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College Basketball Betting Free Play: BYU Cougars at San Diego Toreros

02.17.2018     09:52 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly

Submitted by Teddy Covers

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BYU at San Diego +3 O/U 133
Recommendation: San Diego

Nothing has come easy for BYU in recent weeks, and a road trip to the Slim Gym isn’t likely to help matters on Saturday. BYU needed overtime to dispense with lowly Pepperdine on Thursday, on the heels of needing OT to knock off almost as lowly San Francisco last weekend in Provo. Now the Cougars must deal with a short turnaround off a pair of OT affairs, while facing a Toreros defense that is physical and extremely tough on the perimeter.

BYU head coach Dave Rose knows what he’s up against today: “They’re one of the most physical teams in the league from what we saw at our place. We’ve gone through and evaluated every team and how we’ve played them. We feel that their size, their athleticism — their guards are really physical — it will be a really tough game, a tough-fought game Saturday. I know our guys will compete. We’ll see how they do.”

It’s surely worth noting that the Jenny Craig Pavilion has not been particularly friendly for the Cougars in recent meetings. BYU has been favored in all six games they’ve played at San Diego since joining the West Coast conference. The Cougs are just 3-3 SU in those six meetings, including a 13 point win over the Cougs last year as 10.5 point underdogs.

The numbers do not lie. San Diego ranks #3 in the country at defending the three point line, allowing opponents to connect on just 29% of their shots from beyond the arc. This is a clear matchup disadvantage for the road favorite, a team that relies heavily on their perimeter shooting. When Elijah Bryant and TJ Haws aren’t raining three’s, the Cougars are struggling to win, let alone win by any sort of margin.

BYU is a sub .500 team on the highway in WCC play this year, including an ugly loss earlier in the month as double digit favorites at Loyola Marymount. They trailed at home to San Diego in the second half of the first meeting before a 31-15 closeout over the final 11 minutes to get the win and cover. The Cougs certainly haven’t been closing out many games on the highway in similar fashion. Take San Diego.

Tags: College Basketball BYU Cougars San Diego Toreros Teddy Covers



Sports Betting Q&A 2-16-2018 with the Sportsmemo Handicappers

02.16.2018     11:48 AM     Printer Friendly

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Friday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured a Q&A with the Sportsmemo Handicappers. Host Andrew Lange discussed some of the questions Sportsmemo followers sent in. Topics included: College basketball futures, college basketball power ratings, Bitcoin, offscreen sportsbooks, and more. 

Today's segments
Sportsmemo Handicappers - Sports Betting Q&A

To listen to past shows, be sure to visit our Sportsmemo Podcast Homepage.


ITunes users can subscribe to the show by searching "Sportsmemo" in the podcast directory.

Tags: College Basketball BYU Cougars San Diego Toreros Teddy Covers



College Basketball Betting Podcast 2-15-2018 with Sportsmemo Handicapper Rob Veno

02.15.2018     10:55 AM     Printer Friendly

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Thursday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicapper Rob Veno. Rob and host Andrew Lange discusses tonight's power conference college basketball games. 

Today's segments
Rob Veno - College Basketball


To listen to past shows, be sure to visit our Sportsmemo Podcast Homepage.


ITunes users can subscribe to the show by searching "Sportsmemo" in the podcast directory.

Tags: College Basketball Brent Crow Andrew Lange



MLB Gambling News: Arizona Diamondbacks to use humidor at Chase Field

02.15.2018     09:01 AM     Printer Friendly

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This should make for an interesting handicap. The Arizona Diamondbacks are finally going to install a humidor which some think will suppress home runs and this scoring by a significant amount. Below are the over/under, average total, and average runs scored results at Chase Field over the last five seasons.

2017: 42-34-7 O/U, avg. total 9.4, avg. rpg 9.95
2016: 50-28-3 O/U, avg. total 9.0, avg. rpg 11.16
2015: 39-35-5 O/U, avg. total 8.4, avg. rpg 9.11
2014: 36-41-4 O/U, avg. total 8.3, avg. rpg 8.98
2013: 34-46-1 O/U, avg. total 8.5, avg. rpg 8.40


 “I am very comfortable saying that, with the humidor running at 50 percent and 70 degrees, there will a reduction in home run production at Chase by 25 to 50 percent,” Nathan concluded. “While it would be nice to come up with a more precise prediction, we should not lose sight of the principal takeaway that the installation of a humidor will reduce the number of home runs substantially.”



