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College Football Wk. 1


1. UCF (-23.5) @ UConn

2. NMSU @ Minn (21.5)

3. NWestern @ Purdue (-2.5)

4. Wake (-6.5) @ Tulane

5. Cuse (-6.5) @ W Mich

6. UTST @ Mich St. (-23.5)

7. Army @ Duke (-13.5)

8. WKY @ Wiscy ( 36.5)

9. SDSU @ Standford (-14.5)

10. Colorado (-7.5) @ Colo St.

11. FAU @ Oklahoma (-21.5)

12. Houston (-23.5) @ Rice

13. Or St. @ OSU (-38.5)

14. Kent St. @ Illinois (-16.5)

15. Tx. St @ Rutgers (-16.5)

16. Texas (13.5) @ Maryland

17. Ole Miss @ Texas Tech (-2.5)

18. Coastal Car. @ S.C. (-29.5)

19. MA @ BC  (-18.5)

20. App St. @ Penn State (-24.5)

21. W. ILL @ Iowa (10.5)

22. Marshall (-1.5) @ Miami OH

23. Wash @ Auburn (-1.5)

24. C Mich @ ?? (-17.5)

25. Tenn @ WVU (10.5)

26. Wash St. (-1.5) @ Wyoming

27. UNLV @ USC (26.5)

28. UNC @ Cal (-7.5)

29. Boise (10.5) @ Troy

30. ODU (-6.5) @ Liberty

31. Indiana (-10.5) @ FIU

32. LA Tech (-10.5)  @ S. Alabama

33. UC @ UCLA (-16.5)

34. SMU @ N. Texas (-4.5)

35. MTSU @ Vandy (-3.5)

36. Mich @ ND (-1.5)

37. Akron @ Neb. (-24.5)

38. B. Green @ Oregon (-31.5)

39. LVille @ Bama (-24.5)

40. Texas S.A @ Az St. (-11.5)

41. BYU @ Zona (-11.5)

42. Navy (-11.5) @ Hawaii

43. Miami (-3.5) @ LSU

44. VT @ FSU (-7.5)

Riceish: Week In Review 6/7/18-6/18/18

First negative week of the year. It’s just part of the biz. Only had 2 games all week and lost them both.


Nationals -1.5

It is impossible to win when you don’t score a run. Scherzer was on the mount for the Nats. My thoughts were he would give up 1 or 2 and the Nats would score 4 or 5 even though they are one of the worst hitting teams in the league. The pay off was +220 and I thought it was a lock. Give the credit to the Giants pitching staff. Blanking an MLB team is pretty tough to do.

-2 units


Edmonton Eskimos -6.5

In my pregame write up I talked about how the Blue Bombers were starting a brand new QB (Chris Streveler) and thought that the verteran Eskimos would make him look silly. The game started out great. Eskimos scored a 101yd TD, Streveler threw a pick and the Eskimos were driving again 17-7 annnnnnnnnddddddddd then the rain came. 2 hours and 55 minute rain delay. Anyone will tell you that rain delays benefit the home team much more because the facilities and food access.

Once we returned to action, the game was very entertaining. Streveler ended up throwing for 3 TD and had a great game. Their special teams unit had a returned kick for a TD. Eskimos still squeaked it out with final of 33-30, but not enough for us to win.

-5 units

Not a great week. I guess if we are going to have a losing week only have 2 on the board. We are still positive this month with +13.08 units.

Weekly total : -7 units


Well Sort Of

Tonight the CFL football season kicks off as the Edmonton Eskimos travel to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Eskimos finished 3rd last year in the West behind Winnipeg on a tie breaker, but went on to beat the Blue Bombers in the playoffs 39-32 as 3 point road favorites. As far as this game is concerned the Eskimos opened up at -6 and have moved in some books to -7.5.

