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Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:56 am

Firing it up again this week.

I'm thinking about taking Tulane -18 and USC -24.5 tonight, plus something else.

How's everyone else feel about Tulane? They made me money two weeks ago, covered easily last week for me, can they do it again?
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Unread postby 4thQtrGlory » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:04 pm

I think I'm staying away from the USC game because I think it could go either way, but I am definitely on Tulane.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:06 pm

In '04, Oregon St. almost upset then-#1 USC. In '06, they did beat them.

My best bet might be to go Tulane-USC-??? and Tulane-OSU-???. Play both sides of it and should be able to win one of them and make a $20 profit off the two $5 parlays.
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Unread postby Nicastro13 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:08 pm

Takin Tulane tonight as well, they have been playing pretty well against some good comp (Bama and ECu) plus SMU Stinks, I'm stayin away from USC game, and playin it safer with Tulane.

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Unread postby paddio » Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:37 pm

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Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:51 pm

I took the bait on USC's last two trips to Oregon St.

Tulane -18, u49 on that game
Oregon St. +25, o52.5 on that game.
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Unread postby yargs7 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:53 pm

I can't resist taking Oregon State. 24 points at home, at night, in conference is something i can't pass up. History is also on the Beavers side. USC could easily beat them by 40, but it's got to be hard to get up for every game when you are favored by at least 3 TD's.

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Unread postby 4thQtrGlory » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:06 pm

I took Tulane knowing that SMU might not even score a point. I wish i laid more money on it. I wanted to make the USC/Org St game interesting, so i took Org St.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:08 pm

I was really liking the Tulane game til that SMU TD. Now I'm a bit worried. The under seemed like a good play, but it's in jeopardy now.

A 31-7 Tulane win would be ideal. They can't give up any more for my purposes.
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Unread postby 4thQtrGlory » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:11 pm

Skating Tripods wrote:I was really liking the Tulane game til that SMU TD. Now I'm a bit worried. The under seemed like a good play, but it's in jeopardy now.

A 31-7 Tulane win would be ideal. They can't give up any more for my purposes.


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Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:13 pm

4thQtrGlory wrote:
Skating Tripods wrote:I was really liking the Tulane game til that SMU TD. Now I'm a bit worried. The under seemed like a good play, but it's in jeopardy now.

A 31-7 Tulane win would be ideal. They can't give up any more for my purposes.


I didnt play the O/U, but I'm rooting for ya like i did!


Thanks bud. I need Tulane to take 3 plays to get in here and take about 1:30 off the clock.
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Unread postby 4thQtrGlory » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:15 pm

I honestly dont see SMU scoring more then 3 more pts. The true question is "How much is Tulane going to cake it on in the 2nd half?"
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:18 pm

4thQtrGlory wrote:I honestly dont see SMU scoring more then 3 more pts. The true question is "How much is Tulane going to cake it on in the 2nd half?"


I hope not. Their one TD is blown coverage. Hopefully that doesn't happen again.

As long as they do it enough to cover.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:23 pm

The under looks brutal.
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Unread postby 4thQtrGlory » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:31 pm

Skating Tripods wrote:The under looks brutal.


Yeah, its not looking promising, but SMU might not score again.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:32 pm

4thQtrGlory wrote:Yeah, its not looking promising, but SMU might not score again.


Right, but Tulane really can't either. And I don't see that happening.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:33 pm

It might not matter considering I took the over between OSU-USC, which isn't looking good.
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Unread postby 4thQtrGlory » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:35 pm

did you parlay those two?
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:37 pm

4thQtrGlory wrote:did you parlay those two?


I parlay everything. I don't bet game by game. I really don't have the bankroll for that.

I have all 4 on one parlay.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:39 pm

Well, Tulane can shut it down now. So long as they don't give up anything and only find paydirt one more time, that'd work.
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Unread postby 4thQtrGlory » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:44 pm

Skating Tripods wrote:Well, Tulane can shut it down now. So long as they don't give up anything and only find paydirt one more time, that'd work.


