Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Chicago Blackhawks vs San Jose Sharks Live Odds – NHL Playoffs Game 2


Chicago Blackhawks vs San Jose Sharks NHL Hockey Betting: Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks will meet on today i.e. 18 May 2010 at 10:00 PM ET in NHL Playoffs Game 2. This match is scheduled at HP Pavilion, San Jose, California.

In the Western Conference, the heavily favoured Chicago Blackhawks are going up against the San Jose Sharks while the Eastern Conference has the Philadelphia Flyers meeting the Montreal Canadiens. The winners of these two best-of-seven tournaments will then meet for the right to hoist the championship Stanley Cup.

If there's any team that should know how tenuous a 1-0 series lead can be in the NHL playoffs it's the Chicago Blackhawks.

The team that had to fight back after losing the opener to win the first two rounds finds itself in an unusual spot now, leading the Western Conference final 1-0 over the San Jose Sharks.

The Blackhawks, in fact, had lost four straight series openers dating to last season before seizing the home-ice advantage by winning 2-1 in Game 1 at the Shark Tank on Sunday. While the Game 1 victory might take some pressure off Chicago heading into Game 2 on Tuesday night.

The Sharks outshot the Blackhawks 45-40, drew five power plays to none for Chicago and controlled the play for long stretches of the game.

Chicago Blackhawks vs San Jose Sharks Match Schedule

Match: Chicago Blackhawks vs San Jose Sharks

Time: 10:00 PM ET

Date: May 18, 2010

Venue: HP Pavilion, San Jose, California

Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic Game 2 NBA Picks and Odds


Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic Live Basketball Odds: The NBA match between Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic will kick off on May 18, 2010 at 8:30 PM ET. This match is scheduled at Amway Arena, Orlando, FL.

The trick shots that had become a ritual after Orlando Magic practices were gone Monday. So were the usual jokes and playful banter.

They were small but telling signs of just how much has changed in the Eastern Conference finals after the Boston Celtics took home-court advantage, shattering the Magic's playoff invincibility.

Orlando will now have to overcome a loss for the first time in more than six weeks when the Magic face the resurgent Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals Tuesday night.

Paul Pierce and the Celtics still have some gas left in the tank, as the 2008 NBA Finals MVP netted 22 points, grabbed nine rebounds and handed out five assists to lead Boston to a 92-88 wire-to-wire victory over the Orlando Magic in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.

While the Magic are trying to prove they can overcome adversity, the Celtics are looking to regain their knockout punch.

The Celtics went ahead 65-45 in the third quarter. Even if the slow start was the rust of a six-day layoff, Magic coach Stan Van Gundy doesn't accept that as an excuse.

Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic Match Schedule

Match: Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic

Time: 8:30 PM ET

Date: May 18, 2010

Venue: Amway Arena, Orlando, FL

Montreal Canadiens vs Philadelphia Flyers NHL Playoffs Game 2 Preview


Montreal Canadiens vs Philadelphia Flyers NHL Hockey Odds: The NHL Playoffs game 2 match between Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers will kick off on May 18, 2010 at 7:00 PM ET. This match is scheduled at Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Jaroslav Halak hit the showers early in another playoff opener. If he rebounds the same way, the Montreal Canadiens will be just fine.

The star goalie was pulled from a 6-0 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers after allowing four goals on 14 shots in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday night.

That won't shatter his confidence, or worry his teammates and coaches. After all, it's nothing new.

Despite 6-0 loss to Philadelphia Flyers in Game 1, the Montreal Canadiens are not worried at all. Jaroslav Halak and the rest of the Canadiens are confident that they would bounce back in Game 2 tonight at 7:00 PM EDT at the Wachovia Center.

Even after Flyers had just handed the Canadiens their worst loss of the Stanley Cup Playoffs this spring, coach Peter Laviolette wasn't ready to call it an A-plus effort. After all, they are facing the team who defeated arguably the two best teams in the NHL.

Montreal Canadiens vs Philadelphia Flyers Match Schedule

Match: Montreal Canadiens vs Philadelphia Flyers

Time: 7:00 PM ET

Date: May 18, 2010

Venue: Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

San Francisco Giants Vs San Diego Padres Baseball Picks

San Francisco Giants Vs San Diego Padres Baseball Picks:

The Giants (21-16) totaled 22 runs while going 2-7 in San Diego last year, and they’ve managed only five runs in their first four games there this season.

