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2015 Kentucky Derby Odds
2015-04-15

Kentucky Derby week is one of the most thrilling times of the year. This race is known as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" for its approximate time length.



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Pitt Panthers vs. UConn Huskies Betting Odds and Preview
2010-11-11

Sportsbook.com Pitt vs. UConn Online Bingo Play Slots Online in US NFL Odds Betting Odds: Pittsburgh -6, Total: 47.5


Pittsburgh goes for its fourth straight win when it travels to East Hartford, CT on Thursday night. The Panthers are unbeaten in Big East play and have won their five games this year by an average of 23.4 PPG. UConn forced four turnovers in a 16-13 upset win over West Virginia last Friday. The Huskies are a perfect 4-0 at home (SU and ATS) this year thanks to 15 takeaways and only six giveaways. That isn’t deterring the football betting crowd at Sportsbook.com from betting the visitors as 77 percent of the point spread bettors are on Pitt.


The Huskies still have revenge on their minds from last year’s meeting when they blew a 21-6 lead late in the third quarter and lost 24-21 on a last-second chip-shot field goal. Pittsburgh out-gained UConn 489 to 303 in that game, with RB Dion Lewis (158 rushing yards) and WR Jonathan Baldwin (8 rec., 104 yds, 1 TD) leading the way. But this season has been a different story for these two stars. Lewis was third in the nation with 138 rushing YPG last year, but that number has plummeted to 68 rushing YPG in 2010 with the emergence of Ray Graham (98 rushing YPG). Baldwin ranked 22nd in the nation in receiving yards in 2009 (86 receiving YPG), but that average has dipped to 68 receiving YPG this year. Some of the production drop has to do with sophomore Tino Sunseri starting in his first year at quarterback, but Sunseri has seven touchdowns and just one interception during the three-game win streak.


The key to this game will be whether Pitt’s eighth-ranked run defense (94 rushing YPG) can contain UConn stud RB Jordan Todman who ranks fourth in the nation with 136 rushing YPG. Last season Todman was shut down by the Panthers, gaining just 43 yards on 12 carries and catching three passes for minus-2 yards. If Todman can’t find room to run, it could be a long day for shaky senior QB Zach Frazer. Not only are Frazer’s career stats below average (54% completion rate, 14 TD, 16 INT), but he’s facing a Pittsburgh defense ranked sixth in the nation in sacks. The Panthers have also forced eight turnovers during their three-game win streak. Speaking of turnovers, UConn’s turnover-happy win over WVU marked the third time this season the Huskies have forced four turnovers in a game.


The last four times these Big East rivals squared off, the underdog covered the point spread three times and was 3-1 outright. Here are two more college football betting trends that indicate that the Huskies cover the point spread tonight:


Play On - Underdogs of 3.5 to 10 points (CONNECTICUT) - an average offensive team (21-28 PPG) against a good offensive team (28-34 PPG) after 7+ games, after scoring 3 points or less in the first half last game.

(42-13 since 1992.) (76.4%, +27.7 units. Rating = 3*).


Play Against - A road team (PITTSBURGH) - after 3 or more consecutive wins against the spread, in weeks 10 through 13. (69-31 over the last 5 seasons.) (69%, +34.9 units. Rating = 3*).


If you are interested in betting on the ‘total’, consider this:


Play Under - All teams where the total is between 42.5 and 49 (CONNECTICUT) - average offensive team (4.8 to 5.6 YPP) against a good defense (4.2 to 4.8 YPP) after 7+ games, after being outgained by opp by 125 or more total yards last game.

(34-10 over the last 10 seasons.) (77.3%, +23 units. Rating = 3*).


To see the rest of the Pitt vs. UConn betting odds, or to check out all of this week’s college football betting lines, head over to Sportsbook.com now.




TCU vs. SMU betting preview
2010-09-24

Dallas-area rivals take center stage tonight for college football betting enthusiasts as the SMU Mustangs host the TCU Horned Frogs. Sportsbook.com currently has TCU as lofty 17.5 favorites.


TCU is winners of 17 of its past 18 games and have its first three games by an average margin of 33 PPG. SMU defeated Washington State last week to mark its first win over a BCS school since 2000.


QB Andy Dalton leads TCU and has 32 career wins under his belt which is tops among FBS quarterbacks. After a sub-par opener, Dalton has sizzled in his past two games, completing 82 percent of his passes with four touchdowns (3 passing, 1 rushing). Jeremy Kerley and Bart Johnson have 13 catches apiece with three of Kerley’s grabs coming in the end zone. RB Ed Wesley powers the ground game with 384 rushing yards (8.2 YPC) and four scores.


SMU’s success on moving the football against the fourth-ranked defense in the nation (TCU allows 223 YPG) rests on the right arm of Kyle Padron. Similar to Dalton, Padron has been great in his past two games after a poor opener. He threw six touchdowns and ran for a score in SMU’s two wins over UAB and WSU. Three Mustangs players have double-digit catches and multiple touchdowns this year, including Aldrick Robinson who scored three TD in last week’s win.


TCU has won nine of the past ten meetings and the following betting trend also favors TCU due to Gary Patterson’s ability to keeps his teams focused after big wins:


Patterson is 14-2 ATS (+11.8 Units) after gaining 275 or more rushing yards last game as the coach of TCU. The average score was TCU 38.1, OPPONENT 15.3 - (Rating = 4*).


Check Sportsbook.com’s betting guides for more betting tips on this weekend’s football betting board.


Sticking with the run defense theme, this highly-rated trend likes the Under:


Play Under - Any team against the total (SMU) - in a game involving two good rushing teams - both outrushing opponents by 50+ YPG, in a non-conference game between two teams from second tier division 1-A conferences. (26-4 over the last 10 seasons.) (86.7%, +21.6 units. Rating = 4*).


Make your move to Sportsbook.com now and bet on the TCU vs. SMU pointspread at reduced juice (-105).


 




MAJOR NEW FOOTBALL ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN COMING FROM WILL HILL
2010-04-05

New advertising agency shows its paces


UK football fans can expect an avalanche of new William Hill advertisements this weekend as the company launches its latest football campaign - the first created by its new agency The Bank.


The marketing publication Drum reports that the London-based ad agency was tasked at the beginning of March with reinforcing the brand’s association with football ahead of this year’s World Cup in South Africa, with the campaign target the positioning of William Hill as the ‘home of betting’.


The creative idea will run across all media activity at regional level, handled by both The Bank and the in-house marketing department.


The television element was produced by the agency’s in-house production department and directed by creative founder Ian Cassie.


Kristof Fahy, brand and marketing director at William Hill, told The Drum: “We are trusted – with over 75 years of experience and a huge presence both on the high street and online. Simply put we are the home of betting in the UK and as such, we have a unique place in the minds of the British public.


"This next period of activity will coincide with our continued drive to offer customers an unrivalled experience online, on the phone and on the high street. The Bank showed the kind of strategic insight and clarity of creative thinking we are looking for.”


Cassie added: ”Our task has been to take all the great things that the William Hill brand stands for and re-present it in a creative idea that is unique, flexible and persuasive which can work as effectively in a TV spot as on a betting slip.”