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NFL Week 7 Previews Are Here

NFL WEEK 7 SUNDAY SHOWDOWNS

Rise and shine! The NFL Week 7 menu gets started bright and early as "London's calling" with a 9:30 a.m. Eastern time kickoff between the Tennessee Titans against the suddenly-surging Los Angeles Chargers - enjoy your cereal and coffee with that clash and then check out what else is on the Sunday docket:

CAROLINA (3-2) at PHILADELPHIA (3-3) - 1 p.m. ET, Fox The defending Super Bowl champs have burnt their backers thus far with a sub-par 2-4 ATS (against the spread) log but maybe last Thursday's easy 34-13 win/cover at the 2-point underdog New York Giants…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting NFL Week 7

Not much drama in that ugly Denver-Arizona game Thursday night that kickoff the new week of NFL action. Certainly some better games on tap the rest of the way. Time to look at how sharps (professional wagerers) have been betting this week’s pro football action. Note that there are byes this week for: Green Bay, Oakland, Pittsburgh, and Seattle. (At least the Vegas-bound Raiders won’t lose this week!)

Games are presented in Nevada Rotation order. Please note that the first game will be played overseas, meaning no home field advantage is factored into the line.

SUNDAY

TENNESSEE VS. THE LA CHARGERS (In London,…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Quarterback Conundrums

We’ve reached the point in the season where many college and pro football teams start to give up the fight because their quarterbacks are so bad. We saw that to a degree with the Arizona Cardinals Thursday night. Josh Rosen threw an early touchdown pass to the wrong team…and then ANOTHER one…and his teammates went into the tank.

Buffalo has done that a few times with Nathan Peterman, who can’t stop throwing interceptions. He’s back in the picture after Josh Allen suffered an elbow injury in Houston last week. You could argue that the Jacksonville defense threw in the towel in…

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College Football’s 6-Pack: ’Bama-Tennessee Heads Up the Show

COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S MARQUEE MATCHUPS - IT'S A SATURDAY SIX-PACK FEATURING #1 ALABAMA, #2 OHIO STATE AND #3 CLEMSON

'Round and 'round we go - the College Football Playoffs are still two-plus months down the line and everyone - and we mean everyone - is reserving a spot for #1 Alabama but there's still CFP berths to be won and this weekend's edition of the Saturday Six-Pack will go a long way in determining who's got the inside tracks. Here's the best of the best on this Saturday sked and do remember that ...

Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting Late Week Football

Not exactly a bunch of dream matchups in football the next few days. But, sharps (professional wagerers) aren’t betting for entertainment. They’re betting to make money! Let’s see how the Wise Guys have been betting Thursday and Friday night football, along with marquee matchups Saturday in the colleges. I’ll be back at the usual time Friday afternoon to look at the rest of the NFL.

 

THURSDAY NFL

DENVER AT ARIZONA: Some spots opened Arizona a slight favorite. Money hit the Broncos instantly at those stores, causing stragglers to open more toward pick-em or Denver -1. The line did get as high as…

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NFL Week 7: Can Broncos Reel In This Fast-Fade Season?

NFL WEEK 7 IS HERE - BRONCOS AT CARDINALS IN TRUE S.O.S. AFFAIR FOR THE ROADSTERS ...

THE BEST AWAY BETS IN THE NFL (SO FAR) IN 2018 ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S STREAKERS

Maybe you've checked it out already but "if the season was to end today" than the #1 and #2 seeds in the NFC would be the Los Angeles Rams and the New Orleans Saints, respectively; in the AFC they'd be the Kansas City Chiefs and then the tie-break winner between New England/Miami/Cincinnati/Baltimore.

Note that nowhere up above is there any mention of the Denver Broncos - the Super Bowl winner just three…

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Network Notebook: Comparing ATS Extremes in the NFL

Six games into the 2018 pro football season, only one team is undefeated against the point spread. That’s the surprising Kansas City Chiefs, who have taken the NFL by storm with a slew of great performances against a tough schedule. Their most recent cover was this past Sunday night as an underdog of 3.5 points in a 43-40 loss at New England. That brought KC to 6-0 ATS.

