Rico Bosco's "Bosco's Bets"


Welcome back to another edition of Rico Bosco’s “Bosco’s Bets” presented by OddsShark.com. For those of you living under a rock for the last decade, OddsShark is the internet’s go-to spot for trends, stats, and all the research needed before placing your wager.

Let’s start it off.


– The Preakness Stakes goes off Saturday. As you can imagine Nyquist is an extremely heavy favorite to come out on top after a really good showing in the Derby. One thing to consider this weekend is that the track will likely be wet with a 90% chance of rain in the area tomorrow. As Mike Dempsey explains, that wet track is of no concern to Exaggertor. Find the entire breakdown from OddsShark’s experts here.

– Here’s a view of Saturday’s Preakness odds :


– Things could have taken a gloomy turn for the Warriors if they dropped another game to the Thunder at home and been down 0-2. However, it’s near impossible to keep Curry, Thompson and company that cold twice in a row as the Thunder quickly learned in a blowout Game 2 loss. As a result, the books in Vegas have adjusted back the NBA Title future prices on the Warriors to -140 from +110. Our man Stephen Campbell has the scoop here.

– Just over a year ago, Gaz, Hank and Prez devoted their livelihood to Tom Brady by spending the night in jail for him. It’s a year later and Brady is suspended once again, leaving Prez and company back to defend the wall. While that provides loads of comedic content, the real story is that the Patriots haven’t truly been affected; in Vegas that is.

Despite Tom Brady’s four-game Deflategate suspension, the futures now have the New England Patriots back on top as favorites to win Super Bowl LI. The Seahawks took a slight edge above the Patriots, but a few weeks later, New England are once again installed as favorites. Joe Osborne’s full breakdown as well as all 32 teams odds can be found here. In my opinion, it’s never too early to get in a wager you think has big value.

– For all you Hockey guys, don’t think I forgot the Stanley Cup Playoffs are heating up. Looking for a team to wager on with some value ? Andrew Avery is leaning to the Sharks , given their hot trends on the home ice. Grab his full thoughts right here.

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Schedule/ Trends

– The NBA is off tonight, but Toronto hosts Cleveland tomorrow, and OKC hosts Golden State Sunday.

Preview/trends for Eastern Conference Finals Game 3 

Preview/trends for Western Conference Finals Game 3


– Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh square off tonight with the Pens as a -140 favorite. All trends can be found here.



– MLB has a full slate of games as always tonight. OddsShark has you covered with trends of every game, but check out these that jumped out the most to me :


Computer Picks 

– One tool in OddsShark’s arsenal we haven’t mentioned here yet is it’s computer picks. For every game, every sport, OddsShark uses it’s research and algorithms to predict a score to each event. OddsShark is even nice enough to tell you the public’s pick right next to it, for those of you who like to fade the public.

Here’s an example :

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For all the computer’s picks on MLB games, click here.


-Everyone have a great weekend, especially my man Hank. The OG Rico Rider.

CFB YTD: +31.15 units College Football 2015-2016 Season, 183-152-7 (+15.8 units) Regular season College Basketball via Twitter, +7.7 units in the NCAA Tournament. For all stats and trends check out OddsShark.com & follow @Rico_Bosco on twitter for picks,  birthday wishes to Mike Francesa, questions, all things floral hats, admiration of D’Jais, and overall entertainment.