Sports Betting By The Numbers: July 14th, 2011
July 14th, 2011- By Bryan Cross
-115 – The United States will meet Japan on the weekend for the playing of the 2011 Women’s World Cup Final, after both won in their semifinal matches on Wednesday to advance. The United States enters the championship match up as a -115 favorite over Japan on Women’s World Cup Final betting odds at Bodog Sportsbook on the money line. Japan, in the role of the underdog, has been installed with odds at +300. There is also are Draw betting line for the championship final, which includes just the 90 minutes and stoppage time. That has been set at +225. Bodog is also featuring a Futures line for Women’s World Cup, with the United States going off at 1/2. That means for every $1 risked on the United States, a $1 profit is kicked back should the U.S Team win the World Cup.
2/3 – As the second half of the 2011 MLB Season gets back underway this week following the All-Star break, oddsmakers at Bodog Sportsbook are fielding a variety of MLB Player Prop Betting Lines for the remainder of the year. These lines include such odds as MVP, Cy Young and home run titles. One such line is the race for the AL MVP, which is currently led by Boston’s Adrian Gonzalez. Gonzalez has been set as a 2/3 favorite on Bodog Sportsbook to win the individual honor. The Red Sox are in a race for the AL East division with the New York Yankees, and will need him to continue his play.
3/1 – Intertops sportsbook has released AFC Championship game betting lines for the upcoming NFL season, obviously of course hinging on the lockout outcome. But at the top of the list on AFC Championship game betting lines are the New England Patriots. The Patriots held the best record in the NFL last year at 14-2, but dropped in the Divisional round of the post-season to the New York Jets, thus ending their season. But coming into the 2011-12 season, it’s New England that has been set as the team to beat and represent the AFC in Super Bowl XLVI, in front of the Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers, New York Jets and the Baltimore Ravens.
11/2 – Denny Hamlin and Jimmie Johnson lead the betting odds on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Betting Odds at Bodog Sportsbook from New Hampshire this weekend from New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Drivers will compete on Sunday in the Lenox Industrial Tools 301. Both Hamlin and Johnson have been set with odds at 11/2 on online sportsbooks, ahead of Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon and Sprint Cup Points Standings leader Kevin Harvick.