Vegas Betting Odds Preview: Auburn vs Oregon Line & Predictions

The Auburn Tigers host the Oregon Ducks in what should be one of the premiere match-ups of the first full weekend of college football action. Kickoff is set for 7:30 PM EST on Saturday, August 31st at Jordan-Hare Stadium and the game will be televised nationally on ABC. Taking a look at the Week 1… Read More »

Free College Football Betting Preview & ATS Pick : Rutgers vs UMass

The UMass Minutemen travel to New Jersey in Week 1 of the 2019-20 college football season for a battle against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Kickoff is set for 7:15 PM EST on August 30th at SHI Stadium in Piscataway and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. Taking a look at the… Read More »

NCAAF Vegas Game Preview & Free Pick: Army vs Rice

The Army Black Knights host the Rice Owls next Friday in Week 1 action of the 2019-20 college football season. Kickoff is set for 6:00 PM EST on August 30th at Michie Stadium in West Point, New York and the game will be televised on the CBS Sports Network. Taking a look at the Week… Read More »

Vegas Betting Odds Preview: Nevada vs Purdue Line & Predictions

The Purdue Boilermakers travel to Reno next Friday to battle the Nevada Wolfpack in Week 1 of the 2019-20 college football season. Kickoff is set for 9:30 PM EST on August 30th at Mackay Stadium and the game will be televised on the CBS Sports Network. Taking a look at the Week 1 college football… Read More »

Free College Football Betting Preview & ATS Pick : Colorado vs Colorado State

The Colorado Buffaloes host the Colorado State Rams next Friday in the 2019 edition of the Rocky Mountain Showdown from Denver. CSU has not fared well as of late in this particular matchup, losing four straight against their state rival since 2015. Kickoff is set for 10:00 PM EST on August 30th at Mile High… Read More »

Free Pick Preview & Vegas Betting Odds: Wake Forest vs Utah State

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons will open up the 2019 season at home against the Utah State Aggies. Kickoff is set for 8:00 EST Friday at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, NC. You can watch the game on the ACC Network. Oddsmakers opened up with the Demon Deacons as a slim 2.5-point home favorite, but it’s… Read More »

Free NCAAF Pick & Betting Preview: Wisconsin vs South Florida

The No. 19 ranked Wisconsin Badgers will head down south to Tampa, FL to take on the USF Bulls in the 2019 season opener for both teams. Kickoff is set for 7:00 EST at Raymond James Stadium and will be televised on ESPN. The oddsmakers have made quite the adjustment on this contest. When the… Read More »

Vegas Betting Odds Preview: Clemson vs Georgia Tech Line & Predictions

We don’t have to wait long to get our first look at the defending champs. The No. 1 ranked Clemson Tigers will open up the 2019 season at home against the new-look Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Kickoff at Memorial Stadium is set for 8:00 EST and the game will be televised on the ACC Network.… Read More »

NCAAF Vegas Game Preview & Free Pick: Arizona State vs Kent State

The Kent State Golden Flashes travel to Tempe next Thursday to battle the Arizona State Sun Devils in the first game of the season for both programs. Kickoff is set for 10:00 PM EST on August 29th at Sun Devil Stadium and the game will be broadcast on the PAC12 Network. Taking a look at… Read More »

Free College Football Betting Preview & ATS Pick : Utah vs BYU

While the state of Utah will definitely be tuning into Thursday’s Week 1 showdown between the Utah Utes and BYU Cougars, a lot of people will be interested in this matchup. Simply for viewing pleasure these are two in-state rivals (known as the “Holy War”) that really don’t like each other and both have big… Read More »

Free College Football Pick & Vegas Betting Preview: UCLA vs Cincinnati

For the second straight season the UCLA Bruins will open the season with a game against Cincinnati. Last year the Bearcats won 26-17 at UCLA as a 14-point dog. A prime example of how how far the markets can be off in Week 1. ‘ This year the matchup will be played at Nippert Stadium.… Read More »

Betting Free Pick & Game Preview: Hawaii vs Arizona

This Saturday the Arizona Wildcats will get their 2019 season underway with a road game against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. Kickoff is set for 10:30 EST at Aloha Stadium and will be televised on the CBS Sports Network. Oddsmakers opened up this line at Arizona -11.5 and early action has shifted the number down just… Read More »

