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2008 NFL Week 5: Monday Night Winning Picks – Two Way Action

Greetings folks. Rough weekend for your’s truly, but RPJ laid another winner. I love tonight’s match-up, and I like my chances of making a strong comeback with two picks for you. Here it goes:
 
Minnesota @ New Orleans (-3); OVER/UNDER 47: The Vikes riding into the Crescent City fresh off their tough loss to the undefeated Titans. The Saints are riding high after their beatdown of the 49ers. What will give? To me, the key to this game is the Saints D, or lack thereof. They cannot stop anyone. They have given-up an average of 25 points per game, and their schedule has not been exactly tough. With the exception of Denver, they have not faced a team with an explosive offense (Tampa, Washington and San Fran). That is too many points to give-up against those teams. This means a HUGE day for Adrian Peterson. He will steamroll this defense and put the Vikings over the hump. FACTS: Saints are 1-15 ATS after scoring 28 or more points in back-to-back games against teams that are less than .500 and the Saints are 1-11 ATS at home against teams that are off an away game. I’m taking the Vikings +3
 
I also like the Under in this one. Common sense would say take the over because the Saints cannot stop anyone. However, the Vikings can. Despite giving up over 20 points per game, their D is much better than people think. The Titans game was a fluke, and they showed what they are really all about by holding the Colts to 18 and Carolina to 10. The Saints will be without Colston, Patten and Shockey. This will hurt them tremendously. The Vikes will ground and pound with Peterson. This game will be low scoring. I’m taking the UNDER 47.
 
Good luck with your picks.
 
Runny

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October 6, 2008 Posted by | Betting, ESPN, Free NFL Picks, Gambling, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, NFL, NFL Picks, Sports, Winning Picks | 4 Comments

NCAA WEEK 6 2008: THURSDAY NIGHT DELIGHT (10/2/2008)

Greetings folks. I’m riding solo on the Thursday night games as Flash wasn’t feelin’ the games. First, here are our season stats: RPJ $yndicate is 18-15-1, Flash is 5-3 and I am 13-14. I need to pull my weight!!! No better time than now to get back over the Mendoza Line. Here is what I like tonight (3 games total):

Pitt @ S. Florida (-13.5): I must admit that this is my least favorite pick of the 3 I’m giving tonight. Pitt has been such an enigma his year-they have not covered at all this year and they have not looked great in their wins. South Florida has been just as strange-they have only covered once, but they have looked good. Their win over Kansas was impressive. Pitt does not have a similar win.

The keys to this game are location and QB play. South Florida has huge advantages in both. This is a lot of points, but I think South Florida is up for it. They like the Thursday night spotlight. They have a much better coach and George Selvie is ridiculous. I think they cover by a 1/2 point. Tidbit: South Florida is 6-0 ATS as favorites of 5 points or more against teams they beat the year before. Take South Florida -13.5.

Memphis @ UAB (+3): I like this game. Battle of C-USA rivals that are playing for a bronze statue of ribs!! How can you beat that?!?!?!?! I can’t think of a better thing to play for!!!!! Facts: Memphis is 3-14 ATS as favorites of less than 10; UAB is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 against Memphis (4-0 in their last 4 at home) and 9-0 ATS as underdogs of less than 10 off straight-up losses against teams off a straight-up win. Plus, UAB’s schedule has been pretty impressive (Tulsa, @FAU, @Tenn, Bama State, @ South Carolina) and they have covered 50% of the time in lined games. We like them getting points at home. Take UAB +3.

Oregon State @ Utah (-12): I like this game a lot, too. Oregon State is fresh off their HUGE upset of USC last week. It could have ended USC’s chances at a BCS championship. We’ll see. They looked damn good last week. Utah has been just as impressive all year. I predict that they will be in a BCS Bowl game this January. They will do well. Will Oregon State do the same thing they did to USC last week? I don’t think so at all. They caught USC sleeping. USC was not prepared and they took it right on the chin. Utah has seen what they can do, so there will be no surprises. Plus, this game is not in Corvalis. Utah pounds them. Here are some facts: Oregon State is 1-7 ATS against non-conference teams that are .500 or better; Utah is 9-1-1 as home favorites of 11 or more. Utah rolls. Take Utah -12.

