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Odds Favor Super Bowl XLIX Winner Coming From A West Division
Bovada Sportsbook Aug 27, 2014  

Ever wondered which division has housed the most Super Bowl winners overall? That answer would be the NFC East with 12 Super Bowl victories: five by Dallas, four by the New York Giants and three by Washington. However, the NFC East is considered one of the NFL betting long shots to have a Super Bowl champion this season. Football betting sites list the division as 9/1 to provide this ye ...  read more

 
College football odds: Boise State vs. No. 18 Mississippi
WagerWeb Sportsbook Aug 27, 2014  
Ole Miss might have its best team in years and it’s considered a legitimate contender in the SEC West this season, but the Rebels might be on upset alert Thursday night in Atlanta against former BCS buster Boise State. Ole Miss is 10.5-point college football betting chalk with a total of 53.5

Boise State has been incred ...  read more

 
College football odds: Penn State vs. Central Florida
WagerWeb Sportsbook Aug 27, 2014  
The first college football game on the opening Saturday of the season is an early start for WagerWeb bettors as Penn State and Central Florida start at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time as they will play in Dublin, Ireland. The Knights, coming off the best season in school history, opened as 2-point college football chalk.

UCF was the AAC champion last year in going 12-1 and upending Ba ...  read more

 
College football odds: No. 21 Texas A&M at No. 9 South Carolina
WagerWeb Sportsbook Aug 26, 2014  
The 2014 college football season kicks off on Thursday night and there’s a terrific matchup of ranked teams and the first-ever game on the SEC Network as Texas A&M begins life after Johnny Manziel by traveling to South Carolina, the WagerWeb favorite to take the SEC East Division this season. The Gamecocks opened as 10-point NCAA football betting chalk.

Sophomore Kenny Hill get ...  read more

 
Top 3 MLB Money Pitchers
Bovada Sportsbook Aug 26, 2014  

Betting on baseball can be pretty easy sometimes. Just find a quality starting pitcher working under the radar in a regional market, and you’re already more than halfway toward beating the MLB odds. In fact, we’ll save you the work: here are the three most profitable starters in the majors, listed in order of their earnings against the baseball lines as we go to press.

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Tennis Betting Picks Have Djokovic Versus Federer for US Open
Bovada Sportsbook Aug 23, 2014  

The US Open is the final Grand Slam of 2014. Defending champion Rafael Nadal will miss the event with a wrist injury, which will deeply impact those betting on tennis. Nadal's absence makes Novak Djokovic the clear tennis betting favorite at 5/4 to win the US Open.

Being a fierce competitor, Djokovic would probably enjoy the chance to beat ...  read more

 
Should San Francisco Backers Be Worried Through Two Ugly Preseason Games?
Bovada Sportsbook Aug 23, 2014  

The San Francisco 49ers have to be slightly worried with their performance so far. The 49ers host San Diego on Sunday afternoon, and there will be live football betting online at Bovada. San Francisco opened as 6-point NFL betting chalk.

This game will be telling because starters get the most minutes in the third preseason game, often ...  read more

 
Sean Higgs SEC Preview
Game Sports Aug 23, 2014  
We are heading the heart of college football. The big, bad SEC. The conference that had its BCS Championship streak snapped last year. Florida State may be #1 in the polls, but who would be shocked if 2 SEC teams are represented in the new playoff format.

EAST DIVISION

SOUTH CAROLINA - I think the Ole Ball Coach gets it done here. He does lose his QB and some defense, but still has 1 ...  read more

 
Sean Higgs PAC 12 Preview
Game Sports Aug 21, 2014  
We head on out to the west coast to check on the PAC 12 and breakdown who can challenge the Ducks of Oregon.

NORTH

OREGON DUCKS - Who knows how things would have played out last year if Marcus Mariota didn't get injured. So we will take him at his word he is ready, and let the rest of the PAC 12 try to slow down this offense. October 11th is a huge road test vs South favorites UCLA. D ...  read more

 
Thursday NFL exhibition odds: Pittsburgh Steelers at Philadelphia Eagles
WagerWeb Sportsbook Aug 21, 2014  
It’s the battle for Pennsylvania in the only NFL exhibition game on Thursday night this week as Pittsburgh visits Philadelphia, with the Eagles as 3.5-point NFL betting chalk with a game total of 50 points. It will be shown nationally on the NFL Network.

It’s the 3rd game of the preseason for both and that’s when you will see the starters play the most, sometimes into the third ...  read more

 
Sean Higgs BIG 12 Conference Preview
Game Sports Aug 20, 2014  
Today we head to BIG 12 country. Let's get right to it!

OKLAHOMA SOONERS - Look. I will be the first to tell you how many times I have been let down by this team and Coach Stoops. It is easy to put them here off of last year when they won at Kansas State, at #6 Oklahoma State then upended #3 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Make no mistake they have talent. Always do. I really feel their SOS will ...  read more

 
Sean Higgs BIG 10 Preview
Game Sports Aug 19, 2014  
We continue our breakdown of College Football and head to the heartland and the Big 10 Conference. Be sure to check back daily over the next week for more CFB Conference Previews.

EAST DIVISION

MICHIGAN STATE - This pick just got extremely easier with the news Braxton Miller is out for the year. Now, I did have MSU picked here last year over the Buckeyes and was going here again. With ...  read more

 
Broncos Star Peyton Manning is Once Again Favored to Win NFL MVP
Bovada Sportsbook Aug 19, 2014  

Peyton Manning just can’t get enough MVP glory. At 7/2 to win the award for a sixth time, he has the highest NFL MVP odds out of his competitors.

Manning has won the award in 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009 and last season. He certainly earned last year’s award as he set records for yards passing and TD's. There was almost a complete consensus on sel ...  read more

 
Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel? Browns will name starter after Monday’s game
WagerWeb Sportsbook Aug 18, 2014  
The first “Monday Night Football” game of the 2014 NFL season is this week and it should draw huge ratings because of Cleveland’s Johnny Manziel. His Browns are 2-point NFL betting underdogs when they visit Washington.

Manziel outplayed Brian Hoyer in Cleveland’s opening preseason game against Detroit. Johnny Football was 7-for-11 for 63 yards passing as the No. 2 quarterback and r ...  read more

 
Sean Higgs ACC Preview
Game Sports Aug 17, 2014  
August is flying by. College Football starts in a week and half! Time for a little CFB breakdown and we start in the ACC, home of the defending Champions, the Florida State Seminoles.

ATLANTIC DIVISION

FLORIDA STATE - Let's be honest. I can go on and on here. But the simple fact of the matter is that FSU is loaded on both sides of the ball. I can't find a game that would be conside ...  read more

 
Sean Higgs NFL Over/Under Totals
Game Sports Aug 17, 2014  
Some of these totals have moved since I first published.

AFC EAST

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS --(Best Bet) OVER 10.5 - These guys have 11 straight 10+ win seasons. I tried betting against them last year with the team below them here. I won't fade the Hoodies until they break this streak on their own!

NEW YORK JETS --UNDER 7 - I think this bunch were overachievers last season. I ...  read more

 
Oklahoma Ahead of the Pack to Win Big 12 Title
Bovada Sportsbook Aug 15, 2014  

The Big 12 is the only Power 5 conference without a championship game, and the league has been taking some jabs about that fact. It could hurt the Big 12 in terms of getting a team into the new College Football Playoff because there's no extra strength of schedule boost at the end of the season. But it also means that its best team avoids one last possible upset.

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What to Watch for in Week 2 of NFL Preseason Action
Bovada Sportsbook Aug 15, 2014  

While the vast majority of starters around the NFL played very little in their teams' preseason openers, that should change with the second week of football betting games. The book will offer Live NFL Betting Friday on Eagles-Patriots and Chargers-Seahawks, Saturday on Packers-Rams and Ravens-Cowboys, Sunday on Broncos-49ers and Chiefs-Panthers and Monday on Browns-Redskins. Here ar ...  read more

 
Houston, You Have A (Quarterback) Problem
Bovada Sportsbook Aug 12, 2014  

You shouldn’t read too much into anything that happens in the preseason, unless it involves a serious injury. For example, in 2007 the New England Patriots lost their first two exhibition games and then ran the table in the regular season. That being said, things aren’t looking good for those who back the Houston Texans when they bet the NFL.

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NFL preseason odds: Jacksonville Jaguars at Chicago Bears
WagerWeb Sportsbook Aug 11, 2014  
Week 2 of the 2014 NFL preseason kicks off on Thursday night with a nationally televised matchup between the Jaguars and Bears, with Chicago an opening 4-point home chalk on our NFL odds. Four points is actually a fairly significant line this early in the preseason. Each team’s starters will play much more than they did Week 1.

