2017 College Football Football Expert Predictions, and Odds: Oregon Ducks Forecast.

Written and authored by Football Expert Analyst Bobby Wallace. Charliessports.com produces it for Football Betting news and notes.

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The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Oregon Ducks are in unfamiliar territory.

After becoming one of the most outstanding College Football programs in the nation, the Ducks went 4-8 last season. The program decided to part ways with Mark Helfrich.

Enter Willie Taggart from the University of South Florida. The Bradenton, Florida native brings plenty to young talent from the “SUNSHINE STATE” with him to Eugene, Oregon.

Seven skilled players who played last season as high schoolers will make an impact at the University.

Taggart did a great job at Western Kentucky before taking the job at USF, and now he has a chance to prove his worth in a power five conference.

Oregon opens the season with Southern Utah and Nebraska at home; then it’s on to Wyoming completing the non-conference schedule.

The Ducks must play North Division favorites Washington and Stanford on the road. Oregon avoids USC this season but must travel to UCLA.

Taggart is an offensive innovator, and it won’t take long before the program gets back on track.

 

2017 Co offensive coordinators Mario Cristobal and Marcus Arroyo will have plenty of talent to work with in their initial season.

The Ducks had little problem gaining yards and scoring points last season, they put up (491.7) yards per contest last season, eleventh in the FBS. Running Backs Royce Freeman and Tony Brooks-James are in inside out tandem.

Freeman opted to stay in school instead of declaring for the riches of the NFL. The California native led the team with 945 yards rushing last season.

Sophomore signal caller Justin Herbert did an adequate job in 2016, but he doesn’t exactly fit the new system. However, Taggart is giving him a fair shot at the starting job.

Floridian Charles Nelson is a two-way player and will be the primary target in the passing game, but some highly skill first-year students will contribute.

Three Sophomore linemen return to help Freeman in the running game, and all of them can also protect the passer in the pocket.

The key to success for the Oregon offense is to avoid turnovers, like last season they will score points at will.

The Oregon Ducks defense ranked near the bottom of the FBS in nearly every category.

When you lose players such Kiko Alonso, DeForest Buckner and Arik Armstead in four years without replacing them, it’s going to get rough.

Former South Florida head coach and Colorado defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt take over as defensive coordinator.

Both have South Florida ties, and it’s great to see the pair team up to put Oregon back on the map. Leavitt should get credit for putting the University of South Florida football on the map.

The secondary is the strength of the unit with five players with game experience, not including Charles Nelson who is perhaps the most talented two way player in College Football.

Linebacker and leading tackler Troy Dye will be a future NFL player.

Defensive End Henry Mondeaux is a run stopper with pass rushing skills.

Oregon must get off of the field on third down and Leavitt is the guy who can turn the unit into one of the best in the PAC-Twelve.

Bovada.Lv lists the Oregon Ducks at +1,600 to win the 2017 PAC-Twelve Championship.

 

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Free 2017 College Football Expert Picks, and Odds: Houston Cougars Preview.

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

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The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Houston Cougars could take a few steps back in the upcoming season due to the loss of Tom Herman.

However, the Athletic department did the best they could in replacing the new Texas Longhorns head coach with another offensive mind.

Major Applewhite is the new head coach of the Houston Cougars football team and has strong ties in the talent rich Lone Star State.

Houston looks to get back to dominance in the American Athletic Conference West division. Houston began the 2016 season with a 5-0 start including a season opening win over Oklahoma.

However it went south after a road loss against Navy, the Cougars went on the lose their remaining road games, including a bowl defeat in Las Vegas against San Diego State.

Houston begins the 2017 season with two consecutive road games at Texas San Antonio and Arizona.

The Cougars get AAC opponents SMU, Memphis, and Navy at home this season.

 

The 2017 Houston Cougars offense led by former Texas A&M signal caller Kyle Allen who replaces dual threat Greg Ward Jr.

Houston put up an average of (296.3) yards of offense per game through the air last season, and the number should improve with Allen under center.

