Ultimate CFB bowl betting guide

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The Buckeyes haven’t been this big of an underdog since Week 4 of 2011 at Nebraska (plus-10). Arkansas

5. 20 and Jan. Stanford

7. The last time Florida State was this large of an underdog was in Week 14 of 2009 against Florida (plus-26).

Georgia Tech (+7) vs. How much excitement a team will have headed into the bowl: “You’re looking for a team that is thrilled to be there and looking forward to the game,” White says.

For our value plays, we had six bowl games that had a difference of four points or more between the Las Vegas point spread and the difference in the two teams’ CFB Vegas Rankings. 

Wisconsin (+6.5) vs. Getting blown out by Ohio State 59-0 in the Big Ten championship game has inflated this spread; according to the handicappers, this should be around Auburn minus-1.

– Evan Abrams

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Best Bowl-Season System Plays from Sports Insights. Marshall (Dec. But fear not, Insider is here to help. This is a time for celebrating the holidays with family and friends, knocking back a glass of eggnog (which, let’s stop kidding ourselves, is really just a socially acceptable way to drink pancake batter one month every year) and engaging in binge football viewing.

The handicappers believe this is a simple overreaction to the last time the nation saw Wisconsin play. 1 and No. Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Notre Dame (+7.5) vs. How much time off a team has had before the bowl: “When you are not playing, it’s hard to simulate game speed. 2 teams are Alabama and Oregon, and all three handicappers gave the Crimson Tide and Ducks those ratings. It’s like driving on the highway at 30 mph,” White says.

Bowl season is the holy grail of the sports calendar. 23 Boca Raton Bowl)

VR line: Wisconsin (+1)

Florida State (+9) vs. 4. Michigan State

5. Northern Illinois has been in this position before, and Marshall has failed to cover its last three games entering bowl season.

7. Alabama (Jan. Alabama

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Chad Millman’s Seven Bowl-Bonanza Rules

The five teams that have taken the most bets over the course of the season, according to Kornegay, lead bookmaker at the Westgate Las Vegas, and his staff:

A subset of No. Our stance is rooted in experience: One reason underdogs fare particularly well in low-scoring games is that less scoring naturally leads to closer games, which disproportionately benefits the team getting points.

Key links:

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Chad Millman’s seven rules for betting bowl games.

1. 3 and 4 spots; some liked Ohio State then TCU, while others liked TCU then Baylor. Tennessee

– David Solar

Jay Kornegay’s Top Public Teams

Georgia Tech ended the season on a six-game ATS winning streak and faces a Mississippi State team that just came off a loss against its rival, Ole Miss, in the Egg Bowl after a tremendous start to the season. 1 Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, and Oregon 4.5 points better than Florida State in the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual in Pasadena, California.

Top five  public teams according to Jay Kornegay of the Westgate Las Vegas.

With an abundance of bowl games, many bettors feel obligated to lay down a wager on every game. Taxslayer Bowl: Iowa (+3.5) vs. New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Penn State (+2.5) vs. Sharp bettors are able to then capitalize on these artificially inflated lines by focusing on teams that are being ignored across the marketplace.

We preach the importance of betting against the public and taking underdogs in games with low totals. Advocare V100 Texas Bowl: Texas (+5.5) vs. Thirty days of practice in warm weather before a bowl game helps you get a lot more done than practicing in a bubble or outside in a cold climate.”

Typically we prefer a larger sample size when creating a new betting system; however, with a limited number of bowl games in our database, this system has proved to be profitable during the regular season as well.

Ohio State (+9.5) vs.

Our historical database shows that since 2005, the average college football total is 53.66 points. How can you trust UCLA?

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Handicappers’ five best ATS bets, SU bets, O/U bets and potential upsets. Concepts of money management and selectivity are often disregarded during bowl season, although many trends fall in line with those we’ve observed during the regular season.

