Stakes spot plays for opening day at Saratoga

By |July 10th, 2019|Categories: Betting Tips, Breeders' Cup, Horses, Races, RacingWire, Thoroughbreds|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Saratoga - Photo by Adam Mooshian/Coglianese Photos The 2019 Saratoga meet kicks off Thursday, with a competitive ten-race card featuring two graded stakes events. All but one race attracted nine or more entrants, and the stakes races offer plenty of viable contenders to consider. Let’s kick off the much-anticipated meet with a couple of graded stakes spot plays. Race 8: Schuylerville Stakes (G3) There are a bunch of speedy juvenile fillies entered in this six-furlong sprint, so it’s [...]

Ocean Downs, Harrah’s Philadelphia and Meadowlands offer ample weekend action

By |July 10th, 2019|Categories: RacingWire|

While many Americans were headed to the beaches or their back yards for cookouts during the long, July 4th holiday weekend that began last Thursday, harness racing fans were keenly focused on a trio of tracks that had plenty of potential equine fireworks to offer. On Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, a five-eighths mile oval in Pennsylvania commonly referred to as 'Chester' after opening as Chester Downs the previous decade, Shartin N (Tim Tetrick), the nation's top rated standardbred in [...]

Who will be the MVP in the American League and National League?

By |July 10th, 2019|Categories: MLB, SportsWire|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The MLB season has reached its unofficial halfway mark, which is a good time to review the futures markets and find value bets. Here are the wisest wagers for MVP of both the American League and National League. AL MVP: DJ LeMahieu (+500) A quick glance at the stats reveals that Mike Trout (-550) is a deserving favorite to add a third MVP award to his mantle. The Angels outfielder leads the AL in home runs (28), RBIs (67) and [...]

College football betting preview: Ohio State

By |July 10th, 2019|Categories: College Football, SportsWire|Tags: , , , |

Ohio State Head coach: Ryan Day (first full year) Last year’s record: 13-1 (8-1 Big Ten), Rose Bowl win against Washington, 28-23 Final AP ranking: No. 3 Recruiting Ranking: No. 14 (3 5-stars, 9 4-stars, 5 3-stars) First game: Aug. 31 vs. Florida Atlantic (futures available on BetAmerica) O/U win total: 10 Despite all the controversy surrounding Urban Meyer and Ohio State last year, the Buckeyes managed to go 13-1 and secure a victory in the Rose Bowl. Co-offensive coordinator [...]

Five intriguing wagers at the sportsbook ‘buffet’

By |July 9th, 2019|Categories: Golf, NBA, NFL, Soccer, SportsWire|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

When it comes to betting, an online sportsbook is like the greatest Vegas buffet in the world. There's plenty to choose from. You might overindulge, you'll probably enjoy making all your selections and it could cost you a little bit of money, but you won't quickly forget the experience. Here are some of my favorite offerings from the gambler's buffet. Team totals I'm an "Unders" football bettor most of the time, and many times it is because of my opinion [...]

Golf: Harvesting a last Open chance at the John Deere Classic

By |July 9th, 2019|Categories: Golf, SportsWire|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The PGA Tour heads to Silvis, Illinois this week for the John Deere Classic and last chance to qualify for next week's Open Championship. The TPC Deere Run has played host to the John Deere Classic since 2000 and seems to serve as a catapult for greenhorns. In 2013 a teeny Jordan Spieth pulled off a playoff victory to become the first teenager to win a PGA Tour event in more than 80 years. Hedging that reality, Spieth won again [...]

MLS game of the week: D.C. United vs. New England Revolution

By |July 9th, 2019|Categories: SportsWire|Tags: , , , , |

Major League Soccer kicks off the weekend Friday night, as D.C. United hosts the New England Revolution. New England Revolution at D.C. United, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN (D.C. United +110, New England +225 , Draw +245) MLS free play: DC United (+110) On paper this looks like an easy pick. D.C. United has struggled over its last five matches (1-1-3), while the Revolution has flourished so far under new head coach Bruce Arena (3-0-2). For the Revolution, Teal Bunbury and [...]

Which former NFL free agents will have an impact in 2019?

By |July 9th, 2019|Categories: NFL, SportsWire|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In the age of free agency, pro sports is a shifting landscape each season (see: the NBA for the last couple weeks). So, when thinking about wagers for the 2019 NFL season, it's important to know who landed where in the offseason. Here are 10 free agents who are sure to make an impact this season. Landon Collins, Washington Redskins Collins is a throwback NFL safety. He has somehow always been underrated because he played for the under-performing New York [...]

Who Do Ya Like Podcast: Opening Day at Saratoga with NYRA’s Andy Serling

By |July 9th, 2019|Categories: B.A.R.N., BARN, Betting Tips, Horses, Podcast, Races, RacingWire, Thoroughbreds|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

On this week's episode of the Who Do Ya Like Podcast over the BetAmerica Radio Network, Scott Shapiro welcomes in the New York Racing Association's TV analyst and handicapper Andy Serling. Scott and Andy discuss some of the most impressive performances from last Saturday's Stars and Stripes card at Belmont Park and then dive into the challenging ten-race card to open up the meet in Saratoga Springs. The two racing analysts focus on the late Pick 5 sequence now offered [...]