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Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Oct 25, 2020
Cowboys vs Washington Football Team
Cowboys
+1 -110 at YouWager
Lost
$110.0
Play Type: Free

My free play is on the Dal Cowboys at 1:00 ET.

The cowboys are just 2-4 but Dallas plays in the NFC East and a win over 1-5 Washington would put them 3-4 and in first-place. The Eagles beat the Giants 22-21 on Thursday and sit at 2-4-1, as the Giants fell to 1-6. The division as a whole is only 6-19-1 SU and 9-17 ATS. Dallas joins the 0-6 SU & ATS Jets as the NFL's only two winless ATS teams. There are two prime reasons why the Cowboys are 0-6 ATS, the defense has allowed 218 points (36.3 per), the most by any team in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) though six games plus Dallas has the worst turnover margin (minus-12) of any team, as well. As for 1-5 Washington, fell behind the Eagles 17-0 at home in Week 1 but rebounded to win 27-17. However, the team has lost all FIVE games  since that time, allowing 29.0 PPG while scoring just 16.2 PPG.

Dallas is just the fifth team in NFL history to allow 34-plus points in five straight games but note that Washington had allowed 30-plus points in four straight before its 20-19 Week 6 loss to the Giants. With Dak Prescott out for the season, the Cowboys will rely on Andy Dalton the rest of the way. He looked pretty good vs the Giants when he completed 9 of 11 for 111 yards vs the Giants (Dallas won ), entering that game after Prescott's injury (108.7 QB rating). However, he threw it 54 times in the MNF loss to Arizona, completing 34 for 266 yards with one TD and two INTs (QB rating of 65.8). Then again, Dallas RB Ezekiel Elliott started the game with two fumbles, which gave the Cards all the momentum they needed. The first fumble came after catching a short pass from Andy Dalton and 11 plays later Kyler Murray and Christian Kirk hooked up for a six-yard flip for a TD. Two plays into the next possession, Elliott fumbled again and five plays later, Arizona RB Kenyan Drake scored the Cardinals' second TD and gave them a 14-0 lead. Elliott has 413 rushing yards (4.1 YPC) and five TDs but sure hasn't made much of an impact. Dalton does have three quality QRs though, in Cooper (46 catches), rookie Lamb (36 catches) and Gallup, who has averaged 19.5 YPC on his 19 catches.

Washington has a new QB from the one it began the season with in Kyle Allen, who completed 31 of 42 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns but also lost a fumble and threw a pick last week. However, it was Washington's most competitive game since Week 1, as it fell 20-19 at the NY Giants when its two-point conversion attempt failed with 36 seconds remaining. Head coach Ron Rivera has declared him the team's current starter ahead of second-year QB Dwayne Haskins, who went 1-3 in the team's first four games. "We are making progress," Rivera said Monday after the game. "I don't know if we have all the pieces. I do think we have some guys that are more than capable of winning, and it's a matter of having enough of those guys. It's also a matter of having the mentality of understanding what it takes to win, what do you have to do to win, how do you have to play to win."

In conclusion, Dallas has won three straight meetings with Washington and SEVEN of the last eight. What's more, Dallas is on a 15-4 ATS run in NFC East matchups. How 'bout dem Cowboys!

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Oct 25, 2020
Seahawks vs Cardinals
Seahawks
-3 -124 at GTBets
Lost
$124.0
Play Type: Top Premium

My 9* SNF Magic play is on the Sea Seahawks at 8:20 ET.

The NFL enters its Week 7 with THREE unbeaten teams. The 5-0 Steelers and 5-0 Titans will square off in Nashville at 1:00 ET and the lone remaining unbeaten, the 5-0 Seahawks will play at Arizona vs the 4-2 Cards. The Raiders were scheduled to host the Bucs in Las Vegas for NBC's Sunday Night Football but had to place four starting offensive linemen plus a safety on the reserve/COVID-19 list. All five players were deemed high-risk contacts and the NFL then announced on Thursday that the Raiders' game against the Bucs had been moved to 4:05 ET "out of an abundance of caution to ensure that a game would be available for fans on Sunday Night Football." This Seattle/Arizona contest will now be Week 7's SNF matchup.

