Saturday’s Betting Tips

Saturday’s Betting Tips

Saturday’s Betting Tips
By Covers.com

Weather to Watch

PGA Championship: A 40 percent chance of thunderstorms are expected this afternoon at Kiawah Island. Winds will be blowing from the south at 12 mph.

Who’s hot?

The Washington Nationals have won seven straight and are 9-1 in their last 10 games. The Nationals became the first team in the bigs to capture 70 wins this season with a 9-1 victory over the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Who’s not?

The Seattle Mariners have lost five consecutive games, the latest loss coming after ace Felix Hernandez was staked a 5-0 lead.  They’re 1-6 on their current road trip.

Key stat

48.2 - Carmelo Anthony is scoring 48.2 points per 48 minutes in the Olympics. He's never averaged more than 36.3 points per 48 minutes in any of his nine NBA seasons.

Game of the day

Detroit Tigers at Texas Rangers (+126, 9)

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

It appears the Boston Red Sox have lost rookie third baseman Will Middlebrooks with a broken wrist. Middlebrooks was hit on the right wrist by a pitch in the ninth inning of Friday’s contest with the Cleveland Indians. Middlebrooks is batting .288 with 15 homers and 54 RBIs in 75 games for Boston this season.

Notable quotable

"It was fun, but it also was tough. You were getting blown all over the place. It was just a very difficult day."- Tiger Woods on the second round weather conditions at the PGA Championship.

Betting news and notes

Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus likely won't be in the lineup Saturday after aggravating a groin injury late in Friday's loss. He is considered day-to-day.

The Cincinnati Reds have won 11 of their last 12 Saturday games and are 20-7 in their last 27 games coming off a win.

Milwaukee has scored 2.9 runs per game during its 10-game road losing streak, and the Brewers have scored one run or been shut out in four of those games.

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe is reportedly on the verge of signing his one-year franchise tender, according to multiple reports. The Chiefs dropped their preseason opener 27-17 to the Arizona Cardinals on Friday.

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