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Kelso Sturgeon Kelso 25-Unit Baseball Mismatch Game Of Week
25-Unit Baseball Mismatch Game Of Week Wins Tonight
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Kelso Sturgeon Kelso 50-Unit Winner Highlights 3-0 Friday CFB
After Kicking off the Weekend Going 2-0 On Thursday with the Browns (-3) over the Jets 21-17 and Temple (-7) beating Tulsa 31-17, I Intend To Make This The Most Profitable Friday Night Of The College Season With A 50-Unit Play, Plus Two 25-Unit Bets (100 Units In All) On The Three Marquee TV Games

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35 year Vegas Betting Legend shows you WHY he continues to have these WINNERS. This is HUGE STEAMROLLER

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Kelso Sturgeon Kelso 100-Unit Baseball Blowout Game Of Month
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Kelso Sturgeon Kelso 2018 Best Bets Club Football
A winning early-season could mean a record breaking regular season because the profits you make in early can be turned around 5-6 times by December.
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Jim Feist NFL Rivalry Game of the Week
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Jim Feist Jim Feist NFL 3-Pack of Plays – Sunday
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Blog Headlines

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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Key NFL Week 2 Tilts -- All Divisional Duels

THE JIM SEZ WEEKEND UPDATE: NFL WEEK 2 / KEY PREVIEWS AHEAD

Jim Hurley Early Sunday NFL Line BusterThe Wise Guys are pounding this game NOW! So should you! Bet this early Sunday NFL play early and often, and take advantage of the line before it moves.Click Here, the pick is available right now for just $10.

Let's stay on our little topic of divisional matchups and examine some of Sunday's biggest rivalry games:

NFL WEEK 2

CAROLINA (1-0) at ATLANTA (0-1) - 1 p.m. ET, FoxThe Falcons have been chomping at the bit following that sloppy 18-12 loss in Philly…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting NFL Week 2

Time to look at how the Wise Guys have been betting this weekend’s NFL. I’ll run through all the matchups in official Nevada Rotation order so you can make notes in your schedules.

 

SUNDAY

INDIANAPOLIS AT WASHINGTON: An opener of Washington -4.5 has been bet up to -5.5. Stores testing six (a key number, though not as important as three or seven) do see Colts money come in. That could mean a tug-of-war between Washington -5.5 and Indy +6 through the weekend. Sharps who liked the Redskins got in early at -4.5 and -5. Dog lovers will take the full six whenever…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: NFL Rules Changes Have Helped Scoring

In recent weeks we’ve been discussing how the evolution of pro football might help or hurt scoring totals in the 2018 season. I’ve given homework that would help you handicap in either direction. Now 17 games into the new season, it looks like scoring is going to be helped…at least until more quarterbacks get injured!

Here were the two competing points of view:

*Scoring would be HELPED because rules changes involving illegal hits were doing to discourage defenses from playing too aggressively. That would open up the field for more pass completions. And, it would also increase the number of penalties that…

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Bengals Snag NFL Week 2 Win /Cover; Key College Games Ahead

Jim Hurley Piles Up the Prime Time Profits!Won Monday Night with Rams (-4) over Raiders 33-13 and Thursday Night with Bengals (+1) over Ravens 34-23 

NFL WEEK 2 IS HERE - AND THE BENGALS KICK IT OFF WITH A 34-23 WIN/COVER AGAINST THE RAVENS ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S SATURDAY SIX-PACK: #4 OHIO STATE VS. #15 TCU HEADLINES MONSTER WEEKEND THAT ALSO FEATURES #12 LSU AT #7 AUBURN

As we informed you in an earlier-week Jim Sez column, NFL Week 1 divisional dogs went a sweet 4-0 against the prices and, well, they're at it again!

In last night's NFL Week 2 lid-lifter, the 1-point…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting Thursday/Saturday Football

Back for the first of two reports this week on how sharps are betting. Today we’ll study Thursday night action and marquee matchups in Saturday’s colleges. Then, I’ll return at the usual time Friday afternoon to study the rest of the pro football slate.

