Sports Betting Tips in MLB Builds NBA Finals 2011 Bankroll Senior Sports Handicapper Matt Rivers has a free MLB Tuesday is on the NY Yankees (+155) to Oakland.

Certainly Brett Anderson is better than Freddy Garcia and the Yankees at times are not great but if I don’t have to lay money with what is still the definite better team then I’m all for it.

I really do like the lefty in Anderson. This kid has really good stuff and combined with Trevor Cahill are leading one of the better young pitching rotations in the game today. I don’t see the southpaw embarassing himself by any means but to get Arod, Tex, Cano, Swisher, Jeter and the Bombers, even across the country, is the right side. Garcia is old and a guy that I will fade in the right spot, mainly when he is laying a ton, but this is a solid spot to back the righthander in.

Joe Girardi’s club has had issues at times and they are not on the same level as the Red Sox this season. But the Yanks also are still one of the best teams in the game with a lineup that is way more high powered than the extremely mediocre Athletics. The Pinstripers were able to hit Felix Hernandez last week and just yesterday did some damage against Cahill and his one point whatever era.

This may not be a blowout as Anderson is tough but Garcia has been a lot better than expected and at this price I’ll take my chances on the New Yorkers.

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Baseball Wagering Tips Free Senior Sports Handicapper Matt Rivers has a Memorial Day Monday winner and it is on the Cleveland Indians (+105) Toronto.

Reasoning: Jo Jo Reyes hasn’t won in a bazillion starts. Literally almost 30, and to get the team with the best record in the American League in the Indians at around a pick today is fine with me. Certainly I never love the dreaded road chalk role and do realize that Cleveland has not played as well over the past few days but for the most part Fausto Carmona has bounced back nicely this season and is far superior to the former Brave Reyes.

I don’t mind John Farrell’s Blue Jays as Jose Bautista has been crushing the ball and guys like Hill and Lind and Escobar and the suddenly surging Corey Patterson are not bad at all. The problem today is that Reyes has been that bad and he is up against an offense that just continues to perform game in and game out. With Grady Sizemore back to go with Choo, Santana and Cabrera the Tribe are a team that may legitimately be a ton better than anybody believed they would be and that is with this recent mini slide where they have dropped four of the last five games.

I never thought nor do I currently believe that the Indians are a true World Series threat. But these guys are every bit as good as the Jays and probably better as the records indicate and to get the quality sinker baller in Carmona against Reyes is a semi must play.

Top expert pick on this game: Cleveland Indians

NBA Finals Odds 2011: Mavericks vs. Heat Game 1 Preview, Picks

The Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat meet in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.  The Heat are big favorites to win the NBA Championship.

Also, in Game 1, the Heat are (-4.5) favorites with a total of 186.5.

Dallas comes in 69-28 straight up, 57-38 against the spread, going over 55-41. They are 33-15 on the road outright, 32-16 according to the sportsbooks going over 28-20.

Miami is a stunning 70-27 straight up, 49-46 against the spread, going over 50-46. At home it’s 38-11, 21-27, and over 27-21 respectively.

Dallas shoots 47.3 percent from the field versus squads that allocate an average of 45.8.  They allow 95.5 points per game to teams that usually get 99.8.

Miami has a similar ratio on offense making 47.5 percent of their field goals to defenses that permit 45.6 while allowing 43.2 percent to squads that normally accumulate 45.7.

Spread betting trends (all records are against the spread): Dallas is 6-0 as an underdog, 8-2 playing on three or more days rest, 8-2 to Southeast, 20-8 on the road versus an opponent with a home winning percentage of .600 or better, 40-19 off straight up win, 41-20 on the road overall. Dallas is 9-1 in Miami and the road team is 19-7.

Miami is 6-0 as favorites, but 10-22 playing on three or more days rest.

Over/under trends: Dallas over 9-4 as underdogs. Miami has gone over 7-0 as favorites.

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Mavericks vs. Heat NBA Finals Odds To Win Series, Alternate Vegas Lines

The Mavericks vs. Heat series odds as well as more specific proposition bets are up for the NBA Finals. The offshore sportsbooks have Miami -172 to win it all.  Of course will have all the sports service picks, but here are Vegas odds series prices for the NBA Finals.

