29 Results for year: 2018

Handicapping Lessons and Insight on Close Calls ATS

College Basketball Betting Results and Statistics It’s been more than 30 years since the advent of the 3-pointer and the shot clock changed the face of college basketball. The 3-point shot has allowed teams to overcome larger deficits and created tremendous excitement for the game. However, handicapping a team’s ability to make outside shots on a given night can become a bit frustrating at times with such variance. Same with number of fouls and free throws as officiating plays an ... More

Impact of Post Position for $16 Million Pegasus World Cup

Will Race Favorite Gun Runner get a Good Post and Clean Trip for Pegasus World Cup? A big week is scheduled at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Saturday, Jan. 27 is the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational, the world’s richest race where 12 horses will go into the starting gate competing for the first place prize of more than $9 million. On Thursday, Jan. 25 the Eclipse Awards will be presented to the 2017 champions of horse racing. Gun Runner will be awarded 2017 ... More

Gulfstream Park Track Announcer Pete Aiello is Best

Watch and Listen to the Races with Track Announcer Pete Aiello at Gulfstream Park For many race fans, including top handicapper Rob Henie of the West Coast Handicapping Report, track announcer Trevor Denman is considered one of the best and favorites of racing fans. He called the races at Santa Anita for more than 30 years (“And away they go…”).  Yes, after so many years, he’s slowed down and just isn’t the same as days gone by (also the byproduct of not being a full time announcer ... More

Best in Mountain West – Boise State at Nevada

First Place on Line in Key Mountain West Clash The Mountain West has been a 1-bid league for the NCAA Tournament the past two seasons. If it’s going to change this year, then Saturday night’s showdown in Reno is worth watching on ESPNU. Entering the week, Nevada (17-3/6-0) was unranked, but broke through to No. 25 following their road win at San Jose State. The Wolf Pack are the Mountain West’s defending regular season and tournament champions, and coach Eric Musselman, like his team, is ... More

NFL Conference Championship Previews

No. 1 Seeds Hold Historical Edge, but Vikings Favored on Road Against Top-Seeded Eagles In last week's playoff games, Philadelphia was the first No. 1 seed in NFL history to be an underdog in the divisional round. The Eagles protected their home turf and grounded the Falcons 15-10 to advance to the NFC Championship where they meet the No. 2 seed Minnesota Vikings, who pulled off the late #MinneapolisMiracle to beat the Saints 29-24 after blowing a 17-0 halftime lead. That last second TD ... More

Damaging and Decisive NCAA Transfer Rule on Horizon

New Proposed Transfer Rule for Immediate Eligibility Will Destroy College Basketball Mid-Majors In 2006, the NCAA instituted the graduate transfer rule, which was intended to allow student-athletes to transfer and enroll in a graduate program not offered at their undergrad school. In today’s college basketball, those graduate players are essentially ‘free agents’. Of course, many coaches did not like that. Others took advantage, as do the players who don’t have to sit out a year. In ... More

Much-Improved Duquesne Near Top of A-10

Former Akron Coach Dambrot has Dukes on Rise in First Season on Bench In our continued pursuit of profit and value 'Dogs, let's take a shot with Duquesne (+5) on road at St. Louis. Dukes may not be ranked or crack top-25 soon, but improvement noted. Wed., Jan. 17 Much improved Duquesne (13-5) is 4-1 SU/ATS in league play covering the number by margin with four outright 'Dog wins the past month. Triple OT win Sat saw offense come to life in 101-94 win over LaSalle. Center Jordan Robinson ... More

Big 12 Showdown Kansas at West Virginia

Top Teams West Virginia and Kansas Battle for First Place on Hardwood Following Saturday’s results, there is a 4-way tie on top of the Big 12 with Texas Tech, West Virginia, Kansas and Oklahoma all tied at 4-1. Those are four of the top college basketball teams in the country each ranked in the top-12 as noted in my recent ranked teams article. The remaining six conference teams are 2-3 or 1-4 in the early conference schedule. Texas Tech held off West Virginia Saturday 72-71 while Kansas ... More