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Archive for December 2015

A Quick Look at NFL Week 17

December 31, 2015

Week 17 ends the regular season in the NFL and a host of teams are battling for top seed in their conference, champions of their divisions and qualifying for the postseason. Here are a few trends to consider before making your bets for Sunday’s games. The team playing at home has covered in seven consecutive […]

New England and Arizona Co-Favorites to Win Super Bowl 50

December 30, 2015

Super Bowl 50 is now just over a month away. The biggest game of the year for the NFL will be held on February 7 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Odds makers continue adjusting their futures for the big game leading up to its kickoff. Last week, odds makers gave a great deal […]

Playoff Bound NFL Teams Not Expected to Fare Well

December 29, 2015

As the NFL regular season winds down to the final week there is more and more separation between those who are contenders and those who are not when it comes to betting and the books. However, in Week 16 that did not stop five of the playoff favorites from being beaten outright and against the […]

Public Hit Hard When Panthers, Patriots and Steelers Fail to Cover

December 28, 2015

Week 16 in the NFL had a number of huge wins for bookmakers as teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers not only did not cover as favorites, but each lost outright. The three teams are three of the most popular when it comes to the public bettors supporting them. Carolina […]

NBA Betting Trends for Christmas Day Lineup

December 24, 2015

On Christmas Day, the NBA will have its normal five games schedule including an NBA Finals rematch when the Cleveland Cavaliers visit the reigning champion Golden State Warriors. Betting trends come in handle for these big games where teams are so equally talented and play so well against one another. Christmas basketball tips off with […]

Public Bettor Wins Big in NFL Week 15

December 23, 2015

Week 15 of the NFL regular season was won by the public at the betting window following 9 straight weeks that sportsbooks bested the public. The weekend was a huge windfall for the public giving bettors an early Christmas present. One online sportsbook called Sunday the worst day of this season as parlays ended hitting […]

NCAA Men’s Basketball Rule Changes Made to Increase Scoring

December 23, 2015

As college football continues its bowl season, the NFL winds its way to its postseason and the NBA continues its 82-game road show, college basketball will soon start its conference schedule. During the summer, while most bettors were out enjoying the sun, NCAA basketball officials made a few rule changes that could change the outcomes […]

NFL Deal on Streaming Data Blurs Sports Gambling Policies

December 21, 2015

The National Football League last winter started to line up businesses to distribute one of sports’ hottest commodities – live data from games. Once containing just basic statistics, the data now has everything from the acceleration of each running back due to a computer chip in his equipment to the slice on the flight of […]

Look Out For a Pair of Small Conference Teams in the Bowls

December 18, 2015

Some of the best value for betting on college football is found in the small mid-major conference. Here is a pair of teams to watch out for as they will give their bigger opposition a tough time in their bowl games. Peach Bowl – Florida State (-7) vs. Houston The Houston Cougars have had a […]

Lawmakers in California Consider Future of Daily Fantasy Sports

December 18, 2015

This week, the proponents of Daily Fantasy Sports were busy giving their pitch to a panel of lawmakers in California for minimal regulation in this hugely popular fast growing industry. The Daily Fantasy Sports industry is arguing that the matchups it makes online for sporting events are an outlet for sporting fans that are based […]