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Analyzing the NFL Draft, Part 3 by Jim Feist
05/17/2018

Analyzing the NFL Draft, Part 3 by Jim Feist

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Monmouth Park Could Take Sports Bets in Two Weeks
05/15/2018

You may well be able to place a sports bet at New Jersey's Monmouth Park before the final leg of the Triple Crown. Yes, you read that right. The racetrack, one of the most well-known and vocal in New Jersey, hasn't just been sitting around waiting for the Supreme Court to deem the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act illegal. No, Monmouth Park has been banking on New Jersey sports betting really happening.

 

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Analyzing the NFL Draft, Part 2 by Jim Feist
05/11/2018

This week I take a look at part 2 of the NFL draft and my second set of teams.

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2018 NFL Win Totals And Strength Of Schedule
05/10/2018

By conventional measure, weighing an NFL team's strength of schedule is simple and straightforward.

The common approach is to collectively add-up each opponent's win-loss record from the previous season to help determine each opponent's potential win probability for the coming campaign.

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Analyzing the NFL Draft
05/03/2018

I will be taking a look at a few teams each week and how they drafted this year and also a few other changes the team may have made in the offseason.  

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NBA Playoffs Round Two Betting Edges
04/30/2018

With the top seeds having flexed their muscle in the opening round of the NBA playoffs, it's one to Round Two where a series upset or two is always in the realm of possibility.

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May Good Month/Bad Month Pitchers
04/30/2018

The call to the post in the month of May signals the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes.  For baseball purists, May is simply the 2nd full month of the season as we head toward the sweltering days of summer.  And for die-hard baseball fans that enjoy handicapping America's pastime, it also signals the arrival of our annual May Good Month/Bad Month pitchers report.

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Betting the NBA Playoffs by Jim Feist
04/13/2018

The NBA playoffs are here and I have been asked if betting the playoffs is the same as betting the regular season.  My answer is a simple one, NO!   The playoffs are very different from what you've seen in the regular season. In the regular season many of the coaches and players pace themselves so that they avoid injuries and fatigue with the sheer intention of being ready for the playoffs which are much more important to them. Based on current odds the Golden State Warriors are the favorite to win the championship with Houston the second choice. Because of this pacing and not putting full effort into each game, it's more difficult to measure the quality of each team based on regular-season play.

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NBA Playoff Opening Round Betting Strategies
04/12/2018

With help from our trusted well-oiled database, let’s examine four key time-tested proven theories that have lined our pockets during the opening round of playoffs since 1991.  Here’s what the machine has to say as we head into the 2018 postseason.

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Baseball Betting Basics
04/06/2018

Baseball is here and I will give you tips on making money in baseball.  There are many ways to bet baseball, unlike years ago when you were limited to either the home or road team and maybe the total. Today, there are a variety of wagers you can make in games.

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April Good/Bad Month Pitchers By Marc Lawrence
04/01/2018

Major League Baseball trades places with as zany a March Madness as we have ever witnessed, ushering in America's favorite pastime as the sports flavor of the month in April. Let's open the season with one of our favorite handicapping angles – good month pitchers.

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Quarterbacks and the NFL Draft - by Jim Feist
03/29/2018
The NFL draft is just around the corner and today in part one of my draft series I will examine the top picks at the quarterback position and which teams will be looking to fill that all important position.... Read this article
SWEET 16 RETURNEES: Swimming With The Sharks
03/21/2018

With the 2018 NCAA Tournament entering the SWEET 16 round, let’s take a different perspective in analyzing the teams that have arrived. This one pertains specifically to teams that are returning to the SWEET 16 for the 2nd straight year. Do these experienced teams perform with aplomb, or do they bomb? It all depends on the situation. Let’s take a peek.

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Big Dog Upsets in the NCAA Tournament,
03/17/2018
The NCAA tournament moves past the first round and I'll now take a look at any upsets that may have occurred. I don't really agree that these games are really upsets... Read this article
Missouri Pursuing Multiple Avenues to Legalize Sports Betting
03/13/2018

Though multiple bills to legalize sports betting in Missouri have stalled in committee, the state legislature did make a sliver of headway on the issue last week. Rather than pushing forward sports betting-specific bills, legislators met to discuss inserting new sports betting language into SB 767, a video gaming bill.

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Missouri Pursues Legalization of Sports Betting
03/13/2018

Though multiple bills to legalize sports betting in Missouri have stalled in committee, the state legislature did make a sliver of headway on the issue last week. Rather than pushing forward sports betting-specific bills, legislators met to discuss inserting new sports betting language into SB 767, a video gaming bill.... Read this article
NCAA Teams to Watch
03/12/2018

The NCAA tournament  getting underway with the big prize going to the last team standing on April 2nd in San Antonio, Texas.  I am going to go over those teams I believe could have a great chance or be that Cinderella team this year with a chance to win it all in the NCAA tournament.