Seattle QB Russell Wilson is widely considered the front-runner for the NFL's MVP award a third of the way through the season, as he's completing 72.8% for 1,502 yards while leading the league with 19 TD passes (just three INTs) and with a 129.8 QB rating. He also contributes to the Seattle running game, rushing for 153 yards on 6.7 YPC with three TDs. RB Carson is the "featured" back and has 289 rushing yards on 4.7 YPC with three TDs. Carlson also has 21 catches with three more TDs. Wilson has an outstanding group of receivers, as Luckett leads with 30 catches but Metcalf has become the big playmaker with 22 catches, a 22.5 YPC average and five TDs. WR Moore has 10 catches (17.3 YPC and three TDs), while TD Olsen adds 15 catches. Seattle's Achilles' Heel is a defense allowing a league-high 431.2 YPG. With scoring way up this year, at least Seattle isn't one of the NINE teams allowing 30-plus PPG (27.8).

Arizona's second-year QB Kyler Murray completed just 9 of 24 attempts against the Cowboys but two went for TDs, including an 80-yarder to Christian Kirk that gave Arizona a 21-0 lead. Murray also rushed for 74 yards and a TD. He's completing 65.9% for 1,487 yards with 10 TDs and six INTs. Those are not quite Wilson-like stats but he's also run for 370 yards (7.3 YPC) with six TDs. RB Kenyan Drake is turning into a solid player, rushing for 4678 yards (4.6 YPC) and four TDs. Future HOF Fitzgerald may have 21 catches but he's averaging only 6.9 YPC without a TD. Hopkins is now the team's "go-to" WR with 47 catches, with Kirk catching 13 passes (18.5 YPC) with three TDs. Arizona owns a HUGE edge on defense, holding opponents to about 100 YPG less than Seattle's D and to just 18.7 PPG (almost 10 PPG less).

Seattle will NOT go 16-0, so a loss is coming and it's a fact that THREE of Seattle's five victories have come down to the game's final 15 seconds. However, Seattle is coming off a bye week (covered FIVE of the last seven in that situation), while Arizona is off its MNF win at Dallas. Murray vs Dalton was a mismatch but can Murray outplay Wilson? My bet says no.

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Oct 25, 2020
Bills vs Jets
OVER 44½ -118 Lost
$118.0
Play Type: Top Premium

My 10* NFL Total of the Month is on Buf/NYJ Over at 1:00 ET.

The New York Jets are the only remaining winless NFL team as they welcome the Buffalo Bills to MetLife Stadium for a Week 7 contest on Sunday. The Jets are last in the NFL with 75 points scored (every other NFL team has scored at least 100), which is an average of 12.5 per game. The Jets are also one of EIGHT teams allowing 30-plus points per game (30.8), meaning they are losing by an average of 18.3 PPG. It should not come as a shock that the Jets are also 0-6 ATS. Sean McDermott was hired by the Buffalo Bills as the 22nd head coach in franchise history and took over in 2017. The Bills would go 9–7 in his 'rookie year' and secure the AFC's 6th seed and their first playoff appearance in 18 years That ended the NFL's longest active playoff drought. The Bills finished just 6-10 the following season but had a solid finish to the season after a 2–7 start, staying competitive in each of their last seven games (4-3). Buffalo was back in the playoffs again in 2019, going 10-6 and earning the No. 5 seed. With Brady gone and New England seeing more players "opt out" than any team in the NFL, it seemed like the perfect  opportunity for someone other than the Patriots to win the AFC East. Why not the Bills?

