UFC Fight Night Handicapping: Dos Anjos vs Alvarez


On Thursday July 7th, Las Vegas will host the first of three UFC cards being held on three consecutive days with UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs Alvarez . Over the course of 55 hours, UFC fans and sharp bettors will have a remarkable number of opportunities to bet on markets swollen by increased fan interest. Here’s all you need to know before you place a bet.

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MMA Betting Tips

With its star-studded card, UFC 200 in Las Vegas on July 9th is poised to be the biggest MMA betting event in the sports’ history. In recognition of this milestone event we look back at the betting highlights since UFC 100 to find out the most profitable fighters and divisions. Read on to find out who they are.

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NBA Playoffs Western Conference Handicapping Preview

Saturday Night NBA Props: Warriors vs Thunder

The NBA playoffs are here and our lead basketball trader is offering his insight on the Western Conference matches. Who are the dangerous playoff teams? Who has an edge to win the title? A must read for all NBA bettors.

Golden State Warriors v Houston Rockets (GST won season series 3-0)

What superlatives have not been fairly heaped upon the record-setting seasons of the Warriors and their video game sharpshooter Steph Curry?

A repeat championship is well within their reach, as sometimes it appears only they can stop themselves. When they shoot like humans, that’s when they falter…but with just NINE losses, that’s obviously rare.

They are definitely better than last year’s team, which is a scary prospect even for West seeds 2-4 and the Cavs. The Rockets battled them well enough in last year’s Conference Finals, winning just one game, but losing twice by five points each. The Rockets aren’t as good as they were then, while the Warriors are deadly and know what big playoff runs are all about now.

Houston have rarely displayed toughness or consistency and the Warriors are the wrong opponent to face without serious confidence.

Houston’s season has been one of the more underwhelming stories of the league.  Despite all “efforts” to the contrary, the Rockets snuck into the playoffs at the last instance due to the sudden collapse of the Utah Jazz.

Houston crushed three cupcakes at the end, but have rarely displayed toughness or consistency and the Warriors are the wrong opponent to face without serious confidence.

James “The Beard” Harden is a great scorer (and fine passer this year), and will likely go off big in a game or two, but he often comes up with very inefficient games against theWarriors. Dwight Howard appears to be a weaker version of himself relative to last year’s playoffs vs GST.

San Antonio Spurs v Memphis Grizzlies (SAN won season series 4-0)

In any other year, the Spurs’ record of 67-15 and a home mark of 40-1 would have been lead stories.  They’ve integrated All Star import LaMarcus Aldridge, as he and Kahwi Leonard have taken lead roles on a team featuring the gracefully aging Big Three of Duncan, Parker and Ginobli.

Last year, the Spurs were unfortunate enough to draw the Clippers in probably the mega-first round matchup of all-time both from expectations and how the series unfolded. Just a leeeetle different for them to start the 2016 playoffs.

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