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Kareem Hunt’s Release Barely Moves Chiefs’ Super Bowl Odds
The Kansas City Chiefs have been the top team in the AFC all season long and one of the steadiest in the NFL, but on Friday, their world was rocked.
Monday Night Football Betting Week 13: Redskins at Eagles
All of a sudden in the thick of things in the NFC East. With a big win over the Giants last week, the Eagles have a chance to be tied at the top of the division with a win over the Redskins.
Top AFC West Bets You Should Consider Backing in NFL Week 13
Here are some things for NFL betting fans to consider in Week 13 in the AFC West.
Should NHL Betting Fans Jump on the Surprising Sabres?
Do we buy in on the Buffalo Sabres right now? Or, would that be the cruelest tease of the NHL season?
Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury Betting Preview and Analysis
This weekend’s heavyweight championship fight between WBC titleholder Deontay Wilder and former unified champion Tyson Fury is one of the most intriguing matchups of the year for fans of boxing betting.
Missouri Sports Betting Receives New Push from Lawmakers
Missouri legislators have reiterated their support for a legal sports betting bill, one that could come as soon as next year and help usher in a new region to regulated wagering
Celtics Remain Solid Season-Long NBA Bet Despite Struggles
When top NBA oddsmakers revealed the win totals for all 30 NBA teams this past summer, no one was surprised to see the Celtics at the top of the list in the East at 57.5 wins.
Harper, Machado Signings Set to Shake Up World Series Race
With Josh Donaldson heading to Atlanta on a one-year, $23 million deal, there is a bit more urgency now for teams hoping to sign Manny Machado as a free agent this winter, as the next-biggest infield bat is off the board.
How Injuries to Superstars Affects NHL Midseason Betting
If you bet heavily on any of the preseason favorites to win the Stanley Cup, based on the odds at the time, you’ve gotten some scares of late. This NHL season has seen injuries to some big-time players, and they could have final implications toward their teams’ Cup chances.
Atlanta United Now Overwhelming Favorites to Reach MLS Cup
The Five Stripes demolished the New York Red Bulls to the tune of 3-0 on Sunday night in front of 70,000 fans. They go into the second leg of the MLS Eastern Conference Finals as -2000 favorites.
PSG vs Liverpool Betting Tips: Back Over 3.5 Goals
PSG and Liverpool clash on Wednesday night and it looks like it may be an open Champions League encounter. Matthew Glazier provides tips for this monster clash..
Rhode Island Accepts First-Ever Legal Sports Wagers Monday
While folks headed back to work after the Thanksgiving holiday, Rhode Island opened itself to a brand new form of recreation as the state accepted its first legal sports bets.
Villanova Shortens Title Odds with Upset Win Over #14 FSU
It was a rough start for the defending national champion Villanova Wildcats, but it looks like their season is finally getting started. After bombing out of the Top 25, Nova looks to be back on track with an upset over #14 FSU to take home some early-season silverware in the AdvoCare Invitational.
Melvin Gordon MCL Injury Impacts Chargers’ AFC West Hopes
At 8-3, the Chargers are succeeding somewhat in the shadow of the Los Angeles Rams and tailback Melvin Gordon has been a big part of it. Unfortunately with a lot of football left to play in the regular season, LA could be without the former Wisconsin Badger for a few crucial weeks.
Warriors Remain NBA Favorites As Curry, Green Set to Return
There’s never a bad time for your Hall of Fame point guard to return to the lineup, but the Golden State Warriors getting Stephen Curry back couldn’t be coming at a better time.
Mick McCarthy 5/4 to replace Martin O’Neill as ROI Boss
O'Neill stepped down from the Republic of Ireland job after a string of subpar performances leading bookies to speculate that former boss McCarthy will take the reigns again..
Back Thomas Darby at Ascot on Friday
Thomas Darby looks worth a bet at Ascot on Friday. The five-year-old is favourite after a bumper win at Huntingdon.
Wolves vs Huddersfield Betting: Oppose Wolves at Short Odds
Wolves are not home bankers despite their short price for Sunday’s Premier League encounter.
