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Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Jan 22, 2018
Islanders vs Coyotes
Islanders
-102 at betonline
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The Coyotes own the leagues worst record but NHL parity reared its ugly head this past weekend when they notched a surprising win vs , the St. Louis, by a  5-2  count  .   Previous to that aforementioned victory the Coyotes lost six games and seven of their previous nine and once again look like fade material vs a streaky and explosive NY Islanders team chalk loaded full of young talent. Meanwhile, the Isles beat the Blackhawks in Chicago by a 7-3 count last time out in what looked like a old fashioned 70's style end to end shoot out. The Islanders have looked particularly stronger on the road, away from the bad ice of Barclays, and have now won three straight while posing 19 goals.  With that said, despite of Arizona getting a win last time out, they are still  only 5-14-3 on home ice and once again look like fade material vs a team that you have to outscore to beat, which is a hard thing for Arizona as they average just 2.3 gpg at home while allowing , 3.5 goals per game.

Play on the NY Islanders to win on the moneyline

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Jan 22, 2018
Wolves vs Clippers
Clippers
-2 -108 at 5Dimes
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The Timberwolves were riding a  five-game win streak in early January, but have suddenly begun to struggle losing to Orlando and Houston in back to back affairs, before coming up with a big victory vs the Raptors on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Clippers, ended a  six-game winning run  on the weekend with a loss to the Jazz. The Clippers have also  won four consecutive home games and 12 of their past 16 contests overall  and  from a matchup standpoint here on their own home floor deserve to be favorites and are my choice tonight as short chalk. Note: LA also has revenge on board for a loss here to the Wolves back in December, and will primed for payback.

Note: Wolves Jimmy butler is less than 100% for this tilt with a knee injury and may miss this tilt.

NBA Road teams where the line is +3 to -3 (MINNESOTA) - hot team - having covered 6 or 7 of their last 8 against the spread, with a winning record on the season are 31-69 ATS L/5 seasons for a go against 69% conversion rate for bettors.

NBA Underdogs vs the money line (MINNESOTA) - in a game involving 2 up-tempo teams (82 or more  shots/game), after a game - attempting 20+ more free throws than opponent are 9-52 SU L/ 5 seasons and a perfect 0-7 SU this season for a go against conversion rate of 85% for bettors.

Play on the Clippers to cover

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Jan 22, 2018
Heat vs Rockets
Heat
+10 -110 at BMaker
Won
$100
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The explosive Rockets take on the feisty Miami Heat on Monday night at Toyota Center  after exerting a lot of energy in back to back wins vs  the  Minnesota Timberwolves and Warriors at home . Now in an emotional let down spot I expect the Rockets may find themselves in a bit of a letdown spot vs a physical side  and susceptible to being upset but more importantly failing in their quest to cover.

HOUSTON is 5-17 ATS  L/22  in home games in non-conference games and is 6-17 ATS  off an upset win as an underdog, which happened vs the Warriors last time out.

MIAMI is 13-4 ATS  L/17 as a road underdog of 6.5 to 12 points .

MIAMI is 15-4 ATS  L/19 versus good shooting teams - making 46% or more  of their shots - 2nd half of the season dating back to last season.MIAMI is 31-13 ATS  versus teams who attempt 18 or more 3 point shots/game - 2nd half of the season dating back to last season.

NBA Underdogs of 10 or more points (MIAMI) - after one or more consecutive overs, a good offensive team (98-102 PPG) against a horrible defensive team (>=102 PPG) are 28-6 ATS L/5 seasons for a 83% conversion rate for bettors.

NBA team (HOUSTON) - after going under the total by more than 6 points in three consecutive games, good team, winning 60-75% or more of their games on the season are 35-74 ATS L/5 seasons for go against conversion rate of 67% for bettors.

Play on Miami to cover

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Jan 22, 2018
Blazers vs Nuggets
Nuggets
-3 -107 at 5Dimes
Tie
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The Denver Nuggets were focused this season in the first meeting,  between these teams  in Portland on Dec 22. walking away with a solid 102-85 win in a game where they looked like they matched up well vs their opponents. After ugly losses to Atlanta and Phoenix at home lately, HC Malone is on the hot seat, and needs a win here to keep the proverbial wolves at bay. I'm betting he will pull out all the stops here to get his reeling team back in gear here in what is important game for the Nuggets in a few different ways.

Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Northwest.Favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

NBA Home teams vs. the money line (DENVER) - off a upset loss as a favorite against opponent after a home game where both teams score 100 or more points are 117-43 SU winning by an  average of 6.8 ppg.

Play on Denver to cover

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Jan 22, 2018
Jazz vs Hawks
Hawks
+2½ -115 at Bovada
Won
$100
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 Utah won its last game but not has not won two games in a row  in over a month. I'm betting things wont change this  Monday night when they visits the Atlanta Hawks. It must be noted that on  the season the Jazz are just 8-15 SU on the road, for the leagues worst away record. Meanwhile, Atlanta after a horrendous start to their campaign, has won seven  of their L/ 16 games and more importantly have covered 11 of their L/17 overall and have become highly competitive. The Hawks got shellacked last time out, but this rebuilding franchise has been resilient of late, and are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a double-digit loss at home. In their current forms the wrong team is favored here. Take the points.

Jazz are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.

NBA Home teams vs. the money line (ATLANTA) - off an upset loss by 10 points or more as a favorite, well rested team - playing 6 or less games in 14 days are 60-19 SU L/5 seasons for a 76% conversion rate for bettors.

Play on Atlanta to cover

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 22, 2018
North Carolina vs Virginia Tech
UNDER 164 -105 Won
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N CAROLINA is 11-3 UNDER l/14when the total is 160 to 169.5  with a combined average of 159.1 ppg scored.

N CAROLINA is 7-1 UNDER  in road games versus good 3 point shooting teams - making 37% or more  of their attempts this season with a combined average of 144.9 ppg scored.

CBB teams where the total is between 160 and 169.5 points (N CAROLINA) - hot team - having won 15 or more of their last 20 games, a top-level team (80% or more ) playing a team with a winning record are 31-9 UNDER L/5 seasons for a 78% conversion rate for totals bettors.

Play on the UNDER

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 22, 2018
West Virginia vs TCU
UNDER 159 -107 Won
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.TCU wants to run and gun and Bill Huggins and company could comply, but I'm betting they won't as they choose to slow this game down and take TCU out of their comfort zone. This I'm betting leads to a score that fails to eclipse the totals number. W VIRGINIA is 9-1 UNDER  L/10 versus good shooting teams - making 45%or more  of their shots this season with a combined average score of 143.1 ppg going on the board.W VIRGINIA is 7-0 UNDER  L/7 versus explosive offensive teams - scoring 84+ points/game with a combined average of 154.2 ppg scored.W VIRGINIA is 6-0 UNDER  L/6 when the total is  159.5 160 over the last few seasons with a combined average of 153 ppg scored. ( key on the set  total as the lines  makers know these facts/stats as well) Still plenty of value at 159 . Home teams where the total is between 159 and 169.5 points (TCU) - up-tempo team averaging 62 or more shots/game on the season, after 2 straight games - allowing a shooting pct. of 50% or higher are 23-4 UNDER L/21 seasons for a 85% conversion rate for bettors with a combined average of 154.6 ppg scored.

 Play UNDER

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 22, 2018
Michigan State vs Illinois
Illinois
+11½ -105 at BMaker
Lost
$105.0
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The No. 9 ranked  Spartans, have only played two true road games this season, so tonight's conference tilt will give us some more insight into a team, that is being slightly over rated here because of their earlier season successes. Meanwhile, Illinois (10-10, 0-7) is the only Big Ten team without a conference victory, and enter this game in desperation mode, and will I'm betting leave everything on the court tonight, in what I estimate will be a cover.

ILLINOIS is 6-0 ATS  L/6 after scoring 65 points or less 2 straight games. MICHIGAN ST is 0-7 ATS  L/7  in road games off a win by 10 points or more over a conference rival  which happened vs Indiana last time out by a 85-57 count.

Illinois has covered 11 of the L/16 meetings here at home in this series.

CBB Underdogs of 10 to 19.5 points (ILLINOIS) - a good offensive team (74-78 PPG) against a good defensive team (63-67 PPG) after 15+ games, after a loss by 15 points or more are 34-10 ATS L/21 seasons for a 77% conversion rate for bettors.

