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UFC 189 Betting: Mendes vs McGregor

A rib injury has forced featherweight champion Jose Aldo out of his title fight against Conor McGregor at UFC 189, making the former challenger a -190 favorite (bet $190 to win $100) versus replacement Chad Mendes, who is a +155 underdog (bet $100 to win $155) as the two battle for the interim belt on July 11 in Las Vegas.

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UFC 189 Odds: McGregor Round 2 KO?

Conor McGregor apparently bet UFC boss Dana White $3 million that he will knock out Chad Mendes in the second round of UFC 189 in Las Vegas.

While that wager is probably using ‘house money’ (perhaps it’s a deal where the Notorious One would get a slice of PPV money), it shows he is supremely confident that he can defeat new opponent Mendes, just a week after Jose Aldo withdrew with a rib injury.

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Giants Stumbling in Bumgarner Outings

The San Francisco Giants have stumbled with just two wins in the last seven outings by starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner as he heads to the mound for them on Friday night against the Philadelphia Phillies in odds action at the sportsbooks.

Bumgarner sits at 8-5 with a 3.34 ERA on the season, and he's coming off a loss to the Nationals in which he allowed six runs on eight hits in five innings pitched. Cole Hamels (5-6, 3.02 ERA) will start for the Phillies on Friday night.

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694286
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Tigers Have Lost All of Verlander's Starts

The Detroit Tigers have managed to get tagged with a loss in each of starting pitcher Justin Verlander's first four outings this season as he heads to the mound again on Friday night in baseball odds action against the Minnesota Twins.

Verlander is 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA on the season, and he was knocked around for seven runs in just five innings of work against the Blue Jays last time out. Ervin Santana (0-0, 2.25 ERA) will start for the Twins in Friday night's game.

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695660
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Clippers Odds Rebound on Jordan News

The Los Angeles Clippers' odds to win the 2016 NBA championship at the online sportsbooks dropped on the news that center DeAndre Jordan had verbally committed to signing with the Dallas Mavericks last week. They rebounded when he instead re-signed with the Clippers on Thursday.

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WSOP '15 Lowest Top Prize in 10 Years

A decrease in entrants and increase in payouts for the 2015 World Series of Poker has led to the lowest top prize in 10 years. The WSOP had 6,420 entrants this year, down 263 poker players from 2014 but still 68 more than participated in the 2013 tournament.

The 2015 WSOP is also paying out 15.5 percent of the total field compared to 10 percent previously, meaning the top 1,000 players will end up getting some money back. This change had led to first place being worth $7,680,021, which is still a nice haul for the player who survives with the most chips at the final table.

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CFL Week 3 Trends and Betting Preview

With a 2-0 start to the season both SU and ATS the Ottawa RedBlacks have received a boost on the odds to win the Grey Cup from 20/1 a week ago to 12/1 heading into their Week 3 matchup on the road against the Edmonton Eskimos. Here's a look at the four CFL betting matchups on tap for Week 3; find game lines and CFL futures at Bovada.

Ottawa at Edmonton - July 9

Last 10 Meetings: Edmonton 2-0 SU, 1-1 ATS | OU 0-2

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True Detective Season 2 Betting Props

With Colin Farrell's Ray Velcoro having narrowly avoided death once already on the second season of True Detective will he also avoid paying out on the latest television prop bet offered by online sportsbook Bovada?

The sportsbook has posted odds on who will perish first of the four main characters of the second season of the HBO show, with Farrell's Velcoro tied with Rachel McAdams' Ani Bezzerides at +250 on those prop betting lines.

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Westgate SuperContest Officially Opens

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook started taking entries on July 1 for the SuperContest, the largest NFL handicapping contest in the world, and hopes 2015 will be the biggest year yet.

In anticipation of that possibility, the SuperBook decided to expand payouts from the Top 30 to the Top 50, with the winner still taking home 35 percent of the total prize pool in the 100 percent payback pro football contest.

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Martinez is Paying Out in Road Outings

The St. Louis Cardinals have rolled to the win and payout in six of Carlos Martinez's last eight starts on the road as he takes the ball for them at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Thursday night in baseball odds action at the sportsbooks.

Martinez sits at 9-3 with 2.70 ERA on the season, and he's coming off a strong start against the Padres in which he allowed just one run over 6 2-3 innings of work. Jeff Locke (5-4, 4.15 ERA) is the Pirates' probable Thursday starter.

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694119
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