Martin Demichelis: ArgetnStar charged over betting

There is no suggestion that Demichelis was involved in match fixing nor that he bet on games in which he was involved.

Demichelis is not the first professional football player to have been charged by the FA over betting offenses.

Story highlightsMartin Demichelis charged over alleged bettingDefender accused of committing 12 breaches relating to matches in JanuaryArgentine international could face a fine or suspension35-year-old has until April 5 to appeal

Demichelis, 35, is accused of having broken worldwide rules which came into existence on August 1 2014 to prevent players from betting on any football activity whether inside or outside of their domestic league.

“It is alleged the player committed 12 breaches of FA Rule E8 concerning football matches between 22 January 2016 and 28 January 2016. He has until 5pm on 5 April 2016 to respond to the charge,” said an FA statement:

Rule E8 states: “A Participant shall not bet, either directly or indirectly, or instruct, permit, cause or enable any person to bet on – (i) the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in, a football match or competition; or (ii) any other matter concerning or related to football anywhere in the world, including, for example and without limitation, the transfer of players, employment of managers, team selection or disciplinary matters.”

Dan Gosling, the Bournemouth midfielder, was fined £30,000 ($43,000) after breaching the rules in March 2014 while at former club Newcastle.

City manager Manuel Pellegrini, who announced he will leave the club at the end of the season last month, has presided over defeats to rivals Tottenham, Leicester and Manchester United with his team 15 points off the pace and now fighting to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

City did beat Liverpool to win the League Cup final and face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarterfinals next week.

Manchester City declined to comment when contacted by CNN. Demichelis was not immediately available for comment.

The misconduct charge is the latest blow for Demichelis, whose performances and that of his fellow teammates have dipped in recent weeks, with City falling out of contention in the Premier League title race after losing a number of crucial fixtures over the past couple of months.

Newcastle and England winger Andros Townsend was fined £18,000 ($26,000) and banned for four months in 2013 — a punishment which prevented him from playing at the European Under-21 Championship.

Ultimate CFB bowl betting guide

CFB Vegas Rankings

Top five  public teams according to Jay Kornegay of the Westgate Las Vegas.

Ohio State (+9.5) vs. The last time Florida State was this large of an underdog was in Week 14 of 2009 against Florida (plus-26).

The CFB Vegas Rankings are the composite power ratings of a panel of professional handicappers and college football statisticians, including fellow Insider Phil Steele, Vegas handicapper Brian Edwards and Bruce Marshall of The Gold Sheet. San Diego State


Here are all of the teams participating in bowl season, and how Las Vegas sees them:

7. Arkansas

5. How much time off a team has had before the bowl: “When you are not playing, it’s hard to simulate game speed. LSU

6. Utah State

2. Mississippi State (Dec. 2 teams are Alabama and Oregon, and all three handicappers gave the Crimson Tide and Ducks those ratings. Foster Farms Bowl: Maryland (+13.5) vs. Boston College

4. Concepts of money management and selectivity are often disregarded during bowl season, although many trends fall in line with those we’ve observed during the regular season.

Vegas Rankings of every bowl team.

Our combined power ratings have Alabama as five points better than Ohio State (the Tide’s 50 rating, minus the Buckeyes’ 45) in the Jan. Ohio State

4. Michigan State

5. How a team ended the regular season: “Were they on a run to make the bowl, or did they lose a lot?” White asks.

We preach the importance of betting against the public and taking underdogs in games with low totals. 1 Sugar Bowl)

Here are eight plays that match this system:

The five teams that have taken the most bets over the course of the season, according to Kornegay, lead bookmaker at the Westgate Las Vegas, and his staff:

VR line: Wisconsin (+1)

All odds courtesy of the Las Vegas Westgate sportsbook as of Tuesday, Dec. New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Penn State (+2.5) vs. Auburn (Jan. TCU

2. UCLA (Jan. 2 is bowl experience, but not for the reason you think: “I’m more likely to give a team a higher ranking if it hasn’t been to a bowl for a while because that will generate excitement among the program and fans,” White says.. “What you want to do is see how a team stepped up in class,” Leonard says.

VR line: Kansas State -4

A subset of No. Mississippi State

The  best system bets for this bowl season from David Solar of Sports Insights.

Here’s a primer that outlines the factors professional bettors consider when wagering on bowl games.

It’s not surprising that our No. Quotes are courtesy of Kenny White, the current COO of Don Best Sports, and Vegas vet Bryan Leonard.

Georgia Tech ended the season on a six-game ATS winning streak and faces a Mississippi State team that just came off a loss against its rival, Ole Miss, in the Egg Bowl after a tremendous start to the season.

VR line: Florida State (+4.5)

Georgia Tech (+7) vs. 1 Rose Bowl)

The Buckeyes haven’t been this big of an underdog since Week 4 of 2011 at Nebraska (plus-10). Oregon (Jan. We’ve asked our experienced group of gambling experts, including Chad Millman, Dave Tuley, Phil Steele, Evan Abrams, Brian Edwards, David Solar, Wunderdog and Sal Selvaggio, what they’re focused on during bowl season.

