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Italy versus Spain Euro 2012 Soccer Betting Odds Preview

Friday, June 29th, 2012

We have reached the Final of the European Football Championships as Italy and Spain will meet in Kiev Ukraine on Sunday. Spain and Italy will kick off at 2:45PM Eastern Time and ESPN carries the live national television broadcast.

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The current odds at Oddsmaker has Spain favored on the soccer goal line by -1/2 goal at -120 odds with Italy the underdog receiving +1/2 goal with +100 odds return. The goal over under is set at 2 goals with under two favored by -130 odds with the over bringing back +100 odds. Bettors who bet the money line in Euro 2012 final will find Spain the +107 favorite with Italy the underdog at +250 odds. The tie is set at +191 odds and pays out if the game is knotted up after 90 minutes of regulation. Should the game draw then wagers on Italy and Spain to win will be graded as losses. There are plenty of props available for wagering in the Spain versus Italy match including first half odds, total goals scored by either side and individual player props to just name a few.

Spain and Italy were both together in Group C with Spain winning the group with seven points with two wins and a draw and Italy with five points drawing twice and earning a win. The teams began play in Euro 2012 back on June 10th and the game ended in a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes. Italy drew first blood with a goal by Antonio Di Natale in the 61st minute and Cesc Fabregas got the equalizer for the defending World Cup 2010 and Euro 2008 champions just three minutes later in the 64th minute. Fernando Torres had two good scoring chances late in the match and failed to net the game winner. On the stat sheet Spain controlled the ball with a time of possession at 60% to the Italians 40%. The Spanish had nine shots on goal to Italy’s six. Draw bettors take note that both Italy and Spain drew in a 0-0 result in extra time during the European Championships 2008 quarterfinal round. The game went to penalty kicks with Spain winning 4-2 to advance into the semifinals.

Major League Baseball Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Saturday

Friday, June 29th, 2012

The Saturday MLB game of the week over national television will feature six games distributed regionally to satisfy the appetite of betting enthusiasts who partake in watch and wagering activities. The action begins nationally over FOX at 7:15PM Eastern Time and check local listings for the game in your area.

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Televised to most of the nation in prime time baseball on FOX will be the New York Mets at LA Dodgers. Nathan Eovaldi will be on the mound for LA and looking for his first win of the year. The Mets will counter with Johan Santana. A major slide for the LA Dodgers as the club after dropping game one of this series has lost nine of its past ten games and saw the San Francisco Giants take over first place by one game following Thursday night’s game.

It will be an American League west clash as the Oakland Athletics play at Texas. Tom Milone off two great starts is on the hill for Oakland as he opposes Justin Grimm for the Rangers. Milone has allowed one earned run total in his past two starts working a combined 16 innings.

A nice AL matchup will pit the Detroit Tigers playing at the Tampa Bay Rays. Tampa is scheduled to throw Jeremy Hellickson who makes his first start since his stint on the DL. Detroit sends Rick Porcello on the hill on Saturday to face the Rays batters.

The Arizona Diamondbacks continue their series at the Milwaukee Brewers. Michael Fiers starts for the Brewers as he faces a hot Wade Miley for the Diamondbacks. Miley has allowed one earned run in each of his past four starts working seven innings or greater in each game.

San Diego Padres will be looking for some offense as they visit the Colorado Rockies in NL west play. Christian Friedrich starts for Colorado and will face Padres opening day starter Edinson Volquez.

It will be an AL Central contest as the Kansas City Royals head north to face the Minnesota Twins. Scott Diamond pitches for Minnesota and he faces the struggling Jonathan Sanchez for the Royals. Sanchez has a 6.21 ERA for the season.

Major League Baseball Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Friday

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Major League Baseball takes center stage on Friday with two watch and wagering opportunities over regional television for baseball betting enthusiasts. The action begins at 7PM Eastern Time over the MLB Network.

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Most of the nation will get the American League battle between the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees. Scheduled to start for the White Sox will be Jose Quintana and he will likely oppose Adam Warren for the Yankees. Freddy Garcia was announced as the Friday starter on Wednesday afternoon by the Yankee skipper during his press conference as news broke that C.C. Sabathia was headed to the 15 day disabled list with a groin injury. But when Freddy Garcia was used in a relief appearance in Wednesday’s game against the Indians management was then heavily leaning toward the Triple A call up Adam Warren to make the start on Friday. The Yankees starting rotation took another major hit as left hander Andy Pettite was hit with a line drive on Wednesday and suffered a broken ankle that will sideline the veteran hurler for six weeks. Garcia relieved Pettite and thus opening up the opportunity for the minor leaguer to get the start against the White Sox. Quintana has been in very good form as the left hander has allowed just one earned run total over his past three starts working 21 1/3rd innings. In his past eight starts Quintana has given up just six earned runs and carries an ERA this season of 1.25.