Tags: MLB Arizona Diamondbacks



Daily Fantasy Sports' moment appears to have passed

02.15.2018     08:47 AM     Printer Friendly

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According to one report, the future of Daily Fantasy Sports doesn't sound all that promising.


 "International expansion may provide room for minor incremental growth, and there’s always a number of customers who weren’t legally able to play real-money DFS last year due to age restrictions that can now, but those sources aren’t anywhere near enough to get the two companies back on the growth track."

Looking at Google Trends search volume for "daily fantasy sports," traffic was significantly lower in 2017 than it was in 2016, which Eilers & Krejcik Gaming says indicates a decline in interest among new customers. It believes that the downward trend will continue into 2018.



Tags: MLB Arizona Diamondbacks



NBA and CBB Betting Podcast 2-14-2018 with Sportsmemo Handicappers Erin Rynning and Brent Crow

02.14.2018     03:04 PM     Printer Friendly

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Wednesday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicappers Erin Rynning and Brent Crow. ER, Brent and host Andrew Lange discusses tonight's NBA and college basketball cards. 

Today's segments
Erin Rynning - NBA

Brent Crow - College Basketball

To listen to past shows, be sure to visit our Sportsmemo Podcast Homepage.


ITunes users can subscribe to the show by searching "Sportsmemo" in the podcast directory.

Tags: NBA College Basketball Erin Rynning Brent Crow Andrew Lange



NBA Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Indiana Pacers at Brooklyn Nets

02.14.2018     10:19 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly

Submitted by Teddy Covers

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Indiana -4 at Brooklyn O/U 212.5
Recommendation: Indiana

Very quietly, waaaaaaay underneath the radar, the Indiana Pacers are playing their best basketball of the season heading into the All-Star break. Indiana has won its last two, including an impressive road win at Boston. They’ve won seven of their last ten overall; 13-6 in their last 19 contests; a stretch that includes SU road wins at Utah, San Antonio and Phoenix as well as that win against the Celtics.

There were some initial concerns about the chemistry between players and management after Indiana stood pat at the trading deadline, unable to give the team a boost in their push towards the playoffs. Quotes like this one from Thaddeus Young make it VERY clear that any chemistry concerns are vastly overblown:

"We were just excited they decided to keep this thing together and let us keep getting better. Right after the game (vs. the Knicks on Sunday), (GM Chad Buchanon) texted us and said, 'Great win. But it's not over. We still have one game before the All-Star break,' and we all responded right then and there. It's like I said, this is one of the most unified teams I've ever been a part of."

The Nets have had a hard time from the get-go of late, routinely falling into early deficits. They’ve lost ten of their last eleven, including four consecutive defeats by double digits at home in Brooklyn. The Nets lost by a dozen when they faced Indiana at home earlier in the season. A similar margin tonight would be no surprise for this bettor! Take the Pacers.

Tags: NBA Indiana Pacers Brooklyn Nets Teddy Covers



College Basketball Betting: Already shorthanded Saint Louis loses starting guard

02.13.2018     12:58 PM     Printer Friendly

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
The Saint Louis Billikens announced that starting guard Jordan Goodwin will miss the remainder of the season due to a violation of school policy. One of SLU's better recruits in recent history, Goodwin averaged will cover 30 minutes per game and scored 28 points in last Saturday's win over LaSalle. After an 8-10, 1-4 A-10 start, SLU has won and covered six of its last eight. They'll finish the rest of the season with only seven scholarship players.

Tags: College Basketball Saint Louis Billikens



NBA Handicapping: Strength of Schedule the remainder of the season

02.13.2018     12:31 PM     Printer Friendly

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Good article on the NBA's strength of schedule the remainder of the season. Despite playing in the Western Conference, the Golden State Warriors have the easiest remaining slate. The Washington Wizards, who according to ESPN's SOS have played the easiest schedule of any team in the league, will now face one of the toughest. 

