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Jim Hurley’s Network - Jim Sez for Friday, May 29 …

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 12:00 AM

IT’S A BASKETBALL-FREE SPORTS WEEKENDON THE COURT, SO LET’S CRANK UPTHE BASEBALL RUMOR MILL PLUS THERE’S MORE MLB NEWS & NOTES …OKAY, SO WE KEEP THE UPCOMING NBA FINALSON THE BACK-BURNER WITH FUN FACTS/FIGURES If you happened to believe that the Houston Astros (30-18) were going to enter the last weekend in May with the largest lead among all first-place teams in Major-League Baseball, then bully for you!The fact of the matter is the ‘Stros – sporting a solid 6-game lead over the Seattle Mariners while heading into last night’s action – have been the numero uno story in the…

Tony Salinas - Jim Sez for Thursday, May 28 …

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 12:00 AM

EXTRA, EXTRA –IT’S YOUR FIRST LOOK ATTHIS YEAR’S NBA FINALSAS THE HYPE BEGINS FORCAVS-WARRIORSHear ye, hear ye …According to the Las Vegas experts, we’re right where we should be heading into next week’s NBA Finals:The Golden State Warriors – fresh off last night’s 104-90 win/cover against 9.5-point underdog Houston in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals – entered this year’s playoffs listed as a 5-to-2 betting favorite to win the championship while the Cleveland Cavaliers were a tad closer to a 3-to-1 price to win it all … so no major surprise that both of these megastar-driven teams made…

Wayne Allyn Root - Cincinnati Reds in a Free Fall

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 9:45 AM

Wayne Root: Cincinnati Reds in a Free FallThe KING OF UPSETS is always on the lookout for live dog situations in all Las Vegas betting sports. But, there's a big difference between how WAYNE ALLYN ROOT does things when compared to other "focus on underdog" approaches. I don't care about line value per se (though that's obviously important). I want an underdog that has a real chance to win the game.And, THAT means I try to avoid underdogs who are dealing with internal chemistry issues, or may have tuned out their manager (or head coach).The Cincinnati Reds are a great…

Jim Hurley’s Network - Jim Sez for Wednesday, May 27 …

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 12:00 AM

THE NBA PLAYOFFS:IS IT PARTY TIME FOR THE G-STATE WARRIORS?…PLUS MLB KEY STATS …AND NFL NEWS & NOTESIt’s been 40 long years since the last time the Golden State Warriors played in an NBA Finals … guess the feeling is they could afford to wait another couple of days then to wrap up their Western Conference Finals after getting whacked 128-115 by the 4.5-point home underdog Houston Rockets this past Monday Night in a Game 4 bash.No doubt the Warriors are breathing a sigh of relief after the nasty fall-to-the-floor by MVP Stephen Curry wasn’t as bad as it appeared…

Jim Hurley’s Network - Jim Sez for Monday, May 25 …

Monday, May 25, 2015 at 12:00 AM

THE NBA PLAYOFFS:WARRIORS LOOK TO BRINGOUT THE BROOMS IN HOUSTON;WHILE THE CAVALIERS ARE THINKING SWEEPTOO COME TUESDAY NITE …THE BASEBALL REPORT:HOLIDAY WEEKEND NOISEMAKERSOkay, so sweeps are rarer than you might think come these NBA Conference Finals – we looked it up and there’s been just a pair of sweeperoos in this round since the 2001 post-season:The San Antonio Spurs put the brooms to the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA’s Western Finals back in 2013 and go all the way back to the 2003 season and you’ll recall the then-New Jersey Nets swept the Detroit Pistons 4-zip in an Eastern Finals…

Jim Hurley’s Network - Jim Sez for Friday, May 22 …

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 12:00 AM

THERE’S MORE NBA PLAYOFF GOODIES!WARRIORS GO UP TWO-ZIP IN THE WEST BUT THEY SUREARE COSTING THEIR BACKERS LOTS OF $$$ …PLUS A CAVS-HAWKS GAME 2 PREVIEW …THE BASEBALL REPORT:WHAT-TO-WATCH ON THIS HOLIDAY WEEKENDINCLUDING A KEY CARDS-ROYALS SHOWDOWNA not-so-funny thing is happening to the Golden State Warriors seemingly now on their way to the NBA Finals … they’re costing their “financial backers” lots of cool, hard cash!Last night’s thrill-a-minute Game 2 of the NBA’s Western Conference Finals – a 99-98 non-cover win by the 10-point favorite Warriors over the Houston Rockets – wound up being the fifth time in seven home…

Wayne Allyn Root - Early MLB Surprises

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 5:24 PM

Wayne Root: Early MLB SurprisesYou know that THE KING OF UPSETS is always looking for teams who have surprised the market in one way or another. If you can catch a surprise team on the way up, you can make a lot of money against stubborn oddsmakers. That's particularly true in baseball because nobody trusts small sample sizes. Of course, you can also make a lot of money fading teams on the way down. We have several teams this season who haven't been nearly as good as expected.Heading into Memorial Day Weekend seems like a great time to get caught…

Jim Hurley’s Network - Jim Sez for Thursday, May 21 …

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 12:00 AM

THE NBA PLAYOFFS UPDATE:CAVS COP THE GAME 1 WIN IN EASTERN FINALS OVER THE HAWKS PLUS WE PREVIEW TONIGHT’S GAME 2 OFROCKETS-WARRIORS IN WESTERN FINALS …POST-LOTTERY NEWS/NOTES/RUMORS …THE BASEBALL REPORT:QUICK-HITTER NOTES FROM WEDNESDAY’S GAMESRemember way back when in TV-land when the question was this …“Who shot J.R.?”Hey, we’ve got a new take when it comes to the here-and-now NBA Playoffs – and this J.R. has nothing to do with Dallas or actor Larry Hagman or any of those 1980s television folks.J.R. Smith – the former goofball guard of the New York Knicks (the same guy that untied opponent shoelaces at…

Jim Hurley’s Network - Jim Sez for Wednesday, May 20 …

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 12:00 AM

THE NBA DRAFT LOTTERY –THE T-WOLVES NAB THE TOP CHOICEWHILE LUCKY LAKERS GRAB THE #2 PICK …PLUS OUR EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS PREVIEWAS CAVS-HAWKS COLLIDE WITH GAME 1 TONIGHT …AND WE HIT THE REWIND BUTTONON G-STATE’S 110-106 NON-COVER WIN VERSUS HOUSTON IN WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS OPENER They were celebrating in the Twin Cities and in the City of Angels too – not so much in New York and Philadelphia, however.The 31st Annual NBA Draft Lottery was chock full of fun if you happen to root, root, root for the perennially-poor Minnesota Timberwolves who – with a team-high 25 percent chance to…

