Are You A Sharp Or A Square? / Why No. 2 Seeds Are Favored to Advance To World Series

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Sharps vs. Squares

You hear us talk a lot about sharps and squares on VSiN.

Jeff Fogle has a primer on the differences between sharps and squares.

Let’s clear up one thing, writes Jeff.

"If you’re wondering whether or not you’re a sharp or a square, you’re a square."

Seriously, though, if you are a square, Jeff has advice on how you can be “sharper” on your betting.

Dave Tuley’s ATS report on Thursday night football

Eagles rout Giants 34-13 to kick off NFL Week 6: View From Vegas is the Eagles easily cover after closing as 2-point road favorites (after opening -3); home underdogs dip to 16-7 ATS after going 4-0 ATS in Week 5 (went Over betting total of 45).

Get some help on Week 6 handicapping: Gill Alexander hosts his “Football Free-For-All” with Bill Krackomberg and Warren Sharp. Listen here.

MLB playoffs are back . . .

2nd seeds favored in both league series for good reason, writes Jeff Fogle.

Dave Tuley’s Takes on the AL and NL matchups (for subscribers only).

Seen & Heard on VSiN

Las Vegas man-about-town Marc Meltzer joined Gill on Thursday to report on what he saw at the Global Gaming Expo this week. The hot topic: The future of sports betting technology.

Ron Flatter on horse racing . . .

It’s not a formal, win-and-you’re-in race, but a Breeders’ Cup Turf contender or two could come out of Saturday’s Grade 1 Canadian International at Woodbine. Ron’s column.

The Ron Flatter Racing Pod: The road to the Breeders’ Cup moves north this weekend to the Canadian International. Trainer Graham Motion discusses his 6-year-old gelding Spring Quality, the second morning-line choice for Saturday’s race, as well as his 2-year-olds being aimed for the Breeders’ Cup. Woodbine track announcer Robert Geller handicaps the Canadian International, the E.P. Taylor Stakes and even The Everest, the world’s richest turf race going on this weekend back in the country where he grew up – Australia. Ron has the story of the first woman ever to call races regularly at a North American track, he goes over listener feedback, and he has a tribute to the late southern California handicapper Jack Karlik.

VSiN news ., . . there’s a lot of it

Betting Across America debuts this weekend on VSiN. Hosts Michael Lombardi and Jonathan Von Tobel preview what you should expect from our new show based at the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City.

Betting journalist and frequent Follow The Money guest Nigel Seeley makes his long-anticipated in-studio debut with Pauly Howard and Amal Shah on Thursday. Nigel was gallivanting around the strip since arriving Wednesday night, but he was ready to talk soccer.

Why is Nigel in Las Vegas? Well he will play a key role in the in-game betting broadcast we are doing Saturday night in partnership with Lights FC, the United Soccer League team in Las Vegas. More about this ground-breaking "betcast" on Saturday night (alas only on the myLVTV station here).

Finally, Ryan Howard, former major-leaguer and current VSiN investor, peers into the future of sports betting in this Sports Illustrated piece.

Writes Dan Falkenheim:

"Here’s everything within the sports bettor’s grasp in the not-so-distant future: He or she gets into their car, listens to VSiN on SiriusXM on the way to the stadium, opens their sportsbook app on their phone, places their bet, walks into the stadium, watches Shot Tracker on their phone and employs it to make savvy, informed bets during the game."

Read the story here.

Subscribers-Only Features
Hi Bill:

I’m happy to report my subscription to Point Spread Weekly has already paid for it’s annual charge with
information I received in side the newsletter & on the daily shows. Tell the guys to keep up the "GREAT"

My question is: How come I never see Tennis odds? I have been doing well in that field along with the help
from Dan Weston who has been on Gill’s show.


Point Spread Weekly is ready for download

In this week’s 80-page section, you will find . . .

  • Steve Makinen breaks down the true home-field advantage in pro and college football
  • MLB postseason betting systems
  • VSiN experts offer their best bets on pro and college football
  • Coverage of NBA, NHL, MMA, Golf, CFL and NASCAR.

Not a subscriber? You can try a free trial.

Subscribers-Only Features

South Point daily sheets

Compare lines across top sports books

NFL: Week 6 betting previews

College Football: Week 7 betting previews

MLB: Today’s lines with special score simulations for VSiN all-access subscribers.

NHL: Tonight’s betting previews


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Today's Broadcast Schedule
7-10 a.m. ET/4-7 a.m. PT: Follow the Money with Mitch Moss and Pauly Howard

10 a.m.-Noon ET/7-9 a.m. PT: A Numbers Game with Gill Alexander

Noon-3 p.m. ET/9-noon PT: Follow the Money (encore)

3-5 p.m. ET/Noon-2 p.m. PT: The Edge with Matt Youmans and Erin Rynning

5-6 p.m. ET/2-3 p.m. PT: Between the Sidelines with Matt Youmans and Erin Rynning

Special: Brent (with Vinny subbing) vs. Mad Dog Russo at 5:35 p.m. ET/2:35 p.m. PT

6-8 p.m. ET/3-5 p.m. PT: My Guys in the Desert with Dave Farra, Vinny Magliulo and Josh Towers

Special on SiriusXM only: VSiN-ESPNU simulcast Cover 2 with Amal Shah and David Moulton, 8-9 p.m. ET/5-6 p.m. PT

8-10 p.m. ET/5-7 p.m. PT: My Guys in the Desert (encore)

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