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Doc's Sports Handicapping - Weekly Newsletter October 22-October 29
Doc's Sports Advisory Board Top Play run continues, and these big plays have now earned Doc's clients more than $30K! Check our our weekly newsletter for more details on this industry-leading run! Also nine free picks in this week's newsletter for NFL, college football and NHL action!
Free Expert NCAA Football Picks: Texas Longhorns at Kansas State Wildcats Odds
For a team from the Big 12 to feasibly be in contention for the first edition of the new College Football Playoff, they almost certainly need to do two things — run the table in the conference, and have no more than one loss overall. Bonus points if it’s a quality loss, too. That means that there is probably only one real contender left in the conference, and it is, improbably, the Kansas State Wildcats. It will be far from easy, of course — three of their last four games are road trips to TCU, West Virginia and Baylor — but after a big win at Oklahoma at least they have a chance.
Expert NFL Betting Picks: Weekly NFC East Predictions Week 8
The Giants cost me another one of my weekly picks for the NFC East by failing to cover as seven-point road underdogs in 31-21 loss to Dallas last Sunday. Fortunately, New York has a bye this week as I try and rebuild my overall return on the year.
NFL Totals Betting: Week 8 Over and Under Predictions
I picked the wrong week to favor the “over” in my weekly picks for Doc’s Sports with nine of the 15 games in Week 7 of the NFL regular season staying “under” the closing total line. The result was a 1-2 record in my top three picks which dropped me below .500 on the year at 10-11.
NCAA Football Picks and American Athletic Conference Week 9 Betting Report
After coming up on the wrong end of my last three weekly picks for the AAC, I got back to my winning ways with the correct call in Cincinnati’s 41-3 dismantling of SMU as 14-point road favorite this past Saturday. I am now 4-4 on the year, but still in the red $170 with my unit plays using Doc’s Sports Unit Betting System.
Free College Football Pick for Thursday: Miami vs. Virginia Tech
Florida State might be running away with the ACC right now at 7-0 SU, but that's only in the Atlantic Division and they'll still have to get by the winner of the Coastal Division in the ACC title game to earn one of those four playoff berths. Miami and Virginia Tech are in the hunt in the Coastal right now with the loser of this week's game likely eliminated, so it is a big game for both programs.
2014 Memphis Grizzlies Predictions and NBA Futures Odds
Every year the Memphis Grizzlies continue to be the team that no one wants to meet in the playoffs because they play one of the toughest brands of basketball since the “Bad Boy” Detroit Pistons in the late 1980s. Every series they participate in is a knock-down-drag-out war, and the fact that they never had a legitimate crunch-time threat to provide the team with reliable scoring during the closing minutes of a game is a shame.
College Football Mid-Major Betting Report: Akron Zips Week 9
Week 9 of the college football mid-major betting report is here. This is the fourth year Doc’s Sports has offered this report. The goal of this weekly article is to try to show bettors that specialization is a profitable betting strategy. It’s a strategy many of the top bettors in the world use. There are 128 FBS level teams in college football, so specialization is even more relevant in this sport than just about anywhere else.
NFL Teasers Betting: Best Basic Strategy Options for Week 8
Heading into Week 8 of NFL action there are three basic strategy teasers to choose from. The wager is a two-team, six-point teaser that moves spread of 7.5- to 8.5-point favorites down past the strongest NFL key number of three and 1.5- to 2.5-point underdogs up past the second-strongest NFL key number of seven. The wager is supposed to be a positive-expected value bet based on the math as blindly moving those spreads should produce a statistical win.
Free College Football Pick for Saturday: Ole Miss vs. LSU
The SEC is getting a lot of love these days with the two schools from Mississippi ranking #1 and #3 currently while Alabama (#4), Auburn (#5) and Georgia (#9) are other schools from the conference in the top-10. LSU is ranked as well at #24 with a 6-2 SU mark and they would love to boost their own rating with an upset win over Ole Miss this weekend.
NFL Survivor Pool Picks and Expert Advice: Week 8
Clearly the team that has killed competitors in their survivor pools more than any other so far this season is Seattle. The Super Bowl champs didn't lose two straight at all last year and gave up more than 28 points just once. However, they lost another stunner in Week 7, 28-26 in St. Louis as the Rams played with nothing to lose, throwing two awesome special teams trick plays at the Seahawks. Pete Carroll was outcoached by Jeff Fisher, simple as that.
Betting on Pro Wrestling Advice and Tips with Expert Handicapper Raphael Esparza
If you are an avid sports bettor that is always on the lookout for new and exciting things to wager on, you might want to frequently check Doc’s Sports expert handicapper Raphael Esparza’s blog, Straight Bet Talk. He is not only one of the best handicappers in the nation for all the major sports, but Raphael is willing to use his expertise to offer selections for events that very few others in the field would even attempt to handicap.
