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After a 5-0 sweep on the court Saturday Expert Winafy Tennis looks to keep the ball rolling into the later stages of the oldest of grand slam, Wimbledon. Take advantage of a recent price drop, and save $50. Get all tips, picks, and advice for only $99.

Looking to get out of a slump? Here's your chance! With great value at $99, and winning picks coming in daily you can't pass this opportunity up. Nailing both ATP Totals, Wazniacki, Radwanska, AND Govortsova of the WTA Saturday, Winafy gets us raedy with more picks found here:

1* ATP 1st Set Underdog

2* ATP Set Betting Play

2* WTA Spread Bet | 2* WTA 1st Set Bet

2* ATP Total Play

 

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2015 Independent Football Preview

CE Manager 12 hours, 54 minutes ago
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By Marc Lawrence

And Then There Were Three

In just two years roll call among FBS Independent college football teams has been slashed in half from six squads in 2013 to just three as we enter the 2015 season.

After a brief one-year romance as Independents, Idaho and New Mexico State shook their Independent status in 2013 and headed out for the sun… the Sun Belt Conference.

This season Navy becomes conference affiliated for the first time ever in its illustrious history when it joins the fledgling American Athletic Conference.

This will be the first time in Navy's storied history the program will be a part of a conference in football.

The American is also working things out with Navy to allow the Army-Navy Game to continue being played on the week after championship week.

Meanwhile, as alluded to last year, BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall continues to argue his case for the Cougars' inclusion into the Big 12.

"We would love to be in the Big 12," Mendenhall told an Austin newspaper. "I would love to be a member of that conference. I think that would make a lot of sense."

It makes so much sense it will likely never happen. Out best guess: say hello, PAC 12.

 

Self-Sufficient Dogs

Keep this thought in mind when handicapping the chances of three of the three INDEPENDENTS this season – Army, BYU and Notre Dame:  Collectively, under their current head coaches, namely the trio of Jeff Monken, Bronco Mendenhall and Brian Kelly, shine in games when taking points with their current affiliations, going 53-34-3 ATS combined. 

 

Better yet, the triplets are 35-16-2 ATS collectively as dogs in games in which their clubs own a win percentage of less than .666 on the season – including a super-sharp 7-0-1 ATS when off a win of more than 14 points.

Note: Team write-ups are excerpts from the 2015 PLAYBOOK College and Pro Football Preview Guide magazine.  Numbers following team name represent the amount of returning starters on offense and defense, along with the number of returning linemen, with an asterisk (*) designating a returning quarterback.

 

ARMY

Off -  5/3     Def – 5/0       47 Lettermen

TEAM THEME: YOU’RE IN THE ARMY, NOW

Unlike their military brethren, Air Force and Navy, it’s been a long time between drinks of bowl water for the Black Knights. According to SBNation.com, since winning 10 games in 1996, the Knights have been to one bowl game and finished with a winning record just once (2010). The 13 years before then: 35-115. The four years since then: a mighty lean 12-36. When Jeff Monken came over from a successful stint at Georgia Southern to help right the ship (sic), the triple-option specialist improved the Infantrymen a notch in 2014 despite slipping in the stats on both sides of the ball. Depleted of returning starters, a truer test comes in 2015.    

STAT YOU WILL LIKE: The Cadets are 0-20 SU and 1-19 ATS in their last twenty true road games since 2011.

 

BYU

Off -  *7/3           Def - 6/3     47 Lettermen

TEAM THEME: UPHILL LIFT

After nursing the program back to health with 90 wins in ten seasons, including bowl appearances all 10 years, Bronco Mendenhall has surpassed expectations. Now in 2015, BYU will be one of only five teams to be coached by the same 10 full-time coaches. Best news for the Mormons, though, is the return to full health of star QB Taysom Hill, who had this offense percolating prior to breaking his leg in Game Five against Utah State last year. From there it went downhill like a runaway skier with four straight losses – but the ‘Y’ rallied to close out the season with four consecutive wins. Facing the 17th toughest schedule will be a challenge – especially in September – but Bronco’s up to the task. 

