On the Wednesday board in college basketball, Iona had a huge move from Pick to -3 against Richmond and the UTEP at ULVV total is trading like stocks, starting at 136.5, flying to 139.5 and coming back down to 138. In hockey, Minnesota off their first loss in eight outings has been flipped from a -110 home favorite to a +100 home ice underdog. Always review the nuggets since they are worth a look.
CFB – Saturday (201) TEMPLE vs. (202) WYOMING 2:00 EST ESPN
The first bowl game of the season is being forecasted as a slightly higher scoring affair with the total leapfrogging from 47 to 49. If the Temple running game gets rolling, Wyoming’s 115th ranked run defense might be powerless to stop it. With a couple of weeks to prepare, the Cowboys will undoubtedly have offensive wrinkles to throw off the Owls staunch defense. Temple has played Over four straight times and is 6-0 OVER off three or more consecutive times passing the oddsmakers total.
CFB – Saturday (205) UL-LAFAYETTE vs. (206) SAN DIEGO STATE 9:00 ESPN
The average total score of Louisiana- Lafayette’s last five encounters was 66.8 points a game. With a fired up team in their first bowl game, less than two hours away from a charged up fan base, the Ragin’ Cajuns will almost certainly come out blasting. While ULL is 7-0 OVER in road outings after scoring 37 points or more, San Diego State is 17-6 UNDER in away non-conference action. The total has drifted downward from 60 to 58 points.
NFL – Saturday (303) DALLAS at (304) TAMPA BAY 8:20 EST NFL Network
A shell-shocked Cowboys outfit has to pick themselves up and find a winning formula again after two weeks on undesirable performances. The best news for Dallas as dysfunctional as they appear, their opponent, Tampa Bay is that much worse. The Buccaneers have lost seven straight (1-6 ATS) and are playing like they disinterested. Dallas has been bumped from -6 to -7 road favorites, which is noteworthy given their 2-11 ATS record as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points the last two seasons.
NFL – (315) CAROLINA at (316) HOUSTON 1:00 EST FOX
Houston showed real intestinal fortitude in coming from behind at Cincinnati 20-19, winning with two ticks on the clock. It was a defensive struggle most the day and the thinking here is the Texans defense will present Cam Newton difficulties and Houston’s run game will control the clock against Carolina’s 23rd ranked run defense. This has led to the total dropping a point to 45.5 and the Texans are 6-0 UNDER at Reliant Stadium this season. The Panthers are catching 6.5-points and are 6-0 OVER as a road underdog of 3.5 to 7 points.
NFL – (321) DETROIT at (322) OAKLAND 4:05 EST FOX
After winning three games in a row, Oakland looks a lot like the teams from the past eight years the last two weeks, with a host of mental and physical mistakes and going thru the motions once trailing in the game. Carson Palmer already has three games with three or more interceptions in his brief time in the silver and black and nobody is thinking savior anymore. The Raiders opened as a Pick and as quick as an Oakland offensive linemen draws a penalty flag, they became a one-point home underdog.
NFL – (323) NEW ENGLAND at (324) DENVER 4:15 EST CBS
While Tebow-Mania might be the biggest sensation since Al Gore invented the “information super highway”, football bettors do not like Denver’s chances against Tom Brady and New England. The Broncos opened at +4.5 and faster than it took Albert Pujols took to sign with the Angels for 254M, Denver was up to +6. With the way New England can score points, the consensus is Tim Tebow will have to play better much earlier unless the defense has a phenomenal game. The Patriots are 27-15 ATS as a road favorite of seven points or less.
NFL – (325) N.Y. JETS at (326) PHILADELPHIA 4:15 EST CBS
Coach Rex Ryan might like how his New York team is playing, but the wagering public prefers the home-standing underachievers. Philadelphia gobbled up Miami last week 26-10 and that was impressive enough to shift them from -2 to -3 home favorites. The wagering dilemma is which team in either uniform comes to play. This is particularly true of the Jets who are 11-3 ATS off a home win or are 10-23 ATS versus good rushing teams churning out 4.5 or more yards a carry.
NFL – (329) BALTIMORE at (330) SAN DIEGO (side and total) 8:20 EST NBC
The Sunday night conflict is attracting attention both on the sides and the total. Baltimore, who can nab the top seed in the AFC by winning out, has leaped from a one-point favorite to -2.5 and the total popped from 43 to 44. The Ravens went thru the motions against Indianapolis and failed to cover and is 6-0 ATS in road games after one or more spread losses. The Ravens might be 8-5 Over this season, but is 13-4 UNDER after consecutive wins by 14 or more points.
3Daily Winners Nuggets
CBB ATS Nugget
Rider is 1-12 ATS home after a game where they covered the spread the last three seasons.
CBB Totals Nugget
Auburn is 22-7 UNDER at home when the line is +3 to -3.
NHL Money Line Nugget
Ottawa is 3-12 at home vs. division opponents.