It’s amazing how much has changed in the sports world and the Tuley’s Takes home office since the last time we all met here in Point Spread Weekly. The NBA and NHL playoffs have moved to the conference finals and conference semifinals, respectively; the NFL released its schedule and the Circa Sports Million and Circa Survivor contests are open; the MLB and USFL seasons are plugging along with Overs taking over where Unders used to be dominating; the PGA Championship is this weekend; and the Kentucky Derby long-shot winner Rich Strike is skipping this week’s Preakness.
Let’s clean out my reporter’s notebook and give my takes across the sports betting landscape.
Tuley’s Takes on the NFL
It’s amazing how the NFL is able to continually dominate the news during its “offseason,” and that was especially true last Thursday with its schedule release, which included leaks throughout the day and sportsbooks jumping right in with their opening lines. For those who missed my “Tuley’s Takes Today” column last Friday, in which I basically reminisced about the good ol’ days when I was about the only sports betting writer out there handicapping the Week 1 lines and making picks months in advance. Now, it seems like everyone’s doing it, but most miss the point. Yes, you want to pick winners when all is said and done, but the only reason anyone should be betting these games four months in advance is if you’re locking in a line now that is better than what you can get in early September.