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Sean's 2016 Big 10 College Football Preview
Sean Higgs Jul 28, 2016  
Higgs is ready to tackle Big 10 Football! Be sure to check back daily for other College Football Conference Previews

Big 10 EAST

1 - OHIO STATE - Are we really going anywhere else here? Urban Meyer is an unbelievable 31-1 in regular season Big 10 play. How can we go against him? I mean, I get he has 3 returning starters on both sides of the ball. But until I see otherwise, Buckeyes get ...  read more

 
Sean's 2016 ACC Conference Preview
Sean Higgs Jul 28, 2016  
Going to start my Conference Previews off with the ACC. Be sure to check back daily for additional College Football Conference Previews!

ACC ATLANTIC

1 - FLORIDA STATE - Yes, I know that Clemson has some unfinished business to attend to. But I think that the conference will come down to October 29th and the game will be played right here at Doak Campbell Stadium. Look. They don't have ...  read more

 
Baseball- Top Money Winners & Money Burners.
RJ Robbins Jul 26, 2016  
We are going to take a look at the Top 5 Money makers and the Bottom 5 Money burners.

The Top 5

Texas +22.5

Baltimore +18.3

Detroit + 7.6

San Fran + 7.2

Cleveland + 6.0

The Bottom 5

Tampa Bay -29.0

Arizona -17.9

Minnesota -14.8

Atlanta -14.7

LA Angels -11.0

Texas has been in a slump due to injuries. They had a ...  read more

 
Betting the NFL Preseason in 2016
Jeff Hochman Jul 22, 2016  
Betting the NFL Preseason in 2016


by Jeff Hochman of JH-Sportsline


The Hall of Fame Game is the first NFL preseason game of the year, which closes the annual Hall of Fame enshrinement festivities. On August 7th, 2016, the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts will get the ball rolling with the ladder being listed as the "home" team in Canton, Ohio. < ...  read more
 
NFL Odds: Analyzing Cincinnati Bengals 2016 Home Schedule
Doc's Sports Jul 21, 2016  
by Doc's Sports - 7/21/2016 I truly believe that Coach Marvin Lewis had his best Bengals team yet in 2015 until quarterback Andy Dalton, who was having a career year, suffered a season-ending thumb injury in the first half of Cincinnati's Week 14 home game versus Pittsburgh. Dalton broke his thumb making a tackle after throwing a pick. (When will quarterbacks learn to just crawl into a shell an ...  read more
 
Los Angeles Rams Under 7 1/2 Wins
Stephen Nover Jul 21, 2016  
It has taken 22 years, but Los Angeles has the Rams back. They can have them. My strongest over/under NFL regular-season win total recommendation is Rams Under 7 1/2 victories. Todd Gurley and a strong defensive line can't cover up all the other Rams' weaknesses. It's not a fluke the Rams haven't made the playoffs in 11 years, nor finished in the top 10 in points and yards since 2006. ...  read more
 
Giants team to beat in NFC East
Stephen Nover Jul 15, 2016  
The NFC East is wide open. The Cowboys, Giants and Redskins are all plus $2.00 to win the division with the Eagles at plus $2.85, according to current odds at thegreek.com. This is a very flawed division. But I believe the Giants are the best of a bad lot. Tom Coughlin damaged his Hall of Fame chances by hanging around too long. The Giants haven't made the playoffs the past four seasons. The ...  read more
 
Rob Vinciletti MLB Back from the Break System- Texas Toast in the Windy City
Rob Vinciletti Jul 13, 2016  
In this piece Rob Vinciletti illustrates one of his powerful league wide system in MLB Action and breaks down the Texas Rangers at Chicago Cubs game as MLB is back from the All Star break On Friday MLB Play resumes and we have a Powerful system that has won 14 of 15 times since 2004, which is a solid 93% win rate. The system as seen below has won 13 straight times and plays on the Chicago Cub ...  read more
 
AFC WEST (UNDER THE RADAR)CHAMPION
Kevin Thomas Jul 13, 2016  
With the Bronco's losing Peyton Manning to retirement and Osweiler moving on the Bronco's will rely on M Sanchez or rookie P Lynch. The defense will be dominate again, but without offense you can only get so far. The Chargers are predicted to be last and with the troubles and amount of injuries this team always has on offense this could come true. Age is going to be a factor once ag ...  read more
 
All-Star Game Suggestion
Stephen Nover Jul 11, 2016  
Instead of giving the league that wins the All-Star Game home-field advantage in the World Series, the rule should be changed. Home-field advantage in the World Series should go to the league whose team finished with the best record. The Baseball All-Star Game still is the best of the major sports' All-Star games. But it started to lose its luster once Pete Rose played in his final All-Sta ...  read more
 
2016 Big Ten Champions
Brian Hay Jul 7, 2016  
East Division Ohio State Buckeyes (+145): Everyone see the strange occurrence with the Ohio State posted win total being only 8½ but they are the betting favorites to win the conference again this season. The odds makers expect to see three losses by the Buckeyes this season. Amazingly three losses would be one more regular season loss than Coach Urban Meyer has had during his four years at Col ...  read more
 
Baseball at the 1/2 mark in the AL!
RJ Robbins Jun 30, 2016  
The Texas Rangers are playing the best baseball with a record of 51-28. The Rangers have struck gold so far with FA Center fielder Ian Desmond who is hitting .322 with 14 HR's and 51 RBI. Rookie of the year candidate Nomar Mazara is hitting .287 with 11 HR's and 35 RBI. Both players are playing superb defense! Cole Hamels is the Ace of the Rangers going 9-1 with a 2.60 ERA! One factor that c ...  read more
 
The King and his Court make History!
RJ Robbins Jun 21, 2016  
By now you have heard all the experts explain why Cleveland won the NBA Championship or why Golden St. lost it. Trying to convince someone their opinion is the right side is like trying to change someone's mind about there politics! Not going to happen! King James did put Cleveland on his shoulders and brought them back from being down 3 games to 1! Personally I went 14-9, hitting 61% of my se ...  read more
 
Baseball Shouldn't Suspend Machado
Stephen Nover Jun 8, 2016  
Major League baseball shouldn't suspend Manny Machado for punching out Yordano Ventura last night. They should honor Machado instead. This is just the hard-throwing 25-year-old Ventura's third full year in the majors and already he's established himself as a classless punk, despised in many cities, including Oakland, Anaheim, Chicago and Baltimore. Ventura was out to get Machado. That was ...  read more
 
Baseball at the 1/3 mark the NL!
RJ Robbins Jun 1, 2016  
Lets take a look at the National League at the1/3 mark of the Baseball season. The team playing the best baseball is the Chicago Cubs who are playing .700 going 35-15. Joe Madden is pushing all the right buttons while Jake Arrieta is proving he is the best pitcher in Baseball going 9-0 with a 1.56 ERA. Newly acquired Ben Zobrist is leading the Cubs in hitting .345 BA with a .445 OBP. The Nats ...  read more
 
Deep in the Heart of Texas!
RJ Robbins May 30, 2016  
The Rangers just got sweep 3 games at Toronto where they returned to the scene of the crime after the Blue Jays defeated the Rangers in the 2015 AL Play-offs thanks to the Jose Bautista's game winning home run and 'bat-flip! The Rangers went on to go 5-1 before meeting Toronto at home. The Blue Jays won game 1, 5-0. Then the Rangers won the next two games including the infamous 'Odor punch' of ...  read more
 
Stay away from Cincinnati Reds
Stephen Nover May 28, 2016  
The Big Red Machine these 2016 Cincinnati Reds are not. My advice: Stay away ... far away. I tried to make John Lamb work. Two starts later I've learned my lesson, a costly lesson at that as Lamb gave up nine earned runs in 9 2/3 innings on 13 hits and six walks. He's back on the fantasy baseball waiver wire where I should have left him. Raisel Iglesias is promising, but he's on the DL with ...  read more
 
MLB Chalks on Shocking Run Last Two Seasons
Joe Duffy May 27, 2016  
Betting large favorite in MLB has become shockingly profitable the last two seasons in MLB confirms Joe Duffy’s Picks databases. Bettors who have wagered on -130 or larger chalks are up 39.7 units this season after turning a surprising profit of 37.5 units last year. By comparison, from 2004-2010, large favorite bettors lost every year, never dropping less than 17.8 units including 74 or more unit ...  read more
 
