Kentucky Derby: Firing Line Betting Odds

Firing Line has the best chance to win the 2015 Kentucky Derby out of the entire 20-horse field based on Wednesday’s post position draw. And at his current odds bettors may get a bargain if he becomes the 10th horse ever to win the Kentucky Derby out of the No. 10 position.

Giacomo was the last horse to win the Kentucky Derby out of that spot a decade ago, and eight others have done the same from that Kentucky Derby post position since 1930.


Kentucky Derby: Mubtaahij Betting Odds

While he may not be one of the most well-known horses in the Kentucky Derby field, Mubtaahij is a bit of a wild card for the first race of the Triple Crown at Churchill Downs on Saturday. The Irish-bred three-year-old bay colt earned an impressive eight-length win in the $2 million UAE Derby in Dubai on March 28, serving notice that he will be one to watch in Louisville.


Kentucky Derby: Materiality Betting Odds

Much like another Todd Pletcher-trained horse – Carpe Diem – Materiality will not be starting the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday from the most favorable post position.

Carpe Diem will be in the No. 3 position for the race while Materiality is set to begin right next to him at No. 4. The good news is that Super Saver won the Kentucky Derby from that spot back in 2010, as have four others in the history of the first Triple Crown race.


Bulls Try to End SU, ATS Skid vs Bucks

The Chicago Bulls have dropped two straight games both SU and ATS against the Milwaukee Bucks as they try again to close out their first-round best-of-seven NBA series as a road favorite on the NBA betting lines on Thursday night.

The Bucks topped the Bulls 94-88 as an 8-point road underdog on the NBA odds in Game 5 of the series on Monday night in an UNDER result that cut Chicago's lead in the set to 3-2. Milwaukee also picked up a SU and ATS victory in Game 4 of the series, grabbing a 92-90 win as a 4-point home underdog.

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OVER Trend as Ducks Battle the Flames

The OVER has paid off for totals bettors in six of the last eight games between the Anaheim Ducks and the Calgary Flames as those two teams prepare to hit the ice together on Thursday night in Game 1 of their second-round playoff set.

Anaheim went 3-2 against Calgary this past season, with the Flames topping the Ducks 6-3 as a +140 home underdog on the NHL betting lines in the most recent meeting between the two teams on March 11. Overall the Ducks hold the edge at 6-4 in the last 10 games between the teams dating back to 2013.

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Strasburg Has Had Success Against Mets

The Washington Nationals have managed to pick up a victory in five of Stephen Strasburg's seven career starts against the New York Mets as those two teams prepare to hit the diamond on Thursday in MLB odds action at the sportsbooks.

The Nationals, however, took a loss in Strasburg's start against the Mets on April 9 in which he allowed three earned runs over 5 1-3 innings of work. Strasburg enters Thursday's game at 1-2 with a 4.88 ERA on the season and he'll take on the Mets' Jacob deGrom (2-2, 2.96 ERA) in the matchup.

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Spurs Riding SU and ATS run vs Clippers

The San Antonio Spurs are on a 3-1 SU and ATS run against the Los Angeles Clippes as they try to advance to the second round of the NBA playoffs on Thursday night holding a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven first-round wagering matchup.

San Antonio got past Los Angeles by a 111-107 score as a 2.5-point road underdog in Game 5 of the series on Tuesday night in an OVER result for totals bettors at the sportsbooks. The OVER has now paid off four times in the last six games between the Spurs and Clippers for bettors.

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Rangers Hold a Payout Edge on the Caps

The New York Rangers have rolled to the victory in seven of their last 10 games against the Washington Capitals as those two teams hit the ice together on Thursday night in Game 1 of their best-of-seven second-round NHL playoff series.

New York went 3-1 against Washington in their four games this past season, with the OVER paying out for totals bettors in three of those games at the online sportsbooks. The Rangers and Capitals last met on April 11, with New York winning 4-2 as a road underdog on the NHL moneyline that day.

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Jones Odds Off: Cormier Johnson Opens

Jon Jones’ latest brush with trouble has earned him a UFC suspension and he is now off the May 23 UFC 187 card.

Instead, Anthony Johnson will battle Daniel Cormier for the Light Heavyweight belt vacated by Jones after he was charged in a New Mexico hit-and-run accident that injured a woman.

And surprisingly, Cormier opened as a solid -150 favorite at Bovada this morning. Johnson was priced at +120 (meaning a $100 wager would pay out a $120 profit).


Kentucky Derby Best Picks & Best Value

The 141st Kentucky Derby is just days away, with the post position draw coming up on Wednesday afternoon and the two most exciting minutes in sports on tap Saturday at historic Churchill Downs.

It is not too early to get a wager in, with Bovada offering fixed odds on the Run for the Roses, giving horseplayers an opportunity to lock in their price on their Derby pick.



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