Category: Nascar

What Notre Dame Could Have Learned From America’s Bookie

Fates of futures on Kentucky’s perfection lie in the balance.  For most of the second half, the unblemished Wildcats trailed the Fighting Irish.  A vaunted defense was having problems coping with the spacing that created the shooting chances that ND cashed in.  The game ticked down and one team came up huge.  In the end, […]

Michigan State Continues to Be the Favorite in East Regional

What happens when two of the harder working teams in basketball meet in the East Regional Final?  Not the prettiest form of basketball to say the least.  One thing we have learned in our lives is that while the trophy gals look good on the arm, the hard working ones usually make the best home. […]

Distractions to Doom Xavier Against Arizona Tonight?

Size and span allow Arizona to dominate Xavier at almost every position.  The Wildcats’ point guard is just average but the other backcourt presence is a hulk at 6 foot 7 and over 250 pounds.  With a front court of NBA caliber talent, the Musketeers would be hard pressed to keep up even without distraction. […]

Rally the Troops For Second Weekend of March Madness

   Why do we get up most everyday and click on SportsCenter?  Laptops and mobile devices beckon us with up to date information to assist us in our chosen hobby.  Sports handicapping is like any other labor we love.  Sometimes we dance between the rain drops and other times we feel every concussion of thunder. […]

NASCAR Betting: 2015 STP 500 Picks

By Scott NASCAR is heading to the Martinsville Speedway for the STP 500. This is generally a wide-open race and any of the top drivers could end up winning. In the last five years we’ve seen a different driver win the STP 500, which is quite rare in NASCAR. Odds to Win the STP 500 […]

Facing Insanity in Some Line Maker’s Numbers

In an effort to be correct, all of us at times have made our decision making process entirely too complex.  Anthony Cashman here and today we will examine yesterday’s choice in the Celtics and Nets game.  While hindsight bias says we should have known, there were reasons looking back that had little to do with […]

Worst Scenes in Good Sports Movies

Movies that we may have forgotten about had it not been for one scene dominate sport’s films.  Whether it was the awful Ivan Drago accent on “I must break you!” to lesser known movies, sports cinema are filled with quality scenes that just missed the point.  Ask The Bookie looks at some of the worst […]

The Fantastic and Fraudulent of the NCAA Tourney

Chalk has been the theme of this tourney.  There were a couple of three seeds eliminated because of an over estimation of the Big 12.  Other than that, most of the power conferences did what they are supposed to do which is dominate. Going into Saturday and Sunday, what can we extrapolate from the fantastic […]

Saturday Service Plays 3/21/15

Saturday’s NCAAB Tournament Betting Cheat Sheet The NCAA Tournament moves to the Round of 32 Saturday,  news, notes and trends into one betting cheat sheet.   **** SOUTH REGION: (14) UAB Blazers vs. (11) UCLA Bruins (-6, 133) The Blazers stifled Iowa State’s potent attack by dominating the boards, limiting second chances for the Cyclones […]

Second Time Around as Main Draw Day Two Starts in NCAA March Madness

The second time around is a cherished theme in many facets of life.  People lament that if they knew then what they did know that events would be different.  The closest we get to this in college basketball is the second day of the tournament when the other thirty-two of the field takes the court. […]