Buffalo's starting QB Josh Allen was part of the 2017 NFL Draft that saw five QBs taken in the first round (he was selected 7th overall). He had not been a prolific passer in his first two seasons but he's a real leader and he has produced. Allen completed a modest 58.8% of his passes for 3,089 yards with an 20-9 TD/INT ratio in 2019 but also ran for 510 yards and nine TDs. Allen has made excellent strides and became just the fourth QB in NFL history with at least 20 passing TDs (30) and 12 rushing TDs (17) in his first two seasons. He was terrific in Buffalo's 4-0 start, completing 70.9 percent of his passes, while averaging 331.5 YPG through the air with 12 TDs and just one INT. However, Buffalo has lost back-to-back games, 42-26 at Tennessee and then 26-17 at home to KC this past Monday night. Buffalo's D (allowing 28.0 PPG on the season) sure didn't help but Allen has really regressed in the two losses, completing just 58.8 percent, while averaging only 192.5 YPG passing with four TDs and three INTs.

It's really hard to make much of a case for the Jets winning this game (or any upcoming game, either), so I won't try. Sam Darnold suffered an AC joint sprain of his passing shoulder on Oct 1 against the Denver Broncos and Joe Flacco has started the past two games, a span in which the Jets have scored 10 total points. Flacco has completed just 50.6 percent of his passes in his two starts, throwing for 381 yards with one TD and one INT. His QB rating was 82.3 in a 30-10 home loss to Arizona and then a pathetic 50.0 in last Sunday's 24-0 shutout loss in Miami. Sam Darnold (shoulder) returned to practice Wednesday as a limited participant and took the bulk of the first-team repetitions. Adam Gase has yet to name Darnold as Sunday's starter but that's the likely scenario. As for Gase, he's wearing out his welcome very quickly in East Rutherford. Gase led Miami to a 10-6 record and a wild card spot in his first season (2016) but was fired after 6-10 and 7-9 seasons. You tell me why the Jets quickly signed him as their head coach but after a 7-9 record last season, this year's 0-6 start has tongues 'wagging.'

These teams met in Week 1 at Buffalo and the Bills won 27-17. The over/under in that game was 39.5 and the over was my "Featured" Sunday total of Week. The total is almost six points higher here but I'm still Goin' Over and here's why. The Bills really NEED a win here to 'stop the bleeding,' as they don't want to see their 4-0 start turn into a 4-3 record after seven games. The Dolphins are 3-3 but on a "bye week" and the Pats are 2-3 and at home to the 49ers. No reason at all for Allen not to regain his form against the Jets "D" and especially if Darnold is back, the Jets should be able to move the ball (and score!) against a Buffalo defense that has allowed 30.2 PPG over its last five games. The total is a FG higher than I had hoped for but adjustments have been made due to the league's overall high scoring so far. Buffalo averaged 30.8 PPG in its 4-0 start and I see them surpassing that average here, which should lead to this game flying over the total.

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Oct 25, 2020
Lions vs Falcons
Falcons
-1 -128 at betonline
Lost
$128.0
Play Type: Top Premium

My 9* PERFECT STORM is on the Atl Falcons at 1:00 ET.

The Atlanta Falcons opened 0-5 and that start got head coach Dan Quinn fired. In my opinion, he should have been fired immediately after Atlanta blew a 28-3 lead in Super Bowl LI against the Patriots (New England scored the game's last 31 points to win 34-28 in OT). Raheem Morris spent three seasons as head coach of the Bucs, producing a poor 17-31 record and had just been promoted to DC in Atlanta at the start of 2020. He was named interim head coach after the firing of Quinn and had to be pleased with Atlanta's 40-23 win at Minnesota last Sunday. Detroit's head coach Matt Patricia knows all about 'feeling the heat,' as he went 6-10 in his first season as head coach in Detroit (2018), before going 3-12-1 last season. The Lions ended 2019 on a NINE-game losing skid. Detroit ended its 11-game slide (2-9 ATS) with a 26-23 win at Arizona in Week 3 but lost the following week at home to the Saints. Detroit opened a 14-0 lead but the Saints then scored on their next FIVE possessions to take a 35-14 lead (Saints won 35-29). The Lions did win last Sunday, crushing the sad-sack Jags 34-16 in Jacksonville

