Sports Betting Picks Weekly Recap and Look-Ahead – 10/21/20

Oct 21, 2020 | NCAAF, NFL, PGA, Sports Betting Picks Weekly Recap

If a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? That philosophical question on observation and perception come to mind this past week as I was reflecting on the NCAAF season to date. Below is another weekly recap of sports betting picks news.

Changes in NCAAF Betting Picks

As I have said before, I didn’t go to a traditional college. I went to the University of Hard Knocks and then got my graduate degree at Gambling State. While I don’t have fond memories of that collegial team spirit and atmosphere, the thing I always cherished most about college football was the volume. While the NFL offers 14-16 games a week, college football usually provides over 100 games to find edge on each weekend. That all changed this year. A number of schools and conferences either fully opted out of this season or postponed their start and will begin a truncated season in the coming weeks. So, the season so far has felt a like that tree in the woods. I see the games on the field, but did the season really start without full participation and without stadiums full of impassioned fans?

This weekend, things should feel a little more normal as the Big Ten returns to action. I understand love for the monster SEC, but for me, college football is truly embodied in the Midwest and schools in the Big Ten like Ohio State, Michigan, and Penn State. On many a cold fall Saturday, I grew up watching these teams on TV. Without them, the first several weeks just hasn’t felt the same. And related or not, my NCAAF results have not been nearly the same as every other year (3-5 last week; -4.25 units). The uncertainty of the season, lack of fans, players not being on campus, and limited camp all play some factor in the variance, but no one knows the exact combination. Now that teams have 4-5 games under their belt in this new normal, things should start to correct. The good news is that, in general, early season games tend to be harder to cap for the books. With this staggered season, we get a whole new set of teams that are back at Week 1. We will try to use that to our advantage.

KrackWins Weekly Recap: Sports Betting Picks News

One thing that hasn’t been in question are NFL props. They went 5-1-3 last week, boosting a 2-3 totals week and a lost teaser, to bring NFL to 7-5-3 for the week (+1.5 units). Our PGA play was an underdog winner (+1.75 units). And the happiest news of the week was that our Tampa Rays to win the AL Future, sent before the season, paid out at +900 (+13.5 units). Our Brewers to win the NFL Future did not hit (-1 unit).

Overall for the week, we went 12-10-3 (+11.25 units including futures / -2.25 units without futures).

Fall is my favorite season. It’s important that we remember the things that make us happy, especially now. Halloween decorations are up…sweaters are being pulled from the attic…and Ohio State and Michigan kick off on Saturday. Enjoy!

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Author: Bill Krackomberger

Author: Bill Krackomberger

Professional Sports Bettor

I love to help and to teach people what I have learned the last twenty-five years as a consistently winning sports bettor.  I have been a guest on many networks, including ESPN, CNN, Fox Sports, VSIN and radio shows coast to coast as well as am featured in the new Showtime series “Action”. Download my app KrackWins to get my picks in live time. Read more about Bill Krackomberger.

Author: Bill Krackomberger

Professional Sports Bettor

I love to help and to teach people what I have learned the last twenty-five years as a consistently winning sports bettor.  I have been a guest on many networks, including ESPN, CNN, Fox Sports, VSIN and radio shows coast to coast as well as am featured in the new Showtime series “Action”.  Download my app KrackWins to get my picks in live time. Read more about Bill Krackomberger.

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