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        Now in year #23, Jeff Hochman of JH-Sportsline has become one of the most successful and well-respected handicappers in the entire Nation. Jeff is also a published sports writer, covering everything from Football to Fantasy Sports.

Jeff has his selections documented by the The Sports Monitor of OK. During that time, he has accumulated numerous seasonal titles in all the major sports including NHL Hockey. Jeff is your 2005-06 NBA Handicapping Champion at The Sports Monitor of OK and has over 25 Top 25 rankings in his career. Jeff is now an 8-time documented NHL Handicapping Champion after finishing No. 1 in win percentage and net profit in 2019-20. Jeff was ranked No. 2 in the NFL at The Sports Monitor of OK in 2014, No. 3 in 2017 and No. 3 in 2018, and No. 1 in 2019. Jeff was ranked #3 in MLB last season. Check out the rest of Jeff's documented records at The Sports Monitor of OK and the Sports Watch Monitor! 
 
Jeff isn't just a football expert though, as his Hockey, Baseball, Basketball, and are also highly respected. Nowhere else on the internet will you find free picks and top-rated picks from one of the finest documented sports handicappers in the nation.

Jeff is also the former Odds Manger for Picks Pal. This is not a hobby of mine! It's my business and I take it very seriously.

Making money in this business is all about money management and of course picking winners. I rate my selections 3 units, 4 units, 5 units, and top-rated 10 unit plays in the NFL, College Football, NHL, NBA/College Hoops, and MLB. All 5 unit plays are considered Best Bets. My Games of the Month and Year will always be graded as Top-rated 10 unit Gems. Example-- If you play $100 per unit and the line is -120, on a 3 unit play you would risk $360 to win $300.
 
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JH-Sportsline - All Sports 2021
SportWinsLosses  WCR    ROIWin%
    NFL16   9     67.0   4020.00   64 %    
    NCAAF13   3     103.0   3810.00   81 %    
    NBA12   13     0.0   -1018.00   48 %    
    NCAAB8   9     0.0   -480.00   47 %    
    MLB22   13     25.6   3228.00   63 %    
    NHL23   20     13.5   2610.00   53 %    
    WNBA0   0     0.0   0.00   0 %    
    MMA0   0     0.0   0.00   0 %    
    BOXING0   0     0.0   0.00   0 %    
    NASCAR0   0     0.0   0.00   0 %    
    SOCCER0   0     0.0   0.00   0 %    
        TOTALS94   67     20.4   12170.00   58 %    

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        Now in year #23, Jeff Hochman of JH-Sportsline has become one of the most successful and well-respected handicappers in the entire Nation. Jeff is also a published sports writer, covering everything from Football to Fantasy Sports.

Jeff has his selections documented by the The Sports Monitor of OK. During that time, he has accumulated numerous seasonal titles in all the major sports including NHL Hockey. Jeff is your 2005-06 NBA Handicapping Champion at The Sports Monitor of OK and has over 25 Top 25 rankings in his career. Jeff is now an 8-time documented NHL Handicapping Champion after finishing No. 1 in win percentage and net profit in 2019-20. Jeff was ranked No. 2 in the NFL at The Sports Monitor of OK in 2014, No. 3 in 2017 and No. 3 in 2018, and No. 1 in 2019. Jeff was ranked #3 in MLB last season. Check out the rest of Jeff's documented records at The Sports Monitor of OK and the Sports Watch Monitor! 
 
Jeff isn't just a football expert though, as his Hockey, Baseball, Basketball, and are also highly respected. Nowhere else on the internet will you find free picks and top-rated picks from one of the finest documented sports handicappers in the nation.

Jeff is also the former Odds Manger for Picks Pal. This is not a hobby of mine! It's my business and I take it very seriously.