There are no teams at 0-6 ATS out of the gate this season. And, only one team has failed to cover five times. That’s the Houston Texans, who are 1-5 ATS. Their only…

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Checkin’ Out the Undefeated College Teams Spreadwise

 

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPDATE:

ARE THE UNBEATENS OUT THERE

ALSO CASHING YOUR BETS? …

OUR JIM SEZ COLLEGE FOOTBALL TOP 10 …

THE NBA IS BACK – AND HERE’S THE WIN-IT-ALL ODDS …

NFL NEWS /NOTES:

RODGERS AND THE PACK

 

In case you’re wondering, there are still eight (8) remaining undefeated teams out there in College Football-land – that’s Alabama, Cincinnati, Clemson, N.C. State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, UCF and USF – and there’s still a shot that four of ‘em will stay perfect right into the next edition of the College Football Playoffs.

But that’s not our numero uno concern right here and right now:

No, we want…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Market Overrating Most Top College Teams

It was a sight to behold. I still can’t quite believe it myself and I’ve been following college football for a very, very long time. This past Saturday, Alabama…the #1 team in the nation…was barely able to cover its point spread as a big favorite against Missouri. The rest of the top 10? Nobody could cover a spread!

Well, #4 Clemson had a bye week. So, everybody who PLAYED was overrated by betting markets. Most by quite a bit. First let’s look at the carnage. Then, the Dean of Sports Handicapping will discuss why it happened.

 

#2 Georgia (-7.5) lost at LSU…

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Our NFL Week 6 Recaps Plus It’s 49ers at the Pack Tonight

THE NFL WEEK 6 RECAPS PLUS IT'S 49ERS AT PACKERS IN MNF ...

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT: FOUR MORE TOP 10 TEAMS GET DUNKED

Let's just say that sudden live moves in NFL Week 6 didn't exactly pan out for the teams that were takin' the cash and it all began last Thursday Night when the Philadelphia Eagles dropped from a solid 3-point road favorite at the New York Giants down to 1.5 or 2 points (depending on your locale) before the Birds absolutely smashed the Jints 34-13 ... then it's onto Sunday:

The Cleveland Browns were everyone's darlings - we watched a…

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The NFL Week 6 Report -- Chiefs-Pats Headlines Monster Day/Nite

 

 

HERE ARE SUNDAY’S KEY

NFL WEEK 6 PREVIEWS

 

Hey, if we’ve learned anything at all about the National Football League all these years it’s that your opinion can change in a heartbeat regarding any single squad in the 32-team league … the Philadelphia Eagles (3-3) are perfect proof ‘cause they’re alive and well in the NFC East following their Thursday Night Football blowout win at the 2-point underdog New York Giants … a big-time Jim Hurley Network winner … now as we head into Week 6 it’s time to find out more about the unbeaten KC Chiefs and LA Rams.

 

Now hear this…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting NFL Week 6

Another loss for Eli Manning and the New York Giants kicked off a new weekend of NFL action. Philadelphia finally started looking like the defending Super Bowl champs on offense. A few sharps lost big with the G-men. Many others are much more invested in what’s coming up Sunday and Monday. Let’s take a look.

 

SUNDAY

ARIZONA AT MINNESOTA: Not much happening in a game where it’s hard to love either side. An opener of Minnesota -10.5 has been bet down to -10 at most spots. Maybe we’ll see a tug-of-war between those lines through the weekend. The public wants to bet…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Handicapping the MLB Championship Series

The schedule has been laid out nicely for us to spend some more time talking about the Major League Baseball postseason. The NLCS featuring the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers begins Friday night. The ALCS with the defending World Champion Houston Astros facing the Boston Red Sox begins Saturday night.

Today’s coursework will focus on handicapping those two matchups. Then, I’ll try to squeeze in one more baseball discussion before the World Series begins in about a week-and-a-half.

