Marc Lawrence

Pregame Blogs

Pregame Blogs
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Marc Lawrence

  • MAY GOOD MONTH PITCHERS

    By Marc Lawrence The running of the Kentucky Derby each year signals MLB enters its 2nd month of play. And with it a handful of surprise teams take center stage. The key to sustaining will be success, or lack of it, from the pitching staffs. With that...
  • EIGHT DAYS ‘O WEAK...2011 NBA ATS Playoff Update

    By Marc Lawrence If you enjoy betting the games and you are weak of heart, the 2011 NBA playoffs have been a torment of major proportions. Charting results from the first eight days of action this playoff season, from Saturday April 16 through Saturday...
  • 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...
  • APRIL GOOD MONTH PITCHERS

    By Marc Lawrence Major League Baseball trades places with College Hoops as the sports flavor of the month in April. And as we usher in America's favorite pastime, let's open the season with one of our favorite handicapping angles - good month...
  • SWEET 16 RETURNEES... Buyer Beware

    By Marc Lawrence With the 2011 NCAA Tournament entering the SWEET 16 round, let's take a different perspective in analyzing the teams that have arrived. It pertains specifically to teams that are returning to the SWEET 16 for the second straight...
  • BUBBLE TROUBLE...Making The Final Cut

    By Marc Lawrence Get your dancing shoes out. With just two weeks remaining to the start of the 2011 NCAA Tournament, teams sitting on the outside looking in are now - more than ever - sweating their bubbles off. For the legitimate teams who find...
  • 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...
  • NBA AT THE BREAK... The Best and Worst Team Trends

    By Marc Lawrence Some say the NBA is simply an acronym for Nothing But Aggravation. Others contend it's merely a Nice Bankroll Additive. Whatever your take, there is no better time than the present - with the NBA taking a time out for the All-Star...
  • RUSTY HOME DOGS

    Too Much Rest Makes Rust By Marc Lawrence Generally speaking, the first rule most good handicappers look to apply is seeking out live dogs that have a realistic shot at winning the game. That's because three things can happen when you bet on...
  • 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...
  • NFL PLAYOFF DIVISIONAL ROUND GAMES - REST OR RUST?

    By Marc Lawrence It seems like only yesterday when NFL playoff teams took the field with a week of rest against advancing Wild Card Round winners and proceeded directly to winners circle. But such is not the case today. As Bob Dylan so sagely put it...
  • NFL Wild Card Angles

    By Marc Lawrence Handicapping the NFL Playoffs can be a bit tricky. The knee-jerk reaction is to back home teams. After all, they have been a solid-moneymaker, going 157-125-6 ATS (55.6%), dating back to 1980. Today, however, that would be a...
  • BOWL TALE OF THE TAPE

    By Marc Lawrence The 2010 College Bowl games have descended upon us and with it we begin working overtime on the season as we handicap the matchups. One time-tested theory that holds up well during the post-season is isolating teams and how they...
  • Stats Matter - A Guide to Handicapping the Bowl Games

    By Marc Lawrence 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 2010 College Bowl season now upon us it's time to get ready for...
  • APOLLO 17

    When U.S. space shuttle Apollo 17 returned safely to earth December 19, 1972 after landing on the moon, it was the sixth and last Apollo mission in which humans walked on the lunar surface. Safe to say that after over 300 hours of elapsed time, the...
  • 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...
  • PUTTIN' ON THE STATS

    By Marc Lawrence With Halloween now in the rear view mirror, it's on to the best time of the College Football season - the month of November! That's because the combination of stats and angles combine to bring us the best winning edges of the...
  • STANDING 8-COUNT

    By Marc Lawrence Imagine being a 10-plus win team last season and now a losing squad at this stage of the season. How difficult of a job is it for a coach to get his team psyched to play this week, you ask? Plenty. According to our database, losing...
  • 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...
  • 5-0 FAT CATS

    By Marc Lawrence It's the time of the season in which undefeated teams in the world of College Football begin entertaining ideas of playing in the coveted BCS title game. Especially for those teams that have managed to open the season with five...
  • 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...
  • FOUR ON THE FLOOR

    By Marc Lawrence   Our powerful database tells us that Game Four is a critical turning point for most College Football teams, especially if they're playing off their first loss of the season. From a handicapping perspective, the venue goes a long...
  • EARLY RESPITES

    By Marc Lawrence In the majority of cases, rest is considered advantageous for most college football teams, especially late in the season. An extra blow not only helps heal tired bodies but also gives coaches a chance to better study an opponent's...
  • Game Two Bowler Blues

    By Marc Lawrence BOWLERS OFF SEASON-OPENING LOSSES STRUGGLE TO REGROUP IN GAME TWO The knee-jerk reaction would be to make a case for teams in Game Two off a season opening loss if they were a bowl team last year. Before you blow out an ACL, check...
  • 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...