Most Underrated Pitcher
Stephen Nover May 20, 2016  
There are only four pitchers who have an unbeaten record this season when having at least five victories. The first three are somewhat easy to name - Chris Sale, Jake Arrieta and Stephen Strasburg. The fourth one is my candidate for most underrated, under-the-radar starter: Cleveland's Josh Tomlin. Tomlin is 6-0 this season. The Indians have won all seven of his starts. Tomlin's ERA is ...  read more
 
THE PLAYERS Championship Preview
Doc's Sports May 11, 2016  
Golf is a crazy game at times as typically, hot players stay hot and cold players stay cold which is usually a big factor in trying to predict tournament winners. Last week was a complete aberration as James Hahn, who had missed the cut in eight straight tournaments, defeated Roberto Castro in a playoff to win the Wells Fargo Championship. He was such an underdog that he was one of six players tha ...  read more
 
Betting Baseball Dogs
TJ Masterline May 6, 2016  
Many square gambers tend to play the favorites more often than they bet on an underdog in baseball. The average baseball gambler sees the team that is supposed to win and looks at the other team as the one who is supposed to lose. Losing is no fun so it’s tough for some players to realize it can be profitable to lose more games than you win as long as your return on each bet is greater than your ...  read more
 
Back the Miami Heat to make it to the NBA Eastern Conference Finals
Mike Lundin May 3, 2016  
The Miami Heat are paying roughly +140 to make it past the Toronto Raptors in their Eastern Conference Semifinals, and I see plenty of reasons to back the Heat. Miami has the more experienced team while Toronto won its first playoffs series in 15 years when they made it past Indiana in the first round. It's very concerning that they struggled that much with the Pacers, and while Miami hardly i ...  read more
 
Numbers & Figures (to the 7th figure)
RJ Robbins Apr 28, 2016  
In a few minutes there will be over 30 new millionaires in the NFL at the end of the day, and that will just be their signing bonuses! Prime time TV thanks to ESPN has turned the NFL Draft into a 3 day 'Must Watch TV'! These young men will be the future stars of both the NFL and handicappers power ratings! So I hope everyone sits back and enjoys the next 3 days of the NFL Draft! My wish to the ...  read more
 
Sean Higgs 2016 NFL Draft thoughts
Sean Higgs Apr 28, 2016  
Not going to waste any time. Let's get right to it. This is only 1-14. No trades. Though I believe we could see a few. Have a great night and hope your team has done their homework!

1 LA RAMS - Carson WENTZ. Fisher went small school with Air McNair and I will not be shocked when he does it here tonight. Not to get into trades, but I can see Foles getting dealt either back to Chip in ...  read more

 
Number & Figures, Figures & Numbers!
RJ Robbins Apr 25, 2016  
In Sports there is a stat and a number for everything. We apply it in handicapping in hopes of beating the spread, side or total. Basically everyone has the same information (some handicappers have better than others) so you would think everyone would come to the same conclusion. 'NOPE'! There are different variables that people look at when handicapping a game. Let's face you can be on the ...  read more
 
Best Player in the 2016 NFL Draft is ...
Stephen Nover Apr 24, 2016  
Both the Rams and Eagles traded up so they will be picking first and second in the NFL draft this year. Unless something unforeseen happens, I doubt either team selects the best player in the draft. I have St. Louis and Philadelphia each taking a quarterback with the Rams going for Jared Goff and the Eagles selecting Carson Wentz. Neither of those players is among the top two players in my view ...  read more
 
Eagles Likely to Crash and Burn
Stephen Nover Apr 21, 2016  
The Philadelphia Eagles have been relatively quiet since firing Chip Kelly before the end of his third season with them. The turbulence and controversy hasn't stopped, though. The Eagles just moved up to No. 2 in the draft by giving up their No. 1, No. 3 and No. 4 draft choices this season plus their No. 1 and No. 2 draft picks next year to the Browns to move up six spots in the draft plus get ...  read more
 
UNLV, Chris Beard Mess
Stephen Nover Apr 17, 2016  
Put off hiring a college basketball coach for a week and make a million dollars. That's a formula UNLV accidentally stumbled upon with Chris Beard. Beard is one of those slimy Bobby Petrinoish kind of coaches whose word doesn't mean anything. UNLV looks bad on this, but Beard shouldn't emerge from this fiasco untainted. Beard gets his dream job of coaching Texas Tech - unless the Washington ...  read more
 
In case you missed it in February. My MLB Best Bet Totals
Sean Higgs Apr 1, 2016  
Sean Higgs is ready for the boys of Summer! These are my 'BEST BET' selections for each division.

AL EAST

Tampa Bay Rays OVER 78 -- Rays added a couple bats over the winter. The pitching is always the strength of this team. They won 80 games last year with a terrible offense. They didn't bring in big name, sexy bats. But they have enough to get us this over.

AL CENTRAL

Clevel ...  read more

 
Sean's Top MLB Rotations for 2016
Sean Higgs Mar 31, 2016  
I touched a few days ago on who and why I thought were the 5 worse rotations. Today, I look at the other end and focus on who my best rotations are.

1. NEW YORK METS - I'm a Yankees fan, so it pains me to type this. But the Mets, with Harvey, DeGrom and Syndergaard at the top, followed by Matz and Colon/Wheeler rounding out the staff. Wow. We have some hard throwing, strike out tossing arms. ...  read more

 
MLB Underdog Betting
Brian Hay Mar 31, 2016  
The key to having a winning baseball season is finding value in the money line offered by the sportsbook and taking advantage of it. Value is simply the difference between the price being offered and the true chances of a team winning the game. I concentrate on finding value with underdogs. Amateur bettors just can’t comprehend it is possible to be profitable when losing more games than you win. T ...  read more
 
Detroit Tigers Over 82.5 Wins -1.35
RJ Robbins Mar 31, 2016  
The best thing about the 2015 season for the Tigers is the season is over and in the rear view mirror. The 74 wins is the low point. Before last year the Tigers were averaging 91 victories a year from 2011 to 2014. The fate of the Tigers goes back to pitcher Justin Verlander. Last year Justin was just 5-8 with a decent era of 3.28. Arm injuries have held back the former Cy Young & MVP. From ...  read more
 
Jeff's Top 5 MLB Bullpens in 2016
Jeff Hochman Mar 30, 2016  
Jeff's Top 5 MLB Bullpens in 2016


1) New York Yankees

Aroldis Chapman and his 100 MPH fastball will have sit out the first 30 games. But, make no mistake, this bullpen has the talent and depth to withstand his absence. Lets start with Dellin Betances, who was ranked 5th in all of baseball with 29 holds last season. When I watch him pitch, I say to myself how ...  read more
 
WHY SO MUCH ATTENTION ON DRAFTING A QUARTERBACK
Kevin Thomas Mar 29, 2016  
When has a #1 QB won a Super Bowl, I mean won a Super Bowl. Peyton Manning got the win, but he did very little. Last years winner was the Patriots, great quarterback who was drafted in the 6th round. Russell Wilson great quarterback drafted 3rd round. He too had a great defense. Ravens great defense. Giants great pass attack. Eli is like Dilfer , don't turn it over and let your defens ...  read more
 
Turning Favorites into Underdogs with MLB BASEBALL
Joe Gavazzi Mar 29, 2016  
There wasn’t much choice back in 1979, or for at least the next decade after that to follow. If you wanted to know something about an outcome of a game from a historical or technical perspective, you spent the time to do the laborious task of logging the results by hand, followed by the tedious hours of researching those handwritten results. You had better damn sure make your hypotheses good befo ...  read more
 
Texas Rangers Over 83 Wins -1.30
RJ Robbins Mar 29, 2016  
The last time we saw the Rangers they were in the midst of getting beat in the AL Play offs by Toronto. However before the Play offs started they were finishing off an outstanding season by winning the AL Western Division. After a terrible start and a bunch of injuries, first year Manager Jeff Bannister kept the Rangers focus. At the All-Star Break there were 42-46, while the LA Angeles were 4 ...  read more
 
From Big Dance to Little Dance
Stephen Nover Mar 29, 2016  
The inaugural Vegas 16 Tournament is the flip side to the NCAA Tournament. I'd be surprised if there were more than 100 tickets legitimately sold for Monday's opening round at Mandalay Bay. Oh yes, there were eight teams in the tournament not 16. Each team paid $50,000 for the dubious honor, receiving airfare and hotel accommodations. I'm thinking of competing against this tournament by lau ...  read more
 
Sean Higgs' MLB Pitching Rotation notes
Sean Higgs Mar 26, 2016  
With MLB right around the corner, let me take a look at what I think are the 5 worse pitching staffs in baseball.