Lions offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell has used Adrian Peterson, rookie De'Andre Swift and Kerryon Johnson in the backfield. Peterson has received the bulk of the work (285 yards on 4.1 YPC / 2 TDs) but Swift had a breakthrough performance against the Jaguars, rushing for 116 yards on 14 carries and two TDs. I'm not sure where that effort came from, as Swift had run for just 44 yards the first four games. The Detroit running game averages just 117.4 YPG. QB Matthew Stafford always puts up big numbers (he surpassed 4,000 yards passing seven straight seasons from 2011-17) but he's just 71-82-1 as a starter in the regular season plus is 0-3 in three postseason games. He's thrown for 1,240 yards through five games (on pace for just under 4,000 yards) with nine TDs and four INTs but his receiving corps seems pretty mediocre. TE Hockenson leads with 17 catches and three TDs but the WR trio of Golladay (14), Jones (14) and Amendola (12) don't scare any secondary.

Matt Ryan, like Stafford, always puts up big numbers (he entered 2020 with NINE straight seasons of 4,000-plus passing yards) but except for Atlanta's 2016 Super Bowl run, he has shown only modest success. Atlanta had a solid running game back in 2016 but the addition of Todd Gurley has not worked out as hoped. He has run for 422 yards (4.3 YPC / 5 TDs) but in the big win over Minnesota last Sunday, he was a non-factor with 47 yards on 20 carries. Who was a factor for Atlanta was WR Julio Jones. It's no secret that Jones makes the Falcons a much more dangerous team. Following a strong opening-day performance against Seattle, Jones missed two games and struggled through two others with a hamstring injury. It was part of the reason why the Falcons started 0-5, However, he caught passes against the Vikings for 137 yards and two TDs. With Jones sidelined or ineffective early on, Calvin Ridley leads the team with 35 catches and five TDs. Fellow WR Gage has 25 catches and TE Hurst has 17 catches with three TDs.

Neither the Lions (28.6 PPG) nor the Falcons (30.7 PPG) play much defense, so this game will be decided by which team plays the better offensive game. My bet says that will be Atlanta, as with Jones back, Ryan has WAY more receiving 'weapons' than Stafford and this contest will NOT be decided by either team's running game. The Lions are 1-4 SU and 0-5 ATS in their last five meetings with the Falcons plus getting that "first win of the season," should let the Falcons play with confidence. Atlanta knows it is not making the playoffs this season but being competitive the rest of the way is a reasonable goal. However, losing at home to the Lions would upset the apple cart. The 'apples stay in the cart' for at least one more game.

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Oct 25, 2020
49ers vs Patriots
Patriots
-2 -116 at betonline
Lost
$116.0
Play Type: Top Premium

My 10* "signature" 37-Club Play is on the NE Patriots at 4:25 ET.

The defending Super Bowl champion KC Chiefs have opened the 2020 season 5-1 and sit atop the AFC West. However, KC is the LONE division winner from 2019 to actually lead its division here in 2020, as the season gets set for Week 7. I won't list all of the reigning division winners 'looking up' to at least ONE team in their respective divisions here but WILL discuss TWO of those seven teams, as they meet Sunday in Foxboro. The San Francisco 49ers won the NFC West last season at 13-3 (and advanced to the Super Bowl) but their 3-3 record leaves them in last-place in 2020, behind not only the 5-0 Seahawks but also the 4-2 Rams and Cards. The Pats are more than just the defending AFC East champs, as New England entered 2020 having captured the AFC East title the previous 11 years and in 17 of the last 19 seasons (since 2001). The Pats welcome the 49ers to Gillette Stadium on Sunday with a 2-3 record. New England hasn't been under .500 through the fifth game or later in any season since they were 3-4 in 2002, which was the last season the Patriots did not win 10-plus games.

