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Mike Handzelek's Wild-Card Round Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Jan 13, 2021  
Sunday, January 10, 2021 Chicago Bears vs. New Orleans Saints (NFL) - 4:40 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: -10/-108 New Orleans Saints Rating: 9* Mike's Strongest Play On The Board Full Prep (WIN) Both of these teams met in Week 8 @ Soldier Field in a game that gave New Orleans (minus Michael Thomas) a hard-fought 26-23 OT win. The win was HC Sean Payton's 6th straight (caree ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Bowls 3 Last 10* Strongest Bowl Play Of The Day Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Jan 5, 2021  
Saturday, January 02, 2021 Oregon vs. Iowa State (NCAAF) - 4:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -225 Iowa State Rating: 10* Mike's 10* Strongest Bowl Play Of The Day (WIN) At equal strength, there's not a whole lot separating these 2 besides some key intangibles. However, the core of the Oregon receiving corp has opted out for this game. Why is that so significant? Because the ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 17 Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Jan 5, 2021  
Sunday, January 03, 2021 Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions (NFL) - 1:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 3.5/-110 Detroit Lions Rating: 8* Mike's 8* NFL Ugly Pig Game Of The Week (WIN) Plays are scarce in a week where the majority of teams have a whole list of players as questionable or teetering whether to rest them or not. However, there is still a very small minority that ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Bowls 2 With CFB Bowl Game Of Year DP Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Jan 2, 2021  
Friday, January 01, 2021 Auburn vs. Northwestern (NCAAF) - 1:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 4.5/-115 Auburn Rating: 8* Mike's CFB Public Missed Perception Play (LOSS) These 2 met before in a bowl game back in 2010. It was an 38-35 OT thriller as NW failed on the last snap trying the old fumblerooskie play. This game loses some luster as the Auburn brass decided to cut tie ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 16 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 28, 2020  
Sunday, December 27, 2020 Tennessee Titans vs. Green Bay Packers (NFL) - 8:20 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -165 Green Bay Packers Rating: 8* Mike's Sunday Night Bailout Play (WIN) The line for this wasn't looking favorable early. However, the ML here looks appetizing. Yes, the Titans have an excellent club that will win the AFC South. However, much of their successes have ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Bowls #1 Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 28, 2020  
Western Kentucky vs. Georgia State (NCAAF) - 3:30 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 3.5/-110 Western Kentucky Rating: 8* Mike's Intra-State CFB Saturday Steamer Play (LOSS) Mike's staying in-state as his 1st 2 plays will be played in the state of Alabama. I love the fact that Western Kentucky has a score to settle for a 27-17 loss to the Panthers in the 2017 Cure Bowl. 2nd-year ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 15 Analysis & Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 22, 2020  
Sunday, December 20, 2020 Kansas City Chiefs Vs. New Orleans Saints, 4:25 ET @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA Chiefs favored by 3 1/2 Pick: New Orleans (WIN) Analysis: This is no doubt the marquee matchup of the day with everyone anticipating how QB Drew Brees will play coming back for his 1st start off the injured list. I feel his Saints' teammates will be motivated about his ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 16 Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 22, 2020  
Saturday, December 19, 2020 Tulsa vs. Cincinnati (NCAAF) - 8:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: -13.5/-110 Cincinnati Rating: 8* Mike's 8* Saturday Night Bailout Play (LOSS) These 9th-ranked Bearcats (8-0 SU & 6-0 in the AAC) could have a college football playoff spot on the line if a few team ahead of them get upset. AAC League commissioner Mike Aresco awarded Cincinnati hom ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 15 Analysis/Review With Reg. Seas. GOY
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 14, 2020  
Saturday, December 12, 2020 Navy vs. Army (NCAAF) - 3:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -279 Army Rating: 9* Mike's 9* Armed Forces Smart Play (WIN) There's a lot of nostalgia here with 7-2 SU Army hosting 3-6 SU Navy for the first time since World War II in 1943. Since the best ground game usually rules, we can't ignore the best defense to shut down it. That clearly belongs t ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 14 Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 14, 2020  
Sunday, December 13, 2020 Minnesota Vikings vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL) - 1:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: -7/-105 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rating: 10* Mike's Headliner Moneyliner (WIN) What? Laying the lumber? What would you do if a rested Kershaw's throwing for the Dodgers in a WS Game 7? If the shoe fits, just wear it! You're going to give 22-year veteran DC Todd Bowles ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 14 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 9, 2020  
Saturday, December 05, 2020 Oklahoma State vs. TCU (NCAAF) - 12:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -135 Oklahoma State Rating: 8* Mike's CFB Headliner Moneyliner (LOSS) There's more than doubt surrounding T.C.U.'s personnel available each week due to COVID 19 concerns. HC Gary Patterson went as far as saying there were close to 40 guys missing last week when luckily playing Kan ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 13 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 9, 2020  
Tuesday, December 08, 2020 Dallas Cowboys vs. Baltimore Ravens (NFL) - 8:05 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: -9/-110 Baltimore Ravens Rating: 9* Mike's Tuesday Night Special (WIN) The Ravens come in @ 6-5 SU & are in must-win mode. Having a rested QB in Lamar Jackson speaks louder than just words here. The key fact to remember is he gets to face the 32nd (dead last) rushing de ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 13 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 2, 2020  
Saturday, November 28, 2020 Penn State vs. Michigan (NCAAF) - 12:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 1/-110 Penn State Rating: 9* Primed-Up Bowl Game Visitor Play (WIN) It was a very tough road yesterday as Liberty HC Hugh Freeze played his starting QB in the 2nd half WITH a comfy lead despite Coastal Carolina looming on deck. Today's a new day & we'll look @ 2 bad Big ten tea ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 12 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 2, 2020  
Sunday, November 29, 2020 San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams (NFL) - 4:05 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 6.5/-110 San Francisco 49ers Rating: 8* Mike's NFL Public Missed Perception Play (WIN) I'm not quite sure where Jon Q. Public is going loving the Rams this week. The reality says they have to get up for another heated intra-divisional battle after 2 straight emotion ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 12 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 24, 2020  
Saturday, November 21, 2020 Virginia Tech vs. Pittsburgh (NCAAF) - 4:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -146 Virginia Tech Rating: 8* Mike's Public Missed Perception Play (LOSS) Jon Q. Public has spoken & unanimously agree that the Panthers' "D" will shut down the Virginia Tech run game & execute revenge for a 28-0 pasting they took last season on Bud Foster Day in Blacksburg. ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 11 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 24, 2020  
Monday, November 23, 2020 Los Angeles Rams vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL) - 8:15 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 5/-115 Los Angeles Rams Rating: 8* Mike's MNF Attention Grabber (WIN) There's no running from the fact that 2020-21 Prime Time Dogs are a sitting-pretty 21-12 ATS coming into tonight. Further analytics reveal when Rams' HC Sean McVay travels to Eastern Time Zone ve ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 10 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 17, 2020  
Thursday, November 12, 2020 Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans (NFL) - 8:20 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 1/-110 Indianapolis Colts Rating: 8* Mike's NFL Intra-Divisional Survivor Play (WIN) This is your classic spring-backer with the Tennessee Titans getting out-gained in a 7-point win over Chicago & the Indianapolis Colts out-stating Baltimore in a 14-point loss. The ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 11 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 17, 2020  
Saturday, November 14, 2020 Baylor vs. Texas Tech (NCAAF) - 4:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -116 Baylor Rating: 8* Mike's Big 12 Ugly Pig Game Of The Week (LOSS) There were a majority of our plays cancelled this week due to COVID-19 protocol. The cream of the crop has been washed out so we'll proceed with caution & hope teams will play the personnel they've listed as avail ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 10 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 11, 2020  
Saturday, November 07, 2020 Tennessee vs. Arkansas (NCAAF) - 7:30 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -115 Tennessee Rating: 9* Mike's CFB Strongest Play Of The Week (LOSS) Yes, it's Tennessee! The Vols may not look the part @ 2-3 SU but they lost to 3 very good football teams as in Alabama, Georgia & Kentucky. Their opposition in Arkansas (also 2-3 SU) have a perfect record versus ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 9 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 11, 2020  
