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GOOD BEATS: 15 sweet betting picks for the College Football, NFL weekend (Sept. 12-14)

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The Ravens (led by reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson) and Browns had a combined tally of 55.5 points in their two meetings last season.

Hey, look at that … football’s back!

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

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

And we fully expect to be similarly stellar in Year 2.

SEPT. 13-16 2019 … 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 TO DATE: 176-116-3

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

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

(Home team in CAPS)

AGAINST THE SPREAD

Duke (+20.5) over NOTRE DAME
FLORIDA STATE (-12.5) over Georgia Tech
WAKE FOREST (+34) over Clemson
Louisiana-Monroe (+22) over ARMY

OVER/UNDER

Syracuse vs. NORTH CAROLINA (65.5 total points) … UNDER
APPALACHIAN STATE vs. Charlotte (60 total points) … OVER
Arkansas State vs. KANSAS STATE (54.5 total points) … OVER

NFL

AGAINST THE SPREAD

BUFFALO (-6.5) over N.Y. Jets
CAROLINA (+3) over Las Vegas
CINCINNATI (+3) over L.A. Chargers
Pittsburgh (-6) over N.Y. GIANTS

OVER/UNDER

Tampa Bay vs. NEW ORLEANS (47.5 total points) … OVER
ATLANTA vs. Seattle (49 total points) … UNDER
Cleveland vs. BALTIMORE (48 total points) … UNDER
MINNESOTA vs. Green Bay (44.5 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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