Play on Illinois to cover

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 22, 2018
Nebraska vs Ohio State
Nebraska
+11 -110 at BMaker
Won
$100
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Nebraska according to my power rankings is being under rated here vs a public team (Ohio State ), that has performed well above expected levels this season. We have plenty of value here backing  the underdog. Note: I watched Nebraska vs powerful Purdue in a game earlier this season, and was impressed by their tenaciousness under the rim and paint, against their big men, and once again feel they will once again not back down in this matchup) . Take the points with the road dog.

NEBRASKA is 11-1 ATS l/12 versus good ball handling teams - committing

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 22, 2018
Iowa State vs Texas
Iowa State
+7 -105 at 5Dimes
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Iowa State has revenge on board for a 74-70 loss at home to Texas earlier this season, and will primed for payback in this spot. the Cyclones have been good bets with revenge in the past cashing 11 of 13 opportunities and have won 17 of their L/23 straight up with same season revenge if the loss was by 4 or fewer points.  Meanwhile, Texas came out flatter than I expected after defeating Texas Tech, and  lost vs West Virginia last time out ,  and were sent flying back down to earth. Those two back to back games will see Smarts side even flatter now and susceptible to a down performance.

TEXAS is 2-12 ATS L/14 after 3 straight games forcing opponent to commit 14 or less turnovers.

CBB road team (IOWA ST) - revenging a same season loss vs opponent against opponent off a road loss by 20 points or more 63-24 ATS L/5 seasons for a 73% conversion rate for bettors.

Play on Iowa State to cover

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 22, 2018
North Carolina vs Virginia Tech
North Carolina
-4½ -108 at betonline
Lost
$108.0
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North Carolina  ranked  No. 15  are gearing up into top form at the moment and on a current 4 game winning streak, after suffering a bit of a early season slump. Meanwhile, Virginia Tech (13-6, 2-4) has lost back-to-back games for the second time since the start of its conference schedule , and fade material here according to my current power rankings. Virginia Tech has been outrebounded in five of its six ACC games, with double-digit rebounding margins in three of those tilts  and do matchup well against this type of team.

VIRGINIA TECH is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) versus good defensive teams - shooting pct defense of 42% this or less on the  season losing SU by an average of 7 ppg. N CAROLINA is 16-7 ATS L/23 after a game where they failed to cover the spread .

CBB Underdogs of 3.5 to 9.5 points (VIRGINIA TECH) - in a game involving 2 very good teams - outscoring opponents by 8+ PPG in the 2nd half of the season, after allowing 75 points or more 3 straight games are 9-27 ATS L/21 seasons for a go against conversion rate of 75% for bettors.

Play on North Carolina to cover

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 22, 2018
Maryland vs Indiana
Maryland
+1 -110 at MyBookie
Lost
$110.0
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Indiana will be in an emotional letdown state after taking on Michigan State last time out, and losing by a 85-57 count. That was a demoralizing loss for this program, as they entered the game on a 3 game winning streak,  and  feeling good about themselves  until the 20 ton boulder was dropped on them. It must be noted the  Hoosiers are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss of more than 20 points. Meanwhile, Maryland, is a decent team, that is capable of taking advantage of this situation and viable options in this spot.

MARYLAND is 11-3 ATS  L/14 after covering 5 or 6 of their last 7 against the spread.Terrapins are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.Favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

CBB road team (MARYLAND) - excellent defensive team (40% or less) against an average defensive team (42.5-45%), average ball handling team (14.5-17.5 TO) vs. a poor pressure defense (14.5  or less TO) after 15+ games are 111-66 ATS L/21 seasons for a 63% conversion rate for bettors.

Play on Maryland to cover

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Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 23, 2018
Rider vs Fairfield
UNDER 157 -110 Lost
$110.0
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My  College Hoops Selections are based on my own power rankings and proprietary software projections . All factors are researched - relevant trends, line moves, coaching, current stats , historical archives, and injury updates are all considered in my final selections. In other words no stone is left unturned in my quest for a profitable outcome to my recommendations , whether they are sides or totals. FAIRFIELD is 11-1 UNDER L/12  in home games versus sub par defensive teams - allowing 77+ points/game with a combined average of 151.5 ppg scored.RIDER is 11-3 UNDER  L/14 in road games when playing against a struggling team (Win Pct. 20% to 40%) with a combined average of 140.9 ppg going on the board.