Winnipeg had a major injury in preseason as starting QB Matt Nichols went down for the season with a knee injury. Insert Alex Ross (Coastal Carolina). I just don’t see how Winnipeg can overcome such an injury so quickly against a very good Eskimos team. We got the line on Tuesday at -6.5 and we took it, but don’t be to afraid of the -7.5. The Eskimos are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 against the Blue Bombers

PICK: Edmonton Eskimos -6.5

Riceish: Week In Review 6/1/18-6/8/18

Another positive week in the books. We have been developing a trend here of POSITIVE UNITS each week. That’s the goal. Only had 4 games this week, but when we go 3/4 it’s a great week.


Capitals ML

Capitals back at home after stealing one in Vegas. Thought there was no doubt, they would take game 3. The city has waiting 45 years for this moment and the players felt that. Just got the feeling that the Magic was running out for Fleruy and it was the Caps time. Pretty good value as well. Winner, winner, chicken dinner

+4.03 units


Warriors -11.5

Sexy pick of this game was to take the Cavs. Lebron and company almost took game 1, but if you watched that game, it felt like the Cavs played the absolute best game they could have and still came up short. Got the Warriors attention and it showed. They just have so much offensive fire power. After Lebron, the Warriors gave 6 of the 7 next best players. If Steph has a bad game, there are 2 others on his team that can go for 30+ and vice versa. I wanted to take the sucker bet and take the Cavs, but couldn’t. Warriors all day.

+4.08 units


Capitals -1.5

Great value here on the spread (+220). The feeling from game 3 was that The Caps would close this out in 5 or 6 games. Just felt like the Magic had run out for Vegas and that Washington was just better. Game 4 wasn’t necessarily The Caps best game in the previous playoff series (1-2), but it felt like it was there time. The came out swinging and absolutely HAMMERED the Knights. Chalk up another W for the good guys.

+4.44 units


Cavs +4

The Warriors are really good. Ever since Game 1, I thought the Cavs would be able to take 2 games in the series and lose in 6. One of those games I thought was going to be their first at home. Crowd would be rockin and Lebron would have his usual. He did, but KD went off. The amount of fire power the Warriors have is incredible and almost unfair. Either way they got us here.

-5 units

Total +7.55 UNITS

3 weeks in a row in the Green. That’s all we are looking for.. now that Hockey and Basketball are over, we are on to baseball. Peoples perception of betting baseball, is it has to be easy! Not so fast my friends. Need to find the right matchups for the best price.

Riceish: Week in Review 5/24/18-5/31/18

Another week in the books. Goal is to be positive every week. We did just that, KINDA.


Rockets +1.5

Over 219

The best team in the league all year and they were home dogs? I’ll take that every time. I thought it would be an absolute track meet, like 120-115 or something like that, but it didn’t turn out that way. Went heavy on both of them. With the split, the house got to keep some of the juice. It is what it is. Move on to the next one.

-.24 units


Cavs -7

Under 201.5

The most confident bet I had all week was the Cavs in this game. Cavs averaged 104 at home in the playoffs and the Celtics averaged 94 on the road in the playoffs. The numbers continued to stay true. Cavs won by 10, but the total went over. Only had 1 unit on the total, so not much of a loss.

+3.85 units

Took the next 2 nights off. I couldn’t get a read on either game. When 2 marquee players like Kevin Love and Chris Paul can’t play in the games due to injury, it’s tough to gauge. Especially, when you’re in the playoffs. It’s not always a bad thing to take the night off.


Golden Knights -1.5

Over 5.5

First NHL action ever and let me tell you, it is absolutely electric. The crowd in Las Vegas was incredible and really helped the Knights. I knew that they would come out swingin and the Capitals didn’t back down for shit. Game was back and forth all night with tons of action, just like I thought. We lucked out at the end with an empty net goal to get the spread, but I’ve been on the other side of that plenty of times. I was due for one. Hockey might be my new thing. Going to have to do some more research and figure out the trends a little more before we dive all in.

+5.80 units

Rockets ML

Over 208

Thought I was going to catch a quick one here. The Rockets were the best team in the league all year. Playing game 7 at home I thought they could pull it out. I know they were without CP3, but still. When you miss 25+ 3 pointers in a row, you probably aren’t going to beat anyone. Certainly not going to get to the total either. Just think if they hit 6/25 from 3, which is well below their 33.7% on the year, they go over and possibly win the game.

