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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.
Preparing for the NFL Season
Last week at this time, we talked about doing initial preparations for the coming college football season. Today's coursework in my College of Advanced Sports Betting and Handicapping will focus on getting ready for the NFL. Did you realize that the Hall of Fame game is less than a month away?!
I'll give you some initial help today. Several teams will have new starting quarterbacks in 2018. You need to start THERE before you do anything else. Some offenses will be better, some worse, just by the nature of the change they've made at this position.
Here's a quick list of new faces in new places. I'll use alphabetical order from last names.
College Football Preparation
Now that July 4 is behind us, it's time to start getting ready for the upcoming football season. Newsstand publications are on the shelves. Time to make your purchases and dig in and start your research.
College Football 2018 is going to provide some interesting opportunities for sports bettors. The mainstream media is already hyper-focused on Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, and Georgia. I'm sick of hearing about them and it's only July! Those are the likely Final Four teams based on returning talent and head coaches. That intense media spotlight means other talented teams can stay off the radar a bit longer. You'll make good money recognizing fast starters before the media catches on.
Here are keys to look for as you begin your research.
PLAYMAKERS AND GAMEBREAKERS. This is always my starting point for handicapping any sport. College football is probably the single most important sport for this approach. Sure, college basketball lineups only have five players. But, each basket only counts two points in a game to 80. In college football, a PLAYMAKER can score 3-4 touchdowns in a race to the 30's or 40's. Look at the skill position potential for every team on the board, emphasizing.
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.
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.''