NBA Odds: Hawks host Heat

The Heat and the Hawks will stage their second NBA betting matchup in four days on Thursday when they hit the hardwood in Atlanta.

On Monday night the Heat were handed their first loss of the season by the Hawks, falling 100-92 as a home favorite in that contest. Joe Johnson led the way with 21 points for the Hawks.


NHL Betting: Canucks vs. Bruins

The Bruins will take on the Canucks for the first time since last year's Stanley Cup final on Saturday afternoon as the teams hit the ice in Boston for an NHL betting matchup.

The Canucks will be a road underdog at 5Dimes on Saturday, while the home-favorite Bruins will be tough to beat at TD Garden where they have lost just six times all season.

Boston is the toughest team in the league to score against, and that should see the Bruins getting the bulk of the action from bettors on the NHL lines on Saturday.


NCAAB Betting: Michigan vs. Indiana

The No. 16 Michigan Wolverines will have their work cut out for them if they hope to improve a dreadful road record against the No. 12 Indiana Hoosiers in college hoops betting action on Thursday night.

Indiana will likely be a small home favorite in this matchup at Bovada, as the Hoosiers are 13-1 in the past 14 games at home against the Wolverines. Michigan has also lost four of its last six overall on the road.


Hawks, Flyers on NHL lines

Two top teams that have been slightly off their games of late clash in NHL betting action on Thursday with the Chicago Blackhawks in Philadelphia to play the Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center.

Philadelphia will be a slight home favorite at 5Dimes in this contest, but without Chris Pronger and Jaromir Jagr in the lineup things become tougher - and more responsibility gets downloaded to other players.


Online Texas Holdem Introduction

So, you've finally decided to jump on the bandwagon and learn about online Texas Holdem. Don't worry. Learning the game is easy. It's winning and mastering it that is so hard.

A game of Texas Holdem is simply a series of hands. A hand begins by the placing of blind bets before any cards are dealt. There is a small and a big blind. The small blind is to the player to left of the dealer and the big blind is to the left of them.

Typically the big blind is double the small blind and is the lowest amount a player may bet.


Wild Card Betting: Lines and Injuries

The NFL's regular season has finally come to a close as we move into NFL playoffs betting this week.


Four interesting Wild Card matchups leave bettors with plenty to consider this weekend.


Wild Card Weekend Betting Picks

For the first time in eight weeks, the Odds Shark NFL scores predictor had a losing record, going just 7-8 ATS on the week (the Pittsburgh-Cleveland game was not counted due to the late posting off odds for that game).

But in six of those eight weeks, it produced a winning record and points itself at Wild Card Weekend where the odds are intriguing and the handicapping regime changes. [ See the latest Wild Card props listings as well ]


Rockets vs. Clippers: NBA Odds

Points could be at a premium on Wednesday night as the Los Angeles Clippers play host to the Houston Rockets in NBA betting action.

Each of the last five matchups between the Rockets and Clippers have paid off for UNDER bettors in totals betting dating back to 2010. Houston went 3-2 ATS against Los Angeles in those games.


Strikeforce Odds: Rockhold vs. Jardine

With no UFC fight cards this weekend MMA betting fans can get action on the Strikeforce Middleweight title fight between champion Luke Rockhold and Keith Jardine.

Saturday night’s Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine fight card will be headlined by a title bout between Middleweight champion Rockhold and former UFC Light Heavyweight contender Jardine. 5Dimes has been offering action on the fight for weeks and during that time the lines have bounced around in price.


NBA Betting: Hawks visit Bulls

The Atlanta Hawks will be looking to beat the NBA trends on Tuesday night as they head up to Chicago to battle with the Bulls.

The Hawks are just 4-6 both straight up and against the spread in their last 10 meetings with the Bulls, including last year's playoff defeat. The OVER/UNDER went 5-5 over those 10 matchups.



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