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NFL Gambling Preview: Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans

10.31.2014     02:04 PM     Rob Veno     Printer Friendly

Submitted by Rob Veno blog entry.
Philadelphia at Houston 
Sunday, 10 am PT - FOX 
CRIS Opener:
Philadelphia -2.5 O/U 50 
CRIS Current: Philadelphia -1 O/U 48.5 
Rob Veno's Power Rating: Philadelphia -1 
Rob Veno's Recommendation: Philadelphia

For all its offensive prowess, Philadelphia ranks last in the league in touchdowns scored in the red zone and they also lead the NFL in turnovers in the red zone. Those struggles have a chance of being corrected this week as their offensive line welcomes back center Jason Kelce which makes the unit the healthiest it has been in six weeks.

The addition figures to provide Nick Foles better pass protection against the formidable Houston pass rush and with 4/5 of the offensive line back on the field, LeSean McCoy’s numbers should continue to ascend. While having almost the entire o-line back is a huge boost for Philadelphia’s offense, an equally important return is that of Darren Sproles who missed the past game and a half with a leg injury. Sproles should help all aspects of the offense considerably.    

WithArian Foster now owning six 100+ rushing yard efforts in the six games he started and finished, the Texans are the best run offense Philadelphia has seen. Their trio of legitimate receiving weapons (quartet if you include Foster) make them on paper, very balanced and difficult to defend. Obviously the play of Ryan Fitzpatrick has limited the passing offense in some spots but the most noticeable void is vertically. Fitzpatrick’s perceived tendency to throw interceptions is somewhat overblown since five of his seven on the season came in back-back games (Week 3 vs. NY Giants and Week 4 vs. Buffalo). However, his mid-short range style and his lack of consistent accuracy might prevent Houston from capitalizing on a weak Eagles secondary (266 pypga) which may be without starting free safety Nate Allen.  
Where on field match-ups are concerned, the better fits belong to Philadelphia here. Offensively, they have enough of their linemen back now to not let the Texans harassing defensive front go crazy. They also have the playbook to get the ball out quickly and negate some of Houston’s pressure, the return of Sproles helps in that area too. Philadelphia has taken the least amount of QB sacks this season (7). In Houston’s favor is the fact that they rank #2 in the NFL in takeaways. Defensively, the Eagles have their weaknesses but with star linebacker Mychal Kendricks now back in the fold full time again, expect them to be better. The key will be containing Foster. If he runs for 100+, the play action passing game kicks in and Houston’s averages of 399 typg and 26.5 ppg the past two weeks will be matched once again. Fitzpatrick needs to take some deep shots against the shaky Eagles’ defensive backs.

Philadelphia’s three road opponents thus far are a combined 9-2 straight up on their home fields and the Eagles were within a whisker of covering all of them. Houston has played admirable against above .500 teams going 2-2 ATS and it really seems as if they haven’t played their best football yet. A real drawback this week in my opinion is the health of Houston’s linebacking corps. Starters Jadeveon Clowney, Brian Cushing and Brooks Reed all may play but all three are dinged up. Clowney played 52% of the snaps last week in his return but is still sore and was limited at practice on Thursday. Neither Cushing (knee) or Reed (groin) practiced on Thursday. This shapes up as a very tough game but I’ll side with the more diverse Philadelphia offense to be the difference and recommend a small play on the Eagles.

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Tags: NFL Philadephia Eagles Houston Texans Rob Veno

College Football Betting Preview: Georgia State Panthers at Appalachian State Mountaineers

10.31.2014     01:53 PM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
Georgia State at Appalachian State 
Saturday, 12:30 pm PT - ESPN3 
CRIS Opener:
Appalachian State -7 O/U 69.5 
CRIS Current: Appalachian State -13 O/U 67.5 
Rob Veno's Power Rating: Appalachian State -5 
Drew Martin's Recommendation: Under

The Georgia State Panthers will travel to Boone, North Carolina to face the Appalachian State Mountaineers on Saturday afternoon.  Georgia State looks to break its seven game losing streak while App State is in search of a second straight victory. Both teams possess very prolific offenses, although when you add in some of the elements, points may not be as easy to come by.

