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Here’s the Win-It-All Prices for College Football’s Playoff Teams

 

 

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS ARE SET –

AND WE DIVE IN FOR SOME KEY ANALYSES …

PLUS, NFL WEEK 14:

THE RAVENS, NINERS & CHIEFS ALL WIN

KEY ROAD GAMES AND A QUICK-HITTER

GAME PREVIEW OF TONIGHT’S GIANTS-EAGLES CLASH

 

Go ahead and debate it till the proverbial “cows come home” but the College Football Playoff committee got it right -- #1 LSU, #2 Ohio State, #3 Clemson and #4 Oklahoma are slotted right where they should be no matter what Buckeye Nation says and perhaps you didn’t see the “Win It All” odds just yet … so here goes:

 

TEAM                     ODDS TO WIN THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

LSU                                                 -…

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Let’s Get it On With NFL Week 14 Blockbusters

 

 

THE NFL WEEK 14 REPORT –

HERE’S OUR QUICK-HITTER

PREVIEWS FROM BUFFALO,

N’ORLEANS, FOXBORO & LA

 

As we like to say in the business … the fun has just begun!

Yes, it’s NFL Week 14 and there’s blockbuster games all ‘round the league and so let’s get right to ‘em following this important reminder:

 

Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers are gonna absolutely slam the books these final four weeks of NFL regular-season play and we’ll have all the College Football Championship Game Winners too plus there’s NBA and College B-Ball – so, just call us every day at our toll-free telephone #…

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It’s Championship Weekend for the College Kids

 

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S CONFERENCE GAMES ARE HERE!!!

QUICK-HITTER PREVIEWS / SPREAD STATS GALORE …

PLUS, NFL WEEK 14 KICKS OFF WITH

BEARS BEATING THE ‘BOYS 31-24

 

Talk about a slam-bang Football Weekend!

The college kids are playing their conference championship games and so that means 14 of the 20 teams in action here this Friday / Saturday are part of the CFP Rankings including #1 Ohio State, #2 LSU and #3 Clemson plus there’s a batch of monster NFL Week 14 games on the Sunday docket featuring San Francisco (10-2) at New Orleans (10-2), Baltimore (10-2) at Buffalo (9-3) and a rematch of last year’s AFC…

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NFL Week 14 -- ’Boys at Bears Gets it All Cranked Up

 

 

OUR JIM SEZ MID-WEEK REPORT –

NFL WEEK 14 KICKS OFF WITH ‘BOYS-BEARS BASH

ON THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL …

PLUS, IT’S OUR HEISMAN TROPHY WATCH LIST

AS LSU’S BURROW IS THE RUNAWAY LEADER

HEADING INTO CHAMPIONSHIP GAME WEEKEND

 

Here’s a not-so-gentle reminder to the football fans of the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears:

Both your teams were supposed to be a whole heckuva lot better than 6-and-6 at this stage of the 2019 NFL season.

In fact, we looked it up and the Cowboys entered the current campaign at 18-to-1 odds to win Super Bowl 54 while the Bears were priced at 14-to-1 and both sides were…

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Gearin’ Up for the College Football Conference Championship Games

 

 

IT’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK –

HERE ARE POWER CONFERENCE POINTSPREAD

STATS TO WHET YOUR GRIDIRON APPETITE …

NFL NEWS & NOTES:

SEATTLE’S 37-30 WIN / COVER AGAINST MINNESOTA

ON MNF HAS THE SEAHAWKS THINKING HARD ABOUT THE NFC’S #1 SEED

 

Ten games.

That’s all that is on this week / weekend’s College Football menu as we zoom in on the various conference championship games and so let’s lay some power conference pointspread stats on ‘ya, okay?

 

On Friday, it’s …

PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME -- UTAH vs. OREGON (at Santa Clara, CA)

Utah’s an electric 9-3 ATS (against the spread) overall this season and that includes an 8-1 spread mark…

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Jim Hurley’s Turkey Shoot Wraps Up Tonight!

 

EXTRA, EXTRA –

IT’S THE FINAL NIGHT OF THE

ANNUAL JIM HURLEY TURKEY SHOOT

AS WE’VE GOT THE SIDE & TOTALS WINNERS

OF THE VIKINGS-SEAHAWKS CLASH …

MORE NFL WEEK 13 NEWS & NOTES …

PLUS, TAKING AN EARLY-BIRD PEEK

AT COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S UPCOMING

CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND ACTION

 

Okay, so let’s play a little NFL version of the long-running TV show Jeopardy and give our answer in the form of a question:

The answer: Who are the Dallas Cowboys, the Carolina Panthers, the Philadelphia Eagles, the New York Jets, the Los Angeles Chargers, the Cleveland Browns and the New England Patriots?

The question: They are the seven NFL teams that lost the…

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Niners-Ravens Steal Center Stage in NFL Week 13

 

 

IT’S NFL WEEK 13 GOODIES

AS JIM HURLEY’S TURKEY SHOOT ROLLS ON!

