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The future looks bright for Marcus Mariota
Tony Karpinski Nov 20, 2015  
Mariota is going to prove many of the analysts wrong, when they said he wasn't going to transition into a good NFL QB. Mariota blew many people away, in his very first game in the NFL, he came out with a perfect QB rating. He went 13-16 for 209 YDs, 4 TDs and a 158.3 rating. That is pretty special, no matter how you slice it.

He is going to be a lot of fun to watch for years down the ro ...  read more

Which team is dealing with the most QB trouble
Tony Karpinski Nov 20, 2015  
? There have been a handful of potential season destroying injuries to some of the starting QBs in the NFL. The ones I will delve into here, are the ones that are certainly going to have their challenges laid out ahead of them on a weekly basis. Dealing with an injury to your starting QB is a situation no team wants to ever be put in. But these teams have no other options due to unfortunate ...  read more
Should the NFL take the Falcons as real contenders
Tony Karpinski Nov 20, 2015  
The Atlanta Falcons have shown up in a big way the majority of their games this season, with their awesome offensive firepower. They have been lighting teams up for 28 a game.

Matt Ryan and his leadership have been superb. He has thrown 11TD passes this season. With a 90+ QB rating as the 8 year veteran has really shown his poise in the pocket, better than every other year in the leagu ...  read more

Whats the deal with Andy Dalton
Tony Karpinski Nov 17, 2015  
Andy Dalton in his past 5 seasons, has had the tendency to make dumb plays. Let's be brutally honest. His confidence lacked at times, and he was easily shaken out of any rhythm. Dalton has to take it one game at a time. Not get ahead of himself, just let the game come to him. Dalton is doing his job, and doing it very well. And for Cincinnati, and the fans, it's very cool.

Dalton has never ...  read more

The Golden St Warriors are the team to beat in the NBA this year
Tony Karpinski Nov 7, 2015  
While the Golden State Warriors are looking like the best team in the NBA and are almost unbeatable at home, they will be going on the road soon and I think there will be multiple times to fade them. Steph Curry is on fire and shooting lights out and expected to break the single season 3-pt FG's made record by over 200 at the pace he is on. The Warriors have been winning and Klay Thompson has yet ...  read more
Does LaMarcus Aldridge immediately make the Spurs the favorites again in the Western Conference
Tony Karpinski Nov 1, 2015  
LaMarcus Aldridge signed a 4-year, $80 million contract with the option after the 3rd year, with the Spurs. Aldridge had been the main man in Portland, and was one of the most important building blocks for the reshaping of the Blazers. He also became Portland's 2nd all-time leading scorer, trailing only their legendary G Clyde Drexler.

Then the Spurs went out and made this great pick up. Ad ...  read more

How does Brandon Marshall improve the Jets
Tony Karpinski Oct 14, 2015  
The New York Jets traded their 5th round pick to grab 9 year veteran, Brandon Marshall off the Chicago Bears' hands. Marshall has had a much talked about and troublesome past of being a player that complained and carried on when it came down to where he was in the pecking order on the teams WRs. Marshall had played with the Broncos, Dolphins, and most recently, the Bears. In all of his stops ...  read more
Which NFL team is dealing with the most QB trouble
Tony Karpinski Oct 14, 2015  
There have been a handful of potential season destroying injuries to some of the starting QBs in the NFL. The ones I will delve into here, are the ones that are certainly going to have their challenges laid out ahead of them on a weekly basis. Dealing with an injury to your starting QB is a situation no team wants to ever be put in. But these teams have no other options due to unfortunate c ...  read more
Could this Philadelphia Eagles team actually win the NFC East?
Tony Karpinski Oct 14, 2015  
This season has not come to fruition as Chip Kelly had seen it coming through in his crystal ball of his teams success. The year so far has been bad, to say the least. They have struggled to stop teams from passing all over them, consistently, and they have not shown the talent to win the games when the "chips" are down. He took them apart and now they have a team that is struggling and sco ...  read more
How far have the Seattle Seahawks fallen
Tony Karpinski Oct 14, 2015  
The Seahawks offense has to find a way to move the ball with consistency. The play calling has been complacent and poor. They seem to be running run plays that don't seem to really have any significant value on the field. They have also allowed teams to find opportunities to come back in their games.

This Seahawks team seems to be showing their true colors in the end of games. In the 4th ...  read more

How does Brandon Marshall improve the Jets?
Tony Karpinski Sep 22, 2015  
The New York Jets traded their 5th round pick to grab 9 year veteran, Brandon Marshall off the Chicago Bears' hands. Marshall has had a much talked about and troublesome past of being a player that complained and carried on when it came down to where he was in the pecking order on the teams WRs. Marshall had played with the Broncos, Dolphins, and most recently, the Bears. In all of his stops, ...  read more
5 Key Tips to Remember when Betting on College Football
Kyle Hunter Sep 19, 2015  
College football season is in full swing. College football has always been one of my best sports. I wanted to give bettors five quick key tips to remember before placing a bet in college football. Also, this weekend is my College Football Game of the YEAR. I'm 4-0 all-time on these. Grab it today and win big this weekend.

5 College Football Betting Tips 1. Look for Under the Radar Ga ...  read more

2015 NFL Fantasy Football Busts - stay away, you were warned!
Tony Karpinski Aug 23, 2015  
Peyton Manning Simply put, Peyton Manning is another year older. And there is a lot different in Denver this year. The 2014 Broncos’ Oline is virtually all new. This is a huge concern for me, it makes you question the probability for success together. John Fox is gone. Gary Kubiak is now in Denver. Kubiak has always loved those workhorse RBs. His teams have never been big time passing teams in th ...  read more
MLB Handicapping: Don't Forget About Defense
Kyle Hunter Jun 25, 2015  
Nobody forgets about the importance of defense when it comes to football or basketball. You often hear about defense winning championships in those sports. Why don't we hear about it more in baseball? I've found that the single most common mistake bettors make when betting on baseball is overlooking the importance of defense.

How can you best measure which defense is good? While some simply ...  read more

MLB Betting: Three Pitchers Overachieving Early in the Year
Kyle Hunter May 10, 2015  
When betting on baseball, you have to remember it is a really long grind. The season is about six months long. This often means there can be some guys that look like superstars in April that end up being good fade material down the road. Some of the teams at the top of the standings right now won't be even close to the top at the end of the year. I wanted to look at three pitchers who are vastly o ...  read more
Chris Paul and the NBA Playoffs
Tony Karpinski May 4, 2015  
Currently, the Clippers PG is playing some of the best ball of his career. CP3 is still one of the 2-3 best pure passers in the NBA, and when he goes into scoring mode, he is awesome, one of the best 3-4 putting the ball in the hoop. And without question, the best on the ball defensive point guards in the league. Proven with his 2.3 steals/game in his career and his deadly outside shooting this se ...  read more
2015 Kentucky Derby Preview and Pick
Tony Karpinski Apr 28, 2015  
The famous race for the roses on Saturday is one of the most favored traditions in American sports. The Kentucky Derby, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, is a huge game changer for 3 year olds racing on a 1.25 mile dirt track. It has been held proudly since 1875, and is the first leg of the Triple Crown, followed up by the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes. It looks like Bob Baffert is the man t ...  read more
Tony Karpinski Apr 21, 2015  
As the excitement builds for this years NFL draft, we all watch our teams and await to see who will be donning the team colors of our teams. The draft is held in the legendary city of Chicago, this year, the countdown is on. We are going to take a good look at the VTD predictions for this years 2015 NFL draft as to who your team will, or should, be taking.

