Messages

Forum Index : College Football : Messages
Author: [College Football] Topic: My One and Only Bowl Play of the Season (Rose Bowl)
HotGarbage send a private message View Space | Friends | Playbook |
HotGarbage
Participation Meter
Rookie
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 504
Location:
#1
Posted: 1/1/2013 1:49:39 AM
I only play one bowl game each year for $1,000 on New Year's Day. I follow college football closely but I'm primarily a college hoops gambler. However, my friends and I have gotten together every New Year's Day for the past 20 years, so I like to throw one bomb on a game, eat a ton of food, drink a "few" Jack and Cokes and see what happens.

I also don't post a lot so I'm not expecting most of you to follow this pick, nor would I advise it. Just sharing my thoughts on the game, wishing you all a great 2013 and I hope you kill it on New Year's Day. The game I'm playing this year is:

Wisconsin +6 $1,000
I believe Stanford can play with anyone in the country on any given week and they showed that this season by defeating Oregon and taking No. 1 Notre Dame to overtime. However, Stanford and Wisconsin play styles that create close games virtually every single week. Take a look at what Stanford did in a majority of their games this season:

Beat San Jose St. by 3
Beat USC by 7
Lost to Washington by 4
Beat Arizona by 6
Lost to Notre Dame by 7
Beat Washington St. by 7
Beat Oregon St. by 4
Beat Oregon by 3
Beat UCLA by 3

That's 9 of 13 games decided by 7 points or less. So while Stanford is a very good team, they play tight games pretty much every week. Now let's look at Wisconsin:

Beat N. Iowa by 5
Lost to Oregon St. by 3
Beat Utah St. by 2
Lost to Nebraska by 3
Lost to Michigan St. by 3
Lost to Ohio St. by 7
Lost to Penn St. by 3

That's 7 of 13 games decided by 7 points or less. So just like Stanford, Wisconsin is used to playing in tight games. I just think this sets up as a very even matchup between two teams with similar styles. Sure, one team could have five turnovers and that changes things but for the most part I think you are looking at a close game throughout. In my opinion Stanford is the better team but they are also much better than Arizona and Washington State and didn't blow them out. I'm going to take the 6 points here and hope these two teams play their last game like they've played most of their games all season long: close and right down until the final seconds.

Stanford 23
Wisconsin 20

Good luck everyone and have a great day




quote
gamecock35 send a private message View Space | Friends | Playbook |
gamecock35
Participation Meter
Rookie
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 745
Location: South Carolina
#2
Posted: 1/1/2013 4:56:23 AM
took wisky also. GL man and have a great new year!
quote
MYSTICRICH
RSI Wagerline RSI Rating
send a private message View Space | Blog | Friends | Playbook |
MYSTICRICH
Participation Meter
Veteran
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 3096
Location: United States
#3
Posted: 1/1/2013 5:27:04 AM
Stanford  can play with anyone  tough hard hitting team  nice win vs Oregon i  gave them a good chance to win that  game SU and they did 

i agree with you they play close games hate to go against them but taking the points here i think  this is the right way to go 

, This Alvarez thing is interesting , they payed him a lot of money to coach this game , i'm sure he'll do better than Les Miles lol


good luck


quote
HotGarbage send a private message View Space | Friends | Playbook |
HotGarbage
Participation Meter
Rookie
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 504
Location:
#4
Posted: 1/1/2013 10:42:35 AM
Thanks guys. Good luck to you and have a great day.
quote
docterd597 send a private message View Space | Friends | Playbook |
docterd597
Participation Meter
All-Star
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 13160
Location: Connecticut
#5
Posted: 1/1/2013 11:03:43 AM
Good luck
quote
ckchuck16 send a private message View Space | Friends | Playbook |
ckchuck16
Participation Meter
Veteran
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 1132
Location: Michigan
#6
Posted: 1/1/2013 11:29:59 AM
LIKE IT---But WISCONSIN wins outright !!!!  
quote
htrain34
RSI Wagerline RSI Rating
send a private message View Space | Blog | Friends | Playbook | My Sportsbook: Station |
htrain34
Participation Meter
Veteran
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 1571
Location: Nevada
#7
Posted: 1/1/2013 11:47:59 AM
I like Wisky today as well should be a very close game. I also took them in a ML parlay with KState $50 to win $520 GL
quote
estes1717
RSI Wagerline RSI Rating
send a private message View Space | Blog | Friends | Playbook | My Sportsbook: 5Dimes |
estes1717
Participation Meter
Hall of Fame
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 22486
Location: Alabama
#8
Posted: 1/1/2013 11:48:34 AM
quote
tinfoils
RSI Wagerline RSI Rating
send a private message View Space | Friends | Playbook |
tinfoils
Participation Meter
Legend
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 41628
Location:
#9
Posted: 1/1/2013 11:54:10 AM
Good luck HG!
quote
Forum Index : College Football : Messages
You have entered the forum as a GUEST. 
You must login/register to post or reply.