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|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|11-07-18||Wolves +6 v. Lakers||110-114||Win||100||8 h 11 m||Show|
A nationally televised game tonight features the Timberwolves against the Lakers. On paper both teams have similar struggling records. The main difference ATS is the Timberwolves horrid road record of 0-6. During their current road trip they’ve been blown out by double digits in all. Yet look for a stronger showing tonight from the Timberwolves as they cover the number.
|11-07-18||Ohio v. Miami-OH +4||28-30||Win||100||18 h 42 m||Show|
Stand out successive wins have been the staple for the Ohio Bobcats. They’ve won three straight games by an average of 53 points. Defensively they’ve matched their potent offense by giving up fourteen points in each of those contests. They’ll face a Miami-Ohio team that’s been subpar offensively all season. Yet they’ve also had a road heavy schedule playing five of their last seven away. Look for Miami-Ohio to find balance defensively to keep them in this game. Grab Miami-Ohio.
|11-06-18||Bucks -1.5 v. Blazers||103-118||Loss||-109||7 h 49 m||Show|
After playing six of their last eight games at home the Milwaukee Bucks will venture onto the road Tuesday night. Theyll take on a 7-3 Portland Trailblazers team that has built leverage with a strong bench. This has created an interesting ATS conundrum against the strong 8-1 Bucks. Typically the Trailblazers would have the edge but look for the size and skill set of the Bucks to give the Blazers problems.
|11-06-18||Duke v. Kentucky -2||118-84||Loss||-105||23 h 46 m||Show|
Perhaps no team got as much off-season exposure as the Duke Blue Devils. They played in a nationally televised exhibition in August and have had multiple other profiled exhibitions. They boast a starting five that’ll be tough to contend with as the season progresses. Yet look for tentativeness from the new core of players as Kentucky counters with better execution.
|11-06-18||CS-Fullerton +12 v. Arizona State||94-102||Win||100||21 h 7 m||Show|
Last season ASU was the team that shocked everyone in college basketball as they dominated in non-conference to ascend to third in the country. Retaining several key players along with Bobby Hurley’s strong recruiting class is a recipe for another great non-conference start. Yet this is where last year’s non-conference domination has skewed todays spread. Cal State Fullerton boasts one of the top scorers in the country in senior Kyle Allman. The veteran Fullerton squad should be much improved and show more balance than their first round 74-48 exit to Purdue.
|11-06-18||La Salle v. Temple -8.5||67-75||Loss||-110||21 h 38 m||Show|
Anytime schools meet from the Big 5 of Philadelphia it’s expected to be a grudge match. Tuesday LaSalle and Temple will meet in a rematch of a close 87-83 LaSalle win last season. With the Explorers retaining the back court of Pookie Powell and Saul Phiri one would expect them to have the advantage. Yet the loss of BJ Johnson to graduation is going to be a tough offensive void. Grab the Owls.
|11-06-18||Kent State v. Buffalo -17||14-48||Win||100||4 h 53 m||Show|
The clear front runner in the MAC has been Buffalo. At 8-1 they’ve shown versatility each and every week. This started with a runaway victory as six point road favorites against Rutgers. They’ve also shown an uncanny ability to surpass the number ATS. Tonight should be another instance as the drop down in line value is centered on Kent States recent string of close losses. Grab Buffalo
|11-06-18||Chattanooga +5.5 v. Charlotte||80-69||Win||100||20 h 5 m||Show|
One of the under the radar changes in college hoops came with the Charlotte 49ers. Their new coach in Ron Sanchez was a former assistant at Virginia. He’ll look to change over a program that hasn’t had success in five years. Starting strong under a new regime is expected especially against a struggling Southern Conference opponent in Chattanooga. The turmoil with the Mocs has decimated their program. Three players transferred out in Nat Dixon (SMU), Rodney Chatman (Dayton), and Makale Foreman (Stony Brook). In fact only one player remains from last year’s top seven player rotation. Those keys are factored into Tuesday’s line. Grab the Mocs.
|11-05-18||Titans +6 v. Cowboys||28-14||Win||100||93 h 44 m||Show|
The Dallas Cowboys showed enough before their bye week to believe they’re a team turning the corner. An unfortunate loss to Washington happens in inner divisional play. As poor as the Titans have been offensively this season one can expect it to be difficult to score against the Dallas defense. Yet this Titans team is also under rated defensively and should be able to gut out a tough road performance. Grab the underdog Titans.
|11-04-18||Rams v. Saints +2||35-45||Win||100||65 h 53 m||Show|
There are certain teams that have a look mid-season that may be their peak form. The New Orleans Saints are at that point. Defensively they’ve sharped up from last year’s issues against the Rams and their playoff exit against the Vikings. The undefeated Rams will be able to throw different defensive looks to keep the Saints offense at bay. Yet it’s the defensive improvements that give the Saints the edge. Grab the Saints to give the Rams their first loss of the season.
|11-04-18||Texans v. Broncos||19-17||Loss||-117||65 h 33 m||Show|
Nothing has been pretty with the Denver Broncos offensively this season aside from Philip Lindsay. At this juncture don’t be surprised to see Denver rotate their offensive mindset to what was working in the second half against the Chiefs. More runs versus risky throws from quarterback Case Keenum. The Texans five straight wins coupled with extra rest from a Thursday victory pose as value for the home Broncos. Grab Denver.
|11-04-18||Chargers +1 v. Seahawks||25-17||Win||100||65 h 33 m||Show|
Sometimes teams can get a dose of their own medicine in a quick scenario. The Seahawks took advantage of their bye week to script out a great game plan offensively and defensively against the Lions. Now they’ll face a Chargers team that has ample time post bye week and has an under rated element as they’ve been masked by the Chiefs start. LA’s balance offensively and defensively is not mind blowing but they’ve found a way to thrive with Rivers controlling his turnovers. Grab the Chargers as oddsmakers placed high value on the Seahawks home strength that has featured just a two-point loss to the Rams.
