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Listen below to Mando and Drew Levine on the latest episode of Two Point Stance, a weekly podcast where the fellas discuss everything from the latest NFL, NBA, and MLB storylines to best betting and daily fantasy plays.  Check out Two Point Stance on Spotify, iTunes, and Soundcloud and stay tuned! <iframe width=”100%” height=”300″ scrolling=”no” frameborder=”no” allow=”autoplay” src=”https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/554882739&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=true&show_comments=false&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true&visual=true”></iframe>

Two Point Stance (Ep. 15): Drew and Mando Preview Alabama/Clemson, Talk Bold NFL Playoff Predictions - SoundCloud
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1:25   What the hell happened to Notre Dame? Drew breaks down what went wrong for his Fighting Irish 9:20   National Championship preview      10:34   Saban can further his case as greatest coach of all-time; Clemson can become a dynasty       14:00   Mando argues why the pressure is on Tua: “He hasn’t played well against elite defenses like Clemson”       19:50   Prediction time! 20:45   Wild Card weekend predictions  43:00   Drew and Mando rank the postseason QB’s  56:00   NBA talk: are the Rockets officially back?  1:07:35   Bold NFL playoff predictions 
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Listen below to Mando and Drew Levine on the latest episode of Two Point Stance, a weekly podcast where the fellas discuss everything from the latest NFL, NBA, and MLB storylines to best betting and daily fantasy plays.  Check out Two Point Stance on Spotify, iTunes, and Soundcloud and stay tuned! <iframe width=”100%” height=”300″ scrolling=”no” frameborder=”no” allow=”autoplay” src=”https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/533929923&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=true&show_comments=false&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true&visual=true”></iframe>
Two Point Stance (Thanksgiving Edition): Who Will Crash the College Football Playoff? - SoundCloud
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1:27  Chiefs/Rams recap: greatest regular season game ever?    4:05  With their win over KC, will the Rams beat out New Orleans for the NFC’s top seed?     6:50  Mando’s main takeaway: the next generation of Hall of Fame quarterbacks has arrived  16:00  Picks for Thursday’s NFL games 26:03  Drew weighs in on the Celtics’ struggles, Terry Rozier’s cryptic tweet 36:00  How will the college football playoff shake out? Drew and Mando make their predictions, discuss Notre Dame’s chances to win it all  55:38  Best Bets! $$$$$
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Listen below to Mando and Drew Levine on the latest episode of Two Point Stance, a weekly podcast where the fellas discuss everything from the latest NFL, NBA, and MLB storylines to best betting and daily fantasy plays.  Check out Two Point Stance on Spotify, iTunes, and Soundcloud and stay tuned! 2:00  Red Sox are World Series champs! Drew shares his thoughts on David Price, while Mando gives his take on where the 2018 ‘Sox stack up among other great teams in baseball history 10:45  NBA early-season headlines: Celtics finding their groove, Rockets still struggling, Luke Walton on the hot seat  27:20  Alabama/LSU: who you got?  36:00  Mando settles the Brady/Rodgers debate (hint: it shouldn’t even really be a debate)  57:50  Best Bets!  <iframe width=”100%” height=”300″ scrolling=”no” frameborder=”no” allow=”autoplay” src=”https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/524255889&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=true&show_comments=false&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true&visual=true”></iframe>
Two Point Stance (Ep. 11): Drew and Mando Settle the Brady/Rodgers Debate - SoundCloud
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Listen below to Mando and Drew Levine on the latest episode of Two Point Stance, a weekly podcast where the fellas discuss everything from the latest NFL, NBA, and MLB storylines to best betting and daily fantasy plays.  Check out Two Point Stance on Spotify, iTunes, and Soundcloud and stay tuned! <iframe width=”100%” height=”300″ scrolling=”no” frameborder=”no” allow=”autoplay” src=”https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/520843833&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=true&show_comments=false&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true&visual=true”></iframe>
Two Point Stance (Ep 10): Houston...We Have a Problem? - SoundCloud
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Spread Bet Saturday: Week Five Edition  Last Week: 5-1 (.833)       2018: 14-8-1 (.630)       Best Bets: 3-1 (.750)       Upset Picks: 2-2 (.500)  *Overall: 141-103-3 (.577)

