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UFC Fight Night Denver: Shevchenko vs. Peña – Bet with Bitcoin

· January 28, 2017 · 7:00 am

Let’s have a look at this week’s UFC fight card and recap the NFL playoff picks from last week to see how we did with our Bitcoin bets. 

Last week, the NFL playoffs came to an end. Now, the Atlanta Falcons will face the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. To Meryl Streep’s delight there are no NFL games this weekend, but to her disgust, there is a UFC card, and it is stacked. But first, let’s review our last week’s NFL picks…

Last Week’s NFL Picks Recap

The Atlanta Falcons destroyed the Green Bay Packers with a final score of 21-44. The Packers had too many dropped balls and turnovers. In the playoffs, you can not drop that many passes and turnover the ball that much if you want to win.

There was also a crucial turnover when Green Bay fumbled the ball in the red zone. There was enough scoring on both sides that the over 60 was no problem for the game total. In the second half, Aaron Rodgers took the matter into his own hands running for first downs rather than passing to his receivers that were dropping passes left and right.

My picks went 1-1 for this game, Green Bay +4.5 was a loss and over 60 points game total was a win.

The Patriots dominated the Steelers most of the game. In the third quarter, the Patriots sealed the deal with 16 unanswered points. All of the under 50 total points bettors were getting nervous, and then it happened. The Steelers got a touchdown and then, of course, the Patriots answered back with a touchdown and then the under was toast. 1-1 on this game too: Patriots -6 win under 50 points total loss

Picks record for the NFL playoffs is 3-3

Fight Night: Donald Cerrone vs. Jorge Masvidal

Masvidal is coming off a first-round knockout of Jake Ellenberger. After three fights in a row going the distance, this was a noticeable change in Masvidal’s tempo. He is known for being a very technical striker preferring to counterstrike and has lost some close decisions perhaps because his opponent was more active. Masvidal has solid take downs and takedown defense but is known for his stand up.


In this fight, he will need to put Cerrone under pressure and back him up. After moving to the 170 lbs. division, Cerrone has been on fire. He is on a four win fight streak finishing all fights in the distance. This fight should take place standing and Cerrone needs to put Masvidal under pressure. If Cerrone stays active and initiates the striking exchanges, I have a feeling that it will be a long night for Masvidal. I do not see Masvidal being able to get Cerrone to back up or that he will be able to out point Cerrone on his feet and get a decision.

Pick: Cerrone 1.62 at Cloudbet

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Julianna Peña

This fight will likely determine the next opponent to fight Nunes for the title. Shevchenko is a highly decorated striker with multiple kickboxing titles. In this fight, her takedown defense will be put to the test. Against Nunes, she had some problems defending the takedown and was not able to do much until round three when Nunes was tired. When she fought Kaufmann in her UFC debut, she surprised many by taking her down in round one. That fight ended with Kaufmann on top in mount.


Although Shevchenko has shown takedown defense, I do not think it will be enough to stop Peña from getting her down. Since the main threat from Peña is the takedown, this will also make it harder for Shevchenko to use her kicks. When the main part of the fight is up against the cage and on the ground that is the kind of fight Peña wants.

Although Shevchenko is a decorated striker, we have not seen her put anyone away in her UFC career. Peña has shown that she is one of the strongest wrestlers in the division. She rag dolled the strong Cat Zingano in her last victory at UFC 200. Shevchenko’s lack of ability to get up once taken down makes me think this is going to be a long night for her.

Pick: Peña 2.26 at Cloudbet

This fight card also features 17 year MMA veteran Arlovski against up coming Ngannou as well as Alex-Caceres “Bruce Lee Roy” against Jason Knight.

Moreover, next weekend is the Super Bowl. Be sure to drop by as I go over the game and some of the more interesting prop bets that are offered. Once again, our preferred Bitcoin sports betting portal is Cloudbet, which offers some of the best odds on the market.

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What are your picks for UFC Fight Night Denver? Let us know in the comments below

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NFL Playoffs Round 2: Here’s How to Bet with Bitcoin

· January 13, 2017 · 4:00 am

If you are planning to bet on the next round of the NFL playoffs, bitcoin will be the best way to move funds in and out of a sportsbook.

NFL Playoffs: Divisional Round

The NFL season has come to a close and the wildcard round of the playoffs behind us. In the first round of the playoffs all of the favorites won. Will the trend continue into the divisional round?


Ten out of the last eleven years had one home team losing in the divisional round of the playoffs. Will having one week off be the edge that some teams need to get the win? Let’s have a look at the games and the lines as well as how to bet with Bitcoin.

Seahawks vs. Falcons

On Saturday, the 14th of January, the Seahawks face the Falcons. The Seahawks are coming off a good showing against the Lions. They were able to establish the run game and held the Lions to two field goals on defense. The Seahawks looked good, but that was at home against the Lions with QB Stratford wearing his famous “glove” as he played yet another game with a finger splint and injured finger. The season was hot and cold for the Seahawks, do they have it together now that they are in the playoffs?


