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Friday, August 18, 2017

Boxing Odds: McGregor Remains Popular Pick vs. Mayweather

At some point, the big money will come in on Floyd Mayweather Jr. for his August 26 boxing match with UFC Lightweight champion Conor McGregor. But for now, the popular Irishman is pulling in most of the action; his odds have tightened another notch to +325 at press time, leaving the undefeated Mayweather at –450.

The last time Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs) was in the squared circle, he was a –3000 favorite in the days leading up to his September 2015 match with Andre Berto, the former two-time welterweight champion. Mayweather dominated that contest and won by unanimous decision, landing 232 punches to Berto’s 83. McGregor has never fought professionally as a boxer, although he did grow up practicing the sport before switching full-time to MMA by age 16.

Interest in Mayweather vs. McGregor is being driven mostly by UFC fans, who are naturally inclined to bet on their champion. The full card for August 26 is being presented like a UFC event, with four preliminary bouts shown for free on FOX (7 PM ET), and four fights on the Showtime PPV (9 PM ET). The total for PPV buys is 4.99 million with the over pegged at –210.


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Boxing Odds: McGregor Still the Preferred Pick vs. Mayweather

How low can Conor McGregor’s odds go? At press time, the UFC Lightweight champion is available at +325 for his August 26 boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr., down from +375 last week and +900 when speculative odds first hit the board back in May 2016. Mayweather is –450 at press time.

Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs) was a –3000 favorite leading up to his September 2015 title fight with former two-time welterweight champion Andre Berto. McGregor has never fought professionally in the squared circle; he’s 21-3 in mixed martial arts (9-1 in the UFC) with 18 knockouts.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Boxing Odds: McGregor’s Odds vs. Mayweather Get Even Shorter

The action is still rolling in on Conor McGregor for his August 26 superfight in Las Vegas with Floyd Mayweather Jr. At press time, the UFC Lightweight champion is available at +350, down from +375 last week and +950 when the odds first hit the board at Bodog Sports. Mayweather, the former boxing champion in five different divisions, is priced at –500.

The props market for Mayweather vs. McGregor has also picked up steam with 34 more ways to bet on the big fight. You can now wager on either fighter scoring a knockdown in any of the 12 rounds; McGregor is +1700 to knock down Mayweather in Round 1, and his odds get longer from there, while Mayweather peaks at +450 to score a knockdown in Round 5, Round 6, and Round 7. Do you have any prediction on how long the McGregor vs Mayweather fight will last ?

You’ll also find fresh totals on how many knockdowns there will be on August 26, and how many punches McGregor will land on the night; the Irish superstar is looking at an over/under of 29.5 punches, with the over favored at –130. According to the CompuBox stats, Andre Berto landed 83 punches when he lost a 12-round decision to Mayweather in the latter’s 2015 “retirement” fight.


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Boxing Odds: McGregor Moves to +350 vs. Mayweather

Conor McGregor is still the underdog for his August 26 superfight in Las Vegas with Floyd Mayweather Jr., but his odds are improving. McGregor has shortened from +375 last week to +350 at press time, with Mayweather moving from –550 to –500.


There are also 34 new ways to bet on the Mayweather vs. McGregor props market. How many punches will McGregor land in Las Vegas? The total is pegged at 29.5, with over the slight favorite at –130. Andre Berto managed to connect 83 times in his 12-round decision loss to Mayweather back in 2015.



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

MLB Odds: Time Running out as Jays Host Yankees

After going 4-2 last week, the Toronto Blue Jays (56-61, –14.26 betting units) still have a chance to win the World Series. It isn’t much of a chance at +15000, but the Jays can improve their odds with a strong performance in their four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays (59-60, –2.79 units). Game 2 of this series is Tuesday night at Rogers Centre; first pitch is at 7:07 PM ET on Sportsnet.

Marco Estrada (4.35 FIP) is due on the mound for Toronto, and while he’s down 2.05 betting units this year on a team record of 11-13, the Jays are 3-1 in Estrada’s last four starts. He allowed just six earned runs in 26 innings over that span. Estrada still has an unfortunate .305 BABIP on the season, so there might be room for some more positive regression.

