It’s the guilty pleasure of combat sports these days as Jake “Problem Child” Paul returns to the boxing ring to take on Ben “Funky” Askren in the boxing fight you never knew you wanted. Paul will be a slight favourite as we go over Jake Paul vs Ben Askren’s odds.
Major League Baseball Hits 2012 All-Star Break Halfway Point
American League East – Familiar Favorite Rolls Along
Despite an early season charge by the Baltimore Orioles (they lead the AL East through most of April) the New York Yankees have taken control of the division. Thanks to a 17-5 run during the month of June, the Bronx Bombers are the team to beat in the AL East. Baltimore and Tampa Bay are fighting for a Wild Card position. The Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox are currently battling in the AL East basement.
AL Central Is A Surprisingly Close Three Team Playoff Race
After starting out the season as huge favorites to win the AL Central, the Detroit Tigers have been up and down during the first half of the 2012 MLB campaign. That has left the Indians and White Sox, along with the Tigers, jockeying for first in baseballs closet division. Expect a big second half out of the Motown Cats. Wait until next year seems to be the mantra for the stumbling Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins.
Texas Rangers Battle Los Angeles Angels In The American League West
Over in the AL West, Texas has lead wire to wire to date but – the Angels have closed the cap recently. The American League Champion Rangers have been the best team in baseball over the first half of the season. Los Angeles stumbled of the gate with 9-15 record to open the season, but went on a 22-8 run, from May 22 through June 28, to make it a race in the wild west. It will be another long second half for Oakland and Seattle.
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UFC 261 features three championship fights and just like UFC 259, we’re expecting some upsets to happen. We’re taking our UFC 261 betting picks and going big with an underdog for Saturday, April 24.
Toronto FC surprised many last season when they returned to the MLS Cup despite being 15-1 underdogs. They lead the charge for the Canadian squads looking to surprise this 2021 MLS season. Here is a Canadian edition of SBR’s MLS Futures betting picks.
The 2021 Academy Awards is making a concerted effort to be more diverse as the stage is set for a historic night. Several people of colour or ethnic minorities are set to win the major awards and our Oscars betting picks will go through the top names and films to notice.