gamblingiq

NASCAR AdvoCare 500 Preview

The drivers of the Sprint Cup Series will next head to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the AdvoCare 500 on Sunday night.

Brad Keselowski took the checkered flag last time out in the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Martin Truex Jr. and Jeff Gordon followed Keselowski across the finish line at Bristol, with Jimmie Johnson and Jamie McMurray rounding out the top five drivers. Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newman, Carl Edwards, and Marcos Ambrose made up the rest of the day’s Top 10. Keselowski is now second only to Kyle Busch with three victories on the season, and he’s sitting in one of the Wild Card berths along with Denny Hamlin for the Chase.

Kyle Busch, Johnson, Kenseth, Edwards, Kevin Harvick, Gordon, Newman, Kurt Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Tony Stewart are the current Top 10 in the driver standings. Stewart won this race last season, and he has three career Cup wins at Atlanta Motor Speedway on his resume. Gordon has won four Cup races at Atlanta, while Johnson, Kurt Busch, and Edwards have three wins apiece there.

Kasey Kahne and Mark Martin have each won two Cup races at Atlanta in their careers, and Kyle Busch, Earnhardt Jr., and Harvick have all won once on the track. Bobby Labonte has won six times at Atlanta, most recently in 2003. After racing in Atlanta the drivers of the Sprint Cup Series will move on to Richmond International Raceway for the Wonderful Pistachios 400 on September 10. The Chase then begins in the Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 18.

NASCAR AdvoCare 500 Preview

NASCAR Pure Michigan 400 Preview

The drivers of the Sprint Cup Series will head back to the oval this weekend when they take on Michigan International Speedway at the Pure Michigan 400.

Marcos Ambrose took the checkered flag last time out in the rain-delayed Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen at the Watkins Glen International road course.

Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch followed Ambrose across the finish line at Watkins Glen, while Martin Truex Jr. and Joey Logano rounded out the Top 5. Kevin Harvick, Juan Montoya, A.J. Allmendinger, Jeff Burton, and Jimmie Johnson made up the rest of the Top 10 on the day. Busch and Carl Edwards are tied for the lead in the driver standings after 22 races, with Johnson, Harvick, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch, Gordon, Ryan Newman, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Tony Stewart the other Top-10 drivers.

Denny Hamlin and Keselowski sit in the two Wild Card positions to make the Chase. Hamlin has won two of the last three races at Michigan, including the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 back in June. Mark Martin has five career Cup wins at Michigan, most recently taking the checkered flag in the 2009 LifeLock 400.

Gordon, Greg Biffle, Kenseth, Kurt Busch, Newman, and Edwards all have a pair of Cup wins at Michigan on their resumes, while Stewart, Earnhardt Jr., Harvick, and Kasey Kahne have one each. After racing at Michigan the drivers of the Sprint Cup Series will move on to Bristol Motor Speedway for the Irwin Tools Night Race on August 27. September’s schedule then features events at Atlanta, Richmond, Chicago, and Loudon.

NASCAR Pure Michigan 400 Preview

GIQ Flaschback: MLB Baseball All Star Game: Changes should Come after Epic Battle

MLB Baseball All Star Game: Changes should Come after Epic Battle July 17, 2008

By: Dirty – GamblingIQ.com

The All Star Break in Major League Baseball was one to Remember this year all the way around. Who could ask for anything better? You had three things that should make this the last In-Season All Star Game in Major League Baseball History.
  • You had the game being played at the most recognized and celebrated Stadium in the History of all sports, Yankee Stadium. It is the Shrine’s last year of being an active ball park before the Yankees move across the street into the new $1.2 billion Yankee Stadium. The old one will be turned into a Monument park and Museum and still host some amateur games the last I heard. I am just grateful they are not putting the wrecking ball to it like happens to most old stadiums. This was a perfect game, in the perfect setting for the Last All Star game to be held in Yankee Stadium.