For the Rays, it’ll be lefty Blake Snell (4.87 FIP), who’s delivered mixed results since making his major-league debut in 2016. Snell has Tampa Bay at 5-10 this year for a loss of 5.14 units, splitting a pair of games against Toronto back in April; the Rays are also 2-9 in their last 11 games following a spate of injuries.



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MLB Odds: Yankees-Jays at Rogers Centre

The Toronto Blue Jays (56-61, –14.26 betting units) are moving slowly up the AL Wild Card standings, and they can get closer to the Promised Land by beating up on the injury-plagued Tampa Bay Rays (59-60, –2.79 units). Game 2 of their four-game series is Tuesday at 7:07 PM ET on Sportsnet.

Marco Estrada (4.35 FIP) is projected to start for the Jays; Tampa responds with lefty Blake Snell (4.87 FIP). Toronto is 3-1 in Estrada’s last four starts, including back-to-back upsets over the Houston Astros (–180 at home) and New York Yankees (–155 away).



MLB Odds – Indians Visit Twins in Minnesota

The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins are battling at the top of the American League Central. The two go toe-to-toe on Tuesday in Minnesota in the second contest of a huge four-game series.

Danny Salazar (4-5, 4.15 ERA) gets the call for Cleveland. He took a no-decision in his last outing, which was a 4-1 loss in Tampa Bay. The 27-year-old righty went 5.1 innings, allowing a run on seven hits with eight strikeouts and four walks. Salazar is 3-2 in his last nine starts against Minnesota with a 4.63 ERA. On the road this season, Salazar is 3-2 in nine games (eight starts) with a 4.85 ERA.

Minnesota will respond with Bartolo Colon (4-9, 6.77 ERA), who tossed seven scoreless innings of five-hit ball in a 4-0 shutout of Milwaukee in his last start. Colon struck out five and walked one in his fifth start (in which he is 2-1 with an ERA of 4.02) with the Twins since coming from Atlanta. He won his last start against Cleveland, which came last April as a member of the New York Mets. The 44-year-old spent the first 5.5 years of his career in Cleveland.

Coming into this series, the two had split their last 10 meetings, with eight games falling under the total.



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MLB Odds: Indians Looking to Hold Off Twins

The Cleveland Indians are in the driver’s seat in the American League Central, but the Minnesota Twins are hot on their heels. The Twins host the Indians in the second of a four-game set on Tuesday.


The Indians will have 27-year-old Danny Salazar (4-5, 4.15) on the mound against 44-year-old Bartolo Colon (4-9, 6.77 ERA) for the Twins. Colon began his 20-year career in Cleveland in 1997 and stayed there for 5.5 years; Salazar was just seven years old. The two have each won five of their last 10 meetings coming into this series.


Friday, August 11, 2017

Boxing Odds: How Long Will Mayweather-McGregor Last?

It seems unlikely that the upcoming August 26 superfight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Connor McGregor will go the distance. At press time, there are more than 30 different ways you can bet on the round total at Bovada Sports; if this fight does go the full 12 rounds, it will pay off at +160.


The Mayweather vs. McGregor props market also has totals on the board for each possible number up to 11.5 rounds, where the under is favored at –210. Any stoppage before Round 8 has the over ahead on the odds board, all the way up to –5000 for Round 1. During the promotional tour, McGregor said he would knock Mayweather out inside four rounds, but the over is priced at –400 for Round 4. Do you think McGregor can knockout Mayweather ?

McGregor (21-3, 18 KOs in MMA) is still available at +600 on the “Inside 4 Rounds” special, which will pay out if the UFC Lightweight champ scores any kind of victory within that timeframe. The popular Irishman is +1600 to win in Round 4 exactly. Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs) is +400 to win inside the first four rounds, compared to +275 in Round 5-8 and +350 for a later stoppage.


Boxing Odds: How Long Will Mayweather-McGregor Last?
Boxing Odds: How Long Will Mayweather-McGregor Last?