 

We’re zoomin’ into the final few weeks of this here-and-now 2019 NFL campaign and one thing’s clear: The underdog sides have shined brightly.

Heck, exiting the Thanksgiving Day / Night action where two-of-three pups covered the price tag (that’s the Detroit Lions at + 5.5 against the Chicago Bears and the Buffalo Bills + 6.5 winning outright at the Dallas Cowboys), NFL Betting Favorites are a rotten 77-95-4 ATS (against the spread) with 3 Pick ‘Em games tossed into the mix.

If you’re wondering, that means NFL Favs are covering at a…

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Key College Tilts on this Thanksgiving Weekend

 

 

THERE’S MORE TURKEY SHOOT WINNERS

AS JIM HURLEY’S NETWORK SET

TO ROAR ALL WEEKEND LONG!!!

 

Hope you gobbled up plenty of turkey this Thanksgiving Day – what, no leftovers? – and let’s take a few moments to recap the NFL Week 13 Turkey Day games:

The big newsmakers on T-Day were, of course, the Dallas Cowboys who dropped a 26-15 verdict versus the 6.5-point underdog Buffalo Bills … a Jim Hurley Turkey Shoot winner!

The ‘Boys – now losers in six of their last nine games SU (straight-up) – not only allowed Bills’ QB Josh Allen to register a haughty 120.7 QB Rating but they…

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More Winners with Jim Hurley’s Turkey Shoot

 

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, ONE AND ALL!!!

JIM HURLEY’S TURKEY SHOOT IS

READY TO ROCK-N-ROLL WITH A

MONSTER HOLIDAY WEEKEND ON TAP,

AND SO, LET’S GET IT KICK-STARTED ALREADY!

 

Hear ‘ye, hear ‘ye!

The 34th Annual Jim Hurley Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot is back and we’re serving up Five (5) full days /nights of NFL, College Football, NBA and College Basketball winners and all you have to do is sign up right now at our toll-free # of 1-800-323-4453 or go online right here at www.jimhurley.com and we’ll make your holiday a whole lotta fun with a whole lotta profits!

Last year Jim won big on this Turkey Shoot weekend…

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It’s The 34th Annual Jim Hurley Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot!

 

 

IT’S THE 34thANNUAL JIM HURLEY

THANKSGIVING TURKEY SHOOT –

AND WE’RE LINING UP A BATCH OF WINNERS

THIS HOLIDAY WEEK / WEEKEND!

 

Step right up and get a plate full of winners – courtesy of Jim Hurley, America’s #1 Handicapper, of course!

That’s right, the Annual Jim Hurley Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot is back and we’re serving up Five (5) full days /nights of NFL, College Football, NBA and College Basketball winners and all you have to do is sign up right now at our toll-free # of 1-800-323-4453 or online right here at www.jimhurley.com and we’ll make your holiday a whole lotta fun!

Last year Jim…

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MNF: Are Ravens the NFL’s Only Super-Power Team?

 

 

THE NFL WEEK 12 REPORT –

WILL WE ALL BE WATCHING THE

LEAGUE’S TOP SUPER-POWER TONIGHT?

(AND WE MEAN THE RAVENS, NOT THE RAMS!) …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S DOG-CENTRIC WEEKEND IN REVIEW

 

Sorry to be so blunt, but are there really any “superpower” teams out there in this 2019 NFL season?

It could well be that we’ll be eyeballing the league’s top team this evening – the Baltimore Ravens are 8-2 SU (straight-up) as John Harbaugh’s squad rides a six-game SU winning streak into this evening’s game at the 3-point underdog Los Angeles Rams. Okay, the Ravens also have covered their last four games in a row…

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NFL Week 12: Cowboys-Pats, Packers-49ers in Monster Matchups

 

NFL WEEK 12 – THE “LATE GAMES”

AND POINTSPREAD STREAKERS

 

It’s the final weekend of NFL “byes” – enjoy the time off Arizona, Kansas City, Los Angeles Chargers and Minnesota – but here’s a quick-hitter spread stat for ‘ya:

NFL teams off their bye week enter Sunday’s action at 9-15 ATS (against the spread) for a shabby .375 winning rate and we’ll remind you that Green Bay, the New York Giants, Seattle and Tennessee are the teams coming off Week 11 byes … okay?

Meanwhile, we’re gonna get you a pair of “late game” previews in just a moment here in today’s Jim Sez…

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Checkin’ in On #9 Oklahoma and #10 Minnesota This Weekend

Jim Hurley 5-1 In Football This Week, Won Thursday with Colts (+4) over Texans 17-20 and UNDER 45! Won Monday with Chiefs/Chargers UNDER, Tuesday with Eastern Michigan, and Wednesday with Buffalo!

