Mets are Paying Out With Colon on Hill

The New York Mets have managed to pick up the victory on the MLB moneyline in six of Bartolo Colon's eight starts so far this season as the righthander heads to the mound on Wednesday night for a matchup with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Colon is 6-2 with a 3.86 ERA, although he did get roughed up for six runs (five earned) on seven hits over just five innings of work against the Brewers last time out. Carlos Martinez (3-2, 4.73 ERA) starts for the Cards on Wednesday.

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Cavaliers Struggling SU & ATS vs Hawks

The Cleveland Cavaliers went just 1-3 SU and 2-2 ATS in their four games against the Atlanta Hawks during the regular season as those teams clash on Wednesday night in Game 1 of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Finals.

The Cavaliers topped the Hawks 127-94 in their first meeting of the season back in November, but since then Atlanta has managed to beat Cleveland three straight times while covering the spread twice. The OVER went 3-1 in those games.

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Bolts Hosting Rangers as Game 3 Chalk

The Tampa Bay Lightning have rolled to the win in five of their last six games against the New York Rangers as those two teams prepare to hit the ice together on Wednesday night in Game 3 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference final.

Tampa Bay tied up the series at 1-1 on Monday night with a 6-2 victory at Madison Square Garden as road underdogs on the NHL betting lines at the online sportsbooks. New York won Game 1 by a 2-1 score at home as a -145 odds favorite.

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Few states in the United States offer less legal gaming options than the state of Vermont. With no casinos, no poker rooms, and no race tracks, Vermont residents that want to gamble legally are forced to either visit a neighboring state or play the Vermont Lottery.

New Mexico

For nearly 20 years residents and visitors of New Mexico have had the chance to play casino style gaming thanks to the state's compacts with tribal gaming in the area. Tribal casinos joined horse racing as another popular form of gambling in the state.

Sports bettors and poker players are left with fairly limited options in New Mexico, and by the letter of the law any bet placed outside of regulated casinos is illegal. But with no specific laws about internet gaming on the books and lack of enforcement against placing bets, many residents opt to play online at offshore locations.


For gamblers in the state of Maine, options are fairly limited. Only two live casinos are open across the state and only one of them has a poker room. Two harness race tracks are also available, as well as some high stakes bingo rooms on tribal lands.

The limited gaming options, especially for sports bettors and poker players, leads many residents of Maine to look to offshore casinos to place wagers online. There are no laws on the books against online gambling in Maine, though the act could fall under the state's somewhat unclear law against gambling.


Outside of Nevada, things don't get much better for bettors in the United States than they do in Delaware. Delaware has casino gambling, live racing, live poker, and even a legal variation of sports betting in the form of NFL parlay cards. The state is one of the most gambling-friendly states in the entire country.


Betting and Alaska do not go together at all. The state offers virtually nothing when it comes to gaming; there are no casinos, no poker rooms, no horse racing venues, and not even a state lottery. A couple of bingo rooms, pull-tab cards and oddball charity wagers are the closest Alaska residents will get to live betting action.

NBA Championship Betting Odds Update

With the conference finals tipping off this week it's the Golden State Warriors that sit as the favorites on the updated odds to win the 2015 NBA Championship at the online sportsbooks, with the Cleveland Cavaliers trailing them on that futures list.

At Bovada the Warriors sit as the 4/7 favorites on the 2015 NBA Championship odds, with the Cavaliers second at 13/5 odds. Golden State will take on the Houston Rockets in the Western Finals, while Cleveland meets the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Finals.


Nats Swept Last Time They Faced Yanks

The Washington Nationals were swept by the New York Yankees in a three-game series the last time the two teams faced each other on the MLB moneyline back in 2012 in interleague action as they open up a set at Nationals Park on Tuesday.

Gio Gonzalez (3-2, 4.25 ERA) is expected to get the ball for Washington on Tuesday night, with the Nationals having picked up the victory in five of his last six starts. Nathan Eovaldi (3-1, 4.14 ERA) will be on the hill for the Yankees.

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