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NFL Week 3 Sked: Rams-Browns Preview

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 THE NFL WEEK 3 REPORT –SUNDAY PREVIEWS PLUSPOINTSPREAD STREAKERS FYI, there are currently nine NFL teams that are 2-and-oh ATS (against the spread) to start off this here-and-now 2019 campaign but dig a little bit deeper and you’ll discover the following factoids … The Buffalo Bills have covered their last four consecutive games while dating back to late last season …The Los Angeles Rams have covered six of their last seven games overall – the one failed spread verdict came in Super Bowl 53 …And the New England Patriots have notched six spread wins in a row since late last year and…

#7 Notre Dame at #3 Georgia Steals Saturday Night Spotlight

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 THE JIM SEZ WEEKEND UPDATE:#7 NOTRE DAME AT #3 GEORGIA ISMARQUEE MATCHUP DELUXEHERE ON A GREAT COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKEND …NFL WEEK 3 GETS KICKED OFFWITH JACKSONVILLE’S 20-7 SLEEPY WIN VS. TENNESSEE Let’s be truthful, folks:The first three weeks of this here-and-now NCAA Football season has been rather light on great head-to-head matchups as we’ve witnessed way too many “cupcakes” on the respective schedules of the nation’s top-ranked teams.So, how does #7 Notre Dame at #3 Georgia “between the hedges” grab ‘ya on Saturday night?It’s a really tall task for the “wake up the echoes” gang from South Bend – right now…

It’s Titans vs. Jags Tonite Plus College Top 10

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE NFL WEEK 3 REPORT –IT’S TITANS AT THE JAGSON THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALLPLUS, WHY “OVER” PLAYERSHAVE BEEN BATTERED AND BRUISED SO FAR …THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPDATE:OUR JIM SEZ TOP 10 AND MORE! The NFL 2019 season is two weeks old – and yet “over” players have been beaten down pretty good already.Okay, so maybe everyone should have “seen this coming” … after all, hardly any offensive stars played in the preseason and yet most of the early-year betting lines had totals prices in the mid-to-high 40s. Truthfully, it’s not all because of the many quarterback injuries thus far, but that has…

NFL Home Teams Getting Crushed So Far

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 THE NFL REPORT –WHATEVER HAPPENED TO “HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE”AS THE LEAGUE’S ROAD TEAMSROAR FOR A SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK …COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK:EXAMINING THE 0-3 SPREAD SQUADS Home field advantage, my foot!The National Football League’s put two weeks away into the history books and – among all the many, many storylines is the fact that home teams now have gone 5-11-0 ATS (against the spread) in back-to-back weekends.That’s right, NFL home teams are a collective 10-22-0 versus the vig so far – that’s a sickly .313 winning rate, folks – and take note that the following NFL squads are each 0-and-2 against the odds…

NFL Week 2 -- Brees and Ben Go Boom; Browns-Jets Tonight

Monday, September 16, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE NFL WEEK 2 UPDATE –BREES & BIG BEN AMONG KEY QB INJURIESPLUS, A MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PREVIEWAS BROWNS-JETS CLASH IN NEW JERSEY …COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S BIGGEST WEEKEND BUSTS Let’s be real …If you’re a big fan of the National Football League – and more specifically, a big fan of the New Orleans Saints, the Pittsburgh Steelers and / or the Philadelphia Eagles -- then you really didn’t want to hear the names of Teddy Bridgewater (Saints), Mason Rudolph (Steelers) and Josh McCown (Eagles) this past weekend … but you did!No offense to those three fine gentlemen, but they are the second-stringers…

NFL Week 2 -- Will Saints-Rams Have a Hollywood Ending?

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 THE NFL WEEK 2 PREVIEWS –EXAMINING ALL THE KEY NUMBERS Okay, so a whole heckuva lot has been made of the fact that the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots are 18.5-point betting favorites for their Week 2 tilt in Miami here on this third Sunday in September …But did you realize the Patriots – fresh off last Sunday Night’s 33-3 pound-it-out win against the 5.5-point underdog Pittsburgh Steelers – are now a collective 37-17-1 ATS (against the spread) as betting favorites since the start of the 2016 campaign?In other words, if there’s anyone out there in NFL-land that can…

College Football’s Elite Are Laying Monster Road Prices on Saturday

Friday, September 13, 2019 at 12:00 AM

COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S KEY WEEKEND SHOWDOWNS - WE'RE CHECKING OUT #1 CLEMSON, #5 OKLAHOMA AND #6 OHIO STATE AS TRUE HEAVY-DUTY ROAD FAVORITES AND THE "CY-HAWK" RIVALRY GAME IS HERE ...THE NFL WEEK 2 UPDATE: BUCS BOUNCE PANTHERS 20-14 PLUS, WILL FIRST-YEAR COACHES BOUNCE BACK FROM A CRUMMY WEEK 1?No doubt there's some good under-the-radar non-Top 25 games on this weekend's College Football docket - how about this evening's North Carolina at Wake Forest bash at 6 p.m. Eastern time on ESPN along with tomorrow's tilts between Kansas State at Miss State, Air Force at Colorado and TCU at Purdue. All…

NFL Week 2 Kicks Off: It’s Bucs-Panthers in NFC South Scuffle

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE NFL UPDATE -BUCS-PANTHERS GET WEEK 2 KICK-STARTED TONIGHT PLUS, WE DELVE INTO SUNDAY'S SHOWDOWNS BETWEEN COWBOYS VS. 'SKINS & CHIEFS VS. RAIDERS ...THERE'S COLLEGE FOOTBALL QUICK-HITTER PREVIEWS TOOYou might have noticed: The NFL Week 2 menu is heavy on divisional games - there's seven of 'em in all including this here-and-now Thursday Night Football game between NFC South rivals Tampa Bay at Carolina - and if you hadn't noticed last week divisional dogs snagged four-of-five covers ... so there!The one-and-only divisional home favorite that won /covered its Week 1 game was the Dallas Cowboys who blow-torched the 7-point underdog…

NFL Dogs Pound Out 10-6 Mark in Week 1 Play

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE NFL UPDATE: DOGS CASH ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL TWIN-BILL PLUS WE WONDER IF THERE ARE "MUST WINS" IN WEEK 2 ... OUR JIM SEZ COLLEGE FOOTBALL TOP 10 PLUS, EARLY-SEASON SPREAD FLOPSThe NFL Week 1 update that really matters to all of us folks ... Betting Favorites went a crummy 6-10 ATS (against the spread) and that figure included the pair of pointspread wins for underdogs Houston (+ 6.5) and Oakland (+ 3) on that Monday Night Football doubleheader that featured some real eye-opening action. Are the Raiders better than advertised (keep in mind their "over" wins total entering…

It’s Texans-Saints to Start off MNF Twin-Bill

Monday, September 9, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE NFL WEEK 1 REPORT -BROWNS GO BUST, PATRIOTS LOOK SUPER PLUS, THERE'S PREVIEWS FOR TONIGHT'S TEXANS VS. SAINTS, BRONCOS VS. RAIDERS TILTS …COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKEND HITS & MISSESIt's a small "sample size" - okay, it's just NFL Week 1 - but it sure looks as if the Cleveland Browns were "overhyped" while coming into this here-and-now campaign while the defending champion New England Patriots were "not hyped enough".As it turned out, the Patriots - a resounding 33-3 winner against the 5.5-point underdog Pittsburgh Steelers last night in Foxboro - very much looked like the best team in football right…

Steelers-Pats Headline Sunday’s NFL Week 1 Action

Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  NFL WEEK 1 –LET’S CATCH UP WITHSUNDAY’S MONSTER CARD The beat goes on here in NFL Week 1 play … and, don’t worry, not every game out there is gonna be 10-3 (see Green Bay over Chicago this past Thursday night)!In fact, there’s a plethora of great games / great storylines on tap for Sunday’s NFL Week 1 action and we’ll dig into ‘em in a moment but first this key reminder: Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers plan on piling up loads of profits this NFL 2019 season and so make sure you get wall-to-wall NFL Week 1…

Packers Snag Upset Win in Chitown --

Friday, September 6, 2019 at 12:00 AM

NFL'S 100TH SEASON STARTS OFF WITH A DEFENSIVE GEM AS PACKERS TOP BEARS 10-3 AND JIM HURLEY'S NETWORK EASILY CASHES THE "UNDER" ...COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S KEY SATURDAY SHOWDOWNS AHEAD: #1 CLEMSON HOSTS #12 TEXAS A&M PLUS IT'S #6 LSU AT #9 TEXASThe National Football League has been pushing this 100th year anniversary season big-time ... so wasn't it entirely appropriate that the oldest rivalry in the sport's history produced a game with only one touchdown?The Green Bay Packers' 10-3 win at the 3-point favorite Chicago Bears may not have won any awards for great offensive displays - did anyone convert a…

