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Posted Thursday, March 29, 2012 03:34 AM

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Posted Tuesday, May 03, 2011 07:54 AM

Kentucky Derby Odds

The 137th Kentucky Derby runs this Saturday, May 7th, 2011 at the famous Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The current Kentucky Derby odds at the sportsbook have Dialled In and Uncle Mo atop the list, both at 7/2.

By all accounts, Uncle Mo has recovered 100% from his GI tract infection that he dealt with when he placed 3rd at the Wood Memorial. He has had at least two great workouts at Churchill Downs and looks very good.

Dialed in arrived at Churchill Downs on the weekend, but isn’t scheduled to workout during the week. That shouldn’t be any issue, and in fact, I like him more than Uncle Mo. Aside from the impressive win at the Florida Derby, he has been very consistent in every trip.

Right now, Uncle Mo has a slight lead over Dialed In in terms of betting action, but there’s still five days of betting ahead of us.

The “Run for the Roses” will be broadcast by NBC, with race time schedule for 6:24 PM ET.

Here is a list of the current Kentucky Derby Odds, as of Tuesday, May 3rd. This will be updated throughout the week.

Silver Medallion +4000
Decisive Moment +4000
Watch Me Go +3300
Santiva +2500
Twinspired +2500
Comma to the Top +2000
Animal Kingdom +2000
Pants on Fire +1800
Stay Thirsty +1600
Soldat +1600
Brilliant Speed +1600
Mucho Macho Man +1400
Midnight Interlude +1400
Master of Hounds +1400
Shackleford +1400
Tobys Corner +1200
Twice The Appeal +1100
Archarcharch +900<... [More]

Posted Tuesday, April 19, 2011 12:30 PM

NBA Picks: Atlanta Hawks at Orlando Magic

The Atlanta Hawks are coming off one of their most convincing upsets of the season Saturday and tonight in Orlando, it’s the Magic who are on the ropes as they look to even this series at one game apiece.

Online sportsbook have listed the hometown Magic as an 8.5-point favorite and given the Magic’s ATS record as big chalk, it’s no surprise to see more than 70-percent early action on the underdog. Including Saturday’s loss, where the Magic were also laying -8.5, Orlando has lost eight-straight games ATS when laying -7 points or more.

Brian Taylor, manager at Sportsbetting.com, stated “the sports betting public haven’t warmed up to Orlando in this one. After that straight up loss as a big favorite stung bettors the other night, they’re reluctant to back this Magic team as big favorite again. We’re currently sitting with 71% of the action on the underdog Hawks”.

The Hawks stumbled into the postseason, losing six in a row straight-up (1-5 ATS) but with five-straight ATS covers against the Magic it seems Atlanta couldn’t have asked for a better first round opponent.

Atlanta shot an impressive 51.4-percent (38-for-74) in the opener and held the Magic to just 6-of-22 from beyond the arc. Turnovers, which plagued the Magic throughout the season, once again caused nightmares for Dwight Howard as Orlando handed the ball over 18 times – the most of all 16 playoff teams.

OUT OF TRICKS
The ‘magic’ number for Orlando, according to coach Stan Van Gund... [More]

Posted Friday, March 18, 2011 07:09 AM

March Madness Perfect Bracket

And then there was one....one single bracket with nary a blemish after the final buzzer of Thursday’s March Madness games. The dream of a perfect March Madness bracket lives.

The perfect bracket belongs to a member from one of our sponsors, SPORTSBETTING.COM. Iowa resident James T. entered their March Madness contest (titled Million Dollar Madness), along with thousands of others. But he alone is the only one able to boast a clean sheet after the first 16 games tipped off the round of 64.

When Morehead State upset Louisville, red scars appeared on brackets all over North America, wiping out a perfect Thursday for more than 95% of all brackets filled out. Those still alive sweated out a spirited Princeton team’s attempt to upset Kentucky (Kentucky won 59-57) and then had to manoeuvre their way through the late round of games.