In fact, their offense has been punchless against the Padres anywhere in 2010. San Francisco has scored two runs or fewer in each of its seven losses to San Diego, a big reason the surprising Padres (23-15) lead the Giants by 1 1/2 games atop the NL West. Check out San Francisco Giants Vs San Diego Padres Baseball Picks

Cleveland Indians vs Tampa Bay Rays Preview, Odds – 18 May 2010


Cleveland Indians vs Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Betting Odds: Cleveland Indians and Tampa Bay Rays will meet on 18 May 2010 at 1:10 PM ET. This match will takes place at Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Even with their offense in a relative slump, the Tampa Bay Rays' pitching has sparked the best team in the majors to another three-game winning streak.

David Price has done plenty of winning in his second full season, and he can become the first AL pitcher to six victories Tuesday afternoon as the Rays try to finish a two-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians.

Tampa Bay (27-11) has totaled nine runs and one home run while batting .214 in its last three games, but its steady staff has allowed six runs over that stretch, helping the team to three one-run victories.

The Indians (15-21) have won 17 in a row against the Rays at home, but they've dropped four straight and six of their last seven in St. Petersburg.

Cleveland hopes to get outfielder Grady Sizemore back Tuesday after he missed Monday's game with a bruised left knee, but the team will be without shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, who is expected to go on the disabled list after breaking his left forearm diving for a groundball Monday.
Cleveland Indians vs Tampa Bay Rays Match Schedule

Match: Cleveland Indians vs Tampa Bay Rays

Time: 1:10 PM ET

Date: May 18, 2010

Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Florida Marlins Baseball Odds and Predictions


Arizona Diamondbacks vs Florida Marlins Online Baseball Betting:The MLB match between Arizona Diamondbacks and Florida Marlins will kick off on May 18, 2010 at 1:10 PM ET. This match is scheduled at Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida.

While winning their series opener against the Florida Marlins, the Arizona Diamondbacks showed signs that they might be emerging from their recent slump.

With the way Marlins starter Josh Johnson has pitched at Sun Life Stadium over the past couple of seasons, however, the Diamondbacks could find it more difficult to earn another victory Tuesday.

Arizona (16-23) snapped a seven-game slide with a 11-1 win in Atlanta on Saturday but were beaten 13-1 the following day. The Diamondbacks bounced back from that rout Monday night with a 5-1 victory over the Marlins.

The Marlins could also be missing one of their best hitters after Hanley Ramirez was benched Monday for failing to hustle on a second-inning error. Ramirez, who had fouled a ball off his left shin in the opening frame, accidentally kicked Tony Abreu's single about 100 feet toward the left-field corner.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Florida Marlins Match Schedule

Match: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Florida Marlins

Time: 1:10 PM ET

Date: May 18, 2010

Venue: Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida

Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers Live Match Preview and Picks


Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers Baseball Lines: Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers both teams are looking for a gunning victory. Both of these teams will meet on today i.e. on May 18, 2010 at 1:05 PM ET. This match will takes place 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.

After having the opener of their two-game series against Chicago postponed by rain Monday night, the Tigers look to continue their dominant play at home Tuesday afternoon.

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.

The Tigers took two of three from the Red Sox with a 5-1 win Sunday. Ramon Santiago hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning and Armando Galarraga gave up one run in 5 2/3 innings in his first start of the season.

Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers Match Schedule

Match: Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers

Time: 1:05 PM ET

Date: May 18, 2010

Venue: Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan

Minnesota Twins vs Toronto Blue Jays Preview and MLB Odds – 18/5/10


Minnesota Twins vs Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Betting Picks: Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays will meet on 18 May 2010 at 12:37 PM ET. This match will takes place at Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

The big hits Toronto has been collecting all season were nowhere to be found in its series opener against the Minnesota Twins, who got plenty of offense to easily end the Blue Jays' four-game winning streak.

Shaun Marcum looks like the ideal candidate to get them back on track.

