90 Results for year: 2018

World Series of Poker Main Event Begins

Poker’s Most Prestigious Tournament – The WSOP Main Event The 49th Annual World Series of Poker Main Event – poker’s World Championship with a $10,000 entry fee – starts July 2nd with three starting flights through the 4th of July at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. More than 7,000 players from at least 85 countries are expected to compete in the 2018 WSOP Main Event, a No-Limit Hold ‘em tournament which continues through July 14 with the Final Table ... More

MLB Weekend Preview and Run Line Betting

MLB 1-Run Games and Run Line Plays When the Red Sox swept the LA Angels this week in Boston, they improved their run-line record in victory to 24-4 at Fenway Park this season after winning all three games by 2 or more runs. As noted in my recent MLB article, the Red Sox (55-27) are an elite team playing .671 baseball and also 28-12 at home this season with 24 of those wins by 2 or more runs. So too are the New York Yankees (52-26), another elite team that owns a MLB-best home record of 29-11. ... More

Are MLB Elite Teams Best Bets in Second Half of Season?

Buyer Beware of Big Prices on Elite Teams Major League Baseball is nearing the halfway point of the regular season, and the ‘haves’ are separating themselves from the ‘have nots’ decisively as the teams turn towards July with the All-Star game in three weeks at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. The sports books have taken a beating by the top teams as bettors continue to take a home run swing with daily bets on the Astros (52-27), Red Sox (52-27) and Yankees (50-25), who ... More

Mickelson Mistake: Impact on Golf and Sports Betting

USGA Mistake: Mickelson Makeup and Apology for Miscue It’s too bad Phil Mickelson overshadowed the premium performance of Brooks Koepka winning his second U.S. Openin as many years. Mickelson committed a bizarre penalty during Saturday’s third round when he putted a ball a second time before the ball had stopped moving. The infraction earned Mickelson a two-stroke penalty, but many believe he should have been disqualified, including PGA Tour pros. And of course, the USGA’s ... More

Baseball Betting Options – 5 Inning Line

Pitchers Duel, Totals and 5-Inning Line in Baseball Betting Tuesday we had a winner and a loser, as Major League Baseball can be a cruel sports when betting the bases.  I provided analysis of the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins series opener at Target field for Offshore Gaming Association. The match-up featured a pair of pitchers that are legitimate aces, and the Red Sox were laying a big road price, bet up from -170 with lefty Chris Sale sporting sensational season-to-date numbers for ... More

Sour Grapes: Calling Foul On Justify’s Triple Crown Victory At Belmont

When Justify captured the Triple Crown by winning the Belmont Stakes last weekend, he secured his place in racing history as the 13th Triple Crown champion and just the second to be undefeated at the time of his triumph. But following the race, some accusations of ‘foul play’ surfaced as Justify’s stablemate Restoring Hope was accused of being a ‘blocker’ for Justify and keeping speed horse Noble Indy from getting an early front-running position to challenge Justify. Rep... More

U.S. Open Preview and Projections

Betting the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Over the years, the U.S. Open has been my toughest tournament to make birdies and turn a betting profit. Whether it's the changing venues or the difficulty of the course and conditions, it's been tougher to navigate. This year we’ll shoot for par at Shinnecock Hills, as the Open returns to a classic venue and tough tournament test. Last year however, we hit the green and made birdie at the U.S. Open at Erin Hills, as we not only had Brooks ... More

Belmont Stakes Preview: Justifying the Triple Crown

Justify Ready for the Test of the Champion at Belmont in Triple Crown Bid Known as the “Test of the Champion,” the Belmont Stakes serves as the third jewel in the American Triple Crown and Justify will try to complete the sweep at its demanding 1 ½-mile distance. Justify is now 5-for-5 after winning both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, and he’ll try to gallop his way into history as the 13th three-year-old to capture the Triple Crown. Triple Crown Expectations Jus... More