Wednesday, May 31, 2017

NBA Finals: Warriors Big Favorites to Beat Cleveland

The NBA Finals

NBA Finals Trilogy Should be a Classic



This is the moment the Golden State Warriors have been waiting for. After blowing that 3-1 lead to the Cleveland Cavaliers in last year’s NBA Finals, the Warriors are back, and they’re better than ever; Golden State has opened as a 7-point home favorite for Thursday’s opener (9 PM ET, ABC), and the Dubs are –240 on the NBA championship futures market.

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Last year’s Warriors may have won 73 games, but they didn’t win the only game that counts: the last one. So they added Kevin Durant in free agency, giving them yet another league MVP to join Stephen Curry in the starting lineup. Durant is +220 and Curry is +230 to be named Finals MVP at the end of this series.

LeBron James is also +220 to win MVP, which would be his fourth award. Even though the Cavs are +200 underdogs to defend their title, James is easily the best player on his team – Kyrie Irving is his closest MVP competition at +1000. James has played at an exceptionally high level in these playoffs, too, putting up 32-8-7 per game while hitting 42.1% of his 3-pointers.

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NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall63-3236-1127-2143-48-421-24-222-24-2111.22106.614.61
Last 109-13-16-06-2-22-24-0-2117.30100.8016.50
vs Div12-88-24-67-12-14-63-6-1108.40106.701.70
vs EAST47-1824-823-1032-29-413-17-219-12-2112.69106.256.44
vs WEST16-1412-34-1111-198-73-12108.03107.400.63





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NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall79-1542-537-1048-42-423-21-325-21-1116.20103.9712.23
Last 1010-04-06-07-31-36-0118.90103.4015.50
vs Div14-28-06-29-75-34-4120.13104.5015.63
vs EAST25-514-111-414-14-28-6-16-8-1115.30102.4012.90
vs WEST54-1028-426-634-28-215-15-219-13116.63104.7011.93





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TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense111.224103.9711
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense109.524102.4910
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed42.481842.6214
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense116.201106.6118
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense118.571108.4218
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed45.74644.8121



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TeamrecordATSO/UAVGAVG ½FG%REB3PTsteals
Cleveland5-55-53-6-1100.1055.3045.4941.60137/3557.10
Golden State5-55-53-6-1106.5050.0043.9742.2084/2588.90



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NBA Finals: Cavaliers, Warriors Kick Off NBA Finals Trilogy

The NBA Finals

Experts Split on NBA Finals Winner



The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors have met in the last two NBA Finals, with both teams winning a title. This season’s version kicks off on Thursday at 9 PM ET in Oakland.

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The Cavaliers are 12-1 in the postseason, with their sole loss coming from the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. LeBron James has averaged 32.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists, while Kyrie Irving has chipped in with 24.5 points and 5.6 assists. The Cavaliers have averaged an incredible 116.8 points per game while shooting 43.5% from the three-point line and 50.7% from the field.

While those numbers are hard to top, the Warriors have been even better. They’re a perfect 12-0 thus far in the playoffs. Steph Curry is averaging 28.6 points, 5.6 assists and 5.5 boards, while Kevin Durant is putting up 25.2 points and 7.8 rebounds for the Warriors. They’re scoring 118.3 points per game and shooting 38.9% from three-point land, and 50.2% from the field.

The two have split their pair of regular season meetings, with the Cavaliers winning 109-108 on Christmas Day, and the Warriors winning 126-91 on January 16. The Warriors come into this series as the –240 favorites.

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NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall63-3236-1127-2143-48-421-24-222-24-2111.22106.614.61
Last 109-13-16-06-2-22-24-0-2117.30100.8016.50
vs Div12-88-24-67-12-14-63-6-1108.40106.701.70
vs EAST47-1824-823-1032-29-413-17-219-12-2112.69106.256.44
vs WEST16-1412-34-1111-198-73-12108.03107.400.63





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NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall79-1542-537-1048-42-423-21-325-21-1116.20103.9712.23
Last 1010-04-06-07-31-36-0118.90103.4015.50
vs Div14-28-06-29-75-34-4120.13104.5015.63
vs EAST25-514-111-414-14-28-6-16-8-1115.30102.4012.90
vs WEST54-1028-426-634-28-215-15-219-13116.63104.7011.93





