Great article JD..........you always have the most interesting and informative blog posts.
With football winding down, bump for remainder of hoops.
In a part II basically, we looked at Tuesday's NBA totals: pregame.com/.../nba-betting-total-moves-recap-for-wednesday-03-30-2010.aspx
Thanks Sig. Great situation all the way around. With the site running so well, I can focus more on what I do best and not so much daily grind.
Hey My Man JD, was down with the dreaded Flu all day great to see you back. Hope all is well with the Family. I always love your input on betting into and away from line movement it has made me a smarter player over the years! Salute and Great to see you back!
Sounds great, JD!
I've been to 2-3 Italian places around here since I moved out a year ago, but I'm betting the one your buddy owns is probably not as Collegiate as the few I've checked out. Being that the fiance is in Med School, my experience here has been pretty similar to whatever your average grad student would have, I think.
It just occurred to me that having you on the daily podcast, if you're feeling up to it, would be frickin' amazing. Maybe we could have you and RJ on a Monday show to talk about the conglomeration of betting minds taking place before our eyes (or re-conglomeration, as it were).
Nice to see you back JD! Looking forward to your new ideas!!
Can you tell me if I am understanding the article or I'm I missing it.
Today the opening line of the Utah @Indiana game was 5, and now is 5.5. I see the public is on Utah. Do I wait till this numer hits 6 and Take indiana.
May be a dumb question but if I dont ask I cant learn.
>In this case the public is liking the favorite and the line is moving as such. Using this as an example, the case would be you took Indiana at -5 and it closed at -6, so you have a full point of value over the closing #. The other case would be say the game goes to -6 and closes at say -5 and you took the dog +6. It is easy to see where the smart play was after the fact. The hard part is getting the right # before the game goes. Almost like buying stocks. At one point is there still value in buying something? Getting in the habit of seeing when moves tend to happen, for NBA around 11-1pm EST and about an hour to 30 mins before tip on average will help you understand the market. Even though it sounds odd, over time some people can look at a game and tell you where the line will end up. VR is one of those people.
Dan, friend of mine I play 30-60 and 40-80 limit with owns an Italian place in Ann Arbor. I might be buying into a bar in NOVI in the next week, so maybe we can make that our "drink and meet"!
Thanks for the props on the NBA blog! I really try to put in an absolute ton of time on that thing, and I only hope it continues to help folks find their way!
The time thing is completely understandable. I'm not quite in the 100 hour/week stratosphere, but I'm already getting the business from the fiance! Whatever the reasons, it's great to have you back over here, as your brain is one I've been wanting to pick for quite some time.
Oh, also, I live in Ann Arbor, so the next time you're over, maybe we can grab a lunch or something? My Hebrew background tells me Zingerman's, but my wallet tells me McDonalds...
great article. I'm a long time small guy who never put much thought behind my bets. Thought I didnt need help because I knew a lot about the nba. But after realizing I was one of those guys that lost 5% or more a year I needed help. Then I found pregame and I found I knew very little.
All is well in the universe again!
WELCOME BACK JD----GREAT to have you and all you bring to the table back to pregame.
Damn, JD nice to see you back around the forums here. Good luck hoss.
Need to find out the statute of limitations on some things first, lol......