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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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Rams-Seahawks Kicks off NFL Week 5 Plus MLB Playoffs

 

NFL WEEK 5 –

RAMS-SEAHAWKS SQUARE OFF

IN UBER-KEY NFC WEST HOEDOWN …

BASEBALL’S DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF SERIES

GET REVVED UP WITH A PAIR OF NL GAMES

 

You might recall a while back here in one of these Jim Sez columns, we pointed out a real oddity:

There have been 10 different NFC teams to have played in the last 11 Super Bowls while dating back to the 2008 season … that’s Arizona, New Orleans, Green Bay, New York Giants, San Francisco, Seattle (twice), Carolina, Atlanta, Philadelphia and the Los Angeles Rams.

Amazing, really.

Well, the NFC teams that have participated in half of the last six Super Bowls…

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Steelers Snag Week 4 Win /Cover ... and Lots More

 

 

NFL NEWS & NOTES –

STEELERS BLAST LIFELESS BENGALS 27-3

TO FINALLY NAIL DOWN FIRST “W”

THIS YEAR BUT GETTING BACK

INTO AFC NORTH RACE AIN’T GONNA BE EASY …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPDATE:

IT’S OUR JIM SEZ UP-TO-DATE TOP 10

PLUS, SOME SATURDAY STORYLINES …

THE BASEBALL POST-SEASON REPORT:

HERE’S YOUR WIN-IT-ALL ODDS

AS NL & AL WILD CARD GAMES

TAKE CENTER STAGE THESE NEXT TWO NITES

 

Three cheers for the Pittsburgh Steelers … they’ve finally cracked the seal with the team’s first win of this 2019 season, thanks to last night’s rollicking 27-3 win / cover against the 3.5-point underdog Cincinnati Bengals (so much for that Las Vegas line move during…

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NFL Dogs Tearing It Up in Week 4

 

NFL WEEK 4 UNDERDOG SIDES

GO SCORCHIN’ HOT WITH

A 10-3 SPREAD MARK AS

RAIDERS, TITANS, PANTHERS,

BROWNS, BUCS, JAGS & SAINTS

EACH SNAG OUTRIGHT “W’S” …

PLUS, COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S WEEKEND NOTEBOOK …

BASEBALL’S “OVER /UNDER” REGULAR-SEASON

WINS TOTALS ARE IN THE BOOKS

(AND WHAT AN ENDING AT CITI FIELD!)

 

Guess no one out there in NFL-land has been able to say “call off the dogs”!

The league’s Week 4 menu featured wagering pups going 10-3-0 ATS (against the spread) with a Pick ‘Em game (see Chicago 16, Minnesota 6) tossed into the proverbial mix while heading into tonight’s tilt between the winless Cincinnati Bengals at the winless Pittsburgh Steelers.

It all…

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Pats-Bills Headlines a Great NFL Week 4 Card

 

THE NFL WEEK 4 REPORT –

TRACKING THE 3-AND-OH SQUADS

AND SHOWCASING PATS-BILLS SHOWDOWN

PLUS, THE SUNDAY NIGHT TILT BETWEEN ‘BOYS-SAINTS

 

The 1972 Miami Dolphins are not quaking in their high tops just yet … but that all change a few months down the line.

There’s plenty of chit-chat making the rounds that this here-and-new New England Patriots’ squad could be “perfect” at year’s end (promise we won’t say one word about 2007!) but let’s not sleep on the fact that heading into Sunday’s action there are a grand total of six NFL teams with 3-and-oh SU (straight-up) records and we’re gonna take a few…

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Eagles Cop Road Win -- Jim Hurley Cashes -- Plus College Football Previews Too

 

 

EXTRA, EXTRA –

COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S ELITES ARE ON CENTER STAGE

THIS WEEKEND AS #1 CLEMSON AND #5 OHIO STATE

ARE HEAVY-DUTY BETTING FAVORITES (SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW!) …

PLUS, NFL WEEK 4 NEWS / NOTES:

EAGLES WIN “S.O.S.” GAME OVER PACKERS 34-27

AS THE JIM HURLEY NETWORK WINS AGAIN!

 

In yesterday’s edition of Jim Sez, we talked about how this was an early-in-the-year S.O.S. (Save Our Season) game for the Philadelphia Eagles in Green Bay … mission accomplished!

The Eagles rescued this here-and-now season with a gritty 34-27 win against 3.5-point home favorite Green Bay as Philly QB Carson Wentz aired three scoring strikes and the oft-overmatched…

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Eagles-Packers Kick Off NFL Week 4 Action

 

 

THE JIM SEZ REPORT –

THERE’S THURSDAY NITE

PREVIEWS FROM THE NFL

(THAT’S EAGLES-PACKERS)

AND THE COLLEGE KIDS TOO

 

Here’s a fact:

It’s never too early in the NFL for an S.O.S. (as in Save Our Season) game.