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TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense111.224103.9711
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense109.524102.4910
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed42.481842.6214
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense116.201106.6118
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense118.571108.4218
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed45.74644.8121



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TeamrecordATSO/UAVGAVG ½FG%REB3PTsteals
Cleveland5-55-53-6-1100.1055.3045.4941.60137/3557.10
Golden State5-55-53-6-1106.5050.0043.9742.2084/2588.90



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Friday, May 26, 2017

Mets Look to Get on Track in Pittsburgh

Mets Baseball

deGrom Faces Improving Pirates Offense



The Pirates' offense looks to keep improving in the opener of a three-game series on Friday at PNC Park. Pittsburgh has a tough one in New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom.

The Pirates are 13th in the National League with a .233 batting average. A below-average offense has hindered Pittsburgh all season. That may be changing as Pittsburgh, who is averaging 4.23 runs a game, broke out with 12-5 and 9-4 wins over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday and Thursday.

Oddsmakers have the -150-moneyline favorite. The total is sitting at 8.

The offensive surge was driven by a couple of factors.They started hitting the long ball again. They hit six creatures in the 4-game series in Atlanta. They also got players back from injury. Adam Frazier and David Freese both came off the disabled list on May 12. They wer both recovering from hamstring strains. Frazier is hitting .442 with 10 RBIs in the leadoff spot since his return. They will get Gregory Polanco back tonight against the Bucs as well.

Mets Hurler, deGrom, is 3-1 with a 3.56 ERA. The fireballer is averaging 12.29 strikeouts per nine innings. That is the best mark in the NL and the third best in baseball. Through four starts in May, he is averaging eight strikeouts. He has three wins and two no-decisions in his last five starts.

Pirates Offense Puts the Ball in Play



The Pirates have been fanned only 19 percent of the time this year. That is third-lowest in the majors. DeGrom has made four career starts against the Pirates. He is 0-2 with a 2.49 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 25 1/3 innings.

Chad Kuhl will start for the Pirates. He is 1-4, 5.85 ERA. The sinker specialist is coming off his best outing of the season. He allowed one hit in five innings against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Kuhl has never faced the Mets.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Stanley Cup Finals: Nashville’s Historic Playoff Run Continues

Stanley Cup Finals Predators

Stanley Cup Finals Find Unlikely Predators



The Stanley Cup Finals were the award after the Predators sealed the Anaheim Ducks’ fate on Monday night with a 6-3 victory. The Nashville Predators made team history by qualifying for the franchise’s first Stanley Cup Final. The best-of-seven series will begin May 29, with the Predators facing either Ottawa or Pittsburgh. The recipe for success in the playoffs has been two-fold for the Predators. The team has shown a balanced offensive attack and all-world goaltending. The Predators have seven players on their roster with double-digit points. This leads all NHL clubs. Their top line of Ryan Johansen, Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson has been an offensive powerhouse. The duo has 38 points collectively. The teams top four defensemen have contributed an astounding 39 points as a group.

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To understand the other half of Nashville’s success one has to look no further than their goaltender. Pekka Rinne leads all playoff goaltenders in goals against average with a 1.70.  His save percentage is .941.  The Fin has massed 12 wins , and is tied for the lead with two shutouts. There is no question that Rinne has been the league’s most valuable player thus far in the 2016-17 playoffs. If he continues that pace, fans can expect not only a Stanley Cup, but also a Conn Smythe Trophy to be paraded down the streets of Nashville.

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Donald Trump POTUS Chances Take a Tumble

Donald Trump POTUS Odds

Can Donald Trump Keep Defying Odds?



Things have taken a turn for the worse in the Donald Trump administration. A series of stunning events and revelations has the Main Stream Media in a clamor. The reporting has put a major dent in the odds of Trump’s chances of completing an entire term. At press time Trump was priced at –160 to leave office before his four years are up. It could even happen in 2017 (+150). This should easily drag out into 2018 (+250) and beyond.

