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College Basketball Tournament Preview
by undertherobe on 05 Mar at 22:31
With less than 48 hours between Selection Sunday and the start of the end of season College Basketball tournament there doesn’t leave much time for a full analysis of the bracket. So instead I’ve picked a handful of the strongest contenders and will look at their chances of cutting down the nets in Arlington, Texas on April 7th. The make-up of the bracket is a little less muddied than that of College Football. The 31 Conference Tournament winners earn a spot as does the winner of the regular season in the Ivy League (they don’t hold a conference tournament). The selection committee then chooses the remaining 36 teams to give us a total of 68. The committee then seeds each team in groups of 4 from 1-17 to give us 4 different brackets. The winner of each bracket then goes onto..
Dubai World Cup Carnival 2014 - the "Meydan Magic" continues Saturday 8th March
by tbuckley on 04 Mar at 00:53
Dubai World Cup Carnival 2014 - the "Meydan Magic" continues Saturday 8th March There are only two more Dubai World Cup Carnival meetings left for 2014 with an amazing, high quality card lined up for this forthcoming Saturday (8th March) and then it all culminates on Saturday 29th March with the Dubai World Cup night. This year on Dubai World Cup night, all the horses, trainers and jockeys from virtually every continent of the world will be competing for a total prize fund of nearly $28 US million dollars with the Group 1 Dubai World Cup itself worth $10 US million dollars, the $5 US million dollar Group 1 Sheema Classic and the $5 US million dollar Group 1 Duty Free the key focal points of the meeting. While the other races on the Dubai World Cup card don't match..
Chelsea v Tottenham (STATS)
by mercer on 03 Mar at 16:17
PREMIER LEAGUE We have one massive live Premier League game this weekend & looks a cracker on paper, also with the squads available. I will below post many stats on Bookings, Referee Stats, Goalscores, Live Results, Man Of The Match & many other stats which may help on many markets on these fixtures. CHELSEA V TOTTENHAM YEAR FIXTURES YELLOW CARDS RED CARDS PLAYERS BOOKED PLAYERS SENT OFF 13/14 1 7 1 Torres, Ivanovic, Vertonghen, Dawson, Townsend, Dembele, Eriksen Torres 12/13 2 8 Ramires 2, Ivanovic, Gallas, Walker, Huddlestone, Vertonghen, Bale 11/12 3 12 Ramires, Essien, Ivanovic, Obi-Mikel, Drogba, Adebayor 2, Bale, Parker, Assou-Ekotto, Sandro, Gallas MICHAEL OLIVER STATS 12/13 LIVE PREMIER LEAGUE GAMES YELLOW CARDS RED CARDS 5 16 0 MICHAEL OLIVER STATS 13/14 LIVE PREMIER LEAGUE GAMES YELLOW CARDS RED CARDS 10 40 1 MICHAEL OLIVER ALL TIME..
Imperial Cup (Updated 7th March)
by Micko70 on 04 Mar at 21:33
The Imperial Cup takes place the Saturday before the start of the Cheltenham Festival, the race is a Handicap Hurdle run over 2 miles & 110 yards. The race is currently sponsored by William Hill who offer a bonus for any horse that wins the Imperial Cup that manages to win a race at the Festival. Sandown Racecourse host the Imperial Cup, the race was first run in 1907 and as of 2014 it will be classed as a Grade 3 race, previous high class winners of the race include Sprowston Boy (1988), Moody Man (1990), King Credo (1992), Collier Bay (1995) and Carlito Brigante (1997) Tony McCoy has won this race 5 times in the past, he won on board Blowing Wind (1998), Polar Red (2002), Korelo (2003), Gaspara (2007) & Qaspal (2010) LAST 10 WINNERS In the table below are the last 10..
VALUEBANK on the comeback trail
by man o bong on 05 Mar at 22:01
The ratings go into this week looking to pick up a small loss from last Current P&L on every game rated 171/504 (33.92%) +23.76pts Please note there is a slight adjustment on the figures above, The strike rate is in fact better but the profit figure is unaffected, I had somepoteponed games included in the total games. VALUEBANK Football Ratings How to use the ratings: A sophisticated set of selections based on a database of other ratings, coupled with best odds available and a number of other mathematical formula. Originally at inception the system provided a rating on every football match taking place in the top four division of English football. Indeed this is what it still does to this day. However, OLBG readers have been watching this system grow and develop from day one and as the selections and results have built over he past..
by garethp1981 on 02 Mar at 19:35
A game of football can be thought of as a three horse race, the three horses being “home win”, “away win” and “draw”. If we look at the Premier League over the previous five seasons, the performances of these ”horses” are as follows. We can see here that by far the most common result is a home win, over the whole of the five seasons (1900 games) there were 882 home wins, meaning this outcome happened 46.4% of the time. H D A H% %D %A 2008-09 173 97 110 45.5 25.5 28.9 2009-10 193 96 91 50.8 25.3 23.9 2010-11 179 111 90 47.1 29.2 23.7 2011-12 171 93 116 45.0 24.5 30.5 2012-13 166 108 106 43.7 28.4 27.9 Overall 882 505 513 46.4 26.6 27.0 Draws and away wins accounted for 26.6% and 27% of the games respectively. Away wins then happened slightly more than draws, but I wouldn’t take this to mean that they always happen more often. Away wins happened just eight times more often that draws over the five season, but over 1900 games I don’t think that this is significant. In two..
by Micko70 on 01 Mar at 17:48
The Champion Chase is the biggest race of the entire National Hunt season for 2 mile chasers, the race takes place on day 2 (Wednesday) of the Cheltenham Festival. With the recent news of reigning Champion Chaser Sprinter Sacre missing the race, just how open does the race look now? Sprinter Sacre won last years Champion Chase by 19 lengths, beating Sizing Europe with Wishfull Thinking a further 6 lengths back in 3rd place. Sprinter Sacre was pulled up on his seasonal reappearance at Kempton in December a later scan revealed that he was suffering from an irregular heartbeat, Nicky Henderson seemed quietly confident that the horse would be fit enough to take his chance but has since decided against it and will probably not run this season. WIDE OPEN RACE The race now looks wide open and with only 16 horses still remaining, i..
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