The Advisory Board: Weekly Prescription
by Doc's Advisory Board - 01/08/2008
It's a new year but it's the same old Doc's Sports! The year 2007 was one of the most successful in the history of Doc's Sports Services, but we aren't resting on our laurels. In fact, all we did was raise the bar that much higher for ourselves. Our crack team of handicappers is still hard at work to meet and exceed last year's profits and would love to have you along of the ride.
College football came to a close last night but we still are in the midst of Crunch Time in the NFL. Both Vegas Sports Informer and Allen Eastman hit 6- and 8-Unit selections, respectively, on Wild Card Weekend and are poised to keep the momentum rolling in the Divisional Round.
If you're a little bored of the gridiron, you may or may not have noticed that Doc's Sports is home to THE BEST TEAM OF COLLEGE BASKETBALL HANDICAPPERS IN THE COUNTRY!!! This group of cappers, collectively, has banked over $200,000 for dime bettors to this point in the college hoops season and they don't show any signs of stopping! Mix in the fact that several cappers are achieving success in the NBA and NHL as well and Doc's Sports Services is clearly a one-stop profit center for all of your gambling needs.
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In the meantime, here's the inside scoop into the betting world from the Advisory Board at Doc's Sports:
The NFL Playoffs have begun and nobody is hotter than Doc's Sports. We have hit 11 of our last 12 selections and continue to beat up on the books week in and week out. Two of the road teams emerged victorious and to the surprise of very few they were Jacksonville and New York. Since the last two Super Bowl Champions have played on Wild Card weekend the new trend in the media is to believe all four teams that won have a chance to reach the Super Bowl, but I certainly am not one of those people. The clear-cut best two teams in each conference did not play last week and the four teams that won have no shot of reaching the Super Bowl. Had Jacksonville or San Diego been playing in the NFC I would alter that statement but some combo of Dallas, Green Bay, Indianapolis, and New England will be representing each conference in the Super Bowl.
Here are a couple of games to keep an eye out for:
New York at Dallas (4:30 p.m., Sunday, Fox)
This weekend is full of big spreads and this is actually the lowest of the four in regards to the opening line. Both teams feature young quarterbacks and if the Giants play to their potential, they have a chance to make a game of it. Dallas is the better team but have injuries taken their toll on them? Can Wade Phillips make a Super Bowl? Any four coaches in the NFC have yet to prove anything on a national stage and as my grandpa used to say, "Somebody's gotta win."
Detroit at Ottawa (7 p.m., Saturday, NHL Center Ice)
The best two teams in the league will face-off against one another on Saturday in Canada. The Red Wings have proven they are the team to beat and have a remarkable record against the league, currently 25-1-1 when facing teams not from the Central Division. Doc's Sports will have a big play on this game and you can receive the rest of the NHL season for only $395, giving you daily selections through the middle of June 2008.
After an easy cash with our PAC-10 Game of the Year last Saturday we will carry that momentum into next Saturday when we release our Big XII Game of the Year. Dating back to last January, we are now 8-1 on our Game of the Year selections and this Saturday we will make it an even 90 percent. This is a can't miss play for any big game hunter, so sign-up now and let 36 years of experience be looking over your shoulder.
The college basketball season basically breaks down into three parts: nonconference play, conference play, and postseason play. The three best times to make your money is at the beginning of each section because the oddsmakers can be caught making some outright mistakes. And if you've done your homework and have faith in your instincts you can exploit the soft lines. Then things get harder as the books catch up and toward the end of the nonconference or the conference portions. That's the bad news. But the good news is that we're still in the opening stages of conference play so over these next two weeks we're going to push it to the max to try to stay ahead of the curve. Let's see if you can keep up.
Also, we've caught fire on the gridiron, working our way to three consecutive winning weekends. Looking deeper, we've turned a profit in eight of the past 10 weeks in the NFL. We came up just short last week but I'm looking forward to getting back in the "W" column behind our NFL Postseason Game of the Year.
Here are a couple other games to keep your eye on:
Washington State at Southern California (10 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10)
The Cougars are one of the last remaining undefeated teams in the country and really struggled on their way to a win against Washington last weekend. Southern Cal has been erratic all season, but they are capable of stepping up their play, at home, in a marquee situation here. I know I'll be backing the Cougars if they are getting points here, but if we can steal four or five points on the home puppy I'll be on board.
Montana at Sacramento State (10 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 10)
Ultra-random game. But pray, PRAY, that the Grizzlies get hammered at Northern Arizona on Thursday. If they do, that could conceivably water down the odds of Montana on the road against the worst team in the Big Sky. The Grizzlies have been a huge disappointment at the window but I still believe they are a solid team. I'm just hoping they are undervalued going into a matchup against a clearly overmatched Sac. State club.
