Hawks Try to Extend Home Payout Run

The Chicago Blackhawks have paid off on the NHL moneyline in seven of their last eight games at home as they play host to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final with the series all square at one win each.

The Lightning tied up the best-of-seven set at 1-1 on Saturday night with a 4-3 home win as a -135 favorite on the NHL betting lines at the sportsbooks. The Blackhawks were 2-1 winners in Game 1 as betting underdogs in Tampa Bay.

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Trends with Royals vs Twins on Monday

The Kansas City Royals have managed to pick up the win in four of starting pitcher Jason Vargas' last five trips to the mound as they prepare to take on the Minnesota Twins on Monday night in baseball odds action at the sportsbooks.

Vargas, though, is 4-2 with just a 4.79 ERA on the season, and he gave up nine earned runs over 8 2-3 innings in two starts against the Twins in April. Phil Hughes (4-5, 4.96 ERA) is Minnesota's probable pitcher for Monday's game.

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UNDER Trend as Hawks Seek 2-0 Lead

After picking up the victory as road underdogs on the NHL moneyline in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final on Wednesday night the Chicago Blackhawks will be looking to extend their series lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning to 2-0 on Saturday.

The Lightning had been pegged as -123 home favorites at the online sportsbooks in Game 1 on Wednesday, but Chicago scored late to pick up a 2-1 victory in an UNDER result for bettors. The UNDER is now 4-1 in their last five meetings.

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King Felix is Profitable Against the Rays

The Seattle Mariners are a profitable 8-2 in Felix Hernandez's last 10 starts against the Tampa Bay Rays as the righthander takes the mound for them on Saturday night in top baseball betting action at the online sportsbooks.

Hernandez is also 8-2 with a 2.63 ERA so far this season, although he's coming off a rare rocky outing last time out when he gave up seven runs in 4 2-3 innings to the Yankees. Alex Colome (3-2, 5.05 ERA) gets the ball for Tampa Bay.

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Tennis Betting: 2015 French Open Odds

It'll be Novak Djokovic taking on Stan Wawrinka in the final of the men's draw of the French Open, with Djokovic the big betting favorite on the tennis odds at the online sportsbooks.

At Bovada Djokovic is set as the -800 favorite to win the final, and he's coming off a marathon 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 5-7, 6-1 victory over Andy Murray in the semifinals of the tournament that took two days to complete due to a weather delay.


NASCAR: Axalta 400 Betting Preview

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be looking to pay out on the NASCAR betting lines for the third straight time at Pocono Raceway when he hits the track on Sunday afternoon in the Axalta We Paint Winners 400.

Earnhardt Jr. took the checkered flag and paid off for his supporters on the Sprint Cup Series odds in both events at Pocono Raceway in 2014, winning the Pocono 400 in June and the GoBowling.com 400 in August.


UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs Henderson

UFC betting action returns this weekend with a full card of action on which to wager. UFC Fight Night odds will feature lines on 12 fights, including the main event between MMA legend Dan Henderson and Tim Boetsch.

The UFC Fight Night fight card will also feature matchups between Ben Rothwell and Matt Mitrione, and Dustin Poirier and Yancy Medeiros.

Boetsch vs Henderson

Dan Henderson was once considered to be one of the top fighters in the Middle and Light Heavyweight divisions, but Father Time looks to have caught up with the MMA legend.


Horses: Belmont Stakes Betting Odds

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah will break from the five post on Saturday as he attempts to become the first Triple Crown winner in nearly four decades when he is sent off as the heavy betting favorite in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes.

The Bob Baffert trainee comes into the Belmont Stakes having won six races in a row by a combined 30 ¼ lengths and is the 10-13 betting favorite at Bovada.


Triple Crown Betting: American Pharoah

With wins in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes under their belts American Pharoah, jockey Victor Espinoza, and trainer Bob Baffert will now get their shot at horse racing's Triple Crown on Saturday in the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park.

American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby as the betting favorite at Churchill Downs back on May 2, racing past second-place finisher Firing Line and third-place finisher Dortmund for the victory in the first jewel of the Triple Crown. Frosted was fourth, Danzig Moon was fifth, and Materiality was sixth at the Kentucky Derby.


Champions League Final Betting Preview

The Champions League final is set with Barcelona the betting favorite to win facing Juventus on Saturday at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

Both teams have already won their respective leagues and the big question is can Juventus knock out two Spanish giants to win the Champions League? They beat Real Madrid 3-2 in aggregate and face a tall task taking on La Liga champion Barcelona.



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