UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II Odds

MMA betting action on four of the UFC 150 fights is now available, and as expected the new Lightweight champion is the favorite to defend his title.

The UFC Lightweight championship is one of the toughest to retain in MMA. In just over two years three different fighters have worn the Lightweight strap, and now it’s Benson Henderson’s turn to try and keep a title in the most stacked division in MMA.


NASCAR Odds: Watkins Glen Preview

Marcos Ambrose is the defending champion at the Sprint Cup Series event at the Watkins Glen road course, and he's the favorite at the sportsbooks once again for the race at the venue this week.

Ambrose is pegged as the +400 favorite at TopBet to take the checkered flag in the Finger Lakes 355 at The Glen on Sunday afternoon, and he'll be looking for at least his first Top-5 finish of the Sprint Cup Series season on the road course.


Usain Bolt 4x100m Men's Relay Odds

Usain Bolt has already run 100m for a gold medal once in London, and he'll be looking to do it again on the weekend as his Jamaican team races in the 4x100m relay as the favorite on the betting odds.

Bolt and the Jamaicans are pegged as the 4/11 favorite at Bovada to win the men's 4x100m heading into the qualification round of the event on Friday; the final is Saturday.


NFL Preseason Betting Preview: Week 1

Football bettors get their first good taste of NFL action this season on Thursday night when six games go off.

And while not everyone likes to bet NFL preseason games, those who do find excellent wagering value and plenty of intriguing NFL trends.

[ Read last week's article on why people bet NFL preseason action - and see the latest lines and props at Bovada ]


USA vs. Argentina Olympic Hoops Odds

After turning in a triple-double effort against Australia on Wednesday LeBron James will be looking to lead the USA to another hoops win on Friday as big betting favorites in the semifinals of the Olympic tournament against Argentina.

James picked up 11 points, 14 boards, and 11 assists in the Americans' 119-86 win in the quarterfinals of the event in London on Wednesday, advancing them to Friday's tipoff against Argentina (4:00pm ET).


College Football Independents: 2012

The ranks of the Division IA Independents has always been headlined by Notre Dame, but last season BYU decided forego aligning itself with a new conference after leaving the Mountain West in an effort to gain more national exposure.

Editors Note: For 2013 conference preview, click here

The following is a brief preview of all four football programs that make-up the D-IA (Football Bowl Subdivision) Independents


Sun Belt Football Odds Preview 2012

The Sun Belt Conference remained pretty much unscathed this season with the swinging doors that affected some other Division 1A football conferences this offseason in terms of realignment.

Editors Note: For 2013 conference preview, click here

South Alabama is new to Sun Belt to 2012, which raises the total number of programs in the conference to 10.


Yankees vs Tigers: Sanchez vs Sabathia

The Detroit Tigers look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Yankees arrive at Comerica Park on Wednesday.

The Tigers will rely on Anibal Sanchez to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while CC Sabathia will be his counterpart for the Yankees. Anibal Sanchez is 6-8 this season, and CC Sabathia is 11-3.


CFL Week 7 Betting Preview

The Canadian Football League offers up a shortened schedule once again this week, with four of the league's eight teams on a bye. The Stampeders will be in Hamilton to play the Tiger-Cats on Thursday night, with the Eskimos then hosting the Roughriders on Friday night to wrap up Week 7 action.

Find this week's CFL odds plus Grey Cup futures at Bovada.

Thu August 9 - Calgary at Hamilton, 7:00pm ET
Last 10 Meetings: Hamilton 3-7 SU, 4-6 ATS | OU 4-6


USA big chalk in basketball quarters

After outscoring their opposition by almost 200 points in five qualification-round victories the United States will head into Wednesday's quarterfinal matchup against Australia as a big favorite on the Olympic basketball betting lines.

The Americans (mostly) ran roughshod over their opponents in Group A play at the men's basketball tournament, with only Lithuania giving them any sort of a scare in a contest that they ended up winning 99-94.



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