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College Football Betting Preview Podcast 8-24-2016: Penn State Nittany Lions

08.24.2016     09:52 AM     Printer Friendly
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Covering sports from a Vegas perspective for over 20 years, the Sportsmemo Podcast kicks off its 2016-17 preseason football coverage. Join us throughout the summer as the Sportsmemo Handicappers provide listeners with in-depth analysis on NFL and College Football.

Today's segment featured veteran handicapper Rob Veno. Rob kicked continued his coverage of the Big Ten with a breakdown of the Penn State Nittany Lions.

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Date: 8/24
Handicapper: Rob Veno
Team: Penn State Nittany Lions
2015 Record: 7-6 SU, 7-6 ATS, 8-5 O/U
Season O/U Wins: 7un-115
Odds to Win Title: +37000
Odds to Win Big Ten: +4000
Odds to Win Big Ten East: +1200
Week 1 Line: Penn State -20 vs. Kent State

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Tags: College Football Penn State Nittany Lions Big Ten Rob Veno




College Football Betting Preview Podcast 8-22-2016: Michigan State Spartans

08.22.2016     11:05 AM     Printer Friendly
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Covering sports from a Vegas perspective for over 20 years, the Sportsmemo Podcast kicks off its 2016-17 preseason football coverage. Join us throughout the summer as the Sportsmemo Handicappers provide listeners with in-depth analysis on NFL and College Football.

Today's segment featured veteran handicapper Rob Veno. Rob Veno continued his coverage of the Big Ten with a breakdown of the Michigan State Spartans.

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Date: 8/22
Handicapper: Rob Veno
Team: Michigan State Spartans
2015 Record: 12-2 SU, 5-8-1 ATS, 6-8 O/U
Season O/U Wins: 8ov-140
Odds to Win Title: +7000
Odds to Win Big Ten: +1100
Odds to Win Big Ten East: +540
Week 1 Line: Michigan State NL vs. Furman

To listen to past football previews be sure to visit the Sportsmemo Podcast archive.




Tags: College Football Michigan State Spartans Big Ten Rob Veno




College Football Betting Preview Podcast 8-16-2016: Ohio State Buckeyes

08.16.2016     10:14 AM     Printer Friendly
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Covering sports from a Vegas perspective for over 20 years, the Sportsmemo Podcast kicks off its 2016-17 preseason football coverage. Join us throughout the summer as the Sportsmemo Handicappers provide listeners with in-depth analysis on NFL and College Football.

Today's segment featured veteran handicapper Rob Veno. Rob kicked continued his coverage of the Big Ten with a breakdown of the Ohio State Buckeyes.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO ROB'S ANALYSIS

Date: 8/16
Handicapper: Rob Veno
Team: Ohio State Buckeyes
2015 Record: 12-1 SU, 6-7 ATS, 4-9 O/U
Season O/U Wins: 9.5ov-135
Odds to Win Title: +1075
Odds to Win Big Ten: +160
Odds to Win Big Ten East: +115
Week 1 Line: Ohio State -27.5 vs. Bowling Green

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Tags: College Football Ohio State Buckeyes Big Ten Rob Veno




Teddy Covers' Las Vegas Wiseguy Report: NFL Preseason Handicapping Part I

08.15.2016     02:03 PM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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Week 1 of the 2016 NFL Preseason is in the books, with underdog bettors showing a modest profit through the weekend’s action.  Non-bettors always seem shocked when I talk about betting (and beating) the preseason.  How can you bet on exhibition games?  I don’t even know the guys on the field in the second half.  Boy, you really must be a degenerate gambler if you’re betting on NFL Preseason.

That couldn’t be further from the truth.  A sharp bettor’s mantra is fairly simple and nearly universal: Bet when you have an edge.  Pass when you don’t.  That holds for regular season NFL and it holds for preseason NFL as well.  And there are no shortage of edges to find when it comes to betting August football. 

In this two part column, I’ll illustrate the strategies that wiseguys use to attack preseason football.  In Part 1 (below), I’ll outline the basic market forces that create preseason pointspreads and show Preseason Handicapping 101 methods to beat those pointspreads.  In Part 2 next week, I’ll take a Deep Dive into some Advanced Betting Strategies for Read more



Tags: NFL Teddy Covers




College Football Betting Preview Podcast 8-15-2016: Michigan Wolverines

08.15.2016     01:50 PM     Printer Friendly
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Covering sports from a Vegas perspective for over 20 years, the Sportsmemo Podcast kicks off its 2016-17 preseason football coverage. Join us throughout the summer as the Sportsmemo Handicappers provide listeners with in-depth analysis on NFL and College Football.

Today's segment featured veteran handicapper Rob Veno. Rob kicked off his coverage of the Big Ten with a breakdown of the Michigan Wolverines.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO ROB'S ANALYSIS

Date: 8/15
Handicapper: Rob Veno
Team: Michigan Wolverines
2015 Record: 10-3 SU, 7-6 ATS, 8-5 O/U
Season O/U Wins: 10un-130
Odds to Win Title: +1350
Odds to Win Big Ten: +240
Odds to Win Big Ten East: +170
Week 1 Line: Michigan -42 vs. Hawaii

To listen to past football previews be sure to visit the Sportsmemo Podcast archive.