1 - ATLANTA BRAVES. Clearly in a rebuilding mode. They are led by JULIO TEHERAN. The kid is a solid 200 inning performer. Any other team, he would probably win 15-18 games. He is followed by MATT WISLER. He wasn't terrible after his June call up. But there will be more bumps over ...  read more

 
Rob Vinciletti: NCAAB Tournament Sweet 16 Preview
Rob Vinciletti Mar 23, 2016  
In This piece We will Review and Preview this years NCAAB Tournament Sweet 16 Games in what has been one of the most competitive tournaments in recent years. On Thursday the NCAAB Tournament will resume with the Sweet 16 round. This years tournament has featured some of the most unlikely endings with come back wins and enormous blown leads and melt downs. Below is a look at the 8 game ...  read more
 
Tourney Time: Dominant Frontcourts + Sparkplug Guards
Jim Feist Mar 22, 2016  
by Jim Feist

A smart handicapper looks at college basketball tournament time different than during the regular season. Certainly the games mean more, bringing added pressure on the players and coaching staff. Here are a few things I examine late in the college basketball season as teams are vying for conference championships and tournament positioning.

*Depth: Yes, size ...  read more
 
Premier League Futures Pick 2015/2016
Mike Lundin Mar 16, 2016  

Take Leicester City at -120

It's nothing short of a miracle that we still find Leicester City top of the Premier League table with eight fixtures to go, but here we are. They're five points clear of Tottenham Hotspur in second place and Arsenal is another six points back, and I don't think either London club will be able to catch the Foxes.

Leicester's remaining schedule loo ...  read more

 
Best Value Bet to win the Big Dance
Chase Diamond Mar 16, 2016  
As everyone knows there are a large number of teams in the biggest tournament in any sport. This is one of my favorite times of year and honestly can remember back to my High School days filling out brackets. My job here is to find the best value for your money. Well teams like KU at 9-2 and MSU and UNC at 11-2 hold zero value as they are expected to win. The two teams that offer the best value ar ...  read more
 
Think Mets not Cubs
Stephen Nover Mar 15, 2016  
Let's switch gears a second from basketball and talk baseball. Are they even going to have a 2016 National League season since everyone seems to think the Chicago Cubs are a lock for the World Series? As a long-time Cubs follower from the days of the late, great Ernie Banks, I can tell you to hoist up an Old Style but don't even dare to dream of a World Series. I'm still collecting pieces of my ...  read more
 
The 140 DEFENSIVE CLUB
Joe Gavazzi Mar 9, 2016  
At the beginning of January, I wrote an article about the importance of the fundamentals in CBKB. I proved at that time that when combining the fundamentals of rebounds, assists and TOs with great defense, that it also led to pointspread success. Now, it is time for a review of that article, including the fundamentals listed in the first review.

To refresh your memory, success i ...  read more

 
Jeff's Top 3 MLB Season Win Total Best Bets for 2016
Jeff Hochman Mar 5, 2016  
Here are my Top 3 MLB season win total best bets for the 2016 season.


1) Tampa Bay Rays (OVER 78)

The Rays should be able to squeak out tighter games especially at home this season. They lost a bunch of 1-run tilts last season. The Rays were just 42-42 at home last season and should be much better at Tropicana Field this year. Their pitching looks strong an ...  read more
 
WGC-Cadillac Championship Preview
Doc's Sports Mar 2, 2016  
Adam Scott held off Sergio Garcia and the rest of the field to capture his 12th career PGA Tour title at the Honda Classic. The tour continues on the Florida swing, heading to Doral this week for the WGC-Cadillac Championship. This is the second straight event that features a star-studded field with close to the entire top 50 in the world playing. With the Match Play again playing later than it us ...  read more
 
Jeff's 2016 MLB Predictions and Awards
Jeff Hochman Mar 1, 2016  
AL EAST


1) Tampa Bay Rays (91-71)

2) NY Yankees (90-72) WILD CARD

3) Boston Red Sox (80-82)

4) Toronto Blue Jays (74-88)

5) Baltimore Orioles (73-89)


AL Central


1) Kansas City Royals (93-69)

...  read more
 
2016 College Bubble Teams
Joe Gavazzi Feb 29, 2016  
We are three weeks away from the March 13th Selection Sunday date. If you are viewing ESPN these days, and have an interest in the upcoming NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament, then Joe Lunardi has become one of your “new best friends”. As Chief “bracketologist” for the ESPN network, it is Joe’s job to tell us each day “who is in, and who is out”. In short, which teams are “on the bubble”. ...  read more
 
CCT’s …the Most Exciting and Unique Time of the Year
Joe Gavazzi Feb 29, 2016  
CCT’s …the Most Exciting and Unique Time of the Year By Joe Gavazzi, Winning Sports Advice Monday, February 29, 2016 CCT’s…College Conference Tourneys…have been around for over forty years. By the year 2000, with the help of multiple cable networks, they had grown into the most exciting and unique time of the year. There are 32 leagues that comprise the Division I group of NCAA teams. All but ...  read more
 
Today .vs Yesterday
RJ Robbins Feb 29, 2016  
Let's apply today's sports rules to games 40 something years ago. How would the games turn out! 1- 1972 Would Franco Harris immaculate reception happen in today? Yes or No

2- 1975 NBA Finals Game 5 When Garfield Heard made his shot at the buzzer. In today's rules would that shot have tied or won the game?

3- 1980 USA Olympic hockey team wins the Gold Medal by defeating Russia ...  read more

 
Yogi Berra ISMS 101
RJ Robbins Feb 28, 2016  
The other night I was looking at the odds and reading some articles, (like everybody does) and the Denver/Dallas NBA match up was about to come on. Early that morning after I did my home work (handicapping) I couldn't make up my mind on going with Denver plus the points (+5.5) or taking the Over 208. The entire day I kept thinking about the game. Well to make a long story short I ended up passi ...  read more
 
Northeast Conference Tournament Schedule
Sean Higgs Feb 28, 2016  
Quarterfinals: March 2

Game 1: No. 8 Robert Morris Colonials at No. 1 Wagner Seahawks, 7 p.m.

Game 2: No. 7 St. Francis (Pa.) Red Flash at No. 2 Fairleigh Dickinson Knights, 7 p.m.

Game 3: No. 6 LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds at No. 3 Sacred Heart Pioneers, 7 p.m.

Game 4: No. 5 Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers at No. 4 St. Francis-Brooklyn Terriers, 9 p.m.

Semifinals: March 5

...  read more

 
West Coast Conference Tournament Schedule - WCC
Sean Higgs Feb 28, 2016  
WCC Conference Tournament Schedule

Friday, March 4

No. 8 Loyola Marymount vs. No. 9 San Diego, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 5

No. 3 BYU vs. No. 6 Santa Clara, 1:00 p.m.

No. 4 Pepperdine vs. No. 5 San Francisco, 3:00 p.m.

No. 1 Saint Mary’s vs. No. 8/9, 7:00 p.m.

No. 2 Gonzaga vs. No. 7 Portland, 9:00 p.m.

Monday, March 7

Men’s Semifinal No. 1 ...  read more

 
Southern Conference Tournament Schedule - SoCon action $
Sean Higgs Feb 28, 2016  
Friday

Game 1: Samford vs. VMI, 5 p.m.

Game 2: Mercer vs. The Citadel, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

Chattanooga vs. Game 1 winner, Noon

Wofford vs. Western Carolina, 2:30 p.m.

East Tennessee State vs. Game 2 winner, 6 p.m.

Furman vs. UNC Greensboro, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday

Semifinal 1, 5 p.m.

Semifinal 2, 7:30 p.m.

Monday

Championship Game, 9 ...  read more

 
Big South Tournament Schedule
Sean Higgs Feb 28, 2016  
First Round - Thursday, March 3 - Big South Network

Game 1: #8 Longwood vs. #9 Charleston Southern, 2:00pm

Game 2: #7 Radford vs. #10 Presbyterian, 4:30pm

Game 3: #6 Gardner-Webb vs. #11 Campbell, 7:00pm

Quarterfinals - Friday, March 4 - ESPN3

Game 4: #1 High Point vs. #8/9 winner, 12:00pm

Game 5: #4 UNC Asheville vs. #5 Liberty, 2:00pm

Game 6: #2 Winthrop vs. #7 ...  read more

 
March Madness: Tourney Wagering Tips
Jim Feist Feb 26, 2016  
by Jim Feist

March tournament play is one of the most exciting times of the sports betting calendar. A seemingly endless stream of games, at times running morning, noon and night, will test the nerves and cognitive powers of fans and bettors. It can be a time of highs and lows, with streaks, exciting finishes and surprising upsets.