Tags: NBA Golden State Warriors Washington Wizards



NHL Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Chicago Blackhawks at Vegas Golden Knights

02.13.2018     12:13 PM     ICC     Printer Friendly

Submitted by ICC

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Chicago at Vegas O/U 6
Recommendation: Vegas -1.5 puck line

Vegas is off a very rare home loss (19-6 YTD) on Sunday to the Philadelphia Flyers by a score of 4-1 but the Golden Knights have been a resilient group all season and have consistently responded well after a poor performance as evidenced by their 14-5 record off of a single loss. The Golden Knights outshot the Flyers despite coming up short on the scoreboard but the team felt they were not creating enough quality scoring chances nor were they making life uncomfortable enough for the opposing goaltender something the team has vowed to try and correct for this home game tonight against the Blackhawks. Chicago is in freefall mode currently a shell of the team they have been for most of the last decade in which they have been a perennial Stanley Cup contender. The Blackhawks have lost six straight games entering this contest tonight and now face the arduous task of playing their third road game in four nights against a much better and highly motivated hockey team. Chicago has been outscored by Minnesota and Arizona in the first two games of this road swing by a combined score of 9-1 and now will be up against not only the tough schedule they have been dealt but also an even better opponent on the ice tonight. It’s worth noting that Chicago already lost in Vegas earlier this season at T-Mobile Arena by a score of 4-2 and they are primed for a similar result.

 

Tags: NHL Chicago Blackhawks Vegas Golden Knights Ian Cameron



College Basketball Betting Podcast 2-13-2018 with Sportsmemo Handicapper Brent Crow

02.13.2018     12:08 PM     Printer Friendly

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Tuesday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicapper Brent Crow. Brent and host Andrew Lange discusses tonight's power conference college basketball games. 

Today's segments
Brent Crow - College Basketball


To listen to past shows, be sure to visit our Sportsmemo Podcast Homepage.


ITunes users can subscribe to the show by searching "Sportsmemo" in the podcast directory.

Tags: College Basketball Brent Crow Andrew Lange



College Basketball Betting Free Play: Baylor Bears at Texas Longhorns

02.12.2018     12:12 PM     Rob Veno     Printer Friendly

Submitted by Rob Veno

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Baylor at Texas -2.5 O/U 133.5
Recommendation: Under

After an inexplicable three-game stretch where Baylor had a complete lapse of defense, the Bears have regained its identity. The Bears current 3-0 straight up and against the spread run comes on the heels of a 1-2 SU, 0-3 ATS mark where they allowed 90, 81 and 98 points and 52% FG shooting or better in all three. The catalyst for Baylor’s recent ticket cashing threesome has really been a combination of trademark defense and ball sharing on offense. Baylor is now 5-7 in Big XII play after a 2-8 start which brought the team to a crossroads. Nuni Omot said, “We got together and told ourselves that it’s going to be a fight, but we really have to do it for each other”. “We’re starting to do it for each other and we’re starting to share the ball and we’re starting to look for everyone. That’s the biggest part, we’re just playing together.”

Texas sits at 5-7 in league play right now too so with six games left, this one is obviously important to them as well. Unlike Baylor, the Longhorns stout defense has currently abandoned them allowing 54.8%, 53.7% and 51.6% from the field in their last three games. That has resulted in a 1-2 SU/ATS record including Saturday’s 16-point home loss to TCU in which Texas wasted one of their best offensive performances of the conference season.

Games are all about matchups and styles and this head-to-head is different from all others in the Big XII. These teams are mirror images in their desire for half-court tempo and tough defense but it’s the amount of size and length across the respective front lines that makes this matchup unique. That’s where the battle will be fought tonight and if it’s a draw, perimeter shooting will be the difference. Fundamentally, Baylor’s zone which has asserted itself again figures to be a difference maker. UT does not have a consistently reliable three-point attack and with Baylor contesting all shots, Texas faces a tough task. Have to also note Baylor’s turnover percentage which ranks worst in the Big XII. In past years that would be ripe for the picking against Shaka Smart’s aggressive defense but this version isn’t a turnover forcing team (9th in Big XII). The current line of -2.5 doesn’t leave much room for error (although my power ratings did make this game Texas only -0.5) so the look here will be toward the total. In their initial meeting Back on January 6 in Waco, Baylor won 69-60 with the closing line and total almost identical (home team -2.5, O/U 133) to what we see right now. Something in that vicinity is expected again tonight.

Tags: College Basketball Baylor Bears Texas Longhorns Rob Veno



Legalized sports betting won't make it under proposed format

02.12.2018     11:39 AM     Printer Friendly

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Glad we aren't the only ones who see the leagues' request for an "integrity fee" as bananas.