Making money in this business is all about money management and of course picking winners. I rate my selections 3 units, 4 units, 5 units, and top-rated 10 unit plays in the NFL, College Football, NHL, NBA/College Hoops, and MLB. All 5 unit plays are considered Best Bets. My Games of the Month and Year will always be graded as Top-rated 10 unit Gems. Example-- If you play $100 per unit and the line is -120, on a 3 unit play you would risk $360 to win $300.
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JH-Sportsline - All Sports 2021
SportWinsLosses  WCR    ROIWin%
    NFL16   9     67.0   4020.00   64 %    
    NCAAF13   3     103.0   3810.00   81 %    
    NBA12   13     0.0   -1018.00   48 %    
    NCAAB8   9     0.0   -480.00   47 %    
    MLB22   13     25.6   3228.00   63 %    
    NHL23   20     13.5   2610.00   53 %    
    WNBA0   0     0.0   0.00   0 %    
    NASCAR0   0     0.0   0.00   0 %    
        TOTALS94   67     20.4   12170.00   58 %    

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Jeff's 2021 Grade 1 Pacific Classic Preview

Author: Jeff Hochman
Published: 2021-08-18

2021 TVG Pacific Classic (G1) Preview

 

 

Venue: Del Mar Race Track, Del Mar, CA (Race 10)

 

 

Date: Saturday, August 21st, 2021

 

 

Time: 6:30 PT, 9:30 ET

 

 

 

 

 

#1 Tripoli (5-1), trained by John Sadler and ridden by Tiago Pereira

 

 

Was a close (1/2 length) second in the San Diego Handicap behind today's ML favorite Express Train. Tripoli has never won a graded stakes, something most of these rivals have accomplished. The 4-Year old Colt by Kitten's Joy has finished in the money in nine of 13 career starts (3-3-3), but has earned only $211,960. He's fast, but unproven at this 1 1/4 mile distance. He's local and his works have been "off the charts" at Del Mar leading up to this race. The inside post has no factor in this type of race. Toss.

 

 

 

 

#2 Tizamagician (5-1), trained by Richard Mandella and ridden by Flavien Prat

 

 

Tizamagician is probably in the best form of all the local horses having three wins and two seconds from six starts 2021. All five were graded races including the G3 Cougar ll stakes at Del Mar on July 18th. That race was at the marathon distance of 1 1/2 miles. As was the Toyko City Cup where Tizamagician won in dominating fashion. Overall, Tiz has finished first or second in 12 of 18 (5-7-0) career starts with earnings of $427,851. He can run all day and his last four workouts at Del Mar were done with ease. His August 14th 5f work of 1:00.00 was ranked 8/82 horses. This horses has never been training better according to Hall of Fame trainer, Richard Mandella. Tiz's speed figures fit with this group and should be on or near the lead with a clean start. Horse for course. Contender.  

 

 

 

 

#3 Dr. Post (4-1), trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by Joel Rosario

 

 

Dr. Post was the surprise runner-up in 2020 Belmont Stakes and has two wins in his 4-year old season. He also had a lackluster effort in the Met Mile. He's shipping in from the East Coast which is a concern. He'll likely get some support at the window. Dr. Post has finished in the money in six of nine (4-1-1) career starts with earnings of $700,635. No local workouts and the 4-year Colt by Quality Road has not won back-to-back races since his first two starts of his career. Todd Pletcher wins 22% in stakes races. Contender.

 

 

 

 

 

#4 Royal Ship (7/2) trained by Richard Mandella and ridden by Mike Smith

 

 

The other runner for Hall of Fame trainer Mandella. Royal Ship finished third in the San Diego Handicap behind Tripoli and winner Express Train. Royal Ship is the only horse to beat Country Grammar this year. He did so in the Grade ll California Stakes at Santa Anita in April. Country Grammar is OUT with an ankle injury, but was considered to be a top older horse in the nation. Royal Ship has finished in the money in 11 of 14 (6-2-3) career starts with earrings of $293,305. The works are fast in the morning, but there's concern Royal Ship doesn't like the Del Mar surface. He's never run 1 1/4 miles at Del Mar and he's never finished better than third were the turf meets the surf. Contender.

 

 

 

 

 

#5 Express Train (3/1), trained by John Shirreffs and ridden by Juan Hernandez 

 

 

The logical favorite and for good reason. Has three wins at Del Mar, including last month's Grade 2 San Diego Handicap where he defeated four of these rivals. (Tripoli, Royal Ship, Magic On Tap, Sheriff Brown). Express Train has finished in the money in 10 of 12 (4-4-2) carer starts with earnings of $659,300. The 4-year Colt by Union Rags has never won back-to-back races. A really talented horse. With a clean start, he seems dangerous. Contender.

