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  • Blog Post: Convince me the Hawks can win game 7.....

    The line right now for game seven is the Celtics minus a whopping 14.5. So here is the task for today: I do not want any "no way" or "will be a blowout" talk. Say you were hired to present a case on why the Hawks have a shot to win game 7 outright. So essentially a debate on the two...
  • Blog Post: Sports Book director Walker says Gasol addition will carry L.A. to Finals

    comment please . . .
  • Blog Post: NBA Betting: Home sweet home.....

    There could be countless factors on why these numbers play the way they do (home crowd, used to the rims, etc), but in the NBA the home court seems to have more of an edge than most sports. You can see below the average margin of difference when a team is playing on the road versus at home: ...
  • Blog Post: College Football Picks: Go against team in 2008?

    Last season they went 12-1. Won the Orange Bowl 24-21 as 3.5 point dogs over Virginia Tech. Went 11-1 against the spread, cashing 92% of their games for bettors who made college football picks . +21 on turnovers Return 6 starters on offense and 9 on defense in 2008 AND, they have a head coach that can...
  • Blog Post: College Football PIcks: What is your LOCK for Week #1?

    The clock is ticking and we are just over a week away from the opening week of college football. I already have that uneasy knot in my stomach of joy knowing that within a couple days I can start making college football picks . Some of the bigger games to watch are: NC State South Carolina -12 Oregon...
  • Blog Post: Is there any rhyme or reason to betting MLB totals?

    Even though I believe various sharps will debate this topic, I am one who is under the belief that when comparing sides and totals, that totals are more profitable long term than sides. The most obvious reason would be the fact that since more people bet sides, the lines themselves are inherently more...
  • Blog Post: Billy Walters and the Story of the Computer Group

    Out of all the things I have ever read, this story does the best job and looking into how a professional betting syndicate works. It also sheds some light on this who ask why guys like Vegas Runner play so much volume. It is a long read, so sit back and enjoy: The Story of The Computer Group By Ian...
  • Blog Post: Why Big Brown will lose the Belmont Stakes!

    What JD! Are you crazy? Big Brown is a "mortal lock" to capture the Triple Crown and take home the Belmont Stakes. Well, you are probably right. Personally, it is difficult not to just concede the Triple Crown right now and hand over history to Mr. Big Brown. The problem is that I am one who...
  • Blog Post: NFL Football Picks: Can the Browns Salvage the Home Underdog on MNF?

    There is one constant in sports gambling. That constant is that by the time the masses catch on to something to the point they can beat the bookie, things will change in the opposite direction. In this example, I am referring to the infamous home underdog on Monday Night Football. The season started...
  • Blog Post: Would you sell your soul for winning football picks?

    It is close to that time of the year when the "King of Kings" when it comes to gambling returns: Football. Basketball, baseball, hockey, etc all pale in comparision to betting on football. There is nothing like seeing the lines and spending more time coming up with picks than you probably spend...
  • Blog Post: Sports Betting: Can You Win Betting Against the Public?

    Whether it is in the forums, sportsbooks or at the corner bar you always here the infamous "the public is all over this team, take the opposite!". I have lost count of all the "anti-public" systems that have been claimed to be "bookie killers" and were simple as fading the...
  • Blog Post: March Madness: Favorites continue to roll over underdogs.....

    After a two year run by the underdogs, the favorites rebounded in 2007 with a 21-10-1 ATS mark last season in the first round. This year is no different, as after day 1, the favorites roll again, going 13-3. Will the trend continue in day 2 of round one? We will see......
  • Blog Post: Baseball Betting Tip #1: Importance of Weather

    One thing that always baffled me was the lack of discussion on weather in general when it came to betting on baseball. During football season, you could not talk about a total and not have someone chime in with wind or a pending rain storm coming. The fact is, especially in football, to think the oddsmakers...
  • Blog Post: Was this the closest thing to a lock ever (potentially)?

