Good afternoon everyone. Football starts for real tomorrow, and it's time for some predictions... :)
This is Joey, and he works as a ticket writer in the sportsbook at Palace Station (for those of you who may be new here). Joey is the favorite to pick more bets right than me this season (based on last year's stats and me wanting to take any perceived pressure off of myself)... ;)
Hello from Palace Station as we start FOOTBALL! Coach told me to pick my best seven thinking I would miss some games. That just gives me the opportunity to get more right.
Joey's Lucky Seven (0-0 this season)
Florida Atlantic (+22) @ Nebraska - FAU 11-2 as away underdog last 2 years.
Virginia (+21) vs. UCLA - RB Parks should provide ball control to keep game close.
Colorado State (+3) vs. Colorado - Sometimes you bet against the public and Coach.
Penn St. (+1 1/2) vs. UCF - QB Bortles in NFL and PSU recruited 12 4-star players.
Baylor (-32) vs. SMU - Bears are best team in Big 12.
South Carolina (-10) vs. Texas A&M - A&M in reboot mode with no Johnny Football.
Georgia (-7) vs. Clemson - Dawgs are best team in SEC.
And this would be me (and Andrea, my good luck charm for this week's picks, and maybe longer if I get some right)... ;)
Coach's Lucky Seven (0-0 this season)
UL-Monroe (+4) vs. Wake Forest - ULM is at home w/more returning starters and won at Wake last year.
Colorado (-2.5) vs. Colorado State - Buffs won by 14 last year and return more starters.
Houston (-12) vs. UTSA - Cougs won this matchup by 31 last year.
Arizona (-23.5) vs. UNLV - Wildcats beat Rebels by 45 last season.
Northwestern (-11.5) vs. Cal - NW beat Bears by 14 last year and returns 6 more starters.
Kent St. (-3) vs. Ohio - KSU beat Ohio by 31 last year.
LSU (-4.5) vs. Wisconsin - Tigers return 4 more starters for this game in Houston.
ENJOY the opening weekend of the season and I'll see ya soon!