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  • NASCAR Betting: 2016 Food City 500 Picks

    By Scott Kyle Busch had an incredible weekend in Texas and he ended up winning the Duck Commander 500. This week NASCAR is heading to the Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee for the Food City 500. A lot of the same names appear near the top in Bristol, so we’ll likely not see an underdog […]

  • NASCAR Betting: 2016 Duck Commander 500 Picks

    By Scott NASCAR ratings have been down to begin the year, but Martinsville seen an increase in ratings and now we’ll be treated to the first night race of the year tomorrow night (Saturday). The Texas Motor Speedway will play host to the Duck Commander 500. Seven drivers are paying under 10/1 odds with Jimmie […]

  • NASCAR Betting: 2016 Auto Club 500 Picks

    By Scott NASCAR Betting: 2016 Auto Club 500 Picks NASCAR heads to Fontana, California for the Auto Club 500 at the Auto Club Speedway. Last week’s race came down to the wire, as Kevin Harvick won in a photo finish. He was the overwhelmingly favorite. This week Jimmie Johnson comes into the race as the […]

  • Sunday Service Plays 8/16/15

    by WINNERS_ONLY   Five To Follow MLB Betting: Sunday, August 16, 2015 Opening Line Report by Alan Matthews By the time you read this or maybe by the end of the weekend, we could see two former All-Stars traded to contenders. Phillies second baseman Chase Utley has cleared waivers and thus could be dealt to […]

  • Sunday Service Plays 8/2/15

    by WINNERS_ONLY   Game of the Day: Nationals at Mets ♦ Washington Nationals at New York Mets (-134, 6.5) The New York Mets have a chance to move into a tie for first place in the National League East on Sunday night when they host the division-leading Washington Nationals in the finale of a three-game […]

  • Saturday Service Plays 7/11/15

    by WINNERS_ONLY   Five To Follow MLB Betting: Saturday, July 11, 2015 Opening Line Report by Alan Matthews Let me make it clear that I’m not a Mets fan and in fact probably anti-Mets. But I appreciate watching (and betting) on young talent. And the Mets have the best crop of young pitchers we have […]

  • Sunday Service Plays 6/28/15

    by WINNERS_ONLY Sunday’s MLB Tip Sheet By Kevin Rogers *Mariners at Angels – 3:35 PM EST Seattle’s offense continues to struggle, scoring three runs or less for the eighth time in the past 11 games after falling to Los Angeles on Saturday, 4-2. The Mariners have dropped five of eight meetings this season with the […]

  • NBA Finals! Sunday Service Plays 6/14/15

    by WINNERS_ONLY Game of the Day: Cavaliers at Warriors ** Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors (-8.5, 195.5) GAME #5 – Series tied 2-2 The injury-riddled Cleveland Cavaliers may have to dig into their bench for reinforcements when they face the host Golden State Warriors in Sunday’s Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The losses […]

  • NASCAR Betting: 2015 Quicken Loans 400 Picks

    By Scott The Quicken Loans 400 is this Sunday at the Michigan International Speedway. Martin Truex Jr. dominated the race last weekend and he earned his first victory of the 2015 season — Truex Jr. is now second place in the Sprint Cup standings. Kevin Harvick still leads the way, while Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano […]

  • NBA Finals! Sunday Service Plays 6/7/15

    by WINNERS_ONLY Warriors, Cavs meet in GAME 2  by Zach Cohen CLEVELAND CAVALIERS (65-32) at GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (80-18) NBA Finals Tip-off: Sunday, 8:05 p.m. ET Line: Golden State -8.0, Total: 201.0 The Warriors look to take a 2-0 series lead when they host the Cavaliers in Game 2 Sunday. Game 1 was a thriller when […]

  • Sunday Service Plays 5/31/15

    by WINNERS_ONLY   Five To Follow MLB Betting: Sunday, May 31, 2015 Opening Line Report by Alan Matthews Is this the end of the road for Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz? Big Papi, probably a Hall of Famer (maybe not first ballot), is 39 years old and his contract is up after this season. […]

