Which do you think is easier?  Betting on darts or betting on American football?  Tonight for the first time, I decided to take a stab at looking at the complete rundown of college football and NFL games that are posted in the Review Journal, to see what I thought about the totals and the game matchups when viewing the spreads.  I found that I spent a few hours on the phone texting a friend who was eager to let me know he doesn't follow college football, and hates picking on games he knows nothing about.  I wondered, though, does it matter? I mean does doing your homework about the weather, the injuries, the travel, even checking athletes Facebook pages, even matter?  Does listening to Vegas radio actually help you gain insight and perspective that makes a difference when it comes to your pocketbook.   As much as you can learn about a game, before it's played, there is still the chance you might be completely wrong.  There are no guarantees when it comes to gambling.

For the past year I've been privy to game insight by experts in Vegas who are professional handicappers.  Still I would consider myself a novice when it comes to knowing how to gamble on American Football.  The following selections were made without listening to Vegas insiders.     Admittedly, I felt a bit lost tonight doing my selections without having done much preparation.  I'm interested to see how I do without much prep work.  I have a feeling next week I might be calling on some friends for some game insight.

GATECHvsVA [ GATech/O ]

UConnvsUCF [ UCF/O ]

BALLSTvsAKRON [ BALLST/O ] 

MIAOHIOvsOHIOU [ OHIOU/ O ]

BUFFvsKENTST [ KENTS/U ]

WMICHvsUMASS [ WMICH/O ] 

HOUvsRUTG [ RUT/O ] 

BCvsNC [ NC/U ] 

CLEMSONvsMD [ CLEMSON/U ]

DUKEvsVATECH [ VATECH/O ]

PITTvsNAVY [ PITT/U ] 

UABvsTXSANANTO [ TXS/U ] 

TEMPLEvsSMU [ SMU/U ] 

EMICHIGANvsNILLINOIS [ NILLINOIS /U] 

ARIZONAvsCOLO [ ARIZONA/U ] 

VANDYvsTAMU [ TAMU/U ]

AUBURNvsTENN [ AUB/U ] 

TENNvsBAMA [ BAMA/U ] 

UCLAvsOREGON [ OREGON / U ] 

UTAHvsUSC [ USC/U ] 

TULSAvsTULANE [ TULANE/O ] 

CALvsWASH [ WASH/O ] 

WVvsKANSASST [ KSATE/O ]

MICHvsILL [ MICH/O ] 

WAKEvsMIAFLA [ #MIAFLA/U ] 

NCSTvsFSU [ FSU/ O]

TEXASTECHvsOU [ OU/O ] 

TEXASvsTCU [ TCU/U ]

NWvsIOWA [ NW/U ] 

UNLVvsNV [ UNLV / U ] 

WYOMINGvsSANJOSE [ SJ/U ]

STANFORDvsOREGONST [ STANFORD / O ]

TROYvsWKENT [ WKENT/U ]

NOTREDAMEvsAIRFORCE [ ND/U ]

GASTATEvsULMONROE [ ULMON/ U ] 

SALABAMAvsTEXASST [ TEXASST/ U ]

IDAHOvsMISS [ IDAHO/U ]

NTEXASvsSOTHRNMISS [ NTX/O ] 

LOUISTECHvsFIU [ LATECH/U ] 

SCvsMO [ MO/U ]

OKCvsIOWAST [ OKC/U ] 

BAYLORvsKANSAS [ BAYLOR / OVER ] 

NEBRASKAvsMN [ MINN/U ]

LOUISVILLEvsSFLORIDA [  USF/O ] 

TOLEDOvsBG [ BG/O ] 

PENNSTvsOHIOST [ PSU/OVER ] 

UTEPvsRICE [ RICE/U] 

FRESNOvsSANDIEGOST [ FRESNO/ O ] 

COLORADOSTATEvsHAWAII [ CS/U ]

FURMANvsLSU [ FURMAN/O ] 

Odds posted in www.reviewjournal.com

NFL picks will to be shared separately prior to Sunday's 1 pm EST games