2021-22 NFL Season: Super Bowl LVI gambling picks, prop bets and more!

Here are all the Super Bowl LVI gambling picks I jotted down this week. I’m sure lines have moved and the prop bets are all over the map so please consult your local bookie before the latest odds on any of these bets.

Colin Cowherd:
Rams over Bengals 28-23

Doug Kezirian:
Rams vs Bengals UNDER 9.5 1st Quarter (-120)
Matt Stafford over 5.5 rush yards (-110)
Matt Stafford over 4.5 rush yards (-135)
Joe Mixon first Bengals player to have reception (+350)
Cooper Kupp over 104.5 receiving yards (-120)
Passing/receiving yards leader exacta: Joe Burrow and Cooper Kupp (4-1)
Rams longest score of the game FG (-130)
Both teams to score 2+ TD YES (-250)
Burrow/Kupp/Akers to be Passing/Receicing/Rushing leaders (10-1)
Longest score of game FG (-145)

Joe Fortenbaugh:
Rams-4 vs Bengals
Rams vs Bengals over 48.5
Matt Stafford over 2.5 rush attempts (+100)
Rams more time of possession (-135)
Rams 1st TD Type: ANY OTHER TD (not a pass) (+160)
1st score of game: Rams TD (+150)
First touchdown scorer Kendall Blanton (16-1)
Matt Stafford longest completion over 39.5 yards (-115)
Tyler Boyd first Bengals player with reception (5-1)

Tyler Fulghum:
Rams-0.5 vs Bengals 1st quarter (+105)
Joe Burrow over 36.5 pass attempts (+105)
Joe Mixon under 16.5 rush attempts (+110)
Tyler Boyd over 40.5 receiving yards (+100)
Matt Gay first player to score (+375)
Passing/receiving yards leader exacta: Joe Burrow and Cooper Kupp (4-1)
Cam Akers over 16.5 rush attempts (-120)
Rams over 0.5 FG in first quarter (+185)
First Bengals TD scorer Tyler Boyd (7-1)
Van Jefferson longest reception over 18.5 yards (-115)

Anita Marks:
Bengals+4 vs Rams
Joe Burrow over 24.5 passing completions (+105)
Joe Mixon under 63.5 rush yards (-110)
Tee Higgins over 68.5 receiving yards (-115)
Defensive/Special teams TD YES (+230)
Passing/receiving yards leader exacta: Joe Burrow and Tee Higgins (10-1)
First TD scored to be TD Yes or NO: YES (-190)
Matt Stafford over 0.5 INT (-160)
Bengals more sacks than Rams (+310)
First touchdown scorer Cooper Kupp (+440)
Cam Akers under 63.5 rush yards (-135)
Perine over 10.5 receiving yards (-120)

Erin Kate Dolan:
Rams vs Bengals under 48.5
Joe Burrow under 11.5 rush yards (-120)
Will there be 3 unanswered scores? NO (+175)
Bengals 3Q ML (+140)
Evan McPherson over 1.5 FGM (-145)
Total sacks in game under 5.5 (-125)
OBJ to score touchdown (+117)
Octopus (12-1)
Parlay: Bengals+7.5, under 51.5 (+145)

Chris “The Bear” Fallica:
Tee Higgins any time TD (+120)
Leonard Floyd to record a sack YES (+130)

Stanford Steve Coughlin:
Cooper Kupp, Kendall Blanton, Samaje Perine to score TD (28-1)
Successful 2-point conversion: YES (+280)

Hammerin Hank Goldberg:
Bengals+4.5 vs Rams
Bengals over 22.5 TT
Beckham Jr. over 5.5 receptions
Beckham Jr. 1st TD (+7250)

Brady Quinn:
Joe Burrow MVP (+220)

Todd Fuhrman:
Rams ML-200
1st Half Under 23.5
Bengals 1st scoring play FG (+150

2021-22 Bowl Season: #BowlMania picks! Greg McElroy’s BIG BOARD! Sam Acho! Mike Golic! And more!

Here is the official 2021-22 Bowl Mania BIG BOARD from Greg McElroy along with some picks from his associates Sam Acho and Mike Golic Jr.

Greg McElroy:
43. Mississippi State over Texas Tech
42. Wisconsin over Arizona State
41. Oregon State over Utah State
40. Jackson State over South Carolina State
39. North Carolina over South Carolina
38. Alabama over Cincinatti
37. Fresno State over UTEP
36. Boise State over Central Michigan
35. Army over Missouri
34. Pitt over Michigan State
33. Toledo over MTSU
32. Tennessee over Purdue
31. Clemson over Iowa State
30. Louisiana over Marshall
29. North Texas over Miami (OH)
28. Washington State over Miami (FL)
27. San Diego State over UTSA
26. Auburn over Houston
25. Wyoming over Kent State
24. Florida over UCF
23. Ole Miss over Baylor (Greg is calling this game, he didn’t pick it)
22. Coastal Carolina over Northern Illinois
21. Georgia State over Ball State
20. Air Force over Louisville
19. East Carolina over Boston College
18. UCLA over NC State
17. Appalachian State over Western Kentucky
16. Eastern Michigan over Liberty
15. Western Michigan over Nevada
14. West Virginia over Minnesota
13. Utah over Ohio State
12. Kentucky over Iowa
11. Oklahoma over Oregon
10. Texas A&M over Wake Forest
9. Old Dominion over Tulsa
8. Notre Dame over Oklahoma State
7. Arkansas over Penn State
6. Virginia over SMU
5. LSU over Kansas State
4. Georgia over Michigan
3. Memphis over Hawaii
2. Virginia Tech over Maryland
1. UAB over BYU

Note: Whoever was running the graphics and teleprompter screwed up. Golic Jr. picked two 37s and two 15s. Acho picked two 17s. Hopefully it doesn’t ruin your day like it did mine.