Monday, November 09, 2020 New England Patriots vs. New York Jets (NFL) - 8:15 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 10/-120 New York Jets Rating: 8* Mike's MNF Sharp Play (WIN) There's MANY red flags to draw for this game. How can a 2-5 SU New England team be favored by over 10 when they've averaged around 12 PPG their last 4 games? QB Cam Newton has been inconsistent of late & is ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 9 Analysis & Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 1, 2020  
Notre Dame vs. Georgia Tech (NCAAF) - 3:30 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 21/-115 Georgia Tech Rating: 8* Mike's Traditional Look-Ahead Dogger (WIN) The Fighting Irish of HC Brian Kelly have to be a little frustrated with the pollsters (who seriously have little idea how to accurately rank teams) after getting bumped from their No. 3 status by an Ohio State team playing their ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 8 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 1, 2020  
Sunday, November 01, 2020 Indianapolis Colts vs. Detroit Lions (NFL) 1:00 PM EST Indianapolis Colts Premium Pick Betcris Play Title: Mike's NFL Earlybird Dependable Play Selected: Money Line: -153 Rating: 8* (WIN) The Colts sit 4-2 SU & just 1 game behind the Tennessee Titans in the AFC South race. The key is they come off their bye week & got a chance to rest their main cog defensively i ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 7 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 28, 2020  
Sunday, October 25, 2020 Detroit Lions vs. Atlanta Falcons (NFL) - 1:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 1.5/-110 Detroit Lions Rating: 9* Mike's NFL Wreck-A-Mend Strongest Play On The Board (WIN) Even though newly-promoted from DC to now HC Raheem Morris got a shot in the arm last week when his Falcons put up 40 points in a lopsided win over Minnesota, they've gone 1-5 SU ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 8 Analysis & Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 25, 2020  
Saturday, October 24, 2020 Louisiana Tech vs. Texas San Antonio (NCAAF) - 8:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 2.5/-104 Texas San Antonio Rating: 8* Mike's CFB Previous Week Retreader (WIN -- OUTRIGHT) Yep, last week was a very un-characteristic week as 2 teams including UTSA had the cover but let it slip away @ the end. The Roadrunners out-gained Army 383 t0 358 but someho ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 6 Analysis & review
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 19, 2020  
Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans (NFL) - 1:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -200 Tennessee Titans Rating: 9* 9* Under-Valued Homer Play (WIN) Even though the Texans broke the ice last week when HC Romeo Crennel's (73 now & the oldest HC in the NFL) made yet another HC'ing debut, the Titans look like they're on a mission since exiting the AFC playoffs in the championship round ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 7 Analysis & Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 19, 2020  
Saturday, October 17, 2020 Army vs. Texas San Antonio (NCAAF) - 1:30 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 8/-108 Texas San Antonio Rating: 9* Mike's 9* CFB Barking Out Loud Saturday Silencer (LOSS) The Black Knights went tooth & nail with another military academy last week against the 31-point underdog & FCS Southern Conference entry Citadel Bulldogs. Jeff Monken's crew were lucky ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 5 Analysis & Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 13, 2020  
Sunday, October 11, 2020 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) - 1:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: -7/-119 Pittsburgh Steelers Rating: 7* Mike's 8* NFL Earlybird Dependable (WIN) There's no much to this pick in that the Pittsburgh Steelers are clearly the more fundamentally & sounder football team of the 2. After 4 games, the Eagles barely break in the Top 20 N ...  read more
 
Draft Kings Are Making A GIGANTIC Mistake On Taking This Bet
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 13, 2020  
Draft Kings Sportsbook took its biggest mobile sports bet ever. This is a GIGANTIC mistake! Here's the bet followed by the numbers crunched revealing the advantage. A $3 million three-team parlay: Packers to win NFC North (-360) Georgia to win SEC East (-110) Alabama to win SEC West (-670) Risking $3 million would yield a win over $5.5 million Here’s the math the bettor's us ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 6 Analysis & Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 12, 2020  
Saturday, October 10, 2020 Oklahoma vs. Texas (NCAAF) - 12:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 2/-110 Texas Rating: 9* Mike's 9* CFB Earlybird Dependable (LOSS) This 115th Red River Rivalry game might still bring a pinch of euphoria to those who watch it. However, post-season irrelevance isn't as strong since the Sooners come in 1-2 SU (lost to Kansas State & Iowa State back- ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 5 Analysis/Review/NOTES & Preakness
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 5, 2020  
Saturday, October 03, 2020 Auburn vs. Georgia (NCAAF) - 7:30 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 7.5/-105 Auburn Rating: 8* Mike's CFB Public Missed Perception ATS Play & Winning Preakness Exotics (LOSS) This line is going up to a team who trailed Arkansas @ the half? It's evident that Stetson Bennett, IV or J.T. Daniels won't be close to what Jake Fromm (now a backup with the B ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 4 Analysis & Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 5, 2020  
Sunday, October 04, 2020 Buffalo Bills vs. Las Vegas Raiders (NFL) - 4:25 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -170 Buffalo Bills Rating: 10* Mike's First NFL 10 Star Of The Year (WIN) Let there be NO mistake that Bills' QB Josh Allen is the real deal! He has developed over the first 3 & is getting better. His 71.4% completion rate, 10/1 TD/INT ratio, 2 rushing TD's & 1,038 passing ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 3 Analysis, Review & Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Sep 30, 2020  
Sunday, September 27, 2020 Las Vegas Raiders vs. New England Patriots (NFL) - 1:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -240 New England Patriots Rating: 9* Mike's NFL Earlybird Dependable (WIN) Let there be NO mistake! HC Bill Belichick is coaching this season with fire in his eyes. He's heard way too much negative comments about how Tom Brady made him a successful coach. The Patri ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 4 Analysis, Review & Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Sep 26, 2020  
Saturday, September 26, 2020 Florida International vs. Liberty (NCAAF) 6:00 PM EDT Liberty Premium Pick YouWager Play Title: Mike's Saturday Night CFB Sharp Play Play Selected: Money Line: -285 (WIN) Rating: 8* Analysis: The lines are sharp this Saturday so we'll look for the edge where we get it. Don't think for a SECOND that Hugh Freeze (went 8-5 in his inaugural season LY & is a spread ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 2 Analysis & Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Sep 21, 2020  
Sunday, September 20, 2020 Los Angeles Rams vs. Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) - 1:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 1.5/-110 Los Angeles Rams Rating: 8* Mike's NFL Earlybird Dependable (WIN) Analysis: Fans won't be here to boo the birds this Sunday. It appears HC Doug Pederson won't be changing his offensive schemes too soon as quoted this week. That spells T-R-O-U-B-L-E for QB ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 3 Analysis & Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Sep 20, 2020  
Saturday, September 19, 2020 Tulsa vs. Oklahoma State (NCAAF) 12:00 PM EDT Tulsa Premium Pick YouWager Play Title: Mike's CFB Ugly Pig Dog Of The Week Play Selected: Point Spread: + 24 1/2 (WIN) Rating: 8* Analysis: All the squares will be RANTING & RAVING about how Oklahoma State's HC Mike "Mullet Man" Gundy is a perfect 12-0 ATS in non-conference games & his team given accolades like pr ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 1 Analysis & Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Sep 15, 2020  
Monday, September 14, 2020 Pittsburgh Steelers @ New York Giants 7:15 PM EDT Premium Pick Selected: Pittsburgh Steelers ML (WIN) Play Title: Mike's Monday Night Football Sharp Play Analysis: Contrary to Atlanta failing to make halftime adjustments yesterday, good NFL defenses (Pittsburgh) will be ahead of offenses at least for 2-4 weeks. This is especially true if chemistry h ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 2 Analysis & Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Sep 13, 2020  
Saturday, September 12, 2020 Tulane vs. South Alabama Premium Pick 7:30 EDT Play Title: Mike's 8* CFB Saturday Night Steamroller Play Selected: Pointspread 11 1/2/-130 Analysis: Let's not sell these Jaguars short! Let's examine their upset win (broke an 0-15 slump) on the road (32-21) @ Southern Mississippi just 9 days ago. Their offense put up 526 t ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Opening Weekend
Point Shaver Handzelek Sep 6, 2020  
Middle Tennessee State vs. Army Black Knights (NCAAFB) 1:30 PM EDT September 5, 2020 Premium Pick Play ARMY -2 1/2 Mike Handzelek's 9 Star CFB Earlybird Dependable + Kentucky Derby Winning Exotics Here's an actual home game since Army will be playing in front of the cadets. The key to this game is realizing the Blue Raiders did NOT have ample time to gear themselves up for the triple-option att ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Pre-Madness CBB Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Mar 12, 2020  
