Newton’s Third Law reveals that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. When it comes to betting on the NBA, such an observation is worth repeating. Everybody under the sun has discussed how the addition of LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers makes the franchise a legitimate title contender, but we shouldn’t dismiss how the rest of the league is reacting.
While the Cavs have shot up to the top of the sportsbook (3/1 to win the NBA championship), the Miami Heat, who reigned supreme there up until the day of the Decision, has fallen down the list.
The Heat managed to retain Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade while adding solid fringe stars like Luol Deng and Josh McRoberts, but is that enough for basketball fans to take a wager on the team’s 25/1 odds of going all the way?
The offseason definitely wasn’t a success in South Beach, but the team shouldn’t be ruled out as an Eastern Conference contender. Consider them a team in limbo while the landscape of the league readjusts in 2014-2015. Take advantage of the uncertainty by betting on the NBA before the dust settles.
Well rested and ready to power through the final stretch, the Milwaukee Brewers are looking to bounce back in their first series after the All-Star Break. Prior to the hiatus, things went from bad to worse for the NL Central leader. They’re still 16/1 to win the World Series, but can Ryan Braun and company fortify their division lead before it’s too late?
The Brewers emerged as unlikely contenders in the beginning of the 2014 campaign. As months passed, they refused to let up. The team has high expectations to live up to after their temporary foray as this season’s best team.
It’s quite possible that Milwaukee is a legitimate contender but is simply experiencing a dry spell. It’s also possible that their initial success was a flash of luck. Either way, their MLB odds are bound to shift depending on their weekend series against the NL East leading Washington Nationals.
Pull up a seat as the rag tag group of Jonathan Lucroy, Scooter Gennett and Carlos Gomez push the limits of this franchise’s capabilities.
Golf fans are readying themselves for the Open Championship set to take place at the Royal Liverpool. Despite many high-profile stars attending the event, there is no obvious betting favorite. Members of the golf betting community may struggle as choosing the correct winner will require a little bit of luck and an intense knowledge of the game.
The sheer number of contenders scheduled to compete at the Open Championship serve as a reminder of why we love the game as much as we do. High profile stars like Tiger Woods and Rory McIlory will be out there pushing for success, but the sportsbook owes them nothing and neither do you.
In fact, the golf odds available for this year’s British Open are a bit surprising. Adam Scott currently leads a well-balanced field, but he’s only 12/1 to outright win the Open Championship. Reigning champion Phil Mickelson is just 20/1 to win.
Woods (18/1) and McIlroy (16/1) are worth consideration given their reputations, but so are FedExCup point leader Jimmy Walker (80/1) and former Open Championship winner Darren Clarke (200/1).
With so many worthy contestants, this year’s third major championship is ripe for the plucking. The plethora of legitimate betting options makes the golf odds all the more appealing to fans looking to weigh in on the tournament. Think you know how it will all unfold?
While the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals get much of the credit for NL Central division’s prestige, they’re not the only clubs capable of dealing damage in 2014. This weekend both the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates will collide, showing what the other contenders are made of.
The Cincinnati Reds are 25/1 to win the World Series. That’s not bad for a team that, on paper, isn’t even second in its own division. Ranked third behind the aforementioned Brewers and Cardinals, the Reds are still a solid contender in a competitive division.
Trailing division leader Milwaukee by just 2.5 games, anything can happen for Cincinnati. This weekend they’ll face a test with the Pirates who sit just two games behind them. With four contenders separated by a total of 4.5 games, and two wild card berths available in the National League, there will be a heated race down the stretch.
Naturally, both critics and MLB betting experts alike will be eager to see Pittsburgh and Cincinnati in action against one another. Think you know how the NL Central will unfold?
They played without Neymar, but don’t think that the goal scorer’s presence would have quelled Germany’s relentless offensive attack in the semifinals this week. Falling in dramatic fashion by a 7-1 score line, the host nation stepped aside as the Germans took the lead. Germany is -150 to win the World Cup.