There are all kinds of factors to c ...  read more
 
Sean Higgs MLB Season Team Win Totals
Sean Higgs Feb 25, 2016  
Sean Higgs is ready for the boys of Summer! These are my 'BEST BET' selections for each division.

AL EAST

Tampa Bay Rays OVER 78 -- Rays added a couple bats over the winter. The pitching is always the strength of this team. They won 80 games last year with a terrible offense. They didn't bring in big name, sexy bats. But they have enough to get us this over.

AL CENTRAL

Clevel ...  read more

 
Will the NBA ever go back to a big man's game
Tony Karpinski Feb 25, 2016  

The style of basketball has changed drastically over the years. Many like the up tempo style these days brings. Some even could say it is, in fact, much more exciting basketball, than back years ago when the big man dominated the lane. Some feel that the fast pace and up tempo basketball is much more fun to watch, than the migh ...  read more

 
General NBA Trends - Month By Month
Mike Lundin Feb 23, 2016  

I'm a big fan of using trends when I handicap NBA games. While team-for-team breakdowns are more exact, let's break down the season so far month by month to see if we can spot any trends and/or if the bookmakers have adjusted throughout the season. 

October
Home Team 15-23 ATS
Over 19-17-2

A small sample, but a clear advantage for the road team to cove ...  read more

 
Total Eclipse of the Suns
Stephen Nover Feb 23, 2016  
I always had a certain amount of empathy for the Phoenix Suns during the Steve Nash-Amar'e Stoudemire-Shawn Marion era. They had some excellent teams back then, but the deck seemed stack against the small-market team going against the Lakers and superbly-coached Spurs.

Now the Suns are making the old Washington Generals look like the Golden State Warriors. There was a lot of forum and Twitt ...  read more

 
NBA Betting Angle that Pays Cash
Tony George Feb 22, 2016  
By Tony George

I, like many of you, comb the Internet for respected bloggers and sports sites and etc for any information pertaining to numbers and stats that can give me an edge against the Las Vegas line for Hoops handicapping. Here is one I found at Covers, some numbers from teams at home after road trips of 3 or more games and I have pasted in the stat table below.

The NBA is har ...  read more

 
How To Make Money on NASCAR Restrictor Plate Races
TJ Masterline Feb 21, 2016  
Very few people bet on the NASCAR events compared to the other sports, but I have found some advantage plays over the years that I thought I would share. Typically, anyone can win the restrictor plate races, unlike the regular tracks, where it is more likely that the better cars and better teams win. So the advantage comes in playing the matchups, and underdogs. Just yesterday I had Xfinity Mo ...  read more
 
AC's 2016 College Football Recruiting Review
AC Dinero Feb 18, 2016  
Recruiting in college football is the life-line of every program, similar to what the draft is to the NFL. Underclassmen play much more now than in years past. It used to be handicappers would focus on the recruiting classes from three and four years ago. Not anymore. Now, all four classes must be considered. The reasons are they come in better prepared out of high school, many enroll early ...  read more
 
Celtics Worth a Shot
Stephen Nover Feb 12, 2016  
Looking for an NBA sleeper? How about the Boston Celtics to win the Eastern Conference at 15-1. Boston has the third-best record in the East at 32-23 behind Cleveland's 38-14 and Toronto's 35-17. The Celtics are coming on winning 10 of their last 12. They have a deep roster, Isaiah Thomas has emerged as an All-Star guard and the team is well-coached thanks to Brad Stevens. Talent-wise, the C ...  read more
 
NFL Futures - My 2 Favorite Bets
Ray Monohan Feb 11, 2016  
Bengals 18-1 The Bengals seemed to figure a lot of things out this season. The team was far more successful in primetime matchups than it has been in the past, and Andy Dalton emerged as a true MVP candidate. It would have been fun to see what they could have accomplished in the postseason with Dalton on the field, but it will be even more fun to see what they can do a year from now with a ...  read more
 
NFL Hall of Fame Inductees
Stephen Nover Feb 7, 2016  
Now that Brett Favre is in the Hall of Fame can he still come back to play? Hey, rumors had the Rams interested in Peyton Manning. Favre still has his fastball unlike Manning. Favre joins Jim Brown and the late Wilt Chamberlain has the only retired all-time greats who I thought still could play many years after they left the game. I don't have a major problem with any of this year's NFL H ...  read more
 
Sean Higgs' Super Bowl 50 Props
Sean Higgs Feb 3, 2016  
These Props were taken from Sportsbook.AG. Most places have the same up. Maybe a dime or so difference on the take back.

Manning Over .5 Rush Yards +160

I have to say, this is by far my favorite prop and that is why I am actually giving you a write-up on it. All I see in my head is Manning doing what Elway did. Diving for the end zone. Now. It can be a 3rd and 6 in the first quarter. I ...  read more

 
BETTING PROPS FOR THE SUPERBOWL
Kevin Thomas Feb 1, 2016  
Yes my kids always are saying TAILS never fails. Well I dropped 100$ on HEADS. The best value is Cam Newton, not MVP, no real value there. The BIG props for Cam are on the fact that he will score a rushing TD. I found +200 for that solid lock. Cam has 10 rushing TD's and in BIG games when 200 million people will be watching you can bet he calls his own number. The other intriguing bet i ...  read more
 
Super Bowl 50 Prop Bets
Chase Diamond Feb 1, 2016  
I love to bet on Two props in the Super Bowl I know there are guys out there who bet everything down to the coin toss. The first thing I love to look at is the MVP prop. Now there is no money to bet the obvious MVP Cam Newton at -130 there is no money to be made. Personally and I know it's rare but Luke Kuechly has tremendous value at +1400 it is not out of the range of the range of chance that th ...  read more
 
Pac 12 CBB - Oregon St vs Arizona - Preview and Pick
Tony Corleone Jan 30, 2016  
Oregon St travels to Arizona in a big PAC 12 match up Sunday night. Arizona just saw the longest home winning streak of 49 games come to an end last time out as they lost 83-75 to #23 Oregon. They allowed the Ducks to shoot 51.6 percent. Arizona also lost 74-73 at California last Saturday and are in danger of dropping 3 straight games for the first time since 2010. However, Oregon State has lost n ...  read more
 
Money Management 101 Final
RJ Robbins Jan 29, 2016  
Well it's been another wild year in College and Pro Football. Alabama is the NCAA Champion again. The NFL has the 50th Super Bowl between Carolina & Denver on deck. Look back over the last season, how'd you do? Let's go back to our Mid Term where the 'DBS' system was introduced. The 'Don't Be Stupid' happened in the Wild Card match up between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. Cincinnati was down 15- ...  read more
 
AC's 2016 Super Bowl Prop Bets
AC Dinero Jan 27, 2016  
The Super Bowl is the single most bet sporting event in the world. It’s not just the game or totals, but every prop bet you can think of. Some of the most popular ones are the over/under on the National Anthem, the coin toss, whether someone cries, will there be a safety, who will score the first TD, and totals on individual player yardage. Pertaining to the game, most of the prop bets are ...  read more
 
NFL All Star Games Pro or Con
RJ Robbins Jan 25, 2016  
Is it time to get rid of the NFL Pro Bowl? Voting has turned into a popularity contest. You have 2 X-NFL players choosing up teams. Was moving the game the week before the Super Bowl a mistake? The game itself has turned into a gloried 'touch pass' game. The players really don't want to be there, mainly due to the chance of an injury. If they are on the Super Bowl teams they d ...  read more
 
NHL Favorites to Fade - January 21, 2016
Mike Lundin Jan 21, 2016  

There's no shame in being a "square" and back mostly favorites, after all, any way of turning a profit is a good way, and favorites are perfect to use in parlays to turn a quick buck. Due to the high price, you'll need to pick your spots very carefully though.

