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TSE Premium – Pick Release Times

Several weeks ago I told everyone via the newsletter that I would begin breaking down the feedback from the personal emails I sent out to all The Saturday Edge premium subscribers and I followed that up with this article on the number of weekly picks we will offer this coming season (the quality vs quantity debate), and this article on units wagered per game.  Today I will address the third and final issue that received a...

TSE Premium – Units Wagered Per Game

A few weeks ago I told everyone via the newsletter that I would begin breaking down the feedback from the personal emails I sent out to all The Saturday Edge premium subscribers and I followed that up with this article on the number of weekly picks we will offer this coming season (the quality vs quantity debate). Today I will attempt to address what was easily the most debated topic in the Premium section last year, UNIT...

TSE Premium College Football Picks – Quality...

In our last newsletter I told everyone I would begin breaking down the feedback from the personal emails I sent out to all The Saturday Edge premium subscribers. My plan was to do so via newsletter posts, but there was so much great information, suggestions and ideas that needed to be covered, more time and space was required. So the plan is to begin writing some articles about the feedback and I’ll post them here on...

College Football Stats – Focus on what they ...

Focus on What Stats MEAN, Rather Than Numbers With the first official “board” games of the 2014 college football season beginning Thursday night, this is a good time to focus on evaluating the statistics that you’re about to see accumulated on a game-by-game basis.  What’s been considered a recent “analytics revolution” in the world of sports hasn’t really taken hold in college football. Sure, there have been advancements in...

2014 College Football Intro and Week 1 Picks

      College Football is here! One of the most highly anticipated weeks of the sports gambling year is here and we will have football every weekend and weekday(MACtion!) for the next 4 months. Last year was my first time writing for a website and I started midway through the year. my final record was 35-31. I kept it to flat betting(every bet being the same amount) to keep everything simple as I started late....

Week 1 CFB Picks: C-USA, Sun Belt, AAC & the ...

Welcome back, college football. We’ve missed you dearly. This year, in addition to the usual trio of the MAC, Sun Belt, and C-USA, I will be focusing on the AAC as well. As always, feel free to reach out with any questions or comments. You can follow me on Twitter @Smithers513. Good luck!   UTSA +11 @ Houston I’m going to get the 2014 season kicked off with two teams that had solid seasons last year. Last year, when...

2014 Big Ten Power Rankings – Week 1

East Division 1. Michigan State - The Spartans jump over the Buckeyes due to the Braxton Miller injury. They open up with FCS foe Jacksonville State. The Spartans need to show why they should be the class of the Big Ten East. Coming Up: August 29th vs. Jacksonville State 2. Ohio State - The Buckeyes will have to look to Cardale Jones or J.T. Barrett to fill the shoes of Braxton Miller being out for the year. Ohio State has a...

The Saturday Edge 2014 College Football Podcast – ...

The 2014 season kicks off this Thursday. Here is the second part of our week # 1 College Football handicapping podcast.  In last week’s podcast, SabertStxVii, Pezgordo and GoSooners discussed all the Thursday & Friday games. This week on The Saturday Edge college football podcast they’ll be discussing the Saturday and Sunday games for week # 1, including all the major match-ups.  You can subscribe to TSE...

Weekly Handicapping Contest: Free to Enter, Win Pr...

TheSaturdayEdge will be hosting a weekly pick’em contest for our readers. This is your chance to prove yourself as a legitimate handicapper, have fun, and win some cool prizes (plus the all-important bragging rights) in the process. This year, we are running the contest through Yahoo! Sports. Here are the details on how to sign-up (it takes 10 seconds): Go to: http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/college/7643 You will...

Be Flexible, and SMART With Power Ratings

Be Flexible, and SMART With Power Ratings  Many handicappers use Power Ratings or Computer Ratings to get a quick assessment of teams when evaluating college football. It’s important not to be blinded by those ratings when contemplating erratic teams who rarely play to their projections.  A great example of this phenomenon is the Baylor Bears of 2013. Under head coach Art Briles, Baylor is a high octane team that loves to...

College Football 2014 Week 1 Factoids

Below are some college football week 1 factoids. All factoids go back the past 9 seasons unless otherwise noted. I only show wins and losses and remove ties and unlined games where records are shown. If you want to see another stat/record, leave a comment with what you want to see. As long as I can get what you request from my database, I’ll continue to add to the list below. Enjoy. Favorites have gone 260-250 ATS....

Halftime Wagering – Second Half Betting Stra...

Halftime Wagering – Second Half Betting Strategies  Last week we talked about creative ways to bet underdogs using first quarter and first half options in college football. Seems natural to move to strategies for attacking second half pointspreads this week.  One of the main points of that discussion was that “live” situational underdogs often fade in the second half because they run out of gas, or because their...

AAC 2014 Team Previews and Season Win Totals

The AAC has some new faces (which conferences don’t these days), so let’s get into it. Here are some thoughts on what the AAC has to offer. As always, if you have any comments or questions, feel free to leave them below or reach out on Twitter @Smithers513. UCF The Knights burst onto the national scene last year, but have a lot of holes to fill offensively in 2014. Along with Blake Bortles and Storm Johnson’s...