1 Tampa Bay - Jameis Winston, QB, F ...  read more

Tony Karpinski Apr 17, 2015  
Washington has a better starting 5. Beal and John Wall are going to cause a lot of issues for the Raptors. They also come in with a top 5 defensive squad. But, they limped into the playoffs, losers of 3 of their last 4 games. Toronto can really get the team moving when they play small ball. The Raptors swept the Wizards during the season, but they always played tight games. Do not be surprised ...  read more
Tax Day NBA Refund Winner
Tony Karpinski Apr 15, 2015  
Utah is 7-3 their last 10 games and playing their best basketball of the season. This is one of my most improved teams and I expect them to be a playoff team next season. They have a good rebounding squad, led by their young 7 footer and shot blocker, Rudy Gobert. He is averaging 9 rebounds a game. Gordon Hayward, who has been playing some nice all around ball, is averaging 19 ppg. Despite gett ...  read more
Saturday Night NBA matchup with Toronto at the Miami Heat
Tony Karpinski Apr 11, 2015  
Toronto has to keep their turnovers low ended. Especially with Goran Dragic roaming the courts for Miami. His speedy game is not a fluke. Terrence Ross, has to keep his shot dropping and also has to check James Ennis, who has been playing much better lately. They will eventually worn down by a determined angry Miami team. Miami will always try to get the best matchup in their favor, of course. L ...  read more
Houston with Revenge on Friday night
Tony Karpinski Apr 10, 2015  
San Antonio always seem to find the right guy for the moment. They are a team that will always make the extra pass, Kawhi Leonard has shown his ability to move the ball, and stuff the stat sheet. But matched up vs Trevor Ariza of Houston will be tough. Houston plays a very good man up defense. Dwight Howard can play the lanes very well, and with more time after coming back, will makes things hard ...  read more
Is it time to start talking about the Saints future of their QB position
Tony Karpinski Mar 31, 2015  
There has been nothing but a great feeling for any Saints fan when looking at what Drew Brees brought to that team over the last 9 years. He brought heart, he brought enormous numbers, he brought hope, clutch play, and a Super Bowl victory, where he was awesome, by the way, with 288 yds and 2 tds, having an interception free post season that year, going 8/0.

His career when starting in Sa ...  read more

Should Peyton Manning play for less
Tony Karpinski Mar 30, 2015  

Obviously Peyton Manning has had nothing short of an amazing career and great player and face for the NFL for 17 seasons. But this offseason is going to be beyond interesting. Especially with what Peyton Manning should do in regards to his payment for his services.

The Broncos have to consider many things with the aging QB. Peyton will likely agree to another season, the team is wantin ...  read more

1Vice Sportsbook to give away $2.5 Million for MARCH MADNESS
Tony Karpinski Mar 5, 2015  
San Jose, Costa Rica – Since 2011, 1Vice has been giving away prizes and free bets to thousands of gamblers around the world and today, it announced that a total of $2,634,215 was given out in free money last year making it one of the most generous, if not the most generous medium-sized sportsbook in the gambling industry.

The free money was given out via various sports seasonal promotions t ...  read more

College Hoops: What are the Weaknesses of the Top Title Contenders?
Kyle Hunter Feb 24, 2015  
The calendar is about to turn to March. You know what that means, March Madness is almost here. College basketball is on center stage right now, and as someone who loves college basketball it truly is a great time of the year. Now is the time of the year where everyone starts trying to figure out who can cut down the nets. I wanted to take a look at the weaknesses of several of the top title conte ...  read more Announces their March Madness Contest Line Up
Tony Karpinski Feb 23, 2015  
Monday February 24, 2015 San Jose, Costa Rica – This year, selection Sunday for the NCAA Basketball tournament will take place on March 15, 2015 with Virginia, Kentucky, Duke and Gonzaga going in at the top of the leader board for each region.

This is the time when office pools, sportsbooks and internet contests challenge fans and non-fans alike to correctly guess the outcomes of all ...  read more

What is the solution for the struggles of Oklahoma City Thunder
Tony Karpinski Feb 21, 2015  
The season so far for the Thunder has been a disappointment to say the least. They have had some major issues putting the ball in the hoop and laying points on the scoreboard all season. Scoring 100 a game putting them currently in the middling half of the NBA, is not what fans and the team has been accustomed to over the last several seasons, where they have lit up opponents and being a ...  read more
What Kevin Love gives LeBron James
Tony Karpinski Feb 12, 2015  
This season 4 time MVP LeBron James is getting to play alongside one of the best knock down shooters in the game, Kevin Love. A different kind of big man with some really interesting skills that far exceed Bosh in a number of ways, it's not too shabby of a trade off if you ask me.

KLove brought a lot to the table alongside LeBron, that Bosh didn't bring in Miami. Now, granted Bosh had to cha ...  read more

Kyle Hunter's 3 Free Super Bowl Prop Bet Picks
Kyle Hunter Feb 1, 2015  
1. Tom Brady longest completion under 37.5 yards In his Super Bowl career, Tom Brady has 127 completions. Exactly one of them has gone for more than 37.5 yards. Only two of them have gone for more than 30 yards. It’s highly unlikely that Brady is able to pick up chunk yardage against the Seahawks defense, which is arguably the top tackling defense in the NFL. The Patriots throw a lot of quick pa ...  read more
VegasTopDogs NFL All-Pro Team 2014-2015
Tony Karpinski Jan 27, 2015  
Well, we have all seen that the NFL has released it's All-Pro team out there, some, I agree with, some are sketchy, and there are some changes I believe should be made overall to the whole scheme. The All-Pro team is supposed to be made up of the players who are simply the best at their positions. Bottom line.

For many decades we have seen these "All-Pro teams" put together, but I th ...  read more

Why you should only use flat bets when betting on sports
Big Jay Dotson Jan 25, 2015  
Success with investing in sporting events is no different than any other investment. One needs to select the correct vehicle, in our case games, and manage their portfolio, in our case bankroll. Failure at either one will surely spell doom to any investment plan. This article covers the latter, managing our bankroll. Bankroll simply refers to money we set aside to invest in sporting events. I ...  read more
Humana Challenge Preview and Picks
Gregg Price Jan 21, 2015  
The PGA Tour leaves the island of Hawaii and heads to the mainland this week for the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, formally known as the Bob Hope Classic. The legendary entertainer had his name added to this event back in 1965 and it remained there until four years ago when a new sponsor was finally added after a three-year hiatus. The 156-player field is played over ...  read more
Is the Buffalo Bills Head Coaching position, really that bad
Tony Karpinski Jan 21, 2015  
I was definitely a bit taken aback by the unusual situation that occurred with the Buffalo Bills recently. Especially when the Bills seemed to to be rising from the depths. The team that was clearly on the verge of becoming a legit team to be dealing with, ...  read more
Which NFL QB would you want for the next 10 years:
Tony Karpinski Jan 15, 2015  
Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater or Blake Bortles?

From the draft this year, we saw some names pop up that got great recognition early on, and we saw names pop out of nowhere later. Johnny Manziel has very good arm strength, loaded up with the natural athletic tools that can potentially become a danger in the NFL. He slings the ball with ease, but, right now it's very hard to consider h ...  read more

NFL Divisional Playoffs: Dallas Cowboys vs Green Bay Packers
Big Jay Dotson Jan 10, 2015  
This game features the Dallas Cowboys vs the Green Bay Packers. This should prove to a great game as both of these teams had monster regular seasons as both finished 12-4. It's no secret how good the Cowboys have been on the road this season as they finished 8-0, but not to be outdone the Packers finished 8-0 at home this season. Green Bay's QB Aaron Rodgers will be fighting a calf injury on Sun ...  read more
Who is the most important player for a deep Dallas Cowboys playoff run?
Tony Karpinski Jan 8, 2015  
DeMarco Murray has been beyond phenomenal this year with 1845 rushing yds and 13 scores on the ground. His season has done nothing but build an immense amount of confidence in the teams running game, more so than anytime recently.

