The Wiseguy Weekly - Opening Week

Finally college football season is here! My wallet and I have been in hibernation and now we can come out and start breaking the book. There is a healthy slate of games tonight, one game Bleeda loves Friday night, and then the majority of games Saturday.

Week one can be tough to pick winners because of lack of information on the new squads, but it’s just as tough on the handicappers so it’s a great opportunity to find some openings and weak handicapping.

No bets for me Thursday as I was content watching the Beavers destroy Eastern Washington in Corvallis and not worrying about any other scores. Friday night I’ll start things off with my first $110 investment to win $100. Nevada +12.5 @ Fresno State.

This game will probably decide who will finish second place in the WAC behind Boise State. The Wolf Pack fans need only five hours of traveling time to make it to this game and Bulldog screwdrivers and home field advantage is only worth so much. I like Nevada and their explosive offense with stud quarterback Jeff Rowe, who has two years under his belt as starter. The Bulldogs will be going with a new quarterback this year as they have lost Paul Pinegar.

Many of the pre-season polls even have Nevada higher than Fresno State. Too many points for the Bulldogs to cover, and the locals are telling me Terrible Terry has action on the Wolf Pack. Follow his lead and make some money.

I’m going to stick with the underdog theme in week one and throw down another $110 to win a cool $100: Louisiana Lafayette +30.5 at LSU. The Tigers will have some compassion and take out the starters in the second half. They also will go with a vanilla gameplan since they play Auburn two weeks later.

You’ve got love a team whose mascot is the Ragin’ Cajuns! That’s just too cool. We could be looking at a back door cover in this one. Largest spread on the big board this weekend and what better time for a cover than opening weekend when teams are sloppy and not hitting on all cylinders.

Good luck on your picks this week! And look forward to seeing you at the cashier.

Bleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed it!

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