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The past two weeks have been incredibly bad for Trump, but the biggest issue on his table is the naming of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election – and any possible cover-up by the Trump team. This has drawn comparisons to the Watergate scandal that forced Richard Nixon to retire in 1974 before he could be impeached.

Aside from the Russians, there’s one key difference: The Republicans control both the House of Representatives and the Senate as well as the White House. But that could change after the 2018 mid-term elections. The Democrats will have to overcome gerrymandering and voter suppression efforts to win, but if they do, impeachment proceedings are almost certain if Trump is still in office by then.
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Rangers-Red Sox at Fenway Park on Thursday

Red Sox Baseball

Red Sox in Need of Winning Streak



The Boston Red Sox had designs on winning another World Series this year. They’re still among the top contenders at +800 on the MLB futures market, but the Red Sox have started off slowly at 24-21, shedding 3.32 betting units in the process. They’ll host the Texas Rangers (24-23, -1.80 units) this week for a three-game set at Fenway Park, with Thursday’s finale beginning at 7:10 PM ET on NESN and the MLB Network.

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The Rangers (+2500 to win the World Series) didn’t have a good start to the 2017 campaign, either, but they’ve taken advantage of a soft schedule to win 11 of their last 12 games. Texas swept both the Oakland Athletics and the Philadelphia Phillies, and took three of four from the San Diego Padres; all those opponents are below .500. Boston has had the more difficult schedule so far this season. The Red Sox dropped three of four in Oakland before coming home to face the Rangers.

Drew Pomeranz (4.33 FIP) is scheduled to start for Boston against right-hander Nick Martinez (5.22 FIP). The Red Sox are 4-4 behind the left-handed Pomeranz for a loss of 1.11 units. Texas is 3-3 and +0.45 units with Martinez on the mound.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

WNBA Preview: New York Liberty Visit the Phoenix Mercury

Phoenix Mercury Basketball

Taurasi Out for Mercury



The New York Liberty and the Phoenix Mercury will battle on Tuesday at Talking Stick Resort Arena. This early season WNBA tilt could be a preview of the WNBA finals. Both teams will be shorthanded tonight.

The Phoenix Mercury will be without guard Diana Taurasi. Taurasi is suspended for one game for a flagrant foul-2 during Friday's win at San Antonio. She used her forearm to hit Stars forward Dearica Hamby in the back of the head during the second quarter. Officials originally assessed a technical foul. The play was then upgraded to the more serious T2 violation, which calls for a suspension without pay.

New York is also down a key player for the rest of the season. The Liberty lost starting guard Brittany Boyd to a torn Achilles' tendon on Thursday night in a loss to Minnesota. Bria Hartley is expected to step into the starting lineup.

Oddsmakers have the Liberty as a 1.5-point favorites now.  The total is at 149.

Matchups will be the Key Tonight



Phoenix won its last outing, a 78-72 result against the San Antonio Stars on May 19. The Mercury failed to cover in that game as a -10-point favorite. The 150 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Mercury could decide to start the game with two point guards. Leilani Mitchell, who is averaging 11-points a game off the bench, could join Danielle Robinson.

The marquee matchup will be in the post with New York's Tina Charles battling Phoenix's Brittney Griner. Griner has posted consecutive double-doubles. The 6-foot-9 Griner is second in the league in scoring at 23.3 points per game and has made 20 of 27 shots in the past two games. Griner is going to have be a bigger part of the offense this season. Phoenix replaced everybody but her and Taurasi from last season's roster.

New York was a 90-71 loser at home against the Minnesota Lynx. They failed to cover the +5-point spread as underdogs. The combined score (161) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Charles led the WNBA in scoring and rebounding last season. She battled illness last week. She is averaging only 9.0 points and 7.0 rebounds through two games.

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Warriors Win the West; NBA Finals Next

Betting on the NBA Finals

Warriors Wait for NBA Finals Foe



The Golden State Warriors are one step closer to reclaiming their NBA championship. The Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs 129-115 Monday night. They cashed in as 12-point road favorites. They swept San Antonio out of the Western Conference Finals. Golden State came into the 2016-17 season as –250 favorites to win the West.

