MLB Betting Tips – Playoff Contenders Update

MLB Betting Tips – Playoff Contenders Update

MLB Betting Tips – Playoff Contenders Update We are just a few weeks away from the end of the regular season, and only the St. Louis Cardinals have officially secured a playoff spot. A few teams will be joining St. Louis soon, with Kansas City leading the AL Central by 11 games with just 13 left to play, and the top five teams in the National League well ahead of San Francisco.

Over in the American League, it looks like Toronto and Kansas City are safe bets to make the postseason. Those are the top two choices to win the World Series with the Blue Jays a +375 favorite and Kansas City right behind them at +450.

After those two teams, there is still much to be settled. Texas overtook Houston in the AL West and lead the Astros by a single game heading into Tuesday night. These two teams meet up in Houston for a three-game series this weekend, so both teams still have control of their own path. The Rangers are the only other AL team that have better than 10:1 odds to win the World Series, currently at 8:1.

The New York Yankees are fell to 3.5 games behind Toronto after losing 4-2 against the Blue Jays Monday night. They are still secure in the top AL Wild Card spot, three games ahead of Houston and six games ahead of Minnesota.

While the Cardinals are the only team officially “in” right now, they share a +500 payout with the New York Mets to win the World Series (best odds in the NL). The LA Dodgers are right behind them at +580.

For those who love MLB Betting, the Los Angeles has a comfortable 7-game lead over the San Francisco Giants, while the Mets are 6.5 games better than Washington. The Wild Card race is all but settled as both the Cubs and Pirates are well ahead of San Francisco. Those two teams are battling for playoff positioning, however, with Pittsburgh two games ahead of the Cubs and four games behind St. Louis. Both teams share identical 10:1 odds to win the World Series.

For the teams fighting to get in, be careful of big lines as amateur mlb bettors tend to believe that teams that NEED to win WILL win and the price is inflated. For the team that have secured their playoff spots, watch for when these teams line up their playoff pitching rotations and be careful of overnight pitching changes.

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NFL Betting – Week 3 Betting Lines

NFL Betting – Week 3 Betting Lines

NFL Betting – Week 3 Betting Lines After a pair of close losses, the New York Giants search for their first win of the season at home against Washington. New York gave up over 700 passing yards against the Cowboys and Falcons combined, but now face run-heavy Washington team that has thrown for less than 200 yards in each of their first two games. This online sportsbook likes this matchup for the Giants and have them listed as a four-point home favorite. It’s worth noting that the Redskins lost both matchups against the Giants by 11 and 31 points, and have gone 0-4 both straight up and ATS vs. New York the last two seasons.

Speaking of the Falcons and Cowboys, those two teams meet up this Sunday in Dallas, and while both teams are flying high after back-to-back victories, Dallas has all kinds of injury problems. After losing start WR Dez Bryant in their season opener, they lost QB Tony Romo for a couple of months this past Sunday. Making matters worse TE Jason Witten might not play either. All of these injuries to the Cowboys have Atlanta listed as a small 1-point road favorite, and the betting public will likely bet them up higher as we get closer to game time.

According to most NFL Betting websites, Tampa Bay was the biggest underdog on the board last week, getting ten points at New Orleans and they were able to shock the world with an outright 13-point win. They are a big underdog against this week, getting 6.5 points on the road against Houston.

But that’s not the biggest line of the weekend. After a tough 0-2 start, the Seattle Seahawks play their first road game of the season and are a monster 15-point favorite against the Chicago Bears. While Chicago is 0-2 both straight up and ATS, they have played well defensively (at least statistically) and this pointspread sure seems a little high – even for a team that is desperate for a win.

Another team playing with desperation is the Indianapolis Colts – one of the preseason favorites (along with New England) to win the AFC but they have lost each of their first two games while the offense has sputtered. The Colts started 0-2 last year, but still won 11 games and made it to the AFC Championship Game. They are a 3-point road favorite against a Tennessee team that looked great at Tampa Bay, but were crushed last week by the Browns.

Want proof that pointspreads are determined by public perception and not actual play on the field? Look no further than the Philadelphia – NY Jets matchup. Philly has lost their first two games, while their offense has looked completely lost in three of the four halves they have played. The Jets crushed the Browns in their season opener, and then shocked the Colts on Monday night 20-7 as a 6-point home underdog. But the Eagles are only a 2.5-point underdog – even with the Jets having home field advantage.

We’ll be back next week to look at some of the key matchups for the fourth week of NFL Football action.

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Cowboys Beat Eagles 20-10 at a Heavy Price

Cowboys Beat Eagles 20-10 but at a Heavy Price

Cowboys Beat Eagles 20-10 at a Heavy PriceThe Dallas Cowboys just defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 20-10 this Sunday but this victory came at a heavy price as it left quarterback Tony Romo on the injured list.

During the third quarter of the game against Philadelphia, Romo was injured on a sack leaving him with a broken left collarbone. This is very bad timing for the Cowboys as he joins Dez Bryant on the injured list. This is not the first time that Romo suffered a collarbone injury. Back in the 2010 season, he missed the season after receiving his injury during week 7 of the regular NFL season.