This season, the Dallas Cowboys have had the 3rd most rushing plays in the entire NFL with 508. Murray has been averaging 24.5 carries/game this season. And ...  read more

Lower Scoring in College Basketball- How to Adjust Your Betting Strategy
Kyle Hunter Jan 6, 2015  
Scoring is way down in college basketball this year. Remember, last year the new hand check rule was put into place and that meant a lot of free throws. The rules have been changed a bit to lessen the impact of that foul. In addition, there have been a lot more charging calls this year, which obviously hurts scoring. Finally, the tempo has slowed down quite a bit. The average tempo that teams are ...  read more
How much pressure is now on CP3?
Tony Karpinski Dec 5, 2014  
Without question, one quick glance shows a stellar career for Chris Paul of the LA Clippers. He has accomplished some great numbers over his 9 year career, and has affected many with his great passing skills and his silky smooth jump shot over the years. But pressure is surely on the rise for Paul he is now one of the 3 top ended stars in the NBA without having won a championship, along wi ...  read more
Kyle Hunter’s Top Five NFL Win Totals
Kyle Hunter Sep 3, 2014  
After almost seven months away, the NFL is back once again. The preseason action wets the appetite, but the regular season is the real thing. This is the must see television, and people all over are blocking off their Sunday afternoons for the next few months. I’ve always done well with regular season win total plays. In this article I’m going to share my top five NFL win total plays for the 2014- ...  read more
Kyle Hunter’s Top Five NCAA Football Win Totals
Kyle Hunter Aug 27, 2014  
College football is back! I think I speak for a ton of fans when I say it’s good to have college football going once again. One of the areas where I have been most profitable over the years is finding regular season win totals plays that have value. I love breaking down a team’s strengths and weaknesses and evaluating the schedule to see what kind of value I can find on these season long wagers. I ...  read more
Five Tips For College Football Early Season Betting
Kyle Hunter Aug 14, 2014  
College football is only a couple weeks away. It’s an exciting time of the year for college football fans and bettors alike. It also means it is time to get serious on your preparation for the season. I’ve been preparing for college football season now for several weeks, and I always get questions from bettors about what I think is most important early in the year. Here’s a look at five key tips t ...  read more
2014 MLB Fantasy player predictions for your season
Tony Karpinski Mar 25, 2014  
In fantasy baseball, surprises happen every year, just like in every fantasy sport. but of course, we know not every surprise is always a good one to have. Some are bad surprises, and we will take a look at the guys who will not disappoint you in your league this year. Of course, it's one thing to use numbers from last season to work out a collection of top end performers for your draft this se ...  read more
March Madness is here and we have winning tips for you!
Tony Karpinski Mar 16, 2014  
This is the most exciting time of the college basketball season and the most anticipated and watched event in sports next to the Super Bowl.

I have correctly pegged 2 of the 4 teams who made it to the FINAL FOUR in eight straight years. This year I am giving you some of my top advice on what it takes to be a champion. Of course, you can never foresee injuries, suspensions, foul trouble, poo ...  read more

What does Carmelo Anthony have to do to win a championship?
Tony Karpinski Mar 10, 2014  
As most sports watchers are well aware of, the upheaval of the New York Knicks and their troubled superstar, Carmelo Anthony. Anthony has been a great offensive existence on his teams for years. Scoring 25 a night for his career, including 28+ a game in 4 seasons. When Carmelo came out of Syracuse, I feel that many people felt he was a winner and a leader on the court, who could bring that w ...  read more
The Race for the NBA MVP is heating up
Tony Karpinski Mar 3, 2014  
The battle for the leagues best player is seemingly getting underway in a very entertaining manner. It's really starting to get interesting to say the least. It looks like we are going to see a very close finish between Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder and LeBron James of the Miami Heat. It is turning into a very good battle between them to see who gets the crown of being the leagues "M ...  read more
NBA Mid season report 2014
Tony Karpinski Feb 19, 2014  
The NBA regular season is just about halfway through. After the halfway mark of the season, let’s take a glimpse at a few of the best and worst of the season.

Coach of the Year; Terry Stotts (Portland Trailblazers) The 2nd year Head Coach with the Blazers seems to have them in great shape, and believing in themselves. The Blazers have been a clean example of offensive dominance u ...  read more

Are we convinced Blake Griffin is going to the next level?
Tony Karpinski Feb 15, 2014  
When we watch highlights and -Sportscenter- there are likely going to be highlights from the LA Clippers power forward, Blake Griffin. Dazzling fans with his ridiculous dunks, and big time power play moves on the court. His athleticism has never been a question. He has always been a very good rebounder, with a career 10.3 avg off the glass, who is fast heading up the court, and he's very strong. B ...  read more
What kind of message is Carmelo Anthony sending to the Knicks with his free agency talk?
Tony Karpinski Jan 5, 2014  
Carmelo Anthonys career has been good overall. When he was drafted by the Nuggets in 2003 , I think that most everyone felt that the 6-8 forward was going to be a prominent player who was going to be a scoring machine and a possible champion someday. Melo has never been a poor scorer, by any means. Putting up career numbers of 25/ game. And has been a solid rebounder as well with 6.5/clip. ...  read more
Is the old RG III done for the Redskins and their future?
Tony Karpinski Dec 26, 2013  
With all the recent chattering with the Redskins saying they are going to be playing QB Kirk Cousins instead of Robert Griffin III over the last 3 games of the 2013 season. Not just being sat, but being deactivated for the last 3 games. Seems to plainly be much more than we are getting from the front of the story, of course. If he is in fact being sat for reasons of health, all right, le ...  read more
Is there overhyping of Andrew Luck?
Tony Karpinski Dec 23, 2013  
This season, Andrew Luck has had various people judge him a bit with more skepticism than typical. Unsure if it's because of skills, expectations, or maybe because he almost lost at home to Terrell Pryor, and lost at home to 2012 8th overall pick, and an unsteady QB RyanTannehill.

He has been throwing the ball with spotty accuracy, hitting 59 % on the season, 236 his yards/ga ...  read more

Do you think Jamaal Charles should be included in the MVP conversation?
Tony Karpinski Dec 16, 2013  
With all the great things happening this 2013 season, with some amazing numbers being thrown around, Peyton Mannings ridiculous start to the season, of course comes immediately to mind and was easily and by far the early heavy favorite as the NFL MVP this season. But since week 8, Manning actually has been somewhat earthly in those games.

Tom Brady, of course, as seemingly always is ...  read more

3 Best Sporting Events To Watch This Week
Tony Karpinski Dec 12, 2013  
All this week in the world of sports has plenty of events to offer, but there are a few events that truly demand a sports fan’s undivided attention and great TV watching action. Lets start with College Basketball: Kentucky Wildcats @ North Carolina Tar Heels (Saturday) This is the best game of the week in colle ...  read more
3 Best Sporting Events To Watch This Week
Tony Karpinski Dec 4, 2013  



The coming week in the world of sports has plenty of events to offer for sportsbook bettors but there are a few events that truly demand your undivided attention.


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Which NFL team has the better chance of getting back to the Super Bowl this season?
Tony Karpinski Dec 3, 2013  
The NFL Las Vegas Hilton SuperBook Top 10 finisher TonyK is ready to roll with NFL Football this season. TonyK is considered one of the best handicappers in NFL and College Football. After last seasons amazing game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers, out of these two teams, which one has the better chance of getting back to the bowl this season?

Baltimore lost Ray Lew ...  read more

3 Best Sporting Events To Watch This Week
Tony Karpinski Nov 27, 2013  



The coming week in the world of sports will still be a showcase for collegiate and professional football. Thanksgiving weekend is a weekend made for football viewing.


NCAA Football: Duke Blue Devils @ North Ca ...  read more

Is Big Ben to blame for the offensive struggles in Pittsburgh?
Tony Karpinski Nov 13, 2013  
For many years Pittsburgh has been the staple of a region where hard work and well earned sweat have been the trademark. Ben Roethlisberger has been everything you would want from a QB for a franchise standpoint, he has heart, had many game winning drives has won Super Bowls, won 10 playoff games, as well has the most passing yards in Steelers history.

Ben has been what the Steelers ne ...  read more

Football Matchups From The NFL And NCAA
Tony Karpinski Nov 12, 2013  



Things are really getting interesting in the world of football. The final unbeaten team in the NFL will face a tough trip against a division rival while a number of top-ten teams are in action in the college ranks.


