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.
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Monday Night Football: NFL Odds & Cheerleaders
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FHM Sexiest Woman In The World 2015 Prop Odds
FHM just named actress Jennifer Lawrence the "Sexiest Woman in the World" for 2014 and already the good folks at PaddyPower.com have odds out on 2015's SWIW field. We look at the odds on which beauty will beat them all next year.
Posted by Ponch 3 years ago
Posted by Ponch
3 years ago
"Pineda has some nice value."
Matt had an OUTSTANDING CFB Week 1 last season that included a PERFECT 4-0 SWEEP on Saturday! He is once again going for the CLEAN SWEEP the first Saturday of 2014 as he has FOUR plays going this Saturday as well! Matt is on a SPECTACULAR +$35,284 Football Run including a SWEET +$6,082 in profits in 2013 CFB! How about another SWEEP!
Obviously, the loss of quarterback Braxton Miller is a huge blow to Ohio St. but it is still a talented team all around and will still be playing for the Big Ten Championship. While the line has been adjusted to make up for the Miller absence, it has not gone down as much as I thought it would so we are still getting value on Navy. The Midshipmen are never an easy matchup for any team and especially one that does not see them very often. Navy is one of the few full-time practitioners of the triple-option left at the college level and it is very difficult to prepare for, no matter this being the first game of the season. Ohio St. knows that. Navy came into Ohio Stadium to open the 2009 season against an Ohio State team that would end up going 11-2, winning the Big Ten and then beating No. 7 Oregon in the Rose Bowl and lost by just four points as a 22-point underdog. Junior quarterback Keenan Reynolds leads an offense that was No. 2 in the FBS last year in rushing at 325.4 ypg. Reynolds ran for 1,346 yards and 31 touchdowns. It will be up to the Buckeyes defense to slow down the Navy attack in order to give its offense a chance. Redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett will be starting at quarterback for Miller and he will be the first freshman to start a season opener for the Buckeyes since Art Schlichter did so in 1978. Navy is one of the most experienced teams in the nation with 15 returning starters and that is an added asset when the team is one of the most disciplined in football. Navy has been one of the best underdog teams over recent years as it is 29-12-1 ATS in its last 42 games when getting points. Look for that run to continue Saturday. Play (158) Navy Midshipmen
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