The Sharp Plays Newsletter 2021 Week #18

Recap & Week Ahead – What a great weekend to wrap up December! Sunday closes out the month with a damn near sweep of every bit of content posted. Only losers were an LJP 1U on Carolina and an LJP 1OPEN on Washington…otherwise LITERALLY every other angle that showed up in the analytics and alerts (along with the free content) cashed the ticket…including Houston and Chicago OUTRIGHT! Great weekend and a great December to wrap up highly profitable 2021! Then cashing the parlay for +8.3 units and the 1 unit teaser on Monday with Miami…AWESOME! Thank you Santa!!

So, the above is the good news. Here’s the bad news…this is the FINAL TSP Newsletter of the 2021-22 season! After this issue, the next issue of the TSP Newsletter will be back on newsstands in August of 2022 as we get ready for another football season. The funny part is right now it seems so far away, but as always we will blink our eyes and a new football season will be upon us! However, even though the TSP Newsletter is wrapping up its season run this week, The Sharp Plays content and the NCAA bowl and NFL season continues on! With that in mind…

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Now let’s get into this week’s action…


Early Sharp Buys (6-11-1 for -6.1 units) – The Early Sharp Buy on Miami +3.5 last week ended up getting some solid CLV (6.5 points!). Miami ended up as a 3 point favorite and I cashed my parlay on them. Well, for the week ahead the Early Sharp Buy is on an ugly one that again fades the Saints…Carolina +7 over New Orleans. The Saints have some injury issues, so I could see why this is getting a buy thanks to the key +7. However, for me personally, I would not touch this game either way. I think the Panthers are mailing it in now and the Saints have issues. So, I might not play it, but I cannot deny that the clear early sharp buy this week is Carolina +7!

Early Algorithm Look (9-8-1 for +0.2 units) – Western Michigan got there this past week for the Early Algorithm Look. So, it all comes down to this week as to whether the Early Algorithm Look section ends the season on the positive side (albeit small) or the negative side. Drum roll…this week the highest value in football is the Arizona Cardinals +5.5 over Dallas. The algorithm says that Dallas should be a 3 point favorite, yet they sit as 5.5 point favorites providing 2.5 points of value to Arizona. Let’s see if that value can again pay dividends! Final algorithm play of the season is Arizona +5.5!

My Handicapping (13-5 +7.9 units) – Well, no matter what happens this week, it was a very successful season for the My Handicapping section of the TSP Newsletter! Buffalo got me a win this past weekend, and now I would like to grab one final victory. A win will bring me to a solid 13-5 on the season for the “My Handicapping” section and +7.9 units on the year! So, where am I going to get that win? I am going with Las Vegas +7.5 over Indianapolis. It’s a little scary going against the freight train that is the Colts right now…but I think they are overrated. Sure they are a good team, but they are now approaching “god status” in the media and public. It’s inflating the Colts egos and also inflating this price. To me this line should be around 4.5 to 5 and it opened at over a TD. The line has dropped to 7 and even 6.5 in some places, but then bounced back up…likely some middle action working. I can’t pass up the TD with the hook though. I think the Colts win, but I think the Raiders matchup well with the Colts. So, for the final issue of the TSP Newsletter for the season, the final selection for the My Handicapping section is Las Vegas +7.5.

My Two Cents – Well my friends, we have come to the end of the road of another season of the TSP Newsletter. How quickly it goes by! Amazing that we are past Christmas and approaching New Year’s Day. I think back to this summer, as I was recharging for the football season in Hawaii, overlooking the water, and on a video call with the techs who were working on the final steps of the Oddsmaker’s Report and the development of Hermes. I remember how excited I was for both new features to come online. Fast forward from July to now at the end of December and the Oddsmaker’s Report was clearly the MVP this season! The content and intel provided through the Oddsmaker’s Report just absolutely killed it week after week. Another Book Position winner this weekend, Oddsmaker’s Report intel also had wins with Cleveland on Saturday and Houston on Sunday as the biggest teaser. Only loss was the book didn’t get their parlay need on Carolina moneyline. Otherwise, another solid weekend for the Oddsmaker’s Report! Hermes did a fine job itself this weekend. After dropping -2.2 units on Saturday, Hermes came back with +3.1 units on Sunday! Hermes went live in November and has showed some serious promise in its short lifespan. I am very much excited about the future for both bits of content. It’ll be nice to start the year with both of these weapons in the arsenal.

It’s funny, as I think back to how fast things went from that moment in July through to today. I just can’t get over that the NCAAF season is almost over and we are fast approaching the NFL playoffs. It’s always bitter sweet to me at this time of year. I enjoy doing this newsletter each week, but at the same time my batteries are running low when we get to this point in the season. So, in one way I will miss the TSP Newsletter in the weeks ahead. However, a part of me will enjoy regaining the 3-4 hours I spend running the algorithms, handicapping the games, reviewing every market for the early sharp buy and letting you in on my insanity in the the “My Two Cents” section here.

But again…the season still has plenty of action left though! So, while the TSP Newsletter is ending this week, we still have some big bowl games to come, the conclusion of the NFL season and then of course the NFL playoffs and Super Bowl! So, for those of you who only bet football, it’s not over yet. When it is over on February 13th, I hope you have a wonderful off-season and I look forward to seeing you back here when August rolls around. At which point all of us will be excited to get ready for yet another football season! I am excited for the TSP evolution that will be occurring between now and then!

Given this will be the last time I speak with you in the forum of the TSP Newsletter, I just want to say that I hope when you look back on this season that you have had fun and made some money. It is always very therapeutic for me to vent the bad beats and celebrate the big wins with all of you! I sincerely appreciate that you took the time to read this newsletter each week and spend some time with me on Twitter and Telegram this season. I absolutely love doing what I do, but there would be no reason for me to do it if there was nobody out there consuming the content posted (free and paid). I cannot thank you enough for giving me some of your time, not just this past season, but throughout all of 2021! We had some highs and some lows, but in the end the grind prevailed beautifully as it always does!

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the content this year and that it delivered & continues to deliver for you long into the future! No matter what happens this week, 2021 will be yet another immensely profitable year! Let’s keep that momentum going and here’s to a PHENOMENAL and PROFITABLE 2022! I would like to wish each and every one of you and your families a happy, healthy and wealthy New Year!

That’ll close out this week’s newsletter for me! Thanks for giving the newsletter here a read today! Stay safe out there! I am always open to any feedback you may have. I might not listen to it, LOL, but I am open to it!  😉

Good luck in your action!
~ The Sharp Plays