Mike Golic Jr.:
40. Oklahoma over Oregon
37. Pitt over Michigan State
37. Alabama over Cincinatti
35. Tennessee over Purdue
30. Notre Dame over Oklahoma State
28. Ole Miss over Baylor
27. BYU over UAB
24. Georgia over Michigan
18. Ohio State over Utah
15. Houston over Auburn
15. UCLA over NC State
10. Clemson over Iowa State

Sam Acho:
43. BYU over UAB
40. Clemson over Iowa State
39. Notre Dame over Oklahoma State
27. Utah over Ohio State
22. Pitt over Michigan State
20. Oklahoma over Oregon
19. NC State over UCLA
17. Auburn over Houston
17. Baylor over Ole Miss
9. Tennessee over Purdue
5. Michigan over Georgia
2. Cincinatti over Alabama

2018-19 CFB Season: Mid-season grades!

Welcome back everyone.  We just completed week 9 of our 2018-19 college football season and that’s probably about halfway through the year.  I’m not really sure.  With a week 0, a single Army-Navy game in week 14, conference championship weekend, and bowl games, it is hard to tell.  So yeah, I’m calling it halfway.

Every year I like to stop down halfway through the season and post the season grades and standings.  The pressure is on down the home stretch to make big moves picking games since I assume all of these people read my blog.  Here’s the mid-season grades.  Enjoy.

Straight up records:

percent.correct n.correct n.wrong n.games.predicted
Charles.Arbuckle 100% 2 0 2
Brad.Edwards 100% 4 0 4
Mel.Kiper.Jr 100% 1 0 1
Matt.Leinart 85.71% 6 1 7
Tim.Cowlishaw 77.78% 14 4 18
Rece.Davis 76.92% 10 3 13
Les.Miles 75.76% 25 8 33
Brian.Jones 75% 9 3 12
Brett.McMurphy 75% 12 4 16
Chris.Doering 74.47% 35 12 47
Steve.Coughlin 73.91% 34 12 46
Joey.Galloway 73.08% 19 7 26
Andrea.Adelson 71.96% 77 30 107
Tim.Tebow 71.79% 28 11 39
Paul.Finebaum 71.62% 53 21 74
Chris.Fallica 70.59% 48 20 68
Lou.Holtz 70.59% 60 25 85
Marcus.Spears 70% 28 12 40
Phil.Steele 70% 77 33 110
Jennifer 68.28% 99 46 145
David.Pollack 67.65% 23 11 34
Heather.Dinich 66.67% 24 12 36
Dusty.Dvoracek 66.67% 20 10 30
Adam.Rittenberg 66.67% 8 4 12
Robert.Smith 66.67% 4 2 6
Scott.Van.Pelt 66.67% 2 1 3
Joel.Klatt 64% 16 9 25
Bruce.Feldman 63.37% 64 37 101
Celebrity.Guest 62.50% 75 45 120
Colin.Cowherd 62.50% 10 6 16
Trevor.Matich 62.50% 5 3 8
Lee.Corso 62.20% 79 48 127
Kirk.Herbstreit 61.48% 75 47 122
Dari.Nowkhah 61.11% 11 7 18
Jesse.Palmer 60.87% 14 9 23
Stewart.Mandel 60.61% 20 13 33
Mack.Brown 60% 3 2 5
Dave.Wannstedt 60% 3 2 5
Pat.Forde 59.52% 25 17 42
Desmond.Howard 59.42% 82 56 138
Mark.Schlabach 59.38% 19 13 32
Danny.Kanell 51.52% 17 16 33
Mark.May 51.16% 44 42 86
Gene.Chizik 50% 5 5 10
Chris.Low 50% 6 6 12
Ivan.Maisel 50% 18 18 36
Ryan.McGee 50% 18 18 36
Houston.Nutt 50% 4 4 8
Jonathan.Vilma 50% 1 1 2
Corso.Headgear 44.44% 4 5 9
Pete.Thamel 42.86% 3 4 7
Skip.Bayless 0% 0 1 1

ATS Records:

percent.correct.ats n.correct n.wrong n.tie
Steve.Coughlin.ATS.Grade 71.88% 34 13 1
Dusty.Dvoracek.ATS.Grade 65.22% 30 16 0
Phil.Steele.ATS.Grade 61.11% 71 45 1
Chris.Fallica.ATS.Grade 57.76% 33 24 1
Tim.Cowlishaw.ATS.Grade 57.58% 18 13 2
Stewart.Mandel.ATS.Grade 57.58% 19 14 0
Scott.Spreitzer.ATS.Grade 55.56% 15 12 0
Brett.McMurphy.ATS.Grade 53.70% 14 12 1
Pat.Forde.ATS.Grade 52.88% 27 24 1
Scott.Van.Pelt.ATS.Grade 52.03% 38 35 1
Jeff.Ma.ATS.Grade 50% 20 20 0
Rufus.Peabody.ATS.Grade 50% 20 20 0
Danny.Kanell.ATS.Grade 49.11% 27 28 1
Bruce.Feldman.ATS.Grade 44.50% 44 55 1
Dari.Nowkhah.ATS.Grade 40% 6 9 0
Colin.Cowherd.ATS.Grade 33.33% 1 2 0
Pete.Thamel.ATS.Grade 33.33% 4 8 0