It’s easy to get overwhelmed amid the myriad college football bowl games that will be played between Dec.

1. Quotes are courtesy of Kenny White, the current COO of Don Best Sports, and Vegas vet Bryan Leonard.

6. San Diego State

3. San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: Navy (+3) vs. “What you want to do is see how a team stepped up in class,” Leonard says.

Here’s a primer that outlines the factors professional bettors consider when wagering on bowl games. Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl: Houston (+3) vs. Gildan New Mexico Bowl: UTEP (+10) vs. The ratings are meant to compare the relative strength of the teams if they were to meet on a neutral field, which is what we get in bowl games (except for rare cases). Mississippi State

Northern Illinois (+10) vs. The weather on schools’ respective campuses: “The SEC, Pac-12, even the ACC tend to do better in the bowls than the Big Ten, Big 12 and Big East,” White says. This criterion produced a system with a 48-28 ATS record (63.2 percent) with plus-17.18 units won and a 22.6 percent return on investment (ROI).

NIU won its last seven games of the regular season, including a game against Western Michigan, where it was an 8-point underdog. Just like the College Football Playoff committee, there was a simple difference of opinion when it came to team value.

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Here are all of the teams participating in bowl season, and how Las Vegas sees them:

The  best system bets for this bowl season from David Solar of Sports Insights.

Betting against the public is a subject we’ve discussed ad nauseam, but it certainly bears repeating: The public loves to bet on favorites and overs, which makes sense since it is human nature to root for winners and scoring. 2 Alamo Bowl)

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VR line: Kansas State -4

VR line: Northern Illinois (+5.5)

VR line: Florida State (+4.5)

All odds courtesy of the Las Vegas Westgate sportsbook as of Tuesday, Dec. Ohio State

4. Sportsbooks understand this and shade their lines accordingly. Throw away any games against non-bowl competition. How motivated will the Bulldogs be?

Enjoy and good luck this bowl season.

After winning four straight to start the season, UCLA lost two in a row, then won five straight before an awful performance against Stanford. Oregon (Jan. Emphasize a team’s road performance over its home performance. Mississippi State (Dec. Meyer is 4-0 as an underdog at Ohio State, which makes this an interesting angle.

Vegas Ranks line: Georgia Tech +3

VR line: Ohio State (+5)

5. Using that baseline, we define a low total as any game with an over/under of 54 or less. LSU

6. UCLA (Jan. Urban Meyer has not been this big of an underdog since he was the head coach at Utah against Texas A&M in 2003. Boston College

4. Auburn (Jan. With this in mind, we created a new betting system using our Bet Labs software, which focused on all underdogs with low totals receiving less than 40 percent of spread bets during bowl season. 2 is bowl experience, but not for the reason you think: “I’m more likely to give a team a higher ranking if it hasn’t been to a bowl for a while because that will generate excitement among the program and fans,” White says.

ESPN’s CFB Bowl Mania »

Our combined power ratings have Alabama as five points better than Ohio State (the Tide’s 50 rating, minus the Buckeyes’ 45) in the Jan. 1 Rose Bowl)

Vegas Rankings of every bowl team.

Here are eight plays that match this system:

It’s not surprising that our No. How a team ended the regular season: “Were they on a run to make the bowl, or did they lose a lot?” White asks.

2. TCU

2. Consider how the conference is doing in bowls. “I think the warm weather has a lot to do with that.

Below we provide:

To both the pro-Vegas bettor and the casual gambler, Florida State, a team that has won 29 straight games, getting nine points is pretty crazy. 1 Sugar Bowl)

Kansas State (PK) vs. Utah State

2. We’ve asked our experienced group of gambling experts, including Chad Millman, Dave Tuley, Phil Steele, Evan Abrams, Brian Edwards, David Solar, Wunderdog and Sal Selvaggio, what they’re focused on during bowl season.