  • Josh Hamilton hitting 28 homers in the first Round. Some of them made you think Zeus, the ancient Greek God, had been reincarnated and was bringing thunder and lighting with him. He hit one completely out of Yankee Stadium and ended with 35 total homeruns. Sure he didn’t win the competition as he had worn himself out with his God like feats in round one. Anyone watching could tell this kid who has battled back from self inflicted drug problems, and being out of baseball 3 years, was having the time of his life. He was feeding off the atmosphere and truly relished every moment. He would go from signing autographs between pitches to hitting 500’ blasts into the Gotham night. You got the feeling that this kid was Superman on this particular night. This young man should be a role model for any young player growing up today. He plays the game the right way, he appreciates what he has, and he is genuinely a great guy. Josh Hamilton battled back from the dredges of the drug culture and has proven that anyone can become a success with hard work and the right attitude.

  • Before the game the Stage was set with the unveiling of the All Time All Star Game team. It was very emotional and electric to see the stars of yesteryear. “The Boss” George Steinbrenner even made an appearance. The All Star Game Itself was a Instant Classic. The American League won an epic battle that seemed like it was going to last forever. It was like a boxing Match in the Rocky movies, but the heavy hitting was done by the pitching and defense of each team. The American League extended its winning streak to 12 straight with a Sac fly in the bottom of the 15th. You could feel each teams intesity growing throughout the game and by the 4th inning you got the feeling that these guys were here to play baseball and not put on an exhibition that was no fun to watch. Sadly the past 15 or so All Star games were nothing more than Big league players in their Uniforms acting like they were playing whiffel ball in their back yard. Not in this game. You could feel the excitement every inning. You could see the excitement, and the agony, on the players faces on almost every play. You had guys sliding hard into bases, trying to take catchers out, and you had pitchers working on 2 days rest that had thrown 100 pitches the game before. This was a throwback to the All Star Games to yesteryear.

Now lets get to the Changes I think Should be Made. You could have not written a better script to end something than what took place on Monday and Tuesday in The Bronx. Let the in season All Star Game end on a high note like it deserves. Now lets do something drastic. Lets end it and make it a 7 game series after the World Series is over. There are many reason to do this and Here are my thoughts

  1. You get rid of the silliest thing in sports – Letting the Home team in the World Series be determined in a what is usuall nothing more than a scrimmage.
  2. You will get home field Advantage going back to how it should be. Either rotate it every year, or let the team with the best record have it..
  3. You still have an All Star break to honor the guys in the Mid Summer Classic. You have a first half All Star Team and a Full Season All Star Team. The one in July can still be had like always. Only difference is you will Honor the guys who had a great first half of the season. You have the Homerun Derb, the Celebrity Softball game, etc on Monday. Then on Tuesday you have a Old Timers game like they used to have all the time and then you have a Rookies Vs. Sophmores in a “Future Stars” game that lasts 7 innings. You can also throw in a skills challenge, a Father and Son/Daughter Softball game, or anything the players want to have. It is their 3 day break. To increase fan interaction let so many lucky fans come down to the field and try to hit or strike out their favorite Super Star. Have a make a wish foundation bring in some kids with severe illnesses come in and spend some time with their Favorite player. Just make it where it is fun and relaxing and the guys get a 3 day break from the daily grind of a 162 game schedule. You would get all the players and their families there even if they were injured for a fun and relaxing time.
  4. 4. Full Season All Star Series would be held after the World Series. Voting would be done like it is now but wouldn’t start until August 1 and would end the last day of the regular season. Our Stars are already going to Japan and other countries to play in Exhibition games, why not let them do it here in America for the fans that pay their salaires and support their teams. The games would be played in warm weather cities or in domes. The Fans would turn out and you would get a sweet TV deal to air the games during the week to fill the void on no Midweek football at that point. The stars would be more apt to play as they would not be as worried about getting injured and ruining their 2nd half of the season. Teams would let their stars play for the same reason. Pitchers could make more than a token appearance. You could add spots to the roster so more players from the lesser teams could make it. If you are a Royals fan you could see your guy play a good bit instead of pinch hit.

I could keep on and will maybe if I get some good feedback on this idea. I believe it would go along way in bridging the gap between baseball and the fans that have been alienated by the Strike, Steroids, and that idiot Bud Selig ruining the game we love as an owner acting like a Commisioner.

