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2015 Kentucky Derby Picks – Odds & Post Positions

April 30th, 2015 by Lou Palumbo (Head Columnist) | Posted in Horse Racing   Comments Off on 2015 Kentucky Derby Picks – Odds & Post Positions
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2015 Kentucky Derby Racing Form, Odds, Date & Info
Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015 (12:30pm to 7:30pm EST)
Time:
Noon to 7:30pm – Derby Post Time: 6:24 p.m. (EST)

Race Location: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky
TV: NBC Sports (12 – 4pm ET) – Derby Race: NBC (6pm ET)
Morning Line Favorite: American Pharoah (Odds: 5-2) 

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Our Kentucky Derby Picks & Derby Odds Can Be Found Below
Previous Five Kentucky Derby Winners
2014 California Chrome
2013 Orb
2012 I’ll Have Another
2011 Animal Kingdom
2010 Super Saver

In what many call the most exciting two minutes in sports, the annual running of the Kentucky Derby will take place this upcoming Saturday, May 2nd.  The race will be shown live the famous Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on NBC at 6pm (EST). Below you will find some of our 2015 Kentucky Derby picks with a breakdown of the odds & race entries.  The general general predictions from famous horse racing experts and handicappers are listed below. 

The overwhelming favorite for the 2015 Kentucky Derby is American Pharoah.  Listed at 3.5 to 1 odds (at 5Dimes Sportsbook), Pharoah is ridden by famous jockey, Victor Espinoza, who also jockeyed last year’s winner of California Chrome.  Many of of the famous experts, including Jill Byrne & Ed DeRosa, have predicted Pharoah will cross the finish first.  The duo of trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Victor Espinoza is the most highlighted team of them all and why American Pharoah is the favorite.   We at Bankroll Sports truly don’t think you will find any value betting the popular pick in Pharoah.  He is likely to go off at very poor odds due to him being the popular expert pick and the fact that Espinoza will be on him and there are too many strong horses in the field. Pharoah will also have to work from way out outside as he got a bad draw with the 18th post position.

A very popular pick from racing cappers & a true thoroughbred that want to avoid overlooking, is undefeated Dortmund (2015 Kentucky Derby Odds: 3 to 1 at 5Dimes Racebook).  Dortmund will be coming out of the number 8 post and is trained by the popular Bob Baffert, who is also training the popular favorite, American Pharoah.  To fill out an MVP team, Dortmund’s saddle will be controlled by Martin Garcia.  

As we said, there are some other impressive horses in the field, and not all the experts are backing American Pharoah.  While not exactly contrarian picks, other experts, like Daily Facing Form’s David Grening, is keen on the other Bob Baffert trained horse. The handicappers at Bankroll Sports also like Grening’s pick of Carpe Diem who’s morning line is at 8 to 1 odds to win the 2015 Kentucky Derby (odds from 5Dimes Sportsbook).  Carpe Diem will be ridden by soon-to-be-retired and legendary jockey, John Velazquez.  Velazquez will look to add to his impressive resume including a 2011 derby win (on the back of Animal Kingdom).  Velazquez hopes to go out out on top by winning the grand daddy of them all one more time.  Our handicappers (as well as many) love trainer Todd Pletcher and expect him to have Carpe Diem ready for the longer track at Churchill Downs.  We also like that Carpe Diem has the inside number 2 post position, giving him the chance to get out in front and ride the rail.  Throw in that he’s not one of the Baffert trained horses, you are likely to end up with a decent price at post time.

Todd Pletcher (Carpe Diam’s trainer) will be training several horses in this year’s Kentucky Derby.  Aside from Carpe Diem, the most well-known of them (from many horse racing aficionados) would be Materiality (2015 Kentucky Derby Odds: 21 to 1).  Materiality is from the stud of the briefly-famous Afleet Alex.  This is a nice bloodline as Afleet Alex won the Preakness Stakes & Belmont Stakes in 2005 (as well as three other majors). Materiality is being ridden by a red-hot rider in jockey Javier Castellano. The experienced Castellano finished number one overall in jockey earnings the past two years (2014 & 2015) and did so on the backs of some significant horses.  If you are looking for a sleeper, Materiality’s morning line of 21 to 1 offers tremendous value.