As always, good luck.

Runny

October 2, 2008 Posted by | Betting, ESPN, Free NCAA picks, Gambling, Memphis, NCAA, ncaa football, NCAA Picks, Oregon State, Pittsburgh Panthers, South Florida, Sports, UAB, Uncategorized, Utah, Winning Picks | Leave a comment

NFL WEEK 4 2008 PICKS: MONDAY NIGHT MADNESS!!!!!

Greetings folks. As a group, we went 6-0 yesterday on our picks. That’s right…6-0!!! You can’t beat that and we knew we would recover. We are about to go 7-0 and this is what I like:

Runny Pick

Ravens @ Steelers (-6): Flash is not rollin’ with me on this one. This game did not pass one of his models, but I feel very good about it with mine. Another great Monday Night match-up of two bitter division rivals. These teams play each other hard and usually knock the snot out of one another. Both teams limp into this one with the Steelers being banged-up on the offensive side and the Ravens being hobbled on D. What will give?

There are two things that stand out to me about this game. The first is that this is Joe Flacco’s first road start. He hasn’t left Baltimore yet, and he is about to be thrown into the fire. The Steelers will give him a ton of looks he has never seen before. Flacco has looked good, but this game is different. He is not going up against the Bungles and the disappointing Browns. My take is never trust a rookie QB in a rivalry game on the road on Monday Night.

Which leads me to the next thing that stands out: the line. For bitter division rivals that pound each other, this line is huge. The Ravens have the league’s best D. They are 2-0 and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 against the Steelers. No way this line should be that high. However, it is and it yet again points to VEGAS KNOWS!!! I think this game is a trap. I’m not falling for it. Take the Steelers -6.

Good luck with your picks.

Runny

September 29, 2008 Posted by | Baltimore Ravens, Bengals, Betting, Browns, ESPN, Free NFL Picks, Gambling, Monday Night Football Picks, NFL Picks, Pittsburgh Steelers, Sports, Steelers, Winning Picks | 10 Comments

2008 NFL Week Four: Free Winning Picks and Chicks

Greetings folks. A decent, but not good, Week Three brought us back a little closer to respectability. However, we know we have a ton of work to do to right the ship. Our NFL season records are as follows: RPJ $yndicate is 3-7, Flash is 2-1 and Runny is 5-7. Still pretty bad, but we ain’t stopping!!!!

Well in keeping with tradition, when we blow we show more picks of hot chicks:

I have a spare hand if you need a replacement!

I have a spare hand if you need a replacement!

I just saw Transformers and I want to transform her panties into my face!

I just saw Transformers and I want to transform her panties into my face!

Here is what we like this week:

RPJ $yndicate Picks

Cardinals @ Jets (-1): The Cards looked awful last week against a Skins team that we think is pretty overrated. The Jets were just as bad against a hungry Chargers team on Monday night. What will give? The key to his game is the Cards and their road woes. They are terrible on the road. They have studs on offense and a decent D. There is no reason they should be Dogs in this game (or their last). Also, look at these facts: Jets are 11-1 ATS as home favorites vs. opponents that are .600 or better and 12-2 ATS off of Monday Night games. Nuff said. Take the Jets -1.

Falcons @ Panthers (-6.5): Don’t be fooled by the Falcons. Although they are 2-1, their two wins were against terrible teams (Lions and Chiefs). Their sole loss was a beatdown against the Bucs. The Panthers are more like the Bucs than the Lions and Chiefs. They will win, and when they win at home they are 44-8 ATS. Also, never take rookie QBs on the road. Take the Panthers -6.5.

