2014

January 18th, 2015
Stevie J

The previously predictable NFL playoffs got a shake up last weekend thanks to the Indianapolis Colts, as the -300 Denver Broncos suddenly found that their luck had run out (pun intended). The 24-13 victory has pundits opining that Peyton Manning is finished and the new generation of young turk quarterbacks have taken his spot, but…

January 17th, 2015
Miguel

An American boxer has not held a piece of a major world title since 2006, but this Saturday, January 17th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas undefeated Deontay Wilder attempts to take the WBC WOrld Heavyweight title from current champion Bermane Stiverne of Canada. Right now at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Wilder is favored to do…

January 16th, 2015
Miguel

The MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada will host a night of boxing on January 17th headlined by the WBC World Heavyweight title defense by Bermane Stiverne as he faces the challenge of undefeated Deontay Wilder. The co-main event features WBC Super Bantamweight Champion Leo Santa Cruz defending his title against Jesus Ruiz. The card…

January 15th, 2015
Miguel

This Friday night, January 16th the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York will host a boxing card set to air on ESPN2 with a main event featuring Lightweights Petr Petrov and Henry Lundy in a 10 round bout. The co-main event sees Middleweight slugger Brian Vera take on Willie Monroe Jr. The complete live…

January 10th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Cashing in on a big upset is something that gives MMA bettors as much glee as anything. There’s something about being one of a handful of people on a certain side of a bout and watching it come through. Sometimes the opening line doesn’t make sense (should Michael Chandler really have opened as a -705…

January 9th, 2015
Gabe Killian

The 2014 UFC calendar year delivered 45 entertaining, action-packed fight cards, and with the 12 months of scraps now in our rear-view, I’m going to take a moment to reflect on my top 10 favorites of the year. These are all my opinion, so feel free to voice your own in the comments below. Here…

January 8th, 2015
Miguel

Several boxing cards scheduled for Friday night, January 9th in the United States are getting some last minute attention at the sport books. Lines have been posted for events at the Chumash Casino and the Morongo Casino out in California as well as the show at the Madison Square Garden Theatre. No over/under action, just…

January 8th, 2015
Gabe Killian

The 2014 UFC calendar year delivered 45 entertaining, action-packed fight cards, and with the 12 months of scraps now in our rear-view, I’m going to take a moment to reflect on my top 10 favorite knockouts of last year. These are all my opinion, so feel free to voice your own in the comments below….

January 7th, 2015
Gabe Killian

The 2014 UFC calendar year delivered 45 entertaining, action-packed fight cards, and with the 12 months of scraps now in our rear-view, I’m going to take a moment to reflect on my top 10 favorite submissions of last year. These are all my opinion, so feel free to voice your own in the comments below…

January 3rd, 2015
Stevie J

If you’re a fan of the National Football League, you don’t get your gifts until AFTER Christmas. Even if you don’t celebrate the holiday, you can still celebrate the start of the NFL playoffs – it truly is “the most wonderful time of the year.” When you combine that with the annual slate of college…

December 30th, 2014
Miguel

The Bodymaker Colosseum in Osaka, Japan will feature a boxing card headlined by WBO World Super Bantamweight Champion Guillermo Rigondeaux facing the challenge of Japan’s Hisashi Amagasa. Right now, Rigondeaux is a massive (-5000) favorite over Amagasa, who returns at (+2500). No over/under line is available as of yet. Rigondeaux has established himself as one…

December 29th, 2014
Miguel

The Ota City Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan will host a WBC World Super Featherweight title defense for champion Takashi Uchiyama, who fights Israel Hector Enrique Perez over 12 rounds. Uchiyama, a long-time favorite of the Japanese boxing scene who has fought in a showcase fight for four New Year’s Eves in a row, is a…

December 28th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Kicking off our examination of the past year in MMA betting was this primer going over some basic numbers from the year. Those numbers were able to provide us baselines for how often favorites win, and allowed a bit of examination into which promotions see variance in that area. However, there are many things those…

December 27th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Another year has come and gone in the world of MMA, and now is the perfect time to take a look back at 2014 from a unique perspective: the MMA bettor. The gambling side of this sport has definitely expanded over the past twelve months. No longer is MMA betting something only discussed by a…

