Weekly Picks

  • Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has talent but has frequently been misused by poor game planning.

    Mad Chemist: Cam in Wonderland

    In the inaugural article of this Mad Chemist series, I described how my system differed from the two most common systems: pure equations and trends. It is more borne of statistical categories...

  • It can be more financially advantageous to bet the money line on slight underdogs than to bet against the spread on those same teams.

    Mad Chemist: Still living on the ‘dog

    In last week’s column, I gave a very general overview of the difference between betting against the spread (ATS), and betting the money line, also known as the straight-up win. Ideally,...

  • Deep Cool and Robert J. Russ continue their prognosticatory challenge in Week 6.

    Mad Chemist: Living on slight underdogs

    In this man-meat-measuring contest in which the handicapping brains behind Deep Cool and I have become entangled, the challenge is finding a way to be highly successful at not just picking...

  • New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is pumped to face the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football in Week 6.

    Adam, Chris, & Tyler: Week 6 NFL Picks

    Every week of the 2013 NFL regular season, Water Cooler Sports resident prognosticators Adam Benoist,  Tyler Norris, and Chris Pennell will square off to see who has their pulse on the league. Here are their Week...

  • Each week Adam Benoist, Tyler Norris, and Chris Pennell give us their expert analysis.

    Adam, Tyler, & Chris: Week 5 NFL Picks

    Every week of the 2013 NFL regular season, Water Cooler Sports resident prognosticators Adam Benoist,  Tyler Norris, and Chris Pennell will square off to bring your their NFL picks.  Here are your Week 5 NFL picks....

  • Too much work? The solution is obvious.

    Mad Chemist: First-round deep in Week 5

    Eleventh Commandment For the first time in years, I decided to get a head start on my work by writing the preamble for this week’s Mad Chemist article and then sharing...

  • Water Cooler Sports contributing writer Robert J. Russ compares and contrasts how his NFL handicapping system matched up with Deep Cool in Week 5.

    Mad Chemist: mixed results in Week 5

    So after one week of the most monumental bet ever laid down at Water Cooler Sports, nothing was gained. Both Deep Cool and I, Robert J. Russ, went an inauspicious 5-6-1...

  • You know the chemist is mad when he drinks his own concoctions. Or else he trusts his reactions implicitly. Robert J. Russ is just such a mad chemist.

    Mad chemist of NFL handicapping

    As you all have read, I proposed a challenge to the PlatStats team almost immediately after they announced that they have a system to make picks against the spread with success. This challenge was...

  • Water Cooler Sports contributing writer Robert J. Russ is convinced that the Deep Cool NFL handicapping algorithm is no match for his years of experience. Can he back it up? Or will he endure a humiliating defeat?

    Robert J. Russ challenges Deep Cool to prove its mettle

    In recent weeks, you have been interoduced to Deep Cool, the ever-so-sauve NFL handicapping algorithm to the world brought to you by a group of Water Cooler Sports stat nerds who...

  • Look for the Green Bay Packers offense to put on a display of aerial fireworks against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 3.

    Adam, Andy, Chris, & Tyler vs. Deep Cool: Week 3 Picks

    Every week of the 2013 NFL regular season, Water Cooler Sports resident prognosticators Adam Benoist, Andy Froehle, Tyler Norris, and Chris Pennell will square off against a high-tech predictive algorithm fondly known as “Deep Cool”...

  • Water Cooler Sports prognosticators pick Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton to bounce back from his Week 1 defeat.

    Adam, Andy, Tyler, and Chris vs. Deep Cool: 2013 Week 2 picks

    Prognosticatory prowess Every week of the 2013 NFL regular season, Water Cooler Sports resident prognosticators Adam Benoist,  Tyler Norris, and Chris Pennell will square off against a high-tech predictive algorithm fondly known as “Deep...

  • It looks like the Baltimore Ravens are going down on the road at Mile High Stadium, if our resident prognosticators are to be believed.

    Adam, Andy, Tyler, and Chris vs. Deep Cool: 2013 Week 1 picks

    Prognosticatory prowess Every week of the 2013 NFL regular season, Water Cooler Sports resident prognosticators Adam Benoist, Andy Froehle, Tyler Norris, and Chris Pennell will square off against a high-tech predictive algorithm fondly known as “Deep...

  • What does Adam Benoist's crystal ball tell him about the fate of the New England Patriots this week?

    Adam’s Picks: Week 1

    Every week this season, columnist Adam Benoist will don his prognostication hat and peer into the future as he previews the coming games for us. Rest assured, we will be tracking...