Adam Burke

Adam Burke is the host of our BangTheBook Radio daily sports betting podcast and also our top contributing writer at BangTheBook.com. His primary goal is to educate and inform readers and listeners by using his vast knowledge of the sports betting markets to help them advance as handicappers, much like he has over the last 12 years. You can follow him on Twitter, @SkatingTripods.

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NHL Playoffs Game 4: Lightning at Islanders Free Pick, Odds, & Prediction

Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 4 Eastern Conference Second RoundMatchup: Tampa Bay Lightning at New York IslandersDate/Time: May 6, 7:15 p.m. ETTV: NBC Sports NetworkNHL Betting Odds From Galaxy SportsMoneyline: New York -110Total: 5With the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins pushed to Saturday, the Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Islanders get some of the Eastern Conference spotlight on

2 years ago

MLB Previews, Betting Free Picks, and Analysis May 5

Some lopsided lines are on the board for Thursday’s MLB action, but a big series begins between the Washington Nationals and the Chicago Cubs that everybody seems to be talking about. That game and others will be discussed in today’s picks and analysis piece, as we look to find some more value than we’ve found the last couple of days. Selectivity is important during the MLB season because it

2 years ago

DraftKings and FanDuel MLB DFS Lineup Tips May 5

With a bunch of getaway day games on Wednesday, there is only one afternoon game in Major League Baseball today. There’s also another 6:10 p.m. ET start between the Tigers and Indians. All day contest players can utilize those two games, but we’ll narrow our focus to the nine games that will be played under the lights tonight. There are some series wrapping up and some four-game series getting

2 years ago

NHL Playoffs Game 4: Sharks at Predators Free Pick, Odds, & Prediction

Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 4 Western Conference Second RoundMatchup: San Jose Sharks at Nashville PredatorsDate/Time: May 5, 9:00 p.m. ETTV: CNBCNHL Betting Odds From Galaxy SportsMoneyline: Nashville -110Total: 5Technically, no game is a must-win until a team is facing elimination. Let’s just say that Nashville’s Game 3 win over San Jose was as close as it gets. They’re in a similar situatio

2 years ago

MLB Previews, Betting Free Picks, and Analysis May 4

Seven day games and eight night games are on the MLB slate for Wednesday. It’s a tricky day with so many day games after night games, so make sure that you consider those lineups when you’re looking at the card for today. It’s also not a great day unless you can stomach betting big underdogs or heavy chalk. There are not a lot of games within our usual range of lines. Nevertheless, with 15 g

2 years ago

DraftKings and FanDuel MLB DFS Lineup Tips May 4

A strange Wednesday of baseball is on the schedule with a bunch of getaway day afternoon contests. Normally we see this type of format on Thursday, but there are seven early games and eight late games today. As a result, we’ll separate today’s DFS piece to give you options for the day games and the ones under the lights. The MLB season turned a month old yesterday, which means that we’re sta

2 years ago

NHL Playoffs Game 4: Capitals at Penguins Free Pick, Odds, & Prediction

Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 4 Eastern Conference Second RoundMatchup: Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh PenguinsDate/Time: May 4, 8:00 p.m. ETTV: NBC Sports NetworkNHL Betting Odds From Galaxy SportsMoneyline: Pittsburgh -105Total: 5The impact of Kris Letang’s Game 4 suspension may be the deciding factor in Wednesday night’s matchup between the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Th

2 years ago

European Tour Golf Betting Odds: 2016 Trophee Hassan II

One of the more interesting European Tour events is coming up this weekend in Morocco. It is the Trophee Hassan II, named after His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid’s farther, Hassan II, the former King of Morocco. This is a Pro-Am stroke play event in Rabat at Royal Golf Dar Es Salaam golf course. It has been part of the European Tour since 2010, but has been played since 1971.{AdSpeed:Zone:

2 years ago

MLB Previews, Betting Free Picks, and Analysis May 3

It’s a busy night of baseball with 15 games and 30 teams to choose from. There are only a handful of really big numbers out there as well, so there seems to be plenty of value on the board. Some numbers have already been hit overnight and early this morning, but that’s just fine. It doesn’t take much to move an initial baseball line 10 cents. My philosophy is that getting the best number isn

2 years ago

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