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Blog Headlines

Chargers vs. Chiefs Gets NFL Week 15 Jump-Started Tonite

 

 

NFL WEEK 15 GETS ROLLIN’

WITH TONIGHT’S MARQUEE MATCHUP:

IT’S CHARGERS-CHIEFS AND HOW TO WIN THE (AFC) WEST! …

COLLEGE BOWL BONANZA IS HERE –

WE POUND OUT A PAIR OF PREVIEWS

AS SATURDAY STARTS THE 40-BOWL FEST

 

Okay, so here’s the real lowdown while heading into tonight’s must-see NFL Week 15 showdown between the visiting Los Angeles Chargers at the Kansas City Chiefs:

For this season’s first seven weeks of play, KayCee was outta sight … the Chiefs won six of their first seven games SU (straight-up) and covered all seven games and that included a 38-28 win in Week 1 at the then 3.5-point favored…

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Network Notebook: Handicapping “Minor” Bowls

The college football bowl season officially gets underway this Saturday with five traditional “minor” bowls, and the recently added “Celebration Bowl” matching Alcorn State and North Carolina A&T. Always nice to have additional diversity for handicapping and betting purposes. (Though, don’t bet that game unless you know the teams!)

JIM HURLEY won’t post any official selections here in the HANDICAPPING NOTEBOOK. That wouldn’t be fair to all the customers who signed up for the bowl package. But, he’s happy to provide general tips for handicapping all the pre-Christmas games that mostly feature teams from mid-major conferences like the Sun Belt, Conference…

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What’s Ahead For Rest of this NFL ’18 Season

THE NFL REPORT: WHAT'S STRAIGHT AHEAD THESE FINAL 3 WEEKS OF REGULAR-SEASON PLAY ...

IT'S COLLEGE BOWLMANIA - AND WE'RE FEEDING YOU KEY SPREAD STATS

Just in case you wanted to be precise, NFL teams have now played 81.3 percent of their regular-season schedule as we head towards a gigantic Week 15 beginning with Thursday Night's Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs ... and yet with less than 20 percent of the sked still straight ahead, there's precious little that's been decided: The aforementioned KC Chiefs have clinched a playoff berth in the AFC while the New Orleans Saints and Los…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Super Bowl Chase Tightens

Earlier this season, it felt like the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs were on a collision course for the Super Bowl. Then, the New Orleans Saints replaced the Rams, New England started looking like its old selves on the scoreboard, and a little doubt was cast on who would play in the big game.

With three weeks left in the regular season, there’s now A LOT of doubt about who will play in the big game.

*The Los Angeles Rams continue to be overrated by the market (2-7-1 ATS their last 10 games), and unable to get meaningful scoreboard distance…

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The Wild/Wacky NFL Week 14

THE NFL REPORT - VIKES-SEAHAWKS WRAP UP A WILD WEEK 14 (SEE A PAIR OF OVERTIME GAMES PLUS SEVEN OUTRIGHT UPSET WINNERS!!!) ...

THE HEISMAN TROPHY RESULTS: WHY THE VOTERS GOT IT ALL WRONG

Hey, do you know anyone out there in the wagering world that had a Miami Dolphins / Oakland Raiders money line parlay in Sunday's NFL Week 14 action?

If you do, they're likely still sipping champagne after those crazy tilts - note the Dolphins were + 350 and the Raiders were + 425 - in their respective 34-33 and 24-21 wins against New England and Pittsburgh.

It only seemed that…

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NFL Week 14 Major Showdowns

NFL WEEK 14 - EXPECT PLENTY OF SUNDAY SLUGFESTS

This is what they like to call "crunch time" in the business:

The NFL is in the final quarter of this here-and-now regular season - four games to go and plenty of playoff berths/positioning still up for grabs - and based on some recent history there's things to glean about individual teams when they get to this final "quarter" of the season:

For example, the Dallas Cowboys are a collective 3-7-2 ATS (against the spread) in their final four games of a season the past three years;The Denver Broncos are just 4-8 versus the…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting NFL Week 14

A lot of buzz here in Las Vegas about this particular NFL weekend. Some great matchups that will have playoff implications. I expect to see the most heavily bet NFL game of the season, in what might be the most active regular season pro football weekend of 2018.