If you parlayed everything, i'd be more worried about the over in the USC game.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:48 pm

4thQtrGlory wrote:If you parlayed everything, i'd be more worried about the over in the USC game.


Yep. I usually do parlays of three. Rarely do I bet over/unders. It seems like the lines are always just right to cast enough doubt.

I've got 8 picks ATS for Saturday already that I'll bet tomorrow when they lay -105 on Fridays on my book. I'll either cut it down to two tickets or find another game somewhere.
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Unread postby 4thQtrGlory » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:51 pm

im taking Tulane -7 in the 2nd half. I really dont see SMU scoring again.
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Unread postby peeker643 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:58 pm

4thQtrGlory wrote:I took Tulane knowing that SMU might not even score a point. I wish i laid more money on it. I wanted to make the USC/Org St game interesting, so i took Org St.


Oregon St up 14-0 halfway through 2nd qtr. :lol:
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:03 pm

That turnover really sucks if SMU gets points.

What a phenomenal play by the DB there.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:07 pm

That was the best case scenario.
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Unread postby 4thQtrGlory » Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:09 pm

I cant take a FG by SMU, but i need a quick TD for Tulane
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:10 pm

4thQtrGlory wrote:I cant take a FG by SMU, but i need a quick TD for Tulane


Absolutely not. Then I have no buffer zone at all. Sorry bud, but you need to lose this one for my sake. :mrgreen:
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:12 pm

Then again, even if Tulane shuts it down and runs out the clock, they're getting 7 yards per rush.
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Unread postby 4thQtrGlory » Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:19 pm

haha 41 to 10 Tulane sound good to you?
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:26 pm

4thQtrGlory wrote:haha 41 to 10 Tulane sound good to you?


No, the line is 49.


BTW, is Oregon St. a better team than the Buckeyes?

21-0 at half, sick.
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Unread postby 4thQtrGlory » Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:31 pm

Skating Tripods wrote:
4thQtrGlory wrote:haha 41 to 10 Tulane sound good to you?


No, the line is 49.


BTW, is Oregon St. a better team than the Buckeyes?

21-0 at half, sick.


I think this is a game that USC overlooked on their schedule. No excuse though, they even had a bye week to prepare
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Unread postby Erie Warrior » Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:01 pm

Did well last week, lets keep that ball rolling:

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Unread postby jjgmyers » Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:06 am

5* - Marshall +16
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Unread postby 4thQtrGlory » Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:50 am

Im starting the day with ....

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Unread postby 4thQtrGlory » Sat Sep 27, 2008 2:36 pm

Temple +5
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Unread postby Erie Warrior » Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:44 pm

I need an emoticon with an frowny face and his pockets turned inside out. Brutal day. Let's go Penn St.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:21 pm

I had a brutal fucking week.

Had my first ticket of Clemson -11, Ball St. -19, and Wake -16 blown up.

My next one was CMU -7, Illinois +16, Troy +17.5, and Wisconsin -6.5.

Then, because Wisconsin choked, I got pissed off and took 'Bama outright (+205), LSU -24, and San Jose St. outright (+125). LSU can eat a bag of dicks.
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Unread postby Erie Warrior » Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:04 pm

Skating Tripods wrote:I had a brutal fucking week.

Had my first ticket of Clemson -11, Ball St. -19, and Wake -16 blown up.

My next one was CMU -7, Illinois +16, Troy +17.5, and Wisconsin -6.5.

Then, because Wisconsin choked, I got pissed off and took 'Bama outright (+205), LSU -24, and San Jose St. outright (+125). LSU can eat a bag of dicks.


Nice. I also lost my ass this weekend. If anyone finds it, please PM me, I'm beginning to feel uncomfortable.
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Unread postby 4thQtrGlory » Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:46 pm

I broke even on College football this week. Penn St, UNLV, and South Carolina ruined it. On the other hand, I dominated NFL. Until next week.....
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