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT - THERE'S MORE KEY GAMES BESIDES THE TOP SIX TEAMS IN THE LAND

NFL WEEK 12 QUICK-HITTERS: HERE'S SOME OF THE "EARLY" GAMES ON THE SUNDAY SKED WITH SPREAD STATS TOO

Hope you caught yesterday's edition of Jim Sez when we dissected the Saturday games being played by the country's top six teams in the current College Football Playoff rankings ... but you'd be cuckoo to think those…

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More College Football High-Quality Games: We’re Checking Out #9 Oklahoma and More

 

 

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT –

THERE’S MORE KEY GAMES

BESIDES THE TOP SIX TEAMS IN THE LAND …

NFL WEEK 12 QUICK-HITTERS:

HERE’S SOME OF THE “EARLY” GAMES

ON THE SUNDAY SKED WITH SPREAD STATS TOO

 

Hope you caught yesterday’s edition of Jim Sez when we dissected the Saturday games being played by the country’s top six teams in the current College Football Playoff rankings … but you’d be cuckoo to think those are the only key games on this late November docket that matter!

Yes, ladies and gents, there’s more meaningful tilts besides Arkansas at #1 LSU, #8 Penn State at #2 Ohio State, Texas A&M…

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College Football Playoff Goodies

 

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RANKINGS –

THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME

(JUST AS WE TOLD YOU IT WOULD!)

WITH TOP SIX SQUADS RUNNIN’ IN PLACE

AS WE EXAMINE WHAT’S AHEAD THIS WEEKEND …

OUR JIM SEZ HEISMAN TROPHY WATCH LIST …

NFL WEEK 12 GREETS US WITH A COLTS-TEXANS

PRIME-TIME TILT ON THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

 

Here’s what is straight ahead this coming weekend-before-Thanksgiving for the country’s top-ranked squads:

 

ARKANSAS (2-8, 0-6) at #1 LSU (10-0, 6-0) —7 p.m. ET, ESPN

Here’s a glorious factoid regarding the top-ranked (for the second week in a row) LSU Tigers:

They’ve scored 42-or-more points in eight of their first 10 games this year and that snazzy…

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The College Football Playoff Report: Never Say Never for Minny, Baylor

 

 

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF REPORT –

IS THERE A LATE-SEASON CHARGE COMING

FROM SOMEONE OUTSIDE THE TOP 6? …

THE NFL UPDATE:

LOOK AT ALL OF LAST YEAR’S PLAYOFF TEAMS

NOW ON THE VERGE OF EXTINCTION

(SEE THE LA CHARGERS AT THE HEAD OF THE PACK!)

 

Okay, so we are getting this Jim Sez column out to y’all before tonight’s release of the College Football Playoff Rankings but let’s state the obvious:

Unless the brain trust that calls the shots are gonna “penalize” #5 Alabama for losing superstar QB Tua Tagovailoa to a season-ending injury then the top six from last week’s rankings are gonna stay exactly the…

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NFL Week 11 Wraps Up With Chiefs-Chargers in Mexico

 

 

THE NFL WEEK 11 UPDATE:

TAKING A DEEP DIVE INTO

THE CURRENT CHASE FOR

PLAYOFF BERTHS FOR A COUPLE OF TEAMS …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S WEEKEND NOTEBOOK:

TUA’S INJURY, A SOONERS’ COMEBACK & MORE

 

Okay, so go ahead and tell us:

Are you a glass-half-full or a glass-half-empty type of person when it comes to the NFL and its teams with post-season hopes?

For example, how do you see the Chicago Bears – a 17-7 loser at the 5-point favorite Los Angeles Rams last night – these days after dropping to 4-6 SU (straight-up) overall with that latest prime-time flopperoo … feel better about their post-season dreams after that…

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NFL Week 11 -- Texans, Eagles & Bears Out For the Upsets

 

 

THE NFL WEEK 11 UPDATE:

SOME OF WHAT’S ON TAP FOR SUNDAY

IN THE LEAGUE WHERE THEY PLAY FOR PAY

 

Here’s hoping that Sunday’s NFL Week 11 action can steer clear of helmet-swinging mad men … hey, there’s far too much importance on these games to go crazy, right?

Okay, so we won’t be seeing Cleveland Browns’ DE Myles Garrett till 2020 (or maybe later) but the fact of the matter is defense figures to take center stage in a few tilts on this third Sunday in November. We’ll get ‘ya hot-shot quickie previews in a sec, but first this important reminder:

 

Jim Hurley and…

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Breaking News: Meltdown By the Lake; College Football Key Previews

 

EXTRA, EXTRA:

BROWNS’ GARRETT “LOSES IT”

AT END OF 21-7 WIN AGAINST STEELERS …

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKEND REPORT –

WE’RE CHECKIN’ IN ON THE TOP 6 TEAMS

IN THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RANKINGS

 

We interrupt what was going to be a College Football-dominated Jim Sez column to bring you this:

The Cleveland Browns were the “bad boys” of this here-and-now NFL season even before it ever got started but now you can toss some other descriptions into the mix when talking about Browns’ DE Myles Garrett … how does dirtbag sound for starters?

