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Jul 28 2014

All Adam Wainwright Does is Win Games

If only betting on baseball were as simple as looking at the starting pitcher’s win-loss record. The rise of Moneyball analytics taught us that “wins” aren’t the most reliable of statistics. Given the choice, however, you’d rather see a pitcher with as many big W’s next to his name ...
Jul 28 2014

Whitney Invitational to Feature Palace Malice

The biggest race of the weekend is the $1.5 million Whitney Handicap (G1), a 1 1/8 mile race for 3-year-olds and up. Hosted by Saratoga Racecourse on Saturday, August 2, the Whitney will feature 2013 Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice, along with Itsmyluckyday and Golden Ticket. Palace Malice ...
Jul 25 2014

Chiefs Jamaal Charles Threatens Hold Out

Player contracts are guaranteed in Major League Baseball, the NBA and NHL. If a player gets hurt, he still gets paid his full contract. If he has a lousy season, he gets paid the full amount. Yet player contracts are not guaranteed in the NFL, which is the league with the most injuries and long...
Jul 25 2014

Sounders are Best Bet in the MLS this Season

The Major League Soccer season is just past the halfway point with every team having now played 17 of its 32 league games. The soccer betting action should pick up down the stretch as teams fight for playoff spots and to solidify or improve their current places in the standings. Soccer betting ...
Jul 25 2014

Alabama’s and Duke’s Odds Boosted by Easiest Schedules in Nation

We recently looked at the teams with the toughest schedules, which were judged by their opponents' 2013 winning percentage. Arkansas came out on top, which is no surprise considering it plays in the ultra-tough Southeastern Conference. So then how does Alabama have the second-easiest stren...
Jul 25 2014

Even More Chalk for Cavs on NBA Futures Market

It’s been over a week since LeBron James decided to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the basketball betting world is still in overdrive. The Cavaliers shot all the way to the top of the NBA futures market after James left the Miami Heat in free agency; if you were one of the early specu...
Jul 25 2014

Five Super Bowl Contenders Who Should Question Their Backup Quarterbacks

Quarterbacks get hurt every week in the NFL, and teams that are prepared for that scenario are more likely to win playoff determining games. Here are five Super Bowl contenders with No. 2 quarterback concerns that could affect your NFL bets. 1. Denver (13/2 NFL Super Bowl odds) Peyton Manning,...
Jul 25 2014

Haskell Invitational Draws Untapable

The $1M Haskell Invitational (G1) is the biggest race for 3-year-olds following the Triple Crown series. Expect a field packed with big names, including star filly Untapable, along with Medal Count and Irish You Well. The 1 1/8 mile race will take place at Monmouth Park on Sunday, July 27. Unta...
Jul 25 2014

Reds Look for Upgrades to Stay in the Black

After a very slow start to the 2014 regular season, the Cincinnati Reds started heating up the baseball lines. They went into the All-Star break just 1.5 games out of first place in the National League Central at 51-44, which was good enough for 5.86 units of MLB betting profit. But the Reds ha...
Jul 25 2014

Why the Blackhawks are Stanley Cup Favorites

The Chicago Blackhawks shelled out big dollars this offseason to lock up star players Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews with lengthy contract extensions, and those two will be expected to lead the way next year. Kane, Toews, and company fell short of their Stanley Cup goal this past spring, fall...
Jul 25 2014

The NFL Drought Is Over: Bills Are First Team to Report to Training Camp

Football is back, and the Buffalo Bills are the first team to report to training camp. Their opening practice will take place on July 20. The Bills will face the New York Giants in the first exhibition matchup - the annual Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio on August 5. Not much is expected from...
Jul 25 2014

Arkansas Faces Tough-As-Nails Schedule Next Season

The Arkansas Razorbacks have one tough schedule ahead of them. Their opponents’ wins combine to 103-54 last season, which is a 65.6 winning percentage. The Hogs are part of the SEC, which is arguably the strongest conference. That being said, one thing to keep in mind when examining NCAA stre...
Jul 15 2014

2014 Strength of Schedule, and How it Affects Your Bet

The first thing many people who bet on NFL do at the end of a season is look at the following year's opponents and the degree of difficulty in each team's schedules. So is there anything to gain from this insight when it comes to the NFL futures? It depends on the projected quality of...
Jul 15 2014

Fade (or Follow) Derek Jeter at the All-Star Game

Tuesday will be a day of celebration for Derek Jeter. He’s one of the greatest shortstops of all-time, and he’s about to call it quits after 20 seasons with the New York Yankees, but not before one last appearance at the MLB All-Star Game. It will be the 14th of his career. Naturally, you c...
Jul 15 2014

Diana Stakes Kicks off Opening Weekend at Saratoga

Summertime racing is officially here with the Saratoga Racecourse kicking off its opening weekend on July 19 with the $500,000 Diana Handicap (G1). The race will take place on turf and will feature fillies and mares that are 3 years old and up. Discreet Marq, Abaco and Stephanie’s Kitten will...
Jul 11 2014

McIlroy on Brink of a Breakout at British Open

The British Open has been won by six different golfers over the last six years, and this year's field looks to be wide open as well. The current golf betting favorite is Rory McIlroy, who is going off at 10/1 to win the major event at Bovada. McIlroy seems to be right on the brink of a bre...
Jul 11 2014

Oakland Raiders Could Be Most Run-Heavy Team in NFL This Season

Donald Penn isn't the offensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders, but Penn, a free-agent signee from Tampa Bay, is the team's projected starting left tackle. So it's wise to listen to his statements about the team's 2014 game plan: "We're gonna run the ball, run the b...
Jul 10 2014

Why Myles Jack Could Become the Second Defensive Heisman Winner

American sports fans are enamored with offense. So are voters for the Heisman Trophy. Nowadays, the winner is usually the quarterback on a national championship contender. UCLA's Myles Jack doesn't play that glamour position, but this guy isn't your average player. He will play b...
Jul 10 2014

Favored Germany Tough to Beat in World Cup Final

The pinnacle of soccer betting online, the World Cup Final, takes place on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro. Host country and tournament favorite Brazil will not be in the event after suffering a brutal loss at the hands of Germany in the semifinals. Germany has been a strong bet on soccer over its las...
Jul 09 2014

LeBron Does Las Vegas

Will The Decision Part II be any better than The Hangover Part II? It’s hard to imagine, but there’s every chance that LeBron James’ free agency sequel will be even duller. It’s still widely expected that James will re-sign with the Miami Heat, along with the rest of his Big Three partn...

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