Tags: College Football Michigan Wolverines Big Ten Rob Veno




College Football Handicapping: Big Ten increases league schedule to nine games

08.04.2016     07:56 AM     Printer Friendly
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We put together a breakdown of the Big Ten's home and away and cross division pairings now that the conference slate has been increased from eight to an uneven nine games. It looks as if this season the entire East Division will get the five home/four away split. Overall, there are some obvious favorable and unfavorable draws. Penn State for example gets the 5 home/4 away split, two of the "Big Three" (Ohio State, Michigan, and Michigan State) at home as as well as its two toughest West games (Minnesota and Iowa). On the other end of the spectrum, Wisconsin plays only four conference home games, gets the entire "Big Three" from the East two of which on the road, and plays two of its three toughest division games (Iowa, Nebraska, and Iowa) on the road in back-to-back-to-back weeks.

East (Home/Away/West Opponents)
Indiana - 5 home/4 away/vs. Read more



Tags: College Football Penn State Nittany Lions Wisconsin Badgers Big Ten




College Football Gambling: Kansas expectations once again ultra-low

07.21.2016     08:31 AM     Printer Friendly
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For the second straight year, the Kansas Jayhawks are lined at 1.5 season over/under wins. Last season was a total disaster as KU failed to win a game while covering only three of 12. We'll go ahead and give the Jayhawks a Week 1 win over FCS Rhode Island who last season went 1-10 and finished 224th in Sagarin's Power Ratings. Beyond that, KU's best shot at another victory looks to be home tilts against Ohio and Iowa State. Below are the records since 2009 of teams off a winless season. In each instance, they won at least one game but no more than two the following year.

2009
Eastern Michigan (0-12)
2010's Record: 2-10

Western Kentucky (0-12)
2010's Record: 2-10

2012
Southern Miss (0-12)
2013's Record: 1-11

2013
Miami (OH) (0-12)
2014's Record: 2-10

Georgia State (0-12)
2014's Record: 1-11

2015
Central Florida (0-12)
2016's Record: ???

Kansas (0-12)
2016's Record: ???




Tags: College Football Kansas Jayhawks Big XII




Teddy Covers' Las Vegas Wiseguy Report: An early look at the AFC East

07.18.2016     07:56 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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Our NFL Team Previews for the upcoming campaign continues.  This week, I’ll be focusing on the AFC East, and next week I’ll conclude the series with a look at four squads from the NFC East.  Teams are listed in alphabetical order within their division.

We'll start with the Buffalo Bills who are lined at 8 wins for the upcoming season.  Buffalo owns the longest playoff drought in the NFL; now at 16 seasons and counting.  The Bills have at least returned to relevance over the past two seasons, winning nine games in 2014, followed by an 8-8 campaign last year.

Rex Ryan is set to begin his second year on the job.  Rex’s brother, defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, coached one of the worst defenses in NFL history in New Orleans last year.  Now Ryan takes over a defense that plummeted from a no. 4 yardage ranking in 2014 to 19th in 2015 as sacks dropped from 54 to 21.  Top two draft choices Shaq Lawson (Clemson), Reggie Ragland (Alabama) are expected to contribute in the sacks department immediately.

Offensive coordinator Greg Roman crafted a Super Bowl caliber offense Read more



Tags: NFL Buffalo Bills Miami Dolphins New England Patriots New York Jets Teddy Covers




Teddy Covers' Las Vegas Wiseguy Report: An early look at the NFC North

07.18.2016     07:23 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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Last week in this space, when I previewed the AFC North, there wasn’t a whole lot that I liked in the division.  If I’m going to put an AFC North win total in my pocket, it’s not going to be on an over wager!  But that’s most assuredly not the case in the NFC North, where several teams – including a Super Bowl contender – have the feeling of an undervalued commodity at this stage of the offseason.

Let’s start with the Chicago Bears who are lined at 7 or 7.5 wins; a legitimate split line.  Bettors shopping around for the best price on the Bears (over or under) should remember the standard rule of thumb for converting juice into wins with mid-range totals (teams lined between 6.5 and 9.5 wins). Fifty cents of juice equates to about a half win.  If you like the over, an over 7 -140 trumps over 7.5 at +100.  If you like under, under 7.5 -140 trumps under 7 at +100.

Last year, the Bears went 6-10 SU, 8-8 ATS and 8-8 O/U.  Their mainstream stats were indicative of a sub .500 squad: ranked 21st in total offense, #14 in total defense, #22 in yards per play differential Read more



Tags: NFL Chicago Bears Detroit Lions Green Bay Packers Minnesota Vikings Teddy Covers




Teddy Covers' Las Vegas Wiseguy Report: An early look at the AFC North

07.05.2016     07:30 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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I’ve already previewed four NFL Divisions throughout the hot summer months – we’re at the halfway point; with four more divisional previews still to come.  Let’s continue the process this week with an early breakdown of the AFC North. As always, teams are listed in alphabetical order within the division.

The Baltimore Ravens had been a model of consistency throughout the John Harbaugh/Joe Flacco eras...until last year.  Baltimore suffered through an injury riddled disaster of a campaign, finishing with a 5-11 SU, 5-9-2 ATS mark, while going 7-9 O/U.  By the end of the season a franchise record 20 different players were on injured reserve.  It’s worth noting that the Ravens switched their field surface this past offseason, at least in part due to all of those injuries last year, replacing the field turf with natural grass for 2016.

The betting markets are expecting a significant Ravens bounceback this year, lining Baltimore as an 8.5 win team for 2016 (there are a handful of books that have Baltimore lined at 8 wins with juice to the over).  A quick look at their mainstream stats from last Read more



Tags: NFL Baltimore Ravens Pittsburgh Steelers Cleveland Browns Cincinnati Bengals Teddy Covers



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