Stone Cold Locks

By Bob Gaughan

2022 Record 44-24-2

2021 record 62-49

2020 record  52-52-4

2019 Record  62-41-2

2018 Record 72-50-3

Total: 292-216-11=57%


Mr. Over/Under:  Bills-Dolphins Under 44

Bonus: Bengals -3.5 over Tampa Bay


I got to see Santa this week and he told me whose been good or bad in the NFL. When it comes to the spread Detroit and Cincinnati have been good, covering 10 of 13-games. When it comes to O/U, Denver has been bad, going over just 2 out of 13-games, while Tampa is not far behind, going over 3-times.  We also discussed the weather in Buffalo for Saturday night’s game and he said, if it’s snowing a lot Saturday morning, bet the under before it goes way down. Ho Ho Ho. I agree with him on that. Therefore my pick this week is Buffalo/Miami under if the Lake Effect snow hits during the game. If not, I like Cincy -3.5 at Tampa. The Bengals have too much fire power, and Tampa can’t stop the run. It can’t snow at both games can it?



Man in Stripes: Teaser- Bills -1 and Under 48.5

Does this seem too easy??? We all know what the weather might turn into on Saturday night at the Ralph.  The Bills are 9-2 towards the under in the last 11.  Both offenses and QB’s have been struggling. Tua in the cold and snow, good luck with that.  They could play this game anywhere in the USA and that includes South Florida and the Bills aren’t losing twice to the Fins. All I need is a Bills win against a Dolphins team playing their third straight tough road game. This game might be over when the plane lands at the airport. Hill is banged up and the Bills owe them for what happened in Miami. Get the woodshed ready.  I will be there and CAN’T WAIT!!!!

Mono: Cincinnati -3.5 over Tampa Bay

Tom Brady and the Bucs offense is broken. They’d be in sheer panic if not for the fact they are in the worst division in football. They need to start putting some wins together but it won’t start this Sunday. Joe Burrow and the Bengals have found their stride and the Bucs won’t be able to hang here.  Bengals win by a touchdown or more.


Brutal:UTSA -1.5 over Troy in Cure Bowl

This could be a great game on Friday in the first day of bowl season.  You have two conference champions going at it and two teams that are on 10 game winning streaks.  This is a classic game with a great offense going up against a good defense. I will go with the offense and quarterback Frank Harris. Harris threw 31 TD’s against only 7 interceptions this year. His rating for the year was 167. I’ll go with the better QB and better offense in what could be a shootout.




Bob:  Oregon State -10 over Florida in Las Vegas Bowl

Whenever Vegas is begging me to take a side I always go the other way.  Vegas is begging me to take Florida with the 10 points. An SEC team getting 10 points, Come on.  Well looking into this game Florida will be without all of there stars not just QB Anthony Richardson. Also missing the game will be guard O’Cyrus Torrence, WR Justin Shorter and big DT Gervon Dexter. All of these players are preparing for the NFL draft. Florida has a ton of players that have hit the portal as well. I think a more focused Oregon State team looking for a ten-win season comes in and takes care of business. And if you’re not totally focused is there a worse city to be in than Las Vegas. Florida will be starting a third string QB in his first start.  The Beavers strong ground attack controls the game.

Bob Gaughan

Bob Gaughan has worked in Buffalo media for over 25 years. He spent 15 of those years as a staple on WGR radio as a talk show host and sports director. Currently, Bob works for UB Athletics on the radio broadcast of football and women’s basketball. Off the air, he has been an adjunct professor for over 20 years at Buffalo State College where he developed and has taught a class on how to be a talk show host.

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