Editor’s note: Jay is a talented and avid gambler who will be providing weekly plays. He spent much of his week rescuing people from flood waters near his home, so forgive him for being a little behind. Follow him on Twitter @jayoff288 (Be sure to make your plays at mybookie.lv)
By JAY K. STARK
This has been an unbelievable week for so many people. I hope this post provides some type of relief from Hurricane Harvey. My heart hurts for our community and I pray you and your family are safe, and if needed, have a speedy recovery.
No promises this week as I am still high off the Tulsa/OK State over, and the ridiculous halftime line (-10) they put up in the Ohio State/Indiana game. We will win longterm. Stay the course and be disciplined.
This year we will be playing everything at $55 to win $50 unless otherwise noted.
YTD Record (0-0)
Wyoming +12 @ Iowa
I have no idea why Iowa pays Kirk Ferentz to coach. I think he is an idiot. Iowa typically does not perform well as a DD favorite at home, and they also have Iowa State next week. This is not a great spot for them. This is one of the biggest games Wyoming will play all year. They did lose some talent at key positions but they return QB Josh Allen- who will be a top 10 pick in next years draft. A lot of money is coming in on Iowa and the line is moving. I played it at 12- if it gets to 14 I might play it again. I’ll take my chances here with the Cowboys.
Florida State +7 @ Alabama (Neutral site game)
Florida State ML +225 ($25)
Listen, I love the SEC. I think Alabama could lose this game and win out the rest of the year. Much like Ohio State did a few years ago. If they lose this game I will make a future play on them next week to win the National Championship. I think Florida State wants this game. They know the committee favors the SEC and a win over Alabama would be a huge feather in their cap. Add a couple of wins over Florida and Clemson and you are looking at the #1 team in the Country. Alabama lost a lot of players on defense. These are two evenly matched teams. I’ll take my 7 points and also make a play on Florida State to win straight up.
Western Michigan/USC Over 58
USC can name their score here. Even if they pull their starters in the 2nd half, they can still score. If Western Michigan gets 2 or 3 scores this game should go over. A 50-20 final would get us there. As a side note, I also have a ticket on USC to win the National Championship at 9-1.
Good luck this week. Remember it is a long season- do not go crazy in Week 1.
I apologize for not having this up sooner. Thank you Harvey.
Any questions please hit me up on Twitter. @Jayoff288