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The Jacksonville Jaguars (453) at The Indianapolis Colts (454)

by Safest Wagering - 10/22/2017 6:44 AM

The Colts offense has shown a little ability lately with Brissett at QB, and better offensive line play. They surprisingly only gave up one sack in their last game. It's getting to be the time of the year where we sometimes have enough games to assimilate real (longer term) statistics into analysis. These statistics don't view the Colt's defense favorably. ...

 

The Louisiana Rajin" Cajuns at The Arkansas State Red Wolves

by Safest Wagering - 10/19/2017 10:47 AM

The Red Wolves have scored 94 points in their last two games against Georgia Southern and Coastal Carolina. You could argue that they may be the two worst teams in an FBS program. The Rajin Cajuns showed that they could score early in the year, still made a quarterback switch (Davis to Nunez) and continued to accumulate yardage. Their offense was tentative in their last two wins, while...

 

Packers to Start Hundley Versus Saints

by Bovada - 10/19/2017 10:30 AM

The Green Bay Packers (4-2 SU, 3-3 ATS) just saw their Super Bowl LII odds take a tumble. QB Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone last week, so Brett Hundley will be under center this Sunday when Green Bay hosts the New Orleans Saints (3-2 SU and ATS), kicking off at 1 PM ET on FOX. The Packers are 6-point home dogs at press time, holding steady since the open. Heading into W...

 

Cubs Host Dodgers in NLCS Game 3

by Bovada - 10/16/2017 3:40 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers got the National League Championship Series off to a rocking start, winning Game 1 at home against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. On Tuesday, they'll take on the Cubs in Chicago for Game 3. The Dodgers will have Yu Darvish (1-0, 1,80 ERA) on the hill and last time he was on the mound, he clinched a sweep for the Dodgers in the NLDS on the road in Arizona. Dar...

 

The Chicago Bears at The Baltimore Ravens

by Safest Wagering - 10/15/2017 9:23 AM

Many like Baltimore because their defensive numbers are strong. But, their strength of schedule has been weak. They've played: Cleveland, no comment needed Pittsburgh, who has no rhythm right now Oakland, who doesn't score when their starting QB is injured Cincinnati, before they got a little better on offense The Ravens are tough at home, but they've never been the same team sin...

 

The Michigan State Spartans at The Minnesota Golden Gophers

by Safest Wagering - 10/14/2017 12:02 PM

As colloquial as this may sound, you have to listen when, "The line may be telling you something". I thought that Michigan State would open up at around -7. Instead it's been around -3.5 and hasn't moved much. Many of the games involving these teams have been decided by turnovers. The Spartans can cause them, but they lost to Notre Dame because they made them. Although not indi...

 

NFL Odds: Steelers Visit Undefeated Chiefs

by Bovada - 10/12/2017 11:11 AM

You know things are going wrong for the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2 SU, 2-3 ATS) when their own fans start booing them. But after a humbling loss to Jacksonville, the Steelers will be on the road this Sunday to face the Kansas City Chiefs (5-0 SU and ATS), kicking off at 4:25 PM ET on CBS. The Chiefs are 5-point favorites on the NFL odds board at press time after opening at -4.5.The Steelers are st...

 

The Philadelphia Eagles at The Carolina Panthers

by Safest Wagering - 10/11/2017 11:23 AM

Things change. Just a few weeks ago there was talk of sitting Cam Newton, after Carolina just beat Buffalo (who seemingly had a purged roster), and then got crushed by New Orleans. Newton was the Panthers on Sunday, when they beat Detroit. They're now playing with some confidence. Is it enough to cover 3.5 points against the Eagles. I don't think so. Philadelphia...

 

NFL Observations

by Safest Wagering - 10/9/2017 8:40 AM

Notes and observations: 1) Mediocrity: After 5 games, only 4 teams have 1 loss or fewer (pretty sure this is a modern era record). 2) Inconsistency: Underdogs are winning even more frequently than usual 60%+. 3) Is there a squad we can identify as a super team? Many of you probably are thinking: Chiefs then maybe Fal...

 

Wake Forest Demon Deacons at The Clemson Tigers Free Picks

by Safest Wagering - 10/6/2017 1:58 PM

Most analysts think that Wake Forest will cover this weekend for a few reasons. 1) They expect a bounce-back game after their first loss 2) The Deacons have lots of returning starters facing a young team without Deshaun Watson. 3) Their QB, John Wolford, has been effective both passing and running. The point spread is large, but here's what I see: 1) Teams...

