It's time to start looking at NFL futures bets and we'll begin with the division winners. Some teams are huge favorites, such as New England and Denver, while other divisions, such as the NFC East or AFC North are completely up in the air.
We'll look at the odds for all eight divisions and try to come up with a few decent wagers in 2013 NFL Division Odds located in the Football Betting section of the site.
Photo: New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Many sportsbooks have now posted the NFL season win totals for 2013, so we'll take a look at those. New England, Denver and San Francisco are tied for having the highest win totals, while Jacksonville sits all alone with the lowest.
We'll look at the numbers for all teams and come up with a few recommended plays in 2013 NFL Season Win Totals located in the Football Betting section.
Photo: Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Don't really like the Preakness from a betting standpoint, as Orb at even money isn't my idea of a great wager, although he will be tough to beat. The Triple Crown races are often unpredictable, so it's best to look for a little bit of value.
Have a Preakness longshot and several baseball underdogs up the picks page located here. Photo: Orb rates the horse to beat in today's Preakness. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
We'll jump ahead to the NBA Conference Finals and NBA Finals in this article and look at trends that have developed over the past five seasons in each series. Because we're dealing with smaller sample sizes, just due to fewer games being played, it's hard to give them as much as much credence as some of the other series trends where there were many more games to choose from.
Read NBA Conference Finals and Finals Trends located in the Basketball Betting section of the site.
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We'll continue with our look at the National Football League, this time switching over to another relatively new statistic, points per rushing attempt.
In this introductory article, we'll take a look at the concept and look at how it panned out in the AFC for the 2012 season. Just as we did with Points Per Minute of Possession, we'll look at a few different ways of using the concept in upcoming weks.
Read Points Per Rushing Attempt located in the Football Betting section of the site.
Photo: Willis McGahee of the Denver Broncos. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Many sports bettors who tend to stay away from the horses make an exception four days out of the year to bet the Triple Crown races, along with the Breeder's Cup races. It's hard enough to pick a winner when you have just two choices in a sporting event, let alone 19.
The 2013 Kentucky Derby is even a bit trickier to handicap than normal, as the probability of rain and an off track can change things in a hurry.
We'll look at a few of the logical contenders and a longshot or two in 2013 Kentucky Derby located in the Betting on Other Sports section of the site.
Photo: Orb works out in preparation for today's Kentucky Derby. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
We'll continue our look at the Points Per Minute of Possession concept, this time factoring the league median into the equation.
This method is slightly more complex than the averaging system, as it involves an extra step, but isn't too terribly difficult to calculate.
Read Points Per Minute of Possession Median System located in the Football Betting section of the site.
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While doing some work on the site, I was surprised to see that I had never written an article detailing the basic concepts of betting on football, so I'm correcting that with this article, which was written for newcomers and novice bettors.
Read How to Bet Football in the Football Betting section of the site.
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The National Hockey League playoffs are starting right away; one of the effects with its shortened season, as things get started Tuesday evening with three Western Conference games.
We'll look at each series from a betting perspective in NHL First Round Playoff Match-ups located in the Hockey Betting section of the site.
Photo: Washington's Alexander Ovechkin will lead the Capitals' against the Rangers in a first-round series. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
This is another article dealing with the Points Per Minute of Possession concept and in this one, we'll look at how to create a predicted score using the statistics of both teams. The method isn't too complicated, as it involves nothing more than a few basic mathematical calculations.
As the title states, team averages are the key to this method.
Read Points Per Minute of Possession Averaging System located in the Football Betting section of the site.
Photo: Jay Cutler of the Chicago Bears. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)