Category — Sports Betting
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a 7-1 favorite to beat Robert Guerrero on Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Easy money, right? Maybe not. Despite the huge odds, plenty of folks are predicting an upset by Guerrero. Many believe Guerrero and Mayweather’s frequency to not fight as much (it will be a year since his last fight) will finally catch up with him.
We’ll say this about Guerrero. We love him calling out Mayweather about his abusive behavior toward women.
Some predictions from entertainment, sports and media types.
Bad Left Hook
May 3, 2013 No Comments
African American jockeys once dominated the Kentucky Derby. But some ugly history surrounding money and white men putting black men in their place, as some like to say, changed that. The last brother to win the Derby was in 1902. Only 2 have ridden in the race since 1921 (Marlon St. Julien finished seventh aboard Curule in 2000).
On Saturday, Kevin Krigger will ride Goldencents, 1 of the favorites to capture the race and a horse whose part-owner is Rick Pitino.
Our good friend Evan Barnes provides a little more color commentary.
The EB Sports Report
May 2, 2013 No Comments
The Heat are the overwhelming favorites to win the NBA title again, and why shouldn’t they be? We’re hard-headed though. Actually, we’re sticking with our betting slip.
Heat over Bucks in 5; Nets over Bulls in 7; Pacers over Hawks in 5; Knicks over Celtics in 6.
Heat over Nets in 5; Pacers over Knicks in 6.
Heat over Pacers in 6.
Thunder over Rockets in 6; Clippers over Grizzlies in 7 (the Charles Barkley factor); Nuggets over Warriors in 7; Spurs over Lakers in 5.
Thunder over Clippers in 6; Spurs over Nuggets in 5.
Spurs over Thunder in 6.
Championship: Spurs over Heat in 7.
April 19, 2013 3 Comments
We knew Laker fans would lower themselves to such things, but are you kidding us?
Although Laker fans are all giddy (hmmm, last time that’s happened?) with the No. 7 seed, do they really believe this squad is actually capable of anything in the NBA playoffs? Forgive us. I lost $5 to my old lady cuz I bet the Lakers wouldn’t make it, so maybe I’m a little bitter. And I surely forgot how the NBA sometimes figures into these things.
They don’t want to face my homies and the OKC Thunder. They want no part of that can of whip ass. Russell Westbrook again? Oh no, let’s take Timmy Duncan and his choir boy friends. Is that you T-Mac?
Some folks believe the Lakers are better off (is that you Magic Johnson?) making the playoffs instead of tanking for the lottery, like many of us dreamers gamble on everyday. But Dwight and the boys failing Kobe on the final night of the regulation…well the suicide hotline would have been working overtime.
The Lakers are 200-1 to win it all. Your point is?
We’re also pissed seeing the Spurs getting 8-1 since we bet them at 4-1. Someone trying to tell us something? Didn’t think so.
April 18, 2013 No Comments
We said months ago the Lakers wouldn’t make the playoffs. Ain’t no reason for us to punk out now. But does that mean Mike D’Antoni retuns as coach? Unfortunately, probably. Would the Lakers be on the hook for 2 ex-coaches? That plus a luxury tax? Probably not.
For Laker fans, that’s not a good thing.
Neither was that beatdown the Clip Joint gave the Lakers. With the win the Clippers clinch the Pacific Division.
April 8, 2013 No Comments
We became a big Mitch McGary fan today.
Louisville already is a 3 1/2 to 4 1/2-point favorite. Should be a good 1 to watch.
April 6, 2013 No Comments
With Opening Day less than a week away, several baseball experts have been touting the Padres as one of the clubs that could surprise. San Diego had one of the best records in the 2nd half of the season last year, but had nothing to show for it.
This season, the Pads would need to prevail for a postseason berth (a wild card seems to be the most popular prediction) in a division that includes the world champion Giants and a Dodgers club that includes a convoy of Brinks’ trucks. Further, according to VegasInsider, the Dodgers are 10-1 (Angels, Nats and Tigers are also 10-1) to win the World Series, while the Giants are a 12-1 pick.
Injuries have also hurt the Padres in spring training. Third baseman Chase Headley could miss the 1st month with a broken thumb. And slugger Carlos Quentin, who has played the past couple of day in spring training, played in only 86 games last season and has been hobbling around in Arizona.
But hope spring eternal. It always does this time of year.
March 27, 2013 No Comments
Louisville remains the favorite to win the national championship. According to Bovada Sportsbook, the Cardinals are a 3-1 pick. The rest of the lineup: Florida 15-4; Indiana 5-1; Miami 15-2; Ohio State 8-1; Michigan 11-1; Duke 12-1; Kansas 12-1; Michigan State 14-1; Arizona 18-1; Syracuse 20-1; Oregon 33-1; Marquette 40-1; Wichita State 40-1; LaSalle 66-1; and Florida Gulf Coast 66-1.
March 26, 2013 No Comments
Like everyone else and their mammas, President Obama likes Indiana to defeat Louisville for the national championship. He also likes Ohio State and Florida to reach the Final 4.
March 20, 2013 No Comments
We always like the No. 5 and 12 play. Oregon over Okie State keeps calling our name. A few more.
March 20, 2013 No Comments