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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 Football
  • December 11, 2018

Five Things to Know Before Betting on Bowl Games

Now that the real fun begins, here are five things college football bettors must know before placing any money on this winter’s bowl games. You have to handicap motivation The biggest difference between handicapping a college football game on a regular Saturday and a bowl game is trying to find a motivational edge. It’s the […]

  • College Football
  • November 30, 2018

Five Betting Tips for Conference Championship Saturday

Conference Championship Saturday is here and there’s one more opportunity to make some money before bowl season starts. Here are five pieces of advice to keep in mind before making bets for Saturday’s games.   Stay away from the Big 12 Championship There is a case to be made for both Texas and Oklahoma in […]

  • College Football
  • November 28, 2018

These Seven College Football Teams Overachieved in the Betting Market This Season

Earlier in the week, we named the seven teams that disappointed the most in the betting market this season. Now, let’s break down the seven programs that easily went over their win total or were able to consistently cover point spreads throughout the regular season… Washington State Mike Leach has a strong track record as […]

  • College Football
  • November 27, 2018

These Seven College Football Teams Underachieved in the Betting Market This Season

The college football regular season is almost over, which means it’s the perfect time to review the past year from a betting perspective. Here are the seven Power Five teams that underachieved the most and cost bettors a lot of money in 2018… Louisville There wasn’t a more disappointing team in college football than Louisville […]

  • College Football
  • November 20, 2018

College Football’s Best Bets & Storylines to Watch Out for in Week 13

Heading into this weekend’s college football action, there are multiple storylines and several lines that jump out at me for Week 13. Let’s close out the regular season with some smart bets. Week 13’s Betting Storylines to Watch The line in the Oklahoma-West Virginia matchup has moved all over the place A spot in the […]

  • College Football
  • November 16, 2018

College Football Best Bets: Nebraska, Syracuse Headline Saturday’s Top Picks

There isn’t much excitement for Week 12 of the college football season, but there are several betting opportunities to take advantage of. There are plenty of motivational angles with “rivalry week” coming up and teams with five wins looking to clinch a bowl berth. Here are seven sides to look at this weekend:   Best […]

  • College Football
  • November 13, 2018

These College Football Teams Are Hungry for a Bowl Berth

There are two weeks left in college football’s regular season, meaning it’s a great time for bettors to figure out the teams who are motivated to finish the season strong. Luckily for you, I’ve broken down the remaining schedules and compiled a list of seven bowl-hungry programs that bettors should become acquainted with during the […]

  • College Football
  • November 8, 2018

Eight College Football Bets You Should Make in Week 11

Although it’s one of the toughest college football slates of the season when it comes to finding betting value, eight plays stand out to me in Week 11: Side of the week: South Carolina (+5.5) over Florida This bet is mostly a fade of Florida and their questionable quarterback situation. It’s an offense that I […]

  • College Football
  • November 6, 2018

Four Storylines That College Football Bettors Should Watch Out for in Week 11

Now that November has arrived, here are four storylines to consider when looking at the lines for Week 11 in college football. Week 11 features massive point spreads The top six in the new College Football Playoff rankings will likely be Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Michigan, Georgia and Oklahoma in some order. All six of […]

  • College Football
  • November 1, 2018

Seven College Football Bets You Should Make in Week 10

College football’s Week 10 slate offers plenty of value, so I divided my picks into situational plays, line-value plays and a best bet of the week. Combine the three plays that I previously discussed with the seven games I’m about to break down, and we fittingly have 10 games worth betting in Week 10. Situational […]

  • College Football
  • October 30, 2018

Five Factors That College Football Bettors Should Remember in Week 10

As we get deeper into the college football season, here are a few factors to consider when looking at the point spreads for Week 10. Ten home underdogs won straight up in Week 9 Week 9’s top storyline was that ten Power Five teams covered and won straight up in the home underdog role on […]

  • College Football
  • October 25, 2018

Four College Football Bets You Should Make This Week

Week 9 of college football doesn’t feature many marquee matchups, but there are a number or fascinating point spreads out there. It’s setting up to be a week where we can learn a lot about several teams and hopefully can find opportunities to bet on or fade those teams in November. There were eight games […]

  • College Football
  • October 23, 2018

Five College Football Point Spreads You Need to Know Entering Week 9

Week 8 of the college football season was the first weekend that cold weather impacted games across the Midwest and some other parts of the country. It was a good reminder to check weather reports before betting college football games this time of year. One side I recommended last week was Kentucky as a double-digit […]

  • College Football
  • October 19, 2018

Four Bets You Should Make in College Football This Weekend

Looking to place some bets on college football this weekend? Four games featuring ranked teams carry handicapping trends you may be able to jump on.   6 Michigan (-7) at 24 Michigan State Michigan has everything to play for, but I’m going to make a case for the underdog here. Michigan came through last week […]

  • College Football
  • October 16, 2018

Buy Oklahoma, Sell Penn State and Other College Football Betting Notes

Here are some college football notes and observations that bettors can use going forward. Turnover in the Top 25 Week 7 proved to have serious College Football Playoff implications, as No. 2 Georgia, No. 6 West Virginia, No. 7 Washington and No. 8 Penn State all fell on Saturday. Georgia still controls their fate if […]


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