NBA Guru 2018-19 NBA Win Totals

  The last two seasons I’ve asked the NBA Guru to share his thoughts on NBA win total plays he like. His 2016-17 NBA season win totals went 4-0 and the 2017-18 NBA Wins totals were 3-0. The NBA Guru is happy to share his thoughts again on a few 2018-19 NBA season win totals. Once again, these will be considered as Strong Opinions. The …

2018 AFC North Previews

Pittsburgh Steelers Market Implied Wins: 10.2 The Steelers won 13 games last season but stumbled in the playoffs, a familiar feeling as of late. The Ben Roethlisberger era in Pittsburgh can be split into two sections: his first 7 years averaging 11 wins per season with 3 AFC Titles and the second half of his career averaging 10.4 wins per …

2018 AFC South Previews

Jacksonville Jaguars  Market Implied Wins: 9.1 The Jaguars reached the AFC Championship game in 2017 on the back of their defense, which ranked 2nd in the league in points allowed. The Jacksonville stop unit was led up front by Calais Campbell and earned the nickname Sacksonville with an 8.8% sack rate (2nd). However, much of the damage was against backup quarterbacks and …

2018 AFC East Previews

New England Patriots Market Implied Wins: 11.2 The Patriots reached the Super Bowl for the second straight season in 2017 but fell victim to their roller coaster secondary in the end. Bill Belichick’s defenses play a ‘bend but don’t break’ scheme finishing top 8 in yards allowed per point allowed in all but one of the last 15 seasons, including …

2018 College Win Total Best Bets

  The following are the 3 College Season Win Totals Best Bets that I released to my subscribers on Friday morning, August 24 (I added the final one on Thursday the 30th). Due to the past success of my season win totals (31-13-1, including 18-4-1 the last 5 years), the odds on these moved significantly and to the point where …

2018 NFC East Previews

Philadelphia Eagles Market Implied Wins: 10.1 Carson Wentz is saying “it’s going to be close” for him to play in week 1 and the Eagles probably won’t rush him back considering they just won the Super Bowl riding backup Nick Foles, who also got dinged up last week. Still, an adjustment would need to be made for Philadelphia’s offense if Foles …

2018 NFC South Previews

  New Orleans Saints Market Implied Wins: 9.4 The 2017 season ended in heartbreak for New Orleans as they were on the wrong side of the first ever fourth-quarter walk-off touchdown in NFL playoff history. However, last season’s Saints return almost all their key contributors including up front in the trenches. New Orleans was one of four offensive lines in the …

2018 NFC North Previews

  Minnesota Vikings  Market Implied Wins: 9.9 After pulling off the Minneapolis Miracle versus New Orleans in the divisional round, the 2017 Vikings were unable to complete their dream of becoming the first Super Bowl team to play in their home stadium. Minnesota finished last season as the 5th-ranked team in our end-of-season ratings, but they clearly weren’t satisfied as …

Week 2 Preseason NFL Situation

Winning preseason games often comes down to which coach/team is more motivated to win and the second week of the preseason offers a good investment opportunity based on motivation. In general, most NFL coaches don’t really care about winning a preseason game, but I’ve found that teams that lose their first preseason game have been good bets against teams that …