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NFL Draft and Draft Wagers
04/20/2020
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Brain Chained
02/02/2020
The dysfunctional Cleveland Browns finally showed signs of life when they hired Andrew Berry, Eagles VP of Football Operations, as the new General Manager.... Read this article
NFL Championship Game Tendencies
01/13/2020

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An NBA Christmas
12/24/2019
With presents stacked under the Christmas tree, here's my gift to you, for all NBA fans to see. With the Bucks and Lakers taking off in flight, a Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!
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NFL December Football - Trends to Watch
11/29/2019
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Inside The Stats: Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics
11/29/2019
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Inside The Stats: Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics
11/20/2019

Looking inside the stats on each football game tells the truth. See our updated review of the 2019 football season from a statistical perspective below.


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Inside The Stats: Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics
11/14/2019
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Inside The Stats: Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics
11/07/2019
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Inside The Stats: Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics
11/01/2019
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Inside The Stats: Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics
10/25/2019
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Inside The Stats: Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics
10/25/2019
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Inside The Stats: Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics
10/16/2019
A deeper dive into the stats on each game does.  See our review of the 2019 football season to date from a statistical perspective below.... Read this article
Inside The Stats: Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics
10/09/2019

Stats don't lie. People who interpret them do. As we like to outline each week in this report, final scores on the scoreboard do not tell the whole story.


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2019 NFL October - Trends To Watch
10/05/2019
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Inside The Stats: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics
09/25/2019

Stats don't lie. People who interpret them do.  Final scores on the scoreboard do not tell the whole story.  A deeper dive into the stats on each game does.

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NFL September Football - Trends to Watch
09/11/2019

Much like the game itself, we like to break the NFL season down into quarters from September thru December. Listed below are the Good, Bad and Ugly team trends for this month broken down into Home, Away, Favorite, Dog, and Division results.  Enjoy...

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September Good Month/Bad Month Pitchers
09/07/2019
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2019 NFC SOUTH BETTING PREVIEW
08/28/2019

2019 NFC SOUTH BETTING PREVIEW

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2019 SUN BELT FOOTBALL BETTING PREVIEW
08/28/2019

2019 SUN BELT FOOTBALL BETTING PREVIEW


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2019 SEC FOOTBALL BETTING PREVIEW
08/19/2019
Several SEC teams changed coordinators, adopting new styles or systems on offense and defense. Meanwhile, in years of no head-coaching turnover, the biggest trend is the success of the newer coaches who take significant jumps in Year Two.... Read this article
PAC-12 Football Betting Conference Preview
08/18/2019
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2019 NFC EAST FOOTBALL BETTING PREVIEW
08/18/2019
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NFC West Preview
08/11/2019
The LA Rams made it all the way to the Super Bowl last year under HC Sean McVay and Jared Goff at quarterback. The team had a great defense with lots of defensive skill players. This year, some of those key players are missing.... Read this article
NFC South Preview
08/11/2019
Talk about a division where every team can make some noise and you have the NFC South. For sure this is a 3-team race for the division between the Saints, Falcons and Panthers.... Read this article
2019 AFC West Preview
08/06/2019
We have two powerhouse teams in this division. The LA Chargers and the Kansaas City Chiefs are considered legitimate contenders for the Super Bowl as we start the 2019 season.... Read this article
2019 AFC South Preview
08/06/2019
The AFC South consists of the Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans and the Houston Texans. When I look at the head coaches of each of these clubs, I see the Colts as the number one club with Frank Reich leading the way.... Read this article
2019 Mountain West Conference Football Betting Preview
08/04/2019

Can You Spell Defense?

Forget the 'The Wall" that our self-proclaimed genius president is hell-bent on building at American taxpayer expense.  All we need instead is a blueprint of the top defenses residing in the Mountain West Conference these days.

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AFC WEST FOOTBALL BETTING PREVIEW
08/04/2019

Welcome to the 2019 AFC West division preview, with excerpts from the 2019 PLAYBOOK Football Preview Guide magazine. In addition to the previews outlined below, these interesting scheduling statistical notes merit consideration, compliments of the 2019 MTI Regular Season NFL Win Report:

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2019 MAC Conference Football Betting Preview
07/31/2019

The MAC hasn't produced consecutive conference champions since 2011-12, and four different programs have claimed the league title over the last four years. Northern Illinois enters the 2019 season as the defending champion, but the Huskies have question marks on both sides of the ball and 6-year veteran head coach Rod Carey has left the program to take over the Temple program. Meanwhile, Ohio U appears the team to beat in 2019.


