Bay Battle Odds: Giants vs Athletics

The San Francisco Giants battle the Athletics in Oakland in Bay Battle interleague action at Coliseum on Friday in baseball betting action.

Jarrod Parker gets the call for the Oakland Athletics and he will try to build on a 3-3 mark. In the other dugout, struggling Tim Lincecum brings a 2-8 ledger to the game for the Giants as he tries to quiet the Athletics bats.


Angels vs Giants Betting Preview

Inter-league play resumes on Wednesday as the Angels take on the Giants at Angel Stadium in a key battle on the odds menu.

Los Angeles sends Jered Weaver out against Ryan Vogelsong for the Giants in this game. Weaver is 6-1 with a 2.61 ERA on the season, while Vogelsong is 6-2 on the year and has a 2.29 ERA.


Red Sox Marlins Betting Preview

Miami travels to Boston for inter-league play on Thursday, hoping to secure a victory over the Red Sox.

For the Red Sox, Daisuke Matsuzaka gets the ball, charged with keeping the Marlins hitters off the base paths. He'll face Carlos Zambrano, 4-5 on the year.


Game 5 NBA Finals Betting

The Miami Heat will be able to finish off the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night and claim the championship as the favorites at the sportsbooks in Game 5 of the best-of-seven NBA Finals.

To stop this from happening, two trends need to be halted. Miami needs to falter as a favorite of 6 or less points and they are 9-2 ATS in their past 11 games in that role.

And the Thunder need to win as an underdog, something they have done only twice in their past 9 games in that situation (2-7 SU).

LeBron James scored 26 points in Game 4 on Tuesday as the Heat won 104-98 to increase their series lead to 3-1. Dwyane Wade added 25 points for the Heat, and Russell Westbrook had 43 points for the Thunder.

LeBron cramped badly at the end of Game 4 but still managed a go-ahead trey late. It's the first three-game losing skid for the Thunder in ages and they can force the series back home with a win.


Tennis Betting: 2012 Wimbledon Odds

Wimbledon betting gets underway on June 25, with Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova set as favorites on the tennis betting lines to win the major tournament.

Djokovic is the defending Wimbledon champion on the men's side of the draw, and he's listed at 7/4 at Bovada to pick up a win at the event for the second year in a row. Djokovic, though, lost to Rafael Nadal in the year's most recent major tournament, the French Open.


NASCAR Betting: Sonoma Race Odds

Marcos Ambrose will be looking to finally pay off on the NASCAR odds at Sonoma on Sunday afternoon as he competes against the Sprint Cup Series field at the 2012 Toyota/Save Mart 350.

Ambrose finished third on the road course at Sonoma in 2009, sixth in 2010, and fifth in 2011, but he's still searching for his first victory in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 this week.


Heat Thunder NBA Finals Pick

The Miami Heat are the sportsbook favorites on the NBA lines for Tuesday night as they play host to the Oklahoma City Thunder holding a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven NBA Finals.


LeBron James tossed in 29 points on Sunday night as the Heat beat the Thunder 91-85 to take the 2-1 series lead. Dwyane Wade added 25 points for Miami in that UNDER result for totals bettors.

Kevin Durant got into foul trouble in the third quarter and never found his rhythm again. He vows to be smarter and play all 48 minutes, which would be bad news for Miami backers.

Miami will face the 47-19 Thunder, who own a 35-31 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Heat are 25-39-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Thunder are 31-35 favoring the OVER.


Hamels vs Outman: MLB Odds

The Colorado Rockies will look to grab a road win when they take on the struggling Phillies in Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday in baseball odds action.

For the Phillies, Cole Hamels gets the ball, charged with keeping the Rockies hitters off the base paths. He'll face Josh Outman, 0-1 on the year.


Cain Perfect Game: Next Game Odds

Six times since 1999, a pitcher threw a perfect game. Five times since 1999, that pitcher's team lost his next start.

Matt Cain tries to break that streak for the Giants tonight as they face Jerome Williams and the Los Angeles Angels. Early betting action sided with the Angels at about 54%, who were small home underdogs.

But Cain brings a 8-2 mark to the game and was dominant in no-hitting the Astros last week. Meanwhile Williams is 6-4 to date on the season for the Angels.

If this speech sounds familiar, it was repeated in April when Philip Humber threw a perfect game. The White Sox lost his next six starts.


Game 3 NBA Finals Odds

The favored Miami Heat will be looking to take a 2-1 series lead in the NBA Finals on Sunday night as they play host to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the third game of the best-of-seven set.

LeBron James scored 32 points on Thursday night to lead the Heat to a 100-96 win in Oklahoma City to tie up the series at 1-1. The Thunder, the favorites in that contest, got 32 points from Kevin Durant.

The Heat broke their run of six straight ATS as an underdog in Game 2, while the aura of invincibity around the Thunder at home was also broken.

The Heat currently sports a record of 46-20, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 32-34 ATS. The Thunder are 47-19 and 35-31 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Heat post a 25-39-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Thunder have gone 31-35 against the number.



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