What Bettors Should Know For Tuesday, July 8

1. World Cup

– The first of two semifinal games kickoff today at 4PM et with Germany taking on Brazil. Unfortunately, the Brazilians will be without star players Neymar (fractured vertebra) and Thiago Silva (suspension) which has clearly affected the public perception. At the time of publication, Brazil was receiving just 17% of moneyline bets but you can view all the latest odds and betting percentages on our Free World Cup page.

– Tomorrow Argentina will face the Netherlands in the other semifinal game. Unfortunately, that game has also been marred by a key injury:

2. NBA

– Most of the NBA free agency market seems to have hit a standstill as teams wait for LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony to make their free agency decisions.

- We’ve updated the 2014-15 NBA Rookie of the Year post to include odds from four different offshore sportsbooks.

3. MLB

– The 2014 All-Star game rosters have been announced and as usual there are no shortage of questionable decisions — perhaps most notably the AL’s decision to include Mark Buehrle and Scott Kazmir over Chris Sale. But how have these pitchers produced for baseball bettors?

– Angels RHP Jered Weaver left his start last night due to a back injury and is considered questionable for his next scheduled start. Four other big names suffered serious injuries recently:

Other injuries to monitor include:

Tigers DH Victor Martinez, Side, Questionable
Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval, Elbow, Questionable
Yankees OF Carlos Beltran, Knee, Questionable

- For the latest injury and lineup news, please visit our MLB Injuries page.

4. NFL

– Many fantasy football players will be drafting soon, so find out which players oddsmakers indicate could be offering value to managers this upcoming season. For your convenience, we have broken down each of the key offensive positions.

  1. Quarterbacks
  2. Running Backs
  3. Wide Receivers

- Playoff odds have been released for all 32 NFL teams, and one division projects to get three teams into the postseason this year.

5. Golf

– The British Open begins in less than two weeks Tiger Woods is hoping to win his 15th career major.

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