College Football Point Spread Picks, and Odds: 2015 Louisville Cardinals Football Preview.

Written and authored by NCAA Football Expert Analyst AL Presto. Charliessports.com produces it for NCAA Football news and notes.

Louisville Head Coach Bobby Petrino enters his second season, in his second tenure at the “U of L”. The Cardinals return nine players from the 2014 squad that went 9-4 overall, 5-3in ACC action. Louisville plays in the Atlantic Division of the ACC. Louisville lost to Georgia 37-14 in the 2014 Belk Bowl. Petrino will have to do one of his best coaching jobs this season. Petrino is starting to recruit players who suit his style of play. The Louisville Cardinals plays home games at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky.

Five starters return to the Louisville offense. Sophomore quarterback Reggie Bonnafon saw extensive action as a true freshman in 2014 and is set to be the starter this season. Also in the mix is last season’s leading passer Will Gardner (1,669) passing yards, who is returning from a knee injury. Junior running back Bradon Radcliff (737) yards in 2014 will be featured in the backfield. Offensive coordinator Garrick McGee has to find a core of receivers to replace NFL first-round draft pick, Devante Parker. The group lost a lot of talent from last season. The problem is going to be on the offensive line, where only one starter returns. The Louisville coaching staff has to find ways to protect whoever is under center. The lack of talent and depth on the O-line will be crucial. The Louisville Cardinals went 7-6 on Football Expert Predictions last season, going over the betting odds total five times, staying under the betting odds total seven times with a push.
*The Louisville offense put up 394.7 yards per game last season, 73rd nationally.
*Loiusville went 2-5 Against The Number at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium last season.
*The Cardinals were 5-1 ATS on the road.
*The betting odds total was 3-3-1 at home in 2014.
*Louisville went over the betting odds total twice away from “DERBY CITY” last season.
*The Louisville Cardinals stayed under the betting odds total four times on the road.
*The Louisville passing attack ranked 47th in the country last season, with 252.0 yards per contest.
*The Cardinals scored 31.2 ppg, 53rd in the FBS.
*The Cardinals running game was 95th in the NCAA Football landscape, averaging 142.7 yards per contest on the ground.

Defensive End Sheldon Rankins is the best player on the Cardinals defense and he can rush the passer. Former TCU standout Devonte Fields and James Burgess are very active linebackers. Defensive Coordinator Todd Grantham will use various packages this season using his athletes to make plays. There is talent in the young secondary, but expect them to get tested often. The Louisville defense lost a fourth-round NFL draft pick and many other parts. The key to success this season is for the defense to create turnovers.
*The Louisville defense gave up an average of 308.6 yards per game, 6th in the land.
*The Cardinals pass defense was 27th in the FBS, allowing the opposition 199.6 yards per contest throwing the football.
*Louisville gave up 21.8 ppg, 25th in College Football.
*The Louisville rush defense was 10th in the NCAA Football, giving up 109.0 yards per game on the ground.
*Louisville will begin the 2015 season in a non-conference game vs. The Auburn Tigers in Atlanta. The “CARDS” end the 2015 regular season at SEC and in-state rival Kentucky.
*Louisvile host Clemson in a crucial early ACC matchup in Week 2 of the season.
Bovada lists the Louisville Cardinals at over/under seven and a half wins in 2015.

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2015 NFL Betting Predictions, and Odds: “GO HAWKS” is the cry in the Great Northwest as two-time NFC Champs ink Wilson.

Written and authored by National Football League Expert Analyst Greg Nelson. Charliessports.com produces it for NFL news and notes.

It has been six months since Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russel Wilson threw one of the worst passes in his life. The results of the infamous pass interception by New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler was disastrous. Super Bowl XLIX final score New England Patriots 28 Seattle Seahawks 24. The fourth years pro from the University of Wisconsin has all offseason to think about the errant pass. On July 31, 2015, the Seattle organization just signed the Richmond, Virginia native to a 4-year $87.6 million contract extension.