The Jaguars opened with a 16-10 home victory&nb ...  read more

 
Can Johnny Manziel wins Browns quarterback job Saturday vs. Lions?
WagerWeb Sportsbook Aug 9, 2014  
The most anticipated NFL preseason game in years is Saturday night at Detroit’s Ford Field and it has nothing to do with the host Lions, who are slight NFL betting chalk. No, it’s all about the NFL debut of Johnny Manziel, the former Heisman winner from Texas A&M and perhaps the most popular college football player — good and bad — of all time. How big is Johnny Football? The game ...  read more
 
Falcons’ Star Receiver Recovers and Aims High in 2014
Bovada Sportsbook Aug 9, 2014  

The Atlanta Falcons haven't been a very popular team in the NFL since Michael Vick ungracefully left the South. However, their appearance in HBO’s series “Hard Knocks” has put the team back in the limelight, and more people are reconsidering their NFL betting value.

Entering last season, the Falcons were the Super Bowl favorites for tho ...  read more

 
Top Teams to Meet in Big Ten Title Game
Bovada Sportsbook Aug 8, 2014  

The Big Ten Conference has a new look this season, and they’re no longer a 10 team club. Former Big East/American Athletic Conference member Rutgers and ACC original Maryland both joined the Big Ten. The league also has split into new East and West Divisions, and NCAA football betting picks favor the east.

According to football betting sites, the heavy conference ...  read more

 
Vikings rookie Teddy Bridgewater makes NFL debut Friday vs. Raiders
WagerWeb Sportsbook Aug 8, 2014  
The Minnesota Vikings traded back into the first round to select Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater with the 32nd and final pick of the first round in May’s draft. Many consider getting Bridgewater there a steal considering he once was thought of as the potential No. 1 overall pick. Bridgewater is battling veteran Matt Cassel for the Vikings’ starting QB job and Bridgewater will make his NFL ...  read more
 
Jets’ quarterback competition gets underway Thursday vs. Colts
WagerWeb Sportsbook Aug 7, 2014  
If you listen to Michael Vick, the New York Jets’ QB competition really isn’t one — it’s incumbent starter Geno Smith’s job to lose. However, Coach Rex Ryan hasn’t said that so if Vick can open the preseason on Thursday night vs. Indianapolis by outplaying Smith, then we could have something to watch with the Jets. They are slight NFL betting favorites on WagerWeb for the preseason open ...  read more
 
Stoffo’s 2014 Preseason Profit Report Part 9: NFC West
Tony Stoffo Aug 7, 2014  

In part #8 of my 2014 preseason profit report I went over the money making trends for the teams in the NFC South. Here in part #9 I’ll start to breakdown each teams preseason trends that can show us a nice profit from the NFC West Preseason Trend Report.

NFC West

Arizona Cardinals – Head coach Bruce Adams

Only one year of stats for ...  read more

 
Stoffo’s 2014 Preseason Profit Report Part 8: NFC South
Tony Stoffo Aug 6, 2014  

In part #7 of my 2014 preseason profit report I went over the money making trends for the teams in the NFC North. Here in part #8 I’ll start to breakdown each teams preseason trends that can show us a nice profit from the NFC South Preseason Trend Report.

NFC South

Atlanta Falcons – Head coach Mike Smith

One of my favorite preseaso ...  read more

 
Seahawks/Broncos Super Bowl rematch highlights Thursday NFL exhibitions
WagerWeb Sportsbook Aug 6, 2014  
It is probably fair to say that the intensity level between players from the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos will be just a bit lower than it was back on the first Sunday in February when Seattle blew out Denver in the Super Bowl. But it’s still an intriguing exhibition game on Thursday night in the Mile High City. Seattle is an opening 1-point WagerWeb favorite on the NFL odds. ...  read more
 
Stoffo’s 2014 Preseason Profit Report Part 7: NFC North
Tony Stoffo Aug 5, 2014  

In part #6 of my 2014 preseason profit report I went over the money making trends for the teams in the NFC East. Here in part #7 I’ll start to breakdown each teams preseason trends that can show us a nice profit from the NFC North Preseason Trend Report.

NFC North

Chicago Bears – Head Coach Marc Trestman

In Trestman’s first year as ...  read more

 
The Johnny Manziel Circus Begins Saturday in Detroit
Bovada Sportsbook Aug 5, 2014  

This week will see the first full schedule of NFL exhibition games, and all eyes will be on Saturday night's NFL Network game between the Browns and Lions. Both teams were under .500 last year, and neither has a great chance of changing that this season. Regardless, the game is a big deal because Cleveland rookie QB Johnny Manziel will see the first NFL action of his career. The ...  read more

 
Stoffo’s 2014 Preseason Profit Report Part 3: AFC North
Tony Stoffo Aug 4, 2014  
In part #2 of my 2014 preseason profit report I went over the money making trends for the teams in the AFC East. Here in part #3 I’ll start to breakdown each teams preseason trends that can show us a nice profit from the AFC North. AFC North

Stoffo’s 2014 Preseason Profit Report Part 3 – AFC NorthCleveland Browns – Head coach Mike Pettine

With Pettine’s specialty being defense – let ...  read more

 
Stoffo’s 2014 Preseason Profit Report Part 4: AFC South
Tony Stoffo Aug 4, 2014  

In part #3 of my 2014 preseason profit report I went over the money making trends for the teams in the AFC North. Here in part #4 I’ll start to breakdown each teams preseason trends that can show us a steady profit from the AFC South Preseason Trend Report.

Houston Texans – Head coach Bill O’Brien
O’Brien’s offensive experience may help us make some money wit ...  read more

 
Stoffo’s 2014 Preseason Profit Report Part 5: AFC West
Tony Stoffo Aug 4, 2014  

In part #4 of my 2014 preseason profit report I went over the money making trends for the teams in the AFC South. Here in part #5 I’ll start to breakdown each teams preseason trends that can show us a nice profit from the AFC West Preseason Trend Report.

AFC West

Denver Broncos – Head coach John Fox

Strong trend has developed sin ...  read more

 
Stoffo’s 2014 Preseason Profit Report Part 6: NFC East
Tony Stoffo Aug 4, 2014  

In parts 2,3,4,and 5 of my 2014 preseason profit report I went over the money making trends for the teams in the AFC t. Here in part #6 I’ll start to breakdown each teams preseason trends from the NFC East that can show us a nice profit this  Preseason..

Dallas Cowboys – Head coach Jason Garrett

Garrett and the Cowboys have not fared well in the prese ...  read more

 
Sean Higgs NFC South Preview
Game Sports Aug 2, 2014  
In today's preview, we head to the NFC South.

ATLANTA FALCONS - HC Mike Smith and his trusty side-kick QB Matty Ice are off their first losing season together. Injuries really knocked this team for a loop. They have a healthy Julio Jones to team with Roddy White now. Granted, Jones is off another foot injury. But everything I have seen says he is ready to go. They drafted a beast OL to pro ...  read more

 
Sean Higgs NFC West Preview
Game Sports Aug 2, 2014  
Our final trip into NFC action takes out to the NFC West where the defending Super Bowl Champions hang their helmets.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ers - I thought this guys would take the Super Bowl step after failing short he year before. But it was division rival Seattle hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. I again will back SF to get to the promised land. Niners bring in some more veteran help for Kaepern ...  read more

 
NFL is Back: Giants and Bills Kick Off Exhibition Season In Hall Of Fame Game
Bovada Sportsbook Aug 2, 2014  

Exactly 6 months and one day after the Seattle Seahawks upset the Denver Broncos at Super Bowl XLVIII, the 2014 exhibition season opens. On Sunday night, the Buffalo Bills and New York Giants will face off in the annual Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. Buffalo opened as a 2-point football betting chalk.

Not a lot is expected from B ...  read more

 
Top NCAA Teams to Win the ACC Championship
Bovada Sportsbook Aug 2, 2014  

The defending national champion Florida State University will open the college football season as the biggest football betting favorites to win their league out of all the Power 5 Conference teams. According to football betting sites, FSU is 4/11 to win the ACC for a third straight season and 1/6 to win the Atlantic Division again.

