Cueto Seeks Second Victory as a Royal

The Kansas City Royals finally picked up a payout in a Johnny Cueto start when he last took the mound, and they'll be looking to do it again on Saturday when the righthander takes on the Los Angeles Angels in baseball odds action.

The Royals lost Cueto's first two starts with the team before he held the Tigers scoreless on four hits last time out; overall he's 8-7 with a 2.53 ERA in 2015. Matt Shoemaker (5-8, 4.36 ERA) gets the start for the Angels.

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Lucrative Blue Jays Set to Face Yankees

The Toronto Blue Jays have won 11 games in a row overall and four games in a row against the New York Yankees as those two AL East contenders meet at the Rogers Centre on Friday night to open a marquee baseball betting series at the sportsbooks.

The Blue Jays, who have overtaken the Yankees in the division race, will send David Price to the mound on Friday night; Price is 11-4 with a 2.35 ERA on the season. Ivan Nova (4-4, 3.52 ERA) gets the ball for the Yankees for Friday's contest.

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Cubs Sit 2-5 in Last Seven vs White Sox

The Chicago Cubs have been tagged with a loss on the baseball betting lines at the sportsbooks in five of their last seven games against the Chicago White Sox as those clubs get set to open an interleague series at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday.

Kyle Hendricks (6-5, 3.73 ERA) will get the ball on the road for the Cubs in Friday's matchup; the Cubs have gone 3-0 in his last three outings. Jeff Samardzija (8-7, 4.62 ERA) will head to the hill for the White Sox at home in Friday's opener.

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Pats Chalk on Division and Playoff Odds

Heading into their preseason opener the New England Patriots remained the clear favorites on the odds to win the AFC East division title at online sportsbook 5Dimes, and they're also heavily favored to make the playoffs once again this season.


Aldo vs McGregor Betting: UFC 194 Set

Conor McGregor will finally have his Featherweight showdown with Jose Aldo, and expect the online sportsbooks to be siding with the interim champion over the returning champion when the two fighters meet in the Octagon at UFC 194 in Las Vegas on December 12.

The title unification bout will mark Aldo's first appearance in the Octagon since UFC 179 in October 2014 when he beat Chad Mendes by unanimous decision. Aldo was then scheduled to face McGregor at UFC 189 in Las Vegas back in July, but he pulled out of that bout with a rib injury.


Cards Riding 3-0 Run in Pirates at Lynn

The St. Louis Cardinals are 3-0 in Lance Lynn's home starts against the division-rival Pittsburgh Pirates over the last two seasons as they send him to the mound in search of his 10th victory of the year in MLB odds action on Thursday.

Lynn sits at 9-6 with a 2.76 ERA on the season, but when he faced the Pirates on the road back on July 10 he gave up five runs over just four innings of work in a loss. Francisco Liriano (7-6, 3.13 ERA) counters for Pittsburgh on Thursday.

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Packers vs Patriots NFL Preseason Odds

Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to get plenty of playing time on Thursday night as the New England Patriots play host to the Green Bay Packers as consensus home favorites on the NFL betting lines in their Week 1 preseason contest.


Golf Betting: PGA Championship Odds

Jordan Spieth has played the PGA Championship twice in his career and missed the cut both times. However, he's still listed as the betting favorite at the online sportsbooks to come out on top at the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits from August 13-16.


Alba Atop Celeb Apprentice Host Odds

Is the host of The Celebrity Apprentice about to get a lot easier on the eyes? The online sportsbooks have released the odds to replace Donald Trump as the host of the reality television show, and actress and businesswoman Jessica Alba is sitting as the frontrunner on the betting lines.


NFL Coaches: Preseason ATS Records

Some National Football League head coaches care more about their preseason results than others, with some of them liking their offense to get used to piling up the points and others instead playing their exhibition schedule close to the vest.

And knowing how specific NFL head coaches approach the preseason slate is crucial for bettors at this time of year.



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