Garrett’s now seen-‘round-the-world helmet-bashing hit to the head of Steelers’ QB Mason Rudolph had…

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Steelers-Browns Crack Open the NFL Week 11 Card

 

 

NFL WEEK 11 IS HERE –

IT’S STEELERS AT BROWNS

IN PRIME-TIME BASH BY THE LAKE …

PLUS, OUR UP-TO-THE-MINUTE

NFL POINTSPREAD STANDINGS …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL INFO:

TONS OF KEY TEAM SPREAD STATS AHEAD

 

Gotta admit that we don’t often “buy into” these odds to make the playoffs on a week-to-week basis but we just saw a stat that said the 5-and-4 Pittsburgh Steelers now sport a 67.5 percent chance of making it to the post-season.

Hey, can someone tell us what those playoff odds were for the Steelers following that dreadful 0-and-3 SU (straight-up) start? Egads!

The bottom line is the Steelers roll into Cleveland for the NFL…

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Seahawks Nab OT Win but Winning NFC West Won’t be Easy

 

 

THE NFL REPORT –

DID SEAHAWKS’ 27-24 O.T. WIN IN

SAN FRAN SET ‘EM UP TO GET

THE NFC’S #1 PLAYOFF SEED?

THE ANSWER: NOT NECESSARILY! …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK:

THE LATEST HEISMAN TROPHY WATCH LIST

AND SUDDENLY IT’S A RUNAWAY

 

If you are a San Francisco 49ers’ fan than Monday Night’s 27-24 overtime loss to 6.5-point underdog Seattle was a real “Bay Area bummer”.

On the flip side, the victorious Seahawks were uber-jubilant with the road divisional win but, then, wait a second:

Seattle folks started to wonder aloud about catching the NFC West-leading Niners as – after all — the Seahawks moved to 8-2 SU (straight-up) in the…

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NFC West Major Hoedown Tonite in SF

 

 

IT’S SEAHAWKS AT THE 8-0 NINERS TONITE

TO WRAP UP A WILD/WACKY NFL WEEK 10 …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S WEEKEND NOTEBOOK –

LSU BEATS ‘BAMA BEHIND QB BURROW’S MAGIC TOUCH …

PLUS, WE SALUTE THE HOTTEST SPREAD SIDES

FROM THE POWER CONFERENCES

 

Want to know who really “took a bath” in NFL Week 10 action yesterday?

Of course, it was all the guys / gals who included the New Orleans Saints and / or the Indianapolis Colts in their silly three-team teasers on Sunday and anyone else that used the aforementioned Saints or Colts in their office “knockout” pools.

Ka-boom!

As it turned out, there were six outright upset winners…

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NFL Week 10’s Top Tilts

 

NFL WEEK 10 – SUNDAY’S SKED

 

Here’s an NFL Week 10 factoid just for you:

There are only two games on the Sunday schedule that pit teams with winning records against one another – that’s Carolina (5-3) at Green Bay (7-2) and the Sunday Night Football game between Minnesota (6-3) at Dallas (5-3) – though we know everyone’s waiting to see what happens in this year’s “Stupor Bowl” between the 2-and-7 New York Giants “at” the 1-and-7 New York Jets … egads!

 

Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers are all geared up for a great weekend on the gridiron: Get…

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Pump Up The Volume: It’s #2 LSU at #3 Alabama

 

 

IT’S #2 LSU AT #3 ‘BAMA

IN THE “GAME OF THE CENTURY”

AND WE HAVE THE PREVIEW

PLUS, KEY SPREAD STATS TOO …

THE NFL WEEK 10 REPORT:

RAIDERS ROAR, BEAT CHARGERS 26-24

 

Never mind that the #2 LSU Tigers haven’t beaten the #3 Alabama Crimson Tide in their past eight head-to-head meetings.

This LSU team plays with a take-no-prisoners approach with an offense that ranks second nationally in passing (averaging 377.6 yards per game) and fourth in overall offense … heck, when has it been in our lifetime that a Bayou Bengals bunch averaged nearly 47 ppg?

Ahh, but ‘Bama is the 6.5-point betting favorite in this…

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What’s Ahead with the CFP? Plus NFL Week 10 is Off and Runnin’

 

 

THE NFL WEEK 10 REPORT:

WE KICK THINGS OFF WITH

CHARGERS VS. RAIDERS ON

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL …

PLUS, COLLEGE GRIDIRON GOODIES

INCLUDES – WHAT ELSE — MORE

LSU VS. ‘BAMA STUFF, THE LATEST

HEISMAN TROPHY WATCH LIST AND

OUR TAKE ON THE FIRST COLLEGE

FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RANKINGS THIS YEAR

 

Okay, so don’t know if you’ve eyeballed the latest Super Bowl Win-It-All Odds, so here goes as we head into NFL Week 10 action:

No surprise that the New England Patriots remain the heavy-duty betting favorites at + 150 – please note the Pats opened this 2019 season at + 550 – but other teams out there at shorter than 10-to-1…

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College Football Update: Gearing Up for LSU-’Bama