Betting against the public is a subject we’ve discussed ad nauseam, but it certainly bears repeating: The public loves to bet on favorites and overs, which makes sense since it is human nature to root for winners and scoring.

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Below we provide:

To both the pro-Vegas bettor and the casual gambler, Florida State, a team that has won 29 straight games, getting nine points is pretty crazy. Sharp bettors are able to then capitalize on these artificially inflated lines by focusing on teams that are being ignored across the marketplace.


Chad Millman’s seven rules for betting bowl games.

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It’s easy to get overwhelmed amid the myriad college football bowl games that will be played between Dec. Gildan New Mexico Bowl: UTEP (+10) vs. Where we saw a difference was in the No. 1 Outback Bowl)

Vegas Ranks line: Georgia Tech +3

1. Thirty days of practice in warm weather before a bowl game helps you get a lot more done than practicing in a bubble or outside in a cold climate.”

The handicappers believe this is a simple overreaction to the last time the nation saw Wisconsin play. The weather on schools’ respective campuses: “The SEC, Pac-12, even the ACC tend to do better in the bowls than the Big Ten, Big 12 and Big East,” White says. With this in mind, we created a new betting system using our Bet Labs software, which focused on all underdogs with low totals receiving less than 40 percent of spread bets during bowl season. 4. Urban Meyer has not been this big of an underdog since he was the head coach at Utah against Texas A&M in 2003. It’s like driving on the highway at 30 mph,” White says.

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VR line: Ohio State (+5)

Florida State (+9) vs. How much excitement a team will have headed into the bowl: “You’re looking for a team that is thrilled to be there and looking forward to the game,” White says.

6. Pittsburgh

8. 1 and No. Using that baseline, we define a low total as any game with an over/under of 54 or less. Meyer is 4-0 as an underdog at Ohio State, which makes this an interesting angle.

1. Taxslayer Bowl: Iowa (+3.5) vs. 20 and Jan. “I think the warm weather has a lot to do with that. 23 Boca Raton Bowl)

Bowl season is the holy grail of the sports calendar. This is a time for celebrating the holidays with family and friends, knocking back a glass of eggnog (which, let’s stop kidding ourselves, is really just a socially acceptable way to drink pancake batter one month every year) and engaging in binge football viewing.

After winning four straight to start the season, UCLA lost two in a row, then won five straight before an awful performance against Stanford. Advocare V100 Texas Bowl: Texas (+5.5) vs. But fear not, Insider is here to help. How can you trust UCLA?

2. How motivated will the Bulldogs be?

NIU won its last seven games of the regular season, including a game against Western Michigan, where it was an 8-point underdog. Tennessee

– David Solar

Jay Kornegay’s Top Public Teams

5. 2 Alamo Bowl)

Value plays

Handicappers’ five best ATS bets, SU bets, O/U bets and potential upsets. Emphasize a team’s road performance over its home performance. Our stance is rooted in experience: One reason underdogs fare particularly well in low-scoring games is that less scoring naturally leads to closer games, which disproportionately benefits the team getting points.

Kansas State (PK) vs. Sportsbooks understand this and shade their lines accordingly. 1 Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, and Oregon 4.5 points better than Florida State in the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual in Pasadena, California.

Enjoy and good luck this bowl season.

To show how close these rankings are, Alabama is ranked a perfect 50, but there are 11 different teams within 10 points of Alabama and 19 different teams within just 12 points of the Crimson Tide. 31 Orange Bowl)

Our historical database shows that since 2005, the average college football total is 53.66 points. This criterion produced a system with a 48-28 ATS record (63.2 percent) with plus-17.18 units won and a 22.6 percent return on investment (ROI).

With an abundance of bowl games, many bettors feel obligated to lay down a wager on every game. The ratings are meant to compare the relative strength of the teams if they were to meet on a neutral field, which is what we get in bowl games (except for rare cases). Northern Illinois has been in this position before, and Marshall has failed to cover its last three games entering bowl season.

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VR line: Northern Illinois (+5.5)

For our value plays, we had six bowl games that had a difference of four points or more between the Las Vegas point spread and the difference in the two teams’ CFB Vegas Rankings. 

Typically we prefer a larger sample size when creating a new betting system; however, with a limited number of bowl games in our database, this system has proved to be profitable during the regular season as well.

Northern Illinois (+10) vs. 3 and 4 spots; some liked Ohio State then TCU, while others liked TCU then Baylor. Alabama (Jan. Marshall (Dec. Throw away any games against non-bowl competition. Consider how the conference is doing in bowls. Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Notre Dame (+7.5) vs. Alabama

3. Getting blown out by Ohio State 59-0 in the Big Ten championship game has inflated this spread; according to the handicappers, this should be around Auburn minus-1.

– Evan Abrams

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Best Bowl-Season System Plays from Sports Insights

Wisconsin (+6.5) vs. Just like the College Football Playoff committee, there was a simple difference of opinion when it came to team value.

1. Stanford

7. Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl: Houston (+3) vs. San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: Navy (+3) vs