2015

January 6th, 2016
Gabe Killian

The 2015 UFC calendar year delivered 44 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….

January 2nd, 2016
Betting Bruiser

As the UFC is still considered to be in its infancy in comparison to other mainstream sports, the idea of breaking a record has held little promotional value in the past. Breaking a record before likely meant that you were setting the bar for fighters yet to grace the Octagon. As long as it’s not…

January 1st, 2016
Gabe Killian

The 2015 UFC calendar year delivered 44 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….

December 30th, 2015
Gabe Killian

The 2015 UFC calendar year delivered 44 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….

December 28th, 2015
Miguel

Boxing fans will find the calendar light as the year closes out, but in Japan, a series of shows that features seven World Championship fights and a pair of fighters that are currently ranked #1 in their weight classes. As we enter fight week, 5Dimes Sportsbook has posted lines for several of the bouts in Japan already,…

December 27th, 2015
Gabe Killian

The 2015 calendar year has wrapped up for the UFC, and at the beginning of the year, I made 10 predictions. Here is how they turned out… 1.) Khabib Nurmagomedov becomes UFC Lightweight Champion. This could have easily been reality, but injuries kept the undefeated Dagestani fighter sidelined all year. Hope I didn’t jinx him……

December 18th, 2015
Miguel

The Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York hosts the year’s last card fro broadcaster HBO tomorrow (Saturday, December 19th). The main event bout sees high-level Heavyweight action as undefeated Luis Ortiz (23-0) takes on Bryant Jennings (19-1). The bout is a defense by Ortiz of his interim WBA Heavyweight title, and Ortiz is…

December 16th, 2015
Miguel

The Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York hosts the year’s last card fro broadcaster HBO this Saturday, December 19th. The main event bout sees high-level Heavyweight action as undefeated Luis Ortiz (23-0) takes on Bryant Jennings (19-1). The bout is a defense by Ortiz of his interim WBA Heavyweight title, and Ortiz…

December 15th, 2015
Miguel

Manchester is the scene for the last of the big fights on British soil for the calendat year of 2015, and promoter Frank Warren has two world title fights atop a big fourteen fight card. The sport books have already posted odds for five of the bouts on the card, and more are likely to…

December 13th, 2015
Stevie J

Welcome back to our monthly WWE preview with the latest betting odds for live events on the WWE Network. We used to call these things “pay-per-view” but these days you subscribe to the Network and pay $9.99 a month. Not such a bad deal compared to what they used to cost via cable or satellite….

December 12th, 2015
Miguel

Promoter Eddie Hearn and his Matchroom Boxing are at the 02 Arena in London, England this Saturday December 12th with one of the biggest cards of the year. The main event sees Heavyweight Olympic Gold Medalist and undefeated (14-0) prospect Anthony Joshua take on rival Dillian Whyte in a match that has been in the…

December 10th, 2015
Miguel

The Premier Boxing Champions series has the main events from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas set to air on NBC this Saturday, December 12th. The live event is produced by Leija-Battah Promotions and has a massive 16 fights planned, so there is a good chance more of this card pops up at the…

December 8th, 2015
Miguel

The Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico has a Top Rank card scheduled for Friday, December 11th, whose main events will air on TruTV. The big fight on the card is a Super Bantamweight 12-round match featuring former four weight division world champion Nonito Donaire (35-3) taking on Cesar Juarez. The sport books…

December 4th, 2015
Gabe Killian

Another great week is now behind us and I am back with plays for this Sunday, so without further ado, here are my plays for for Week 13 of the 2015-16 NFL season… EARLY GAMES Buccaneers PK (-120) > Falcons 1.8u to win 1.5u Tampa Bay beat Atlanta on the road in Week 7 by…

December 3rd, 2015
Dave Walsh

On Friday, December 5th in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, GLORY returns for the final show of 2015 and they are going out with a bang. GLORY 26 will be broadcast live here in the United States on ESPN3 at 4pm Eastern time and the show is highlighted by not one but two huge GLORY World Title…

