Justin Verlander: +125
You know what's great about SportsInteraction.com? If you want odds on something, like say who'll win the AL Cy Young award, they'll come up with something in a heartbeat. So we're now handicapping which junior circuit pitcher will walk away with the honor at season's end. In a normal season, Justin Verlander (10-3, 2.38 ERA) would be a shoe in but there are a number of candidates nipping at his heels.
Josh Beckett: +250
To quote LL Cool J, "Don't call it a comeback" for Red Sox hurler Josh Beckett (6-2, 1.89 ERA). How about a marvelous bounce back then? Beckett played through injuries last year but it resulted in his career worst campaign. Now healthy again, J-Beck is reminding bettors why the Sox traded away Hanley Ramirez to get him. The former World Series MVP has been particularly effective against the Yanks, with a 3-0 record and a 0.90 ERA in three starts against the Bombers.
Jered Weaver: +350
Total bettors know all about Weaver's dominance on the diamond. The under has hit in seven of his last eight starts, and that's with oddsmakers throwing out a few 6.5-run totals too. The lanky righty sports a spiffy 0.92 WHIP and a 4-1 strikeout to walk ratio.
James Shields: +650
You got to like the value here on Shields. He plays in baseball's most followed division and if the Rays win the AL East crown or even nab the Wildcard, Shields will get a boatload of credit for the accomplishment. Don't forget, baseball writers, new and old school, both love a pitcher who can finish a game and Shields has six complete games already.
Felix Hernandez: +800
You can't count out the reigning AL Cy Young winner but King Felix (8-6, 3.19 ERA) has some serious catching up to do. He'll probably have to produce better numbers than last season for him to take the honor in succession. It seems like the competition is much deeper then time around.
CC Sabathia: +800
CC (10-4, 3.25 ERA) is always in the mix for the Cy Young but it'll be tough for him to finish ahead of the pack this time around. Wins is normally the category he leads the majors in but Verlander and Weaver are on pace with the Yankees' ace hurler.
Michael Pineda: +800
Pineda's numbers are on par with the other big names on this list but you've got to wonder if the rookie's arm won't tire or even if the Mariners won't start limiting his innings pitched in the second half of the season.
11/6/2013 11:16:00 AM
Celebrity Prop Odds: Orlando Bloom's Next Girlfriend
For those of you who aren't into the Lord of the Rings movies, the name Orlando Bloom may draw a blank. All you need to know is the guy just broke it off with his supermodel wife, Miranda Kerr, and is back on the market. What a dummy. PaddyPower.com has odds out on the English actor's next gal pal.
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Hockey Heartbreakers: NHL Ice Girls
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10/25/2013 3:28:00 PM
NBA Championship Faves And Their Dancers
The NBA season is about to kick off. We take a look at the NBA title favorites - and their lovely dance squads - before the 2013-14 schedule begins.
10/3/2013 4:18:00 PM
Which Simpsons Character Will Be Killed Off?
The Simpsons are planning to kill off one of their popular characters this season. William Hill has released odds on the favorites to be erased from the popular animated series.
Posted by Ponch 2 years ago
Posted by Ponch
2 years ago
"Pineda has some nice value."
1* free play "under" Chiefs/Raiders.
Last week I recommended a play on the "under" between the Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams, stating that divisional contests were always the toughest and almost always "mean more" to the home side.However, with last week's 37-27 loss at the New York, the Raiders have now been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, and I expect that disappointment to weigh heavily on the team's collective psyche.Conversely, the Chiefs are rolling again after a commanding 45-10 performance in Washington last week; there's no reason not to expect another dominant defensive effort vs. this down-and-out Oakland side.The total has gone "under" the number in four of these teams last five in the series ("pushed" in the other), and I believe that the situation that each team finds itself in coming into this contest once again points to a lower-scoring affair between these divisional foes.Consider a second look at the "under".Good luck, Nick Parsons