CBB Home teams where the total is between 150 and 159.5 points (FAIRFIELD) - off a home win against a conference rival against opponent off a close win by 3 points or less over a conference rival are 29-5 UNDER L/5 seasons for a 83% conversion rate for Totals bettors.

Play on the UNDER

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Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 23, 2018
Duke vs Wake Forest
UNDER 162½ -118
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Wakes Forests only chance to be competitive here today vs visiting Duke, is to make this a slow precise game. I expect plenty of clock time to be burned as the Deacons look to keep the Blue Devils from running and gunning.  This I'm betting leads to a lower scoring game than the  lines-makers might anticipate.

WAKE FOREST is 11-2 UNDER   versus good ball handling teams - committing 14 or less turnovers/game this season with a combined average of 141 ppg going on the board. DUKE is 24-8 UNDER  L/32 when playing against a team with a losing record after 15 or more games with a combined average of 143.9 ppg scored.WAKE FOREST is 6-0 UNDER L/6 as an underdog this season with a combined average of 140.7 ppg going on the board.

CBB teams where the total is between 160 and 169.5 points (DUKE) - after 2 straight games making 50% of their shots or better are 167-96 UNDER L/21 seasons for a 64% conversion rate for bettors.

Play UNDER

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 23, 2018
Creighton vs St. John's
UNDER 157 -110
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ST JOHNS is 6-0 UNDER L/6 in home games versus very good teams - outscoring their opponents by 8+ points/game after 15+ games over the last few seasons with a combined average of 139.1 ppg scored and is 10-2 UNDER  ) in home games versus good offensive teams - scoring 77+ points/game with a combined average with a combined average of 142.3 ppg scored.CREIGHTON is 11-3 UNDER (+7.7 Units) in January games dating back to last season with a combined average of 152.2 ppg scored.ST JOHNS is 19-6 L25 UNDER  as a home underdog of 3.5 to 6 points with a combined average of just 128.8 ppg going on the board. ST JOHNS is 24-8 UNDER  after a combined score of 165 points or more were scored, with a combined average of 137.9 ppg scored.

Play UNDER

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 23, 2018
Arkansas vs Georgia
Arkansas
+1½ -104 at 5Dimes
Won
$100
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Arkansas has just to be much firepower for a Georgia side, that has struggles on offense of late. Yes, Georgia can play solid D, but its their offensive transition game that most worries me , which makes them fade material in this spot vs this type of explosive side that is converting on  an amazing 49.3%  from the field.

GEORGIA is 3-11 ATS  L/14 versus good 3 point shooting teams - making 37% or more of their attempts . ARKANSAS is 9-2 ATS  L/11  in road games versus poor pressure defensive teams - forcing 14 or less turnovers/game .GEORGIA is 0-6 ATS  L/6  in home games after having lost 2 of their last 3 games. ARKANSAS is 10-2 ATS  L/12 when the total is 140 to 149.5 .

CBB Home teams as a favorite or pick (GEORGIA) - a good defensive team (63-67 PPG) against a poor defensive team (74-78 PPG) after 15+ games, after scoring 65 points or less 4 straight games \re 5-24 ATS L/21 seasons for a go against 83% conversion rate for bettors.

Play on Arkansas to cover

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 23, 2018
VCU vs St. Louis
VCU
+2½ -104 at 5Dimes
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Saint Louis is played great basketball at home this season, but VCU is the better overall team, and has dominated this series in recent years. All the numbers and matchup stats points to VCU getting us the cover here tonight on the road.

VA COMMONWEALTH is 6-0 ATS  L/6 versus poor 3 point shooting teams - making 31% or less of their attempts .

CBB Road teams where the line is +3 to -3 (VA COMMONWEALTH) - a good offensive team (74-78 PPG) against a poor offensive team (63-67 PPG) after 15+ games are 44-14 ATS L/5 seasons for a 75% conversion rate for bettors.

