2016

June 19th, 2016
Stevie J

Following Extreme Rules last month on the WWE Network we’re back again for the seventh ever edition of Money in the Bank as a stand alone PPV. It’s also WWE’s first ever PPV at the T-Mobile Arena, which only opened a couple of months ago in Las Vegas. It’s also the first major “sports” event…

June 17th, 2016
Miguel

This coming Saturday, June 18th the Premier Boxing Champions series airs on NBC with a full night of fights from Chicago’s UIC Pavilion. Three of the featured fights are already getting attention at the sports books. The main event of the evening is a rematch as WBA Bantamweight world champion Juan Carlos Payano (17-0) takes…

June 10th, 2016
Miguel

The Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York hosts Showtime Boxing this Saturday, June 11th Super Welterweight 12 rounds – Willie Nelson +650 Demetrius Andrade -1000 Note: The 22-0 undefeated Demetrius Andrade returns to face WIllie Nelson in a showcase bout designed to get Andrade back in front of a national audiendrade won…

June 8th, 2016
Miguel

Top Rank Boxing is at the Madison Square Garden Theater in Manhattan this Saturday, June 11th with a card that is a showcase for their up and coming international talent. The fights air on “free’ HBO, but you can be sure Top Rank and Bob Arum want some of the winners to develop into pay-per-view…

June 7th, 2016
Miguel

Windhoek, Namibia plays host to a WBA “interim” world title fight this Saturday, June 11th as Paulus Ambunda (24-1) takes on undefeated Moises Flores (24-0). Two fights from this card are getting attention at the sport books and they feature some of the closest lines out there for this weekend’s boxing match-ups. Flores won the…

June 3rd, 2016
Miguel

The sportsbooks are carrying a handful of fights from around the world for this Saturday June 4th. Sat 6/4 – StubHub Center – Carson, California Super Featherweight 12 rounds – Orlando Salido +240 Francisco Vargas -300 The main fights from Golden Boy’s show at the StubHub Center air on HBO, and the headliner is the…

June 2nd, 2016
Stevie J

After a record setting game seven between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder, the victorious Warriors have advanced in the West to the NBA Finals to face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the East. The Thunder were an unlikely underdog who rode a wave of momentum to force a game seven with the…

May 30th, 2016
Stevie J

We’ve arrived at the final and penultimate battle for Lord Stanley’s cup — seven games (or less) to determine one NHL champion. As expected, the Pittsburgh Penguins emerged victorious in the Eastern conference, although it went down to the wire and required two goals from rookie Bryan Rust in game seven to close out the Tampa…

May 27th, 2016
Miguel

A pair of boxing fights with world title repercussions are getting attention at the sport books. Veteran great Shane Mosley (49-9-1) returns at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona on Sat May 28th. Mosley has won world titles in three different weight classes and here he returns to face David Avensyan (21-1-1) for the…

May 26th, 2016
Miguel

The Cirque d’Hiver in Paris, France plays host to a full night of boxing on Friday, May 27th that sees several of the fights getting a look from the sport books. Middleweight 8 rounds – Robert Swierzbinski +4000 Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam -12500 Note: N’Jikam is the star here as he is a former interim world…

May 21st, 2016
Stevie J

Just a few weeks after WWE Payback 2016 we’re already back for Extreme Rules, which airs May 22, 2016 on the WWE Network. That may seem to be too soon for another big event, but WWE isn’t afraid to stack these events up in quick succession, given they’ve got a built in audience of over…

May 21st, 2016
Stevie J

Since we last talked about the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs the field of 16 has been whittled down to a field of four. Surprisingly the early favorites who were seeded #1 aren’t the ones leading the charge to the NHL Finals – though I don’t think you can call any of these teams a Cinderella…

May 21st, 2016
Miguel

The Charlo brothers, undefeated 154 lbers Jermall (23-0) and Jermell (27-0) are in world title bouts this Saturday, May 21st at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The card counts on three world title fights in all at Super Welterweight and all three of them are getting attention at the sport books. No over/under has been…

