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NFL Week 4 Picks Against the Spread

Posted by in NFL Picks on September 30th, 2009 | Comment »

What’s up my peeps.  Before I get into every NFL game (if I’m not lazy enough to do it considering I have 2 great picks for you this week), I wanted to give you some initial thoughts at some spreads that jumped out at me.

I hope you got this week off to the right start with Brandon’s Louisiana Tech pick.  They rolled over Hawaii in the second half for the 27-6 win to cover the 4.5 points.  Nice pick B.

If you are new to THE PASS RUSH.  This is how this works, Vegas Martin gives you the run down on the NFL and Brandon Phillips fills you in on the college spreads since that’s what he does, he picks college winners.  We also have the site mobile enabled, so you can check our picks from your iPhone or Blackberry.  How amazing are we?  More amazing than DeSean Jackson this season if I might say so.

Disclaimer: If you take our picks just because we do, a crackhead may break into your home, smack you upside the head, and you may lose money.  Do your OWN DUE DILIGENCE.

On a lighter note, last week we found some solid winners with easy picks of the Saints over the Bills and Ravens over the Browns.  That’s what we’re looking for again.

Matchups that jump out to me are the Giants -9 over the Chiefs, Redskins -7 over the Bucs, Bengals -5.5 over the Browns, Bears -10 over the Lions, 49ers -9.5 over the Rams.

So this is how it works.  We think of the 5 worst teams in the NFL and start with those spreads.  Seems like the right strategy, right?  Why waste time putting money on a Chargers/Steelers, Packers/Vikings, or …

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Hawaii vs Louisiana Tech (-4.5)

Posted by in College Football Picks on September 29th, 2009 | 1 Comment

Profit/Loss Total -0.7 unit.

Hawaii vs. Louisiana Tech (-4.5) Great spot for LT here at home. Their schedule started off pretty tough having to start play on the road at Auburn and Navy. Last week they got their first win against a cupcake opponent and they should be building that confidence off that win. Hawaii is in a tough spot playing their third consecutive road game and easily facing their toughest opponent yet. Plus they are coming off a tough road loss at UNLV last out. Hawaii is not the team they were a couple of years ago and will struggle to win more than 5 games as their schedule gets more difficult the rest of the way. Jump on this game early as I see it going off more around 6 or 7.

The Play LOUISIANA TECH 1 unit…

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NFL Week 3 In Review, Cowboys/Panthers Pick

Posted by in NFL Picks on September 28th, 2009 | Comment »

NFL WEEK 3 IN REVIEW:

What’s up my peeps.  The Saints, my pick of the week, cashed in for me.  Easy money in the bank, although I was a little taken back when they took a mere 10-7 lead into the half.  I also made a pretty penny on those Ravens over the Browns — that was just another easy game that was like “free money.”

I lost a minor amount on the Falcons.  I wanted to wait right before the game to see what the injury picture was holding.  I was hoping both Moss and Welker would be out, so I could jump on the Falcons, but when I heard Moss was playing, I still figured I would place a small bet on the Falcons since Wes Welker was still out.  I was playing the Wes Welker injury and thought the Pats would be flat without him, just like the Jets game, but they were able to muster enough offense to hold off the Falcons.

The Saints and Ravens has us well positioned going into Monday night.

CAROLINA PANTHERS @ DALLAS COWBOYS -8.5

Tonight’s Monday Night game is the Cowboys and Panthers.  The 1-1 Cowboys look to bounce back from the tough Sunday Night loss against the Giants while the Panthers are looking for their first win of the season after losses to the Eagles and Falcons.  I think taking the points +8.5 is the way to go.  Cowboys obviously win, but when you give a good team like the Panthers 8.5 points, you take them.