Games are presented in Nevada rotation order. Two kickoff times have been changed for television.

 

SUNDAY

BALTIMORE AT KANSAS CITY: An opener of Kansas City -7.5 has come down through the key number of seven to Baltimore +6.5. That’s a huge move because it broke through the seven and wasn’t bought back up. This shows…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: College Hoops Extravaganza

I decided to devote today’s coursework to college basketball. There’s a fantastic schedule on Saturday because college football is off except for the Army/Navy game. Many teams you’ll be handicapping all through the new year into March Madness will be involved in “playoff style” matchups set up by TV networks.

Among the Saturday highlights:

Michigan State at Florida

Kentucky vs. Seton Hall at MSG

Georgetown at Syracuse

Louisville at Indiana

Wichita State vs Oklahoma in OKC

Wisconsin at Marquette

Creighton at Nebraska

Notre Dame at UCLA

That’s not even the full list of interesting games. Here in Las Vegas, we’ll be paying attention to  UNLV at Illinois and a few…

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NFL Week 14: It’s All About Revenge

HERE'S THE SUNDAY SKED - IT'S NFL WEEK 14 AND IT'S ALL ABOUT THOSE "SECOND MEETINGS" ...PLUS, AN ARMY-NAVY PREVIEW

Thursday night's easy-as-pie 30-9 win/cover by the 5.5-point favorite Tennessee Titans over the downtrodden Jacksonville Jaguars - yes, we see you waving the white flag guys! - provided a glimpse into a so-called "second meeting" of the year between divisional rivals. In this particular case, score two straight for the Titans who also copped a 9-6 win as 10-point road underdogs way back in Week 3 action.

Sometimes an NFL team gets revenge in these "second meeting" ... sometimes not so much!So,…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting Jags/Titans, Army/Navy + More

The “late-week” football schedule is quiet until the bowls. So, today’s report will focus on Thursday night NFL, Saturday’s Army/Navy game, and early betting in the most important bowl games that we’re all looking forward to. I’ll be back at the usual time Friday to run through the rest of this weekend’s NFL schedule.

 

THURSDAY NFL

JACKSONVILLE AT TENNESSEE: An opener of Tennessee -4 has been bet up to -5 or -5.5. depending on where you shop. We’re in the dead zone between the 3 and the 7, so there aren’t any “value” positions being taken in terms of key numbers. Sharps…

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Jags-Titans Gets NFL Week 14 Off-and-Rolling

JAGS-TITANS GET THE NFL WEEK 14 SKED STARTED HERE ON THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ...

THE HEISMAN TROPHY UPDATE: WHO'S GONNA WIN (AND WHY)

There's little doubt that the winner of the AFC South Division this year will be the club that resides deep in the heart o'Texas (see the 9-3 Houston Texans). But that doesn't mean everyone else in this 6-6 or worse division has thrown in the proverbial towel when it comes to the conference's two wild card spots.

When the 6-and-6 Tennessee Titans host the 4-and-8 Jacksonville Jaguars in this latest edition of Thursday Night Football, we'll find out whether there…

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RICHIE BACCELLIERI JUMPING ON ALL THE VEGAS MISTAKES…COLLEGE HOOPS RIGHT NUMBER ON 14-4 TEAR

It never ceases to amaze and annoy me, how many otherwise savvy bettors pass up on basketball early in the season. Early in the season when the OPPORTUNITIES TO CASH IN ARE SO PREVALENT.   

Remember, I spent almost 20 years MAKING THE LINE at Caesar’s, MGM Grand and The Palms. I knew every betting pattern of the public and made the lines which protected the house.

Therefore, I know which teams they are overpricing and I know where all the bargain prices are. And when I add my College Basketball acumen to the formula it is no secret why I can…

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Network Notebook: Why You Shouldn’t Bet Bowls Early

College football bowl odds have been up for a few days now. You haven’t seen much line movement. That’s for a very good reason. Most smart bettors know you shouldn’t bet bowl games in early December!

Why? Several reasons.

