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Jeff's NHL Friday Night Postseason Prop Play
Jeff Hochman May 23, 2024  
In the high-stakes theater of the NHL playoffs, where every shot can tip the scales of a series, Artemi Panarin emerges as a pivotal figure for the New York Rangers. Facing a 0-1 series deficit against the Florida Panthers, the spotlight intensifies on Panarin to lead a Rangers resurgence.


Panarin has taken 31 shots in 11 playoff games, averaging more than 2.5 sh ...  read more
Free Sports Game Preview and Prediction: San Diego Padres Gm1 vs. Atlanta Braves Gm1 (MLB)
Jeff Hochman May 19, 2024  
Free Sports Game Preview and Prediction: San Diego Padres Gm1 vs. Atlanta Braves Gm1
Monday, May 20, 2024 12:20 PM
Play: Total: 8.5/-120 Under
1*Padres vs. Braves Under 8.5

Pitching tends to reign supreme in an early-day game following a night game. In this matchup, both starting pitchers average at least one strikeout per inning. Dylan Cease has held hitters to a .137 avera ...  read more
Jeff's Friday Night MLB Prop Play | Freddie Freeman
Jeff Hochman May 17, 2024  
Let's explain why Freddie Freeman is your go-to guy for surpassing the 1.5 hits + runs + RBI tonight. Freeman's season has been a rollercoaster of highs, with a batting average that speaks volumes about his ability to contribute significantly in games. Freeman has demonstrated his prowess at the plate with an average of 1.43 hits + runs + RBI this season.


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Jeff's Santa Anita Saturday Horse Racing Spot Play
Jeff Hochman May 16, 2024  
Santa Anita | Race 7 | | Mizdirection Stakes | May 18th | | 7:39 PM E


#4 Getthemoney (7/2) Win and Place


The horse has shown improvement in speed figures over the past four races. In the Grade 3 Monrovia Stakes on April 6th, he achieved a career-high 102 Equibase Speed figure, finishing a close 3rd while running a bit wide. This 4-year- ...  read more
The Impact of Horse Dosage Index on the Preakness Stakes
Jeff Hochman May 15, 2024  
The Dosage Index (DI) represents a racehorse's pedigree and inclination toward speed or stamina. Breeders, trainers, and handicappers use it to assess a horse's potential for success in various races, including prestigious events like the Preakness Stakes. Check out my Kentucky Derby article to learn more about a horse's DI (dosage index).


Looking ...  read more
Jeff's 2024-25 NFL Season Win Total Under Best Bet
Jeff Hochman May 14, 2024  
Assessing the Dallas Cowboys’ Chances of Staying Under 10.5 Wins Amidst Challenges


The Dallas Cowboys, one of the NFL's most storied franchises, are facing a crucial season as they deal with a series of challenges that could affect their performance. Sportsbooks have set the over/under for the Cowboys' wins at 10.5, generating significant interest in whet ...  read more
Jeff's Grade 3 Run Happy Stakes Preview and Picks
Jeff Hochman May 9, 2024  
Grade 3 Run Happy Stakes | March 11th, 2024 | Race 4 | | Belmont at the Big A


#1 Straight No Chaser (1/1) trained by Juan Landeros and ridden by John R. Velazquez


This 5-year-old horse by Speightser makes his long-anticipated return to the track after winning the Grade 3 Maryland Sprint Stakes by 7 ½ lengths (109 Equibase Speed figure) ...  read more
Jeff's Santa Anita Saturday Horse Racing Spot Play
Jeff Hochman May 2, 2024  
Santa Anita | Saturday, May 4th, 2024 | Race 2 |


#4 Hero Status (5/2) to Win and Place


You can draw a line through Hero Status's last race. The comment reads, "stumbled badly" at the start. It was also his first start off a long layoff and first time as a gelding. Flavien Prat didn't push him, and he lost by a significant margin of 17 3/ ...  read more
Understanding Horse Dosage for Successful Kentucky Derby Wagers
Jeff Hochman Apr 29, 2024  
The Kentucky Derby, famously known as the 'The Run for the Roses,' holds a significant place in the annals of horse racing. As the first leg of the esteemed Triple Crown, it sets the stage for the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. This race, steeped in rich history and traditions, draws the finest horses from across the globe. For horse racing enthusiasts, the horse's dosage in ...  read more
Jeff's 2024 Grade 1 Arkansas Derby Selection
Jeff Hochman Mar 27, 2024  
Grade 1 Arkansas Derby | March 30th | Race 12 | | 7:47 PM E |


