The Rise of Jake Arrieta

On July 2, 2013, the Baltimore Orioles acquired Scott Feldman and Steve Clevenger from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Pedro Strop and a struggling pitcher named Jake Arrieta. At the time, Baltimore was seeking to bolster their starting rotation and the organization believed that Feldman would help their pitching woes. It’s hard to believe…

Who Will Be the Next Character to Die on Game of Thrones?

SPOILER WARNING! For the uninitiated, Game of Thrones is an epic fantasy story that deals with the quest for power in the mythical kingdom of Westeros. It deals with a massive ensemble cast that consistently turns in incredible performances. It’s a show that defies almost every television convention and has attracted record numbers of viewers on HBO….

2016 NFL Draft: Fallout and Odds Movement

After three days and 253 selections, the 2016 NFL Draft is over. This year saw two blockbuster pre-draft trades, several moves from the Browns’ new analytically-driven front office, and the bizarre events surrounding former Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil. Tunsil, who at one point was considered a contender for the first overall pick, dropped to 13 due…

2016 NFL Coach of the Year Odds

The 2016 NFL season is more than four months away, but that hasn’t prevented the oddsmakers at Sportsbook.com from releasing their odds for the Coach of the Year Award. Although most major prop bets aren’t released until right before the start of the season, Sportsbook.com has already posted MVP odds and Defensive Player of the Year odds. It’s also…

2016 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Odds

Earlier this week, Sportsbook.com posted odds for the 2016 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. It was fairly surprising to see these odds posted so early since books have historically waited until early-August to begin posting this prop bet. However, we should note that Sportsbook.com does not have the best reputation. Aside from issues regarding delayed payouts, this prop bet…

2016 NFL Mock Draft: An Oddsmakers Take (Part 2)

Last week in this space, we utilized a wealth of prop bets in order to project the first sixteen picks in tomorrow’s NFL Draft. At the time, there was some uncertainty about who the Rams would take with the first overall pick. Although it was clear they would be selecting a quarterback, some oddsmakers had…