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Mike Handzelek's Preakness Exotics & Later May MLB Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek May 26, 2022  
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 Kansas City Royals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB) - 9:40 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -205 Arizona Diamondbacks Rating: 10* Mike's Tuesday Power Play (WIN) Arizona's Zac Gallen is on another planet right now! Look for him to stay hot as he keeps the Royals' bats on ice. Take the KC Royals NOT to score in Inning 1 for 10 BIG Stars! Saturday, May 21, ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Mid-May MLB Quick Picks Reviews
Point Shaver Handzelek May 18, 2022  
Sunday, May 15, 2022 Baltimore Orioles vs. Detroit Tigers (MLB) - 1:40 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -137 Detroit Tigers Rating: 10* Mike's Sunday Prime Advantage (WIN) Simply put -- Tyler Wells has a struggling 6.30 ERA during day games & the Orioles' bats are hitting .211 versus LHP'ing. Being without heavy-hitter Ryan Mountcastle (out indefinitely with a wrist injury) drop ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Top Of May NBA Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek May 7, 2022  
Tuesday, May 03, 2022 Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) - 9:30 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: -2/-110 Golden State Warriors Rating: 9* Mike's NBA Sledge Hammer Play (LOSS) Don't think Draymond Green won't be playing with fire in his eyes! Golden State is out for the sweep & may have a solid chance IF Steph Curry can control the offense with 3-point FG's & dis ...  read more
 
Mike's Top of May MLB Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek May 7, 2022  
Friday, May 06, 2022 Tampa Bay Rays vs. Seattle Mariners (MLB) - 9:40 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -125 Seattle Mariners Rating: 10* Mike's 1st Inning Blanking Play (WIN) Gilbert's been lights-out this season with 3-0 record & 0.50 ERA over the last 3. For the year, his numbers are staggering with 0.64 ERA as Seattle went 5-0 SU in his 5 starts. Grab the Tampa Bay Rays to NO ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's MLB Opening 10 Stars Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Apr 28, 2022  
Saturday, April 23, 2022 Baltimore Orioles vs. Los Angeles Angels (MLB) - 9:07 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -250 Los Angeles Angels Rating: 10* Mike's 1st of 2 Rare MLB 10 Stars (LOSS) Since coming over from the Mets, RHP Noah Syndergaard has impressed & shown great mechanics (especially early on) in compiling an early 2-0 record & excellent 1.59 ERA. His Angels' debut was a ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's 1st NBA Play Of The Year Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Apr 22, 2022  
Monday, April 18, 2022 Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) - 7:30 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: -7.5/-110 Philadelphia 76ers Rating: 9* Mike's 1st NBA Play Of The Year (WIN) Here's some undeniable facts. The Raptors will not have starters Scottie Barnes (ankle) & Gary Trent Jr. (illness). 76ers won Game 1 by 20 despite horrible shooting performances from Joel Embi ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Big Dance Finals Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Apr 6, 2022  
Monday, April 04, 2022 North Carolina vs. Kansas (NCAAB) - 9:20 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -190 Kansas Rating: 8* Mike's National Championship Smart Play (WIN) The cinderella Tar Heels & first-year HC Hubert Davis come into this 29-9 SU & pegged as an underdog 8th-seed who was a 100-1 long shot when the tourney first began. Elite HC Bill Self (29th season) & his #1 seed J ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's UConn/SCarolina Championship Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Apr 5, 2022  
This is a national championship that certainly has more notoriety coming from the head coaches more than the teams. UConn HC Luigi "Geno" Auriemma (born in Italy but grew up in Norristown, Pa.) is now in his 37th season & has earned 11 national championship (out of 11 tries), 22 final four appearances (now @ 15 straight) & 3 USA Olympic golds during his tenure. He goes up against South Carolina HC ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's UConn/SCarolina Championship Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Apr 5, 2022  