Running Back Duke Catalon (528) rushing yards in 2016 returns and he also caught forty-four passes out of the backfield.

Wideouts Linell Bonner (1,118) receiving yards last year and Steven Dunbar return and both are excellent route runners.

First Year offensive coordinator Brian Johnson has weapons at his disposal; the only question is how long will it take for the players to learn a new system.

Junior center Will Noble and sophomore tackle Braylon Jones are two promising young players on the offensive line which did a mediocre job last season; Ward was constantly in trouble in the passing game.

All five starters return, and they should be much better with a year of experience.

The coaching staff must create a way to attract talent from the Houston area, which, is loaded with high school stars.

 

The Houston Cougars defense led by first-year co defensive coordinators Mark D’Onofrio and Clay Jennings.

Mark D’Onofrio, a former Al Golden disciple at Temple and Miami must prove himself again.

Sophomore All American Defensive Tackle Ed Oliver who is a Houston area breed stand out. Oliver has a combination of size, strength and, quickness at 300 pounds.

Houston ranked fourth in the FBS, allowing opponents just (100.2) yards per contest on the ground last season.

All American Athletic Conference linebacker Matthew Adams will scrape and make plays from sideline to sideline; he also has useful cover skills.

Safety Garrett Davis leads the secondary and is coming off of an All Conference performance in 2016.

However, two talented cornerbacks must be replaced, and the coaching staff believes they have the next William Jackson 111 on the roster.

The key to success for the Houston defense this season is how well they defend against high powered offenses of AAC opponents. Penetration from the defensive line will be huge.

Bovada.Lv lists the Houston Cougars at +600 to win the 2017 American Athletic Conference Championship.

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Free 2017 NCAA Football Betting Predictions, and Odds: Texas Tech Red Raiders Preview.

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

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The Best Sports Handicapper believes Texas Tech will still have one of the most prolific offenses in the Big-Twelve, despite losing Pat Mahomes to the NFL.

Kliff Kingsbury enters his fifth season as the head coach at his alma mater and expectation are high.

Texas Tech began the 2016 season with a 3-1 record and score over fifty points in all four games. However, they dropped six of eight to end the campaign and missed out on a bowl appearance for the second time in three years.

Kingsbury is an offensive genius but is devoting more of his time to a defense that could not stop anybody.

Texas Tech opens up 2017 with home games against Eastern Washington and Arizona State. A Road date vs. The Houston Cougars follows in out of Conference action.

Texas Tech has Big Twelve home dates with Oklahoma State, TCU, Iowa State and Kansas State. The Red Raiders travel to Oklahoma and Texas in the 2017 season.

 

Top Ten 2017 NFL draft choice Patrick Mahomes will be replaced by senior Nic Shimonek.

Former Red Raider wideout and current offensive coordinator Eric Morris has an offensive mind and expects big things from Shimonek.

The 2016 Texas Tech offense put up an average of (566.6) yards per game, 1st in the FBS and the 463.0 yards through the air also led the nation.

Texas Tech scored nearly 44-points per contest, and it was not enough to finish with a winning record. Despite the transfer of leading receiver Jonathan Giles, playmakers Dylan Cantrell, Cameron Batson and Keke Coutee are explosive.

Running Back Deandre Washington is efficient as a runner and as a receiver out of the backfield.

Three starting linemen return, led by two sophomore tackles who are good run blockers and can protect the quarterback in drop back situations.

The key to success for the Red Raiders offense is to be able to stay on the field, giving the defense plenty of time to rest.

 

The defense has been the Achilles heel at Texas Tech in the Kingsbury era. David Gibbs enters his third season as the coordinator but will get help from the head coach this season.

They need to get better at every level, in 2016 they allowed opponents (554.3) yards of offense per game, 128 nationally. The 43.5 points per contest also ranked 128th in the FBS.

Their best performance last season was holding TCU to twenty-four points in a double overtime victory.

