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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.
2019 NFL Mock Draft
2019 NFL MOCK DRAFT
1. ARIZONA - Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma ... Play it again, Sam, as for a second consecutive year a Heisman Trophy-winning slinger from the Oklahoma Sooners goes first in the NFL Draft and, yes, the Cardinals will reject any/all offers for this pick coming their way via Oakland/Las Vegas.
2. SAN FRANCISCO - Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State ... True, this cat-quick pass rusher played only 10 games in college but he's been the apple of 49ers president John Lynch's eye for a long time now and first order of business will be for Bosa to track down Murray two games a year for the next several seasons.
3. DETROIT (projected trade with the New York Jets) - Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama ... There's a 90 percent chance that the J-E-T-S will be trading out of this third spot and this works out well for gang green as the AFC East squad will land the #8 overall pick plus get picks #43 (a second-rounder) and #111 ( fourth-rounder) while Lions get the D-lineman they have coveted for a while. Can you see Lions' coach Matt Patricia smiling under that bushy beard?
NBA Playoffs - The Beast of the East
NOW THAT FIRST ROUND IS OUT OF THE WAY, WHO WILL BE THE BEAST OF THE EAST?
Though the Western Conference still has some work to do, the first round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs is complete in the East.
There were no surprises, beyond the fact that Toronto and Philadelphia suffered massive brain farts in their series openers vs. Orlando and Brooklyn respectively. Toronto would win its next four games by margins of 29, 5, 22, and 19 points. Philadelphia would win by margins of 22, 16, 4, and 22. The “big four” (which also includes Milwaukee and Boston) would go 16-2 straight up in the first round, 15-3 against the spread.
Think about that for a second. Everyone knew the East was top-heavy. Oddsmakers are supposed to guard against the public’s tendency to bet favorites. Yet, the series favorites went 15-3 against the spread! Other than the two brain farts, Toronto missed by half-a-point in a game at Orlando.
Wild brawl mars Australia-Philippines basketball game
MANILA, Philippines (AP) Basketball's international governing body has opened disciplinary hearings against Australia and the Philippines after a wild brawl that included Milwaukee Bucks forward Thon Maker broke out in their Basketball World Cup qualifying game Monday.
Orioles slugger Chris Davis can't shake extended slump
BALTIMORE (AP) Chris Davis doesn't blame the fans at Camden Yards for showering him with boos, especially when he's walking back to the dugout after another strikeout.