THURSDAY NFL

BALTIMORE AT CINCINNATI: As I write this, the market can’t make up its mind on who should be the 1-point favorite! Baltimore opened there…but Cincinnati money comes in at that price. Stores that go all the way to Bengals -1 get Ravens money. Many stores are at pick-em. I honestly have no idea where this is…

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Ravens-Bengals Kick Off NFL Week 2 Action

READY OR NOT, NFL WEEK 2 SWINGS INTO ACTION WITH A THURSDAY NIGHT SHOWDOWN THIS EVENING: IT'S RAVENS AT BENGALS IN AFC NORTH TOSS-UP BASH ... THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPDATE

Here's an NFL pointspread ditty that might have slipped through the cracks in Week One - and that's same divisional underdogs swept the board with a perfect 4-and-oh pointspread mark as Cleveland (+ 3.5) over Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay (+10) over New Orleans, Kansas City (+ 3.5) over the Los Angeles Chargers and Chicago (+ 7) over Green Bay all cashed with - of course - the Bucs and Chiefs winning easily…

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NFL Changes on the Horizon by Jim Feist

There is a changing of the guard in the NFL.  Not only are the seven new head coaches to start this season, there are also new quarterbacks ready to take over.  In addition, there are a few aging QB’s ready to step down within a few years, if not sooner.

Football NFL style is a very physical game. Careers can end with one hit.  How long can we expect to see Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers hang around? Yes, Tom Brady just said he would like to play another five years. I know the money is good…

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Network Notebook: New NFL Coaches Struggled in Week One

Here’s a complete list of all the first-year head coaches that won their regular season debuts last week in the NFL. Ha! That was it. There’s no list! All seven new head coaches (counting Jon Gruden in his first year back after a very long layoff) lost straight up. Only one was able to cover the point spread.

In schedule order…

Indianapolis (Frank Reich) lost to Cincinnati 34-23

NY Giants (Pat Shurmur) lost to Jacksonville 20-15

Tennessee (Mike Vrabel) lost to Miami 27-20

Arizona (Steve Wilks) lost to Washington 24-6

Chicago (Matt Nagy) lost to Green Bay 24-23 (only cover!)

Detroit (Matt Patricia) lost to the NY…

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NFL Week 2 Favorites -- Are You Paying Too Much With Atlanta, Pittsburgh and N’Orleans?

 

 

NFL WEEK 2 IS STRAIGHT AHEAD –

NOW WILL YOU BE LAYING “TOO MANY POINTS”

WITH DESPERATE FALCONS, STEELERS & SAINTS? …

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT:

OUR JIM SEZ TOP 10 PLUS A WHOLE LOT MORE

 

Don’t dare tell us that folks – including the ones in Las Vegas – don’t “overreact” after NFL Week 1 games have been played!

Heck, you would think the world is coming to an end if you listened to fans of the Atlanta Falcons, Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orleans Saints – none of whom won (or cashed) in their respective season-opening tilts and do keep in mind that Pittsburgh’s 21-all…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: 200-unit Winner on Boise State!

Normally I’m not one to review my winners from the prior weekend here in my College of Advanced Sports Betting and Handicapping. But, my first major release of the 2018 football season provides such a great tutorial in itself, that I really must.

Boise State (-31) over Connecticut 62-7 was a harmonic convergence of everything I stand for as a handicapper. This was one of those games where I truly believed I had a 100% chance of winning straight up, and a 90% chance of covering the spread. That may strike some of you as unbelievable given the point spread. We…

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Mr. Rogers Strikes Up Week 1 Non-Cover Win in GB; Plus MNF’s Big Night

 

 

NFL WEEK 1 UPDATE –

WE LOOK BACK AT PACKERS’

SCINTILLATING COMEBACK WIN AT LAMBEAU

(AND THE EFFECT IT WILL HAVE ON THE BEARS)

PLUS LOOK AHEAD TO TONIGHT’S MNF TWIN-BILL

 

Please don’t sit there and tell us you currently have big NFL wagers on the likes of New Orleans, Pittsburgh and/or Chicago in “over” wins-for-the-season, okay?

