I’ve never wanted to put a bookmaker in a Cobra Clutch until last Sunday night. After an absurdly-busy stretch of blogging about The Masters, the NCAA Final Four, the Grand National, (the folding of) the Alliance of American Football, FA Cup soccer, UEFA and CONCACAF Champions League playoffs, the NHL, and even women’s hockey, I deserved a break. A break to gamble on my own … [Read more...] about How to Handle Changing Championship Odds During The Masters
It looks like yet another start-up American football league has gone kaput. In an atmosphere described by journalists on-scene as “chaos,” the coaches, players and managers of 8 clubs had the rug pulled out from under them last Tuesday. An Ebersol has now been at the forefront of 2 colossal gridiron failures. It was television mogul Dick Ebersol who partnered with Vince … [Read more...] about I Asked a Sportsbook if AAF Futures Bets Would Be Returned. They Wouldn’t Say.
Every so often, I try to stop and explain to my readers that there is no such thing as a “moneyline prediction.” Sometimes editors use keywords like “moneyline prediction,” and I’m guilty of calling a lot of my recommended straight-up bets predictions even though that’s not what they really are. Moneylines are almost always unequal odds, like (-200) vs (+175). I may make a … [Read more...] about NCAA Final Four: Virginia Looks Like a Bad Wager vs Auburn
As Bobby Savoy says in The Natural, here goes nothing. The International Ice Hockey Federation is hosting its annual Women’s World Championship starting this Thursday April 4th in Espoo, Finland, and the media seems even more allergic to the event than usual. Try a total lack of news and analysis on 8 out of 10 national teams, outside of overseas sites in foreign … [Read more...] about Shh, Quiet: The IIHF Women’s Worlds Begin This Thursday
The Virginia Cavaliers are working on killing the hobgoblin of early-round March Madness exits, and are poised after 2 easy victories at the 2019 NCAA Tournament. The Oregon Ducks, UVA’s opponents in the South Region on Thursday night, are the only double-digit seed remaining alive in the Big Dance this year. #1 seeded Virginia’s point spread for the Sweet Sixteen contest … [Read more...] about March Madness: Comparing UVA and Oregon’s Futures Lines to Reach the Final Four