Runny Picks

Chargers @ Raiders (+7.5): This pick pains me because I like Lane Kiffin and I think the Raiders are better than they get credit for being. I just don’t think they have enough this week, despite the fact that the Chargers are traveling off of Monday Night (if you are a reader of our blog, you’ll understand the reference and stat). Facts: Raiders are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 at home against the Chargers. This is a lot of points, but Rivers is the best QB in the league right now. Take the Chargers -7.5.

49ers @ Saints (-4): The Niners are off of a dominating win last week at home. They are young and their D seems to be on the right track. However, I am not sold on J.T. O’Sullivan. Plus, they re going on the road against a Saints team that can do some damage on offense. Facts: Niners are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 against the Saints and under Nolan, the Niners are 2-13 SU and 4-11 ATS away against non-division teams. I love the Saints in this. Take the Saints -4.

Bills @ Rams (+8): The Rams are lost and Linehan has lost this team. Players are openly stating that they don’t want to play for him and Trent Green is getting the start this week. Terrible. The Bills are loaded and are playing well. Facts: Rams are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 against the Bills and 0-12 SU and 2-10 ATS against inning teams under Linehan. This will be bloody. Take the Bills -8.

Flash Flash Picks

I should be 3-0 and I am not bitter about it or anything. I love the backdoor but I hate backdoor covers.

Only one pick for me this week and that is Redskins (+11) at Dallas. This is too many points and I live the ATS numbers.

Redskins are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win.
Redskins are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
Redskins are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Redskins are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. NFC.
Redskins are 21-8-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Cowboys are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Cowboys are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Cowboys are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. NFC.
Cowboys are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC East.

Head-to-Head
Redskins are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
Underdog is 17-4 ATS in their last 21 meetings.

I do not think the Skins will win but I think they are playing better and can keep this within ten points. Take the Skins with the points!

As always, good luck with your picks.

Runny & Flash

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Week 5 NCAA Picks: Runny’s Revenge!!!!

Tough start to the week for me with two losses on Thursday night. USC completely self-destructed and flushed any national championship hopes down the drain. Tulane imploded as well. Freakin’ terrible.

As promised, here are my additional picks for the week:

Wisconsin @ Michigan (+6.5): No. 8 Wisconsin rolls into the Big House this week to face their first Big 10 test. Both teams are coming off rest. It should be a good game as these teams always play each other tough. I think Wisconsin covers in this one, but it will be close. The Big House, surprisingly, is not that big of a home field advantage. For that many fans you would think it would be insane. However, if the visitor gets on them early, it will be deadly and the crowd is gone. Facts: Wisconsin is 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 against Michigan and they are 8-2 as road favorites before back-to-back home games. There are impressive numbers that would suggest Michigan will win this game, but this is a new Michigan team. They do not have the players to run Rodriguez’s offense, and their D could not stop Notre Dame. That is huge. I like Wisconsin to ground-and-pound here and win by 7. Take Wisconsin -6.5.

Colorado @ FSU (-5.5): FSU lost their first game last week. It just so happened that it was the first good team they faced. They face another good one his week as the Buffs roll into town for a prime time game Saturday night. Which FSU team shows? I think it is the one that lost outright to Wake last weekend. I think they are posers and way too overrated. Colorado is not. They are getting better and better each week. I love their QB and they have better coaching right now. FACTS: Colorado is 11-2 in away games against opponents that are .600 % or better that are coming off of a straight-up, ATS loss the week before. That is FSU my friends. I’m rolling with the Buffs! Love the points, too. Take Colorado +5.5.

Illinois @ Penn State (-16): This games scares me a little because Penn State is rolling right now. They clearly are the cream of the Big 10 crop. They are destroying teams right now. Illinois has been inconsistent, mostly due to their QB play. Juice Williams is turning the ball over at an alarming rate. Very scary for the fans down in Champaign. However, they are coming off of rest this week, and they beat Penn State outright almost a year ago to the day. Facts: Illinois is 7-1 ATS as double digit Dogs off of straight-up wins, Penn State is 1-3 ATS in their last 4 against Illinois (1-3 ATS in their last 4 at home, too) and they are 0-5 ATS against conference teams they lost to the year before after they play a non-conference game. The numbers point to Illinois. I think the logic does, too. They held Missouri within 10 earlier in the season. Penn State has similar explosiveness. I think Illinois can keep it close. I’m taking the Fighting Illini +16.