Vegas Game Preview & Betting Odds: Florida vs Miami (FL)

The No. 8 Florida Gators will take on the Miami Hurricanes on a neutral site to get the 2019 regular-season underway on Saturday, August 24th. The game will be played at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 EST and will be televised on ESPN. The books have held this line firm… Read More »

True Home Field Edge in Pro Football Using Home/Away Scoring Margins

What is the home field edge really worth in the NFL?  You’ve probably heard many different answers from many different sources. Looking for just one number to tell you how much the spreads adjust? The public perception is that it’s roughly a field goal and that’s pretty close. A more exact number would be closer to 2.7-point… Read More »

Betting College Football Teams With Extra Game Played Early in Season

The beginning of the college football season is one of the most exciting times of the year for a lot of people. For many fans, this is a time filled with joy or even heartbreak depending on how your team performs. For sports bettors, it is a similar story. Finding an early season edge can… Read More »

Handicapping NCAA Football Totals: Profitable Over/Under Systems

A lot of college football bettors focus on NCAAF point spreads and ignore totals.  That doesn’t make a lot of sense since in a lot of cases the numbers are softer in NCAA than the NFL. First, some basics.  It’s important to shop around for the best number when handicapping college football. Having multiple online… 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 and wanted to shed some light on it. Is it simply better to just try to pick the outright winner of the game or focus more on the line? The fact of the matter is that the number… Read More »

Number of Times Top Two Teams Faced Off (#1 vs #2) in NCAA Football

Let’s take a break from handicapping college football and look back through history at the times the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams in the AP poll faced off on the gridiron. For those that don’t know the AP Poll was started back in 1936. It’s basically the press’ version of their power rankings,… 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 »

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 »

NBA Game Score Calculator for Over Under Bets

How to Use the NBA Final Score Calculator Start by selecting the current quarter of the game you want to generate projections for. Then enter the current time remaining in that quarter. First the minutes left, then the seconds. Next, enter the current scores for both the away and home teams.  Finally, click the “Calculate”… Read More »

Profitable NCAA Football Revenge System for Betting SEC Games

It’s no secret the SEC is one of the strongest conferences in the country. From 2006 to 2012, the SEC produced 7 straight national champions. With that said, this article isn’t about the Power 5 hierarchy. It’s about how serious they take the game in the South. The 14 teams that make up the league… 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 Schedule: Projected Division Standings, Playoffs & Super Bowl

The 2019 regular-season is right around the corner. Training camp has started and that means preseason games will be here before you know it. It’s time to unleash my predictions for the upcoming season. The first game of the season will not feature the defending champs in a high-profile matchup. Instead, the Chicago Bears will… Read More »

2019 CFB Betting Preview: Predictions, Future Odds & Playoff Picks

Believe it or not, we are less than a month away from the start of the 2019 college football season. First set of games is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 24th. Though most schools won’t start until the following week (games pick back up on Thursday and are played every day through Monday). If you haven’t… Read More »

Independent NCAA Football Conference Preview Rankings & Preseason Odds

It’s hard to believe that there were 26 Independent football programs in 1989. With Navy joining the AAC (American Athletic) in 2015, Notre Dame is the only program that has never been affiliated with a conference. Army has been on their own since 2005. The Black Knights spent 7 years (1998 to 2004) as a… Read More »

Sun Belt NCAA Football Conference Preview: Rankings & Preseason Odds

When it comes to how conferences are ranked, the Sun Belt is without a doubt the consensus pick as the worst. A big reason for that, is they struggle to keep the teams that develop into a quality program Over the years we have seen the likes of Middle Tennessee, Western Kentucky, North Texas, FAU… Read More »

MAC NCAA Football Conference Preview: Rankings & Preseason Odds

The Mid-American Conference, better known as the MAC is definitely a conference you want to get familiar with if you plan on betting college football. Especially, if you are someone who likes a lot of action and wants to bet as often as possible. While the big programs play almost all their games on Saturday,… Read More »

C-USA NCAA Football Conference Preview: Rankings & Preseason Odds

Conference USA was once considered one of the top non-Power 5 conferences in the country. That was until a number of their top teams jumped ship a few years back to the American Athletic. While it might not be as strong top to button as the other Group of 5 conferences, the top half of… Read More »

