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Comeback in Store in Celtics-Hawks?

Marcus Smart Paul Millsap

The Boston Celtics looked like they were dead in the water the last time they were in Atlanta, but they’re in a much different position as the series shifts back to Georgia tied at two games apiece. Thanks to two huge victories in Beantown, the Celtics have launched themselves back into things and are riding a serious high right now.

Shark Bites
  • The Hawks are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games after consecutive losses.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of the Celtics' last 14 games with one day off between games.
  • The Celtics are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games on the road.

C’s head coach Brad Stevens opted to mix things up in Game 3, shifting Jonas Jerebko and Evan Turner into the starting lineup. Boston responded by shooting 44.3 percent since the switch after being held to 34.2 percent in Games 1 and 2. Jerebko, who averaged just 4.4 points and 15.1 minutes in the regular season, has totalled 27 points and 22 rebounds in the two home wins.

Don’t fault Paul Millsap for his team’s recent losses, however. The power forward amassed 26 first-half points in Game 4 before finishing with a playoff career-high 45 along with 13 rebounds.

Betting on the Hawks has been a fruitless endeavor as of late, as Atlanta is a measly 1-5 ATS in its last six games.

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OVER Bettors Loving Padres Recently

James Shields San Diego Padres MLB

Following a string of six-straight games that finished UNDER the closing total, the OVER has been the hot wager in San Diego Padres games. OVER bettors will have a chance to cash yet another ticket when the Friars visit the San Francisco Giants for the second of a three-game set at AT&T Park Tuesday.

Shark Bites
  • The Giants are 1-5 SU in their last six games against the division.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Giants’ last five games.
  • The Padres are 2-7 SU in their last seven games versus the Giants.

At online book Bovada, the Padres are currently +170 in moneyline markets while the Giants are -200. As for the total, OVER 7 comes in at -125 while UNDER 7 is currently -105.

OVER has cashed in three-straight Padres games and scores have surpassed the closing number in eight of the previous nine. There were nine combined runs scored in Monday’s 5-4 Giants’ victory, easily going OVER the closing 6.5 total to keep the trend alive and well.

The Padres’ pitching staff ranks 12th in the National League with a 4.80 ERA as they’ve given up 96 earned runs in 20 games thus far. The offense has been lukewarm for the majority of the season as they enter Tuesday with just 76 runs scored.

James Shields is expected to get the start for the Padres and is 0-3 with a 4.15 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in four starts. Johnny Cueto is scheduled to get the ball for the Giants and is 3-1 with a 3.49 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in four starts.

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Dodger Stadium Cashing UNDER Tickets

Giancarlo Stanton Miami Marlins Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers MLB

With the way the Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitching staff has begun the season, it should not come as a surprise that their scorelines skew toward the UNDER more often than not. When it comes to home games, however, UNDER bettors have been reaping the rewards of low scoring contests on a consisten basis at Dodger Stadium.

Shark Bites
  • OVER is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings between the Dogers and Marlins.
  • The Dodgers are 4-0 SU in their last four games after a loss.
  • UNDER has cashed in five of the Marlin’s last six games when tabbed as underdogs.

Online book Bovada is presently offering the Dodgers at the lofty price of -330 while the Marlins come in at +270 in moneyline markets. As far as the total is concerned, OVER 6.5 runs is priced at -115 while UNDER 6.5 runs is also -115.

In seven games at Dodger Stadium so far this season, UNDER has gone 6-1 and with Clayton Kershaw scheduled to take the bump Tuesday, the UNDER is in play once again. In those games at Dodger Stadium, there has been an average of 6.14 runs scored.

Kershaw is 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA and 0.77 WHIP in four starts so far and the UNDER has gone 2-2 in those four games. The Dodgers’ ace allowed just one run on 10 hits in a 2-1 over the Atlanta Braves in his last turn.

Like just about any opponent around the bigs, Kershaw has dominated the Marlins throughout his career. In eight starts, the southpaw is 5-2 with a 1.91 ERA and 0.92 WHIP.