There you go. Three more picks. Also, we have a new contributor. His name is BSL and he is an expert on all things SEC. He posted his SEC picks in another post.

As always, good luck with your picks.

Runny

September 26, 2008 Posted by | Betting, ESPN, Free NCAA picks, Gambling, NCAA, NCAA Picks, Sports, Winning Picks | 1 Comment

NCAA WEEK 4 PREDICTIONS: FUCK ESPN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

People call me Magic Rat because that is my government name. I think it is a good handle and I started liking it in the 4th grade. It still works, so I’m sticking with it.

I met the boys from RPJ at last week’s SC-OSU massacre. They are some cool cats andI like what they have to say. I don’t agree with(personally, I think they are sucking off Colin Cowherd right now) everything they post, but they play it from the heart. That’s cool with me. I love talking about games and handicapping. I could talk plays all day, every day. The boys at RPJ are the same way.

Most of all, I like to point out stupidity every time I can. Living in our TV driven world lends itself to soooomany opportunities to find stupidity. For every Hills episode, for every dumbass shit that comes of a Kardashian’s mouth andfor every time there is proof that Paris Hilton does not have the sense Christ gave a woodchuck, the most stupid shit I see is usually on ESPN. Sorry folks, but I DESPISE that network. I love sports, but I hate ESPN with a passion. I hate Stewart Scott’s wandering, multi-colored eyes. I hate Stephen A. Smith’s militant, I know everything about Kobe Bryant spit. I hate Scott Van Pelt’s I have people buried in my basement look and persona. I hate that Trey Wingo’s name is “Trey” and that he makes people call him that. Trey is tres dumb to me.

Mostly, I hate how hypocritical ESPN is. Seriously. The hypocrisy is so thick you can see it on the screen. Need an example? Why hasn’t anyone said anything about Chris Berman’s Shwami-way of handicapping a game without saying the network supports gambling??! The whole point of the network is to tell you who is hurt, what teams do in the past in certain conditions and how they think they will play. Call a spade a spade. That is the essence of handicapping. F ESPN!!!!

All of these clowns handicap games and tell you where to put your money, but won’t admit what they are really doing. So, I’m going to give you some of my predictions for this week. See if the dumbasses at ESPN agree.

Here are my predictions:

1). Photos of Tebow and Clay Aiken together in Cabo finally surface and Tebow is forced to reveal that he is Aiken’s babydaddy. This will be revealed by halftime. Tennessee exploits the news by distracting Tebow by having the music from Celine Dion Live at the Acropolis pumped into his headset on 3rd down plays. Tebow is giddy. He throws 7 picks in the 2nd half and Tennessee wins 3-2.

Tebow Kryptonite...Satan Has a Face!!!

Tebow Kryptonite...Satan Has a Face!!!

2). Iowa blows out Pitt…Najeh Davenport returns to Pittsburgh and takes a dump in Wannstedt’s closet. http://espn.go.com/nfl/news/2002/0729/1411363.html

3).Charlie Weis blows out his elbow reaching for extra sprinkles at Dairy Queen needing Tommy John surgery. He promptly sues DQ for being fat and asks Brady to be his star witness. Again.

Your Honor, The Witness Is Too Fat To Testify.

Your Honor, The Witness Is Too Fat To Testify. If His Suit Can't Fit, You Must Acquit.

He loses and Jevon Ringer promptly tallies 700 yards on the ground. MSU wins by 3,000. Also, every MSU LB will sack Claussen and take turns shaving his head. Have you seen a worse haircut?!?!?!

