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NFL Week 12: SuperContestants like Patriots -9.5
SuperContest Top 5 Most-Selected (2-3 last week, 30-25 on season, 54.5%) teams are NE -9.5 at NYJ, NYG +6 at PHI, PIT -3 at DEN, GB +3.5 at MIN, CAR -3.5 at SEA; SuperContest Gold Top 5 (3-2, 30-20-5, 60%) has common plays in NYG & NE, plus SEA +3.5, SF +3.5, DEN +3.
Full Classic consensus picks.
Full Gold consensus picks.
Speaking of the Patriots, Jeff Fogle focuses on the Pats-Jets game and how turnovers tell the tale of two teams — not just this year but for quite a while. And Jeff provides some insight in what factors can help you handicap the turnover factor.
Get some handicapping help from the SuperContest leaders: @Pigskin_Junkies (41-14, 74.5%) has BUF +3 vs. JAX, SF +3.5 at TB, CLE +3 at CIN, NE -9.5 at NYJ, SEA +3.5 at CAR; Kapital Gains has actually caught P_J w/ 41 points thanks to CHI & DAL on Thanksgiving, they also have BAL -10.5, CAR -3.5, GB +3.5.
Here is every pick by every team in the Classic.
Here is every pick by every team in the Gold.
Subscribers: Don’t forget to check out Matt Youmans’ NFL forecast on the VSiN.com home page.
ICYMI: Brent’s handicapping advice for Week 12.
Dave Tuley’s ATS Report on college football . . .
No. 3 Notre Dame beats USC 24-17: View From Vegas is Trojans covered as 14-point home underdogs on TD pass with 48 seconds to play, dealing ATS loss to vast majority of ND bettors who had backed Irish from opener of -10 here & offshore, all the way to -14 (stayed under 55) @VSiNLive
(According to Patrick Everson of Covers: Duffel Bag Bettor needed Notre Dame to complete four-team, $10K parlay and three-team $50K parlay.)
No. 1 Alabama pulls away in 2nd half to beat Auburn 52-21: Crimson Tide also covered as 26-point home favorite (went Over 53); Bama failed to cover 1st half for 2nd straight game, leading just 17-14 as 17-pt 1st-half fave; Bama did cover -14 in 2nd half.
No. 2 Clemson beat South Carolina 56-35: The Tigers did NOT cover as 26-point home favorites (flew Over 58.5).
No. 10 Ohio State routs No. 4 Michigan 62-39: Buckeyes did it after closing as 4.5-point home underdogs (closed as low as 4 and as high as 5 with majority of #vegas books — 7 of 13 — closing on 4.5) and +165 on money line…flew Over betting total of 52.
No. 5 Georgia routs Georgia Tech 45-21: The Bulldogs also covered as 17-point home favorites (went over betting total of 59.5 as Tech, after trailing 45-7, scored 2 garbage-time TDs in fourth quarter, the second with :39 to play).
No. 22 Texas A&M outlasts No. 7 LSU 74-72 in 7 OTs after tying score with TD on last play of regulation, plus PAT (and tying after first 6 OTs): View From Vegas is LSU covered as 3-point road underdog, though a few early A&M backers cashed (went Over 46 in 4th quarter).
No. 16 Washington beats No. 8 Washington State 28-15: The Huskies did it as 3-point road underdogs & +135 on money line (stayed Under 50.5); No. 6 Oklahoma outshoots No. 13 West Virginia 59-56: ViewFromVegas is the game pushed on OU -3 (flew Over 88).
Finally . . .
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