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College Football Betting Podcast 9-2-2015: SEC East and Big Ten West Previews

09.02.2015     10:43 AM     Printer Friendly
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Wednesday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicappers Brent Crow and Erin Rynning. Brent, ER, and host Andrew Lange previewed the SEC East and Big Ten West divisions.

Today's segments
Brent Crow - SEC East Preview

Erin Rynning - Big Ten West Preview

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Tags: College Football Big Ten SEC Brent Crow Erin Rynning Andrew Lange




College Football Betting Preview: BYU Cougars at Nebraska Cornhuskers

09.02.2015     07:20 AM     Andrew Lange     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Andrew Lange

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BYU at Nebraska
Saturday, 12:30 pm PT - ABC
CRIS Opener:
Nebraska -6 O/U 65
CRIS Current: Nebraska -7 O/U 63
Recommendation: BYU

A lot of mystery with this matchup as both BYU and Nebraska have suspended multiple players yet neither school, as of Wednesday, has revealed who exactly they are. Reports indicate the Cougars could be without one of their top pass rushers and starting center but again, nothing has been made official.

As for the game, the main storyline is Nebraska's coaching turnover. Despite only one winning regular season since 2010, former Oregon State coach Mike Riley was hired to replace Bo Pelini who won nine or 10 games in all seven seasons in Lincoln. Riley brought win him both OC Danny Langsford and DC Mark Banker. Riley's a good coach and didn't have the resources in Corvallis Pelini was afforded. However I have questions whether or not Riley can get Nebraska to the "next level." I tend to downgrade teams following such mass offseason changes, especially to start the season. Personnel and talent-wise, the Cornhuskers (15 returning starters) appear to be on Read more



Tags: College Football BYU Cougars Nebraska Cornhuskers Big Ten Andrew Lange




College Football Betting Preview: Virginia Cavaliers at UCLA Bruins

09.02.2015     07:15 AM     Rob Veno     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Rob Veno

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Virginia at UCLA
Saturday, 12:30 pm PT - FOX
CRIS Opener:
UCLA -17 O/U 54
CRIS Current: UCLA -19.5 O/U 53
Recommendation: Over

Back end of this home-and-home series comes with very high expectations for one side and for the other, a head coach immediately on the hot seat. Last season’s game in Charlottesville saw UCLA close as a large -18.5 road favorites and struggled mightily to escape with a 28-20 win. In that game, Virginia trailed 21-10 at the half but was able to make some solid defensive adjustments and their experienced pass rushers swarmed Brett Hundley en-route to a five sack afternoon. The Cavaliers actually outgained UCLA in that contest 386-358 and held the Bruins to 4.9 yards per play which was their second lowest output of the 2014 campaign (only defensively stout Stanford held them to less). So the question is, can Virginia repeat that performance and cash another ticket? The pointspread for Saturday’s game is very similar but there are some significant fundamental differences this time around so let’s take a look.

First up is the Bruins’ shift at QB Read more



Tags: College Football Virginia Cavaliers ACC UCLA Bruins PAC-12 Rob Veno




College Football Betting Preview: Michigan Wolverins at Utah Utes

09.02.2015     07:04 AM     ICC     Printer Friendly
Submitted by ICC

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Michigan at Utah
Thursday, 5:30 pm PT - FS-1
CRIS Opener:
Utah -4.5 O/U 46.5
CRIS Current: Utah -5 O/U 46.5
Recommendation: Under

I stated on the Sportsmemo Podcast PAC-12 South preview that Utah would trend under the total this season and I’m ready to test that theory right out of the gate in their season opener as they host the Michigan Wolverines on Thursday night. First-year Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is staying silent about who his starting quarterback will be; either last year’s starter Shane Morris or incoming Iowa transfer Jake Rudock. They of course will be dealing with a brand new coaching staff and specifically offense under new OC Tim Drevno. Shane Morris had subpar stats as the Michigan starter last season completing 49% of his passes without a single TD along with 5 INTs while 5th year senior Iowa transfer Jake Rudock displayed some solid play at Iowa but will have to adjust to a new team and offensive system.

Regardless of who gets the nod, they’ll be going up against a very stout Utah Utes defense. Despite losing a great DC in Kalani Sitake who took his Read more



Tags: College Football Michigan Wolverines Big Ten Utah Utes PAC-12 Ian Cameron




College Football Betting Preview: Michigan State Spartans at Western Michigan Broncos

09.01.2015     10:28 AM     Alex Smith     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Alex Smith

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Michigan State at Western Michigan
Friday, 4 pm PT - ESPNU
CRIS Opener:
Michigan State -18.5 O/U 60
CRIS Current: Michigan State -18 O/U 58.5
Recommendation: Western Michigan

On Friday Western Michigan hosts in-state "Big Brother" Michigan State in Kalamazoo. The Broncos are coming off an 8-5 SU campaign that saw head coach P.J. Fleck's kids cover 10 of 13 contests against the number while the Spartans are looking to improve on their 11-2 finish from 2014 by hopefully unseating Ohio State for the Big Ten title and secure a berth in this year's College Football Playoff.

