Betting the ESPYs

Johnny Manziel, the first freshman ever to win the Heisman Trophy, appears to be a lock to win the ESPY for Best Male College Athlete over a field of relative unknowns. However, the most value in betting the ESPYs might be found in the Best MLB Player category. 

CFL Week 4 Betting Preview

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will play host to the Toronto Argonauts on Friday night this week to kick off Week 4 of CFL betting action for the season. The slate then carries on through the weekend and features a pair of Week 3 rematches; here's a look at the Canadian Football League slate.

Find this week's CFL odds plus Grey Cup futures at Bovada.

Fri July 19 - Toronto at Winnipeg, 8:00pm ET
Last 10 Meetings: Winnipeg 3-7 SU, 4-6 ATS | OU 5-5


Pound-for-Pound MMA Rankings

For decades, boxing observers attempted to pin a Best Pound-For-Pound Fighter label on one boxer. Whether it was Mike Tyson in his heyday, Roy Jones in numerous weight classes in the 1990s, or the current Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather debate, fans wanted to pick one fighter as the best.

It’s the same for MMA, with even more heated debate as the UFC and other smaller promotions begin to dwarf boxing in popularity.


MMA Fighter Rankings

The MMA fighter rankings are compiled from the top talent from all the promotions and are based on recent performances and overall record. Check out the latest MMA odds here at, then see the best specials and offers available at online shops like Bovada and 5Dimes.



Cubs host Cards Sunday Night Baseball

The St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs will close out the first half of the baseball season on Sunday night as they meet in their series finale at Wrigley Field.

And the Cards will be looking to get another win from Adam Wainwright on Sunday night, with the righthander 12-5 with a 2.30 ERA on the season. Wainwright is 6-6 in his career against the Cubs, posting a 4.50 ERA in those 28 appearances.

Chicago sends Travis Wood out for this game; Wood is 6-6 with a 2.69 ERA on the season.


Can Scherzer get to 14-0 for Tigers?

The Detroit Tigers are expected to send Max Scherzer and his 13-0 record to the mound on Saturday night as they continue their MLB betting series at home against the Texas Rangers.

Scherzer has pitched the Tigers to wins in nine of his last 10 trips to the mound, and his ERA sits at 3.06 on the season. The righthander has started against the Rangers seven times in his career, going 4-0 with a 3.35 ERA in those seven contests.

Derek Holland, with a record of 7-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Rangers in this one.


Orioles get visit from the Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays will be looking to extend a winning streak against the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night as the teams open a three-game MLB betting series at Camden Yards.

The Blue Jays have picked up the victory in each of their last four games against the Orioles, and overall they're 6-4 on the MLB odds for their supporters against Baltimore this season. The OVER/UNDER went 7-3 for totals bettors in those contests.

Mark Buehrle gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Blue Jays on this day; he's 5-5 on the season. The Orioles, meanwhile, will counter with Chris Tillman, who will be looking to improve on his 10-3 mark.


Giants open betting set in San Diego

The San Francisco Giants will be looking to make up some ground in the NL West division standings on Thursday night as they open up a four-game road MLB betting series in San Diego.

The Giants and Padres have already met nine times this season, with San Francisco pulling out the victory for their supporters on the MLB odds in five of those contests. The OVER/UNDER went 4-5 for totals bettors in those nine games.

The Padres will turn to Jason Marquis and his 9-4 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Giants send Madison Bumgarner (9-5) to the hill.


NBA Free Agency Player Props

A lot of big names have been on the move during NBA free agency, highlighted, of course, by Dwight Howard’s move from Los Angeles to Houston.


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