However, there is some talent with young players from last season having a year of experience. Also, transfers are in the mix at various positions.

Joseph Wallace, Broderick Washington and, Kolin Hill will anchor the defensive line.

As expected the secondary has plenty of game changers, the entire state of Texas is full of speed, and Texas Tech has their share of talent at cornerback and safety.

The key to success for the Red Raiders defense is to force turnovers and get off of the field on third down.

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The Best 2017 NBA Playoff ATS Picks and, Odds: Cleveland Cavaliers at Indiana Pacers.

Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Bobby Wallace. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes.

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The (53-31) and second seed Cleveland Cavaliers of the Eastern Conference Central Division will travel to “CIRCLE CITY” for game three of their first round playoff matchup.

Cleveland play’s the (42-42) and Number Seven Seed Indiana Pacers also of the Eastern Conference Central. Tip off is 7:00 PM EST on the TNT Television Network.

The game is on Thursday. April 20, 2017. The teams will play at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in beautiful Indianapolis, Indiana.

The best Sports Handicapper believes the Cleveland Cavaliers must find a way to close out playoff contests.

It seems as though the reigning NBA Champions are coasting through the postseason, it could cost them down the road.

The Indiana Pacers have the talent to take the series to seven games. Game 3 is basically do or die for the Pacers.

The Opening Betting Line has the Indiana Pacers as a Two-Point Home Underdog Against The Point Spread.

The Betting Odds Total is 212 And A Half Points for Thursday’s Eastern Conference First Round Playoff Game Three contest.

 

2017 Cleveland Cavaliers lethargic play in the second half of the NBA regular season is rearing it’s ugly head.

Cleveland has a 2-0 lead in the best of seven series, but it hasn’t been easy. ¬†Cleveland has beaten Indiana five straight times, however the Pacers have covered the last three Against The Spread.

Cleveland led game two of the series by eighteen points going into the fourth quarter and barely held on to get the win. Superstar LeBron James is still the best player on the planet.

The Cavaliers added sharpshooter Kyle Korver and point guard Deron Williams to the roster last in the season, the duo is coming up big in the postseason. Cleveland still depends on James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love for the majority of their offense.

Head Coach Tyronn Lue must warn his team about coasting this time of the year. The key to a Cleveland victory in game three is to play hard the entire contest.

Bovada.Lv lists the Cleveland Cavaliers at +360 to repeat as NBA Champions.

 

The Indiana Pacers lost game one of the series by a point, Forward C.J. Miles missed the game winning shot.

Indiana should feel confident going into the third game of the series and fans will be ready in “NAPTOWN”.

Starting point Guard Jeff Teague is more than capable of holding his won vs. Kyrie irving. The former Atlanta Hawks star scored twenty three points in game two.

Forward Paul George led the Pacers in scoring in defeat with thirty-two points. Indiana is doing a good job rebounding the basketball at both ends of the floor.

Head Coach Nate McMillan must find ways to isolate George for easy buckets.

Lance Stephenson also showed he has the moxy to score east baskets by driving the basketball.

All in all the Indiana Pacers have to feel good about the rest of the series, they had a chance to steal a game in Cleveland.

Their best case scenario is winning game three and four, putting the pressure on Cleveland.

The key to a Pacers victory Thursday is to play inspired ball in front of the home crowd.

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March Madness Sweet 16 Picks and, Odds For Thursday. March 23, 2017: Michigan Wolverines vs. Oregon Ducks.

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

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The (26-11) and Number Seven-Seed Michigan Wolverines of the Big-Ten Conference will be in the “SHOW ME STATE” for their Sweet Sixteen Midwest Region matchup. Michigan takes on the (31-5) and third seed Oregon Ducks of the PAC Twelve in 2017 March Madness Sweet 16 action.

Tip-off is 7:05 PM EST on the CBS Television Network. The game is on Thursday. March 23, 2017. The teams will play at the Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

The best Sports Handicapper believes the Michigan Wolverines are wearing the “CINDERELLA SLIPPERS” in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. Michigan has the momentum, and they believe they can get to Phoenix. Oregon lost its inside presence, but players are coming to the forefront. Oregon has more talent on their roster but must expose weaknesses in player matchups.

