2015 Kentucky Derby Picks – Odds & Post Positions

April 30th, 2015 by Lou Palumbo (Head Columnist)
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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
2014California Chrome
2013Orb
2012I’ll Have Another
2011Animal Kingdom
2010Super 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
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2017 Masters Odds & Picks – Tiger Woods Odds To Win The Masters

April 6th, 2015 by Lou Palumbo (Head Columnist)
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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.

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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

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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

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Printable NIT Tournament Bracket for 2015

March 17th, 2015 by Lou Palumbo (Head Columnist)
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Did your favorite college hoops team get snubbed from the NCAA tournament?  Or, are you just a total fanatic when it comes to all college basketball?  Whatever the reason you may be looking to follow the 2015 NIT Tournament, you are likely to need access to an printable bracket that is updated often.  If you are a handicapper or betting enthusiast of college basketball, you may want to see the current odds to win the NIT tournament for 2015.  If you are just looking for a printable NIT bracket for the 2015 National Invitational Tournament, use the link to the left (click on the image of the mini-bracket) for direct access to a regularly-updated, ad-free, N.I.T. tournament bracket that is ready for easy printing.  Also, below you will find the current odds to win the 2015 NIT prior to the first round games, which we will update as often as possible (at least before each round).  These 2015 NIT Tournament odds are from 5 Dimes Sportsbook, which is an online book that we at Bankroll Sports feel offers the very best in future odds options, as we all the very best odds for betting future odds in all sports.
Current Odds To Win The 2015 NIT Tournament at 5 Dimes (as of 3/17/15)
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Superbowl XLIX MVP Odds & Tips For Betting the Super Bowl MVP

January 27th, 2015 by Lou Palumbo (Head Columnist)
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Betting on the Superbowl MVP is one of the most enjoyable betting propositions for the big game.  It’s one of those rare types of future wagers where you are almost betting on the Superbowl and playing fantasy football at the same time.  However, betting the Superbowl MVP odds can be one of those very tricky type of proposition / future wagers.  Why?  We’ll because it’s one of those hard to predict wagers where you need to find some balance as you look for value.  It’s also one of those types of wagers where the average public bettor often gets suckered into getting a very low value bet (on either a ridiculous Superbowl MVP longshot or a favorite that pays less than it should…..

When Looking at Superbowl MVP Longshots:
There are often many huge long shots that look tempting due to their large payout and the player’s notoriety, but at the same time, the player might never even touch the football during, even a regular season game….much less, the Super Bowl.  If betting a player down the list, make sure to factor in the player’s health, the likelihood that he will see the end zone, and/or make multiple game changing plays.  Make sure to factor the competition and how the player has performed in big playoff games in the past.  Also, if the player is in a non-skill position it’s likely that he will not have any chance to actually win the Superbowl MVP (regardless of how many great plays he makes to help his team).  FFor the most, part, anyone below 150 to 1 on the list of Super Bowl MVP odds to win the Su

An example of a zero value long shot would be a full back (who is very popular) having a very sizable payout, and being very low on the MVP odds list, despite the fact that he scores very little and rarely gets the football.  Another example of a zero value long shot would be a popular Offensive Tackle being on the list.

Longshot Picks From the MVP Odds
Doug Baldwin (Seattle):
Superbowl MVP Odds: 50 to 1 Diamond Sportsbook
Jonas Grey (Patriots):
Odds To Win the Superbowl MVP: 200 to 1 Diamond Sportsbook

Who usually get’s the MVP? Yes, the quarterback, the running back, a wide receiver. Well if you remember last in last year’s Super Bowl, linebacker Malcolm Smith won the award in Seattle’s dominating win over Denver. In this interesting matchup on Sunday, both teams have outstanding defensive unit’s and either of these two players are more than capable of making a game changing play. Wagner, the heart of Seattle’s ferocious front 7, and Jamie Collins, the versatile linebacker who has really come into his own this season. Yes, this is a crapshoot, but here you find two outstanding players presenting tremendous value.

When Looking at Superbowl MVP Favorites:
The top of the Superbowl MVP odds are usually the quarterbacks, the running backs, and the top pass catcher on each team.  The quarterback is the showcase position.  The quarterback gets the spotlight and is usually the most talked about player on the field.  This applies even on teams where the quarterback isn’t the most skilled player, or where the quarterback is less responsible for the team even getting to the super bowl.  However, there are times where a quarterback’s over-hype and popularity overshadows another offensive player that is; (a) more likely to make the difference between winning and losing, and is also more likely to reach the end zone on multiple occasions in the Superbowl.  Sometimes popularity, likeability, and overwhelming hype provides good value in another player’s odds to win the Superbowl MVP award.