NFL ’19 Season Swings Into Action as Packers-Bears Rivalry is Renewed

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  IT’S PACKERS VS. BEARS TOKICK OFF NFL’S 100TH SEASON …BEST & WORST NFL SPREADS FROM LAST YEARPLUS, THE SUPER BOWL 54 ODDS TO WIN IT ALL …COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS / NOTES Play it again, guys!Tonight, the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears usher in the start of the 2019 season – yes, the beginning of this 100th year of the National Football League – and they’ll be playing one another for an NFL-record 199th time.Still, nobody ever gets tired of this rivalry and so the NFL is putting it up first on this Week 1 card – enjoy and make…

Our NFL Regular-Season Wins Chart -- and More

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE NFL '19 SEASON IS (ALMOST) HERE - PACKERS-BEARS KICK OFF LEAGUE'S 100TH YEAR ON THURSDAY NITE AND WE HAVE REGULAR-SEASON WINS TOTALS AND COMMENTS ...THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPDATE: TAKING A SNEAK PEEK AT WHAT'S AHEADLet us be neither the first nor certainly the last to remind you that the National Football League is embarking on its 100th season:There's gonna be turn-back-the-clock reminders all year long regarding the NFL's centennial season - that's cool - but all we care about is winning and cashing here at the Jim Hurley Network.And we guarantee this ... there will be an ample amount…

#9 Notre Dame Rounds Out Holiday Weekend Action

Monday, September 2, 2019 at 12:00 AM

COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S OPENING WEEKEND WRAPS UP TONIGHT WITH #9 NOTRE DAME AT LOUISVILLE AND JIM HURLEY'S NETWORK IS GONNA BANG OUT ANOTHER WINNER ...PLUS, ALL THE HITS-AND-MISSES FROM NCAA FOOTBALL'S WEEK #1 ...Okay, so what did we tell y'all in one of last week's Jim Sez columns?We warned anyone that would listen that there would be a double-digit upset winner or two on this Labor Day Weekend menu and we wound up selling the twin-digit dogs short: There were actually four major upsets of 10-or-more point favorites beginning with last Friday's last-second 34-31 win by 10.5-point home dog Nevada against…

College Football’s Hot Summer Weekend Rolls On: Houston at #4 Oklahoma

Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT: HOLIDAY WEEKEND HAS KEY  SUNDAY NITE SHOWDOWN AS HOUSTON VS. #4 OKLAHOMA TAKES CENTER STAGE ...NFL NOTEBOOK: HERE'S SOME KEY SPREAD STATS REGARDING SEASON OPENERSThe hits just keep on comin'! College Football's first full weekend of action really heated up on Saturday with a grand total of 57 games ... but you gotta wait till Sunday night to find out about the country's fourth-ranked squad (and the Big 12 Conference favorite) - the Oklahoma Sooners.Sure, the Sooners have banged out back-to-back Heisman Trophy winners the past two years in quarterbacks Baker Mayfield (2017) and Kyler Murray…

College Football’s Big, Big, Big Holiday Weekend is Here

Friday, August 30, 2019 at 12:00 AM

COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S MONSTER HOLIDAY WEEKEND IS HERE - WE CHECK OUT THE TOP MATCHUPS PLUS MORE! ...NFL NEWS & NOTES: NOW THAT THE 2019 PRESEASON'S IN THE BOOKS, WE TAKE A SNEAK PEEK AT WHAT'S AHEADReady or not, here comes the College Football Season!Sure, all the talk is about defending national champion Clemson and last year's runner-up Alabama - we get it - but better be sure there's gonna be some shocking results throughout the course of this 2019 season and there's a handful of teams that should be on "upset alert" right here on this Labor Day weekend:It could…

College Football is Off-and-Rollin’

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 12:00 AM

HELLO, NCAA FOOTBALL!!!THE COLLEGE KIDS ARE BACK AND WE GETCHA A 2019 OVERVIEW PLUS THE KEY TILTS ON THIS THURSDAY NITE CARD TOO ...NFL PRESEASON '19 WRAPS UP Hey, school's in session and that means the 2019 College Football Season finally is here:Okay, so last week's two games played on Saturday night just managed to whet our proverbial appetite - the Jim Hurley Network clients cashed in big with "under" 46 points in Florida's hang-on-for-dear-life 24-20 non-cover win against Miami - but now it gets serious with this Labor Day Weekend menu that features a grand total of 43 on-the-board…

NFL Preseason Week 3 Plus NCAA Conference Previews

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 12:00 AM

NFL PRESEASON WEEK 3 GETS ROLLIN' THURSDAY NITE WITH SIX (6) GAMES PLUS, WE EYEBALL OTHER KEY TILTS ...COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE UPDATES - WE CHECK OUT C-USA, MID-AM AND SUN BELTHere's a little warning to the wagering world ... No longer is NFL Preseason Week 3 always a "dress rehearsal" as it used to be. Now, many NFL teams won't even suit up their starters for this third exhibition game (or fourth exhibition game if you're Denver or Atlanta) and in many cases you're only gonna see starting players in for a single series before getting yanked.In short, you gotta…

49ers-Broncos Caps Off Preseason Week 2

Monday, August 19, 2019 at 12:00 AM

NFL PRESEASON WEEK 2 WRAPS UP TONIGHT WITH NINERS-BRONCOS BASH ... PLUS, THERE'S WEEKEND RECAPS AND MORE ...COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE NOTES: WE EXAMINE THE AMERICAN & MOUNTAIN WESTMercifully, we're now halfway through this 2019 NFL Preseason - note that Week 2 wraps up tonight with the San Francisco 49ers at the Denver Broncos - 'cause we're itching for the start of this 100th Anniversary Season of the National Football League ... Let's get to September 5th already (season-opening game between Green Bay at Chicago)!Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers have lots more winners on tap in this…

NFL Preseason Week 2 Sunday Game Previews and More

Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 12:00 AM

NFL PRESEASON WEEK 2 - HERE'S THE SUNDAY SKED WITH SAINTS-CHARGERS, SEAHAWKS-VIKINGS ON TAP ...COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE NOTEBOOK: IT'S THE MIGHTY-MIGHTY SECLet's catch you up-to-date with a few pointspread-related items when it comes to this here-and-now 2019 NFL Preseason:Through the games of Friday, August 16th, NFL Preseason Betting Favorites are a dead-even and vig-losing 11-11-2 ATS (against the spread) with one Pick 'Em game tossed into the mix - and that was Buffalo's easy-as-pie 27-14 win against Carolina, a big-time winner for Jim Hurley's Network this weekend, as were the Giants (-2) over Chicago 32-13 on a perfect 2-0 Friday!…

NFL Preseason Week 2: Thursday ReCaps, Saturday Previews

Friday, August 16, 2019 at 12:00 AM

HERE'S SOME NFL PRESEASON WEEK 2 PREVIEWS - CATCH UP WITH THE SATURDAY MENU PLUS, LAST NIGHT'S EXHIBITION ACTION ...MORE COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE GOODIEES - THE PAC-12 GETS OUR ATTENTIONLet's face it ... There's a slew of NFL teams that utilize these preseason games to fine-tune things but they'd still like to see some results.In last night's handful of NFL Preseason Week 2 tilts, four of the five losing sides - that's Jacksonville, Washington, Green Bay and Atlanta - were held to 13 points or less and, whether they were back-to-back end zone drops by Falcons receivers in their 22-10…

More NFL Preseason Plus a Look at the Big 12

Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE NFL PRESEASON WEEK 2 REPORT - WE TAP INTO FRIDAY'S THREE (3) GAMES PLUS, A QUICKIE LOOK AT FIRST-YEAR COACHES ... COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE-BY-CONFERENCE REPORTS TODAY EXAMINES THE BIG 12 If you're wondering what veteran NFL head coaches "cash" the most come the preseason, then here's a quick-hitter list just for you (thru games of August 10, 2019):TEAM COACH ATS PRESEASON WIN PCT MinnesotaMike Zimmer15-7-0.682Seattle / N' England / NY JetsPete Carroll34-16-0.680BaltimoreJohn Harbaugh31-15-0.674Oakland / Tampa BayJon Gruden19-12-3.613HoustonBill O'Brien11-8-1.579CarolinaRon Rivera18-14-1.563... And check it out: This six-pack of head coaches registered a heady 5-0-1 ATS (against the spread) mark in their…

Here’s Some NFL Preseason Week 2 Notes

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 12:00 AM

NFL PRESEASON WEEK 2 - OUR "WHAT-TO-WATCH" ITEMS COME THURSDAY NITE ...PLUS, HERE'S A QUICK-HITTER LOOK AT THE BIG 10Okay, so you might have been a bit surprised to discover that 14 teams - or nearly 44 percent of the National Football League - scored 25-or-more points in their Preseason Week 1 tilts last weekend and so it comes as no great surprise that totals prices have gone up, up and away here this week's Preseason action:Heck, last week the highest total that was posted for a game was 38 points (see both Arizona's 17-13 win against the Los Angeles…

