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Belgians Are Dangerous as Third Favorites to Win Euros

After the round of 16, odds have been updated for the Euros and there has been some significant movement.

Germany has overtaken the top spot as favorites to win after an impressive 3-0 dispatching of Slovakia. Although their move from +450 to +275 isn’t outrageous, it is significant to note they passed the hosts France, who have also increased their odds (+300) to win after drawing Iceland in the quarterfinals.

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Scoring, OVERS On The Rise At Euro 2016

Euro 2016 did not start with a bang. It started, in fact, with something that is barely more audible than the sound of a striker tying his shoelaces.

And at the end of the qualification round we were looking at the lowest-scoring Euro event since 1992 — 1.92 goals per game and an OVER/UNDER record that worked out to 11-18-7. 

It’s been a different story since the Round of 16 started. Scoring has spiked to 2.0 goals per game and the OVER/UNDER went 4-2-2 after the eight games. 

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2016 World Series of Poker: Betting Props

If you don’t have the 10 grand required to stake yourself in the 2016 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event, you can still get in on the action by betting on some props released by online sportsbooks.

The WSOP Main Event Championship will kick off July 9 and Bovada has you covered with a list of bets that will have you sweating like you’re looking for a one-outer on the river. Here are some of the most interesting bets:

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Rio 2016: OVER/UNDER Medal Counts

Carmelo Anthony

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are right around the corner, and oddsmakers are gearing up for the biggest sporting spectacle in the world just like the rest of us.

BetOnline has released props on total medal counts and gold medals for six countries. The United States is favored to take home the most medals, as the book has tabbed the powerhouse with an OVER/UNDER of 103.5. The O/U for Canada, which is more of a Winter Olympic nation, is 17.5.

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Kevin Durant Odds: Which Team Will he Sign With?

Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder NBA

With NBA free agency set to get underway on July 1, the summer of Kevin Durant is about to begin.

Durant is the biggest fish in an unusually shallow free agent pond, and it’s anyone’s guess as to where the superstar ends up at this point. One sportsbook has released odds on which team he’ll suit up for in the first game of the 2016-17 campaign.

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The Joint at Hard Rock Remains Best Venue to see a Concert in Vegas

There's a reason Las Vegas is known as “the entertainment capital of the world” with some of the biggest and best shows and concerts performed there on a nightly basis. That is why Sin City is an essential tour stop for most singers and bands passing through on their way to the West Coast. Not only are there long-term residency shows like Celine Dion and Britney Spears filling up venues on the Strip, but many other casinos have built some of the best places to listen to music in the United States.

That being said, here are the Top 3 concert venues in Vegas:

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OVER Sizzling When Cubs and Reds Collide

Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs can’t get enough of Great American Ball Park. The Cubbies, who take on the Reds in Cincinnati on Tuesday, have scored 49 runs in five games there this season.

Shark Bites
  • The Cubs are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games against the Reds.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of the Reds' last eight games against teams with winning records.
  • The Reds are 1-5 SU and ATS in their last six games.

Jon Lester and John Lamb are slated to get the ball for the Cubs and Reds, respectively. Lester (9-3, 2.10 ERA) is 2-0 with a 3.38 ERA in six starts against the Reds over the past two seasons.

Lamb (1-4, 4.78) is winless in his last four starts and has failed to get through six innings in his last three. The 25-year-old faced Chicago once last year and gave up five runs in 4.5 innings.

The OVER is red-hot when the Cubs and Reds collide. In the last 11 matchups between the squads, the OVER is 10-1.

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Boston's Pitchers are Failing to Get the Job Done

Rick Porcello

The Boston Red Sox haven’t gotten much from their starting rotation lately, but they’ll turn to Rick Porcello to right the ship against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday. Boston is allowing an average of 8.5 runs per game in their last six contests, surrendering a total of 29 during a three-game slide.

Shark Bites
  • The Red Sox are 1-6 SU in their last seven games against the Rays.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the Rays' last 11 games as home underdogs.
  • The total has gone OVER in four of the Red Sox' last five games on the road against the Rays.

Chris Archer will get the nod for the Rays. Archer (4-10, 4.70 ERA) have lost six of his last seven starts in a disappointing start to the campaign. Archer surrendered six runs and eight hits in 4.5 innings to suffer a loss against Porcello and the Red Sox on April 20.

Porcello (8-2, 3.93) earned the win on April 20, giving up three runs and striking out nine over seven innings.

Tampa Bay is a brutal run line bet against good teams. In the Rays' last 14 games when facing teams with records north of .500, they've lost 13 run line bets.

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Astros Have Been Dominating The Angels

The Houston Astros took the first game of their series against the Los Angeles Angels on Monday to extend their streak of dominance against the Halos. The ‘Stros have won the past six games against the Angels with four of those wins coming by two runs or more.

Shark Bites
  • Jose Altuve has safely reached base in 17 consecutive games – while recording a hit in 16 of those.
  • The UNDER is 3-0 in the past three contests between the Astros and Angels.
  • The Angels are 6-2 SU in their past eight games coming off a loss as a favorite.

Scott Feldman will be making his fifth start of the season in replace of Lance McCullers – who is dealing with a blister on his pitching hand. Feldman has been great in the bullpen, but has gone 0-2 with a 4.58 ERA and a 1.88 WHIP in his four starts this season.

Tim Lincecum will make his third start of the season - and though he is still struggling to nail down his mechanics he has fared well historically against the Astros. In nine career starts against the ‘Stros, Lincecum is 5-0 with a 0.99 ERA – though his last start against Houston was on July 14, 2012.

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Cardinals Have Been Excelling As Underdogs

The St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals will continue the I-70 Series when the two face off Kauffman Stadium Tuesday. After losing the first game of the series, the Cardinals have opened as underdogs for the second leg – a position they have enjoyed being in. The Cards are 7-2 in their past nine games when they close as underdogs.

Shark Bites
  • Kendrys Morales is 20-for-45 with four home runs and 15 RBIs over his past 12 starts.
  • The Cardinals are 4-1 un their past five games against the Royals.
  • The UNDER is 12-5 in the Cardinals past 17 games against the AL Central.

Yordano Ventura will be making his return to the mound for the Royals after serving an eight-games suspension. The temperamental righty was dealing in the games leading up to his suspension, as he had allowed one earned run while recording 15 strikeouts and one walk across his last two starts.

The Cardinals will send Michael Wacha – who has rebounded nicely after a down month of May – to the bump. Wacha has a solid 3.08 ERA with his opponents batting just .198 across his past four starts. The righty has also excelled in limited experience in the I-70 Series, with a 1.80 ERA in three career starts against the Royals.

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