Wayne Allyn Root - Will We See Any Shockers in the NBA Conference Finals

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 5:07 PM

Wayne Root: Will We See Any Shockers in the NBA Conference Finals?The series prices are already up in Las Vegas for the Eastern and Western Conference Finals...and it's clear that we have heavy favorites in the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors.Cleveland -200, vs. Atlanta +170Golden State -800, vs. Houston +600Normally, when you see a baseball favorite of -200, you think of that as an absolute mismatch. But, Cleveland's -200 over the Hawks is dwarfed by that -800 for Golden State over the Rockets!Should everyone just ignore the Conference Finals and wait for the inevitable Warriors/Cavaliers championship showdown?NOT SO…

Jim Hurley’s Network - Jim Sez for Monday, May 18 …

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 12:00 AM

IT’S NBA CONFERENCE FINALS TIME!HOUSTON AT GOLDEN STATEHITS THE HARDWOOD FIRST ON TUESDAYNITE PLUS WE HAVE SOME “FORECAST FUN”WITH THE NBA DRAFT LOTTERY …THE BASEBALL REPORTGee, wonder how many times the famous Rudy Tomjanovich line – “Don’t ever – ever – underestimate the heart of a champion” has been played and replayed on Houston-area TV and radio the past 24 hours?No doubt the Houston Rockets – now the ninth NBA team to overcome a three games-to-one series deficit in a playoff round – earned all the kudos following their 113-100 win in Sunday’s Game 7 bash against the visiting Los…

Tony Salinas - Jim Sez for Friday, May 15 …

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 12:00 AM

THE NBA PLAYOFFS REPORT:CAN THE HAWKS AND/OR WARRIORSCLINCH THEIR ROUND II SERIES ON THE ROADTONIGHT AFTER THE CAVS CLINCHED A BERTHIN THE EASTERN FINALS (WHILE THE CLIPPERSGAG BIG-TIME IN GAME 6 VERSUS THE ROCKETS) …PLUS KEY NBA SPREAD NEWS/NOTES ON ALL FOUR OF TONIGHT’S TEAMS …THE MLB UPDATE:BEST WEEKEND SERIES AHEADStunning. Shocking. And downright unbelievable.Okay, use your own English to describe what happened to the Los Angeles Clippers late last night when Doc Rivers’ still-immature team blew a 19-point second-half lead and simply blew a series clincher in that 119-107 loss to the 8.5-point underdog Houston Rockets.We shall be having…

Tony Salinas - Jim Sez for Thursday, May 14 …

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 12:00 AM

THE NBA PLAYOFF UPDATE –CAVS & CLIPS LOOK TO WRAPUP THINGS TONIGHT IN A PAIR OFGAME 6 HOEDOWNS …THE BASEBALL REPORT:THE FIVE-BEST “UNDER THE RADAR”STORIES IN THE BIGS SO FARThe Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Clippers – two franchises that have never/ever won an NBA Championship – both have the confetti and balloons ready this evening as they both look to close out their respective series in six games a piece.The funny thing is Cleveland’s been tangled up with Chicago for a batch of close games this Eastern Conference semifinal round series – back-to-back buzzer-beaters in Games 3 and…

Jim Hurley’s Network - Jim Sez Wednesday May !3

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 12:00 AM

NFL NEWS & NOTES –WHAT TOM BRADY’S BEEN “REALLY WORTH”TO PATS BACKERS THESE LAST FEW YEARS …THE BASEBALL REPORT:KEY LEFTY/RIGHTY STATS …PLUS THE NBA PLAYOFFSROCK ON IN ATLANTA & GOLDEN STATEWITH GAME 5 TILTS TONIGHTHow deflating for the fans of the NFL’s New England Patriots:The news that was announced shortly after 5:30 p.m. ET this past Monday that QB Tom Brady would be suspended for a total of four regular-season games (plus the lost #1 draft pick in 2016, the fourth-round draft pick in 2017 and a million bucks too) for his role in “DeflateGate” was harsher than we ever…

Wayne Allyn Root - I Told You NBA Surprises Were in Store!

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 7:24 PM

Wayne Root: I Told You NBA Surprises Were in Store!As a disappointingly boring first round of the NBA Playoffs was wrapping up, I alerted you that the stage was set for a bunch of surprises in Round Two. But, even THE KING OF UPSETS was a bit surprised when all the pre-series favorites fell behind 2-1 in their matchups.*Top seed in the East Atlanta fell behind 2-1 to underdog Washington even though Wizards star John Wall suffered a fractured wrist! The Hawks were favored by four points this past Saturday, yet trailed by 21 in the fourth quarter before rallying…

Tony Salinas - Jim Sez for Monday, May 11

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 12:00 AM

THE NBA PLAYOFFS REALLY HEAT UP!!!Say it with us, ladies and gents –This past weekend the NBA Playoffs gave us not one, not two but three buzzer-beater games in all (just none of them in Los Angeles, okay?) and so last-second thrillers – all in the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round, as a matter of fact – has pro hoop fans clamoring for more – wouldn’t you say?We head into this new work week with Washington up on Atlanta two games-to-one while Cleveland and Chicago’s knotted up two games apiece; plenty of drama in the West where Memphis looks to garner…

Jim Hurley’s Network - Jim Sez for Friday, May 8 …

Friday, May 8, 2015 at 12:00 AM

HERE ARE TONIGHT’SNBA PLAYOFF PREVIEWSAS CAVS-BULLS, ROCKETS-CLIPS COLLIDE …THE BASEBALL REPORT:WE CHECK OUT THE TIGERS-ROYALSMARQUEE MATCHUP (AND MORE!)Round One of this year’s NBA Playoffs brought us just one seven-game series (see Los Angeles Clippers over the San Antonio Spurs in a real beauty!) – but are we possibly headed to a few “go-the-distance” series here in this conference semifinal round?The NBA took a rare night off Thursday but you can’t help but to see the symmetry here as we “daydream” about seven-game sets all around as all four on-going series currently are knotted at a game apiece while heading into…

