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Apr 222015

Yesterday the NFL released the schedule for the 2015/2016 season. While lots of intriguing matchups that we will discuss in the near future, oddsmakers have put up odds for NFL week 1. New England will start their championship defense at home against Pittsburgh and have opened as 6 point favorites. The week will end with two Monday night games as Philadelphia opened as a 1 point road favorite in Atlanta and San Francisco opened as a 4.5 point favorite over the Minnesota Vikings.

Other week 1 action includes Green Bay -4 at Chicago, Kansas City at Houston -1, Cleveland at Ny Jets -2, Indianapolis -2 at Buffalo, Miami -2 at Washington, Carolina -4 at Jacksonville, Seattle -4 at St. Louis, New Orleans at Arizona -3, Detroit at San Diego -2, Tennessee at Tampa Bay -2, Cincinnati -3 at Oakland, Baltimore at Denver -4 and the Sunday Night game in primetime is Ny Giants at Dallas -5.

Some questions will be answered at the NFL draft while others such as will Adrian Peterson be traded will be determined soon. How will it affect the week 1 odds. Click the odds and discuss in the NFL forums.

Mar 132015

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Mar 122015

The three biggest factors that should go in to football handicapping are trends, statistics and situations. Some people refer to it as fundamental handicapping while others call it technical handicapping but the bottom line is those three factors are always involved. There is no incorrect method of handicapping as it is essentially a matter of personal preference and many people will use the different factors to varying degrees. Here is a quick look at the three key football handicapping techniques.

Trend-Based Handicapping

Relying on trends to come up with picks can vary from one sport to another and shouldn’t be confused with systems. Some handicappers will place a lot of importance on trends while others will use them as a final aspect to review before placing a bet. The following are all examples of trends:

Team A has covered 4 straight games against division opponents as a home favorite.
Team B has covered 8 of the last 9 games versus Team C.
Team D is 6-1 against the spread as a double-digit favorite.
Team E is 1-7 when playing outdoors in December over the past two seasons.

Statistical Handicapping

The handicappers that place the biggest emphasis on statistics are number crunchers that make their selections based solely on the numbers and rely on countless statistics that are available for the general public. These statistics range from traditional numbers like points scored and points allowed to more advanced numbers like yards per carry and points per 100 yards. Statistical handicapping is the best way to break down how a team has performed up until that point but it’s also important to remember that those numbers are a clear indication of the past and not an exact predictor of future results.

Situational Handicapping

Situational handicapping is the most like systems betting in that the focus is on how teams have fared in particular situations. The difference between situational handicapping and trend handicapping is that we are interested in how the league performs in certain situations instead of focusing on just one team. The situational handicapping removes the personal bias that could complicate things while providing numbers that the bettor can use at his disposal depending on how they see fit. The following are all examples of situational handicapping:

Preseason Home Underdogs
College Football Ranked Underdogs
NFL Outdoor Favorites

The most important thing to remember about all three of these integral aspects to football handicapping is that the data is raw and at this disposal of whoever is using it. This means that while these numbers could help project the score of the game it’s unrealistic to expect them to predict an exact final. Instead, the point of these numbers is to get as close as possible to projecting how a game will play out based on the information available. Trends, statistics and situations can all be used to predict how a game will play out and if you are able to use all three areas of handicapping to your advantage you will find yourself winning a lot more often than not.


Source – thegreek

Jan 302015

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Dec 052014

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Nov 252014

This weekend in sports is loaded with action at CappersMall because of the annual Thanksgiving day of football.

The big weekend of football starts with the annual game in Detroit when the Lions host the Bears at 12:30PM. Detroit has been posted as an early 7 point favorite with the total set at 47.

Chicago is coming off a 21-13 win as they covered the 5 point spread. The game easily stayed under the total. The Bears are now 5-6 SU and ATS. They have gone over 6 of 11 tries and are currently riding a two game winning streak.

Detroit is coming off one of their worst performances of the year in a 34-9 drubbing at the hands of the New England Patriots. The Lions have now lost 2 straight and sit at 7-4 on the season trailing the first place Packers by one game. The Lions have not been kind to bettors this season. They are 5-6 ATS overall and only 3-4 ATS as a favorite. They’ve stayed under the total 9 of 11 games.


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In the second NFL game of the day the Dallas Cowboys will host the Philadelphia Eagles in a critical battle in the NFC East. Bookmakers have opened the Cowboys as a 3 point favorite with a total of 54.5.

Philadelphia is coming off a 43-24 win over Tennessee easily covering the 11 point spread and going over the total. The Eagles are 8-3 SU including 6-0 at home. They are also 8-3 against the betting number excelling as a favorite where they are 6-1 as the favorite. They have gone over 8 of 11 times this season. Philadelphia is 2-3 SU on the road this season but they are 3-2 ATS away from home.