The Opening Betting Line has Michigan as a One-Point Favorite Against The Point Spread on a neutral court. The Betting Odds Total is 146 And A Half Points for Thursday’s contest.

The 2017 Michigan Wolverines seniors are playing the best basketball of their careers since being in Ann Arbor. Michigan stormed through the Big Ten Conference Tournament.

The team is also playing near flawless basketball in the March Madness Tournament. The Wolverines have taken care of Oklahoma State and Louisville as underdogs in both contests.

Our mistake the Wolverines started out as a “DOG” to Oklahoma State but ended up being the favorite.

Detroit native Derrick Walton Jr. Is taken his game to another level and is maturing in the process. Indiana product Zak Irvin is also coming up big in the postseason.

Head Coach John Beilein is having flashbacks of this 2013 team which reached the final game before bowing to Louisville in the National title contest.

The key to a Wolverines victory Thursday is to play without a worry in the world. The attitude has gotten the team to this points and expectations are great.

Bovada.Lv, list the Michigan Wolverines at +1,600 to win the 2017 NCAA Basketball Tournament.
The Oregon Ducks lost to Arizona in the Pac-Twelve Conference Tournament. However, it did not matter as the Ducks secured a three seed.

The loss of forwarding Chris Boucher has not reared it’s ugly head so far. As a matter of fact, the Ducks are getting back to doing what they do best, and that is pushing the basketball up the court at a fast pace.

Dillon Brooks and Tyler Dorsey are showing why they are next level basketball players with range on their jump shots as well as ball handling skills.

Head Coach Dana Altman understands the intangibles of the March Madness.

The Ducks are more talented than Michigan but can they play as loose as the Wolverines on Thursday.

Oregon was one game from going to the Final Four just a year ago and lost badly to Oklahoma.

The coaching staff must emphasize the lack of importance of their matchup vs. Michigan. Instead, the staff should let players know the larger picture of living life at the moment and having fun.

Bovada.Lv, list the Oregon Ducks at +1,800 to win the 2017 NCAA Basketball March Madness Title.

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Free 2017 College Basketball Picks and, Odds: Indiana Hoosiers at Purdue Boilermakers.

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

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The (16-13) Indiana Hoosiers of the Big Ten Conference will travel north in the “HOOSIER STATE” for a Conference matchup. Indiana will take on the (23-6) and 13th-ranked Purdue Boilermakers also of the Big-10 in 2017 NCAA Basketball action.

Tip-off is 7:00 PM EST on the ESPN Television Network. The game is on Tuesday. February 28, 2017. The teams will play at the historic Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana.

The best Sports Handicapper believes the Indiana Hoosiers are on the outside looking in to get into the 2017 NCAA March Madness Tournament.

The Hoosiers must win the Big Ten Tournament to go “DANCING.” The Hoosiers are just 8-10 in Big Ten action.

Purdue, on the other hand, wins the Big Ten regular season title with a victory over their in-state rivals.

The Boilermakers are also looking for the season sweep over Indiana.

The Opening Betting Line has the Indiana Hoosiers as a Ten And A Half-Point Road Underdog Against The Point Spread. The Betting Odds Total is 150′-Points for Tuesday’s contest.

The Indiana Hoosiers have lost four of the last five to the Purdue Boilermakers, and that is unacceptable in the basketball-crazed state.

Indiana is also 0-5 to the Number in the span. Indiana broke a five-game losing streak on Saturday. February, 25th in front of the home crowd by beating Northwestern.

Hoosiers head coach Tome Crean must find a way to attract top talent to Bloomington. The day’s of Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo are gone, but they have the facilities plus a strong tradition to bring in top tier players. T

he city of Indianapolis is full of talented high schoolers, and Crean must tap into the pool.