|11-04-18||Lions +5 v. Vikings||9-24||Loss||-105||61 h 30 m||Show|
The Minnesota Vikings are a team that are showing a bit of weakness signs. At this time last year they were going upward with Case Keenum under center. One would expect the same in the signing of veteran Kirk Cousins but that has not been the case. Although the Lions performed woefully post against the Seahawks one has to give the Seahawks credit for a post bye week game plan. Grab the value here on the Lions.
|11-04-18||Falcons v. Redskins -1||38-14||Loss||-123||61 h 29 m||Show|
Certain teams have a lull ATS yearly hangover to the public and sharps. That team is the Atlanta Falcons. A near Super Bowl champ two years ago to a divisional round exit last year. With many of the same pieces on both sides of the ball things just have not been the same. Even coming off a bye week the value remains on the Redskins. This is a team that has found a way to win games late and is under valued at home. Grab the Redskins.
|11-04-18||Jets +3 v. Dolphins||6-13||Loss||-117||61 h 29 m||Show|
During a short week the Dolphins defense suffered mightily against the Texans potent offense. That should change this week against a Jets offense that did very little in a road spot last week against the Bears. Marking his fourth consecutive start for the Fish will be Brock Osweiler whom has looked comfortable under center at home. Miami’s early season road win at the Jets coupled with the Jets plethora of injuries poses as value on the Dolphins. Yet look for the Jets to shake off last week’s rust and attack a Miami defense that appears to be worsening as the season stretches on.
|11-03-18||California +10 v. Washington State||13-19||Win||100||28 h 38 m||Show|
Week after week people have been betting against Washington State as the school reaches new heights ATS and in the polls never seen. Last week’s win over the Stanford Cardinal is the type of soaring victory bettors were waiting for. That is a climax season building win that has produced a double-digit line this week against California. Although the Bears have not been consistent offensively they’ve overcome their own adversity from a poor October stretch. Grab the value here on the Bears.
|11-03-18||Connecticut v. Tulsa -17.5||19-49||Win||100||24 h 50 m||Show|
Frustrations boil over on the field in competitive sports. Tulsa has been a competitive 1-7 team that just has not been able to clear the hurdle late in games. That was evident in a poor series of sequences last week against Tulane that cost them. Yet this week they’ll take on a UConn team that hung around against USF and had a chance to win against UMass last week. That’s a value indicator against them as Tulsa will have fun running up the score as they seek their first American conference win of the season.
|11-03-18||Missouri +6.5 v. Florida||38-17||Win||100||21 h 52 m||Show|
Each and every week Missouri has been one of the public/sharps circled teams that continues to fail ATS. This slide has been since their narrow victory non ATS cover in non-conference play against Purdue. An 0-4 SEC conference record has finally circled the wagons in terms of ATS value on their side. Florida is coming off a bad loss to Georgia that is a confidence shaker. Look for the Tigers to capitalize on the double-angle of Florida getting back in the win column and their 0-4 SEC record.
|11-03-18||Tulane +6 v. South Florida||41-15||Win||100||20 h 26 m||Show|
Tulane has been a puzzling team to figure out. One thing we know is that they step up in big profiled games. This is an tv network game against a South Florida team that likely feels a bit slighted not being ranked off a loss against Houston. Lets face it the storm heading USF’s way was seen for weeks with sloppy play. Tulane may be 3-5 but they’re a competitive team that knows how to stay in games. Grab the line value on Tulane South Florida aiming to get back in the win column.
|11-03-18||UTEP +1 v. Rice||34-26||Win||100||20 h 20 m||Show|
The battle of the two teams with a combined 1-16 record takes place in Conference USA Saturday between UTEP and Rice. UTEP had close outcomes against Louisiana Tech and North Texas before last week’s poor home performance against UAB. That’s created value against a Rice team that just can not hold up defensively. Grab the value on the road UTEP Miners.
|11-03-18||Pistons +7.5 v. 76ers||99-109||Loss||-104||9 h 40 m||Show|
The Detroit Pistons and Philadelphia 76ers meet for the second time this season Saturday. The earlier matchup featured a close overtime win for the Detroit Pistons. In that matchup the 76ers were without Ben Simmons. That factor plus the 76ers undefeated home record are variables to side with the underdog Pistons.
|11-03-18||Georgia Tech -4.5 v. North Carolina||38-28||Win||100||17 h 8 m||Show|
Traction on devalued lines is key in any betting sport. Georgia Tech’s buy down is easy to see as they start a true freshman at quarterback for a second consecutive game. North Carolina on the other hand has played in games ATS in road environments against Syracuse and Virginia. Yet this is where the difference of style of play becomes a problem for the Tar Heels. Look for Georgia Tech’s explosive rushing attack to throw off any chance of rhythm for the Tar Heels offense.
|11-03-18||Michigan State v. Maryland +3||24-3||Loss||-110||17 h 53 m||Show|
Michigan State and Maryland both are seeking to become bowl eligible Saturday. Two of the last the last three weeks Michigan State has caught the eyes of the betting world with wins over Purdue/Penn State. Yet Saturday is a let down spot opportunity as Maryland side steps distractions around the school to become bowl eligible. Grab the Terrapins.
|11-03-18||Texas A&M v. Auburn -3.5||24-28||Win||100||17 h 52 m||Show|
Two teams at 5-3 in the SEC battle it out Saturday as Texas A&M travels to Auburn. With Auburn coming off a bye week oddsmakers calculated this spread originally at six. Yet Auburn’s not shown an ability to be trustworthy ATS which caused a two point swing. That’s too much buy down in an SEC matchup that has an A&M team showing signs of wearing down. Grab Auburn.
|11-02-18||Colorado v. Arizona -3||34-42||Win||100||28 h 55 m||Show|
Two programs in the Pac-12 that are trending downward are the Colorado Buffaloes and Arizona Wildcats. Three straight losses by the Buffaloes have put them in a tough spot on the road Friday in Arizona. Furthermore, keep in mind that Khalil Tate’s collegiate break through began against Colorado in last year’s 45-42 victory. Look for Tate to be as comfortable as he was in that matchup and UofA’s offense to continue trending upward.