Lets get America’s Pastime back to where it belongs…… A Fan Favorite and something we enjoy watching and talking about and as far away from all the black eyes the sport has suffered the past 15 years. Any Comments can be made on our Forums at the Link Below:

MLB Baseball All Star Game: Changes should Come after Epic Battle

NFL Retirement Rule: Why the “Brett Favre Rule” Should be Implemented

August 4, 2008

By: Dirty

The circus that Brett Favre created by backing out of his retirement has brought a black eye to the NFL, its fans, and the storied Green Bay Packers. The Circus that he has created needs to be addressed by Commissioner Goodell to make sure this disgrace to the game never happens again. There is a simple solution that I will get into in a minute. Below are my reasons why I believe this.

He gave a moving tearful speech a few weeks after the Super Bowl that brought tears to many. He retired the best way he could have other than winning a Super Bowl. He was adamant that he was done with football forever and was looking forward to spending time with his wife and kids. He even went as far as to tell Green Bay executives who flew to Mississippi to speak to him the night before the NFL Draft in April that they could move on. He was going to stay retired.

The Green Bay Packers, their fans and most importantly Aaron Rodgers took him at his word. The team prepared for life without Brett and drafted that way. They gave the reigns to the talented, but unproven, Rodgers and told him the team was his. The fans moved on the best they knew how and were ready to support Rodgers. Rodgers spent countless hours in mini-camp and extra work preparing for his new role as leader of the Packers. The Green Bay Packers and its fans were finally coming to grips that the legendary gunslinger was riding off into the Sunset with his next stop to be Canton, Ohio. What better way to go out by almost making it to the Super Bowl and Favre having a career year after 3 seasons where he was mediocre at best.
But Wait!!!! Favre was just pulling our legs… he didn’t mean the tear filled retirement…. He was forced into it by the Packers …. Blah, Blah, Blah….

Oh the Humanity that an NFL team wanted to know what Favre was going to do. It didn’t matter that Favre had held the Packers hostage the last 3 years telling them he didn’t know if he would play or not until right before the season. It didn’t that if he was not going to play the team had to draft with a different strategy. What he did was unfair to the coaches, management, and fans, but most importantly it was unfair to his teammates. They had to know who to stand behind. Would it be Favre or Rodgers? They just needed to know so they could prepare properly for the 2008-09’ NFL season. It is hard enough to win in the NFL in the salary cap ERA because lack of depth, but even more-so when you have to replace a legend.

As a former coach of college baseball prospects playing American Legion Baseball I personally had to go through this almost every summer. A couple of our players would graduate with a year of eligibility left. They would go on and play a season of College ball and still be eligible to play depending on their date of birth. We would literally not know if they were playing or not until the first of June, when our season started the 3rd weekend of May. It was hard on the coaches, players, and fans not knowing. If you know then you can prepare. It keeps everyone held Hostage.

The Circus that is going on in the NFL could be remedied very easily by the NFL implementing the “Brett Favre Rule”. The rule would simply state that when you go on TV and whine, cry and pour your heart out and give thanks to everyone this side of the Dalai Lama that you are done for one year. Once you announce your retirement publicly, or to team officials, you have 14 days to submit your retirement papers to the NFL Commissioners Office. If you submit the proper paperwork then you can be reinstated in 365 days if you pass your physical and the Commissioner approves. If you do not submit the paper work then you waive your right to reinstatement forever.

This would work in most cases, because most guys like Favre just don’t know what to do with their time when it is time to report to camp. It is what they have done their whole lives. Start playing football in August. Once you sit out a year you have had plenty of time to think things over and assess the situation.

If you don’t want to retire or can’t make up your mind, then you can be put on the physically unable to perform list until you do. That way the team is not responsible for your salary during your time of indecision.

Brett Favre and his childish behavior has disgraced himself, his family, the NFL, but most importantly the NFL and the Green Bay Packers family. He has put the Packers in a no win situation because no matter what they decide they are goats. The only suitable outcome would be for Rodgers to win the Super Bowl. Anything short of that then everyone would say “If we would have had Brett we would have (fill in the blank). I knew the management should have let him play”.

Now we have to put up with the Circus for a few more weeks and all just because Brett Favre is acting like the neighborhood kid that took his ball and went home because he didn’t get his way. Then when he found out everyone else moved on he got upset and is making them pay.

NFL Retirement Rule: Why the “Brett Favre Rule” Should be Implemented

Pac 12 Football Preview: Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Oregon Ducks

The fans at Autzen Stadium will be treated to a game between the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Oregon Ducks when they take their seats on Saturday.

