Thursday, May 27, 2010

2010 World Cup: Group C Betting

Our 2010 World Cup group-by-group analysis continues with a little home flavor with the USA's bracket Group C. Before we get into it, let's take a look at the odds:

England... -275
USA... +400
Slovenia... +1000
Algeria... +2500

Clearly, England is the favorite in this group, as they should be. They have the superior team and America should be the biggest, and only, threat to the cross-pond rivals.

That said, the USA WILL be a threat. England has collapsed in the past dealing with high expectations, and the USA fits the underdog label perfectly this year. Expect an over-confident England squad to at least draw even with the Americans, if not lose outright. Both teams should clobber Slovenia and Algeria, which we think will lead to at worst a group win by tiebreaker for the USA.

Rest assured, Brits, we do think England will go on to advance farther than the Americans, but we like the USA, against all +400 odds, to shock the world and win Group C.

Our final Group C standings:

1. USA
2. England
3. Slovenia
4. Algeria

Although there is one thing that can get in the USA's way:

Stay tuned for more!

The Bucky Channel Joins Twitter!

It took over a year after our gentle call-to-arms, but we'll take credit for it anyway. That's right, our friends over at The Bucky Channel have finally joined twitter! Here's what we said on April 18, 2009:

Be sure to leave a comment urging The Bucky Channel to join twitter. Here's what they said last month about the social networking craze:

Twitter sucks so much, it's a stupid trend that is pointless and stupid and doesn't contribute anything beneficial to society and is a waste of time and will fade out within six months and is not worth the trouble to either update or check out people's Twitters. How people are making money off of something so stupid blows my brains and now I must move on before I quit doing The Bucky Channel right this very moment, that is how much I hate Twitter.
Yes, they have finally caved. And yes, we just quoted a quote. You can follow them @thebuckychannel. And of course, you can follow Stock Lemon @stocklemon.

Be sure to follow both sites for more analysis of the 2010 World Cup.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

2010 World Cup: Group B Betting

As we began yesterday, we continue our group-by-group 2010 World Cup betting analysis. Applying our knowledge of the alphabet, we now move to Group B. Let's take a look at the odds to win the group:

Argentina... -200
Nigeria... +450
Greece... +600
South Korea... +1000

Once again, we have to go with the favorite to win this group. Argentina has been a popular favorite pick for years, but they haven't come through since the 80's. We think things will be different for the Argentines this year, and it starts with a complete domination of an inferior Group B. Might as well just HAND it to the Argentines.

As for the runner-up, it's a toss-up. We're going to side with Nigeria, but won't be totally shocked to see Greece or even South Korea pull through to soccer's Sweet 16. So, in order, our Group B Standings look just like the odds:

1. Argentina
2. Nigeria
3. Greece
4. South Korea.

Good news for you alphabet fans out there, we will continue right on down to Group C in our next installment of 2010 World Cup betting analysis.

Stay tuned!

Friday, May 21, 2010

2010 World Cup: Group A Betting

The World Cup is right around the corner, and you'd be wise to fill your cup of soccer knowledge right here at Stock Lemon. Leading up to arguably the biggest single sport event in the world, we will deliver a group-by-group betting breakdown for 2010 World Cup Soccer Betting in South Africa. And we begin, naturally, with Group A.

Here are the odds:

France... EVEN
Uruguay... +400
Mexico... +350
South Africa... +600

Now, it's tempting to take South Africa with the home field advantage. We get that. Those 6/1 odds like mighty good if you think the African applause will be that overpowering, but let's use our heads here. Tempting as the home country might be, the smart money to win this group is on the 2006 runner-up, France. Though the odds are for even money, much less enticing than the others, it's actually a fairly decent bet for a perennial powerhouse such as France to headbutt their way through the group.

If you're in a situation where you can bet for the second place finisher, go with Mexico. They aren't what they used to be, sure, but the 2010 World Cup will feature the future of Mexican soccer. The performance of the young squad will serve as a building block for years to come in Mexican soccer.

For the record, we do predict that the home field advantage will be enough for South Africa to finish third, with a disappointing last place for the Uruguay squad. Our main reason for Uruguay's struggles? Consider the following evidence, in whichever language you speak.

This puts our final Group A standings at:

1. France
2. Mexico
3. South Africa
4. Uruguay

So, there you have it. We like the favorite France, at even money, to come out on top of Group A. Not big on the French? Fear not, there are seven more groups for as to cover, as well as the overall World Cup winner. Stay tuned and remember to get your kicks at Stock Lemon all summer long.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

It's Another Free MLB Pick Friday!

The best way to kick start your weekend? How about a Free MLB Pick from us here at Stock Lemon, which are hitting 67% on the young season?

With Interleague play underway, we plan on taking advantage of these matchups we rarely get to see. Our first Interleague Investment is on Colorado.

Rockies -108 over the Royals

Good luck and stay tuned for more!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Fun Summer at Stock Lemon? Bet on it.