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Football Matchups From The NFL And NCAA
Tony Karpinski Nov 5, 2013  

Football Matchups From The NFL And NCAA


As the weather gets colder, the pressure heats up on the football field. Here is a look at the best matchups in the sportsbook for this week in football.



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2013 NBA Season Preview and Predictions
Tony Karpinski Oct 22, 2013  
We are getting all set for a new season of NBA basketball, three point shots, buzzer beaters, rim rocking dunks, and shake your head dimes. Making fans all over, like myself, get excited for the opening nights games, I always look forward to seeing what players step it up, and what ones don’t.

So with the season knocking on the doorstep, let’s take a gaze forward and take a look into the 201 ...  read more

Why Nick Foles could better the team, to be the Eagles starter
Tony Karpinski Oct 14, 2013  
Nick Foles, the 10 game ‘veteran’, finds himself in another QB state of affairs this year. Not that there is a profound controversy about the starter in Philly, because we all know that Michael Vick is the fan favorite apparently all the time, in spite of game play. This is unusual for Philly fans, which tend to be pretty nasty and honest with how they feel, viciously honest at times. The 24 ...  read more
Bigger shocker in New York, the Giants or the Jets?
Tony Karpinski Oct 7, 2013  
The 2 biggest markets in football cities both come from the big city, infamous New York. Where when you’re on top, you are on top of the world, and when you’re down, you are stomped on by every section of the city that is possible to be stomped from.

The New York Jets have had a surprising beginning to the season, playing acceptable ball, which is more than what was expected. At the begi ...  read more

NCAA Football Smaller School Key Injuries
Kyle Hunter Oct 7, 2013  
When betting on college football, you always want to look for that extra information that will help you get an edge on the books. Often, I find that smaller schools games are good opportunities to get that edge. Information isn't as widely available here, and the oddsmakers don't spend quite as much time on these games.

Injuries are extremely important in college football, and there have ...  read more

What Eddie Lacy brings to the Packers
Tony Karpinski Oct 6, 2013  
What does Eddie Lacy do to help the Packers heading into 2013 season? He will most certainly improve their offense in numerous fashions.

The Pack have had more than their share of woeful running seasons recently. In 2012 the Packers scored 27 ppg, went 11-5 and were an absolute wreck running the rock.

They ran the ball 433 times on the season, 16th in the league last year, scored only ...  read more

Is EJ Manual the real deal for Buffalo?
Tony Karpinski Sep 24, 2013  
The Buffalo Bills over the last few seasons have been anything but a great organization. Obviously with a 6-10 record in 2012 and a preceding 6-10 record in 2011. Buffalo fans need to go back to 1999 for the last time they won 10 + games.

They have had their share of QB problems over the last 13 seasons, with J.P. Losman, Drew Bledsoe being brought in, and Trent Edwards being drafted, w ...  read more

2013 NFL Season Predictions
Tony Karpinski Aug 26, 2013  
AFC East

*– New England Patriots (2012 record 12-4) 2013 Prediction 10-6 Miami Dolphins (2012 record 7-9) 2013 Prediction 9-7 Buffalo Bills (2012 record 6-10) 2013 Prediction 5-11 New York Jets (2012 record 6-10) 2013 Prediction 4-12

North *– ...  read more

Geno Smith indicates a new era for the NYJ franchise.
Tony Karpinski Aug 25, 2013  
Most NFL fans would certainly admit the QB position in the NFL is the most significant and important piece to a team. And perceptibly the foundation off of how good the team will likely be.

If you take a look at 5 top teams from last year, their starting QBs were Brady, Ryan, Peyton Manning, Schaub, and Rodgers between them, that’s 164 TDs, 22,508 YDs, and an incredible 61-19 record ...  read more

NFL preseason odds: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New England Patriots
Tony Karpinski Aug 21, 2013  
The New England Patriots avoided potential disaster on Wednesday when quarterback Tom Brady went down with what looked like a potentially serious knee injury, but Brady seems to be fine and in fact may start Friday night when the Patriots host the Bucs in Week 2 of the preseason.

That all assumes that Brady does not experience an increase in pain or swelling in his left knee overnight and th ...  read more

Does Cowboys QB Tony Romo merit his big-time payday he recently received
Tony Karpinski Aug 14, 2013  
Firstly, Tony Romo takes an awful lot of blame for a QB who has always put up fantastic numbers every season. It all comes down to the post season for Tony Romo, which is why so many people have such a problem with his big payday. People love to bash on him constantly because he has shown up small in some post season games.

Think about how many teams would easily; have paid that kind of ...  read more

Can Nnamdi Asomugha bounce back after his horrendous seasons in Philly
Gregg Price Apr 27, 2013  
Asomugha was regarded as one of the leagues best shutdown corner backs in the NFL. Playing in the AFC West for 8 seasons, where he was a feared adversary for opposing QBs, week after week. And QBs had to deal with his ability to shut down a quarter of the field all the time.

When he signed with the Eagles in 2011, a huge deal was made out of it. He was going to be the savior for the team ...  read more

Who are the NBA’s top contenders for the championship this season
Tony Karpinski Apr 26, 2013  
There have been a lot of terrific moments of this season; it has given us a number of teams that have played excellently, some surprise up and comers to watch for, teams that have, with pleasure, outplayed their forecast. There has been some impressive basketball.

The most intriguing storyline to me, of course is the Miami Heat making an attempt to repeat. Let’s see if LeBron can lead hi ...  read more

Is LeBron talking about hard fouls making him look soft, or just being true
Tony Karpinski Apr 11, 2013  
Recently Danny Ainge made the comment about LeBron James and him “complaining about calls being embarrassing.” Really, Danny?

Is this a good point for you to make, when your entire career was riddled with boos and hate mail because of your incessant whining and complaining. How can you in seriousness complain about LeBron complaining?

Notice the irony, there? Now a few things to ...  read more

MLB Betting Tips: 3 Ways to Stay Focused on the Long Run
Kyle Hunter Apr 9, 2013  
Betting on Major League Baseball is totally different than betting on any other sport. There are no point spreads and the season lasts longer than any other season. While this may not seem like a big deal, the truth is it means you need to have a different game plan.

Far too many bettors place too much emphasis on short-term results, and that can lead to a lot of pain when betting on a sport ...  read more

March Madness Betting Tip: Be Cautious Betting Public Favorites
Kyle Hunter Mar 13, 2013  
March Madness Betting Tip: Be Cautious Betting Public Favorites March Madness is the best time of the year for a college basketball fan, and it can be a great time for bettors as well, but there are a lot of bettors who lose their shirt during the month of March. Generally, it is betting on the public favorites that makes bettors end up deep in the red. You’ve likely heard before that betting o ...  read more
The growing expectations of the Golden State Warriors
Gregg Price Mar 12, 2013  
After the recent explosion by Step Curry against the New York Knicks, in the palace of hoops, at Madison Square Garden, for 54 points, including going 11-13 from behind the arc. It leaves many inquiring more than enough about the Warriors as a team.

Unfortunately for Golden State, they lost the game 109-105, behind Carmelo Anthony and his quiet 35. Although Tyson Chandler, to me, wa ...  read more

Tony Karpinski Mar 7, 2013  
Another great season so far, we have had undeniable great play all over the courts. I have been enjoying great ball, dunks, deep balls and sweet no look passes. Let’s take a look at the 1st season of the NBA thus far, with the VTD 2013 Midseason NBA awards.

Most Improved Player of the year

Kemba Walker, PG, Charlotte Bobcats; 17 ppg, 3 rpg, 6 apg, Kemba has improved numerous ...  read more

College Basketball Handicapping: Predicting the Line on Marquee Matchups
Kyle Hunter Feb 26, 2013  
by Aaron Smith - 2/25/2013

Indiana sits at the top of the rankings for a third straight week after coming out of East Lansing with a big win over the Spartans. The Miami Hurricanes had been getting a lot of votes for the top spot, but their loss to Wake Forest sends them down several spots in the rankings this week.

