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Week 8 MACtion Bet-kakke

Some weird point spreads this week lead to opportunity

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You always look for opportunity when it comes to wagering. This week is that week. Spreads relying too heavily on last week’s results, rivalry games on the slate, and home favorites that may have just too high a number. Last week was a .500 week for Bet-kakke, but a killer week is coming. I think this might be it.

Week 7 Results

Buffalo (+10.5) WIN
Eastern Michigan (+7) WIN
Kent State (pk) LOSS
Western Michigan (-12) WIN
Toledo (-31.5) LOSS
Northern Illinois (+2.5) LOSS

Eventually, I’ll learn my lesson on picking NIU. Told you last week I wasn’t wild about the Huskies game, but 3-3 is better than 0-6.

The following stats assume a $110 bet for each wager against the spread and a $100 wager for each moneyline bet. Winning initial bets not figured into ledger totals, only losing initial bets and profits. Example: two bets placed, one win (+$100 profit), one loss (-$110 initial bet) for a weekly ledger of -$10)

Week 7 ATS: 3-3
Season ATS: 19-30
Week 6 Moneyline: 0-0
Season Moneyline: 2-1
Week 6 Ledger: -$30
Season Income: -$1140

Week 8 MACtion Lines

Central Michigan @ Toledo (-10.5)
Miami @ Bowling Green (-2.5)
Ohio (-3) @ Kent State
Buffalo @ Northern Illinois (-23)
Eastern Michigan @ Western Michigan (-22.5)
Akron @ Ball State (-3.5)

Fearless Leader’s Hustle Belt Week 8 Bet-kakke Picks

Toledo (-10.5)
Bowling Green (-2.5)
Ohio (-3)
Buffalo (+23)
Eastern Michigan (+22.5)
Akron (+3.5)

Maybe I’m stupid, but there seems like some very wonky lines this weekend. NIU a 23 point favorite? I know they are at home against Buffalo, but that is a ton this late in the season for a not so great football team. Western +22.5 over EMU is the biggest decision point for me. Flipped a coin. It favored the Eagles. Don’t risk what you can’t afford to lose and as always, always be cashing.

Prior Action and Results:

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7