Betting Snapshot: Tuesday, 28 August
by PlayNow Sports in mlb, poker, tennis

The US Open is expected to be humid and windy today, with temperatures in the high 20s to low 30s in the afternoon.

The under and the opposition in Houston Astros games. The under is 4-1-2 in the last seven ‘Stros contests and they’ve won just one of their past 10 games. Houston has scored just 20 runs in its past 10 games.

The home team in umpire Ed Wilckox’s games. The road side […]

London 2012: Women’s Singles Tennis Preview
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The lawns at the All England Club are getting a workout this summer with the 2012 Olympic Summer Games setting up shop. Just weeks after an exciting Wimbledon finish, the top tennis players in the world return to London in search of gold.

Women’s Singles

Following her win at Wimbledon, American Serena Williams is back in top form and the favourite to take gold at London 2012 at +150.

Maria Sharapova, the reigning French Open champ, is listed at +370 while the World’s No. 1 Victoria Azarenka from Belarus […]

Wimbledon: Men’s Semifinals Preview
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Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer

For the second straight grand slam tournament Djokovic will face a six-time champion. The last time he found himself in this situation, he lost in the finals versus Nadal at Roland Garros, which gave Nadal his seventh French Open crown.

Now he faces the man in the cashmere retro sweater for their first meeting at the All England Club – the only place the two haven’t met in a grand slam yet. (The sweater, by the way, retails for around $200 if you […]

Wimbledon: Women’s Semifinals Preview
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Angelique Kerber vs. Agnieszka Radwanska

Kerber faces Radwanska in a semifinals match that features the two players with the most wins on the WTA this season – fun fact. Kerber is first with 45 while Radwanska is tied with Azarenka with 43. The two players are 2-2 against one another in their four career meetings.

This marks Radwanska’s first semifinals appearance in a grand slam so Kerber has the slight edge in experience. The German reached the semis at the US Open in 2011. Until today, Radwanska had […]

Wimbledon: Men’s Quarterfinals Preview
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David Ferrer vs. Andy Murray 
Sure, all this Murray Mania is getting a little tiresome every year, but you have to hand it to the 25 year-old after his latest win. He shrugged off the building pressure and frequent rain delays to secure a 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Marin Cilic to advance to the final eight. However, Ferrer is probably having the best year of his career at 30 years old and looks increasingly better on grass.  He won’t make it easy on the heavily-chalked […]

Wimbledon: Men’s Preview
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Tennis is a two-man sport right now and if you think otherwise, you haven’t been paying attention. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have won nine of the last 10 majors. So, 126 other dudes will battle it out at the All England Club but only Nadal or Djokovic will walk away as the winner.

Here’s a quick preview for Wimbledon, which starts Monday, June 25th.

Who Are the Favourites?

Novak Djokovic: He’s the top seed, the defending Wimbledon champ and consensus favourite to win this year at […]

Wimbledon: Women’s Preview
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It could be argued that women’s tennis has never been more exciting. You just don’t know who’s going to win these days, so there is a ton of value out there for bettors.

The past six grand slams have seen six different winners, all of whom had never won that specific grand slam before. Four of those girls were first-time grand slam winners, period.

With that in mind, the most consistent grand slam is Wimbledon, where someone named ‘Williams’ has won nine of the last 12 times.