NCAAB Power Rankings: Feb 14

The Texas Longhorns are still No. 1 in the college hoops Power Rankings as their combination of solid offense and strong defense maintains their strong grip on the top spot.

Last week the Longhorns stretched their winning streak to 10 games by defeating Oklahoma  and Baylor. However, Texas did fail to cover the spread versus the Bears, only their second ATS loss in their last 10 games.

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Champions League: Arsenal vs. Barcelona

The first leg of the knockout stage of the Champions League begins this week and the best of all eight matches in this stage has to be this Wednesday when Arsenal hosts 2009 Champions League winner Barcelona.

Bet365 has visiting Barcelona as the favorite in this match posted at 4.00 with Arsenal at 4.00 and a draw at 3.80 as well as terrific bonus offers and the best in-game betting platform in the world.

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NBA Power Rankings: Feb 14

The Miami Heat's short reign atop the NBA Power Rankings is over, as LeBron James and company have been overtaken by Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers.

To be fair to the Heat they still own the top unadjusted Power Ranking with a near 6-point advantage over the Lakers. However, once you crunch all the numbers and add in strength of schedule the Lakers get a boost and gain a two-point lead on Miami.

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Lakers visit Bobcats in NBA clash

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Lakers travelling to Charlotte Monday to face the Bobcats on Monday.

The Bobcats sport records of 23-31 and 26-26-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Lakers sit at 38-17 and 25-30 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 25-29 for the Bobcats and 21-34 for the Lakers.

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Syracuse Orange at West Virginia

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Monday when the Syracuse Orange try to run the Mountaineers off the court at Carrier Dome in college hoops action.

Syracuse battles the Mountaineers, currently sitting with a 16-8 mark (8-12 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 8-13 for the Orange and 11-9 for the Mountaineers.

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MMA: Fedor vs. Silva Results

Antonio Silva may have been a +350 underdog on the MMA odds against Fedor Emelianenko on Saturday night, but instead of being out-classed he showed the world that the Last Emperor is no longer one of the best in the Heavyweight division.

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Fredette leads Naismith Trophy Odds

The Big East, Big Ten and ACC are college basketball’s power conferences and the best player in each league rates high in Naismith Trophy Odds.

But it’s a point guard from BYU in the Mountain West Conference who leads the list of odds on who will be voted the NCAA Player of the Year.

That player is Jimmer Fredette and he is leading the nation in scoring at 27.4 points per game and a 5/4 favorite at online sportsbook Bovada.

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Lakers Face Knicks With No Rest

The Lakers took care of business in Boston last night and look to do the same to the Knicks tonight with a victory at Madison Square Garden.

The Knicks sit at 26-25 (31-18-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Lakers are currently 37-16 (24-29 ATS) affter their win in Beantown last night where Kobe took over on the night Ray Allen set the NBA three-pointer mark. Looking to wager on the totals? New York is 25-25-1 OU, and Los Angeles is 21-32 OU.

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Wings vs. Bruins on NHL lines

Division leaders Boston and Detroit will meet in a rare home-and-home set on the weekend with the Bruins as -145 home favorites against the +125 underdog Red Wings in NHL betting action on Friday night.

Boston has the best goals-against average at 2.22, but until lately the team had struggled to find its groove offensively. The Bruins have found the back of the net 14 times in their last three games, and that should bode well for those considering an OVER wager on the posted OVER/UNDER total of 5.5 at betED.

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UConn visits St. John's in Big East Clash

St. John's has knocked off three teams rated in the Top 15 this year when playing at Madison Square Garden and UConn looks to avoid that hex tonight against the Red Storm.

The Red Storm sit at 13-9 (8-13 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Huskies (No. 10 in the current AP poll) are currently 18-4 (10-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? St. John's is 9-11-1 OU, and Connecticut is 8-8 OU.

View Connecticut vs St. John's Odds and Stats.

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