FSU is set to return seven starters ...  read more

 
Sean Higgs NFC East Preview
Game Sports Aug 1, 2014  
Here we go with the first of our NFC previews.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES - I am going with the Eagles here almost by default. Nick Foles had a great year under first year HC Chip Kelly. We know the offense will be good. Philly added Darren Sproles who should excel with the calling. With another year learning the coaches system, I think the Eagles are the team to beat here.

DALLAS COW ...  read more

 
Sean Higgs NFC North Preview
Game Sports Aug 1, 2014  
As we continue our tour through the NFC, we head to rugged North Division.

CHICAGO BEARS - I like this coach. Marc Trestman enters year 2 and hopes he has a healthy Jay Cutler for an entire season. WRs Marshall and Jeffery are a pair of big, physical guys. Forte is a beast who should have another solid year behind an OL that played all 16 games together last year. On defense, I like the m ...  read more

 
Top Reasons why Patriots will Start Stronger than Ravens
Bovada Sportsbook Jul 30, 2014  

Now that every NFL team is in training camp, updates are flying in from every direction. Two announcements that could affect how you wager on the NFL involve the AFC contenders New England and Baltimore.

As for the New England Patriots, tight end Rob Gronkowski, a key offensive player, has gotten the medical go-ahead to return to action ...  read more

 
All Adam Wainwright Does is Win Games
Bovada Sportsbook Jul 29, 2014  

If only betting on baseball were as simple as looking at the starting pitcher’s win-loss record. The rise of Moneyball analytics taught us that “wins” aren’t the most reliable of statistics. Given the choice, however, you’d rather see a pitcher with as many big W’s next to his name as possible, and nobody has more of them than Adam Wainwright. He held the Chicago Cubs scoreles ...  read more

 
Alabama’s and Duke’s Odds Boosted by Easiest Schedules in Nation
Bovada Sportsbook Jul 28, 2014  

We recently looked at the teams with the toughest schedules, which were judged by their opponents' 2013 winning %. Arkansas came out on top, which is no surprise considering it plays in the ultra-tough Southeastern Conference. So then how does Alabama have the second-easiest strength of schedule among the Power 5 conference teams? Duke is the only school with an easier one. Don't go p ...  read more

 
Stoffo's 2014 Preseason Profit Report Part 2: AFC East
Tony Stoffo Jul 28, 2014  
Stoffo's 2014 Preseason Profit Report Part 2 - AFC East

In part #1 of my 2014 preseason profit report I went over this years new head coaches. Here in part #2 I'll start to breakdown each teams preseason trends that can show us a nice profit. Ok here is this years AFC East Preseason Trend Report.

AFC East

Buffalo Bills – Head coach Doug Marrone

Doug Marrone enters his secon ...  read more

 
Sean Higgs AFC East Preview
Game Sports Jul 27, 2014  
The calender is slowing inching towards August. That means the NFL is right around the corner. Time to start breaking down all divisions and each team. Let's get right to it.

AFC EAST

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS - These guys have 11 straight 10+ win seasons. I tried betting against them last year winning this division and failed. You would think they would be as good are better with the add ...  read more

 
Sean Higgs AFC North Preview
Game Sports Jul 27, 2014  
Here we go with another AFC Preview and we head to the rugged AFC North.

AFC NORTH

CINCINNATI BENGALS - In my eyes, this is a make or break year for HC Marvin Lewis. The Red Rocket has taken this team to the playoffs the last few years. It is time for them to get over the 1st round hump and the pieces are in place. AJ Green is primed to really take his game to the next level. Marvi ...  read more

 
Sean Higgs AFC South Preview
Game Sports Jul 27, 2014  
We will be looking to the AFC South in today's preview.

AFC SOUTH

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS - I will be the first to say I thought these guys overachieved the last 2 seasons with Luck. But I was wrong. It isn't overachieving when you are talented. I think the defense gets by with a little smoke and mirrors, but the offense is legit. Luck is a great leader and the team follows him. Now, th ...  read more

 
Sean Higgs AFC West Preview
Game Sports Jul 27, 2014  
We will wind down our previews of the AFC today. Be sure to check all my AFC Division Previews.

DENVER BRONCOS - What is there to say about this team? Yes, they ran into a defensive buzz-saw in the Super Bowl. From their first snap, you knew it was going to be a long night. No surprise for us there as we were all over Seattle though. We know that barring injury, no team is stopping Manning ...  read more

 
Stoffo's 2014 Preseason Profit Report Part one - New Head Coaches
Tony Stoffo Jul 26, 2014  
Preseason Report - Coaches -

Stoffo's 2014 Preseason Profit Report Part one - New Head Coaches

Betting on the NFL preseason is one of the most profitable endeavors you can partake in this football season. The secret to making money in the preseason is the ability to know which coaches are trying to win and which coaches are just going through the motions. That factor in itself will giv ...  read more

 
Five Super Bowl Contenders Who Should Question Their Backup Quarterbacks
Bovada Sportsbook Jul 24, 2014  

Quarterbacks get hurt every week in the NFL, and teams that are prepared for that scenario are more likely to win playoff determining contests.

Here are five Super Bowl contenders with No. 2 quarterback concerns that could affect your NFL bets.

1. Denver (13/2 NFL Super Bowl odds)

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The NFL Drought Is Over: Bills Are First Team to Report to Training Camp
Bovada Sportsbook Jul 21, 2014  

Football is back, and the Buffalo Bills are the first team to report to training camp. Their opening practice will take place on July 20. The Bills will face the New York Giants in the first exhibition matchup - the annual Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio on August 5.

Not much is expected from the Bills as they have the longest playoff dr ...  read more

 
TCU 2014 NCAAF Season Preview
Brandon Shively Jul 19, 2014  
TCU returns 16 starters this season and will be looking to improve on last season's 4-8 record. TCU only averaged 25 ppg as they had quarterback issues and struggled to find a consistent running game. I will remind you that before TCU moved to the BIG 12, they averaged 41.5 ppg their last 2 seasons in the Mountain West Conference (2010 -2011). TCU is ranked 2nd in the BIG 12 this season in terms o ...  read more
 
Arkansas Faces Tough-As-Nails Schedule Next Season
Bovada Sportsbook Jul 18, 2014  

The Arkansas Razorbacks have one tough schedule facing them this season. Their opponents’ records combine to 103-54 last season, which is a 65.6 winning %. The Hogs are part of the SEC, which is arguably the strongest conference. That being said, one thing to keep in mind when examining NCAA strength of schedules is the large turnover that comes with graduation and academic issue ...  read more

 
MLB betting: July 18 American League probable pitching matchups
WagerWeb Sportsbook Jul 18, 2014  
The Texas Rangers were supposed to be World Series contenders but instead have the worst record in baseball and the longest current losing streak in the game at eight in a row. They throw ace Yu Darvish on Friday night in Toronto and that’s the only reason the Rangers are slight WagerWeb chalk in MLB betting.

Reds right-hand pitcher Mike Leake at Yankees RHP David Phelps (interleag ...  read more
 
MLB betting: July 18 National League probable pitching matchups
WagerWeb Sportsbook Jul 18, 2014  
It could be the final start in a San Diego uniform for Ian Kennedy on Friday against the Mets. He has been made very available in trade by the Padres, who aren’t going anywhere this season. Kennedy and the Padres opened as favorites on WagerWeb MLB betting against New York.

Rockies loeft-hand pitcher Jorge De La Rosa at Pirates LHP Francisco Liriano: In four starts since June 24, De ...  read more
 
Free NFL Picks: 2014 Season Win Total Prediction Denver Broncos (11)
TJ Pemberton Jul 18, 2014  
Free NFL Picks: 2014 Season Win Total Prediction Denver Broncos (11) The Denver Broncos had a historic year in 2013. The AFC West champs broke all kinds of records en route to a Super Bowl XLVIII appearance. However, the result was anything but favorable for Denver. The Broncos were routed and embarrassed 48-8, in one of the most lop-sided Super Bowls in NFL History. The Broncos offense coul ...  read more
 
Cleveland Rises to Top with LeBron Back in Town
Bovada Sportsbook Jul 17, 2014  

Nobody ever accused the NBA of being boring. Just when it looked like LeBron James would return to the Miami Heat with his Big Three teammates, the free agency wheel started turning, and when it stopped, James was back at home with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Needless to say, the owner Dan Gilbert’s angry Comic Sans break-up letter was removed from their official website.

