NFL Picks: Week 9 Trends

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.
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Why I have Zero Expectations for the 2012-2013 Bulls

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

NFL Picks: Week 9 Early Outlook

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