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Today’s Hot Plays

Richie Baccellieri Richie B Hot-tober Football
WHEN YOU HAVE THE RIGHT NUMBER, YOU CAN’T NOT WIN. I PROVED IT IN SEPTEMBER. . . NOW JOIN ME for HOTTOBER! I SIZZLE IN SEPTEMBER BUT I’M HOTTER IN HOT-TOBER! Give me a chance to prove it and I will change your life!

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Richie Baccellieri Richie B. Tuesday Baseball Playoff Oddsmaker Edge
I’’ve spotted the edges in today’’s Astros-Yankees and Dodgers-Cubs games, and I’’m ready to make a MAJOR MONEY MOVE! My Baseball plays have been getting the money, winning at nearly 70% in October. Vegas Has It Wrong... Richie B. Has It RIGHT!

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Jim Hurley Network League Championship Series Power Parlay
The Yankees got back in the ALCS last night with a big win (which we had), and the Cubs look to do the same thing tonight back in Wrigley. Our sources close to the this series are convinced that subtle factors they spotted will become decisive in these games

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Jim Feist NBA Opening Night Smasher - Tuesday
Jim Feist’s NBA Opening Night Smasher - Tuesday

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Jim Hurley Network NBA Opening Day TV Power Parlay
My NBA Network scouts and contest-winning handicappers have been prepping for weeks for the opportunity to bring home big bucks this during the new season, and opening day is the perfect starting point.

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Jim Feist MLB Playoff Total Annihilator - Tuesday
Jim Feist’s MLB Playoff Total Annihilator - Tuesday

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Kelso Sturgeon Kelso 2-0 Baseball Power Play Tuesday
I Got The Cash Last Night With Yankees (-131) 8-1 Blowout Win over Astros And Found The Edges To Win Both Nationally Televised Games Tonight

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Jim Feist NHL System Play - Tuesday
Jim Feist NHL System Play - Tuesday

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Kelso Sturgeon Kelso 15 Unit NBA Opening Night Knockout
NBA Begins 72nd Season With Single Knockout Winner Tuesday Night. Tonight It’s Celtics At Cavaliers And Rockets At Warriors

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Hank Goldberg Baseball 2-Pack Tuesday
Hank Goldberg’s Baseball 2-Pack Tuesday

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Jim Feist NBA Inner Circle Insider - Tuesday
Jim Feist’s NBA Inner Circle Insider - Tuesday

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Wayne Root Wayne Root Baseball Daily Doubleheader

TUESDAY MLB PLAYOFFS

THE PERFECT PLAY PLAY----HOUSTON vs NY YANKEES

THE MILLIONAIRES-----DODGERS vs CUBS

MAKE THIS THE BUY OF THE YEAR

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Wayne Root Wayne Root Millionaire Baseball - ONE DAY ONLY

TUESDAY

CUBS vs DODGERS

EXCELLENT PICK TONIGHT

AS THE WINNERS CONTINUE EVERYDAY!

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Blog Headlines

Network Notebook: #19 Michigan at #2 Penn State

The Penn State Nittany Lions stormed to the #2 spot in the AP Poll this week by not playing a game! Great to have a bye week when so many other contenders are losing.

Clemson, supposedly a lock for the Final Four already, lost as 22-point favorites at Syracuse. Washington, whining about a lack of TV coverage, embarrassed themselves in a nationally televised loss at Arizona State. Washington State? Mike Leach always finds a way to shoot himself in the foot. Auburn is afraid of its own shadow in big games.

Is Penn State about to be the next highly ranked power…

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Jim Sez NFL Week 6 Update: Bad Day For Favorites

Network Blue Ribbon 3-0 Sunday with Saints, Rams, and 49ers/Redkins OVER, after going 2-1 Saturday

Underdog Triple Play Cashes 3-0 with OUTRIGHT WINS by Vikings, Steelers and Rams!

THE NFL WEEK 6 UPDATE: SUNDAY WAS A REALLY BAD DAY TO BE A BETTING FAVORITE -- AND NOT SUCH A HOT DAY TO BE GB’S AARON RODGERS EITHER …PLUS, THE KC CHIEFS FINALLY BITE THE DUST AS THE JIM HURLEY NETWORK SCORES BIG WITH THE STEELERS UPSET WIN AT ARROWHEADCOLLEGE FOOTBALL’S BLOODBATH WEEKEND AND WHAT IT MEANS STRAIGHT AHEADAs the song goes, “Mama said there’d be days like this”!Okay, so we know that…

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Wayne Root: Another Dream Weekend for Underdogs!

As all of those underdogs kept cashing tickets in Las Vegas this past weekend…you must have been thinking WAYNE ALLYN ROOT is making another fortune!

Damn right!

How about a 5-0 board sweep Sunday…and an 80% weekend that featured outright winner after outright winner. How about another pair of PINNACLE headline-makers with LSU (+7) over Auburn 27-23 Saturday, and the Minnesota Vikings (+3) outright over Green Bay 23-10 Sunday?

