College Football Week 10

Alright gotta make this pretty quick I’m heading to the Georgia Florida game but I got a light card this week, hopefully it’s better than last week.

Washington -17

UCLA just has a terrible defense and Washington I think is gonna look to get right after a loss I think they can name the score.

South Carolina -6.5

Vanderbilt’s defense is a mess right now and South Carolina just finds a way to win games plus they’re looking for that bowl eligible win number 6.

NC St +7

Love this pick. ND is coming off its biggest win of the season and NC St is coming off a bye. ND can really only run the ball Wimbush isn’t a good thrower and NC ST has a tremendous d-line I think they can really slow down the run (re-create the uga formula for victory). Don’t be surprised with an outright upset.

North Texas -11

Coming off a blowout loss in which they were honestly the better team I think they’re looking for a bounce back. The coach even said they got too complacent and didn’t take FAU seriously enough so I think they look to get on track vs. ODU.

Thanks for reading and lets make some money.


College Football Picks Week 9

Alright so my last article wasn’t so hot went 2-4, can’t always be outstanding weeks. Didn’t help that fucking Harbaugh decided to throw the ball 40 times in pouring rain, I guess somehow that sounded like a good idea which lead to 5 turnovers. I was going to post Miami -14.5 but now it’s at -17 (humble brag) so I won’t include it just because I don’t think I would play it at that number.  Anyways let’s hope this card goes better (ironically a lot of these spreads are 7)

Friday Night:

Marshall -3

I’ve posted before about how I really like this Marshall team, definitely the best defense in that conference plus MTSU isn’t very good on offense without their QB Stock-still.

Colorado St -7

I think they’re able to score at will here.


Wake Forest +7

Wake has had a bye to prepare for the triple option plus Georgia Tech is coming off a heartbreaking loss to Miami. In a game with a low total give me the points.

Ok St -7

I hate going against Tom Herman as an underdog but that Texas defense gives up a lot of big plays which is what Ok St specializes in (believe me I was at the Pitt Ok St game) I think they hit enough of them to cover.

FSU -7

I will actually be in attendance for this game so that’s pretty cool can’t wait to get my chop on. Anyways Louisville’s rush defense is terrible I think FSU runs wild and Derwin James contains Lamar Jackson plus revenge spot from last year.

Auburn Team Total Over

Arkansas is terrible on defense and I think Auburn is trying to bounce back after the loss last week.

LSU -7

This is a bad spot for LSU after a big win and with Alabama coming up in 2 weeks I think. But I think that’s being priced into the game too much and you know Coach O is going to want this one bad plus Ole Miss is just a dumpster fire so I’m willing to lay the points.

San Diego St -7.5

While Fresno St has been surprisingly very good on offense this year I think SDSU will want to bounce back after the loss to Boise St last week because they’re still trying to play for a New Year’s Six bowl.

UCF -7

How about coach Scott Frost (future coach of a struggling power 5 school coming to theaters near you) being the practice qb coach practicing against the option. I think that really fires a team up and honestly UCF might be the biggest surprise in the country in terms of how good they’ve been. I kind of hate playing against an option but I don’t think they’ll be able to stop UCF’s offense.

Eastern Michigan +3

Gotta love the good ol’ fashion Eastern vs. Western Michigan rivalry, so you know Eastern being a home underdog has gotta fire them up. Plus Western is terrible at throwing the ball and Eastern is actually a pretty good team I like them to pull off a win.

Other Leans/Picks:

North Texas +3.5

If Cal got to +3.5 (maybe at +3)

USC if it got to +4 (maybe at +3.5)

La Tech -2.5


NBA Season Win Totals

Hello readers Dirty Mike back at it and finallyyyyyyyy the NBA season is back after what felt like forever. This offseason was fucking wild honestly the NBA is by far the most entertaining sport to just follow with all the drama and moves. We saw we felt like an incredible amount of stars change teams and frankly change conferences with the West somehow becoming even more dominant. And of course with the start of the season presents plenty of opportunity to make money with season win totals that I like. Also for bonus I’m going to throw in a future to consider, I haven’t really dabbled in futures just because the league seems so set essentially but with futures a lot of the times it’s just about the team getting far enough and then you start hedging and make profit no matter what. So without further adieu here are the bets I like for this season.

