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  • Blog Post: POISON IVY

    By Marc Lawrence With the college basketball season now in full conference swing, let's examine a handicapping theory that yields a much better return on your investment than the banks these days. It deals with teams playing back-to-back days without rest during the regular season. For the...
  • Blog Post: AS THE NOOSE TIGHTENS

    By Marc Lawrence November is, unquestionably, the best time of the season for sports fans. The NBA and College Hoops seasons tip off a new campaign. The NFL enters its second-half race while College Football concludes heads to the finish line with teams scurrying for bowl bids. It's also a great...
  • Blog Post: TRIPLE EXPOSURE

    By Marc Lawrence With the NBA regular season drawing to the finish line, and while we await the start of the 2011 NBA playoffs, let examine a favorite handicapping ploy that has served me well over the years at this stage of the campaign. It all centers around team teams concluding the season that...
  • Blog Post: College Football Cheat Sheet (11/12)

    By Marc Lawrence And then there were six. Undefeated college football teams that is, all of who are in action this week. And as you might expect, all heavily favored to remain unbeaten. Here are the teams currently ranked in the Top 25 of the current USA Today/Coaches Poll. Listed below as stats...
  • Blog Post: Marc Lawrence's NFC NORTH DIVISION 2009 FOOTBALL PREVIEW

    Life is a struggle during these troubled times in the Motor City. It's sad when the biggest selling souvenir on Sundays at Ford Field during the football season these days is a paper bag. That's because the Lions' football team is deeper in the tank than the auto industry. It's...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Football Betting Preview (10/11-10/12) from Marc Lawrence

    As the population in the world of undefeated football teams continues to dwindle, the pressure begins to mount for those who have been fortunate enough to remain unscathed to this point. With only 17 such residents remaining on the College (15) and NFL (2) fronts, it will be interesting to see how many...
  • Blog Post: 2010 SUN BELT CONFERENCE FOOTBALL PREVIEW

    By Marc Lawrence Be careful, FBS. We just may find a member of the Sun Belt Conference playing in a BCS bowl game sooner than later. And, no, we're not suffering from sun-spots. If it can, the SBC champion will earn an automatic berth in a BCS bowl game if that team is ranked in the top 12...
  • Blog Post: Brilliant Disguise: Play AGAINST favorites after beating 5-0 teams as a dog

    "The gypsy swore our future was right. But come the wee wee hours, well maybe baby the gypsy lied. So when you look at me, you better look hard and look twice. Is that me baby, or just a brilliant disguise." Deception can be a dangerous thing. Superstar songwriter Bruce...
  • Blog Post: 2011 MID AMERICAN CONFERENCE FOOTBALL PREVIEW

    By Marc Lawrence • Entering its 65th year of gridiron competition, the MID AMERICAN CONFERENCE will once again play a balanced schedule, meaning each team will play eight conference games in 2011. Let’s hope the ledger is more balanced than its been the last two years when only two teams in the...
  • Blog Post: DEEP SIX

    By Marc Lawrence As we continue to extol the virtues of playing with rest during the college football season, let's expand our look into GAME SIX. It seems teams taking on a conference opponent fare rather well with a breather as evidenced by an overall 141-119-1 ATS in all games since 1980 when...
  • Blog Post: WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS

    By Marc Lawrence It's Championship Week in the NFL and with it two teams are one win away from playing in Miami for Super Bowl XLIV. Like most football fans nationwide, everyone has an opinion on who those two teams will be. Our database does, too. There are generally two schools of thought...
  • Blog Post: WAC CONFERENCE 2009 FOOTBALL PREVIEW By Marc Lawrence

    Here�s another bar bet guaranteed to stack a few extra shot glasses in front of you�re your seat at the bar. Next to the PAC 10, the SEC and the ACC, name the conference with the 4th best all-time win percentage in bowl games. It�s not the BIG 10. Not the BIG 12, nor the BIG EAST. It�s the WAC...
  • Blog Post: Coaching Down the Stretch

