The Advisory Board: Weekly Prescription
by Doc's Advisory Board - 01/29/2008
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 we would love to have you along of the ride.
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In the meantime, here's the inside scoop into the betting world from the Advisory Board at Doc's Sports:
Doc's Sports is ready for another second-half surge in college basketball just like we did last year. It has already started with a victory in our College Game of the Year on Saturday. Our selection was Iowa, -7 over Penn State and the game was never in much doubt as the Lions have not been able to recover from the loss of Geary Claxton. This team is bad and will likely see a coaching change. They have mailed it in on the season and may not win a game the rest of the year. Unfortunately for the gambler, expect the lines to keep rising, as the oddsmakers always adjust to the current squad. But luckily for us, we got in under the gun with two big winners fading them last week.
Here are a couple of games to keep an eye out for:
Texas at Texas A&M (9 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30)
The Aggies picked up a nice road win against Oklahoma State on Saturday and recovered much better then Baylor did after their epic five-overtime affair last week. That being said, they are certainly not a Top 20 team in the country. The Horns have started to put it together after losing their conference opener to Missouri in blowout fashion. This is an important victory for the Aggies to get since they are seeing their NCAA Tournament hopes fading by the minute.
Wisconsin at Minnesota (2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 3)
The Border Battle is renewed with some energy finally coming from the Minnesota side with an improved team under First Year Coach Tubby Smith. The Badgers will be coming off a tough home game against Indiana and will not be able to take this game lightly, as this could be a landmark victory for the Gopher program. Minnesota has already suffered close home losses to Michigan State and Indiana and expect this game to be no different, as it will go right down to the wire.
Coming off the victory in our Game of the Year, we now look to Saturday and will release our SEC Game of the Year. We are 9-2 on these conference GOTY plays dating back to last season and this is a can't-miss play for any big game hunter. Oh yeah, there is also a big game taking place in Glendale, Arizona and Doc's Sports has you covered with an ALL-ACCESS Pass featuring a side play plus a couple of prop bets you don't want to miss. Receive every pick we make on the big game for only $29. Best of Luck and together lets have a great week.
VEGAS SPORTS INFORMER
I want to start out by giving a huge shout out to the Las Vegas Fire Department for the great job they did on Friday on the fire at Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino. I was on the strip when this fire started and I was amazed at how the fire fighters were able to control this fire. UNBELEIVEABLE!
Let Super Bowl week begin! Everybody knows who is in this game but not everybody knows that the Vegas Strip will have over 100 ways to bet this Super Bowl. Between the MGM Mirage, Las Vegas Hilton, and the Palms this game will have everything and anything to bet on. I wouldn't be surprised if you can bet who will wake up and go to the bathroom first on Super Bowl Sunday. Most likely the Super Bowl proposition sheets will have multiple wagers with Tom Brady against Eli Manning. I'm just wondering how many props will be up for Randy Moss, who does have a court appearance this week. But what is a Super Bowl without an athlete star in jail or in court?
Here are three games that I have my eye on this week:
Super Bowl 42 (Sunday, Feb. 3)
If the Patriots don't win this game this team will go down as the best NOT to win it all. And I'm sure the 1972 Dolphins will be in stitches if that happens. From a Vegas casino point of view I'm sure the books will need New England to win but not cover. For the Over/Under in this game I'm sure the public will be betting the over just because giving this Patriot offense two weeks to prepare could be trouble for the Giants "D".
Memphis at Houston (Wednesday, Jan. 30)
This could be the last chance a team will have a shot to win against the No. 1 team in college basketball. Everybody knows that Conference USA is not a tough conference so Memphis has a great shot at going undefeated before the Big Dance starts. Houston is a tough place to play and the Cougars are 11-1 at home and 4-0 against CUSA opponents.
Thursday Night NBA (Thursday, Jan. 31)
This Thursday has some great games in the NBA. The Lakers are at Detroit, Dallas at Boston and San Antonio at Phoenix. I'm leaning towards Detroit over LA just because the Lakers are small inside without Bynum. I'm hoping Dallas wins against Boston just because right now I dislike all Boston teams. And Phoenix needs a big win against a winning team for a confidence boost.
STRIKE POINT SPORTS
It's finally Super Bowl week, but while most of the country will be focusing on the big game in Phoenix, we have our eye on Saturday. That's because we are releasing our College Basketball Game of the Year. This is our strongest play all season -- we cashed this play last season -- and we'll look for two consecutive big winners this weekend.
Here are several Saturday CBB matchups we'll be eying:
Kansas at Kansas State
A lot of the experts have said if the Jayhawks are going to slip up, it's going to be here in Manhattan. I, however, am not buying it. Yes, the Wildcats have come on strong behind the duo of Michael Beasley and Bill Walker, but when it comes down to the wire, not many teams are as effective both on offense and defense as this Kansas team. Rock Chalk keeps on moving without a loss.
Indiana at Wisconsin
Probably the best Big Ten matchup so far this year, however, that doesn't mean too much to me with how soft this conference has looked. Both will be coming in off upset losses -- the Hoosiers from a home loss to short-handed UConn, and the Badgers from a close setback to upstart Purdue. I'd say the home Wisconsin faithful help get their team going back in the right direction.
Stanford at Washington State
The Cougs have slipped up of late. They split last week's pair of games, but just as easily could have dropped their game to Arizona State on Saturday. Stanford, meanwhile, is on fire, and arguably the West Coast's hottest program. They disposed on Cal this past weekend and have now won five of their last six league games.
I begin this final week of January with a RENEWED COMMITMENT to give you a strong finishing kick over the next several weeks of the basketball campaign.
Super Bowl 42 in Glendale, Arizona is just six days away. The Patriots remain 12-point favorites over the Giants. I'll have my plays for the big game available on Thursday along with some of my historically profitable proposition plays.
I'm back to work in the NHL. This has been my strongest fall sport to date. In the first half of the season, I earned +18 units on the ice. My goal is to hit +50 by the end of the regular season.
I've got very positive thoughts about the weeks ahead. I invite you to jump on board with me as we finish January STRONG and hit February with a FLOURISH.