Monday, May 17, 2010

Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers Live Odds – NBA Preview


Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers Live Basketball Odds: The NBA Game 1 match between Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers will kick off on May 17, 2010 at 9:00 PM ET. This match will takes place at STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA.

Kobe Bryant has barely touched a basketball in a week, giving his gimpy ankle and arthritic finger time to heal. That purplish, jagged gouge over Steve Nash's right eye also should be one week less ghastly by tipoff time in the Western Conference finals.

Although both stars play a beautiful game, Bryant and Nash realize postseason basketball is rarely pretty, and they wouldn't expect to escape the postseason without a few ugly souvenirs of the playoff grind.

It’s all about Kobe now. A Kobe-like series probably turns out the lights on the Suns’ nice playoff run, but if Kobe isn’t Kobe, Phoenix actually has a fighting chance despite the long odds. The Western Conference finals are starting, and the Black Mamba is in the house.

The Lakers rarely show up lame in the first games of playoff series, but 6.5 is a heavy number to cover against a team as deep and rested as the Suns are. If LA can succeed in slowing down the pace and making the Suns match up against the front line (Gasol, Odom, Bynum), then they should be able to take care of business.

Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers Match Schedule

Match: Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers

Time: 9:00 PM ET

Date: May 17, 2010

Venue: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA

Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers Match Preview and Predictions


Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers Baseball Betting Picks: The MLB match between Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers will kick off on May 17, 2010 at 7:05 PM ET. This match is scheduled at Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan.

The Detroit Tigers didn't look intimidated during a very difficult stretch at Comerica Park, and the Chicago White Sox's lineup seems unlikely to scare them.

The Tigers look to continue their dominant play at home as they begin a two-game set against the White Sox on Monday night.

Detroit (22-16) is 14-5 at Comerica Park and went 10-3 in its last 13 at home, winning series against Minnesota, Los Angeles, New York and Boston. The Tigers are the first team to win four straight home series against reigning playoff teams since 1995, when baseball began putting four teams in the postseason.

Chicago led 2-0 on Sunday but lost 5-3. Last in the AL with a .230 batting average, the White Sox had three players thrown out on the basepaths, one of them A.J. Pierzynski when he tried to go from first to third on a single in the second.

Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers Match Schedule

Match: Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers

Time: 7:05 PM ET

Date: May 17, 2010

Venue: Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan

New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves Baseball Betting Preview


New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves Baseball Betting Preview: New York Mets and Atlanta Braves will meet on today i.e. May 17, 2010 at 7:10 PM ET. This match will takes place at Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia.

With poor road play largely to blame, it's taken the New York Mets merely half a month to go from first to worst in the NL East.

Solving the road woes in Atlanta doesn't figure to be easy.

The slumping Mets try to shake their struggles at Turner Field on Monday night when they open a two-game series against the suddenly surging Braves.

Things have gotten so bad for the Mets that their general manager has decided to watch them in person on the road. After yesterday's Mets' 10-8 loss to the Marlins, it was announced that GM Omar Minaya was making the flight to Atlanta to watch his team play.

The Braves are looking for a little payback Monday when they begin a short, two-game series against the visiting New York Mets. Oddsmakers seem to like their chances in the opener with the Braves carrying 130-135 chalk into the matchup.

New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves Match Schedule

Match: New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves

Time: 7:10 PM ET

Date: May 17, 2010

Venue: Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies Live Picks and Predictions


Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Betting Picks: The MLB match between Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies will kick off on May 17, 2010 at 7:05 PM ET. This match is scheduled at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Three consecutive quality starts have helped Charlie Morton start to chip away at an ERA that was through the roof after his first four outings.

The Philadelphia Phillies are certainly capable of sending that ERA skyrocketing all over again.

The Phillies' NL-best offense looks to keep rolling Monday night at home against Morton and the Pittsburgh Pirates in the opener of a two-game series.

Philadelphia (23-13) has scored an NL-high 85 runs this month -- Shane Victorino has five homers and 17 RBIs -- and its 5.55 runs per game on the season also lead the league.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies Match Schedule

Match: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies

Time: 7:05 PM ET

Date: May 17, 2010

Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees Match Live Odds and Picks


Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees Match Live Betting Odds: Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees will going to meet on today i.e. May 17, 2010 at 7:05 PM ET. This match will takes place at Yankee Stadium, New York, NY.

The New York Yankees are coming off one of their most baffling losses in years, but they don't have time to dwell on it with a series against their archrivals looming.

The Yankees look to bounce back when they open a two-game series against the Boston Red Sox in their first meeting of the season in the Bronx on Monday night.