Western Michigan brings back a ton of offensive talent with QB Zach Terrell (3,443 yards, 16 TDs) and RB Jarvion Franklin (1,551 yards, 24 TDs) leading the way. The Broncos also return their top three pass targets in Corey Davis, Kendrick Roberts and Daniel Braverman. This unit will be tested by Michigan State's strong defense, which returns six starters now after LB Ed Harris will miss the season with an ankle injury. We'll get to see how this defense plays without the leadership of former defensive coordinator Pat Read more



Tags: College Football Michigan State Spartans Big Ten Western Michigan Broncos MAC Alex B. Smith




College Football Betting: Utah not sure how Harbaugh's Michigan squad will look

09.01.2015     07:24 AM     Printer Friendly
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Bettors aren't the only ones left guessing on how Michigan will look in Thursday's opener at Utah. The Wolverines have been fairly quiet in the media though the Utes are leaning towards a similar identity to that of last season under Brady Hoke. Note that UM was one of slowest paced teams in the country at around 63 plays per game in 2014. In last year's meeting, Utah won 26-10 in Ann Arbor. Both teams combined to run the football 73 times. The total in that game closed 53. The total for Thursday's game is currently 46.


"We matched up pretty good against them physically, we stood in there and slugged it out toe to toe," Whittingham said. "(Former U-M coach) Brady Hoke was a coach that liked physical football as well. So if nothing else, maybe the confidence we played these guys toe to toe last year and came out alright."






Tags: College Football Michigan Wolverines Big Ten Utah Utes PAC-12




College Football Gambling: Illinois goes with OC Cubit following Beckman's departure

09.01.2015     07:07 AM     Printer Friendly
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By now you've heard the Illinois fired head coach Tim Beckman. The reason at this point is irrelevant as the Illini open their season Friday at home vs. Kent State. Offensive coordinator Bill Cubit has been named the interim HC for the season. Not surprising, the player quotes regarding the move were positive: 


"He's like a father to most of us," Lunt said. "He's a really good football coach but he truly cares about his players. We're behind him because we believe in him."



Say what you will about Beckman - and we routinely do on the Podcast - he did improve by two wins each of the last two seasons and somehow got the Illini to a bowl game. However, last year's 3-5 Big Ten mark was perhaps fortunate as Illinois was outgained by 1.65 yards per play vs. the Big Ten.

There are potential wins to be Read more



Tags: College Football Illinois Fighting Illini Big Ten Kent State Golden Flashes MAC




Teddy Covers' Las Vegas Wiseguy Report: NFL Preseason impacts Season Over/Under Win Totals

08.31.2015     08:24 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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At this late stage of the preseason, it’s very clear which NFL teams are attracting sharp money prior to the start of the regular season.  In addition, it’s very clear which teams the wiseguys are betting against, early and often.  How do we measure and quantify this support (or the lack thereof)?  Simple – a thorough analysis of the Season Win Totals marketplace.

The markets don’t lie when it comes to measuring wiseguy support, because the results are easy to quantify.  For the purposes of this article, I’m going to focus on the Season Win Total numbers from the Westgate Superbook, where the Supercontest Weekend just brought together bettors from across the Las Vegas Valley as well as across the country.

Rather than use opening numbers from the Superbook, I think the more accurate way to measure the effect of the preseason is to look at post-draft numbers from early June.  When we compare those early June numbers with the bettable numbers that are on display on the last day of August (following the first three weeks of preseason action), we get a fairly accurate picture of market support.

The Read more



Tags: NFL Teddy Covers




NFL Preseason Free Betting Pick: Minnesota Vikings at Dallas Cowboys

08.29.2015     08:10 AM     Alex Smith     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Alex Smith

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Minnesota +1 at Dallas O/U 41.5
Recommendation: Minnesota


The Minnesota Vikings have been very dominant in the preseason under second-year head coach Mike Zimmer with near flawless marks of 7-0 SU and 6-1 ATS. In watching this team it is very clear that Zimmer's attention to detail has rubbed off on his players all the way down to the third and fourth strings. It's a big reason why they've been so successful in these "meaningless" games. Tonight will mark their first true road game this preseason against the injury bitten Dallas Cowboys who return home after back-to-back road games. Defensive back Orlando Scandrick (ACL) is the latest casualty in a long list of key injuries. At this point, the squad can ill-afford another loss. You could see there was little to no interest in competing hard for 60 minutes the first two weeks as Dallas was outscored a combined 40-13. Reports indicate that more focus and effort will be placed on tonight's "dress rehearsal" but I just don't trust this squad will perform for an entire game. We've seen nothing but Minnesota money but still some value at the small underdog price.

Read more



Tags: NFL Minnesota Vikings Dallas Cowboys




Meet the world's best card counter

08.27.2015     08:49 AM     Printer Friendly
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Cool article on a gentleman billed as the world's best card counter.


“If I’m gonna play, the first thing I do is grow my beard,” he says. “Then I dye it. Then I add earrings. Then a hat.” Once he put his arm in a sling and pretended to be one-armed. “Halloween is the greatest,” he says, estimating that he’s made $300,000 on the holiday where identities are fully obscured.

“The casinos are very hip to that. You have to camouflage a big play in various ways,” says Blaine. “Most card counters play consistent, predictable, they’re like robots. I try to use instincts when I sense I’m being watched. I hit them big, get out of there, and they just think I got lucky.”










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