Professional Handicapper Kelso Sturgeon

It's a 3-0 NBA Playoff Sunday for Kelso Sturgeon! The Wizards (+4½) get the outright stunner on the road against the Bulls, 102-93 for a 50-Unit winner! Mavericks (+9½) hung tough against the Spurs and got the cover in their 90-85 loss, while the Blazers/Rockets shootout went way over 214½ (242)! Kelso also wins his two big games on the diamond: Personal Best clients walked away with a 50-Unit winner last night with the Red Sox (-170) over the Orioles, 6-5, and Chairman's Club bettors got the money with the Reds (-130) over the Cubs, 8-2!
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 908 NATIONALS
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4/24/2014 7:07 PM(et)
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4/24/2014 7:10 PM(et)
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 921 ATHLETICS
 922 ASTROS
4/24/2014 8:10 PM(et)
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Kelso Sturgeon has been a professional handicapper for 40 years and has a deep understanding of all facets of the game, be it football, basketball, baseball or horse racing. He's worked as a football scout in the SEC and studied under Hall of Fame coaches like Alabama's Bear Bryant, winner of five national titles and Hank Stram of the Kansas City Chiefs, who won the 1970 Super Bowl. He's been a Regional Sports Editor for the Associated Press, worked as a successful jockey agent and authored several books teaching people how to be a handicapper, including the bestseller, THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO SPORTS BETTING. Kelso also understands that to be a successful handicapper means knowing the business of gambling, and to that end he is personal friends with most of the big linesmakers in Las Vegas and gets the daily scoop on what is happening on the other side of the counter. There is no one better qualifed to be your personal handicapper than Kelso Sturgeon.

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The Situation Element Of Handicapping Moves To Front In NBA Playoffs

By Kelso Sturgeon

From Day One of the NBA playoffs it was obvious to those with even limited handicapping skills winning in the post-season would not be a stroll through a flower garden. That fact was confirmed immediately after just eight games, with home teams going 2-6 straight up and with favorites reporting in 1-7 against the spread (ATS).

Those first-game figures set the stage for the handicapping elements of “circumstance” and “situation” to be added to the challenge of picking NBA playoff winners. Many games during the regular season are often placed under the rule of these two factors but there is a major difference in how they are weighted in the post season…and it is basic.

In the regular season, those making betting lines will seldom include situation and circumstance in the numbers the post, thus making these hidden and subjective factors irrelevant. In the post season, they do include them.

For instance, if a heavily favored team loses in a home game, such as did the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday, and with the loss the all-important home-court edge heading into game two, that situation will be factored into the betting line. Since the Clippers can ill afford to go down 0-2 in their best-of-seven series bookmakers assume they will definitely bring their “A” game and that bettors will wager on them.

This means teams in this situation will be offered to the public with an inflated betting line and the handicapper must decide whether this edge is enough to make the cover easier than it should be. There is no easy answer but it is safe to say at this point of the season, teams that need to win do have some edge.

Just remember, winning is one thing and covering another. A team that has to win may do just that and still not cover the inflated number. Regardless, any team coming off a terrible game, especially if it lost at home, and as a favorite, is in major bounce-back form and extremely dangerous. It is a fact most teams in this situation win. Cover?

No one ever said this game was easy.

My NBA Playoff Service Went 3-0 Sunday...Go 2-0 Tonight!

I went a perfect 3-0 in the NBA Playoffs Sunday, winning a 50-unit play with the underdog Washington Wizards, a 15-unit bet on the underdog Dallas Mavericks and a 5-unit play on the over in the Houston-Portland game, and intend to go 2-0 tonight.

The two nationally televised Monday night games find Oklahoma City (60-23) hosting the Memphis Grizzlies (50-33) and Los Angeles Clippers (57-26) hosting the Golden State Warriors (52-31). The betting lines are tight as a dead-heat but I do believe I have these games figured out and am so confident I am right that in one game I am releasing a 25-unit contest and in the other a 10-unit play. Get both winners tonight for just $25, charged to your major credit card.