The 49ers just evened their record at 3-3 last Sunday night, beating the Rams 24-16. The 49ers rode the excellent play of QB Jimmy Garoppolo (69.1% for 3,978 yards with 27 TDs and 13 INTs / 102.0 QB rating), the NFC's best running game (144.1 YPG) and the NFC's stingiest defense (281.0 YPG) all the way to the Super Bowl last season. However, injuries have plagued them all season, on both sides of the ball. Garoppolo was completing 67.3% of his passes (4 TDs / 0 INTs) when he got hurt in Week 2. He returned in Week 5 but with the Miami Dolphins up 30-7 at halftime (Niners would lose 43-17), 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan pulled him during the half (concerned for his health). Garoppolo 'was on the money" against the Rams, throwing three first-half TD passes, finishing 23 of 33 for 268 yards without an INT (124.3 QB rating). RB Raheem Mostert also got back in the lineup and ran 17 times for 65 yards before suffering an ankle injury and leaving the game early in the third quarter. TE George Kittle caught seven passes for 109 yards and one TD, as the 49ers offense that did most of its damage in the first half en route to a 21-6 lead. The San Francisco defense, which was last seen serving up 436 yards and 43 points in a blowout home loss to the Miami Dolphins last week, held the Rams to 311 yards, in large part by limiting QB Jared Goff, who finished with a modest 198 passing yards on just 19 of 38 completions. Jason Verrett stalled a Los Angeles Rams third quarter rally with an end-zone interception and a fourth-and-goal (allowing San Francisco to retain a 21-9) and when LA made it a one-score margin on a 40-yard TD pass from Goff with 3:24 to play, the San Francisco offense ran out the clock (Rams never got the ball back).

The New England didn't allow a TD in Week 6 but Denver's Brandon McManus kicked a franchise-record SIX field goals to lift the visiting Denver Broncos to an 18-12 victory last Sunday. The game originally scheduled for Oct 12 and was pushed back to this past Sunday due to several COVID-19 cases in the Patriots' organization. New England was unable to hold many practices over the previous two weeks, including having Friday's session canceled due to center James Ferentz being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. QB Cam Newton saw his first action since Week 3 and ran for 76 yards and a touchdown and went 17-for-25 passing but for only 157 yards with TWO interceptions. He has options at WR in Edelman (20 catches), Harry (18 catches) and Byrd (17) plus RB White has 165 catches in the last two games. Newton lead the Past with 225 rushing and has five rushing TDs but they'll need better passing number out of him. RB Sony Michel has run for 173 (6.7 YPC) in just three games but was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list for the Denver game (status unknown at this time for Sunday). The New England D did its job vs Denver, allowing just 299 yards plus holding Denver to 4 of 14 on third downs. The Pats D was the best in the league last season but one can't and didn't expect this year's unit to hold opponents to 14.1 PPG, again. Scores are up in 2020 and the Pats are allowing 22.1 PPG (not bad) and rank 9th in total D, allowing 275.9 YPG.

The 49ers and Patriots are among the NFL’s most storied franchises with 11 SB titles between them (Pats own six and the Niners five). Garoppolo would NO doubt love to get a victory over the team that drafted him (sat behind Brady from 2014-17) but Newton (a former MVP) has MUCH to prove as well. The clincher for me is, it hasn't been often that one can back Belichick (coming off TWO straight losses) at such a small 'price' and at HOME, no less! The 49ers may be 2-0 on the road in 2020 but those wins have come at MetLife Stadium over the Giants and Jets (a combined 1-11).

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Oct 25, 2020
Browns vs Bengals
Bengals
+3½ -117 at Draft Kings
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

My 8* NFL Week 7 Las Vegas Insider is on the Cin Bengals at 1:00 ET.

It's the "Battle 4 Ohio" Part 2. The Browns won Part 1 back in Week 2 on a Thursday night, 35-30. In that contest, Cincy took a 3-0 lead but Cleveland never trailed after going up 7-3. However, the Bengals "never went away," and Burrow's third TD pass of the game (with 43 seconds left) gave the Bengals the "backdoor cover." Burrow threw for 316 yards and three TDs (zero INTs) in his second career start, while Baker Mayfield threw for 219 yards with two TDs and one INT. The difference in the game was Cleveland's running game, which produced 215 yards (6.1 YPC) compared to Cincinnati's 68 yards on 2.8 YPC. The Browns lead the NFL in rushing (169.5 YPG) with Kareem Hunt (387 yards on 4.7 YPC with three TDs) filling in admirably for starter Nick Chubb (knee), who remains on injured reserve. The Bengals average only 101.8 YPG on the ground, with Joe Mixon doing almost all of the heavy lifting (428 rushing yards / 3.6 YPC / three TDs).