A one percent fee on handle equates to about a 20 percent tax on revenue:

Sportsbooks hold about five percent (in a solid year) of the total amount wagered.
So for every $100 wagered, sportsbooks can expect to realize $5.
A one percent integrity fee would cost sportsbooks $1 on every $100 wagered.
That $1 represents 20 percent of the $5 sportsbooks can expect in revenue.

That tax alone would arguably be enough to make sports betting economically unviable. But in addition to that tax, sportsbooks would also have to pay:

Whatever tax rate the state applies (Nevada is 6.75 percent on revenue, most other states are floating rates between nine and 20 percent).

The existing federal excise tax (.25 percent of handle, or roughly 5 percent of revenue).



Tags: College Basketball Baylor Bears Texas Longhorns Rob Veno



NBA and CBB Betting Podcast 2-12-2018 with Sportsmemo Handicapper Teddy Covers

02.12.2018     11:34 AM     Printer Friendly

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Monday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicapper Teddy Covers. Teddy and host Andrew Lange discusses college basketball and NBA games for tonight. 

Today's segments
Teddy Covers - College Basketball and NBA

To listen to past shows, be sure to visit our Sportsmemo Podcast Homepage.


ITunes users can subscribe to the show by searching "Sportsmemo" in the podcast directory.

Tags: College Basketball NBA Teddy Covers Andrew Lange



NBA Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Los Angeles Clippers at Detroit Pistons

02.09.2018     09:40 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly

Submitted by Teddy Covers

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
LA Clippers at Detroit -3 O/U 219
Recommendation: Detroit

The Pistons have won five straight since snapping their eight game losing streak, the last four of which have come with Blake Griffin on the court for Detroit. The numbers with Griffin and fellow low post stud Andre Drummond on the court together have been remarkable; jelling immediately as a duo.

In 84 court minutes together through four games, Detroit has averaged 112.6 points per 100 possessions on offense while allowing only 88.2 PP/100 on defense. That results in a remarkable net of +24.4 PP/100 with that duo on the floor. Throw in a 54.9% in percentage of available rebounds Detroit has snagged with the Griffin/Drummond duo on the floor and all of a sudden Stan Van Gundy’s squad has the look of a legitimate contender.

These quotes from the Pistons locker room really stand out. Drummond: “It can only get better from here. With (Griffin’s) addition it’s just been a lot of fun. He’s able to handle the ball; he’s a great playmaker. He’s doing a great job of adjusting right now.”

Van Gundy, following last Saturday’s win against the Heat: “'I've got to get it figured out offensively. I'm not helping him or us a lot. You could actually see today in the early fourth quarter, we were actually a lot smoother when he was out because we were just playing. I've got this great player now, and so we're just sort of playing to him all the time, and the defense is all loaded up.''

Detroit made another deal prior to the trading deadline that should help as well; picking up veteran point guard Jameer Nelson. It’s surely worth noting that Nelson took the Orlando Magic to the Finals under Stan Van Gundy earlier in his career, a coach and a backup point guard that have chemistry together. Given the Pistons struggles at the point since Reggie Jackson got hurt, this relatively minor deal has the potential to have a major impact for Detroit’s struggling second unit.

The Clippers won a pair of games at home following the Griffin deal, knocking off the lowly Bulls and Mavs. Doc Rivers is trying to put a good spin on this tough road trip, heading into the All-Star Break: “I actually think it's good we're going on the road. We'll find out a lot about ourselves. It gives us a chance to kind of grow together, bond together. And we have three days to prepare for it. So I think that's all good for us." Sounds like coach-speak to this bettor! Take the Pistons.

Tags: NBA Los Angeles Clippers Detroit Pistons Teddy Covers



MLB Gambling: CG Technology posts Season Over/Under Win Totals

02.09.2018     08:55 AM     Printer Friendly

Earlier this week, Las Vegas' CG Technology posted 2018 MLB Season Over/Under Win totals. Below is a handy chart of their numbers, last year's wins, and the difference. Biggest projected "gainers" include: San Francisco (+17.5), New York Mets (+10.5) Philadelphia (+8.5) and Toronto (+5.5). Biggest "decliners" include: Miami (-12.5), Los Angeles Dodgers (-8.5), Cleveland (-8.5), Arizona (-6.5) and Washington (-5.5).