The fact of the matter is NFL Week 1 was extremely painful for anyone in that boat to say nothing of the fact that Bears’ fans can’t be blamed for feeling sick to their collective stomachs following last night’s 24-23 loss-but-cover at 7-point favorite Green Bay.

Sure, following that epic…

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It’s NFL Week 1 Wall-to-Wall Action

 

 

NFL WEEK 1 –

QUICK-HITTER REVIEWS

ON A BATCH OF SUNDAY SHOWDOWNS

 

Here’s something that may surprise you:

Last year in NFL Week 1 play there were only three games that finished with a one-score margin of victory … something is telling us there’s gonna be a whole lot more “close calls” in the opening week of NFL play this time around.

Heck, already we had that down-to-the-wire finish the other night when the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles nipped the Atlanta Falcons 18-12 and just go ahead and look at the pointspreads for the remainder of this NFL Week 1 card and you’ll…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting NFL Week 1

Now that the NFL has started, we’re back to our usual schedule focusing on how sharps (professional wagerers) are betting Sunday and Monday pro football action. I always take the games in official Nevada Rotation order so you can make notes in your schedules.

 

SUNDAY

PITTSBURGH AT CLEVELAND: Of course, in this first week, we’ll be talking about line moves that started MONTHS ago when lines first went up. That will be a bit tricky in some spots. Sharps may have liked one team at one price in July and another at a different price yesterday. This game opened at Steelers -7…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Many NFL Offenses Not Ready

If we learned anything from Thursday night’s season opener in the NFL, it’s that many offenses aren’t ready for the start of the new season. They didn’t get enough reps in August exhibition games. They blew off their dress rehearsals, or only went hard for a quarter. They worried more about keeping everyone healthy than preparing for real time action.

I can understand an emphasis on health. Everybody saw Green Bay fall off the map last year when Aaron Rodgers got hurt. Atlanta kept Matt Ryan bottled up in August because they don’t think they can make the playoffs with Matt…

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NFL Division Breakdowns by Jim Feist

The NFL is back, and I wanted to look at each division, give you my picks in those divisions, the conferences and who I expect to be in this year’s Super Bowl.

AFC North: The Ravens could unseat the Steelers in the division. I do prefer coach Harbaugh over Tomlin even though the Steelers might be the better team. With Bell not answering the bell, so to speak, the Steelers take a major hit until he returns. Does this open the door for the Browns or the Bengals to sneak into the mix? I won’t go that far, but I will say I…

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NFL Week 1: What Else is New as Atlanta Melts Down at Crunch Time

 

FLY, EAGLES, FLY:

DEFENDING CHAMPS PULL ANOTHER

PHILLY SPECIAL IN GRITTY 18-12 WIN

TO KICK OFF NFL ’18 CAMPAIGN

AS FALCONS MELT DOWN (AGAIN) …

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT:

HERE’S FIVE TOP GAMES ON THE

SATURDAY GRIDIRON MENU

 

Talk about the same old song!

The Atlanta Falcons – the NFL’s kings of close / heart-break losses – did it again to start this here-and-now 2018 NFL season with last night’s 18-12 loss at the 1-point home underdog Philadelphia Eagles … just hope your life is never really on the line when the Falcs make it to the red zone late in a close game!

Last night QB Matt Ryan and…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting Marquee College Games

Before we take a look at the biggest TV games on Saturday, let’s start with the important line movement in Thursday night’s NFL season opener matching the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles. I delayed release of this report on Thursday because some stores had made the Falcons a favorite!

 

THURSDAY NFL

ATLANTA AT PHILADELPHIA: This game sat on Philadelphia -4 or -3.5. all summer. When it was confirmed Carson Wentz wouldn’t be able to return…on the heels of a dismal preseason performance for the Eagles…the line dropped through the key number of three all the way to Philly -2. That’s a HUGE…

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Falcons-Eagles Collide to Kick Off Here-and-Now NFL ’18 Season

 

 

THE NFL IS BAAAACK!

