The Supreme Court will take up New Jersey’s bid to allow sports betting at its casinos and racetracks.
The Green Bay Packers starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers Daily Fantasy NFL salary had him priced at $8.6K. Rodgers is considered among the top 3 most sought after Daily Fantasy quarterbacks. It remains to be seen how Rodgers numbers will be affected with the season loss of Jordy Nelson.
The Packers vs. Bears betting line for 2015 Week 1 had Bears as a +6.5 home underdog early on.
Marcus Mariota’s Daily Fantasy NFL salary to start the 2015 season was listed at $6K.
Matt Cassel’s Daily Fantasy NFL salary coming into September 2015 had him priced at a low $5.8K.
The Indianapolis Colts starting quarterback Andrew Luck Daily Fantasy NFL salary had him priced at $8.3K. Luck is considered among the top 3 best fantasy quarterbacks in the league, averaging close to 30 fantasy points last season.
Luck averaged 297.6 passing yards per game and could even get better in 2015.
Erik Karabell of ESPN.com featured a segment on Fantasy running backs they believe will break out in 2015. Do you agree with their selections below? All salaries found at Star Fantasy Leagues.
Carlos Hyde (San Francisco Giants) – Salary $5.3K - "I think it’s a given Hyde will be at least a RB2"
Initial reports have Green Bay Packers star wide receiver suffering a torn ACL during a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Favored to win the 2016 Super Bowl, the likely loss of Nelson could prove detrimental to futures bettors and season long Fantasy owners alike.
Gambling911.com has your Indians vs. Yankees betting pick and Daily Fantasy Baseball play for Thursday August 20.
The total on this game is 8.5 and we are loving the UNDER here.
The Toronto Blue Jays vs. Phillies betting line had the Jays coming into this game as high as -240 at some books, and they are on the road.
The Atlanta Falcons should be a troubled team defensively in 2015 even with slight improvements possible. This opens up some opportunities for opposing running backs. A list of player prop wagers and team future bets can be found here.
(Gambling911.com Sports Wire) – Gambling911.com has a hot play on the Rays vs. Rangers with our betting pick today on Tampa Bay -105.
PITCHING MATCHUP: Rays LH Drew Smyly (0-1, 2.70 ERA) vs. Rangers RH Yovani Gallardo (8-9, 3.33)
The NFL’s worst defense in 2015 are expected to be the Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (not necessarily in that order).
Honorable mentions go out to the Oakland Raiders, who could see improvements, and the New Orleans Saints.
For Daily Fantasy Sports fanatics, you will want to consider the opposing offenses when going up against any of these five teams.
With the Atlanta Falcons expected to have one of the worst defenses in the NFL, Gambling911.com takes a look at some great Daily Fantasy Sports quarterback picks. Note that oddsmakers do not believe the Falcons will necessarily falter in 2015 as they were favorites to win OVER 8.5 regular season games.
(Gambling911.com Fantasy Sports Wire) – Miami’s David Phelps has been superb against the opposing Mets batters, having allowed just 11 hits off of 62 at bats for an ERA or .171 and only one homerun allowed.
Likewise, Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey has been equally stalwart versus the Marlins opposing batters. He’s permitted just 13 hits in 62 at bats with one homerun allowed.
Gambling911.com has your free Baseball pick for Sunday August 2 as we look at the Braves vs. Phillies.
(Gambling911.com Fantasy Sports Wire) - Looking for a Daily Fantasy Sports starting pitcher that will provide you more bang for your buck:
Look no further than this man…Kevin Gausman.
The Baltimore Orioles starter has a sick .200 ERA versus the opposing New York Yankees lineup having allowed just 12 hits off of 60 at bats. Only one of those hits was a homerun.
The Steelers vs. Patriots Week 1 betting line for the new 2015 season had New England as a -3.5 home favorite despite the likelihood that Tom Brady will not be playing due to a suspension for his allegedly involvement in a scheme to deflate footballs in a Playoffs game versus Indianapolis.
(Gambling911.com Fantasy Sports Wire) – With Major League Baseball returning, Daily Fantasy Sports players mouths will be watering. The most sought after starting pitcher should be….
Clayton Kershaw, though we know he’ll come with a steep price tag.
