Teddy and Pauly look at Iceland's huge upset in the Euro, then talk of MLB, Sabathia and finding baseball betting value, finally to preview NFL's Bengals' total season wins.
On Tuesday’s SportsBIT, Teddy and Pauly open with a discussion of the bevy of huge upsets in soccer action this year, from Leicester City’s incredible 5000:1 cash in the EPL to the pair of shockers yesterday. Iceland cashed as +850 underdogs against England and Italy won as a +350 underdog on soccer odds against Spain. An Iceland/Italy parlay paid in the 40:1 range, as high as 45:1 at some books, not a bad payday for a Monday in June.
The British loss to Iceland was the biggest story, especially when you consider the two managers. England coach Roy Hodgson resigned from his $4.6 million a year position following the English choke job. Iceland, with a population of just 323,000 compared to 51 million in England, has a manager who is a part time dentist. Even though the mainstream sports commentators completely BUTCHERED the betting odds (one compared these upsets with Leicester City at 5000:1), SportsBIT is here to set the record straight.
Pauly and Teddy put together a pair of thorough Big Game Breakdowns for tonight’s MLB that are ‘must watch’ videos if you’re going to be in action on the Rangers – Yankees or the Tigers – Marlins games tonight. Teddy and Pauly discuss the Rangers 21-4 mark in Cole Hamels last 25 starts, and the Yankees consistent, lingering struggles against opposing left handers. And they put CC Sabathia under the microscope in an effort to understand his early season success. Did Sabathia’s lifestyle change – he quit drinking – affect his pitching in a positive way, or are his first half numbers primed for regression? Watch today’s show to find out!
What about the Marlins, now sitting in second place in the NL East; a playoff team if the season ended today? Is Miami fraudulent, or will the Marlins still be in this race in September? Remember, the Marlins have achieved this level of first half success despite a complete disaster of a season from their best (and highest paid) player, Giancarlo Stanton, who is hitting .220 with a truly dismal 91 strikeout to 51 hit ratio.
Miami’s opponent, Detroit, was flying high last week, but came down to earth in a big way, getting swept at home by the Indians over the weekend. Tonight, the Tigers trot out Mike Pelfrey to the mound for the 15th time this season. Teddy and Pauly put Pelfrey under the microscope; a ‘must watch’ segment for anyone interested in betting on this game. And you don’t want to miss Teddy and Pauly’s Deep Dive into the NFL Futures Odds on the 2016 Cincinnati Bengals, jam packed with quality information for bettors around the globe. Check out the full show right here, right now.