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Sports Betting Podcast 5-27-2016 with Sportsmemo Handicapper Teddy Covers

05.27.2016     09:19 AM     Printer Friendly

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Friday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicapper Teddy Covers. Teddy and host Andrew Lange talked today's MLB and NBA slates.

Today's segments 
Teddy Covers - MLB and NBA Playoffs

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 Teddy Covers Andrew Lange



Sports Betting Podcast 5-26-2016 with Sportsmemo Handicappers Drew Martin and Teddy Covers

05.26.2016     10:24 AM     Printer Friendly

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Thursday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicappers Drew Martin and Teddy Covers. Drew, Teddy and host Andrew Lange broke down MLB and Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference Finals.

Today's segments 
Full Show

Teddy Covers - National League and NBA Playoffs

Drew Martin - American League

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 Drew Martin Teddy Covers Andrew Lange



MLB Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Colorado Rockies at Boston Red Sox

05.26.2016     10:22 AM     ICC     Printer Friendly

Submitted by ICC

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Colorado (Gray) +150 at Boston (Buchholz) O/U 9.5 
Recommendation: Colorado


It’s not easy to step in front of this Boston Red Sox freight train at the moment but this is all about price and value. The Colorado Rockies are looking to avoid a series sweep with their young arm Jonathan Gray who has impressed thus far. He has the potential to be the ace of the pitching staff and while he walks into a tough spot, he's exactly the type of pitcher I want to be betting on before the markets fully realize his ability. Despite Gray being hit hard by St. Louis in his last start, the rest of his best efforts have come on the road which makes sense as he continues to figure out Coors Field. His advanced numbers are ultra-impressive with a xFIP of 2.66 along with a rock solid 50% ground ball rate. And he comes in rested tonight having had six full days off. This is also a bet against Clay Buchholz, especially in this type of price range. He’s been very hittable with a 5.66 ERA at Fenway Park which is right in line with his FIP and xFIP. Buchholz has allowed 13 runs in his last 17 innings of work and should be a cure for this ailing Rockies lineup which has scuffled at the plate in recent games. Boston is 6-1 at home over its last seven games but the lone loss came with Buchholz on the mound against Cleveland. After facing an improving David Price and likely the only knuckleballer they'll see all season in Steven Wright, the tide should turn as the Rockies get to smack around a mediocre righty.

Tags: MLB Colorado Rockies Boston Red Sox Ian Cameron



NBA Handicapping: Cleveland Cavaliers now favored to win title

05.26.2016     08:25 AM     Printer Friendly

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A lot of interesting scenario bets for the NBA title currently available at 5Dimes. Cleveland is one win away from reaching the finals and a +122 favorite (-142 field) to win the championship. Oklahoma City leads Golden State 3-1 and is +163 to win the title. The Warriors are +340. One interesting wager is the Oklahoma City/Golden State combo to win the title for -140. If you feel confident that the Thunder will advance, you can get Oklahoma City over Cleveland for +170 and Cleveland over Oklahoma City for +167 which would obviously ensure a profit. 

Tags: NBA Golden State Warriors Oklahoma City Thunder Cleveland Cavaliers



Sports Betting Podcast 5-25-2016 with Sportsmemo Handicapper Erin Rynning

05.25.2016     01:22 PM     Printer Friendly

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Wednesday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicapper Erin Rynning. ER and host Andrew Lange talked today's MLB and NBA slates.

Today's segments 
Erin Rynning - MLB and NBA Playoffs

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 Erin Rynning Andrew Lange



MLB Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Oakland A's at Seattle Mariners

05.25.2016     09:51 AM     Drew Martin     Printer Friendly

Submitted by Drew Martin

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Oakland (Neal) at Seattle (Iwakuma) -190 O/U 8 
Recommendation: Under


The Seattle Mariners host the Oakland Athletics for the final game of a three-game set tonight in Safeco Field. The Mariners sit atop the American League West standings and have played well in many facets. The Mariners downfall is they have struggled offensively at home, posting a well below average team OPS of .684.  The Athletics have all kinds of issues as well. Oakland’s lineup has been decimated by injuries.  Mark Canha and Sam Fuld are lost for the season and they are currently missing Josh Reddick. Over its last six games, Oakland has totaled just 19 runs while batting under .200. On the hill for Seattle will be Hisashi Iwakuma who got off to a tough start to this year’s campaign. He has however pitched much better of late including a 7-inning, 1 earned run effort against the Athletics earlier this month. Zach Neal gets the start for the A’s, Neal is being recalled to make his first major-league start in place of injured ace Sonny Gray. The University of Oklahoma product was 5-1 with a 2.53 ERA in seven starts at Triple-A Nashville. Taking into consideration the Mariners offensive struggles at home, combined with the fact that Iwakuma dominated this A’s lineup just a couple weeks ago. I recommend a wager on the under tonight in the spacious ballpark of Safeco Field.

