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Vegas Focus: Zags ATS Magic Extends to Vegas

Sunday, 24 February, 2019

The spectacle of March Madness is one of the yearly treats to take in as a Vegas resident. Both on and off the strip sportsbooks customer count spikes to yearly highs. Taking in the excitement of wagers is just a small part of what you will see but the best results if you can cash.

Before the dance begins conference tournaments will need to be settled. Venturing to Vegas is done at the Thomas and Mack, MGM Garden, Orleans Arena, and T-Mobile Arena for the Pac-12, Mountain West, WCC, and WAC conferences.

Gonzaga has been a yearly staple once tournament time arrives. Their success this season at 19-10 ATS in 2019 has been superb. Only Marquette boasts a better mark in terms of top 150 teams in college basketball.

The WCC conference itself has been questionable schedule-wise versus the rest of college basketball. Prior regular seasons for the Zags ended as early as February 24th. That has changed as now the WCC regular season ends March 2nd for Gonzaga. Yet it’s still nearly a full week of rest compared to the majority of college basketball.

Based on their March Madness runs can bettors trust the Zags this go around?

Yes but a bettor has to recognize that March Madness begins at the Orleans Arena for Gonzaga. Since 2010 Gonzaga has just one loss in WCC tourney action. In fact they’ve gone 7-2 ATS over the last three seasons.

Dominant play for the Zags in WCC play is a virtue they have due to the setup of the WCC’s schedule. They treat these games as true tune-ups for March Madness. In the power five that’s not the case with conference tournaments so close to Selection Sunday.

If you are planning to bet the Zags for March Madness roll the dice early for their set of WCC conference tournament games. There’s a solid chance you can carry over WCC gains for a mini-stretch of five to six games.

Notjustagame: What Will Suns Tanking Get Them?

Monday, 11 February, 2019

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Teams that have tanked in the NBA has been ongoing. For the Phoenix Suns it’s been an issue that’s been hard to watch. Up until they traded Steve Nash to the LA Lakers in the summer of 2012 they were a franchise that could be counted on for fighting for a true playoff spot.

It took a few years post trade before the tanking became really noticeable, but now it’s something that has hurt the franchise immensely in the stands. Any Suns home game besides against the Warriors or Lakers is an after thought attendance wise.

Missing on their top draft picks a lot has caused a never ending game of tanking to continue. The real question for Suns fans is when will it end? They have a key piece in Devin Booker and may have a second in DeAndre Ayton. The acquisition of Kelly Oubre seems to be their first solid decision via trade or free agency.

Will the Suns finally land a draft pick this year and hit the green light button on testing a true season?

Raptors New Favorite In the East

Thursday, 7 February, 2019

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The race in the East is now a chase that just became hotter. The Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics already have the core nucleus of talent to be considered Eastern Conference favorites. Development of Giannis combined with the Bucks development of role players has led to recent blowouts.

Boston has the ability to turn it on once the playoffs hit, and Gordon Hayward gets closer to a full season under his belt.

Yet the team that just took the biggest leap are the Toronto Raptors. For years they were knocking on the door against the Lebron James led Eastern Conference teams. Never getting over the hump caused the Raptors to take extreme measures. First by landing Kawhi Leonard and trading away franchise staple DeMar Derozan.

As the deadline approached Thursday they focused on the interior and added Marc Gasol. Gasol has shown that he can still be a force on the court. He has adapted his game enough to be a considerable upgrade for the Raptors in the Eastern Conference. He’ll certainly be a matchup problem with the offensive production currently on the Raptors.

Give it ten games to see how his role and minutes look but the Raptors should be the new favorites of the East.

Sports Betting Future

Wednesday, 6 February, 2019

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The direction of sports betting is quickly becoming the mainstream hot topic. As the chase for the top industry information begins, Zack is proud to be one of the top leaders year in and year out.

As stated before Zack’s plans are to expand as he believes he is the unquestionable leader of the industry. Production wise it can’t be disputed.

With that being said handicapping will continue but will have more disruptions than in years past as he puts plans into place.

