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NFL Preseason Week 3 Plus NCAA Conference Previews

 

NFL PRESEASON WEEK 3 GETS ROLLIN’

THURSDAY NITE WITH SIX (6) GAMES

PLUS, WE EYEBALL OTHER KEY TILTS …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE UPDATES –

WE CHECK OUT C-USA, MID-AM AND SUN BELT

 

Here’s a little warning to the wagering world …

No longer is NFL Preseason Week 3 always a “dress rehearsal” as it used to be. Now, many NFL teams won’t even suit up their starters for this third exhibition game (or fourth exhibition game if you’re Denver or Atlanta) and in many cases you’re only gonna see starting players in for a single series before getting yanked.

In short, you gotta know who is gonna…

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49ers-Broncos Caps Off Preseason Week 2

NFL PRESEASON WEEK 2 WRAPS UP TONIGHT WITH NINERS-BRONCOS BASH ... PLUS, THERE'S WEEKEND RECAPS AND MORE ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE NOTES: WE EXAMINE THE AMERICAN & MOUNTAIN WEST

Mercifully, we're now halfway through this 2019 NFL Preseason - note that Week 2 wraps up tonight with the San Francisco 49ers at the Denver Broncos - 'cause we're itching for the start of this 100th Anniversary Season of the National Football League ... Let's get to September 5th already (season-opening game between Green Bay at Chicago)!

Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers have lots more winners on tap in this…

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NFL Preseason Week 2 Sunday Game Previews and More

NFL PRESEASON WEEK 2 - HERE'S THE SUNDAY SKED WITH SAINTS-CHARGERS, SEAHAWKS-VIKINGS ON TAP ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE NOTEBOOK: IT'S THE MIGHTY-MIGHTY SEC

Let's catch you up-to-date with a few pointspread-related items when it comes to this here-and-now 2019 NFL Preseason:

Through the games of Friday, August 16th, NFL Preseason Betting Favorites are a dead-even and vig-losing 11-11-2 ATS (against the spread) with one Pick 'Em game tossed into the mix - and that was Buffalo's easy-as-pie 27-14 win against Carolina, a big-time winner for Jim Hurley's Network this weekend, as were the Giants (-2) over Chicago 32-13 on a perfect 2-0 Friday!…

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NFL Preseason Week 2: Thursday ReCaps, Saturday Previews

HERE'S SOME NFL PRESEASON WEEK 2 PREVIEWS - CATCH UP WITH THE SATURDAY MENU PLUS, LAST NIGHT'S EXHIBITION ACTION ...

MORE COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE GOODIEES - THE PAC-12 GETS OUR ATTENTION

Let's face it ... There's a slew of NFL teams that utilize these preseason games to fine-tune things but they'd still like to see some results.

In last night's handful of NFL Preseason Week 2 tilts, four of the five losing sides - that's Jacksonville, Washington, Green Bay and Atlanta - were held to 13 points or less and, whether they were back-to-back end zone drops by Falcons receivers in their 22-10…

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More NFL Preseason Plus a Look at the Big 12

THE NFL PRESEASON WEEK 2 REPORT - WE TAP INTO FRIDAY'S THREE (3) GAMES PLUS, A QUICKIE LOOK AT FIRST-YEAR COACHES ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE-BY-CONFERENCE REPORTS TODAY EXAMINES THE BIG 12

If you're wondering what veteran NFL head coaches "cash" the most come the preseason, then here's a quick-hitter list just for you (thru games of August 10, 2019):

TEAM COACH ATS PRESEASON WIN PCT MinnesotaMike Zimmer15-7-0.682Seattle / N' England / NY JetsPete Carroll34-16-0.680BaltimoreJohn Harbaugh31-15-0.674Oakland / Tampa BayJon Gruden19-12-3.613HoustonBill O'Brien11-8-1.579CarolinaRon Rivera18-14-1.563

... And check it out: This six-pack of head coaches registered a heady 5-0-1 ATS (against the spread) mark in their…

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Here’s Some NFL Preseason Week 2 Notes

NFL PRESEASON WEEK 2 - OUR "WHAT-TO-WATCH" ITEMS COME THURSDAY NITE ...

