UFC 129 Betting Odds Update

The odds for the upcoming UFC Welterweight title fight between Georges St-Pierre and Jake Shields in Toronto at UFC 129 have moved around a bit over the last few days, and 5Dimes is offering far better MMA odds on this fight than the other online sportsbooks right now.

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MLB Odds: Phillies vs. Diamondbacks

With Cole Hamels on the mound the Philadelphia Phillies close out a three-game series against the Diamondbacks in Arizona tonight..

Hamels (2-1, 2.92) tossed eight shutout innings with eight strkeouts against San Diego in his last start. Joe Saunders (0-2, 4.98) is scheduled to start for Arizona and in his last start he allowed one run on two hits in six innings in a no decision versus the Mets.

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NBA Odds: 76ers vs. Heat

After surviving a must-win Game 4 the Philadelphia 76ers need another win tonight to stay alive when they take on the Miami Heat in Game 5 of their opening round playoff series.

The 76ers won Game 4 86-82 as a 5.5-point underdog. Louis Williams scored 17 points for the 76ers, while LeBron James led Miami with 31 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

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MLB Odds: White Sox vs. Yankees

The New York Yankees' big bats welcome the Chicago White Sox to Yankee Stadium tonight in the second game of a four-game set.

The Yankees will send Ivan Nova (1-2, 7.63) to the mound, while the White Sox will counter with Gavin Floyd (2-1, 4.00). Nova came out of the bullpen the last time he pitched and gave up one run on two hits in 2-3 innings versus Toronto. Floyd picked up a win over Tampa Bay last time out after allowing two runs on seven hits in six innings.

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NBA Playoff Betting: Hornets vs. Lakers

With their series tied 2-2 Chris Paul leads the New Orleans Hornets into Los Angeles to face the Lakers tonight in Game 5 of their opening round playoff series.

The Hornets won Game 4 93-88 as a 6-point home underdog. Paul torched the Lakers for 27 points, 13 rebounds and 15 assists, while Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 17 points, six rebounds and eight assists.

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NBA Odds: Hawks, Heat look to advance

It's a must-win situation for the Orlando Magic on the Tuesday NBA playoff betting board, as they face elimination down 3-1 to the Atlanta Hawks.

It's been a horrible postseason for the Magic so far. They've been favored on the NBA odds in every game in the series so far and failed to cover in all of them. Of course, it's pretty hard to cover when you keep losing straight-up.

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Sabres, Flyers in NHL playoff betting

Philadelphia tries to complete the comeback from a 3-2 series deficit and win Game 7 when they host the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night in NHL betting action.

The Flyers are -160 home favorites at Bovada against the Sabres in what is turning out to be a feisty finish to their first-round Eastern Conference series.

Mike Richards' hard hit has likely sidelined the Sabres' Tim Connolly for the series finale. Buffalo has been pressed into bringing back Derek Roy, who led the team in scoring before being lost to injury early in the season.

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MLB Power Rankings: April 25

For the inaugural edition of the MLB Power Rankings the New York Yankees and their potent offense debut on top at No. 1.

The Yankees have come storming out of the gate with their bats this season and lead the majors in home runs early on. Curtis Granderson has hit a team-high seven home runs already after knocking out only 24 last season. Jorge Posada, Mark Teixeira, and Russell Martin are also off to powerful starts with six home runs each. New York begins the week leading the AL East at 12-6 after winning their last three games.

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April 30 Boxing Odds Preview

The upcoming weekend offers two anticipated boxing matchups to bet on. One looks like a safe-money bet, while the other has been handicapped close enough to have upset potential. First, on April 29, Rene Alvarado will face Eliecer Lanzas, then, on April 30, Domenico Spada takes on Darren Barker.

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MLB Odds: Blue Jays vs. Rangers

The Texas Rangers may own the best record in the American League, but they were only 3-7 against the Toronto Blue Jays last season as they begin a four-game series with Toronto on Monday.

Texas will send Colby Lewis (1-2, 5.82) to the mound today, while Toronto counters with Kyle Drabek (1-0, 3.00). Lewis allowed four runs on five hits in five innings in a loss to the Angels in his last start, while Drabek picked up a no decision against the Yankees last time out after giving up four runs on six hits in 5 1-3 innings.

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