BITS did some house cleaning with its staff as mentioned last week, and waited a few weeks to post its initial locks for the 2015 Football season. The wait and moves paid off as BITS stormed out to a 4-1 record overall. Ole Miss was an easy cover as its main 5-Star play, the Tease was never in doubt, as just regretted not making it a Parlay Lock instead of a Tease lock. And the 4 star plays went 2-1. BITS was way off on the Arkansas play, but if going to lose a play, would rather get blown out than barely lose at the end.
So everyone should have a nice bankroll started with last week’s big week. We will continue to grow the roll and count our money with the following locks :
5 Star Locks :
Atlanta Falcons ML @ Dallas Cowboys : Both teams are 2-0, but the Cowboys have all sorts of trouble, most notably the injuries to Romo and Dez. Weeden is the starting QB. Enough said. Take to ML to the bank, as Matty Ice will be chillin by the half. Atlanta Falcons is your 5 Star Lock of the Week.
Houston Texans -6 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers : A little more points than I like to lay here, but I think the Houston Defense will eat up Jameis Winston. Tampa had a nice game in New Orleans last week, but Jameis will struggle in this one. JJ Watt and Clowney will be the keys as Bucs struggle to get to 10 pts.
4 Star Locks :
Tennessee Volunteers ML @ Florida Gators : Florida has not lost to Tennessee since 2004. That’s 10 wins in a row. You would think here at BITS it would be an automatic play on the Gators. Not so fast my friend. This is a Tennessee program on the rise, and Florida not the powerhouse it once was. At BITS we think this is the year the Vols stop the bleeding. The Gators won’t be able to stop the offense, as Tennessee will score over 30 pts and coast to victory in this one.
Mississippi State +3.5 @ Auburn : This is what we like to call wrong team favored. Auburn barely beat a poor Louisville team, almost lost to Jacksonville State, and got blown out by LSU. State on the otherhand came just a missed FG away from defeating the Bayou Bengals two weeks ago. State is simply a better team, and while its never an easy task winning on the road in the SEC, we think Dak will be the difference here. Buy spread up to 3.5, as absolute worst case is War Eagles winning on a late FG.
Ole Miss -23.5 vs Vanderbilt : The Rebels were our 5 star lock last week, having another program defining win vs the Crimson Tide. The cover was never in doubt last week, as the Rebs never trailed. Vanderbilt this year again has found their normal spot as the floor mat of the SEC. The Rebels are averaging 64 pts a game, and while they may not get to 60, 40-50 is well within reach. And we don’t see the Dores sniffing 20 Spread is floating around 25 pts, so buy it down to 24, and we feel comfident that 41-17 would be closes possible final score. More than likely around 52-10. The only slight concern here is the SI Cover Jinx.
Baltimore Ravens ML vs Cincinatti Bengals : Ravens have had a few tough losses to start the year. They easily could be 2-0. They will get in the W column on their home opener. Bengals have a good club as well, but just don’t see Baltimore going to 0-3. ML is around -140, so lay the extra juice in case its close. But the Ravens definitely win this one.
Arizona Cardinals -5.5 vs San Francison 49ers : Cardinals are much better team and play well at home. Buy this one down to 5.5 to protect against a 27-21 final.
Green Bay Packers ML + TCU ML : Last week’s Teaser lock was never in doubt, as LSU and the Steelers coasted to victory. If you were like us, we piled on the Tease, and sprinkled a little on the Parlay. Don’t see this week being any different. Packers and TCU will coast to victories. The lock is the tease, and sprinkle a little on the parlay.