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Boxing Odds: Mayweather-McGregor Round Betting

How long will the August 26 superfight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Connor McGregor last? It’s hard to say. There are over 30 different ways to bet on the rounds at Bovada; at press time, a victory by either fighter in Round 1-6 is priced at +150, the same as a win in Round 7-12. This fight will pay out at +160 if it goes the distance. 

A Mayweather stoppage in the middle rounds could be in the cards. He’s listed at +400 to win inside four rounds, compared to +275 in Round 5-8 and +350 for a later stoppage. Anyway, let's wait for this superfight which is the Super Bowl of Boxing !



Thursday, August 10, 2017

Boxing Odds: McGregor’s Odds Improve vs. Mayweather

When the odds first hit the board for the August 26 superfight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor, the reigning UFC Lightweight champion was a heavy +950 underdog. It didn’t take long for McGregor to move down to +400; at press time, the Irish sensation is even shorter at +375, with Mayweather available at –550.



McGregor fans appear to be delighted with how his training camp has unfolded. Former junior welterweight and welterweight champ Paulie Malignaggi was brought in to spar with McGregor, and just as quickly left camp after an intense 12-round session that saw Malignaggi either knocked down or pushed to the ground. Clips from that session may have been carefully selected to make McGregor look stronger, though. Anyway, could McGregor knowkout Mayweather in this superfight ?

There hasn’t been as much news coming out of the Mayweather camp, but he did recently show off a lean physique while relaxing at the REHAB Beach Club in Las Vegas. Rumor has it that MMA star Nate Diaz could be part of Mayweather’s entourage on August 26; Diaz is the last and only person to defeat McGregor (9-1 UFC, seven KOs) inside the Octagon, although he lost their 2016 rematch by majority decision.




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Boxing Odds: More Underdog Action for Mayweather-McGregor

After opening as a +950 underdog for his August 26 boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr., UFC Lightweight champ Conor McGregor was available at +400 last week. At press time, McGregor is even shorter at +375, with Mayweather at –550. The odds has changed since the first article posted in this site and this superfight sometimes is treated as the fight of the century, the Superbowl of boxing.

McGregor recently engaged in a 12-round sparring match with former two-time boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi, and that session was so intense that Malignaggi decided to leave camp. Mayweather, meanwhile, was looking slim and trim at the REHAB Beach Club in Las Vegas. He told reporters last week that he expects to make at least $300 million fighting McGregor.




Monday, August 7, 2017

MLB Odds - Sale Leads Red Sox Against Rays in Tampa Bay

Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox is one of the leading Cy Young candidates in the American League. However, he’s coming off his worst start of the season and will try to turn things around when he pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday.

Sale (13-4, 2.70 ERA) took a no-decision in his last start, which was a 12-10 home win over Cleveland. He was tagged for seven runs on eight hits over five innings. He struck out five and walked one, snapping a 20.2-inning scoreless streak. This will be Sale’s fourth start of the year against the Rays and he is 2-1 with a 3.43 ERA against them with his loss coming in Tampa Bay.

The Rays will go with Austin Pruitt (6-2, 5.65), who tossed 6.1 scoreless innings in his last outing to get the win in a 3-0 victory in Houston. Pruitt allowed five hits with three strikeouts and a walk in his third start of the season. The rookie has made two relief appearances against the Red Sox, giving up five runs in 3.1 innings of work.

Going into this series, these two had met 10 times this season. They’ve split those games with six going over the posted total.



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MLB Odds: Red Sox Try to Stay Ahead of Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays have been a nice surprise this season as they continue to make a playoff push. They’re trying to catch up to the Boston Red Sox in the American League East. The two meet in the second of three-game series in Tampa Bay on Tuesday.


The Red Sox give the ball to Chris Sale (13-4, 2.70 ERA), who is 2-1 in three starts against the Rays this season. The Rays counter with rookie Austin Pruitt (6-2, 5.65 ERA), who’s being worked into the rotation, but he has already worked 3.1 relief innings against the Red Sox. The two teams had split their 10 meetings coming into this series.