#2 Timberlake (9/5), trained by Brad Cox and ridden by Flavien Prat


On Feb. 24, Timberlake won the Grade 2 1 1/16-mile Rebel Stakes by two lengths as the 4/5 favorite, marking his impressive return to the track for his 3-year-old debut. Timberlake is the son of Into Mischief, ...  read more
Jeff's Grade 2 Louisiana Derby Saturday Selection
Jeff Hochman Mar 22, 2024  
Race 12 | 3-23-24 | Fairgrounds Race Track | 6:42 PM E


The Grade 2 Louisiana Derby is on Saturday, March 23rd, and horse racing enthusiasts and bettors are eagerly seeking a horse that could potentially yield a substantial return on their investment. Track Phantom is one horse that stands out as a strong contender, with morning line odds at 3/1. This 3-ye ...  read more
Jeff's 2024 American League MLB Spotlight Team
Jeff Hochman Mar 15, 2024  
The Detroit Tigers have been going through a transitional phase for the past few years. However, in the 2024 season, they have a good chance of surpassing their season win total of 79.5. Last season, they showed significant improvement, winning 78 games, twelve more than they won in 2022. Detroit significantly improved its starting pitching, relief pitching, offense, and def ...  read more
Jeff's 2024 National League MLB Spotlight Team
Jeff Hochman Mar 13, 2024  
The Philadelphia Phillies are a well-established and successful team, having won 87 and 90 games in the past two years, respectively. They are expected to exceed their 89.5 season win total in 2024. This positive outcome can be attributed to several factors, such as their talented roster of players, strategic improvements, and potential trade deadline acquisitions.
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St. Louis Blues vs Edmonton Oilers Wednesday Player Prop
Jeff Hochman Feb 28, 2024  
Let's cut to the chase, folks—Connor McDavid is in an unusual spot. The Edmonton Oilers' captain, renowned for his electrifying speed and uncanny ability to find the back of the net, hasn't scored in his last 9 games. But if you think this is a sign of decline, you're not paying attention to the bigger picture. McDavid's goal drought is more a quirky anomaly than a testament to his ...  read more
Jeff's 2024 Top 5 MLB Left-handed Starters Age 27 or Younger
Jeff Hochman Feb 26, 2024  
If you're looking for an edge in baseball betting, consider the advantage that elite left-handed starting pitchers have. Since most players face more right-handed pitching, teams that have yet to face a quality left-handed starter in five or more games are likelier to struggle. To help you make informed decisions, here are my top five left-handed starting pitchers who are 27 years o ...  read more
Jeff's Grade 2 Rebel Stakes Preview
Jeff Hochman Feb 22, 2024  
Jeff’s Grade 2 Rebel Stakes Preview | Saturday, February 24th |


Race 11 @ Oaklawn Park | 6:23 PM E |



These are my top three contenders with no rain in the forecast. I excluded numerous horses that will have to run off Lasix from consideration.


#7 Timberlake (6/5), trained by Brad Cox and ridden by Cristian Torez read more
Jeff's 2024 Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes
Jeff Hochman Feb 15, 2024  
The Risen Star Stakes of 2024 is set to take place at Fairgrounds on Saturday, February 17th, and is expected to be an exciting event for horse racing enthusiasts. This Grade II race is considered a vital prep race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby and holds great significance for both horses and trainers. Post time for Race 14 is 7:17 PM E.


The Risen Star Stakes ...  read more
Jeff's Grade 1 FanDuel Breeders Cup Juvenile Selection
Jeff Hochman Oct 31, 2023  
Grade 1 FanDuel Breeders Cup Juvenile


Friday, November 3rd, 2023


Santa Anita Race 8 (4:00 PM PT)


#10 Muth (4/1) to win, place, and show


Muth is a two-year-old son by Good Magic, and he has won two races and placed second in three career starts. He has an excellent record at Santa Anita, winning ...  read more
Jets vs. Broncos Player Prop Selection
Jeff Hochman Oct 6, 2023  
1/2 unit play