  • Sunday Service Plays 5/24/15

    by WINNERS_ONLY Game of the Day: Hawks at Cavaliers ** Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers (-9, 190) Cavaliers lead series 2-0 The Atlanta Hawks are becoming short on time and will be without a key player when they visit the Cleveland Cavaliers in Sunday’s Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. Atlanta trails 2-0 in […]

  • NASCAR Betting: 2015 Coca-Cola 600 Predictions

    By Scott In one of the bigger NASCAR races of the year – the 2015 Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway is on Sunday and will be aired live on FOX. Last week was the All-Star Race and Denny Hamlin emerged victorious after winning qualifying as well. Coca-Cola 600 Race Odds Bet on every […]

  • Sunday Service Plays 5/10/15

    by WINNERS_ONLY Game of the Day: Sunday’s NBA Playoff Action ♠♠Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls (+1.5, 194.5) Bulls lead series 2-1 The Derrick Rose that makes clutch shots has returned and now the Chicago Bulls are in position to open up a 3-1 lead when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Sunday’s Eastern Conference semifinal […]

  • NASCAR Betting: 2015 Spongebob Squarepants 400 Picks

    By Scott The 2015 Spongebob Squarepants is on Saturday night at the Kansas Speedway. Night races are the best and we’ll be treated to a few over the next month. I can’t say I’m fond of the new race sponsor and I’m sure anyone with kids can agree with me. Odds to Win the 2015 […]

  • Earnhardt Jr. holds off teammate Johnson for Talladega win

    Talladega, AL ( – Dale Earnhardt Jr. punched his ticket into this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship with a victory in Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Earnhardt, who led the most laps with 67, won a Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega for the sixth time, but it was his first victory […]

  • First ‘big one’ at Talladega occurs early

    Talladega, AL ( – The first major accident in Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway occurred in the early going and involved 15 cars. On lap 47, Trevor Bayne, the 2011 Daytona 500 winner, lost control of his No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford and spun into the outside wall along the backstretch, triggering the […]

  • Ragan to drive No. 55 car for MWR starting at Kansas

    Charlotte, NC ( – Michael Waltrip Racing announced on Tuesday that David Ragan will drive the No. 55 Toyota for the remainder of the 2015 Sprint Cup Series season, beginning with the May 9 race at Kansas Speedway. Brian Vickers was to drive the No. 55 car for MWR this year, but open heart surgery […]

  • Kurt Busch wins at Richmond with dominant performance

    Richmond, VA ( – Kurt Busch led 291 of 400 laps to win Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway, a race delayed one day because of rain. It’s the most laps Busch has led in a single Sprint Cup Series race. He beat second-place finisher Kevin Harvick, his teammate at Stewart-Haas Racing, to […]

  • Rain postpones Sprint Cup race at Richmond to Sunday

    Richmond, VA ( – Persistent rain at Richmond International Raceway forced NASCAR officials to postpone Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400. The scheduled 400-lap Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond has been rescheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. It will be televised on Fox. It began raining at this 0.75-mile oval around noon time and […]

  • Logano grabs pole at Richmond

    Richmond, VA ( – Joey Logano will start on the pole for Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 after topping Denny Hamlin in qualifying at Richmond International Raceway. Logano, who won the spring race at Richmond one year ago, made a lap around this 0.75-mile oval at 127.071 mph during Friday’s final round in qualifying to […]

  • This Week in Auto Racing April 24 – 26

    ( – The NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series are running at Richmond International Raceway, while the IndyCar Series is competing at Barber Motorsports Park. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 – Richmond International Raceway – Richmond, Virginia Denny Hamlin is expected to compete in this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series races […]

  • Hamlin back on track at Richmond

    Richmond, VA ( – Denny Hamlin is expected to compete in this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series races at Richmond International Raceway after suffering neck spasms that forced him out of the car in the early going of last Sunday’s event at Bristol. Following a 90-minute rain delay at Bristol, Hamlin experienced his […]

  • Kenseth wins rain-delayed, wreck-filled race at Bristol

    Bristol, TN ( – Matt Kenseth’s lengthy drought in the Sprint Cup Series ended on a rain-soaked day and night at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday. Kenseth snapped his 51-race winless streak in the series after holding off Jimmie Johnson in a green-white-checkered finish in the Food City 500, a race that featured several rain […]

  • Who’s next to win a Sprint Cup race at Bristol?