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Their chances against the Spurs weren’t looking too good early on – San Antonio was up big in Game 1 when Kawhi Leonard sprained his ankle. Without their best player, and with Tony Parker already out for the year, the Spurs just couldn’t compete with Golden State. Losing David Lee to a partially torn patella in Game 3 made matters even worse.

The Warriors will have until June 1 to rest for the NBA Finals. That should give ample time for Zaza Pachulia to recover from the right heel contusion he suffered in Game 2 against San Antonio. In his absence, Patrick McCaw started at centre for the Dubs Monday night, after JaVale McGee drew the assignment in Game 3. Andre Iguodala played 22 minutes off the bench despite a sore left knee; Kevon Looney (hip) is the only longer-term injury concern for Golden State going forward.
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NBA Eastern Conference Finals Free Pick- Boston at Cleveland Game 4

2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals

Cavs Let Celtics Back in Series in Game 3



The best-of-seven Eastern Conference Finals returns to action this Tuesday night with Game 4 between the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers. BetAnySports opened Cleveland as a heavy 15-point home favorite with the total set at 216 points. The line has moved to the Cavs -15.5 and the total has risen to 217.5 this afternoon. Game time from Quicken Loans Arena is set for 8:30 p.m. (ET) and the game will be available on TNT.

Boston proved it can beat the Cavaliers without its top scorer Isaiah Thomas with a thrilling 111-108 victory in Game 3 as a heavy 16-point underdog on the road. This followed a pair of lopsided losses at home in the first two games of this series both straight-up and against the spread by a combined 57 points. The total went OVER BetAnySports’ closing 214-point line in Sunday’s must win and it has gone OVER in seven of the Celtics’ last 10 playoff games.

With Thomas done for the season with an injured hip, both Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley stepped up their games on Sunday to help fill the void. Smart scored a team-high 27 points and he connected on eight of his 14 shots from three-point range. Bradley added 20 points including a last-second three-pointer that sealed the win. Boston is averaging 105.8 points per game in the postseason and this was just the second time in its last five games that it was able to eclipse this number.

Cavs Playoff Win Streak Came to End



Sunday’s loss snapped Cleveland’s SU 10-game winning streak this postseason following four-game sweeps of both Indiana and Toronto in the first two rounds. The Cavaliers have gone 6-3-2 ATS on BetAnySports’ closing betting lines in these playoffs and the total has gone OVER in eight of the 11 games.

Give credit to Boston for Sunday’s stunning victory as a heavy road underdog, but the fact that LeBron James basically took the night off with just 11 points was a huge factor in the outcome of this game. He has averaged 32.2 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.0 assists in these playoffs to put his team in excellent position to make its third-straight trip to the NBA Finals. Kyrie Irving led all scorers in Game 3 with 29 points and he is averaging 23 PPG in the postseason. Kevin Love rounds out this trio with an average of 17.4 points and 9.7 rebounds a game.

It is one thing to lose a game at home in the playoffs that everyone thought you would win and it is a whole other ball game to do twice in a row. I am banking on Cleveland to bounce back in a big way by covering BetAnySports’ inflated 15.5-point spread on Tuesday night.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Slumping Yankees Face the Royals in Bronx

New York Yankees baseball

Yankees Lost 7 of Last 11



The Kansas City Royals and the New York Yankees meet on Monday at Yankee Stadium. The teams have been moving in different trajectories lately. The Yankees have lost 7 of their last 11 games. The Royals were 10 games under .500 a couple of weeks ago. They climbed to 5 games under, but lost two of three to Minnesota over the weekend.

The Royals will pin their hopes on the pitching of left hander Jason Vargas in this game. Vargas has a 5-2 record and a 2.03 ERA this season. He has a chance to reclaim the lead in the ERA race Monday night. Vargas saw his ERA rise to from 1.01 to 2.03 when he allowed six runs and seven hits in four innings on Wednesday.

Starting this game for the Yankees will be Michael Pineda. The right hander has a 3.42 ERA to go along with a 4-2 record this season. In an 11-7 New York win on Wednesday, Pineda allowed four runs (three earned) and six hits in six innings. He is 4-1 with a 2.89 ERA in his past seven starts.