The LA Dodgers starter has allowed just 11 hits off of 80 at bats against the current Washington Nationals roster, limiting them to a single homerun over this time period. That has resulted in an impressive .137 ERA vs. this Nationals squad.
Tom Brady’s Daily Fantasy Football outlook for 2015 is questionable with the reigning Super Bowl winning quarterback expected to miss the first four games of the regular season due to a suspension over the alleged deflation of footballs in a post season game versus the Colts.
(Gambling911.com Fantasy Sports Wire) – When it comes to Daily Fantasy Baseball Saturday, Royals starting pitcher Chris Young is among your best options.
Young has allowed a mere 19 hits off of 89 at bats versus the current Blue Jays roster. Only two of those were homeruns.
He has performed well over his last three starts, allowing a total of six runs over 17.2 innings with an 11:3 K:BB. Young has posted a 2.89 ERA and 1.01 WHIP in 18 appearances (12 starts) with the Royals this season.
(Gambling911.com Fantasy Sports Wire) – If you are looking for a hot starting pitcher today, we have one with a .191 ERA versus the opposing roster.
That would be the Angels Hector Santiago, who has allowed just 18 hits off of 94 at bats versus Mariners batters. This includes only 5 extra base hits and 2 homeruns.
Fantasy MMA, especially with the UFC matchups, is becoming big business, especially with DraftKings featuring a $75,000 guarantee prize pool and $20,000 going to first place for UFC 189.
Some of you may not know how it works. Understanding the scoring is key.
(Gambling911.com Fantasy Sports Wire) – Atlanta’s Juan Uribe is 5-for-10 against the Rockies Kyle Kendrick, which is great news for Daily Fantasy Sports players as these teams will play in hitter-friendly Colorado today.
You also gotta love that Uribe has hit in all but one of his last ten starts.
Uribe’s success against Kendrick – albeit in limited appearances – includes two extra base hits.
The move to Atlanta has treated the 36-year-old Uribe well so far, as he hit .305 in June and is currently riding a seven-game hit streak.
(Gambling911.com Fantasy Sports Wire) – If you are in need of a hot starting pitcher today, they don’t get much hotter than Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners.
Hernandez has a .181 ERA against the current Angels roster having allowed just 55 hits off of 305 at bats. Six of those were homeruns.
(Gambling911.com Fantasy Sports Wire) - There were a number of Daily Fantasy Golf contests being offered up for both the John Deere Classic and Scottish Open this week. Some of the better contests can be found at DraftKings.com.
Occasionally you may come across Daily Fantasy Sports sites touting so-called “Overlay Alerts” in promoting one of their many contests.
An overlay in Daily Fantasy Sports is the difference between the total guaranteed prize pool being offered by a website and the actual number of paid entries. Said site has to put the money into the prize pool itself to make up for the difference.
(Gambling911.com Fantasy Sports Wire) – One of the hottest players in Daily Fantasy Sports, Marc Gasol, will be staying put in Memphis as he and the Grizzlies have agreed to a five-year max contract worth an estimated $110 million, according to ESPN sources.
Gasol brings tremendous value to Fantasy Sports players. He averaged just over 30 Fantasy points per game his last ten weeks.
(Gambling911.com Fantasy Sports Wire) – Today’s Daily Fantasy Baseball play is one where we have a pitcher that has permitted only 19 hits off of 98 at bats with just a single homerun.
Gambling911.com has your Matt Ryan Daily Fantasy Football outlook for 2015. Ryan is expected to enter the season priced around $7400. His average on the year was slightly better than three times that price so Ryan does have substantial value.
Overall, the Falcons are viewed as a relatively safe Fantasy team, especially Ryan. He made value in all of his home games except the final week against Carolina.
(Gambling911.com Fantasy Sports Wire) - New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (JPP) injured his hands in an accident involving fireworks during a July 4 celebration.
Pierre-Paul was seen as a rising star entering this season, having racked up over 15 fantasy points in three of his final four games last season.
While the injuries are not believed to be career-ending, New York may not be willing to sign his $14.8 million tender. JPP is not currently under contract.
Christopher Vitch, 34, of Phoenix, Arizona has defeated Benny Glaser to win the Seven Card Hi-Lo or Better Championship Event #48 at this year’s World Series of Poker.