SportsMemo.com
Username:
Password:
All Available Packages
HOMERECAPRADIOFORUMBLOGSLIVE ODDSBESTBETSHANDICAPPERS TWITTERRSS FEEDFACEBOOKEMAIL & CONTACTS
June

28

Search Blog by TopicSearch by Date



NFL Preseason Betting: Hoyer to start MNF, Manziel to follow

08.15.2014     07:10 AM     Printer Friendly
SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Cleveland at Washington -2 O/U 41

It's only going to get worse, bettors. The Hoyer-Manziel saga continues with the Cleveland Browns claiming that a starter will be named prior to the team's Week 3 preseason tilt vs. Pittsburgh. In the meantime, Hoyer is first up for MNF's matchup at Washington. Manziel is also expected to see time with the first team.


“It’s just something right now where we are comfortable with Brian going out there to start the game,” Pettine said Thursday. “I think it’s a little overblown as to who the starter is going to be. The key component, as I’ve stated earlier this week, is that we are going to balance the reps.

“We will play it a little by ear as it goes on, we haven’t truly decided as far as the rotation but the goal is, for when we look at the stat

Read more



Tags: NFL Cleveland Browns Washington Redskins




College Football Betting: Tennessee Volunteers go with Worley

08.14.2014     02:00 PM     Printer Friendly
SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Gotta love it when coaches announce their starting quarterback and tell us Player X gives the team its best chance to win.  What they really want to say is, "Listen, there is no way in hell I'm starting a true frosh or the JC transfer who we wasted a scholarship on. That leaves the guy who played last year even though he stunk. Next question." You can't help but feel that is the situation for Tennessee’s Butch Jones who earlier today announced that Justin Worley earned the starting gig. In four games vs. the SEC last year, Worley's QB rating was 108.3. The Vols are 6.5-point home favorites over Utah State to open the season.


"Right now Justin Worley gives this football team and this football program the best opportunity to win," Jones said via GoVols247.









Tags: College Football Tennessee Volunteers SEC




CFL Betting News and Notes Week 7

08.12.2014     02:50 PM     Printer Friendly
SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Here are my Week 7 CFL News and Notes as we examine each team from a betting perspective.

Toronto Argonauts (2-4 SU, 2-4 ATS)
Toronto comes off its bye week to host Winnipeg and BC this week, playing two home games in a five-day span. It will be interesting to see how the Argos deal with this odd scheduling quirk. They aren’t any healthier at wide receiver but perhaps the extra week to prepare and practice can allow veteran quarterback Ricky Ray to gain some semblance of chemistry and cohesion with his new pass catchers.

Montreal Alouettes (1-5 SU, 1-5 ATS)
Montreal simply can’t compete with any good team in the CFL right now until its gets some sort of traction offensively. The Alouettes lost 33-23 to the Edmonton Eskimos at home last week in a game that could have been much worse but Edmonton clearly took its foot off the gas pedal after a 30-8 halftime lead. Quarterback Troy Smith struggled but he’s not the only one to blame. They can’t run the football, no receivers are getting open downfield, the offensive line isn’t holding up, and their play calling has been atrocious. Montreal Read more



Tags: CFL Ian Cameron




College Football Gambling: Alabama focused on stopping up-tempo offenses

08.12.2014     08:34 AM     Printer Friendly
SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Alabama talks about better preparing for up-tempo offenses. The cause for concern - at least from the media's perspective - was the infamous Texas A&M game in which the Aggies rolled up 628 yards (and still lost, 49-42). Outside of that, the Crimson Tide were still a top five stop unit. UA opponents ran the second fewest plays per game (61.8) in the nation last season.


"There's a lot of ways to improve on that whether it's being in shape, cutting weight, play more snaps, play more people," Smart said. "So you've got to have more depth. There's a lot of things we can do to hopefully improve on that and try to play those style of offenses better."

"You know, in all honesty, guys, you all make way too much of this," Saban said. "I mean, the last game (Auburn) had 21 points against us with 30 seconds to go in the game, and I don't think anybody held them to 21 points all year long. I saw them score 60 in the SEC Championship Game or whatever."