It just goes to show what a positive mindset can do for anyone in any situation. Most people would have experienced self-doubt with nearly half of the people in the World watching the game. The attitude comes as no surprise to those who know how mentally tough Russell is, especially when overcoming adversity. Wilson didn’t make a big deal about getting paid, he showed up to camp prepared to go to work. That is what confident professionals do. The Seahawks organization is full of disgruntled players wanting contract extensions. Safety Kam Chancellor is holding out and starting linebacker Bobby Wagner is anxious about a new deal. Players in Seattle must think about their futures and Seahawks owner Paul Allen seems to be one of the most loyal owners in the game. Allen also owns the Portland Trailblazers of the National Basketball Association. The reason this is mentioned, is there are plenty of opportunities for this group of Seahawks players to flourish off of the field. Let’s face it Chancellor will probably be in the league another four seasons at best. The hard-hitting defensive back out of Virginia Tech is entering his fifth season. How much can the body take?.

Oh yea! back to the Seahawks super bowl loss. Players were visibly shaken about why Marshawn Lynch didn’t get the football at the one-yard line. This Sports Handicapper understands why. Lynch made super bowl week all bout him, declining interviews and keeping quiet around the press. Well, guess what! The reporters have a job to do also. It is part of the festivities, but when you isolate yourself and put you above the greater of the organization is will come back on a person. Does anyone in their right mind believe Seattle head coach Pete Carroll and owner Paul Allen wanted to let Lynch be the hero after his antics, I don’t think so? They will take their chances with a calm, cool and collective Russell Wilson over Lynch any day of the week. I’m not saying Marshawn is a bad guy; he does a lot for various communities. Paul Allen loves to win, but he likes doing it with a little class at least! The play should have gotten the attention of every athlete in the league, change your behavior patterns. I am also not saying you have to be a saint, just act like you belong on the big stage.

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Football Expert Picks, and Odds: 2015 Duke Blue Devils Football Preview.

Written and authored by NCAA Football Expert Analyst Greg Nelson. Charliessports.com produces it for NCAA Football news and notes.

Head Coach David Cutcliffe has the Duke University Football program headed in the right direction. The Football team is not quite where the “HOOPS” team is, but they are thriving under Peyton Manning’s throwing coach. Cutcliffe enters his eighth season with a 40-48 record. Duke went 9-4 overall in 2014, 5-3 in ACC action. Duke is in the Coastal Division of the Conference. The Blue Devils have been in the postseason the past three years. Duke lost to a good Arizona State team 38-31 in the 2014 Sun Bowl. With eleven starters back for last year’s team, the Blue Devils will be competitive again in 2015. The Duke Blue Devils plays home games at the 34,000 seat Wallace Wade Stadium on campus in Durham, North Carolina.

Gone from the Duke offense are quarterback Anthony Boone, wideout Jamison Crowder, and first round draft picks Laken Thomlinson from the offensive line. There are however five starters returning from last season’s team on the offensive side of the football. Redshirt junior quarterback Thomas Sirk is ready to step in and run the offense. Offensive Coordinator Scottie Montgomery and Cutcliffe will work on his mechanics in the passing game. Wide Receiver Johnell Barnes and Chris Taylor will get plenty of work before the season starts. Tight end Braxton Deaver is one of the best in the ACC and will be the main target in the passing game. Senior running back Shaquille Powell (618) rushing yards last season will be featured in the backfield. There are other talented runners for Duke to turn too on offense. Three starters return on the offensive line, and they will get plenty of work pass blocking in fall camp. The Duke Blue Devils will again be a fun team to watch in 2015. The Duke Blue Devils went 9-4 ATS on Sports Handicappers Football Predicitions last season, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total eight times.
*The Duke Blue Devils offense ranked 69th in the FBS last season, averaging 398.3 yards per contest.
*Duke went 5-2-1 Against The Spread at home in 2014.
*The Blue Devils were 3-2 Against The Number on the road.
*The betting odds total was 3-4 in Durham.
*Duke went over the betting odds total once on the road.
*The Blue Devils stayed under the betting odds total four times away fro Durham.
*The Duke passing attack was 79th in the land, putting up 216.5 yards per game throwing the football.
*The Blue Devils scored 32.4 ppg, 43rd in NCAA Football.
*The Duke ground game was 49th nationally, with 181.8 rushing yards per contest.