4). Troy beats OSU outright. Now obnoxious Big 10 fans will know they can’t even hang against the Sun Belt either. OSU promptly moves to the Missouri Valley Conference in hopes of back dooring their way into another BCS final next year. They open their 2009 season at home against Bowdoin College, but lose game 2 to Illinois State. Tresselbegins looking into creating a new conference with Sarah Palin in Alaska. She gets federal earmarks and he plays games against pick-up Eskimo teams.

As If Living Off Of Whale Blubber Didn't Already Make You Feel Bad...

As If Living Off Of Whale Blubber Didn't Already Make You Feel Bad Enough...

 OSU plays LSU again in the 2009 finals. LSU wins by 2,000 and their dumb creole fans think they played a legit team and deserve to be ranked in the top 5 ’til the end of time.

5). Buffalo covers against Mizzou.

6). The Bama-Ark game becomes known as The PieceOshitDirtBagWelcher Bowl as Saban and Petrino jockey for raises before the game, tell their players that they will be BFF’s like LC and Heidi and then immediately quit at the coin toss. Petrino becomes Bama’s coach and Saban joins Ark.

OMG!!! The New Faces of BFF's Petrino and Saban!! F Off SEC Fans!!

OMG!!! The New Faces of BFF's Saban and Petrino. F Off SEC Fans!! Your Conference Is WAAAAAY Overrated. Like, Totally Overrated.

Bama and Ark boosters both feel the moves were what was best for the teams. Idiots. The boosters then sleep with their sisters and throw parties and weddings across the south at every Waffle House they can find. Chick-fil-a for everyone!!

WE ARE SEC FOOTBALL!!!!!

WE ARE SEC FOOTBALL!!!!!

7). Central Michigan and Purdue combine to score 300 points. At the half. They give LeFevour the Heisman at the end of the 3rd quarter.

Cooler Than Chuck Norris and Way More Deadly. Smokin' Suckahs Since March 19, 1987

Cooler Than Chuck Norris and Way More Deadly. Smokin' Suckahs Since March 19, 1987.

8). Some how every SEC team will lose (even though they play each other), but each will still climb two spots in the polls.

Talk About a Monkey F'ing A Football....LSU and Auburn Lose But Move-Up to

Talk About a Monkey F'ing a Football...LSU and Auburn Both Lose and Move-Up to #1 and #2 Respectively

9). Ray Maualuga, despite not playing this weekend, records 18 tackles and a pick 6 on campus. The NCAA reprimands USC and Pete Carrollis forced to wheel Maualuga into every game on the Hannibal Lecter cart complete with face guard.

Betcha Tressel Wishes He Had This On Maualuga Last Weekend

Betcha Tressel Wishes He Had This On Maualuga Last Weekend

10). Les Miles, hearing of the Mauluga reprimand, schedules South East Central West CrenshawLouisianaState at home next year in their season opener. His justification is that they want to play a team “with a good kicker.” He won’t take Pete Carrol’s calls about scheduling a home-and-home in 2010-2011.

11). Up by 30 with 2 seconds left, Urban Meyer realizes that his team needs a safety to cover. So, he has Emmanuel Moody don a Volunteers jersey and limp into the endzone with the ball. Every defensive player tackles him at the buzzer. (Piece of crap. How is their not a Tim Donaghy investigation into this clown?!?!?!). Somehow Fullmer is OK with this.

Kick The Field Goal...We Are Layin' 24!!!!! I Don't Care How Much Time Is Left

I Don't Care How Much Time Is Left..Kick The Field Goal...We Are Layin' 24!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m willing to put all of these predictions into an 11 team parlay.

Regards,

Rat

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NFL WEEK TWO Free Winning Picks: NO PLACE TO GO BUT UP!!

