You faithful readers will likely notice I disappeared for a little while. Half of that was sulking over my Women’s World Cup Betting and Hedge Strategy, taking the ill-fated South Korea squad. Half has been handicapping the upcoming college football season and Half (shout-out to the late great Yogi Berra!) has been figuring out the best strategies for betting and hedging MLB in-game (or in-play) Live wagers. Read more

2019 Womans World Cup Futures

This is something I love to do and do it as often as possible – finding value in betting sport futures. Or, for the uninitiated, I like to bet on the outcome of sporting events or championships that may be weeks or months out. Why do I like to do this? One word…

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All sportsbooks in Nevada use the MLB stats sheet provided by Covers.com. Your sportsbook, no matter where you are in the States, likely provides the same sheet. I’m not plugging Covers, as the site’s real interest is selling picks provided by their never-ending stream of “experts.” If that is what you are looking for, I’m sure you will find something to spend your hard-earned money on at Covers. However, they do provide a service that is useful and is generally beneficial for those of us who do want to do our own work. Read more

Many people think the new college football season begins with the annual publication and delivery of Phil Steele’s College Football Preview. Among my group of college football fanatics, the Steele Preview is reverently referred to as The Steele Bible. According to the Steele site, publication and shipping are only about a month away as I write this – Christmas in June, my friends! Read more

Everyday, until the end of October, Major League Baseball will be in our lives. All major league baseball teams play a 162 game schedule, half of the games at home, half on the road, then the playoffs start. The only break in the season-long grind comes with the All-Star break in July. Otherwise, every team is in action almost every single day. Baseball happens every single day. Read more

So, here we are. Virginia Cavaliers are 1.5-point favorites against the upstart Texas Tech Red Raiders in the Men’s NCAA Basketball Championship game. This tournament has been the most fun and thrilling to watch in recent memory. Prior to the start of this college hoops season, I ran around buying up national championship futures on teams I knew something about and who may have been flying under the radar. That notion Read more

Writing this on Thursday evening April 4, prior to the Final Four being played Saturday and the National Championship game Monday night, I find myself reflecting on the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament, 2019 version, thus far. The Madness of March is, in my opinion, hyperbole. Read more

I have intended to write this article for a long time. When we do our handicapping, we should always consider the information we know to be important, but ignore the background noise and chatter we hear from all the usual suspects. One of the usual suspects is the local media. Read more

The internet is a wonderful place and a terrible place, all at the same time. We have all this information at our fingertips – all we have to do is search for it – and decide what results are relevant to the answers we seek. Yet, much of what is out there is “sponsored content” that presents a specific point of view – often incorrect – or we find information that is patently false and misleading. Read more

I have no memory of exactly what season it was when I “discovered” the UT-Arlington Mavericks. I remember sitting at my desk in the home office of a house I had probably 10 or so years ago, with the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Read more