Defensive Coordinator Jim Knowles has six returning starters from last year’s defense in the mix again in 2015. Safety Jeremy Cash leads a secondary that is among the best in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Linebacker Kelby Brown is no longer available after suffering a career-ending knee injury. Brown is a former first-team All-Conference performer who suffered an ACL tear in 2014. Freshman Defensive Marquies Price will see immediate action this season. There are problems on the defensive line, three of four starters must be replaced. Knowles will find big bodies to plug in the trenches. The Blue Devils defense has showed improvement over the past few seasons, and it will take another step in 2015.
*The Blue Devils defense ranked 69th in the land, allowing opponents 399.7 yards per game.
*The Duke pass defense was 34th nationally, giving up 206.8 yards per contest through the air.
*Duke gave up an average of 21.8 ppg, 24th in the FBS.
*The Duke runs defense ranked 92nd in College Football, allowing 192.9 yards per game on the ground.
*Duke opens the 2015 College Football season at Tulane in non-conference action on September 3rd.
*The Blue Devils get ACC foes Miami, Pitt and Georgia Tech at home in 2015.
Bovada lists the Duke Blue Devils at over/under seven wins in 2015.

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Free Winning Baseball Expert Betting Picks, and Odds For Tonight: San Diego Padres at Miami Marlins.

Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Bobby Wallace. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Friday, July 31st, 2015. At 7:10 PM EST.

The (48-53) San Diego Padres of the National League West Division will make the trip from the Big Apple to “SOUTH BEACH”. For game one of a three-day set. San Diego will take on the (42-61) Miami Marlins of the NL East in 2015 MLB action. The teams will play at Marlins Park in downtown Miami, Florida. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the San Diego Padres have to play near perfect baseball the next few month to stay in contention for a 2015 playoff spot. Miami will start to unload their high salaries the way they always have. Baseball fans in South Florida are spoiled, but reality will soon set in for the faithful. The opening betting line has Miami as a -120 Home Favorite Against The Spread. The betting odds total is seven and a half runs for Friday’s game.

The 2015 San Diego Padres are playing at the New York Mets on July 30th in a matinee. San Diego is fourth in the NL West, eight and a half games from the top position. The Padres are 24-28 on the road in 2015 and 9-8 vs. The NL East.
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* Left Fielder Justin Upton is the leader at the plate with 18 homers.Hfifty-six RBI’S and has a .327 on base percentage
*Right Fielder Matt Kemp leads the charge at the plate with a .275 batting average with one hundred hits.
*The San Diego offense has a .371 slugging percentage.
*Starting Pitcher James Shields leads the rotation with eight victories and has one hundred and forty-eight strikeouts.
*Chicago Cubs pitchers has given up one hundred and seven home runs this season.
*San Deigo will begin a homestand August 7th, hosting Philadelphia.
*Notable injury: Right Fielder Wil Myers is out until early August with a sore wrist.
*The betting odds under the total are 8-2-1 San Diego last baseball games on the road.
*The Padres are 3-7 their last ten away from San Diego.
*The San Diego Padres are 6-4 their last ten 2015 MLB Predictions overall, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total six times.
*The San Diego Padres will have the Right Handed Ian Kennedy. Who is (6-9) with a 4.58 earned run average on the pitcher mound for game one? The University of Southern California alumni threw six innings, giving up seven hits and a run his last start on July 25th, a 3-1 home win over Miami.

*Bovada.Lv lists the San Diego Padres at +3,300 to win the 2015 MLB National League Crown.

The 2015 Miami Marlins have lost five of their last six. Miami is in fourth-place in the Division, thirteen games out of first place. The Marlins are 25-26 at Marlins Park this season and 15-16 vs. The National League West.
*Second Baseman Dee Gordon leads the offense with a .334 batting average, a .355 on base percentage and has one hundred and twenty-four hits.
*Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria has a .273 batting average.
*Starting Pitcher Tom Koehler leads the rotation with eight wins and has a3.38 ERA.
*Relief Pitcher A.J. Ramos leads the staff with seventeen saved games.
*Notable injury: Right Fielder Giancarlo Stanton is out until the midde of August with a broken wrist.
*The Marlins begin a road trip on August 6th in Atlanta.
The betting odds under the total are 6-2 Miami last eight MLB contests on Friday’s.
Miami is 7-3 their last ten baseball games at home.
The Miami Marlins are 4-6 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total once, staying under the betting odds total eight times with a push.
*The Right, Handed David Phelps, who is (4-7) with a 3.68 ERA, will be on the hill. The 6’2″ 200 pound St. Louis, Missouri native pitched six innings, giving up six hits and two runs. His last outing on July 25th, a 3-1 road loss to San Diego.

*The Miami Marlins are +25,000 to win the 2015 MLB National League Pennant.