Atlanta has been a scoring machine in the regular season. They are number one in average points per game at 33.8. QB Matt Ryan has almost 5,000 yards in the regular season and Running Back Freeman has 1,079. The Falcons have relied on their offense to get a lot of points to win games as the defense has given up a lot of points. Can the Seahawks contain the Atlanta Offense or will the Falcons put 40 points of their own on the board? Do not underestimate the revenge factor.

The Falcons lost to the Seahawks this year in week six 26 to 24. If the Seahawks can get ahead and establish the run game as they did against the Lions then the Falcons will have a hard time scoring. I do not see that happening though, and if Atlanta gets behind get ready for some bombs from Matt Ryan.

Pick Game Total: Over 51 points

Texans vs. Patriots

After the Texans’ QB Osweiler had a good game against Oakland he will have to go into Gillette Stadium to face the Patriots. Earlier in the 2016 season the Texans were shut out at Gillette Stadium and that was with the third string QB Brissett. This time the Patriots will be in full force and the sportsbooks think that it will a slaughter. Brady has been quoted as saying that there is “nothing easy” about facing the Texans but the books disagree.


Currently, The Texans are a 16 point underdog, the fourth largest underdog in NFL playoff history. That being said, do you really want to lay 16 points in a playoff game? I can see the Pats coming out strong in the first half.

Pick First Half: Patriots -10

Here are some more good matchups:

  • Chiefs -2 vs. Steelers +2
  • Packers +4.5 vs. Cowboys -4.5

Will the Chiefs be able to get it done at home or will the momentum of the Steelers be too much? The Cowboys’ star rookie quarterback Dak Prescott goes up against veteran Aaron Rodgers.

Will this game be a changing of the guards or a reality check for a rookie? Can Texas cover the massive 16 point spread or are they ready to pull off what would be maybe the biggest upset in playoff history? Join us in the Sports Betting Telegram Chat to discuss your bets. You can also try Cloudbet, which offers some of the best odds on the market, according to our research.


[Full disclosure: Bitcoinist is a partner of CloudBet]

What are your picks for this week’s games? Share your predictions below!

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NFL Week 8: Bet on Football With Bitcoin

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NFL Week 8: Bet on Football With Bitcoin

After last week’s shocking 6-6 tie between the Cardinals and the Seahawks, this week in NFL starts out on Thursday night when the Jaguars face the Titans. The Dallas Cowboys are coming off a by week and face the Eagles at home, and the Pathers are also coming off a by week and face the Cardinals at home. Will the Panthers be able to bounce back after a terrible start of the season? This will be a good test at home for the Panthers. 

Also Read: Trump vs. Clinton: Bet on America’s Future With Bitcoin

How can you bet on the games? The easiest way to bet on the NFL is to use Bitcoin. You can load your sportsbook account and get a bonus for depositing. Let’s take a look at one of the big games this week.

NFL Bitcoin Betting Picks

Patriots Vs. Bills

This rivalry is not only players vs. players but a battle of coaches Rex Ryan vs. Bill-Belichick.

This time, the Pats travel to Buffalo will be a road favorite, a position they are used to being in. At first glance, you might think that the Bills do not have a chance. However, last year the Bills destroyed the Pats 16-0, as the saying goes, “on any given Sunday.”

Currently, the Bills are 4-3 and in second place in the AFC East, and the Pats are first in the division at 6-1, losing only to the Texans. On paper, New England is getting almost 100 yards more in passing yards per game and Buffalo has about 30 yards more rushing per game. The rest of the offensive stats are about even. On defense, both teams have been on the field 456 times, and the Bills have only given up ten more yards as the Patriots.

Line Movement

One of the most bet-on teams in the NFL is the Patriots. Last week against the Steelers, around 90 percent of the bets were on the Patriots — with only 10 percent on the Steelers.

The Patriots are a “public” team. Everyone and their mom throws money at the Pats, and a lot of the time they do not really pay attention to the odds or the point spread. This time around, you are going to want to pay attention to the point spread.

This line started at -5 Patriots and is already at -6.5. If you are going to bet on New England, go ahead and do it now when you can get anything -7 or less. If you want to bet on the Bills on the spread, then you should wait. There should be plenty of public money coming in on New England on Sunday, and the line could go to -7.5 or higher and then you can take Bills +7 or higher.


My two picks are Patriots -6.5 and first quarter under 7.5 points. The line for the first quarter is not out, but I expect the defenses to be fresh, and both teams will be happy to start with a field goal if they are in the distance.

Theo and Tony go over all the odds for this week´s NFL games

When you are betting on NFL, do not forget the most common margins of victory. Most games have a margin of victory of 3 or 7 points. The difference between -7 and -7.5 is huge. If you can bet on spreads that cross the common margins of victory, you have increased your chances of winning significantly. If you are betting on an underdog consider placing half your bet on the Moneyline (outright win no spread) and half on the point spread. Do not overbet.

There are games every week, and there is no reason to bet on every game.

What are your picks? Do you have questions about point spreads? Post them in the comments below!

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