Current reports have Boone bracing for some very dicey weather. Right now they are dealing with heavy rains with it turning to snow later tonight. Tomorrow’s high is expected to be in the high 30’s with an 80% chance of snow and more importantly, winds up to 30 mph.

Georgia State’s quarterback Nick Arbuckle leads the Sun Belt in passing (309.0 ypg), touchdown passes (16) and total offense (314.2 ypg). He’s obviously spent most of the season in the controlled setting of the Georgia Dome. Head coach Trent Miles hinted in during yesterday’s press conference that strong winds will impact the play calling and the pace of play, likely having a negative effect on how the Panthers will attempt to move the ball. GSU is averaging only 105.9 ypg on the ground this season.

The Mountaineers pace has been fairly up-tempo at 2.54 plays per minute of possession. They have an almost perfectly balanced offensive attack averaging 227 yards per game both passing and rushing through seven games. It is logical to think that while the total yards may come, a majority of them will come via the ground game which will keep the clock moving.

The projected weather has played a big part in Appalachian State going from -7 to -13. The Mountaineers without question possess more ability to run the football. The total however has yet to really move though if the weather holds up I project plenty of “under” money on game day. Important to note that GSU has attempted only one field goal on the road this season while App State is a dreadful 4-of-9. Expect some sloppy play and fewer than normal scoring opportunities for both squads. Play it under.

Tags: College Football Georgia State Panthers Appalachian State Mountaineers Sun Belt Drew Martin

NFL Betting Podcast 10-31-2014 with Sportsmemo Handicappers Rob Veno and Erin Rynning

10.31.2014     11:04 AM     Printer Friendly


Friday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured NFL Week 9 Every Game on the Board coverage. Rob Veno and Erin Rynning joined host Andrew Lange to break down the entire slate from a betting perspective.

Today's segments 
Full Show

Rob Veno - NFL Game on the Board Part I

Erin Rynning - NFL Every Game on the Board Part II

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: NFL Rob Veno Erin Rynning

NBA Gambling Update: Oklahoma City's Westbrook out but upcoming schedule favorable

10.31.2014     08:37 AM     Printer Friendly


Things have certainly gone south in a hurry for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Kevin Durant is out, various role players are banged up, and now Russell Westbrook is on the shelf with a broken hand. The betting markets have already shown their anti-Thunder hand with big moves against the team their first two games. Perhaps they can weather the storm until Durant and Westbrook return thanks to a favorable upcoming schedule. From now through mid-December, when the duo is expected to return, the Thunder play 10 games against the Eastern Conference and avoid Western Conference contenders Portland, San Antonio, Dallas, and the Los Angeles Clippers. They also get Houston, Golden State, and Phoenix at home.

NBA Betting: Markets key in on Oklahoma City fade

10.30.2014     12:51 PM     View Original Blog
For a second straight day the betting markets are all about fading the Oklahoma City Thunder. Obviously OKC is without Kevin Durant but Reggie Jackson (ankle) and Jeremy Lamb (back) are also on the sideline. Yesterday, Portland opened -4.5 but closed -9. OKC actually led by a bucket heading into the fourth quarter before getting blown out 106-89. Tonight, OKC heads to Los Angeles to take on the Clippers. LA opened -9.5 and is currently -13 across the board.

Tags: NBA Oklahoma City Thunder

NHL player linked to illegal sports betting ring

10.31.2014     08:18 AM     Printer Friendly

Current Minnesota Wild winger Thomas Vanek has been linked to an illegal sports betting operation.

That payment — apparently a salary check that was endorsed and handed over to cover wagers — was made at the same time hockey superstar Thomas Vanek played for the Islanders, said local attorney James Wolford.

Tags: NHL

NBA commish Adam Silver chooses not to ignore potential gains from sports betting

10.31.2014     08:13 AM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
While not pushing for offshore sportsbook logos on jerseys, NBA commissioner Adam Silver appears to be open to the idea of legalized sports betting in the United States.

