Looking out my window, I am happy to report that Las Vegas is reopening bit by bit, day by day. The airport traffic is starting to pick up and casinos are finally opening their doors. While the states implement their own schedules to ramp back up into a new normal, each of the major sports that we have all missed so much are doing the same.
The PGA Tour returned last week at Colonial with a BANG for KrackWins.
Betting PGA matchups has been my top betting play since starting my sports betting app KrackWins, and this weekend was a great way to re-start the engines. We went 4-1 (+7.9 units) at the Charles Schwab Challenge, including our Xander Schauffele Top 10 finish at +300! Our golf information surpasses everyone else and my team will be firing every week on PGA matchups. Join us on the tee.
The NBA announced a July 31 return with all games to be played in Orlando’s Disneyworld complex without fans.
The 22 post-season eligible teams will play 8 regular season games followed by a structured playoff running through October. The NBA’s plan to restart the season without playoff-eliminated teams should make the handful of regular season games quite competitive. The neutral site / empty arena will impact lines and spotting the betting opportunities early will be huge. Good thing that is our specialty. NBA totals have netted the most units of any sport over the past 2 seasons. We went 62% (259-183) in the 2018-19 season pulling in over 89 units. This year, before the pandemic put a halt to the season, we were hitting at a 59% clip (149-104) and up 51 units. I have been successful betting NBA playoff totals my entire career so we will be active from the jump.
Major League Baseball continues to be the most tone deaf of the leagues.
MLB and the Players Union have been going back and forth for weeks, exchanging proposals for the season. It is not a good look. The squabbling between the sides could end up costing baseball more than the 1994 strike in terms of alienating the fan base. Millionaires battling billionaires over their cut of the money pie does not sit well with the American consumer, especially right now. In order to save baseball from doing irreversible damage, both sides need to swallow their pride and get a deal done.
Betting MLB can be a real roller coaster ride. Last year, we started off winning over 20 units in the season’s first month before hitting an iceberg in May and giving all those early profits back. A strong 2nd half of June followed by a solid summer run put KrackWins back into the black and locked up my 5th straight winning MLB season. My fingers are crossed that we will have baseball this year, even if it is for half of the regularly allotted 162 games.
While NCAA Football will depend on what individual conferences and universities decide to do with students for the fall semester, the NFL has put its blinders on and plowed ahead.
From day one, the NFL has acted under the presumption that it will be business as usual. The full schedule for the 2020 season was released on time, just as if it was a normal year. Tickets are on sale and selling, even without any real indication of whether fans will be allowed to attend games. It really speaks to the power that the NFL yields and how it views itself in relation to other sports. We will have to wait and see, but I have every reason to believe the season will kick off as scheduled.
We will be playing our usual teasers and player props, along with our strong NFL totals. Be on the lookout for our futures as well. Last year we released three preseason futures (Carolina to win NFC 25-1, 49ers to win NFC 20-1, Ravens to win AFC 20-1). We nailed both #1 conference seeds but only cashed the 49ers after the Ravens were shocked by the Titans. We plan on releasing a number of NFL futures in late July/ early August.
The 80’s hair band Cinderella said “You don’t know what you got till it’s gone”. The silver lining for the first half of 2020 is that if you didn’t understand what that meant before, you sure do now. I hope everyone spent this time connecting and/or reconnecting with friends and family and, in doing so, realized how important those relationships are in life – they are all that really matters. Don’t let the world’s return to the hustle and bustle of the everyday life make you forget the lessons that you’ve learned during this time.
As for us, let the games begin and let’s roll! Stay tuned closely as KrackWins ramps back up with the sporting world.