For the love of money … money! The Inside Word’s mail for September 15

Updated: September 14, 2017

Free Money Day is an annual, global event held on this day (September 15) since 2011 as a social experiment and to promote sharing and alternative economic ideas. The day marks the anniversary of the Lehman Brothers’ 2008 filing for bankruptcy. Participants offer their own money to passing strangers at public places, two coins or notes at a time. Recipients are asked to pass on one of the notes or coins to someone else. So let’s grab some of the bookies’ money and spread the love today!


MLB betting (September 15)

A turnaround in their play at home has placed the Minnesota Twins in control of the second wild card in the American League as they bid for their first postseason berth since 2010. The Twins have won 10 of their past 12 at Target Field as they prepare to host the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday for the opener of their four-game series. With Jose Berrios coming off a quality start, the Twin should be able to keep the Blue Jay bats quiet and send the total ‘under’; overall record: 302-16-271, +42.91 units

Confirmed betting (card finalised)

Toronto Blue Jays @ Minnesota Twins -9.5 (one unit @ $1.87)
Oakland Athletics @ Boston Red Sox -1.5 (one unit @ $1.85)
Cincinnati Reds @ St. Louis Cardinals -1.5 (one unit @ $1.93)
Baltimore Orioles @ New York Yankees -1.5 (one unit @ $2.02)
New York Mets @ Chicago Cubs -1.5 (one unit @ $1.95)
Colorado Rockies @ Arizona Diamondbacks -1.5 (one unit @ $2.12)

Today’s other games

Chicago White Sox @ Detroit Tigers
Atlanta Braves @ Washington Nationals
Miami Marlins @ Philadelphia Phillies
Kansas City Royals @ Cleveland Indians
Seattle Mariners @ Texas Rangers
Houston Astros @ Los Angeles Angels

Yesterday’s results: 3-0-3, +1.53 units

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Milwaukee Brewers -1.5 (two units @ $2.33) WIN (2-8)
Los Angeles Dodgers @ San Francisco Giants +1.5 (one unit @ $2.06) LOSE (4-1)
Oakland Athletics @ Boston Red Sox -1.5 (one unit @ $2.09) LOSE (7-3)
Detroit Tigers @ Cleveland Indians -9.5 (one unit @ $1.95) WIN (3-5)
Colorado Rockies @ Arizona Diamondbacks +9.5 (one unit @ $1.92) WIN (2-8)
Miami Marlins WIN @ Philadelphia Phillies (one unit @ $2.35) LOSE (1-8)


Europa League betting (September 14-15)

After two busy sessions of Champions League matchday 1 action, the focus shifts to the Europa League this morning (AET) where clubs including Arsenal, AC Milan, Lyon and Marseille will be chasing a piece of continental silverware. The depth in this competition is impressive with almost half of the sides having played in the Champions League over the past five years.

Hapoel Be’er Sheva WIN v FC Lugano (two units @ $1.70)
Marseille v Konyaspor BTS (one unit @ $2.00)
Atalanta WIN v Everton (one unit @ $2.30)
Vardar Skopje v FC Zenit St Petersburg -1/hcp (one unit @ $2.30)
Villareal v Astana BTS (one unit @ $2.30)
Real Sociedad -1.5/AH v Rosenborg (one unit @ $2.00)
1899 Hoffenheim -2/hcp v Sporting Braga (one unit @ $2.45)
Hertha BSC v Athletic Bilbao DRAW (one unit @ $3.20)
Vitoria Guimaraes v RB Salzburg +2.5/total (one unit @ $2.00)
SV Zulte Waregam v OGC Nice WIN (one unit @ $2.40)


NCAA Football betting (week 3 for September 15)

