The countdown continues! Last week we looked at my Top 21-40, this week is my Top 20. The college football season kicks off August 28th and here’s a look at college football’s best! Read the rest of this entry »
Proline Video Free Plays: NFL Week 3 Sports Betting Preview, August 23, 2014
It’s time to kick off a new football season. College football begins Thursday, August 28th and here’s a look at the top teams, starting with my top 21-40.
40. Miami: The Canes started 7-0 last year, then fell apart, finishing 2-4 SU, on a 1-7 ATS run. Al Golden has 5 starters back on offense, 7 on D. Senior QB Ryan Williams (369 yds, 3 TDs, 1 INT) has played in nine games since transferring and sophomore Gray Crow is in the mix.
By Razor Sharp Sports
It is time to kick off the football season! A time of the year when so many of us celebrate as much Christmas morning! Whether your game is college or NFL it doesn’t matter because they both get underway for real in the next couple weeks. Because of that it is time for the Freeplays.com Handicappers Football Predictions. 9 of our handicappers have made their predictions for the NFL and BCS. They are Razor Sharp Sports (RS), Jim Feist (JF), #1 Sports (#1), Vegas Steam Line (VS), Arthur Ralph (AR), Easy Money (EM), Teya Sports (TS), Hawkeye Sports (HS) and a brand new handicapper to the Freeplays family, Kevin Todd (KT). I have to warn you that predictions can be tricky and not always work out. Last year was the perfect example as I made possibly the worst Super Bowl Prediction ever with Houston over Atlanta. So lets see if I can redeem myself and she who everyone else likes.
It may be HOT and many folks are still on vacation, but August kicks off the best time of the sports betting calendar: Football season! Competition on the field won’t be as intense as September, of course, as wins aren’t as important as evaluating young talent and trying to keep players healthy. However, there will be betting lines available on preseason pro action and it’s possible to cash winning tickets. Here are some things to keep in mind when watching preseason football as we start Week 2. Read the rest of this entry »
Coaching in football, more than in any other sport, is essential to a team’s success. The Harbaugh brothers are flying high on different coasts, one going to three straight NFC title games and the other winning the Super Bowl (over the other brother, no less). New York fans have called for Tom Coughlin’s ouster a few times over the last six years, but he has helped deliver two Super Bowl titles, while Bill Belichick has had one losing season (his first, 2000) since taking over the Patriots, taking them to five Super Bowls.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.