An example of this would be Rusell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks offering a smaller payout than Marshawn Lynch, while Lynch’s success on the field usually determines weather Seattle wins or loses.

Favorites (To Win The MVP) Offering Value
LeGarrette Blunt (Patriots):
Odds To Win The MVP: 20 to 1 (5Dimes)
Marshawn Lynch (Seahawks):
Odds To Win The MVP: 6 to 1 (5Dimes)
Consider the Superbowl MVP Judges:
One of the biggest things to remember before you decide to make a Superbowl MVP future bet, is that this is not an award that is given-to by, or voted-on-by the other players on the field.  That’s right….the other players (on the winning and/or losing team) don’t get any say who they think should get the Superbowl’s Most Valuable Player award after the game.  Furthermore, when looking at the odds to win the MVP list, you also have to consider that this isn’t an award that fans decide on.  Nope….the NFL’s paying customers have more say in who wins American Idol than they do when it comes to which player gets the Super Bowl MVP.  So, who decides who wins the Superbowl’s Most Valuable player award….?

You guessed it.  It’s those pompous and arrogant blowhards in the sports media (who are so smart, that they’re getting washed out by bloggers on the web).  Sports writers from the major newspapers and sports networks across the United States decide who was the most valuable player to his team on the field that night.  Even if a writer never played a sport in his life, spent the entire game watching the gametracker, and/or didn’t watch a single play from the game…..that writer’s vote counts the same as the next.

Why is this important?  Well, human beings have emotions, and it effect their judgement (especially the annoying sports writers that make up the AP).  Therefore, if the media likes the player, he’s more likely to win a toss-up between two guys.  If you are down to two players, and both have similar odds to win the Superbowl MVP award. it may be useful do a Google News search for the names of players on both teams and see how many positive and negative headlines (from the major publications only) are on that player.  This will give you an idea of whether the media likes this player or not.  Often players who ignore the media, have proven them wrong, or don’t offer substantial interview sessions get some unfavorable spin from the mainstream sports media.

Look For Balance When Betting This Future:
As with most future bets, betting on the odds to win the Superbowl MVP is no different.  Don’t take the favorite for a lot less of a payout than you should be getting for that player.  But, at the same time, don’t waste you money on a 150-1 longshot that won’t even touch the ball.  Look for one or two value bets that are listed in the top 15, but also outside the top 5 on the list of Super Bowl MVP odds at your sportsbook.
Superbowl 49 MVP Value Plays:
Edelman is definitely a wildcard in this game, his toughness and his ability to get open on short routes is excellent. Not only that, chances are he will be matched up with Richard Sherman. Sherman is injured, and he will not be 100% in the game. Also, you have to take a look at Edelman in the passing game, yes, the passing game. Don’t be surprised if you see Edelman wing a touchdown pass in the game, as the Patriots will pull out all the stops. Edelman is also a factor in the return game, as he is extremely quick and is more than capable of taking it to the house. at 28 to 1, Edelman is showing some solid value.  Below Are Some Overall value plays that I see (excluding both team’s quarterback);
Superbowl MVP Overall Value Plays
Julian Edelman (Patriots)
Superbowl MVP Odds: 28 to 1 5Dimes
Rob Gronkowski (Patriots)
Superbowl MVP Odds: 12 to 1 5Dimes

