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I'm on a 460-413-12 roll (111-93-4 L/208) the past 511 days following last night's winner on the Celtics. 

Tonight I'll back Northern Illinois (-10) at home Miami of Ohio.

Now you know I hate the MAC, so that should tell you something about the quality of this play. Truth be told, I like one game tonight, my 15 Dime best bet on the Wisconsin-Michigan game and the rest of the card is junk.

The Redhawks opened conference play with a 69-67 home win against Northern Illinois. Since then they've gone 0-3, losing 91-76 at Toledo, 85-74 at Ball State and most recently 74-70 to Akron. Now they're back on the road where they're 0-6 on the season.

The Huskies are on a 7-1 roll with the lone loss being the aforementioned one to Miami-O. They've won three straight in MAC play and they're 7-2 in Dekalb this season and on a 25-10-3 ATS roll at home.

Big number but I'm willing to lay it with the Huskies.

But you've been warned!  


Wins for the 21st Time in 37 Weeks

- and 53rd time in 92 Weeks overall - 

The Charity Play of the Week scored on Tuesday night courtesy of Brett Atkins' Eastern Conference Total of the Year on the Nets-Hawks Under the Total. 

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Now in quid pro quo fashion, I'm asking of something from you.

I came across a story of a 10-year-old boy, Sebastian Barboza, who hails from Costa Rica, whose family is desperately trying to raise funds for him to come to Miami to have life-saving surgery.

From what I've read, Sebastian has battled through a number of surgeries plus chemo and radiation treatments over the past couple years for what doctors have diagnosed as a Cavernous Angioma in his brain that produces seizures and robs him of mobility. Surgery using the Gamma (laser) Knife at the Miami Neuroscience Hospital has been recommended and numerous local fundraisers have been started in an effort to send the family to USA for treatment. 

Here's the family's Facebook page detailing their efforts:


To think that that a short 3-hour flight from Costa Rica to Miami must look like a world away for this family right now.

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I began the Charity Play of the Week Promotion 4 1/2 years ago because I felt that I could create a community of givers from those that gamble using my advice and that of the handicappers at this site. 

The word "gambling" has many negative connotations, but I always believed there was some greater good that could be accomplished while enjoying what we do for recreation. And the accompanying positive karma is something we call could use in all phases of our lives.

Since the program's inception, I have given away over $5-million (yes, MILLION) worth of selections at the site. And the response has been overwhelming because you have helped so many strangers in need of financial assistance. 

That is what building a community of givers is all about. 

Again, this is an honor-based giveaway. I don't know who you are or whether you actually give. Ultimately, you have to look in the mirror and judge yourself. As I've said repeatedly, I believe stuff like this creates good karma, and that's something we can never have enough of in life.


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15 Dime Winner last night as North Carolina took care of business at home and covered as a 14 1/2-point chalk against Syracuse.

Coming right back with another tonight on the Big Ten battle between Wisconsin-Michigan.  
As for the comp plays, I'm on a 460-413-12 roll (111-93-4 L/208) the past 511 days (4-1 L/5) after scoring with the Celtics last night. 
NFL freebies are 40-21-4 on the season.


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Over the 25 years I've been doing this, one of the biggest misconceptions I've encountered from customers is their belief that winningpercentageactually matters in this business. Bottom line is that a straight-up winning percentage means absolutely nothing when your handicapper - such as myself - releases rated selections. Read further and you'll understand why.


I use the "dime" rating system, going in 5 dime increments, generally keeping those plays between 5 and 50 dimes. Yes, that's a wide range, but truth be told, I usually max out around 30 dimes, rarely venturing into the rarefied air toward 50 dimes unless I've built a substantial bankroll. Doing anything different would be irresponsible bankroll management on my part and a total disservice toward you, my clients.


I like to keep it simple from a money-management system so my customers can always know exactly how they should beallocatingtheir bankroll in proportion to the rating I assign to a selection.


Obviously, a 50 Dime play is five times stronger than a 10 Dime release and twice as strong as a 25 Dime pick.


And each day when you see my compiling or mentioning my NET profit figures, keep in mind I've computing them based on the following formula:


Net Profit = Wins - Losses- Vig


Of course let's not forget my golden rule of gambling: Never bet more than you can afford to lose. No rating system - including mine - is effective unless you pay attention to that rule. By heeding my advice you can never fall into a financial abyss from which there is no escape.


A question gamblers always pose is "How much should I be playing?" Obviously, there is no set, firm answer, but my advice would be to follow my money management system and base the size of your wagers on a percentage of your total bankroll.


Let me explain further...


Take your total bankroll - the amount you can afford to lose in an absolute worst case scenario on a single day. Let's say it's $400 on a college football Saturday. And on that Saturday I release a 50 Dime play and two 20 Dime picks.


Let's do some quick math...I've got atotalof 90 dimes of action on the table (one 50 dime play and two 20 dimers).  You've got amaximum one-day bankrollof $400. Simply divide the $400 by the 90 dimes and you've got a per dime wager of $4.44.


Now it's time for some simple multiplication. If a dime is worth $4.44, my 50 Dime rated release equals approximately a $222 wager on your part. And my two 20 Dime rates picks equal approximately $88.88 wagers each. Add everything back up and you've got your initial $400 bankroll all over again.


This obviously all applies to a single wagering day. It's up to you to figure out how to allocate your bankroll over the course of a week or month.


Now, back to how inconsequential winning percentages can be: Let's say I have a 50 Dime play and three 10 Dime releases on an NFL Sunday. If I win the 50 Dime play and go 0-3 with the 10 Dime releases, my overall record is a dismal 1-3 but my net profit is a healthy 17 dimes. Conversely, let's say I lose the 50 Dime play and go 3-0 with the 10 Dime releases. My overall record is an impressive 3-1, but my net profit is a negative -25 dimes.


Which would you prefer, the losing record and winning day, or the winning record or losing day?


Believe what you want, but I'm telling you the truth: Winning percentage means nothing in this business as the above illustration will prove time and time again. Of course, crafty salesmen masquerading as handicappers can spin gold using the second scenario, but I feel it's my job to educate you about what is the TRUTH in this business - whether you become my customer or not.

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