Today’s Hot Plays
It all begins with Wednesday basketball then 5 days of Turkey Shoot Football & Hoops starting Thanksgiving Day, with a WINNING 100-UNIT NFL TRIPLE PLAY, and concludes with a 50-Unit bet on the Monday night NFL game between the Titans and Texans.
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.
Thanksgiving Day Football Previews
Okay, so are points gonna be as plentiful on Thanksgiving Day in the three NFL games as they were in Monday Night's wild 54-51 win/push by the Los Angeles Rams over the Kansas City Chiefs? Stay tuned and let's just say that "over" winner for the public was as easy as pumpkin pie, eh? We're zooming in on what should be a great holiday weekend of NFL Week 12 and College Football and here's a quickie reminder ...
NFL WEEK 12 - THANKSGIVING DAY
CHICAGO (7-3) at DETROIT (4-6) - 12:30 p.m. ET, CBS
The Bears beat up the Lions 34-22 just two weekends ago (and it was really never that close) and the key here is whether the hosts can limit the running yards of Chicago QB Mitchell Trubisky - he's become a real menace when tucking-and-running for first downs.
Spread Notes - Don't look now but the Chicago Bears have reeled off four consecutive pointspread victories and rookie coach Matt Nagy's crew is a perfect 3-0 ATS (against the spread) whenever playing fellow NFC North teams, The Detroit Lions, meanwhile, are a better-than-you-though 6-4 ATS so far this year but overall the Motowners are 2-5-1 spreadwise in their last eight head-to-head games with "Da Bears".
How to Handicap Thanksgiving Football
As promised, I'm going to talk today about how to handicap "holiday" week football games. I won't get specific about individual teams because I need to protect that information for paying clients. (Thanks, by the way, to all of you who signed up for my 200-unit winner on Navy over Tulsa this past Saturday). I will focus on the elements of THE MOTIVATION FACTOR that typically loom the largest over Thanksgiving weekend.
We're going to see some extreme results this week. Teams who lack motivation against opponents that don't get their juices flowing are going to miss the market by a mile. You already saw a bit of that this past Saturday in college football when big favorites virtually no-showed multiple games (all missing by at least two touchdowns: Michigan over Indiana, Penn State over Rutgers, Ohio State over Maryland in regulation, Utah State over Colorado State, Oklahoma over Kansas to name a few).
With that in mind, here's Part 1 of your homework. Look to fade double digit favorites who...
*Have already clinched what they need to clinch
*Are playing a non-rival
*And, ideally, are playing in a championship game the following week
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