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Odds to win MLB MVP: 2014 Baseball Futures Favor Trout, McCutcheon

Miguel Cabrera is the defending American League MVP, but he isn't the first choice among books and bettors to win this year's race. That distinction goes to the kid who has finished second in the voting to Miggy in each of the last two seasons. Mike Trout of the Angels tops the betting to win this year's American League MVP award at odds of 11-4. In just two-plus seasons...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Pennant Odds: Tigers Lead American League, Dodgers in National League betting

Most of the usual suspects top the odds when it comes to MLB futures action, but where might the value lie on the updated pennant betting boards? The Detroit Tigers top the betting in the American League at odds of 9/2. Detroit has made the playoffs the last three seasons, and won the pennant two years ago. As well, the Tigers still own one of the best starting rotations in baseball...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Paris Saint Germain vs. Chelsea betting odds, Champions League betting match Preview

Chelsea is coming off a surprising loss in their last Premier League match, which really hurt their title chances, and they are the Champions League betting underdog on the road facing Paris Saint Germain.  PSG is in form and they have the France Ligue 1, pretty much, in the bag, but can they beat the English giant in the first leg of this Champions League quarterfinal tie? PSG...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

March Madness trends extend to Sweet 16 betting and Elite Eight odds

Cinderella lives to dance in the Elite Eight while three top seeds look to advance as well as March Madness betting hits a critical stage. No. 11 Dayton pulled another upset and now faces top overall seed Florida on Saturda. Whether its odds on the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 matchups this week or NCAA college basketball props on who will score the most points or who will be the Most Outstanding...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Derby betting favorite Cairo Prince in action in Florida Derby

Kentucky Derby fever is starting to grow and the favorite for the 2014 edition of the race goes this weekend in the Florida Derby. Cairo Prince, a 10-1 shot according to the Kentucky Derby futures at Bovada racebook , will go off as the morning line favorite (currently 9/5). The Florida Derby is one of three Derby points races on Saturday. The $2 million UAE Derby at Meydan Racecourse...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Manchester United vs. Olympiakos Betting Match Preview

Things just keep getting worse for Manchester United after the dropped further down the league table with an embarrassing 3-0 loss to Liverpool at Old Trafford in their last match. Now they have to come back from a two-goal deficit against Olympiakos to advance to the quarterfinals of the Champions League. Midweek Man United were big home Champions League betting favorites at -200...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida tops NCAA basketball title odds table

They haven’t lost since Dec. 2 and they are rich in experienced senior players. The Florida Gators, the top overall seed in the 2014 March Madness bracket, were sitting at +400 on the NCAA basketball championship odds list at Topbet.eu Monday morning. Just a few hours after Selection Sunday made Florida, Wichita State, Virginia and Arizona as the top seeds in each region and a...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Memphis Tigers betting odds preview, trends

With just two games left in the regular season including their final home game of the year on Thursday, the Cincinnati Bearcats will attempt to get back on track hosting the Memphis Tigers. Cincinnati was a 4-point NBA betting odds favorite at home, according to Bovada. Cincinnati found its stride in the middle of December, putting together a stretch of 15 straight wins that included...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse vs Virginia highlights college basketball betting action

The Syracuse Orange have had four days off to regroup from a rough 2-2 SU and 0-3-1 ATS run over their last four games. Syracuse will need its best effort on Saturday visiting the Virginia Cavaliers, who haven’t lost since January 13. Virginia was a 3.5-point favorite at home on the college basketball betting lines menu at Odds Shark. Syracuse’s 24-0 SU and 15-5 ATS start to...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

March Madness Betting sees Florida move to top of odds to win NCAA Tournament

The Florida Gators' last loss came back on December 2 against the Connecticut Huskies. The Gators followed that loss up with solid wins over Kansas and Memphis that began their current 20-game winning streak. With seniors Casey Prather and Scottie Wilbekin leading a talented young team, Florida looks to have the right combination of experience and talent to make a deep run this...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor vs Texas meet in Big 12 basketball betting rivalry Wednesday

The Texas Longhorns are 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS over their last five home games and 5-1 ATS in their past six games against Big 12 rival Baylor. After losing two straight on the road, Texas will try to get back on track at home Wednesday night hosting the Bears. Texas was a 4-point favorite in Wednesday night's game in early Big 12 basketball betting. From January 11 to February 4...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke Blue Devils vs North Carolina Tar Heels betting odds preview

The Duke vs. UNC rivalry is one of the most famous rivalries in all of sports and Duke has held the upper hand in recent years with a 7-2 SU and 5-4 ATS edge. This game was supposed to be played last Wednesday, but was postponed to Thursday due to snow. Duke enters the game as a slight 1.5-point favorite, according to the NCAA college basketball betting lines. Duke got off on the...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs Oklahoma City Thunder in key NBA betting matchup