Look at how easy my 5-0 Sunday sweep was:

Pinnacle: Minnesota (+3) beat Green Bay 23-10

Millionaire’s Club: Miami (+13.5) beat Atlanta 20-17

No Limit Play: Arizona (+1.5) beat Tampa Bay 38-33

Inner Circle: Pittsburgh (+3.5) beat Kansas…

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Jim Sez NFL Sunday Previews

It's a bye week for Buffalo, Cincinnati, Dallas and Seattle … but it's everyone else "into the pool" for what figures to be yet another wild weekend in the NFL.

You've got three teams trying to crack its way into the win column - that's Cleveland, the New York Giants and San Francisco - and there's an AFC East "rivalry game" that's back as defending Super Bowl New England plays the born-again New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.

Now, here's some quick-hitter previews from NFL Week 6 with a special look at key spread stats:

Jim Hurley's Network of Handicappers and Bloggers are…

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Wayne Root: Is Market Overreacting to NY Giants Injuries?

Two of my worlds have collided this week as the injuries suffered by the New York Giants (a team I follow closely because of my roots near the Big Apple) have made them a possible “Don’t Make Sense” pick because so many pundits are saying it’s IMPOSSIBLE to bet on the Giants.

Let me tell you something. The pundits, particularly those outside of Las Vegas, have no idea how to beat sports betting markets! And, it’s often the teams that nobody wants to bet on that provide the best value. If sportsbooks are going to be rooting for the Giants (which…

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Network Notebook: Chiefs in Another Huge NFL Game!

You know the Kansas City Chiefs have to be the biggest story in the NFL right now because we keep talking about them in JIM HURLEY’S HANDICAPPING NOTEBOOK. Not only are they undefeated…but they’re undefeated against a schedule that includes high quality teams.

*Beat New England BAD in the season opener

*Didn’t let down against new NFC power Philadelphia

*Coasted past the LA Chargers

*Survived resurgent Washington in a Monday nighter

*Had no trouble with improved Houston last Sunday night

That was possibly four playoff teams in five games…though Houston’s season is much more dicey with all of those defensive injuries. And, Kansas City continues to…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting NFL Week 6

The first NFL result of the week is in already, with the Philadelphia Eagles scoring a road upset against the Carolina Panthers. We now move to the rest of the Week 6 pro football card. There are four teams with byes this week. Those are: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Dallas, and Seattle. As always, games are presented in Nevada Rotation order so you can make notes in your schedule.

Cleveland at Houston: We have some tall pointspreads this week because the bad teams aren’t all matched up against each other. This one opened Houston -9, and has been bet up to -9.5 despite…

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Jim Sez Friday College Previews and Baseball LCS

NFL WEEK 6 IS UNDERWAY AND EAGLES DUMP PANTHERS 28-23 IN HIGH-INTENSITY TILT LAST NITE ...

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPDATE: #2 CLEMSON, #8 WAZZAU LAYING MAJOR ROAD POINTS TONIGHT, PLUS IT'S A FRESH LOOK AT OUR TOP 10 ...

THE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: WHO DO YOU LIKE IN ALCS, NLCS?

Hey, don't look now but the Philadelphia Eagles are threatening to run away with the NFC East:

Last night's wild 28-23 win at 3-point favorite Carolina pushed the Birds to a 5-1 SU (straight-up) mark and so now Philly's three wins ahead of both Washington / Dallas for top-of-the-heap honors in the division. Just who…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting Late Week Football

A great matchup Thursday night in the NFL kicks off a new week of TV football. Here’s a look at how sharps have been betting the Thursday and Friday night games, along with some marquee college football matchups on Saturday. I’ll be back with you Friday afternoon to run through the rest of the pro football slate.

THURSDAY

Philadelphia at Carolina: We’ve seen a tug-of-war all week in what could be a hotly contested matchup between two playoff caliber teams. Carolina -3 draws money as a favorite. Philadelphia +3.5 draws money on the underdog. Many sportsbooks are trying out different levels of…

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Thursday NFL Preview and Best and Worst College ATS
HOTLINE FOOTBALL ON AN 13-2 STREAK AFTER 3-0 SUNDAY & 2-0 MONDAY WITH BEARS & UNDER!BLUE RIBBON 12-6 LAST TWO WEEKENDSWON 5 OF LAST 6 IN MLB DIVISION PLAYOFFS

OUR COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPDATE: HERE'S SOME OF THE "BEST" AND "WORST" TEAMS VERSUS THE ALMIGHTY VIG HERE IN 2017

NFL WEEK 6 GETS JUMP-STARTED TONIGHT WITH KEY EAGLES-PANTHERS BASH DOWN SOUTH

Believe it or not, we're pretty much at the midway point of this 2017 NCAA Football Season and thus it's time to take inventory of some of the "Best" and "Worst" teams from a wagering world standpoint. Here goes with a little reason…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Poor Preparation Leads to Shocking Results

Just within the past few days, those of us here in Las Vegas have seen the betting ramifications of all sorts of surprises in the world of sorts.

