Archive for July, 2013

Washington Nationals versus Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball Betting Preview

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

There will be day baseball when the Washington Nationals will close out an interleague series against the Detroit Tigers from MLB play on Wednesday July 31st. The Nationals and Tigers will get things started from Detroit at 1PM Eastern Time and you can catch all of the action on the MLB Extra Innings channel.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the home side Detroit Tigers favored by -140 odds with the take back on the road underdog Washington Nationals at +130 odds. The run total is set at 7 ½ runs. Bettors playing the run line with the Detroit Tigers and lay the -1 ½ runs will get back +145 odds for their wager. Those who play the Washington Nationals on the run line and take the +1 ½ run head start will lay -165 odds for their run line bet.

The scheduled for starters in Wednesday’s matinee will feature left hander Gio Gonzalez for Washington as he opposes right hander Justin Verlander for the Tigers. Gonzalez has a record of 7-3 and ERA of 2.97. Verlander has struggled through an 11-11 season in 22 starts and has an ERA of 4 yet the 2012 Cy Young Award winner made the All Star Game. The first game of this two game series went in favor of the Tigers as Detroit posts the 5-1 home win against the Washington Nationals as a -128 betting odds favorite with the total coming in at under 7 ½ runs. Detroit is running well with four straight wins and the team has won eight of their past nine. The Tigers hold a three game lead in the loss column over the Cleveland Indians with 57 games left on the schedule. Washington has fallen out of contention for a division crown as the club sits ten games in the loss column behind the first place Atlanta Braves in the NL East standings with 55 games left to be played. The team is 5-11 over their past sixteen games.

LA Angels versus Texas Rangers Major League Baseball Betting Preview

Monday, July 29th, 2013

The National Televised game on ESPN Monday Night Baseball will be an AL West encounter as the downtrodden LA Angels head into Texas to face the Rangers on July 29th. The Angels and Rangers will get their series started from Texas at 7PM Eastern Time and coast to coast TV coverage will be broadcasted by ESPN.

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The betting odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the home team Texas Rangers favored by –125 odds with the return on the road underdog LA Angels at +115 odds. The run total is lined at 8 runs with over eight favored by –120 odds and under eight bringing back +100 odds. Bettors who play on the Texas Rangers on the run line and lay the –1 ½ runs will get back +160 odds. Those who wager the LA Angels on the run line and take the +1 ½ run head start will get back +115 odds for their run line wager.

The pitching match up for game one of this AL West series will feature Angels right hander Jered Weaver as he opposes Rangers righty Matt Garza. Weaver is 5-5 on the season in his 14 starts with an ERA of 2.98 and WHIP of 1.14. Garza season to date is 7-1 with an ERA of 2.87 working 78 1/3rd innings in his tenure with both the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers. His first start as a Texas Rangers was Wednesday and Matt Garza was outstanding by allowing no earned runs and no walks on five hits in 7 1/3rd innings pitched in a home win against the New York Yankees. A check of the AL West division standings and we find the Texas Rangers with a mark of 56-49 and trails first place Oakland Athletics by six games in the standings. Texas is 1 ½ games behind the Baltimore Orioles for the final wildcard berth. The Angels at 48-55 sit 13 games behind Oakland with 59 games left on the schedule. They are 9 ½ games behind the Orioles but five teams are ahead of LA in their chase.

LA Angels versus Oakland Athletics Major League Baseball Betting Preview

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

In American League West division play the LA Angels will finish up a weekend series against the pennant contending Oakland Athletics from Major League Baseball action from Sunday afternoon. The Angels and Athletics gets things started from Oakland at 1PM Eastern Time and the MLB Extra Innings channel provides the live TV coverage coast to coast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the home side Oakland Athletics favored by –155 odds with the return on the road underdog LA Angels at +140 odds. The run total is lined at eight runs with under favored by –125 odds and over the total of eight runs coming in at +105 odds. Those who play on the Oakland Athletics on the run line and lay the –1 ½ runs will get back +135 odds. Bettors who chose the +1 ½ run head start with the LA Angels will have to lay –155 odds for their run line wager.

