Posts From: October 2016

Champion versus champion but only one title on the line

October 31, 2016 UFC

Eddie Alvarez vs. Conor McGregor  - UFC 205 OddsFeatherweight Champion Conor McGregor is the UFC betting favorite to defeat Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 on Saturday, 12th November at Madison Square Garden in New York City. And since Alvarez’s title is the one that it’s at stake, chances are McGregor will leave the event with two championships he can not defend, instead of just one. Sure, Irish people tend to be paper-white – ironically, even the Black Irish – but that doesn’t mean they have to be paper champions as well, does it? Anyway, here are the odds for people who bet on UFC:

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Meet the horses who have pre-entered the Breeders’ Cup

2016 Breeders' Cup BettingHorse betting fans may not know this, but entering a horse is very hard work; a task which requires a lot of patience and persistence. You really have to worm your way inside inch by inch. Sometimes you have to back up a little in order to advance further, but it’s also very rewarding, especially if your horse finishes first. At no time is this truer than when you’re trying to enter your horse in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. In fact, you have to pre-enter your horse, as if in one of those posh schools for gifted children.  Breeders’ Cup Classic Pre-entries

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The right to arm Bears: Chicago hosts Minnesota Vikings

October 29, 2016 NFL Football

Vikings vs. Bears betting previewThe Chicago Bears started the season 0-3, won one, and then lost three straight. Which would almost make one believe they are due for a win against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, October 31st at Soldier Field. But then one would have to do something that is anathema for people who bet on NFL, and that would be to ignore the online sportsbook oddsVikings -4½ (-105) 41 (-105) -205 Bears +4½ (-115) 41 (-115) +175

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Seahawks Flying to New Orleans to Prey on Saints

October 28, 2016 NFL Football

Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints BettingThe Seattle Seahawks really outdid themselves last weekend when they participated in what can only be described as the most boring game of the 2016 season. In recent years, the Seahawks offense was feared around the league for its big-play capabilities. But this year, the Seahawks are flying with clipped wings. Seattle’s offense has been so pitiful that they couldn’t even outscore in the Rams in Week 2. In Week 7 the Seahawks and the Cardinals put on such a poor offensive showing that the game ended in a 6-6 tie, after 90 minutes of football. 

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How basketball betting favorites fared on Opening Night

October 28, 2016 NBA Basketball

NBA Betting 2016It seems like only yesterday (no, really) that the Cleveland Cavaliers upset the basketball betting favorite Golden State Warriors to win the 2015-16 NBA championship. And here we are again, kicking-off – or tipping-off, as the case may be – yet another NBA season. As they say, time flies like an arrow. And fruit flies like a banana. So let’s see how the teams we love – and love to hate in many cases – did on their opening salvoes, along with their current odds to win this season’s title.

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NFL Betting Hating on Them Panthers

October 28, 2016 NFL Football

Carolina Panthers vs. Arizona Cardinals NFL Week 8 previewEven though the NFL is seeing a decline in its ratings, the top sportsbooks are making superior betting lines each and every day. After all, fans don’t have to tune in to the football games to cash in on their winnings. But still, predicting the outcome of a riveting matchup is far more exciting that predicting the outcome of a dull, emotionless game. 

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Devils Are Red Hot, Chicago is Ice Cold

October 28, 2016 NHL Hockey

Chicago Blackhawks vs. New-Jersey-Devils betting previewThe Chicago Blackhawks opened the season with the best odds to win the Stanley Cup in the 2016-17 season. When putting these odds together, the top sportsbooks took into account just how well Chicago had been playing over the last couple of years. The Blackhawks had been setting the precedent for what a model team should look like in the NHL. Chicago had enough speed to skate circles around their opponents, and enough strength to dominate possession time, and with those two skills the Blackhawks would generate endless scoring opportunities. But now, two weeks into the NHL season, the Blackhawks have 7 games under their belt. And from what we’ve seen, this Blackhawk team has little resemblance to their recent teams.

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Longhorns? More like Foghorn Leghorn: Baylor at Texas

Baylor Bears vs. Texas Longhorns NCAA Football Betting previewThe undefeated Baylor Bears are heading to Texas as the NCAA football betting favorites against the sketchy Longhorns on Saturday, October 29th at Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin. These are the sportsbook odds for that game:  Baylor Bears -3 (-120) 69 (-110) -165Texas Longhorns +3 (EV) 69 (-110) +145

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Rugby-like Oklahoma State Cowboys host West Virginia

West Virginia againts Oklahoma State Betting PreviewThe No. 10 undefeated West Virginia Mountaineers head toward Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater as the NCAA football betting favorite to defeat the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday, October 29th. Here are the online sportsbook odds:

West Virginia -3½ (-110) 65 (-110) -175
Oklahoma State +3½ (-110) 65 (-110) +155

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Pats Have their Chance At Revenge

October 27, 2016 NFL Football

New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills Betting PreviewThe New England Patriots entered the season pegged as the favorite to win the Super Bowl across the top sportsbooks. So far, the Patriots have failed to disappoint. Even while Tom Brady was serving his 4-game suspension, New England had no difficulty winning their games. Once Brady came back, the Patriots took off and sailed to unimaginable heights. Since Brady came back, New England has won three straight, and they’ve also outscored their opponents 95-46. Scoring twice as many points as your opponent is certainly one way to grab the league’s attention, and this impressive streak further solidifies the Patriots status as Super Bowl favorites. 

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