Friday, April 30, 2010

Detroit vs San Jose – Top Dogs Do Battle

NHL Betting- The Detroit Red Wings were not the best team in the NHL this season, in fact, they were no where near the Western Conferences leading point-getter.

What they were, was the hottest team entering the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs. A fact that you wouldn’t dispute as you watched them calmly dominate Game 7 of their first round series against the Phoenix Coyotes, to send an upstart Phoenix team golfing, and make the rest of the Western Conference advancing teams collectively gulp.

now although Detroit was a hot team, they weren’t the single hottest, they shared their blazing tail into the post season with their second round opponents, the San Jose Sharks. The Sharke were the Western Conferences leading point-getter. And after another early first round scare at the hands of the pesky Colorado Avalanche, they look almost like they’re supposed to.

Tonight, the Sharks host the Wings as -141 favorites heading into game one, where their fans will collectively thanks them for keeping them from being another playoff embarrassment. But with the overcoming of adversity lies another burden – expectation.

There are differences in hoping to be good and expecting to be good. San Jose just jumped that hurdle, from hoping to expected. And there is only one team that has more experience in that burden than anybody: the Detroit Red Wings (+130).

The Wings aren’t just good, they are expected to be – just like many other teams – the difference is that Detroit, time and time again, delivers on that expectation.

Tonight, they’ll welcome the Sharks to the magical land of gettin’ er’ done.

Kentucky Derby “Pick The Winners”

It’s dead easy to play and really adds to the excitement of the race and I could win a free $100.00.

Put your picks in here:

http://sportsbetting.com/promo/PTW/

Saturday, May 1st marks the date for the 2010 Kentucky Derby. Check the Kentucky Derby Odds.

And of course, it also marks the first stop for all potential Triple Crown Champions, a feat not accomplished since Affirmed took the Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes in 1978, more than 30 years ago.

Will this three decade dry spell end in 2010? Of course the answer to that is “unlikely”, but it could happen.

The last horse to come close was Big Brown in 2008 who took both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, but fell short in the Belmont.

Triple Crown Odds: Online sportsbooks have posted up odds on whether or not there will be a Triple Crown winner. If you think this is the year we finally see another one, a $100 wager will pay you back $500.00.

If you think there is no way it happens, you’ll be laying odds of -1000 to bet that prop offer.

Kentucky Derby Odds: There are also a ton of other props and betting options for the Kentucky Derby.

For example:

- the odds of this year’s Kentucky Derby winner having an even-numbered saddlecloth are -115 and the odds of an odd-numbered winner are -125.

- The odds of the winners of the Preakness and Belmont Stakes having even or odd-numbered saddlecloths are -120.

- Lookin at Lucky has drawn Post 1 for Saturday’s race and is the odds-on favorite at +300 at online sportsbook Sportsbetting.com (and at the book at Churchill Downs as well).

However, the heavy betting favorites haven’t always justified their standing.

Through the Derby’s 136 years, the odds-on has only won 52 times while failing to take first place the other 84 times.

Lookin at Lucky is followed closely by Sidney’s Candy who is +550 to win for the Run for the Roses on Saturday, Sid’s Candy drew Post 20.

Awesome Act (Post 16) and Devil May Care (Post 11) are also horses that are garnering some buzz and are listed at +800 and +900 respectively.

Good luck with all your Derby bets.

Kentucky Derby Odds

Remember Affirmed? Yeah, neither do I, although I’ve read a bit about him. What about Big Brown…that guy I do remember…who cares you ask?

This week a lot of people and over the next two days, a ton more will be talking horse racing, specifically the Kentucky Derby and the ever elusive, but always romantic chase for the Triple Crown.

I love the Derby and jump in with both feet, playing all the Kentucky Derby Contests I can find, betting a bunch of Derby props and outright bets, plus spend most of the day sipping a cold beverage getting ready to scream at the TV for 2 minutes.

I’ve entered my picks in two great Free Kentucky Derby Contests:

Take a look:

1) $100,000 Triple Crown Contest

I play this one every year – it’s a great one that keeps you interested for the entire Triple Crown chase and there are cool prizes, cash and a shot at $100,000.

http://www.sportsbetting.com/contest/tricrown.html

Remember, it’s FREE to enter!

NBA Betting: Nene Out Tonight, Back For Game 7

While Denver Nuggets center Nene won’t be in the lineup in their Game 6 matchup against the Utah Jazz tonight, he could be in the lineup if there is a Game 7.

Nene suffered what looked like a severe knee injury in Game 5 on Wednesday – a 116-102 victory for Denver — but according to the AP, an MRI on Thursday revealed that it was only a hyperextended left knee and there was no tear or ligament damage as initially suspected.

The Jazz are 5-point home faves for Game 6 and the Total is set at 217.5.

In the Nuggets’ last 13 overall games against the Jazz, they have gone 8-3-2 against the spread but in their last 10 road games are 1-8-1 ATS.

