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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
Cardinals, Royals on Track for World Series Rematch 30 Years Later?
The St. Louis Cardinals may have baseball's best record, but the Kansas City Royals are favored to win the World Series. Could they be on a collision course to meet for the first time since 1985?... Read this article
Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks Face Tough Offseason Challenges
The Chicago Blackhawks have won the Stanley Cup three of the past six years, but this offseason will be very difficult for them as they try to get under the salary cap and stay competitive.... Read this article
Are the Cavaliers the Team to Beat in the NBA Next Season?
A healthy Cleveland Cavaliers team may be able to win their first NBA title in 2016, but the Western Conference is again filled with top contenders, including the improved San Antonio Spurs.... Read this article
Pirates Hope to Earn Series Win Against Cardinals on Sunday Night
The Pittsburgh Pirates have the second-most wins in MLB, but they are chasing the team with the most in the St. Louis Cardinals. They complete a key NL Central series on Sunday Night Baseball.... Read this article
Second-Half Surge or Sell-Off for MLB Teams After All-Star Break?
Baseball has reached the halfway point of the 2015 season. Late July also means the trading deadline is coming soon, so who might be ready for a second-half surge or sell-off?... Read this article
McGregor Meets Mendes for Interim Featherweight Title at UFC 189
A rib injury forced featherweight champ Jose Aldo out of his highly-anticipated title fight against Conor McGregor. But are bettors sleeping on Chad Mendes as an underdog at UFC 189?... Read this article
Hot Cubs Hope Home Cooking Can Help Them Beat Cardinals
The Chicago Cubs are 22-16 at Wrigley Field this season and will try to win for the sixth time in seven games when they host the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a four-game series Monday.... Read this article
Nationals Attempt Sweep Giants in Sunday Night Baseball Matchup
The Washington Nationals have been playing some of their best baseball of the season lately and will try to complete a three-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants on Sunday Night Baseball.... Read this article
Orioles Look to Extend Winning Streak to Five Against Rangers
For the second straight day, a divison-leading MLB team will be trying to extend a winning streak on ESPN. The St. Louis Cardinals did it on Sunday, so will the Baltimore Orioles follow suit?... Read this article
Cubs Hope to Halt Hot Cardinals in Sunday Night Baseball Matchup
The Chicago Cubs looked like the darlings of baseball early on, but they have lost four straight games and will try to hand the St. Louis Cardinals their first loss in six games Sunday night.... Read this article
Golden Nugget Releases 2015 College Football Games of the Year
The Golden Nugget sportsbook in Las Vegas was the first to unveil college football odds on more than 150 Games of the Year, and bettors are fading SEC teams in early wagering action.... Read this article
MLB Betting: Give Me Some Relief!
Baseball is not about starters, although that's where oddsmakers begin their betting lines. Bullpen depth continues to be  a huge factor in winning baseball... Read this article
Spieth Takes Second Straight Major With Johnson Falling Short Again
Jordan Spieth has officially taken over the title of golf's best young talent from Rory McIlroy after his second consecutive Major victory this year. But did Dustin Johnson make it easy for him?... Read this article
Giants Looking for Sweep of Dodgers on Sunday Night Baseball
The San Francisco Giants have won the last five meetings with the Los Angeles Dodgers and nine of 11 this season. They can also take over first place in the NL West with another win Sunday.... Read this article
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