2018 MLB Season Over/Under Wins - CG Technology
Team
2017 Wins
2018 O/U Wins
Difference
Arizona
93
86.5
-6.5
Atlanta
72
73.5
+1.5
Baltimore
75
77.5
+2.5
Boston
93
91.5
-1.5
Chicago Cubs
92
93.5
+1.5
Chicago White Sox
67
68.5
+1.5
Cincinnati
68
71.5
+3.5
Cleveland
102
93.5
-8.5
Colorado
87
82.5
-4.5
Detroit
64
68.5
+4.5
Houston
101
96.5
-4.5
Kansas City
80
76.5
-3.5
LA Angels
80
84.5
+4.5
LA Dodgers
104
95.5
-8.5
Miami
77
64.5
-12.5
Milwaukee
86
81.5
-4.5
Minnesota
85
82.5
-2.5
NY Mets
70
80.5
+10.5
NY Yankees
91
93.5
+2.5
Oakland
75
74.5
-0.5
Philadelphia
66
74.5
+8.5
Pittsburgh
75
76.5
+1.5
San Diego
71
69.5
+1.5
San Francisco
64
81.5
+17.5
Seattle
78
81.5
+3.5
St. Louis
83
84.5
+1.5
Tampa Bay
80
76.5
-3.5
Texas
78
78.5
+0.5
Toronto
76
81.5
+5.5
Washington
97
91.5
-5.5


 

Tags: MLB Las Vegas



NBA Gambling: Cleveland Cavaliers trade half of their roster

02.08.2018     11:02 AM     Printer Friendly

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Holy shit, bettors! If change is what you wanted, change is what you're getting with multiple trades going down in the NBA this morning. Most notable is the Cleveland Cavaliers gutting nearly half of their roster. So far we have Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye headed to the Lakers for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. The Cavs also got rid of Iman Shumpert, Jae Crowder, and Derrick Rose and picked up Rodney Hood and George Hill. Sacramento got Joe Johnson and Shumpert while the Jazz got Crowder and Rose. And Dwyane Wade is headed back to Miami. We'll update on the remaining movement tomorrow.  

Tags: NBA Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Lakers



College Basketball and NBA Betting Podcast 2-8-2018 with Sportsmemo Handicapper Teddy Covers

02.08.2018     10:44 AM     Printer Friendly

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Thursday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicapper Teddy Covers. Teddy and host Andrew Lange discusses college basketball and NBA games for tonight. 

Today's segments
Teddy Covers - College Basketball and NBA

To listen to past shows, be sure to visit our Sportsmemo Podcast Homepage.


ITunes users can subscribe to the show by searching "Sportsmemo" in the podcast directory.

Tags: College Basketball NBA Teddy Covers Andrew Lange



College Basketball Betting Podcast 2-7-2018 with Sportsmemo Handicapper Brent Crow

02.07.2018     10:14 AM     Printer Friendly

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Wednesday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicapper Brent Crow. Brent and host Andrew Lange discusses tonight's power conference college basketball games. 

Today's segments
Brent Crow - College Basketball


To listen to past shows, be sure to visit our Sportsmemo Podcast Homepage.


ITunes users can subscribe to the show by searching "Sportsmemo" in the podcast directory.

Tags: College Basketball Brent Crow Andrew Lange



NBA Gambling News: Dumpster fire continues to burn bright in Cleveland

02.07.2018     11:15 AM     Printer Friendly

UPDATE

It can't get any worse, can it? The Cleveland Cavaliers are just playing awful, they are awful (5-23-2 ATS since 12/2/17). Last night's 116-98 loss to Orlando wasn't just about personnel deficiencies as it was guys flat out quitting. Despite bricking a corner three and literally not making an attempt to get back on defense, Isaiah Thomas felt the need to comment on how the Cavs aren't doing a good job at handling in-game adversity.


 "Right now, when we hit adversity, we go our separate ways," Thomas said. "And that's just how I feel, and it looks like that as well. Guys start to go one-on-one on offense, and the defense is every man for himself. The first half we played good, everybody was happy. It was energized, helping each other on the defensive end. Sharing the ball. The ball was moving side to side on offense. And then we revert back to what makes us lose games." 



