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Jim Hurley Network Blue Ribbon Basketball Club
BLUE RIBBON is not just team work… IT’S LEGWORK, SPADEWORK AND HOMEWORK… Tons of it.

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Jim Hurley Jim Hurley Wednesday Hoops Consensus Play
The Basketball Schedules Are Loaded Tonight, But Jim Hurley Goes To His Network Consensus For His Best Play Plus Bonus Play.

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Richie Baccellieri Richie B. NBA Gift Game of the Week
Wednesday I’’ll win my strongest NBA play this week! The points never come into play in this "Gift Game"

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Kelso Sturgeon Kelso Wednesday Best Bet College Hoops - now 7-0
My Best Bets Basketball Club Is 7-0 In Its Last Seven College Releases And Is Going For 2 More Power Play Winners Tonight

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Kelso Sturgeon Kelso Wednesday 2-Team 50 Unit NBA Parlay
There Are Nine NBA Games On Tonight’s Schedule And Two Of Them Are In The Perfect Spots To Win Big And I Am Combining Them In A 50-Unit Parlay

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Jim Hurley Network Wednesday NBA Power Plays
Network Wednesday NBA Power Plays. A Busy Wednesday With 9 Games - You’ll Win My Best Plays

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Blog Headlines

Jim Sez Looks at the NFL Stretch Drive

THE NFL REPORT - WHAT'S STRAIGHT AHEAD FOR A BATCH OF TEAMS THESE FINAL THREE WEEKS ...

PLUS, WE KICK OFF OUR COLLEGE BOWL BONANZA WITH SOME KEY POINTSPREAD DITTIES ...

JIM HURLEY SMASHES THE BOOKS WITH NFL WEEK 14 WINNERS AS DOLPHINS & UNDER SWEEPS IN MNF (AND EAGLES, BRONCOS, 49ERS AND CARDS CASH TOO!)

Okay, so what did New England's lackluster 27-20 loss at 10.5-point home underdog Miami really mean in the grand scheme of things as we head towards the final three weeks/weekends of regular-season play in this National Football League season?

Simply put, there's no more "wiggle room" for Bill…

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Losing Your Leader and Moving Forward in the NFL

As we head down the final weeks of the NFL regular season we see a few teams that will be forced to move on without the leader on their offense or defense.  The biggest injury happened last week in Los Angeles as the NFC leading Philadelphia Eagles lost QB Carson Wentz to a knee injury.  Initially, Wentz walked off the field and didn’t even appear to be limping. However, we now know that Wentz will miss the rest of the season with that injury. Wentz becomes just the third QB in NFL history to lead his team to 11 wins,…

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Jim Sez Week 14 Recap and Monday Night Preview

Another Winning Weekend For Jim Hurley! Swept Side & Total in Saturday's Army-Navy game!Cashlime Football 2-0 Sunday with Eagles and Broncos as outright winners!Blue Ribbon goes 2-1 with 49'ers and Cardinals as outright winners!Caps the day with Sunday Night Prime Time winner as Ravens (+4.5) cover at Steelers 38-39!

NFL WEEK 14: PATS IN PRIME-TIME BASH WITH THE FISH PLUS ALL THE KEY NEWS/NOTES FROM SUNDAY INCLUDING SEASON-ENDING WENTZ INJURY ...

HEISMAN '18: AN EARLY PREDICTION

It's the AFC version of "Keeping up with the Joneses"!

Last night the Pittsburgh Steelers (11-2) slugged their way to yet another last-minute prime-time come-from-behind win and…

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Network Notebook: Wentz Injury Doesn’t Eliminate Eagles

While it’s a terrible shame that Carson Wentz suffered a knee injury Sunday vs. the Los Angeles Rams that may keep him out of action for the rest of the season, the Philadelphia Eagles still have what it takes to go the distance.

By the time you read this, more will be known about the status of Wentz’s ACL. Early reports weren’t good. But, maybe better news is on the way and he’ll be able to return for the playoffs. For now, let’s assume he won’t.