 




Tags: College Football Alabama Crimson Tide SEC




Teddy Covers' Las Vegas Wiseguy Report: Recapping NFL Preseason Week 1

08.11.2014     12:46 PM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
From 2008 through 2013, Overs ruled the roost when it came to betting preseason football, with more Overs than Unders cashing in every single season.  The average points scored in August NFL games increased every year during that span, from 35.3 points per game in 2008 up to 41.2 points per game last year; a preseason that saw Overs cash at nearly a 60% clip. 

An increase of six points per game over a five year span is absolutely going to attract some betting market attention.  The quants who rule the markets aren’t going to let that type of information slip by without a significant reaction!

In particular, the lowest totals have been the best Over bets during this run of relatively high scoring affairs.  Totals of 36.5 or less have been enormous profit makers for Over bettors.  From 2009 through 2013, games totaled at 36.5 or less went Over at a 93-57 (62%) clip.  Games totaled at 37 or higher were essentially split 50-50 between Over cashes and Under cashes – all the profits came from betting lower totals Over.

So what happened in Week 1 this year?  A huge run of Unders!  Including the Hall of Fame Read more



Tags: NFL Teddy Covers




MLB Handicapper Free Play: New York Mets at Philadephia Phillies

08.10.2014     08:07 AM     Andrew Lange     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Andrew Lange

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
NY Mets (Wheeler) -122 at Philadelphia (Kendrick) O/U 8
Recommendation: New York


The key to pitching success these days is to miss bats and keep the ball on the ground and New York's Zach Wheeler has thrived at doing both over the last month. As a result, his ERA is down nearly a full run during that span. Overall, Wheeler ranks in the top 20 in groundball rate and K's per 9 innings -- an ideal profile for the National League as well as pitching in today’s locale, Citizens Bank Park. Philadelphia's Kyle Kendrick is the polar opposite of Wheeler -- doesn't miss bats (5.55 K per 9) and shows fly ball tendencies (44.9% GBs). And the Mets have had his number, touching up Kendrick for four runs in all three of his three starts. You probably wouldn't know it but New York has actually outscored its opponents this season -- the same run differential as second place Atlanta and a better R/D than St. Louis. That's not to say this is a good team but unlike the Phillies, at least there is Read more



Tags: MLB New York Mets Philadelphia Phillies Andrew Lange




CFL Handicapper Free Play: Edmonton Eskimos at Montreal Alouettes

08.08.2014     09:59 AM     ICC     Printer Friendly
Submitted by ICC

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Edmonton -5 at Montreal O/U 46.5
Recommendation: Edmonton


I was debating all week long whether or not to lay nearly a TD with the Edmonton Eskimos against absolutely pathetic Montreal but I don't see any light at the end of what has become a dark tunnel for the Alouettes. West teams are 11-4 ATS in head-to-head meetings against the East this season and there is no doubt Edmonton is the better team – and you could argue they are in the better spot too coming off their bye week and their first loss of the season. Edmonton quarterback Mike Reilly has been much more comfortable in his second year as the starter while their defense has been flat out dominating so far this season which has me shuddering to think of how Montreal's anemic offense will perform. The Alouettes are a train wreck offensively as quarterback Troy Smith was yanked in the second quarter and backup Alex Smith wasn't any better completing 9-of-23 passes with an INT in a brutal 31-5 blowout loss against struggling Toronto. Montreal was coming off a bye too – the perfect spot for them to right the ship but they obviously fell flat. We saw late money rush in on Montreal late Read more



Tags: CFL Edmonton Eskimos Montreal Alouettes Ian Cameron




Online gambling needs interest from more states

08.08.2014     06:34 AM     Printer Friendly
SportsMemo.com blog entry.
By now you've heard of the ridiculous Restoration of America's Wire Act in which old goof Sheldon Adelson and his political minions are trying to completely shut down online gambling. That includes the states that just made it legal like Nevada and New Jersey. It's not like $290,000 is a lot of money to Adelson, but despite the fact that there is practically zero chance the Wire Act will be passed, that is how much money was thrown into the anti-online gambling cause during the second quarter. But even though Adelson's attempt to shut down everything will fall short, his efforts are certainly hampering those try to expand online gambling. One gambling analyst noted that in order for online gambling to go national, more states need to show serious interest.