Denver Nuggets Over 45.5 wins

Would’ve liked it at a little lower number but I’m a pretty big fan of this team. They could have the best front court in terms of +/- with Jokic and Millsap playing together and they’re both just incredible passers. I LOVE Jokic and he’ll be starting all year I think he’s a star pair him with Millsap who’s just a very good efficient player and I think they’re going to shine together. You pair them with a backcourt that’s only getting better with Jamal Murray and Gary Harris which creates a great, very spaced offense. Not to mention the Nuggets are underratedly a very deep team that goes 2, even 3 deep at some positions. This team was almost the 8th seed last year and now I legitimately think they could make the jump to a top 5 seed.

Miami Heat Over 43.5 wins

Let me start this by saying that this Heat team probably should’ve made the playoffs last year with a team that was like half D-League players. Erik Spoelstra is a phenomal coach honestly thought had they made the playoffs he should’ve won the coach of the year. With every Spo-coached team they play very good defense and now with Dragic running the team they play more of suiting fast-paced offense. Now this year Rodney McGruder is starting off hurt which doesn’t help but they’ll have Waiters (hopefully) healthy the entire year who crazily was actually the best scorer when they went on that crazy run last year. They’ll play very good defense like I said and once again they’re another very deep team (they added Olynyk in the offseason too) and I think they hit that 45 win mark.

Minnesota Timberwolves Under 47.5 wins

I know this seems like a questionable one and I think the Wolves will come very close to this but I see them in the 45-46 win mark. Adding Butler and another year in Thibodeau’s system seems like they’ll make the leap but I think they fall just short of this win total but still make the playoffs. My one main concern is that they really don’t have much shooting    you can honestly say in their starting lineup they don’t have one guy you consistently have to worry about from long distance so because of that I’m going to take them under.

New Orleans Pelicans Under 39.5 wins

I know everyone loves Boogie and AD together on the same team which makes them a trendy pick to make the playoffs. But in a loaded west conference this team is going to get exposed and with that frustration I think that duo is going to fail. This team was horribly built the rest of the team sucks no other way to get around it, no depth, honestly some of the starters shouldn’t even be starters. I did really like the Ian Clark addition for the price they got him at which was one of the more underrated offseason acquisitions but besides Jrue Holiday they really don’t have much else on this team. So with the lack of talent I think they could struggle and possibly trade Boogie which I think would assure the under.

Los Angeles Clippers Over 43.5 wins

Call me crazy but I LOVE the Clippers this year I think they’re gonna sneak into the playoffs and possibly get as high as a 6th seed. This is definitely health dependent with Blake Griffin and Danilo Gallinari but people forget 2-3 years ago when CP3 was out Blake finished 3rd in the MVP voting. The CP3 trade also gave them something they’ve never had while Doc has been there…Depth. The Clippers always had one of the best starting lineups but it was the bench that always killed them and now they have those pieces. Plus on a side note Doc Rivers was the worst fucking GM ever thank god they got Jerry West to run the front office because Doc was brutal (Please lookup the Amin Elhassan video on how Doc got players it’s hysterical). I think Blake could have a potential MVP season if he stays healthy and the Clippers hit the over.

Here are some other leans that almost made the list:

Celtics Under 55.5 wins- I think they’re getting a little too much hype considering they have a lot of new pieces and they lost Bradley and Crowder who were very key pieces defensively.

Blazers over 42 wins- They were a completely different team once they got Nurkic and if he can stay healthy the entire year I think they can get over this since they only had him for after the trade deadline and were at 41 wins so I think they could hit a couple extra wins.

Jazz over 40.5 wins- Quin Snyder is a fantastic coach and his teams always play great defense and they have another deep team. I think Donovan Mitchell has a chance to be very good and potentially rookie of the year plus Ricky Rubio is another really good +/- guy who plays great defense.

