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Free Pick USC vs Notre Dame

by Sportsbook Advisor - 11/20/2018 3:32 PM

The last couple picks we posted here for you exclusively at Free Picks USA worked out pretty well. Lets try to make it three in a row with this free pick of USC vs Notre Dame.Its rivalry week and USC vs Notre Dame is usually a very exciting matchup. This year Notre Dame is having a season for the ages while USC is wrapped in the dull shadows of mediocrity. Notre Dame is ranked #3 in the land and h...

 

Free Pick Michigan vs Indiana

by Sportsbook Advisor - 11/13/2018 2:59 PM

Saturday November 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm EST in Michigan Stadium, the Wolverines of Michigan will take on the Hoosiers of Indiana.The Wolverines are favored by 28.5 points. The Hoosiers are 5-5 straight up and just 4-6 ATS. They average 255 passing and 155 rushing. They allow 232 passing and 181 rushing. They score 27 points but allow 30 PPG. They had lost four in a row before a come from behind vict...

 

Iowa State vs Baylor Free Pick

by Sportsbook Advisor - 11/7/2018 2:22 PM

Saturday November 10, 2018 at 3:30 pm EST The Cyclones of Iowa State will face the Bears of Baylor.The location is Jack Trice Stadium in Iowa. The point spread is currently Iowa State -14.5A person may look at the overall records (BAY 5-4 and ISU 5-3) and wonder why Iowa State is favored by over two TDs. The answer to that is because Iowa State has been a juggernaut as of late. They have won and c...

 

NC State vs FSU Free Pick

by Sportsbook Advisor - 10/31/2018 2:57 PM

We are going to take a look at the FSU at NC State game and try to handicap this thing so that we have a winning bet on our hands.At 3:30 on Saturday, November 3, 2018 The Seminoles of Florida State are in Raleigh, North Carolina to take on the Wolfpack of NC State. FSU is 4-4 and NC State is 5-2.NC State is currently -9 points and the total is 53.NC State is 3-4 ATS and is 2-2 ATS at home. FSU is...

 

Purdue vs Ohio State Free Pick

by Sportsbook Advisor - 10/17/2018 4:50 PM

Saturday at 7:30 pm EST - The Ohio State Buckeyes take to Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana to play the Boilermakers of Purdue. Ohio State comes in as the number two team in the land according to ESPN. They are 7-0 straight up and just 3-4 against the spread. The offense averages 43 PPG and the defense allows just under 20 PPG. Their offense is very powerful and puts up an astounding 371...

 

Indiana vs Iowa College Football Free Pick

by Sportsbook Advisor - 10/9/2018 12:01 PM

On Saturday, at noon, a Big Ten showdown between Iowa and Indiana will occur. Surprisingly enough, this game really matters in shaping the conference and deciding who goes to what bowl game as both teams are good this year.Iowa is 4-1 straight up and against the spread. Their only loss came to Wisconsin. They average 30 PPG on offense and allow 16 PPG. Indiana is 4-2 straight up but only 2-4 ATS....

 

Free Pick NC State vs Boston College

by Sportsbook Advisor - 10/2/2018 7:43 PM

Saturday on October 6th - 12:30 pm ESTBoston College +4.5NC State -4.5This is a pretty big ACC matchup. Both teams are considered to be in the top half of the ACC conference. Boston College was once ranked #22 in the land this year but since their one and only loss to Purdue, has dropped out of the top 25. Only to be replaced by NC State, who is ranked #22Here are some quick win/loss records for S...

 

Free Pick Army at Buffalo

by Sportsbook Advisor - 9/27/2018 11:40 AM

We will try to keep this one short and sweet. (2-2) Army at (4-0) BuffaloThe spread currently has Buffalo favored by 7.5 points. The opening line was Buffalo -9.When looking at the raw numbers it would appear that Buffalo is a juggernaut and that ARMY is just an average team. Besides their win/loss records, Buffalo averages 40 points on offense and only allows 20 PPG. Whereas Army scores 25 PPG an...

