MMA Odds: UFC 138 Betting Preview

MMA betting fans get two straight weeks of free fights starting this Saturday when UFC 138 goes down in Birmingham, England.
 

MMA fans can expect fireworks this Saturday night when Mark Munoz looks to take another step up the Middleweight contender ladder with a win over tough-as-nails Chris Leben.

UFC 138 will also debut two fighters new to the UFC, and in typical fashion they’ve both been given a big test their first time in the Octagon.
 

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Stanford visits Oregon State

After facing their toughest road test of the season in a thrilling triple-overtime win over USC, the Stanford Cardinal get a more manageable assignment this week on the road against the Oregon State Beavers.

Stanford remained perfect and improved to 8-0 both SU and ATS with last week’s surprising overtime cover as a 7.5-point favorite. Andrew Luck added to his Heisman hype with 330 yards passing and four total touchdowns (three passing, one rushing) in the big win.

The Beavers sit at 2-6 (3-5 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Cardinal are currently 8-0 (8-0 ATS).

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Line Moves: NFL Week 9

Just about every game on the board this week saw a slight line movement of about a half a point, but only five games had a line movement of a full point or more. Two of those movements were in favor of the underdog, and two were in favor of the favorite.

Here’s a look at the matchups with the biggest line movements in Week 9.

Denver Broncos @ Oakland Raiders (from -7.0 to -9.0 at 5Dimes)

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Line Moves: College Football Week 10

Without question the biggest game of the week is LSU at Alabama, but that line has stayed pretty steady at around Alabama -5.0. There are plenty of other games on the board, including three that have seen line movements of four full points.

Here’s a look at the four games with the biggest line movements in Week 10.

Texas Tech @ Texas (from -10.0 to -14.0 at TopBet)

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NHL Odds: Leafs vs. Bruins

The Bruins don't look like the team that won the Stanley Cup last season right now, and they'll take on a club going in the opposite direction on Saturday when they face off against the Maple Leafs in Toronto on the NHL betting lines.

The Bruins won the first meeting this season easily between the Original Six rivals by a 6-2 score, but that was in Boston. Toronto has won two of three at home head-to-head.

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LSU Alabama Props List

The biggest game of the college football season is certainly getting Super Bowl treatment from sportsbooks, who just posted dozens of fun LSU vs Alabama prop odds for Saturday's huge game.

The top two schools in the nation do battle and Bovada believes the winner of this game will later win the BCS championship in January (-200 odds). There are tons of team and player props, such as which team will score first (Alabama is favored) and which team will have the most first downs (Crimson Tide favored again).

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USC vs Colorado: Pac 12 Lines

After suffering a heart-breaking defeat in triple overtime at home to Stanford last week, the USC Trojans get a much easier opponent on the road this Friday night against the hapless Colorado Buffaloes.

Colorado is just 1-8 SU and 2-7 ATS, including a 1-5 ATS record against Pac-12 opponents and six straight losses both SU and ATS.

Matt Barkley threw for 284 yards and three touchdowns in the loss to Stanford.The Buffaloes sport records of 1-8 and 2-7 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Trojans sit at 6-2 and 4-4 ATS on the season.

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NFL Injuries: Hobbled McFadden

This week’s midweek NFL injury report has its share of question marks with many key players around the league currently being considered questionable for this Sunday’s action, but one star player in worse shape than that is Darren McFadden.

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Ducks, Rangers on NHL lines

Anaheim and the New York Rangers will do battle for the second time this season when the two meet in the Big Apple on Thursday night in NHL betting action at 5Dimes.

The Ducks took the earlier matchup at home, and have won back-to-back games against the Rangers. New York has won two straight at home against the Ducks and will be likely favorites on the NHL betting lines.

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Kim Kardashian Betting Props

Kim Kardashian's marriage to Kris Humphries lasted fewer days than the NBA lockout, and online sportsbooks are now offering prop bets on what the reality television star will do next.

At Bovada you can speculate on the field of work for Kardashian's next love interest, with 'professional athlete' the favorite on that wager at 1/2 odds.

And the trends suggest that's the safest bet for that prop; not only did Kardashian marry NBA player Humphries, but she has also dated NFL players Reggie Bush and Miles Austin in the past.

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