Better late than never…
The 57th Super Bowl marks the first time that two opposing Black quarterbacks will face off head-to-head. This is a rather remarkable storyline considering there have been 56 of these things and Black quarterbacks have been playing the position since the 60s (at least at the NFL level). Nevertheless, this fascinating matchup presents two teams with the same records and the exact same number of points scored (546). The major difference between the two is that one likes to score their TD’s via the air (Chiefs), while the other prefers to acquire points on the ground (Eagles). Super Bowl LVII has the all the fixings to be one for the ages! Some trends to look for when making your plays this weekend: In the last 55 Super Bowl’s, the O/U has gone 27-28. However, when the total is set above 48 (like this year’s matchup) then the OVER hits only 18% of the time (2 of 11). That is one trend that I would not want to fade. I foresee the Eagles making a strong effort to establish and maintain their prolific running game to play “keep-away” from Patrick Mahomes and the best scoring offense in the NFL. If successful, the contest could be “shortened” as running the ball chews up more clock than passing the ball typically would, allowing for fewer points to be scored. Currently, the O/U sits at 51.
Throughout the “dead-week” that occurs each year between the Conference Championships and Super Bowl, every sports analyst and their mom’s were mocking their 2023 NFL Drafts. Personally, I typically like what Mel Kiper Jr. has to say on the topic and believe that he, unlike many, has a very good understanding of the NFL Draft from top to bottom. With that being said, here is Mel’s latest and greatest 2023 NFL Mock Draft (first ten picks only)
As a sports enthusiast and sports gambling blogger, I had the great privilege to interview a renowned sports gambling insider, Patrick Everson. Patrick Everson is a sports betting analyst for FOX Sports and senior reporter for Vegas Insider. He is a published journalist in the national sports betting world. Twitter: @PatrickE_Vegas. Everson attended Journalism school at Colorado
University (Boulder), where he was a beat writer and sports editor in the early 90s. With March Madness right around the corner, I wanted to get his perspective on the sport and events surrounding it. He explains that, without a doubt, both March Madness and sports gambling have exponentially elevated sporting new outlet mediums (i.e. ESPN). I asked Everson for one piece of advice he would provide to a sports gambler, and he stated: “Never bet more than you can afford to lose.” For the whole interview in its entirety CLICK HERE. March Madness’s Selection Show is set for March 12th following the First 4 tipping off on March 14th. Currently Joe Lunardi’s Bracketology #1 seeds are Houston, Purdue, Alabama, Arizona.
While we are on the subject of basketball, let’s take a look at some mid-season college basketball trends to keep an eye out for to gain a slight edge when making our NCAAB plays. If you have read a few posts from this blog, you will probably recall mention(s) of my advocacy for siding with underdogs, especially when they are the home team. Once again, as it currently stands halfway through the college basketball season, home-dogs are the most profitable play, even among the O/U totals. In no way am I stating to only “hammer” those home-dogs, but rather to proceed with caution when wanting to side with away-favorites. Easy enough, right? If only it was that easy, we would all be rich! Good luck out there and Happy Super Bowl weekend; GO CHIEFS!