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Kelso Sturgeon’s “THE BETTOR LINE” Sports Newsletter, Saturday, Feb 4

THE BETTOR LINE

Newsletter From Professional Handicapper

KELSO STURGEON

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Volume Two, Edition 4

February 4, 2023

200-Unit Big 12 Basketball Game Of Year

Has 96.4 % Chance To Win Today

Bet Bets Set To Go 3-0 With 150-Game Menu

Eagles Remain -1.5 Super Bowl Favorites Over Chiefs

But Vegas Sharps Have Not Yet Bet

Underdogs 6-4 Last 10 Games, Under On 4-0 Run

More Than 1,000 Proposition Bets Posted At One

Sports Book…70% Of Super Bowl Money Now

Wagered On Prop Plays

Why Creighton Can Win NCAA Championship

And Return $4,000 For $100 Wager

Lessons In Basketball Handicapping

By Kelso Sturgeon

Successful Public Handicapper For Last 40-PlusYears

The final countdown to Super Bowl LVII is underway and the National Football League National Conference champion Philadelphia Eagles (16-3) stand a solid 1.5-point favorite the American Conference winning Kansas City Chiefs (16-3) with the total for the February 12 contest 50 points. I will be releasing this game as a 300-unit play—200 units on the side, 50-units on the total and 50 units on a side/total parlay. I have a standout Super Bowl record over the past 14 years, hitting better than 75% on both sides and totals and am confident I will keep right on rolling,

I am heading into the Super Bowl after winning both conference championship games two weeks ago with a 100-unit wager on the Eagles (-3) who crushed the San Francisco 49ers, 31-7, and a 25-unit bet on the Chiefs (-1.5) that outlasted the Cincinnati Bengals, 23-20.

You can win my 300-unit wager on the Super Bowl for just $50, charged to your major credit card. The game will be available Friday night two days in advance in order for you to have plenty of time to wager, regardless of your weekend plans.

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I will get back to the super bowl a bit later in this newsletter but do not to short-change college basketball on one of the biggest Saturdays of the entire season.

200-Unit Big 12 Game Of Year Has 96.4& Chance

To Win Make Major Score

It’s no contest. The Big 12 Conference is by far the best college conference in the country this season with six teams ranked in the nation’s top 15 and with all 10 members going into the month with winning records. None of the other 32 conferences can make that claim.

In handicapping today’s 150-game schedule one Big 12 Game surprisingly graded out with a rather unheard of 96.4% chance to win and cover. This discovery is simply too good to pass up and I’m going all in with my first 200-unit college game of the season. It is my Big 12 Game of the Year and you can win it with me for just $50, charged to your major credit

This is by far my strongest college game of the season and you should join my Personal Best Basketball Club highrollers and make the bit bucks. A rare opportunity, for certain. Right spot, right price.

Saturday’s Big 12 Schedule

#8 Kansas Jayhawks (18-4) at #13 Iowa State Cyclones (15-6)

Texas Tech Red Raiders (12-10) at #11 Baylor Bears (16-6)

#15 TCU Horned Frogs (17-5) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (13-9)

#10 Texas Longhorns (18-4) at #7 Kansas State Wildcats (18-4)

Oklahoma Sooners (12-10) at West Virginia Mountaineers (13-9)

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#12 Gonzaga Meets #22 Saint Mary’s In Best Bets College

Grudge Game Of Year…Highlights 4-0 Saturday…$10

When one thinks of great college basketball rivalries they usually settle on the likes of Duke-North Carolina, Purdue-Indiana, Kentucky vs anybody and UCLA-Arizona. Such traditional rivalries get a lot of attention but hiding out west are two teams that must be considered their equal—Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s..

They meet this Saturday night at Saint Mary’s in out-of-the-way Moraga California a on s 3,500 seat arena. This will be the 110th time in a series that began in 1971 with a 2-point, 86-84, road win by the Zags. To this day, these teams live to beat one another, although the series is heavily weighted in favor of the latter.

For they record Gonzaga since 2007-08 stands 127-28 in true road games, Saint Mary’s ha won the last three in Moraga whole Gonzaga has won the last five in Spokane.

As noted I am releasing four games today to my Best Bets Club clients and you can win these games for just $10. Better yet, get on board for a month of bests (an average of three games each day) for just $100 and save a ton of money.

