Marc Lawrence

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Marc Lawrence

  • Marc Lawrence's NFC EAST DIVISION 2009 FOOTBALL PREVIEW

    Hands down the toughest division in the NFC, and arguably in the entire NFL, the NFC EAST DIVISION is home to the best defensive brand of football in the league. The division completed a �grand slam' of sorts in 2008 when all four residents ended...
  • Marc Lawrence's SEC CONFERENCE 2009 FOOTBALL PREVIEW

    SECond to none. That's the SEC's mantra and it's hard to argue. Consider, the SEC: has lead the nation in total attendance the last 27 seasons; owns the best non-conference win percentage 18 of the last 29 seasons, including 43-13 last...
  • College Football Picks: Bet AGAINST Alabama & Penn State this week

    JoePa might not be smiling after this week AS THE NOOSE TIGHTENS November is, unquestionably, the best time of the season for sports fans. The NFL enters its second-half race, College Football concludes with teams scurrying for bowl bids while the...
  • College Football Cheat Sheet 10/10/09

    By Marc Lawrence Let's examine some of the top factors and handicapping trends on teams in the USA TODAY Coaches' Top 25 Poll on this week's college football card in games versus lined opponents. Top 25 ranking in (parenthesis). All results...
  • 2010 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE FOOTBALL PREVIEW

    By Marc Lawrence One of only two conferences (along with the SEC) with five teams in the pre-season Top 25, the ACC will brace itself in 2010 when they take on the toughest schedule in the nation against opponents that compiled a winning percentage...
  • Weekend Football Betting Preview (11/1-11/2) from Marc Lawrence

    Eight is enough. The eight undefeated teams that remain in college football, that is. As we head in to Halloween weekend it will be interesting to see how many of the eight unbeaten teams remain unscathed after this week's action. In addition...
  • Find out which college football underdogs have no bite this week

    "Now I'm almost over you...I've almost shook the blues So when you come back around after painting the town You'll see I'm almost over you ." We all know the value of a live home dog. Especially in college football...
  • Brilliant Disguise: Play AGAINST favorites after beating 5-0 teams as a dog

    "The gypsy swore our future was right. But come the wee wee hours, well maybe baby the gypsy lied. So when you look at me, you better look hard and look twice. Is that me baby, or just a brilliant disguise." Deception can...
  • LET'S GO BOWLING By Marc Lawrence

    It's that time of the year where we head to the alleys and look to knock down anything in our path. No, we're not talking street gangs or the PBA. It's the last leg of the 2009 College Football season and with it the last chance to stuff the...
  • College Football Cheat Sheet (10/29)

    By Marc Lawrence It's Halloween weekend and with it the potential of upsets galore on the College Football card. Which teams will be tricking and which teams will be treating? Answers to these questions follow below. Here are the teams currently...
  • BIG 12 TOURNAMENT PREVIEW

    By Marc Lawrence PROJECTED FINAL FOUR: Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri and Texas THE WAY WE SEE IT: The NCAA committee will probably hand out invitations to seven Big 12 schools, but can any of them be trusted in this event? KANSAS does arrive...
  • PAC 10 TOURNAMENT PREVIEW

    By Marc Lawrence PROJECTED FINAL FOUR: California, Arizona State, Washington and USC THE WAY WE SEE IT: In the eight-year history of this tournament, there have been six different winners. CALIFORNIA isn't one of them. Could this be the...
  • Weekend Football Betting Preview (10/18-10/19) from Marc Lawrence

    Trent Edwards is expected to return for the Bills this week A new No.1 team tops the College Football polls while the NFL is down to one undefeated team as Halloween weekend draws near. Listed below are a half-dozen of the top games on this weekend's...
  • Weekend Football Betting Preview (10/25-10/26) from Marc Lawrence

    Lendale White and the Titans look to stay unbeaten on Monday Night Football And then there was one. One undefeated team left in the 2008 NFL season that is. The Tennessee Titans hold that honor while on the College football front no less than nine teams...
  • 3-Straight Loss Playoff Teams

    Weve seen it time and again. Teams scratch and claw to land a spot in the NBA playoffs and before they realize it they are in over their heads and are soon headed home. This is especially true for teams that have lost three straight playoff games in...
  • Marc Lawrence's AFC WEST DIVISION 2009 FOOTBALL PREVIEW

    Three new coaches went camping for the first time with teams in the new-look AFC WEST DIVISION this summer. Not surprisingly, none of who are expected to produce winning seasons in 2009. Welcome to the mild, mild West. By deduction, that leaves San...
  • FOUR ON THE FLOOR

    By Marc Lawrence   Our powerful database tells us that Game Four is a critical turning point for most College Football teams, especially if they're playing off their first loss of the season. From a handicapping perspective, the venue goes a long...
  • 5-0 FAT CATS

    By Marc Lawrence It's the time of the season in which undefeated teams in the world of College Football begin entertaining ideas of playing in the coveted BCS title game. Especially for those teams that have managed to open the season with five...
  • Stats Matter - A Guide to Handicapping the Bowl Games

    By Marc Lawrence Smart handicappers alike agree on one thing - preparation is the key to success. The better prepared you are the better chance you stand at succeeding. With the 2010 College Bowl season now upon us it's time to get ready for...
  • 2010 CONFERENCE USA FOOTBALL PREVIEW

    By Marc Lawrence ‘Welcome Back' is the theme in 2010 in the C-USA. Its 2009 Most Valuable Player (Houston QB Case Keenum), its 2009 Defensive Player of the Year (UCF DE Bruce Miller) and its 2009 Special Teams Player of the Year (East Carolina...
  • BUBBLE TROUBLE...Making The Final Cut

    By Marc Lawrence Get your dancing shoes out. With just two weeks remaining to the start of the 2011 NCAA Tournament, teams sitting on the outside looking in are now - more than ever - sweating their bubbles off. For the legitimate teams who find...
  • NFL Divisional Playoffs

    By Marc Lawrence After expanding its playoff format to 12 teams in 1990, the NFL left the door wide open to the possibilities of a Wild Card team running the table and hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. And while a Wild Card team has done so only seven...
  • Marc Lawrence's 2009 CFB MID AMERICAN CONFERENCE Preview

    Entering its 63 rd year of gridiron competition, the MID AMERICAN CONFERENCE will once again play a balanced schedule, meaning each team will play eight conference games in 2009. Let's hope the results are more balanced that last year when Buffalo...
  • Marc Lawrence's 2009 CFB CUSA Preview

    The CONFERENCE USA is 12 years old and like a youngster about to enter puberty, they are breaking out all over. Four teams from the league reached the 70-point scoring plateau in a game last year. That represented twice as many that had scored that...
  • Weekend Football Betting Preview (11/15-11/16) from Marc Lawrence

    Tony Romo has a key trend in his favor this week Don't look now but with Thanksgiving Day dinner on the burner it's getting to be 'push-comes-to-shove' time in college football. With teams scurrying to become bowl eligible and others...