. Green and Kris Durham have moved on to the NFL, leaving junior tight end Orson Charles (422 yards) as his most feared target. Junior Richard Samuel and freshman Isaiah Crowell are slated to share the rushing workload after the off-season departures of Washaun Ealey (transfer) and Caleb King (academics). Samuel (quadriceps) and Crowell (groin) both had injury setbacks during August. Senior DeAngelo Tyson has moved over to defensive end after playing in the interior last season. Senior cornerback Brandon Boykin is a dangerous returner with four career kickoff return touchdowns. Boykin and junior safety Bacarri Rambo each had three interceptions in 2010.

ABOUT BOISE STATE (12-1 in 2010): The Broncos are 61-5 in Chris Petersen’s five seasons as coach. Moore is 38-2 as a starter and coming off a season in which he passed for 3,845 yards and 35 touchdowns against only six interceptions. However, he lost school-icon receivers Titus Young and Austin Pettis to the NFL and is adjusting to a lot of new targets. Senior Tyler Shoemaker (32 receptions) is the top holdover. Senior running back Doug Martin is coming off a 1,260-yard season. Seven starters are back from a stingy defense, including senior defensive tackle Billy Winn (9.5 tackles for loss), senior defensive end Shea McClellin (9.5 sacks) and safety George Iloka (two interceptions).

LINE MOVES: This line has remained steady, with a short move to 3.5 before being bet back to a field goal. The total opened as high as 52 points and has been bet down to 50.5 as of Friday afternoon.

EXTRA POINTS:

1. Georgia mauled Boise State 48-13 in 2005 in the only other meeting.

2. Boykin is the only player in SEC history with three 100-yard kickoff returns.

3. Moore has thrown a school-record 99 career touchdown passes.

TRENDS:

- Broncos are 4-0 ATS in their last four neutral-site games.
- Broncos are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as favorites.
- Broncos are 22-10-1 ATS in their last 33 non-conference games.
- Bulldogs are 1-4 ATS in their last five games in September.
- Bulldogs are 0-4 ATS in their last four games as underdogs.

PREDICTION: Boise State 30, Georgia 24 - Petersen has proven tough to beat when he has a long time to prepare for a BCS-caliber opponent, so look for the Broncos to prevail despite a pro-Georgia atmosphere in Atlanta.


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NCAAF


Saturday, September 3

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Thunderstorms galore: College football Week 1 weather report
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You’ve memorized the preview mags, kept an eye on all the early line moves, and have your DVR set to record as much Week 1 college football as possible. But have you looked to the skies yet? Here’s the weather report for the opening slate of NCAAF action Saturday:

MTSU Blue Raiders at Purdue Boilermakers (-17.5, 49.5)

Partially cloudy skies will give way to possible thundershowers in Layette, Ind., Saturday afternoon. Winds will also pick up, reaching around 10 mph and blowing WSW at Ross-Ade Stadium.

Kent State Golden Flashes at Alabama Crimson Tide (-38, 47)

Game time temperatures are expected to climb into the mid 90's when the Tide host the Golden Flashes at Bryant-Denny Stadium. There is also a threat of thundershowers in the forecast for Saturday's game.

UL Monroe Warhawks at Florida State Seminoles (-29.5, 55.5)

Tallahassee is expected to get hit with thundershowers and winds reaching into the high teens. The steady breeze will be blowing SE at Bobby Bowden Field. Saturday’s total has climbed from as low as 52 points.

South Florida Bulls at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (-11, 47)

South Bend, Ind., could get hit by thundershowers in the Irish’s season opener. The forecast is calling for storms and wind earlier in the game, then calmer conditions in the second half. Keep an eye on those weathervanes, halftime bettors.

Arkansas State Red Wolves at Illinois Fighting Illini (-21, 57.5)

Thunderstorms are in the forecast for Champaign, Ill., Saturday. A 31 percent chance of showers is on the board along with winds blowing SW from corner to corner. The total has been bet down a touch, from 58.5 points.

UCLA Bruins at Houston Cougars (-2.5, 61)

One of the biggest totals on the Week 1 board could be impacted by the possibility of thundershowers and winds reaching speeds of up to 20 mph - not to mention heat in the mid 90s. The forecast for O'Quinn Field could make passing tough for Houston QB Case Keenum. Regardless of the forecast, the total climbed as high as 61.5 at some books.

