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NFL Week 4: Lazy Line Betting Selections

Week #4:
Lazy Line Picks

I enter week #4 with a perfect record and a $500 profit. As you can tell, I’ve been restricting my bets severely compared to the last 2 years (one profitable year and one losing year). Let’s see if the change in strategy produces 3 profitable (or perfect) weeks in a row.

I had […]

NFL Week #1: Return of the Lazy Line

The Lazy Line picks rallied from a regular season deficit to come within one play of profitability. The Russell Wilson interception that ended Seattle’s Super Bowl repeat hopes also ended our hopes of logging two consecutive profitable seasons with the Lazy Line picks.
Even though I deplore early-season wagering, I found three plays that qualify […]

By |September 12th, 2015|NFL Betting|0 Comments|

2015 Pro Bono Belmont Stakes Betting Guide

Fading the Pharoah!
Here we go again!
For the third time in the past 4 years, Mardi Gras comes to Long Island. Pundits will pitch bright plastic accolades into crowds of race-going revelers. Bugles will blare. Money will get tossed around like confetti. Babies will be conceived on the Belmont infield, and millions of nongambling Americans will […]

2015 Preview Crushes the Kentucky Derby!

“The best Derby bargain anywhere!”
The 2015 Lazy Bettor Kentucky Derby Preview lived up to its promo. In the guide I listed three horses who fit the Gold Standard that appears in my book, The Lazy Bettor’s Guide to the Kentucky Derby. Those horses ran 1st, 2nd and 3rd!
But wait! There’s more!
The 2015 Derby Preview […]

Leaning Hard on the Bard: Much Ado About Bolo

“To Bolo, or not to Bolo, that is the question—
Whether this bettor has a mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of Baffert’s outrageous fortune,
And to stake alms against those favored doubles,
And by opposing, cash ′em?”’
Last week I confidently removed Bolo from my list of true contenders for the crown of roses. Carla Gaines’ talented turfer […]

Kentucky Derby Snapshots: Dubai Sky

Dubai Sky: Running Where the Grass Is Greener

Bill Mott seldom catches the Derby Fever that afflicts most other trainers every spring. When he entered his turf star Dubai Sky in the Spiral Stakes in mid-March, wise bettors wagered it was a level-headed decision. Mott saw his horse as a legitimate Derby prospect.
Dubai Sky confirmed Mott’s […]

Kentucky Derby Snapshots: Dortmund

Dortmund: Winner of the “Larry David Award”
Most racing fans see the undefeated Dortmund as a horse who has done little wrong in his 5-race career. But if Bob Baffert could rename this horse right now, he’d probably go with CurbUREnthusiasm.
In a recent interview Baffert expressed disappointment that Dortmund had yet to experience traffic problems. […]

Kentucky Derby Snapshots: Carpe Diem

The $1.6-Million Man
All Kentucky Derby discussions this year should start with the following two words: Carpe Diem. That’s not to say the top horse in Todd Pletcher’s barn is a lock to win the Kentucky Derby in May. However, he did make the loudest entrance and is living up to expectations.
Purchased for a whopping $1.6 million, […]

Introducing “Tropical Downs” and Bet Lit

Mark Cramer’s Tropical Downs Ushers in America’s Gambling Century
In his novel Tropical Downs, prolific handicapping author Mark Cramer creates a clever, risk-assessing savant named Matt Bosch. Cramer’s portrayal of the worldly, cerebral Bosch rinses centuries of mud off the “gambler” of popular lore and religious screeds.

Not all the mud, but enough of it to […]

By |March 10th, 2015|Horses|0 Comments|

SMP Week #5 Bet Selections

Here are this weekend’s picks.

Gulfstream Park, Race 7
Swale Stakes, Grade 2
7 furlongs, dirt

#8 Bluegrass Singer (8-1)
$20 Win/Place

Santa Anita Park, Race 7
San Felipe Stakes, Grade 2
8.5 furlongs, dirt

#2 Ocho Ocho Ocho (4-1)
$20 Win/Place