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Man Inexplicably Wins $120K After Texas State Upset Houston

The Texas State Bobcats were playing in their first ever game in the Football Bowl Subdivision on Saturday against the Houston Cougars. No one thought that the Bobcats could win this game, I mean Houston finished 13-1 and ranked #18 last season, while the Bobcats went 6-6 in the FCS. Except for one man. The William Hill Race and Sports Book in Las Vegas said that a man placed...
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September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

March Madness Bracket Betting Trends

Every year, a new batch of teams appear in the March Madness bracket and in the college basketball betting odds menus. And every year, some of the same teams following the same trends – to the Final Four or to the upset scrap heap in the first round. Check out some of the March Madness betting trends courtesy of the Bovada Sports Betting blog. Florida 9-3 ATS past 12 tournament...
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March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Louisville Dominates March Madness Sweet 16 Player Prop Betting

Louisville continues to win and continues to cover point spreads and their winning ways have made them a popular choice among March Madness prop bets in 2013. The Cardinals, a No. 1 bracket seed, are 3/1 odds to win the tournament, according to the NCAA basketball tournament props listed by Bodog. They are favored to win the Midwest Regional and Russ Smith is the 5/1 choice to...
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March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB Weekend Betting Preview, Odds and Predictions

The first weekend of the baseball season offers up some cherce betting opportunities, with several good series match-ups to choose from. Among them, the Tigers and Yankees meet in an AL championship series re-match; the Cardinals and Giants meet in an NLCS re-match; the Angels and Rangers begin their season rivalry; and the Nationals hit Cincy to take on the Reds. What are the...
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals surprise contenders: Baseball odds preview

The Kansas City Royals made some upgrades over the off-season and so far things are working out; KC sits just a half-game out of first place in the AL Central. This weekend the Royals get a chance to prove themselves worthy of at least mention when it comes to contender status when they host the AL East-leading New York Yankees for three games at Kauffman Stadium, starting Friday...
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May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA Finals Odds Favor Miami Heat, but Spurs Win as Underdogs

LeBron James may get all the ink and the accolades, but Tony Parker is getting all the wins. TP led the way, once again, for his San Antonio Spurs in Thursday night's opening game of the NBA Championship series, tossing in 21 points, including the final two that iced the game, as the Spurs stole home-court advantage with a 92-88 victory in Miami. San Antonio won outright Thursday...
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June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

US Open Betting Preview: Reasons why Tiger will not win in 2013 at Merion

The golf world has been rooting for Tiger Woods to return to his old habit of winning big tournaments, and sportsbooks are no different. A Tiger that wins big tournaments is good for business and with four wins in eight starts this year, business is booming for golf bettors. So when you combine his improved play with his transdendant personality, it's no surprise Woods is the...
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June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves, Dodgers solidify spots in NL Pennant Odds

Having swept the Washington Nationals last week, the Atlanta Braves will be looking to pay out against their division rival once again this weekend as the two clubs meet in a three-game MLB betting series getting underway on Friday night. Overall the Braves have won five straight games against the Nationals, including that three-game sweep in Washington early last week when Atlanta...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

CFL Football betting: Saskatchewan leads early Grey Cup odds

The Saskatchewan Roughriders haven’t won the Grey Cup since 2007, but if the first two months of the season are any indication, they are looking like the team to beat. Quarterback Darian Durant has thrown a CFL-leading 17 touchdown passes without a single interception while RB Kory Sheets leads the CFL in rushing with 919 yards on the season so far. Durant and Sheets have led...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Clemson vs Georgia betting preview, odds, predictions

ESPN College GameDay will roll into Clemson for the premier matchup in Week 1 of  College Football, as No. 5 Georgia visits the eighth-ranked Tigers in a battle of senior quarterbacks.Georgia opened a slight 1-point favorite over the Tigers, and has seen some movement, with the number creeping to 2, and back down to 1.5 at most places, with the total a consensus 72. [ Matchup Stats...
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Braxton Miller tops Heisman Trophy betting odds list