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Always Looking For A Better Way And That Brings

Us To Why Creighton Might Win NCAA Title

Current Futures Get You $4,000 For 100 Bet

I began this season noting the best basketball Creighton had in years was eligible to win the national basketball champion, leaving many pundits laughing. Not good enough, they said. I disagreed then and I disagree now. The bottom line puts the other 352 NCAA teams in the same boat. Only one of those teams can win.

First of all, Creighton graded out as a Top Ten team in my ratings and opened the season 5-0, and the Blue Jays were on their way. In their next two games at the Maui Tournament, they knocked off #21 Texas Tech, 76-65, and #9 Arkansas, 90-87.

They then fell to #14 Arizona, 81-79, and #2 Texas, 72-67, in Hawaii. Exhausted after battling four nationally ranked teams in four days and that showed in when they took the floor in a loss to Nebraska, followed by losses to BYU and Arizona State by a total of five and a fourth to nationally ranked Marquette by 11. Two more losses would come at the hands of nationally ranked UConn and Xavier.

Nobody has played a schedule this tough, except maybe the Boston Celtics, and it is obvious Creighton (14-8) is back at the top of its. game and talented enough to beat anybody. This is a team that has recovered its performance profile, now stands 9-3 in the Big East, one game back in the standings behind Xavier and Marquette (both 10-2).

Being a risk vs. reward handicapper, I found it easy to lay $100 to win $4,000 in the world of futures betting. You should join me.

Super Bowl Handicapping Notes

–Vegas bookmakers say the average bettor will make a single wager on the game and then go for the more odds liberal on 6-8 proposition bets. Books say 70% of the bets go on the props, 30% on the outcome of the game.

-The Nevada Gaming Control Board said a record $179,800,000 was wagered in the state and books held an 8.6% in profit. The federal government said more than $7.5 billion was bet elsewhere.

–In money line betting, Philadelphia is the -125 favorite, Kansas City is -110.

–Most of the bigger money line wagers are on the Eagles

–The wiseguys are sharps have not bet and won’t until they determine the physical condition of Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes who played the conference championship game with a high ankle sprain.

–Over/under betting will be 50 Points -110.

–Underdogs stand 6-4 in the last 10 SB games, including the last two.

–The “under” has prevailed by a 6-4 margin in the last 10 contests, including the last 4.

–In overall betting history, favorites are 37-18 SU, 29-22-2 ATS.

–The NFC East leads the conferences in winning, standing 13-8 SU, 17-7 ATS, 10-11 over/under.

–The AFC West is 8-8 SU, 6-9-1 ATS, 8-8 over/under.

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VSM’s Joe Mac’s Review/Preview Sports Newsletter, Friday, Feb 3

THE BUILD-UP FOR SUPER BOWL LVII

ROLLS ON AS CHIEFS VS. EAGLES IS JUST

RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER …

IN THE MEANTIME, THERE’S

PLENTY OF GREAT COLLEGE HOOPS

ACTION THIS WINTER WEEKEND

AND WE’VE GOT A

TRIO OF SATURDAY GAME PREVIEWS

Okay, so have you already lost count on how many family / friends have asked you, “Who do you like in the Super Bowl”?

Hey, the fact remains that IS a great question considering right here / right now the Philadelphia Eagles are listed as a mere 1.5-point betting favorite over the Kansas City Chiefs – a veritable toss-up affair, if you will – and so we’ll spend all of next week’s column space examining Super Bowl LVII and getting down-and-dirty with matchups, the coaches, etc.

In just a moment we’ll trot out the respective 2022 regular season / post-season schedules and results for both the Chiefs and Eagles with some pertinent comments attached but first this key reminder …

Remember to absolutely crush the books with NBA and College Basketball action every day before we ever get to Super Bowl LVII on Sunday, February 12 when you call our exclusive telephone # of 702-420-5074 on game days.

Or you can go right here to our terrific web site at VegasSportsMaster.pro … just make sure to keep piling up the pre-Super Bowl profits each and every day!