MWC NCAA Football Conference Preview: Rankings & Preseason Odds

The Mountain West is one of the stronger “Group of 5” conferences (Non-Power 5). The American Athletic Conference (AAC) is probably stronger from top to bottom, but there’s not that big a gap when comparing the top teams in each conference.  There’s almost always at least one team from the Mountain West that ends up… Read More »

American Athletic NCAAF Conference Preview: Rankings & Preseason Odds

The American Athletic Conference (AAC) has solidified itself as the best of the Group of 5 conferences. In 2017 the AAC had 3 different teams (UCF, Memphis, Houston) post double-digit win seasons and finish the year ranked in the Top 25. No other Group of 5 conference had more than one team ranked at the… Read More »

Big 12 NCAA Football Conference Preview: Rankings & Preseason Odds

It’s been almost 15 years since the Big 12 last had a team win the National Championship (Texas, 2005). In fact, you have to go back to the 2009 season to find the last time a Big 12 program played in the title game. On the bright side, the conference has had a participant in… Read More »

Who Are the Highest Paid NFL Head Coaches & What Are Their Salaries

Most NFL coach salaries aren’t officially disclosed. However, there are sources that report approximate contracts when at all possible.  Normally this is the home town newspapers, but I’ve also found data on Twitter, Forbes, Pro Football Talk, and Spotrac. Using the information that is available, we came up with the approximate salaries below. The Patriots’ Bill… Read More »

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

The Pac-12 Conference is coming off another disappointing season. For the third time in the last four years the conference failed to send a team to the playoffs. Only 7 of the 12 schools qualified for a bowl game. While their 3-4 record was an improvement over the previous season when they went 1-8 in… Read More »

ACC NCAA Football Conference Preview: Rankings & Preseason Odds

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) might not have the depth of the SEC or Big Ten, but are very strong at the top. The ACC has sent a team to the playoffs since it was first introduced for 2014-15 campaign. The SEC is the only other conference that can make that claim. Each of the… Read More »

Big 10 NCAA Football Conference Preview: Rankings & Preseason Odds

When the Ohio State Buckeyes won the inaugural College Football Playoff back in 2014, many believed the Big Ten was ready to join the SEC at the top of the college football hierarchy. While there’s no doubt the conference as a whole has improved, it has not translated into success on the biggest stage. After… Read More »

SEC NCAA Football Conference Preview: Rankings & Preseason Odds

The gap between the SEC and the other Power 5 conferences might not be as big as it once was, but it’s hard to argue that there’s a better conference from top to bottom in the country. Even with Alabama’s ugly loss to Clemson in last year’s championship game, the SEC has delivered a national… Read More »

Week 1 NCAAF Football Betting Lines: Point Spreads & Game Totals

Oddsmakers have released Week 1 odds for the 2019 college football season. Below you will find a full schedule for opening week, which officially gets underway with a couple games on Saturday, August 24th. *Only games with two FBS teams playing against each other are listed. Week 1 College Football Betting Odds: Point Spreads &… Read More »

Updated 2019 NFL Win Total Numbers, Projections & Past Results

Oddsmakers have released the 2019 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 each… Read More »

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

The countdown is on! With summer finally here, that means we are inching closer and closer to the start of another college football season. In fact, we are less than two months from opening week. Oddsmakers are quick to release their NCAAF Championship Odds. Those are out basically the day after the title game. Even… Read More »

How to Read Odds: Sports Betting Lines Explained

Learn About Online Betting Vegas Sports Betting Reading Lines Points Spreads Moneylines Totals Learning how sports betting odds work can be intimidating at first, but our guide will teach you how to read odds in no time!  This primer is designed for beginners who are curious about common wagering practices and terms. Learn to Bet… Read More »

Vegas Betting Odds – Los Angeles Lakers New Starting PG 2019-20 Season

Less than a week after the Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals, the Los Angeles Lakers have made that seem like a distant memory. The Lakers pulled off a blockbuster trade to finally acquire Anthony Davis from the Pelicans. Giving LeBron James the sidekick needed to return LA to… Read More »