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 California vs. Stanford (NCAAB) - 9:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 9.5/-110 California Rating: 9* Pac-12 Donnybrook Play (WIN) Stanford MAY have the upper hand with the better SU record. However, this rivalry trumps ANYTHING when the conference tourney comes into play. Let's buy to +12 & take the CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS! Boston vs. Colgate ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Late February/Early March CBB Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Mar 4, 2020  
Sunday, March 01, 2020 Xavier vs. Georgetown (NCAAB) - 2:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 2/-105 Georgetown Rating: 8* Mike's Big East Beast Of The Day (WIN) The X-Men AREN'T their dominating selves like they enjoyed an average of 27 wins a season between 2016 & 2018.They're flirting with about 21-23 this season unless they go to a Final 4 in the NCAA's which I don't see. T ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CBB 10 Star Weekend Analysis/Review/Quick Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Feb 22, 2020  
Saturday, February 22, 2020 Tennessee vs. Auburn (NCAAB) 12:00 PM EST Auburn Premium Pick YouWager Play Title: Mike's 1st CBB 10 Star Of the Season Play Selected: Money Line: -255 Rating: 10* (WIN) Analysis: Short write-ups due to internet problems! Take Bruce Pearl & Co. 14-0 SU @ home to execute revenge on his old team. Off 2 double-digit road losses to Georgia & Missouri, expect the boy ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Mid-February College Basketball Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Feb 16, 2020  
Saturday, February 15, 2020 Cleveland State vs. Detroit (NCAAB) - 1:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -240 Detroit Rating: 8* Mike's CBB Earlybird Dependable (LOSS) HC Mike Davis has a Super Soph in 6'1" guard Antoine Davis (yes, it's the coach's son) whose averaging close to 24 PPG . He's been stellar on his home hardwoods. Last season, his 132 3-point conversions eclipsed th ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's SB ATS Sharp Play/Winning Props/Late Steam Play
Point Shaver Handzelek Feb 5, 2020  
Sunday, February 02, 2020 San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) - 6:30 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 1.5/-110 San Francisco 49ers Rating: 8* Mike's Super Bowl ATS Sharp Play With Winning Props Game-(LOSS) Props- (WIN) The winds of change blowing through the NFL for the past 18 weeks has swept away the boundaries separating the best from the rest. Surviving from t ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Championship Round Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Jan 22, 2020  
Sunday, January 19, 2020 Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers (NFL) - 6:40 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: -7.5/-115 San Francisco 49ers Rating: 9* Mike's NFC Championship In The Trenches Play (WIN) I bet ex-49ers HC & now NFL Network analyst Steve Mariucci wishes he was still coaching today with Garoppolo & a bevy of RB's compared to the 2002 playoffs when all he had wa ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's College Bowls Game Of The Year Analysis/Review/Final Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Jan 14, 2020  
Monday, January 13, 2020 Clemson vs. LSU (NCAAF) - 8:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: -5/-108 LSU Rating: 10* Mike's Strongest CFB Playoff Game Of The Year (WIN) NOTE: Even though this is a GOY like Houston (found new ways to lose) in the NFL Playoffs, this is only a single play (12* & 15*'s are double-plays). Forget the Heisman jinx, forget the exhaustion theory (L.S.U. sc ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Divisional Round Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Jan 13, 2020  
Sunday, January 12, 2020 Houston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) - 3:05 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 9.5/-105 Houston Texans Rating: 10* Mike's NFL Playoff Game Of The Year (LOSS) How about this matchup between the #10 pick in the 2017 NFL draft (Patrick Mahomes of Kansas City) versus the #12 pick of that draft (Deshaun Watson of Houston)! Would you believe that the Ch ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Wild Card Round Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Jan 9, 2020  
Sunday, January 05, 2020 Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints (NFL) - 1:05 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 8/-110 Minnesota Vikings Rating: 8* Mike's NFL Earlybird Dependable (WIN) There's no DOUBT that HC Sean Payton will have his team READY for this! However, this is a game about numbers. My early line had 13-3 SU New Orleans favored by 4. As you see, this line is defin ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's College Bowls - 3rd Installment Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Jan 3, 2020  
Thursday, January 02, 2020 Tennessee vs. Indiana (NCAAF) - 7:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 2.5/-110 Indiana Rating 8* Mushes Nightmare Late Steam (WIN) All the mushes are piling, yes that's right, PILING tickets & overall money that's come in late on the Volunteers. There's only 1 problem. The Hoosiers are MORE excited than Tennessee to be here! Remember, this is thei ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 17 With Game Of Year Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Jan 1, 2020  
Sunday, December 29, 2019 Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams (NFL) - 4:25 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -275 Los Angeles Rams Rating: 10* Mike's 12* NFL Regular Season Game Of The Year (DOUBLE WIN) Don't under-estimate how brutal their war with Seattle was for Arizona. Their 27-13 upset win last week was the Cards' Super Bowl. Making matters worse is the fact Arizona QB K ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's College Bowls-2nd Installment Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 31, 2019  
Saturday, December 28, 2019 Iowa State vs. Notre Dame (NCAAF) - 12:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 3.5/-105 Iowa State Rating: 10* Mike's Rare 10 Star College Bowl Strongest Play Of Day Earlybird (LOSS) These 2 have NEVER met which should really get ISU juiced up for this one! On the other hand, ND makes their 9th bowl appearance in the last 10 years. The mushes will be qu ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 16 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 26, 2019  
Monday, December 23, 2019 Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings (NFL) - 8:15 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -200 Minnesota Vikings Rating: 9* Mike's NFL Public Missed Perception Play (LOSS) Before the mushes got EVERYTHING down on their beloved Pack (their Flavor Of The Week), they should have looked @ how they've done on the road of late instead of their 11-3 SU record. Yes ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Opening College Bowl Week Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 24, 2019  
Central Michigan vs. San Diego State (NCAAF) - 2:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -153 San Diego State Rating: 9* Mike's 1st CFB Bowler Of The Season (WIN) Let's jet out of the gate here with a big "W" as we roll with a play on an excellent defensive team that wins SU. I feel the Aztecs should be able to get some turnovers out of a Chippewas' squad that's lost 23 fumbles & fai ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 15 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 19, 2019  
Monday, December 16, 2019 Indianapolis Colts vs. New Orleans Saints (NFL) - 8:15 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 9.5/-110 Indianapolis Colts Rating: 9* Mike's MNF Attention Grabber (LOSS) The Saints are definitely the more flashy & talented team. However, just like the 49ers, they left a lot on that field (multiple injuries to key personnel) in last week's 48-46 thriller & lo ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Week 16--CFB Regular Season Game Of The Year
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 15, 2019  
Saturday, December 14, 2019 Army vs. Navy (NCAAF) - 3:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: -10.5/-110 Navy Rating: 12* Mike's Regular Season CFB Game Of The Year (DOUBLE WIN) Yes, we're saving this play for last! The mushes can get caught up all they want with the HYPE on Army winning 3 straight & the last 5 games of this series being decided by an average of 4.6 PPG. I won't b ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 14 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 12, 2019  
Sunday, December 08, 2019 Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots (NFL) - 4:25 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -155 New England Patriots Rating: 9* Mike's NFL Public Missed Perception Play (LOSS) If you're going with the mushes based on stats, then Kansas City with QB Pat Mahomes is definitely the right side. Don't lose track (even though the latest eye test does not permit ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 15 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 11, 2019  
Saturday, December 07, 2019 Virginia vs. Clemson (NCAAF) - 7:30 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 29/-115 Virginia Rating: 10* CFB Strongest Play On The Board (LOSS) Don't under-estimate these Wahoos! Yes, Clemson & their 9 million-dollar-a-year HC Dabo Swinney may steal all the thunder & notoriety. However, the Tigers were proven more than human earlier when they had a close c ...  read more
 
What's Really Wrong With The Philadelphia Eagles?