To me, the single biggest key to handicapping BOTH of these LCS matchups will involve how much exposure the offenses get to key…

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NFL Week 6 -- Eagles Cruise in Jersey

NFL WEEK 6 IS HERE - EAGLES SPANK HEARTLESS GIANTS, 34-13 ...

OUR COLLEGE FOOTBALL SATURDAY 6-PACK: WHY #2 GEORGIA, # 5 NOTRE DAME AND #10 UCF (AMONG OTHERS) BETTER BE REALLY CAREFUL THIS WEEKEND

The doom-and-gloom crowd was out following last night's never-in-doubt 34-13 win/cover by the Philadelphia Eagles over the 2-point underdog New York Giants.

We were reminded that since 1990 - when the current NFL playoff format went into place - only one team (see the 2015 Kansas City Chiefs) started off a season at 1-5 SU (straight-up) and wound up making it to the post-season. The NY Giants…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting Late Week Football

A great historical divisional rivalry featuring the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants kicks off a new weekend of football. I’ll start our look at Thursday, Friday, and marquee Saturday action right there. Then, I’ll be back with you Friday afternoon to look at sharp betting in the rest of this week’s NFL.

 

THURSDAY NFL

PHILADELPHIA AT THE NY GIANTS: I held back a little on the release of today’s report because it looks like it’s going to be rainy Thursday night in the Meadowlands. Wanted to see if the Wise Guys hit the Under. Hasn’t happened yet. And, it may not…

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Eagles-Giants Kick Off NFL Week 6 Action Plus College Kids Too

THE NFL WEEK 6 REPORT -EAGLES-GIANTS DUKE IT OUT TONIGHT IN KEY NFC EAST CLASH ...

OUR UP-TO-THE-MINUTE NFL POINTSPREAD STANDINGS ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS /NOTES: WEEKNIGHT ACTION AHEAD

Folks, we're starting to wonder if a .500 mark will be good enough to win the woe-be-gone NFC East this year ... go ahead and check out the standings and you'll see that the Washington Redskins at 2-and-2 are sitting atop the division but don't you dare bury Dallas (2-3), Philadelphia (2-3) or even the New York Football Giants (1-4). And tonight from MetLife Stadium it's time to see if the defending champs can…

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Network Notebook: Is Notre Dame For Real?

After benching struggling quarterback Brandon Wimbush in favor of Ian Book, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have looked very much like a legitimate threat to reach the Final Four college football playoffs.

If they run the table, there’s no way the committee would keep them out! One of Alabama or Georgia has to lose because they’d play each other in the SEC Championship game if keep winning. And, there’s certainly a chance for either of those two, or Ohio State or Clemson to drop a game along the way.

Of course, there’s also a chance for Notre Dame to get upset too.…

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College Football’s Best Values

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPDATE:WHAT TEAMS HAVE OFFERED UP GREAT VALUE THE FIRST HALF OF '18? ...

OUR JIM SEZ COLLEGE TOP 10 ...

NFL NEWS & NOTES: BREES GETS THE ALL-TIME PASSING RECORD BUT HOW ABOUT THREE CHEERS FOR THE SURGING SAINTS?

Believe it or not, we're pretty much at the midway point of this here-and-now 2018 College Football season and - in case you've missed it - there's been a slew of teams that have offered up great value along the way whether they be undersold as underdog sides or maybe the good folks in Las Vegas simply have not "believed" in…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Don’t Fall for Short-Term Trends

Normally our focus here in my Advanced College of Sports Betting and Handicapping is on things you can do to make yourself a smarter investor. Today, we’re going to talk about something NOT to do.

If you’ve been paying attention to sports betting media, or even mainstream media the past few days, you’ve heard a lot of raving about short term trends. Home underdogs had a great day in the NFL Sunday, including outright wins by Cleveland and Buffalo. Favorites are on an amazing run in the Major League Baseball Playoffs so far. Baseball underdogs didn’t cash until Milwaukee and Atlanta…

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KC Chiefs Back at 5-and-Oh -- Again

THE NFL WEEK 5 REPORT - PLAY IT AGAIN AS KC STAYS PERFECT WHILE DEFENDING CHAMP EAGLES LOOK AWFUL ...

