Weekend Full of Meaningful Matchups

Elldee Logo Original     The seasons are winding down on the gridiron and heating up on the courts.  This weekend is ready to provide some excitement on the turf and the hardwood, though, as we have Top-10 matchups in NCAA Football, heavyweights swinging in the NFL, early-season tourneys in NCAA Basketball, and teams jockeying for position in the NBA!

Starting things off on Friday night are College Basketball tournament action and big-time NBA matchups.  These are highlighted by the #1 Duke Blue Devils vs. the Georgetown Hoyas in the 2K Empire Classic in the world-famous Madison Square Garden.  Duke is favored by 13 and should easily cover that number in this early season test.  On the pro side of the sport, the Los Angeles Lakers are heading to Oklahoma City to put their 12-2 record on the line against the Thunder.  LA has the better record but OKC has home court advantage and 4.5-points on their side.  Look for OKC to stay within the spread and possibly even steal this one outright.

Saturday is the day where College Football is King!  The season is almost over and every game is important.  Any false moves now and there is no time for recovery in the playoff discussion.  There are no more impactful games this weekend in any sport than when the Penn State Nittany Lions travel to the Horseshoe to face THE Ohio State.  Although, not a de-facto playoff game, it may as well be as the loser will not make the 4-team tournament.  In a matchup of Top-10 teams, one would expect a tight game but that’s not the way Vegas sees it.  OSU is an 18-pt favorite in this one.  James Franklin is too good of a coach with too good of a team to get beaten that soundly.  Penn State and the points is what the Elldee Sports Formula is calling for.

Finally, the NFL is providing a game or two worth watching on Sunday to finish out the weekend.  There are only a few games with national appeal this weekend for the professional football league but boy are they whoppers!  In the early games, the cream of the crop has to be the Seattle Seahawks heading East to face the Philadelphia Eagles.  The numbers in the formula say the ‘Hawks by 8 but my mind says be wary of a team traveling from the West Coast for an early game.  In the afternoon slate, the Dallas Cowboys head to Foxboro to face the New England Patriots in what should be the game of the week.  The showcase should be the offense of Dallas vs the defense of NE in this mega-matchup.  The cold weather and travel is probably too much to overcome for the Cowboys with a prediction of a close 1-pt loss.

There are plenty of great options to choose from this weekend.  Sit down, grab a bag of popcorn and stay entertained!  Until next time, good luck!

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Prediction Recaps

NFL LogoNBA LogoNCAA LogoNCAA Logo 2Here at Elldee Sports, we are back up and running.  This includes all four sports that we predict, Professional Football and Basketball plus College Football and now College Basketball Top 25 games.

The NCAA Men’s Basketball world simply has too many teams and games to predict every single matchup.  I do not have enough time currently to run each individual game although we can run any matchup upon request.  This will be the first week that College Basketball will be posted and the rest of the season will be covered from this point on.

NBA matchups have been started to mixed results.  The formula had to have a minor tweak so that every game was not predicting the under.  After the first week, the NBA picks are not doing so hot.  Vs the Money Line, the picks are hitting 46.7% of the time.  Vs the Spread, the formula has been right only 45.5% of the time.  Vs the Total, we are finally in the positive, hitting on 52.8% of the games.  On a bright note, overall Spread and Total numbers have hit just on the plus side at 51.1% of the time.  Mind you, this has been a very small sample size and we fully expect these numbers to climb rapidly.

NCAA Football has been all over the place so far this season.  As the sample size grows, the formula becomes more accurate but due to a recent move, we have not been able to run numbers for the past 3 weeks.  Based off of the numbers that have been run so far, Elldee Sports has predicted a 77.3% Money Line win percentage.  Vs the Spread we have hit on 52% even.  Totals have gone 48% for the formula.  This has equaled a total of 49.8% overall with a strong chance to make a push here at the end of the season to end profitable in the college ranks.

Finally, the NFL has been our bread and butter.  Professional sports are much easier due to the fact that all teams are similar in talent and a small percentage of players move from team to team each year.  Keeping that in mind, the Money Line win percentage has been 65.2%.  The Money Line numbers are not eye-popping but the Spread covers have been a whopping 59.1% which has been absolutely stellar!  The Over/Under wins are rocking a 52.4%.  Additionally, the Overall win numbers have amounted to a solid 55.4%, good enough to be respectable.

Continue to follow Elldee Sports as all of the major sports are now in full swing.  Until next time, good luck!

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