Tags: MLB Oakland A's Seattle Mariners Drew Martin



NFL Gambling News: To some, staying in Bay Area makes more sense for Oakland Raiders

05.25.2016     08:19 AM     Printer Friendly

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While most of the attention on the Raiders' potential move to Las Vegas is centered around gambling, there are a few folks who are questioning whether or not the location is viable. The Bay Area has nearly 8 million people whereas Las Vegas has less than a million.


"That's why we're doing studies on that now to determine whether it's viable," Davis said. "We're not looking to make this something where the fans fly in on weekends for games. For the first year, it would probably be like that, but we want to have a local fan base. That's important to us."

"If you look at demographics around the league, over the next 10 years, the East Bay/San Francisco/San Jose area will grow more than any other NFL market. I think if Mark (Davis) can put together a deal up there, I think he'd rather stay there. I would rather have them stay there if that’s their preference."



Tags: NFL Oakland Raiders



Sports Betting Podcast 5-24-2016 with Sportsmemo Handicapper Teddy Covers

05.24.2016     10:17 AM     Printer Friendly

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Tuesday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicapper Teddy Covers. Teddy and host Andrew Lange talked today's MLB and NBA slates.

Today's segments 
Teddy Covers - MLB and NBA Playoffs

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 Teddy Covers Andrew Lange



Gambling Update: Billy Walters insider trading case reveals new twist

05.24.2016     08:05 AM     Printer Friendly

UPDATE

The Billy Walters insider trading story just got more interesting following reports that one of the accused tossed a burner cell phone into a creek.


"I did so with the intent both to impair the integrity of the cellular phone and to make it unavailable for any subsequent criminal proceeding," said Davis, who pleaded guilty at the hearing to charges including securities fraud.






Billy Walters arrested for insider trading

05.19.2016     07:51 AM     View Original Blog
Billy Walters was arrested on Wednesday for his alleged involvement in an insider trading scheme.


“Bill Walters is a true American success story, whose extraordinary accomplishments as a lawful sports gambler have been widely recognized and lauded,” the lawyer, Barry Berke, said in a statement. “Mr. Walters and his counsel look forward to his day in court where it will be shown that the prosecutors’ accusations are based on erroneous assumptions, speculative theories and false finger-pointing.”






Tags: Billy Walters



College Football Betting: Golden Nugget releases Season O/U Wins

05.24.2016     07:57 AM     Printer Friendly

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Last week, the Golden Nugget released College Football Season Over/Under Wins on a handful of power conference teams.

Clemson - 10ov-120 
Florida State - 10 ov-120 
Tennessee - 10 (-110/ -110) 
Oklahoma -10un-130 
LSU - 9.5ov-140 
Michigan - 9.5ov-120 
Alabama - 9.5 
UCLA - 9ov-120 
Louisville - 9 
Notre Dame - 9un-125 
Baylor - 9 un-125 
Houston Cougars - 9un-150 
Georgia - 8.5ov-145 
Ohio State - 8.5ov-115 
Oregon - 8.5un-120 
TCU - 8.5un-125 
Oklahoma State - 8.5un-130 
Florida - 8 un-125 
Stanford - 8un-130 
Michigan State - 8un-135 
USC - 7.5ov-120 
Ole Miss - 7.5un-115 
Auburn - 7ov-120 
UNLV - 4.5ov-130

Tags: College Football



MLB Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Oakland A's at Seattle Mariners

05.23.2016     11:01 AM     Rob Veno     Printer Friendly

Submitted by Rob Veno

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Oakland (Hill) at Seattle (Walker) -125 O/U 7 
Recommendation: Under


