Here, we assess the betting results of The Oracle, the premiere handicapper at BeerLife Sports. We believe in sharing the details of his bets, the hits, and misses.
These recaps span Tuesday through Monday each week. Some weeks are great, some are decent, others are break-even or below par.
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This is the breakdown and review of The Oracle’s betting results for the week of Jan. 18-24.
Overall Grade for the Week:
The Oracle finished the week 11-10 with 21 bets across the NFL, NBA, NHL and men’s college basketball. He earned an “A-” grade for the week by not only finishing above .500 but also for hitting his two biggest-unit plays. The Oracle went 4-1 on NFL wagers, robbed of perfection late Sunday night. NBA fared 2-1. The “minus” on his “A” grade came from going 2-5 on college hoops, with a couple bad beats thrown into that slate, and finishing 3-3 on NHL after starting 0-3.
The Oracle wagered three units on the San Francisco 49ers to cover as 5.5-point underdogs at snowy Lambeau Field. The Niners scrapped a 13-10 victory with a field goal as time expired. The Oracle also bet three units on the Pelicans +4 at Madison Square Garden and won outright.
His second-largest units wagered was 2.5 on men’s college hoops, coming on Jan. 18 to kickoff the week. The bet: Northwestern +2.5 hosting conference-rival and eighth-ranked Wisconsin. The result: Wisconsin 82, Northwestern 76.
Painful to add this section to the roundup for obvious reason, but it warrants its place in the results.
The Oracle endured three bad beats, with two early on back-to-back nights and one late in the week. Georgia men’s basketball lost 83-60 at No. 2 Auburn on Jan. 19 as 22-point underdogs. The worst part: Georgia missed the first of two free throws down 83-59 with 14 seconds left, sealing the bad beat as Auburn drained the clock after the second free throw, which was a make to add salt to the wound.
Colorado men’s basketball lost by three as a 2.5-point underdog hosting USC on Jan. 20, sunk by late free throws from the Trojans.
And now, the big kick between the wickets.
The Oracle looked to cap his then-perfect NFL slate with the Buffalo Bills +1.5 at Arrowhead for two units on Jan. 23.
The Bills took a 36-33 lead with 13 seconds left in regulation. The Chiefs then drove from their own 25-yard line to the Bills’ 31 in two plays that setup Harrison Butker’s game-tying 49-yard field goal. The Chiefs won the overtime coin toss then advanced to their fourth-straight AFC Championship game when Patrick Mahomes hit Travis Kelce in the end zone.
The Oracle nailed both of his Saturday wagers, taking the underdog Bengals +4 and 49ers +5.5. Both teams won outright on field goals as time expired. Sunday brought much the same good fortune, until the bitter end. Prior, The Oracle switched from full-game bets to first-half wagers. He cashed on the Rams +1.5 after they led 20-3 at the break. Bills +0.5 was a sweat bet. Trailing 14-7, the Bills tied it with 37 seconds left before halftime.
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Following a 3-for-3 mark on road favorites the week prior, The Oracle stumbled out of the gate with losses on fairly large favorites. The Panthers and Maple Leafs, both -145 on the moneyline, lost. The Oracle then went big on the Coyotes +255 but didn’t cash.
The second half of the week brought three victories: Kings -135, Golden Knights at a good underdog moneyline of +125 and Stars -170.
More NHL picks are coming, generated by The Oracle’s algorithm, as the pro-hockey season progresses.
The Oracle began with two cashed tickets on the Nets +1, winning 119-118, and one of his big hits of the week with the Pelicans +4. On playoff-football Sunday, he tossed in a moneyline wager on the Lakers +120 at Miami. The Lake Show lost 113-107.
Like the NHL, more NBA and college basketball bets from The Oracle system are on the horizon as pro hockey and basketball dominate the sports betting landscape by mid-February, with March Madness and the MLB on deck shortly thereafter.
Northwestern +2.5, Georgia +22 and Colorado +2.5 set the week on a horrid start with two out of those three as bad beats. Then came Southern Miss and Mississippi State on Jan. 22. The former covered as a 15.5-point underdog and the latter cashed as an 11-point favorite.
Unfortunately for The Oracle, Arkansas failed to cover as a nine-point favorite, as did Northeastern -2.5 to cap a 2-5 week on the student-athlete hardwood.
As you may know, The Oracle is offering picks in the 50% to 60% confidence range, below his official algorithm strategy threshold of confidence, and a single unit bet. But for those who wish to take their chances on these unofficial suggestions, The Oracle recommends 0.5 unit bets for each of them. Since starting this system five weeks ago, the Unofficial Bets are up three units overall.
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Mario Sanelli writes about sports betting for BeerLife Sports. He previously was the editorial assistant and a general-assignment reporter at The Denver Post for five years after serving as chief editor of The Metropolitan at MSU Denver. Mario was a NFL and college football insider with Mile High Sports for six years.