Going With The Flow
We have a nice little thing going and have not even noticed it when making our weekly selections. Our PiRate Ratings have done quite well against the spread through four NFL weeks, coming in just under 60%. Our Ratings for college are above the profit line of 52.4%, but there is no way this can be used.
So, we looked at the NFL games this week and chose eight contests where the PiRate Ratings differ from the line and where we also believed the PiRate Rating was the better predictive factor of the game. It is not an exact science, and we really should just pick the entire 14 games as the PiRate Ratings see them, but we are having a little fun trying to raise that 60% to more than 62.5%, or the magical number used to get oneself banned from most books if it is routinely topped.
As for college, we have just one strategy doing well so far this season, and that has been the money line parlays. We will throw three in for you to peruse.
1. Money Line Parlay @ -108
U C L A over Utah
Virginia Tech over North Carolina
2. Money Line Parlay @ -108
Oklahoma over TCU
Northern Illinois over Kent St.
Georgia over Tennessee
3. Money Line Parlay @ -114
Navy over Air Force
Boston College over Army
North Carolina St. over Wake Forest
N F L Straight Sides
4. Tennessee +3 vs. Kansas City
5. New England +2 vs. Cincinnati
6. New Orleans Pk. vs. Chicago
7. Carolina -2 vs. Arizona
8. San Diego -4 vs. Oakland
9. Denver -7 vs. Dallas
10. Houston +6 ½ vs. San Francisco
11. NY Jets +10 vs. Atlanta