PLUS, HERE'S A QUICK-HITTER LOOK AT THE BIG 10

Okay, so you might have been a bit surprised to discover that 14 teams - or nearly 44 percent of the National Football League - scored 25-or-more points in their Preseason Week 1 tilts last weekend and so it comes as no great surprise that totals prices have gone up, up and away here this week's Preseason action:

Heck, last week the highest total that was posted for a game was 38 points (see both Arizona's 17-13 win against the Los Angeles…

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NFL Preseason News /Notes Plus ACC Preview

NFL PRESEASON NEWS & NOTES - WEEK 1 QUICK HITTERS PLUS A SNEAK PEEK AT WHAT'S AHEAD IN "PRE" WEEK 2 ...

OUR COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORTS BEGIN - HERE'S THE ACC TO START THINGS OFF

The National Football League's first full week / weekend of preseason play is in the books ... and here's some things we learned:

NFL Betting Favorites snagged an 8-6-2 ATS (against the spread) mark in these exhibition games played last week and so - when you add in Denver's Hall of Fame Game 14-10 win / cover as 2.5-point favorites - the chalk guys are overall 9-6-2 against…

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NFL Preseason Week 1 Finishes Up

CHECKIN' OUT THE NFL PRESEASON WEEKEND SKED AS BENGALS-CHIEFS, RAMS-RAIDERS AND COWBOYS-49ERS WRAP UP THINGS HERE IN WEEK 1 WITH A NIFTY TRIO OF SATURDAY NITE TILTS ...

PLUS, MORE NFL PRESEASON WEEK 1 TALK

Here's a question for 'ya ... Is there a Super Bowl team or teams playing out there on this evening of Saturday, August 10th?

There's only three games on the Saturday night card that wraps up NFL Preseason Week 1 proceedings but the Kansas City Chiefs (they're home to Cincinnati), the defending NFC champion Los Angeles Rams (they are at Oakland) and the Dallas Cowboys (playing in…

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NFL’s Young QBs in Preseason Week 1 Action

 

 

THERE’S MORE NFL PRESEASON WEEK 1 CHIT-CHAT AHEAD –

WE HIT THE REWIND BUTTON ON A FEW OF THURSDAY NIGHT’S

GAMES PLUS QUICK-HITTER COMMENTS ABOUT THIS EVENING’S

TILTS IN BOTH PITTSBURGH & NEW ORLEANS

 

Here’s a little warning to fans – and bettors – regarding NFL Preseason Week 1 results:

Don’t exactly get too caught up in the good stuff or the bad stuff, remember that it’s only one game.

Okay, so that being said the full-blown opening night of NFL Preseason games – 11 of ‘em in all – produced some major ups and downs for young quarterbacks and here’s a little rundown:

 

THE GOOD

KYLER MURRAY,…

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Our NFL Preseason Week 1 Quick Hitters!
HERE'S THE NFL PRESEASON WEEK 1 MENUAND JIM HURLEY'S READY TO SMOKE THE VEGAS BOOKS RIGHT HERE FROM THE START!!!

Let's get it on! The 2019 NFL Preseason starts up in earnest this evening with a jam-packed schedule - that's 11 games, folks - from coast-to-coast and we'll be weighing in with a "one-liner" for each / every game but let's remind everyone out there this is the start of six-plus months of football ... You know that you don't have to "play" every game on the sked. Got it?

Network's Thursday Night Preseason Kickoff Action PlaysPre-Season Lines Squeak... I Roar!     11…
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NFL Teams that Want / Need Preseason Wins

 

 

NFL PRESEASON WEEK 1 –

WHAT TEAMS / COACHES

ARE THINKING AS WE REV UP

THE PRESEASON …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK:

HERE’S THE EARLY-BIRD ODDS

TO WIN THIS YEAR’S HEISMAN TROPHY

 

It’s true …

Nobody hands out any awards or trophies to National Football League teams that sport perfect records in the Preseason. Note last summer the Baltimore Ravens went 5-and-oh SU (straight-up) in the summertime games and yet they were one-and-done in the playoffs.

On the flip side, there were two teams that didn’t win a single preseason game between ‘em and still made it to the post-season as the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys each registered respective…

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NFL Preseason Week 1 Facts / Figures

NFL'S FIRST FULL WEEK OF PRESEASON GAMES IS HERE -WE EXAMINE WHAT'S STRAIGHT AHEAD WITH KEY LINE MOVES, ETC ...

THE BASEBALL REPORT: RIP, RED SOX!

