Welcome back to another edition of Par;ay Points”, the ODPH podcast’s complimentary blog. Since brand new episodes dropped Tuesday and Wednesday this week, we waited for the latest blog…until now:
*MLB: It’s Opening Day for the 2019 season! The long road to October begins with some minor storylines (Machado & Harper hitless in their debuts after the long free agency drama, DeGrom duels with Scherzer after signing his extension with the Mets, Dodgers set a record for HR’s on opening day & more)!
Parlay Points: “NostraDAWGmous” Eddie is due for a season preview blog over the weekend. It’s always an exciting time when Baseball comes back around.
*NFL: The Philadelphia Eagles traded for Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard. The Bears received a 2020 NFL Draft pick in the move.
Parlay Point: Philly addressed a huge need for their offense. Their running game was sorely lacking in the 2019 seasons, mostly due to injured players. As for the Bears, losing Howard can be perceived as a shocking move. He has always produced since entering the lead. The Bears must have felt they needed a change in their ground game & The Eagles look to benefit HUGE from this move.
*MMA: UFC 239 had it’s main events announced. Light Heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones is scheduled to fight Thiago Santos & “Champ Champ” Amanda Nunes defends her Bantaweight (135lb) belt against former champ Holly Holm. UFC 239 is set for Las Vegas during International Fight week
Parlay Point: Jones defending the 205 belt is the right move for him at this time. The heavyweight picture is a bit blurry so making the jump up wouldn’t be in his favor right now IMO. As for Nunes-Holm, absolutely LOVE this fight. Arguably the 2 best strikers in Womens’ MMA are gonna put on one heck of a fight. Don’t Blink
*AHL HOCKEY: The Streak is OVER! The Binghamton Devils finally scored a win (1st in 11 games). They defeated Laval 5-1 on Wednesday night. John Ramage had 2 goals for the Devils in the much needed win. The B-Devs are bck in town Friday vs. Springfield. For more info.: BinghamtonDevils.com
**MOVIES: Various reports have tagged Angelina Jolie having discussions about possibly joining “Marvel’s The Eternals” movie project.
Parlay Point: IMO, Jolie would be a great addition to the cast, & safest bet is she would be playing Sersi. The Eternals will be a big movie that could really benefit from Jolie’s star power. The characters are an interesting choice for a movie, but then again, so were the Guardians of the Galaxy too
That’s alll for now, but we at the ODPH want to give a shout out to Xcite Wresting, who have a HUGE pro-wrestling show this Friday night. If you’re a fan of AEW, ROH, Impact wrestling & more indy feds, then this show is for you. More Info: Xcitewrestling.com
That’s all for now. Check out the latest Podcast episodes (& our new distributors: Acast & TuneIn)!
Thanks for reading!