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MLB Handicapping: Milwaukee's offense struggles to produce

04.23.2012     12:13 PM     Printer Friendly
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Houston (Harrell) at Milwaukee (Greinke) -215 O/U 7.5

Since starting the season 3-1 (23 runs), the Milwaukee Brewers have gone ice cold with the bats. Over the last 11 games, the Brew Crew are 4-7 and hitting .212 with a .281 OBP as a team.

Tonight, they may not need many runs with Zach Greinke on the hill. Milwaukee is 19-0 in Greinke's last 19 starts at Miller Park dating back to last season. That success however is certainly reflected in a price that is now well north of -200.


"It's a tough loss," said Gallardo, who got virtually no offensive support in seven innings of eight-strikeout work. "We're not where we want to be or need to be (offensively) now. We just need one (at-bat) right now to get things going. We have the guys to do that."

"This lineup will eventually hit," Read more



Tags: MLB Milwaukee Brewers Houston Astros




Wayne Rooney's dad cleared of soccer betting charges

04.23.2012     11:42 AM     Printer Friendly
UPDATE

Last October, Wayne Rooney's father was arrested in connection with a soccer betting scheme. Today he was officially cleared of all charges.


“Mr Rooney Snr has always vigorously denied the allegations and maintained his innocence throughout the investigation. He is delighted the matter has now concluded.”








Wayne Rooney's dad busted for soccer betting scheme

10.06.2011     07:13 AM     View Original Blog


Wayne Rooney's dad and seven others were arrested in connection to some sort of Read more



Tags: Soccer




MLB Gambling Notes: Shaun Marcum's crazy BABIP baffles bettors

04.23.2012     10:22 AM     Andrew Lange     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Andrew Lange

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I almost spit up my coffee this morning when I read that SHAUN FREAKIN’ MARCUM is currently tops in all of baseball (starters) in swinging strikes at 15.4% (league average is 8.4%). All of you have seen Marcum pitch and while he throw strikes and doesn’t issue many walks, his stuff is more baffling than impressive. He swinging strike rate obviously won’t last but perhaps even more amazing has been Marcum’s ability to maintain below league average BABIP for such a long period of time.

Since 2007, Marcum has thrown 725.1 innings with a rock solid 3.67 ERA and 48-29 record. During that span, his yearly BABIP numbers are: .269, .246, .280, .264, .250...for an average of .266!

I went on Baseball Reference and looked up other starting pitchers who have had similar career paths and found that none of them are even close to being that fortunate. Yovano Gallardo's lifetime BABIP is .302, Jair Jurrjens' is .297 and Daisuke Matsuzaka's is .292. Marcum has had one "normal" season (only 78.1 IP) BABIP wise with a Read more


Tags: MLB Milwaukee Brewers Andrew Lange




MLB Betting Alert: Snow in the forecast for Colorado-Pittsburgh

04.23.2012     09:25 AM     Printer Friendly
Colorado (Moyer) at Pittsburgh (Correia) -110 O/U 7.5

From Sports Options: CLOUDY, 80% CHANCE SNOW. WIND OUT TO CENTER 10-20, GUSTY.GAME TEMP 37, RH 72% WIND CHILL 27 SNOWFALL 2-4 INCHES; SNOW MAY MIX WITH RAIN

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Tags: MLB Pittsburgh Pirates Colorado Rockies




Sports Betting Podcast 4-23-2012 with Handicapper Rob Veno

04.23.2012     09:19 AM     Printer Friendly
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Monday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured handicapper Rob Veno. Rob broke down today's MLB and NBA games from a betting perspective.

Today's segments
Rob Veno - MLB and NBA Every Game on the Board

To listen to past shows, be sure to visit our Sportsmemo Podcast Homepage.

ITunes users can subscribe to the show by searching "Sportsmemo" in the podcast directory.



Tags: MLB NBA Rob Veno




MLB Handicapping: Starting pitchers struggle with velocity

04.23.2012     07:56 AM     Printer Friendly
Article from the Wall Street Journal on starting pitchers and their early season decline in velocity. Both Tim Lincecum and CC Sabathia made the list and are slated to throw today.

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Tags: MLB




NBA Gambling Notes: New Jersey plays final home game before move to Brooklyn

04.23.2012     07:49 AM     Printer Friendly
Philadelphia -9 at New Jersey O/U 187

Final home game for the New Jersey Nets before making the move to Brooklyn next season. Their opponent, Philadelphia, needs to win one of its final three games (or a Milwaukee loss) to secure the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference.




Tags: NBA New Jersey Nets Philadelphia 76ers




Las Vegas man pockets $53K from NCAA Tournament contest

04.23.2012     07:41 AM     Printer Friendly
Cool story about the guy who won Station Casino's Last Man Standing NCAA Tournament contest. Contestants had to pick one game against the spread every day of the tournament. The gentleman who won went a perfect 10-0 but he got some fortunate bounces including Xavier -4.5 vs. Lehigh (Xavier was down by 17) and Louisville +1.5 vs. Florida (Louisville outscored Florida by 15 points over the final 10 minutes). For his efforts, he took home the $53K grand prize – on a $25 entry free. Sweet!


“I told myself that if I was going to lose, I was going to lose with my own picks,” Cohen said. “I wasn’t going to take anyone else’s advice and lose.”






