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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.
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.
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.
Intense Holiday Odds to Win the 2014 Kentucky Derby with Picks and Predictions
Intense Holiday is a common kind of horse in this yearís Kentucky Derby ó one that makes my head hurt. At his best he is more than talented enough to win the race. That best is far from certain to appear, though, and like at least 15 horses in this race at this point, itís very difficult to assess what is to be expected of him. This race is always very tough to handicap, but the huge number of horses like Intense Holiday ó along with an absence of both real superstars and horses you can quickly toss out ó makes this one even tougher than usual.
Danza Odds to Win the 2014 Kentucky Derby with Picks and Predictions
There are lots of horses in the Kentucky Derby starting gate that we knew were going to be there for months. They were talented and running well, and their connections were determined to get there. Horses have to overcome massive odds just to make the starting gate, but these horses arenít a real surprise. And then there are horses like Danza. He was way, way off the radar heading into his final prep in the Arkansas Derby.
We Miss Artie Odds to Win the 2014 Kentucky Derby with Picks and Predictions
As a Canadian, I canít help but pull for We Miss Artie at least a little bit. He is a Canadian-bred, born in Ontario. Because of that, he is not only being aimed towards the Derby but also, if things go according to plan, potentially the Queenís Plate ó essentially the Canadian equivalent of the Derby. Makes you want to stand up and sing ďO Canada,Ē doesnít it? So, patriotism aside, can We Miss Artie win the Kentucky Derby?
Medal Count Odds to Win the 2014 Kentucky Derby with Picks and Predictions
Given his name, I should make some sort of clever pun about this horse and top-three results, but I just donít have it in me. Even without the puns to think about, though, this horse leaves us with plenty to ponder. He has run on a variety of surfaces, and he has run harder in the last month than any other entrant. He could be sitting on a monster performance, or he could be a total disappointment.
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.
Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers Free NBA Picks & Odds
Saturday afternoon, the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers will start their 1st Round Western Conference playoff series. During the regular season, the teams faced each other 4 times with the teams splitting the series at 2 Ė 2.
Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh Penguins Free NHL Picks & Odds
On Wednesday night, the Columbus Blue Jackets lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins in game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. The Blue Jackets will look to avoid a 2-0 hole before traveling home for game 3 of the series when they take on the Penguins at the Consol Energy Center.
Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunder Free NBA Picks & Odds
Saturday night, the Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunder will begin their 1st Round Western Conference playoff series. During the regular season, the teams met 4 times with the Thunder winning three of the four games. The only really close game was the one that the Grizzlies won.
Atlanta Hawks at Indiana Pacers Free NBA Picks & Odds
Saturday night, the Atlanta Hawks and the Indiana Pacers will play Game 1 of their 1st Round Eastern Conference playoff series. The teams split the four game regular season series with each team winning a game at home and on the road. Only one game of the series was actually close with the remaining games double-digit victories for the winner.
Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors Free NBA Picks & Odds
Saturday afternoon, the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors will open their 1st Round Eastern Conference playoff series. The teams met 4 times during the regular season with the teams splitting the season series. Three of the four games were close, with the winner never securing a margin of victory larger than 4 points.
Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers Pelicans Free NBA Picks & Odds
Saturday afternoon, the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers will start their 1st Round Western Conference playoff series. During the regular season, the teams faced each other 4 times with the teams splitting the series at 2 Ė 2. Three of the games were double-digit victories for the winner with just one game decided by just 2 points.
Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh Penguins Free NHL Picks & Odds
Going into this playoff series, many wondered how the young Avalanche team with their rookie head coach would handle the playoff atmosphere. It turned out that it didnít take long for Colorado to realize that once the puck drops, itís still just a hockey game. 13:14 into the 1st period, the Avalanche took a 1 Ė 0 lead on a goal by Gabriel Landeskog.
Chicago Blackhawks at St Louis Blues Free NHL Picks & Odds
On Thursday night, the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues played one of the best games of the 2013-14 National Hockey League season. It took 3 overtimes for the Blues to walk away with the win in game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals, 4-3. Game 2 will be held on Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres Free MLB Picks & Odds
On Saturday night, Petco Park will be home to this showdown in the National League West division when the San Francisco Giants take on the San Diego Padres. Getting the ball for the Giants will be former Atlanta Brave Tim Hudson, while Padres left hander Eric Stults will take the ball.
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