Free Win/Place/Show Picks for the Belmont Stakes Race

The final leg of the Triple Crown is just around the corner. The 2019 Belmont Stakes is scheduled for Saturday, June 8. For more information on the race and how to bet on the event, check out our Belmont betting guide. Known as the “The Test of Champions” for its grueling distance of 1.5 miles,… Read More »

Belmont Stakes Post Position Draw & Number Wins at Each Starting Spot

The post positions for the 2019 Belmont Stakes have been set. Where a horse starts can play a key a role when it comes to horse racing. However, it’s not as big a factor at the 1 1/2 mile distance as it is for shorter races. That’s not to say you should ignore where a… 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 success for the horse he’s riding, but it can definitely help that horse win the… Read More »

Horses in the 2019 Belmont Stakes That Are Contenders to Win

We are just a little over a week away from the 2019 Belmont Stakes, which will be the 151st running of this historic event. The hype and level of coverage of this race depend heavily on if there’s a horse with a chance to win the elusive Triple Crown. With Kentucky Derby winner Country House… Read More »

Belmont Stakes History, Race Facts & Trivia

The 151st running of the Belmont Stakes is just a little over a week away. The race is scheduled for this Saturday, June 8 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. In 2015 American Pharoah became the first Triple Crown winner since 1978. Prior to that the previous 13 horses that had won both the… Read More »

Current Odds to Win Belmont – Betting Favorites, Contenders & Field

The 2019 Belmont Stakes will be the 151st running of the oldest Triple Crown event. The race will take place at Belmont Park in New York and is scheduled for Saturday, June 8. Unlike the Kentucky Derby, where there’s a buzz around the event no matter what the circumstances are, the excitement for the Belmont… Read More »

Dummies Guide to Handicapping Last Leg of Triple Crown: Belmont Stakes

New to horse racing and looking to get started this week at the Belmont? This article will get you up to speed in a hurry. Check out our Belmont betting odds to find out who is the favorite to win. For more information on the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes, take a look at my… Read More »

Preakness Stakes Results: Exacta, Trifecta, & Superfecta Payouts

The 144th running of the Preakness Stakes is now in the books.  War of Will defeated both Everfast and Owendale by 1 1/4 lengths to secure the victory. War of Will finished 7th at the Kentucky Derby, but remember his run was interfered with by Maximum Security. This was far from how a lot of… Read More »

Preakness Stakes Picks: Projected Win/Place/Show Results at Pimlico

We are a little less than a week away from the 2019 Preakness Stakes.  For those of you looking to wager on the big race this weekend, I’ve provided my win/place/show predictions. As well as some analysis to support my selections. This will be the 144th running of the Preakness at Pimlico. The race is… Read More »

Current Vegas Odds for Horses in the Field for 2019 Preakness Stakes

We are just a few days away from the 2019 Preakness Stakes. For those of you who don’t know, it’s held at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. The actual race itself is schedule for 6:18 EST on Saturday, May 18. While the Kentucky Derby is capped at 20 horses, only 14 spots are made… Read More »

Dummies Guide to Where & How to Bet on the 2019 Preakness Stakes

The 144th running of the Preakness Stakes is just around the corner. The second leg of the Triple Crown comes just two weeks after the Kentucky Derby. While not quite as big of an event as the Derby, this is a special event. Just not so much this year. That’s because Kentucky Derby winner, Country… Read More »

Total Amount of Money Bet on March Madness in Las Vegas & Overall

It is nearly impossible to determine the total amount actually wagered on the NCAA Tournament. Not only do you have to track the legal wagering in Nevada, Delaware, Montana and Oregon.  But, you can’t forget the illegal wagering online,  through bookies and with friends. On top of that, there is millions (if not billions) bet with office pools and other bracket contests. So, I did the research based off of what I could… Read More »

Keys to Handicapping & How to Bet Teams off Sweep in NBA Postseason

There are a never ending amount of angles and trends that can be used to breakdown NBA playoffs games. Using these to your advantage can greatly help when handicapping the NBA. I have already shown you the odds on a team up 3-0 closing the deal in Game 4. Now I want to share with you… Read More »

How NBA Home Teams Perform Against the Odds in Game 7

The Playoffs is one of the most exciting times of the year. Unlike the regular season when clubs take nights off, every contest matters. In order to win The Finals, teams must eliminate the opposition in the best of seven series. Today I’m going to focus my attention on the rare instances a series goes the distance.… Read More »

