Written by James Davis and Perry Griffith IV
Welcome to a new segment we are introducing called “Blitz the Bookie”. On May 14th, 2018 the Supreme Court decided to strike down PASPA, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992. By doing so, the gates were opened to allow states to decide on the legality of sports betting, and bookies everywhere began celebrating. We are going full Engage-8 Blitz mode, as we’ll provide top of the line picks each week.
Houston Texans (-3) at Tennessee Titans.
This line opened at Texans -1, but with recent news of the Titans missing their RT Jack Conklin and LT Taylor Lewan for this match up, the line has moved even further towards the Texans by 2pts. Movement like this signals one thing to us here at Blitz, which is sharp money. The top bettors are pounding the books for the Texans on the road and we want you to get in on it! JJ Watt and Jadeveon Clowney will have a field day with the Titans backups. Give the 3pts as this has the making of a shut out!
Philadelphia (-3) at Tampa BayFitzmagic pulled a rabbit out of his helmet last week with the most shocking win of Week 1 over the Saints. With only sporadic games of impressiveness popping up throughout his career, Fitzpatrick is no David Blaine. Week 2 brings on a much tougher opponent as the Buccaneers are set to face off against the defending Super Bowl Champion Eagles. While their win was surprising, the Bucs still gave up 40 pts to the Saints. A performance like that from the defensive side will not cut it versus the Eagles, who most certainly will not be giving up 48pts. Stopping the Eagles just got harder as it has been announced the Bucs will be without their two starting cornerbacks, Vernon Hargreaves and Brent Grimes. Given that I love the Eagles’ running game and the matchup of the Eagles offense versus this bucs defense, I’ll give the 3 pts and fly with the Eagles on this one.
Rutgers (+3) vs Kansas
It is not everyday that the bookie leaves a man unblocked but here you go. We’ve called the Blitz at just the right time! With so many games on the slate in college football there are bound to be holes, and we are here to find them for you. Rutgers comes into this meeting with a power ranking of 78 while Kansas sits at 91, but yet Kansas, KANSAS are the favorites?? One thing to note about lines, is generally the bookie will spot 3pts towards the home team, which is just a standard move in the business. Kansas, in the last 13 games, has won 1 game, which was last week. They come into this game off an emotional high and get let down at home as they fall back down to earth. Like Dennis Green said, “THEY ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE.” Blitz is NOT letting them off the hook. .
Georgia Southern at Clemson (-32.5)
Clemson loves to crush it at home against cupcake FBS noobies such as Georgia Southern. In just recent memory we have the following performances:
9/1/18: 48-7 vs. Furman
11/18/17: 61-3 The Citadel
9/2/17: 56-3 vs. Kent State
Coach Dabo has these guys dialed-in to dominate. We imagine the highly-touted freshman QB Trevor Lawrence gets a lot of playing time, to get in some much needed experience, which still means a high-powered offense will remain on the field. The Tigers’ defense is a beast with an All-American packed defensive line that Georgia Southern will be overmatched by. This is a lot of points to give but there is a reason for this spread, and Clemson will show why on Saturday. Give the points and cash with Clemson.
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