    Bristol, TN ( – The Sprint Cup Series will run its second short track race of the season this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. There have been six different winners in the last six Sprint Cup races at this 0.533-mile, high-banked oval. The previous nine spring races here have featured nine different winners. As part […]

  • This Week in Auto Racing April 18 – 19

    ( – NASCAR is back on the short track this weekend with the Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series racing at Bristol Motor Speedway. The IndyCar Series is competing on the streets of Long Beach, California, and Formula One is running the Bahrain Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500/Support Steve […]

  • Kenseth grabs pole for Sprint Cup race at Bristol

    Bristol, TN ( – Matt Kenseth will start on the pole for Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway after beating Brad Keselowski for the top position in qualifying. Kenseth, the driver of the No. 20 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, made a lap around this 0.533-mile, high-banked oval at 128.632 mph during the […]

  • The Inside Line: Earnhardt Jr. seeks first win of season

    ( – Dale Earnhardt Jr. was happy with his third-place finish at Texas last Saturday, but he would have been much happier if he had won the race to virtually guarantee himself a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. After NASCAR revised the format for last year’s Chase, Earnhardt became the first driver […]

  • Johnson wins at Texas for the fifth time

    Fort Worth, TX ( – Jimmie Johnson won a Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway for a record-extending fifth time after he held off Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the closing laps of Saturday night’s Duck Commander 500. Johnson, the six-time Sprint Cup champion, took the lead for the final time […]

  • This Week in Auto Racing April 10 – 12

    ( – After taking a week off, NASCAR returns to action this weekend with the Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series racing at Texas Motor Speedway. IndyCar is competing at NOLA Motorsports Park for the first time, and Formula One is holding the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 – […]

  • Brittle Boys Abound in the America’s Bookies NL West Futures

      This division was a delay for us.  Many off the field factors cloud the lines of logic we attempted to draw for the NL West.  We did the work and present to you our findings for this division.  As always, the prices quoted our from our primary out which is America’s Bookie. NLWest Dodgers […]

  • “NCAAB Final Four” Saturday Serivce Plays 3/4/15d

    MSU, Duke meet in Final Four Saturday MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS (27-11) vs. DUKE BLUE DEVILS (33-4) Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, IN NCAA Tournament – National Semifinal Tip-off: Saturday, 6:09 p.m. ET Line: Duke -5.0 No. 1 seed Duke takes on No. 7 seed Michigan State, as coaching legends Mike Krzyzewski and Tom Izzo lead […]

  • RCR appealing penalties for illegal tires

    Charlotte, NC ( – Richard Childress Racing will appeal the penalties assessed by NASCAR to Ryan Newman’s No. 31 team for altered tires used in last month’s Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. On Tuesday, NASCAR suspended crew chief Luke Lambert, tire technician James Bender and engineer Philip Surgen for […]

  • Kyle Larson medically cleared to race after fainting spell

    Charlotte, NC ( – Kyle Larson has been medically cleared to return to racing after he missed last Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway due to a fainting spell. Chip Ganassi Racing said in a statement on Thursday, “Following a thorough review of all the test results by his attending physicians and in […]

  • Why Even Play the Season with Washington in the NL East? MLB Futures

    Is it already over before the first pitch is thrown?  The early money tends to think so as the Nationals are the overwhelming favorite to win a five team National League East.  Money was thrown at a 96 win team to get them to the next step.  Last year, they got past their phobia of […]

  • AL West Easier to Forecast than Most in America’s Bookies Futures

      Too much too fast is the motto of one franchise in the attempts to win it all.  With four other teams in the AL West, two of them are the akin to the walking dead this season.  That leaves us two quality options to wager upon at America’s Bookie.  Which of the two that […]

  • Newman’s No. 31 team penalized for tire manipulation

    Daytona Beach, FL ( – NASCAR handed down severe penalties to Ryan Newman’s No. 31 team in the Sprint Cup Series on Tuesday for altered tires used in the March 22 race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Luke Lambert, the crew chief for the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, has been suspended […]

  • The Inside Line: Who has a shot of making the Chase?

