This weekend marks yet another benchmark in the return of sports. The big boys of college football, the SEC, kicks off with Alabama, Florida, and defending National Champion LSU playing their first games. While the NBA bubble has been a success and the NFL will always do big numbers, I think college football will feel the most different. Below is my sports betting picks recap for last week!
College Football Sports Betting Picks Recap
As I said previously:
“No sport can match the tradition and pageantry of college football. Whether it’s bleeding for cross-state schools with 100 year rivalries, or just tailgating all day in the sun, college football fans are definitely one of a kind.
For one day a week in the fall, small towns like Tuscaloosa, Norman and Eugene can become the center of the sporting world. Even though NCAAF has become a multi-billion dollar business, I still see a purity in it when I watch passionate fans cheer on kids playing their hearts out in a game they grew up on.”
What happens when there are no fans in the stands and no tailgates in the parking lots? Will an Alabama game feel the same without 80,000 screaming crazies all dressed in red? What about Penn State with no White Out or no one to cheer the Clemson Tigers as they rush down the hill and touch the rock? The students, the face paint, the cheerleaders, the old classic stadiums – that’s what makes college football so special. Without that, how will the season feel? We will see…but it certainly is better than nothing.
From a betting perspective, the early results have proven that this is not a normal year, as NCAAF went 1-3-1 (-4.8 units) last week. Without spring practices and early season cupcakes to play before conference play, the difference between the mid-Power 5 teams and the rest seems to have shrunk. That said, I do think the dominant teams such as Bama, Clemson, Oklahoma etc. could end up being even more dominant when players drop out as their backups and backups’ backups are still 4-star recruits. Things should normalize some from a handicapping perspective once all the teams are back in action. As far as the atmosphere, and truly feeling like a college season? We may have to wait a year for that.
NFL Sports Betting Picks Recap
NFL had another winning week, going 8-5 (+3.2 units). A few dumb two point conversion calls delivered bad beats. Without them, our totals would have gone 3-0 and all were well on the right side of the line movement, with KrackWins users getting 2-3 points value by kickoff. I will be talking NFL every Thursday with one of my favorite guys in the biz, Adam Lefkoe, on his Bleacher Report Podcast. Be sure to tune in as I go in depth on insider football tips.
MLB, NBA and PGA Sports Picks Betting Recap
Incredibly, MLB is a week away from the playoffs. It has been a very profitable season, although last week we went 3-4 (-1.4 units).
The NBA is days away from the Finals, and we are ready to bid farewell, as we went 0-2 (-3 units) last week.
At the US Open, our golf matchups went 1-2 and Webb Simpson was a Top 10 winner (+1 unit). Overall, we went 14-16-1 (-4.9 units).
For those of you that have been tuning into my WiseKracks sports betting podcast, we have taken a few-week break, but will be coming back soon with a new co-host. I will be sure to keep you posted via the app, the website, and Twitter. Our first 12-week run included amazing guests such as Dick Vitale and Evan Silva. The next season will have many more outstanding guests, along with a lot of insider tips, stories, and run down on the latest in sports and betting.