FALCONS VS. EAGLES KICKS OFF

THE 2018 CAMPAIGN TONIGHT

PLUS, WE HAVE THE SUPER BOWL 53

WIN IT ALL ODDS TOO! …

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT

 

Allow us to turn back the calendar pages for a moment:

Last year on the eve of the 2017 National Football League season, the Philadelphia Eagles were listed at + 3600 to win the Super Bowl:

In other words, if you risked $100 on Philly, you won $3,600 and let us remind y’all that half the league – that’s 16 teams in all – had shorter win-it-all prices in Las Vegas than did those Eagles.

Get to the here-and-now…

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Network Notebook: Keys to Success in NFL Season Openers

Last week at this time, we talked about how to handicap season openers in college football. We hope you took that advice to heart. We might as well have written the Saturday script for you on Wednesday! We also hope you took that opportunity to sign up with JIM HURLEY for a full season of BIG, JUICY WINNERS.

Now, the companion piece. The keys to success for handicapping and betting season openers in the NFL.

*First, you need to focus very intently on the battle between starting quarterback and opposing defense. Games will be decided by THIS more than anything else. Can…

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The Jim Hurley Network Rocks Vegas -- Again!

VIRGINIA TECH FLOORS FLORIDA STATE 24-3 TO CAP INCREDIBLE FIRST WEEK OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL FOR THE JIM HURLEY NETWORK ...

MORE COLLEGE FOOTBALL: FAVS/DOGS BREAK ALMOST DEAD-EVEN IN FIRST WEEK BUT WHAT'S AHEAD HERE FOR TROUBLED MICHIGAN

PLUS OUR WEEKLY JIM SEZ TOP 10 ... AND OUR NFL WEEK 1 GOODIES TOO

As they say in the business, it doesn't get any better than that!

The Jim Hurley Network really / truly rock-n-rolled the wagering world right out of the proverbial starting gate with a spectacular opening holiday weekend that featured outright underdog winners by Cincinnati (+ 14.5) over UCLA and BYU (+…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: More Work on College Quarterbacks

In our last class get-together, I provided you with four quadrants for classifying college football quarterbacks based on their ability to move the ball…and their ability to avoid turnovers. If you missed that class day, please go back in the archives now and study the discussion. As I was watching high profile games this past weekend, it occurred to me that we need to add an extra dimension to that analysis.

The ability to perform vs. pressure!

If you watched Michigan/Notre Dame and Miami/LSU (along with several others I’m sure), you noticed that the losing quarterbacks put up a lot of yardage…

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Jim Hurley Knocks ’Em Dead in College Football Opening Week

JIM HURLEY'S NETWORK SMOKES 'EM - FIRST FULL WEEK OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS A SLAM-BANG AFFAIR WITH TONS OF WINNERS!!! ...

PLUS, WE RECAP HOLIDAY WEEKEND WINS BY #25 LSU, #9 AUBURN & #12 NOTRE DAME AND TONIGHT'S ACC SHOWDOWN BETWEEN #20 V-TECH AT #19 FLORIDA STATE ...

NFL WEEK ONE STRAIGHT AHEAD: FALCONS-EAGLES GETS IT JUMP-STARTED THURSDAY NITE

Go ahead ... you can take LSU head coach Ed Orgeron off that "hot seat" already.

The embattled boss-man of the Bayou Bengals was all smiles following Sunday night's rollicking - and never/ever in doubt - 33-17 win against 3-point favorite Miami in Arlington as…

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College Football Odds & Ends This Holiday Weekend

 

 

EXTRA, EXTRA:

COLLEGE FOOTBALL STEALS

THE SHOW THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND

 

It’s truly a slam-bang first weekend of this College Football Season when you stop to consider the following:

There are a dozen head coaches making their debuts at new Power Conference schools and we ain’t expecting long “honeymoon” periods for the likes of UCLA’s Chip Kelly, Arizona’s Kevin Sumlin and Nebraska’s Scott Frost … in other words, you’re all twin-figure betting favorites for your weekend games here and the alumni (wink, wink) really would like to see some lopsided scores put up on the board.

