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Weekend advice . . .
A few words from Brent on the Raiders and his handicapping advice for today and Sunday. It’s all about the turmoil, says Brent.
If you missed the popular Friday segment with Brent going up against Mad Dog Russo on NFL handicapping, here are their picks for Week 9.
Mad Dog (12-11-1)
Programming note: We’ll announce the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest consensus picks at 11:45 a.m. PT on The Green Zone.
Look for Matt Youmans’ college football forecast on the VSiN.com home page (for VSiN subscribers).
Big Bets rolling in
Patrick Everson of Covers reports . . .
From MGM’s Scott Shelton, the Duffel Bag Bettor bet on Halloween (because he liked a Thursday game): $50K two-teamer of Toledo -19.5 vs. Ball State (won) and Clemson -39 vs Louisville. Plus a $20K 3-teamer with same two teams plus Minnesota -9.5 vs. Illinois.
And this from Patrick:
The large player hitting MGM every week played high 5-figures on these bets: Rams at +1, -1 and -2 at Saints. The line has swung to Rams -2.5. He also bet the Chargers twice, at +2 and +1.5 vs. Seahawks.
Handicapping the Breeders’ Cup
Game Winner, the biggest favorite on Day 1 of the Breeders’ Cup races, showed why with a victory in the Juvenile. The Winner overcame the track speed bias, Ron Flatter writes.
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5Dimes Tony investigation continues
David Purdum of ESPN provided an update Friday on the mystery surrounding “5Dimes Tony."
The alleged kidnapping of the offshore sports book owner remains under investigation, according to Costa Rican authorities. More intriguing: Purdum says he hasn’t been able to confirm Costa Rican media reports that Tony’s body was found.
Seen & Heard on VSiN
Preston Johnson, Dr Bob Stoll and Chris Fallica join Gill Alexander on A Numbers Game to go through their game picks for the busy college football weekend.
From Follow The Money: Matt Youmans handicaps the matchup between "the two biggest disappointments on the west coast" in Stanford vs Washington.
Bruce Marshall of The Gold Sheet says another ‘dog is in play to win outright today when Kansas State faces TCU.