Bookmakers Closing Accounts: Why They've Got it Wrong

 Last updated Dec 8, 2:05pm     Jim Brown on Bookmakers    9 Comments    5751 Views

If you're reading this, it may be because you've gone through the experience of having one, or more, accounts closed by the major bookmakers. It's becoming a more common-place occurrence and is no longer reserved for the ultra-shrewd, big-playing gambler. It's happening to punters who stake smaller amounts (well below £50), and those who have had accounts for years, and luckily (or not, as it seems) hit a few winners. In this digital age, bookmakers use computer programs to highlight... [ Read More ]

The NFL Underdog Blog - Week Six

 Last updated Nov 13, 7:24pm     Jim Brown on American Football    5 Comments    1090 Views

Last Week Well, last week was a bit of a hiccup with the tech difficulties the OLBG site had, but let's summarise the week before. Two picks - Dolphins and Jets, both of whom never really lived up to our hopes. So two points loss for the last blog Performance on the season: 6 wins from 9 picks: 66.7% strike-rate Profit/Loss: +7.85pts This week There's a number of teams I consider poor-looking underdogs this week. Ravens, Bengals, Browns, Rams and... [ Read More ]

The NFL Underdog Blog - Week Three

 Last updated Nov 13, 7:24pm     Jim Brown on American Football    3 Comments    750 Views

Last Week What a nice start with two out of three including the 5/2 Rams shocking the Seahawks at home. It won't have been a shock to die-hard Rams or Seahawks fans as they've now seen the Rams do this in the home fixture in all bar one of the last five seasons. The Eagles rounded the week off in comfortable fashion in the Monday Night game in Chicago. Performance on the season: 2 wins from 3 picks Profit/Loss: +3.1... [ Read More ]

The NFL Underdog Blog - Week Four

 Last updated Nov 13, 7:24pm     Jim Brown on American Football    4 Comments    885 Views

Last Week Denver, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Buffalo all hit the mark as underdogs for the blog, giving us a 100% week and an 87.5% strike-rate after two weeks. Certainly can't complain about that! Performance on the season: 6 wins from 7 picks: 88% strike-rate Profit/Loss:+9.85 pts This week The blog is going up a little earlier because the MIAMI DOLPHINS come to the fore as a pick for the Thursday Night Football match this week. MIAMI DOLPHINS 3/1 on... [ Read More ]

NFL Underdog Blog - Conference Finals

 Last updated Nov 13, 7:23pm     Jim Brown on American Football    0 Comments    848 Views

Last week All four play-off games looked clear-cut last week and so it turned out. Previous to that in the wild-card week we did have three underdog picks, two of which turned from winners to losers in eye-opening fashion. First the Bengals had only to prevent a first down by Pittsburgh to win the game but instead saw defensive player Burfick dive helmet first into Antonio Brown on an incomplete pass to be penalised and allow the Steelers into field... [ Read More ]

The NFL Underdog Blog - Week 15

 Last updated Nov 13, 7:23pm     Jim Brown on American Football    2 Comments    932 Views

Last week A satisfying two from three last week. The Saints kept up their habit of winning in Tampa and the Steelers were really ready for the Bengals. The loss of Dalton helped of course, but that's all part of the game and betting. The Texans did well defensively for a good part of the game but with no offense to speak of, when they got behind they had no way to get back after they got behind. The fact... [ Read More ]

The NFL Underdog Blog - Week 16

 Last updated Nov 13, 7:23pm     Jim Brown on American Football    1 Comment    734 Views

Last week Nothing good to tell from last week as all three failed to perform as hoped Performance on the week 0 from 3, -3.00 pts Performance on the season 15 from 37 (40.5% strike rate), +2.11 pts This week The Saturday night game between the Redskins and Eagles gives a decent opportunity for an underdog pick, and the blog will be updated for the Sunday games soon. WASHINGTON REDSKINS 7/5 at home to the Philadelphia Eagles - Saturday On... [ Read More ]

Betting - Getting Over Missing Out on Winners

 Last updated Nov 13, 7:23pm     Jim Brown on Strategy    0 Comments    870 Views

They say that golf is a mental game. The golfer is in his own world, with his own thoughts - no coaches calling out instructions, no captain to rally and encourage. Tennis fits this scenario too. The player is completely reliant on his/herself. Motivation comes from and is maintained from within. Success is heavily governed by just how disciplined the player can be. The punter is very similar to the sports person who relies on mental toughness. He works alone,... [ Read More ]

The NFL Underdog Blog - Wild Card Week

 Last updated Nov 13, 7:23pm     Jim Brown on American Football    0 Comments    804 Views

Last week We had no underdog picks in what is traditionally a minefield final week of the regular season but the Wk16 blog produced 1 from 1 with the Redskins winning. Performance on the week 1 from 1, +1.4pts Performance on the season 16 from 38 (41% strike rate), +3.51pts This week Of the four games, the Packers @ Redskins is literally 50/50 in the betting but the other three actually provide very good underdog potential. HOUSTON TEXANS 6/4 at... [ Read More ]

The NFL Underdog Blog - Week 14

 Last updated Nov 13, 7:23pm     Jim Brown on American Football    0 Comments    969 Views

Last week How close was last week? The Lions actually lead as time ran out, yet a face-mask penalty gave the Packers one play with no time on the clock... and if you don't know what happened you must have been underground for the weekend! The Saints served it up to the unbeaten Panthers all game an only just lost out at the end. The Texans were level as the last couple of minutes came around but also just lost... [ Read More ]