If you are a college basketball fan, it’s hard not to love this time o ...  read more

Which point guard is the best in the NBA
Tony Karpinski Feb 25, 2013  
Being a point guard always will be in my eyes, one of the most important positions in the sport of hoops. As a starting point guard, you are the one who keeps the engine running smoothly, the chemistry flowing, you are the team’s director, and catalyst, the “quarterback” on the basketball court. To be the best, you have to get the best out of your guys, and make them better. And to me, th ...  read more
Top 10 best NFL Defensive Players in recent era
Tony Karpinski Feb 10, 2013  
With Ray Lewis retiring this season, a great deal has been said about some of the all-time greats who have played defense in the NFL in history and of course, where does #52 land in the top. I wasn’t able to watch some of the old time greats, who all had great careers, but I missed out due to my birth date.

Sorry. So to be fair, I am going to take a look at who my top 10 defensive pla ...  read more

Tony Karpinski Jan 31, 2013  
After all the waiting, the NFL forlornly, yet eagerly, comes down to this, the Super Bowl. The season is almost over with a colossal occasion like no other sporting event in the world. The Baltimore Ravens play the San Francisco 49ers for the NFL championship, all season long; the Ravens have been that team that was decent, but not considered a huge threat. The Niners have done what we hav ...  read more
Which quarterback is the real breakout star of the Super Bowl?
Tony Karpinski Jan 28, 2013  
Colin Kaepernick came into the season as a backup, not expecting to play any relevant snaps for the San Francisco 49ers this season. Alex Smith was their guy they stuck with through thick and thin, as difficult as it was at times for a 49ers fan to watch, Smith was the ultimate game manager, going 19-5-1 over the last 2 seasons, and getting his team to the NFC Championship last season.

S ...  read more

Is this the demise of the Sacramento Kings?
Gregg Price Jan 19, 2013  
The latest NBA news pulsating around the basketball world is the buzz that the Sacramento Kings could be sold and moved to Seattle. And of course, it’s always hard to see a team leave a city especially when the fans really want a basketball team.

Problem is, at the end of the day it is all about the money and as a business resolution. The Kings have had awful attendance only grabbing ap ...  read more

Tony Karpinski Jan 13, 2013  
The NFL Pro Bowl is slowly approaching (I know, makes me sad as well). It is still the boring lame game that no one is tuning in and watching. The NFL Pro Bowl game is certainly one of the worst, to the point as of where Goodell was considering stopping it all together, which I would be okay with if it was decided. The players need to participate, at least give 75%.

Big arms in the poc ...  read more

NCAA Basketball: Five Underrated Mid-Major Teams
Kyle Hunter Jan 12, 2013  
The term mid-major has gotten a lot more attention in the past few years than it ever got before. That's what happens when George Mason and VCU make the Final Four and Butler gets to the title game twice. There might not be another Final Four contender among the mid-major teams, but some of these teams fly under the radar during the season. Here's five underrated mid-major teams to keep your eye o ...  read more
How the New York Knicks have become legitimate contenders in the NBA
Tony Karpinski Jan 11, 2013  
Now with all the bad games of last years early season, behind us, we look at a team that looks complete. The Knicks have become a much better team this year, most markedly, on the offensive end of the game.

Loaded up with shooters like J.R. Smith, Steve Novak, and Raymond Felton on their team who are all stroking it well from the outside. But truly important is how they are taking care o ...  read more

The NBA Silent Powerhouse Team
Tony Karpinski Jan 2, 2013  
The silent powerhouse team, which is the Memphis Grizzlies, and why they look to be genuine title contenders this year.

Some may question if the Grizzlies have enough ability to seriously compete? They have a strong grinding team, that can wear you down, with a strong front court, with Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol, who can easily make a living off of banging inside with the best of ‘em. ...  read more

The top 10 best wide receivers in the NFL today
Tony Karpinski Dec 28, 2012  
The NFL is loaded with talent, and today we will take a look at some of the highest ended talent in the skilled positions on the field. The divas, the game changers, the playmakers. Yes, the WRs. Let’s look at the top 10 best wide outs in the league, and what makes them extraordinary.

10. Mike Wallace, 6-0, 180 lbs, Pittsburgh Steelers- The speed demon has really come on str ...  read more

The Lakers need a serious attitude adjustment.
Tony Karpinski Dec 12, 2012  
The Lakers have been the big shots from the Western conference for several seasons. But things have rapidly taken a downward swing into a wasteland in 2012 early into the NBA season.

And with the up and coming Clippers playing very good ball, sitting atop the Pacific division at this point, and playing much better than the big daddy’s from the other LA court. Que ...  read more

Michael Vick being shut down for the Philadelphia Eagles raises anticipated matters.
Gregg Price Dec 12, 2012  
Well we have all been aware of the fact that visibly Mike Vick is not going to be playing anymore this season for the Eagles. Handing 23 year old Nick Foles the starting job at QB here on out for the season.

Foles looked solid in his games he played, throwing for over 700 YDs. Foles did show some good accuracy and made excellent decisions when he played. The Eagles are allowing him ...  read more

A tribute to one of the greatest backs that ever played the game.
Tony Karpinski Dec 9, 2012  
The 2nd most recognized LT in the sports world retired earlier this football season, and I felt that a little deserved time should be spent with authentic retrospect of one of the all time greats and his career, retiring after 11 remarkable years in the National Football League.

LaDainian Tomlinson was drafted in 2001 by the San Diego Chargers with their 5th overall pick. He immediate ...  read more

Suh is effectively and quickly ruining his own reputation in the NFL.
Tony Karpinski Dec 2, 2012  
We have seen many players fall from glory in the NFL in their careers, some deservedly so, and some with just some bad luck.

But with Ndamukong Suh, something seems to be wrong. With everything. At 6-4 and 310 lbs, Suh is more than just an imposing specimen on the field, he is downright frightening. His ability has never been questioned, recording a whopping 10 sacks in his 1st year ...  read more

The Niners facing the dreaded QB Kap or not to Kap?
Tony Karpinski Nov 30, 2012  
The San Francisco 49ers success over the last few seasons has been promising. Led mostly by their stingy defense, which have been top 4 in points/game for 3 out of the last 4 seasons, along with a relentless running game. What would most people say has been the reason for their success? Was it Alex Smith’s ability that led them to 19 wins over the last 2 seasons? Using his conservative styl ...  read more
Why do the Atlanta Falcons still get no respect?
Tony Karpinski Nov 29, 2012  
The Falcons are one of the NFC's superior teams, yet still after almost 3 quarters of the season is through, seemingly not many still give them much of a possibility to make any noise in the playoffs. Everyone seems to waiting for the big stinker, somewhere along the way, Ryan will throw a terrible pick, there will be a costly fumble, their defense will get lit up like a Christmas tree, somethin ...  read more
NBA 2012 Season preview
Tony Karpinski Oct 29, 2012  
We are getting ready for another season of hoops. I always look forward to the beginning of the NBA season, a new start. So with the season knocking on our doorsteps, let’s take a look at the teams this year and where they potentially could end up this season.

After a drama filled season last year. Welcome back NBA!

Eastern Conference


Brooklyn Net ...  read more

Did the Philadelphia Eagles put all their eggs in one basket to quick with Vick?
Tony Karpinski Oct 15, 2012  
When Mike Vick signed his new contract in 2011, I felt it was a huge risk. Vick and the Eagles agreed on a 6 year contract worth $100 million dollars, including around $40 million guaranteed. A lot of money to throw at a player who had 1 good season, risky isn’t the word.

Stupid, is more like it. When Vick joined the Eagles in 2009, he was taken in under their wings, and was pla ...  read more

How long before the trigger is pulled on Sanchez?
Gregg Price Oct 6, 2012  
Has the time arrived that most of us kind of felt was going to happen the moment it occurred in New York. Not, will, but when will Tim Tebow become the starter for the Jets? Playing in New York, obviously everything is under a gigantic microscope and everything is looked at with detailed assessment and doubt of moves made good and bad. But, we all knew it would happen sooner or later.

