South Carolina Gamecocks at Missouri Tigers

Sep 30, 2015 by

The South Carolina Gamecocks head to square off against the Missouri Tigers at Memorial Stadium at Faurot Field this week. The game kicks off Saturday, Oct 3 at 12:00 p.m. ET and will be shown on SECN.

In last week’s matchup, Missouri lost to Kentucky 21-13. Maty Mauk had a quality performance through the air in the loss, connecting on 15 of 30 pass attempts for 180 yards and one TD. South Carolina is hoping for another victory like last week’s performance, when it defeated UCF 31-14. Pharoh Cooper had a good performance for the Gamecocks, grabbing four receptions for 69 yards and one TD. Lorenzo Nunez had 184 yards and two TDs through the air.

As a small three-point underdog, the Gamecocks look to upend the Tigers. The Over/Under (O/U) is unavailable currently.

While the Tigers are 3-1 Straight Up (SU), they’ve fallen short Against The Spread (ATS) this season with a 0-4 record. Expect the Tigers defense to restrict South Carolina’s passing attack. The Tigers have the 13th-ranked pass defense in the nation and give up only 146.2 passing yards per game.

As for their opponent, the Gamecocks head into Week 5 with records of 2-2 for both ATS and SU. The Tigers might be leery of throwing too often against the Gamecocks. They rank 22nd in the country in interceptions with 1.5 on the season.

Predictions: SU Winner – Missouri, ATS Winner – Missouri

South Carolina is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of South Carolina’s last 8 games.

South Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road.

South Carolina is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Carolina’s last 6 games on the road.

Missouri is 1-0 SU when leading at the half this season.

Based on overall FBS ratings, Missouri holds the upper hand in the passing game. Its passing attack (ranked 76th in the nation) will face the 86th-ranked pass defense of South Carolina, while its 13th-ranked pass defense will look to limit the 114th-ranked passing game of the Gamecocks.

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2015 NFC South Odds and NFL Pick Predictions

Sep 2, 2015 by

The worst division in the NFL a year ago was the NFC South where no team finished with a winning record. The Carolina Panthers won the division for the second straight season but they did so with a 7-8-1 record.  Sportsbooks think it will be a three-team race in 2015 as the Panthers, Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints are all listed with odds of about 2-1.  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the longshot at odds of 9-1.  Let’s look at all four teams, 2015 NFC South NFL odds and 2015 NFC South predictions.

Odds to Win NFC South

Atlanta Falcons 9-5

New Orleans Saints 2-1

Carolina Panthers 2-1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9-1

Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons have a new head coach in Dan Quinn who is expected to immediately improve one of the worst defenses in the NFL.  Quinn inherits a good offense led by quarterback Matt Ryan and wide receiver Julio Jones so if he can work some magic with the defense it could be a very good season for Atlanta.  The Falcons took linebacker Vic Beasley in the first round of the NFL Draft and he should make an immediate impact.  Oddsmakers definitely know what they are doing as the Falcons should be vastly improved in 2015 and win the NFC South.

New Orleans Saints

The Saints still have quarterback Drew Brees but they do not have tight end Jimmy Graham who is now in Seattle.  It will be up to Brees to find a new favorite target this season and it could be that Brandin Cooks emerges as his top receiver.  The offense is usually not the problem for the Saints as they score enough points but they can’t stop anyone.  Overrated defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is still with the Saints and that means the defense is going to struggle again in 2015.

Carolina Panthers

The Panthers suffered a big loss as wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin was lost for the season due to a torn ACL. The Panthers had a pedestrian offense before Benjamin got hurt and now it will be even worse.  The defense is going to have to play a lot better than they did a year ago if the Panthers are to contend because quarterback Cam Newton is not good enough to win games on his own.  He has seen his passing yards go down in each of his four seasons in the NFL and his rushing yards have gone down in every year since 2012.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Bucs have a new starting quarterback in rookie Jameis Winston and if he plays well the Bucs should be improved.  Whether or not they can contend will depend upon getting more out of the running game and getting the defense to start making plays.  Head coach Lovie Smith is known as a defensive coach but so far he has done little to improve the Bucs defense.

2015 Regular Season Win Totals NFL Picks by BTB

Atlanta Falcons 8.5 under -140

New Orleans Saints 8.5 over -120

Carolina Panthers 8.5 under -145

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 under -130

2015 NFC South Picks

  1. Atlanta Falcons
  2. New Orleans Saints
  3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  4. Carolina Panthers
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How to become a gamer?

Jul 31, 2015 by

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Gaming seems to be pretty popular thing right now, and there are more and more young people playing video games. It seems as if video games have never been so popular, and the people playing them are good, and some of them are really, really good. As the old saying goes „If you’re good at something never do it for free“, some of these people realized that they could make some money out of it, and so they became professional gamers. But, how does one become a gamer? Well, just stick to us and read this article and everything will become a lot clearer to you. So, let’s begin.

Step 1 – Find your genre

First of all, you need to find a game genre that you’re good at. Some people like shooting games, some like sports games, other like strategy games, etc. Whatever your taste may be, you need to find a genre that fits you perfectly and excel in it.


Step 2 – Train, train, train

You can never accomplish anything without training, and such is the case here. In order for you to be good at gaming, you’ll need to spend a lot of time playing video games. Also, you should keep in mind that this is not completely healthy, so remember to leave the house every now and then.

Step 3 – Observe others

In order for you to know how to act and how to behave as a professional gamer, you’ll need to observe others and act like them. No one likes people who like to show off that much, and so, the best thing would be to learn by observing and to mimic these already established gamers.

SANTA MONICA, CA-JULY 25, 2013:  left to right-Darshan (ZionSpartan) Upadhyaya, Josh (NintendudeX) Atkins, Danny (Shiphtur) Le, and Brandon (DontMashMe) Phan,  members of the eSports team going by the name of Team Coast,  play a match in the League Championship Series for League of Legends, a tournament for a PC-based video game at Riot Studios in Santa Monica on July 25, 2013.  Danny (Shiptur) Le from Edmonton, Canada on May 29, 2013 became the first eSports player to get a P1-A visa to play on a U.S.-based eSports team.  (Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times)

Step 4 – Find an agent

This may sound a bit weird, but these professional gamers are like movie starts to people who like video games. That is why, like the movie starts, you’ll need to have an agent, and finding one is never easy. You should start hitting the places where all the well known players hang out and play video games, and hope to be discovered by one of these agents. Or, you could go to these agents, and explain to them why you thing you’ll be the next big thing, Whatever the way of tracking your agents may be, you need to realize that nowadays, and agent is a must-have.


Step 5 – Be down to Earth

So, if you make it in the world of professional gaming, just like the professional sportsmen, you’ll be a role models to some younger generations. They will look up to you, and that is why it’s really important to be down to Earth. A lot of kids would want to be just like you when they grow up, so do not let them down. This might result them in losing their faith in you, and the entire gaming industry, for that matter. So, don’t keep your head up in the clouds, and everything should turn out all right for you, for the gaming community, and all the young kids that look up to you.


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