Welcome to Doc's Sports Service WagerWeb Banner
spacer  
spacer spacer
Welcome to Doc's Sports Service spacer
Welcome to Doc's Sports Service Welcome to Doc's Sports Service
Welcome to Doc's Sports Service
Click Here to Purchase Doc's Picks
Baseball Picks   |   Hockey picks   |   NBA picks
Football Picks   |   NFL Picks   |   Soccer Picks
spacer



Live Lines and Odds NFL Odds
spacer
College Football Odds
spacer
NBA Odds
spacer
College
   Basketball Odds

spacer
MLB Odds
spacer
NHL Odds
spacer
WNBA Odds
spacer
CFL Odds
spacer
Boxing Odds
spacer
Golf Odds
spacer
Soccer Odds
spacer
Week 7 NFL Odds
spacer
Doc's Rotation
spacer

Free Picks by Sport Free NFL Picks
spacer
Free College Football Picks
spacer
Free MLB Picks
spacer
Free NASCAR Picks
spacer
Free NBA Picks
spacer
Free College Basketball Picks
spacer
Free NHL Picks
spacer
All Free Picks
spacer

Handicapping Matchup Reports NFL
spacer
NCAA Football
spacer
NBA
spacer
NCAA Basketball
spacer
MLB
spacer
NHL
spacer

Scores NFL
spacer
NCAA Football
spacer
NBA
spacer
NCAA Basketball
spacer
MLB
spacer
NHL
spacer

Schedules NFL Schedule
spacer
College Football Schedule
spacer
College Basketball Schedule
spacer
MLB Schedule
spacer
NBA Schedule
spacer
NHL Schedule
spacer
Monday Night Football Schedule
spacer

Upcomming Event Coverage 2014 Heisman Trophy Odds
spacer
MLB Futures Odds
spacer




Wagerweb Banner
spacer
spacer
Home
spacer
View Picks
spacer
Why Doc's Sports?
spacer
Our Betting System
spacer
Sports Betting Strategy
spacer
Message from the GM
spacer
Our Commitment
spacer
Customer Comments
spacer
Free Picks
spacer
Contact Doc's
spacer

The Advisory Board
Our Commitment
spacer
Doc's Sports
spacer
Robert Ferringo
spacer
Allen Eastman
spacer
Raphael Esparza (VSI)
spacer
Indian Cowboy
spacer
Jason Sharpe
spacer
Strike Point Sports
spacer
Mike Davis
spacer

Betting Systems
11th Hour Sports
spacer
The Prop Machine
spacer

Recomended Sportsbooks Bovada Sportsbook
spacer
5Dimes Sportsbook
spacer
BookMaker
spacer
Sportsbook
spacer
Carbon Sports
spacer
WagerWeb
spacer
BetOnline Sportsbook
spacer
GT Bets
spacer
SportsBettingOnline.ag
spacer
Sportsbook Bonus
spacer

Handicapping Resources
Mobile Website Directions
spacer
Weekly NFL Survivor Pool Picks
spacer
NFL Power Rankings 2014
spacer
NFL Office Pool Picks
spacer
Sports Betting Money Managment
spacer
Handicapping FAQ
spacer
Sports Betting 101
spacer
How To Betting Articles
spacer
Sports Betting Tips
spacer
Parlay Calculator
spacer
Sports Betting Systems
spacer
Parlay Cards
spacer
Gambling Terms
spacer
2014 Archives
spacer
2013 Archives
spacer
2012 Archives
spacer
2011 Archives
spacer
2010 Archives
spacer
Doc's Affiliate Program
spacer
Doc's Writer Bios
spacer
Doc's rss feedDoc's RSS feed



spacer
spacer

Weekly Q&A with Docís Sports Expert Handicapper Vegas Sports Informer
by Doc's Sports - 11/13/2012

Share |
Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers

Doc’s Sports Service works with a number of top-notch handicappers, but the one that has the inside track at the sports gambling capital of the world is the Vegas Sports Informer. He has been making selections for us for more than four years now; relying heavily on 15 years experience working behind the counter of one of the biggest sportsbooks in Las Vegas. He understands this business from the inside out and has been able to successfully use this edge to win consistently over the years in a number of different sports.