Wins by UCLA, Cincinnati and especially #11-seed Gonzaga were the main culprits in tripping up the others. Everyone except James from Iowa. 

The odds of James making it through Friday’s games with his perfect bracket in-tact are, let’s just say, astronomical. That feat has only been accomplished a handful of times ever, while no one has ever run the table with a complete perfect bracket through to the Championship game.

Sportsbetting.com will be Tweeting (@sportsbetting1) throughout the day tomorrow, keeping track of James’ progress.

We at BetRepublic.com will be tracking this on Friday, as well as givi... [More]

Posted Thursday, February 17, 2011 05:07 AM

San Antonio Spurs at Chicago Bulls

Tonight’s contest between the Spurs and Bulls is one of the final two games before the NBA All-Star break. San Antonio (46-9) lead the NBA with a .836 win percentage while the Bulls (37-16), listed by sportsbooks as a -1.5 point favorite, are first in the Central division by 13 games over the Indiana Pacers.

The Spurs have a 6-2 SU/ATS record through the first eight games of their infamous rodeo tour and have been off since Monday’s 17-point win at New Jersey. Leading scorer Manu Ginobili (17.9 ppg) was good for 22 points vs. the Nets and that came on the heels of HC Gregg Popovich’s move to rest his superstar at Washington.

Chicago’s most recent game was Tuesday’s 106-94 SU/ATS win against Charlotte and the Bulls have an 18-7 ATS record off one-day’s rest. Chicago caught the Bobcats off a monstrous upset win the previous night against the Los Angeles Lakers and was able to out-rebound Charlotte 11-6 in the offensive zone. The Bobcats’ downfall, though, was going 2-11 (18.2 percent) from three-point land.

San Antonio is second best in the league with a .396 shooting percentage from outside the arc while the Bulls (.365) rank 11th. Chicago has been playing without leading rebounder Joakim Noah since Dec. 15 but they’ve done a fantastic job. If anything, the physical game may be what suffers most for the Spurs as they play their ninth road game in a row.

Check out this free NBA All-Star Prop Contest

OVER/UNDER
Odds for betting the Over/Unde... [More]

Posted Tuesday, December 07, 2010 10:33 AM

Champions League Picks: Matchday Six

This midweek sees the final games from the group stage of the Champions League, who will reach the knockout stages? We’re looking at the biggest games.

Group A sees Tottenham Hotspur and Inter Milan locked at the top of the table with ten points from their opening five matches and both are playing away games this Tuesday, with Spurs at FC Twente and Inter facing Werder Bremen, with the aim of topping the group. Of the two sides, Spurs are in better form and are unbeaten in their last six matches, while Inter have lost three of their last five games. How will these games go? Let’s look at the matchups and the updated Champions League odds.

Spurs face a tough task to claim all three points against an FC Twente side that has lost just one of its last 22 games at home in the last year, however they have not won in this year’s Champions League at home and have drawn both games played. Spurs are patchy on the road and have lost four of their last seven away games, and they have drawn one and lost one away in the Champions League this season.

However, with winning the group at stake we expect them to win this match and we’re backing them to win the game. Sportsbook have the current odds @ 2.00.

Both Werder Bremen and Inter Milan are in poor form, with Werder having collected one win their last nine games and they have earned just two points from their five Champions League games so far. At home they have won three... [More]

Posted Tuesday, December 07, 2010 09:12 AM

NBA Betting: Tuesday NBA Picks

NBA Betting: Not one of the seven matchups Tuesday features two teams that each have a win-loss record above .500 but this Western Conference rivalry between the Suns and Trailblazers is a close as it gets.

Portland started last season at 12-8 before going on to win 50 games but the Trailblazers are 2-6-1 ATS vs. teams with a winning record. Sportsbook have the home side favored.