*This past Saturday, the Oklahoma Sooners lost outright as 31-point favorites to the Iowa State Cyclones. This wasn’t an 11-point favorite losing (like Michigan to Michigan State), or a 20-point favorite losing (like LSU to Troy the week before), but a supposed National Championship threat losing on its home field to an opponent that had to start its third string quarterback!

*The brand new Vegas Golden Knights NHL team won its first THREE games…

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Network Notebook: #10 Auburn at LSU

The college football world pretty much gave up on Auburn three weeks into the 2017 season. The Tigers had been hyped all summer as a serious threat to Alabama in the SEC East…and maybe even a Final Four contender.

Jarrett Stidham was going to run a potent offense that would scare the pants off everyone. A ton of returning talent would put Auburn in position to beat anyone on any given day. Yessir…Auburn was a team to watch!

Everyone stopped watching after a 14-6 loss at Clemson where the offense couldn’t get anything going at all. The following week, a shockingly close…

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Wayne Root: Anything Can Happen in College Football

Oklahoma’s stunning loss to Iowa State as 31-point favorites this past Saturday shows that anything can happen in college football. Oklahoma was supposedly a lock for the Final Four after beating Ohio State in Columbus. Iowa State was using its third string quarterback because the starter didn’t even make the trip. This was supposed to be nasty.

It was…but in the exact opposite way than everyone expected. Oklahoma didn’t just lose at home to a big, shorthanded underdog. They were outgained 7.6 to 7.4 on a per-play basis. And, they looked utterly lost in the fourth quarter when the game was…

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Jim Sez Week 5 NFL Wrap and MNF Preview

THE NFL WEEK 5 UPDATE:

DON'T TELL THE KC CHIEFS THAT NOBODY'S PERFECT AS 42-34 WIN IN HOUSTON NOW UPS 'EM TO 5-0 THIS YEAR ...

MORE NFL WEEK 5 NEWS/NOTES PLUS A MNF PREVIEW AS VIKES-BEARS SQUARE OFF IN CHITOWN ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S SHAKE-UP SATURDAY IN REVIEW

To be sure, there are a slew of NFL teams out there wondering what's exactly wrong some five weeks into the current campaign ... the Dallas Cowboys (2-3) might be right at the top of a list that includes the likes of the winless New York Giants, the 2-3 Oakland Raiders and the stunningly-bad Arizona Cardinals.

But…

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Jim Sez Week 5 NFL Previews

Is NFL Week 5 action too soon to discuss "must-win" situations? In a word (or two) ... heck no!

The fact of the matter is there are plenty of 2016 playoff teams thirsting for a win here this autumn weekend - including the 0-4 New York Giants - as the likes of the Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans all zoom into Week 5 play on this second Sunday in October knowing full well if they lose they will indeed fall - at least, for now -- south of the .500 mark.

We've got a few NFL Week 5…

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Wayne Root: Mitchell Trubisky Makes His NFL Debut on MNF

Earlier this week, I talked about how quickly Deshaun Watson has made an impact in the NFL as a rookie quarterback for the Houston Texans. This coming Monday Night, Mitchell Trubisky of the Chicago Bears has a chance to make headlines when they visit divisional rival Minnesota.

Will Trubisky be an immediate difference-maker? Will WAYNE ALLYN ROOT be investing heavily throughout the rest of the season on both Houston and Chicago because the market is always so stubborn about respecting new quarterbacks? I can’t tell you here in my web article whether or not I’ll be releasing the Bears as a…

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Network Notebook: Chiefs/Titans Could be Playoff Preview

This Sunday night’s NFL matchup featuring the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans is suddenly HUGE. Before the season began…fans and handicappers knew that Kansas City would be a playoff contender, but probably not a championship contender. (The Chiefs were +8 at New England!). Houston might have had a chance to battle for a Wildcard…but was more likely to suffer through growing pains while aiming for something near .500. (The Texans were 6-point underdogs to unimpressive Cincinnati back in Week 2, and were home dogs to Tennessee last Sunday).

One month into the 2017 campaign, Kansas City just might be…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting NFL Week 5
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OCTOBER IS SUPPOSED TO BE WHEN THINGS COOL DOWN - BUT WE'RE JUST WARMING UP!THAT'S WHY I'M CALLING IT HOT-TOBER!

WHEN YOU HAVE THE RIGHT NUMBER, YOU CAN'T NOT WIN. I PROVED IT…

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Jim Sez Key Saturday College Previews

KEY COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKEND PREVIEWS - DO ANY OF THE TOP 5 TEAMS REALLY HAVE REASON TO FRET ON SATURDAY? ...