Boston dropped two of three in Detroit over the weekend, falling 5-1 on Sunday. The Red Sox, who have lost five of six on the road, went 2-7 at Yankee Stadium last season.

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is expected to be back in the lineup for this series after being held out Sunday to rest his right knee. He was 2 for 11 in the last series against the Yankees and is hitless in 11 career at-bats against Hughes.

Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees Match Schedule

Match: Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees

Time: 7:05 PM ET

Date: May 17, 2010

Venue: Yankee Stadium, New York, NY

Baseball: Washington Nationals Vs St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis (21-17) took over first place from the Chicago Cubs on July 31 and never looked back, winning the division by 7 1/2 games.

The Cardinals began 2010 again looking like the class of the Central, but they’ve stumbled since an 18-8 start. St. Louis has averaged 3.08 runs per game while losing nine of 12, with Sunday’s 7-2 loss at Cincinnati pushing the Reds one-half game ahead of the Cardinals atop the division.

“If it had been the last game of the season and we fell out of first place, it would be a big deal,” said reigning NL MVP Albert Pujols(notes), hitting .250 with only five RBIs in his last 13 games. “We’re in second place. It’s better than being in last place. If we were in last place, we’d be concerned.” Washington Nationals Vs St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Picks:

Oakland Athletics Vs Seattle Mariners Baseball Betting

The Oakland Athletics have had problems scoring during a season-worst five-game losing streak. The Seattle Mariners have had those problems all season. The two lowest scoring teams in the AL in the month of May open a two-game set Monday night when the Athletics host the Mariners. Oakland Athletics Vs Seattle Mariners Baseball Betting

Oakland (18-20) has produced five runs during its current skid and 41 this month, better only than Seattle’s 39 in May among AL clubs. The Mariners (14-23) have scored 121 overall this season - fewest in the league. Oakland is also the only AL club that has not homered more than twice in a game.

The Athletics were shut out twice in three games at the Los Angeles Angels over the weekend, losing 4-0 on Sunday. The last time Oakland was held to five runs over a five-game stretch was Sept. 8-12, 1979.

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Los Angeles Dodgers Vs Houston Astros Baseball Picks

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Los Angeles (20-17) has posted a 1.71 ERA during its run, getting six victories from starters. The Dodgers completed a three-game sweep at NL West-leading San Diego with a 1-0 win Sunday as Chad Billingsley(notes) gave up four hits over 7 1-3 innings.

“It’s a big win because we put a streak together ourselves where we’ve played good baseball and had good pitching,” manager Joe Torre said. “That’s where we were fumbling around early on trying to get that good feel. Over the last 10 days, I guess, we’ve played a lot better.” Los Angeles Dodgers Vs Houston Astros Baseball Odds :

NBA Playoff Betting: Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Picks and Preview

Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns NBA Betting Odds - The NBA Western Conference Final will begin tonight at the STAPLES Center the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers will attempt to reach their third straight NBA finals when they take on the Phoenix Suns, starting in Game 1.

The Lakers are listed as 6.5-point favorites with the Total set at 210.5 but a few of their key players are less than 100 percent.

According to the Los Angeles Times both Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum are suffering from right knee-related injuries.

“Bryant recently had a significant amount of fluid drained from his swollen right knee,” says a Times report, which also goes on to say that Kobe hasn’t practiced since the Lakers’ West semifinal sweep of the Utah Jazz.

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Milwaukee Brewers vs Cincinnati Reds Odds and Picks


Milwaukee Brewers vs Cincinnati Reds Baseball Gambling Odds: The MLB match between Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds will kick off on May 17, 2010 at 7:10 PM ET. This match is scheduled at Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Thanks in part to strong performances from their pitchers, the Cincinnati Reds have enjoyed a surprising run to the top of the NL Central.

Given their recent history, the Reds' time in first place could prove fleeting, but Johnny Cueto will try to keep his team there after Monday night's opener of a two-game series against the skidding Milwaukee Brewers.

A 1.88 ERA has helped Cincinnati win seven of eight, and the Reds (21-16) used that surge to push one-half game ahead of St. Louis in the division following a 7-2 home win over the Cardinals on Sunday.

Milwaukee Brewers vs Cincinnati Reds Match Schedule

Match: Milwaukee Brewers vs Cincinnati Reds

Time: 7:10 PM ET

Date: May 17, 2010

Venue: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio

Minnesota Twins vs Toronto Blue Jays Live Picks and Betting Odds


Minnesota Twins vs Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Betting Picks: The MLB match between Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays will kick off on May 17, 2010 at 7:07 PM ET. This match is scheduled at Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

The Toronto Blue Jays have won 11 of 14, thanks in large part to leading the majors in home runs and extra-base hits.