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 5, 2019  
Chairman & CEO Jeffrey Lurie & Executive Vice President Of Football Operations Howie Roseman thought their worries were over in 16' when they replaced Chip Kelly with current HC Doug Pederson (who was OC @ Kansas City) and brought in Jim Schwartz over from Buffalo to replace Billy Davis @ DC. Pederson's expectations were to successfully make a transition from an up-tempo offense to a hybrid West ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Week 13 NFL Thanksgiving Day Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 3, 2019  
Thursday, November 28, 2019 Buffalo Bills vs. Dallas Cowboys (NFL) - 4:30 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -290 Dallas Cowboys Rating: 8* Mike's Turkey Day NFL Step-Up Play (LOSS) I'm expecting the Cowboys to bounce back from a tough loss to new England in this spot. It seems after Jerry Jones brings the heat, HC Jason Garrett somehow responds. There's a BIG situational edge tha ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Week 14 CFB Analysis & Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 3, 2019  
Saturday, November 30, 2019 Florida International vs. Marshall (NCAAF) - 12:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: -7.5/-110 Marshall Rating: 9* Mike's CFB Earlybird Dependable (LOSS) Here's a Conference USA East Division battle between 2nd place Marshall (5-2 Conf/7-4 Overall) & 4th place Florida International (3-4 Conf/6-5 Overall). The Panthers are still reading their clipping ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 13 Sunday/Monday Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 3, 2019  
Monday, December 02, 2019 Minnesota Vikings vs. Seattle Seahawks (NFL) - 8:15 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 3/-105 Minnesota Vikings Rating: 9* Mike's Monday Night Football Smart Play (LOSS) Both of these teams need this game equally as a win means they draw even with their nearest competitor for a division title. There's many things factoring into this fracas. Let's begin ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 13 Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 27, 2019  
Saturday, November 23, 2019 Oklahoma State vs. West Virginia (NCAAF) - 12:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -220 Oklahoma State Rating: 8* Mike's Earlybird Dependable/True Bowl Identifier (WIN) The Mountaineers do come in @ 4-6 SU & still clinging to slim hopes of a post-season bid. I'm afraid they'll be disappointed as Oklahoma State & T.C.U. are too formidable for them. West ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 12 Analysis/Review/NOTES
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 27, 2019  
Monday, November 25, 2019 Baltimore Ravens vs. Los Angeles Rams (NFL) - 8:15 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -185 Baltimore Ravens Rating: 9* Mike's MNF Attention Grabber (WIN) Baltimore is the REAL DEAL! They want home field & I think they have an excellent shot @ getting it. The Rams are a totally different story. They're like an Eagles ready to happen. Like Philadelphia's de ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 12 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 21, 2019  
Saturday, November 16, 2019 TCU vs. Texas Tech (NCAAF) - 12:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 3/-108 Texas Tech Rating: 9* Mike's CFB Earlybird Dependable (WIN) The Big 12 race looks like it'll be down to Baylor & Oklahoma who play each other this weekend. This game is about 2 (4-5 SU) teams vying for the right to inch closer to bowl eligibility. What stands out for me has t ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 11 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 21, 2019  
Monday, November 18, 2019 Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers (NFL) - 8:15 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -250 Kansas City Chiefs Rating: 10* Mike's MNF High-Altituder (WIN) I feel the 6-4 SU Kansas City Chiefs & HC Andy "The Walrus" Reid have the right philosophy approaching this game in altitudes over 7,000 feet. Nope, there won't be any fanfare as in practicing in C ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 11 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 13, 2019  
Saturday, November 09, 2019 Penn State vs. Minnesota (NCAAF) - 12:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -250 Penn State Rating: 8* Mike's CFB Headliner Moneyliner (LOSS) HC P.J. Fleck has really rose up this perennial Big Ten cellar-dweller into a conference west division contender. However, facing a Penn State defense (give up a stingy 71 rushing YPG on the road) that's ranked 2nd ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Week 10 NFL Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 13, 2019  
Monday, November 11, 2019 Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers (NFL) - 8:15 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -260 San Francisco 49ers Rating: 9* Mike's NFL Strongest Play On The Board (LOSS) This would definitely be a Seattle spot IF & only IF they had a defense that resembled what they've put out over the past decade or so. Even though they sit 7-2 SU & 1 1/2 games behind t ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Week 9 NFL Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 7, 2019  
Sunday, November 03, 2019 Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL) - 9:30 AM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 1.5/-115 Jacksonville Jaguars Rating: 8* Mike's NFL Very Early Earlybird (LOSS) This game is a heated battle to stay close to Indianapolis for the top spot in the AFC South. The BIG intangible leaning toward Jacksonville has to be the familiarity with adapting to t ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Week 10 CFB Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 6, 2019  
Saturday, November 02, 2019 Buffalo vs. Eastern Michigan (NCAAF) - 12:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -115 Buffalo Rating: 8* MAC Daddy Game Of The Week (WIN) What really stands out for me has to be the opportunistic defense put on the field by Brian Borland. He & HC Lance Leipold (coached Wisconsin-Whitewater to 6 Division III championships) have employed aggressive schemes ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 9 Analysis & Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 30, 2019  
Saturday, October 26, 2019 Troy vs. Georgia State (NCAAF) - 7:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 1.5/-110 Troy Rating: 8* Sun Belt Contender Play (LOSS) Here's an intriguing matchup between strengths as Shawn Elliott puts his option ranked 13th nationally up against Chip Lindsey's rushing "D" raked 15th. The Trojans have proven they can control the lines of scrimmage against ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Week 8 NFL Analysis & Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 30, 2019  
Sunday, October 27, 2019 New York Jets vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL) - 1:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -285 Jacksonville Jaguars Rating: 9* Mike's NFL Headliner Moneyliner (WIN) Even though there's always that bounce-back factor to consider after a horrible performance, I feel that doesn't apply here. Patriots' HC Bill Belichick actually left the groundwork for that appli ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 8 Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 23, 2019  
Saturday, October 19, 2019 Army vs. Georgia State (NCAAF) - 7:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 4.5/-105 Georgia State Rating: 8* Mike's CFB Momentum Grabber (WIN) This game is a little alarming. Here's an Army team who usually controls the line of scrimmage who comes in off 2 games (Tulane & Western Kentucky) where THEY were controlled in the trenches. HC Shawn Elliott has hi ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 7 Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 23, 2019  
Monday, October 21, 2019 New England Patriots vs. New York Jets (NFL) - 8:15 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 10/-115 New York Jets Rating: 8* Mike's NFL Public Missed Perception Play (LOSS) The knee-jerk reaction in this matchup is to always lay the points with NE & QB Tom Brady versus bad teams. Are the Jets really THAT bad? The mushes believe so. I sayeth not! As I indicate ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 6 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 16, 2019  
Monday, October 14, 2019 Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers (NFL) - 8:15 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 3.5/-105 Detroit Lions Rating: 9* Mike's Rare 9 Star MNF Black N' Blue Division Survivor (WIN) This game has DEEP roots that goes back 89 years to 1930 (Detroit was actually the Portsmouth Spartans). They've met twice a year since 1932 making this the longest continually- ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 7 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 16, 2019  
Saturday, October 12, 2019 Washington State vs. Arizona State (NCAAF) - 3:30 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 1/-113 Washington State Rating: 9* Mike's CFB 9* Barking Out Loud Dogger (LOSS) Washington State's HC Mike Leach ridiculed his team after a horrible performance last game. DC Tracy Claeys quit in the middle of their bye week. Looks this one is an ASU cakewalk right? I ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 5 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 11, 2019  
Sunday, October 06, 2019 Chicago Bears vs. Oakland Raiders (NFL) - 1:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -245 Chicago Bears Rating: 10* Mike's First NFL 10* Of The Season/Earlybird (LOSS) Let's not over-react to the Raiders stunning upset of the Colts last weekend. The Colts looked lost on offense after they found out their best WR in T.Y. Hilton was going to be a no-go. Oakland ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 6 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 9, 2019  
Saturday, October 05, 2019 South Florida vs. Connecticut (NCAAF) - 12:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 11/-110 Connecticut Rating: 8* Mike's CFB Public Missed Perception Play Loss Because of Connecticut's low ranking, the mushes are PILING it DEEP on the visiting Bulls from South Florida of HC Charlie Strong. However, 2nd-stint HC Randy Edsall (14th year here combined) has ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 4 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 3, 2019  
Sunday, September 29, 2019 Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears (NFL) - 4:25 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 1/-110 Minnesota Vikings Rating: 9* Mike's Later Games' Intra-Divisional Dominator (LOSS) Yes, the Bears will certainly welcome home sweet home as they're back @ Soldier Field for the first time since opening Thursday-Week 1 when they lost to the Packers 10-3. For this ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 5 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 2, 2019  
Saturday, September 28, 2019 Indiana vs. Michigan State (NCAAF) - 3:31 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: -14/-110 Michigan State Rating: 8* Mike's CFB Public Missed Perception Play (LOSS) O'h yeah, the mushes & even some cappers are saying Indiana QB Peyton Ramsey is looking pretty good! The problem is they forgot to tell you that their major eye test was watching him versus a ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 3 Analysis/Review/Key Notes-NYG New Era?
