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Nate Jacobson

Nate was born and raised in Chicago, and has been a huge sports fan since he was five years old. His first sports memory was Super Bowl XXXII when the Broncos played the Packers. His passion for sports increased growing up when he would read the sports section of the Chicago Tribune every morning.

Nate graduated from the University of Missouri in 2014 and started working for 120 Sports/Stadium in July 2014. He focuses on writing about sports betting and won two NFL handicapping contests in the 2014 season. You can follow Nate on Twitter @natejacobson1.

  • College Basketball
  • March 12, 2019

Betting Tips for Major Conference College Basketball Tournaments

March Madness is finally here, and behind the Super Bowl, it’s probably the biggest event in the world of sports betting. And because of the uniqueness that comes with the sport’s regular season conference tournaments, handicappers have to alter their usual betting strategy. There are distinctive situations to factor in that could give you an […]

  • College Football
  • February 15, 2019

Predicting the 2019 Over/Under Win Totals for the Pac-12

The Pac-12 has two divisions just like the ACC, SEC and Big Ten, but the main difference in this league is that there are only 12 teams instead of 14. With a nine-game conference schedule in place, each team plays four cross-division games, leading to a fairly balanced Pac-12 slate. It’s time to break down […]

  • College Football
  • February 14, 2019

Predicting the 2019 Over/Under Win Totals for the Big 12

The Big 12 is the only conference in major college football that doesn’t have two divisions, so the conference’s 10 schools annually play each other once in a round robin format. The top two teams from the conference standings then meet in the Big 12 Championship. This leads to a very straight forward schedule analysis […]

  • College Football
  • February 13, 2019

Predicting the 2019 Over/Under Win Totals for the Big Ten

After predicting the 2019 over/under win totals for the ACC and SEC,  let’s turn to the Big Ten — a conference with its own unique scheduling format. While the ACC and SEC both utilize an eight-game conference schedule, the Big Ten deploys a nine-game format. In theory, this makes the regular season for all their teams […]

  • College Football
  • February 12, 2019

Predicting the 2019 Over/Under Win Totals for the SEC

I wrote in yesterday’s ACC-centric breakdown about how the schedule is one of the most important factors when looking at over/under win totals. That’s especially true in the SEC with permanent cross-division rivals. A team like Tennessee is at a disadvantage because they play Alabama every year. Georgia-Auburn and Florida-LSU are also annual matchups, which automatically […]

  • College Football
  • February 11, 2019

Predicting the 2019 Over/Under Win Totals for the ACC

It’s still too early to preview the 2019 college football season, but one thing that can be analyzed is the schedule for each team. Some teams get fortunate by having a soft non-conference schedule and/or getting to play the weaker teams on the other side of their division. Other programs might have a strong roster […]

  • College Football
  • January 11, 2019

These Four Football Programs Will Be Overvalued in the Betting Market After Bowl Wins

Bowl season is one of the most enjoyable two-week stretches of the year for college football fans. It’s also filled with misleading results that are caused by a variety of factors including motivation, coaching changes and players sitting out. Teams who had strong wins in bowl season have a better chance of being overvalued in […]

  • College Football
  • January 10, 2019

Analyzing the Early Odds for the 2019 Heisman Trophy Candidates

It’s January 10 and the first Heisman Trophy odds for 2019 have already been released by Bovada. While I highly recommend avoiding betting this early on something that will be decided in 11 months, seeing real odds can give college football fans an idea of some of next year’s top contenders. Here are the nine […]

  • College Football
  • January 8, 2019

Four College Football Teams That Could Offer Betting Value for the 2019 Season

The 2018 college football season is officially over, but it’s never too early to start thinking about next year. Before you know it, win totals, Week 1 lines and conference futures will be available to bet. Here are four teams to keep an eye on this spring that could offer value in the preseason betting […]

  • College Football
  • December 27, 2018

Explaining the Line Moves for the New Year’s Six Bowl Games

Almost all of the bowl games were officially announced on Sunday, Dec. 2. The College Football Playoff selections took center stage early in the day and the rest of the games were filled out in the late afternoon. Point spreads for almost all of the games were released on that day as well. The College […]

  • College Football
  • December 23, 2018

Best Bets for Bowl Games Between Dec. 26-28

Bowl season takes a break for three days and resumes the day after Christmas. Here are three best bets for the bowl games between December 26 and 28.   Cheez-It Bowl: California (-1) over TCU This bowl is all about who is excited to be there. California returns to a bowl game for the first […]

  • College Football
  • December 13, 2018

Best Bets for the First Week of the College Football Bowl Season

Here are my favorite bets for the first week of this bowl season, which runs from December 15th through the 22nd. Las Vegas Bowl: No. 21 Fresno State (-5) over Arizona State The highlight of the opening day of bowl season is Fresno State playing Arizona State in Las Vegas. Fresno State last played in […]


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