Thu 24/07/2014 - 05:53 EDT
Athletics vs Astros: AL West Division MLB Wagering Prices
We see an edge in starting pitching, in favor of the vastly better team, when Oakland and Houston battle in AL West Division matinee action today. This is a rubber-match contest as the Astros were 3-2 winners in 12 innings on Tuesday before the Athletics held on for a 9-7 victory last night. First pitch is scheduled for 3:35 PM ET on July 24, 2014, from the O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Athletics are a very strong play in this contest.
Jeff Samardzija is enjoying his move to first place Athletics
After languishing in a Chicago uniform for six seasons, while the Cubs posted a 356-453 record, newly acquired Athletics RHP Jeff Samardzija is enjoying a new lease on life by the Bay in Oakland. Thought not exactly lights out, allowing eight earned runs over 22 innings pitched, the Athletics have won two of Samardzija’s three starts and he should be ready to settle in as the A’s battle the Los Angeles Angels in the AL West division playoff race.
More cold than hot the Astros continue to flounder near the MLB cellar
While it appears they may improve on their 51-111 record from a year ago, the Houston Astros are still a work in progress. Sitting with a 42-59 record, the ‘Stros looked like cellar dwellers over eight of the nine innings during their 9-7 loss in Oakland last night. Strikeouts are still a huge problem for the Astros as they battle the Marlins for the MLB lead – Miami has 900 while Houston has 897. Facing Samardzija (117 K’s) the total will surely rise today.
MLB Betting Advice: Back Oakland with a 500 unit run line wager at the William Hill online sportsbook.
Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros – William Hill MLB Betting Prices
Category : Archives
Air Canada was getting a bargain for Toronto Maple Leafs arena naming rights all along. Scotiabank and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment agreed to a record-breaking, 20-year deal to rename the Air Canada Centre. Starting July 1st, 2018, the ACC will be known as Scotiabank Arena. The third largest bank in Canada will pay $800 million for the privilege, raising the bar for naming rights across North America.
Handicappers who convince themselves - and anyone else who will listen - that the Kentucky Derby is just another race probably haven't cashed too many tickets on the first Saturday in May. The truth is people should bet the Derby differently because of just how unlike any other race it is.
Instead of trying to figure out which backup National Football League players are better than others, while betting on NFL preseason action, we turn to fight for first in Canadian Football League. Looking like the cream of the CFL crop, Calgary is in British Columbia and the Stampeders lead the Lions by a half game in the West Division. Meeting for the third time this season, these rivals hit the gridiron at 10:00 PM ET on August 19, 2016, at BC Place in Vancouver.
The 50th edition of the greatest sporting spectacle on Earth, Super Bowl 2016, is almost here and NFL fans around the globe are tingling with excitement. Legendary quarterback Payton Manning leads the 14-4 Denver Broncos into battle against the 17-1 Carolina Panthers, who have a star quarterback of their own in Cam Newton. Super Bowl 50 kicks off at 18:30 ET on Sunday, February 7, at Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, in the Golden State of California.