Daily Archive: Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thursday Night Football: LSU at Mississippi State

Thursday Night Football takes us into the heart of SEC Country for a West Division showdown between LSU and Mississippi State. The Bulldogs are a program that a lot of folks feel are on the verge of a breakthrough. But, they lost a week ago at Auburn and need this home win to avoid a second loss in the division, an outcome that would all but eliminate them from the SEC  title chase. Meanwhile, over on the Bayou, the Tigers own one of the season’s most impressive wins so far with their throttling of Oregon on opening weekend. LSU is #1 on my blog poll ballot, but #2 in the overall blog poll behind Alabama, despite having the most #1 votes. LSU is ranked #3 in the both national polls, while Mississippi State clings to the #25 spot in both rankings. The Bulldogs also own the #25 slot on my blog poll ballot, but they didnt make the cut for the overall blogger poll. Can they take down a top-5 team and make a brash statement that they will hang around the SEC West chase? Or does LSU and Lester Miles have another rabbit up their sleeve to help them escape with a win at a

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Come On Down, Spartans! Its Your Turn On The Fade Notre Dame Tour

How’s betting against Notre Dame been going for you so far, JCB readers? The Irish were a popular ‘bet on’ team for most sharps getting plays in over the summer, with the sentiment being the Irish were finally underrated by the betting community. We bucked the trend here for a couple different reasons. The Irish havent been great starters for a number of years, struggling out of the gate to cover spreads in September before, like a lot of ND squads, evolving into an ATS winner in October and November. They now stand at 5-17 ATS in their first four games of the season since 2006. They were going to be home chalk a couple of times and ever since Lou Holtz left town, the Irish have been nothing but money burners at home as favorites. They’re now 31-53-3 ATS as home favorites since 1993, 12-26-1 since 2003. And, they were favorites in the Michigan clash, a rivalry that almost always goes to the Underdog. After last week’s heroics from the pupster Wolverines, the dog is now 23-5 ATS against the closing line in the series since 1978. Besides, we’ve made hay each of the first two football seasons in the blog’s existence by betting against the

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