UFC 199 Free Picks and Predictions 6/4

UFC 199 Free Picks and Predictions 6/4

UFC 199 Free Picks 6/4


HRWager’s UFC 199 Free Picks looks to build bankroll momentum for the banner MMA event later on.  This pay per view on Saturday has solid fighters with lots of underdog value to sink one’s teeth into.  Fox Sports 1 has the prelims at 8PM with the main card being on ppv near 10PM EST.  Let us see what Rockhold vs Bisping and other fights have for us here at the HRW.


UFC 199 Free Picks : Two Title Fights

Have to feel for Michael Bisping.  Very good win for him over Anderson Silva in Feb.  He takes this fight as a replacement for Chris Weidman because of his neck injury.  A title shot for the first time in almost a decade.  The reality is that Luke Rockhold is a -650 favorite and might be even stronger against Bisping than these odds indicate.  If Bisping were not long in the tooth at 37 then one can go for the near +500 in value.  Alas Rockhold is in his prime at 31 and even better than when they fought two years earlier.  That time was a dismantlement and it should be this time.  Parlay Rockhold ML into your other wagers today to get a slightly higher payday from the Octagon.

Cruz vs Faber

Plenty of advantage for the champion in this one.  Dominick Cruz has no easy exploits as his defense is above average.  High fitness level to handle long hard fights.  He has not lost a tussle since 2007 ironically to Faber.  Urijah is another older fighter but has kept good form going into this one.  Most of his wins are the submission variety from a very good ground game.  His grappling skills are decent as well.  Dominick has overinflated odds of -450 that should not be bet on.  The total in rounds is at 4 1/2 with the over near -230.  This is where the other leg of our parlay should be pegged at.  Champ dictates pace in this one and he will outpoint Urijah for a dominant decision in the other headliner of the night.

Two excellent title fights.  Challengers are advanced in age which will work against both of them.  Bipsing ML with the over 4 1/2 from the Cruz Faber fight is where your profit parlay should be pummeled.  Good fortune and we will see you on Saturday here at HRWager.


COPA Free Pick : Colombia vs United States 6/3

COPA Free Pick : Colombia vs United States 6/3

COPA Free Pick 6/3


Soccer comes in to the summer sports scene with our COPA Free Pick to start things off.  Big tournament for all of the Americas and one that the United States has historically done poorly in.  Now they have a decent price near +800 to win the whole thing.  USA hosts this summertime event.  So let us deduce some winners here at HRWager starting with June 3rd at 9:30PM this evening.


COPA Free Pick : Current vs Historical

To put this in perspective, let us look at the three way odds tonight.

  1. US +165
  2. Colombia +175
  3. Draw +210

Few no what to make of this game.  Rarely will you see such an even distribution on the three way.  In part it is the pedigree of past performances in this tournament.  Three straight losses which saw the States just score twice.  Also Colombia has had their number owning them to the tune of a 4-1-1 record as of late.  Now we have to balance this against the recent surge on home soil.  USMNT has won six straight at home.  With such conflicting trends, no wonder the oddsmakers are playing such a middle line in this one.

Another Dark Horse

With only Argentina really standing out, Colombia has gained some steam as a darkhorse to win this event.  High scoring attack that has netted them nine goals total in their last three games.  They have used the momentum of a good 14 World Cup and has built the national team up quite nicely from there.  With a clash of such strong teams so early on, cautious play will dictate the night especially on the United States side.  Jurgen Klinsmann is under not so subtle pressure for a good result to help keep his job.

Which team dictates tempo is the key here?  US will slow it down as they can not afford to slug it out against a Colombia team that does well on offense.  Oddsmakers have set this at 2 1/2 with the over getting much plus profit near +130.  This is our clue as the host nation keeps the score down according to the experts.  Look for a draw in this one.  Three way at over +200 for an even game is our COPA Free Pick to open things up.  Good fortune and we will see you next time here at HRWager.