I once had a polite-but-candid chat with a Geico executive on a flight to California. Feeling from him a certain urging to speak my mind, I said that while some Geico commercials would go down as classic works of pop art, others were stupid and idiotic and I understood nothing of the writers’ attempts to be funny. “That’s perfect,” the man said. “Why?” “Because we … [Read more...] about Vegas Favors Citizens and Reds, Predicts MUFC Stumble in Champions League Q-Finals
In most tournament scenarios, the team that is more likely to win the next game or match is more likely to win the event outright. That’s usually the way it works, right? For instance, the Gonzaga Bulldogs were touted by Las Vegas handicappers at extreme minus-odds for the West Coast Conference postseason hoops tournament. Saint Mary’s upset the Zags in the final. Yet it’s … [Read more...] about FA Cup Quarterfinal Betting Preview Part 2: Watford vs Crystal Palace and Millwall vs Brighton
It is said that there are 4 stages of development for an angler. First, she is just happy to go fishing and hang around the water. Next, she decides it’s fun to catch as many fish as possible – even minnows count. Third, she becomes obsessed with catching the biggest fish in the lake, even if it means watching a motionless float for 5 hours while others giggle and land … [Read more...] about FA Cup Quarterfinal Betting Preview Part 1: Swansea City vs Man City and Wolves vs United
Though there’s still a lot I have to learn about English football, I know this much – punters and pundits tend to overreact to things in the short term, and the syndrome affects the betting action. If you want to see what collective madness and despair look like, fix your eye on supporters when a club vying for the Premiership crown suddenly goes cold on the attack. Don’t … [Read more...] about Is Now the Best Time to Gamble on Liverpool Winning the EPL?
On behalf of a site that deserves better fact-checking from its authors, I owe WagerBop readers a sincere apology. Not just for my looks in the byline photo. Our headline on the upcoming Bayern-Liverpool leg has been deceiving gamblers on more than one continent. What our staff overlooked (easy to miss stuff with me in charge of anything) is a subtle, modern rule … [Read more...] about MyBookie’s Odds on 2nd Bayern-Liverpool Leg Defy All Football Logic