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Are you trying to decide whether to move into a different house, If you are, you may be concerned about selling the house you are in so you can buy the new one. This really is not an uncommon situation and many people don't want to have to pay two house payments at once, however sometimes your current home won't sell by the time you buy your new one. That is when mortgage bridge loans can help consumers out.

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even if the old home has not sold yet. Bridge loans help to pay off the mortgage on the current house and then the money that is left could be used as a down payment on the new house. That way it will not be necessary to wait for the old house to sell before you can buy your new home.

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While most of you in the United States will be getting ready to fall asleep on Wednesday night, I’ll be glued to my couch watching the first groups tee off. I’m talking about the start of the 147th Open Championship.

As per usual, I’m here to “unlock the value” on the various betting sheets. The British Open represents the year’s third major, and what that means for us is that we have an abundance of options when it comes to placing wagers.

Folks, we have tons of oppor
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tunities to make some money.

I don’t want to waste any energy previewing the Open Championship, because I did that last week.

If you are looking for an in-depth guide to Carnoustie Golf Links and want to learn about the intricacies of the golf course, don’t worry. I took good care of you.

The object of this post isn’t to impress you with my knowledge of Scottish links courses. It’s not to show off how much I know about this tournament’s history and past results.

The goal is simply to set you up for a fun and profitable weekend.
Watching the best golfers on the planet slug it out in laborious conditions is entertaining, but it gets even more exciting when your bank account is growing in the process!

In order to accomplish that this week, you’ll want to be extremely meticulous and diligent in your procedure. I’m talking about shopping lines across the top online sportsbooks because there are massive discrepancies all over the place!

You’ll see exactly what I mean below with the wagers I recommend placing, so just pay close attention and make sure you’re not settling for anything but the most optimal prices out there.

Have fun, and enjoy the ride!

The odds referenced in this article were taken from Bovada.lv and Sportsbook.ag at 5pm EST on 7/17.

Hideki Matsuyama to Finish Inside the Top 20 (+217)

Hideki Matsuyama heads into Carnoustie riding 7 consecutive top-20 finishes in major championships. Bovada.lv has him listed at +150 to finish inside the top 20, but after doing some browsing, I saw that Sportsbook.ag has taken an even more laid-back approach with the 26-year-old Japanese sensation.

They have Matsuyama at +217 to crack the top 20, and that’s just too appetizing to pass up. I understand that he was injured early in the year, and he’s slipped back to #16 in the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR).

But he is still the same premium ball striker he has been for the past 5+ years.

Carnoustie’s slow greens will play right into the hands of Hideki, who stripes his irons as solidly as anyone in the game today.

I think Sportsbook.ag is being far too generous with this line, and I suggest you hop on the Hideki bandwagon before it’s too late and his price gets adjusted.

To make you feel better, he’s finished 16th or better in his last three starts on the PGA Tour. He’s doesn’t enter the week scorching, but I’ve seen enough positive signs to get me motivated to place this bet.


Tiger Woods to Finish Inside the Top 20 (+110)

Ready for another one of those massive discrepancies I alluded to in the introduction? While Sportsbook.ag had the more favorable price for Hideki, wait until you see what they did with the most popular golfer in the world!

They have Tiger Woods hanging out on the “finish inside the top 20” sheet at a not-so-attractive price of -155. When you look at the same exact wager on Bovada.lv, you can snag Tiger at +110!

So which price do you want to pay? Do you want to lay -155, or do you want that juicy +110 number?
Look, I’m not suggesting placing this wager solely because I am a big fan of Tiger, as that wouldn’t be very professional. I am recommending you hurry up and log onto your Bovada account because this price could go away at any moment.

Tiger has been playing solidly and knows Carnoustie too well for you not to seriously consider this bet.

“The Big Cat” ranks 4th in the strokes gained around the green department, and he’s 3rd in strokes gained on his approach shots.

Overall, Tiger is 6th in strokes gained on the PGA Tour, and if you look at the 5 names above him, you’ll know this stat is pretty telling of who’s playing the best golf.

I don’t need to tell you how many times Woods has finished inside the top 20 at a major because neither of us wants to count that high. The point is, when Tiger is playing well and has experience playing the golf course, he’s a threat to win. Finishing amongst the top 20 is even more attainable.

