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For your consideration: Week # 4

I have said it many times, but it’s worth repeating.  “Rankings mean very little in college sports”, in fact, more times than not, you are paying an extra point (or two) in betting on favorites, oddsmakers know they will get action on the ranked team regardless.  It’s also worth mentioning, ranked teams will get full effort and attention from most underdogs.  The Indiana Hoosiers are coming off a horrible loss to Bowling...

Jimmyshivers Week 3 ACC Thread

Jimmyshivers Week 3 ACC Thread   Aside from Virginia Tech earning a shocking W in Columbus, it was not a huge week nationally for the ACC. Sometimes it’s best in the early weeks just to stay out of the spotlight (Big Ten!) and grind out results.  That’s exactly what the rest of the league did in Week 2, with all 11 ACC teams who played a non-conference game earning a Win. On the gambling front, it was also a solid week...

For your consideration: Week # 3

Rarely will I put a lot of emphasis on one player when deciding which game to wager on, but if you haven’t heard about the 6’2, 218 pound senior QB out of East Carolina, you soon will.  His name is Shane Carden and this kid can spin it. Last year he had one of the best seasons of any quarterback, throwing for more than 4000 yards and completing more than 70 percent of his passes, ranking him third in the nation. And if those...

Sun Belt, MAC & AAC – Week # 3

After consecutive 3-1 weeks to start the season, let’s hope to keep the momentum rolling with some plays I like in Week 3. As always, feel free to comment or leave a question below, or reach out on Twitter @Smithers513. Good luck!   South Alabama +15 at Mississippi State After Louisiana’s meltdown last week, it has become clear for South Alabama that the Sun Belt could be theirs to lose. The Jaguars will...

For your consideration: Week # 2

There’s an old sports betting rule, “it’s not who you play, but when you play.”  The Wildcats must travel to Ames, IA to take on the Cyclones of Iowa State, before going back home to play in one of the most anticipated match-ups this season vs the Auburn Tigers.  KSU will need to keep their heads in the game and not look past, what seems to be a below average Iowa State football team.   The Cyclones were humiliated at home...

Jimmyshivers Week 2 ACC Football Picks

A really nice start to the season last week, with a 5-1 record on our ACC selections for the opening week.  It was bittersweet that the only loss was on NC State, which also happened to be the game that I was at.  But at least the home team won! I waited until Friday this week to post my card as it honestly is an ugly ACC slate of games.  Many of the league teams are playing FCS opponents, and while all of those are not...

SEC Upset Special -Week 2

East Carolina at South Carolina At first glance, this game appears to be an easy win for the home team Gamecocks, but a look at the numbers shows that this game could come down to the wire. Let’s take a look at some of the factors to consider in this week’s showdown. East Carolina Has Done it Before East Carolina has been known to give major conference teams a scare, and in some cases they have been able to pull...

For your consideration: Week # 1

We have one day of college football behind us and already we have seen upsets.  Forget point spreads, we’re talking outright winners who were 7 to 10 point dogs.  The average bettor sometimes get caught up in information from media and friends and over thinks it.  I believe this to be such with Washington vs Hawaii.  Here might be a few reasons why:   Their prepared!  They’ve had all summer long to get ready…right? I’m...

Jimmyshivers Week 1 ACC Football Thread

Hello everyone & welcome back for another exciting (and likely incredibly confusing) season of ACC Football.  In this year’s game of ACC roulette, we see the conference lose original member Maryland but add Louisville.  Adding to the confusion is the partial addition of Notre Dame, who will only play 5 ACC games a year for the foreseeable future.  If any conference could get away with adding half a team, it had to...

The Saturday Edge 2014 College Football Podcast – ...

The 2014 season is nearly upon us, so here is the first installment of our weekly College Football handicapping podcast.  This week on The Saturday Edge college football podcast, TSE handicapper’s SabertStxVii, Pezgordo and GoSooners discuss all the Thursday & Friday games for week # 1, including all the major match-ups.  You can subscribe to TSE Podcast on iTunes. If you have any questions or comments please leave...