The San Francisco Giants are Unstoppable Since the calendar turned over to July, the Giants have posted an 11-2 record. Vegas has not caught on because they keep favoring the opposition, allowing Giants bettors to clean up. The Giants’ average line in July is +128.9. When an underdog of that magnitude … Read More... about Top 5 MLB July Betting Tips
I’ve been known to counsel futures gambling as the best way to attack any tournament. To use one common trope as an example, the “Bracketology” sweepstakes of March Madness encourage punters to put down their money on a tremendous long-shot. I suppose there’s no rush of adrenaline quite like nailing 9 picks in a 5-hour span and then trying to pull it off again overnight and … [Read more...] about 5 Matches You Should Gamble On at the Copa América This Week
All NBA playoff games tell stories. The pregame betting action tells a tale of its own. Yet in the sport of basketball, there are always a few journalists who are way too obsessed with the big picture to notice the here and now. Kevin Durant attempted to play in Game 5, lighting-up the Toronto Raptors with swished bombs and accurate passes until a ghastly Achilles injury … [Read more...] about Why Are Gamblers Flocking to Toronto’s Moneyline for Game 6?
I thought of a whole new use for line-forecasting today. Or should I say a new method of handicapping based around odds-forecasting. Forecasting a moneyline is a tactic used to find value in ordinary-looking odds. When a casino puts a price like (-150) on the Golden State Warriors or Toronto Raptors to win, it’s easy to glance at the number and think “the analysts see a … [Read more...] about Finding the Right Betting Market on Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals
Are the French junior and ladies’ teams getting what is known in celebrity circles as “the rub”? We all know France is the defending FIFA World Cup gold medalist, and Les Bleus are a prohibitive favorite in almost every match these days. But the women’s team may be overvalued in Las Vegas for the upcoming Women’s World Cup, and I’m not sure a lot of folks in Europe … [Read more...] about FIFA U20 World Cup: A Gambler’s Guide to Team USA’s Bid in the Quarterfinals
One of the best stories of France ’19 could be over before it begins. The hosts might have made the same mistake as Nationalelf did last summer. I have to break a good-faith rule of sports journalism to explain. Announcers are a crashing boor when they constantly compare and relate a women’s international team to the players’ male counterparts in the same sport. “Well, … [Read more...] about 6 Underdogs Who Could Win Their Groups at the FIFA Women’s World Cup
Think of the moment you started to care about women’s international soccer. Chances are, it was during a USWNT match at the World Cup. Many journalists have said that the “mainstreaming” of the United States Women’s National Team occurred when Brandi Chastain scored to beat China and secure the FIFA gold medals in 1999. It was certainly a seminal moment in women’s … [Read more...] about FIFA Women’s World Cup: Which Group F Teams Could Threaten the USWNT?
Andy Rooney was waxing Biblical in an essay once (imagine that) when he flashed the kind of humor that drew me as a youngster to his stream-of-consciousness style. “There shall be a time to reap, and a time to sow,” Rooney began. “There shall be a time to break down and a time to build up.” “And there shall be a time to play basketball which shall be in the wintertime and … [Read more...] about Gamblers Disagree on How NBA Finals Will Begin…But Agree on an Ending
I’m all about singing the praises of Liverpool and Mohamed Salah, especially after the superstar footballer and supporting cast somehow kept up with Man City in an exhausting sprint to the Premiership finish line. Reds couldn’t catch Citizens but sure had a lot of fun trying. And yes, absolutely, the 2nd-half comeback to beat Barcelona on May 7th deserves to live in … [Read more...] about UEFA Champions League Final: Liverpool a Popular Wager, Maybe Too Popular