Phoenix (11-9) at Portland (9-11)
Line: Trailblazers -3
Over/Under: 204
Portland started the season 6-3 but fell into six-game spiral that sent their fans into a tizzy.

The Blazers led at half-time in three of the six losses and three were by four points or less, but was Sunday’s win against the Clippers a turning point or an aberration?

Strong play in the defensive zone will a key for Portland but the Suns (109.8 ppg) lead the league in scoring and for seven-straight games have notched 105-plus points per game. Look for the Trailblazers to fall behind in the second-half and for this game to finish with a margin of less than three.
Pick: Take the Suns

Washington (6-13) at L.A. Lakers (14-6)
Line: Lakers -13
Over/Under: 206.5
The Lakers won their first game in over a week Friday, beating Sacramento 113-80 SU/ATS. It was LA’s most convincing win of the season, covering the spread by more than 20 points, and after a three-day layoff the sports betting books are calling for more of the same.

The Wizar... [More]

Posted Monday, December 06, 2010 03:26 AM

NFL Pick: Monday Night Football – New York Jets at New England Patriots

Monday Night Football betting action for tonight’s contest have favored the Patriots by more than 60-percent throughout the week, but online sportsbook haven’t moved the line off 3.5. New England is 11-3 ATS in its past 14 games as a home favorite by 3.5-to-10 points but in the most recent; an ATS loss Week 11 vs. Indianapolis, the Patriots needed a Red Zone takeaway in the final minute just to avoid the straight-up loss.

New York doubled up the Patriots 28-14 in Week 2, but it’s worth noting that in the past seven seasons, Bill Belichick’s squad holds a 12-4 advantage in 16 meetings, playoffs included. The Jets’ Mark Sanchez tossed three TD passes in the first meeting and for a while, it seemed the sophomore QB had curbed an interception tendency that tied him for second-most (20) in the league last season.

Bad decisions in his past six games have added up to eight picks, however, and the improvements we’ve seen from this young New England secondary since Week 2 could pose a serious threat to the Jets passing game.

UNIVERSITY OF BELICHICK

The Patriots are plus-11 in turnovers this season while the Jets have a rating of plus-7. New England has won the turnover battle in seven of its past nine games and the defensive minded head coach/D-Co Belichick has done an amazing job teaching his guys how to play at... [More]

Posted Monday, December 06, 2010 03:24 AM

Premier League Pick: Aston Villa v Liverpool

The Premier League’s weekend action draws to a close this Monday as Liverpool take on Aston Villa at Anfield. Who will take all three points?

Aston Villa v Liverpool

The final game of matchday sixteen in the Premier League sees twelfth placed Liverpool take on sixteenth placed Aston Villa in what promises to be an intriguing match. Who do the bookies will walk away with the spoils? Bet365 make Liverpool the 1.57 favourites to collect all three points, with an Aston Villa win available at 6.50 and the draw can be backed at odds of 3.80.

This season has not been a good season for Liverpool and with manager changes and the club being taken over, they have won just four of their opening fifteen games. However, they have collected a total of nineteen points in the league and thanks to the closeness of the league this season, a win in this match will send them rocketing up the table to seventh place. Their home form has been good recently and they have won all of their last three home games against Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea and West Ham. For this game they are missing both Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher through injury and Fernando Torres is still not hitting the heights that he can do when in form, so will they continue in their winning form?

Aston Villa are very much out of form at the moment and they are wi... [More]

Posted Monday, December 06, 2010 12:01 AM

NFL Betting: Cowboys at Colts Pick

The words “Indianapolis Colts” and “losing streak” go together like Irish Cream and lime juice, also known as a Cement Mixer. It’s the kind of prank you play on your best enemy and this week the Dallas Cowboys (3-8) are the intended target.

Indianapolis (6-5) has lost three in a row and Peyton Manning has thrown seven picks the past two weeks after throwing just two the first seven games this season. It’s given sportsbook little choice but to post a modest betting line for the perennial favourite and the Colts look like a strong play for anyone making NFL picks this weekend.

