The next time you see Bert Cirincione checking numbers as director of race and sports at Green Valley Ranch, address him as the Bookies Battle champion. Winning Bookies Battle is far from easy. Having to correctly pick NFL games against the spread.
Feist Facts | This is it, the final weekend of NFL Football playoff games before the Super Bowl. A year ago the underdogs went 1-0-1 ATS, with the 49ers winning, 28-24, at the Falcons as 4-point chalk and the Ravens beating the Patriots on the road, 28-13.
V.I.P. Getting Rich with Saber | We have two more games this weekend before the Super Bowl. The best game will be the Denver Broncos against the New England Patriots as we have Peyton Manning and Tom Brady who will make very few mistakes.
Are You Kidding Me? | Championship week. This will be fun. Let’s tackle the AFC first. I feel these two teams are the best the conference has to offer. The Broncos, in my opinion, are the better team, are at home and have something to prove.
I'm Just Sayin' | Can you imagine winning a Super Bowl as an NFL quarterback? It would definitely put a stamp on your career, but for a player touted as much as Peyton Manning, a single Super Bowl ring just isn’t enough.
Vegas View | Last weekend there were four NFL playoff games. How many did you bet? Whatever percentage of four you answer, multiply that percentage by 16 (the number of games played during a full NFL week).
V.I.P. Denny the Dog | Peyton Manning is among the best of the best quarterbacks ever to play the game. He’s set all of the NFL’s significant regular season passing records. Manning threw for 55 TDs and 5,477 yards this season.
V.I.P. Iskoe’s NFL Football Averages and Rankings lists wins and losses straight up and against the point spread and Over/Under results. Analysis also includes yardage, turnovers and home/road scoring averages for the current 2013-2014 season through Sunday night’s game.
NFL Playoff Roundup: Both Patriots and Seahawks showed in their NFL Divisional round victories Saturday that there is still life in the running game.
The Sharp Approach | The Chiefs’ next three plays gained one yard, which set them up for a fourth and goal from the one-yard line. Andy Reid, being Andy Reid, decided to go for the sure field goal rather than risk going for the touchdown.
Doc's Sports Journal | Some of the Panthers’ success has to be attributed to the elevated play of quarterback Cam Newton, who had a less than spectacular sophomore campaign in 2012 after a stellar rookie season.
Vegas Sports Books | “San Diego’s win knocked out all kinds of teaser liability,” said Station Casinos sports book director Jason McCormick. “The Bengals had the largest number (-6½) attached to them among all the weekend games.
V.I.P. Denny the Dog | The biggest shock of the weekend was the realization the San Diego Chargers were moving on in the playoffs and the Kansas City Chiefs were not. How do you lead a game 38-10 and not move on to the second round of the playoffs?
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