 

Red Sox-Yankees in Marquee Matchup

by Bovada - 9/18/2018 1:59 PM

There's no better rivalry in all of baseball, and it's always better when both the Boston Red Sox (103-47, plus-35.42 betting units) and the New York Yankees (91-58, minus-11.88 units) are World Series contenders. They'll meet Thursday night at Yankee Stadium in the finale of a three-game series; YES, NESN and MLB Network provide the coverage at 7:05 PM ET. The Red Sox are +350 favorites on the Wo...

 

Jays Playing out the String in Baltimore

by Bovada - 9/17/2018 2:24 PM

Just two weeks remain in what's been a forgettable season for the Toronto Blue Jays (67-82, minus-9.78 betting units). But at least they'll get three more games against the last-place Baltimore Orioles (43-106, minus-53.50 units). Wednesday's series finale begins at 7:05 PM ET on Sportsnet. Although the starting pitchers have yet to be officially determined at press time, it looks like Sam Gavigli...

 

Red Sox and Yankees Clash on Tuesday

by Bovada - 9/17/2018 2:23 PM

As the MLB regular season nears conclusion, every game goes toward clarifying the playoff picture. While it's a foregone conclusion that Boston will take the AL East title, the Red Sox will have the opportunity to officially celebrate clinching by winning two of three from the Yankees this week. Beginning on Tuesday, New York will welcome the Red Sox to Yankees Stadium for the first of a three-gam...

 

Important NL Battle in Dodgers-Cards

by Bovada - 9/13/2018 5:04 PM

There isn't a lot of drama left in the American League postseason hunt. The National League is a different story; Sunday night's game between the Los Angeles Dodgers (79-67, minus-28.11 betting units) and the St. Louis Cardinals (81-65, plus-4.67 units) has playoff ramifications for both clubs - and many others surrounding them in the NL standings. First pitch from Busch Stadium is 8:05 PM ET on E...

 

Oakland Visits Orioles Looking for W

by Bovada - 9/11/2018 12:34 PM

The Oakland Athletics (87-57, plus-36.23 units) will almost certainly make the playoffs this year. But they're still trying to chase down the AL West title, or failing that, the No. 1 AL Wild Card berth. That should give Oakland plenty of motivation heading into Thursday's matchup with the last-place Baltimore Orioles (41-102, minus-52.14 units), beginning at 7:05 PM ET on the MLB Network. Oakland...

 

All Picks Are Documented

by Free Picks USA - 9/8/2018 4:13 PM

This is a friendly reminder that all picks at this site are documented and can be sorted at any time. You simply need to go to FREE PICK ARCHIVEIt is important to document all picks so that a site visitor can review past performance and decide which capper is right for them. And what I mean by that is that some handicappers may choose more underdogs, others may play more money-lines. While other s...

 

Who Should You Still Bet to win it all in NCAA Football?

by Sportsbook Advisor - 9/7/2018 4:37 PM

College football is heading into week three (really week two). The action is heating up and now is the time to pick some teams that have a realistic shot at winning the title. We created an article today showcasing some of the college football championship odds movements after a very active week 1. Along with writing about the odds changes we included why they changed. But, we also threw i...

 

MLB Odds: Cubs Can Use a Win in Washington

by Bovada - 9/4/2018 6:04 PM

It looks like the Chicago Cubs (81-56, plus-3.76 betting units) will win the NL Central again, but nothing is etched in stone. A win this Thursday over the Washington Nationals (69-69, minus-25.13 units) would be most welcome indeed. MLB Network has the coverage at 7:05 PM ET. Kyle Hendricks (3.77 ERA) is due up for the Cubs, as they try to increase their four-game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers...

 

MLB Odds: Jays Host Rays Post-Donaldson

by Bovada - 9/4/2018 6:03 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays (62-74, minus-10.74 betting units) should have their hands full this Wednesday when they host the red-hot Tampa Bay Rays (73-63, plus-16.83 units). Tampa Bay have won 11 of their past 13 games, while the Blue Jays have dropped five of seven. First pitch is at 7:07 PM ET on Sportsnet. While it's not official yet at press time, ESPN has Aaron Sanchez (5.22 ERA) pegged to get th...

