Linceum favored by Rockies

Tim Lincecum looked a bit like his Cy Young-winning self last time out, but he still lacked that ruthless consistency.

It's a pitching duel between Lincecum for the Giants (2-3 on the year) and Jeremy Guthrie for Colorado (2-1 so far) and the Giants are home favorites.

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Spurs Clippers Game 1 Betting

The Los Angeles Clippers are expected to have their hands full on Tuesday night as they play on the road as big underdogs in Game 1 of their second-round NBA series against the San Antonio Spurs.

Tim Duncan and the Spurs swept the Utah Jazz in the first round of the playoffs, while the Clippers needed an 82-72 road win over the Grizzlies in Game 7 on Sunday afternoon to advance to this series.

This season the Spurs are 50-16 overall and 42-20-4 ATS against the number, while the Clippers are 40-26 and 33-32-1 ATS. As for the totals, San Antonio is 39-26-1 on the OU, and Los Angeles is 31-33-2.

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Heat Pacers Game 2 Betting Preview

The Miami Heat will look to win and pay off on the NBA betting lines once again on Tuesday night as they play host to the Indiana Pacers in the second game of their second-round playoff series.

The Heat staged a comeback and covered the posted spread in Game 1 of the best-of-seven set on Sunday afternoon, winning 95-86 at home. LeBron James scored 32 points for Miami in that contest.

The Heat bring a 46-20 record (32-34 ATS) to the battle against the 42-24 Pacers, who are 32-34 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Miami go 25-39-2 so far and the Pacers go 34-30-2.

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Phoenix Los Angeles Betting Preview

The Los Angeles Kings will look for a second straight road victory in the Western Conference final on Tuesday night as they play in Phoenix against the Coyotes in the second game of the series.

The Kings pulled out a 4-2 win for their supporters on the NHL lines in Game 1 of the best-of-seven set on Sunday night, with Dustin Brown scoring the winner and Jonathan Quick making 25 stops.

The Kings remained perfect on the road in the playoffs so far, making them an intriguing road underdog.

The Kings will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 40-27-15 this season, while the Coyotes are 42-27-13. Los Angeles is 23-43-16 on the totals; Phoenix is 30-39-13.

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Rangers Devils Series Betting Preview

It should be quite a battle along both sides of the Hudson River when the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils clash in the Eastern Conference Finals starting Monday night at Madison Square Garden.

WilliamHill.com is chalking New York as a -140 moneyline favorite for Monday's series opener (8 pm Eastern, NBCS, CBC), with New Jersey getting +120 as the underdog. And the 'over/under' is pegged at 4.5 goals.

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Lakers Thunder Series Betting Preview

We don't always get what we want, but when it comes to these NBA playoffs, we do in at least one case.

Kobe Bryant and his Los Angeles Lakers take on Kevin Durant and his Oklahoma City Thunder in a Western Conference semifinals series that starts Monday night.

BetOnline is listing OKC as a 7.5-point home favorite for Monday's series opener (9:30 pm Eastern, TNT), with an 'over/under' of 191.5.

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Kershaw chalk vs Rockies

The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Arizona Diamondbacks invade Dodger Stadium on Monday.

Ian Kennedy gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Diamondbacks on this day; he's 3-2 on the season. The Dodgers, meanwhile, will counter with Clayton Kershaw, who will be looking to improve on his 2-1 mark.

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Thunder Game 1 Chalk vs Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are underdogs on the NBA lines at the sportsbooks for Monday night as they open up their second-round Western Conference series on the road in Oklahoma City.

The Lakers won and covered the spread in their last game against the Thunder back on April 22, but they were 0-3 both SU and ATS in the previous three matchups between the Western contenders.

The Thunder bring a 47-19 record (35-31 ATS) to the battle against the 41-25 Lakers, who are 27-39 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Oklahoma City go 31-35 so far and the Lakers go 37-29.

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Celtics Sixers Game 2 Betting

The Boston Celtics will be looking to take a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night when those teams meet again on the hardwood.

The Celtics won 92-91 at home in Game 1 of the series on Saturday night, but failed to cover the 5.5-point spread on the NBA odds at the sportsbooks. Kevin Garnett tossed in 29 points for the Celtics.

The 76ers will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 34-32 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Celtics are 34-31-1 ATS. Philadelphia is 30-36 against the total, while Boston is 29-37 versus the number.

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Rangers Devils Game 1 Prediction

The New York Rangers will be looking to pay off on the NHL betting lines at the sportsbooks on Monday night as they play host to the New Jersey Devils in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final.

New York made money for their supporters on Saturday night, edging the Washington Capitals 2-1 in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference semifinal. Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves in that victory.

The Devils will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 48-28-6 this season, while the Rangers are 51-24-7. New Jersey is 37-34-11 on the totals; New York is 32-31-19.

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