Capitals look to finish off the Rangers

The New York Rangers will be on the brink of elimination on Sunday afternoon as they play host to the Washington Capitals in Game 6 of their best-of-seven first-round playoff series.

Washington picked up a 2-1 win in overtime as a -125 home favorite on the NHL betting lines in Game 5 of the series on Friday night to take a 3-2 lead in the set. Mike Ribeiro scored the winner for the Capitals, while Braden Holtby made 24 saves.

New York will face the 27-18-3 Capitals. In totals betting, the Rangers are 16-22-10 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Capitals are 21-24-3 favoring the OVER.


Thunder, Grizzlies battle in Memphis

The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Memphis Grizzlies will break up their 1-1 series deadlock on Saturday night as those two teams hit the hardwood in Game 3 of their second-round set.

The Grizzlies picked up their second ATS victory of the series in Game 2 on Tuesday night with a 99-93 win as a 3-point road underdog on the NBA betting lines at the sportsbooks. Oklahoma City won Game 1 93-91 at home as a favorite of 3.5 points.

The Grizzlies bring a 56-26 record (46-34-2 ATS) to the battle against the 60-22 Thunder, who are 48-31-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Memphis go 33-48-1 so far and the Thunder go 36-43-3. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).


Knicks vs. Pacers in Game 3 matchup

The New York Knicks will be looking to keep their momentum on Saturday night as they play on the road against the Indiana Pacers in Game 3 of their best-of-seven second-round series.

The Knicks bounced the Pacers 105-79 in Game 2 of the series on Tuesday night, easily covering the 6-point spread on the NBA betting odds at home. Indiana won Game 1 by a score of 102-95 as a 5.5-point road betting underdog at Madison Square Garden.

The Pacers sport records of 49-32 and 42-39 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Knicks sit at 54-28 and 46-35-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 39-42 for the Pacers and 40-40-2 for the Knicks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).


Yankees continue set in Kansas City

The New York Yankees will continue their road series in Kansas City on Saturday night as the American League clubs hit the diamond at Kauffman Stadium in MLB betting action at the books.

And the Royals are expected to send James Shields to the mound on Saturday, with the righthander settling for a no-decision in his last start after holding the White Sox scoreless over eight innings. Kansas City has won three of Shields' seven starts.

Andy Pettitte, with a record of 3-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Yankees.


Penguins, Islanders meet for Game 6

The Pittsburgh Penguins can close out their first-round NHL playoff series against the New York Islanders on Saturday night as those teams do battle in Game 6 of the best-of-seven set.

Pittsburgh took a 3-2 series lead in Game 5 on Thursday night with a 4-0 home victory as a -230 favorite on the NHL betting lines at the sportsbooks. Tomas Vokoun made 31 saves for the Penguins in that win, and Sidney Crosby had two points.

Supporters of the Penguins have seen them go 36-12 so far this season, while the Islanders are at 24-17-7. In totals betting, the Islanders are 26-21-1, while the Penguins are 23-24-1.


FA Cup Final Odds: Man City vs Wigan

Wigan has had a season to forget in the English Premier League, but they have made an impressive run to the FA Cup Final where they face EPL giant Manchester City.

Wigan has hovered around the relegation zone for much of the EPL season and with only a few weeks remaining in the domestic schedule it looks as if they are safe from being relegated. Still, nobody gave them much of a chance in the FA Cup, especially how they started.


NASCAR Odds: Southern 500 Preview

Continuing to sit atop the Sprint Cup Series after the first 10 races of the season, Jimmie Johnson is one of the favorites on the NASCAR betting lines at the sportsbooks to win the Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Saturday night.

Johnson holds a 41-point lead on Carl Edwards in the driver standings heading into this weekend after turning in seven Top-10 results through 10 events, and he's tied with Kyle Busch at +500 on the NASCAR odds at TopBet to visit Victory Lane at Darlington on Saturday.


Heat, Bulls square for Friday Game 3

The Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls are all square in their best-of-seven second-round playoff series as those teams meet in Game 3 on Friday night with LeBron James and company the betting favorites.

Miami bounced back from a Game 1 loss with a 115-78 blowout victory as a 13-point home favorite in Game 2 of the series on Wednesday night. Chicago had pulled off the upset in Game 1 with a 93-86 road victory as a 13-point underdog at the books.

Supporters of the Heat have seen them go 66-16 and 46-36 ATS so far this season, while the Bulls are at 45-37 and 36-46 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Bulls are 37-45, while the Heat are 43-39.


Warriors host the Spurs for Game 3

The Golden State Warriors will be looking for another win over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night as those teams meet in Game 3 of their best-of-seven second-round postseason series.

Golden State tied up the set at 1-1 with a 100-91 victory in San Antonio as a 7.5-point underdog on the NBA betting lines in Game 2 on Wednesday night. The Spurs won Game 1 back on Monday, getting a 129-127 victory but failing to cover the 9.5 points.

The Spurs will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 39-41-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Warriors are 42-38-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). San Antonio is 36-45-1 on the totals; Golden State is 46-35-1.


Blue Jays open series at Fenway Park

The Toronto Blue Jays will be trying to get their disappointing season back on track this weekend as they open a road series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Friday night.

The Blue Jays and Red Sox have already met six times this season, with Boston winning four of those contests for their supporters on the MLB betting lines at the sportsbooks. Each of those half-dozen games were played at Toronto's Rogers Centre.

The Red Sox will turn to Jon Lester and his 4-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Blue Jays send Ramon Ortiz (0-0) to the hill.



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