Money Leader Wacha Hits Hill for Cards

Sitting atop the Pitcher Money Won list here at OddsShark, St. Louis Cardinals righthander Michael Wacha will try to pay off for bettors once again on Monday night as he takes on the San Francisco Giants' hitters in MLB betting action.

Wacha is 14-4 with a 2.93 ERA on the season, and he's coming off a victory over the Pirates in which he gave up just two runs on nine hits over six innings. Chris Heston (11-7, 3.38 ERA) gets the ball for the Giants in Monday night's matchup.

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Zero OVERs in Kazmir vs Rays Outings

The OVER hasn't paid out for totals bettors in any of Scott Kazmir's four career starts against the Tampa Bay Rays as the lefthander takes the ball for the Houston Astros on Monday night looking for a payout on the MLB betting lines.

Kazmir is 6-7 with a 2.12 ERA, and when he faced the Rays back on May 22 he was tagged with a loss despite giving up just two earned runs over 5 2-3 innings. Erasmo Ramirez (9-4, 3.59 ERA) will pitch for the Rays on Monday night.

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Rugby World Cup: New Zealand Favorites

Defending Rugby World Cup winner New Zealand is the favorite at the online sportsbooks to win the tournament for the second straight time as teams prepare for the event which runs from September 18 to October 31 in England.


Hamilton Leads Formula 1 Champ Odds

With the drivers of Formula 1 gearing up to return from their summer break it's Lewis Hamilton that sits as the big favorite on the odds to win the 2015 drivers championship at the online sportsbooks.

Formula 1 will be back on the track on August 23 in Belgium, and Hamilton holds a lead on Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in the drivers championship - Hamilton has 202 points on the season, with Rosberg at 181 points. The two drivers have combined to win eight of the 10 races so far this season, with Hamilton claiming five of them.


MLS Cup Betting: Galaxy Odds Favorites

The Los Angeles Galaxy opened the 2015 MLS season as the favorites to repeat as the MLS Cup champions, and midway through the summer they still sit atop those soccer betting odds at the online sportsbooks.


Will New NFL PAT Rule Affect Bettors?

Will sports bettors be praising or cursing the NFL's new single point rule during the 2015 season? How the rule change affects the game - and specifically the game score - will be something to watch in the preseason and the start of the regular season.

For 2015 the NFL has moved single-point converts back to the 15-yard line, making it a 33-yard attempt for kickers. Last season a single point was only a 20-yard kick and the results were almost automatic as teams made 99.3% of those attempts, missing just eight of 1230 on the season.


Belichick Favorite to Win Coach of Year

Bill Belichick has won the AP NFL Coach of the Year award three times in his career, and he enters the 2015 National Football League campaign as the co-favorite on the latest betting props at the online sportsbooks to get the accolade once again this season.


Man Utd Tops Week Soccer Odds Action

Soccer bettors are able to branch back out to Europe again with the Premier League season underway and the Bundesliga getting going this weekend. Here's a look at some of the top betting matchups on the schedule for the week ahead . . .


NFL Preseason Betting Trends Roundup

The Miami Dolphins went 3-1 straight-up and 2-2 against the spread last preseason, and there is a buzz in South Beach that this could be the year they finally end the six-year reign of the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots atop the AFC East.

The Dolphins were the last team to win the division back in 2008, and they have their best team since then. Times were good for Miami between 2008 and 2010, when the team won nine straight preseason games and had a 7-1-1 mark against the spread.


Angels 1-3 in Last Four Santiago Starts

The Los Angeles Angels have been tagged with a loss in three of Hector Santiago's last four starts overall as the lefthander takes the ball for them on Sunday Night Baseball in odds action on the road against the Kansas City Royals.

Santiago is 7-6 with a 2.87 ERA on the season, but he gave up three runs over 5 1-3 innings of work in a loss to the White Sox last time out. Yordano Ventura (7-7, 4.97 ERA) is the probable starter for the Royals for Sunday's matchup.

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