As every rapper in the last 5 months has stated in some verse: It ain't trickin if you got it. Last night, I came on the site all cocky telling you how I am going to make you money, but guess what, I made you money. If you followed me that is. 4-1 last night and a late game collapse away from being 5-0. To put this into perspective, the best sports bettors in the world hit 60%, and most who do it for a living only hit 57-59%. Last night, I hit 80%. That is not going to happen every night, so dont expect it. However, I do expect to hit 60% over the course of a season in every sport that I cap. College bball on Friday nights is god awful, as its just a bunch of Ivy Leaguers getting their games in before they have to meet their study groups for the rest of their Friday nights. No plays there. Got a few that I like in the NBA though:
Denver -6.5: Caron Butler is out, making this game pretty much Denver vs Jamison. I expect a huge blowout here, as Washington isn't good enough to be taken seriously, even at home.
Oklahoma City +6: this is where people lose money in gambling. As far as public perceptions are concerned, a team like Phoenix or New Orleans is considered good, while teams like Oklahoma City are considered bad. However, when it comes to covering spreads, Phoenix is 16-29-1 and New Orleans is 19-25-1. Meanwhile, Oklahoma City is 31-18 vs the spread, only trailing Cleveland and Orlando. Don't make the common rookie mistake by taking Portland here. Oklahoma City covers tonight, and maybe even wins straight up.