Louisiana Derby Bets

With the sports world coming to a halt last week, so did my sports gambling, obviously. I have yet to dive into Russian basketball, but the withdrawals may be kicking in soon. Luckily, there is some horse racing to tide me over. The Louisiana Derby is in a few hours, running at Fair Grounds. The race has a new distance this year, moving to 1 3/16 miles, matching the Preakness distance. Of the 14 horses, eight are locals, as well as a son of American Pharoah. The Odds Favorite Of the 14, Enforceable enters as the favorite in the morning … Continue reading Louisiana Derby Bets

College Basketball Power Rankings

It’s college basketball tournament time, with the conference tournaments underway, and March Madness right around the corner. I will not be making my annual trek to Vegas this year, as I have a Boston work trip next week. And Illinois did not get anyone with mobile betting up just yet, which means if I want to make any legal wagers, I’m driving to Indiana again. Still, I finally got a chance to sit down and work on some power rankings. I have a top 64 for now. I will sit down next weekend and power rate each NCAA Tournament team, … Continue reading College Basketball Power Rankings

Football Season Is Over, Long Live Football Season (An XFL Primer)

The NFL season ended Sunday with the Chiefs win over San Francisco, but thanks to the stubbornness of Vince McMahon, football season is nigh. Nigh, I say, as the XFL reboot is set to begin this weekend. There are just enough known names from my dynasty football consumption and just enough rules differences, most of which are a step in the direction I would like to take football, to make the league interesting. Plus, you know, the whole St. Louis Battlehawks thing. Yay Local Team! Eight Teams The XFL will feature eight teams in two divisions. The East: St. Louis … Continue reading Football Season Is Over, Long Live Football Season (An XFL Primer)

Super Bowl Day

The Super Bowl is an unofficial holiday in the Weez household. Food, drink, friends. I still think the day after the Super Bowl should be a federal holiday. As should Election Day, but that is a whole other topic of discussion. My Super Bowl day started at 3:45 a.m., firing up the smoker for 16 pounds of pulled pork. We have a KC sweet and smokey sauce to add if the guest would lime. Take note: pulled pork is a meat, not a soup. Add the sauce after. There will also be SF sourdough grilled cheeses, completing the balance. I … Continue reading Super Bowl Day

NFL DFS Week 16

Here are this week’s Draftkings lineups I am rolling with. Playing two cash game lineups. One for main slate only, and one for a Sunday-Monday slate so I could hop aboard the Mike Boone bandwagon. I’m apparently hoping for a shootout in the Chargers-Raiders game, which pretty much guarantees a suckfest in that one. It’s tempting to bet the under 44.5 as a hedge. Oh, and the RB injuries allow me to finally afford Lamar again, despite a hefty salary. Continue reading NFL DFS Week 16

CFB Bowl Picks ATS

Bowl season starts Friday. Here is a quick look at the sides I like. May come back around to further dive into some individual picks later if I get time. I will also mark my actual bets on this page in bold. Charlotte +6.5 vs. Buffalo. Bet U52. Buffalo can defend ground game. Weather likely. Kent St. +5 vs. Utah St. San Diego St. -3.5 vs. Central Michigan Liberty +4.5 vs. Georgia Southern FAU +3 vs. SMU. Arkansas St. -2.5 vs. FIU Like U62.5 Boise St +3.5 vs. Washington App St. -16.5 vs. UAB Marshall +17.5 vs. UCF BYU -2 … Continue reading CFB Bowl Picks ATS

CFB Power Ratings–Pre-Bowl Season

Here are my pre-bowl season power ratings, with bowl games set to kick off Friday. And yeah, my top two power rated teams are playing each other in the semifinals. Note: these do not take into account players sitting out yet. As for coaches leaving, I don’t adjust much based on interim coaches. Since 2010, teams have performed right at their ATS numbers on average even with interim coaches. Rank Team IAW RTG 1 Ohio State 0.6 2 Clemson 2.1 3 LSU 4.4 4 Alabama 7.3 5 Georgia 10.1 6 Oklahoma 12.1 7 Utah 13.4 8 Michigan 13.6 9 Florida … Continue reading CFB Power Ratings–Pre-Bowl Season