|11-01-18||Raiders v. 49ers +1||3-34||Win||100||2 h 35 m||Show|
Key line movement has occurred based on the San Francisco 49ers starting a third string quarterback with zero experience. Simplified analysis presents this as value on the Raiders as this game is of course being played in the Bay Area. Yet I believe this gives Kyle Shanahan a chance to open up his offense a bit more against a porous Raiders defense. Without film on Mullins this poses as an advantage to the 49ers on a buy down spread. Grab the 49ers.
|10-31-18||Mavs +7.5 v. Lakers||113-114||Win||100||8 h 17 m||Show|
The Dallas Mavericks venture to California to take on the Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday. The Lakers continued losing is puzzling as they’ve been in the majority of their games. Now the pressure is on Lebron and his young teammates to get wins. That’s an ATS factor against a winless Mavericks team on the road. Grab Dallas.
|10-30-18||Wizards +2 v. Grizzlies||95-107||Loss||-105||7 h 4 m||Show|
Out the gate the Memphis Grizzlies have shown a renewed spirit. Healthy on floor veteran leadership is back with Mike Conley and Marc Gasol, and new veteran additions in Kyle Anderson and Garrett Temple are helping. Opposite tonight are the Washington Wizards whom are concluding a peculiar five game road trip. That’s the value angle as the Wizards will be prepared tonight against the Grizzlies.
|10-29-18||Mavs +7.5 v. Spurs||108-113||Win||100||8 h 49 m||Show|
Teams in back to back scenarios Sunday and Monday are noticeably poor ATS. Oddsmakers have caught onto that and rightfully boosted the Spurs tonight. Dallas ranks near the bottom of the NBA yielding over 117 points per game and were just defeated handily on their home floor Sunday night. Yet, this is far too many points on the Spurs side as San Antonio plays their third straight home game and have double-whammy Lebron-inflation. Grab the Mavericks.
|10-29-18||Blazers v. Pacers -4.5||103-93||Loss||-107||6 h 19 m||Show|
A debate amongst the best conference in the NBA is non-negotiable with the high dominance of the Western Conference. Portland’s early success against the Lakers and Spurs have improperly boosted them against Eastern Conference opponents. Although the Trailblazers are getting dynamic bench contributions from a host of players, the Pacers home court edge will prevail. Grab Indiana.
|10-28-18||Suns +12.5 v. Thunder||110-117||Win||100||6 h 21 m||Show|
The number ATS continues to be an issue for a Thunder team that is obviously much better than their 0-4 record. They’ll face a Phoenix Suns team that’s been blown out in three straight games including last night against the Memphis Grizzlies. With extra emphasis on the Thunder needing this win and the Suns in a back to back scenario that’s created value on the Suns.
|10-28-18||49ers -1 v. Cardinals||15-18||Loss||-105||42 h 47 m||Show|
Undoubtedly the value decline on the Arizona Cardinals is near an all time low. Yet it’s not as far down as it can go. Expected improvement is clear this week as they’ve stepped away from offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and have given the job to Byron Leftwich. They’re also facing a 49ers team that lost outright as four point favorites to Arizona earlier in the season. As banged up as the 49ers are, this should be a sloppy affair that is winnable for the 49ers late. Grab San Francisco.
|10-28-18||Jets +8 v. Bears||10-24||Loss||-105||38 h 21 m||Show|
The Bears offense at home this year has been a juggernaut. Explosive points against the Seahawks, Buccaneers, and last week against the Patriots. The Jets are not only banged up at wide receiver but they’re also hurting at the running back position. That’s going to put a high burden on the Jets rookie quarterback in Sam Darnold in a tough road environment. After faltering at home against the Vikings this seems like a poor spot for the Jets. Yet the Bears are beginning to have issues with turnovers and sloppy defense. Those aren’t issues that evaporate in one week. Look for the Jets to capitalize on improper market line movement.
|10-27-18||Lakers v. Spurs +1.5||106-110||Win||100||7 h 26 m||Show|
Line movement has occurred in tonight’s Lakers vs Spurs matchup. Los Angeles has put together consecutive wins with a blowout over the Suns and a great win over the Nuggets. They’ll also get Rajon Rondo back and face a Spurs team that they had on the ropes in LA days ago. Yet look for the Spurs to showcase similar offense that they did in LA and take advantage of the Lakers recent success. Grab the Spurs.
|10-27-18||Celtics -3.5 v. Pistons||109-89||Win||100||3 h 39 m||Show|
The Boston Celtics were on the brink of faltering to 2-3 against an ultra hungry OKC team. On the road they rallied and held a winless OKC team to another loss. Now they’ll travel to Detroit to face the undefeated Pistons where value is on the Celtics. Detroit has had a home friendly schedule with all games decided in close fashion. Grab the Celtics to hand the Pistons their first loss.
|10-27-18||NC State v. Syracuse +2.5||41-51||Win||100||20 h 21 m||Show|
Over the years NC State has had Syracuse’s numbers winning outright in four straight. Quarterback Ryan Finley is the accurate deep ball quarterback that has exposed Syracuse’s aggressive defense year over year. Yet I believe we’re at the final stop of Syracuse’s ATS value after last week’s woeful performance against North Carolina. Sometimes a sloppy win over a poor team is an eye-opener. Look for Syracuse to finally hurdle their woes against NC State.
|10-27-18||Tulane v. Tulsa +1||24-17||Loss||-100||20 h 20 m||Show|
Certain teams fall just short and that’s been the case of Tulsa. On the year they’ve faltered to a 1-6 record. Their first five losses were close in margin until last week’s 23-0 loss to Arkansas. Now they’ll face a Green Wave team that market wise is still generating the residual affects of an outright win over Memphis on national television. Grab Tulsa to finally end their regular season slide.
|10-27-18||North Carolina v. Virginia -8.5||21-31||Win||100||14 h 41 m||Show|
Virginia is one of those teams with a winning record that leads you to believe a questionable conundrum ATS. Yes they’re winning but they’ve done so against the weaker ACC teams. They’re also not scoring a ton of points which is why this weeks line against North Carolina is smaller than one would expect. The Tar Heels nearly defeated Syracuse and I believe a sound Virginia team will be prepared to expose the poor Tar Heels defense. Expect gash plays that lead to touchdowns early and often.
