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Asian Handicap Betting as a Tug of War
by garethp1981 on 20 Nov at 13:16
What is now known in the West as Asian Handicap Betting was originally called Hang Chen betting has been popular in Indonesia for a long time but is said only to have gotten its English name as late as 1998. The story goes that Joe Phan, an Indonesian bookmaker sent an Email to a journalist called Joe Saumarez Smith who at the time worked for an organisation called Vegas Insider, asking for an English name for this type of bet. Asian Handicap was the name that Smith came up with. In the simplest terms it is a way of evening up a game of football so that there are two main outcomes that can happen which have a roughly even chance of happening. Contrary to popular belief, the Asian Handicap doesn’t always rule out the chances of a draw although..
Saunders v Eubank - Saturday - BoxNation
by FrankieMonkhouse on 24 Nov at 09:45
One of the most talked about domestic fights in recent years goes ahead in London on Saturday when unbeaten pair Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jnr clash for British, Commonwealth and European middleweight titles. It’s an old cliché in the fight game, somebodies ‘0’ has to go, but don’t we just love it! BoxNation screen all of the action live from the ExCel Arena and bookmakers give fans the chance to back their opinions up with a bet. This fight has split opinion right down the middle and odds compilers have taken up their position on the fence with little to separate the warring pair in the betting. 25-year-old Billy Joe Saunders signed professional terms with promoter Frank Warren after a hugely impressive career in the amateur ranks which culminated with an appearance at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing...
Hennessy Gold Cup, Newbury, Saturday 29/11/14 Stats & Pointers
by The Executioner on 21 Nov at 18:56
The Hennessy is a staying handicap chase that is steeped in history, run over 3 miles two and a half furlongs at Newbury, it was established back in 1957 ( the first three runnings were at Cheltenham ) and is open to horses aged four years old and upwards. The first winner of the race was Mandarin ( also took the race in 1961 ) and he was owned by Peggy Hennessy who was a member of the sponsors family. Legends of the turf such as Arkle ( 1964 & 65 ) , Mill House ( ‘63 ) etched their names on the victory roll of honour and also won the Cheltenham Gold Cup at the festival in March, as too did Bregawn ( ’82) , Burrough Hill Lad ( ’84 ) , Denman ( ’07 & ’09..
Gameweek 12 - Crystal Palace vs Liverpool
by ibfm23 on 20 Nov at 07:04
On Wednesday the Liverpool faithful woke up to the glooming news that Daniel Sturridge has suffered a second injury setback which will extend his 2-month absence. This will definitely be a blow for the Reds, who ahead of their 12 matches over a 5-week period, were hoping that the return of the England international could turn their fortunes around. Liverpool travel to Selhurst Park on the back of 3 straight defeats and with over a month since their last Premier League win. The 3 points are of the essence for Reds as they look to keep in touch with that 4th Champions League spot currently held by West Ham. Crystal Palace themselves are in no better situation. The London club’s last Premier League win dates back to September and they have generated 1 point in their last 5 matches. This..
UK Championship 2014 Favourites and Selected Players
by Loukaini on 24 Nov at 10:49
The first major of the season the UK Championship 2014 is upon us, with plenty of players on form and an abundance of talent on show the Championship is wide open and is expected to be one of the most competitive in recent times. Here are the stats of the top 9 favourites plus Ricky Walden, Stuart Bingham, John Higgins and Mark Williams to help you decide your bets. Ronnie O'Sullivan @3.5 Season 2014/2015 Matches played: 14 Won: 11 Lost: 3 Win%: 78.6 Frames played: 110 Won: 72 Lost: 38 Win%: 66.5 Deciding frames: Played: 1 Won: 0 (0%) Centuries: 16 Highest Break: 139 Century rate: 1 century every 6.88 frames Prize Money GBP £ 125.417 2014 Champion of Champions Winner 100.000 2014 International Championship Quarter-final 17.500 2014 European Tour - Event 2 Last 16 1.917 2014 Shanghai Masters Last 32 6.000 Neil Robertson @8 Season 2014/2015 Matches played: 31 Won: 23 Lost: 8 Win%: 74.2 Frames played: 238 Won: 141 Lost: 97 Win%: 59.2 Deciding frames: Played: 10 Won: 7 (70%) Centuries: 23 Highest Break: 140 Century rate: 1 century every 10.35 frames Prize Money GBP £ 142.194 2014 European..
NHL Trends - Back to Back games
by undertherobe on 21 Nov at 09:20
We’re now almost two months into the NHL season and it’s time to take a first look at one of the trends I want to explore during the season which is the impact of back to back games on teams. Back to back games are common in the NHL and all teams will play their fair share of them and it’s how the 2nd game turns out that I want to focus on. Eastern Conference TEAM WINS LOSSES OVERTIME LOSSES Montreal Canadiens 4 0 0 Tampa Bay Lightning 2 3 0 Boston Bruins 0 3 0 Detroit Red Wings 1 0 1 Ottawa Senators 0 2 0 Toronto Maple Leafs 2 1 1 Florida Panthers 0 0 1 Buffalo Sabres 2 3 0 Pittsburgh Penguins 1 0 1 New York Islanders 2 1 0 Washington Capitals 1 3 0 NY Rangers 0 2 0 Philadelphia Flyers 1 3 0 Columbus Blue Jackets 1 4 0 Western Conference TEAM WINS LOSSES OVERTIME LOSSES Nashville Predators 0 0 1 St. Louis Blues 1 1 0 Winnipeg Jets 1 1 1 Chicago Blackhawks 1 1 0 Minnesota Wild 2 0 0 Colorado Avalanche 0 1 1 Dallas Stars 0 3 0 Anaheim Ducks 2 1 0 Calgary Flames 2 0 0 Vancouver Canucks 1 3 1 Los Angeles Kings 1 2 0 San Jose Sharks 2 2 0 Arizona Coyotes 2 1 0 Edmonton Oilers 1 1 0 There are many factors that go into playing on back to back nights. Many NHL teams will rotate their goaltenders and depending on the matchup may play their backup..
20/1 shot for the Hennessy Gold Cup
by Micko70 on 24 Nov at 23:08
The Hennessy Gold Cup is a top class handicap chase that is run at Newbury in either late November or early December. The race is run over 3 miles 2 and a half furlongs and 21 fences will be jumped during the race. Could we see this years Cheltenham Gold Cup winner running in this race, both Bob's Worth & Denman have won this race before winning the Gold Cup, in total 8 horses have won this race before going to glory in the Gold Cup in their careers. I am using 10 trends for this race, they are Age, Weight, Official Rating, Last Time Out, Last Run, Year Runs, Year Wins, Chase Wins, Graded Wins & Distance Any horse passing a trend with 10 gets 5 points, a 9 gets 4 points, an 8 gets 3 points, a 7 gets 2 points..
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