DALLAS AT INDIANAPOLIS

Line: Colts -5.5

Over/Under: 47.5

Dallas is 3-0 ATS since making the change from Wade Phillips to Jason Garrett and they could very well be 3-0 straight-up had Roy Williams been more aware of the situation vs. New Orleans. That turnover was a key to the game and Indy’s -8 turnover ratio in the past two weeks is a key to why the Colts are on the outside of the playoff bubble looking in.

Indy is having huge problems running the ball but gets RB Hart back this week and the tandem of Hart and Brown should be more effective. The Colts are 10-1 SU at home the past five seasons off a home game (6-5 ATS), and 3-0 SU (2-1 ATS) when it was against a non-Conference foe. ... [More]

Posted Saturday, December 04, 2010 04:38 AM

Premier League Picks

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This weekend sees the 16th round of games from England’s Premier League a... [More]

Posted Saturday, December 04, 2010 04:30 AM

SEC Championship Pick: Auburn vs. South Carolina

It’s round two for Auburn and South Carolina, as these two faced off earlier in the season. That meeting resulted in a come-from-behind 35-27 win for the Tigers. Now they meet in the SEC Championship game, the first time since 1994 Auburn has played in the Conference title matchup. 

The Tigers come in fresh of that wildly entertaining victory last week vs. Alabama in which they overcame a 24-0 deficit. Falling behind early only to rally for wins has become somewhat of a trademark for Auburn this season, as they’ve done it in eight of their 12 wins.

Sportsbook have this game set with Auburn as a 5.5-point favourite and a Total of 61.5. The Tigers have a record of 7-1 ATS versus conference opponents this season. 

While Auburn fans are excitedly booking tickets to Arizona to watch their team in the BCS Championship game on January 10th, the Gamecocks have a real shot at upending all those plans. Coach Spurrier’s team already proved they can hang with the Tigers in that 35-27 loss in late September. It was four South Carolina turnovers that snapped the defeat from the jaws of victory, as they let Auburn off the hook. 

The Gamecock defense has been impressive all season, and while controlling Cam Newton and Co. Is a very difficult proposition, if they can get some help from the offense, they could be up for the task. First off, they nee... [More]

Posted Friday, December 03, 2010 03:50 AM

Serie A Picks

Serie A Picks: This weekend’s Serie A action runs from Friday night to Monday and Sportsbook is here with some great tips on the biggest games from the games being played.

Inter Milan vs. Lazio
The weekend begins on Friday night with the biggest game of the 10 being played as former league leaders Lazio entertain fifth placed Inter Milan the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. After losing top spot in the league at the start of November thanks to two straight defeats to Roma and Cesena, Lazio have bounced back with two wins and two draws in the following four games. They lie second in the table, just three points behind AC Milan, and they are four points ahead of Inter. Inter have won their last two matches, and even scored five goals in their last game, but they have not won away from home since the end of October. Despite this, they are improving again. We feel that this game will end as a draw. Sportsbooks have this line at 2.73, which we are backing.

Juventus vs. Catania
Sunday’s late game promises to be an excellent game as Catania host Juventus at the Stadio Angelo Massimino. Catania are eleventh in the table and have lost just one of their last eight games and are unbeaten in 2010 at home, a run of 21 games. Juventus are third in the table, just three points behind Lazio in second, but have drawn nine of their last fourteen games. However, they have won the other six matches. On the road they are unbeaten in nine games... [More]

Posted Friday, December 03, 2010 01:58 AM

La Liga Picks: Valencia vs. Real Madrid

La Liga Picks: Following Barcelona’s 5-0 thumping of Real Madrid last weekend, we’re back to business in Spain’s top division and we’re here to preview the biggest games.

