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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 727 BOBCATS
 728 HEAT
4/23/2014 7:00 PM(et)
+10
-10
186 
+9½
-9½
187½ 
+10½
-10½
188 
+10
-10
186½ 
+10
-10
187½ 
+9½
-9½
188 
 729 MAVERICKS
 730 SPURS
4/23/2014 8:00 PM(et)
+8
-8
198 
+8
-8
201 
+8
-8
201 
+8
-8
199½ 
+7½
-7½
201 
+8
-8
201 
 731 BLAZERS
 732 ROCKETS
4/23/2014 9:30 PM(et)
+6
-6
214½ 
+6½
-6½
214½ 
+6½
-6½
215 
+7
-7
214½ 
+6½
-6½
214½ 
+6½
-6½
214½ 
 733 PACERS
 734 HAWKS
4/24/2014 7:00 PM(et)
-2
+2
186 
-2
+2
186 
 
-2
+2
186½ 
-2
+2
186 
-2
+2
186 
 735 THUNDER
 736 GRIZZLIES
4/24/2014 8:00 PM(et)
-1
+1
190 
-1½
+1½
190 
-1½
+1½
190 
-1½
+1½
189½ 
-1½
+1½
190 
-1½
+1½
190 
 737 CLIPPERS
 738 WARRIORS
4/24/2014 10:30 PM(et)
-1
+1
214 
-1½
+1½
215 
-1½
+1½
215 
-1½
+1½
214½ 
-1½
+1½
215 
-1½
+1½
215 
 739 RAPTORS
 740 NETS
4/25/2014 7:00 PM(et)
+4
-4
191 
+5
-5
191 
 
+5
-5
191½ 
+5
-5
191 
+5
-5
191 
 741 BULLS
 742 WIZARDS
4/25/2014 8:00 PM(et)
+2½
-2½
181 
+2½
-2½
182 
 
+3
-3
181½ 
+3
-3
182 
+2½
-2½
182 
 901 REDS
 902 PIRATES
4/24/2014 12:35 PM(et)
off
off 
 
 
 
 
 
 903 CARDINALS
 904 METS
4/24/2014 1:10 PM(et)
-120
+120
7o 
 
 
 
 
 
 905 DIAMONDBACKS
 906 CUBS
4/24/2014 2:20 PM(et)
+120
-120
off 
 
 
 
 
 
 907 PADRES
 908 NATIONALS
4/24/2014 7:05 PM(et)
+160
-160
7½p 
 
 
 
 
 
 909 PHILLIES
 910 DODGERS
4/24/2014 10:10 PM(et)
+150
-150
7½u 
 
 
 
 
 
 911 ROYALS
 912 INDIANS
4/24/2014 12:05 PM(et)
+130
-130
8½p 
 
 
 
 
 
 913 WHITESOX
 914 TIGERS
4/24/2014 1:08 PM(et)
+200
-200
8½p 
 
 
 
 
 
 915 TWINS
 916 RAYS
4/24/2014 1:10 PM(et)
+150
-150
8½p 
 
 
 
 
 
 917 ORIOLES
 918 BLUEJAYS
4/24/2014 7:07 PM(et)
+120
-120
9p 
 
 
 
 
 
 919 YANKEES
 920 REDSOX
4/24/2014 7:10 PM(et)
-110
+110
9u 
 
 
 
 
 
 921 ATHLETICS
 922 ASTROS
4/24/2014 8:10 PM(et)
-160
+160
7½o 
 
 
 
 
 