Oddsmakers currently have the Ducks listed as 14-point favorites versus the Sun Devils, while the game’s total is sitting at 67.

Arizona State was a 35-14 winner in its last match on the road against Utah. They covered the 3?point spread as favorites, while the total score of 49 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. In their last action, Oregon was a 43-15 winner at home against California. They covered the 24?point spread as favorites, while the combined score (58) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Current streak: Arizona State has won 3 straight games. Oregon has won 4 straight games. Team records: Arizona State: 5-1 SU, 2-4 ATS Oregon: 4-1 SU, 3-2 ATS

Arizona State most recently: When playing in October are 6-4 When playing on turf are 4-6 After outgaining opponent are 4-6 When playing within the conference are 7-3 Oregon most recently: When playing in October are 10-0 When playing on turf are 9-1 After outgaining opponent are 9-1 When playing within the conference are 10-0

A few trends to consider: Arizona State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona State’s last 8 games The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Arizona State’s last 24 games on the road Arizona State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games Oregon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home Oregon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arizona State Oregon is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oregon’s last 7 games at home Next up: Arizona State home to Colorado, Saturday, October 29 Oregon at Colorado, Saturday, October 22

Pac 12 Football Preview: Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Oregon Ducks

Odds on Who the Charlotte Bobcats Will Take #2 in the 2012 NBA Draft

Who will the Bobcats draft #2 overall?

Thomas Robinson (Kansas) 6/5 (+120)

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Kentucky) 7/5 (+140) Bradley Beal (Florida) 6/1 (+600)

Harrison Barnes (North Carolina) 8/1 (+800) Any Other Player 13/2 (+650)

Get All Your NBA Draft Prop Bets at Bovada Online Sportsbook.

Odds on Who the Charlotte Bobcats Will Take #2 in the 2012 NBA Draft

Updated Tiger Woods Prop Bets

Odds to win the 2012 US PGA Tour Money List

Before win 7/1 Today 11/4

Will Tiger Woods win a Major in 2012?

Before win 11/8 Today 5/4

Tiger Woods - Total Tournament Wins in 2012?

Over 3 (-150) Under 3 (+115)

Tiger Woods - Total Majors won 2012

None 8/13 Exactly 1 15/8

Exactly 2 8/1 Exactly 3 33/1

Grand Slam 66/1 Get All Your PGA Betting Odds at Bovada Sportsbook.

Updated Tiger Woods Prop Bets

Big East Basketball Preview: Georgetown Hoyas vs. Marquette Golden Eagles

The Georgetown Hoyas and the Marquette Golden Eagles will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Bradley Center.

Oddsmakers currently have the Golden Eagles listed as 4½-point favorites versus the Hoyas, while the game’s total is sitting at 132.

Georgetown won its last outing, a 59-41 result against Notre Dame on February 27. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. Last time out for Marquette, they were a 72-61 loser as they battled Cincinnati on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point underdog.

Georgetown: Team record: 22-6 SU, 14-9 ATS Current streak: won 2 straight games. is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Marquette

When playing on Saturday are 6-4 After playing Notre Dame are 7-3 After a win are 6-4 Marquette: Team record: 24-6 SU, 14-11-2 ATS

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 8 games when playing Georgetown The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 7 games When playing on Saturday are 9-1 After playing Cincinnati are 6-4 After a loss are 7-3

Big East Basketball Preview: Georgetown Hoyas vs. Marquette Golden Eagles

Horizon League Tournament Preview: Butler Bulldogs vs. Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers

The Butler Bulldogs and the Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Oddsmakers currently have the Bulldogs listed as 2½-point favorites versus the Panthers, while the game’s total is sitting at 120.

Butler was a 70-52 winner in their most recent outing at home against Wright State. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites. Wisc-Milwaukee was a 68-55 winner in their most recent outing at home against Illinois-Chicago. They covered the 12.5-point spread as favorites.

