Sports Betting: Late Season NFL Handicapping Print
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Friday, 22 December 2006 08:32

NFL Betting: Taking Advantage of Late Season Motivational Factors in the NFL

As the NFL regular season winds down, teams have different motivations based on their standings. If you disregard this situational factor, you risk betting on a “trap” game. Which teams are the most likely to underachieve? The obvious answer is the team that has already qualified for the playoffs and benefits little from a win.  

 

One clear example of this is the Chicago Bears. At 12-2, they’ve not only won their division, but have also secured home field advantage for the duration of the playoffs. A coach’s main goal is to enter the playoffs in the strongest condition possible. This often means that “banged up” players will rest and key starters may play only two quarters or less.  

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Denver Nuggets Now 18/1 After Iverson Trade Print
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Thursday, 21 December 2006 03:24

Denver's Odds to Win The NBA Championship Improve With Iverson

The Denver Nuggets pulled off a blockbuster yesterday by acquiring four-time NBA scoring leader and 2001 MVP, Allen Iverson from the Philadelphia 76ers. After finalizing the deal, the odds on the Denver Nuggets winning the NBA Championship shifted dramatically.

Leading online sportsbook PinnacleSports.com had the Nuggets listed at 50/1 to capture the NBA title before the deal, but after adding Iverson, the odds on Denver becoming world champs dropped to 18/1.  The largest sports betting site on the Internet, PinnacleSports.com listed the Nuggets in the middle of the pack odds-wise to win the NBA Championship prior to the trade because of the highly competitive Western Conference and

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LeRoys Money Talks Handicapping Tournament Week 15 Print
Saturday, 16 December 2006 19:49

LeRoys Money Talks Handicapping Tournament Week 15
The Finals
Doc vs. Erin Rynning

16 handicappers shall participate in this 15 week Tournament, fashioned along the lines of the Stardust Invitational which ran for 11 years. However, unlike the Stardust Tournament, each of the 16 participants in the Money Talks contest has put up $ 5,000.oo for a total of $ 80,000.oo in the prize pool. LeRoys has added $ 20,000.oo to make the total prize pool $ 100,000.oo of which $ 80,000.oo will go to the ultimate winner and $ 20,000.oo will go to the runner up.

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Sports Betting: Handicapping Bowl Games Print
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Thursday, 14 December 2006 14:30

Sports Betting Guide: How to Handicap College Football Bowl Games

With 32 College Bowl Games spread through January 8th, many handicappers are putting in extra hours. While some suggest treating these games just like any other, there are two good reasons to spend some extra time studying these match-ups. First, games that are televised over the holidays have more “public” money bet on them, giving the studious player the opportunity to gain an extra edge. Second, there are a number of factors that cause many of these games to play out differently from the regular season, giving yet more value to professionals.

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LeRoy's Money Talks Handicapping Tournament Print
Saturday, 09 December 2006 20:24

LeRoy's Money Talks Handicapping Tournament

16 handicappers shall participate in this 15 week Tournament, fashioned along the lines of the Stardust Invitational which ran for 11 years. However, unlike the Stardust Tournament, each of the 16 participants in the Money Talks contest has put up $ 5,000.oo for a total of $ 80,000.oo in the prize pool. LeRoys has added $ 20,000.oo to make the total prize pool $ 100,000.oo of which $ 80,000.oo will go to the ultimate winner and $ 20,000.oo will go to the runner up. 

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