NFL Preseason News /Notes Plus ACC Preview

Monday, August 12, 2019 at 12:00 AM

NFL PRESEASON NEWS & NOTES - WEEK 1 QUICK HITTERS PLUS A SNEAK PEEK AT WHAT'S AHEAD IN "PRE" WEEK 2 ...OUR COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORTS BEGIN - HERE'S THE ACC TO START THINGS OFFThe National Football League's first full week / weekend of preseason play is in the books ... and here's some things we learned:NFL Betting Favorites snagged an 8-6-2 ATS (against the spread) mark in these exhibition games played last week and so - when you add in Denver's Hall of Fame Game 14-10 win / cover as 2.5-point favorites - the chalk guys are overall 9-6-2 against…

NFL Preseason Week 1 Finishes Up

Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 12:00 AM

CHECKIN' OUT THE NFL PRESEASON WEEKEND SKED AS BENGALS-CHIEFS, RAMS-RAIDERS AND COWBOYS-49ERS WRAP UP THINGS HERE IN WEEK 1 WITH A NIFTY TRIO OF SATURDAY NITE TILTS ...PLUS, MORE NFL PRESEASON WEEK 1 TALK Here's a question for 'ya ... Is there a Super Bowl team or teams playing out there on this evening of Saturday, August 10th?There's only three games on the Saturday night card that wraps up NFL Preseason Week 1 proceedings but the Kansas City Chiefs (they're home to Cincinnati), the defending NFC champion Los Angeles Rams (they are at Oakland) and the Dallas Cowboys (playing in…

NFL’s Young QBs in Preseason Week 1 Action

Friday, August 9, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THERE’S MORE NFL PRESEASON WEEK 1 CHIT-CHAT AHEAD –WE HIT THE REWIND BUTTON ON A FEW OF THURSDAY NIGHT’SGAMES PLUS QUICK-HITTER COMMENTS ABOUT THIS EVENING’STILTS IN BOTH PITTSBURGH & NEW ORLEANS Here’s a little warning to fans – and bettors – regarding NFL Preseason Week 1 results:Don’t exactly get too caught up in the good stuff or the bad stuff, remember that it’s only one game.Okay, so that being said the full-blown opening night of NFL Preseason games – 11 of ‘em in all – produced some major ups and downs for young quarterbacks and here’s a little rundown: THE GOODKYLER MURRAY,…

Our NFL Preseason Week 1 Quick Hitters!

Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 12:00 AM

HERE'S THE NFL PRESEASON WEEK 1 MENUAND JIM HURLEY'S READY TO SMOKE THE VEGAS BOOKS RIGHT HERE FROM THE START!!!Let's get it on! The 2019 NFL Preseason starts up in earnest this evening with a jam-packed schedule - that's 11 games, folks - from coast-to-coast and we'll be weighing in with a "one-liner" for each / every game but let's remind everyone out there this is the start of six-plus months of football ... You know that you don't have to "play" every game on the sked. Got it?Network's Thursday Night Preseason Kickoff Action PlaysPre-Season Lines Squeak... I Roar!     11…

NFL Teams that Want / Need Preseason Wins

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  NFL PRESEASON WEEK 1 –WHAT TEAMS / COACHESARE THINKING AS WE REV UPTHE PRESEASON …COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK:HERE’S THE EARLY-BIRD ODDSTO WIN THIS YEAR’S HEISMAN TROPHY It’s true …Nobody hands out any awards or trophies to National Football League teams that sport perfect records in the Preseason. Note last summer the Baltimore Ravens went 5-and-oh SU (straight-up) in the summertime games and yet they were one-and-done in the playoffs.On the flip side, there were two teams that didn’t win a single preseason game between ‘em and still made it to the post-season as the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys each registered respective…

NFL Preseason Week 1 Facts / Figures

Monday, August 5, 2019 at 12:00 AM

NFL'S FIRST FULL WEEK OF PRESEASON GAMES IS HERE -WE EXAMINE WHAT'S STRAIGHT AHEAD WITH KEY LINE MOVES, ETC ...THE BASEBALL REPORT: RIP, RED SOX!The 2019 National Football League Preseason Week 1 swings into action with an uber-busy 11 games on Thursday night followed by a pair of tilts on Friday and then three more games come Sunday and - well, you know the drill by now - most of these exhibition affairs have very short price tags as 14 of the 16 games right now sport betting lines of 3.5 points or less.So, it's our job here at the…

Lookahead To NFL Preseason Week 1 Games

Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 THE NFL PRESEASON –TAKING A QUICKIE PEEK AHEADAT THE THURSDAY, AUG. 8TH SKED There’s a new twist to this year’s NFL Preseason schedule as Week 1 will hold most of its games on Thursday night … yes, 11 of the 16 games get played even before we get to next weekend and so we’re gonna jump right in and get you some quick-hitter thoughts / observations on a handful of games to be played on 8-8-19: THURSDAY, AUGUST 8 – PRESEASON WEEK 1 NEW YORK JETS at NEW YORK GIANTS – 7 p.m. ET, NFL NetworkThe J-E-T-S had an uber-busy offseason as first-year…

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

Friday, August 2, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  NFL HALL OF FAME GAME WRAPUP –BRONCOS SCORE LATE TD,BEAT FALCONS 14-10 ANDJIM HURLEY NABS EASY “UNDER” WINNER!!! …BASEBALL’S BIG WEEKEND SERIES –IT’S A BLAST IN THE BOOGIETOWNAS RED SOX, YANKEES COLLIDE AGAIN The National Football League is celebrating its 100th year here in 2019 … so, why not get the gridiron party started right?Last night’s 14-10 comeback win in the NFL Hall of Fame Game by the Denver Broncos against the 2.5-point underdog Atlanta Falcons was – unfortunately – chock full of dropped passes, penalties and botched plays made by a slew of backups for both teams but Jim Hurley’s…

NFL Hall of Fame Game is Here Plus MLB Trades Too

Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 EXTRA, EXTRA …THE NFL IS BACK!!!HERE’S A LOOK AT THEHALL OF FAME GAME SHOWDOWNBETWEEN THE BRONCOS VS. FALCONS …PLUS, THE MLB TRADE DEADLINE CLOSESWITH A REAL BANG AS ‘STROS LAND GREINKE C’mon now …Are you really ready for some FOOTBALL?The 2019 National Football League Preseason sked gets underway with this Thursday, August 1st Hall of Fame Game bash between the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons and Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers are ready to roar with Sides / Totals winners here and all throughout the preseason. Make sure to win big all month long with the…

NFL Hall of Fame Game Plus Baseball Trade Deadline

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 EXTRA, EXTRA …THE NFL IS BACK!!!HERE’S A LOOK AT THEHALL OF FAME GAME SHOWDOWNBETWEEN THE BRONCOS VS. FALCONS …PLUS, THE MLB TRADE DEADLINE CLOSESWITH A REAL BANG AS ‘STROS LAND GREINKE C’mon now …Are you really ready for some FOOTBALL?The 2019 National Football League Preseason sked gets underway with this Thursday, August 1st Hall of Fame Game bash between the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons and Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers are ready to roar with Sides / Totals winners here and all throughout the preseason. Make sure to win big all month long with the…

NFL Hall of Fame Game Preview

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE NFL IS BACK!!!HERE’S A LOOK AT THEHALL OF FAME GAME SHOWDOWNBETWEEN THE BRONCOS VS. FALCONS C’mon now …Are you really ready for some FOOTBALL?The 2019 National Football League Preseason sked gets underway with this Thursday, August 1st Hall of Fame Game bash between the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons and Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers are ready to roar with Sides / Totals winners here and all throughout the preseason. Make sure to win big all month long with the NFL Preseason along with red-hot Major-League Baseball action each and every day. Get all the…

NFL Camp Notes

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 12:00 AM

NFL CAMPS ARE OPEN - HERE'S A WORD OR TWO ABOUT ALL 32 TEAMSAre you really ready for some football? Training camps are opening up 'round the National Football League all this week and we'll get you quick-hitter one-liners about all 32 teams in just a moment but first this important reminder ...Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers keep winning big with MLB action each and every day. Get all the winners at 1-800-323-4453 and remember that the NFL Hall of Fame Game is just days away: Thursday, August 1st it's the Denver Broncos versus the Atlanta…