Tags: College Basketball Las Vegas




NBA Betting News: Breaking down the final week of the regular season

04.23.2012     07:24 AM     Printer Friendly
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Update on the NBA Playoff picture with "magic numbers", probable matchups and what is at stake the final week of the regular season. The Bulls and Spurs appear destine for top seeds. Boston-Atlanta is a confirmed matchup. Milwaukee must go 3-0 and Philadelphia 0-3 for the Bucks to get in. Tuesday's Utah-Phoenix outcome is likely to determine the 8th seed in the Western Conference.



Tags: NBA




NBA Handicapping: Bulls not interested in backing off final two games

04.23.2012     07:18 AM     Printer Friendly
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With only two regular season games remaining, the Chicago Bulls are pretty much a lock for the top seed in the Eastern Conference (two game lead over Miami). But some of the player quotes suggest they won't be taking those final two contests (at Indiana, vs. Cleveland) lightly.


“We can’t look back,” forward Taj Gibson said. “We’ve got to keep pushing forward. We know we want to finish strong, that’s the main thing. We want the best record. What team wouldn’t want that after going so hard during this condensed season? We’re going to go after it. I know Thibs isn’t a fan of resting guys. We don’t want rest. It’s the time of the season where you can’t really rest.”

“You can control what you can control,” center Joakim Noah said. “Right now, it’s all about getting better. It’s all about getting a little momentum for the playoffs. But we know Indiana is going to come ready to play, and it will be a playoff atmosphere there. Read more



Tags: NBA Chicago Bulls



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Poker informant spotted in New York

04.22.2012     07:18 AM     Printer Friendly
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Most of you by now are familiar with the name Daniel Tzvetkoff. If not, he was one of if not the main contributor in kick starting the Black Friday/online poker disaster. Long story short, he basically turned informant in order to avoid jail time and had been off the grid since mid-2010 thanks to some assistance from the FBI. But for whatever reason, Australia's Courier-Mail recently spotted (and photographed) him and his family in New York City. When confronted by the media, Tzvetkoff first denied who he was but then later said, "Look mate, you're going to get in a lot of trouble with me right now". We're not sure if there is some movie-like bounty on this guy's head but he isn't very popular – he’s expected to play "witness" for more upcoming poker trials.



Tags: Poker




MLB Handicapping: Miami's Johnson makes positive adjustments

04.22.2012     06:53 AM     Printer Friendly
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Miami (Johnson) -115 at Washington (Gonzalez) O/U 6.5

A positive article on Miami's Josh Johnson heading into this afternoon's game against Washington. Johnson was not sharp in his first two starts of the season (8.2 IP, 9 ERs) but allowed only two runs in seven innings last time vs. Chicago. He said that he spotted a flaw in his delivery and made the proper mechanical adjustment.


 “When my timing’s off everything the past month hasn’t really felt quite there,” Johnson said. “I wasn’t really sure what it was until we went back to look at the video and saw that my hands werent breaking at the correct time and doing what I’ve always done through my career,” Johnson said, adding that after the adjustment, “I felt like I could let it go.”






Tags: MLB Miami Marlins Washington Nationals




MLB Betting Trends: How teams fare after being no-hit

04.22.2012     06:46 AM     Printer Friendly
Chicago's Philip Humber decided to chuck a perfect game against Seattle yesterday so we went back and pulled the data of how team's fared after having a no-hitter or perfect game (*) thrown against them. The initial thought was that embarrassment and pride would provide some sort of spark the next game. Umm, not that case as those teams went 5-12. 

MLB Betting Results for Teams After Getting No-Hit
Date
Pitcher
Victim
Victim's Next Game
Result
4/21/2012
P. Humber
Seattle
Chicago WS
???
7/27/2011
E. Santana
Cleveland
Kansas City
Loss, 0-12
5/7/2011
J. Verlander
Toronto
Detroit
Loss, 2-5
5/3/2011
F. Liriano
Chicago WS
Minnesota
Loss, 2-3
10/6/2010
R. Halladay
Cincinnati
Philadelphia
Loss, 4-7
7/26/2010
M. Garza
Detroit
Tampa Bay
Loss, 3-2
6/25/2010
E. Jackson
Tampa Bay
Arizona
Win, 5-3
5/29/2010
R. Halladay*
Florida
Philadelphia
Win, 1-0
5/9/2010
D. Braden*
Tampa Bay
LA Angels
Loss, 5-4
4/17/2010
U. Jimenez
Atlanta
Colorado
Win, 4-3
7/23/2009
M. Buehrle*
Tampa Bay
Toronto
Win, 4-2
7/10/2009
J. Sanchez
San Diego
San Francisco
Loss, 2-1
9/14/2008
C. Zamrbano
Houston
Chicago
Loss, 5-1
5/19/2008
J. Lester
Kansas City
Boston
Loss, 2-1
9/1/2007
C. Buchholz
Baltimore
Boston
Loss, 3-2
6/12/2007
J. Verlander
Milwaukee
Detroit
Win, 3-2
4/18/2007
M. Buehrle
Texas
Chicago WS
Loss, 6-4
9/6/2006
A. Sanchez
Arizona
St. Louis
Loss, 6-2
Result
 
 
 
5-12 SU
  



Tags: MLB




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