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Take a look at the total wins for the 2023 season, including a few early bets to lock in.



Believe it or not, the 2023 college football season is only three months away. And earlier this month Bookmakers began to deceive the preseason total. for teams across the country.

The overall number of wins serves as a pretty useful barometer of what teams are expecting for the upcoming season. Overall win numbers also tend to change as we get closer to kickoff at the end of August as more and more players put together their power ratings and predictions.

Personally, I prepare quite early for the off-season, but there were quite a few numbers that caught my attention. I even made some bets. Some of them are no longer available as the market has changed, so I won’t include them here.

There are many others that I am considering, but I would like to do more research before dwelling on them. Later in the off-season, I will reinforce my favorite games, as I have done in years past. For now, we’ll consider this an early look at the market.

(All odds via BetMGM)

Win the total number of bets I placed

Clemson over 9.5 (-145)

It’s like getting a Clemson at a small discount. The Tigers have won at least 10 regular season games in 10 of the last 12 seasons. This includes last year, which was a bad season by the high standards set by Dabo Sweeney. In 2023, Clemson finally has a new offensive coordinator with Garrett Riley coming from TCU. Compared to Clemson’s crap behavior over the past two seasons, I expect a significant improvement. And in terms of planning, Clemson gets Florida State and Notre Dame at home. Those are the two toughest games on the schedule, so Clemson could have an advantage in all 12 games. Seems like a good reason to play over 9.5.

Iowa over 5.5 (-120)

Failing to meet huge preseason expectations in 2021, Iowa State went 4-8 last year and missed a bowl game for the first time since 2016, Matt Campbell’s debut season at Ames. Along the way, ISU lost six games by seven points or less and suffered numerous injuries by beating a group of rookies. The schedule isn’t easy, but it looks like a really good time to buy some cheaper Cyclones to get back to the bowl.

Oregon State to 8.5 (-125)

Oregon has steadily improved under Jonathan Smith and now has pretty high expectations for 2023. It’s an unfamiliar place for a program more accustomed to the underdog role, and I jumped on the Beavers’ under-8 1/2 victory without hesitation. OSU won nine regular season games last year and took advantage of playing against the worst teams in the Pac-12 – Stanford, Colorado, California and Arizona State. In 2023, the non-conference roster is pretty straight forward and the Beavers avoid USC, but I believe seven of their nine conferences will be a draw (I think both Arizona and Cal could be teams). I don’t really believe in this defense, and I don’t expect quarterback DJ Uiagalelei to suddenly start playing like a star just because he came from Clemson.

Wisconsin U9 (-145)

Luke Fickell is a great coach, but I don’t understand the hype around Wisconsin during the offseason. Fickell hired North Carolina’s Phil Longo as his offensive coordinator, and it’s a major philosophical shift in offense. With Paul Christ as head coach, the Badgers used a hard running system and barely threw the ball across the field. Longo comes from the Air raid tree. The Badgers have added a lot of players to the transfer portal, but are they really capable of rebuilding their offense to the point where they can win 10 games? This is what you need to win this bet. I don’t see it. at all

Clemson quarterback Cade Strawberry (2) throws against North Carolina during the NCAA Atlantic Coast Football Championship on Saturday, Dec. 12. February 3, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Total winnings for the bets I’m considering

State of Florida to 9.5 (+135)

In some markets he opened at 10 and I played under at -110. With LSU, Clemson and some tough road games on the schedule, being able to get my money back with a 10-2 season seems like a good deal to me. It looks like this number is no longer available, but I still highly recommend taking FSU below 9.5 for the price plus money that is available at BetMGM. The Seminoles haven’t won 10 regular season games since 2015, but they’re having a good campaign in 2022. FSU went 9-3 in the regular season and then beat a mediocre Oklahoma team in a bowl game to go 10 wins. As we enter 2023, the countries of the former Soviet Union are getting a buzz around national championships. I like to look at established teams that can be overrated and go the other way. The USSR falls into this category.

