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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

NFL Odds : New England Patriots Still Super Bowl Favorites

The New England Patriots  may have lost their top wide receiver, but they haven’t moved on the Super Bowl LII futures market. 

The Pats are still the +325 favourites at press time despite losing WR Julian Edelman (98 catches, 1106 yards last year) to a torn ACL. Edelman will miss the entire 2017 season, which starts September 7 when the Patriots host the Kansas City Chiefs at 8:30 PM ET.

Without Edelman’s services, the defending Super Bowl champions will be relying on newcomer Brandin Cooks (78 catches, 1173 yards for New Orleans) to be their top wideout. Cooks came over from the Saints in March; he was sixth among NFL receivers last year at 10.0 yards per target. Chris Hogan (38 catches, 680 yards) should also see some more playing time with Edelman on injured reserve. 
Who can challenge the Pats?
The Green Bay Packers (+800) and Oakland Raiders (+1000) are the top contenders to New England’s crown, according to the NFL futures lines. The Atlanta Falcons, who nearly beat the Patriots at Super Bowl LI, are available at +1200. The Falcons have almost all their key players coming back for 2017, and they’ll be playing in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium this year.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Israel bans Binary Options firms from selling overseas.

There is hope on the horizon for those of us who are constantly called up by phone-touts pretending to be financial experts and pushing Binary Options - as they have had the legislative rug pulled out from under them.

Israel's Securities Authoriy (ISA) has drawn up a law banning "any type of trading forum that sells to overseas clients - even if they do not offer binary options - without receiving a license from the country where clients reside." Note that Israel already banned the domestic sale of binary options last year, the first country to do so.

The ISA consider that "Beyond the severe economic harm to citizens around the world, marketers of binary options are increasingly causing reputational damage and inflaming anti-Semitism towards Jews and Israelis" and I've got to say that after personally receiving over 100 calls ... they are not far wrong.

Breaking the law will be punishable by up to two years in prison and if money laundering is involved, punishment could reach 10 years in prison.

The bill now heads to parliament, where it is expected to be fast-tracked, giving it priority over other bills, an ISA spokeswoman said.

The owner of an Israeli binary options firm was arrested on suspicion of fraud and extortion last month after an investor abroad reported losses of more than $500,000 to the online company, the first arrest since authorities announced a crackdown.

Source : Reuters News Service

Saturday, July 01, 2017

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Thursday, June 01, 2017

Champions League Final Could Be An Extra-Time Affair

The two best football clubs on the planet will meet this Saturday at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff in the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final.

The defending champions Real Madrid will face Juventus in a rematch of the 1998 final, which Real Madrid won 1-0 thanks to a 66th minute goal from Predrag Milatovic.
(See Video highlights on YouTube here)

Real Madrid are slim favorites in this match-up, priced at 2.50 (+150) to win with Juventus at 2.75 (+175) and the draw at 90 minutes very much a betting option at 3.05 (+205).

Real Madrid are considered by many to currently be the best club in the  world after winning the Champions League in 2014 and 2016, and they come into Saturday’s final as Spain's La Liga champions, led by the incomparable four-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristian Ronaldo.

But, Juventus have legendary Gianluigi Buffon in goal, and won Italy's Serie A for the sixth straight year. Juve have a mean defence having conceded just one goal in their last seven matches combined.

Scoring could be even more difficult for Real Madrid if reports on Gareth Bale’s health are accurate. Bale suffered a right ankle tendon injury in November and had to leave last month’s Clasico against Barcelona after tweaking his calf.

Despite all the hype - I don't expect this match to be an open affair. Juventus strangled the life out of Barcelona's much vaunted tri-attack of Messi - Neymar and Suarez in nthe quarter-finals, winning 3-0 in Turin and then coasting to a 0-0 draw in Barcelona.

So I would not be surprised if this match was 0-0 at 90 minutes.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

NBA Finals - Golden State Warriors clear favourites for redemption.

This is the moment the Golden State Warriors have been waiting for all season.

After blowing that 3-1 lead to the Cleveland Cavaliers in last year’s NBA Finals, the Warriors are back, and they’re better than ever; Golden State has opened as a 7-point home favorite for Thursday’s opener (9 PM ET, ABC), and the Warriors are –240 favorites on the NBA championship futures market.


Last year’s Warriors won 73 regular season games, but they didn’t win the only game that counts: the last one. So they strengthened by adding Kevin Durant in free agency, giving them yet another league MVP to join Stephen Curry in the starting lineup. 

Durant is +220 and Curry is +230 to be named Finals MVP at the end of this series.

Even though the Cavs are +200 underdogs to defend their title, Le Bron James is easily the best player on his team – James is also +220 to win MVP, which would be his fourth award. 

Kyrie Irving is his closest MVP competition at +1000. James has played at an exceptionally high level in these playoffs, too, putting up 32-8-7 per game while hitting 42.1% of his 3-pointers.

But will James be enough firepower to stop the Warriors? ... We don't think so.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Football divers beware - English football cameras are watching.

Players who dive in English football will face bans from next season under new Football Association regulations.
Under the new rules, passed by the governing body at its annual general meeting on Thursday, a panel will review footage each Monday looking for cases of simulation.
Any player unanimously found guilty of diving would be given a suspension.