Jets vs. Broncos


Garrett Wilson Over 58.5 receiving yards -124


The 23-year-old wide receiver has been a steady force in the Jets' offense, averaging 64.88 receiving yards this season. His ability to rack up yards has been nearly identical at home and on the road, with averages of 71.12 and 59.33 respective ...  read more
Jeff's 2023-24 NHL Eastern Conference Spotlight Team
Jeff Hochman Sep 28, 2023  
Jeff (JH-Sportsline) is an 8-time NHL handicapping champion with just four non-winning seasons (Regular & Postseason combined) in his 24+ year career fully documented at The Sports Monitor of OK. Get Every NHL service selection Jeff releases through the Stanley Cup Finals for just $599. Save $100 if you signup on or before October 10th. It's the biggest no-brainer in the history of ...  read more
Jeff's 2023-24 NHL Western Conference Spotlight Team
Jeff Hochman Sep 25, 2023  
Jeff (JH-Sportsline) is an 8-time NHL handicapping champion with just four non-winning seasons (Regular & Postseason combined) in his 24+ year career fully documented at The Sports Monitor of OK. Get Every NHL service selection Jeff releases through the Stanley Cup Finals for just $599. Save $100 if you signup on or before October 10th. It's the biggest no-brainer in the history of ...  read more
Jeff's Grade 1 Pacific Classic Preview
Jeff Hochman Aug 30, 2023  
On Saturday, September 2, the Grade 1 Pacific Classic will take place at Del Mar as part of the "Win and You're In" series for the Breeders' Cup Challenge. The winner of the race will secure a spot in the $6 million Longines' Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park on November 4, with all expenses paid. Last year's Pacific Classic had Flightline as the 3-10 favorite, which ...  read more
LA Angels at Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday Prop Play
Jeff Hochman Aug 29, 2023  
Looking ahead to the upcoming match between the Philadelphia Phillies and the LA Angels, one player is capturing everyone's attention - Bryce Harper. He's been in exceptional form lately, achieving some remarkable results that make it hard to resist the over on his Hits + Runs + RBI prop line of 1.5 (-135).


Harper is currently averaging an impressive 1.19 H+R+R f ...  read more
Jeff's Grade 1 Travers Stakes Preview
Jeff Hochman Aug 23, 2023  
The Travers Stakes, the "Midsummer Derby," highlights Saratoga's most significant summer day. The Sat., Aug. 26 card features five Grade 1 races. Seven competitive three-year-old runners, including the three Triple Crown race winners, will compete for the $1.25 million prize. Forte, the champion 2-year-old, adds more star power to the field. The race will start at 6:11 p.m. ...  read more
Blue Jays vs. Orioles Tuesday Night Player Prop
Jeff Hochman Aug 22, 2023  
The beauty of baseball is its unpredictability, yet certain matchups just seem to scream opportunity. Such is the case with Ryan Mountcastle when he faces Yusei Kikuchi of the Toronto Blue Jays.


Let's crunch some numbers here. In 12 career at-bats against Kikuchi, Mountcastle has been on a tear, racking up seven hits and four homers. That's a robust batting aver ...  read more
Experts’ Guide for Betting on College Football
Jeff Hochman Aug 15, 2023  
College football betting offers a thrilling and potentially lucrative opportunity for sports enthusiasts. With a wide range of betting options and strategies available, it's no wonder many people are drawn to this exciting form of gambling. One of the main reasons to bet on college football is the convenience of play. Whether you prefer placing bets online or visiting a brick-and-m ...  read more
Twins vs. Tigers Tuesday Night Player Prop
Jeff Hochman Aug 8, 2023  
E-Rod Set to Crush it Over 5.5 Ks Against Strikeout-Prone Twins!"


Baseball fans, we're in for a treat tonight as the Detroit Tigers' ace, Eduardo "E-Rod" Rodriguez, is taking the mound against the Minnesota Twins, and there's a strong case for backing the over on his strikeouts prop at 5.5.


Let's break it down, starting with E-Rod's rec ...  read more
LA Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres Saturday Night Player Prop
Jeff Hochman Aug 5, 2023  
"Freeman's Field Day: Why the Dodgers' First Baseman is Set to Sizzle Against San Diego"


The dog days of summer are here, and in the MLB, that means it's crunch time. This is when the greats elevate their game, and that's exactly what we're witnessing with LA Dodgers' first baseman, Freddie Freeman.