The 2019 National Football League Preseason Week 1 swings into action with an uber-busy 11 games on Thursday night followed by a pair of tilts on Friday and then three more games come Sunday and - well, you know the drill by now - most of these exhibition affairs have very short price tags as 14 of the 16 games right now sport betting lines of 3.5 points or less.

So, it's our job here at the…

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Lookahead To NFL Preseason Week 1 Games

 

THE NFL PRESEASON –

TAKING A QUICKIE PEEK AHEAD

AT THE THURSDAY, AUG. 8TH SKED

 

There’s a new twist to this year’s NFL Preseason schedule as Week 1 will hold most of its games on Thursday night … yes, 11 of the 16 games get played even before we get to next weekend and so we’re gonna jump right in and get you some quick-hitter thoughts / observations on a handful of games to be played on 8-8-19:

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8 – PRESEASON WEEK 1

 

NEW YORK JETS at NEW YORK GIANTS – 7 p.m. ET, NFL Network

The J-E-T-S had an uber-busy offseason as first-year…

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Broncos (and Jim Hurley) Bang Out Hall of Fame Game Win!

 

 

NFL HALL OF FAME GAME WRAPUP –

BRONCOS SCORE LATE TD,

BEAT FALCONS 14-10 AND

JIM HURLEY NABS EASY “UNDER” WINNER!!! …

BASEBALL’S BIG WEEKEND SERIES –

IT’S A BLAST IN THE BOOGIETOWN

AS RED SOX, YANKEES COLLIDE AGAIN

 

The National Football League is celebrating its 100th year here in 2019 … so, why not get the gridiron party started right?

Last night’s 14-10 comeback win in the NFL Hall of Fame Game by the Denver Broncos against the 2.5-point underdog Atlanta Falcons was – unfortunately – chock full of dropped passes, penalties and botched plays made by a slew of backups for both teams but Jim Hurley’s…

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NFL Hall of Fame Game is Here Plus MLB Trades Too

 

EXTRA, EXTRA …

THE NFL IS BACK!!!

HERE’S A LOOK AT THE

HALL OF FAME GAME SHOWDOWN

BETWEEN THE BRONCOS VS. FALCONS …

PLUS, THE MLB TRADE DEADLINE CLOSES

WITH A REAL BANG AS ‘STROS LAND GREINKE

 

C’mon now …

Are you really ready for some FOOTBALL?

The 2019 National Football League Preseason sked gets underway with this Thursday, August 1st Hall of Fame Game bash between the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons and Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers are ready to roar with Sides / Totals winners here and all throughout the preseason. Make sure to win big all month long with the…

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NFL Hall of Fame Game Preview

 

 

THE NFL IS BACK!!!

HERE’S A LOOK AT THE

HALL OF FAME GAME SHOWDOWN

BETWEEN THE BRONCOS VS. FALCONS

 

C’mon now …

Are you really ready for some FOOTBALL?

The 2019 National Football League Preseason sked gets underway with this Thursday, August 1st Hall of Fame Game bash between the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons and Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers are ready to roar with Sides / Totals winners here and all throughout the preseason. Make sure to win big all month long with the NFL Preseason along with red-hot Major-League Baseball action each and every day. Get all the…

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NFL Hall of Fame Game Plus Baseball Trade Deadline

 

EXTRA, EXTRA …

THE NFL IS BACK!!!

HERE’S A LOOK AT THE

HALL OF FAME GAME SHOWDOWN

BETWEEN THE BRONCOS VS. FALCONS …

PLUS, THE MLB TRADE DEADLINE CLOSES

WITH A REAL BANG AS ‘STROS LAND GREINKE

 

C’mon now …

Are you really ready for some FOOTBALL?

The 2019 National Football League Preseason sked gets underway with this Thursday, August 1st Hall of Fame Game bash between the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons and Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers are ready to roar with Sides / Totals winners here and all throughout the preseason. Make sure to win big all month long with the…

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NFL Camp Notes
NFL CAMPS ARE OPEN - HERE'S A WORD OR TWO ABOUT ALL 32 TEAMS

Are you really ready for some football? Training camps are opening up 'round the National Football League all this week and we'll get you quick-hitter one-liners about all 32 teams in just a moment but first this important reminder ...

Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers keep winning big with MLB action each and every day. Get all the winners at 1-800-323-4453 and remember that the NFL Hall of Fame Game is just days away: Thursday, August 1st it's the Denver Broncos versus the Atlanta…

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MLB’s Top Series Beginning Tonite

THE MONDAY BASEBALL UPDATE: TRACKING THE BEST START-OF-THE-WEEK SERIES ...

NFL NEWS & NOTES: CAMPS ARE POPPING UP ALL AROUND BUT WE FOCUS ON 3 SITES THAT HAVE A WHOLE HECKUVA LOT GOING ON

We have a question for you good Jim Sez readers:

What is the crazier won / loss stat following 100 (give-or-take) games played so far ... the fact that the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers are each 30-or-more games above .500 or the fact that the Baltimore Orioles (31-67) and the Detroit Tigers (30-65) are each 35-games-or-more below the break-even mark? Yikes!

Or, perhaps the fact that National…

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American League Weekend Wild Card Talk

THE BASEBALL UPDATE - HERE'S WHAT TO CHECK OUT IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE THIS WEEKEND ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL GRAB BAG PART II - GOING 'ROUND THE LAND FOR MORE GOOD & BAD POINTSPREAD DITTIES

In the Friday edition of Jim Sez, we highlighted the wild, wild race for the National League's two Wild Card teams - depending on how deep you wish to count, there are actually 11 teams in all that are chasing those two post-season berths (yes, we're counting both the New York Mets and the Cincinnati Reds who exited Friday's action some 6.5 games back of the second wild…

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NL Wild Card Race Gets Our Attention

 

THE MLB REPORT –

HERE’S WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL GRAB BAG –

WE GO ‘ROUND THE LAND FOR SOME

REAL POINTSPREAD GOODIES

 

Hey, just when you thought that most of the divisions in Major-League Baseball were gonna be wrapped up by mid-August (and they might be!) – we present to you the National League wild card picture:

If you stayed up through 16 innings of the San Francisco Giants’ dramatic 3-2 win against the New York Mets on Thursday night – a game that consumed 4 hours and 47 minutes – then you know the Giants (now just one game below .500)…

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2019 NFL AFC East Preview

The New England Patriots are virtually a lock to win the AFC East this season, not because they are exceptionally good but because they play in a division that has been void of quality opposition for almost two decades.  I don't want to beat up on anyone, but the fact is, it has been a cakewalk most years for the Patriots.  The Jets, Dolphins and the Bills, have rarely shown up as a consistent treat to the Patriots for as long as Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have been in New England. 

The Patriots have lost some players and they are…

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Minny, Houston Down-and-Out Lately

THE BASEBALL NOTEBOOK - TWINS, 'STROS STARTING TO STAGGER ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT: WHICH YOUNG COACHES HAVE THRIVED VERSUS THE VEGAS ODDS?

Okay, so nobody in Minnesota or Houston press that panic button ... yet!

The Minnesota Twins (58-36) and the Houston Astros (59-37) once upon a time sported very comfy leads in the American League Central and AL West, respectively, but times they are a'changin.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Twins were beaten 14-4 by the New York Mets and it marked the first time this season that Minny had lost three consecutive games. Folks, the Mets' TV announcing team of Gary Cohen and…

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MLB Notebook: Blown Saves

THE BASEBALL NOTEBOOK - TALKIN' BLOWN SAVES ...

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT: POINTSPREAD HISTORY (THE LAST 4 YEARS) FOR BOTH ALABAMA & CLEMSON

Hey, nobody's perfect. We all know that. But on Monday night there was New York Yankees' closer LHP Aroldis Chapman surrendering an opposite-field, three-run home run with two outs and two strikes against Tampa Bay catcher Travis d'Arnaud to propel the Rays to a 5-4 win in The Bronx.

Forget the "big picture" look here: The fact the Rays trimmed the Yankees' lead in the American League East to just five games ... what grabbed us is it actually…

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MLB’s Bustin’ Out of the Break Squads
THE MLB REPORT - FOUR TEAMS THAT WERE BUSTIN' OUT OF THE BREAK ...COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: DON'T SLEEP ON NATIONAL TITLE LONG-SHOTS LSU, NOTRE DAME AND WASHINGTON

As we like to say here at Jim Sez ... "hats off" to the Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Angels and Oakland A's for charging right outta the post-All-Star Game break with clean three-game sweeps over their respective opponents.

