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Jim Sez 5/25/2017 by Jim Hurley

The Cavaliers Go For The Closeout in Eastern Finals

 

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THE NBA PLAYOFF UPDATE:

WILL CAVS CLOSE IT OUT TONIGHT

IN BOSTON OR WILL WE HAVE

PRO HOOPS ACTION THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND? …

LAST NIGHT’S MLB NEWSMAKERS/NOISEMAKERS

 

The all-knowing Las Vegas folks have the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers sitting there as 10.5-point betting favorites for Thursday’s Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Boston against the Isaiah Thomas-less Celtics … can we remind y’all that the Cavs were 4- and 5-point betting faves for the first two games of this best-of-seven series in Beantown (yes, with Thomas then in action for the Boston bunch).

Maybe the fact that road teams have covered all…

Sports Betting Notebook 5/22/2017 by Jim Hurley

Network Notebook: Cardinals/Dodgers Series Preview

 

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DODGERS HOST CARDS IN 3-GAME SET THAT COULD BE A PLAYOFF PREVIEW

There are enough quality teams this season in Major League Baseball that there's almost always a great series on the ledger for fans and handicappers to study. This week, that showcase series is obviously the St. Louis Cardinals visiting the Los Angeles Dodgers. Futures prices to win the National League pennant currently have these two teams just behind the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals.

Yes, St. Louis trails Milwaukee in the NL Central at the moment...and the Dodgers are behind the surprisingly hot starts of Colorado and Arizona. But, respected…

Hurley on Horses 5/22/2017 by Jim Hurley

GRASS CONTINUES TO STAY GREEN AT BELMONT

 

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It is no secret and well worth repeating that the key to showing profit is not only a BEST WINNING PERCENTAGE, but the BEST RETURN ON INVESTMENT (R.O.I.)

If you win 40% of your races and your wagering "neighbor" wins 35%, the knee-jerk conclusion would be that the 40% winner is collecting more profit. On the other hand, if the average return win mutuel for the 40% winner is $7.20 and the average mutuel payoff for the 35% winner is $8.90, the latter will have a higher R.O.I. and a higher total profit.

The only way to accomplish…

Exclusive Coverage of all NBA 5/24/2017

Cavaliers look to finish off Celtics

BOSTON -- Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue, whose Cleveland Cavaliers are one win away from an NBA Final rematch with the Golden State Warriors, said Wednesday coaching against the Boston Celtics without Isaiah Thomas has presented a whole different set of obstacles.

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Angels recall RHP Wright to make spot start vs. Rays

The Los Angeles Angels recalled right-handed pitcher Daniel Wright from Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday after the team optioned right-hander Brooks Pounders to Salt Late following Wednesday night's game.

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