As part of an ongoing series, Doc’s Sports Services jumped at the chance to get a first-hand look at what is really going on behind the scenes in Las Vegas as well as pick The Informer’s brain about some of the biggest topics affecting the world of sports gambling each and every week.

50% up to $2,500
NFL Betting Bonus
JOIN BETONLINE.AG
Click Here

Doc’s Sports: Alabama’s perfect season goes down in flames on Saturday and a number of NFC favorites go in the tank on Sunday. What was the net result from all this carnage for the books in Las Vegas this past weekend?

VSI: You would think with so many upsets that it would have been a huge weekend for the books given that the betting public loves to go big on favorites. Sportsbooks definitely came out on the plus side of the ledger but it was just slightly better-than-average. There was a good deal of action on Alabama on Saturday, but the books got killed on West Virginia. The other big moneymaker was New Orleans as the betting public went really heavy on Atlanta.

Doc’s Sports: With the shake-up in the BCS rankings, which team do you see winning this season’s national title?

VSI: Right off the top of my head, I would have to go with Kansas State. The Wildcats now have the easiest path to the title game with only Texas standing in the way, while Oregon and Notre Dame still have some work to do. The Ducks have it the hardest with Stanford this Saturday and a trip to Oregon State to close out the season. If they survive those games, they would still probably have to get by USC in the Pac-12 title game. Assuming that Kansas State remains No.1, I would look for a matchup against Oregon to be a one-point spread either way while the Wildcats would probably be a slight favorite against the Fighting Irish.

Doc’s Sports: With the top four teams in the NFC falling flat on their face last week, do you have a favorite team coming out of that conference right now?

VSI: It is very typical with the NFL to try and label a team as the best, but that title usually lasts about one or two weeks. It seems in the past few years all you need to do is get yourself into the postseason as long as you can get hot at the right time. Late December and early January is the right time of the season to start picking Super Bowl teams.

Doc’s Sports: You had mentioned in a previous interview that next week’s Maui Invitational is an early men’s college basketball tournament that always catches your attention. Bovada has opened Texas as the favorite to win it this year at 3/2 with North Carolina second at 8/5. Are there any teams you are leaning towards in this year’s event?

VSI: Being that the college basketball season is just getting underway, it is still too early to get a solid handle on any team out there. The main thing that I look for in picking winners for this tournament is past experience. I usually lean towards the teams that have played and won the Maui Invitational before, such as the Tar Heels, who did it three previous times.  A team like North Carolina has a veteran coaching staff that knows how to get their team prepared for, not only the long trip, but the entire atmosphere of playing a tournament so far away from home. A first-time team will sometimes find itself overwhelmed with it all, while a veteran team already knows what to expect. Believe it or not, this kind of experience can provide a huge edge.

Doc’s Sports: The Los Angeles Lakers firing of Mike Brown and subsequent hiring of Mike D’Antoni dominated the entire sports scene this past weekend. What is your take on the whole situation?

VSI: First of all, the NFL owes a huge debt of gratitude the Lakers for deflecting all the bad press it would have received if the top story on Monday morning was three starting quarterbacks going down with concussions topped off by a game that actually ended as a tie, but let me get back to your actual question. My inside information told me that Phil Jackson was never really a serious candidate to come back as coach of the Lakers no matter what you read in the press. Next, I personally do not think that D’Antoni is the right fit for this current roster. With players such as Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard on the floor, Los Angeles still has enough talent to win a title no matter who is coaching this team. That being said, do not be surprised to see someone like Pau Gasol become trade bait in an effort to bring in a another big-name player that better fits this coach’s system.

  
To keep up on all the inside information from Las Vegas be sure to follow VSI on Twitter @vsidocsports. Also, if you have any questions for The Informer that you would like us to cover in future articles please email them to askvsi@docsports.com and we will do our best to add them into the mix.

Doc’s Sports is offering $60 worth of Vegas Sports Informer member’s picks absolutely free – no obligation, no sales people – you don’t even have to enter credit card information. You can use this $60 credit any way you please for any sport that VSI releases plays for. Click here for more details and take advantage of this free $60 picks credit today.

Share |

Most Recent Weekly Sports Betting and Handicapping News Articles