Marcum is coming off perhaps his best start as he continues his impressive recovery from Tommy John surgery, and he'll try to improve to 3-0 this month when the Blue Jays wrap up their two-game set with the first-place Twins on Tuesday afternoon at Rogers Centre.

Marcum (2-1, 2.78 ERA) was an up-and-coming starter after going 21-13 with a 3.77 ERA from 2007-2008, but he missed all of last season after having reconstructive elbow surgery.

Minnesota Twins vs Toronto Blue Jays Match Schedule

Match: Minnesota Twins vs Toronto Blue Jays

Time: 12:37 PM ET

Date: May 18, 2010

Venue: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Milwaukee Brewers vs Cincinnati Reds Live Odds and Preview


Milwaukee Brewers vs Cincinnati Reds Live Baseball Betting Odds: The MLB match between Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds will kick off on May 18, 2010 at 12:35 PM ET. This match is scheduled at Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Outstanding pitching has spurred Cincinnati's surprising surge to the top the NL Central. The Reds' chances of remaining there depend largely on starters such as Homer Bailey continuing their recent success.

Coming off the best performance of his career, Bailey takes the mound Tuesday as the Reds try to sweep a two-game home set with the struggling Milwaukee Brewers.

A 6-3 win over Milwaukee (15-23) kept Cincinnati (22-16) in first place for a second straight day, one-half game ahead of defending Central champion St. Louis. The Reds, who moved into the top spot by taking two of three from the Cardinals over the weekend, are in that position this late into a season for the first time since 2006.

Gomes completed a five-run rally in the seventh inning by hitting a three-run homer, and the Reds earned themselves a second straight day in first place by beating the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 on Monday night.

Gomes' homer off Todd Coffey (1-1) sent the Reds to their eighth victory in nine games, a surge that moved them into the top spot in the NL Central -- a place they haven't been so deep into a season since 2006.

Milwaukee Brewers vs Cincinnati Reds Match Schedule

Match: Milwaukee Brewers vs Cincinnati Reds

Time: 12:35 PM ET

Date: May 18, 2010

Venue: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio

NFL: Sanchez Back Throwing

The start of the NFL regular season, and training camp for that matter, is still a few months away but some teams have begun Organized Team Activities (OTA), case in point, the New York Jets.

The Jets practiced on Monday and according to ESPN, second-year QB Mark Sanchez was there too, although he only practiced lightly — he underwent surgery on his left knee in early-February.

ESPN says that Sanchez “light quarterback drills” and saw limited action in a “7-on-7 session.”

How Sanchez performs this season will go a long way in determining the New York Jets’ fortunes.

As it stands, Sanchez, newly signed RB LaDainian Tomlinson and the rest of the Jets are listed at +600 to take the AFC championship and +1200 to take the Super Bowl.

The Jets open Week 1 of the regular season as part of the Monday night double-header, hosting the Baltimore Ravens and listed as 3-point favorites in Prospective Week 1 betting.

Dating back to their days in Cleveland, Baltimore has given the New York Jets all they can handle in the last seven games, going 1-6 straight up and against the spread.

MLB: BoSox, Yanks Finish Two-Gamer

The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees finish their current two-game series and it should be a dandy as Josh Beckett goes for the BoSox and CC Sabathia for the Yanks.

The Yankees are -200 home faves, the Red Sox are +170 and the Total is set at 9.

The Bronx Bombers have feasted on the Red Sox at home, currently riding an eight-game winning streak (8-0 straight up) and they have also done well against Boston in their last 20 overall, going 14-6 SU.

In Beckett’s last nine starts against the Yanks in the Big Apple, his teams (Boston and Florida) have gone 6-3 SU.

Sabathia meanwhile, is 11-1 SU in his last 12 home starts for the Pinstripes and at the same time, there has only been 1 Over and 11 Unders.

The Yankees and Red Sox are both chasing the Tampa Bay Rays for the American League East division lead and are listed at -250 and +700 respectively in AL East division winning futures.

Marion Bartoli vs Klara Zakopalova Preview - WTA Polsat Warsaw Open


Marion Bartoli vs Klara Zakopalova Match Preview - Sportsbook: The WTA Polsat Warsaw Open Tennis match between Marion Bartoli and Klara Zakopalova will kick off on May 18, 2010. This match is scheduled at Warsaw, Poland.

