They Must Be Ice Skating in Hades Because SMU is Laying Three Touchdowns. On the Road.

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​With the Big 12 seemingly back together since the Pac 12 didn't want 'em, SMU is back in play as a potential member in the wake of Texas A&M's expected departure.

But before the Mustangs play with the big boys, they need to beat the little ones.

They have a chance to do that Saturday. And oddsmakers think they will do just that, by a whopping 22 points.

Can't remember the last time SMU was favored by 22 over anyone. Much less on the road. Memphis must suck. Sure enough.

The Tigers beat Austin Peay, 27-6, last week for its first win after blowout losses to Mississippi State (by 45 points) and Arkansas State (44). After allowing an average of 628 yards to those foes, defensive coordinator Jay Hopson resigned. Even in a loss, Austin Peay ran up 368 yards on Memphis.

Since the Mustangs were embarrassed by A&M in the opener in College Station, June Jones' team has bounced back with impressive wins over UT-El Paso and Northwestern State. The Ponies have committed to J.J. McDermott at quarterback and their passing game should overwhelm the Tigers in the Liberty Bowl.

But by three touchdowns?

Yep.

Probably a good thing there is no line on Cowboys-Redskins because of Tony Romo's uncertain status. One week I gave their opponent too many points and last week I didn't give enough belief in their offense.

Memphis has one of the nation's worst defenses, a freshman quarterback and a coaching staff in disarray. As long as SMU doesn't get caught looking ahead to TCU next week and the Big 12 down the road, the Mustangs will pass this easy test.

I started with a mythical bankroll of $10,000, courtesy of bodog. First of all, because their site is easy to navigate. Second, because they're based in Costa Rica and have had minimal success tracking me down in the past.

I'll analyze games/wagers of local interest each weekend and make a wager every Thursday. With any luck, by Christmas it'll be iPads and iCandy for everyone.

STARTING BANKROLL: $10,000

CURRENT BANKROLL: $8,575

SEASON RECORD: 1-2

LAST WEEK: 0-1 (-$825)

THIS WEEK: SMU minus-22 over Memphis ($500)

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Sturms_Bloody_Rectum
Sturms_Bloody_Rectum

It was NW STATE, not Northwestern.Laying the road chalk - rarely. Laying road chalk with a team that hasn't done jack - F' no

Sporty Sport Sport
Sporty Sport Sport

Cowboys Skins no line at Bodog.Several Vegas books have Boys -6.5.I'd have go with the Skins , that's a lot of points with the injury uncertainties.

Can't bet against LSU defense -5.5 vs WVirginia.OKState v A&M, someone has to play some defense, I'd take the under at 70.Rice v Baylor, RGriffin has as many touchdowns as incompletions + interceptions: 8 touchdowns, 8 incompletions, 0 interceptions. Baylor -20.5 over Rice in Waco.

BTW, I suck at this wagering thing so bet against these picks and you might do well.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

hey holmes, the under on ok st is not smart.  They let Tulsa, Friggen TULSA put 33 on the board.  Both these offenses are potent and okie state is a quick strike team.  Could be 90 on the board

Sporty Sport Sport
Sporty Sport Sport

Duly noted. They also held Az to 14. Could be that when you are up 45-6 in the third quarter at 2 am in the morning  (against Tulsa) your D starts to relax a bit.

Looking back on the high scoring matchups between these two teams over the past three years, all one can say is, yeeesh.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Gagreed. Taking the over with it even being 80 would be a solid bet. 70 won't be an issue to blaze past.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

In amatuer mexican crop picking....In professional columbian cocoa been stomping

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

I'm putting all my fake money on the over of 2.5 passive-aggressive headlines written between now and next Thursday.

Still insulting people's intelligence trying to act like the Twitter melt-down was a bit?

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

In competitive co-ed lightweight chihuahua mud wrestling...

Im_Ed_Carter
Im_Ed_Carter

In professional, high stakes air hockey...

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Missed you yesterday Ed, keep bringing the heat sir.

Im_Ed_Carter
Im_Ed_Carter

Awww shoopy, I missed you too...

In 65 and over salsa making (extra hot subcategory)...

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

Seriously, Richie, SMU?  Why do you even give a fuck about this shit long enough to think about it, much less write about it?

In last week's Whitt's End, you say that you like the Jack Link's commercials.  Well, lemme give you an analogy.  You are the little goof ball who is eating the jerky and decides to screw with Sasquatch (us - your loyal readers).  Sasquatch takes the bait every time (just like we do), and then he gets pissed and bitch slaps the little bitch jerky eater.  Get the picture?

Carry on.

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

In today's midget online financial masturbation fantasy...

Rooster
Rooster

Dude.  You should have bet the whole roll they won't cover.  Has there ever been a more sure thing?

Real Rooster
Real Rooster

are you 12, you start sentances with "Dude" ?  wtf rotflmao, omg what a tool, how is your moms basement, did the wifi go down for a while, we missed you, I though you were in school but I guess you got suspended for dropping your pants in class

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

"Dude" is one of the greatest words in any language, dude.  Use of "dude" simply underscores ones dudeness.  Bashing the use of "dude" points out a total dudelessness that dudes simply cannot tolerate.  Seriously, dude, dude up and get with the program.  Dude.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

This post calls for some Ed Carter-isms..

and in infant demolition derby....

MoronDog
MoronDog

I was thinking the exact same thing.....and then I find you have beaten me to the punch.  Chapeau!

The Ticket Bookie
The Ticket Bookie

memphis does indeed suck.but smu shouldn't be spotting highland park 22.

gimme the tigers + 22.and while i'm talking about betting...gimme another memphis tiger this saturday night.thats right.you heard it hear 1st!north memphis' own Quinton "Rampage" Jackson KOs Bones Jones.

BET ON IT!

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Rampage is going to be calling up Vince McMahon after this fight...well, after his ears quit ringing from the beating that Bones is gonna put on him.

Rampage is a character more suited to wrassling than the UFC, Bones will remind him of that.

But I agree with your thoughts on SMU giving up 23 to anyone that's name doesn't end with Highschool.

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