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Professional Handicapper Kelso Sturgeon
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.
400 Units on Next Week’s Super Bowl
It Will Be Another 400-Unit Play On Next Sunday's Super Bowl...
200 Units On Winning Side...100 Units On Winning Total...100-Unit Side Total Parlay
Win Back-To-Back 50-Unit College Basketball Bets On Sat. And Sun. With Triple Power Plays
By Kelso Sturgeon
Super Bowl LIV will be held one week from Sunday and already the betting action in Las Vegas is more robust than in the past, probably because of San Francisco. The American Conference will be represented by the Kansas City Chiefs (14-4) and the National Conference by the San Francisco 49ers (15-3). The game opened as a pick'em affair with a total of 52 but today found KC -1, with a total of 54.5.
College Basketball Weekend Report
It's the weekend before Super Bowl LIV - so that means it is time to hunker down with a whole lot of college hoops. So, let's check out what a batch of ranked teams are up to this weekend:
THE COLLEGE BASKETBALL WEEKEND REPORT
On Saturday, it's ...
#1 BAYLOR (16-1) at FLORIDA (12-6) - 8 p.m. ET, ESPN
The Big 12 / SEC Challenge has some hot-hot-hot matchups on tap this weekend but let's concentrate here on the top team in the land ... the Baylor Bears are the seventh different team to sit atop the Associated Press Top 25 poll this year and now Scott Drew's squad heads into Gainesville for a monster hoops matchup. True, the Gators historically are only 2-16 SU (straight-up) all time against No. 1 teams but 6-foot-10 Kerry Blackshear, Jr. - who is averaging 14.8 ppg and 8.7 rebs a game - is quite capable of taking over a game but will he be effective when going up against Baylor's unique four-guard attack? The Bears' Jared Butler (16.1 ppg) is the main spark to this offense, one that's helped Baylor go 11-6 against the odds so far in 2019-20. The Gators are 8-10 vig-wise this season so far.
TENNESSEE (12-6) at #3 KANSAS (15-3) - 4 p.m. ET, ESPN
This one's also part of the SEC vs. Big 12 challenge but the looming question here is what will this Kansas Jayhawks team look like following the suspensions laid down following that ugly win against Kansas State the other night? Reserve F Silvio DeSousa (12 game-suspension) and starting F David McCormack (two-game suspension) are both out here and so coach Bill Self's counting on frosh G Christian Braun (game-high 20 points against K-State). The Jayhawks - who have covered 10 of their last 13 games overall -- are 11-7 against the odds this year and that includes a current three-game spread winning streak; Tennessee's covered just five of its last 14 games since late November.
Seahawks' Kam Chancellor: 'Time for the next chapter'
RENTON, Wash. (AP) Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor said scans on his injured neck have shown no improvement and declared it was ''time for the next chapter.''
Longtime Iowa sportscaster killed as rain swamps Des Moines
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) A longtime Iowa sportscaster has died in flash flooding in Des Moines amid heavy rain that forced the evacuation of some homes and businesses in one suburb.