|10-26-18||Bucks -2 v. Wolves||125-95||Win||100||6 h 55 m||Show|
The undefeated Bucks venture to the Western conference to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves Friday. An edge for bettors is oddsmakers dismissing the Bucks early season schedule which is common with such a small sample size. The depth of the Bucks is very underrated and will be the edge to clear a small road number to put them at 5-0.
|10-26-18||Miami-FL v. Boston College +4||14-27||Win||100||2 h 16 m||Show|
Sometimes value can be had ATS simply by waiting for further money to pound the wrong team. That’s the case in today’s ACC showdown between the well rested Hurricanes and BC. Switching starters at quarterback to Rosier for the Hurricanes gives them a boost ATS and for people that remember the hurricanes strong run of 2017. Yet look for Boston College to cover on the improper line movement.
|10-24-18||Lakers -4.5 v. Suns||131-113||Win||100||7 h 9 m||Show|
An 0-3 Lakers team ventures to take on a young Phoenix Suns squad Wednesday. As bad as the Lakers start has been their are positives to sidestep their early season record. Even minus two key players the Lakers should have enough of an arsenal to get by a Phoenix Suns team that is coming off consecutive lopsided road losses.
|10-24-18||Hornets -5 v. Bulls||110-112||Loss||-102||5 h 9 m||Show|
Injuries have repeated a similar pattern as last season for the Chicago Bulls. Early in the season it’s unaccustomed to see a team have as poor of a schedule as the Hornets. Wednesday marks their fourth straight road game that started in Florida and ventured to Toronto, Canada two days ago. Spotting the Hornets as a road favorite in this spot speaks to oddsmakers faith in the Hornets overcoming their road fatigue. Grab the Hornets.
|10-23-18||Troy -10.5 v. South Alabama||38-17||Win||100||5 h 2 m||Show|
Drop down line value exists in Tuesday’s lone college football action between Troy and South Alabama. South Alabama has not been a functional team in terms of wins and losses this year at 2-5. Meanwhile Troy has suffered a setback with quarterback Kaleb Barker out for the season. Fill in sophomore quarterback in Sawyer Smith struggled as they lost to Liberty in their last game. Yet look for a much more focused Troy team that should use their prime advantages offensively and defensively to run away from South Alabama.
|10-23-18||76ers -1 v. Pistons||132-133||Loss||-101||1 h 54 m||Show|
The 76ers have officially ruled Ben Simmons out for today’s matchup against the Detroit Pistons. That’s the type of value one is looking for early in the season in the NBA. Detroit’s 2-0 record have featured close tight games. A narrow three point victory over Brooklyn as well as a two point victory over Chicago. Look for the 76ers cohesiveness to pay dividends as they land the early season road victory.
|10-22-18||Giants v. Falcons -4||20-23||Loss||-103||71 h 49 m||Show|
There are few teams at 2-4 that have been discounted as poorly as the Falcons have. On the year they’ve shown nothing trustworthy to back them, yet neither have the struggling Giants. Atlanta’s injuries at tailback and at kicker drove this line down as well as the Giants coming off a Thursday game. With no changes being made with Eli Manning nothing is going to change on the field. Expect the Falcons to show some of their prior Super Bowl pedigree as they take advantage of the Giants.
|10-21-18||Bills v. Colts -7||5-37||Win||100||40 h 35 m||Show|
The Colts thus far this season have not been a trustworthy team ATS. From opening week melting down against Cincinnati to last week’s road debacle against the Jets. Yet this week will mark Andrew Luck’s seventh start since returning from injury. The offense has looked much improved and he should tone down his turnovers this week against Buffalo. Veteran quarterbacks getting starts sometimes are too over valued and that is the case here with Derek Anderson. Grab the Colts
|10-21-18||Browns +3.5 v. Bucs||23-26||Win||100||40 h 35 m||Show|
Cleveland travels on the road after a putrid home performance against the Chargers. Rebounding back from such a brutal loss is tough for a team down weapons at the wide receiver position and also one relying on a rookie quarterback. Adding fuel to the fire was the Browns recent trade of top back Carlos Hyde. Now another rookie steps into the fold in tailback Nick Chubb. That’s value for a Browns team that faces a Bucs team that always leaves the door open with self driven miscues. Grab the Browns.
|10-21-18||Patriots v. Bears +3||38-31||Loss||-110||40 h 34 m||Show|
The Bears are a team that arguably are one of the most improved teams from last season to this year. That makes it very hard to dictate their proper line value. Case in point a poor road line against both the Dolphins and Cardinals haunted bettors. At home though they’re a higher grade team that bookmakers have failed to catch up on. On their resume is a stout victory over the Seahawks and a blowout win over the Bucs. With the Patriots rolling this forced the hand on a bad line. Grab the Bears to keep within the number.
|10-20-18||Spurs +4.5 v. Blazers||108-121||Loss||-110||24 h 56 m||Show|
The new look Spurs were able to hang on at home against the Timberwolves to start the season. Now they’ll travel to take on a Blazers team that looked superb to open up the season against the Lakers. The depth and home court edge for the Trailblazers figures to give the Spurs problems. Yet look for the Spurs to be able to answer the Trailblazers runs and cover the number.
|10-20-18||North Texas v. UAB -1||21-29||Win||100||22 h 3 m||Show|
A big game will take place in Conference USA Saturday, as UAB hosts North Texas. On the year already North Texas has passed two major tests with blowout wins over SEC Arkansas and also SMU. That’s created value on a UAB team that people are over looking. Most teams show a level of unfocused leading up to a big game. That wasn’t the case last week as UAB crushed Rice in not allowing a single point. Grab UAB to carry that momentum over on their home field.
|10-20-18||Oregon v. Washington State -3||20-34||Win||100||22 h 3 m||Show|
For the third time this season Oregon is featured in a small line matchup against a Pac-12 school. Coming off an outright home victory over Washington they have a chance to be the one-loss Pac-12 school to make some noise. Yet parity in the Pac-12 has always been a factor and historically Washington State has given the Ducks fits. Look for Mike Leach to have a proper game plan to take advantage of the Ducks speed. Grab the Cougars.
