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Sports Betting Podcast 6-7-2012 with Handicapper Rob Veno

06.07.2012     09:00 AM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
Thursday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured handicapper Rob Veno. Rob broke down the MLB card from a betting perspective.

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

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Tags: MLB Rob Veno

MLB Handicapper Free Pick: Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins

06.07.2012     07:33 AM     Otto Sports     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Otto Sports blog entry.
Atlanta (Minor) at Miami (Buehrle)
Recommendation: Miami Over 4 Team Total

Adding to our previous blog post that touched on Miami’s success against left-handed pitching: The Marlins bats have been held down in two consecutive games but we’ll call for them to come alive here tonight against Mike Minor. The Braves left hander has been dreadful this season and has allowed at least four runs in six consecutive trips to the mound. He features a 7.27 ERA away from home and despite the spacious dimensions of this new park in Miami this is playing like a hitters field. As we saw a couple of weeks ago the Marlins match up well against Minor; they had nine base runners on in less than five innings against him, scoring six runs before he was yanked.

That shouldn’t be a surprise as Miami has dominated the left handers of late. They’ve won nine straight against left handed starters, defeating Cole Hamels, Madison Bumgarner, Jamie Moyer, Mike Minor, Jon Niese, Read more

Tags: MLB Atlanta Braves Miami Marlins Otto Sports

Spain and Germany top betting picks to win EURO 2012

06.07.2012     07:26 AM     Printer Friendly
EURO Cup 2012 action starts tomorrow. Here are The Greek's Group and Tournament odds.

Group A
Russia +140
Poland +225
Czech Republic +400
Greece +450

Group B
Germany +120
Netherlands +175
Portugal +350
Denmark +1400

Group C
Spain -175
Italy +275
Croatia +700
Ireland +1400

Group D
France +150
England +250
Ukraine +400
Sweden +550

Tournament Champs
Spain +275
Germany +300
Netherlands +600
France +1000
England +1200
Italy +1400
Portugal +2000
Russia +2000
Remaining teams +4500 or more

Tags: Soccer

MLB Gambling Trends: Miami Marlins getting the job done vs. lefties

06.07.2012     07:11 AM     Printer Friendly
Marty Otto pointed out that the Miami Marlins have now won nine straight games against left-handed starters. They'll try to make it 10 tonight against Atlanta southpaw Mike Minor. Also note Miami has scored at least five runs in seven of their eight home games against lefties.

Marlins vs. Lefties
6/2 - 5-4 Win vs. Hamels
5/26 - 5-3 Win vs. Bumgarner
5/21 - 7-4 Win vs. Moyer
5/16 - 8-4 Win vs. Minor
5/13 - 8-4 Win vs. Niese
5/11 - 6-5 Win vs. Santana
5/7 - 4-0 Win vs. Rodriguez
5/5 - 4-1 Win vs. Richard
5/2 - 3-2 Win vs. Zito

Tags: MLB Miami Marlins Otto Sports

MLB Handicapping: Five home runs helps back-to-back games at Petco go OVER

06.07.2012     06:44 AM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
When a game goes over the total at Petco Park is usually isn't by much and rarely do we see two teams combine for double-digit runs. But the last two contests – against the weak hitting San Francisco Giants – have each produced 11 runs. And on five occasions during those two games the ball managed to leave the playing field in fair territory. There is a theory among bettors that Petco Park plays a bit more realistic during stretches when the "marine layer" isn't as strong. According to one explanation, this tends to happen during the day and later in the season. Just something to consider when playing Padres totals.

“In the simplest terms, when you’re close to the water, there’s more moisture in the air and the air is cooler,” said Miller. “The air becomes less dense with water in it, lighter than typical air molecules, so the ball can fly farther in the moister air. But when the marine layer moves in, like a big blob of cold air pouring over the stadium walls and onto the field, the air is more

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Tags: MLB San Diego Padres

MLB Betting Recap: Detroit's defense continues to have negative impact

06.07.2012     06:16 AM     Printer Friendly
It's been said multiple times that due to a horrific defense, Detroit will have to hit its way to an American League Central title. Last night, part of the plan worked as the Tigers put up six runs but a costly first inning error allowed the Indians to jump out to a 3-0 lead en route to a 9-6 victory. Cleveland has now won all five meetings this season.