The Browns lost their 2020 opener at Baltimore 38-6 but then ripped off FOUR straight wins to open 4-1 for the first time since 1994. The Cleveland offense was terrific in the winning streak, averaging 37.5 PPG. In fact, the Browns scored at least 30 points in each of those four straight wins, marking the first time they had reached that total in four straight games since 1968! However, as I noted last Sunday in winning a 10* play on the Steelers (Rivalry Game of the Year), the Cleveland defense was the team's Achilles' heel. Cleveland entered its game in Pittsburgh allowing 29.8 PPG, which was a TD and two-point conversion higher than what Pittsburgh was allowing (21.8 PPG). The result? A 38-7 rout by the Steelers. The Browns would appear to be on track for their first winning record since 2007 at 4-2 but it doesn't seem that way to QB Baker Mayfield. or wide-receiver OBJ. "The feeling throughout (our) building after that loss -- 4-2 has never felt so much like 0-6 before," Mayfield said. "But that's because we have very high expectations for ourselves." Odell Beckham Jr. added, "I'm pissed. And at this point, I don't really care to keep trying to make myself look like a good guy to the world and all that. ... Tired of losing. Tired of losing to good teams." Mayfield is completing 60.6 percent for 1,095 yards with 10 TDs and six INTs (QB rating of 84.3). Not bad but he was supposed to Cleveland's 'savior.' WRs Landry (24 catches / 13.3 YPC / 0 TDs) and OBJ (23 catches / 13.9 YPC / 3 TDs) have hardly been "as good as advertised." 

"Tired of losing" is a sentiment that Cincinnati is all too familiar with. The Bengals lost another winnable game last Sunday in a 31-27 setback at the Indianapolis Colts. The now 1-4-1 Bengals jumped out to a 21-0 lead, but lost after a missed fourth-quarter FG and Joe Burrow's interception in the red zone inside the final minute. "I played really well for three quarters and 14 minutes and then had one bad play," said Burrow, who threw for 313 yards. The 2020 NFL Draft's overall No. 1 pick is completing 65.0 percent for 1,617 yards with six TDs and four INTs. He has four 300-yard passing games in six starts this season but has now gone two games without a TD pass (69 attempts). Burrow said after the loss, "Put it behind us and go back to work tomorrow." However, his OL is shaky (he's been sacked 24 times, 2nd-most in the league) and I've already noted the problems with the running game. Of more concern is that Joe Mixon did not practice Wednesday with an injured foot. He rushed for a team season-high 151 yards in the Bengals' lone win in Week 4 vs Jacksonville.

After ripping off four straight wins, the Browns were held to just SEVEN points, 12 FD’s and 220 yards at Pittsburgh. Cleveland has now lost to the AFC North's two-best teams, 38-6 at Baltimore and 38-7 at Pittsburgh. OK, the Browns now face the 1-4-1 Bengals but let's remember, they'll arrive in Cincinnati with a defense allowing 31.2 PPG. The Bengals have been "right in" FIVE of six games this season (lone exception being a 27-3 Week 5 loss at Baltimore) plus let me note that Cincinnati has covered 10 of the last 12 games in this series dating back to the midway point of 2014. The home dog 'barks' LOUDLY enough in this one to earn a SU win!

Good luck...Larry

SERVICE BIO

Age: 65 (turns 66 in November).

Years in handicapping: Larry entered his 36th year as a professional handicapper in August of 2019.

Achievements in handicapping: 1985 Castaway’s Pro Football Challenge Champion, then the most prestigious handicapping contest in Las Vegas; 1999 Stardust Invitational semi-finalist.

A member of the original cast of Proline (began in 1985), the nation’s longest running pre-game handicapping show on the USA-TV network (also hosted Sports Desk on the same network from 1996-98). In then joined the panel of The Winning Edge in the early 2000s. Although well-known on TV for his expert game analysis and no-nonsense handicapping style, Larry may be best known for his radio work. He hosted his own syndicated call-in radio show, Sports Central. It aired live from Bally's Casino in Las Vegas in the early to mid-90s and at one time was heard in more than 100 markets.