Marion Bartoli has Current WTA Rank of 14 and she has Played 7 WTA Tournaments. And the other details of Marion Bartoli are Hardcourt: 10-4 , Clay: 1-3, Carpet: 0-0, Grass: 0-0 and WTA Record: 11-7.

Klara Zakopalova has Current WTA Rank of 78 and she has Played 7 WTA Tournaments. The other details of Klara Zakopalova are Hardcourt: 2-2, Clay: 3-5, Carpet: 0-0, Grass: 0-0 and WTA Record: 5-7.

Marion Bartoli and Klara Zakopalova played up to today 1 Games.
Last time Marion Bartoli and Klara Zakopalova played a Match within the WTA Tournament ECM Prag Open played on Clay Court on 12/05/07.

Marion Bartoli vs Klara Zakopalova Match Schedule

Match: Marion Bartoli vs Klara Zakopalova

Date: May 18, 2010

Tournament: WTA Polsat Warsaw Open

Venue: Strasbourg, France

Football Champions League final: Franck Ribery’s Champions League final ban.

The Frenchman was banned for three games for his red card on the first-leg of the Champions League semi-final clash with Lyon, as the sending off was classed as violent conduct.

Bayern Munich have accepted the Court of Arbitration’s decision to uphold Franck Ribery’s Champions League final ban.


Bayern felt that the decision was incorrect, and instead Ribery’s red card should have been classed as dangerous foul play instead, which would have resulted in a one game ban, which the winger has already served.

However, the Court of Arbitration have claimed that, due to legal reasons, they could not overturn UEFA’s decision, which Bayern have reluctantly accepted.

"FC Bayern Munich must and will accept and respect the judgement of the CAS," the Bundesliga club said in a press release.

"FC Bayern Munich took every legal route possible in the interest of the club, their supporters and of course Franck Ribery."

The move means that Ribery could well have played his final game for the German side, having intimated that he would be looking to move clubs in the summer, with both Chelsea and Real Madrid believed to be chasing his signature.

Virginie Razzano vs Kai-Chen Chang Live Tennis Odds


Virginie Razzano vs Kai-Chen Chang Live Tennis Betting Odds: The WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg Tennis match between Virginie Razzano and Kai-Chen Chang will kick off on May 18, 2010. This match is scheduled at Strasbourg, France.

Virginie Razzano is not in any kind of form right now to win tennis matches if you ask me but she is here on business this week because she is well aware that she has quite a few points to defend at the French Open next week.

The Tennis Player Virginie Razzano and Kai-Chen Chang played up to today no Games together.

Currently no Tennis Result Series known for the Players Virginie Razzano and Kai-Chen Chang.

Virginie Razzano vs Kai-Chen Chang Match Schedule

Match: Virginie Razzano vs Kai-Chen Chang

Date: May 18, 2010

Tournament: WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg

Venue: Strasbourg, France

Jeremy Chardy Vs Viktor Troicki live Tennis Match

Jeremy Chardy Vs Viktor Troicki live Tennis Match
The French team is in a strong position at the moment in this year’s ARAG World Team Cup, following a 2-1 victory over home nation Germany yesterday. They will be in with a great chance of topping the Blue Group if they can overcome Serbia in this tie.

This match will be played after Paul-Henri Mathieu and Dusan Lajovic have done battle, a match that is likely to go in Mathieu’s favour and hand France a 1-0 lead. It should be noted that Lajovic is one of the younger players on the tour though, and his current ranking of five hundred and fifth in the world might not be an accurate representation of his ability.

This match presents itself as a potentially even encounter. These two opponents have never played against each other on the ATP World Tour, and their ranking positions are only separated by the presence of six other players. This is a crucial matchup, and this showdown could go right down to the wire.

Richard Gasquet Vs Lukas Lacko live

 Richard Gasquet Vs Lukas Lacko

Live Tennis: Richard Gasquet Vs Lukas Lacko Live Match

Richard Gasquet is not seeded this year in the Open de Nice Cote d’Azur, but stands out as a player capable of doing very well here. He meets world number seventy-two, Lukas Lacko, in the first round today, and will be hoping to get through with minimum fuss.