*First, it’s very common for suspensions to take effect…sometimes with SEVERAL players on the same team! Maybe it’s for academic reasons. Maybe it’s for misbehaving on the bowl trip a couple of days before kickoff. Maybe it’s for mouthing off to the wrong coach at the wrong time. But, the worst thing that can happen to a bettor is placing a big early…

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Bowl Talk Plus NFL Coaching Vacancies

THE COLLEGE BOWL SEASON IS STRAIGHT AHEAD - HERE'S SOME HANDICAPPING ANGLES THAT WE'LL BE CHECKIN' OUT IN SOME EARLY BOWL GAMES

NFL NEWS & NOTES

The College Football Bowl Games have been announced - there's 40 of 'em in all even before we get to the National Championship Game from Santa Clara on the evening of Jan. 7, 2019 - and there's surely no shortage of handicapping angles as we approach these post-season bashes.So, let's spend some time skipping around to a batch of bowl games with just some of the "handicappable" items that we'll be applying this bowl season:

SATURDAY,…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: NFL Shockers Stun Media

Now that the mainstream media is paying more attention to point spreads and sports betting, they were in SHOCK at the number of upsets this past weekend in the NFL.

Hey, a lot of us were caught by surprise by some of these results. But, the fact that there were upsets late in the season isn’t unheard of. Not every team that “needs” to win for playoff positioning has either the talent or motivation to perform at peak levels every week. Not every doormat is just going to lay down and let opponents walk all over them game by game.

First, a…

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’Skins vs. Eagles Put a Wrap on NFL Week 13 Action

NFL WEEK 13 ROLLS ON WITH TONIGHT'S NFC EAST SHOWDOWN: IT'S 'SKINS VS. EAGLES PLUS SOME COMMENTARY ON SUNDAY'S ACTION ...

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: OKLAHOMA WAS THE RIGHT CHOICE AT #4 BUT WHOLE PROCESS REMAINS A MESS!

Okay, so whoever thought while heading into the final game of this NFL Week 13 menu that everyone in the NFC East would be looking up at the ... Dallas Cowboys?

It's the strange-but-true world of this year's NFL 2018 season - hey, the Cowboys now have the second-longest SU (straight up) winning streak in the league at four in a row (behind Houston's amazing…

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The NFL Week 13 Sunday Action

SUNDAY'S NFL WEEK 13 KEY GAMES

Here's something you may want - or need - to know while heading into Sunday's sked of NFL Week 13 games:

Nearly half of the 14-game card features road betting favorites - all told, there's six road favs including Indianapolis (- 4) at Buffalo, Carolina (- 3) at Tampa Bay, Chicago (- 3.5) at the New York Giants, Denver (- 5.5) at Cincinnati, the Los Angeles Rams (- 10) at Detroit and Kansas City (- 14.5) at Oakland. And note that earlier in the week the Baltimore Ravens were the betting favorites in Atlanta but that…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting NFL Week 13

Some new quarterbacks in the NFL mix this week, which creates handicapping challenges for the general public. Sharps (professional wagerers) have ratings for all the backup quarterbacks so they’re prepared for late-season changes.

Let’s see how the Wise Guys have been betting this weekend’s pro football action. Already a surprise in the books as the Dallas Cowboys upset the New Orleans Saints Thursday night. Games are presented in Nevada rotation order.

 

SUNDAY

INDIANAPOLIS AT JACKSONVILLE: Our first new quarterback is here at the top of the slate. Jacksonville has benched Blake Bortles (and fired the offensive coordinator!). Cody Kessler will get the start.…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Speed Thrills in Conference Championships

Championship Week is about to begin in college football. There are two conference championships on the Friday night schedule (MAC and Pac 12), with most everybody else finishing out their seasons Saturday.

The key point of emphasis for us today in my Advanced College of Sports Betting and Handicapping is SPEED. We’ve talked enough about PLAYMAKERS and GAMEBREAKERS in past coursework, as well as THE MOTIVATION FACTOR. You regular students have already handicapped this weekend’s slate from those perspectives.