November 28th, 2015
Gabe Killian

I am back with my plays for Week 12 of the 2015-16 NFL season. After a few weeks off, I make my return with a few plays deemed worthy of sharing. Now without further ado, here are my plays for tomorrow’s games… STRAIGHT PLAYS Giants (-135) > Redskins Tomorrow, the Giants will be getting Prince…

November 22nd, 2015
Stevie J

It’s time once again to perform our monthly ritual of previewing a WWE PPV and predicting the results, but events since the Hell in a Cell PPV have made things much less predictable than usual. Thanks to Seth Rollins blowing out his knee at a WWE show in Dublin on their European tour, the WWE…

November 21st, 2015
Miguel

The big HBO pay-per-view event hits us this Saturday night with Miguel Cotto versus Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in the main event. The main broadcast is also set to feature two world title matches as well as the return of pouind for pound stud Guillermo Rigondeaux. None of the main card bouts except the Cotto vs…

November 20th, 2015
Miguel

Most of the eyes of the boxing world will be on Las Vegas and the highly anticipated Miguel Cotto vs Saul Alvarez HBO pay-per-view, tomorrow (Saturday, November 21, 2015). However, Germany and England also have a pair of world titles on the line in fights with terrific story lines. The Tui Arena in Hannover, Germany…

November 19th, 2015
Miguel

This Friday night, The Joint in Las Vegas, Nevada will host a Golden Boy Promotions event headlined by Diego De La Hoya facing Giovanni Delgado. De La Hoya is the 21-year old cousin of Oscar De la Hoya, and he has built up a (12-0) professional record. This fight is for the WBC Youth World…

November 18th, 2015
Miguel

The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada plays host to what will most likely be the second biggest fight of 2015 as Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto (40-4) takes on Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1) this coming Saturday, November 21st. The sport books have a had a line up on the fight for…

November 3rd, 2015
Miguel

The Basket Hall Arena in Kazan, Russia hosts Heavyweight boxing this Wednesday as Alexander Povetkin (29-1) takes on Mariusz Wach (31-1) in defense of his WBC Silver heavyweight title. There is a lot at stake here, as Povetkin has been the WBC’s mnadatory challenger for WBC World titleholder Deontay Wilder and the winner of the…

October 25th, 2015
Stevie J

This is one of those rare months when two “special events” occur on the WWE Network. The last was WWE’s stop at Madison Square Garden on Brock Lesnar’s “Go to Hell” tour. Sunday, October 25th, 2015 will be the FINAL stop on that tour as ‘The Beast Incarnate’ must face his greatest nemesis in The…

October 22nd, 2015
Miguel

This Friday (October 23, 2015) at the Pabellón Pilar Fernández Valderrama in Valladolid, Spain sees the return of former Super Bantamweight World Champion Kiko Martinez (32-6) as he faces Herald Molina (18-12-3). The bout is scheduled for eight rounds and the sport books have placed Martinez as a big-time (-20000) favorite over the journeyman Molina,…

October 17th, 2015
Miguel

The eyes of the mainstream boxing world will be on Madison Square Garden and the huge Gennady Golovkin vs David Lemieux Middleweight title unification bout, but the calendar sees a slew of boxing across the United States. There are lines up at 5Dimes Sportsbook for several fights from around the country. At the Mohegan Sun…

October 16th, 2015
Miguel

The UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois holds another “PBC” series event tonight (Friday, October 16, 2015) as Light Heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara faces Nathan Cleverly. The Polish born Chicago resident Fonfara (27-3) is a (-220) favorite over the Brit Cleverly (29-2), who is returning at (+180) according to the latest odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. There is…

October 15th, 2015
Gabe Killian

WEEK 5 RESULTS: Bengals (-165) | WIN 1.5u Cardinals (-145) | WIN 2u Chargers (-170) | LOSE 2.55u Parlay Falcons with Giants at (-130) | WIN 1.5u Bengals/Cardinals/Chargers/Falcons/Giants (+673) | LOSE .35u Total: 3-2 for +2.1u I hit the first four legs of my 5-team parlay with the Chargers left for Monday Night Football. They were ahead…