Now, here’s the game-by-game results first for the AFC champion Kansas City Chiefs (note home teams in CAPS below)

KANSAS CITY (16-3)

WEEK # OPP SPREAD SCORE

Wk #1 at Arizona – 6 W 44-21

Wk #2 LA CHARGERS – 4 L 27-24

Wk #3 at Indianapolis – 4.5 L 17-20

Wk #4 at Tampa Bay + 2 W 41-31

Wk #5 LAS VEGAS – 7 L 30-29

Wk #6 BUFFALO + 2.5 L 20-24

Wk #7 at San Francisco PK W 44-23

Wk #8 BYE

Wk #9 TENNESSEE – 14 (ot) L 20-17

Wk #10 JACKSONVILLE – 9.5 W 27-17

Wk #11 at La Chargers – 4.5 L 30-27

Wk #12 LA RAMS – 15.5 W 26-10

Wk #13 at Cincinnati – 2.5 L 24-27

Wk #14 at Denver – 9 L 34-28

Wk #15 at Houston – 14 (ot) L 30-24

Wk #16 SEATTLE – 10.5 W 24-10

Wk #17 DENVER – 12.5 L 27-24

Wk #18 at Las Vegas – 8.5 W 31-13

Divisional JACKSONVILLE – 9.5 L 27-20

Champ CINCINNATI – 2 W 23-20

SB 57 Philadelphia

Note: As we stated in an earlier column, the Chiefs never did cover back-to-back games all year long but overall Kansas City did produce a winning spread record against non-divisional foes – going 7-6 ATS (against the spread) versus non-AFC West teams – and going 2-1 vig-wise whenever not in the betting favorite’s role.

PHILADELPHIA (16-3)

WEEK # OPP SPREAD SCORE

Wk #1 at Detroit – 6 L 38-35

Wk #2 Minnesota – 3 W 24-7

Wk #3 at Washington – 5.5 W 24-8

Wk #4 JACKSONVILLE – 6.5 W 29-21

Wk #5 ARIZONA – 5 L 20-17

Wk #6 DALLAS – 7 W 26-17

Wk #7 BYE

Wk #8 PITTSBURGH – 11 W 35-13

Wk #9 at Houston – 14 L 29-17

Wk #10 WASHINGTON – 11 L 21-32

Wk #11 at Indianapolis – 6.5 L 17-16

Wk #12 GREEN BAY – 6 W 40-33

Wk #13 TENNESSEE – 4.5 W 35-10

Wk #14 at Ny Giants – 7 W 48-22

Wk #15 at Chicago – 8.5 L 25-20

Wk #16 at Dallas + 4 L 34-40

Wk #17 NEW ORLEANS – 4.5 L 10-20

Wk #18 NY GIANTS – 17 L 22-16

Divisional NY GIANTS – 8 W 38-7

Champ SAN FRAN – 3 W 31-7

SB 57 Kansas City

Note: Philadelphia actually has gone 2-5 against the odds when playing away from “The Linc” and the Eagles are a modest 6-5 ATS against non-NFC East opponents. However, Philly is 10-8 ATS when in the favorite’s role this year and that includes a 2-and-oh spread mark when laying 3 points or less … you can look it up!

NCAA BASKETBALL UPDATE

Here’s some of what we’ll be watching hoops-wise this February weekend:

On Saturday afternoon, it’s …

#8 KANSAS (18-4, 6-3) at #13 IOWA STATE (15-6, 6-3) – 12 p.m. ET, ESPN

Right now the defending national champ Kansas Jayhawks are in a four-way tie for second place in the mighty Big 12 and one of those six league wins came in a dogged 62-60 non-cover triumph over Iowa State back on Jan. 14th thanks to a KJ Adams tie-breaking hoop with :12 left.

#1 PURDUE (22-1, 11-1) at #21 INDIANA (15-7, 6-5) – 4 p.m. ET, ESPN

Top-seeded Purdue roars into Bloomington riding a nine-game SU (straight-up) winning streak and Player of the Year lock C Zach Edey (averaging 22 ppg and 13 rpg) is all the rage but the Hoosiers have some three-point slingers who could steal this one with any luck.

#10 TEXAS (18-4, 7-2) at #7 KANSAS STATE (18-4, 6-3) – 4 p.m. ET, espn2

Folks, the Big 12 has produced the past two national champions – see Baylor in 2021 and Kansas last year – and so who’s to say one of these powerhouse squads won’t be cutting down the nets eight weeks down the road? We remind you that Texas copped a wild 116-103 win against K-State back on Jan. 3rd.

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Jack Clayton’s Sports Newsletter, Wednesday, February 1

The imaginary basketball arena is modelled and rendered.