    The final four weeks of the NFL season are tantamount to the stretch run of a Graded Stakes race. It's where big races are won and lost. Its been said many times over that if you don't have the horse you won't win the race. For the most part this adage is right on the money. There are...
  • Blog Post: FRESHEN UP

    By Marc Lawrence According to our powerful database, it seems Game Four of the College Football season is often times a critical stepping-stone for teams who play with a week of rest. This is especially true for teams that are on the road off a SU and ATS loss. That's confirmed by their 30-20...
  • Blog Post: 2012 College Football Conference Realignment

    By Marc Lawrence As we begin preparation for the 20th anniversary edition of the PLAYBOOK FOOTBALL HANDICAPPERS YEARBOOK magazine, the wild and wacky world of College Football moves to the 2012 season with plenty of changes in order. Here is your guide to what lies ahead. Aside from a highly anticipated...
  • Blog Post: DO IT TO ME ONE MORE TIME

    By Marc Lawrence Sometimes the price you're asked to pay for success is truly a bargain. And in today's economy, we'll take any and all bargains we can find. Take the case of NFL teams that have just enjoyed winning back-to-back home games during the pre-season. One might think these...
  • Blog Post: 2010 BIG 10 CONFERENCE FOOTBALL PREVIEW

    By Marc Lawrence When you talk Big 10 Football these days you talk Ohio State. The Buckeyes won at least a share of the last five Big Ten Championships and will look to match the conference record with a sixth straight crown in 2010, equaling the feat first accomplished by Ohio State from 1972...
  • Blog Post: Stats Matter – A Guide to Handicapping the 2011 Bowl Games

    By Marc Lawrence It’s unanimous. Smart handicappers alike agree on one thing – preparation is the key to success. The better prepared you are the better chance you stand at succeeding. With the 2011 College Bowl season now upon us, it’s time to get ready for the thirty-five...
  • Blog Post: NBA PLAYOFF PRIMER

    Opening Round Betting Strategies By Marc Lawrence It’s never too early or late to prepare for the playoffs. Like preparing for a marathon, it’s best to put ourselves into the best possible condition we can as we make a season ending dash for the cash. With help from our trusted database, let’s...
  • Blog Post: College Basketball's Last Home Games...

    Rounding Third and Heading Home By Marc Lawrence In the blink of an eye the 2011 NCAA Basketball Tournament will begin its annual pulse-pounding extravaganza. In all likelihood hearts will be broken, a new champion crowned, and memories of upsets and game-winning shots will leave the court in assured...
  • Blog Post: 2011 WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE FOOTBALL PREVIEW

    If ever there was a telling stat about a conference in decline it's this about the WAC: Of the 29 first-team all-WAC players in 2010, just five return for the 2011 season and none from the offensive side of the ball. In fact, there were 30 second-team players, and only half of them are scheduled...
  • Blog Post: 2010 NFC NORTH DIVISION PREVIEW

    By Marc Lawrence The ‘Black and Blue' is down to two... that is two winning teams with four combined playoff appearances the last three years. Somewhere, Vince Lombardi is rolling over in his grave. Ironically, the two winning teams, Green Bay and Minnesota, have had one common denominator...
  • Blog Post: JULY GOOD MONTH PITCHERS

    By Marc Lawrence Firecrackers and the MLB All-Star game signal the month of July. It also signifies the start of the 2nd half of the MLB campaign. The key to each and every team's fortune lies on the pitching staff. Can they sustain or will they fold like a deck of cards? Stay tuned. What we do...
  • Blog Post: 2011 CONFERENCE USA FOOTBALL PREVIEW

    By Marc Lawrence When Tulsa and UCF each finished in the AP Top 25 season-ending poll last year it marked the first time in 15 years that two teams from the up-and-coming CUSA managed to land in elite company. A closer examination finds this loop has sent six teams to post-season games in five...
  • Blog Post: Rounding Third and Heading Home...CBB's Last Home Games

    By Marc Lawrence In the blink of an eye the 2010 NCAA Basketball Tournament will begin its annual pulse-pounding extravaganza. In all likelihood hearts will be broken, a new champion crowned, and memories of upsets and game-winning shots will leave the court in assured dramatic fashion when the 'Big...