In fact, you'll note that all three series that were played in the great state of California this past weekend all resulted in clean sweeps (see Braves over the host San Diego Padres, Angels over…

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NFL Preseason Handicapping

THE NFL PRESEASON REPORT - SOME QUICKIE INSIGHTS ON THESE SUMMER-TIME GAMES

Okay, so here's the reality, folks:

We're now just 17 or 18 days away from the start of the 2019 NFL Preseason with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton set for Thursday, August 1st between the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons … and be sure there will be plenty of "bettable" preseason games on this summertime gridiron docket.

If you've read all the opinions over the years, you know that many folks like to wager on teams with new head coaches / new coaching staffs in these exhibition games…

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MLB’’s Out-of-the-Break Key Series

THE MLB REPORT: HERE'S SOME KEY WEEKEND SERIES

Hey, everyone, Baseball's Back! The All-Star Game break is in the rear-view mirror for all 30 Major-League Baseball teams as of today, Friday, July 12th and so we're gonna take a few minutes to examine a batch of key weekend series but first this important reminder:

Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers keep winning big with MLB action each and every day. Get the winners here at 1-800-323-4453 and remember that the NFL Hall of Fame Game is set for Thursday, August 1st as the Denver Broncos battle the Atlanta Falcons…

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Our AL Report Card Grades

NOW, HERE'S OUR AMERICAN LEAGUE REPORT CARD GRADES! ...

PLUS, THERE'S NFL TEAM-BY-TEAM UPDATES: IT'S THE COLTS, RAIDERS & EAGLES

Ladies and gents, let's round out our All-Star break with a look at the American League Report Card Grades ... so here goes:

 

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Grade: A+

MINNESOTA (56-33) - Let's remind one-and-all that the Twins' win projection this year was 84.5 games, so Minny cashes if it goes just 29-44 the rest of the way! Wow, Minnesota's been bashing the long ball right from season's start and so no shocker that the Twins have 166 round-trippers this year and are "on pace"…

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NL Report Card Grades Are In!

OUR NATIONAL LEAGUE REPORT CARD GRADES ARE IN! ...

MORE NFL TEAM-BY-TEAM UPDATES: IT'S THE BILLS, LIONS & SAINTS

School may be out for summer ... But Major-League Baseball's Report Card Grades are in and so we'll get you the National League's team-by-team grades in today's Jim Sez and our next column will feature the American League team grades:

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Grade: A+ LOS ANGELES DODGERS (60-32) - Baseball's best team at the break, the Dodgers have won a batch of "walk-offs" and every night there's a different hero. MVP frontrunner OF Cody Bellinger (.336 batting average, 30 HR, 71 RBI and 107…

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MLB’s All-Star Game Break
MLB ALL-STAR GAME BREAK - THE FIRST HALF''S BIGGEST MONEY-MAKERS ... NFL TEAM-BY-TEAM GLANCES: IT''S THE RAVENS, CHIEFS & RAMS

Next stop ... Cleveland.

Tuesday night''s Major-League Baseball All-Star Game steals the spotlight even if the great sport continues to feature "too many" home runs and way "too many" strikeouts. If you''re into All-Star Game prop plays, you might consider National League All-Star 3B Nolan Arenado (Colorado) as the first player to hit a home run; we''ll take C Gary Sanchez (New York Yankees) as the player to hit the first homer for the American League.

And - just for…

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Baseball’s Diff-Makers Plus More NFL Coverage

THE BASEBALL REPORT: TOP THREE UNSUNG POSITION PLAYERS (SO FAR) IN '19 ...

NFL TEAM-BY-TEAM NOTES - CHECKIN' OUT THE TEXANS AND VIKINGS

The 2019 Major-League Baseball season will take a little hiatus next week - Tuesday's All-Game Game in Cleveland allows 28 of the 30 MLB teams a four-day break from the regular-season grind (Houston at Texas begins a four-game set on Thursday) - and so let's take a few moments to uncover our Jim Hurley Top 3 Unsung Positional Players as they've been real difference-makers for their teams.

Folks, these are a trio of guys that have swung the won/loss pendulum…

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MLB’s 4th of July Key Winners

 

 

EXTRA, EXTRA:

THE POST-4TH OF JULY MLB NOTEBOOK …

NFL TEAM-BY-TEAM GLANCES –

HERE’S THE PATRIOTS, BUCS & COWBOYS

 

In case you were wondering, the Oakland A’s – who have won seven of their last 10 games and now have climbed to within one full game back of Cleveland for that second wild-card berth in the American League – were the only real significant underdog to cash on the Fourth of July with a 7-2 triumph over the visiting Minnesota Twins (- 130).