Here Mike Lundin is taking a look at a couple of favorites from Thursday's NHL card that he would advise you to AVOID usi ...  read more

 
State of Affairs- NFL-NBA-NCAA Bowls
Chip Chirimbes Jan 19, 2016  
Chip Shots Jan. 18, 2016 By Chip Chirimbes Eight Team NCAA Football Playoffs solved! One of the biggest problems facing the Bowl selection committee is when and where to play the games when they expanded to eight teams. To start with they are digging a bigger problem with the way that they are thinking. Instead of how to figure out how to play this thing through and not disturb the current bo ...  read more
 
2016 Super Bowl Predictions
Doc's Sports Jan 18, 2016  
by Doc's Sports - 1/18/2016 It sure hasn't been a year for long shot bettors or value seekers. The four lowest-priced teams in the Super Bowl futures market last week all won their games. We have Championship games involving the top two seeds in both conferences. No Cinderella stories this year. That means, predictably, that there are not any fat prices to be had right now in the futures pool. ...  read more
 
Tony George Show : Epic Record on National Radio
Tony George Jan 18, 2016  
Courtesy of Tony George

Sports Handicapping and Las Vegas Sports Lines have become mainstream. Look at ESPN now on College Gameday and you see the Las Vegas Line and some of the commentary is geared towards which teams covers the spread. This was unheard of even as far back as 2 years ago, now it is part of the everyday sports casting at mainstream outlets. Of course Fantasy Sports domina ...  read more

 
Packers Need New Leadership
Stephen Nover Jan 17, 2016  
Not too many quarterbacks are capable of winning a Super Bowl without a dominant defense. Aaron Rodgers is. Yet, for the sixth time in seven years, the Packers aren't going to the Super Bowl. Only once during this span have the Packers even won two playoff games in a season - the year they did win the Super Bowl, 2010. Yes, luck is involved. So is superior coaching and aggressive moves by the f ...  read more
 
College Basketball's Home Court Dynamics
Jim Feist Jan 12, 2016  
by Jim Feist

All basketball are not created equal! At least that's the impression you get when examining how teams play at home compared to on the road. A few years ago, Michigan State outscored teams by a 73-58 average at home, but on the road the Spartans were outscored by a 69-65 count. The same was true for Minnesota: The Gophers average score at home was 81-67, but on the road ...  read more
 
NHL - Oilers vs Coyotes Preview and Free Pick
Tony Corleone Jan 12, 2016  
The Edmonton Oilers travel to Arizona to play the Coyotes tonight. The Coyotes look to extend a 4 game win streak as they continue their 7 game home stand. Arizona has been doing very well as of late as they are 7-1-2 in their last 10 games. Edmonton has lost 2 in a row and are just 2-5-1 in their last 8. They also hold the leagues worst road record at 5-14-2 and are 12-43 in their last 55 road ga ...  read more
 
Handicapping 2016 Divisional Round Matchups & Odds
Ray Monohan Jan 12, 2016  
The most intriguing matchup is certainly going to be Seattle against Carolina. Two teams who have complete momentum will face off with one another on a matchup that will certainly get the most ratings here in the divisional rounds. Kansas City vs. New England (-5; 42) The Chiefs have won 11 straight while New England has dropped 2 in a row. Green Bay vs. Arizona (-7; 52) The Packers lo ...  read more
 
Handicapping 2016 Divisional Round Matchups & Odds
Ray Monohan Jan 12, 2016  
The most intriguing matchup is certainly going to be Seattle against Carolina. Two teams who have complete momentum will face off with one another on a matchup that will certainly get the most ratings here in the divisional rounds. Kansas City vs. New England (-5; 42) The Chiefs have won 11 straight while New England has dropped 2 in a row. Green Bay vs. Arizona (-7; 52) The Packers lo ...  read more
 
Handicapping The NBA Injury Report Thursday 1-7-16
Rocketman Sports Jan 7, 2016  
HANDICAPPING THE NBA INJURY REPORT - Thursday 1-7-16 Every day I look at the NBA injury report. I start off with the first team and see who is listed on the report. These are the average number of points these teams will be without tonight. HERE IS MY TABLE FOR CALCULATING INJURIES: OUT: Take players average points per game and multiply by 1 DOUBTFUL: Take players average points per game ...  read more
 
NBA Trends: Fading Tired Home Teams
World Wide Sports Jan 7, 2016  
Posted by World Wide Sports.

One of the more common betting strategies discussed by NBA bettors involves the role of fatigue — specifically the impact of playing in back-to-back games. Many bettors believe that oddsmakers overvalue the significance of playing on consecutive nights, while others claim that back-to-back games are only detrimental to a team if they’re playing on the road d ...  read more
 
NHL Favorites to Fade - January 7, 2016
Mike Lundin Jan 7, 2016  

There's no shame in being a "square" and back mostly favorites, after all, any way of turning a profit is a good way, and favorites are perfect to use in parlays to turn a quick buck. Due to the high price, you'll need to pick your spots very carefully though.

Here Mike Lundin is taking a look at a couple of favorites from Thursday's NHL card that he would advise you NOT to use i ...  read more

 
Seahawks-Vikings Weather
Stephen Nover Jan 7, 2016  
I remember the great Minnesota Vikings teams of Bud Grant with their "Purple People Eaters" defense. The Vikings played their games outdoors back then. I can still clearly recall bruising fullback Bill Brown with his crewcut and short sleeves in zero degree weather. The Vikings are back playing outdoors, at least temporarily, and this adds a serious element of randomness to their Sunday aftern ...  read more
 
Steelers vs. Bengals Official NFL Gambling Preview
Joe Duffy Jan 7, 2016  
The Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals play at 8:15 ET. The official handicapping preview of Chiefs vs. Texans has been posted. Now to the sports handicapper picks preview of the nightcap. The Vegas and offshore point spread is Pittsburgh -3 and +100 or -2.5 and -117, so it is imperative to shop around. The total ranges from 45.5 to 46.5 with most houses settling at 46.

The ...  read more
 
Could NFL be dead in 10 years?
Stephen Nover Jan 5, 2016  
In 10 years - perhaps less - professional football will be out of business as we know it today. Those are scary and mind-boggling words. They were written by Michael Gray in an article that appeared in the Sunday sports section of the New York Post. Gray writes that NFL football can't survive the way it is now. He cites four main reasons for having these views. They are: Concussions: Co ...  read more
 
Who was the most disappointing NFL team in 2015
Tony Karpinski Jan 5, 2016  
For many teams, expectations of the upcoming season are based on preseason projections. For others, the shocking disappointment of a season comes from a collapse or running into a slump, that destroys everything. When you fall into the trap that it's safe to assume your team is heading into a pit. Something goes wrong, and your season is suddenly lost.

It never fails. During the off sea ...  read more

 
AC's Preview of the 2016 NFL Playoffs
AC Dinero Jan 5, 2016  
NFL Playoff Analysis Here is a synopsis of each team in the 2016 NFL Playoffs AFC 1) Denver: The Broncos certainly have the defense to win the super bowl. The question is at QB: will it be Peyton Manning or Brock Oswieller. My guess it’s Manning since he came off the bench to replace a struggling Oswieller. But Manning has had his struggles as well. They’ve also had problems along the offen ...  read more
 
Best Bet to win the 2016 Super Bowl
Chase Diamond Jan 4, 2016  
Now to really make money in Futures betting you can't take a team like the Patriots or the Cardinals as both these teams are the Vegas favorite to win it all both teams as of 1/4/16 are 9-2 odds. Personally I bet one team last week and got even better odds then are available today but I went with the Steelers. Right now you can bet them and get 7-1 odds a really nice return on your money think abo ...  read more
 
Saturday, January 2nd Top 25 College Basketball Matchups
Just Bet Dec 31, 2015  
Each week, we take a quick look at Saturday college basketball games featuring top 25 matchups.

(9) Butler Bulldogs at (6) Xavier Musketeers 1:00 PM ET

Before Butler and Xavier square off on Saturday, they both have difficult matchups on Thursday as the Bulldogs host No. 12 Providence while the Musketeers travel to No. 16 Villanova. Should both teams escape those tests, it will set up ...  read more

 
FSU-Houston Official Gambling Preview
Joe Duffy Dec 31, 2015  
New Year’s Eve bowls are here and it is time to break down the against the spread predictions information on the game between Houston vs. Florida State in the Peach Bowl. The live betting line on this game is Florida State -7 and -101 with a total of 55.5. It opened at -6.5 and 54.5. The public is notorious for loving to bet favorites, however the Seminoles minus the number are getting a mere 52 p ...  read more
 
Memphis-Auburn Official Betting Preview
Joe Duffy Dec 30, 2015  
Presented is the scrutiny of pulling together key achievement indicators from a betting approach on the bout between Memphis and Auburn at noon ET in the Birmingham Bowl. The Las Vegas odds are Auburn -4 to -4.5 with a total of 62.5 to 63.5, with most houses of course in the middle at 63.

