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2017 Big 12 Conference Football Betting Preview
06/26/2017

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At long last the Big 12 will have a conference championship game this season.  The Big 12 title game will be December 2 at AT&T Stadium (Jerry's World) in Arlington, Texas, a move that should increase the chances for a playoff team.

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Baseball Injuries, Soft Lines and Biting Dogs!
06/20/2017
Jim Feist in Las Vegas offers insight into wagering on baseball, a daily endeavor requiring patience, stats and a keen eye on odds.... Read this article
2017 Big Ten Conference Football Betting Preview
06/19/2017

We're Back

The 2017 campaign will feature 33 All-Big Ten players (seven first-team, 12 second-team, 14 third-team) and 46 honorable mention selections from last season.

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MLB Betting: Give Me Some Relief!
06/13/2017
Baseball teams need balance to win, especially when games are tight in the 7, 8 and 9th innings.  Jim Feist examines why on the diamond the pen is mightier than the sword.... Read this article
2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Football Betting Preview
06/10/2017
The Atlantic Coast Conference is the only conference in the nation to have two football national champions in the past four years. Marc Lawrence gives you his insight.... Read this article
Baseball Pitchers: A Different Breed
06/06/2017
Baseball wagering takes patience, a keen eye and a complete understanding of all the nuances. Jim Feist examines a key aspect: the ups and downs of pitchers.... Read this article
2017 American Athletic Conference Football Betting Preview
06/05/2017

Entering its fourth year of existence, the American Athletic Conference remains the top Group of 5 League heading into the 2017 football season. 

 

 

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June Good Month Bad Month Pitchers
05/31/2017
For Major League Baseball pitchers hurling during the month of June, showers are hopefully not in their immediate plans.  Instead, MLB starting pitchers hope to stay in the game long enough to avoid having to clean up early. 
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NBA Finals Fever: Bring on the Stars!
05/30/2017
Let the show begin!  For the third straight LeBron and the Cavs battle Golden State in the NBA Finals.  Jim Feist breaks down who has the edges, both straight up and against the Vegas lines.... Read this article
Baseball Bettors Don't Chew Big Chalk
05/24/2017
Baseball betting offers great wagering opportunities daily. But you need to practice smart money management techniques.  Jim Feist in Las Vegas provides baseball insight.... Read this article
NBA Playoffs: Beware of the Blowout
05/17/2017
Fans might expect all close NBA games this time of the season, but that's not always the case.  There are different reasons why, and Jim Feist explains why bettors shouldn't read too much into one performance.... Read this article
Game 7 Wizards/Celtics
05/14/2017

If you plan on watching Game 7 between the Wizards and the Celtics, make sure to check out what AAA Sports has to say about it first!

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NBA Playoffs: Keep Up on Adjustments
05/09/2017
Matchups aren't the only thing that effects the Vegas NBA lines come playoff time along with final scores.  Changes and adjustments play a huge role.... Read this article
Baseball Hot and Cold Starts
05/02/2017
Start printing your World Series tickets now?....of course not.  Some baseball teams got off to a hot start, but it's a marathon, not a sprint.... Read this article
May Good Month/Bad Month Pitchers
04/30/2017

For horse racing fans the month of May is all about the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. For baseball purists, May is simply the 2nd month of the season as we head toward summer.

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One Month Into The 2017 MLB Season
04/29/2017

One month into the baseball season, and a quick check of the division leaders and their chances of holding up throughout the season and getting to the playoffs.

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PLAYBOOK 2017 NFL Mock Draft
04/26/2017

Now that the draft combine and private player workouts have concluded, it's on to the 2017 NFL Draft....

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Defense and Totals in the NBA Playoffs
04/25/2017
This NBA postseason is featuring some explosive offensive players and some strong defensive teams. Who has the edge? Jim Feist explains the only edge that matters -- against the Vegas number.... Read this article
2017 NFL Draft Odds… You’re On The Clock
04/24/2017

The NFL Draft has tuned into a spectacle, and with it ESPN will be in Philadelphia for the 2017 event broadcasting live three consecutive days of the event. 

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NBA Playoffs: The Best of the West
04/18/2017
The NBA playoffs roll on!  Jim Feist looks at the Best of the West, a conference that has won 12 of the last 18 NBA titles.... Read this article
NBA Zig Zag Theory
04/17/2017

In NBA handicapping circles, Zig Zags are trendy applications that have been profitable moneymakers during the playoffs.  The premise is simple: 'Play On' a team off a playoff loss in its very next game. 

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NBA Playoff Opening Round Betting Strategies
04/13/2017
With help from our trusted well-oiled database, let’s examine a handful of time-tested proven theories that have lined our pockets during the opening round of playoffs since 1991.  Here is what the machine has to say.... Read this article
NBA Stretch Run: The Best of the East
04/12/2017
Let the NBA playoffs begin!  Jim Feist takes a look at the top teams in the East trying to dethrone the Cavaliers."... Read this article
The 2017 New York Yankees
04/09/2017

Here's a WAY TOO EARLY prediction for the 2017 New York Yankees after the first two weeks.  The future is for other teams...

 

 

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NBA Notes: Packing it In Down the Stretch
04/04/2017
It's the final stretch run for the NBA season. Who wants to play is just as important as who is playing when it comes to the Vegas line.... Read this article
Every Team Reviewed With World Series Odds!
04/01/2017

On the eve of the 2017 MLB season, AAA Sports quickly reviews every team and looks at their current odds to win the World Series.


