2015 AFC West Season Odds Preview

In what could finally be Peyton Manning’s last year in the NFL, the Denver Broncos will try to win their fifth straight AFC West division title as the -180 favorites over the Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders at Bovada.

The Broncos have not really been challenged by any of the other teams in the division since Manning arrived in Denver three years ago even though the Chiefs and Chargers have also both made the postseason during that stretch.


2015 NFC West Season Odds Preview

Following a strong 12-4 campaign, the defending NFC champion Seattle Seahawks head toward the upcoming season as -250 favorites at Bovada to claim their third straight NFC West division title.

The Seahawks stumbled out of the gate last season, losing three of their first six games, before winning nine of their last 10, including five wins against divisional opponents, while holding opponents to seven or fewer points in five of their final six regular season games.


2015 AFC North Season Odds Preview

The AFC North was one of the most competitive divisions in the NFL last season and figures to be fairly wide open again in 2015 with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens all battling for the title at comparable betting odds.

Baltimore is a slight +160 favorite (bet $100 to win $160) to win the division at Bovada with Cincinnati and Pittsburgh both tied as the +220 second choice.


2015 NFC North Season Odds Preview

After winning 12 games in 2014 to claim their fourth consecutive NFC North title and earn a bye on the first weekend of the postseason, the Green Bay Packers are perched as strong -300 favorites on the odds to win the NFC North in 2015 at Bovada.


NBA Finals Historical Series Odds List

The Western Conference champion has opened as the favorite in 10 of the last 12 NBA Finals, including 2015 with the Golden State Warriors -190 against the Eastern Conference's Cleveland Cavaliers (+170).

However, that favorite status has led to winning the NBA championship just five times over the past dozen years, the last coming in 2014 when the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat in five games.

In fact, the Spurs won the NBA Finals three times as favorites during that stretch with the Los Angeles Lakers also winning back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010 as chalk.


Can Weaver Stay on a Roll for Angels?

The Los Angeles Angels have managed to grab the victory on the MLB moneyline in six of Jered Weaver's last eight starts against the New York Yankees as those teams prepare to hit the diamond together in baseball odds action on Friday night.

Weaver is just 4-4 with a 4.08 ERA so far this season, but the Angels have rolled to the win in each of his last five trips to the mound dating back to May 8. Nathan Eovaldi (4-1, 4.40 ERA) gets the ball for the Yankees on Friday.

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Warriors are Game 1 Favorites vs Cavs

The Golden State Warriors have been set as the home favorites for Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers with those teams set to hit the hardwood together on Thursday night.

Golden State and Cleveland split their two meetings during the regular season, with the Warriors winning 112-94 as a 13.5-point home favorite and the Cavaliers winning 110-99 as a 3-point home favorite in a pair of UNDERs on the totals.

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Nats 8-0 Run in Gonzalez Home Outings

The Washington Nationals have paid out on the MLB moneyline in each of Gio Gonzalez's last eight starts at home as he gets the ball at Nationals Park on Thursday against the Chicago Cubs in MLB betting action at the sportsbooks.

Gonzalez sits at 4-2 with a 4.73 ERA on the season, and he was stuck with a no-decision last time out on the road against the Reds when he allowed four runs in 5 1-3 innings. Jake Arrieta (4-4, 3.18 ERA) will get the ball for Chicago.

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Triple Crown Betting: Belmont History

American Pharoah will be chasing Triple Crown history on Saturday at the Belmont Stakes and odds are good that bettors won’t find a ton of horse betting value on the favored horse.

Only twice in the past 13 failed Triple Crown attempts (where a horse has won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes) has the history-chasing horse gone off at better than even odds.

Charismatic and War Emblem were the only horses to fit that bill for post time betting odds.


NHL Playoffs: Conn Smythe Trophy Odds

Chicago Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews is the favorite on the odds to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as NHL playoff MVP at the online sportsbooks as his team prepares to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup final this week.

At Bovada Toews is the 57/20 favorite on the odds to win the Conn Smythe Trophy for a second time - he also won it back in 2010. Teammate Patrick Kane, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2013, is at 11/2 odds to get the award once again this spring.



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