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Free 2015 NCAA Football ATS Picks, and Odds: 2015 Miami Hurricanes Football Preview.

Written and authored by NCAA Football Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for NCAA Football news and notes.

The grumblings have started again in talent-rich South Florida about Miami Hurricanes Football Coach Al Golden. Hurricane fans in the “SUNSHINE STATE” want to return to prominence in the College Football landscape. The Al Golden era could be coming to an end. Golden enters his fifth season in Coral Gables with a 28-22 record, which is unacceptable at the “U”. Miami went 6-7 overall in 2014, 3-5 in ACC play. Miami plays in the Coastal Division. Only nine starters return on both sides of the Football from last season team. The Hurricanes lost to South Carolina in the Independence Bowl. The Miami Hurricanes plays home games at the 65,000 seat Sun Life Stadium, also the home of the NFL Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Only four starters return to offensive coordinator James Coley offense this season. Sophomore quarterback Brad Kaaya (3,198) passing yards as a true freshman will run the offense. Coley should have no problem replacing two NFL draft picks at the skilled positions. Finding a talent like the number nine overall draft pick Ereck Flowers will be a challenge. The o-line lost two other starters to graduation. Miami always has talent at the skill positions and 2015 will be no different. Miami native Joe Yearby, who is a former backfield mate of Florida State Dalvin Cook, will get the majority of carries from the running back position. Mark Walton and Gus Edwards will spell Yearby. Wide Reciever James Coley is set to have a breakout season. The coaching staff must plug in talent along the offensive line. Golden and his staff has been accused of letting too much local high school talent get away from the program. The Miami Hurricanes went 5-8 on College Football Betting Picks last season, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total nine times.
*The Miami Hurricanes offense was 48th nationally, putting up 430.3 yards per game.
*The Hurricanes were 4-3 Against The Spread at Sun Life Stadium last season.
*Miami went 1-5 Against The Point Spread on the road.
*The betting odds total went 3-4 in Miami Gardens in 2014.
*The Hurricanes went over the betting odds total only once on the road.
*The “CANES” stayed under the betting odds total five times on the road.
*The Miami passing attack was 48th in the land, averaging 249.9 yards per contest through the air.
*Miami put 29.2 ppg on the scoreboard, 62nd in College Football.
*The UM running game ranked 15th in the land, averaging 180.4 yards per game on the ground.

Defensive Coordinator Mark D’Onofrio must replace a high NFL draft pick at linebacker. The Miami defense returns five starters. The majority of the talent is in the secondary. Senior cornerback Tray Howard is going to have a breakout season. Senior safeties Deon Bush and Dallas Crawford are also very good. The linebackers have talent and will get better as the season progresses. There are pass rushers on the defensive line with ends Al Quadin Muhammad, who is coming off of a suspension. They Miami defense also has two senior tackles who have experience. It will be hard for the Miami defense to replicate last season success, but there is talent.
*The University of Miami defense gave up 333.1 yards per contest in 2014, 16th in College Football.
*The Miami pass defense also ranked 16th in the FBS, allowing 191.4 yards per game through the air.
*Miami gave up 24.3 ppg to the opposition, 37th nationally.
*The Hurricanes rush defense gave up 141.7 yards per contest, 34th in the land.
*Miami hosts Nebraska in an out conference game on September 19th.
*The Hurricanes will also host ACC opponents Virginia Tech and Clemson in October.
Bovada lists the Miami Hurricanes at over/under five and a half wins in 2015.

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College Football Expert ATS Picks, and Odds: 2015 Virginia Cavaliers Football Preview.

Written and authored by NCAA Football Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for NCAA Football news and notes.

