It’s been said before, but bears repeating. In my opinion, once we all feel safe again, we have a vaccine, and life resumes in full, there is something truly wonderful that will result from this time of masks and social distancing. In a word, appreciation. All of us should have a greater appreciation for life itself. More specifically, an appreciation of the things we took for granted on a daily basis – giving your loved ones a hug, enjoying your favorite restaurant, swaying with the crowd at a concert. Life brings a lot of struggles but also a lot of gifts. If anything, this time has made me think about how I shouldn’t take these daily gifts for granted and how I promise myself not to overlook them as much as I did before.
Sports certainly are a part of that. I took for granted that games would be on every day to entertain me, to talk about with others, and for me, to make a living. I never in a million years thought that months would pass without sports. Seeing the NBA and MLB come back this past week or two made things feel more normal and made me realize what my life (and my bank account) would be without them.
So, here’s to sports and everything they give us. We’ve missed you.
Sports Betting Weekly Recap – Aug 4, 2020
The first full week of MLB/NBA was a good one for KrackWins Nation. We posted a 16-11-1 overall record (+4.87 units).
Baseball has been stellar so far, going 9-3-1 (+7.3 units) last week. The lack of fans, new rules, and shortened season hasn’t impacted the handicapping for the most part, but we will stay vigilant as the season progresses. Let’s all cross our fingers that the recent outbreak is the first and last and that MLB works to reduce risk as the season goes on.
Golf matchups continue to be money makers, with yet another winning week (2-1, +1.2 units). I am excited for this week’s PGA Championship, the season’s first Major. A number of matchups have already been sent out as we seek to keep the train rolling.
We love the WNBA and the first week saw us go 2-1 (+1.6 units). The NBA’s opening night was an arrow through the heart with both overs losing – each with a lucky chance at OT. The rest of the week broke even and the week ended 3-5 (-4.2 units). With some teams clinching their seeds (Lakers) and others being officially eliminated (Wizards), we will be closely monitoring the next (and final) week of the regular season games.
The week included some encouraging news from college football with the Power 5 planning for conference only (or conference plus 1) schedules. NFL training camps opened in earnest and the league seems dead set on a timely start, which is great news.
By no means are we back to normal, or even close. What “normal” looks like in a few months may change again. We need to remain careful, safe, and diligent. That said, this past week brought hope, which sports so often does, and that’s a good thing. The least we can do is use this time to cheer from home and build our bankroll. What’s more American than that?