Iowa over 7.5 (-165)

Iowa continues to win games, despite the terrible offense. The Hawkeyes have been able to add updates to the entire offensive depth chart, although the nepotism poster boy Brian Ferenc remains in the offensive coordinator position. Iowa always excels on defense and special teams, and doesn’t need to play against Ohio State or Michigan from the Big Ten East. Other than the White Out at Penn State, Iowa can win any game on its schedule. I’m pretty close to fixing this, but -165 stacking is pretty cool.

State of North Carolina over 6.5 (-115)

I trust Dave Doeren to put up a strong defensive unit all the time. North Carolina State’s problem last year was that crime fell off a cliff following Devin Leary’s injury. Leary is gone and Brennan Armstrong now takes over at quarterback, with Armstrong reunited with offensive coordinator Robert Anae. Anae was Doeren’s strong hitman and had many offenses in Virginia with Armstrong as his quarterback. I love the kit and I believe in the consistency of this program to have another winning season.

North Carolina to 8.5 (-115)

I suspect that number has risen to 8.5 due to the star power of quarterback Drake May. But UNC’s defense last year was terrible, and Mack Brown teams tend to lose games they’re expected to win. The schedule is tight: South Carolina, App State and Minnesota in non-conflict games and trips to Pitt, Clemson and North Carolina State in the ACC game. I need to dive more into additional defensive transfers before I commit to this.

Syracuse to 6.5 (-120)

Last year, Syracuse went from 6-0 to 7-6. The Oranges have lost pioneering offensive coordinator Robert Anae of North Carolina State, NFL star running back Sean Tucker, and three starters on both offensive and secondary lines. In a conference game, Syracuse travels to North Carolina and Florida, hosts Clemson, and forgoes a home game to play Pitt at Yankee Stadium. There is also a trip to Purdue. It’s hard for me to find seven wins in this chart.

Texas A&M over 7.5 (-150)

Perhaps all the talent that Texas A&M has gathered can finally come together, especially on offense. Jimbo Fischer will apparently hand over the reins to Bobby Petrino, and using Conner Weigman and Evan Stewart as building blocks is a good place to start. An 8-4 record doesn’t sound crazy.

Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fischer addresses his team during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State in Starkville, Mississippi, Saturday, Oct. 10. September 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Total winnings on bets I avoid

Alabama to 10.5 (-165)

There are very few product returns in Alabama, and the quarterback is under serious question. The skepticism of this Alabama team is understandable, but I’m not ready to join this party. I don’t see myself taking the position this year.

Ohio State to 10.5 (-115)

I have serious questions about the quarterback and the forward, but doubting Ohio State doesn’t seem like a wise decision. Even if the offense isn’t as productive as we’re used to, Jim Knowles’ defense could be significantly better in his second year in charge of the division.

Oklahoma over 9.5 (-120)

I was hoping I could get over 8.5 wins in Oklahoma when the Sooners after such a disappointing rookie season for coach Brent Venables. Instead, it rose to 9.5 on BetMGM. After a season with so many close losses, I think Oklahoma has the talent to be a legitimate Big 12 title contender, but I don’t like the value here at all.

TCU over 7.5 (-145)

I suspect that TCU will attract some serious action after reaching the national championship game last season. I won’t be a part of it. The Horned Frogs outperformed last year, won six games with one possession, and have so many key players to replace. I’m going to pass.

Texas over 9.5 (-125)

I’m actually on board with the Texas hype this year. However, there is too much parity in the Big 12 to feel comfortable here. I think Quinn Ewers is going to be one of the best quarterbacks in the Big 12, but I have questions about defense and I have a trip to Alabama next week. Playing 10-2 will be a challenge.

