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NFL Wild Card Picks and Predictions: The Ultimate Bettor's Guide

Over the course of the NFL season, your boy—the esteemed captain of #TeamDegenerate—learned a number of valuable gambling lessons, but none so more valuable than this: When picking games, try not to be swayed by narrative.<p>It's not an easy thing to do, especially in the 24-hour news cycle of …

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Gambler's guide to Wild Card Weekend

Everything you need to know to make your against the spread and over/under picks for this weekend's games.<p>The start of the NFL playoffs is just a day …

NFL Picks and Predictions Week 17: The Ultimate Bettor's Guide

Much like a team getting hot going into the postseason, your boy—the esteemed captain of #TeamDegenerate—is on an absolute roll.<p>I went 12-4 against the spread in Week 16, which means I'm now 23-8-1 over the last two weeks.<p>I also once again went 5-0 in the Hilton SuperContest (where I'm sponsored by …

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NFL Picks: Week 16 Against the Spread

Things are starting to get fun here in football land.<p>As opposed to the NBA, where over 80 percent of the league is eliminated from championship contention upon the season's first tipoff, the NFL is a Pollyanna free-for-all this time of year. Extreme mediocrity aside (we're looking at you, NFC …

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NFL Picks & Predictions Week 16: The Ultimate Bettor's Guide

Now <i>that</i> was more like it!<p>After a few subpar weeks in a row that had your boy on tilt, I rebounded with an 11-4-1 mark in Week 15. I crushed my best bets, too, going 5-0 in the Hilton SuperContest (where I'm sponsored by the fine folks at OddsShark.com).<p>I gotta be real with you: That positive …

Football (U.S.)

Ultimate CFB bowl betting guide

It's easy to get overwhelmed amid the myriad college football bowl games that will be played between Dec. 20 and Jan. 4. But fear not, Insider is …

College Football

NFL against the spread picks: The Johnny effect

A strange thing happened when the Cleveland Browns turned to a rookie quarterback who has played just 18 snaps in 13 games.<p>The betting line kept …

NFL

Johnny Manziel got a ridiculous 'money' birthday cake

Cool birthday cake, Johnny Manziel. Didja get a bounce house too? http://t.co/ER8QJDcAjk pic.twitter.com/xhN7ZIELHm<p>— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) December …

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NFL Week 15 Picks: Game-by-Game Over-Under Predictions

While many NFL fans will look at Week 15 as a slate full of playoff-shaping showdowns between some of the best teams in the league, serious bettors will have their eyes on the over-under lines and the respective offensive and defensive matchups on tap.<p>After all, it is sometimes easier to determine …

Football (U.S.)

Don't be an idiot: Week 14 NFL picks against the spread

One way to bet on sports is to not be an idiot.<p>Death taxes, and me picking 42 percent winners. You can set your watch to it.<p>This week I'm off to a blazing 1-0 start after banking on the Cowboys to manhandle the Bears. For a brief, fleeting moment it looked like the Bears might just have enough …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMBLING: 7 bets for championship week

Which teams are the best bets during college football championship week?<p><i>A 7-8 Week 14 brings me to 146-131, +$371 as we enter Week 15. This week features some rivalry games and the conference championship games. All wagers at -110 odds unless otherwise noted. Visit Odds Shark for updated lines</i> …

NFL Picks and Predictions Week 13: The Ultimate Bettor's Guide

Last week, your boy—the esteemed captain of #TeamDegenerate—ran off to a 6-2 start against the spread. I was feeling good. Real good. Too good, in fact, since I finished on a 2-5 run to close the week at 8-7.<p>That's not so good.<p>This past Thursday, I was feeling good after the Lions covered. Real …

Football (U.S.)

NFL Picks & Predictions Week 12: The Ultimate Bettor's Guide

Last week was yet another winning one for your boy, the esteemed captain of #TeamDegenerate (T-shirts coming soon, I promise!).<p>I racked up an 9-5 record to move to 22 games over .500 for the season. And I even went 4-1 in the Hilton SuperContest (where I'm sponsored by the fine folks at OddsShark), …

Football (U.S.)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMBLING: 21 best bets for Week 13

This is our weekly college football gambling column. It's called COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMBLING.<p><i>A 10-9 Week 12 brings me to 111-105, -$515 as we enter Week 12. This week features some of interesting games, and motivation and valuation will be key elements to the wagers. All wagers at -110 odds unless</i> …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMBLING: Week 12's 20 best bets, with an Auburn-UGA shootout

This is our weekly college football gambling column. It's called COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMBLING.<p><i>A 14-10 Week 11 brings me to 101-96, -$525 as we enter Week 12. This week features a lot of interesting games. All wagers at -110 odds unless otherwise noted. Visit Odds Shark for updated lines throughout</i> …

Insights on hummingbird travel, life span revealed

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Hummingbirds are giving up some of their secrets.<p>The perfecting of placing tiny numbered bands on their legs in the last decade has led researchers to discover hummingbirds can live longer than 10 years as opposed to the two or three once thought likely.<p>And astonishing …

Spread Options: Dr. Saturday's Week 10 picks against the spread

<i>After a 6-4 Week 9, we're 37-52-1 for the season. Only 15 games back of .500!</i><p><b>Cincinnati (-6.5) at Tulane, 8 p.m. ET FRIDAY:</b> Cincinnati QB Gunner Kiel …

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMBLING: Week 10's 20 best bets

This is our weekly college football gambling column. It's called COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMBLING.<p><i>A 13-9</i> Week 9 <i>brings me to 77-77, -$750 as we enter Week 10. This week features fewer interesting games, but the money spends just the same if you pick winners. All wagers at -110 odds unless otherwise noted.</i> …

Don't be an idiot: NFL picks against the spread, Week 8

Here's my overall strategy when it comes to betting: Imagine the person that you would hate to watch football with the most out of anyone in the world. Imagine how they would bet these games. And do the opposite.<p>Last week we talked about some of this year's bad bets, but for my money, I'm the most …

NFL Picks & Predictions Week 8: The Ultimate Bettor's Guide

Last week was a bittersweet one for your boy, the esteemed captain of #TeamDegenerate.<p>I ended up going 10-5 against the spread—raising my overall mark to 11 games over .500 in the process—which I felt great about. However, all five of my losses came on my best bets. And of course, I played my five …

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMBLING: Week 9's 22 best bets

This is our weekly college football gambling column. It's called COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMBLING.<p><i>A horrific two-week run of 12-23 has dropped me to 64-68, -$970 as we enter Week 9. This week features fewer interesting games, but the money spends just the same if you pick winners. All wagers at -110 odds</i> …

Fantasy Football 2014: 8 Rookie Sleepers Primed for Big First Season

The 2014 NFL draft saw a remarkable amount of wide receivers, tight ends and running backs drafted in the first couple of rounds.<p>But fantasy football owners will be pleased to know that there was also plenty of <i>depth</i> at each of those three positions—something that teams took advantage of later in …

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