World Cup final offers huge odds on high scoring Argentina vs Germany match

If you think Germany can repeat its seven-goal outburst in the World Cup Final, there is a huge payout for believers in a rout against Argentina. At one online sportsbook, it’s a +3400 wager and even if they win by just four goals, that is a +1800 payout. Of course, the semifinal blowout of Brazil (7-1) was a historic rout that may never be seen again. But unlike that game, where...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

World Cup Betting Preview: Netherlands vs. Spain odds

Thursday's World Cup opener between Brazil and Croatia had a little bit of everything; some great goals, some controversial calls and even an own goal. Brazil came away with a 3-1 victory in the end, and the 2014 World Cup is officially underway. Friday's card features two more late games after controversy swirled earlier today in Mexico’s victory over Cameroon. Will the...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurs victory in seven games top betting choice in NBA Finals odds

The NBA Finals presents the same scenario as in 2013, when the San Antonio Spurs opened the series as slight favorites. But seven games later, the Miami Heat held the NBA championship trophy, upset winners in 2013. This year, the Spurs are favored again, both in the series and in Game 1 which creates some interesting angles and considerations for fans with bets on the NBA Finals...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Belmont Stakes Betting Preview: California Chrome Odds On Favorite to Claim Triple Crown

American horse racing hasn't seen a Triple Crown champion in 35 years, but for the 13th time since then a horse – this one a Cinderella story from California Chrome – heads into the last of the Crown races, the Belmont Stakes, with a chance to add its name to the record books.  This year's Belmont Stakes betting party involves three tiers of betting; a big favorite,...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Preakness Stakes Betting: Looking for a Longshot

California Chrome continues to be bet heavily in advanced wagering for the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes on Saturday. The Kentucky Derby winner is likely to end up at 3-5 or possibly less by the time the gate opens at Pimlico. Favorites have fared well in the second jewel of the Triple Crown, but betting chalk is not for everyone. Horses exiting the Derby have  historically had...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

World Series of Poker betting begins before table action starts

It’s less than three weeks until the cards will be in the air at the Rio in Las Vegas for the start of the 2014 World Series of Poker. As usual, the WSOP gets underway with the local dealers' No Limit Hold’em tournament on May 27. After one of the dealers claps a WSOP bracelet around their wrist events will continue for nearly two months. There are 65 events on the WSOP schedule...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

World Cup 2014 Props: Germany best Europe odds, Mexico tops in North America

As host nation of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, it is no surprise that Brazil sits atop the list of favorites, sporting odds of 3-1 in futures wagering to win their sixth World Cup title. Argentina (9-2), Germany (11-2) and defending champion Spain (13-2) round out the top of the World Cup betting class. However, wagering opportunities still exist for soccer fans from every part of the...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Championship betting odds move in Miami Heat direction as Pacers, Spurs struggle

Coming into the postseason, the Miami Heat were 2/1 favorites to win the NBA championship with Indiana and San Antonio considered to be two of their biggest threats. With those two teams struggling with their first-round matchups, Miami looks like an even stronger favorite at 7/4 to win it all on the latest NBA future odds lists at San Antonio trailed by 10 in the...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

World Cup Betting: Italy Odds Rest on Juventus Veterans in Brazil 2014

Entering the final month of the season, Juventus look poised to claim their third straight Serie A championship. With many key Juventus members also on the Azzuri at World Cup 2014 in Brazil, Italians are hoping Juventus success breeds World Cup success. Dominant in league play, 16-3-1 SU in their last 20 games, Juventus have fallen short in international competitions; finishing...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

California Chrome odds surge in Kentucky Derby betting futures

He breezed through the Santa Anita Derby and breezed to the top of Kentucky Derby future odds list. Now California Chrome appears set to go off as the prohibitive morning line favorite when the 2014 edition of the Run For the Roses goes May 3. He was 7/4 this week, down from 3/1 just a week ago. Danza and Wicked Strong are the next two betting choices and they offer horse betting...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Odds to win MLB MVP: 2014 Baseball Futures Favor Trout, McCutcheon

Miguel Cabrera is the defending American League MVP, but he isn't the first choice among books and bettors to win this year's race. That distinction goes to the kid who has finished second in the voting to Miggy in each of the last two seasons. Mike Trout of the Angels tops the betting to win this year's American League MVP award at odds of 11-4. In just two-plus seasons...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Pennant Odds: Tigers Lead American League, Dodgers in National League betting

Most of the usual suspects top the odds when it comes to MLB futures action, but where might the value lie on the updated pennant betting boards? The Detroit Tigers top the betting in the American League at odds of 9/2. Detroit has made the playoffs the last three seasons, and won the pennant two years ago. As well, the Tigers still own one of the best starting rotations in baseball...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Paris Saint Germain vs. Chelsea betting odds, Champions League betting match Preview