Rex ...  read more

Do the New England Patriots have real issues with their new developing offense?
Tony Karpinski Sep 27, 2012  
Is Tom Brady part of the issue in New England? Is it possible? Is his arm still up to it? No, I think Brady is still all right, and will continue to be so for another 2-3 years (wow, let that settle in for a second).

But, looking at the picture on a whole, things seem a bit more disturbed. Tom is being hurried, and no QB likes being uncomfortable and required to deal with a crumb ...  read more

Is 2012 a new start for the Dallas Cowboys?
Tony Karpinski Sep 10, 2012  
Are the Cowboys really a different team that they were last year in 2011? Many people think so, many are very hesitant, as always. The Cowboys are one of the teams in football, either loved or hated. And there are many grounds behind that, the Super Bowls, the strut they carry, Jerry Jones? Seemingly every year they have high expectations thrown at them which have been tough at best.

In ...  read more

NFL Football Betting: Don't Overreact to Results from One Week
Kyle Hunter Sep 10, 2012  
When betting on the NFL, those who are thorough and wise have the upper hand. It is no secret that consistently beating the oddsmakers in the NFL is far from easy. Why do you think that is? The sportsbooks are smart, and they know that they will get far more action on the NFL than any other sport. Obviously the lines are going to be tight on a weekly basis. Let’s take a quick look at one way to st ...  read more
NFL Over/Under wins per team
Gregg Price Sep 3, 2012  
Lets start in the NFC. East - Eagles (11-5) Giants (9-7) Dallas (9-7) Wash (6-10) Norh - G.B. (13-3) Bears (10-6) Lions (10-6) Minny (5-11) South N.O. (12-4) Atl (10-6) Car (8-8) TB (6-10) West S.F. (10-6) Seattle (9-7) Arizona (7-9) Rams (4-12) Now the AFC East - N.E. (13-3) Jets (7-9) Bills (6-10) Miami (5-11) North - Bengals (10-6) Balt (10-6) Pit (9-7) Clev (3-13) So ...  read more
2012 NFL Predictions and Picks
Tony Karpinski Aug 29, 2012  
2012 NFL season predictions



*– New England Patriots (2011 record 13-3) 2012 Prediction 14-2 Buffalo Bills (2011 record 6-10) 2012 Prediction 7-9 New York Jets (2011 record 8-8) 2012 Prediction 6-10 Miami Dolphins (2011 record 6-10) 2012 Prediction 4-12


*– Baltimore Ravens (2011 record 12 - 4) 2012 Prediction 11-5 +- Cincinnati Be ...  read more

MLB Betting Tips: Five Under the Radar Starting Pitchers
Kyle Hunter Jul 17, 2012  
By this time of the MLB season, the oddsmakers have figured out most starting pitchers quite well. Still, even in July there are a few starting pitchers who stand out as guys that the oddsmakers continue to undervalue. Let’s take a look at five guys I think are flying under the radar thus far.

5. Jarrod Parker (Athletics) – Jarrod Parker nearly no-hit the Texas rangers earlier this year. Any ...  read more

Five MLB Teams Currently Underrated by Oddsmakers
Kyle Hunter Apr 17, 2012  
The first couple weeks of the Major League Baseball season seem to always bring quite a few surprises, and this year is no different. Playing underdogs all through the month of April is generally a winning strategy when betting on baseball. The NBA is still getting a lot of attention from the oddsmakers, and I believe there are still some soft lines available right now. Which teams are being under ...  read more
Why did Peyton Manning pick the Denver Broncos?
Tony Karpinski Apr 9, 2012  
After weeks upon weeks of anticipation and reading the articles and hearing the buzz we have found out where the legend, the big prize in the free agency is landing.

Manning going to the Denver Broncos. The Broncos are willing to take the risk on a 36 year old QB with severe neck and nerve damage, even though he passed all his physicals, it’s still a risky move in my opinion. Bo ...  read more

What does the second half of the season hold for the New York Knicks?
Tony Karpinski Mar 9, 2012  
The New York Knicks started off not playing anywhere near what was anticipated of them this season. They came in with high feelings of having a commanding run on the season with their big signing of center Tyson Chandler, who was going to be the core to the team’s defensive problems in the middle.

Chandler has been excellent for the Knicks, giving them 12 ppg, 10 rpg, leading the te ...  read more

2012 Milwaukee Brewers Predictions and MLB Futures Odds
Kyle Hunter Mar 8, 2012  
by Aaron Smith - 3/7/2012

A couple months ago the Milwaukee Brewers expected to be without Ryan Braun at the beginning of the season. Fans were preparing for a disappointing season without Prince Fielder and Braun for the first 50 games. Fast forward to today and the fan base is rejoicing after Braun stunningly won the appeal of his 50-game suspension. Major League Baseball is up in arms reg ...  read more

Tony Karpinski Mar 3, 2012  
With no camp their has been some poor play now and then, but overall its been another great season so far. I have been entertained even through the short schedule and the maddening amount of games teams are playing.

With a quickened pace of season, its put even more importance of great play quickly, not a lot of time to grow into a team or time to “buy in” it’s now or never. Lets take ...  read more

Five Underrated College Basketball Conferences
Kyle Hunter Feb 25, 2012  
The mid-major label used to be a negative thing, but no longer. George Mason, Butler, and VCU have all helped many college basketball fans realize that it isn’t only about the major conferences. Not all small conferences are created equal, so I wanted to take a look at five conferences that I believe are underrated by the average fan

Top Five Underrated College Basketball Conferences

1 ...  read more

Linsanity takes over New York
Tony Karpinski Feb 15, 2012  
We don’t characteristically think of Asians having successful NBA basketball careers. Which is what makes this story of Jeremy Lin that much more thrilling and enchanting. He is a fresh young face to market internationally to a country and nation who love the sport of basketball.

Lin has brought an absolute great story to the NBA recently, and has become a phenom amongst fans and cas ...  read more

Was Ricky Rubio worth the wait in Minnesota?
Tony Karpinski Feb 8, 2012  
Since being drafted by the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves back in 2009, he was already being called the “next big thing.” After deciding not to play when he was drafted and go back and play in Spain with Barcelona, led many to doubt if he was ready for the next level of his game.

Since he has been brought in now, he has blown up and shown signs of becoming a top notch superstar. The f ...  read more

Ranking the College Basketball Conferences
Kyle Hunter Feb 5, 2012  
We are right in the middle of Conference play for all the major conferences. There’s only about a month for teams to improve their body of work and prepare for the NCAA Tournament. There’s always a healthy debate about which conference is the best from top to bottom. Here’s a look at my rankings based on the deepest conferences from top to bottom as it stands in early February 2012.

Top Six ...  read more

College Basketball: Five Overrated Teams ATS
Kyle Hunter Jan 31, 2012  
College basketball betting is all about finding value. There are plenty of occasions where great teams aren’t necessarily great teams to bet on because of the lack of value. A great example of this was the Kentucky Wildcats earlier this year. Kentucky actually failed to cover the spread in a span of 14 straight games from late November to early January. The Wildcats only lost one of those games st ...  read more
Tony Karpinski Jan 31, 2012  
After all the waiting, the NFL sadly will be ending, yet excitedly boils down to this, the big game. We all wait with baited breath for the season to begin, rooting on our teams, hoping for them to make it to the Bowl. Now the season is almost over and although climactic like no other sporting event in the world, after this we wait for the Draft.

The New York Giants play the New England P ...  read more

Has Eli Manning finally done enough to be considered an “elite quarterback?”
Tony Karpinski Jan 26, 2012  
Firstly, I will start with the fact that I think the term elite is thrown around way too much. Like similar terms like icon, or legend, these are words that are very powerful words and should never be taken carelessly when describing someone or something.

