Sportingbet Six-Pack – Daily Tips Friday October 24

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The Sportingbet team have put their heads together and come up with the best bets across Racing and Sport.

1) Roger Federer -5

ATP Basel – Roger Federer vs Dennis Istomin (3:10 AM AEDT)

Federer has been in great form all season long and has a dominant 5-0 record against Istomin. The Swiss maestro was impressive in the first round and has always had great success at his home town tournament (Basel). He loves the indoor surface and Istomin lacks the tools to pose any sort of danger. Federer will put on yet another commanding display in this one.

2) San Diego Chargers +8

NFL – San Diego Chargers @ Denver Broncos (11:25 AM AEDT)

Two of the early contenders for MVP in Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning & Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers do battle in Thursday Night Football. Manning broke the record for most touchdown passes last week and will be looking to add to his tally against the Chargers. Rivers will be keen to get his side back on track after a loss to the Chiefs last week. It’s shaping up as a shootout and the Chargers have been playing well enough to stay within a touchdown of the Broncos. Take the Chargers with the start.

3) Fast ‘N’ Rocking

Race 1 Moonee Valley (6:45 PM AEDT)

Produced a big win when resuming and worked overtime last start but still hit the line solidly. If he gets a good trail from the inside gate he’ll be fighting out the finish. The one to beat.

4) Brisbane Roar 

A-League – Brisbane Roar vs Sydney FC (8:00 PM AEDT)

Brisbane Roar find themselves at the bottom of the ladder following back to back losses in the opening two rounds. Sydney FC on the other hand are equal second thanks to a huge come from behind win in the Sydney Derby. That was followed by a midweek loss in the FFA Cup where they went down in extra time. The gruelling schedule is sure to impact them in a fixture that they have had little success in. The Roar have won five of the last seven against Sydney with Brisbane scoring 13 goals to Sydney’s four. Suncorp Stadium will be painted orange and the Roar won’t let up in this State vs State battle. Roar to come away with a big win.

5) Diamond Oasis

Race 5 Moonee Valley (8:45 PM AEDT)

He’s racing well this prep and another win appears on the cards. He’s three from four at the distance and should get into a nice position for Nash Rawiller from barrier 6. One of the main chances.

6) Pheidon

Race 8 Moonee Valley (10:15 PM AEDT)

He looks well suited in this company after a big run in the G1 Epsom Hcp. The step up in distance will assist and he’ll push forward and give them plenty to chase. Big threat.

 

Fill Your Boots Podcast – Cox Plate

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Join William Hill Australia experts Nick Tedeschi, Brad Gray and Brendan Curran as they discuss this weekend’s Group 1 racing action from Moonee Valley including the Cox Plate and Manikato Stakes.

 

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NBA top 10: Rookies

In the lead-up to the 2014-15 NBA season, Sportingbet will be counting down the days with a daily NBA Top 10 list. With 9 days to go, we look at the 10 best rookies in the League.

10.Dante Exum (Utah Jazz)
Drafted fifth overall, Australian combo guard Dante Exum will likely struggle for game time with the Jazz this year and has not impressed in the lead-up to the season. He is considered a high-risk, high-reward player.

9.Shabazz Napier (Miami Heats)
Drafted No.24 overall by Charlotte before being traded to Miami, former UConn point guard Shabazz Napier was AAC Player of the Year and can be expected to get plenty of time with the Heat in his debut year.

8.Nik Stauskas (Sacramento Kings)
Michigan shooting guard Nik Stauskas was picked at No.8 of this year’s draft by Sacramento and was named by the draft class as the second best shooter among this year’s rookies.

7.Aaron Gordon (Orlando Magic)
Picked No.4 out of Arizona, Orlando forward Aaron Gordon can expect plenty of court time with a young Magic side. Gordon is a prolific rebounder who can create his own shot.

6.Elfrid Payton (Orlando Magic)
Talented point Elfrid Payton was selected at No.10 overall by Philadelphia before being traded on draft night to Orlando, where he is projected to start in the one slot.

