Antonio Brown turns 30, won’t pay attention to my age
Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown did more before turning 30 than a lot of players do in their entire careers.
Brown’s 733 catches and 9,910 yards are more than any other receiver since he entered the league and he reached 700 catches faster than any other player in league history. Brown’s 2017 season also closed a five-year stretch that saw Brown compile more catches and receiving yards than any other player over any other five-year span in league history.
Brad Keller (R), 5 percent, Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox: Keller’s rookie campaign has been uneven, part and parcel to being a first-year hurler. He’s coming off his worst outing of the season against the Red Sox, though that’s nothing to be ashamed of as Boston is causing fits for pitchers of all shapes and sizes. If Keller wants to be a rotation mainstay long-term, he needs to improve his strikeout rate, currently a meager 14 percent. Just 22 years old, the right-hander’s minor league pedigree portends improvement, though not to the dominant level. On Friday, Keller draws a White Sox club that can wholesale nfl jerseys aid his strikeout pace as the Pale Hose whiff at a 26 percent clip against right-handers along with checking in with a low .311 wOBA.
Wei-Yin Chen (L), 1 percent, Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies: Chen is strictly a matchup play, best used at home in the http://www.cheapnfljerseybusiness.com/ friendly confines of Marlins Park. Chen and the Fish entertain a Phillies club toting a low .309 wOBA versus lefties into South Beach.
Only the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors have better championship odds than the Lakers at the Westgate. The Warriors are odds-on favorites at -110 to three-peat.
The Boston Celtics, like the Lakers, are 7-2. The Houston Rockets, at 7-1, are the only other team with single-digit odds.
The Lakers were a 35-win team last season, finishing 12 games out of the playoffs. Yet when sportsbooks posted opening odds for next season, the Lakers were installed at 20-1, better than the Cleveland Cavaliers, who opened at 30-1.
The Westgate on Sunday adjusted Cleveland’s odds to 500-1, the same as the Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings.
As anticipation grew that James would leave the Cavaliers for the Lakers, bets poured in on the Lakers over the past month. At the Westgate, more bets have been placed on the Lakers to win next year’s title than on any other team, including a $4,500 bet at 12-1. The Westgate already is facing a six-figure liability on the Lakers, according to Sherman.