Today’s Hot Plays
The New York Yankees (91-58) Are Skating On Thin Ice When They Open A 3-Game Series Today Against Arch-Rival Boston Red Sox (103-47)
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.
4-1 In NFL Sunday - The Winning Continues Tonight
My Best Bets Football Club Won With Two Underdogs Yesterday To Push Its 2018 NFL Record To 5-0 And Is Primed To Win Seahawks At Bears Tonight
The Seattle Seahawks (0-1-0) and the Chicago Bears (0-1-0) are both on the rebound after suffering heart-breaking losses in their openers—the Seahawks, 27-24 to Denver and the Bears, 24-23, at Green Bay after blowing a 20-0 fourth quarter lead. Obviously neither wants to open the season 0-2 and will fire their best shots tonight.
Look for Rust after Hurricane Postponements
Several college football teams endured an unscheduled week off when hurricane Florence stormed ashore in the Carolinas last week. Smart handicappers will anticipate rustiness from all programs involved in those postponements or cancellations.
Why? Because an early-season break is the WORST possible time in the schedule in terms of developing rhythm, consistency, and confidence. Coaches learned this a few years ago. You long time bettors might recall that some coaches would delay the starts of their season thinking an extra week or practice would help. Others would take a break in Week Two or Week Three. What those coaches learned is that nothing gets players up to speed faster than real game action! It was a shame for handicappers because a big betting edge disappeared. But, it was better for college football because schedules became more standardized.
Florence wreaked havoc with that. And, now many teams missed out on game action AND practice while the rest of the country was getting more in synch. I should make something clear up front. I said that smart handicappers should anticipate rustiness from "all" programs. Certainly, some will handle the challenge and come out and get results. But, I'm confident that more won't than will...which means the percentages are in your favor. If you expect rustiness from "all," you'll get it from more than half...and that's enough to make money. (Those of you who like betting first halves should consider anticipating slow starts for rusty teams, particularly any rusty favorites.)
Here's your homework for today.
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.