*Nick Foles is a fine backup quarterback, and is comfortable with this system. While the Eagles…

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Wayne Root: Jimmy Garappolo is Going to be a Star

While most of the mainstream media coverage of the NFL has focused on the playoff chase and major injuries, one of the most important stories for the future of the league is developing very quietly off the radar.

Jimmy Garappolo of the San Francisco 49ers is going to be a star!

How can I say that after just two starts for the Niners? Well, we already knew he was good based on his time with the New England Patriots. But, now, with a LOSING team, he’s earning road victories instead of settling for a “getting to know you” run of losses to…

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QUICK-HITTER GAME PREVIEWS FOR A BUNCH OF SUNDAY SHOWDOWNS

In case you're wondering, there are only three NFL Week 14 games that are putting together a pair of losing teams up against one another - and so that means there are a slew of important tilts on the menu with some sort of playoff implications and we'll chit-chat about them shortly but first this key reminder:

Jim Hurley's Network of Handicappers and Bloggers have plenty of NFL Week 14 Winners - that's both Sides & Totals -- plus remember that you can sign up for the College Football Bowl games right now as there's 41 Bowls in all including the…

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Network Notebook: Steelers, Patriots in Look-Ahead Spots

The game everyone’s waiting for in the AFC is the New England Patriots visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers a week from Sunday. Those are the top two teams in the conference. They’re going to be the bye teams in the playoffs barring big surprises. It’s hard to take any other AFC team seriously as a Super Bowl threat given the clearance Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger’s teams have over the field.

Before we get to THAT game, both the Patriots and Steelers have national TV tests this week against divisional rivals.

SUNDAY NIGHT: Pittsburgh hosts Baltimore

MONDAY NIGHT: New England visits Miami

Both AFC powers…

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Wayne Root: LA Rams vs. Philadelphia a Huge Test for Both

You regulars know I’ve been following the Los Angeles Rams very closely this season. I’ve been “Handicapper to the Stars” for a few decades. Picking winners in game involving the California teams is more important to my business than ever now that the Rams are back where they belong.

How far can the team go this year? That’s still an open question. While they did look good against the Saints in a big test on this field a couple of weeks ago, that now seems less impressive since New Orleans lost in Atlanta Thursday night. The road win at Arizona last…

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When I was the line-maker at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas there were two types of basketball bettors who tested the line I made.

By far the largest group of bettors were those who loved action. They would bet multiple games a night and because of that the house had a much better opportunity to balance the line and get close to equal amounts of play…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps Are Betting Week 14 NFL

With college football quiet this week except for the Army/Navy game, I’m just going to do one report focusing on the NFL weekend. We’ll be back to our regular schedule next week to talk about early college bowls and more pro football.

We start off today with a great Thursday night matchup. Then, the rest of the weekend will be handled in Nevada Rotation order so you can makes notes in your schedules. Here’s how sharps (professional wagerers) have been betting so far, and are likely to attack the pro football card this weekend.

 

THURSDAY NIGHT

New Orleans at Atlanta: A lot of…

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Jim Sez Thursday NFL Preview and Final Heisman Watch

NFL WEEK 14 SWINGS INTO HIGH GEAR AS SAINTS-FALCONS COLLIDE IN NFC SOUTH BASH

OUR HEISMAN TROPHY WATCH LIST: THE FINAL EDITION (BUT YOU KNOW WHO'S THE WINNER, RIGHT?)

Is this the "last stand" for the defending NFC champion Atlanta Falcons?

Well, keep in mind a loss here - and the Falcons have lost three home games this year versus Buffalo, Miami and Minnesota - would knock Atlanta down to 7-6 SU (straight-up) overall and that would be the NFC's seventh-best record and there's still divisional road games looming in Tampa Bay and New Orleans.

A little déjà vu for the NFC South, perhaps,…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Preparation Will Lead to Bowl Success

The two-week window between Championship Weekend in college football and the start of the bowl season creates the perfect opportunity for smart handicappers to review what they’ve learned from the regular season so they can make informed bets once the deluge starts.