 

Revived Astros Host Helpless Halos

by Bovada - 8/30/2018 3:12 PM

Have the Houston Astros (82-51, minus-8.96 betting units) finally figured things out? After a 1-7 slump that saw them surrender the lead in the American League West, the defending World Series champions have won eight of their last 10 games, vaulting back on top heading into this week's four-game series against the visiting Los Angeles Angels (64-69, minus-13.32 units). The finale will be aired on...

 

Sanchez Back on Mound to Face Marlins

by Bovada - 8/29/2018 11:27 AM

After wrapping up a series in Baltimore on Thursday, the Toronto Blue Jays fly south to take on the Miami Marlins for a three-game set starting this Friday. The Jays have tasted a rare bit of success of late, winning five of their last seven games, while also watching DH Kendrys Morales swat home runs in seven straight games. While Morales came up one game short of the MLB record for consecutive...

 

Cleveland Continue Playoff March Versus Twins

by Bovada - 8/28/2018 12:16 PM

This has been a disappointing year overall for the American League Central. All five teams have failed to beat the baseball odds, but someone has to win the division, and it looks like that someone will be Cleveland (74-56, minus-14.76 betting units). The Tribe will host the second-place Minnesota Twins (61-69, minus-10.52 units) this Thursday at 1:10 PM ET. Mike Clevinger (3.30 ERA) will get the...

 

Mets All-Star deGrom Faces Hamels, Cubs on Tuesday

by Bovada - 8/27/2018 1:26 PM

The New York Mets will visit the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday with Jacob deGrom and Cole Hamels set to go head-to-head in the most intriguing pitching matchup of the night. deGrom, who has been among the best pitchers in baseball all season, will carry a 1.71 ERA, a 0.97 WHIP and an 11.07 K/9 with him to the mound in Chicago. He will look to match his last start against the Cubs back on June 2, when...

 

Blue Jays Face Orioles Wednesday

by Bovada - 8/27/2018 1:25 PM

If the Toronto Blue Jays (60-70, minus-8.06 betting units) got to face the Baltimore Orioles (37-94, minus-49.12 units) every week, maybe they'd be going to the playoffs. The Jays will face Baltimore this Wednesday for the sixth time in nine games. Sportsnet has the coverage from Camden Yards beginning at 7:05 PM ET. Rookie left-hander Ryan Borucki (4.12 ERA) is projected to start for Toronto...

 

Shaky Yankees Meet Orioles at Camden Yards

by Bovada - 8/23/2018 1:12 PM

The second half of the 2018 regular season hasn't been a smooth one for the New York Yankees (79-47, minus-1.14 betting units). But they can solidify their playoff spot with a strong performance against the last-place Baltimore Orioles (37-90, minus-45.12 units) on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball. First pitch at Oriole Park is 8:05 PM ET. Luis Severino (3.28 ERA) gets the nod for the Yankees, as he...

 

Arrieta to Take on the Jays in Series Opener

by Bovada - 8/22/2018 1:19 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies kick off interleague play this Friday. While the Phillies have struggled of late, going 4-6 over their last 10 games, they should be able to make some ground against the Jays. Rumored to have been in on the Arrieta sweepstakes just eight months ago, the Toronto Blue Jays are now on a different path and have entered full rebuild mode. At 57-69, the Ja...

 

Mets-Phillies on Sunday Night Baseball

by Bovada - 8/16/2018 1:42 PM

The Philadelphia Phillies (66-53, plus-12.98 betting units) are in the thick of the National League East race. The New York Mets (51-67, minus-16.18 units) are on the outside looking in. They'll wrap up a rare five-game series when they meet this Sunday night in Williamsport at 8:05 PM ET on ESPN. Nick Pivetta (4.37 ERA) is projected to start for Philadelphia. The pride of Victoria, British Columb...

