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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.
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.
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.
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!
Five to Follow MLB Betting: Friday April 18, 2014 Opening Line Report
Perhaps no good pitcher in baseball gets less run support than the Cubs' Jeff Samardzija, who probably won't be a Cub for too much longer. Things don't look promising for Samardzija in Friday's home start against Cincinnati considering the Cubs just suffered the rare ignominy of being shutout in both games of a doubleheader Wednesday. Here's a look at Friday's Reds-Cubs matchup and four other intriguing games.
NFL Futures: Pre-Schedule & Draft Super Bowl Odds Update
We are about to enter probably the three most exciting weeks of the NFL offseason: the release of the schedule and the draft, so it's a good time to take an updated look at some 2014 NFL futures odds as they could change a bit after those two events (certainly win totals can be affected).
MLB Betting Advice: Hot and Cold Teams for Runline Wagering
Two weeks into the Major League Baseball season, itís time to take a look at the most profitable teams up to this pointóand also the most costly. We will provide this report every two weeks of the MLB regular season in order to help bettors identify the best and worst teams on the runline. Click here for more info on runline betting.
Wildcat Red Odds to Win the 2014 Kentucky Derby with Picks and Predictions
Wildcat Red didnít win the Florida Derby, but in finishing second to Constitution he put forth a truly heroic effort that earned him nothing but respect. He led the race through the early fractions before being locked onto by the eventual winner at the top of the stretch. It was a back-and-forth stretch duel that never saw Wildcat Red fade even though he was likely the more tired horse. That takes heart. But is heart enough?
General a Rod Odds to Win the 2014 Kentucky Derby with Picks and Predictions
The first thing that needs to be said about General a Rod is that his name has nothing to do with a certain steroid-addict who has wasted a lot of the Yankeesí money. Heís actually named for Armando Rodriguez, his Venezuelan owner. The horse has actually spent the spring in a war for the hearts of racing-mad Venezuela ó both he and fellow Derby entrant Wildcat Red have Venezuelan owners, and they have dueled throughout the spring.
Cairo Prince Odds to Win the 2014 Kentucky Derby with Picks and Predictions
A couple of weeks ago it seemed like Cairo Prince was going to be a major player in the Kentucky Derby picture. He was the favorite in the Florida Derby, and the winner of that race always gets plenty of respect. If he had delivered impressively as favorite in that race then there was a very good chance that he would have been Kentucky Derby favorite. He didnít, though ó not even close. A fourth-place finish in that race means that instead of being firmly in the spotlight all the way to Louisville, he is now a bit of a forgotten horse.
Candy Boy Odds to Win the 2014 Kentucky Derby with Picks and Predictions
When Candy Boy finished third in the Santa Anita Derby behind likely Kentucky Derby favorite California Chrome and Hoppertunity it seemed like his Derby dreams were in real trouble. Thanks to an odd set of preps the next weekend, though, his 30 points wound up being enough to get him into the Derby field. So, now the question we have to ask is if he can prove to be more than just the third best horse out of California in the Derby.
Ride On Curlin Odds to Win the 2014 Kentucky Derby with Picks and Predictions
If Ride On Curlin were to win the Kentucky Derby, it would be a fairytale story. Not one like Mine That Bird, but not that far off. Weíll get into the details in a bit, but rest assured that there are some characters and some crazy circumstances involved. A win would also be proof that you donít need to be flashy or particularly spectacular on the prep road. You just need to do enough to get into the Derby.
Tracking the Nationals: Season-Long MLB Picks and Handicapping for Washington Baseball
The new MLB regular season is underway, and all year long Docís Sports will be focusing on the Washington Nationals for its MLB free picks. Anyone who is serious about betting on the games understands that specialization is the key to creating a solid return on investment. In an effort to prove this point, my goal is to earn a profit on these free season-long MLB picks involving Nationals games through one or two game previews and free picks per week.