Valencia vs. Real Madrid
For a second weekend running, Real Madrid are involved in the match of the weekend and they will be looking to claim all three points as they host Valencia at the Bernabeu on Saturday night. Their loss to Barcelona was their first defeat all season. Jose Mourinho has to be feeling that his side will collect all three points after winning each of the nine games played at home this season by an aggregate scoreline of 32-4. The last time they were beaten at home was in April and that loss came to Barcelona. They followed that up by beating Valencia in the next game. Will they do the same? We believe so.
We’re backing them to win. Sportsbook have them at odds of 1.23.

Villarreal vs. Sevilla
The weekend’s other big game sees third placed Villarreal take on the side in eighth, Sevilla, at the Camp El Madrigal stadium. Villarreal have a home record almost as impressive as Real Madrid as they have played ten matches at home in all competitions this season, winning nine and drawing one. Sevilla have lost both of their last two matches and they have lost two of their last three away games, conceding ten goals in those three matches. However, we are not expecting many goals to be scored in this game as both sides are tight defen... [More]

Posted Thursday, December 02, 2010 06:52 AM

NFL Betting: Early Week 13 Pick

Some say the league didn’t come down hard enough on Denver head Coach, Josh McDaniels for his part in the Spygate II scandal but after watching the St. Louis Rams pummel the last place Broncos Sunday on their own turf, is there any more discipline required?

McDaniels is on the hot seat in Denver and after the success Jason Garrett (3-0 ATS) and Leslie Frazier (1-0 ATS) have experienced since taking over the head coaching jobs in Dallas and Minnesota, a change of scenery in the Rockies could be eminent.

Denver lost a close one to the Jets in Week 6 that they had every right to win. Since then, the only two highlights for the Broncos have been a 35-point scoring spree in the first-half against the Chiefs and 20 fourth quarter points against the Rams in Week 12.

Online sportsbook set the betting odds for Denver and Kansas City this week at Chiefs (-7) but that line did not last through Arizona’s first fumble in the Monday Night Football game vs. San Francisco.

Sportsbetting.com currently lists the Chiefs (-9) and picks on Kansas City at home this season have produced a 4-1 ATS record – that’s a profit of plus-2.9 units.

Kansas City’s veteran coaches will have learned from their mistakes of the last meeting but in this short turn-around situation between division rivals we predict a much lower scoring game than the 49-29 final in Week 10.
Pick: Take the Under

NFL DRAFT PROP
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Posted Thursday, December 02, 2010 05:23 AM

NBA Betting: Miami Heat vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

Basketball betting storylines for the first month of the season have led to Thursday night’s matchup between the Miami Heat (-4.5) and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Online sportsbook were projecting the Heat as nine-point favorites for this contest when the season began (with NBA Prospective lines), but given Miami’s current seven-game streak of losses against the spread (ATS), it’s a wonder they’re even favored at all.

Cleveland has posted a 4-4 ATS record the past while but they were underdogs in 7-of-8. The Cavs have an illustrious 5-0 record straight-up (SU) and ATS vs. Miami since March of 2009, but LeBron James was Cleveland’s leading scorer in four out of five games.

Ah yes, King James. Where would the Cleveland franchise be without their deserting leader? James averaged more than 28 points per game the past five years with Cleveland and so far this year with the Heat is netting just 23.7 points per contest.

James was good for 31.6 points in the past five meetings between these teams and this season through 17 games the King has crowned 32-plus points only three times.

Sportsbooks are giving bettors a chance to bet on nearly every aspect of this game, offering betting prop and Over/Under odds for how many points LeBron will score, does Chris Bosh remain an afterthought (O/U 19 points) and an exotic prop on whether or not James will do his patented powder move that became famous during his past seven ... [More]

Posted Wednesday, December 01, 2010 10:55 PM

49ers vs Cardinals: Monday Night Football Picks

49ers vs Cardinals: The Arizona Cardinals were in Kansas City last week while the San Francisco 49ers endured their first home shutout since 1977 at the hands of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

After Sunday’s results the NFC West race has been transformed into a three-team race. The competitors are Seattle (5-6), St. Louis (5-6), and the winner of tonight’s game.