*Dates back to 2016 season

Green letters indicate pick with the spread Marquee Matchups #7 Stanford vs #8 Notre Dame

Spread: Notre Dame -5.5       7:30 PM NBC          Football Power Index: STAN (11) < ND (9)        Public Betting: STAN 61%

Stanford has received a majority of action from the public…and yet the spread has shifted from -3.5 to -5.5 in favor of Notre Dame. What does that mean? It means that more money  — likely from sharp bettors who wager on games for a living — is on the Fighting Irish.

Usually I like to side with sharp action. In this case, however, I won’t because I’m not sold on Notre Dame. After all, they won their first three by an average of only 7 points — and two of those wins came against Ball State and Vanderbilt! Stanford will keep it close.

Notre Dame 27  Stanford 24  #12 West Virginia vs #25 Texas Tech

Spread: West Virginia -3.5         12:00 PM ESPN2        FPI: WVU (18) < TTU (17)           Public Betting: WVU 52%

The Moutaineers may be on the road, but quarterback Will Grief and their explosive offense have a HUGE edge in this matchup. In short, West Virginia ranks 3rd in the nation in yards per play (7.9). Texas Tech’s defense, meanwhile, is a horrific 117th in yards per play allowed.

I’ll take West Virginia…by a lot.

West Virginia 45  Texas Tech 27  #19 Oregon vs #24 California

Spread: Oregon -2        10:30 PM FS1             FPI: ORE (33) > CAL (42)              Public Betting: ORE 54%

Yes, Oregon’s loss last week to Stanford was heartbreaking. The good news, though, is that future first round pick Justin Herbert looked terrific (26-33, 346 yards) in his biggest test to date. But unfortunately for Herbert and the Ducks, things won’t get any easier this week against an underrated Cal team that has the top pass defense in the country through four weeks. I’ll take the Golden Bears at home.

California 27  Oregon 23 Best Bet In front of its home crowd, #9 Penn State knocks off #4 Ohio State

Spread: Ohio State -3.5          7:30 PM ABC          Football Power Index: OSU (2) > PSU (4)        Public Betting: OSU 62%

On paper, Ohio State is the slightly better team. The Buckeyes are a tad more explosive offensively (8th in the nation in yards per play). Their quarterback, Dwayne Haskins, is second in the country in passer rating on clean dropbacks (152.9), according to Pro Football Focus. And their defense isn’t too shabby either (18th overall, according to Football Outsiders).

However, I’ve always felt that it’s not easy for these nineteen and twenty-year-old kids to go on the road and win in a raucous environment. Remember what happened the last time Ohio State traveled to Beaver Stadium in 2016: Urban Meyer’s squad was knocked off from their #2 ranking by an unranked Penn State team that was just starting its ascent back to the top of the polls.

This Nittany Lions team is even better. With quarterback Trace McSorley leading the country’s 2nd-highest scoring offense (55.5 points per game), I’ll take Penn State to beat a Nick Bosa-less Ohio State team.

Penn State 34  Ohio State 30  Upset Pick of the Week Virginia Tech rebounds after embarrassing loss and beats #22 Duke

Spread: Duke -4.5             7:00 PM ESPN2            FPI: VT (34) < DUKE (25)            Public Betting: DUKE 51%    

Duke is solid — they have soundly beaten underrated teams like Army, who nearly upset Oklahoma last week. But I bet Virginia Tech will have a chip on its shoulder after losing as a 29-point favorite a week ago to Old Dominion. Things can only get better from here, right?

