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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

Lakers Spurs NBA Game Preview

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 […]

2014-15 NBA Player Props: Regular Season MVP Award Prediction

Durant went for 33 in game 1.  He may need to go for 40 tonight.

Kevin Durant won the 2013-14 NBA MVP award, and it isn’t the past-award factor that keeps him from repeating this, but rather a foot injury that will cost him two months of the season. LeBron James’ return to Cleveland makes a nice story, too, and the MVP award is one that really comes down to […]

NFL Week 8 Picks ATS: Oakland Raiders at Cleveland Browns

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Raiders-Browns. Time: 4:25 ET Spread: CLE -7 Total: 43.5 The Oakland Raiders expected it to be tough, and it has been, perhaps just as awful as anticipated and more so. The Raiders will try to get its first win of the season after losing six straight against a 3-3 Cleveland Browns team hoping to improve […]

NFL Week 8 Betting Preview and Prediction: Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars

Blake Bortles-jaguars-2014

Dolphins-Jags Time: 1 PM ET Spread: MIA -6 Total: 42.5 Betting odds courtesy of Bovada The Miami Dolphins have been handling matters on the defensive end as well as any unit in the NFL, but to move beyond a mediocre .500 record it is going to require some scoring. The Dolphins enter this road matchup […]

NFL Week 8 Cellar-Dweller Betting Preview: Minnesota Vikings at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Vikes-Buccs Time: 1 PM ET Spread: TAM -3 Total: 43 Not much can seem to go right for Tampa Bay this year, but this may be just the week to get its first home victory of the year and first win in the month of October. Despite having lost two straight and being 0-3 at […]

NFL Week 8 Betting Odds and Picks: St. Louis Rams at Kansas City Chiefs

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Rams-Chiefs Time: 1 PM ET Spread: KC -7 Total: 44 Kansas City will play host to a 2-4 St. Louis Rams team that is 2-4 on the season with a 1-1 split on the road. NFL odds show the Chiefs as 7-point favorites in the affair. The Chiefs are coming off a Week 7 victory […]

World Series Game 3 Betting Predictions: Kansas City Royals at San Francisco Giants

San Francisco expects IF Pablo Sandoval to return to the lineup Friday night

World Series Game 3 (Tied 1-1) Time: 8 PM ET Spread: SF -1.5 M/L: SF -127; KC +117 Total: 7 Betting odds courtesy of Bovada San Francisco is a bit of a batter’s park, needless to say. From its inconsistent measurements in outfield, to the mist that makes it hard to catch fly balls, the […]

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