"Because the industry is not transparent, we can't do as good a job, I believe, as we could if it were all highly regulated," Silver said. "right now there’s a huge offshore online business in sports betting. If you go to Google ... you could spend your night looking at the various sites that ask people to enter their credit cards."

Tags: NBA

UFC wisely backs legalized sports betting

10.31.2014     08:11 AM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
The UFC, which according to reports could use a boost in viewership and overall interest, is smartly on board with the concept of legalized sports betting.

"I think it will enhance the game as opposed to doing anything to hurt it," Epstein said. "Sports wagering done in a way, like Nevada, that is properly regulated will give more confidence to fans that games and fights aren't fixed."

Tags: UFC

NFL Handicapping: Elo Ratings vs. Market Prices Week 9

10.31.2014     07:33 AM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
Link to's Elo Ratings and spreads for NFL Week 9. Some of the biggest discrepancies include...

Denver at New England 
Elo: New England -0.5 
Market: Denver -3

Baltimore at Pittsburgh 
Elo: Pittsburgh -1.5 
Market: Baltimore -2/-1.5

Indianapolis at NY Giants 
Elo: Indianapolis -1 
Market: Indianapolis -3 (-120)

Washington at Minnesota 
Elo: Minnesota -5.5 
Market: Minnesota pk

Tampa Bay at Cleveland 
Elo: Cleveland -5 
Market: Cleveland -6.5

Tags: NFL

College Football Betting Preview: TCU Horned Frogs at West Virginia Montaineers

10.31.2014     07:23 AM     Paul Stone     Printer Friendly

Submitted by Paul Stone blog entry.
TCU at West Virginia 
Saturday, 12:30 pm PT - ABC 
CRIS Opener:
TCU -5 O/U 71.5 
CRIS Current: TCU -4 O/U 70 
Rob Veno's Power Rating: TCU -5 
Paul Stone's Recommendation: West Virginia

Prior to the start of the 2014 season, West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen was firmly on the hot seat, while TCU's Gary Patterson was banking on a rethought offensive philosophy to rescue the Horned Frogs out of the Big XII's second division.

Fast forward to the first Saturday in November, and Holgorsen is a legitimate candidate for conference Coach of the Year, while Patterson's switch to a spread-the-field and throw-the-ball mentality has worked like a charm.

Seventh-ranked TCU (6-1 on the season, 3-1 in the league) travels to Morgantown Saturday to meet 20th-ranked West Virginia (6-2, 4-1) in a key conference game which could ultimately have college football playoff implications.

Behind emerging Heisman Trophy candidate Trevone Boykin, the Horned Frogs lead the nation in scoring at 50.4 points per game; an average spiked by last week's record-setting 82-point explosion against Texas Tech.

Boykin has thrown for 2,306 yards, completing 59 percent of his passes with a nice 21-to-3 touchdown-to-interception ratio.

His counterpart on the other sideline, Clint Trickett, has been almost equally as impressive, having already thrown for 2,763 yards. The Florida State transfer has completed 68 percent of his throws with a 17-to-5 ratio.

Playmaker deluxe Kevin White is the Mountaineers' top threat, having recorded 72 catches for 1,047 yards.

West Virginia's lone defeats this season have come at the hands of Alabama and Oklahoma, a pair of college football's bluebloods which were both ranked in the top four at the time of those meetings. The Mountaineers are currently in the midst of a four-game winning streak.

Saturday's forecast calls for a high temperature of 48, a 50 percent chance of rain and winds out of the north up to 15 miles per hour.

Those climate advantages have me recommending taking the Mountaineers plus the points.

