How would you like it if the Browns acquired Peyton Manning to finish out this season? Would it make you happy if Johann Santana joined the Tribe’s rotation for the remainder of the playoffs? How about the Cavs acquiring Tim Duncan. Would that interest you? Because this is exactly the type of coup that the team at the TheClevelandFan.com has pulled off with the acquisition of Western Lake County’s premier prognosticator, Lead Pipe. Trust in Lead players. When you can add a guy with the qualifications of Lead Pipe you get results, and positive results and piles of cash are what Lead brings to the table.
So first I’d like to welcome to the site those who have followed the Lead Man the past couple years. Those followers can easily be recognized by their bulging wallets. While this may be a new location, you can expect the same results. It’s like you’ve moved into a new house and had the money tree that was growing in your old back yard transplanted to the new place. New Lead readers, Lead would like to both welcome and congratulate you. It’s not often you stumble onto extra income, but with Lead falling right into your laps, this dream has essentially become a reality. So without further adieu, let’s examine this weekend’s action:
Lead has bottled the summer heat and carried it through the Fall, with Saturdays being unseasonably HOT. He remains unbeaten in 6 weeks of college football wagering, with 5 winning weeks and one draw. This week should follow that similar, profitable pattern.
The BYU Cougars travel to Sin City for a night game against the UNLV Running Rebels. And while Mormon quarterback Max Hall would certainly be uncomfortable behind the ropes at a glitzy Vegas strip joint, he’ll be at ease behind his massive offensive line Saturday night in Sam Boyd Stadium. Hall leads a Cougar passing attack that is 6th in the nation at 352ypg, and they are facing a foe in UNLV that has only two interceptions on the season. And, as everyone knows, if you’re turning over a cougar in Vegas, it’s probably not on the football field. BYU is favored by 11.
Bet the chalk. BYU -11.
One thing Lead followers understand is that The Lead Man is not afraid to lay big points. Squares bet a disproportionate amount of favorites and they are also afraid to fade huge point spreads. Lead is not a square. He has the heart, he has the courage, he has the intestinal fortitude. He will not allow a large number to cloud his judgment. For example, OSU is giving the Golden Flashes of Kent State 30 points. Don’t take the thirty and hope. Analyze what is more likely to occur. Kent is “Lead” by running back Eugene Jarvis. The Buckeyes, who held Purdue to 17 yards on the ground, should bottle up Kent’s best player and force them to move it through the air. Lead doesn’t see Kent QB Julian Edelman as able to carry the load, and there is a question as to whether he or backup Anthony Magazu will see the bulk of the snaps. Either way, points are going to be hard to come by against the number one D in the land. On the other side of the ball Kent has yet to face a real good offensive squad and they are poor at forcing turnovers. Those are factors which are key in these big spread games. This one will be over before there is a dot on the I.
The only hope for Duke this weekend is if the Va. Tech bus snaps a tie rod on the way to Durham, specifically freshman sensation quarterback Tyrod Taylor. He’s starting to come of age, and while the Tech offense has struggled, the horrible Duke defense is just what the doctor ordered. Look for Tech to pound the ball on the ground with Taylor and tailback Brandon Ore. On the other side of the ball, expect one of the toughest defenses in the country to not put up with any bull in Durham and leave Duke and it’s fans whining like Coach K.
Take Va. Tech and give the 13.5.
Speaking of Virginia Tech, how bout a dog? And how bout a dog combined with a Falcon? Lead likes the Air Force Academy Falcons traveling to Hughes Stadium in Ft. Collins Colorado. It is here where they square of with Sonny Lubick’s Colorado State Rams squad, owners of the nation’s 2nd longest losing streak. That includes losing their last 5 at home. Air Force brings in a potent rushing attack, which averages 239ypg. To make matters worse for Lubick and a suspect D, the Falcon attack is very unpredictable as 5 different players have “Lead” the team in rushing in the six Falcon games this year. Air Force is currently +4. Take them getting more than a field goal and the Force will be with you at the window.
There’s one more game to consider players. Check the status of New Mexico state quarterback Chase Holbrook. If he is healthy and under center New Mexico St. +7.5 has value. For those who don’t know, the legendary playground coordinator Hal Mumme is behind the offense at New Mexico State, and he’s got a gunslinger in Holbrook. A team that has trouble scoring points themselves cannot afford to give over a touchdown to a Holbrook “Lead” squad. As a matter of fact if Holbrook is the general, the Bulldogs of Louisiana Tech are ripe for an upset. Take New Mexico State +7.5
A special inaugural column bonus from the Lead Man this week to his players, Indians fans and wagerers. An opportunity has presented itself for Friday Night’s opener of the Red Sox series. That opportunity is in the form of a potential Cy Young winner being available at +140. You won’t find this in the regular season. Lead’s first rule of post-season baseball wagering is to find a premier price on front-line starters. CC Sabathia would qualify. This will also apply for game two and Carmona. And in game two the Tribe will even have more value because Carmona is clearly the best pitcher starting that night.
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