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September 18, 2018
BYU (+23.5) over No. 6 Wisconsin Headlines Week 3 Upsets in College Football and a Big Week for Fairway's Followers
Here's the Week 3 upset report I provide at BetAmerica.
"Well, that was fun," said Cougars coach Kalani Sitake after BYU shocked Wisconsin, 24-21. BYU was rewarded in the rankings, cracking the coaches poll at No. 24.
Byu's 24-21 win at Wisconsin as a 23.5-point underdog wasn't the only shocker Saturday. Akron (+21) embarrassed another Big Ten opponent in a 39-34 win at ...more
September 15, 2018
Fairway's Football Forecast - NFL Week 2 Parlays, Picks and Predictions
Throughout the NFL season, we'll post pro football plays and parlays with a focus on underdogs. Like our weekly college football parlay for profits underdog picks and plays, we'll take a similar approach in the NFL. However, with fewer games each week, finding four underdogs to join Fairway's Foursome is far more challenging. Still, we'll Chip-in our thoughts and analysis, and perhaps modify our course management along ...more
September 14, 2018
Identifying College Football Underdogs and Parlays for Profit
Losing week 2 and a tough pick-6 in the closing minutes last week turned our No. Illinois +10.5 pick from an easy winner into a late loser, 17-6. Utah had the ball inside their own 20 yard line leading 10-6 with less than 3 minutes to go, but couldn’t get a first down to run out the clock. A punt and 40-yard pick-6 turned the tide. Line shopping at the sportsbooks is always important, as most still won with the line moving to ...more
September 12, 2018
Handicapping and Analyzing Stats – NFL Inside the Numbers Week 1
Throughout the NFL season, I go inside the numbers and review weekly box scores, stats, game recaps and more after watching many of the NFL games. For over a decade, I have kept a proprietary database of statistical information and utilized relevant rushing numbers, statistical guidelines and situations to better assist me in sports investing and providing point spread winners. Week 2 provides great opportunities as often ...more
September 12, 2018
Evaluating Teams with Early-Season September Bye Weeks
Two weeks into the college football season and we’ve witnessed the usual suspects, upsets and adjustments in price by the linesmaker. As we adjust our power ratings on teams and continue to evaluate the players’ performance on the playing field and the supporting statistics, it’s important to not only understand motivation and potential letdown situations for players and teams, but also how scheduling plays a part in the proces...more
September 11, 2018
NFL 10-0 Week 2 was a historic week for @FairwayJay
History shows that Week 2 in the NFL invariably provides more surprises and upsets, along with some focused and determined efforts as teams try to avoid going 0-2. I'll be shooting for the green again knowing Week 2 was my best-ever week nearly a decade ago.
This week there are six games in which winless teams are matched-up, and the defenses figure to bring a most determined and strong effort. Still, it's tough to ignore the 765 points ...more
September 8, 2018
Fairway’s Football Forecast - NFL Week 1 Parlays, Picks and Predictions
The first in a weekly free pick series looking for value plays and underdogs in NFL football. Fairway's Football Forecast examines four games and puts together a fat parlay looking for a maximum payout.
Last season I provided a fun weekly exercise providing 4 pro football underdog picks with analysis each week. Fairway’s Football Forecast was producing more winners than losers through nearly half the NFL season ...more
September 7, 2018
Fairway's Football Forecast: College Football Underdog Picks and Predictions
Last season I provided a fun weekly exercise providing 4 college football underdog picks and predictions with analysis each week. Fairway’s Football Forecast was producing more winners than losers through more than half the season when I went on the disabled list and PUP. The feedback from Fairway’s followers was great, and we’ll fire for the green again with Fairway’s Foursome and Fourpack each week to ...more
September 7, 2018
Top NFL Rookies that will make an Impact in 2018
The anticipation of a new season gives football fans hope, and handicappers and sports bettors the opportunity to turn their preparation and plans into profit. The infusion of rookies to an NFL roster provides the foundation of a team’s future success. A handful of rookies will make an immediate impact, and the expectations are high for those top draft picks as the teams invest more money in them.
Fantasy football drafts have players rated ...more
September 5, 2018
Contrary NFL Week 1 Betting Points Towards Last Year’s Losers
The 2018 NFL season kicks off this week and the Week 1 lines have been bet into place at the leading online sportsbooks in recent weeks since being released back in April. Who will pull off the upsets and surprise the fans and bettors that expect most of last year’s playoff teams to be strong again? We have some Week 1 guidelines to show you some of the contrary nature of betting the NFL.
The Eagles and Falcons kickoff the ...more