That’s the question as the Washington Valor takes on the Baltimore Brigade (-11.5, 95.5) in the ArenaBowl tonight (7 ET) in Baltimore.
As Jonathan Von Tobel, who has been handicapping the Arena League all yaar, writes: A dismal year that saw the Washington Valor lose 10 games, and post a minus-160 point differential, has culminated in an ArenaBowl berth! If bettors are searching for reasons behind this miraculous run, they should look no further than under center in our nation’s capital at Arvell Nelson. In the last two weeks, Nelson has been stupendous completing 64 percent of his passes, scoring 15 touchdowns and accounting for 541 yards from scrimmage. Thanks to his offensive surge, the Valor, which averaged just 40 points per game during the regular season, averaged 51 points in the two postseason games against Albany.
Is JVT ready to jump on that Valor bandwagon? Read more here.
Tip of the Day from the NY Post: Jeff Fogle explains the merits of certain pitching stats for your handicapping.
Dave Tuley includes his Haskell pick in his weekend betting menu for NY Post readers.
The Haskell Invitational and Jim Dandy Stakes headline this weekend’s big races, and Ron previews them on the Ron Flatter Racing Pod.
Joe Ostrowski and his guest, Pete Flutak of CollegeFootballNews.com, handicap the upcoming college football season in the Early Odds podcast.
VSiN’s experts offer forecasts for all 130 FBS teams, specifically addressing the season win totals posted in Las Vegas for the 2018 campaign. We answer some simple questions: Will the team go Over or Under? And Why?
Brent Musburger, Matt Youmans, Dave Tuley and the rest of the Guys in the Desert also pick conference champions and go all the way through the national title game.
Steve Makinen, our Point Spread Weekly editor, looks for predictive trends that will tell you whether a team is ready to show an improvement or decline from last season.
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