MLB Odds: Time Running out as Jays Host Yankees

Despite everything that has gone wrong this season, the Toronto Blue Jays (52-59, –16.49 betting units) are only five games out of the second Wild Card spot in the American League. They’ll try to cut into that lead with a crucial three-game series at home against the top AL Wild Card team, the New York Yankees (59-51, –6.32 units). Game 1 is Tuesday night at 7:07 PM ET on Sportsnet and YES.

For the most part, JA Happ (4.40 FIP) has pitched reasonably well since coming off the DL in late May, providing seven quality starts in his past 10 outings. But the Jays keep finding new ways to lose; they’re 5-10 behind Happ this year for a loss of 7.28 units, with the under checking in at 9-4-2. Toronto’s lineup is also riddled with injuries, catcher Miguel Montero (groin) being the latest victim.

Veteran CC Sabathia (4.40 FIP) will represent New York in this lefty-on-lefty battle, and while he shares the same FIP as his Toronto counterpart, the Yankees are 13-5 behind Sabathia for 8.07 units in profit, with the under once again prevailing at 12-7. That includes a 2-1 record (1.40 units) versus the Jays.



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MLB Odds: Snakebitten Jays Host Yankees

Time is running out on the Toronto Blue Jays (52-59, –16.49 betting units). They’re five games out of a Wild Card spot in the American League, and they need a win this Tuesday as they open a three-game series at home versus the New York Yankees (59-51, –6.32 units). First pitch is at 7:07 PM ET on Sportsnet and YES.

Toronto will send JA Happ to the mound opposite CC Sabathia in a battle of veteran southpaws. Each has a 4.40 FIP on the season, but the Jays are 5-10 behind Happ, while Sabathia has a team record of 13-5.



Friday, August 4, 2017

Boxing Odds: Will McGregor Knock Out Mayweather?

Conor McGregor has the proverbial “puncher’s chance” of knocking out Floyd Mayweather Jr. when they meet August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. McGregor is a +400 underdog at press time to win this fight, and +500 to win by KO/TKO or disqualification. In the unlikely event of a decision win for McGregor, he’ll pay out at a hefty +1000.

While it’s true that McGregor has never fought an officially recognized match inside the squared circle, his knockout power has been put on display multiple times inside the Octagon. The charismatic Irishman has won 18 of his 24 lifetime MMA fights by knockout, going to the judges’ score cards just twice. McGregor has also never been knocked out himself, suffering all three of his losses via submission.

Knocking out Mayweather will be a bit more difficult with 10-ounce boxing gloves instead of the four-ounce MMA gloves McGregor is used to wearing. Both fighters have stated their preference for wearing eight-ounce gloves when they meet August 26, but the Nevada State Athletic Commission is sticking with their rule that fighters above 135 pounds must use the 10-ounce gloves. Mayweather vs. McGregor is being fought at junior middleweight (154 pounds).


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Boxing Odds: McGregor Has Puncher’s Chance vs. Mayweather


Conor McGregor has 18 knockout wins in his 24 MMA fights. If he’s going to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. on August 26, that’s probably how it’ll happen; McGregor is +500 to win by KO/TKO/DQ, and +1000 to win by decision.

As if Mayweather weren’t a difficult enough opponent, McGregor will be wearing 10-ounce boxing gloves for this fight instead of his usual four-ounce MMA gloves. Both fighters have requested eight-ounce gloves instead, but the Nevada State Athletic Commission won’t allow it; this superfight is being held at 154 pounds, well above the NSAC’s 135-pound limit for wearing eight-ounce gloves.



Thursday, August 3, 2017

Boxing Odds: Is Mayweather-McGregor the Super Bowl of Boxing?

On August 26, the biggest boxing match of all time will take place between a formerly retired 40-year-old and a man who’s never stepped foot inside the squared circle. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0 lifetime, 26 KOs) will face UFC Lightweight champion Conor McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. At press time, Mayweather is the –600 favourite, while McGregor is available at +400.


They’re calling it The Money Fight, and for good reason: The over/under for PPV buys is 4.99 million, with the over pegged at –260 on the boxing props market. Mayweather’s 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiao, The Fight of the Century, drew a reported 4.6 million buys. So many people want to see Mayweather vs. McGregor – and bet on it – that it could rival the Super Bowl in terms of popularity.


