Clippers vs Grizzlies Series Betting

In a meeting of a couple up-and-coming teams in the Western Conference the Memphis Grizzles take on the Los Angeles Clippers in a first-round playoff series starting Sunday night.

Sportsbooks had Memphis as a five-point favorite for Sunday's series opener (9:30 pm Eastern, TNT), with an 'over/under' of 185.

The Grizzlies are also listed at -200 at Bovada to win this series, while LA is getting +170 as the underdog.


Celtics vs Hawks Series Betting

The Boston Celtics, who found new life during the second half of this season, begin this postseason with a first-round series vs. the Atlanta Hawks.

Sportsbooks have Atlanta as a 1.5-point favorite for Sunday's series Game 1 (7 pm Eastern, TNT), with an 'over/under' of 178.

But Bovada is also lining Boston, which does not hold home-court advantage in this series, as a -200 favorite to win this series, with the Hawks getting +170.


Strasburg favored at Dodgers

Los Angeles will look to improve on its 8-2 home record when take on Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals on the MLB odds menu Saturday.

For the Dodgers, Chad Billingsley gets the ball, charged with keeping the Nationals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Stephen Strasburg, 2-0 on the year.


Thunder vs Mavericks Playoff Betting

The Dallas Mavericks may be the defending NBA champions but they'll begin these playoffs as underdogs when they go up against NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant and his Oklahoma City Thunder.

As of Friday afternoon, sportsbooks were listing OKC as a 7.5-point favorite for Saturday's series opener (9:30 pm Eastern, ESPN), with the 'over/under' at 193. is listing the Thunder at -380 on its NBA betting moneyline for Game 1, with Dallas getting +290 to win the game outright.


Pacers vs Magic Playoff Betting

The Indiana Pacers did a pretty good job of playing some good ball under the radar this season. Now they get to begin the postseason with a first-round series against a team, the Orlando Magic, without its best player, Dwight Howard.

As of Friday afternoon several online sportsbooks are listing Indiana at -8.5 for Saturday's Game 1 (7 pm Eastern, ESPN), with an 'over/under' of right around 191.


Heat vs Knicks Series Odds

In the premier matchup of the first round of these NBA playoffs LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and their Miami Heat go up against Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire and the New York Knicks.

Some online sportsbooks are listing the Heat as eight-point favorites for Saturday's series opener (3:30 pm Eastern, ABC). is listing Miami as a -125 favorite to win the Eastern Conference, and as a +200 favorite to win the NBA title, while New York is getting +2,000 to win the East and +4,000 to win it all.


Bulls 76ers Series Betting Preview

The Chicago Bulls, the top seed in the Eastern Conference for the second straight season, begin what they hope will be a run to the NBA Finals when they take on the eighth-seeded Philadelphia 76ers in a first-round playoff series Saturday afternoon.

As of Friday morning, some online sportsbooks are lining Chicago as a nine-point favorite for Saturday's series opener (1 pm Eastern, TNT). [ Matchup Report and Trends ]


NHL Playoffs Second Round Betting

The second round of the NHL playoffs gets started tonight in the Western Conference with Game 1 between the Nashville Predators and the Phoenix Coyotes.

Nashville got through the first round after knocking off Detroit in five games. Pekka Rinne was a rock for the Predators in the series posting a 1.81 goals against average and a .940 save percentage.


Rinne had to be solid for Nashville to advance as Detroit outshot the Preds 160-116 in the series.


Yankees Tigers Betting Preview

Two teams expected to vie for the AL pennant lock up in baseball wagering action Friday as the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers do battle to start a three-game series.

Detroit puts its faith in starter Justin Verlander to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-1. Getting the ball for the Yankees is Ivan Nova, who owns a 3-0 record on the season with a 3.79 ERA.


Coyotes Predators Game 1 Betting

The Nashville Predators will start the second round of the NHL playoffs on the road on Friday night as they take on the Phoenix Coyotes in Game 1 of their conference semifinal matchup.

The Predators and Coyotes split their four meetings during the regular season at two wins apiece on the NHL betting lines, with the road team going a perfect 4-0 over those four contests.

The Coyotes bring a 42-27-13 record to the battle against the 48-26-8 Predators. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Phoenix go 30-39-13 so far and the Predators go 34-39-9.

Series Prices courtesy of Bovada

Nashville Predators (Series Prices)         20/33    (-165)

Phoenix Coyotes (Series Prices)                        27/20    (+135)


Second Round Player and Match-up Odds

Series Price

Nashville Predators (Series Prices)         20/33    (-165)

Phoenix Coyotes (Series Prices)                        27/20    (+135)

Series Correct Score   

Nashville Predators 4-0              9/1

Nashville Predators 4-1              5/1       

Nashville Predators 4-2              14/5     

Nashville Predators 4-3              9/2       

Phoenix Coyotes 4-0                 20/1     

Phoenix Coyotes 4-1                 9/1       

Phoenix Coyotes 4-2                 7/1       

Phoenix Coyotes 4-3                 19/4

Total Games    

4                      6/1

5                      3/2       

6                      33/20   

7                      9/5      

Total Games    

Over                             5½        5/9        (-180)

Under                           5½        3/2        (+150)

Series Game Spread   

Nashville Predators       -1½       21/20    (+105)              

Phoenix Coyotes           +1½      20/27    (-135)              

Total Goals     

Over/ Under      28½

Martin Erat 2nd Round Points vs. Phoenix Coyotes    

Over/ Under      4½

David Legwand 2nd Round Points vs. Phoenix Coyotes          

Over/ Under      4½

Alexander Radulov 2nd Round Points vs. Phoenix Coyotes    

Over/ Under      4

Ray Whitney 2nd Round Points vs. Nashville Predators          

Over/ Under      5½

Radim Vrbata 2nd Round Points vs. Nashville Predators        

Over/ Under      4½

Shane Doan 2nd Round Points vs. Nashville Predators           

Over/ Under      3½



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