MLB’s Top Series Beginning Tonite

Monday, July 22, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE MONDAY BASEBALL UPDATE: TRACKING THE BEST START-OF-THE-WEEK SERIES ...NFL NEWS & NOTES: CAMPS ARE POPPING UP ALL AROUND BUT WE FOCUS ON 3 SITES THAT HAVE A WHOLE HECKUVA LOT GOING ONWe have a question for you good Jim Sez readers:What is the crazier won / loss stat following 100 (give-or-take) games played so far ... the fact that the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers are each 30-or-more games above .500 or the fact that the Baltimore Orioles (31-67) and the Detroit Tigers (30-65) are each 35-games-or-more below the break-even mark? Yikes!Or, perhaps the fact that National…

American League Weekend Wild Card Talk

Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE BASEBALL UPDATE - HERE'S WHAT TO CHECK OUT IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE THIS WEEKEND ...COLLEGE FOOTBALL GRAB BAG PART II - GOING 'ROUND THE LAND FOR MORE GOOD & BAD POINTSPREAD DITTIESIn the Friday edition of Jim Sez, we highlighted the wild, wild race for the National League's two Wild Card teams - depending on how deep you wish to count, there are actually 11 teams in all that are chasing those two post-season berths (yes, we're counting both the New York Mets and the Cincinnati Reds who exited Friday's action some 6.5 games back of the second wild…

NL Wild Card Race Gets Our Attention

Friday, July 19, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 THE MLB REPORT –HERE’S WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND …COLLEGE FOOTBALL GRAB BAG –WE GO ‘ROUND THE LAND FOR SOMEREAL POINTSPREAD GOODIES Hey, just when you thought that most of the divisions in Major-League Baseball were gonna be wrapped up by mid-August (and they might be!) – we present to you the National League wild card picture:If you stayed up through 16 innings of the San Francisco Giants’ dramatic 3-2 win against the New York Mets on Thursday night – a game that consumed 4 hours and 47 minutes – then you know the Giants (now just one game below .500)…

2019 NFL AFC East Preview

Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 11:54 AM

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

Minny, Houston Down-and-Out Lately

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE BASEBALL NOTEBOOK - TWINS, 'STROS STARTING TO STAGGER ...COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT: WHICH YOUNG COACHES HAVE THRIVED VERSUS THE VEGAS ODDS?Okay, so nobody in Minnesota or Houston press that panic button ... yet!The Minnesota Twins (58-36) and the Houston Astros (59-37) once upon a time sported very comfy leads in the American League Central and AL West, respectively, but times they are a'changin.On Wednesday afternoon, the Twins were beaten 14-4 by the New York Mets and it marked the first time this season that Minny had lost three consecutive games. Folks, the Mets' TV announcing team of Gary Cohen and…

MLB Notebook: Blown Saves

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE BASEBALL NOTEBOOK - TALKIN' BLOWN SAVES ...THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT: POINTSPREAD HISTORY (THE LAST 4 YEARS) FOR BOTH ALABAMA & CLEMSON Hey, nobody's perfect. We all know that. But on Monday night there was New York Yankees' closer LHP Aroldis Chapman surrendering an opposite-field, three-run home run with two outs and two strikes against Tampa Bay catcher Travis d'Arnaud to propel the Rays to a 5-4 win in The Bronx.Forget the "big picture" look here: The fact the Rays trimmed the Yankees' lead in the American League East to just five games ... what grabbed us is it actually…

MLB’s Bustin’ Out of the Break Squads

Monday, July 15, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE MLB REPORT - FOUR TEAMS THAT WERE BUSTIN' OUT OF THE BREAK ...COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: DON'T SLEEP ON NATIONAL TITLE LONG-SHOTS LSU, NOTRE DAME AND WASHINGTONAs we like to say here at Jim Sez ... "hats off" to the Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Angels and Oakland A's for charging right outta the post-All-Star Game break with clean three-game sweeps over their respective opponents.In fact, you'll note that all three series that were played in the great state of California this past weekend all resulted in clean sweeps (see Braves over the host San Diego Padres, Angels over…

NFL Preseason Handicapping

Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE NFL PRESEASON REPORT - SOME QUICKIE INSIGHTS ON THESE SUMMER-TIME GAMESOkay, so here's the reality, folks:We're now just 17 or 18 days away from the start of the 2019 NFL Preseason with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton set for Thursday, August 1st between the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons … and be sure there will be plenty of "bettable" preseason games on this summertime gridiron docket.If you've read all the opinions over the years, you know that many folks like to wager on teams with new head coaches / new coaching staffs in these exhibition games…

MLB’’s Out-of-the-Break Key Series

Friday, July 12, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE MLB REPORT: HERE'S SOME KEY WEEKEND SERIESHey, everyone, Baseball's Back! The All-Star Game break is in the rear-view mirror for all 30 Major-League Baseball teams as of today, Friday, July 12th and so we're gonna take a few minutes to examine a batch of key weekend series but first this important reminder:Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers keep winning big with MLB action each and every day. Get the winners here at 1-800-323-4453 and remember that the NFL Hall of Fame Game is set for Thursday, August 1st as the Denver Broncos battle the Atlanta Falcons…

Our AL Report Card Grades

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 12:00 AM

NOW, HERE'S OUR AMERICAN LEAGUE REPORT CARD GRADES! ...PLUS, THERE'S NFL TEAM-BY-TEAM UPDATES: IT'S THE COLTS, RAIDERS & EAGLESLadies and gents, let's round out our All-Star break with a look at the American League Report Card Grades ... so here goes: AMERICAN LEAGUE Grade: A+ MINNESOTA (56-33) - Let's remind one-and-all that the Twins' win projection this year was 84.5 games, so Minny cashes if it goes just 29-44 the rest of the way! Wow, Minnesota's been bashing the long ball right from season's start and so no shocker that the Twins have 166 round-trippers this year and are "on pace"…

NL Report Card Grades Are In!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 12:00 AM

OUR NATIONAL LEAGUE REPORT CARD GRADES ARE IN! ...MORE NFL TEAM-BY-TEAM UPDATES: IT'S THE BILLS, LIONS & SAINTSSchool may be out for summer ... But Major-League Baseball's Report Card Grades are in and so we'll get you the National League's team-by-team grades in today's Jim Sez and our next column will feature the American League team grades:NATIONAL LEAGUE Grade: A+ LOS ANGELES DODGERS (60-32) - Baseball's best team at the break, the Dodgers have won a batch of "walk-offs" and every night there's a different hero. MVP frontrunner OF Cody Bellinger (.336 batting average, 30 HR, 71 RBI and 107…

MLB’s All-Star Game Break

Monday, July 8, 2019 at 12:00 AM

MLB ALL-STAR GAME BREAK - THE FIRST HALF''S BIGGEST MONEY-MAKERS ... NFL TEAM-BY-TEAM GLANCES: IT''S THE RAVENS, CHIEFS & RAMS Next stop ... Cleveland. Tuesday night''s Major-League Baseball All-Star Game steals the spotlight even if the great sport continues to feature "too many" home runs and way "too many" strikeouts. If you''re into All-Star Game prop plays, you might consider National League All-Star 3B Nolan Arenado (Colorado) as the first player to hit a home run; we''ll take C Gary Sanchez (New York Yankees) as the player to hit the first homer for the American League. And - just for…

Baseball’s Diff-Makers Plus More NFL Coverage

Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE BASEBALL REPORT: TOP THREE UNSUNG POSITION PLAYERS (SO FAR) IN '19 ...NFL TEAM-BY-TEAM NOTES - CHECKIN' OUT THE TEXANS AND VIKINGSThe 2019 Major-League Baseball season will take a little hiatus next week - Tuesday's All-Game Game in Cleveland allows 28 of the 30 MLB teams a four-day break from the regular-season grind (Houston at Texas begins a four-game set on Thursday) - and so let's take a few moments to uncover our Jim Hurley Top 3 Unsung Positional Players as they've been real difference-makers for their teams.Folks, these are a trio of guys that have swung the won/loss pendulum…

MLB’s 4th of July Key Winners

Friday, July 5, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  EXTRA, EXTRA:THE POST-4TH OF JULY MLB NOTEBOOK …NFL TEAM-BY-TEAM GLANCES –HERE’S THE PATRIOTS, BUCS & COWBOYS In case you were wondering, the Oakland A’s – who have won seven of their last 10 games and now have climbed to within one full game back of Cleveland for that second wild-card berth in the American League – were the only real significant underdog to cash on the Fourth of July with a 7-2 triumph over the visiting Minnesota Twins (- 130).Otherwise, most of the other fireworks on this festive holiday were reserved for betting favorites such as the Los Angeles Dodgers (-…

Happy 4th of July, Baseball Fans!