May 20th, 2016
Miguel

Despite the fact that Deontay Wilder vs Alexander Povetkin is not going down ,this is still a big weekend for Heavyweight boxing. Several matches from around the world are already getting attention at the sport books. The Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau City, New Zealand hosts 24-year old prospect Joseph Parker (18-0) as he faces…

May 18th, 2016
Miguel

Saturday May 21st was supposed to be WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder’s next title defense as he travelled to Russia to face mandatory #1 challenger Alexander Povetkin. Unfortunately for fight fans the world round, the match has been postponed due to Povetkin testing positive for Meldonium in a pre-fight drug test. The WBC announced over…

May 6th, 2016
Miguel

The last 24-48 hours have seen a handful of lines pop up at the sport books for boxing scheduled for tonight (Friday, May 6, 2016). DIVS – Ekaterinburg, Russia – Fri 5/6 Welterweight 12 rounds – Charles Manyuchi +800 Dmitry Mikhaylenko -1475 Super Featherweight 12 rounds – Sebastian Tlatik +550 Evgeny Chuprakov -1050 Notes: Promoter…

May 5th, 2016
Miguel

This Saturday, May 7th sees Hamburg, Germany host a heavyweight clash between Kubrat Pulev (22-1) and Dereck Chisora (25-5). It is a match-up of two men who have fought for the world title before and harbor aspirations of doing so again. The bout is for the vacant European Heavyweight title. Pulev is ranked #6 in…

May 2nd, 2016
Miguel

The new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas plays host to the huge Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs Amir Khan middleweight fight for Alvarez´ WBC World title. HBO and Golden Boy, who promote Alvarez, are keen to tell everyone that the fight is a challenge for their guy. And Khan of course, has chimed in with his…

May 1st, 2016
Stevie J

It may seem like WrestleMania 32 was just the other day, but four weeks have gone by and it’s already time for the annual WWE Payback PPV, which as it has for two of the last three years will emanate from Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois – so close to Chicago it feels like a…

April 30th, 2016
Stevie J

You could hardly be more busy as a sports fan this time of year – the NFL Draft is ongoing, the Stanley Cup Playoffs are in full swing, and if that wasn’t enough action for you the 2016 NBA Playoffs are in the mix as well. Throw in big MMA cards like UFC 197 on…

April 30th, 2016
Miguel

The Premier Boxing Champions and Showtime are at the D.C. Armory in Washington tonight (Saturday, April 30th), with a full night of boxing topped by two world title fights in the Super Middleweight division. WBC Titleholder Badou Jack (20-1-1) will be defending his title against former long-time world champion Lucien Bute (32-3). Right now Jack is…

April 29th, 2016
Miguel

The StubHub Center in Carson, California hosts big-time boxing this Saturday, April 30th as the Premier Boxing Champion series is putting on a rematch between Andre Berto (30-4) and Victor Ortiz (31-5-2). The first match in April of 2011 saw both men enter the match with the winner getting a shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr….

April 28th, 2016
Miguel

This coming Saturday, April 30th was supposed to feature the WBO middleweight title defense of Billy Joe Saunders as he was to face Max Bursak, but injury caused Saunders to pull out of the fight. Nevertheless, promoter Frank Warren and his Queensberry Promotions elected to go no with the show that features 15 fights. Five of…

April 28th, 2016
Miguel

The Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey hosts a nine-fight boxing card that sees the featured bouts air on Spike TV as part of the Premier Boxing Champions series. The big story on this card is the pairing of Andre and Anthony Dirrell on the same card. The brothers have not fought together…

April 24th, 2016
Miguel

The sport books are looking at a pair of events on Wednesday, April 27 from Australia and Japan. Th Convention & Exhibition Centre in Brisbane hosts a six-fight boxing card that has undefeated Jeff Horn (13-0-1) facing veteran Randall Bailey (46-8) with a pair of regional belts on the line. Horn is currently listed as…

April 23rd, 2016
Miguel

The Inglewood Forum hosts HBO Boxing tonight (Saturday, April 23rd) and the card features two of the world’s best pound for pound fighters in Middleweight Gennady Golovkin and Flyweight Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez. Golovkin (34-0) is defending his slew of Middleweight belts against undefeated Dominic Wade (18-0), while Gonzalez (44-0) faces off against McWilliams Arroyo (16-2)…