Top 1st: Cleveland
- S. Choo singled to right
- A. Cabrera flied out to shallow left center
- J. Kipnis flied out to deep center
- C. Santana safe at first on right fielder B. Boesch's fielding error, S. Choo to third
- M. Brantley homered to deep right, S. Choo and C. Santana scored
- J. Damon grounded out to first

“When you talk to evaluators about them and what’s wrong with them and what has to change, the first thing you hear is that they’re a terrible defensive team,” Olney said (and this was before Brendan Boesch’s first-inning error Wednesday night). “But we kind of knew that

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Tags: MLB Detroit Tigers



MLB Handicapping: St. Louis Cardinals staff continues to decline

06.06.2012     01:58 PM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
Pitching starting to become a major concern for the St. Louis Cardinals. The team's ERA has jumped from 2.57 in April to 4.38 in May and six days into June, it sits at 7.88. Their strikeout rate has dropped while their walks and home runs are up. A lot of it has to do with certain arms coming back down to earth. Kyle Lohse and Jake Westbrook were performing way beyond expectations. Lance Lynn has enough talent to sustain success but at some point, innings may become a factor. Jaime Garcia's arm is clearly not right. Adam Wainwright is moving in the right direction but who knows if he'll be able to handle a 200+ inning season. Chris Carpenter is sitting on the DL with shoulder problems; a 37-year old who threw 472 innings over the last two years. It will be interesting to see how this shaky staff handles 15 games worth of Interleague play starting Friday.

Tags: MLB St. Louis Cardinals

MLB Betting Alert: Padres solidify worst staff in baseball by signing Marquis

06.06.2012     01:09 PM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
If you happen to be a washed up starting pitcher in search of a job, have your agent give San Diego Padres GM Josh Byrnes a call. There is a 94% chance they'll find you work. Not able to cut it in Minnesota, Jason Marquis and his 8.47 ERA are not only headed to Petco, but starting tomorrow against San Francisco. He replaces Edinson Volquez who has been all over the  place of late (15 walks last four starts). We understand the Padres are in a tough spot with Tim Stauffer, Corey Luebke, and Dustin Moseley on the DL. But Marquis? This after they rented Jeff Suppan for six starts (5.28 ERA). There are even rumblings of the Padres calling up Kip Wells! Don't forget, the Padres have been starting retread Eric Stults and just picked up Russ Ohlendorf from Triple-A Pawtucket (Boston). Add in Anthony Bass looking worn out already (15 ERs last three starts) and this is without question the worst starting staff in baseball.


Tags: MLB San Diego Padres

MLB Betting News: Despite past success, Norris an iffy play vs. Cardinals

06.06.2012     12:38 PM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
St. Louis (Wainwright) -135 at Houston (Norris) O/U 8

Bud Norris has made our "watch list" after seeing reports of a hip flexor injury. Over his last two starts, Norris allowed 12 earned runs and 15 hits in 6.1 innings. Note that Norris has a proven track record against the Cards (7-2, 2.17 ERA, 1.15 WHIP). The price however may be too rich on Adam Wainwright who despite pitching better of late is a tough sell as a road favorite.

Tags: MLB Houston Astros St. Louis Cardinals

MLB Handicapper Free Pick: Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers

06.06.2012     10:01 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers blog entry.
Cleveland (Gomez) at Detroit (Scherzer) -160 O/U 9
Recommendation: Detroit

It’s not hard to make a strong case for betting against Jeanmar Gomez these days. The Indians fifth starter has pitched like a fifth starter, lit up for 16 hits and 11 earned runs over 10.2 innings of work on his last two trips to the hill. His track record against the Tigers lineup is nothing short of awful. He faced them last September: 4.2 innings, ten hits and eight earned runs allowed. He faced them last April, again giving up ten hits (only three runs) in a short 5.2 inning outing. In his previous start against the Tigers in 2010, it was more of the same: eight runs and ten hits allowed in just three innings of work. With a 15.26 ERA, a 3.26 WHIP and a .465 batting average against in his career at Comerica Park, this is not a hurler primed for a strong effort tonight.

While Gomez is a dead nuts bet against hurler tonight, Detroit’s Max Scherzer is in great current form, and he beat the Read more

Tags: MLB Cleveland Indians Detroit Tigers Teddy Covers

Fit with Handicapper Fairway Jay returns

06.06.2012     09:57 AM         Printer Friendly
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Exactly three years ago in June, 2009, I wrote an article titled From Fat to Fit with Fairway and posted it in this blog.  I reviewed my dedication and discipline to a 30-day diet, nutrition and fitness program that turned into 90 days of commitment that resulted in a weight reduction of 35 lbs., inches off my waist and overall better physical health. I’ve never been over 200 lbs., but after regaining nearly half the weight last year, I did another body cleanse and monitored my diet.

So six weeks ago I challenged myself again and I’ve managed to lose another 15 lbs. while focusing on a highly concentrated diet filled with fruits, vegetables, vitamins and regular exercise. You can read my previous blog from 2009 to get an idea of the diet and dedication I follow. Through the entire month of May and into June, I have worked out in my pool almost daily with swimming, running and resistance exercises in the pool. It’s paid off and I look and feel better physically and I’m trying for better balance mentally and emotionally.