Dallas has won 2 in a row overall and are coming off a 31-28 come from behind win in New York over the Giants Sunday Night. Overall they are 8-3 SU but only 3-3 at home. Dallas is 6-5 ATS overall but only 2-4 ATS at home and 3-4 ATS as a favorite.

The last NFL game of the night will be on the West coast where The San Francisco 49ers will host their rival Seattle Seahawks on NFL Network. The 49ers opened as a 2 point favorite and stand as a 1 point favorite as of this writing. The total is 40. Both teams have had their struggles this year.

Seattle is 7-4 overall and 5-1 at home SU. They are 5-6 ATS and only 1-4 ATS away from home. They are coming off a 19-3 home win over Arizona.

San Francisco has had ups and downs on and off the field. They did find a way to come back at home and beat the Redskins 17-13 but failed to cover the 8 point spread. The game also stayed under the total. The Niners are also 7-4 SU including 3-2 at home. Against the spread the Niners are only 1-4 ATS at home. Both of these teams trail the first place Cardinals by 2 games.


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In college football we have two games on Turkey Day. TCU is a 6 point road favorite at Texas and LSU is -2.5 at Texas A&M.

TCU is 9-1 overall and they’ve been rock solid against the point-spread sporting an 8-2 ATS record including 4-1 ATS on the road and 6-3 ATS as a favorite.

Texas has struggled this year for first year coach Charlie Strong. The Longhorns are 6-5 overall and 7-4 against the spread including 3-3 ATS at home and 3-2 ATS as an underdog.

LSU has had a tough year going 7-4 SU in the SEC with a 7-3-1 spread record. They are 2-2 ATS on the road.

Texas A&M is also 7-4 overall with a 4-7 ATS record including 1-5 at home vs. the number

It should be an exciting fun day of football on Thursday.

Nov 192014
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Nov 192014
NFL Confidence Pool – week 12

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Confidence Style Pool – This will be a weekly contest with all the Sunday and Monday games. Thursday games DO NOT COUNT for these pools

This week there will be 14 games Sunday & Monday- you’ll pick the winner ATS of each game, and give each a confidence rating. Use each number 1-14 once, get the game right, and earn that many points. Use 14 for the play you’re most confident in, 1 for the play you’re least confident in. Tiebreaker will be passing yards by Drew Brees on Monday night.

For the purpose of this contest we use all .5 odds. Use the lines below: mrhotpicks2 or someone will look over scoring each week.

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NFL Weekly Confidence Pools – Sports Handicapping Forum

Atlanta 3.5

Philadelphia 11.5

New England 6.5

Green Bay 9.5

Indianapolis 13.5

Houston 1.5

NY Jets
Buffalo 4.5

Tampa Bay
Chicago 5.5

Seattle 6.5

St. Louis
San Diego 5.5

Denver 7.5

San Francisco 8.5

Dallas 3.5
NY Giants

New Orleans 3.5

Tiebreaker: DREW BREES Passing Yards MNF

Please post clearly and if you make an error (use a number twice, not clear what team your playing, etc) it will be graded against you.

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Less than 10 entries – 1st place 100%
10-19 entries – 1st place 75%, 2nd place 25%
20 or more entries: 1st place 60%, 2nd place 25%, 3rd place 15%

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8 New Orleans -2.5
12 Minnesota +3.5
9 pittsbugh -6.5
3 NY JEts -5.5
2 Baltimore -1.5
13 Chicago -6.5
4 Miami +4.5
1 Tampa -2.5
11Dallas +4.5
10Denver -7.5
5 Arizona -2.5
15 Detroit -5.5
7 Arizona -2.5
Tiebreaker: —– 301

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Nov 072014
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Oct 042014
Odds to Win 2015 Super Bowl
5Dimes Bovada
Seattle Seahawks +460 +400
Denver Broncos +475 +450
Cincinnati Bengals +975 +900
New England Patriots +2200 +1600
San Diego Chargers +1200 +1100
San Francisco 49ers +1300 +1200
Philadelphia Eagles +2000 +2000
New Orleans Saints +2800 +2800
Green Bay Packers +1250 +1000
Detroit Lions +2400 +2500
Arizona Cardinals +3000 +2500
Indianapolis Colts +2800 +2000
Chicago Bears +6000 +4000
Atlanta Falcons +5000 +5000
Pittsburgh Steelers +6600 +5000
Baltimore Ravens +3400 +2800
Carolina Panthers +7000 +6600
Dallas Cowboys +3300 +3300
New York Giants +6000 +4000
Houston Texans +8000 +6600
Buffalo Bills +12500 +10000
Miami Dolphins +6500 +6600
New York Jets +40000 +20000
Kansas City Chiefs +8000 +5000
Minnesota Vikings +25000 +20000
Cleveland Browns +35000 +20000
Washington Redskins +40000 +20000
St. Louis Rams +40000 +30000
Tennessee Titans +100000 +50000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +47500 +30000
Jacksonville Jaguars +150000 +200000
Oakland Raiders +150000 +200000
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