What ‘Game of Thrones’ Can Teach You About Sports Betting

If you’re a fan of HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones,” you know anything can happen... ...especially when you least expect it. Since its premiere in 2011, George R.R. Martin’s fantasy drama has left audiences in shock and awe, sparking feverish debate—and even online wagering—on how the eighth and final season will end. Sometimes the outcome is a little too predictable (like in the seventh season), and sometimes it leaves you high and dry. It’s its own form of March [...]

Tiger’s Turnaround Complete With Masters Victory

Almost unthinkable a couple years ago, the great Tiger Woods played four rounds of exceptional golf to win the 2019 Masters Tournament on Sunday. Tiger Made a Move on Amen Corner Amen Corner—the 11th, 12th and 13th holes at Augusta National—didn’t get its name for nothing. Throughout Masters’ history, fortunes have been won and lost at Amen Corner. History repeated itself Sunday, as Amen Corner proved to be the turning point in the final round of the 2019 Masters Tournament. [...]

The Masters: Adjusted Odds and Free Picks for Saturday

Heading into the 2019 Masters Tournament third round, one name stands out among the favorites. Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods offers +700 odds to continue his hot play at Augusta National and win the Masters. Tiger’s not alone, though. He’s got competition among the favorites to win his fifth Green Jacket. 2019 PGA Masters Tournament: Adjusted Odds and Free Picks Check out updated Masters Tournament betting odds, analysis, and free picks for the first major golf tournament of the year! Favorites [...]

PGA Masters: Tiger a Stroke Off Heading into Saturday

The 2019 Masters Tournament heads into weekend play with some familiar names at the top. No name near the top is as familiar as Tiger Woods. Check out a recap of what happened in the first couple of rounds of the Masters! Tiger Looks for Major Number 15 Although a security guard tripped Tiger up after his tee shot on the 14th, it didn’t bother him in the least. Tiger, grimacing, simply walked to the green and nailed a birdie. [...]

Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods to Face Each Other in WGC-Match Play

Rory and Tiger Meet in Match Play for the First Time Following his win at the Players Championship, Rory McIlroy opened as the favorite, along with Dustin Johnson, in the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play. Heading into the weekend, McIlroy is now the lone favorite at +410 and set to face Tiger Woods (+1600) in the last 16 at Austin Country Club. Woods defeated Patrick Cantlay in a 4-and-2 victory on Friday in his final Group 13 match. On [...]

Memorable Racehorses Named After Famous Sports Figures

Nyquist winning the 2016 Kentucky Derby - Coady Photography Sometimes, racehorses are given short, powerful names like Affirmed or Justify. Other times, they’re named after their ancestors. And once in a while, they’re named after athletes. Horses name in honor of sports figures aren’t as common as you might expect due to official naming restrictions, but through the years there have been some noteworthy runners named after ball players, hockey players, and even Olympic champions. Want some examples? [...]

“The Match” – Tiger, Phil Provide Lesson on Side Bets

It may have come ten years too late, but The Match is finally upon us. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will descend upon Shadow Creek Golf Course, and don’t act as if you’re not interested in watching. If anything, this is the ultimate lesson in prop betting. And what better setting than a golf course in Las Vegas? Phil and Tiger have already set aside a $200,000 prop bet that Phil will birdie the first hole. I’m both terrible at [...]

The Return of Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods Wins Tour Championship It was a Sunday that reminded us why we always care about Tiger Woods - by Alastair Bull Did anyone other than diehard golf fans take any notice of Justin Rose winning the FedEx Cup on Sunday, or of Dustin Johnson regaining the number one ranking in the world from Rose, after the Tour Championship? The answer, quite clearly, was no. Most were far more interested in the most improved golfer in the top 100. [...]

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2018 Dell Technologies Championship – FedEx Cup Round 2

by Alastair Bull Two foreigners and the defending champion could be the best players to follow in the 2018 Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston, the second tournament in the FedEx Cup playoffs. Thirty players will be knocked out of next week’s third tournament, the BMW Championship, but it’s likely that the winner will come from players who are all but certain of being around next week. World number one Dustin Johnson is a +900 favorite for the tournament, which [...]

2018 PGA Championship Is Still About Tiger

by Alastair Bull For the final golf major of the year, the question for most punters is the same as it was for the previous two: what chance does Tiger Woods have? Well according to the oddsmakers, Woods has +1600 odds win the 2018 PGA Championship, making him one of the top-5 choices on the market. A win by Woods would be a fitting end given that this is the final time that this tournament will run at this point [...]