Daily Archive: Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Euro 2012: Previewing Germany-Italy

Thursday’s game: Germany vs. Italy – 2:45 p.m. ET Germany (-130), Italy (+400), Draw (+250) The second semifinal for Euro 2012 is going to result in the first loss for either Germany or Italy. The winner will face Spain for the right to be named the best in Europe. Germany came in as a favorite to reach the final, although they haven’t won a major tournament since 1996. They plowed through the Group of Death and their first knockout game without a loss nor draw, looking as powerful as ever. The Germans opened the tournament with a 1-0 win over Portugal, although the goal came late and the Portuguese held their own. This turned out to be a sign of things to come, as Portugal has reached the semifinals before falling in penalty kicks. In the second match, the Germans dominated and downed the rival Dutch with a 2-1 victory. In the final group stage match, a goal in the 80th minute secured their third straight win, this time over Denmark. They thoroughly crushed Greece in the quarterfinals, although a late penalty kick made the 4-2 final more respectable. Mario Gomez entered the semifinal round with three goals, tied for the tournament lead. The decision

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Three New Big 10 Teams Added To Over/Under Win Total Board

Here I was working on the promised third part of my sneak peak at Week Two as well as a new diary at Mgo when the The Greek online sportsbook released a slew of regular season win totals for college football. This is important news because we finally have a second online Book on record with win total betting lines after 5Dimes released a bunch weeks ago. With new prices and numbers to compare as well as three new Big 10 teams with totals on the board, we have to talk about that first so those above post plans are simmering medium heat on the back burner. I’ll have some thoughts comparing the totals of teams listed at both books later in the day. Right now, lets talk about the three new Big 10 teams The Greek put into play: Iowa, Illinois, Penn State. Iowa Hawkeyes, 7.5 wins. Over, -115; Under -105……….How wrong was I suggesting earlier in the week that if Books ever released an Iowa total they might have to make the juice as expensive as some of the other total plays in the league? Innacurate. So pretty much as usual. The Greek set the Iowa win total at 7.5, but at basically similar odds on both sides. The

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