December 24th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

By @fightnomics It was a whirlwind, friends! The year 2014 may be remembered most for storylines outside the cage, like the Reebok deal, the addition of the Women’s Strawweight division, the signing of CM Punk, and the continued global expansion. There was also bad news outside the cage, however, like the cancellation of UFC 176…

December 24th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

With a well-timed break from live events, the MMA Analysis crew gets a chance to take a look at the past 12 months in the sport, handing out a variety of awards, and putting their 2015 predictions on the record. Listen here: Direct download: The MMA Analysis – 2014 Year-End Show Subscribe to The MMA…

December 19th, 2014
Miguel

The boxing calendar begins to slow down for the end of the year after this weekend, but several lines have already appeared at the sport books for fights on Saturday, December 20th. Expect more lines to pop up as we get closer to fight time. In Cancun, Mexico interim WBA World Super Featherweight champion Bryan…

December 17th, 2014
Miguel

Promoter Yvon Michel brings Showtime Boxing to the Colisee de Quebec with a card headlined by WBC World Light Heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (24-1) defending his title against Dmitry Sukhotsky (22-2) in a scheduled 12 round bout. Right now Stevenson, who was born in Haiti but now calls Quebec his home, is a massive (-2000)…

December 14th, 2014
Stevie J

WWE’s 2014 Survivor Series provided more excitement than could have been anticipated in our preview, but that’s in part because there were no betting odds on Sting making his WWE debut. If there was a betting line it would have paid off big for me, although no responsible sports book would let you place that…

December 11th, 2014
Miguel

Promoter Craig Goossen and Goossen Promotions brings boxing to the Pechanga Casino in Temecula, California tonight (Dec. 11, 2014). The books have put up lines for three of the bouts on this 13-bout card. None of the fights have an over/under posted, and despite the main event of Tyson Cave and Oscar Escandon for the…

December 6th, 2014
Miguel

Golden Boy Promotions has boxing at the Barclay’s Center tonite in Brooklyn, and the card features a main event in the Middleweight division pitting Canada’s hard hitting David Lemieux (32-2 record, 30 KOs) and cagey veteran Gabriel Rosado (21-8). Lemieux sits as the favorite at (-210) with the comeback on Rosado sitting at (+180). The…

December 5th, 2014
Miguel

Heading into the last month of 2014, 5Dimes Sportsbook has odds for boxing bouts on three different events being held world-wide during the month’s opening weekend. Here’s my breakdown of all headlining bouts globally. On Saturday, December 6th in New Zealand, Heavyweight prospect Joseph Parker (11-0) faces off against Brazilian veteran Ireneu Costa Jr, Parker…

December 2nd, 2014
Miguel

The Horden Pavilion in Moore Park, Australia will host a seven-fight boxing card this tomorrow (December 3, 2014). The main event of Daniel Geale vs Jarrod Fletcher has had a line up at 5Dimes Sportsbook for a little bit, however lines for almost the entire card have popped up at the book in the last…

December 2nd, 2014
Miguel

This coming Wednesday, (December 3, 2014) Australia’s Horden Pavilion hosts a Middleweight bout between Australians Daniel Geale and Jarrod Fletcher. Both men are looking to get their careers back on track after sustaining losses in high profile matches in the States. Right now at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Geale is the favorite at (-320), with the comeback…

November 28th, 2014
Miguel

WBO World Lightweight Champion Terence Crawford will defend his title this Saturday, November 29th against rugged Raymundo Beltran at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Right now at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Crawford is the heavy favorite at (-1200) with Beltran paying back (+775). Crawford will be making the second defense of the title he captured off…

November 28th, 2014
Miguel

Moscow, Russia’s Luzhniki Sport Complex will host a full nine-fight boxing card this Friday November 28th that features former world welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov taking on veteran Jose Luis Castillo. Right now, 5Dimes Sportsbook has lines on five of the fights, though it is possible some of the title fights not yet given lines may…

November 27th, 2014
Miguel

This Friday, November 28th at the Luzhniki Sports Center in Moscow, Ruslan Provodnikov returns to face veteran Jose Luis Castillo in a match that sees Provodnikov, the former WBO Light Welterweight Champion a massive favorite (-5000). Castillo, who is (66-12-1) and is now 40 years old, is a KO puncher who has 57 stoppages on…