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Value plays

The CFB Vegas Rankings are the composite power ratings of a panel of professional handicappers and college football statisticians, including fellow Insider Phil Steele, Vegas handicapper Brian Edwards and Bruce Marshall of The Gold Sheet. Where we saw a difference was in the No. Pittsburgh

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CFB Vegas Rankings

To show how close these rankings are, Alabama is ranked a perfect 50, but there are 11 different teams within 10 points of Alabama and 19 different teams within just 12 points of the Crimson Tide. Foster Farms Bowl: Maryland (+13.5) vs

How to Organise A Charity Golf Day

We get them to pay a set amount for the hole ( charge more for 1 and 18 as most sponsors seem to like these holes). We have enlisted the help of a lovely lady who registers all the players, enters scores and sells the £10 envelopes, she is  probably the reason we get such a good uptake in selling these!

How we have done it …….

Finally remember what you are doing this for-

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HAVE FUN AND A SUCCESSFUL DAY

To raise as much money for your Chosen Charity by any means you canthink of!

The Redpost Golf Society  based in Dorset in the UK have now run 4 Charity events and raised in excess of £12000 and would like to pass on to anyone who has an interest in golf and is looking to run a Charity golf day how we have done it and hope it proves helpful.Organising a golf day is great fun and rewarding but it is hard work and you need to constantly badger people to help you out.

. If the ball gets lost the team does not qualify. We have also approached with great success,  local organisations providing such things as Shepherds Hut holidays, Gliding, Zorbing, Shooting and alpaca walking. But don’t turn down single players as you can usually make up more teams from these single players.

Find sponsors for each hole. Anyone who has reasonable Excel skills can easily develop a programme to add up these scores, if not we are happy to sell you a copy of ours at nominal cost. If you stress that it is for charity they are normally happy to help financially.

Start getting teams to enter we try to get teams of 4 which means that it is easier to organise when they are playing. A dustbin is placed on the 18th fairway at an average driving length so the big hitters have to throttle down if they want to win and the highest handicappers still have a chance of winning. You will need to buy trophies as you see fit for overall winner, Nearest Pin, longest Drive, Champion Putter etc.

We play full handicap scoring for both team competition and individual. This needs to include what food and refreshments they can offer, free use of buggies to place advertising banners on the course, Nearest the Pin and Longest Drive markers and anything else you can think of. We ask if they are to provide their own advertising banner to place around the hole or if they would like us to provide one. We have in our latest event charged £10 for an envelope which includes draw tickets and an entry into the putting competition ,Nearest the Pin and Longest Drive. this makes it slightly easier for the person collating the scores. We had about a 95% take up.

Get prizes. We have been lucky that we have been able to enlist the services of a local farmer who has conducted many auctions and is also an entertainer in his own right. we have an arrangement with a manufacturer so we make a small profit on this.

Organise a draw to be drawn on the day. Anyone without the tickets cannot enter the competitions. For the team score we count the best 2 scores for the first 6 holes,the best 3 scores on holes 7 to 12 and all scores on the last 6 holes.

Who we are…….

First select your chosen cause and set a realistic target

Seek a local business as a major sponsor. Make sure any one who is going to run the auction is “pushy” so you get as much from the auction as possible.

A general point is to make sure that you have enough people helping your golf dayand they all need to know what you want them to do. you can contact us on www.redpost-golf-society.co.uk We also run a yellow ball competition and a nearest the mystery prize on the 18th fairway. A good source of prizes are from local golf clubs who are usually willing to donate green fee tickets especially if you have played on their course. The way the yellow ball competition works is that each team starts with a yellow ball and each player in turn has to use this ball. We were lucky enough to find the Hearn Group of Companies in Dorchester and they have made a regular contribution to all of our events

Book a golf course well in advance of the event and settle the amount they want to charge and agree what is to be provided. All the scores with this ball are added up at the end of the round and we give a prize usually a green fee voucher to the winning team. the prize is anything we need to get rid of and has included a beer cooler, a battery drill and a case of beer.

