Friday, July 21, 2017

BC Lions host the Blue Bombers Friday Night

BC Lions

3-1 Lions Looking for First Home Win

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the British Columbia Lions will rehash their playoff semi-final matchup on Friday when they battle at BC Place. This is the most appealing clash on the Week 5 CFL Schedule. Tonight's clash will be key in deciding the pecking order in the West.

Oddsmakers have the Lions as 4.5-point favorites. The total is at 55.

The Lions were a 41-26 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. They covered the -3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (67) made winners of OVER bettors.

For the 3-1, Lions, Friday’s contest is an opportunity to chalk up home win No. 1. They just come off sweeping a 3-game road trip. After being sharp off the bench last week, veteran quarterback Travis Lulay will get the start. Lulay will make his first start since 2015. The 2011 MOP showed he’s still got something left in the tank in last week’s 436-yard, three-TD performance at Hamilton.

Bombers Looking to Avenge 2016 Playoff Loss

The Blue Bombers were a 33-25 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Toronto Argonauts. They covered the -3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (58) made winners of OVER bettors. The Bombers are 2-1 and are on the road for the first time in 3-weeks.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have started their 2017 campaign on the right foot. They want the world to know that their focus is on winning as they return to the site of their season-ending 32-31 Western Semi-Final loss in 2016.

One of the keys for Winnipeg this week will be finding a rhythm early on offense. The Bombers haven’t done through Week 4.


Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
British Columbia3-13-129.7521.7580-13-01-30-11-2

Power Stats

Yards Per Point


Yards Per Pass


Yards Per Rush


Team Records

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf1-10-11-01-10-11-026.5034.50-8.00
Last 32-11-11-02-11-11-028.6731.33-2.66

British Columbia Lions

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf0-10-10-00-10-10-027.0030.00-3.00
Last 33-00-03-03-00-03-030.6719.0011.67


Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense28.67521.752
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense299.006309.004
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense96.004105.009
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense29.75331.338
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense225.009362.008
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense130.00120.001

Head To Head Summary

British Columbia5-53-76-427.80112.905.2032.4069.14285.50405.502.40

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Nov 13, 2016WINBC31-326939045901933125222
Oct 14, 2016WINBC35-328928539021033274306
Oct 8, 2016BCWIN35-379141251321082373450
Oct 10, 2015WINBC29-26921632710563284284
Jul 30, 2015BCWIN13-2314125539631312584060
Oct 25, 2014BCWIN28-239524834311412213623
Sep 13, 2014WINBC9-265712117811632614240
Jul 25, 2014WINBC23-65025030011002423423
Sep 27, 2013BCWIN53-171182023201322282606
Aug 5, 2013WINBC20-271151122272692683372

CFL Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Jul 13, 2017TOR33-25W-3/54.5W/O9124533630324360-2H
Jul 7, 2017CAL10-29L3.5/58.5L/U48254315753254071H
Jul 1, 2017SAS43-40W1.5/50.5W/O9629943020362397-2A
Nov 13, 2016BC31-32L5/55.5W/O69390459193312522-2A
Nov 4, 2016OTT33-20W-4/49.5W/O1363024511121552840A

British Columbia Lions

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Jul 15, 2017HAM41-26W-3.5/51.5W/O81426517813434422A
Jul 6, 2017MON23-16W-3/50W/U5928334789245334-1A
Jun 30, 2017TOR28-15W1.5/54.5W/U9727739822302349-1A
Jun 24, 2017EDM27-30L-4/60.5L/U1302253941053094200H
Nov 20, 2016CAL15-42L7.5/54L/O812783731663655310A

Weather in
Vancouver - Canada

Weather is Cloudy  67°F

Humidity is 66%
Wind is East-southeast 4 mph
Visibility is 10.004077 mi
Pressure is N/A inHg

Forecast for Vancouver

Next up:
Winnipeg home to Montreal Thursday, July 27
British Columbia at Edmonton Friday, July 28

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Nats Travel to Arizona to Play Diamondbacks

Diamondbacks Baseball

Diamondbacks Add OF Bat to Lineup

The Washington Nationals are back in Phoenix this weekend to take on the Diamondbacks. Both teams have been busy having great seasons, but have lately added key components via trades. This weekends series' will let the teams see where they stack up with each other.

Oddsmakers have the Nationals as a -160-moneline favorite. Max Scherzer of the Nationals will face off against Zack Godley of the DBacks. The total is set at 8.5.