How to Handicap NBA Postseason With Teams Leading 3-0 in Series

We recently took a look at the performance of teams up 2-0 in the playoffs. Now we take the next step and check out how a team does with a 3-0 lead in the postseason. Our focus is simply on their performance against the spread and total in Game 4. However, it’s worth mentioning that no team has come back… Read More »

How to Bet Teams With 2-0 Series Lead in Each Round of NBA Playoffs

When it comes to handicapping the NBA, the postseason is whole different beast. There are several different factors that must be accounted when breaking down the odds. One of my favorite strategies for betting the postseason in pro hoops is the Zig Zag Theory. Which looks at how each team responds after a loss in their previous game.… Read More »

Betting NBA Postseason Basketball: Zig-Zag Theory Explained

With the NBA regular season coming to an end, it’s time to turn our attention to the postseason. The NBA Zig Zag Theory is a popular playoff betting system. It’s a simple strategy for betting the NBA playoffs that has provided consistent profits. The premise is that you wager on the team to cover the… Read More »

NBA Postseason Picks, Matchups, Betting Odds & Predictions

With the NBA regular season in the books, the seeding for the NBA Playoffs is set. It’s time to turn up the intensity and find out who will be take home the title in 2019. Beating the books in the regular season is one thing. It’s a whole different animal handicapping the NBA in the postseason.… Read More »

Predicting the 2019 NFL Draft: Mock 1st Round Selections

We are a little less than a month away from the 2019 NFL Draft. First round action is scheduled for Thursday, April 25 at 8:00 EST. Rounds 2-3 will follow on Friday with rounds 4-7 on Saturday. Trying to project how it will unfold is no easy task and near impossible to get right. A… Read More »

Best Sportsbook Bonuses & Betting Promotions

Top Sports Book Bonus Offers (Trusted Sites) How we rank them:  Our bonus rankings are based on the percentage of the deposit bonus, cash vs free-play option, rollover requirements, and maximum bonus available. Sportsbook Deposit Bonus Bonus Type Rollover Minimum Deposit Max Bonus Bonus Score 100% Cash 5X $35 $500 Sign Up 15% Cash 5X… Read More »

March Madness Tournament Recap & Sweet 16 Preview, Odds & Schedule

It’s the same thing every year, but it’s still hard to grasp just how quickly the NCAA Tournament unfolds. Just a week ago we were making our predictions on the field of 68 teams. Now we are down to the Sweet 16 and by this time next week we will know what teams will be… Read More »

NCAA Tournament Betting: Final Four Point Spreads History

I’ve taken some time to put together a history of the points spreads for every Final Four matchup and NCAA Championship Game.  This data goes back to when the field expanded to 64 teams back in 1985. I’ve included the seeds of each team, the spread and the ATS winner for all games where a line was accessible. We… Read More »

Lowest Ranked Team to Make NCAA Championship Game & Win Tournament

One of things that makes the NCAA Basketball Tournament so special, is the unpredictability of it. You just never know when a a Cinderella story will unfold. It’s why so many can’t wait to fill out their tournament bracket each year. Most of the big upsets come in the early stages of March Madness. These… Read More »

Breaking Down the Seeds: How Far Each Has Advanced in March Madness

Below you’ll find a comprehensive list of how far each seed has advanced in the NCAA Tournament.  We are focusing on the modern era, meaning when the tourney expanded to 64 teams in 1985 on. Look at the Farthest Each of the Top Seeds Has Gone in the NCAA Tournament #1 – 26 National Championship games have… Read More »

March Madness Trends & Historical NCAA Tournament Bracket Statistics

Do you want tournament bracket trends that will give you an edge when filling out your bracket this year?  Lucky for you I’ve done the research so you don’t have to. I’m sure you know to have a No. 12 picked to beat a No. 5 in your bracket.  I’m sure my upset predictions will have one or… Read More »

Look at How High-Seeded Mid-Majors Perform in the NCAA Tournament

Jump to: First Round Second Round Sweet 16 Elite Eight Final Four Championship Last year’s NCAA Tournament field featured two mid-major team that received a high seed (1-4). That was Gonzaga out of the West Coast Conference (WCC) and Wichita State out of the American Athletic both were seeded as a No. 4. It was… Read More »

