Saturday, December 31, 2016

Week 17

The waters are just too shark infested this week. The last week of the season is not the time to make money as far as I’m concerned! No best bets this time. Next week I’ll have complete analysis, recommendations and write-ups for all the playoff games. Check back this Friday!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016


My record last week is why I like to scale back best bets late in the year. Typically I have few best bets early in the season as well as late. I wait to see how things are going early obviously and later in the season, the last 2 weeks, I pull them back because weather becomes more of a factor, some teams just don’t show up because they’re in the playoffs or because they’re out of the playoffs. Over the last 3 decades I’ve always tried to make my money between weeks 3 and 15. A good case in point is last week. I got shot down to the tune of 1-6. I had hoped my ranking system would be able to navigate the waters of the late season NFL games. The problem is plain to see in that sentence. Correct handicapping and gambling should never involve “hoping” for a result. I did in fact go where the facts led me, but I should have used my decades of experience to step in and shut it down when so many picks were generated. On the bright side I was so far ahead that my record could take the hit and still be respectable.
My year to date record is now 26-19, 57.8% +5.1 units. A terrible way to bring the year to a close, losing over half my profits like that. I’ll post my thoughts on the week 17’s games on Friday.

Thursday, December 22, 2016


Week 16 Best Bets!

I have a bit of a dilemma this week as my Ranking System that I’ve been developing and using for the past 3 years with great success has given me 7 best bets for week 16.  My record for the season is sitting at 25-13  65.8%, 10.7 units ahead. So on one hand my system has had 3 excellent years and is responsible for getting me where I am this season. On the other hand I hate putting it all on the line so late in the season with 7 best bets.

The bottom line is I have to trust the system and go for it. It’s hitting at such a high rate over several years it would be foolish to turn my back on it now.

Good luck to us all and have a Merry Christmas! I hope we wake up to a little something extra in our stockings this Christmas morning!

 PROGnosis: Atlanta -2.5

PROGnosis: Tampa Bay +3

PROGnosis: Tennessee -5

PROGnosis: San Diego -5.5

PROGnosis: Indianapolis +3.5

PROGnosis: Pittsburgh -5.5

PROGnosis: Detroit +7


Week 16 Best Bets will be up Friday!

No best bets on Thursdays nights game, but it looks like I'll be having a lot of plays this weekend. Check back on Friday.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

No Best Beets for Week 15

I just don’t see a game with the right value this week and I’m not going to force anything. So no picks this week. I’ll be back next week looking for the right play at the right time.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Three Best Bets for Week 14!

PROGnosis: San Diego +1.5

PROGnosis: Minnesota/Jacksonville under 39

PROGnosis: Atlanta -6

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Best Bets Will be Posted Friday Night!

I don't have any best bets for Thursday nights game. I'm looking for a close game, so take the Raiders plus 3 if you really want to have a play on the game. Let's enjoy a meaningful Thursday night game for a change!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Prognosticator Wins Again!

I went 2-0 in week 13, winning both my picks easily. Detroit was getting 6 points and not only won the game 28-13, but they were leading the whole way. The Colts scored early and often, winning going away  41-10.
My year to date record now stands at 24-11, 68.6%, 11.9 units ahead for the season.

Out of the 9 weeks I’ve been releasing my picks I’ve had 7 winning weeks, two losing weeks, with one of those weeks being a tying week. That week saw me go 2-2, so it was a losing week as I lost .2 units on the vig.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Week 13 Best Bets!

Two best bets this week. Good luck!

PROGnosis: Detroit +6

PROGnosis: Indianapolis -2