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GOOD BEATS: 15 betting picks for the College Football, NFL weekend (Nov. 7-9)

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As wideout D.J. Moore (33 catches, 622 yards, 3 TDs) can attest, four of the Panthers' five losses involved a spread of merely eight or fewer points.

Hey, check it out … football’s back!

BATSBY Sports offers its 15 most appealing betting picks for the upcoming football weekend (college and pro).

For those with short memories, undoubtedly wiped out by the COVID-19 shutdown, we enjoyed a scintillating overall record of 176-116-3 from last September to February (60.2 winning percentage), otherwise known as Year 1 of the BATSBY project.

And we fully expect to be similarly stellar in Year 2, which has already begun with a certifiable bang! (Current winning rate: 62 percent.)

2020/21 SEASON
SEPT. 12-14 …….. 9-5-1 overall
SEPT. 19-21 ……….. 8-7 overall
SEPT. 26-28 …….. 9-5-1 overall
OCT. 3-5 …………. 9-5-1 overall
OCT. 10-13 ………… 7-8 overall
OCT. 17-19 ……… 9-5-1 overall
OCT. 24-26 ………. 11-4 overall
OCT. 31-NOV. 2 …. 8-7 overall

2019/20 SEASON
SEPT. 13-16 (’19) … 9-6 overall
SEPT. 20-23 ………. 9-6 overall
SEPT. 27-30 …….… 9-6 overall
OCT. 4-7 …….…..… 9-6 overall
OCT. 11-14 ….….… 9-6 overall
OCT. 18-21 …..…… 9-6 overall

OCT. 25-28 …..… 7-7-1 overall
NOV. 1-4 …..….… 10-5 overall
NOV. 8-11 ……..…. 7-8 overall
NOV. 15-18 …..… 10-5 overall
NOV. 22-25 ………. 9-6 overall
NOV. 29-DEC. 2 … 9-6 overall
DEC. 6-9 ……..…… 9-6 overall
DEC. 13-16 ………. 7-8 overall
DEC. 20-23 …..… 11-4 overall
DEC. 27-30 ………. 8-7 overall
JAN. 3-6 2020 ….. 4-3 overall
JAN. 10-13 ………. 4-2 overall
JAN. 17-20 ………. 6-2 overall
JAN. 24-27 ……. 2-2-1 overall
FEB. 19 …………… 5-4 overall
FEB. 25 ………… 6-2-1 overall
FEB. 29 …………… 6-3 overall

YEAR 1: 176-116-3
YEAR 2: 70-46-4

WEEK 9 PREP WORK

PASSING FANCY: Allen, Wilson, Big Ben lead the Week 9 passers
RUN TO DAYLIGHT: Cook, C-Mac, Kamara carry the Top 60 tailbacks

CATCH OF THE DAY: Julio Jones headlines Week 9’s Top 60 PPR wideouts

BIG AND BAD: Kelce, Cook, Fant, Waller highlight the Top 30 tight ends
PIGSKIN PERFECTION: The glorious ‘You Are Looking Live!’ preview
GOOD BEATS: 15 sweet betting picks for the NCAA, NFL weekend

NOTE: This week’s college football and NFL odds are courtesy of OddsShark.com.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

(Home team in CAPS)

AGAINST THE SPREAD

Florida (+3) over Georgia in Jacksonville
TEXAS (-5) over West Virginia
ARKANSAS (+1.5) over Tennessee
CINCINNATI (-12.5) over Houston

OVER/UNDER

INDIANA vs. Michigan (54.5 total points) … OVER
Nebraska vs. NORTHWESTERN (53.5 total points) … UNDER
TEMPLE vs. Southern Methodist (62.5 total points) … UNDER

NFL

AGAINST THE SPREAD

Carolina (+10.5) over KANSAS CITY
BUFFALO (+3) over Seattle
ARIZONA (-4.5) over Miami
TENNESSEE (-6.5) over Chicago

OVER/UNDER

Pittsburgh vs. DALLAS (43 total points) … OVER
L.A. CHARGERS vs. Las Vegas (52 total points) … OVER
Houston vs. JACKSONVILLE (50.5 total points) … UNDER
WASHINGTON vs. N.Y. Giants (43 total points) … OVER

About The Managing Editor

Jay Clemons remains the only sports writer on the planet to capture Cynposis Media’s national award for Sports Blog Of The Year (beating out NBA.com, MLB.com, PGATour.com, The Players’ Tribune in 2015), along with the Fantasy Sports Writers Association’s pre-eminent award for Best Writer (2008). Through the years, Mr. Clemons has been a key figure with numerous blue-chip sports/media brands, namely the Detroit Lions, Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports, Bleacher Report and the NBC/Universal family. With Sports Illustrated (2006-11), Clemons served a triple role with SI.com‘s heralded football coverage—editing Peter King’s famed ‘Monday Morning Quarterback’ column, penning award-winning pieces for NFL and then writing/narrating scripted videos within the NFL and baseball realms. In 2013, Clemons’ first year with the company, FOX Sports South enjoyed a monumental increase of approximately 34 million Web hits in a 12-month cycle—merely posting 11 million hits the previous year. 

Then, over a two-month span in 2014, FOX Sports South amassed 19.5 million Web hits—a 60-day record for any FOX affiliate. And in 2015, Clemons claimed the aforementioned Cynopsis Media award on FOX Sports’ behalf, the company’s only national writing award during that period. Clemons, a graduate of Michigan State University  and Wayne State University, has been an on-camera Web-TV host for Sports Illustrated, Bleacher Report and FOX Sports. In 2015, he also became the first-ever sports journalism professor at Kennesaw State University in suburban Atlanta.

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