Arizona traded for Detroit corner outfielder J.D. Martinez on Tuesday. This move will add a right-handed power bat to their lineup. Even with All-Star Paul Goldschmidt, the Dbacks have had trouble against left-handed starters. The Diamondbacks are only 10-12 against lefties this season.

The D-backs had lost eight of nine games before winning two out of three at Cincinnati this week. Arizona is 5 1/2 games ahead of the Chicago Cubs in the  NL wild-card race, and tied with Colorado for the other spot. The D-backs have lost eight games in the NL West standings to the Dodgers since July 1.

Nationals Added to Bullpen

Washington acquired relievers Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson from the Oakland A's on Sunday. It was an attempt to strengthen a bullpen that has been the worst in the majors most of the year. Nationals relievers have 14 blown saves so far. They also have a major-league-worst 5.32 ERA. Doolittle converted his first save opportunity in a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday.

Washington has a comfortable 11-game lead over the Atlanta Braves in the National League East. The Nationals will start ace Max Scherzer in the first game this weekend series at Chase Field.

The Nationals have won six of seven. Their six-game winning streak ended when they got only one hit against the Angels on Wednesday. Alex Meyer and two relievers handed the Nationals a 7-0 loss.

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Recent Form

Teamrecordmoneyvs LHPvs RHPFaveDogO/UDiff

Pitchers Last 3 Starts

M Scherzer (11-5) ERA: 2.01

event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Jul 15, 2017CINW10-7O6$69.00
Jul 7, 2017ATLW5-4O7.2$38.00
Jul 2, 2017STLW7-2O7$62.00

Zack Godley (3-4) ERA: 3.09

event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Jul 16, 2017ATLL1-7U6-$100.00
Jul 5, 2017LAL0-1U5.2-$100.00
Jun 28, 2017STLL3-4U7-$100.00


Washington's relievers have pitched 6.1 innings in the last 3 games.
Arizona's relievers have pitched 10 innings in the last 3 games.

Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent

Washington Nationals - M Scherzer

DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
May 4, 20174-2WSH7211211Win
Sep 27, 20164-2WSH6622210Win
Aug 3, 20168-3WSH8433111Win
Aug 4, 20155-4WSH643339No Decision
May 11, 201511-1WSH751116Win

Arizona Diamondbacks - Zack Godley

DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
Aug 3, 20168-3WSH684417Loss
Aug 3, 20156-4ARI630026Win


Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense5.5923.912
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense5.6123.985
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense5.0664.4512
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense5.7934.4512

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineO/UAway PitcherHome PitcherAway HitsHome HitsAway WalksHome WalksAway StrikeoutsHome Strikeouts
May 4, 2017ARI2WSH4-2868UBraden Shipley (R)Max Scherzer (R)4928146
May 3, 2017ARI1WSH2-1478URobbie Ray (L)Gio Gonzalez (L)56711210
May 2, 2017ARI6WSH3-1438.5OTaijuan Walker (R)Tanner Roark (R)107571011
Sep 29, 2016ARI3WSH5-1297.5ORobbie Ray (L)Joe Ross (R)673496
Sep 28, 2016ARI3WSH0-1608.5UShelby Miller (R)Gio Gonzalez (L)853145
Sep 27, 2016ARI2WSH4-2757.5UMatt Koch (R)Max Scherzer (R)6322116
Sep 26, 2016ARI14WSH4-1758OArchie Bradley (R)Tanner Roark (R)138251211
Aug 3, 2016WSH8ARI31898OMax Scherzer (R)Zack Godley (R)14541812
Aug 2, 2016WSH10ARI41148.5OTanner Roark (R)Robbie Ray (L)151123118
Aug 1, 2016WSH14ARI11858OStephen Strasburg (R)Archie Bradley (R)1955219

MLB Betting Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Washington Nationals

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Last 107-32-25-15-22-15-51-06-3
vs Div26-1712-914-823-144-324-17-24-122-16
vs AL7-84-43-46-51-37-81-26-6
vs NL50-2922-1528-1443-228-740-35-48-442-25

Arizona Diamondbacks

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Last 103-71-22-52-41-34-5-10-23-5
vs Div23-1914-69-1314-79-1221-20-16-1017-9
vs AL9-17-12-06-04-14-5-12-07-1
vs NL46-3926-1420-2530-1817-2038-43-48-1238-27