“If more and more states would enact online gaming at the state level, I think at some point there would be more interest for a federal bill,” he said.

“The FBI has warned it will open the door to money laundering and other criminal activity,”

Read more



Tags: Las Vegas




MLB Handicapper Free Play: Chicago Cubs at Colorado Rockies

08.06.2014     10:41 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Chicago Cubs (Arrieta) -120 at Colorado (Lyles) O/U 9.5
Recommendation: Chicago


This is a tale of two bottom feeder type squads headed in opposite directions here in August.  Colorado, for the fourth consecutive year, has fallen apart completely following the All Star Break.  The Rockies have lost five straight; just 4-15 in their last 19 ballgames.  That stands in sharp contrast with the Cubs, who have won six out of eight overall, including last night’s momentum boosting extra inning win here at Coors Field; their fourth win in five tries against Colorado this year.
 
Cubs ace Jake Arrieta allowed only a single run on three hits in seven innings of dominance against Colorado just last week.  This is neither new or different—Arrieta has been a quality start machine, throwing ten straight games where he’s allowed three runs or less while pitching for six innings or more.  Chicago might be 15 games under .500 overall, but Read more



Tags: MLB Chicago Cubs Colorado Rockies Teddy Covers




NFL Gambling: The impact quarterbacks have on Season Over/Under Win totals Part II

08.04.2014     01:41 PM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Last week, I wrote about the very short list of truly elite level NFL quarterbacks and those quarterbacks’ subsequent effect on season win totals.  This week, I’ll take a step down in class from the elites, looking at two more QB tiers: those just below elite and those at the bottom.

Here’s what I wrote prior to the 2013 campaign about the second tier of quarterback; not elite Super Bowl winners but still in the top half overall:  The next grouping of quarterbacks isn’t as easy to establish.  I’d probably put the likes of Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, Matt Ryan, Matt Schaub, Tony Romo, Philip Rivers and Colin Kaepernick in this grouping; and I wouldn’t argue with anyone who wanted to include Matthew Stafford, Jay Cutler, Cam Newton or Andrew Luck.  Just about every one of those QBs also plays for a playoff contending team.

That list clearly shows one huge difference between the truly elite quarterbacks and those one level below Read more



Tags: NFL Teddy Covers



60

Page 60 of 329
"SEC'"

June

27


 
Email
 
MLB
Current Blog Topics
Current Blog Topics
SportsMemo Ads
Daily Plays

Extended Services
-----------SportsMemo-----------





Copyright © 2007 SPORTSMEMO, INC, 1-800-575-3069. Sportsmemo.com is the nation’s premier resource for sports betting and handicapping information. Get free football picks, free NFL picks, free college football picks, free baseball picks, free NBA picks, free college basketball picks, free hockey picks, free golf picks, and free soccer picks from the nation’s top handicappers. Sportsmemo's sports betting insight and analysis comes from some of the most respected sports handicappers in the sports gambling industry including Ted Sevransky (Teddy Covers), Brent Crow of Alatex Sports, Rob Veno, Erin Rynning, Otto Sports, Andrew Lange, Ian Cameron, Drew Martin, and Alex B. Smith. Listen to these handicapping experts daily on the Sportsmemo Podcast Monday-Friday at Sportsmemo.com.  Missed the Sportsmemo Podcast?  Past shows are available on Sportsmemo.com's podcast archive page. Looking for daily sports betting tips and sports betting advice on the MLB, NBA, NCAA, NFL, NHL, CFL, and PGA? Check out the interactive sports betting posting forum, power ratings, expert handicapping blogs, and original sports betting articles from the Sportsmemo team that specializes in sports information from a pointspread perspective at Sportsmemo.com.   Jun 28, 2016 04:22 AM.