Battle of the Brains: Yale vs Duke

Yale and Duke are two of the most prestigious academic institutions in the United States, but when it comes to perennial college basketball dominance the Blue Devils have significantly had the upper hand. Interestingly enough, Wednesday’s matchup between the two schools marks the first time they’ve met on the hardwood since 1973-74.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 9-3 in the Blue Devils' last 12 games.
  • The OVER is 5-0 in the Bulldogs' last 5 non-conference games.
  • The Blue Devils are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs Ivy League opponents.

The Blue Devils (4-1 SU) have been far from a safe bet this season, going 0-4 ATS for their backers in the early stages of the campaign. Duke’s perimeter defense has been a big reason their opponents have kept things close, as the Dukies are allowing opposing teams to shoot 41.4 percent on 3-pointers – a stat that ranks 328th in the nation.

Yale has been extremely dominant on the glass so far, which can only inspire confidence ahead of their date with the powerhouse Blue Devils. The Bulldogs have limited opponents to 25 rebounds per game, the 10th fewest in the country.

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College Football Week 13 Betting Trends

The Iowa Hawkeyes are 1-5 straight up and 3-3 against the spread in their last six games against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Hawkeyes will attempt to wrap up an undefeated regular season this Friday on the road against Nebraska.

Iowa is a 1.5-point road favorite in Lincoln according to online sportsbook Bovada. Through 11 games this season, the Hawkeyes are 11-0 SU and 6-5 ATS, and they could be two wins away from a spot in the College Football Playoff.


NFL Week 12 Opening Odds Analysis

The pubic has long held a fascination with the Dallas Cowboys. No matter how many mediocre seasons - like only five playoff seasons during the last 14 years - and noxious players such as Greg Hardy, Dez Bryant and Joseph Randle, the Cowboys draw major attention.
Apparently this awe extends to oddsmakers and bookmakers since they opened 3-7 Dallas as a pick'em at home versus unbeaten Carolina for Thursday's Thanksgiving Day matchup.


Heisman Trophy Betting Odds Tracker

Which players are rising and which players are falling in the odds to win the Heisman Trophy at the sportsbooks? The current top players on the Heisman Trophy betting lines at Bovada are listed in the chart below; check back periodically this season for odds updates.


NHL Betting Lines: Conference Futures

The Dallas Stars have been the class of the Western Conference this season and that doesn't look like it's going to be ending anytime soon. The Stars are a large +350 favorite to represent the West in the Stanley Cup Final according to Bovada.

There is a logjam behind the Stars in the West with the Chicago Blackhawks, Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues, Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks all listed between +600 and +750 to win the Western Conference.


SuperContest Team OS Wk 11 Review

For the second time in six home games this season the unbeaten New England Patriots (10-0) saw the final score land right on the number posted on the SuperContest Card, awarding a half-point to all of those who selected them and the Buffalo Bills (5-5) after their 20-13 victory in the Monday Night Football game.


SNF Betting Preview: Patriots at Broncos

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Is anyone going to stop the New England Patriots this season? Thanks to a 20-13 victory over the Buffalo Bills in Monday Night Football, the Pats improved to a perfect 10-0 SU on the year. New England has been much more pedestrian against the spread, however, going 5-3-2 ATS so far. Next up on the docket is a road tilt versus the Denver Broncos.

Shark Bites
  • The visiting team is 0-5 SU and ATS in its last five games between the Pats and Broncos.
  • The Broncos are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games after an ATS loss.
  • The Patriots are 11-2 SU and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games against the AFC West.

Denver turned to young signal caller Brock Osweiler to replace the injured Peyton Manning and the Arizona State product did a fine job filling in for the future Hall of Famer. Osweiler threw two touchdowns and 250 yards in the win to go along with a 127.1 quarterback rating. The Broncos have stated the 25-year-old will start once again versus the Pats in the upcoming tilt.

Denver backers will be glad to see the team return to Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium. The Broncos are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games at home – a trend that will certainly work in their favor if they hope to slow down the powerhouse Patriots.

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Chiefs Turning Things Around for Bettors

Just who exactly are the Kansas City Chiefs? After starting the season by topping the Texans in Houston, KC went on to lose five straight games before rebounding and collecting four wins in a row ahead of Week 12’s home matchup with the Buffalo Bills. The Chiefs have also been a great bet during their winning streak, covering the spread in every game during that span.

Shark Bites
  • The Bills are 5-1 ATS in their last six games in Week 12.
  • The Chiefs are 8-3 SU and ATS in their last 11 games at home.
  • The favored team is 14-3 SU and 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings between the Bills and Chiefs.

The Chiefs (5-5 SU) have turned their season around, and a win over Buffalo would be huge in providing a boost to the team’s playoff hopes. Bills backers will be glad to hear they’ve gone 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against the Chiefs, however.

Buffalo sits tied with the New York Jets for second place in the AFC East at 5-5 and gave New England everything the could handle in a 20-13 losing effort in Week 11.

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MNF Betting Preview: Ravens at Browns

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It’s not the most attractive matchup on the Week 12 NFL slate, but Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns will grab the spotlight in Monday Night Football at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Browns have dropped five straight games while failing to cover in four consecutive matchups ahead of the tilt.


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<li>The Browns are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games after an ATS loss.</li>

<li>The Ravens are 13-2 SU in their last 15 games against the Browns.<li>

<li>The Ravens are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games in Week 12.</li>



Covering the spread has not been an easy task for the Ravens, either. Baltimore, who will be without starting quarterback Joe Flacco and regular running back Justin Forsett due to injuries, are an atrocious 1-7-2 ATS on the year.

Visiting teams have been cashing tickets when the Browns and Ravens have collided, as home sides are 2-10 ATS in the last 12 meetings between the clubs.

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