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Bet On The Kentucky Derby

The question all week for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby was, “Who is going to be the betting favorite?”

The undefeated Verrazano has been the future betting favorite since February, and closed in Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Wager at 7-1. The colt has been as low as 7-2 at Bovada.

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Kentucky Derby Props: Secretariat Safe

Secretariat's record time is safe, no horse will lead wire-to-wire, and the Derby winner won't win the Triple Crown.

That's the gist of Kentucky Derby props posted today as horse racing fever moves to the racebook window ahead of Saturday's Run For The Roses.

Orb and Verrazano are neck and neck for morning line odds favorite and it's a 20/1 payoff if any horse can touch Secretariat's time of 159.40 back in 1973.

That according to Bovada, which posted Kentucky Derby prop odds today.

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Bulls vs. Nets Game 7 in Brooklyn

The Chicago Bulls and the Brooklyn Nets will play the seventh and deciding game of their first-round NBA betting series on Saturday as the two teams hit the floor at the Barclays Center.

Brooklyn forced Game 7 with a 95-92 victory as a 1.5-point road favorite in Game 6 of the series on Thursday night. Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, and Brook Lopez each scored 17 points for the Nets that game. Marco Belinelli had 22 points for Chicago.

The Bulls will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 36-46 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Nets are 39-41-2 ATS. Chicago is 37-45 against the total, while Brooklyn is 41-41 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Strasburg takes hill for Nationals

Stephen Strasburg will be looking to improve on his 1-4 record on the season on Saturday afternoon as the Washington Nationals continue their MLB betting series versus the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Strasburg has a solid 3.13 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 37 1-3 innings of work on the season, but Washington has only managed to pick up a win in one of his first six outings of the year. The righthander hasn't won since he faced Miami on April 1.

The match puts starter Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals on the hill facing Jeff Locke for the Pirates. Strasburg brings a 1-4 mark to the game, while Locke is 3-1 to date on the season.

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Maple Leafs seek a Boston rebound

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be looking to bounce back from a weak Game 1 outing on Saturday night as they play on the road against the Boston Bruins in Game 2 of the first-round series.

The Bruins rolled over the Maple Leafs by a score of 4-1 in the opener of the best-of-seven set on Wednesday night, winning as a -171 home favorite on the NHL betting lines at the sportsbooks. David Krejci had three points in that contest for the Bruins.

The Maple Leafs will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 26-17-5 this season, while the Bruins are 28-14-6. Toronto is 23-20-5 against the total, while Boston is 16-28-4 versus the number.

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Celtics host the Knicks in Game 6

The Boston Celtics will be looking to force a deciding game in their best-of-seven first-round series against the New York Knicks when the teams meet in Game 6 action on Friday night.

Boston cut New York's series lead to 3-2 on Wednesday night with a 92-86 win as a 9.5-point underdog on the NBA betting lines at Madison Square Garden. Kevin Garnett led the Celtics' attack in that contest with 16 points and 18 rebounds on the night.

The Knicks will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 46-35-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Celtics are 37-41-3 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). New York is 40-40-2 on the totals; Boston is 42-38-1.

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Game 6 for Thunder Rockets series

The Oklahoma City Thunder will be looking to put an end to their skid and dispatch the Houston Rockets on Friday night as they head back to Texas for Game 6 of their first-round series.

The Thunder now lead the Rockets just 3-2 in the best-of-seven set after Houston grabbed a 107-100 road win as an 8.5-point underdog on the NBA odds in Game 5 on Wednesday night. James Harden was good for 31 points for the Rockets in that victory.

The Rockets sit at 45-37 (41-40-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Thunder are currently 60-22 (48-31-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Houston is 41-41 OU, and Oklahoma City is 36-43-3 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Clippers contest Game 6 in Memphis

The Los Angeles Clippers will be facing elimination on Friday night as they take on the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 6 of their best-of-seven first-round NBA playoff betting series.

The Grizzlies took a 3-2 lead in the series on Tuesday night with a 103-93 road win over the Clippers as a 5.5-point underdog on the NBA betting odds. Zach Randolph led Memphis with 25 points that game, and Chris Paul had 35 points for the Clippers.

The Grizzlies sit at 56-26 (46-34-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Clippers are currently 56-26 (44-36-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Memphis is 33-48-1 OU, and Los Angeles is 45-37 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Pacers try to close out the Hawks

The Indiana Pacers will get a chance to bounce the Atlanta Hawks from the playoffs on Friday night as those teams meet in Game 6 of their best-of-seven first-round series in NBA betting action.

The Pacers rolled to a 106-83 win over the Hawks as a 7-point favorite at home in Game 5 of the series on Wednesday night, with David West scoring 24 points and Paul George adding 21 points for Indiana. Al Horford had 14 points for the Hawks.

Atlanta battles the Pacers, currently with a 49-32 mark (42-39 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 42-39-1 for the Hawks and 39-42 for the Pacers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Sabathia back on hill for Yankees

CC Sabathia is New York's probable pitcher for Friday night as the Yankees open up a series at home against the Oakland Athletics in MLB betting action at the sportsbooks.

Sabathia is 8-8 with a 4.56 ERA over his 25 career starts against Oakland, fanning 132 batters in those 160 innings of work. The lefthander is coming off a win over the Blue Jays in which he allowed three earned runs in eight innings pitched.

It's a pitching duel between CC Sabathia for the Yankees (4-2 on the year) and AJ Griffin for Oakland (2-2 so far).

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