Man City & Arsenal are Week Favorites

Top games in the Premier League, Bundesliga, and Serie A give soccer bettors plenty to wager on this weekend as they try to pad their bankroll early in the campaign. Here's a look at some of the top betting matchups on the schedule for the week ahead . . .


Dodgers at 8-1 in Greinke's Last 9 Starts

The Los Angeles Dodgers have paid out on the baseball betting lines in eight of Zack Greinke's last nine trips to the mound dating back to June as the gets the ball for them once again on Saturday night against the Houston Astros.

Greinke is 13-2 with a 1.58 ERA on the season, and he held the Reds to just one run on six hits over seven innings of work in his most recent start on August 16. Scott Kazmir (6-8, 2.43 ERA) will pitch for the Astros on Saturday night.

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Angels 6-0 in Last 6 Heaney Home Starts

The Los Angeles Angels are a perfect 6-0 in Andrew Heaney's last six starts at home as the lefthander heads back to the mound on Saturday night to start a marquee baseball betting matchup against Marco Estrada and the Toronto Blue Jays.

Heaney is 5-1 with a 2.43 ERA, and he's coming off a strong start against the White Sox in which he allowed one run on five hits over six innings. Estrada (10-7, 3.20 ERA) has pitched the Blue Jays to three wins in his last four starts.

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Price Solid Wager for Blue Jays to Date

David Price has given up just four runs over his first 22 1-3 innings as a member of the Blue Jays as the lefthander is sent out to the mound on Friday to open a key baseball betting series on the road against the Los Angeles Angels.

Overall Price is 11-4 with a 2.41 ERA on the season, but he gave up three runs on 11 hits in 7 1-3 innings in a no-decision against the Yankees in his most recent outing. Hector Santiago (7-6, 2.86 ERA) is in line for the Angels.

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Giants on 5-1 Run in Bumgarner Outings

The San Francisco Giants have paid out at 5-1 in the six most recent starts by Madison Bumgarner as the lefthander hits the hill on Friday in marquee National League baseball betting action on the road against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Bumgarner is now 14-6 with a 2.98 ERA on the season, and he held the Nationals scoreless on three hits over nine innings of work in his most recent outing. Jeff Locke (6-7, 4.31 ERA) will pitch for the Pirates in Friday night's game.

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Bills vs Browns: NFL Preseason Betting

The Buffalo Bills are listed as road underdogs at the online sportsbooks for their ESPN preseason primetime matchup against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night as they try to further sort out their quarterback situation.

At 5Dimes the Bills are listed as 3-point underdogs on the NFL odds for Thursday's game, and the contest should be another showcase for the team's three-man competition to be the starting quarterback to begin the regular season.


Rays 1-4 in Last 5 Archer Road Outings

The Tampa Bay Rays are just 1-4 in starting pitcher Chris Archer's last five outings on the road as the righthander heads to the hill in Houston on Thursday night in top baseball odds action at the sportsbooks against the Astros.

Archer is 10-9 with a 2.93 ERA on the season, and he was roughed up in Arlington last time out when he surrendered seven earned runs on 11 hits in 5 1-3 innings. Collin McHugh (13-6, 4.09 ERA) will get the ball for Houston on Thursday.

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Scherzer Sliding on MLB Betting Lines

The Washington Nationals have now been tagged with a loss in six of Max Scherzer's last nine trips to the mound as the righthander tries to turn around his fortunes on Thursday night in baseball odds action against the Colorado Rockies.

Scherzer is 11-9 with a 2.73 ERA on the season, but he's coming off back-to-back Nationals losses in which he gave up 10 runs on 15 hits over just nine innings. Yohan Flande (2-1, 4.19 ERA) will start for the Rockies on Thursday.

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Blue Jays Run Has Bettors Taking Notice

The Toronto Blue Jays have rocketed into the playoff picture in the American League over the past three weeks and both baseball bettors and the sportsbooks have taken notice.

“The Blue Jays have become the hottest bet in baseball since the MLB trade deadline with the number of bets on the Blue Jays doubling over these past few weeks,” said Kevin Bradley of Bovada.

“Fortunately for bettors, they have been winning most of those bets with the Blue Jays on a torrid 13-3 run since August 1.”


Keuchel Riding Payout Streak at Home

The Houston Astros have filled bettors' wallets by going 9-1 in Dallas Keuchel's last 10 starts at home as he is sent to the mound at Minute Maid Park once again on Wednesday night in top baseball odds action against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Keuchel sits at 14-6 with a 2.36 ERA on the season, and he held the Tigers to one run on six hits over seven innings at home in his most recent outing. Nathan Karns (7-5, 3.53 ERA) is the probable pitcher for the Rays for Wednesday night.

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