Greetings folks. If you followed us last week, you took a bad beating. We did, but we have had bad weeks in the past. We always right the ship. We can only go up from here and we know we will. Our records on the season are as follows:

RPJ PICKS: 2-3
FLASH PICKS: 1-0
RUNNY PICKS: 0-5

No explanation for that crap. We know it is terrible, but we practice full disclosure. Feel free to blast us anyway you want. It won’t stop us from picking. We are imploring the will of Sarah Palin to bust us out of our mini slump. She jacked up McCain’s approval rating and good fortune and now we call on you…Mrs. Governor of Alaska and VP running mate to spread your goodwill and make our picks come in.

C’mon Sarah….bring home the cold hard cash!!!!!

That said, here is what we like in Week Two:

Raiders @ Chiefs (-3.5): The Raiders looked terrible on Monday. They played about as bad as a team could play. On the contrary, the Chiefs held their own against the mighty Pats in Foxboro last week. Their D looked really, really good. The Raiders are on a short week. The Chiefs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 at home against the Riaders, but we don’t think it matters in this one. Take the Chiefs -3.5.

Saints -1 @ Skins: The Skins disppointed us in Week One in NY/NJ. We don’t think they are as bad as they played and we think they will improve playing at home this week. However, the Saints just have more talent and a much better coach. The Saints beat a very good Tampa team last week and Colston was not productive. His loss impacts the team for the ling run but it doe snot impact them for this game. Also, the Saints are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in DC. This line is essentially a pick-em. Take the Saints -1.

Runny picks:

Pats +1.5 @ Jets: This game will be the most hyped game of the week. Jets fans are foaming at the mouth with the opportunity to have Favre pound the Bradyless Pats at home. No doubt the Pats are a completely different team. However, Belichek is one of the best coaches in the game. He will come-up with a plan to exploit Cassel’ talents. Don’t forget, Matt Cassel is a USC product. He has talent and he has studied under Belichk and Brady his whole career. He has excellent skill players around him. He can get it done. Don’t forget, the Pats are 9-0 ATS in their last 9 at the Jets. The Jets did win against the Fins last week, but the Fins still suck. The Pats win outright. Take the Pats +1.5.

Chargers (-1) @ Broncos: The Broncos certainly had an outstanding debut against the Raiders on Monday night. Now they head home to face a Chargers team that is reeling from the heartbreaking loss at home to Carolina and from knowing that Merriman is out for the year. Tough blows. However, Carolina is much better than the Raiders and that game could have easily gone in the Chargers’ favor. The Chargers are 4-0 ATS against the Broncos. Take the Chargers -1.

Steelers @ Browns (+6): The Brownies looked terrible at home last week against the Boys. Romo had all day to pass and he ate them up. The Steelers were the exact opposite against the Texans last week. What will give? The ATS numbers favor the Steelers by a lot (Browns: 1-8 ATS in their last 9 against the Steelers; 0-5 ATS in their last 5 at home against the Steelers), but we think the Browns will make adjustments and figure out how to get pressure on Big Ben. They may not win, but they can keep it within 6.5. They will be fired up to avenge their terrible play last week and show the Steelers they can hang. Keep in mind that the Browns were destroyed last year in Week One (by the Steelers) but came back to drop 51 on the Bungles. Take the Browns +6.

Flash Flash Picks:

Baltimore at Houston (-4) – The tale of opposites. Houston was spanked on the road last week. Baltimore and Joe Flacco won against the Bungles. Houston is better than they showed and will be at home. Baltimore did not show anything but still won. Rookie QBs are comfortable at home and playing on the road is a whole nother ball game on the road. I think Baltimore gets blown out by more than 10 and I am even picking this game in all of my knockout pools this week. Some ATS numbers:

Ravens are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games on grass.
Ravens are 6-21 ATS in their last 27 road games.
Ravens are 4-14 ATS in their last 18 games overall.
Ravens are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 vs. AFC.
Ravens are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win.
Ravens are 1-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
Ravens are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in September.
Ravens are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.
Ravens are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.

Texans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games.
Texans are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Texans are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games in September.
Texans are 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Texans are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. AFC.

Pick the Texans at home to cover!!!

Come back for the Monday Night pick. As always, good luck with your picks.