This is a national championship that certainly has more notoriety coming from the head coaches more than the team. UConn HC Luigi "Geno" Auriemma (born in Italy but grew up in Norristown, Pa.) is now in his 37th season & has earned 11 national championship (out of 11 tries), 22 final four appearances (now @ 15 straight) & 3 USA Olympic golds during his tenure. He goes up against South Carolina HC ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Final 4 Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Apr 3, 2022  
Saturday, April 02, 2022 Villanova vs. Kansas (NCAAB) - 6:09 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: -4/-110 Kansas Rating: 8* Mike's CBB Public Missed Perception Play (WIN) Many prognosticators are but I'm surely not under-estimating the significance of 30-7 SU 2nd-seed Villanova losing 5-star ranked recruit & senior G Justin Moore is for HC Jay Wright's charges. Ironically, his re ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Sweet 16/Elite 8 Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Mar 28, 2022  
Sunday, March 27, 2022 Miami Florida vs. Kansas (NCAAB) - 2:20 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: -5.5/-110 Kansas Rating: 9* Final Four Ticket Puncher (WIN) HC Bill Self is coaching with laser focus as he's trying to win one for his dad who recently passed away in January. He's using star G Ochai Agbaji to perfection. Agbaji (19.7 PPG) has vastly improved his senior season & h ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Sweet 16/Elite 8 Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Mar 28, 2022  
Sunday, March 27, 2022 Miami Florida vs. Kansas (NCAAB) - 2:20 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: -5.5/-110 Kansas Rating: 9* Final Four Ticket Puncher (WIN) HC Bill Self is coaching with laser focus as he's trying to win one for his dad who recently passed away in January. He's using star G Ochai Agbaji to perfection. Agbaji (19.7 PPG) has vastly improved his senior season & has ...  read more
 
Mike's March Madness NIT Firestarter
Point Shaver Handzelek Mar 24, 2022  
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 Belmont vs. Vanderbilt (NCAAB) - 7:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -175 Vanderbilt Rating: 9* Mike's NIT Firestarter Play (WIN) This game won't feel like a real road game to 3rd-year HC Casey Alexander & his Belmont Bruins since they'll travel less than a mile to take on Nashville neighbor Vanderbilt in the NIT. The 25-7 SU Bruins hail out of the Ohio ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CBB Championship Weekend Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Mar 13, 2022  
Saturday, March 12, 2022 Northern Colorado vs. Montana State (NCAAB) - 8:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -165 Montana State Rating: 10* Mike's 10 Star March Madness Thunderstruck Play (WIN) HC Danny Sprinkle (an excellent recruiter) enters his 3rd season @ his alma mater where he was a freshman on the last team to make it to the NCAA Tournament back in 1996. He's now lookin ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Late February CBB Dog Zinger Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Feb 27, 2022  
Saturday, February 26, 2022 NC Wilmington vs. Delaware (NCAAB) - 4:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 5/-110 NC Wilmington Rating: 8* Saturday CBB Barking Out Loud Dog Zinger (WIN) As far as CBB selections are concerned, we continue to exercise that coined phrase "discretion is the better part of valor". This matchup is a rematch of the December 29th contest where UNC Wilmingto ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Early-Mid February CBB Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Feb 21, 2022  
Sunday, February 20, 2022 Temple vs. Cincinnati (NCAAB) - 2:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 7/-110 Temple Rating: 8* Mike's CBB Sunday Sleeper Selection (WIN) When the Owls & Bearcats meet, it's usually a down-to-the-wire affair like this season's earlier meeting won by Temple 61-58 @ the Liacouras Center. In fact, the last 6 meetings were won by a total of just 20 points ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Super Bowl Side & Winning Props Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Feb 14, 2022  
Sunday, February 13, 2022 Los Angeles Rams vs. Cincinnati Bengals (NFL) - 6:30 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -185 Los Angeles Rams Rating: 8* Mike's SB Public Missed Perception Play With Winning Props (WIN) Don't be fooled (like the mushes have) by Cinderella Cincinnati! Queen City Joe (Burrow) & Co. caught Kansas City after they just played a OT thriller in a win over Buffal ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Early Week CBB Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Feb 8, 2022  