Too many of you reading this will relax and take two weeks off from college analysis…then just start winging it. You think you already know everything. When the games start, you’ll just see the line…then bet the line. Maybe one out of every thousand of you can get away with that!

Today I’m going to give you some homework that…

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Steelers Cap Week 13 With Violent Win - Early Bowl Notes

THE NFL REPORT - QUICKIE LOOK BACK AT STEELERS' ULTRA-VIOLENT 23-20 COME-FROM-BEHIND WIN AT BENGALS, PLUS, UP-TO-DATE NFL POINTSPREAD INFO ... COLLEGE FOOTBALL EARLY BOWL NOTES

Folks, the NFL may have even bigger problems than the whole national anthem taking-a-knee business ...really.

In Monday Night's 23-20 comeback non-cover win by the Pittsburgh Steelers over the 4.5-point home underdog Cincinnati Bengals, there were cheap shots galore, a slew of helmet-to-helmet hits and bodies were being carted off the field on stretchers/gurneys as if this were the days of the Roman Coliseum.

Maybe Steelers' WR Antonio Brown (8 catches for 101 yards and one touchdown)…

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The Football Final Four and the NFL Down the Stretch

The Final Four of the College Championship is set and we get to see a rematch of the two teams from last year’s final game as Alabama takes on Clemson in one semifinal contest and Oklahoma and Georgia matchup in the other semifinal.  These are great matchups and I look forward to what is expected to be very hard-fought battles.

Alabama is about a 2 ½ point favorite over Clemson as of this writing. I disagree with that line and actually believe that Clemson to be the better team, though rankings mean little among this group.  The Crimson Tide fell short…

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Wayne Root: College Final Four is Shocker Proof!

You can’t have a Cinderella story if there’s no Cinderella! Though there’s understandable debate about whether or not Ohio State should have received the fourth bid rather than Alabama, this was destined to be a championship bracket only featuring true powers once Miami lost to Pittsburgh, and once Wisconsin fell behind Ohio State.

The Final Four of Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia, and Alabama is LOADED. That would have been true if OSU were in there instead. In terms of how Las Vegas sees teams, even having somebody like Penn State or USC in the mix wouldn’t have hurt too much. Miami was…

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College Football Playoffs and MNF Preview

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: DID THEY GET IT RIGHT? ...

NFL WEEK 13 IN REVIEW PLUS, THE MONDAY NIGHT PREVIEW AS STEELERS-BENGALS CLASH IN "THE JUNGLE"

Okay, so that noise that you're hearing is us clapping our hands together for the College Football Playoff committee folks ... gentlemen, you done good!

The rumblings all around the sport late Saturday night and into Sunday morning suggested that the Ohio State Buckeyes - the Big 10 Championship Game winner over Wisconsin on Saturday night - was gonna fill that last slot in the playoff's four-team field behind #1 Clemson, #2 Oklahoma and #3 Georgia but…

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Network Notebook: College Football’s Final Four

Championship Weekend is in the books. Now we know that top seeded Clemson will face #4 seed Alabama in the Orange Bowl, and #2 seed Oklahoma will take on #3 seed Georgia in the Rose Bowl on January 1.

Let's take a quick look at how the survivors reached the brackets, then discuss early betting news.

#1 Clemson routed Miami 38-3 in the ACC Championship game. But, if you're planning out your betting strategy for their next game...be aware that the offense was far from explosive. This was a "defensive" blowout helped by cheap points set up by three Miami turnovers. Clemson…

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More College Title Games and NFL Week 13

MORE COLLEGE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES (SEE ACC & BIG 10) PLUS THERE'S NFL WEEK 13 GOODIES TOO

Heck, we know that you'll be sitting there in front of your flat screen TV for the high noon Eastern time announcement on Sunday that'll inform everyone of who made it into this year's College Football Playoffs but there's still some games to be played before we get to that big made-for-TV show.

Quick-hitter previews of both of tonight's ACC and Big 10 Championship Games are comin' your way in just a moment plus there's a couple of key NFL Week 13 games to discuss…

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Network Notebook: Are the Eagles THIS good?!

