CFB FINAL 4: IS TIDE WORTHY?

Dan Wolken of the USA TODAY doesn’t think so. He contends: Alabama, which does not own a win against a top-25 team much less a good team, won’t win the SEC or even the SEC West and lost at home in the game it needed to win, should not be in the College Football Playoff.

Barring some sort of nationwide catastrophe, there are going to be enough good options for the selection committee among a group of teams who have played better opponents and won conference titles that Alabama should be outside the very fringe of that discussion.

Because it’s Alabama and only because it’s Alabama this is going to be more complicated than it needs to be. With Ohio State and Clemson tracking toward the Playoff along with LSU, it is highly likely that Alabama will have a worse case for the Playoff on paper than the Big 12 or Pac-12 champion.

Asking the committee to ignore that and excuse a close loss at home to LSU wouldn’t happen for anyone but Alabama.

NBA History Book

Charlotte: 7-1-1 $ vs. Grizzlies, including 5-0 at home … Clippers 3-0 $ at Rockets … Boston: 11-1 $ home vs. Wizards … San Antonio: 6-0 $ favored at Timberwolves … LA Lakers: 1-10 SU vs. Warriors.

Grinding Out The Profits

The sled dogs of Northern Illinois have long been one of college football’s best road voyagers as its sleek 35-18 SU and 35-17-1 ATS record in away games would attest. Included is a glossy 21-4 ATS mark when facing opponents coming off a win. You know what to do.
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