    ( – Six races down and 20 to go before the regular season ends in the Sprint Cup Series. It’s still a long way to go before the 16-driver field is determined for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, There are five drivers — Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski and Joey […]

  • Cashman Crunches AL Central Futures at America’s Bookie

      Easy to pencil in but usually full of drama, the AL Central Future has been a source of frustration upon your return.  Every year it seems those that take the Tigers cash this wager but a bumpy ride ensues.  Now that they have to fight the World Series representative Royals, has this future clouded […]

  • NASCAR changes qualifying format for Daytona, Talladega

    Daytona Beach, FL ( – Qualifying for NASCAR national touring series races at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway will no longer feature a pack of cars running together. NASCAR announced on Monday modifications to the qualifying format for Sprint Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series races at restrictor-plate tracks (Daytona and Talladega). It […]

  • Cashman’s Take on America’s Bookie AL East Futures

    Baseball is in the air with less than one week until Opening Day is upon us.  Six divisions and wild cards aplenty to speculate upon.  We start with the AL East where one of the main contenders took a haymaker when a player went down with an ACL.  Anthony Cashman here and we will examine […]

  • Hamlin holds off Keselowski for fifth Martinsville win

    Martinsville, VA ( – Denny Hamlin ended a 31-race winless streak in the Sprint Cup Series after beating Brad Keselowski in a fierce battle for the lead in the closing laps of Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Hamlin, who hails from nearby Chesterfield, Virginia, passed Matt Kenseth, his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, for the […]

  • What Notre Dame Could Have Learned From America’s Bookie

    Fates of futures on Kentucky’s perfection lie in the balance.  For most of the second half, the unblemished Wildcats trailed the Fighting Irish.  A vaunted defense was having problems coping with the spacing that created the shooting chances that ND cashed in.  The game ticked down and one team came up huge.  In the end, […]

  • “Elite Eight” Sunday Service Plays 3/29/15

    Sunday’s NCAAB Betting Cheat Sheet: Elite Eight! ♦♦Michigan State Spartans vs. Louisville Cardinals (+2.5, 128.5) While other matchups in the Elite Eight feature some of the nation’s best players, such as Duke’s Jahlil Okafor, Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky and Kentucky’s litany of future NBA draft picks, the East Regional final features a different kind of star-studded […]

  • Larson hospitalized after fainting at autograph session

    Martinsville, VA ( – Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Larson was taken to a hospital for precautionary reasons after he fainted during an autograph session at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday. Larson, the 2014 rookie of the year in NASCAR’s top series, was at the Chevy Stage in the fan zone area at this half-mile racetrack […]

  • Michigan State Continues to Be the Favorite in East Regional

    What happens when two of the harder working teams in basketball meet in the East Regional Final?  Not the prettiest form of basketball to say the least.  One thing we have learned in our lives is that while the trophy gals look good on the arm, the hard working ones usually make the best home. […]

  • This Week in Auto Racing March 28 – 29

    ( – NASCAR is on the short track for the first time this season, as the Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series compete at Martinsville Speedway. IndyCar begins its season in St. Petersburg, Florida, while Formula One is in Kuala Lumpur for the Malaysian Grand Prix. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 – Martinsville […]

  • Can Harvick make it 9 straight top-twos at Martinsville?

    Martinsville, VA ( – Defending Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick will try to extend his streak of finishing either first or second to nine races this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. The last time Harvick finished outside the top-two was on Oct. 26, 2014 when he placed 33rd at Martinsville, a 0.526-mile track in Southern […]

  • Cashman’s Corner

      Anthony here and I am pleased to debut Cashman’s Corner here on Ask the Bookie.  This daily piece will contain some of my thoughts and ideas I think are critical for the sport.  It will also contain some oddities that prompt us to scratch our heads or laugh.  Sports handicapping is all about balance. […]

  • Distractions to Doom Xavier Against Arizona Tonight?

    Size and span allow Arizona to dominate Xavier at almost every position.  The Wildcats’ point guard is just average but the other backcourt presence is a hulk at 6 foot 7 and over 250 pounds.  With a front court of NBA caliber talent, the Musketeers would be hard pressed to keep up even without distraction. […]