In my preseason NFL preview I included the over/under seasonal win totals for each team, set by SportsBook.com, and predicted if each win would be over or under. Through eight weeks 12 teams have played eight games and haven’t had their bye week yet. Here is an update and look to see if I’m close to picking the teams win total correctly: Continue reading
Dallas, Washington, Arizona, New York Jets and Baltimore are the five teams impacted the most by injuries midway through the season. Read my explanation for The NFL Injury Report.
On Monday night I made very early picks for week 9. Here are some statistics to consider when finalizing your picks for the weekend. All records are against the spread for this season.
Chiefs +8 @ Chargers
Key trends: Away underdogs are 4-1-1 on Wednesday or Thursday night this season. Eastern or central time zone teams going 2+ zones west are 5-8.
Other notes: The Chargers beat the Chiefs in week 4. The Chiefs are 0-2 against their division. The Chargers are 2-1 against their division.
Before the season I picked how I thought the regular season standings would play out. Four weeks later I revised my standings and made some slight changes. Now through eight weeks on the season I will make some more changes to how I see the rest of the season playing out. The wild card teams will have an asterisk. Continue reading
Another basketball season is here and this time it will be a normal 82 game season with no ridiculous condensed schedule like we saw in 2011-2012. This 2012-2013 season is headlined by the Heat, Lakers and Thunder as the only teams people are giving a chance to win a championship. Because of the injury to Derrick Rose, I agree that those three teams are the class of the league. In fact, I have no expectations about this season for the Bulls because of no Rose and new faces on the bench. Continue reading
Here my predictions of the NBA regular season standings for the 2012-2013 season:
5. New York
7. Chicago Continue reading
Here are the updated trends that I follow.
One thing that stuck out in week 8 was away underdogs were 7-3. According to the lines I have picked, away underdogs have covered 44 times this season and home favorites have only covered 28 times. On the theme of underdogs doing well, home underdogs have covered 21 times and away favorites have covered 15 times. There have been four pushes this season and I excluded the Patriots-Rams game into the above numbers because the game was in London. However, the Patriots were favorites and covered.
Here is where I’m leaning towards in week 9. Check back Friday for my final picks: Continue reading