 

The New England Patriots at The Tampa Bay Buccaneers

by Safest Wagering - 10/5/2017 4:53 PM

Here's a stat that some bloggers and analysts are throwing around. 2001 Pats started 1-3 won their 5th game of the season Super Bowl 2003 Pats started 2-2 won their 5th game of the season Super Bowl 2005 Pats started 2-2 won their 5th game of the season playoff team 2012 Pats started 2-2 won their 5th game of the season playoff team 2014 Pats started 2-2 won...

 

Some Handicapping Leverage for Mid-Season

by Safest Wagering - 10/5/2017 12:12 AM

For The NFL: The Bye Week: Before the bye : Going back to 2004, teams prior to their bye week, cover at a surprisingly high rate. Example: In 2016 there were 19 wins against 10 defeats. Three of those losses were by ½ point! (Note: 3 games were not included....

 

Chris Sale Takes Mound for Red Sox in Game 1

by Bovada - 10/3/2017 6:56 PM

This Sunday, Manager John Farrell, announced that his Ace, Chris Sale, would start Game 1 on the road for the Boston Red Sox (+135) against the Houston Astros. The MLB leader in strikeouts (308) will make his first postseason appearance on Thursday (4:08 PM ET on FOX). Although Houston (-165) hasn't announced its starter yet, rest assured that we'll see either fellow lefty Dal...

 

MLB Odds: Twins-Yankees in AL Wild Card Game

by Bovada - 10/2/2017 5:06 PM

The New York Yankees (91-71, -1.00 betting units) aren't your garden-variety Wild Card team. The Yankees are one of the very best teams in baseball, and they're healthy -235 favourites to beat the Minnesota Twins (85-77, +11.48 units) in Tuesday night's AL Wild Card Game. ESPN has the coverage starting at 8 PM ET. New York finished the regular season with a run differential of p...

 

The Georgia Bulldogs at The Tennessee Volunteers

by Safest Wagering - 9/30/2017 12:33 PM

Initially this looks like a trap game with the Volunteers playing at home and at least able to construct a "backdoor" cover. I don't think so. Things change, but right now I would rate Georgia as the 3rd best team in the country. They have as many projected NFL future players as any team. They're stocked at running back, quarterback and have l...

 

What the heck is happening with the NFL?

by Safest Wagering - 9/28/2017 3:09 PM

Network TV numbers for last season Monday Night Football down 24% Sunday Night Football down 19% Thursday Night Football down 18% Why are they decreasing? Some blame the decline on a compelling election year, that diluted the audience. I don't...

 

NFL Odds: Bears-Packers on Thursday Night Football

by Bovada - 9/27/2017 4:52 PM

The NFL's longest-standing rivalry continues Thursday night (8:25 PM ET, CBS) when the Chicago Bears meet the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. These two teams have played each other 194 times since 1921, and it's all even at 94-94-6 heading into their latest showdown. However, the Packers have won six of the last seven games, and they're 7.5-point favorites at press time with a total of 45.5....

 

Must Bet Games for NFL Week 4

by MyBookie.ag - 9/26/2017 2:54 PM

Each and every week, there are games that look attractive and then there are games that just jump off the board as ‘must-bet' affairs that no NFL betting enthusiast should miss out on wagering on. With the fourth week of NFL action quickly approaching, let's take a look at the trio of games that we believe fit that ‘must-bet' billing. So, if you're looking to get some betting action, be sur...

 

MLB Odds: Jays Play Out the String in Boston

by Bovada - 9/26/2017 2:52 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays (73-83, -20.12 betting units) finish up their 2017 regular season on the road this week, starting with a three-game series at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox (91-64, +9.12 units). Game 2 of this series is Tuesday at 7:10 PM ET on Sportsnet and NESN. JA Happ (3.92 FIP) is scheduled to pitch for Toronto against fellow southpaw and AL Cy Young contender...

 

The Seattle Seahawks at The Tennessee Titans

by Safest Wagering - 9/24/2017 11:05 AM

Seattle has: One of the best defenses in the league. Recent success deep into the playoffs. One of the best quarterbacks in the league. Perennially they're almost always the ATS favorite. Things change. The Seahawks offensive line isn't playing cohesively. Russell Wilson has had way too much pressure. I'm not sure Seattle kept up with other teams with off season moves o...

