U.S. Open Odds: Lowry Leads the Pack

Prior to tee-off on the final day of the 116th U.S. Open, some very unfamiliar faces top the leaderboard.

Due to darkness, a lot of golfers didn't get a chance to complete their third rounds on Saturday. As a result, they'll finish those up this morning before starting the final round.

Shane Lowry leads the pack at 6-under entering Sunday, with Dustin Johnson (3-under), Lee Westwood (2-under), Daniel Summerhays (2-under), Branden Grace (1-under) and Andrew Landry (1-under) right behind him.


Finals Game 7 Is Short 1 Point

Have you seen a point lying around somewhere? 

The Cleveland Cavaliers seem to have lost one since Game 6 tipped off. Before then, the Warriors were set as 6-point favorites for Game 7. Once the Cavs actually won Game 6, the line opened at 4.5 and has since moved to 5

So that’s an important element to understand for the odds for Game 7 before you place a bet. There’s a missing point here simply because the game is actually going to be played. Which doesn’t make any sense. 


UNDER Hot When Rays, Giants Meet

To say the Tampa Bay Rays have had a crazy start to the regular season would be an understatement. After going 2-11, they rattled off nine victories in their next 11 before losing one to Seattle and two to the San Francisco Giants. Tampa will tangle with the Giants once again at AT&T Park on Sunday.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
  • The Rays are 0-4 in their last 4 interleague home games.
  • The OVER is 5-2 in Peavys last 7 road starts.

Jake Peavy and Jake Orodizzi are expected to get the start for the Giants and Rays, respectively. Peavy (3-6, 5.83 ERA) has held two of his last three opponents without a run while winning both contests, but they’re his only triumphs in his past nine outings. Odorizzi has completed more than six innings just once in his last eight starts and is 3-1 with a 3.74 ERA over that span.

San Fran outfielder Gregor Blanco is on an absolute tear for his team right now. Blanco is 9-for-20 with four RBI during a five-game hitting streak.

Game ID: 

Price Having Issues With the Long Ball

Boston’s starting pitching has been crucial to its success in the 2016 MLB campaign, but it hasn’t been as fluid as they were hoping for. Boston faces off against Seattle on Sunday.

Shark Bites
  • The Mariners are 1-5 in Walkers last 6 starts.
  • The OVER is 9-1-1 in the last 11 meetings in Boston.
  • The Mariners are 1-6 in their last 7 Sunday games.

The BoSox will send ace David Price to the mound, while the Mariners will counter with Taijuan Walker. Price (7-4, 4.52 ERA) has allowed three or fewer earned runs in each of his last seven starts but is having some trouble with the long ball. Price has given up five home runs in 23 innings over his last three appearances to boost his season total of 12 in 91.5 innings.

Walker (3-6, 3.69 ERA) left his last start against Tampa Bay on Tuesday due to foot issues but was declared good to go for today. He recently snapped a seven-start winless streak on June 8.

Game ID: 

Cubs are Hammering NL Central Foes

The National League Central division continues to be no match for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs are 20-6 against division opponents and will be seeking to stretch that number to 21 when they host the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.

Shark Bites
  • The Pirates are 1-8 in their last 9 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
  • The UNDER is 4-1 in the Cubs last 5 games.
  • The Pirates are 1-9 in the last 10 meetings.

Jameson Taillon and Kyle Hendricks are slated to get the nod for the Bucs and Cubs. Taillon will be making his third career start, with the other two coming against the New York Mets. The rookie limited the Mets to two hits and a walk over eight scoreless frames on Tuesday in New York, striking out five in the process.

Hendricks has lost two-straight starts while failing to reach the six inning mark in each. Hendricks is 0-1 with a bloated 6.63 ERA in four career starts against the Pirates.

Game ID: 

UFC: dos Anjos vs Alvarez Betting Odds

Eddie Alvarez

Rafael dos Anjos will aim to defend his UFC Lightweight Championship for a second time when he faces off against former Bellator Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez on July 7. The two fighters will headline a UFC Fight Pass event; the first time a male championship title fight will be held on their exclusive streaming service.

RDA opened as an overwhelming -400 favorite with Alvarez coming back at +300 per Bovada.


2016 European Grand Prix Odds

Lewis Hamilton European Grand Prix Mercedes

Don’t look now, but things are getting very interesting at the top of the Formula 1 drivers’ standings.

Mercedes still dominates at the top but Lewis Hamilton has now won back-to-back races heading into Sunday’s European Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan and has closed teammate Nico Rosberg’s lead to just nine points.

Rosberg won the first four races of the season and established a huge lead over everyone but that was followed by a first-ever victory for Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and then the double by Hamilton.


Romania Has Huge Edge Over Albania

Bogdan Stancu Romania Euro 2016

With the expanded format at Euro 2016, there is a real possibility that one of Romania or Albania will advance to the next stage of the tournament. A winner in Sunday’s contest from either side could see them advance as one of the top third-place teams. That said, this has been a totally one-sided rivalry over the years and if history is any indication, we know which way this is going.


French-Swiss Matchup Caps Group A

The hosts of Euro 2016 relied on late magic in both of their first two group matches against Albania and Romania. France will not want to play things so close to the chest against a Swiss team that is significantly more talented than either of the two previous French conquests.


UFC: Jedrzejczyk vs Gadelha Betting Odds

Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Joanna Jedrzejczyk will put her UFC Strawweight Championship and perfect record on the line when she squares off against Claudia Gadelha at The Ultimate Fighter Finale on July 8. The only blemish on Gadelha’s professional record is a split decision loss to Jedrzejczyk in December 2014.



Subscribe to Odds Shark RSS