Friday, March 31, 2006

First real MLB bets of the year

Sunday has the first real MLB game of the season. Yes, I bet both a side and the over/under. I see value in both.

Sport : MLB Baseball
Selection : Chicago White Sox
4/2/2006 8:05:01 PM - EST
Money Line -123 for Game
C Sabathia -L - Action
M Buehrle -L - Action

Sport : MLB Baseball
Selection : Cleveland Indians/Chicago White Sox
4/2/2006 8:05:01 PM - EST
Total Points UNDER 8 -117 for Game
C Sabathia -L must Start
M Buehrle -L must Start

Also check out my MBL Future Bets.

Good Luck.

- The Online Sports Bettor

March Madness: Final Four Bet

NCAA Basketball
George Mason 1-April-2006 3:05 PM PST
Spread +6 for Game -102

GM is a great shooting team, and the way things are going, they could very well win. I'm look of them to keep this one close. Take the points.

Good Luck.

- The Online Sports Bettor

Major League Baseball Futures Betting

Two more added today:

2006 MLB Regular Season Wins
Minnestosa Twins Over 82.5 -140

2006 MLB Regular Season Wins
Boston Red Sox Under 91.5 -115

Previously Bet:
2006 MLB Regular Season Wins
Oakland Athletics Over 88 wins -104

Good Luck.

- The Online Sports Bettor

American bettors are stumped: Who to bet on for Final Four Glory

In the most unpredictable NCAA basketball tournament ever, Americans are betting predictably, which is to say, they don't know which of the four teams to bet on to win the championship on Monday night. With upsets and Cinderella teams wreaking havoc throughout the tournament no clear favorite has emerged with bettors at

Despite a record volume of wagers, very little separates the betting on the top three teams. UCLA has received 29.8 per cent of total wagers to date, followed by LSU at 28.5 per cent and Florida at 27.6 per cent. Even George Mason, the least regarded of the four, has garnered significant attention with 14.1 per cent of total wagers backing the Patriots.

See the betting demographic here: Final Four Map (requires Adobe).

It will be fun to watch, no matter who wins. I'm rooting for Gearge Mason, but I'm not willing to risk any money on them to win it all. I'll take a look at Saturday's match-ups tonight and post if I have any plays.

Good Luck.

- The Online Sports Bettor

March Madness Sports Betting Update

Easy cover yesterday, I was close to betting on SC and the game’s over as well, but I didn’t pull the trigger… oh well.

With the cover yesterday, this sports bettor’s NCAA March Madness sports betting record comes to 9-7-2... Nothing great, but respectable.

Good Luck.

- The Online Sports Bettor

Thursday, March 30, 2006

NCAA Basketball: NIT Championship Betting

1-2 yesterday in professional hoops. Not the best, still tweaking a system which could work accross basketball... Anyway, there is really nothing to bet today in the NBA. But the NIT Championship?

NCAA Halfs Basketball
South Carolina/Michigan 30-March-2006 4:00 PM PST
Total Points OVER 60 for 1st Half +103

Good Luck.

- The Online Sports Bettor

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Today's NBA Basketball Bets

After a few days of nothing, 3 bets popped out tonight. 2 of which start in under an hour. All three of which are dogs...

NBA Basketball
Toronto Raptors 29-March-2006 4:05 PM PST
Spread +4.5 for Game +103

NBA Basketball
Portland Trail Blazers 29-March-2006 7:05 PM PST
Spread +6 for Game -103

NBA Basketball
Philadelphia 76ers 29-March-2006 4:35 PM PST
Spread +4 for Game -102

I almost never bet the NBA, but I like these games going tonight.
2-1 in the NBA so far this year...

Good Luck.

- The Online Sports Bettor posts the widest array of odds for the 2006 baseball season

World Series, Pennant Races, Home Run Derby and dozens of other props offered as MLB set to kick off another season
NEW YORK, NY, March 28 - The Boys of Summer are ready to swing into action this weekend as Major League Baseball kicks off another season. is offering online bettors the widest variety of odds and betting propositions ever and is expecting a record volume of betting throughout the next seven months.

"If baseball is as American as apple pie, betting is the vanilla ice cream on top. Everybody bets and everybody bets on baseball," said Alex Czajkowski, "We're offering bettors the chance to wager on everything from daily games to who will win the World Series and home run derby to how many RBIs, steals, walks and hits the leader in each of those categories will have at the end of the season. We're also offering fans the chance to wager on individual player performances throughout the season."

Online betting has become hugely popular in the last five years. According to Christiansen Capital Advisors, the online gambling industry will generate over $10 billion in revenues this year and a significant portion of that will come from baseball related bets.

