Match Week 22 Jan20

Match Week 22

The race at the top of the table might be one thing but the real action in the EPL right now is in the drop zone.  Regardless of where your favorite team sits in the table James Kempton covers their betting prospects this coming weekend. Liverpool v Swansea Liverpool -2 and 3.25 goals Liverpool have won the last five meetings of the sides at Anfield across all competitions. It is hard to put any kind of case forward for the away team here given the way they caved in on home soil against Arsenal last week. A further week of work on the training ground though with new Head Coach Clement could give them some impetus but without any new signings of any note coming into the club how can we expect them to greatly improve? Home win for me in this one but covering the two goal line may be a tall ask.  Bournemouth v Watford Bournemouth -0.5 and 2.5 goals The match ended two apiece in London earlier this season and both of last season’s EPL matches between the sides ended all square. In fact over the past three games we have had a 0-0, 1-1 and 2-2 scoreline. Anyone for 3-3 here? Grabbing the half goal on the away team would be the only play I could consider making here but I won’t be rushing to back the Hornets on the road until I see a spark from them. Crystal Palace v Everton Everton -0.25 and 2.25 goals It was one apiece at Goodison Park back at the end of September and both of last seasons’ meetings of the sides ended all square. It shows you how far the Eagles have dropped that this pretty average Everton side are favourites at Selhurst...

Conference Championships Jan19

Conference Championships...

BetOnline.ag Bonus Codes: 75BTB for first timers (75% Bonus) and 50BTB for reloads (50% Bonus). Conference Championship Weekend is here and Todd Fuhrman and Payneinsider break down every Playoff game on the slate from a Betting angle — sides and totals!  We’re two weeks away from Super Bowl 51, can Atlanta’s Matt Ryan cement his legacy as an elite QB or will Aaron Rodgers get a crack at a second ring?  Points galore expected with the largest ever Playoff total set at 61 — expect a good old-fashioned shootout. The late game features Handsome Tom vs. Big Ben, the defense that gets pressure on the aforementioned signal caller will determine whether it’s the Steelers or Patriots playing in Houston on February 5th.   Both offenses are Top 10 in efficiency, which one finishes drives with touchdowns instead of field goals?  New England #2 in Red Zone Success Rate, Pittsburgh #15. As always, Dave Mason joins from BetOnline.ag to share where all the sharp and square action is for this weekends big games!...

Match Week 21 Jan13

Match Week 21

Clash of two clubs with a rich football tradition highlight this weekend’s slate.  James Kempton shares his thoughts on everything EPL for another busy weekend of football. 10 teams most impacted by player absences during the African Cup of Nations Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion Tottenham -1.25 and 2.75 goals The last three meetings of the sides, including this season’s game at the Hawthornes, have ended one apiece. That match continued a run of results that has seen the home team in the fixture win only one of the the last thirteen meetings between the sides since September 2010 with under 2.5 goals going 15-7 in all competitions since August 2004. West Brom have conceded more than once in a game just once in their last ten games with two 1-0 defeats away at Arsenal and Chelsea in that spell. Spurs rested many of their best players last weekend for FA Cup action but I still lean to the Baggies and under as they should be able to stay within striking distance of their hosts.  Burnley v Southampton Southampton -0.25 and 2.25 goals Southampton won 3-1 when the sides met back in October but when they last met at Turf Moor in EPL action it was Burnley who won 1-0 back in December 2014. Burnley have won five of their last six home games with the only defeat a 2-1 loss against Man City where they even managed to take the lead. Southampton are 2-3-5 on the road this season so I cannot understand the pricing of this game. It has at least adjusted from when the market opener when the Saints were -0.5 goal but money has trickled in on the home dog. Despite that move I still steel value in Burnley...

DIvisional Playoffs Jan12

DIvisional Playoffs

BetOnline.ag Bonus Codes: 75BTB for first timers (75% Bonus) and 50BTB for reloads (50% Bonus). NFL Divisional Round of the Playoffs is here and Todd Fuhrman and Payneinsider break down every single game from a Betting angle.  We’re just a few weeks away from Super Bowl 51; the pressure is on, the stakes are high and it’s win or go home! Seahawks and Falcons get the party started, can Atlanta exact revenge or will Seattle show their championship pedigree?  The Texans can’t win, but will Brock bring his A-game back to back weeks and help bettors cover the massive number, or is Belichick and Brady too much?  Big Ben’s ankle created chaos in the betting market, but was the walking boot precautionary?  Andy Reid with extra time to prepare is an absolute monster (16-2 off a bye), but can Kansas City slow Bell on the ground?  Can Aaron Rodgers will the Packers to an 8th straight win, or will the loss of Jordy and a weak defense be too much to overcome in Jerry’s World against the Cowboys? Dave Mason joins again this week to share where all the sharp and square action is at Betonline.ag for the weekend ahead....