What bettors need to think more about in these games is the impact of SPEED in the neutral site games played indoors on…

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College Football’s Championship Weekend

LET'S GET IT ON!!! COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S CHAMPIONSHIP GAME WEEKEND IS UPON US AND WE'RE CASHIN' STARTING WITH TONIGHT'S PAC-12 TITLE BASH ... NFL POINTSPREAD UPDATES

Hey, the arguments/debates have been raging all week long ... will it be #5 Oklahoma or #6 Ohio State that lands the fourth and final berth in this year's College Football Playoffs (see Saturday, Dec. 29th) should top-ranked Alabama KO two-touchdown underdog Georgia in the SEC Championship Game?

Or, are we headed for some really wacky scenario in which #4 Georgia, Oklahoma AND Ohio State each lose here on Championship Game weekend ... paging the UCF Knights,…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting Championship Week

This is one of my favorite weeks in all of sports betting. A great mix of major conference championships and exciting matchups from the mid-majors in college football. Today we’ll look at how sharps are betting Championship Week (after starting with tonight’s Saints/Cowboys game). I’ll finish up the NFL Friday afternoon at the usual time.

As always, games are presented in the order they appear in the Nevada Rotation so you can make notes in your schedules.

 

Thursday NFL

NEW ORLEANS AT DALLAS: It’s been a tug-of-war all week between New Orleans -7 and Dallas +7.5. The quants like the Saints because their…

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Can Saints Go Marching in For 10th Cover in a Row?

THE NFL WEEK 13 REPORT - SAINTS VS. COWBOYS KICK OFF A MONSTER GRIDIRON SKED ...

MORE COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME KEY SPREAD STATS ...

OUR HEISMAN TROPHY WATCH LIST: CAN SOMEONE JUST HAND TUA THE HARDWARE ALREADY?

Wanna know why the New Orleans Saints (10-1) belong on the top of all those rather arbitrary NFL Power Ratings?

Well, because they've won 10 in a row SU (straight up) following that season-opening shockeroo home loss against Tampa Bay and because they've covered their last nine games in a row ... take note that the next-best consecutive ATS (against the spread) mark is owned…

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Network Notebook: Keys for Championship Week

JIM HURLEY loves Championship Week in college football because the full force of NETWORK’S team handicapping approach comes into play. It really pays to be in the middle of an information hurricane when all the marbles are up for grabs in a championship scenario. Oddsmakers are too “locked in” to their full-season Power Ratings, and are too timid to make the right adjustments. Well-informed expert analysis has little trouble finding soft spots to attack.

Obviously, we can’t go over EVERY edge and angle we’ve uncovered in this weekend’s games in a free web article. That wouldn’t be fair to paying customers.…

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College Football’s Championship Weekend is Gonna Be a Blast
THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT: GEARIN' UP FOR A MONSTER CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND ...NFL WEEK 13 NEWS & NOTES

No two ways about it ... Jim Hurley's Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot was (once again!) a major success as we crushed Las Vegas with a slew of College Football and NFL Winners, but there's no time to gloat: The NFL Week 13 menu is straight ahead and this year there's an unprecedented 10 College Football Conference Championship Games on the docket - there's two on Friday night / 8 more on what's now a very busy Saturday. Okay, so with that in mind…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Handicapping the Big 10/ACC Challenge

I’ve decided to pop in with a college basketball lecture today because of the importance of the annual Big 10/ACC Challenge that begins Monday night and runs through the week. We have several teams from both conferences who are making headlines in early action. Michigan State just won a tough four-team tournament played here in Las Vegas over the weekend. And, they weren’t even one of the teams people have been talking about!

First, here’s the schedule, using the Nevada Rotation…

 

Monday

Nebraska at Clemson

Minnesota at Boston College

 

Tuesday

Illinois at Notre Dame

Virginia Tech at Penn State

Michigan State at Louisville ***

Pittsburgh at Iowa

NC State at…

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Puttin’ a Capper on Jim Hurley Turkey Shoot
IT'S TIME TO WRAP UP THE ANNUAL THANKSGIVING TURKEY SHOOTCATCH THE SIDE & TOTALS WINNERS OF TONIGHT'S TITANS-TEXANSPLUS, OUR TAKE ON NFL WEEK 12 AND THIS WEEKEND'S COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