Scheduled to counter for the Marlins is Tom Koehler. The 29-year-old is 1-2 with a 4.80 ERA and massive 1.73 WHIP.

Nobody from the Marlins roster has a particularly strong history versus Kershaw, but slugger Giancarlo Stanton has four hits in 15 at bats including one dinger.

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Braves Have Been Terrible In The ATL

The last season at Turner Field has been one of futility, as the Atlanta Braves are 1-12 on their home field while carrying a six-game losing streak into their contest against the Boston Red Sox Tuesday. The Braves, who are last in the MLB in runs, have scored two or fewer runs in nine of their 13 home games this season.

To make matters worse for the Braves, they will be facing David Price Tuesday. Price, who has a career 1.89 ERA in three starts against the Braves, is coming off the worst start of his short Red Sox career when he gave up eight hits and eight earned runs in just 3.2 innings.

Atlanta will start Matt Wisler, who has been their best pitcher so far this season. The youngster has posted a 3.10 ERA so far this season and has notched more strikeouts (16) than he has allowed hits (15). Wisler threw a career-high 115 pitches in his past outing, but lasted 6.2 innings while surrendering no runs.

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Can Blue Jays Touch Unhittable Sale?

Chris Sale continues to prove that he is one of the best pitchers in baseball, as the leftie has given up just four hits and one unearned run in his past two starts (16.0 innings). Sale will take to the mound for the Chicago White Sox when they take on the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday, a team that Sale has posted a career 2.57 ERA against.

The Jays will counter Sale with R.A. Dickey, with the knuckballer comes off his longest outing of the season on Wednesday. Dickey has a 6.10 ERA through his first four starts and has only pitched through six complete innings once. That’s not a good sign for a team whose bullpen has a collective 3.70 ERA and five losses to their names.

The White Sox enter Tuesday as winners of six of their past seven outings, while holding their opponents to just 2.4 runs per game in that span. In Sale’s four starts this season, the White Sox are 4-0 and have outscored their opponents 14-7.

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Euro 2016: Could This Be England’s Year?

Dele Alli Tottenham Hotspur England Euro 2016

One team that will once again be under the spotlight at this summer’s Euro tournament will be England.

The English always go into tournaments with high hopes but always seem to underachieve. They were knocked out of Euro 2012 and 2004 in the quarterfinals and didn’t even qualify for Euro 2008. In the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, they didn’t escape the group stage.

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Best Overall Vegas Sportsbooks

Betting sports in Las Vegas is an experience in itself. But being able to enjoy watching sports in comfortable surroundings with the added bonus of eating great food while still having easy access to betting at a nearby sportsbook is what really sets Vegas apart. There are many places up and down and on and off the Strip that do a couple of these things well. However, very few do all three well enough to be mentioned in this article.

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MLB Focus: Don’t Sweat Astros’ Slow Start

Carlos Gomez Astros

After underperforming out of the gate, the 6-13 Houston Astros are the most disappointing team in the still fresh MLB season. Currently dead last in the American League West, many, including myself, picked the young Astros to be the class of their division and a serious threat to represent the AL in the World Series, but they’ve already seen their World Series odds dip from +1600 to +2000.

Even with the third worst record in the bigs so far, it’s too soon to overreact to the sluggish start as Houston should still be considered among the elite in the American League.

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Win Total Set For Pats Without Brady

It appears that the New England Patriots will be in the rare place of starting their NFL season without Tom Brady at the helm. Brady has started each of the Patriots past 14 regular season openers, but with his deflategate suspension upheld by the U.S. Appeals Court, the Pats will likely be turning to Jimmy Garoppolo when they visit the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1.

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PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans Odds

Justin Rose PGA

As the 2016 PGA Tour season marches on, a stop in the Bayou State is up next with the 2016 edition of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans set to get underway on Thursday. When it comes to odds lists, a familiar face is out in front.

World No. 1 Jason Day is currently a +500 favorite at Bovada, while Justin Rose (+800), Rickie Fowler (+1100), Billy Horschel (+1800) and Charlie Hoffman (+1800) are right on his heels.

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