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Super Sunday!
Broncos vs. Panthers on Sunday for the NFL championship! Vegas is fired up for this showdown of the #1 defense vs. the #1 offense. Who has the edge?... Read this article
Are you ready for the Madness?
One month to play in the College Basketball season, then we get to the best part of the year. March Madness! You've got to get an invite to the Big Dance to win it, will your team make the cut?... Read this article
Super Bowl Countdown!
Countdown to Panthers versus Broncos! And there's no better place to be than Las Vegas. In the world of eleven to ten, there's nothing quite like Super Bowl week. In this case, it's two weeks, as the teams have two weeks to prepare for the Big Game. For example, you can bet on the exact score of the game by each team, who will score first, or how many yards a player has.... Read this article
NFL Playoffs: Conference Champions at Stake!
The AFC and NFC will crown champions this weekend. Jim Feist breaks down the key factors in evaluating the winnnig side.... Read this article
Basketball Betting: Sideline, Stability, and Scheduling
Is it the players or the coaches who determine NBA spread covers? A lot happens off the court that can determine wins and losses, both straight up and against the spread.... Read this article
Here We Go: NFL Playoff Time!
As the playoffs begin, those who earned the top two seeds in each conference have a key edge, as they get a bye the first week while watching the others duke it out.... Read this article
Bowl Bonanza!
Happy Holidays! As 2015 draws to a close, we find ourselves smack in the middle of the bowls. You shouldn't be bowled-out, either, as they build to the crescendo that is the Big Four showdown for the national title.
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Late December: The Best Time for Bowling!
The college football bowls continue right through the holiday weekend. Here's a look at bowl action, both straight up and against the Vegas numbers.... Read this article
College Football Bowl Games
2015-2016 College Football Bowl Analysis Part 3 is brought to you by Mike Volpe of Brand X Sports.... Read this article
NFL Juggernauts and Fading Has Beens
The ups and downs of the NFL happen every week, both straight up and against the spread.  Who's in first?  Who's about to fade?  Jim Feist jumps into the NFL this week.... Read this article
College Football Bowls

2015-2016 College Football Bowl Analysis Part 1.  This Article is brought to you by Mike Volpe of Brand X Sports. 


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NBA Early Season Surprises
NBA teams don't always start out of the gate the way everyone expects, both straight up or against the Vegas number.  Here's a look at some early NBA season surprises. ... Read this article
Tracking Opponents

Here is one of my most valuable handicapping tools in the NFL.  Tracking a team's opponent the following game.  Check it out!

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The Year of the Quarterback
Do you think there have been enough NFL QBs this season? The rash of injuries to the most important player on the team has been maddening.... Read this article
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Thanksgiving is all about Turkey and football so let's look at a trend that may help you make money to pay for that Holiday meal.... Read this article
College Hoops
College Basketball has started and here are a few handicapping tips to make your self some money this year.... Read this article
NFL Routs, Revenge and Overinflated Lines
It was a wild week for underdogs in the NFL!  Revenge and parity are very much alive in football on the field and at the wagering window.... Read this article
Let’s take a look all the NFL teams playoffs heading into week 10
Midseason NFL  Contenders & Pretenders... Read this article
NFL Offensive Lines + Home/Road Disparity
The NFL is at the halfway point, a good time to assess home/road breakdowns, as well as an overlooked aspect of success or failure: Offensive line depth.... Read this article
Football Totals and Coaching Philosophies
Betting on NFL totals requires more than just examining stats, including how the coaching staffs like to game plan.... Read this article
Mid-Season Analysis: AFC Wild Card Contenders

This week Zack Cimini will discuss borderline playoff teams in both the AFC and NFC.  Which .500 level teams will fade in the second-half of the season and which teams will contend for a wild card position?

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NFL: November Situational Team Trends

If Halloween - or the first two months of the NFL season - failed to deliver more treats than tricks during October, it's time we turn the calendar to November for some delectable team trends.

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World Series Wagering Edges: Pitching and Defense

Kansas City and the NY Mets open up the World Series this week.  Is the edge with home field, the dog each game, or the total?  Jim Feist examines October baseball history for the crown, both straight up and against the Vegas number.


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Assessing Quarterback Hits ATS

Zack Cimini examines quarterback hits and how team's leading the way in this category are underachieving ATS. 

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Winning Football: "D" Comes Before "O"
The NFL is a league of quarterbacks, passing and record setting offenses....but don't overlook the importance of defense.... Read this article
The Value of NFL run Defense

It's an age of passing the football, but having big bodies up front on defense to stuff the run and get after the passer a huge NFL assets, both straight up and against the Vegas numbers.