Chelsea is coming off a surprising loss in their last Premier League match, which really hurt their title chances, and they are the Champions League betting underdog on the road facing Paris Saint Germain.  PSG is in form and they have the France Ligue 1, pretty much, in the bag, but can they beat the English giant in the first leg of this Champions League quarterfinal tie? PSG...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

March Madness trends extend to Sweet 16 betting and Elite Eight odds

Cinderella lives to dance in the Elite Eight while three top seeds look to advance as well as March Madness betting hits a critical stage. No. 11 Dayton pulled another upset and now faces top overall seed Florida on Saturda. Whether its odds on the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 matchups this week or NCAA college basketball props on who will score the most points or who will be the Most Outstanding...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky Derby betting favorite Cairo Prince in action in Florida Derby

Kentucky Derby fever is starting to grow and the favorite for the 2014 edition of the race goes this weekend in the Florida Derby. Cairo Prince, a 10-1 shot according to the Kentucky Derby futures at Bovada racebook , will go off as the morning line favorite (currently 9/5). The Florida Derby is one of three Derby points races on Saturday. The $2 million UAE Derby at Meydan Racecourse...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United vs. Olympiakos Betting Match Preview

Things just keep getting worse for Manchester United after the dropped further down the league table with an embarrassing 3-0 loss to Liverpool at Old Trafford in their last match. Now they have to come back from a two-goal deficit against Olympiakos to advance to the quarterfinals of the Champions League. Midweek Man United were big home Champions League betting favorites at -200...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida tops NCAA basketball title odds table

They haven’t lost since Dec. 2 and they are rich in experienced senior players. The Florida Gators, the top overall seed in the 2014 March Madness bracket, were sitting at +400 on the NCAA basketball championship odds list at Monday morning. Just a few hours after Selection Sunday made Florida, Wichita State, Virginia and Arizona as the top seeds in each region and a...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Memphis Tigers betting odds preview, trends

With just two games left in the regular season including their final home game of the year on Thursday, the Cincinnati Bearcats will attempt to get back on track hosting the Memphis Tigers. Cincinnati was a 4-point NBA betting odds favorite at home, according to Bovada. Cincinnati found its stride in the middle of December, putting together a stretch of 15 straight wins that included...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse vs Virginia highlights college basketball betting action

The Syracuse Orange have had four days off to regroup from a rough 2-2 SU and 0-3-1 ATS run over their last four games. Syracuse will need its best effort on Saturday visiting the Virginia Cavaliers, who haven’t lost since January 13. Virginia was a 3.5-point favorite at home on the college basketball betting lines menu at Odds Shark. Syracuse’s 24-0 SU and 15-5 ATS start to...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

March Madness Betting sees Florida move to top of odds to win NCAA Tournament

The Florida Gators' last loss came back on December 2 against the Connecticut Huskies. The Gators followed that loss up with solid wins over Kansas and Memphis that began their current 20-game winning streak. With seniors Casey Prather and Scottie Wilbekin leading a talented young team, Florida looks to have the right combination of experience and talent to make a deep run this...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor vs Texas meet in Big 12 basketball betting rivalry Wednesday

The Texas Longhorns are 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS over their last five home games and 5-1 ATS in their past six games against Big 12 rival Baylor. After losing two straight on the road, Texas will try to get back on track at home Wednesday night hosting the Bears. Texas was a 4-point favorite in Wednesday night's game in early Big 12 basketball betting. From January 11 to February 4...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke Blue Devils vs North Carolina Tar Heels betting odds preview

The Duke vs. UNC rivalry is one of the most famous rivalries in all of sports and Duke has held the upper hand in recent years with a 7-2 SU and 5-4 ATS edge. This game was supposed to be played last Wednesday, but was postponed to Thursday due to snow. Duke enters the game as a slight 1.5-point favorite, according to the NCAA college basketball betting lines. Duke got off on the...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs Oklahoma City Thunder in key NBA betting matchup

In a potential NBA Finals preview, the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat are visiting the Western Conference-leading Oklahoma City Thunder, who have won nine straight at home and come in after a week of rest after winning three straight heading into the All-Star break. Though the Heat are just 6-6 in this series since the Thunder relocated from Seattle, they will always...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

March Madness contest payout $1 billion for perfect bracket

An annual ritual of March Madness is the search for the perfect bracket. Whether it happens around the office water cooler, at the local watering hole, or as part of the growing number of available online contests, each year basketball fans from across America put their money where their mouth is, boldly predicting the winners in each of the tourney’s games. There is an extra incentive...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA All-Star Game Betting: Odds on 3 Point Contest

A collection of the sharpest shooters in the land put their skills on display at the NBA Three-Point Shoot, Saturday night down in New Orleans, part of All-Star weekend's activities. And since it's on TV, ya know, we're thinking about betting on it. Golden State's Stephen Curry is the most renowned long-range bomber in the land at the moment, but the best doesn'...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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