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GOOD BEATS: 15 money-line picks for the College Football, NFL weekend (Nov. 1-4)


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Charting his last seven non-divisional home games, Steelers wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster (5 catches, 103 yards, 1 TD) has accounted for 80-plus receiving yards and/or one touchdown five times.

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

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

But we came back to Earth somewhat last weekend, churning out a painfully mediocre 7-7-1 mark.

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

YEAR TO DATE: 61-43-1

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


(Home team in CAPS)


WAKE FOREST (-7.5) over North Carolina State
Wofford (+44.5) over CLEMSON
Oregon (-4) over USC
PURDUE (+3.5) over Nebraska


Virginia Tech vs. NOTRE DAME (58.5 total points) … UNDER
COASTAL CAROLINA vs. Troy (60.5 total points) … UNDER
Buffalo vs. EASTERN MICHIGAN (49.5 total points) … OVER



PHILADELPHIA (-4) over Chicago
Cleveland (-4) over DENVER
SEATTLE (-5) over Tampa Bay
L.A. CHARGERS (+3.5) over Green Bay


Minnesota vs. KANSAS CITY (48.5 total points) … OVER
BUFFALO vs. Washington (36.5 total points) … OVER
Indianapolis vs. PITTSBURGH (40.5 total points) … OVER
N.Y. GIANTS vs. Dallas (48 total points) … UNDER

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