There’s ...  read more

 
Why Myles Jack Could Become the Second Defensive Heisman Winner
Bovada Sportsbook Jul 17, 2014  

American sports fans are enamored with offense. So are voters for the Heisman Trophy. Nowadays, the winner is usually the QB on a national championship contender. UCLA's Myles Jack doesn't play that glamour position, but this guy isn't your average baller. He will play both offense and defense for the Bruins this season, and Jack is the only defender who is 33/1 to win the Heism ...  read more

 
Oakland Raiders Could Be Most Run-Heavy Team in NFL This Season
Bovada Sportsbook Jul 17, 2014  

Donald Penn isn't the offensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders, but Penn, a free-agent signee from Tampa Bay, is the team's projected starting left tackle. So it's wise to listen to his statements about the team's 2014 game plan: "We're gonna run the ball, run the ball, then run it again, until the defense stops us." Should those betting on NFL games listen to him? ...  read more

 
2014 Strength of Schedule, and How it Affects Your Bet
Bovada Sportsbook Jul 17, 2014  

The first thing many people who bet on NFL do at the end of a season is look at the following year's opponents and the degree of difficulty in each team's schedules. So is there anything to gain from this insight when it comes to the NFL futures? It depends on the projected quality of the team in question.

Teams projected to perform poor ...  read more

 
Tennessee Titans NFL 2014 Season Preview
Brandon Shively Jul 14, 2014  
The Tennessee Titans come into 2014 with a new Head Coach as Ken Whisenhunt will be looking to right the ship and have the Titans competing in the AFC South and to make a surprise run at the Playoffs. The Titans went and got OL Taylor Lewan in the 1st round of the Draft this season to bolster the line along with OL Chance Warmack in last year's draft. The Titan's had increased production in the ru ...  read more
 
Indiana Hoosier NCAAF Preview 2014
Brandon Shively Jul 12, 2014  
The Indiana Hoosiers come in 2014 with a High Octane offense that averaged 38.4ppg last year in 2013. The main problem was a defense that gave up 38.8 ppg, including 40+ points in 7 games. The offensive line returns intact with a line that returns 130 career starts. QB Nate Sudfeld has NFL potential and has perhaps the best arm in the Big 10. The Hoosiers also have Tre Roberson who is more of ...  read more
 
Northwestern 2014 NCAAF Season Preview
Brandon Shively Jul 9, 2014  
After a 10-3 (11-1-1 ATS) season in 2012; Northwestern regressed in 2013 with a 5-7 (3-9 ATS) record in 2013. Now in 2014, they will have 17 returning starters ready to make amends from last year's under-achieving season. The Wildcats will rely on senior quarterback Trevor Siemian who will be coming into the season with momentum after having his best game of 2013 in the season finale as he we ...  read more
 
Jaguars Intend on Starting Henne Coming Season
Bovada Sportsbook Jun 25, 2014  
Jacksonville Jaguars GM David Caldwell and head coach Gus Bradley have made it very clear, since drafting Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles, that if all goes according to plan, Bortles will not start his first game until 2015. Bortles was the No. 3 overall pick in May's draft, but Veteran Chad Henne will be the team's starter this coming campaign.

...  read more
 
Bulls Heavy Favorites to Sign Carmelo
Bovada Sportsbook Jun 25, 2014  
Carmelo Anthony has notified the New York Knicks of his decision to opt out of his current contract. Now the interesting part: which team will Anthony play for come the 2014-2015 NBA season? The basketball odds are leaning heavily toward the Chicago Bulls; they’re priced at 1/2 on the NBA player props market. Here’s how the rest of the contenders stack up as we go to press:

...  read more
 
World Cup betting: USA can advance to knockout round even with loss to Germany
WagerWeb Sportsbook Jun 25, 2014  
The United States blew a golden chance to advance to the knockout round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Sunday when the Americans gave up the latest regulation goal in World Cup history in a 2-2 tie with Portugal. It was a blown chance, no doubt, as the U.S. would have been the only Group G team to advance and would have been in the driver’s seat to win the group and get an easier matchup in th ...  read more
 
Clayton Kershaw tries for history with second straight no-hitter
WagerWeb Sportsbook Jun 24, 2014  
One of the greatest feats in sports history in June 1938 when Cincinnati pitcher Johnny Vander Meer threw back-to-back no-hitters, blanking Boston on June 11 and Brooklyn four days later. Obviously the WagerWeb odds are against it, but if there’s any current pitcher who might be able to match that feat is Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. He takes the mound Tuesday in Kansas City for the first tim ...  read more
 
The Least Interesting Quarterback Competition in the NFL is Already Over
Bovada Sportsbook Jun 23, 2014  
One of the few QB competitions to be staged during NFL training camps has been put to rest a full month before teams report. Houston Texans rookie coach Bill O'Brien has selected veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. It’s not much of a surprise to those who follow NFL football betting closely.

It was supposed to be a four-man race in Houston. Fitzpatr ...  read more

 
United States Faces Key World Cup Weekend Match
Bovada Sportsbook Jun 20, 2014  
There are always going to be soccer betting surprises in the group stage of the World Cup, but no one could have predicted the downfall of Spain in the fashion that it came. Following up a 5-1 loss to the Netherlands with a 2-0 loss to Chile, defending champion Spain found itself eliminated from World Cup 2014 contention. Even a soccer expert that predicted Netherlands and Chile t ...  read more
 
Novak Djokovic is the Favorite To Win Wimbledon
Bovada Sportsbook Jun 20, 2014  
There have been four different champs at Wimbledon over the last four years. Andy Murray won the tournament last year, Roger Federer in 2012, Novak Djokovic in 2011 and Rafael Nadal in 2010. Every betting tennis expert will have a different opinion on exactly how this year's event will go, but the tennis betting odds list Novak Djokovic as the favorite.

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Spurs Win Title; Heat Open as 2015 Favorites
Bovada Sportsbook Jun 19, 2014  
The San Antonio Spurs are your 2013-2014 NBA champs. But even before the finals were complete, everyone was talking about next year’s version of the Miami Heat. Rumor has it they’re trying to add Carmelo Anthony to their Big Three, and it could happen. In the meantime, the Heat has opened as the NBA betting chalk for next year’s title. They’re available at 7/2 as we go to press. The Sp ...  read more
 
New Addition Jake Heaps Could Solve Miami’s Quarterback Quandary
Bovada Sportsbook Jun 19, 2014  
June is supposed to be a dead month for college football. After all, school isn't in session and camps don't open until late July or early August. However, a significant piece of news broke out late last week, and it could affect the national championship race and college football betting odds.

For online football betting this season, ...  read more

 
Houston's Jadeveon Clowney Stands Alone For Defensive Rookie of Year Odds
Bovada Sportsbook Jun 18, 2014  
The No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft often wins the league's Offensive Rookie of the Year Award and is usually the NFL betting chalk. For example, Carolina quarterback Cam Newton followed this path in 2011, and St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford the year before. Defense seems to be an exception to this custom because when the top overall pick is a defensive player, he never goes on to w ...  read more
 
The Role of Luck and Superstition in Sports and Sports Betting
Nite Owl Sports Jun 13, 2014  

Seeing as today (June 13, 2014) is the first Friday the 13ththat we have had in a while(I believe since Nov. 13, 2009, if my records are correct), it seemed that an article on the role of superstition in sports would be appropriate, ...  read more

 
Florida State QB Jameis Winston Early Favorite as Top 2015 NFL Draft Pick
Bovada Sportsbook May 30, 2014  
The 2014 NFL Draft isn't even a month in the rear-view mirror, but scouting college talent never takes a day off. Already teams are looking at potential draftees for 2015 and at least according to noted ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr., Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is No. 1 among all the potential players in next year's draft on college football betting.

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Basketball Betting Tips: Thunder Get Even, Thanks to Ibaka
Bovada Sportsbook May 29, 2014  

The Oklahoma City Thunder had no answer for the San Antonio Spurs or the NBA betting lines. The Thunder dropped the first two games of their Western Conference Finals, each by double digits, and it seemed like the Spurs were well on their way. Then Serge Ibaka showed up.

Uh-oh. Now it ...  read more

 
Thunder @ Spurs Game 2 Preview
Bovada Sportsbook May 21, 2014  
The basketball odds were already against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but after Monday night, their chances of winning the Western Conference Finals may have vanished. The Thunder have lost Serge Ibaka to a strained left calf that could keep him out for the playoffs, and without their starting power forward, they lost Game 1, 122-105, to the San Antonio Spurs. Tim Duncan took advantage o ...  read more
 
NBA betting spreads: Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers, Game 2
WagerWeb Sportsbook May 19, 2014  
The Miami Heat likely aren’t worried about being down 1-0 in their Eastern Conference Finals against Indiana heading into Monday’s Game 2. Why? The other two times Miami lost a Game 1 on the road, it turned around and won the series in five games. And the Heat are 2.5-point chalk on NBA basketball odds for Tuesday.