3001 Dallas Mavericks +1.5 Games  -162
3002 Miami Heat -1.5 Games  +143
3003 Dallas Mavericks +2.5 Games  -420
3004 Miami Heat -2.5 Games  +361
3005 Dallas Mavericks +3.5 Games  -1185
3006 Miami Heat -3.5 Games  +885
3007 Dallas Mavericks -1.5 Games  +288
3008 Miami Heat +1.5 Games  -328
3009 Dallas Mavericks -2.5 Games  +534
3010 Miami Heat +2.5 Games  -650
3011 Dallas Mavericks -3.5 Games  +1850
3012 Miami Heat +3.5 Games  -2650
2201 Dallas Mavericks wins 4-0 +1972
2202 Dallas Mavericks wins 4-1 +735
2203 Dallas Mavericks wins 4-2 +750
2204 Dallas Mavericks wins 4-3 +685
2205 Miami Heat wins 4-0 +942
2206 Miami Heat wins 4-1 +689
2207 Miami Heat wins 4-2 +347
2208 Miami Heat wins 4-3 +302
3101 Over 4.5 Games  -879
3102 Under 4.5 Games  +629
3103 Over 5.5 Games  -214
3104 Under 5.5 Games  +192
3105 Over 6.5 Games  +177
3106 Under 6.5 Games  -197
781 Dallas Mavericks +155
782 Miami Heat -172

Sports Service Baseball Odds Picks Senior Sports Handicapper Matt Rivers has Sunday free pick and it is actually a pair of plays and they’re both on the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park versus Detroit.

Reasoning: Here’s how I look at this and it is a bit unconventional but I’m going to say it anyway. The Tigers aren’t very good at all and when compared to the red hot Red Sox there truly is no comparison. After the rainout yesterday these clubs are expected to play a pair today and that can only mean one of two things, a split or a Red Sox sweep. To think that Jim Leyland’s team can take both games against the surging Sox seems way too far-fetched leading me to believe that backing Boston in both games has a far higher ceiling than a lower floor.

Justin Verlander is awesome and a guy who can be as good as they come. But Josh Beckett is on that level as well and the Boston right-hander has been as good as ever thus far this season. Then in the other game we are getting a guy in Clay Buchholz who has really been coming into his own this season proving how he really does have some great stuff and that the no-hitter a few years back wasn’t a fluke.

As for the bats the Sox if they don’t have the best lineup in the game they certainly have the hottest. Adding guys like Crawford and Gonzalez to an already hard hitting group with Pedroia, Ortiz, Ellsbury and a few others was the cherry on top and after the rough first few weeks we have really seen Terry Francona’s squad start to bash away and bury teams by a billion.

If this doubleheader turns out to be a split and we potentially lose a small amount of juice then so be it as it’s far from the end of the world. But the upside of the probable sweep with the surging Sox well supersedes the split and therefore I’m all about Beckett, Buchholz and the far greater and more potent hitters from Beantown.

Top expert pick on this game: Boston Red Sox in both Game 1 and Game 2.

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Coca Cola 600 Odds: Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson, and Kyle Busch

The Coca Cola 600 odds are up. Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson, and Kyle Busch are among the sportsbooks favorites.

Coca Cola 600

Sun, May 29, 2011 EST

Rot To Win Moneyline
501 AJ Allmendinger +7000
502 Bobby Labonte +8000
503 Brad Keselowski +7000
504 Brian Vickers +4000
505 Carl Edwards +300
506 Clint Bowyer +2000
507 Dale Earnhardt Jr +2000
508 David Ragan +7000
509 David Reutimann +3000
510 Denny Hamlin +1200
511 Greg Biffle +1500
512 Jamie McMurray +3000
513 Jeff Burton +3000
514 Jeff Gordon +1500
515 Jimmie Johnson +700
516 Joey Logano +3000
517 Juan Pablo Montoya +4000
518 Kasey Kahne +2500
519 Kevin Harvick +1200
520 Kurt Busch +2500
521 Kyle Busch +500
522 Marcos Ambrose +7500
523 Mark Martin +3000
524 Martin Truex Jr +4000
525 Matt Kenseth +1000
526 Paul Menard +7500
527 Regan Smith +8000
528 Ryan Newman +4000
529 Tony Stewart +1200
530 Field (Any Other Driver) +8000
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New York Yankees Are the Free Sports Bet Pick Says Handicapper Expert Senior Sports Handicapper Matt Rivers Saturday is on the NY Yankees (+120) Seattle.

