Crown Royal 400 Betting Preview

Kyle Busch sits sixth overall in the NASCAR driver standings, but he could catapult himself up the ladder with a win in the Crown Royal 400 on April 30 in Virginia.

Busch is the two-time defending champion of the Crown Royal 400 at Richmond International Raceway, and could be a good betting favorite for a three-peat in this year’s race. In addition to last year’s victory, Busch won the Nationwide Series race that weekend.

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Aldo vs. Hominick Betting Preview

Mark Hominick will have 55,000 local fans cheering for him to become the next UFC Featherweight title holder when he steps into the Octagon at UFC 129, but he’s got to beat one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world to do it.

The co-main event on the UFC 129 fight card will feature UFC Featherweight champion Jose Aldo defending his title against scrappy Ontario native Hominick. MMA oddsmakers at 5Dimes have the cheapest line on the favored Aldo at -410, while some other books have him as expensive as -500.

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St-Pierre vs. Shields Betting Preview

If Jake Shields is such a threat to take Georges St-Pierre’s UFC Welterweight title at UFC 129, can someone tell us why the cheapest MMA odds on the champ to successfully defend are -440 at 5Dimes?

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MLB Betting: Braves vs. Dodgers

Derek Lowe faces his former team tonight when he leads the Atlanta Braves up against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Lowe (2-2, 1.82) picked up a win against the Mets in his last start after surrendering two runs on five his in six innings. Opposing him for the Dodgers will be Jon Garland (0-1, 11.25). In his season debut last time out Garland was ripped for five runs on nine hits in four innings in a loss against St. Louis.

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NBA Odds: Hornets look to sting Lakers

After shocking the Los Angeles Lakers in their series opener on Sunday, what will Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets do for an encore tonight when they clash in Game 2?

The Hornets were a 11-point road underdog in Game 2 and delivered a 109-100 victory. Paul led New Orleans with 33 points, seven rebounds and 14 assists, while Kobe Bryant netted 34 points for the Lakers.

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MLB Odds: Yankees vs. Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays were a solid 6-3 against the New York Yankees at home last season, and they'll look to continue that success tonight as they welcome the Bronx Bombers to the Roger's Center for the first time this season.

Kyle Drabek (1-0, 1.93) is on tap to start for Toronto, while A.J. Burnett (3-0, 4.67) will get the ball for New York. Drabek allowed two runs on six hits over 5 2-3 innings in a win over Seattle last time out, while Burnett gave up four runs on sevens hits in 6 1-3 innings to earn a win over Baltimore in his last outing.

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NBA Playoff betting: Knicks vs. Celtics

After nailing the game-winning three-pointer in the series opener Ray Allen leads the Boston Celtics up against the New York Knicks tonight in the second game of their first round playoff series.

The Celtics edged the Knicks 87-85 as a 6-point home favorite in Game 1. Allen led the Celtics with 24 points, while Amar'e Stoudemire had 28 points and 11 rebounds for New York.

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NHL Betting: Sharks vs. Kings

The Sharks were bitten by some undisciplined penalties last time out, but the oddsmakers have them favored on the road against the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night in NHL playoff betting action.

San Jose (-120 at Bovada) must stay out of the penalty box for Game 3 if it hopes to avenge a 4-0 upset to the Los Angeles Kings in Game 2 that tied the best-of-seven Western Conference first-round playoff series. The Kings have three power-play goals in the series thus far.

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NBA Odds: Lakers, Magic look to rebound

The Hawks stunned the Magic and the Hornets pulled off a shocking upset win over the Lakers in their first-round series openers. Can they bite as underdogs again in Game 2.

The Hawks headed into the series opener against Orlando as a 9-point underdog. Trend bettors could have spotted a winner in the Hawks, though, as Atlanta had won their last three SU and four in a row ATS against the Magic. They extended both streaks with a 103-93 upset win.

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April 23 Boxing Odds Preview

Showtime Boxing’s bantamweight tournament will come to its conclusion at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles this Saturday night when Abner Mares steps into the ring with Joseph Agbeko in the tournament final for the IBF Bantamweight and the WBC Silver Bantamweight titles. On the same card Vic Darchinyan fights Yonnhy Perez in the consolation match.

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