2 Things Bettors Need to Know Today (May 11)

If you are looking for a brief summary of what you need to know today to make informed betting choices, you’ve come to the right place!

We’ll make sure you’ve got the most up-to-date map before you embark on your sports betting voyage.

1. NHL postseason

Another year, another postseason disappointment for the Capitals. In a dramatic Game 7, the Caps once again came up short in a fashion that will inspire several weeks of “Ovechkin’s a bum and so is Braden Holtby” takes.

Whatever, not important.

In the Eastern Conference finals, a battered, beaten-up Pittsburgh team will take on the Ottawa Senators. The Senators are in the middle of a mild Cinderella run, and the oddsmakers have them as a pretty clear underdog. In normal circumstance, the Penguins are the better team, but with all their injuries, +150 for the Senators is a bet to think about. What if Crosby’s concussion progresses? What if Fleury goes back to his wild ways?

2. Donald J Trump isn’t that eager for the door

You can currently place bets that the sitting president will leave office before 2017 is out, and at +350, they’re pretty strong. That’s an implied probability of 22%, and while The Donald says and does some pretty wacky stuff, he still controls a unitary government. For him to be forced out of office, a Republican House and Senate would have to oust a member of their own party, a man who, for all his antics, has largely cooperated with the GOP on their agenda. Also: is there anything Donald Trump could do that would warrant impeachment that he hasn’t already done, either in his first hundred days or before he was elected?

The other scenario, of course, is that Trump leaves on his own volition. That’s a notion that may have some traction. The man is obviously not enjoying his time in the White House and has no personal stake in remaining there. Still, +350 is wishful thinking, the same wishful thinking that had him at +10,000 when he was leading the primary polls.

Geoff Johnson

MTS co-founder Geoff Johnson is a lifelong Mets fan, something he can't do anything about. He has a great track record when it comes to wagering on baseball – largely because he's more than willing to bet against the Mets. His career profits are impressive, but not quite as good as his handsome friend Frank Lorenzo. He wishes he hadn't let Frank write his profile.