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Teddy Covers' Las Vegas Wiseguy Report: An early look at the AFC North

07.05.2016     07:30 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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I’ve already previewed four NFL Divisions throughout the hot summer months – we’re at the halfway point; with four more divisional previews still to come.  Let’s continue the process this week with an early breakdown of the AFC North. As always, teams are listed in alphabetical order within the division.

The Baltimore Ravens had been a model of consistency throughout the John Harbaugh/Joe Flacco eras...until last year.  Baltimore suffered through an injury riddled disaster of a campaign, finishing with a 5-11 SU, 5-9-2 ATS mark, while going 7-9 O/U.  By the end of the season a franchise record 20 different players were on injured reserve.  It’s worth noting that the Ravens switched their field surface this past offseason, at least in part due to all of those injuries last year, replacing the field turf with natural grass for 2016.

The betting markets are expecting a significant Ravens bounceback this year, lining Baltimore as an 8.5 win team for 2016 (there are a handful of books that have Baltimore lined at 8 wins with juice to the over).  A quick look at their mainstream stats from last Read more



Tags: NFL Baltimore Ravens Pittsburgh Steelers Cleveland Browns Cincinnati Bengals Teddy Covers




MLB Handicapper Free Betting Pick: San Francisco Giants at Oakland A's

06.30.2016     09:28 AM     Drew Martin     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Drew Martin

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San Francisco (Bumgarner) -145 at Oakland (Overton) O/U 7.5
Recommendation: San Francisco


The Oakland Athletics host the San Francisco Giants for the finale of their four-game set. The A’s won the first two games of this interleague series in San Francisco and then won again last night in Oakland 7-1. The Giants are sending their ace Madison Bumgarner to the hill to avoid the dreaded four-game sweep. He will face Dillon Overton for the A’s who is 1-0 on the year. Bumgarner is 8-4 with a sub 2.00 ERA but has lost back-to-back starts at Pittsburgh and against Philadelphia despite allowing a total of four runs in over 14 innings. The 26-year-old southpaw has has yielded more than two earned runs only three times in 16 outings this year and once in his last 13 starts. The line has shifted all the way from -185 to -145 which provides us with a discounted price on one of the best pitchers in the game and one of the best teams in the National League. Overton posted an 8-4 record with one complete game and a 3.01 ERA in 14 games with Triple-A Nashville. He was a former second round pick but Tommy John surgery caused his velocity to drop from the Read more



Tags: MLB San Francisco Giants Oakland A's Drew Martin




Sports Betting Podcast 6-29-2016 with Sportsmemo Handicappers Ian Cameron and Erin Rynning

06.29.2016     11:35 AM     Printer Friendly
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Wednesday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicappers Ian Cameron and Erin Rynning. Ian broke down Week 2 of the CFL while ER and host Andrew Lange talked MLB.

Today's segments
Full Show

Ian Cameron - CFL Week 2

Erin Rynning - MLB

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: CFL MLB Ian Cameron Erin Rynning Andrew Lange




MLB Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox

06.29.2016     09:50 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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Minnesota (Nolasco) +100 at Chicago (Shields) O/U 9.5
Recommendation: Minnesota


To say that the Chicago White Sox have fallen on hard times is something of an understatement.  A team that dominated the division in April is now sitting one game under .500 in fourth place in the AL Central. Starter Chris Sale has continued to dominate, a legit staff ace.  But in Chicago’s last 35 games without Chris Sale as their starting pitcher, they’ve gone 9-26, costing their backers a small fortune.

James Shields next good start with the White Sox will be his first good start with the White Sox, a former ace who has completely fallen apart here in 2016.  Shields was ineffective in San Diego, as the Padres went 2-9 in his 11 starts.  And since arriving on the South Side, Shields has actually gotten worse.

 In his first start on this field with the ChiSox, Shields needed 84 pitches to record six outs, while allowing ten of the 16 batters he faced to reach base.  In his second start, he gave up seven runs and 13 baserunners in five innings.  His last two starts haven’t been all that much better, a Read more



Tags: MLB Minnesota Twins Chicago White Sox Teddy Covers




MLB Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Texas Rangers at New York Yankees

06.28.2016     09:05 AM     ICC     Printer Friendly
Submitted by ICC

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Texas (Hamels) -110 at New York (Sabathia) O/U 8.5
Recommendation: Texas


A lack of betting market respect has been commonplace with the Texas Rangers with +30 units in the bank despite being 33 games over .500. Cole Hamels has been exceptional over his last three starts allowing just two runs in 20.2 innings of work with Texas winning all three of those games. On the season, lefties have hit only .208 off of Hamels with a miniscule OPS of .630. New York has had a tough time offensively particularly against lefties with the 27th ranked slugging percentage (.386). On the flip side, C.C. Sabathia’s magical ride of a season came to a bit of a halt in this last outing as Colorado got him for 6 runs on 7 hits in 4.1 innings and he left that game with an ankle injury. The Yankees said he is good to go for this start but I’m left to wonder if maybe that rough outing is the beginning of a tailspin for an aging arm that is north of 3,000 innings and currently sporting the best numbers we’ve seen since 2011.  Also note that Texas has mashed lefties this season with the fourth-best OPS in the league. At a near pick ‘em price, Texas Read more