Stat You Will Like: The Cougars are 22-22 the last nine seasons versus teams currently in Power Five conferences.

 

NOTRE DAME

Off - 7/3            Def – 10/3          41 Lettermen

TEAM THEME: ONE STACKED DAME

Thirteen players on the offensive side of the ball, along with 18 on the defense – all with starting experience - gives head coach Brian Kelly as well-stocked a shelf as he could possibly pray for in 2015. Because of inexperience and attrition down the stretch, the Irish started 20 different players on defense in 2014, with only three starting all 13 games. Of a possible 143 starts last season, 127 of them return for the Dame’s ‘D’. Not to mention they went 13 consecutive quarters without allowing an offensive touchdown late in the year. With QB Everett Golson transferring out to Florida State, Malik Zaire is back to direct the attack. The rest is up to Touchdown Jesus.  

STAT YOU WILL LIKE: Kelly is 20-4-2 ATS as a dog of 12 or fewer points versus sub .900 opponents.

Be sure to check back here next week for Marc’s 2015 MAC Football Preview!

July 5th MLB Hangover

CE Manager 18 hours, 3 minutes ago
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With the games starting bright an early today and a full slate, we will check in on the hot cappers, as well as today's guaranteed winning picks. Don't let that hangover get you down; we've got just what you need to get things back on track.

First off the board we have the Brewers and Reds squaring off at 1:10 PM ET. Schule gives us his 10* Total Recall on this game. Jesse has been money lately winning big on his totals (+$12,100 L58 total). Also going off at 1:10 PM ET the Tigers are hosting the Jays. With Verlander taking the mound, and the total going over in 10+ straight games for Detroit it has forced bookmakers to increase the total run bet to 9. AAA Sports has the side bet in this game as a part of his 3-pack found here, AAA went 3-0 with his pack yesterday, so be sure to get in in on this hot streak! Last off the board for the Early games is a nice pitching duel between Salazar and the Indians taking on Cole and the Pirates. With 10* Picks on both the side and total, this could be the game of the day!

Cleveland vs Pittsburg 1:35 PM ET: Merril's 10* $$$ Maker (total) | Larry Ness' 10* Daytime Dominator (side) | Big Al's High Roller Winner (side)

Did you know Expert Ben Burns is starting to heat up in MLB? Going 6-2 his last 8 releases we will look at his to favorites for the day. Be sure to get them here:

Ben Burns - 10* American League Personal Favorite | 10* National League Personal Favorite

Of course it wouldn't be a proper Sunday without primetime baseball on ESPN which tonight features the Washington Nationals hosting the San Fransisco Giants. With the Nats pulling throuh in a big way yesterday in the nation's capital. They didn't just win, they won big against one on the MLB's best in Bumgarner. Tonight, however, we will see Jordan Zimmerman try his luck against Ryan Voglesong, let the fireworks continue!

SF Giants vs Washington Nationals 8:08 PM ET - Burns 10* Blue Chip Total | Marc's 10* MLB on ESPN | 10* Powerhouse

Remember, you'll only ever pay when you win here at Covers Experts. Take advantage of our 'guarantee' and if you don't win, you don't pay. It's as simple as that.

To view all the Expert MLB Plays available click here!

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Best of luck with your bets and as always, 'Take it to the Books!'

 

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July Good Month/Bad Month Pitchers

CE Manager Jul 4, 2015
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Fireworks and the MLB All-Star game signal the month of July.  It also signifies the start of the 2nd half of the MLB campaign.  The key to each and every team’s fortune lies on the pitching staff.  Can they sustain or will they unravel like a cheap suit?  Stay tuned.  What we do know is certain pitchers love hurling this time of the season while others tend to get lit up like a roman candle on the 4th of July.

Listed below are hurlers that have enjoyed a two-to-one or better success ratio in team-starts over the course of the last three seasons during the month of April. On the flip side, we've also listed pitchers that struggle in April, winning 33% percent or less of their team-start efforts. To qualify pitchers must have made a minimum of 10 starts, with at least one start each April over the last three years. And for your convenience alongside each record we break down each pitcher’s greatest success or greatest failure rate either home (H) or away (A) within his good or bad month.

