Cavaliers Seeking a Payout in Cleveland

The Cleveland Cavaliers have managed to pick up just three ATS victories in their past nine games at home as they get set to play host to the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday in Game 3 of the NBA's Western Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Cavaliers, however, went 2-0 both SU and ATS in the first two games of this series on the road in Atlanta, winning 97-89 as a 2-point road underdog in Game 1 and then 94-82 as a 3.5-point road underdog in Game 2 on Friday night.

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Yankees vs Rangers in Sunday Nighter

The New York Yankees will be looking to tag the Texas Rangers with their sixth loss in their last seven starts by Yovani Gallardo as those two teams meet on the diamond on Sunday night in baseball odds action at the sportsbooks.

Gollardo is 3-6 with a 4.26 ERA on the season, and he gave up four runs on 10 hits over just five innings of work against the Red Sox in his last outing. Chris Capuano (0-1, 12.00 ERA) will get the start for New York on Sunday night.

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Rangers, Bolts in a High-Scoring Series

The New York Rangers and the Tampa Bay Lightning have combined to score 25 goals over their past three meetings as those two teams hit the ice in another potential OVER result on Sunday in Game 5 of the NHL's Eastern Conference final.

New York tied up the best-of-seven set at 2-2 on Friday night with a 5-1 road victory as moneyline underdogs on the NHL betting lines at the sportsbooks. The Lightning had won Games 2 and 3 of the series by a combined score of 12-7.

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Indianapolis 500: Indy 500 Odds Preview

Having won the pole position for the 2015 Indianapolis 500 Scott Dixon now sits as the favorite on the odds to win IndyCar's marquee event at the online sportsbooks with the race on tap for Sunday afternoon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


Tennis Betting: 2015 French Open Odds

The 2015 French Open gets underway at Roland Garros on May 24, and with Rafael Nadal having won the men's singles draw at the tournament in nine of the past 10 years it's not a surprise that he's among the favorites at the online sportsbooks to take the title again this season.


Horses: Belmont Stakes Betting Odds

American Pharoah will be a strong favorite to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978 when the Bob Baffert trainee steps into the starting gate for the Belmont Stakes (G1) on June 6. The colt is currently at betting odds of 1/1 at Bovada.

The colt rolled to a seven-length victory in the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico over a sloppy surface. It was his sixth victory in a row. The colt has now amassed $3,730,300 in career earnings.


Gambling Debts for Am. Pharoah Owner?

Ahmed Zayat, owner of Zayat Stables which campaigns Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah, is being sued in United States District Court in New Jersey by former associate Howard Rubinsky, who claims Zayat racked up gambling losses at an offshore sportsbook totaling between $1.6 and $2 million.

American Pharoah is the current even money betting favorite at Bovada for the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6.


NBA Draft Props: Towns Atop Odds List

The Minnesota Timberwolves won the lottery and will have the top pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, and the online sportsbooks have Kentucky freshman center Karl-Anthony Towns as the favorite to be selected first overall.

At Bovada NBA Draft props released on Wednesday have Towns set as the -200 favorite on the odds to be the first overall pick on June 25, with Duke freshman center Jahlil Okafor at +175, and Any Other Player at +500.


MLB Betting News: Umpire Assignments

Much like referees in basketball, baseball umpires can make an impact on the game, which is why bettors should know exactly who is assigned where on each crew daily.


NBA Betting News: Referee Assignments

Long before the Tim Donaghy scandal, handicapping games based on referees and umpires was commonplace. Handicappers continue to find trends and tendencies based on who is officiating, especially in the NBA where a ref who loves to call lots of fouls can impact the final score. Ditto one who likes to keep his whistle in his pocket.



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