Tags: MLB Texas Rangers New York Yankees Ian Cameron




MLB Handicapping: Market has adjusted to increased home run rate

06.28.2016     08:55 AM     Printer Friendly
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Home runs have returned at a rate MLB hasn't seen since the Steroid Era. The league is on pace for 5,500 dingers -- the only two seasons to top that mark was in 1999 and 2000 when dudes like this mysteriously belted 35 bombs. From a betting perspective, the markets have adjusted. The league is trended over the total but at a modest 51.9%. Last season, there were 41 games lined at 6 or lower. This season, there have been only 10 at the halfway point.




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Teddy Covers' Las Vegas Wiseguy Report: An early look at the NFC South

06.27.2016     09:11 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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Continuing my summertime tour through the eight NFL divisions, this week, I’ll be taking an in-depth look at the four NFC South teams.  As always, teams are listed in alphabetical order within the division.

The Atlanta Falcons (lined at 7 or 7.5 wins for 2016, depending on the book) went 6-1 SU to open the season last year, but stumbled down the stretch with a 2-7 finish, finishing the season with an improved, yet still disappointing 8-8 SU record.  They were money losers (6-10 ATS, including a 2-10 slide to close out the campaign) despite their two win improvement from 2014 to 2015.  That came on the heels of a two win improvement (from four to six victories) from 2013 to 2014. 

The Falcons mainstream stats show one clear weakness from 2015, despite facing one of the easier scheduled in the NFL last year.  Their 30 giveaways ranked among the bottom five teams in the NFL at avoiding turnovers.  They finished +0.0 yards per play, (obviously) right at the league average with the #7 ranked offense and the #16 ranked defense based on yardage numbers.   Both coordinators return from last year’s Read more



Tags: NFL Atlanta Falcons Carolina Panthers Tampa Bay Buccaneers New Orleans Saints Teddy Covers




MLB Handicapper Free Betting Pick: San Diego Padres at Cincinnati Reds

06.24.2016     10:11 AM     Drew Martin     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Drew Martin

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San Diego (Rea) at Cincinnati (Reed)
Recommendation: 1st 5 inning Under 5


The Cincinnati Reds host the San Diego Padres for the second game of a four-game series. The Padres took the first game last night 7-4. Both teams are dealing with key injuries to the lineup and both are throwing young promising starting pitchers tonight. The Reds send Cody Reed the hill for his second MLB start. Reed allowed four earned runs in seven innings in his first outing. The 23-year-old from Horn Lake, Miss., was a second-round pick in 2013 out of Northwest Mississippi Community College. “He’s a lefty with real good stuff,” Price said. “Very athletic. Fastball, slider, changeup. Extremely competitive. He just seems to me to be a guy who’s really comfortable in competition and doesn’t see an environment as being imposing as others would.” The 6-5 225-pound southpaw will be facing a San Diego lineup that may be shorthanded without Jon Jay, who hasn't played since being hit by a pitch on Sunday. Jay is still experiencing some soreness.On the other side, the Reds lineup might be without their best player, Joey Votto who was not in Read more



Tags: MLB San Diego Padres Cincinnati Reds Drew Martin




MLB Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Philadelphia Phillies at Minnesota Twins

06.22.2016     10:57 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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Philadelphia (Morgan) at Minnesota (Gibson) -165 O/U 9
Recommendation: Over


To say that the Twins have been trending Over of late is something of an understatement.  Minnesota is 14-1-1 to the Over in their last 16 ballgames.  My clients and I have been cashing betting the Twins Over repeatedly during that span, and tonight’s game has all the makings of another high scoring slugfest.  Here’s why: In most sports, what happens in one game doesn’t matter all that much when it comes to the next game, with the just concluded NBA or NHL Playoffs standing out as prime recent examples.  But when it comes to MLB totals, there is clearly a correlative effect from one game to the next.

Hot lineups stay hot until proven otherwise.  A series of poor outings from a starting pitching staff will result in tired, overworked bullpens that throw gas on fires, as opposed to putting them out.  And when you put those two factors together – a hot lineup and some bad pitching – you’ve got the Minnesota Twins right now!

When an MLB team wins 14 out of 16 games, they’ll be one of the Read more



Tags: MLB Philadelphia Phillies Minnesota Twins Teddy Covers




MLB newest league to consider Las Vegas for expansion

06.22.2016     08:42 AM     Printer Friendly
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What is with everyone wanting to set up shop with a professional sports team in Las Vegas? The NHL is giving it a go, the Oakland Raiders are efforting, and now MLB is saying it "would not disqualify" Sin City -- whatever that means.


“I think the whole, ‘You can’t go to Vegas because there are casinos there,’ we passed that by a long time ago. There’s casinos all over the place. I see Las Vegas as a viable alternative. I would not disqualify it just because of the gambling issue.”






Tags: MLB NHL NFL Las Vegas



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