What Bettors Should Know for Saturday, May 17

1. MLB

– Yesterday’s Yankees/Pirates game was postponed due to inclement weather and will be played as part of a doubleheader on Sunday.

– Reds 1B Joey Votto (Quad) will be out indefinitely. Other notable injuries for Saturday’s games include:

White Sox 1B Jose Abreu, Ankle, Probable
Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen, Foot, Probable
Yankees OF Carlos Beltran, Elbow, DL
Rays 2B Ben Zobrist, Thumb, DL

– For up to the minute injury and lineup information, check out our MLB injury page.

2. Horse Racing

– The Preakness Stakes will take place later this afternoon and California Chrome a -180 to win the race and +225 to win the Triple Crown.

Click here to see updated Preakness Odds.

3. NFL

– According to 2014-15 NFL futures, the Colts have the seventh best odds of winning the Super Bowl this year. Those odds may have taken a hit when the following announcement was made:

4. NBA  

– At 5Dimes the Heat are -320 favorites to win their series against the Pacers while the Spurs are -150 favorites to knock off the Thunder.

– Thunder F/C Serge Ibaka will miss the remainder of the postseason with a calf injury.

– There are no NBA games being played until tomorrow’s Eastern Conference Finals Game 1 matchup between the Miami Heat (-2.5) and Indiana Pacers. However, Bovada has released the following prop bet regarding controversial Clippers owner Donald Sterling:

5. NHL

– Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals begin today with the Montreal Canadiens (-125) hosting the New York Rangers. According to our NHL Betting Trends, the hometown Canadiens are currently receiving 69% of moneyline bets.

– After being eliminated in the second round of the playoffs, the Pittsburgh Penguins have made some substantial moves in their front office.

6. Miscellaneous

– On Thursday we posted an article highlighting five common mistakes made by novice bettors and how to avoid these traps.

Click here to read this article.

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David Solar

David Solar is the Content Manager at Sports Insights. He specializes in sports betting analytics and creating data-driven betting systems. He can be reached directly at david@sportsinsights.com or on twitter at @TheDavidSolar.

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