Posts From: July 2016

Can Ellenberger pull off an Upset and save his UFC Career?

July 30, 2016 UFC

Can Ellenberger pull off an Upset and save his UFC Career?UFC betting fans are foaming at the mouth waiting for the McGregor vs. Diaz rematch. While that is arguably the biggest bout of the year, we still have to get through UFC 201. But UFC 201 isn’t a burden, and it shouldn’t be looked at as one. While its publicity pales in comparison to UFC 202, sportsbook users aren’t always looking for the most popular event. In fact many UFC betting fans are looking for a bargain deal, and UFC 202 can definitely provide some lucrative wagers. Like with all things betting the bigger the risk the bigger the reward and one of the fights with the biggest reward is Jake Ellenberger vs. Matt Brown. Let’s check in on the sportsbook odds and see what kind of insight they provide.

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Can Lawler Defend Again?

July 29, 2016 UFC

UFC201-BettingEven with a new owner, UFC betting fans can still expect to see Dana White as the head of the company for the next five years. After selling the promotional company for $4 billion White had a hard time saying goodbye. After the sale was completed White made sure that he would still be a part of the UFC by signing a five year deal. The new deal ensure that White will keep his post as president of the UFC, where fans have grown accustomed to seeing him over the last decade.  Under White’s leadership the UFC has flourished, becoming the premiere MMA promotion company in the world – as well as the largest. Considering that White will continue as acting president, it is likely the UFC will only continue to grow. Even if certain fighters have expressed a desire to leave. While the UFC looks for prosperity under its new owners, UFC betting fans can look for prosperity at UFC 201.

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Jayhawk’s Hoping to Tie Records

July 28, 2016 NCAA Basketball

Kansas Jayhawk 2016 SeasonCollege Basketball is less than 4 months away from officially kicking off and sportsbook users who engage in NCAA Basketball betting can hardly wait to make their predictions for next year’s champion. While the Blue Devils are the clear favorites, and for good reason, there are several other schools who could go all the way. One of those schools is Kansas whom the sportsbooks currently have them pegged as the third overall favorites for next year’s championship. Their +955 odds are the best in the country behind Duke and Kentucky. When your basketball program is in the same sentence as those other two schools then you know something’s going right. 

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Andy Murray Favorite at Olympics as Federer Pulls Out

July 28, 2016 Olympic Games

Andy Murray favorite at 2016 Olympics Scottish Andy Murray has to believe that his Olympics betting odds have taken a turn for the better now that Swiss Roger Federer has pulled a Tiger Woods and announced he will miss the Rio Olympics – along with the remainder of the 2016 season – in order to properly and extensively rehab his torn meniscus following surgery earlier in the year. Federer’s absence should leave Murray sitting in the catbird seat as the Scotsman looks to win a second gold medal. As fans of Olympics betting might remember, and as fate would have it, Murray defeated Federer of all people in the finals of the men's singles tennis tournament at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

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Blue Devils Burning Favorites for Next Year’s Tournament

July 28, 2016 NCAA Basketball

Those who bet on NCAA basketball should take a good long look at the Blue Devils up-and-coming recruits. Sportsbook fans who bet on NCAA basketball are well acquainted with Duke University, almost as well as Mike Kryzewski. Under Kryzewski Duke has become one of the best basketball programs in the nation. Thanks to Coach K’s efforts the Blue Devils have earned themselves a rap sheet the length of a basketball court. These accomplishments include 5 National Championships, 12 Final Four appearances (Coach K is currently tied with John Wooden for the most in NCAA history), 23 sweet sixteens, and 31 NCAA tournament berths.  Kryzewski will be looking to add to his legacy this year and he has assembled quite a remarkable squad to get it done. In fact, those who bet on NCAA basketball will be able to understand just how powerful this superstar team is by simply glancing at the odds. Take a look:

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UFC Dishes Out More Suspensions

July 28, 2016 Sportsbook, UFC

UFC 2016 SuspensionsUFC betting fans are used to fighters drop outing of a bout for various reasons. While the majority of the time the cancellations are related to injuries sustained while training, other times players have to serve a suspension for banned substances. Jon Jones recently made headlines for receiving a suspension, though he is adamant that he hasn’t taken any substances. Recently UFC has made it their priority to increase the number of tests given in order to combat what they perceive as a drug problem. Brock Lesnar was also making headlines for his return to UFC, but it appears that his return will be short lived as he also failed several tests. Ironically Lesnar also tested positive for the same substance that got Jon Jones his suspension. 

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WNBA Shows Humility by Canceling Fines

July 28, 2016 WNBA Basketball

WNBA players to receive fines for being vocal about social injustice. Who would’ve bet on WNBA to rescind their fines on player protests? While the bureaucracies of professional sports are often considered to be arrogant and stubborn, WNBA President Lisa Borders is showing to be the opposite. Borders decided to withdraw the fines that had been issued to both teams and players for being vocal in matters regarding social injustice. 

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San Jose Can Win With Nine, How About 11?

July 26, 2016 Football Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes  OddsWhile the MLS doesn’t have as large a fan base as other soccer leagues around the world, MLS betting has no shortage of fans. One match sportsbook users might want to keep an eye out for is the matchup between the San Jose Earthquakes and the Real Salt Lake. The game is scheduled to take place on Friday the 22nd of July. The match will kickoff at 11:00 pm EST (4:00 pm BST) with Real Salt Lake hosting at Rio Tinto Stadium. While many fans considered these teams to be evenly matched the odds tell a different story. Let’s check in on the sportsbooks and see what they have to say for Friday’s matchup. 

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Soccer Betting Odds Don’t Favor New England Head Coach

July 26, 2016 Football Soccer

Soccer Betting OddsFormer Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has all but officially been appointed the new head coach for England national soccer team – and has he got his work cut out for him. Allardyce will take over from Roy Hodgson, who quit after the latest in a long, looong string of major tournament upsets dating back to the 1966 World Cup – which England won in dubious fashion with the help of a tie-breaking ghost goal (the fact that they were the hosts of the tournament probably had nothing with that winkwink). England’s soccer betting odds of winning the 2018 World Cup aren’t as bad as, say, Mali’s or Azerbaijan’s, but they’re still a far cry from the top favorites.

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Baseball’s Favorite Teams’ Records post All-Star break

July 26, 2016 MLB Baseball

Baseball’s favorite teams’ records post All-Star breakIt’s been only about a week and half since the MLB All Star game, but in a league in which so much can change from day to the next – just ask baseball betting bookies – every game; every win and every loss count. Having said that, let’s take a look at how those teams that have the best chances to make it to the World Series have been doing since returning from the All Star break (stats current as of July, 22nd). 

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