Pittsburgh Pirates Vs Chicago Cubs Odds, MLB Baseball Picks

MLB Betting: Pirates at Cubs Odds

Written by Mike Rose

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Detroit Tigers Vs New York Yankees Betting Picks, MLB Baseball Odds

MLB Betting: Tigers at Yankees Odds

Written by Mike Rose

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Copa America Soccer Predictions, Brazil vs Ecuador Odds

Soccer Odds – Brazil vs. Ecuador Match Preview

By Andrew Ryan

At BookMaker Sportsbook, our team of writers breaks down every betting matchup on the wagering board. Cash in on some serious Copa America lines by identifying the latest trends, statistics and injuries in each betting preview at BookMaker.eu. The fixture between Brazil and Ecuador is scheduled forSaturday, June 4, 2016at8:00 p.m. ET at the Rose Bowl.The match will be televised live on FOX Sports.

Soccer Odds

Brazil is the most decorated international team in the world and is always a favorite to win whatever tournament it’s playing in. However, this time around the Brazilians will face a unique challenge with their best player Neymar taking the tournament off to instead focus on bringing Brazil the gold medal at the Summer Olympics in two months. Brazil still has plenty of talent without Neymar, but faces a tough test in its first match against Ecuador.

Soccer Odds at BookMaker.eu
Brazil -125
Ecuador +390
Draw +255
Over/Under 2.5 (Under 2.5 -135)

ODDS ANALYSIS

The Brazilians are a sizeable favorite in this match and their reputation tends to make them larger favorites than they actually should be much of the time. Brazil got bounced by Paraguay in the quarterfinals of the last two Copa Americas and are still the second leading favorite to win the tournament taking this into account.

Ecuador hasn’t seen much action this year with only three international matches to date, but there hasn’t been much to smile about. Ecuador has failed to win any of those three matches and didn’t look good against the United States in its one friendly prior to Copa America.

KEY PLAYERS

Without Neymar, Brazil will need goals to come from other places and one of the most obvious choices is Willian. Chelsea had an abysmal Premier League campaign, but Willian was one of the few bright spots and seemed to finally live up to some of his promise. He tallied 11 goals and 10 assists for Chelsea across all competitions and will be even more determined to win Copa America for Brazil after his club team barred him from participating in the Olympics.

Antonio Valencia has been the face of Ecuadorean soccer for years now, and he has shown no signs of slowing down. He struggled a bit with Manchester United this season, but his play rallied and he ended up contributing to the Red Devils winning the FA Cup. Valencia missed the last Copa America due to injury, but he is healthy this time around and looking to make an impact.

LIVE BETTING

Unsurprisingly, Brazil is showing an ability to score in international competition. The Selecaohave scored at least two goals in four straight matches and controlled the run of play against Panama in Sunday’s friendly. Brazil has a spoil of riches to play with in addition to Willian, with other notable attackers such as Gabriel and Hulk along with midfielders like Kaka, Philippe Coutinho, and defenders Dani Alves and Marquinhos. Every player on the pitch for Brazil, including defenders, has a penchant to score goals and this team is known for constantly running defenders into the opposing side’s box.

QUICK PICK

Ecuador doesn’t have nearly the amount of firepower as Brazil has, but this small country has looked solid in World Cup qualifying to date, and is tied for first place in COMNEBOL. The Ecuadoreans will likely pick their spots carefully against Brazil and wait for opportune moments to counterattack in the hope of catching Brazil’s back line on the wrong foot.

Brazil has had a knack of massively underachieving as of late and if the Brazilians fail to meet expectations again, there’s a chance that Dunga will be forced out as manager before the Summer Olympics. He should easily win this group and anything less than a finals appearance for Brazil will be considered a failure.

At the end of the day, this Brazilian side has too much talent to falter early in the tournament. Brazil is well aware of its recent failures and will not take anyone in this tournament lightly. Ecuador will have its chances, but Brazil will do enough to win the match.

Copa America Odds: Brazil 2, Ecuador 1

Baltimore Orioles Vs Cleveland Indians Odds, MLB Baseabll Lines

MLB Betting: Orioles at Indians Odds

By Steven Wisner of North Shore Sports, INC

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MLB Baseball Picks

Plenty of offense is on deck for the middle game of three on Saturday between a power laden Orioles roster and a Cleveland squad with a great matchup.

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ODDS ANALYSIS

The Orioles are just a game back of the AL East lead and AL best record as of Wednesday.

Thanks to a boom or bust offense and shaky rotation, the O’s are prone to a swoon here and there. Having lost back-to-back games, the Birds have dropped out of the division top spot, but still have had a strong year overall with a total moneyline of $842, the second best in the league.

The Indians, meanwhile, are four games over-.500 and just barely in the black at $45.

PROBABLE PITCHERS

The Indians have yet to announce their starting staff for the Orioles series, including their starter for Saturday.

Based on the rotation order last time through, Mike Clevinger could get the nod. The 25-year old rookie right-hander has just two big league starts under his belt and the last one was a struggle as he lasted five innings, allowing six runs on seven hits while allowing a pair of home runs.

The long ball is a real threat against the Orioles who are stacked with power bats top-to-bottom and boast three hitters already in double-digits in HRs.

While Clevinger’s been hittable at the big league level, his time in Triple-A shows a guy capable of keeping the ball in the yard, though control outside of the zone was worrisome with a 4.3 walk per nine inning rate at Columbus.

