Baseball’s Best Bets Week 13 - June 30th to July 5th

Baseball’s Best Bets Week 13 – June 30th to July 5th

MLB betting hits week 13 starting today and after the weekend’s bad news surrounding Giancarlo Stanton and Robinson Canó, let’s hope for a great week of major league baseball!

A Closer Look At Baseball’s Best Bets For Week 13 – June 30th to July 5th

Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays
When:  Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

The Red Sox send Rick Porcello to the mound versus the Blue Jays this Wednesday, July 1. Porcello has never had great success versus the Blue Jays when allowing 42 hits, 3 home runs, and 16 RBIs versus Blue Jay batters from 148 at-bats. Toronto bats .284 against Porcello. What’s worse for Porcello is that he’s gone 1-6-1 in his last 8 starts.

Toronto puts one of their top pitchers, Mark Buehrle, onto the mound versus the Red Sox on Wednesday. Buehrle hasn’t been all that spectacular against the Red Sox. He’s given up 73 hits from 242 at-bats for a .302 average. Then again, Dustin Pedroia, who bats .372 against Buehrle, won’t suit up for this matchup. Give up the 1.5 and back the Blue Jays to win by 2 on July 1.

Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees
When:  Friday, July 3rd, 2015

New York’s Masahiro Tanaka has gone 4-2-2 in his last 8 starts. His WHIP of 1.11 is actually very good while his ERA of 3.88 isn’t terrible. Versus the Rays, Tanaka has been exceptional from only 41 at bats. He’s yielded only 8 hits for a .195 batting average.

The Rays counter with their ace, Chris Archer. Archer’s been on another world so far in 2015. His ERA is a terrific 2.31. He’s struck out 133 and his WHIP is a fantastic .95. The Yankees have gotten to Archer in the past, he’s given up 32 hits and 4 home runs from 121 at bats for a .264 average, but he figures to be on his game on Friday. Take the odds since Tampa Bay should be the dog and bet on Archer to shut down the Yankees’ offense.

Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics
When: Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Sonny Gray for Oakland has a stellar 9 and 3 record, a 2.09 ERA, and a stunning .99 WHIP. He’s been very good versus the Mariners when allowing 38 hits from 166 at-bats for a .229 average.

Seattle counters with Mike Montgomery who has been as impressive as Gray. Montgomery has a 2.04 ERA to go along with a .99 WHIP. His record is 2 and 2, which means that he’ll likely have the fresher arm in this matchup. Montgomery has never faced Oakland. That makes him dangerous but the A’s are ranked fifth in MLB in runs scored per game at 4.46. Go with the A’s.

Can Jordan Spieth Make It 3 Majors In A Row At The Open?

Can Jordan Spieth Make It 3 Majors In A Row At The Open?


Jordan Spieth is listed at 6-1 to win The Open and 30-1 to win golf’s grand slam.

The tears are still drying after another massacre of a US Open, but there is no rest for the wicked with the British Open a few weeks away. This year’s Open returns to St. Andrews (you may have heard of it). And the golf oddsmakers have listed Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy as heavy favorites to outplay the field.

Jordan Spieth is the hottest golfer on the PGA Tour with wins at the 2015 Masters and 2015 U.S. Open and is listed at 6-1 odds to win the British Open just behind the favorite to win, Rory McIlroy (4-1). Odds on Spieth winning golf’s grand slam are 30-1. The betting experts have run the numbers and the chances of Spieth actually winning golf’s grand slam are virtually nil.

Not only is McIlroy the favorite to win The Open, he is also the defending champion and has home-course advantage, giving him the best odds to spoil Spieth grand slam hopes.

If you are wondering where tumbling Tiger Woods’ odds stand, he is listed at 40–1.

U.S. Open choker and runner-up Dustin Johnson is the third choice at most places, ranging from 12–1. Adam Scott is 12–1. Phil Mickelson is 25–1. John Daly and the best golf pants are a colossal longshot at 400–1.

