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Westgate NHL Supercontest Picks and Seattle/Oakland NFL Roadmap are now posted!

For the college football weekend, we had 3 plays and went 1-2. 1-1 in College Football and 0-1 in MLB.
 
UL Monroe +6.5 was an easy winner as they won the game outright. S. Carolina +2.5 lost by 3.
 
We had a very good day in our bet or pass games. 3-0 on Bet or Pass totals and 4-1 for Bet or Pass Sides.
 
We had buffalo under 54, Rice Under 52 and Texas under 58.5 all easy winners.
 
For bet or pass sides we won with
Tulsa +9.5
Liberty +10.5
UL Monroe +6.5
BYU -10.5
 
We lost with Georgia Tech -2.
 
So 7-1 for Bet or Pass game this college football weekend!
 
 
In MLB we had Milwaukee which we lost as they blew a 3-0 lead heading into the 7th losing 4-3:(
 
As we head into week 6 in the Westgate NFL Supercontest I sit at 16-8-1 or 66%. That puts me just out of the top 100 spots in a field of almost 3,000.
 
This week was the toughest yet by far:( 3-2 would be a nice surprise:)
 
My Westgate picks this week are:
 
San Fran +9.5
Oakland +3
Arizona +10
Washington -1
Tampa Bay +3.5
 
The Westgate top 5 went 1-4 last week and is sitting at 11-14. This is one of the best starts for the top 5 I can remember being at 44%:)
 
This week the top 5 in the contest are:
 
Pitt
New England
Jacksonville
Chicago
Indy
 
I am neither with the top 5 or fading any of the top 5. However, SF Arizona and Oakland are in the bottom 5 picked teams. I do not mind that at all:)
 
My free NFL Road Map for today is:
 
Seattle 61% -2.5-112 -3-101 -3-105 -3
 
Oakland 39%
 
Model edge: Strong Edge Oakland
Variable edge: No Edge
Pub % Edge: Slight Edge Oakland
 
The wildcard in this game is it is being played in London. This adds another dimension to the game having to take into consideration Jet Lag. Hard to quantify that one:)
 
But assuming it has the same effect on both teams Oakland gets the nod here. But not enough for it to be a play. Without variables, I do not wager on a game. In addition, public % is 39%. Just under the threshold, I use to infer any kind of edge.
 
For me, the game was a pass.
 
For subscribers, I send out a more detailed breakdown of every NFL and College football game played. Still, time to join us:)
 
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RickJ
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Weekend football Recap along with road-map for tonight’s NO-Wash NFL game posted

A good weekend for football.
 
2-1 for NCAA FB Plays and 1-0 for our NFL play yesterday.
 
Also in the Westgate NFL Supercontest, I went 4-1 bringing my record to 16-8-1 or 66.66%. Off to a good start heading into week 6.
 
Still, a long way to go:)
 
Tonight the game looks to me like a coin toss. Betting is balanced, no variables and an ever so slight bias for the models toward New Orleans. This game is a clear Pass. No clues at all.
Tonights Road Map in the NFL:
8-Oct Pinn Open Pinn Cur Cris Open Cris current Model Edge Variable Edge Public % Edge
8:15 PM
477 WAS-A Smith 52 51u-101 51 51u-105 47%
478 NO-D Brees -7+105 -6-104 -6.5 -6 No Edge + No Edge No Edge 53%

This is the kind of breakdown I give on every football game for the weekend along with comments.  It’s still not to late to join us, just head to the PayPal menu and subscribe. For new subscribers, if at any time within the first 14 days you wish to cancel I will give you a 100% refund.

 
Good Luck Today
RickJ
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Skype: riccja
 

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