Comparing the Patriots Dynasty to the Rise of Bitcoin

by Travis Reed • January 11, 2018

Bitcoin has officially gone mainstream.  You can’t turn on the news, check Facebook, or scroll through your Twitter feed without a mention of Bitcoin or the newest cryptocurrency that is sure to go to the moon.  Some of the most popular stories come from early adopters who have now become millionaires.  If only we could […]

NFL Refs Bettors Need to Know for the Divisional Round

by John Ewing • January 11, 2018

It was a rough Wild Card weekend for NFL officials. Criticism came from all directions including Mike Pereira, the league’s former Vice President of Officiating. Horrible way to start the playoffs. I hate to say it but this was not a good performance by the crew. Teams and fans deserve better. — Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) […]

Can Backup Quarterbacks Be Trusted in the NFL Playoffs?

by John Ewing • January 10, 2018

There are a lot of great backups – a backup plan (like a boy scout, be prepared), backup generator (keep the power running) and backup cowbell (more cowbell, baby!) – but a second-string signal caller in the playoffs isn’t one of them. Nick Foles will start for Philadelphia on Saturday, filling in for Carson Wentz […]

Is Picking NFL Playoff Winners Really as Easy as Bill Simmons Believes?

by John Ewing • January 9, 2018

First rule of Fight Club is: you don’t talk about Fight Club. Second rule of Fight Club is: you don’t talk about Fight Club. Whether you are participating in an underground boxing club or betting on the NFL Playoffs, it is a good idea to have a set of rules to guide you. In Bill […]

NFL Playoffs: Future Bets to Place Before the Divisional Round

by John Ewing • January 9, 2018

And then there were eight. Roger Goodell will hand the Lombardi Trophy to someone in Minneapolis but which team will it be? We simulated the NFL Playoffs 10,000 times to determine the most likely champion. Now it’s time to find some value betting NFL futures before the Divisional Round. Odds courtesy of Bookmaker. AFC Championship […]

Coaching Retreads Fail to Find Traction in the NFL

by John Ewing • January 8, 2018

On Saturday night, the Oakland Raiders officially named Jon Gruden their new head coach. The former Super Bowl champion last coached in the NFL in 2008. He returns to Oakland where his career started as a head coach nearly 20 years ago. Gruden joins a long list of coaching retreads. The Raiders are betting, gave […]

NFL Playoff Simulations Show Easy Path for Patriots to Super Bowl

by John Ewing • January 8, 2018

Wild-Card Weekend is in the books. The league’s eight best (more or less) teams are three wins away from a championship. Which one is the most likely to hoist the Lombardi Trophy? We simulated the postseason 10,000 times using player and team statistics adjusted for strength of schedule to determine the most likely Super Bowl winner. […]

Leveraging Simulations to Uncover Wild Card Prop Betting Opportunities

by John Ewing • January 5, 2018

Are you betting this Wild Card Weekend? Of course, let’s count the ways: straight-up, against the spread, over/under, and don’t forget about prop bets. Here are a few from that we’ve provided a lean for based on our NFL Playoff simulations and Bet Labs database. How many Wild Card Teams will win Wild Card […]

NFL Refs Bettors Need to Know for Wild Card Weekend

by John Ewing • January 4, 2018

In preparation for Wild Card Weekend you’ve analyzed the lines, evaluated the teams on the field, adjusted for injuries and considered the impact weather may have on the games. At any point, did you stop to think about the refs? You know, the guys with the whistle. Jeff Triplette, Ed Hochuli, John Hussey and Tony […]

Should Bettors Be Nervous About Surprise Teams That Make the NFL Playoffs?

by John Ewing • January 3, 2018

The Los Angeles Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars are two of the biggest surprise teams of 2017. A year ago, the Rams ended their first season back in L.A. with a 4-12 record that included seven straight losses once they turned the ball over to top overall pick Jared Goff. In Jacksonville, the Jags finished 2016 […]