SAN FRANCISCO (3-7) AT ARIZONA (3-7)
Sportsbook have the number on this one set as the 49ers -1 and the Total is 40.

The fantasy ride for quarterback Troy Smith could be short-lived but this week he gets one more chance. Coach Singletary said he wouldn’t hesitate to bench QB Smith if he’s playing a miserable game and Alex Smith is second on the depth chart.

TE Vernon Davis, who left the game against Tampa Bay with an ankle injury, should be fine but San Francisco needs to hitch its wagon to Frank Gore.

Gore (foot) is coming off his worst game of the season against Tampa Bay and it could have partly been due to his injury, but this week he is ready to go. Arizona’s front seven is beat up right now and Gore could be the key to opening up room for the passing game.

Arizona HC Whisenhunt is under pressure to produce on offense and critics are starting to question why the team won’t bring in an offensive co-ordinator. The Cardinals will go with Derek Anderson at QB but look for Whisenhunt to open the playbook and try to get WR Fitzgerald inv... [More]

Posted Monday, November 29, 2010 07:02 AM

NFL Week 12 Picks: Big Games for Week 12

NFL Week 12 Picks: It doesn’t matter if NFL players actually watch any of the action unfold during Thursday’s Thanksgiving triple-header; they know the results by Friday morning.

How it affects the players on Atlanta to see Drew Brees pass for more than 350 yards on the road against Dallas? Another mystery, but Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 285-plus in five of his past six outings so the Falcons defensive backs better be ready!

GREEN BAY AT ATLANTA
Line: Falcons -2
Over/Under: 47.5
The Packers sandwiched their bye week with impressive wins against Dallas and Minnesota, leaving a trail of coaching casualties in their wake. The Falcons have had a few extra days after beating Baltimore on Thursday (Week 11) and they’ll face a Packers team that’s allowed only one TD on 31 drives in their last three games.

Atlanta is 3-2 ATS at home this year and was 5-1 ATS when laying points in 2009. QB Ryan’s (18-1 SU) strong run of straight-up home wins gets a ton of publicity but it’s well deserved; the guy knows how to get the job done.

Online sportsbook opened the line for this game at Falcons -2 and public betting percentages show a 70-30 split of ATS betting action, Green Bay getting the majority.

The Falcons won their final four games of the season ATS last year and are 11-2 SU in their past 13 overall. In what could be a preview for the NFC Conference Final we like the betting value on the ho... [More]

Posted Saturday, November 27, 2010 04:59 AM

La Liga Betting – Matchday 13

There may be a full round of action in La Liga this weekend, but there is only one game being talked about – El Clásico at the Nou Camp on Monday night as Barcelona host their biggest rivals Real Madrid. Where is the betting value on this one? Let’s look at the biggest La Liga games.

Real Madrid vs. Barcelona
Sportsbooks, fans and bettors are all looking forward to this one on Monday night, as Barcelona welcome their biggest domestic rivals to the Nou Camp as they look to record their 5th successive El Clásico win over the side from the capital. Will they be able to do so, as Real Madrid under Jose Mourinho are a different, and more difficult to defeat, side than in recent years.

Both sides go into this crucial encounter having won their last five matches in all competitions, and Real Madrid head the Catalan side in the league by just a single point thanks to their ten wins and two draws in the league this season compared to Barca’s ten wins, one draw and one loss. They have already streaked away from the rest of the league and are seven points ahead of third placed Villarreal in a league of their own. Barca have proved their vulnerability at home this season with their loss to Hercules early in the season and while they have improved they do not look as consistent as Real Madrid do this season.

Barca have definitely improved in recent times and, while they will be fired up for this game, Jose Mourinho will ... [More]

Posted Saturday, November 27, 2010 03:58 AM

College Football Picks

Rivalry weekend in the NCAA serves up some of the best matchups of the year and some strong betting opportunities. Let’s take a look at a couple of the big games and look at a couple of picks.

