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NHL Betting: Preds vs. Flyers

The Predators and the Flyers will meet on Thursday night in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center in marquee NHL betting action.

Nashville beat the Flyers 4-2 last month as a -117 home favorite; Philadelphia will be a likely home favorite, however, for this matchup on Thursday.

The Predators are the league’s hottest team with wins in 10 of their last 11 games. If Pekka Rinne starts in net for Nashville on Thursday he has a chance to get a season-high 11th straight victory, which would be a record for the NHL this year.

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NBA Odds: Thunder vs. Clippers

The Oklahoma City Thunder will be on the west coast on Monday night for an NBA betting matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Thunder and Clippers have alternated wins over their last six matchups, but Oklahoma City was tagged with an ATS defeat in four of those games. The OVER/UNDER is at 5-5 over the past 10 meetings.

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Texas Mizzou Big 12 Odds Clash

The second-ranked Missouri Tigers face a tough test Monday night and they can't afford to sit back as they have in a pair of recent weak Big 12 efforts against Oklahoma State and Texas Tech. 

The Longhorns are playing their fifth ranked team in six games and is averaging 74.4 points per game in the Big 12. And the sportsbooks are giving Texas lots of respect here, just a 1-point underdog against the tough Tigers.

Missouri has covered 4 of 5 lately vs the Longhorns, but are just 1-6 ATS in their past 7 visits to Texas.

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God Underdog in Super Bowl Props

This might annoy Tim Tebow and other devout Christian players but the Almighty is an underdog in Super Bowl betting odds.

Last year, God was the favorite in prop bets focused on who the MVP would thank first in his acceptance interview. This year, He’s the third pick at 7/2 odds.

For the enjoyment of atheists and other people annoyed by Bible thumpers, ‘nobody’ is the second choice, just slightly ahead of God at 11/4.

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Boston sports double odds

It happened in 2004 when the Patriots and Red Sox each celebrated with a championship parade in Boston and you can bet on whether it will happen again in 2012.

For that matter, there are Super Bowl prop odds posted at Bovada on whether any number of Boston double scenarios will happen, including pairings with the Bruins, Celtics, even Republican Senator Mitt Romney, as he seeks election in 2012 Presidential race.

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NBA Odds: Bucks Host Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers will be in Wisconsin on Saturday night as they take on the Milwaukee Bucks in NBA betting action.

The Lakers had won six games in a row against Milwaukee until the Bucks beat them in Los Angeles when they last met in December 2010. The Lakers are just 2-8 ATS in their 10 most recent meetings.

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Kentucky vs LSU Betting Preview

The visiting top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats have domiated LSU recently and face a 9.5-point spread Saturday as they try to do it again in SEC basketball betting action at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

In the last two meetings, and the Wildcats have won by a combined 64 points, but they struggled against Georgia earlier this week.

LSU meanwhile lost to Mississippi Stare this week, falling to 1-14 in their last 15 against ranked foes.
Supporters of the Wildcats have watched them go 20-1 and 6-14 ATS on the year, while the Tigers are at 12-8 and 11-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Tigers are 7-10, while the Wildcats have a 7-11-1 mark.

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NBA Betting Lines: Bulls Heat

Hoops powers clash in an NBA betting matchup on Sunday afternoon as the Chicago Bulls play on the road against the Miami Heat.

The Heat are 4-0 both straight up and against the spread in their last four games against the Bulls, with those contests all coming in the 2011 playoffs. This will be their first meeting this year.

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MMA Odds: UFC on Fox 2

Odds for the upcoming UFC on Fox 2 fight card are up and, as expected, Rashad Evans is favored to win in the main event and earn a crack at Jon Jones' light heavyweight belt.

 

MMA betting fans will also have a chance to bet on a heavily-favored Chael Sonnen, who will step into the Octagon against the solid kickboxing skills of Michael Bisping.

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Stock Market Cheers for Giants

It’s official – cheering for the Patriots to win Super Bowl XLVI is akin to cheering for a sluggish economy and Wall Street stagnation.

As if Giant fans and other New England haters didn’t have enough reasons to cheer against the perennially successful Patriots, their obnoxious head coach and devilishly handsome quarterback.

Yes investors will be cheering on the New York Giants, because the stock market does much better after an NFC team wins the Super Bowl than when an AFC team wins.

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