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You Can't Get Any Hotter Than This!

CE Manager 6 hours, 37 minutes ago
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The Covers Experts are putting together some epic hot streaks, and if you aren't tailing, you are simply missing out.

Power Sports continued his incredible February performance with a perfect 6-0 Thursday, bringing his monthly record to 41-18 with +$17,496 earned. He is eyeing another clean sweep with a 3-game multi-sport Friday card.

- 3-Game Friday ALL ACCESS PASS


Having already posted a flawless 7-0 day on Tuesday, Ben Burns stepped up to the plate with another scorching 6-1 domination on Thursday. Burns is now an amazing 28-6 over the last 6 days for +$20,071 of profit. Get Firday's top rated college hoops play!



Marc Lawrence easily cashed another NCAA hoops winner yesterday to improve to 12-4 overall in February, putting him +$6,470 in the black. Heading into the All Star Break, Marc has won 16 of his last 18 NBA releases! A perfect situation has been identified for Friday's college action.

- 10* College Hoops 100% ATS Perfect Play


Another day, another winner on the hardwood for Steve Merril. A wire-to-wire cover with California last night brought Steve's run to 18-3 since January 29th, with +$14,000 of the house's money. A big NCAAB weekend is on tap!

- Stay tuned for Steve's Friday plays


Looking for the strongest plays available? Look no further than the Experts Consensus. A sick 4-1 Thursday card extended its all sports run to 81-39-3 (68%) over the last 123 plays. It has been nothing short of domination in NCAA hoops, where Consensus is 36-14-2 (72%) on the season.

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College Hoops TV Betting Guide

CE Manager 20 hours, 35 minutes ago
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By: Steve Merril

Friday - Dayton at Rhode Island (ESPN2)

Dayton is flying under the national radar, but the Flyers have a terrific team. Dayton comes into this game with a 21-3 SU record, but they’ve played close games with Rhode Island last season. The Rams are extremely well-coached by Dan Hurley, and they run good schemes on both ends of the court. Their style of play has given Dayton fits in the past, so this game should be competitive from start to finish.

Saturday - Northern Iowa at Wichita State (ESPN2)

Northern Iowa and Wichita State have been the two best teams in the Missouri Valley conference for the past few seasons. But the Panthers are having a down year as they’ve already accumulated double-digit losses. The Shockers started the season slow because of injuries, but they are playing their best basketball right now. Wichita State won by 19 points at Northern Iowa earlier this season, so the Shockers shouldn’t have much trouble at home in the rematch.

Sunday - Miami Florida at Florida State (ESPNU)

Miami Florida is one of the better teams in the ACC, but the Hurricanes get overshadowed by the big-name teams in their conference. Miami has an experienced and veteran team, and they already beat Florida State by 13 points earlier this season. The Seminoles have been a streaky team this season; they either win or lose in bunches. They are on an upswing now as they’ve won four straight going into their Thursday night game.

Monday - Oklahoma State at Kansas (ESPN)

Oklahoma State is a very young, and inexperienced team that has been without their best player for the majority of the season. The Cowboys have been poor on the road, and they’ll be walking into one of the toughest venues in college basketball for this Big Monday tilt. Kansas was embarrassed 86-67 at Oklahoma State last month, so the Jayhawks will be geared-up to avenge that inexplicable loss.

Tuesday - West Virginia at Texas (ESPN2)

West Virginia and Texas have two of the best coaches in college basketball. Bob Huggins and Shaka Smart will be a fascinating chess match to watch on Tuesday night. The Mountaineers lost to the Longhorns 56-49 at home as 12-point home favorites earlier this season. That was West Virginia’s worst game of the season, so they’ll be primed for a big effort in the rematch.


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February Profits Keep on Rolling!

CE Manager Feb 11, 2016
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The Covers Experts are putting together some epic hot streaks, and if you aren't tailing, you are simply missing out.

On Wednesday, Steve Merril correctly forecasted Phoenix +17 in NBA action and Northern Iowa -12 on the college hardwood. A clean sweep improved his record to 17-3 (85%) since January 29th.

- Steve's top rated 10* CBB TV Smash - ORE/CAL is now posted.


The bad news: Ben Burns suffered his first losing day in quite some time. The good news: that means he is due for a huge bounce back. Ben is a scorching 22-5 (82%) over the last 5 days and has his sights set on a huge Thursday.

- 2 NBA, 2 NCAAB, and 3 NHL plays ready to go!


Marc Lawrence cashed a pair of college hoops winners last night with Texas Tech +3 and South Carolina -3. This industry vet is now 11-4 (73%) in February and has also nailed 16 of his last 18 NBA releases.

- Pick up Marc's 10* College Hoops 100% ATS Killer Play!