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Are You Prepared ATS For Further QB Injuries?
Seven quarterbacks have missed time with injuries to start the 2015 season. Are you prepared to breakdown games ATS with future quarterback injuries likely to occur?... Read this article
Panthers Weak September Schedule Offers Further ATS Value

Opponents to start the season in Jacksonville, New Orleans, Houston, and Tampa Bay have raised concerns on the strength of the 2015 Carolina Panthers. Zack Cimini writes why the Panthers are undervalued ATS heading into October and beyond.


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NFL Cold Starts and September Surprises

The Bengals are 3-0! The Ravens 0-3! But it ain't over til it's over...and it's still only the opening month of the NFL season.

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NFL Futures: 0-2 Teams Offer Premium Value
As Rudy Tomjonavich stated in 1995, “never underestimate the heart of a champion”. Time and time again in sports teams that look down and out have turned the corner... Read this article
NFL: Slow the Praise on Cousins

NFL organizations in the past have made aggressive decisions at quarterback that have proved to be masterful. 

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September Football: Upset City!
Alabama goes down on Saturday...The Ravens fall to 0-2 Sunday....what gives? Don't be surprised, as September is often the time for dogs and upsets.... Read this article
Palmer’s Injury History Casts Glare On Home Record
Under Carson Palmer the Arizona Cardinals have went 10-2 at home at University of Phoenix stadium. Why have odds-makers overlooked the Cardinals home edge under Palmer?... Read this article
College Football Injuries and Depth Charts
College Football rolls into Week 3 and already depth charts and injuries are coming into play, a key handicapping element to examine to see how that might influence a team's performance, both straight up and against the Vegas numbers.... Read this article
Pro Football Stats: Read Between the Lines
The NFL starts this week. Handicapping football means delving deep into stats, but be careful as stats don't always tell the whole story.... Read this article
NFL Betting: Nab Julio Jones at 7-1
Zack Cimini breaks down this years crop of NFL wide receivers with value in regular season prop bets.... Read this article
49ers Offer High-Value on Reduced Total
With the NFL Regular season getting near, we dive into the 49er's opening and current line odds to see whether the offseason changes will affect the total number of wins.... Read this article
NCAAF regular season win article

Regular season wins are always more fun when you got a little action on them.

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The Best of the NFL

It's here! The NFL starts next week as the Steelers and Patriots duke it out. Let's take a peak at some of the best of the AFC and NFC for 2015.

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2015 College Football's Top 1-20
Last year at this time Jim Feist had the eventual Final Four in college football's bowl matchup in his August preview. It's time for a new season and here's is Jim's Top 20 for 2015... Read this article
NFL FOOTBALL; The Breakdown of Exhibition Play

Guys, as we are just hours away from the second full week of NFL pre-season play, there is a lot to take in. 


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Feist 2015 College Football's Top 21-40

College football is approaching! A year ago I nailed the eventual College Final 4 in my August predictions and here we go again, starting with my Top 21-40 college football teams for 2015.


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Top Three NFL “Team Over/Under” Picks for 2015

I have three strong opinions involving the NFL Regular Season Win totals that have been posted here in Las Vegas this summer. I’m very confident I’ll hit at least two of the three…and I’m expecting a clean sweep! Here are those three selections with the main reasons for each pick.

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NFL Preseason Pointers and Changes
The Vikings topped the Steelers in the Hall of Fame Game, 14-3, and now it's on to a full weekend of NFL action. Here are some previews of the games with offseason moves and wagering tips.... Read this article
NFL Betting Preview: NFC Preview

With NFL training camps now open and week 1 right around the corner, Jon Price breaks down the NFC looking for potential sleepers in 2015. 

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NFL Preseason Betting Tips
The NFL preseason kicks off this weekend as the Vikings and Steelers battle. jim Feist examines some preseason Las Vegas wagering strategies.... Read this article
NFL Betting Preview: AFC Preview
With NFL training camps now open and week 1 right around the corner, Jon Price breaks down the AFC looking for potential sleepers in 2015.... Read this article
A Toast to New NFL Coaches!
NFL training camps are open! That means new players and coaches will be trying to impress their new teams and fans. Here's a look at some new NFL coaches.... Read this article
College Football Teams with Something to Prove
College football is approaching! Betting lines are already out in Las Vegas, so here's a look at some teams with a chip on their shoulder.... Read this article
New Coaches Hope to Upgrade College Football Programs in 2015
Football is approaching! Jim Feist looks at some college football coaching changes for 2015 that will change how some programs look and help you with your handicapping heading into the season.... Read this article
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