October 15th, 2015
Miguel

This Saturday night (October 17, 2015), Madison Square Garden hosts big time boxing as Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux fight to unify Middleweight titles. The co-main event sees WBC Flyweight Champion Roman Gonzalez (43-0) take on veteran Brian Viloria (36-4). Gonzalez was recently named the #1 pound for pound fighter in the world by RING…

October 14th, 2015
Miguel

Tomorrow (Thursday, October 15, 2015) at the Trust Arena in Auckland, New Zealand 23-year old heavyweight prospect Joseph Parker (15-0) takes the next step on his career path as he faces hardened veteran Kali Meehan (42-5) in a bout scheduled for twelve rounds. The sport books have not listed an over/under for this bout, but…

October 13th, 2015
Miguel

This Saturday, HBO features the long awaited return of Middleweight kingpin Gennady Golovkin (33-0) as he returns to the ring at New York’s Madison Square Garden to face David Lemieux (34-2). As expected, Golovkin is a prohibitive (-1900) favorite at the books, with Lemieux paying back at (+1200). The twelve round bout has an over/under…

October 12th, 2015
Miguel

The Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona hosts the latest “Premier Boxing Champions” and the show is headlined by an international main event in the Featherweight division as England’s Lee Selby faces off against Mexico’s Fernando Montiel. The fight is for Selby’s IBF World Featherweight Title. The books have Selby a big-time (-3000) favorite over…

October 9th, 2015
Gabe Killian

Starting this week, Week 5 in the 2015-16 NFL season, I will be sharing my plays for the games. I did not start earlier, because I did not have plays I liked. This is the first week this season where I will be wagering on more than just one game. As the season is progressing,…

October 9th, 2015
Dave Walsh

Tonight (Friday, October 9th, 2015), live on Spike TV from Denver, Colorado is GLORY 24. GLORY 24 is primed to be one of GLORY’s better shows of the year thus far featuring a main event middleweight clash between top contender Joe Schilling and up-and-comer Jason Wilnis. The co-main event sees Wayne Barrett return to action…

October 7th, 2015
Miguel

The Manchester Arena hosts Frank Warren and his Queensbury Promotions for a boxing card with eleven scheduled fights. Theco-main events see two WBO World Titles on the line, and five of the fights on the card are getting attention at the sportbooks. There are no over/under lines available for these fights. Terry Flanagan (28-0) defends…

October 3rd, 2015
Stevie J

This show is a bit of an aberration in the WWE line-up. It’s not considered a “pay per view” as such, like Night of Champions last month. In fact the next official major event is Hell in a Cell on October 25th. That said this is an official “special event” as far as WWE is…

September 24th, 2015
Miguel

This Saturday night the “Premier Boxing Champions” series brings us a world heavyweight title fight to NBC as WBC World Champion Deontay Wilder (34-0) defends his belt against Frenchman Johann Duhaupas (32-2). The match takes plaace at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama which is basically Wilder’s hometown, contributing to make the champion a big…

September 21st, 2015
Miguel

The Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan hosts a WBC World Bantamweight title bout between long time champion Shinsuke Yamanaka and Anselmo Moreno of Panama. Moreno was the WBA World Bantamweight champion from 2008-2014, and despite roughly a year off, he brings an extremely experienced resume of (11-1) in Bantamweight world title fights. For his…

September 20th, 2015
Stevie J

I’m probably too old school for my own good but I really wasn’t ready for another show yet after SummerSlam. There was something to be said about having 3-4 months between WWE (then WWF) shows that built up your anticipation for the next one. The TV build hasn’t excited me and as much as I…

September 18th, 2015
Miguel

Eddie Hearn and his Matchroom Boxing promotion are at the Olympia in Liverpool this Saturday with a card headlined by a pair of title eliminator bouts. The main fights are set to air on SKY in the United Kingdom, and the live card features 7 fights in all. Three of the bouts are already up…

September 11th, 2015
Miguel

Eddie Hearn and his Matchroom Boxing promotion roll out the big show this Saturday with an event at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London that is set to air on SKY TV in the UK. The live show features eleven fights in all, and three of them are already getting attention at the sport books….