Jim Hurley’s Network - Jim Sez for Thursday, May 7 …

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 12:00 AM

THE NBA PLAYOFF UPDATE —THE WEDNESDAY NITE GAME #2 RE-CAPS …THE BASEBALL REPORT:A RUNDOWN OF THE STARS NOT HITTINGSO FAR THIS 2015 SEASONAND MORE “FUN FACTS”The NBA Playoffs will take a one-night “break in the action” here on this Thursday evening — it’s the first night off since the post-season started back on Saturday, April 18 — but let’s review what happened in last night’s Game 2 tilts from Cleveland and Houston:WESTERN CONFERENCE —HOUSTON 115, LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS 109 — Series tied 1-1It sure was looking as if the two-game absence of Clippers point guard Chris Paul (hamstring) wasn’t gonna…

Jim Hurley’s Network - Jim Sez for Wednesday 6 …

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 12:00 AM

THE JIM SEZ REPORT –WE TACKLE SOME HOT TOPICS ASBULLS, CLIPPERS SWIPE GAME 1ROAD WINS BUT HAVE NBA PLAYOFFVISITING SIDES BEEN REAL MONEY-MAKERSTHIS SPRING? …OUR QUICKIE GAME #2 WEDNESDAY PREVIEWS …PLUS SCORING’S DOWN IN MLBBUT EVEN YOU’LL BE SURPRISED WHAT TEAMS HAVE “MINUS” RUN DIFFERENTIALS THESE DAYSThe theory is as old as dirt – if you’re an NBA playoff team that fashions itself as a potential champion, you had better win on the road.And cover too.Right?As we’ve seen in these ongoing NBA Eastern and Western Conference Semifinal Round series this week, road teams won outright as underdogs of 4.5-or-more points…

Wayne Allyn Root - Mets and Yankees Off To GREAT Starts!

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 2:50 PM

Wayne Root: Mets and Yankees Off To GREAT Starts!You longtime readers know that I'm a New Yorker at heart, even though I've lived out here in Las Vegas for many years now. As I've told you in the past, I was born in Mt. Vernon, New York as a true S.O.B. (son of a butcher!). I still follow the teams of my youth very closely. And, as a Las Vegas bettor, I still have great information pipelines back to and from the Big Apple.From that perspective, it's great to see how well the Mets and Yankees have been playing so…

Jim Hurley’s Network - Jim Sez for Monday, May 4 …

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 12:00 AM

THE NBA PLAYOFF REPORT:HEY, ARE THE WIZARDS EVERGONNA LOSE A GAME?PLUS ALL THE SECOND-ROUND UPDATES AND OUR NBA PLAYOFF POINTSPREAD CHART …BASEBALL NEWS/NOTES:“NO BLOOD” AS TIGERS-ROYALSSPLIT THEIR FOUR-GAME SET IN KC(AND WE CHECK OUT WHAT’S STRAIGHTAHEAD FOR BOTH AL CENTRAL SQUADS)So, what did you think about the “Saturday Sports Spectacular” that just went down this past weekend?No doubt the really big winners included Floyd Mayweather, American Pharoah and … a drum roll, please … the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers.The boxer and the pony were truly front-and-center in last Saturday’s feverish sports world but you unquestionably snatched up more for your…

Wayne Allyn Root - Behind the Numbers: Why Football Might be bettor

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Is it possible football owes its popularity to television and gambling?Baseball was the undisputed national pastime until the 1960s, when televisions popped up in everyone's living rooms and football head-butted its way into the hearts of Americans."You could watch your 'investment' run for touchdown or sack the QB," said Wayne Allyn Root, a professional sports handicapper and Las Vegas odds maker. "The synergy of TV and gambling made and makes football."Sports betting may be behind some of football's popularity. Here, the Westgate Superbook Race & Sportsbook in Las Vegas.(AP Photo/John Locher) Associated PressSports betting may be behind some of football's…

Jim Hurley’s Network - Jim Sez for Friday, May 1 …

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 12:00 AM

THE NFL DRAFT:OUR FIRST-ROUND ANALYSES AS MANY TEAMS DON’T, IN FACT,“GET THEIR MAN”…PLUS HAWKS-NETS SQUARE OFFIN TONIGHT’S GAME 6 AS NBA PLAYOFFS OPENING-ROUND CONTINUESOkay, so Round I of this year’s 2015 NFL Draft has been put to bed – and we’ll weigh in with some keen Jim Sez analyses for all 32 opening-round selections in just a second but first this observation …What the folks on ESPN and the NFL Network didn’t tell you about Round I of this 2015 NFL Draft is that many of the teams selecting in the top half of the draft “settled” for their picks…

Wayne Allyn Root - Finding Over/Under Shockers in NBA Playoffs

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 6:41 PM

Wayne Root: Finding Over/Under "Shockers" in NBA PlayoffsMost of the space in my web articles is devoted to finding upsets or shockers from a team side perspective in the major betting sports. This transition time between the end of the first round and the beginning of the second round in the 2015 NBA Playoffs seemed like the ideal spot to talk about "shockers" of another kind.Sometimes the best betting value in an NBA game is on the Over/Under. We've seen several examples already of "outlier" games that ended up very far away from the market expectation. In fact, we've seen…

Jim Hurley’s Network - Jim Sez for Thursday, April 30 …

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM

THE NFL DRAFT:WE GO ‘ROUND THE LEAGUEAND CHECK OUT THE HOT RUMORS …PLUS THE NBA PLAYOFFS REPORT:BULLS, SPURS LOOK TO CLINCH TONITEAFTER GRIZZLIES CLINCH THEIR SERIES LAST NITEWhen it comes to tonight’s NFL Draft in Chicago, the most popular question of the week has been …“Have you heard the one (trade) about so-and-so?”Hey, let’s face it – in the past few days we’ve heard lots of rumblings about big names getting traded here on the first night of the NFL Draft from new Philadelphia QB Sam Bradford going to Cleveland, to Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson getting shipped to either Arizona…

Jim Hurley’s Network - Jim Sez 2015 NFL Mock Draft

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 4:40 PM

OUR NFL MOCK DRAFT IS HERE!!!Give the National Football League plenty of props ... there's been more intrigue surrounding this year's Draft than we can ever remember with major "names" at the very top of this draft.Now, it's our turn to weigh in and deliver our 2015 NFL Mock Draft and we'll do it Jim Sez style as we bring you the way we see Round I turning out Thursday night (8 p.m. ET on ESPN and NFL Network) from the great city of Chicago.Hey - as usual - we've jazzed up the Draft even further with a couple of…

Wayne Allyn Root - Doors Opening for Potential NBA Cinderellas

Monday, April 27, 2015 at 5:56 PM

Wayne Root: Doors Opening for Potential NBA CinderellasThe 2015 NBA Playoffs have been fairly disappointing so far in terms of excitement and drama. There have been a few great games. There have been some exhilarating moments scattered across the brackets. But, for the most part...the series have been ending in workmanlike fashion. The only series upset was a 4-0 sweep for Washington!What's most interesting to me as THE KING OF UPSETS is how the door may be opening for potential Cinderella stories later in the proceedings. It was initially believed that the Conference Finals and Championship round were going to…

