The Netherlands and Argentina are in the first of four quarterfinals, and this game promises fire. The two units have a long history at the World Cups, which has some of the brightest and the most important moments ever in football, like the finals from 1978, or the 1998 quarterfinals. For the moment, both … Read More... about 2022 World Cup Quarterfinals: Netherlands vs. Argentina Preview, Odds, Prediction
If it was not clear the SEC was head and shoulders above all other conferences after Week 1, it is now. The SEC reaffirmed their position atop my Power-5 Power Rankings after the first 2 weeks of college football. Week 2 Power-5 Rankings SEC Big Ten Big 12 ACC Pac-12 Week 3 Power-5 Rankings SEC While Texas A&M stumbled in a big matchup … [Read more...] about Mood of Top SEC Teams Heading Into Week 3
There were many opinions on how Wednesday’s maiden Champions League semifinal leg between Liverpool and host Barcelona would go. Few of them involved abject embarrassment for either team. At the very least, experts felt that Mohamed Salah and his Premiership club – currently vying for a domestic league title – would give Blaugrana a hard time of it. Instead, the Reds made … [Read more...] about UEFA Champions League: Is There Any Betting Value Left in Liverpool?
Alright … I might hate myself come Saturday night for doing this, but I want to advocate a parlay. Normally I advise against them. The last time I endorsed a parlay was a 3-team play in Week 6 of the NFL season which I came tantalizingly close to winning. Before getting started, I’ll provide a disclaimer: Parlays are -EV bets. If you hit a parlay it will pay off big time. … [Read more...] about Loving This Conference Championship Week Parlay
I was able to manage a winning record in 2018 World Cup picks and futures, but it was not a result of great experience handicapping FIFA. In fact, I would argue the opposite – my successful World Cup predictions happened when I happened to care the least about each side’s depth chart and tendencies. When I tried to delve deeply into the Three Lions’ psyche and the cocky … [Read more...] about Handicapping the UEFA Nations League: Croatia vs England
The Premier League has taken a small break to accommodate international football, which gives clubs the time needed to take stock of their position after Matchday 4. However, don’t expect to get a laid-back feeling from the faithful of 2 squads each off to a bad start. Southampton supporters are close to the panic-stages already. The blog “Saints Marching” makes the argument … [Read more...] about Premier League Betting Preview: Southampton vs Brighton
The sports betting industry is one of the fastest-growing in the world and it is offering a huge opportunity for both sportsbooks and bettors. New technology provides massive help to the dynamic changes in the betting markets and regulations. Soccer, Horse Racing, NFL,MLB,NBA and NHL receive, by far, the greatest betting volume. E-sports betting is now on the rise and it … [Read more...] about How to place an educated bet
It might surprise you to hear this, but the NFL is not the most popular league in the world. Neither is the NBA. In fact, the world’s most popular league is not enjoyed by a majority of fans in the USA. But it’s getting there. The English Premier League, or EPL, is poised to become the dominant global sports attraction of the 21st century. Statisticians are fascinated … [Read more...] about Premier League Betting For Dummies (And Newbies)
Introduction During the past few years, football modelling has emerged as a standard for teams’ success. Football clubs are grasping every chance and possibility that could improve the performance of their first team. The forward movement of mathematics and machine learning now makes it possible for football teams to use data science for their analysis. Team and player … [Read more...] about Football modelling and expected goals.