Odds To Win The 2015 British Open

The Open Championship
Date: July 16– 19 2015
Start Time: 6:00 AM ET
Location: St Andrews, Scotland
Stadium: Old Course at St Andrews
TV Info: ESPN
Stream: Watch ESPN

Favorites To Win The 2015 British Open

  • Rory McIlroy: 4–1
  • Jordan Spieth: 6–1

Other Favorites To Win The 2015 British Open

  • Dustin Johnson: 12–1
  • Justin Rose: 16–1
  • Rickie Fowler: 20–1
  • Henrik Stenson: 22–1

Fringe Favorites To Win The 2015 British Open

  • Jason Day: 25–1
  • Sergio Garcia: 25–1
  • Martin Kaymer: 25–1
  • Phil Mickelson: 25–1
  • Louis Oosthuizen: 25–1
  • Bubba Watson: 33–1

Long Shots To Win The 2015 British Open

  • Branden Grace: 40–1
  • Hideki Matsuyama: 40–1
  • Patrick Reed: 40–1
  • Tiger Woods: 40–1

Top 3 Reasons To Bet On Jordan Spieth Win The Open

1. Spieth understands the word team
To Jordan Spieth it’s not just about how well he can strike the ball. It’s not all about Jordan. It’s the whole team concept that gets Spieth excited to wake up every morning and hit golf ball after golf ball. Spieth is a true believer in the entire concept of Team Spieth. His caddie is Michael Greller who used to be a sixth-grade teacher. Greller came on board full time in 2012 when Spieth joined the PGA Tour. Spieth uses the word team all of the time and he shares his success with Greller and his family.

2. Spieth can make changes on the fly
Jordan Spieth entered 2015 with the goal of winning majors. Since it has worked like perfection so far, why wouldn’t it work like perfection again at St. Andrews in July? Spieth practices shots, like Tiger used to do, in tournaments before the Major Championships in order to fine tune his game for each specific major tournament. Then, during the tournament he makes adjustments better than any other golfer on the planet. Spieth won the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, a course that tore him to shreds in 2010. If a golfer is capable of changing his or her game from day to day, something that Tiger seems incapable of ever doing again, that golfer will never be out of it.

3. Spieth has ice in his veins
The U.S. Open is the best example of how Spieth can deal with the past. Every golfer has a bad day. For Jordan Spieth it was Round 3 at the U.S. Open. After shooting a 68 Round 1 and a 67 Round 2, Spieth clocked a regrettable 71 in Round 3. No worries. He bounced back with a brilliant 69 in Round 4 to overtake Dustin Johnson and hold off Louis Oosthuizen, who might have had Spieth if not for a disastrous 77 that Oosthuizen shot in Round 1. Spieth puts every less than spectacular day in the rearview mirror and just tries to improve the very next day. Nothing rattles him. He has a goal to win all 4 majors in the same year and he’s already 50% there. It’s doubtful that the pressure will get to him at St. Andrews because he’s got ice in his veins.

2015 Wimbledon ATP Tennis Odds, Picks & TV Info

2015 Wimbledon ATP Tennis Odds, Picks & TV Info

If you’re a tennis betting aficionado that is looking to cash in on the ATP portion of the upcoming 2015 Wimbledon Championships, then you’re in luck.

Thanks to this expert betting preview, you’re going to find out if there’s going to be a different winner for the fourth straight grand slam event.

Novak Djokovic is the favorite to win Wimbledon at 5/4. He is just ahead of Andy Murray at 3/1, Roger Federer at 11/2 and Rafael Nadal at 12/1.

A Closer Look At 2015 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis Odds, My Picks & How To Watch

2015 Wimbledon
Date: Monday 29 June – Sunday 12 July 2015
Start Time: 8:00 AM ET
Location: Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom
Stadium: All England Lawn
TV Info: ESPN
Stream: Watch ESPN
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The Favorites To Win Wimbledon

  • Novak Djokovic 5/4
  • Andy Murray 3/1
  • Roger Federer 11/2
  • Stan Wawrinka 14/1

Stan Wawrinka stunned Novak Djokovic (but not me) to win last month’s 2015 French Open and claim the second grand slam title of his suddenly blossoming career.