Team Last 5 Games

Washington Nationals

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Jul 19, 2017LAA0-7L1119G Gonzalez5.2Alex MeyerA
Jul 18, 2017LAA4-3W1299.5E Jackson7J ChavezA
Jul 17, 2017CIN6-1W-1489S Strasburg7S FeldmanA
Jul 16, 2017CIN14-4W10510T Roark6H BaileyA
Jul 15, 2017CIN10-7W-1448.5M Scherzer6Luis CastilloA

Arizona Diamondbacks

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Jul 20, 2017CIN12-2W1249.5P Corbin7.1Luis CastilloA
Jul 19, 2017CIN3-4L-1559.5Z Greinke5Tim AdlemanA
Jul 18, 2017CIN11-2W-1509.5Robbie Ray6Sal RomanoA
Jul 16, 2017ATL1-7L-1049Zack Godley6J GarciaA
Jul 15, 2017ATL5-8L-1329.5P Corbin5M FoltynewiczA

Weather in
Phoenix - United States

Weather is Sunny  101°F

Humidity is 29%
Wind is West 7 mph
Visibility is 10.004077 mi
Pressure is N/A inHg

Forecast for Phoenix


Blue Jays and Indians Look for 2nd Half Push

Cleveland Indians Baseball

Indians Have Lost Six of Seven

Friday night the Toronto Blue Jays open a three-game series against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Both teams are in dissapointing seasons, and tonights starters are a big reason for that classification.

Tonights' two pitchers have struggled a lot in their recent starts. It may be hard to find anyone in MLB struggling more than Estrada and Bauer. Estrada is 4-6 with a 5.33 ERA, and Bauer is 7-8 with a 5.59 ERA.

Estrada's last win came on May 27. In his eight starts since he has gone 2-6 with a 9.50 ERA. Opponents are batting .344 off of him.

Bauer is 0-2 with an 11.13 ERA in his last two tilts. He was hammered in a 7-3 loss at Oakland on Sunday. Bauer matched the shortest outing of his career -- 2/3 inning. Bauer threw 43 pitches. He gave up four runs on three hits and three walks. He was removed after eight batters.

Oddsmakers have Bauer and the Indians listed as -140-moneyline favorites. The total is Holding Steady at 9.5.

West Coast Trip Not Kind to Indians

Cleveland went 1-5 on the trip out west. What has many fans worried is that they played all six-games against last place teams, Oakland and San Francisco. The horrible trip has let the Indians lead in the AL-Central shrink to 1/2-game over the Twins.

The Indians hitting has been spotty and their defense awful. Their vaunted bullpen has struggled as well. Four of their last six losses have been charged to the bullpen. A bounce-back start by Bauer could do a world of good for the Indians tonight.

In his last start against Toronto, on May 8, Bauer was the losing pitcher. He lost 4-2 but Cleveland would love a game that well pitched tonight. Bauer pitched six innings. He gave up four runs on six hits. The hurler had six strikeouts and three walks. In five career appearances against the Blue Jays he is 1-2 with a 6.20 ERA.

Estrada's last start came on Sunday. It was a 6-5 loss to Detroit. Estrada received a no-decision. He threw 94 pitches and made it through just 3 2/3 innings. He gave up four runs on five hits, with five strikeouts and four walks.  Estrada is 0-0 with a 3.75 ERA in two career starts vs. Cleveland.

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Teamrecordmoneyvs LHPvs RHPFaveDogO/UDiff

Pitchers Last 3 Starts

M Estrada (4-6) ERA: 5.33

event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Jul 16, 2017DETL5-6O3.2-$100.00
Jul 5, 2017NYYW7-6O4.2$165.00
Jun 30, 2017BOSL4-7O4.1-$100.00

T Bauer (7-8) ERA: 5.59

event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Jul 16, 2017OAKL3-7O0.2-$100.00
Jul 5, 2017SDL2-6U5-$100.00
Jun 28, 2017TEXW5-3U6.1$75.00


Toronto's relievers have pitched 20.2 innings in the last 3 games.
Cleveland's relievers have pitched 6.2 innings in the last 3 games.

Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent

Toronto Blue Jays - M Estrada

DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
Oct 19, 20163-0CLE653207Loss
Oct 14, 20162-0CLE862216Loss
Jul 2, 20169-6TOR553307No Decision
Sep 1, 20155-3TOR752212No Decision

Cleveland Indians - T Bauer

DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
May 8, 20174-2TOR664436Loss
Oct 17, 20164-2CLE0.200021No Decision
Aug 19, 20163-2CLE8522213No Decision
Sep 2, 20155-1TOR1.165512Loss
May 3, 201510-7CLE4.176631No Decision


Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense4.17254.023
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense4.41183.984
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense4.70144.9319
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense4.84124.7117

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineO/UAway PitcherHome PitcherAway HitsHome HitsAway WalksHome WalksAway StrikeoutsHome Strikeouts
May 10, 2017CLE7TOR81477.5ODanny Salazar (R)Francisco Liriano (L)11113687
May 9, 2017CLE6TOR01588UCarlos Carrasco (R)Mike Bolsinger (R)746087
May 8, 2017CLE2TOR4-1138UTrevor Bauer (R)Marcus Stroman (R)8635510
Oct 19, 2016CLE3TOR0-1658.5URyan Merritt (L)Marco Estrada (R)6600108
Oct 18, 2016CLE1TOR5-1157.5UCorey Kluber (R)Aaron Sanchez (R)292498
Oct 17, 2016CLE4TOR2-1678.5UTrevor Bauer (R)Marcus Stroman (R)774389
Oct 15, 2016TOR1CLE21158.5UJ.A. Happ (L)Josh Tomlin (R)3422136
Oct 14, 2016TOR0CLE2-1387.5UMarco Estrada (R)Corey Kluber (R)7621126
Aug 21, 2016TOR2CLE3-1587.5UMarcus Stroman (R)Corey Kluber (R)79711310
Aug 20, 2016TOR6CLE5-1138.5OAaron Sanchez (R)Josh Tomlin (R)1461199

MLB Betting Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Toronto Blue Jays

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Last 104-61-23-42-22-45-4-11-23-4
vs Div17-278-149-139-159-1219-24-15-1112-16
vs AL37-4419-2018-2423-2615-1836-40-58-1629-28
vs NL7-73-44-36-41-39-4-10-17-6

Cleveland Indians

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Last 104-63-11-54-50-15-4-11-23-4
vs Div23-208-1315-723-201-012-28-311-912-11
vs AL44-3219-1925-1342-293-326-45-515-1429-18
vs NL4-132-52-84-121-18-8-13-41-9

Team Last 5 Games

Toronto Blue Jays

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Jul 20, 2017BOS8-6W10110.5F Liriano1.2Doug FisterA
Jul 19, 2017BOS1-5L1239.5A Sanchez4D PomeranzA
Jul 18, 2017BOS4-5L-13610J Happ5Brian JohnsonA
Jul 17, 2017BOS4-3W-1089M Stroman6.2Eduardo RodriguezA
Jul 16, 2017DET5-6L11010M Estrada3.2A SanchezA

Cleveland Indians

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Jul 19, 2017SF4-5L-2188C Carrasco6M CainA
Jul 18, 2017SF1-2L-1397.5Mike Clevinger6Ty BlachA
Jul 17, 2017SF5-3W-1258.5J Tomlin7.1M MooreA
Jul 16, 2017OAK3-7L-1048.5T Bauer0.2Sean ManaeaA
Jul 15, 2017OAK3-5L-2257.5C Kluber7.1Paul BlackburnA

Weather in
Cleveland - United States

Weather is Partially cloudy  84°F

Partially cloudy
Humidity is 69%
Wind is North 7 mph
Visibility is 10.004077 mi
Pressure is N/A inHg

Forecast for Cleveland


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Free-For-All at 2017 British Open

2017 British Open

Spieth and Fowler Favorites at 2017 British Open

The 2017 Open Championship, also called the 2017 British Open, begins Thursday at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England. This major has produced nine different winners over the past nine years. Odds 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.

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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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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Michael Phelps vs. Great White Shark

Michael Phelps

Shark Huge Fave Over Michael Phelps

This Friday, 23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps will come out of retirement – to race a great white shark. It’s all part of the latest Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. The exact details of Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White (8 PM ET) have yet to be released, but the shark is a –900 favorite at press time, while Phelps is trailing at +500. The Shark opened as a -1200-moneyline favorite with Phelps at +600.

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If this turns out to be a “fair” race with no handicap applied to the shark, then the shark should prevail, fins down. Phelps, arguably the greatest swimmer of all-time, was measured at a peak velocity of six miles per hour back in 2010. A typical great white has a cruising speed of 20-25 mph. However, the shark won’t know it’s in a race. How will it respond to the starting gun?

That might not be an issue. Great white sharks “breathe” through their gills, so they always have to be in motion to get oxygen in their system. Getting the shark to move toward the finish line is another matter. And will this race be live or on tape? We’ll find out what the Discovery Channel programmers have up their sleeve this Friday.

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