November 26th, 2014
Miguel

This Friday (November 28, 2014) at the Luzhniki Sports Complex in Moscow, Russian welterweight ace Ruslan Provodnikov returns to the ring to meet Mexico’s Jose Luis Castillo in a 12 round bout that headlines a nine-bout card. Right now, Provodnikov is a massive favorite at (-7500) with Castillo returning (+2500). Provodnikov has to feel like…

November 23rd, 2014
Stevie J

If you felt that the last month’s build from Hell in a Cell to Survivor Series was a little underwhelming, you’re not alone. I personally find it hard to get behind a “WWE Universe” where Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns and Wade Barrett are all off TV for extended lengths of time due to injury. To…

November 18th, 2014
Miguel

The much talked about Manny Pacquiao versus Chris Algieri WBO World Welterweight title showdown will be this Saturday night (Nov. 22, 2014) in Macau, China. The line has favored Pacquiao by a wide margin (-900) for a long time, and Algieri is paying back at (+600). Sometimes in boxing, a fighter comes along with a…

November 15th, 2014
Miguel

This weekend’s boxing action is dominated by the Wladimir Klitschko vs Kubrat Pulev World Heavyweight title bout in Germany, however as we close in on fight times, several other lines have popped up at the books for the perusal of our boxing enthusiasts. Generally unchanged is the line of (-670) on Klitschko, with Pulev coming…

November 12th, 2014
Miguel

Some of the books, including 5Dimes Sportsbook, have already posted odds for the Anthony Mundine vs Sergey Rabchenko Light Middleweight fight scheduled for Melbourne, Australia this coming November 12th. With the bout less than two weeks away, Mundine is the underdog at (+350) despite fighting on his home turf, with Rabchenko paying at (-485). Mundine…

November 8th, 2014
Miguel

The lines for the big fights this weekend, like Atlantic City’s Bernard Hopkins vs Sergey Kovalev bout or the all-German slugfest between Robert Steiglitz and Felix Sturm, have been up at the books for a while now, but with the fights now just hours away, 5Dimes Sportsbook has posted a good bit of lines for…

November 7th, 2014
Miguel

Tomorrow (November 8, 2014) in Krakow, Poland, ranked heavyweight Tomasz Adamek (49-3 record) returns to his home country for the first time since 2011 to face fellow countryman Artur Szpilka (16-1). Right now, the line be offered at 5Dimes Sportsbook has Adamek favored at (-220), with the comeback on Szpilka sitting at (+180). Adamek is…

November 7th, 2014
Miguel

This Saturday night (November 8, 2014), the eyes of German boxing will be on the Porsche Arena as Felix Sturm steps up in weight to meet Robert Steiglitz in a battle of two of the country’s most decorated boxers. Heading into fight week, the books have opened Steiglitz a favorite and he is now at…

November 6th, 2014
Miguel

Kent in the United Kingdom will be the site of this Saturday’s (November 8, 2014) British Light Heavyweight title fight between Bob Ajisafe and Travis Dickinson in a rematch of a December 2012 bout that saw Ajisafe win a Unanimous Decision. Right now at the books, Dickinson enters a slight underdog at (+135), with Ajisafe…

November 6th, 2014
Miguel

The big news for this coming weekend in most boxing circles is Saturday’s Atlantic City showdown at Light Heavyweight between Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev. Hopkins, at 49 years old and a fighter whose legacy is already carved in granite, faces a headhunter the likes of which he has not seen in years. The books…

November 5th, 2014
Miguel

Odds are up for Thursday’s boxing card promoted by Jamie Myer in Broadbeach, Australia that is set to air on FOX Down Under. The main event of the evening features Super Middleweight action as 22 year old up-and-comer Rohan Murdock faces experienced Puerto Rican veteran Manny Siaca (25-7). Murdock is a big (-1000) favorite over…

November 1st, 2014
Miguel

Tonight (November 1, 2014) in Chicago, Warrior Boxing presents a card headlined by Japanese World Champion boxers Tomoki and Koki Kameda. The two Japanese bantamweights are recent signees of Al Haymon, and after long and distinguished careers in Japan, the two have chosen to leave that environment and test their mettle in the United States…