MNF QUICKIE PREVIEW: SKINS-SAINTS SQUARE OFF IN N'ORLEANS

Talk about how history repeats itself!

Last year on this very day - October 8, 2017 - we here at Jim Sez wrote all about how the Kansas City Chiefs were "perfect" with a 5-0 SU (straight-up) and 5-0 ATS (against the spread) record following a 42-34 win at Houston. Remember?

Well, here we are writing a very similar script after the KC Chiefs bombed Jacksonville 30-14 on Sunday afternoon at rainy / noisy Arrowhead Stadium…

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Our NFL Week 5 Key Tilts

THE JIM SEZ REPORT: HERE ARE SUNDAY'S NFL WEEK 5 KEY GAMES

It hasn't taken long - just one-fourth of this here-and-now NFL season, in fact - to discover that unpredictability still rules the roost when it comes to the league where they play for pay:

Who amongst you out there thought that 25 percent into this season the combo of Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Minnesota and Philadelphia would have combined for only five total SU (straight-up) wins ... out of 16 total games! And don't forget this quartet heads into NFL Week 5 play at 4-11-1 ATS (against the spread). Funny thing, of…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting NFL Week 5

New England beat Indianapolis 38-24 Thursday night to put the first NFL game of Week Five in the books. Let’s see how sharps (professional wagerers) are betting the rest of the card. I’ll go through the games in official Nevada Rotation order so you can makes notes in your schedules. We have two “bye” teams once again this week. Chicago and Tampa Bay are off after playing each other last Sunday. (Tampa Bay played that game like it had a bye last week!)

 

SUNDAY

BALTIMORE AT CLEVELAND: We’ve been sitting on Baltimore -3 all week. More people are betting the Ravens at…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Evaluating Defense in the Current NFL

It’s very clear that offseason rules changes have helped offenses become much more efficient and productive in the NFL. Scoring is up. Interestingly, points off defensive and special teams touchdowns are going down because there are fewer high impact interceptions, or sacks where the QB fumbles and the ball is run in for a score. Even with THAT, scoring is up.

You regulars know that I spend a lot of time emphasizing offensive PLAYMAKERS and GAMEBREAKERS in my process. I’m not going to change. But, I do believe that what will separate you from the market the rest of the season…

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College Football’s Under-The-Radar Squads

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKEND - WE'RE CHECKIN' OUT THE UNDER-THE-RADAR TEAMS PLAYING BIG GAMES ON THIS FIRST SATURDAY IN OCTOBER ...

OUR NFL WEEK 5 NOTEBOOK: ANOTHER THURSDAY NITE ROAD TEAM BITES THE DUST

Like it or not, this 2018 College Football season ain't just about Alabama and Georgia and Clemson and Ohio State ... there's a batch of what we'll call "under-the-radar" teams out there really making their own marks on the gridiron and so let's spend a few moments detailing what's straight ahead for a few of them on this Saturday:

TULANE (2-3) at CINCINNATI (5-0) - 12 p.m. ET, ESPNU…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting Late Week Football

A new week of football is ready to kick off. Time for our look at late-week football betting (Thursday/Friday), and the handful of Saturday’s college marquee matchups.

 

THURSDAY NFL

INDIANAPOLIS AT NEW ENGLAND: New England opened on the key number of -10. It’s been bet up to -10.5 at many spots, and might go as high as -11 before kickoff if the public believes Tom Brady and the Pats are back in form. Old school sharps like taking double digit dogs. Some are already in on the Colts at +10.5. They’d buy some more if +11 comes into play. Big drop on…

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Are the Patriots a Forgotten Team in This Year’s NFL?

 

LET’S GET NFL WEEK 5 KICKED OFF –

IT’S COLTS VS. PATS IN PRIME-TIMER …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT:

EXAMINING A HANDFUL OF FIRST-YEAR HEAD COACHES

(AND TELLING YOU WHAT’S GONE WRONG!) …

THE MLB DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF SERIES

 

Just think about it:

We are now one-quarter through this here-and-now 2018 NFL season and all the buzz surrounds the undefeated Los Angeles Rams (yes, now the favorites to win it all, according to the good people in Las Vegas), Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes and the new/improved Chicago Bears’ defense that may well deserve a new “Monster of the Midway” type moniker.