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Tags: College Football TCU Horned Frogs West Virginia Mountaineers Big XII Paul Stone

Thursday Night Football Betting Consensus: Public likes Seminoles and Saints

10.30.2014     01:59 PM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
Here are the top consensus bets (sides and totals) for tonight's college and pro football games courtesy of Bookmaker. Seen nothing but New Orleans money with the line up from -1.5 to -3 with juice. Anti-Florida State money continues with the Seminoles bet down from -7 to -3.5. Upward pressure on the total over the last few hours. Note that the percentages are based on the number of bets made not total handle.

83.3% - Georgia Southern -24.5 vs. Troy 
66.4% - Florida State -3.5 at Louisville 
62.7% - New Orleans -3 at Carolina

80.0% - OVER 63 Troy-Georgia Southern 
63.7% - OVER 52 Florida State-Louisville 
63.4% - OVER 49 New Orleans-Carolina

Tags: NFL College Football

College Football Betting Preview: Arizona Wildcats at UCLA Bruins

10.30.2014     01:06 PM     ICC     Printer Friendly

Submitted by ICC blog entry.
Arizona at UCLA 
Saturay, 7:30 pm PT - ESPN 
CRIS Opener:
UCLA -4.5 O/U 69 
CRIS Current: UCLA -6.5 O/U 70.5 
Rob Veno's Power Rating: UCLA -3.5 
Ian Cameron's Recommendation: Arizona

UCLA (6-2) has been an overvalued commodity from day one as evident by its horrific 1-7 ATS record. This is a good squad but fell victim to a ridiculous amount of preseason hype. The Bruins have had problems beating the best teams on their schedule with losses to Oregon and Utah. One notable issue has been a so-so defense that has allowed 35, 27, 30, 42, 34 and 37 points in five of its last six games. Last week the Bruins escaped with a 40-37 overtime win at Colorado despite allowing a whopping 500 total yards.

Arizona's impressive season has been led by its offense which should pose plenty of problems for UCLA. The Wildcats lead the PAC-12 in total offense with 541.9 ypg; topping even mighty Oregon through seven games. They also rank third in scoring at 40.6 ppg. At the forefront of the attack is redshirt freshman quarterback Anu Solomon who has thrown for 2,430 yards, 20 TDs and just 4 INTs while completing 63% percent of his pass attempts. "He made some really good decisions, saw the field well and made some really good throws," Rodriguez said of Solomon's performance last week. "His demeanor and ability to understand the moment have been really good, and I think that is why he has had so much success." Arizona’s defense has had some shaky moments too but there isn’t a major difference between these teams on that side of the football. UCLA has yielded 5.4 yards per play compared to 5.8 yards per play allowed by Arizona.

These teams faced off in Tucson last season and UCLA won 31-26. The Bruins outgained the Wildcats 476-425 and were +1 in turnovers but overall, it was an even affair. We have seen early money move this line from -4.5 to -6.5 and knocking on the door of -7. I disagree with this move with little to know difference between either squad. I’ll grab the points with Arizona in a game it has a very real potential to win outright.

Tags: College Football Arizona Wildcats UCLA Bruins Ian Cameron

NBA Betting: Markets key in on Oklahoma City fade

10.30.2014     12:51 PM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
For a second straight day the betting markets are all about fading the Oklahoma City Thunder. Obviously OKC is without Kevin Durant but Reggie Jackson (ankle) and Jeremy Lamb (back) are also on the sideline. Yesterday, Portland opened -4.5 but closed -9. OKC actually led by a bucket heading into the fourth quarter before getting blown out 106-89. Tonight, OKC heads to Los Angeles to take on the Clippers. LA opened -9.5 and is currently -13 across the board.

Tags: NBA Oklahoma City Thunder Los Angeles Clippers

Sportsmemo's College Football Every Game on the Board Betting Podcast 10-30-2014

10.30.2014     10:05 AM     Printer Friendly


Here's our Week 10 College Football Every Game on the Board Podcast. Handicappers Paul Stone, Ian Cameron, and Teddy Covers joined host Andrew Lange to break down this weekend's slate from a betting perspective.

