Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners Betting Odds & Predictions


MLB Betting at Gambling Advisor blogThe Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners will meet on the field at Safeco Field on Saturday in a battle of division rivals.

Righthander Kevin Millwood will take the mound for the Rangers to start this game. Millwood is 8-6 this season with a 3.34 ERA.

Millwood's opponent in this one will be Jarrod Washburn. The Mariners lefthander has a 3.08 ERA to go along with a 5-6 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rangers listed as 105-moneyline favorites versus the Mariners, while the game's total is sitting at 8.

The Rangers scored twice in the top of the eighth inning and held on for a 6-4 win over the Mariners on Friday, as -115 favorites. That game's 10 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (8.5).

Michael Young went 2-for-5 at the plate with a three-run homer for the Rangers. Scott Feldman allowed two runs over 6 2-3 innings to pick up the win.

Franklin Gutierrez drove in two runs for the Mariners, who were +105 underdogs. Brandon Morrow allowed six hits and four runs over five innings in the loss.

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A few trends to consider:
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Seattle

Texas is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games

Texas is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Seattle

Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road

Seattle is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home

Seattle is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Seattle is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Texas

Seattle is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Seattle home to Texas, Sunday, July 12

Nocentini Leads the Tour and Contador was Second after the 7th Stage


Tour de France Updates at Gambling Advisor blogThe Italian Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R) was packed the yellow leader's jersey of the Tour de France ahead of Spanish Alberto Contador (Astana) on Friday, after the seventh stage, which was awarded the French Brice Feillu (Agritubel) in Arcalis (Andorra ).

Contador, winner of the Tour de France in 2007, struck in the last kilometers of the first mountain stage but the final six seconds remained in the yellow jersey that was initially announced that he had achieved.

Although not succeeded because of the fourth post Notencini, distanced several candidates to victory, including his teammate, the American Lance Armstrong, who crossed the finish some 20 seconds later.

Swiss Fabian Cancellara, leader of the gala round when the squad took the output of this stage of 224 kilometers in Barcelona, he fell back before the last six miles.

The stage was marked by a break of nine riders who stood out in the first hour of the race, among whom were the young and Nocentini Brice Feillu, younger brother of Romain Feillu, who was yellow jersey for a day last year.

They have an advantage of 14 minutes at about 60 kilometers before the Astana team was put in front of the pack to increase the pace. At the foot of the last climb of 10.6 km and 7.1% slope, the escapees were about six minutes to pack up connection.

Brice Feillu attacked just under 6km away goal for the breakaway companions who had accompanied him for 200 miles. The cyclist of 23 years resisted giving in to another Frenchman, Christophe Kern, imposed for the target to 2240 meters.

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Armstrong and Contador with Better Options in the Tour de France


Tour de France Betting News at Gambling Advisor blogThe American Lance Armstrong and the Spanish Alberto Contador tightened his options on the overall Tour de France victory after the Astana team in the time trial of the fourth stage on Tuesday in Montpellier, where Fabian Cancellara retained the lead.

The Swiss Saxo Bank continues to dress in yellow, but he saw Armstrong was matched to the times in general and only maintained its top position thanks to its improved performance in the opening time trial in Monaco, which left him with a few hundredths of a second advantage.

"Keep the gold mesh in these circumstances is more than incredible. This is the precise chronometric Switzerland (joked). We gave the maximum, I am very grateful to my team mates with whom I have a good 'feeling' (...) We respect our slogans, we saw that the last miles were hard at high speed, we had the block and concentracioón and calm, "the Swiss.

The Texan, seven-time Tour champion, was leading in virtually solitary in the absence of 8.5 kilometers to the final when his team at Saxo Bank in excess of 41 seconds on Cancellara, but that margin was reduced to forty at the finish.

"It was a very difficult, with many curves and climbs (...) It is true that disappointed losing the yellow mesh milliseconds, but at home I have many of them. Tselinograd The best was at the stage and there is nothing to say, "said the American.

Behind the two men ahead in the overall figure Contador, big favorite to get to Paris in yellow, nineteen seconds of the first position.

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On the stage, Tselinograd seconds exceeded eighteen and forty Garmin to Saxo Bank. The Italian Liquigas team, the Czech Roman Kreuziger, finished fourth in the stage, 58 seconds, just ahead of Columbia's Mark Cavendish, to 59 units.

Cervelo, the current champion of the 'Grande Boucle', the Spanish Carlos Sastre lost over a minute and a half with respect to Tselinograd, after closing the day at the route chosen west of Montpellier.