Lacko is a capable opponent, but hasn’t won a match on a clay court yet this season. In fact, Lacko is yet to put together a notable run in any tournament so far this year. He goes into this match looking for a chance to turn things around, though he’ll need to up his game to get anything from Gasquet.

Gasquet is currently ranked sixty-eighth in the world, a ranking that does not properly reflect his ability. His victory in Bourdeaux last week, where he overcame opponents such as Olivier Rochus and Michael Llodra, demonstrates this. He will want to get off to a good start tomorrow in order to maintain this form and get back into a position that will enable him to compete in Masters events.

If current form is anything to go by, Gasquet should do well today. His performance today may give us an inkling about whether or not he’s playing well enough to give the seeded players a scare, and should make enjoyable viewing.

England World Cup Squad Surprised Gary Neville

Manchester United captain expected different picks from Fabio Capello

Manchester United captain Gary Neville has admitted that whilst he accepts the fact that he was not included in Fabio Capello’s 30-man preliminary World Cup squad, he was surprised that the Italian only included one specialist right-back in his party that will travel to a pre-tournament training camp in Austria.

"I wouldn't say I'm overly disappointed not to be in the initial 30-man England World Cup squad," he said.

"I thought there was a chance I could get in but I was under no illusions how tough it would be, after not being named in the squad for a year.

"I'm slightly surprised there is only one right-back in the entire squad, but I'm probably more surprised Wes Brown isn't in the 30."

Neville also claimed that he felt there was some desperation involved in the Italian’s attempts to persuade Paul Scholes to come out of international retirement.

"Capello spoke to Paul but he retired a few years ago and he's not the type to go back on that,” added the 35-year-old

"I'm not surprised Capello tried to get him out of retirement because, if there is one player I would try to bring back, it is Scholes.

"Capello maybe got a bit desperate at the last minute and wanted Scholes because he is still probably the country's best midfielder - but Scholes stuck to his guns."

Source@bettingpro

Isner Vs Almagro Live Match: ARAG ATP World Team Championship

Tournament: ARAG ATP World Team Championship. 
Season 2010.
Date: 18 May 2010


Isner vs Almagro Preview & Live





John Isner and Nicolas Almagro could be of huge importance to how this week’s tournament turns out.

Isner and Sam Querrey put the American team in a strong position last night by winning their doubles clash against Australia. Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan were expected to play last night, but did not manage to get back from Madrid in time, having made the final in the Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open. 

Isner will be attempting to make the most of his big serve in this match, though Almagro is a tough opponent on clay. That said, Almagro failed to break Tomas Berdych’s serve at all yesterday, and will seriously struggle against Isner if his returning is of a similar standard today.

With so much to play for, this should be an intense match. Isner is just about the favourite, though Almagro is likely to raise his game with Spain’s chances of winning the event at stake. This match is followed by Sam Querrey v Daniel Gimeno-Traver, which may even decide the tie

Zeballos Vs Kohlschreiber: ARAG ATP World Team Championship Live

Tournament: ARAG ATP World Team Championship.
Season 2010.
Date: 18 May 2010

Standings
                Points    Matches    Sets
ARG          0:0         1:0           2:0
GER          0:0         1:1           2:3
 Watch Live Zeballos Vs Kohlschreiber ARAG ATP World Team Championship

Los Angeles Dodgers Vs Houston Astros Live Baseball Betting

Los Angeles Dodgers Vs Houston Astros Live Baseball Betting

The Dodgers haven’t won nine straight since an 11-game run July 28-Aug. 8, 2006.

Los Angeles’ relievers have allowed two earned runs, nine hits and five walks over their last 20 innings.

“The only common denominator is that we have pitched,” Torre told the team’s website. “We’re playing well as a team. Andre (Ethier) not in the lineup is a blow to us, but we’ve shown a lot of determination.”

Kuroda (4-1, 2.66 ERA) will try to keep that momentum going with his sixth quality start in eight outings this season. The right-hander allowed three runs over 7 1-3 innings in a 6-3 win Wednesday in Arizona, where he took a line drive off the head Aug. 15. Check out more at our Sportsbook