 

The Oklahoma Sooners at The Baylor Bears

by Safest Wagering - 9/23/2017 10:49 AM

The total opened at 62.5 and has dropped just a little to 62. It may look low considering Oklahoma's talented offense, but I think it may actually be inflated. Baylor has had well documented off the field problems the last two seasons, which led to the hiring of new coach, Matt Rhule. I would expect the Bears to be a top-tier team again in the future, but right now all of their pieces...

 

The Virginia Cavaliers at The Boise State Broncos

by Safest Wagering - 9/22/2017 2:08 PM

Boise State should have covered last week against New Mexico who was down to their 3rd string quarterback. Coach Bob Davie did a better than Bryan Harsin. The Broncos seem to be missing something that we always look for in our horse racing stock. Up to this point, they have more talent, but are lacking in heart. In that last game, Boise State only managed 264 total yards and had onl...

 

MLB Odds: Astros Visit Angels in AL West Showdown

by Bovada - 9/12/2017 2:20 PM

The Houston Astros bring their 45-26 road record to Angel Stadium to take on the Los Angeles Angels in a battle between AL West Rivals this Wednesday. In the second game of a three-game set, the Astros will send right-handed pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. to the mound. In 20 starts this season, McCullers has put together a respectable 7-3 record with a 3.97 ERA, 122 strikeouts and 1.27 WHIP over...

 

MLB Odds: Kluber Leads Indians Out Against Tigers

by Bovada - 9/11/2017 4:27 PM

Corey Kluber, of the Cleveland Indians, won the Cy Young Award in 2014 and he's making another run this year. On Tuesday, he'll lead the Indians against the Detroit Tigers in the second of a three-game set at home. Tigers pitcher Myles Jaye (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will make his first career start after previously pitching 5.2 innings of relief. His MLB debut came against Cleveland on Se...

 

MLB Odds: Biagini Starts for Blue Jays vs. O"s

by Bovada - 9/11/2017 4:26 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays (66-77, -21.19 betting units) have just three series left to play at Rogers Centre this year. Next up: the Baltimore Orioles, who are still in the hunt for a Wild Card spot in the American League. Game 2 of their three-game set is Tuesday at 7:07 PM ET on Sportsnet. On the surface, it's been a disappointing season for projected Jays' starter Joe Biagini. Th...

 

NFL Odds: Patriots 9-Point Home Favourites Versus Chiefs

by Bovada - 9/6/2017 3:54 PM

The 2017 NFL regular season kicks off this Thursday (8:30 PM ET, NBC) in Foxborough with a game between the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs. The Patriots are 9-point favourites at press time, up from -7.5 at the open; the over/under is 49 points after dipping as low as 47.5. The Patriots (14-2 SU, 13-3 ATS last year) are coming off one o...

 

MLB Odds: National League West the Class of the MLB

by Bovada - 9/5/2017 6:34 PM

With less than 25 games remaining in MLB's regular season, the playoff picture is becoming clearer. Within the National League, the West has emerged as the toast of baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies all currently sit in a playoff spot, and the West is the only division in baseball to have three teams currently qualified for the playoffs. ...

 

NFL Odds: Patriots Still Super Bowl LII Favorites

by Bovada - 8/30/2017 7:50 PM

They may have lost their top wide receiver, but the New England Patriots haven't budged on the Super Bowl LII futures market. They're still the +325 favourites at press time despite losing WR Julian Edelman (98 catches, 1106 yards last year) to a torn ACL. Edelman will miss the entire 2017 season, which starts September 7 when the Patriots host the Kansas City Chiefs (8:30 PM ET, NBC). ...

 

Yankees Host Indians in American League Showdown

by Bovada - 8/28/2017 3:39 PM

The New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians are both setting their sights on the postseason in the American League. The two meet in New York for the second of a three-game set on Tuesday. Bet on baseball at Bovada and get a 50% bonus. Cleveland's Trevor Bauer (13-8, 4.59 ERA) took the win in his last outing, a 13-6 victory at home against Boston. He gave up...

 

MLB Odds: Jays Host Red Sox at Just the Right Time

by Bovada - 8/28/2017 3:38 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays (61-68, -16.62 betting units) need to start winning right now if they want to stay in the American League Wild Card race. The Boston Red Sox (73-56, +0.99 units), meanwhile, come out of the weekend after three straight losses. It's as good a time as any to host the AL East leaders; Game 2 of their three-game series goes Tuesday at 7:07 p.m. Eastern on Sportsnet and NESN. ...