Fortunately for Clevinger, his offense should give him some leeway as they face former Indian Ubaldo Jimenez.

Jimenez has been the epitome of inconsistency. The right-hander has a complex delivery that’s often out of whack, leading to plenty of walks. His WHIP is sky-high right now at 1.776 and his ERA is 6.04 through nine starts.

The veteran is lost on the mound right now as he’s walking the ballpark and when he does throw in the zone, he’s grooving it so hitters get a great look at it as evidenced by his 11.2 hits per nine ratio.

LIVE BETTING

The Orioles offense has been reliant on the home run for the past several years. Once again, they’re at the top of the heap in total home runs, slamming 65 of them. That’s 18 more than the Indians so far.

Manny Machado and Mark Trumbo are tied for the team lead with 13 homers a piece while Chris Davis has hit 10. That’s 36 between three players, no other team can claim that at this point in the year.

Even outside of those three, the rest of the roster can hit the ball out. Second baseman Jonathan Schoop already has eight bombs while Adam Jones and Pedro Alvarez each have 30 homer seasons on their resumes.

For the Birds, it’s all about trying to score without the home run. That’s been a problem. When the opposition has been able to keep the ball in the yard, they’ve had a hard time winning.

QUICK PICK

The Indians are at home and facing a familiar face in Jimenez who has been one of the worst starters in baseball through the season’s first two months.

Of course, Cleveland’s starting picture isn’t the clearest for Saturday and Clevinger hasn’t been able to establish himself at the big league level. The Birds should get a number of pitches they can drive to help them stay in what figures to be a bit of a shootout.

Given all of that, this game could come down to the defense and the bullpen. If so, the Orioles have the advantage in both categories.

Baltimore’s defense—even with Mark Trumbo getting most of the innings in right-field—is the best in the American League based on total errors with only 18. The infield defense, in particular, is quite strong.

The O’s pen is another strength. Buck Showalter is one of the best at managing a pen and he’s got a number of weapons at his disposal. Including Zach Britton, Brad Brach, Mychal Givens, Darren O’Day and Vance Worley all with ERAs no higher than 2.19.

MLB Odds: Orioles 7, Indians 6

NBA Playoff Predictions, Warriors Vs Thunder Game 3 Betting Lines

NBA Betting: Warriors at Thunder Game 3 Odds

Written by Mike Rose of North Shore Sports, INC

As the leader in the sports betting industry, BookMaker is the premier sportsbook to find NBA spreads, totals and moneylines every night. Sign up at BookMaker to access the earliest NBA online odds that will help cash your basketball bets. The Game 3 matchup between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder will come off the board at 8:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Catch the action live nationally on TNT.

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It’ll be interesting to see how both the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder take to the floor on Sunday night after having three-plus days to rest up and get back to it. Will rust set in, or will it be just the perfect amount of time off for both teams to play to the high scorer oddsmakers have expected with sky high totals the first two games?

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ODDS ANALYSIS

The Warriors have been the decided favorite in all five of their match-ups with the Thunder this season, and they’re 3-1-1 ATS to show for their work. After shockingly getting upset in Game 1 as 7.5-point chalk, oddsmakers laid a trap in Game 2 boosting the pointspread up a point and a half.

Golden State had absolutely no issue disposing of the Thunder Wednesday night en route to securing the 118-91 home win and cover to move to 7-1 SU and ATS when in the comforts of their own arena this postseason.
The road has been where the defending champs have been most susceptible in these playoffs however with Coach Kerr’s squad dropping a game in both Houston and Portland and getting pushed to the brink once again in Game 4 versus the Blazers.

Oklahoma City has been defeated on its own floor twice in the second season, but it’s road prowess got it to this point. The Thunder pushed and covered the two times they hosted the Dubs in the regular season.

SERIES RECAP

The stars have come out to play for the winning team in the first two games of this series.
Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant combined for 53 of the Thunder’s 108 points scored in Game 1, but the duo also got solid contributions from Serge Ibaka, Steven Adams and Deion Waiters both offensively and defensively to steal home court advantage.
It was the Steph Curry show in Game 2 as he put the Dubs on his back en route to logging 28 points on 9-of-15 shooting which included a 5-of-8 showing from downtown that for all intents and purposes crushed the Thunder’s will to fight.

LIVE BETTING

Though Kevin Durant went for a game-high 29 points in Game 2 following his 26 point performance in the series opener, he looked tired out there. The proof was in the pudding as the All-Star forward tallied a team-high eight turnovers and was sloppy throughout.

With 72 hours to rest up for this one, make it a point to see what his shooting stroke looks like in this one. Golden State allowed the Trail Blazers to go bonkers from long range in Games 3 & 4 in Portland last round, and if the time off gives KD the time he needs to have the energy for one of those 40+ point performances, there likely won’t be a total set high enough on the live betting lines not to continue hitting the over.

QUICK PICK

The under cashed in two of these rival’s three regular season meetings. However, the lone over occurred in the “Thunderdome” where the Warriors escaped with a 121-118 win and push on the closing pointspread. The combined total soared past the closing number of 233.5 to move it to 4-0-1 the last five times these teams squared off in Oklahoma City.

For all intents and purposes, this series has grossly failed to live up to oddsmakers expectations with both games combining to go under the closing total by an average of 14.5 points per game. The total will likely be suppressed a bit because of it adding more value to the line for over bettors chasing losses in the first two games.

NBA Odds: Warriors 120, Thunder 118