Indiana was clearly the better team in Game 1 with a 107-96 victory. ...  read more
 
NBA betting spreads: Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs, Game 1
WagerWeb Sportsbook May 17, 2014  
The Oklahoma City Thunder swept four games from the San Antonio Spurs during the regular season. But it’s the Spurs who are series favorites and 4.5-point Game 1 chalk at WagerWeb.com. Game 1 is Monday night.

There are injuries to a key player on both sides. The Spur announced Thursday that guard Tony Parker underwent an MRI that revealed a Grade 1 hamstring strain. He’s listed as d ...  read more
 
NBA betting spreads: Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers, Game 1
WagerWeb Sportsbook May 17, 2014  
It’s the third straight season that the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers face off in the postseason. Miami has won the first two, but Indiana has home-court advantage this time. Still, the Pacers opened as 2-point underdogs on WagerWeb’s NBA betting odds for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday.

The Pacers finished off Washington on Thursday, 93-80, meaning Miami will hav ...  read more
 
Dallas Cowboy Fans: A Glimmer of Hope
Jeff Hochman May 15, 2014  

Dallas Cowboy Fans: A Glimmer of Hope



I texted a good friend and fellow Cowboys' fan that if Jerry Jones drafts Johnny Manziel it would be the last straw. It was the longest 10 minutes of my life. And than it was all over. They made the right move for once. If the Cowboys drafted Johnny Manziel it would have set back this franchise to new lows. No matter ...  read more

 
NBA betting spreads: Portland Trail Blazers at San Antonio Spurs, Game 5
WagerWeb Sportsbook May 14, 2014  
San Antonio can clinch a spot in the Western Conference Finals and get a bit of extra rest while waiting for the Clippers-Thunder winner if the Spurs can finish off Portland in Game 5 on Wednesday night. San Antonio is 8-point chalk on WagerWeb’s NBA betting odds.

Portland avoided a sweep with a 103-92 home victory on Monday. Nicolas Batum had 14 points, 14 boards and eight dim ...  read more
 
Some Advice On Dealing with a Cold Streak
Mr. Masterline May 11, 2014  
If you gamble on sports long enough, you'll have to deal with the inevitable losing streak. It doesn't matter how long you've been betting, or how good of a handicapper you are, there are going to be periods where absolutely nothing goes right. How bettors deal with these losing streaks will go a long way in determining their eventual success, or failure, in the world of sports gambling. Anyone ...  read more
 
NBA betting spreads: Indiana Pacers at Washington Wizards, Game 3
WagerWeb Sportsbook May 9, 2014  
After one of the worst playoff performances in NBA history by an All-Star, Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert bounced back with one of his best games of the year in Game 2 as Indiana beat Washington 86-82 to even the series at one game apiece. The series shifts to Washington for Friday’s Game 3 and the Wizards are 4-point WagerWeb chalk on NBA betting spreads.

Hibbert managed zero p ...  read more
 
NBA betting spreads: Oklahoma City Thunder at LA Clippers, Game 3
WagerWeb Sportsbook May 9, 2014  
Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant won his first NBA MVP Award on Tuesday and he played like the MVP on Wednesday as the Thunder rebounded from an embarrassing Game 1 home loss to the Clippers with a 112-101 Game 2 win. The series moves to L.A. on Friday and the Clippers are 4-point WagerWeb chalk on NBA betting spreads.

The Thunder came out firing after Durant was given the MVP trophy an ...  read more
 
NBA betting odds: Brooklyn Nets at Miami Heat, Game 1
WagerWeb Sportsbook May 6, 2014  
The Brooklyn Nets swept the Miami Heat four games during the regular season, the only team to ever do that since LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined Dwayne Wade there. Yet on NBA basketball betting the Nets are the biggest series underdogs and for Game 1 at +7 for Tuesday’s Eastern Conference semifinals opener in Miami.

Brooklyn was pushed to the limit in its opening-round series aga ...  read more
 
NBA betting odds: Portland Trail Blazers at San Antonio Spurs, Game 1
WagerWeb Sportsbook May 6, 2014  
The Western Conference top-seeded San Antonio Spurs avoided disaster in a seven-game opening series against No. 8 Dallas. No. 5 Portland pulled a slight upset of No. 4 Houston in the first round to advance to the second round for the first time since 2000. The Blazers and Spurs meet in Game 1 of the West semifinals on Tuesday. The Spurs opened as 6.5-point chalk on NBA basketball betting.
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MLB betting: May 2 American League probable pitching matchups
WagerWeb Sportsbook May 2, 2014  
Can you say no-hit alert? Seattle’s Felix Hernandez dominated the Houston Astros last year, holding them scoreless over 12 innings and striking out 16. Could we see the first no-no of the 2014 season on Friday? Get Mariners-Astros baseball odds and bet on every MLB game at WagerWeb.

White Sox left-hand pitcher John Danks at Indians right-hand pitcher Danny Salazar: Free passes have ...  read more
 
MLB betting: May 2 National League probable pitching matchups
WagerWeb Sportsbook May 2, 2014  
That the Atlanta Braves are leading the NL East despite not having projected No. 3 starter Mike Minor for the first half of the season is impressive. Now the Braves could pull away with Minor set to make his season debut Friday. Get Giants-Braves MLB odds and bet on every baseball game at our online sportsbook.

Cardinals right-hand pitcher Adam Wainwright at Cubs LHP Travis Wood: W ...  read more
 
NHL Playoffs Betting: Round 2 Hits the Ice
Bovada Sportsbook May 2, 2014  

After surviving Game 7 against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night the New York Rangers will take on another Pennsylvania team in the second round of the NHL playoffs as they battle Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. That Rangers vs. Penguins series gets underway with Game 1 on Friday night, while three other Round 2 matchups are also on the ice this weekend.
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MLB betting: May 1 American League probable pitching matchups
WagerWeb Sportsbook May 1, 2014  
The Tampa Bay Rays are in a tailspin but they can’t blame journeyman fill-in starter Cesar Ramos as he has largely been productive. Ramos takes the mound Thursday in a series opener at Boston. The Red Sox opened as the biggest WagerWeb favorites on the board for MLB betting.

Dodgers right-hand pitcher Dan Haren at Twins RHP Mike Pelfrey (interleague Game 1): In a no decision Thursda ...  read more
 
NBA playoff odds: Indiana Pacers at Atlanta Hawks, Game 6
WagerWeb Sportsbook May 1, 2014  
One of the biggest upsets in NBA playoff history can be finished off on Thursday night if the eighth-seeded Atlanta Hawks can hold serve at home and knock off top-seeded Indiana to advance to the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. However, the Pacers opened 1-point chalk on WagerWeb’s NBA betting odds.

Indiana took Game 5 in Indiana 107-97, jumping out to a 30-point lead at one poin ...  read more
 
NHL playoffs odds: Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins, Game 1
WagerWeb Sportsbook May 1, 2014  
The first game of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs begins Thursday night at Eastern Conference top-seeded Boston as the Bruins host fellow Original Six team and rival Montreal. Boston is -175 chalk on WagerWeb’s NHL hockey betting odds.

Since the Canadiens swept their first-round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning, they will have eight days off between games. The Bru ...  read more
 
MLB betting: May 1 National League probable pitching matchups
WagerWeb Sportsbook May 1, 2014  
Cincinnati’s Homer Bailey got a very questionable $105 million extension before this season and it’s not looking like a wise move for the Reds as Bailey hasn’t been good so far. He looks to turn things around Thursday against Milwaukee. Place your MLB baseball bets at our online sportsbook.

Braves right-hand pitcher Ervin Santana at Marlins RHP Henderson Alvarez: Santana won his th ...  read more
 
NBA odds: Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs, Game 5
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 30, 2014  
It’s been about as even a Western Conference first-round series as you can ask for, and now San Antonio returns home with a chance to take a 3-2 series lead over Dallas on Wednesday night. The Spurs opened as 6-point chalk on the WagerWeb NBA betting odds.

San Antonio won Game 4 in Dallas 93-89. Boris Diaw hit a go-ahead 3-ball for the last of his 17 points, Manu Ginobili scored 23 ...  read more
 
MLB betting: April 30 American League probable pitching matchups
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 30, 2014  
The Boston Red Sox may have to make a move in their rotation if lefty Felix Doubront continues to struggle. His job may be on the line Wednesday against Tampa Bay. Get your MLB betting odds at WagerWeb.

