September 15th, 2014
Manny Pacquiao vs Chris Algieri Betting Odds have Pac-Man -1250 with 80% of Fight Picks on fav.
Mayweather vs Pacquiao is still a fantasy floating around in the boxing world with Manny Pacquiao first having to get by Italian contender Chris Algieri. Manny Pacquiao vs Chris Algieri Vegas Odds opened Pacquiao -1250 with 80% of the action on Algieri. Pacquiao, 56-5-2, 38 KO’s, is coming off a convincing 12-round decision over Timothy Bradley and Mayweather vs Pacquiao may finally happen in 2015. Algieri, 20-0, 8 KO’s, earned his right to share the ring with Pacquiao by upsetting Serbian bomber Ruslan Provodnikov as a 5 to 1 underdog. Our Fight Picks sharps broke down the November 22nd 147 lb. bout. Manny Pacquiao vs Chris Algieri Vegas Odds have Algieri +400 underdog (Bet $1000 to win $4000) at BOVADA.LV
Fight Picks Analysis: At 35-years old the Pac-Man might not be the ferocious killer that he once but he can still bring it. Chris Algieri is a spoiler but our sharps don’t expect him to do much more than last the distance against Pacquiao. Algieri, is a strong, tough and well-conditioned kid but against Pacquiao is in a different class. Power, handspeed, agility, defense and natural boxing instinct will favor the Filipino over the overachieving Huntington, NY native. Manny Pacquiao vs Chris Algieri Vegas Odds give Pacquiao a 86% chance of winning
This looks to be a distance fight with both fighters proven to be durable and well-conditioned. The world wants to see Mayweather vs Pacquiao so if a close fight goes to the scorecards Pac-Man will get the nod. Despite Pacquiao’s reputation as a huge puncher he has not knocked out an opponent since 2009 when he stopped Miguel Cotto in the 12th round. Laying -650 on Pacquiao moneyline is rich with his odometer running high, having fought nearly 400 rounds as a professional. Bet the OVER on the Total and Pacquiao by decision proposition.
Fight Picks Play: Manny Pacquiao by decision +180
Manny Pacquiao vs Chris Algeiri Vegas Odds at BOVADA.LV
Pacquiao by KO: -170
Pacquiao by decision: +180
Algieri by decision:+1100
Algieri by KO: +1400
Total: 9.5 Rounds/Over -180
August 14th, 2014
Fight Picks sharps have Hopkins vs Kovalev Vegas Odds at Bernard Hopkins +235
Ring legend Bernard Hopkins will be back in action November 7th from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York when he faces Sergey Kovalev for the I.B.F., W.B.A. and W.B.O. light heavyweight championship. Hopkins vs Kovalev Vegas Odds have Kovalev as a -275 opening moneyline favorite. Hopkins, 55-6-2, 32 KO’s, is still regarded as one of the pound-4-pound best in the game at 49-years young with 494 professional rounds logged. Kovalev, 25-0-1, 23 KO’s, is touted to become one of boxing next great champions but will be taking a step up in class against the legend B-Hop. Our staff gives away a free fight picks play. Hopkins vs Kovalev Vegas Odds have Hopkins as a +235 moneyline underdog at BOVADA.LV
Free Fight Picks Analysis: Hopkins age (49) makes him inviting to bet against but “The Alien” has stayed true to his new moniker, fighting with the vigor of a man 20 years younger. Hopkins was heavily bet against in his last fight against Beibet Shumenov, going from a -900 favorite to only -300 as of fight time. The unheralded top-5 contender Shumenov gave Hopkins a good fight but came up on the short end of a split-decision. Hopkins is a master technician with great defense, accuracy, footwork and toughness. Hopkins vs Kovalev Vegas Odds give Kovalev a 73% chance of winning
The powerful 31-year old Russian Kovalev has blown away B-level competition on his way up the ranks and will face by far his biggest test in B-Hop. “Krusher” is regarded as one of the hardest punching pugilist in boxing with knockout power in every punch. Kovalev’s biggest test came against Brit Nathan Cleverly as a -300 favorite in a bout where Kovalev dominated via 3rd round KO. Despite being so highly regarded, Sergey is relatively untested having only boxed 72 professional rounds.
Free Fight Predictions Summary: Despite his obvious strength, Kovalev was not a top-level amateur and questions remain about his overall ring science. Hopkins is true master at exposing opponents weaknesses and the hittable and sometimes mechanical Kovalev could get taken to school. Kovalev’s best asset is his power but Hopkins has always shown a granite chin. On paper our staff favors Kovalev by a slight margin at -140 moneyline which makes Hopkins a very live underdog. Expect Hopkins to score a close but clear cut decision.