Jim Hurley’s Network - Jim Sez for Monday, April 27 …

Monday, April 27, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Jim Sez for Monday, April 27 …THE NFL DRAFT REPORT:IT’S TIME TO CHECK OUTTHE TOP QUARTERBACKS …NBA DRAFT UPDATE:THE CLIPPERS STEAL THEWEEKEND HEADLINES(BUT CAN THEY “HOLD SERVE” in GAME 5IN L.A. ON TUESDAY NIGHT?)PLUS MORE PLAYOFF GOODIES …MLB NEWS & NOTES:PUIG, WAINWRIGHT ARE DL-BOUNDDrum roll, please.Our NFL Draft position-by-position analyses have filled these Jim Sez pages in recent weeks but we’ve come to the final installment … The Quarterbacks.Heck, there have been more words printed (and verbalized over the airwaves) regarding both Florida State QB Jameis Winston and Oregon QB Marcus Mariota to fill a thick bound book and so…

Wayne Allyn Root - Where Have All The Upsets Gone?

Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 3:59 PM

Wayne Root: Where Have all the Upsets Gone?!If you've been watching the 2015 NBA Playoffs, you know that upsets have been few and far between. Instead of having a bunch of matchups that are knotted up at one apiece through two games, we're seeing SEVEN of the eight with a 2-0 series advantage!The only real surprise is Washington winning twice as an underdog in Toronto. That's a pair of upsets likely leading to a series upset. Other than those two, the only other game upset was San Antonio over the LA Clippers in that late overtime thriller Wednesday Night.  That's…

Wayne Allyn Root - Can KC Royals Extend Their Cinderella Story

Monday, April 20, 2015 at 2:46 PM

Wayne Root: Can KC Royals Extend Their Cinderella Story?Last year the Kansas City Royals were one of the biggest surprise entries in the World Series EVER. Nobody gave them a shot before the season started. Nobody gave them a shot when the playoffs started. Nobody believed their eyes as the team kept right on winning the American League. Then, in the offseason, they were a popular "Under" pick against regular season victory totals in Las Vegas even though oddsmakers had only projected a .500 season.But, two weeks into the 2015 campaign, the Royals are still winning! They're off to a…

Wayne Allyn Root - Finding Upsets in the NBA’s First Round

Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 2:26 PM

Wayne Root: Finding Upsets in the NBA's First RoundThe NBA Playoffs begin Saturday, so you know that THE KING OF UPSETS WAYNE ALLYN ROOT is already hard at work trying to find potential upset calls in any of the eight first round series and on a game-by-game basis. Today I'm going to talk to you about general principles for finding shockers in the first round of the NBA's postseason.First, it's important to remember is that it's much harder for a team to score an upset in a full series than it is in an individual game. The best-of-seven format strongly…

Rocky Atkinson - Handicapping The NBA Injury Report Thursday 4-2-15

Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM

HANDICAPPING THE NBA INJURY REPORT - Thursday 4-2-15Every day I look at the NBA injury report. I start off with the first team and see who is listed on the report. These are the average number of points these teams will be without tonight.HERE IS MY TABLE FOR CALCULATING INJURIES:OUT: Take players average points per game and multiply by 1 DOUBTFUL: Take players average points per game and multiply by .75 QUESTIONABLE: Take players average points per game and multiply by .50 PROBABLE: Take players average points per game and multiply by .25Here are the results for today’s NBA matchups…

Rocky Atkinson - Handicapping The NBA Injury Report Wednesday 4-1-15

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 12:00 AM

HANDICAPPING THE NBA INJURY REPORT - Wednesday 4-1-15Every day I look at the NBA injury report. I start off with the first team and see who is listed on the report. These are the average number of points these teams will be without tonight.HERE IS MY TABLE FOR CALCULATING INJURIES:OUT: Take players average points per game and multiply by 1 DOUBTFUL: Take players average points per game and multiply by .75 QUESTIONABLE: Take players average points per game and multiply by .50 PROBABLE: Take players average points per game and multiply by .25Here are the results for today’s NBA matchups…

Rocky Atkinson - Handicapping The NBA Injury Report Tuesday 3-31-15

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 12:00 AM

HANDICAPPING THE NBA INJURY REPORT - Tuesday 3-31-15Every day I look at the NBA injury report. I start off with the first team and see who is listed on the report. These are the average number of points these teams will be without tonight.HERE IS MY TABLE FOR CALCULATING INJURIES:OUT: Take players average points per game and multiply by 1 DOUBTFUL: Take players average points per game and multiply by .75 QUESTIONABLE: Take players average points per game and multiply by .50 PROBABLE: Take players average points per game and multiply by .25Here are the results for today’s NBA matchups for…

Rocky Atkinson - Handicapping The NBA Injury Report Monday 3-30-15

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM

HANDICAPPING THE NBA INJURY REPORT - Monday 3-30-15Every day I look at the NBA injury report. I start off with the first team and see who is listed on the report. These are the average number of points these teams will be without tonight.HERE IS MY TABLE FOR CALCULATING INJURIES:OUT: Take players average points per game and multiply by 1 DOUBTFUL: Take players average points per game and multiply by .75 QUESTIONABLE: Take players average points per game and multiply by .50 PROBABLE: Take players average points per game and multiply by .25Here are the results for today’s NBA matchups for…

Tony George - Handicapping the NCAA - NIT Tourneys

Monday, March 16, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Ah yes, Bracket Madness is here, and office pools are buzzing already on Monday, and of course Las Vegas is bracing for the biggest wagering event of the year.  The only hetero-sexual males not having some sort of action in March Madness this week and weekend are in the cemetery.    Yes indeed it is Kentucky and everyone else this year, but they will have to side step some landmines here as they will face teams vastly better than the weak SEC offered them in the regular season in this tourney.  They have Kansas (who will be out early), potential rematch with Wichita State and…

Ross Benjamin - Carroll takes Belichik off the Hook

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 12:00 AM

By Ross Benjamin It doesn’t take a football aficionado in order to comprehend the much publicized play call by Seattle, resulting in a game saving interception by New England, was a blunder of epic proportions. The subject has been beaten to death over the last couple days by every media source possible in addition to social media. What I’m totally baffled by was the time management gaffe committed by Bill Belichick during Seattle’s final offensive possession. As a matter of fact, I’ve read little if any references made in regards to that exact subject. The Patriots had two timeouts left and chose…