Otherwise, most of the other fireworks on this festive holiday were reserved for betting favorites such as the Los Angeles Dodgers (-…

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Happy 4th of July, Baseball Fans!
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!

NOW, HERE'S THE HOLIDAY MENU IN MLB PLUS MORE NFL TEAM ACCOUNTS AS WE TACKLE THE BENGALS & 49ERS

Happy 4th of July to one and all ... and make sure to go "over" 73.5 hot dogs eaten by Nathan's champ Joey Chestnut (we're kidding, we're kidding!).

It's the summertime's best holiday and all the Major-League Baseball action gets cranked up good and early with the now-traditional 11 a.m. Eastern time start in the nation's capital - today it's the Miami Marlins at the Washington Nationals (44-41) and, don't look now, but the Nats are 25-10 since May 24th…

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MLB Report: Red Sox in Need of Pre-Break Wins

 

THE BASEBALL REPORT:

WHY THIS WEEK-BEFORE-THE-ALL-STAR GAME

IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT TO THE RED SOX …

NFL TEAM-BY-TEAM ACCOUNTS:

WE TRACK THE DOLPHINS, TITANS & GIANTS …

 

Let’s set the record straight:

The defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox (44-40) didn’t exactly enjoy their time last weekend in jolly old England as the Bosox were trashed by the archrival New York Yankees 17-13 and then 12-8.

The setbacks dropped the Red Sox a whopping 11 games back of the front-running Yankees in the American League East and – for all of you thinking about those AL wild cards – note that Boston is running behind Tampa Bay,…

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Durant, Irving Take the $$$ and Run ... to Brooklyn!

NBA FREE AGENCY OFF-AND-RUNNIN' ...

MLB NEWS & NOTES ...

MORE NFL TEAM-BY-TEAM UPDATES

Who knew? Brooklyn - at least for right now - has become the epicenter of the NBA world, thanks to yesterday's free-agent signings of Kevin Durant (said to be four years for $164 million, but could be bit less) and Kyrie Irving (said to be for $142 million) and three cheers for the Nets for adding C De'Andre Jordan ($10 million a year for the next four years) to the mix.

But don't expect us to pile on the praise for the Nets - a/k/a New York City's "other team"…

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NFL Team-by-Team Reports: Steelers, Cards & Bears

THE JIM HURLEY WEEKEND UPDATE: MORE NFL TEAM-BY-TEAM REPORTS

Hey, what's the buzz? There's NBA Free Agency hitting the fan this weekend plus a whole lot of key Major-League Baseball - all eyes on London for New York Yankees versus Boston Red Sox but don't sleep on the Texas Rangers versus Tampa Bay series either! In today's quickie Jim Sez column, it's more from the NFL ranks.

Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers are winning big with Major League Baseball action each and every day. So, make sure you cash in big at 1-800-323-4453. Pile up the profits as…

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MLB’s Top 5 Managing Jobs This Season

THE MLB REPORT: TOP 5 MANAGERIAL JOBS DONE SO FAR - AND WHAT THEY''VE BEEN WORTH HERE IN THIS 2019 SEASON ...

NFL NOTEBOOK: MORE TEAM-BY-TEAM ACCOUNTS AS WE BRING YOU THE JAGUARS AND ''SKINS

Okay, so it seems that everyone is into "rankings" these days ... so let''s get into the mix and get you our Top 5 Managerial Jobs done so far here in the 2019 season and we''ll let y''all know what these skippers have been worth in terms of wins:

5 - BUD BLACK, Colorado Rockies (42-39, second place in the National League West) ... Remember back…

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MLB 2019: Things We’ve Learned So Far

THE BASEBALL NOTEBOOK - WE'RE (MORE OR LESS) AT THE MIDWAY POINT OF THIS 2019 SEASON AND HERE'S THREE BIG THINGS WE'VE LEARNED ...

NFL TEAM-BY-TEAM REPORT: CHECKIN' OUT THE JETS, PACKERS & FALCONS

Come Monday, we'll be flipping the calendar forward to read July ... and so that means right here / right now pretty much all of the 30 Major-League Baseball teams have played one-half of their 2019 schedule.

