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2014-15 West Coast Conference Basketball Preview


Futures betting odds courtesy of Bovada Gonzaga Odds to win NCAA: 25/1 Gonzaga was the toast of the West Coast Conference again last season, going 29-6 with a 15-3 conference record, but eventually being bounced in the third round of the NCAA tournament by the Arizona Wildcats. The Bulldogs have been able to bring in […]

2014-15 SEC College Basketball Preview


All betting odds courtesy of Bovada Kentucky Odds to win NCAA: 7/2 The Kentucky Wildcats finished 29-11 last season and 12-6 in the SEC, making it to the title game in the NCAA before falling to UConn by six points. The Wildcats were just a 8th seed in opening round play, and the champion UConn […]

2014-15 Pac-12 College Basketball Preview

The UNLV Runnin' Rebels return home and are 17-point home favorites in hosting the UCSB Gauchos on Wednesday night

Betting odds courtesy of Bovada Arizona Odds to win NCAA: 9/1 Last year the Arizona Wildcats finished 33-5 with a 15-3 record in Pac-12 play, and its season ended with a 64-63 loss to Wisconsin in the regional semis. The Cats have made the Elite 8 twice in the last five seasons. Coach Sean Miller […]

2014-15 Mountain West Conference Basketball Preview

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All betting odds courtesy of Bovada San Diego State Odds to win NCAA: 50/1 The San Diego State Aztecs have won eight straight Mountain West titles and won 20 or more games for nine straight seasons. Beyond that, this is an Aztecs team that has made five straight NCAA tournament appearances, including last year which […]

2014-15 Missouri Valley Conference Basketball Preview

The UNLV Runnin' Rebels return home and are 17-point home favorites in hosting the UCSB Gauchos on Wednesday night

Wichita State Odds to win NCAA title: 28/1 Odds courtesy of Bovada Wichita State finished the regular season undefeated. It won its first NCAA tournament game, then ran up against a tough Kentucky Wildcat team and suffered its first loss of the season, by a mere two points. What will hurt the Shockers the most […]

NBA Odds and Picks ATS: New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers


NYK @ CLE Time: 8 PM ET TV: TNT Spread: CLE -13.5 Total: 204 Betting Odds courtesy of Bovada The Cleveland Cavaliers are opening its season Thursday night with a nationally televised matchup against the 0-1 New York Knicks. The Knicks are 13.5-point underdogs according to NBA oddsmakers in what will be LeBron James’ first […]

NBA Opening Week Point Spreads: Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks


Chicago at New York Time: 8 PM ET; TV: ESPN Spread: CHI -4.5 Total: 185 Betting odds courtesy of Bovada Chicago and New York both fought over a certain free agent over the summer. And that man, Carmelo Anthony, chose to stay with Knicks GM Phil Jackson and re-sign in the Big Apple. That, in […]

NBA Opening Night Odds and Predictions: Houston Rockets at L.A. Lakers

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HOUS at LAL Time: 10:30 PM ET TV: TNT Spread: HOU -7.5 M/L: HOU -300; LAL +250 Total: 208 Betting odds c/o Bovada The second of a TNT double-header features the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers aren’t widely touted this year, and even with a healthy Kobe Bryant in the fold still […]

NBA Team Futures: NBA Title Odds and Betting Preview

Manu Ginobli likely returns for the Spurs as they try to bounce back from a game 1 upset at the hands of the Memphis Grizzlies Sunday. The Spurs are 8 point favorites at home.

The reigning champion San Antonio Spurs continue to be insulted in Vegas NBA oddsmakers predictions. Despite handling LeBron James and company fine while LBJ was a member of the Miami Heat, The Spurs find itself just the second most likely to win the title. It isn’t exactly a two-team race between the Cleveland Cavaliers and […]

NBA Futures Predictions: 2014-15 Rookie of the Year Award

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The 2014-15 Rookie the Year race has the potential to be very close. While Duke’s Jabari Parker is the favorite to win the award, there are several other youngsters who have favorable opportunities to shine, as well. Let’s look at the three favorites in detail, while also considering the longer shots that make interesting value […]

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