Rocky Atkinson - Handicapping The NBA Injury Report Tuesday 2-3-15

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 12:00 AM

HANDICAPPING THE NBA INJURY REPORT - Tuesday 2-3-15Every day I look at the NBA injury report. I start off with the first team and see who is listed on the report. These are the average number of points these teams will be without tonight.HERE IS MY TABLE FOR CALCULATING INJURIES:OUT: Take players average points per game and multiply by 1 DOUBTFUL: Take players average points per game and multiply by .75 QUESTIONABLE: Take players average points per game and multiply by .50 PROBABLE: Take players average points per game and multiply by .25Here are the results for today’s NBA matchups for…

Wayne Allyn Root - Wayne Root 2014 Season Wrap-Up

Monday, February 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Wayne Root 2014 Season Wrap-Up   By Wayne Allyn Root This was a great season. I hit big game winners from beginning to end. We cleaned up versus the Sportsbooks. But the Seattle Super Bowl loss was perhaps THE toughest loss I've ever seen in any game in my 30 years picking point spread winners. What a lousy way to end a great season- with a SURE THING victory 1 yard away…and they never get in. That pass play was the worst call in Super Bowl history. You have only 2 choices there…either run the ball 3 times with "The Beast" to gain 1 yard… Or roll out QB Russell Wilson with the…

Rocky Atkinson - Handicapping The NBA Injury Report Tuesday 1-27-15

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Every day I look at the NBA injury report. I start off with the first team and see who is listed on the report. These are the average number of points these teams will be without tonight.HERE IS MY TABLE FOR CALCULATING INJURIES:OUT: Take players average points per game and multiply by 1 DOUBTFUL: Take players average points per game and multiply by .75 QUESTIONABLE: Take players average points per game and multiply by .50 PROBABLE: Take players average points per game and multiply by .25Here are the results for today’s NBA matchups for Tuesday 1-27-15!  Beside the team you…

Ross Benjamin - NHL Special Teams Efficiency Ratings

Monday, January 26, 2015 at 11:38 AM

One of the key components that I’ve incorporated when evaluating NHL teams is using what I refer to as the special teams rating. The equation is quite simple. I take the percentage of time that a team converts on their power play attempts, and then add that number to the percentage in which that same team kills off power play chances by the opposition. I’ve illustrated an example below. Example: The Boston Bruins have been successful in scoring a goal on 17.4% of their power play attempts this season, and they’ve also denied the opposition from scoring on 82.8% of their…

Rocky Atkinson - Handicapping The NBA Injury Report Thursday 1-22-15

Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Every day I look at the NBA injury report. I start off with the first team and see who is listed on the report. These are the average number of points these teams will be without tonight.HERE IS MY TABLE FOR CALCULATING INJURIES: OUT: Take players average points per game and multiply by 1 DOUBTFUL: Take players average points per game and multiply by .75 QUESTIONABLE: Take players average points per game and multiply by .50 PROBABLE: Take players average points per game and multiply by .25 Here are the results for today’s NBA matchups for Thursday 1-22-15!  Beside the team you…

Wayne Allyn Root - BETTING COLLEGE BASKETBALL WITH-IN THEIR CONFERENCE; OBSERVING THE RE-MATCH GAME

Friday, January 16, 2015 at 12:00 AM

BETTING COLLEGE BASKETBALL WITH-IN THEIR CONFERENCE;OBSERVING THE RE-MATCH GAME by WAYNE ALLYN ROOT Game 1One of the beauties of college basketball is added information...make that current information. In football, if Ohio St get defeated by Wisconsin, it's one year until they have a re-match. Many things change with-in a year's time. But in college basketball, if Ohio St get embarrassed and blown out by Wisconsin, they may meet again in 2 to 3 weeks. These factor must be weighed and measured. Game 1 needs to by analyzed and studied with questions asked if there was a valid reason for the blowout. Were they…

Wayne Allyn Root - NFL TOP 10 REPORT; WEEK 16

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 4:14 PM

NFL TOP 10 REPORT; WEEK 16by Wayne Allyn Root No the Green Bay loss to the Buffalo Bills was not a surprising loss. I had that pegged as my NFL Shocker Game of the Year. When your team has 3 great pass rushers lead by Mario Williams, look out! Peyton Manning went deep all day against San Diego and then balanced the game finding a late season running game. The Seahawks are peaking at the right time and are prepared to make their defense known to all! And then there's New England and Tom Brady. It seems like 14 weeks ago…

Wayne Allyn Root - WEEK 15 NFL TOP 10

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 11:15 AM

WEEK 15 NFL TOP 10by Wayne Allyn Root WOW! It's amazing how the season revolves from the start to now with all the peaks and valleys. Green Bay began the season losing and opening up the NFC North. Seattle was written off until the "No-Mercy" Percy trade to the Jets and have now come roaring back to be a game behind Arizona and looking to defend their Super Bowl title. Then we got to witness New England get blown out at Kansas City and the downfall of the Bill and Tom duo.They have now won 7 of 8, only losing in a good road…

Wayne Allyn Root - NFL TOP 10 for WEEK #12

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 12:34 PM

NFL TOP 10 for WEEK #12by WAYNE ALLYN ROOT  It seems that all anybody talks about when discussing the top NFL Football teams are New England, Denver and Green Bay. What about those desert rats from Phoenix? The team with the best record and the best defense. The only team that has been within 7 points or less entering the 4th quarter in every game this season. The Phoenix Cardinals- the only team that has also won 3 of 4 games this year with their backup quarterback under center. So let's be fair and add Arizona into the conversation!  1) NEW…

Wayne Allyn Root - HEISMAN WATCH....WEEK 12

Monday, November 17, 2014 at 11:22 AM

HEISMAN WATCH....WEEK 12  "The outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence." by Wayne Allyn Root  The 2014 Heisman went into over-load Saturday with some incredible performances resulting in a smorgasbord of choices as the season winds down. It seems that Marcus Mariota had things all locked up but then Saturday happened. Anyone can have an opinion but it's usually about the money behind the votes and Bovada says it's still Mariota by a wide margin. But there are a few games left and if last Saturday scrambled things up, let's not give the Trophy out just yet. Bovada's…