2015 Kentucky Derby Odds & Post Post Positions (as of 4/30/15)
Current Odds From BetOnline Racebook & Sportsbook (as of 4/30/14)

Post
Horse Name
Jockey
Horse’s Trainer
Odds To Win
1
Ocho Ocho Ocho
Elvis Trujillo
Jim Cassidy
50-1
2
Carpe Diem
John Velazquez
Todd Pletcher
8-1
3
Materiality
Javier Castellano
Todd Pletcher
21-1
4
Tencendur
Manny Franco
George Weaver
30-1
5
Danzig Moon
Julien Leparoux
Mark Casse
30-1
6
Mubtaahij
Christophe Soumillion
Mike de Kock
20-1
7
El Kabeir
Calvin Borel
John Terranova II
30-1
8
Dortmund
Martin Garcia
Bob Baffert
3-1
9
Bolo
Rafael Bejarano
Carla Gaines
30-1
10
Firing Line
Gary Stevens
Simon Callaghan
12-1
11
Stanford
Florent Geroux
Todd Pletcher
30-1
12
International Star
Miguel Mena
Mike Maker
20-1
13
Itsaknockout
Luis Saez
Todd Pletcher
30-1
14
Keen Ice
Kent Desormeaux
Dale Romans
50-1
15
Frosted
Joel Rosario
Kiaran McLaughlin
15-1
16
War Story
Joe Talamo
Tom Amoss
50-1
17
Mr. Z
Ramon Vazquez
D. Wayne Lukas
50-1
18
American Pharoah
Victor Espinoza
Bob Baffert
5-2
19
Upstart
Jose Ortiz
Rick Violette Jr.
15-1
20
Far Right
Mike Smith
Ron Moquett
30-1

2017 Masters Odds & Picks – Tiger Woods Odds To Win The Masters

April 6th, 2015 by Lou Palumbo (Head Columnist) | Posted in Golf / PGA Tour   Comments Off on 2017 Masters Odds & Picks – Tiger Woods Odds To Win The Masters
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Masters Odds To Win

Q: When is the 2015 Masters?
A: Thursday, 4/9 to 4/12/2015

Q: Which TV network can I watch the event & what time will the 2015 Masters TV Coverage Air?
A: As usual, you can watch the masters on ESPN on Thursday and Friday.  Then, the coverage will switch to CBS on Saturday & Sunday.  DirectTV also has special dedicated channels (also available in a 4-screen split) for the Masters. This includes; Featured Group, Amen Corner, Network Coverage, and more.

Q: Who Was Last Year’s Masters Champion and What is his Current Odds?
Q: Who was Last Year’s Masters Runner Up
A: Bubba Watson (2015 Masters odds: 12-1) won the Masters in 2015 as one of the favorites.  Jordan Speith (2015 Masters Odds: 10-1) went into Sunday with the lead and was outplayed by Watson.   

Q: Where will the 2015 Masters be held?
A: The Masters is always (every year) at Augusta National in Augusta, Georgia

Q: Who is Biggest Odds on Favorite to Win the 2014 Masters?
A. Most books have either the following three at the top and have this order (as of 4/1):

  1. Rory McIlroy (6 to 1 at JustBet)
  2. Joran Speith (10 to 1 at JustBet)
  3. Bubba Watson (11 to 1 at 5 Dimes)

Q: Where can I see the rest of the 2015 Masters odds and lists of odds from reliable sportsbooks?
A: Full list of odds for the 2014 Masters can be found at the bottom of this post, courtesy of JustBet; also find odds from 5 Dimes below. We’ll also update the lists below with the latest prices as often as possible. We’ll also try to add individual 2014 Masters Prop Bets as well as heads-up lines.

Q: What are some exciting storylines to watch in this year’s Masters?
A: The biggest story is of course, the return of the great Tiger Woods.  After taking some time off, Woods will return to golf and test his game in the biggest tournament of them all.  Tiger Woods’ current odds to win the 2015 Masters is 38 to 1 (at 5 Dimes).  This seems to be on the high end (better payout than other books).  Most books will offer him at around 25 to 1.

Another great story is Jordan Speith.  He has been red hot and everyone is waiting for the young tour star to win his first major. He was in contention last week and lost in a playoff to J.B. Holmes. Speith also won the Velspar Championship just two weeks ago. You can get Jordan Speith at around 10 to 1 (at JustBet). You’ll find a nice payout for J.B. Holmes as 5 Dimes is offering 50 to 1 odds for last week’s Houston Open Winner.

All the stories of the day will take the early spotlight off the world’s number one player, Rory McIlroy. The current odds to win the Masters for Rory McIlroy is roughly 5 to 1 at most books.