Bryant became injured last week with a foot injury and is expected to miss at least 6 weeks after his surgery.

Romo was knocked out of the game when Jordan Hicks sacked him leading to Fletcher Cos recovering Romo’s fumble.

A majority of online sports bettors who placed a straight bet on the money line expected the Eagles to beat the Cowboys with a -2 line according to this online sportsbook. The win by the Cowboys came as a shock to many. Eagles fanes were holding their breath in the fourth quarter but it was the ends when Bradford threw another interception in the fourth quarter when the ball bounced off the hands of Eagles’ tight end, Zack Ertz.

Overall, both teams could be seen struggling in term of offense as Dallas led the match 6-0 during the first half of the game. In the end, the NFL betting went to the underdog leaving the sportsbook with a tidy profit.

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NFL Betting – Week 2 Betting Lines

NFL Betting – Week 2 Betting Lines

NFL Betting – Week 2 Betting Lines Week 2 of the NFL Regular Season kicks off with a bang as AFC West giants Denver and Kansas City play on Thursday night. The Chiefs are a three-point favorite representing the first time KC has been favored over the Broncos since Peyton Manning arrived in Denver.

In all six of those matchups the Broncos not only won outright, but won by at least a touchdown. In fact, Denver has outscored Kansas City by a combined 80 points in those six games. But with the Broncos managing a measly 219 yards of total offense (including 150 yards passing), the betting public is all over the Chiefs in Thursday’s contest.

After a big win against one of the favorites to win the AFC, Buffalo gets another stiff test this Sunday when they host New England. The Patriots won their season opener by a touchdown against Pittsburgh last Thursday, and come into this game with a few days of extra rest. Buffalo opened as a small home underdog, but have been bet up to a pick ‘em as of this writing.

Another big line move has the Tennessee Titans as a small road favorite in Cleveland. Some of that line movement is due to Cleveland likely starting backup quarterback Johnny Manziel, while the main reason is the Titans dismantling of Tampa Bay last week while the Browns were crushed by the Jets.

Offense figures to rule the day when the New York Giants visit the Atlanta Falcons. Atlanta is coming off a big win vs. the Eagles on Monday night, while the Giants took a tough loss at Dallas. Eli Manning likely won’t tell his players to not score this time around, and the 51-point total is the second-highest of the entire NFL weekend.

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According to this online sportsbook, the highest total is 55.5-points, and no surprise it’s on the Eagles game. Philly looks to rebound from that loss when they host Dallas in one of the late afternoon games on Sunday. Cowboys are a 5.5-point underdog and will be without the services of WR Dez Bryant. Tough loss for this matchup as the Eagles offense came to life in the second half against Atlanta and the Cowboys will need to bring their A-game offensively to keep up with the Philly scoring unit.

The Sunday Night Football matchup of Seattle vs. Green Bay is a rematch of the NFC Championship Game last year, won by Seattle in overtime. That sets up a big revenge spot for the Packers here, and the home team has won the last four meetings in this series dating back to 2009. Green Bay is a 3.5-point favorite, up a half-point from the opening number.

We’ll be back next week to highlight the marquee games and line moves for next weekend’s NFL Week 3 card.

NFL Betting Recap – Week 1

NFL Betting Recap – Week 1

NFL Betting  Recap – Week 1The first week of the NFL is over and we certainly saw a few shocking games that made us wonder about our football handicapping skills. Despite these surprise games, the real headline should how many star players were injured during week 1 of the NFL.

Some of the more notable injured players were quarterbacks Josh McCown, wide receivers TY Hilton, DeSean Jackson, and Dez Bryant,  and Derek Carr, and running backs Andre Ellington and Reggie Bush.  We are still waiting to hear how this will affect each team’s roster so until then, let’s take a look at how some of the top team did.
The Patriots looked great last Thursday night and it looks like the deflategate fiasco has not affected the Brady/Gronk connection as the amazing duo scored three touchdowns in their seven-point win against Pittsburgh on Thursday night. Now that running back LeGarrette Blount done serving his one-game suspension, the Pats offense has more options this week as they travel to Buffalo. New England is currently listed as a pick ‘em.


Two teams who were a bit of a let down were the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos who probably had the worst offense during the first NFL week.  Hopefully, they will do better during week 2 as they both performed better during the second half of their games which could mean they just needed more practice.

The NFL Week 1 betting lines showed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a big underdog and they performed accordingly as they were destroyed by the Titans.  Currently, the online sports betting shops list the Titans as a small favorite despite being on the road.
We got to see Johnny Manziel of the Cleveland Browns play early in the game when he took over for an injured Josh McCown but it didn’t do much to help the Brown as they finished with five turnovers in a 31-10 loss against the Jets.
At the close of Sunday night football, we got to see the 49ers crush the Minnesota Vikings 20-3. Despite Running Back Adrian Peterson’s best efforts, he just could not get past the 49ers defense and he ended up the night with only 31 yards rushing.

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College Football Betting – Week 2 Betting Lines

College Football Betting – Week 2 Betting Lines

College Football Betting – Week 2 Betting Lines Many of the upper-echelon teams in the Power Five conferences schedule weaker non-conference foes in the first few weeks of the season, but we do have a few high profile matchups this Saturday, including the first matchup of Top Ten teams of the season.