Reasoning: Felix Hernandez is the reigning Cy Young award winner and a guy who can be lights out a lot of the time. Certainly King Felix is better than Ivan Nova and the Mariners have been playing better ball than most thought they were capable of unlike the Yankees who continue to be very mediocre for the Yankees. But all in all the New Yorkers are the far superior lineup and I don’t mind Nova as the guy is pretty good. He is not Felix Hernandez good but against the punch and judy Mariners I can see Nova match the Cat goose egg for goose egg.

Arod, Teixeira, Cano, Swisher, Jeter and the rest of the Pinstripers plus money is never a bad play. These guys are powerful and potentially great in any situation so to get some coin back against Ichiro and the well inferior Mariners is a total must play in the end, even if they have a superstar on the bump.

Hernandez hardly ever allows more than a few runs in any start and he may be very good once again here but it’s still the 90 plus win Yankees with a decent enough pitcher against a Seattle team that is a 70-75 win club. Therefore Felix Hernandez or no Felix Hernandez I’ll back the far better visitors at this price and take my chances.

Top expert pick on this game: NY Yankees

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Baseball Betting Services: Free Picks Senior Sports Handicapper Matt Rivers has a winner for Friday on the Philadelphia Phillies (-142) to NY Mets.

Reasoning: I am the first one to stand up and say how the Phillies offense has underachieved in a major way for the last month or so but with Chase Utley back and with David Wright and Ike Davis banged up this price is just too cheap on the visitors from the City of Brotherly Love.

When push comes to shove the Phils with Roy Oswalt on the hill against the Mets and Chris Capuano is a mismatch, plain and simply. I don’t even mind Capuano as the lefty is fairly athletic and overall has an upside but he is no Oswalt and to get Howard, Utley, Polanco, Ibanez and a far superior Phillies’ club is worth a small play here. The lineup definitely misses Shane Victorino as that guy is the straw that mixes the drink but in the end the Mets are a team that is extremely blah and not on par with today’s opponent.

I generally don’t love laying a price such as this one but it’s not as steep as it should be as Philadelphia just flat out has the better everything in this game and should be a heftier favorite.

I expect Oswalt to be Oswalt and for the clear-cut better team to be just that, the clear-cut better team.

Top expert pick on this game: Philadelphia

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Baseball Sports Service Pick From Matt Rivers Senior Sports Handicapper Matt Rivers has a winning free pick Wednesday is on the Tampa Bay Rays (+120) to Detroit.

Reasoning: I’ll take Tampa Bay in this spot plus anything as I just do not respect Jim Leyland’s Tigers, no how no way. Detroit did come back to win last night but I’m just not really buying into them.

Brad Penny was really good for a little while but the right-hander came back down to Earth in that beatdown in Pittsburgh last time out and I can see him continue to plummet a bit today and continue on a downward trend. I don’t love the Rays offense at all as it’s Evan Longoria and a lot of mediocrity but the Tigers are just overall very mediocre themselves if not for Miggy and they start a guy that in my opinion is ready to go through a lean period.

Andy Sonnanstine has sort of been the forgotten man in Tampa as he was a key cog in the World Series season a few years back. After that Sonnanstine has been pretty much relegated to the bullpen. Well now he’s back and if he pitches well may stay in the rotation. I’m not calling the guy an elite hurler or anything like that but he is alright and overall Joe Maddon’s club is better and more well balanced than Detroit, I don’t care about last night or the similar records.

The bottom line is that this is at worst a 50-50 game, even in Comerica, and to get anything back with the Rays is the right side, period.

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Blue Jays vs. Yankees Wagering Line Senior Sports Handicapper Matt Rivers has a baseball pick Tuesday on the Toronto Blue Jays (+159) to the NY Yankees.

Reasoning: CC Sabathia certainly can be lights out but Ricky Romero is no slouch and the Jays have a guy in Jose Bautista who is beyond great right now. Bautista obviously had the insane season last year bombing away and thinking he would repeat that was fairly silly. But as of right now there’s no reason, barring injury, to think otherwise. The guy is a superstar and a righty bat that can get to Sabathia as can Escobar, Hill and a few other quality enough Toronto hitters.

The Yankees are still the superior team with the better pitcher going today and obviously can win this game. Arod, Teixeira, Cano, Swisher and the Bombers have a huge upside despite the mediocre last month or so and will go farther than the Jays after 162 regular season games. But Toronto has been very solid, led by Bautista, and after flexing their muscles last night I’m just fine with grabbing this quality takeback with a very good pitcher in Romero and a potentially potent offense.

Top expert pick on this game: Toronto

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