He finished 7th in 1999 and 12th in ’07 in two previous appearances at Carnoustie, not to mention his play has hinted at him being super close to breaking back into the winner’s circle.

Listen, ladies and gentlemen. Tiger used to be +110 to win the British Open. He’s playing too well to not take that same price of him landing inside the top 20. Place this bet confidently, and who knows? He could end up winning the thing!


Tommy Fleetwood (+115) vs. Jon Rahm (-150)

The entire purpose of writing this blog is to locate the value and bring it to light, right?

Well, check this out for a second. Because this is SCREAMING value to me.





Golfers
Odds to Win
Odds to Finish Top 5
Odds to Finish Top 10
Odds to Finish Top 20




“Golfer A”
+2200
+400
+160
-110


“Golfer B”
+2200
+400
+160
-110




Looks pretty similar, doesn’t it? That’s because it’s identical.

Well, what if I told you that in a matchup against each other, “Golfer A” was egregiously listed at -150 while “Golfer B” was priced at +115?

This is exactly the case. “Golfer A” is Jon Rahm, and “Golfer B” is Tommy Fleetwood.

This bet really doesn’t have anything to do with Rahm or Fleetwood as golfers. This bet has to do with the fact that these two players are obviously projected to have comparable weeks, as they are evenly matched all the way down the betting sheet from the top to the bottom.

For some inexplicable reason, Bovada decided to drop the ball when pricing this matchup. It allows those of us who pay close enough attention to the entire betting sheet to pick up on these inconsistencies and attack them with full force.

If you want some recency bias to help push you in the right direction, know that Rahm finished 63rd at THE PLAYERS, and he missed the cut badly at Shinnecock Hills.

Meanwhile, Tommy and his long locks finished 7th at TPC Sawgrass, and he was the runner-up at the U.S. Open, including his mesmerizing 63 on Sunday.

PICKTommy Fleetwood+115
Please, don’t overthink this one. Tommy is an absolute stud, and there’s WAY too much value staring us in the face.


Patrick Reed to Finish Inside the Top 20 (+150)

Again, this is me taking full advantage of being active on multiple betting sites. To be frank, I didn’t think the -110 price I saw on Sportsbook.ag for Reed to finish inside the top 20 was all that bad of a price.

But after doing my homework and realizing that our friends at Bovada are letting us have Patrick at +150 to wind up in the top 20? That has me salivating like a dog staring at a medium-rare ribeye steak.

What more do you need to see from the former Augusta State University star? After finishing runner-up in the final major in 2017, all Reed has done in 2018 is win a Green Jacket and place 4th at the U.S. Open.

He’s been sleeping on this side of the pond for a couple weeks now and even threw up four rounds in the 60s during last week’s Scottish Open.

The bottom line is that +150 to finish inside the top 20 is way too high for a guy this hungry and this talented. Seeing him at -110 on the other site confirms that.


Russell Henley to Make the Cut (-162)

This bet is available on Sportsbook.ag, and it’s one that really piqued my interest. I feel more than comfortable laying -162 that Russell Henley will make the cut this week.

Not only has Henley made the cut in each of the last 7 majors, but earlier this season, he logged an impressive 15th-place finish at Augusta and followed that up with another top-25 showing at Shinnecock Hills.

The 29-year-old former star at the University of Georgia has made 5 straight cuts on the PGA Tour dating back to the Fort Worth Invitational. More importantly, he has been trending in the right direction.

After a 29th at the Memorial and a 25th at the U.S. Open, Henley has recorded back-to-back top 10s at the Travelers Championship and at the Greenbrier.

In order to succeed on a British Open-style setup, a golfer needs to be patient and have a positive attitude. Those who embrace conditions rather than complain about them are the ones I want in my corner.

Russell Henley is the epitome of the type of golfer who isn’t going to give up and is going to lay it all on the line. I feel more confident that Henley makes the cut than a handful of golfers who are listed ahead of him on the betting sheet.

To me, that’s the definition of finding value. Henley lurking at just -162 to play the weekend fits the bill, so don’t be afraid to fire away here.


Lasting Thoughts

It takes a long time to sift through all the odds at all the top online sportsbooks. During major championships like the British Open, the process is even more arduous because of how many wagers are looming out there.