I still battle like Read more

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Sports Betting Podcast 6-6-2012 with Handicapper Erin Rynning

06.06.2012     09:51 AM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
Wednesday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured handicapper Erin Rynning. ER broke down the MLB card from a betting perspective.

Today's segments
Erin Rynning - MLB 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 Erin Rynning

I'll Have Another favored to win Belmont Stakes

06.06.2012     08:30 AM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
I'll Have Another is currently the betting favorite to win Saturday's Belmont Stakes and become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. It marks the first time is seven career starts that the colt is favored. Post positions will be drawn this afternoon. There are rumblings that a workers' strike could keep the race from going off.

“If someone had said, before he ran the Bob Lewis, ‘I went into my time machine, and this horse is going to win the Triple Crown,’ you would have told them, ‘I don’t know what you think you’re on, but you’re crazy.’ ”

“Triple Crown races are funny,” Serling said. “I’ll always say if that race was the sixth race on a Thursday, they would have bet it very differently. But Bodemeister had run a better race in the Kentucky Derby than

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NBA Playoffs: Bettors backing Oklahoma City for tonight's Game 6

06.06.2012     07:54 AM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
San Antonio at Oklahoma City -4.5 O/U 202

Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals as Oklahoma City looks to close out the series. Most offshore sportsbooks show the Thunder -4.5 and perhaps headed to -5. Multiple shops in Las Vegas have -5. The Spurs have lost three straight games for the first time this season. Some of OKC's success can be attributed to defensive adjustments like Thabo Sefolosha switching over to Tony Parker.

"We have a great opportunity, we're on our home floor but that doesn't guarantee automatic victory," Brooks said during a day off at the team's practice facility. "They're not going to give us the game. They're not just going to say, `We've lost three in a row, we're going to give in.' We know we have a tough challenge ahead."

Tags: NBA Oklahoma City Thunder San Antonio Spurs

MLB Gambling News: Philadelphia Phillies continue to struggle

06.06.2012     07:39 AM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
Philadelphia's struggles continue with a fourth straight loss last night. Cliff Lee (-6.5 units) dropped to 0-3 despite a 2.92 ERA and 1.01 WHIP. The offense has scored only 16 runs in his nine winless starts. The Phillies are now 28-29 (12-17 at home) and in last place in the National League East. And the return of Chase Utley and Ryan Howard looks to be a few weeks away.

Chase Utley and Ryan Howard are scheduled to take a few more baby steps on their excruciatingly long journey down rehab road. Utley will be the designated hitter in an extended-spring-training game for the second time in three days, and Howard is scheduled to hit, but not run the bases, in the same game.

"We couldn't generate nothing," a frustrated Manuel said. "That's the inconsistency of our team. Tonight, we didn't have a whole lot of chances to score. Their guy kind of shut us down."

Tags: MLB Philadelphia Phillies

MLB Handicapping: Minnesota's trio of young pitchers are producing profits

06.06.2012     07:06 AM     Andrew Lange     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Andrew Lange blog entry.
I spoke on yesterday's Sportsmemo Podcast about some of Minnesota's young starting pitchers. Of the current three – Scott Diamond, PJ Walters and Cole De Vries – none are considered “highly touted” nor are they all that “young” being 25, 27 and 27 respectively. But while Diamond and Walters had thrown a few innings at the MLB level prior to this year, it appears that the trio has had somewhat of an advantage this season in facing various teams for the first time. Despite being 13 games under .500 for the year, the Twins are 10-4 +9.2 units when the trio starts. That is obviously better than the 10-21 record the team has when Carl Pavano, Francisco Liriano and Nick Blackburn toss. The problem though is how is the trio going to handle facing teams for a second and third time? Like a lot of Minnesota pitchers, Diamond, Walters and De Vries don't miss a lot of bats and have displayed average velocity. Combined, they've posted 53 strikeouts in 85 innings. That worries me when innings and fatigue start to become factors later in the season – assuming that they make it that far.

Tags: MLB Minnesota Twins Andrew Lange

Following Game 5 upset, Boston Celtics -140 series favorites over Miami Heat

06.06.2012     06:08 AM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
At one point a 10-1 series favorite, the Miami Heat now find themselves underdogs following last night's loss to Boston. Up 3-2, the Celtics are a -140 series favorite at 5Dimes and Heritage. The Heat are a 2-point road favorite for Thursday's Game 6. Four straight games in the series have gone over the total.

Tags: NBA Boston Celtics Miami Heat





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