Note: * designates a categorical repeat appearance by this pitcher, maintaining status quo from last season’s April list. 

 

GOOD MONTH PITCHERS:

 

Chen, Wei-Yin • 10-3 / 5-1 H

 

The Orioles Chen is having another solid season as his 2.90 ERA indicates he's just not gotten a lot run support which is explains his 3-4 record. Very good life on a low to mid 90's fastball and if the Baltimore bats stay hot, the wins will come for Chen.

 

Colon, Bartolo • 11-5 / 5-0 A

 

Hard to believe the rolly-polly 42-year old right-hander is still around in the big leagues and still throwing 80 percent fastballs at his age. Though he still has a winning record, Colon 's ERA is almost five and opposing teams are hitting .282 against him. Let's see if he has a typical July for him as his numbers are beginning to slip.

 

Fister, Doug • 12-3 / 5-1 H

 

Started the season poorly, got injured and is working his way back. You know Fister is on his game when there are a lot of ground ball outs or lazy fly balls. Has to keep top of hand on top of the ball to get the sinking action he needs. 

 

Hellickson, Jeremy • 8-4 / 4-1 A

 

Really nothing more than a back of the rotation pitcher with ordinary stuff. Hellickson can put together two or three quality starts than get hit like a stalled car on the tracks with a train coming. Not sure he will have same success this month going from Tampa Bay to Arizona.

 

Hernandez, Felix • 11-5 / 5-2 A

 

After a sensational first two months, King Felix saw his ERA jump from 1.91 in late May to 3.24 on June 22. He only had 21 strikeouts in that five starts stretch and allowed nine or more fly balls on three different occasions, very unusual for Hernandez. Still opposing hitters are only batting .204 against and chances are he will return to being the King. 

 

*Hudson, Tim • 11-4 / 7-1 A

 

Another elder statesman who turns 39 this month, Hudson enjoyed a long and great career. No question he's at the end of the line with opposing hitters batting .291 against vs. .251 lifetime but still capable of quality starts and keeping San Francisco in games when he takes the ball.

 

*Kershaw, Clayton • 13-4 / 7-2 A

 

As July commences, Kershaw will be working a three-game losing for the first time in his career. Nothing physically wrong with the three-time Cy Young winner, just pitching into bad luck and making a mistake or two a game which we are not used to seeing. However, there is no doubt he could be unbeatable this month like in the past. 

 

Liriano Francisco • 10-5 / 5-2 H

 

Despite a below .500 record, the Pirates lefty has held opposing hitters to .189 and his WHIP is 1.01. All Liriano needs is a few more runs from his Pittsburgh teammates and his three-pitch arsenal will start adding up to more victories.

 

Lohse, Kyle • 12-5 / 8-1 H

 

The Milwaukee right-hander season has mirrored that of his Brewers teammates with a 4-9 record and 6.28 ERA. Besides allowing well over a hit an inning, Lohse has given up almost as many home runs as walks permitted (19 vs.20) this campaign. No sure Lohse will duplicate past success. 

 

*Porcello, Rick • 9-4 / 6-1 H

 

Almost every off-season signing has backfired for Boston including bringing in Porcello. His sorry 4-8 record is well-deserved as his 5.54 ERA indicates. Enemy hitters are getting great cuts and knocking him around for a .286 batting average. Like Lohse, Porcello has one of the worst ERA's among hurlers with 10 or more starts. Can he turn it around?

 

Price, David • 12-4 / 7-1 A

 

Though he does not win every time, it has to make any manager very comfortable to be handing the ball to Price every five games. Expertly commands two and four-seam fastballs and can strikeout anybody with his a couple of hard-breaking curves or changeups. Has almost a 5-to-1 K/W ratio and fun to watch as a maestro. 

 

Samardzija, Jeff • 10-5 / 5-2 H

 

After a strong season a year ago, has returned to prior form of most of his career on the other side of Chicago. He's not fooling anybody with a .286 BA allowed and he's on pace to surrender 27 homers. Needs big July to help the White Sox. 