    Granted, I just knocked on a bunch of wood, but leading the series up 2-0, how is this not almost like stealing: Ticket # 41717767 Placed: ONLINE-1 on: 06/10/2008 @ 02:19 PM STRAIGHT BET Risking: 2100.00 To Win: 1500.00 06/17/2008 @ 06:05 PM [596] CELTICS SERIES ...
  • Blog Post: This is why I hate the NBA....

    No description from me needed besides this: Play by Play 0.0 107-114 End of game. SEA 7.0 Chris Wilcox made Layup, Assist Luke Ridnour IND 12.0 24-second shotclock violaton turnover on Danny Granger IND 37.0 Defensive Rebound by Danny Granger SEA 37.0 Chris Wilcox missed 2nd of 2 Free Throws ...
  • Blog Post: What is the last junkie bet you made?

    You know what I am talking about. That late night bet that you make when you are up OR down (lol) on some sport or event you do not know anything about. The reason I bring this up is because around midnight or so I was adding up my WNBA for the week (yes, I said WNBA) and realized how well the week ended...
  • Blog Post: Johnny Detroit's Baseball Betting Tip #1

    With baseball around the corner, I will start dropping some tips I have learned over the years. This one is in regards to the runline and the difference in home vs away favorites when factoring in the runline. In mlb, there is a correlation between road fav/over. essentially, if a home team is winning...
  • Blog Post: Betting +140 Dogs in Baseball: Easy Money?

    Not sure what forum or where this started, but I keep hearing people with the utmost confidence claim all they do is bet +140 dogs and clean up. While in Vegas for RJ's bachelor party I was at the Venetian playing 2-5 and this arrogant cat next to me claimed that is all he does and what do I know...
  • Blog Post: Johnny Detroit's "Live Movers" for Saturday:

    Yesterday was nice as the Grizzlies game hit right in the middle of the line move for a nice cash. So far on Saturday, there is already some decent movement on the board off the openers: #503/504 Sixers/Wizards: Total opened at 199.5 and is down to 196.0 #507/508 TWolves/Grizzlies: Total opened at 216...
  • Blog Post: Was Pete Rose a Good Gambler?

    In my opinion this shows how hard it is to win at gambling when you have a guy who probably knows more about baseball than anyone: Was Pete Rose a Good Gambler? Conde Nast Economics Blog by Zubin Jelveh Last week I wrote about C.E.O.'s who seemed to be using insider information to create their own...
  • Blog Post: Key numbers in basketball

    I get this asked my opionion alot on this matter, so I figured why not have it documented: 2 years of NBA and CBB games analyzed. 1-4 are the least key numbers (fouls obviously) Games landing on 1 is the fewest for obvious reasons, 3-4 very close in regards to %. 7-8 are key if could call any of the...
  • Blog Post: Saturday Early movers recap

    Yesterday morning we did a recap of the "early movers". This was on the total moves of 2+ points at the time of the update. Here is how the movers did: #507/508 Hawks/Rockets went from 182.5 up to 184.5 RESULT> 89-108, 197, OVER, WINNER #521/522 Boston College/Duke went from 153.5 down to...
  • Blog Post: Kimbo Slice vs. Tank Abbott

    Well on Saturday the "internet legend" Kimbo took on the "past his prime" Tank Abbott. What most people expected to happened, happened. Kimbo is getting "decent names" to fight to boost him up before a real MMA guy sends him back to fighting on YouTube.
  • Blog Post: Baseball season means "scalping" season

    For all of us scalpers, nothing is better than the start of baseball season. Nothing beats being able to bet both sides of the same game and make money regardless who wins. For those who do not know what scalping is, you basically line shop and take advantages of a discrepancy in a line between two books...
  • Blog Post: Johnny Detroit's "Line Movers" for Friday:

    Going to try and stay on top of the movers and shakers for Friday and share with the board so they can see how games will move up and down multiple points in one move. It is not uncommon in the NBA to see a total move 3 points in one move. I monitor three real time lines feeds and can beat almost any...