There’s also some national powers away from home this very…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting Marquee Matchups

From this point forward, Friday’s will be reserved for our sharp reports for weekend NFL. This week, we look at marquee matchups in college football. Beginning next week, our Thursday report will cover Thursday Night football and the college blockbusters.

As always, I look at the games in official rotation order…

SATURDAY

TEXAS AT MARYLAND: Earlier this summer, Texas opened up around -8 or -9. At lot has happened since then, particularly with Maryland’s program in turmoil because of off-the-field occurrences. Texas is up to -13.5 as I write this, with some stores testing -14. Sharps aren’t currently laying the points with the…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: A Shortcut for Classifying Quarterbacks

As I was watching Northwestern/Purdue Thursday night on ESPN, it occurred to me that I could present to you an easy but useful way to evaluate and categorize college football quarterbacks. We’ve talked a lot over the years about how to focus on talent and GAMEBREAKING ability. And, we’ve also talked about the importance of avoiding turnovers. Today, we discuss an easy method for categorization that you can use as “homework” as you watch games all weekend.

These are the two basic questions you should ask of every quarterback:

*Can he move the ball downfield?

*Can he avoid turnovers?

Some college quarterbacks drive the…

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Northwestern Win Gets Holiday Weekend Off and Runnin

IT'S A MONSTER LABOR DAY WEEKEND FOR THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL KIDS - WE'VE GOT QUICK-HITTER PREVIEWS/KEY SPREAD STATS

Okay, so everyone into the pool!

Yes, indeed, each and every one of the Associated Press Top 25 college football teams is in action during this jam-packed Labor Day weekend - last night #21 UCF obliterated UConn 56-17 behind five TD passes by QB McKenzie Milton to ick-start the whole dang holiday -- and you better believe there are lots of other ranked teams out there looking to "make a statement" and scale their way up the charts ... we're thinking #9 Auburn (vs.…

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College Football, NFL Preseason Week 4 Action Tonight

 

 

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPDATE:

FIRST FULL WEEK KICKS OFF TONIGHT

WITH A KEY BIG 10 GAME LEADING THE CHARGE …

THE NFL PRESEASON WEEK 4 REPORT

 

Okay, College Football fans, it’s time to hunker down for this here-and-now 2018 season.

Sure, they played a few games last Saturday night to whet the proverbial appetite but right now we’re looking at a grand total of 44 games between this evening through Labor Day Monday and gotta say we’re particularly intrigued by tonight’s Big 10 showdown between Northwestern at 1-point betting fav Purdue. The N’western Wildcats have been taking the loot – Purdue opened as a 3-point…

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Network Notebook: Keys to Success in College Football Openers

Though the 2018 college football season officially began last week with a handful of games, the REAL start to the season is upon us, with a massive slate of games just about to kick off. There are matchups worth your betting attention as early as Thursday and Friday. And, then true bowl-caliber (and maybe Final Four caliber) blockbusters Saturday. Of course, it’s Labor Day Weekend, which means TV specials Sunday and Monday as well.

JIM HURLEY loves handicapping early season football because that’s when the lines are most vulnerable to INFORMATION. Oddsmakers will never be more out of touch than they…

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College Football is Back and It’s Full-Steam Ahead

 

 

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT:

THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT AS WE INCH

CLOSER TO A JAM-PACKED LABOR DAY WEEKEND

PLUS, OUR FINAL CONFERENCE-BY-CONFERENCE LOOKS TOO! …

THE NFL NOTEBOOK:

WE HAVE FANTASY “ADVICE” DURING DRAFT WEEK

 

Just in case you’ve been too busy planning out the holiday weekend barbecue ahead, let us be the first to tell y’all that there are some 44 College Football games on this Labor Day Weekend menu – and better believe there are some real marquee matchups on the docket including #6 Washington vs. #9 Auburn (in Atlanta) and #14 Michigan at #12 Notre Dame (a prime-timer on NBC) on Saturday plus…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Dress Rehearsals Were Awful!

I have to say that was one of the worst weekends of pro football I’ve ever watched in my life. Yes, I know it was the preseason…but it was the worst week of preseason football I’ve ever watched in my life!

