Submitted by Kelso Sturgeon on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 3:51 PM
Latest Weather Forecasts Complicate NFL
Playoff Handicapping…100% Rain, Wind
At Seattle, New England, 90% Chance
Of Same Sunday For 49ers-Panthers Matchup
Saturday College Basketball Injury Report
Long And Involves Key Players
By Kelso Sturgeon
The challenge of handicapping Saturday and Sunday’s National Football League Divisional Playoff Games just become more difficult with weather forecasts calling for 100% chance of rain and high winds for Saturday’s New Orleans at Seattle and Indianapolis at New England games and as 90% chance of the same Sunday in Charlotte when the San Francisco 49ers face the host Carolina Panthers.
It all makes the Sunday weather in Denver, where it will be cold and windy, look like Paradise Lost.
Here are the four games, with records, betting odds and weather forecasts.
New Orleans Saints (12-5) at Seattle Seahawks (13-3)
Seahawks -8, With Total Of 45.5
Money Line: Seattle -380, New Orleans +320
Weather: 100% chance of rain with winds out of the South
At 24 miles per hour.
Indianapolis Colts (12-5) at New England Patriots (12-4)
Patriots -7, With Total Of 53
Money Line: New England -315, Indianapolis +260
Weather: 100% chance of rain with winds of Southwest
At 20-30 miles per hour.
San Francisco 49ers (10-7) at Carolina Panthers
49ers -1, With Total Of 42
Money Line: Both teams -110
Weather: 90% chance of rain, with winds out of South-
Southwest at 15-25 miles per hour.
San Diego Chargers (10-7) at Denver Broncos (13-3)
Denver -9.5, With Total Of 54
Money Line: Broncos -420, Chargers +340
Weather: Partly cloudy, game-time temperatures in 20s
With wind out of North-Northwest at 20 miles per hour.
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The final two NFL divisional playoff games will be played Sunday and I have such a strong opinion on one of them that I am releasing it as my 100-unit NFL Divisional Playoff Game of the Year and I am extremely confident I will bring home the bacon in this one. Today’s schedule with all the important data is listed below and one of these four teams should get it done in a big way. Win my 100-unit NFL Divisional Playoff Game of the Year, plus get a 15-unit play on the second game, for just $50, charged to your major credit card. Available on this website or toll free at 1-800-755-2255.
Saturday’s Basketball Betting Menu
There are nine games on the NBA schedule today and at least four of them are potential blowouts—and that has become the nature of the beast in an NBA that no longer has anything resembling parity. The league has become one in which the good teams dominate the bad ones and bookmakers have not yet caught up with that fact, opening the door to big-time blowouts. We have that situation tonight—a real power team being offered at a very soft number. This team is playing outstanding basketball right now, is in the perfect spot to score a big win in blowout fashion and I am releasing it for just $25, charged to your major credit card. Available on this website or toll free at 1-800-755-2255.
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The Saturday TV Schedule
North Carolina (10-5) at Syracuse (15-0)
Kansas State (12-3) at Kansas (10-4)
Georgetown (10-4) at Butler (10-4)
Fox Sports 1…7:05
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Sunday’s Basketball Betting Menu
The moment has arrived to start releasing my College Conference Games of the Year and it begins Sunday with the PAC-12. There are five PAC-12 games scheduled today and one of them grades out with better than a 90% chance to win and cover and it simply does not get better than this in basketball. You can win my PAC-12 Game of the Year today for just $50, charged to your major credit card. Here is the Sunday conference schedule, with TV noted. Available on this website or toll free at 1-800-755-2255.
Sunday PAC-12 Schedule
Colorado (14-2) at Washington (10-6)
Fox 1 Sports…3:03 EST
Stanford (8-4) at Oregon (13-2)
Fox Sports 1…5:05 EST
Utah (12-3) at Washington State (7-8)
PAC-12 Network…7:05 EST
Arizona (16-0) at USC (9-6)
PAC-12 Network…9:05 EST
Arizona State (13-3) at UCLA (12-3)
Nationally Televised Iowa At Ohio State Tops 2-0 Day
The Iowa Hawkeyes (12-3) get another major road test at Ohio State (15-1) in a Big Ten Conference battle Sunday and I am releasing this game as my top Best Bets Basketball Investment Club play of the day. The betting line is the great equalizer in this one but I have found a major hidden edge that is going to produce the winner of this one. Win this 15-unit play, plus a second game rated at 10 units, for just $15, charged to your major credit card. Available on this website or toll free at 1-800-755-2255.
