Vegas veteran Benjamin Eckstein, writer of America’s Line, brings three years of experience to produce weekly??selections in his“Ecks & Bacon“ column.
LAS VEGAS — Had a ton of questions about the Red Sox-Royals game which was suspended Wednesday night in the conclusion of their ninth inning at 4-4. The standing rule is that??a game should go 8.5 innings so as to have an effect at the sportsbooks. The match went but nearly all of the joints have been calling that the moneyline a push, since there will not be a result until August 22.
On the other hand, the 4-4 score at the end of eight innings DID cover the UNDER, with the OVER/UNDER??total closure at 11. And in case you had the Royals on the runline, which was +1.5 runs, go ahead to the counter and then COLLECT your cash, baby, it was a
Gave out a baseball winner, a football winner??and a winning softball in last week’s column. How am I gonna top Push it into BABY!!!, 7-0
Start tonight over the D-backs together with the Dodgers. It’s IMPOSSIBLE to avoid Ferris, oops, Walker Buehler and his 7-0 mark at Dodger Stadium dating back to the centre of last season.
Obviously we AIN’T gonna avoid him. Walker’s figures in the home recently are, making a word, RIDONKULOUS up! Inform me, Eck. How about just one teeny little earned run over the last 16 innings, which translates into an imperceptible 0.56 ERA. And how about 26 Ks from 16 eyeglasses. Yeah, TWENTY-SIX!
As for tonight’s NFL activity, we’ve had a standing rule of NOT opening the pocket for any of the exhibition, oops, preseason matches, but there are trainers who’ve OWNED this space. My man @JTFOZ tells me that Minnesota’s??Mike Zimmer in 14-7 (66.7%)??is one of the three best coaches from the spread from the preseason. You get the call.
Searching in on the English Premier League tomorrowand we’ll start out using Watford over Brighton & Hove. The Hornets began last year with four consecutive wins and ought to have no issue with the Seagulls.
Why? Since Watford hasn’t lost its opening league game in the previous 12 seasons. Yeah, TWELVE seasons. It was six wins and six draws, therefore we’ll take Watford to win, and only in the case back it up with a little money on the draw.
In the late game, gotta have Tottenham over Aston Villa. You know that I am Arsenal and my spouse is Tottenham, and as much as it disturbs me to root for the Spurs, don’t wanna leave cash on the desk. It’s gonna be expensive, however BOY, do we have motives.
Tottenham has won nine of the previous 10 inside this matchup, while scoring 24 and conceding just three. Don’t believe the Villans have sufficient to remain close, but just in case, we will back up with a few pennies on the lure like +450.
PLZ struck me on Twitter on the weekend, even @Vegasvigorish, just if anything pops onto the tee.
Benjamin Eckstein is a nationwide syndicated sportswriter/oddsmaker. His column, America’s Line, with the Ecks & Bacon appetizer, has run in the New York Daily News and over 100 other papers since 1988. You can follow him online at??Www.Americasline.Com. He’s loved by many, when he picks winners, and detested by others, when he picks the occasional loser. Should you want slice of Eck, hit his Email…Ben@Americasline.Com.

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