NFL WEEK 5 UPDATE: PATS HANG ON FOR 19-14 WIN AT T-BAY BUT THE BUCS "HELP OUT"

Can you believe it? Following this weekend's action there will be a slew of FBS teams that will already have played six games this year - damn, the 2017 season is flying by, ain't it! Obviously, there's special interest with the Associated Press top teams in the land, so let's check out their Saturday agendas:

#1 ALABAMA (5-0) at TEXAS A&M (4-1) - 7:15 p.m.…

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Jim Sez Thursday NFL Preview

NFL WEEK 5 IS OFF-AND-RUNNIN' WITH PATS-BUCS TONIGHT

AND WE'RE WONDERING WHAT'S WRONG WITH NEW ENGLAND (AND A FEW OTHER NFL TEAMS THAT WERE SUPPOSED TO BE SUPER-STRONG!) ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS/NOTES: CHECKING OUT THIS YEAR'S "SNEAKY-GOOD" SQUADS

Okay, so what exactly were the odds that a full month into this here-and-now NFL season the likes of the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, the Oakland Raiders, the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks would not be sitting there in first place in their respective divisions?

Sure, we're only at the so-called quarter-pole of this 2017 season - there's a loooong way…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting Late Week Football

A great Thursday schedule kicks off a new weekend in football. We have an NFL game that would be worthy of a Sunday night or Monday night spot, and a college game matching two ranked teams. Let’s see how sharps (professional wagerers) are betting those, plus a few other matchups Friday and Saturday.

 

THURSDAY

New England at Tampa Bay: Even though New England is off to a shaky 2-2 start (that was almost 1-3), the public and many quants are still betting them as a road favorite against the Bucs. An opener of New England -4 went up to -5.5 very quickly…and…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Understanding Modern Gamebreakers

As sports continue to evolve, how you handicap those sports must also continue to evolve. The most recent reminder of that was in Tuesday night’s American League Wildcard game won by the Yankees with a BULLPEN that pitched almost a complete game with 13 strikeouts and only one run allowed.

There was once a time that baseball handicappers would barely even think about the bullpen. Starting pitching was everything. As the game evolved, you started thinking about closers. Now, teams are “building for the playoffs” by finding arms that can come in and throw in the high 90’s one inning at…

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Chiefs Stay Perfect at 4-0

THE NFL UPDATE: CHIEFS STAY PERFECT AT 4-0 BUT IT'S THAT GAME-ENDING PLAY THAT HAS EVERYONE TALKING TODAY

NFL POINTSPREAD BREAKDOWN AT THE QUARTER-POLE OF THIS 2017 SEASON

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS & NOTES & THE MLB POST-SEASON IS HERE!

Okay, so we're not even gonna attempt to estimate the amount of cold hard cash that changed hands with the final play of Kansas City's 29-20 win/cover against the 6.5-point underdog Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football.

The side and totals were both affected (naturally) with the game's total price holding firm at 48 points at kickoff plus consider all the prop plays too -…

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Network Notebook: #13 Miami visits dangerous Florida State

Before the season began, it was assumed that the Miami/Florida State rivalry meeting in the ACC would be a big hurdle for the Seminoles to clear on their way to a potential Final Four appearance. A lot has changed in a month!

Since the summer…

*Florida State lost its star quarterback to injury in the first game of the season vs. Alabama. The backup has shown promise, but is still prone to inaccuracy with his very strong arm. After dropping its first two games straight up (also losing to NC State before barely surviving Wake Forest this past Saturday), the Seminoles are…

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Wayne Root: Deshaun Watson is Already a Star

That sure happened fast! I was expecting Deshaun Watson of the Houston Texans to have a good game this past Sunday as a home underdog against the Tennessee Titans. That’s why Houston (+) was an Inner Circle play in my ROOT TRUST (highlighting another winning weekend!). But, I have to admit that I wasn’t expecting him to play THAT well in what became a 57-14 straight up victory.

Watson isn’t just destined to be a high impact player in this league. The past two weeks prove he’s already there right now. A big game at New England in a near-upset was…

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Jim Sez NFL Week 4 Report and MNF Preview
Network Hotline Football Sweeps 3-0 Saturday (South Carolina, Wake Forest, Marshall) and sweeps 2-0 Sunday with Rams and Giants! Blue Ribbon Football 6-1 since Friday with a perfect 3-0 Sunday (Titans, Bengals and 49'ers)

THE NFL WEEK 4 REPORT - CHIEFS TRY TO STAY PERFECT TONIGHT, WHILE PATRIOTS, FALCONS & COWBOYS ALL BITE THE DUST ON SUNDAY ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: DOES #2 CLEMSON NOW HAVE CLEAR SAILING RIGHT UP TO THE PLAYOFFS?

We looked it up: Last year the then-Super Bowl bound New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons never lost on the same day ... but it happened yesterday in NFL Week…

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Do Or Die Sunday in the NFL for Some

THE NFL WEEK 4 REPORT: IS THIS TRULY A DO-OR-DIE SUNDAY FOR THE BENGALS, GIANTS & CHARGERS?