Still, Djokovic won last year’s Wimbly title and has looked pretty much unbeatable this year – until falling to the ‘Stanimal’ at Roland Garros.

World No. 2 Roger Federer reached the quarters at the French Open and won this weekend at Halle Germany for the eighth time. If Federer (that’s become a popular saying recently) can dial up his serve like he did against Andreas Seppi in the Halle final on Sunday, he could bag a record seventh Wimbledon title.

Last but not least, clearly, World No.3 Andy Murray still has the game to beat any player on the planet not named Novak Djokovic. Murray’s run to the French semis was encouraging to say the least.

Legitimate Contenders To Win Wimbledon

  • Rafael Nadal 12/1
  • Grigor Dimitrov 16/1
  • Milos Raonic 20/1
  • Kei Nishikori 25/1
  • Tomas Berdych 25/1
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 40/1
  • Nick Kyrgios 40/1

I probably shouldn’t have either Rafael Nadal or Grigor Dimitrov in my legitimate contenders’ category, but the oddsmakers seem to think they’ve both got a shot – even if I don’t.

I’m thinking both, Milos Raonic and Kei Nishikori are about due to win the first grand slam titles of their respective careers – so anything’s possible for the pair, here and moving forward in the near future.

Tomas Berdych and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga keep coming up short here year after year, but they’ve got the firepower it takes to win it all, even if they both need a checkup from the neck up.

Nick Kyrgios is the up-and-coming young gun that bounced Rafa out of last year’s tournament, but he’s a bit too loose strategically at this point of his young career. Still, his big serve and solid movement will give him a shot to make more Wimbledon headlines in 2015.

Longshots To Win Wimbledon

  • Juan Martin Del Potro 25/1
  • Marin Cilic 25/1
  • Bernard Tomic 100/1
  • Ernests Gulbis 100/1
  • Jerzy Janowicz 100/1
  • John Isner 100/1 
  • Alexandr Dolgopolov 125/1
  • Gaël Monfils 150/1 

I like Alexandr Dolgopolov and Gaël Monfils out of this group – and I guess that should say it all seeing as how both supremely athletically-gifted players play to a drum beat that only they – and dogs – can hear.

My Top Three Picks To Win Wimbledon

Roger Federer

I see absolutely no reason why Roger Federer can’t win the 2015 Wimbledon title, even if he’s not quite the player he used to be a few years ago. Federer is still capable of beating any player in the world and simply needs to put together about four consecutive matches where he plays at his highest level. Maybe it’s just wishful thinking, but I still believe Mr. RF has another grand slam title in him.

Novak Djokovic

I’m no damn fool. Novak Djokovic is the undeniable best player on the planet these days – and the favorite to win here even if I did just pick Fed for the upset.

Milos Raonic

I love the big-serving Canadian’s game – and mental fortitude. If Raonic can stay away from the untimely backhand error, I think he could pull off the first grand slam win of his career. I mean, really, when players win their first career slam titles, no one really expected it at the time.

Opening 2015 Wimbledon ATP Odds

  • Novak Djokovic 5/4
  • Andy Murray 3/1
  • Roger Federer 11/2
  • Rafael Nadal 12/1
  • Stan Wawrinka 14/1
  • Grigor Dimitrov 16/1
  • Milos Raonic 20/1
  • Juan Martin Del Potro 25/1
  • Kei Nishikori 25/1
  • Marin Cilic 25/1
  • Tomas Berdych 25/1
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 40/1
  • Nick Kyrgios 40/1
  • Bernard Tomic 100/1
  • Ernests Gulbis 100/1
  • Jerzy Janowicz 100/1
  • John Isner 100/1