Complete List of 2015 Superbowl MVP Odds @
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Tom Brady (Patriots) +120 (or 1.2 to 1)
Russell Wilson (Seahawks) +225 (or 2.25 to 1)
Marshawn Lynch (Seahawks) +535 (or 5.35 to 1)
Rob Gronkowski (Patriots) +1200 (or 12 to 1)
LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) +2300 (or 23 to 1)
Richard Sherman (Seahawks) +2500 (or 25 to 1)
Julian Edelman (Patriots) +2800 (or 28 to 1)
Nate Solder (Patriots) +2800 (or 28 to 1)
Russell Okung (Seahawks) +2800 (or 28 to 1)
Kam Chancellor (Seahawks) +3000 (or 30 to 1)
Matthew Slater (Patriots) +4700 (or 47 to 1)
Doug Baldwin (Seahawks) +5000 (or 50 to 1)
Earl Thomas (Seahawks) +5000 (or 50 to 1)
Sealver Siliga (Patriots) +6100 (or 61 to 1)
Brandon LaFell (Patriots) +6600 (or 66 to 1)
Darrelle Revis (Patriots) +6600 (or 66 to 1)
Bobby Wagner (Seahawks) +8000 (or 80 to 1)
Jermaine Kearse (Seahawks) +8000 (or 80 to 1)
Shane Vereen (Patriots) +10000 (or 100 to 1)
Byron Maxwell (Seahawks) +15000 (or 150 to 1)
Danny Amendola (Patriots) +15000 (or 150 to 1)
Jamie Collins (Patriots) +15000 (or 150 to 1)
Luke Willson (Seahawks) +15000 (or 150 to 1)
Michael Bennett (Seahawks) +15000 (or 150 to 1)
Patrick Chung (Patriots) +15000 (or 150 to 1)
Rob Ninkovich (Patriots) +15000 (or 150 to 1)
Akeem Ayers (Patriots) +20000 (or 200 to 1)
Bruce Irvin (Seahawks) +20000 (or 200 to 1)
Chandler Jones (Patriots) +20000 (or 200 to 1)
Cliff Avril (Seahawks) +20000 (or 200 to 1)
Dont’a Hightower (Patriots) +20000 (or 200 to 1)
Jonas Gray (Patriots) +20000 (or 200 to 1)
K. J. Wright (Seahawks) +20000 (or 200 to 1)
Malcolm Smith (Seahawks) +20000 (or 200 to 1)
Brandon Bolden (Patriots) +25000 (or 250 to 1)
Brandon Browner (Patriots) +25000 (or 250 to 1)
Brandon Mebane (Seahawks) +25000 (or 250 to 1)
Chris Jones (Patriots) +25000 (or 250 to 1)
Devin McCourty (Patriots) +25000 (or 250 to 1)
Jeremy Lane (Seahawks) +25000 (or 250 to 1)
Jeron Johnson (Seahawks) +25000 (or 250 to 1)
Kyle Arrington (Patriots) +25000 (or 250 to 1)
O’Brien Schofield (Seahawks) +25000 (or 250 to 1)
Ricardo Lockette (Seahawks) +25000 (or 250 to 1)
Stephen Gostkowski (Patriots) +25000 (or 250 to 1)
Steven Hauschka (Seahawks) +25000 (or 250 to 1)
Tharold Simon (Seahawks) +25000 (or 250 to 1)
Tim Wright (Patriots) +25000 (or 250 to 1)
Tony McDaniel (Seahawks) +25000 (or 250 to 1)
Vince Wilfork (Patriots) +25000 (or 250 to 1)
Christine Michael (Seahawks) +30000 (or 300 to 1)
Cooper Helfet (Seahawks) +30000 (or 300 to 1)
Garry Gilliam (Seahawks) +30000 (or 300 to 1)
Jon Ryan (Seahawks) +30000 (or 300 to 1)
Michael Hoomanawanui (Patriots) +30000 (or 300 to 1)
Robert Turbin (Seahawks) +30000 (or 300 to 1)
Brian Tyms (Patriots) +50000 (or 500 to 1)
Bryan Walters (Seahawks) +50000 (or 500 to 1)
James Develin (Patriots) +50000 (or 500 to 1)
James White (Patriots) +50000 (or 500 to 1)
Josh Boyce (Patriots) +50000 (or 500 to 1)
Kevin Norwood (Seahawks) +50000 (or 500 to 1)
Tony Moeaki (Seahawks) +50000 (or 500 to 1)
Will Tukuafu (Seahawks) +50000 (or 500 to 1)
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Super Bowl XLIX Player and Team Prop Picks

January 26th, 2015 by Chad A. Dawkins

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Free NFL Team and Player Prop Picks For Super Bowl XLIX

The center of the sports world will be in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday, February 1st for Super Bowl XLIX featuring the AFC Champion New England Patriots and NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks. This is easily the most wagered game of the year, and here at Bankroll Sports we’ll take a look some prop bets that present some value in the big game.

