Monday MLB preview: Mets at Phillies, Dodgers at Diamondbacks

By |June 24th, 2019|Categories: MLB, SportsWire|Tags: , , , , , |

New York Mets (37-41) at Philadelphia Phillies (39-38), 7:05 p.m. ET Steven Matz (5-5, 4.28 ERA) (NYM) +115 / +1.5 runs (-175) / Over 10 runs (-110) Zach Eflin (6-7, 2.83 ERA) (PHI) -125 / -1.5 runs (+145) / Under 10 runs (-110) MLB free play: Mets moneyline first five innings (+105) Mets starter Steven Matz was chased without recording an out in his last start at Citizens Bank Park, where he allowed six earned runs April 16. Having already [...]

College football betting preview: Louisville Cardinals

By |June 21st, 2019|Categories: SportsWire|Tags: , , , , , , |

Louisville Cardinals Head coach: Scott Satterfield (first year) Last year’s record: 2-10 (0-8 ACC) Final AP ranking: Unranked Recruiting Ranking: No. 70 (0 5-stars, 1 4-star, 14 3-stars) First game: Sept. 2 against Notre Dame (Futures available on BetAmerica) It’s difficult to even discuss the Louisville Cardinals’ 2018 season if you’re a fan. In Bobby Petrino’s fifth year as head coach since his return (he also coached the school from 2003 to 2006), the Cardinals went from a solid contender [...]

Boxing: Jermell Charlo vs. Jorge Cota preview

By |June 21st, 2019|Categories: Boxing, SportsWire|Tags: , , , , , , |

Jermell Charlo will battle Jorge Cota in a 12-round bout in Las Vegas to headline a solid boxing Saturday. Junior Middleweights Brad Solomon 28-1-0 vs. Navid Mansouri 19-2-2, CBS Solomon has bounced back nicely since he lost a split decision to Konstantin Ponomarev in 2016. He defeated David Bency via unanimous decision in 2017, and in 2018 beat Paddy Gallagher in a split decision. Although Solomon has won his last couple fights, the win versus Gallagher happened all the way [...]

Women’s World Cup: France vs. Brazil preview

By |June 21st, 2019|Categories: Soccer, SportsWire|Tags: , , , , |

Host nation France enters the Women's World Cup Round of 16 with a doozy of an opponent Sunday. Les Bleues will take on Brazil in Le Havre, with a nation behind them and the pressure of lifting the trophy on home soil growing exponentially. (France -355, Brazil +625, Draw +340) Best play: France win 2-1 (+875) France hasn't looked great since it opened the World Cup in spectacular fashion with a 4-0 win over South Korea. The host country will hope [...]

UFC Fight Night 154: Renato Moicano vs. Chan Sung Jung preview

By |June 21st, 2019|Categories: MMA, SportsWire, UFC|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Renato Moicano will take on Chan Sung Jung at UFC Fight Night 154 feature in Greenville, South Carolina, but Saturday's event also features quality bouts on the undercard. Women's Flyweights Andrea Lee 10-2-0 (-205) vs. Montana De La Rosa 10-4-0 (+165) Lee appears to have the better stand-up skills. She lands 5.57 significant strikes per minute compared to De La Rosa, who lands 3.46 significant strikes per minute. Lee also has a 1 1/2-inch reach advantage. Lee's takedown average of [...]

Royal Ascot spot plays: Sands of Mali in the Diamond Jubilee

By |June 21st, 2019|Categories: Betting Tips, Breeders' Cup, Horses, International, Races, RacingWire, Thoroughbreds|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Royal Procession. Queen Elizabeth the Second arriving at Royal Ascot - Photo by Horsephotos.com It’s been a fun run, but the five-day Royal Ascot meet wraps up Saturday with one last stakes-filled card, highlighted by the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (G1). To celebrate the final day of racing, let’s examine the three group races on the agenda and try to end the meet on a winning note. Race 2: Jersey Stakes (G3) #13 Space Blues has yet to compete [...]

Weekend MLB preview: Astros at Yankees

By |June 21st, 2019|Categories: MLB, SportsWire|Tags: , , , |

Two of the American League's best teams, the Houston Astros (48-28) and New York Yankees (47-27), will play a weekend series in the Bronx. Here's what bettors should be watching for. Friday, 7:05 p.m. ET Brad Peacock (6-4, 3.67 ERA) (HOU) +135 / +1.5 runs (-155) / Over 9.5 runs (-105) James Paxton (4-3, 3.93 ERA) (NYY) -150 / -1.5 runs (+130) / Under 9.5 runs (-115) MLB free play: Yankees -0.5 runs first five innings (-110) The Yankees have [...]

Women’s World Cup: Australia vs. Norway preview

By |June 21st, 2019|Categories: Soccer, SportsWire|Tags: , , , , |

The knockout stage of the 2019 Women's World Cup begins Saturday, and the headliner of two contests is a matchup between Norway and Australia. (Norway +200, Australia -105, Draw +225) Best play: Draw +225 Norway got through from second place in Group A, while Australia needed a four-goal effort from Sam Kerr to capture second place in a difficult Group C. It should be an incredible match with both teams even in a lot of areas. Kerr is one of [...]

Friday MLB preview: Braves at Nationals, Marlins at Phillies

By |June 21st, 2019|Categories: MLB, SportsWire|Tags: , , , , , |

Atlanta Braves (44-31) at Washington Nationals (36-38), 7:05 p.m. ET Dallas Keuchel (0-0, 0.00 ERA) (ATL) +125 / +1.5 runs (-160) / Over 9 runs (-110) Stephen Strasburg (7-4, 3.75 ERA) (WSH) -135 / -1.5 runs (+135) / Under 9 runs (-110) MLB free play: Over Dallas Keuchel will make his long-awaited 2019 debut for the Braves against the suddenly-surging Nationals (10-5 last 15 games) on Friday night. The Braves have been hot, too, at 11-4 in their last 15 [...]