I wasn’t trying to be bold, and I’m not proclaiming that my favorite golfer is going to hoist the Claret Jug.

I put all that fancy stuff aside and concentrated on selecting bets that have the highest likelihood of paying off. Comparing the odds and spotting the prices that are the most promising is the best way to go about doing that.

It’s worked well for me in the past, and I see no reason for it to slow down this week at the Open. I’ll be back posting picks and advice next week for the RBC Canadian Open, but until then, good luck!

Set your alarm early this weekend, and enjoy watching the coverage from Carnoustie!





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Every marketer needs the right tools in order to succeed in running marketing campaigns.

Good tools make your life easier, from blogging tools to research and tracking tools.

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Over to you; what marketing tools do you swear by?

What other tools that are not in this list have you found most helpful? Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments!

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On Monday, a new docu-series, entitled Rest in Power: The Life and Legacy of Trayvon Martin, premieres on Paramount Network and BET. The six-part series is based on a book co-authored by the parents of Trayvon Martin, the black teenager whose fatal shooting by self-styled vigilante George Zimmerman in Florida in 2012 sparked national outrage. The series chronicles the shooting and subsequent trial, colored by Florida’s highly controversial Stand Your Ground law, and explores the case as an early precursor
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to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Featured prominently in the series is Benjamin Crump, the Florida-based civil rights attorney who represented Martin’s family in a civil lawsuit against the homeowners’ association that ran the neighborhood watch group headed by Zimmerman. (That case was settled for $1 million.) Since then, Crump has represented the families of victims in some of the most high-profile police-shooting cases in America, including Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri; Tamir Rice in Cleveland; and, most recently, the family of Stephon Clark in Sacramento.

Crump also represents the girlfriend and children of 28-year-old Markeis McGlockton, whose killing earlier this month by 47-year-old Michael Drejka has become the latest case to bring scrutiny to Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. McGlockton was killed in a convenience store parking lot in Clearwater, Florida, after confronting and shoving Drejka, who allegedly was accosting his girlfriend for parking in a handicap space. Police officials, citing Stand Your Ground, declined to arrest Drejka; local prosecutors have yet to determine if they will bring any charges.

I caught up with Crump to talk about the series on Martin, some recent instances of racial profiling and racist 911 calls that have drawn widespread attention, and Crump’s ongoing work to repeal Florida’s Stand Your Ground law.



Mother Jones: The Trayvon Martin case made national and international headlines. President Obama addressed it. It spawned congressional hearings on Stand Your Ground, and the organizing that happened after the shooting laid the foundation for what eventually became the Black Lives Matter movement. Six years later, what do you see as the legacy of that case?

Benjamin Crump: Trayvon was one of the most historical reference points that we’ve had in America in regards to race relations since Emmett Till. It’s that significant. For the first time in my life, the death of a black child made the cover of People, Time, Newsweek, Ebony—everything. Everybody knew Trayvon Martin’s name. We’re not talking about a singer or entertainer or actor or basketball player. This is an average black kid who was killed, and America cared about him. The world cared about him.

MJ: What do you think it showed in regard to race relations?

BC: How far America had come in race relations and how much further we had to go. Trayvon Martin showed very clearly that there was not equal justice in race relations in America, from the legislation, to the arrest, to the criminal justice proceedings, the criminal justice system itself, showed that black life was not valued or respected on an equal basis with white life in America. But it also showed that, when we said that his life mattered, people showed that they were willing to stand up. White and black people were standing up for Trayvon.

MJ: What do you think will be the impact of revisiting this saga for people who watch Rest in Power?

BC: It’s going to be very similar to watching O.J.: Made in America. People will be able to see just how differently we view things between black people and white people, things that are significant enough to bring us together, and what things still divide us. But what also is going to be very telling is to see how much we have in common. How we all love our children. And that’s what I tried to do with Trayvon. People say I made Trayvon a racial issue. Yeah, I did, because you had to speak truth to power. But also, you had to make Trayvon be what he was, and that was a teenage child. It doesn’t matter if you’re white black, Asian or whatever—you love your children. And your children are children. None of them are perfect.

