Grizzlies can bounce Thunder in Game 6

The Oklahoma City Thunder are on the verge of a first-round elimination as they take on the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 6 of their best-of-seven set in NBA playoff action on Thursday.

Oklahoma City fell 100-99 at home to Memphis as a 7-point favorite on the NBA odds in Game 5 of the series on Tuesday night and now trail 3-2 in the set. The Grizzlies are 3-1-1 ATS over the first five games of this first-round series.

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Canadiens open up series versus Bruins

The puck will drop on the second round of the NHL playoffs on Thursday night as the Boston Bruins play host to the Montreal Canadiens, with the Habs having dominated recent matchups.

Montreal has managed to win six of its last seven games against Boston heading into Thursday night's Game 1, with the Canadiens going 3-1 against the Bruins during the regular season. The OVER/UNDER went 0-2-2 over those four contests.

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Pacers on the brink on Thursday night

The Atlanta Hawks can complete their first-round upset on Thursday night as they take on the top-seeded Indiana Pacers in Game 6 of their best-of-seven NBA playoff betting matchup.

The Hawks took a 3-2 lead in the series with a 107-97 road win as a 7-point underdog on the NBA betting lines in Game 5 of the set on Monday night. The two teams have alternated SU and ATS victories in the first five games of this series.

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Buehrle takes mound for the Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays are expected to send Mark Buehrle to the mound on Thursday night as they take on the Kansas City Royals in MLB betting action at the online sportsbooks.

Buehrle is 4-1 with a 2.16 ERA on the season, and in his career against Kansas City he's 23-12 with a 3.66 ERA over 52 appearances. The Royals will counter with Jeremy Guthrie on Thursday; he's 2-1 with a 4.22 ERA so far on the season.

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Game 7 NHL Playoff Props and Odds

Home teams will win at least two games, at least one game will go to overtime, and at least one game will see at least seven goals.

That's the synopsis of Wednesday's trio of Game 7s in the first round of the NHL playoffs, according to Bovada anyway.


Mavs & Spurs all square for Wednesday

The Dallas Mavericks are a perfect 4-0 ATS against the San Antonio Spurs so far in their playoff series as they try to take a 3-2 lead in the set in NBA action on Wednesday night.

The Spurs tied up the Mavericks at two wins apiece in the first-round series in Game 4 last time out, grabbing a 93-89 road victory as a 4.5-point favorite on the NBA odds. The Spurs are just 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games against the Mavericks.

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Blazers strive to eliminate the Rockets

The Portland Trail Blazers can knock Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets out of the playoffs on Wednesday night as those teams meet in Game 5 of their best-of-seven series.

Portland edged Houston 123-120 as a 3-point home favorite on the NBA odds in Game 4 of the set last time out to run their series advantage to 3-1. The OVER has now managed to pay out in each of the last 11 games between the Blazers and Rockets.

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Game 7 Odds: Rangers battle the Flyers

The New York Rangers will play host to the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night in the seventh and deciding game of their NHL playoff betting series.

Philadelphia avoided elimination in Game 6 on Tuesday night with a 5-2 victory behind a hat trick from Wayne Simmonds. Steve Mason made 34 saves in that Game 6 win for the Flyers, while Henrik Lundqvist surrendered four goals on 23 shots.

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Game 7 Betting: Kings visit the Sharks

The Los Angeles Kings will get a chance to come all the way back from an 0-3 series deficit on Wednesday night as they take on the rival San Jose Sharks in Game 7 of their set.

Los Angeles has managed to pick up the win in each of the last three games in this series, including a 4-1 victory as a -130 home favorite on the NHL betting lines in Game 6 on Monday night. That game ended up a PUSH for totals bettors.

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Game 7 Odds: Avs play host to the Wild

The Colorado Avalanche and the Minnesota Wild will play the deciding contest of their first-round NHL betting matchup on Wednesday as they meet in Denver in Game 7 of their series.

The Wild forced Game 7 on Monday night with a 5-2 home victory as a -140 favorite on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks. That was the sixth OVER result for bettors in the last eight games between the Avalanche and the Wild.

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