Wayne Allyn Root - NCAA TOP 10 REPORT, WEEK 12

Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 1:46 PM

NCAA TOP 10 REPORT, WEEK 12by Wayne Allyn Root This is what College football is all about. The highs and lows. The ebb and tide. The fumble by Utah turning a 14-0 game into a 7-7 momentum changer. Then rewarded as the Committee moves them into the Top 4. Incredible. To top it off, they even jumped Florida St. Alabama goes where few have returned with a W into Cajun Country just to see TCU jump them. Now that's a high for the Horned Frogs but a low-blow for the Crimson. Notre Dame had no Irish Luck in the desert as…

Rocky Atkinson - Handicapping The NBA Injury Report! Friday 11-7-14

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Every day I look at the NBA injury report. I start off with the first team and see who is listed on the report. These are the average number of points these teams will be without tonight.HERE IS MY TABLE FOR CALCULATING INJURIES: OUT: Take players average points per game and multiply by 1 DOUBTFUL: Take players average points per game and multiply by .75 QUESTIONABLE: Take players average points per game and multiply by .50 PROBABLE: Take players average points per game and multiply by .25 Here are the results for today’s NBA matchups for Friday 11-7-14! Atlanta - 0Charlotte - 2.8Minnesota…

Wayne Allyn Root - NFL TOP 10 REPORT; WEEK 10

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 10:12 AM

NFL TOP 10 REPORT; WEEK 10by Wayne Allyn Root Thru the first 9 weeks, no team has held the top spot for more than three weeks and this week is no different as Denver must gracefully exit the mantle and move down to Number 3. But who is really Number 1? The 7-1 Cardinals that beat a Romo-less Dallas team and plays in the toughest division in the NFL, or New England Patriots who woke up 4 weeks ago embarrassed by Kansas City and has come back to destroy all opponents? The biggest surprise is the erratic play of the 49ers.…

Wayne Allyn Root - NCAA TOP 10 REPORT; WEEK 11

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 10:10 AM

NCAA TOP 10 REPORT; WEEK 11 by Wayne Allyn Root There was not much shake up at the top after reveling the second week of rankings by the Bowl Selection Committee. Mississippi State, Florida St and Auburn lead the top 3 while Oregon moved ahead of Alabama after their win over Stanford and Bama's bye week. The SEC West looks like it will dismantle itself this month as it beats itself up with Ole Miss, LSU and Arkansas playing the spoiler role. The Big 10 has one shot in that Michigan St has to beat Ohio St and then beat Nebraska for…

Wayne Allyn Root - NFL TOP 10: WEEK #9

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 11:39 AM

NFL TOP 10: WEEK #9by Wayne Allyn RootWe have reached the halfway mark and need to analyze some things that we missed earlier or never saw coming. Most figured entering the NFL season that Seattle would be on top. At 5-3, they are struggling somewhat not only on the field but in the clubhouse. This writer/handicapper has warned everyone since week 2 that this was not last years Championship team. The 49er's are not even in the Top 10 and who saw that coming. A very popular team by the betting public was Cincinnati and they won just 1 game…

Wayne Allyn Root - HEISMAN TROPHY WATCH FOR WEEK 10

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 9:38 AM

HEISMAN TROPHY WATCH FOR WEEK 10 by Wayne Allyn Root The Heisman Trophy is awarded annually to the most outstanding player in college football in the United States whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. The following have met that requirement so far in the 2014 College Football season. There are others, but these are the most likely candidates to be invited to the Downtown Athletic Club in New York City. 1) DAK PRESCOTT--Mississippi State; (QB). Miss St is number 1 because of their defensive play this season. They are ranked 29th in points allowed but only 49th in passing…

Wayne Allyn Root - COLLEGE TOP 10; WEEK #9

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 8:43 AM

COLLEGE TOP 10; WEEK #9 by Wayne Allyn Root  One has to love how the Top teams are grouped so tightly together in the won/loss column as we approach next weeks first look from the Bowl Selection Committee. There are 15 teams that have one loss right behind the 3 undefeated's. And if you make a case for Marshall there are 4 teams without an "L". Add the results of the down the road "Egg Bowl" that will send a Mississippi team to the 1 loss column, the Committee will have a very difficult job. In reality, most teams control their own…

Wayne Allyn Root - THE NFL TOP 10 REPORT: WEEK # 8

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 8:39 AM

THE NFL TOP 10 REPORT: WEEK # 8by Wayne Allyn Root It was said here first throughout these Top 10 writings that Seattle was not last years team. Now with "Give Percy no Mercy" gone to the Jets and the Seahawks 0-2 the past 2 weeks, it's anyone's game. But, Seattle is still a great team and a dangerous team so they just need to get the chemistry back and rush the QB. Denver is playing just awesome and has a huge game Thursday against San Diego ( fresh off a "look-ahead" loss to the Chiefs.) The defense is helping Andrew…

Wayne Allyn Root - NFL TOP 10 REPORT

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 10:20 AM

THE NFL WEEK 7 TOP 10 REPORT by Wayne Allyn Root  For week #7, let's re-group and step away from the Seattle Seahawks. Maybe chemistry was replaced with cockiness. Maybe extra practice is now called extra interviews. They're a great team and they have the remainder of the season to prove it. Denver has played the best and the Dallas Cowboys are making a fast track to the top. Excuse my bragging- but I was the only football expert in America who saw this coming. I predicted Dallas would shock the critics and doubters with a much improved D and perhaps the…

Wayne Allyn Root - WEEK #6 NFL TOP 10 REPORT

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7:47 PM

WEEK #6 NFL TOP 10 REPORT by WAYNE ALLYN ROOT So far, it's been about last year's Super Bowl teams; Seattle and Denver. San Diego and Dallas may have been somewhat of a surprise after 5 weeks of play. Both are 4-1 and are on the road this week. Cincinnati caught New England in a bad spot and got thrashed and Green Bay goes to play where the Pats have already lost; in Miami. San Francisco has the "key" gameon Monday Night as they visit St Louis. No telling what's going on inside the lockerroom of the 49ers. One of the most…

Wayne Allyn Root - HEISMAN WATCH....WEEK 6

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 11:57 AM

HEISMAN WATCH....WEEK 6 "The outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence."  by WAYNE ALLYN ROOT We are now separating the best from the rest but only if their teams continue to win. We see that after Oregon's huge upset to Arizona last week, Marcus Mariota dropped down and may have trouble climbing back up. Nick Marshall, Auburn's QB, has his team playing exceptional and will have something to say this week as they play Mississippi St. Speaking of Mississippi St, Dak Prescott has produced back to back wins against LSU and Texas A&M and if he's dominant this…