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 Illinois vs. Purdue (NCAABB) Illinois Premium Pick My Bookie Pick Title: Big Ten Motivator Play Play Selected: Pointspread +6/-110 Rating: 9* (LOSS) Even though this game just juggles seeding for the Big Ten Tournament, I still look for a battle down to the wire. The first meeting on January 17th was billed appropriately with Purdue as 1 1/2-point dogs going ...  read more
 
Mike's First CBB Pick Of The Season Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Feb 6, 2022  
Saturday, February 05, 2022 Mercer vs. Chattanooga (NCAABB) Chattanooga Premium Pick My Bookie Play Title: Mike's First CBB Pick Of The Season Play Selected: Point Spread: -11/-110 Rating: 8* (WIN) Now that we've seen the CBB season take root, we'll dive into it & play premiums with accents on sharp line play & the important intangible called motivation. HC Lamont Paris (5th season a ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Championship Round Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Jan 31, 2022  
Sunday, January 30, 2022 San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams (NFL) - 6:40 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -175 Los Angeles Rams Rating: 9* Mike's Public Missed Perception Play Of The Week (WIN) Forget the regular season! Forget the 6-game losing streak! All of it occurred in regular season & means nothing here! When it comes to QB's & the playoffs, remember Jimmy Garoppol ...  read more
 
Mike Handzeleks NFL Divisional Round
Point Shaver Handzelek Jan 26, 2022  
Saturday, January 22, 2022 San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers (NFL) - 8:15 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -240 Green Bay Packers Rating: 8* Mike's NFL Divisional Round Perfect Storms Play (LOSS) What really stands out for me in this game is the MANY intangibles that favor the Green Bay Packers. The frozen tundra (possible wind chill factor of minus-1 or less) will be ju ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's 1st CFB Bowl Installments Analysis & Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 20, 2021  
Saturday, December 18, 2021 Oregon State vs. Utah State (NCAAF) - 7:30 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -280 Oregon State Rating: 9* Mike's CFB Public Missed Perception Play (LOSS) Kudos to HC Blake Anderson & the 10-3 SU Aggies of Utah State for a lopsided 46-13 Mountain West Conference Championship win over San Diego State (who are a 1-dimensional run-heavy team). However, tha ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 13 Analysis/Review/Notes/Power Rankings
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 12, 2021  
Sunday, December 05, 2021 Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Jets (NFL) 1:00 PM EST Philadelphia Eagles Premium Pick MyBookie Play Title: Mike's Sweet History Lesson Play Play Selected: Money Line: -220 Rating: 8* (WIN) Analysis: Yes, these teams are only separated by 1 game SU in the loss column with the Jets @ 3-8 & Eagles @ 5-7. It looks like Philly QB Jalen Hurts will be a game-time deci ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 14 Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 5, 2021  
Saturday, December 4, 2021 Georgia vs. Alabama (NCAAF) - 4:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 7/-110 Alabama Rating: 8* Mike's CFB Public Missed Perception Play (WIN) Kudos to the HC Kirby Smart & his undefeated Georgia "Junkyard Dogs" for an undefeated regular season! Their success has been p ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek NFL Week 12 Analysis/Review/Notes/Power Rankings
Point Shaver Handzelek Dec 1, 2021  
Sunday, November 28, 2021 Minnesota Vikings vs. San Francisco 49ers (NFL) - 4:25 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -165 San Francisco 49ers Rating: 9* Mike's NFL Analytic Nightmare Play (WIN) Both of these 5-5 SU squads know that this game will most likely have Wild Card implications. The winner can actually go up 2 games on the loser via the head-to-head playoff tiebreaker. Even ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 11 Analysis/Review/Notes/Power Rankings
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 24, 2021  
Sunday, November 21, 2021 Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings (NFL) 1:00 PM EST Minnesota Vikings Premium Pick MyBookie Play Title: Mike's NFC North Showdowner Play Play Selected: Point Spread: 1.5/-110 Rating: 9* (WIN) Analysis: The lines-makers are PANICKING! They made the wrong team favored. The mushes & TV personalities can knock Minnesota QB Kirk Cousins as much as they want. Howe ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Playoff Power Rankings With Projected Scenarios