Sure, nobody expected the Minnesota Twins (52-27) to be playing .658 ball this late into a season and - on the flip side - who amongst us hard-core baseball fans believed that…

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Our NFL Team-by-Team Looks Starts Today!

BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES ...

OUR NFL TEAM-BY-TEAM SUMMERTIME LOOKS BEGINS TODAY WITH THE BROWNS, CHARGERS & SEAHAWKS

Okay, so we've all been hearing the same names in terms of "trade chips" when it comes to pitchers in Major-League Baseball: Everywhere you turn there's talk that San Francisco's LHP Madison Bumgarner, Toronto's RHP Marcus Stroman and New York Mets' RHP Zack Wheeler will be dealt to contenders and so they all could be getting sent "change-of-address" slips any day now. Let's list the names /odds on them getting dealt prior to the July 31st trade deadline:

MADISON BUMGARNER, San Francisco ... Keep hearing…

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MLB Notebook: Can Dodgers, Rangers Keep Reeling in the Profits?

THE BASEBALL NOTEBOOK: ARE "BETTER-THAN-YOU-THINK" DODGERS AND RANGERS STILL GONNA BE MONEY-MAKERS THE REST OF THE WAY? ...

NFL '19 - THE FIRST LOOK AT THE ODDS TO WIN IT ALL IN SUPER BOWL LIV

Go ahead ...Tell us that this doesn't "feel" like it's the Los Angeles Dodgers' year?

The National League West leaders are fresh off back-to-back-to-back ninth-inning walk-off wins against Colorado - and with three different rookies delivering the game-winning home runs - and so Davey Roberts' crew comes into tonight's game in Arizona with a resounding 54-25 record (a .684 winning percentage).

Now, go ahead and think about it: The…

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NBA Draft and MLB Notes This First Summer Weekend

There's a whole lot brewin' in the sports world as we slide into the first full weekend of summer, so let's get to it all ...

NBAThere's no doubt that many NBA teams drafted the way they did with free agency on their minds - for example, the NBA Draft "host" Brooklyn Nets traded away two different first-round Picks (#17 and #27) in order to clear additional cap space so the franchise could make a major run at both injured F Kevin Durant and PG Kyrie Irving - but if you're just basing a team's success on how they drafted then…

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NBA Draft Stuff Plus Baseball Notes

NBA DRAFT RE-CAPS - ZION GETS ALL THE LOVE AND WHO CAN KEEP UP WITH ALL THOSE TRADES? ...

THE BASEBALL REPORT

Folks, if you didn't know any better than you might have thought last night's NBA Draft was a paid informercial for #1 pick Zion Williamson:

Okay, so the one-and-done Duke megastar surely captivated the country this past 2018-19 campaign - even though he missed a batch of games after "blowing out" his Nike shoe against North Carolina - but the lovefest ESPN displayed toward Williamson was way over the top. Geez, the all-sports network practically followed his every move and we…

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NBA Mock Draft -- Jim Hurley Network Style
NBA MOCK DRAFT!

Okay, so by now you've seen all the names splashed across your big-screen TV or you've eyeballed 'em on the internet:

In any event, everyone seems to know the 1-2-3 order when it comes to tonight's NBA Draft being held in Brooklyn but something's telling us this is gonna be one crazy night soon after the New Orleans Pelicans select Duke's 6-foot-6, 272-pound Zion Williamson with the numero uno pick in this year's draft, Memphis grabs Murray State point guard Ja Morant with the second overall pick and the New York Knicks grab Duke's RJ Barrett at number three.

Enjoy…

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NBA Draft Talk Plus MLB’s Home Losers

NBA DRAFT NEWS & NOTES: IS NEW ORLEANS GONNA MAKE MORE SWAPS? ...

THE BASEBALL REPORT - AMERICAN LEAGUE'S WORST HOME BETS IN 2019

Let's face it ... The city of New Orleans remains the epicenter of this week's NBA Draft. After all, we've already seen the blockbuster deal involving one-time Pelicans' star Anthony Davis headed to the Los Angeles Lakers with N'Orleans nabbing three different first-round draft picks as part of that huge haul.

