// Pageviews are up in a big way. Lots of new readers. For those that are new you will make money betting my picks in 2014. Facts are facts. This doesn't mean you have to bet all of them. I list the picks in order of confidence, top to bottom. If you only bet the ones near the top, you will clean up. Beware: Your bookie may legit stop taking action from you.
// There is a lot of uncertainty in September and some lines will move during the week. This is the best time to take advantage. Lines-makers get a lot better as the season goes on. Since Monday, many have moved in the direction of my picks. The lines for Georgia Southern, Indiana, Cal Poly, Eastern Michigan, Boston College, and Washington all moved at least 2 points. The Eastern Mich line moved from -9 to -15.5 within a few hours on Wednesday. Never seen such a thing. The point is to get your picks in early so you can capture the best lines before everyone else catches up. It's rare but sometimes lines will go against me. The Northern Illinois and North Texas lines are 1.5 points worse than what I posted on Monday. This may be the biggest upset of the weekend.
// Many bookies/betting sites don't offer some of the games I posted. This happens in the first few weeks when there are multiple FBS vs. FCS matchups. All of these lines come directly from 5Dimes so either get an account there or get rich off the other games.
Two more picks for Week 1. We are going with Wisconsin in the primetime game. The Melvin Gordon heisman campaign starts on saturday night.
Longtime readers understand it's a well known fact that the Mainstream moves lines. Wouldn't surprise me if Billy Walters visited the Stream every Monday, just waiting for the locks of the week and then heaving.
Let's do a quick recap.
Week 1 picks were posted at 12pm yesterday [8/25/14].
Seriously? I mean what other whales out there are riding the Stream's picks? This can't be a coincidence. Make yourself known.
A lot can happen over the course of the season,
injuries, transfers, the works. But even
in the worst case scenario, I see all three of these picks hitting.
+ Season Total Picks --
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets – Over 6.5 (-140)
The longtime Streamers will not be surprised here. I’ve picked the
Yellow Jackets as much as any other team over the years and they rarely let us
down. Paul Johnson’s system is tough to prepare for in a week and they tend to
wear teams down during a game. Paul
Johnson has been a college football head coach for 17 seasons. In those 17
years, his teams have failed to reach the postseason only once.
Georgia Southern Eagles – Over 4.5 (+110)
First things first. This team
has some of the best uniforms in the game so it’s easy to get behind this pick.
Like Alabama, except swap out crimson for navy.
This is Georgia Southern’s first season in the FBS and I’m not saying
they make the NCAA playoff, but they should compete every week. After all this is the Georgia Southern team
that took down Florida 26-20 in the Swamp last year.
Ohio Bobcats – Under 6.5 (-160)
Few teams lost as many players as Ohio following
the 2013 season and there are underclassmen taking over at every key position.
The official kick-off to the Stream's 2014 pillage-the-sportsbooks tour will begin on Monday. But people don't like waiting for winners and if we are being honest I don't blame you guys. After all, we know what happens to the lines when I make my picks public.
So am I going to wait until Monday to disclose all my picks? Of course not. Here is a taste of what we will be betting come Week 1.
I've already whaled on these 7. The top two are my favorites, followed by the next three. And I would like a half-point shift in the bottom two but don't see the lines moving that way.
Georgia Southern (+22.5) - North Carolina St
Kent St (-3) - Ohio U.
Boise St (+10.5) - Mississippi
North Texas (+24) - Texas
Colorado St (+3) - Colorado
Connecticut (+16.5) - Brigham Young
Boston College (-14.5) - Massachusetts