The pitching match up for the final game of this series will pit right hander Tommy Hanson on the hill for the Angels as he faces Jarrod Parker for the Oakland Athletics. Hanson is 4-2 in his ten starts this season with an ERA of 4.75 and WHIP of 1.47. Parker for the Athletics has a mark of 6-6 in his 20 starts with an ERA of 3.79 and WHIP of 1.18. Hanson has given up two earned runs or less in three of four starts and returned to the Angels lineup on July 23rd and allowed one earned run in 5 1/3rd innings pitched at home to Minnesota. Parker has been good for Oakland as the right hander has allowed no more than two earned runs in four straight starts. The Angels trail Oakland in the loss column in the AL West division by 11 games with 60 games remaining. After winning game one of this series the Angels have lost two straight to the Athletics and will be looking to split their four game series with Oakland on Sunday.

Cincinnati Reds versus LA Dodgers Major League Baseball Betting Preview

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

The late night game from Saturday July 27th will feature two pennant contenders from the National League as the Cincinnati Reds will continue their weekend series against the LA Dodgers from Major League Baseball. The Reds and Dodgers will get things started from Dodgers Stadium in LA at 9:10PM Eastern Time with coast to coast television coverage provided by the MLB Extra Innings channel.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the home team LA Dodgers favored by –125 odds with the return on the road underdog Cincinnati Reds lined at +115 odds. The run total came I at 7 ½ runs. Those wagering the run line with the LA Dodgers and lay the –1 ½ runs will get back +170 odds. Bettors who choose the +1 ½ run head start with the road underdog Cincinnati Reds will lay –200 odds for their run line wager.

The starters set to go in game three of this four game series will be Reds right hander Bronson Arroyo as he goes up against LA lefty Hyun Jin Ryu. Arroyo in 20 starts during the 2013 season is 9-7 with an ERA of 3.19 and WHIP of 1.11. Ryu will hit the mound for the Dodgers for the 20th time this year and the left hander is 8-3 with an ERA of 3.25 with WHIP of 1.29. Ryu has been a much better pitcher this season at Dodgers stadium as the Los Angeles hurler is 4-1 with an ERA of 1.90 in 61 2/3rd innings of work working in front of the home folks. Arroyo has been in outstanding form as the veteran right hander has an ERA of 1.64 and WHIP of 0.77 in his past three starts. The teams are tied 1-1 in this four game series. Game one on Thursday night was won by Cincinnati by the score of 5-2 as a +102 road betting underdog. The Dodgers knotted the series at 1-1 following a 2-1 home win on Friday night as a –177 betting favorite. Clayton Kershaw went a good eight innings for the first place Dodgers in victory.

What to Watch and Bet MLB and Soccer for Sunday July 28th 2013

Friday, July 26th, 2013

With World Cup 2014 just a year away it is time to give a look to the USA’s chances as their reserve team will take the field in the Gold Cup Finals against surprise Panama. With around 60 games remaining the games become bigger and bigger from Major League Baseball as teams look to solidify their chances at either a division title or wildcard berth. On Sunday July 28th there is the Gold Cup Finals and three MLB TV games scheduled for broadcast for an outstanding opportunity for betting enthusiasts.

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Team USA will face the Panama squad in the Gold Cup Finals. The two teams will get things started from Soldier Field in Chicago Illinois at 4PM Eastern Time and you can catch all of the action in English on FOX and in Spanish on Univision. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the USA favored by –239 odds with the return on the underdog Panamanian team at +575 odds. The tie prop is set at +287 and if the game is tied after both halves wagers on the US and Panama will be graded as losses. The goal over under total has been lined at 2 ½ goals with both the over and under the total lined at –110 odds.

From American League East action the Boston Red Sox will be the road team as they face the Baltimore Orioles. Start time from Baltimore is set for 1:35PM Eastern Time with television provided by TBS.

The Chicago Cubs have played improved baseball of late and they conclude a series in the Bay Area against the San Francisco Giants. The Cubs and Giants get started from San Francisco at 4PM Eastern Time and you can watch all of the action WGN TV.

On ESPN Sunday Night Baseball it will be a National League series between division leaders as the St Louis Cardinals will hit the road to face the Atlanta Braves. These two NL clubs begin from Atlanta at 8PM Eastern Time with ESPN TV providing the coast to coast coverage.