This week 3 opener in College Football features a Mountain West match-up between two sides that suffered narrow losses last week – Boise State lost 47-44 in overtime to the nationally ranked Washington State Cougars while New Mexico failed a two-point conversion that would have tied the game in a 30-28 home loss to rival New Mexico State. Wyoming went to the MWC title game last season, but Boise State and New Mexico finished with respectable 10- and nine-win seasons going 6-2 in league play for a three-way tie on top of the division. With such high stakes for both programs, we expect the Lobos to make this a competitive affair and keep the score well within two touchdowns; overall record: 10-1-6, +3.36 units

NCAAF week 2: New Mexico Lobos (1-1, 0-0 MW) @ Boise State Broncos (1-1, 0-0 MW)
Where: Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID
When: Friday, September 15, 10am (AET)
Lines: Boise State -16, O/U 56.5
Confirmed bet: New Mexico +16 (two units @ $1.98)

Most recent results: 0-0-1, -1.0 units

Oklahoma State @ South Alabama +28 (one unit @ $1.92) LOSE (44-7)


Racing preview (September 15)

Champion trainer Darren Weir will have his first ever runner at Newcastle today with the in-form European import Pacodali in the $175,000 G3 XXXX Gold Newcastle Cup (2300m). The Newcastle Cup is the highlight of an eight-race program that includes four Group 3 events. Pacodali has won his last three starts – two at Flemington and one at Moonee Valley. He is a stout stayer and at his last outing over the 2040m at Moonee Valley, the five-year-old came from near last to beat 2016 Melbourne Cup winner Almandin.

Today’s highlights

Newcastle R5 (3.20pm) G3 $150,000 NBN News NJC 3YO Spring Stakes (1600m, set weights, 3yo)
Newcastle R6 (3.55pm) G3 $150,000 Australian Bloodstock Cameron Handicap (1500m, handicap, min. weight 54kg)
Newcastle R7 (4.35pm) G3 $175,000 XXXX Gold Newcastle Gold Cup (2300m, handicap, min. weight 54kg, 3yo+)
Newcastle R8 (5.10pm) G3 $150,000 Yarraman Park Tibbie Stakes (1400m, set weights + penalties, fillies & mares)

Today’s racing: Ipswich (Qld – good 4), Newcastle (NSW – good 4), Corowa (NSW – good 4), Swan Hill (Vic – good 4), Sunshine Coast (Qld – good 3). Harness racing: Tamworth (NSW), Albion Park (Qld), Leeton (NSW), Melton (Vic), Gloucester Park (WA), Hobart (Tas). Greyhound racing: Healesville (Vic), Casino (NSW), Strathalbyn (SA), The Gardens (NSW), Bendigo (Vic), Ipswich (Qld), Wagga (NSW), Traralgon (Vic), Richmond (NSW), Geelong (Vic), Mandurah (WA).

Confirmed betting (card finalised)

Newcastle R5 #4 Merovee (win)
Newcastle R6 #1 Sound Proposition (win)
Newcastle R7 #1 Destiny’s Kiss (E/W)
Swan Hill R2 #10 Suplex City (win)
Swan Hill R4 #10 Here Comes Lenni (win)
Corowa R7 #6 Arena Queen (win)

Yesterday’s results (WIN-PLACE-UNPLACED): 5-0-1, +5.6 units; overall 2017-18 season record (WIN-PLACE-UNPLACED): 88-5-125, +31.3 units

Bendigo R3 #1 Anchor Bid (win) 1st ($2.40)
Bendigo R6 #11 Leather’n’lace (win) 1st ($1.90)
Grafton R1 #6 Cool Prince (win) 1st ($5.30)
Northam R4 #9 Superior Smile (win) 1st ($1.40)
Kilcoy R2 #3 Last Round (win) 1st ($2.60)
Kilcoy R3 #2 Karaharaga (win) LOSE (2nd)



• Selections are listed in three categories – 1) Suggested (likely bet but yet to be finalised); 2) Confirmed (locked in at the price listed); and 3) Leans (tips, but not recommended bets); all times quoted are Australian Eastern Time (AET); prices with thanks to Pinnacle (except where markets are not available), correct at time of publication. Results/comments on today’s game will follow in the next post.

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