Tigers right-hand pirtcher Max Scherzer at White Sox RHP Hector Noesi: Scherzer gets a rematch against a White Sox lineup he teased for 10 strikeouts over six innings of two-run ball ...  read more
 
MLB betting: April 30 National League probable pitching matchups
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 30, 2014  
Anyone in baseball could have signed Aaron Harang this spring as he was out there up for grabs, presumably well past his prime. The Atlanta Braves took a chance and are glad they did as Harang has been one of the best pitchers in baseball. He gets the call Wednesday in Miami. Get your MLB betting odds at our online sportsbook.

Brewers right-hand pitcher Matt Garza at Cardinals RHP S ...  read more
 
NBA odds: Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors, Game 5
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 30, 2014  
The Miami Heat have swept their way into the Eastern Conference semifinals and they will play the winner of the Nets-Raptors series. Thus the longer it goes, the more rest the Heat get and that could be a big advantage. Toronto opened as a 3-point chalk on WagerWeb’s NBA betting odds for Wednesday’s Game 5.

Toronto evened up the series 2-2 with an 87-79 win in Brooklyn on Sunday. D ...  read more
 
NHL betting odds: Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers, Game 7
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 30, 2014  
The New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers have no time to think about Philly’s Game 6 win as the two teams play 24 hours later on Wednesday night in a winner-take-all at Madison Square Garden. New York opened as a -149 favorite on WagerWeb’s NHL hockey betting odds.

The Flyers forced a Game 7 with a 5-2 home win Tuesday. Wayne Simmonds scored three goals, and Steve Mason stopped ...  read more
 
NHL betting odds: Sharks try to avoid blowing 3-0 series lead vs. Kings
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 30, 2014  
The San Jose Sharks will be a part of NHL history that they would like to avoid if they lose Game 7 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series on Wednesday night against visiting Los Angeles. However, San Jose is -140 chalk on WagerWeb’s NHL hockey odds.

This series looked like it would be a rout when San Jose dominated the first three games. The Kings have followed suit ...  read more
 
MLB betting: April 29 National League probable pitching matchups
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 29, 2014  
The Atlanta Braves were no match for Miami ace Jose Fernandez last time out, and he paid out nicely for baseball bettors at WagerWeb. What will he do for an encore in a great pitching matchup against Atlanta youngster Alex Wood. Bet on baseball at our online sportsbook.

Mets left-hand pitcher Jon Niese at Phillies LHP Cole Hamels: Niese’s earned run average is down to 2.45 after thr ...  read more
 
MLB betting: April 29 American League probable pitching matchups
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 29, 2014  
The best pitcher in baseball right now? It’s hard to argue against Texas lefty Martin Perez, considering he’s 4-0 and hasn’t allowed an earned run in his past three starts. He has been terrific on MLB betting for his backers. Perez takes the mound Tuesday against Oakland. Get your baseball betting odds at WagerWeb.

Pirates right-hand pitcher Charlie Morton at Orioles RHP Chris Tillm ...  read more
 
NBA basketball odds: Miami Heat at Charlotte Bobcats, Game 3
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 26, 2014  
The Charlotte Bobcats have played well in the first two games of their Eastern Conference playoff series against Miami but have a 2-0 hole to show for hit. The Bobcats look to make this a series on Saturday night as it shifts to Charlotte. However, the Heat are 5.5-point WagerWeb NBA betting chalk.

The Heat took Game 2 101-97. LeBron James scored 32 points and added eight dimes, Ch ...  read more
 
NBA playoffs odds: Indiana Pacers at Atlanta Hawks, Game 3
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 24, 2014  
The Indiana Pacers finally looked like the team with the best record in the Eastern Conference in the second half of their Game 2 on Tuesday night against Atlanta. Now the Pacers travel to Philips Arena for Thursday’s Game 3, a place Indiana has just two wins at since 2006. However, Indiana opened as 2-point WagerWeb chalk.

The Pacers won Game 2 101-85. Paul George had 27 point ...  read more
 
NBA playoffs odds: Oklahoma City Thunder at Memphis Grizzlies, Game 3
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 24, 2014  
The Memphis Grizzlies didn’t show up in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series at Oklahoma City but they sure did in Game 2 to steal home-court advantage away from the second-seeded Thunder. The all important Game 3 is Thursday night in Memphis, where the Grizzlies finished the regular season winning 14 consecutive games. The Thunder, however, opened as 1.5-point WagerWeb betting c ...  read more
 
NBA playoffs odds: L.A. Clippers at Golden State Warriors, Game 3
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 24, 2014  
Which Golden State Warriors team shows up on Thursday night in Oakland? That one that vastly outplayed the L.A. Clippers in stealing Game 1 or the one that didn’t bother showing up in Game 2? The Clippers opened as 1.5-point chalk for Game 3 on WagerWeb.

The Clippers never trailed in beating Golden State 138-98 in Game 2. Blake Griffin scored a career playoff-high 35 points without ...  read more
 
NHL playoffs odds: Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings, Game 4
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 24, 2014  
The Montreal Canadiens await the winner of the Original Six matchup between Boston and Detroit, and the Eastern Conference top-seeded Bruins can take control of that series with a win in Game 4 on Thursday night to take a 3-1 series lead back to Boston. The B’s are -145 betting chalk at WagerWeb.

Boston dominated Game 3 on Wednesday, 3-0. Dougie Hamilton and Jordan Caron scored in ...  read more
 
NHL playoffs odds: Anaheim Ducks at Dallas Stars, Game 4
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 23, 2014  
The Stars look to even up their Western Conference first-round matchup at 2-2 on Wednesday night against Anaheim and Dallas is a -120 WagerWeb favorite to do so before it shifts back to Anaheim for Game 5, bet on game 4 now!.

Anaheim, which led the NHL in goals per game during the season, lost 3-0 in Dallas on Monday. Kari Lehtonen stopped all 37 shots as Dallas got its first home ...  read more
 
NBA playoffs odds: Portland Trail Blazers at Houston Rockets, Game 2
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 23, 2014  
The wildest game of the 2014 NBA playoffs thus far was an OT thriller in Houston that was won by Portland on Sunday. What will the teams do for an encore on Wednesday night? The Rockets are 6-point WagerWeb chalk as the look to avoid a 2-0 hole when the series shifts to the Pacific Northwest.

Portland stole home-court advantage with a 122-120 overtime win. LaMarcus Aldridge had a B ...  read more
 
NHL playoffs odds. St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks, Game 4
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 23, 2014  
The Chicago Blackhawks could be about to sweep the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night if Chicago had held late leads in the first two games in St. Louis. So the Hawks will have to settle for evening the Western Conference first-round series at 2-2 with a victory. They are -150 WagerWeb chalk.

Chicago took Game 3 2-0. Corey Crawford made 34 saves in his third career postseason shuto ...  read more
 
NBA playoffs odds: Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs, Game 2
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 23, 2014  
The Dallas Mavericks really don’t like facing the San Antonio Spurs as they have lost 10 consecutive games to their in-state rivals. The Mavs look to end that streak and avoid a 2-0 hole in their Western Conference first-round series on Wednesday night, However, San Antonio is 8-point WagerWeb chalk, check out our NBA odds.

The Spurs won Game 1 90-85 despite not playing very well. S ...  read more
 
NBA playoffs odds: Charlotte Bobcats at Miami Heat, Game 2
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 23, 2014  
The Miami Heat have won 17 straight against Charlotte and oddsmakers don’t expect much to change Wednesday night as the Heat are 10.5-point WagerWeb chalk in Game 2 against the Bobcats, check out our online odds. In an interesting twist, Charlotte coach Steve Clifford had the team fly home following Sunday’s loss and back on Tuesday. He didn’t want his players out “enjoying” the nightlife of ...  read more
 
MLB betting: April 22 National League probable pitching matchups
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 22, 2014  
Your National League Cy Young winner right now? It might be Milwaukee’s Yovani Gallardo (2-0, 1.46), who looks to build on his best-ever start to a season on Tuesday against San Diego. Bet on Padres-Brewers and every game at WagerWeb.

Reds RHP Johnny Cueto at Pirates RHP Edinson Volquez: Cueto spun an absolute gem his last time out, blanking the Pirates in a three-hit effort with a ...  read more
 
NHL playoffs odds: Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings, Game 3
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 22, 2014  
The winner of Game 3 of a playoff series that is tie 1-1 wins the series more than 70 % of the time so Tuesday’s third game between Boston, the top seed in the East, and Detroit is a crucial one. Boston opened as a -140 WagerWeb chalk.

