Following today's UEFA Champions League group stage draw, the most prominent European football/soccer competition is ready to kick off. And so is betting on the same. In this article, we will review all the groups and present them to you. Manchester City is the top contender for winning the trophy, and … Read More... about UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw Completed
It's common to find pro-USA (and pro-commercial marketing) bias in Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics betting odds in the modern era. It's not a bad thing. From an investment POV, a set of badly-priced markets on the Olympics is a rich opportunity. For instance, curling speculators - lucky folks who can kick-back with a beer and soak in a relaxing (and roaring) game of … [Read more...] about Men’s Olympic Basketball: Has Team USA’s Rocky Road to Tokyo Changed the Betting Odds?
They say that former PGA Tour golfer Chip Beck was so sunny and optimistic, he could get excited about missing the green. The sports world has done worse than metaphorically miss the green in spring of 2020 - it's missed the tee time altogether. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid waste to pro and collegiate calendars around the world, wiping out most meaningful competition in … [Read more...] about Introducing WagerBop’s 2020 Virtual World Championship Tournaments
We know how to calculate a team’s odds to win one game. How on earth do we figure out a team’s odds to win a series? Learning how to calculate series odds will make finding value a breeze whether you are betting the MLB season or playoffs, college baseball, the NBA or NHL playoffs, or just a backyard pickup best-of-7. Figuring out series odds is not impossible, it just … [Read more...] about How to Calculate Odds to Win a Series
Remember this play? The play that decided Game 1. pic.twitter.com/e1UeOv57Rn — ESPN (@espn) June 1, 2018 It was the biggest blunder in recent NBA Playoffs history. It demoralized LeBron and his teammates beyond belief, devastating any chance the Cavs might have had in the series. By dribbling the ball back out after his rebound with 4.7 seconds left, JR Smith … [Read more...] about Which Blunder Was Worse? – JR Smith or the Spurs
This time of year, everyone still alive in college basketball is good. Everyone still alive is talented and each of these teams are hot. There are no easy ones in the Final Four. Each team is dangerous. I’m a huge numbers guy and several jump out at me as I peruse the Spartans-Raiders matchup which is set to take place on Saturday April 6th from beautiful US Bank Stadium in … [Read more...] about March Madness Final Four Preview: Michigan State vs Texas Tech – By the Numbers
Every so often, I try to stop and explain to my readers that there is no such thing as a “moneyline prediction.” Sometimes editors use keywords like “moneyline prediction,” and I’m guilty of calling a lot of my recommended straight-up bets predictions even though that’s not what they really are. Moneylines are almost always unequal odds, like (-200) vs (+175). I may make a … [Read more...] about NCAA Final Four: Virginia Looks Like a Bad Wager vs Auburn
Oh boy! All those top seeds in the Elite Eight made for quite a thrilling ride. The average margin of the four games at the end of regulation was under 2 points, leading some to call this the best Elite Eight in NCAA tournament history. A couple of big boys fell this past weekend in Duke and Gonzaga. UNC and Michigan also watched their title chances bite the dust following … [Read more...] about 2019 Final Four Futures Tracker – Why it Makes Sense to Bet Virginia
After the first half on Thursday night, Texas Tech led 63-44 over Michigan … oh wait, sorry … that was the final score. The halftime score was actually 24-16. Yeah … 16. This wasn’t just a cold shooting performance by Michigan. This was one of the worst offensive showings in the storied history of the NCAA Tournament. We need some context. This deserves a deep dive … [Read more...] about What Did We Just See?