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 24, 2021  
It's time to project who makes the CFB Playoff which will begin with the CFB Playoff Semi-Finals played @ the Cotton Bowl & Orange Bowl on New Year's Eve. The winners will then meet on January 10, 2021 @ Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Here are my Top 7 Playoff Power Rankings with my projected scenarios. #1 GEORGIA BULLDOGS -- They're 11-0 with a roadie @ Georgia Tech (the Clean, Old-Fashion ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 12 Analysis/Review/Notes/College Playoff Update
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 21, 2021  
Saturday, November 20, 2021Arizona State vs. Oregon State (NCAAF) - 10:30 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 3/-110 Oregon State Rating: 9* Mike's CFB Saturday Night Bailout Play (WIN & ON DOG ML) They were calling for HC Jonathan's Smith's (he was the Beavers' QB from 98' to 01') head in Corvallis after a dismal 9-22 SU his 1st 3 seasons. With 10 offensive & 9 defensive starte ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 10 Analysis/Review/Notes/Power Rankings
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 15, 2021  
Sunday, November 14, 2021 New Orleans Saints vs. Tennessee Titans (NFL) - 1:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 3/-115 New Orleans Saints Rating: 9* Mike's NFL Public Missed Perception Play (WIN) Yes, the Titans are legitimate. However, HC Mike Vrabel's hasn't won MORE than 5 in a row SU & they're in an un-familiar "hunter" instead of "hunted" role today. The Tennessee defense ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 11 Analysis/review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 14, 2021  
Saturday, November 13, 2021 Western Kentucky vs. Rice (NCAAF) - 2:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: -18/-110 Western Kentucky Rating: 8* Conference USA Bowl-Bounder Play (WIN) HC Tyson Helton & his Hilltoppers from Bowling Green, KY took it on the chin last season when they finished 5-7. This year's rendition is 5-4 SU & is looking to become bowl-bound with 1 win in their f ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 9 Analysis/Review/Notes/Power Rankings
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 11, 2021  
Sunday, November 07, 2021 Tennessee Titans vs. Los Angeles Rams (NFL) - 8:20 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: -7/-115 Los Angeles Rams Rating: 9* Mike's Strongest Play On The Board Full Prep (LOSS) Look for HC & offensive guru Sean McVay (his offensive averages 30.6 PPG) to get innovative as usual. He won't give away too many secrets (have an away MNF NFC West game with the 49 ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 10 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 7, 2021  
Saturday, November 6, 2021 Tulsa vs. Cincinnati (NCAAF) - 3:30 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 22.5/-105 Tulsa Rating: 8* Mike's CFB Public Missed Percep ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 8 Analysis/Review/Notes/Power Rankings
Point Shaver Handzelek Nov 2, 2021  
Sunday, October 31, 2021 Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts (NFL) - 1:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 1.5/-110 Indianapolis Colts Rating: 9* Mike's NFL Earlybird Dependable (WIN OFF BUY) You have to shop around for the right numbers & then use the proper line to your advantage. This sportsbook is going in the wrong direction! Nobody remembers Week 3 in Tennessee (besi ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 9 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 31, 2021  
Saturday, October 30, 2021 Michigan vs. Michigan State (NCAAF) - 12:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -190 Michigan Rating: 9* Mike's Great Lakes State Debate Play (LOSS) Jon Q. Public is speaking LOUDLY about how Michigan State's 11-2 ATS run will continue here in East Lansing. In this game, I believe the Spartans' "D" (ranked 87th) will be unequivocally exposed. Michigan (17 ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's World Series Game 4 Winning Edges Play
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 31, 2021  
Houston Astros vs. Atlanta Braves (MLB) - 8:09 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 1.5/-210 Houston Astros Rating: 9* Mike's World Series Game 4 Winning Edges (WIN) There's a few systems that come into play for Game 4 of the World Series. The first one takes a look @ how teams have struggled mightily in trying to put together back-to-back wins. Yes, teams win 2 in a row. But as o ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's World Series Game 2 Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 28, 2021  