|10-20-18||California -7.5 v. Oregon State||49-7||Win||100||19 h 32 m||Show|
There is not a team in college football that has experienced the type of slide the Cal Bears have. They went from a viable ranked team to losing ATS and straight up against Oregon, Arizona, and UCLA. To lose the way they did against the Bruins a week ago shows a team that’s lost itself quite a bit. They’ll have a chance to wake up against an Oregon State team that still has know team identity. It may take until the fourth quarter but look for the Bears to show a small reason why they were formerly ranked.
|10-20-18||North Carolina +10.5 v. Syracuse||37-40||Win||100||15 h 53 m||Show|
Just three weeks ago Syracuse was a quarter away from being 5-0 and knocking off Clemson. They let that win get away and it carried over to a blown loss to Pittsburgh the following week. Post bye week one would think Syracuse has put aside the emotional let down losses. Yet in college sports one main turn in a season creates ATS momentum. Facing a 1-4 North Carolina team the value remains against the Cuse’. Grab UNC.
|10-19-18||Warriors -2 v. Jazz||124-123||Loss||-109||21 h 15 m||Show|
The well documented struggles of the Warriors in Utah are long standing. They fall into the category of many teams that struggle with rotations in the altitude of Salt Lake City. Early in the season this figures to be a problem as the starters aren’t going to play a high volume of minutes and the bench rotation is the weakest it’s been in years for Golden State. With Utah’s vast depth there will be issues of the Warriors playing from behind. Yet this team knows how to close and I wouldn’t be surprised of a big second half run that closes the door on the Jazz. Grab Golden State.
|10-19-18||Knicks v. Nets -3||105-107||Loss||-107||18 h 16 m||Show|
The New York Knicks lit up the scoreboard in their opener over the Atlanta Hawks. The blended roles of youth shined and now they’ll get the fortune of playing their second home game right up the street in Brooklyn. That’s where the value lies as the short trek to Brooklyn in New York City is an attractor on a small line. This early in the season it’s enough of an indicator to take the proper value on the Nets. Grab Brooklyn.
|10-18-18||Lakers v. Blazers -3||119-128||Win||100||25 h 36 m||Show|
The Lakers moves for improvement went beyond Lebron James. They added several key veterans in Michael Beasley, Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee, and Rajon Rondo. These additions are expected to mesh well with the Lakers young talent and their fast pace style. Yet Portland is a stout home team that will have extra motivation. They had a quick exit in last year’s playoffs in which they lost four straight to the Pelicans, but they’ll also be playing for recently passed owner Paul Allen. Grab the value on Portland to spoil Lebron’s first game in LA.
|10-18-18||Broncos -1 v. Cardinals||45-10||Win||100||22 h 21 m||Show|
Several key factors make the Broncos a solid Thursday play. For one they’ve been horrid on the road this year at 0-2. Furthermore in three consecutive weeks they’ve been ripped apart on the ground game as the Chiefs, Jets, and Rams have ran for near or over 200 yards each game. Yet look for Denver to be in better shape here as Arizona tries to protect their rookie quarterback in Josh Rosen. That should allow the defense to be more aggressive and give their team an added edge. Grab Denver.
|10-17-18||Heat v. Magic +2.5||101-104||Win||100||20 h 51 m||Show|
Zack sees value on the Magic for his second release of the NBA season. The Heat figure to be a top threat in the Eastern Conference but come into the regular season with injuries to several key players. Dion Waiters, Justice Winslow, James Johnson, and Wayne Ellington are all likely out. This is where their success last season with injuries creates value against them Wednesday. The Magic were the second worst Eastern Conference team last year and an in-state game figures to give the Heat the upper hand. Instead look for the Magic to show proper cohesion and get the cover on the small line.
|10-16-18||76ers v. Celtics -4.5||87-105||Win||100||23 h 11 m||Show|
The Boston Celtics had one of the more impressive runs based on injuries in postseason memory last year. Now they must find a way to blend in Irving/Hayword and blend in everyone else’s roles. These chemistry issues were on full display as the Celtics struggled in pre-season. This is a factor in Tuesday’s small line against the experienced and hungry 76ers team that has revenge on their minds. Yet look for the Celtics to combat the 76ers and show they are the team to beat in the East.
|10-14-18||Chiefs v. Patriots -3.5||40-43||Loss||-109||1 h 56 m||Show|
Rarely do you see a 5-0 team an underdog especially with a decisive victory under their belt from last year. Folks haven’t forgot the way the Chiefs tore apart Tom Brady and company to start the season in 2017. Yet 365 days later look for better defense from the Patriots and for the Chiefs to come down to Earth a bit offensively. The only team to take advantage of the Chiefs defense was the Steelers in the second quarter of week two. This go around look for Brady and company to stay focused and to the game plan for four quarters.
|10-14-18||Rams v. Broncos +7||23-20||Win||100||40 h 50 m||Show|
The Denver Broncos are coming off one of the worst road defeats of the season last week against the Jets. Flat offensively and no answer for the Jets ground attack are recipes for disaster against the potent Rams. In the last two weeks the Broncos have surrendered over 350 yards on the ground. Yet there is value on them similar to when they faced the undefeated Chiefs at home. The Rams defense has not been the same. Expect the Broncos to ride their tailbacks and fortune on defense to ride this cover out.
|10-14-18||Chargers +1 v. Browns||38-14||Win||100||37 h 45 m||Show|
Each and every week the Browns have done what bettors love. Cover. They have covered every game this season with one push against the Raiders. Baker Mayfield and the rush attack has been the story along with a defense that is improving. A third home game in four weeks should pose as a momentum builder for the Browns. Instead one has to look at their miscues and believe that they’ll finally come out against them. Grab the road Chargers here.
|10-14-18||Bears v. Dolphins +3.5||28-31||Win||100||37 h 45 m||Show|
The Miami Dolphins were a fourth quarter away from being 4-1. Instead they unraveled offensively and let the Bengals over run them. Now they’ll face a Chicago Bears team that had the biggest blowout this season with a 48-10 victory over the Buccaneers. Yet there is value to be had with the Dolphins based on the Bears bye week. Look for Ryan Tannehill’s health and return from a year off to finally start to pay dividends. Grab the fish.
