Sports BIT: Betting Tour De France & Kershaw's Early All Star Break

Teddy Covers

Friday, July 1, 2016 4:45 PM UTC

Friday, Jul. 1, 2016 4:45 PM UTC

It’s been a week of real, legitimate ‘moose’ losses (extremely tough beats) in MLB betting action. Join Teddy & Pauly as they turn the tide and search for MLB Odds value.

On Friday’s ‘Weekend Preview’ Edition of #SportsBIT, one day after the Yankees snapped an 0-124 skid when trailing by four or more in the ninth inning, the Detroit Tigers scored eight runs in the ninth, erasing a five run deficit in the process. 

The Rays were as high as 31-1 to win in Live Betting action, and Pauly described anyone who actually bet Tampa at that price as a ‘Bridge Jumper’. And why on earth did Tampa manager Kevin Cash take out Matt Andriese heading into the ninth? Andriese had thrown only 27 pitches while delivering three scoreless frames. Cash’s decision set up a true Moose for Rays bettors looking at the MLB Odds.

What about the Clayton Kershaw injury, with Kershaw heading for what should be a relatively brief stint on the DL? It’s not a major injury concern --he’s expected back right after the All Star Break, which begins following the games on Sunday, July 10th. But the Dodgers are 14-2 in Kershaw’s 16 starts, while going just 30-36 in games started by anybody else. 

Bud Norris, just acquired from Atlanta in a three way trade, will be the tenth different LA pitcher to start a game already this season and we’re not even at the halfway point of the campaign. One of the primary reasons why LA even acquired Norris is because he was rested, available to pitch tonight – they, quite literally, had nobody else they could turn too.

The Tour De France starts this weekend, a major betting event for European facing books; not so much in the US. Neither Teddy nor Pauly claims to be anything resembling an expert when it comes to Cycling betting, so they brought in a guest who is! Ian O’Sullivan is a legitimate bicycle racing specialist, with a fascinating take on how and why first time Tour De France bettors should get involved. 

O’Sullivan gives his pick to win the race (spoiler alert: it’s not the favorite, two time winner Chris Froome). And Ian offers a handful of proposition wagers that look attractive from his standpoint, including one about the total number of riders to finish the race that stood out as a particularly attractive wager for Teddy. Check out the full Ian O’Sullivan interview in today’s Deep Dive, and check out the full show right here, right now.

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