Western Michigan Broncos at Michigan Wolverines (-14, 61.5)

The Big House could also be the Wet House if thundershowers roll into Ann Arbor Saturday. There is a chance of the wet stuff and winds reaching speeds of up to 10 mph, gusting west across the field.

BYU Cougars at Mississippi Rebels (+2.5, 57)

Ole Miss and BYU will remain relatively dry for most of their season opener Saturday. However, there is a chance of rain late into the game which could impact the second-half scoring. The rain should help break up the heat, which will be in the high 90s to start the game.

Colorado State Rams at New Mexico Lobos (+6, 49.5)

Thundershowers could dampen Albuquerque Saturday night. Storms are in the forecast, but the winds in University Stadium will remain calm. The total for this matchup has dropped significantly from its opening post of 52.5 points.

Army Black Knights at Northern Illinois Huskies (-10.5, 55.5)

There’s a 53 percent chance of rain for Brigham Field Saturday. The number for this game has climbed over two points from its opening post.

UL Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns at Oklahoma State Cowboys (-38, 64.5)

Hopefully T. Boone Pickens can shell out a couple bucks for umbrellas during the Cowboys’ opener. Clear skies around kickoff will give way to thundershowers with gametime temperatures flirting with the mid 90s in Stillwater, Okla.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Oklahoma Sooners (-24.5, 65)

Clear skies will get pushed out by possible thundershowers in Norman, Okla. The Sooners and Golden Hurricane will likely get hit by the bad weather later in the game, making the second-half total a tempting wager.

Rice Owls at Texas Longhorns (-24, 55)

A steady breeze will cool off the Owls and Longhorns for the first part of this Texas rivalry. Gametime temperatures could climb into the triple digits by kickoff.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (-13, 57.5)

The forecast in Hattiesburg, Miss., is calling for a chance of thundershowers and winds reaching 20 mph when the Bulldogs and Golden Eagles open the season Saturday. The gusts, which are expected to blow east from sideline to sideline, will die down later in the game.


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Saturday, September 3

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PITTSBURGH (63 - 75) at CHICAGO CUBS (59 - 79) - 1:05 PM
ROSS OHLENDORF (R) vs. CASEY COLEMAN (R)
Top Trends for this game.
PITTSBURGH is 86-143 (-45.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 23-47 (-23.8 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 8-30 (-17.4 Units) against the money line in road games when playing on Saturday over the last 3 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 82-137 (-26.6 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 17-10 (+10.5 Units) against the money line in September games over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 28-20 (+11.7 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday over the last 2 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 64-75 (+4.5 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
PITTSBURGH is 33-37 (+10.3 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
PITTSBURGH is 19-17 (+10.2 Units) against the money line in road games against division opponents this season.
PITTSBURGH is 17-11 (+14.6 Units) against the money line in road games in day games this season.
PITTSBURGH is 62-74 (+2.9 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 60-71 (-27.8 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 176-149 (-42.3 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 59-80 (-17.3 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 68-84 (-30.6 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 25-38 (-14.6 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 62-79 (-24.8 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 59-80 (-17.3 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 46-59 (-20.4 Units) against the money line in home games against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
PITTSBURGH is 7-7 (+0.6 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS this season
8 of 14 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.5 Units)

ROSS OHLENDORF vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
OHLENDORF is 1-0 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 2.42 and a WHIP of 1.077.
His team's record is 3-1 (+3.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-4. (-4.4 units)

CASEY COLEMAN vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
No recent starts.

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CINCINNATI (68 - 70) at ST LOUIS (73 - 65) - 4:10 PM
HOMER BAILEY (R) vs. JAIME GARCIA (L)
Top Trends for this game.
CINCINNATI is 69-70 (-11.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
CINCINNATI is 29-36 (-14.5 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season.
CINCINNATI is 67-69 (-12.9 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
CINCINNATI is 29-40 (-17.0 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
CINCINNATI is 560-643 (+49.8 Units) against the money line in road games since 1997.
CINCINNATI is 83-57 (+18.7 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 87-85 (-36.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 15-18 (-12.4 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season this season.
ST LOUIS is 74-66 (-7.8 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
ST LOUIS is 35-33 (-13.1 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
ST LOUIS is 19-29 (-17.9 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday over the last 2 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 74-70 (-30.1 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 20-24 (-10.5 Units) against the money line in day games this season.
ST LOUIS is 35-33 (-13.1 Units) against the money line in home games in games played on a grass field this season.
GARCIA is 7-12 (-9.2 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season. (Team's Record)
GARCIA is 2-9 (-13.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
CINCINNATI is 8-5 (+4.2 Units) against ST LOUIS this season
8 of 13 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.6 Units)