The New England Patriots?

Hmm, they’ve pretty much been…

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Stay Tuned to See if KC Chiefs are For Real

THE NFL REPORT - KC'S MAHOMES ALL THE RAGE, BUT DO WE KNOW IF THESE CHIEFS ARE FOR REAL? ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RUNDOWN: RIVALRY GAMES DOT THE SATURDAY SKED WITH LSU-FLORIDA, OKLAHOMA-TEXAS AND FLORIDA STATE-MIAMI HOGGING THE HEADLINES

Geez, less than 24 hours removed from the Kansas City Chiefs' come-from-behind 27-23 win at the 3.5-point underdog Denver Broncos, we had eyeballed at least three different TV stories/features on second-year KC slinger Patrick Mahomes. Shoot, the guy may or may not wind up being this generation's Brett Favre - with a bit of Russell Wilson mixed in - but gotta be wondering if…

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Network Notebook: Stat Handicapping for MLB Playoffs

We’ve moved our report up a day this week because JIM HURLEY wanted to provide some guidance for handicapping this month’s Major League Baseball playoffs. Those officially start Tuesday night with the National League Wildcard game matching the Colorado Rockies and the Chicago Cubs. The AL “play-in” game will be Wednesday night when the Oakland A’s visit the New York Yankees.

Waiting in the wings…

NL: Atlanta at the LA Dodgers, Milwaukee vs. Tuesday night’s winner

AL: Cleveland at Houston, Boston vs. Wednesday night’s winner

You longtime readers know that JIM HURLEY’S NETWORK covers sports from a variety of different angles. We have scouts…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Handicapping the MLB Postseason

As promised, I’m back today to talk about handicapping the Major League Baseball playoffs. Things are a bit complicated this year…with a pair of rare “Game 163” spots for tie-breakers in both the NL Central and NL West divisions scheduled for Monday afternoon. Oddly, neither of the tie-breakers is an elimination game. Teams have to bust their butts just for seeding purposes!

I’ll have to see what happens with pitcher performance in those games to determine if those will be a monkey wrench for our normal handicapping. For now, I’m going to focus on my traditional handicapping strategies.

You regular students here…

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Steelers Slump to 1-2-1 Start

NFL WEEK 4 - STEELERS SPANKED SUNDAY NITE BY RAVENS, 26-14, PLUS IT'S A KC-DENVER MONDAY NIGHT PREVIEW & MORE ...

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT

Folks, you have to go all the way back to the 2003 season to find the last time the Pittsburgh Steelers suffered through a losing (see 6-10) campaign ... and it sure seems as if 2018 is gonna be a bumpy road for the guys in black-and-gold.

Start with the fact their superstar RB Le'Veon Bell is still MIA - and losing out on $850 K per game check - through these first four weeks of the here-and-now…

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The NFL Week 4 Menu -- Can Fish Stay Perfect?

 

 

THE NFL WEEK 4 REPORT –

SUNDAY’S SIZZLING SHOWDOWNS

PLUS, THERE’S LOTS MORE

 

It’s always fun to see who the “last man standing” will be in terms of the final unbeaten NFL squad left – right now by virtue of Thursday’s 38-31 win/push the Los Angeles Rams are the league’s only 4-0 SU (straight-up) team – as both the Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs will enter Week 4 play at 3-and-oh.

Hey, it doesn’t necessarily mean that perfection through several NFL weeks will equate into a Super Bowl appearance but it surely helps the cause and so with all this said let’s check…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting NFL Week 4

Back for my weekly look at how sharps (professional wagerers) are betting Sunday and Monday NFL. As always, I’ll take the matchups in Nevada Rotation order so you can make notes in your schedules. Already byes this week…Carolina and Washington are off.

