The Phoenix Suns are welcoming the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night, attempting to extend their winning streak to six games. According to many, that won't be too big of a problem for the hosts because the Pacers' situation isn't great at all. Apart from injuries, the franchise from Indianapolis is ripped … Read More... about NBA: Indiana Pacers vs. Phoenix Suns Preview, Odds, Prediction
WagerBop is giving comparable amounts of space to our betting predictions on FBS and FCS championship games this week, and it's a reminder of how gamblers are actually defying a cruel stereotype in the new era of legal sports bets. MSNBC anchors (and the "anti-sports writers" at neoliberal blogs like The Nation) may actually get a bad rap as the most pious, prudish, … [Read more...] about CFB National Championship Odds: NDSU vs Montana State Prediction and CFP Final Over/Under Pick
I was explaining to a friend yesterday that it isn't enough to compare sports reporting to news reporting. Sports blogging is news blogging as a rule, confined to extremely "light" reportage about 90% of the time. We consume ourselves with goals, touchdowns, back-line tactics, and birdies, trivia which will be rendered ephemeral within eras and even decades, except for the … [Read more...] about New Year’s Six: CFP Semifinal Picks ATS, Georgia vs Michigan Total, and New Year’s Prop Bets
I'm the first handicapper to look on the bright side when rosters get ravaged. So long as there's no tragedy involved - NFL Draft opt-outs and light "omicron" cases of COVID-19 are decidedly not tragedies - the specter of surprise roster-omissions can work in a gambler's favor. Betting odds can't shift or adapt quickly enough to stay accurate throughout a wild week of … [Read more...] about Birmingham Bowl Odds: Auburn vs Houston Moneyline and Other Yuletide FBS Picks
Through some self-destructive impulse, sports prediction sites always like to tout "Old Marty Moonshine" as the top winning-picks talisman on staff. Believe it or not, it helps to pick winners when you're not 90 years old and jaded of all inspiration. Having suffered a bad streak of losing picks on Championship Weekend, this CFB handicapper would be expected to employ … [Read more...] about Armed Forces Bowl: Missouri vs Army Odds, Lines, and Predictions, Plus 5 Holiday Bowl Bets
Rivalry scrums often have a delayed effect on college football teams, such as Michigan State collapsing with fatigue after beating Michigan this year, while Jim Harbaugh's playoff-bound Wolverines managed to recover and climb back into the driver's seat in the Big Ten. As for the outcome of a rivalry game itself, fans understand that kids are going to play harder than usual, … [Read more...] about 2021 Army vs Navy Odds, Spread, and Picks: Will the Game’s Crazy O/U Streak Continue?
There will never be a truly undisputed national champion of college football, since a single season just isn't a scenario in which every College Football Playoff hopeful goes through a similar amount of adversity. If somehow, the FBS Top 25 teams could stay together for 5 to 10 years apiece and face 50-100 weekly challenges, the sport's eternal pitfalls (such as severe injuries … [Read more...] about CFB Conference Championship Odds: Wake vs Pitt ATS and OSU vs Baylor Total Picks