Cavaliers vs. Heat NBA Betting

LeBron James will go up against his old team on Tuesday night as the Miami Heat host the Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA betting action.

The Cavaliers took the most recent meeting between these teams, winning 102-90 at home as a 13.5-point underdog last March. The Heat, though, are 3-2 SU and 2-3 ATS in the last five matchups.

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Number 1 Kentucky Favored at Georgia

Coach John Calipari feels his top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats probably need to suffer a loss to keep them motivated, but are the Georgia Bulldogs the team to do it?

Kentucky visits Georgia as 12.5-point road chalk Tuesday and they own a 5-2 SU and ATS mark in seven recent trips tp face the Bulldogs, who are 10-9 so far on the season, and 7-8 ATS vs. the number.

The Wildcats, meanwhile, are 19-1 but just 5-14 ATS as they have struggled against the spread. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Georgia go 6-9 and the Wildcats go 7-10-1 on the totals.

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NHL Lines: No Ovi vs. Bruins

A day after visiting the White House the Boston Bruins get back to business when they meet the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center in NHL betting action on Tuesday night.

Washington has a solid 17-6-1 record at home, but Boston is no slouch on the road and has compiled a 15-6-0 record away from TD Garden this season.

As well, the Capitals will be skating without top forward Alex Ovechkin on Tuesday, as he'll be sitting out the first game of a three-game suspension.

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NHL Trade Rumor Odds

The Buffalo Sabres spent million in free agency and were supposed to be contenders in the Eastern Conference this season.

When that didn’t happen, in part because of injuries to blueliner Tyler Myers and partly because free agents Ville Leino and Christian Ehrhoff  have struggled. Ditto Brad Boyes, a trade deadline acquisition last year.

So now the Sabres are mentioned as the biggest sellers at the upcoming NHL trade deadline. There are rumors galore and NHL trade rumor odds to go along with them, starting with Derek Roy and Drew Stafford.

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NBA Odds: Magic vs. Celtics

The Orlando Magic will be on the road on Monday night for an NBA betting matchup against the struggling Boston Celtics.

The Magic are just 4-6 straight up and 4-5-1 against the spread in their last 10 games against the Celtics including the 2010 playoffs. The OVER/UNDER went 2-7-1 over those 10 contests.

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Syracuse Favored at Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Bearcats will look to hang a second straight loss on the top-ranked Syracuse Orange Monday in a key Big East betting battle.

Syracuse is 5-1 ATS in its past 6 meetings with the Bearcats and are the second-rated team in the nation when it comes to road scoring (nearly 80 PPG). But they were upset at Notre Dame Saturday and Cincy looks to pull the upset again.

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NFC Conference Odds: Giants vs 49ers

The New York Giants lost here in November but had been 4-0 ATS in four previous visits to face the San Francisco 49ers.

Their strong recent play and that history of west-coast wins has the Giants as just 2.5-point opening line underdogs on the NFC conference final odds menu. They finished the year on a 6-2 ATS run in road games and will need that trend to continue against a team that has been a point-spread covering machine at home. [ Best 49ers home spread? -1.5, -110 at TopBet earlier Sunday while the best Giants line was +3 at Bovada ]

The 49ers upset the New Orleans Saints in the divisional playoff, scoring late in a see-saw battle. They are now 10-0-1 ATS in their past 11 home games, although they are just 1-3 ATS in their past four games as a favorite.

The Giants meanwhile are 4-0 ATS in their past 4 games as an NFL underdog, traditionally a spot you find the best dog lines is at Bovada.

Of note, the OVER is 10-2 in the past 12 conference title games, indicating the offenses pull out all the stops with a trip to Super Bowl 46 on the line.

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AFC Championship Odds: Pats Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens have lost 7 of their past 8 meetings with the New England Patriots but that lone victory was a huge one two years ago.

The Ravens came to town and stomped the Pats 33-14 in a Wild Card game as a 4-point underdog. This time, they visit Foxboro opening as a 7.5-point playoff underdog on the AFC championship game odds menu. [ Best Pats line? -7, -102 at 5Dimes earllier Sunday. ]

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NFL Conference Betting Props

The least likely Super Bowl scenario is the Ravens vs the Giants, which would be a repeat of Super Bowl XLV when Baltimore crushed New York.

If you bet that today and both the Ravens and Giants win Sunday, it’s a 12/1 payout.

It’s just one of dozens of prop bets on the NFL conference final odds menu, according to Bovada. For the record, they made a Patriots vs 49ers Super Bowl as the top betting choice at 2/1 odds.

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Virginia vs Virginia Tech Preview

The Virginia Cavaliers, ranked 15th in the country and coming off a close loss to Duke, face state rivals Virginia Tech Sunday in a college basketball clash they should win.

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