Who's The Hottest?!
Don’t be mistaken this is not a competition of looks, rather we will be looking at all the Covers Experts and determining who’s performing the best on a weekly basis. This marks our 11th edition of ‘Who’s the Hottest?!’. Has someone taken down last week's champ - Larry Ness? Find out below!
In this week’s installment of ‘Who’s the Hottest?!’ we will look at all sports during the time period of July 24th up until today, July 30th.
We would like to congratulate Matt Fargo, who takes the crown of top capper over the past week with a 11-13 record and +$7,630 earned. How is Matt up so much with a losing record you ask? Matt employs an underdog betting strategy with MLB, where by the only picks he makes are underdog plays and he usually releases two per day. Therefore even a 1-1 split is a profitable day because of the juicy underdog odds!
This is no fluke however, Fargo has been picking underdog winners for years. This season alone he is +$11,437 overall and in 2014 he went 162-208, +$17,233! That goes to show, his strategy really works!
Matt's Friday card is highlighted by a 10* MLB Underdog DOUBLE PLAY . Get Matt's pair of winners today, you don't want to miss out!
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We’ll be back next week for another edition of ‘Who’s the Hottest!?’, until then take it to the books!
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Big Play Dominance Rolls On!
There are a number of factors that determine a handicapper's profitability: number of plays per day, unit rating scale, playing favorites vs. dogs and totals vs. spreads, the list goes on. However, the most telling sign of a successful capper is their proficiency in cashing the big money picks. This is what separates the Covers Experts from the rest of the field, as their ability to lock down the monster winners is nothing short of amazing. Take a look at these epic runs with 10* plays:
Ben Burns: 30-12 run w/10* plays, $13,770 earned
- Get Ben's 10* Blue Chip Super Total for today's strongest O/U.
Larry Ness: 20-9 run w/10* plays, $10,310 earned
- Pick up Larry's 10* Situational Stunner for a play backed by an 80% trend.
AAA Sports: 17-9 run w/10* plays, $6,410 earned
- Grab Art's "Signature" Art of War play and crush your book.
Marc Lawrence: 12-5 run w/10* plays, $6,110 earned
- Make sure Marc's 10* Top of the Ticket play is #1 on your card.
Experts Consensus: 17-9 run w/10* plays, $4,940 earned
- Take advantage of the Consensus Monthly Pass and get every 10* winner.
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This week's best spot bets
Spot bets are classic handicapping practices that have proven profitable no matter what sport you're betting. Whether it's a team looking past this week's opponent, one coming off a hard-fought victory, or a rough patch of schedule, bettors can find value picking their spots. Covers Expert Ben Burns points out his favorites:
The Toronto Argonauts have been wandering the CFL landscape for six weeks now, including this Monday’s road trip to Hamilton to play the rival Ti-Cats. Thanks to the Pan Am Games taking over the Rogers Centre for the past month, the Argos play their first five games away from home, starting with a “home” game in Fort McMurray, Alberta against the Eskimos in Week 1 then trips to Saskatchewan, Calgary, and British Columbia.
Road-weary Toronto wraps this grueling stretch of sked in Hamilton, with the welcoming domed confines of the “Sky Dome” just one week away. The Argonauts have been a solid wager, covering in each of those first four games, but could get caught looking ahead to a long-awaited home opener versus the Rough Riders the following Saturday. Books have Toronto set as a 4-point pup in Hamilton this Monday.
The Alabama Crimson Tide aren’t wasting any time getting into the college football playoff mix, facing Wisconsin inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas in Week 1 of the season. Books have the Tide set as 10.5-point favorites for that opener and also have Alabama listed as early 9.5-point chalk hosting Ole Miss in Week 3. Sandwiched between these monster matchups is a “cake walk” versus Middle Tennessee in Week 2.
The Blue Raiders are nothing more than guinea pigs for Nick Saban’s squad – an opportunity to fine tune what didn’t work in Week 1 and try some new things out before Week 2. Middle Tennessee is one of the better C-USA programs but will be getting a boatload of points against the SEC super power. With the Tide in letdown mode after Wisconsin (and in a lookahead to a revenge spot against Mississippi) – and not wanting to reveal too much of the playbook before facing the Rebels – Alabama could fall short of this lofty number. The Tide are just 3-8-1 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games.
The Cleveland Indians are looking to get away from home – and not for the usual reasons people want to leave Cleveland. The Tribe are mired in a nasty losing skid, dropping five in a row inside Progressive Field as of Tuesday. The Indians are currently hosting the Royals but must have their bags packed for a West Coast run starting Thursday.