Butler: Team record: 19-13 SU, 10-17-2 ATS When playing on Friday are 8-2 After playing Wright State are 7-3 After a win are 6-4

Wisc-Milwaukee: Team record: 20-12 SU, 14-12-2 ATS Current streak: won 5 straight games. is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games when playing Butler The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games is 7-1-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Butler

When playing on Friday are 5-5 After playing Illinois-Chicago are 6-4 After a win are 6-4

Horizon League Tournament Preview: Butler Bulldogs vs. Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers

Red-Hot Stampeders Top CFL Betting Board, Face West Rival

The CFL’s top two West Division teams will square off in a primetime bout this long weekend when the 6-2 Calgary Stampeders host the 5-3 Edmonton Eskimos on Monday afternoon.

Not only does the match serve as a potential preview of the league’s West Division final, it also gives bettors an inside look at two heated story lines that ought to factor into any CFL betting decision. Though both teams sit towards the top of the Grey Cup futures list, they?re headed in vastly opposite directions.

Having won their last four games, the Stampeders are well on their way to replicating last year?s success when they finished the 2010 campaign with the best record in Canadian football. The Eskimos, on the other hand, after winning their first five games of the season have been in free fall ever since. With just 5/1 odds of winning the Grey Cup - a low mark considering six of the eight teams in the league make the playoffs - bettor confidence is obviously waning.

In contrast, the Stampeders have 9/4 odds of winning the CFL championship this fall. A mark even more optimistic than the 7-1 Blue Bombers and two-time reigning champion Alouettes. Will the Stampeders continue their torrid run through the league or will the spotlight be all Edmonton needs to get their wayward season back on track?

Bet CFL Action with Bodog.

Red-Hot Stampeders Top CFL Betting Board, Face West Rival

Winnipeg Blue Bombers: Early Fluke or High Payout CFL Bet Option

A season ago the Winnipeg Blue Bombers were a nonfactor, the lone East Division team to miss the boat on the playoffs. Their 4-14 record wasn’t just last in their own conference though, but also the entire league.

This season, however, they’ve emerged as one of the most intriguing options on the odds board.

Through 2011’s first six weeks, the Blue Bombers have not only turned their fortunes around, but done so dramatically. They currently sit first in the East Division and tied in the CFL for the best record. Their defense has allowed the fewest amount of points against this season - by far. Perhaps most impressively, they’ve already won more games than last year out.

Why then, do they have just 7/1 odds of winning the Grey Cup? This Saturday, Winnipeg will have an opportunity to extend their 5-1 mark to 6-1, as they host the last-place B.C. Lions. A victory may well raise their stock in the eyes of oddsmakers but likely not by much.

Despite their success so far this season, they remain closer to the bottom of the barrel than the top when it comes to CFL futures. Will Winnipeg’s success last over the course of the season? It may be tough with the Montreal Alouettes on their heels and with the West Division sharpening their teeth as they year progresses, but at least the Blue Bombers can take solace in the fact that no matter what happens over the remaining 12 weeks, they’ve already improved in the win column.

Bet CFL Action with Bodog.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers: Early Fluke or High Payout CFL Bet Option

NHL Season Preview: Who will be the Top Teams in the NHL in 2012-2013?

This was a Stanley Cup playoffs that the online sportsbooks will not soon forget. The lowest seed to ever win a Stanley Cup raised the trophy this year and the Los Angeles Kings finally got the national recognition it has deserved for some time. This year saw a lot of surprises that have many of the fans wondering who will be the top teams that will compete for the Stanley Cup in the 2012-2013 season.

Let’s take a look at who the betting sites think will be the teams to beat when the NHL drops the puck on the 2012-2013 season. It may surprise you to see who is not included in this list rather than who is actually there.

Los Angeles Kings

The Kings are not a flash in the pan that was put together at the trade deadline. Los Angeles picked up its most important pieces over the course of this season and those pieces helped to complete a very good hockey team. As long as the management in Los Angeles can keep the Kings together and make sure that this core of excellent players is on the roster, the Kings will remain a team to beat in the Western Conference for many years to come.

St. Louis Blues

When the season started, the sports betting online experts did not expect much from the St. Louis Blues. The team had missed the playoffs the year before and was starting out with a new head coach. But that head coach just happened to be Ken Hitchcock and the Blues wound up being the surprise of the Western Conference. The team has a very strong defense and very capable goaltenders. Hitchcock will spend the off-season repairing the things that went wrong for the Blues in the playoffs and turn St. Louis into a Stanley Cup contender.