A critical homer of their own helped the Minnesota Twins avoid being swept over the weekend.

The Blue Jays go for their fifth straight win when they begin a two-game series against the visiting Twins on Monday night.

Toronto (23-16) continued to roll offensively over the weekend, sweeping three games from Texas by a combined score of 27-12. The Rangers scored 10 of those runs in Friday's series opener, managing 14 hits over the next two games.

The Twins will hand the ball to Kevin Slowey (4-3, 4.62 ERA), who lost his last start after back-to-back wins. He gave up five runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings of a 5-2 defeat to Chicago on Tuesday.

Minnesota Twins vs Toronto Blue Jays Match Schedule

Match: Minnesota Twins vs Toronto Blue Jays

Time: 7:07 PM ET

Date: May 17, 2010

Venue: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario

2010 Preakness Stakes Results - Preakness Stakes 2010 Winner

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2010 Preakness Stakes Results and Preakness Stakes 2010 Winner’s Betting Guide: Lookin at Lucky is the Winner of Preakness Stakes 2010: Here we go again for another horse racing competition. After the successful Kentucky Derby 2010, we now shift to Preakness Stakes 2010, an annual competition of cute little three-year old horses. This year’s 2010 Preakness Stakes will be the 135th time and as usual, it will be held at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.

As with the other horse racing competition, betting to win the cash prize is expected among horse racing fans. Therefore, Preakness picks are chosen among several odds. For this year’s Preakness Stakes 2010 contenders, one of the top picks is Super Saver, the winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby 2010.

Bob Baffert who trained Lookin At Lucky never imagined that the horse would win especially after he finished a disappointing sixth in the Kentucky Derby yesterday.
Nonetheless Baffert was overjoyed after his fifth Preakness win telling Reuters:
“He’s a cool horse,he’s just a really great athlete. I mean, he’s one of the best horses I’ve ever had. It’s amazing. He’s still a baby.”

The Preakness Stakes 2010 Horse Race results were already out as the Preakness horse racing competition is already finished. Lookin at Lucky is the Winner of the Preakness Stakes 2010. Lucky rebounded from a disappointing performance in the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago. Congratulations to jockey Martin Garcia and trainer Bob Baffert. Both of you guys did a job well done!

WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg Vania King vs Elena Vesnina Preview

Vania King vs Elena Vesnina live Tennis Betting Odds and Picks – In the Women's Singles First Round of WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg Championship Elena plays against Vania on Monday 17/05/2010. This is the fourth match in the center court and first Match Start time is 12:00 CET (11:00 GMT).

Vania King, 21 years old US player won single WTA tour title and 9 WTA Double titles in her carrier. In the Australia Open 2010 she returned in the second round and in WTA Monterrey Open she entered into the Quarter Finals.

The Elena Vesnina, 23 years Russian Player didn’t won any singles title. But she won 3-WTA and 6-ITF Doubles Titles in her Carrier. In this year Australian Open She returned in Quarter finals in mixed doubles and third round in doubles. In WTA MPS Group Championships she reached in to Semi finals.

Elena is the favorite of the match and she will easily enters into the second round of the WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg.

Match Information
Vania King vs Elena Vesnina
WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg 
Women's Singles First Round
Monday 17/05/2010

2010 French Open Preview, French Open 2010 Predictions


2010 French Open Preview and Tennis Betting Predictions: There are only six days left to start the 2010 French Open. The 2010 French Open starts on May 23rd and continues until June 6th. The venue for 2010 French Open is Roland Garros tennis center, Paris, France.

The Wildcards for the 2010 French Open have been announced.

The Men’s Wildcards are as follows

Josselin Ouanna (No. 126), Edouard Roger-Vasselin (No. 130), David Guez (No. 137), Nicolas Mahut (No. 157), Laurent Recouderc (No. 161), Gianni Mina (No. 654—Orange Bowl champion), Ryan Sweeting (No. 124—US reciprocal wildcard), and Carsten Ball (No. 119—Australian reciprocal wildcard).

The Women’s Wildcards are as follows

Stephanie Cohen-Aloro, Claire Feuerstein, Stephanie Foretz, Jarmila Groth, Mathilde Johansson, Christina McHale, Kristina Mladenovic, and Olivia Sanchez.

2010 French Open is the second Grand Slam of tennis in the calendar year, the only one that is played on clay. The 2010 French Open will be the 109th edition of the French Open.

