Premier League Team of the Week

first_img Daniels, Bournemouth. Played: 90mins (1-0 v Chelsea) – Bournemouth have scored plenty of goals since joining the top table but Daniels and Co showed they can keep the big boys out too with a clean sheet at Stamford Bridge. Shawcross, Stoke. Played: 90mins. (2-0 v Man City) – After taking eight attempts to record a clean sheet in Shawcross’ absence, Stoke have now kept opponents at bay in four of the five games since he returned. Reid, West Ham. Played: 90mins (0-0 v Man Utd) – Louis van Gaal’s United were left frustrated again at Old Trafford and New Zealander Reid, the immovable object at the heart of the Hammers’ defence, was a large part of that. Cresswell, West Ham. Played: 90mins. (0-0 v Man Utd) – The energetic left-back helped keep United at bay at one end while producing the delivery which almost led to a goal for the visitors at the other. Shaqiri, Stoke. Played: 70mins. (2-0 v Man City) – This was the moment Stoke fans have been waiting for ever since Shaqiri swapped Milan for Staffordshire as he terrorised Manuel Pellegrini’s side and produced a pair of assists. Wijnaldum, Newcastle. Played: 90 mins (2-0 v Liverpool) – The Dutch international could have revived Newcastle’s season in early December – even if Martin Skrtel’s key deflection may well rob him of a double against Liverpool. Alli, Tottenham. Played: 80mins. (1-1 v West Brom) – Roy Hodgson was watching England’s new bright hope and he did not leave disappointed as teenager Alli scored his third goal for club and country since the start of November. Mahrez, Leicester. Played: 90mins. (3-0 v Swansea) – No Jamie Vardy goal, no problem for new league leaders Leicester, for whom Mahrez scored a hat-trick and took his tally for the season into double figures. Arnautovic, Stoke. Played: 90mins. (2-0 v Man City) – A first-half brace from the Austrian put City to the sword and his only disappointment was not scoring a hat-trick when he had other good chances. Ighalo, Watford. Played: 90 mins. (2-0 v Norwich) – Striker Igahlo won the penalty which broke the deadlock for the Hornets and then finished off a chance himself to score his 25th goal of an incredible calendar year. Lloris, Tottenham. Played: 90mins. (1-1 v West Brom) – No clean sheet for the France and Spurs captain but his fantastic reflex save to deny Jonas Olsson’s volley late on extended the north Londoners’ unbeaten run to 14 games.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Matthews’ career best 7-wicket haul hands Barbados dominant victory

first_imgHaley Matthews produced a breathtaking allround performance with bat and ball to run riot over the Leeward Islands as Barbados claimed a seven-wicket victory in their first outing in the Colonial Medical Insurance Women’s Super50 Championship.Playing at the Everest Cricket Club ground, Barbados skittled out Leeward Islands before lunch and then needed just 13.1 overs to overhaul their target.Matthew’s had a career-best haul with the ball, claiming seven scalps for just 27 runs off her 8.4 overs, to bowl out Leeward Islands for just 88, while her opening knock of 23 from 18 balls (4×5) set the foundation for Barbados’ successful run chase.Only three Leeward Islands batters managed to reach double figures with the highest score being 25 while the other highest scores were 13 and 11.Three of Matthews’ victims were bowled while the rest were LBWs and catches; her support came from Shakira Selman who claimed one wicket from 5 overs, conceding just 8 runs.In their chase, Barbados were given a flying start from Matthews before she was out, caught for 23, Captain Deandra Dottin then marshalled her side home, ending unbeaten on 34 (4x4s, 2x6s) to help Barbados win by 7 wickets in just 13.1 overs.Barbados are the reigning champions of the tournament and their next opposition will be Windward Islands at the Providence National Stadium, while Guyana will face Jamaica at Everest and Leeward Islands will take on Trinidad and Tobago at Bourda.last_img read more

Today’s MLB Picks: Betting odds, Vegas totals, expert gambling advice for Friday, June 7

first_imgFriday’s MLB slate is one of the most loaded that we have seen this season in terms of value, as the the BetQL models are listing five games with three-star value bets on the money line and another four games as at least 2.5-star run line bets.We have swung and missed on the Twins twice already this week, but we will be targeting them one more as road favorites against the Tigers. Minnesota has been the most profitable team to bet on in all of baseball this season, and it is yet again undervalued. The other game that we are going to target is the Yankees against the run line as they travel to Cleveland to kick off a weekend series with the Indians, who finally look to be turning things around after a slow start. German leads the AL in wins along with Justin Verlander and has a decent ERA of 3.66. The Yankees have been great on the road this season, including a record of 8-4 over their past 12 games away from home. You can certainly look to take the Yankees on the money line at -130, but the BetQL models see more value taking them -1.5 at +130.BetQL Pick: New York Yankees Run Line (+130)Check out BetQL Mobile App’s Trending Picks and Public Betting tool before making all your bets, and follow me on Twitter (@DFSBenj) for even more NFL, NBA, MLB and PGA daily fantasy and sports betting content. Watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZNBefore we get into Friday’s picks, remember that plenty of strategy goes into putting together a winning ticket, and the best place to start is the BetQL Mobile App. Our Trending Picks and Public Betting tools are a massive advantage when you’re making bets, regardless of bankroll size. For more gambling and MLB DFS advice, follow me on Twitter (@DFSBenj).MORE ROTOQL: DFS Lineup BuilderMLB Picks: Odds, betting trends for Friday, June 7** All lines are subject to change. The best way to stay up to date on the current lines is to become a BetQL subscriber.Minnesota Twins at Detroit TigersStarting Pitchers: TBA vs. Matthew BoydMoney Line: MIN -140, DET +120Run Line: MIN -1.5 (+115),  DET +1.5 (-135)Total: O/U 8.5 RunsBy now, you know how much I love betting on the Twins, and despite dropping two of three in their last series to the Indians, they still remain the most profitable team on which to bet. Minnesota will head on the road to face the Tigers tonight as -140 favorites. Going on the road hasn’t been a hindrance to Minnesota at all this season, as it leads the league in road wins with 21 and has the second-highest road winning percentage at 65 percent, trailing only the Rays.The Twins have not announced a starting pitcher for tonight and there is a good chance that they use tonight as a bullpen day with no pitcher throwing more than a few innings. Detroit will likely have the advantage either way with Matthew Boyd on the mound, but this Twins team is substantially better in all other facets of the game. The BetQL models have handicapped this game at MIN -205, and it listed as the joint-highest rated value bet of the slate.BetQL Picks: Minnesota Twins Money Line (-140)MORE FRIDAY MLB: DFS picks | SP rankingsNew York Yankees at Cleveland IndiansStarting Pitchers: Domingo German vs. Zach PlesacMoney Line: NYY -130, CLE +110Run Line: NYY -1.5 (+130), CLE +1.5 (-150)Total: O/U 9 RunsThe Indians have to be one of the most disappointing teams in the league this season, as their record is only a mediocre 31-31 through 62 games. Their offense got off to an abysmal start, but it has started to turn it around over the past few weeks mostly due to the hot bat of Francisco Lindor. With that being said, they are at a mismatch tonight in a matchup with the Yankees, who will be starting Domingo German.last_img read more