USC over 9.5 (-175)

I was at USC under 9.5 wins last year but it obviously didn’t work out. Caleb Williams and the offense were incredible and the defense was terrible, but USC found a way to win games with the best turnover margin in the country. The defense – at least from a staffing point of view – should be better, but it’s hard not to wonder if the trade’s luck might turn the other way. There are also games against Notre Dame, Utah, Washington, Oregon and UCLA on the schedule in about a month. I stay away.

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French Open 2023: Women’s Bracket, TV Schedule, Broadcasts, Results & More



Tennis fans could see the open women’s draw at the 2023 French Open.

The current champion and world number. 1 Iga Swiatek is looking to become the first consecutive Roland-Garros champion in 16 years, but he has suffered several injuries this season. She withdrew from the Miami Open in March with a rib injury, and then a hip injury forced her to pull out of the Italian Open early.

World No. 2 Arina Sobolenko enters the tournament as the second seed, but clay surfaces have given her problems in her career. She never advanced past the third round of the French Open despite reaching at least the semi-finals in three other major tournaments. However, she won her first Grand Slam title by winning the Australian Open in January.

Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina won the Italian Open, which could give her the opportunity to make a big push in the next few weeks.

The full women’s draw for the 2023 French Open is shown below.

Women’s brace

Here is the 2023 Women’s French Open draw:

You can see the bracket on the official Roland Garros website.

How to watch

NBC/NBC Sports, Peacock and Tennis Channel are your home for the 2023 French Open. NBC and Peacock will broadcast live the first two days of main draw play beginning Sunday, May 28 and continuing through Monday, May 29. Tennis Channel broadcasts daily live from Tuesday, May 30 to Friday, June 2. On the middle weekend of the tournament, NBC and Peacock will again cover the events.

Coverage returns to Tennis Channel the following weekdays, with NBC/Peacock returning for the semi-finals and finals of the men’s and women’s singles.

You can also broadcast the report on well as the NBC Sports app.

broadcast schedule

Below is the full broadcast schedule for the 2023 French Open. All times are Eastern.

France open broadcast schedule for 2023

dates Time (Eastern) platforms Round
dates Time (Eastern) platforms Round
Sunday, May 28 5:00-16:00 tennis channel first round
12-15 hours peacock
Monday, May 29 5:00-15:00 tennis channel first round
11:00-15:00 NBK | peacock
15:00–17:30 peacock
Tuesday, May 30 5:00-17:00 tennis channel first round
Wednesday, May 31 5:00-17:00 tennis channel second round
Thursday, June 1 5:00-17:00 tennis channel second round
Friday, June 2 5:00-17:00 tennis channel third round
Saturday, June 3 5:00-13:00 tennis channel third round
12-15 hours NBK | peacock
15:00–17:30 peacock
Sunday 4 June 5:00-13:00 tennis channel Fourth round
12-15 hours NBK | peacock
15:00–17:30 peacock
Monday, June 5 5:00-17:00 tennis channel Fourth round
Tuesday 6 June 5:00-12:00 tennis channel Quarterfinal
14:00–17:00 tennis channel
Wednesday 7 June 5:00-12:00 tennis channel Quarterfinal
14:00–17:00 tennis channel
Thursday, June 8 6:00-14:00 tennis channel Women semi-finals
11:00-14:00 NBK | peacock
Friday, June 9 8:00-16:00 tennis channel Men. Semi-finals
11:00-15:00 NBK | peacock
Saturday, June 10 9:00-14:00 NBK | peacock Women’s final
Sunday 11 June 9:00-14:00 NBK | peacock Men final

Schedule and Results (All East Times)

