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2017 WWE Survivor Series Odds and Expert Betting Picks
by Raphael Esparza - 11/17/2017
Thanksgiving is just days away, but on Sunday night at the Toyota Center in Houston some turkeys will be getting the stuffing kicked out of them! On Sunday night the biggest WWE cross-over PPV of the holiday season takes place, and I can guarantee the crowd we will see some huge surprises. Read More >>
Holiday Worldwide Movie Box Office Gross: Betting Odds and Predictions
by Raphael Esparza - 10/18/2017
The holiday season is fast approaching us, and with it just around the corner that means big box office movies hitting the screen. This holiday movie season has not one, not two, but three mega blockbusters movies coming out. If you don't want to hang out with family during the holiday evenings you have some great movie choices. Read More >>
2017 Toy Hall of Fame Inductee Odds and Expert Betting Predictions
by Raphael Esparza - 10/2/2017
In 1998 the National Toy Hall of Fame started by inducting11 well-named toys, and each year they select a new group. This November the Strong Museum of Play will induct the 2017 round of toys. Iconic toys that everybody knows such as LEGO, Barbie, Monopoly, Jump Rope, G.I. Joe, and many more have already been inducted, but this year the 12 finalists are legendary and shocking! Read More >>
Game of Thrones Final Season Predictions with Odds and Expert Picks
by Raphael Esparza - 9/4/2017
It already seems like forever has passed since Season 7 of "Game of Thrones" ended, but it has only been three weeks and I'm already in panic mode. Season 7 ended with so many twists, turns and "OMG" moments that I can't believe the last and final season of Game of Thrones will probably not be out until 2019! Read More >>
2017 WWE SummerSlam Betting Odds and Predictions for Sunday PPV
by Raphael Esparza - 8/18/2017
The NFL Preseason is underway, and football is in the air at all the sportsbooks. However, this Sunday another event should cut through the football chatter. No, I'm not talking about "Game of Thrones", I'm taking about WWE wrestling! On Sunday night the biggest WWE PPV of the summer takes place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and I can guarantee the crowd will be rowdy, energetic and ready for some big spoilers. Read More >>
Stranger Things Season 2 Betting Odds with Expert Predictions
by Raphael Esparza - 7/16/2017
The phenomenal hit that Netflix produced last year, "Stranger Things", is getting ready to take over the world again soon. Stranger Things Season Two launches Oct. 27, and the Netflix teaser trailer promises that "1984 only gets stranger". Social media is already blowing up on what is going to happen in season two. Read More >>
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Betting Odds with Expert Predictions
by Raphael Esparza - 5/24/2017
I know it's only May and the new Star Wars movie doesn't open until December. However, when it comes to anything and everything Star Wars is it ever a bad time to talk about it or bet on the next installment of the iconic movie franchise? Last December Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was a huge success, and Disney will be looking to strike gold again this coming December when the new Star Wars movie comes out.
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Who Will be Inducted into 2017 Video Game Hall of Fame? Odds and Predictions
by Raphael Esparza - 4/5/2017
In 2015 the Strong Museum's World Video Game Hall of Fame in Rochester, N.Y., was established, and next month the third annual Video Game Hall of Fame will be announced. Iconic games that everybody knows such as Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros, Space Invaders, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Sims, The Legend of Zelda, and many more have already been inducted, but this year the finalists are legendary.
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WWE WrestleMania 33 Odds and Expert Betting Picks and Predictions
by Raphael Esparza - 3/29/2017
WWE PPV WrestleMania is live this Sunday from Camping World Stadium in Orlando, and this one is considered the Super Bowl of wrestling entertainment! WrestleMania always brings out the entertainment stars, and this year ESPN SportsCenter will be live at WrestleMania. We'll see some outstanding matches this Sunday, and I'm hoping we see more head-turning upsets like last year when Zack Ryder won the Intercontinental Championship. For that match Zack Ryder's betting line opened at 50-1 to win the Intercontinental Championship.
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Betting Odds Released for OJ Simpson Parole Chances
by Raphael Esparza - 3/1/2017
The 89th Academy Awards (Oscars) were Sunday night, and the winner for 'Best Documentary Feature' went to ESPN Films and their 30 for 30 series O.J.: Made in America. This five-part miniseries directed by Ezra Edelman was not only an outstanding documentary but it also it got me asking myself, when is O.J. Simpson up for parole?
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2017 Oscars Picks and Expert Academy Awards Betting Predictions
by Raphael Esparza - 2/20/2017
What a difference a year makes for the Academy Awards as last year the Oscars were all about negativity and lack of diversity. This year it's all about La La Land, the musical that has swept all other award shows versus everybody else. La La Land broke records with ease at the Golden Globes and has matched the record held by Titanic and All About Eve for a single film with the highest number of Oscar nominations at an epic total of 14.
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2017 Razzie Awards Odds and Expert Betting Predictions
by Raphael Esparza - 2/13/2017
It's that time of the year again, my friends! It's awards season, and all the focus is on the 89th Academy Awards ceremony Sunday, Feb. 26. But the Saturday night before the Oscars is even a better awards night; the 36th Annual Razzies awards for the 'worst' in movies, and our friends over at MyBookie have posted odds for all categories.
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WWE Royal Rumble Odds with Expert Betting Picks and Predictions
by Raphael Esparza - 1/27/2017
The Royal Rumble is this Sunday night, and I can't wait to watch this WWE PPV event in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Tex. I haven't written many other WWE pay-per-view articles since they split brands, but I will continue doing the Royal Rumble.
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What Will Happen First for Ronda Rousey in 2017? Odds and Expert Predictions
by Raphael Esparza - 1/23/2017
Ronda Rousey's long-awaited return to the octagon was quick, and the bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes demolished her with a butt-kicking in a 48-second TKO in the opening round at UFC 207. Since that loss, the former dominating women's bantamweight champ has been silent, but fans and oddsmakers all have a pretty good idea what Rousey will do next. It's no secret Rousey has tons of options on her plate between fighting, wrestling and acting. but the big question is what will she do in the year 2017.
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