What ‘Game of Thrones’ Can Teach You About Sports Betting

If you’re a fan of HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones,” you know anything can happen... ...especially when you least expect it. Since its premiere in 2011, George R.R. Martin’s fantasy drama has left audiences in shock and awe, sparking feverish debate—and even online wagering—on how the eighth and final season will end. Sometimes the outcome is a little too predictable (like in the seventh season), and sometimes it leaves you high and dry. It’s its own form of March [...]

Scott Shapiro’s Super Sunday Free Picks

One of the most highly anticipated days on the American sports calendar is upon us: Super Bowl Sunday, baby! Obviously, the game between the Patriots and the Rams headlines the big day, but there is also a college hoops game that I hope to use to build our bankrolls before kickoff of the “Big Game” (6:30 p.m. EST). Here is what I will be involved with on Super Bowl Sunday with an early college basketball free pick, my favorite Super [...]

Revisiting Super Bowl XXXVI – The One Where Tom Brady Became A Thing

When the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots battle it out at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta this Sunday, it will be more than just a football game. Often, the days leading up to Super Bowls are filled with hyperbole, but in this case, the hype is real. This is, after all, a rematch of Super Bowl XXXVI where the Patriots provided one of the largest upsets in the history of the championship game. The last time the Rams and [...]

Scott Shapiro’s AFC Championship Game Analysis – New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs

Championship Sunday continues with another rematch of a high-scoring contest that took place during the middle of the 2018 NFL season. The difference, though, is that the loser of the regular season showdown is now the host with New England visiting Kansas City with a Super Bowl berth on the line. When the Chiefs visited the Patriots on Sunday night in Week 6 it was all New England early, but ended up being a tight one late. Probable MVP Patrick [...]

Scott Shapiro’s NFL Playoff Selections and Analysis- Sunday’s Divisional Round

The second doubleheader in the National Football League divisional round playoffs gets rolling at 1:05 p.m. EST on Sunday. Much like with Saturday’s twin bill, I am going to attempt to buck the trend of favorites doing well in this round by backing the two dogs. Los Angeles Chargers at New England Patriots -4.0 (1:05 PM EST) The #NFLPlayoffs continues Sunday w/ #fightforeachother traveling to #GoPats. @ScottShap34 discusses the battle of veteran cubes w/ @EJXD2 pic.twitter.com/S084jbkfUd — BetAmerica Sportsbook (@BetAmericaSport) [...]

Scott Shapiro’s Week 15 NFL 4-Pack

A challenging weekend of games in the NFL follows a thriller between the Chargers and Chiefs on Thursday night. Here is my Week 15 NFL 4-Pack Indianapolis Colts (-3) vs Dallas Cowboys The first-place Cowboys head north to Lucas Oil Stadium after winning their fifth game in a row last Sunday. Dallas has to be feeling pretty good about themselves after outgaining the Eagles 576 to 256 yards and controlling the ball for more than 45 minutes in a 29-23 [...]

Scott Shapiro’s Week 13 NFL 4-Pack

Week 13 got started with one of the best defensive efforts of the season as the Dallas Cowboys ran their record to 7-5 with a 13-10 victory against the New Orleans Saints. A number of meaningful games highlight a full slate in the National Football League on Sunday. Here is this week’s 4-Pack: New England Patriots (-5) vs Minnesota Vikings As expected the Patriots came off their bye week and handled the Jets in Week 12, 27-13. Now “Brady’s Bunch” [...]

Scott Shapiro’s Week 6 NFL 4-Pack

Following a dominating 34-13 win from the defending champion Eagles we head to a challenging Sunday slate in Week 6 NFL action. Here is my Week 6 NFL 4-Pack: Chicago Bears at Miami Dolphins (O/U 42) The Bears come off their bye week feeling good as they head to South Florida with a record of 3-1. When we last saw Chicago, second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky had his best game as a pro throwing 6 touchdowns in a 48-10 rout of [...]