NFL Power Rankings Week 8
Prior to the 2011 season, in an attempt make the public think it actually cared about the Concussion Crisis, the NFL decided to move the kickoff from the 30-yard-line up to the 35. The idea is that this would lead to less kickoff returns and thus less potential concussion-causing coverage hits. The ruse was a success, as the percentage of kickoffs resulting in a touchback increased from just 11 percent from 1994 to 2010 to a whopping 46 percent from 2011 to this year.
Free Expert NFL Picks: San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos Odds and Predictions
First place in the AFC West and an early key head-to-head tiebreaker is on the line here. The Broncos (5-1) are the only team in the AFC with just the lone loss. The Chargers (5-2) maybe got caught looking ahead a bit to this one on Sunday when they were upset at home by Kansas City. Or perhaps it's just because Andy Reid-coached teams almost never lose off a bye week. But that defeat took a small bit of luster off this one.
NFL Football Predictions: Week 8 Opening Line Report and Picks
With all due respect to Peyton Manning throwing his NFL-record 509th career touchdown pass, the most interesting thing to happen in the NFL in Week 7 was the Seattle Seahawks' shocking trade of Percy Harvin to the New York Jets. Seattle gave up three draft picks, including a first-rounder, to get Harvin from the Vikings before the 2013 season even though Harvin had a well-known reputation for being a major locker-room cancer.
NFL Survivor Pools Strategy Advice and Predictions: Week 8
Survivor pools are all about surviving. Obviously. Sometimes, though, it’s the small things that are every bit as important as picking a winning game in a given week. Last week had one of those moments. The Seahawks were heavily favored against the Rams and would have been an easy pick. They made me very uneasy, though — and that was even before the whole Percy Harvin debacle.
Weekly Q&A with Doc’s Sports Expert Handicapper Raphael Esparza
Doc’s Sports: The biggest game on this Saturday’s college schedule sends Ole Miss on the road as a 3.5-point favorite, at most sportsbooks, against LSU. Is this a potential trap game for the No. 3 team in the nation or do the Rebels survive yet another stern test in the SEC?
NFL Office Pool Picks Week 8
Luck is a huge part of office pool success. The sooner you can accept that, the less likely you are to drive yourself insane. Last week was not a great week for my picks — 10-5 is fine but far from exceptional. Three crazy games all went our way, though, to at least salvage respectability from what could have been a horrifying week.
2014 Heisman Trophy Predictions
From favorite to afterthought and back again. That has been the Heisman Trophy journey for Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, and it has all happened in the past three weeks. Mariota, though, will need to maintain his pace or see a letdown from undefeated and top-ranked Mississippi State if he wants to pull away from Dak Prescott. As for last weekend’s game with the most significant Heisman implications (and National Championship implications, for that matter), Florida State’s win over Notre Dame kept Jameis Winston in the discussion while sending Everett Golson tumbling down the charts.
NCAA Football Betting: Fading the Top 25 Weekly Free Picks
Week 8 was a much better one for Top 25 teams. Teams in the AP Top 25 went 14-7 against the spread last week. The Fade the Top 25 Selections fared much better than you would expect by going 3-1 last week. Kansas State won outright, so that was a really strong pick. Boston College kept it close in a loss to Clemson to cover the number. Alabama rolled to a massive victory over an extremely overrated Texas A&M team.
2014 Dallas Mavericks Predictions and NBA Futures Odds
The Dallas Mavericks may have made an early exit from last year’s playoffs after squeaking into the postseason during the final games of the year, but the team takes solace in the fact that it was able to push the San Antonio Spurs to seven games and nearly stop their championship run before it ever began. Dallas was the only group to even challenge the defending champions, and a missed shot here or there was the difference between moving on to the second round and being eliminated early.
2014 New Orleans Pelicans Predictions and NBA Futures Odds
The New Orleans Pelicans are sitting on one of the brightest young prospects in the league and believe that 2011’s No.1 draft pick Anthony Davis has the potential to be a franchise-saving player. Davis emerged as a superstar last season and into the summer with Team USA during the FIBA World Cup, where he was an integral part of the team and one of Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s go-to players. Oklahoma City’ superstar Kevin Durant even went so far as to say Davis is a future MVP and the next big NBA star.
PGA Tour Picks: The McGladrey Classic Odds and Predictions
I'll just be honest here in that I had barely heard of golfer Ben Martin -- he probably never heard of me, either -- before he was the surprise winner of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas last week. The week before, Martin had shot 78-79 at the Frys.com Open to miss the cut and finish with the second-worst score in the field. So of course he then shot a 20-under 264, highlighted by a third-round 62, for his first Tour win in career start No. 56.
Chicago Bears at New England Patriots Free NFL Picks & Week 8 Odds
The Chicago Bears will match up with the New England Patriots on Sunday, October 26, 2014. Our matchup report includes analysis on the starting quarterbacks, betting trends, injury reports, and a free pick on who we think is most likely to win.
Buffalo Bills at New York Jets Free NFL Picks & Week 8 Odds
The Buffalo Bills will match up with the New York Jets on Sunday, October 26, 2014. Our matchup report includes analysis on the starting quarterbacks, betting trends, injury reports, and a free pick on who we think is most likely to win.
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