Wayne Allyn Root - COLLEGE TOP 10 FOR WEEK 6

Friday, October 3, 2014 at 8:57 AM

COLLEGE TOP 10 FOR WEEK 6 by WAYNE ALLYN ROOT  The games finally get better. The college "preseason" is behind us. Now the Top 25 teams begin to play each other in the all-important conference games. This week begins the homestretch with some great key match-ups. Who wouldn't want to bet the Texas A&M vs Miss St game, or Stanford vs Notre Dame? Even the Primetime Nebraska vs Michigan St game is intriguing from a pointspread point of view. Top ranked Oklahoma will be tested at TCU and a fan favorite is the Bama vs Mississippi battle. Put on your TV's and…

Wayne Allyn Root - WEEK 4 NFL TOP 10

Friday, October 3, 2014 at 8:47 AM

WEEK 4 NFL TOP 10by WAYNE ALLYN ROOT  With a quarter of the season behind us there are only 2 teams that remain undefeated; Cincinnati and Arizona. It's amazing that 3 teams usually at the top are just 2-2 with New England, San Francisco and Green Bay. The State of Texas is off to an awesome start as both Dallas and Houston are 3-1. The West Coast is well represented as Seattle, San Diego and Denver all have just one loss. So as this week progresses, many things, thought and theories will emerge as Week 5 is ready to reveal more…

Wayne Allyn Root - WEEK 4 OF THE NFL TOP 10

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 7:30 PM

WEEK 4 OF THE NFL TOP 10by WAYNE ALLY ROOT Whether you agree, or agree to disagree, the NFL has achieved parity. Exhibit A is our latest Top 10 below. There's a team not in the Top 10 that usually is near the top. That same team is not even in our Top 10. In fact, they missed out of our Top 15. Coming in at #16 is the San Francisco 49ers. If you agree or disagree, send your comments to my GM, hollis@winningedge.com. We'd like to know what you think. They play at home against the high flying Eagles, so…

Wayne Allyn Root - WEEK 5 COLLEGE TOP 10

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 2:06 PM

WEEK 5 COLLEGE TOP 10by WAYNE ALLYN ROOT Florida St, most analyst's choice as college football's top team, is struggling on both sides of the ball. I think they will stub their toe down the road, as they are still celebrating last year's Championship and QB Jameis Winston is acting like an immature teenager (of course, that's exactly what he is). Oklahoma won and covered on the road at a very dangerous venue (playing at Morgantown, West Virginia). Washington State proved you can pass against Oregon. And Alabama was better than the score last week, as they handed Florida 21 points…

Wayne Allyn Root - WEEK 3 NFL POWER RATINGS

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 8:34 AM

WEEK 3 NFL POWER RATINGSby WAYNE ALLYN ROOT There are a few surprises after 2 weeks of NFL play as Buffalo and Arizona are at the top of their divisions. Seattle has suffered an early season loss is news to some. The 49er's blew a 13 point lead at home is stunning to many. Carolina and Houston are both 2-0 and looking to improve. On the other side we see the Colts and Saints sitting at 0-2 but both had a difficult schedule leading to their losses.  1) DENVER---The Broncos moved up on the heels of a small snafu from Seattle losing…

Wayne Allyn Root - WEEK 4 COLLEGE FOOTBALL TOP 10

Monday, September 15, 2014 at 1:05 PM

WEEK 4 COLLEGE FOOTBALL TOP 10 by WAYNE ALLYN ROOT Looking ahead to this Saturday, there will be no rest for the Top 10 as some finally begin to play in conference. Note that the SEC has five (5) teams ranked in the Top 10, while the Pac 12 has just one (1) team- with Oregon. It's always great to see Notre Dame relevant and Florida St not as great as the polls show. Their stats against some easy opponents would have me worried if I was Jimbo Fisher.  1) OKLAHOMA---The Sooners had no problems knocking off Tennessee last Saturday while covering the…

Wayne Allyn Root - NFL TOP 10 for WEEK 2

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 11:33 PM

NFL TOP 10 for WEEK 2by WAYNE ALLYN ROOT There was a lot of scrambling with-in the Top 10 as 5 teams there last week are 0-1. This is the "On Any Given Sunday" NFL that Pete Rozelle wanted. Week 2 games are intriguing and will have a few surprises for the fans.  1) SEATTLE---The defense is as good as expected. Russell Wilson looked great. The fans did what was expected in making this the most difficult venue in the NFL. You almost think the Seahawks played like they were the defending Super Bowl Champions. Next up is on the road…

Wayne Allyn Root - WEEK 2 OF THE 2014 HEISMAN WATCH

Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10:51 AM

2014 HEISMAN WATCH WEEK 2by WAYNE ALLYN ROOT "Looking for the Best College Football Player" 1) MARCUS MARIOTA---QB; OREGONIn the best marquee match-up game last Saturday it was Mariota showing the nation and Michigan St. just how good he was. Down by 9 points in the 3rd quarter, he turned up the after burners and outscored the Spartens 28-0 on the way to a 46-27 huge Oregon win. Mariota ended the day with 318 yards passing and 3 TD's. Added to his stats were 42 yards of rushing which not only makes him the top candidate for the Heisman, but also the…

Wayne Allyn Root - COLLEGE FOOTBALL TOP 10...WEEK 2

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 10:55 AM

COLLEGE FOOTBALL TOP 10...WEEK 2 by Wayne Allyn Root  1) OKLAHOMA: The Sooners, like most teams this early in the season, were never tested by Louisiana Tech. Leading 31-3 at halftime, it was the second team during the second half. They are 24 point favorite on the road at in-state Tulsa; one week before their match-up with Tennessee. Let's begin to follow Trevor Knight at QB and see if he is worthy of a Heisman look. 2) ALABAMA: It was very interesting watching Nick Sabin watching Lane Kiffin call the offense for the Crimson Tide. Sabin better start watching his defense. West Virginia…

Wayne Allyn Root - WEEK 1 NFL TOP 10

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 9:24 PM

WEEK 1 NFL TOP 10 by Wayne Allyn Root 1) SEATTLE: Let's keep the Seahawks starting this season where they left off last season as simply THE BEST! And throw in 8 homes games for 8-0 and the best fans and the rest is a piece of cake. It also doesn't hurt to have a great secondary to stop the other teams and Lynch to handle the ball control game that Russell Wilson manages so well. Hope they pay attention to their first game vs. Green Bay. 2) DENVER: The Broncos may be the most focused team in the NFL. They are the "Embarrassed AFC Champs."…

