Football picks for Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22-23

Last weekend, I went 1-3 in college football and 6-3 in the NFL (including 4-1 on my best bets that I used in the Leroy's Pro Challenge and the Hilton SuperContest to move into 1st and 3rd place, respectively, in those season-long competitions). But what I was happiest about was that I prefaced those selections by saying I didn't like the college card much at all while I was more confident with the pro plays. I bet accordingly (and I hope others did as well) and had a great weekend.

However, I'd like to point out that while I went 4-1 in the NFL, I was lucky. Around noon Sunday, I knew I was going to lose my play on the Bears vs. the Packers while my plays on the Lions vs. the Panthers and the Broncos vs. the Falcons -- both of which had comfortable early leads -- both got dicey and I was staring at a very possible 0-3 start to the day. I survived both games, and then I certainly lucked out at the end of the Chargers-Steelers game, so believe me when I say I'm not getting cocky off that 4-1 result.

As for this weekend, I like the following college plays better than last week (though the Nevada pick is the only one I LOVE as a live dog vs. undefeated Boise St.). I like a lot of games again in the NFL, though I lost with the Bengals +10.5 vs. the Steelers on Thursday night.

Feel free to ask me about any of the following games, or other games as well in the ViewFromVegas Forums:

Boston College +2 vs. Wake Forest
Michigan +20.5 vs. Ohio St.
Texas Tech +7 vs. Oklahoma
Air Force +19.5 vs. TCU
Nevada +7 vs. Boise St.
Oregon St. +2.5 vs. Arizona
Mississippi +4 vs. LSU

I already lost with the Bengals in the SuperContest, but I have 5 to pick in the Leroy's Pro Challenge (I'm in a three-way tie for first with a record of 38-17) from the list below:

Patriots +2 Dolphins
49ers +10.5 Cowboys
Lions +8 Buccaneers
Jaguars -2 Vikings
Panthers +1 Falcons
Giants -3 Cardinals
Colts +3 Chargers
Packers +2.5 Saints

Good luck, everyone.


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  • 11/21/2008 8:26 AM FROT wrote:
    Hey Dave,
    been listening to you on Marc Lawrence's radio show for a while now and finally checked out your awesome site... I really love how you uniquely cover these contests as well as posting your picks (I remember when you were in like 68th spot or something not too long ago...way to go man!!)
    anyyyyyyyways I got a couple of lines I was wondering your opinion on. I WAS liking the Cardinals cause Im getting them at + 3.5 and the Chargers which Im getting at -2.5...til I noticed you have the opposite opinion on both those games. Just wondering if you would change your mind/picks taking those half points into consideration... thanks man,
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