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 Betting Tips: Pittsburgh Penguins at St. Louis Blues

Matchup: Pittsburgh Penguins at St. Louis BluesDate/Time: January 18, 8:00 p.m. ETTV: NBC Sports NetworkNHL Betting Odds From Galaxy SportsMoneyline: N/ATotal: N/AThe NBC family of networks is really ramping up its NHL coverage this week. NHL on NBC action returns Sunday and a handful of games can be seen on NBC Sports Network during the work week, beginning with Monday night’s tilt between the

2 years ago

NBA Situational Sports Betting Tips January 18-24

Here at BangTheBook, we’re on the lookout for the NBA scheduling quirks that you can take advantage of each and every week. There’s no shortage of them this week, as the teams ebb and flow through the dog days of winter. With no breaks on the horizon, it’s hard to expect a max effort night in and night out from these NBA squads, so using the schedule as a handicapping tactic should be quite

2 years ago

NHL Situational Sports Betting Tips January 18-24

Your weekly NHL situational betting article is here. Why do we do this every week? Because you can use the schedule as a handicapping tool to take advantage of good wagering opportunities. It’s important to find any edge that you can get. The NHL All-Star Break is about a week and a half away, so more of these opportunities are going to present themselves in the next two weeks. It’s the dog da

2 years ago

NHL Free Pick: Calgary Flames at Edmonton Oilers

Matchup: Calgary Flames at Edmonton OilersDate/Time: January 16, 10:00 p.m. ETTV: Rogers SportsnetNHL Betting Odds From Galaxy SportsMoneyline: Edmonton -110Total: 5.5On a busy day of NHL action, we head to the province of Alberta for this rivalry matchup between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers. Neither one of these teams has gotten a lot of love in these previews, so this is as good a

2 years ago

NHL Betting Tips: Dallas Stars at Anaheim Ducks

Matchup: Dallas Stars at Anaheim DucksDate/Time: January 15, 10:00 p.m. ETTV: Fox Sports Southwest, Fox Sports West 2NHL Betting Odds From Galaxy SportsMoneyline: Anaheim -115Total: 5.5The well-rested Dallas Stars take their show on the road to California for Friday night’s matchup against the Anaheim Ducks. Dallas has been idle since Saturday, a break that the team really needed, and now they o

2 years ago

Free NHL Picks: Chicago Blackhawks at Montreal Canadiens

Matchup: Chicago Blackhawks at Montreal CanadiensDate/Time: January 14, 7:30 p.m. ETTV: NBC Sports NetworkNHL Betting Odds From Galaxy SportsMoneyline: Montreal -110Total: 5Two teams going in opposite directions will meet in Montreal on Thursday night when the Canadiens host the Chicago Blackhawks on NBC Sports Network. The Blackhawks have not lost a game since last year, as they have rattled off

2 years ago

NHL Betting Picks: Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers

Matchup: Boston Bruins at Philadelphia FlyersDate/Time: January 13, 8:00 p.m. ETTV: NBC Sports NetworkNHL Betting Odds From Galaxy SportsMoneyline: Boston -115Total: 5.5It’s Big Market Wednesday on NBC Sports Network as the Philadelphia Flyers host the Boston Bruins. The effects of recency bias are playing some tricks with this line. The Bruins have dropped four of five games in 2016 and they ha

2 years ago

NHL Prediction: Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche

Matchup: Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado AvalancheDate/Time: January 12, 9:00 p.m. ETTV: NBC Sports NetworkNHL Betting Odds From Galaxy SportsMoneyline: Tampa Bay -120Total: 5.5Two underachievers get together in the national spotlight tonight when the Tampa Bay Lightning wrap up their road trip against the Colorado Avalanche. Tampa Bay is 2-1 through three games of their four-game jaunt, and they

2 years ago

UFC Fight Night 81: Dillashaw vs. Cruz Betting Odds and Picks

The first UFC Fight Night of 2016 is on Sunday night from TD Garden in Boston, MA. It will feature a main event title fight in the bantamweight class between TJ Dillashaw and Dominick Cruz and a total of 13 fights. Fox Sports 1 will have coverage of the second half of the preliminary card and all of the main card for this rare Sunday event in the United States. The UFC obviously doesn’t want to

2 years ago

NHL Prediction: Florida Panthers at Vancouver Canucks

Matchup: Florida Panthers at Vancouver CanucksDate/Time: January 11, 10:00 p.m. ETTV: Fox Sports Florida, Rogers Sportsnet PacificNHL Betting Odds From Galaxy SportsMoneyline: Florida -115Total: 5Four games are on the schedule in the NHL on Monday night. Normally, we’d be looking at the matchup between the Boston Bruins and the New York Rangers because those are Original Six teams in big markets

2 years ago

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