 

SUNDAY

MIAMI AT NEW ENGLAND: This one surprised some people. New England has looked so bad the past two weeks that the Patriots only opened at -7. This line would have been double digits before the season started. Maybe as high as -12 to -13 if the Dolphins had struggled. Instead, Miami is the sharp side at seven! Not much…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Handicapping Conference Games

We’ve reached the point in the college football season where most games involve teams in the same conference going head-to-head. Of course, the major independents aren’t in conferences. So, there are still interesting non-conference games like Stanford/Notre Dame and BYU/Washington to handicap this week. But, for the most part, the dynamics of conference action will loom very large.

What separates “conference” games from “non-conference” games in terms of my personal handicapping philosophy? There’s no difference when it comes to PLAYMAKERS and GAMEBREAKERS. You’re still going to stay on top of those key players first and foremost. But, THE MOTIVATION FACTOR can…

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Rams 38, Vikings 31 in Week 4 Lidlifter

 

NFL WEEK 4 –

RAMS GO TO 4-AND-OH

BUT IT’S “PUSH CITY” SPREADWISE …

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL RUNDOWN:

SATURDAY QUICK-HITTER PREVIEWS

 

Okay, so we asked you the question in the last Jim Sez … would the Los Angeles Rams stay “absolutely perfect” with last night’s home game against the Minnesota Vikings?

The answer was both yes … and no.

The Rams’ high-octane offense was purring big-time behind smooth-as-silk third-year QB Jared Goff (see 465 yards passing with 5 TDs) in the highly-entertaining 38-31 win but the NFC West squad “pushed” as 7-point betting favs and so that leaves the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins as the…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting Late Week Football

Time for our look at late-week (Thursday/Friday) football betting, and Saturday’s college marquee matchups. Here’s what sharps (professional wagerers) have been doing so far in the games you’ll be watching on TV.

 

THURSDAY NFL

MINNESOTA AT THE LA RAMS: An opener of Rams -7 is sitting on that number today. But, it’s not true that the line has stayed frozen all week. Early sharp money on Minnesota did bring the game down to -6.5. The public loves the Rams. And, some sharp influences do as well…they came in when they saw that 6.5. I’m not sure if this will stick all day,…

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Vikings-Rams Clash Tonight on Left Coast

THE NFL WEEK 4 UPDATE -RAMS LOOK TO STAY ABSOLUTELY PERFECT WITH PRIME-TIME TILT AGAINST THE VIKINGS ...

OUR COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK

Go ahead and check it out: There are only three teams in the National Football League that are still "perfect" as we head towards Week 4 action.

The Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams and Miami Dolphins are each 3-0 SU (straight-up) and 3-0 ATS (against the spread) after three full weeks of play and this evening we're gonna find out whether or not the Rams can be the first squad to 4-0 SU / ATS ... but now hear this:

Last…

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Network Notebook: Rookie Quarterbacks All Over NFL

It was one thing when you only had to deal with Sam Darnold of the New York Jets. Rookie quarterbacks can be very volatile (or just horrible!). You can pick your spots here and there…taking or fading one rookie in a 32-team league.

Then Josh Allen of Buffalo was promoted to starter after Nathan Peterman lived down to his past non-expectations. Two rookies, but both in the same division.

Now, Baker Mayfield has won the starting job in Cleveland with a great second half in relief of Tyrod Taylor against Darnold’s Jets last Thursday. And, Josh Rosen became the new starter in…

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NFL Week 3 Wraps up With Steelers Win/Cover (and an Over Winner for Jim Hurley)

 

 

THE NFL WEEK 3 REPORT –

STEELERS RING THE BELL WITH A 30-27 WIN OVER THE BUCS …

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT:

OUR UP-TO-MINUTE JIM SEZ TOP 10 PLUS

SNEAK PEEK AT THIS WEEKEND’S MARQUEE MATCHUPS

 

Breaking news …

The Pittsburgh Steelers no longer have a big, fat zero in their “W” column thanks to Monday Night’s entertaining (if penalty-filled) 30-27 win at the 1-point favorite Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

So, bust out your “terrible towels” – yes, there were plenty of them inside Raymond James Stadium for the Week 3 road win just as there were thousands of ‘em way back in Super Bowl 43 when QB…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Watch for QB Extremes in NFL

New rules changes that have helped NFL offenses are about to create some mismatches on the field of play. We started to see the early signs of that this past weekend. It’s about to become more dramatic. Be sure you’re ready!

