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Sunday Setup: Saints on NFL odds board

Last week’s outright upset of St. Louis over New Orleans not only reminded bettors that anything can happen on any given Sunday, but also that there is more to handicapping than just glancing at surface stats, which all seemed to point New Orleans’ way.

Here’s a look into some in-depth factors worth considering heading into this Sunday’s action.

Key hamstring injuries in Cleveland at Houston game

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Saturday Setup: NCAAF Week 10

As the calendar turns into the month of November, bettors must be sure to factor weather into their weekly handicapping. Rain and snow force teams to change game plans, and should also force bettors to change betting strategies.

Here are a few games that will be affected by weather this week as well as a few other interesting notes to consider.

TCU and Wyoming set for matchup in snow

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Oklahoma State in Key Big 12 Match

Currently at No. 3 in the BCS Standings, the Oklahoma State Cowboys appear to control their own destiny down the stretch as they look to stay undefeated this Saturday with a win over the Kansas State Wildcats.

Oklahoma State is 8-0 SU and 7-1 ATS with seven straight ATS wins since failing to cover in their season opener. Justin Blackmon hauled in 13 catches for 172 yards and two touchdowns in the Cowboys’ 59-24 win over Baylor last week.

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Breeders Cup Morning Line Odds

The world championship of horse racing is underway at historic Churchill Downs and the full list of Breeders Cup morning line odds are up for wagering.

Uncle Mo and Havre de Grace remain neck and neck in the betting for the Breeders Cup Classic, which brings with it a $5 million purse.

Ruler on Ice, Ice Box, Headache and Rattlesnake Bridge are the Classic longshots at 30/1 each, although you may find the odds even longer at online racebook Bovada today.

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Say Uncle: Breeders Cup Classic Odds

Uncle Mo had been an early Kentucky Derby favorite but he was scratched and never challenged for the Triple Crown.

That was then and now he is expected to be a morning line favorite in the Breeders’ Cup Classic odds menu when the marquee race goes off Saturday.

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MMA Odds: UFC 138 Betting Preview

MMA betting fans get two straight weeks of free fights starting this Saturday when UFC 138 goes down in Birmingham, England.
 

MMA fans can expect fireworks this Saturday night when Mark Munoz looks to take another step up the Middleweight contender ladder with a win over tough-as-nails Chris Leben.

UFC 138 will also debut two fighters new to the UFC, and in typical fashion they’ve both been given a big test their first time in the Octagon.
 

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Stanford visits Oregon State

After facing their toughest road test of the season in a thrilling triple-overtime win over USC, the Stanford Cardinal get a more manageable assignment this week on the road against the Oregon State Beavers.

Stanford remained perfect and improved to 8-0 both SU and ATS with last week’s surprising overtime cover as a 7.5-point favorite. Andrew Luck added to his Heisman hype with 330 yards passing and four total touchdowns (three passing, one rushing) in the big win.

The Beavers sit at 2-6 (3-5 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Cardinal are currently 8-0 (8-0 ATS).

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Line Moves: NFL Week 9

Just about every game on the board this week saw a slight line movement of about a half a point, but only five games had a line movement of a full point or more. Two of those movements were in favor of the underdog, and two were in favor of the favorite.

Here’s a look at the matchups with the biggest line movements in Week 9.

Denver Broncos @ Oakland Raiders (from -7.0 to -9.0 at 5Dimes)

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Line Moves: College Football Week 10

Without question the biggest game of the week is LSU at Alabama, but that line has stayed pretty steady at around Alabama -5.0. There are plenty of other games on the board, including three that have seen line movements of four full points.

Here’s a look at the four games with the biggest line movements in Week 10.

Texas Tech @ Texas (from -10.0 to -14.0 at TopBet)

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NHL Odds: Leafs vs. Bruins

The Bruins don't look like the team that won the Stanley Cup last season right now, and they'll take on a club going in the opposite direction on Saturday when they face off against the Maple Leafs in Toronto on the NHL betting lines.

The Bruins won the first meeting this season easily between the Original Six rivals by a 6-2 score, but that was in Boston. Toronto has won two of three at home head-to-head.

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