Five to Follow MLB Betting: Thursday April 17, 2014 Opening Line Report
It has been a terrible past three seasons for Houston Astros fans, but things will get better if their farm system is any indication. And one of the jewels of that system now is likely in the majors for good in George Springer. Here is a look Thursday's Royals-Astros matchup and four other interesting games.
Dallas Stars at Anaheim Ducks Free NHL Picks & Odds
The Stars showed they wouldn't back down by being the last team to qualify for the NHL playoffs. Even after falling down to the Ducks 4-0 by 9:04 into the second period in Wednesday night's series opening game they hung tough. Dallas scored three straight goals to give themselves a chance with a little over 6:00 remaining but couldn't light the lamp in falling 4-3.
Detroit Red Wings at Boston Bruins Free NHL Picks & Odds
The Red Wings and Bruins finally get to face off against each other Friday night for their first playoff series in 57 years. Detroit is the new kid on the block after coming over to the Eastern Conference to start the season but they can make their mark immediately with an upset of the President's Trophy winning Bruins.
San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres Free MLB Picks & Odds
Something's got to give when Matt Cain (0-2) goes up against the unlucky Tyson Ross (1-2) and the Padres. Giants fans who were whispering that Cain had lost his zip after giving up 5 runs in 6 innings to the Dodgers were immediately silenced as the 29-year-old allowed only 4 hits and 1 run to the Rockies, only to lose 0-1.
Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Lightning Free NHL Picks & Odds
Montreal went into Tampa Bay in game one Wednesday night and abruptly left with home ice in their hands. This was a big coup in the 2-3-2 days but the 2-2-1-1-1 format gives the home team a better chance at survival. Tampa Bay finds themselves in a must-win situation much sooner than they would've liked but a win Friday is the first step in getting back on track.
Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers Free MLB Picks & Odds
Wade Miley (2-2) has his work cut out for him if he wants to get Arizona kickstarted on getting out of the NL West basement as they square off with Zack Greinke (3-0) and the Dodgers. Miley aims to trim his ERA from the sky-high 5.04 it sits at now, thanks in a large part to giving up 8 runs to the Dodgers in 10 IP so far in 2014.
Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics Free MLB Picks & Odds
Jarred Cosart had his best start of the young season on Saturday when he was able to go seven strong innings against the Texas Rangers. He gave up three earned runs on six hits while striking out eight and walking two. Cosart didn't end up factoring into the decision, but the Astros did end up winning the game 6-5.
Philadelphia Phillies at Colorado Rockies Free MLB Picks & Odds
Kyle Kendrick wasn't able to pick up his first win of the season when he faced the Miami Marlins this past Sunday, but he did pitch well in the game. He ended up going six innings and gave up just two earned runs on six hits to lower his ERA to 3.50. He did walk three in the game, but he also struck out seven.
Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals Free MLB Picks & Odds
Ricky Nolasco needed to have a bounce-back start and he got one against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday to pick up his first win of the season. He allowed just one earned run on five hits while striking out four and walking one in the outing.
Seattle Mariners at Miami Marlins Free MLB Picks & Odds
Chris Young started his first game in the majors since 2012 and was able to go six innings against the Oakland Athletics without giving up a run. He walked three and only struck out two, but the A's could muster just four hits against the big righty. Young's fastball averaged 86 mph in the start, which is the fastest it has been since 2008.
Chicago White Sox at Texas Rangers Free MLB Picks & Odds
Felipe Paulino had his second straight rough start last Saturday against the Cleveland Indians when he went just five innings and gave up six hits and six earned runs while striking out three. The Indians were able to hit three home runs off of him in that outing, including back-to-back jacks in the fifth inning.
New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays Free MLB Picks & Odds
Hiroki Kuroda shook off a loss in his first start of the year to pick up back to back wins in the next two. Kuroda has gone at least 6 innings in every start and in his last he went 6.1 innings, surrendering 4 runs on 6 hits (including a home run) while walking 3 and striking out 5.
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