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The Madness that is March by Jim Feist
03/03/2018
The craziness of March has already begun as the conference tournaments started this week.  Already we've seen the underdogs show up and have a lot of bite to go along with their bark.... Read this article
Baseball Total Wins by Jim Feist
02/23/2018

As spring arrives that means that the baseball season isn’t far off. The men of summer will start their preseason soon and that means it’s time to take a look at betting opportunities in total wins for the season. Today I’ll take a look at some of those plays and which totals I will be betting.

 

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Trending... NBA Teams At The All-Star Break
02/20/2018

You'll never guess which team in the NBA is 10-0 ATS when coming off consecutive wins this season. With that and with the NBA taking a timeout 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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NFL Team Rankings for 2018 (part 2) by Jim Feist
02/14/2018

This week we’ll take a look at my next eight teams in order in the NFL for their 2018 rankings.

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NFL Team Rankings for 2018 (part 1) by Jim Feist
02/09/2018
With the NFL season over, every team can consider itself a contender again.  We know that will sound good, but it’s not true for most. More than half the league will be thinking this will be the season where we can rise from the ashes and become the next world champs, just like the Eagles.... Read this article
Super Bowl 52 Preview by Jim Feist
01/24/2018

Love or hate them, it’s an amazing accomplishment with 32 NFL teams that the New England Patriots have been in the Super Bowl 10 times now. In addition, it’s been eight times with the same Owner, Coach and quarterback. This has been a magic carpet ride for Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, Robert Kraft and the fans in the Northeast.

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Super Bowl MVP QB Curse
01/23/2018

When the Denver Broncos upended the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, it might not have been all that surprising to history lovers...

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NFL Line Watch Super Bowl
01/22/2018

Each week during the NFL season AAA Sports looks at one spread to be early on in the week, one to bet later and a total to watch. It's the final game of the year though, so here's their final Line Watch of the 2017/18 season.

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Coaching changes in the NFL
01/19/2018
Continuing last week’s coaching changes in the NFL, let's go game by game, team by team.... Read this article
NFL Line Watch Conference Championships
01/15/2018

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.

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POISON IVY
01/13/2018
With the college basketball season now in full conference swing, let's examine a handicapping theory that yields a much better return...... Read this article
NFL Coaching Changes for 2018
01/10/2018
The game of coaching musical chairs is not over yet and won’t be until the Super Bowl is over. Not only are the Head Coaching jobs being filled with new bodies but the all-important Offensive and Defensive Coordinators jobs are being filled with old and new players.

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NFL Line Watch Divisional Round
01/09/2018
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
Can the Philadelphia Eagles Advance
01/04/2018
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NFL Line Watch Wild Card Weekend
01/01/2018

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.

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State of the NFL Quarterback for 2018
12/20/2017

State of the NFL Quarterback for 2018

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NFL Line Watch Week 16
12/18/2017

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.

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Losing Your Leader and Moving Forward in the NFL
12/13/2017
As we head down the final weeks of the NFL regular season we see a few teams that will be forced to move on without the leader on their offense or defense.... Read this article
NFL Line Watch Week 15
12/12/2017

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.

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Inside The Stats... Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics
12/07/2017
Stats don’t lie.  People who interpret them do.... Read this article
Final Four of the College Championship
12/06/2017
The Final Four of the College Championship is set and we get to see a rematch of the two teams from last year's final game.... Read this article
NFL Line Watch Week 14
12/05/2017

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.

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Betting NFL Football Trends to Watch in December
12/01/2017
Good: Though Seattle has slipped a little bit at home this season when it gets to December, this is when they rev it up and they are 37-18 ATS, In weeks, 13, 15 and 17, they will be home and will take on Philadelphia, the L.A. Rams and Arizona.... Read this article
NFL, a Season of Haves and Have Nots
11/28/2017
NFL, a Season of Haves and Have Nots... Read this article
NFL Line Watch Week 13
11/27/2017

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.

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Sports, sports and more sports
11/21/2017
This is a time of year when you are happy to be involved with sports, not only as a fan but as a participant by wagering on games.... Read this article
NFL Line Watch Week 12
11/20/2017
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
Inside The Stats... Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics
11/16/2017
Stats don’t lie. People who interpret them do.

Let’s take a look at how teams are performing this season "Inside The Stats".... Read this article
NFL Line Watch Week 11
11/13/2017
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 ou... Read this article
Inside The Stats... Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics
11/08/2017
Stats don't lie. People who interupt them do.... Read this article
NFL Line Watch Week 10
11/06/2017

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.

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Betting NFL Football - Trends to Watch - November
11/03/2017

Courtesy of the 2017 PLAYBOOK Football Preview Guide magazine and the well-oiled machine (aka our sports database), here are the best and worst situational roles for NFL teams during the month of November.

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NFL Line Watch Week 9
10/31/2017
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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