Buffalo Sabres

For almost 75 percent of the 2011-2012 season, it looked like the Buffalo Sabres looked like they would continue to be the disappointment they had been for years. But, as the season came to an end, the best sports betting sites started to see signs from the Sabres that it was developing a roster that could be much more than just competitive. The Sabres are getting bigger and younger, which has been the way that other teams have moved towards becoming Stanley Cup champions. If goaltender Ryan Miller can start off 2012-2013 in his elite form, then the Sabres will be a force to be reckoned with.

Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals drifted aimlessly through the 2011-2012 season with what seemed to be no enthusiasm at all. New head coach Dale Hunter did not seem to have any answers until rookie goaltender Braden Holtby stepped into the nets. The Capitals still have a very talented offensive team. With Holtby in goal, Washington can be reinvigorated to start winning again.

NHL Season Preview: Who will be the Top Teams in the NHL in 2012-2013?

Golf Betting: Odds to Win the 2012 US Open

Odds To Win The 2012 US OPEN - Olympic Club, San Francisco, California

Tiger Woods 5/1 Lee Westwood 12/1

Luke Donald 12/1 Rory McIlroy 14/1

Phil Mickelson 14/1 Matt Kuchar 28/1

Bubba Watson 28/1 Jason Dufner 28/1

Justin Rose 33/1 Zach Johnson 33/1

Hunter Mahan 33/1 Adam Scott 33/1

Steve Stricker 40/1 Keegan Bradley 40/1

Louis Oosthuizen 40/1 Martin Kaymer 40/1

Rickie Fowler 40/1 Nick Watney 40/1

Jim Furyk 40/1 Dustin Johnson 50/1

Charl Schwartzel 50/1 Sergio Garcia 50/1

Webb Simpson 50/1 Jason Day 50/1

Ernie Els 66/1 Graeme McDowell 66/1

Peter Hanson 66/1 Padraig Harrington 66/1

Ian Poulter 66/1 Bo Van Pelt 80/1

Geoff Ogilvy 80/1 K.J. Choi 80/1

Brandt Snedeker 80/1 Francesco Molinari 80/1

Bill Haas 80/1 Charles Howell III 80/1

Martin Laird 80/1 Aaron Baddeley 100/1

Retief Goosen 100/1 Henrik Stenson 100/1

David Toms 100/1 Johnson Wagner 100/1

Matteo Manassero 100/1 Sean O'Hair 100/1

Gary Woodland 125/1 Robert Karlsson 125/1

Miguel Angel Jimenez125/1 Ben Crane 125/1

Sang-Moon Bae 125/1 Fredrik Jacobson 125/1

Kyle Stanley 125/1 John Senden 125/1

Stewart Cink 125/1 Jonathan Byrd 125/1

Paul Casey 125/1 Vijay Singh 125/1

Angel Cabrera 125/1 Kevin Na 125/1

Y.E. Yang 125/1 Alvaro Quiros 125/1

Paul Lawrie 150/1 Mark Wilson 150/1

Thomas Bjorn 150/1 Ryo Ishikawa 150/1

Trevor Immelman 150/1 Darren Clarke 150/1

To Win A Major In 2012

Tiger Woods 7/4 Rory McIlroy 5/2

Luke Donald 7/2 Lee Westwood 4/1

Phil Mickelson 4/1 Adam Scott 7/1

Dustin Johnson 8/1 Martin Kaymer 8/1

Jason Day 10/1 Matt Kuchar 10/1

Steve Stricker 10/1 Charl Schwartzel 10/1

Nick Watney 10/1 Sergio Garcia 10/1

Rickie Fowler 14/1 Graeme McDowell 16/1

Webb Simpson 16/1 Geoff Ogilvy 16/1

Paul Casey 20/1 Bill Haas 20/1

Keegan Bradley 20/1 Get All Your PGA Golf Betting needs at Bovada Online Sportsbook.

Golf Betting: Odds to Win the 2012 US Open

MLB Odds: Phillies Host Dodgers in NL Slugfest

The 2012 MLB season is two months old, yet already we’re seeing things we never expected. In particular, who would have thought that the Philadelphia Phillies would be last in their division while the Los Angeles Dodgers would be running away in theirs. These two teams will begin a four-game MLB betting series starting Monday.

Get all your MLB futures at Bovada?s online sportsbook.

Don’t have a Bovada account? Join now.

