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NBA Odds: Saturday, April 19, 2014 Opening Line Report and Handicapping
Why does it feel like this is a season where neither top seed reaches the NBA Finals? As it happens, a Pacers-Spurs Finals -- which would be a ratings disaster -- is only a 13/2 favorite at Bovada. Heat-Spurs is 3/1 and Heat-Thunder 4/1. Yet Miami also looks as vulnerable as it has in the LeBron James Era. Here is a look at Saturday's opening NBA playoff games.
NBA Playoff Picks: First-Round Series Odds and Predictions
The first-round of the NBA Playoffs are finally set to start on Saturday after a grueling 82-game season left many teams tired and broken through the last month of the year. Every Game 1 will be played this weekend, while the entire first-round is expected to conclude by May 4 if a seventh game is need in any series. The opening round will be filled with a few exciting matchups that could feature an upset or two. Letís have a look at the series prices for each matchup and Game 1 lines with predictions and analysis. All odds and lines come from BetOnline.
Five to Follow MLB Betting: Saturday, April 19, 2014 Opening Line Report
Think it's possible we can make it through a full slate of games Saturday without hearing any more about Yasiel Puig and his trek from Cuba? Or with a weather-related delays or postponements? Both would be nice. Here is a look at five interesting games on the schedule.
NBA Playoffs Predictions: Championship and Conference Finals Futures Odds
Once the NBA season ends and the playoff matchups are set, one of the first things a savvy bettor will do is take a look at the futures odds available and try to figure out which teams might have the best value to wager on. This postseason may be one of the most competitive in recent memory as there was no dominant favorite throughout the season.
This Week in Sports Betting, A-Z
A. Aldon Smith. Another chapter was added to Smithís story of off-the-field issues last Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport. The 49ersí defensive end had been randomly selected for secondary screening when he reportedly became uncooperative with a TSA agent and indicated that he had a bomb. Um, what? San Francisco is +650 to win the Super Bowl, according to Bovada Sportsbook.
Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics Free MLB Picks & Odds
The Astros started off the season strong but have since gotten comfortable in their old stomping grounds, last place in the AL West. The A's and Jesse Chavez (0-0) will do their best to keep them there as Houston brings Brad Peacock (0-1) to the hill in an attempt to knock off the first place team.
Chicago White Sox at Texas Rangers Free MLB Picks & Odds
The White Sox expect big things from their youngster Erik Johnson (0-1) and he's been progressively working towards reaching that potential. He'll get another crack to put it all in together as Chicago finishes out their weekend series on Easter Sunday in Arlington against Robbie Ross (1-0).
Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals Free MLB Picks & Odds
A once promising superstar takes on what could be the next big thing in Kansas City Sunday when Phil Hughes (0-1) and Minnesota square off against the Royals Yordano Ventura (1-0). Hughes had some solid years in the Bronx, winning 18 games in 2010 and 16 in 2012 but high expectations and disappointing results will forever mark his time there, culminating in a 4-14 season a year ago.
Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs Free MLB Picks & Odds
Cincinnati's Homer Bailey (0-1) is hoping the Easter Bunny finally brings him a win on Sunday but rest assured the schedule maker filled his basket with a matchup against the Cubs and Carlos Villanueva (1-3). Bailey hasn't paid off on his end of the deal in his first three starts since signing a 6-year, $105 million contract in the offseason.
New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays Free MLB Picks & Odds
The Yankees find themselves short-handed at pitcher after Tuesday's rainout resulted in a day-night double-header against the Chicago Cubs. Joe Girardi may go with Vidal Nuno (0-0) to take on Tampa's Cesar Ramos (0-1) as they close out their weekend series.
St Louis Cardinals at Washington Nationals Free MLB Picks & Odds
If St. Louis wants to keep up in the NL Central with the red-hot Brewers they'll need another solid outing from Shelby Miller (1-2), especially if Washington's Stephen Strasburg (1-2) can get on track. Miller has been plagued by a penchant to give up the long ball thus far in 2014, giving up 5 through just 17.1 IP.
Portland Trailblazers at Houston Rockets Free NBA Picks & Odds
The Houston Rockets and the Portland Trailblazers finished their seasons with the same record, but the Rockets were able to grab the fourth seed after beating the Blazers in their season series. Portland comes into the playoffs as one of the hottest teams in the league after winning their last five games.