Many people will be riding the loosey goosey plus fat & happy Atlanta Braves who already took away the Stros' home field advantage with their shocking Game 1 upset @ Minute Maid Park. Believe it or not, home favorites in this price range (-110 to -125) have covered to the tune of 15-6 (72%) the past 21 World Series'. I'm not counting on Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa & Alex Bregman to ever go a com ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 7 Analysis/Review/Notes/Power Rankings
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 25, 2021  
Sunday, October 24, 2021 Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens (NFL) - 1:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 6.5/-115 Cincinnati Bengals Rating: 8* AFC North Battle For Supremacy Play (WIN) Usually the home team rules & pulls away from their closest rival in these type of games. The eye test says 5-1 SU & 1st-place in the AFC North Baltimore has just put up 34 on the Charger ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 8 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 24, 2021  
Saturday, October 23, 2021 Eastern Michigan vs. Bowling Green (NCAAF) - 12:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -170 Eastern Michigan Rating: 9* Mike's CFB Earlybird Dependable (WIN) I still can't figure out how 2-5 SU Bowling Green went to Big Ten Minnesota (on their Homecoming) & shocked the Golden Gophers 14-10 as 31-point dogs. Well, those days are long gone for a Falco ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 6 Analysis/Review/Notes/Power Rankings
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 19, 2021  
Monday, October 18, 2021 Buffalo Bills vs. Tennessee Titans (NFL) - 8:15 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 6.5/-110 Tennessee Titans Rating: 8* Mike's MNF Smart Play (WIN) The 4-1 SU Buffalo Bills (1st place-AFC East) are playing the best football in the NFL since Week 2 as they've out-scored their opponents 156-41 their last 4 games. I'm not trying to bust the Bills' Mafia bub ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 7 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 18, 2021  
Saturday, October 16, 2021 Fresno State vs. Wyoming (NCAAF) - 3:30 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 3.5/-110 Wyoming Rating: 8* Mike's CFB Ugly Pig Game Of The Week (LOSS) It maybe easy to play the bubble-burst theory since Wyoming just suffered their 1st loss of the season last week when it fell to Air Force in Colorado Springs 24-14. Yes, it appears like HC Kalen Deboer (2nd ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 5 Analysis/Review/Notes/Power rankings
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 12, 2021  
Monday, October 11, 2021 Indianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens (NFL) - 8:15 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 7.5/100 Indianapolis Colts Rating: 8* Mike's MNF Mushes Nightmare Play (WIN) The mushes had an excellent weekend as the favorites went 10-5-1 or 11-5 ATS in some places. One of the things you have to look @ is strength of schedule. The Horseshoes' opponents went 10-10 ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 6 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 10, 2021  
Saturday, October 09, 2021 Georgia Southern vs. Troy (NCAAF) - 7:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: -5.5/-110 Troy Rating: 9* Mike's Tricky Sun Belt Optimizer (WIN off the buy) The 2-3 SU Troy Trojans remain 1/2 game behind Georgia Southern Eagles in the standings of the Sun Belt. For this one, I don't see how newly-inserted HC Kevin Whitley's 127th-ranked out of 130 defense ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 4 Analysis/Review/Notes/Power Rankings
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 5, 2021  
Monday, October 04, 2021 Las Vegas Raiders vs. Los Angeles Chargers (NFL) - 8:15 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -160 Los Angeles Chargers Rating: 9* 9* Shootin' From The Hip MNF Firestarter (WIN) I'm not expecting the Chargers to come out flat after their 30-24 upset road win over Kansas City. Why? Because they take on a Las Vegas squad that's more than fortunate to be 3-0 ( ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 5 Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Oct 3, 2021  
