All posts by Adam Markowitz

  • 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 .....

  • APRIL 13TH, 2011

    NHL Picks: Phoenix Coyotes vs. Detroit Red Wings Game 1 Preview 4/13/11

    The No. 6 Phoenix Coyotes and the No. 3 Detroit Red Wings learned all about each other last year in the postseason when they played a wild seven game series that ultimately saw the road team win four times. This year, they're back and ready to do battle again in NHL betting action, and we are all set to make our Stanley Cup playoff picks for Game 1. We re.....

  • APRIL 13TH, 2011

    NBA Picks: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Clippers Preview 4/13/11

    In the final game of the NBA betting campaign in the regular season, ESPN will be televising the duel between the Memphis Grizzlies (46-35) and the Los Angeles Clippers (31-50). You can bet that the Grizz are going to be scoreboard watching before they ever hit the floor for pregame warm-ups in Tinseltown. Should the New Orleans Hornets pick up a victory in.....

  • APRIL 12TH, 2011

    2011 Stanley Cup Odds & NHL Power Rankings

    Sixteen teams begin the quest for the Stanley Cup this season, but only one will be able to put its name on hockey's most illustrious trophy. How would we value the rankings for the Stanley Cup odds this year? Check out our power rankings for the teams that are left standing in the dance... 1: Washington Capitals (+580): We know that Vancouver had the best .....

  • APRIL 12TH, 2011

    NBA Picks: San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers Preview 4/12/11

    Playoff positioning will be on the line in the Western Conference NBA betting game of the day on TNT, as the San Antonio Spurs (61-19) take on the Los Angeles Lakers (55-25) in the second to last game of the regular season for both teams. Sure, it's been quite some time since the Spurs really had to worry about getting caught by anyone in their own conferen.....

  • APRIL 11TH, 2011

    NBA Picks: Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets Preview 4/11/11

    The Dallas Mavericks (55-25) and the Houston Rockets (42-38) have both played very respectable second halves of the season this year, but the boys from Big D are still working on their playoff lives, while Houston's have already been put to rest once and for all. Still, this instate rivalry should provide a heck of a clash for NBA betting fans on Monday ni.....

  • APRIL 10TH, 2011

    MLB Power Rankings: Ranking the 30 MLB Teams through 4/9

    The 2011 MLB betting campaign is just a handful of games old, and here at Bang the Book, we're making our MLB picks and ranking the teams from No. 1 to No. 30! 1: Philadelphia Phillies (6-2): When you've got the best pitching staff in the game, you're just not going to get beaten all that often. 2: Texas Rangers (7-1): That three game sweep of the powerf.....

  • APRIL 10TH, 2011

    NBA Picks: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers Preview 4/10/11

    The Oklahoma City Thunder (53-26) and the Los Angeles Lakers (55-24) have already locked up their respective divisions, but they are certainly going to be in for a fight on Sunday night in Tinseltown to help sort out where they will sit in the upcoming postseason. The time is now for the Thunder to make their move. They had a shot at taking out the eventu.....

  • APRIL 8TH, 2011

    MLB Picks: New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox Preview 4/9/11

    The Boston Red Sox (1-6) and the New York Yankees (4-3) have it in for the second time on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park a day after the Sox rolled up a 9-6 victory for their first win on the MLB lines on the year. The Yankees aren't in the greatest shape in the world right now either, as they are just a game above .500 and really haven't done a grea.....

  • APRIL 8TH, 2011

    Manny Ramirez Abruptly Retires From Tampa Bay Rays

    Apparently, the honeymoon Manny Ramirez and the Tampa Bay Rays is said and done with. On Friday afternoon, Ramirez was made aware of a drug related issue by Major League Baseball, though it was not indicated whether Ramirez had been caught violating the Substance Abuse Policy, which he had already been suspended for 50 games for during his tenure with the Lo.....