117 Results for year: 2019

Super Bowl LIII MVP Odds – Any Value Picks Outside Of Favored Quarterbacks?

Sports betting brings out the biggest stories and prop bet offerings during the week leading towards the Super Bowl. Props bets will make up 40-50% of the handle for many leading sportsbooks, including the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas, which released more than 1,000 Super Bowl prop bets on Jan. 24. Super Bowl MVP odds draw some interest despite being a less than favorable bet. I provided a recent piece for TheLines outlining Super Bowl MVP odds, historical winners and potential value on ... More

Tee It Up At Torrey Pines – Farmer’s Insurance Open Preview

The PGA pros move on to Torrey Pines Golf Course and southern California for the 2019 Farmer’s Insurance Open starting January 24th through January 27th. I provide a tournament preview at Bet America with insight on selected players, contenders and some longshots. The tournament is played over two courses. The South course is considered the tougher challenge at Par 72 and 7698 yards, and in 2018 it was the 8th hardest course on the PGA Tour playing to a 72.813 scoring average. It’s been ... More

Record Super Bowl Betting Expected With Patriots Favored Over Rams

Record Handle Expected on Super Bowl 53 Between New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl Llll (53) is set, and the betting is going to set records. The early betting has been brisk and the Patriots have gone from a 1-point underdog to as high as a 2.5-point favorite at Las Vegas sportsbooks. The over/under is a record 58 total points. “It’s just been electric,” Westgate oddsmaker Jay Kornegay told Associated Press. “We certainly expect to set a new record this year.”... More

College Basketball: Maryland At Michigan State First Place Showdown

Maryland at Michigan State Key Big Ten Battle The two leading teams in the Big Ten are showcased on Big Monday when No. 19 Maryland (16-3) travels to East Lansing and the Breslin Center to battle No. 6 Michigan State (16-2). Tipoff is at 6:30 ET and Fox Sports 1 carries the TV coverage. The Spartans have won 11-straight games and are undefeated at home at 9-0. Michigan State is also riding a remarkable 19-game Big Ten winning streak dating to last season. Maryland has won 7-straight games ... More

Patriots And QB Brady In Rare Underdog Role In AFC Championship

Those looking to bet against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship are taking a minor risk. I lay it out in my recent article at Forbes. In AFC Championship, Brady And Patriots Find Themselves Underdogs For First Time In 68 Games. Brady has been favored in 67 straight starts, and the Patriots have been favored in 52 straight games. The last time New England was an underdog was the opening game of 2016 at Arizona (-9) when Jimmy Garoppolo started at quarterback while ... More

Will Virginia (16-0) Remain Undefeated At Duke (14-2)?

Virginia Cavaliers a 2-point underdog against Duke Blue Devils The most anticipated ACC showdown between No. 4 Virginia Cavaliers and No. 1 Duke Blue Devils is set for Saturday in Durham, NC. I provide some analysis and insight on the key contest in my latest college basketball article at Bet America. The Blue Devils will play their first full game without their star freshman point guard. Duke's stunning loss to Syracuse on Monday likely drops them from No. 1 in the AP poll, but a victory ... More

Prop Betting On NFL Conference Championship Weekend

Saints and Rams Ready for Another Shootout in NFC Conference Championship Prop betting is popular for bettors and big business at the sportsbooks. The Super Bowl will be a smorgasbord for proposition bets with the menu of options enormous, and a feast for sports betting fans. Here is an appetizer to consider for the NFC Championship player props between the Saints and LA Rams in New Orleans. You can review the full analysis at Bet America extra. I also add other player props and analysis at ... More

Road To The Kentucky Derby – Lecomte Stakes Preview

Lecomte Stakes is first of three Road to the Kentucky Derby Prep Series Races at the Fair Grounds The January prep races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby have not been strong races in years, but the Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes has been the most productive in turning out starters for the Kentucky Derby with 13 runners in the past 11 years. In fact, last year’s impressive 3 ¾ length Lecomte winner Instilled Regard beat a deep field and then went on to a fast-closing 4th place finish in the ... More