About Dan Halverson

An avid sports fan whose first word was "ball", Dan has spent his entire adult life learning the intricacies of sports betting markets. NFL, NBA, College Football, and the PGA Tour are preferred, but MLB, NHL, MLS, EPL, NCAAB, ATP, and yes, even the WNBA, have not been excluded. Value is value, and bettors bet. Dan believes a dollar won is better than a dollar earned, and he remembers his bad beats in greater detail than the birth of his two children. His only request upon joining the BetAmerica team was that his wife not be shown this bio.

NFL: Which quarterback will throw for the most yards in 2019?

When trying to determine which quarterback is going to have the most passing yards in the 2019 NFL season, there are so many variables to consider that it can make your head spin. Rather than narrow down to a single selection, let's consider which 10 quarterbacks deserve most consideration for this prop wager. Patrick Mahomes +400 Mahomes came in second last year in passing yardage and was also second in yards per attempt. He presumably will only get better, as [...]

Will the Indianapolis Colts make the playoffs? Not so fast…

Andrew Luck is back! After many thought his career might be over following multiple injury issues and an entire lost season, Luck proved last year he is still a tremendous talent. With his triumphant return and the team's competitive playoff run last season, the Indianapolis Colts find themselves favorites to win the competitive AFC South in 2019. Luck is back, the offensive line is considered one of the very best pass blocking units in football and the defense has a [...]

Which NFL teams will make the playoffs?

Twelve teams every year get to play in the NFL playoffs. Eight advance as division winners, while another four get in on the grace of the wildcard. On the other side there are probably about eight teams each year that we can count out of the playoff picture before the first game even gets played. This means nearly half of the legit playoff contenders will find themselves in the postseason tournament. Let's take a look at five teams to advance [...]

Using negative stats to your advantage when betting the NFL

When it comes to the NFL, just about everything is tracked. It's easy to get lost in the statistics, trying to determine which have value relative to the spread and which don't. Here are five key statistics that tell me I don't want to wager on a team. Turnovers If a team doesn't take care of the football, it is destined to be on the losing end of the spread more often than not. While turnover ratio directly measures fumbles [...]

By |July 11th, 2019|Categories: NFL, SportsWire|Tags: , , , |

Five stats to lean on for NFL wagering

While some NFL stats show up like a big red flag before you decide to place a wager, others appear as a green light prompting you to fire away. Let's take a look at five key stats that indicate one team is in a better position than its opponent. Interception rate A low interception rate can directly translate to covering the spread. In the last 10 years, the two teams with the best record against the spread are the New [...]

By |July 10th, 2019|Categories: NFL, SportsWire|Tags: , , , |

Five intriguing wagers at the sportsbook ‘buffet’

When it comes to betting, an online sportsbook is like the greatest Vegas buffet in the world. There's plenty to choose from. You might overindulge, you'll probably enjoy making all your selections and it could cost you a little bit of money, but you won't quickly forget the experience. Here are some of my favorite offerings from the gambler's buffet. Team totals I'm an "Unders" football bettor most of the time, and many times it is because of my opinion [...]

Which former NFL free agents will have an impact in 2019?

In the age of free agency, pro sports is a shifting landscape each season (see: the NBA for the last couple weeks). So, when thinking about wagers for the 2019 NFL season, it's important to know who landed where in the offseason. Here are 10 free agents who are sure to make an impact this season. Landon Collins, Washington Redskins Collins is a throwback NFL safety. He has somehow always been underrated because he played for the under-performing New York [...]

Preseason best bets for the 2019 college football season

We are seven weeks away from the most exciting regular season of any sport in the world. Let's talk a little college football and some of the current offerings that I'm betting before the first kickoff even happens. Clemson Tigers -400 to win the ACC The ACC is a competitive conference, but at the top one team stands alone. This isn't the SEC, where teams like Georgia, LSU and Auburn have the potential to disrupt Alabama's dominance. Clemson is head [...]

Who will be the 2019 NFL MVP?

Winning a Most Valuable Player award is the most significant individual résumé builder any athlete can hope to achieve. The award will never go to a player on a losing team in the NFL. Over the last 20 years, no MVP winner has ever played for a team that has won fewer than 10 games. More often than not the MVP comes from one of the best teams in the league. Although he's only won two MVP awards, Aaron Rodgers [...]

Unparalleled parity aids NFL popularity, betting

Many argue the NFL has the most parity of any major professional sport, and it's hard for me to take a position in opposition to that. The NBA and MLB tend to be top-heavy—especially the NBA, where dominance can typically be predicted at a more successful rate than the other leagues. One of the major reasons for this is the salary cap. In MLB, discrepancy in spending is very much a part of the competitive landscape. We all know the [...]

By |July 3rd, 2019|Categories: NFL, SportsWire|Tags: , |