|10-14-18||Panthers v. Redskins +1||17-23||Win||100||37 h 44 m||Show|
The Redskins are as banged up as any team possibly could be that has already utilized a bye week. Several starters will be missing on defense and offense which showcased a poor effort as a whole on Monday Night football. Still the matchup against the Panthers is favorable as Carolina is known to play to the level of their competition. Look for Alex Smith and company to get back to over .500.
|10-13-18||West Virginia v. Iowa State +7||14-30||Win||100||22 h 8 m||Show|
Every test this season West Virginia has passed with flying colors. They blew out Tennessee and Kansas State as well as had a nice resume road win against Texas Tech. For Iowa State the unknown at quarterback may help give them the edge they need at home. Third string quarterback Brock Purdy sparked a win against Oklahoma State and has the intangibles to give West Virginia a true test. Grab the home dog Cyclones.
|10-13-18||UL-Monroe +7 v. Coastal Carolina||45-20||Win||100||21 h 8 m||Show|
Teams with winning records usually receive an upgraded edge ATS from oddsmakers returning home from a road trip. Out in the Sun Belt that appears to be the case with Coastal Carolina. The Chanticleers return home to take on UL Monroe after a three-game road trip. Overall defensively UL Monroe ranks 127th of 130 division one teams. After giving up 70 points last week to Ole Miss the Warhawks enter their third straight road game. Grab the value on Monroe.
|10-13-18||Washington -3.5 v. Oregon||27-30||Loss||-105||19 h 39 m||Show|
The Huskies have been that familiar team in the top ten for the Pac-12 that have faltered to get over the hump. They’ll have a great chance Saturday in a tough environment against the octane Oregon Ducks. Oregon’s lone blemish on the season was a tough blown loss against the Stanford Cardinal. Off a bye week they’ll have the edge as far as preparation. Yet look for the Huskies defense to rise to the occasion and lead Washington to a victory.
|10-07-18||Cowboys v. Texans -3||16-19||Push||0||48 h 33 m||Show|
The 1-3 Houston Texans will face the in-state Dallas Cowboys in prime time. While Dallas won’t have to travel far they’ll face a Houston Texans team that’s showing upward signs. Offensively DeShaun Watson appears to be getting back into form from last years season ending injury. Defensively look for the Texans to be ready to limit a Dallas Cowboys team that’s struggled at sustaining offense for four quarters.
|10-07-18||Rams -7 v. Seahawks||33-31||Loss||-115||44 h 39 m||Show|
Year after year we’ve seen oddsmakers chase a team’s number and fall short. That appears to be the case for the LA Rams whose road and home number just has not been strong enough. They’ll take on a Seahawks team that on paper is 2-2. A play here or a play there and they could easily be 4-0 with losses against the Broncos-Bears. Yet one could also say their two wins against the Cowboys-Cardinals were fortunate. While the Seahawks haven’t shown any signs of who they are the Rams have. They’re not going to sputter and allow the Seahawks home crowd to get into this. Grab the Rams.
|10-07-18||Broncos v. Jets||16-34||Win||100||40 h 14 m||Show|
The Jets will be without their defensive coordinator who is ill and have sputtered three straight weeks. Consecutive weeks as a public-sharp side against the Dolphins-Browns did not hit pay dirt. Extended rest to face the Jaguars proved to not pay dividends. Back home they should bode better against a Denver Broncos team that did not play well in their lone road game against the Ravens. Grab the Jets as Sam Darnold makes enough plays with his arm to boost the Jets.
|10-06-18||New Mexico v. UNLV -7.5||50-14||Loss||-125||19 h 15 m||Show|
The UNLV Rebels should benefit from a bye week combined with their early season strength of schedule. Losses against Arkansas State and USC both showcased the Rebels potential. Meanwhile New Mexico is coming off a poor loss at home to Liberty. That’s put UNLV in an unfamiliar spot as sizable favorites. It’s not a common thing to see which poses value for Saturday. Grab the Rebels Saturday.
|10-06-18||Arizona State +3 v. Colorado||21-28||Loss||-115||19 h 14 m||Show|
Colorado has planted themselves inside the top twenty-five with wins over Colorado State, Nebraska, and UCLA. All quality wins but also against teams that are not where they expected to be. ASU has had their down to Earth moments with consecutive losses to Washington and San Diego State. Look for the Sun Devils improvement offensively to give them confidence on the road against the Buffaloes. Grab the Sun Devils here.
|10-06-18||Buffalo v. Central Michigan +7.5||34-24||Loss||-105||15 h 15 m||Show|
Four straight wins from the Buffalo Bulls came to a screeching halt as they were dismantled 42-13 by Army. Now they’ll travel to take on a Central Michigan team that has a tough time getting things going offensively. Junior quarterback Tommy Lazarro has failed to throw for more than 155 yards and the offense is dependable. Yet look for Central Michigan’s defense to carry over the confidence they showcased in the first quarter and parts of the second half against Michigan State. Grab Central Michigan.
|10-06-18||Tulane v. Cincinnati -7||21-37||Win||100||15 h 15 m||Show|
The Bearcats will take on the Tulane Green Wave Saturday morning. Tulane comes into this game with sky high confidence after knocking off the octane Memphis Tigers in front of a nationally televised Friday audience. They’ll put the Bearcats defense to the test and will be a popular underdog to start off Saturday. Yet there are always undefeated non top twenty five teams that go under the radar. That’s typical in the American Conference and Cincinnati is a team that will continue to be undervalued ATS. Grab the Bearcats Saturday morning.
|09-30-18||Saints v. Giants +3.5||33-18||Loss||-110||69 h 58 m||Show|
The Giants have notoriously been a poor team at home ATS. They’ll face a Saints team that has been nearly unstoppable offensively for three weeks. They lit up the Buccaneers in a week one loss, had yards galore against the Browns, and hardly punted against the Falcons. Many may expect a Giants team returning from consecutive road games in Texas to experience rust. Yet, look for enough spark plays from the Giants and for the first outdoor game of the season to affect the Saints. Grab the Giants.
