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Posted by on Nov 28, 2020 in Blog, Essays | 0 comments

2020 NFL Picks: Week #12 (Sunday Wagers)

 

Nolan Dalla

 

It’s been an outstanding run during the last four weeks.  Thursday’s wagers went a perfect 4-0, which now puts me significantly ahead for the season.

I’m particularly proud of the turnaround because September and October were terrible months.  Let’s face it.  The NFL is tough enough to predict under “normal” circumstances, but add the unique challenges of the current pandemic and all the associated activities which are impacted, and randomness appears to be even more prevalent.

There remains a very long way to go until the end of the current football season.  However, my shift away from sides and traditional analysis, largely based on motivation and situations to first-quarters, first-halves, second-halves, and team totals has produced some extraordinary results.  With about 75 plays during the last three weeks, these picks have hit about 66 percent.  Overall this 2020 season, all of my plays combined are hitting 57 percent.  With 144 wagers recorded, thus far, that’s stellar.  I’m also getting a little luckier than I should.  But these results are very encouraging.

This leads me to work more on the reasons for success.  Note that my biggest contribution to sports gambling and the science of football handicapping happened 20 years ago when I came up with SECOND HALF BETTING ANGLES, which were widely copied and posted and became a fixture in the sports wagering lexicon.  I think I may have discovered something similar here in terms of potential.  If these quarters’ wagers continue at the current success rate, I’ll try to data-mine more years of results and sometime in the future release a similar guide for FIRST QUARTER WAGERING.  Excuse me for bragging, but I’ve put lots of work into this, and no one has any idea of all the angles that look good early and then fall apart (for every angle that works, 99 do not — and then win percentages usually fade as bettors catch on the numbers adjust).  So, it’s a thrill to dig and dig and dig, and then (possibly) strike gold.

See Week #12 picks below, which are mostly a continuation of quarters, halves, and team totals.  Also, note that I do post a few SECOND HALF plays onto my Facebook account, which are recorded (and easy to see in advance).

 

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2020 NFL WAGERING RECORD

Wins — Losses — Pushes     82 — 62 — 2

Starting Bankroll:     $10,000.

Current Bankroll:     $11,841.

Best Bets:     5 — 7 — 0 (- $1,175.)

Last Week’s Results:     + $1,340.

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THIS WEEK’S WAGERS:  13 plays

(Sunday plays only)

No Best Bets this week, which are faring poorly.  So, I’m now flat betting all the wagers.

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San Francisco 49ers Team Total  OVER 8½ (-115) — First Half  Risking $230.00 / to win $200.00

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Las Vegas Raiders Team Total

1st Quarter  o6½ (-130) Risking $260.00 to win $200.00 

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Atlanta Falcons  Team Total
1st Quarter   OVER 6½ (+102)  Risking $200.00 to win $204.00

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Arizona Cardinals/New England Patriots
1st Quarter  OVER  9½ (-130)  Risking $260.00 to win $200.00 

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Cincinnati Bengals  Team Total
1st Quarter   OVER ½ (-130)   Risking $260.00 to win $200.00 

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Jacksonville Jaguars  Team Total
1st Quarter   OVER ½ (-140) Risking $280.00 to win $200.00 

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Cleveland Browns/Jacksonville Jaguars
1st Quarter   OVER 9½ (-125)   Risking $250.00  to win $200.00 

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New York   Jets  Team Total
1st Quarter  OVER ½ (-125)   Risking $250.00 to win $200.00 

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Miami Dolphins/New York Jets
1st Quarter   OVER 7½ (-115)  Risking $230.00 to win $200.00 

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San Francisco 49ers  Team Total
1st Quarter  OVER ½ (-120)  Risking $240.00 to win $200.00 

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San Francisco 49ers/Los Angeles Rams
1st Quarter  OVER 9½ (-125)   Risking $250.00 to win $200.00 

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Chicago Bears Team Total
1st Quarter  OVER ½ (-120)  Risking $240.00 to win $200.00

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Chicago Bears/Green Bay Packers
1st Quarter OVER 7½ (-110)  Risking $220.00 to win $200.00 

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Posted by on Nov 25, 2020 in Blog, Essays | 0 comments

2020 NFL Picks: Week #12 [Thanksgiving Day Wagers]

 

 

Another winning week puts me up for the year and feeling confident heading into the regular-season homestretch.

