I haven't posted in a long time, but I haven't forgotten where I started my side gig sports gambling career. I learned many ways to handicap from this very site. I am still betting today and I haven't been late on the rent/mortgage ever, so I healed from my early learning lumps and found a good way to make an enjoyable 2nd income.
I joined a ATS league last year that requires 6 side plays either NFL or College. It is $260 for the season or $15 weekly. It pays perfects for weekly payouts and a percentage of the weekly pot goes to an end season pot for the best 8 handicappers dropping your 3 worst weeks. There are about 1100 people in the pool so the pot is very nice. Last season I went 52-27-5 (66%, best 14 out of 17 weeks), but ties are counted as losses in the league, so 52-32 according to league rules. It also doesn't include my 3 worst weeks, which I dropped 3 2-4 weeks. I didn't make a dime all season in the league, 46th place. I may not play more than 3 seasons if I don't get a perfect week or cash in the end. I went 5-1 3 times last year and the first week of this season (**** Neb. vs Colo was my loser week one). I am 17-13 through 5 weeks and I will try to share my 6 plays every week. I only pick college in the league until I have to mix in NFL when college slows down. I don't bet NFL full games anyhow on sides very often, I stick to qtrs, halfs, props, and live play is the way I attack NFL.
Spreads are always from Wed. lines and due on Saturday. I get the advantage of seeing some line movement from Wed. to Sat. morning to see if some extra value has been uncovered. Here is what I have for this week. My picks aren't always pretty and I don't play a ton of big TV games, but they work for me. I also bet these games, but the line isn't always the same.
TEMPLE (+6.0) over #23 Memphis
Old Dominion (+15.5) over MARSHALL
CENTRAL MICH (-10.5) over New Mexico St. (Cold, windy, and rainy expected. NMSU can't run the rock and they hardly deals with those elements.)
UAB (-12.5) over UTSA
WESTERN KENTUCKY (+5.0) over Army
#17 IOWA (+3.5) over #10 Penn St.
Other bets I made this week so far are...
Mizz/Miss Over 28 1st half
GSU/Coastal Carolina Over 33 1st half
NIU/Ohio Under 24.5 1st half
ML Parlay that pays about even....Boise State/UAB/Utah/Duke
Charlotte/FIU Over 60
UNLV/Vandy Over 56
Fresno State +140
San Jose State +2
USF/BYU Under 50
As you can see, I am a high volume guy. Live plays are where the easier money is at, please give me a one sided boring under game that I can clean up on. Early lines are on prediction, but live play are on reaction and you can adjust to many different factors that you are seeing during the game. If you aren't playing in game, you have been missing out the best way to make money in this market. Unless of course you are guy betting more a G or more per play.
Good luck everyone, enjoy the football this week.