Now charged with the task of handling either Argentina or the Netherlands, Germany has to figure out how to thrive down the stretch. Every World Cup, the German squad winds up on the contending shortlist, but they haven’t managed to win since 1990.
Their drought could end this year. Can Thomas Müeller, with five goals and three assists to his name, continue to pace the German juggernaut program? Those are questions the soccer betting community must answer.
Germany pushed ahead of Brazil early in their semifinal showing and never looked back. Can they replicate the feat against a team that isn’t reeling from the loss of their superstar?
There’s only one way to find out.
We’re nearly a month into World Cup action, and the field has shrunk to four. With just two rounds remaining, host nation Brazil and three of the finest international soccer programs will square off for quadrennial bragging rights. Will the semis and finals unfold as the World Cup odds suggest?
Leading the pack of contenders are Lionel Messi and Argentina. They are +240 to win the World Cup, and those odds are no doubt influenced by the fact that they won’t have to tackle Germany or Brazil in the semifinals. The Argentinians will hope to ride the contributions of their superstar, who has already tallied four goals in five matches.
Brazil and Germany are both +250 to win the cup, and they are two of the most formidable squads soccer fans have seen in a while. Over the course of the World Cup, Germany has looked every bit the familiar contender it has always been. The Germans can now make a push for their first championship since 1990.
Brazil, in contrast, won it all back in 2002 and hopes to follow that up with a 2014 victory in honor of recently injured teammate Neymar, who will miss the remainder of the tournament.
Rounding out the top four are the reigning runner ups – the Dutch. The Netherlands defied soccer odds en route to the World Cup finals in 2010. Can they do it again in 2014, and would they even qualify as underdogs?
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While Rafael Nadal’s stranglehold on clay surface success begins to ease up, a hungry field of ATP competitors is ready and waiting to take his place on the throne. Don’t get us wrong, Rafa remains the tennis betting favorite with 5/4 odds of winning the French Open, but he has had some vulnerabilities exploited in 2014 already.
Having most recently fallen to chief rival Novak Djokovic at the Italian Open earlier this month, Nadal will need to scramble if he intends on reestablishing himself as the overwhelming favorite whenever the conversation turns to clay. He’s looked effective on clay this season, sure, but he’s also looking uncharacteristically mortal.
At the French Open he’ll face stiff competition from not only Djokovic, but also less heralded tennis betting options like Stanislas Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori and Grigor Dimitrov. Is the Big Four Era on the verge of collapse?
Could those relatively new names, or perhaps even Nadal’s fellow ATP veterans like Roger Federer, Andy Murray or countryman David Ferrer spoil his bid for a ninth win at Roland Garros in the 10 seasons?
It’s time to find out.
Still reeling from their tragic collapse down the stretch in Game 6 of last year’s NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs are hell-bent on getting back and righting their wrongs. On Wednesday, Tim Duncan and company will look to take a two-game lead over Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
With their slight lead in the Western Conference Finals and their 5/4 odds of winning the NBA championship, the Spurs are league favorites in the sportsbook. The veteran club’s display of poise in Game 1, coupled with Miami’s unexpected loss to Indiana in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, have fans and critics reconsidering the San Antonio team whose window many thought had closed for good this time.
Trailing in the series, OKC has 13/2 odds on the NBA Futures, not bad for a perennial contender with the league’s MVP on roster. Can Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook find a way to keep the Thunder in the series and return to the Finals? Let’s not forget that it was Oklahoma City who fell to Miami in the Finals in 2012 before San Antonio fell in 2013.
Get an idea of what to expect in the West – and whether or not either of these squads could beat the Heat when push comes to shove – at Game 2 this Wednesday.
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San Jose, Costa Rica – May 14, 2014 – Americas Cardroom today announced a move to serve players only in markets without state-licensed poker sites. The online poker site today announced that, effective immediately, players in New Jersey, Delaware, and Nevada will no longer be eligible to play real money online poker at Americas Cardroom.