Oddsmakers opened the Yankees as -173-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game's total opened at 8.5.

Both Offenses are Humming



In their last action, New York was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Rays. Bettors on New York at 126 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge helped the Yankees keep their longest losing streak of the season at three games when they contributed to a 3-2 win at Tampa Bay on Sunday. Gardner hit a two-run home run in the second inning off Chris Archer, and Aaron Judge compensated for a rare 0-for-4 (four strikeouts) with a memorable catch in right field.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 8-4 loser as they battled the Twins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at -106 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Salvador Perez hit three homers in the Sunday doubleheader and drove in five runs. His next home run as a catcher will be No. 95. It will give him the franchise mark set by Mike Macfarlane. Eric Hosmer also homered in the second game and had multi-hit games in both ends of the doubleheader. In his past 11 road games, Hosmer is batting .408 (18-for-49).

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Predators One Win Over Ducks Away From NHL Finals

2017 Nashville Predators

Predators Surprise Run Extended



The Anaheim Ducks and the Nashville Predators battle in Game Six of the Western Conference Finals on Monday Night. The Predators are up 3-games to 2 in the best of seven series.  Saturday night's 3-1 defeat to the equally shorthanded Nashville Predators put Anaheim in a 3-2 hole. The Ducks now have to win Game 6 Monday night in the cauldron of noise known as Bridgestone Arena.

In their second elimination game of the postseason, the Ducks edged Edmonton 2-1 in Game 7 of the conference semifinals. The Ducks will have to go without 30-goal scorers Rickard Rakell and Patrick Eaves. Both stayed back in California with lower-body injuries. Goalie John Gibson also has a lower-body injury. It knocked him out of the last two periods of Game 5. Gibson said after the game he would play in Game 6, but coach Randy Carlyle was not as convinced saying Gibson would be reevaluated in the morning.

Oddsmakers opened the Predators as -140-moneyline favorites versus the Ducks, while the game's total opened at 5.5. The Preds are now up to -145-moneyline favorites. The total has also dropped to 5.

Anaheim played its best game of the series in Game 4. The match at Bridgestone Arena had the Ducks outshoot Nashville 14-2 in the first period and 36-33 for the game. But that was with a healthy Rakell, whose blistering slapper initiated scoring that night.

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Anaheim home to Nashville Wednesday, May 24 (If Necessary)

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Golden State Looks for Knockout Blow Against Spurs

Golden State Warriors

Golden State One Final Punch Away From Finals



The Golden State Warriors will be looking for the final knockout blow to the injury riddled San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center. With Tony Parker and Kawhi Leanord out for the Western Conference finals the Spurs have been giving a valiant effort, but don't have the overall talent to keep pace with the Warriors. You can add David Lee to the list of injured Spurs as well. He is having left knee issues.

No team in NBA playoff history has come back to win a series after losing the first three games. The chances that the Spurs, with or without injured Kawhi Leonard, are marginal at best. I guess you could say that the chances are slim and none and slim is saddling up the horse to leave town.

Oddsmakers opened the Warriors as -10-point favorites versus the Spurs, while the game's total opened at 216.5. The line has held steady, but the total is now at 218.

San Antonio was a 120-108 loser in its last match at home against the Warriors. They failed to cover the +9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 228 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Golden State got 33 points from Kevin Durant, in the route of the Spurs. 17 of which came consecutively during the third quarter after the Spurs closed within 69-65. Golden State's waves of talented players came alive when the Warriors needed them. Golden State has now won all 11 games in this postseason. They swept the Portland Trail Blazers and the Utah Jazz before taking the first three games in the conference finals. The Warriors have victories in 26 of its past 27 overall contests.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Cavs Look for 2-0 Lead on Celtics

Cavs Playoff Basketball

Cavs Have Momentum



The Cleveland Cavaliers will be trying go up 2-0 in the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday when they take on the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. The Celtics, who lost the first two games of their first-round series with the Chicago Bulls at home, had won five straight at home since then before losing the opener of this series.

Oddsmakers opened the Cavaliers as -5-point favorites versus the Celtics, while the game's total opened at 220. The Cavs are not 6-point favorites and the total is now 219.

