Doc's Sports News and information for Doc's Sports en-us Copyright Doc's Sports 2012 2014-11-24T19:34:03-05:00 Doc Sports Handicapping NCAA Football Predictions: Week 14 Opening Line Report and Picks Rocked on my Week 13 picks in this space, getting Maryland over Michigan, Boston College covering (and nearly upsetting) Florida State, Louisville going into fading Notre Dame and beating the Irish, and Iowa covering at home (and nearly winning) vs. Wisconsin. The only miss was Duke against North Carolina as the Blue Devils imploded and cost themselves a return trip to the ACC Championship Game. NHL Hockey Odds and Picks: Scouting the Week Ahead Penguins star Sidney Crosby is probably your Hart Trophy favorite with 26 points entering the week, but my pick back in October, Dallas' Tyler Seguin, is right there. He also has 26 points but leads the NHL in goals with 15, one ahead of preseason favorite Steven Stamkos of Tampa Bay. Seguin probably won 't get the Hart consideration he deserves because the Stars have been a big disappointment with just 20 points. Those are the third-fewest in the Western Conference. Oklahoma City Thunder Futures Odds: Not even a Lock for the Playoffs News around the NBA is that Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have returned to light practice and are five to 10 games away from returning to a roster that started the year with the worst record in the entire Western Conference. Oklahoma City had championship aspirations heading into the 2014 season and was also on the hot seat after failing to make a return trip to the NBA Finals since losing to LeBron James and the Miami Heat back in 2012. NBA Odds and Predictions: Tuesday, November 25 Opening Line Report and Handicapping Part of me wants to simply exclude Chicago Bulls games in these stories going forward. I must admit I'm a bit of Bulls fan, but I certainly don't let that affect my picks. Frankly, I'm getting tired of the daily Derrick Rose Injury Watch. The guy is just never going to be the MVP-caliber player he was because he's brittle. It's a shame, but it is what it is. The Rose Watch is on again Tuesday night as Chicago has a tough second of a back-to-back in Denver. Here's a look at all five games on Tuesday's schedule. Three games opened at TBA because of injury questions. College Basketball Handicapping: NCAA Teams Overrated and Underrated By Conference One of the biggest challenges of betting on college basketball is that there are such a massive number of teams to follow and handicap. That also provides the biggest opportunity for smart bettors, too. So much of what public bettors base their decisions on is perception — the hype and coverage surrounding teams, players and coaches — or the lack thereof. NHL Betting Studs and Duds It seems like the hockey season only just began, yet we already find ourselves about a quarter of the way through the season. We certainly can’t complain that it has been boring or predictable. We’ve seen shocking success and perplexing failure. In the West, we have three playoff teams last year that wouldn’t make the playoffs if they started today — and all three looked to be improved heading into this season. Tracking the Wizards: NBA Picks and Handicapping for Washington Basketball Anyone who likes to wager on the NBA is always looking for an edge, so it stands to reason that the more you know about a particular team, the better you will be able to predict its future results. I will be handicapping the Washington Wizards all season long and, in an effort to validate this betting strategy,I will also be releasing weekly free picks with the use of Doc’s Sports Unit Betting System. My main goal is to earn a long-term profit betting Wizards’ games this year. Case of the Mondays: Beckham Overshadows Bryant, but Giants Lose Odell Beckham Jr. made an unbelievable catch and had an all-around awesome game to take best receiver on the field honors away from the Cowboys’ Dez Bryant, but Beckham’s team could not quite seal the deal on Sunday night. The Giants blew a double-digit lead and dropped a wild one in Dallas 31-28. In Atlanta, meanwhile, another thriller saw the home team go down to Cleveland 26-24 in part due to some buffoonery by head coach Mike Smith. Betting with The Prop Machine and Free Monday Pick One of the easiest ways to build you overall bankroll for any of the sports you currently wager on is adding player prop bets to the mix. Most of the major sportsbooks release player prop bet odds on a daily basis this time of the year with so much action on the board. These lines are not nearly as sharp as the betting odds for the games themselves, so this creates a perfect chance to gain the edge on the books. Monday Night Football Predictions: Baltimore Ravens at New Orleans Saints Odds & Picks OK, let's talk about my favorite two divisions in the NFL this season, the Ravens' AFC North and Saints' NFC South. I say favorite because all four teams in each could still win the division. Yes, even the 2-8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren't dead in the South.