Point Shaver Handzelek Sep 26, 2019  
Sunday, September 22, 2019 New Orleans Saints vs. Seattle Seahawks (NFL) - 4:25 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -215 Seattle Seahawks Rating: 8* Mike's NFL Earlybird Dependable (LOSS) This pick doesn't go early but we're giving it out early as we head to the west coast for a 4:25 PM kickoff. There's no doubt that these Seahawks are later-season starters. But this holds true mor ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 4 Analysis/Review/Key Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Sep 25, 2019  
Saturday, September 21, 2019 Michigan vs. Wisconsin (NCAAF) - 12:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 3.5/-105 Michigan Rating: 8* Mike's CFB Public Missed Perception Play (LOSS) The knee-jerk reaction here is be all over HC Paul Chryst & Wisconsin since they've out-scored their opponents 110-0 (the first time a team scored 100 or more & allow none since the South Carolina Game ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 2 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Sep 18, 2019  
Sunday, September 15, 2019 Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans (NFL) - 1:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 3.5/-117 Indianapolis Colts Rating: 8* Mike's NFL Earlybird Dependable (WIN) As a review of last week, this is NOT the same Jacoby Brissett (21-for-27 & 2 TD's) we were accustomed to seeing 2 years back when he took over for an injured Andrew Luck. Having grasped HC ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 3 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Sep 18, 2019  
Saturday, September 14, 2019 Arizona State vs. Michigan State (NCAAF) - 4:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: -15/-110 Michigan State Rating: 8* Mike's CFB Earlybird Dependable (LOSS) What? You're giving around 2 TD's to a Herm Edwards-coached team? Well, in the pro ranks this pick would have been another story. However, there's more than a little payback @ stake after Sparty ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 1 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Sep 12, 2019  
Sunday, September 08, 2019 Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets (NFL) - 1:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 3/-120 Buffalo Bills Rating: 9* Mike's NFL Earlybird Dependable (WIN) Sorry Jets' fans but opening week divisional dogs are GOLD! In fact, the last 21 g ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 2 Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Sep 8, 2019  
Saturday, September 07, 2019 Army vs. Michigan (NCAAF) - 12:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 22.5/-109 Army Rating: 8* Mike's CFB Earlybird Dependable/Strongest Play (WIN) Until Michigan proves to me they can play a little less sloppy (fumbled on the first play of the game which Middle Tennessee ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 1 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Sep 3, 2019  
Saturday, August 31, 2019 Mississippi vs. Memphis (NCAAF) - 12:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 4.5/-110 Mississippi Rating: 9* Mike's Strongest CFB Play On The Board (WIN) The mushes are all OVER Memphis here strongly believing that Ole Miss can't score enough since they return just 3 offensive starters from the 18' campaign. Wrong! HC Matt Luke (3rd year HC-but 12th @ Ole ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Late Summer MLB's & Football Summary
Point Shaver Handzelek Aug 24, 2019  
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB) - 10:10 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -300 Los Angeles Dodgers Rating: 8* Mike's MLB Earlybird Dependable (WIN)

Clayton Kershaw's has been MORE than excellent @ home. He's been even tougher against the patsies! The Los Angeles Dodgers can hit much better than last year's rendition. In fact, they've pu ...  read more

 
Mike Handzelek's NBA Finals Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Jun 7, 2019  
Wednesday, June 05, 2019 Toronto Raptors vs. Golden State Warriors (NBA) - 9:07 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 4.5/-110 Toronto Raptors Rating: 8* Mike's NBA Finals Game 3 Pointspread Winner (WIN) There's not too much difference from Game 2 besides home court advantage & Golden State getting more hobbled (Klay Thompson). Siakam (4-for-18) will have a redemption game as we lo ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's 1st NBA Play Of The Year & Kentucky Derby Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek May 7, 2019  
Saturday, May 04, 2019 Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets (NBA) - 8:35 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -160 Houston Rockets Rating: 9* 1st NBA Play Of Year With Kentucky Derby Big Payouts (WIN) For those with short memories, these are still the same 2 teams with close to the same talent as last year when Houston led this series 3 games to 2 after 5 games. Now they find t ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Final 4 Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Apr 11, 2019  
Monday, April 08, 2019 Texas Tech vs. Virgina (NCAAB) - 9:20 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 1.5/-106 Texas Tech Rating: 8* Mike's CBB National Champ Everlaster (LOSS) These 2 have their legitimate reasons why they could be labeled as the team of destiny. However, I feel the dog will have its day!Yes, these 2 have their similarities. They are both in the top 5 in the country ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's March Madness Sweet 16/Elite 8 GOY Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Apr 1, 2019  
Sunday, March 31, 2019 Auburn vs. Kentucky (NCAAB) - 2:20 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 4.5/-110 Auburn Rating: 10* Mike's March Madness Game Of The Year (WIN) Too many people are pointing toward the last time these 2 hooked up with Kentucky cruising 80-53 @ Rupp Arena (the Tigers shot a miserable 32.8%). Some others shine their light directly @ the 6'8" star sophomore Chum ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's First 2 Rounds Of March Madness Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Mar 25, 2019  
Sunday, March 24, 2019 Buffalo vs. Texas Tech (NCAAB) - 6:10 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 4/-110 Buffalo Rating: 8* Mike's Sunday X's & O's Sweet 16 Qualifier (1st Loss) Here's your classic good defense (Texas Tech yields just 59.2 PPG) versus excellent offense (Buffalo averages 84.9) matchup. Buffalo's offensive average is 3rd in the nation behind Gonzaga (88.6) & North C ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Super Bowl Hot Points ATS Play
Point Shaver Handzelek Feb 10, 2019  
Sunday, February 03, 2019 New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Rams (NFL) 6:30 PM EST Los Angeles Rams Premium Pick Play Title: Mike's Super Bowl Hot Points ATS Play Play Selected: Point Spread: 2.5/100 Rating: 9* (LOSS??) Analysis: Do the Patriots have the better QB with more experience? Sure! Does New England have the best HC with that same experience advantage ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Championship Round Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Jan 24, 2019  
Sunday, January 20, 2019 New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) - 6:40 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -155 Kansas City Chiefs Rating: 10* Mike's NFL Playoffs Game Of The Year (LOSS) This matchup certainly has that Jon Q Public & even some sharps look ALL over Brady & the Patriots based on experience & performance. Well men, let them go! For those with short memories ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Divisional Round Analysis & Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Jan 16, 2019  
Sunday, January 13, 2019 Los Angeles Chargers vs. New England Patriots (NFL) - 1:05 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -190 New England Patriots Rating: 10* Mike's NFL Public Missed Perception Play (WIN) There's been major money rolling in from Jon Q Public AND the mushes all this week since they're 8-1 SU on the road to date. However, where's the really important streaks here? Th ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Wild Cards & CFB National Championship Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Jan 10, 2019  
Monday, January 07, 2019 Clemson vs. Alabama (NCAAF) - 8:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: -5.5/-110 Alabama Rating: 8* Mike's CFB National Championship Playoff Winner (LOSS) Don't believe for 1 second that Alabama is suffering from fatigue. They still control the line of scrimmage. However, they did put it in cruise control with a 28-0 lead over the Sooners & coasted the r ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's New Year's Day Bowls Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Jan 4, 2019  
Tuesday, January 01, 2019 Kentucky vs. Penn State (NCAAF) - 1:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -225 Penn State Rating: 10* Mike's CFB Bowl Game Of The Year (LOSS) This draws the end of the Trace McSorley era @ Penn State. He now faces a Kentucky defense that stresses physicality WITH a running game led by Miles Sanders who has 1,223 rushing yards & 9 TD's coming into this fra ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Middle Bowls Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 31, 2018  
