This is the biggest middleweight championship fight in nearly a decade as the king, Israel Adesanya takes on fellow undefeated striker Paulo Costa. There is no shortage of bad blood between the two and combined with the small cage, the stakes couldn’t be any higher. Co-headlining are Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz fighting for the vacant light heavyweight belt. Let’s break down the UFC 253 odds.
Bookmakers Bring Additional Madness to the 2014 NCAAB Championship
Las Vegas Bookies lay a sledgehammer to the NCAA
Not following the “You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar” mantra, Vegas bookies haven’t been shy about how they feel when it comes to the 2014 March Madness seeding process. Calling out the NCAA Selection Committee as ‘bunch of frauds’ and referring to some of their seeding selections as being ‘over-the-top insane’ bookmakers now want a piece of the bracket setting action. Although yours truly has never been a fan of the NCAA as a governing body – one would think that a slightly less powerful assault on your perspective dance partner may be the better path to follow. Working together for change could be good.
Could – Would – Should: Bookies help determine tournament seeds
Though some may see it as akin to giving a fox the keys to the proverbial hen-house, is it possible that the NCAA will one day allow bookmakers to help set the seeds for the March Madness tournament? Your short answers are Could – maybe, Would – huge longshot, Should – it’s worth a discussion. Based on the current odds posted at the sportsineraction.com sportsbook, #4 seed and defending Champion Louisville would be the top seed in the Midwest region (not Wichita State) and #4 Michigan State (not Virginia) would own the top seed in the East region. Florida, who are the top overall tournament chalk, and Arizona would retain their #1 ranking in the South and West regions respectively. We like the Gators at +500 to cut down the nets in Texas.
Sports and Entertainment wagering is steadily gaining acceptability
Though it’s a conversation that’s far too long for our limited space today, signs are pointing to the fact that governments in North America are losing their largely self-serving war on the online entertaining and sports betting industry. Don’t discount the power of the bookmakers – or the path that “gambling” is on. The elephant in the room has proven too difficult to control, antiquated laws are close to being discarded, and investing in sports is about to follow the same path as marijuana did in Colorado and Washington. While we don’t expect the NCAA to jump in bed with the bookies any time soon – the landscape is rapidly changing. As are opinions on those who make up the ever growing online sports betting community. Enjoy the Madness everybody!
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The betting odds don’t get any better than this for the main event in UFC 252. Two-time champion Stipe Miocic, who is 1-1 against former champion Daniel Cormier and defends his heavyweight belt against him in their trilogy match on Aug. 15, offers the exact same odds (-110) as his rival in a mixed martial arts event which will be held at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.