April 18th, 2016
Miguel

The Premier Boxing Champions air on Fox Sports 1 this April 9th with their “Toe To Toe Tuesdays” series and the main event is getting attention at the sport books. Lightweight ten round action sees Ivan Redkach (19-1) facing Luis Cruz (22-4). Right now, Redkach comes in a big -1500 favorite, with Cruz coming back…

April 16th, 2016
Miguel

The Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Connecticut features Showtime Boxing this Saturday, April 16th with an eight fight boxing card topped by two world title fights. The IBF World Super Featherweight title is on the line as champion Jose Pedraza (21-0) faces Liverpool’s Stephen Smith (23-1) in a 12 round bout with a close line. Pedraza…

April 15th, 2016
Miguel

The Premier Boxing Champions is on NBC TV this Saturday, April 16th with a full night of boxing airing live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Below are the lines out at the sport books as we enter fight week, and you can expect more lines to pop up at the books from the full…

April 14th, 2016
Miguel

The First Direct Arena in Leeds features boxing this Saturday night, April 16th, as promoter Eddie Hearn returns with an 11-fight show that sees the main events air onSKY TV in the U.K. The complete live event has eleven fights in all with three of them already posted at the sport books. Featherweight – 12…

April 13th, 2016
Miguel

Oscar De La Hoya and his Golden Boy Promotions are at the Belasco Theater with their “L.A. Fight Club” series this Friday night, (April 15, 2016). The event sees the featured fights air on the Spanish language channel Estrella TV, and two of the bouts are already getting attention at the sport books. The main…

April 13th, 2016
Stevie J

If you’re a hockey fan it doesn’t get better than the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Sixteen teams will enter, but only one will emerge victorious, with team captains and jubilant teammates taking a victory lap around the ice. The myths and legends surrounding the cup loom as large as the prize itself for the NHL’s top…

April 7th, 2016
Miguel

The O2 Arena in London sees Showtime boxing and Heavyweight title action as IBF World Heavyweight Champion Charles Martin travels to England to face Anthony Joshua. The sport books have placed Joshua (15-0) as a -550 favorite in the fight with the return on Martin (23-0-1) paying +425. The twelve round bout has the over/under…

April 6th, 2016
Miguel

This Saturday, April 9th, HBO pay-per-view presents the return of Manny Pacquiao as he faces rival Timothy Bradley for the third time. The bout takes place in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and sees the Filipino superstar enter as a -230 favorite over Bradley, who is coming back at +190. The over/under…

April 3rd, 2016
Stevie J

It’s the “Grandest Stage of Them All” and the “Showcase of the Immortals” – but sports entertainment fans simply call it WRESTLEMANIA. It’s that time of year where every story, every dramatic build up, every feud and every fight come to their ultimate conclusion. Of course it all starts over the next night on WWE…

March 31st, 2016
Miguel

Eddie Hearn and his Matchroom Boxing promotion are at Liverpool´s Echo Arena this Saturday with an eleven fight card topped by four bouts involving regional titles. It is those four regionl title fights you will find currently at the sport books. The main event sees Super Middleweight 12 round acyion for the European Super Middleweight…

March 30th, 2016
Miguel

The big show Friday night comes to us from the DC Armory in Washington DC with a full night of boxing that sees the main events air on Spike TV. Super Lightweight 12 rounds Ashley Theophane +2000 Adrien Broner -4000 Note: Broner defends his WBA “Super World” title at Light Welterweight against Ashley Theophane. This…

March 29th, 2016
Stevie J

Three out of four isn’t bad! I can’t claim 100% success in predicting the NCAA “March Madness” Final 4 due to #10 seed Syracuse scoring the improbable upset over #1 seed Virginia in the Midwest region, but everything else I said came to pass. #2 seed Villanova knocked off the #1 seed Kansas in the…

March 26th, 2016
Stevie J

The field has narrowed considerably now for the 2016 edition of March Madness. We’ve gone from a field of 64 plus down to the Elite Eight of college basketball. While there were some historic upsets and miraculous finishes early on, we’re now in a position where the cream has definitely risen to the top. The…

