Super Contest Week 16 Computer Picks

The Odds Shark prediction computer is 44-19 SU the past four weeks as the machine keeps up its momentum in the second half of the season (as it usually does).

But the ATS hasn’t been great, and the selection process for our best five picks for the WestGate Super Contest hasn’t been great either. We were 3-2 in Week 15 and seek out our first 5-0 ATS sweep here in a week with a ton of big home dogs.

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Cavaliers ready for a visit from the Nets

The Cleveland Cavaliers have already blown out the Brooklyn Nets once this season as those Eastern Conference teams hit the floor together once again in NBA betting action at the sportsbooks on Friday night.

Cleveland blasted Brooklyn 110-88 in their first meeting of the season on December 8, covering as 8-point road favorites on the NBA odds in that OVER result. The OVER has paid off eight times in the last 10 games between the Cavaliers and the Nets dating back to 2012.

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681352
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Stars in Calgary to face Flames on Friday

The OVER has managed to pay out in each of the last seven games between the Dallas Stars and the Calgary Flames as those Western Conference clubs meet in NHL betting action at the online sportsbooks on Friday night.

Dallas is 3-1 in its past four games against Calgary heading into their first meeting of the season on Friday night, although the Flames topped the Stars 4-3 as road underdogs in their most recent matchup last March. The OVER/UNDER has gone 7-0-3 in their last 10 meetings.

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672714
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Wildcats on the hardwood against UTEP

The Arizona Wildcats won and covered the posted spread at the sportsbooks when they last faced the UTEP Miners as those two schools meet on the hardwood in college basketball betting action once again on Friday night.

Arizona topped UTEP 72-51 and easily covered the 9.5-point spread on the college basketball odds when the teams last met back in November 2012. That game turned out to be an UNDER result for totals bettors at the sportsbooks.

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685898
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College Bowl Odds: 2014/15 Bowl Games

College football bowl season has become one of those must-bet events each year, along with betting on the Super Bowl and the Kentucky Derby. And with so many bowl games now dotting the college football landscape starting in mid-December and extending through to the championship game in January, there is plenty of betting product out there at the online sportsbooks.

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NFL Odds: Week 16 Line Moves Roundup

The Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions will continue their battle for first place in the NFC North standings on different fronts this weekend, and both teams find themselves as increasing favorites on the NFL betting lines for Week 16.

The Lions opened as just 4.5-point road favorites against the Chicago Bears for Sunday, but with Chicago in disarray that line has moved to Detroit -9.5 at the sportsbooks. The Packers opened as 10-point road favorites against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with that line having moved to Green Bay -12.5 over the last few days.

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NFL Consensus Betting Picks for Week 16

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are still fighting for top spot overall in the AFC and home-field advantage in the playoffs, and the wagering public at OddsShark.com thinks they'll be able to help their cause on Monday night as we look at the NFL Consensus Picks for Week 16.

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NHL Weekend Odds: Isles visit the Wings

The New York Islanders will be looking to keep pace with the division-leading Pittsburgh Penguins when they travel to Detroit on Friday night to take on the Red Wings as slim 6/5 underdogs in NHL betting action at the sportsbooks.

The Islanders enter the weekend solidly in control of second place in the Metropolitan Division with 42 points in their first 31 games. New York posted a pair of SU wins this week, topping the Chicago Blackhawks and New Jersey Devils to end a three-game losing streak during which they gave up a whopping 17 goals.

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Week 16 NFL Odds: Philly vs Washington

The Philadelphia Eagles will be looking to rebound from a tough primetime loss to the rival Dallas Cowboys and keep their drive for a playoff berth alive on Saturday afternoon as they take on Washington at FedEx Field.

Philadelphia, now second in the NFC East at 9-5 SU on the season, won but didn't cover against Washington in a 37-34 victory as a 4-point home favorite on September 21. That was the Eagles' third straight win against Washington dating back to last season, with Philly now 7-3 SU and 5-5 ATS in their last 10 meetings.

The Washington Redskins sport a record of 3-11 and 4-10 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Philadelphia Eagles sit at 9-5 and 9-5 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 6-8 for the Redskins and 9-5 for the Eagles.

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Niners host Chargers Week 16 Odds Pick

The San Diego Chargers will be trying to keep their playoff hopes alive on Saturday night as they take on the free-falling San Francisco 49ers in NFL betting action on the road at Levi's Stadium.

The Chargers have lost two games in a row SU but remain in the AFC Wild Card picture at 8-6 SU on the season - which ranks them eighth in the AFC heading into Week 16. The Niners were eliminated from playoff contention in the NFC with their loss to the rival Seahawks in Week 15, which dropped them to just 7-7 SU and extended their losing skid to three.

Betting fans of the San Francisco 49ers have seen them go 7-7 and 5-9 ATS so far this season, while the San Diego Chargers are at 8-6 and 6-8 ATS. In over under totals betting, the San Diego Chargers are 6-8, while the San Francisco 49ers are 4-10.

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