-4 units

Total +1.8 units on night


Capitals +1.5

Over 5.5

I totally screwed this one up. During the playoffs the Capitals averaged 4.5 points in game 2. The Golden Knights only averaged 2.5. Had the Capitals all night and I totally meant to do Capitals ML, not the spread. Payout would of been much better. Missed the total by .5 because Holtby may have made the save of the series. I can’t wait for game 3.

-.18 units


Warriors -12.5

Took the Warriors here because in game 1 of each series in the playoffs their margin of victories were: 21, 22, 13. The Cavs on the other hand: -8, 1, -25. Cavs lead majority of the first half, but the Warriors came back to tie it up at 56. Seemed like that was the best punch the Cavs had and the Warriors took it like Champs do. Second half, the cavs were even better. Withstood multiple Warrior runs. Have to give credit where credit is due to the Cavs. We will be better next week.

-5 units

WEEK TOTAL +.23 units

Not what we are looking for as far as profits go. Pretty tough week, but we didn’t lose anything. Look for big things ahead this week

Riceish: Week In Review 5/16/18-5/23/18

We about that action boss

After a long layoff from the gambling game, I’m back baby. Got a little bit of the itch taken care of a couple weeks ago in Las Vegas for March Madness. I spent all of my money, but I was positive units when it came to sports.

Which brings us to present day. Goal here is to MAKE UNITS!

Came out strong to start the week hitting my first 4.


Rockets -1.5

Over 224.5

No way the best team in the league all year loses 2 at home to start the Western Conference Finals. Simple as that. Every expert out there said they were cooked. Going to be a sweep, yadda, yadda. Nahhhh bra. As for the over, if the Rockets win in Houston, you knew it would be a track meet.

+8.98 units


Cavs -6.5

Under 205.5

The line says it all. Celtics absolutely murdered the Cavs the first 2 games. Lebron played like shit in Game 1, while Al Horford had himself a day. Game 2, the Celtics just outplayed the Cavs and looked to just be more prepared. Going to Cleveland for the young Celtics is another story though. The public says, take the Celtics! No way the Cavs will beat their ass. That’s why the public is poor. Took the under because I thought the Cavs defense would win them the game, which means the Celtics wouldn’t get their half of the points to go over.

+7.88 units

The tides turned after that.


Rockets ML

Made a dumb ass bet in game 3 of Rockets vs Warriors. Thought there were be some value in taking the Rockets money line. Rookie move. Warriors playing at home, where they hadn’t lost in the playoffs since the 2016 final was stupid. Warriors won by 41. Classic.

-1 unit


Cavs ML

Under 206

Couldn’t get a read on what the final score would be, but I knew the Cavs would win. Again the Celtics just can’t get them at home with their young roster and playoff experience of the Cavs. Consider it their first “trip” on the road. Knew it would be closer than the first but Cavs still win. Thought that both teams would come out STRONG on defense and it would be way under. Not the case at all. Whatever

-1.37 units


Warriors ML

Absolute worst bet of the week and I’m going to learn from it. Bet 5 units to win 1.45. Dumbest shit ever. Thought there was no chance the Rockets could win there. It kind of proves my point that if I don’t have a good feel on the spread then just take the underdog. Dumb. Oh well though, I would of learned my lesson without failing.

-5 units

End the week strong


Celtics -1

LOOK AT THAT LINE. The boys in the desert know their shit. The public thinks Lebron comes out swinging, going back to the Garden. Brad Stevens calls bullshit. Celtics are 9-0 at home in the playoffs this year and Lebron is 0-5 when the series is tied 2-2. That simple.

+2.8 units

Anytime we end UP UNITS at the end of the week is a good week. We will keep logging our week to week picks, so we can learn from the good things and try resist the temptation of the bullshit (Warriors ML to win 1ish unit).


Riceish review will talk to you homies next week. Be sure to keep up day to day.