In the Denver Nuggets’ last nine games when listed as an underdog of 6-points or less, they are 1-6-2 ATS.

In their last 20 when listed as underdogs of +6 and less, there have been 5 Overs and 15 Unders.

MLB Betting: Lee Makes Debut For Mariners

One of the Seattle Mariners’ prized offseason acquisitions is set to take the mound for the first time tonight.

Starting pitcher Cliff Lee will make his 2010 debut and the M’s are -150 home faves against the Texas Rangers (+130) while the Total is at 7.

Lee has been out of the lineup since March 15, when he suffered a strained abdomen and is rearing to go.

“I’m anxious. I can’t speed up the clock,” Lee told the Associated Press.

“[Today], it’s just go out there and have fun. Let it all hang out.”

In Lee’s last 20 starts, his team has gone 16-4 straight up and he is 5-3 SU in his last eight games against the Texas Rangers but as the AP points out, his ERA in that time is 7.09.

In the Seattle Mariners’ last 20 overall games against the Texas Rangers, there have been 6 Overs and 14 Unders.

The M’s have gone 11-11 without Lee and the former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher thinks his new team can do better.

“I mean, we’ve got to do a better job of minimizing the streaks of losing,” Lee told the Seattle Times.

“Obviously, you cut into those and it’s going to make you that much better. But we definitely did a good job of riding that winning streak [last week].”

The Mariners are +175 to take the AL West Division.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Live Odds, Predictions

The NBA Match between Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder will kick off on April 30, 2010 at 9:30 PM ET. The match will takes place at Ford Center, Oklahoma City, OK.

One dominating performance by the defending NBA champions wasn't enough to rattle Scott Brooks and his young Oklahoma City Thunder.

After appearing vulnerable during the first four games of their playoff series, the Los Angeles Lakers regained control with a blowout victory in Game 5 that gave them a 3-2 series lead and chased away talk they were a slow, aging bunch.

For an Oklahoma City roster made up almost entirely of players who've never experienced the postseason before, the threat of elimination is the latest test of the resiliency they have shown all season.

Los Angeles will be trying to close out its third straight playoff series on the road, after clinching the Western Conference finals in Denver and winning the NBA title in Orlando last season.

Check out Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Live Odds @ Basketball Bet

Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks Live Odds and Preview

The NBA Match between Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks will kick off on April 30, 2010 at 7:00 PM ET. The match will takes place at Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI.

Brandon Jennings says he's too busy for press conferences right now. The Bucks rookie point guard is preparing to try to win Game 6 of Milwaukee's first-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks.

Jennings' playful jab was meant for Tyreke Evans after the Sacramento guard won the rookie of the year award on Thursday. Jennings is the only rookie among top candidates in the postseason.

The Hawks will be eliminated if they don't win in Milwaukee, where Josh Smith joked there was nothing to do when they were up 2-0. Atlanta was blown out in Game 3, the team bus was hit by a car before losing Game 4 and the Hawks squandered home-court advantage in Game 5.

The Bucks announced early Friday that Game 6 was already sold out in the most anticipated matchup here since Game 6 against Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference Finals in 2001.

Everything is suddenly against the heavily favored Hawks, who have won just one road postseason game in the last three appearances and are on the brink of elimination after one of the bigger collapses in recent NBA postseason history.

Check out Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks Live Odds @ Basketball Betting

Two great Free Kentucky Derby Contests Picks And Odds

This week a lot of people, a ton more will be talking horse racing, specifically the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks the ever elusive, but always romantic chase for the Triple Crown.

I love the Derby and jump in with both feet, playing all the Kentucky Derby Contests I can find, betting a bunch of Derby props and outright bets, plus spend most of the day sipping a cold beverage getting ready to scream at the TV for 2 minutes.

Picks in Two great Free Kentucky Derby Contests:

1) $100,000 Triple Crown Contest

I play this one every year – it’s a great one that keeps you interested for the entire Triple Crown chase and there are cool prizes, cash and a shot at $100,000.

Remember, it’s FREE to enter!

2) Kentucky Derby “Pick The Winners”

And I like playing these Pick The Winners as well.

It’s dead easy to play and really adds to the excitement of the race and I could win a free $100.00.


Good luck with all your Derby bets @ at Kentucky Derby Gambling

French League 2: Angers Sco vs Stade Lavallois Odds And Predictions

Angers Sco vs Stade Lavallois meets at Stade Jean Bouin on 30 April 2010 at 19:30 UK in French League 2.

With 13 wins Angers in the Sixth place of the table and with 9 wins Lavallois are in the ninth place in the league.

In the last 5 matches, Lavallois with 4- draws& 1-loss and Angers with 2-wins & 3-losses on their way for League.

Head to Head: They faced 10 matches. Among the 10 matches, Angers won three matches and Lavallois won three matches. Both teams have equal chances to win the match.