May 28, Sunday — first round

Panna Udvardi vs. Irina Shimanovich – 5:00 AM ET
Nadia Podoroska vs. Jessica Ponchet – 5:00 AM ET
Shuai Zhang (29) – Magdalena Frech – 5:00 AM ET
Nuria Parrisas Diaz vs. Storm Hunter – 5:00 AM ET
Marta Kostyuk – Arina Sobolenko (2) – 5:00 AM ET
Maria Sakkari (8) – Karolina Muchova – 7:00 AM ET
Sarah Beylek vs. Camilla Rakhimova – 7:00 AM ET
Magda Lynette (21) – Layla Fernandez – 7:00 AM ET
Alize Cornet vs. Camila Giorgi – 8:30 AM ET
Leolia Gingin vs. Kimberly Birrell – 8:30 AM ET
Eliza Mertens (28) – Victoria Khrunchakova – 8:30 AM ET
Clara Towson vs. Alexandra Sasnovich – 8:30 AM ET
Taylor Townsend – Anastasia Potapova (24) – 9:00 AM ET
Tamara Zidansek vs. Qinwen Zheng U19 – 9:00 AM ET
Anna Bondar – Irina-Kamelia Begu (27) – 10:30 AM ET
Ludmila Samsonova (15) – Kathy Wolynets – 10:30 AM ET
Sara Errani vs. Jill Teichmann – 10:30 AM ET
Maiar Sheriff vs. Madison Brengle – 10:30 AM ET
Jules Neumeier vs. Daria Kasatkina (9) – 10:30 AM ET
Danielle Collins – Jessica Pegula (3) – 10:30 AM ET

May 29, Monday — first round

Ilena Ying-Albon vs. Claire Liu – TBD
Iga Swiatek Vs Cristina Bucsa – TBD
Rebecca Peterson vs Fiona Ferro – TBD
Lin Zhu vs. Lauren Davis (TBC)
Nao Hibino vs. Anna-Lena Friedsam – TBD
Ekaterina Alexandrova (23) vs. Victoria Tomova (tbc)
Xinyu Wang vs. Marie Buzkova (31) – TBD
Clara Burel vs. Sara Sorribes Tormo – TBD
Simone Waltert vs Qualification – TBD
Petra Kvitova (10) vs. Elisabetta Cocciaretto (TBC)
Tatiana Maria vs. Beatriz Haddad Maia (14) – tbd
Veronika Kudermetova (11) vs. Anna Karolina Shmidlova (tbc)
Rebecca Marino vs Diana Schneider – TBD
Linda Noskova vs Danka Kovinic – TBD
Arancha Rus vs. Julia Grabher – TBD
Elena Rybakina (4) vs. Brenda Frukhvirtova – TBD
Anna Kalinskaya vs. Emma Navarro – TBD
Mirra Andreeva vs. Alison Riske-Amritraj – TBD
Kaya Kanepi vs Madison Keys U20 – TBD
Elina Avanesyan vs. Belinda Bencic (12) – tbd
Rebeka Masarova vs Coco Gauff (6) – TBD
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Linda Furkhvirtova – TBD
Kayla Day vs. Kristina Mladenovic – TBD
Dayana Yastremska vs. Donna Vekic (22) – TBD
Varvara Gracheva vs Dalma Galfi – TBD
Karolina Pliskova (16) vs. Sloane Stephens (TBC)
Olga Danilovich vs Katerina Beindl – TBD
Yulia Putintseva vs. Marina Zanevskaya – TBD
Marketa Vondrousova vs. Alicia Parks – TBD
Peyton Stearns vs. Katerina Sinyakova – TBD
Elena Ostapenko (17) vs. Teresa Martincova (tbd)
Elina Svitolina vs. Martina Trevisan (26) – TBD
Anette Kontaveit vs. Bernarda Pera – TBD
Anna Blinkova vs Ysaline Bonaventura – TBD
Angelina Kalinina (25) vs. Diane Perry – TBD
Carolina Garcia (5) vs. Siyu Wang (TBC)
Alena Bolsova vs. Kristina Kutsova – TBD
Lesya Tsurenko vs. Barbora Kreychikova (13) – TBD
Katherine McNally vs. Ana Bogdan – TBD
Victoria Azarenka (18) vs. Bianca Andreescu (TBC)
Lucia Bronzetti vs. Ons Jaber (7) – TBD
Selena Janichievich vs Ocean Dodin – TBD
Sorana Kirstea (30) vs. Jasmine Paolini – TBD

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Rodrik Pleasant wins California 100m and 200m titles



They sat behind everyone else at Buchanan High School Veterans Memorial Stadium and then rose on the final lap with a wave, causing excitement in the stands closest to the finish of Saturday’s State Track Finals.