Latest Odds to win the 2015 Masters @ JustBet Sportsbook (as of 4/1/14):
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RORY MCILROY ODDS +605
BUBBA WATSON +1224
JORDAN SPIETH +1018
JASON DAY +1626
DUSTIN JOHNSON +1421
ADAM SCOTT +1815
HENRIK STENSON +1615
JIMMY WALKER +2850
PHIL MICKELSON +1615
RICKIE FOWLER +3709
MATT KUCHAR +3099
PATRICK REED +3305
TIGER WOODS +2550
JUSTIN ROSE +4050
SERGIO GARCÍA +4050
BRANDT SNEDEKER +4550
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN +5050
LEE WESTWOOD +4050
BILLY HORSCHEL +5250
HIDEKI MATSUYAMA +6050
BROOKS KOEPKA +6050
MARTIN KAYMER +6050
PAUL CASEY +7250
CHARL SCHWARTZEL +8050
IAN POULTER +7550
JIM FURYK +5250
ANGEL CABRERA +5050
ZACH JOHNSON +8550
J.B. HOLMES +4550
HUNTER MAHAN +11250
BILL HAAS +6550
RYAN MOORE +8550
PADRAIG HARRINGTON +12550
RYAN PALMER +10250
KEEGAN BRADLEY +8050
VICTOR DUBUISSON +7250
GARY WOODLAND +8050
HARRIS ENGLISH +15250
NICK WATNEY +8050
SHANE LOWRY +15250
JASON DUFNER +11250
LUKE DONALD +9672
BRANDEN GRACE +17250
GRAEME MCDOWELL +11250
WEBB SIMPSON +15250
JAMIE DONALDSON +12550
JONAS BLIXT +15250
CHRIS KIRK +8550
FRED COUPLES +22550
MARC LEISHMAN +15250
MIGUEL ANGEL JIMENEZ +22550
RUSSELL HENLEY +13250
ERNIE ELS +25250
KEVIN NA +25250
GRAHAM DELAET +14310
JOHN SENDEN +20250
SANG-MOON BAE +25250
DANNY WILLETT +30250
CAMILO VILLEGAS +32550
CHARLEY HOFFMAN +32550
BRENDON TODD +32550
MATT EVERY +35250
JOOST LUITEN +21250
STEVE STRICKER +30250
GEOFF OGILVY +21250
MORGAN HOFFMANN +40250
MIKKO ILONEN +25250
THOMAS BJORN +40250
STEPHEN GALLACHER +40250
BERND WIESBERGER +28550
BEN MARTIN +52550
BEN CRANE +52550
ANY OTHER PLAYER NOT LISTED ABOVE +1018

Current 2014 Masters Odds @ 5Dimes Sportsbook (as of 4/1/14):
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Rory McIlroy +565
Jordan Spieth +940
Bubba Watson +1055
Jason Day +1355
Dustin Johnson +1490
Henrik Stenson +1755
Adam Scott +1855
Phil Mickelson +2105
Jimmy Walker +2240
Patrick Reed +3130
Justin Rose +3280
Matt Kuchar +3280
Rickie Fowler +3280
Sergio Garcia +3780
Tiger Woods +3780
Brandt Snedeker +5000
J.B. Holmes +5000
Lee Westwood +5500
Louis Oosthuizen +5500
Hideki Matsuyama +7000
Paul Casey +7500
Billy Horschel +8000
Keegan Bradley +8000
Martin Kaymer +8500
Brooks Koepka +9000
Charl Schwartzel +9000
Ian Poulter +10000
Jim Furyk +10000
Victor Dubuisson +10000
Angel Cabrera +10500
Hunter Mahan +11000
Ryan Palmer +11000
Zach Johnson +11000
Ryan Moore +13000
Gary Woodland +14000
Bill Haas +16000
Russell Henley +16000
Branden Grace +17000
Jason Dufner +18000
Padraig Harrington +18000
Graeme McDowell +19000
Jonas Blixt +19000
Luke Donald +20000
Shane Lowry +21000
Jamie Donaldson +21500
Chris Kirk +23000
Webb Simpson +23000
Marc Leishman +26000
Ernie Els +28000
Kevin Na +29000
Miguel Angel Jimenez +29000
Fred Couples +31500
Charley Hoffman +37000
John Senden +37000
Steve Stricker +37000
Brendon Todd +37500
Sang-Moon Bae +42000
Morgan Hoffmann +42500
Matt Every +43000
Bernd Wiesberger +44500
Thomas Bjorn +46000
Danny Willett +48500
Cameron Tringale +50000
Geoff Ogilvy +50000
Stephen Gallacher +54000
Camilo Villegas +56500
Mikko Ilonen +56500
Trevor Immelman +59000
Joost Luiten +60000
Vijay Singh +66000
Seung-Yul Noh +69000
Ben Martin +70000
Bernhard Langer +70000
Kevin Streelman +79000
Erik Compton +81500
Robert Streb +82000
Kevin Stadler +86000
Ben Crane +90000
Brian Harman +90000
Thongchai Jaidee +94000
Anirban Lahiri +100000
Antonio Murdaca +100000
Ben Crenshaw +100000
Bradley Neil +100000
Byron Meth +100000
Corey Conners +100000
Darren Clarke +100000
Gunn Yang +100000
Ian Woosnam +100000
James Hahn +100000
Jose Maria Olazabal +100000
Larry Mize +100000
Mark O’Meara +100000
Matias Dominguez +100000
Mike Weir +100000
Sandy Lyle +100000
Scott Harvey +100000
Tom Watson +100000