Shoot ... it's time to put the finishing touches on this year's Annual Jim Hurley Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot and whatta holiday weekend ride it's been: There's been monstrous NCAA Football winners with the likes of Washington (+3) over Washington State winning outright, 28-15; Baylor (+6.5) over Texas Tech outright, 35-24; and BYU (+10.5) snagging the all-important pointspread cover against long-time rival Utah in a 35-27 verdict. Plus, there's been…

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NFL Week 12 -- Monster Games All Around During Turkey Shoot Weekend

NFL WEEK 12 SUNDAY GOODIES - AS JIM HURLEY'S ANNUAL TURKEY SHOOT ROCKS ON

Okay, so NFL fans can't rely on either the Los Angeles Rams nor the Kansas City Chiefs for their pigskin entertainment here in Week 12 - they both have byes comin' off last Monday's wild/wacky 54-51 win/push by the Rams - but there's still plenty of goodies on the table ... and that reminds us:

Jim Hurley's Network of Handicappers and Bloggers keep banging out lots of Football winners this holiday weekend with our latest Annual Jim Hurley Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot - hey, we take you right thru…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting NFL Week 12

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving…and already got in your Friday exercise to burn off all those extra calories. Time to analyze how sharps (professional wagerers) have been betting the rest of this week’s pro football action. Note that only two teams had byes this week. Kansas City and the LA Rams are getting rest after what was supposed to be a Monday night game in Mexico. They still need it after that thriller in LA!

Matchups below are presented in Nevada Rotation order so you can make notes in your schedule.

 

SUNDAY

JACKSONVILLE AT BUFFALO: An opener of Jacksonville -4 has been…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Should You Bet Parlays and Teasers?

It’s been a long time since I talked about making anything besides straight bets here in my College of Advanced Sports Betting. Generally speaking, you shouldn’t worry about parlays and teasers if you’re in the early stages of your career as a sports bettor. And, you should only get involved minimally if you’re more experienced and trying to earn a living.

In fact, one of the surest signs that a better is no longer a square (to use common industry parlance for the general public) and is getting more sharp is that they’ve trimmed parlays and teasers from their repertoire.

Think of…

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More Turkey Shoot Winners Ahead

IT'S THE ANNUAL JIM HURLEY THANKSGIVING TURKEY SHOOT - HERE WE'RE GETTIN' YOU UP TO DATE WITH SATURDAY'S BIG COLLEGE GAMES PLUS AN NFL WEEK 12 GOODY TOO

The beat rolls on with great holiday football action all weekend long ...Jim Hurley's Network of Handicappers and Bloggers keep banging out lots of Football winners this holiday weekend with our latest Annual Jim Hurley Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot - there are four more days of winning gridiron selections from this day-after-Thanksgiving right thru Monday Night Football (that's Tennessee Titans at scorching-hot Houston Texans) - and you can really make your holiday a blast.…

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Happy Thanksgiving -- And Welcome to Jim Hurley’s Annual Turkey Shoot

JIM HURLEY'S TURKEY SHOOT ROLLS ON - HERE ARE THE THANKSGIVING DAY/NITE GAMES AND FRIDAY'S KEY COLLEGE GRIDIRON TILTS

Happy Thanksgiving, one and all!!! The Jim Hurley Network wishes you and yours a wonderful holiday weekend … and a big-time winning weekend too as there's loads of action from sea to shining sea. Now hear this …

Jim Hurley's Network of Handicappers and Bloggers will be banging out lots of Football winners all this holiday weekend long with the latest Annual Jim Hurley Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot - that's five full days of winning gridiron selections from Thanksgiving right thru Monday Night Football…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting Thanksgiving Football

Today we’ll cover sharp betting (smart money from professional wagerers) in all five Thanksgiving games, plus marquee matchups in college football Friday and Saturday. I’ll be back with you at the usual time Friday afternoon to look at the rest of the NFL

Games are presented in the order they appear in the Nevada Rotation so you can make notes in your personal schedules.

 

THANKSGIVING NFL

CHICAGO AT DETROIT: An opener of Chicago -4 was bet down to -3 because quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will either play with a bad shoulder or miss the game. Right now, he’s expected to play. Chase Daniel is…

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Network Notebook: Is “Need to Win” Overrated Over Thanksgiving?

