There has never been a postseason quite like this: four teams, three unbeaten, a group carrying a total of 51 wins against just one loss standing heads and shoulders above the rest of the Bowl Subdivision. In bringing together No. 1 LSU, No. 2 Ohio State, No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Oklahoma, this year’s College Football Playoff class represents the dream scenario in deciding the best team in the sport. So goes the opinion of Paul Myerberg of the USA TODAY. Consider:
“This is easily the most talented and most complete Ohio State team that we’ve played,” said Clemson coach Dabo Swinney. That comes from the same Swinney whose Clemson squad mauled the Buckeyes, 33-0, three years ago in the semifinal round of the playoffs. Not since 2004 have three Power Five teams ended the regular season unblemished — and in 2004, under the Bowl Championship Series format, Auburn was left out in the cold as Oklahoma and Southern California met for the championship. To read more on this year’s Final Four pairings click here.
NBA History Book
Indiana: 5-1 $ vs. Clippers, and Clippers 1-5 $ with no rest vs. the Pacers … New Orleans: 10-4 $ vs. Pistons … Houston: 4-0 SUATS vs. Kings … Golden State: 11-2 SU home vs. Grizzlies.
Grinding Out The Profits
From this week’s Playbook Totals Tipsheet Newsletter: The NY Giants are 10-1 OVER when coming off a home loss of 14-plus points… The Philadelphia Eagles are 6-1 OVER their last seven games in this series. No roadmap needed here.