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GOOD BEATS: 15 money-line picks for the College Football, NFL weekend (Dec. 27-30)


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Charting his three career meetings with the Chargers, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes holds decent averages of 227 yards passing and 2.3 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 nine weeks ago, churning out a painfully mediocre 7-7-1 mark.

**However, the successive eight weekends have been a collective joyride, posting nine wins at least six times and going 72-48 overall during this prolific stretch.

**We enjoyed a season high last week (11 wins), highlighted by the 8-1 mark with NFL selections.

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

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
DEC. 20-23 ……… 11-4 overall

YEAR TO DATE: 135-91-1

NOTE: This weekend’s college football and NFL odds are courtesy of


(Home team in CAPS)


MILITARY: North Carolina (-6) over Temple
PINSTRIPE: Michigan State (-3.5) over Wake Forest
TEXAS: Texas A&M (-6.5) over Oklahoma State


HOLIDAY: Iowa vs. Southern Cal (52 points) … OVER
PEACH: #1 Louisiana State vs. #4 Oklahoma (76 points) … UNDER
FIESTA: #2 Ohio State vs. #3 Clemson (63 points) … OVER



Green Bay (-12.5) over DETROIT
Washington (+12) over DALLAS
KANSAS CITY (-9.5) over L.A. Chargers
BUFFALO (-1) over N.Y. Jets
Miami (+16.5) over NEW ENGLAND


Chicago vs. MINNESOTA (36 total points) … OVER
CINCINNATI vs. Cleveland (43.5 total points) … OVER
Tennessee vs. HOUSTON (44.5 total points) … UNDER
CAROLINA vs. New Orleans (45 total points) … OVER

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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,,, 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‘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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