September 11th, 2015
Miguel

Al Haymon’s “Premier Boxing Champions” series airs on back to back nights tonight (Friday, September 11, 2015) and tomorrow (Saturday). Tonight at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Canada, the event will air on Spike TV and features WBC World Light Heavyweight Champion Adonis Stevenson (26-1) defending his belt against Tommy Karpency (25-4-1). The 12-round bout…

September 9th, 2015
Miguel

So, Floyd Mayweather Jr’s last fight is here this weekend (September 12, 2015) as he takes on former WBC World Champion Andre Berto at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather (48-0) has been criticized for the choice of Berto (30-3) as an opponent, and the books have installed him as a…

September 8th, 2015
Miguel

It seems anti-climatic and not what we are used to for a Floyd Mayweather Jr fight, but his fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas against Andre Berto is this Saturday. The fight has been on the books officially for about six weeks, and the general reaction to the fight has been lukewarm as…

September 7th, 2015
Miguel

The “Premier Boxing Champions” series has a Tuesday night engagement at the Hollywood Palladium that is set to air on Fox Sports 1. The series, which is art of boxing power-player Al Haymon’s empire, started in March of this year and has been running what are basically weekly shows on a variety of networks. This…

September 3rd, 2015
Miguel

Right now, the sport books are carrying lines for several of Saturday’s fights, with more expeceted to pop up as the weekend approaches. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida hosts Heavyweight action as former World titleholder Shannon Briggs (58-6-1) takes on Michael Marrone (21-4). The line sees Briggs, who is 43…

September 1st, 2015
Miguel

This Sunday night (September 6, 2015), the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas hosts a boxing card set to air on CBS as the next installment of the “Premier Boxing Champions” series. The main event sees WBA World Bantamweight Champion Jamie McDonnell (26-2-1) defend his belt against Japan’s highly regarded Tomoki Kameda (31-1) in…

August 28th, 2015
Miguel

The Premier Boxing Champions series is at the Staples Center and on ESPN this Saturday night with a highly anticipated showdown at Featherweight between Abner Mares (29-1-1) and Leo Santa Cruz (30-0-1). The undefeated Santa Cruz is favored at (-200) in this one, with the comeback on Mares paying (+170). The over/under for this twelve…

August 26th, 2015
Miguel

The Forum in Inglewood, California hosts a night of PPV boxing this Saturday as Shane Mosley takes on Ricardo Mayorga in a re-match.  Right now, the books have Mosley as the (-700) favorite, with Mayorga returning at (+500).  The over/under for this twelve round bout is set at 9 1/2, with the over paying at (-220) and the…

August 22nd, 2015
Stevie J

Last month at WWE Battleground we got an unexpected swerve in the main event between Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins. Lesnar was the -180 favorite to take the title back from Rollins, and although I was “technically” right when I said the underdog Rollins would retain, he didn’t do it on his own. Thanks to…

August 14th, 2015
Miguel

This Friday night the “Premier Boxing Champions” series airs on Spike TV with a main event featuring heavyweights Antonio ATarver and Steve Cunningham. The sport books have added other odds for boxing this weekend. On Saturday night the “Premier Boxing Champions” comes to us on NBC Sports from Montreal with a pair of Light Heavyweight…

August 5th, 2015
Miguel

Well, it’s official. For the past several weeks Floyd Mayweather Jr has been on the verge of announcing who he will fight on September 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and the name that started to surface the most often as the opponent is Florida’s Andre Berto (30-3). Yesterday Mayweather and his entourage…