A year ago at this time, the Phillies held a comfortable lead in the NL East, while the Dodgers were struggling to stay out of the basement of the NL West. What a difference a year makes.

With a lengthy injury list, including stars Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and now Roy Halladay, the Phillies can’t seem to catch a break. The Dodgers haven’t been safe from the injury bug, as Matt Kemp can’t seem to stay healthy.

The series starts with a battle of lefties when Cliff Lee, who is somehow 0-2 in eight starts with a 3.00 ERA and 54 strikeouts goes against Clayton Kershaw, who is 4-3 with a 2.42 ERA and 64 strikeouts.

These two teams still have great MLB futures at the Bovada Sportsbook. Philly’s odds are set at 14/1 while the Dodgers hold better odds at 10/1. Think that’s how it will play out? Go to Bovada and prove it now.

Armed and Ready. Get your MLB odds at Bovada today.

MLB Odds: Phillies Host Dodgers in NL Slugfest

NHL Stanley Cup Overview – Can the Kings Stay On Track?


Sport betting enthusiasts all over the world have been keeping a close eye on the march to the Stanley Cup Finals and the Los Angeles Kings have impressed a lot of people. The Kings could be the first-ever eighth seed to win the Stanley Cup, so long as Los Angeles can keep on putting out efforts like the one it gave in game one of the Cup Finals. The Belmont Stakes betting is huge because it is for the Triple Crown. But the story of the Los Angeles Kings is also catching fire all over the world.

Can the Kings see this through to a successful conclusion? Neither the Kings nor the New Jersey Devils were expected to be in the Stanley Cup Finals this year. The Devils are opportunistic and took advantage of every mistake their opponents made. But New Jersey has a lot of holes in its armor that make it susceptible to being defeated. The Kings proved that in game one. Now the betting sites are curious to see if the Kings can maintain this pace and bring Lord Stanley’s trophy back to Tinseltown.
Offense

The Kings had been dormant on offense all season long. When the playoffs started, it looked like the sleeping Los Angeles offense would never wake up. It seemed like winning the opening round of the playoffs kick-started the Los Angeles offense and it has been hitting on all cylinders ever since. The Los Angeles offense is aggressive, strong and smart. It is led by captain Dustin Brown who has put his body in harm’s way more than once in this series just to make sure that the Kings advanced to the next round. With Jeff Carter, Anze Kopitar and Mike Richards finally putting the puck into the net, the Kings now have an offensive system that should be strong enough to challenge the New Jersey defense.

Defense When a team has a goaltender such as Jonathan Quick behind it, the tendency is to bring the defense on the offensive attack and let Quick fend for himself. That worked in game one, but the legal online sports betting sites know that it is not a system that can be used for the entire series.

The Kings need to get a little better at defensive positioning and making sure that the Devils have a difficult time entering the Los Angeles zone. The Devils have not been nearly as prolific at scoring goals in these playoffs as the Kings have, but that does not mean that the Kings should let its guard down. Los Angeles needs to tighten up on defense and make sure that the defensive zone is covered at all times. Remember that the Devils are opportunistic on offense. If the Kings start to leave openings in the defensive zone, then the Devils will exploit them. Overview
The Kings have the upper hand by winning game one of the Stanley Cup Finals. But the Kings need to stay aggressive and play smart hockey if it wants to walk away with the championship. Los Angeles does have what it takes to be the first number eight seed to win the Cup. It just needs to make sure it does not get complacent as the series goes on.


NHL Stanley Cup Overview – Can the Kings Stay On Track?

Sunday Night Baseball Preview: Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers

The Los Angeles Angels and the Texas Rangers will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at Rangers Ballpark.

The Angels will give the ball to starter Jered Weaver in this one. Righthander Weaver is 5-0 this season with a 1.60 ERA. It’ll be Neftali Feliz toeing the rubber for the Rangers in this contest. Righthander Feliz is 2-1 with a 3.19 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rangers listed as 124-moneyline favorites versus the Angels, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½. The Angels were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at +142 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 15-19 SU
Texas: 22-12 SU Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 3-7
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Texas most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing LA Angels are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2 A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of LA Angels’s last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Angels’s last 11 games on the road
LA Angels are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas’s last 6 games
Texas is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas’s last 6 games when playing at home against LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Texas’s last 16 games at home

Next up:
LA Angels home to Oakland, Monday, May 14
Texas home to Kansas City, Monday, May 14 Get all Your MLB Lines and Future Bets at Justbet Online Sportsbook.

