Just like, the smoke cleared and week one of the NFL season was behind us. Here's look at how the Take The Over boys did!
L - Iowa vs Iowa State (-4.5). Iowa State got beat, I thought they'd come out with a little more juice in the game but they just couldn't get anything going and lost the game outright.
W - Pitt (-3.5) @ Tennessee. We were sweating it out in the first half as Tennessee looked like they were going to win the game but in the second half Pitt took control, won the game and covered!
T - Oregon @ Ohio State o/u 63. This Ohio State team just doesn't seem to have it this year. After a slow start against Minnesota, they laid an egg against an Oregon team who was without two of their best players. Like a bad relationship, I got my hopes up only to be let down.
W - Toledo (+17.5) vs Notre Dame. This Toledo team is no joke. They gave this Notre Dame team all they could handle on Saturday and I don't think they're done making noise yet. This was one of those bets that you didn't have to sweat it out till the end, we like those.
NFL Week One:
W - Dallas (+8.5) @ Tampa Bay. Hey, welcome back Dak Prescott. He looked very good in his first game back and they should've won the game if their kicker didn't smoke and upright and duck hook one like Drew off the first tee in a Saturday morning skins game. They proved that they are going to be real contenders in this division and can go toe-to-toe with anyone in the NFC.
W - CeeDee Lamb o 5.5 catches. Another great call by Drew on the podcast. CeeDee had some drops early, got it figured out and rolled the rest of the game with 7 catches and a TD.
L - Zeke Elliott o 13.5 carries. Mike McCarthy completely forgot that he had a running back this game. Asking Dak to throw it 60 times is not going to be a good recipe for success this season. I look for them to try and establish the run a bit more moving forward, control the clock and win some games.
W - Seattle (-2.5) @ Indianapolis. Russell Wilson, in September, is free money.
L - Atlanta (-3.5) vs Philadelphia. Jalen Hurts is looking to make a big leap in year two and this was a great start. Arthur Smith was extremely disappointing in his NFL head coaching debut.
W - Cincinnati (ML) vs Minnesota. It took all of overtime but the Bengals pulled off the upset! Also, Jamar Chase did a little better than I thought - I had him for 75 yards and a TD but he managed to get over 100 in the win. Great news for the Bengals if he can keep this pace up.
L - Tennessee (-3.5) vs Arizona. What is life. Arizona came out and looked great, the same cannot be said for the Titans. This was probably the biggest shock of the weekend.
W - San Fran 49ers o 27. Everybody was scoring in this game, I'm pretty sure 2 guys in section 103 and a security guard scored a TD during the game. Easy money as it went over in the first half!
W - LA Chargers (+1.5) @ Washington. Fitzmagic getting hurt early on, definitely helped the Chargers chances and they were able to pull it out. Another solid contest for Justin Herbert and Brandon Staley gets a win in his first game as a head coach.
W - Chicago vs LA Rams o 47. MATT STAFFORD. GEEEEEEEEEEEZ. Have yourself a day. Rams look like they're going to be stupid good this season.
L - Green Bay vs New Orleans o 50. I think this game would've gone over a million out of a million times if the Packers would've helped out AT ALL. Ugh. Tough one. Lots of questions are going to be coming out of Green Bay if they look like this in week 2.
Overall 9 - 5 - 1. Not our best week but anytime you're making money in sports betting, it's a good day. Looking forward to week 2!
Is this thing on? Do we have to test keyboards the same way we do microphones? This is strange. Am I making this blog using only speech-to-text? Maybe.
WELCOME to the first written content from your friends at Take The Over, the only podcast that records on Wednesdays and gives you free money. Only one of those is true, but I digress. This week’s blog is almost exclusively college football (aka: a college footblog) and is sure to make your Saturday *that* much more enjoyable. Without further ado, here’s the scoop:
Iowa Hawkeyes @ Iowa State Cyclones (-4)
Ever find yourself wondering what two cornfields would look like clashing on a football field? Well, wonder no more as this Saturday we can all witness the Battle of the Corn out in the Midwest. Actually, I’ve read that this game is sometimes affectionately referred to as “El Assico.” Neither of these offenses was great in Week 1, with Iowa beating Indiana thanks to two defensive scores (Indiana’s offense ain’t so hot, neither). Iowa’s QB managed to complete only 47% of his passes, which doesn’t sound so bad to me considering I earned a 39% on my 9th-grade geometry final, but in NCAA Division I Football terms, it’s not great. Iowa State has gained a reputation as a well-coached team under current Head Coach, and former University of Pittsburgh (H2P) defensive lineman, Matt Campbell who has held the reigns since 2016, and it’s about time we all give the Cyclones their due respect and stop acting shocked when they whoop ranked teams, especially at home. I’m taking Iowa State to win the Cy-Hawk Trophy, with the points.
Pitt (H2P) (-3.5) @ Tennessee
This game started at -2.5 and is now at -3.5 at the time of writing this blog, if that tells you anything (for the newbies: the lines can move for several reasons, but one of the more common reasons is the movement as a result of the money being wagered, so in this case, it appears Pitt has received the lion’s share of the wagering). 23-year-old Redshirt Senior Kenny Pickett has been legally drunk for two years now and you would expect him to have the faith of his teammates as he enters his last hurrah with the Panthers. *Knock on wood* Pitt actually covered in their first game of the season and I think can carry that offensive momentum into a friendly-hostile environment (Tennesseans are so polite and hospitable) and score enough touchdowns in the orange-and-white checkered end zones to cover the spread. I’m taking Pitt, with the points.
Oregon @ Ohio State, o/u 63
If you watched the first half of the Ohio State v. Minnesota game, I’d like to apologize on behalf of every Ohio State Football Booster. That wasn’t a great effort. Maybe some nerves, maybe a lack of focus, who knows? CJ Stroud looked like a rookie to the big stage in the game, but then the receiving corps realized they were much faster than the defense and started calling “Four Verticals” every play for big chunks of yards. It seemed both teams made halftime adjustments and points were being scored in bunches. The Buckeyes’ Offense seems to have the ability to adapt their game to the more-recent “speed” philosophy where they want points and they want them now, and that could turn into a shootout with my beloved Oregon Ducks. Well, I hope it turns into a shootout at least. Since the Ducks will be kicking off at 9:00am Pacific, I can envision a scenario where Ohio State scores 50+ and the Ducks end up with 13 BUT, but….but….we’ll cross that bridge when we get there. TAKE THE OVER in this one.
NC State @ Mississippi State, o/u 51
I had a chance to become intimate with spectating the Mississippi State Football Program about a decade ago during the Dan Mullen Era, and even said under my breath one time that I thought college-Dak would be a nice replacement for Big Ben in Pittsburgh (shoutout to me for having an eye for talent). But I did learn that there’re two things that are consistent: 1) the Bulldogs can score a lot of points, and 2) the Bulldogs can give up a lot of points. They are very good at both. Just like how they gave up 34 points to Louisiana Tech last week, meanwhile NC State hung 45 on USF. If we can score one point for each cowbell rung is Stark Vegas this weekend, we’ll be just fine. TAKE THE OVER in this ACC/SEC clash.
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