At least, in earlier exhibitions this month you got the sense that many players were fighting to win jobs. Even if they knew they were destined to be cut (or squeezed out) by their current team, they could latch on elsewhere. Remember all those high scoring early games with second, third, and fourth-team quarterbacks putting up big numbers.

But, when it…

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Richie Baccellieri: Two Surprises Kick Off College Football Season

Generally speaking, my football articles will be looking forward through this coming season. Starting next week, Thursdays will focus on how sharps are betting the Thursday and Friday action, plus select marquee matchups in college football Saturday. Then, our traditional Friday report (popular for years under different authors) will look at how sharps are betting the rest of that week's NFL action.

This is our final week in the summer schedule...so, our last Monday report for awhile. I wanted to spend today talking about how far off the betting markets were for the first two games of the college season. A…

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NFL Preseason Pointspread Goodies Plus More!

THE NFL PRESEASON NOTEBOOK: GOING 'ROUND THE LEAGUE AFTER "DRESS REHEARSAL" WEEK ...

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT: TIME TO TACKLE THE SEC AND THE AAC WITH A FULL SLATE OF NCAA GAMES AHEAD!

Okay, so you've probably heard those TV/radio commercials regarding investment houses that like to claim "past performances are not always an indication of future results" but just thought we'd let you know that NFL Preseason Betting Favorites exited the Week 3 games at 18-27-2 ATS (against the spread) with a pair of Pick 'Em games.

Folks, that means NFL Preseason Underdogs have been winning at a nifty .600 clip ...…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Are You Ready for College Football?

If you’re only half-paying attention to the sports schedule, you may not be aware that college football starts this Saturday with a pair of games in my half of the country. Wyoming is a road favorite at New Mexico State in a game that’s been time changed to evening for ESPN2. Hawaii is a two-touchdown road underdog at Colorado State on CBS Sports Network.

Are you ready to pick those games? Are you ready to pick the games that will be played next week? The first full week of action runs from Thursday night through Labor Day evening. If you’ve been…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting the NFL Dress Rehearsals

Once the regular season starts, we’ll be back to the normal schedule studying how sharps (professional wagerers) have been betting important college games and the NFL. I definitely wanted to do that for the preseason dress rehearsal games too. Those start TONIGHT, so let’s get busy.

 

THURSDAY’S GAME

PHILADELPHIA AT CLEVELAND: Cleveland went up at -2 initially. That went up to as high as -3.5 before it was clear that Nick Foles was going to play for the Eagles. That brought the line back down to -3. But…sharps like the Browns on the key number, and have driven the line back up…

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Network Notebook: What to Look For in Dress Rehearsals

A lot of people want to tell you how to bet this week’s dress rehearsal games in the NFL preseason. JIM HURLEY’S NOTEBOOOK has been there…done that…and has nothing new to say on the matter because the fundamentals don’t change. What we taught you five years ago, or 10 years ago still holds true. 

But, what to LOOK FOR in these matchups…and how to use that information once the regular season starts? That’s helpful to handicappers who want to get a head start on analyzing the 2018 pro football campaign. That’s something you can focus on this week as you watch…

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Richie Baccellieri: Building your NFL Power Ratings

The great thing about studying betting markets during dress rehearsal week is that you get to see how oddsmakers (by way of opening lines) and sharps (by way of early betting) are viewing team quality entering the regular season.

This will help you build your own Power Ratings for teams. If your own evaluations seem off…you’re probably wrong (at least a little bit)…and should consider shading your numbers in the direction of the market. If you’re in synch…you’re ready to start digging deeper to find situational or stat angles that might help you find betting value each week.

Of course, the problem…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Handicapping NFL Dress Rehearsals

Though KELSO STURGEON is always very serious about handicapping, it’s time for YOU to really get focused in these final days of August, 2018. The arrival of dress rehearsal week in the NFL preseason is the sign on the calendar that REAL football is about to begin.

*NFL teams will be going at it for at least a half at regular season intensity THIS week.

