MWC NCAA Football Conference Preview: Rankings & Preseason Odds

The Mountain West is one of the stronger “Group of 5” conferences (Non-Power 5). There’s always seems to be at least one MWC team flirting with the Top 25. Last season it was San Diego St, who closed out the year ranked No. 25 in both AP and Coaches Poll. The Aztecs finished 11-3 on… Read More »

AAC NCAA Football Conference Preview: Rankings & Preseason Odds

It’s safe to say that the American Athletic Conference has established itself as the best of the “Group of 5.” Over the last two seasons, the conference has showed it’s best can compete with the best of the “Power 5” teams. In 2015 there plenty to go around. Temple knocked off Penn State, Cincinnati beat… Read More »

Pac-12 NCAA Football Conference Preview: Rankings & Preseason Odds

The 2016 season brought plenty of surprises in the Pac-12 football conference. Two teams that won a combined 5 games in league play in 2015, faced off the championship game. Washington was the top dog for most of the year. The Huskies started 8-0 before a loss at USC in November. Washington winning the North… Read More »

ACC NCAA Football Conference Preview: Rankings & Preseason Odds

You could argue that the ACC had the best resume of any conference. Clemson defeated the previous two champs in Alabama and Ohio State on their way to a national title. It was the conference’s second title in the last four years, as FSU won it all in 2013. While Clemson won the ultimate team… Read More »

SEC NCAA Football Conference Preview: Rankings & Preseason Odds

Alabama’s loss to Clemson in last year’s title game rematch doesn’t change the fact the SEC is still the best. With that said, conferences like the ACC and Big Ten appear to be closing the gap. I also think that most would agree that last year was a down season for the conference. The Crimson… Read More »

Big 12 NCAA Football Conference Preview: Rankings & Preseason Odds

The Big 12 was left out of the College Football Playoffs for the second time in the first three years it’s been in play. Part of the problem has been a lack of elite teams. That combined with a number of schools playing soft non-conference schedules. It’s a bit ironic that Oklahoma brutal non-conference slate… Read More »

Big 10 NCAA Football Conference Preview: Rankings & Preseason Odds

It’s now been a full two years since Ohio State put the Big Ten back on the map with a national championship. While the conference appears to still be on the rise, they had another poor showing in bowl games. As a whole the conference went a mere 3-7. With that said they did have… Read More »

Handicapping NFL 2nd Half Lines & Tips on Middling Your Original Bet

The sports betting industry has evolved over the years. Just about every sportsbook is offering live, in-game betting odds. This includes halftime lines, and more exotic bets like parlays and teasers. A wise gambler once told me, any exotic bet offered by a sportsbook is a suckers bet. If you think about it, the sportsbooks… Read More »

Betting NCAAF Lines: Closer Look at Importance of Point Spreads

How important is considering the betting number the books set?  I’m often asked this question by clients who wonder if it’s simply better to just try to pick the outright winner of the game when it comes to NCAA football and not worry as much about the point spread. The fact of the matter is… Read More »

Betting NFL Totals Week to Week: Find out When to Bet the Over & Under

This article takes a closer look at how oddsmakers adjust the NFL totals over the course of the regular-season. The goal was to find any significant patterns that we can use to help predict future totals. Keep in mind that we are not advocating simply wagering blindly on an over or under based only on… Read More »

Tips for Handicapping Teams off Bye Week in NCAA Football

There’s a lot of factors that go into handicapping college football. One of the most important is bye weeks. This article takes a closer look at how the extra time off impacts a teams’ ability to cover the spread. There are a lot of similarities to NFL bye weeks in the college game. However, there… Read More »

Tips for Handicapping Pro Football Player Values Against the Spread

One of the keys to successful NFL handicapping is understanding player value. Injuries are way of life in pro football. They happen all the time and no team is going to avoid them. This article is all about understanding how specific players can impact the odds. More specifically the exact numerical value they are worth… Read More »

Tips & Advice for Betting NFL Teams Before & After Their Bye Weeks

Now a days there is so much information, it’s hard to know where to start looking when handicapping the NFL. You could spend countless hours trying to breakdown the pro football spreads. The problem with spending all that time, is there’s no guarantee you are going to make a profit with your bets. Others simply… Read More »

NFL Week 1 by the Numbers: Handicapping Last Year’s Super Bowl Teams

So much attention is given to the two teams that are playing in the Super Bowl. You might not watch every playoff game, but chances are you will be glued to your seat for the final game of the year. Win or lose, the two teams that just played in the last game of the… Read More »

