Network Bulletin November 30 - December 2, 2013 (November 29, 2013)

Volume 29, Issue 13 - Saturday, Nov 30 thru Monday, Dec 2

Network Starts Turkey Shoot Weekend with a 3-1 Thanksgiving Day!

Network started Thankgiving with the Packers / Lions over 48.5 and got the win in Detroit's 40-10 rout. Next up was the Raiders at Cowboys and we won both the side with Oakland (+8.5) and the (Over 47) as the Cowboys won 31-24. The heartbreaker was Thursday night as the Ravens (-3) failed to cover vs. the Steelers 22-20.

On Thanksgiving Day 2013 the three NFL home teams all won their games SU (straight-up) - but only one of 'em (see the 6.5-point favorite Detroit Lions 40, the Green Bay Packers 10) covered the almighty Las Vegas pointspread and it's not likely that bettors of the Dallas Cowboys and the Baltimore Ravens were exactly in a cheery mood on this "Black Friday" morning.

True, the 'Boys charged all the way back from a 21-7 first-half deficit to snare a 31-24 non-cover win against 9-point underdog Oakland but when the Raiders' Sebastian Janikowski boomed a 45-yard field goal with :45 left, it's possible the cranberry sauce you ate earlier didn't go down just right.

At night time, there were the Ravens seemingly covering the 3-point price tag all game long till Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger coaxed the Steelers down the field on a 13-play, 79-yard touchdown drive that had more twists and turns inside the Baltimore two-yard line than you could ever had imagined. The fact that the two-point conversion pass thrown by Roethlisberger was dropped in the end zone by WR Emmanuel Sanders (an eminently catchable ball) really drove Baltimore bettors loony but that's how it goes sometimes.

What was wild about the Ravens' 22-20 win was the fact neither team committed a turnover despite the hard-hitting nature of this AFC North contest - but note a handful of Steelers were injured all in the game's final few plays - and the Ravens listened to QB Joe Flacco and didn't run the "wildcat" offense and last year's Super Bowl MVP rewarded 'em by converting 10-of-17 third-down plays while throwing for 251 yards and one score.

Now it's the Ravens (6-6) who've taken temporary hold of that sixth playoff spot in the AFC and it's the Steelers (5-7) who likely are saying bye-bye to any/all post-season hopes ... and next time get off the field on a "live play" coach Mike Tomlin!

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Saturday November 3

#3 OHIO STATE (11-0, 7-0 Big 10) at MICHIGAN (7-4, 3-4 Big 10) - 12 p.m. ET, ABC
The Ohio State Buckeyes have not given up the hope for playing for a BCS crown this year - yes, Urban Meyer's crew (averaging 55.3 ppg in its last four outings) have become big Auburn Tigers fans this holiday weekend but first things first and that means dispatching erratic Michigan inside the famed "Big House" and for that Buckeyes' RB Carlos Hyde must keep up the beat that's seen him rush for 938 yards (or 8.1 ypc) and 14 TDs in his last six games.

Hey, Ohio State's handed the Wolverines some major beatings in recent years - see 37-7 back in 2010 and 42-7 in the 2008 season - so this two-TD road favorite's price may not be out of whack especially if the Michigan O-line can't protect QB Devin Gardner who has been sacked a gazillion times this year.

Can Gardner move-and-juke his way around this Buckeyes defense to make some big pass plays downfield and can a Michigan rushing attack that ranks 100th nationally (just 128.8 ypg this year) come alive ... or this game headed for another Ohio State blowout as Meyer's guys have won eight games by 18-or-more points.

Spread Notes - Ohio State has hardly been the money-maker you might think this year as the Buckeyes are a modest 6-5 ATS so far and they're 13-10 spreadwise in the Meyer Era (not quite as good as you thought, right?). Note Ohio State's 7-1-1 spreadwise in its last nine head-to-head showdowns against the maize-and-blue. Meanwhile, despite the angst of this current campaign the Michigan Wolverines still are 6-5 against the odds and that includes underdog covers the past two weeks at Northwestern and at Iowa.

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#2 FLORIDA STATE (11-0, 8-0 ACC) at FLORIDA (4-7, 3-5 SEC) - 12 p.m. ET, CBS
Let's say things are playing out like a three-part theatre act in/around Tallahassee these days: There's the pursuit of the first national championship since 1999 for these here-and-now Florida State Seminoles;

There's the quest to win this year's Heisman Trophy for now-runaway leader QB Jameis Winston; And then there's the legal issues involving Winston that may or may not kayo him for whatever bowl game the 'Noles play in this year to say nothing of his pending status as a free man.

Now, let's throw another log on the fire and bring up the fact that underachieving - but still arch-rival - Florida serves here as a four-TD home underdog and Florida State could be in for a tougher fit than imagined with under-siege Gators head coach Will Muschamp likely leaving no stone unturned here.