Today's segments 
Full Show - College Football Every Game on the Board

Paul Stone - College Football Every Game on the Board Part I

Ian Cameron - College Football Every Game on the Board Part II

Teddy Covers - College Football Every Game on the Board Part III

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 Football Paul Stone Ian Cameron Teddy Covers Andrew Lange

NFL Gambling Alert: Washington to start RGIII vs. Minnesota

10.30.2014     06:50 AM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
Washington at Minnesota pk O/U 43.5

The Redskins announced that Robert Griffin III will start Sunday's game at Minnesota. Griffin (ankle) hasn't played since Week 2. The Vikings opened -1 but the game is now a pick 'em at most offshore sportsbooks.

Tags: NFL Washington Redskins Minnesota Vikings

Feds illegally weasel their way into hotel room of illegal sports betting ring

10.30.2014     06:44 AM     Printer Friendly


Back in July, a handful of dudes were arrested at Las Vegas' Caesars Casino for running an illegal sportsbook out of their hotel room. Want to know how they got busted? The Feds shut down the internet, acted like repairman, and were able to access the room without a warrant. As a result, there's a chance that the evidence they gained will be thrown out in court.

"They were trying everything they could to get inside without a warrant," Goldstein told the AP.

"Police are allowed to use a certain kind of subterfuge, but what they can't do is create a certain kind of circumstance," Rasch said.

World Cup sports betting ring busted as Las Vegas casino

07.16.2014     07:47 AM     View Original Blog
Huge illegal sports betting ring taken down at Las Vegas' Caesars Palace. One of the accused is high-stakes poker player Paul Phua. You can watch Las Vegas' KLAS report here.

Tags: Las Vegas

Hot dog eaters on board with New Jersey sports betting

10.24.2014     07:58 AM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
Good news. MLE, better known at Major League Eating, is 100 percent on board with New Jersey's efforts to legalize sports betting.

"Typically, we march in lockstep with our peers in professional sports, but New Jersey is facing a tough fiscal road ahead, and sports betting has the potential to provide much needed revenues to the state," MLE president Richard Shea said in a statement. "It is clear that these other leagues harbor an animus toward New Jersey, that they fear competition and that they desire anything but a level playing field."

Tags: Las Vegas

College Football Betting Preview: Maryland Terrapins at Penn State Nittany Lions

10.29.2014     08:07 AM     Andrew Lange     Printer Friendly

Submitted by Andrew Lange blog entry.
Maryland at Penn State 
Saturday, 9 am PT - ESPN2 
CRIS Opener:
Penn State -3 O/U 48.5 
CRIS Current: Penn State -4 O/U 47.5 
Rob Veno's Power Rating: Penn State -4.5 
Andrew Lange's Recommendation: Maryland

Not sure what to expect from Penn State following three straight losses including last week's double overtime heartbreaker against Ohio State. The Nittany Lions have now dropped three straight and with each passing week, their lack of offense and depth is being exposed more and more. After losing a pair of seniors to season-ending injuries, PSU is down to a startling 46 scholarship players. The current NCAA guidelines allow teams to have as many 85. Defensively, they've been able to hold up, but it's doubtful they'll be able to match their numbers the rest of the regular season. Offensively, the offensive line is extremely weak with no run-game to speak of (46 ypg vs. Big Ten). It leaves Christian Hackenberg in a position of having to carry the load. He's hung tough but is under constant duress and as a result ranks 96th nationally with a QB Rating of 117.07.

Maryland will certainly be happy to see a less dynamic offense. The Terps were man-handled by Ohio State and Wisconsin; two physical teams that can run the ball with authority. Outside of those two contests, Maryland has been a solid club with wins over Iowa, at Indiana, and at Syracuse. They also hung tough with West Virginia; a performance that looks all the more impressive with the Mountaineers now 6-2. Make no mistake, the Terps are flawed as well and will have difficulty dealing with Penn State's physicality. But Penn State's inability to move the football on the ground and protect the quarterback puts Maryland in a good position for defensive success.

Teams deal with rash injuries and lack of depth all of the time but Penn State's situation is dire. It makes laying over a field goal extremely difficult in what projects to be a close game. Look for a much better showing from the Terps this week as we grab the +3.5.