Head Coach Mike London enters his sixth season at “UVA” with a 23-38 record. Twelve starters from last season’s squad are returning. Virgina went 5-7 in 2014, 3-5 in Atlantic Coast Conference action. The Cavaliers play in the Coastal Division of the ACC. Virgina has not been in a bowl game since the 2011 season, and London must turn the corner in 2015. The Cavaliers have an awesome recruiting base, especially in the Norfolk-Hampton Roads area. Virginia Tech has been the elite program in the “MOTHER OF STATES”. The Virginia Cavaliers plays home games at the 61,500 seat Scott Stadium on campus in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Five starters return to the Virginia offense, which lacked explosiveness last season. Offensive Coordinator Steve Fairchild has a reason for optimism. London brought in former Wisconsin assistant Chris Beatty to work with the running backs. 2014 starting Quarterback Greyson Lambert (1,632) passing yards was demoted in favor of the mobile Matt Johns. Former North Carolina State speedster T.J. Thorpe adds speed to the wide receiver position. Running back Taquan Mizzell will be the featured in the rushing game. The Cavaliers are set on the offensive line. The Virginia Cavaliers went 7-4-1 on NCAA Football Betting Predictions last season, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total eight times.
*The “UVA” offense ranked 90th in offense last season, with 374.2 yards per contest.
*The Cavaliers were 5-1-1 Against The Number at Scott Stadium.
*Virginia went 2-3 Against The Spread on the road.
*The betting odds total went 2-5 at home in 2014.
*Virginia went over the betting odds twice on the road.
*The Cavaliers stayed under the betting odds total three times away from Charlottesville.
*The Virginia passing ranked 58th in the nation, averaging 236.4 yards per game through the air.
*Virginia scored an average of 25.8 ppg, 88th in the FBS.
*The Cavaliers ground game averaged 137.8 yards per contest running the football, 100th in the NCAA football landscape.

The Cavaliers defense must replace the entire group of linebackers from last season, including two NFL draft picks. The defensive line is the strength of the unit. Senior defensive end Mike Moore, along with run stopper David Dean will anchor the group. Tackles Donte Wilkins and Andrew Brown round out the D-line. The defensive backfield has two experienced players at the cornerback position. Sophomore safety Quin Blanding has star written all over him and will be the leader of the secondary. If defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta finds athletic linebackers in fall camp, the Virginia defense will be very good against the run and pass.
*The UVA defense was 29th in the FBS last season, giving up 353.2 yards per game.
*The Cavaliers pass defense allowed 232.5 yards per contest through the air, 74th in the NCAA football landscape.
*Virginia opponents put up an average of 24.2 ppg, 33rd nationally.
*The Cavaliers run defense gave up 120.7 yards per game on the ground, 18th in all of College Football.
*Virgina has a very tough non-conference schedule in 2015. The Cavaliers start the season at UCLA, host Notre Dame in the second game, and Boise State visits Charlottesville the last week of September.
*The Cavaliers end the season with ACC opponents Duke and Virginia Tech invading Scott Stadium.
Bovada lists the Virginia Cavaliers at over/under four and a half wins in 2015.

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Free NFL Expert Picks, and Odds: Colts Head Coach bringing in familiar faces from his day’s at the “U”.

Written and authored by National Football League Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for NFL news and notes.

The Indianapolis Colts have been in the playoffs the past few seasons. Indianapolis has one of the best young quarterbacks in the game. Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano is looking to take the franchise to the next level with the addition of some talented veterans. Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has given his full support the Pagano on the expedition. The 54-year old Colorado native has all the parts in place for the Colts to overtake New England in the AFC.

In 2012 Pagano took a leave of absence after being diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia. The team responded by making the playoffs. Pagano has a .688 winning percentage in his tenure in Indianapolis. The Colts are 3-3 in the playoffs. The 2015 Indianapolis Colts have added some additional offensive firepower to an already potent offense. Pagano has gone back to his roots by signing the former University of Miami stars, Andre Johnson, and Frank Gore. The Indianapolis Colts went 10-5-1 on NFL ATS Predictions last season, going over the betting odds total nine times and staying under the betting odds total seven times last season.
In addition to Johnson and Gore, the Colts drafted University of Miami Wide Receiver Phillip Dorsett in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft. The Indianapolis Colts are going to make a run at the 2015-16 Superbowl title with an unstoppable offense.

Colts wideout Reggie Wayne has been instrumental in helping Pagano in every phase of Football and life. It just goes to show that professional Football is not just a business. There is loyalty to known commodities that a survivor like Pagano is no afraid the explore. Johnson and Gore are very talented players who are near the end of their careers, and Pagano threw them a lifeline. The former Miami Hurricanes probably need every dollar they can get. Both players were studs coming out of high school in South Florida, and they will give the Colts 100% effort n return for the generosity. Look for the pair to play a huge part of the offense. Gore will be unstoppable this season and Johnson, along with Wayne will show the young wideouts how to prepare properly. Great move Chuck Pagano and Jim Irsay. The Colts are the team to beat in the American Football Conference.

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