Fulham Backed to Beat Southampton After Hiring Ranieri
Fulham are now as short as 6/4 at the best soccer betting sites to beat a Saints team whose manager is head of the Sack Race market.
Aston Villa vs Birmingham Betting: Villains Set to Win
Aston Villa could be too strong for their arch-rivals when the teams face off in a Championship derby clash at Villa Park on Sunday.
Ireland Bookmakers Hit with Significant Betting Tax Hikes
Ireland bookmakers were left scrambling when the Irish government confirmed that it will be implementing hefty tax hikes to betting for 2019. The new tax policy calls for betting duty taxes to increase from 1% to 2% on bookmakers, and from 15% to 25% on commissions earned by intermediaries/exchanges.
Netherlands Continue to Wait on Senate for Online Gambling
Jan Suyver and Henk Kesler were appointed six years ago to oversee the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Dutch gaming authority, and were given the main goal of introducing online gambling to the country. Unfortunately, it looks as though the Dutch people will need to wait a little longer to being gambling online.
Bookmakers Expanding Sponsorships in Irish Horse Racing
The recent announced expansion of Betway into Irish horse racing, people have been wondering how many races do sportsbooks actually sponsor in Ireland? The answer: depends what kind of race you’re watching.
Sky TV to Reduce Number of Gambling Ads During Breaks
The broadcasting giant Sky TV confirmed recently their intentions to reduce the number of gambling ads per commercial break by August, 2019. The decision to make the change was announced during Responsible Gambling Week, a national campaign to advocate for safer gambling habits and practices.
Miss. Pushing Other Southern States Towards Sports Betting
The state of Louisiana’s interest in sports betting has been on the rise for years and a desire to compete with other southern states may finally decisively tip the scales.
Cali Tribal Community Working With MGM for Sports Betting
MGM and GVC Interactive announced via a press release that it will be working hand-in-hand with a prominent Californian Native American Tribe.
Seminole Gaming Believes FL Sports Betting Can Still Happen
While a gambling amendment passed during midterm elections has cast some doubt on the future of sports betting in the Sunshine State, a local tribal authority believes there is still a chance for legal wagering.
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The NBA might be the best sports betting league for all the right reasons. The volume of games in a season, the high scoring, and the stars like Steph Curry and LeBron James make it a fun league to follow and bet on. Legendary franchises like the Los Angeles Lakers, primetime games, and extended playoffs make basketball the one of the most intriguing sports to bet on.
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Our expert NBA handicapper Mark Strotman covered the NBA, more specifically the Chicago Bulls, for the better part of a decade. Mark hit on 55% (307-251) of his NBA picks in 2021-22, which includes game picks as well as player props. Mark's winning percentage is right in line with the minimum needed to be profitable sports bettor over the long haul.
Likewise, Evan Sidery, another of our expert NBA handicappers, hovered right around that key number of 55% (53%, 287-259). Evan also has extensive experience covering the NBA as a national reporter for BasketballNews.com, while also contributing to Forbes and SB Nation.
Mark's and Evan's news and analysis articles are specifically geared toward tonight’s matchups, not just a bunch of generic stats. Home court matters in the NBA, but you never know if a team is going to be sitting their star players after a long road trip; our experts stay up-to-date on the latest news/rumors and follow trends to make sure you are not caught off-guard.
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Hockey fans are completely dedicated and loyal to their sport. The most grueling regular season in all of professional sports, with the added bonus of the always exciting Stanley Cup Playoffs, make the sport fun to watch both from the comfort of home and behind the glass.
Gambling on the NHL however, can be perilous if you do not have all the necessary data, like how well a goalie is playing in his last seven games.
A hot goalie can turn the tide on a season or make a home ice advantage disappear. Our hockey expert, Adrian Dater, has nearly three decades worth of experience covering the NHL. Adrian covered the Colorado Avalanche as a beat writer for years prior to joining Bookies.com. This year, Adrian hit on 54% (335-286) and you'd be up roughly $7,000 if you backed him every night.
Adrian knows what he's talking about because he's been around the game for a long time; he studies the game, its stats, and relies on decades of handicapping experience to get the right wager.
