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Posted On February 6, 2016By Ascher RobbinsIn Gambling Life, Sports, Sports Takes

Super Bowl 50: Analysis and Predictions

  At last, the biggest day in the sporting world is finally here – Super Bowl Sunday. The biggest game of the year is always a spectacle; however, with this being Super Bowl 50, the hype is at an all time high. The NFL has gone all-out promoting Super Bowl 50 – perhaps more so than with any of the game’s 49 previous iterations. And the matchup holds plenty of intrigue on its own – the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning’s “last rodeo” versus the Carolina Panthers and one ofRead More

Posted On January 23, 2016By Ascher RobbinsIn Gambling Life, Sports, Sports Takes

Breaking Down 2016 NFL Championship Weekend

After a crazy Divisional Playoff weekend that saw an insane Aaron Rodgers’ Hail Mary followed by a Cardinals’ walk-off overtime win, a 31-0 first half barely holding up, in Carolina typical Andy Reid clock (mis)management in a Chiefs’ loss, and the defense doing enough to earn another win in Denver, we’re left with four contenders for the Lombardi Trophy. For the first time since 2004, the final four teams remaining are the top four seeds in the playoffs – #2 seed New England travels to #1 seed Denver in theRead More
One-fourth of the NFL’s 32 teams remain heading into this Sunday’s Divisional Playoff Games. The eight squads still vying for the right to be forever known as Super Bowl 50 Champions all have their flaws; perhaps more than any year in recent memory, there doesn’t seem to be a clear favorite in neither the AFC nor NFC. Three of this weekend’s four games are rematches – only the Chiefs and Patriots will line up against each other for the first time – so we might have some idea of what toRead More
For yet another year, the top seeds in the AFC and NFC will square off in the game of all games – this time, Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona. Pitting the AFC’s #1 seed, the New England Patriots against the NFC’s #1 seed, the Seattle Seahawks, this Super Bowl should be an interesting game between two very different teams. For much of America, it will be the “Lesser of Two Evils” bowl, as the Patriots and Seahawks are pretty much universally disliked except by their respective fanbases. But we don’t haveRead More

Posted On January 9, 2015By Ascher RobbinsIn Gambling Life, Sports

NFL Divisional Playoff Picks & Predictions

The NFL is down to its final eight contenders, and over this weekend, that number will be whittled down to the final four. Here’s what to expect this Divisional Playoff weekend. All picks are against the spread, with lines reflecting January 9th. I’ve thrown in predictions at the end for good measure. HOME TEAM is in caps. Happy playoffs!   Baltimore Ravens (+7) OVER NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Make no mistake, I think New England is the superior team here. However, I do think the Ravens are very capable of covering seven points. ForRead More

Posted On October 2, 2014By Ascher RobbinsIn Gambling Life, Sports, Sports Takes

Breaking Down the ALDS and NLDS Matchups

After 162 grueling games (163 for the Royals and Giants), we are down to the MLB’s final eight teams. Our remaining eight contestants now face off in a best-of-5 series in the League Division Series to advance to the League Championship Series. So who gets through to be one of the final four contenders for this year’s World Series? Here are my thoughts.   ALDS   Kansas City Royals (90-73) vs. Los Angeles Angels (98-64) The Royals are fresh off an exhilarating extra-innings win against the Oakland Athletics in theRead More