The Butler Bulldogs have taken over as the top College Basketball program in the Central part of the state, and it is not sitting well with Hoosier fans.

The key to an Indiana victory is for Guard James Blackmon to shoot the light’s out of the basketball.

Bovada.Lv, list the Indiana Hoosiers at +25,000 to win the 2017 NCAA Basketball March Madness Tournament. (They must get in the Tournament first).

The 2017 Purdue Boilermakers lost at Michigan 82-70 in their last game. The defeat ended a six-game winning streak, but the Purdue Boilermakers will be in the “BIG DANCE.”

Mackey Arena will be rocking, not only will their rivals be in the building but a Championship is also on the line.

Head Coach Matt Painter is in his twelfth season on the bench in West Lafayette and has one of his finest teams.

Senior Caleb Swanigan leads the team in scoring and rebounds and is a front-runner for the Big Ten player of the year. T

he Fort Wayne, Indiana native will have family in the stands but understands the team has the talent to make a run in the NCAA Tournament.

The key to a Purdue victory is to take advantage of the home crowd and play solid at both ends of the court.

Bovada.Lv, list the 2017 Purdue Boilermakers at +425 to win the Big Ten regular season Title.

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Basketball Predictions and, Odds: Los Angeles Lakers at Oklahoma City Thunder.

Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Greg Nelson. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes.

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The (19-39) Los Angeles Lakers of the Western Conference Pacific Division will be in “TORNADO ALLEY” for a Conference matchup. The Lakers play the (32-25) Oklahoma City Thunder of the Western Conference Northwest in 2017 NBA action.

Tip-off is 8:00 PM EST. The game is on Friday. February 24, 2017. The teams will play at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The best Sports Handicapper believes Los Angeles Lakers are on the way up after cleaning house in the front office. Can Earvin “Magic” Johnson bring the franchise back to prominence?

The Oklahoma City Thunder need a few more parts to become competitive in the Western Conference. General Manager Sam Presti lost James Harden and Kevin Durant in the past four years.

The Opening Betting Line has the Los Angeles Lakers as a Ten Point Road Underdog Against The Point Spread. The Betting Odds Total is 221-Points for Friday’s contest.

The 2017 Los Angeles Lakers will miss the postseason again in 2017. Managing partner Jeanie Buss fired Mitch Kupchak and her brother recently, making room for Johnson.

Head Coach Luke Walton is an up and coming leader in the ranks. Johnson and Walton are both former players who understand players.

The two also understands what it takes to win at the professional level. The Lakers are twenty-three games out of first place and will not catch Golden State.

Los Angeles is 9-25 vs. Western Conference opposition and just 7-25 on the road this season. Los Angeles broke a nine-game losing streak vs. The Thunder in November of 2016.

The Lakers are just 1-3 their last for both straight up and to the point spread. Los Angeles ranks in the bottom of the NBA in scoring offense and points allowed by opponents.

Johnson recently traded away the teams leading scorer, Lou Williams in now a member of the Houston Rockets. The key to a Laker’s victory os to play aggressively at both ends of the court.

Bovada.Lv, list the Los Angeles Lakers at +20,000 to win the 2017 NBA Western Conference Pacific Division Title.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have been the class of the Northwest Division over the past six years.

However, the loss of Kevin Durant to Golden State is showing, and fans want a quick fix.

Oklahoma City is now behind the Utah Jazz in the division and Portland is also looming.

Oklahoma City is 4-6 their last ten overall, they have also been a disappointment to point spread bettors over the span.

All Star Point Guard Russell Westbrook is still one of the premier players in the league, but he needs help.

The inside combination of Steven Adams and Enes Kanter is one of the strongest in the west, but something is missing.

Second-Year Head Coach Billy Donovan will figure out how the Thunder can make a run in the postseason.

The front office must help, and Presti should pull the string on a few trades before the deadline.

The key to a Thunder victory is to play their style of basketball. Bovada.Lv, list the 2017 Oklahoma City Thunder at +250 to win the Northwest Division Crown.

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