February 1, 2023  

Super Bowl Countdown, NBA Road Warriors, ACC Betting Notes

by Jack Clayton

 And then there were two! The Chiefs and Eagles are heading to Glendale, Arizona, for the Super Bowl in two weeks. That gives QB Patrick Mahomes some time to rest his ailing ankle. With the Chiefs unable to run against the Cincinnati defense (42 yards on 20 carries), Mahomes carried the load with 326 passing yards, 2 TDs, and no interceptions. The Kansas City defense was just as impressive, sacking QB Joe Burrow three times in the first quarter where the Bengals ended up with zero yards. The Chiefs are headed to their third Super Bowl in four seasons winning 12 of the last 13 games. After giving up 31 and 29 points in the first two games of October, the Kansas City defense (8-4 run UNDER the total) has allowed an average of 21.8 points in 13 games, including 20 each in playoff wins. And coach Andy Reid is 77-51 ATS as an underdog.  

  And speaking of defense, the Eagles are a beast: second in the NFL in yards surrendered, No. 1 in pass defense, eighth in points (20.2 pg), and Top 10 on third down (38.11%) while leading the league in sacks. They steamrolled the very good San Francisco offensive line in a 31-7 rout in the NFC Championship game often rushing just four linemen. That will probably be the game plan in the Super Bowl, rush four and play seven back. We saw that in the Falcons/Patriots Super Bowl with Atlanta mainly rushing four down linemen while building a 28-3 lead (before collapsing). Philadelphia’s line is great at getting pressure along with fast linebackers who can pursue. And they’re 16-1 when Jalen Hurts starts at quarterback. The Eagles are 16-4 UNDER the total after allowing 250 or fewer total yards in back-to-back contests.

Super Bowl Prop Bets: The best wagering value for the Big Game is found with the hundreds of proposition bets posted. The oddsmakers get many of them right. Last year, WR Tyler Boyd’s prop was OVER/UNDER 40.5 receiving yards and he went OVER with 48, while the UNDERs cashed with WR Cooper Kupp’s 108.5 yards projected prop (he ended up with 92 yards), WR Ja’Marr Chase was at 5.5 receptions (he had 5) and QB Joe Burrow slid UNDER 24.5 pass completions with 22. Winning at props is about matchups. If a defense often double-teams the other team’s best wide receiver, there can be prop value on the OVER with other receivers or the tight end. If a team has a dominant defensive line that stuffs the run, the opposing offense is likely to spread the field and pass more than they normally do. That can provide multiple OVER opportunities, such as quarterback passing attempts and yards. There was a Las Vegas prop bet offered Sunday on the Cincinnati Bengals to score OVER/UNDER 24 points against the Chiefs. One better wagered $300,000 on the OVER – and lost as Cincy scored 20. That bettor was praying for a missed field goal at the end with a chance to win or push the prop in overtime.  If that 300k was his entire bankroll, that’s learning a betting lesson the hard way. 

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ACC Basketball Betting Notes: Home court has been a standout story in the ACC. The Miami Hurricanes are tops in the ACC in field goal shooting, a veteran team that reached the Elite Eight last year. They took a Top 25 ranking to Pitt on Saturday but lost 71-68. Miami started 12-0 at home, but 4-4 on the road. The Hurricanes are on a 20-9 run UNDER the total away from home, but 28-16 OVER the total at home after a road loss. They came back home this week and covered in a 92-83 win over Virginia Tech. Miami is 20-10 ATS versus teams that outscore opponents by 4+ points per game. Pitt is on a 15-5 spread run and has three wins over ranked opponents. No. 24 Clemson failed to cover as a road favorite at Florida State escaping with an 82-81 victory. They were trailing 81-79 with 8 seconds left. Florida State is the second-worst in the ACC in points allowed (74.3 pg) and at defending beyond the arc (.358), plus is 12th in field goal shooting allowed. The Seminoles are on a 32-17 run OVER the total in ACC play, plus 9-17 ATS after playing a home game.

