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Hawaii Warriors vs. Wyoming Cowboys College Football Pick from Larry Ness: September 23rd 2017

| September 23, 2017

Hawaii Warriors vs. Wyoming Cowboys
College Football Pick: Wyoming -6 (September 23rd 2017)

The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors will travel to War Memorial Stadium in Laramie, Wy to take on the Cowboys this Saturday night. Hawaii is 2-1 on the season, losing to UCLA 56-23 on September 9th, while Wyoming is 1-2 after losing 49-13 this past Saturday to Oregon (opened with a 24-3 loss at Iowa but then won Sep 9 at home 27-0 over Gardner-Webb). Both schools played in bowl games last season, Wyoming losing 24-21 to BYU to finish 8-6 and Hawaii winning 52-35 over Middle Tennessee St to finish 7-7. These schools haven’t met since 2014, with Wyoming owning a 13-9 series edge.

Going 7-7 in his first season as Hawaii’s head coach was quite an achievement for head coach Nick Rolovich, as he inherited a 3-10 team from 2015. Hawaii is led by QB Dru Brown who has completed 60.8% of his passes on the season with seven TD’s and four INTs, while averaging 257.3 YPG through the air. RB Diocemy Saint Juste has 434 rushing yards (5.8 YPC) but just one TD for a team averaging 230.7 YPG on the ground. Hawaii’s defense is allowing its opponents to average 36.3 PPG on 466.7 YPG.

Wyoming QB Josh Allen came into the 2017 season as a potential first-round pick (many had him as a HIGH pick!). However, he’s completed only 56.3% for 566 yards (less than 200 YPG!) with two TDs and three INTs (he passed for 3203 yards in 2016 with a 28-15 ratio). Wyoming had no answers for Oregon’s offense as the Ducks gained 558 yards, while the Cowboys were able to muster only 183. With Allen at QB, it’s hard to imagine how Wyoming is averaging just 14.3 PPG (121st) on 269.7 YPG (125th). Is it real or is it Memorex?”

I believe the Cowboys are WAAY better than they’ve shown so far. The Cowboys won SIX of seven home games last year and have opened 1-1 at home in 2017. Losing to Oregon at home is acceptable. Losing here to Hawaii would NOT be. Take Wyoming.

Army Black Knights vs. Tulane Green Wave College Football Point Spread Prediction from Alex Smart: September 23rd 2017

| September 20, 2017

Army Black Knights vs. Tulane Green Wave
College Football Prediction: Army +2.5 (September 23rd 2017)

Army works on ball control via a ground heavy attack. The Cadets average 364.7 ypd  via the rush this season. Meanwhile, the Green Wave despite of knowing what to expect are just  6-49 SU in their L/55 games when they allow 200 or more yards rushing including a recent loss to Navy 23-21.

With that said, I’m betting on Army piling up at least 200 yards plus, and for Tulane to fail here in a letdown spot after playing Oklahoma last week while allowing the Sooners to score 42 straight points in a lopsided 56-14 home loss.

TULANE is 6-17 ATS L/23  in home games after a loss by 28 or more points.

CFB Home favorites like Tulane – quick starting offensive team – scoring 16+ PPG in the first half, after a loss by 17 or more points are just 25-58 ATS for a go against conversion rate of 70% for bettors.
Play on Army to cover

MLB Pick: Will Rogers betting the Rockies -120 odds over the Giants on September 20th 2017

| September 20, 2017

Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants
MLB Betting Pick: Colorado -120 odds (September 20th 2017)

The set-up: The Colorado Rockies have been unable to take advantage of Arizona’s three-game slide (remain 4 1/2 games 4 1/2 behind the Diamondbacks for the first wild card in the National League ). However, the Rockies gface a bigger concedrn, as they are alos only one game ahead of teh Brewers (who have won three in a row) for the NL’s second wild card spot. Tuesday’s win was the second straight for San Francisco, as the Giants are staring down their first 100-loss season since 1985 and only the second in franchise history. The Giants are a MLB-worst 59-93 and also own MLB’s worst moneyline mark at minus-$3826.

The pitching matchup: Tyler Chatwood (8-12 & 4.57 ERA) gets the ball for Colorado and the struggling Matt Moore (5-14 & 5.39 ERA) goes for San Francisco. Chatwood has just recently rejoined Colorado’s rotation and despite lasting a total of just 13 2/3 innings, he’s allowed just one run (0.66 ERA) to go 2-0 (team is 3-0). Pitching deep into games is not his strength, as he has worked more than six innings just once in 11 starts since an eight-inning effort back on June 3 at San Diego. Chatwood is 7-3 with a 2.73 ERA in 15 career starts against the Giants, including 2-0 with a 2.25 mark in four outings this year (Rockies are 4-0!). Moore’s miserable season continued last Wednesday, when he surrendered four runs on six hits and three walks in 4 1/3 innings of a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants are 9-20 in Moore’s starts this season, leaving him with a moneyline mark of minus-$1248, better than only that of Yu Darvish (-$1402) and teammate Madison Bumgarner (-$1603).

The pick: This is a great opportunity for Colorado to get back on teh winning track, as Moore has struggled mightily against Colorado, going 1-3 with a 9.64 ERA in six career starts, including an 0-2 record in three starts in 2017, posting a ghastly 13.51 ERA! Take the Rockies.