Sunday Night Baseball Preview: Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers

National League Preview: Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals

The fans at Busch Stadium will be treated to a game between the Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals when they take their seats on Sunday.

The Braves will give the ball to starter Tommy Hanson in this one. Righthander Hanson is 3-3 this season with a 3.63 ERA. Meanwhile, it’ll be Lance Lynn who starts for the Cardinals. Righthander Lynn is 6-0 with a 1.40 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 142-moneyline favorites versus the Braves, while the game’s total is sitting at 7. The Braves were a 7-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at +126 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Atlanta has won 2 straight games.
St. Louis has lost 2 straight games. Team records:
Atlanta: 21-13 SU
St. Louis: 20-13 SU

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 5-5 St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Atlanta is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Atlanta’s last 13 games when playing St. Louis
Atlanta is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis’s last 5 games at home
St. Louis is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against
Atlanta The total has gone OVER in 10 of St. Louis’s last 13 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis’s last 11 games Next up:
Atlanta home to Cincinnati, Monday, May 14
St. Louis home to Chi Cubs, Monday, May 14

Get all your MLB Betting lines at Justbet Online Sportsbook.

National League Preview: Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Banged Up Clippers Take on the Grizzlies in Game 7 in Memphis

The Los Angeles Clippers and the Memphis Grizzlies will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at FedExForum.

Oddsmakers currently have the Grizzlies listed as 7½-point favorites versus the Clippers, while the game’s total is sitting at 176½. The Grizzlies were a 90-88 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (178) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Los Angeles:
Team record: 40-26 SU, 33-32-1 ATS The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of the LA Clippers last 13 games when playing Memphis
LA Clippers are 17-8 SU in their last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 6 games when playing on the road against Memphis

When playing on Sunday are 2-8
After playing Memphis are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4 Memphis:
Team record: 41-25 SU, 29-37 ATS

is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of last 13 games when playing LA Clippers When playing on Sunday are 4-6
After playing LA Clippers are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Get All you NBA Playoff Odds at Justbet Online Sportsbook.

Banged Up Clippers Take on the Grizzlies in Game 7 in Memphis

NASCAR Sprint Cup Bojangles' Southern 500 Preview

The drivers of the Sprint Cup Series will return to the track on Saturday night in the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Brad Keselowski held off Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth last time out en route to taking the checkered flag in the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway. Kasey Kahne and Greg Biffle rounded out the top five drivers at Talladega, with Clint Bowyer, David Ragan, Trevor Bayne, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Jeff Burton making up the rest of the Top 10 in the Aaron’s 499.

After 10 races Biffle now holds a seven-point lead on Kenseth and a nine-point advantage on Earnhardt Jr. in the driver standings. Denny Hamlin, who ended up 23rd at Talladega, is fourth in the current standings. Regan Smith won the Southern 500 last season, while Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with seven career Cup wins on the track.

Biffle, Burton, Jimmie Johnson, and Mark Martin each have two Cup wins at Darlington, and Hamlin and Busch have both won there once. After competing at Darlington this weekend the drivers of the Sprint Cup Series will move on to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the circuit’s annual All-Star Race on May 19.

Get All Your NASCAR Sprint Cup Betting Odds at EZStreetSports.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Bojangles’ Southern 500 Preview

76ers and Celtics Open Their 2nd Round NBA Playoff Series in Boston

The Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at TD Garden.

Oddsmakers currently have the Celtics listed as 5-point favorites versus the 76ers, while the game’s total is sitting at 170. Philadelphia:
Team record: 35-31 SU, 34-32 ATS

is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games when playing Boston When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 1-9
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Boston:
Team record: 39-27 SU, 34-31-1 ATS is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 8 games

When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing are 9-1
After playing Atlanta are 8-2
After a win are 5-5 Next up:
Philadelphia at Boston, Monday, May 14
Boston home to Philadelphia, Monday, May 14

Get All Your NBA Playoff Odds and Futures Bets at EZStreetSports.

76ers and Celtics Open Their 2nd Round NBA Playoff Series in Boston