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Jul
19
Filed Under (Jim Feist) on 19-07-2014

Poker Face Feist LEFTby Jim Feist

The first half of the 2014 baseball season is in the books. There were surprising winners, such as the Blue Jays, Mariners and Brewers, a lack of hitting league-wide again, and several teams good at home and lousy on the road (Cubs, Braves, Rockies, Pirates, Indians). With the surprises out of the way, here’s a look at some teams that might be active at the trading deadline and primed to make a second half surge.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jun
29
Filed Under (Jim Feist) on 29-06-2014

Poker Face Feist LEFTby Jim Feist

Baseball is a game of stats and streaks. The Blue Jays started 12-15 at the end of April before getting it together, surging into first place with a powerhouse offense. Kansas City was stuck in fourth place at the end of May before making a June surge and put some heat on the Tigers. No one paid much attention to the Miami Marlins at the end of April, rebuilding while sitting in last place. Now they are winding down a first half within striking distance of a Wild Card and first place in the NL East.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jun
09
Filed Under (Jim Feist) on 09-06-2014

Jim at cameronby Jim Feist

The NBA Finals continues this week moving to South Beach for Games 3 and 4. Game 5 will be played at San Antonio, which is the first time since 1984 that the league has gone back to the 2-2-1-1-1 format for the Finals. Three cheers!  The 2-3-2 format didn’t make any sense, with all the other playoff series the same — then changing for the Finals.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jun
05
Filed Under (Jim Feist) on 05-06-2014

Jim at USCby Jim Feist

Say, what happened to “Youth Must Be Served?” Last year a pair of veteran teams met in the NBA Finals, with Miami winning its second straight title in seven games against the aging Spurs. Lo and behold, the same team teams made it to the Conference Finals again, with the young Pacers and Thunder trying to break through.  Read the rest of this entry »

Cubs Phillies Baseballby Jim Feist

Baseball has a long regular season, almost twice as many games as pro basketball, and ten times more games than the NFL regular season. Baseball athletes have to play just about every day and sometimes even have to play twice in a day during double-headers. This is why it’s essential to keep up on injuries. In football, if a starting quarterback or star running back is injured and expected to miss a game, that injury will be reflected in the betting line.

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May
19

Poker Face Feist LEFTby Jim Feist

April and May means that many novice sports bettors may look at the matchups and lean toward ace pitchers and lay the big price. But let me give you three words of advice: Don’t do it. Baseball is unique from football and basketball in that there is no point spread. Instead you bet merely on which team will win the game and this translates into a money-line wager.  Read the rest of this entry »

May
12
Filed Under (Jim Feist) on 12-05-2014

Jim at cameronby Jim Feist

The NBA playoffs are in full swing, which means overall the better teams are battling each other. This is different from the regular season when many nights great teams are playing bad teams and bad teams are playing worse one. Astute sports bettors should pay very careful attention to blowouts.  Read the rest of this entry »

May
05
Filed Under (Jim Feist) on 05-05-2014

Poker Face Feist LEFTby Jim Feist

More than any other sport, baseball is a game of patience. It’s not how you start, but where you finish, and with a 162-game regular season, there is a LOT of baseball left. Did your team get off to a bad start? Well don’t panic. There is plenty of time to make adjustments and turn things around. Did your team get off to a hot start? Don’t start making World Series reservations just yet.  Read the rest of this entry »

Apr
28

Jim at USCby Jim Feist

As the NBA playoffs roll on, handicappers should take careful note of how teams did against each other during the regular season. Examine head to head matchups individually and as a group. Does one team dominate another? If so, are the reasons for this, or was it merely a fluke during the long grind of the 82-game schedule?   Read the rest of this entry »

Apr
21
Filed Under (Jim Feist) on 21-04-2014

Jim at USCby Jim Feist

Start your engines! The NBA playoffs have started, time for endless full court action every night as the league crowns another champion. Let’s take a look at the best of the West, the conference that has won nine of the last 14 NBA titles.  Read the rest of this entry »