Match Information
Match: Angers Sco vs Stade Lavallois
Competition: French League 2
Date: Friday, April 30, 2010
Game week: 35
Kick-off: - 19:30 UK
Venue: Stade Jean Bouin
Referee : Bertrand Layec
Assistant referees : Nicolas Boillin, Paul Cravo
4th Official : Nicolas Wadoux
Principal delegate : André Rault
Assistant delegates : Paul Declaude, Daniel Camus

Angers Sco Vs Stade Lavallois Live football Odds @ Sportsbook.

French League 2: Stade Brestois vs Tours FC Live Odds And Predictions

Stade Brestois vs Tours FC meets at Francis le Ble Stadium on 30 April 2010 at 19:30 UK in French League 2.

With 18 wins Brestois in the second place of the table and with 11 wins Tours are in the seventh place in the league.

In the last 5 matches, Tours with 2-wins & 3-draw and Brestois with 3-wins & 2-loss on their way for League.

Head to Head: They faced 7 matches. Among the 7 matches, Brestois won four matches and Tours won two matches. Brestois has got more chances of winning rather Tours.

Match Information
Match: Stade Brestois vs Tours FC
Competition: French League 2
Date: Friday, April 30, 2010
Game week: 35
Kick-off: - 19:30 UK
Venue: Francis le Ble Stadium

Brestois vs Tours Live football Odds @ Soccer Betting

French League 1: AJ Auxerre vs Olympique de Marseille Live Odds And Predictions

Soccer Betting: AJ Auxerre vs Olympique de Marseille meets at Abbe-Deschamps Stadium on 30 April 2010 at 3:00 ET (21:00 CET) in French League 1.

With 21 wins & points Marseille in the top of the table and with 19 wins & points Auxerre are in the second place in the league.

In the last 6 matches, Auxerre with 3-wins & 3-draws and Marseille with 6-wins on their way for League.

Head to Head: They faced 5 matches. Among the 5 matches, Marseille won three matches and Auxerre won two matches. Marseille has got more chances of winning rather Auxerre.

Match Information
Competition: French League 1
Date: 30 April 2010
Game week: 35
Kick-off: 3:00 ET
Venue: Abbe-Deschamps Stadium

Auxerre vs Marseille Live football Odds @ Sportsbook.

Ukraine Premier League: Metalurh Donetsk vs. Zorya Luhansk Live Odds And Predictions

Metalurh Donetsk vs. Zorya Luhansk meets at Stadion Metalurh, Donets'k (Donets'k) stadium on 30 April 2010 at 9:30 pm in Ukraine - Premier League.

In the last 5 Matches, Metalurh Donetsk with 1-win, 2-draws and 2-loss and Zorya Luhansk with 1-loss, 1-draw and 3-wins on their way for Premier League.

Head to Head: They faced 7 matches. Among the 7 matches, Metalurh won four matches and Zorya won one match. Metalurh has got more chances of winning rather Zorya.

Both teams have good record at their home grounds. Among the 3 matches Metalurh won 3 matches at home and Metalurh won 1 match in 4 matches played at home but they are success in stopping Metalurh at the home.

Match Information
Competition: Premier League
Date: 30 April 2010
Game week: 28
Kick-off: 21:30
Venue: Stadion Metalurh, Donets'k (Donets'k)

Metalurh Donetsk vs. Zorya Luhansk Live football Odds @ Soccer Betting.

Ukraine Premier League: Vorskla Poltava vs. Arsenal Kyiv Live Odds And Predictions

Soccer Betting: Vorskla Poltava vs. Arsenal Kyiv meets at Stadion Vorskla im. Oleksiya Butov'skogo (Poltava) stadium on 30 April 2010 at 7:30 in Ukraine - Premier League.

In the last 5 games, Vorskla Poltava with 2-wins, 2-draws and 1-loss and Arsenal Kyiv with 2-loss and 3-wins on their way for Premier League.

Head to Head: They faced 13 matches. Among the 13 matches, Arsenal won seven matches and Vorskla won five matches. Arsenal has got more chances of winning rather Vorskla.

Both teams have good record at their home grounds. Among the 7 matches Arsenal won 6 matches at home and Vorskla won five matches in 6 matches played at home.


Match Information

Competition: Premier League

Date: 30 April 2010

Game week: 28

Kick-off: 19:30

Venue: Stadion Vorskla im. Oleksiya Butov'skogo (Poltava)



Vorskla Poltava vs. Arsenal Kyiv Live football Odds @ Sportsbook.

Kentucky Derby Odds 2010 Kentucky Derby Picks and Predictions


Remember Affirmed? Yeah, neither do I, although I’ve read a bit about him. What about Big Brown…that guy I do remember…who cares you ask?

This week a lot of people and over the next two days, a ton more will be talking horse racing, specifically the Kentucky Derby and the ever elusive, but always romantic chase for the Triple Crown.

I love the Derby and jump in with both feet, playing all the Kentucky Derby Contests I can find, betting a bunch of Derby props and outright bets, plus spend most of the day sipping a cold beverage getting ready to scream at the TV for 2 minutes.