Allen Moody

Allen Moody has been handicapping sports for more than 35 years and has been writing about sports betting for more than 12 years. He has been a regular contributor to Bang the Book for the past three years, sharing his insights with readers across all different sports. Twitter: allengmoody.

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Canadian Football League Betting Tips Week 3

The third week of the Canadian Football League kicks-off tonight with two games and two more games on Friday, as once again the CFL is shying away from weekend games. One reason could be the league’s television agreement with ESPN and the network’s likely preference for weeknight games. Terms of the deal weren’t released, although the CFL receives $40 million annually from Canada-based TSN,

2 years ago

WNBA Betting Tips and Free Picks July 5-7

Things were a bit closer to what is expected in the WNBA last week, as Minnesota got back on track with a 91-68 thumping of San Antonio and Los Angeles snapped a three-game losing streak against the pointspread with a 77-67 victory over New York.Looking at our results so far, totals have been much better than sides, which is pretty much to be expected, as statistical projection

2 years ago

WNBA Betting Tips and Free Picks July 1-3

The two best teams in the league have looked anything but that after their home-and-home series last week, as neither team has covered the pointspread since then. Los Angeles has won all three games by single digits as a double-digit favorite, while the Lynx have yet to win a game outright, dropping their two games as good-sized favorites, including last time as 13-point favorites over New York.{A

2 years ago

Canadian Football League Betting Tips Week 2

The second week of the Canadian Football League is a bit different than we’re used to seeing in the U.S., as there are two Thursday games and two Friday games, with no weekend action taking place. The opening week was noticeable in that all four favorites not only failed to cover, but failed to to win the game outright. So the trick for the second week is seeing if the oddsmakers and the public

2 years ago

WNBA Betting Tips and Free Picks June 28-30

Letdowns were alive and well last week in the WNBA, which thankfully we predicted and were able to keep off a couple of plays that the numbers would have pointed towards losing teams. It looks as though emotional factors definitely appear in the WNBA, which is something to keep in mind when looking at the schedule. With New York falling to Phoenix on Sunday, home favorites off a 1- or 2-point win

2 years ago

WNBA Betting Tips and Free Picks June 24-26

Friday night features the rematch between Los Angeles and Minnesota and the first game definitely lived up to expectations, as the Lynx traveled to L.A. and came away with a 72-69 victory. The oddsmakers definitely compensated for the low-scoring contest, as the total in that game was 162 and they opened tonight’s game at 157.5 and it is now down to 154.5 at Bookmaker. Minnesota is favored by 4.

2 years ago

Canadian Football League Betting Tips Week 1

The Canadian Football League kicks-off its regular season tonight with a clash between the Toronto Argonauts and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The CFL offers several advantages for sports bettors to keep themselves occupied in the summer months, primarily it’s not baseball for those who are loathe to wager on the National Pastime and the fact that you’ve at least heard of some of the players, which

2 years ago

WNBA Betting Tips and Free Picks June 20-23

We came back down to earth a bit last week, dropping our two recommendations, as San Antonio and Los Angeles both came up a few points short against the spread. What was interesting last week was seeing how teams did in back-to-back games when the first game was relatively close, as Atlanta, which won in overtime on Friday got throttled by 30 points the following night and Phoenix, which lost by s

2 years ago

WNBA Betting Tips and Free Picks June 17-19

A decent start to the week in the WNBA, as our three considered games all covered on Tuesday, even though we needed overtime to get the last couple of points in the Connecticut game. The WNBA does appear to play somewhat true to form, which is about all you can ask for as a handicapper.Every team except San Antonio has played 10 games, so the power ratings are unlikely to make

2 years ago

Arena Football League Week 13 Power Ratings & Free Picks

It was back to the drawing board after a lackluster showing in my first week of tackling the Arena Football League, as my recommended play lost after seeing five touchdowns scored in the final 1:08 of the first half. You’re not going to win many unders when that happens. Since the game went over by two touchdowns, it’s one of those where we may have deserved better, but a loss is still a loss.

2 years ago

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