“Our goal at Americas Cardroom is to build a poker community where players come first. But we also strive to play fairly. As a result, our network has decided to stop serving players in New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware due to the availability of a regulated poker market in those states,” stated Americas Cardroom spokesperson Michael Harris.
Americas Cardroom has traditionally offered online poker players around the world access to play the game they love, even those players living in markets where there is no express licensing/regulation of local operators.
With Nevada, Delaware, and New Jersey now allowing their respective residents to play on licensed, local state poker sites, Americas Cardoom’s network, the Winning Poker Network, has decided to no longer serve players in those markets.
Players already accessing WPN who reside in the three states will have access to their accounts to close out their balances. Real money play from residents in those states will no longer be permitted.
Commented Harris, “We’re growing extremely rapidly outside of the three regulated markets, so players can expect to see lots of action at the tables and guarantees that surpass what’s promised. What’s more, we’re happy to welcome players from the three regulated states to our land-based tournaments, including the upcoming LSOP Millions II in Panama and the Punta Cana Poker Classic in Dominican Republic.”
So your Super Bowl pick didn’t pan out last season, join the club. Still, that doesn’t mean that all hope is lost for 2014. In fact, fresh off of the annual entry draft, clubs throughout the professional football ranks are reevaluating their NFL odds. It’s a good time, for example, to be the Houston Texans.
With Jadeveon Clowney now in the mix alongside J.J. Watt, the Texans boast a nightmarish defensive unit that could very well change the tide of the AFC South. For that reason, despite their two victories in 2013, Houston has 40/1 odds of winning Super Bowl XLIX.
Clowney himself, the South Carolina Gamecock terror, has 2/1 odds of winning the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award next season, and an over/under sack total set at 9 – not bad for a first year linebacker.
Will the 6’5” wrecking ball give new life into a franchise coming off of an uncharacteristic down year? Bet on the NFL rookie class, or the Super Bowl outright, if you think you know the answer.
The Chicago White Sox aren’t exactly frontrunners to win the World Series this fall, what with their 75/1 MLB futures and all, but their first-year first-baseman José Abreu has given them every reason to feel special. In his premier season out of the Cuban league, Abreu has taken the major league by storm.
Abreu’s impact from an individual perspective has been astronomical. His 15 home runs currently lead the MLB by a considerable margin and his ability to knock in runs and smoke doubles is no less than elite.
This weekend the White Sox will get a chance to chip away at the AL Central Division status quo as they hit the road against a Houston Astros club that hasn’t exactly been gangbusters in 2014.
Last in the American League, Houston has failed to improve upon their business-as-usual basement dwelling. The White Sox would be wise to go all out in hopes of closing the gap that stands between themselves and the Tigers and Royals who sit ahead of them in their division.
In addition to watching how Chicago handles the slate of winnable games, the MLB betting community will pay special attention to the man who’s reinvigorated the franchise. Don’t miss one of the game’s next power hitters.
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(Press Release) San Jose, Costa Rica – April 10, 2014 – Poker players who love to grind have suddenly been shunned by recent changes in the poker landscape. Some US-friendly poker sites are reducing the number of tables during multi-table play leaving a bad taste in the mouths of players and drastically affecting their earning potential. One online poker site has responded by letting the world know that it’s business as usual.
Americas Cardroom is reminding poker players that they can continue to play up to 40 tables simultaneously. That runs in stark contrast to the 4-table maximum allowed for some players at other US-facing sites. Affiliates are also concerned about the changes as those could have a direct impact on their earnings.
Americas Cardroom’s VIP program remains open to everyone while certain US-sites are removing players from the program. What’s more, Americas Cardroom continues to be the top choice for poker grinders, thanks to The Beast, which awards tens of thousands in cash each week, plus free tournament seats.