March 25th, 2016
Miguel

The Sheffield Arena hosts Kell Brook’s IBF Welterweight Title defense this Saturday as he faces IBF mandatory challenger Kevin Bizier. Brook is 35-0 and this will be the third defense of the world title he won in August of 2014 when he put the only blemish on Shawn Porter’s record. Bizier fights out of Canada…

March 24th, 2016
Miguel

The BBBofC Middleweight title is on the line this Saturday, March 26th at the Wembley Arena in London as titleholder Nick Blackwell defends his belt against Chris Eubank Jr. The bout has the unusual characteristic that the defending champion Blackwell is entering the fight a big underdog. The books have Blackwell returning at +700, with…

March 24th, 2016
Stevie J

After a wild and unpredictable opening two rounds of play, where a Michigan State loss destroyed almost every bracket in the country, we move on to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The field is now heavy on favorites and short on Cinderellas, and unfortunately for the upset-minded, two of those…

March 21st, 2016
Jay Primetown

ToutMaster 2016 (presented by MMAOddsbreaker.com and TheMMA-Analysis Podcast) continued this past weekend with UFC Fight Night 85 in Brisbane, Australia. After UFN 85, here’s the updated top 20: With upsets all across the spectrum, we saw significant changes in the standings. godofmma regained his spot at the top of standings with a strong eleven point…

March 18th, 2016
Miguel

There is not much in the way of big-time boxing this coming weekend, but the sport books have posted several lines for cards in the United States. On Saturday in Lightweight 12 rounds action at the House of Blues in Boston, Massachusetts as popular Irishman Stephen Ormond returns to action to face Marcos Jimenez. Ormond…

March 17th, 2016
Miguel

It is a slow weekend on the Boxing calendar, however a handful of 12 round fights from around the world have popped up at the sport books in the last 24-48 hours. There are no really copetitive lines, and none of the fights feature over/under action. Lightweight 12 rounds – Espoon Metro Arena – Espoo,…

March 15th, 2016
Stevie J

It’s that time of year we all love as sports fans – March Madness is upon us! Nobody wants to pick a bracket buster, but everybody cheers for a Cinderella story. Nobody believes their local school can go all the way, but every alum fills out one extra bracket “just in case.” Loyalties are tested…

March 8th, 2016
Jay Primetown

ToutMaster 2016 (presented by MMAOddsbreaker.com and TheMMA-Analysis Podcast) continued on Saturday with UFC 196 in Las Vegas, Nevada. After UFC 196, here’s the updated top 20: With huge upsets in the main and co-main events we saw significant changes in the standings. With the highest event score of the year thus far, ChrisM catapulted from outside…

March 5th, 2016
Miguel

Three world title fights from tonight’s (March 5, 2016) DC Armory event in Washington D.C. will air on HBO in prime time. The Heavyweight 12 round bout between interim WBA titleholder Luis Ortiz and Tony Thompson sees the hard-hitting Cuban Ortiz come in a wide favorite, paying -3400. The comeback on Thompson is paying +1700….

March 3rd, 2016
Miguel

The Boxing calendar has really picked up in recent weeks, and this coming weekend also features multiple lines already at the sportsbooks. Below are several lines that are coming up from across the world. The Mexican capital hosts the bout with the highest name recognition, as welterweight Antonio Margarito makes his return to the ring for…

March 2nd, 2016
Miguel

Promoter Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing are at the Genting Arena in Birmingham this Saturday night with a twelve fight boxing card featuring a handful of BBBofC regional titles. Two of the event’s fatured fights are already at the sport books, and you can check back later in the week to see of other lines…

March 1st, 2016
Miguel

The sport books are looking at a pair of WBC World title fights this Friday, March 4th at the Shiamazu Arena in Kyoto, Japan. Promoter Akihiko Honda is promoting a seven-fight card topped by world titleholders Shinsuke Yamanaka and Yu Kimura. Yamanaka will be defending his WBC Bantamweight title against Venezuela’s Liborio Solis. Yamanaka is…