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Tigers open series at Yankee Stadium

The Detroit Tigers will be looking to keep paying out against the New York Yankees on Friday night as the two American League clubs hit the diamond in marquee MLB betting action.

The Tigers have managed to pick up the victory in six of their past seven games against the Yankees dating back to late last season, and they won two of their three matchups in April. The OVER is 3-0-1 in the last four Tigers vs. Yankees contests.

It's a pitching duel between Ivan Nova for the Yankees (4-4 on the year) and Rick Porcello for Detroit (8-6 so far).

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NFL Preseason Betting: Thursday Glance

The NFL preseason kicks into high gear Thursday with six games, including first looks at a legitimate Super Bowl contender and an AFC darkhorse. The Atlanta Falcons host the Cincinnati Bengals (8 p.m. ET, ESPN) on Thursday in both teams’ preseason debut. 
The Falcons were around 2 1/2-point favorites as of Wednesday, with a few shops offering juiced-up -3s. The total was sitting at 37. 
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Red Sox open series in Kansas City

The Boston Red Sox will send Jon Lester to the mound on Thursday night as they open up a four-game MLB betting series at Kauffman Stadium against the Kansas City Royals.

Lester is 10-6 with a 4.52 ERA on the season, and the lefthander was knocked around for six runs on 11 hits over 4 1-3 innings of work in his last start against the D-Backs. Boston is 1-2 against Kansas City in three meetings this year.

Kansas City sends Bruce Chen out to the mound in this game; Chen is 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA on the season.

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Yankees close out series in Chicago

Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees will be back in action on Wednesday night in Chicago as they close out their three-game MLB betting series against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.

And the Yankees are expected to hand the ball to CC Sabathia on Wednesday, with the lefthander sitting at 9-10 with a 4.78 ERA on the season. Sabathia is 18-4 over his 31 career starts against the White Sox, posting a 3.63 ERA in those 201 innings.

Sabathia will face Hector Santiago for the White Sox; Santiago is 3-5 to date this season.

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MLB Betting: MVP, ARod odds

It’s too bad that, with the baseball season entering the stretch run and so many intriguing races unfolding, all eyes are focused on the Alex Rodriguez PED-infused soap opera.
And, of course, you can bet on it.
Bovada released a pair of specials on Rodriguez’s future this week:
Will Alex Rodriguez play for the Yankees in the 2015 Regular Season? Yes +100 / No -140
Will Alex Rodriguez have his 211-game suspension reduced upon appeal? Yes -200 / No +150
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Nationals play host to the Braves

The Washington Nationals will give the ball to lefthander Gio Gonzalez on Tuesday night as they continue their home MLB betting series against the division-rival Atlanta Braves.

Gonzalez is 7-4 with a 3.57 ERA on the season, but he's just 2-4 with a 5.73 ERA over his seven career starts against the Braves. Gonzalez last faced the Braves back on June 1 in Atlanta, allowing one run on three hits over seven innings.

Atlanta puts its faith in starter Julio Teheran to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 8-5.

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Manziel betting odds: Will he play again?

Oddsmakers originally believed Johnny Manziel, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, would not be suiting up for Texas A&M this season. Are Johnny Football’s college days done? 
The betting market doesn’t think so.
A day after ESPN reported Manziel allegedly had accepted cash for autographing memorabilia, 5Dimes posted a series of props on the polarizing Aggies quarterback, including whether or not he’ll play in any game this season.
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Tigers open road series vs. Tribe

The Detroit Tigers will be looking to extend their lead on the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central division race on Monday night as the teams open up a series at Progressive Field.

The Tigers are 9-3 against the Indians so far this season on the MLB betting lines for their supporters, with the OVER/UNDER going 7-5 on the totals in those contests. Overall Detroit is 14-6 over its 20 most recent games vs. Cleveland.

Corey Kluber gets the call for the Cleveland Indians and he will try to build on a 6-5 mark. In the other dugout, Anibal Sanchez brings a 9-7 ledger to the game for the Tigers as he tries to quiet the Indians bats.

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ARod expected to return for Yankees

The New York Yankees may have an awkward and familiar face in the lineup when they take on the White Sox in Chicago at U.S. Cellular Field on Monday in baseball odds action.

Alex Rodriguez is expected to appeal a two-year suspension stemming from the Biogenesis scandal and therefore be eligible to come off the DL for the first time this season.

Jose Quintana gets the call for the Chicago White Sox and he will try to build on a 5-3 mark. In the other dugout, Andy Pettitte brings a 7-8 ledger to the game for the Yankees as he tries to quiet the White Sox bats.

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