MJ: Several episodes of the series include a timely discussion of the fact that Zimmerman called the police habitually as neighborhood watch captain, often to report black people in his neighborhood, some of whom lived there. The Martin case often gets discussed within the context of Stand Your Ground, but do you think it also has more in common than people realize with more recent cases of racial profiling and racist 911 calls, like the #BBQBecky episode?

BC: Absolutely. What George Zimmerman was doing was exposed when Trayvon was killed. But because we have video and cell phones now, you get to see that George Zimmerman wasn’t doing anything different than many other white people do. Now we just have evidence to show how ridiculous it is.

MJ: Do you see Zimmerman as a #BBQBecky of sorts?

BC: Absolutely. He called the police on 10-year-old kids playing in the street. How absurd is that?

MJ: When I heard about Zimmerman’s dozens of calls to police, I thought about the white family in Cleveland that called the police on the black kid mowing grass, that had called the police more than 50 times in 18 years.

BC: I thought about that. I thought about the barbecue. I thought about Jonathan Crawford. I thought about the little children in McKinney, Texas, at the swimming pool, when the white lady called the police over there and said they’re not supposed to be here. All these things where you have these white people trying to make being black a crime.

MJ: Trayvon wasn’t killed by a police officer, but do you think his death still influenced the current conversation about race and policing?

BC: Absolutely. Because Zimmerman saw himself as a quasi-police officer, an authoritative figure. And I think what made people lose their minds about Trayvon’s case was that we had unfortunately become normalized to the police killing us. But now, George Zimmerman and the Stand Your Ground law, you had regular white people be able to kill us and not be held accountable. And I think people were like, ‘This is just way too much.’

MJ: Today, in the era of Black Lives Matter, after several years of discourse around race in America, do you think many white Americans would process the Martin case differently than they did in 2012?

BC: I think Trayvon in and of itself makes you see it differently when you look at Zimmerman and everything that he has done since, you start to reanalyze what your preconceived notions were about Trayvon and Zimmerman. So with the benefit of hindsight, I think many white people would say, ‘Maybe we were wrong about this. This kid could have just been walking home, talking on the phone, minding his business.’ But what Donald Trump has done in America has made others say it’s okay to not give people of color the benefit of the doubt and the benefit of consideration, and I think that they would have accepted the narrative that Trayvon Martin was up to no good, just like George Zimmerman said he was.

MJ: Now you’re representing the girlfriend and children of Markeis McGlockton. Does that feel like deja vu for you?

BC: To some degree. It’s so ironic that this docu-series starts on Monday, and they’ll be having rallies on Wednesday in Clearwater, Florida, protesting this Stand Your Ground murder yet again. The similarities are alarming. Just like Trayvon’s killer, was the initial aggressor, and then killed an unarmed black person, and then says he was doing it in self-defense. And just like Zimmerman, he went home and slept in his bed that night.

MJ: Last year, Florida amended its Stand Your Ground law to require the state to disprove self-defense instead of requiring the defendant to prove that they feared for their life when they used deadly force. What do you think the consequence of that will be?

BC: More people will get away with murder. Many prosecutors won’t prosecute, saying the burden is too high for us to disprove this Stand Your Ground claim. You have to figure out how to prove in somebody’s mind what they were thinking. It’s a legal falsity. It’s almost impossible. It should just be, ‘We don’t think this is self-defense, objectively. It doesn’t add up.’ But now you have to prove the person’s subjective fear was not what he was thinking.

MJ: You’re still working to repeal the Stand Your Ground law in Florida. Especially given the recent change in the law, do those efforts ever seem futile?

BC: I’m cautiously optimistic that we’ll be able to use Markeis McGlockton’s case, if not to overturn Stand Your Ground or amend it, that we will be able to make the state at least pass a gun responsibility law to balance out all these gun rights laws. Chiefly, you can’t be the initial aggressor and then claim Stand Your Ground. We’ve been working on it for a while. Trayvon’s parents, Moms Against Guns, all of us are working in a coalition to get rid of this racist law. There are some things that can be done that don’t make them feel like their losing their Second Amendment rights but still can be fair. 

MJ: Why do you think the McGlockton case is the one?

BC: I think that little boy reaching out for his father, and the emotional impact for him. Many people are going to see that video and get emotional. It’s going to be a lighting rod of a case.

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