Cleveland was a 117-104 winner in its last match on the road against the Celtics. They covered the -4-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 221 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The win was the Cavs' 12th straight in the playoffs. This goes back to the last three games of the finals last year. James has scored 30 points in seven straight games as he looks to visit the finals for the seventh straight season.

One thing the Celtics would love to bring to the table is more offense from Isaiah Thomas. Boston's little big man, who named All-NBA second team Thursday. Thomas was hounded by the Cavs in the opening game, scoring just 17 points. He did have 10 assists and became the first Celtic since Rajon Rondo in 2012 with back-to-back playoff double-doubles.

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Cleveland home to Boston Sunday, May 21

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Online Racebook Tips on Doubling Profits During the Triple Crown

Online Racebook

Online Racebook has Great Preakness Odds



The 2017 Triple Crown of Horse Racing continues this Saturday, March 20. Always Dreaming will try to add the second jewel to his headgear by winning the Preakness Stakes. For online bookies, the Triple Crown is the busiest time of the year in the online racebook. Keep reading to find out how bookmakers can double profits during the Triple Crown.

Triple Crown Race Days



Horseplayers love Triple Crown Race Days. Pools are larger. Many non-horseplayers get in on the action. Great races abound from every track in the United States.

Bottom line? For horseplayers, there’s more money to be won. On Saturday, May 20, an agent’s racebook players are going to bet on the Preakness Stakes. That’s a given. But, those same players are also going to wager on all the other stakes action.

That’s not the only good news. On Triple Crown Race Days, non-horseplayers get in on the action. What it means is that online racebook agents get action from basketball, and baseball bettors.

Educate Players About the Triple Crown



The best way to ensure doubling profits during the Triple Crown is through education. Many sports bettors do not understand horse racing betting. This lack of knowledge can be an advantage to bookmakers.

The difference between sports betting and horse racing are the odds. Horseplayers won’t wager on a horse to win a race unless they see value. Value is more than even money. In horse racing, the vig is taken care of by the odds.

3 to 1 on a $2 bet leads to a $7-dollar payout. $7 subtract $2 equals $5 profit. There is no other sport in the world that pays out the way that horse racing does. Agents must alert their players to this fact.

Promote Triple Crown Race Days



Promotion doesn’t come after education. They go hand in hand. NBC has promoted the Preakness Stakes non-stop since the Kentucky Derby. NBC is going to promote the Belmont Stakes non-stop after the Preakness Stakes.

More than likely, an agent’s players will know about the big Triple Crown race that Saturday. But, to get the most action, online racebook agents must promote to their players. What’s the best way to do this? Alerting players about the Kentucky Derby payouts is a great way to promote the Preakness and the Belmont.

Check out the 2017 Kentucky Derby chart created by Equibase. The payouts are staggering. They should encourage action on the Preakness from any player, sports or horses.

How to Double Profits on Triple Crown



Online bookies should do the following:

  1. Educate sports bettors about horse racing betting

  2. Pull out specific payouts from the 2017 Kentucky Derby chart

  3. Create promotional materials for sports bettors about how much they can win on a Triple Crown Race Day

  4. Promote other stakes races on Triple Crown Race Day



If agents follow the above steps, they won’t just double profits during the Triple Crown. There’s a good chance they will double profits on Preakness Stakes Day and Belmont Stakes Day.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Americas Cardroom



Americas Cardroom is Top US Facing Poker Site





  • Americas Cardroom -- Americas Cardroom is one of the world’s most trusted names in online poker. Americas Cardroom is pleased to accept online poker players from around the world. Including poker players from the United States. We feature the most generous loyalty program in the online poker industry. ACR also has a 100% guaranteed first-deposit bonus up to $1,000. Americas Cardroom has an array of real and play-money online poker games. The games include Texas Hold ‘em, Omaha, 7 Card Stud and 32 Card Draw. We have a huge number of tournament options, including multi-table tournaments, sit and goes, re-buy tournaments, and bounty tournaments. Americas Cardroom is part of the Winning Network, which features the most user-friendly software in the online poker industry.