Saturday, December 29, 2018 Arkansas State vs. Nevada (NCAAF) - 1:15 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -120 Nevada Rating: 9* Mike's CFB Bowl Earlybird Dependable (WIN) Look for Nevada to come into this feeling there's some unfinished business at hand. In their season finale, it appeared they were going to win 5 straight with a safe 23-0 lead against their Fremont Cannon rival, the ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Game Of The Year Tricky Week 17 Analysis/Review/Notes/Look-Ahead
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 31, 2018  
Sunday, December 30, 2018 Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL) - 1:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -135 Atlanta Falcons Rating: 9* Mike's NFL Earlybird Dependable (WIN) Make no mistake that Dirty Birds' QB Matt Ryan has owned the Buccaneers of late winning 4 straight. Bucs' QB Jameis Winston's 15/12 TD/INT ratio fails on comparison to Ryan who chimes in with a nift ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Game Of The Year Tricky Week 17 Analysis/Review/Notes/Look-Ahead
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 31, 2018  
Sunday, December 30, 2018 Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL) - 1:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -135 Atlanta Falcons Rating: 9* Mike's NFL Earlybird Dependable (WIN) Make no mistake that Dirty Birds' QB Matt Ryan has owned the Buccaneers of late winning 4 straight. Bucs' QB Jameis Winston's 15/12 TD/INT ratio fails on comparison to Ryan who chimes in with a nift ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 16 & CFB Bowl Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 25, 2018  
Sunday, December 23, 2018 Kansas City Chiefs vs. Seattle Seahawks (NFL) - 8:20 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 1.0/-102 Seattle Seahawks Rating: 8* Mike's NFL Sunday Night Bailout Play (WIN) That Los Angeles Chargers' loss to Baltimore was more than BIG for Kansas City. All they have to do now is beat Oakland @ home next week regardless of this outcome since they own the tieb ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Frisco Kid Live Baller Play & Boca Raton Bowl Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 19, 2018  
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Ohio vs. San Diego State (NCAAF) 8:00 PM EST San Diego State Premium Pick Pinnacle Play Title: Mike's Frisco Kid Live Baller Play (LOSS) Play Selected: Point Spread: 2.5/101 Rating: 8* Analysis: Am I speaking about HC Frank Solich (14th yr-longest tenured HC in MAC) & his Ohio U. Bobcats here? No, not this time. All the mushes who are on those Bobcats will be f ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 15 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 17, 2018  
Sunday, December 16, 2018 Dallas Cowboys vs. Indianapolis Colts (NFL) - 1:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -160 Indianapolis Colts Rating: 9* Mike's NFL Public Missed Perception Play (WIN) What? We're going against one of the hottest teams in the Cowboys who are winners of 5 straight SU? Yep, there's a good reason for it. I believe in new HC Frank Reich & how he's resurrected ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Opening Bowl Season Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 17, 2018  
Saturday, December 15, 2018 Arizona State vs. Fresno State (NCAAF) - 3:30 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -207 Fresno State Rating: 10* Mike's 1st Smiling Cobra 10 Star College Bowler (WIN) There's one big playmaker that HC Herm Edwards doesn't have for this one. He's none other than WR N'Keal Harry (73 receptions for 1,088 receiving yards & 9 TD's) whose guarding his stock for ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 14 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 13, 2018  
Sunday, December 09, 2018 Atlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay Packers (NFL) - 1:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -178 Green Bay Packers Rating: 8* Mike's NFL Ugly Pig Game Of The Week (WIN) Look for us to get off the snide on this "Ugly Pig" as we head to frozen tundra @ Lambeau Field. If those of you don't remember, it was just 2 short years ago that the Falcons dismantled the Pac ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CBB Recruitment Battle Royale Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 7, 2018  
Thursday, December 06, 2018 Iowa State vs. Iowa (NCAAB) - 8:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 2.5/-108 Iowa Rating: 7* Mike's Thursday Night CBB Recruitment Battle Royale (WIN) Even though it's still early in the season, count on this to be a war for the state's top recruits. The Cyclones own the better record @ 7-1 SU coming into this annual Cy-Hawk series but haven't been ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 14 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 4, 2018  
Saturday, December 01, 2018 Memphis vs. Central Florida (NCAAF) - 3:30 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 3.0/-104 Memphis Rating: 9* Mike's 9* CFB Public Missed Perception Play (LOSS) Wow! UCF hasn't lost a game since a game since a 48-31 loss to South Florida back in 2016. That was then & this is now! What's now is they'll be in action without the services of brilliant triple- ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 13 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 4, 2018  
Sunday, December 02, 2018 Baltimore Ravens vs. Atlanta Falcons (NFL) - 1:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 2.5/-103 Baltimore Ravens Rating: 8* Mike's NFL Earlybird Dependable (WIN) The difference here is Baltimore's rookie QB Lamar Jackson. With Flacco, the Ravens struggled with balance in the middle of the season. In Jackson's 1st 2 games as a starter, his team has rushed ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 12 Analysis & Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 26, 2018  
Sunday, November 25, 2018 Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills (NFL) - 1:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 3.0/-105 Buffalo Bills Rating: 10* Mike's 10* NFL Earlybird Dependable (WIN) This Jacksonville team is NOT the same team that's defense dominated last season. In 10 games thus far, they've given up 100 or more rushing yards 6 times including 206 to the Cowboys. While ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 13 Analysis & Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 26, 2018  
Saturday, November 24, 2018 Utah State vs. Boise State (NCAAF) - 10:15 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -132 Boise State Rating: 8* Mike's CFB Saturday Night Bailout Play (WIN) Accolades to the Aggies for achieving their 10 consecutive SU win last week versus Colorado State. The narrow 29-24 triumph in Fort Collins (but lost ATS as 29-point chalk) broke the school's 9-game win s ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 11 Analysis & Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 19, 2018  
Thursday, November 15, 2018 Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks (NFL) - 8:20 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -159 Seattle Seahawks Rating: 8* Mike's NFL Thursday Playoff Eliminator (WIN) The loser of this game could pretty much think about next year. There's plenty of motivation with the home-standing Seahawks. The past 3 seasons we've seen Green Bay win 17-9, 38-10 & 27-17. ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Week 12 CFB Analysis & Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 19, 2018  
Saturday, November 17, 2018 Syracuse vs. Notre Dame (NCAAF) - 2:30 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 10.5/-110 Syracuse Rating: 8* Mike's CFB Earlybird Dependable (LOSS) Third-ranked Notre Dame (10-0 SU) is pulling out ALL the stops to try & steal some of the Syracuse fan base from the New York/New Jersey area. They went as far as donning pinstripe pants & throwing some pinstri ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Week 11 CFB Analysis/Review/Notes/Look-Aheads
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 15, 2018  
Saturday, November 10, 2018 Bowling Green vs. Central Michigan (NCAAF) - 3:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 7.5/-110 Bowling Green Rating: 7* Mike's CFB Earlybird (WIN) Our first game of the betting day looks @ 2 bottom dwellers in the MAC. It's been a struggling year for HC Mike Jinks (3rd-season) going 1-8 SU thus far. With games left @ Akron & home versus Buffalo, I beli ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 10 Sunday Analysis/Review/Notes/Look-Aheads
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 15, 2018  
Sunday, November 11, 2018 New Orleans Saints vs. Cincinnati Bengals (NFL) - 1:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 6.0/-110 Cincinnati Bengals Rating: 7* Mike's NFL Earlybird (LOSS) This is NOT the mushes week! It started Thursday as we had Pittsburgh while the mushes LOADED up on Carolina. It continues today! This seems like a fishy game since the New Orleans high-powered offe ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Week 10 NFL Special Thursday Edition
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 12, 2018  
Thursday, November 08, 2018 Carolina Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) - 8:20 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -175 Pittsburgh Steelers Rating: 8* Mike's Thursday Night Reliable Systems Play (WIN) The Carolina Panthers are a definite PLAY AGAINST team for us! Not only do they fit my decades old exhaustion road system, but they've lost @ 2 winning teams they faced losing in ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Week 9 NFL Analysis/Review/Notes/Look-Aheads
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 8, 2018  
