Archive for October, 2011

Good handicappers know how to make lines based on power ratings, home field and public perception. Other numbers, however, that are easier to identify mustn’t be overlooked, either, when analyzing games and point spreads each week. Here’s one anyone can utilize: Run defense. This is one of the basics when it comes to winning football. […]

October 27th, 2011 | Posted in NFL | No Comments

So what do you prefer: offense or defense? Most casual bettors examining NFL picks like offense, which is why Monday night football games often take more action on the over. There have been some terrific offensive football teams that last few years, such as USC and Texas in 2005, and pro passing attacks like the […]

October 24th, 2011 | Posted in NFL, NFL Predictions | No Comments

The pressure’s on every Saturday and Sunday! With football season in full swing, you’ll hear media prognosticators proclaim with regularity, “This team doesn’t want to start 0-4. Therefore, this is a must-win game that they have to win!” All right, so be it. That’s as superficial a statement as one can find, which is often […]

October 22nd, 2011 | Posted in NFL, NFL Predictions | No Comments

In my Week 6 player props story, there weren’t too many immediate results for us to look back on – in other words I tackled a few season-ending totals for NFL players, such as 50-yard field goals for Oakland’s Sebastian Janikowski (he was two-yards shy of adding one in Week 6), sacks for Minnesota’s Jared […]

October 22nd, 2011 | Posted in NFL, NFL Predictions | No Comments

Rutgers at Louisville (-1.5) All of our clients know how we feel about Rutgers.  They are just not that good of football team and they very fortunate to be 5-1 this year.  They now take on a Louisville team that played Cinci real tough last week losing 25-16.  The Cards have lost 3 straight and […]

October 21st, 2011 | Posted in College Football, Free Picks | No Comments

Last week the Baltimore Ravens had just 267 total yards in a Sunday night showdown with the Jets and were a measly 6 of 18 on third down. In addition, they averaged 2.8 yards per rush. What a terrible offensive performance! Oh, and by the way the Ravens won the game, 34-17. Say what? The […]

October 15th, 2011 | Posted in NFL, NFL Predictions | No Comments

Handicappers are always looking for angles to replicate week after week in an attempt to cull profit from the books. Here’s a tried and true oldie: Look at second halves to go under the total if the home team has a big lead. We’ve already seen it this season. In Week 3, the Ravens blitzed […]

October 15th, 2011 | Posted in College Football, NFL | No Comments

Every week world champion handicapper Michael Blake will offer his college football analysis.  This is a great opportunity for everyone to look at specific games that he has targeted for you.  These games can be considered ‘free picks’ if you like.  All you have to do is look at spread at the time analysis is […]

October 7th, 2011 | Posted in College Football, Free Picks | No Comments

So…are we all set for the Lions/Bills Super Bowl? Because after three weeks, those were two of the remaining three undefeated teams in the NFL, along with the Packers. To put that in perspective, before the season started the Lions were 40-to-1 to win the Super Bowl, the Packers 5-to-1 and the Bills, fresh off […]

October 3rd, 2011 | Posted in NFL Predictions | No Comments

Jeff’s 2011-12 Eastern Conference Spotlight team: Buffalo Sabres The Buffalo Sabres finished 7th in the Eastern Conference (3rd in Northeast) last season and for a Lindy Ruff coached team it was considered a down year. Ruff, the longest-tenured coach in the NHL, is entering his 14th year behind the Sabres bench. The guy is one of the […]

October 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Hockey Betting Articles | No Comments