NCAA Basketball Fullcourt Report (Nov 11)

By: Steve Merril / Nov 11, 2012

Here is a look at two college basketball games on Sunday afternoon.

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Inside The Stats

By: Marc Lawrence / Nov 8, 2012

In the ever changing world of football, here’s my weekly look ‘Inside The Stats’ at some the ‘factual numbers’ that teams have posted this season to date.

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Projected BCS matchups and pointspreads

By: Matt Fargo / Nov 5, 2012

With Oregon scoring 62 points at USC, the Ducks jumped over Kansas St. in the latest BCS Bowl projections. Notre Dame and Kansas St. meet in the consolation game. 

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NCAAF POWER RANKINGS WEEK 11

By: Jesse Schule / Nov 5, 2012

Alabama remains undefeated, but their “air of invincibility” is no longer, after they just barely escaped with a victory in Death Valley. They needed a late fourth quarter comeback to get by rivals LSU, scoring the go-ahead touchdown with just 51 seconds left on the clock. We have a new #1 this week, and if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and swims like a duck, it must be OREGON!

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Teddy's Vegas Wiseguy Report: NFC

By: Teddy Covers / Nov 5, 2012

This week, I focused on the NFC Contenders.  My power ratings have the Giants, 49ers and Falcons as the top three teams in the conference.  Who among the rest can challenge for NFC supremacy?  Read on

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Smart Box Series: As The Noose Tightens

By: Marc Lawrence / Nov 4, 2012

We like to zero in on undefeated teams at this stage of the season. That’s because the deeper they get into the season, the more pressure there is on them to remain unbeaten. As a result, the noose certainly gets tighter and tighter each week, especially when these perfect teams take to the road.

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NFL In November

By: Marc Lawrence / Nov 2, 2012

Before carving up that Thanksgiving Day turkey be sure to check out this list of the appetizing team results.  Listed below are the good, bad and ugly team trends in games played in the NFL during November since 1990.

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Inside The Stats

By: Marc Lawrence / Oct 31, 2012

In the wild and wacky world of football, here’s my weekly gaze ‘Inside The Stats’ at some the ‘real numbers’ that teams have posted this season to date.

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NCAAF POWER RANKINGS WEEK 10

By: Jesse Schule / Oct 31, 2012

Kansas State and Notre Dame are still undefeated, and both teams move into the top 5 in this week’s rankings. Alabama is holding steady at #1, where they have been all year. Make sure to have a look at Jesse's weekly POWER RANKINGS!

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Projected BCS matchups and pointspreads: Week 10

By: Matt Fargo / Oct 29, 2012

While we knew changes were coming for this week, there are a lot more than expected as four teams dropped out of the top 12 in the BCS Rankings.

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Vegas Wiseguy Report: Bye Week Trends Revisited

By: Teddy Covers / Oct 29, 2012

Teams heading into the bye week are now 1-14 ATS, discounting the games where one pre-bye team faced off against another.  The Jets were the only team to fall into this category on Sunday, with the 49ers pending on Monday Night.  This trend is still very live; 0-3 ATS over the past two weeks.

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Smart Box Series: Puttin' On The Stats

By: Marc Lawrence / Oct 29, 2012

Our ‘Puttin’ On The Stats’ theory is a dandy, and best of all it’s simple and it wins. What we are looking to do is to ‘Play On’ any team as a dog if they’ve won all – or all but one – of their games in totally yards ITS (In The Stats) heading into November.

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NBA Southwest Division Preview

By: Steve Merril / Oct 28, 2012

The Western Conference’s best record resided in the Southwest last season, with the Spurs proving there is plenty of tread left on the tires. Can San Antonio find the fountain of youth again - this time during an 82-game slate - and win the division in 2012-13.

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NBA Southeast Division Preview

By: Steve Merril / Oct 26, 2012

The defending NBA champs are huge favorites to top the Southeast Division, big chalk to win the Eastern Conference and the oddsmakers’ choice to repeat their NBA title. But while all eyes are on the Heat, there could be hidden value below them in the standings.

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Inside The Stats

By: Marc Lawrence / Oct 24, 2012

By looking beyond the scoreboard and inside the stats and stories behind the games we get a different take on teams and their records to date.

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Projected BCS matchups and pointspreads: Week 9

By: Matt Fargo / Oct 22, 2012

The top six in the BCS Rankings stayed the same although Kansas St. overtook Oregon for third place. Because of their losses, South Carolina dropped from seventh to 13th and West Virginia dropped from 13th to 19th. Even with the Gamecocks dropping, the SEC still has five teams ranked in the top 12. 

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Teddy's Vegas Wiseguy Report: Bye Week Trends

By: Teddy Covers / Oct 22, 2012

There are three strong prevailing trends this season in the NFL. 1) NFC Underdogs – any underdog in any game – have gone 34-7-2 this season, even after suffering their first losing week of the season (2-3-1 ATS in Week 7).  2) Teams heading into the bye week are

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Smart Box Series: Standing 8-Count

By: Marc Lawrence / Oct 21, 2012

Imagine being a 10-win team last year and now a losing squad at this stage of the season. How difficult of a job is it for a coach to get his team psyched to play this week, you ask?  Plenty

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NBA Pacific Division Preview

By: Steve Merril / Oct 21, 2012

It’s a battle for Los Angeles in the Pacific Division, with the Lakers and Clippers in an arms race. Both L.A. teams loaded up on talent this offseason, leaving the bottom three teams to fight amongst themselves.

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NBA Central Division Preview

By: Steve Merril / Oct 18, 2012

The Central Division’s biggest star is a question mark for the start of the season, providing the Pacers a chance to build some momentum before Derrick Rose returns to the Bulls lineup.

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Inside The Stats

By: Marc Lawrence / Oct 17, 2012

By looking beyond the scoreboard and at the stats and stories behind the games we can put a different spin on the actual outcome and ultimately find the value we so dearly crave.

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NCAAF POWER RANKINGS WEEK 8

By: Jesse Schule / Oct 17, 2012

Schule's NCAAF POWER RANKINGS are hot off the press.. and this week's shocker see's USC climbing into the top 5, while Notre Dame and Kansas State are on the outside looking in. 

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AAA's Top Five NBA Preseason Favorites to Contend

By: AAA Sports / Oct 15, 2012

The NBA offseason saw a flurry of difference making moves and shuffles. The NBA champions got better and a perhaps a new favorite emerged. Who are your favorites to take it all? I took some time to take a look at the best of the preseason contenders.

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Smart Box Series: Behind The 8-Ball

By: Marc Lawrence / Oct 15, 2012

Game 8 of the College Football season is often a crossroads for most teams. Those who have won more games than they have lost are entertaining thoughts of securing a bowl bid. Those who are reeling and going down for the count are disappointed and their actions on the field confirm those feelings.

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Teddy's Vegas Wiseguy Report: The Disappointments

By: Teddy Covers / Oct 15, 2012

I didn't think it was possible for a QB to look worse than Matt Cassel, but Brady Quinn sure made a case. Even with KC dumbing down their playbook for a backup QB, Quinn looked like a guy that hadn’t started an NFL game in three years, making rookie-type blunders like throwing four yard out passes on third and five.  The Chiefs league-leading 20th turnover of the year came in the red zone on another bad Quinn throw.

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