Wildcard Weekend Jan05

Wildcard Weekend

BetOnline.ag Bonus Codes: 75BTB for first timers (75% Bonus) and 50BTB for reloads (50% Bonus). The NFL Playoffs are here and Todd Fuhrman with an assist from Payneinsider break down every single Wild Card Weekend game; the stakes are raised and we’re playing for keeps!  Raiders versus Texans match up provide two backup signal-callers and the lowest over/under of the season (36); snooze fest or value to invest?  Just how bad is Matthew Stafford’s finger and can he exploit a Seahawks defense that’s not close to what many think they are?  Steelers are the popular team to make some noise and knock the Patriots off with Big Ben, Antonio Brown, and Le’veon Bell all playing this postseason, but can Gase and the Dolphins win another game they shouldn’t?  Will the Packers resurgent offense get the best of an elite Giants defense, or will it be a stalemate decided by a few big throws from Eli Manning that we’re accustom to seeing this time of year? The boys add a bonus in-depth preview of the National Championship rematch between Alabama and Clemson, plus Dave Mason shares a few sharp bets Betonline.ag took for the weekend and Monday night....

Holiday Football Jan01

Holiday Football

The clubs in the EPL get right back at it as part of their New Year’s Day holiday matches.  James Kempton lets you know where the best money making opportunities are across the EPL. Middlesbrough v Leicester City PK and 2 goals The first meeting of the sides finished two apiece back in November. Team news could be key here as how will the two coaches manage their squads with such a quick turnaround. I hate going under a goal line of two but in all honesty that’s the only bet I could consider making in this match.  Everton v Southampton Everton -0.25 and 2.25 goals Southampton won 1-0 when the sides met on the south coast back at the end of November but they travel north on short rest and on the back of that poor home defeat against West Brom. Can Everton exploit the momentum they gained from that late equaliser on Friday at Hull? I lean to the home team here as I sense the wheels may just be coming off on the south coast Saints. Manchester City v Burnley Manchester City -2.25 and 3.25 goals City came from behind to take all three points when they met a month ago at Turf Moor as the Blues won 2-1. Burnley are clearly targeting their home fixtures and they now sit nine points clear of the drop zone after that amazing weekend win over Sunderland. After this game they play in the FA Cup so this away trip could possibly gain more attention from Sean Dyche than other away games. That said the home team could unleash on the Clarets as I do not see any way in which they can repel wave after wave of City attack.  Sunderland v Liverpool Liverpool...

Match Week 19 Dec30

Match Week 19

Fixture congestion at it’s finest this weekend with the annual New Year’s tradition.  James Kempton is here to break it all down offering his best betting advice for the weekend slate. Hull City v Everton Everton -0.5 and 2.25 goals The Toffees have won just one of their four EPL trips to the KC Stadium since September 2008 and there have been at least two goals in each of those matches. In fact all nine of the teams’ meetings in all competitions since that first game in Hull have seen at least two goals scored. Hull matched Man City for an hour on Boxing Day before the class shone through and it is hard to see the home team winning this game. To back a team plus half a goal I need to think they have a shot outright. This is a Friday Night Football game that if it was played at 3pm Saturday we’d all ignore. If you need to bet I’d lean under.  Burnley v Sunderland Burnley -0.25 and 2.25 goals The Clarets continue their strong home form as last time out they beat Sunderland’s north east rivals Middlesbrough. This is another game that the home team will have a big circle around in Sean Dyche’s office. My concern though is that it comes so soon after a similar game against Middlesbrough. How many consecutive games can you circle? Jermaine Defoe is a top quality player that should not be subjected to such a game and he may be the difference in this basement battle. I like Sunderland in this spot.  Chelsea v Stoke City Chelsea -1.5 and 2.75 goals Under 2.5 goals is 10-4 since August 2010 when these sides meet and before last seasons 1-1 draw in this fixture Chelsea...

Episode 31 Dec29

Episode 31

BetOnline.ag Bonus Codes: 75BTB for first timers (75% Bonus) and 50BTB for reloads (50% Bonus). Week 17, the time we bid a fond farewell to a regular season that’s treated us so well and look towards the Playoffs and Super Bowl 51.  The Big Game Breakdown focuses on an NFC North rivalry between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions, who will win the division and earn a playoff birth? Before the boys drop an in-depth preview of SNF, they break down the most important games on the Week 17 slate and how to navigate all the surrounding uncertainty.  Do you throw your power numbers completely out the window?  With many meaningless games will we see more scoring?  So many underlying factors this week that are vital to know before going to the window and placing your bets. The Holiday season brings lots of banter from Payne and Fuhrman including a George Costanza-like candy lineup, but with Vodka!  All that and more on a Bet The Podcast where we attempt to turn chicken sh*t into chicken salad....