  Virginia used home court to its advantage to win and cover over Boston College, 76-57, then win at Syracuse on Monday, 67-62. The Cavaliers are tops in the ACC defensively in points surrendered (60 pg) and second in field goal defense (.407). Virginia is 65-37 UNDER the total after a road victory, 58-36 UNDER the total at home off an ACC win, plus 6-16 ATS as a double-digit favorite. Virginia Tech broke a 7-game losing streak by leaning on its home court edge to blow out Syracuse, 85-70, after leading 52-33 at the half. Virginia Tech is on a 27-42 ATS ACC run, though 55-33 ATS at home after playing a game as a home favorite. Syracuse is last in the ACC from the free-throw line (.672%) and on an 11-3 run OVER the total. Missing 7 free throws (11-of-18, 61%) didn’t help in the 5-point loss to Virginia. It was even worse for Orange backers as a +5 dog with one free throw would have gotten the cover. Syracuse is also 66-42 OVER on the road after a defeat.

  Notre Dame is No. 1 in the conference in free-throw shooting (.768%) and covered in a 76-62 win at home over Louisville after building a 30-point lead. North Carolina is the poster child for ACC home/road breakdowns, starting 10-0 at home but 2-4 on the road. Boston College is similar and upset Clemson at home, 62-54, with the Tigers 42-26 UNDER the total against losing teams. Duke got by Wake Forest, 75-73, as an 8-point favorite, on a 5-13 spread run under coach Jon Scheyer. Duke will play rival North Carolina this weekend…with neither team ranked!

Stormin’ in Norman: Fans stormed the court in Norman, Oklahoma, after the +6 underdog Sooners clobbered No. 2 Alabama, 93-69. The crowd was into it trying to help the home team end a three-game skid. There’s an old betting adage about going against teams one game after fans stormed the court following an emotional victory. The Sooners still look pretty good as the losing skid happened as underdogs to Oklahoma State, TCU, and Baylor – and they lost just 62-60 to Baylor. Oklahoma’s defense is third in the Big 12 in points allowed, and second at defending beyond the arc, while the offense is No. 1 in shooting (.482%) and 3-point shooting, as well as third from the charity stripe (.744%). Oklahoma is 10-1 ATS as a home underdog, plus 33-15 ATS at home off of two consecutive Big 12 defeats. 

  As for Alabama, the 24-point loss was the biggest loss ever for a top-2 team in a defeat to an unranked opponent. Bama has 5 wins against the Top 25 teams including knocking off No. 1 North Carolina and No. 1 Houston. On the other hand, they allowed 100 points in a loss to Gonzaga, got routed by UConn (82-67), and were blown out by the Sooners. Totals’ bettors take note: Uptempo Alabama is on a 68-49 run OVER the total. Texas Tech fans didn’t storm the court, but the Red Raiders rallied from 23 points down at the half to stun Iowa State, 80-77, in overtime. Iowa State had beaten Texas Tech by 34 points at home last month! Iowa State hosts Kansas on Saturday after a 62-60 loss at Kansas two weeks ago as a +7.5 dog.

NBA Road Warriors: The Western Conference hasn’t had any teams play that well away from home. To start this week, only two Western Conference teams had winning road records – and just barely: the Clippers were 14-13 and the Kings 11-10 away from home. The Denver Nuggets have been extreme, a dominant 22-4 at home but .500 (12-12) on the road. It’s the Eastern Conference that sports three impressive road warriors. The top-seeded Celtics have won close to two out of every three road contests. The Brooklyn Nets have winning records both home and away. They’re still awaiting for Kevin Durant to get healthy but can still lean on a defense that is Top 10 in points given up, field goal shooting allowed, and defending beyond the arc. That defense looked sharp on Monday in a 121-104 rout of the Lakers allowing 39% shooting.  

  The New York Knicks have a losing home record but a winning road mark. Teams need to play strong defense to contend on the road and the Knicks do under Tom Thibodeau, 11th in the NBA in points surrendered, second in field goal shooting allowed, and sixth at defending the 3-pointer. LeBron James had a triple-double against the Knicks this week (28 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds) though he shot 11-of-25. The game was UNDER the total in regulation with 228 points but slipped over in overtime, a 129-123 L.A. win. Thibodeau is 61-44 UNDER after playing a road game.  

VSM’s Joe Mac’s Review/Preview Sports Newsletter, Tuesday, January 31

SUPER BOWL 57

IS ALL SET WITH

CHIEFS, EAGLES

LOOKING TO GRAB

THE LOMBARDI”

The AFC’s top seed is headed to Super Bowl LVII;

Ditto for the NFC’s numero uno seed.

But, alas, is this the Super Bowl matchup you predicted way back in August?

The Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles – a pair of 16-3 SU (straight-up) squads when you include their post-season victories — have indeed made it to the promised land (that’s Glendale, AZ, folks) and in less than two weeks’ time we’ll find out who’s the proverbial king of the hill in this here-and-now National Football League.