Saturday, October 2, 2021 Oregon vs. Stanford (NCAAF) - 3:30 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 8/-105 Stanford Rating: 9* Mike's PAC-12 Shocker Play (WIN) The 3rd-ranked Oregon Ducks have lulled themselves to sleep the past 2 weeks with cream puff wins over Stony Brook 48-7 & Arizona 41-1 ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 3 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Sep 28, 2021  
Sunday, September 26, 2021 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Los Angeles Rams (NFL) - 4:25 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 1.5/-110 Los Angeles Rams Rating: 9* Mike's NFL Public Missed Perception Play (WIN) Jon Q. Public is SOLD on Tompa Bay! That's right, Tompa Bay. Are they an excellent football team? Yes. But the analytics, strength of schedule & venue indicate a slip up or 2 along ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 4 Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Sep 27, 2021  
Saturday, September 25, 2021 Louisville vs. Florida State (NCAAF) - 3:30 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -115 Louisville Rating: 8* Mike's Saturday Afternoon Smart Play (WIN) Has there been any effective QB established for 2nd-year OC Kenny Dillingham (coached with HC Mike Norvell @ Memphis)? It's been McKenzie Milton & Jordan Travis battling it out back & forth. FSU's offense ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 3 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Sep 21, 2021  
Saturday, September 18, 2021 Auburn vs. Penn State (NCAAF) - 7:30 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -200 Penn State Rating: 8* Mike's Saturday Night Perfect Storm Play (WIN) If you missed the 10* or earlier picks, don't miss this one! ESPN College Gameday invades Happy Valley for the 3rd-ever meeti ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Week 2 Analysis/Review/Notes/Power Rankings
Point Shaver Handzelek Sep 21, 2021  
Sunday, September 19, 2021 New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers (NFL) - 1:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 3.5/-110 Carolina Panthers Rating: 8* Mike's NFL Public Missed Perception Play (WIN) While Jon Q. Public & the mushes are SOLD on the Saints after Week 1, it's a bit premature to say they'll play with that same savvy in Week 2. In 2020, New Orleans opened the seaso ...  read more
 
Mike's NFL Week 1 Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Sep 13, 2021  
Sunday, September 12, 2021 Chicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams (NFL) - 8:20 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: -7/-119 Los Angeles Rams Rating: 8* Mike's NFL Earlybird Dependable (WIN) Backing this solid team for early Sunday is the best direction to take when it comes to the NFL's Week 1 of uncertainty. What is certain is Chicago's opening day record before beating the Lions 27- ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 2 Analysis/Review/Game Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Sep 12, 2021  
Saturday, September 11, 2021 Iowa vs. Iowa State (NCAAF) - 4:30 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -190 Iowa State Rating: 8* Mike's CFB Public Missed Perception Play (LOSS) Here's a CLASSIC over-reaction (72% of public on the Hawkeyes) to the Iowa 34-6 blowout win over Indiana last week. In that game, both offenses ran 64 plays as we saw a young QB (Year 2) in Indiana's Michael P ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 1 Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Sep 5, 2021  
Mike Handzelek's 9* CFB Week 1 Public Missed Perception Play Analysis/Review/Notes Saturday, September 04, 2021 Texas San Antonio vs. Illinois (NCAAF) - 7:30 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 7/-115 Texas San Antonio Rating: 9* Mike's CFB Week 1 Public Missed Perception Play (WIN) It's Week 1 in CFB where on 1 side lessons are learned & the other smart plays are carried out. R ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Late August MLB Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Aug 29, 2021  
Saturday, August 28, 2021 Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians (MLB) - 4:05 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -136 Boston Red Sox Rating: 8* Mike's Saturday Afternoon Delight (WIN) No this pick has nothing to do with the "Starland Vocal Band". But it has much to do with how the (63-63) Tribe has been playing versus the AL East. While they've been the best in their division in int ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's MLB Humpday Hottie/Friday Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Aug 14, 2021  