PLUS IT'S COLTS-SEAHAWKS IN SUNDAY NITE CLASH ...

AND A QUICK-HITTER COLLEGE PRIME-TIME PREVIEW AS #2 CLEMSON INVADES #12 V-TECH

Perhaps you've heard: Since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger, only five teams have started off a season at 0-3 SU (straight-up) and gone on to make the playoffs and nobody's managed to pull off that feat since the league realigned back in 2002.

So, if you're the Cincinnati Bengals (five playoff appearances in the past half-dozen years) or the New York Giants (two Super Bowl titles since…

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Network Notebook: Kansas City Chiefs Might be Super Bowl Ready

Not many pundits or handicappers were expecting the Kansas City Chiefs to make a championship run this season. This head coach (Andy Reid) and this quarterback (Alex Smith) are supposedly incapable of such a thing! Sure, they can get to the playoffs…but are they capable of taking that next step?

Nobody though Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons were going to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl a year ago at this time. Heck, nobody thought the Dallas Cowboys were going to go 13-3 either. The NFL is a league full of surprises. And, Kansas City could very easily be…

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Wayne Root: Can the LA Rams Shock the Dallas Cowboys?

Because of my reputation as “Handicapper to the Stars” for so many years, I still have Hollywood connections who want to know how to bet the games involving the new Los Angeles teams…the Rams and Chargers.

I think this week could be a STATEMENT week for the Rams. Things are lined up very well in terms of “intangibles” for an upset against a championship contender. Now, I’m not saying that I’m definitely calling for that, or definitely using the Rams in my ROOT TRUST on Sunday when they visit the Dallas Cowboys. There are still talent issues, and this is their…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting Week 4 NFL

Back as promised with my weekly look at how the sharps (professional wagerers) are betting all the NFL action. Green Bay got the money Thursday night over Chicago, which has created a lot of open-ended teasers (and moneyline parlays) that will finish up Sunday or Monday. Let's see how the Wise Guys have been betting the remaining pointspreads thus far. First, here's a look at Saturday night's ACC Clash.

SATURDAY'S BIG GAME

Clemson at Virginia Tech: The Hokies may be the last real threat on the Clemson schedule, at least until the ACC Championship game. And, that could turn out to be…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting Thursday/Friday Football

The late week schedule is starting to pick up. So, we have a few good games to talk about for Thursday and Friday. I’ll also throw in the big Saturday night showdown featuring Clemson and Virginia Tech as we review sharp betting in games you’ll be watching on TV. Then, I’ll be back Friday at the usual time to rundown the rest of the NFL slate.

 

THURSDAY

Chicago at Green Bay: An opener of Green Bay -7.5 moved down to the solid seven fairly quickly. The public is likely to lay the points with a high profile team on a key number…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: NFL Handicapping in a Year of Parity

I have to admit The Dean of Sports Handicapping wasn’t expected this to be a year of “parity” in the NFL. Over the summer, it seemed pretty clear that we were going to have a class of elites who were almost already locked into playoff contendership, and then several very bad teams who’d be in position to tank for the #1 draft pick.

But, three weeks into the 2017 season, the picture is much more complicated than that. There are only TWO undefeated teams, the defending NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons, and perennial AFC playoff team the Kansas City Chiefs. And, Atlanta…

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Jim Sez College and NFL Midweek Report

THE NFL REPORT: WHY THE COWBOYS' MNF WIN WAS MORE IMPORTANT THAN WE ALL FIRST REALIZED, PLUS A WEEK-BY-WEEK POINTSPREAD BREAKDOWN ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL MID-WEEK NOTEBOOK: DO ALL OF THE POWER-5 LEAGUES REALLY HAVE MORE THAN JUST A SINGLE LEGIT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDER IN THEIR MIDST?

There just so happened to be 10 National Football League teams that won games in the just-completed Week 3 to flip their won/loss records to 2-and-1. But the Dallas Cowboys' 28-17 victory on Monday Night Football against the 3-point home underdog Arizona Cardinals may have been the biggest of the bunch.

Consider that the Cowboys - the…

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Network Notebook: #5 USC visits #16 Wazzou Friday night

This was supposed to be the year that the USC Trojans were FOR REAL. They played like a true national champion last year after finally getting the right guy at quarterback. They crushed Washington on the road, the eventual Final Four representative of the Pac 12. Then, they rallied to beat respected Penn State in the Rose Bowl.

And the 2017 team was supposed to be even better!

But, now…heading into Friday night’s huge game on the road against #16 Washington State, there are concerns that USC has taken a step backward during the offseason rather than forward.

*USC opened the season with…

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Jim Feist: September Football...Upset City!