Note that I posted 20 advance plays here at the site, which went 14-6, and 2 halftime plays on Facebook, which went 1-1.  That’s a combined 16-7 for the week.

Two games are scheduled for Thanksgiving Day.  Here are my four wagers, with halftime wagers possible and posted at Facebook, which can be followed easily.

 

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2020 NFL WAGERING RECORD

Wins — Losses — Pushes     78 — 62 — 2

Starting Bankroll:     $10,000.

Current Bankroll:     $10,941.

Best Bets:     5 — 7 — 0 (- $1,175.)

Last Week’s Results:     + $1,340.

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THIS WEEK’S WAGERS:

(Thursday plays only / Sunday plays pending)

 

Houston Texans Team Total 1st Quarter
o6½ (-120)
Risking $240.00 to win $200.00

 

Detroit Lions Team Total 1st Quarter
o3½ (-120)
Risking $240.00 to win $200.00

 

Washington Redskins Team Total 1st Quarter
o½ (-170)
Risking $340.00 to win $200.00

 

Washington Redskins/Dallas Cowboys 1st Quarter
o9½ (-110)
Risking $220.00 to win $200.00

 

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Posted by on Nov 24, 2020 in Blog, Essays | 0 comments

Bedroom Furniture Finds That Can Traverse Beauty In Your Bedroom

 

We live in a world wherein most of our time is occupied with work, business, travel, and even homemaking.  At times, the space to breathe and relax becomes too steep and rigid.  We look forward to the end of the day, where we can pack up and go back to our stillness, to a place where there is restful respite. 

Our different home spaces, no matter what size, becomes the zone of comfort.  And each corner will have its unique spot to offer a distinct sense of joy and calmness.  The bedroom space dominantly becomes a haven to refuel. Let us take our curiosity in finding bedroom furniture that can traverse not only calmness to it but also transcend beauty.

 

Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair 

The bedroom usually connotes a place to sleep, and one will always put to mind fixtures of the varied bed design.  But utterly, the bedroom space as we call it is also a place to calm and unwind.  It has also become a place of leisure. And most of us would love to read or write in our bedroom.  Thus a piece of bedroom furniture like chairs would fancy the corners of it.

This Urban Shop faux fur saucer chair is made of a metal frame and is embellished in the color tone of micro mink fabric.  The definition of beauty in simplicity is converged in the stylish design of this chair. Adding up to its versatile character is its folded feature, enabling users to store the item with less hassle of folding and assembling in mind.

 

Signature Design By Ashley Realyn Nightstand

Lush in a Victorian-inspired wood ensemble of nightstand from Ashley Realyn.  This masterpiece of wood craftsmanship enchants that nightingale charm.  Crafted not only with wood materials, but it also has veneers to highlight the furniture’s intricate details.  It will give the spaces of a bedroom that elegant touch.

This nightstand may take on the vintage-inspired look, but behold its functionality to cater to the modern trend of times.  The furniture is equipped with a USB charging station to cater to instant documentation demand from work or business while in a relaxed mode.  Adding to its durability aside from that it is made of wood, the furniture also has a metal frame.

 

Sorbus Dresser With 5 Drawers

Is it worth it?  A question that will always cross a buyer’s mind when purchasing furniture.  The Sorbus dresser with five drawers can satisfy this relative doubt.  Indeed a value of money because it does not only have a sturdy top area to hold heavy and breakable items; it also has a storage space feature to keep your bedroom items organized.

The dresser will aesthetically spice up the elegant ambiance of the room. It can have lamps, books, and crystal glasses from its wood top area to suit the feel that you want for a relaxing corner.  Its sleek storage compartments are made of steel frames to ensure that it is durable. Plus, a soft and comfortable handle to usher in smooth handling of opening the dresser.

 

Vlush Free Standing Coat Rack

Are you worried about bedroom small spaces?  Then this Vlush free standing coat rack can do the trick.  The small size area will never be a hindrance to creating a fabulous look of the room.  This coat rack in white tone is perfect in holding items to have a clutter-free space and embracing a sense of class from the type of design that this coat rack is made of.  

The Vlush standing coat rack has eight super solid diagonal hooks.  These hooks are fabricated well to withstand the weight of bulky items like winter coats.  A standing dress and coat rack inside a bedroom does not only soothe the ambiance of styling, but it also ensures that things like scarves, caps, and purses are wrinkled free.

