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lilredrooster
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October 23rd, 2016 at 5:19:57 AM permalink
I like Oakland +1.5 over Jacsonville. The Jaguars have been so bad for so long. I'm hoping they revert to their losing ways.
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October 23rd, 2016 at 6:31:57 AM permalink
Seahawks will win the conference if the Vikings retain the same kicker they have now
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lilredrooster
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October 26th, 2016 at 4:16:55 AM permalink
I like the Seahawks on the money line -143 (betonline.ag) over the Saints. The Saints excel at finding innovative ways to lose games.
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October 26th, 2016 at 4:30:43 AM permalink
Quote: djatc

Seahawks will win the conference if the Vikings retain the same kicker they have now

Well look at you!! Just 4 or so years ago you thought a tight end and a wide receiver indicated a Miata drivers top or bottom status.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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October 26th, 2016 at 2:48:02 PM permalink
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Beautiful alliteration!

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I don't know what will work.

I don't meaningfully bet sports (in a regulated environment, mostly just bets with friends), and for the Picks game, my strategy is almost so loose as to not be called a strategy.

I'm seeing the Steelers over 10.5 wins on the season a bunch, I would take the under. They have some key suspensions, a weak defensive backfield and a couple of somewhat important offensive players who may not make it through the season unscathed. I also have some questions about Gradkowski if Roethlisberger were to get hurt, he had some starts in Oakland and with Tampa Bay just last year and looked...less than great. Of course, he didn't have a lot to work with.



At 4-3, I'm clearly feeling pretty good about the Steelers under 10.5, at least, that's what the season so far has dictated. Of course, most of these games have been question marks as far as breaking one way or the other, and they have lost two of those question marks and have won two others.

On the one hand, the absolute toughest part of their schedule is probably behind them, but the rest of the road isn't exactly a cakewalk. I look for @Ravens, v.Cowboys, @Colts, vGiants, @Bills and @Bengals to be a few of their tough tests of these last nine games, so I'm kind of counting on them to lose three of those, or to lose two and maybe get surprised by the Ravens at home...but I really think it will come down to losing three of the aforementioned six.

Roethlisberger is out, as I thought may happen and mentioned above, and he could miss anywhere from 1-3 of those key games I mentioned. Of course, Gradkowski is not the starter in his place, not is he even on the team anymore.

That starter is Landry Jones backed up by Zach Mettenberger, who was less than stellar in his starts with Tennessee. I will say that other than that interception in the end zone and horrible clock management, (that likely wouldn't have mattered by that point) Jones looked pretty sharp against the Patriots. However, I would certainly rather see him that Roethlisberger as far as my pick of Under 10.5 wins is concerned.
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October 26th, 2016 at 3:49:24 PM permalink
Quote: Mission146

At 4-3, I'm clearly feeling pretty good about the Steelers under 10.5,



As long as Tomlin is the coach you should feel pretty good about your bet. He is one of the worst in the NFL for in-game coaching.
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November 4th, 2016 at 5:06:01 AM permalink
I like the Eagles +2.5 (betonline.ag) over the Giants.
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lilredrooster
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November 20th, 2016 at 11:17:50 AM permalink
It's very windy in D.C. and supposed to stay that way through the night. The total has recently moved at many books from 49 to 48 for the late Skins game. The under still might be a good bet because of the wind.
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lilredrooster
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January 2nd, 2017 at 2:34:02 AM permalink
Kind of funny. Reggie Bush ended his season with negative numbers for the entire season. Minus 3 yards on 12 carries. He's the first non quarterback to do that since 1970.
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January 2nd, 2017 at 12:24:40 PM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

Kind of funny. Reggie Bush ended his season with negative numbers for the entire season. Minus 3 yards on 12 carries. He's the first non quarterback to do that since 1970.


That's a surprise, as I would have expected at least a couple of RBs or TEs to have come in for one play, got hit for a loss and hurt for the season in 46 seasons of play.
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