February 6th, 2014 · Trust My Bet
Sochi Olympics Odds: Betting Options Abound as Opening Ceremonies Approach
By the end of the work week, the 2014 Sochi Games will be officially underway and that means that a weekend of betting on the Winter Olympics is well within reason. Whether prepping for a specific event or just hoping to enjoy the quadrennial festivities in general, there are plenty of ways to get ready for the events. Fortunately the sportsbook is ready for all of them.
When it comes to betting on the Sochi Games in general, sports fans are likely going to lean toward their home and native land. Oddsmakers, on the other hand, are unmoved by such biases. As a result, despite the US sending 230 athletes to the games (the most of any country), Norway is the favorite to win the most gold medals at the games.
Norway’s 23/20 odds of dominating the Olympics lead America’s 5/2 mark, Germany’s 7/1, Russia’s 9/1, Canada’s 9/1 and every other country in the world. The States, however, thanks to power in numbers, have the highest odds of winning the most Olympic medals (1/1).
Betting on Olympic events is half the fun of engaging with the Winter Games though, so betting lines exist for everything from the outright women’s luge winner to the probability of Jamaica’s fan favorite bobsled to win a medal (a ‘Yes’bet currently pays +5,000).
Most importantly, the Olympics serve as an opportunity for casual and diehard sports fans alike to give in to the temptation of watching event after event for the duration of the two-plus-week celebration. Don’t even leave the couch if you don’t want to – we won’t judge.
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February 2nd, 2014 · NFL Picks
I don’t even need an explanation here. Peyton has been on fire all season long. He will now shut up Pete Carroll and the Seahawks by winning by double digits. The weather is better than anticipated and that will assure that the Broncos will easily cover the 3 point spread.
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January 25th, 2014 · NCAAB Picks
Even though it is on the road and is a Big 10 matchup, I don’t see any way the Boilermakers can keep up with the new fast paced look of the Wisconsin Badgers. Take the Badgers -5 and I am expecting a double digit win. Other plays I had today were Syracuse and the ‘Cuse Over. I also have West Virginia and Kansas State. Unfortunately, they were not posted in time so you choose to believe me or not haha! It is ending up to be a good Saturday and I hope you are reeling in the money as well!
January 23rd, 2014 · NCAAB Picks
What has been a horrible few weeks for the Ohio State Buckeyes will not be getting any better tonight. They are playing host to Illinois tonight in what should be a blowout. However, it won’t be and I can see this game being decided in the last 3 minutes. Of course, Ohio State does have the power to absolutely blow the Illini out of the water, I just don’t see it happening. Both teams are .500 this year against the spread and I really don’t see how Ohio State could be 11 point favorites based on the way they have been playing. I would definitely play Illinois tonight or if you think tonight is the Ohio State really turns it on then I would pass on the game altogether. Under on circumstances would I put anything on Ohio State this evening.
January 22nd, 2014 · MLB News, Trust My Bet
The Yankees won the bidding war. Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka will sign with New York for $155 million over seven years, a source confirmed Wednesday to ESPN’s Buster Olney.
When I first saw this I thought “wow, the Yankees did it again.” Then I started thinking about my Phillies and Doc Halladay. Although there is a significant age gap between the two, seven years is a long time. It’s a long contract, especially for a pitcher. Maybe he will prove me wrong but given the track record of the long term pitching contracts and their decline over the years it seems this might be another bad deal for the Yanks.
But then again I’m just a very confused Phillies fan who was hoping the Bobby Abreu they just signed had a Jr. at the end of his name.