While it has been a tough couple of days for Power Sports, his overall February record cannot be overlooked. A 35-18 (66%) record has produced +$11,896 of profit. Power Sports is dominating NCAAB, with a 77-55 (58%) tally. 

- 3 Game NCAAB Power Sweep is locked and loaded!


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Pebble Beach: 3rd Straight Winner?

CE Manager Feb 10, 2016
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While known to most for his football expertise and profitable baseball underdog system, Matt Fargo's ability to pick winners on the golf course cannot be overlooked.

Our resident PGA Tour expert is off a campaign that saw him cash the winner 11 times in 36 events for +38.1 units of profit.

Fargo has picked up right where he left of in 2016, with a near miss in a playoff at the CareerBuilder Challenge, followed by back-to-back wins at the Farmers Insurance Open and Waste Management Open.

Here is what Matt had to say going into each of those weeks:

CareerBuilder Challenge: David Lingmerth (lost in a playoff)

"David Lingmerth (+4,500) is coming off a pair of top 15 finishes in Hawaii so he comes in with super recent form. The thing about Lingmerth is that he is either really good or really bad as last season he missed 11 cuts but finished in the top 25 ten times including four top tens and a win at the Memorial. We will reinforce once again that history takes second stage here however he lost in a three-man playoff back in 2013 so confidence can continue based on that."

Farmers Insurnance Open: Brandt Snedeker (won)

"While Brandt Snedeker (+1,600) is fourth on the odds list, he could easily be the favorite here. He isn't very long but he makes up for it with his outstanding putting. He has gotten off to a great start this season with a T3 at the Hyundai and a playoff loss to Fabian Gomez at the Sony Open in Hawaii. His track record here is outstanding as he has finished in the top ten in 6 of his 8 appearances in tournaments played at Torrey Pines. He won here in 2012, won twice at Pebble Beach (Poa greens) and also won the Canadian Open at Glen Abbey (also Poa greens)."

Waste Management Phoenix Open: Hideki Matsuyama (won)

"We used Hideki Matsuyama (+2,000) here last year and he did not disappoint with a T2, one shot behind champion Brooks Koepka although a win is what we were looking for. This followed up a T4 in 2014 so he is clearly comfortable here and he could be looking at his first win since the 2014 Memorial. His Saturday 63 here last year was a tournament low. He is coming off a missed cut at the Farmers last week but the same results took place in 2015 so that is not an issue here."


Safe to say the guy is absolutely on fire, and there is no sign of letting up. Each week, Matt releases a 5 pack of outright winners. While it is impossible to cash every single week, when he does hit one - the payout is huge!

There is still a long season ahead, so don't miss out on another big winner. Pick up Fargo's PGA AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am Package (Five Winners) and start turning a profit on the links!

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This Week's Best Spot Bets

CE Manager Feb 10, 2016
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Off a PERFECT 7-0 SWEEP on Tuesday and now a RIDICULOUS 20-2 the past four days alone, Ben Burns points out a few of this week's "spot bet" opportunities.

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.

Letdown spot

On Saturday, Oklahoma will host Kansas. That's a huge game for the Sooners, as those teams are battling for top spot in the Big 12. Additionally, the Sooners will be looking to avenge an earlier loss at Kansas. That wasn't just any loss either; as it was a triple-OT heartbreaker. 

Off that big "revenge" game, the Sooners may have a letdown in their next game, which will be at Texas Tech. After all, they beat the Red Raiders by 24 when the teams played on 1/26. 


Lookahead spot

Regularly two of the top teams in the Metro Atlantic Conference, Siena and Iona have long been rivals. Last season, Iona won all three meetings. The Gaels took both regular season meetings and then knocked the Saints out of the MAAC Tournament. 

Saturday will be this season's first meeting between Iona and Siena and its a game which the Saints have had circled. On Thursday, Siena will host Canisius. Considering that the Saints already beat the Golden Griffins by 21 points, at Canisius, it should be easy to look ahead to Saturday's showdown. Canisisus snapped a losing streak last time out and will be looking for some redemption after getting embarrassed earlier. Take a look at the Golden Griffins as a road underdog on Thursday. 


Schedule spot

The Nashville Predators are an ugly 10-23 (-12.6) when playing the second of b2b games the past few years, including 1-6 this season. They were dominated in those games too, getting outscored by a combined 25-10 margin. Five of the six losses came by multiple goals.

Part of the reason, perhaps, for the Preds' problems in b2b spots is a tendency to give #1 goalie Rinne the night off. He's only played b2b games once this season.

The Preds play Friday night and then again on Saturday at Florida. While the Panthers will also be playing their second game in two nights, they've been much better than Nasvhille in that situation. The last time that the Panthers played a home game, after playing the previous night, they knocked off Tampa by a 5-2 score. Consider Florida on Saturday night.


Written by: Ben Burns


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