There are currently 49 different ways you can bet on Mayweather-McGregor, including the “Inside 4 Rounds” special, based on McGregor’s prediction that he’ll knock Mayweather out before the start of the fifth round. The odds on McGregor winning by any means inside four rounds are +600, while any other result is the prohibitive favourite at –1200. McGregor is also +600 to KO Mayweather at any point.


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Boxing Odds: Five Million PPV Buys for Mayweather-McGregor?

It’s officially called The Money Fight, but the August 26 match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0 lifetime, 26 KOs) and UFC Lightweight champion Conor McGregor (0-0, 0 KOs) has also been dubbed the Super Bowl of Boxing. The over/under for PPV buys is a record 4.99 million, with the overpriced at –260.

A lot of those would-be viewers are MMA fans, and they’ve put enough money on McGregor to make him a +400 at press time, down from +950 at the open. There are 47 other ways you can bet on this superfight right now at Bodog Sports.


Monday, July 31, 2017

MLB Odds - Indians Face Off with Red Sox in Boston

A pair of World Series contenders headline Tuesday’s MLB schedule. The Boston Red Sox will host the Cleveland Indians in the middle of a three-game set.

The Indians will send out Carlos Carrasco (10-4, 3.58 ERA), who took a no-decision in a 10-4 home victory over the Los Angeles Angels in his last start. Carrasco allowed a pair of runs on six hits over 6.1 innings while striking out five. The 30-year-old righthander is 1-1 with an ERA of 4.66 in five appearances (three starts) against the Red Sox in his career and in 2017. Carrasco is 7-2 in 11 road starts with an ERA of 2.87.

The Red Sox will go with Doug Fister (0-5, 7.46 ERA), who took a relief loss in his latest outing as Boston fell 6-5 in Seattle. He gave up two runs on three hits in 2.2 innings, striking out three and walking two. The 33-year-old righty is 5-4 in 16 career starts against Cleveland with an ERA of 3.13. At home this season, Fister is 0-3 in three games (two starts) with an ERA of 8.31.

The Indians are 6-4 in their last 10 against the Red Sox, including a three-game sweep in last year’s ALDS. Six games have gone under, with a push.



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MLB Odds: Red Sox Out for Revenge Against Indians

The Cleveland Indians made short work of the Boston Red Sox in last year’s ALDS, sweeping them in three games. The Red Sox would like to exact a little revenge on the Indians when they meet on Tuesday in the second of a three-game series in Boston.


The Red Sox have to go to Doug Fister (0-5, 7.46 ERA) due to injuries, but Fister is 5-4 in 16 career starts against Cleveland, with an ERA of 3.13. The Indians will likely respond with Carlos Carrasco (10-4, 3.58 ERA), who has been excellent on the road this season with a 7-2 mark in 11 starts, along with an ERA of 2.87.


MLB Odds: Stroman, Jays Visit the South Side

This has been a rough year for the Toronto Blue Jays (49-56, –16.16 betting units), but they won five of seven games last week, and they can keep up the momentum with a strong showing in their three-game series against the tanking Chicago White Sox (40-62, –8.06 units). Game 2 from New Comiskey goes Tuesday night at 8:10 PM ET on both Sportsnet and WGN.

Toronto should have the edge in pitching with Marcus Stroman (3.85 FIP) on the hill. The Jays are 13-8 behind their ace for 1.18 units in profit; Stroman has allowed a total of seven earned runs in his last six starts. However, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (.678 OPS) suffered ligament damage in his right ankle Friday night and could miss the rest of the regular season.

Veteran northpaw Mike Pelfrey (5.50 FIP) is penciled in to take the mound for Chicago. Despite a low .269 BABIP, Pelfrey is 2.97 units in the red on a team record of 6-11, tasting defeat in each of his last five appearances. Current Jays have a combined .786 lifetime OPS versus Pelfrey, including a 1.132 OPS from recently acquired catcher Miguel Montero, who’s 7-for-16 with four doubles.



