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MLB Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Oakland A's Season Over/Under Wins

03.28.2017     08:53 AM     Drew Martin     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Drew Martin blog entry.
Oakland A's Season O/U Wins 74
Recommendation: Under

General manager Billy Beane’s "Moneyball” approach continues to age and given his organization’s lack resources and the emergence of more savvy front offices, the Oakland A’s have bottomed out the last two seasons with back-to-back sub-70 win showings. They didn’t make much of any noise during the offseason and appear headed for another rebuilding type campaign.

The Athletics were one of the worst defensive teams in MLB last year and ranked in the bottom five in team ERA. The offense was also abysmal; so much so that the A’s finished 32-45 O/U at home despite posting a 4.50 team ERA. Overall, Oakland had over a -100 run differential last season; every bit as bad as their 69-93 record.

After back-to-back subpar seasons, how did they respond? By shipping their most potent hitter, Danny Valencia, to the Seattle Mariners for you guessed it, a minor league prospect. This is an important factor when handicapping MLB season wins: Is the team primed to be a “seller” or a “buyer” prior to the trade deadline? For Read more

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MLB Betting Podcast 3-28-2017 with Sportsmemo Handicapper Drew Martin

03.28.2017     08:29 AM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
Tuesday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicapper Drew Martin. Drew kicked off our 2017 MLB coverage with a season over/under recommendation on the Oakland A's. 

Today's segments
Drew Martin - MLB Season Over/Under Wins Pick

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MLB Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Baltimore Orioles Season Over/Under Wins

03.28.2017     06:40 AM     Rob Veno     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Rob Veno blog entry.
Baltimore Orioles Season O/U Wins 80.5
Recommendation: Over

Despite significant upgrades made to the rosters of divisional foes Boston and New York, I still view the Baltimore Orioles as an above .500 team. The Red Sox’s loaded offense now combines with what many are calling the best best starting staff in the league after acquiring ace left hander Chris Sale. New York’s reacquiring of Aroldis Chapman gives it an elite bridge-to-closer situation to go along with a lineup that added Matt Holliday and starts this season with talented run producers Gary Sanchez and Greg Bird. But Baltimore wasn’t without some solid moves of its own that puts them in position to be just as productive as last year’s 89-win team.

The resigning of Mark Trumbo ensured the potential to match 2016’s MLB-leading 253 home runs. Landing free agent catcher Welington Castillo gives the Birds a more than adequate replacement for departed starter Matt Wieters. Castillo should provide everything Wieters did offensively and he’s already said his focus will be on defense Read more

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Owners vote in favor of Oakland to Las Vegas move

03.27.2017     12:08 PM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
It's official. The Oakland Raiders announced they will relocate the team to Las Vegas. But don't get too excited. A stadium needs to be built and the team stated that they will remain in Oakland through at least the 2018 season.

"The Raiders were born in Oakland and Oakland will always be part of our DNA. We know that some fans will be disappointed and even angry, but we hope that they do not direct that frustration to the players, coaches and staff. We plan to play at the Coliseum in 2017 and 2018, and hope to stay there as the Oakland Raiders until the new stadium opens. We would love nothing more than to bring a championship back to the Bay Area."

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MLB Gambling News: Houston Astros move in centerfield fence at Minute Maid Park

03.27.2017     12:03 PM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
Another ballpark change to be aware of. Houston's Minute Maid Park has rid itself of Tal's Hill in centerfield and moved in the fence from 436 feet to 409 feet. Minute Maid Park surrendered the third fewest home runs (171) in the American League last season behind Kauffman Stadium (155) and Oakland Coliseum (155). 

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MLB Handicapping: Keep an eye on pitchers who threw in WBC

03.27.2017     10:50 AM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
Quick list of MLB pitchers who tossed more than seven innings in the recent WBC. For most, their workload wasn't too far removed from what they would have done during a spring training. But for some, there were some high leverage situations that required max effort. Most notable was Toronto's Marcus Stroman who threw 15.1 innings including six innings (73 pitches) in Team USA's title game win over Puerto Rico. New York's Seth Lugo, who faced Stroman, tossed 15 total innings for Puerto Rico. He's in the hunt for a spot on the Mets' oft-injured rotation. Others high profile arms include: Hector Santiago (8.2 IP), Carlos Martinez (8 IP), Danny Duffy (8 IP), Edinson Volquez (8 IP), and Felix Hernandez (7.2 IP). Note that Volquez started three games in the 2013 WBC and was torched for 16 runs his first three MLB starts of that season. 

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NBA Betting Podcast 3-27-2017 with Sportsmemo Handicapper Teddy Covers

03.27.2017     10:04 AM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
Monday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicapper Teddy Covers. Teddy broke down the entire NBA card.

Today's segments
Teddy Covers - NBA Every Game on the Board

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NCAA Tournament Handicapping: North Carolina Tar Heels favored to win title

03.27.2017     09:07 AM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
And then there were four. This weekend's Final Four matchups are set with South Carolina taking on Gonzaga and Oregon squaring off against North Carolina. The Tar Heels are +150 to win the title followed by Gonzaga (+170), Oregon (+475) and South Carolina (+875).

The remaining three games will take place at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. It's obviously a massive structure that will be modified to accommodate the small playing field compared to football. There hasn't been a lot of high profile basketball played at the venue. The only one we came across was the 2009 NCAA Tournament Regional. Here's a bunch of photos that show the layout.


Tags: College Basketball North Carolina Tar Heels South Carolina Gamecocks Gonzaga Bulldogs Oregon Duck

NBA Handicapping: Playoff picture fairly clear outside of eighth seeds

03.27.2017     08:52 AM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
Not a lot to be determined the final two weeks of the NBA regular season. Seven of the eight playoffs spots in the Eastern Conference are all but locked up. Cleveland, Boston, Washington and Toronto have officially clinched. The Cavaliers and Celtics are currently tied for the no. 1 seed. According to projections, Atlanta, Milwaukee and Indiana have just under a 90% chance of making it. The eighth seed will be either Miami, Chicago or Detroit. Similar situation in the Western Conference with the top seven seeds accounted for. The eighth seed is still live with Portland and Denver currently tied at 35-38. 

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