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GOOD BEATS: 15 money-line picks for the College Football, NFL weekend (Dec. 20-23)

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Citing his two career meetings with the Redskins, Giants tailback Saquon Barkley boasts stellar averages of 154 total yards and 0.5 touchdowns.

BATSBY Sports offers its 15 most appealing picks for the upcoming football weekend.

For starters, BATSBY had been remarkably consistent for the first two months, touting SIX consecutive weeks of a 9-6 combined record.

In the aftermath …

**BATSBY Sports momentarily came back to Earth eight weeks ago, churning out a painfully mediocre 7-7-1 mark.

**However, the successive seven weekends have been a collective joyride, posting nine wins at least five times and going 61-44 overall during this prolific stretch.

BOTTOM LINE: If you had been riding our money-line picks from Day 1 … the available monies for holiday shopping should be plentiful, to say the least. Enjoy!

BATSBY SPORTS TRACK RECORD
SEPT. 13-16 …..….. 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

YEAR TO DATE: 124-87-1

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

COLLEGE BOWL GAMES

(Home team in CAPS)

AGAINST THE SPREAD

FRISCO: Utah State (-7) over Kent State
LAS VEGAS: Boise State (+3) over Washington
GASPARILLA: Marshall (+17.5) over Central Florida

OVER/UNDER

CAMELLIA: Arkansas State vs. Florida International (60.5 points) … UNDER
BOCA RATON: FAU vs. Southern Methodist (68.5 points) … OVER
NEW ORLEANS: App State vs. Alabama-Birmingham (47 points) … OVER

NFL

AGAINST THE SPREAD

MIAMI (+1) over Cincinnati
Arizona (+9.5) over SEATTLE
INDIANAPOLIS (-6.5) over Carolina
DENVER (-7) over Detroit
N.Y. Giants (+1.5) over WASHINGTON

OVER/UNDER

Buffalo vs. NEW ENGLAND (37 total points) … OVER
CLEVELAND vs. Baltimore (49.5 total points) … UNDER
New Orleans vs. TENNESSEE (49.5 total points) … OVER
ATLANTA vs. Jacksonville (47 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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