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Archive for January, 2011

Added January 31st, 2011 by Scott Jack
NFL

Super Bowl XLV Prop Bets

One of the things I love about the Super Bowl is the fact that a lot of online sportbooks offer prop bets. Prop bets are really fun to bet on and in some cases can be even easier then trying to predict the winner of the Super Bowl. When you’re betting on sports it’s never smart to put all of your eggs in one basket, so make sure you spread your Super Bowl bets around by utilizing prop bets. I’ve listed some of the Super Bowl XLV prop bets that stood out to me this week from some of the various online sportbooks.

Sportsbook.com Super Bowl XLV Prop Bets

Ben Roethlisberger Total Passing Yards – Over 245.5 –115 / Under 245.5 –115
Rashard Mendenhall Total Rushing Yards – Over 81.5 –115 / Under 81.5 –115
Mike Wallace Total Receiving Yards – Over 66.5 –115 / Under 66.5 –115
Aaron Rodgers Total Passing Yards – Over 275.5 –115 / Under 275.5 –115
Will John Kuhn Score a TD – Yes +220 / No –300

 
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Added January 31st, 2011 by Chalk
MLB

Orioles Sign Duchsherer

On Sunday, the Baltimore Orioles agreed to a one-year deal with free agent pitcher Justin Duchsherer, pending a physical that should happen later this week. Duchsherer is a two-time All-Star thanks to the rule that says every team must have one All-Star, and has missed most of the last two seasons with injuries, but is expected to start for the Orioles if he’s healthy.

Duchsherer’s contract is structured around his health and how many starts he makes in 2011. his base salary is just $700,000, but it jumps to $1.1 million if he makes Baltimore’s 25-man roster and can go as high as $4.5 million if he starts 30 games. Duchsherer started a career-high 22 games in 2008, then missed all of 2009 and pitched in just five games in 2010. Over those 27 starts from 2008-2010, he had an ERA under three, and playing in Oakland probably isn’t that much better than the putrid wasteland that is Baltimore Orioles baseball.

 
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Added January 31st, 2011 by Chalk

Bubba Edges Mickelson; Tiger Finishes Behind High School Senior

Bubba Watson was just a touch better than Phil Mickelson on Sunday to win the 2011 Farmers Insurance Open by one stroke. Earlier in the day, Tiger Woods finished a terrible weekend despite playing a course where he had won his last five tournaments. And over in Bahrain, England’s Paul Casey won the inaugural Volvo Golf Champions.

Watson put all the pressure on Mickelson by making a nine-foot putt to save par on No. 17, then draining a 12-foot birdie putt on No. 18 to get to 16-under. That left Mickelson needing to make a 72-foot wedge shot for eagle on No. 18 to force a playoff. Mickelson came within four feet of the tie, but instead had to settle for a final birdie and a runner-up finish two strokes ahead of Dustin Johnson and Jhonattan Vegas.

 
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Added January 31st, 2011 by Chalk
NFL

NFC Wins Pro Bowl, Hall Gets MVP

The All-Pro teams representing the NFC and AFC combined for 96 points in Sunday’s Pro Bowl, but it was a defensive player who took home the Most Valuable Player award. Washington Redskins defensive back DeAngelo Hall was named MVP after intercepting one pass and returning a fumble for a touchdown to help the NFC to a 55-41 win.

In the second quarter, Hall scooped up a fumble by Patriots receiver Wes Welker and ran it back 34 yards for a score to put the NFC up 28-0. The NFC built a 42-0 lead before the AFC finally scored with 1:54 left in the first half. Matt Cassel of the Kansas City Chiefs threw two touchdown passes for the AFC in the game’s final two minutes to make the score somewhat respectable. Cassel, Phillip Rivers of the Chargers and Peyton Manning of the Colts combined to throw five interceptions for the AFC.

 
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Added January 31st, 2011 by Chalk
NHL

Team Lidstrom Outguns Team Staal To Win NHL All-Star Game Team Lidstrom overcame a 4-0 deficit to win a wild NHL All-Star Game.

 
Added January 31st, 2011 by Ian
NFL

Toronto dreaming when it comes to hosting Super Bowl Rob Ford, mayor of Toronto, made some strange statements about the NFL expanding to Toronto and with a new stadium they can host the Super Bowl

 
Added January 31st, 2011 by Steve
NFL

Super Bowl XLV at the Cowboys Stadium The 45th anual Super Bowl will be played at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

 
Added January 31st, 2011 by Dwight

NBA Picks: Charlotte Bobcats vs. Utah Jazz Expert basketball picks from our handicapper for the NBA game between the Charlotte Bobcats and the Utah Jazz.

 
Added January 31st, 2011 by Steve
NFL

How to Host the Perfect Super Bowl XLV Party Learn how to host the perfect Super Bowl XLV party with food, prop bets and drinking games.

 
Added January 31st, 2011 by Dwight
NBA

San Antonio Spurs Wins 40th Game The San Antonio Spurs became the first NBA team to reach 40 wins this season.