Recap & Week Ahead – The newsletter this week will be a little consolidated. I have been busier than expected today with the election and a variety of programming items TSP related and otherwise. So, I do apologize for the shorter format, but let’s face it, you don’t even read this. You just jump right to the Early Sharp Buy and move on! LOL!
It was not a bad weekend, TSP Live went 2-2-1 on major angles (now +35.2 units since April) and TSP Daily (https://tsp.live/tsp-daily) cashed two teasers (+2.0 units) and a parlay (+6.1 units). I’ll take that for being a bad week compared to some recent weeks. Sharp money had been killing it in NCAAF all season, but took a little step back on Saturday. The NFL however has been mediocre at best and still no major sharp momentum. Shocking given that last season, as I keep saying here every week, the NFL was like printing money. I keep waiting for the turn, but it has yet to arrive. Perhaps this week will be the one where NFL sharp money cleans up and builds a nice profit cushion on the season!
The new Telegram system is working beautifully! I am so excited for all that Telegram can offer. There is a lot in the works and if you like my content and are serious about betting, I would strongly advise you to check it out! If you are interested in signing up for the Telegram channels (it’s free), please visit https://thesharpplays.com/tsp-telegram-channel/ for all the details.
The Financial Market Analytics subscription is now open for signup. You can get all the details at https://tsp.live/fma/. The subscription provides access to my regular Market Commentary, my Watch List of positions I consider trade worthy and coverage of unusual trading activity. Watch List performance since inception in May 2020 is as follows… May: +9.1%, June: +13.6%, July: +63.9%, August: +79.5%, September: +2.4%, October: +28.5%. Average is 32.8% ROI per month.
The paid sports content for this weekend’s TSP Live session (Nov 7th and 8th) will be real-time LJP Scores for every NCAAF & NFL game, plus any major LJP angles and Sharp Consensus reports! I do not guarantee how many angles will be reported as part of TSP Live. Some TSP Live sessions there may be 4 to 5+ angles reported. Other TSP Live sessions there may only be 1 or 2 angles. Sharp Consensus records this season… Premium Plays 2-0, Just Missed Premium Plays 2-2 and Other Sharp Consensus at 3-2. As always thank you for your support on the paid content! I do not take advertising. Your paid content purchase supports everything I do at The Sharp Plays, expands the content and technology utilized and supports things important to me. I am grateful for your support! To signup for TSP Live click here or visit TheSharpPlays.com/tsp-live or TSP.Live/tsp-live.
Now let’s get into this week’s action…
Early Sharp Buys (7-1 YTD) – The Early Sharp Buy cashed again last week with West Virginia EASY and moved this section of the newsletter to 7-1! What’s on the agenda this week as the Early Sharp Buy? The Early Sharp Buy is Iowa -7 over Michigan St. Michigan St looked awful (thankfully) against Rutgers which allowed two nice parlays to cash for TSP Daily. Michigan St then came back to beat rival Michigan last week. Perhaps this is the letdown angle that sharps are playing? Perhaps they feel Michigan St isn’t as good as they looked last week. I think this is more about Michigan State’s valuation than anything with Iowa. Anyway, that’s my two cents, but no denying the Early Sharp Buy is Iowa -7!
Early Algorithm Look (3-6 YTD) – The Early Algorithm Look on an 0-3 run after losing Iowa St/Kansas UN52.5. So far this section has been a good fade, I had hoped that wouldn’t be the case. However, I will keep it going and you do with it as you please! The Early Algorithm Look this week is Air Force +5.5 over Army. The algorithm calculates this line as Army -3. So, we are getting 2.5 points of value here. Let’s see if the value is enough to end the 0-3 run with these selections.
My Handicapping (4-5 YTD) – I am inching closer to .500 thanks to NY Giants +11 coming through for me. I got an awful number, but it did not matter! Let’s see what I can do this week in my quest to have this section finish the season with an overall winning record. For this week I am going with… Buffalo +3 (buying the hook). Seattle is a solid all-around team, but they have always been suspect on the road to me. Even when they win, it is often in a lucky fashion. Everyone seems to be on Seattle this week with all the pundits talking about how bad the Bills defense is this year and how New England should have beat them. I don’t disagree with either take, BUT this is a new week and the Bills are at home. The line seems awfully fishy to me that the books don’t want to go to -3 for Seattle just yet, despite the action on the Seahawks. It tells me the books see the “3” as more than just the key number of 3. So, I am taking the Bills and it is very tempting to perhaps use Buffalo in a teaser to bring it up to +8.5, covering both 3 and 7. Don’t be surprised if there isn’t a teaser in TSP Daily this week that keys the Bills as one of the plays. Good luck and Go Bills!!
My Two Cents – I often use this section to rant or rave on a topic. For this week I want to take this space to expand on Telegram a little. I get a lot of questions and I figured I would address them here and hopefully reach more people than individual messages.
First, Telegram is not going to replace Twitter. I still see Twitter as my primary communication utility to the world. I have been involved with Twitter content since 2011 and I do like the platform. I have no plans to move the bulk of my content away from Twitter. So, those of you worrying I am leaving Twitter, don’t. I am not going anywhere. I am simply utilizing the features of Telegram to expand my content in a way that would be difficult to do with Twitter. So, don’t hate Telegram because you feel it is taking me off Twitter. Instead, be happy about the expansion to Telegram as it will allow me to expand my content in so many different directions that was never possible on Twitter. The in-play content I did for Sunday and Monday Night Football would not be possible in the same way on Twitter. So, it’s a perfect example of new content thanks to Telegram that was never on Twitter before.
Second, the uniqueness of Telegram is it gets rid of all the bullshit on Twitter. In Telegram, unlike Twitter, nobody can comment on posts, there’s no morons. The robots talk, you listen or you unsubscribe. It is simply information delivery without all the noise. I don’t bother with the noise on Twitter, but Telegram makes that objective even easier.
Third, Telegram is RIDICULOUSLY programmer friendly. There are so many things you can do with Telegram that my mind is spinning with ideas. I have had ideas day and night ever since I made the move to Telegram. One of my favorites is the channels feature itself in Telegram. Right now if you like my soccer content, but nothing else, you still have to put up with all the other messages I post to Twitter. With Telegram I could have a channel just for soccer content and program the robots for that channel accordingly. Thereby people who like soccer can just subscribe there and get only my soccer content. The Telegram app makes it very easy for you to subscribe to 20 channels, get notifications on all of them and all in one place… the Telegram app. Each channel is sorted by channel within the app too. It’s unlike the Twitter app which has everything you follow shoved into one timeline. At which point, like a miner panning for gold, you have to hope you don’t miss a nugget that passes on the Twitter timeline (or you have to be diligent enough just to visit my page). Oh and I am not saying I am doing this right now with regard to a soccer channel, I just like that it is an option. Horse racing is another example for how the channels feature makes content delivery easy and organized… not just for me, but for you as a consumer of that content.
So, to all those frantic messages that worry I am leaving Twitter, don’t worry. Telegram is a program I am very excited about moving forward. I am basically just a week in and for those of you who have subscribed… look at how far it has already come! I can only imagine where things will be 3,6,9,12 months from now. I welcome your ideas and feedback too. If you have an idea, maybe it won’t work for one reason or another, but I would love to hear it! Feel free to drop me a line!
Don’t forget to vote! I don’t get political and I don’t care who you vote for, just vote! That’ll close out this week’s newsletter for me! Thanks for giving the newsletter here a read today! Stay safe & healthy 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