All posts by Donald Phillips
SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2011
NFL Week 3 By The Numbers
NFL Week 3 By the Numbers NFL home dogs had another good day on Sunday, and are proving they've got some bite this season. And after two weeks of points galore NFL games trended back toward normal in week 3, as scoring was tempered Home underdogs won four of eight games straight-up during week 3 action, and went 5-2-1 vs. the pointspreads. The Buffalo .....
SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2011
College Football Week 4 Review
Ranked teams bounced back to have a winning week 4 in college football, as far as those who backed them financially were concerned. And one of the simpler methods of handicapping big games proved profitable, too, as upsets were hard to find among the top 25. Teams ranked in the USA Today's Top 25 went 13-0 straight-up vs. unranked teams over the weekend, .....
SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2011
PAC-12 Preview: USC at Arizona State Pick
Because of probation USC cannot win the PAC-12 championship this season. But the Trojans will certainly have something to say about who does. Arizona State is a prime candidate to take advantage of the Trojans' ineligibility. Playing in the PAC-12's South Division the Sun Devils are shooting for a berth in the first PAC-12 championship game. So it's on.....
SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2011
Oregon at Arizona Pac-12 Pick
The Oregon Ducks begin their quest for a third consecutive conference championship this Saturday when they fly south for a visit with the Arizona Wildcats (10:15 pm Eastern, ESPN2). Oregon returned 11 starters this year, including QB Darron Thomas and RB LaMichael James, from the team that lost the BCS national championship game last January. The Duck.....
SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2011
NFL Week 2 Betting Review
Points continued to come fast and furiously in the NFL during week 2 action, as offenses continued to make big plays through air, apparently taking advantage of the rules that have almost taken defense and hitting out of the game. Eleven of 16 games played OVER the totals in week 2, as games averaged 47 points per for the second straight week. So on the s.....
SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2011
College Football Week 3 Review
Betting on college football's Top 25 didn't get do anybody much good this past weekend, as many ranked teams had problems covering pointspreads. But taking the biggest of favorites turned a profit, as most of those tagged with the largest lines proved themselves worthy. Teams ranked in the USA Today's Top 25 went 17-4 straight-up vs. unranked teams in Wee.....
AUGUST 18TH, 2011
2011 Baltimore Ravens Team Preview and Prediction
The Baltimore Ravens are perennial playoff contenders, but as of late they have not been able to get over the hump and back to the Super Bowl. One reason for that has been their failure to stretch the field on offense, and another is that they've had to play exclusively on the road the last three postseasons. So this year Baltimore is looking to get a bit mo.....
AUGUST 16TH, 2011
2011 Pittsburgh Steelers Team Preview and Prediction
The Pittsburgh Steelers somewhat unexpectedly won the AFC championship last year for the third time in the last six seasons. But the last couple of times Pittsburgh has played as the defending champs things haven't gone too well. Last year most sportsbooks sent the Steelers off at right around 5/2 to win the AFC North and 10/1 to win the AFC, with a regul.....
AUGUST 14TH, 2011
2011 Minnesota Vikings Team Preview and Prediction
The 2010 NFL season was a disaster for the Minnesota Vikings, in more ways than one. But are the Vikes really as bad as they looked last year? Heading into '10 Minnesota, a season after losing the conference championship game in overtime, was fully expected to once again contend for the conference crown. Most sportsbooks sent the Vikes off last year at ri.....
AUGUST 14TH, 2011
2011 Cincinnati Bengals Team Preview and Prediction
There may be some teams out there with worse records over certain recent spans than the Cincinnati Bengals, but you'd be hard-pressed to name a more fucked-up football franchise than the Bungles. Cincy has actually made the playoffs a couple of times over the last five seasons, only to make quick exits. Then, just when you think the Bengals might become a.....