5-at-10: Fab 4 picks trying to stay hot, Mocs' big football moment, Inexplicable word choice

Staff photo by Olivia Ross / UTC quarterback Preston Hutchinson, shown during the Mocs' season-opening win against Wofford on Sept. 3, has completed 62% of his passes through two games.

Fab 4 picks (and then some)

So, sports betting is just as much about missed opportunities as it is about missed picks.

For example, last week our instincts told us that teams who underperformed would fare much better after a) a week of ‘kindly’ reminders from the millionaire coaches to the 18-to-22-year-olds who primary reimbursement is free schooling, books and tacos on Tuesdays, and b) the natural Vegas market reaction to the previous week’s missteps.

That was the case for Alabama. And for Georgia. Who turned sleepwalking Week 2 efforts into stormtrooper Week 3 stompings.

The reverse was also applicable as Georgia Southern and App State struggled a week after monster road wins in money games.

While those were not listed last week — we still finished 3-1 against the number — I do believe the principle applies.