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2020 MLB Schedule is set!

The MLB season will finally be starting in a few weeks with an opening night doubleheader (Yankees/Nationals & Giants/Dodgers) on July 23 and a full slate July 24.

A 60-game schedule for every team featuring only division games and interleague crossover games with the corresponding division in the other league means a great change from the normal 162-game slate and it will be a wild two months to trim the league from 30 to 10 playoff teams.

There will be new challenges and roster management situations that franchises aren’t accustomed to and even the teams that have been at the bottom of the league in recent years should have some optimism needing only two strong months to be in the mix. For example on June 1 last season the Phillies and Rangers were both playoff teams while Colorado and San Diego had winning records. The eventual World Series champions were only 25-33, sitting just a few games above the Marlins in the NL East standings.

Check out a five-page MLB PREVIEW from Nelly’s that includes a look at the recently released updated 2020 schedule, along with the projected rotations and an over/under win total prediction for each division.

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Fourth of July Racing!

Belmont Park has a big day scheduled for the holiday Saturday and our horse racing connection will be ready to go with a full report including four stakes races, with a 15/1 long shot in his sights as an incredibly promising opportunity.

With years of experience our contact comes from our colleagues at ASA and his full racing report focused on Belmont Park for Saturday, July 4 will be available for just $25 by Saturday morning.

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NBA & MLB Back on the Schedule!

The MLB has finally ended its debates and is set to start the 2020 season July 23. Nelly’s ended the 2019 season on a roll with a big September and postseason run and we’ll be ready to go for opening day. Join us for the entire season for only $199!

The NBA is also set for an 8-game regular season finish and then the postseason starting July 30.

Nelly’s has had three absolutely huge NBA regular seasons in a row, hitting just over 63% in 2017-18, just over 66% in 2018-19, and we were riding a 62.9% record including a 10-1 run before Covid-19 shut down the 2019-20 season. We’ll be well prepared for the resumption of the regular season and the playoff schedule in Orlando expected to span from late July through the Finals in late October (we went 4-1 in the NBA Finals last season).

Join us for the complete remainder of the season for only $199 for nearly three months of action!

For the most action and the best deal we are offering BOTH the MLB & NBA subscriptions together for just $329 in our Super Combo Sub package – a limited time offer!

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Green Sheet Issue #5 in the SEC

This week’s Green Sheet release is all about the SEC. LSU delivered a historically great championship season last year to keep the conference on top of college football. The Tigers will return minimal experience in 2020 as there is likely to be a change at the top. 

Find out which three programs return top five experience ratings on both sides of the ball for 2020, one of which rates as a clear surprise candidate given its schedule with a 10-0 start very possible. We also have seven pages of coaching stats and team history, along with the 2020 schedules in this week’s issue. 
Find out which coach is a nearly 79% ATS proposition in his career as a road favorite, including going 4-0 last season in that role. What role has Nick Saban only covered at a 20% ATS rate in his tenure at Alabama? It is the same role that Gus Malzahn has covered at an 80% clip in his time at Auburn.

Mike Leach and Lane Kiffin are well-traveled high-profile additions to the SEC this season and we have all of their past results broken down in Green Sheet issue #5, available now for just $12, or you can still sign up for the full season subscription for only $99, this rate will be going up to $149 soon, so don’t delay! 

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Horse Racing Saturday!

Don’t miss an expert report for Saturday’s Horse action for just $25! Picks are from Churchill Downs, Belmont Park, and the Ohio Derby.

Green Sheet Issue #4 is out, covering the ACC! Save $50 on the full season newsletter subscription for a few more days! Our SEC issue will be out next week!

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Sports will be returning soon!

The NBA is set to return on July 31, MLB is continuing its discussions, the NFL remains on schedule. It also appears that college football is looking promising as well, our first college football content for the Green Sheet will be out in Issue #4 around June 24.

Get the full season subscription to the 2020-21 Green Sheet football newsletter for just $99 until June 30, the subscription price goes up to $149 after that!

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NBA Returns July 31

The NBA has announced that it will resume at the end of July with a brief conclusion to the regular season and then the full NBA playoffs, with a potential play-in twist for added intrigue. We’ll have some content out in the coming weeks looking ahead at some of the potential matchups.

Nelly’s has had three absolutely huge NBA regular seasons in a row, hitting just over 63% in 2017-18, just over 66% in 2018-19, and we were riding a 62.9% record including a 10-1 run before Covid-19 shut down the 2019-20 season. We’ll be well prepared for the resumption of the regular season and the playoff schedule in Orlando expected to span from late July through the Finals in late October (we went 4-1 in the NBA Finals last season).

