Rico Bosco's "Bosco's Bets"


Holiday weekend edition of Bosco’s Bets, presented by OddsShark.com . The All-American place on the internet for trends, odds, articles, and stats guaranteed to get you the most information before placing your bet.


Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

This year is the 100th edition. Last year’s champ Matt Stonie is looking for back to back victories. He edges out competition staple Joey Chestnut.


Everyone is getting into the spirit of competition as OddsShark staff hosted their own Hot Dog Eating contest, and our boy Big Cat is in the competition officially. For more on the odds and the total number of dogs eaten by the winner, read Joe Osborne’s breakdown.

NBA Rookie Of The Year Odds

As expected, Ben Simmons is expected to win the Rookie of The Year award. Good thing they don’t judge the award on defense…. Stephen Campbell gives you his take here. Full odds shown below.


 UFC 200

Brock Lesnar and Mark Hunt square off next week in a highly anticipated fight. Justin Hartling gives you the odds on each fighter, length of the fight, method of victory and more. Read up on all the props here.

Extras :

-Maybe I’ve been asleep at the wheel, but I’ve never come across betting if or if not teams will make the NFL playoffs. Bovada has a full list of every teams odds here. At first glance, here’s a few I like :

Houston Texans will not make playoffs +105

Cincinnati Bengals will not make the playoff +135

Indianapolis Colts will make the playoffs -165

All odds via Bovada

– College Football win totals are out. Bovada lists all the marquee big name teams, and as you know I love the middle conference teams, however one pick that jumped out that I really like , and may not be a popular opinion is : Tennessee UNDER 10 wins -165 . They have a lot of talent, but again, I’m still not sold on this team being elite.


@SamSays09 returns looking for to go 3 for 3 as a guest picker. Here we go with his take :

“We head to Seattle for tonight’s pick between the Mariners and Orioles. Let’s take a closer look:

*All stats are as of Thursday afternoon

Kevin Gausman gets the ball for the O’s, coming off a great outing in his last start, going 7.2 shutout innings at home vs Tampa. It’s been a different story on the road for him, though, as he is 0-4 in 7 starts, while sporting a 5.11 ERA and hitters batting .302 off him. While somewhat of a small sample size (43 AB’s), the Mariners are hitting .349 off Gausman lifetime. Robbie Cano leads the way having gone 5-9.

Opposing Gausman will be journeyman lefty, Wade LeBlanc. He’s got a career 4.41 ERA and an UGLY 1.41 WHIP spanning over 7 seasons.  Interestingly enough, in 2014 and 2015 combined, he had a higher ERA at home then on the road, (5.80 vs 3.86.).

Orioles come into this game red hot, having won 7 straight…amassing a whopping 68 runs in their last 8 games!  Furthermore, they haven’t scored less than 5 in any of them. Orioles are 5-1 in their last 6 vs lefties and the over has hit in 4 straight. 9 of 13 on the road. The O’s have also tied the MLB of homers in a Month with 55 (not including last night’s game).

The Pick: Orioles/Mariners OVER 8.5 total runs. I think the Orioles almost take care of this one by themselves, and will predict a score of 7-4.  “


Enjoy the 4th of July. Have a hot dog, hug a veteran, and thank Hank for keeping this company running. God Bless America !


Total Record of featured “Bosco Bets” picks : 33-25-3 YTD (doesn’t include Guest picks)

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 all my other picks, NCAA Tournament analysis , birthday wishes to Mike Francesa, questions, all things floral hats, admiration of D’Jais, and overall entertainment.