Dallas’s secondary was exposed by the Giants, who appeared to pass at will over the Cowboys.  The Giants’ Steve Smith is much like the Panthers’ Steve Smith and was able to get open …

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NFL Week 3 Play of the Week: Brett Favre Winning TD Pass vs. 49ers

Posted by in NFL Videos on September 28th, 2009 | Comment »

The Brett Favre magic continues.  12 seconds left, down by 4, 33 yards to go.  How does he do it?



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NFL Week 3 Last Minute Injury News

Posted by in Fantasy Football on September 27th, 2009 | Comment »

— Brian Westbrook is out.  LeSean McCoy will get the start and is fantasy worthy.

— Randy Moss will play.  Wes Welker is inactive.  I am still a fan of the Falcons +4.5 with Welker being out.  My favorite game is still Saints -6 though.  Leodis McKelvin will play, but he’ll be on a bum ankle.

— DeSean Jackson is active.  Kevin Curtis is inactive.  Jeremy Maclin will start opposite of DeSean Jackson.  Kevin Kolb is the starting QB for the Eagles.

— Dwayne Bowe has been ruled out.…

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Two Great Sunday Picks Due To Injuries

Posted by in NFL Picks on September 26th, 2009 | Comment »

I just wanted to update everyone on the injury front.  Playing the injuries is a great way to take advantage of some spreads.

First, both Randy Moss and Wes Welker are Questionable for Sunday’s game.  Questionable means that they have a 50/50 shot of playing.  If both players are out, jump on the Falcons spread which has moved to +4.5.  Pats struggle big time without Welker in the line up.  If BOTH Welker and Moss are out, their offense comes to a grinding halt and the Falcons should easily dominate them, and you have the advantage of 4.5 points on your side.

Next, I really, really, really like the Saints -6 over the Bills.  This Saints offense is the best offense in the history of ever.  Better than the Patriots of 2007, better than the Colts of 2004-2006, better than any team that I can remember.  The Bills aren’t going to be able to keep up with them offensively.  Even better is the fact that the Bills have their premiere CB Leodis McKelvin questionable for the game, CB Terrance McGee is banged up, and LB Pozlusny is out for the season.  Also keep in mind that Marshawn Lynch is still serving a suspension, so that hurts the Bills ability to eat clock with the power running game.  With 2 banged up corners against the best passing offense in the league, this is a sweet spot to take advantage of that matchup.  Look for the Saints to light up the scoreboard.

Favorite Picks This Week: Saints -6 and Falcons +4.5…

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NFL Week 3 Predictions, Picks Against the Spread

Posted by in NFL Picks on September 24th, 2009 | 1 Comment

What’s up my peeps.  It’s week 3 in the NFL and I’m giving you my take on every game on tap.  I’ve rode the Vikings for 2 weeks for big wins over the Browns and Lions, but they’ll be facing a tough 49ers team that looks like they could be a playoff team in January.  Let’s see what else is out there.

Brandon also posted a pick for tonight’s Ole Miss @ South Carolina game.  Click the link to view his analysis.  He is playing the over and I think it is a great call.

Top 5 Spreads in Week 3: Saints -6, Ravens -13, Texans -3.5, Bears -2, Falcons +4

TENNESSEE TITANS @ NEW YORK JETS -3

The Jets are good, they are very good.  They’ve improved 10-fold on the defensive side since last year and 100% of the credit goes to Rex Ryan.  They beat two very good teams (Texans and Patriots).  The Titans are still outstanding too and Chris Johnson himself can win any game and will only require 3 lineman to get it done.  He is dangerous, so I never want to bet against the Titans.  The Titans pass D is weak for an odd reason.  Pittsburgh tore them up and then Andre Johnson tore them up.  I expect a tight game, so this is probably not your best game to bet on.  Jets likely win by less than a touchdown and more likely by just a field goal.

Prediction: Jets 20 – Titans 17

Free Pick: Too close to call (Push)

CELEVELAND BROWNS @ BALTIMORE RAVENS -13

I really like this game, but hate high spreads in the NFL, but this may be one high spread worth taking.  The Ravens D isn’t what it …

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