"As the world's largest online sportsbook and casino, is committed to providing the greatest variety of betting options to an ever growing fan base," added Czajkowski.
If the odds makers are on the money this year, baseball fans could see a New York Subway Series as both the Yankees and Mets sit at the top of the odds table. The Yankees are 7-2 favorites to break out of their slump and capture their first championship in six years, while the Mets are a 5-1 bet. The Chicago White Sox, last year's champions are a 9-2 bet, followed by the St. Louis Cardinals at 7-1, Boston Red Sox at 10-1 and the Chicago Cubs at 12-1.

Alex Rodriguez is a slight favorite at 6-1 to win the home run derby. If he does win it he'll need 49 or more homers according to the odds makers. has set the over/under for league leading home runs at 48.5. Barry Bonds, the disgraced San Francisco Giants star who is trying to break Hank Aarons' all time home run record, is a 23-1 bet to lead the league in that category.

For a complete list of odds on baseball, please visit


Odds to win the World Series

New York Yankees 7-2
Toronto Blue Jays 30-1
Chicago White Sox 9-2
Milwaukee Brewers 40-1
New York Mets 5-1
San Diego Padres 40-1
St Louis Cardinals 7-1
Texas Rangers 40-1
Boston Red Sox 10-1
Seattle Mariners 60-1
Chicago Cubs 12-1
Arizona Diamondbacks 100-1
Los Angeles Angels 13-1
Baltimore Orioles 100-1
Oakland Athletics 13-1
Detroit Tigers 100-1
Cleveland Indians 14-1
Pittsburgh Pirates 100-1
Los Angeles Dodgers 20-1
Washington Nationals 100-1
San Francisco Giants 23-1
Cincinnati Reds 175-1
Atlanta Braves 25-1
Florida Marlins 250-1
Minnesota Twins 25-1
Colorado Rockies 300-1
Houston Astros 30-1
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 350-1
Philadelphia Phillies 30-1
Kansas City Royals 400-1

Home Run Derby odds

Alex Rodriguez 6-1
Adam Dunn 7-1
Albert Pujols 7-1
David Ortiz 8-1
Mark Teixeira 8-1
Andruw Jones 15-1
Manny Ramirez 15-1
Ryan Howard 18-1
Derek Lee 20-1
Barry Bonds 23-1
Ken Griffey Jr 25-1
Vladimir Guerrero 25-1
Richie Sexson 25-1
Jim Thome 25-1
Jason Giambi 30-1
Travis Hafner 30-1
Alfonso Soriano 30-1
Paul Konerko 35-1
Adrian Beltre 40-1
Miguel Cabrera 40-1

Most Regular Season Home Runs by Any Player
Over 48.5 (-115) Under 48.5 (-115)

Most Regular Season RBIs by Any Player
Over 145.5 (-115) Under 145.5 (-115)

Most Regular Season Hits by Any Player
Over 218.5 (-130) Under 218.5 (Even)

Most Regular Season Stolen Bases by Any Player
Over 61.0 (-115) Under 61.0 (-115)

Most Regular Season Wins by any Pitcher
Over 21.5 (-105) Under 21.5 (-125)

Most Regular Season Losses by Any Pitcher
Over 18.0 (+140) Under 18.0 (-170)

Most Regular Season Strikeouts by any Pitcher
Over 250.5 (-115) Under 250.5 (-115)

Most Regular Season Saves by Any Pitcher
Over 50.0 (Even) Under 50.0 (-130)

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Monday, March 27, 2006

2006 Germany World Cup Bet

Soccer: World Cup 2006
To Win Each Group (8 groups)
Group A
Germany -230

This could be a suckers bet, but I really like Germany to win Group A.

Good Luck

- The Online Sports Bettor

Sunday, March 26, 2006

March Madness - George Mason? Really?

Well my bracket got destroyed today. Too bad cause I was in 3 place with a great shot at winning. Thank you George Mason :OP

What a cinderella story. GM in the final four, and the odds of them winning the tourney on St. Patrick's Day were 300-1. If only we knew...

Good Night, and Good Luck. (I had to do it once)

- The Online Sports Bettor

Sunday March Madness Bets

Sorry no plays today... I (like everyone) like U Conn to win, but 8 is too many points to give in this spot. I can't take the otherside because -9 could very well happen. In the later game, I give the edge to Nove, but this should be a close game. I can see it going either way...

For me, today's just one of those day when you just sit back and enjoy the games with no action. I have both U Conn and Villanova advancing in my NCAA bracket, so I have teams to root for :O)

I took a quick look at the NBA, and couldn't find any bets there too... If something pops up, I'll post it here.

Good Luck.

- The Online Sports Bettor