Bowl Pod Dec28

Bowl Pod

Todd Fuhrman and Payneinsider break down the Biggest Bowl Games of the Season and the College Football Playoffs.  Which schools have the motivation?  What teams are just going through the motions?  How will coaching hirings and firings effect this Bowl Season? The Boys are joined by Outkick The Coverage and Fox Sports Radio host Clay Travis.  Deep Dives into Alabama vs Washington and Ohio State vs Clemson, as well as all the New Years 6 contests.  Can Jake Browning regain his early season form, or will his arm deficiencies show up again versus elite competition?  Will Urban Meyer with extended prep continue to out-coach his opponents, or will Clemson bring its A-game now that it’s winner takes all?  Fiesta Bowl, Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Outback Bowl, Peach Bowl and the soon to be Las Vegas Bowl presented by BetTheBoardPodcast.com all broken down from a Sports Betting perspective. We also touch on some of the bigger games leading up to New Years; bottom line, if you’re Gambling on Bowl Games this episode of Bet The Board is must listen!...

Boxing Day Dec25

Boxing Day

Our EPL Insider James Kempton gives you a little holiday present just in time for the EPL tradition on Boxing Day Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion Arsenal -1.5 and 3 goals Arsenal have won the last five meetings of the sides at The Emirates by a combined scoreline of 12-1. The Gunners have won seven of their seventeen EPL games this season by more than just one goal, that equates to 70% of their victories by more than one goal. The Baggies let us down last time out by losing 2-0 to Man Utd so it is hard to go back to the well with them again here. Arsenal choked last weekend as they had their foot on Man City’s throat and took it away whilst the Blues were still breathing. How will they react here? A watching brief for me but I sense they may struggle. Burnley v Middlesbrough Scratch and 2 goals The sides have met nine times since September 2011 in all competitions with under 2.5 goals going 7-2 and No on Both Teams To Score going 6-3. Burnley are 5-1-3 on home soil this season and they welcome a Middlesbrough side who are 1-5-2 on the road with their only win achieved at Sunderland! Give me the home team to earn all three points here. Burnley should be favoured.  Chelsea v Bournemouth Chelsea -1.75 and 3 goals This game is more about Bournemouth in terms of how they react after that 3-1 loss at home to Southampton. The Cherries are 1-2-5 away from home with that solitary win at West Brom. Bournemouth have lost by two or more goals already against Arsenal, Man City and Man Utd so far this season. Boxing Day fixtures can be strange affairs so laying...

Episode 30 Dec22

Episode 30

BetOnline.ag Bonus Codes: 75BTB for first timers (75% Bonus) and 50BTB for reloads (50% Bonus). Oh, what a doozy we have to kick off Week 16 of the NFL season as the New York Giants head to The City of Brother Love to take on the hated Philadelphia Eagles.  The magic number is ONE for the G-men; win and you’re in the postseason. Before the boys drop an in-depth preview of TNF with a best bet, they break down the biggest games on the Week 16 slate!  Do the Denver Broncos have one last stand in them at Arrowhead?  Will Jimmy Smith be available for the Ravens when they take on the Steelers?  Can Matt Moore continue the run of good fortune, or will the Ryan Brothers get a much needed win?  Is there value in a short number on Oakland, or will pro bettors fade them again? Dave Mason joins to tell us where the Pros and Joes are investing early in the week.  Tons of big games with Playoff implications and you shouldn’t think about investing a single dollar without listening to this weeks jam-packed Week 16 Bet The Board podcast!  ...

Match Week 17 Dec16

Match Week 17

Not only is it a quick turnaround for clubs in the EPL but for our own insider James Kempton to share his thoughts.  Here are a few game notes to get you ready for a weekend of the biggest fixtures Crystal Palace v Chelsea Chelsea -1 and 2.75 goals  Chelsea have won their last two trips to Selhurst Park in EPL action with last season’s victory a dominating 3-0 performance. Giving up a full goal though for the away team given the spirited showing Palace put in during their midweek defeat to Man United does not appeal to me. Middlesbrough v Swansea City Middlesbrough -0.25 and 2.25 goals A game I truly have little thoughts on…Defensive resilience would be my shout over a greater attacking flair especially with Swansea looking pretty dire on the road at present. Stoke City v Leicester City Stoke -0.25 and 2.5 goals Both games last season were entertaining encounters as this match finished two apiece with the return game ending in a 3-0 win for Leicester. We are seeing much more fight from this Stoke side than the Foxes can muster so I lean tentatively to the home team. Sunderland v Watford Scratch and 2.5 goals It was the away side who came out on top when these two teams met in the north east last season as the Hornets snatched a 1-0 away win. When they met in London the game was a very open and exciting game which ended in a 2-2 draw. At this market price I think I will just take a bit of a punt on the home team, shoot me now! West Ham United v Hull City West Ham -0.75 and 2.5 goals West Ham have won all four EPL meetings of the...