Stanley Cup Game 7 Odds Preview

When it comes to Game 7s in Stanley Cup Finals series, the home team has been a safe bet over the years.

So has betting under the total.

In 15 previous Game 7 Cup clinchers, the road team has won only three times (although it happened recently in 2009 when the Penguins won in Detroit). The fact Boston has lost five straight on the road and the Canucks have won six straight at home also factor into the -150 favorite status for Vancouver at shops like Bovada.


MLB Odds: Marlins vs. Phillies

The Florida Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies will play two today, with a doubleheader on tap at Citizens Bank Park.

In the second game Roy Halladay (9-3, 2.39 ERA) is scheduled to start for Philadelphia, and Anibal Sanchez (6-1, 3.06 ERA) will go for Florida. Halladay pitched seven shutout innings in his last start against the Cubs. Sanchez went 6 2-3 innings against Arizona last time out, allowing three runs on five hits.


Three Oklahoma Players on Heisman Odds

They have been the fashionable pick to win the 2012 college football championship ever since the season ended and now the Oklahoma Sooners also have three players among the Top 12 Heisman Trophy hopefuls.

Online sportsbook Bodog opened their odds to win the Heisman Trophy wagering this week and QB Landry Jones, WR Ryan Broyles and RB Roy Finch are all near the top of the board. [ See full college football futures at Bovada. ]


MLB Betting: Red Sox vs. Rays

The Boston Red Sox have won nine straight as they begin a three-games series with the Tampa Bay Rays tonight at Tropicana Field.

Tim Wakefield (3-1, 4.84) will start for the Sox tonight and James shields (5-4, 2.85) gets the ball for Tampa Bay. Wakefield recorded a win over the Yankees last time out after allowing five runs on five hits over 5 1-3 innings. Shields went seven innings in a no decision against the Angels last time out and gave up three runs on seven hits.


Golf Odds: U.S. Open Betting

The U.S. Open returns to the Congressional Country Club this week with everyone hoping to take full advantage of Tiger Woods' absence.


UFC 131 Betting Results

There weren't many surprises at UFC 131 over the weekend, as the favorites came out on top in every bout on the main card.


California tops Miss USA odds

Katy Perry sings that girls from The Golden State are unforgettable and undeniable, and the oddsmakers seem to be in agreement as Miss California has been set as the 9/2 favorite to win this Sunday's Miss USA Pageant.

Historically, the women of California have had success at this event, with five wins. That's second only to Texas, which boasts nine victories. California, though, will be looking to end a drought this weekend, as the state last won the pageant back in 1992.


Stanley Cup Final Odds: Game 6

The Vancouver Canucks are one win away from claiming their first Stanley Cup in franchise history as they journey to Boston to face the Bruins in Game 6 of the Cup final on Monday.

After getting embarrassed in Boston in Games 3 and 4 the Canucks regrouped at home and rebounded with a 1-0 win in Game 5 as a -160 favorite. Roberto Luongo, who had been roasted in Boston, picked up his game and recorded the shutout after making 31 saves. Maxim Lapierre scored the lone goal for Vancouver, his second of the postseason.


MLB Power Rankings: June 13

There's a surprising new No. 1 in the MLB Power Rankings this week as the computer crunched the numbers and handed the New York Yankees the top spot.


Dallas Completes NBA Longshot Title

When the regular season ended, the ragtag group of veterans and castoffs surrounding Dirk Nowitzki in Dallas was a 20/1 longshot to win the NBA title.

Good thing for Mavericks fans that nobody told the players they had no chance of winning.

The Mavs completed a 4-2 win over Miami on Sunday and fans cheered Nowitzki's longtime search for a title and jeered the Heat, whose free agency moves to bring in LeBron James and Chris Bosh were derided.



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