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Sports Handicapping Services Gear Up for Pro Football and College Football


Every business has a peak season, even businesses that the average person does not think about on a regular basis. For sports handicapping services, that peak season is right around the corner. Pro football and college football drive the sports betting industry and the handicappers that live off that industry. Handicappers around the country and online are waiting in breathless anticipation of the upcoming football season.

You may be wondering how businesses can legally sell sports picks when sport betting is illegal in most states. That's easy. Sports handicapping services sell only their opinion of who is going to win a game based on the current odds. The handicappers do not take bets so they are only selling information about sports. In fact, they are very similar to all the services that help people with their fantasy football teams. They simply sell their research and information about a topic they are interested in. Think of them like your stock broker. You could pick your stock portfolio yourself, but are you more likely to make money if you take professional advice? These handicappers put in time and effort to make sure their clients have the best chance to win.

To get ready for the pro football season that starts on August 5th handicapping services are planning their advertising, researching injury updates and paying attention to every detail that relates to the NFL in any way. To you or I the news that some obscure lineman is holding out in Green Bay might mean nothing, but to a handicapping service company, this may be the tidbit of information that leads to a winning prediction in week 1. Then by selling that pro football Winner, their customers may buy a full season of pro football picks from their service or site.

These hard working handicapping services don't just wait for the regular season. According to TodaysPicks, the pro football preseason is the best value in betting. So if you are anxious to try out a sports handicapping service, no need to wait for pro or college football to get into their regular games. You can start buying football picks or packages as early as right now for the upcoming season.

Who would have thought that sports betting could have spawned an entire niche market on the internet? The sports handicapping services even have police, the Handicappingpolice.com that is. So not only are their sports handicappers, but sports handicapping monitors that keep track of the handicappers to see if they win or lose. This will help you determine who the good online handicapping sites are and who is a Scamdicapper as this article explains.

If you want to win your office football poll, maybe buying a season long football handicapping package is the way to go. All your office mates will think you are a football genius when they see your picks each week, but you will have the knowledge of a true professional, a handicapping consultant behind each and every one of your picks. Who knows, if you win a couple weeks of your office poll it may pay for your handicapping services completely. Then you will know that you found a good handicapper and not the dreaded SCAMdicapper!


Source by Jeff Schroeffel

How Much Do College Umpires Make?


Fees for college umpires vary substantially depending on the level and location of the game. At the highest level, NCAA Division I, a three man umpiring crew will be assigned to cover a series with meals and lodging paid, and mileage reimbursed. In addition, each member of the crew will receive pay between $150 and $350 a day. For instance, if the crew works a single nine inning game, the pay may be $150. If the crew works two seven inning games, the pay may be $250.

NAIA generally pays less as does junior college. For junior college games the pay is around $100 for a single nine inning game and $150 or so for two seven inning games. Mileage is generally not paid to juco umpires.

As a general rule summer college pays even less. Typically the range is $70-$120 per game without mileage, per diem, or lodging.

College teams will play 50-60 games, from February to June (if they’re lucky). Summer collegiate leagues play 40-50 games and start in early to mid-June and run until the first of August. Fall ball is hit or miss and the pay is considerably reduced.

College umpiring is the highest level of amateur umpiring and the competition is fierce. Most of these umpires have extremely impressive credentials including professional experience and professional training (i.e. umpire school). The best way to begin your collegiate umpiring career is to be noticed by the college conference umpire assignor. Usually this is done at a camp where you are evaluated, or sometimes by association and recommendation of other umpires.


Source by Pete Reiser

Categories: Sports Betting


Sports Betting for the Novice – Betting College Basketball


The sports book is one of the busiest and most exciting areas in the casino. It is also one of the few areas where gamblers can go home a winner. However, there are several steps that must be mastered in order to be successful on a consistent basis.

Bet sizing, bankroll management, types of wagers (spread versus money line), basic knowledge of the sport you are wagering, and researching each game have been discussed in my previous articles. Today, the focus will be on betting college (NCAA)basketball games.

There are several factors to consider before risking your hard-earned money on a basketball game. These include whether to bet the spread or money line, where the game is played, determining which teams are playing well and which are not, and whether there are any key players unable to play because of injury.

Bet Types

There are two types of bets to consider, the spread and the money line.

The money line bet is preferable when betting the underdog. A money line bet might read “UCLA +$160 / Oregon -$180.” This means that for every $100 bet on UCLA, you win $160! However, if you bet the favored Oregon team, a $180 wager is required to win $100.

Betting on the Home Team

Always bet on the underdog that is playing a home game. Always. The home court advantage is very important in college basketball. However, if the money line is +$300 or more, don’t wager, because a line that large usually means a mismatch that is too difficult for the home team to overcome.

Who’s Playing Well?

Be certain the team in which you are placing your faith is playing well at home. Check their home scores for the season and if they haven’t won at least 60% of their games, it’s not worth your investment.

You will also want to check the road record of their opponent. If the opponent has won more than 35% of their games away from home, you don’t want to place a bet on this match.

Key Injuries

If you have found an underdog that is playing a home game, and their record and their opponent’s record both fall within the above parameters, and they are not more than a +$300 dog, the final piece of the puzzle is injuries.

If your team has recently lost a key player to injury, or your opponent has a key player returning, it’s a good reason to put your money back in your pocket.

By following this simple formula, coupled with proper bet sizing and bankroll management discussed in earlier articles, you should be a winning player when wagering on college basketball.

Good luck!


Source by William Pressly

Categories: Sports Betting