It’s one thing to get steamed on the road against the Dallas Cowboys. The Pokes had just lost badly in the second half to the Atlanta Falcons, and would be without star rushing weapon Ezekiel Elliott. You can see why smart bettors would like the Philadelphia Eagle to win big.

It’s still not particularly dramatic to be steamed the next week against the Chicago Bears. Chicago’s starting a rookie quarterback who’s only being allowed to run the most simple offensive plays. Philadelphia was already a big favorite…smart money made them a slightly bigger favorite.

But, getting steamed AT SEATTLE?! Possibly the toughest…

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Wayne Root: How will NY Giants Perform After Eli Fiasco?

If there was ever a game that WAYNE ALLYN ROOT should write about, it’s definitely the NY Giants visiting the Oakland Raiders this Sunday in NFL action.

*Oakland will soon be moving to Las Vegas, and I’m THE KING OF LAS VEGAS. I’ve always followed this team very closely because California teams are so heavily bet at Nevada sportsbooks. Since the announcement, I know this team so well I might as well be on the coaching staff!

*I grew up in Mt. Vernon, New York as a true S.O.B. (son of a butcher!). I started my handicapping and media career there…and still…

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Conference Championship Weekend

COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S CONFERENCECHAMPIONSHIP GAMES GET ROLLIN' WITH TONIGHT'S PAC-12 TILT (AND THERE'S PLENTY OF STUFF SATURDAY) ...

NFL WEEK 13 REPORT: COWBOYS BEAT DEAD-AND-BURIED 'SKINS 38-14

This isn't any news flash ... but the Washington Redskins won't be winning Super Bowl LII on the first Sunday in February. The Dallas Cowboys made sure of that last night with a rather bizarre 38-14 win against the 1.5-point favored 'Skins (so much for that line move!) - Washington's seventh loss of this 2017 regular season "featured" a batch of dropped passes, a hellacious fourth-quarter sack of 'Skins quarterback Kirk Cousins and more offensive line…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps Are Betting Week 13 NFL

The Dallas Cowboys started off Week 13 of the 2017 season with a surprisingly easy 38-14 win over Washington Thursday night. Sharps took a loss on that one after driving the visitor to road favorite status through the week. The Wise Guys don’t win them all, but they win more than they lose. Let’s see how professional bettors have been attacking the rest of the NFL card.

Detroit at Baltimore: The only action here has been on the Over/Under. Baltimore opened at -3 on the team side, and is still sitting there. Sharps would fade any move off the key number.…

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Thursday Night Preview - College Coaching Changes

THE NFL WEEK 13 REPORT - 'SKINS-COWBOYS IN GOTTA-HAVE-IT NFC EAST TILT THURSDAY NITE IN DALLAS

OUR HEISMAN TROPHY WATCH LIST ...AND COLLEGE COACHING NEWS/NOTES

Let's get something straight:

It's gonna take nine wins - minimum - to snag an NFC wild card berth this year and so that means both the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys have zero room for error the rest of the way this NFL season. Both the 'Skins and 'Boys currently stand at 5-6 SU (straight-up) while heading into their Thursday Night tilt in "Jerry's House" and neither team has shown any real signs of putting together…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps Are Betting College Championships

It’s Championship Week in college football. I’m going to run through how sharps (professional wagerers) have been betting all the major and mid-major finales. First, let’s take care of the Thursday Night NFL game matching the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys. (Games are presented in official Nevada rotation order so you can make notes in your schedules.)

 

THURSDAY NFL

Washington at Dallas: An opener of Dallas -1 has flipped favorites and been bet all the way to Washington -1.5. This is almost an exact replay of what happened for the Thanskgiving game between the LA Chargers and Dallas. You remember what happened…

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Jim Sez Conference Championship Blitz

HERE'S OUR POINTSPREAD BLITZ ON THE POWER 5 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES THIS FRIDAY/SATURDAY ...

