Cavs Trounce Warriors: What’s Love Got to Do With It?

June 9, 2016

After two dismal showings in Golden State, the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back in Game 3 with a resounding win. I can’t say I was really surprised by this outcome even though I did think the Warriors were going to win Game 3 because I was very hesitant about that prediction. Yet if you told me the Cavaliers would win by thirty points, I would’ve said you’re dreaming. You could tell it was…

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Penguins Ready to Close Out at Home

June 9, 2016

Ticket prices for Thursday’s Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Pittsburgh are skyrocketing. There’s a simple reason why: the Penguins have an opportunity to win the Stanley Cup at home for the first time in franchise history. Not only that, but the Penguins can be the first Pittsburgh team to win a championship at home since Bill Mazeroski’s walk-off grand slam lifted the Pirates over the Yankees in Game…

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A Word on the Profitability of Spread Betting in the NHL Playoffs

June 8, 2016

If you’re thinking about betting the NHL playoffs in the future, know this: when in doubt, take the underdog with the spread. Before getting into some statistics that support this notion, I want to explain the theory first. The NHL playoffs are widely regarded as the most competitive postseason in the four major sports, and it’s really not up for debate. For instance, only four of the past sixteen President’s Cup trophy…

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Chin Up, Cleveland: There’s Hope with the Indians

June 8, 2016

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in big trouble. After two blowout losses in Games 1 & 2 of the NBA Finals, it’s hard to imagine the Cavs winning four out of the next five games in order to win the title. That’s why many betting websites now have the Golden State Warriors as monster favorites to win it all at -1,000. Other sites like Fivethirtyeight give the Cavs a mere 11%…

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Assessing the AL & NL All-Star Rosters

June 5, 2016

With the All-Star game voting underway, get ready to hear Omar Infante’s name in the news. Yep, Royals fans are once again stuffing the ballot box, which means Infante-who is 27th in WAR among second basemen-is second behind Jose Altuve in the American League All-Star vote so far. Over in the National League, Cubs fans seem to be doing the same thing now as well. Since fan voting has clearly gotten out…

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Visualizing the Various Sales Pitches to Kevin Durant

June 4, 2016

The courtship of Kevin Durant will soon become the biggest story in sports (if it hasn’t already). Does Durant want to come back to Oklahoma City? Will he sign a short-term deal to cash in on the salary cap rise expected in 2017? Or will he join forces with a superpower like Golden State or San Antonio? So much speculation. Very few answers. The following teams reportedly have a chance…

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