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Hawks vs Nets NBA betting preview

The Atlanta Hawks have managed to pay out on the NBA betting lines in each of their past three games against the Brooklyn Nets with those teams preparing to meet once again on Saturday night.

The Nets are just 3-7 SU and 4-6 ATS over their past 10 games against the Hawks, although they did manage to beat Atlanta 94-89 as a 7-point home favorite in their last meeting on January 18. That game turned out to be an UNDER result on the totals.

The Nets will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 28-32-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Hawks are 28-31-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Brooklyn is 26-36 on the totals; Atlanta is 31-29-1.

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Mercer vs Florida Gulf Coast odds preview

The stage has been set for Saturday’s Atlantic Sun Championship showdown between the No.1 Mercer Bears and the No.2 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles after both teams cruised through their first two games in this tournament.

 

The Bears hammered Lipscomb 82-48 as 14-point favorites in the first round, but had to settle for a PUSH as 8-point favorites in a 72-64 win over USC-Upstate. The Eagles covered as 5.5-point favorites in a 73-63 victory over North Florida and made it 2-0 against the spread with a 72-58 romp against Stetson as 6.5-point favorites.

Bovada did not post a line for the two regular season meetings between these two, but each team grinded out a tight win at home, so you can pretty much expect this matchup to remain close right down to the final buzzer.

The Bears sport records of 23-10 and 2-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Eagles have 23-10 and 3-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-1 for the Bears and 1-2 for the Eagles. Watch for the opening lines at 5Dimes.

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Heat vs 76ers Betting Matchup Report

LeBron James and the Miami Heat have won six games in a row against the Philadelphia 76ers as those Eastern Conference clubs meet in NBA betting action at Wells Fargo Center on Friday.

Overall the Heat are 9-1 over their past 10 games against the Sixers dating back to 2011, and they've managed to cover the posted spread at the sportsbooks in four of their past five meetings. The OVER paid out in each of their last two matchups.

The Heat sport records of 45-14 and 31-28 ATS heading into this matchup, while the 76ers sit at 23-37 and 27-33 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 30-29 for the Heat and 31-29 for the 76ers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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NBA odds preview - Thunder vs Knicks

The Oklahoma City Thunder have dominated the New York Knicks SU over the past several seasons as those teams meet in NBA betting action for the first time this year on Thursday night.

The Thunder are 8-2 SU over their past 10 games against the Knicks dating back to 2007, although New York has managed to post a 3-1 ATS record in the past four games between the teams. The UNDER has paid out for totals bettors in each of their last three matchups.

The Thunder will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 35-22-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Knicks are 29-29 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news and check out Bovada for lines later today). Oklahoma City is 31-27-2 on the totals; New York is 27-29-2.

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Battle of Pennsylvania: NHL odds

The Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins played to an easy OVER result on the totals last time out as they prepare to meet once again in NHL betting action on Thursday night.

Philadelphia outscored Pittsburgh 6-5 to win as a road underdog in the last meeting between the two Atlantic Division teams on February 20. That broke up a streak of three straight UNDER results between the teams dating back to last year's playoffs.

Supporters of the Penguins have seen them go 15-8 so far this season, while the Flyers are at 11-12-1. In totals betting, the Flyers are 12-11-1, while the Penguins are 14-9.

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NCAA Player of the Year Odds

The Big Ten might dominate March Madness in 2013 and the conference is certainly front and center when it comes to odds to win the AP Player of the Year award.

Michigan point guard Trey Burke leads the college basketball odds board at 2/1 and averaging 19 PPG and 7 APG keeps him ahead of a pair of Indiana Hoosiers.

Victor Oladipo is the second betting choice according to online sportsbook Bovada at 7/2. His Indiana teammate Cody Zeller is tied for 6th at 12/1 odds.

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Spurs vs Bulls Betting Matchup Report

The Chicago Bulls lost their last game against the San Antonio Spurs both SU and ATS as those two teams prepare to meet in NBA betting action once again on Wednesday night.

Chicago fell 103-89 as a 3.5-point home favorite on February 11 against San Antonio, who will be playing without guard Tony Parker on Wednesday night. Overall the Bulls are just 4-6 both SU and ATS over their past 10 games against the Spurs since 2007.

The Spurs sport records of 47-14 and 34-25-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Bulls sit at 34-26 and 27-33 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 28-32-1 for the Spurs and 26-34 for the Bulls. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Leafs vs Senators NHL preview

The Ottawa Senators and the Toronto Maple Leafs will renew their rivalry on Wednesday night as those two Northeast Division teams do battle in NHL betting action at the online sportsbooks.

The Senators and Maple Leafs have split their two meetings so far this season, although Toronto is 3-1 in the past four games between the two teams. The OVER/UNDER has gone 3-6-1 for totals bettors at the sportsbooks in their 10 most recent matchups.

Supporters of the Senators have seen them go 12-7-4 so far this season, while the Maple Leafs are at 14-9. In totals betting, the Maple Leafs are 10-11-2, while the Senators are 4-17-2.

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Thunder Lakers Betting Matchup Report

The Los Angeles Lakers will be looking to build on their ATS win from their last game against the Oklahoma City Thunder as those two teams meet once again on Tuesday night.

Los Angeles got past Oklahoma City 105-96 as an underdog of 3.5 points when they battled at the Staples Center back on January 27. That improved the Lakers to just 3-7 SU and 4-5-1 ATS over their past 10 games against the Thunder in the past two seasons.

Supporters of the Lakers have seen them go 30-30 and 24-36 ATS so far this season, while the Thunder are at 43-16 and 34-22-3 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Thunder are 30-27-2, while the Lakers are 31-28-1.

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Rangers vs Flyers Matchup Odds, Pick

The Philadelphia Flyers have just one win over their past 10 games against the New York Rangers with those Atlantic Division clubs set to hit the ice in NHL betting action on Tuesday night.

 

*Editor Note: Brad Richards not expected to play due to sore neck after that hit from behind vs Sabres.

The Rangers edged the Flyers 2-1 as a -155 home favorite when those teams last met on January 29 in an UNDER result for totals bettors at the sportsbooks. Philadelphia topped New York by a 2-1 score at home in their first meeting of the year on January 24.

The Flyers will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 11-11-1 this season, while the Rangers are 10-8-2. Philadelphia is 11-11-1 against the total, while New York is 7-11-2 versus the number.

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