NBA Rookie of the Year

5.Doug McDermott (Chicago Bulls)
The fifth-highest scorer in college basketball history, Doug McDermott was a three-time All-American before being taken at No.11 by Denver, who immediately traded him to Chicago. McDermott will get plenty of time at small forward.

4.Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics)
Marcus Smart will serve as Rajon Rondo’s backup in 2014-15 but with Rondo potentially getting traded Smart could see plenty of action. At Oklahoma State he became the first person in NCAA Tournament history to record 20 points, 10 boards, 5 assists and 5 steals in a game.

3.Julius Randle (LA Lakers)
Arguably the best big man in the draft, skilful Kentucky forward Julius Randle will be an automatic starter for the Lakers after a brilliant one-and-done stint with the Wildcats.

2.Andrew Wiggins (Minnesota Timberwolves)
Taken first overall by Cleveland, Andrew Wiggins became part of the deal that sent Kevin Love to the Cavs. The most athletic player in the draft, the Timberwolves will be expecting him to make an immediate impact.

1.Jabari Parker (Milwaukee Bucks)
A talented forward from Duke, Jabari Parker is seen as the centrepiece of a rebuilding Bucks team keen to get a Midwest player back to the Midwest. Parker averaged 19 points and 9 rebounds in a one-and-done season with the Blue Devils.

NBA Rookie of the Year

NFL Week 8 Tip Sheet

The Sportingbet team preview the televised games in NFL Week 8.

San Diego Chargers @ Denver Broncos

Friday 24th October, 11:25AM AEDT

Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Two of the early contenders for MVP in Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning & Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers do battle in Thursday Night Football.

Manning broke the record for most touchdown passes last week and will be looking to add to his tally against the Chargers.

Rivers will be keen to get his side back on track after a loss to the Chiefs last week.

It’s shaping up as a shootout and the Chargers have been playing well enough to stay within a touchdown of the Broncos. Take the Chargers with the start and the overs.

Prediction: Denver Broncos 31 San Diego Chargers 27

Recommended Bet: Chargers +7.5 & Over 51.5 ($3.75)

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Detroit Lions @ Atlanta Falcons

Monday 27th October, 12:30AM AEDT

Wembley Stadium

The Lions and Falcons head across the Atlantic to play this game at Wembley Stadium.

The Falcons have been struggling this year and come up against a Lions defence that has taken the league by notice.

Lions wide-receiver Calvin Johnson travelled with the team but is unlikely to play.

It won’t matter as the Lions still have attacking weapons Joique Bell, Golden Tate and Reggie Bush that the Falcons will struggle to contain.

Prediction: Detroit Lions 28 Atlanta Falcons 14

Recommended Bet: Lions -4 ($1.95)

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Baltimore Ravens @ Cincinnati Bengals

Monday 27th October, 4:00AM AEDT

Paul Brown Stadium

The Bengals will be desperate to bounce back after being held scoreless by the Colts last week.

They’ll face a tough task when the in-form Ravens come to town.

The absence of wide receiver A.J. Green has hurt the Bengals attack but the likes of Sanu and Bernard need to step up to help move the chains and get the Bengals back on track.

Should be a close game with the Ravens to continue on their winning ways.

Prediction: Baltimore Ravens 27 Cincinnati Bengal 24

Recommended Bet: Ravens ($2)

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Indianapolis Colts @ Pittsburgh Steelers

Monday 27th October, 7:25AM AEDT

Heinz Field

Another candidate for the MVP is Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.

He’s having a huge second year in the league and has led the Colts to an impressive 5-2 record.

The Steelers got the job done over the Texans after they went on a scoring spree just before half-time to set up the victory.

The Colts are playing the better football and there was a touch of luck about the Steelers victory last week.

Stick with the hot hand of Andrew Luck.

Prediction: Indianapolis Colts 30 Pittsburgh Steelers 17

Recommended Bet: Colts -3 ($1.83)

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Green Bay Packers @ New Orleans Saints

Monday 27th October, 11:30AM AEDT

Mercedes-Benz Superdome

The 2-4 Saints will be desperate for a win after suffering a heartbreaking loss to the Lions last week.