But for Rodrik Pleasant, they were standing before the gun went off.

Half the stands were already out of their seats, the mass of kids in the upper lobby with their phones aiming for the starting marks for the boys’ 100m race. The last prep dose they ever got from the Superman dance 100 with history at Gardena Serra.

Rodrik Pleasant of Gardena Serra (center) wins the junior state 100m title, setting the competition record. Simi Valley’s Jaylon Barbarin (left) finished sixth and South Torrance’s Anthony Flowers (right) finished fourth.

(Nick Goat)

All eyes were on Pleasant for months, his senior season turned into a race against himself after his famous state record of 10.14 at the Junior Masters Meet. Expectations were looming at the state Saturday and his hamstring was aching as Serra’s coach Christopher Mack said Pleasant was trying to deal with strain in the back of his knee.

In another busy field, Pleasant might have given up. Instead, he raced to a record time of 10.20 seconds.

And an hour later, he crossed the finish line, beating a hard field 200 in 20.67 seconds, his second gold medal of the day, and a fist thrown into the sky like John Bender in the final shot of The Breakfast Club.

“Just soak it up,” Pleasant said of his post-100 mentality. “It was different… but just finish it, have fun, enjoy. I will never live to see that time again.”

Finishing behind Pleasant in 20.95 seconds in the 200m race, Granada Hills’ Dijon Stanley hugged Pleasant’s shoulders in exhausted camaraderie in what was a brilliant moment for two of the best athletes Los Angeles has produced in recent years.

Dijon Stanley of Granada Hills wins the 400m.

Granada Hills’ Dijon Stanley wins the boys’ 400m with a career-best time of 45.19 seconds. Long Beach Poly’s Zai Rix (left) was second and Lincoln’s Jayden Rattay (right) was third.

(Nick Goat)

Stanley reached new heights as a senior after a dominant football season, breaking his own best time in the state to win 400 gold medals on Saturday in 45.75 seconds.

“Just coming out this year, I was like, ‘I’m just going to leave it all there, this is my last year,'” Stanley said. “I have nothing to lose”.

He helped secure the city section’s dominance over the state’s audience by capturing the Granada Hills boys’ tag team title by placing third in the 4X400 relay, the city’s first program to win the boys’ tag team title. after Dorsey in 2005

Equally impressive was Ventura High’s superstar sophomore Sadie Engelhardt, who crooned her way to a barely qualifying time of 4:50:64 in Friday’s girls’ 1600m preliminaries before stepping on the gas on her way to a competition record of 4:33 .45. the final. It may not even have been her biggest achievement yet – she knocked out Riverside State JW North leader Mackenzie Brown in the 800m with a final push to a winning time of 2:07:22.

Ventura sophomore Sadie Engelhardt wins the state title in the girls’ 1600 meters.

(Nick Goat)

“I love racing where there is the most competition,” Engelhardt said at the end of April.

Other stands

Long Beach’s Long Beach Wilson’s Aujane Lucky and Kaylyn Edwards helped lead an outstanding women’s program to a tag team title with respective victories in the 400m and 300m hurdles. Lucky won the 400m in 43.26 and Edwards became the 300m hurdles champion in 41.57.

Upland’s Davis Davis-Lyric went on to dominate the boys’ 110 hurdles but tripped over the 300 hurdle and was disqualified as Jordan’s Darryl Stevens took the win in 37.44.

Oaks Christian Junior Nia Clayton went on to national level with a winning time of 11.45 in the girls’ 100m as reigning Rhine State champion Redmond stumbled with an injury and failed to finish. Culver City sophomore Joel Trepanier surprised even herself with a late shot in the 200m, passing defending Serra Brazilian champion Neil to finish in 23.62.