Monday, November 05, 2018 Tennessee Titans vs. Dallas Cowboys (NFL) - 8:15 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -208 Dallas Cowboys Rating: 7* Mike's Monday Night Football Smart Play (LOSS) Don't get me wrong because I was searching for the right reasons to take the Titans & the points. My search finally turned up futile! I know the Cowboys JUST obtained WR Amari Cooper from the Rai ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Week 10 CFB Analysis/Review/Notes/Look-Aheads
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 7, 2018  
Saturday, November 03, 2018 Air Force vs. Army (NCAAF) - 12:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 7.0/-125 Air Force Rating: 8* Mike's CFB Earlybird Dependable (WIN) I feel this one is sizing up to be a real dandy! Both teams' offense & defense are hard to separate by numbers. The Commander-In-Chief Trophy will go to Air Force (would be their 5th this decade) with a SU win. Thes ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 8 Analysis/Review/Notes/Look-Aheads
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 1, 2018  
Monday, October 29, 2018 New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills (NFL) - 8:15 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 14.0/-115 Buffalo Bills Rating: 8* Mike's MNF Bailout Play (LOSS) I've heard a ton of mushes buzzing about how the Colts smashed the Bills 37-5 so what is New England going to do? In the inconsistent NFL (stands for Not For Long), you can't fall in love with teams. Yo ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 9 Analysis/Review/Notes/Look-Aheads
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 31, 2018  
Saturday, October 27, 2018 Iowa vs. Penn State (NCAAF) - 3:30 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 5.5/-106 Iowa Rating: 8* Mike's CFB Earlybird Dependable (WIN OFF BUY) Guys, before I get into ANY plays this week, I'd like to get something straight. I'm NOT a traditional handicapper that's shy of wanting to evolve over the years. Unlike traditional handicapping, new concepts D ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's MLB Analysis/Review/Notes/Look-Aheads
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 28, 2018  
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox (MLB) - 8:09 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -139 Boston Red Sox Rating: 8* Mike's MLB Managerial Mover (WIN) It looks pretty evident that Boston Manager Joey Cora has Dave Roberts eating out of his hand. He's knows how to make moves to force Roberts to exhaust his fielding lineup early on limiting his mov ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 7 Analysis/Review/Notes/Look-Aheads
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 25, 2018  
Sunday, October 21, 2018 Carolina Panthers vs. Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) - 1:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -231 Philadelphia Eagles Rating: 8* Mike's NFL Earlybird Dependable (LOSS) I'm not buying spring back at all on the part of Carolina! It also looks like Eagles' QB has brought back the crowd chant of "Wenzyl-vania" once again after 4 starts. Carson's numbers so far ar ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 8 Analysis/Review/Notes/Look-Aheads
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 24, 2018  
Saturday, October 20, 2018 Auburn vs. Mississippi (NCAAF) - 12:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -175 Auburn Rating: 8* Mike's CFB Earlybird (WIN) HC Gus Malzahn's (in his 6th season with Tigers coming over from Arkansas State) have taken it on the chin thus far this season as they enter the weekend @ 4-3. They ran up 448 total yards last week versus coming-off-the-bye Tenness ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 6 Analysis/Review/Notes/Look-Aheads
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 19, 2018  
Sunday, October 14, 2018 Carolina Panthers vs. Washington Redskins (NFL) - 1:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 1.5/-110 Washington Redskins Rating: 8* Mike's NFL Public Missed Perception Play (WIN) Guys, the Redskins aren't as bad as you saw on Prime Time Monday. How many NFL teams (Weeks 1 thru 5) have faced the Saints with their 1-2 punch (Mark Ingram-Alvin Kamara) 100% he ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 7 Analysis/Review/Notes/Look-Aheads
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 17, 2018  
Saturday, October 13, 2018 Toledo vs. Eastern Michigan (NCAAF) - 12:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -135 Toledo Rating: 6* Mike's Saturday CFB Earlybird (LOSS) HC Jason Candle's is now in his 3rd season (lost to Appalachian State 2 consecutive years in a bowl since coming here) & has been pretty much successful going 24-9 SU to date. Candle ended Toledo's 13-year MAC drou ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 5 Analysis/Review/Notes/Look-Aheads
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 12, 2018  
Sunday, October 07, 2018 Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills (NFL) - 1:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 5.5/-105 Buffalo Bills Rating: 8* Mike's NFL Public Missed Perception Play (WIN) The Bills may be just 1-3 SU but have definitely taken on 4 playoff teams in a row to start the season. For this matchup, I give them a strong situational edge. The Titans not only have lost 7 ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 6 Analysis/Review/Notes-Look Aheads
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 10, 2018  
Saturday, October 06, 2018 LSU vs. Florida (NCAAF) - 3:30 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -125 LSU Rating: 8* Mike's CFB Earlybird Dependable (LOSS)

Yep, I'm glad the mushes are on Florida this week. Regardless of venue, this should be an "in the trenches" type SEC game. The difference here has to be the strength of schedule. Even though the Gators are 9th in scoring defense ...  read more

 
Mike Handzelek's Week 4 NFL Analysis/Review/Notes/Look-Aheads
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 4, 2018  
Sunday, September 30, 2018 Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) - 8:20 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 3.0/-115 Baltimore Ravens Rating: 7* Mike's X's & O's NFL Later Game Coaching Advantage Play (WIN) HC John Harbaugh did what he had to do to get his offense ready for this season. He brought in better receivers for QB Joe Flacco. What is a reflection of this? If yo ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 5 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 2, 2018  
Saturday, September 29, 2018 Army vs. Buffalo (NCAAF) - 12:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 7.5/-101 Army Rating: 7* Mike's CFB Earlybird Dogger (WIN) All the mushes are praising Buffalo & their unblemished 4-0 SU record as we enter Week 5. HC Lance Leipold has been getting excellent performance out of his QB Tyree Jackson whose 15/3 TD/INT ratio is not too shabby. DC Jay ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 3 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Sep 26, 2018  
Sunday, September 23, 2018 Denver Broncos vs. Baltimore Ravens (NFL) - 1:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -220 Baltimore Ravens Rating: 7* Mike's NFL Early Chalker (WIN) I seriously don't believe we saw the best out of Baltimore on the short week versus Cincinnati. However, I do believe we'll see their "A" game here versus Denver. The Broncos are playing above their means & n ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 4 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Sep 24, 2018  
Saturday, September 22, 2018 Minnesota vs. Maryland (NCAAF) - 12:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 2.5/102 Minnesota Rating: 8* Mike's CFB Earlybird Dependable (LOSS) For those with short memories, it was current Minnesota HC P.J. Fleck who grabbed 1 win in 12 games in his initial season @ Western Michigan before he grabbed 8 in year 2. In his last season there, (his 4th ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 2 Analysis/Review/Notes/Look-Aheads
Point Shaver Handzelek Sep 19, 2018  
Sunday, September 16, 2018 Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons (NFL) - 1:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -240 Atlanta Falcons Rating: 7* Mike's NFL Earlybird Dependable (WIN) Let's not over-react to the Falcons loss @ Philadelphia Thursday. Their defense limited the Super Bowl champs to 232 total yards. Remember, the Dirty Birds are home now in their division. That's bee ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Week 3 CFB Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Sep 16, 2018  
Saturday, September 15, 2018 Duke vs. Baylor (NCAAF) - 3:30 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 4.5/-115 Duke Rating: 7* Mike's 3rd Live Dog Of The Week Win Guys, let's not under-estimate HC David Cutcliffe (came over from Ole Miss) has done since coming to Durham 11 years ago. He's responsible for getting Duke out of that ACC doormat status for sure as they've had a winning seas ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 2 Analysis, Review & Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Sep 11, 2018  
Saturday, September 08, 2018 California vs. BYU (NCAAF) - 10:15 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: 147 California Rating: 9* Mike's CFB ML Underdog Game Of The Week (WIN) Don't be fooled by the close score last week in Berkeley! Justin Wilcox & his Golden Bears are loaded this season. Despite Wilcox shuffling QB's (mainly Ross Bowers & Chase Garbers), Cal is returning 10 starters ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 1 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Sep 11, 2018  
