• MAY 3RD, 2011

    MLB Preview: Brewers vs. Braves Free Pick

    Milwaukee Brewers (13-15) vs. Atlanta Braves (15-15) MLB Betting Lines Moneyline: Braves (-152) Brewers (+142) Over/Under: 7.5 Starting Pitchers: Brewers (Estrada) Braves (Hanson) The Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves both had high expectations for this season, but both have started the year of.....

  • MAY 3RD, 2011

    NBA Playoff Preview: Celtics vs. Heat Free Pick

    Boston Celtics (0-1) vs. Miami Heat (1-0) Game Two Betting Lines NBA Betting Favorite: Heat -5 Over/Under: 182 Game One in Miami was a very physical and hard-fought game as most expected it to be, but it was the Miami Heat who controlled the game. Paul Pierce was tossed in the fourth quarter, and the Celt.....

  • MAY 3RD, 2011

    Sami Hyypia retires to pursue coaching career

    Ex-Liverpool and Bayer Leverkusen defender Sami Hyypia has announced that he will retire from football at the end of the season, and will look to pursue a career in coaching. The 37 year old has played for German side Leverkusen this season and led them to a second placed finish, but feels it is time to call it .....

  • MAY 3RD, 2011

    Norwich City promoted to English Premier League

    Norwich City have claimed the second automatic promotion place from the Championship up to the English Premier League. The Canaries found themselves in a battle with Cariff City to see who would finish second in the league, with QPR the runaway winners of the division, and both clubs played on Monday night. Befo.....

  • MAY 2ND, 2011

    2011 NFL Draft Report Cards: 2011 NFL Draft Grades

    Here at Bang the Book, we're analyzing all of the best and worst teams from the 2011 NFL Draft, and we're starting by issuing our top grades and bottom grades for our NFL Draft Report Cards! Honors Students It's fairly clear that the teams that are sitting at the top of the charts this draft are the two teams from Oh.....

  • MAY 2ND, 2011

    MLB Preview: Yankees vs. Tigers MLB Free Pick

    New York Yankees (15-9) vs. Detroit Tigers (12-15) MLB Odds: Moneyline: Tigers (-121) Yankees (+111) Over/Under: 8.5 Starting Pitchers: Yankees (Colon) Tigers (Verlander) The New York Yankees have played 24 games this year and only seven of them have been on the road. They start a ro.....

  • MAY 2ND, 2011

    Free Stanley Cup Picks: Boston Bruins vs. Philadelphia Flyers Game 2 Predictions

    Last season, the Boston Bruins jumped out to a 3-0 series lead against the Philadelphia Flyers in the playoffs, only to go on and lose the series when push really came to shove. The B's are already a third of the way to repeat that 3-0 series lead, and they'll hope to take another step in the right direction towards ge.....

  • MAY 2ND, 2011

    #3 Dallas Mavericks vs. #2 Los Angeles Lakers Series Preview and Pick

    It's been awfully difficult to sort out the Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Lakers this year, as both teams have 61 wins to show for their work through one round of the playoffs, and both needed six games to get rid of their first round foes. The two will meet in what should be an absolutely remarkable second roun.....

  • MAY 1ST, 2011

    #5 Atlanta Hawks vs. #1 Chicago Bulls Series Preview and Pick

    The Eastern Conference Semifinals tie between the Chicago Bulls and the Atlanta Hawks is expected to be a lopsided one, as these two teams are expected to be able to share the same court together. But will the Hawks be able to fly high and pull off another unexpected NBA betting upset? Our NBA playoffs picks await. .....

  • MAY 1ST, 2011

    QPR win promotion to the Premier League

    Queens Park Rangers have won the Championship title and promotion to the English Premier League after a 2-0 win over Watford at Vicorage Road on Saturday. Goals from Championship player of the year Abel Taarabt and ex-hornets attacker Tommy Smith gave Neil Warnock's side the victory. The win lifts Rangers to an .....