Tags: College Football Maryland Terrapins Penn State Nittany Lions Big Ten Andrew Lange

NFL Gambling Preview: Denver Broncos at New England Patriots

10.29.2014     02:30 PM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly

Submitted by Teddy Covers blog entry.
Denver at New England 
Sunday, 1:30 pm PT - CBS 
CRIS Opener:
Denver -3 O/U 54 
CRUS Current: Denver -3 O/U 55 
Rob Veno's Power Rating: Denver -0.5 
Teddy Covers' Recommendation: Denver

At first glance, this line probably seems high to most people. After all, the Patriots aren’t home underdogs very often; just four times since 2005.  We saw New England annihilate Cincinnati as a national TV home dog less than a month ago.  And the Pats are 41-21 ATS as a dog in the Belichick era, cashing at a 66% clip long term in this very role.

But before we get carried away with the Pats current four game winning streak, lets not forget that New England has largely been feasting on bottom feeders.  Their six victories this season have come against Minnesota, Oakland, Cinci (in a miserable spot for the Bengals), Buffalo, the Jets and Chicago (on a day where Jay Cutler was misfiring).  That’s not exactly a who’s who of Super Bowl contenders, to put it mildly.

Yet despite facing teams with a combined winning percentage of just .433 (not counting their games against the Pats), New England’s statistical profile is mediocre at best.  The Patriots have outgained their foes by only 0.2 yards per play, right in the same range as teams like New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia – above average squads, but certainly not elite teams.

New England has also suffered a handful of crucial, impactful defensive injuries in recent weeks.  They’ve lost their defensive quarterback (LB Jerod Mayo) and their best pass rusher (DE Chandler Jones) to long term injuries.  Those injuries didn’t matter last week, in a game where Jay Cutler struggled once again, but they are likely to matter in a matchup against Peyton Manning.

My power ratings have the Broncos more than a field goal better than the 2nd best team in the NFL, by far the most impressive team in the league thusfar this season.  Unlike the Patriots, Denver is battle tested, having squared off against the likes of the Colts, Seahawks, Cardinals, 49ers and Chargers already this year.  They’ve faced opponents with a combined .622 winning percentage in all games not against the Broncos.  Only the 49ers have faced a tougher slate thus far.

And Denver has essentially dominated that elite competition.  They have outgained their foes by a whopping 1.5 yards per play, by far the best in the NFL.  Denver’s offense is every bit as good as it was last year.  Defensively, the additions of DeMarcus Ware and Aqib Talib have had an immediate impact, as has the return to health of Von Miller, leading to a 23-8 sack ratio between what their defense has created vs. what their offense has allowed.  Denver is the ‘class’ in this matchup, and I expect that to show on Sunday.

Tags: NFL Denver Broncos New England Patriots Teddy Covers

College Football Handicapping: CRIS vs. Power Ratings Week 10

10.29.2014     02:24 PM     Printer Friendly

Sportsmemo Handicapper Rob Veno has been creating his own Power Ratings for nearly two decades. His numbers are very well respected and an excellent tool for discovering value. Rob’s PRs are a baseline and do not include key injuries or situations but they also don't overreact as much as the betting markets do week to week. Below is a chart of CRIS's current lines and Rob's College Football Power Ratings for Week 10.