  • Security -- At Americas Cardroom, we go to the greatest lengths possible to ensure that our players are provided with a safe and secure online poker environment. We consider maintaining the integrity of our games to be our biggest priority. All of our players’information is protected by sophisticated encryption technology. We also have rigorous systems in place to protect game play so as to make sure that all players conduct themselves in a fashion that adheres to online poker’s highest standards.

  • First Deposit Bonus -- One of the best reasons to play at Americas Cardroom is that you can double your money the day you open your real-money online poker account.
    America’s Cardroom provides a 100% bonus on your first deposit, up to $1,000. The more you deposit, the more free cash you get.
    There’s no better time than today to make your initial Americas Cardroom deposit!

  • Live poker Events -- Americas Cardroom is proud to sponsor the Latin Poker Series, featuring live poker tournaments in Chile and Peru, and the Punta Cana Poker Classic, a live poker tournament held each November at the spectacular Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Players can buy in or win a full poker package through a series of low-entry satellite tournaments.





US poker sites, the good, the bad, and the ugly!



Some US poker sites are enjoying something of a renaissance and one in particular which is generating a huge amount of interest for all of the right reasons is americascardroom.eu.

As an industry, few people would argue that online poker has been put through the ringer over the past few years and out of the many US poker sites that were around before the legislation issues came to the fore, not many of them are still around and doing business to the same kind of level that they were previously.

One that is though is the highly regarded americascardroom.eu which is referred to by so many as the number one choice when it comes to poker sites in the USA. This poker site which was established way back in 2001 always seems to generate excellent reviews from online poker players and to be perfectly honest, it is not difficult to understand why!
They accept poker players from around the world and that include the USA (apart from Residents of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, State of Maryland, or Washington State and of course any user located within any jurisdiction where such offer of a license by Americas Cardroom or use by such person thereof shall violate any applicable laws)

Get a Great Signup Bonus as Well



They have a brilliant sign up bonus for all new players which consists of a 100% bonus up to $1000 and you have a very lenient 60 days from the date of signing up in which to claim the bonus. If you get the chance take a look at the kind of bonuses that some of the other US poker sites offer and you will agree that this offer from americascardroom.eu is one that is very special indeed.

It should also be noted that the minimum deposit is only $50 so as you can see, the investment required in order to get up and running with this fabulous site is minimal and we have all read the stories about how astute online poker players have been able to start off with a very small deposit and turn it into an amount which is very big indeed
If poker tournaments are your thing you will be delighted to know that americascardroom.eu offers thousands of dollars in prizes each and every week with a huge number of poker tournament options, including multi-table tourneys, sit & goes, re-buy tournaments, and Knock Out tournaments.

Compare what is going on here with the competition and tournament play with the other online poker rooms and you will see how good this particular site is.

Compare to Other US Facing Sites



Even if you have never played at americascardroom.eu there is a good chance that you will have heard of them due to their extensive positive media coverage and they also sponsor live poker tournaments such as LPS Chile, LPS Peru, LPS Millions and the Punta Cana Poker Classic at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

If you decide to join up with americascardroom.eu you can rest assured that you will be in safe hands and you can concentrate on improving your game of poker as opposed to worrying about how safe the site is that you are playing at.

Dodgers Face Struggling Marlins Thursday Night

Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodgers Begin 10-game Homestand



The Miami Marlins and the Los Angeles Dodgers will meet on Thursday at Dodger Stadium. The Marlins are a team trying to find an identity, while the Dodgers are trying to find some consistency.

Since opening the season with a 10-8 mark, the Marlins have gone 4-17. They endured a 1-7 record during their recent homestand. The Fish dropped two of three to the Houston Astros to cap it. The Marlins were outscored 22-4 in the three games against Houston. They got blanked 3-0 in the series finale on Wednesday.

The Marlins will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Edinson Volquez in this game. Volquez has a 0-5 record and a 4.41 ERA this season. In four of his seven starts Volquez has walked at least four batters. Including eight with nine strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings in a 3-1 setback to the Tampa Bay Rays on May 2. He left that contest with a blister.

