Tigers Slumping in Sanchez Road Starts

The Detroit Tigers have been tagged with a loss in each of Anibal Sanchez's last three trips to the mound on the road as he gets the ball for them at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night in interleague odds action against the Chicago Cubs.

Sanchez sits at 10-10 with a 4.95 ERA on the season, and he's coming off a loss in Kansas City in which he allowed five runs over 5 1-3 innings of work. Jason Hammel (6-5, 3.10 ERA) will start for the Cubs in Tuesday's matchup.

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NFL Week 1 Odds: Patriots Still Favored

Tom Brady is still in line for a Week 1 suspension and Jimmy Garoppolo didn't set the world on fire in his preseason debut, but the New England Patriots are still sitting as betting favorites at the online sportsbooks for their opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 10.


Colts vs Packers: Super Bowl 50 Chalk

A Super Bowl 50 matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and the Green Bay Packers is the betting favorite at the online sportsbooks with the NFL's preseason schedule now underway.

At 5Dimes a Colts vs. Packers matchup at Super Bowl 50 next February is sitting as the +1300 favorite, despite the fact that both teams were bounced from the postseason last year in their respective conference championship games.


NHL Betting Lines: Conference Futures

The defending-champion Chicago Blackhawks have lost a few pieces of their Stanley Cup squad, but the oddsmakers at online sportsbook Bovada still think they’re the ones to beat and list them as the favorite on the odds to win the NHL's Western Conference this season.


Money Leader Wacha Hits Hill for Cards

Sitting atop the Pitcher Money Won list here at OddsShark, St. Louis Cardinals righthander Michael Wacha will try to pay off for bettors once again on Monday night as he takes on the San Francisco Giants' hitters in MLB betting action.

Wacha is 14-4 with a 2.93 ERA on the season, and he's coming off a victory over the Pirates in which he gave up just two runs on nine hits over six innings. Chris Heston (11-7, 3.38 ERA) gets the ball for the Giants in Monday night's matchup.

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Zero OVERs in Kazmir vs Rays Outings

The OVER hasn't paid out for totals bettors in any of Scott Kazmir's four career starts against the Tampa Bay Rays as the lefthander takes the ball for the Houston Astros on Monday night looking for a payout on the MLB betting lines.

Kazmir is 6-7 with a 2.12 ERA, and when he faced the Rays back on May 22 he was tagged with a loss despite giving up just two earned runs over 5 2-3 innings. Erasmo Ramirez (9-4, 3.59 ERA) will pitch for the Rays on Monday night.

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Rugby World Cup: New Zealand Favorites

Defending Rugby World Cup winner New Zealand is the favorite at the online sportsbooks to win the tournament for the second straight time as teams prepare for the event which runs from September 18 to October 31 in England.


MLS Cup Betting: Galaxy Odds Favorites

The Los Angeles Galaxy opened the 2015 MLS season as the favorites to repeat as the MLS Cup champions, and midway through the summer they still sit atop those soccer betting odds at the online sportsbooks.


Will New NFL PAT Rule Affect Bettors?

Will sports bettors be praising or cursing the NFL's new single point rule during the 2015 season? How the rule change affects the game - and specifically the game score - will be something to watch in the preseason and the start of the regular season.

For 2015 the NFL has moved single-point converts back to the 15-yard line, making it a 33-yard attempt for kickers. Last season a single point was only a 20-yard kick and the results were almost automatic as teams made 99.3% of those attempts, missing just eight of 1230 on the season.


Belichick Favorite to Win Coach of Year

Bill Belichick has won the AP NFL Coach of the Year award three times in his career, and he enters the 2015 National Football League campaign as the co-favorite on the latest betting props at the online sportsbooks to get the accolade once again this season.



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