You’re about to be overwhelmed by media pundits and TV touts talking about how a team is a smart bet or has upset potential because they “need to win.” No doubt, SOME of those WILL be. They’ll rise to the occasional and get the job done. Will all of them?

Hardly. The main problem with “need to win” teams this late in the season is that they many have flaws or they wouldn’t have such urgency in the first place. The New York Giants “need” to win to stay alive in the NFC East race. They’re 3-7! Many NFL teams are…

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Looking Ahead to a Healthy Thanksgiving Menu -- and Lots of Annual Jim Hurley Turkey Shoot Winners!

OUR NFL WEEK 12 THANKSGIVING DAY QUICK-HITTER PREVIEWS ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: THE HEISMAN TROPHY LEADERS PLUS COLLEGE ACTION ON THE HOLIDAY

Okay, so are points gonna be as plentiful on Thanksgiving Day in the three NFL games as they were in Monday Night's wild 54-51 win/push by the Los Angeles Rams over the Kansas City Chiefs? Stay tuned and let's just say that "over" winner for the public was as easy as pumpkin pie, eh? We're zooming in on what should be a great holiday weekend of NFL Week 12 and College Football and here's a quickie reminder ...

We will be…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: How to Handicap Thanksgiving Football

As promised, I’m going to talk today about how to handicap “holiday” week football games. I won’t get specific about individual teams because I need to protect that information for paying clients. (Thanks, by the way, to all of you who signed up for my 200-unit winner on Navy over Tulsa this past Saturday). I will focus on the elements of THE MOTIVATION FACTOR that typically loom the largest over Thanksgiving weekend.

We’re going to see some extreme results this week. Teams who lack motivation against opponents that don’t get their juices flowing are going to miss the market by a…

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NFL Week 11: Ready for Some Football? Chiefs-Rams Get MNF Stage

THE NFL REPORT: CHIEFS-RAMS WRAP UP WILD WEEK 11 WITH SHOWDOWN IN HOLLYWOOD TONIGHT ...

WHAT'S STRAIGHT AHEAD ON THIS ULTRA-BUSY HOLIDAY WEEK/WEEKEND INCLUDING THE JIM HURLEY ANNUAL THANKSGIVING TURKEY SHOOT ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: LAYING OUT THE FBS PLAYOFF REAL SCENARIOS

Let's call it the "NFL Game of the Year, Part II".

After all, back on Nov. 4th the National Football League trotted out the Los Angeles Rams at the New Orleans Saints - see Saints 45, Rams 35 in a real doozy - in what was then hailed as the "Game of the Year" but now with this prime-time tilt this evening…

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The NFL Week 11 Key Games

THE NFL WEEK 11 MENU - HERE'S WHAT LAS VEGAS "WANTS" YOU TO BET PLUS, A COUPLE OF QUICK-HITTER PREVIEWS AS WE CHECK OUT TEXANS-'SKINS AND EAGLES AT SAINTS

Okay, so by now everyone's heard plenty about that three-week "run" where the books were the ones getting whacked by Joe Public - notice you didn't hear any whining from the desert last week, right?

But the fact of the matter is that based on many of the prices, there are sides (we're convinced) that Vegas "wants" you to bet ... here's a couple of examples as we zoom into Sunday's NFL Week…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting NFL Week 11

An intense start to the new NFL week with Seattle surviving the Green Bay Packers Thursday night 27-24. A lot of complaining in Las Vegas about officiating and Green Bay’s time management. At the end of the evening, it was sports books complaining the loudest. Everyone betting Seattle -2.5 won. Anybody betting the game day line on the key number of three was refunded for a push. Sportsbooks hate it when nobody loses!

Now we move to the rest of the pro schedule to see how sharps have been betting. A whopping SIX bye teams this week! Those are: Buffalo, Cleveland,…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: NFL Litmus Tests

Because so many bad teams have byes this week (New England is the only contender to get Sunday off, with the Bills, Browns, Dolphins, Jets and 49ers all staying home to watch great TV games with the rest of us), handicappers will have a prime opportunity to evaluate top playoff threats vs. quality opposition.

