The California Golden Bears travel to the Rose Bowl to play the UCLA Bruins. I must forewarn you now - don't drink the LA Kool-Aid! Better yet, don't breathe the air down there. The powder blue boys of sunny Los Angeles are about to gag on the sweet honey Berkeley is bringing down. Cal is improving every week and their running game is what's turning people's heads this year.
Justin Forsett is averaging 7.8 yards per carry and Marshawn Lynch is grinding 6.1 yards per carry himself. The Bears have played a soft schedule so far and coach Jeff Tedford has made it clear to the players that rankings mean nothing which has them in the right mindset. I foresee a second half season slide for UCLA starting this weekend.
Here's a little tidbit of information, Cal is 8-1-1 as favorites or dogs <14
versus the Bruins. Coach Karl Dorrell was quoted after the Washington game,
"We're just not playing well. We need to correct a lot of things." What will be
corrected come kickoff will be the spread. It should be a pickem' game by
Saturday. I'm in on the Moneyline now for a little extra kicker to win a smidge
more than I lay down. You should be too.
#25 UO at #17 ASU -10.
I gave you money last week on the Quacker play to cover the spread. And I'll give you more money this week if you take da Zeros not to cover the number. Fair is fair. Let's start with the trends.
The Sun Devils are 9-2 ATS at home versus opponents coming off of a double-digit straight up win. The Ducks beat Stanford by double figures last week, ya get the bill. No not bill of the animal, dollar bills in Bleeda's pocket. And on a side note the Ducks are 1-18 ATS as a greater than three road dog playing a ranked team off a bye week when I part my hair to the left, drink a six pack by halftime, and smoke a Honduras cigar. Well, not exactly, but probably pretty close.
It's the battle of the Dirks come Saturday. Koetter over Digler by two
touchdowns. Get paid!
Remaining Pac-10 games
- Zona at #1 University of Spoiled Children -37. Will Pete take
care of the Boosters? Let's test the theory. Take the fat pocket Friends O'
Program on this one.
- Stanford at WAZZU +13.5. Lot of points against a mediocre Coug team. Buy the 1/2 point for insurance. Might even be able to find the game at two touchdowns plus...if you look hard enough.
On an unrelated topic, isn't it fun to say YAC? I'm not talking about the
yeast artificial chromosomes or an animal that is sacrificed by the Islanders of
the SE Pacific, but yards after catch. What about a stat called CAY? Carries
after yards. Okay, bad idea...almost as bad as replay in college football.
Note, Bleeda does not condone gambling. He is a proponent of money management principles. Strategic sports gaming also known as high-risk investments can reap guaranteed rewards of entertainment and thrill, with a bonus of a profit. Highlight a game or two on the board.
Bet it straight up. Ball in play! Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed it!
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