We have also held auctions after the golf and we have put up lots such as holidays,tickets to sports events, restaurant vouchers, football club shirts and anything else that you can cajole people and businesses into giving

Star of upcoming CNBC reality show on sports gambling an unsafe bet, sources say

As one of six men charged in connection to the Century Pacific Group, Notaro was also ordered to make $12,230 in restitution.

“Obviously the guy in the video is a complete scam artist,” Voulgaris posted on Twitter on Monday. Stevens’ website boasts a winning percentage of 71.5 percent “to be exact,” a figure that — to say the least — raised some eyebrows within betting circles. “70 percent? No shot.”

Stevens, a 39-year-old Las Vegas handicapper and upcoming host of the network’s “Money Talks” reality series on the world of sports gambling, runs VIP Sports in Sin City. “Did they talk to respected voices in the field? Did they reach out to actual sportsbook operators? Did they track Stevens for at least two seasons to see if his claims were warranted before giving him his own show?”

Todd Fuhrman, a former oddsmaker at Caesars Palace who now runs gambling site ToddsTake.com, characterized Stevens as part of a “disturbing trend” within the sports gambling world.

Fuhrman then noted that “no one, and I mean no one” knows Stevens, who was touted as something like a Las Vegas fixture.

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“It certainly doesn’t inspire confidence for CNBC to showcase a man with this kind of checkered history,” Kurtz told FoxNews.com. “The media consciously chooses to validate the wrong personalities, creating an aura around characters that are no better than modern-day carnies.”

CNBC may be taking a huge gamble on Steve Stevens.

Howard Kurtz, a Fox News media analyst, said he found the matter to be problematic.

“My disgust with the topic runs deeper and is with the supposedly reputable network for their half-baked attempt to do appropriate research on the featured personality,” Fuhrman wrote. But Stevens’ prior conviction in a telemarketing scam that bilked elderly investors of at least $234,000 nearly 15 years ago is now being scrutinized as CNBC officials begin to distance themselves from Stevens’ picks.

“We’re seeing a disturbing trend start to emerge; the proliferation of docudramas, movies and articles that lead to sensationalizing dishonest personalities within the sports betting industry,” Fuhrman wrote in a blog post on Monday. “What I find particularly stunning is that the network is telling viewers to draw their own conclusions as if this were a guy who was merely controversial for his opinions as opposed to his financial shenanigans.”

“We are aware of Steve Stevens’ 1999 conviction, and while we are very clear in the press release that VIP Sports clients risk big dollars in the hopes that Stevens and his agents have the expertise to consistently deliver winners, viewers should tune in on September 10 at 10pm ET/PT to draw their own conclusions about VIP Sports,” CNBC said in a statement to FoxNews.com. “We are merely betting that viewers will be interested in the world of touts and handicappers and in no way endorse either Stevens’ picks or his business model.”

The controversy surrounding Stevens — who was lauded by CNBC as a “well-known handicapper” in a July press release announcing the “docu-soap” — was first reported by Business Insider, which cited a report by WagerMinds.com that found that the domain name for Stevens’ business was registered eight months ago under the name Darin Notaro.

“Why the [expletive] you calling here so early?” Stevens said before hanging up.

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Stevens declined to comment when reached early Wednesday by FoxNews.com at his Las Vegas home.

Kurtz continued: “By giving Stevens this platform, CNBC is implicitly vouching for him and no corporate PR statement can change that.”

Noted NBA gambler Bob Voulgaris, who did not return a message seeking comment early Wednesday, denounced Stevens’ claim of winning more than 70 percent of his bets.

Notaro is also listed as the renter of the office space at 4004 Schiff Drive, the location of VIP Sports, records show.

Notaro, then 25, was sentenced to one year in jail in 1999 for his role in a Las Vegas telemarketing scheme that victimized elderly residents nationwide