In a shocker at the Vegas and offshore sportsbooks, the public is actually betting on the over a ...  read more
 
Motivation and Hoop $ucce$$
Jim Feist Dec 30, 2015  
by Jim Feist

Successful basketball teams need to have a combination of one or two talented players plus unselfish role players. That’s fairly obvious. What is easy to overlook is the guy holding the clipboard on the sidelines.

Yes, coaching is an important factor when handicapping games. It’s the coach’s responsibility to organize, teach and motivate players. That ...  read more
 
Rob Vinciletti: Things to do in Denver when you have no rest
Rob Vinciletti Dec 29, 2015  
In this piece we will preview the NBA Game pitting the Cleveland Cavaliers vs the Denver Nuggets and illustrate a power angle, while offering a league Wide Power system. On Tuesday Cleveland travels into Denver to take on the Nuggets. The Cavaliers are off a tough win last night in Phoenix. Denver has rest after losing in Oklahoma City in their last game. The NBA Power system play is on th ...  read more
 
LSU Tigers and Texas Tech Red Raiders Official Gambling Preview
Joe Duffy Dec 29, 2015  
OffshoreInsiders.com contrasts and compares leading and lagging indicators in beating live scores and offshore betting odds. Here is the scrutiny of the passport numbers in the encounter between the LSU Tigers and Texas Tech Red Raiders in the Texas Bowl. Kickoff is at 9 ET.

The real-time odds has LSU -7 with a total ranging anywhere from 73 to 74.5. The betting opened at -7.5 and 7 ...  read more
 
Packers Should Punt NFC North Title Game
Stephen Nover Dec 28, 2015  
Entering their bye in Week 7, Green Bay was in the discussion for best team in the NFL. Since then, the Packers have gone 4-5 straight-up and against the spread. The Packers' offense got broken. It remains unfixed. So, what to do about it? Here is my suggestion: Tank this week. The Packers should sit out Aaron Rodgers, banged-up Eddie Lacy and their battered offensive line. Yes, I fully re ...  read more
 
Navy-Pittsburgh Betting Preview
Joe Duffy Dec 27, 2015  
Presented is the scrutiny of pulling together key achievement indicators from a betting approach on the bout between Pittsburgh vs. Navy in the Military Bowl at Annapolis, Maryland. The Las Vegas odds are Navy laying -3 with a total of 53.5. It opened -3 and 56. Sportsbook have taken 68 percent of the side bets on Navy, with 67 percent on the over. On the money line, 53 percent of wagers are on th ...  read more
 
Chalk No Fear
Cajun Sports Dec 25, 2015  
The college bowl season is in full swing and we are looking forward to several of this year’s bowls including several outside the final four. That is due in part to the fact we have a number of college bowl systems that are active in bowls other than the final four and we love the matchups. We are back with another college bowl system and this one has already cashed one winner which improves t ...  read more
 
Late December: The Best Time for Bowling!
Jim Feist Dec 21, 2015  
by Jim Feist

As 2015 draws to a close, we find ourselves smack in the middle of the bowls. You shouldn't be bowled-out, either, as they build to the crescendo that is the Final Four between Alabama, Michigan State, Oklahoma and Clemson.

Poinsettia Bowl (Wed, Dec. 23): Northern Illinois (8-5) heads to San Diego on a two game slide, losing to Ohio (26-21) and Bowling Green ...  read more
 
Dead Man Walking and Talking
Stephen Nover Dec 17, 2015  
My least favorite football coaches are dull, unimaginative. ultra-conservative bores. In other words, guys like Cleveland's Mike Pettine. There are reasons why Pettine is a goner when the NFL regular season closes in three weeks. It's not just the Browns losing 15 of their last 18 games. Pettine just isn't very sharp. The Browns are the biggest underdogs on this week's NFL card at plus ...  read more
 
How to Handicap a College Football Bowl Game
AC Dinero Dec 17, 2015  
One of the questions I get at this time of year is what is the difference between handicapping a bowl game versus a regular season game? And it is a good question because there are differences. The top one is, without question, motivation. The first think I look for when looking at the bowls is who is in a game they don’t want to be and and who is. At least a quarter of the games will fit into ...  read more
 
NFL Juggernauts and Fading Has Beens
Jim Feist Dec 14, 2015  
by Jim Feist

NFL parity is alive and well in 2015! The Jets had a surprising 4-1 SU/ATS start under their new coach....then came back to earth with a losing streak along with a 0-3-1 ATS run. Andy Reid's Chiefs were at the morgue after a 1-5 SU/ATS start, then rose from the dead on a 7-0 SU/6-1 ATS run to get back in it. The Packers looked like the team to beat in the NFC winning thei ...  read more
 
Tips for a Winning Bowl Season
Tony Acosta Dec 9, 2015  
Handicapping college bowl games is very different from handicapping regular season college games. These games are played at neutral sites by teams that have not faced each other in several years, if ever. Bowl games feature teams from different conferences making it very difficult to get a read on who has played a better schedule. Coaching Factor Bowl teams have a break of several weeks betwe ...  read more
 
What Makes a Good Organization
AC Dinero Dec 8, 2015  
I recently read Bill Polian’s book “The Game Plan” and got to thinking: What makes a good organization and how can that info help us handicappers? The main thing I got from the book was leadership and how running a football organization isn’t all that different from running a corporation. Both need an idea to promote and a vision of what it will look like when it’s finished. Henry Ford’s idea ...  read more
 
Do the Chargers need to move on from Mike McCoy
Tony Karpinski Dec 8, 2015  
In this world where peoples expectations always seem to get higher and expected much quicker, sometimes unfairly so, there also comes a time when one has to ask is it that time? Mike McCoy has said enough about turning the Chargers franchise around, and thus far has struggled to improve this franchise. According to information out there, he has seemingly fallen out of favor with the fan base, for ...  read more
 
NBA Early Season Surprises
Jim Feist Dec 7, 2015  
Preseason prognosticators and handicapping analysis focuses in on what they expect to happen, based on the draft and offseason moves, but there are always surprises at the start of each season. Here's a look at some of the early NBA surprises.

Pistons: They have rebuilt in a hurry in Motown! 6-11 Andre Drummond is only 22 years old but is off to a monster season on the glass, blocking ...  read more
 
MAC Championship Game Preview
Joe Duffy Dec 4, 2015  
It is the MAC Championship game as Bowling Green and Northern Illinois play in one of the best games of the week from a sports betting standpoint. Vegas books have the point spread has Bowling Green -12.5 with a total of 69.5. It opened at -9.5 and 71. Bowling Green has gotten 57 percent of the bets, while the over has also gotten 57 percent.

Bowling Green has the more ample number ...  read more
 
NFL Quarterback Shuffle
Jim Feist Nov 30, 2015  
by Jim Feist

2015…The Year of the Quarterback...Are you kidding? While the numbers that Tom Brady, Eli Manning and Aaron Rodgers are putting up are sizzling, the last four NFL seasons have been the Year of the Quarterback Shuffle, too.