In the meantime, there’s plenty to digest regarding the conference championship game wins by KayCee and Philly and we’ll digress in just a moment but first we bring you this this key reminder …

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AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME–

Kansas City 23, Cincinnati 20 – Okay, so we’ll grant any pro-Bengals fans / bettors out there that their team didn’t exactly “get the whistle” from the zebras last Sunday night at Arrowhead Stadium but the fact is the Chiefs made the big plays when it counted most and did so with a severely short-handed unit (see three wide receivers out) and a somewhat hobbled QB Patrick Mahomes (326 yards passing with two Tds) running the show with that right ankle sprain.

Mahomes worked major magic with WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (6 catches, 116 yards and one TD) and TE Travis Kelce (7 grabs for 78 yards a score) but it was that scramble run for a first down plus the extra 15 yards for getting hit out of bounds that epitomized this Chiefs’ win / cover as 2-point home favorites.

They gutted it out more than the Bengals – a pair of picks against Cincy QB Joe Burrow and a couple of red-zone hiccups came back to roast the AFC North champs – and zebra help or not, the Chiefs deserved this “W”.

But take a minute to look back at Kansas City’s entire 2022 season / post-season and you’ll notice something rather rare … Andy Reid’s crew has never covered back-to-back games all year long en route to this current 8-10 ATS (against the spread) mark and so that has to make pro-Philadelphia fans / bettors feel good, right?

One other thing about these Chiefs:

They’ve really only played one good quarter of football in their recent Super Bowl history and that was the fourth quarter of their SB win against San Francisco four years ago – you can look it up.

Spread Stuff – Kansas City is a dead-even and vig-losing 9-9 ATS in post-season play under 10th-year boss-man Reid and that includes a 31-20 win /cover against 1.5-point underdog San Francisco in SB 54 and that ugly-as-sin 31-9 loss in SB 55 at 3-point home underdog Tampa Bay.

NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME —

Philadelphia 31, San Francisco 7 – Okay, okay, so this one wasn’t exactly a “fair fight” once 49ers’ rookie quarterback Brock Purdy was kayoed with a shoulder / elbow injury (that apparently will keep him out til early next season) that allowed him to throw the ball only four times in sporadic action but when the dust settled on the Eagles’ latest playoff win you did get the sense that second-year head coach Nick Sirianni’s squad was gonna win this title tilt whether Purdy threw the ball 40 times or not.

The Eagles are in a major groove – heck, their back-to-back playoff home wins against the New York Football Giants and the SF 49ers came by a combined 55 points and, if truth be told, Philly’s won eight games this year by twin-digit margins.

In short, Philadelphia further proved it is the single-best team in football so far this year – and while the Eagles’ ground game banged out four touchdown runs it is this defense that raises most eyebrows in the City of Brotherly Love.

Back-to-back playoff wins where the opponent registers just one touchdown apiece and a pass rush that’s downright relentless with Haason Reddick staking his claim as the playoffs’ best player – who are we to argue? — has proven Philly’s point that it is much more than just QB Jalen Hurts and the sport’s best offensive line.

Funny thing though, spreadwise, is the Eagles have not exactly been “cash cows” this year with their 10-9 ATS mark only slightly better than the Chiefs’ so-so spread record – and did you know that Philadelphia is just 6-6 spreadwise when playing non-NFC East foes this year? Hmmm.

Spread Stuff – Go back to the start of the 2017 playoffs and you’ll discover that Philadelphia is a delicious 7-2 ATS in post-season play and that includes the thrilling 41-33 win against 4.5-point favorite New England in Super Bowl 52.

NFL POINTSPREAD NEWS & NOTES

Get this:

NFL Playoff Betting Favorites are now 6-5-1 ATS following the wins / covers by favs Kansas City and Philadelphia this past Sunday but take note that NFL Betting Favorites for the whole year are just 121-148-8 ATS with 4 Pick ‘Em games and that’s a lowly .453 winning percentage for NFL chalk sides.

Also, NFL Playoff Overs are 5-7 ATS in this current post-season and overall “Overs” are 124-155-4 ATS for a rotten .444 winning rate.

So, the fact that Favorites are 27 games below .500 and “Overs” are 31 games under .500 is truly astonishing stuff.

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