Although the Cleveland Browns defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 21-7, nobody would remember the result from this Thursday Night Football. It will be marked by an embarrassing scene of players fighting and by Browns' players' unsportsmanlike behavior. With 8 seconds to go, Myles Garrett took down Steelers' … Read More... about Cleveland Browns Beat Pittsburgh Steelers 21-7, Game Ends Embarrassingly
Betting against the public or “fading the public” is the most time-honored sports gambling advice of the last century. We’re almost a score of years into the new millennium now, though, and perhaps it’s time for an update of the old maxim. Wagering against the public still works. But an even better angle might be to bet against the media. Much like cable news, everyday … [Read more...] about LSU at Ole Miss Betting Preview: Another SEC Surprise in Week 12?
I'm dealing with a headache while posting this preview, and damned if it doesn't remind me of arguing with NFL pundits as the 2010s began. My opinion of Tim Tebow in the National Football League created the worst of all possible scenarios. Unlike 70% of the public, I didn't think Timmy was the worst quarterback ever to play the sport. Unlike another 30%, I didn't think he … [Read more...] about NFL Gambling in Week 10: 49ers, Seahawks Prove Vince Lombardi Right 50 Years Later
It is looking more and more like the 2019-20 Premiership will not come down to another war of winning streaks waged between Liverpool and Manchester City. Instead, it’s just Reds – and whoever can possibly catch them. Salah’s side is taking a very different path to a potential crown this season than Citizens took in 2018-19. Pundits like myself noted that as last spring’s … [Read more...] about Premier League Matchday 12 Odds: Leicester Hosts Arsenal With Designs on 2nd Place
Sports gambling can be called many things – exciting, risky, foolish, even an unhealthy obsession. I prefer to think of it as a sport all its own. You might play a solitary, recreational round of golf on a prairie-land course, where it’s rare to lose a lot of balls. The score you record during the round – good or bad – has absolutely 0% to do with your financial destiny, and … [Read more...] about FBS Week 11 Betting Lines: Generic Georgia Tech Gets Love From Las Vegas
Things tend to go back to the way they were in sports - not counting all of the amazing social progress made by women and LGBTQ athletes of course. It's just that in Las Vegas, teams aren't viewed as what they were yesterday or the day before or the day before, but rather as bumps on a wavelength that always goes back to center. That's why "reversion to form" is such a big … [Read more...] about NFL Week 9: Giants-Cowboys MNF Odds Stand Out on Week of Tight Handicaps
We finally broke out of our soccer prediction slump at WagerBop with an excellent 5-2-3 record on Matchday 10 of the English Premier League. Which means I feel compelled to give some old-fashioned, well-worn, moth-eaten advice before moving forward. I’m usually the person who rejects casino-oriented instructions for sports bettors. Rules of thumb like “don’t chase losses” … [Read more...] about Everton vs Tottenham: Toffees Sunday Gambling Odds Too Short on Matchday 11?
Week-by-week handicapping of college football can be like driving down a dusty Nevada road, maybe during Magic Air or some other visually-deceptive time of day. Is that a thunderstorm brewing way up yonder? Nope...just a far-off mountain range. Whoa, look at that gorgeous watering hole up ahead. Erm, no...it’s just a mirage. Kansas State might be the internet tout’s … [Read more...] about Kansas vs Kansas State: Illusions Abound in Week 10 CFB Moneyline Betting
NFL gamblers are getting nervous. It's Week 8 of the 2019-20 season, and no one can fathom how poorly some of the underdogs are faring. Cleveland has had its annual late-summer orgy of hype and then disappointed, leading the betting public to jump all over a modest point spread on the Patriots vs the visiting Browns this Sunday. The Pats-Browns spread has moved to (-12.5) … [Read more...] about MNF Prediction: Miami Dolphins the Only Popular Vegas Underdog in Week 8?