In a potential NBA Finals preview, the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat are visiting the Western Conference-leading Oklahoma City Thunder, who have won nine straight at home and come in after a week of rest after winning three straight heading into the All-Star break. Though the Heat are just 6-6 in this series since the Thunder relocated from Seattle, they will always...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

March Madness contest payout $1 billion for perfect bracket

An annual ritual of March Madness is the search for the perfect bracket. Whether it happens around the office water cooler, at the local watering hole, or as part of the growing number of available online contests, each year basketball fans from across America put their money where their mouth is, boldly predicting the winners in each of the tourney’s games. There is an extra incentive...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA All-Star Game Betting: Odds on 3 Point Contest

A collection of the sharpest shooters in the land put their skills on display at the NBA Three-Point Shoot, Saturday night down in New Orleans, part of All-Star weekend's activities. And since it's on TV, ya know, we're thinking about betting on it. Golden State's Stephen Curry is the most renowned long-range bomber in the land at the moment, but the best doesn'...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse Leads March Madness Future Odds Lists

The Syracuse Orange are undefeated, sit atop both the AP and USA Today polls and enjoy the respect of oddsmakers who have them as the top betting pick to win the college basketball national championship in 2014. At 23-0, the Orange are one of just two undefeated teams in the country (Wichita State just moved to 26-0) and sit at +500 (wager $100 to turn a $5000 profit). The Shockers...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Betting on Super Bowl pushes Denver point spread higher

Vegas and overseas sportsbook observers were predicting a surge of Seattle money on the Super Bowl betting line but it seems to be turning into a Denver surge instead. As of Sunday morning, the Super Bowl point spread had climbed a half point to -2.5 for Denver over Seattle, with one sportsbook tracked by OddsShark.com at -3. "Many in the industry were still predicting a late...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Super Bowl props, MVP battle between Manning and Wilson

Super Bowl prop betting has become a huge part of the Super Bowl experience and the MVP trophy is one of the biggest post-game wagers to make. Of course, most bettors can’t help but have a wager on the coin toss and the national anthem over-under just to get started. And if that goes well (heads is on a five-game win streak), then why not wager on Bruno Mars at the halftime show...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Betting: Pro Bowl Odds Preview On Odd Game Format

Once upon a time the NFL Pro Bowl kinda meant something. Players didn't make the big money they do now, so the extra cash for the winners acted as motivation. And conference pride, to a degree, still mattered. But over the years, as the money became meaningless and pride waned, the Pro Bowl devolved into a semi-glorified scrimmage, and more recently an outright farce. So in an...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Broncos holding steady in Super Bowl betting

A healthy and motivated Peyton Manning has Super Bowl 48 bettors convinced that Denver can beat Seattle and cover the small point spread too. The line opened at PK, but was quickly bet to -2.5, where it remained at online shops such as Topbet.eu. For those with an early bet on Super Bowl XLVIII, it could prove terrific value if Denver’s record-setting 2013 regular season ends with...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin vs. Minnesota NCAA basketball betting preview, Big Ten pick

While the road team has covered four straight in this series, Wisconsin (16-2, 3-2) has failed to cover seven of its last nine against the Gophers overall. Minnesota (14-5, 3-3) is 2-1 at home in conference play, but comes into this one mired in a 1-5 ATS slide at home. Normally a physically rugged squad, the Badgers average 75.8 points per game this season, an average that’s nearly...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets favored, NBA betting lines for Week of January 6, 2014

The Brooklyn Nets entered last Thursday’s game on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder as a 12-point underdog with a 10-21 SU and 12-19 ATS record. The Nets won outright 95-93, and carried that momentum into a win and cover Saturday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Nets will try to match a season-high three-game winning streak Monday night hosting the Atlanta Hawks...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild Card weekend props, Brees, McCoy, Green lead betting

If oddsmakers are right, the New Orleans vs Philadelphia Wild Card matchup will produce the best passing performance of the weekend and the best rushing performance. Drew Brees is a 3/2 favorite to pass for the most yards as the NFL playoffs kick off Saturday. Aaron Rodgers is next at 7/2 but he faces a tough San Francisco defense and possibly messy weather in Green Bay. Andy Dalton...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Clippers bettors face tough week with NBA point spreads

The Los Angeles Clippers are 6-2 SU and ATS over their last eight games. On Monday they host the Phoenix Suns as a 7.5-point home favorite. Los Angeles is 3-1 SU and ATS in its last four games against the Suns, and eight of the last 10 games between these two games have played UNDER the total. [ See matchup details and live NBA odds ] Later in the week, the Clippers head to Texas...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC 168 betting: props favor Anderson Silva vs Chris Weidman

Anderson Silva was perfect in the Octagon in 16 fights and the UFC’s all-time greatest champion, but he slipped up in July. Oddsmakers don’t think the Brazilian middleweight champion will slip up again as he gets a rematch at UFC 168 with Chris Weidman. In addition to his favorite status on the main UFC 168 betting lines (-170 at Bovada), he also dominates the prop betting. For...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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