What am I talking about? You surely know it’s easier to move the ball through the air this season in pro football. Anything resembling a late hit is getting called. If a pass rusher looks at the quarterback funny, he gets a 15-yard penalty. Scoring has trended up (though the market has adjusted a bit). Luckily for sports bettors, this…

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Steelers Look to Get on Right Track Tonite in Tampa Bay
Jim Hurley Scores Another Winning NFL Sunday!Blue Ribbon 2-0 With the Ravens and Colts!Hotline 2-1 with outright wins with Redskins and Saints, losing with 49'ers.Late Info play scores with Seahawks (-1) over Cowboys 24-13!

THE NFL WEEK 3 REPORT: TROUBLE IN PARADISE? AFC POWERS NEW ENGLAND AND J'VILLE LOSE SUNDAY, IS PITTSBURGH NEXT TONIGHT? ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK FEATURES POINTSPREAD BREAKDOWN (AND OREGON'S BREAKDOWN TOO!)

Just months ago, the New England Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars and Pittsburgh Steelers were considered the cream of the AFC crop - remember they played each other in a form of round-robin in last year's playoffs: Jacksonville bested Pittsburgh…

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Tracking the NFL’s Winless Teams in Week 3

 

NFL WEEK 3 –

HOT PREVIEWS AHEAD

AS WE FOCUS ON THE “DESPERATE” 0-AND-2 TEAMS

 

There are seven of ‘em … seven NFL teams that enter Sunday’s NFL Week 3 card with 0-2 SU (straight-up) records. Go to 0-3 and you can just about forget any/all post-season aspirations.

Folks, we’ve long held the belief that means desperation time has sunk in for these clubs – especially for those 0-2 teams that considered themselves possible/probable playoff teams prior to the start of the season.

Among them are the New York Giants, the Houston Texans, the Seattle Seahawks and the Detroit Lions – they all entered 2018…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting NFL Week 3

Back for my weekly look at how sharps (professional wagerers) are betting Sunday and Monday NFL. As always, I’ll take the matchups in Nevada Rotation order so you can make notes in your schedules.

 

SUNDAY

INDIANAPOLIS AT PHILADELPHIA: Already a tug-of-war between Philadelphia -6.5 and Indianapolis +7. Carson Wentz will be the starter for the Eagles after a long injury layoff. Nobody knows for sure how sharp he’s going to be. Colts impressed many with a solid road win at Washington last week. It’s mostly sharps on the Colts +7, and they’ll keep taking the full seven if squares (the public) bet…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Big Edges in Smaller Conferences

This weekend’s college football schedule is lousy. You’ve probably noticed that already. Instead of being excited about betting TV games, the general public is deciding whether or not to even turn the TV on Saturday. How can something like Stanford/Oregon be the showcase in prime time? Wisconsin at Iowa? That should be the third option in the earliest TV window.

I’m confident that YOU aren’t thinking like that. If you’re a student here in my College of Advanced Sports Betting and Handicapping, you don’t bet for entertainment. You bet to make money. That said, even many of you may have fallen…

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Browns Roar Back for First Win in 635 Days!

THE JIM SEZ WEEKEND UPDATE - BROWNS KICK OFF NFL WEEK 3 WITH A COME-FROM-BEHIND PRIME-TIME WIN (YES, A BROWNS WIN, WE SAID!) ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S OUTSIDE-THE-TOP-25 KEY MATCHUPS

Score one for the Cleveland Browns ... and those Las Vegas numbers-crunchers that listed the Brownies as 3-point betting favorites prior to last night's come-from-behind 21-17 victory over the stumbling/bumbling New York Jets.

