After a busy weekend of football and baseball, Monday was a day to debrief with the crew of “Odds & Ends”, the weekly show streamed on Bet.NOLA.com.
For the Louisiana teams, that meant it was time to rip off the band-aid. LSU and the Saints both lost as home favorites, both with collapses in the fourth quarter. The Tigers failed to cover a 3½ point lead in a 24-19 loss to Auburn, and the Saints, who scored 7 points, lost 27-21 in overtime to the Giants.
Opinions on the show varied as to whether it was time to panic. For LSU? An upcoming schedule that includes the top 25 teams from Kentucky, Florida, Ole Miss and Alabama means it’s only reasonable that Tigers fans feel bad about the prospects for the rest of the world. the season.
Many tight NFL spreads this week could lead to another round of upheaval
The Saints are more of a mixed bag. A 2-2 start isn’t the end of the world, especially given New Orleans’ injuries. Jim Derry, who had Jeff Duncan on his “Dattitude” podcast Monday (also available to listen to on Bet.NOLA.com and all major podcast platforms), said if the Saints won next week in Washington, they would be fine. . their week off.
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Meanwhile, it’s baseball playoff time, and the team is talking about the juicy wild card clashes – Yankees to the Red Sox, Cardinals to the Dodgers – that will get things going, as well as the fact that the Dodgers from Los Angeles are the favorites of the World Series even though they have to survive Wednesday’s one-time playoff round.
LSU hasn’t faced Kentucky since 2014
To watch a replay of the show, visit Bet.NOLA.com. Tuesday’s “Fantasy Roundup” and Thursday’s “At the Book” will air on all Bet.NOLA.com social media channels and will also be available on the website.