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Personal Best Baseball Club For Highrollers Goes For 4th Straight 50-Unit Winner Tonight

My Personal Best Baseball Investment Club for highrollers won again Sunday with the Boston Red Sox (-155) who knocked off the Baltimore Orioles, 6-5, for its third straight 50-unit win and I am coming right back tonight with another one. I am releasing a 50-unit play on a team that has all the edges and figures to be a dominating winner. Get this 50-unit baseball play for just $25, charged to your major credit card.

4/20 50-U Red Sox (-155) 6, Orioles 5 W
4/19 50-U Dodgers (-2.5 Runs +11) 8, Diamondbacks 6 W
4/18 50-U Rangers (-160) 12, White Sox 0 W

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My Best Bets Baseball Investment Club has gone 8-3 over the past five days…including three 2-0 days…and I am going for the money again tonight with two standout plays that both have an 85% chance to get the money. The two teams I am releasing have excellent starting pitchers and are being offered at an extremely soft betting line. Go 2-0 with me again tonight for just $15.

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One Edge Is Missing In NBA Playoffs

The biggest challenge for me personally in handicapping the NBA playoffs is that this exercise is missing the one single element I find extremely important in successfully picking winners…every single game is a “contest” where the betting line is in play.

I never look for a “contest” but for a team that stands out over a lesser opponent and grades out with a strong chance to get the money. Contests means both teams in a game have an equal chance to win and cover. Why go there when there are so many other opportunities that avoid that label?

The challenge of winning is more difficult, but I have proved for years I can do it. It is not easy; it requires many additional hours of daily handicapping.

Going For Another 50-Unit NBA Playoff Winner Tuesday Night

I am thankful I have had great success in the NBA playoffs for the past 12-15 years and am off to a solid start this time around and believe I have the handicapping tools to keep right on winning. Here is my NBA playoffs record heading into Monday night’s games.

The Record Thus Far

4/20 50-U Wizards (+4½) Bulls 102-93 W
15-U Mavericks (+9½) Spurs 85-90 W
5-U Portland/Houston OVER 214.5 122/120 (242) W
4/19 50-U Raptors (-3) Nets 87-94 L
10-U Warriors (+7) Clippers 109-105 W
10-U Grizzlies (+7½) Thunder 86-100 L

There are three games on the Tuesday night NBA schedule…

Atlanta Hawks at Indiana Pacers (-7)
Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors (-4)
Washington Wizards at Chicago Bulls
(-5)

…and in one of these contests is a team that grades out as a 50-unit release and I will again be going for the money. You can get this game on this website or toll free at 1-8700-755-2255. All major credit cards accepted.

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Poythress staying at Kentucky

Lexington, KY (SportsNetwork.com) - Kentucky forward Alex Poythress has decided to return for his junior season with the Wildcats.

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Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - LeBron James scored 32 points and the Miami Heat pulled away again to beat the feisty Charlotte Bobcats, 101-97, in Game 2 of their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series on Wednesday. The Heat took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series heading into Saturday's Game 3 in Charlotte, but not without a little more resistance than they might have expected from the only current NBA franchise without a postseason win. Chris Bosh's 3-pointer put the stops on a 10-0 Bobcats run in the fourth quarter and Dwyane Wade came up with a steal near the sideline in the final seconds with the Heat clinging to a three-point lead, hitting a foul shot at the other end to seal the win. Bosh added 20 points and Wade scored 15. The three stars combined to score 19 of Miami's 22 points in the fourth quarter. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist led Charlotte with 22 points and 10 rebounds and Al Jefferson scored 18 with 13 boards despite suffering a plantar fascia strain in his left foot in Game 1.

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Kelso’s Advanced Sports Betting: More on MLB Parity

I’ve talked about this some already. But, to me it’s clearly still the driving story of the 2014 Major League Baseball Season. The bulk of the 30-team ledger in the Majors right now is so tightly packed that you have to adjust your handicapping accordingly.

*There’s no value in taking favorites unless you’re laying chalk against a handful of the truly bad teams. Right now, there may not even be a handful of teams you should fade all the time.

*There’s minimal value in taking a lot of underdogs because Vegas is pricing the games near pick-em and so many are true toss-ups. You should be taking underdogs all the time at +120 to +130 in a time of parity. But, there’s no value in taking them at even money. You’re just spinning your wheels.