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 12:00 AM

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!NOW, HERE'S THE HOLIDAY MENU IN MLB PLUS MORE NFL TEAM ACCOUNTS AS WE TACKLE THE BENGALS & 49ERSHappy 4th of July to one and all ... and make sure to go "over" 73.5 hot dogs eaten by Nathan's champ Joey Chestnut (we're kidding, we're kidding!).It's the summertime's best holiday and all the Major-League Baseball action gets cranked up good and early with the now-traditional 11 a.m. Eastern time start in the nation's capital - today it's the Miami Marlins at the Washington Nationals (44-41) and, don't look now, but the Nats are 25-10 since May 24th…

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

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 THE BASEBALL REPORT:WHY THIS WEEK-BEFORE-THE-ALL-STAR GAMEIS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT TO THE RED SOX …NFL TEAM-BY-TEAM ACCOUNTS:WE TRACK THE DOLPHINS, TITANS & GIANTS … Let’s set the record straight:The defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox (44-40) didn’t exactly enjoy their time last weekend in jolly old England as the Bosox were trashed by the archrival New York Yankees 17-13 and then 12-8.The setbacks dropped the Red Sox a whopping 11 games back of the front-running Yankees in the American League East and – for all of you thinking about those AL wild cards – note that Boston is running behind Tampa Bay,…

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

Monday, July 1, 2019 at 12:00 AM

NBA FREE AGENCY OFF-AND-RUNNIN' ...MLB NEWS & NOTES ...MORE NFL TEAM-BY-TEAM UPDATESWho knew? Brooklyn - at least for right now - has become the epicenter of the NBA world, thanks to yesterday's free-agent signings of Kevin Durant (said to be four years for $164 million, but could be bit less) and Kyrie Irving (said to be for $142 million) and three cheers for the Nets for adding C De'Andre Jordan ($10 million a year for the next four years) to the mix.But don't expect us to pile on the praise for the Nets - a/k/a New York City's "other team"…

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

Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE JIM HURLEY WEEKEND UPDATE: MORE NFL TEAM-BY-TEAM REPORTSHey, what's the buzz? There's NBA Free Agency hitting the fan this weekend plus a whole lot of key Major-League Baseball - all eyes on London for New York Yankees versus Boston Red Sox but don't sleep on the Texas Rangers versus Tampa Bay series either! In today's quickie Jim Sez column, it's more from the NFL ranks.Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers are winning big with Major League Baseball action each and every day. So, make sure you cash in big at 1-800-323-4453. Pile up the profits as…

MLB’s Top 5 Managing Jobs This Season

Friday, June 28, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE MLB REPORT: TOP 5 MANAGERIAL JOBS DONE SO FAR - AND WHAT THEY''VE BEEN WORTH HERE IN THIS 2019 SEASON ... NFL NOTEBOOK: MORE TEAM-BY-TEAM ACCOUNTS AS WE BRING YOU THE JAGUARS AND ''SKINSOkay, so it seems that everyone is into "rankings" these days ... so let''s get into the mix and get you our Top 5 Managerial Jobs done so far here in the 2019 season and we''ll let y''all know what these skippers have been worth in terms of wins: 5 - BUD BLACK, Colorado Rockies (42-39, second place in the National League West) ... Remember back…

MLB 2019: Things We’ve Learned So Far

Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE BASEBALL NOTEBOOK - WE'RE (MORE OR LESS) AT THE MIDWAY POINT OF THIS 2019 SEASON AND HERE'S THREE BIG THINGS WE'VE LEARNED ...NFL TEAM-BY-TEAM REPORT: CHECKIN' OUT THE JETS, PACKERS & FALCONSCome Monday, we'll be flipping the calendar forward to read July ... and so that means right here / right now pretty much all of the 30 Major-League Baseball teams have played one-half of their 2019 schedule.Sure, nobody expected the Minnesota Twins (52-27) to be playing .658 ball this late into a season and - on the flip side - who amongst us hard-core baseball fans believed that…

Our NFL Team-by-Team Looks Starts Today!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 12:00 AM

BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES ...OUR NFL TEAM-BY-TEAM SUMMERTIME LOOKS BEGINS TODAY WITH THE BROWNS, CHARGERS & SEAHAWKSOkay, so we've all been hearing the same names in terms of "trade chips" when it comes to pitchers in Major-League Baseball: Everywhere you turn there's talk that San Francisco's LHP Madison Bumgarner, Toronto's RHP Marcus Stroman and New York Mets' RHP Zack Wheeler will be dealt to contenders and so they all could be getting sent "change-of-address" slips any day now. Let's list the names /odds on them getting dealt prior to the July 31st trade deadline:MADISON BUMGARNER, San Francisco ... Keep hearing…

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

Monday, June 24, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE BASEBALL NOTEBOOK: ARE "BETTER-THAN-YOU-THINK" DODGERS AND RANGERS STILL GONNA BE MONEY-MAKERS THE REST OF THE WAY? ...NFL '19 - THE FIRST LOOK AT THE ODDS TO WIN IT ALL IN SUPER BOWL LIVGo ahead ...Tell us that this doesn't "feel" like it's the Los Angeles Dodgers' year?The National League West leaders are fresh off back-to-back-to-back ninth-inning walk-off wins against Colorado - and with three different rookies delivering the game-winning home runs - and so Davey Roberts' crew comes into tonight's game in Arizona with a resounding 54-25 record (a .684 winning percentage).Now, go ahead and think about it: The…

NBA Draft and MLB Notes This First Summer Weekend

Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 12:00 AM

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

NBA Draft Stuff Plus Baseball Notes

Friday, June 21, 2019 at 12:00 AM

NBA DRAFT RE-CAPS - ZION GETS ALL THE LOVE AND WHO CAN KEEP UP WITH ALL THOSE TRADES? ...THE BASEBALL REPORTFolks, if you didn't know any better than you might have thought last night's NBA Draft was a paid informercial for #1 pick Zion Williamson:Okay, so the one-and-done Duke megastar surely captivated the country this past 2018-19 campaign - even though he missed a batch of games after "blowing out" his Nike shoe against North Carolina - but the lovefest ESPN displayed toward Williamson was way over the top. Geez, the all-sports network practically followed his every move and we…

NBA Mock Draft -- Jim Hurley Network Style

Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 12:00 AM

NBA MOCK DRAFT!Okay, so by now you've seen all the names splashed across your big-screen TV or you've eyeballed 'em on the internet:In any event, everyone seems to know the 1-2-3 order when it comes to tonight's NBA Draft being held in Brooklyn but something's telling us this is gonna be one crazy night soon after the New Orleans Pelicans select Duke's 6-foot-6, 272-pound Zion Williamson with the numero uno pick in this year's draft, Memphis grabs Murray State point guard Ja Morant with the second overall pick and the New York Knicks grab Duke's RJ Barrett at number three.Enjoy…

NBA Draft Talk Plus MLB’s Home Losers

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 12:00 AM

NBA DRAFT NEWS & NOTES: IS NEW ORLEANS GONNA MAKE MORE SWAPS? ...THE BASEBALL REPORT - AMERICAN LEAGUE'S WORST HOME BETS IN 2019Let's face it ... The city of New Orleans remains the epicenter of this week's NBA Draft. After all, we've already seen the blockbuster deal involving one-time Pelicans' star Anthony Davis headed to the Los Angeles Lakers with N'Orleans nabbing three different first-round draft picks as part of that huge haul.Now, the Pels are set to select Duke's Zion Williamson with the first pick in this year's draft come Thursday night in Brooklyn plus they could be movers-and-shakers…

MLB Teams to Watch in the next Few Weeks

Monday, June 17, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE BASEBALL REPORT -  IS THERE ANYONE FROM "BACK-IN-THE-PACK" THAT CAN MAKE SOME NOISE BEFORE WE GET TO THE ALL-STAR GAME? ...NBA NEWS & NOTES: THE WAGERING POINT OF VIEW FROM THE ANTHONY DAVIS-TO-LA LAKERS DEALHere's the lowdown, we're three weeks out from this year's Major-League Baseball All-Star Game (in Cleveland) and the thought has crossed our minds as to what teams from "back-in-the-pack" might be able to make up some significant ground between now and July 8th.If you digested all the weekend results, you saw that Boston and Cleveland swept weekend sets on the road at Baltimore and at…

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

Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE MLB REPORT - HERE'S SOME "CATCH-YOUR-EYE" STATS ...THE NBA UPDATE: RAPTORS REIGN SUPREME BUT WHO'S THE EARLY-BIRD FAVORITE TO WIN IT ALL IN 2019-2020? ...NBA DRAFT NEWS / NOTES INCLUDES A FORECAST OF MANY 1ST-ROUND DEALS In another 10 days-or-so, we'll have reached the halfway point of this here-and-now 2019 Major-League Baseball season - really, time is flying by - and so it's a good time to catch up on some of what we'll call "catch-your-eye" stats:In the American League ...The Tampa Bay Rays are an AL-best 23-10 away this year - that's a sizzling .697 winning rate -…

Hats Off To The Raptors!

