No Pachall - No Problem!
Earlier this week, I wrote an article predicting that TCU would upset the Baylor Bears this Saturday. I posted it as a free play, it was featured in Chalk Talk, I posted it all over Facebook, and I told everyone that would listen, to take the Horned Frogs on the moneyline +$245.
Of course the Horned Frogs were without starting quarterback Casey Pachall, who has now left the team to seek treatment for alcoholism. Freshman quarterback Trevone Boykin tossed three interceptions in his first career start the week prior, including getting picked off with his first pass of the game. Despite all that, I was convinced that the kid had all the tools to get it done this week against Baylor.
Here is what I had to say about it: "Boykin came in and threw an interception with his first pass of the ballgame. He completed 23 of 40 passes for 270 yards, one touchdown and three picks. It wasn't pretty, however at times the young quarterback showed flashes of brilliance. Despite turning the ball over five times, TCU still managed to gain 455 yards of offense, more than any offense against the Cyclones all season."
The Horned Frogs, led by Boykin, dominated the Bears on Saturday, winning by a score of 49-21. Boykin threw for 261 yards and four touchdowns, and he added 56 more yards, and another touchdown on the ground.
Texas Christian is going to move up the rankings this week, and they remain among the best teams in the country. They have a tough game coming up next week at home versus Texas Tech, with the Raiders coming off an upset over West Virginia.
We will keep an eye on Trevone Boykin, but from what I have seen so far, I think the Horned Frogs are likely to be a better team with the freshman taking over for Pachall.
- San Francisco
- Teddy Covers
- October 4, 2015 - 4:25 PM
- Offered at:
- sportsinteraction @ 9.5 -110 San Francisco
Recommendation: Take San Francisco (#270)
Sometimes, the appropriate betting move in the NFL is to hold your nose and bet on the team that nobody wants; a squad offering legitimate pointspread value. That’s the case with the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
This is truly a dismal spot for the road favorite. Green Bay faced divisional rival Chicago in their opener, beating up the Bears. Then they faced a HUGE revenge game on Sunday Night against the Seahawks; a ‘Big Ticket’ winner for myself and my clients with another ATS cover. And then the Packers enjoyed a third straight win and cover in a third straight big game, knocking off KC on Monday Night Football. At 3-0 SU, 3-0 ATS, the Packers now fly across the country to take on a 49ers team that just got annihilated in back-2-back road tilts, losing by a combined score of 90-25. Think Green Bay brings their ‘A’ game here? I don’t!
The 49ers have played one previous home game this season. They covered the spread by three touchdowns in that contest, a dominating win over a Vikings squad that hasn’t lost since. The Niners have been trailing by margin early in each of their last two losses, unable to get Carlos Hyde going as the focal point of the offense. But Green Bay can’t stop the run, ranked dead last in the NFL, allowing a full 5.0 yards per carry. That’s a bad omen for any team facing a desperate foe in this pointspread range! Look for San Fran to keep Aaron Rodgers off the field for extended stretches, grinding out yards and first downs on the ground.
Its surely worth noting that the 49ers said all the right things after last week’s debacle at Arizona. Colin Kaepernick’s quote following his four interception performance took full responsibility: “I nullified all the efforts of every player on the field today." Kaepernick has a stellar track record against Dom Capers defense, averaging more than 100 yards rushing in the last three meetings; games in which San Fran averaged 33 points per game. If we see anything close to that level of offensive production on Sunday and we can expect a competitive game from start to finish. Take the 49ers.
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