 

Cubs Visit Pirates in Double-Tough NL Central

by Bovada - 8/15/2018 5:56 PM

The Chicago Cubs (68-49, minus-0.21 betting units) are once again on top of the National League Central standings, but with three other winning teams in the division, their path to the playoffs is anything but secure. The Cubs will visit the Pittsburgh Pirates (61-58, plus-2.29 units) Thursday night in the opener of an important four-game set at PNC Park, beginning at 7:05 PM ET. Jon Lester (3.89...

 

Royals Rookie Gets Nod Versus Blue Jays

by Bovada - 8/15/2018 5:54 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays (54-65, minus-9.21 betting units) hope to give Glenn Sparkman a rude initiation Thursday night when he makes his first big-league start for the Kansas City Royals (36-83, minus-31.69 units). Sam Gaviglio responds for the Jays. Sportsnet has the coverage from Kauffman Stadium at 8:15 PM ET. Sparkman (5.06 ERA in 16 innings) actually made his MLB debut with Toronto last year...

 

Marco on the Mound in Kansas City

by Bovada - 8/13/2018 1:33 PM

This hasn't been the best of years for the Toronto Blue Jays (53-64, minus-8.92 betting units), but one of their few profitable starting pitchers will be in action Wednesday night when the Jays visit the Kansas City Royals (35-82, minus-31.88 units), beginning at 8:15 PM ET on Sportsnet. Marco Estrada is due up for Toronto opposite fellow right-hander Burch Smith. Bet on baseball at Bodog and ge...

 

Mariners Ace Paxton Faces Fiers, Athletics on Tuesday

by Bovada - 8/13/2018 1:32 PM

In a game that should produce the most intriguing pitching battle of the night, the Seattle Mariners will visit the Oakland Athletics in Game 2 of a three-game series on Tuesday. James Paxton will be on the mound for the Mariners, and the Athletics will counter with Mike Fiers. Bet on baseball and get a 50% bonus. Paxton has been one of the best pitchers in the American League this seaso...

 

MLB Sunday Phillies at Padres

by Sportsbook Advisor - 8/11/2018 10:58 AM

The Phillies have a winning record and are playing for the post-season. San Diego, on the other hand, is basically out of playoff contention. Jake "the snake" Arrieta takes the mound for the Phillies. He is 9-6 with a 3.34 ERA and has really come into his own this season in Philly after a rough start. Joey Lucchesi is on the dirt for San Diego. He is 5-6 with a 3.70 ERA. His l...

 

Will King Felix Throw for M"s Versus Houston?

by Bovada - 8/9/2018 5:04 PM

After suffering one of the worst defeats of his career, Felix Hernandez may or may not start for the Seattle Mariners (65-50, plus-7.80 betting units) this Sunday when they visit the Houston Astros (73-42, minus-2.33 units) in a very important AL West matchup. First pitch is at 2:10 PM ET on TBS. It's his turn in the rotation, but Hernandez (5.73 ERA) is coming off a troubling 11-4 loss to the Tex...

 

Blue Jays and Red Sox Square Off on Thursday

by Bovada - 8/8/2018 12:26 PM

Two AL East opponents will play the final of a three-game set this Thursday (7:07 PM ET) as the Toronto Blue Jays host the Boston Red Sox. With a comfortable 9-game lead in the AL East, the Red Sox will be looking to stay the course and avoid injury in the final 50 games of the season. Coming off of one of the best starts of his career, Rick Porcello will be keen to pounce on the offensively-chall...

 

Twins Mount Last-Ditch Effort Versus Tribe

by Bovada - 8/7/2018 1:28 PM

As expected, the defending AL Central champs from Cleveland (62-49, minus-14.23 betting units) are in very good shape to retain their division title. But they're not quite running away with it. The Minnesota Twins (52-59, minus-9.81 units) still have a shot at overtaking the Tribe, provided they narrow the gap during their current four-game series at The Jake, which wraps up Thursday afternoon at...

