College World Series simulation and analysis

Four more games in the College World Series are slated for Monday and Tuesday at TD Ameritrade Park. Watch the latest segment of "Sim or Her" above to find out how BetAmerica's computer simulation predicted Monday and Tuesday's games, and read below for a quick analysis on each matchup. Monday, 2 p.m. ET, Texas Tech (+150) vs. Arkansas (-200) Pick: Arkansas Arkansas and Texas Tech battle it out in the elimination bracket, with one team heading home at the game's [...]

Early look NFL preview: New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints Head coach: Sean Payton (13th year) Last year’s record: 13-3-0, lost NFC Championship vs. Los Angeles Rams, 26-23 First game: Sept. 9 vs. Houston Texans Win total: Over/Under 10.5 (Over 10.5 +100, Under 10.5 -120) Super Bowl odds: +800 Who could forget the controversial no-call to end New Orleans’ season in the NFC championship against the Rams? The Saints certainly haven't, and most everyone from last year’s team is back in 2019 to seek vengeance on the [...]

College World Series: Get to know the contenders and who to bet

Game 1, Saturday, 2 p.m. ET: Michigan (+115) vs. Texas Tech (-150) Pick: Texas Tech Texas Tech Red Raiders (+700 to win CWS) Texas Tech finished the year 11th in the RPI. The Red Raiders also rank in the top 20 in team batting average, on-base percentage and scoring. They played Michigan three times during the regular season and won 11-2, 10-3 and 8-5 in Lubbock. Their lineup features infielder Josh Jung (.342, 56 RBIs), who was drafted [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

College football betting preview: Texas Longhorns

Head coach: Tom Herman (third year) Last year’s record: 10-4 (7-3 Big 12), Sugar Bowl win against Georgia, 28-21 Final AP ranking: No. 9 Recruiting ranking: No. 3 (2 5-stars, 15 4-stars, 9 3-stars) First game: Aug. 31 against Louisiana Tech (Futures available on BetAmerica) O/U win total: 9.5 The end of the Mack Brown era and Charlie Strong’s three-year tenure as head coach left the Texas football program in disarray. But in just his second year as the Longhorns [...]

Finding value in college football futures market

College football is the most exciting sport in the world. But as the elites of the sport–namely Alabama and Clemson—continue to distance themselves from the others, fans and bettors are finding themselves pushed to the outer fringes when it comes to the futures market. Futures Value Recognition As we look for value in this always-intriguing, yet incredibly top-heavy market, we first must recognize that the proliferation of recruiting sites, attention to high school film, and increased top-level camps are making [...]

Looking for value in NFL futures markets

In just 13 weeks, the 2019 NFL regular season kicks off. In less time than that, the preseason gets underway. And in less time than that, Sportscenter will begin showing sideline videos of Cowboys receivers getting into fights with cornerbacks at practice. Before we bet way more than we care to admit on the Hall of Fame Game, let’s look at some futures prices at BetAmerica to determine which plays can give us both value and create some excitement over [...]