 

 

IT’S THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL COUNTDOWN

TO #1 LSU AT #2 ALABAMA –

HERE’S A HANDFUL OF SPREAD STATS

PLUS, WHAT ELSE IS LOOMING THIS WEEKEND …

THE NFL REPORT –

COWBOYS LASSO THE GIANTS 37-18 AS A ROAD

TEAM FINALLY WINS IN WEEK 9 PLAY …

COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREVIEW –

HERE’S OUR SHOOT-FROM-THE-HIP FINAL FOUR

 

C’mon, it’s always great when the College Football world gets us a #1 versus #2 matchup but this Saturday’s LSU (#1) at Alabama (#2) showdown in the SEC should be really saucy stuff (and did you notice that we had LSU ranked numero uno long before the “experts” out there?):

Consider that ‘Bama has won…

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NFL Week 9: Ravens Rock-N-Roll, Cowboys-Giants Tonite

 

 

NFL WEEK 9 UPDATE –

PATRIOTS’ PERFECT SEASON

GOES PFFFFT AS RAVENS ROAR 37-20 …

OUR MNF PREVIEW: ‘BOYS-GIANTS

SQUARE OFF IN THE SWAMPS OF JERSEY …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT –

LET’S BEGIN THE HYPE FOR #1 LSU AT #2 ALABAMA

 

Until we meet again?

Ahh, no doubt both the New England Patriots (8-1) and the victorious Baltimore Ravens (6-2) exited the field at M&T Bank Stadium late last night with that very thought … we presume.

You might have heard Ravens’ QB Lamar Jackson subtly mention that the teams could see each other again this year but what really was left unsaid following Baltimore’s dominant 37-20 win against…

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The NFL Week 9 Report

 

NFL WEEK 9 SUNDAY GOODIES

 

Let’s get right down to it:

More or less, we’re at the halfway point of this here-and-now 2019 NFL season and there’s a batch of teams that have been major pointspread flops … can they wind up turning a profit the second half of this season? We’ll see:

 

The Chicago Bears are 2-5 ATS (against the spread) and that includes five-of-six spread losses when in the favorite’s role;

The Cleveland Browns also own a 2-5 ATS mark at this stage and did you know this AFC North crew is 1-5 vig-wise playing outside the division;

The Los Angeles Chargers are…

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Niners Roll; College Football Will Rock Saturday

 

NFL WEEK 9 GETS HUMMIN’

WITH 49ERS HANGING ON FOR 28-25 NON-COVER

WIN AGAINST THOSE UP-AND-COMIN’ CARDINALS …

OUR JIM SEZ COLLEGE

FOOTBALL SATURDAY PREVIEWS

 

 

This just in:

You better believe the best division in the NFL this year is the NFC West … we thought that prior to last night’s San Francisco 49ers’ 28-25 non-cover win at Arizona and we think it even more so now.

The Niners – yes, one of just two unbeatens in the league where they play for pay (we think you know the other team!) – needed every fiber of their team strength to convert three late-game plays into critical first…

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World Series Game 7 Wrap-up Plus 49ers-Cards Tonight

 

HERE’S THE FINAL WORLD SERIES REPORT –

ALL HAIL THE NATIONALS FOR

THEIR GAME 7 WIN (IN YET ANOTHER COME-BACK JOB!) …

LISTEN UP ON THIS HALLOWEEN DAY / NITE –

NFL WEEK 9 KICKS OFF

WITH 49ERS-CARDINALS TILT

IN THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

PLUS, WE DISSECT LIFE IN THE NFC WEST …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK

INCLUDES OUR LATEST TOP 10

PLUS, THIS WEEK’S HEISMAN TROPHY WATCH LIST

 

Now, wasn’t that month-long journey a whole lot of fun, Washington Nationals’ fans?

It all started on the first night of October with Washington’s comeback 4-3 win against the Milwaukee Brewers and it ended – gloriously enough – with the 6-2 win against the Houston…

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World Series Game 7 -- It’s Nats-’Stros For All The Marbles

 

 

WORLD SERIES REPORT –

IT’S A GAME 7 TONITE AS THE NATIONALS

FORCE A WINNER-TAKE-ALL SHOWDOWN

VERSUS THE FAVORED ‘STROS …

PLUS, PATRIOT TALK TOO

 

Well, what do you know?

The 2019 World Series – one that’s going the distance tonight even though five of the first six games in this Fall Classic have been rather lopsided affairs (decided by 3-or-more runs) – will crown a champion this evening in Houston, Texas but what a long, strange trip it’s been just to get to this Game 7.

