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Blue Jays face Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox opened the season 1-3 and are favorites again today as they pay a visit to Rogers Centre.

The Blue Jays will turn to Kyle Drabek in this one, while the Red Sox send Daniel Bard (0-0) to the hill.

In two starts last year against Drabek, Boston scored 21 runs against him and the Jay bullpen.

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Bulls big chalk vs visiting Knicks

A key NBA battle sees the New York Knicks travelling to Chicago Tuesday trying to repeat their upset of the Bulls from tthe weekend.

Carmelo nailed the winner in a 100-99 victory, but the Knicks opened as 9.5-point underdogs. They were bet down but are still big road dogs.

Of note, the Knicks are 3-0 ATS this season against Chicago and 5-1 ATS in past six meetings. The Bulls are the league`s best home rebounding team and the second-best defensive team.

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Penguins favored on Eastern NHL odds

The Pittsburgh Penguins weren't the best team in the NHL's Eastern Conference during the regular season, but they're favored at the sportsbooks to advance to the final as Stanley Cup playoff betting gets underway this week.

The return of Sidney Crosby to active duty wasn't quite enough to march the Penguins into the top spot in the Eastern standings, so they've had to settle for the fourth seed and a date with the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round of the playoffs this week.

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Blues listed atop the Western NHL odds

The St. Louis Blues hold a slight edge on the Vancouver Canucks in the NHL's Western Conference according to the sportsbooks as Stanley Cup playoff betting gets underway with first-round matchups this week.

The Blues were one of the top stories in the league this season, hiring head coach Ken Hitchcock and then proceeding to roll to second place in the Western Conference standings and first place in the Central Division with an impressive 109 points.

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Rays vs Yankees: baseball wagering

The New York Yankees will look to rebound from their 9th-inning collapse yesterday when they take on the Rays in Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field on Saturday in baseball odds action.

The match puts starter Hiroki Kuroda for the Yankees (making his first AL start) on the hill facing David Price for the Rays.

Tampa has now won five six straight against the Yankees after rallying for two against Mariano Rivera yesterday.

View NY Yankees vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

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Line favors 76ers over Magic

The struggling 76ers will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Magic at Wells Fargo Center in NBA wagering action.

Surprising for some is the fact they opened s 5-point favorites.

Still, Orlando is 8-2 SU and ATS in their past 10 meetings with Philly. And five of the past six meetings played UNDER, a possibilitity here since the 76ers boast the NBA's best home defense.
The 76ers are 29-25 so far on the season, and 28-26 ATS vs. the number. The Magic, meanwhile, are 32-23 and 28-27 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Philadelphia go 22-32 and the Magic go 29-25-1 on the totals.

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Union Rags Derby odds hold steady

Maybe this will be looked upon as the race where bettors got some great horse betting value on the Kentucky Derby.

Because after looking dominant and moving up to 4/1 Kentucky Derby odds at most racebooks, Union Rags ran third in the Florida Derby.

It broke his aura of invincibility and injected some betting value into the Derby futures list. But he remained the early favorite at 7/2 odds as racebooks respect his resume and realize he was pinned down in his Florida Derby loss.

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Bellator 64 Betting Preview

MMA betting action returns on Friday night when the Bellator Fighting Championships visit Ontario, Canada for Bellator 64.

 

On the line will be the Bellator Welterweight championship as well as a birth in the Featherweight tournament final and two Bantamweight semifinal spots.

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Los Angeles vs San Diego Odds Pick

The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to grab a season-opening road win when they take on the Padres in San Diego at PETCO Park on Thursday as the MLB betting season kicks into gear.

For the Padres, Edinson Volquez gets the ball, charged with keeping the Dodgers hitters off the base paths. He'll face NL Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw.

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Bulls Celtics Betting Preview

Chicago opened as 6-point favorites Thursday as they try to improve on a 7-2 ATS against the Celtics as Boston visit United Center in pro hoops betting action.

Boston however is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games as it looks to nail down East playoff positioning. But they have not been good in Chicago with a 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against the Bulls.

The Bulls currently sports a record of 42-13, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 31-23-1 ATS. The Celtics are 30-23 and 26-26-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bulls post a 29-26 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Celtics have gone 23-30 against the number.

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