By Rex Factor
It was another good week for bookmakers. As the public becomes increasingly willing to bet on popular underdogs, they’ll have their moments when the dog barks loudly, but sometimes they pick the wrong dogs. Underdogs went 9-7 ATS in week 2, and seven of the nine dogs that covered won outright.
Popular bet percentage tracking services monitored five popular underdog plays. The public bet these teams all at more than 50 percent of the bet count at a majority of offices.
Detroit was a popular play at Carolina, but were stymied from the opening kick.
Miami looked great in dismantling continue
Atlanta Hawks General Manager to take leave of absence
On Friday, the Atlanta Hawks announced that their general manager Danny Ferry would be taking a leave of absence. After making comments that were racist, the GM found himself in hot water. When talking about Luol Deng during a conference call with Atlanta ownership group, he mentioned that he “had a little African in him.” Ferry then went on to say: “He’s like a guy who would have a nice store out from and sell you the counterfeit stuff on the back.” Deng, who was born in South Sudan signed with the continue
Florida Panthers ink top draft pick
The Florida Panthers have inked their top overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. The Panthers, and Aaron Ekblad put together a contract this week, and he is expected to be in camp when it opens on September 11th. The prospect for Florida is just 18 years old and was a standout for the Ontario Hockey League’s Barrie Colts, where he scored 23 goals and dished out 30 assists. General Manager Dale Tallon said the following of Ekblad: “He is a talented, strong, smart and hardworking defensemen who is ready to take the next continue
By Rex Factor
It’s been awhile, UEFA.
Thanks to the World Cup, which happens once every four years, the European soccer federation had to expedite their season and contest the final in mid-May in 2014, quite a bit before the June 6 date it will be contested in the 2014-15 season. The Olympiastadion in Berlin will be the host for the final this season. Real Madrid of Spain are the current holders, beating city-rival Atletico Madrid in a thrilling final that took two hours to decide back in May.
While there have been several games that led to the bottom pot teams continue
Things are slow in the tennis world; everyone is trying to recover from the long hot summer as well as the grind of the US Open. There was no tourney last week but there is a small indoor hard court event in Metz France this week. The only thing going on last week was the Davis Cup Semifinals as the Swiss beat the Italians and the French beat the Czechs. That makes sense because except for a Nadal-less Spain, they are the two deepest teams in the world right now. The Swiss still have Roger and Stan and the continue