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Firestone’s Daily Free Picks


Saturday, 10/27

Central Michigan +5

Northwestern +3.5

Western Kentucky +3

Texas Tech +6

Syracuse +2.5

Utah State -20

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1 MLB thing to watch in September

As we head down the stretch of the MLB season, here is something I’ll be keeping an eye on.  With just over 40 games remaining, Washington is currently on the outside of the playoff picture. However, things may not be as bleak as they seem.  For starters, they still have the best lineup top to bottom in the NL East.  Secondly, and maybe most importantly, they are chasing two extremely inexperienced teams in Philadelphia and Atlanta. Experience so often plays a major role in a pennant race and should factor into the Nats run at the playoffs.  The Nationals have the experience while the Braves and Phillies do not!  Lastly, Scherzer is a force on another level from any other pitcher in the division, even the Phils’ Nola.  He can carry this team on his back in his starts and inspire them to rise above.  With 9 more games against the Phillies and 3 more against Atlanta, I see the Nationals climbing back into the NL East race before all is said and done.

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3 NFL Longshot Super Bowl Contenders

Every August, the so-called pundits and experts of the NFL choose to brainwash fans with the “fact” that the Patriots, Packers, Steelers, or Seahawks will win the Super Bowl. Rarely does anyone give the longshot a long look. Well, after last year, that needs to change. The Eagles entered last season as 40-1 longshots to win it all. Here are 3 teams that could surprise everyone this year by hoisting Lombardi.

1) Denver broncos 33-1

2) Atlanta 17-1

3) Carolina 25-1.

My personal 2018 longshot selection is The Denver Broncos at 33-1.

Denver’s defense is getting older by the day, but adding a key draft piece like Bradley Chubb should help to keep that defense playing young. On the other side of the ball, Case Keenum could be the QB Elway has been looking for to manage the game and keep that defense off the field. The offense should be better this year and the defense will once again be an NFL POWERHOUSE.

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EPL Surprise Champs?

Going into the opening of the Premier League season last year, pundits and prognosticators alike were justifiably concerned about how Tottenham would perform without a true home pitch.  The new stadium was in full construction mode and Spurs were stuck at Wembley for all of 17-18’s campaign.  After just a so-so start, the Spurs quickly put those concerns to rest and promptly finished top 3 for the second straight season, behind the two clubs from Manchester.

The Spurs, rather quietly I might add, have put one of the best, and easily one of the most consistent, teams together and, I believe, are poised at a title run this season.  Never was that more evident to me than during this summer’s World Cup which showcased Tottenham’s many established and rising star performing at star levels.  With the talen, depth, and coaching consistency and ingenuity that Spurs have again this season, they are my sneaky choice to steal the English Premier League.

Tottenham Hotspur 14:1 to win 18-19 EPL

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Firestone’s Tip of the Week

Week of 9/10/18 – 9/16/18

One mistake casual bettors make this time of year is playing WAY too many games. If you’re gambling just for the fun of it, you will never win! We preach money management skills here. Start looking early in the week. Watch your line moves and study your trends. On Saturday, DO NOT play 22 games. Pick 3-5. Don’t concentrate on time slots. On Sunday, 1-3 plays is ENOUGH! Play to win. Not to have fun.

Week of 8/21/18 – 8/27/18

The final two weeks of Pre-Season football are upon us. If you feel it to be extremely necessary to gamble on these such games be sure you know what each game means. Remember, week 3 is usually the week where teams play their starters the most, as sort of a dress rehearsal. Remember that totals are usually elevated because of this! In week 4, it’s the complete opposite. Most starters will not play. This is where you want to concentrate on players trying to make the team and any position battles teams are having. Historically this week has been VERY low scoring. Best of luck! September is almost here!!

Week of 8/13/18 – 8/19/18:

We have reached August, which in the baseball world can only mean one thing. The Dog days of summer are here! This is the time of year where baseball bettors often get confused on who are the contenders and who are the pretenders. It’s also the time of year when the key to winning a baseball bet often starts and ends with a team’s motivation. Who is fighting for a playoff spot? Who is fighting for a roster spot on next year’s team? Which teams have already packed it in? These are just a few of the late-season questions we take into consideration before making our picks.