VEGAS SPORTS INFORMER
I'm sad to know that the college football season is now over and the bowl season has been very profitable for us here in Sin City. As of Monday morning we are 13-4, +29 Units in our last 17 bowl games and 20-11 overall in the bowl season. Another huge weekend for us in the NFL as well and our last 10 NFL plays we are 8-2 +22 Units. Saturday's NFL game between Pittsburgh and Jacksonville was one of the best games of the year. I'm glad to see Jacksonville win that game because I do believe that the Jaguars can give a better game to the Patriots then the Pittsburgh Steelers.
For you basketball fans last week started conference play in college basketball and in the NBA if you have a chance watch the Portland Trailblazers, watch them. They are one of the hottest team in the league but nobody talks about them because everybody will rather talk about the Boston Celtics. The Blazers are winning with team basketball and in the NBA team basketball is hard to find. No disrespect to the Boston Celtics but the Trailblazers don't have three future Hall of Famers on their team.
Here are three games that I have my eye on this week:
NFL Divisional Weekend (Saturday-Sunday) NFL
Saturday NFL football has two great matchups, but too bad everybody will be talking about the Jacksonville/New England game. The first game has Seattle against Green Bay and I would not be surprised to see Seattle upset the Green Bay Packers. The main game could also be a shocker and if Jacksonville can run the ball and play tough defense this game could be close.
Golden State at Portland (Wednesday 1/9) NBA
Great game in the Western Conference on Wednesday night as two sleepers that can make some noise all season long do battle. Portland will be the home favorite and if the number is small I might bite on the Blazers. What is this team going to look like next year when they have Greg Oden?!?
Boston at New Jersey (Friday 1/11) NBA
I'm talking about this game because if New Jersey can play team ball they can beat any team in the league. Friday night I need the Nets to play good ball because I'm starting to sweat my Chicago Bulls record of 72-10!
STRIKE POINTS SPORTS
Consistency -- it's all about continually producing and not resting on any laurels. And we've done that just as well if not better than anyone else around with that theme. We secured our seventh winning week out of eight this college basketball season, and have gone an unmatched 25-2 in winning weeks since the start of last season. We finished our bowl season 8-4 and have profited in seven of the last nine overall football weeks. With the NFL divisional round coming up, we'll be aiming for a big weekend with a strong Game of the Week selection in one of the intriguing match-ups.
Here are several this week's NFL match-ups we'll be eying:
Seattle at Green Bay
"We want the ball and we're gonna score." Those infamous words by Matt Hasselbeck turned out to burn him the last time these two faced each other in the postseason, but will this weekend's game in Lambeau be any different? Two impressive passing attacks will look to go back-and-forth for a spot in the NFC Championship Game.
San Diego at Indianapolis
It's fine and dandy to take care of business at home against a one-dimensional Titans offense, but can these Chargers go on the road away from the West Coast, and win a big game when it matters? It's tough to say, but one thing is for sure: it won't be Jim Sorgi that the Bolts will be facing this weekend.
New York at Dallas
I for one was shocked that Eli Manning didn't find a way to lose this game this past weekend in Tampa Bay. Credit to the New York defense for completely dominating, but can they do it again when facing a much stronger and versatile Cowboys' unit? Chances of a high scoring game seem evident, but the winner will be whoever wins the turnover battle and gets the key stops.
It was a great football weekend for yours truly as we hit our 8-unit NFL "Game of the Year" and it wasn't even close as the Steelers and Jags easily sailed over the total. The road to the Super Bowl continues this weekend with four divisional games and the one I really like is Seattle at Green Bay. I don't think the Seahawks have the offense weapons to do much against the vastly improved Packers defense. On the flip side, GB has found a running game and won't have to rely on Brett Favre to do it all.
January is my month to shine in College basketball and my NHL numbers are among the best at Doc's. I've produced positive profits and my winning percentage is consistently at or near 62 percent. Also, we've been on a 60-percent NBA run since Christmas. Also, here are some other games to watch:
Jacksonville at New England (8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12)
I may be in the minority, but I think Jacksonville can beat New England. They've got a great defense, but more importantly they've got a ground game that could eat up the clock and keep Tom Brady and Randy Moss off the field.
San Diego at Indianapolis (1 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 13)
The Chargers travel to Indianapolis to face the Colts, a team they defeated earlier this season in San Diego. It's very tough to go against Peyton Manning at home but the Chargers did pick him off six times in the first meeting, This promises to be a tremendous game.
Milwaukee at Los Angeles Lakers (10 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11)
This Lakers team is for real. 20-year-old Andrew Bynum is a beast down low, the bench contributes in a big way every night, and Kobe has turned into a leader on the floor. He's forgone the "shoot first, pass second" mentality, is getting everybody involved, and as a result LA is in the thick of the Western Conference chase. Milwaukee? Well they're just plain bad.