Virginia Tech 28  Duke 20 
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Spread Bet Saturday: Week Two Edition  Last Week: 2-3-1 (.417)       2018: 9-7-1 (.558)       Best Bets: 2-1 (.667)       Upset Picks: 1-2 (.333)  *Overall: 136-102-3 (.571)

*Dates back to 2016 season

Green letters indicate pick with the spread Marquee Matchups #7 Stanford vs #20 Oregon

Spread: Stanford -1.5        8:00 ET ABC        Football Power Index: STAN (16) > ORE (31)       Public Betting: STAN 67%

With Cardinal running back Bryce Love returning from injury, I like Stanford to grind out a solid road victory. They have been playing well offensively (6.2 yards per play, 32nd in the country) even though Love has yet to regain his Heisman form from a year ago. Oregon’s defense is solid (20 ppg allowed), but it has yet to play a team as well-rounded as Stanford.

Stanford 30  Oregon 27  #22 Texas A&M vs #1 Alabama

Spread: Alabama -25.5         3:30 ET CBS       Football Power Index: TAM (13) < ALA (1)          Public: ALA 56%

I’ve hammered the Crimson Tide each of the past three weeks despite the astronomically high point spreads for their games. I’m holding off this week, though. The Aggies proved in their narrow loss to Clemson that they’re a quality team. They should at least keep it within four touchdowns.  

Alabama 41  Texas A&M 24  #17 TCU vs Texas

Spread: TCU -3         4:30 ET FOX        Football Power Index: TCU (28) < TEX (5)          Public: TCU 73%

The Horned Frogs accorded themselves well last week in their 40-28 loss to Ohio State. Running back Darius Johnson was particularly impressive, as he accounted for 154 of TCU’s 511 yards of offense. Look for him and quarterback Shawn Robinson to lead the way over an erratic Texas team (remember: the Longhorns lost to a Maryland team that was subsequently beaten 35-14 by Temple).

TCU 28  Texas 21 #8 Notre Dame vs Wake Forest

Spread: Notre Dame -7        12:00 ET ABC          Football Power Index: ND (15) > WF (49)        Public: ND 56%

This spread seems a bit low, right? Notre Dame has yet to allow over 17 points in a game this season. Wake Forest, meanwhile, has averaged only 5.2 yards per play (80th in the nation).

Notre Dame 30  Wake Forest 17  Best Bet  #18 Wisconsin bounces back with nice road victory over Iowa 

Spread: Wisconsin -3        8:30 ET FOX           Football Power Index: WIS (18) > IOWA (23)          Public: WIS 51%

The Badgers’ playoff hopes took a major hit last week after losing to unranked BYU, but I still think Wisconsin profiles as one of the better teams in the country. Led by their stout offensive line, the Badgers’ offense ranks 22nd in the nation in yards per play (22nd). Jonathan Taylor and company shouldn’t have too much trouble outscoring an Iowa offense that has only averaged 4.5 yards per play.

Wisconsin 27  Iowa 20  Upset Pick of the Week  #2 Georgia (-14) over Missouri 

It’s no secret: I love home underdogs in conference matchups, especially when the vast majority of the betting public is backing the favorite. In other words, the House is clearly rooting for Missouri given the fact that 85% of bettors are backing Georgia. And you know what they say: the House always wins.

Moreover, Missouri quarterback Drew Lock (11 TD, 1 INT in 2018) had success against Georgia last season, throwing for four touchdowns in a losing effort. Not only do I love the underrated Tigers, who rank a respectable 26th in ESPN’s Football Power Index, with the spread, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see them pull the weekend’s biggest upset.

