Yas! The inexplicable UFC Fight Island comes to life with an action-packed three title-fight pay-per-view event for UFC 251. Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman defends against former teammate Gilbert Burns. In the co-main event is a featherweight title rematch between Alex Volkanovski and former champ Max Holloway. And, Petr Yan fights Jose Aldo for the vacant bantamweight belt. We have a powerful parlay and the best underdog bets as we break down this event.
Super Bowl XLIX Futures: Is Arizona a Contender or Pretender?
Cardinals NFL best record isn’t bringing chalk status
Arizona backers are fairly excited as the Cardinals were posted with a +4000 preseason money line price to capture Super Bowl XLIX at Bodog. That said, cashing in on the Red Birds will be easier said than done as injuries are starting to pile up on both sides of the ball. Despite their 10-3 record, Bookmakers have bumped the Cardinals SB XLIX Championship odds down to just +2500 which is good for 11th on the board. Possibly poised to fall like a house of cards, we’re not sure if Arizona has enough healthy horses so the short answer is pretenders. This is especially true when you consider the Cards season ending schedule – it’s not easy.
Will Arizona even capture the NFC West Championship?
Perhaps even more telling, Arizona isn’t even the favorite to win their division as the Seahawks -300 money line trumps the Cardinals +200 NFC West championship odds. While he wasn’t posting huge numbers, losing explosive RB Andrea Ellington is a big blow to the Cardinals offense as he was a primary focus for opposing defenses. QB Drew Stanton is 2-2 since taking over for injured Carson Palmer but he is pedestrian at best and Errington was one of his safety valves in the passing game. If the Cardinals loss to the Rams, Seahawks and 49ers to close out their season – which is possible – they may miss the 2015 NFL postseason party.
NFL Championship Futures Betting: Something strange could still happen in New Orleans but it looks like we are down to one NFC horse in the race to claim Super Bowl XLIX. That being the Green Bay Packers (down to +325 from their +1000 preseason odds) who need to get better in pass defense if we hope to cash our August futures bet. Truth be told, we are leaning towards New England winning the NFL title on February 1, 2015, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ. As such, we’ll back QB Tom Brady and his New England Crew (+350) as an additional Super Bowl XLIX futures bet with a 400 unit wager.
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English soccer is back as the Premier League ends a three-month (100-day) hiatus to return to play and we’re covering the best Premier League picks. While Liverpool has everything all wrapped up, several teams are still jockeying for a position either to avoid relegation or snag a spot in the UEFA Champions League. The desperation or excitement paired with the rust from the long layoff could lead to some epic unpredictability.
The all-time greatest women’s fighter, Amanda Nunes returns to action headlining UFC 250′s onslaught of betting favourites. Nunes looks to “rebound” after being unable to finish Germaine de Randamie in her last bout as she defends her featherweight strap against an overmatched Felicia Spencer. Other big favourites joining her are bantamweight Sean O’Malley taking on longtime vet Eddie Wineland, and short-notice specialist, Neil Magny. Let’s look at the UFC 250 best bets.