Viewers in the Chicago and New York markets will get an AL battle as the Cleveland Indians face the Baltimore Orioles. Veteran Derek Lowe will get the start for the Indians and the Orioles will counter with Jake Arieta. Lowe after a rough outing on the 18th of this month where he allowed the Reds seven earned runs and 11 hits over 5 1/3rd innings gave up three runs in six innings of work against the Houston Astros on Sunday. Jake Arrieta has been roughed up in the 2012 campaign as the right hander carries and ERA of 5.55. He has shown better form lately allowing one earned run in six innings to Washington in his last start and three starts back he gave up one earned run in seven innings to Pittsburgh.

Italy versus Germany Euro 2012 Soccer Betting Odds Preview

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Semifinal number two from Euro 2012 will pit Italy and Germany on Thursday afternoon creating an outstanding watch and wagering opportunity for soccer betting enthusiasts. Germany and Italy will begin at 2:45PM Eastern Time and ESPN has the national television coverage.

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The current goal spread at Oddsmaker have Germany the -1/2 goal favorite at -135 odds with Italy the underdog at +1/2 goal with a take back of +115 odds. The goal over under is set at 2 goals with the over favored by -140 odds and the take back on under two goals the underdog at +110 odds. Money line soccer bettors will find Germany the -145 odds favorite with Italy returning +310 odds as the underdog. The tie is lined at +265 odds and this result on money line betting means bets on Italy or Germany will be graded as losses. Of the four remaining teams left in Euro 2012 Germany is the +150 favorite to win with Italy a +525 odds underdog to win both the semifinal and final.

Germany is a perfect 4-0 in Euro 2012. The team went undefeated in group play allowing no more than one goal to any one opponent. In the quarterfinals it was Germany posting the 4-2 win against Greece to advance to the semifinals. After Greece tied the score at 1-1 in the 55th minute Germany rallied for three straight goals for the easy win. Italy earned one win and two 1-1 draws in group place to qualify as the second place finisher. They met England in the quarterfinals and were 0-0 threw regulation and extra time. Italy won the penalty shootout to face Germany in the semis. Italy and Germany faced off in the 2006 World Cup and it was Italy prevailing 2-0 which earned the Italians a berth into the finals. The game was scoreless for the first 118th minutes of the game before Italy was able to score two late goals for the victory. These two semifinal participants met in an International Friendly back on February 9th of 2011 and the teams drew at 1-1 in a game held in Germany. Miroslav Klose gave the Germans the 1-0 lead early but Italy got the equalizer with a Giuseppe Rossi goal in the 81st minute.

Cleveland Indians at New York Yankees MLB Major League Baseball Betting Preview

Monday, June 25th, 2012

The national televised game on Monday Night Baseball will feature an American League clash as the Cleveland Indians travels to the Big Apple to open up a series against the New York Yankees. The Indians and Yankees will begin Monday Night Baseball at 7PM Eastern Time and ESPN2 carries this game to a national TV audience.

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The current odds available at Oddsmaker have the home club New York Yankees the -177 favorite with the Cleveland Indians the underdog at +157 odds. The run over under is set at 9 ½ runs. Those wagering the Yankees on the run line and laying the -1 ½ runs will get +100 odds return. Bettors who chose to take the +1 ½ runs on the side of the Cleveland Indians will lay -120 odds for their run line wager. First five inning bettors will find the New York Yankees as -175 odds with the Cleveland Indians return at +155 odds. The run over under for the first five innings is currently lined at 5 ½ runs.

Cleveland will send right hander Josh Tomlin to the hill tonight as he faces off with righty Hiroki Kuroda. Tomlin sits with an ERA of 5.12 on the year in 10 starts and owns a high WHIP of 1.41 which is dangerous against the Yankees. WHIP measures base runners per inning so a high WHIP pitcher pitch in jams and tend to give up bigger innings. Tomlin is coming off a nice outing on Tuesday giving up just one earned run to the Cincinnati Reds in 6 2/3rds innings of work. Kuroda is just 6-7 in the 2012 campaign in 14 starts on the year with an ERA of 3.57. After five straight starts allowing two earned runs or less Kuroda last time out on June 19th surrendered four earned runs and six hits over seven innings in a 4-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves. The Yankees have won seven of their past ten games. Cleveland had a recent four game win streak snapped with back to back losses to the Houston Astros on Saturday and Sunday. They scored just four runs total in three games against the Astros in their weekend set.