NFL NEWS & NOTES: RAVENS BEAT TEXANS ON MNF, NOW EYEBALL POSSIBLE 10-WIN YEAR

No need for us to tell y'all that there's a whole lot on the line this Friday/Saturday when College Football's Power 5 conferences/leagues play their championship games. Now, let's set the table for what's ahead as we clue you in on a batch of key pointspread info:

On Friday, it's ...PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME -- Santa Clara, CA#21 STANFORD (9-3, 7-2) vs. #11 USC (10-2, 8-1) - 8 p.m. ET, ESPN

The USC Trojans are just 4-7-1…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Vegas Gaga Over NFL Favorite Flurry

You’d think that sports book operators had never suffered a losing streak before. We’re in a stretch right now where NFL favorites have been cashing at about a 67% pace for well over a month. Since the public loves betting favorites, that means it’s been a bad run for sports books.

Look, this stuff happens from time to time. The first six weeks of the NFL season was all about underdogs covering. Then, the pendulum swung the other way. The most important thing for students here in my College of Advanced Sports Betting to remember is that you can’t treat sports…

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Network Notebook: Wisconsin vs. Ohio State

It was a tough call deciding which game to preview this week here in JIM HURLEY’S HANDICAPPING NOTEBOOK. We decided against Auburn/Georgia because we talked about them in the first meeting (both teams have stout run defenses, turns out Auburn’s more versatile on offense). We decided against Miami/Clemson when the Hurricanes lost to Pittsburgh this past Friday (besides, Miami isn’t really a “top four” caliber team, and it would be a crime if they upset Clemson and sneak into the brackets).

Clearly the MOST drama for the teams involved was in play for Wisconsin/Ohio State in the Big 10 Championship game.

*Wisconsin…

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NFL, a Season of Haves and Have Nots by Jim Feist

This has been a year where the sports books have gotten killed booking NFL wagers. The reason is clear; there simply is very little parity in the NFL this season. Actually, this is a year of HAVES AND HAVE NOTS. We all know which teams fit in each bracket. The Steelers and Patriots are the premier AFC teams, just as many of us thought before the season began. In the NFC, it’s a little more complicated since that conference is much deeper in talented teams than the AFC. How deep you ask? The Falcons, Saints, Panthers, Eagles, Vikings, Lions, Seahawks,…

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Wayne Root: Will Championship Weekend be Full of Shockers?

Given that both the #1 and #2 teams in the college football Playoff Poll lost over Thanksgiving Weekend, we know that ANYTHING can happen during Championship Week that begins Friday night when underdog Stanford takes on USC in the Pac 12 title tilt.

Amazingly, Alabama was #1 in the Associated Press poll all season but won’t even be on the field during Championship Week! Their possible berth in the Final Four will depend on what happens elsewhere. Last week’s #2 Miami must now upset Clemson as a TD underdog to get into the brackets as a one-loss conference champion.

You know that…

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Jim Sez NFL Week 12 Rewind - MNF Preview

THE NFL WEEK 12 UPDATE: WE HIT THE REWIND BUTTON ON STEELERS' LAST-SECOND WIN AND MUCH MORE PLUS IT'S A TEXANS-RAVENS MNF PREVIEW TOO ...

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT: THE BURNING QUESTION IS - OKAY, SO NOW WHAT? ...

Check it out: Jim Hurley's Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot was busy piling up the profits this past weekend:

Our Blue Ribbon line banged out NFL Week 12 winners with the Arizona Cardinals and the Los Angeles Rams;Both Cincinnati and Buffalo prevailed as Jim cashed two-of-three wins on his Hotline - the lone loser was Denver which saw QB Paxton Lynch leave with an injury;And…

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Network Notebook: Favorites Still on Fire

It’s been an amazing run. Las Vegas sports books hate it when favorites cover so many spreads. The books have been angry for more than a month! And, that parade of chalk continued on Thanksgiving Day, as Minnesota, the LA Chargers, and Washington all covered as favorites.