The number of NFL quarterbacks teams have been forced to throw in has been astounding. Dallas has used Tony Romo, Brandon Weeden, Matt C ...  read more
 
12 Ways To Beat your Bookie - Part IV
Tony Stoffo Nov 26, 2015  
Aim For Your Target Numbers

Believe it or not, virtually all bettors are destined to lose before they even lay their bets -- because they make the mistake of spending 90% of their time deciding which teams to bet on and just 10% on how to bet them.
The key to my 12 Money-Management Programs is to drastically alter that ratio. Each of my Programs involv ...  read more
 
"12 Ways to Beat Your Bookie" - Part III
Tony Stoffo Nov 25, 2015  
Chapter 1 RE-LEARNING HOW TO BET

Take 3 Simple Steps to Betting Success

As I noted in the Introduction, gamblers making straight bets must hit 53% winners just to make a profit. This in and of itself is hard enough for the average bettor -- but the task is made even more difficult when you vary your bet amounts on whims and hunches. ...  read more
 
"12 Ways To Beat Your Bookie" PART II
Tony Stoffo Nov 24, 2015  
TABLE OF CONTENTS



Introduction [pg. 5]
Chapter 1. Re-Learning How to Bet [pg. 8]
Chapter 2. Setting and Building Your Bankroll [pg. 14]
Chapter 3. Program #1: The 2-6 Straight Bet System [pg. 23]
Chapter 4. Program #2: The 2-3 Straight Bet System [pg. 37]
Chapter 5. Program #3: The 4-Level Accumulation System [pg. 5 ...  read more
 
10 Rules to follow when betting on Pro Football
Tony Stoffo Nov 24, 2015  
My favorite time of the year.

There's no time like pro football season at a sports book. Because each team plays only 16 regular-season contests, every game is an event. You can feel the buildup during the week, culminating on Sunday, when there are usually 15 games on tap, oftentimes as many as 11 "early games" kicking off at once, at 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
...  read more
 
Official Betting Preview Bowling Green-Ball State
Joe Duffy Nov 24, 2015  
Joe Duffy's Picks takes a look at the big contest between Bowling Green vs. Ball State. One must be in front of computer for this one as it is broadcast on ESPN3. Vegas betting odds in the battle sees Bowling Green a stunning -22.5 with a total of 72. The opening odds saw -21 and 69.5. No surprise as the betting public loves the road favorite with 75 percent of bets placed on Bowling Green to cov ...  read more
 
"12 Ways To Beat Your Bookie" PART I
Tony Stoffo Nov 23, 2015  
Hello, I'm Tony Stoffo.

Over the next several weeks I will publish a few excerpts from my best selling e-book titled....


"12 Ways To Beat Your Bookie"
'Proven Money-Management Programs For the Professional Sports Bettor'

Formally titled
“Money Management for the Year Round Professional Sports Handicapper”

...  read more
 
Whats the deal with Andy Dalton
Tony Karpinski Nov 17, 2015  
Andy Dalton in his past 5 seasons, has had the tendency to make dumb plays. Let's be brutally honest. His confidence lacked at times, and he was easily shaken out of any rhythm. Dalton has to take it one game at a time. Not get ahead of himself, just let the game come to him. Dalton is doing his job, and doing it very well. And for Cincinnati, and the fans, it's very cool.

Dalton has never ...  read more

 
Football Parity
Jim Feist Nov 16, 2015  
by Jim Feist

For years, pro football has been the sports leader when it comes to parity. Pete Rozelle was credited with, "On any given Sunday any team can beat another." Despite all the undefeated NFL teams this late in the 2015 campaign, that adage is still true. The Tennessee Titans opened the season at Tampa Bay as a dog, won 42-14, then kept on losing into November.

The ...  read more
 
College and NFL Money Management 102
RJ Robbins Nov 12, 2015  
MID TERM EXAM

When it comes to handicapping there is no exact science. One factor you can't measure is 'turnovers'! Let's face it the teams that don't turn the ball over is the team that usually ends up in the win column. You can add another factor the 'DBS'. This is very simple, however players sometimes just don't get it. The 'DBS' is 'Don't Be Stupid'. Don't be stupid as don't make ...  read more

 
NFL Offensive Lines + Home/Road Disparity
Jim Feist Nov 9, 2015  
by Jim Feist

Years ago former NFL head coach John Madden was asked if he had one player to draft to build his team around, who would it be? Everyone expected him to take the top quarterback of the day, such as Terry Bradshaw or Roger Staubach. Instead he replied, “John Hannah,” the Patriots Hall of Fame offensive guard. Madden explained, “What good is having a star quarterback if ...  read more
 
What's the Best Way to Handicap a Week of Football?
AC Dinero Nov 7, 2015  
Having a system in place when handicapping a given week of football can help you sort out the relevant information and save you time. On average there are approximately 75 games a week. That is a lot of information to process. So how should you go about handicapping the week? First, I like to print out all of the matchups so I can have them in front of me. I look at the opening line and stud ...  read more
 
How the NHL Overtime Rules Have Changed the Game
TJ Masterline Nov 7, 2015  
The new overtime rules present a very dramatic change in the way end games play out. Here's exactly how it works: ¥ BASICS: It's 3-on-3 play for five sudden-death minutes. ¥ PENALTIES & POWER PLAYS: If a penalty is taken in overtime, the teams play 4-on-3. (Essentially, the team on the power play just adds another player.) If a second penalty is taken, the teams will play 5-on-3. If a penalt ...  read more
 
Football Totals and Coaching Philosophies
Jim Feist Nov 3, 2015  
by Jim Feist

There are many factors to examine when studying football totals. Defensive and offensive statistics need to be examined, of course. Some of the questions a good handicapper asks: Is there speed in the defensive secondary? Does a club have a one-dimensional offense? Do they prefer a powerful running game or wide-open passing attacks? What kind of weather conditions will the ...  read more
 
Does LaMarcus Aldridge immediately make the Spurs the favorites again in the Western Conference
Tony Karpinski Nov 1, 2015  
LaMarcus Aldridge signed a 4-year, $80 million contract with the option after the 3rd year, with the Spurs. Aldridge had been the main man in Portland, and was one of the most important building blocks for the reshaping of the Blazers. He also became Portland's 2nd all-time leading scorer, trailing only their legendary G Clyde Drexler.

Then the Spurs went out and made this great pick up. Ad ...  read more

 
ROB VINCILETTI: 2015 MLB WORLD SERIES PREVIEW METS VS ROYALS.
Rob Vinciletti Oct 27, 2015  
In This Feature Rob will examine the World Series historical results and review both teams chances at winning the Championship and illustrate which team is expected to take home the prize. The 2015 World Series takes center stage and features this years surprise team the NY. Mets and last years American League Champs the Kansas City Royals, who lost last seasons Series to SF in 7 games. This ye ...  read more
 
80-20 NFL Betting System
World Wide Sports Oct 26, 2015  
Revisiting an oldie but goodie

Although we constantly talk about the value of betting against the public, one of the most popular strategies for bettors is the 80-20 betting system. In the past we've discussed how bettors can win at a 57.1% rate by fading large public favorites, but we had not analyzed this system in years and wanted to know whether a more-informed betting public had im ...  read more
 
My Best NBA Over and Under Win Total Plays
Stephen Nover Oct 22, 2015  
Orlando Magic Over 34 1/2 Wins

New coach Scott Skiles has a tremendous track record of turning around teams having done it with the Suns, Bulls and Bucks. The Magic have been stockpiling young talent for a couple of years and now it's ready to pay off. The Magic's win total is lower than it should be because they are under-the-radar right now especially in the backcourt with Elfrid Payt ...  read more

 
Winning Football: "D" Comes Before "O"
Jim Feist Oct 19, 2015  
by Jim Feist

So what do you prefer: offense or defense? Most casual bettors examining football like offense, which is why Monday night football games often take more action on the over. And they may point to the Super Bowl, where the offensive show of the Patriots topped the dominant Seattle defense, 28-24. However, that game could have gone either way and Seattle owned a 24-14 le ...  read more
 
Should You Buy the Hook?
AC Dinero Oct 19, 2015  
If you’ve ever placed a bet with a sports book, one of the options you are asked is “do you want to buy the hook”? The hook is the half point. If the spread is 3.5, they you have the option to buy it down to 3. The most common time bettors will buy the hook is on the key lines of 3 and 7. The question I would ask myself is “why would Vegas offer me this”? I look at it the same way I do teasers ...  read more
 
How does Brandon Marshall improve the Jets
Tony Karpinski Oct 14, 2015  
The New York Jets traded their 5th round pick to grab 9 year veteran, Brandon Marshall off the Chicago Bears' hands. Marshall has had a much talked about and troublesome past of being a player that complained and carried on when it came down to where he was in the pecking order on the teams WRs. Marshall had played with the Broncos, Dolphins, and most recently, the Bears. In all of his stops ...  read more
 
Which NFL team is dealing with the most QB trouble
Tony Karpinski Oct 14, 2015  
There have been a handful of potential season destroying injuries to some of the starting QBs in the NFL. The ones I will delve into here, are the ones that are certainly going to have their challenges laid out ahead of them on a weekly basis. Dealing with an injury to your starting QB is a situation no team wants to ever be put in. But these teams have no other options due to unfortunate c ...  read more
 
How far have the Seattle Seahawks fallen
Tony Karpinski Oct 14, 2015  
The Seahawks offense has to find a way to move the ball with consistency. The play calling has been complacent and poor. They seem to be running run plays that don't seem to really have any significant value on the field. They have also allowed teams to find opportunities to come back in their games.