“We don’t know why some poker sites are making playing poker less lucrative,” stated Americas Cardroom spokesperson Michael Harris. “Poker sites should be fighting hard to increase their player pool. Our philosophy at Americas Cardroom is to build a site that offers so many advantages. We do that with our multi-tabling capabilities. We do that with our Online Super Series, which paid out well over $1.1 million. And we do that with The Beast, which grinders absolutely love.”
Harris notes that Americas Cardroom has seen its player pool increase dramatically over the last year thanks to promotions like The Beast, as well as Sit & Crush, which awards cash and tournament seats to Sit&Go players.
But it’s not just grinders who love Americas Cardroom. The US-friendly online poker site has become a main attraction for land-based tournament players. Americas Cardroom is a main hub for live tournament seats. Players can continue to win their way to several large-scale events including the Punta Cana Poker Classic, LSOP Millions, and other Latin Series of Poker events, which run multiple times per year.
(Press Release) TA XBIEX, MALTA–(Marketwired – April 10, 2014) – April’s New Games Launch Brings Excitement and Additional Winning Opportunities on Both PC and Mobile Platforms.
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With the 2014 Masters Tournament upon us, reigning champion Adam Scott has the opportunity to defend his title and bump himself into the No. 1 spot in the world golf rankings. With 10/1 PGA odds of coming up big at Augusta, oddsmakers seem to think that it’s a distinct possibility.
While Scott technically shares the top spot in the sportsbook with young Rory McIlroy, his pursuit of a back-to-back Masters run gives him the slight advantage in the court of popular opinion.
Other notables who will also have the chance to sneak into that No. 1 spot while Tiger Woods sits this one out are Henrik Stenson and Jason Day. Stenson’s 25/1 Masters odds are intriguing throughout golf betting circles, but his performance of late has been shaky at best. Day trails Scott, McIlroy and Phil Mickelson (12/1) with 14/1 odds of his own.
The Major championship won’t be the same without Tiger in the mix, but Woods, let’s not forget, hadn’t actually won at that level since 2008.
Will there be a new leader atop the rankings list come Monday? It won’t be long before we find out.
(Press Release) San Jose, Costa Rica – April 8, 2014 – It’s not just the upcoming LSOP Millions II that has online poker players excited about the concept of a million bucks. Leading online poker site Americas Cardroom today announced that its $900,000 online poker series paid out nearly $300,000 more than what had been guaranteed, handing out a record $1,176,445 in prize money.
“OSS III was our biggest online poker series to date and we’re thrilled that so many players came out to participate,” state Americas Cardroom spokesperson Michael Harris. “We saw several events pay out way more than what had been guaranteed, including the two $50,000 highroller tournaments which saw their prize pools balloon to over $100,000.”
From March 28th to April 6th, Americas Cardroom had guaranteed $900,000 in over 63 separate online poker tournaments. Buy-ins for the tournaments ranged from just $0.52 to $530. Available tournaments included no-limit and limit Texas Holdem, Omaha Hi/Lo and Pot Limit Omaha events.
OSS III also offered a Championship Leaderboard. Poker players earned points for each event played and ranked on the leaderboard. “Sandymar”, the first place winner, walked away with bragging rights, the OSS III title, and an all-expense paid luxury trip to the 2014 Punta Cana Poker Classic.
With the online poker tournament series wrapped up, all eyes are now focused once again on LSOP Millions II. Americas Cardroom has revealed that they will be sending players to the second installment of the land-based tournament, scheduled for this September. While the LSOP Millions was originally slated to be an annual event, the success of the tournament has prompted to organizers to head back to Panama just six months after the inaugural tournament wrapped.
While OSS III has ended, online poker players don’t have to wait long to play in a large poker tournament. Every day, Americas Cardroom hosts The Big 10, a packed schedule of guaranteed poker tournaments with interesting prize pools. The online poker site will be hosting a $100,000 Guaranteed tournament this Sunday April 13th at 7:00pm EST.