Runny and Flash

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2008 NFL WEEK ONE: MONDAY NIGHT MADNESS!!!

The first Monday Night football for the 2008 NFL season!!!! And a division rivalry doubleheader to boot!! This keeps getting better and better. Flash bailed on me for these picks, but I’m not scared. We had a terrible weekend (will post our Week One results after the Monday games), but I know the season is long. Plenty of opportunities to make you and us rich! Here is what I like:

Vikings +2 @ Packers: Tons of side stories for this one; division rivals, the Vikes jockeyed for Favre; two QB’s trying to establish themselves; both teams made huge offseason moves. Plus, these teams despise each other. Should be a great game.

The Vikings made the better offseason moves. Their D is STACKED!! The acquisition of Jared Allen may be the NFL’s best offseason move. Without question it is the best D-line in the NFL. Plus, their seconday is solid and they have good linebackers. The problem for the Vikes is their QB. Jackson is supposed to be the real deal, but until he establishes himself, AP will be facing a ton of 8 man fronts.

However, the same can be said for Aaron Rogers. He has yet to show he is the man either. This is his first real test. What will give?

I think the Vikes cover. Their D is better (even though the Packers have a solid D, too) and they have the best weapon in the NFL-Adrian Peterson. The last time he played in Lambeau, he left the game with torn knee ligaments and the Vikes were spanked 34-0. That was last year though. This year’s D will pound Rogers all night and AP will eventually break one. Be warned that the ATS numbers favor the Packers quite a bit. But I’m rollin’ with the Vikings. Take the Vikes +2.

Broncos @ Raiders +3: This may be my favorite game of the week. These teams HATE each other. It is such a great rivalry. The Raiders are getting no respect, but I think they are on their way up. Run DMC will have a huge year and good career. I think Jamarcus Russell will show a lot of people he was worthy of the #1 pick. Will that translate into a cover? I think so.

The Raiders are 4-0 ATS in their 4 meetings with the Broncos. They have played them close and this is a much better team this year than they have had in recent years. Lane Kiffin is coaching for his job in every game. He is a good coach and will have them ready. On the contrary, the Broncos are worse this year. I think this adds up to a Raiders cover. Take the Raiders +3.

As always good luck with your picks.

Runny


Flash Flash Pick (0-0)

Sometimes things just happen this way. My favorite bet of the week Is the Broncos to win and cover tonight. I am a Raiders fan and I am used to watching them get spanked during opening weekend. This pains me to go against Runny and The Men In Black but it must be done. Jamarcus is not ready, the offense has not scored at all in the preseason and the Broncos have a great D and rising QB in Cutler. Broncos win and cover easily.

September 8, 2008 Posted by | Adrian Peterson, Betting, Denver Broncos, ESPN, Gambling, Lane Kifin, Oakland Raiders, Sports, Winning Picks | Leave a comment

NFL WEEK 1 2008 PICKS

Greetings folks. Disappointing start with Thursday’s game. We learned a lot from that game though and we will exploit it later in the season. Runny is 0-1 on the NFL so far, but we like a lot of games on the first Sunday. Again, we will have RPJ picks and our individual takes. Here it goes:

RPJ PICKS (0-0 on the Season)

Cowboys -5.5 @ Browns: The Cowboys covered every weekend in September last year. They are stacked again this year on both sides of the ball. However, the Browns are, too. They made huge improvements on their D in the offseason, and although they looked terrible in the pre-season, they should be a legit contender this season. This is a lot of points to give a team like the Browns at home, which is begging you to take them. Herein lies the Vegas trap. This line has gone up all week. Don’t fall for it. Take the Boys-5.5.

Texans @ Steelers -7: The Steelers are stacked this year and the Texans are banged-up. They are just not as good as the Steelers right now. We like Matt Schaub and Mario Williams. Just not enough. We love the Steelers at home to open their season. Take the Steelers -7.