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Super Bowl XLIX, Sunday, February 1, 2015
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
New England Patriots vs Seattle Seahawks
Current line: New England -2 Total: 47.5

Tom Brady Total TD passes: Over 2.5 (+160)
Great value here. What have you have heard all through the media since the AFC Championship? DeflateGate. The Patriots are cheaters, Tom Brady is a cheater. Let’s rewind back to 2007, when the whole spygate thing cam out after their week 1 win against the Jets. After all the hoopla and criticism that week, the Patriots came out and destroyed San Diego. I expect Tom Brady to be more than motivated to put on a spectacular performance. There’s another guy that could help him out and tell him the weaknesses of Seattle’s secondary, and that would be Patriot cornerback Brandon Browner, a former Seahawk. Let’s not forget that Tom Brady goes against Darrelle Revis in practice every week. Tom Brady will definitely bring his ‘A’ game.

Will LeGarrette Blount (NE) score a TD in the first half? Yes (+180)
The Patriots will without a doubt want to establish a solid run game, and they can do it against a Seattle front 7 that has shown they can be run on. Blount is the go-to guy for the Patriots, and at this price, it presents a lot of value.

Will Rob Gronkowski (NE) score a TD in the game? No (+145)
Will Gronk make a difference in the game? Absolutely, he will have the total attention of the Seahawks secondary. Seattle has an excellent red zone defense, and they have a safety in Kam Chancellor, who will match up extremely well with him. Gronk will make a difference, but I’m not so sure how effective he’ll be in the red zone.

Total Interceptions – Russell Wilson (SEA) Over ½ (-110) 2 (+500)
Yes, the over ½ is not a positive EV wager, but this will without a doubt be the best secondary and possibly the best defense Wilson has faced. This is a guy that threw four interceptions in the NFC championship, and his confidence level can’t be all that hi. I think this is a solid wager, considering the circumstances. Getting +500 for Wilson to throw 2 interceptions is great value.

Total Rushing Yards – Marshawn Lynch (SEA) Under 89.5 (-105)
You have to look at it this way, with 2 weeks to prepare, what will Bill Belichick’s defensive game plan be? Well, looking at history, they will look to take away what Seattle does best. Lynch is by far the most important part of their offense, and I think the Patriots will look to limit Lynch and put the game in Russell Wilson’s hands.

Will there be a defensive or special teams TD in the game? Yes +155
Both defenses are capable of scoring in this game, and in my opinion, and among many of the so-called ‘experts’ these are two of the most complete defensive units in the league with outstanding secondaries. I think we’ll see a defensive touchdown in this game, and I think there is some solid value here and I’m honestly surprised to see this kind of price here.

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2014 AFC & NFC Championship Prop Odds, Picks

January 16th, 2015 by Chad A. Dawkins
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Free NFL Team Prop Picks For Championship Weekend

Championship weekend is here and while many are looking to figure out the sides and total, some of the better value is in player props. We’ll take a look at some prop bets that could present some value.

Free NFC Championship Picks
Green Bay at Seattle @ 3:05 pm EST
Game Line: Seattle -7.5 (-105) Total: 47

Total TD Passes – Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay)
Free NFC Championship Pick: Over 2.5 (+140)
Call me crazy, but I like Green Bay’s chances on Sunday. The question you have to ask yourself, how hurt is Rodgers? Let’s just forget about the first game of the season, this is a different Green Bay team and their offensive line is playing at an extremely high level. I think there is some value here, and Rodgers throwing more than 3 touchdowns with all the weapons he has is not out of the question.

Will James Starks (Green Bay) score a TD in the game?
Free NFC Championship Pick: Yes +575
A lot of value here as you have a backup running back that shows up in big games. I do think Starks can be a factor, especially as I think Green Bay will limit Eddie Lacy in the first half to save him for the second half. Starks is also a great receiving back, and is pretty versatile. This is some great value here.

Will Eddie Lacy (Green Bay) record 150 or more rushing yards?
Free NFC Championship Pick: Yes +2000
A long shot yes, but you might think Eddie Lacy is a little banged up, but he didn’t take a lot of hit last weekend. Does Seattle have a great defense? Without a doubt…but if there’s any running back that can match the physicality of the Seahawks’ defense, it’s Lacy. Tremendous value!

Russell Wilson (Seattle) – Total TD Passes
0: +300, 1: +175, 2: +220
Ok, there’s a variety of picks here, all positive EV wagers. I do believe Russell Wilson will throw a touchdown pass; it’s just a matter of how many. But each wager is showing some value.

