What Bettors Should Know for Thursday, August 21

What Bettors Should Know for Thursday, August 21

MLB – The Giants won MLB’s first protest in 28 years and will resume their previously-ended game with Chicago today:

– The Angels were dealt another massive blow to their pitching staff as RHP Garrett Richards suffered a serious knee injury last night and unfortunately looks to be out for the rest of the season. LA has taken the lead in the NL West but are already without LHP Tyler Skaggs for the year, and will have to make due with Matt Shoemaker or Hector Santiago as their 3rd starter.

– Today Tigers David Price will face his old team in Tampa Bay against Alex Cobb as a -120 favorite. Detroit is currently getting 3 of every 4 bets but be sure to check out all the latest odds, betting percentages, injuries and more are our Live Odds page.

NFL – Last night the Steelers got news they didn’t want to hear, as both RB’s Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were arrested and charged with marijuana possession after a traffic stop. They were released but Bell was also charged with DUI. It’s undetermined if the duo will miss any time as Blount is a repeat offender and Bell is not. Tonight Pittsburgh will likely be without both players in the highest Total of any NFL preseason game in our database:

– In an over-hyped decision, the Browns named Brian Hoyer their starting QB for Week 1, no surprise after playing well before suffering a season-ending injury last year. Cleveland’s Season Win Total is currently at 6.5.

NCAAF – Heisman hopeful QB Braxton Miller will miss the rest of the season for Ohio State– what impact does have have on weekly betting lines and future odds?

EPL – Last weekend Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool all took care of business as favorites last week but Manchester United and Everton faultered against inferior opponents. Check out the weekly betting roundup and a look-ahead to this week’s key fixtures.

Sports Insights – Our best promotion of the entire year are here but will only be around for a limited time:

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Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire is the Operations Manager and soccer specialist at Sports Insights. You can find him on Twitter (@ArsenalDMC) and he can be reached directly at dan.mcguire@actionnetwork.com.

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