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Submitted by Kelso Sturgeon on Monday, August 6, 2012 at 6:04 PM

There is nothing but good news in my universe of sports betting. I opened the National Football League pre-season with a 25-unit win with the New Orleans Saints (-2 ½) and their 17-10 win over the Arizona Cardinals and continue to destroy the world of baseball. My Personal Best Baseball Investment Club is 15-4 with its last 100-unit plays and my Chairman's Baseball Investment Club stands 12-3 over the past three days.

Winning resumes in the NFL pre-season Thursday night, while the money should continue to come in tonight in baseball, with my Personal Best Club going for another 100-unit winner and my Chairman's Club again dancing at the 50-unit level. Selections for both clubs are available on this site and toll free at 1-800-755-2255. How do you say, "Money in the bank"?

Last night's 25-unit win with the New Orleans Saints launched a pre-season package that guarantees you will win all four 50-unit exhibition games of the year, plus my 100-unit College Kickoff Game of the Year, or get my annual September Slam-an 11-game, 650-unit package-absolutely free.

Sign up for the guaranteed pre-season package for just $150 on this site or toll free at 1-800-755-2255. Better yet, get on board for my entire Best Bets Football Club Package for just $275 and with it get the pre-season and the rest of Major League Baseball free. Get all the details in the service sector. All major credit cards accepted.

You will note all my sports clubs now carry in their names the word, "Investment", because I have made so many handicapping breakthroughs over the past six years that I have truly made sports betting far more an investment venture than a gambling activity. My results speak for themselves and I can promise you the winning will continue.

Why The Saints Against The Cardinals

In my last column I discussed with you the ten most important elements of handicapping the NFL pre-season and noted August is from beginning to end a month of situation plays. It is as simple as that and that is the reason the season opened with the 25-unit bet on the Saints in a game that, had it not been for the situation element, would have been a 5-unit game. Here is what I told clients when I released the game to them.

Hall Of Fame Game - Played At Canton, Ohio

25 Units: New Orleans Saints (-2 ½) over Arizona Cardinals
Prediction: Saints by 7-10

Comments: These teams grade out rather evenly in this game, except in one major category which I will address shortly. First of all, both teams have had decent training camps and are equally prepared. Saints starting quarterback Drew Brees is expected to play a series or two before giving way to back-up Chase Daniel who in turn will eventually be replaced by Luke McCown who is number three on the depth chart. Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt has not yet declared his QB rotation but it will be made up of supposed starter Kevin Kolb, back-up John Skelton and rookie Ryan Lindley (San Diego State) who was drafted in the sixth round. It also is of note the Saints come right back and play at New England Thursday and that the Cardinals are at Kansas City Friday. Things could not make this game more even, but now to the edge, and it is absolutely psychological. The Saints are still dealing with the shame and stigma of the bounty scandal and the very focused way they have practiced this week tells me they intend to prove from day one they are still a good football team-a Super Bowl contender. They will make that announcement with a big season-opening win. That is just my opinion and I am willing to bet I'm right.

If ever there was a situation play, this was it and it produced the winner.

As noted, this game would normally have been released at the 5-unit level, but the price stepped up because of how New Orleans had approached it.

It is another example of a game in which I believed I had the winning side and had the conviction to pull the trigger and send it in. This is going to be the story of the entire pre-season and I do hope you will join me for this big-money run.

Eagle Situation Moves Number 3 Points

The news of the tragic death of one of Philadelphia coach Andy Reid's sons had a major impact on the betting line for the Eagles home game Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Eagles were 1 ½-point favorite favorites all week and with the announcement of the son's death, the number moved to the Pittsburgh side, making the Steelers 1 ½-point favorites.

 

Here are the betting lines for Thursday night's games, with the home team in CAPS.
Thursday, August 9
Washington Redskins (-2) over BUFFALO BILLS
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (-2 ½) over New Orleans Saints
Pittsburgh Steelers (-1 ½) over PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
ATLANTA FALCONS (-2 ½) over Baltimore Ravens
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (-2 ½) over Green Bay Packers
CHICAGO BEARS (-3) over Denver Broncos

I will be releasing at least two of these games Thursday night and fully expect to win both of them. Again, get on board, win during the pre-season and build up that bankroll for the regular season. All football services, with their guarantees and details are listed in the service section on this site. Read, and decide.

Crimson Tide 12-Point Favorites Over Michigan

First week college betting lines are up and Alabama, the defending national champion and winner of two of the last three national titles, has been installed a 12-point favorite over Michigan in their Saturday night, September 1, opener from Dallas Cowboy Stadium in Arlington Texas.

The college football season begins Thursday night, August 30, with 17 games-eight regular board contests, one added game and 8 extra games. Here are the betting lines that have been posted thus far, with the home team in CAPS.

Thursday August 30

South Carolina (-6 ½) over VANDERBILT (ESPN)
Central Florida (-23 ½) over AKRON
Texas A&M (-6 ½) over LOUISIANA TECH (Played In Shreveport) (ESPNU)
CONNECTICUT (-25) over Massachusetts
UCLA (-15 ½) over RICE (CBS College Network)
BYU (-13 ½) over Washington State (ESPN)
Minnesota (-8) over UNLV (CBS College Network
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Key Players Transferring From Penn State

Despite a show of solidarity two weeks ago, the Penn State football team is slowly breaking apart after the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, with the school thus far losing nine players, including its two best offensive weapons and a potential all-conference kicker.

  • Junior tailback Silas Redd, a second-team All-Big Ten player who rushed for 1,241 yards last season, transferred to Southern California. He was a starter for the Nittany Lions.

  • Senior wide-receiver Justin Brown who caught 35 passes for 517 yards last season and who was one of the key elements in the team's new offense, transferred to Oklahoma. He too was a starter.

  • Redshirt junior punter and place-kicker Anthony Fera, who averaged 42 yards per punt and who kicked 14-of-17 field goals last season, has transferred to Texas. Fera was one of the best special teams players Penn State had seen in years and was their key to playing field position football.

It goes without saying Penn State is a football team in big trouble.

 

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