All-Star fantasy options; UFC running strong throughout summer
July 11, 2017 3:05 AM
by Alan Berg
With the MLB All-Star break many people might be taking the next few days off, but you don’t have to.
First up with the All-Star game, USFantasy is offering a lot of great prop type bets to make the game that much more enjoyable. Prop No. 1 is the usual fantasy game with 12 batters listed (Aaron Judge, Bryce Harper, Mookie Betts, Jose Altuve, Paul Goldschmidt, Carlos Correa, Buster Posey, Nolan Arenado, Marcell Ozuna, Jose Ramirez, Ryan Zimmerman and Corey Dickerson).
For my money, I would be keeping an eye on Betts, Altuve and Ozuna. Any of those hitters at 8-1 or higher would be a play for me. Also check the exacta pool where you could use all three guys.
Props No. 2 and No. 3 are a Run-Line Parlay, one being National League -1.5 and Over or Under 8.5; American League +1.5 and Over or Under 8.5, or the other being American League -1.5 or National League +1.5 with the same totals.
Margin of Victory is in Prop No. 4 as you can bet the AL or NL by 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5-plus runs. Last is Prop No. 5, what inning will have the most runs. With the 9th inning you get any extras as well.
Check out USFantasy.com for all the current odds, as well as NASCAR, golf and boxing, which includes the Mayweather-McGregor and Canelo-GGG matches.
UFC This Week
Tuesday marks the beginning of a new show on UFC Fight Pass – Dana White’s Contender Series – which will show fights live every Tuesday. It’s a show looking for up and coming young talent and also giving some veterans a last chance at staying in the UFC. It should be interesting. UFC Fight Pass offers a free 7-day trial to check it out and costs only $9.99 per month.
This Sunday marks another UFC Fight Night, which starts live at 10 a.m. on FS1, with Fight Pass prelims starting at 9 a.m. The main event is Iceland’s No. 8 ranking welterweight Gunnar Nelson vs. Argentina’s Santiago Ponzinibbio, the 14th ranked welterweight. Both fighters love to finish the fight so it should be a great five-round main event. Love the fact that once again we have a UFC Sunday afternoon card!
Have to also give thanks to Dana White and Intro Deuce, for hooking my wife and myself, up with tickets to UFC 213 at T-Mobile Arena, we had a blast.
At UFC 213, new interim Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker proved he’s the real deal vs. Yoel Romero. Whittaker will smash current injured Middleweight Champion Michael “The Count” Bisping for the undisputed title when that fight takes place, likely before the end of the year.
UFC 214 is just around the corner with the much anticipated main event of UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier finally getting bitter rival Jon Jones in a rematch from UFC 182. The rematch was meant to take place at UFC 200, with Jones defending the UFC title. However Jones was suspended for one year by USADA for anti-doping policy violation.
Cormier would pick up the pieces of the division and become the champion in Jones’ absense. And the hate between the two has only grown. This feud is for real and not to sell tickets. So if you love the dark side of fighters genuinely not liking each other save your money for July 29.
Also on the card, Robbie Lawler vs. Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, UFC Women’s Featherweight title fight between Cris Cyborg and Tonya Evinger, and UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley vs. Demian Maia. That’s what I called a stacked card.
Cash Considerations Podcast
Last Saturday marked the very first podcast with myself and Vegas Strip sportsbook supervisor David Griffin, we will be back for Episode 2 on July 22, so make sure to check that out only at GamingToday.com.
We discussed UFC 213, NBA Summer League and gave out some ‘dog betting plays. Our straight bets cashed, while our parlays did not. However, if you bet both, you’re now up money having listened to us.