Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier are back for the third and the final showdown, which would close their trilogy and decide who is a better fighter. A lot is at stake here, not only the title belt, as many see it. The reputation, the legacy, the honor. The UFC 252 is arguably the biggest event of the entire … Read More... about UFC 252: Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier Betting Preview, Odds, Prediction
An action-packed first weekend of MLB baseball snapped the 267-day hardball hiatus. We saw Lorenzo Cain pull a Houdini. via GIPHY We saw Anthony Rizzo offer his opponent some hand sanitizer. We saw the debut of new rules - including the NL DH, extra innings second-base runner, and the 3-batter minimum for pitchers. There are no fans in the stands or roars … [Read more...] about MLB One-Twelfth Update – State of the MLB After 5 Games
Welcome to WagerBop’s Daily Double! Our new hardball blog includes previews and picks for at least 2 Major League Baseball games every day, updated nightly with Las Vegas odds and expected starting hurlers. Rangers Aim to K-O Rockies in Denver Daily Double is working on a hot streak, finally sniffing .500 on the season despite taking chances on a handful of 2-to-1 … [Read more...] about WagerBop Daily Double: Updated MLB Vegas Lines and Recommended Bets
Follow our 2020 MLB Simulation or check out our Opening Day Yankees-Nationals moneyline picks! Following sports news over the past months means hearing the same debates over and over. A common one in MLB circles is whether the Chicago White Sox are a good sleeper pick for 2020. Pick the White Sox! They're my sleeper! That young core? They're going all the way this … [Read more...] about Why are the White Sox a Popular 2020 Sleeper Pick?
Analyzing the Two Distinct Halves of Franmil Reyes' 2019 Season Name the MLB player who is 6'5 275. It's not Bartolo. It's not CC. He's actually an outfielder for the Indians … give up? It's the 25-year-old Dominican-born Franmil Reyes. Reyes came up through the Padres' system and exploded onto the Major League scene in 2018 as one of the game's most intriguing young … [Read more...] about Which Franmil Will Show Up in 2020?
The MLB announced a 60-game 2020 season and baseball purists are petrified. A friend of mine put his foot down and insisted, "if anyone breaks Lajoie's record it doesn't count". He was referring, of course, to Nap Lajoie's all-time-high single season batting average of .426 back in 1901. Here's my hot take - a 60-game season won't produce the crazy, ridiculous stats … [Read more...] about MLB 2020 League Leaders in Batting Average, Home Runs, ERA – Hitting .400 Plus More
Trivia time! Who won the NL MVP in 2018? Cmon, think! Time's up … Christian Yelich. Who won NL MVP last year, 2019? Got your answer? It's Cody Bellinger. These stud outfielders are setting the pace in the National League. Vegas experts predict that National League newcomer Mookie Betts will also be involved in the NL MVP race, but Betts is not even the best outfielder on his … [Read more...] about Belly and Yelly – The 2-Man Race for 2020 NL MVP
We make such a big deal about young talent in baseball. Watching tomorrow's stars is exciting, right? Fans love young talent because it gives them hope for the future. Teams love young talent because those players are still on small rookie deals and are an incredible value. In a league where the average age for a hitter has dropped a full year in the past decade, the older … [Read more...] about Nelson Cruz is Almost 40 and Still Bringing It in 2020
Nearly all MLB handicapping begins with evaluating the starting pitching matchup. How hot is the pitcher? How does the opposition hit against pitchers of his handedness? MLB bettors have been trained to ask these questions before any others - to treat the starting pitcher as the most important factor in any matchup … but is that still a viable handicapping model in 2020? I … [Read more...] about MLB Bullpens are More Important in 2020 Than Ever Before