HOMER BAILEY vs. ST LOUIS since 1997
BAILEY is 2-4 when starting against ST LOUIS with an ERA of 5.18 and a WHIP of 1.464.
His team's record is 2-6 (-4.3 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 4-3. (+0.5 units)

JAIME GARCIA vs. CINCINNATI since 1997
GARCIA is 5-1 when starting against CINCINNATI with an ERA of 2.89 and a WHIP of 1.152.
His team's record is 5-1 (+4.2 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-3. (-0.1 units)

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MILWAUKEE (82 - 57) at HOUSTON (47 - 91) - 7:05 PM
CHRIS NARVESON (L) vs. BUD NORRIS (R)
Top Trends for this game.
HOUSTON is 69-73 (+10.2 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 44-42 (+12.6 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
NORRIS is 9-2 (+8.7 Units) against the money line as a home underdog of +100 to +125 over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
NORRIS is 19-12 (+13.6 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
NORRIS is 11-4 (+14.4 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
MILWAUKEE is 83-57 (+19.2 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
MILWAUKEE is 48-25 (+18.3 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season.
MILWAUKEE is 16-5 (+11.2 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday this season.
MILWAUKEE is 43-24 (+13.7 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
MILWAUKEE is 83-57 (+19.2 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
MILWAUKEE is 57-37 (+16.2 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
MILWAUKEE is 68-41 (+22.7 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
MILWAUKEE is 49-22 (+21.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
MILWAUKEE is 29-7 (+20.4 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season this season.
NARVESON is 22-13 (+10.0 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
HOUSTON is 31-60 (-19.6 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
HOUSTON is 21-50 (-21.0 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
HOUSTON is 47-92 (-32.5 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
HOUSTON is 16-43 (-24.8 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season.
HOUSTON is 26-43 (-14.9 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
HOUSTON is 13-26 (-12.7 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season.
HOUSTON is 14-34 (-18.4 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 45-91 (-34.4 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
HOUSTON is 35-63 (-17.2 Units) against the money line in night games this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
MILWAUKEE is 10-3 (+6.2 Units) against HOUSTON this season
7 of 13 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.6 Units)

CHRIS NARVESON vs. HOUSTON since 1997
NARVESON is 1-2 when starting against HOUSTON with an ERA of 4.62 and a WHIP of 1.324.
His team's record is 3-4 (-1.2 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 4-3. (+0.6 units)

BUD NORRIS vs. MILWAUKEE since 1997
NORRIS is 3-1 when starting against MILWAUKEE with an ERA of 3.50 and a WHIP of 1.306.
His team's record is 4-2 (+2.9 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-3. (-1.2 units)

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NY METS (67 - 69) at WASHINGTON (63 - 73) - 7:05 PM
DILLON GEE (R) vs. TOM MILONE (L)
Top Trends for this game.
WASHINGTON is 37-29 (+8.5 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
WASHINGTON is 37-29 (+8.5 Units) against the money line in home games in games played on a grass field this season.
WASHINGTON is 26-17 (+9.9 Units) against the money line in home games in night games this season.
NY METS are 67-69 (+4.3 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
NY METS are 37-33 (+14.4 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
NY METS are 67-69 (+4.3 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
NY METS are 47-46 (+5.0 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
NY METS are 36-30 (+8.9 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
NY METS are 40-32 (+6.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
NY METS are 12-6 (+8.1 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season this season.
GEE is 15-7 (+9.5 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
GEE is 10-4 (+8.5 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
GEE is 15-7 (+9.5 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season. (Team's Record)
GEE is 10-4 (+6.1 Units) against the money line in night games this season. (Team's Record)
GEE is 10-2 (+8.5 Units) against the money line after a win this season. (Team's Record)
GEE is 11-3 (+8.9 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season. (Team's Record)
WASHINGTON is 16-33 (-15.5 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 24-36 (-12.4 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
WASHINGTON is 24-38 (-16.0 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
NY METS is 7-5 (+0.8 Units) against WASHINGTON this season
7 of 12 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.7 Units)

DILLON GEE vs. WASHINGTON since 1997
GEE is 3-0 when starting against WASHINGTON with an ERA of 1.27 and a WHIP of 0.843.
His team's record is 3-0 (+3.3 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-2. (-1.3 units)

TOM MILONE vs. NY METS since 1997
No recent starts.