 

ZLOLIA Lighted Makeup Vanity Mirror Light

Our bedroom does not only cater to the need to sleep or leisurely relax.  It is also a place of vanity.  Most of the time, we allocate an area where we can set up a mirror and a table to entice in the routine of beauty.  With ZLOLIA Lighted Makeup Vanity Mirror Light set up, it will give you that feel of a Hollywood star glam.

This furniture is composed of a sleek designed dressing table with LED bulbs that suffice an illumination that makes you shine like a star.  Relish too in its functionality because the mirror cover can be removed.  Once it is pulled out it can be maximized as a research table, console table, or composition table.

 

Takeaway

What better way to end a day is through a pampering calm that we get out of the corners in our bedroom.  We get that joyous bliss of feeling recharged as we soothe along with our pure leisure time inside these spaces.  With a perfect find of bedroom furniture, the bedroom is not only clean, but it is there to add color and lavish each corner with the radiance of beauty.

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Posted by on Nov 24, 2020 in Blog, Essays | 0 comments

Where To Store Your Tools? 5 Best 2020 Outdoor Tool Storage Ideas

 

One realization brought by this pandemic is all about how valuable staying at home is.  Thus, we can recognize that there is so much more than the work we had.  Enjoying the company of your family while staying at home and learning new hobbies makes your stay worthwhile.  

Having many collections can sometimes be a burden, knowing that you don’t know where it should be kept or leaving it behind, which leads to hazards not just for you but also for your entire family.  Below are the best outdoor storage solutions for your clutter-free for your outdoor area. 

 

Outdoor Rubbermaid tool rack 

Most of the more comprehensive tools must be stored in a highly specialized tool rack.  This Rubbermaid tool rack preserved the tool’s shape and form.  It helps you quickly grab what you need since this is really made for extensive tools, and thanks to its wheels, this rack can easily be moved around.  This is a really must-have outdoor tool storage that anyone could ask for. 

This tool rack can organize up to 40 tools and is easy to assemble with no other tools needed.  It has a grid pattern on its base to keep tools from sliding off that comes in a multicolor.  This item is also lightweight, plus it has four casters that have two lockings for easy mobility.  This is a must-have in your home.

 

Keter Eden storage bench deck box 

This storage bench box has a large capacity of 70 gallons that has extra hidden storage underneath its seat.  It’s made of all weather-resistant resin with an appealing wood-look texture with Weather-resistant polypropylene construction that prevents rusting, peeling, and denting. Having its stylish feature, this surely will fit your outdoor decor.

Having a 2-in-1 bench plus storage box is a must-have!  Worry no more about having too many storage boxes when you can have a storage box and a bench, too.  This storage bench box completes your outdoor look because of its elegant natural wood look.  You can display it in your public resting area around your home.

 

JAXPETY Outdoor storage shed garden utility tool

Are you looking for a double purpose storage shed?  Not just your typical storage shed, but also a whole workspace.  This shed has a spacious workplace where you can also perfectly store your garden or backyard tools and other household items.  It has a double pad-lockable sliding door for easy access to your tools.

This storage shed comes in a large size with a green color that camouflages your surroundings.  It is made of lightweight steel, but a sturdy body that has a ventilation plate on its top.  Because of its galvanized steel reinforcement, this prevents the shed from rusting, UV resistant, and moisture-proof, leaving you worry-free with its long-lasting look. 

 

Keten Borneo Deck box organizer and storage

This cool box is made of all weather-resistant resin that has an appealing rattan-look texture.  This cozy box has an ideal storage capacity of 110-gallon storage.  It’s reliable and durable since it is made of weather-resistant polypropylene construction that, unlike real rattan, prevents rusting, peeling, and denting materials.

Its hydraulic pistons offer an easy lift, and this storage box is a child-friendly box, so you don’t need to worry about a smashed finger.  The best feature of this box is it provides comfortable bench seating with a weight capacity of 484 lbs.  This storage is so versatile that it’s best to place your outdoor tools, toys, and even pool accessories. 

 

Broom Mop Holder Wall Mounted Metal Tool Rack

If you have massive wall space, this tool rack is for you!  This tool rack is perfect for indoor or outdoor use.  This helps you organize your household stuff and prevents them from damage; you can maximize your floor space for other use since this rack has its clasp mechanism that holds the tool safely. 

