May 22nd, 2013
LeBron James has stated that the Miami Heat are not just merely a good team but an All-Time great team. Heat vs Pacers Series Betting Odds reflect the opinion of James listing El Heat as 9 to 1 favorites over a team that outscored them byoo average of 3.0 points per game in three meetings during the regular season. Our NBA Finals Picks experts took a closer look to see if LeBron James and the Heat are truly “The Associations” version of the Harlem Globetrotters. Heat vs Pacers Series Betting Odds have Miami at -900 moneyline at BOVADA Casino!
NBA Finals Picks Analysis :Indiana has some bulk in the paint with big men Roy Hibbert, David West who will be able to extend the series to 6 games. Miami is not the unstoppable force that they are when Dwayne Wade is at 100% health but a host of interject-able pieces at Head Coach Erik Spolestra’s disposal will be enough to win a tougher than expected series. LeBron James was held to a season low 13 points to the Pacers during the regular season and the Heat dropped two games to Indiana during the regular season. The Pacers being listed at +750 moneyline is curiously high considering that Miami dropped two out of three games during the regular season.
Miami is an overlay at 9 to 1 Betting Odds but opting to take the prop bet on the Heat to win the series in 6 games at +350 moneyline is a great buy. The Pacers could catch Miami cold in game 1 and Indiana at home was one of the best bets on the hardwood this year. Miami is 45-3 straight up over their last 48 games and LeBron James w ill find a way to overpower impressive Pacers defender Paul George. Experience will also play a factor with Indiana’s postseason experience paling in comparison to Miami’s.
NBA Finals Picks: Miami Heat Win Series 4-2 +350 ( Wager $3000 to win $10,050)
May 17th, 2013
This Saturday on Showtime Championship Boxing a couple of warriors will duel when Lucas Mattysse vs Lamont Peterson sounds off at 10 PM ET. Lucas Matthysse vs Lamont Peterson Fight Odds opened at Mattyhse -230 but some action on Peterson has dropped the number to -210. Matthysse, 33-2, 31 KO’s, has been on a roll knocking out everyone since losing points to Devon Alexander, who will be appearing on the undercard against Lee Purdy (+1400). Peterson, 31-1-1, 16 KO’s, shook off some early rust to impressively stop KO artist Kendall Holt in his last bout. Our Fight Picks experts broke down the two combatants to see which was the sharp play. Lucas Matthysse vs Lamont Peterson Betting Odds have Peterson at +180 Moneyline ( risk $1000 to win $1800) at BOVADA CASINO!!!!
Fight Picks Analysis: Both of these guys are in their respective primes and the aggressive styles of both fighters should produce a war. Matthysse will try to impose his will with his heavy bodypunches and home run swings but the durable Peterson will be able to stand and trade toe-to-toe with success. Mattysse’s wide punches will be countered by Peterson who should score at least one knockdown in this bout despite being regarded as only a decent banger. Matthysse will have success of his own with punches around Peterson’s peek-a-boo guard but he will not be able to crack the D.C. toughman’s chin. Lucas Matthysse vs Lamont Peterson Fight Odds Total is at 9.5 Rounds with the OVER at -160.
Peterson has the better boxing skills and he has proven himself capable of withstanding bombs from big punchers. Peterson will also be the bigger man and without any testing for P.E.D.’s he could also have his “testosterone” helper with him. Lucas Matthysse can punch with both hands but he is slow and usually takes a few rounds to get warmed up. Peterson should be able to build an early lead and hold on for a close decision win.
Fight Picks Play: Lamont Peterson +180
May 17th, 2013
All eyes will be on Orb when the Kentucky Derby winner trots out for the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes this Saturday as an even money favorite. 2013 Preakness Stakes Odds initially opened Orb as a +150 moneyline favorite but after the Derby winner drew the rail the odds headed south in a hurry. Drawing the rail however, makes little difference to the closer Orb however who was in 18th at one point in the Kentucky Derby. Our Preakness Stakes picks experts broke down the field of 9 for the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby.Wager on the 2013 Preakness Stakes Odds BOVADA Racebook !!!!
1. +100 Orb – This guy has the right pilot in Joel Rosario and the necessary gas tank to outclass this group but the odds are slim. While our Preakness Stakes Picks staff likes this horse we do not view this guy as invincible by any stretch of the imagination. Having to rely on a perfect close coming from behind the pack is a tough way to earn a living and some of the front-runners could be hard to catch.
2. +500 Mylute – No reason why this horse really should be given such a small number even against a field of 9. Female Jockey Josie Napravnik has been drawing some “public” action and an uninspiring 5th place finish in the Derby did nothing to think that Mylute can upset Orb.
3. +600 Departing – We like this horse and not only because the “wiseguys” do. On fresh legs with a favourable pace Departing should be able to show it’s blue-chip clas, Departinhg has an underrated jockey in who will provide the type of ride that this stallion didn’t get in the Louisiana Derby from C-level jockey B.J. Hernandez.
4. +800 Goldencents – This guy has the one of the shadiest trainer in the game in Doug O’Neil, a character who probably shouldn’t be allowed near a racehorse. Nonetheless, this horse is being given a favorable price tag and shouldn’t be overlooked despite an awful showing at the Derby.