That after wins Monday night (Atlanta closed a favorite), Sunday night (Philadelphia over Dallas), most of Sunday, the prior Thursday (Pittsburgh over Tennessee), the prior Monday (Carolina over Miami), the prior Sunday night (New England over Denver), well…you get the point! Can winning be as easy as always betting whoever’s favored in an NFL…

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Wayne Root: Rams Have Struggled vs. Top Opposition

The Los Angeles Rams face what might be their most important test of the 2017 NFL season Sunday when they host the New Orleans Saints. While the rejuvenated Rams have excited locals (and many in Las Vegas) with their big improvement this season, there’s a chance this team is still mostly a pretender in terms of the playoffs.

Why would I say such a thing about a team with a 7-3 record? Only three of those 10 games came against teams who are likely to be in the upcoming postseason. The Rams’ offense looked pretty awful in those three games.

*LA Rams…

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Thanksgiving Recaps and Saturday’s Big Game Previews

THE NFL THANKSGIVING DAY/NITE RE-CAPS PLUS, SATURDAY'S KEY COLLEGE TILTS INCLUDING THE IRON BOWL BASH BETWEEN #1 ALABAMA AT #6 AUBURN AS JIM HURLEY'S ANNUAL TURKEY SHOOT ROLLS ON

The five-year anniversary of the famed "Butt Fumble" (see New England Patriots vs. New York Jets and QB Mark Sanchez in 2012) was recognized on a few of the highlight shows yesterday but there weren't any real "say what" moments on Thanksgiving Day/Night 2017. Still, here's some quickie recaps of the NFL Week 12 games played on Turkey Day:

MINNESOTA 30, DETROIT 23 - Who would have guessed that Vikings QB Case…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps Are Betting Week 12 NFL

I hope everyone stuffed themselves on Thanksgiving. I was thankful my NFL releases went 2-1, including a top play on the LA Chargers covering by three touchdowns in Dallas. Back today to look through the rest of the NFL weekend. My sharps reports will return next Thursday to discuss Championship Weekend in college football. Then the normal NFL report will run again on Friday.

Games are presented in official Nevada rotation order so you can make notes in your schedules.

Cleveland at Cincinnati: An opener of Cincinnati -9 has come down to -8.5. Nobody wants to lay this many points with the…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps Are Betting Thanksgiving Weekend Football

Sharps have already been very active in Thanksgiving Day football. Let’s take a look at how the Wise Guys have been betting the big holiday matchups, plus select games from Friday and Saturday. Then, I’ll be back Friday afternoon to review the rest of the NFL weekend.

 

THANKSGIVING DAY AND NIGHT

Minnesota at Detroit: Most stores opened the game around pick-em or Minnesota -1. Sharps were very impressed with the Vikings last week against the Rams, and drove the game all the way up to the key number of three. As of yet, still not much buy back on the Lions. So,…

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Thanksging Turkey Shoot Is Here

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Go ahead ...Bust out a turkey leg, some cranberry sauce and a cup of apple cider -- it's Thanksgiving Day 2017 and this is gonna be one slam-bang feast of a weekend with loads of College Football and NFL Week 12 winners on the menu! We shall get to a batch of Thursday/Friday game previews shortly but first this important reminder as we head into a very busy holiday weekend:

Jim Hurley's Network of Handicappers and Bloggers are all set with their Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot - that's Four (4) Big Days of non-stop action as you roll up a…

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Jim Sez Midweek Report As We Head for Turkey Day

THE NFL REPORT - WE'RE QUICKLY HEADING TOWARDS TURKEY DAY, SO LET'S TAKE A MOMENT TO SEE WHO'S BEEN GOBBLING UP THE POINTSPREAD WINS LATELY ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPDATE: OUR HEISMAN TROPHY WATCH LIST

Folks, in tomorrow's edition of Jim Sez we're gonna get you absolutely stuffed with loads of Thursday/Friday Football Previews - plus let's take a moment right now to remind you that it's once again time for the Jim Hurley Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot and that means tons of winners comin' your way this holiday weekend. Call us at the toll-free # of 1-800-323-4453 or get the games online…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: More on Motivation

Last week in this space I talked about the importance of recognizing when NFL teams are playing with a sense of urgency, and…to a lesser extent, recognizing when other teams had given up hope. Understanding those dynamics helped key a 5-2 Sunday for my clients and I in pro football that featured a sweep of my two 50-unit releases.