Aside from the benefit of having a free floor space with this tool rack, this rack also offers no slide; imagine its hanger and hook can hold up to 30 pounds capacity.  Having sturdy and foldable hooks, this completes this metal tool rack experience.  This is totally worth the money you spent on it.

 

Takeaway 

Learning to fix things, storing, and organizing around the house is one of the best hobbies that anyone could have.  It is very satisfying to see the outcome of a very tidy and organized home.  Besides having a clean house, you get to discover new things stored inside your storage that need to declutter.  Though it’s not wrong to have many collections, if we don’t know where to place our things, that’s when things get bad. One of the most significant benefits of outdoor storage is its ability to keep all your belongings intact and organized in one space.  Looking for outdoor storage that is worth your money, try to consider the featured items.

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Posted by on Nov 21, 2020 in Blog, Essays | 0 comments

2020 NFL Picks: Week #11

 

 

This has been a season like no other.

I’ve been posting my picks on public forums dating back to the days of Sports Fan Radio in 1995.  Each season is different in the sense that rarely do things go according to expectation.  Hence, I find myself constantly making adjustments.  I’m rarely doing the same things in November and December that I did in September and October.

2020 is no different.  In fact, it’s perhaps the most unusual season I’ve encountered.  The reasons for this are obvious.

What’s not so clear is knowing what exactly to apply when handicapping.  Are angles and trends really applicable in a season with no apparent home-field advantage?  Are unders really playable when the average NFL team typically passes 50 times a game?

The biggest adjustment I’ve made this year is abandoning side wagers for the most part in favor of quarters and halves betting, which are faring well.

That will continue this week, as I have a slightly better than break-even mark overall (8 picks over the .500 mark), but remain in the red due to vig and making lots of plays (down -$399 for the season).

 

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2020 NFL WAGERING RECORD

Wins — Losses — Pushes     63 — 55 — 2

Starting Bankroll:     $10,000.

Current Bankroll:     $9,601.

Best Bets:     4 — 5 — 0 (- $825.)

Last Week’s Results:     + $1,730.

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Three “best bets” this week, and 20 wagers, total.

 

THIS WEEK’S WAGERS:  (20 plays)

 

Cincinnati Bengals +½ (-110) – 1st H
$220.00 to win $200.00

BEST BET:  Philadelphia Eagles/Cleveland Browns o9½ (-115) – 1st Q
$230.00 to win $200.00

Philadelphia Eagles Team Total o½ (-180) – 1st Q
$360.00 to win $200.00

Atlanta Falcons Team Total o½ (-170) – 1st Q
$340.00 to win $200.00

Jacksonville Jaguars Team Total o½ (-120) – 1st Q
$240.00 to win $200.00

Pittsburgh Steelers/Jacksonville Jaguars o9½ (-115) – 1st Q
$230.00 to win $200.00

Tennessee Titans Team Total o½ (-140) – 1st Q
$280.00 to win $200.00

Cincinnati Bengals/Washington Redskins o9½ (-105) – 1st Q
$210.00 to win $200.00

Tennessee Titans/Baltimore Ravens o9½ (-130) – 1st Q
$260.00 to win $200.00

New England Patriots/Houston Texans o9½ (-120) – 1st Q
$240.00 to win $200.00

BEST BET:  Philadelphia Eagles Team Total o9½ (-160) – 1st H
$320.00 to win $200.00

Tennessee Titans Team Total o9½ (-150) – 1st H
$300.00 to win $200.00

BEST BET:  Dallas Cowboys +4 (-115) – 1st H
$230.00 to win $200.00

Dallas Cowboys Team Total o½ (-135) – 1st Q
$270.00 to win $200.00

Dallas Cowboys/Minnesota Vikings o9½ (-120) – 1st Q
$240.00 to win $200.00

Dallas Cowboys Team Total o7½ (-130) – 1st H
$260.00 to win $200.00

Los Angeles Rams +3 (-105) – 1st H
$210.00 to win $200.00

Los Angeles Rams Team Total o½ (-150) – 1st Q
$300.00 to win $200.00

Los Angeles Rams/Tampa Bay Buccaneers o9½ (-120) – 1st Q
$240.00 to win $200.00

Los Angeles Rams Team Total o9½ (-135) – 1st H
$270.00 to win $200.00

 

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