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USA vs Jamaica Gold Cup Final Odds & Pick

USA vs Jamaica Gold Cup Final Odds & Pick

Pat yourself on the back if bet on Jamaica to reach the 2017 Gold Cup Final.

The Jamaican team shocked perennial CONCACAF powerhouse Mexico in the semis. Now they face Team USA in the finals to decide the Gold Cup victor. The Las Vegas oddsmakers listed the Americans as huge -450 favorites to win. Jamaica is +331.

The kickoff is this Wednesday, July 26 on FS1 at 9:30 PM ET, from the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

USA vs Jamaica CONCACAF Gold Cup Final Odds & Pick

What: USA (4-0-1) vs Jamaica (3-0-2)
When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Start Time: 9:30 PM ET  
Where: Santa Clara, CA
Stadium: Levi’s Stadium
Moneyline: USA -450 vs Jamaica +331
Game Total: 2
Watch: FS1
Stream: Fox Sports Go

Why Bet Team USA To Beat The Jamaica

Team USA should be on high alert. The Jamaican team channeled their famed bobsled team and beat the upstart Canadians and the talented Mexican squad. to reach the finals.

The introduction of some big names after the group stage has given the USMNT a boost in the knockout rounds the Gold Cup. The American team easily knocked off El Salvador and needed a late surge to beat Costa Rica to make it this far.

Dempsey played 20 minutes against the Ticos and destroyed their defensive scheme. He assisted Altidore in the first goal and then scored the second with a beautiful free kick. Clint Dempsey makes team USA huge favorite to lift its 6th Gold Cup trophy.

Why Bet Jamaica To Beat The Team USA

Fan favorite Jamaica need to be taken seriously in the CONCACAF. Two years ago they were beaten in the final by Mexico. This past weekend they earned their revenge over El Tri with a 1-0 win that secured their spot in another championship game.

They will need more than their six goals in five games so far to beat Team USA. If their defense continues to hold they could pull out a late win. Jamaica has only two goals so far this tournament, the fewest in the tournament.

Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction

As much as I want to say we can take advantage of the value a Jamaican win represents, the best team is on the other side. Not only, the Americans are playing at home, but team USA will have the best player on the field in Clint Dempsey. Coach Bruce Arena has won this tournament twice before; he should have a third on Wednesday Night. Take Team USA to win 2-0.

Odds & Picks Cormier V Jones 2 at UFC 214

Odds & Picks Cormier V Jones 2 at UFC 214

After two and a half years of nearly incessant trash-talking, bragging and just plain old bad-mouthing one another, reigning UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel ‘DC’ Cormier and former champ Jon ‘Bones’ Jones are finally going to take to the Octagon at UFC 214 for their long-awaited and highly-anticipated championship rematch and like most MMA fans everywhere, I couldn’t be more excited.

If you’re planning on betting on this absolutely monstrous championship matchup and you want to know which elite mixed martial artist is going to end up with his fists raised and which one is going be laying on the mat in a crumpled heap, then look no further.

UFC 214 Odds & Picks Cormier V Jones 2

What: UFC 214
Who: Daniel Cormier vs Jon Jones
When: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Start Time: 11:00 PM ET  
Where: Honda Center, Anaheim, CA
Moneyline: Daniel Cormier +245 vs Jon Jones -265
Game Total: 4.5
Watch: UFC Network
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

Why Bet on Dan ‘DC’ Cormier +245

There are a handful of very good reasons to best on Dan Cormier (19-1), the 5-foot-11-inch ‘fireplug’ of a fighter with a 72-inch reach. First and foremost, Cormier has only been beaten once in 20 career fights, even if that lone loss did come against Jon Jones via unanimous decision back in 2015 at UFC 182.

Cormier is a powerful guy, but also pretty well-rounded with some of the best wrestling skills in his weight class as evidenced by the fact that he has recorded six wins by way of KO, six more via submission and seven by way of decision.

Another pair of good reasons to back DC is this bout is that he certainly wasn’t embarrassed in his loss against Jones in their previous meeting and that he has some genuine dislike for Jones, which will provide more than enough motivation heading into their title bout rematch. Cormier also moves pretty well and is definitely a ‘smart’ fighter that won’t let himself get completely dominated in this bout, no matter the outcome. Cormier has won four straight fights since losing to Jones, although he did have a big scare against Alexander Gustafsson in his split decision title win at UFC 192 in October 2015.

Why Bet on Jon Bones Jones -265

There are a bunch of great reasons to back the favored Jon ‘Bones’ Jones(22-1) in this bout despite the fact that he hasn’t been in the Octagon since beating Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 197 in April of 2016.

First of all, Jones beat Cormier when the pair met for Jones’ championship title a couple of years ago, and while the fight went the distance, the outcome was never ever in doubt.