 

Keuchel Faces Bumgarner on Tuesday

by Bovada - 8/7/2018 1:27 PM

On Tuesday, the San Francisco Giants will host the Houston Astros in a battle that should feature the most highly anticipated pitching showdown of the evening. Madison Bumgarner will be on the mound for San Francisco; Dallas Keuchel will pitch for Houston. Bumgarner has been electric for the Giants since making his debut on June 5. The veteran lefty has produced a 2.97 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP with a 4...

 

New Blood for Jays Versus BoSox

by Bovada - 8/7/2018 1:26 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays (51-60, minus-7.25 betting units) are already working on their 2019 playoff chase. The Boston Red Sox (79-34, plus-28.42 units) are more interested in the here and now. They'll meet Wednesday night at Rogers Centre in the second of a three-game series; Sportsnet and NESN have the coverage at 7:07 PM ET. Bet on baseball at Bodog and get a free 100% bonus. Mike Hauschild (4.8...

 

Yankees-Red Sox on Sunday Night Baseball

by Bovada - 8/2/2018 2:11 PM

After some heavy wheeling and dealing before Tuesday's non-waiver trade deadline, the New York Yankees (68-38, plus-1.84 betting units) hope they have what it takes to win the World Series. They'll visit their arch-rivals, the Boston Red Sox (75-34, plus-24.23 units) this Sunday at 8 PM ET on ESPN, in the finale of a four-game set at Fenway Park. The Yankees beefed up their rotation ahead of the d...

 

Jays Visit Oakland Post-Deadline

by Bovada - 7/31/2018 12:08 PM

It hasn't been a complete fire sale yet, but the Toronto Blue Jays (48-56, minus-8.14 units) will have a fresh look when they visit the Oakland Athletics (61-46, plus-20.42 units) this Wednesday - the day after the non-waiver trade deadline. Sportsnet and the MLB Network have the coverage at 3:35 PM ET. The Blue Jays have a new infielder in Brandon Drury (.561 OPS), who came over from the New Yo...

 

Lester Faces Taillon on Tuesday

by Bovada - 7/31/2018 12:07 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates will host the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday in what should be the most interesting pitching matchup of the night. Jon Lester will be on the mound for the Cubs, while the Pirates will counter with Jameson Taillon. Lester has been absolutely dominant for Chicago this season. Heading into Tuesday's start, he has a 12-3 record and 3.06 ERA. After a rare off night against the St. Louis...

 

Beefed-Up Dodgers Visit Braves

by Bovada - 7/27/2018 12:21 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers (56-46, minus-17.48 betting units) will have a little extra pop in the lineup this Sunday when they visit the Atlanta Braves (54-44, plus-12.54 units) at 1:35 PM ET on TBS. The Dodgers pulled the trigger well in advance of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, acquiring All-Star SS Manny Machado from the Baltimore Orioles last week for a package of prospects. Machado (.9...

 

Stroman Looks to Build on Recent Success this Friday

by Bovada - 7/26/2018 10:27 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays will be on the road this weekend when they visit the Chicago White Sox for a three-game series. While both teams are essentially out of the playoff chase, Blue Jays fans will have something to cheer about, as starter, Marcus Stroman, appears to be rounding into form and will be on the mound for the opener. There's no question that this season has been a challenging one for St...

 

Jays Host Twins as Deadline Approaches

by Bovada - 7/24/2018 4:10 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays (46-52, minus-5.64 betting units) are undefeated since the All-Star Game, but with little hope of making the postseason, they'll likely make some moves before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline - maybe even before Wednesday's game against the Minnesota Twins (44-53, minus-12.56 units). Sportsnet has the coverage beginning at 4:07 PM ET. There are differing reports on who...