And the betting markets have clearly had enough of trying to catch this team on the "bounce." It's February, and there are no significant injuries to speak of, and bettors blasted Minnesota from an overnight line of pk to -4 for tonight's game at Cleveland.

 




NBA Gambling News: Cleveland can't guard and thus can't cover pointspreads

01.12.2018     09:31 AM     View Original Blog
Looks like were in the midst of a mid-season Cleveland Cavaliers swoon. After ripping off an 18-1 run, the Cavs started a hellacious stretch of 10 out of 12 on the highway. They took down the Wizards on December 17 but proceeded to lose seven of their next 10 while covering only one pointspread during that span. The last two efforts have been particularly alarming. On Monday they were hammered at Minnesota, 127-99, and managed to top it with a 133-99 loss to Toronto last night. Cleveland currently sports the worst ATS record in the league at 12-28-1. Tonight's game at Indiana marks the finale of the road swing. The Cavs opened -1 and were bet up to -2.5.


"We've got to be better," Lue said after the Cavs lost for the seventh time in the past 10 games. "We know that. But until we play better defensively, I think offensively sharing the basketball, everyone on the same page -- and if guys have agendas, we've got to get rid of our agendas and play the right way."

Asked what he meant by "agendas," Lue declined to elaborate, saying he meant "just what I said."






Tags: NBA Cleveland Cavaliers



College Basketball Betting Free Play: Creighton Bluejays at DePaul Blue Demons

02.07.2018     10:52 AM     Otto Sports     Printer Friendly

Submitted by Otto Sports

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Creighton -6.5 at DePaul O/U 155
Recommendation: Creighton

Since winning at St. John's, 91-74, as +7.5 underdogs, DePaul hasn't played very good basketball. They've dropped five of six both straight up and ATS; never coming close to a cover in any of the five defeats. This is a squad that is trying to compete in the Big East with arguably its best player, Max Strus, a DII transfer. Strus is solid but after averaging 23.5 ppg his first four Big East games, he's dropped off considerably including 9- and 7-point efforts his last two contests; both of which blowout losses. Creighton has a huge home game vs. Xavier on deck but I don't think they'll get caught looking ahead, especially after losing by 20 to Villanova last week. The Bluejays have had nearly a full week to rest and prepare and have had no trouble with the Blue Demons in recent meetings with wins by 11, 22, 17, and 35. Last season, DePaul's defecincies led to pointspread covers in six of its final seven regular season Big East games. The average price in those six games, however, was +13. The same deficiencies are present this season but because of two road wins against fellow bottom feeders St. John's (0-11 Big East) and Georgetown (3-8 Big East) the Blue Demons have garnered a little bit of respect, hence the far shorter line of +6.5. We'll look to lay the points in this matchup.

 

Tags: College Basketball Creighton Bluejays DePaul Blue Demons OTTO Sports



NHL Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Minnesota Wild at St. Louis Blues

02.06.2018     10:48 AM     ICC     Printer Friendly

Submitted by ICC

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Minnesota at St. Louis -135 O/U 5.5
Recommendation: St. Louis

The St. Louis Blues recently got Jaden Schwartz who is arguably their most important forward back in the lineup after being out for an extended period of time due to injury. He is a great two-way player for this squad and since his return, the Blues have gone 4-1 in their last 5 games with the only defeat during that span coming on the road against the red hot, surging Boston Bruins. Schwartz being back on the ice means the Blues now have their three top scorers with him, Vladimir Tarasenko and Brayden Schenn all in the lineup at the same time which is something that has been a rarity for the Blues this season. In addition to their top offensive weapons being healthy, St. Louis has played terrific at the defensive end of the ice limiting the opposition to a single goal or less in four of those last five games and they will pose a big challenge for Minnesota tonight who have only been able to muster a paltry average of 2.54 goals per game on the road this season which helps explain their difficulties of putting wins together on the highway. Carter Hutton’s emergence as the goalie getting most of the starting assignments lately for St. Louis has also been a major piece to their recent success. Hutton is a sparkling 4-0 with a 0.50 GAA and .984 save percentage in his last four starts. Minnesota enters this contest with a 10-16 road record and they have had particular problems here in the gateway city. On the flip side, Devan Dubnyk who is likely to be in the crease for Minnesota has struggled against the Blues with a 7-15 record, 3.25 GAA and .893 save percentage in 22 career starts against the Blues. The Wild are on a dismal run of 2-6 overall in the last 8 meetings against the Blues and a 1-5 mark in their last 6 trips to St. Louis to face them. I’ll take St. Louis tonight to keep their strong current form going as well as their recent dominance against Minnesota.