Home/road offensive differentials really becoming magnified with the Mariners after scoring 36 runs on the six-game trip they concluded yesterday. For the season thus far (18 games), Seattle has posted home numbers of .218 BA (28th in MLB), .310 OBP, .366 SLG, and .676 OPS (22nd in MLB). In stark contrast, 25 away games have seen the M’s put up a more impressive .269 BA, .334 OBP, .456 SLG, .790 OPS (#5 in MLB). The weak home offensive numbers combined with the stellar start of tonight’s Oakland starter Rich Hill signals difficulties for the M’s lineup tonight. In a start back on April 9, Hill defeated Seattle going 6 innings allowing 1 run on 5 hits while striking out 10 and walking only one. However, his season average of just around 5.2 innings per start could be costly tonight since Oakland’s bullpen is a bit shorthanded. Key arms John Axford and Sean Doolittle have thrown in back-to-back games with the exact same pitch count of 37. For Axford it’s been three appearances in the last four days so expect these guys to get the night off. If either does throw, their effectiveness isn’t likely to be 100%. The Mariners counter tonight with Tajuan Walker who also has a quality start in his one chance vs. Oakland this year. Walker has pitched at home five times this season and four have gone under the total. His home WHIP of 1.21 and his 32/6 K:BB totals have been excellent. This contest adds up to being a pitcher's duel and despite the potential subtractions from the A’s relief corps, it still appears they have enough arms late to keep the door closed. Expect a low scoring contest that stays under the total.  

Tags: MLB Oakland A's Seattle Mariners Rob Veno



Teddy Covers' Las Vegas Wiseguy Report: Prepping for the College Football season

05.23.2016     10:22 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly

Submitted by Teddy Covers

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My summer homework progression is simple.  I do my NFL work first, because not that much changes in the professional ranks over the summer.  Once we’re done with the draft and the initial free agent signing period, it’s easy to make preliminary assessments of all 32 NFL teams.  While the season win total market is still a long way from true maturity, we do have a pretty good sense of two things.  First, how the 32 teams are projected, power ratings wise and second, how tough a team’s schedule is going to be.

When it comes to college football, I don’t do much until after the MLB All-Star break, and the majority of my college football prep comes in August.  Why the difference?  Simple – a lot more changes in college over the summer, and I’m not a big fan of doing the same work twice!  The depth charts that you’re going to see popping up in all the college football preview publications were accurate at the end of spring camp.  By mid-August, they’re essentially obsolete. 

There are many more players moving up and down the depth charts in college.  There are more injuries in college, both serious and minor, due to simple math.  More teams and more players on every team equates to more injuries, plain and simple.  There are many more positions – most notably at quarterback, but in reality, all over the roster – that have open competitions or changes to the starter between the end of spring camp and the start of the season. 

We know who is likely to be the opening day QB starter for just about every team except the Jets and Browns at this stage of the NFL offseason.  In college, there are literally dozens of QB jobs that have not been awarded yet; not to mention the dozens of offensive lines that aren’t settled, the dozens of receiving corps in flux and the dozens of defenses that will have massive personal changes between now and the first kickoff of the season.

And that’s just the personnel on the field.  College prep work involves reading reports out of camps throughout the month of August.  Some teams will pick up new systems from new coordinators quickly; other squads will be much slower to adjust.  Some teams will make huge strides in Year 2 or Year 3 of a system; other squads don’t seem to be able to make that leap.   To sum it up, there’s a lot more uncertainty in college football at this stage of the offseason than there is in the NFL; hence my NFL work in May and June mantra that has paid dividends for my clients and I over the years.

That being said, I don’t want to get to the latter stages of summer without any real ideas about what teams the markets are likely to be supporting early on at a high level, and which teams the markets are looking to fade right from the get-go.  The only way to track this info is to watch the early numbers closely.

I have a ton of respect for Jay Kornegay and his staff at the Westgate Superbook.  CG Technology with COO Matthew Holt and his team have been a market leader since the day they arrived in Nevada.  South Point Sportsbook , with new director Chris Andrews, are consistent ‘players’ when it comes to unique props and lines.  But I would be remiss to exclude the Golden Nugget from any list of the elite sports books in Vegas, with Tony Miller, Aaron Kessler and company providing the go-to destination for serious bettors downtown.  Plus, Tony and Aaron are legitimately ‘good guys’, always willing to listen to or share a good betting story.  This is not a diss of other sportsbooks here in Vegas, but rather, a recognition of the guys who are ready, willing  & able to take wiseguy action.

The Nugget was not first to market on College Football Game of the Year lines in 2016 – South Point posted them earlier this month.  But the Golden Nugget was the first book to post a bevy of season win totals in college football, numbers that hit the board late last week.  And while I’m not going to pretend to be completely up to speed on the entire collegiate betting board, I do pay attention to these very first ‘market indicator’ season win total line moves.

