The Breeders’ Cup 2018 Weekend is about to begin, and what a way to kick off the festivities at the end of the main portion of the racing calendar. On Friday, the Breeders’ Cup debuts the new Juvenile Turf Sprint, the start up to the rebranded Friday card – Future Stars Friday. Five championship races for two year-olds will be on tap as we begin the World Championships of Thoroughbred Horse Racing. Joining me to cover the Friday card is John Piassek (@theyreoff), the co-founder and handicapper for The Daily Gallop and the managing editor and handicapper for DanonymousRacing.com.
Week 9 is headlined by the Florida-Georgia/Georgia-Florida rivalry in Jacksonville, a top matchup in Palo Alto between Washington State and Stanford, a tough Iowa team making the trip to Happy Valley, and Texas going under the lights against Oklahoma State trying to get another statement win in the Big 12. But outside of those big games, there are plenty of matchups to look at and games to bet. Here are my five upsets of the week:
Heading into Week 8, we just escaped a week of chaos where ranked teams constantly went down. What will this week hold? Here are my 5 upsets to watch (with the spread):
We had a tough week last week, but time to get back at it! Due to time constraints, I will just be posting my upsets without as much explanation as per usual. With that, here are my 5 upsets to watch:
The Mountaineers have been hot this year! No… not those Mountaineers from the Big 12, the Mountaineers of the Sun Belt. Calling Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, North Carolina their home, the Mountaineers of Appalachian State have been on a roll this season, allowing just 32 points in their last four games, and not allowing a single point in the second half to teams since their OT loss at Penn State week one – no other team can say that. And we haven’t even talked a bit about any of their players.
Moving on to Week 6 offers us a lot of value with games, even with some big games like the Red River Showdown and Notre Dame heading to Blacksburg to take on Virginia Tech. Here are my 5 underdog points plays you should keep your eye on:
It is amazing that we are already a month into the College Football Season. We have seen thrilling last second victories, comebacks, collapses, and upsets abound. Already we have seen great games in the forms of LSU-Auburn, Stanford-Oregon, and Ohio State-Penn State, with many more not named and so many more to come. But, with all of the polls that come out each week, the movement in each is nearly meaningless. The only thing that matters is what the College Football Playoff Committee decides in just four weeks. A lot can happen in these next few weeks, from the top teams going down to surprising upstart teams rolling in. Let’s see how these next four weeks could play out.
With all of the country’s focus on the two top ten matchups that we have under the lights this weekend with Penn State – Ohio State and Notre Dame – Stanford, we cannot forget about what is a very juicy undercard as we head into conference play.
Each week I will post my 5 underdog points plays that you should keep your eye on.
White. Nothing like it. Pure, clean, loud, busy, random, raucous, 31-10, 4OT, super reliable from inside 40. Moments that can only be described by two words: White Out.
This Saturday, one team steps into a house where every thought is blocked out by white noise. Where ever fan is clad in one color, a sea – no an ocean – of white. A place where the team from Columbus was the first victim to go down under the lights of white at Beaver Stadium in 2005. A place where they were rocked from No. 2 just two years ago.