After discussing the Nathan Peterman situation in our last class get-together here in my College of Advanced Sports Betting, I ultimately decided to hit the Los Angeles Chargers hard. They were the first of my two 50-unit releases. Though I respected Sean…

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Sports, sports and more sports by Jim Feist

This is a time of year when you are happy to be involved with sports, not only as a fan but as a participant by wagering on games. This is a great time of year to enjoy the purity of sports and the money making opportunities that are available each and every day the NFL, NBA, College Hoops and College Football.

NFL Playoff time is approaching fast, the NBA teams are getting into mid-season form, college hoops is just getting underway and College football is in their Bowl season.  The NBA finally wised up this year, cutting down on the number…

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Network Notebook: #1 Alabama at #6 Auburn

Two Saturdays ago, the Auburn Tigers upset then #1 Georgia in blowout fashion between the hedges at Jordan-Hare Stadium. This coming Saturday afternoon, another chance to take out the team atop the Playoff Poll when hated state rival #1 Alabama comes to visit in a game that will be nationally televised by CBS.

While Auburn is just as potent talent-wise right now as they were when Georgia came calling, they will have lost some of the “intangible” advantages they enjoyed that afternoon.

*Alabama won’t come in as overconfident as Georgia was

*Alabama won’t panic if they fall behind the way Georgia did

*Alabama knows…

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Jim Sez NFL Week 11 Wrapup and MNF Preview
Jim Proved He's On Top of the NFL Going 7-0-1 This Weekend!!Won Thursday Side/Total with Steelers & OVERBlue Ribbon Plays 3-0 Sunday with Vikings, Giants, and Eagles Sunday NightHotline wins with Redskins, Buccaneers, and Pushes with BearsJim is ready to wrap up another fantastic NFL weekend with the side & totals winners between the Falcons and Seahawks

THE NFL WEEK 11 WRAP-UP - FALCONS-SEAHAWKS CLOSES OUT THE ACTION TONIGHT BUT WE'RE HEAPING PLENTY OF PRAISE ON THE EAGLES ...

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT: THE WEEKEND'S WORST PERFORMERS ... AND REMEMBER JIM HURLEY'S ANNUAL "TURKEY SHOOT" IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER

One of the…

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Wayne Root: UCLA Fires Jim Mora After Loss to USC

I can’t say I was surprised that UCLA fired head football coach Jim Mora Sunday afternoon, less than 24 hours after the Bruins lost again to archrival USC. That was a pointspread winner on my ROOT TRUST because I expected UCLA to play hard in a game that barely mattered to USC. Mora’s job was very much in danger even if the team had won! When they lost, you knew his days were numbered. (Especially with Chip Kelly still available to return to Pac 12 sidelines!)

Should UCLA have waited until after the California game to fire Mora? Some would say…

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Jim Sez NFL Sunday Showdown Previews

THE NFL WEEK 11 MENU - FOUR (4) BIG SUNDAY PREVIEWS

'Twas the weekend before Thanksgiving and there's plenty of NFL "creatures" that are stirring - there's the New Orleans Saints (say what!) riding a seven-game SU (straight-up) winning streak and looking very much like a legit Super Bowl 52 contender and what about the born-again Los Angeles Rams who zoom into Sunday's high-profile tilt in Minnesota - yes, the site of the aforementioned upcoming Super Bowl - having won/covered four in a row (and five of their last six games).

Now, that's some serious "stirring", no?

If you'd like to look at…

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Wayne Root: Big Bettors Fading Oakland Raiders Hard

If you’ve been watching the betting markets this week, you know that the New England Patriots have been getting a lot of attention in this Sunday afternoon’s game in Mexico City against the Oakland Raiders. The general public has most of its influence over the weekend. So, you should know that much of that “disrespect” for the Raiders is coming from professional bettors.