Join us for the entire duration, likely featuring around three months of daily updates for just $199. We’ll take an additional $50 off if you sign up by July 4! 

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NFL 2020 Travel

This week’s Issue #3 of the Green Sheet newsletter will be all about the 2020 NFL schedule which was released in early May.

One aspect we always like to consider is the travel mileage for each team. While this total can be overstated at times, it is useful when comparing teams and the wear they could accumulate at certain points in the season.

This 2020 NFL Travel Chart doesn’t provide a perfect picture as often teams are able to combine back-to-back road games and airport mileage isn’t always precise, but it does give you a snapshot of which teams have the most time in the air ahead and which teams could have more potential disruptions to their week-to-week plans.

Football is looking more and more likely this fall and the 2020 Green Sheet subscription will cover the entire campaign from now through the Super Bowl in the NFL and college football. Don’t miss this week’s NFL schedule issue and all past and future issues this season!

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2020 NFL Schedule

Green Issue #3 will be out in late May with a comprehensive look at the recently released NFL schedule.

Here is the 2020 Schedule Chart giving you every team’s path in one page!

Get more great content like this as a 2020-21 Nelly’s Green Sheet subscriber. We’ve already posted our NFC and AFC Coaching Reference Guides.

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NFL Draft Props

The NFL Draft starts tonight and a welcome look back into the sports schedule.

We’ll have some NFL Draft grades in Green Sheet Issue #2 next week, along with our NFC Coaching Reference Guide. Get the AFC Coaching Reference Guide in Green Sheet Issue #1, sent out in mid-April to our subscribers.

The $99 Green Sheet season subscription rate will expire at the end of April, sign up now for the best price for the 2020-21 football season.

Total Wide Receivers Drafted in Round 1

Under 6.5 (-240)

The depth of this year’s Wide Receiver group has been well publicized and while there may be seven or more players with the potential to be a 1st Round pick, there aren’t likely to be seven actually picked. Six teams don’t have a first round pick while several others have multiple first rounders so the amount of viable spots for a top wide receiver to land is diminished. There appears to be four clear 1st round wide receivers while the grouping of the receivers that most generally grade 5th through 9th is tightly packed and teams will likely be patient to wait on a run of receivers to start. Several teams in the market for a receiver also have early second round options and seem likely to see if they can get away with waiting. 

Total Alabama Players to be Drafted in the First Round

Under 5.5 (-130)

Jedrick Wills, Henry Ruggs, Jerry Jeudy, and Terrell Lewis seem likely to be mid-to-late 1st round selections while most assume Tua Tagovailoa will be an early 1st round pick. Coming off an injury Tagovailoa looks like one of the more polarizing projections in the draft and could be a candidate for a major slide, even to round 2 as he is likely only a clear fit for a few teams. Finding a sixth Alabama first rounder is difficult as while Trevon Diggs is a highly rated player, he grades 5th or 6th among cornerbacks in a deep draft at the position while likewise safety Xavier McKinney will likely slip as no safety was picked in the 1st round last season. 

Total ACC Players Drafted in the First Round

Under 3.5 (-230)

As loaded as Clemson has been the Tigers only have two clear 1st round picks ahead in this draft with defensive stars Isaiah Simmons and A.J. Terrell, with only Simmons a lock to be an early pick. Louisville offensive lineman Mekhi Becton looks like the only other obvious 1st round option for the ACC and he could slide after acknowledging a failed drug test. In a normal year Tee Higgins could be a first round pick but the wide receiver block is so deep this year, there isn’t room for him in round 1 as the third Clemson player to be drafted. Cam Akers from Florida State could be next from the ACC but it is questionable whether any running back will be taken in round 1 and Akers isn’t at the top of that position list. 

More first round picks, the SEC vs the Field

All other conferences (-120)

LSU and Alabama could combine to reach double-digits for players taken in the first round while Auburn, South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia all have a single player to contribute among those nearly universally projected in round 1. A lot of mock drafts call for a big run of SEC players late in the first round but those picks are also frequently traded as teams scramble to land a coveted player that has slipped from the predicted chart. The depth from Alabama and LSU isn’t coming from scarce positions as teams aren’t likely to send a lot of draft capital to move into the back of round 1 to grab a wide receiver or defensive back. Most of the fringe first rounders that could be chased with those late 1st round picks will be edge rushers and offensive linemen, or even a quarterback that slides, and most of those candidates in that range of the draft are coming from outside the SEC.