This Seahawks team seems to be showing their true colors in the end of games. In the 4th ...  read more

 
College Football Super D
Joe Gavazzi Oct 14, 2015  
We have played 6 weeks of the 2015 CFB season with many squads having already completed 50% of their regular season schedule. With teams now well-entrenched into the conference season, it is time to take a look at the nation’s best defenses. In this era of high-tech offenses, most notably exhibited in the Big 12 and PAC 12, it is still important to pay respect to the old adage that “defense wins ...  read more
 
The Value of NFL Run Defense
Jim Feist Oct 12, 2015  
Feist Facts: Oct. 12, 2015 The Value of NFL Run Defense by Jim Feist Like a giant leak on a sinking ship, one of the first signs of a poor pro football team is weak run defense. Stopping the run is essential to building a championship team. The Top 9 teams at stopping the run last season? Lions, Broncos, Seahawks, Ravens, Jets, Steelers, 49ers, Cowboys and Patriots. All were in the pla ...  read more
 
THE NFL AT THE QUARTER POLL … A REVIEW OF OUR INDICATORS
Joe Gavazzi Oct 8, 2015  
If you have been following along since early August, I have written numerous articles regarding the importance of the running game, as a statistical indicator, to isolate ATS success. The 2 major areas that we focused on were the disparity in the opponents’ rushing yardage in a specific game, as well as the number of rushing attempts. In addition, we reviewed numbers regarding TO margin and the ...  read more
 
Turnovers Can Turn the Tide (SU and ATS)
Jim Feist Oct 5, 2015  
A few weeks ago a key early NFC East matchup took place on national TV between the Redskins and Giants, two teams with something to prove off poor campaigns. In the end, Washington had the edge in total yards 393-363, in rushing yards and held the Giants to just 4-of-12 on third down. A close game? A Redskins' win? Actually, the Giants led 18-6 after three and 32-14 late on the way to an ea ...  read more
 
Tony George : Value Teaser on Monday Night Football
Tony George Oct 5, 2015  
By Tony George Sometimes in gambling sports, it is what you DON'T Do that counts. Monday Night Football tonight offers little value in my opinion on the Las Vegas Line offered. Off a 9-0 Sweep the last 2 Sundays with Premium and teaser Plays and cashing both my free plays in the NFL over the past 2 weekends as well, I am in sync in the NFL. My 2 team 6 Point Teaser plays are 6-1 in the NF ...  read more
 
Enough Already With This
Stephen Nover Oct 4, 2015  
I can't take it anymore. These Draft Kings and Fan Duels commercials are like locusts descending. They go on and on. Stop! Enough is enough. It's to the point where I'm turning the channel the second they come on, which seems to be during every break. And this is coming from someone who has played and loved fantasy football for 30 years. But these commercials are a real plague on the s ...  read more
 
Arizona Cardinals Could Open 8-0
Stephen Nover Oct 1, 2015  
The Arizona Cardinals are unbeaten and leading the NFL in scoring at 42 points a game. Right now, I'd rank Carson Palmer as the No. 3 QB behind only Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. I understand there's a certain bogus quality to the Cardinals since they've been fortunate enough to open against the Saints (Brees at less than 100 percent), Bears (Cutler hurt) and 49ers (Kaepernick with an all-time s ...  read more
 
Sports Emotional Rescue: Fear of Loss
Cajun Sports Oct 1, 2015  
I recently read an article from a Financial Research Company that recommended dollar cost averaging when contributing to your retirement plan and I started to wonder if some of their findings applied to sports investing. They said investors need to learn to offset their fear of investing loss by contributing a set amount every payday, this concept is known as dollar cost averaging. In all but a ...  read more
 
NFL Cold Starts and September Surprises
Jim Feist Sep 28, 2015  
by Jim Feist

So…are we all set for the Jets/Bengals AFC championship game in January? Followed by the Falcons/Cardinals NFC title tilt? That would be quite a surprise, wouldn’t it, with Atlanta off a 6-10 season and the Jets off a 4-12 train wreck in 2014. Both seasons got their coaching staffs fired.

However, last season is ancient history. And that's the thing about ...  read more
 
The Worst NFL Coach
Stephen Nover Sep 28, 2015  
The first NFL coach to be fired prop is a popular topic. The usual suspects get bantered around - Jay Gruden, Mike Pettine and Lovie Smith. I'm not a fan of any of them. But the worst head coach in the NFL is in Miami: Joe Philbin. The Dolphins have and had more talent than the Redskins, Browns and Buccaneers. Miami ownership always seems to make big off-season splashes with huge free agen ...  read more
 
Monster CFB Weekend Ahead - RANKED VS. RANKED
Tony George Sep 28, 2015  
By Tony George Another head scratching weekend for many in College Football. Wild covers, anything was possible, insane plays, and many teams identity was established either good or bad. Many a Professional Handicapper had a good weekend in College Football, myself included, as things are sorting out and a lot more stats versus guesswork proved to be the difference between a win and loss ...  read more
 
What has Chip Kelly Done?
Kevin Thomas Sep 24, 2015  
Are the Eagles in trouble? The Jets (2-0) are coming off a Monday night game and are favored by 3. Eagles were embarrassed at home for their opener. Pre-seaon games prove nothing. Getting ride of line men who play smash mouth football is a problem. Just like his college teams speed gets you so far. He also gave away his deep threat in D Jackson and let Maclin walk. Take the Jets on the shor ...  read more
 
Why You shouldn't Overreact Early in the Season
AC Dinero Sep 23, 2015  
One common error novice bettors make is overreacting to the first couple of games of the season. It’s human nature to only remember that last image, especially when it is a negative one. And if you got burnt by any of those teams, you’ve probably convinced yourself you are never taking them again. Teams are never as good as they looked the week before or as bad. Indianapolis, Philadelphia, and ...  read more
 
How does Brandon Marshall improve the Jets?
Tony Karpinski Sep 22, 2015  
The New York Jets traded their 5th round pick to grab 9 year veteran, Brandon Marshall off the Chicago Bears' hands. Marshall has had a much talked about and troublesome past of being a player that complained and carried on when it came down to where he was in the pecking order on the teams WRs. Marshall had played with the Broncos, Dolphins, and most recently, the Bears. In all of his stops, ...  read more
 
Jeff's 2015-16 NHL Eastern Conference Spotlight Team
Jeff Hochman Sep 22, 2015  
Jeff's (JH-Sportsline) NHL Spotlight teams are squads that will make the playoffs (and/or improve by at least 15 points) after missing out the previous year. Jeff is a 5-time NHL Handicapping champion documented by The Sports Monitor of OK. Jeff cashed a record 78.6% in 2013 NHL regular season and 70% in the Postseason. Do yourself a favor and jump on board the EARLY BIRD NHL FULL SEASON PACKAGE a ...  read more
 
Week 2 NFL thoughts.
Sean Higgs Sep 22, 2015  
Just a couple tid-bits on last Week 2 NFL.

We opened with a wild one in KANSAS CITY as the CHIEFS literally, fumbled the game away to the DENVER BRONCOS. Peyton Manning did exactly what he has done against the AFC West since he arrived, beat them, moving his record to 19-1 SU. Alex Smith has a pair of red-zone INTs, and Jamaal Charles had a pair of costly fumbles. The real shocker was that t ...  read more

 
A quick peak at Week 3 NFL Lines
Sean Higgs Sep 21, 2015  
Thursday, September 24th, 2015

8:25pm Washington Redskins +4 NY York Giants -4 43.5

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

1:00pm Games Atlanta Falcons -1 Dallas Cowboys +1 44.5

Oakland Raiders +3.5 Cleveland Browns -3.5 42

Cincinnati Bengals+2.5 Baltimore Ravens -2.5 44.5

Jacksonville Jaguars +13.5 New England Patriots -13.5 47

Tampa Bay Buccaneers +6.5 Houston ...  read more

 
A few CFB line for next week
Sean Higgs Sep 21, 2015  
A few early CFB numbers

Cincinnati at Memphis Memphis -7

Boise State at Virginia Boise State -2.5

Stanford at Oregon State Stanford -16

BYU at Michigan Michigan -5

Central Michigan at Michigan State Michigan State -28

Western Michigan at Ohio State Ohio State -28

Maryland at West Virginia West Virginia -16.5

Georgia Tech at Duke Georgia Tech -9.5

Vande ...  read more

 


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