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A Note From Doc's Sports Staff
Our company opened for business back in 1971. We were only one of a small number of sports handicapping services in existence at that time, and most of those have now fallen by the wayside. When you have been in the sports handicapping industry for more than 40 years, you definitely see some major changes.
2014 Kentucky Derby Betting Tips and Wagering Advice
The Kentucky Derby is never an easy race to handicap. When it is as ridiculously wide-open as it is this year, though, handicapping it becomes an almost impossible task. To help you wade through the very murky picture this year to find the winners, here are five Kentucky Derby betting tips:
NBA Playoffs Betting: Taking a Closer Look at Games 3 and 4
The NBA playoffs opened with a few surprising, and some not-so surprising, upsets during the first few days of action. The underdogs blitzed their way to a 7-3 ATS record over the first 10 games of action and left a few of the higher-seeded teams in some difficult positions. Both the Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder will go on the road needing a victory to take back home-court advantage, while the Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets all lost Game 1 on their own floor.
NBA Odds: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Opening Line Report and Handicapping
Is Wednesday night the first time in these playoffs that the home team wins every game? It hasn't happened yet entering Tuesday's action, but I believe it will on Wednesday. Here's a look at each postseason game on the schedule.
Five to Follow MLB Betting: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Opening Line Report
Have you noticed how little attention that Albert Pujols has gotten as he closes in on 500 career home runs? It doesn't seem like such a magical number these days after all the PED use led to inflated totals. Might Pujols join the club Wednesday? Here's a look at five interesting games on the schedule.
Weekly Q&A with Docís Sports Expert Handicapper Raphael Esparza
Docís Sports: Through the first 10 games of this yearís NBA playoffs, the underdogs are 6-4 straight up with a 7-3 record against the spread. Do you see this early trend continuing, or will the favorites start taking control of these opening-round series?
MLB Handicapping: Best Baseball Trends for Profits
The first few weeks of the MLB season is known for being difficult to handicap. In fact, many knowledgeable baseball bettors recommend observing the first two or three weeks from the betting sidelines. Now that we're three weeks into the season, the questions begin. Who's improved? Who's not as good as we thought? Which teams have played above expectations? Will they continue along that path? Who's been playing below expectations? Will they begin to turn things around?
Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings Free NHL Picks & Odds
Boston's 20-year-old defenseman Dougie Hamilton was able to score his first career playoff goal nine minutes into the first period while the Bruins were on the power play. The goal was one that Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard would like to have back, as it looked like a simple save to make on Hamilton's wrister, but the netminder let it get by him.
NBA Odds: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Opening Line Report and Handicapping
It's probably fair to call Tuesday's three Game 2s in the NBA playoffs all must wins for the home teams because each of them was upset in Game 1. And Game 1 winners take best-of-7 playoffs series more than 75 percent of the time as it is. Here's a look at each game on the schedule.
Five to Follow MLB Betting: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Opening Line Report
I'm getting a bit tired of leading this story every five days with the Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka, but the guy has lived up to the hype thus far, so until he struggles he really leaves me no choice. He takes the mound Tuesday in Boston. Here's a look at that and four other interesting matchups on the schedule.
Female Jockeys in the Kentucky Derby 2014
There is an occurrence likely to happen in this yearís Kentucky Derby that is quickly becoming so commonplace that we hardly even need to talk about it. Of course, weíll keep talking about female jockeys riding in the Kentucky Derby right up until the day that a woman wears roses on the first Saturday in May. The most likely woman to do so is again very likely to be the only woman riding in the race ó Rosie Napravnik is scheduled to ride Louisiana Derby winner Vicarís in Trouble in the biggest of races this year.
2014 Kentucky Derby Betting Trends
The Kentucky Derby is very difficult to handicap, and this yearís edition is shaping up to be much harder than usual. As we desperately seek the insights that will lead us to a winner, here is a look at some key 2014 Kentucky Derby trends that might help:
2014 Kentucky Derby Handicapping: Experience
Each year it seems like thoroughbred trainers get more conservative and that horses get more fragile. As such, trainers and owners try to get horses into the starting gate of the Kentucky Derby with the fewest possible opportunities for them to get injured on the way. That means we are seeing more and more horses trying to overcome some serious trends against racing in the Derby with little prior experience. Of those trends, none looms larger than the Curse of Apollo.
