My fellow gamblers, good evening. I'm happy that I can at least occasionally sidestep the perils and pitfalls that Vegas lays out for the casual better. I knew the Cowboy line was too low. I can't take too much credit after all since I didn't have the nerve to bet the Vikings, but as I've said before, gambling is as much about winning money as it is avoiding losing money. We move on to the rest of Week 13 to see how lucky we can continue to be.
Season Record: Overall (40-23-2) Spread (23-12-2) Total (8-3) Teaser (9-8)
Last two weeks(8-3-1)
My fellow gamblers, good evening. I'm loving the 8-3-1 streak that we're on over the last two weeks. I have every plan to keep making bookies sorry they're taking our action, but first some analysis that I've been promising for a while. I did a mini tutorial on teaser bets at the start of the year, so let's break down how mine have been doing. I always encourage people who take gambling seriously to keep careful track of which bets of theirs are winning money and to do critical self reflection so they can decide whether they're investing their money wisely. If you think I take NFL numbers seriously, you should see my spreadsheet setup for my poker earnings.
I'm going to go week by week and list how the teaser did and then how the included games would have gone if I'd just bet them straight up.
Week 1: (1-0) (1-1)
Week 2: (0-1) (1-1)
Week 3: (1-0) (2-0)
Week 4: (1-0) (2-0)
Week 5: (1-1) (3-1)
Week 6: (0-2) (2-2)
Week 7: (1-0) (1-1)
Week 8: (0-1) (1-1)
Week 9: (0-1) (1-1)
Week 10: (0-1) (1-1)
Week 11: (1-1) (1-3)
Week 12: (3-0) (2-4)
Final:(9-8 52.9%) (18-16 52.9%)
Well, as it turns out the win percentages either way are exactly even. That's not the result I was expecting. I'll update these numbers again at the end of the season, but for now, let's talk about tonight.
My fellow gamblers, good evening. I'm going to need to shift my intro soon to 'My fellow millionaires, good evening. Thanksgiving put another one in the win column. I'm 5-1-1 over my last seven picks leading into tomorrow and I look to only make all of you more money. I'm normally sad when the season is 3/4 of the way over anyway, but this year especially it will be sad to kiss such a profitable venture goodbye for a couple months.
All that said, it's obvious I want to celebrate how this year is going. I have always gambled with the philosophy of 'If you can't enjoy it when you're winning, you're certainly not going to enjoy it any other time'. BUT I'm also acutely aware I could go 0-5 this week. I assure all of my followers that my success has not impacted my preparation habits, just my intros.
Season Record: Overall (37-21-2) Spread (22-11-2) Total (8-2) Teaser (7-8)
My fellow gamblers, good evening. When I took up the position of Gambler in Residence here at A Spoonful of Sports it was after a 5-0 opening week. Although it gave me great confidence, I've been around gambling long enough to know how unsustainable such a record is. I started to come back down to Earth over the next couple weeks, but then I had my 7-2 week, and now I have a 4-1-1 week. Somehow I'm still over 60% on the season which no one in the famed West Gate Super Contest can say. I obviously hope this keeps going and that my new analytics methods hold, but more so, I hope you're out there making money off these picks.
Season Record: Overall (36-21-2) Spread (22-11-2) Total (8-2) Teaser (6-8)
Back to my winning ways after skipping a couple Thursdays. The under hit easily, so I hope while other people were concerned about that final drive, you were sitting comfortably figuring out how you were going to celebrate another win. Well, I told you how I liked this weekend's games, so instead of the four picks I made each of the last two weeks, I've got six for you including both the Sunday and Monday night contests. So settle into your favorite chair and let's keep up the +60% win rate!
Season Record: Overall (32-20-1) Spread (19-11-1) Total (8-2) Teaser (5-7)
Welcome! My name is Chris Spooner. I am an overly-passionate Dolphins fan who has many opinions about his team, and the sports landscape as a whole. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy voicing them.