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PHILADELPHIA (88 - 46) at FLORIDA (60 - 77) - 7:10 PM
COLE HAMELS (L) vs. RICKY NOLASCO (R)
Top Trends for this game.
FLORIDA is 51-34 (+18.5 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
NOLASCO is 13-4 (+11.4 Units) against the money line after 3 or more consecutive losses since 1997. (Team's Record)
PHILADELPHIA is 48-23 (+11.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 88-46 (+20.4 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 42-24 (+11.1 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 86-45 (+19.9 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 137-75 (+31.4 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
PHILADELPHIA is 134-83 (+21.4 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
FLORIDA is 60-77 (-16.2 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
FLORIDA is 25-42 (-23.4 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
FLORIDA is 8-17 (-11.8 Units) against the money line in home games against division opponents this season.
FLORIDA is 60-74 (-13.2 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
FLORIDA is 19-34 (-20.4 Units) against the money line in home games in night games this season.
FLORIDA is 30-46 (-15.9 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
FLORIDA is 7-22 (-15.1 Units) against the money line after 3 or more consecutive losses this season.
FLORIDA is 25-41 (-11.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
FLORIDA is 3-12 (-9.3 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season.
NOLASCO is 4-11 (-10.0 Units) against the money line in home games this season. (Team's Record)
NOLASCO is 4-11 (-10.0 Units) against the money line in home games in games played on a grass field this season. (Team's Record)
NOLASCO is 4-11 (-10.0 Units) against the money line in home games in night games this season. (Team's Record)
NOLASCO is 1-7 (-8.1 Units) against the money line in home games after a loss this season. (Team's Record)
NOLASCO is 4-11 (-9.6 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
PHILADELPHIA is 10-4 (+3.8 Units) against FLORIDA this season
7 of 12 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.5 Units)

COLE HAMELS vs. FLORIDA since 1997
HAMELS is 6-7 when starting against FLORIDA with an ERA of 3.41 and a WHIP of 1.129.
His team's record is 8-10 (-9.9 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 10-8. (+0.2 units)

RICKY NOLASCO vs. PHILADELPHIA since 1997
NOLASCO is 6-3 when starting against PHILADELPHIA with an ERA of 2.69 and a WHIP of 1.099.
His team's record is 6-5 (+3.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-7. (-3.5 units)

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LA DODGERS (67 - 70) at ATLANTA (81 - 56) - 7:10 PM
NATHAN EOVALDI (R) vs. MIKE MINOR (L)
Top Trends for this game.
LA DODGERS are 150-152 (-15.0 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
LA DODGERS are 70-73 (-24.4 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 3 seasons.
LA DODGERS are 150-152 (-15.0 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
LA DODGERS are 72-89 (-19.6 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
LA DODGERS are 35-54 (-19.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 81-56 (+10.6 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
ATLANTA is 100-55 (+16.5 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 81-56 (+10.6 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
ATLANTA is 60-38 (+11.0 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
ATLANTA is 40-17 (+13.5 Units) against the money line in home games after a loss over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
LA DODGERS is 4-1 (+3.7 Units) against ATLANTA this season
3 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.0 Units)

NATHAN EOVALDI vs. ATLANTA since 1997
No recent starts.

MIKE MINOR vs. LA DODGERS since 1997
No recent starts.