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies (MLB) - 7:05 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -134 Los Angeles Dodgers Rating: 9* Mike's MLB Attention Grabber (WIN) The mushes got the best of us yesterday after winning 7 in a row. Tonight, the game that has caught my attention focuses on an NL East-West matchup. New found Phillies' pitching gem Kyle Gibs ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's MLB Early August Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Aug 9, 2021  
Saturday, August 07, 2021 Minnesota Twins vs. Houston Astros (MLB) - 7:10 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -188 Houston Astros Rating: 10* (2) Mike's MLB Revenge MONSTER Play (2 Wins) First things first as in I'm not buying Michael Pineda (the team's just 6-9 in his 15 starts, 3-7 their L10). Second, the Astros will show up here (Oakland just 3 games back) as the Twins have beat ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's MLB Text Book 10*/Master Play Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Jul 29, 2021  
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 Oakland Athletics vs. San Diego Padres (MLB) - 10:10 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -152 San Diego Padres Rating: 9* Tuesday's Inter-League Master Play (WIN) Don't under-estimate it! The Padres' latest addition of a leadoff-hitter in 2B Adam Frazier (batting .324) from Pittsburgh is a BIG one. San Diego is in an ugly mood after dropping 2 to Miami. They ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NBA Finals Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Jul 19, 2021  
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Phoenix Suns vs. Milwaukee Bucks (NBA) - 9:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 4.5/-110 Phoenix Suns Rating: 9* Mike's NBA Attention Grabber (WIN off the BUY) Game 3 to me was a psychological low for the Suns as in they just didn't get up for it. It showed up in their shooting, having a low amount of shots in the paint & settling for mid-range conteste ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NBA Analysis/Review With MLB Recap
Point Shaver Handzelek Jun 20, 2021  
Saturday, June 19, 2021 Milwaukee Bucks vs. Brooklyn Nets (NBA) - 8:35 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 1/-105 Milwaukee Bucks Rating: 8* Mike's Eastern Conference Championship Entry Exam Play (WIN) While NBA playoff home teams in Game 7's are a solid 109-31, the Nets have gone against that grain winning in Toronto in 14' & losing @ home to the Bulls in 13'. The deciding fac ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Sets Record In Belmont Stakes Plus MLB Analysis, Review & Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Jun 6, 2021  
Oakland Athletics vs. Colorado Rockies (MLB) - 9:10 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 1.5/-135 Colorado Rockies Rating: 8* Belmont Big Payout Winning Exotics/Bonus MLB Runliner Belmont TRIPLE WINS On Exotics-----MLB LOSS This Oakland A's team has been lucky thus far going 11-7 in 1-run games & have gone a deceiving 15-8 versus southpaws despite hitting .235 versus them. On the ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's First NBA 10 Star & NHL Combo
Point Shaver Handzelek Jun 2, 2021  
Sunday, May 30, 2021 Vegas Golden Knights vs. Colorado Avalanche (NHL) - 8:10 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -185 Colorado Avalanche Rating: 9* Mike's 1st NHL Playoffs Selection Of Season (WIN) It looks like these teams are even finishing tied in the regular season with 82 points & with the Av's #1 in offense with 3.7 goals per game versus Vegas's defense who yield 2.1 go ...  read more
 
Mike's Saturday MLB With His Hot Preakness Combo Package
Point Shaver Handzelek May 20, 2021  
Saturday, May 15, 2021 Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox (MLB) - 7:10 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -182 Chicago White Sox Rating: 9* 9* MLB Plus Exacta-Trifecta-Superfecta Combos MLB-LOSS on WSox PREAKNESS-WIN on Rombauer Derby's over & my RACE & PLACE have arrived! But first, let's get to the bases for a Saturday night game. Let's start by saying KC's LHP Mike Mino ...  read more
 
1st MLB Play Of The Season + Kentucky Derby Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek May 5, 2021  
Saturday, May 01, 2021 Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners (MLB) - 9:10 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -130 Los Angeles Angels Rating: 8* 1st MLB Game Of Season + Kentucky Derby High Payout Exotics (WIN) I've gauged MLB the 1st month & its produced some key strategies. For this one, we have an Angels' team with the advantage. Not only are they looking to execute revenge fo ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Gonzaga-Baylor X's & O's Post-Game Analysis
