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GOOD BEATS: 15 money-line picks for the College Football, NFL weekend (Nov. 15-18)

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Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has logged multiple TDs in seven straight complete games against AFC West foes; and for this prolific stretch, the reigning MVP holds absurd averages of 304 yards passing and 3.1 touchdowns.

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.

In the aftermath …

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

**The following weekend, we rebounded with a year-best 10-5 record.

**And last week, it was a rough go with the college football picks (2-5) … leading to a disappointing 7-8 finish.

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

YEAR TO DATE: 78-56-1

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

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

(Home team in CAPS)

AGAINST THE SPREAD

Alabama (-17.5) over MISSISSIPPI STATE
Kansas (+17) over OKLAHOMA STATE
CLEMSON (-34) over Wake Forest
Indiana (+14.5) over PENN STATE

OVER/UNDER

AUBURN vs. Georgia (41 total points) … OVER
Memphis vs. HOUSTON (69 total points) … UNDER
IOWA vs. Minnesota (44.5 total points) … UNDER

NFL

AGAINST THE SPREAD

N.Y. Jets (+2.5) over WASHINGTON
Denver (+10) over MINNESOTA
BALTIMORE (-4) over Houston
Atlanta (+4) over CAROLINA

OVER/UNDER

Arizona vs. SAN FRANCISCO (45 total points) … OVER
DETROIT vs. Dallas (47.5 total points) … UNDER
Cincinnati vs. OAKLAND (48.5 total points) … UNDER
L.A. CHARGERS vs. Kansas City (52 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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