Bellator 79: Santos vs. Hale Odds

Bellator MMA odds action is available on four fights on the Bellator 79 fight card, which features Heavyweight and Featherweight tournament bouts.

In the main event Richard Hale will battle Thiago Santos for a spot in the tournament finals and a shot at the vacant Bellator Heavyweight title. Both fighters have been close to Bellator gold in the past but it’s Santos who gets the nod as the 5Dimes -165 favorite.



Lakers vs Trail Blazers: NBA odds preview

The NBA season tips off again Wednesday with the visiting Lakers travelling to Portland to face the Trail Blazers in a game that has remained off the board due to Kobe Bryant's injury situation.

As usual, he has hogged the headlines Tuesday by stating he is 85 per cent ready to go, but now nobody is asking questions about Lakers chemistry with Dwight Howard and Steve Nash on board.

Now with an opening-night loss in Dallas, can the Lakers avoid an 0-2 start?


NBA Betting: Clippers, Brooklyn on slate

After a three-game slate on Tuesday marked the official return of the NBA, basketball bettors get more options on Wednesday with nine games on the board.


One of Wednesday’s most intriguing matchups is the Memphis Grizzlies visiting the Los Angeles Clippers.


Dolphins Colts betting preview

The Miami Dolphins will be looking for their fourth straight win Sunday when they visit the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Miami is 3-1 SU and ATS over its last four games and just as important is their recent run of money-making play at Indy. The Doolphins are 6-0 ATS in their past 6 visits here.

Indianapolis is also 3-1 SU and ATS over its last four games overall and its last four games at home. Miami is 5-2 ATS in its last seven games against the Colts.


Chargers vs Chiefs Betting Preview

The San Diego Chargers will be looking for their fifth straight home win over the Kansas City Chiefs when the Chiefs visit Qualcomm Stadium this Thursday night.

San Diego is 7-1 SU and 5-3 ATS in its last eight home games against the Chiefs.

The total has gone UNDER in four of the last five games between these two teams and in 11 of San Diego's last 15 games at home.


NFL Betting: Week 9 Opening Lines

The Atlanta Falcons remain the only undefeated team left in the league heading into Week 9 of the season, and they've also been a solid option on the NFL betting lines at the sportsbooks through the first eight weeks.

The Falcons hold down a record of 5-2 ATS to go along with their 7-0 SU mark, and they opened as 5-point home favorites at 5Dimes for their game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football this week.


Hurricanes vs Hokies Betting Matchup

In a game that will help decide who wins the ACC's Coastal Division the Miami Hurricanes host the Virginia Tech Hokies Thursday night (7:30 pm ET, ESPN).

Miami, which is tied for the lead in the division at 3-2 in conference play, was an early two-point home dog vs. V-Tech, which is 2-2 in ACC play.

The Hokies are 13-4 ATS in 17 games against Miami since 1995, a whopping trend in favor of V-Tech.


Giants pay off on World Series futures

The San Francisco Giants entered the baseball playoffs in the middle of the pack at 7/1 odds to win the World Series, but they needed only four games to knock off the Detroit Tigers and win that title over the weekend.

The Giants came back from series deficits in both their first-round series against the Cincinnati Reds and their second-round series against the St. Louis Cardinals, then outscored the Tigers 16-6 over their four World Series victories.


NBA Betting: Opening Night Preview

After a long and interesting offseason, NBA basketball betting action finally returns this Tuesday with a solid three-game slate that includes the two current favorites to win the NBA championship in early-season tests in their respective home openers.

The defending-champion Miami Heat are a 6.5-point favorite at 5Dimes at home over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night. The Heat outlasted the Celtics in the playoffs last year with a seven-game victory against Boston in their third-round series.



Early money betting on Tide, Ducks

No. 1 Alabama opened as an 8-point favorite at No. 5 LSU for this week, a giant number considering most books had the Tigers listed as 2-point favorites against the Tide before the season.


But now it’s all about the Crimson Tide, who quickly grew to 10.5-point favorites as of Monday morning. No one seems willing to jump in front of Nick Saban’s team these days. Why would you? The Tide are absolutely rolling.




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