Post Week Seven Waiver Wire Adds

Thursday, 25 October, 2018

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It’s that time again where we examine waiver wire adds post week seven here on Notjustagame.com.

Quarterbacks

Dak Prescott
Prescott has had consecutive solid weeks and now has a new weapon in Amari Cooper. Depending on how quickly their camaraderie develops you should see Prescott elevate to a solid tier two fantasy quarterback.

Running Backs

Ronald Jones
Ronald Jones got a plunge touchdown last week and it appears Peyton Barber is dealing with some type of injury as he has missed practice. One would expect Jones to start to creep up in the carries department as the season stretches on.

Austin Ekeler
Ekeler filled in nice in a London game with Melvin Gordon out. In PPR leagues Ekeler already held value. With Gordon nursing an injury he is definitely one to keep an eye on.

Chris Ivory
Ivory soon could be the only valuable fantasy Buffalo Bill out there. With Shady McCoy’s latest injury the veteran Ivory will fill the void. He ran for 81 yards on fourteen carries.

Wide Receivers

Tajae Sharpe

Sharpe had his best game as a pro as Marcus Mariotta appears to be shifting from Corey Davis to new targets. Sharpe was able to catch seven of nine targets. Using his size has been an asset for Sharpe since he days at UMass.

Danny Amendola
The Dolphins injury issues continue, as they’ll now be without Albert Wilson. Wilson had been a big spark plug for the Dolphins stagnant offense that must now find efficiency elsewhere. That possibly could come through veteran Danny Amendola. Amendola has the capability if he can stay on the field.

Tre’Quan Smith

Smith picked up where he left on on MNF against the Redskins with three catches for forty four yards. Without wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr may expected Cam Meredith to fill in stat-wise. Instead it’s been Smith who appears to be rising quickly on the depth chart.

Post Week Seven NFL Team Rankings

Thursday, 25 October, 2018

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After another exciting in the NFL, Zack releases his updated NFL team rankings as we head into week eight.

1. LA Rams—The Rams used strong defense to setup great field position and keep their offense from any tight spots in week seven. They’ll return home for the first time in a month.

2. Kansas City—I was one that expected the Chiefs to finally have a wrinkle of inefficiency against the Bengals. It did not happen and now is the time one has to tip their cap to Andy Reid’s phenomenal team development.

3. New England—The Patriots looked like they were on the ropes against the Bears only to win via special teams and timely defensive turnovers.

4. New Orleans- The Saints came out of their bye week with a tough test in a road environment against the Ravens. After a slow start they warmed up offensively and did just enough defensively. Trading for Eli Apple will reap rewards for their secondary.

5. Pittsburgh Steelers- Coming out of their bye week minus Le’Veon Bell may be a boost for their team mid-season. Comfort of having Bell back in the lineup may have caused chemistry issues.

6. Carolina Panthers—Watching Newton’s come back live was one of the more improbable comebacks I’ve seen. Not once did it appear they would pull off the comeback until the Eagles.

7. Green Bay Packers- The Packers are one of the top ten teams that people would say don’t look like one. Well they’ve got offensive balance with Aaron Jones and their defense is improving.

8. Minnesota Vikings—The Kirk Cousins to Adam Thielin show keeps on trucking to unseen levels in NFL history.

9. LA Chargers—The Chargers won in London in a game that likely would have slipped through the cracks a season ago. With Philip Rivers playing at the level he is expect the Chargers to keep ascending.

10. Cincinnati Bengals—It’s tough to lose consecutive games in the fashion the Bengals did. There’s time to recover but the Bengals need to hold it together.

11. Baltimore Ravens

12. Chicago Bears

13. Philadelphia Eagles

14. Jacksonville Jaguars

15. Washington Redskins

16. Houston Texans

17. Seattle Seahawks

18. Detroit Lions

19. Tampa Bay Bucs

20. Atlanta Falcons

21. Miami Dolphins

22. Tennessee Titans

23. Cleveland Browns

24. Dallas Cowboys

25. New York Jets

26. Denver Broncos

27. Indianapolis Colts

28. Arizona Cardinals

29. Buffalo Bills

30. San Francisco 49ers

31. Oakland Raiders

32. New York Giants