Ovechkin Favored to Lead NHL in Goals

Which sniper is favored to notch the most goals in the upcoming NHL season? According to online sportsbook Bovada, it’s Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin.

“Ovie” is currently a very narrow +250 favorite to win the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy as the league’s leading regular season goal scorer. Ovechkin has been the recipient of the hardware five times in his 10 year career, including three-straight years heading into the 2015/16 campaign.


McDavid Chalk for NHL Rookie of the Year

The 2015 NHL Draft featured the type of generational talent that doesn’t come along very often, and there’s no debating the Edmonton Oilers struck gold in landing Connor McDavid first overall via the draft lottery.

There's so much hype around McDavid that he's been likened to another Canadian former super prospect that hails from Cole Harbour, NS and wears No. 87 for the Pittsburgh Penguins.


NHL Betting: MVP and Art Ross Props

Betting the NHL's individual awards always contains a who's who of the upper echelon of talent in the league, and the 2015/16 campaign is no different.

Online sportsbook Bovada is offering odds on who will capture the Art Ross Trophy (total points leader) and Hart Memorial Trophy (most valuable player) with the usual suspects topping the list.


Dallas is 10-1 SU in Last 11 Road Games

Despite their winless record, the New Orleans Saints find themselves as favorites against the Dallas Cowboys at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this weekend.

With Tony Romo sidelined until later in the season, the Brandon Weeden era started off with a 39-28 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 3. Weeden filled in admirably, however, completing 22 out of his 26 passes for 232 yards.

The Cowboys lead the underwhelming NFC East at 2-1 SU while the Giants, Redskins and Eagles rank below them at 1-2 SU after three weeks. 

Saints star signal caller Drew Brees was forced to sit out Sunday’s 27-22 loss to Carolina with a shoulder injury, causing journeyman QB Luke McCown to fill in. Brees’ Week 4 status remains up in the air, but the Purdue product said Monday he plans and expects to start against the Cowboys.

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2015/16 NBA Rookie of the Year Odds

The 2015 NBA Draft was one of the deepest in recent memory, meaning there's no shortage of value when it comes to Rookie of the Year betting this season.

According to 5Dimes Philadelphia 76ers talented big man Jahlil Okafor is the slight +350 favorite to claim the award, followed by Denver's Emmanuel Mudiay (+375), Los Angeles Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell (+400), Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns (+680) and Miami's Justise Winslow (+1000)


Price and Doughty Chalk to Win Hardware

When it comes to betting on the Vezina Trophy for the NHL’s top goaltender, there’s one name that deserves to be at the top of the list: Carey Price.

The Montreal Canadiens star netminder cleaned up at the league’s annual award ceremony last June, winning the Vezina, Hart Trophy (most valuable player), Ted Lindsay Award (most outstanding player as voted by the players) while sharing the William M. Jennings Trophy with Chicago’s Corey Crawford as the goalies on the teams that allowed the fewest amount of goals in the regular season.


MIN 6-0 SU in Last 6 Games Before Bye

Bettors of the Denver Broncos have been taking it to the books so far in the 2015 NFL season and could make that a perfect 4-0 ATS record in Week 4 against the Minnesota Vikings.

Denver dispatched Detroit by a score of 24-12 thanks to 324 passing yards and two touchdowns from Manning, covering the -3 number in the process.

If you’re looking for an edge in this game, it’s going to be in the rushing department. Minnesota comes in as the third-best running team in the league at 144.3 yards on the ground per game while Denver has averaged a mere 57 per contest, the second-worst mark in the NFL.

The Vikes will have an off week after Sunday’s tilt, a trend that will surely appeal to bettors of the Norseman. Minny is 6-0 SU and ATS in the last six seasons before the bye. 

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Chargers 3-11 ATS in Last 14 Games

San Diego and Cleveland are 1-2 straight up and ATS after three weeks have elapsed on the season and will be seeking to right the ship, something their backers will be hoping for as well.

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    <li>The UNDER is 11-5 in the Browns past 15 games.</li>
    <li>Chargers WR Keenan Allen is averaging 105 receiving yards per game this season.</li>
    <li>The Browns are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games as road underdogs.<li>

The Browns raised a few eyebrows by opting to hand the keys back to journeyman Josh McCown as the starting quarterback in Week 3 after Johnny Manziel did an admirable job filling in, but once again weren’t able to get the job done, allowing the Oakland Raiders to pick up their first road win since 2013. 

San Diego, who closed at -2.5 vs Minnesota last Sunday, looked like a shell of their former selves thanks to a 31-14 beat down at the hands of the Vikings.

The Browns have been a hot bet when it comes to totals betting in the young season. The over has paid out in each of Cleveland’s opening three games, with the Chargers going 1-2 O/U. Books opened the tilt with a total of 45.

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UNDER is at 7-1 in 49ers Last 8 at Home

It’s been quite some time since San Francisco has been this low, but after Sunday’s 47-7 blowout at the hands of division rival Arizona, it’s safe to say the future is not exactly bright in the Bay Area.

Things won’t get any easier for the Niners as a tough home matchup against Aaron Rodgers and the high-flying Green Bay Packers is on tap for Week 4. 

Many predicted the 49ers would regress after a brutal offseason riddled with surprising retirements, players departing via free agency, and the loss of ex-coach Jim Harbaugh, but it appears the drop off could be even worse than originally expected. 

San Fran is ranked dead last in the NFL in points scored per game, averaging only 15 points per game. Their defense hasn’t fared much better, allowing 31 points per game, ranking second to last in that department.

Considering the defense has allowed an average of 284.3 passing yards per game, San Francisco could be in for another long day with quarterback Aaron Rodgers coming to town.


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Cards are Averaging 42 Points Per Game

The St. Louis Rams will have their hands full when they travel to the desert to take on the Arizona Cardinals Sunday in a Week 4 NFC West clash.

The Cardinals are on an absolute tear to begin the season. In the wake of three-straight victories over the Saints, Bears, and 49ers, the Cards have put 126 points on the board – the fourth-most points through the first three games in NFL history.
Arizona has covered the spread by margins of 10, 23, and 33 points during that span. 

The Rams have gone 1-2 both SU and ATS in the young season, but have averaged just 16.7 points per game (well behind Arizona’s staggeringly high 42). 

According to recent history, betting trends are working in the Cardinals favor. Arizona has covered the spread in each of its last four meetings with St. Louis.

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