Monthly Archives: April 2011

  • APRIL 16TH, 2011

    MLB Picks: Minnesota Twins vs. Tampa Bay Rays Preview 4/16/11

    Tropicana Field will be the site of another great MLB betting battle on Fox Saturday Baseball this weekend, as the struggling Minnesota Twins (4-9) pay a visit to the surging Tampa Bay Rays (5-8). Things just aren't going well right now for the Twinkies. They have already lost both games in this series, giving them three setbacks in a row and five out of .....

  • APRIL 15TH, 2011

    Carlo Ancelotti unsure of Chelsea future, but Hiddink denies reports of a return

    Chelsea coach Carlo Ancleotti has stated that he is unsure what the future holds for him at Stamford Bridge, and whether he will still be at the club next season. The Blues have had a below par campaign this season in their attempt to retain the Premier League title, and were knocked out of Europe by rivals Manchester United in midweek. Speaking ah.....

  • APRIL 15TH, 2011

    Atlanta Hawks vs. Orlando Magic Game 1 NBA Picks, Preview, and Predictions

    Divisional rivals lock horns on the first day of the NBA playoffs on Saturday night, as the Orlando Magic welcome in the Atlanta Hawks for the first playoff game in the history of the new Amway Center. We have a major concern this year over just how strong the Hawks really are, both in terms of skill and in terms of mental toughness. The mental issues that .....

  • APRIL 15TH, 2011

    NBA Playoffs Picks: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat Game 1 Preview

    The No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat make their much anticipated debut in the postseason in NBA playoff betting action on Saturday afternoon, as they play host to the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of this Eastern Conference Quarterfinal. The 76ers are in some trouble in this series, but this is a team that has figured out how to beat the .....

  • APRIL 15TH, 2011

    2011 NBA Finals Odds & NBA Power Rankings

    There are only 16 teams left standing on the road to the NBA Finals, and here at Bang the Book, we are stacking up the NBA Finals odds and discussing which teams have the best chance of winning it all. 1: Chicago Bulls (+450) - The bottom line for the Bulls is that they won 36 games this season at home, and since they had the best record in the league, some.....

  • APRIL 15TH, 2011

    Free Hockey Picks: New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals Game 2 Preview 4/15/11

    In what amounted to be one of the most exciting Game 1s of Stanley Cup playoff betting action, the New York Rangers fell to the Washington Capitals 2-1 right near the end of the first overtime period. The two teams have had 24 hours off to stew over the happenings in Game 1, and they're ready to hit the ice once again for the crucial Game 2 at the Verizon Ce.....

  • APRIL 14TH, 2011

    Bolton’s Cahill looking for Champions League football

    Bolton's star defender Gary Cahill has stated that he is ready for a new challenge in his career and would jump at the chance of moving to a club plying their trade in the Champions League. Cahill has been a consistent performer in The Trotters side for a number of seasons, and is seemingly linked with a move away from the Reebok Stadium every time th.....

  • APRIL 14TH, 2011

    Mancini confirms Tevez will miss FA Cup tie

    Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has confirmed that star striker Carlos Tevez will miss his side's FA Cup semi-final against arch rivals Manchester United at Wembley on Saturday. The Argentine striker picked up a hamstring injury in City's 3-0 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield, and Mancini now faces up to a month without his side's top goalscore.....

  • APRIL 14TH, 2011

    2011 NBA Playoff Picks and Previews – Conference Quarterfinals

    This weekend marks the start of the NBA playoffs as eight teams from each conference now have their sights set on earning a shot at playing for this year’s World Championship. The following is a brief look at each of the best-of-seven first rounds matchups. The current odds for a team’s chances to win the conference are courtesy of Sportsinteraction.com .....

  • APRIL 14TH, 2011

    Free Hockey Picks: Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins Game 1 Preview 4/14/11

    You're not going to find two teams that hate each other more in these playoffs right now than the Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins. These two have played some brutal games this season, and they are going to be going at it for potentially seven more games over these next two and change weeks, starting on Thursday night in Beantown. The Canadiens are .....