But, I will also say, times change much more frequently in today’s sports than they ever have, and I dejectedly imagine they will o ...  read more

NFL 2011-12 Playoff preview
Tony Karpinski Jan 6, 2012  
The 2011 NFL regular season has been brought to a close. After 17 weeks of combat on the field week in and week out. After TD passes, long TD runs, interceptions, sacks, some helmet to helmet hits and even a stomp or two, and of course through the dreaded summer lockout we have now gotten down to the finest 12 teams.

Last years champs, the Green Bay Packers. After going 15-1 on the year, t ...  read more

NBA 2011-2012 Season preview
Tony Karpinski Dec 19, 2011  
After everything we have been through waiting for the nonsense and the lockout (seems to be what all the cool kids are doing these days) to be over, finally. We are prepping for a season of hoops. Shorter schedule, only 66 games, fine with me. Personally I always felt the league could make the season 65-70 games and it would be more meaningful, so 66 is great.

A new beginning is imminent ...  read more

College Basketball: Five Under the Radar Value Teams
Kyle Hunter Dec 15, 2011  
College basketball is my single favorite sport to handicap. It is generally the sport I do the best in as well. Why is it my favorite sport to handicap? I truly believe that because there are so many teams and so many games, there are more values to be found than in other sports. Where is the most value? I typically find the most value in games that most people aren’t paying much attention to. Let ...  read more
What does the Carson Palmer trade bring to the Oakland Raiders?
Tony Karpinski Oct 25, 2011  
Carson Palmers career has been first-class. He played in destitute Cincinnati for 7 seasons. Putting up some attractive numbers while there, finishing his career there with 22,694 yards, 3rd in team history. 154 TD passes, also 3rd in Bengals history.

But one thing Carson didn’t do was lead his team to the Super Bowl. With a 46-51 record as a starter there, winning only 47% of the games h ...  read more

Did the Patriots get a bum deal with Ochocinco?
Tony Karpinski Oct 18, 2011  

When Chad Johnson was still Chad Johnson and with the Cincinnati Bengals he was their WR1 for years for most of his career there. 7 times he had 1000+ receiving yards in a season, and hit at least 9 TDs 4 times. Fun? Sure. Annoying? At times. Good guy? Absolutely.

His skill set is overall pretty ordinary on the large scale though. He has okay hands and is only a reasonable route ...  read more

NCAA Football: Five Underrated Teams at One Month Mark
Kyle Hunter Oct 6, 2011  
Recently, I wrote an article here about the top five overrated teams at the one month mark. I thought it would only be fair to take a look at five teams I consider underrated at this point as well. Remember, this is a list of teams that I believe the oddsmakers are too low on at this time.

1. Oregon- I’m not saying the oddsmakers don’t like Oregon, but at this point I don’t think they like ...  read more

Weekly NFL POWER B-L-I-T-Z recap
Tony Karpinski Oct 5, 2011  
Game of the week

Lions (4-0) vs Cowboys (2-2); The Lions beat the Cowboys, 34-30. The Lions have been more than showing they are a team to be taken very seriously. Putting something pretty special together early in the season. I, who was once unsure of the hype, am buying in on the Lions, they are legit. Turning a 24 point deficit from the 2nd quarter, roaring back to win the game 34-30 o ...  read more

NCAA Football: Five Overrated Teams at the One Month Mark
Kyle Hunter Sep 26, 2011  
We’re already a month into the college football season. It’s hard to believe we’ve already had four weeks of action, but time flies when you are having a good time! I wanted to take a look at five teams that are overrated right now. As usual, I will look at these teams relative valuation by the oddsmakers. These are five times I believe the oddsmakers are too high on right now.

1. Penn State ...  read more

4 questions about the Dallas Cowboys in 2011.
Tony Karpinski Sep 25, 2011  
The Dallas Cowboys have a long proud past of being a contender and a prospective Super Bowl competitor. They have stars, they have a huge amazing stadium, and they have the glitz and all the glam.

But, yet, when all is said and done, they have been average at best since 2000, with 2 excellent seasons, but then going 1-4 in the playoffs since 2003. Where does the problem lie? It seems ...  read more

What team has had the best off season moves?
Tony Karpinski Sep 5, 2011  
With the NFL season knocking at the door, and we await the “kick-off heard round the world” let us take a look at some of the action that has occurred during the off season. Let’s see what top 5 teams have made the best steps.

5- Kansas City Chiefs; The Chiefs made a few nice moves that should help out the team last year. Adding Steve Breaston to the mix will and should give Cass ...  read more

Have we seen the end of Randy Moss?
Tony Karpinski Aug 25, 2011  
There is no question of the skills of a player of Randy Moss’s caliber. He played for 13 years, made loads of amazing catches, out leaping, out running, out jostling CBs, and safeties all over the NFL.

One of the major issues the troubled wide receiver apparently had was his desire. He never seemed to play with the fire and take 100% full advantage of his skills, he just “let it happen.” M ...  read more

College Football Preview: Five Undervalued Teams
Kyle Hunter Aug 20, 2011  
A profitable season of college football betting is all about finding value on a weekly basis. Some handicappers believe it is wise to stay away from making any wagers the first couple weeks of the year, but I don’t agree. I think the beginning of the season is a good time to use the hours of homework you have done over the summer to give you the edge over the books.

Not all undervalued team ...  read more

What kind of expectations are there for the Green Bay Packers to repeat as champions?
Tony Karpinski Aug 15, 2011  
Firstly, let’s start off with an ecstatic cheer for the NFL football season getting geared up and ready to roll. I never considered the horrific thought that football wouldn’t start on time, and thankfully for all the fans, it will be, without missing a beat.

Welcome back NFL!

Now, onto the “Packer Backers.” Last season, the Pack made it into the playoffs with a 10-6 respectabl ...  read more

Big Ten Predictions: Leaders Division Power Rankings
Kyle Hunter Aug 11, 2011  
Big Ten Leaders Division Power Rankings The Big Ten, which is made up of 12 teams, will now have divisional play. The Legends and Leaders divisional nicknames haven’t been popular with the fan base, but it will definitely be exciting to see how divisional play (and the addition of Nebraska) changes the landscape in the Big Ten. Let’s take a look at my power rankings for the Big Ten’s Leaders D ...  read more
Top Five Underrated Starting Pitchers in Baseball
Kyle Hunter May 13, 2011  
The season is now a month and a half old. The pretenders will start fading away over the next few weeks, while I expect some of the underachieving teams to pick up the pace. Today, I wanted to take a look at some of the most underrated starting pitchers in all of baseball right now. We know Roy Halladay is the best of the best, but so do the books. The point of this article is to look for some sta ...  read more
MLB Betting: The Importance of Defense in Baseball Handicapping
Kyle Hunter May 11, 2011  
by Aaron Smith - 5/11/2011

When is the last time you sat down and analyzed a Major League Baseball team’s defense? The answer is likely either a long time ago or never. The average sports bettor thinks a lot about defense when analyzing a football or basketball game, but I’m convinced that most people don’t think nearly enough about defense when it comes to baseball. It may not mean as much ...  read more

MLB April Review- Overrated and Underrated Teams
Kyle Hunter Apr 30, 2011  
The baseball season is now one month old. As always, there are plenty of positive and negative surprises already this year. Which teams are being overrated by the books and which teams are being underrated by the books? Keep in mind the baseball season is 162 games long, so most teams have only played about 15 to 17 percent of their games at this point in the season. Here are my top five overrated ...  read more
2011 NFL Draft Preview
Tony Karpinski Apr 27, 2011  
1-Carolina Panthers (Last year’s record 2-14); Marcell Dareus, Alabama, Defensive End; I don’t think they are ready to give up on Jimmy Clausen yet.

2-Denver Broncos (Last year’s record 4-12); Nick Fairley, Auburn, Defensive Tackle; Extraordinary pass rusher desired.

