See which players have already opted out of the 2020 NFL season, including a long line of New England Patriots and one of the anchors of the Chicago Bears’ defensive line.
Vasilevskiy, Rask Open as 2020 Conn Smythe Favorites; How Often Do Goalies Actually Win Playoff MVP?
The opening Conn Smythe odds for 2020 NHL playoff MVP favor two superstar goalies, but the trends suggest a forward is far more likely to win. Sascha Paruk looks at the recent history and statistics to find the best value wager ahead of the NHL restart on Aug. 1st
Online sportsbooks are offering a wide range of boosted odds specials for MLB Opening Day 2020, when the Yankees face the Nationals and Giants visit the Dodgers. Sascha Paruk sets out all the available odds boosts and analyzes which one offers the most betting value.
Filip Petrusev is leaving Gonzaga to turn pro in Serbia. The Bulldogs have seen their odds to reach the 2021 Final Four get longer. Can Mark Few’s best-ever recruiting class make up for the loss? Sascha Paruk examines what the Zags have left and whether there is value betting on Gonzaga.
Will the Braves have a better chance of winning the World Series or the NL East with Yasiel Puig? Oddsmakers don’t really think so.
Buster Posey Opts Out of 2020 MLB Season; Joey Bart’s Rookie of the Year Odds Still as Long as +2200
With Buster Posey out of the 2020 MLB season due to family health concerns,the SF Giants have an opening behind the plate. Does that make rookie Joey Bart – the 2018 #2-overall pick – a solid sleeper bet in the 2020 NL ROY odds? Sascha Paruk analyzes Bart’s chances.
Cole, Yankees Open as -125 Road Favorites Over Scherzer, Nationals on Opening Day; Total Set at 7 O/U
The 2020 MLB season will kick off with a heavyweight pitching matchup between the Yankees Gerrit Cole and Nationals Max Scherzer on Opening Day (July 23). Sascha Paruk examines the teams’ batting orders and the starters’ recent history to find the best bet.
The list of players sitting out of the 2020 MLB season due to coronavirus-related health concerns is getting longer by the day. See the latest updates and a comprehensive list of which players are opting out of the shortened 60-game season due to COVID-19.
Which NHL players are sitting out of the league’s July 30th resumption of the 2020 season? This page monitors the rosters of all 24 teams still in contention to win the 2020 Stanley Cup and lists any players who have decided not to participate.
The outspoken Trevor Bauer has steadily risen up the 2020 NL Cy Young odds since they first opened back in February. He’s just outside the top-five favorites in the upcoming 60-game season. Sascha Paruk analyzes his history and peripherals to determine if he is a good bet to win his first Cy Young this year.
For the fourth straight week, Donald Trump saw his reelection odds get worse. From late May to mid-June, he’s gone from a -132 favorite to +135 underdog. Sascha Paruk recaps the movement, examines what has fueled the President’s demise, and analyzes whether it is likely to continue.
Sascha Paruk sets out the updated 2020 MLB win totals after the league and MLBPA finalized the 60-game return-to-play plan. The NY Yankees and LA Dodgers may be powerhouses, but their over/unders are extremely high.
When will the PlayStation 5 be released? How much is it going to cost? How many units will Sony sell on the opening day? See SBD’s odds and estimates for the upcoming 2020 console.
Iowa’s Final Four Odds (+258) Now Shorter Than Duke; Can Hawkeyes Reach Indianapolis With No Defense?
Even before Luka Garza has announced if he’s returning, Iowa’s odds to reach the Final Four have improved significantly. Sascha Paruk analyzes why, even with Garza in the fold, the Hawkeyes may not be a good value bet to make to Indianapolis in 2021.
Qualification Series Win Probabilities: Canadiens (36.1%) Biggest Underdogs; Leafs at 59.9% to Beat CBJ
By averaging the odds from multiple sportsbooks and removing the vig, bettors can figure out the win probabilities for each of the NHL’s 2020 qualification series. But bettors won’t need to, because Sascha Paruk already did.
Only one defensive player finds himself among the top-20 Heisman Trophy favorites in 2020. LSU CB Derek Stingley is primed for a huge sophomore season, but defenders almost never win the award. Sascha Paruk analyzes the trends and stats to figure out of there is any value betting on Stingley.
UFC 251 on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi (July 11th) will see Kamaru Usman defend his welterweight title against Gilbert Burns in the main event. The opening odds set the champ as a -200 favorite. Sascha Paruk analyzes how the odds are likely to shift as fight night approaches.
Will Cade Cunningham ever make it to Stillwater? OK State has been banned from March Madness in 2021, raising questions about where the #1-ranked recruit will play in 2020-21. Sascha Paruk analyzes the situation from a betting perspective.
The MLB and MLBPA are still far apart on how to proceed with a shortened season, spurring sportsbooks to open a new prop bet on whether the 2020 season will take place at all. Sascha Paruk examines the latest news on that front and whether the yes or no side of the wager looks like better value.