Play on VCU to cover

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 23, 2018
Texas A&M vs LSU
Texas A&M
-3 -105 at BMaker
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LSU has some troubling stats and performance data attached to their resume as they are  ranked 295th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and the Tigers are ranked  227th in the nation in defensive rating with 103.5. Yes, Bayou Bengals can light the scoreboard up, but playing pylon D, makes them vulnerable against a solid two way side like Texas A&m , that is exceptional in defensive  transition  allowing   66.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 57th in the nation. My power rankings suggest a more than 3 point win for the Aggies.

LSU is 1-10 ATS  L/11 in home games against conference opponents.

LSU is 1-8 ATS  L/9  in home games when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games dating back to last season and is 0-6 ATS  L/6  in home games versus good teams - outscoring their opponents by 4+ points/game after 15+ games dating back to last season.LSU is 4-12 ATS  L/16   in home games when playing against a team with a winning record .

CBB Road teams as an favorite or pick (TEXAS A&M) - revenging a straight up loss vs opponent as a home favorite, with 2 more starters returning from last year than opponent are 129-71 ATS L/21 seasons for a 65% conversion rate on the blind for bettors.

Play on Texas A&M to cover

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 23, 2018
Wisconsin vs Iowa
Wisconsin
+1½ -103 at 5Dimes
Lost
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Wisconsin is playing its seventh and eighth road games of the season this week. Only two major conference teams have played more than six road games . This is making this young team tougher and more accustomed to being on the road, which also makes them a lot more dangerous than if they were to have played mostly at home. After  watching Badgers All-American Etahn Happ  ranking  (sixth at 16.7 ppg in Big 10), rebounds (fourth at 8.5 rpg) and assists (10th at 3.7 apg) its become obvious to me this team will jell around him, and get better as this season progresses.

Wisconsin has won six of the last seven meetings, with the one loss coming in last season's only meeting, which resulted in a 59-57 Hawkeyes' win in Madison . The Badgers now  have payback on todays agenda. UW is currently enjoying a three-game win streak in Iowa City and get the nod again to add to a 19-6 overall record here.

CBB Road teams where the line is +3 to -3 (WISCONSIN) - after beating the spread by more than 18 points in their previous game against opponent after going over the total by 24 or more points total in their last three games are 57-22 ATS L/21 seasons for a 72% conversion rate for bettors.

Play on Wisconsin to cover

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Jan 23, 2018
Davidson vs Dayton
Davidson
-1 -103 at 5Dimes
Lost
$103.0
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Davidson is currently playing their best hoops of the season, and have won 5 straight games and 6 of their L/7 overall. Meanwhile, their opponents Dayton, in a rebuilding season, are still very inconsistent, as is evident by their current 2 game losing streak, which ha culminated a recent 6-6 run. According to my power rankings the superior side is Davidson, nd they get my backing in this spot play.

DAVIDSON is 9-2 ATS L/11 versus teams who are called for 17 or less fouls/game.DAYTON is 2-8 ATS L/10 after playing a home game this season.

CBB Home teams as an underdog or pick (DAYTON) - after going over the total by 48 or more points total in their last seven games against opponent after going under the total by 48 or more points total in their last ten games are 5-24 ATS L/5 seasons for a go against 83% conversion rate for bettors.

Play Davidson to cover

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Jan 23, 2018
Cavs vs Spurs
Spurs
+1 -105 at 5Dimes
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Cleveland and San Antonio are two teams that have been  under performing of late. But one team looks like they care and are working hard to get back on track, while the other( Cleveland ) despite of saying what's politically correct to the media , looks like their just going thorough the motions. The Cavs leader, LeBron James responses to media of late about his team performances (3-9 SU L/12) , have been  positive in nature, and despite of him saying he's playing as hard as ever,  its not translating onto the court, which  is a worrisome situation.  The Cavs biggest issue is one that makes you wonder if their a championship calibre team,  as  they have allowed 119.8 ppg in their L/5 trips to the hardwood, and overall on the season rank 28th in defensive efficiency. Meanwhile, San Antonio are coming off a only their 4th loss at home this season last time out to Indiana, but are more than capable of bouncing back behind a defense, that is ranked No.1 in the league in points allowed and 2nd in defensive efficiency. With that said, the difference maker tonight I'm betting will come via the superior defense and coach ( Popovich).

