My fellow gamblers, good evening. Did you watch Thursday? Did you watch what happens when someone brags about their record and then thinks they're fancy enough to predict the Jaguars being a real football team? Such is life. It's been a while since we've moved to the Sunday slate down a game, but I have confidence we can still pull out another winning week. I have quite a bit I like this week, so let's get to it.
Season Record: Overall (21-15-1) Spread (12-8-1) Total (4-2) Teaser (5-5)
My fellow gamblers, good evening. Another fine week going 3-1-1 and bringing me back to a 60% win rate for the season. I'm feeling great about my feel for the NFL right now and I hope you're making money right along with me. If you bet $20 a game you're up a little over $100. If you bet $50 a game you're up a little over $250. Let's keep it going.
I had this feeling I've been nailing the TNF games this year, so I went to look at my record. I'm 5-1 although granted two of those wins include the first leg of a teaser, but both of those teasers came in. I always feel particularly proud of calling the prime time games because I know those lines are harder since there's going to be more action on them. It feels good to kick the week off right and have that first win in your pocket moving into the weekend.
Season Record: Overall (21-14-1) Spread (12-8-1) Total (4-2) Teaser (5-4)
After seven and a half years in the NFL, former Miami Dolphins and Houston Texans running back Arian Foster has decided that enough is enough. His 2016 campaign has been marred by injuries and his current team, the Miami Dolphins, have enjoyed the sudden emergence of fellow running back Jay Ajayi the last two weeks.
When healthy, Foster was one of the better running backs in the NFL since entering the league as an undrafted free agent back in 2009. His rookie season was nothing to speak of, only starting one game and rushing for less than 300 yards for the entire season.
My fellow gamblers, good evening. Aside from a brief burst of scoring at the start of the second half, the under outcome was never in doubt. Although I'd never wish injury on anyone, there is a certain comfort in watching a QB get taken to the sidelines when you're looking for a low score. I do wish Hoyer a quick recovery, as Hoyer the Destroyer is my favorite nickname in the NFL ever since BenJarvus Green-Ellis, AKA The Law Firm, retired.
I know I keep talking about doing an analysis of my teasers so far, but that'll have to wait until I'm not typing this up late on a Saturday while the Cubs look like they're on their way to the World Series. Plus, the more weeks that go by, the more data I have to see if my teasers are worth it so far. First, week seven predictions and analysis.
Season Record: Overall (19-13) Spread (12-7) Total (3-2) Teaser (4-4)
My fellow gamblers, good evening. I know the picks got posted late last week. It might not matter to any of you, but as I said when introducing myself to all of you fine people, I moderate a sizable sports betting forum and frequently see people try to edit their picks or submit them after the games have started.
I will never do that to you so if you have any questions about whether those were my picks, you can see me with the same bets posted and time stamped on that forum here:
Overall it was a fine week going 4-2. I would have liked to add in props for the final presidential debate, but sadly they weren't posted yet. I will have prop bets up for the actual election when we get closer. One of the biggest scores of my life was election night 2012 when my book posted Obama as an underdog to take Florida. I won more money on that than I have on several Super Bowls. Keeping the focus on football though.
Season Record: Overall (18-13) Spread (12-7) Total (2-2) Teaser (4-4)
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.