Sunday, September 09, 2018 Buffalo Bills vs. Baltimore Ravens (NFL) - 1:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: -7.5/-109 Baltimore Ravens Rating: 7* Mike's NFL Earlybird Dependable (WIN) Yes, this is the 2nd Harbaugh pick in consecutive weeks. Unlike younger brother Jim, I believe John gets his team fully prepared AND motivated. I can't see new DC Don Martindale (former LB coach) ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 1 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Sep 6, 2018  
Saturday, September 01, 2018 Michigan vs. Notre Dame (NCAAF) - 7:30 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 1.5/-110 Michigan Rating: 8* Mike's True Competitor (Loss) I feel the wrong team is favored here! Michigan returns a very solid 9 on defense & those are a talented 9. Look for Irish turnovers after the early adrenalin clears & that's when the Maise N' Blue takes control against ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's End Of April MLB Analysis & Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Apr 29, 2018  
Saturday, April 28, 2018 Cincinnati Reds vs. Minnesota Twins (MLB) - 2:10 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -144 Minnesota Twins Pick Title: 9 Star Streak's Over Play Of The Day (WIN) Yes, the Minnesota Twins have lost 8 straight. But they'll be starting anew streak after today! The Reds are no strangers to the cellar of the NL Central. Even though they're coming off a 15-run perf ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NBA Playoff Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Apr 28, 2018  
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) - 8:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 10.0/-107 Miami Heat Pick Title: Mike's 1st NBA Smiling Cobra Play Of Year (WIN OFF BUY) It's not often where you'll find a good defensive team getting double-digits. Approaching this elimination game (for Miami) has its advantages. The missed perception of this game by th ...  read more
 
Mike's First MLB Picks Of The Season Analysis & Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Apr 23, 2018  
Cleveland Indians vs. Baltimore Orioles (MLB) - 1:05 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -233 Cleveland Indians Pick Title: 9 Star Every Dog Not Necessarily Has Their Day (WIN) Tracking the Orioles since I was 5 has become a habit. But I've found that there's only a few AL teams who have been a thorn in their side @ Camden Yards since its inception in 92'. One of those teams is the C ...  read more
 
CBB Ntl. Championship Review -TV Network Botches Post-Game Analysis
Point Shaver Handzelek Apr 7, 2018  
Monday, April 02, 2018 Michigan vs. Villanova (NCAAB) - 9:20 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: -7.0/-103 Villanova Pick Title: 8 Star CBB National Championship (WIN) It's really catching! First the Philadelphia Eagles & then the Villanova Wildcats. Guess what? The 76ers aren't that far off. I like what HC Jay Wright has done with his team. Everyone talks about how Michigan has w ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's March Madness Opening Week Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Mar 19, 2018  
Sunday, March 18, 2018 Florida State vs. Xavier (NCAAB) - 8:40 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -236 Xavier Pick Title: 10 Star Strongest Play On The Board (LOSS) This would have been an ATS selection until we find the public super-heavy (91%) on the X-Men as well as finding Xavier (RPI ranked 3rd) 24-6-2 ATS the last 32 NCAA Tournament games & Florida State (RPI ranked 54th) jus ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Super Bowl X's& O's--Analysis--Future Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Feb 8, 2018  
Sunday, February 04, 2018 Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots (NFL) - 6:30 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 4.5/-105 Philadelphia Eagles Pick Title: Super Bowl X's & O's Analytics + Winner/Winning Props (WIN) Props (Won 4, Loss 0). There's no argument here that says HC Bill Belichick & QB Tom Brady rate the edge for Super Bowl LII based on talent & experience. And yes, ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Super Bowl X's& O's--Analysis--Future Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Feb 8, 2018  
Sunday, February 04, 2018 Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots (NFL) - 6:30 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 4.5/-105 Philadelphia Eagles Pick Title: Super Bowl X's & O's Analytics + Winner/Winning Props (WIN) Props (Won 4, Loss 0). There's no argument here that says HC Bill Belichick & QB Tom Brady rate the edge for Super Bowl LII based on talent & experience. And yes, ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Early February CBB Analysis & Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Feb 7, 2018  
Saturday, February 03, 2018 Missouri State vs. Loyola Chicago (NCAAB) - 2:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: -7.0/-110 Loyola Chicago Pick Title: 9 Star CBB Earlybird (WIN) The Ramblers were the pre-season pick for around 4th in the Missouri Valley Conference this season. It hasn't panned out quite that way. HC Porter Moser has Loyola of Chicago playing premium ball right now ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Championship Round Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Jan 24, 2018  
Sunday, January 21, 2018 Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New England Patriots (NFL) - 3:05 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: -7.5/-103 New England Patriots Pick Title: 9 Star AFC Championship Realer Dealer (LOSS) The Jaguars are in a championship game with NE? The last time this happened was 1996 when Bill Parcells (Drew Bledsoe @ QB) got a 47-yard fumble return from Otis Smith to beat ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's 12 Star Post-Season GOY Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Jan 18, 2018  
Sunday, January 14, 2018 Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) - 1:05 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -290 Pittsburgh Steelers Pick Title: 12 Star NFL Post-Season Game Of The Year (LOSS) Yes, there's no question that the Jaguars own the better defense that's already intercepted Ben Roethlisberger 5 times in their previous 30-9 win during a Week 5 meeting. But what h ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB National Championship Games Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Jan 9, 2018  
Monday, January 08, 2018 Alabama vs. Georgia (NCAAF) - 8:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -175 Alabama Pick Title: Mike's 9 Star National Championship Reeler Dealer (WIN) There's tons of film reels we dissected leading up to this game. HC Kirby Smart (grabbed quickly by the Junkyard Dawgs' in 2016 after serving as Alabama's DC under Saban) & Georgia have a bruising running gam ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Wild Card Games Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Jan 8, 2018  
Sunday, January 07, 2018 Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints (NFL) - 4:40 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 7.0/-120 Carolina Panthers Pick Title: 9 Star Third Time Is A Charm Play (WIN) Hopefully yesterday's KC debacle is not indicative of how the playoffs will run. When the home team (Chiefs) topped 20 points in the 1st half yesterday, they fell into a 17-year trend that ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's BCS Semi-Final Round Analysis & Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Jan 6, 2018  
Monday, January 01, 2018 Alabama vs. Clemson (NCAAF) - 8:45 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 3.0/101 Clemson Pick Title: Mike's New Year's Strongest Bowl On The Board Play (LOSS) Here's the rubber match! Speaking of rubber matches, the last time this occured was between 1973 & 1975 with U.S.C. & Ohio State. After two 20-point plus blowouts (U.S.C 42-17 & Ohio State 42-21), thei ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 17 Analysis/Review/Notes/2018 NFL Draft Order
Point Shaver Handzelek Jan 1, 2018  
Sunday, December 31, 2017 Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts (NFL) - 1:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -240 Indianapolis Colts Pick Title: 9 Star Sharper Line Mover (WIN) There's no HOT team or potential playoff team here as the Texans have dropped 8 of 9 while the Colts come in losers of 6 in a row. Let's focus here on who wants it more as well as personnel & scheduling a ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB 10 Star Bowl Game & Pre-New Year's Bowls' Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 30, 2017  
Friday, December 29, 2017 Texas A&M vs. Wake Forest (NCAAF) - 1:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -145 Wake Forest Pick Title: Strong 10 Star ACC Upriser (WIN) Expect a BIG turnout of fans making this short trip from Winston-Salem to Charlotte. The 7-5 SU Demon Deacons do have some flaws & are suspect to the rush. However, 4th-year HC Dave Clawson has had ample time to dissect ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 16 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 26, 2017  
Sunday, December 24, 2017 Detroit Lions vs. Cincinnati Bengals (NFL) - 1:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 3.5/-113 Cincinnati Bengals Pick Title: 9 Star Mass Deception Play (WIN) So the mushes have already decided that Cincinnati has left for the golf courses? Don't bet on it! HC Marvin Lewis may be gone at the end of the season but don't think his players won't send him off ...  read more
 


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