Friday, June 14, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE NBA FINALSHISTORY-MAKING RAPTORS WIN FIRST-EVER TITLE (AND THEY FINISH THE YEAR ON A SPIFFY 8-2 POINTSPREAD RUN!) ...THE BASEBALL UPDATE: DODGERS, RED SOX ON DIFFERENT MONEY TRAILS THIS YEARGo figure. The NBA's one-and-only team that hails from Canada now is in possession of the "LOB" - as in Larry O'Brien Trophy - and nobody's talkin' about dynasties today.The Golden State Warriors - who may or may not be finished in terms of runs to the NBA Finals after making five straight trips to the ultimate playoff round - were worn out, short-handed and generally beaten down by the time…

NBA Finals -- Dubs Try to Stay Alive in Oracle Finale

Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE NBA FINALS - ARE WE HEADED TOWARDS A GAME 7 OR WILL THE RAPTORS WRAP IT UP TONITE? ...THE BASEBALL REPORT - TRACKING A TRIO OF BIG-TIME 4-GAME SERIES THAT BEGIN THIS EVENINGThis 2019 NBA Finals has been full of major twists and turns ... and it ain't over yet!In tonight's Game 6 in soon-to-be finished Oracle Arena we'll find out whether there's more bounce in the legs of the Toronto Raptors or the host Golden State Warriors - both teams comin' off "bounce-back games" (if you will) as Toronto attempts to bounce back from that painful 106-105 loss…

Warriors Still Have a Pulse with Game 5 Win

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE NBA FINALS REPORT - WARRIORS STAY ALIVE WITH GUTTY 106-105 GAME 5 WINGo ahead ... tell us an NBA Finals game in your lifetime that's been dissected more than this Game 5 clash between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors.Heck, this one's a "Monday morning quarterback" special for sure considering the season-ending injury to G-State's Kevin Durant - we told you it was an Achilles Heel injury for weeks now, right? - the faux time out called in the game's final three-plus minutes by Toronto's first-year head coach Nick Nurse and the epic comeback by the two-time…

Will Raptors Win the NBA Crown Tonight?

Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE NBA FINALS - WILL RAPTORS BE CROWNED THE NEW CHAMPS (AND WILL THEY COVER THE 2-POINT PRICE TONIGHT)? ...THE BASEBALL REPORT: THE BLUE JAYS - YES, THAT OTHER TEAM IN TORONTO PLAYING THESE DAYS - ARE REAL MONEY BURNERS IN 2019It's been one of the really great sports stories in years, even if it's happened outside the continental U.S.A.:A Toronto Raptors' franchise - one that's in its 24th year of existence, no less - is sitting here just one win away from its first-ever NBA championship.Better yet, the Raptors have overcome being down in all of their Eastern Conference…

NBA Finals: Raptors Bang Out Game 4 Upset Win

Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 12:00 AM

NBA FINALS - RAPTORS WHIP WARRIORS 105-92 TO SNAG THREE-GAMES-TO-ONE SERIES LEAD ... Jim Hurley Wins with Raptors, loses the OVER.OUR NBA DRAFT REPORT - KEEP YOUR EYES ON THESE RISERSThere's a new "D" word in / around the Bay Area ... and it ain't "Dynasty"!Nope, following Friday night's rock-solid 105-92 win by the 5-point underdog Toronto Raptors over the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors, the "D" word in these parts stands for "disaster".Remember the Warriors entered this best-of-seven NBA Finals as a monster betting favorite - most books had the Dubs at - 300 (you took back +…

Our NBA Finals Game 4 Preview ... and More

Friday, June 7, 2019 at 12:00 AM

NBA FINALS GAME 4 PREVIEW – NO K.D. TONITE BUT WARRIORS SAY THOMPSON'S GOOD-TO-GO ...Okay, so are you thinking that the Golden State Warriors are a "lock" to win / cover here in tonight's Game 4 of the NBA Finals just because the two-time defending champions are coming off a Game 3 SU (straight-up) loss?True, Golden State bounced back from a Game 1 loss in this year's NBA Finals to beat Toronto 109-104 as 2-point road underdogs – all hail the famed zig-zag theory there – but the bottom line is the Warriors are just 3-2 ATS (against the spread)…

Raptors Rock On With Game 3 Win in Oakland

Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 12:00 AM

NBA FINALS GAME 3 RE-CAP - RAPTORS RIP SHORT-HANDED DUBS 123-109 ... ANOTHER WINNER FOR JIM HURLEY!HERE'S TO WEDNESDAY NIGHT'S MLB STARSWant to know one of the real dangers in making a series play? We'll spell it out for you:The Golden State Warriors entered this year's NBA Finals as - 300 betting favorites ... gotta lay $300 to every $100 you're gonna win with the Dubs; the Toronto Raptors were + 280 for these NBA Finals, win $280 for every $100 you risk with the North-of-the-Border crew.So, you go in hoping that the Warriors will return injured megastar Kevin Durant…

Game 3 Preview: NBA Finals Heatin’ Up

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE NBA FINALS - IT'S RAPTORS VS. WARRIORS IN GAME 3 BUT WHO'S GONNA PLAY FOR G-STATE? ...THE BASEBALL REPORT: KEY STATS FROM SOME RELATIVE "UNKNOWN" STARTING PITCHERSIt's interesting to see that the Las Vegas numbers-posters all - for now, at least - have the Golden State Warriors as either 5.5-point or 6-point home betting favorites for Wednesday's Game 3 tilt of these NBA Finals.Do they know whether or not Kevin Durant (calf strain or Achilles) is gonna play for the Dubs?How about smooth-shooting Klay Thompson (hamstring) who missed the final several minutes of Golden State's 109-104 win in Game…

Warriors Even Up NBA Finals -- Jim Hurley Cashed in!

Monday, June 3, 2019 at 12:00 AM

NBA FINALS REPORT - THE WARRIORS GET EVEN WITH "HEART OF A CHAMPION" 109-104 GAME 2 WIN NORTH OF THE BORDER ...THE BASEBALL NOTEBOOK: THE WEEKEND'S REALLY BIG WINNERForgive us for often dragging out the 20-plus-year quote by then-Houston Rockets head coach Rudy Tomjanovich as he proclaimed his two-time NBA Finals winners (see 1994 and '95) had the "heart of a champion".Say the same for the Golden State Warriors.No Kevin Durant - for a seventh consecutive post-season game - with a calf sprain (or maybe it is an Achilles injury?) - for starters plus in-game injuries suffered by F Kevon…

Here’s the NBA Finals Game 2 Preview

Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE NBA FINALS GAME 2 –CAN THE WARRIORS BEAT ARAPTORS TEAM THAT’S COVERING73 PERCENT OF THE TIMEAT HOME THIS POST-SEASON? …BASEBALL’S WEEKEND NOTEBOOK Okay, Golden State Warriors’ fans / backers, what was the most distressing part of Thursday’s 118-109 loss in Game 1 of this year’s NBA Finals in Toronto?Was it the shabby transition defense that truly irked Dubs’ head coach Steve Kerr?Was it the 16 turnovers?Or maybe it was the fourth-quarter hamstring re-injury suffered by “glue guy” Andre Iguodala?Or, perhaps, all of the above.It’s 99.9 percent certain that Kevin Durant won’t be part of this Warriors’ lineup here in Sunday…

Raptors Score Game 1 Win / Cover in NBA Finals

Friday, May 31, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE 2019 NBA FINALSRAPTORS ROCK-N-ROLL TO GAME 1 WIN AS 118-109 TRIUMPH MARKS TORONTO'S FIFTH STRAIGHT WIN /COVER THIS POST-SEASONOh, Canada!Okay, so hockey will always be the national sport North of the Border but a whole country tuned in and was turned on by Game 1 of the NBA Finals with last night's electrifying 118-109 win / cover by the Toronto Raptors (- 1.5) over the two-time defending league champion Golden State Warriors.Hey, who needs pucks, anyway?The bottom line is the Raptors - who entered this best-of-seven series at + 240 to win it all (the Warriors were - 300)…

It’s NBA Finals Game 1 Preview Plus MLB Notes

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE NBA FINALS - IT'S WARRIORS VS. RAPTORS IN GAME 1 NORTH OF THE BORDER ...MLB NEWS & NOTES: BULLPEN BLOWUPS AND WHY 'CAPPING RELIEVERS IS KEY THESE DAYSLet's first dial things back to June of 2018: The Golden State Warriors were coming off a second straight NBA championship (three in the past four years) and the oddsmakers had 'em priced at Even Money (some folks had 'em at 4-to-5) for the 2018-19 campaign; the early price tag on the Toronto Raptors was 40-to-1.In case you were wondering, the likes of Philadelphia (7-2), Boston (8-1), Miami (20-1) and Cleveland (30-1)…