The Bruins tied the series with a dominant 4-1 win Sunday. Reilly Smith and Zdeno Chara scored with a man advantage, while the Red Wings got just on ...  read more
 
NHL playoffs odds: San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings, Game 3
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 22, 2014  
The San Jose Sharks can put a hammerlock on their Western Conference first-round series on Tuesday night with a win in Game 3 as the series shifts to Los Angeles. However, the Kings are -130 chalk at WagerWeb.

San Jose embarrassed L.A. on Sunday 7-2. Fourth-liners Mike Brown and Raffi Torres scored second-period goals to erase an early two-goal deficit and the Sharks rolled to a 7-2 ...  read more
 
NBA playoffs odds: Atlanta Hawks at Indiana Pacers, Game 2
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 22, 2014  
It’s desperation time for the Eastern Conference No. 1 seed Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night when they host eighth-seeded Atlanta, which took Game 1 relatively easily. The Pacers opened as 7-point WagerWeb chalk for Game 2.

The Hawks took the opener 101-93, becoming the first team this season to win twice at Indiana. Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points, Paul Millsap a ...  read more
 
NBA playoffs odds: Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors, Game 2
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 22, 2014  
Perhaps the least surprising road win in any Game 1 of the NBA playoffs was Brooklyn winning in Toronto on Saturday as many believe the Nets are the second-best team in the Eastern Conference despite being a sixth seed. The Raptors opened as 4.5-point chalk at WagerWeb for Tuesday’s Game 2.

Brooklyn took the opener 94-87. The Nets dealt with foul trouble, struggling veterans and an ...  read more
 
NBA playoffs odds: Washington Wizards at Chicago Bulls, Game 2
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 22, 2014  
Perhaps the Washington Wizards simply have the Chicago Bulls’ number this season. No. 5 Washington improved to 3-1 against 4th seed Chicago this season with a Game 1 victory and can take command of this series with a Game 2 victory Tuesday. The Bulls opened as 5-point WagerWeb chalk.

Washington took the opener 102-93 on Sunday. Nene dominated with 24 points, Trevor Ariza scored 18, ...  read more
 
MLB betting: April 22 American League probable pitching matchups
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 22, 2014  
What more can the Yankees ask of Masahiro Tanaka so far this season as he has been brilliant with a 2-0 record and 2.05 ERA. The Japanese star gets his first-ever start against the hated Red Sox on Tuesday night. Bet on Yankees-Red Sox and every game at WagerWeb.

Royals RHP James Shields at Indians RHP Danny Salazar: Shields pitched well in his last outing Thursday, limiting Houston ...  read more
 
MLB betting: April 17 American League probable pitching matchups
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 17, 2014  
Cleveland’s Danny Salazar had an interesting outing last time out. He lost and was shelled by the White Sox but struck out 10 Chicago hitters in just 3 2/3 IP. He was the first pitcher in modern baseball history (since 1900) to record 10 strikeouts in an outing of fewer than four innings. Salazar is back on the mound Thursday in Detroit. Bet on Indians-Tigers and every game at WagerWeb.
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NHL hockey odds: Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks, Game 1
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 17, 2014  
Expect few goals in one of the most heated rivalries currently going in the NHL when Los Angeles and San Jose face off in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. The Sharks opened as -130 WagerWeb chalk for Game 1 and it’s the only opening game with goals total of 4.5.

This is the third time the teams will have met in the playoffs the past four years. The Kings won the s ...  read more
 
NHL hockey odds: Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues, Game 1
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 17, 2014  
It’s not really fair that the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks and the current Western Conference favored St. Louis Blues have to face off in the opening round of the playoffs, but that’s how the new format works. St. Louis, which collapsed down the stretch to blow a possible No. 1 seed, opened as -125 Game 1 chalk Thursday on WagerWeb.

Both the Blues and the Black ...  read more
 
NHL hockey odds: Minnesota Wild at Colorado Avalanche, Game 1
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 17, 2014  
The Colorado Avalanche were one of the hottest teams in the NHL the last few weeks of the season and it allowed them to win the Central Division title and avoid powerhouses Chicago and St. Louis in the first round of the playoffs. The Avs are -134 WagerWeb chalk for Thursday’s series opener against Minnesota, check out the online odds.

In spite of the absence of top center Matt Duch ...  read more
 
NHL hockey odds: Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers, Game 1
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 17, 2014  
The big news for Thursday’s Eastern Conference series opener between Philadelphia and the New York Rangers is who will be in net for the Flyers. The Blueshirts are -145 chalk at WagerWeb.

Ray Emery will play in Game 1 for the Flyers. Steve Mason is dealing with an upper-body injury, so the Flyers need Emery to step up in his absence. Emery struggled in the regular season with a 2.96 ...  read more
 
MLB betting: April 17 National League probable pitching matchups
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 17, 2014  
The Pirates took a flier on Edinson Volquez this spring even though he was arguably the worst pitcher in the National League last year. So far so good: He has a 1.29 ERA through two starts and returns to the mound on Thursday against streaking Milwaukee. Bet on Brewers-Pirates and every game at WagerWeb.

Braves LHP Alex Wood at Phillies RHP A.J. Burnett: Wood has eclipsed the 100-p ...  read more
 
MLB betting: April 15 National League probable pitching matchups
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 15, 2014  
Stephen Strasburg has mostly dominated the Marlins in his short career. Could we see a no-hitter on Tuesday? Don’t rule it out. Bet on Nationals-Marlins and every game at WagerWeb.

Braves RHP David Hale at Phillies LHP Cliff Lee: Hale struggled to command his sinker as he allowed four earned runs and lasted just 4 1/3 innings against the Mets on Thursday. His sinker could prove to b ...  read more
 
MLB betting: April 15 American League probable pitching matchups
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 15, 2014  
The Chicago Cubs tried to outbid the New York Yankees for Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka but came up about $30 million light. On Tuesday night the Cubs get a first-hand look at Tanaka. Bet on Cubs-Yankees and every game at WagerWeb.

Cubs RHP Jason Hammel at Yankees RHP Masahiro Tanka (interleague): Hammel won his first career start at Wrigley, learning quickly about the wind. He ...  read more
 
NBA basketball odds: Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Clippers
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 15, 2014  
The Denver Nuggets are playing out the string on their disappointing NBA season, while the Los Angeles Clippers are simply trying to avoid any big injuries in Tuesday’s game with the playoffs on the horizon. L.A. opened as solid WagerWeb chalk despite the good chance some starters don’t play, check out the odds.

Denver defeated Utah 101-94 on Saturday for its third straight win ...  read more
 
MLB betting: April 10 National League probable pitching matchups
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 10, 2014  
The Giants likely won't win the NL West without a significant contribution from Ryan Vogelsong. He was terrible last year and not good in his first 2014 start. He’s back on the mound Thursday against Arizona. Bet on Diamondbacks-Giants and every game at WagerWeb.

Pirates RHP Gerrit Cole at Cubs LHP Travis Wood: Cole hasn’t been around all that long, but he’ll already be looking for ...  read more
 
NBA basketball odds: San Antonio Spurs at Dallas Mavericks
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 10, 2014  
The Mavericks return home from a 4-0 road trip on Thursday night with a chance to nearly lock up a playoff spot should Dallas beat visiting San Antonio. The Mavs are WagerWeb chalk because the Spurs, who are atop the Western Conference, are going to be down at least two players.

San Antonio has nothing to play for at this point. It showed on Tuesday as the Spurs were routed 110-91 i ...  read more
 
NBA basketball odds: Denver Nuggets at Golden State Warriors
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 10, 2014  
The Golden State Warriors have yet to clinch a playoff spot but they can on Thursday night with a win over a Denver team that is playing out the string. The Warriors opened as sizable WagerWeb chalk.

It’s the second of a back-to-back for Denver as it hosted Houston on Wednesday night. Nuggets starting point guard Ty Lawson (ankle) missed his second consecutive game on Wednesday and ...  read more
 
MLB betting: April 10 American League probable pitching matchups
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 10, 2014  
The Cleveland Indians dominated the Chicago White Sox last year to the tune of 17 wins in 19 tries. Sox lefty John Danks tries to turn things around this year in Thursday’s series opener in Chicago. Bet on Indians-White Sox and every game at WagerWeb.