*We also have a couple of regular season college football games THIS week.

*Next week, almost EVERYONE in college football is in action. Sure, there are some cupcake games. But, bowl caliber showdowns are also on that first…

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More NFL Preseason Week 2 Tilts -- Including Bengals-Cowboys

THE NFL PRESEASON WEEK 2 WEEKEND UPDATE ... PLUS, IT'S THE MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE

So, just in case it's too hot or too stormy out there for you at the start of this summer weekend, there's back-to-back-to-back-to-back NFL Preseason Week 2 games "on the tube" for your viewing pleasure on this Saturday and we'll be glad to get y'all quick-hitter previews just below but first this reminder ...

Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers keep bashing the books this NFL Preseason with lots more winners straight ahead as this week's card continues with Seven (7) games on the Saturday menu…

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Richie Baccellieri: Sharps Winning in NFL by Studying Backup QB’s

If you’ve been following the NFL betting markets this week, you’ve seen some major line moves already come through. Two steamed favorites won Thursday night (New England and Green Bay). Steamed totals did well. Sharps are making the right moves at the right times.

I’m hearing from my sources, and noticing on my own, that many of these moves are connected to expectations for backup quarterbacks.

*If sharps (professional wagerers) are expecting production from the backups, particularly with A LOT of passing, then they’re betting that team and/or the Over.

*If sharps are expecting unimpressive play with a lot of incomplete passes and…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Prepare for a Wild NFL Season

Just 20 games into the 2018 exhibition season, it’s become very clear that this is going to be a wild NFL campaign. Many teams are going to become even more pass-heavy than they already were on offense. Defenses have to back off because they don’t want to get penalties for illegal hits. Things are about to get messy!

That doesn’t mean EVERY game is going to see 90 or more combined passes (Eagles/Pats made it to 91 total passes Thursday night), or that EVERY game is going to fly Over its total (Green Bay beat Pittsburgh 51-34 Thursday night, going over…

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NFL Preseason Week 2: Foles Injury Plus Five Games Tonight

 

 

NFL PRESEASON WEEK 2 –

THURSDAY RE-CAPS PLUS TONIGHT’S TILTS TOO …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE UPDATES:

IT’S THE SUN BELT

 

This just in:

The defending Super Bowl champions may need a “Philly Special” should QB Nick Foles be out for any prolonged period of time. Last night Foles suffered a now much-discussed shoulder sprain in that 37-20 loss at 4.5-point favorite New England and we’ve already witnessed those video clips of one-time Eagles’ starting QB Carson Wentz (and he doesn’t appear to be very mobile now, does he?).

Hey, is this any way to start a run to back-to-back titles?

Naturally, Foles’ injury was / is the…

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2018 College Football’s Top 21-40 By Jim Feist

2018 College Football’s Top 21-40By Jim Feist

It’s time to kick off a new football season!  College football begins on August 25, so here’s a look at the top teams, starting with my top 21-40.  I have the odds to win the NCAA Championship next to team name (if they have odds) and the odds to win their respective conference championship next to that.  Let’s get started with teams 40 through 21.

40.  Georgia Tech: 50/1 ACCReturning Starters: 13 (8 offense, 5 defense, 1 QB)Last Year’s Record: 5-6Projected Finish: 6-6The ACC is one of the tougher FBS conferences with Boston College, Clemson,…

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Jets-Redskins on ESPN Tonight

 

 

THE NFL PRESEASON WEEK 2 REPORT –

THE LOWDOWN ON TONIGHT’S THREE (3) GAMES …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPDATE:

IT’S TIME TO CHECK OUT THE PAC-12

 

Okay, so we let ‘ya know in yesterday’s Jim Sez column that NFL Preseason Week 1 Betting Favorites wound up going 7-7-2 ATS (against the spread) and thus we enter this full week of exhibition games with NFL Preseason Betting Favs at 7-8-2 ATS overall this summer (remember Chicago’s cover as 2.5-point underdogs versus Baltimore in the Hall of Fame Game back on Aug. 2nd).

Now, what we need to tell you is that NFL Preseason Home Teams are a…

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