 

 

 

 

 

#6 Magic On Tap (20/1), trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Abel Cedillo

 

 

Wow! A Bob Baffert horse with a morning line of 20/1 in a graded stakes race. What's up? He won the Triple Bend Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita back in May, producing a low equibase speed figure of 89 for a graded stakes race. Followed that by finishing 5th in the San Diego Handicap (G2) with a better speed figure of 96. The 5-year old son by Tapit has finished first or second in 5 of 7 (3-2-0) career starts with earnings of $233,800. He's lightly raced as a 5-year old and the pedigree suggests he will love the 1 1/4 mile distanceBaffertt works his horses very fast and I think this horse is spent. Tough to back although I do love the jockey/trainer combo. Toss.

 

 

 

 

#7 Independence Hall (5/1) trained by M. McCarthy and ridden by F. Geroux

 

 

The third and final horse with a ML of 5/1. Has not won this year going 0-0-2. Has finished in the money in 7 of 10 (4-1-2) career starts with earnings of $654,400. Been nearly two years since the 4-year Colt by Constitution has won a graded race. None of the horses he's beaten has come back to win any significant race. I'm taking a hard stand against this horse. His speed figures just don't measure up to some of these individuals. Toss.

 

 

 

 

#8 Sheriff Brown (30/1) trained by T. Fincher and ridden by E. Maldonado 

 

 

Has hit the board in 14 of 21 (6-5-3) career starts with earnings of $232,811. The 5-year old son of Curlin won three straight Allowance Optional Claiming races before finishing 5th and 7th respectively in graded action. Very low speed figures. This horse has no business being in this race. Crazy things can happen. Like when Dare and Go defeated Cigar at 39/1 to win the Pacific Classic back in 1996. No way! Toss.

 

 

 

 

#9 Cupid's Claws (15/1) trained by C. Dollase and ridden by U. Rispoli

 

 

Was a well-beaten second to Tizamagician in the Grade 3 Cougar ll Stakes on July 18th at Del Mar. The veteran of six years has finished in the money in 11 of 22 (4-4-3) career starts with earnings of $216,940. He defeated Tizamagician in the Tokyo City Cup (G3) last September. Cupid's Claws posted a very slow 100 equibase speed figure and hasn't won since. Ironically, Tiz got his payback by winning the Tokyo City Cup this past April. Cupid's Claws can handle the distance for sure and has been training great. Toss.

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff's Pick:

Play: #2 Tizamagician to Win, Place, and Show.

 

 

Place: # 5 Express Train

 

 

Show: #3 Dr. Post

 

Good Luck,

Jeff Hochman of JH-Sportsline



Jeff's 2021 NBA Finals Preview

Author: Jeff Hochman
Published: 2021-07-05

Jeff's 2021 NBA Finals Preview 

 

By Jeff Hochman of JH-Sportsline

 

 

 

Why the Milwaukee Bucks will Win

 

The Bucks seem to have better spacing and ball movement when the "Greek Freak" is not on the floor. I would never say the Bucks are a better basketball team without Giannis. But, seeing is believing. After some huge performances early, the Bucks adjusted their pick-and-roll defense nicely against Trae Young, who was clearly not 100% in the ladder part of the Eastern Conf. finals. In 17 playoff games, the Bucks had a +6.1 point differential. They averaged 109.8 points per game (10th) while allowing 103.7 which ranks No. 2 against a much easier schedule than Phoenix. With or without Giannis, this is a deep and talented roster. A Bucks series win in six or seven games would not be shocking. The Bucks are 58-31 SU and 42-47 ATS this season in a weak conference.

 

 

 

Why the Phoenix Suns will Win 

 

The Suns have no weakness right now and having home-court advantage will help as well. This team is fast, long, hungry, and their team chemistry is off the charts. The Suns played in the very tougher Western Conference which is not breaking news. Phoenix is 63-25 SU and 53-33-2 ATS to date. That ATS number is ridiculously good and the Suns have exceeded expectations all season long. Are the odds-makers disrespecting the Suns? Time will tell. The Suns are ranked No. 2 in point differential (+7.0) this postseason in 16 games. They averaged 108.9 points per game (11th) while allowing 101.9 points per game which ranks No. 1 in the postseason. 

 

 

Head to Head

 

The Suns won both games by 1 point as four-point home dogs and three-point road underdogs respectively. Giannis had 80 points in the two games combined. If he's out/hobbled for this series, the Bucks are in serious trouble.  