Baseball Future Wagers: Current Odds to win the 2019 MVP Trophy

The 2019 MLB regular season will be here before you know it. That means it’s time to take a serious look at the future odds. The odds to win the World Series is the most talked about future bet leading up to the new season. However, it’s not the only one worth paying attention to. One… Read More »

Baseball Prop Bets: Updated Odds to win the 2019 Cy Young Trophy

The start of the 2019 MLB regular season is just around the corner. Now is the time to get in your future bets for the upcoming year. The focus for this article will be on the Cy Young award, but there’s other betting options out there. One that goes right along with this one, is… Read More »

MLB Predictions: Projected Team Records & World Series Winner

Spring is just around the corner and with that means we are inching closer to Opening Day. The 2019 MLB regular-season will officially kickoff on Thursday, March 28, which is the earliest start date in league history (not including international openers). Typically we would make our predictions a lot earlier in the offseason, but there… Read More »

Rest vs No Rest in College Basketball Conference Tournaments

We are closing in on the end of the 2018-19 college basketball regular season. I wanted to share with you three profitable systems for handicapping conference tournament games. March Madness is a great time of year for NCAA basketball fans.  If you are a situational handicapper it can be a great time to make money with your bets… Read More »

NCAA Basketball Conference Tournaments: 2019 Odds to Win & Schedules

Stay up to date with all the conference tournament action over the next two weeks. We have a complete rundown of each conference with the schedule, past champions and odds to win it this year.  If an underdog in a major conference wins, it can have significant effects on our bracketology. Be sure to check… Read More »

Tips for Betting March Madness in Conference & NCAA Tournament Games

There’s no better time of year than March for betting college basketball. Are going to be betting on conference tournaments or any of the postseason tournaments? Do yourself a favor and read this article before it’s too late. There are ton of factors that go into handicapping college basketball during this time of year. How to… Read More »

NBA Totals Betting System: First Games After the All-Star Break

After the All-Star Break, how motivated will NBA players be in their first games back? Defense is about effort and motivation.  Where there is a lack of motivation, there are typically higher scores.  Nowhere is this more apparent than the All-Star game itself, but there are regular season situations where defensive energy is low as well.… Read More »

NBA Spread to Money Line Conversion

For the uninitiated, betting on the money line simply means betting on which team you think will win the game.  The money line is adjusted based on the spread to help books mitigate risk. For example, a favorite of four points in the NBA might have a money line of around -184. This means you would… Read More »

2019 NBA All-Star Weekend Betting Guide: Odds to Win Each Event & Game

The 2019 NBA All-Star weekend is just around the corner. This year’s action will take place at the Spectrum Center, home of the Charlotte Hornets. It’s just the second time that Charlotte has served as the host. The previous was way back in 1991 when they played at the Charlotte Coliseum. Below is a detailed… Read More »

Super Bowl History – Look at the Worst Chokes of All-Time

There’s been plenty of amazing moments in Super Bowl history. Instead of dwelling on those, I want to focus in on the not so good performances. I’ve compiled what I believe to be some of the worst Super Bowl chokes. The list is compiled of both teams and players who failed on the biggest stage… Read More »

Vegas Betting Preview & Free NFL ATS Pick: Chiefs vs Patriots

The Kansas City Chiefs are set to host the New England Patriots this Sunday in the AFC Championship Game. Kickoff is set for 6:40 EST at Arrowhead Stadium and will be televised nationally on CBS. Oddsmakers currently have the Chiefs listed as a 3-point home favorite with the total set at 57 points. Click on… Read More »

Free NFL Game Preview & ATS Pick: Saints vs Rams

The New Orleans Saints will host the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship Game this Sunday. Kickoff is set for 3:05 EST at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and will be televised nationally on FOX. Oddsmakers currently have the Saints listed as a 3.5-point home favorite with the total set at 57 points. Click here for… Read More »

Vegas NFL Game Preview & Free Pick Against the Spread: Saints vs Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles (9-7) travel to Louisiana this weekend to face the New Orleans Saints (13-3) in Sunday’s Divisional Round finale. Kickoff is set for 4:35 EST at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and will be televised nationally on FOX. Oddsmakers currently have the Saints listed as a 8-point home favorite with the total set for 51.5… Read More »