Free NFL Week 1 Betting Tips, System & Expert Strategies

It’s never too early to start preparing for the beginning of a new NFL season. Once the free agent signings are in the books and the draft is complete, we have a really good idea of what each team is going to look like. Oddsmakers are well aware of the public’s obsession with pro football.… Read More »

Belmont Stakes Results: Bet Payouts & Who Won the Race

The 2017 Belmont Stakes is complete.  Winning horse, Tapwrit, entered with 6-to-1 odds the morning of the race and those odds worked down to around 11-to-2 by post time.  There were no Triple Crown implications, or even significant connections, as both Kentucky Derby winner, Always Dreaming, and Preakness Stakes winner, Cloud Computing, did not participate.… Read More »

How NCAAF Teams Perform ATS in Non-Conf With Conference Game on Deck

There’s a lot to consider when handicapping college football. One of the problems that comes up a lot is how teams will perform outside of their own league. Most non-conference games come early in the year. Some teams will get them out of the way early, while others have them sprinkled throughout their schedule. Not… Read More »

How to Bet Teams on Winning & Losing Streaks Heading Into Bowl Games

I’m constantly looking for an edge when it comes to handicapping college football. That includes beating the postseason bowl odds. The thing is bowl season is a whole different beast than the regular-season. One of the biggest problems the average player has is they focus too much on how a team performed down the stretch.… Read More »

Handicapping Heisman Winners in Postseason Play: SU & ATS Results

The Heisman Trophy is an award given each year to the best college football player. It is supposed to identify the player whose performance best exhibits excellence and integrity. However, we have seen in recent years the latter seems to be of less and less importance. The award was created in 1935 by the Downtown… Read More »

Handicapping Big Favorites ATS in College Football Bowl Games

There’s a lot to take into consideration when handicapping NCAA football bowl games. The more info we have at our disposal, the better chance we have of profiting against the bowl betting odds. For example, have you looked at the individual conference performance? What about how teams with poor ATS records perform? Get Jimmy’s Premium… Read More »

How NCAAF Teams Perform in Bowls After Conference Title Matchup

When it comes to handicapping bowl games, there’s a lot of different factors you have to take into account. In this article I’m going to focus on how teams respond against the betting odds after playing in their league title game. As we approach the 2017 regular season conference championships have become the norm. There… Read More »

College Football ATS Betting Results by Conference in Bowl Games

When it comes to handicapping bowl games, there’s a lot of different things we need to consider. Most of the time we focus on the strengths and weaknesses of the two teams playing. That’s a good start, but I want to take a different approach with this article. I took the time to gather up… Read More »

Betting NFL Win Totals by Looking at Last Year’s Turnover Differential

It’s no secret. The team that wins the turnover battle greatly improves their chancing of winning. Despite this knowledge, it’s a stat that is often overlooked when handicapping the NFL. If you can accurately predict who will win the turnover margin, you are going to have a very profitable season betting on the NFL. As… Read More »

Top 5 NFL ATS Records All-Time: Best Bets (Teams) Pro Football History

There are few things as exciting as the start of the NFL season. Handicapping the NFL is not easy. You have to know which teams the odds makers overvalue and which ones they undervalue. Most teams with low expectations from the odds makers perform well against the spread. However, when it comes to the best single-season against the spread records, those… Read More »

NCAA Football Over/Under Season Win Total Lines & Betting Guide

The countdown is on! With the NBA and NHL seasons coming to an end, it’s time to start thinking football. The summer months fly by and the new season is going to be here before you know it. In fact, the first game of the season is less than 3 months (81 days to be… Read More »

Updated List of Jockeys in the Field for the Belmont Stakes

While the speed and stamina of each horse is critical, it is equally important to have a jockey that understands how to guide a horse around the grueling 1.5 mile track at Belmont Park. Experience for a jockey doesn’t guarantee sucess for the horse he’s riding, but it can definiltey help that horse win the… Read More »

Steps to Buying Bitcoin & Using it for Betting at Online Sportsbooks

If you use an online sportsbook, chances are you have seen the option to deposit money via Bitcoin (BTC). Most don’t give bitcoin much thought and just use the same old forms of depositing that they are used to. I wanted to take some time to inform my readers about bitcoin. The big focal points of… Read More »

Updated 2017 NFL Win Total Numbers, Projections & Past Results

CG Technology recently released the 2017 win totals for all 32 NFL teams.  We can use them as the expected wins for the season. Using the numbers provided we have listed how each division is projected to play out if all teams hit their numbers.  These numbers are also impacted by the public’s perception of… Read More »