2014 College Football CRIS Lines vs. Rob Veno Power Ratings - Week 10
Away Team
Home Team
Veno Power
CRIS Current
Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern -19.5
Georgia Southern -25.5
Florida State
Florida State -10.5
Florida State -3.5
Memphis -18.5
Memphis -24
Cincinnati -6.5
Cincinnati -4
Notre Dame
Navy (Landover, MD)
Notre Dame -11.5
Notre Dame -14
Boston College
Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech -6
Virginia Tech -3
East Carolina
East Carolina -8
East Carolina -7.5
Central Florida
Central Florida -14.5
Central Florida -10.5
Wisconsin -9.5
NC State
Syracuse -4
Syracuse -3.5
Duke -2
Pittsburgh -3.5
Penn State
Penn State -4.5
Penn State -4
North Carolina
Miami (FL)
Miami (FL) -7.5
Miami (FL) -15
Georgia State
Appalachian State
Appalachian State -5
Appalachian State -10.5
Air Force
Air Force -2
Air Force -2.5
Central Michigan
Eastern Michigan
Central Michigan -18
Central Michigan -15
Iowa -5.5
Iowa -4
Texas Tech
Texas -2.5
Nebraska -23.5
Nebraska -23.5
Baylor -31.5
Baylor -36
Western Michigan
Miami (OH)
Western Michigan -4
Western Michigan -6.5
Mississippi -2.5
Mississippi -1.5
Missouri -11
Missouri -6.5
Mississippi State
Mississippi State -11
Mississippi State -10
Western Kentucky
Louisiana Tech
Louisiana Tech -4
Louisiana Tech -7
Texas A&M
Texas A&M -32.5
Texas A&M -32.5
Middle Tennessee State
BYU -11.5
BYU -4
South Carolina
South Carolina -8.5
South Carolina -7
Georgia (Jacksonville)
Georgia -11.5
Georgia -13
Washington State
USC -9.5
USC -6.5
Oregon -10
Oregon -7.5
Iowa State
Oklahoma -15
Oklahoma -16.5
Oklahoma State
Kansas State
Kansas State -10
Kansas State -14.5
Michigan -8
Michigan -7
Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech -4.5
Georgia Tech -3.5
Arkansas State
Arkansas State -13.5
Arkansas State -14
South Alabama
Louisiana-Lafayette -6
Louisiana-Lafayette -6.5
Old Dominion
Vanderbilt -11
Vanderbilt -7.5
Florida International
Rice -10.5
Rice -6
Washington -6
Washington -4
Oregon State
Oregon State -6.5
Oregon State -3
UCLA -3.5
UCLA -6.5
Colorado State
San Jose State
Colorado State -3.5
Colorado State -7
Arizona State
Arizona State -6
Arizona State -6
West Virginia
TCU -5
TCU -5.5
South Florida
Houston -9
Houston -9.5
Florida Atlantic
Florida Atlantic -4.5
Southern Miss
UTEP -6.5
UTEP -6.5
New Mexico
Texas State
New Mexico State
Texas State -9
Texas State -7
Ohio State
Ohio State -26.5
Ohio State -28.5
Fresno State
Fresno State -11
Fresno State -11
San Diego State
Nevada -6
Nevada -3
Utah State
Utah State -7.5
Utah State -3

Tags: College Football Rob Veno

Sports Betting Podcast 10-29-2014 with Sportsmemo Handicappers Teddy Covers and Rob Veno

10.29.2014     11:00 AM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
Wednesday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicappers Teddy Covers and Rob Veno. Teddy broke down tonight's NBA card while Rob and host Andrew Lange talked Week 10 college football line moves.

Today's segments 
Full Show

Teddy Covers - NBA Every Game on the Board

Rob Veno - College Football Line Moves Week 10

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 Football Teddy Covers Rob Veno Andrew Lange

NBA Handicapper Free Play: Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns

10.29.2014     10:49 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly

Submitted by Teddy Covers blog entry.
Los Angeles at Phoenix -12 O/U 207 
Recommendation: Phoenix

The Lakers are, by far, the worst team in the Western Conference, but the betting markets just haven’t gotten there yet.  Even with Phoenix as double digit favorites tonight, there’s still legitimate value betting against LA, particularly in this matchup where the Suns dynamic backcourt can run circles around the Lakers hapless defense.

LA's preseason was not a good one.  With a brand new coach and essentially a brand new roster, the Lakers struggled with injuries and attrition.  Point guard Steve Nash is out for the year.  New starter Jeremy Lin missed most of the preseason with a pair of sprained ankles.  Nick Young is out, as are Xavier Henry, Wayne Ellington and Ryan Kelly, severely diminishing LA's depth and flow on both ends of the court.