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COLORADO (65 - 73) at SAN DIEGO (60 - 78) - 8:35 PM
ALEX WHITE (R) vs. CORY LUEBKE (L)
Top Trends for this game.
COLORADO is 28-36 (-16.1 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
COLORADO is 67-71 (-27.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 65-74 (-22.3 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
COLORADO is 2-14 (-11.4 Units) against the money line as a road underdog of +125 to +150 this season.
COLORADO is 61-91 (-33.0 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 25-33 (-14.7 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
COLORADO is 65-74 (-22.3 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
COLORADO is 98-105 (-27.8 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
SAN DIEGO is 36-47 (-10.9 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
SAN DIEGO is 60-79 (-12.2 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
SAN DIEGO is 40-56 (-15.2 Units) against the money line when the total is 7 or less this season.
SAN DIEGO is 28-39 (-14.3 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
SAN DIEGO is 28-38 (-13.2 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 7 or less this season.
SAN DIEGO is 18-34 (-13.2 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
SAN DIEGO is 60-79 (-12.2 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
SAN DIEGO is 32-59 (-26.4 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
SAN DIEGO is 18-32 (-16.7 Units) against the money line in home games against right-handed starters this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
COLORADO is 8-5 (+0.6 Units) against SAN DIEGO this season
7 of 13 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.9 Units)

ALEX WHITE vs. SAN DIEGO since 1997
No recent starts.

CORY LUEBKE vs. COLORADO since 1997
LUEBKE is 0-1 when starting against COLORADO with an ERA of 7.45 and a WHIP of 1.861.
His team's record is 1-1 (+0.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-1. (-0.1 units)

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ARIZONA (78 - 60) at SAN FRANCISCO (73 - 65) - 9:05 PM
IAN KENNEDY (R) vs. TIM LINCECUM (R)
Top Trends for this game.
SAN FRANCISCO is 87-75 (+12.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
SAN FRANCISCO is 49-36 (+15.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
SAN FRANCISCO is 177-140 (+17.8 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
SAN FRANCISCO is 167-82 (+35.5 Units) against the money line as a home favorite of -150 to -175 since 1997.
SAN FRANCISCO is 147-93 (+25.9 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 3 seasons.
SAN FRANCISCO is 30-18 (+9.3 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
SAN FRANCISCO is 176-138 (+19.0 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
SAN FRANCISCO is 124-90 (+21.6 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
ARIZONA is 79-61 (+21.2 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
ARIZONA is 36-34 (+9.8 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
ARIZONA is 30-22 (+10.1 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
ARIZONA is 79-61 (+21.2 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
ARIZONA is 61-43 (+20.0 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
ARIZONA is 58-42 (+19.4 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
KENNEDY is 20-8 (+12.3 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
KENNEDY is 10-3 (+8.9 Units) against the money line in road games this season. (Team's Record)
KENNEDY is 10-1 (+10.3 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season. (Team's Record)
KENNEDY is 20-8 (+12.3 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season. (Team's Record)
KENNEDY is 16-6 (+10.1 Units) against the money line in night games this season. (Team's Record)
SAN FRANCISCO is 52-52 (-12.0 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
SAN FRANCISCO is 9-4 (+4.0 Units) against ARIZONA this season
7 of 13 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.2 Units)

IAN KENNEDY vs. SAN FRANCISCO since 1997
KENNEDY is 2-2 when starting against SAN FRANCISCO with an ERA of 1.87 and a WHIP of 0.919.
His team's record is 3-5 (-2.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 4-4. (-0.5 units)

TIM LINCECUM vs. ARIZONA since 1997
LINCECUM is 7-3 when starting against ARIZONA with an ERA of 2.43 and a WHIP of 1.000.
His team's record is 9-7 (-0.9 units) in these starts. The OVER is 8-8. (-0.2 units)

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  • 09/03/2011 01:06 PM
    love some of your plays today bro...as ive posted i usually stay away from huge pt spreads myself....i love the ole miss game and the over....s.fla also, and the houston game wich i shoulda waited went to -1..in the miss/byu game so many returning starters on offense for both teams and they both lost alot on defense, weather is suppose to be nice so points should be scored hit the 1st half over too gl 151
    You’ve got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing.
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09/03/2011 05:28 PM
Evening MLB Best Bets !