Will Russell Wilson (Seattle) score a rushing TD in the Game?
Free NFC Championship Prop Pick: Yes – +250
Again, another wager with a ton of value. Wilson has 6 rushing touchdowns this season, and there’s no question that he’ll be a threat to take one to the house on Sunday.


Free AFC Championship Prop Picks

Indianapolis at New England @ 6:40 pm EST
Game Line: New England -7 (-105) Total: 54

Andrew Luck (Indianapolis) – Total Rushing yards
Free AFC Championship Picks: Over 17.5 yards (-125)
Yeah there’s some juice here, but I like this play. Luck is very athletic, and can extend the play…New England has an outstanding secondary, and I think there will be more than a few times where Luck will get loose and run for some extra yards. I think this is a real solid wager.

Will Andrew Luck (Indianapolis) score a rushing touchdown in the game?
AFC Championship Prop Pick: Yes +300
Again, this goes back to my last prop, I think there’s some value here…and I think it’s worth a look as Luck can get to the end zone using his legs.

Will Reggie Wayne (Indianapolis) score a TD in the game?
AFC Championship Prop Pick: 
Yes +250
Is it me or does it seem that Reggie Wayne seem like the forgotten guy in Indianapolis? Wayne has a ton of big game experience, and with so much focus on T.Y. Hilton and newcomer Donte Moncrief, Wayne could definitely get open for a score here. Should Indy find themselves down early, I think the chances of Wayne finding the end zone are pretty good.

Will Brandon LaFell (New England) score a touchdown in the game?
AFC Championship Prop Pick: Yes +140
Well, seeing with what happened last weekend, Brandon LaFell certainly isn’t afraid to come up in big spots. LaFell caught the game winning touchdown, and has become one of Tom Brady’s favorite targets. Solid value here.

Total Tackles and assists Jamie Collins (New England)
AFC Championship Prop Pick: 
Over 8.5 -105
Collins is a force, and in last years playoff game against Indianapolis he was a factor. Collins has the speed and is great in coverage. I expect the young linebacker to be very active in Sunday’s game.

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2014-15 NFL Divisional Round Playoff Odds and Line Breakdown

January 7th, 2015 by Chad A. Dawkins

The 2014-2015 NFL Divisional round is upon us. There are eight teams left, and here’s a run down of the games for this weekend, odds courtesy of JustBet. All times Eastern.

Saturday, January 10th

Baltimore at New England (-7, 47.5) 4:35 PM NBC

The New England Patriots will host the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday evening from Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. This will be the fourth meeting between these two teams in the past six years. Baltimore has often been a thorn in the side of Patriot quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick, winning 2 out of the last 3 and all of those being in Foxboro. The Patriots earned the AFC number one seed with a 13–3 record. The Ravens defeated there AFC North rival Pittsburgh last weekend 30-17.

Carolina at Seattle (-10.5, 39.5) 8:15 PM FOX

The Carolina Panthers travel to the Pacific Northwest to take on the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. These two teams have met three times since 2012 with Seattle winning all three match ups by an average of 4.2 points per game. Seattle’s defense has definitely has definitely has definitely come on strong towards the end of the season. Carolina’s defense has also done the same, allowing less then 300 yards of total offense and only one of their previous six games. The Panthers advanced to Saturdays divisional playoff defeating Arizona 27–16.

Sunday, January 11th

Dallas at Green Bay (-6, 53) 1:00 PM FOX

The Dallas Cowboys take on the Green Bay Packers from Lambeau Field in Green Bay Wisconsin. Dallas definitely had their hands full last weekend coming back from a 14-0 deficit in the first quarter to defeat Detroit 24–20. The game definitely had its fair share of controversial calls, but Dallas’ performance in the second half can’t be ignored, as they outscored the Lions 17–3 in the second half. The cowboys will definitely need their top defensive performance of the season, as Green Bay lead the league in scoring the season, averaging 30.3 points per game. The Packers run defense will definitely be tested, facing what is arguably the leagues best offense of line and top running back DeMarco Murray.

Indianapolis at Denver (-7, 54) 4:15 PM CBS

The last game of the divisional round will feature Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos facing Manning’s former team, the Indianapolis Colts led by none other than Andrew Luck. These two teams met back in week one, with Denver winning 31–24. The Broncos held on for the win despite a late rally in the fourth quarter by the Colts. Indianapolis advanced two Sundays divisional round match up by defeating Cincinnati 26–10. Andrew Luck completed 31 of his 44 pass attempts for 376 yards and 1 touchdown in the victory.

 

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