Now, the Pels are set to select Duke's Zion Williamson with the first pick in this year's draft come Thursday night in Brooklyn plus they could be movers-and-shakers…

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MLB Teams to Watch in the next Few Weeks

THE BASEBALL REPORT -  IS THERE ANYONE FROM "BACK-IN-THE-PACK" THAT CAN MAKE SOME NOISE BEFORE WE GET TO THE ALL-STAR GAME? ...

NBA NEWS & NOTES: THE WAGERING POINT OF VIEW FROM THE ANTHONY DAVIS-TO-LA LAKERS DEAL

Here's the lowdown, we're three weeks out from this year's Major-League Baseball All-Star Game (in Cleveland) and the thought has crossed our minds as to what teams from "back-in-the-pack" might be able to make up some significant ground between now and July 8th.

If you digested all the weekend results, you saw that Boston and Cleveland swept weekend sets on the road at Baltimore and at…

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Baseball’s Key Stats Plus NBA Win it All Odds Too

THE MLB REPORT - HERE'S SOME "CATCH-YOUR-EYE" STATS ...

THE NBA UPDATE: RAPTORS REIGN SUPREME BUT WHO'S THE EARLY-BIRD FAVORITE TO WIN IT ALL IN 2019-2020? ...

NBA DRAFT NEWS / NOTES INCLUDES A FORECAST OF MANY 1ST-ROUND DEALS

In another 10 days-or-so, we'll have reached the halfway point of this here-and-now 2019 Major-League Baseball season - really, time is flying by - and so it's a good time to catch up on some of what we'll call "catch-your-eye" stats:

In the American League ...The Tampa Bay Rays are an AL-best 23-10 away this year - that's a sizzling .697 winning rate -…

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Hats Off To The Raptors!
THE NBA FINALS

HISTORY-MAKING RAPTORS WIN FIRST-EVER TITLE (AND THEY FINISH THE YEAR ON A SPIFFY 8-2 POINTSPREAD RUN!) ...

THE BASEBALL UPDATE: DODGERS, RED SOX ON DIFFERENT MONEY TRAILS THIS YEAR

Go figure. The NBA's one-and-only team that hails from Canada now is in possession of the "LOB" - as in Larry O'Brien Trophy - and nobody's talkin' about dynasties today.

The Golden State Warriors - who may or may not be finished in terms of runs to the NBA Finals after making five straight trips to the ultimate playoff round - were worn out, short-handed and generally beaten down by the time…

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NBA Finals -- Dubs Try to Stay Alive in Oracle Finale
THE NBA FINALS - ARE WE HEADED TOWARDS A GAME 7 OR WILL THE RAPTORS WRAP IT UP TONITE? ...THE BASEBALL REPORT - TRACKING A TRIO OF BIG-TIME 4-GAME SERIES THAT BEGIN THIS EVENING

This 2019 NBA Finals has been full of major twists and turns ... and it ain't over yet!

In tonight's Game 6 in soon-to-be finished Oracle Arena we'll find out whether there's more bounce in the legs of the Toronto Raptors or the host Golden State Warriors - both teams comin' off "bounce-back games" (if you will) as Toronto attempts to bounce back from that painful 106-105 loss…

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Warriors Still Have a Pulse with Game 5 Win
THE NBA FINALS REPORT - WARRIORS STAY ALIVE WITH GUTTY 106-105 GAME 5 WIN

Go ahead ... tell us an NBA Finals game in your lifetime that's been dissected more than this Game 5 clash between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors.

Heck, this one's a "Monday morning quarterback" special for sure considering the season-ending injury to G-State's Kevin Durant - we told you it was an Achilles Heel injury for weeks now, right? - the faux time out called in the game's final three-plus minutes by Toronto's first-year head coach Nick Nurse and the epic comeback by the two-time…

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Will Raptors Win the NBA Crown Tonight?

THE NBA FINALS - WILL RAPTORS BE CROWNED THE NEW CHAMPS (AND WILL THEY COVER THE 2-POINT PRICE TONIGHT)? ...

THE BASEBALL REPORT: THE BLUE JAYS - YES, THAT OTHER TEAM IN TORONTO PLAYING THESE DAYS - ARE REAL MONEY BURNERS IN 2019

It's been one of the really great sports stories in years, even if it's happened outside the continental U.S.A.:

A Toronto Raptors' franchise - one that's in its 24th year of existence, no less - is sitting here just one win away from its first-ever NBA championship.

Better yet, the Raptors have overcome being down in all of their Eastern Conference…

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