I didn’t start my College of Advanced Sports Betting and Handicapping so all of you would just spin your wheels! Right now I would advise caution in Major League Baseball until the cream starts to rise to the top (which is common for veteran teams who are pacing themselves for the long haul) and the rocks start to sink (which is common for less-talented teams that wear down through the summer).

I mentioned a second ago that there aren’t many truly “bad” teams. Here’s my short list:

*Houston: The Astros are still a minor league team wearing Major League uniforms. There’s limited talent on the roster. And, it turns out that many of the young pitchers they were optimistic about haven’t been faring so well. Looks like another disaster. That’s really bad in a league of parity because it means everyone else can bully you!

*Arizona: The Diamondbacks started the season in a bad mood because they had to fly to Australia to face the powerful Dodgers. They’ve pretty much been in a funk the whole season because of injuries, lineup issues, and the knowledge players have that management trades any players that they lose faith in. There’s a black cloud hanging over that team right now that isn’t going to go away unless some of their rotation pitchers lift their games.

*Chicago Cubs: The Cubs are like the Astros in that they’re a young team that’s building for the future under a front office obsessed with “analytics.” There’s a place for that of course. But, as we just saw in the NBA, it can take a long while for a team like this to start winning. The Cubs were 5-12 through the weekend even though they’ve played one more home game than on the road. At least I’ve seen some enthusiasm with this group when watching their games on TV.

To me, those are the only three teams who are clearly bad right now. Seattle has a shaky record at 7-11. But, they’ve only played five home games with 13 road games. Their record looks more like a .500 type team playing a tough early schedule than a bad team floundering.

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A couple of stragglers who may be on their way down to the baseball are:

*Miami: A 9-10 record despite playing 13 home games and only six road games. They’re 0-6 on the road. So, when the schedule evens out, we may be looking at a very ugly record.

*San Diego: Same exact story here, with a 9-10 record against that same 13/6 home/road split. The Padres are 2-4 on the road instead of 0-6…but they’re still likely to post a poor road record in the seven games that equalize the home/road split. That knocks them “below average” in a parity rich league.

Is there anyone in MLB worth getting excited about? Milwaukee is playing like a contender with a chip on its shoulder. That’s a GREAT thing to have in your corner. That kind of team doesn’t pace itself, which gives them an advantage in THE MOTIVATION FACTOR in April and May. Oakland is off to a great start, though some of that is from beating up on Seattle and Houston. The A’s have smart management that always finds new ways to squeeze out edges. The Los Angeles Dodgers are loaded, but rarely offer line value because of market respect.

Beating the market in MLB is very tricky right now. I’ll continue to provide guidance for you here in our coursework. If you’d like additional help, you can sign up for my personal service right here at this very website with your major credit card. Just make a few clicks for today’s BEST BETS or great long-term packages. If you have any questions, talk to one of my representatives in the office at 1-800-755-2255.

My next report late this week is scheduled to be about the NBA Playoffs. Everyone will have played two games by then, which will give us a lot to chew on for evaluating how the postseason is likely to play out moving forward. I will see you then. The Dean of Sports Handicapping KELSO STURGEON once again thanks you for all of your hard work!

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NFL announces 2014 schedule

New York, NY (Sports Network) - The National Football League released its 2014 regular-season schedule on Wednesday.

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Arkansas-Pine Bluff sets 2014 schedule

Pine Bluff, AR (SportsNetwork.com) - Arkansas-Pine Bluff football will try to rebound from a disappointing season during an 11-game 2014 schedule announced Wednesday.

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Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Evan Gattis' pinch-hit, two-run double in the eighth inning lifted the Atlanta Braves over the Miami Marlins 3-1 on Wednesday. Gattis, hitting for center fielder Jordan Schafer, lined a 1-1 offering from reliever A.J. Ramos down the left field line to score Ramiro Pena and Dan Uggla with the go-ahead runs and help the Braves take two of three from the Marlins. It was Gattis' second game-winning hit in the series. Jason Heyward finished with two of the seven hits for the Braves, who won four of their last six overall. Christian Yelich extended his hitting streak to 17 games with an eighth-inning bunt single, as the Marlins failed to follow-up a three-game sweep of the Mariners over the weekend with another series win. Atlanta starting pitcher Aaron Harang pitched into the seventh inning, allowing one run on six hits. He struck out a season-high 11 and walked just one as his ERA increased to 0.85 for the season.

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