The Aaron Rodgers led Packers had no trouble putting away the Carolina Panthers and will like their chances against the Saints.

It’s not often you back against the future hall of famer Rodgers but it’s the Saints season on the line and Drew Brees is a much better QB in the Dome.

Won’t be much in it but giving the home side one final chance.

 Prediction: New Orleans Saints 24 Green Bay Packers 21

Recommended Bet: Saints ($1.83)

 

 

 

Will the 2014 Sportingbet Cox Plate winner run a faster time than So You Think or Might And Power?

WILL THE 2014 SPORTINGBET COX PLATE WINNER RUN FASTER TIME THAN SO YOU THINK OR MIGHT AND POWER?

Race sponsor Sportingbet.com.au thinks Saturday’s Sportingbet Cox Plate winner will run a slower time than what Might and Power did in 1998 and So You Think in 2009, but the odds are in favour of the race being run in quicker time than Octagonal in 1995 and Kingston Town in 1982.

Sportingbet has released the following ‘Racing Specials’ for Saturday’s Sportingbet Cox Plate.

Will the 2014 Sportingbet Cox Plate be run in quicker time than Might and Power’s 1998 2.03.54?

No – $1.40

Yes – $2.90

 

Will The 2014 Sportingbet Cox Plate be run in quicker time than So You Think’s 2009 2.03.98?

No – $1.80

Yes – $1.95

 

Will the 2014 Sportingbet Cox Plate be run in quicker time than Octagonal’s 1995 2.06.38?

Yes – $1.25

No – $3.80

 

Will the 2014 Sportingbet Cox Plate be run in quicker time than Kingston Town’s 1982 2.05.50?

Yes – $1.55

No – $2.40

 

Sportingbet also makes it $2 that the 2014 Sportingbet Cox Plate winner will be NSW trained, versus $4 for overseas trained, $4.40 for Victorian trained and $6.60 for South Australian or Tasmanian trained.

 

For more 2014 Sportingbet Cox Plate Racing Specials visit https://www.sportingbet.com.au/horse-racing-features/racing-specials/9545485/state-of-origin-2014-cox-plate

 

For Sportingbet’s up to the minute market for Saturday’s Sportingbet Cox Plate visit https://www.sportingbet.com.au/horse-racing/9528117/moonee-valley-8

 

2014 Sportingbet Cox Plate

Odds from Sportingbet.com.au (odds in brackets were from Tuesday afternoon)

Fawkner $4.40 (was $4.00)

Adelaide $6.50 (was $7)

Sacred Falls $7 (was $6.50)

Criterion $7 (was $8)

Happy Trails $11 (was $10)

Royal Descent $10 (was $11)

Silent Achiever $13 (was $13)

The Cleaner $14 (was $13)

Sweynesse $20 (was $51)

Foreteller $26 (was $19)

Side Glance $26 (steady)

Almalad $31 (was $41)

Wandjina $31 (was $41)

Guest Of Honour $61 (steady)

Racing Tip Sheet For Ballarat

Oracle’s Tips for Ballarat

Race 1 – No.2 Magnificent Show

Race 2 – No.9 Killara Miss

Race 3 – No.5 Comaneci

Race 4 – No.3 Curvy

Race 5 – No.3 Zakayla

Race 6 – No.2 Khutulun

Race 7 – No.2 Duble Barrel Daisy

Race 8 – No.10 Flamingo Flame

Best Bet – Zakayla

Racing Tip Sheet For Hawkesbury

Oracle’s Tips for Hawkesbury

Race 1 – No.1 Charge Missile

Race 2 – No.8 Spinning Dawn

Race 3 – No.10 Eleivue

Race 4 – No.4 High Council

Race 5 – No.2 Rainbow Bridge

Race 6 – No.4 Well Hardley Ever

Race 7 – No.8 Balmoral Baby

Best Bet – Well Hardley Ever

UEFA Champions League Matchday 3 (Thursday)

UCL BIG GUNS TRACKER

 

Goals, goals and more goals was the order of the day in the Wednesday matches with a record 40 goals being scored. It is unlikely that we will see a repeat of that in the Thursday matches but there is no need to worry as most eyes will be on the match between Liverpool and Real Madrid.