 951 MARLINS
 952 BRAVES
4/23/2014 12:10 PM(et)
+160
-160
7½u 
+137
-147
7p 
+138
-153
7u 
+130
-150
7o 
+134
-144
7u 
+140
-165
7u 
 953 DIAMONDBACKS
 954 CUBS
4/23/2014 2:20 PM(et)
+120
-120
off 
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-122
6½p 
+113
-123
6½p 
+110
-130
6½p 
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-120
6½p 
+110
-130
6½p 
 955 GIANTS
 956 ROCKIES
4/23/2014 3:10 PM(et)
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+120
10p 
+106
-116
10u 
-101
-109
10u 
-110
-110
9½o 
+105
-115
9½o 
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-130
10u 
 957 REDS
 958 PIRATES
4/23/2014 7:05 PM(et)
+120
-120
7½u 
+110
-120
7½u 
+105
-115
7½u 
-105
-115
7o 
+109
-119
7½u 
-110
-110
7½u 
 959 CARDINALS
 960 METS
4/23/2014 7:10 PM(et)
-140
+140
7u 
-135
+125
6½p 
-140
+130
6½p 
-140
+120
6½o 
-138
+128
6½o 
-145
+125
6½p 
 961 PADRES
 962 BREWERS
4/23/2014 8:10 PM(et)
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-140
7½o 
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-127
7½u 
+120
-130
7½u 
+120
-140
7½p 
+119
-129
7½u 
+125
-145
7½u 
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 964 DODGERS
4/23/2014 10:10 PM(et)
+180
-180
6½p 
+148
-158
6½u 
+146
-161
6½u 
+145
-165
6½p 
+148
-158
6½u 
+140
-165
6½u 
 965 RANGERS
 966 ATHLETICS
4/23/2014 3:35 PM(et)
+150
-150
7½p 
+150
-160
7o 
+153
-168
7o 
+145
-165
7u 
+156
-166
7o 
+150
-180
7o 
 967 ASTROS
 968 MARINERS
4/23/2014 3:40 PM(et)
+160
-160
8p 
+129
-139
8p 
+139
-154
8p 
+125
-145
8o 
+138
-148
8p 
+135
-160
8u 
 969 ORIOLES
 970 BLUEJAYS
4/23/2014 7:07 PM(et)
+110
-110
9u 
+104
-114
9o 
even
-110
9o 
-105
-115
9o 
+104
-114
9o 
-110
-110
9o 
 971 ROYALS
 972 INDIANS
4/23/2014 7:05 PM(et)
+140
-140
7½p 
+121
-131
7u 
+112
-122
7u 
+115
-135
7½u 
+118
-128
7u 
+125
-145
7u 
 973 WHITESOX
 974 TIGERS
4/23/2014 7:08 PM(et)
+180
-180
8½p 
+174
-184
8½o 
+170
-190
8½o 
+175
-210
8½o 
+174
-189
9u 
+165
-195
9u 
 975 TWINS
 976 RAYS
4/23/2014 7:10 PM(et)
+180
-180
8½p 
+169
-179
8½u 
+164
-179
8½o 
+160
-180
9u 
+165
-180
8½u 
+165
-195
8½o 
 977 YANKEES
 978 REDSOX
4/23/2014 7:10 PM(et)
+130
-130
8½u 
+112
-122
9u 
+106
-116
9u 
even
-120
8½o 
+110
-120
9u 
+110
-130
8½o 
 979 ANGELS
 980 NATIONALS
4/23/2014 7:05 PM(et)
+130
-130
7p 
+110
-120
7o 
+112
-122
7o 
even
-120
7o 
+112
-122
7o 
+115
-135
7o 

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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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Delaware playing like a No. 1

Newark, DE (Sports Network) - What separates a No. 1 team from a No. 2 these days?

In the latest The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS Top 25 poll it is 77 votes. No. 1 Appalachian State received 106 first place votes to Delaware's 29.

On the field though, the difference between these two juggernauts is negligible.

Delaware entered Saturday's game against CAA rival Rhode Island with a 6-0 (3-0 CAA) record. The defense is tops in the FCS, allowing a paltry 6.5 point per game. Freshman running back Andrew Pierce has been one of the best in the league, allowing Walter Payton Award (sponsored by Fathead.com) candidate Pat Devlin to operate the offense with relative ease.

Still, Appalachian State is certainly deserving of its No. 1 ranking. Entering Saturday's action, the Mountaineers joined Delaware, Jacksonville State and Bethune-Cookman as the only remaining unbeaten teams in the FCS.

DeAndre Presley, also a Payton candidate, has been the catalyst, throwing for nine touchdowns and no interceptions, while also leading the team in rushing.

So, the question begs: Who deserves to be No. 1?

Maybe the only way to settle it is on the field.

Delaware and Appalachian State last met in 2007. The showdown occurred in the FCS championship game, which the Mountaineers won 49-21. Neither team has been back to the championship since.

With Saturday's 24-17 win over Rhode Island, the Blue Hens bettered their 2007 start, in which the team opened 6-1. In fact, the Blue Hens moved to 7-0 for the first time since 2003, when they not only made the championship game, but also won it.

"I don't want to look too far ahead," Delaware head coach K.C. Keeler said when asked to compare his current team to those championship caliber teams of the past. "But it's a good team, it's got great leadership, I don't think we have a whole lot of holes, our special teams have been too inconsistent, we've got to fix that...but there's a lot of positive things about this team."

It certainly appears that this team has the makings of a championship caliber squad, and although much has been made of Devlin and the surprising Pierce, the true star this season has been the defense.

Keeler's game plan Saturday was evidence of that.

"I told the defense going into (the game) that this was what we were going to do," said Keeler, referring to Delaware's decision to kick off following the opening coin toss. "I put a lot of pressure on the No. 1 defense in the country because what we needed to do was get some stops, get some good field position and get some scores and if they let (Rhode Island) drive then it all doesn't work."

The defense responded, forcing a three-and-out on Rhode Island's first possession and returning a fumble for a touchdown on its second. On the season, the Blue Hens' defense has yet to allow a point in the first quarter.

In the second half, with the offense stalling, the defense kept Rhode Island at bay, allowing just a field goal, which was largely the result of a muffed punt on special teams.

With under four minutes to play and Rhode Island trailing by only a touchdown, the Blue Hens' Marcus Burley intercepted a Steve Probst pass and returned it to the Rhode Island 26-yard line, sealing the win.

Mirroring its first quarter success, the defense has yet to allow a point in the fourth quarter this season.

They say that defense wins championships. If the old adage is true, then Delaware has as good a chance as any team in the FCS.

Coach Keeler doesn't want to speculate, but Rhode Island head coach Joe Trainer was willing to offer an opinion.

"This team reminds me of Villanova from last year," said Trainer.

Villanova, of course, won the FCS championship a year ago.

It will be interesting to see what the polls indicate on Monday, but either way, the Blue Hens certainly appear capable of being No. 1.

10/16/2010 8:32:50 PM