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Bruins, Penguins start Eastern final

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be looking to continue their winning streak against the Boston Bruins on Saturday night as the two teams meet in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final.

The Penguins have won six games in a row against the Bruins heading into Saturday's contest, including all three meetings between the clubs this past season. The UNDER paid out for totals bettors in each of the Bruins vs. Pens games this year.

The Penguins sit at 36-12 on the season; in comparison, the Bruins are currently 28-14-6. Looking to wager on the totals? Pittsburgh is 23-24-1 OU, and Boston is 16-28-4 OU.

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Sox open series at Yankee Stadium

The Boston Red Sox are 2-1 on the MLB betting lines against the New York Yankees so far this season as those American League East clubs begin a three-game set in the Bronx on Friday night.

Boston took two of three games on the road in New York when the clubs last met at the beginning of April to pay off for their supporters on the MLB odds. Overall, though, the Red Sox are just 3-7 over their 10 most recent games against the Yankees.

Boston puts its faith in starter Jon Lester to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 6-1. Getting the ball for the Yankees is CC Sabathia, who owns a 4-4 record on the season with a 3.96 ERA.

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Heat face Pacers in Game 5 matchup

LeBron James and the Miami Heat find themselves in a 2-2 tie with the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals as the two teams get ready for Game 5 of the series on Thursday night.

Indiana pulled even in the series with a 99-92 victory as a 3-point home underdog on the NBA betting lines in Game 4 of the set on Tuesday night. That improved the Pacers to 3-1 ATS in the series, with the OVER paying out in each of the four games.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Heat currently sports a record of 66-16, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 46-36 ATS. The Pacers are 49-32 and 42-39 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Heat post a 43-39 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Pacers have gone 39-42 against the number.

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Blue Jays close out set in Atlanta

The Toronto Blue Jays will send knuckleballer R.A. Dickey to the mound on Thursday night as they close out a four-game interleague series on the road against the Atlanta Braves.

Dickey was knocked around for six runs on nine hits over 6 2-3 innings in his last trip to the mound against the Orioles on May 25, putting him at 4-6 with a 4.85 ERA. The righthander is 2-5 with a 5.15 ERA in 13 career outings against the Braves.

Mike Minor gets the call for the Atlanta Braves and he will try to build on a 6-2 mark.

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Notre Dame odds fall on Golson news

Notre Dame came within a victory of the national championship in 2013 and they were reasonable 28-1 odds to win as of Monday.

But then came the news that starting QB Evertt Golson would not return, due to undisclosed academic issues.

Oddsmakers at Bovada quickly plunged the Irish BCS odds to 40-1.

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Orioles and Nationals at Camden Yards

The Washington Nationals will travel up to Camden Yards for Wednesday night as they continue their four-game MLB interleague series against the rival Baltimore Orioles.

And the Nationals will turn to Jordan Zimmermann on Wednesday, with the righthander 8-2 on the season with a tiny 1.71 ERA. Zimmermann has made four starts against the Orioles in his career, going 1-2 with a 2.70 ERA in those four outings.

The Orioles, meanwhile, will counter with Chris Tillman, who will be looking to improve on his 4-2 season mark.

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Game 7 Betting: Wings face the Hawks

The Chicago Blackhawks will take on the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night at the United Center with the teams battling in Game 7 of their best-of-seven second-round playoff series.

Chicago forced a Game 7 in this series with a 4-3 victory as a -122 road favorite in Game 6 on Monday night. Marian Hossa, Michal Handzus, Bryan Bickell, and Michael Frolik all scored for the Hawks in that win, with Corey Crawford making 35 saves.

The Blackhawks sit at 36-7-5 on the season; in comparison, the Red Wings are currently 24-16-8. Looking to wager on the totals? Chicago is 18-26-4 OU, and Detroit is 17-25-6 OU.

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Heat look for 3-1 lead over Pacers

The Miami Heat can push their lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Finals to 3-1 on Tuesday night as they play Game 4 of the series on the road against the Indiana Pacers.

The Heat are up 2-1 on the Pacers in the set after beating them 114-96 as a 2-point road favorite in Game 3 on Sunday night, giving them their first ATS victory of the series. LeBron James led the way with a team-high 22 points for Miami that game.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Pacers currently sports a record of 49-32, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 42-39 ATS. The Heat are 66-16 and 46-36 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pacers post a 39-42 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Heat have gone 43-39 against the number.

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Yankees continue series against Mets

The New York Yankees will be up against New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey on Tuesday night as those cross-town rivals continue their interleague series on the MLB betting lines.

Harvey sits at 5-0 with a 1.93 ERA on the season, although he is coming off his worst outing of the year - he gave up four runs on nine hits over 6 1-3 innings against the Reds. The righthander has fanned 74 over 70 innings of work this season.

The Yankees send Hiroki Kuroda (6-3) to the hill on Tuesday night.

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Game 7 Betting: Kings host the Sharks

The Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks will play for a berth in the Western Conference final on Tuesday night as the teams battle in Game 7 of their second-round playoff series.

The Sharks forced Game 7 with a 2-1 victory as a -120 home favorite on the NHL betting lines in Game 6 of the series on Sunday night. Joe Thornton and T.J. Galiardi scored for San Jose in that win, with Dustin Brown replying for Los Angeles.

Los Angeles battles the Sharks, currently with a 25-16-7 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 19-18-11 for the Kings and 15-23-10 for the Sharks.

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