Thursday, September 29, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

MNF - Katrina 10 year Anniversary

Back in 2006 The Saints had not played at their Home in Two  seasons due to Hurricane Katrina .  They were awarded a Monday Night game vs their divisional rival Falcons who were led by Michael Vick.  The Falcons were the superior team on paper then but the emotion from the Saints led them to an emotional victory which began with this blocked punt by  Steve Gleason.  The Saints went on to win  23-3.

Here we are on the 10 year Anniversary of Katrina and the Saints once again host the Falcons.  The Saints are a 3 point favorite and if the Hedgie has learned anything it's not to bet against the Saints at home on a game like this

SAINTS -3   4 stars

Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Hedgie had a 4-2 Saturday and a 'HUUUUGE ' Sunday on deck....

Steelers -3.5  5 stars  - Big Ben  vs Rookie Wentz   ?  Steelers might be the best team in the NFL and are getting a little healthier......Steelers by 14

Redskins / Giants  OVER 45.5   2 stars

Lions +7  2 stars

Vikings +7  2 stars

Bucs -4   2 stars

Chiefs -3  2 stars


Chargers +7.5 & UNDER 58   2 stars

Bengals +3.5 & UNDER 50  2 stars

AFC South Special:   Jags +7.5 & Titans +7.5  3 stars

Bears +7    2 stars

Saturday, September 24, 2016

NCAA Week 4

Central Michigan -3.5     2 stars

PITT/UNC OVER 66  2 stars

Louisville/Marshal OVER 74  2 stars

South Car/Kentucky UNDER 60 1 star

Tennessee -4.5  1 star

Michigan State  -3.5  3 stars

Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Hedgie is OVERLY interested in a new rule this year in the NFL

This Year the NFL is adopting 7 new rules and attempting a few on trial....

The owners also voted to amend two rules changes to be implemented on a trial basis for one year only. The Competition Committee and the owners will re-examine these rules after the season and determine if they should be made permanent or further modified.
In 2016:
  • A player who is penalized twice in one game for certain types of unsportsmanlike conduct fouls will be disqualified. The types of fouls are:
    • Throwing a punch or forearm, or kicking at an opponent, even if no contact is made
    • Using abusive, threatening or insulting language or gestures toward opponents, teammates, officials or league representatives
    • Using baiting or taunting acts or words that engender ill will between teams.
  • The football will be spotted on the 25-yard line after a free kick results in a touchback. Previously, the ball was spotted at the 20-yard line.
The NFL is attempting to reduce head injuries and big collisions on kickoffs  and also likes seeing more scoring.  This new rule will affect that.  Although it's backfired in a way . Some teams are pooching the ball since they believe they can pin teams inside their 25 yard line. This resulted in a 7% increase in kickoff returns  in week 1.  But the end result will be either more potential big returns  or offenses starting on their own 25 yard line.
The Hedgie thinks this will lead to more scoring in general.  Obviously vegas is very good in setting it's lines . But vegas just cares about even action. So until the betting public catches up there's an opportunity here.   Hedgie has pinpointed  4 games in particular where the matchups should favor high scores today.  

Lions/Titans  OVER 47.5    
Giants/Saints OVER 53
Chargers/Jags  OVER 47.5
Cardinals/Bucs OVER 50.5

ALL  3 Stars !!!