New York Yankees at New York Mets MLB Major League Baseball Betting Preview

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

The Subway series finale will pit the New York Yankees and New York Mets on ESPN Sunday night baseball. The Yankees and Mets will begin at 8PM Eastern Time from Citi Field with national television coverage provided by ESPN.

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The current odds at Oddsmaker have the road club New York Yankees favored by -127 odds with the take back on the home underdog New York Mets at +117 odds. The run over under is set at 6 ½ runs. Those betting the New York Yankees on the run line and laying the -1 ½ runs will get back +130 odds. Bettors who wish to take the +1 ½ runs with the New York Mets will have to lay -150 odds for their wager on the run line. First five inning wagers will find the New York Yankees favored by -120 odds with the return on the Mets at +100 odds. The run total for the first five inning is set at 3 ½ runs.

This is the rubber game of this three game series as each team has a win thus far. On the hill for the Yankees will be their ace C.C. Sabathia and he faces off with R.A. Dickey from the Mets. Sabathia is 9-3 on the year in 14 starts with an ERA of 3.55 and WHIP of 1.23. He is coming off a nice outing where he allowed the Braves two earned runs and seven hits with 10 strikeouts in a complete game nine innings on Monday. R.A. Dickey is 11-1 in the 2012 year in 14 starts. He sits with an ERA of 2.00 and impressive WHIP of 0.89. Dickey has been superb as the right hander has allowed no earned runs over his past five starts working 41 2/3rds innings of work. He has pitched three complete nine innings games over his past four starts. Dickey had two starts against the Yankees in the 2011 year and won both games. The Mets right hander allowed the Bronx Bombers one earned run in each of the starts working a combined 11 innings.

Spain versus France Euro 2012 Soccer Betting Odds Preview

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

France will be in for a major test as they battle defending World Cup 2010 and European Championship 2008 winner Spain from the Euro 2012 quarterfinal round on Saturday afternoon. Spain and France will begin their knockout round game at 2:45PM Eastern Time and ESPN2 will carry this soccer match liver over national television.

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The current odds at Oddsmaker has Spain favorite on the goal spread by -1/2 goal at -105 odds with France the +1/2 goal underdog at -115 odds. The goal over under is set at 2 goals with the over favored at -130 odds and the take back on the under at +100 odds. The soccer money line odds has Spain the -150 favorite with the regulation time draw lined at +220 odds and France the underdog returning +400 odds. A tie means on soccer money line wagering that bets place on either France or Spain will be graded as losses.

Spain the defending champions were in Group C and won their stage with two wins and a draw for seven points and an impressive goal differential of +5 goals thus far in this tournament. Spain began Euro 2012 with a 1-1 draw with Italy and the followed up that result with a 4-0 victory against Ireland. Spain concluded group stages with the 1-0 win against Croatia. France was the second place team in Group D with four points falling three points behind first place England. The French began Euro 2012 with a 1-1 lackluster draw with England. They followed up that result with the 2-0 win against Ukraine. France backed into the quarterfinals as they were defeated by Sweden 2-0 in their Group play finale. They held a 1 point advantage over both Ukraine and Sweden. Spain and France meet in international competition for the first time since the 2006 World Cup Round of 16 as France earned a quarterfinal berth following a 3-1 win against the Spaniards. A win by France here would be huge as the club can earn a bit of redemption following major disappointing appearance in World Cup 2010. France was a disappointing 29th place finisher in South Africa two years ago as the club failed to win a game at World Cup 2010 with a draw and two losses.

England versus Italy Euro 2012 Soccer Betting Odds Preview

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

The quarterfinals continue from Euro 2012 as nice matchup is scheduled as Italy and England will meet on the pitch on Sunday. England and Italy will begin at 2:45PM Eastern Time and ESPN2 will carry this soccer match over national television.

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The current odds at Oddsmaker are lined at a pick with both England and Italy returning -110 odds to advance into the Euro 2012 semifinals. The goal over under is lined at 2 goals with the under favored by -120 odds with the over returning -110 odds. The soccer moneyline odds have England the +165 favorite with Italy returning +167 odds. The regulation time draw will bring back +178 odds and if this game is tied after 90 minutes plus injury time bets placed on England or Italy will be graded as loses.