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MLB Odds: Jays-White Sox on the South Side

The Toronto Blue Jays (49-56, –16.16 betting units) can claw their way back into the AL Wild Card hunt with a strong series against the tanking Chicago White Sox (40-62, –8.06 units). Game 2 of their three-game set is Tuesday at 8:10 PM ET on Sportsnet and WGN.

Marcus Stroman (3.85 FIP) is expected to start for Toronto opposite Mike Pelfrey (5.50 FIP). Stroman has allowed just seven earned runs in his last six starts combined, while Chicago has lost each of Pelfrey’s last five games, including a difficult relief appearance in Denver (three earned runs in 0.1 innings).



Friday, July 28, 2017

Politics Odds: Who Will Leave Trump First?

These are not good times for the Trump Administration. The schism between Donald Trump and the Republicans in both the House and Senate is growing wider every day. Who will be the first key figure in Trump’s inner circle to abandon ship? Odds have been listed for four major candidates; Reince Priebus is the –150 favorite at press time, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions is right behind him at +135.

Trump has been openly critical of Sessions lately, tweeting his unhappiness about Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from the ongoing investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election. But Sessions has refused to step down from his post, telling reporters last Thursday that he’d remain as Attorney General “as long as that is appropriate.”

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (+550) are next on the odds list, followed by Vice President Mike Pence at +2500. Pence has more incentive to stick around than the other three, since he’s next in line to become President if and when Trump is removed from office. Reports on Monday had Tillerson thinking about quitting his job “well before” the end of the year; Sessions is also –150 to leave his job before 2018 rolls around.




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Politics Odds: Will Sessions Leave Trump Behind?

Jeff Sessions is still the US Attorney General at press time, but he might not be for long. You can bet on whether Sessions will be at his post on January 1, 2018; No is the –150 favorite, while Yes is priced at +110.


Sessions is also the +135 second-favorite in a four-horse race to see who will leave the Trump Administration first. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (–150) and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (+550) are also on the odds list, while Vice President Mike Pence is understandably a long shot at +2500.


Thursday, July 27, 2017

More Big Tournaments at Super Millions Poker Open

We’re nearing the halfway point of the hottest tournament poker festival of the summer. The 2017 Super Millions Poker Open is running right now at Bodog Poker, with the $300,000 Guaranteed Main Event still to come on August 13. There are three more tournaments ready to go this Thursday, starting at 8:03 PM ET with Event #41, the $30,000 Gtd Extra Play with longer blind levels for more poker.

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Switching from no-limit Hold’em to pot-limit Omaha, Event #42 at 9:03 PM ET is a $5,000 Gtd 6-max Super Stack tournament, giving you 5,000 chips to start with. Then it’s back to Hold’em at 10:03 PM ET for Event #43, a $10,000 Gtd Turbo with giant starting stacks of 10,000 chips. Pick the tournament structure that best suits your poker skills – or play all three. Bodog Poker lets you play up to 20 tournament tables at the same time.

Don’t forget about the big-money events coming up this Sunday. There’s another $110,000 Gtd SMPO Special at 4:03 PM ET, followed at 5:03 by Event #51, the $100,000 Gtd High Roller. You can buy in directly or win your seat through one of the many qualifiers running all week at Bodog Poker.






2017 Super Millions Nearing the Halfway Mark

By the time the weekend is over, we’ll be past the official halfway point of the 2017 Super Millions Poker Open. Sunday’s action starts at 3:03 PM ET with Event #50 of 100; there will be $265,000 in guaranteed prize money up for grabs this Sunday at Bodog Poker, including two tournaments with six figures waiting to be won.

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Meanwhile, there are three more SMPO tournaments coming up this Thursday, beginning at 8:03 PM ET with Event #41, the $30,000 Gtd Extra Play tourney. No-limit Hold’em is the game, with longer levels giving you more poker for your buck.



Monday, July 24, 2017

MLB Odds: Will Gray Pitch for A’s Versus Jays?

The Toronto Blue Jays (44-54, –18.55 betting units) know they’ll be hosting the Oakland Athletics (44-54, –7.27 units) this Tuesday night. But who will pitch for the A’s? Sonny Gray is penciled in to start for Oakland, but he’s been the subject of trade rumors heading towards the July 31 deadline.