Does anybody believe in the Raiders any more? Are they going to revert back to being a bad team just before they move to Las Vegas. THE KING OF LAS VEGS sure hopes not. But, as a contrarian…

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Network Notebook: NFC Trio of Marquee Matchups

The NFC has been fascinating to watch this season…as new contenders have risen to the top to challenge recent winners for the right to represent the conference in the Super Bowl. Many of the biggest threats crash head-to-head this weekend in must-see games for bettors and handicappers.

LA Rams at Minnesota (Sunday afternoon)

Philadelphia at Dallas (Sunday night)

Atlanta at Seattle (Monday night)

That bottom game features two teams who have represented the NFC in the last three Super Bowls. The three new up-and-comers (Rams, Vikings, and Eagles) are in earlier action. Who’s most likely to make a big announcement this week about their…

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Jim Sez Saturday College Previews

THE NFL WEEK 11 UPDATE - STEELERS SMASH TITANS 40-17 IN THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL AS GAME FLIES "OVER" THE TOTALS PRICE ...

JIM HURLEY CASHES THE STEELERS & THE OVER!

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKEND MENU - GETTING THE LOWDOWN ON A TRIO OF KEY CLASHES FROM COAST-TO-COAST

Say this about the "Killer B's" on the Pittsburgh Steelers:

One - or more than one of 'em - will have you singing their praises following most games and following last night's 40-17 slam-bang win/cover against the 7-point underdog Tennessee Titans it was all-world WR Antonio Brown that had everyone spilling superlatives all over the place.

There was…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting Week 11 NFL

The Pittsburgh Steelers solidified their spot atop the AFC seedings race with a big Thursday Night win over the Tennessee Titans. Pittsburgh entered the week tied with New England for the best conference record, but will get the Patriots at home in a few weeks. Let’s see how sharps have been betting the rest of this weekend’s NFL ticket. As always, games are presented in Nevada Rotation order.

Detroit at Chicago: Nothing happening on the team side, as Detroit is still a solid -3 everywhere as a road favorite. Sharps would fade any move off the key number. Tougher to like…

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Jim Sez Thursday NFL Preview

NFL WEEK 11 – TITANS-STEELERS SQUARE OFF IN THURSDAY NIGHT SHOWDOWN PLUS, IT’S OUR JIM SEZ POINTSPREADDID-YOU-KNOW SEGMENT …

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RANKINGS (AND WHAT IT ALL MEANS)

Listen up …There’s 14 games on the NFL Week 11 menu and – believe it or not – 10 of these games “feature” one or both teams with losing records. Ugh!

Thankfully, the Thursday Night Football game here ain’t one of ‘em!

In fact, the Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers have combined for 13 SU (straight-up) wins so far on the 2017 season and both are neatly positioning themselves for a post-season berth – providing…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting Titans/Steelers (plus some colleges)

Normally in this spot, I’d talk about the Thursday night NFL game and the marquee matchups coming up Saturday in college football. We’ll definitely look at Titans/Steelers momentarily. But, Saturday? There aren’t ANY truly great matchups. The closest thing to a huge game is Michigan at Wisconsin. Michigan’s been a disappointment this season, and Wisconsin is the least respected Final Four contender in terms of Las Vegas Power Ratings.

I did find a few matchups to talk about that feature some bowl-caliber teams going head-to-head. Let’s jump in, starting with tonight’s potential NFL playoff preview in Pittsburgh. Games are listed in…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Lessons From Buffalo Benching Taylor

Wednesday morning Las Vegas time, Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott announced that he was benching starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor in favor of backup quarterback Nathan Peterman. While that might seem harsh to many of you, given how great the Bills looked a few weeks ago when beating the Oakland Raiders 34-14, it’s at least a sign that Buffalo has a sense of urgency about THIS season.

If you’ve been watching a lot of NFL lately, you’ve noted that many teams have lacked that urgency. Some teams even seem to be losing on purpose to position themselves for next year’s draft…

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