England and Italy meet internationally for the first time since 2002 in a Friendly where Italy posted the 2-1 road win on English soil. England won two games and tied once in Group play. The club started Euro 2012 with a 1-1 draw with France and they defeated Sweden 3-2 in their second game of the tournament. England qualified for the knockout rounds following a 1-0 win against host nation Ukraine to win Group D with 7 points. Wayne Rooney returned to international play following a two game suspension with the game winning goal that advanced the English into the quarterfinals. The English failed to qualify for the 2008 European Championship and went as far as the quarterfinals in 2004. The 2010 World Cup saw England enter the round of 16 where they fell 4-1 to eventual third place finisher Germany. Italy was second in Group C with five points. They drew with Spain and Croatia to begin the European Championships by identical scores of 1-1. Italy then defeated Ireland 2-0 in their final Group C match to qualify for the quarterfinal round. Italy finds some redemption following a disappointing 26th place finish as the club went winless in their three group contests and failed to advance into the knockout rounds of World Cup 2010. In the 2008 European Football Championships Italy advanced as far as the quarterfinal round where they were eliminated by eventual champions Spain in goal kicks.

Germany versus Greece Euro 2012 Soccer Betting Odds Preview

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

A quarterfinal Round of 8 match is scheduled on Friday from Euro 2012 as Germany and Greece will meet on the soccer field. Start time is scheduled for 2:45PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.

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The current goal spread betting odds at Oddsmaker has Germany as -1 goal betting favorite at -135 odds with Greece the underdog getting +1 goal at a take back of +115 odds. The goal over under is lined at 2 ½ goals with the over lined at -120 odds and the under returning -110 odds. The money line 90 minute plus injury time line has Germany the -301 betting favorite with the tie at +351 odds and Greece the extreme underdog at +622 odds. A tie in 90 minutes plus injury time means that bets placed on Germany or Greece will be graded as losers.

Germany was the top team from Group B with three wins all coming by one goal to finish with nine points. Group B was a very difficult group with the Netherlands, Denmark and Portugal. The German defense has been outstanding allowing just two goals total in the European 2012 Championships. Greece was able to advance into the knockout stages as the second place finisher in Group A. They and Russia each had four points but Greece advances based on a head to head 1-0 win on June 16th which was the first tiebreaker in the formula. Despite Russia having a +2 goal differential against the Greeks it will be Greece here and the Russians heading home. In their two other games Greece tied Poland 1-1 and dropped a 2-1 decision to the first place team in Group A in the Czech Republic. Germany went a perfect 10-0 in Euro 2012 qualification. The Germans finished in second place in Euro 2008, were third place finishers in World Cup 2006 and 2010 and were the second place club in World Cup 2002. Greece won this tournament in 2004 and in the 2008 European Championships failed to escape group stages with three losses while being outscored five goals to one. The Greeks managed one win in World Cup 2012 but had two losses that eliminated the squad from the tournament.

Miami Marlins at Boston Red Sox MLB Major League Baseball Betting Preview

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

The Miami Marlins will face the Boston Red Sox from interleague baseball action over national television on Thursday night. The Marlins and Red Sox will begin from Boston at 7PM Eastern Time and MLB Network will provide the live national television broadcast.

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The current lines at Oddsmaker has the home team Boston Red Sox lined as -130 favorites with the over under hung at 10 ½ runs. Those wagering on the Red Sox on the run line and laying the -1 ½ runs will get back +140 odds. Those taking the +1 ½ runs on the side of the Miami Marlins will have to lay -160 odds for their run line wager.

Taking the mound for the Red Sox in the series finale for the Marlins will be Carlos Zambrano and he will oppose Daisuke Matsuzaka. Big Z was enjoying a productive season in Miami but has faltered in his past two starts facing Tampa Bay in each problem start. Zambrano over his past two starts has allowed 11 earned runs and eight hits with nine walks in just 4 1/3rd innings of work. Dice K makes his third start of the 2012 year. After allowing four earned runs in his first start of 2012 in five innings against Washington the Red Sox right hander worked six innings and allowed three earned runs to the Cubs in a 3-0 loss on June 15th. Boston is playing very good ball right now with two straight wins in their two games in this series against the Marlins. They put up seven runs in game one and 15 runs on Wednesday. In their games against Miami home and away in their two interleague series the Red Sox has won four of the five scheduled meetings this year. Miami has struggled big time with three straight losses and eight losses over their past ten games. The Marlins pitching staff has been torched allowing seven or more runs four of their past six games and double digits runs against in three of those contests during that span. Boston has rallied off a poor start to two games over .500 and are sitting 3 ½ games out of a Wildcard position in the American League.