“I did not expect this,” smiled Trepanier after the race.

Corona Santiago’s top distance runner, Riley Blade, won the girls’ 3200 by a narrow margin over Oaks Christian’s Peyton Godsey in a time of 10:02:19 to 10:02:63. Highland’s Matthew Donis challenged the seed time with a fifth-place win over the boys by 3200 points in a brilliant 8:51:37.

In the field event, JSerra’s Brandon See won the discus throw at 196’4″ and the shot put at 62’9.5″. Meagan Humphreys Castaica, the track Swiss army knife, did not win any individual field competitions, but earned four medals – fourth in the high jump, second in the long jump, second in the triple jump and fifth in the 200m.

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Heat on the verge of historic collapse as Celtics force Game 7 due to White’s failure | NBA



The Boston Celtics were a tenth of a second away from elimination. The Miami Heat were a tenth of a second away from the NBA Finals.

Derrick White owns this last moment.

White scored a goal as time expired and the Boston Celtics were on the verge of the greatest comeback in NBA playoff history, holding the Miami Heat 104–103 on Saturday night and forcing Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

He knew it was good. The judges considered it, but the official word was not long in coming.

Delight in Boston. Ruin for Miami.

“Just happy we won,” White said. “All that is needed.”

Jason Tatum scored 31 points, Jaylen Brown scored 26, and Marcus Smart added 21 for the Celtics, who became only the fourth NBA team to tie a best-of-seven series 3-0 down and force the decider. The rest of the club—the 1951 New York Knicks in the NBA Finals, the 1994 Denver Nuggets in the second round, and the 2003 Portland Trail Blazers in the first round—all lost Game 7 on the road.

Boston, however, is about to return home to try its hand at history. Game 7 will take place Monday night at the Celtics court and will decide who will face the Western Conference champion Denver Nuggets in the title series starting Thursday.

“It’s a seven-game streak,” Heat coach Eric Spoelstra said. “There is nothing better than game 7.”

Derrick White of the Celtics scores the winning goal in Saturday’s Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Photographer: Isaac Baldison/NBAE/Getty Images

Jimmy Butler made three free throws with 3.0 seconds left to take a one-point lead, ending the Miami Rally with 10 points with less than four minutes remaining.

The Celtics had the ball intercepted by White on the last possession of the game, and he passed to Smart, who missed a three-pointer. But White rushed from the entry point to the basket, the ball hit his hands, and he hit the ley-in just before time expired.

“It’s just that the guys are showing resilience,” Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla said. “That’s all.”

Mazzulla was asked what came into his mind at that moment.

“Nothing,” Mazzulla said. “Game 7”.

Butler scored 24 points and Caleb Martin 21 for the Heat, who are trying to make their incredible run to the title streak by becoming only the second No. 8 seed to reach the NBA Finals. They’ve lost as many games this week – three – as they have in their first 14 playoff games this spring combined on their way to ousting No. 1 Milwaukee, then No. 5 New York and taking what should have been insurmountable. 3-. 0 ahead of the second-place Celtics.

So far, the Celtics have won five of the last six games of the Eastern Finals in Miami, a stretch that includes Game 7 over the Heat last season to reach the NBA Finals.

He obviously ended the heat season. At least this time Miami still has a chance.

“I don’t know how we’re going to do it, but we’re going to go out there and do it,” Spoelstra said. “And that’s what the next 48 hours will be about. Nothing has been easy for our group this season, so we just have to go the hard way.”

The Heat are the 151st team to take a 3-0 lead in a best-of-seven series. All 150 previous clubs have completed the work. But the Celtics have made it very clear they have other ideas, and Mazzulla listed plenty of reasons why.

“Faith. love unity corporality. faith Hope.” Mazulla said. “All these things put together. It starts in the dressing room. These guys had a choice and they chose to believe in each other.”

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