MLB Betting: Tigers on top

The Detroit Tigers sit atop the betting market heading into the second half of the season. The Tigers are the World Series favorites, and boast the favorites to win the AL Cy Young and AL MVP in Max Scherzer and slugger Miguel Cabrera respectively. 

Tiger Woods Betting: British Open

Tiger Woods hasn’t won a major in five years and is just getting over a bum elbow, but he’s still the betting favorite to win this week’s British Open at Muirfield.
Woods was sitting at 8/1 at Bovada on Wednesday, with Phil Mickelson at 16/1, and U.S. Open champ Justin Rose at 18/1.

WSOP Final Table: Odds Stacked

The World Series of Poker November Nine has been set, but the last man cut nearly paid off big-time for WSOP bettors.

2001 Main Event champ Carlos Mortensen finished 10th, just missing out on becoming the first man since Dan Harrington in 2004 to return to the Main Event as a past champion.

Online sportsbook Bovada had posted 7/1 odds on any former champion making the Final Table. So oddsmakers were sweating it out, risking a hefty payout if The Matador made it through.


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.



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