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2019 AFC South Football Betting Preview
07/31/2019

In addition to the previews outlined below, these interesting scheduling statistical notes merit consideration, compliments of the 2019 MTI Regular Season NFL Win Report:


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August Good Month/Bad Month Pitchers
07/31/2019

With the MLB trading deadline closed, and the NFL preseason whetting our palates, the month of August sets the table for the stretch run of the baseball season.

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2019 Independents Football Betting Preview
07/21/2019

During its first six years as an independent team, BYU won 52 games, with never fewer than 8 victories in any one season. In 2017, however, the Cougars' fortunes suffered a major plummet, winning just 4 games behind an offense that ranked No. 118 in the nation - worse than Kansas, Rice and Ball State.  It was BYU's first losing season since 2004, making them a true "mission team" - in more ways than one - in 2018.


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2019 AFC NORTH FOOTBALL BETTING PREVIEW
07/21/2019

Welcome to the 2019 AFC North division preview, with excerpts from the 2019 PLAYBOOK Football Preview Guide magazine. In addition to the previews outlined below, these interesting scheduling statistical notes merit consideration, compliments of the 2019 MTI Regular Season NFL Win Report:


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NFL AFC North Preview by Jim Feist
07/19/2019

NFL AFC North Preview by Jim Feist


 

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2019 NFL AFC East Preview
07/17/2019

The New England Patriots are virtually a lock to win the AFC East this season, not because they are exceptionally good but because they play in a division that has been void of quality opposition for almost two decades. I don’t want to beat up on anyone, but the fact is, it has been a cakewalk most years for the Patriots.

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2019 AFC EAST PREVIEW
07/15/2019

Welcome to my 2019 AFC East division preview, with excerpts from the 2019 PLAYBOOK Football Preview Guide magazine.  In addition to the previews outlined below, these interesting scheduling statistical notes merit consideration, compliments of the 2019 MTI Regular Season NFL Win Report:


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2019 CONFERENCE USA PREVIEW
07/14/2019
The 2019 season marks two important milestones - the 150th anniversary of college football and the 25th season of Conference-USA. The sport that began with Princeton and Rutgers on November 6, 1869, will be celebrating its 150th birthday.... Read this article
2019 Big 12 Conference Football Betting Preview
07/05/2019
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2019 July Good Month/Bad Month Pitchers
06/30/2019
Independence Day Fireworks and the MLB All-Star game always go hand-in-hand during the month of July.  It also signals the start of the second half of the MLB campaign.  And as we've come to learn the key to every team's fortune lies within the pitching staff.... Read this article
2019 Big Ten Conference Football Betting Preview
06/24/2019

2019 Big Ten Conference Football Betting Preview

By Marc Lawrence


 


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2019 Atlantic Coast Conference Football Betting Preview
06/18/2019

The 2019 ACC football season marks the 67th season for the conference. Clemson's Dabo Swinney and Duke's David Cutcliffe are the loop's longest-tenured coaches with 12 seasons each at their respective schools.


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2019 American Athletic Conference Football Betting Preview
06/08/2019

Entering its sixth year of existence, the American Athletic Conference remains the top Group of 5 League heading into the 2019 football season.

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June Good Month Bad Month Pitchers
05/30/2019

June Good Month Bad Month Pitchers 

 By Marc Lawrence  

 

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2019 NFL Win Totals And True Strength Of Schedule
05/03/2019

2019 NFL Win Totals And True Strength Of Schedule

By Marc Lawrence


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2019 May Pitchers
04/30/2019

May Good Month/Bad Month Pitchers

By Marc Lawrence 


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Exposing The NBA Zig Zag Theory
04/17/2019
By now you've heard about the Zig Zag theorem in the NBA playoffs. In handicapping circles, Zig Zags are trendy applications that are purported moneymakers during the playoffs.  The premise is simple...... Read this article
NBA Playoff Opening Round Betting Strategies
04/11/2019
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April Good Month Pitchers
04/01/2019

Major League Baseball trades places with March Madness as the sports flavor of the month in April. As we usher in America's favorite pastime, let's open the season with one of our favorite handicapping angles - good month pitchers.

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Tournament Time
03/02/2019
My head is spinning, and I’m loving it! It’s time for six weeks of madness….... Read this article
 
 
 
 
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