Lakers under 34 wins- A little queasy on this one but I think the hype has gone a little too far to make an 8 win jump and they will not be a good defensive team at all I think so hopefully they finish in that 32-33 wins.

My 1 Future to Consider:

Bucks +6000 to win it all, if Giannis can take another step and become a legitimate MVP candidate plus another step from Thon Maker who also is gonna be really good. They will play very good defense and have a solid bench so with that if they could just get into the eastern conference finals or hell even the 2nd round you can start hedging and make money.

Thanks for reading and lets make some money this season.

College Football Picks

What is up fellow bloggers and GSJ readers Dirty Mike back at it with the picks last week I’m pretty sure I went a little over .500 so we did turn a profit, can’t all be 9-1 weeks. Unfortunately couldn’t get this article up yesterday or else you would’ve had NC St +4 but I had an interview in Atlanta (humble brag) and that traffic is a fucking nightmare I wouldn’t wish being stuck in that on my worst enemy. In case you were wondering how my trip to Tennessee was it was wild I got slapped by a girl with her phone (not the greatest feeling) and UGA fucking destroyed them it was awesome. But enough of the chit chat let’s get this going.

Friday Night:

Memphis -13.5

Yes, if you look at the box score they got destroyed by UCF but UCF is the real deal and whenever you turn the ball over 4 times you’re gonna lose. Uconn just flat out sucks I think Memphis will have the mindset of bouncing back after getting crushed.


Colorado -6.5

Colorado is the type of team to me that will lose to the teams they’re supposed to and take care of business in the games they’re supposed. They’re coached extremely well huge fan of the head coach (mike macintyre I think…not sure if I spelled that right) and have a good defense I think they get it done vs Zona

San Diego St -10.5

This is pretty fucked up but UNLV has got to be feeling the effects of the tragedy that occurred in Las Vegas so who knows what their mind set is plus the only thing they can do is run the ball (which they do very well) and I think SDSU is good enough to slow it down enough to cover.

Tulsa +4.5

Tulsa is getting too many points here against a Tulane team here I think this is a buy point for them. The offense has been disappointing this year but they’re facing an option team for a 3rd week in a row so hopefully they figured it out and can get the offense going.

Michigan -10.5

Love this pick I think the line has dropped too much, Michigan I believe is going with John O’Korn who is definitely better than the most average QB ever in Wilton Speight. Seriously I’ve never seen a bigger definition of average from a QB he’s like the Josh McCown of college. But O’korn was good at Houston before he transferred and I think he can get the offense going better. Sparty is getting too much love here they’ve covered 9 straight times against Michigan so people are loving that aspect…As Lee Corso says “Not so fast my friend!” I think the streak ends on Saturday.

Sidenote: Was about to publish this and I’m looking for a funny picture of Wilton Speight and I found that and I almost shit myself. Fucking Harbaugh thinking that Speight is the next Luck I thought he was QB guru jesus christ. I might have to do an article on how much I despise Wilton Speight.

Texas Kansas St Under 50

I believe the average points in this game the past couple years has been like 33 so i like that aspect. Kansas St plays very good defense and the whole offense is Jesse Ertz (and I mean ALL the offense) plus the Texas defense has probably had the biggest turnaround out of any unit in college football since week 1. Look for a low scoring affair here with a lot of running the football and churning the clock


UGA -17

BYU +8.5

Thanks for reading and lets make some fucking $$$$

-Dirty Mike



College (+1 NFL) Picks

Hello Goat Street Journal readers this is new contributor Dirty Mike (felt the 69 was the only appropriate numbers to make it work since some asshole already took dirty mike). I’m very much a degenerate gambler and will mostly be contributing in that form. Now I’ve started very well in college football so far this year so naturally since this is my first blog post I’m sure I’ll go 3-10 (kidding…sorta). I’ll indicate which picks I like most to tail those have a very good % so far this year, my NFL plays are usually decent probably around .500 so far this year on those, I’ll try and get another blog in with those. And without further adieu here is my debut picks article. Continue reading College (+1 NFL) Picks