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)
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+1
214 
-1½
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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
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191 
 741 BULLS
 742 WIZARDS
4/25/2014 8:00 PM(et)
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181 
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-2½
182 
 
+3
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181½ 
+3
-3
182 
+2½
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182 
 901 REDS
 902 PIRATES
4/24/2014 12:35 PM(et)
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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
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7½p 
 
 
 
 
 
 909 PHILLIES
 910 DODGERS
4/24/2014 10:10 PM(et)
+150
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7½u 
 
 
 
 
 
 911 ROYALS
 912 INDIANS
4/24/2014 12:05 PM(et)
+130
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8½p 
 
 
 
 
 
 913 WHITESOX
 914 TIGERS
4/24/2014 1:08 PM(et)
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8½p 
 
 
 
 
 
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 916 RAYS
4/24/2014 1:10 PM(et)
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8½p 
 
 
 
 
 
 917 ORIOLES
 918 BLUEJAYS
4/24/2014 7:07 PM(et)
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 919 YANKEES
 920 REDSOX
4/24/2014 7:10 PM(et)
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9u 
 
 
 
 
 
 921 ATHLETICS
 922 ASTROS
4/24/2014 8:10 PM(et)
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+160
7½o 
 
 
 
 
 
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 952 BRAVES
4/23/2014 12:10 PM(et)
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+137
-147
7p 
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-153
7u 
+130
-150
7o 
+134
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7u 
+140
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7u 
 953 DIAMONDBACKS
 954 CUBS
4/23/2014 2:20 PM(et)
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6½p 
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6½p 
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6½p 
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6½p 
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 956 ROCKIES
4/23/2014 3:10 PM(et)
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10p 
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-116
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-101
-109
10u 
-110
-110
9½o 
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10u 
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 958 PIRATES
4/23/2014 7:05 PM(et)
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-120
7½u 
+105
-115
7½u 
-105
-115
7o 
+109
-119
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7½u 
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 960 METS
4/23/2014 7:10 PM(et)
-140
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7u 
-135
+125
6½p 
-140
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6½p 
-140
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6½o 
-138
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6½o 
-145
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6½p 
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 962 BREWERS
4/23/2014 8:10 PM(et)
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7½u 
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7½u 
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 964 DODGERS
4/23/2014 10:10 PM(et)
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-180
6½p 
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-158
6½u 
+146
-161
6½u 
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-165
6½p 
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-158
6½u 
+140
-165
6½u 
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 966 ATHLETICS
4/23/2014 3:35 PM(et)
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-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)
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-160
8p 
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-139
8p 
+139
-154
8p 
+125
-145
8o 
+138
-148
8p 
+135
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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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Szczur on shelf, Villanova grows stronger

Villanova, PA (Sports Network) - Another week for Villanova football, another game without Matt Szczur. The senior wide receiver, dubbed "Mr. Everything", has not played since sustaining an ankle injury early in a 22-10 victory over Penn on Sept. 25.

Szczur was expected to return for last week's contest against Maine, but the ankle was aggravated in practice and "Mr. Everything" is now out indefinitely.

"The hardest part is mentally, wanting to be out there with my teammates," said Szczur. "It's my senior year, of course I want to be back out there helping these guys out, but I really can't do anything about it right now."

The injury has been draining for everyone involved with Villanova football, but the sixth-ranked Wildcats have soldiered on without their star, posting a 3-1 record, which includes a 14-7 win over No. 11 James Madison Saturday at Villanova Stadium. They were 2-1 before the injury.

But the offense has tailed in productivity, averaging 27 points per game post- injury, as opposed to 36.3 points per game pre-injury.

The Wildcats, winners of 14 in a row at home, were able to hold on against JMU thanks to James Pitts' interception in the end zone on Drew Dudzik's prayer pass on the game's final play.

Szczur's absence is most noticeable on first and second down, and also in short-yardage situations. Typically, Szczur will line-up in Villanova's version of the Wildcat formation, where he is a threat to run or pass. Without Szczur, head coach Andy Talley has relied on a more traditional running attack. This approach has not been as effective, resulting in an increased number of third and longs for quarterback Chris Whitney.

Senior running back Angelo Babbaro has taken over Szczur's role in the Wildcat, but Babbaro is just that, a running back. Szczur is a veritable force of nature, and Talley seems reluctant to employ the formation without his star player.

Against James Madison, Talley found strength in numbers, turning to a committee of ball carriers to replace Szczur's production. Six different players carried the ball for Villanova, resulting in 206 rushing yards against a Dukes' defense which entered the game ranked No. 2 in scoring (13.3 points per game), No. 20 in rushing (118.1 yards per game) and No. 6 in total defense (266.1 yards per game) in the FCS.

Until Szczur returns, the Wildcats must continue to employ a win-by-committee approach.

"Last week at Maine we attacked them a lot through the air, this week we kept the ball on the ground," said offensive lineman Ben Ijalana. "We just have weapons everywhere and we have been using them. When one guy falls down, Matt Szczur, another guy steps up...This is what we're going to have to do to win games."

The individual who has stepped up and led the committee in Szczur's absence has been Whitney, who was named the CAA Offensive Player of the Week following a 48-18 win over Maine last Saturday. He completed 20 of 25 passes for 322 yards and three touchdowns.

Whitney entered the James Madison game having thrown for 1,089 yards and 11 touchdowns on the season, while rushing for 212 yards and six scores.

Still, there was one play in the James Madison game that epitomized Szczur's importance. Holding a seven point lead with under two minutes to play, Villanova attempted a 4th-and-1 conversion from the JMU two-yard line. The call went to Whitney, he fumbled, and JMU recovered, giving the Dukes an opportunity to tie the game.

It is clear that a healthy Szczur takes that 4th-and-1 over Whitney every time. That is why Szczur is important to this team. He takes close games and shifts the balance heavily in Villanova's favor.

So how is the ankle?

"It's feeling all right," said Szczur. "It's getting better every day. I'm kind of taking it on a day to day basis."

Szczur sounds positive, but given the nature of the injury, it is possible that "Mr. Everything" won't be back for several more weeks.

With upcoming games against an ailing Richmond squad and a rebuilding Rhode Island team, it is safe to believe the committee will hold down the fort in Szczur's absence.

It is also likely that this experience will make the team stronger as it approaches a pivotal stretch of late-season games against the likes of New Hampshire and Delaware.

As players are called upon in Szczur's absence, they gain confidence, and the team is fortified. When Szczur returns, add him to the committee, and the team becomes truly dangerous.

10/23/2010 8:42:43 PM