Finding a Happy Middle: An Invaluable Lesson in Advanced Sports Wagering

Someone involved in professional sports will lose their job Tuesday morning and I’m not referring to those on Golden State medical staff who cleared Kevin Durant to play. Lost in all the talk of the Warriors staying alive, Kevin Durant’s Continue reading

Talking out a wager: Your NBA Finals Game Three Edition

In need of a friend, my long-term gambling partner in crime, Croshere, and I decided to get together for a night out on the town and an analytical viewing of the overhyped yet still somehow underhyped NBA Finals Game Three.  Continue reading

Basketball Wagering Made Easy: Your NBA Playoffs Edition

We’ve talked before about the beautiful inevitability of the NBA.  What I mean by that is, headed into this season, we all knew who was going to win this year’s championship.  We just didn’t know the path they would take. Continue reading

Hunches in bunches

Gamblers love a good hunch.  Considering I’m a gambler, by the associative property of hopefully successful wagering, I also love a good hunch. Perhaps my favorite hunch of all-time came many moons ago on one of my annual, drug-induced visits Continue reading

I will never speak ill of Jay Cutler again and here’s why

The Feds recently shut down a huge, private gambling pool.  They confiscated nearly $2.5 million from the two gentlemen who ran it and its now, pretty-pissed off participants.  The gambling ring in question was an eliminator/suicide style pool called Ron Continue reading

Keeping up with the Warriors: A line-setting exercise in futility

Last year, with the Cavs down three games to one and facing elimination, Las Vegas reset their line for Cleveland to win the Finals.  If you had the foresight to predict the Cavs’ historic comeback, you could have made twenty-five Continue reading

Fun with wagering, Volume 1: Prop bets, recency bias and unforeseen upsets

You know you’re gambling too much (or perhaps just the right amount) when you come up with prop bets all your own. With basketball season coming to a close, it’s becoming harder to make money on the games… that is Continue reading

Overs, unders and oddly appropriate movie quotes

“220, 221, whatever it takes.” -Michael Keaton, Mr. Mom   Summertime is near and that means gambling season is coming to an end at SportsChump Manor. Baseball season in full swing but betting on baseball is much more a game Continue reading