NY Mets - 7:05 PM ET NY Mets -103 500
Washington - Under 8.5 500

Milwaukee - 7:05 PM ET Houston +122 500
Houston - Under 8.5 500

Cleveland - 7:10 PM ET Cleveland +120 500
Kansas City - Under 8.5 500

LA Dodgers - 7:10 PM ET LA Dodgers +141 500
Atlanta - Over 8 500

Philadelphia - 7:10 PM ET Florida +153 500
Florida - Over 7.5 500

Colorado - 8:35 PM ET Colorado +135 500
San Diego - Under 7 500

Minnesota - 9:05 PM ET Minnesota +246 500
LA Angels - Over 7.5 500

Arizona - 9:05 PM ET San Francisco -155 500
San Francisco - Over 6 500 [hr]
Date WLT Pct Net Units Record

09/03/11 9-­2-­0 81.82% +­3400 Detail

09/02/11 3-­1-­0 75.00% +­950 Detail

09/01/11 7-­12-­0 36.84% -­3100 Detail

Totals 19-­15-­0 55.88% +1250

Evening CFB Best Bets :

Fresno State - 7:00 PM ET Fresno State +10 500
California - Over 48.5 500

Florida Atlantic - 7:00 PM ET Florida -35 500
Florida -

Ball State - 7:00 PM ET Indiana -5.5 500
Indiana -

UL Lafayette - 7:00 PM ET Oklahoma State -38 500
Oklahoma State -

Army - 7:00 PM ET Army +11 500
Northern Illinois - Over 54 500

East Carolina - 7:00 PM ET South Carolina -20.5 500
South Carolina - Over 62 500

Ohio - 8:00 PM ET Ohio -6.5 500
New Mexico State - Over 54.5 500

Tulsa - 8:00 PM ET Oklahoma -25 500
Oklahoma - Over 65.5 500

Rice - 8:00 PM ET Rice +24.5 500
Texas - Under 55 500

Boise State - 8:00 PM ET Boise State -3 500
Georgia - Over 50.5 500

Oregon - 8:00 PM ET Oregon -3.5 500
Louisiana State - Over 54.5 500

Louisiana Tech - 10:00 PM ET Louisiana Tech +12 500
Southern Mississippi -

Colorado - 10:15 PM ET Hawaii -6 500
Hawaii - Under 55.5 500
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09/04/2011 12:41 AM
Sunday's Slate

September 3, 2011

With Week 1 of the 2011 NFL season not starting until Thursday, gamblers have to concentrate on college football Sunday with a pair of televised games on the docket.

Let’s start with a huge rivalry game between West Virginia and Marshall in Morgantown. Most betting shops, as of Saturday afternoon, were listing the Mountaineers as 23-point favorites with the total in the 55-56 range. Lucky’s in Las Vegas had the Thundering Herd at plus-1150 on the money line (risk $100 to win $1,150).

West Va. has a new head coach in Dana Holgorsen, who was brought in from Oklahoma St. as the coach-in-waiting behind Bill Stewart in an extremely odd scenario. Stewart also found it odd, allegedly attempting to talk a local media member into digging up dirt on Holgorsen.

Whatever the case, Stewart took a pink slip this summer and Holgorsen, the former offensive coordinator at OSU, is now the man in charge. (Wasn’t that the purpose anyway?)

WVU brings back eight starters on offense and four on defense from last year’s 9-4 squad that lost 23-7 to North Carolina St. in the Champs Sports Bowl. Holgorsen inherits the Big East’s best signal caller in junior Geno Smith, who completed 64.8 percent of his passes for 2,763 yards with a 24/7 touchdown-to-interception ratio in his first year as the starter.

Smith’s favorite target, Jock Sanders, is gone but Tavon Austin is back. Austin hauled in 58 receptions for 787 yards and eight TDs. Noel Devine, an explosive threat out of the backfield the last four years, has also departed.

Even though WVU’s ‘D’ lost a lot of key key pieces, the unit does return senior DE Bruce Irvin, who had 14 sacks last year. Terence Garvin, who might be the Big East’s best safety, also returns after leading the ‘Neers in tackles with 76. So does Keith Tandy, who led the Big East with six interceptions.

Marshall began the Doc Holliday Era by going 5-7 straight up and 4-7-1 against the spread. The Thundering Herd won four of its last five games and had it not let the WVU game get away, it may have gone bowling.

Marshall hosted the Mountaineers in Huntington in Week 2 and dominated for the first three quarters. The Herd led by a 21-6 count going into the final stanza, only to allow WVU to force overtime with 12 ticks left thanks to a TD pass from Smith and a two-point conversion. West Va. prevailed in the extra session on Tyler Bitancurt’s 20-yard field goal, but Marshall took the cash as a 12-point home underdog.

