Winning Day # 4 in a Row
College Hoops Absolute Blowout
Game has not started
Wire-to-wire 30 point blowout!
11/11 - 100 Dime - Seahawks - Win
11/10 - 100 Dime - Dolphins - Win
11/9 - 100 Dime - Illinois - Win
11/8 - 50 Dime - Oregon State - Loss
11/7 - 50 Dime - U.L. Lafayette - Win
Mitch Newman's Rating System
In college I had one particular finance instructor who used to say "5/3rds of all people just don't get fractions."
I think gamblers feel the same way about handicappers' ratings sometimes.
Why must they be so complicated? The entire point of a rating system is that you know how much a handicapper likes a play in relation to how much you should be wagering on it.
Ah, but there's the rub.
I'm going to rate my plays on a 10-to-100 dime system. Nice and simple, right? An 80 Dimer is twice as strong as a 40 Dimer. A 100 Dimer is a Max Wager and 2 1/2 times stronger than a 40 Dimer.
But how does that correlate to the amount you wager? Well, there are two factors you should consider and only you have those answers:
1 - The size of your bankroll for that given day
2 - Whether you're entering the day on a positive or negative roll
Who is Mitch Newman?
I know I may not look
the type, but looks can be deceiving because I got hooked on this thing called gambling probably from the minute I played my first parlay card in 10th grade.
You remember those little slips from years ago your friends would hand out in class. Pick 4 teams for $1 to win $10.
Did I ever win? Hell no, but that taste was all I needed. I graduated to betting through my first "real" bookie while in college, where I studied business.
You hear a lot about analytics when it comes to managing and coaching teams nowadays. Numbers obviously have a huge impact when it comes to handicapping games and I certainly respect them having a business background. But you can't ignore your gut instinct, your "feel" for a game. It's that blend that's made me successful over the years.
I've used my college degree and worked in the business world, but I eventually gravitated toward the gambling industry, first working as a writer for a couple of national publications/tipsheets and then releasing my own picks to a small following I had built via a phone service. This, however, is the first time I've ever released my plays online to the masses.
Today's Complimentary Play
Not enthralled with either MAC football game this Tuesday. Instead, turning my attention to the college hardwood where I have a game that will be decided by 30 points for sure.
Winning Day # 4 in a Row
Game has not started
I have handed you 3 straight Top-Rated 100 Dime Winners the past 3 days.
Illinois on Saturday.
Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
Seattle Seahawks on Monday.
All of them 100 Dime Winners. Tonight I aim to make it 4 straight winning days with a college basketball game that will be decided by at least 30 points.
After a 3-1 straight up start that included a 34-31 over Illinois, the Eagles of Eastern Michigan have had trouble flying right, as Chris Creighton's team comes to Ohio having lost 4 of their most recent 5 games to drop to 4-5 on the year.
The Eagles should get back on the winning side of things tonight against an Akron team that has lived up to their nickname, as Akron is winless - as in Zip(s) wins - 0-9 on the year! Not only have they not won a game straight up, but first year coach Tom Arth's team has not covered a game either. They have gotten anywhere from +4 points to +22 points and not once have they been able to punch the ticket for their backers (if there are any?).
Akron has scored just 9 points total over their last 4 losses, and for the year, they are averaging 10.2 points per game. That lack of offense, plus a 2-11-1 against the spread mark - 0-4 this season - as the home underdog since 2015 should be all you really need to know as to why I will be laying the points tonight with the visitors from Ypsilanti.
The Zips are dead last in the FBS standings in both rushing offense and in scoring offense. Over their last 4 games they have been outscored 131-9.
The Eagles can at least put the football in the end-zone, as Eastern Michigan has scored 34 or more in 2 of their last 3, and they have scored 30 points or better in 5 of their 9 games for the season.
Last year Eastern Michigan snapped a 2 game series losing streak with a 27-7 win as the -11 point home favorite, and they have covered each of their last 4 trips to Akron, while the road team has covered in 6 of the last 7 series meetings overall.
Yeah, it's a lot of points to be laying with this Eastern Michigan team, but there is no way in the world I am backing Akron as they are liable to come out tonight and get blanked - as they have done in 2 of their last 3 setbacks.
Eastern Michigan gets back to the .500 mark and keeps their postseason hopes alive.
2♦ EASTERN MICHIGAN
(on a 1♦ to 5♦ basis)