MISSOURI 31  Georgia 28 
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Listen below to Mando and Drew Levine on the latest episode of Two Point Stance, a weekly podcast where the fellas discuss everything from the latest NFL, NBA, and MLB storylines to best betting and daily fantasy plays.  Check out Two Point Stance on Spotify, iTunes, and Soundcloud and stay tuned! <iframe width=”100%” height=”300″ scrolling=”no” frameborder=”no” allow=”autoplay” src=”https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/500246508&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=true&show_comments=false&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true&visual=true”></iframe>
Two Point Stance: Drew and Mando Talk Sam Darnold, Le'Veon, and Best Bets for Week Two - SoundCloud
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***Looking to bet on College Football, but not sure where to go? MyBookie.ag is the spot for you. Check out their spreads and props by clicking here. Like what you see? Then sign up for an account by clicking here. Use the promo code “CHECKDOWN” and MyBookie will match 100% of your initial deposit for deposits over $100 and 50% for deposits under $100. Spread Bet Saturday: Week Two Edition  Last Week: 3-2 (.600)       2018: 7-4 (.636)       Best Bets: 1-1 (.500)       Upset Picks: 1-1 (.500)  *Overall: 134-99-2 (.574)

*Dates back to 2016 season

Green letters indicate pick with the spread Marquee Matchups #4 Ohio State vs #15 TCU

Spread: Ohio State -12       8:00 ET ABC      Football Power Index: OSU (2) > TCU (29)       Public: OSU 66%

The Buckeyes haven’t exactly missed Urban Meyer so far, as they outscored their first two opponents — Oregon State and Rutgers — by 95 combined points.

Will things be much different against a far more formidable challenger on Saturday night? Probably not. As I said during the most recent episode of Two Point Stance,  Meyer’s value to the program comes primarily as a recruiter. After all, Ohio State has had three consecutive top five recruiting classes. TCU, in contrast, has not had a recent class rank in the top twenty.

Look for running back J.K. Dobbins (5.4 yards per carry in ’18) to have a breakout game and lead the Buckeyes to an impressive road victory.

Ohio State 37  TCU 20 #12 LSU vs #7 Auburn

Spread: Auburn -10.5       3:30 ET CBS        Football Power Index: LSU (20) < Auburn (9)       Public: LSU 68%

Nearly 70% of the betting public likes LSU, which appears to make sense given the seemingly high spread between these two highly ranked teams.

However, Auburn is actually undervalued  in this matchup. For starters, home favorites in games between two ranked SEC teams are a terrific 63-38-2 (.621) against the spread since 2005. More importantly, Gus Malzahn’s squad should feast on an anemic LSU offense that is just 7 for 27 on third down conversions this season (119th in the nation). All Auburn in this one.

Auburn 30  LSU 14  #22 USC vs Texas

Spread: Texas -3.5       8:00 ET FOX       Football Power Index: USC (26) > Texas (30)       Public: USC 54%

True freshman J.T. Daniels did not accord himself well in his first road start for the Trojans last weekend, completing just 16 of 34 passes and throwing 2 interceptions in USC’s 17-3 loss to #10 Stanford. Things won’t be that much easier this Saturday at Darrell K. Royal Stadium in front of what should be a raucous atmosphere. Once again, the spotlight will be too much for Daniels, even against a flawed Texas team.

Texas 27  USC 21  #17 Boise State vs #24 Oklahoma State

Spread: Oklahoma State -2        3:30 ET ESPN       Football Power Index: BSU (15) > OKST (19)       Public: BSU 58%

Boise State is still going strong after all these years. I like them to pull a minor upset in Stillwater because the Broncos have an experienced quarterback in Brett Rypien, who is off to a seven touchdown, zero turnover start in his fourth year as the starter, while the Cowboys are still breaking in Taylor Cornelius, who has thrown three interceptions in his first two games.

Boise State 41  Oklahoma State 34  Best Bet #1 Alabama annihilates Ole Miss

Spread: Alabama -21.5          7:00 ET ESPN          Football Power Index: MISS (21) < ALA (1)         Public: ALA 74%

Tua Tagovailoa. He’s pretty good. The Tide offense should do a number on an Ole Miss defense that allowed 41 points last Saturday to…..Southern Illinois.

