The UFC heads back to San Antonio, Texas, this Saturday, July 20, for UFC on ESPN 4. The main event of the evening is a fantastic welterweight bout that will see Rafael dos Anjos compete against Leon Edwards. All of the six-fight main card is high-quality action, as well. As always, we here at WagerBop … Read More... about UFC on ESPN 4: Dos Anjos vs. Edwards breakdown, odds, betting guide
To my estimation there is only 1 group of individuals in the world who are happy about the FIFA Women’s World Cup, CONCACAF Gold Cup and CONMEBOL Copa América all coming to a conclusion on the same day. The media isn’t happy. It was stunningly tone deaf for the North American and South American federations to schedule men’s finals at the same time as a mega-important women’s … [Read more...] about Trifecta on Turf: A Game Plan for Betting 3 International Soccer Finals on Sunday
One of the best things about blogging on handicapping sites is that the “horse race” element is all we’re supposed to worry about. Who will win, who will lose, and will the outcome be a close call? That’s it. No reader cares a whit what I think (or what any other ‘capper thinks) about any other issues. That’s a nice security blanket to wear whenever I’m asked to cover … [Read more...] about Vegas Action Stalls on USWNT Headed Into USA-France Quarterfinal
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
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?
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
We forget that the football moneyline is all-too often a “roulette wheel” of sports gambling by an exponential factor. When a casino gambler chooses red or black, she is assured of almost 50% success. When a sportsbook bettor chooses Arsenal or Chelsea on the moneyline, there’s at least a 20% or 30% chance neither market will pay off. There is always that “Draw” outcome lurking … [Read more...] about Europa League Final: Will Moneyline Gamblers Flock to Arsenal or Chelsea?
Here at WagerBop we spend a lot of time looking at underdog picks. It’s only natural. Bettors and handicappers have been offered favorites vs the point spread since we were kids. (As Damon Runyon once put it, all of life is 6-to-5 against.) Time and experience have taught us to look for the price, not the number. If you can find a plus-moneyline on an “underdog” that really … [Read more...] about Africa Cup of Nations: Handicapping the 6 Hottest Futures Picks