Systems used for handicapping a game: Fundamental and statistical analysis. "I'm not typically a trend and system kind of guy," Ness says. "I look at team strengths and weaknesses and compare them. It’s an all-encompassing thing and over 35-plus years, you get good at it."

Star Ratings: 9 and 10*s are considered "Best Bets." All other plays are rated between 6 and 8*s, depending on strength and/or price.

Release Times: Larry releases "daily sports" (MLB, NBA, NCAAB and NHL) on the day of the game. His full card is almost always available by 10:00 ET (save Late-Breaking games). In the FB season, Larry begins releasing plays as early as Tuesday. His full CFB card is typically complete by Thursday (on Friday, at the latest) and his full NFL card will be mostly complete by Friday (definitely by Saturday at 3:00 ET). 36-Club Play: It represents Larry's 36 years in the business and gets his highest star rating (10*s). Expect no more than one of these plays per month, per sport during the regular season. LEGEND Play: Larry's often been referred to as a Las Vegas legend and he's 'borrowed' the title for his other "signature play.". Larry's LEGEND Plays were previously available to only a select group of private clients but they are now available to all, via the internet. Like his 36-Club plays, expect no more than one play per month, per sport (rated 10*s). Game of the Month and Game of the Year Plays: Always rated 10*s. Las Vegas Insider: Throughout his 36 years "in the business," Larry has become known as "the ultimate Las Vegas insider." The contacts he's developed over more than three decades (on both sides of the 'counter'), are arguably "unmatched!" He confers daily with 'his 'friends' and when "all the stars align on the same game," Larry releases an exclusive Las Vegas Insider (rated between 7 and 10*s). Oddsmaker's Error Plays: Larry uses this term with "great respect" (and not very often), as he counts among his very closest friends many of Las Vegas' most famous and respected Sport Book directors (past and present). However, when Larry feels "the line is significantly off," he'll release one of these "not to be missed" plays (rated 9 or 10*s). Situational Stunners: Larry's a fundamental handicapper at heart but he does pay attention to team and situational trends (especially in MLB). When his fundamental handicapping and a strong trend or situation match up, he releases a Situational Stunner. He began releasing these plays in MLB '09 and he's expanded them since,to all sports (rated from 7-10*s, based on strength and/or price for moneyline sports). PERFECT STORM: Larry just added these plays the last few years and his accompanying expert analysis makes these popular plays self-explanatory (typically rated 9 or 10*s but moneyline sports may be rated 7 or 8*s due to price). Weekly and Weekend Wipeout Winners: Larry added this self-explanatory moniker just a few years ago. They've become immensely popular and why not? Who wouldn't want a game that has "blowout written all over it," supported by Larry's expert analysis (rated between 7 and 10*s, depending on strength and price). Superstar Triple Play: Over the years, many of Larry's regular clients have clamored for more three-game reports. You asked for it and Larry's responded. Back in the late 1980s and into the mid 1990s, 900-numbers became "the rage." While a panel member of Proline (see above), Larry created the Superstar Triple Play. One call got you three Superstar Triple Plays (in a particular sport). For almost a decade, anywhere from 1,500 to 3,500 callers responded each weekend, when Larry offered his famous "Superstar Triple Play" pitch on Proline. Starting in 2009, Larry began going "Back to the Future!" Look for 3-game reports this FB season on Saturday (college) and Sunday (NFL). Get three plays on a single report from Larry (many will be TV games), the originator of the "Superstar Triple Play!". Late-Breaking Plays: Larry will always go back and take a "second look" at each day's card, after posting all his games. When he finds something he missed the first time around, he'll release a Late-Breaking Play. These plays are more prevalent in sports like baseball and basketball than football (typically rated at 8 or 9*s).

Quote: "No one works any harder and my work-product speaks for itself," Ness says. "I have a no-nonsense style and my logic is easy to follow. Anyone buying my plays will know exactly what I was thinking when I made the selection. After 34 years, the Larry Ness brand is instantly recognizable and my analysis ranks with the best in the industry."