LSU vs. Arkansas
While they won’t play for a national championship, a win over #12-ranked Arkansas puts Les Miles and LSU in a great spot for a BCS bowl game...and a loss means they can wave bye bye to the BCS. This big SEC battle on Saturday has already grabbed a lot of attention from bettors during the week, but by kick-off, it will be one of the most wagered on college games of the weekend.

In speaking with Brian Taylor, manager at Sportsbetting.com, he stated that “LSU is currently an underdog of more than a field goal at +3.5, but we’re starting to see more action come in on them. As of Friday evening, we have 54% of all the action on this game on the Tigers”.

Sportsbooks have the total set at 54.5 and so far, in speaking with several sportsbook managers, it appears have yet to really make up their mind on what to do with it. Most are reporting pretty balanced early action, with an overall small lean to the high side.

This is going to be a very difficult challenge for LSU, as they play away from home vs. a Top 12 team that has some star power and big motivation. The Razorbacks are looking for a double-digit winning season, as they sit at 9-2 heading in.

But we like the dog in this one. We think get... [More]

Posted Saturday, November 27, 2010 02:14 AM

Premier League Picks: Match Day 15

Premier League Picks: After the excitement of the midweek Champions League football we’re back to the domestic action again this weekend and we’re looking at the 15th round of games from England’s Premier League, giving out our top picks.

Liverpool vs. Tottenham
Sportsbook will see a ton of action on the biggest game of the weekend happens on Sunday evening as Tottenham Hotspur host Liverpool at White Hart Lane. Spurs are on a run of four games unbeaten having claimed all drawn with Sunderland and then claimed all three points against Blackburn and Arsenal in the league before dispatching Werder Bremen 3-0 in the Champions League to book their place in the last sixteen of the tournament. Liverpool are in better form than earlier in the season and they now sit 9th in the table, however their away form is poor and they have lost four of seven games on the road this season. With Spurs playing in midweek and Liverpool poor on the road, we see this one not being as action packed as expected and we’re backing there won’t be much scoring in this one.
The play is on the under 2.5 goals market @ 1.72.

Chelsea vs. Newcastle United
The only other game being played on Sunday is Newcastle United v Chelsea at St. James Park. Newcastle are an odd side this season and have had some poor results as well as some excellent ones. High points have seen them beat Chelsea in the Carling Cup and Arsenal, Aston Villa and local rivals ... [More]

Posted Saturday, November 27, 2010 01:15 AM

Serie A Betting: Matchday 14

Serie A Betting: ll three of Italy’s representatives in the Champions League this week were victorious, but can they carry that form over into the weekend’s league action? Let’s look at the current Sportsbook odds and see if we can find some value.

Milan vs. Sampdoria
After their 2-0 win in France in midweek, league leaders travel to Sampdoria this weekend looking to claim another three points, but will they be able to do so? Sampdoria are continuing their impressive home form from last season as they have won four, drawn four and lost just a single game in front of their own fans this season. However, their fans will be baying for a goal this weekend as the last three of Sampdoria’s home games have finished 0-0. Milan are in excellent form and have won all of their last five matches and have kept clean sheets in the last three. They will be very confident of extending their league lead this weekend, but Sampdoria are no pushovers at home and we will feel that both sides will walk away with a point. Back the draw @ 2.82 at (those odds are courtesy Sportsbetting.com).

Parma vs. Inter Milan
In action early on Sunday morning are Inter Milan and they host Parma at the San Siro. Inter have being have a rough time of late and prior to their 1-0 win over FC Twente in the Champions League on Wednesday they had gone five games without victory. Will that win over the Dutch side boost their confidence and see them get somethi... [More]

Posted Tuesday, November 23, 2010 03:15 AM

Champions League Picks

Champions League Picks: We’ve reached the second last round of Group games in the Champions League this week and there’s sure to be plenty of drama as everyone makes a final push for the knockout stages. Where should we be putting our money though? Let’s look at the biggest games, check the online sportsbook odds and see where value lies for our picks.