A’s RHP Dan Straily at Twins RHP Mike Pelfrey: Straily was out dueled by Felix Hernandez in his 2014 debut despite putting together a ...  read more
 
MLB betting: April 9 National League probable pitching matchups
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 9, 2014  
When the Atlanta Braves lost both Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy to season-ending injuries this spring, they were lucky that Ervin Santana was still available. He makes his National League debut on Wednesday against the Mets. Bet on Mets-Braves and every game at WagerWeb.

Reds RHP Mike Leake at Cardinals RHP Shelby Miller: Leake was able to right himself after a 26-pitch first innin ...  read more
 
MLB betting: April 9 American League probable pitching matchups
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 9, 2014  
Masahiro Tanaka looked pretty darn good in his big-league debut last week, but expect more butterflies on Wednesday night as he makes his first start at Yankee Stadium. Bet on Orioles-Yankees and every game at WagerWeb.

Padres LHP Eric Stults at Indians RHP Zach McAllister (interleague), Game 1: Stults will try to work deeper into the game than he did his first time out, when he al ...  read more
 
NBA basketball odds: Brooklyn Nets at Miami Heat
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 8, 2014  
It’s a potential Eastern Conference semifinals matchup on Tuesday night as Brooklyn visits Miami with the Nets going for a shocking four-game season sweep of the two-time NBA champions. Bet on it at WagerWeb.

The Nets nearly got caught looking ahead to this game as they barely won at terrible Philadelphia 105-101 on Saturday night. Kevin Garnett scored 10 points in his first game in ...  read more
 
NCAA championship game odds: Kentucky vs. Connecticut
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 7, 2014  
It’s an NCAA Tournament championship game that no one saw coming as No. 8 Kentucky squares off versus No. 7 UConn on Monday night outside Dallas. It’s the highest combined seeding for an NCAA final. The Wildcats opened as 3-point WagerWeb online betting chalk.

Kentucky advanced with a thrilling 74-73 victory over Wisconsin on Saturday. Freshman guard Aaron Harrison took a pass from ...  read more
 
Final Four odds: No. 7 Connecticut vs. No. 1 Florida
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 4, 2014  
The Florida Gators are the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and the only top seed left in the field. UF has won 30 consecutive games entering Saturday’s Final Four matchup with Connecticut. The Huskies happen to be the last team to beat the Gators. UF is 6.5-point WagerWeb chalk for the rematch.

The Gators have defteated all four opponents in the NCAA Tournament by do ...  read more
 
Final Four odds: No. 8 Kentucky vs. No. 2 Wisconsin
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 4, 2014  
John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats were the preseason favorites to win the national title but the youthful Cats struggled for much of the 2013-14 season. That is all in the past now as UK is playing like a veteran bunch and they are 1.5-point chalk for Saturday’s Final Four game against Wisconsin. The Cats are looking for their second national title in three years. UW has never won the title.< ...  read more
 
NCAA basketball odds: SMU vs. Minnesota for NIT championship
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 3, 2014  
SMU is the only team that was in the final AP poll of the regular season to play in the NIT Tournament and the Mustangs can win a rare basketball championship by beating fellow top seed Minnesota, another NCAA Tournament bubble squad, on Thursday night in New York. SMU is 3-point online betting WagerWeb chalk.

Minnesota advanced with a 67-64 win over Florida State. Substitute ...  read more
 
NCAA basketball odds: Yale at Murray State for CIT championship
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 3, 2014  
Only a few teams will end their 2013-14 college basketball seasons with a win, and one of those will either be Yale or Murray State in Thursday night’s College Insider Tournament championship in Kentucky. The Racers opened as 6.5-point WagerWeb online betting chalk.

Murray State advanced with s 98-75 home win over Pacific. Cameron Payne led the way for MSU with 21 points with seven ...  read more
 
MLB betting: April 3 American League probable pitching matchups
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 3, 2014  
Want to watch perhaps the hardest throwing right-hander in baseball these days? Tune into Thursday’s Royals at Tigers matchup with young Kansas City flame-thrower Yordano Ventura on the hill. Bet on that and every game at WagerWeb.

Royals RHP Yordano Ventura at Tigers RHP Anibal Sanchez: This rookie Ventura, scouts say, has one of the best arms in the Majors. He hits 101 or 102 mph ...  read more
 
MLB betting: April 3 National League probable pitching matchups
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 3, 2014  
For some reason the San Francisco Giants gave Tim Lincecum a huge extension this offseason despite the fact he has been pretty awful the past two seasons. The “Freak” makes his 2014 debut on Thursday against Arizona. Bet on every game at WagerWeb.

Cubs RHP Jason Hammel at Pirates LHP Wandy Rodriguez: This will be Hammel’s debut for the Cubs and second career start at PNC Park. It t ...  read more
 
NCAA Basketball Betting: Final Four Preview
Bovada Sportsbook Apr 3, 2014  

The Kentucky Wildcats are the lowest seed left in the NCAA Tournament, but after a series of upsets over the first two weeks of the event they're actually listed second – behind the top overall seed Florida Gators – on the NCAA basketball futures to come out on top in March Madness this month. No. 8 Kentucky will battle the No. 2 Wisconsin Badgers in one of the Final Four matchup ...  read more

 
NCAA basketball odds: No. 3 Clemson vs. No. 1 SMU
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 1, 2014  
SMU is still bitter it wasn’t an NCAA Tournament team but the Mustangs can play for the NIT Tournament title with a victory over Clemson on Tuesday night. SMU is 3-point WagerWeb online betting chalk.

Clemson continued their NIT run with a 73-68 win over Belmont. Clemson outscored the Bruins 12-2 down the stretch — its 12th consecutive home NIT win. Demarcus Harrison had 14 of ...  read more
 
NCAA basketball odds: No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 1 Minnesota
WagerWeb Sportsbook Apr 1, 2014  
It’s a match up of top seeds on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden as Florida State faces Minnesota, with the winner taking on either Clemson or SMU in the NIT championship game. FSU is 1.5-point online betting chalk on WagerWeb.

The Gophers advanced to New York with an 81-73 victory over Southern Miss. Austin Hollins had a career-high 32 points, including six straight fre ...  read more
 
MLB Betting: Teams to Watch in 2014
Bovada Sportsbook Mar 31, 2014  
Favorites on the MLB World Series odds at Bovada, the Los Angeles Dodgers got a jump on the regular season with games last weekend in Australia and on Sunday night in San Diego. Los Angeles is just one of the key teams to watch on the MLB betting lines for the 2014 campaign.

Dodgers Top World Series Odds to Open 2014

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NCAA Tournament odds: No. 11 Tennessee vs. No. 2 Michigan
WagerWeb Sportsbook Mar 27, 2014  
Tennessee barely made the NCAA Tournament and had to beat Big Ten team Iowa in the First Four just to get into the 64-team bracket. Yet the Vols have been playing their best basketball for a while and they certainly are capable of upsetting Michigan on Friday night in the Sweet 16. The Wolverines, looking to reach their second straight Elite Eight, are 2-point WagerWeb chalk.

The V ...  read more
 
NCAA Tournament odds: No. 8 Kentucky vs. No. 4 Louisville
WagerWeb Sportsbook Mar 27, 2014  
The Commonwealth of Kentucky will essentially shut down Friday night when blood rivals Kentucky and Louisville face off for a trip to the Elite Eight. Of course the Cats and Cardinals are the past two national champions in college hoops. The winner of this game faces the Tennessee-Michigan winner on Sunday. U of L is 4.5-point WagerWeb chalk.

The Wildcats knocked out No. 9 Kansas St ...  read more
 
MLB odds: 2014 New York Yankees preview
WagerWeb Sportsbook Mar 27, 2014  
The New York Yankees haven’t missed the playoffs for two straight years since the early 1990s but the Bronx Bombers will have an uphill climb to get back to postseason baseball this year with the AL East looking loaded as usual. New York opens the season April 1 at Houston.

Things are definitely different in the Bronx. Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte have retired, Derek Jeter annou ...  read more
 
NCAA Tournament odds: No. 11 Dayton vs. No. 10 Stanford
WagerWeb Sportsbook Mar 26, 2014  
By far the most unlikely Sweet 16 matchup of the 2014 NCAA Tournament is the opening game of Thursday night when No. 10 Stanford faces No. 11 Dayton for a spot in the Elite Eight against either No. 1 Florida or No. 4 UCLA. The Cardinal are 3.5-point WagerWeb betting chalk.

With 10th-seeded Stanford defeating New Mexico and then upsetting Kansas, and 11th-seeded Dayton beating both O ...  read more
 


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