If we told y'all during the week just how many folks told us the "wrong team was favored" then we'd be living in the French Alps but the fact is the Jets - playing a third game in 11 days -…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting Late Week Football

The late-week (Thursday/Friday) college football schedule is starting to pick up. So, my Thursday reports will now feature all Thursday and Friday board games (including the NFL). Then, I’ll come back at the usual time on Fridays to run through how sharps are betting Sunday and Monday action in pro football.

 

THURSDAY NFL

NY JETS AT CLEVELAND: Clear tug-of-war here between Cleveland -3 and the NY Jets +3.5. Most stores are settling at Cleveland -3 with -120 vigorish (you have to lay 12 to win 10 instead of the standard 11/10). The Jets +3 is even money at that price. A lot…

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Jets at Browns Kick Starts NFL Week 4 Plus Our College Goodies

 

 

IT’S JETS VS. BROWNS TO OPEN NFL WEEK 3 ACTION …

THE COLLEGE GRIDIRON REPORT:

OUR JIM SEZ TOP 10 PLUS MUCH MORE!

 

Weeks before this here-and-now 2018 NFL season ever started, folks were wondering about just how the New York Jets would handle the start of their campaign:

Three games in a span of 11 days would test any NFL team but this is a squad starting a 21-year-old quarterback – the youngest player ever to start at that position in league history – and that would be a major challenge but then the J-E-T-S pummeled TD-favored Detroit 48-17 in a Week 1…

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Network Notebook: Public Falling Prey to Media Hype

JIM HURLEY has a quick question for you. Would the #8 team in the country in college football only beat Ball State 24-16 and Vanderbilt 22-17 at home? Seems pretty insane, right? But, you know that happened. Notre Dame is the #8 team in the nation, despite not impressing in its last two home games.

Michigan State? Carried a respectful ranking down to Tempe to face Arizona State. Went back to East Lansing with a loss. Most of the Big Ten has a result it’s embarrassed about. That’s the conference with the huge TV contracts with ESPN, ABC, and FOX. Notre…

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College Football’s Perfect Spread Sides

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT - ALL HAIL THE 3-AND-OH SPREAD TEAMS …

NFL NEWS & NOTES: GOING AGAINST LEAGUE'S FIRST-YEAR HEAD COACHES AIN'T GETTING YOU RICH!

Okay, so we're quite sure it comes as no big surprise that everyone's #1 team in College Football - the Alabama Crimson Tide - is a perfect 3-0 ATS (against the spread) to start off this here-and-now 2018 campaign … but you might be a bit stunned to find some of the other teams that have roared their way out of the starting gate with 3-oh spread marks. Here's the rundown with some quick-hitter comments on…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Look for Rust after Hurricane Postponements

Several college football teams endured an unscheduled week off when hurricane Florence stormed ashore in the Carolinas last week. Smart handicappers will anticipate rustiness from all programs involved in those postponements or cancellations.

Why? Because an early-season break is the WORST possible time in the schedule in terms of developing rhythm, consistency, and confidence. Coaches learned this a few years ago. You long time bettors might recall that some coaches would delay the starts of their season thinking an extra week or practice would help. Others would take a break in Week Two or Week Three. What those coaches learned is…

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Seahawks vs. Bears Wrap Up NFL Week 2 Play
Network Hotline Sweeps 5-0 This Weekend! Blue Ribbon Adds 3 More Winners

THE NFL WEEK 2 REPORT - COWBOYS CRUSH G-MEN ON SUNDAY NITE ... PLUS, OUR MNF PREVIEW: SEAHAWKS-BEARS WILL CLASH IN CHITOWN ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKEND WRAPUP: MORE DOUBLE-DIGIT DOGS STEALING THE SHOW

No matter how you slice it, NFL Week 2 has been really rough on former Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks ... check it out:

Five-time Super Bowl winner QB Tom Brady of the New England Patriots took more than a few hits in his team's 30-21 loss in Jacksonville;

Two-time Super Bowl winner QB Ben Roethlisberger and his Steelers were beaten 42-37…

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