The Herd returns four starters on offense and nine on defense. It must replace veteran QB Brian Anderson, though. The job has been won by true freshman Rakeem Cato. His favorite target will most likely be Aaron Dobson, who finished 2010 with 44 catches for 689 yards and five TDs. WR Troy Evans (21 catches for 225 yards and 3 TDs LY) won’t be available after getting suspended indefinitely in the aftermath of being charged with four armed robberies.

On the injury front for WVU, its starting OG Josh Jenkins is out for the season with a knee injury.

ESPN will have the telecast at 3:30 p.m. Eastern.

The late game will take place at Kyle Field in College Station, where Texas A&M will host SMU. Most books are listing the Aggies as 15 ½-point favorites with the total in the 56-57 range. Bettors can take the Mustangs to win outright for a plus-450 return (risk $100 to win $450 per the LV Hilton early Saturday evening).

Texas A&M finished last season strong, winning six straight games to close the regular season and get Mike Sherman off the hot seat. Sherman deserves the credit thanks to a bold move to replace four-year starting QB Jerrod Johnson with Ryan Tannehill, who threw for 1,638 yards and 13 touchdowns.

The Aggies’ momentum was halted in a 41-24 Cotton Bowl loss to LSU, but they still come into this year with optimism galore. Most polls and/or publications have Texas A&M in the top-10 of the national rankings.

Sherman’s squad brings back 10 starters on offense and eight on defense. All of Tannehill’s WRs are back, including senior Jeff Fuller, who finished 2010 with 72 catches for 1,066 yards and 12 TDs. Fuller has been struggling with a hamstring injury but he will play.

SMU went 7-7 SU and 5-8-1 ATS last season. The Mustangs dropped a 16-14 decision to Army in the Armed Forces Bowl. They have been to back-to-back bowl games under June Jones after a postseason absence that dated back to 1984.

SMU has 10 starters back on offense and eight on defense. Jones has junior Kyle Padron under center after he threw for 3,828 yards with a 31/14 TD-INT ratio as a sophomore. Pardron has most of his WRs back with the exception of Aldrick Robinson, who had 65 catches for 1,301 yards and 14 TDs last year.

WRs Cole Beasley and Darius Johnson are back in the mix. Beasley finished 2010 with a team-high 87 receptions for 1,060 yards and six TDs, while Johnson had 78 grabs for 845 yards and six scores.

Jones has used more balance in his offense at SMU compared to his previous tenure at Hawaii. In fact, junior RB Zach Line rushed for 1,494 yards and 10 TDs last season, averaging 6.1 yards per carry.

SMU has been a double-digit underdog seven times over the last two years, going 6-1 versus the number. The Mustangs opened 2010 with a 35-27 loss at Texas Tech as 13 ½-point underdogs.

FSN will provide television coverage at 7:30 p.m. Eastern.

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09/04/2011 11:15 AM
West Virginia Hosts Marshall Thundering Herd

The Marshall Thundering Herd will meet up with the West Virginia Mountaineers in an in-state rivalry game that has been dubbed the “Friends of the Coal” Bowl. Sunday’s kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. (ET) at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, and will be televised nationally on ESPN.

West Virginia is one of three teams tied for 30th in the season-opening Don Best Oddsmaker Poll, a little lower than where the AP lists the Mountaineers, and should start the 2011 college football season in the win column. The Mountaineers have won all 10 previous meetings against the Thundering Herd.

Current betting odds have the Mountaineers listed as 23-point favorites and the total stands at 55 ½.

Last year’s contest was one of the more exciting games on either team's schedule, as West Virginia rallied from a 15-point deficit in the final 8:28 of the game to force overtime, eventually coming away with a 24-21 road win in Huntington. The Mountaineers grabbed the cash as 12-point road underdogs in that contest, while the teams slipped under the posted total of 46 at kickoff.

West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen will get his first look at the rivalry after becoming the school’s 33rd head coach during the offseason. He was named a finalist for the Frank Broyles Award while serving as Oklahoma State’s offensive coordinator last year, a distinction that goes to the nation’s top assistant coach.

Holgorsen’s offense led the nation in total offense and finished third in scoring offense. The Cowboys averaged 520.2 yards per game, while scoring 44.2 points a contest.

There’s been talk around the practice field that West Virginia junior quarterback Geno Smith is still trying to grasp the playbook. He will be entering his second year as the school’s signal-caller, throwing for 2,763 yards and 24 touchdowns in 2010.