Washington Wizards at Chicago Bulls Free NBA Picks & Odds
In what should be one of the closer series of the first round, the No. 4 seed Chicago Bulls will take on the No. 5 seed Washington Wizards. The Wizards scored about seven more points per game than the Bulls, but Chicago had the best defense in the NBA.
Charlotte Bobcats at Miami Heat Free NBA Picks & Odds
The No. 2 seed Miami Heat come into their series with the No. 7 seed Charlotte Bobcats as huge favorites after beating them in all four meetings in their season series. Both teams finished with top five defenses this season, but the Heat scored 102.2 points per game while the Bobcats scored just 96.9.
Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs Free NBA Picks & Odds
The Dallas Mavericks can't be too happy that they have to face San Antonio Spurs in the first round of playoffs because they lost all four of the regular season meetings between the teams. The Spurs have the advantage over the Mavs in just about every statistical category besides free throw shooting, where Dallas shot about 80% and the Spurs shot about 79%.
Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens Free NHL Picks & Odds
The Montreal Canadiens were able to take a commanding 2-0 series lead against the Tampa Bay Lightning by getting the 4-1 win on Friday night. Montreal was not known for their offense in the regular season, but they have now put nine goals past the Lightning in two road games.
Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks Free NHL Picks & Odds
The San Jose Sharks were able to use a great first period to eventually beat the Los Angeles Kings 6-3 in Game 1 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series. The Sharks' sixth-best offense was able to overcome the Kings' top-rated defense despite being outshot and outhit.
Detroit Red Wings at Boston Bruins Free NHL Picks & Odds
The Detroit Red Wings aren't known for their defense the way that the Boston Bruins are, but they were able to step it up in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup to get a 1-0 victory. The road win takes away the home ice advantage that the Presidents Trophy-winning Bruins had and makes this a much more interesting matchup than many anticipated.
Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers Free NHL Picks & Odds
The New York Rangers were able to take a 1-0 series lead when they beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 at home on Thursday. Center Brad Richards was the top performer for the Rangers, while their defense was able to keep the Flyers from scoring for two and a half periods.
Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox Free MLB Picks & Odds
It has not been the best start for Ubaldo Jimenez as he took his third straight loss to start the season when the Toronto Blue Jays were able to get five runs off of him in just 5.1 innings. He gave up 10 hits and walked two in that outing while striking out just three. His ERA is now up to 7.31 on the season.
San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres Free MLB Picks & Odds
Tim Lincecum had his best outing of the season last Wednesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers, but he was still only able to go five innings and ended up with a no decision. He scattered five hits and gave up just one earned run in the game while striking out five and walking none. He'll need to have a few more of those types of outings to lower his 7.20 ERA.
Doc's Sports Handicapping - Weekly Newsletter April 16th -April 23rd 2014
Doc's Sports weekly newsletter includes five free pick winners from Major League Baseball and expert Raphael Esparza also has a free NHL Playoffs series play. Also find out who has the strongest picks this weekend and get up to date on the best hot streaks from Advisory Board handicappers!
How to Bet on World Cup Soccer: a Tutorial
The soccer world is about to reach a fever pitch in a few months when the FIFA World Cup begins its group-stage play in early June. And while the sport enjoys massive popularity across the globe, itís not until the World Cup comes along every fourth year that America begins to pay attention. Even then, the sport may only be a blip in the radar for most U.S. fans. However, the World Cup is an excellent opportunity to find value and make some money, even if you know very little about the sport.
Tapiture Odds to Win the 2014 Kentucky Derby with Picks and Predictions
There are few horses in the potential Kentucky Derby field tougher to judge than Tapiture. His last race was a disaster. His jockey situation isnít ideal. His trainer is at the center of a major storm of controversy ó one that is only going to intensify as the race nears. So, is the horse good enough to overcome all that? Can Tapiture win the Kentucky Derby? Oddsmakers at Sportsbook.ag give him a reasonable chance of success. Tapitureís odds to win the Kentucky Derby are set at +2000, which puts him tied for the eighth choice in the likely 20-horse field.
Vicar's In Trouble Odds to Win the 2014 Kentucky Derby with Picks and Predictions
Vicarís In Trouble gets my nod for best name in this yearís Kentucky Derby. That has never come through for me in the past, though, so itís not an angle worth exploring. Or maybe this horse is due? While thatís an important debate in and of itself, this horse deserves attention for other reasons, too.
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