That would be #7 Oregon visiting #5 Michigan State –a rematch of the game won by the Ducks in Oregon last year by a big 19-point winning margin. That final score is very misleading, however, as MSU actually held a nine-point lead late in the third quarter before they completely fell apart. Oregon scored the final 28 points of the game to make the game seem more lopsided than it actually was.

Not only to the Ducks not have the benefit of home field advantage for this rematch, but they also don’t have QB Marcus Mariota anymore. Instead, Adams makes his road debut for the Ducks after looking good against his former team – FCS Eastern Washington – last week.

But while Adams looked good behind center, the defense looked awful and will likely be the determining factor in the outcome of this marquee game. Michigan State opened as a three-point home favorite but they have been bet up to a 4-point choice at the online sportsbooks.

Besides Oregon vs. Michigan State, there are two more game featuring both teams ranked in the Top 25. LSU is a four-point road favorite against Mississippi State while Oklahoma is a small 1.5-point road favorite at Tennessee.

The SEC has ten teams ranked in the Top 25 this week, but while the pollsters hold the SEC in high regard we’re not sure some of those teams are deserving of that ranking. Mississippi State returns just seven starters total on both sides of the ball, while Tennessee’s defense looked very weak last week against Bowling Green – especially against the pass – and faces an elite passing offense this week in the Sooners.

All of the other teams ranked in the Top 25 are listed as favorites – many of them against inferior competition. In fact, Boise State is the only ranked team not to be favored by double-digits as they are just -2.5 at BYU. Tough matchup for the Cougars, as they are coming off a big high after beating Nebraska on a Hail Mary and also lost their starting QB in that victory.

We’ll be back next week to look over some of the key College Football betting lines for Week 3.

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Giants and Manning Agree to a 4 Year Extension

Giants and Manning agree to a 4 year $84 million extensionLooks like the Eli Manning will be staying with the New York Giants for a while longer as they have agreed in principle to a four year contract extension worth $84 millions.  The contracts which had been held up for some time was held because of a no-trade clause which is now plart of the new contract.

As mentioned last Tuesday, Manning had hoped to get the contract finalized before the Giant’s first game of the regular NFL season as he is not a “big fan of keeping negotiation going during the season.  I’m hoping that if this thing is going to get done, it’s going to get done very quickly.

Earlier this season, there was a rumor going around the online sportsbook world that Manning was comfortable playing out his final year of his 6 year, $97.5 million contract extension but that he wanted to be paid more than any quarterback in the NFL.

These rumors where of course denied by Manning saying that these reports were wrong.

Timing is everything as his contract extension comes at a time when many other quarterbacks have also been in salary discussions with several of them seeing significant increase in their pay.  Some examples are Rogers with $22 millions and Roethlisberger with $21.8 million.

Manning is of course a solid part of the New York Giants thanks to his leadership, he has gotten them to two Super Bowl Victories and his stats have always been high.

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NFL Betting – Week 1 Betting Lines

NFL Betting – Week 1 Betting Lines

NFL Betting – Week 1 Betting Lines After months of turmoil, Tom Brady will suit up and play in Thursday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers – the first game of the 2015 NFL Regular Season. There are some stars that will not see the field due to suspension, however, as New England’s LeGarrette Bount and Pittsburgh’s Le’Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant are all suspended for this contest.

New England was listed as a three-point home favorite for this game throughout the NFL Preseason when Brady’s playing status was in serious jeopardy. After that suspension was lifted, the Pats lined jumped to -7. NFL bettors quickly jumped on that line value, however, and New England is now down to a 6.5-point choice.

That is only one of a handful of intriguing games this weekend. Quarterbacks Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston were under the microscope this NFL Preseason as the two highly-drafted quarterbacks. We won’t have to wait long to see them share a football field as the Titans visit the Bucs this Sunday. Tampa Bay is a three-point favorite thanks to home field advantage, and this line implies these teams would be a pick ‘em if played on a neutral field.

The Green Bay Packers are the biggest favorite on the board as they visit the Chicago Bears. Apparently this online sportsbook doesn’t mind having the Packers lay a big number despite losing All-Pro wide receiver Jordy Nelson. Green Bay beat Chicago by 21 and 41 points last year, easily covering the number in both victories.

The game that we are most excited to watch is the first of two Monday Night Football games when Philadelphia visits Atlanta. This game promises to be a shootout, with the Eagles and Atlanta both employing powerful, up-tempo offenses and suspect defensive units. Philly is a three-point road favorite, and this game has the highest posted total of the NFL’s Week 1 action with a 55.5-point number.

There are eight home underdogs this week, including both of the Monday Night Football hosts. We mentioned the Eagles being a three-point choice at Atlanta, and the late game has San Francisco giving 2.5 points at home against Minnesota. It will be interesting to see how Adrian Peterson looks after the mess of last season, and San Francisco also has a new look in the backfield as Carlos Hyde replaces Frank Gore as the main focus of the offense.

We’ll be back next week to break down some of the key NFL games for Week 2.

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