GREG GAMBLE'S 2008 ATS RECORD: CFB: 5-0 NFL: 1-2
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NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (even) @ D.C. REDSKINS
In the ATS World, Tuesday is like Amateur not at the Tuck-A-Buck as the drinks are half price and the performers give you the bonus of that nervous lil smile. For the newbies to the gambling world, what I mean is the Sportsbooks open the Pigskin lines and your able to jump on the action before the Big Dogs start the numbers moving. Case in point, the Saints are only 1-point favorites at lowly Washington, and by Sunday, my guess is you’ll see Drew Brees & Co. favored by almost a FG...even w/out Colston. While my detractors will tell ya the Skins have extra time to prepare and home-field advantage, did those BEEATCHES actually see how inept their offense was last Thursday? With a new headmaster, a completely new offensive scheme, and an unproven QB, I’m guessing the three extra days doesn’t enable Chris Cooley to become Antonio Gates, Santana Moss to grow a few inches, or Jason Campbell to look as comfortable as Drew Brees.
While I agree the Skins defense is solid, with Belichick’s savior now on season long holiday nobody in the league is as dangerous offensively as New Orleans & their bulging bag of goodies. Even with Colston out, we’re talking Reggie “I love Kardashian’s” Bush (click me), Jeremy Shockey, Devery Henderson, David Patton, maybe the Deuce, and the best QB to run Sean Payton’s spread system in Drew MFin Brees! More importantly, with the combination of Payton finally realizing Bush needs to space things on the outside (8 catches, 112 yards, 1 TD – 51 rushing yards) and their abundance of downfield weapons, even Deuce’s sub Pierre Thomas (last week: 52 ryds, 5.2 avg) can looked talented with plenty of running room.
Taking it a step further, did you see how Plax’s size (10 rec 133 yrds) dominated the Skins DBs last week? With Colston out, my guess is you’ll see the Shockster (6-5, 251) spend time split-out, who’s also already playing w/ a chip on his shoulder since the trade, and faces a team/field he knows well, not to mention they were the ones that broke his leg last year. Throw-in a week removed from the drama of hurricane Gustav and I cannot fathom how Jason Campbell keeps-up with the points the Saints throw on the board this Sunday Funday!
As for the only negative I see, hopefully the Saints can handle the distractions from the only highlights at RFK:
Nonetheless… Final Score: SAINTS 27 REDSKINS 17
As for my ATS College pick before the line moves…
Ty will be makin' this face Saturday, but this time it won't be cause of an injury...the Sooners are in town...READ WHY!
I wonder if their traveling to the game...Want more ladies?
OKLAHOMA SOONERS (-20) @ WASHINGTON HUSKIES
The Sooners are back Homeboys and their out for blood! And similar to last year, expect Bob Stoops to lay-the-wood to any opponent outside of the top-25 as Oklahoma’s been teating them like Billy Bob treated Halle Berry on the sofa in Monster’s Ball. Check out these ridiculous stats over the last two years…out of their 13 victories, they’ve won 10 by more than 20 points with 7 of those by 31 points or more…not to mention their average margin of victory over those 10 wins is just unda 40 ppg! And so far thru 2 games this season, they’ve outscored their opponents 109-28. While their opener was against Chattanooga, they rolled a solid Cincinnati squad last week (52-26), and the score was actually a lot closer than the utter dominance they displayed throughout as Cincy scored on a Kickoff return and a TD as time expired. I know those points count & ur friendly wager-holder doesn’t cancel them out, but you know a perfectionist like Stoops treated his Special Teams like a newbie w/ Peter North at practice this week & was irate at the 2nd/3rd unit for the letdown late.
As for a team with a coach simply waiting for a pink slip in Tyrone Willingham, the Huskies lost an absolute heartbreaker last week at home to BYU after getting crushed by Oregon in the opener 44-10. After QB Jake Locker ran in a TD with 2 seconds remaining to bring Washington within one, the sophomore was penalized 15-yards for excessive celebration and the ensuing extra point was blocked. For a team looking for any semblance of blue-skies having lost 11 of their last 13 games, the devastation of Saturday’s loss can not be a good thing with Oklahoma looking to prove their a legit National Title contender. And no matter what the BCS tells ya…BLOW OUTS MATTER!
And finally, while the Huskies have struggled with recruitment of late as many kids know Willingham’s tenure may be coming to a close, Oklahoma looks bigger and badder than ever. After a few years of turmoil surrounding the Sooners QB-position, sophomore Sam Bradford displayed one of the most amazing freshman seasons in NCAA history as the 6-4 gunslinger threw for 3121 yards, 36 Tds, and a messily 8 Ints. Throw-in a NFL-skilled and relentless defense, an enormous OL, and a bevy of talented skill position players on O, and I’d be shocked if Oklahoma doesn’t have this thing covered by halftime.
Final Score: SOONERS 48 HUSKIES 13
NEW YORK YANKEES @ CALY ANGELS (OVA 10)
After a bench clearing scuffle Monday, a once meaningless game has the blood flowing for these two squads. The Yanks look rejuvenated yesterday scoring 7 runs and today should feast on a young pitcher simply in-charge of eating innings (Dustin Moseley: 1-4, 7.91). On Mike Scioscia’s side, the Angels face a pitcher in Andy Pettitte (two starts versus the Angels this year: 8.76) who they’ve collected crushed over his career. Check out these career averages against the southpaw: Teixeira .478 Figgins .455 G. Anderson .390 Vlade .353 Mathews Jr .388. Not much else 2 tell u except at least one of these teams comes close 2 going ova all by their lonesome…Yanks/Halos total 13-16 runs