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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...
Jul 09 2014

Bills Latest NFL Team to Suffer Season-Ending Linebacker Loss

NFL general managers are crossing their fingers that training camp will start before injury or suspension strikes their teams. That's because the GMs of the Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Falcons, Arizona Cardinals and now Buffalo Bills already have major holes on defense. Those who bet on NFL ga...
Jul 07 2014

Why Samardzija Acquisition Should Make the Athletics World Series Favorites

The Oakland Athletics pushed their chips to the middle of the table. They made a blockbuster trade by acquiring Chicago Cubs starters Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel in the hopes of bolstering their rotation. With that move, many people who bet on baseball have tabbed the Athletics as the Worl...
Jul 07 2014

Neymar Broken Back a Back Breaker for Brazil

The World Cup had its share of surprises in the group and knockout stages, but down to the semifinals there are only soccer betting favorites remaining. Host country Brazil will try to keep its World Cup dreams alive on Tuesday as a slight soccer betting underdog against Germany while Argentina...
Jul 07 2014

Princess of Sylmar Ready for Delaware Cap Challenge

Princess of Sylmar will be among the top fillies starting in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (G1) on Saturday, July 12. The Delaware ’Cap, hosted by Delaware Park, is for 3-year-old and up fillies and mares, going 1 ¼ miles. Close Hatches and Gamay Noir are also among the expected. A 4-year-o...
Jul 05 2014

Your Totals Bet on the Eagles Could Be Affected By Four-Game Loss of Lane Johnson

The Philadelphia Eagles won the NFC East during coach Chip Kelly's first season in 2013 partly because of an effective offensive line that impressively saw all five starters play all 17 games (including playoffs). That's very tough to do with linemen prone to knee and leg injuries. If...
Jul 05 2014

Weidman, Rousey Enter Octagon as Favorites

Saturday's UFC 175 is set to take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The UFC betting card is loaded with intriguing fights including the main event between Chris “All-American” Weidman and Lyodo “The Dragon” Machida and “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey taking on ...
Jul 04 2014

QB Battle Between Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris Could Impact Your LSU Bet

One of the most high-profile quarterback battles in college football is at perennial national title contender Louisiana State University. The Tigers finished 10-3 last season. They were 5-7-1 against the spread, and they beat Iowa at the Outback Bowl. What would have been a great season for man...
Jul 03 2014

Germany Faces France in Marquee World Cup Quarter

The World Cup 2014 quarterfinals start up on Friday with an interesting matchup between two European squads in Germany versus France. While many soccer betting predictions would have pegged this as a favorable game for Germany before the tournament had started, the recent play of these two team...
Jul 03 2014

Jason Kidd Joins Long-Shot Bucks

The last time the Brooklyn Nets traded Jason Kidd, they were still the New Jersey Nets, and Kidd was still a point guard. That was in 2008. On Tuesday, the Nets officially sent their head coach to the Milwaukee Bucks for a pair of second-round picks. Kidd was sent packing after what looked like...
Jul 02 2014

Bryce Harper Nears Return for Shaky Nationals

Remember when the Washington Nationals were the worst team in MLB betting? Year after year, they would lose a boatload of cash against the baseball odds. But all that losing gave Washington a ton of high draft picks, and by 2012, they were loaded with talent and on top of the National League Ea...
Jul 02 2014

Toast of New York Set for Belmont Derby

Formerly contested as the Jamaica Handicap, the $1.25M Belmont Derby (G1) is now a premier turf race for 3-year-olds. Held on Saturday, July 5, the Belmont Derby is part of Belmont Park’s inaugural Stars & Stripes Day, which will also include four other graded stakes worth over $3M. Toast...
Jun 30 2014

Patriots Projecting That Rob Gronkowski Will Be Ready For Week 1

Losing tight end Gronkowski to injury would significantly impact the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl odds on football betting sites. After all, Gronkowski was considered the NFL's top tight end until injuries struck. He had perhaps the best season ever in 2011 with 90 catches for 1,327 ...

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