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Why the Penguins Win the Stanley Cup

On Monday night in Pittsburgh, the 2016 Stanley Cup Final gets underway and the Penguins will look to win their fourth Stanley Cup in franchise history. The Penguins opened as -120 favorites over the San Jose Sharks to win the series, and I think they’ll get it done.

Here’s why:

They’ve already beaten the best

The Penguins have had the toughest road to the Stanley Cup Final in recent memory.

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Why the Sharks Win the Stanley Cup

San Jose Sharks NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

For the first time in their 25-year history, the San Jose Sharks will play in the Stanley Cup Final as their series with the Pittsburgh Penguins begins Monday evening at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

The Sharks defeated the Los Angeles Kings in five games in the opening round, followed by eliminating the Nashville Predators in seven and the St. Louis Blues in six. Can they put the finishing touches on the Pens and lock up hockey’s Holy Grail? That’s something that will be answered in what promises to be an excellent series.

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2016 CFL Season Win Totals

The CFL season is quickly approaching with only a few weeks until the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Toronto Argonauts kick off the season on June 23. With three-down football about to hit the airwaves once again, Bovada has opened win totals for every CFL team.

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NFL Defensive Player of The Year Odds

J.J. Watt has owned the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award the past several years with the Houston Texans’ standout winning claiming the crown in three of the past four seasons. Watt is in the argument of being the best player in football – regardless of position.

It should not be a surprise then that Watt is the favorite to claim the DPOY in the upcoming 2016-17 season. Bet365 has tabbed Watt has a +275 fave to claim the title for the third consecutive season.  

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UFC Fight Night 88: Betting Odds Preview

The bantamweights take center stage when the UFC invades the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 29. Two undefeated prospects meet in the main event as Thomas Almeida and Cody Garbrandt clash in a battle for the future of the 135-lbs division.

The present of the bantamweight division is also up for grabs when Aljamain Sterling and Bryan Caraway meet on the Fight Pass main event. The winner of the bout will put himself in good position to challenge for the bantamweight title in 2017.

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Indianapolis 500: Indy 500 Odds Preview

Will Power IndyCar

The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 goes down this Sunday and things are very tight atop the odds board with five drivers listed in the +550 to +650 range.

Online sportsbook Bovada has 2014’s IndyCar Series champ Will Power listed as the favorite. Power will attempt to win the race after finishing second last year. He’s yet to win the race in eight attempts but he has four top-10 finishes.

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Turns Out, Bettors Are The Best Pundits

When it comes to the predictions of political pundits, sports bettors kicked the butts of everyone this U.S. presidential election. 

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Sharks Enter Cup Final as Underdogs

San Jose Sharks NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

In the NHL, it’s just a matter of getting into the playoffs. Number one team overall or squeaking into the postseason thanks to a wild card, it makes no difference; any team has a shot at winning the Cup.

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Exaggerator Favored in Belmont Odds

Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Exaggerator opened as the favorite for the $1.5-million Belmont Stakes (G1) on June 11, and the price went down even farther with the announcement that Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Nyquist is not headed to the Big Apple.

Nyquist suffered his first defeat in the Preakness and spiked a fever shortly after the race. His trainer Doug O’Neill announced on Tuesday morning that the colt had an elevated white blood cell count and was declared out of the third jewel of the Triple Crown.

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Mayweather vs McGregor Boxing Odds

Floyd Mayweather Conor McGregor Boxing UFC

Is this a fight that could actually happen? The two biggest names in combat sports are rumored to go toe-to-toe in a boxing match, and ludicrousness aside, it would be the most lucrative fight in boxing history.

Once news of the potential bout broke, Twitter blew up, causing online sportbook Bovada to set odds for the fight. Unsurprisingly, Mayweather opened as a HUGE favorite, coming in at -2000, with McGregor coming back at +900.

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