Let's not beat around the bush: Freem ...  read more
Oakland A's vs. LA Dodgers Thursday Night Prop Play
Jeff Hochman Aug 3, 2023  
Freddie Freeman, the All-Star slugger for the Los Angeles Dodgers, has been raking it in lately, and there's no reason to believe he's slowing down anytime soon. The man's been on fire, particularly in his last 20 games where he's averaging 3.35 batting - total bases. Let's dig into the numbers that are driving my confidence in betting the over on Freeman's upcoming performance aga ...  read more
Jeff's 2023-24 NFL NFC Spotlight Team
Jeff Hochman Aug 3, 2023  
New Orleans Saints (2022: 7-10 SU, 7-10 ATS)


Despite initial skepticism, the Saints made a smart move by signing Derek Carr in the offseason. Last season, Carr had a better QBR (55.5) than Andy Dalton (50.7) and Jameis Winston (32.8), proving his aptitude as a consistent player. The Saints have a good chance of achieving a winning record, thanks to Carr's ...  read more
Top 10 NFL Quarterbacks: A Comprehensive Ranking and Analysis
Jeff Hochman Aug 1, 2023  
When it comes to the NFL, quarterbacks play a crucial role in leading their teams to victory. The position of quarterback requires a unique set of skills, including strong arm strength, accuracy, decision-making abilities, and leadership qualities. This article will introduce you to Jeff’s top 10 NFL quarterbacks for the 2023 season who have consistently demonstrated their high eff ...  read more
Cleveland Browns Favored to Triumph in Hall of Fame Game Against Jets
Jeff Hochman Jul 31, 2023  
Both coaches have had success in August. Robert Saleh boasts a 5-0 SU record in his preseason career, while Kevin Stefanski has a 4-2 SU record in the preseason.


The Cleveland Browns have an advantage over the New York Jets in this preseason opener because the Jets have chosen to rest their starters. Preseason games are usually crucial for teams to assess their r ...  read more
Free Sports Game Preview and Prediction: New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns (NFL)
Jeff Hochman Jul 31, 2023  
Free Sports Game Preview and Prediction: New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns
Thursday, August 03, 2023 8:00 PM
Play: Money Line: -137 Cleveland Browns
1*Cleveland Browns -137 (ML)


Both coaches have had success in August. Robert Saleh boasts a 5-0 SU record in his preseason career, while Kevin Stefanski has a 4-2 SU record in the preseason.

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Jeff's Top NFL Fantasy Sleeper Picks for 2023
Jeff Hochman Jul 31, 2023  
Regarding NFL fantasy football, identifying sleeper picks can significantly impact your season. These players might not be on everyone's radar, but they possess the potential to score significant points every week. These NFL Fantasy sleepers are notable options for fantasy owners. First, let's focus on my favorite position in the NFL, the wide receiver. According to my model ...  read more
Jeff’s 2023-24 NFL AFC Spotlight Team
Jeff Hochman Jul 30, 2023  
Cleveland Browns (2022: 7-10 SU, 8-9 ATS)


Deshaun Watson will become the permanent quarterback for the Browns in 2023. This comes after missing more than half of the games in the previous season. Watson was a great player in Houston and is expected to show significant improvement after shaking off the rust from last season. The Browns have a fantastic offe ...  read more
Saturday MLB Player Prop: J.D. Martinez Set to Smash It Out of the Park
Jeff Hochman Jul 29, 2023  
Baseball connoisseurs, we've got a hot ticket for you. J.D. Martinez is poised to make his mark in the upcoming MLB game between the LA Dodgers and Cincinnati. It's not a lock, but the stats point in a pretty enticing direction.


We're talking about a player knocking it out of the park more frequently than most, averaging a home run every 13.12 at-bats this seaso ...  read more
Exploring “Advantage” Teasers on NFL Key Numbers
Jeff Hochman Jul 27, 2023  
What are NFL Teasers and How Do They Work?


If you enjoy American football and betting on sports, you may be familiar with the term "NFL teasers." Teasers are a popular type of bet in sports betting, especially in football. This article will explain what NFL teasers are, how they work, and the best strategy I use for successful long-term gains.

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Blue Jays vs. Dodgers Wednesday Over/Under Selection
Jeff Hochman Jul 26, 2023  
Sleepy Scoreboards? Early Day Game Might Clip Blue Jays-Dodgers Wings


Listen up, sports fanatics! Baseball never sleeps, and neither do we. The Toronto Blue Jays and the Los Angeles Dodgers are set to play yet another thrilling clash in their three-game series. But if you're expecting a repeat of the high-scoring drama that ensued on Tuesday night, you migh ...  read more
Braves vs. Red Sox MLB Tuesday Player Prop
Jeff Hochman Jul 25, 2023  
"Yoshida's Batting Prowess Ready to Smash in Atlanta-Boston Showdown"


Masataka Yoshida is no stranger to the spotlight, consistently delivering solid performances throughout the season. This guy's been a key player in the offensive lineup, with a season average of 1.18 hits + runs and RBI per game. He's even more impressive at home, boasting a 1.47 HRR. < ...  read more
Jeff’s 2023-24 Conference USA Spotlight Football Team
Jeff Hochman Jul 22, 2023  
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Over 8.5 (+115)