September Football: Upset City!by Jim Feist

  There's a reason they play the games. Teams don't always play the way stats and power rankings suggest they are supposed to. That's often evident early in the pro and college football seasons because some teams are very different from year to year. Baylor scheduled Liberty to get this season off to a winning start...and as a 33-point favorite got upset, 48-45.  UNLV, off all teams, was a 45-point favorite over Howard...then played like Moe Howard in a stunning 43-40 defeat. While the point spreads attached were shocking, upsets this time of the season are…

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Wayne Root: You Know a Big Dog Weekend is Great News!

You’ve probably already read many of the articles in the mainstream media about how Sunday was one of the biggest days ever for Las Vegas Sportsbooks. Underdogs covered almost all of the busy early schedule. An underdog won outright Sunday night. The public loves betting favorites…favorites got crushed!

WAYNE ALLYN ROOT loves making upset calls and taking free points with underdogs…so ROOT TRUST clients made a fortune! And, that was on top of the fortune they made Saturday with similarly great calls.

 

SATURDAY (4-1)

Inner Circle: TCU +12.5 wins OUTRIGHT at Okie State

No Limit: Iowa +11 almost wins outright vs. Penn State

Millionaire: Kentucky…

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Jim Sez: NFL Week 3 and MNF Preview
Another Weekend of Winners From Jim Hurley! From Thursday through Sunday, Blue Ribbon plays go 7-3-1 and 3-1 Sunday, while Hotline is 8-2!

THE NFL 3 WEEK REPORT - WE PREVIEW TONIGHT'S COWBOYS-CARDINALS CLASH PLUS SUNDAY'S NOTES AND LET YOU KNOW ALL THE BIG JIM HURLEY NETWORK WINNERS

COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S WEEKEND NEWSMAKERS: GEORGIA DAWGS KICK SOME TAIL

Let's be real ... there were some terrific down-to-the-wire finishes in NFL Week 3 play on Sunday but all the national anthem "statements" stole the headlines - word to the wise for the league: It's time to get back to the games and let that action…

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Network Notebook: Are the Oakland Raiders For Real?

There was a lot of disagreement in Las Vegas this past summer regarding the likelihood that the Oakland Raiders were going to be an NFL power. A lot of “locals” were supporting the Raiders with futures bets and Regular Season Win bets because the team would be moving to Las Vegas within a couple of years. But, many of the so-called sharps thought the team was going to fall back to earth after playing over their heads in 2016.

Why were the 12-4 Raiders seen as pretenders?

*They won a lot of close games (6-0 in games decided by 6 or less)

*They…

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Jim Sez College and NFL Previews

IT'S A BLAST-OFF WEEKEND IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND NFL WEEK 3 -- WE HAVE GAME PREVIEWS AND MUCH MORE!

Don't let anyone tell you "there's nothing good on TV anymore" 'cause this weekend's College Football and NFL card are chock full o' good stuff on the tube. We'll get to a batch of game previews that hit the TV screens but first a couple of business items on the agenda:

The College kids are playing more and more conference games but there's still some rock-solid non-league games out there and whether it's Notre Dame at Michigan State or Syracuse at LSU or…

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Wayne Root: Focus on Downfield Passing When Evaluating NFL Quarterbacks

It’s funny to hear so many NFL game announcers talking about the importance of “mobility” or “escape-ability” when discussing NFL quarterbacks. While it’s true that having good feet can get you out of trouble, or help you make plays in clutch situations, if footwork was THAT important, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning wouldn’t have been the biggest stars of the modern era!

When you’re trying to pick NFL winners, particularly UPSET CALLS that score those nice moneyline returns (and make handicapping headlines!), you need to focus on downfield passing. Successful quarterbacks can stretch the defense, or throw in the short or…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting NFL Week 3

A wild start to the NFL week with that 41-39 thriller featuring the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers Thursday night. Let’s see how sharps have been betting the rest of the card. As always, games are presented in Nevada Rotation order.

Baltimore vs. Jacksonville (in London): Remember that this is a neutral site game. Baltimore isn’t laying -3.5 or -4 “on the road.” All stores are showing those two numbers. I’d say that dog lovers are happy to take the plus 4. The public may like the Ravens as we get closer to kickoff because of their 2-0 start,…

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Jim Sez Thursday NFL and College Previews

NFL WEEK 3 KICKS OFF THURSDAY IN CALI - IT'S RAMS VS. NINERS IN AN NFC WEST WAR

THE COLLEGE GRIDIRON UPDATE: THURSDAY NITE PREVIEW PLUS KEY SPREAD STATS FROM 'ROUND THE LAND, AND OUR FIRST EDITION OF THE JIM SEZ TOP 10

Here's the straight facts, Jack: The NFL Week 3 card features five divisional duels in all - and it all begins with the Thursday Night showdown in the NFC West between the Los Angeles Rams at the San Francisco 49ers - and so far NFL Divisional Betting Favorites hold a slim 5-4-1 ATS (against the spread) while Home Teams…

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Richie Baccellieri: How Sharps are Betting Thursday-thru-Saturday Football

Back with you for another week of running through how professional wagerers have been betting the football board. We’ll look at all the Thursday and Friday action today, as well as select games from Saturday’s big college schedule. As always, I’ll return on Friday for a game-by-game rundown of the NFL.