If Winston and mates can gallop out to their usual quicksilver start, then the not-so-mighty Gators will be left in the dust and keep in mind that FSU has scored 607 points this year and has exceeded the 40-point mark in 11 consecutive games. Not only has Winston thrown for 3,163 yards with 32 TDs and 7 INTs but this State defense leads the country with 23 interceptions.

Spread Notes - Florida State is an electric 9-2 versus the vig this season and the Seminoles have covered three-of-four road games after going a dismal 1-6 ATS away in 2012. Note that Florida is an ugly 4-7 against the Las Vegas price tags this season and that makes the Gators 16-19 ATS in the Muschamp Era. P.S., the betting favorite has covered seven of the last 10 games in this Sunshine State series.

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Fri 11/22 Navy (+2) San Jose St WON 58-52
Sat 11/23 Oklahoma State (+8.5) Baylor WON 49-17
Colorado (+22.5) USC WON 29-47
Northwestern (+7) Michigan State Lost 6-30
Arizona (+20) Oregon WON 42-16
Arizona State (-2.5) UCLA WON 38-33
Ole Miss (+2.5) Missouri Lost 10-24
Tue 11/26 Western Michigan (+35.5) Northern Ill WON 14-33

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#1 ALABAMA (11-0, 7-0 SEC) at #4 AUBURN (10-1, 6-1 SEC) - 3:30 p.m. ET, CBS
Hey, nobody's gonna put up an argument when it comes to the thought that this is the "biggest/best" Iron Bowl matchup of 'em all as a third consecutive national title opportunity stands in Alabama's way and - yes - there are plenty of folks that believe Auburn can hop-scotch either Florida State or Ohio State in the BCS Standings if War Eagle can win here (we don't subscribe to that theory but if Auburn wins this game by 21 points or so we could change our tune!).

The strategy here is simple for a Crimson Tide team that's allowed just 50 points to be scored on 'em the past nine games (ever since that wild 49-42 non-win at Texas A&M back on Sept. 14th): Keep everything that Auburn does on offense "in front of" the Alabama defense and see if the Tigers can rattle the country's fourth-ranked rush defense (allowing 91.3 ypg) and so Auburn QB Nick Marshall remains the key and expect 'Bama to "spy" on him for much/all of this SEC affair. If Marshall (823 yards rushing and 9 ground scores this year) can average five yards a pop running it, then he might be able to sneak a couple of downfield chucks against a somewhat suspect Alabama secondary.

On the flip side, Alabama's senior quarterback AJ McCarron - obviously no stranger to big-stage games - probably will take a few downfield chances here early in the game in an attempt to loosen up an Auburn defense that's allowed 38, 41 and 35 points to be scored in other high-profile conference game matchups against Georgia, Texas A&M and LSU.
McCarron (2,399 yards passing with 23 TDs) figures to target WR Kevin Norwood (33 catches and 6 TDs) plenty here but the power running game will be key:

If you're searching for some important number, than look for Alabama to rush the ball 35-plus times - that's about the per-game rushing attempts this 2013 Tide team sports and many of them will be simply to keep Auburn's offense on the sidelines ... yes, the time-of-possession state does matter here.

Finally, Alabama head coach Nick Saban thrives in these high-pressure games and just so you know, Saban's Alabama teams have won at Texas A&M, at Missouri and at LSU in the past two years - this next-door-neighbor trip won't scare 'em but remember it's Auburn playing with "house money" here.

Spread Notes - Alabama is a nifty 7-3 ATS (against the spread) this year and note the Crimson Tide's 17-8 versus the vig in all SEC affairs since the start of the 2011 campaign. On the flip side, Auburn enters this Iron Bowl riding an eight-game spread winning streak and the Tigers are a solid 5-3 ATS against 'Bama the past eight years.

#21 TEXAS A&M (8-3, 4-3 SEC) at #5 MISSOURI (10-1, 6-1 SEC) - 7:45 p.m. ET, ESPN
Hey, Mizzou ... win and you're in the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta next week. Now who thought anyone would be saying that come Thanksgiving weekend after the Tigers slumbered through a 5-7 SU and then again who ever thought that Texas A&M would be the "other team" here? Now that QB Johnny Manziel's repeat shot at the Heisman Trophy pretty much has been blown to pieces after his shaky showing at LSU last week, you do have to wonder if the Aggies can play the spoiler role here against a Missouri team that ranks 17th nationally in total offense and 13th nationally in rush defense - if the Tigers' defense steps up to the plate here, than Manziel's in a world of trouble as the Tigers' stop unit leads the SEC with 35 sacks and 18 INTs plus return-to-healthy QB James Franklin sure made all the right decisions in last weekend's 24-10 triumph at 2.5-point pup Ole Miss.

