Go to Source Author: Pat Evans Table tennis has earned a special place in American sports bettors’ hearts. Despite a lack of star power — and viewing options mostly limited to low-quality broadcasts on obscure websites — there’s a market for the little white ball and small paddles. Russian table tennis offered a refuge for gamblers looking for something to bet on back at the height of last year’s quarantines. In April 2020, it made up 50% of PointsBet’s total wagers. Bettors are still keeping an eye on the sport, according to a report from the New York Times. Colorado citizens are the leaders of the pack. Table tennis was the fourth-most bet on sport in Colorado in December, with $10.9 million wagered. The sport popped into
Go to Source Author: Jeremy Pond Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images. Pictured: Aston Villa standout Ollie Watkins, center, celebrates a goal with teammates. Burnley vs. Aston Villa Odds Burnley Odds +300 Aston Villa Odds -109 Draw +260 Over/Under 2.5 (-108/-115) Day | Time Wednesday | 1 p.m. ET How To Watch Peacock Premium Odds updated as of Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET and via DraftKings. Get up to a $1,000 sign-up bonus at DraftKings today or see more offers and reviews for the best online sportsbooks. Clubs coming off victories, one of which was vastly bigger than the other, go at it Wednesday when Burnley hosts Aston Villa in a Premier League match. That huge win I alluded to went straight into the Clarets’ account following their 1-0 shutout shocker against defending league champion Liverpool. Ashley Barnes’ penalty in
Go to Source Author: Nick Alfano Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Dennis Schroder Lakers vs. 76ers Odds Lakers Odds -2 76ers Odds +2 Moneyline -130/+110 Over/Under TBD Time 7:30 p.m. ET TV ESPN Odds as of Tuesday night and via FanDuel. On Wednesday the Los Angeles Lakers will visit the Philadelphia 76ers in an empty Wells Fargo Center. It was just 367 days ago that these two teams met in a packed house as LeBron James passed Kobe Bryant on the NBA’s All-Time Scoring List. A lot has changed since then, but what hasn’t is that these are two teams with high expectations. This is a matchup between conference leaders, intriguing superstar personalities, and some fun storylines with Danny Green and Dwight Howard facing their old squad for the first time. Not to mention, Doc Rivers facing
Go to Source Author: Kyle Remillard Stacy Revere/Getty Images. Pictured: Wisconsin’s Jonathan Davis. Wisconsin vs. Maryland Odds Wisconsin Odds -3.5 Maryland Odds +3.5 Moneyline -172 / +144 Over/Under 130.5 Time | TV 9 p.m. ET | Big Ten Network Odds as of Tuesday evening and via FanDuel. The Maryland Terrapins look to upset the Wisconsin Badgers for the second time this season on Wednesday night. Maryland sits at 9-7 on the year and 3-6 in the Big Ten, but have shown had the ability to compete with some of the top teams in the country this year. In addition to their previous won over the Badgers, the Terrapins have wins as underdogs against both Illinois and Minnesota. Wisconsin will look to avenge the surprising home loss to Maryland and likewise bounce back from a loss to
Go to Source Author: Matt Russell Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images. Pictured: Josh Norris. Senators vs. Canucks Odds Senators Odds +123 Canucks Odds -143 Over/Under 6.5 Time 8 p.m. ET TV NHL.tv Odds as of Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. ET and via DraftKings. If I had more time I’d create a Hall of Fame for hockey analytics beats this season. Not a bad-beat Hall of Fame, but a selection of games this season that do not match their underlying metrics in any way, shape or form. We have had some doozies this year. The Arizona Coyotes lost, 5-2, to the Vegas Golden Knights on Jan. 20 despite a 69% Expected Goal Share (XG%) 5-on-5. The Buffalo Sabres got shut out, 3-0, the night before, by the Philadelphia Flyers, despite a 61.5% XG% even-strength.
Go to Source Author: Action Network Staff Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images. Pictured: Adam Scott This is about the part of the PGA TOUR calendar where things start to heat up. Most players are coming into the Farmers Insurance Open with at least one tournament under their belt. The whispers about the looming Major Championships start getting a little bit louder. And, of course, this event takes place at one of the TOUR’s most iconic tracks: Torrey Pines. Here are our five favorite outright bets to win the 2021 Farmers Insurance Open: Jason Sobel Hideki Matsuyama (+2500) If there’s been a recurring theme during the 2020-21 season, it’s that of former winners finally returning to the winner’s circle. From Stewart Cink to Sergio Garcia, from Brian Gay to Harris
Go to Source Author: Action Network Staff Tom Hauck/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images. Pictured: Tony Finau We have arrived at the part of the PGA TOUR calendar where things start to heat up. Most players are coming into the Farmers Insurance Open with at least one tournament under their belt. The whispers about the looming Major Championships start getting a little bit louder. And, of course, this event takes place at one of the TOUR’s most iconic tracks: Torrey Pines. Here are our favorite props and matchup bets for the 2021 Farmers Insurance Open: Props Jason Sobel Tony Finau Top-5 (+450), Top-10 (+250), Top-20 (+110) Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: This past weekend served as yet another Finau contention – and yet another disappointment, as
Go to Source Author: Action Network Staff Ezra Shaw/Getty Images. Pictured: Bubba Watson We’ve reached the part of the PGA TOUR calendar where things start to heat up. Most players are coming into the Farmers Insurance Open with at least one tournament under their belt. The whispers about the looming Major Championships start getting a little bit louder. And, of course, this event takes place at one of the TOUR’s most iconic tracks: Torrey Pines. Not only does the Farmers feature a deep field, but there are also plenty of intriguing storylines coming into this one. Will Tony Finau rebound after another close-but-no-cigar moment last week? How will Rory McIlroy look after finishing third on the European Tour in his first start of 2021?