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CLEVELAND – Short and sweet worked well for our NFL Sunday in Week 4 so that’s the strategy we’ll use for Week 5 of the NFL season. Our “Picks With Nick” selections against the spread (ATS) are below, but instead of going into in-depth detail, we’ll simply give our winners. Hey, 6-1 ATS in the NFL last week seemed to work well and 4-0-1 ATS in college football on Saturday, so why change our strategy now? A reminder that all of our picks for NFL and college football are for entertainment purposes only. We’re simply hoping to beat Las Vegas oddsmakers at their own game for a third-straight season.
A quick glance at our numbers on the season against the Vegas spread:
CFB: 12-13-0 (48%)
NFL: 12-5-1 (71%)
Total: 24-18-1 (57%)
Our picks are made against Las Vegas oddsmakers merely helping create football interactions on Facebook and Twitter, as well as online and on-air content for Newsradio WTAM 1100 and WTAM.com.
Similar to the last two seasons, our goal is to win 53% of our picks against the spread. Las Vegas sports books, give us 11/10 odds or -110, so in order to break even in picking games against the spread (ATS) we must win 52.4% of the games we select. Winning 58% of picks ATS would place you among the most elite sports handicappers in the world. We’ll shoot for somewhere between 53% - 58% again this season.
We are again keeping our college and NFL selections separate, but we will update the results from both weekly with full transparency, seeing how we stack up against Las Vegas oddsmakers. We are coming off back-to-back winning seasons in which we hit 54% ATS in college football and the NFL combined in 2016 and 56% in both combined last season in 2017. So far, in college and the NFL combined, we are hitting 57% ATS.
Throughout the season it is important to understand that we will continually update our records in both college football and the NFL, totaling them also, and additionally, that Newsradio WTAM 1100 and I do not condone illegal sports wagering. Any information shared on this page is strictly for entertainment purposes, as well as on-air and online content. Visitors reading “Picks With Nick” weekly selections need to understand that this is not a gambling website. WTAM 1100 and Nick Camino do not condone illegal sports wagering.
With Week 6 of the college football season kicking off on Thursday night, let’s just dive into our full slate of selections against the spread.
Below is our full slate of NFL picks featuring five selections ATS for Week 5:
- Nick Camino
Record in college football ATS to date: 12-13-0 (48%)
Record in NFL ATS to date: 12-5-1 (71%)
Total record ATS to date: 24-18-1 (57%)
Note from Nick: All betting lines used will come from The Wynn Race & Sports Book in Las Vegas. The lines can change at any time, but we will only use lines 72 hours in advance and closer. Picks will be made based on the lines when we post.
DISCLAIMER: Newsradio WTAM 1100 and Nick Camino do not accept or place bets. This is not a gambling website. WTAM 1100 and Nick Camino do not condone illegal sports wagering. Any information shared on this page is strictly for entertainment purposes, as well as on-air and online content.