Point Shaver Handzelek Apr 10, 2021  
It's nice to grab that last win in a phenomenal CBB handicapping season. I didn't expect it would be this easy. So why was the Bears (we bought to play them @ +9) such an easy cover & outright underdog win? It can be summed up in 2 words: Scott Drew. Baylor's HC used that same energy I use to compete in handicapping. For him it came down to a lack of respect. He was fed up with 2 decades (2003 ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CBB Semi-Final & National Championship Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Apr 6, 2021  
Monday, April 05, 2021 Baylor vs. Gonzaga (NCAAB) - 9:20 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 4.5/-105 Baylor Rating: 7* Mike's National Championship Spread-beater (WIN) In the semi-finals, it looked like U.C.L.A. opened up some serious blueprints for hanging with the Zags'. I feel Baylor HC Scott Drew will capitalize on it here. The Bulldogs have the best overall team on pape ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's CBB Sweet 16 Round Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Mar 29, 2021  
Sunday, March 28, 2021 Florida State vs. Michigan (NCAAB) - 5:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 2/-110 Florida State Rating: 9* Mike's CBB Public Missed Perception Play (LOSS) This is the round that both of these teams were ousted in the last NCAA tournament in 19'. Michigan is again in that familiar role of 2-point favorites (lost to 9th-seeded Texas Tech 63-44) while Flori ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's First & Second Round March Madness Analysis/Review
Point Shaver Handzelek Mar 23, 2021  
Monday, March 22, 2021 Ohio vs. Creighton (NCAAB) - 6:10 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 5.5/-105 Ohio Rating: 8* Mike's Live Mad Dog Of The Night (LOSS) Nobody's given HC Jeff Boals & his Bobcats any credit for getting to & beating the last NCAA champion of this tournament. With Guard Jason Preston being consistent thus far as a floor general & 6'8" Dwight Wilson tough on t ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's Opening CBB Conference Championship Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Mar 15, 2021  
Sunday, March 14, 2021 Virginia Commonwealth vs. St. Bonaventure (NCAAB) - 1:00 PM EDT Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -145 St. Bonaventure Rating: 8* Mike's CBB Conference Tournament Play Of The Day (WIN) Per status quo, we have a matchup between the #1 seeded St. Bonaventure Bonnies (15-4 SU) versus the Virginia Commonwealth Rams (19-6 SU) in the Atlantic 10 Conference. The 1st m ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's SB Perfect 10 With ATS Side & 9 Paybacker Props Each Star Rated Analysis
Point Shaver Handzelek Feb 8, 2021  
Sunday, February 7, 2021 Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL) - 6:30 EST Pick: Pointspread: +3.5/-115 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rating: 5* (WON 8--LOST 2) Analysis: Ex-Temple & now Tampa Bay HC Bruce Arians said it best, "No risk it, no biscuit." That's the way he coaches & his team reflects it. Speaking of Arians, don't think he'll be short in sharing KC S Tyrann Matthieu's tend ...  read more
 
NFL Championship Round Analysis/Review/Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Jan 25, 2021  
Mike Handzelek's NFL Playoffs 10* Strongest Play Of Year -Championship Round Analysis/Review/Game Notes Sunday, January 24, 2021 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Green Bay Packers (NFL) - 3:05 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -170 Green Bay Packers Rating: 10* Mike's NFL Playoffs Strongest Game Of Year (Single 10*) (LOSS) For my 4th & final GOY, I'm heading to the "Frozen Tun ...  read more
 
Mike Handzelek's NFL Divisional Round Analysis/Review/Game Notes
Point Shaver Handzelek Jan 20, 2021  
Sunday, January 17, 2021 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints (NFL) - 6:40 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -147 New Orleans Saints Rating: 9* Mike's Strongest Play Of The Day (LOSS) All I've heard all week long was how it's very difficult to beat a good team 3 consecutive times in the same season. That is PARTLY true! In college hoops is where this applies. Why? Because ...  read more
 
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 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 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 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 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
 


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