Posted On September 19, 2014By Ascher RobbinsIn Buzzworthy, Lifestyle, The Scene

Waking up in Vegas: What I Learned

Last week, I was in Las Vegas. I was in Las Vegas for five nights too long…and by that, I mean I was in Las Vegas for five nights. As a problem gambler and a party-loving idiot, being in Vegas at all was probably a terrible choice. But during my time in Vegas, I learned a few valuable lessons which I would like to impart onto the rest of you.   Bribery ALWAYS Works Going to Vegas with a group of five dudes and one girl, our odds for gettingRead More
This year marks my 9th season of fantasy football participation, and I’m saddened to admit that I’m still as much of a noob as I was in 2005. Sure I’ve had some solid regular seasons, and made the playoffs numerous times, but I am still championship-less. It’s not that I can’t learn from my successes and mistakes. It’s just that in the months between January and August, any helpful fantasy football info gets muscled out of my brain by life. But now that the greatest sport in the world isRead More
Every year since the invention of this religious-esque sport, hundreds of thousands of billions of men and women of all races and ages take part in what is known as Fantasy Football. This lifestyle, or as the less-than-average American would call it “hobby”, brings more happiness to it’s players than any rich alcoholic alum financially supporting Alumni Weekend and “Free Adderall” buckets during Finals week could ever bring, combined. But, when emotions are this high, they also have the potential to run heroin-withdrawal low. More often than not, this needRead More
Are you a golf fan? Do you like money? We have the perfect opportunity for you! This Thursday through Sunday, you can make plenty of dough while enjoying the spectacle that is the US Open, America’s National Championship in golf! All you have to do is follow the link below and sign up with DraftKings. Upon making your first deposit, you’ll be automatically entered into this exclusive tourney, for FREE!   We’ve partnered with DraftKings this month to bring you an exclusive opportunity to win money on the US Open! AllRead More
Are you a baseball fan? Are you a MONEY fan? I’m guessing you answered definitely to the second question. But if you answered yes to the first question as well, we have a fantastic offer for you this month, in collaboration with fantasy sports website DraftKings!     We’re currently working with DraftKings to bring you a fantastic chance to cash in on the MLB this summer! Sign up for DraftKings today, and make your first deposit, and you will be automatically entered into a free contest to win aRead More
I feel pretty damn good about myself. On Saturday, I went 2-for-2 picking the winners, and missed covering both games by half of a point in the Kentucky-Wisconsin nightcap. UConn blew by heavily-favored Florida, and Kentucky eked out a one-point thriller of a victory against Wisconsin. And while I might have picked the winners correctly in those two games, neither myself nor anyone else in their right mind had this matchup for the National Championship: 8-seed Kentucky versus 7-seed Connecticut; the sum of the two teams’ seeds, 15, is the highest inRead More

Posted On April 5, 2014By Ascher RobbinsIn Gambling Life, Sports

Final Four Picks and Predictions

The Madness has subsided and we’re down to the Final Four challengers for that oh-so-elusive final clip in the annual “One Shining Moment” montage. Florida, the #1 overall seed, we certainly expected to be here. Wisconsin, the #2 seed in the West, isn’t much of a shocker. Kentucky, the #8 seed in the Midwest region is a bit of a surprise, but nobody doubted the talent on the team that was ranked #1 in the preseason. UConn, who was ranked as high as #10 in the nation during the regularRead More
It’s finally time for the moment we’ve been waiting for since August: Super Bowl XLVIII. The Denver Broncos against Seattle Seahawks; the two teams we’ve expected to go this far from the beginning. And while I’ve already broken down the Big Game in detail in another column, I wanted to give y’all some gambling advice for Super Bowl Sunday. I’ll begin by giving you my ATS and Over/Under picks, and then you’ll get the added bonus of getting some suggestions for ridiculous prop bets you can make – such as, whatRead More

Posted On January 17, 2014By Ascher RobbinsIn Gambling Life, Sports

AFC & NFC Championship ATS Picks

Time for the NFL’S final four. Championship Sunday. And shockingly, the four teams thought to be the best back in August are still standing. Broncos-Patriots, and Seahawks-Niners. Let’s do this. I sucked majorly last week going 0-3-1, but hey, nobody’s perfect. All of the games except for the smackdown the Patriots laid on the Colts could have easily gone the other way, as far as the spread is concerned, SO I’M OKAY WITH IT AND DON’T MAKE FUN OF ME. As always, these are not predictions on who will WIN the gamesRead More