Sunday's betting tips: Men's 100-meter takes center stage at Olympics

Aug 5, 2012 |

Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds: A 60 percent chance of thunderstorms expected at game time. Winds will be blowing out to left field at 11 mph.

Seattle Mariners at New York Yankees: A 30 percent chance of thunderstorms and 15 mph winds blowing out to left field.

Who’s hot?

Cincy has won four straight and 14 of its past 15 games to take a commanding 5.5 game lead over the Pittsburgh Pirates for the NL Central lead.

Who’s not?

The Indians have lost eight straight and sit 8.5 games back of the White Sox for top spot in the AL Central.

Key stat

USA male swimmers have now won 13 gold medals in 13 finals of the 4x100m medley relay. Michael Phelps concludes his Olympic career with a record 22 medals, eighteen of them gold.

Game of the day

Track and Field: Men’s 100-meter. Reigning gold medalist Usain Bolt is still the betting favorite to win the 100-meter, priced at -133 after posting a qualifying time of 10.09 seconds to win Heat No. 4 Saturday. His time tied for ninth overall.

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

X-rays on Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes' ribs Saturday night were negative. The team says Holmes is day-to-day after he was injured in the team's scrimmage earlier in the day.

Notable quotable

"I stumbled on the start; I really didn't do a lot of executing."- Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt on his run Saturday.

Betting news and notes

-Nationals’ catcher Jesus Flores heard about the acquisition of Kurt Suzuki from the media instead of his manager, and on Saturday,'s Bill Madson tweeted that the Nationals weren't happy with how Flores called games behind the plate.

-The White Sox had lost only once in their previous 12 home games before Saturday; Los Angeles won for only the fifth time in its last 15 road contests.

-Rangers closer Joe Nathan has been held out the last two days, with Alexi Ogando getting the save opportunities. Nathan could return Sunday.

-Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza (triceps) threw a successful bullpen session Saturday and hopes to return in time to start Tuesday in San Diego.

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