|09-30-18||Browns +3 v. Raiders||42-45||Push||0||69 h 37 m||Show|
Desperation for NFL teams usually translates ATS. Considering the Raiders have been in winnable games each and every week, this would seem like a perfect spot to back them. Yet they’re facing a Cleveland Browns team that was very similar to them a year ago. In games each and every week but falling short. After a taste of a victory against the Jets look for the Browns to continue an unforeseen period ATS success. Grab Cleveland.
|09-30-18||Dolphins +7 v. Patriots||7-38||Loss||-119||66 h 32 m||Show|
Miami has been one of the sloppiest weekly winners in the NFL. None of their wins have been stellar and two were at home against the Titans/Raiders. From an Xs and Os stand point the Patriots have been able to shred the Dolphins for years. It could happen Sunday as well but oddsmakers aren’t going to give out free money here. Look for the Dolphins to finish inside the number here even if down double digits most of the game.
|09-29-18||Oregon v. California +2||42-24||Loss||-106||27 h 27 m||Show|
Oregon looked like a top ten team for three quarters against Stanford before the wheels fell off. Can a team respond the next week in a loss as such? It’s tough to do and I believe will be a difficult task against the Cal Bears. California already has two solid wins on the year against North Carolina and BYU and arguably should be favored in this matchup. Grab the home underdog.
|09-29-18||Virginia Tech +4.5 v. Duke||31-14||Win||100||24 h 53 m||Show|
Undoubtedly a poor loss is going to exponentially affect a team’s morale. Virginia Tech is in that boat after losing in all phases to Old Dominion. Compounding matters is the loss of their star quarterback in Josh Jackson. That’s going to put immense pressure on a Virginia Tech defense that must find a way to stop a high impact Duke offense. With their backs against the wall grab the Hokies to respond ATS.
|09-29-18||Arkansas State v. Georgia Southern +3.5||21-28||Win||100||23 h 48 m||Show|
A team that took some bumps a year ago with a freshman quarterback was Georgia Southern. Their woes were evident as they nearly went winless in Sun Belt play. They’ll take on an Arkansas State team that is well known outside of Sun Belt fans as being a solid ATS performer. Consecutive weeks of wins over Tulsa and UNLV would seem like indicators to prepare Arkansas State for Sun Belt play. Especially with three-year starting quarterback Justice Hansen under center. Yet grab the small line on the home underdog as Georgia Southern continues to show new dimensions compared to last season.
|09-29-18||Northern Illinois v. Eastern Michigan -3||26-23||Loss||-115||23 h 47 m||Show|
Eastern Michigan finds themselves in an unfamiliar spot as a favorite against Northern Illinois. Sometimes a strong schedule can be boosted too high. Northern Illinois has had that with losses against Iowa, Utah, and Florida State. That’s a value indicator for Saturday as Eastern Michigan is being devalued utilizing two quarterbacks. Grab the Eagles here.
|09-23-18||Bears v. Cardinals +7||16-14||Win||100||95 h 28 m||Show|
Through two games the Arizona Cardinals have been outclassed on their home field by the Redskins and LA Rams. Aside from the Buffalo Bills they’re the only team in football that has not been in the same stratosphere as the oddsmaker’s line. The Bears defense attacked and sacked Russ Wilson several times and put the game away with a pick six. Yet, the Cardinals are one of those teams that needed some time outside of the pre-season to gel in the regular season. Expect a better performance and a home cover on a steep line.
|09-23-18||Broncos v. Ravens -5||14-27||Win||100||92 h 3 m||Show|
Denver has shown just enough balance offensively and defensively to offset miscues. Victories over the Seahawks and Raiders came with stellar execution in both fourth quarters. The jury is still out on the Ravens whom seem to be lacking an identity offensively and were torched defensively week two by the Bengals. Yet look for the Ravens defense to keep the carry over issues of turnovers by Case Keenum going. Grab the Ravens minus the points.
|09-23-18||Saints v. Falcons -3||43-37||Loss||-105||92 h 3 m||Show|
The New Orleans Saints escaped week two with a victory over the Cleveland Browns. Now they’ll travel to face their first division opponent of the year in the Atlanta Falcons. Strength of schedule has a large factor in this slim point spread by oddsmakers. Atlanta has faced the defending champion and a tough Carolina Panthers team while the Saints have faced Tampa Bay-Cleveland. Yet look for the Saints to continue to get in their own way, grab the Falcons here.
|09-22-18||Arizona State v. Washington -17.5||20-27||Loss||-110||28 h 0 m||Show|
This number continues to go up and rightfully so. Senior quarterbacks often times have a chip on their shoulder against a conference opponent. For Washington’s senior quarterback Jake Browning has that against ASU. Former Sun Devils Coach Todd Graham had his number in disguised defenses that caused Browning’s problems. His freshman year they lost a 17-0 lead and lost 27-17. Last year the Huskies sustained a poor loss in Tempe 13-7. Ignore ASU’s early season success and grab the Huskies to roll here with no mercy.
|09-22-18||Coastal Carolina v. UL-Lafayette -3||30-28||Loss||-110||25 h 41 m||Show|
The Cajun Cajuns continue to have one of the worst defenses in college football. They’ll be put to the test against a Coastal Carolina team with a highly capable senior quarterback in Kilton Anderson. Anderson led an offense that rushed for 333 yards last week against Campbell. Yet look for the home Rajun Cajuns to match Coastal Carolina’s offense, in what should be a miniature Big 12 style result.
|09-22-18||Florida -4 v. Tennessee||47-21||Win||100||24 h 29 m||Show|
A yearly tricky ATS scenario surrounding Florida as a road favorite is their offense. Can they muster enough points in an SEC road environment? One result against SEC school Kentucky already showcased that an issue remains as the Gators lost 27-16. Yet a vulnerability for the Volunteers remains that they play to the level of competition especially in big games. Look for that issue to lurk again creating an ATS grab opportunity for the Gators. Grab Florida.
|09-22-18||Minnesota v. Maryland -2.5||13-42||Win||100||18 h 30 m||Show|
The Golden Gophers have been a juggernaut ATS to begin the season. At 3-0 they’ll face a Maryland team coming off an embarrassing loss to Temple. Yet sometimes a surprise loss creates carry over ATS value the following week. The Terrapins are never going to be a team that makes it easy, but they’ve grown due to the program issues of the off-season. Look for the Terrapins to cash as slim favorites.
