Key head-to-head matchups at U.S. Open

With the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach set to begin Thursday, here are some key head-to-head matchups. Rory McIlroy (-105) vs. Dustin Johnson (-115) McIlroy heads to Pebble Beach on fire. He shot 61 in the final round at the Canadian Open, but that doesn't make him a lock against Dustin Johnson. Johnson finished second at both the Masters and the PGA Championship. He also won back-to-back Pebble Beach Pro-Ams in 2009-2010. Rory McIIroy (-170) vs. Tiger Woods (+140) Tiger [...]

Wednesday MLB preview: Diamondbacks at Phillies, Brewers at Astros

Arizona Diamondbacks (35-33) at Philadelphia Phillies (38-29), 7:05 p.m. ET Merrill Kelly (6-6, 4.12 ERA) (ARZ) +125 / +1.5 runs (-175) / Over 9 runs (-115) Zach Eflin (6-5, 2.88 ERA) (PHI) -135 / -1.5 runs (+145) / Under 9 runs (-105) MLB free play: Phillies -0.5 first five innings (EVEN) Based on the home and road splits of the respective starters, the Phillies are a good bet to secure an early lead over the Diamondbacks in Wednesday's series finale [...]

Top six soccer betting markets

As you seek out playable options for the numerous soccer matches coming your way this summer, there are several markets ripe with action that could land you some money. Here are six ways you can play a particular soccer match or wager across multiple games. 1x2 FT The most popular play is to pick a team to win the game straight up. If one team is a clear favorite, there may not be much value in placing money on them. [...]

College football betting preview: LSU Tigers

LSU Tigers Head coach: Ed Orgeron (fourth year) Last year’s record: 10-3 (5-3 SEC), Fiesta Bowl win against UCF, 40-32 Final AP ranking: No. 6 Recruiting Ranking: No. 5 (3 5-stars, 11 4-stars, 10 3-stars) First game: Aug. 31 against Georgia Southern (Futures available on BetAmerica) O/U win total: 9 In Ed Orgeron’s second full year as head coach, he led the Tigers to a 10-3 season behind solid defense. In 2019, however, LSU will need to replace a handful [...]

2019 US Open: Back to Pebble we go

Pebble Beach Golf Links hosts the 2019 U.S. Open It has been nine years since the Monterey Peninsula (Pebble Beach Golf Links) has hosted one of golf’s most arduous (and richest) tournaments. As we marvel at Pebble Beach’s picturesque landscape and become engrossed with its sometimes daunting undulations, it’s only right we pay homage to those who have mastered the course—especially when the USGA comes to town and turns what annually can be considered a “getable” course (AT&T Pro-Am) into [...]

U.S. Open: Who thrives at Pebble Beach?

The 119th edition of the U.S. Open commences at historic Pebble Beach Golf Links on Thursday. This will mark the sixth time the coastal masterpiece has been the host, with past occurrences in 1972, 1982, 1992, 2000 and 2010. Pebble Beach stages the Pebble Beach Pro-Am each year in the winter, so the course is relatively familiar to avid golf viewers, though players only contest two of the four rounds at Pebble itself. For the U.S. Open the course will [...]

MLB Tuesday preview: Blue Jays at Orioles, Diamondbacks at Phillies

Toronto Blue Jays (23-42) at Baltimore Orioles (20-45), 7:05 p.m. ET Trent Thornton (1-4, 4.73 ERA) (TOR) -115 / +1.5 runs (-225) / Over 8.5 runs (-115) John Means (5-4, 2.67 ERA) (BAL) +105 / -1.5 runs (+185) / Under 8.5 runs (-105) MLB free play: Orioles moneyline The Blue Jays and Orioles are each 5-15 their last 20 games, tied for the worst mark in the majors. But bettors should confidently back Baltimore and their best starter, John Means, [...]

Who Do Ya Like Podcast: U.S. Open Preview at Pebble Beach with Garett Skiba

On this week's episode of the Who Do Ya Like Podcast over the Bet America Radio Network, Scott Shapiro welcomes back in sports and racing handicapper Garett Skiba. Scott and Garett discuss their approach for analyzing the 2019 U.S. Open, which players in the top tier they are most intrigued by, other golfers they think present value, and those they are willing to fade in head-to-head matchups. A great listen for those looking to get involved in the third major.

Stanley Cup Finals: Blues worth backing to take home the Cup

Boston Bruins (+140) at St. Louis Blues (-170), 8 p.m. ET, NBC NHL Free Pick: St. Louis Blues The 2019 Stanley Cup Finals come down to a Game 7 tonight in Boston, but home ice hasn't provided much of an advantage throughout the series. The Bruins lost Game 2 and Game 5 at home, while the Blues lost Game 3 and Game 6 in St. Louis. Boston doesn't have much of a home-ice advantage, and St. Louis has responded with [...]

Why Jordan Spieth will win the U.S. Open

When it comes to the upcoming U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy dominate the conversation. But one man who has been making slow but steady moves during the 2019 PGA season is the best bet to win golf’s third major. Jordan Spieth has accomplished quite the turnaround in 2019. He has gone from a top-30 finish at best from January through April 7 to landing in the top 10 in his last [...]