THURSDAY

LA Rams at San Francisco: The public may be getting tired of these ugly Thursday night matchups. But, San Francisco does have a “locals” following in Nevada because of proximity and past TV history…so this could still be an actively bet game. The opener of Rams -3 as a road…

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: Coaches a Bigger Key Than Ever

As I was listening to New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo throw his quarterback and offense under the bus…I decided I should devote this week’s classwork to emphasizing the importance of handicapping head coaches in the NFL, college football, and really ALL betting sports.

My clients and I won with the Lions plus the points this past Monday. It’s not that I thought the Giants had no chance to cover. It was just a 15-unit play. But, I was confident that the Giants weren’t going to play well enough to justify that price. Odell Beckham Jr. was either going to…

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Jim Sez: THE NFL WEEK 2 MNF RECAP: LIONS ROAR 24-10 AGAINST PUNCHLESS JINTS

Gotta say that there were a ton of "experts" out there this past summer that were fearlessly predicting a fifth Vince Lombardi Trophy for the New York Giants this year. Wonder if any of 'em now wish to show their faces in public!

The Giants - now one of two teams in the metropolitan New York City area to be 0-and-2 SU (straight-up) so far here in the 2017 season and one of nine NFL teams in all to be winless after the first two weeks of play - were downright rotten in Monday Night's 24-10 loss to the 3-point road…

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Network Notebook: #16 TCU visits #6 Oklahoma State

Before the season began, few had circled this coming Saturday’s TCU/Oklahoma State showdown as must-see TV. Maybe Oklahoma State would have a chance to play spoiler in the Big 12. Maybe TCU would end its recent downward slide to mediocrity. We’ll watch something else and check on the score when the game’s over!

Not now…with Oklahoma State a very real threat to crash the Final Four party at the end of the season…and with TCU catapulting from a blowout at Arkansas into Big 12 contendership…this is suddenly the best game of Week Four. Other than this one, only #17 Mississippi State…

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Wayne Root: Ranked Teams Face Challenges as Road Favorites

You know that THE KING OF UPSETS WAYNE ALLYN ROOT loves nothing more than calling for outright upsets in high profile games and nailing them. I might be stepping out this coming Saturday because several ranked teams find themselves on the road as favorites against home dogs that are chomping at the big to make headlines.

Some quick examples:

#1 Alabama (-18) at Vanderbilt: That’s a tall spread for calling an upset. But, Vandy is coming off a home upset of Kansas State (a Power Play winner in The Root Trust last week), and will try to shorten the game to hang…

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Jim Sez: NFL Week 2 Rewind and MNF Preview

IT'S TIME TO HIT THE RE-WIND BUTTON ON SUNDAY'S NFL WEEK 2 ACTION PLUS WE'VE GOT A LIONS VS. GIANTS MNF PREVIEW

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS/NOTES: THINK WE'RE HEADED FOR A CLEMSON-ALABAMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME PART III?

No doubt about it: The Atlanta Falcons wanted to "christen" their brand-new Mercedes-Benz Stadium with a really big win against the Green Bay Packers - then call it "mission accomplished" with Sunday night's rollicking 34-23 win/cover as QB Matt Ryan threw for 252 yards (and he was razor-sharp) and star WR Julio Jones (5 catches for 108 yards) was a first-half demon against an overmatched Packers…

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NFL Old School vs. New School

by Jim Feist 

I know the world changes all the time. I accept that, actually I embrace that. I'm not saying I agree all the new is better than the old but I do know we all have to try new things.  Blockbuster doesn’t exist any longer. Uber and Lynx are blending into the taxi industry. But I do have some issues with the new vs the old and that is where it obviously doesn’t work as well.

Concerning the NFL, I have a huge issue with the concept of the elimination of the running game, in favor of…

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Arizonas 100-Unit Blowout 63-16 Win Over UTEP Launches Dynamite College Football Weekend

Arizona's 100-Unit Blowout 63-16 Win Over UTEP Launches Dynamite College Football Weekend

50-Unit Play Tonight On Classic Offense Vs. Defense ABC TV Showdown - Clemson At Louisville

Going For 2nd Straight 50-Unit College Game Of Week Winner

Three Bests Bets Club 'Dogs Set To Score Today

Handicapping Hints To Help You Win Today

By Kelso Sturgeon

This weekend college football schedule is again an attractive one and it is nice to report I started it off last night with a single play - a 100-unit bet on Arizona (-27) with its 47-point 63-16 blowout win…

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17
Oct
NFL, NFLPA focus on how to promote social change

The NFL and the league's Players Association issued a joint statement Tuesday afternoon after their meeting earlier in the day to discuss the ongoing national anthem protests at the league offices in New York.

