UFC 152 Odds, Free College Football Pick, Historic Bet on Michigan-Notre Dame

It’s a big day for sports fans. Virtually all the nation’s best football services are having great years, but so many have significant bets. Also UFC 152 odds are posted. Vitor Belfort vs Jon Jones Light Heavyweight Championship fight headlining a big card.

The Canadian Crew starts out with a free pick.

Florida Atlantic Owls (1-2, 1-2 ATS) vs #1 Alabama Crimson Tide (3-0, 2-1 ATS)
Odds: Alabama -49.5, 57.5 o/u

Alabama is the dominant force in college football this year and their beatdowns of Michigan and Arkansas were extremely impressive. So how will they fare against the Florida Atlantic Owls? It’s a game that seems like gimme, but that -49.5 line could spell trouble for point spread bettors.

There’s no question that the Crimson Tide will come up on top in Tuscaloosa today. Moneyline bettors in this one are facing astronomical odds that would require federal funding to pay out anything substantial. The Vegas consensus is something like Florida Atlantic +80000/Alabama -250000, so plunk down a quarter million to win $100.

It’s easy to write off the Owls entirely in this one, but we’re going to say not-so-fast. Yes, the Tide just handed the Arkansas Razorbacks their first home shutout since the 1960’s, piling on 52 points along the way. But Florida Atlantic is not an SEC rival and there’s won’t be much glory in mopping the floor with them today.

Anytime the line on a college football game is hovering in the stratosphere like this, the underdog is always a good play. We like the fact that Alabama only beat the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers by 35 (they were favored by 38). We also like the fact that the Owls were able to put up come up the 20 points against the #7 Georgia Bulldogs last week (they went into that one as 41-point underdogs).

In a game like this, a single field goal is enough to wreck point spread dreams. Despite the fact that no one has scored on Alabama since the third quarter of week one, the Owls do have a shot at putting something up today. And this is an instance when that’s all it’s going to take.

That 57.5 over is a bit of stretch and speaks to the sportsbooks’ ability to outfox the betting public. We’re staying away from it entirely because we think the Tide will be holding back a bit and not interested in excessively running up the score.

The Pick: Florida Atlantic +49.5 

But that’s not the biggest play of the Crew. The splendid Canadian Crew has three more lock winners including the College Football Game of the Year on Michigan vs. Notre Dame among three lock winning picks. But without question the best bet in the handicapping industry in college or pro football this season goes with the clash between the Wolverines and Fighting Irish. These studs also have the Clemson vs. Florida State clash. Get the picks now


Sat 9/22 2301 Vitor Belfort +671 Over 1.5 -101
09:15 PM 2302 Jon Jones -850 Under 1.5 -115
Sat 9/22 2303 Demetrious Johnson +221 Over 4.5 -245
08:45 PM 2304 Joseph Benavidez -248 Under 4.5 +205
Sat 9/22 2305 Brian Stann +176 Over 2.5 -166
08:15 PM 2306 Michael Bisping -196 Under 2.5 +141
Sat 9/22 2307 Roger Hollett +316 Over 2.5 +111
07:45 PM 2308 Matt Hamill -363 Under 2.5 -130
Sat 9/22 2309 Cub Swanson +214 Over 1.5 -123
07:15 PM 2310 Charles Oliveira -240 Under 1.5 +105
Sat 9/22 2311 Vinny Magalhaes +137 Over 1.5 -186
06:45 PM 2312 Igor Pokrajac -152 Under 1.5 +158
Sat 9/22 2313 TJ Grant +151 Over 2.5 -233
06:15 PM 2314 Evan Dunham -167 Under 2.5 +195
Sat 9/22 2315 Sean Pierson +171 Over 2.5 -152
05:45 PM 2316 Lance Benoist -190 Under 2.5 +130
Sat 9/22 2317 Marcus Brimage +396 Over 1.5 +170
05:15 PM 2318 Jim Hettes -464 Under 1.5 -201
Sat 9/22 2319 Simeon Thoresen +117 Over 2.5 +107
04:30 PM 2320 Seth Baczynski -129 Under 2.5 -125
Sat 9/22 2321 Mitch Gagnon +176 Over 1.5 -177
04:00 PM 2322 Walel Watson -196 Under 1.5 +150
Sat 9/22 2323 Kyle Noke +201 Over 2.5 -239
03:30 PM 2324 Charlie Brenneman -225 Under 2.5 +200

The Key Play of the Day is also loaded. Looks like another year of endless winning as the Key Play of the Day has hit four straight football picks. This week BYU-Boise way under was a laughter. You should see the preponderance of evidence that goes into Saturday pick. Almost every single computer program used by the pros points to one side. But there is a lot more. Get down on this big winner backed by sharp player steam. Get the picks now


About the Author

Grandmaster Sports Handicapper Joe Duffy got his start in the sports handicapping industry with the Dial Sports (Communications Team) audiotext network. It was owned by sportswriter, broadcaster and handicapping pioneer Mickey Charles. Dial Sports was the sister company of the popular Sports Network Wire Service. Upon graduating California University of PA, where he was a play-by-play announcer on student radio station WVCS (now WCAL) and cable channel 29 (now CUTV), he became a full-time sports announcer and handicapper for the Sportsline scorephone network. He learned from NFL legends coach Hank Stram and broadcasting icon Ray Scott the ins and outs of the sports betting world. His Amazing Cadillac Club became the most successful 900-number in sports betting history. He left to become the first General Manager of the Freescoreboard scorephone network broadcast all over North America. His articles have appeared on several dozen websites and hard copy publications. He is now CEO of OffshoreInsiders.com, the top sports betting site in the world. Email: contact@joeduffy.net

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