Monthly Archives: May 2011

  • MAY 6TH, 2011

    Playoff NBA Picks: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks Game 4 Preview

    The defending champs are officially on the ropes. The Los Angeles Lakers lost the first two games of their NBA playoffs betting affair with the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center, and now, they have to win at least one of the next two at the American Airlines Center just to stay alive in the Western Conference Semifinals. It's not all that often that we see.....

  • MAY 5TH, 2011

    Kentucky Derby Picks – 2011 Kentucky Derby Preview

    The 2011 Kentucky Derby odds have been released, and here at Bang the Book, we have analyzed all of the lines and are ready to make our picks for the race! We'll start with a big time underdog in this race, No. 9 Derby Kitten (30/1). It's hard not to love the name of this horse, and it's certainly just as hard to not love the way that it is coming into this.....

  • MAY 5TH, 2011

    Kentucky Derby Expert Analyses and Picks

    Uncle Mo’s failure at the Wood Memorial last month has thrown field wide open for this year’s Kentucky Derby, going to post this Saturday. Todd Pletcher’s horse remains the favorite for the Derby at time of writing but the gastric illness that laid Mo low at Aqueduct makes you wonder just what was wrong with him then and if he’s got any better since......

  • MAY 5TH, 2011

    NHL Playoffs: Nashville Predators vs. Vancouver Canucks Game 4

    The Nashville Predators vs. Vancouver Canucks series is going to be all but over if Nashville can’t muster a win in the next game against Vancouver. Predators coach Barry Trotz says the Vancouver Canucks are playing games to draw penalties that just aren’t fouls, so he’s going on the offensive. I t’s a big of gamesmanship by Trotz, but the Predato.....

  • MAY 4TH, 2011

    2011 Triple Crown Preview – Pants On Fire

    Not since 2003 has a female jockey ever tried to ride in the Kentucky Derby, but this Saturday, we are going to have the potential at history. If Anna Napravnik, riding on Pants On Fire can take the bed of roses, she'll become the first female jockey in six attempts to claim glory in the biggest race at Churchill Downs. Notable Past Performances2-3-1, 8 Ra.....

  • MAY 4TH, 2011

    2011 Triple Crown Preview – Dialed In

    We really don't know a whole heck of a lot right now about Dialed In, but what we do know is that horse racing betting fans are going absolutely crazy right now with this horse, as he is sure to be one of the morning line favorites for the race along with Uncle Mo. Notable Past Performances3-1-0, 4 Races RaceFlorida DerbyHoly BullDistance1 1/81Odds2.902.....

  • MAY 4TH, 2011

    2011 Triple Crown Preview – Comma To The Top

    With 13 races under his belt, Comma To The Top has run against a ton of different types of horses. With a ton of speed in his repertoire and some great victories at distance, this could be the colt that turns out to have the bed of roses on his back on Saturday to beat the Kentucky Derby odds. Notable Past Performances6-2-0, 13 Races RaceSanta Anita Der.....

  • MAY 4TH, 2011

    2011 Triple Crown Preview – Archarcharch

    Up and down and all around. That's been the story with Archarcharch for his entire career. He has run a ton of races by three year old standards nowadays, but he has had some awfully mixed results, including a few ugly ones. He's a hot horse right now and just came off of a big time upset at the Arkansas Derby, so Archarcharch could be one to watchwatchwatc.....

  • MAY 4TH, 2011

    2011 Triple Crown Preview – Uncle Mo

    Uncle Mo is arguably the best colt in the field, and the Kentucky Derby odds will likely end up being one of the two morning line favorites as long as he doesn't end up with a far outside post draw. Notable Past Performances4-0-1, 5 Races RaceWood MemorialTimely WriterBC JuvenileChampaignDistance1 1/811 1/161Odds0.100.051.400.20Post4173End Result3111 .....

  • MAY 4TH, 2011

    MLB Preview: Angels vs. Red Sox Free Pick

    Los Angeles Angels (16-14) vs. Boston Red Sox (14-15) MLB Betting Lines Moneyline: Red Sox (-180) Over/Under: 8.5 Starting Pitchers: Angels (Santana) vs. Red Sox (Beckett) The Angels have been getting some terrific starting pitching this year, but they are being tested in a big way by the strong Red S.....