Just ask the New York Giants who avoided an ugly 0-3 SU (straight-up) start last weekend with that wildly-entertaining 32-31 come-from-way-behind win in Tampa Bay (down 28-10 at halftime) and what about back in Week 2 when the Chicago Bears nailed that last-second field goal in the 16-14 win at Denver? Think Da Bears wouldn’t have been feeling the heat if they had exited that road tilt at 0-and-2?

Okay,…

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NFL’s Sorry 0-and-3 Teams; Jim Sez College Football Top 10

 

THE NFL REPORT –

TRACKING THOSE HALF-DOZEN

0-AND-3 STRAIGHT-UP SQUADS

(AND LETTING YOU KNOW JUST WHERE

THEY STAND AGAINST THE SPREAD!) …

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT:

OUR UP-TO-MINUTE JIM SEZ TOP 10 PLUS

A SALUTE TO THE SERVICE ACADEMY SQUADS

 

Okay, so after watching the woe-be-gone Washington Redskins (0-3) get blow-torched by the 4.5-point favored Chicago Bears 31-15 in the latest edition of Monday Night Football, we toyed with the idea that we’d bury the ‘Skins in print here … but why kick a dead horse any more than you have to, right?

So, instead we’re calling out all six NFL teams that have started off their 2019 seasons…

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NFL Week 3: Browns A Bust Last Nite Plus MNF Preview

 

 

THE NFL WEEK 3 REPORT –

BROWNS BLUNDER AWAY

THE SUNDAY NITE GAME

PLUS, WE’VE GOT A MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

BEARS-REDSKINS GAME PREVIEW STRAIGHT AHEAD …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK:

OKAY, SO ALABAMA IS #2, GEORGIA’S #3 BUT IS

#4 LSU REALLY THE BEST TEAM IN THE SEC

(AND MAYBE THE SECOND-BEST TEAM IN THE LAND)?

 

Hey, Cleveland Browns, this is no way to go about things if you expect to be playing in Super Bowl LIV the first Sunday in February!

Last night’s painful 20-13 home loss to the 4.5-point favorite Los Angeles Rams – the second Browns’ home loss of the year already – featured some real shoddy play-calling…

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NFL Week 3 Sked: Rams-Browns Preview

 

THE NFL WEEK 3 REPORT –

SUNDAY PREVIEWS PLUS

POINTSPREAD STREAKERS

 

FYI, there are currently nine NFL teams that are 2-and-oh ATS (against the spread) to start off this here-and-now 2019 campaign but dig a little bit deeper and you’ll discover the following factoids …

 

The Buffalo Bills have covered their last four consecutive games while dating back to late last season …

The Los Angeles Rams have covered six of their last seven games overall – the one failed spread verdict came in Super Bowl 53 …

And the New England Patriots have notched six spread wins in a row since late last year and…

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#7 Notre Dame at #3 Georgia Steals Saturday Night Spotlight

 

THE JIM SEZ WEEKEND UPDATE:

#7 NOTRE DAME AT #3 GEORGIA IS

MARQUEE MATCHUP DELUXE

HERE ON A GREAT COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKEND …

NFL WEEK 3 GETS KICKED OFF

WITH JACKSONVILLE’S 20-7 SLEEPY WIN VS. TENNESSEE

 

Let’s be truthful, folks:

The first three weeks of this here-and-now NCAA Football season has been rather light on great head-to-head matchups as we’ve witnessed way too many “cupcakes” on the respective schedules of the nation’s top-ranked teams.

So, how does #7 Notre Dame at #3 Georgia “between the hedges” grab ‘ya on Saturday night?

It’s a really tall task for the “wake up the echoes” gang from South Bend – right now…

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It’s Titans vs. Jags Tonite Plus College Top 10

 

 

THE NFL WEEK 3 REPORT –

IT’S TITANS AT THE JAGS

ON THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

PLUS, WHY “OVER” PLAYERS

HAVE BEEN BATTERED AND BRUISED SO FAR …

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPDATE:

OUR JIM SEZ TOP 10 AND MORE!

 

The NFL 2019 season is two weeks old – and yet “over” players have been beaten down pretty good already.

Okay, so maybe everyone should have “seen this coming” … after all, hardly any offensive stars played in the preseason and yet most of the early-year betting lines had totals prices in the mid-to-high 40s. Truthfully, it’s not all because of the many quarterback injuries thus far, but that has…

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NFL Home Teams Getting Crushed So Far

 

THE NFL REPORT –

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO “HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE”

AS THE LEAGUE’S ROAD TEAMS

ROAR FOR A SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK:

EXAMINING THE 0-3 SPREAD SQUADS

 

Home field advantage, my foot!

The National Football League’s put two weeks away into the history books and – among all the many, many storylines is the fact that home teams now have gone 5-11-0 ATS (against the spread) in back-to-back weekends.