If Gray (3.38 FIP) does take the hill at Rogers Centre, the Jays could be in for another long night. Oakland’s ace has allowed just six earned runs in his last five starts combined, and the A’s won four of those games to improve to 8-7 (+0.35 units) in Gray’s 15 starts on the season. The former All-Star has also limited current Toronto bats to a .673 lifetime OPS, although Jose Bautista is 5-of-12 against Gray with a homer and a fat 1.051 OPS.

With the Jays in freefall and the roster riddled with injuries, reliever Cesar Valdez (6.31 FIP in 19.1 innings) is expected to throw the first pitch at 7:07 PM ET on Sportsnet. Valdez is a 32-year-old righty who’s bounced around the minors since turning pro in 2006; this is his second stint with the Jays organization, after Oakland designated him for assignment in early May.



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MLB Odds: A’s-Jays in Battle of Last-Place Teams

It’s turning into a long season for the Toronto Blue Jays (44-54, –18.55 betting units), and it could get even longer Tuesday night when the Oakland Athletics (44-54, –7.27 units) come to town for Game 2 of a four-game series. Sportsnet has the coverage starting at 7:07 PM ET.

Assuming he isn’t traded by then, Sonny Gray (3.38 FIP) is penciled in to start for Oakland, while the Jays are expected to give reliever Cesar Valdez (6.31 FIP in 19.1 innings) the nod. Valdez was picked up off the waiver wire in May after Oakland designated him for assignment.



MLB Odds: Visiting Brewers Travel to Washington

The Milwaukee Brewers have been one of the biggest surprises of the season so far. With a 53-48 straight up record, they’re sitting second in the National League Central. On Tuesday, they’ll head to the nation’s capital to take on the Washington Nationals, one of the World Series favorites. This will be the second of a four-game series.

The Brewers will go with Zach Davies (11-4, 4.76), who took a no-decision in a 3-2 loss at Pittsburgh in his last outing. Davies went seven innings, allowing a run on eight hits with four strikeouts and a walk. This will be his first time facing the Nationals. He’s 5-0 in 10 road starts with a 3.18 ERA.

The Nationals counter with Gio Gonzalez (8-5, 2.83), who lost his last outing by a 7-0 score on the road against the Los Angeles Angels. Gonzalez gave up four runs on five hits over 5.2 innings, striking out three and walking three. Gonzalez is 2-3 in seven starts against the Brewers with an ERA of 4.95. He’s also 1-2 in nine home starts with a 1.95 ERA.

Going into their first meeting of the season, the two had split their last 10 games. Five games have gone over the posted total, with a push.



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MLB Odds: Nationals Host Brewers on Tuesday

Tuesday’s marquee MLB matchup comes from the nation’s capital. The Washington Nationals have been running away with the National League East while the Milwaukee Brewers have been a pleasant surprise in the Central.

This game could be all about run support for the pitchers. The Brewers will put out Zach Davies (11-4, 4.76), who is third in the majors in run support, with his offense scoring 5.95 runs when he starts. The Nationals counter with Gio Gonzalez (8-5, 2.83), who is 34th in the majors with 4.80 runs. That could be the difference when the two meet on Tuesday.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Golf Odds: Free-For-All at 2017 British Open

The 2017 Open Championship, aka the British Open, begins Thursday at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England. This major has produced nine different winners over the past nine years, and the odds board for this year’s tournament promises another highly competitive contest. Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler are +1400 co-favorites at press time; Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm are close behind at +1600, followed by Sergio Garcia at +1800.

Because the Open is regularly held on links-style courses, golfers with European Tour experience tend to outperform their PGA Tour brethren. Spieth tied for fourth at this event during his magical 2015 season, but has struggled to recapture that glory. Fowler has likewise failed to live up to his breakthrough 2014 campaign, although he is coming off a fifth-place tie at the US Open.

Johnson remains No. 1 on the World Golf Ranking, but his game has been off since he hurt his back just before the Masters in April. With all this chaos, a proven winner like 2010 Open champ Louis Oosthuizen (+5000) may be worth a look further down the odds list; Oosthuizen also finished tied for second in 2015 after losing the playoff to Zach Johnson (+8000).