The Nationals overcame a horrendous umpiring call last night and wound up swamping the host Astros 7-2 behind yet another…

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It’s Do-or-Die for the Nats Tonight in H-Town

 

 

THE WORLD SERIES GAME 6 PREVIEW –

CAN NATS WIN ANOTHER ONE ON THE ROAD

AND KEEP THIS W.S. GOING FOR ANOTHER NIGHT? …

NFL NOTEBOOK: SIZING UP THE

PATRIOTS’ POINTSPREAD “DYNASTY”

 

Here’s something to keep in mind while heading into this evening’s Game 6 of the World Series:

The host Houston Astros – now up three games-to-two -- finished the 2019 regular season with a 60-21 home mark and that was the best in all of Major-League Baseball. And then the first two rounds of this year’s playoffs produced a 5-1 won/loss home record for the ‘Stros against the Tampa Bay Rays and the New…

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Brees is Back, But Bears and Browns Flop Head-First in Week 8

 

 

 

THE NFL WEEK 8 ROUND-UP –

BREES IS BACK (AND SAINTS DON’T SKIP A BEAT)

WHILE BEARS, BROWNS GO BUST ONE MO’ TIME …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT:

OKLAHOMA GETS STUNNED IN “L’IL MANHATTAN”

WHILE “NAME TEAMS” NEBRASKA AND TEXAS ALSO GET THE BOOT …

WORLD SERIES ODDS & ENDS

 

Hey, let’s all show some “love” for the AFC South:

The Indianapolis Colts (5-2), Houston Texans (5-3), Jacksonville Jaguars (4-4) and Tennessee Titans (4-4) each won SU (straight-up) in Sunday’s NFL Week 8 action – okay, so the Colts and Texans failed to cover the almighty pointspread – and right here / right now this is the only division…

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NFL Week 8 Key Showdowns

 

NFL WEEK 8 –

HERE ARE SUNDAY’S KEY PREVIEWS

 

The New England Patriots are making an absolute bee-line to a 16-and-oh season … this Week 8 matchup against 12-point underdog Cleveland figures to offer more of a challenge to the Pats than that 33-0 MNF win against the hapless New York Jets but if you’re wondering where Bill Belichick’s crew might get picked off it could be next week in Baltimore or possibly in Week 14 at home against a Kansas City team that ought to have QB Patrick Mahomes back long before then.

Otherwise, the march to perfection powers on, wouldn’t you…

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College Gridiron Saturday Six-Pack

 

 

HEADS UP!

THIS WEEKEND’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL

MENU IS CHOCK FULL O’GOODIES

AND HERE’S OUR SATURDAY SIX-PACK …

NFL WEEK 8 BEGINS –

VIKES DON’T COVER BLOATED 16.5-POINT

PRICE TAG IN 19-9 SLUGFEST WIN VS. THE ‘SKINS

 

There’s a whole bunch of meaningful games on this weekend’s College Football card -- we’ve listed our Saturday “Six-Pack” games just below but remember it all gets jump-started tonight with a Pac-12 clash in Colorado between 4-and-3 USC at the 3-4 CU Buffaloes – and some of Saturday’s other high-quality tilts includes #5 Oklahoma at Kansas State, Arkansas at #1 Alabama and Boston College at #4 Clemson.

 

And know this …

Jim Hurley…

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NFL Week 8: ’Skins at Vikes; Heisman Trophy Watch List

 

 

NFL WEEK 8 SWINGS INTO ACTION –

IT’S WASHINGTON AT TWO-TD PLUS FAV MINNESOTA

PLUS, THERE’S MORE LEAGUE NEWS /NOTES …

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK:

WE BEGIN OUR JIM SEZ HEISMAN TROPHY WATCH LIST

 

It’s official.

National Football League Home Teams are doomed this year. Just check out the numbers …

We’ll head into NFL Week 8 play – it all begins Thursday Night with the hapless Washington Redskins at the born-again Minnesota Vikings – with NFL Home Teams at just 37-67-2 ATS (against the spread) for a dire .356 winning rate. Egads!

Last week’s mark of Home Teams going 4-9-1 versus the vig was pretty much “par-for-the-course”…

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Play Ball! It’s Game 1 of the 2019 World Series and We’ve Got Winners

 

GO AHEAD AND SAY WOW!!!

WHAT A SPORTS WEEK AS

THE WORLD SERIES STARTS

TONIGHT IN HOUSTON AS NATS-ASTROS COLLIDE,

THERE’S THE “GRAND OPENING” OF

THE NBA 2019-2020 SEASON

AND THERE’S LOADS OF FOOTBALL TOO!

 

Pick a sport, any sport.

There’s great action here in the month of October – wall-to-wall Football plus tonight it’s both Game 1 of the Word Series and Day One of this 2019-2020 NBA season – and so there’s plenty of winnin’ that will be going on here all week / all month long. Don’t be on the sidelines, climb aboard and let us bang out a bunch of winners for you today!

 

And…

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NFL Week 7 -- The Bears Are a Bust But They’re Not Alone

 

 

THE NFL WEEK 7 REPORT –

THE BAD NEWS BEARS, THE ‘BOYS

AND THE LATEST QB INJURY NEWS …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPDATE:

MEMO TO COLLEGE FOOTBALL BETTORS:

NOTE THAT 30.5-POINT FAV WISCONSIN

NOT THE ONLY MAJOR CHALK-EATER

TO GO DOWN THIS PAST WEEKEND

 

Here’s the scoop, NFL fans:

We’re not yet at the midway point of this 2019 season and supposed Super Bowl contenders the Los Angeles Chargers (they were 10-to-1 to win it all back in early September), Chicago (14-to-1) and Atlanta (20-to-1) all look like garbage.

