MLB Underdogs Undervalued In Division Rivalries

Historically it has been slightly more profitable for MLB bettors to take underdogs than favorites, but that advantage has started to fade in recent years. Last season underdogs went 1,048-1,413 with -91.78 units lost and a -3.7% return on investment (ROI), which made it the worst season for MLB underdogs in our database. More bad…

Kevin Durant Prop Bets

On Monday, Kevin Durant announced that he would be signing a two-year contract with the Golden State Warriors. Although the Oklahoma City Thunder made a strong push to keep the seven-time All-Star, Durant decided to join arguably the league’s best team in hopes of winning a title. Yesterday we addressed the impact of this signing on…

2016-17 Early NBA Futures from the Westgate Superbook

Before the 2016 Conference Finals had even concluded, the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook released its odds on next season’s NBA Championship. The Warriors were listed as the early favorite to take home the 2017 Larry O’Brien Trophy, but they dropped from +150 to +250 after being defeated by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals….

Should You Still Bet MLB Favorites Early and Underdogs Late?

For years there has been a popular axiom that bettors should take favorites early and underdogs late. This theory is rooted in psychology since casual bettors prefer taking winning teams, and overwhelmingly put their money on the favorite. This influx of public money on the favorite will frequently cause oddsmakers to adjust their lines to encourage…

Is Andrew Luck Deserving of His Massive Contract Extension?

Back in February, Colts owner Jim Irsay proclaimed that the team would do everything in their power to retain Pro Bowl quarterback Andrew Luck and promised that the new deal would be “shocking.” It was widely assumed that Luck’s new deal would exceed $20 million per season, which seemed reasonable given the recent contracts signed…