|09-22-18||Ohio +8 v. Cincinnati||30-34||Win||100||17 h 30 m||Show|
A team that’s surely inflated their value ATS are the Cincinnati Bearcats. The Bearcats have toppled teams in UCLA and Miami Ohio as underdogs for outright wins. They’ll get their second MAC opponent of the year Saturday with a home matchup against Ohio. As great as the Bearcats defense has looked on paper, they’ve had the advantage of playing the right team at the right time. UCLA started a true freshman in Dorian Thompson and Miami-Ohio could not throw a wet ball in down pour conditions. Grab the road value here on Ohio.
|09-17-18||Seahawks v. Bears -3||17-24||Win||100||73 h 27 m||Show|
When a team that had such a strong run such as the Seahawks struggles, it takes time for oddsmakers to adjust. Market value is not known for the Seahawks and is growing for the Bears. That represents an edge on the Bears side for Monday. Anticipate the three quarters of strong play presented by the Bears week one to carry over at home Monday. Grab Chicago.
|09-16-18||Giants +3 v. Cowboys||13-20||Loss||-102||50 h 33 m||Show|
Yearly the Giants and Cowboys are showcased on Sunday night football and we get it again for week two. New York as a whole has been awful ATS but has managed to stay in games. Dallas on the other hand is in a pressure situation to produce. Falling 0-2 is not where you would expect a team that looked so dynamic just two years ago. Yet, the Giants have upgraded at positions and should get enough from Eli to cover this small number. Grab the Giants.
|09-16-18||Chiefs +5 v. Steelers||42-37||Win||100||42 h 13 m||Show|
Finding value early in the NFL season is tricky. Yet for the Chiefs it lies in multiple areas. First, they were destroyed last year in Sunday Night football by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Second, they’re one of the few teams in football that are starting off with two road games. Last, they’re facing a Pittsburgh team that needs to erase the memory of last week’s tie. Holdouts don’t get discussed ATS but look for Le’Veon Bell’s absence to continue to affect them against the number.
|09-15-18||Arizona State v. San Diego State +6||21-28||Win||100||28 h 44 m||Show|
San Diego State’s value has continued to slide ATS. They opened the year with a dud performance against Stanford and followed that up by a two touchdown victory over lowly Sacramento State. Without their starting quarterback the Aztecs must try to contain a confident and now ranked Sun Devils team. This surge in Sun Devil value is not false but the number is. Grab the value on the home Aztecs.
|09-15-18||Texas State +10 v. South Alabama||31-41||Push||0||24 h 14 m||Show|
For years Texas State has struggled in the Sun Belt conference. They’ll take on a South Alabama team that has converted to a senior quarterback to lead them. The Jaguars have some talent on both sides of the football to cause problems to a vulnerable Texas State team. Yet, look for Texas State to do enough to cover this double digit number. Grab Texas State.
|09-15-18||Rutgers v. Kansas -2.5||14-55||Win||100||17 h 13 m||Show|
Kansas pulled away last week after a stunning upset the prior. Now they’ll aim to win in consecutive games as home favorites against the Big 10 Rutger Scarlet Knights. This is a team that appears to be in the right situation at the right time in Kansas. Rutgers has been down trending since their days in the Big East and American conference. Grab the value on Kansas to begin the day.
|09-09-18||Seahawks v. Broncos -2.5||24-27||Win||100||43 h 11 m||Show|
The Seattle Seahawks made a plethora of moves to get their roster younger. Yet they still have key veterans in Earl Thomas, Russ Wilson, and Doug Baldwin. Denver on the other hand has been a revolving circle for starting quarterbacks and will have Case Keenum under center. Their decision to start Royce Freeman a third round rookie is one of the more under valued ATS movers for Sunday. His ability to hit the hole will aide Keenum in hitting the veteran Broncos receivers. Grab Denver.
|09-09-18||Bengals v. Colts -1||34-23||Loss||-128||40 h 47 m||Show|
Andrew Luck’s nearly year and a half away from football is one that should be proceeded with caution. No doubt the Colts will simplify the offense in order to protect their quarterback from taking unnecessary hits. On the flip side the Bengals have the assets and weapons to attack a Colts defense that has always been vulnerable. Yet, this is where the draw back of retaining Marvin Lewis will lurk. Grab the Colts to capitalize on the 50/50 plays and come out over the number.
|09-09-18||Bills +8 v. Ravens||3-47||Loss||-110||40 h 46 m||Show|
Whenever you see a plethora of people pour on a teams poor roster and future prospects it’s usually a value indicator. Nearly everyone and their mom has been down on the Bills season win total as their quarterback situation looks like the worst in football. Yet sometimes moving forward with youth at the position upgrades the roster as a whole. On the other side Baltimore has been an ATS favorite of sharps-public since their commonality Super Bowl run in 2012. Roster upgrades were done in the off-season and the familiarity of Joe Flacco-Harbaugh still exists. Yet look for the Bills to hang around in this one with enough offensive plays to cover. Grab Buffalo.
|09-08-18||USC +6 v. Stanford||3-17||Loss||-110||24 h 33 m||Show|
Key line movement that’s noteworthy early in the season typically results in tickets cashed for bettors. Yet I’m leery of that being the case for the Stanford Cardinal. They do possess the experience edge over the talent on the field for USC, but USC showed another gear in the fourth quarter against UNLV. This is a program that’s held itself back for a few years but has had Stanford’s number. Although Stanford has a few days extra rest over the Trojans, look for the value to be on USC. Grab USC.
|09-08-18||Cincinnati v. Miami-OH +1||21-0||Loss||-100||23 h 48 m||Show|
Cincinnati executed a proper game plan against the Bruins to pull off a double-digit outright road upset. Now they’ll head back to Ohio to take on a familiar opponent in Miami-Ohio. A rematch of last year’s 21-17 victory for the Bearcats. While many will boost the Bearcats from last year’s familiarity there are factors for caution. Miami-Ohio is a more fluid offense than the Bruins at this point and has a quarterback capable of carrying his team on his shoulders. Look for the RedHawks to avenge last year’s loss.