CLEVELAND is 11-29 ATS  versus teams who make 6 or more 3 point shots/game on the season this season and is 4-15 ATS versus horrible foul drawing teams - attempting 21 or less free throws/game this season .CLEVELAND is 1-10 ATS  after having lost 2 of their last 3 games this season.CLEVELAND is 3-13 ATS after scoring 115 points or more this season and is 1-9 ATS  off a home loss by 10 points which happened against  Oklahoma City 148-124.

SAN ANTONIO is 9-1 ATS  in home games after playing a home game this season. SAN ANTONIO is 17-5 ATS L/22 in home games off a upset loss as a favorite which happened against Indiana last time out.


NBA Home teams where the line is +3 to -3 (SAN ANTONIO) - off a upset loss as a favorite, in a game involving two good teams (60% to 75%) are 63-28 L/ 21 seasons for 69% conversion rate for bettors on the blind.

NBA Home teams vs. the money line (SAN ANTONIO) - after 2 or more consecutive losses, a good team (60% to 75%) playing a marginal winning team (51% to 60%) are 35-2 SU L/5 seasons, winning SU by 10.6 ppg for a 94% conversion rate for bettors.

Play on San Antonio to cover

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I have been wagering professionally on sports and horse racing for 30 years. 

My picks have been documented for 18 years.  I have earned numerous top 10 Basketball and Football finishes.  

My college football picks have profited in 16 of my last 17 seasons. In 2011 I went 68% for the year.

I was the 2009 NFL Handicapper of the Year in 2009  in a prestigous event.  I won the Ultimate Football NFL Championship in 2006.  In 2014 I overcame a slow start to finish 59-32 65%!  

I have been an NBA World Champion with 7 winning seasons the last 8 years.  

I also continue to beat the College Hoops book makers with a high volume attack on a yearly basis. 

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I have a firm belief in my systems.  There is not a sport I feel I can not beat.  

My handicapping can be best referred to as the 'The Smart Money Approach". I leave no stone unturned.  I have a large database of information and statistics.  I also take into consideration injuries, current and historical trends, and form.  I also factor in the weather, surface conditions, and line movement.

Sports Betting Is An Investment

Many gamblers offer causal explanations for long runs of good and bad performance.  The same is true of financial analysts.  The records of bettors and investors show the same variable successes and failures. 

Both investment opportunities show significant variables and both can give the investor an advantage.  You need to do the proper research to consider all the facts. If you do so a long term profit is more than attainable.

I think sports betting is even better than the stock market.  The investor/bettor has much more control over his funds. You can take a short break, and almost always know your bankroll has not been untouched.

In the markets you are leaving your 401K and other mutual investments in the hands of a volatile marketplace. Plus, you are being torched for huge handling fees by brokers on individual investments. These fees would make sports book managers drool.

I am not saying it is easy making a living from sports betting. But, the small percent who do consistently beat the books have a much better rate of return than that of any market investor!

This is the outlook I have on every wager I place in the sports wagering markets. I take my portfolio very seriously!

Money Management

To be a successful and profitable sports bettor you must always have a long term goal. Set that standard before you begin.  You need to set aside a fairly substantial bankroll.

If you want to be conservative you would wager no more than 1-2% of your bankroll per game.  No more than 3% on the best bets.

This might seem a little on the low side.  But, this is a long and turbulent battle with the books.  You will be happy that you practiced good money management and frugality.

Here are some additional guidelines I recommend.

1. Shop for your best possible lines (rogue lines) from the most reputable sources.

2. Stay disciplined and do not stray from recommended bankroll allocation on individual wagers. Chasing your wagers never a good idea.

3. Always keep in mind that your bankroll is your life line.  It must be treated the same way you would treat finances allocated for any business venture.

4. Buy off the hook on key numbers.

5. Understanding the importance and the art of middling.

6. Keep a record of all your wagers and results and use them as part of over all statistical data base.

These are some important factors that will help you in your quest for long term profits.

I leave you with a thought from the late great Jimmy the Greek. The house does not beat the player, it just gives him the opportunity to beat himself.

*Almost all selections have the same allocated bankroll %(which equals 1 betting unit). Strong selections will see our single game wagers doubled.  These plays are rated as GENERALS CLUB selections.