American Sports Analysts

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    ASA CHICAGO CUBS ANALYSIS – After making it to the post-season in 4 consecutive seasons, the Cubs finished 3rd in the NL Central last year and were left out of the playoffs.  They lost a few key cogs in the off-season with key reserve outfielder Nick Castellanos (.277 career batting average) and P Cole Hamels moving on in free agency. 


    ASA's N.L. EAST PREVIEW - ASA bareaks down the National League East for you while we wait for the season to begin.  Which team made the most money in the division?  What were the 5 teams return on investment from last season?  Find it all out and more from ASA...

  • ASAwins Western Conf Rd 1 Playoff Predictions

    We’ve put together a hypothetical scenario if the NBA Playoffs started today and who we would be betting on in the first few games of each series. These predictions are based on current records and standings as of the Covid-19 shutdown on March 11th. If the NBA were to cancel the rest of the regular season and seed teams for a playoff format this is how it would look in hte West. Enjoy and stay safe!


About ASA

Who are American Sports Analysts?

The owners of American Sports Analysts (ASAwins), Lee Kostroski & Mike Merlet, have a combined 50+ years in the sports betting industry. Both started with Doc’s Enterprises, Lee in the late 80’s and Mike in the early 90’s. After learning the handicapping trade from one of the oldest in the business, they started ASA Inc in 1997 and have been going strong ever since. They have been known throughout the industry for their success on BIG GAMES including their 10* Midwest Game of the Year. ASA is located in Madison, WI and a foundation of their handicapping prowess revolves around the heart of the country – especially the Big Ten.

ASAwins has appeared on numerous radio shows throughout the country as special expert football guests including Tampa, New Orleans, Madison, Milwaukee, Memphis, Las Vegas, and Denver just to name a few. They were also featured on the ESPN website with gaming writer Chad Millman during the 2011 season.

What sports do they bet on?

American Sports Analysts strictly bet on the big 6 leagues (NFL, NCAAF, NBA, NCAAB, MLB and NHL).

What are their handicapping systems/methods?

ASAwins handicapping methods have evolved through the years with hard work and research being the anchor of their success. Rather than implementing one specific strategy as many handicappers do, they intertwine many different philosophies when it comes to making football, basketball, hockey, and baseball selections. They utilize their massive database that goes back over 30 years and can give them in depth information on any situation you can think of when it comes to handicapping.

That’s not where they stop, however. They also research stats and film each week to evaluate the upcoming match ups on the field along with speaking with their personal contacts throughout the country (especially in the Midwest). On top of that, they analyze each point spread (and their movements) comparing them with their own power ratings to find where an edge might be found. Lastly, their predictive analytics or math models predict the outcomes of games based solely on numbers and statistics that aren’t swayed by the human element.

So, as you can see, just because a game may fall into a successful system or the scheduling looks good to go against or with a certain team, that doesn’t mean that ASA automatically uses it as a selection. It must go through their in-depth process with all things considered before they give it the ASA stamp of approval. Looking at games from all these angles gives ASA the best of all worlds when it comes to handicapping. Their handicapping theories have proven successful over the years which has them as one of the more tenured experts in the industry.

What is their strategy for pick rating and bankroll management?

ASA’s standard releases have an 8* rating, with only their top plays getting a 10* designation.

What should I expect for pick volume and release time?

American Sports Analysts have anywhere from 3-5 plays per day in various sports, increasing to 5-7 during football weekends.

American Sports Analysts generally release their plays by late morning ET, with football picks released mid-week for the upcoming weekend.

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