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Under 8.5 (-140)

Western Kentucky to Win C-USA (+135)



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First and foremost, credit must be given where it is due – the stellar coaching staff of the Hilltoppe ...  read more
Dodgers vs. Rangers MLB Friday Player Prop
Jeff Hochman Jul 21, 2023  
"Freddie Freeman The Machine Set to Smash at Global Life Stadium"


If you're in the know about Major League Baseball, you're well aware of the name Freddie Freeman. The Dodgers' beast of a batter has been tearing it up this season, and there's no sign of him slowing down anytime soon. His stats speak for themselves - a stellar .323 average, 34 doubles, 17 ...  read more
Jeff's Grade 1 Haskell Stakes Selection
Jeff Hochman Jul 21, 2023  
Grade 1 Haskell Stakes Selection (Race 12)


Saturday, July 22 @ 5:45 ET


#3 Salute The Stars (8/1) to Win, Place, and Show


I love horses with improving Equibase speed figures (60 to 104) in every race of their career, and this horse has won three straight since finishing second at first asking. His last race was right h ...  read more
Jeff’s 2023-24 MAC Football Spotlight Team
Jeff Hochman Jul 21, 2023  
Toledo Rockets Over 8.5 (-128)

Toledo Rockets Under 8.5 (-102)

Toledo Rockets to Win MAC (+175)



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The Toledo Rockets, current MAC champions, are expected to perform at a high level in the upcoming season. Their impressive lineup, whic ...  read more
Giants vs. Nationals MLB Friday Player Prop
Jeff Hochman Jul 21, 2023  
"A Field Day for the Fleet-footed Shortstop"



Baseball is a game of stats and strategy, where every aspect of a player's performance can make or break a game. Today, we're zeroing in on one of the most exhilarating but often overlooked aspects of the sport - stolen bases.


Washington Nationals shortstop CJ Abrams has been on a tear ...  read more
Jeff’s 2023-24 Sun Belt Conference Football Spotlight Team
Jeff Hochman Jul 20, 2023  
South Alabama Jaguars Over 7.5 (-130)

South Alabama Jaguars Under 7.5 (+105)

South Alabama Sun Belt Conference Champions (+330)



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The South Alabama football team has been steadily improving in recent seaso ...  read more
Jeff's 2023-24 AAC Football Spotlight Team
Jeff Hochman Jul 19, 2023  
Florida Atlantic Owls Over 7 (-135)

Florida Atlantic Owls Under 7 (+115)

Florida Atlantic Owls to Win AAC (+750)



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In a significant move for their program, the Owls have secured Tom Herman as their head ...  read more
Montgomery's Strikeout Surge: Why I'm Betting the Over on 4.5 Tonight
Jeff Hochman Jul 18, 2023  
When it comes to baseball, the strikeout is the pitcher's ultimate weapon. It's the perfect blend of power and precision, the swing and miss that leaves the batter walking back to the dugout with nothing to show for his effort. And if you're in the business of predicting who's going to be racking up those strikeouts tonight, look no further than Jordan Montgomery.


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Jeff’s 2023-24 NFL Season Win Total Predictions for all 32 Teams
Jeff Hochman Jul 17, 2023  
Last year, our record was 18-12-2. We should watch for injuries during training camps that could impact team performance. (Odds provided by Caesars Sportsbook)


* = Best Bets


Arizona Cardinals UNDER 4.5 -104 (Last Season: 4)


Atlanta Falcons OVER 8.5 -130 (Last Season: 7)


Balt ...  read more
Jeff’s 2023-24 Mountain West Conference Football Spotlight Team
Jeff Hochman Jul 17, 2023  
Air Force Falcons Over 8.5 (-120)

Air Force Under 8.5 (-105)

Air Force MWC Champions (+400)

Air Force to win CFB Championship (+50000)



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Troy Calhoun, an esteemed coach, is embarking on his 17th season with the Falcons. Th ...  read more
Jeff's Top 3 NFL Win Total Projections for 2023-24
Jeff Hochman Jul 16, 2023  
As the 2023 NFL season approaches, let's explore my three favorite team win totals in no particular order. Specifically, we will focus on the Houston Texans, Detroit Lions, and Las Vegas Raiders. Each team presents a unique situation, offering opportunities for both underperformance and overperformance. In this article, we will dive into the details to understand why these teams mi ...  read more


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