Lester opens up ALCS for Red Sox

Jon Lester will get the ball for the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night as they open up the best-of-seven ALCS at home at Fenway Park against the visiting Detroit Tigers.

Lester is 2-2 with a 4.63 ERA in his seven career starts against the Tigers, and he won his only ALDS outing against the Rays (two runs over 7 2-3 innings of work). The lefthander went 15-8 with a 3.75 ERA in the regular season.

Anibal Sanchez will be on the mound for the Tigers; Sanchez went 14-9 on the season.

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Dodgers and Cards continue NLCS

The Los Angeles Dodgers will turn to ace Clayton Kershaw on Saturday afternoon as they continue their best-of-seven NLCS on the road at Busch Stadium against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Kershaw has made 12 career starts against St. Louis, going 4-5 in those contests with a 3.75 ERA. The lefthander made two starts against the Braves in the NLDS, allowing a combined one earned run on six hits over those 13 innings.

Michael Wacha gets the call for the St. Louis Cardinals and he will try to build on a 5-1 mark from the regular season.

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Hawks gets visit from Islanders

The Chicago Blackhawks started quickly last season, but they're just 1-1-1 through their first three games this year as they prepare to host the New York Islanders on Friday.

Chicago opened its season with a 6-4 win over Washington but then lost 3-2 in a shootout to Tampa Bay and 3-2 in regulation time to St. Louis. The Islanders have picked up points in three straight games, going 2-0-1 this season.

New York is 2-1 against the total, while Chicago is 1-2 versus the number.

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Cincinnati vs Temple Betting Odds

The Bearcats will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Owls at Nippert Stadium in Week 7 action.

Supporters of the Owls have seen them go 0-5 and 2-3 ATS so far this season, while the Bearcats are at 3-2 and 2-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Bearcats are 2-3, while the Owls are 1-4.

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Cards vs. Dodgers in opener of NLCS

The Los Angeles Dodgers have won three of their last four games against the St. Louis Cardinals as those teams open their best-of-seven NLCS at Busch Stadium on Friday night.

The Dodgers topped the Cardinals three times in their four-game series in St. Louis when they last met in early August; they're 6-4 in the last 10 games between the teams. The OVER/UNDER went 4-6 for totals bettors in those games.

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NFL Week 6 Odds: Line Movement

Lines have been on the move heading into an NFL weekend with a handful of attractive matchups highlighting the Week 6 card.

It’s not often the books are rooting for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, but it appears that will be the case Sunday. The Patriots opened as 3-point home favorites over the undefeated New Orleans Saints, but that line had shrunk down to -1 as of Friday. The Patriots are 1-7 against the spread versus the Saints since 1983.


NFL Betting: Week 6 Injury Updates

As the Detroit Lions arrive in Cleveland for an interconference clash this Sunday, the question remains: when will the Browns start receiving respect? The Lions were just shut down by the Green Bay Packers, and Cleveland has won three in a row. But oddsmakers still show the Lions as a 1-point favorite at 5Dimes, despite a depleted receiving corps.


UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields

MMA betting action returns on October 9 with UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields. Also on the card is a matchup between Dong Hyun Kim and Erick Silva, and moneyline and OVER/UNDER prop bet options are already available on both fights.


ALDS Game 5 Odds: Tigers in Oakland

Justin Verlander will get the ball for the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night as they try to advance to the ALCS with a victory over the Oakland Athletics in Game 5 of their ALDS.

The Tigers forced Game 5 with an 8-6 win in Game 4 of the series on Tuesday night. Verlander had to settle for a no-decision back in Game 2 of this series despite holding the A's scoreless on four hits over seven innings of work.

Sonny Gray gets the call for the Oakland Athletics and he will try to build on a 5-3 mark on the season.

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Canucks host Sharks in NHL betting

The OVER has paid out just twice in the last 10 games between the San Jose Sharks and the Vancouver Canucks as those two teams prepare to meet on the ice on Thursday.

The OVER/UNDER has gone 2-5-3 in the past 10 meetings between the Sharks and Canucks, with the two teams providing a PUSH for totals bettors when they met in San Jose back on October 3. That game was a 4-1 home victory for the Sharks.

The Sharks will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 3-0-0 this season, while the Canucks are 3-1-0. San Jose is 1-1-1 on the totals; Vancouver is 2-1-1.

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