Sorry to be so brutally blunt if you so happen to be holding a “laundry ticket” on the Chargers, Bears or Falcons…

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Eagles-Cowboys "Must-Have" Game Headlines NFL Week 7

 

 

THE JIM SEZ SUNDAY REPORT –

KEY NFL WEEK 7 GAMES

PLUS, SPREAD DITTIES TOO

 

The NFL Week 7 schedule has a little of this, a little of that on the Sunday menu:

There’s divisional games in Indianapolis, Buffalo, Detroit and Dallas plus there’s a couple of S.O.S. – as in Save Our Season – games in New Jersey and Tennessee.

We’ll go right ahead and zip through a few quickie NFL Week 7 previews with key pointspread stats in just one moment but first this key reminder …

 

Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers have all the College Football, NFL Week 7,…

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Are College Football’s Top 5 Teams Gonna Romp This Weekend? Plus KC’s Mahomes is Down and Out

 

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S KEY WEEKEND PREVIEWS –

WE EXAMINE THE FIVE TOP-RANKED TEAMS

(AND ALL OF ‘EM ARE MONSTER FAVORITES) …

NFL WEEK 7 UPDATE –

CHIEFS BEAT BRONCOS 30-6

BUT QB MAHOMES’ INJURY IS ALL ANYONE’S

REALLY TALKING ABOUT

 

Say it ain’t so!

We’re at the halfway point of this here-and-now NCAA Football season – note that each of the top seven teams in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll are 6-and-oh SU (straight-up) and dreaming all about playoff berths this winter – but did you realize there are actually an even dozen teams that are still undefeated and that includes: Alabama, Appalachian State, Baylor, Boise State,…

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Chiefs at Broncos Kick Off NFL Week 7

 

NFL WEEK 7 GETS OFF AND FLYIN’

WITH CHIEFS VS. BRONCOS BASH

ON THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL …

THE COLLEGE GRIDIRON REPORT –

CHECKING OUT THREE DISAPPOINTING TEAMS

 

Go ahead and check it out:

Three of the AFC’s four divisions sport a first-place team that’s already lost two-or-more games and that includes the wild, wild AFC West:

Sure, reigning champ Kansas City (4-2) – for the moment – still resides in first place in this AFC West but back-to-back home losses have brought Andy Reid’s crew back to the proverbial pack. On the flip side, Denver (2-4) has climbed back into the fray these days after losing its…

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NFL Hot-Hot-Hot Spread Sides

 

 

THE NFL REPORT –

EYEBALLING THE HOT-HOT-HOT SIDES

VERSUS THE MIGHTY SPREAD PLUS,

A QUICKIE LOOK AT LAST NIGHT’S

CONTROVERSIAL LIONS-PACKERS CLASH …

OUR JIM SEZ COLLEGE FOOTBALL TOP 10

PLUS LOOKING AHEAD TO SATURDAY STUFF

 

Okay, so it’s onto NFL Week 7 action – the New England Patriots (6-0) and the San Francisco 49ers (5-0) remain the lone unbeatens in the league where they play for pay -- but have you been paying extra-close attention to the truly hot-hot-hot spread sides?

Let’s run ‘em down for you:

 

CAROLINA – Don’t look but the Panthers (4-2) have rattled off four consecutive pointspread wins (vs. Arizona, Houston, Jacksonville and Tampa…

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NFL Home Fields:No Advantage Anymore

 

 

THE NFL WEEK 6 REPORT –

WHO SAID ANYTHING ‘BOUT

ANY “HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE” AS

HOST SQUADS LOSE $$$ ONCE AGAIN …

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PREVIEW:

LIONS-PACKERS CLASH AT LAMBEAU …

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK —

GEORGIA’S STUNNING LOSS HAS FOLKS TALKIN’

 

Memo to the betting public:

NFL Home Teams have been an absolutely rotten investment this season and we’ve got the numbers to prove it:

Following last night’s action – see the Pittsburgh Steelers 24, the non-competitive 6.5-point home favorite Los Angeles Chargers 17 – NFL Home Teams stood at 34 pointspread covers, 56 spread losses and one measly push … folks, that’s a .378 winning percentage for all NFL…

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The NFL Week 6 Menu -- Eagles-Vikings on Center Stage

 

 

THE NFL WEEK 6 SUNDAY LINEUP …

PLUS, THE AMERICAN LEAGUE

CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES IF OFF N’ ROLLIN

 

Lots doing on the NFL Week 6 gridiron:

The Kansas City Chiefs are looking to bounce back from their first loss of the year; the Dallas Cowboys are looking to snap a mini two-game losing streak; and the Cleveland Browns are hoping to steady their shaky ship.