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Golf Odds: No Clear Favorite at 2017 British Open

Just about anyone can win the British Open, and this year’s odds list is tightly packed with Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler tied as +1400 co-favorites, just ahead of Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm at +1600. Sergio Garcia is close behind at +1800. Action begins Thursday at Royal Birkdale.

Johnson is still the No. 1-ranked golfer in the world, but he’s struggled ever since hurting his back just before the Masters; Spieth and Fowler have seen better days, as well. There should be some betting value in this field with proven Open commodities like 2010 champion Louis Oosthuizen at +5000.




2017 Super Millions Poker Open Underway

The 2017 Super Millions Poker Open is off to a running start at Bodog Poker. The first events on the 105-tournament schedule have already been completed; there are three more tourneys on Thursday’s schedule, with a total of $34,000 in guaranteed prize money waiting to be won.

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Thursday’s action kicks off at 8:03 PM ET with Event #18, the $20,000 Gtd Super Stack, where players start with 5,000 chips in their stacks. Event #19, the $10,000 Gtd at 9:03 PM, starts even deeper at 10,000 chips. No-limit Texas Hold’em is the name of the game for both tournaments. As a general rule, if you’re going to go all-in with a big stack, make sure you’re drawing to the nuts if you don’t already have the best hand.

The night wraps up with a very special tournament: the only fixed-limit Omaha Hi/Lo event on the SMPO schedule. Event #20 at 10:03 PM ET is a $4,000 Gtd Turbo with starting stacks once again set at 10,000 chips. Fixed-limit is the classic betting structure for Omaha Hi/Lo; the Turbo format will keep the action rolling as the blinds go up and more of those giant stacks get pushed into the middle.






2017 Super Millions: Two Cards or Four?

The 2017 Super Millions Poker Open is already underway at Bodog Poker, and the action continues Thursday with three tournaments paying a combined $34,000 in guaranteed prize money. The first two events at 8:03 PM and 9:03 PM ET are no-limit Hold’em, followed by this year’s only fixed-limit Omaha Hi/Lo tournament at 10:03 PM.

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By the time the 2017 SMPO wraps up in August, at least $2.5 million guaranteed will have been won, so don’t miss out; buy in directly or win your seat through one of the many qualifiers running all week long at Bodog Poker.





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Taylor Triggers Big Cash Win at Bovada Casino
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

MLB Odds: Cubs Carry Momentum into Series with Braves

The Chicago Cubs came out of the All-Star Break with momentum, sweeping their weekend series with the Baltimore Orioles, while scoring 27 runs in the process. They’ll look to keep that momentum going in Atlanta on Tuesday.

The Cubs face the Braves at 7:35 PM ET in a matchup between John Lackey and Sean Newcomb. Lackey has struggled this season, with home runs being the main issue. He’s allowed at least one home run in 14 of his 17 starts and given up 24 home runs in 98.2 innings of work. Last season, he allowed just 23 in 188.1 innings pitched. Ricky Nolasco is the only pitcher in the majors to have allowed more dingers this season.

Lackey will face Newcomb, the Braves’ rookie starter who has had some challenges of his own. The Braves have dropped four of Newcomb’s six starts. After an impressive month of June where he posted a 1.48 ERA, Newcomb has given up 11 earned runs in just 7.1 innings of work in his last two outings.
Coming into this series, the Cubs are 7-3 in their last 10 against the Braves, with seven going over the posted total. Offense could be the theme once again if the pitchers on both sides continue to struggle.



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MLB Odds: Lackey Leads Cubs into Atlanta

The Chicago Cubs will look to pick up a win in Atlanta on Tuesday evening when they send John Lackey to the mound. He has had enjoyed success against the Braves in recent outings.

Lackey has made three starts against the Braves over the last three seasons. He’s lasted 18.1 innings in those outings while posting a 2.45 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP, holding the Braves to a .239 batting average. Lackey has struggled this season, though. The key for him has been home runs. The Cubs are 3-0 when he doesn’t give up a home run, but are 6-9 otherwise.