Inter Milan vs. FC Twente
The first match we’re looking at sees Inter Milan take on FC Twente at the San Siro in Group A action on Wednesday evening. Both sides are not in good form, with Inter dropping to sixth in Serie A at the weekend following a 2-1 defeat to Chievo and Twente have lost both of their last two matches in the Dutch league. Inter need all three points here to guarantee their place in the last sixteen stage of the tournament and know that a win for the visitors will see them leap ahead of them in the group. The first game finished 2-2 and with the seven games these sides have played in the Champions League seeing 28 goals, we’re expecting goals here too.
Our money is on over 2.5 goals in this game @ 1.56.

Barcelona vs. Panathinaikos
Two sides definitely not struggling this season are the Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid and they scored 13 goals between them at the weekend as Barca won 8-0 at Almeria and Real defeated Athletic Bilbao 5-1 at the Bernabeu. This Wednesday sees Barcelona travel to Greece needing only a point to ensure their pr... [More]

Posted Tuesday, November 23, 2010 02:41 AM

NFL Betting: NFL Systems and Early NFL Pick

NFL Betting: We’re starting to see a few trends develop with certain NFL teams that can present wagering opportunities for astute bettors.

Not typical betting trends that speak of how ‘Team A’ performs against division rivals or as three-point favorite; those are easy to spot by sportsbook and bettors alike.

These trends are more like habits that are continuously producing the same net result and in the right matchup can generate solid betting options.

1. GIANT DROPS – The most famous drop in Manhattan used to be the big apple on New Year’s Eve but now it’s the ones by Eli Manning’s receivers. The worst part is that they don’t just drop the ball; they usually tip it to a defensive back!

2. PALM THE BALL – The only QBs with more interceptions per attempt than Carson Palmer are Eli Manning (see above) and Brett Favre – the NFL’s all-time INT King. Cincinnati cannot be trusted.

New York (-7.5) is hosting a Jacksonville team this week that have scored 79 points during a current three-game win streak, and sportsbook  is giving us more than a TD?

Cincinnati visits one of the toughest secondaries in football and the Jets (-9) can’t wait to face a trigger happy QB like Palmer.

Early football picks can offer great value and the Jaguars and Jets are two plays worth considering.

CHILLY MAKES TWO
After compiling a 40-37 straight-up record in five seasons with Minnesota, Brad Childres... [More]

Posted Monday, November 22, 2010 06:34 AM

Broncos vs Chargers Picks: Monday Night Football

Broncos vs Chargers: The current standings in the AFC West seem to be confused! Chargers look like dangerous teams with 4-5 SU under the coach Norv Turner.

For this Monday night match-up, Sportsbook have the line set at San Diego -10 with a total of 50.5. On the home side, early betting action has come in. Brian Taylor, Sportsbetting.com manager is starting 70% of the action and it’s on Chargers. 65% of the volume tiled to ‘Over’.

In Week 9, Chargers went into Houston for victory. If we look back to Week 8, San Diego was held up with Tennessee Titans team in the fourth quarter.

QB Phil Rivers is one of the players who attained a new level of respect to win. He is one of the greatest QB in the league. Last week, Broncos 3-6 were hosting Kansas in the second of back-to-back divisional road games. Denver Broncos were looking for four game losing streaks.

Oddsmakers have opened the line on this game at Chargers (-9.5). It was moved to 50.5 from 48 and now, it’s slowing down.

Before their bye, Titans were 3-1 and as more than 80 percent of bettors felt Titans as small road favs at Miami. Titans lost the game 29-17.

Despite scoring 5-0 ATS after their bye week, team out for 9-0 in Week 8 are New York Jets. They are having 30 points per game from Week’s 2-6.

Pick: Take the Broncos

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