Vegas Betting Preview & Game Odds: Patriots vs Chargers

The New England Patriots (11-5) are set to host the Los Angeles Chargers (12-4) in Sunday’s Divisional Round double-header. Kickoff is set for 1:05 EST at Gillette Stadium and will be televised nationally on CBS. Oddsmakers currently have the Patriots listed as a 3.5-point home favorite with the total set for 47.5 points. Patriots vs… Read More »

Convert NCAA Basketball Spreads to Money Lines for Win Probability

I know not everyone is familiar with moneyline betting.  Taking a team on the moneyline means you are wagering on a team to win the game outright.  The money lines are adjusted based on who is more likely to win the game (based on the point spread). Let’s use an example. A 4-point favorite in NCAA basketball might be listed… Read More »

Expert Betting Tips: How to Handicap AFC & NFC Championship Games

There’s always a ton of excitement leading up to what is known as Championship Sunday in the NFL. Only four teams are left standing and the goal of reaching the Super Bowl is just one win away. It doesn’t matter if your team is in the mix or not. This is one afternoon of football… Read More »

Vegas NFL Game Preview & Free Pick Against the Spread: Cowboys vs Rams

The Los Angeles Rams (13-3) are set to host the Callas Cowboys (10-6) in Saturday’s Divisional Round double-header. Kickoff is set for 8:15 EST at LA Memorial Coliseum and will be televised nationally on FOX. Oddsmakers currently have the Rams listed as a 7-point home favorite with the total set for 49 points. Rams vs… Read More »

Vegas Betting Preview & Game Odds: Colts vs Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) will host the Indianapolis Colts (10-6) in the first of four Division Round matchups this weekend. Kickoff is set for 4:35 EST on Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium and will be televised nationally on NBC. Oddsmakers currently have the Chiefs listed as a 5-point home favorite with the total way up… Read More »

NFL Game Preview & Free ATS Pick: Bears vs Eagles

The Chicago Bears (12-4) will host the Philadelphia Eagles (9-7) on Sunday afternoon in the finale of Wild Card weekend. Kickoff is set for 4:30 EST at Soldier Field and will be televised nationally on NBC. Oddsmakers opened up this game with the Bears as a 6.5-point home favorite. That line has stayed the same… Read More »

Vegas Betting Odds & Free Pick Preview: Texans vs Colts

The Houston Texans (11-5) will host the Indianapolis Colts (10-6) in the opener of Saturday’s Wild Card double-header. Kickoff is set for 4:35 EST at NRG Stadium and will be televised nationally on ESPN and ABC. Oddsmakers opened up this game with the Texans as a 1-point home favorite. That line has stayed the same… Read More »

Vegas Preview: Alabama vs Clemson National Championship Game Free Pick

The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (14-0) will take on a familiar foe in the No. 2 Clemson Tigers (14-0) for the 2018-19 National Championship. It’s the fourth straight year these two programs have met in the college football playoffs and the third time during this stretch that they will be playing for the title.… Read More »

Vegas Betting Odds & Free Pick Preview: Ravens vs Chargers

The Baltimore Ravens (10-6) will host the Los Angeles Chargers (12-4) in the opener of Sunday’s Wild Card double-header. Kickoff is set for 1:05 EST at M&T Bank Stadium and will be televised nationally on CBS. Oddsmakers opened up this game with the Ravens at -3, but it’s been trending towards Los Angeles. Several books… Read More »

NFL Game Preview & Free ATS Pick: Seahawks vs Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys (10-6) will host the Seattle Seahawks (10-6) in the second game of Saturday’s Wild Card double-header. Kickoff is set for 8:15 EST at AT&T Stadium and will be televised nationally on FOX. Oddsmakers opened up this game with the Cowboys as a 2.5-point favorite, but it’s dropped even closer to a pick’em.… Read More »

Handicapping Repeat Divisional Matchups in the NFL Playoffs

One of the interesting things that comes up in the NFL playoffs, is two teams from the same division playing each other for a third time. I decided now was a great time to take a look at how these third division matchups have fared over the years. I’ve broken down several different circumstances that… Read More »