NBA Finals Chatter Plus Holiday Baseball Too

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE NBA FINALS PREVIEW - WARRIORS GO FOR THREE IN A ROW BUT CAN UNDERDOG RAPTORS PULL ANOTHER POST-SEASON SHOCKER? ...THE BASEBALL REPORT: HITS AND MISSES FROM A BUSY MEMORIAL DAYImagine that. The Golden State Warriors - NBA champions for the past two straight years and in three of the last four years - are nearly a 3-to-1 betting favorite to win the NBA Finals that begin Thursday night against the Toronto Raptors even though A) megastar Kevin Durant isn't likely to play either of the first two games of this series for the Dubs (and they're being played in…

MLB’s Memorial Day Divisional Updates

Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  IT’S MEMORIAL DAYAND SO, IT’S TIME TO WEIGHIN ON ALL SIX DIVISIONAL “RACES” …THE NBA PLAYOFF REPORT –RAPTORS ARE NEW BEASTS OF THE EAST(AND KINGS OF THE NORTH, FOR THAT MATTER)AS WE PUT A WRAP ON THE SERIES WIN VS THE BUCKS Major-League Baseball historians love to find date/time landmarks in the schedule to take inventory of things.Case in point, Memorial Day.It’s always been fun to examine how MLB divisional races are shaping up when we get to the final Monday in May and so this holiday gives folks a time to check in on all three divisions in the National…

NBA Playoff Update Plus MLB Notebook Too on Memorial Day Weekend

Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE NBA PLAYOFFS - BUCKS NEED TO WIN HERE TO FORCE A GAME 7 COME MONDAY, BUT HOW DO THEY TURN THIS THING AROUND? ...THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND BASEBALL REPORT: ODDS & ENDS FROM THE DIAMONDThere's gonna be some hoops history served up on this Memorial Day weekend, one way or the other:Either the Toronto Raptors - up three games-to-two in their best-of-seven NBA Eastern Conference Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks - are gonna win in either Saturday's Game 6 or Monday's Game 7 and thus make it to the franchise's first NBA Finals (the Raptors were born in 1995, remember)…

Raptors Pull Off Stunning Game 5 Upset

Friday, May 24, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  RAPTORS STUN BUCKS 105-99IN A PIVOTAL GAME 5 OF NBA’SEASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS,BUT IS THIS SERIES NOW A “DONE DEAL”? …PLUS, HIGHLIGHTING THE MEMORIAL DAYWEEKEND’S BEST MLB SERIES Fear the Deer?Heck no, the Toronto Raptors showed zero fear last night en route to a come-from-way-behind 105-99 win as 7.5-point road underdogs and thus here’s the North-of-the-Border crew in need of just one more win to nail down a berth in next week’s NBA Finals.Toronto’s now won/covered three in a row in this Eastern Conference Finals after Milwaukee scratched out “W’s” in Games 1 and 2 and so “Jurassic Park” will be rockin’…

It’s a Key Game 5 in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals -- and Jim Hurley Will be Cashin’

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 THE NBA PLAYOFFS –IT’S RAPTORS-BUCKS IN A MONSTROUS GAME 5 …THE BASEBALL REPORT:A PRE-MEMORIAL DAY WEEKENDLOOK AT TWO OF MLB’S BEST BETS SO FAR Well, the NBA is super-happy ‘cause there is gonna be hoops this Memorial Day Weekend, after all.We know that a Game 6 is now guaranteed for Saturday night in Toronto and we could even get a winner-take-all Game 7 come Memorial Day evening in Milwaukee and who saw that coming when you consider the Bucks (a – 280 betting favorite for this Eastern Conference Finals series prior to Game 1) dashed out to a 2-zip series lead…

It’s Bucks vs. Raptors in Pivotal Game 4 Tonite

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  NBA CONFERENCE FINALS –CAN RAPTORS “GET EVEN” TONIGHTIN THIS NORTH-OF-THE-BORDER GAME 4 TILT? …WE SALUTE THE WARRIORS FOLLOWINGTHEIR SPECTACULAR FOUR-GAME SWEEP VERSUS THE T-BLAZERS Funny how the NBA universe works:The Golden State Warriors – fresh off Monday night’s 119-117 overtime win against the Portland Trail Blazers – now are headed to a fifth consecutive NBA Finals appearance.On the other hand, the Milwaukee Bucks – up two games-to-one against Toronto while going into this evening’s game in Canada – have not been to an NBA Finals since 1974 (where they lost a Game 7 to Boston, we might add) and the Raptors…

Warriors in Line for Clean Sweep Tonight?

Monday, May 20, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE NBA PLAYOFFS –PUT THE BROOMS AWAY INTHE EAST AS RAPTORS SNAG GAME 3IN DOUBLE-OVERTIMEPLUS, HERE’S A LOOK AT TONIGHT’SPOSSIBLE CLINCHER OUT WEST FOR THE WARRIORS …MLB’S TOP 10 TEAMS RIGHT NOW In TV parlance, the NBA partners sure needed some “inventory” – after all, the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors are looking to go clean sweep tonight in the Western Conference Finals against the Portland Trail Blazers and it was entirely possible that the Milwaukee Bucks were gonna make short work of the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals too prior to last night’s twin-overtime win by the…

NBA’s Conference Finals -- Are Sweeps Ahead for Warriors, Bucks?

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE NBA PLAYOFF WEEKEND UPDATE -BOTH WARRIORS, BUCKS ARE SHOOTIN' TO GO UP THREE GAMES-TO-NONE IN THEIR CONFERENCE FINALSHere's a little statistical ditty we'll be happy to lay on you: Since 2003, there's only been three sweeps in NBA Conference Finals - that's three broom jobs in 32 conference finals overall - and yet we enter this May weekend with both the Golden State Warriors and the Milwaukee Bucks seeking three-games-to-none leads in their respective Western /Eastern Conference Finals?Will they be needing their dust pans in a couple of days?Jim Hurley's Network of Handicappers and Bloggers get you all the…

It’s Raptors vs. Bucks Tonight Plus a Warriors’ Game 2 Recap

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 NBA PLAYOFFS –WE PREVIEW RAPTORS VS. BUCKSIN TONIGHT’S GAME 2 OF EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALSPLUS, THE WARRIORS GALLOP OUT TO 2-O SERIESLEAD AGAINST THE T-BLAZERS (AND JIM HURLEY CASHES THE “OVER”!) …THE MLB WEEKEND AHEAD –SHOWDOWN IN FENWAY AS THE ASTROS-SOX COLLIDE No ands, ifs or buts about it … this year’s Milwaukee Bucks have been a real “margin” team when it comes to this here-and-now post-season.In Round I, the Bucks smothered the overmatched Detroit Pistons four straight while smashing out victories by 35, 21, 16 and 23 points and while carving out a perfect 4-and-oh ATS (against the spread) record. We’ll…

It’s Game 2 of Blazers-Warriors Plus More NBA Lottery Stuff

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE NBA LOTTERY –HERE’S THE FALLOUT FROMN’ORLEANS SNAGGING THE TOP PICK …PLUS, NBA CONFERENCE FINALS ACTION Don’t even think twice about it …The truth is the NBA is none too happy with the results of Tuesday’s Lottery in which New Orleans and Memphis grabbed the first two picks while New York – picking third -- fell out of the Zion Williamson Sweepstakes.Okay, so maybe it was a case of “message sent” for any/all future NBA teams not to “tank” their seasons as New York, Cleveland and Phoenix – the league’s worst three teams in 2018-19 – were all excluded from grabbing…

NBA Conference Finals Swing into Action

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  IT’S TIME FOR THE NBA CONFERENCE FINALS –BLAZERS-WARRIORS IN GAME 1 OF THEWESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS TONITEAND RAPTORS-BUCKS IN EASTERN FINALS TOMORROW …OUR UP-TO-DATE NBA PLAYOFF POINTSREAD CHART …AND A FEW WORDS ON TONIGHT’S NBA LOTTERY Here’s the lowdown on these here-and-now NBA Playoffs:There’s been 66 post-season games played so far – they started back on April 13th and figure to go another month (or more) – and the Betting Favorites sport a modest 34-31-1 ATS (against the spread) mark for a .523 winning rate. Funny thing is the four remaining teams – that’s Portland, Golden State, Toronto and Milwaukee – own…

NBA’s Game 7 Recaps Plus MLB Too

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE NBA PLAYOFFS - CONFERENCE FINALS ARE SET FOLLOWING A PAIR OF EPIC GAME 7's THE BASEBALL REPORT: CHISOX'S GIOLITO A SUNDAY STARDon't you just love when folks talk about the "bounce of the ball" in terms of hoops luck? Well, the real bounce of the ball - to be exact, four bounces off the rim before going in - is all that separated the Eastern Conference Finals-bound Toronto Raptors from the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night that capped off a wild Mother's Day in the NBA.Say what you will about Toronto megastar Kawhi Leonard hoisting up a grand total…

All Hail the Warriors (Again) Plus a Couple of Game 7’s

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE NBA PLAYOFFSWARRIORS STUN ROCKETS 118-113 TO WRAP UP WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMI SERIES IN 6 …PLUS, THERE’S A PAIR OF GAME 7’s ON SUNDAY FROM DENVER & TORONTOGo ahead and say it …The Golden State Warriors are one bad-ass team, right?In Friday night’s epic 118-113 outright upset win at 7.5-point favorite Houston – a monster winner by Jim Hurley’s Network!!! -- not only did the Warriors charge back from a seven-point fourth-quarter deficit to get “mission accomplished” but they did so without injured megastar Kevin Durant who has averaged a rollicking 34.2 points per game this post-season (that’s in 11…

Can No-Durant Warriors Win in Houston Tonite?

