Baylor Nebraska Betting Preview, Pick

With an 8-3-1 ATS record in their past dozen games No. 6 Baylor will try to continue paying out on Friday as they take on No. 11 Nebraska in West Region betting action at the books.

Its the first tournament appearance by the Huskers since 1998 and they were small underdogs of 3.5 points at 5Dimes. The total was 131 over at Bovada (where they were offering a $150,000 bracket contest).

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Duke big chalk against Mercer on Day 2

Mercer came out on top in the Atlantic Sun Tournament, but they'll be up against a much higher level of competition on Friday as they meet No. 3 Duke in Midwest Region action.

Duke is just 1-6-1 ATS in its past eight games and has slumped to a 3-6 ATS mark in its past nine opening games of the NCAA Tournament. They opened as 10.5-point favorites but the line was -13 early Wednesday at Bovada. The total had been bet down to 140.5 according to Bovada.

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Kershaw on mound to start MLB season

The Los Angeles Dodgers will send ace starter Clayton Kershaw to the mound on Saturday as they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks to open the 2014 MLB season at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Australia.

Kershaw went 16-9 with a 1.83 ERA for the Dodgers last season, striking out 232 batters along the way. The D-Backs will counter with Wade Miley on Saturday, with the lefthander posting a 10-10 mark with a 3.55 ERA in 2013.

View Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds and Stats.

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Bulls tip off against the rival Pacers

The Chicago Bulls have paid off on the NBA betting lines in three of their past four games against the Indiana Pacers as those division rivals hit the hardwood on Friday night.

Chicago and Indiana last met on November 16, with the Bulls winning 110-94 and covering the small 1-point spread at home on the NBA odds at the sportsbooks. That improved Chicago to 5-5 SU and 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games against the Pacers.

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Bruins play on the road against Colorado

The Boston Bruins were upset as home favorites the last time they took on the Colorado Avalanche with those two teams set to meet on the NHL betting lines once again on Friday night.

Boston fell 2-0 at home to Colorado as a -190 favorite on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks in the first meeting of the season between the teams on October 10. The OVER/UNDER has gone just 3-6-1 in the last 10 games between the two teams.

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San Diego St vs New Mexico St pick

New Mexico State will be looking to end its 0-5 SU and 1-4 ATS run at the NCAA Tournament on Thursday as they face fourth-seeded San Diego as an underdog in West Region action.

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UConn vs St. Joes betting preview, pick

The UNDER is 13-1 in the past 14 games played by Connecticut as the No. 7 Huskies take on No. 10 Saint Joseph's in East Region betting action at the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.

UConn was favored by four points in early betting at Bovada. The total meanwhile was 131.5 over at BetDSI.

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NC State dogs to Saint Louis: Midwest

After winning their play-in game and becoming a No. 12 seed, North Carolina State will next be in action on Thursday night in second-round action vs. No. 5 Saint Louis in the Midwest.

N.C. State defeated Xavier 74-59 in their First Four matchup on Tuesday night in Dayton, with T.J. Warren pouring in 25 points for the Wolfpack in the contest. Ralston Turner added 17 points for N.C. State as they rolled to that easy victory.

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Syracuse vs WMU betting odds preview

Syracuse has played to an UNDER result in six of its past seven opening NCAA Tournament games as they take on No. 14 Western Michigan on Thursday in South Region betting action.

They also face a 13-point spread against a Broncos team that has covered spreads at a profitable 9-2-1 ATS clip lately. The line was holding steady at Bovada but expected to climb as public money moves in on the hyped Orange.

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March Madness Bracket Contests Roundup

Do you play your March Madness bracket game like a lottery, hoping a few bucks can turn into $1 million, or do you handicap it like a sports bettor, grinding out wins and trying to claim the smaller, guaranteed prize?

This is the main difference in March Madness bracket contests that pop up by the dozen - and maybe the answer to the question above is this: I like to play them all!



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