 

Boxing Odds: Even More Ways to Bet McGregor-Mayweather

by Bovada - 8/24/2017 3:04 PM

Can Conor McGregor pull off the impossible? The reigning UFC Lightweight champion will be in his first professional boxing match this Saturday against Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26 KOs) , and at press time, McGregor's odds are all the way down to +300. Mayweather is a -400 favorite, as he was for his victories over Shane Mosley and Arturo Gatti. With so many people inter...

 

Must Bet Sleeper Picks for NFL Week 1

by MyBookie.ag - 8/22/2017 5:26 PM

Can the Kansas City Chiefs hang with the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots when they meet in their regular season opener? Are Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions going to hold down the fort at home against Carson Palmer and an Arizona Cardinals team desperate to get back in the playoffs in 2017? Who's going to get the ‘W' when young franchise quarterback Derek Carr and Marcus Mar...

 

Cash on With these College Football Sleeper Picks for Week 1

by MyBookie.ag - 8/21/2017 3:22 PM

If you hate the plethora of early season mismatches featuring huge Division I programs against their much smaller counterparts, join the club. It's just not a whole lot of fun seeing a national title contender beat up on a team that is made up of a bunch of players that wouldn't even make the ‘powerful' team's roster. With that said, there's still money to be made by betting on the handful...

 

MLB Odds - Indians Visit Twins in Minnesota

by Bovada - 8/14/2017 3:51 PM

The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins are battling at the top of the American League Central. The two go toe-to-toe on Tuesday in Minnesota in the second contest of a huge four-game series. Danny Salazar (4-5, 4.15 ERA) gets the call for Cleveland. He took a no-decision in his last outing, which was a 4-1 loss in Tampa Bay. The 27-year-old righty went 5.1 innings, allowing a...

 

Boxing Odds: McGregor"s Odds Improve vs. Mayweather

by Bovada - 8/9/2017 11:31 PM

When the odds first hit the board for the August 26 superfight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor, the reigning UFC Lightweight champion was a heavy +950 underdog. It didn't take long for McGregor to move down to +400; at press time, the Irish sensation is even shorter at +375, with Mayweather available at -550. McGregor fans appear to be delighted with how his training...

 

MLB Odds: Time Running out as Jays Host Yankees

by Bovada - 8/7/2017 2:40 PM

Despite everything that has gone wrong this season, the Toronto Blue Jays (52-59, -16.49 betting units) are only five games out of the second Wild Card spot in the American League. They'll try to cut into that lead with a crucial three-game series at home against the top AL Wild Card team, the New York Yankees (59-51, -6.32 units). Game 1 is Tuesday night at 7:07 PM ET on Sportsnet and YES. ...

 

Boxing Odds: Will McGregor Knock Out Mayweather?

by Bovada - 8/3/2017 4:26 PM

Conor McGregor has the proverbial "puncher's chance" of knocking out Floyd Mayweather Jr. when they meet August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. McGregor is a +400 underdog at press time to win this fight, and +500 to win by KO/TKO or disqualification. In the unlikely event of a decision win for McGregor, he'll pay out at a hefty +1000. While it's true that McGregor has ne...

 

MLB Odds: Stroman, Jays Visit the South Side

by Bovada - 7/31/2017 11:34 PM

This has been a rough year for the Toronto Blue Jays (49-56, -16.16 betting units), but they won five of seven games last week, and they can keep up the momentum with a strong showing in their three-game series against the tanking Chicago White Sox (40-62, -8.06 units). Game 2 from New Comiskey goes Tuesday night at 8:10 PM ET on both Sportsnet and WGN. Toronto should have the e...

 

Will Gray Pitch for A"s Versus Jays?

by Bovada - 7/24/2017 6:07 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays (44-54, -18.55 betting units) know they'll be hosting the Oakland Athletics (44-54, -7.27 units) this Tuesday night. But who will pitch for the A's? Sonny Gray is penciled in to start for Oakland, but he's been the subject of trade rumors heading towards the July 31 deadline. If Gray (3.38 FIP) does take the hill at Rogers Centre, the Jays could be in for a...

 

MLB Odds: Visiting Brewers Travel to Washington

by Bovada - 7/24/2017 6:06 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have been one of the biggest surprises of the season so far. With a 53-48 straight up record, they're sitting second in the National League Central. On Tuesday, they'll head to the nation's capital to take on the Washington Nationals, one of the World Series favorites. This will be the second of a four-game series. The Brewers will go with Zach Davies (11-4...