3-Buffalo Bills (Last year’s record 4-12); Patrick Peterson, LSU, Cornerback; Immediate help at corner, create so ...  read more

Who really got the better deal in the Carmello Anthony trade?
Tony Karpinski Apr 24, 2011  
Carmelo Anthony has been a superstar for years, scoring from all over the court. A career 24.8 point scorer and a 46% shooter from the field. Melo has been proven as a scorer throughout his NBA for 7 years.

Playing at Syracuse, he scored 22 a night for the 30-5 Orange, taking them to the NCAA championship and winning it all in 202-2003 beating Kansas. After only 1 season, he decided to ...  read more

What bad NBA team has the greatest chance for success the soonest?
Joe Gaffney Apr 21, 2011  
The NBA playoffs have started up. Who will be the eventual victor to lift up the trophy? When winning championships is the ultimate final goal that all NBA teams want to accomplish after a long season, teams need to build, rebuild and take chances on new players, draft right. Which now and then means getting just get plain lucky.

We know of the big teams, but how about the teams that hav ...  read more

Why the NBA is better when the Knicks are back in the playoffs.
Tony Karpinski Apr 16, 2011  
The struggling New York Knicks haven’t been in the playoffs for 6 years. The last time they won 50 games was back in 99-00. The Knicks have struggled for many, many seasons, winning an average of only 32 games a season during that 10 year span. Last time they were in the playoffs, they were being coached by the dueling triple coaching of Don Chaney, Lenny Wilkens and even Herb Williams and their ...  read more
Has the Celtics luck faded
Tony Karpinski Apr 12, 2011  
When the 2011 season began, the men in green were off and running…again. Last year’s 7 game series loss to the Los Angeles Lakers kept them motivated and hungry.

They were ripping teams apart, beating Miami, Oklahoma City and Chicago along the way, easily. Putting up 101 a game, and holding their opponents to only 92 a night over the first 25 games of the season. Teams struggled getting go ...  read more

NFL Draft: Offensive Skill Players a Hot Commodity
Joe Gaffney Apr 7, 2011  
by David Schwab - 4/7/2011

Anyone who seriously follows professional football understands that championship teams are built around a strong offensive and defensive line. Yet, when it comes to the NFL Draft, much of the focus revolves around the top prospects in the offensive skill positions.

This year’s crop includes Blaine Gabbert and Cam Newton at quarterback, A.J. Green and Julio Jo ...  read more

Tony Karpinski Mar 31, 2011  
WEEK OF: 3/20/11 - 3/26/11

1-Los Angeles Lakers (52-20) The Lakers have been animals since the All-Star break, we all understand. Losing only to Miami in a 94-88 game. Playing defense has been key, particularly against the deep ball, where they rank 3rd in the NBA, forcing teams to try to put it inside where they are strongest.

2- Chicago Bulls (53-19); The Bulls are playing like ...  read more

Tony Karpinski Mar 22, 2011  
Week of: 3/13/11 - 3/19/11

1-Los Angeles Lakers (49-20) The Lakers have been awesome and have promptly climbed the ladder in the NBA as best teams, with a crack at top 3 seeding overall in the NBA. With a favorable schedule over next few weeks will be fun to watch.

2- Chicago Bulls (49-19); The Bulls have a big team; with Joakim Noah, Omer Asik, and when healthy, Carlos Boozer able ...  read more

Tony Karpinski Mar 17, 2011  
Week of: 3/6/11 - 3/12/11

1-San Antonia Spurs (54-12) Greg Popovich remains one of the NBA’s best coaches, changing his line ups around to fit in to keep things fresh. Spurs forward DeJuan Blair (8.8 ppg, 7.2 rpg) was scooped from the starting lineup.

2- Los Angeles Lakers (47-20); Phil Jackson and his mind games continue, with egging on other players, coaches, even owners. Does it ...  read more

Tony Karpinski Mar 10, 2011  
Week of: 2/27/11 - 3/5/11

1-San Antonio Spurs (51-11) The Spurs laid a beating on the hyped Miami Heat, establishing themselves again as the best team easily in the NBA right now. The Spurs hold an incredible 27-10 record vs .500 or better teams. They can lay it down every night on opponents.

2- Dallas Mavericks (45-16); The Mavericks have won 18 of their last 20 games. Anyone givin ...  read more

NBA All Star Weekend, is it as special anymore?
Tony Karpinski Feb 19, 2011  
When I was a kid, growing up watching basketball, the All Star weekend was awesome. I was pumped up for everything that was the All Star game, from the dunk contest to the three point shootout. Now in addition, when I was a kid, I had to hang on to see who won on the news at night, my friend video recorded it on the VCR at his grandma’s house, and we got it the next day and watched it.

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BracketBuster Weekend Preview
Kyle Hunter Feb 17, 2011  
BracketBuster weekend is here, which means March is right around the corner. College basketball is now on the center stage. My single favorite time of the year, March Madness, is only weeks away. I love the concept of the BracketBuster weekend, which is now in its ninth season. It is a chance for teams from the smaller conferences around the country to make a name for themselves, and pick up a big ...  read more
Tony Karpinski Feb 14, 2011  
WEEK OF: 2/6/11 - 2/12/11

1-San Antonio Spurs (45-9) The Spurs being led by Manu Ginobli’s 18/game, are a new look team. Dealing with their perennial all star starter, Tim Duncan, who, was not voted into the starting lineup for the Western Conference All-Star game, are still the best in the NBA.

2- Boston Celtics (38-14); They are still the best in the East, with their suffoca ...  read more

Tony Karpinski Feb 9, 2011  
WEEK OF 1/30/11 - 2/5/11

1-San Antonio Spurs (42-8); The San Antonio Spurs are the team no one gave a chance to this season. They are too old, they can’t contend with the big dawgs in the West anymore; don't have the stars or weapons to challenge. They are obviously proving everyone dead wrong, winning in many ways. Scoring the ball, 104 ppg, playing defense, 97/gm, and how about the unkno ...  read more

Super Bowl 45 Preview: The Defenses
Kyle Hunter Feb 4, 2011  
Defense wins championships, that's one of the most popular sayings in all of sports. It often rings true, so I wanted to take a look at a comparison of the two defenses in Super Bowl 45. We'll take a look at the rushing defenses, the passing defenses, and then the overall defensive picture. Which team has the edge in each category?

The Rushing Defense: The Green Bay Packers have endure ...  read more

Tony Karpinski Feb 3, 2011  
NBA week of 1/23/11 - 1/29/11

1-San Antonio Spurs (40-7); The Spurs have been together. They have a balanced team from top to bottom, with 5 players scoring between 11-19 or more every night.

2- Boston Celtics (36-11); Boston needs to make sure they stay healthy. They have a deep team with much help from their bench; with Nate Robinson and Glen Davis giving immediate productio ...  read more

Tony Karpinski Jan 31, 2011  
1/16/11 - 1/22/11

1-San Antonio Spurs (38-7); The Spurs have been rock-solid all around, shooting well, hitting their free throws and rebounding. Even though a bad loss to Hornets, they are still the monsters in Midwest

2- Boston Celtics (33-10); Boston needs to make sure they keep the pace up in their games. Even on old legs (that seem to get younger?) they keep winning, with win ...  read more

NFL Conference Championship game reviews
Tony Karpinski Jan 28, 2011  
Green Bay Packers over the Chicago Bears, 21-14.

Sunday afternoon the Green Bay Packers went to Soldier Field in a great matchup between two teams from the old school black and blue division, the NFC North. Green Bay’s defense was critical throughout the game. So many pay attention to the high powered offense of the Packers, that many tend to forget they were ranked 2nd in the NFL in a ...  read more

NBA Rookie of the Year watch
Tony Karpinski Jan 20, 2011  
When NBA teams draft their players on June 24th, they always hope to seize the next big thing, the next super star that no one saw coming. To get that guy, the one who is going to turn your franchise around, or the guy to take the torch from your current leader in to the future.

Take a look at the number 1 picks in the draft over the last 10 seasons. Most have turned out to be pretty go ...  read more



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