 

Astros All-Star Cole Faces Anderson, Rockies on Tuesday

by Bovada - 7/24/2018 4:09 PM

The Houston Astros will visit the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday in the most intriguing pitching matchup of the night. Gerrit Cole, who was named to the All-Star team, will be on the mound for the Astros, while the Rockies will counter with Tyler Anderson. Bet on baseball at Bovada and get a 50% bonus. With a 2.52 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP, Cole has been one of the best pitchers this season...

 

Yankees Host Royals With Playoffs in Mind

by Bovada - 7/24/2018 4:08 PM

It's almost a given the New York Yankees (63-35, plus-5.05 betting units) will make the playoffs this year. But they'll need to beef up if they want to improve their World Series chances. The Yankees could have some reinforcements in the lineup by the time they host the Kansas City Royals (30-69, minus-27.51 units) this Thursday. First pitch is at 7:05 PM ET on the MLB Network. At press time, th...

 

First-Place Red Sox Visit Motown

by Bovada - 7/19/2018 4:52 PM

The Boston Red Sox (68-30, plus-23.18 betting units) are the best team in baseball coming out of the All-Star break. They'll try to pad their lead atop the American League standings this Sunday at the expense of the Detroit Tigers (41-57, minus-0.70 units); NESN has the coverage from Comerica Park at 1:10 PM ET. Chris Sale (2.23 ERA) will take the mound for Boston after starting for the AL in Tues...

 

Cards-Cubs Starting Second Half With a Bang

by Bovada - 7/17/2018 12:12 PM

The unofficial second half of the 2018 regular season begins this Thursday with the only game on the MLB schedule, featuring a Route 66 Rivalry reunion at Wrigley Field between the Chicago Cubs (55-38, plus-1.82 betting units) and the St. Louis Cardinals (48-46, minus-8.95 units). ESPN has the first pitch at 7 PM ET. Kyle Hendricks (3.92 ERA) is projected to throw for Chicago. Hendr...

 

Jays Open Second Half Versus Baltimore

by Bovada - 7/17/2018 12:11 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays (43-52, minus-8.64 betting units) return from the All-Star break this Friday when they host the Baltimore Orioles (28-69, minus-37.16 units) in a battle of the two worst teams in the American League East. First pitch is at 7:07 PM ET on Sportsnet. Bet on baseball at Bodog and get a free 100% bonus. It's been a rough season for Toronto, but at least the...

 

World Cup Final Free Pick

by Sportsbook Advisor - 7/14/2018 4:34 PM

If you are interested in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final match between France and Croatia, we have a pick and predicted final score for you.If you do not know how to bet the soccer game we have created a special article that explains the multiple ways in which soccer is bet. You can find that article here: Ways to Bet the World CupCroatia reached the final by beating England 2-1 during extra time in...

 

Nationals, Mets Meet Before All-Star Break

by Bovada - 7/12/2018 8:37 PM

The first half of the 2018 regular season hasn't gone according to plan for the Washington Nationals (46-46, minus-17.72 betting units). But at least they still have a fighting chance in the NL East. The New York Mets (37-53, minus-16.69 units) are a complete mess this year, and they'll be happy to see the All-Star break after hosting the Nationals this Sunday at 1:10 PM ET on WPIX. ...

 

Boston Welcomes Jays to Beantown

by Bovada - 7/11/2018 12:54 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays continue their eastern swing this Friday against the MLB-leading Boston Red Sox. After dropping two of three to the New York Yankees with a two-game mini series at Atlanta sandwiched between, the Jays touch down in Boston to take on their former teammate, David Price. Bet on baseball at Bodog and get a free 100% bonus. All signs point to the Blue Jays...

 

Jays Head South to Face Atlanta

by Bovada - 7/9/2018 4:51 PM

With the Toronto Blue Jays (41-48, minus-7.80 units) pretty much done in the American League East, the rest of the 2018 campaign should be very interesting from a betting perspective - including Wednesday's road game at SunTrust Park versus the Atlanta Braves (50-39, plus-13.75 units), beginning at 7:35 PM ET on Sportsnet. Bet on baseball at Bodog and get a free 100% bonus. ...