 

MLB Odds: Jays, Yanks in Midseason Funk

by Bovada - 7/3/2017 3:55 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays (37-44, -16.17 betting units) have lost eight of their last 10 games, falling back into last place in the American League East. Meanwhile, the New York Yankees (43-37, -3.68 units) were on top of the division standings before going into a 5-14 tailspin. They'll try to sort things out Wednesday afternoon in the finale of a three-game set at Yankee Stadium; first pitch is a...

 

Cycling Odds: Froome Favored at Tour de France

by Bovada - 6/29/2017 3:12 PM

The 104th running of the Tour de France starts this Saturday, July 1st, and while this marquee event has been riddled by scandal over the past 20 years, it remains an international spectacle and the most important event on the cycling calendar. Kenyan-born Chris Froome, now competing for Britain and Team Sky, is the +125 favorite at press time, followed by Australia's Richie Porte at +180. ...

 

Can Strasburg Keep Cool Versus Cubs?

by Bovada - 6/26/2017 3:57 PM

Are the Chicago Cubs back on the winning track? They've won three straight series to get over .500 at 38-37; that still leaves the Cubs 16.15 betting units in the red for 2017, but it also puts Chicago within 1.5 games of first in the National League Central. They'll try to close that gap this week at the expense of the Washington Nationals (45-30, +0.84 units), who are miles ahead of the pack...

 

MLB Odds: Brewers, Cardinals Tangle in Wide-Open NL Central

by Bovada - 6/13/2017 2:47 PM

The National League Central division wasn't supposed to be in play this year. But with the Chicago Cubs experiencing a World Series hangover, it's the Milwaukee Brewers who sit atop the Central standings at 33-31, 8.53 betting units in the black. The Brew Crew visit the St. Louis Cardinals (29-32, -8.17 units) this Thursday in the finale of a four-game series, beginning at 7:15 PM ET. ...

 

Warriors Down Cavs in Game 5, Reclaim Title

by Bovada - 6/13/2017 2:46 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers wouldn't go down without a fight. But down they went, losing 129-120 to the Golden State Warriors Monday night in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. It was only a push for the Warriors as 9-point home favorites; however, the victory was enough to eliminate the Cavs and reclaim the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy for Oakland. Golden State started the 2016-17 camp...

 

MLB Odds: Red Sox, Yankees Renew Eternal Rivalry

by Bovada - 6/6/2017 5:10 PM

There's no greater rivalry in baseball than the New York Yankees versus the Boston Red Sox. They'll play a three-game set at Yankee Stadium this week; the finale is Thursday at 7 PM ET on ESPN, with Michael Pineda (4.38 FIP) pitching for New York and David Price making his third start of the year for Boston. Price (3.60 FIP last year) suffered an elbow injury in spring training and was...

 

NHL Odds: Home Ice Proves Critical in Leadup to Game 5 of Stanley Cup Finals

by Bovada - 6/6/2017 5:08 PM

After dropping the first two games of the Stanley Cup Finals on the road, PK Subban predicted a Game 3 victory at home in Nashville. Fast forward two games, and the Predators have tied the series at two games apiece. As the host, the Predators scored a total of nine goals and gave up only two to the offensively-gifted Pittsburgh Penguins. Preds goaltender, Pekka Rinne, became a cause for conce...

 

NBA Odds: Cavaliers-Warriors Series Shifts to Cleveland

by Bovada - 6/5/2017 3:24 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers haven't been able to hang with the Golden State Warriors in Games 1 and 2. However, that was the case in last year's NBA Finals too before they came back and won it. The Cavaliers have been run off the court in Games 1 and 2, losing both by 22 and 19 points. LeBron James has played about as well as they could have asked, putting up 29 points, 14 assists a...

 

Soccer Odds: Champions League Final a Toss-Up

by Bovada - 5/31/2017 4:53 PM

The two best soccer clubs in the world will meet this Saturday (2:45 PM ET, FOX) in the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final, live from the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. The defending champions from Real Madrid will face Juventus in a rematch of the 1998 final; Real are slim favorites in this matchup, priced at +150 on the moneyline with Juventus at +175 and the draw in regulation very muc...

 

MLB Odds: Cards Host Dodgers in Finale of Four-Game Set

by Bovada - 5/30/2017 5:16 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers are in second place in the National League West. The St. Louis Cardinals are second in the NL Central. But there's a big gulf in talent between these two teams, and the Dodgers should be road favorites in at least three of their four games against St. Louis this week - including Thursday's finale at 1:45 PM ET on ESPN. The Cardinals might have some bett...

 
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