 

Scherzer, Max • 11-4 / 6-2 H

 

The best pitcher in baseball in 2015 thus far with a minuscule 1.79 ERA and WHIP you need reading glasses to find at 0.79. In 110 1/3 innings he fanned 130 and walked 14 (not a misprint), with one hit batter that prevented perfect game. Walks around the mound like he's king of the jungle... and he is.  

 

*Tillman, Chris • 10-5 / 5-1

 

It has not been an easy campaign for the Baltimore hurler with a losing record, with an ERA over 5.50 the first three months of the season and a wayward WHIP of 1.51. The top four hitters on the opposing teams lineup card have .375 OBP against Tillman. He will have to regain confidence to match past numbers this month.

 

 

Volquez, Edinson • 10-5 / 6-2 A

 

Having a good year with the defending AL champion Royals at 8-4 with a 3.18 ERA and doing splendid work controlling lefty batters who are at just .210 against Volquez. Should continue with another stellar July.

 

 

BAD MONTH PITCHERS:

 

Hammel, Jason • 2-11 / 0-4 H

 

Not many pitchers actively want to pitch in Wrigley Field and for the Chicago Cubs, but Hammel is a rare exception. The Greenville, SC native might have stunk it up for other teams with a below .500 record and 4.46 ERA, but Hammel is 5-3 with 2.92 ERA on the north side of Chi-Town this season. Will his turnaround continue?

 

Haren, Dan • 3-8 / 0-6 A

 

Having a much stronger year than anticipated with a 3.38 ERA and WHIP of 1.01. Haren was about ready to retire but decided to give one more shot, but has not won in four starts with poor run support and not being as effective as he was the first two months. On a lousy team without Giancarlo Stanton, Haren might be in line for another miserable month. 

 

Keuchel, Dallas • 4-10 / 1-4 H

 

Be all appearances, the Astros ace might be doing a 180-degree turn based on previous July's. Now extremely confident in his abilities, the Houston lefty has a .194 BA conceded and a WHIP under one (0.96). Why opposing managers even have a left-handed bat in the lineup is a mystery since they are hitting a feeble .136 against Keuchel. 

 

*Norris, Bud • 2-11 / 1-6 A

 

Though Baltimore has blossomed to take over first place in the AL East, Norris has not been a part of their turnaround. The right-hander's ERA is 'down' to around 7.00 and his WHIP of 1.61 explains how hittable he's been, plus walking other batters. Looks like ‘Play Against’ material until further notice. 

 

Strasburg, Stephen • 5-12 / 2-8 H

 

Strasburg was a wreck, but maybe the time on the DL has straightened out his arm, body and head. In his last two starts of June, Strasburg had 15 strikeouts and just eight hits allowed in 12 innings. Do not imagine baseball bettors are willing to compare him to teammate Scherzer yet, and will take a wait and see attitude on the 26-year old.

By: Marc Lawrence

Be sure to get Marc's Sunday baseball picks found here!

July 4th Independence Day!

CE Manager Jul 4, 2015
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Now that we've had a look at how the Cappers did this weekend, and another shout out goes to Ben Burns for the strong week (14-7). With things kicking off early let’s get it started!

First game to note today would be in the Motor City, with the Tigers hosting the Blue Jays at 1:08 PM ET . David Price take the mound to duel knuckleballer R.A Dickey. The Cappers like this game with 10* Picks already on the board! Get them here:

The Coach's 10* Ace Off - Will Rogers

10* Daytime Dominator - Larry Ness

10* Fireworks MLB Top Game - Marc Lawrence

Looking for a little something different to wager on this Independence Day? Why not look north of the boarder, our Cappers have their CFL Picks locked and loaded. Headlined by Will Rogers who has starts the year 4-0.  Get all CFL Picks and advice here.

Did you also know the Copa America final is tonight? As Chile and Argentina face off in this year’s final match. Soccer Authority has a July 4th Blowout and Expert Will Rogers gives us his take with the 10* Coach’s Clinic.

As always, take it to the books,

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