 

Series Price: Phoenix Suns -190, Milwaukee Bucks +170

 

 

The Pick: Phoenix Suns -190

 

The Suns have the No. 1 defense, No. 1 ATS record in quite some time, Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton, Bridges, Crowder. Add in ascending talent Cameron Johnson and Cameron Payne.  Saric and Craig can hold their own too. This is a deep, talented, long team that comes in waves. Wings that can  shoot and defend. They can switch every pick-and-roll. To me, it seems like this team is on a mission. For Chris Paul or whatever, they are highly motivated, healthier, and the more talented team. Not sure how many games, but I'm taking the Suns to win the NBA Finals at -190. If Giannis is close to 100%, the series will be much closer but still lean to the Suns.

 

 

 

Good Luck,

Jeff Hochman



Betting the NFL Preseason in 2021

Author: Jeff Hochman
Published: 2021-07-01

Betting the NFL Preseason in 2021

 

 

by Jeff Hochman of JH-Sportsline 

 

 

The Hall of Fame Game is the first NFL preseason game of the year, which closes the annual Hall of Fame enshrinement festivities. On August 5th, 2021, the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers will kick-off the preseason at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. The game marks the seventh appearance by each squad in the annual preseason classic which is tied for the most by any team. Both clubs own 3-3 straight-up record. The game starts at 8:00 PM E and can be viewed on Fox. 

 

You will hear people say "Don't bet on NFL Preseason Football". Big Mistake! It's actually easier than capping the regular season. In most cases you can read ahead of time the exact game plan for each team. I feel the NFL preseason is a great opportunity to start and build a nice bankroll for the upcoming regular season. Many handicappers have the opinion that the preseason games should be left alone and not bet on. I feel just the opposite. If you do your homework--the preseason offers sharps and squares a tremendous opportunity to make a lot of money. Here are my personal keys, stats, systems, angles, reasons, and teams to consider when betting NFL Preseason football in 2021. 

 

 

 

 

1) Depth 

 

 

This one is obvious. Jo public gets so worked up about the starters and skill position players on certain teams during the regular season. But they're the same in the preseason. Teams that can go two-and three-deep (sometimes four-deep) at the skill positions have a decided advantage over a club that has a few stars that will be sitting after the first or second series. A perfect example of a team like that this season, is none other than the Buffalo Bills. Josh Allen, Mitchell Trubisky, and Jake Fromm are a solid top three. They signed Davis Webb who has a big arm. Even if Josh Allen plays very little, the next three should give teams fits in August. Don't forget, the Bills have been running Sean McDermott's system for 4 years. The Bills went 4-0 ATS when we last saw the NFL preseason (2019). On the flip side, the Detroit Lions will break in a brand new head coach (see below), new offensive coordinator, and new defensive coordinator. Jared Goff, Tim Boyle, and David Blough will be learning a brand new offense. The Lions' defense will be learning a new scheme as well. I think this team is heading for a rough preseason! 

 

 

Quarterbacks and continuity are key. NFL preseason wagers, just like those during the regular Season, often come down to the last eight minutes of a game. So find teams that have solid depth at QB and/or has some experience or success in the league. They'll have a tremendous advantage in the closing moments of a game against a third and/or fourth-string defense. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) Experience 

 

 

I don't necessarily mean which team has the most grizzled veterans on it. In fact, experience can be a detriment. Most older players hate preseason games. And teams that have established players in certain positions or roles will often see those guys "mail it in" during the preseason because they know the games are "meaningless" and already have their "jobs" locked up. 

 

 

However, experience is a key factor when it comes to handicapping coaches/systems. Organizations that haven't experienced much turnaround have a significant advantage over those that are easing in a new brain trust. For example, the Seattle Seahawks have been running Pete Carroll's system since 2010. The Seahawks are going to be much sharper than a team that is going through drastic changes. Take the Philadelphia Eagles for example. They are breaking in a brand new head coach (Nick Sirianni), new offensive coordinator (Shane Steichen), and new defensive coordinator (Johnathan Gannon). Keying on clubs that have familiarity & continuity, and finding teams that are much less comfortable with their new system is a big key when wagering on preseason games. I can't stress this enough!  