It’s not quite the same as the playoffs, because a lot of non-playoff caliber teams will be exposed. But, the following games in particular will be true litmus tests for teams hoping to close strong.

SundayDallas (4-5) at Atlanta (4-5)

Tennessee (5-4) at Indianapolis (4-5)

Houston (6-3) at Washington (6-3)

Philadelphia…

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The College Football Weekend Menu -- It’s Hot!

 

 

HERE’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S

KEY WEEKEND PREVIEWS –

HOW TO APPROACH AND ‘CAP

THESE MARQUEE MATCHUPS

 

The College Football world is zooming full-speed ahead towards next month’s playoffs – see Saturday, Dec. 29th – but there’s plenty of “meat on the bone” when it comes to this 2018 regular-season sked … we’ll offer up some handicapping tips as we examine a batch of games on the Saturday docket. But first …

 

Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers banged out plenty of winners last week/weekend and now we’re ready to roar with lots more gridiron goodies as NFL Week 11 rolls on … and…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting Late Week Football

Back for a new week of college and pro football. Today we’ll look at how sharps have been betting Thursday and Friday action, as well as marquee matchups in Saturday’s relatively soft schedule. I’ll be back with you Friday afternoon to study the rest of this weekend’s NFL.

Games are presented in the order they appear in the Nevada Rotation so you can make notes in your personal schedules.

 

THURSDAY NFL

GREEN BAY AT SEATTLE: We had been painted Seattle -2.5 all week, but that moved to a solid three across the board this morning. You could take that two ways. Either sharps…

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Packers at Seahawks Jump-Star NFL Week 11 Tonite

NFL WEEK #11 IS HERE - A PACKERS-SEAHAWKS QUICKIE PREVIEW ...

CHECKIN' OUT THE "SLEEPER GAMES" ON NFL WEEK 11 & COLLEGE FOOTBALL ... PLUS, THIS WEEK'S HEISMAN TROPHY WATCH LIST WITH OUR ODDS TO WIN THE SHINY TROPHY

Everyone knows the deal: NFL fans from sea-to-shining-sea are itching to get at Monday Night's showdown between the 9-and-1 Kansas City Chiefs at the 9-1 Los Angeles Rams (and thank goodness they won't be playing on that shabby field in Mexico City!) and the fact of the matter that prime-time tilt is one of only three NFL Week 11 games that will pit…

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Network Notebook: Don’t Bet Hot/Cold Trends

Many handicappers will be tempted to bet on the “red hot” Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orleans Saints this weekend. Both teams are enjoying long runs of success straight up and against the spread. Both proved last week that they’re playing at PEAK levels…each scoring more than 50 points!

*Pittsburgh beat Carolina 52-21, gaining 457 yards on 7.9 yards-per-play. The Steelers scored touchdowns on all four journeys into the red zone…and had five touchdowns and a field goal coming on drives of 60 yards or more.

*New Orleans won at Cincinnati 51-14, gaining 509 yards on 6.9 yards-per-play. The Saints scored touchdowns on…

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NFL’s Pointspread Standings Plus College Coaching Vacancies

 

 

THE NFL REPORT:

WE UPDATE THE POINTSPREAD STANDINGS

AND LET YOU KNOW WHICH DIVISION’S

BEEN THE BEST …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS / NOTES:

POWER CONFERENCE COACHING VACANIES AHEAD

 

Okay, so the NFL Week 11 sked is – seemingly – all about the Monday Night Football battle in Mexico:

The Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Rams are already the talk of the town even though there’s a whole Thursday/Sunday card to navigate thru first but you should know both 9-and-1 SU (straight-up) teams are the only ones in the league where they play for pay in which both sides have a plus 100 (or more) points…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Anatomy of a 200-unit Winner

This past Saturday I won a monster 200-unit release on Utah State (-) over San Jose State 62-24. The analytical process for that winning call featured all the main keys we always talk about here in my College of Advanced Sports Betting and Handicapping. I’ve decided to make an outline of that process today’s tutorial so you can apply the reasoning to search for other virtual locks the rest of this season.

