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Week 3 pix by JR -- the Real Expert rebounds

Posted on: September 14, 2011 8:27 pm

For those of you crying about what the CBS experts are picking against the spread, well now I see you can check out how they do against the spread and how they do straight up. But I'm sure some will still complain.

As for me, I'm sticking to picking against the spread.

Last week I went 11-7, but it only goes down at 10-7 since the CBS page now doesn't include the unranked Michigan-Notre Dame game. But no worries as that was my bonus play and I'll definitely count it there.

The 11-7 makes me 22-18 after the first two weeks.

Jerry Hinnen is in front of the expert's group at 25-15, followed by Dennis Dodd's 24-16, Adam Jacobi's 22-18, Bruce Feldman & Chip Patterson both at 21-19, Brett McMurphy's 20-20 and Tom Fornelli's 18-22.

As for my Top Handicapping Plays: I went 3-1 with wins on Missouri, Stanford and Michigan. I was wrong g on the Oregon State-Wisconsin over. That makes me 5-1 on these suggestions so far.

Looking at this weekend, there are some big games with the big showdown in Tallahassee. Meanwhile, I'll be in the crowd at Ohio State at Miami.  Go Bucks!

On to Week 3

No. 3 LSU -3.5 at No. 25 Mississippi State

Toledo +18.5 vs. No. 4 Boise State

SATURDAY -- Sorry these aren't in order of rankings. They're in the same order as the CBS Experts page.
No. 21 Auburn +3.5 at Clemson
No. 18 West Virginia + 1.5 at Maryland
Louisiana-Monroe +28.5 vs. No. 23 TCU
No. 16 Florida -9.5 vs. Tennessee
Washington +16.5 at No. 11 Nebraska

Northern Illinois +17.5 vs. No. 7 Wisconsin (at Chicago)
No. 23 Texas -3.5 at UCLA
Notre Dame -4.5 vs. No. 15 Michigan State
Arkansas State +26.5 at No. 13 Virginia Tech -26.5
Navy +18.5 at No. 10 South Carolina

Illinois +1.5 vs. No. 22 Arizona State
Idaho +36.5 at No. 9 Texas A&M
No. 17 Ohio State +1.5 at Miami
No. 2 Alabama -45.5 vs. North Texas (I could never lay money on this many points)
No. 14 Arkansas -25.5 vs. Troy

No. 5 Florida State +3.5 vs. No. 1 Oklahoma
No. 8 Oklahoma State -13.5 at Tulsa
No. 6 Stanford -10.5 at Arizona


Note: Some lines are different from above because the experts pull their lines early in the week.

FRIDAY: Toledo +20 vs. No. 4 Boise State
SATURDAY: Nevada -6.5 at San Jose State
SATURDAY: OVER 51.5 Michigan State at Notre Dame

I know I said I'd be banging Wisconsin OVERS all season, but I'm going to pass on the 64 vs. Northern Illinois.


WEEK 2 HANDICAPPING (3-1 last week, 5-1 overall)
Missouri +7.5 in 37-30 overtime loss at Arizona State
Stanford -21 in 44-14 victory at Duke
Michigan +3.5 in 35-31 win over visiting Notre Dame

Over of 56.5 in Wisconsin's 35-0 shutout of visiting Oregon State


Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: September 17, 2011 11:31 pm

Week 3 pix by JR -- the Real Expert rebounds

Tough week, still liked the plays.  Many games to choose from and I like the going with just a few plays a week  Still 6-4 overall.

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: September 16, 2011 2:13 am

Week 3 pix by JR -- the Real Expert rebounds

Sorry, I don't post on the NFL. Though I'd probably benefit people who like "going the other way."

I play in an inexpensive contest where you pick your top 5 games each week. Last week, I went 2-3. I haven't been over .500 for a season in this contest since 2006.

And thanks for the compliments. I am enjoying the hot start, but it usually evens out.    

Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: September 15, 2011 2:12 pm

Week 3 pix by JR -- the Real Expert rebounds

BTW do you have a blog for the NFL?  I have checked and have not seen one.

Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: September 15, 2011 2:11 pm

Week 3 pix by JR -- the Real Expert rebounds

It is sad that some of the posters on the experts pick em and point spread just cant get a grip on reality.  Oh well!  Once again will be following the advice offered on your blog and will take a shot with your top plays.  You have been doing good and look forward to another winning week.  Enjoy the games.

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