Trend of the Week

Why Should Bettors Like the Bengals as Double-Digit Dogs?

by John Ewing • December 13, 2017

The Minnesota Vikings (10-3) return home after a three-game road trip to host the Cincinnati Bengals (5-8). Despite a 31-24 loss at Carolina that ended the team’s eight-game winning streak, oddsmakers have opened the Vikings as 11.5-point favorites over the Bengals. The Norsemen have a lot to play for, a win in Week 15 clinches […]

Squares are ignoring Cowboys-Giants, but Sharps pounding G-Men

by John Ewing • December 6, 2017

The Cowboys-Giants Week 14 showdown isn’t the must-watch matchup many would have expected entering the season. Big Blue is a raging dumpster fire (2-10 record, fired head coach and GM, benched two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback) and the Cowboys are a .500 team a year after getting the No. 1 seed in the NFC. Even […]

Trend of the Week: Browns vs Steelers

by John Ewing • September 6, 2017

Context Pittsburgh will begin its 2017 season on the road in Cleveland. The Steelers are Super Bowl contenders and the Browns are vying to not be the worst team in the NFL. The Killer B’s opened as 9-point favorites over the downtrodden Browns. Should you bet the team with title aspirations or the perennial cellar […]

Trend of the Week: USC vs Western Michigan

by John Ewing • August 30, 2017

Context No. 4 USC will kick off the season Saturday at home against the Broncos of Western Michigan. This is the first time the Trojans are facing a team from the MAC. The team to beat in the Pac-12 opened as 26-point favorites but the smart bet is on the total. Should you bet the […]

Trend of the Week: Cubs vs. Reds

by John Ewing • August 16, 2017

Context Game three of a four-game set between the Chicago Cubs (62-56) and the Cincinnati Reds (50-70) is scheduled for Wednesday night. This is an important series for the defending champions who are looking to pull away in the NL Central. Yet off a loss to a team 20 games below .500 can the Cubbies […]

Trend of the Week: White Sox vs. Astros

by John Ewing • August 9, 2017

Context The White Sox beat the Astros 8-5 on Tuesday. It was a surprising result for many bettors as 85% of moneyline tickets were on Houston. The Astros (71-41) have the best record in the American League, the ChiSox (42-68) have the worst. Can the Southsiders win two games in a row or will the […]

Trend of the Week: Roughriders vs. Argonauts

by John Ewing • July 26, 2017

Context The Roughriders and Argonauts, two teams in need of a win, meet Saturday. This Week 6 CFL showdown features Toronto (3-2), the only team with a winning record in the East division, vs. Saskatchewan (1-3), the worst team in the West. Despite the poor record, Saskatchewan is favored at home. Should you bet the […]

Trend of the Week: Lions vs. Blue Bombers

by John Ewing • July 19, 2017

Context Week 5 in the CFL features a matchup of West Division rivals. The B.C. Lions (3-1) host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2-1) on Friday night. The total for the game opened at 56.5. The game is expected to be high scoring but should you bet the OVER or UNDER? Since 2005, there has been value […]

Trend of the Week: Stars vs. Sun

by John Ewing • July 5, 2017

Context The Sun have won seven of their last nine games since beating San Antonio when the teams met for the first time this season. The Stars snapped a 14-game losing streak on Friday and will look to win back-to-back games for the first time in 2017 when they host Connecticut on Wednesday night. The […]

Trend of the Week: Warriors vs. Cavaliers

by John Ewing • May 31, 2017

Context Game 1 of the Warriors-Cavaliers trilogy begins Thursday. Cleveland is trying to repeat and Golden State is looking for its second title in three years. The Dubs have been dominant all season while the Cavs flipped the switch in the playoffs. Which team should you bet in Game 1 of the NBA Finals? The […]