Alabama 50  Ole Miss 14  Upset Pick of the Week Utah dashes #10 Washington’s playoff hopes 

Spread: Washington -5.5        10:00 ET ESPN         Football Power Index: WASH (8) > UTAH (34)       Public: WASH 64%

Here’s something you weren’t aware of: Utah has the number one ranked defense in the country according to ESPN’s Football Power Index. Yep, number one. I was surprised too. Moreover, the Utes always play the Huskies well, as they’ve covered the spread in each of their past three meetings.

Too tough of a spot for Washington. Utah pulls the upset at home.

Utah 23  Washington 20 
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***Looking to bet on College Football, but not sure where to go? MyBookie.ag is the spot for you. Check out their spreads and props by clicking here. Like what you see? Then sign up for an account by clicking here. Use the promo code “CHECKDOWN” and MyBookie will match 100% of your initial deposit for deposits over $100 and 50% for deposits under $100. Spread Bet Saturday: Week Two Edition  Last Week: 4-2 (.667)               Best Bets: 0-1 (.000)              Upset Picks: 0-1 (.000)  *Overall: 131-97-2 (.574)

*Dates back to 2016 season

Green letters indicate pick with the spread Marquee Matchups #2 Clemson vs Texas A&M

Spread: Clemson -12       7:00 ET ESPN       Football Power Index: CLEM (2) > TAM (15)     Public: Clemson 56%

Surely the Aggies are looking to make a statement in their first big game of the Jimbo Fischer era. Yet while I normally love to bet on home underdogs, I think it will be too tough a task for Texas A&M to hang around with Clemson. The Tigers have an exceptional front seven that ranked 2nd in the nation last season in opponent yards per play, so I doubt freshman quarterback Kelly Mond will fare well with Christian Wilkins and company bearing down on him.

Clemson 31  Texas A&M 17  #3 Georgia vs #24 South Carolina 

Spread: Georgia -10       3:30 ET CBS       FPI: GEO (7) > SC (28)       Public: South Carolina 51%

Now here  is where I love to bet on home underdogs. Conference matchup, big spread, rowdy atmosphere. Plus, South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley is an experienced signal-caller who might be able to expose a Georgia defense that is still adjusting to the loss of linebacker Roquan Smith and others to the NFL Draft.

Jake Fromm and the Bulldogs will manage to escape with a win, though.

Georgia 34  South Carolina 27  #17 USC vs #10 Stanford

Spread: Stanford -6       8:30 ET FOX       FPI: USC (18) < STAN (10)       Public: Stanford 72%

Trojan true freshman J.T. Daniels was impressive in his debut at quarterback last week (282 yards, 1 touchdown). But the Cardinal will provide more resistance than last week’s opponent, UNLV. Though Stanford doesn’t have much of a home-field advantage, I like running back Bryce Love to bounce back after a quiet week one (18 carries, 29 yards) and lead his team to victory.

Stanford 34 USC 20 Best Bet  #13 Penn State bounces back with a resounding win over Pittsburgh

Spread: Penn State -7.5       8:00 ET ABC       FPI: PSU (12) > PITT (58)       Public: Penn State 53%

The Nittany Lions nearly saw their season go up in smoke last week against Appalachian State. Nonetheless, they managed to escape with the win thanks to a late game-tying drive engineered by quarterback Trace McSorley.

Look for McSorley to have a huge game this weekend going up against a Pitt defense that ranks 89th according to FPI.

Penn State 41  Pittsburgh 21  Upset Pick of the Week  Herm Edwards notches his first big win at Arizona State by upsetting #15 Michigan State

Spread: Michigan State -6.5       10:45 ET ESPN       FPI: MSU (13) > ASU (41)       Public: Arizona State 64%

The Spartans looked very shaky last week, as they needed a go-ahead touchdown with two minutes to go in order to beat lowly Utah State. Michigan State has also won only one of its past ten road games against Power Five teams. None of this bodes well as they head to Tempe, which is why I like the Sun Devils to earn their first noteworthy victory of the Herm Edwards era.

Arizona State 34  Michigan State 30 

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