The other candidates for the final triumph, the Australian Cadel Evans (Silence), second in the Tour the last two editions, is the big loser of the day, to yield two minutes and 35 seconds compared to Armstrong and Contador.

Russian Denis Menchov, winner of the Giro d'Italia in May, also experienced a bad day with Rabobank, finishing in two minutes and twenty seconds of the winning group. The day was also marked by several crashes, including the Italian world champion Alessandro Ballan.

On Wednesday, the fifth stage of the Tour will travel 196.5 km between Le Cap d'Agde and Perpignan.

Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels Betting Odds & Stats


MLB Betting Previews at Gambling Advisor blogThe Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels will both be gunning for a victory on Tuesday when they meet at Angel Stadium.

Dustin Nippert will be the starting pitcher for the Rangers on this day. Righthander Nippert is 0-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA.

Nippert's opponent in this one will be John Lackey. The Angels ace righthander has a 4.70 ERA to go along with a 3-3 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Angels listed as 170-moneyline favorites versus the Rangers, while the game's total is sitting at 9½.

Jeff Mathis smashed a three-run dinger, as the Angels defeated the Rangers 9-4 on Monday night.

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Los Angeles cashed as -145 home favorites as the game played OVER the 8.5-run total listed by oddsmakers.

Juan Rivera was 3-for-4 with two runs batted in for the Angels, while winning pitcher Jared Weaver allowed three earned runs over seven innings for Los Angeles.

Ian Kinsler hit a two-run homer for Texas, as Kevin Millwood was roughed up for nine runs over five innings to take the loss for the Rangers.

A few trends to consider:
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Texas is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing LA Angels

Texas is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road

LA Angels are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home

LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games

LA Angels are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing Texas

Next up:
LA Angels home to Texas, Wednesday, July 8

Cristiano Ronaldo Captivates the fans of Real Madrid


Soccer Betting at Gambling Advisor blogAfter a wait of three years, 80,000 fans of Real Madrid on Monday to give Cristiano Ronaldo a clatter welcome a club which comes with the label of the best paid footballer in the world.

Coming from Manchester United, Portuguese end was made in the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, exhibiting the same shirt with the number 9 that the legendary Alfredo di Stefano of Argentina wore.

Dressed in the white colors of the club, Ronaldo said to have fulfilled a dream as a kid.

Not expected that the stadium was filled only for me, is impressive, said after being introduced by the club president, Florentino Perez.

Ronaldo appealed to the fans to chant the slogan of the Spanish club.

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Now I will count to three and let's all shout together Hala Madrid! Shouted. He then met with the present application and intoned the phrase.

Di Stefano, honorary president of the team and the Portuguese football legend Eusebio was on the podium that was erected on the lawn of the stadium.

It also placed the new trophy as champions of Europe won by the club. The next final of the Champions League will stage the Bernabéu.

The player completed a return to greet the Olympic fans, then do some juggling with a football.

But he had to be withdrawn from the area where security could not contain the people, many adolescent girls trying to jump over the fences in search of autographs. One fan managed to evade security to reach the podium and managed to hug Ronaldo, who signed the Madrid shirt.

Real Madrid had been in their sights since 2006, but it was not until this year, Perez returned to the presidency that could be bought on its record for the equivalent of 131 million dollars.

Their arrival triggered a frenzy around the Bernabéu, the coliseum white, with thousands of fans seeking early entry to see the star of 24 years.

It is estimated that the act was in the Bernabeu for the more massive one from the Argentine player Diego Maradona arrived in Naples in 1984. Last week some 50,000 fans were at the Bernabéu for the arrival of Brazilian Kaka.

Initially, Cristiano Ronaldo underwent the medical examination, which passed without problems.

In excellent condition and very excited to begin the season as soon as possible, said Carlos Diez, director of medical services of the club.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored 120 goals in 313 matches with Manchester, where he arrived in 2003 from Sporting Lisbor. We won everything in England, including a Champions League, three Premier League crowns and a world club championship.

The signings of Kaká and Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema than the French, pointing to the second galaxy was in Madrid after the original cycle of 2000-06 when the club had in its ranks Zinedine Zidane, David Beckham, Luis Figo and Ronaldo.

Perez has spent about $ 300 million for the next season after the club was left with empty hands and saw her arch Barcelona reached an unprecedented triple titles.

Madrid leads the five consecutive seasons without surviving the eighth stage of the Champions League final.


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