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17
Oct
Jaguars' president apologizes for anthem display in London

Jaguars president Mark Lamping has apologized to the city of Jacksonville's director of military affairs chief for the decision of several players to kneel during the national anthem prior to the team's game in London on Sept. 24.

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17
Oct
Indefinite suspension over for Giants CB Rodgers-Cromartie

New York Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie's indefinite suspension for violating team rules is over, the club announced Tuesday.

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17
Oct
Indefinite suspension over for Giants' Rodgers-Cromartie

New York Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie's indefinite suspension for violating team rules is over, the club announced Tuesday.

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17
Oct
No. 14 Virginia Tech healthy, rested for struggling UNC

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Virginia Tech and North Carolina have combined to win five of the past seven ACC Coastal Division titles.

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17
Oct
No. 10 Oklahoma State takes on hard-playing Texas

AUSTIN, Texas -- Oklahoma State will bring the nation's top-ranked offense into its Big 12 Conference showdown against Texas on Saturday, but the No. 10 Cowboys' juggernaut won't be a surprise for the Longhorns.

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17
Oct
Auburn boots WR Davs off squad

Auburn wide receiver Kyle Davis has been dismissed for violation of team rules, coach Gus Malzahn told reporters on Tuesday.

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17
Oct
No. 20 UCF, Navy set for high-scoring AAC clash

The power that keeps the scoreboard buzzing at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis figures to be tested Saturday.

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16
Oct
Louisville fires Pitino 'with just cause' amid investigation

The University of Louisville's athletic board voted unanimously Monday to fire Rick Pitino as men's basketball head coach in the wake of an FBI investigation into fraud and corruption in college basketball.

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13
Oct
North Carolina avoids major penalties in academic case

North Carolina's athletic department avoided major penalties when the NCAA Committee on Infractions was unable to conclude the university violated academic rules when it made "paper courses" available to the general student body, including student-athletics.

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6
Oct
Louisville places two assistants on leave

Louisville placed two assistant coaches on leave Friday amid the FBI probe into corruption in college basketball as the university continued its investigation into NCAA violations involving paying a recruit.

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5
Oct
Report: Pitino received 98 percent of Louisville's Adidas money

Suspended Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino received 98 percent of the money from the university's current contract with Adidas, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported Thursday.

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17
Oct
Spurs open campaign with new-look Timberwolves

Expectations, based on prior excellence, are always high for the San Antonio Spurs but it will be the revamped Minnesota Timberwolves that many fans will be hankering to watch when the two teams meet to open their NBA campaigns on Wednesday at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.

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17
Oct
James questionable for opener vs. Celtics

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar forward LeBron James officially is considered as questionable to play in the team's season opener against former Cavs' star Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics on Tuesday.

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16
Oct
Jazz's Exum set for shoulder surgery

Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum will undergo shoulder surgery next week, the team announced Monday.

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16
Oct
Veteran F Jefferson reportedly will sign with Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets will sign forward Richard Jefferson and release veteran guard Jameer Nelson.

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17
Oct
Trailing 2-0, Cubs turn to Hendricks vs. Dodgers

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs return home in a two-games-to-none hole in the National League Championship Series and with plenty of questions left unanswered after back-to-back losses to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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17
Oct
Home is where runs are for Yankees

NEW YORK -- Throughout the postseason, the New York Yankees are proving to be a different team offensively at home than on the road.

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17
Oct
Yankees veteran Sabathia schools Astros

NEW YORK -- When CC Sabathia signed his first professional contract in 1998, Carlos Correa was three years old. When Sabathia made his major league debut in 2001, Alex Bregman was seven years old. When Sabathia won the Cy Young Award in 2007, Jose Altuve was 17 years old.

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17
Oct
Judge gets Yankees back in ALCS with 8-1 rout

NEW YORK -- In the top of the fourth inning Monday, New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge raced back on a fly ball by Yuli Gurriel, crashed into the wall, held on and prevented the Houston Astros from doing some significant damage.

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Wayne Root goes 5-0 in the NFL Sunday highlighted by his NFL Upset of the Year, Vikings (+3) over Packers 23-10, and the Root Trust has a 5-1 weekend  winning  Shocker of the Year with LSU

Jim Feist's Gold Standard Games crush Vegas Sunday, going 5-1 with the Rams Cardinals and Chargers, and 2-0 in totals with 49ers/Redskins & Browns/Texans going OVER,

Jim Hurley's Blue Ribbon Club (his top games) goes 2-1 Saturday and 3-0 Sunday, and Jim also sweeps his Saturday Favorites of the Week with shutouts by Southern Miss & Iowa State, and sweeps NFL Underdog Triple Crown with Vikings, Steelers, and Rams. Late parlay cashes with Cardinals and Chargers!

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