Betting on the Los Angeles Angels: What Bettors Need to Know
The Los Angeles Angels can score runsówith an offense that includes potential-MVP Mike Trout and the legendary Albert Pujols rounding back into form, how could they not? Los Angeles, however, isnít doing a very good job of turning those runs into victories. The team has scored the fourth-most runs in the American League but is third in the AL West and already trails the division-leading Oakland Athletics by five games
St Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks Free NHL Picks & Odds
The Chicago Blackhawks desperately needed a win against the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 of their series. Thanks to great play by their netminder and solid team defense, they were able to get that win by a score of 2-0. Both teams did well to kill off penalties in the game, with the Blackhawks going 0-for-4 and the Blues failing on their three chances with the extra man.
Anaheim Ducks at Dallas Stars Free NHL Picks & Odds
The Dallas Stars were able to take a 2-1 series lead over the Anaheim Ducks with a 3-0 home win thanks to great play from their defense and from goalie Kari Lehtonen. The Ducks outshot the Stars 37-22 in the game, but Lehtonen was a man on a mission and was able to shut them out by making great save after great save.
Pittsburgh Penguins at Columbus Blue Jackets Free NHL Picks & Odds
The Pittsburgh Penguins were able to score three goals in just over two minutes in the third period to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Monday night. The Penguins now have a 2-1 series lead going into Game 4 on Wednesday night.
Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs Free NBA Picks & Odds
As has been the case for years now, the San Antonio Spurs relied heavily on future Hall of Famer Tim Duncan to get the 90-85 win over the Dallas Mavericks to take a 1-0 lead in the series. The 37-year-old power forward scored a game-high 27 points on 12-of-20 shooting on a night when the Spurs just couldn't hit their outside shots.
Portland Trailblazers at Houston Rockets Free NBA Picks & Odds
The Portland Trailblazers and the Houston Rockets played the best game of the first round so far, with the Blazers eventually coming out on top 122-120 in overtime. LaMarcus Aldridge chose the right time to have the best game of his career by scoring 46 points, which is a career-high for him and a playoff record for the Portland franchise.
Charlotte Bobcats at Miami Heat Free NBA Picks & Odds
The No. 7 seed Charlotte Bobcats held their own against the No. 2 seed Miami Heat for a large part of the first game of the series, but the Heat were able to make a big run in the fourth quarter to pull off the 99-88 home win. Both teams shot the ball well from three-point range, but the Heat did a bit better by making 11 of their 23 attempts in the game.
Philadelphia Phillies at Los Angeles Dodgers Free MLB Picks & Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies will match up with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Our matchup report includes analysis on the starting pitchers, betting trends, injury reports, and a free pick on who we think is most likely to win.
San Diego Padres at Milwaukee Brewers Free MLB Picks & Odds
The San Diego Padres will match up with the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Our matchup report includes analysis on the starting pitchers, betting trends, injury reports, and a free pick on who we think is most likely to win.
St Louis Cardinals at New York Mets Free MLB Picks & Odds
The St Louis Cardinals will match up with the New York Mets on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Our matchup report includes analysis on the starting pitchers, betting trends, injury reports, and a free pick on who we think is most likely to win.
New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox Free MLB Picks & Odds
The New York Yankees will match up with the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Our matchup report includes analysis on the starting pitchers, betting trends, injury reports, and a free pick on who we think is most likely to win.
Minnesota Twins at Tampa Bay Rays Free MLB Picks & Odds
The Minnesota Twins will match up with the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Our matchup report includes analysis on the starting pitchers, betting trends, injury reports, and a free pick on who we think is most likely to win.
Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers Free MLB Picks & Odds
The Chicago White Sox will match up with the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Our matchup report includes analysis on the starting pitchers, betting trends, injury reports, and a free pick on who we think is most likely to win.
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