October 31st, 2014
Miguel

Today (October 31, 2014) in Australia, Heavyweights Alex Leapai and Malik Scott square off in a fight between two fringe contenders scrambling to stay relevant in the heavyweight division. The books have a near pick ’em line, with Leapai slightly favored at (-130) and Scott retuning even money. Leapai is a veteran slugger with 24…

October 26th, 2014
Stevie J

WWE returns with the first event following Night of Champions 2014, where Brock Lesnar successfully defended the WWE Championship with a little help from his friends… or are they? Seth Rollins is not an easy man to figure out. At times he seems to be working hand in hand with The Authority – Triple H…

October 25th, 2014
Miguel

Tonight (October 25, 2014) in Monte Carlo, Monaco hosts a highly anticipated card that will air on British TV. The most watched match features Merseyside’s Martin Murray taking on Italian Domenico Spada in a Middleweight fight for a WBC Silver title. Right now at the books, Murray (-1375) is a big favorite, with Spada returning…

October 20th, 2014
Miguel

This Wednesday, October 22nd, at the #2 Yoyogi Gym in Tokyo, Shinsuke Yamanaka defends the WBC World Bantamweight Title for the 8th time as he takes on Suriyan Sor Rungvisai. Yamanaka, who is undefeated at 21-0 is a huge (-7500) favorite over Rungvisai, who returns at (+2500). On the undercard in a 10 rounder at…

October 18th, 2014
Miguel

Tonight (October 18, 2014) at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, Middleweight phenom Gennady Golovkin faces Marco Antonio Rubio in a match that sees Golovkin favored at (-5000). The co-main event at Featherweight is a much more intriguing match-up with a much tighter line as Nonito Donaire comes in a slight underdog (+110) to undefeated…

October 18th, 2014
Miguel

Tonight, October 18th in Poland, the WBO Intercontinental Cruiserweight title will be on the line as undefeated Krysztof Glowacki (22-0) faces off against Thierry Karl in his first title defense. The recently posted lines at 5DIMES has Glowacki a big favorite (-900) to retain his belt over Karl, who is coming back at (+600). Glowacki…

October 17th, 2014
Miguel

The StubHub Center in Carson, California will host the Middleweight title bout between Champion Gennady Golovkin and Marco Antonio Rubio this Saturday, October 18th, 2014.  Heading into the week of the fight, the sport books have posted Golovkin an incredible (-7000) favorite over Rubio, who returns at (+3000). Now, Marco Antonio Rubio is a solid…

October 11th, 2014
Miguel

5Dimes Sportsbook has updated odds for this weekend in boxing, posting several lines that were not up earlier this week. The first event comes to us from Buenos Aires , Argentina on Friday night October 10th as Super Middleweights Jose Alberto Clavero (+1400) and Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna (-3600) square off at Super Middleweight. Maderna just…

October 10th, 2014
Miguel

The O2 Millenium Dome in London will play host to a boxing card on Saturday, October 11th that is headlined by the first 12 round bout of Heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua’s career, as he faces the experienced Denis Bakhtov. Heading into fight week, the books have Joshua installed as a massive (-10000) favorite over Bakhtov,…

October 7th, 2014
Miguel

ESPN2 takes us to the Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi for a Wednesday Night card of boxing headlined by the IBF World Middleweight Title fight between Sam Soliman and Jermain Taylor. Despite a resume a mile long and several recent appearances on the ESPN network, Jermain Taylor is an underdog at (+270) to Soliman,…

October 4th, 2014
Miguel

The Bally’s Event Center in Atlantic City hosts boxing tonight (Saturday, October 4, 2014) and the Top Rank-promoted event is headlined by Light Middleweight Glen Tapia as he takes on Donotas Bondrovas. Right now, Tapia (-2600) is a big favorite over Bondrovas, who returns (+1200) . Tapia is still trying to put his career back…

October 2nd, 2014
Miguel

Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing Promotion returns to Leeds and the First Direct Arena this Saturday (October 4, 2014) with a card mainly created to pad the records of several up and coming British fighters and to notch wins for some veterans. The lines reflect big mismatches throughout the card, but it may bear watching, as…