Tags: NHL Minnesota Wild St. Louis Blues Ian Cameron



College Basketball Betting Podcast 2-6-2018 with Sportsmemo Handicapper Andrew Lange

02.06.2018     10:45 AM     Printer Friendly

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Tuesday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicapper Andrew Lange. Andrew gave out a handful of betting recommendations for tonight's college basketball card.

Today's segments
Andrew Lange - College Basketball

To listen to past shows, be sure to visit our Sportsmemo Podcast Homepage.

ITunes users can subscribe to the show by searching "Sportsmemo" in the podcast directory.

Tags: College Basketball Andrew Lange



Super Bowl LII Gambling: Nevada sportsbooks scratch out small profit

02.06.2018     09:31 AM     Printer Friendly

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Chart of the profits Nevada sportsbooks have pulled in from the Super Bowl dating back to 1995. Over the last 24 years a total of over $2.2 billion has been wagered on the Super Bowl in the state of Nevada. During that span, the books have won over $157 million. Results courtesy of the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

Nevada Sportsbook Super Bowl Profits 1995-2018
Year
Matchup
Wagered
Net Profit
Win%
2018
Philadelphia 41, New England 33
$158,586,934
$1,170,432
0.70%
2017
New England 34, Atlanta 28
$138,480,136
$10,937,826
7.90%
2016
Denver 24, Carolina 10
$132,545,587
$13,314,539
10.10%
2015
New England 28, Seattle 24
$115,986,086
$3,261,066
2.8%%
2014
Seattle 43, Denver 8
$119,400,822
$19,673,960
16.50%
2013
Baltimore 34, San Francisco 31
$98,936,798
$7,206,460
7.30%
2012
NY Giants 21, New England 17
$93,899,840
$5,064,470
5.40%
2011
Green Bay 31, Pittsburgh 25
$87,491,098
$724,176
0.83%
2010
New Orleans 31, Indianapolis 17
$82,726,367
$6,857,101
8.30%
2009
Pittsburgh 27, Arizona 23
$81,514,748
$6,678,044
8.20%
2008
NY Giants 17, New England 14
$92,055,833
-$2,573,103
-2.80%
2007
Indianapolis 29, Chicago 17
$93,067,358
$12,930,175
13.90%
2006
Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10
$94,534,372
$8,828,431
9.30%
2005
New Engand 24, Philadelphia 21
$90,759,236
$15,430,138
17.00%
2004
New England 32, Carolina 29
$81,242,191
$12,440,698
15.30%
2003
Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21
$71,693,032
$5,264,963
7.30%
2002
New England 20, St. Louis 17
$71,513,304
$2,331,607
3.30%
2001
Baltimore 34, NY Giants 7
$67,661,425
$11,002,636
16.30%
2000
St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16
$71,046,751
$4,237,978
6.00%
1999
Denver 34, Atlanta 19
$75,986,520
$2,906,601
3.80%
1998
Denver 31, Green Bay 24
$77,253,246
$472,033
0.60%
1997
Green Bay 35, New England 21
$70,853,211
$2,265,701
3.20%
1996
Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17
$70,907,801
$7,126,145
10.10%
1995
San Francisco 49, San Diego 26
$69,591,818
-$396,674
-0.60%
 
 
$2,207,734,514
$157,155,403
7.11%


Tags: NFL Super Bowl LII New England Patriots Philadelphia Eagles Las Vegas



Super Bowl LII Gambling: Mixed results from Las Vegas sportsbooks

02.05.2018     10:59 AM     Printer Friendly

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Interesting to see whether or not Las Vegas sportsbooks were able to turn a collective profit on Super Bowl LII. Leading up to the game there were multiple reports of "big bets" being placed on the Philadelphia Eagles. William Hill reportedly got its ass kicked. Caesars said it won north of seven figures thanks to late money on the New England Patriots. Hard to fathom much in the way of success with prop bets considering the historic amount of offense. From 1995 to 2017, Las Vegas sportsbooks failed to profit only twice; the most recent of which New York's 17-14 Super Bowl XLII win over the Patriots. We'll post the Nevada Gaming Commission's tally later this week. 

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