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

Why only five selections?

Well, with both college and pro working through the postseason realm … unfortunately, we’re running out of football games to analyze, embrace and cherish — before next August.

Charting regular season play, BATSBY Sports had been remarkably consistent for the first two months, touting SIX consecutive weeks of a 9-6 combined record.

In the aftermath …

**BATSBY momentarily came back to Earth 11 weeks ago, churning out a painfully mediocre 7-7-1 mark.

**However, the successive nine weekends have been a collective joyride, posting nine wins at least six times and going 84-58 overall during this prolific stretch.

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

**The Week 17 NFL campaign, our last weekend of 15 money-line picks, finished on a positive note (8-7 overall).

BOTTOM LINE: For those who have been riding our money-line picks from Day 1 … we fully expect you back for Year 2.

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
DEC. 20-23 …..… 11-4 overall
DEC. 27-30 ………. 8-7 overall
JAN. 3-6 …………… 4-3 overall

YEAR TO DATE: 147-101-1

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

COLLEGE: NATIONAL TITLE GAME

(Home team in CAPS)

AGAINST THE SPREAD

Clemson (+5.5) over Louisiana State

BONUS PICK: OVER/UNDER

LSU vs. Clemson (69.5 points) … UNDER

NFL: DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF ROUND

AGAINST THE SPREAD

KANSAS CITY (-9.5) over Houston
Tennessee (+10) over BALTIMORE

OVER/UNDER

SAN FRANCISCO vs. Minnesota (44 total points) … OVER
Seattle vs. GREEN BAY (47 total points) … OVER