NBA Injury/Personnel Report
Houston - F Chandler Parsons (Knee) (17.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists per game) is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. Atlanta.
Brooklyn - G Deron Williams (Ankle) (13.6 points, 7.0 assists per game) expected to miss Friday vs. Miami.
Chicago - F Carlos Boozer (Knee) (14.7 points, 8.7 rebounds per game)is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Milwaukee.
Cleveland - F Luol Deng (Acquired) (19.0 points, 6.9 rebounds per game) probable Friday vs. Utah.
Orlando - C Nikola Vucevic (Concussion) (13.0 points, 11.0 rebounds)out indefinitely.
College Injury/Personnel Report
San Diego - G Johnny Dee (Illness) (17.3, 2.9 rebounds per game) "?" Saturday vs. Pepperdine.
Wake Forest - F Devin Thomas (Head) (10.7 points, 8-9 rebounds per game) "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh.
Arkansas LR - G Josh Hagins (Suspension Served) (11.9 points, 3.8 rebounds per game)is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Troy.
St. Josephs - F Ronald Roberts (Back) (14.6 points, 7.4 rebounds per game)injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. George Mason.
Pepperdine - F Brendan Lane (Knee) (15.4 points, 8.4 rebounds per game)"?" Saturday vs. San Diego.
Louisiana Tech - G Raheem Appleby (Leg) (16.0 points, 2.3 rebounds per game)injured last game, out indefinitely.
BYU - F Eric Mika (Hip) (13.9 points, 6.4 rebounds per game)"?" Saturday vs. Loyola-Marymount.
Georgetown - C Joshua Smith (Academics)(11.5 points, 3.4 rebound per game) "?" Saturday vs. Butler.
Pennsylvania - C Darien Nelson-Henry (Concussion) (12.8 points, 7.4 rebounds per game)"?" Saturday vs. Princeton.
Mississippi - G Marshall Henderson (Suspension) (18.8 points per game)expected to miss Saturday vs. Mississippi St.
Vanderbilt - G Eric McClellan (Suspension) (14.25 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists out for season.
Temple - G Will Cummings (Concussion) (16.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.0 assists per game) injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. Memphis.
Harvard - G Wesley Saunders (Knee) (15.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists per game)doubtful Saturday vs. Dartmouth.
Seton Hall - G Fuquan Edwin (Knee) (12.2 points, 3.2 rebounds per game)"?" Saturday vs. Marquette.
Florida - F Casey Prather (Knee) (17.0 points, 5.5 rebounds per game) "?" Saturday vs. Arkansas.
Kelso’s College Basketball Top 15
San Diego State dramatically improved it status in the world of college basketball this week, winning at Kansas Sunday, 61-57, as a 10-point underdog and then coming back three days later to beat the best Boise State team in years, 69-66. So impressed by the Aztec’s performances in those games, I have moved them up to the 7th spot in my College Basketball Top 15.
San Diego State is talented, athletic, one of the best-coached teams in the country and plays outstanding defense, giving up just 53.6 points per game (2nd best of 351 NCAA teams) and leads the nation in field goal percentage defense, with teams shooting just 33.9% from the floor.
Coach Steve Fisher has once again quietly put together an outstanding team and there is no doubt in my mind this group of Aztecs could make it to the Final Four.
1. Syracuse (15-0)—Just keeps beating them all, big and small.
2. Ohio State (15-1)—Loss at Michigan State means little.
3. Wisconsin (16-0)—Knew Badgers would be good, but this good?
4. Wichita State (16-0)—Most under-rated team in country.
5. Arizona (15-0)—Is loaded and will get better as season progresses.
6. Michigan State (14-1)—Spartans as tough as ever.
7. San Diego State (13-1)—Only loss to Arizona in 2nd game of season.
8. Florida (12-2)—Rounding to form and best in SEC.
9. Villanova (14-1)—Only loss to Syracuse.
10. Kansas (10-4)—Young, inexperienced and will get better.
11. Iowa State (14-0)—Talented, determined and always comes to play.
12. Oregon (13-2)—Lost 2 straight but still outstanding team.
13. Colorado (14-2)—Best backcourt in country, has beaten Kansas and Oregon.
14. Massachusetts (13-1)—Does not get the recognition it deserves.
15. Oklahoma State (13-2)—Talented enough to go the distance.