Jones is the bigger fighter, standing 6-feet-4 and has the much longer reach at 84-inches. Not only does Jones have the physical edge in this bout, but he’s also the better, more flexible and more versatile fighter that uses a mix of boxing, kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling to generally overwhelm his opponents.

Jones has also never been beaten in his MMA career, with his only ‘loss’ coming by way of disqualification for using the banned ‘12-6’ elbows against Matt Hamill way back in 2009. Last but not least, the best reason to back Jon Jones in this title bout is the fact that I believe he generally despises his trash-talking rival and wants to shut DC’s mouth once and for all.

UFC 214 Analysis and Expert Prediction

I don’t care how you feel about Jon Jones, whether you love him like a relative or loathe him like he stole your mamma’s purse, the fact of the matter is that he is the faster, more athletic, more versatile – and hungrier – fighter in this UFC 214 championship showdown.

More importantly, I believe Bones Jones is absolutely pissed at all the negative things ‘DC’ has said about him over the last two years and that he wants to dominate him so utterly and completely that he never steps in the Octagon again. Jones has pure KO power, some serious submission skills and the stamina to outlast any fighter on the planet – if he’s in shape, which he will be.

I have absolutely no doubt that Jon ‘Bones’ Jones will win this rematch against Dan Cormier, this time in stunning fashion with a third round KO that comes by way of punches and kicks. Remember, you heard it here first people!

The Pick: Jon Jones via Third Round TKO

Mid-Season MLB World Series Odds & Picks

Mid-Season MLB World Series Odds & Picks

We have hit the mid-point in the 2017 MLB season. The Houston Astros, Washington Nationals, and Los Angeles Dodgers already have their eyes set at the post-season. All three will be wearing division crowns unless something crazy happens in the next two and a half months.

The rest of the playoff cast is in flux. Between Boston, New York, and Tampa Bay, someone will win the AL East at the wire. Cleveland, Minnesota and Kansas City hope to string together a few wins to seperate themselves from the pack. They have been uncomfortably swimming a little above the .500 pool all season. And would someone please notify the Cubs that the season is half over?

2017 Mid-Season MLB World Series Odds & Picks

The Las Vegas Oddsmakers Pick To Win The 2017 World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers 3/1

The Los Angeles Dodgers don’t have many weaknesses. Not only do they have the best record in the Majors, but they have a thirsty fan base and a team that has the swagger. They are hungry for a World Series title.

The Dodgers have the best-run differential in the MLB with +163. Their offense is loaded thanks to the rookie Cody Bellinger, who has helped the team post a 52-18 record since coming up from the minors.

Their pitching staff might be the only issue if you want to be picky. Pitchers Alex Wood, Rich Hill, and Brandon McCarthy don’t exactly have track records for long term consistancy. But ace Clayton Kershaw is looking for a 4th career CY Young award. The LA pitching corp is tops with a combined ERA of 3.15. The team is tied for first with 43 defensive runs saved. Weaknesses? They don’t seem to have any.

The Smart Bet To Win The 2017 World Series: Washington Nationals 6/1

Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman, Daniel Murphy and Anthony Rendon is as good of a batting order as you will get in the National League. The Nats made up most of the NL All-Star game lineup.

On the mound, Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg could be the league’s best one-two pitching punch. If the relievers and closers can get their act together after blowing 14 saves so far this season, then the Nats are the team to beat.

The Value Pick To Win The 2017 World Series: Chicago Cubs 12/1

Are we just going to sit here and let the Cubs at 12/1 odds to win the World Series pass by? Entering the season, they were the favorites, and everybody was ready to crown them as back-to-back Champs. It seems the Cubbies are still suffering from a championship hangover that they can’t shake.

The Cubs enter the second half of the season trailing the Milwaukee Brewers by 5.5 games in the NL East division. They have the team to make up that difference. If they fall short, they will make a dynamo wild card team. At 12/1 this is the perfect time to make a run for Chicago. The 12/1 value is simply too hard to pass up.

The Rest:

  • Houston Astros 9/2
  • Boston Red Sox 5/1
  • Cleveland Indians 7/1
  • Arizona Diamondbacks 18/1
  • Colorado Rockies 20/1
  • New York Yankees 20/1
  • Kansas City Royals 20/1
  • St. Louis Cardinals 25/1
  • Milwaukee Brewers 30/1
  • Tampa Bay Rays 50/1
  • Seattle Mariners 60/1
  • Texas Rangers 60/1
  • Los Angeles Angels 100/1
  • Pittsburgh Pirates 100/1
  • Atlanta Braves 100/1
  • Minnesota Twins 100/1
  • New York Mets 100/1
  • Toronto Blue Jays 100/1
  • Miami Marlins 200/1
  • Chicago White Sox 200/1
  • Baltimore Orioles 200/1
  • Detroit Tigers 300/1
  • San Francisco Giants 500/1
  • Cincinnati Reds 500/1
  • Oakland Athletics 500/1
  • San Diego Padres 2000/1
  • Philadelphia Phillies 9999/1