 

PLAYMAKERS AND GAMEBREAKERS

It goes without saying that any favorite that enters a game with an 8-1 record and a national ranking of #14 in the AP poll is going…

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NFL Week 10: Is it Time to Bag This Eagles’ Season?

NFL WEEK 10 UPDATE: THE EAGLES LOSE (AGAIN!) AS NFC PLAYOFF PICTURE TAKES SHAPES WITHOUT 'EM ...

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PREVIEW: WHO'S THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS IN GIANTS VS. 49ERS? ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKEND RECAP: IT'S CALLED THE STATUS QUO, FOLKS

Geez, that Super Bowl parade last February through the streets of Philadelphia is now an ancient memory, isn't it?

The here-and-now Eagles - just 4-5 SU (straight-up) and 3-6 ATS (against the spread) following last night's sorry 27-20 loss to the 7.5-point underdog Dallas Cowboys - would have eight NFC teams ahead of 'em in the playoff pecking order if this 2018…

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Checkin’ Out NFL Week 10 and Hot Sides

THE NFL WEEK 10 UPDATE: WILL THE "HOT SIDES" KEEP ROLLIN' SUNDAY?

Nobody needs to remind us that this has been a rather wacky year spreadwise in the National Football League:

Hey, the Los Angeles Rams last weekend just suffered their first SU (straight-up) loss of the year following a glitzy 8-0 start but did you realize this NFC West squad is a rotten 1-4-1 ATS (against the spread) since late September?

On the flip side of things, teams such as Arizona and Denver - two teams that won't sniff the playoffs this season - have winning spread marks the past month of…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting NFL Week 10

The Pittsburgh Steelers looked like a Super Bowl team Thursday night in a 52-21 thrashing of the Carolina Panthers. Sharps (professional wagerers) misread that one, loading up on the dog at +4 or better through the week. Is better news ahead for the Wide Guys? Let’s run through their action in other pro football matchups.

Note that there are byes this week for four teams: Baltimore, Denver, Houston, and Minnesota. Games are presented in Nevada Rotation order so you can make notes in your schedule.

 

SUNDAY

BUFFALO AT THE NY JETS: An opener in the range of 8-9 fell right away. That was…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: November’s “Motivation Factors”

You longtime students here in my College of Advances Sports Betting and Handicapping know how much weight I put on THE MOTIVATION FACTOR when handicapping. Las Vegas point spreads can be off by two or three touchdowns when oddsmakers don’t properly account for the highs and lows of various scenarios.

You read that right. I didn’t say two or three points. I said two or three touchdowns. Motivated teams can post huge victory margins. Perhaps more importantly, teams completely lacking in motivation can get run off the field. And, there’s nothing oddsmakers can do about that. If a game “should” be…

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The College Football Weekend Update: All the Key Previews Plus Spread Notes

COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S KEY SATURDAY SHOWDOWNS - #2 CLEMSON, #3 NOTRE DAME BOTH IN BIG PRIME-TIME TILTS ...

PLUS, NFL WEEK 10 IS HERE AS STEELERS SPANK PANTHERS 52-21

As they like to say in the business, the Pittsburgh Steelers last night scored "half-a-hundy" on the Carolina Panthers with the 52-21 win at Heinz Field. Okay, so the 3.5-point favored Steelers laid a major beating on Cam Newton and Company but here's the real story on this NFL Week 10 tilt: Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger completed 22-of-25 passes for 328 yards and he threw five touchdown passes and absorbed a cheap-shot hit to…

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Seahawks' Kam Chancellor: 'Time for the next chapter'

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor said scans on his injured neck have shown no improvement and declared it was ''time for the next chapter.''

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RENTON, Wash. (AP) Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor said scans on his injured neck have shown no improvement and declared it was ''time for the next chapter.''

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Giant LeBron banner to be removed again in Cleveland

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Orioles slugger Chris Davis can't shake extended slump

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Red Sox trade minor leaguer for $1.5M in bonus allocation

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Oakland catcher Maxwell gets probation in Arizona case

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PHOENIX (AP) Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell has been sentenced to two years of probation on a disorderly conduct charge.

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