UCL Betting

Liverpool v Real Madrid – Thur 5:45am Live SBS
Recommended Bet: Real Madrid WIN ($1.80)

Predicted Line Ups:
Liverpool: Mignolet; Johnson, Lovren, Škrtel, Moreno; Allen, Gerrard; Henderson, Sterling, Coutinho; Balotelli.

Real Madrid: Casillas; Carvajal, Pepe, Varane, Marcelo; Kroos, Modrić, Isco; James, Ronaldo, Benzema.

Preview:
This is the type of match Liverpool fans have been waiting a very long time for. Real Madrid travel to Anfield in what will also be the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to a ground where he has never scored. With 20 goals already this season he is more than likely to change that.

Real Madrid top the group with 6 points while Liverpool and Basel both sit on 3 points after two games. Liverpool are somewhat lucky to even be on three points after a injury time penalty against Ludogrets on Matchday 1. They will be hoping that Ludogrets can take points away from Basel in order to keep the race for second spot close.

Liverpool still have to travel to Madrid and Basel so a result tomorrow is crucial. Gareth Bale will be missing for Madrid but they are not short of fire power with Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez and Karim Benazema all in form. Liverpool have produces a string of poor performances and simply have not shown the form required to defeat one of the best sides in Europe.

UCL Betting

Other Matches

Olympiacos v Juventus: First Half Result – Draw ($1.85)
Anderlecht v Arsenal:
Teams to Score – Arsenal Only ($3.20)
Galatasaray v Borussia Dortmund:
Double Chance – Galatasaray or Draw ($1.95)
Bayer Leverkusen v Zenit:
First Half Over 1.5 Goals ($3.00)

UCL Betting

Sportingbet Six-Pack – Daily Tips Thursday October 23

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The Sportingbet team have put their heads together and come up with the best bets across Racing and Sport.

1) Real Madrid

UEFA Champions League – Liverpool vs Real Madrid (5:45 AM AEDT)

Anfield will host the defending European Champions but it may not be a sight Liverpool fans want to see. They have scraped wins against West Brom and QPR but have failed to display the kind of football that saw them finish second in the EPL last season. Their performance against Ludogrets suggests that home ground advantage will mean little in this one. The visitors come with a star studded line up and a seven match winning streak where they have scored 32 goals. The Reds will not be able to stop Ronaldo and his crew in this one.

2) Teams To Score – Arsenal Only

UEFA Champions League – Anderlecht vs Arsenal (5:45 AM AEDT)

Anderlecht are the league leaders in Belgium but their European form has been far from impressive. They are on a 10 game winless streak in the UCL, losing their last four at home. In recent years Arsenal have developed a different style in Europe, in particular when they play away from home. Wenger’s side play a more compact and conservative brand of football which has resulted in low scoring matches. Their last 5 away games in Europe have all produced two goals or less. They have the attack to produce goals and have found a way to keep it tight at the back.

3) Top European – Danny Willett

Perth International Golf (9:20 AM AEDT)

Willett came third in this tournament last year and is coming off a 7th in Portugal two weeks ago. He’s been around the mark of late and at $5.50 to be the top European, he looks great value.

4) Curvy

Race 4 Ballarat (3:05 PM AEDT)

She raced well on debut and finished third behind the smart Fenway. She’ll need luck from the wide alley but if she can get into a nice position, she’ll be fighting out the finish. Major player.

5) Zakayla

Race 5 Ballarat (3:40 PM AEDT)

It could be back-to-back winners at Ballarat for the Smerdon stable. Zakayla drops in grade today and looks very hard to beat from the inside draw. Big threat.

