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Archive for September 2017

Americans in Favor of Legalizing Sports Betting

September 30, 2017

In the U.S., sports betting has been banned in all but four states dating back to 1992, but a just published poll shows that a majority of adults in the country support changing the law. University of Massachusetts at Lowell conducted a recent study with The Washington Post that found 55% of adults in the […]

How do 80-Point or Higher Totals Play Out in College Football

September 29, 2017

This week marks the first time this season that a college football game has seen a point total higher than 80. Odds makers have the Big 12 showdown between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and Texas Tech Red Raiders sitting on 85. The total opened at 80.5 and if it remains at 85 at kickoff, it […]

Do the Kansas City Chiefs Have Good Value for Super Bowl LII?

September 28, 2017

For many football pundits, the Kansas City Chiefs were going to take a step back during the 2017 NFL season and assumed that veteran quarterback Alex Smith would be handing over the torch to rookie Patrick Mahomes during the course of the regular season. After three weeks of the regular season, Kansas City is one […]

Alabama Remains atop Futures Board, Barkley Leads Heisman Chase

September 27, 2017

Odd makers have not changed what team they believe will win the college football national championship, but they have changed their minds on who they believe will win this year’s coveted Heisman Trophy. After the first four weeks of the college football season, the preseason pick for the national champion remains at the top with […]

Must Bet Games for NFL Week 4

September 26, 2017

We are 3 weeks into the 2017 NFL season, and we can all agree that it has been a bit of a strange one so far. The teams perceived to be favorites to win the Super Bowl this season are not exactly showing their best stuff through the opening 3 weeks, and the parity in […]

Dogs Give Books Big Win in NFL Week 3

September 26, 2017

Week 3 of the NFL was dominated by sportsbooks from early on Sunday when the Jacksonville Jaguars (+3) rolled over the Baltimore Ravens in London 44-7 that set the stage for the “Day of the Dogs.” In early games, the dogs went crazy with 9 covers in 10 games and winning seven of the outright. […]

Sharp Bettor vs. Recreational Bettor

September 25, 2017

If you have been around the sports betting world for any length of time you probably have heard the term “sharp”. This term is short for “sharp bettor”. You probably have thought “what makes him a sharp?”.  Really the term is used differently by different people. Here are the varying definitions of a sharp bettor: […]

College Footabll Week 4 Betting Results

September 25, 2017

Week 4 of the college football regular season is in the record books. During Week 4, the favorites were 44-14 straight up and 25-33 against the spread. The home team was 29-29 SU and 22-36 ATS. The Over/Under finished the week at 26-32. The three biggest underdogs to win outright were Virginia +13.5 over Boise […]

Raiders and Steelers Playing “Look Ahead” Games Sunday

September 24, 2017

Over the last decade, NFL teams that are playing a non-conference game the week prior to a divisional game on the road are 27-54 straight up and 34-36-1 against the spread in the non-conference games. If you have been around sports betting for any length of time chances are you have heard of “look ahead […]

Patriots’ Bill Belichick Impressive Against Rookie QBs

September 23, 2017

When the term football genius is used, Bill Belichick the head coach of the New England Patriots comes to mind. This weekend the Patriots will play the Houston Texans and the New England head coach loves to face rookie quarterbacks. His next victim could be Houston’s Deshaun Watson on Sunday. Since Belichick took the reins […]