Until Autograph-Gate, this award was Johnny Manziel's to lose, according to sports bettors. But now that the Texas A&M star's college career is up in the air (just like his myriad TD passes from last year), its another star QB who owns the spot atop the Heisman Trophy odds list. Braxton Miller of Ohio State has moved top the top of 'which player will win the Heisman...
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

NHL Futures: Chicago tops Stanley Cup odds menu to start 2013-2014 season

The defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks are the odds-on favorites to successfully defend their title, with the Pittsburgh Penguins favored to win the Eastern Conference and listed as second-favorites to hoist the Cup. Along with a full set of lines for those who bet on NHL each year, every team’s chances to prove the oddsmakers wrong, there are a number of interesting...
Via Odds Shark
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Western teams dominate latest CFL Grey Cup betting odds

Winnipeg was a 15/1 Grey Cup long shot a month ago, but they have tumbled all the way to 100/1 odds in the latest CFL futures posted this week. Two Western Division teams lead the way, according to Bodog, at 2/1. The Calgary Stampeders (9-2) and Saskatchewan Roughriders (8-3) top the list while the Toronto Argonauts own the best odds among Eastern teams at 9/2. They are just 7...
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September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Georgia vs LSU odds highlight college football Week 5 betting

Seven SEC teams are ranked among the nation’s Top 25, including four in the Top 10, but either LSU or Georgia will slip in the upcoming Associated Press college football poll. The ninth-ranked Bulldogs (2-1, 1-0 SEC) host No. 6 LSU at Sanford Stadium in Athens, and Georgia is laying -3 to the Tigers (4-0, 1-0 SEC), according to college football betting lines at sportsbooks monitored...
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September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago remains Cup favorite on eve of NHL season

Oddsmakers don't believe any NHL team has done enough in the offseason to muscle the Top 4 teams from last year out of the top betting slots for the 2014 Stanley Cup. Chicago defeated Boston in the Cup final in June and they hold down the No. 1 and No. 3 positions in odds updated this week at Bodog sportsbook. The Pittsburgh Penguins and Los Angeles Kings were all semi-finalists...
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September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB Playoff Betting: ALDS, NLDS odds Friday

Max Scherzer was terrific all season, but he only split his two starts against Bartolo Colon and Oakland. So after the Tigers lost three of his last five road starts, is Detroit a lock to win the ALDS opener Friday night? The Tigers are small road favorites on MLB betting lines posted by Bovada. Matt Moore is small road underdog for Tampa Bay as they visit Boston. John Lester fires...
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October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Betting Trends Week 6: Raiders, Redskins, Bills own streaks

NFL trends in Week 6 are overshadowed by the mammoth point spread in Denver but there are still plenty of solid angles based on historical play. Buffalo is a home underdog to Cincinnati, but the Bengals have been terrible as big road chalk and the Bills are 10-1 SU in 11 games vs Cincy over the years. Oakland is a big road underdog at Kansas City, but those looking to place NFL...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

AdvoCare V100 Bowl Odds: Boston College Eagles vs Arizona Wildcats Betting Preview

The Boston College Eagles have struggled in bowl games over the years and they are underdogs on the AdvoCare V100 Bowl odds menu against the Arizona Wildcats. Boston College is just 1-6 ATS in its past seven bowl games and a recent trend in this bowl points to fading the Eagles again with Arizona opening as 7.5-point chalk. Favorites are 8-2 ATS against the NCAA betting lines in...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

College Football Bowl Betting Overview 2013

The Florida State Seminoles are the favourites at the books to win the BCS Championship Game in early January, with college football's bowl season kicking off on Saturday afternoon. Florida State is listed as an 8.5-point favourite against Auburn, with those teams set to meet at the Rose Bowl in the BCS Championship Game on January 6. The Seminoles' perfect 13-0 SU record...
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December 19, 2013  |  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

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

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...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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