The Dodgers will counter with Hyun-Jin Ryu. Left hander Ryu has a 4.99 ERA to go along with a 1-5 record this season. Ryu was hit hard in his last outing. It was on May 11 at Coors Field against the Colorado Rockies. Ryu served up a career-high 10 runs on eight hits in four innings.The Dodgers' lost that game. He struck out four and issued a career-worst six walks on 101 pitches.

Oddsmakers opened the Dodgers as -183-moneyline favorites versus the Marlins, while the game's total opened at 8.

The Dodgers were a 6-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the San Francisco Giants. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -178 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Marlins were a 3-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Houston Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at -150 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

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Gray Faces Red Sox in Oakland Tonight

Athletics and Red Sox

Red Sox Velazquez Makes MLB Debut



The Oakland A's will send vaunted veteran Sonny Gray to the mound tonight to face the Boston Red Sox. The game will have first pitch at 10:05 EST from Oakland Coliseum. The Boston Red Sox counter with Hector Velazquez who will be making his MLB debut. Injuries to David Price and Drew Pomeranz forced the Red Sox into making the move to Velazquez.

The delapidated Coliseum is a pitchers ballpark and should help the rookie in his debut. It also helps that Oakland is one of the worst offensive teams in Major League Baseball. Velazquez was promoted from the team's Triple-A team, Pawtucket. He had a stellar 1.55 ERA this season.

Oddsmakers have the Red Sox as -113 favorites on the moneyline. The total is sitting at 8.

The Red Sox endured a long day Wednesday. They needed 13 innings to earn a 5-4 victory that completed a two-game interleague sweep at St. Louis.

The A's won just once on a six-game trip to Texas and Seattle. The Athletics allowed six runs in four consecutive games. The Mariners then shut them out 4-0 on Wednesday.

Sonny Gray hasn't won a game since last July 26. That was seven starts ago. Gray had his 2016 season interrupted by injuries. The Athletics eventually cut his season short.

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New York at Kansas City Wednesday, May 17

 

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Game Four of NHL Eastern Conference Finals in Ottawa

NHL Eastern Conference Finals

Senators a Surprise in NHL Eastern Conference



Coming into the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs hockey fans expected to see the Pittsburgh Penguins, make a deep run again this spring. What they didn’t expect was that the Pens would be facing an eighth-seeded Ottawa Senators team. Especially in the Eastern Conference Finals. Now Ottawa is the only Canadian team remaining in the playoffs. The Senators have an entire country rooting for them to make their first Cup appearance since 2006-07. They lost to the Anaheim Ducks in five games. The Sens seem to have captured the kind of magic necessary to be successful in the playoffs, having won seven games in overtime through the first three rounds, including two games in double overtime.

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The Penguins have been impressive thus far despite a plethora of injuries to key players. They defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets in five games and beat the league’s top team, the Washington Capitals, in seven games. However, the offensively-gifted Pens have had difficulties scoring against a defensively-minded Ottawa team, managing to post only two goals in the first two games at home. Pittsburgh will need more out of their star-studded lineup on the road if they hope to crack the defensive wall that Ottawa has created around goaltender Craig Anderson. Game time is 8 PM ET.

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NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Will Cavaliers Be Rusty in Game 1?

Eastern Conference Finals

Cavs Been Off for 10 Days



The Cleveland Cavaliers haven’t played since eliminating the Toronto Raptors on May 7. They’ll get their first taste of action in 10 days when they visit the Boston Celtics. Tonight's game will be tipping off at 8:30 PM ET on TNT. Will the Cavaliers be too rusty to compete at a high level? Or will this extended vacation help them?

Oddsmakers have the Cavaliers as 4-point favorites and the total is at 220.

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It didn’t seem to bother them in the first round. The Cavaliers had a full week off after sweeping the Indiana Pacers, and they played even better against the Raptors, taking that series 4-0 SU and 3-0-1 ATS. The time off is incredibly valuable for James. He’s been to the NBA Finals in each of the past six seasons, and his Cavaliers are widely expected to make it seven in a row.

Boston might have betting value here despite going the full seven games against the Washington Wizards. That series wrapped up Monday night at the Garden with the Celtics winning 115-105 as 5.5-point favourites. It was the C’s who finished first in the Eastern Conference this year, although the Cavs had the better point differential at plus-3.2, a half-point better than Boston.

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