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 12:00 AM

CAN KEVIN DURANT-LESS WARRIORS WRAP IT UP ON THE ROAD TONITE? ...MEANWHILE, SIXERS, BLAZERS FORCE A PAIR OF GAME 7'S ...THE MLB REPORT: CHECKIN' OUT SOME HOME / AWAY SPLITSThe first round of this year's NBA Playoffs featured only one seven-game series (see Denver over San Antonio) but we could have three different go-the-distance sets this weekend providing the Houston Rockets (a 7-point favorite this evening) can KO the Kevin Durant-less Golden State Warriors and thus force a Game 7 in that emotional series.Last night both the Philadelphia 76ers and the Portland Trail Blazers "held serve" in Game 6 home…

NBA Update: Durant Hurt Plus Tonight’s Big Game 6 Tilts

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE NBA PLAYOFFS - WARRIORS' DURANT HURT IN 104-99 NON-COVER WIN PLUS, HERE ARE TONIGHT'S DO-OR-DIE SHOWDOWNS AS PHILLY, PORTLAND FACE ELIMINATION TIME ...THE BASEBALL REPORT: A SHORT LIST OF POTENTIAL ALL-STAR GAME STARTERSThe NBA Playoffs - more than likely - will be entering new territory today:And that's because Golden State megastar Kevin Durant (a two-time NBA Finals MVP) - more than likely - will be gone for the remainder of the post-season as that sure looked like a blown Achilles suffered with two-plus minutes remaining in the third quarter of last night's Game 5 bash between the Warriors and…

More NBA Second-Round Playoff Goodies

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 NBA PLAYOFFS –THE FAVS VS. DOGS UPDATE PLUSHERE’S A LOOK AHEADAT CELTICS-BUCKS, ROCKETS-WARRIORSIN WEDNESDAY’S GAME 5’s Have you been paying close attention to the Favorites vs. Underdogs “battle” in this year’s NBA Playoffs?Well, entering play here on this Tuesday, May 7th, NBA Playoff Betting Favs are 30-26-1 ATS (against the spread) overall for a .536 winning rate … but dig a little bit deeper and you’ll discover that Underdogs are a nifty 11-5 versus the vig in this “second round” of play and that included dog wins in both of Monday night’s games as Milwaukee (+ 1) crushed Boston 113-101 and…

NBA Playoffs: Checkin’ Out All 4 Series

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  HERE’S YOUR NBA PLAYOFFS UPDATE –WE SIZE UP THE FOUR SERIES …THE MLB REPORT –THAT’S A LUCKY 7 WINS IN A ROW FOR THE CUBBIES Folks, think back to the first round of this year’s NBA Playoffs … and then remember there was only one best-of-seven series that “went the distance” (see Denver over San Antonio).Now, if the pro hoops world and its fans get lucky, we might get all four of the on-going playoff series go a full seven games – and wouldn’t that be a blast!We’ll lay it all out for you in today’s edition of Jim Sez as…

MLB Notes Plus Warriors-Rockets Preview for Game 3

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE WEEKEND BASEBALL REPORT –SHOULD AL CENTRAL DIVISION-LEADING TWINSBE GETTING MORE RESPECT FROM ODDSMAKERS? …MORE NBA PLAYOFFS –WILL THERE BE LIFE AFTER GAME 3IN THIS WARRIORS-ROCKETS SERIES? This first weekend in May is chock full of solid head-to-head matchups in Major-League Baseball whether you’re checking out the National League and the likes of the St. Louis Cardinals at the Chicago Cubs or the NL West set between the Los Angeles Dodgers at the San Diego Padres (sellouts in all three games there!) or in the American League where the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins are at the New York Yankees.Okay, so even…

Bucks, Nuggets Gun For Game 3 Road Wins Tonite

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  NBA PLAYOFFS UPDATE –THERE’S A PAIR OF GAME 3’S TONITEPLUS, HERE’S A LOOK BACKAT RAPTORS-76ERS LAST NITE Here’s the real $64,000 question when it comes to the here-and-now NBA:Is everyone out there chasing some silly dream when it appears the two-time defending champion Golden State are all set to three-peat this June?No question that Golden State – up already two games-to-love heading into Saturday night’s Game 3 tilt in Houston – is in the proverbial driver’s seat to win that best-of-seven series and undoubtedly the “Dubs” will be heavy-duty betting favorites when/if they make it the NBA Western Conference Finals and…

It’s Game 3 for Raptors-76ers Tonite

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE NBA PLAYOFFS –RAPTORS-SIXERS IN PIVOTAL GAME 3TONITE PLUS BLAZERS-NUGGETS GAME 2 IN REVIEW …THE BASEBALL NOTEBOOK:BIGGEST SURPRISE TEAM /BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT SO FAR Here’s the straight facts:You have to go all the way back to the spring of 2001 to find the last time the Philadelphia 76ers played in an Eastern Conference Finals – remember the Allen Iverson-led Sixers bested the Milwaukee Bucks in a seven-game series way back when – and you can look all you want but the Toronto Raptors have never won an Eastern Conference Finals (they lost in the 2016 Eastern Finals to the LeBron James-led Cleveland…

NBA Playoffs: Rockets Shoot For Game 2 Upset in GS

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 NBA PLAYOFF REPORT –WILL BUCKS, ROCKETS GET EVEN TONIGHT? …OUR NBA PLAYOFF POINTSREAD CHART …PLUS, MLB NOTEBOOK If you happen to be a long-time proponent of the famed “zig-zag theory” where you wager on the team that lost the previous game SU (straight-up) in the NBA Playoffs, then take note that in Game #2’s in Round I of this year’s post-season the first-game loser bagged a 4-3-1 ATS (against the spread) mark … okay, good but nothing to write home about. Chuck in last night’s result in Toronto and you can add another “W” as Game 1 loser Philadelphia roared back…

NBA Playoff Report -- Second Round in Full Bloom

Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 12:00 AM

  THE NBA PLAYOFFS –SECOND-ROUND SLUGFESTSON TAP ALL WEEK LONG …THE BASEBALL UPDATE:YANKEES WRITING A REAL DOOZY SCRIPT You had better believe this is a different type of NBA Playoffs than any we’ve seen the past decade or so:After all, LeBron James is nowhere to be found after he marched his way to eight consecutive NBA Finals as a member of the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers – that’s four NBA Finals appearances with each team and three total titles for The King – and so these days it’s a mad scramble to win the Eastern Conference while it could well…

NBA’s Second Rounds in Action

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 12:00 AM

NBA PLAYOFFS - GEARING UP FOR ROUND II IN TORONTO, MILWAUKEE & OAKLAND PLUS, A GAME 7 IN DENVERIt''s getting down to the nitty-gritty in these NBA Playoffs - second-round series set to begin in three locales this weekend - and a footnote that NBA Playoff Betting Favorites are 25-14-1 ATS (against the spread) overall for a shiny .641 winning rate.Jim Hurley''s Network of Handicappers and Bloggers keep banging out loads of winners in this year''s NBA Playoffs with action each/every night this week, so make sure you''re cashin'' all post-season long plus get all the daily Major-League Baseball action…

NFL Draft; Warriors-Clips Tonight

Friday, April 26, 2019 at 12:00 AM

NFL DRAFT ROUND I WRAPUP ... PLUS, WARRIORS LOOK TO (FINALLY) KO THE CLIPS TONIGHT ...Gotta hand it to the National Football League - year-after-year the NFL Draft produces some of the wildest drama around even though the whole world knew that QB Kyler Murray (to the Arizona Cardinals) and DE Nick Bosa (headed to the San Francisco 49ers) would be the top two selections as they were lead-pipe cinch picks.But Duke QB Daniel Jones to the New York Giants at #6? Keep in mind he was rated the 39th best prospect in this man's draft.And there were between 10-to-12…

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