What to Watch and Bet MLB for Saturday July 27th 2013

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

The MLB on FOX returns on Saturday July 27th with three games scheduled for regional broadcast coast to coast. Check local listings for the games in your area as the action gets started at 3PM Eastern Time.

It will be a National League East affair as the New York Mets are in the Nations Capital to face the Washington Nationals for a weekend series. Scheduled to start will be Dillon Gee for the Mets as he will oppose Dan Haren for the Nationals. Haren was a questionable off-season acquisition for Washington who has not worked out as he enters play with a 4-11 record and ERA approaching six.

Two NL playoff contending teams take the field in Atlanta as the St Louis Cardinals will be the road team as they square off with the Braves. Julion Teheran takes the hill for the Braves to contest Joe Kelly for the Cardinals.

From American League west division action the LA Angels are running out of time as they trail in the standings by margin as they are in Oakland to face the playoff contending Athletics. In this key series it will be Garrett Richards on the mound for the Halos to face Tom Millone a left hander for the Athletics. The Angels pitching has been inconsistent and Richards on the year has a 2-4 record with an ERA of 4.66.

On the MLB Network there will be National Televison coverage at 7PM Eastern Time with two regional broadcasts set to air. Check local listings for the game in your area.

It will be a battle between two AL East contending clubs as the Boston Red Sox will hit the road to face the Baltimore Orioles. In game two of this series it will be Brandon Workman on the hill for the Red Sox to contend with veteran right hander Scott Feldman for the Orioles.

The AL west contending Texas Rangers will be the road team as they lock horns with the improved Cleveland Indians of the AL central division. It should be an outstanding pitching matchup as right hander Yu Darvish takes the hill for the Rangers to face Justin Masterson of the Indians.

WGN TV gets in the act at 7:10PM Eastern Time with a national televised game involving the Kansas City Royals visiting the Chicago White Sox. Wade Davis gets the start for Kansas City as he will oppose All Star Chris Sale of the White Sox.

Cincinnati Reds versus San Francisco Giants Major League Baseball Betting Preview

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

The late night game from Major League Baseball for Wednesday July 24th will feature the Cincinnati Reds traveling out to the Bay Area to play the San Francisco Giants. These two NL clubs will take the field in San Francisco at 10:15PM Eastern Time and the MLB Extra Innings channel will provide all the TV coverage coast to coast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the road side Cincinnati Reds the -110 betting odds favorite with the return on the home underdog San Francisco Giants at +100 odds. The run total came in at 7 ½ runs. A money line wager on the Cincinnati Reds and laying the -1 ½ runs will get back +150 odds to bettors. Those who choose the +1 ½ run head start with the San Francisco Giants will lay -170 odds for their run line wager.

The pitching matchup for the fourth game of this series will feature Mike Leake for the Reds as he will oppose right hander Chad Gaudin for the Giants. Leake is 9-4 on the season with an ERA of 2.79 and WHIP of 1.13 working a total of 122 2/3rd innings in the 2013 season. Gaudin is 4-1 in seven starts and the hurler has an ERA of 2.15 and WHIP of 1.07 in 71 innings of work. The Reds have won two of the three games in this series. They blew out the Giants in game one on Monday by the score of 11-0. In game one of a doubleheader on Tuesday the Reds routed the Giants by a score of 9-3. San Francisco wins the night cap by the score 5-3. Cincinnati enters play on Wednesday night in third place in the NL Central division and trailing the first place St Louis Cardinals by seven games in the loss column. The Reds hold a 4 ½ game lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks for the final wildcard spot. The Giants are in fourth place in the NL West division sitting 6 ½ games behind first place LA Dodgers.

Mexico versus Panama Gold Cup Semifinals Soccer Betting Odds Preview

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

In semifinal game number two in the CONCACAF Gold Cup it will be Mexico facing Panama in a soccer match on Wednesday night July 24th. Mexico and Panama will get things started from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington Texas at 10PM Eastern Time with national television coverage in English provided by FOX Soccer Channel and in Spanish by Univision.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have “El Tri” the Mexico squad favored by -107 odds with the take back on the underdog Panama at +255 odds. A tie in regulation will return +220 odds which would cause wagers made on Mexico or Panama to be graded as losers. The goal over under line is set at 2 ½ goals with the under 2 ½ favored by -155 odds and over 2 ½ goals for the game bringing back +135 odds.

