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Aug 14 2014

Oklahoma Ahead of the Pack to Win Big 12 Title

  The Big 12 is the only Power 5 conference without a championship game, and the league has been taking some jabs about that fact. It could hurt the Big 12 in terms of getting a team into the new College Football Playoff because there's no extra strength of schedule boost at the end of th...
Aug 13 2014

Gruesome Paul George Injury Turns Pacers into Long Shots

It takes more than one player to make a basketball team. But when that team loses its best player, who also happens to be one of the league’s top players, you’ve got yourself a basketball betting pariah. The Indiana Pacers saw their NBA title odds cut in half when small forward Paul George ...
Aug 13 2014

Houston, You Have A (Quarterback) Problem

You shouldn’t read too much into anything that happens in the preseason, unless it involves a serious injury. For example, in 2007 the New England Patriots lost their first two exhibition games and then ran the table in the regular season. That being said, things aren’t looking good for tho...
Aug 12 2014

Small Elite Field Expected for Arlington Million

The $1M Arlington Million (G1) is one of Arlington Park’s premier races. Held on Saturday, August 16, the Arlington Million is for 3-year-olds and up willing to go 1 ¼ miles on turf. This year, the defending Breeders’ Cup Turf champion, Magician, will be on hand. Canadian turf star Up With...
Aug 08 2014

Falcons’ Star Receiver Recovers and Aims High in 2014

The Atlanta Falcons haven't been a hugely popular team in the NFL since Michael Vick ungracefully left town. However, their appearance in HBO’s series “Hard Knocks” has put the team back in the limelight, and more people are reconsidering their NFL betting value. Entering last season...
Aug 08 2014

Why Chelsea and Manchester City are in an EPL Dead Heat

The English Premier League is one of the most popular leagues in the world for soccer betting online, and the 2014-2015 season is set to begin mid-August. Chelsea and Manchester City open as the two favorites to win the Premier League this season. Sites with soccer betting odds list both Chelse...
Aug 07 2014

Top Teams to Meet in Big Ten Title Game

The Big Ten Conference has a new look this season, and they’re no longer a 10 team club. Former Big East/American Athletic Conference member Rutgers and ACC original Maryland both joined the Big Ten. The league also has split into new East and West Divisions, and NCAA football betting picks f...
Aug 06 2014

Parker Favored over Wiggins on ROY Futures Market

Andrew Wiggins may have gone No. 1 in the 2014 NBA Draft, but he has to settle for No. 2 on the NBA futures market. The former Kansas Jayhawk is priced at 5/1 to win the 2014-2015 Rookie of the Year Award. Ahead of him at 3/1 is ex-Duke Blue Devil Jabari Parker, the second overall pick at the d...
Aug 05 2014

The Johnny Manziel Circus Begins Saturday in Detroit

This week will see the first full schedule of NFL exhibition games, and all eyes will be on Saturday night's NFL Network game between the Browns and Lions. Both teams were under .500 last year, and neither has a great chance of changing that this season. Regardless, the game is a big deal ...
Aug 04 2014

Silver Max Headlines Fourstardave Handicap

Turf milers get the spotlight in the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (G2) on Saturday, August 9. Saratoga will host the one-mile race, which has attracted Silver Max, Jack Milton and Seek Again and is for 3-year-olds and up. Silver Max has been lightly raced so far this year. He’s a five-year-...
Aug 04 2014

Rich Get Richer at MLB Trading Deadline

Every July 31, the chalk-eaters throw a party. That’s the MLB non-waiver trading deadline, when the top teams on the World Series futures market load up on reinforcements for October. That’s also the day many baseball betting veterans get their MLB futures betting done. Check out the leadin...
Aug 01 2014

Rory McIlroy is Now the Best Wagering Pick in Golf

The PGA Championship is the final major championship of the season, and it's also the most lucrative of the year with a $10 million purse. Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, two past winners, sit atop the golf betting lines at Bovada for this year's event. Rory McIlroy (7/1 at Bovada) is t...
Aug 01 2014

NFL is Back: Giants and Bills Kick Off Exhibition Season In Hall Of Fame Game

Exactly six months and one day after the Seattle Seahawks upset the Denver Broncos at Super Bowl XLVIII, the 2014 exhibition season opens. On Sunday night, the Buffalo Bills and New York Giants will face off in the annual Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. Buffalo opened as a 2-point football b...
Jul 31 2014

Top NCAA Teams to Win the ACC Championship

The defending national champion Florida State University will open the college football season as the biggest football betting favorites to win their league out of all the Power 5 Conference teams. According to football betting sites, FSU is 4/11 to win the ACC for a third straight season and 1...
Jul 30 2014

'Explosive' Rose Could Make the Bulls a Bargain

Maybe the basketball betting world has written off Derrick Rose a bit too soon. Yes, he tore the ACL in his left knee and missed the entire 2012-2013 NBA season. Then he tore the meniscus in his right knee just 10 games into last year’s less-than-impressive comeback (9.7 PER). But Rose looks ...
Jul 29 2014

Top Reasons why Patriots will Start Stronger than Ravens

Now that every NFL team is in training camp, updates are flying in from every direction. Two announcements that could affect how you bet on NFL involve the AFC contenders New England and Baltimore. As for the New England Patriots, tight end Rob Gronkowski, a key offensive player, has gotten the...
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 ...

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