The Nugget posted win total numbers for 24 teams.  Six of those 24 teams saw some early action, including two significant moves: Ohio State Over 8.5 (bet up to 9) and Tennessee Under 10 (now -155 to the Under).  Both win totals stood out like a sore thumb when the lines were posted – in casual discussions with other serious bettors, those two win totals came up repeatedly.

And those two win totals were, by far the biggest movers off the opening number with the Nugget taking enough Ohio State money to move the win total up from 8.5 to 9, with the Over 9 still drawing market support.   The Buckeyes broke two records during the draft process with a record 14 players invited to the scouting combine and a record ten players selected in the first three rounds of the draft (Tennessee in 2000 held the previous record with eight draftees in the first three rounds).

The Nugget’s opening numbers make it clear – they’re expecting some growing pains for Ohio State after their massive personnel losses.  And a schedule that includes road trips to face Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Michigan State prior to their season finale against Michigan was viewed to be somewhat daunting initially.  The early market action supporting the Buckeyes did NOT agree with that daunting assessment.

Tennessee finished 9-4 last year, pummeling Northwestern in the Outback Bowl to close out the campaign.  All four Volunteer losses – Oklahoma, Florida, Alabama and Arkansas – came by a TD or less, and the Vols held a fourth quarter lead in three of them.  With QB Joshua Dobbs returning – just one of 18 returning starters – the Nugget expected to see significant preseason wiseguy support for Butch Jones’ squad. There is a lot to like about this team. 
But lining Tennessee’s win total higher than another other SEC school was a bit too much for the markets to support.    And with a four game early season stretch against Florida, Georgia, Texas A&M and Alabama, the markets have said ‘this team loses more than one game’, which is all it takes for them to bet the Vols Under 10 wins . It’ll take an 11-1 regular season record to lose that bet; a win total the Vols haven’t even approached since Phil Fulmer was competing for national titles more than a decade ago. 

Follow me on Twitter @teddy_covers.

Tags: College Football Teddy Covers



Sports Betting Podcast 5-23-2016 with Sportsmemo Handicapper Rob Veno

05.23.2016     10:15 AM     Printer Friendly

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Monday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicapper Rob Veno. Rob and host Andrew Lange talked today's MLB and NBA slates.

Today's segments 
Rob Veno - MLB and NBA Playoffs

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 Andrew Lange



MLB Handicapping: Betting markets continue to support struggling Astros

05.23.2016     08:15 AM     Printer Friendly

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After getting swept by Texas this past weekend, the Houston Astros dropped to 17-28 and 10 games out of first in the American League West. On the season, Houston is down -17.5 units. But that hasn't stopped bettors from continuing to pound this squad. Check out the line moves (5Dimes) towards Houston its last 10 games. In every instance, the Astros took money (20 cent average) based on the opening and closing lines.

5/12 at Boston 
Houston Opener: +140 
Houston Closer: +136 
Result: Loss -1.00

5/13 at Boston 
Houston Opener: +140 
Houston Closer: +116 
Result: Win +1.16

5/14 at Boston 
Houston Opener: +130 
Houston Closer: +113 
Result: Loss -1.00

5/15 at Boston 
Houston Opener: -106 
Houston Closer: -122 
Result: Loss -1.22

5/17 at Chicago 
Houston Opener: -110 
Houston Closer: -130 
Result: Win +1.00

5/18 at Chicago 
Houston Opener: +102 
Houston Closer: -105 
Result: Win +1.00

5/19 at Chicago 
Houston Opener: +187 
Houston Closer: +150 
Result: Loss -1.00

5/20 vs. Texas 
Houston Opener: -135 
Houston Closer: -162 
Result: Loss -1.62

5/21 vs. Texas 
Houston Opener: -155 
Houston Closer: -183 
Result:  Loss -1.80

5/22 vs. Texas 
Houston Opener: -130 
Houston Closer: -155 
Result: Loss -1.55

Record: 3-7 
Results: -6.03 units

Tags: MLB Houston Astros



MLB Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Seattle Mariners at Cincinnati Reds

05.20.2016     10:01 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly

Submitted by Teddy Covers

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Seattle (Iwakuma) -130 at Cincinnati (Straily) O/U 8.5 
Recommendation: Over


Cincinnati has been an Over machine, cashing only 14 Unders in their first 41 games.  It’s easy to understand why – their pitching has been nothing short of awful.  No starter has lasted past the sixth inning in the last two weeks, and Reds starters have lasted only 208.1 combined innings, the lowest number of innings pitched in MLB.