 

 

 

 

 

3) First-Year Head Coaches with new team (Full Season)

 

 

We have seven for the 2021-22 season in alphabetical order by team. First year head coaches can be tricky, but generally perform very well in their first August home game.They went 6-1 ATS in their first home game five years ago, 5-2 ATS four years ago, 4-1 ATS three seasons ago and 6-2 ATS in 2019. That adds up to a a bankrolling 21-6 ATS mark the last four preseasons combined! A lot of expectations are put on these guys coming in. They all want to show the Owner, General Manager, players, and fans that he is the right man for the job. Setting the tone early means playing to win in the preseason. With just three games this preseason, it's even more important to win early.

 

 

 Arthur Smith  (Atlanta Falcons)

 

 

Dan Campbell (Detroit Lions)

 

 

David Culley  (Houston Texans)

 

 

Urban Meyer  (Jacksonville Jaguars)

 

 

Brandon Staley (LA Chargers)

 

 

Nick Sirianni (Philadelphia Eagles)

 

 

Robert Saleh (NY Jets)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Competition/Philosophy

 

 

 If you know how head coaches were raised and what their philosophies are than you will have a big advantage this August. I will give you one HC that treats the preseason as the regular season. That would be John Harabaugh of the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens are 17-0 ATS over the past four preseasons. Who needs Bitcoin? His 37-12 ATS overall record in the preseason would have made you a small fortune. On the flip side, Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams clearly hates the preseason. He uses August to scout his younger guys while keeping his starters and key backups healthy. The Rams went 1-3 ATS last year. Sean McVay is 5-8 ATS in his career and it could be much worse. The odds-makers are going to inflate the Rams' opponent lines this August. Be careful! Keep an eye on the Seattle Seahawks this August. Pete Carroll has always played to win in the preseason, evident by a 36-18 (66.6%) ATS record. Seattle went 3-1 ATS in the 2019 preseason after going 0-4 ATS in 2018. That was the first time Pete Carroll and the Seahawks never cashed at least one preseason game. I would expect Seattle to make bettors money once again this August.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 5) Motivation

 

 

If you watched the NFL for any number of years you should know that not every Head Coach cares about winning in the NFL Preseason. Different HC's have different agendas when playing in August and they all pretty much stick to their beliefs. I gave you four very good examples above that should hold true once again this upcoming preseason. Each coach handles the preseason differently. Some put a premium on the second game. For some it's the third or even the fourth back in the day. Some coaches just mess around and tinker with their lineups during the preseason and use it to evaluate their younger guys. But here's the key - and this is a big difference between the regular season and preseason football - most coaches are forthright about what the game plan will be. All you have to do is a little research from the local beat writers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6) Scheduling 

 

 

 

The NFL preseason schedule generally isn't too taxing on the teams and players. But there are quirks. The two teams that play the Hall of Fame Game are a good bet to fade in their next game. If some key players are a bit banged up then you can expect those guys to be watching in street clothes. Keep a close eye on how players from the Cowboys and Steelers come out of the Hall of Fame game. Also, NFL teams who play on the West Coast (with little to no humidity), and than travel to play a high humidity East Coast game. It would be wise to fade those West Coast teams, especially if installed as a favorite. This has worked extremely well over the past few years with the new OTA rules in place.

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff's NFL Preseason system to consider in 2021

 

 

If you are looking for a very profitable system/angle in the NFL preseason here is one to consider this year. Teams that get crushed by 28+ points in their first preseason game are a great bet in their very next game (week two). Mostly because the public overreacts and the lines get super inflated. NFL teams in this role are cashing 62% over the past decade. Choose wisely!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff's #1 NFL Preseason Team to "Play On" in 2021

 

 

 

Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings went 7-9 SU in 2020. Mike Zimmer is 18-8 ATS (69%) in the preseason and has always played to win August games, especially following a losing regular season. Kirk Cousins, Kellen Mond, Jake Browning, and Nate Stanley seem capable to execute a veteran system. I especially like the Vikings -3 at home against the Colts in week two (August 21st). The Colts play 

Jeff went 16-6-1 ATS (including postseason) last year documented at The Sports Monitor of OK. Look for more articles in the coming weeks. Jeff was ranked No. 3 in the NFL two seasons ago, No. 3 in the 2017-18 NFL regular season, and No. 1 (tied) in the postseason at The Sports Monitor of OK, cashing just under 70%. Jeff has shown a profit in 8 straight football seasons, fully documented. Jeff is a 7x NFL Top 10 Handicapper. Early Bird Football season packages are now available.

 

 

Good Luck this Football Season!

 

 

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