We're approaching the dog days of summer, but around here there will be no such thing. The summer of 2010 will be packed with MLB and World Cup betting action, along with plenty more.

We were hoping to have another Free MLB Pick for you over the weekend, but it didn't materialize. Expect one before the end of this week, however.

In the meantime, if you're feeling adventurous enough to make your own picks, check out the baseball whip stats for pitchers before putting money on them.

Or, if you're a long term thinker, you can always check out the Odds to win the World Series over at Doc's Sports. Good info there.

If baseball isn't your thing, though, NFL Free agency continues to rage on. Now that the draft has concluded, you can see the full list of NFL undrafted free agents. Plenty of info to keep you busy for at least a part of the summer.

The rest of the summer? We'll take care of that.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Make Us Your World Cup Betting Home!

We are fast approaching the 2010 World Cup, and we couldn't be more excited for the first FIFA World Cup since we started the site in December 2007. We missed out on the 2006 version, but fortunately for us they do come around every four years.

For the biggest sporting event in the world, we'll have the biggest coverage in the world and provide you with all your 2010 World Cup Soccer gambling and betting needs.

Check back early and often as we go soccer crazy all summer!

Angels Lift Free MLB Picks to 67%

Like we've been saying, quality over quantity. Though we've only had six Free MLB Picks to date, we've one four of them, giving us a nice 67% on the year. As we've also been saying, they will pick up as the season goes on, but are a little slow in the beginning of the year when the statistical data available isn't as reliable. Patience, lemon lovers.

The Angels blanked the A's 4-0 last night to give us the win and another Free MLB Pick is possible before the weekend... ends.

Stay tuned!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Stop the Presses! A Free MLB Pick Tonight

It's been a slow week here at Stock Lemon, but we finally have another Free MLB Pick for you.

Tonight, our system is banking on a post-perfect letdown from Dallas Braden.

Angels -118 over the A's

Good luck!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Free MLB Pick Saturday

As we hinted at, we do indeed have another Free MLB Pick, today. Unfortunately, it doesn't involve the Braves, but we like it anyway.

Cubs -105 over the Reds

Our picks are hitting 75% so far early in the year, so let's keep it going!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Free MLB Picks Hitting 1.000 Against the Braves

We've been very Brave with our Free MLB Picks so far this year, and it's been paying off. We are now 2-0 when betting against the Braves, which, considering we've only had four picks overall, seems like we have some personal vendetta against them.

That's not the case, of course, but if its within reach of our system, we won't hesitate to pull the trigger again. Sorry Bobby Cox, it's nothing personal!

The Phillies beat the Braves 7-0 tonight, giving us a 3-1 (75%) record this season. Some of you have expressed some frustration at the fact that we are a month in the season and have only had four picks, but we'll say this again: the system takes a little time, but once the picks start coming, they don't stop.

And if they are going to hit at a 75% clip all year, they'll be worth the wait.

There's the possibility for a weekend play, so check back early and often!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Friday's Free MLB Pick

As promised, we have another one of our 67% Free MLB Picks before the weekend. And sorry Atlanta, we hate to pick on the Braves but...

Phillies -124 over the Braves

The Nationals took it to the Braves for our last Free MLB Pick win, and we're hoping to keep the streak alive tomorrow.

Good luck!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Nationals Make it 67% For Free MLB Picks

So what if they are only 2-1, our Free MLB Picks are now batting .667 on the year after the Nationals took care of the Braves today. The best part about it is, they're only 2-1. That means that plenty more picks are on their way here at Stock Lemon.

From the looks of it, we won't have a play tomorrow, but the end of the week has a few possible matchups as of now.

As always, stay tuned!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Free MLB Picks Batting .500

In baseball, hitting .500 is pretty darn good. In baseball betting, it's not great. It's not terrible, but it's not great.

Not that we're overreacting either way. We've only had two picks. But as our Free MLB Pick system picks up, as it will and already might be, we hope that our win percentage is much higher than a couple of the best batting averages--combined.

With that said, let's try to get up to .667 with a home run today. Here's our pick:

Washington Nationals -102 over the Atlanta Braves

Good luck on this fine Tuesday at the ballpark!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Super Saver Wins the Derby!

And with that, we have still never lost a horse racing bet.

Super Saver came out victorious at yesterday's Kentucky Derby, giving us our first horse racing win in our first horse racing bet. That's right, 100 percent, folks.

Earlier, we posted a Seinfeld video on why we picked Super Saver--the horse is a mudder. Super Saver made us, and the tipsters on the Subway, look pretty good in the rain yesterday.

The next few weeks will be picking up big time here at Stock Lemon, so stay tuned.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Have a Comment?

As you might have noticed, we've disabled the comments section here to eliminate the spam comments we have been receiving. In the meantime, if you do have a comment or question, please send us an e-mail at We will be sure to answer it over e-mail or, if you're lucky, in our new summer feature--the Stock Lemon Mail Bag!