Bears @ Colts-9.5: We’ve watched the Bears pretty closely this pre-season, more so than most other teams. Take our word for it, they are a MESS on the offensive side of the ball. With the exception of Hester, they have absolutely no playmakers on offense. That does not bode well for them going into Indy. They need to score points to beat them, and the Bears just don’t have the personnel. Plus, the Bears D is severely overrated-maybe the most overrated unit is the NFL. Indy wins this game by at least 17. We don’t care about Manning’s knee. Take the Colts -9.5.

Jets @ Fins+3: Finally the Fins have some stability in the front office and at QB. This will be a great game. So many side stories: Favre’s debut in a uniform other than Green Bays; Pennington gets a revenge chance against the team that gave him a Cleveland Steamer; the Tuna’s 2008 debut. All great stuff. We like the Fins in this one because of the points, and we believe they are the better team. They will surprise everyone with how well they will run the ball this year. We think Ted Ginn finally starts showing why he was a first round pick. For the Jets, we think their D is good, but Favre is way overrated. This will be a close game. We like the points. Take the Fins at home +3.

Jags -3 @ Titans: This is our favorite game of the week. Load-up on this one if you can. We think the Jags will make it to the AFC Championship game this year. They are loaded on both sides of the field. The Titans are terrible. Vince Young has mentally checked-out and he has no playmakers to help him. Jags may shut them out. It will be ugly. We don’t care that the Titans usually play the Jags tough and cover. Take the Jags -3.

RUNNY PICKS (0-1 on the Season)

Lions -3 @ Falcons: The Falcons made some good moves in the offseason drafting Ryan and signing Michael Turner. They are going in the right direction, but it will take another year to get out of Vick’s debacle shadow. The Lions are just much better than they are this year right now. I think this line is low because Vegas is judging the Lions on the end of the year meltdown last year. The Lions have playmakers and will score some points. I don’t think Ryan is ready to keep up. Take the Lions -3.

Chiefs @ Pats -15.5: This is a ton of points and the Pats have been extremely cold when it comes to covering. However, the Chiefs are terrible and will not score points. Their D is good, but they will play mostly nickle against the Pats due to the passing attempts. When they do, 3 of their DB’s will be rookies. Brady will crush this. They may not run the ball more than 10 times in this game. Pats win in a blowout. Take the Pats-15.5.

Flash Flash Picks (0-0)
Nothing today but one game for sure on tap Monday night.

Check back with us for Monday Night’s games. We have picks for both games.

As always, good luck with your picks.

Runny and Flash

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NFL WEEK ONE 2008 PICKS: LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!!

Greetings!!! Another glorious NFL season is upon us and we cannot wait!!! We love this stuff!!!! Thursday is the 2008 season kickoff and features two bitter, division rivals in the Skins at the Giants. This is going to be a good one. The Giants open their season at home as the World Champions. The Skins roll in looking to knock them off their pedestals and set the tone for the season. Tonight’s game is another one that Flash and I could not agree on, but I feel good about it and I’m willing to roll. Let the games begin!!!

This is a much, much different Giants team than the one that upset the Pats in the Super Bowl. Gone is Strahan. Kevin Boss looks like he has come back down to earth (could that guy pick-up any run blocks in pre-season?!?!?!?!) and that could be huge without Shockey. That will be the key to the game.

The Skins are somewhat healthy and they have enough to protect Campbell. Portis can still tote the rock and we will see plenty of him in this game. The Skins will attack the Giants new line with Portis and dumpoffs to Cooley. I think both have a great game. The Giants will just not have enough. Although the ATS numbers favor the Giants (Favorite is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 head-to-head match-ups),  Take the points and the Skins +4.5.

Runny Pelvis

This is a Runny pick only. RPJ Syndicate picks will be out later in the week.

September 4, 2008 Posted by | Betting, ESPN, Gambling, Giants, NCAA, ncaa football, NCAA Picks, New York, New York Giants, NFL, NFL Championship Game, NFL Picks, Sports, Uncategorized, Washington Redskins, Winning Picks | Leave a comment