Poor starting pitching has led to an exhausted, overworked bullpen, a pen that ranks #29 in innings pitched this season.  Reds relievers rank dead last in MLB with a 6.48 ERA, 88 walks and 34 home runs allowed.  That bullpen has been severely tested and depleted in their last series against the Indians; forced to throw 19.2 innings over the four game set while allowing 20 runs in the process.  All four of those games flew Over the total, by a combined 26 runs!  And it’s surely worth noting that the Reds lineup is in solid current form, pounding out 25 runs over their last five games.

Seattle won’t lose Nelson Cruz’s big bat despite playing in an NL Park tonight, with Cruz expected to move from his usual DH spot into right field.  And the Mariners have been swinging hot bats too, scoring 19 runs in their just concluded three game set at Baltimore.  This isn’t new or different for Seattle – they’ve averaged 5.3 runs per game on the highway, but only 3.7 runs per game at pitcher friendly Safeco Field.

Reds starter Dan Straily had blister issues in his last start, never a good sign moving forward.  Manager Bryan Price has been trying to string extra outs from Straily thanks to that bullpen ineffectiveness – the five year veteran has exceeded his previous pitch count career high twice in his last three starts.  Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma certainly hasn’t been throwing at an ace level this season – his strikeouts are down, his walks are up, and he’s not getting ground ball outs on a consistent basis.

Tags: MLB Seattle Mariners Cincinnati Reds Teddy Covers



MLB Handicapper Free Betting Pick: New York Yankees at Oakland A's

05.19.2016     09:28 AM     ICC     Printer Friendly

Submitted by ICC

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New York (Nova) +105 at Oakland (Graveman) O/U 8 
Recommendation: New York


Ivan Nova has been as good as the Yankees could have hoped for since being inserted into the starting rotation on a spot start basis with Luis Severino on the DL. Nova has allowed just two runs in 10.1 innings over a pair of starts against Kansas City and the Chicago White Sox. Nova should be able to pitch fairly well here against Oakland as he has allowed just five runs in 13.2 innings of work previously against the Athletics here in this ballpark. All that Nova needs to do is pitch his way through five or six innings and let the dominant back end of New York's bullpen take over with their power arms Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and closer Aroldis Chapman all set up to close out the game if the Yankees hold a lead in the latter stages. Kendall Graveman has not been able to find his footing or any sort of rhythm. He’s been hit hard repeatedly (5.84 ERA) and things have gotten worse for him in recent starts with 20 runs allowed over his last 19.1 innings of work. Graveman has issued six walks and struck out just three in his last two outings. Oakland is a dismal 1-6 in Graveman’s seven starts this season and a winless 0-3 at home. In fact, Graveman is just is just 2-6 with a 4.03 ERA in 13 career starts in Oakland. I’ll side with the small road underdog tonight.  


Tags: MLB New York Yankees Oakland A's Ian Cameron



Sports Betting Podcast 5-19-2016 with Sportsmemo Handicapper Rob Veno

05.19.2016     08:56 AM     Printer Friendly

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Thursday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicapper Rob Veno. Rob and host Andrew Lange talked today's MLB and NBA slates.

Today's segments 
Rob Veno - MLB and NBA Playoffs

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 Andrew Lange



Billy Walters arrested for insider trading

05.19.2016     07:51 AM     Printer Friendly

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Billy Walters was arrested on Wednesday for his alleged involvement in an insider trading scheme.


“Bill Walters is a true American success story, whose extraordinary accomplishments as a lawful sports gambler have been widely recognized and lauded,” the lawyer, Barry Berke, said in a statement. “Mr. Walters and his counsel look forward to his day in court where it will be shown that the prosecutors’ accusations are based on erroneous assumptions, speculative theories and false finger-pointing.”



Tags: Billy Walters



Sports Betting Podcast 5-18-2016 with Sportsmemo Handicapper Erin Rynning

05.18.2016     01:45 PM     Printer Friendly

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Wednesday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicapper Erin Rynning. ER and host Andrew Lange talked today's MLB and NBA slates.