Free Fight Picks Play: Bernard Hopkins +195 (1 UNIT) at BOVADA.LV
November 5th, 2014
Browns vs Bengals Vegas Odds have Cincy -6.5 with 78% of Free NFL Picks Week 10 on the Bengals
A surprising Cleveland Browns team will try to keep things rolling when they travel to Cincinnati to face the Bengals at 8:30PM ET on Thursday Night Football. Browns vs Bengals Betting Odds have Cincinnati -6.5 on the spread with 65% of the action on the Bengals. Cleveland (5-3 SU 4-2-2 ATS) has won four of their last five on the heels of a stingy defense that ranks 8th in points allowed. Cincinnati (5-2-1 4-3-1) is coming off consecutive wins with Jacksonville the most recent victim in a 33-23 route. Which one of these teams can separate themselves in the competitive NFC North? Our ESPN2 News handicappers give away our Week 10 Expert NFL Predictions. Browns vs Bengals Betting Odds Moneyline have Cleveland at +235 underdogs (Bet $100 to win $235) at BOVADA.LV
Free NFL Picks Week 10 Analysis: This is a sharp line but the Bengals defense should have enough to cover in an important AFC North battle. Cincy has the slightly better quarterback in Andy Dalton and a Bengals pass-defense that ranks #1 in pass-efficiency should keep a banged up Browns receiving core at bay. Bengals All-Pro wide receiver A.J. Green could be the star in this one with Dalton having plenty of time to throw.Cleveland has not been able to run the ball and a one-dimensional Browns offense could face many 3rd and long situations. Browns vs Bengals Total is at 44.5 points at BOVADA.LV
A night game on Thursday Night Football is worth a healthy +4.0 points on the spread for Cincinnati. The Bengals also have a slight edge on special teams. The status of Cleveland tight end Cameron Jordan and Bengals starters RB Giovanni Bernard and CB Leon Hall should be monitored closely. Bet the more talented team in prime-time to come through with a big win.
Free NFL Picks Week 10 Play: Bengals -6.5
November 3rd, 2014
Colts vs Giants Vegas Odds have Andrew Luckand Indianapolis -3.5 with 69% of free NFL picks on IND
Monday Night Football will be an air show with NFL gunslingers Andrew Luck and Eli Manning squaring off at 8:30 PM ET from MetLife Stadium. Colts vs Giants Vegas Odds have IND -3.5 with 69% of the action on the betting favorite. Indianapolis (5-3 SU 6-2 ATS) has looked like a Super Bowl caliber squad at times but were on the losing end of a shootout with Pittsburgh in week 9. New York (3-4 SU 3-4 ATS) has underachieved an are hoping a bye week will help them refocus on pigskin after consecutive losses. Eli Manning already owns Super Bowl hardware but can the mercurial rising Andrew Luck win on the road in the bright lights of MNF? Our handicappers give away our free NFL Picks for Monday Night Football. Colts vs Giants Vegas Odds have New York as +165 moneyline underdogs (Bet $100 to win $165) at BOVADA.LV
Free NFL Picks Analysis: It’s tough to bet against a superstar in the making in Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (99.2 passer rating) but quietly Eli Manning (96.8 passer rating) is having a fine year in his own right. Manning and his long time captain, head coach Tom Coughlin have had an extra week to prepare for Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis hype machine. Coughlin is still one of the better coaches in the game and with his team’s back to the wall with a 3-4 record he will have his men ready. Luck could find his explosive big-play wideout T.Y. Hilton blanketed by fine New York cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Colts vs Giants Vegas Odds Total is at 50.5 points
A rowdy New York crowd will make an Indianapolis team that has difficulty running the ball vulnerable in 3rd and long situations when the Giants quick pass-rushers can pin their ears back. Luck is one of the best to come along in a while but he is coming off a game where he tossed two INT’s, proof that he is still not yet Peyton Manning. Play a Giants team desperate to stay in the playoff hunt on Monday Night Football.
Free NFL Picks Play: New York Giants +3.5 @ BOVADA.LV
Colts vs Giants Tale-Of-The-Tape
Home-Field: New York +4.0
Intangibles: New York +1.0
Actual Spread: Indianapolis -1.5
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October 19th, 2014
Miami Dolphins vs Chicago Bears Vegas Odds have CHI at -3 with 67% of free NFL Picks Week 7 on CHI
Two middling NFL squads clash on a clear and cool Sunday afternoon when the Chicago Bears host the Miami Dolphins from Soldier Field at 1 PM ET. Miami Dolphins vs Chicago Bears Vegas Odds have Chicago at -3 on the spread with 67% of the action on the Bears at home. Chicago (3-3 SU 3-3 ATS) turned in arguably their best performance in NFL week 6 with a 27-13 win at Atlanta despite missing four linebackers. Coming off a bye week Miami (2-3 SU 2-3 ATS) suffered a devastating last minute loss to Green Bay 24-27 at home as +3 underdogs. Which one of these teams can separate themselves as contenders in this AFC vs NFC battle? Our expert sharps give away a free NFL Picks week 7 play. Miami Dolphins vs Chicago Bears Vegas Odds at BOVADA.LV
Free NFL Picks Week 7 Analysis: Former Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall could put the screws to his former team with Miami missing a starting safety from a pass-defense that is suspect in coverage. Bears Quarterback Jay Cutler (97.4 passer rating) should out duel streaky Dolphins signal-caller Ryan Tannehill (81.2 passer rating) who is battling a calf injury. The Bears pass-rush led by All-Pro DE Jared Allen should also be able to harass the erratic Tannehill into mistakes. Miami Dolphins vs Chicago Bears Vegas Odds Total is at 47.5 points
Miami plays with a lack of passion at times which reflects the personality of their head coach who is anything but a “fireball.” Chicago head coach Marc Trestman is a sharp offensive mind and defensive coordinator Mel Tucker was able to hold Atlanta to just 13 points with an undermanned unit. The Dolphins special teams are among the worst in the NFL and their vaunted pass-rush has unperformed.
Free NFL Picks Week 7 Play: Chicago -8 at BOVADA.LV
NFL Week 7 Miami Dolphins vs Chicago Bears Tale-Of-The-Tape
Home-Field: CHI +3
Actual Spread: Chicago -8
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