#CheddarBay Week 12: Browns at Bengals.
Allplay: Browns +5.5 at Bengals, 1pm Sunday, CBS.
Of course the All Play is Browns-Bengals this week. Lookit. I know some of you don’t see Browns-Bengals as game of the week and a lot of you don’t want to be forced to bet on or against your rooting team. I hear you. BUT. This really is the biggest Browns game since that game in Cincy in 2007. (The DA 4 int game; yeah that one; you remember it.) So just want you to know you’re being heard, but there’s no dodging Browns/Bengals this week.
Congratulations to our first weekly winner, CLEinMPLS. Brad is a case study in why we have weekly awards at the end of the year; a case study in Cheddar actually. Guy picked at ~60% through the season last year. THREE LOBSTERFESTS. Was runner-up in the playoffs. This year… not so much. And that is how it goes. I could pick out a half dozen players this year who have changed significantly from last year and in both directions. So way to go Brad.
MAC Specialists among us.
When this season started, I wanted to be The Mountain West guy. Learn that conference and kill that conference. Doesn’t have to be college, you could pick an NFL conference or division. Just own one little section of football betting and make it your well spring of dollars. Welp, my MWC experiment didn’t pan out but that doesn’t mean some among us aren’t capitalizing on specialization.
If you haven’t noticed, November is mid-week #MACtion month. I noticed some “regulars” hopping on the Tuesday/Wednesday MAC games and it got me thinking whether we have specialists among us. Just a real quick look-see revealed that these guys are doing good business with the MAC (weighted records):
- CapGG, 17-9-1 (2-2 on essays1);
- FlyHighCharlieFrye, 21-8 (5-1);
- Grand Rapids Rustlers, 15-3-1 (3-0-1).
But the current KING OF ALL MACTION is:
- Martin Rickman, 11-0 (1-0).
I want to do more with this idea of identifying our specialists. E.g., is Acto a C-USA guy? Pete Franklin someone to watch for MWC games? I haven’t gotten too too far with this (although you want to listen to Jeff Rich when he talks Pac12: he’s 15-4, 3-1 on essays). I’ll give you a heads up if I mine any good nuggets in the data we’re collecting.
Skanky Fish with @ClevTA.
24-18-2 ATS YTD;
3-1 last week: Pitt (win), Wyoming (lose), KState (win), Rams (ridiculously huge win).
Nice return to form for the Skanks last week. Holy hell, if anyone else saw the Rams’ beatdown on the Colts well down. (HitTheHorns and Frowns were our two Rams pickers.)
This week’s skanky picks.
CFB: S Alabama, W Michigan, Kentucky, Cal
Placeholder thread in case anyone wants to jump on the MAC games tonight. The lines we’re going with are:
Ohio +10 @BGSU; 730pm, ESPN3.
UBuff +3.5 @Toledo; 730pm, ESPNU.
- Although last week’s Ball State essay loss is a top five bad beat of the year; record would change to 20-6-1. [back]