Now they are playing on the second night of an early season back-2-back situation coming off a demoralizing home blowout loss against Houston, and their top rookie, Julius Randle, just broke his leg. For a team trying to get an aging, ineffective Kobe Bryant back up to speed following a lost season for the former All Star, these injuries certainly don't help matters.

While LA can be expected to look awful again this evening, Phoenix has legitimate ‘bet-on’ potential for the second consecutive season.  The markets are respecting some regression from the Suns after they came out of nowhere last year to win 48 games and cover a whopping 52 pointspreads.  I’m not buying that argument, especially in this matchup, with offseason addition Isaiah Thomas joining Eric Bledsoe and Goran Dragic in the backcourt , giving the Suns three quick, dynamic combo guards in their rotation.  Last night’s blowout loss for LA is very much a harbinger of things to come.  Take Phoenix.

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College Football Gambling: Louisville finally faces top-tier quarterback

10.29.2014     07:07 AM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
Louisville's defense has put up some sick numbers this season: 14.6 ppg, 245.8 ypg, and 3.91 ypp. But it'll be interesting to see how this stop unit fares against an elite quarterback. The Cardinals have faced an extremely favorable schedule quarterback-wise with a host of young and inexperienced signal callers. On Thursday, they face former Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston.

Week 1 - Miami's Brad Kaaya was making his first-ever collegiate start on the road.

Week 2 - FCS Opponent

Week 3 - Virginia sophomore Greyson Lambert sports a QB Rating of 112.0; good for 13th in the ACC.

Week 4 - Florida International's quarterbacks own the 113th ranked QB Rating nationally.

Week 5 - Wake Forest's quarterbacks own the 117th ranked QB Rating nationally.

Week 6 - Before getting injured, Syracuse's Terrel Hunt had a 1-4 TD-to-INT ratio and 110.9 QB Rating.

Week 7 - Clemson's Deshaun Watson left the game early with an injury. His replacement, Cole Stoudt, has a QB Rating of 115.17.

Week 8 - NC State's Jacoby Brissett had a solid game vs. the Cardinals: 18-of-32 for 223 yards, 2 TDs, and 1 INT.

Week 9 - Florida State's Jameis Winston is currently 11th nationally with a QB Rating of 160.0.

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NBA Handicapping: Watching the New York Knicks is going to be hilarious

10.28.2014     02:51 PM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
Your 2014-15 New York Knicks, bettors.

"Yeah, absolutely," Smith said when asked if he has had to make a conscious effort to play differently. "I mean, believe it or not, being the type of player I've been, it's a struggle. I'm not going to lie.

"Trying to think about the rest of the team over myself or my scoring is something that I never really had to do before," Smith continued. "I've always been in a situation to score, [now I'm] in position to take my time and let the game come and let my teammates succeed more than myself, I think that's the ultimate win."

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College Football Gambling: Another head coach surprised by a pointspread

10.28.2014     02:39 PM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
Count us as fans of Florida Atlantic head coach Charlie Partridge who has his Owls a respectable 6-2 against the spread.

“We were more surprised by the point spread. We were surprised we were 28-point underdogs, and a lot less surprised we played them even for three quarters. And a lot less surprised it went the (way) it went.”

Tags: College Football Florida Atlantic Owls C-USA

Nevada sportsbooks post big September profits

10.28.2014     02:30 PM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
Reportedly their third greatest month ever with $37 million in profits.

"More and more people are tearing down the belief that betting on sports is a bad thing and realizing that the entertainment value is through the roof," Vaccaro, now with the sports book at the South Point casino, said. "We have 15 windows open from 9 o'clock to 10 o'clock in the morning on Sundays, and the lines are 25 deep. Guys who have been long-time customers are coming up to me and asking about signing up for the phone app, because they're afraid they're going to get shut out. I think that's a big, big reason why you're seeing more ticket transactions. And it's not going to slow down anytime soon."

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