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Betting on unbeaten NFL teams

Strength of schedule and digging deeper on unbeaten NFL teams will separate the real top teams from the wannabe's, helping one to increase their bankrolls.

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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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Football Futures Betting Tips
With the NFL preseason underway, and the college football season set to kick off this coming week, it's still not too late for handicappers to lock in their futures bets.... Read this article
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
Getting Injured Players Back Can Be as Important as a Trade
The MLB trade deadline is coming soon, but there are other ways teams can improve as summer heats up. Learn more with valuable baseball betting tips from Don Best handicapper Jim Feist.... Read this article
Cavs Look to Extend NBA Finals as Home Underdogs in Game 6
The Golden State Warriors are favored to win their first NBA championship since 1975 with a road win in Game 6 on Tuesday while the Cleveland Cavaliers hope to force a Game 7 in Oakland.... Read this article
Blackhawks Favored to Win 2015 Stanley Cup at Home on Monday
The Chicago Blackhawks hope to accomplish something they have not done since 1938 - win the Stanley Cup at home. But can the Tampa Bay Lightning pull off the upset and force a Game 7?... Read this article
Velasquez, Werdum Look to Unify Heavyweight Title at UFC 188
Heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez will return to the Octagon on Saturday night in Mexico City for the first time in nearly two years when he meets interim title holder Fabricio Werdum at UFC 188.... Read this article
Can LeBron James Lead Cavaliers to Another NBA Finals Victory?
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James has played like the MVP of the NBA Finals so far, but can he give his team the series lead with another victory against the Golden State Warriors in Game 3?... Read this article
NBA Finals: Warriors/Cavs Showdown
The NBA Finals shifts to the middle of the country this week as the Cavaliers host Games 3 and 4. Jim Feist examines history and team defense.... Read this article
Blackhawks Look to Regain Edge in Stanley Cup Final at Home
The Tampa Bay Lightning edged the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday to even the Stanley Cup Final at 1-1. Now the Blackhawks hope to use home ice as an advantage in Game 3 on Monday.... Read this article
Lightning Face Must-Win Against Blackhawks in Stanley Cup Final?
The Tampa Bay Lightning lost the series opener of the Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks but have made a habit of bouncing back. Will Tampa rebound in Game 2 Saturday?... Read this article
Cleveland's NBA Title Odds Take Big Hit With Kyrie Irving Out
The Cleveland Cavaliers lost Game 1 of the NBA Finals and more when point guard Kyrie Irving suffered a fractured kneecap. The loss of Irving makes the Golden State Warriors bigger favorites.... Read this article
Cavs/Warriors: 2015 NBA Finals Fever!
LeBron James is in the NBA Finals for the fifth straight year, while the Warriors are the talented new kids on the block. Who has the edge? Jim Feist examines, both straight up and against the spread.... Read this article
Preseason Favorite Cavs Underdogs Against Warriors in NBA Finals
The Cleveland Cavaliers entered the 2014-15 regular season as the favorites to win their first championship, but the Golden State Warriors will find them as underdogs in the NBA Finals.... Read this article
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