Today's segments 
Erin Rynning - MLB and NBA Playoffs

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 Erin Rynning Andrew Lange



MLB Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Cleveland Indians at Cincinnati Reds

05.18.2016     01:44 PM     Drew Martin     Printer Friendly

Submitted by Drew Martin

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Cleveland (Clevinger) at Cincinnati (Finnegan) +105 O/U 8.5 
Recommendation: Cincinnati 5-inning


The battle of Ohio continues tonight with a change in venue. The Indians have been hot of late offensively thanks in part to 11 of their last 14 being played at Progressive Field where the team’s OPS is 100 points higher vs. that on the road. On the highway, the Tribe rank 25th out of 30 teams with an OPS of .676. The Indians also struggle when facing lefties which suggests Reds starter Brandon Finnegan should be sitting on a solid effort. Meanwhile, Cincinnati currently sports an OPS almost 100 points higher when playing at home. The Reds basically go from being one of the worst hitting teams in all of baseball when playing on the road to above NL average in Great American Ballpark. That increase puts them in the top half of all 30 MLB teams when sorting by team OPS at home. Given the home/ road dichotomy and lefty/righty splits of both squad, I think the home side is worth a look. However, the Reds have arguably the worst bullpen in all of baseball with a horrific 1.66 WHIP. So instead of the full game, we’ll look to back Cincinnati and Finnegan on the 5-inning line at the short plus price.

Tags: MLB Cleveland Indians Cincinnati Reds Drew Martin



Books on Sports Betting: The story of the Arizona State point shaving scandal

05.18.2016     08:34 AM     Printer Friendly

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If you like to read books on sports betting, earlier this year “No Grey Areas: The Inside Story of the Largest Point Shaving Scandal in History and the Consequences Thereafter” was published. It's the story of the infamous Arizona State basketball point shaving scandal. Here's a fairly positive review of the book.

Tags: College Basketball Arizona State Sun Devils



CG Technology in trouble with the Nevada Gaming Control Board

05.18.2016     07:58 AM     Printer Friendly

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CG Technology is once again in a bit of hot water. The Nevada Gaming Control Board is going after the Las Vegas sportsbook for screwing up payouts to bettors due to what is being called a "software glitch."


“Consequently, (CG Technology) effectively ignored a group of several thousand patrons who had won their parlay wagers but who had underpaid their winnings and left responsibility to those patrons to bring an underpayment to the attention of (the company),” the complaint said.



Tags: Las Vegas



MLB Betting Podcast 5-17-2016 with Sportsmemo Handicappers Drew Martin and Teddy Covers

05.17.2016     10:35 AM     Printer Friendly

SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Tuesday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicappers Drew Martin and Teddy Covers. Drew, Teddy and host Andrew Lange broke down every game on today's MLB slate.

Today's segments 
Full Show

Teddy Covers - National League

Drew Martin - American League

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 Drew Martin Teddy Covers Andrew Lange



NBA Handicapping: Golden State now less than a 2-1 series favorite over Oklahoma City

05.17.2016     08:47 AM     Printer Friendly

Golden State went off around a -450 series favorite for its Western Conference Finals matchup against Oklahoma City. That changed in a big way following the Thunder's Game 1 upset.

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Tags: NBA Golden State Warriors Oklahoma City Thunder



MLB Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Boston Red Sox at Kansas City Royals

05.17.2016     08:43 AM     Otto Sports     Printer Friendly

Submitted by Otto Sports

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Boston (Porcello) -130 at Kansas City (Ventura) O/U 7 
Recommendation: Over


Despite recording a quality start last time out, I still have my concerns about Kansas City's Yordano Ventura. Over his last three outings, Ventura has an alarming 5-14 K-to-BB ratio. During that span he recorded only 15 swinging strikes after recording 43 his first four starts which resulted in a 2.35 ERA. He goes up against the arguably the best offense in baseball with the Red Sox leading MLB in slugging (.489) and OPS (.848). Boston's Rick Porcello has been a pleasant surprise with a 3.11 ERA and a strikeout-per-inning rate. That said, Porcello has allowed three runs or more in five of his seven starts. The two starts he didn’t allow a run where against a weak-hitting Yankees and an even weaker Atlanta lineup. While the weather isn't conducive for many home runs (wind blowing in 10 mph), game time temps are expected to be in the low 60's. I feel like this game should be lined at 7.5 or 8 but instead, bettors can find as low as 7ov-115. Of both teams' 75 games, only seven have been lined at 7. At their best, Porcello and Ventura are better than average starters but not deserving of this low of a number. Play it over.

Tags: MLB Boston Red Sox Kansas City Royals OTTO Sports






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