Mexico and Panama competed in Group A with Panama winning the group with seven points to Mexico’s six points. The teams went head to head back in the opening of the tournament back on July 7th with Panama pulling out the stunning 2-1 victory in front of a partisan Mexico crowd at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Mexico recovered from defeat to earn victories against Canada 2-0 and a 3-1 win against Martinique on Sunday July 14th to qualify for the knockout round. Mexico in their quarterfinal match against Trinidad & Tobago advanced by way of a slim 1-0 victory in a game played at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Saturday. Following the Panamanian win against Mexico the team then defeated Martinique 1-0 which qualified the squad for the knockout stage. They then drew 0-0 on July 14th against Canada to earn the one point and win Group A. In the quarterfinal round Panama faced Cuba and had an offensive coming out party as the team recorded the 6-1 victory on Saturday at Atlanta to earn a spot in the semifinals. The winner will face the winner in the early game between the United States and Honduras and play in the Gold Cup Finals at Soldier Stadium in Chicago on Sunday afternoon.

United States versus Honduras Gold Cup Semifinals Soccer Betting Odds Preview

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

We have reached the semifinal round of the Gold Cup Soccer tournament held every two years and it will be the offensively explosive United States playing on their home soil as they take on “The H” known as Honduras. The United States and Honduras will get things started from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington Texas on Wednesday night July 24th at 7PM Eastern Time with English speaking coverage provided by the FOX Soccer Channel and in Spanish at Univision.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the home side United States favored by -340 odds with the take back on the road underdog Honduras squad at +685 odds. A regulation draw is lined at +375 odds and if it comes home tied the side wagers on the US and Honduras will be graded as losing wagers. The goal over under line is set at 2 ½ goals with the over favored by -135 odds and under 2 ½ goals bringing back +115 odds.

The United States have won four Gold Cup Titles and are favorites to do so in 2013 with their solid play on both offense and defense plus how poorly Mexico has looked in this tournament. The US has put 16 goals into the net in their four games of this tournament. They team is a perfect 4-0 thus far. In group play the United States easily took care of Belize and Cuba and got by Costa Rica 1-0 after already qualifying for the knockout stages. In their quarterfinal game the US defeated El Salvador 5-1. It was the USA up 2-1 after the first 45 minutes but their conditioning wore down a tiring El Salvador squad as the US won going away in the rain. Honduras was winners of Group C with wins against El Salvador and Haiti with a 2-0 loss to Trinidad and Tobago after qualifying for the knock out rounds. Honduras advanced into the semifinals after a hard fought 1-0 win against their rival Costa Rica in the quarterfinals.

Baltimore Orioles versus Texas Rangers Major League Baseball Betting Preview

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Just prior to the start of Sunday Night Baseball there is a pretty attractive American League contest scheduled as the Baltimore Orioles will take the field to face the Texas Rangers. The Orioles and Rangers will get things started from hot and steamy Texas at 7PM Eastern Time and coast to coast TV coverage is provided by the MLB Extra Innings channel.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the home side Texas Rangers favored by -131 odds with the take back on the road underdog Baltimore Orioles at +121 odds. The run total came in at 9 ½ runs. Bettors who play on the Texas Rangers on the run line and lay the -1 ½ runs will get back +150 odds. Those who chose the +1 ½ run head start with the Baltimore Orioles will have to lay -170 odds for their run line wager.

The pitching matchups for the series finale will feature right hander Chris Tillman on the hill for Baltimore as he faces Rangers lefty Martin Perez. Tillman is 11-3 this season in 111 2/3rd innings pitched with an ERA of 3.95. Perez has a mark of 3-2 in 36 innings of work with an ERA of 3.00. At home on the year Martin Perez has yet to allow an earned run in 12 innings pitched for Texas. Tillman is 6-1 away from home with an ERA of 3.40 working 47 2/3rd innings thus far.

Baltimore is a hot team entering the final game of this series. The team has won both games thus far at Texas and has won six of their past seven games. They split a four game series with Texas in early July. In this current series the Orioles have victories by scores of 3-1 on Friday night and on Saturday the Orioles earn the 7-4 victory at Texas. Both teams have similar records this season as they have 43 losses on the season.