Following a series finale with Kansas City Wednesday, Cleveland flies overnight to Oakland for four games with the Athletics then a three-game set with the Angels to round out the trip. The Indians have actually been a solid wager away from Cleveland this season, with a 26-22 record as visitors – earning +3.52 units while burning up -23.14 units at home. The Tribe have a collective 3.46 ERA on the road - fourth lowest in the bigs. That pitching performance puffs up to 4.46 at home.
Join in on the wins Thursday. See all the Experts' winners here!
PGA: Quicken Loans National
Jason Day birdied the final three holes on Sunday to win by one shot over Bubba Watson at the RBC Canadian Open. This week the tour heads to Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia for the Quicken Loans National. This is the first time Robert Trent Jones Golf Club has hosted this event which has moved away from Congressional Country Club in odd numbered years. The tournament is hosted by Tiger Woods and benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation.
There isn't a ton of tradition for the 7,385-yard layout as it opened back in 1991 but does have the distinction of hosting four different President Cup matches. It is set on the shores of Lake Manassas and has a links feel based on the course setup. Because of the new venue, looking at past results from this event are meaningless therefore we will be more stats based and taking a look at current form to pluck out a winner. Precision on approach shots will be of the utmost importance.
Typically played in early July, the Quicken Loans National has moved up in the schedule and with the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship on deck, the field is not a very strong one. It is invitation based so there are only 120 players in the field compared to the typical 156 players at a normal event. It will move back to Congressional CC next season and TPC Potomac will host the tournament in 2017. TPC Potomac hosted the Kemper Open from 1987-2006.
Defending champion Justin Rose is the favorite this week at +770 followed closely by Rickie Fowler at +915. Jimmy Walker is next at +1,600 with a surprising Justin Thomas next at +2,500. From there it is a huge dropoff with Bill Haas next closest at +3,700. Tournament host Tiger Woods is +5,000, joining 112 other players priced +5,000 or higher so it can be a huge payday if we can nail someone from that lower group.
2015 Record to date after 28 events: +66.5 Units
Hyundai Tournament of Champions -5 Units
Humana Challenge +24 Units
Waste Management Phoenix Open -5 Units
Farmers Insurance Open +8.5 Units
AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am +18 Units
Northern Trust Open -5 Units
Honda Classic -5 Units
WGC-Cadillac Championship +16 Units
Valspar Championship -5 Units
Arnold Palmer Invitational -5 Units
Valero Texas Open +19 Units
Shell Houston Open +23 Units
The Masters -6 Units
RBC Heritage -5 Units
Zurich Classic of New Orleans +5.45
WGC Match Play Championship -5 Units
THE PLAYERS Championship -5 Units
Wells Fargo Championship -5 Units
Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial +32 Units
AT&T Byron Nelson Championship -5 Units
The Memorial Tournament -5 Units
FedEx St. Jude Classic -5 Units
U.S. Open +5.55 Units
Travelers Championship +8 Units
Greenbrier Classic -5 Units
John Deere Classic -5 Units
Open Championship -7 Units
RBC Canadian Open -5 Units
Fargo knows his way around golf betting! Through 28 tournaments, he has nailed the Winner 10 times for +66.5 Units of profit! We head to Robert Trent Jones Golf Club for the Quicken Loans National and Matt has FIVE selections for this Thursday start! Or better yet, get the rest of the PGA Tour season for just $149! You will be glad you did!
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Matt is a PERFECT 5-0 in MLB the last 2 days with underdog wins of +156, +170, +133, +149 and +165! He went a SMOKING +$17,233 last year and is off to a SOLID +$11,407 MLB start TY! Playing Underdogs is the name of the game and he has profited on 46 of 67 MLB Underdog Double Plays this year! How about another PERFECT 2-0 SWEEP! Guaranteed!
We won with Boston last night as it tagged Chris Sale for seven runs on 12 hits in just five innings which snapped a three-game skid and avoided the four-game sweep to the White Sox. The Red Sox are still two games under .500 at home and they send Eduardo Rodriguez to the hill who has been pretty inconsistent this season. He is coming off a quality outing against Detroit last time out but he still brings in a 5.35 ERA at home. Additionally, the Red Sox are 1-4 in his last five starts following a quality outing in his last start. The Rays have won 12 of their last 14 games against left-handed starters and turn the ball over to Erasmus Ramirez. He looks to bounce back from a poor outing against Baltimore which came after nine straight starts where he allowed two runs or less, eight of which he allowed just one run or no runs. The Rays have won his last six road starts and I expect that perfect run to continue here. Play (917) Tampa Bay Rays
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