Fans in Morgantown are accustomed to the Mountaineers opening things with a victory, as the program is 92-18-6 in home openers, including a 31-0 win over Coastal Carolina as 41½-point favorites. Bettors will be interested to know that West Virginia has failed to cover two of its last three games when matching up against Conference USA opponents.

Marshall head coach Doc Holliday treats this rivalry like it's the Wild West, as he closes practices off from the media for the only week of the season. Much was made of a 2006 incident when a spy from Morgantown was spotted at a Herd practice taking notes.

The 2011 schedule is daunting from the outset and it will be important for Holliday’s staff to keep spirits up on the sidelines. The Thundering Herd will open the season by playing six teams that participated in bowl games a year ago.

Marshall will combat Holgorson’s offensive system with nine returning starters on defense, including the entire secondary. It was a solid group a year ago, ranking fourth in Conference USA in both total (386 ypg) and scoring defense (28.8).

True freshman Rakeem Cato gets the nod at quarterback and will be taking on a Mountaineers defense that finished third nationally in allowing 261.1 yards per game a year ago.

The Thundering Herd have covered their last two meetings with teams from the Big East Conference.

Weather forecasts suggest game-time highs in the mid-80s and a 50 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms throughout. A southern wind of 5-10 mph will also be present.
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09/04/2011 11:17 AM
West Virginia hosts Marshall in Coal Bowl

MARSHALL THUNDERING HERD (0-0)
at WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS (0-0)

Kickoff: Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EDT
Line: West Virginia -23, Total: 55.5

After a tumultuous spring of off-the-field issues, West Virginia is ready to get back on the field when it hosts in-state rival Marshall in the “Coal Bowl” on Sunday afternoon. New head coach Dana Holgorsen brings his high-flying offense from Oklahoma State, to try to give his Mountaineers their 11th win in 11 meetings with the Thundering Herd.

After these schools renewed their rivalry in 2006, WVU ran off five straight wins by an average of 21.6 PPG. But last year’s meeting was a true nail-biter with Marshall falling 24-21 in overtime. The difference in Sunday’s matchup is the quarterbacks. West Virginia sophomore Geno Smith, who helped his team erase a 15-point, fourth-quarter deficit in last year’s meeting, is head and shoulders above Herd true freshman QB Rakeem Cato. Smith also has a much better supporting cast on offense, particularly WR Tavon Austin. The pick here is for WEST VIRGINIA to win and cover.

This three-star FoxSheets trend also sides with the Mountaineers.

Play On - Favorites of 21.5 to 31 points (W VIRGINIA) - with 8 offensive starters returning. (89-44 over the last 10 seasons.) (66.9%, +40.6 units. Rating = 3*).

Former WVU assistant Doc Holliday enters his second season as Marshall’s head coach, looking to build on a 4-1 record to close out 2010. The offense is still subpar, after ranking 103rd in yardage (314 YPG) and 101st in points (20.8 PPG). In addition to concerns in the passing game with a true freshman QB, the tailback role is also unsettled, with unimpressive junior Martin Ward (345 rush yds, 3.6 YPC, 1 TD) as the best option. However, junior WR Aaron Dobson is a reliable target (44 rec, 689 yds, 5 TD) and the sound offensive line allowed just 13 sacks last year (T-17th in nation). The improving defense returns nine starters, most notably DE Vinny Curry (12 sacks, 18 TFL) up front, and LB Kellen Harris (68 tackles) who will try to offset the loss of stud LB Mario Harvey who had 143 tackles and 8.5 sacks. The entire secondary returns, featuring safeties Omar and Donald Brown (163 tackles and 6 INT combined).

In the past five seasons as an offensive coordinator at Texas Tech, Houston and Oklahoma State, Holgorsen’s teams racked up 2,617 points. Smith (65% completion rate, 2,763 yds, 24 TD, 7 INT) and Austin (58 rec, 787 yds, 8 TD) look very comfortable in this pass-happy attack. The ground game has some holes with Noel Devine and his 4,317 career rushing yards departed. The defense, which ranked thid in the nation in points (13.5 PPG) and yards (261 YPG) only returns four starters, but two of those players are excellent, in DE Bruce Irvin (14 sacks) and CB Keith Tandy (6 INT).

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