That’s right, NFL home teams are a collective 10-22-0 versus the vig so far – that’s a sickly .313 winning rate, folks – and take note that the following NFL squads are each 0-and-2 against the odds…

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NFL Week 2 -- Brees and Ben Go Boom; Browns-Jets Tonight

 

 

THE NFL WEEK 2 UPDATE –

BREES & BIG BEN AMONG KEY QB INJURIES

PLUS, A MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PREVIEW

AS BROWNS-JETS CLASH IN NEW JERSEY …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S BIGGEST WEEKEND BUSTS

 

Let’s be real …

If you’re a big fan of the National Football League – and more specifically, a big fan of the New Orleans Saints, the Pittsburgh Steelers and / or the Philadelphia Eagles -- then you really didn’t want to hear the names of Teddy Bridgewater (Saints), Mason Rudolph (Steelers) and Josh McCown (Eagles) this past weekend … but you did!

No offense to those three fine gentlemen, but they are the second-stringers…

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NFL Week 2 -- Will Saints-Rams Have a Hollywood Ending?

 

THE NFL WEEK 2 PREVIEWS –

EXAMINING ALL THE KEY NUMBERS

 

Okay, so a whole heckuva lot has been made of the fact that the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots are 18.5-point betting favorites for their Week 2 tilt in Miami here on this third Sunday in September …

But did you realize the Patriots – fresh off last Sunday Night’s 33-3 pound-it-out win against the 5.5-point underdog Pittsburgh Steelers – are now a collective 37-17-1 ATS (against the spread) as betting favorites since the start of the 2016 campaign?

In other words, if there’s anyone out there in NFL-land that can…

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College Football’s Elite Are Laying Monster Road Prices on Saturday

COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S KEY WEEKEND SHOWDOWNS - WE'RE CHECKING OUT #1 CLEMSON, #5 OKLAHOMA AND #6 OHIO STATE AS TRUE HEAVY-DUTY ROAD FAVORITES AND THE "CY-HAWK" RIVALRY GAME IS HERE ...

THE NFL WEEK 2 UPDATE: BUCS BOUNCE PANTHERS 20-14 PLUS, WILL FIRST-YEAR COACHES BOUNCE BACK FROM A CRUMMY WEEK 1?

No doubt there's some good under-the-radar non-Top 25 games on this weekend's College Football docket - how about this evening's North Carolina at Wake Forest bash at 6 p.m. Eastern time on ESPN along with tomorrow's tilts between Kansas State at Miss State, Air Force at Colorado and TCU at Purdue. All…

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NFL Week 2 Kicks Off: It’s Bucs-Panthers in NFC South Scuffle

THE NFL UPDATE -BUCS-PANTHERS GET WEEK 2 KICK-STARTED TONIGHT PLUS, WE DELVE INTO SUNDAY'S SHOWDOWNS BETWEEN COWBOYS VS. 'SKINS & CHIEFS VS. RAIDERS ...

THERE'S COLLEGE FOOTBALL QUICK-HITTER PREVIEWS TOO

You might have noticed: The NFL Week 2 menu is heavy on divisional games - there's seven of 'em in all including this here-and-now Thursday Night Football game between NFC South rivals Tampa Bay at Carolina - and if you hadn't noticed last week divisional dogs snagged four-of-five covers ... so there!

The one-and-only divisional home favorite that won /covered its Week 1 game was the Dallas Cowboys who blow-torched the 7-point underdog…

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NFL Dogs Pound Out 10-6 Mark in Week 1 Play

THE NFL UPDATE: DOGS CASH ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL TWIN-BILL PLUS WE WONDER IF THERE ARE "MUST WINS" IN WEEK 2 ...

OUR JIM SEZ COLLEGE FOOTBALL TOP 10 PLUS, EARLY-SEASON SPREAD FLOPS

The NFL Week 1 update that really matters to all of us folks ...

Betting Favorites went a crummy 6-10 ATS (against the spread) and that figure included the pair of pointspread wins for underdogs Houston (+ 6.5) and Oakland (+ 3) on that Monday Night Football doubleheader that featured some real eye-opening action.

Are the Raiders better than advertised (keep in mind their "over" wins total entering…

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College & NFL Notebook

So Sorry If You Were Sucked In On All The Media Hype About The Reborn Cleveland Browns That In Fact Like Those Of Past…Now 1-19-1 In Last 20 Openers

Miami Dolphins Worst NFL Team And Proved It In Record 59-10 Loss To Ravens And Have So Little Talent They May Go 0-16 This Season

Seminoles' Taggart, Vols' Pruitt, UCLA's Kelly And UNLV's Sanchez Should Be Fired Now And Probably Will Be This Month

Astros (94-50), Dodgers (93-52) Now 5-2 Co-Favorites To Win World Series…Yankees (94-50) Are 7-2 While Braves (89-55) and Twins (88-55) Are 9-1

By…

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