6) Well Hardley Ever

Race 6 Hawkesbury (4:00 PM AEDT)

He didn’t have a lot of luck on debut when he was held up at vital times before hitting the line solidly. He’ll appreciate the step up in distance and looks to be a strong hope. One of the main chances.

 

 

NBA Top 10: Worst Free-Throw Shooters

NBA Top 10: 3-Point Shooters

In the lead-up to the 2014-15 NBA season, Sportingbet will be counting down the days with a daily NBA Top 10 list. With 10 days to go, we look at the worst 10 free throw shooters in the League.

10.Tony Wroten (Philadelphia 76ers)
Wroten has hardly set the world alight from the free-throw line in two years, hitting just 64.8% in 107 games with both Memphis and Philly.

9.Greg Monroe (Detroit Pistons)
Pistons big man Greg Monroe finished bottom 10 in free throws last season and is shooting a poor 68% from the charity stripe over the course of his four-year career.

8.Josh Smith (Detroit Pistons)
Enigmatic Detroit firebrand Josh Smith has shot at 64.3% over the course of his career from the free throw line but has not bettered 53.2% over the last two seasons.

7.Ronny Turiaf (Minnesota Timberwolves)
Now with his eighth side, Ronny Turiaf has not built a career on free-throw shooting, striking at a lowly 63.6%. He is getting progressively worse, shooting 36.5% with the Clippers in 2012-13 and 42% with the T-Wolves last season.

6.Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons)
In two seasons with the Pistons Andre Drummond is shooting an horrific 40.1% from the free throw line and finished bottom of the NBA last year among all qualifiers.

NBA Futures

5.Andrew Bogut (Golden State Warriors)
Australian Andrew Bogut’s form from the free throw line has been in decline over the last three seasons, culminating in a shocking 34.4% with the Warriors last year.

4.DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers)
Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan has shot above 50% from the stripe just once in six seasons as a pro and is coming off a year where he shot a poor 42.8%, his second best season from the free throw line.

3.Dwight Howard (Houston Rockets)
While Dwight Howard shoots at 57.4% over the course of his career, such is his free throw inability that he is regularly hacked at the end of matches, opposition teams happy to put him on the line.

2.Lou Amundson (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Journeyman power forward Lou Amundson, who has played with nine clubs in his nine-year NBA career is career 43.6% from the free throw line with just one season spent shooting better than 50% from the stripe.

1.Andris Biedrins (Free Agent)
A 10-year veteran with Golden State and Utah, Andris Biedrins failed to shoot above 32% from the charity stripe in his last five years in the NBA. So inept was his free throw shooting that You Tube compilations have been made.

NBA Futures

Sportingbet Six-Pack – Daily Tips Friday October 24

The Sportingbet team have put their heads together and come up with the best bets across Racing and Sport. 1) Roger Federer -5 ATP Basel – Roger Federer vs Dennis Istomin (3:10 AM AEDT) Federer has been in great form …

Fill Your Boots Podcast – Cox Plate

Join William Hill Australia experts Nick Tedeschi, Brad Gray and Brendan Curran as they discuss this weekend’s Group 1 racing action from Moonee Valley including the Cox Plate and Manikato Stakes.   .

NBA top 10: Rookies

In the lead-up to the 2014-15 NBA season, Sportingbet will be counting down the days with a daily NBA Top 10 list. With 9 days to go, we look at the 10 best rookies in the League. 10.Dante Exum (Utah …

NFL Week 8 Tip Sheet

The Sportingbet team preview the televised games in NFL Week 8. San Diego Chargers @ Denver Broncos Friday 24th October, 11:25AM AEDT Sports Authority Field at Mile High Two of the early contenders for MVP in Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning …

Will the 2014 Sportingbet Cox Plate winner run a faster time than So You Think or Might And Power?

WILL THE 2014 SPORTINGBET COX PLATE WINNER RUN FASTER TIME THAN SO YOU THINK OR MIGHT AND POWER? Race sponsor Sportingbet.com.au thinks Saturday’s Sportingbet Cox Plate winner will run a slower time than what Might and Power did in 1998 …

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