Wayne Allyn Root - 2014 College Football Top 10

Friday, August 29, 2014 at 4:47 PM

2014 College Football Top 10 by Wayne Allyn Root  1) OKLAHOMA: The Sooners and Wayne Root are talking about this team playing for the national Championship. At least their road to the title game faces few obstacles. There's plenty of reason for confidence. The fourth-ranked Sooners capped off a strong finish to last season with a win over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl that energized the rabid fan base. OklahOhio State: Who needs Braxton Miller when you have Urban Meyer? So it's a new era in quarterback JT Barrett at OSU. Maybe the wide receivers are there to make JT look great.…

Wayne Allyn Root - CASHING IN ON EARLY SEASON COLLEGE FAVORITES

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 9:18 PM

CASHING IN ON EARLY SEASON COLLEGE FAVORITES by Wayne Allyn Root It is said that the most important 2 weeks for the Vegas Oddsmakers are the first 2 weeks of college football. But it's not with what you think. I'm not sure that there is a time in any sport and certainly in college football that is better for making money than the first two or three weeks of the non-conference season.  The oddsmakers don't have the team strengths down "cold" so early in the season, so they create what's called "soft" numbers. I'm not saying you can load up the wagon…

Wayne Allyn Root - Best College Coaches 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 1:14 AM

Best College Coaches 2014:Nick Saban- Alabama. Coaches just don’t get any better. “D” wins national championships and Saban is perhaps the best defensive coach in the history of college football. His record at Alabama against Top 25 opponents is 28-12. Saban has won 4 national championships and 4 SEC championships.Urban Meyer- Oho State. His two national championships, two SEC championships, two perfect seasons at Utah and Ohio State, and 7-2 Bowl record testify to his greatness. Record versus Top 25 opponents: 25-12.David Shaw- Stanford. Shaw’s 14-4 record against Top 25 teams is unmatched in all of college football. That’s almost…

Wayne Allyn Root - WEEK 3 IN PRESEASON IS "DRESS REHEARHSAL".

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 12:41 PM

WEEK 3 PRESEASON FOOTBALL:"DRESS REHEARSAL" FOR ALL NFL TEAMSBy WAYNE ALLYN ROOTWeek 3 of the preseason is referred to as the NFL's "dress rehearsal week." The third week of the preseason has a different sort of feel than the others. It’s a dress rehearsal for the regular season, as coaches usually play their starters well into the third quarter. Coaches keep their starters in the game past halftime, because in week 4 most of the starters are rested in an attempt to protect key players from injuries that would carry into the season. This is where information is critical. Handicapping…

Wayne Allyn Root - Preparing for the NFL Season----the importance of the SCHEDULE

Monday, August 11, 2014 at 2:05 PM

PREPARING FOR THE NFL SEASON: ANALYZING THE SCHEDULE  by WAYNE ALLYN ROOT What is the first thing a head coach does every spring? The day the NFL schedule is released, he pours over it with vigor. He and his staff use multiple color pens, markers and grease boards. It's his most important day. The schedule is more significant than many factors in terms of determining winners and losers. The single most important thing to remember when analyzing a football team’s schedule is that there are no hard and fast rules. But our "due diligence" begins with the scheduling. Schedule analysis, when done poorly,…

Wayne Allyn Root - Six (6) "must do’s" in August for COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Six (6) "must do's" in Augustto prepare for College Football By Wayne Allyn Root As a Handicapping Professional, I do NOT wait for the season to begin for my College Football handicapping. You're correct when you say it doesn't pay anything to study college football right now. But I assure you, I'll be rewarded with huge dividends starting week 1 of college football. I will NOT have to wait for oddsmakers adjustments for me to begin to profit. I will be firing at bad lines based on my own adjustments made prior to the opening kickoff. It has been my August homework…

Wayne Allyn Root - EVALUATING THE LISTED QUARTERBACK ROTATIONS IN THE **AFC** FOR 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 9:28 AM

EVALUATING THE LISTED QUARTERBACK ROTATIONS IN THE AFC FOR 2014  by WAYNE ALLYN ROOT   This is the time to make money. Preseason football is more about the coaches game plan and the gathering of critical information. Many times the veteran QB's are sidelined so that is the time to sit the veteran offensive linemen as well. With that being said, that team will be playing 2nd and 3rd stringers and if they are up against a team playing their veterans, the contest may become a blowout resulting in a huge Wayne Root WIN! That is a game you will never want to…

Wayne Allyn Root - EVALUATING THE LISTED QUARTERBACK ROTATIONS IN THE **NFC** FOR 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 9:27 AM

EVALUATING THE LISTED QUARTERBACK ROTATIONSIN THE NFC FOR 2014 by WAYNE ALLYN ROOT   This is the time to make money. Preseason football is more about the coaches' game plan and the gathering of critical information. Many times the veteran QB's are sidelined, so that is the time to sit the veteran offensive linemen as well. With that being said, that team will be playing 2nd and 3rd stringers and if they are up against a team playing their veterans, the contest may become a blowout resulting in a huge point spread WIN! That is a game you never want to miss. No…

Wayne Allyn Root - BUILD UP YOUR FOOTBALL BANKROLL WITH PRESEASON WINNERS

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 6:06 PM

(Note: COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON ON KICKS-OFF AUGUST 28TH)The purpose of preseason football is to build up the regular football season bankroll with as little risk as possible. And with more and more information that is accumulated by "the King of Vegas Sports Gambling" Wayne Allyn Root, there are FANTASTIC wagering opportunities in preseason football! If you haven't put your bankroll together for the upcoming 2014 Football Season ....it's time to start. Read on and I'll tell you why!!The NFL preseason gets in gear with all 32 training camps opening later in the week. There are over 3000 players set with…

Wayne Allyn Root - CLASS OF 2014 NFL HEAD COACHES

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 2:02 PM

AN IMPACT ANALYSIS ON THE CLASS OF 2014 NFL HEAD COACHES  by Wayne Allyn Root  NEW HEAD COACHES FOR 2014 CLEVELAND.......MIKE PETTINEHOUSTON...........BILL O'BRIENTENNESSEE.......KEN WHISENHUNTWASHINGTON....JAY GRUDENDETROIT.............JIM CALDWELLMINNESOTA.......MIKE ZIMMERTAMPA BAY.......LOVIE SMITH  RECENT COACHING CHANGES HAD SOME POSITIVE FIRST SEASON IMPACT: 1) ANDY REID TO THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS, GOING 2-14 TO 11-52) CHIP KELLY TO THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES, WINNING THE NFC EAST These first year NFL Coaches bring an assortment of personalities to the playing field. Some have been head coaches previously and some will have to hope they bring something other than those experiences. Some are from the school of hard knocks and discipline, while some have…