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April Good Month Pitchers
03/31/2017

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.

Listed below are hurlers that have enjoyed a two-to-one or better success ratio in team starts the last three seasons during the month of April. On the flip side, we've also listed pitchers that struggle in April team starts, winning 33% percent or less of their efforts.


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April Good Month Pitchers
03/31/2017

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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2017 NCAA Final Four Fast Facts
03/31/2017

Listed below are the Steam Alert Fast Facts from the 2017 Playbook Sweet 16 Guide.  

Enjoy them, and may the best teams win.

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The Final Four!
03/29/2017

It is a great week for sports fans with the start of baseball, the NBA stretch run, the Final Four and the culmination of the college basketball season next Monday in Phoenix for the national championship. It's clear that it's not the teams the start the season hot, but the ones that get hot when it really matters -- March and April!

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2016 Playoff Teams On The Slide
03/25/2017

Last week we looked at three teams - Pirates, Rockies and Mariners - which are good bets to sneak into the playoffs this season. Basic math tells us that three playoff teams from last year will have to be bumped, so this week we look at a trio of 2016 post-season teams which could be on the outside looking in come October.


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The Value of Senior Leadership
03/21/2017
A big weekend of Big Dance action. Jim Feist examines the edges experienced teams can have over lineups loaded with freshmen and sophomores.... Read this article
NCAA Sweet 16 Returnees: Swimming With The Sharks
03/21/2017

With the 2017 NCAA Tournament entering the SWEET 16 round, let's take a different perspective in analyzing the teams that have arrived.

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Potential Playoff Teams That Missed In 2016
03/19/2017

This week's MLB article focuses on three teams which missed the playoffs last year, but have all the pieces in place to get things turned around in 2017.  Next week AAA will look at a few clubs which made the postseason last year, but looked primed for a letdown in 2017.

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Tourney Wagering Tips: Goliaths and Guard Play
03/16/2017
Tourney time! Exciting play, and exciting wagering opportunities in Vegas. Jim Feist provides insight on college basketball betting tips.... Read this article
Tourney Wagering Tips: Goliaths and Guard Play 2
03/16/2017
Tourney time! Exciting play, and exciting wagering opportunities in Vegas. Jim Feist provides insight on college basketball betting tips.... Read this article
What Happened to the Royals?
03/12/2017

Whatever happened to the Kansas City Royals? After winning the championship in 2015, the team would fall to 81-81 last year. What does 2017 hold for Kansas City? AAA Sports breaks the Royals WIDE OPEN in this week's MLB article.


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Big 12 Title Contenders
03/07/2017
Tourney time is here! The Big 12 has several tournament title team aspirations....and beyond.  Here's a look at the Best of the Big 12.... Read this article
Cutting Down The Nets: College Conference Championship Games
03/05/2017

It's Championship Week and with it the reward of a ticket to the Big Dance to all the teams who will be cutting down the nets immediately after their conference tournament championship game. 

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Cutting Down the Nets: College Conference Championship Games
03/05/2017

It's Championship Week and with it the reward of a ticket to the Big Dance to all the teams who will be cutting down the nets immediately after their conference tournament championship game. 

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Early Home Run Leader Odds For 2017
03/05/2017

Fan of the long ball?  AAA Sports posted better than +$17,000 units in the 2016 MLB season and they'll be looking to even better that mark this season.  In this week's MLB article, AAA Sports takes an early look at the odds to win the regular season home run race.

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College Hoops: Best Pac 12 Teams
02/28/2017
Can the Pac 12 send two teams to the Final Four? Jim Feist examines the best of the Pac 12 with tourney play approaching.... Read this article
2017 Chicago Cubs: The Return Of The Curse?
02/26/2017

Second verse, same as the first?  Or a return of The Curse?  In the 21st century World Series champs have all been one-and-done.  Not one team has been able to win twice in succession since a three-year run by the Yankees starting in 1998.

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College Hoops: Best of the SEC
02/21/2017
Tournament madness is just around the corner! Does anyone in the SEC have a chance to go deep into March?... Read this article
TRENDING… NBA TEAMS AT THE BREAK
02/20/2017

You'll never guess which team in the NBA is 0-7 SUATS away without rest this season.  With that and with the NBA taking a time out for the All-Star break, there is no better time than the present to examine the condition of each team in the league at this stage of the season.

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College Hoops: Best Big 10 Teams
02/14/2017
The Big 10 tournament is on the horizon! Jim Feist takes a look at the best players and teams in this powerhouse conference.... Read this article
College Hoops: Best the ACC
02/08/2017
With the Super Bowl in the rear view mirror, college basketball wagering takes center court. Jim Feist looks at the best of the ACC.... Read this article
Super Sunday!
02/02/2017
It's the most exciting week in Las Vegas -- Super Bowl week! Jim Feist examines what the Falcons and Patriots will try and do.... Read this article
Super Bowl Countdown!
01/26/2017
It's official: The new kids on the block, the Atlanta Falcons, battle the Patriots, in a Super Bowl for the seventh time since 2002. Jim Feist begins the Countdown!... Read this article
NFL Line Watch Super Bowl 51
01/24/2017
Each week during the pro football season, AAA Sports looks at the NFL odds and tells you which spread to bet now, which one to bet later, and which total to watch as the week plays out.... Read this article
 
 
 
 
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