Inside knowledge of the NHL is crucial, and that's where having Adrian on our team sets Bookies.com apart. He follows news and information that may be hard to find for the casual fan. Front office moves, coaching hires, skating time on ice, goalie fatigue are all factors. Home ice is not as important in the NHL due to a number of reasons, so our picks will favor road underdogs in closely-matched games.
With the longest season in professional sports, Major League Baseball is the volume bettor’s dream. The sheer number of games allows a player to have a down week or two and still come out on top in the long run.
Baseball, like hockey, requires intimate knowledge of each team’s roster, how hot a pitcher might be, and how a young team performs on the road during a long season. The prospect of a reliable home favorite winning the last game of a three game series might be betrayed by a rookie pitcher who finds his groove.
The league presents unique opportunities because even if your betting wins are less than 50%, you can still turn a profit in baseball. Analytically, betting the favorite all season will net a negative bankroll historically; always betting the underdog nets even more negatives on the bankroll. MLB picks come down to not overreacting to recent trends.
According to our research, teams that hare posted at -150 or higher win 63% of their games in the last decade but because of the high price all those victories combined are still negative on the finish. We deliver the best MLB betting picks.
Bettors have to weigh all this including weather, umpire stats, and the betting trends. Our experts utilize advanced metrics to track all these factors and much more to give you an edge on the intra-divisional rivalries and the big primetime match-ups.
The NBA may be the most exciting, and UFC is likely the most unique, but the NFL is the most popular sport to bet in America and it is not even close. Americans wager more on the NFL than the rest of the professional leagues combined. That’s a fairly astonishing stat given the NFL’s season spans less than half the calendar year.
Betting the NFL has become America’s pastime, all apologies to Major League Baseball. Sportsbooks across the country gear-up annually to provide markets and odds on everything from the draft to preseason games to the Super Bowl.
Bets against the spread are the most popular. Moneylines, totals, props, and futures are also very common wagers. The sportsbooks offer so many ways to bet the NFL that it is nearly impossible to figure out the best way; that’s where our experts do the job for you.
Our expert NFL handicapper, Adam Thompson, has hit on at least 62% of his NFL picks every year since 2019! That crushes the industry standard of 55%, which is viewed as the minimum win percentage needed to be a profitable NFL bettor.
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Adam previously worked as a senior handicapper for SportsLine and CBSsports.com prior to joining the Bookies team, and he uses his years of NFL knowledge and his math skills to craft an amazingly effective power rating system.
Adam dives deeply into every matchup, down to how Tom Brady performs against a particular safety or cornerback to give you the best prop bets for Tampa Bay.
Did you know that the Pittsburgh Steelers' "dominant" defense was particularly weak against the run in 2021? Even with TJ Watt blowing up, the Steelers were dead-last against the run. Easy to understand why opposing running backs consistently covered prop bets vs the Steelers.
When it comes to data, the NFL produces a ton and everyday folks simply don’t have access to everything. Leave that to our professionals with our analytics to make your betting more profitable.
Fighting is the world’s oldest form of sport dating back more than 5,000 years, and if we had records, David had to have been +1400 vs Goliath ... and Philistine money was coming in heavy on the Giant.
UFC is the fastest-growing combat sport in America with its consistent action and Dana White’s impeccable match-making. What makes UFC great is also what makes it difficult to bet.
In fighting, the old saying goes: “Styles make fights,” and betting UFC requires intimate knowledge of the matchup. The style of each fighter, their experiences, and the strength of their opponents reveal much about how the fight is likely to go.
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Adam's massive following on social can attest to his accuracy when it comes to MMA betting, as he routinely nails high value underdog bets.
Adam provides unique, expert analysis and detailed reason with all of his picks. In MMA betting, a young fighter with a great record may get exposed against an experienced fighter that can exploit their weaknesses.
An underdog with better knockout power can end a fight quickly against a more experienced fighter. Adam knows the fighters inside and out, and can pinpoint value in an instant.
If you're serious about MMA betting, you need to be reading Adam's picks. Why? Because betting a fight is dramatically different than betting a game. There is no point spread, the odds can range wildly, and method of victory are all unique to UFC. Parlays, especially, can be quite attractive on fight night. Adam is the go-to source for MMA picks, and it's not even close.
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