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Nov
19

By Razor Sharp Sports

After suffering thru years and years of the BCS BS we finally got our College Football playoff and it looks like it is going to work out just fine. Now it is time to make it even better. They had given us so many different excuses why we needed the BCS and why we couldnt have a playoff. Now that we have the playoff lets look at how those excuses weren’t real and how we could take things even farther to make a good thing better.

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Nov
12
Filed Under (Razor Sharp Sports) on 12-11-2014

By Razor Sharp Sports

With the College Basketball season about to get underway this Friday night the discussion of a Perfect Season comes into play. After a couple of exhibition games there is talk the the new stable of thoroughbreds that John Calapari has in Kentucky could make a run at perfection. Each year it seems like this conversation comes up about a team or two but it hasn’t happened since Bobby Knight and his Indiana Hoosiers did it back in the 1975-76 season. As a matter of fact, there has only been 8 teams all-time that have gone undefeated and won the NCAA tournament or NIT tournament. In 1939 Long Island University won the NIT Tournament as the National Champion. At the time it was more prestigious than the NCAA. Since the Associated Press first released their Pre-Season Top-20 in 1961, five teams have had perfect seasons (UCLA in 1964, 1967, 1972, 1973 and Indiana in 1976). Of the five, the 1964 UCLA Bruins were the only team not to be ranked #1 in the AP Pre-Season Poll. So can this year’s #1 do it? Well lets take a look at Kentucky and others that stand in there way.

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Nov
05
Filed Under (Razor Sharp Sports) on 05-11-2014

By Razor Sharp Sports

When you have been in the sports business for more than 2 decades you get to see some incredible streaks both good and bad. It has happened to me and I have watched others experience them. A couple that come to mind would be the “Perfect NFL Playoffs” by Platinum Plays where they won every NFL Side during the playoffs (a perfect 11-0 ATS)! Then there was what we had to start this football season at Razor Sharp Sports (7 straight Guaranteed CFB Sat. Locks & 6 straight Guaranteed NFL Sun. Locks). We have also gone cold. As a matter of fact the last couple weekends we haven’t had things go are way at all. Hopefully we have turned things around after winning Guaranteed Winners on Indy Monday and Bowling Green on Tuesday. Though you may here some handicappers say that they always win and you hear incredible, imbellished records you can not believe it. It doesnt happen. The idea of this business is to win in the long run. So how can you do that? Play the streaks! So how exactly do you do that? Lets take a look.

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Oct
29

By Razor Sharp Sports

As we head into week number 9 of the NFL season it is time to look back at the first half and give out our Mid-Season Sharpie Awards! Who are the NFL’s Offensive and Defensive MVPs? Who are the top Rookies? Who is the top Comeback Player? Who is the Top Coach? Who are the biggest disappointments (individual and team)? Lets take a look at the first 8 weeks and give out the awards. Who do you think will get these awards?

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Oct
22
Filed Under (Razor Sharp Sports) on 22-10-2014

By Razor Sharp Sports

So here we are in the middle of the football season and the World Series. Even though I am not considered the biggest fan of the NBA it is still time to do the work and get ready for the season. So with LeBron back in Cleveland, KD injured and out for at least an month and maybe Derrick Rose is ready to return to the Bulls, how will this season play out? Who are the favorites to win it all? Who are the surprise teams to make a move? Who are the teams that are going to ttake a step back?

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Oct
15
Filed Under (Razor Sharp Sports) on 15-10-2014

By Razor Sharp Sports

Mid-October is the unofficial halfway point of the College football season. Most teams have played between 5-7 games. 6 teams in the FBS remain undefeated. Over the past decade or so one of the bigger criteria in winning the top individual award – the Heisman Trophy, you have to be part of one of the best teams in football. So with 6 teams remaining perfect we have seen a couple of new names emerge on the Heisman list. As I see it right now we are really looking at a 6 player race with a couple outside dark horses. Let’s take a look.

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Oct
08
Filed Under (Razor Sharp Sports) on 08-10-2014

By Razor Sharp Sports

We are jsut over a week into the MLB playoffs and we have lost not one, not two but all four of the favorites to win the World Series! Everyone of the underdogs of the League Division Series pulled the upset. So there will be no Kershaw, no Verlander, no Strasburg, or no Weaver on the mound for the rest of the year. Heading into the playoffs we had a couple teams that looked like they were stacked for a World Series run with incredible starting pitching but that wasn’t to be.

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Oct
01
Filed Under (Razor Sharp Sports) on 01-10-2014

By Razor Sharp Sports

As long as their has been lines on college football there have been big lines. In my over 2 decades in this business I have seen the huge lines like the Big Florida Three (Florida, Florida St & Miami-FL) of the 90s or Oklahoma and Texas taking on conference minis like Iowa St and Kansas. It used to be that the MAC & MWC conference were “Added Games”, then they became a regular rotation games. So then they added the Sun Belt to the “Added Games” and a newer category of “Extra Games” were created. Now the Sun Belt is part of the regular rotation too. Why is this happening? Because computers make it so much easier to figure out the action and the lines for online sportsbooks and Vegas. Still with more games and more teams we also have more Big Chalk. So how do you handicap games with these big lines? Let me show you the easiest way.

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Sep
26
Filed Under (Razor Sharp Sports) on 26-09-2014

By Razor Sharp Sports

Here we are at the final weekend of the Major League season and there is very little drama. All 5 spots are set in the National League with only St Louis and Pittsburgh battling for either the NL Central Crown and the Wildcard Spot and the homefield for the wild card game between the loser of St Louis/Pittsburgh and San Francisco. The American League 2 of the 3 divisions wrapped up and Detroit is close in the AL Central (with at least a windcard locked in). The other 2 playoff spots come down to 4 teams (Kansas City, Oakland, Seattle and Cleveland) Of those 4, Kansas City and Oakland have things almost wrapped up barring a total collapse this weekend. So with things pretty well set let take a look at the playoffs, who is playing well at the right time, what are the odds to win it all and who do we like.

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Sep
17
Filed Under (Razor Sharp Sports) on 17-09-2014

By Razor Sharp Sports

So here we are just 2 games into the NFL season but if you are a fan a team that is 2-0 should you be celebrating? If you are a fan of an 0-2 team, is it time to pack it in? Well if you take a look at the past, that may be just the case even if we still have 14 games to play. I can tell you that if history tells us anything one of those two situations are stronger than the other lets take a look.

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