The 2010 French Open tennis tournament gets underway on the 23rd of May. The toughest grand slam of them all will once again test the limits of endurance of the world’s finest players

All eyes will be on Rafael Nadal at the 2010 French Open as the former world number one looks to recapture the title he lost in 2009. Nadal has finally shown signs of returning to form following a dreadful season in 2009, and wins on the clay of Monte Carlo and Rome suggest that he’ll once again be a force to be reckoned with in 2010.

Maria Sharapova v Regina Kulikova WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg 1st round Live Odds And Picks

Maria Sharapova v Regina Kulikova live Tennis Betting Odds and Picks – In the first round of WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg Championship Sharapova plays against Kulikova on Monday 17/05/2010. Match Start time is 12:15 CET (11:15 GMT).

12 seed Maria Sharapova plays the first match against 68 seed Regina Kulikova in the first round of the WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg. In this year Sharapova won the WTA Regions Morgan Keegan Championships & The Cellular South Cup singles. In Australian Open she returned in the first round. In WTA BNP Paribas Open she entered into third round and lost the match against Zheng Jie. Recently in the WTA Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open she turned back in the first round.

Regina Kulikova reached the Quarter finals in the ATP Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships and in the remaining events she returned in first round only.

Sharapova wins this match very comfortably if no sensation takes place.

Match Information
Play: Maria Sharapova v Regina Kulikova
Tournament: WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg
Round: First Round
Date: Monday 17/05/2010
Time: 12:15 CET | 11:15 GMT

Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles Live Odds – Baseball Betting


Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles Baseball Betting Odds: The MLB match between Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles will kick off on May 17, 2010 at 7:05 PM ET. This match is scheduled at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland.

For several years now, the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles have finished at or near the bottom of their respective divisions.

Thus far in 2010, that doesn't appear likely to change.

The owners of the two worst records in the AL open a two-game series Monday night when the Royals visit the Orioles.

Kansas City is currently bringing up the rear in the Central, while Baltimore (12-26) owns the majors' worst record.

The Royals arrive in Baltimore after beating Chicago 5-3 on Sunday to take two of three from the White Sox in manager Ned Yost's first series with the team. It also marked the first series Kansas City won since it took two of three in Detroit from April 12-14.

Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles Match Schedule

Match: Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles

Time: 7:05 PM ET

Date: May 17, 2010

Venue: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA

Juan Monaco vs Viktor Troicki Odds And Picks


Juan Monaco vs Viktor Troicki Live Tennis Betting Odds - In the 2nd day of ARAG World Team Championship of the ATP first singles match between Monaco(ARG) and Troicki (SRB) starts at 1:00 pm Local, 7: 00 am ET.

Yesterday in the first match France player Jeremy Chardy defeated Germany player Philipp Kohlschreiber by 6-2, 6-4. in the very next match German player Andreas Beck won the game against France player Paul-Henri Mathieu with 7-6, 6-7, 6-4 and leveled the score of both the teams 1-1.

In the court 2, Horacio Zeballos (ARG) won the first match against Filip Krajinovic(SRB) in continuous sets 6-1, 6-4. And Argentina with 1-0 lead over Serbia. In today’s match will Monaco(ARG) make the lead 2-0? or will Troicki (SRB) make it as 1-1?.

Tennis Betting: ARAG World Team Championship of the ATP Day 2

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Tennis Betting: The World Team Championship of the ATP, ARAG ATP World Team Championship started yesterday. Total eight teams will participate in this tournament and those will be divided in to two groups. The Teams are Argentina, Australia, Germany, France, Serbia, Spain, Czech Rep. and USA. The Serbia Team are the winners of this tournament in 2009.

The Day 2 Schedule in ARAG ATP World Team Championship:

Center Court: 1
Group: Blue
Match : Doubles
Nations: GER vs FRA
Players: Kohlschreiber / Kas vs Chardy / MahutRed
Group: Red
Match: Singles
Players: Berdych(CZE) vs Almagro(ESP)
Group: Red
Match: Doubles
Nations: USA vs AUS

San Diego Padres Vs San Francisco Giants Baseball Odds

San Diego Padres Vs San Francisco Giants Baseball Odds:

The Padres have taken all six meetings from San Francisco, but they’ll need to extend their streak in Monday night’s opener of a two-game set at Petco Park to stay ahead of the Giants.

Few counted on San Diego (22-15) to be a contender in the NL West, but it’s perhaps the most surprising division leader in baseball through six weeks.
The Padres wouldn’t be in first without their dominance of the Giants (21-15).

San Diego has only scored 18 runs in the six meetings, but it’s held San Francisco to eight while recording a home sweep April 19-21 and winning three at AT&T Park last week. San Diego Padres Vs San Francisco Giants Baseball Betting Picks