Fun stuff!

We’ll get into a few of Sunday’s NFL Week 6 previews but first this message …

 

Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers will be pounding out plenty of winners this weekend beginning with the college kids and then…

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Pats Keep on Humming Along; Our College FB Previews

 

 

IT’S NFL WEEK 6 –

PATS GO TO 6-0 WITH 35-14 WIN / COVER

AGAINST THE SHORT-HANDED GIANTS …

PLUS, HERE’S OUR TOP 5

SATURDAY COLLEGE MATCHUPS

WITH POINTSPREAD NEWS/NOTES TOO …

THE BASEBALL REPORT:

NLCS REVS IT UP STARTING TONIGHT IN ST. LOO

 

The New England Patriots don’t really care about “style points”.

Nope, head coach Bill Belichick’s crew likes to get in and then get out with wins … they’ve won all six of its games so far in this here-and-now 2019 season and last night the Pats managed to cover their fourth game in six tries with a not-so-dominant 35-14 win / cover against the 17-point…

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NFL Week 6 Gets Rollin’ with Monster Fav Pats vs. Giants

 

NFL WEEK 6 IS HERE –

IT’S THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL AS THE

TWO-TD PLUS UNDERDOG NY GIANTS

HEAD INTO FOXBORO AND (GULP!)

WILL PLAY AGAIN WITHOUT STUD RB BARKLEY …

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK:

OUR JIM SEZ TOP 10

PLUS, THERE’S QUICK-HITTER COMMENTS

REGARDING THURSDAY / FRIDAY ACTION TOO!

 

Ready, set … now let’s kick off NFL Week 6 with a blast-from-the-past game:

Sure, we’re not gonna step out on a proverbial limb and declare this New York Giants at New England Patriots tussle to be a “possible Super Bowl preview” even though these clubs have famously played one another in a pair of past Super Bowl games … both…

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Niners Nab Easy Win; NFL Spread Standings Too

 

 

THE NFL REPORT:

NINERS BLOW AWAY THE BROWNS 31-3

PLUS, NFL POINTSPREAD STANDINGS

(THRU THE COMPLETION OF WEEK 5) …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S BURNING QUESTION:

WHAT TEAMS ARE OFFERING THE “BEST VALUE” IN 2019?

 

Get the feeling that all of America just discovered on Monday Night Football that these San Francisco 49ers are indeed “for real”?

The Niners walloped the up-and-down 5-point underdog Cleveland Browns 31-3 on the left coast – hey, the result was in the bag by the time you had touched your second adult beverage – and now we’ll head into NFL Week 6 with the knowledge that only the 5-and-0 New England Patriots and…

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Niners On the Lookout for Another "W"

 

 

THE NFL WEEK 5 UPDATE –

CAN THE 3-AND-OH NINERS STAY UNBEATEN

THIS EVENING VS. THE BROWNS? …

PLUS, CHIEFS AND COWBOYS FALL FLAT

ON THEIR FACEMASKS IN WEEK 5 HOME LOSSES …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK –

HERE’S A TIP OF THE CAP TO THE ONLY

PERFECT POINTSPREAD SQUAD IN THE LAND

(AND A WORD OR TWO ABOUT THE OTHER 3

TEAMS THAT AIN’T POINTSPREAD PERFECT ANYMORE!)

 

Okay, so it only seems as if the New England Patriots get to chase after perfection on an annual basis but noooo …

In fact, go back the past 10 years and you’ll find that the Patriots started out a season at 10-0 SU…

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NFL Week 5 -- Packers v. Cowboys Headlines the Action

 

NFL WEEK 5 KEY SUNDAY SHOWDOWNS

Believe it or not, the Green Bay Packers (3-1) at Dallas Cowboys (3-1) showdown at “Jerry’s World” is the one-and-only NFL Week 5 game on this Sunday pitting two teams with winning records against one another … but there’s a whole lot of great action ahead on this first Sunday in October:

 

Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers keep banging out lots of winners: Get all the College Football, NFL Week 5 and Major-League Baseball playoff winners all weekend long. Call us at our toll-free telephone # of 1-800-323-4453 or else get the…

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Seahawks Snag Key Divisional Win Plus NCAA Football Goodies

 

 

NFL WEEK 5 KICKS OFF

WITH SEAHAWKS HANGIN’ ON

FOR 30-29 WIN AGAINST THE RIVAL RAMS …

PLUS, COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S BIG-BIG-BIG

SATURDAY SHOWDOWNS FROM

COLUMBUS, GAINESVILLE & ANN ARBOR

 

The fact of the matter is that when both the Seattle Seahawks and the Los Angeles Rams awoke here on this first Friday in October, they in fact were both staring up at the San Francisco 49ers (3-0) in the current NFC West standings.

Forgot about them, didn’t you?

Problem is for the defending NFC champion Rams – now 3-2 SU (straight-up) – is they are a little further away from the top spot than they were to start…

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