Spread Note - Missouri is an electric 9-2 vig-wise this year (and that includes three separate three-game ATS winning streaks) but the Tigers have failed to cover five of their last six regular-season finales. Texas A&M - coming off back-to-back pointspread losses against Miss State and LSU - are 5-6 odds-wise this season and that includes a shabby 0-3 ATS road mark. Ouch!

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#24 DUKE (9-2, 5-2 ACC) at NORTH CAROLINA (6-5, 4-3 ACC) - 12 p.m. ET, espn2
Now wouldn't it be something if the Duke Blue Devils were the team that was the "fly in the ointment" when it came to this year's BCS Championship battle? After all, a Duke win here and David Cutcliffe's club will be heading straight to next weekend's ACC Championship Game in Charlotte against second-ranked Florida State but first things first here and so let's see if the Devils can neatly utilize their two-QB system starring Anthony Boone (1,421 yards passing and 8 TDs) and Brandon Connette (1,210 yards and 13 TDs) that's been so prolific for the better part of this seven-game winning streak.

Hey, North Carolina comes into this Tobacco Road clash having won its last five in a row and QB Marquise Williams - who threw five TDs in last week's 80-20 win against Old Dominion - has become the gem of the season for a Tar Heels bunch left for dead weeks ago.

Spread Note - Duke has reeled off six consecutive pointspread "W's" since mid-October and the Blue Devils are 9-2 ATS overall this year after going 0-5 ATS to finish off the 2012 season. Meanwhile, North Carolina's been no spread slouch lately either as the Tar Heels are 6-0 vig-wise since the middle of last month and did you know UNC's 9-3 ATS at home since the start of last season?

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Sunday December 1

TAMPA BAY (3-8) at CAROLINA (8-3) - 1 p.m. ET, Fox
You have to go all the way back to October 6th to find the last time the Carolina Panthers tasted defeat - and if QB Cam Newton and mates are gonna tack on to this NFL-best seven-game SU (straight-up) winning streak than getting major pressure on rookie QB Mike Glennon is key here. Hey, the former N.C. State star threw for 247 yards and a pair of touchdown strikes to WR Tiquan Underwood in last Sunday's 24-21 comeback win against 7-point fav Detroit and it's worth noting the Lions did sack Glennon four times - look for some off-the-corner blitzes of Glennon here and maybe a "pick six" or two for the home team.

The Panthers are allowing just 13.3 ppg during this aforementioned win streak while Tampa Bay's scored a grand total of 87 points during its current three-game win streak. Note that Carolina won the first meeting this year 31-13 as 7-point road favs back in Week 8 play.

Spread Notes - Carolina has notched spread wins in six of its seven SU (straight-up) wins since mid-October and did you know the Panthers are 6-2 ATS in divisional games since the start of last year? Meanwhile, Tampa Bay rolls into this NFC South clash riding a four-game spread winning streak and the Bucs are a collective 18-13 ATS in divisional road games the past 10-plus seasons.

SUNDAY NIGHT NFC EAST GRUDGE GAME
Giants at Redskins
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DENVER (9-2) at KANSAS CITY (9-2) - 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS
For the very first time this year BOTH the Broncos and Chiefs are comin' off a loss but the $64,000 question is just how does Denver respond after blowing that 24-0 lead in a 34-31 OT loss at New England last Sunday night? Maybe what's most disturbing about that game for the Broncos is they rushed for a whopping 280 yards (or 5.8 ypg), lost and may not have a healthy RB Knowshon Moreno after he ran for 224 yards against the Pats. Ugh!

No doubt the KayCee Chiefs had their own bit of soul-searching to do following last weekend's bitter back-and-forth 41-38 home loss versus San Diego but what gives here with a defense that didn't force a single SD turnover and now will be without pass-rushing LB Justin Houston (dislocated elbow) and could be without LB Tamba Hali (ankle sprain).
The Chiefs allowed 31 second-half points to the Chargers last week after both difference-makers were sidelined and so forgive Denver QB Peyton Manning for salivating a bit here.

Two quickie notes on the Broncos: Their pass defense ranks a shoddy 29th in the league while yielding 283.2 ypg - Kansas City slinger Alex Smith should get to try out at least a half-dozen long flings to WRs Dwyane Bowe and friends here - and acting head coach Jack Del Rio is starting to feel the heat of stepping in for the sidelined John Fox.
Might Del Rio and Company (see offensive coordinator Adam Gase) get a bit "too conservative" here?

Spread Notes - Denver is 6-4 against the odds so far this season and the Broncos have covered six-of-nine AFC West duels since the start of last year. On the flip side, Kansas City's now dropped four of its last five spread verdicts after a tasty 5-1 ATS (against the spread) start. Note that the Chiefs are 6-11 spreadwise as underdogs since the start of 2012

MINCE PIE MONDAY! - Saints at Seahawks
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