PGA Tour: WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational preview

Coming off an exciting weekend, where Shane Lowry scored his first major win in last week’s Open Championship, the golf world will move focus to a new event in Memphis July 25-28. While the Irishman is expected to sit out the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational at TPC Southwind, nearly all of the world's top 50 players will compete in the revamped tournament, formerly known as the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Previously hosted at Firestone Country Club in Ohio, the WGC-Bridgestone transformed into [...]

Tuesday MLB preview: Cardinals at Pirates, Cubs at Giants

St. Louis Cardinals (52-47) at Pittsburgh Pirates (46-53), 7:05 p.m. ET Dakota Hudson (9-4, 3.57 ERA) (STL) +115 / +1.5 runs (-180) / Over 9 runs (-115) Chris Archer (3-6, 5.36 ERA) (PIT) -125 / -1.5 runs (+150) / Under 9 runs (-105) MLB free play: Pirates moneyline Chris Archer has struggled at times for the Pirates this year, but he should put forth a strong effort to help his team secure a victory over the division-rival Cardinals at PNC [...]

Who will lead the NFL in rushing yardage in 2019?

When it comes to pounding the rock, every NFL team wants a guy who can both put his head down to get that extra yard and break a tackle to go 70 yards to the house.  It’s hard to find a running back who can do both, but each year it seems a new athletic freak enters the league that changes the expectations of the position. Let’s take a look at who we think might win the rushing title for [...]

Why bet on sports? Because you’re a fan

Most people are sports fans before they become bettors. They grow up rooting for a team, following a league or playing a sport themselves. The learned knowledge of a team or sport that comes with following offers the hope of financial gain in the form of betting. I grew up rooting for the Packers, so when it was explained to me that I could make money the next time they played the Lions, I was all ears. On college campuses [...]

College football betting preview: Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Head coach: Brian Kelly (10th year) Last year’s record: 12-1, Cotton Bowl loss against Clemson, 30-3 Final AP ranking: No. 5 Recruiting Ranking: No. 15 (0 5-stars, 16 4-stars, 6 3-stars) First game: Sept. 2 at Louisville (futures available on BetAmerica) O/U win total: 9.5 It will be difficult for Notre Dame to improve upon last season’s unbeaten regular-season record and appearance in the College Football Playoff. The only thing the Irish can do to surpass [...]

Monday MLB preview: A’s at Astros, Orioles at Diamondbacks

Oakland Athletics (57-43) at Houston Astros (64-37), 8:10 p.m. ET Homer Bailey (8-6, 4.69 ERA) (OAK) +200 / +1.5 runs (EVEN) / Over 9 runs (EVEN) Gerrit Cole (10-5, 3.12 ERA) (HOU) -225 / -1.5 runs (-120) / Under 9 runs (-120) MLB free play: Astros runline Homer Bailey will be hard-pressed to replicate his first start with the A's (six innings, two earned runs, seven hits) against the Astros at Minute Maid Park on Monday night. Having Gerrit Cole [...]

Evaluating win totals for SEC football teams

In the Southeastern Conference, every game matters. This is a statement validated by television contracts, attendance numbers and betting handle. For those who follow the league closely, rivalries and history can sometimes fog the perspective on where teams stand in relation to others. But before the madness and chaos of the season begins, a preseason look at regular season win totals will give us a good reference point to consider what to expect for the upcoming season. Let's look at [...]

NFL: Which quarterback will throw for the most yards in 2019?

When trying to determine which quarterback is going to have the most passing yards in the 2019 NFL season, there are so many variables to consider that it can make your head spin. Rather than narrow down to a single selection, let's consider which 10 quarterbacks deserve most consideration for this prop wager. Patrick Mahomes +400 Mahomes came in second last year in passing yardage and was also second in yards per attempt. He presumably will only get better, as [...]

Weekend MLB preview: Phillies at Pirates

The Philadelphia Phillies (50-47) and Pittsburgh Pirates (45-50) will renew acquaintances at PNC Park in a three-game series that begins Friday evening. Every contest is crucial to these two clubs, as they try to stay afloat in their respective divisions. Here's what bettors should be primed and ready for in this weekend affair. Friday, 7:05 p.m. ET Jake Arrieta (8-7, 4.54 ERA) (PHI) -110 / +1.5 runs (-200) / Over 10 runs (-115) Jordan Lyles (5-6, 5.16 ERA) (PIT) EVEN [...]

NASCAR: Will it be another wild weekend at the Magic Mile?

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway a.k.a. the Magic Mile on Sunday. With the playoffs fast approaching, the races are bound to be as wild as last week's Kentucky finish. Before we get to my picks for this week's race, here are some trends to consider before placing your bets. The last three race winners scored their first victories of 2019 The last five races have been won by five different teams The last [...]