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NFL Picks For Week 1

It's NFL Sunday. You want picks. Here they are from a variety of sources, including my contest entry picks for the NFL Super Contest in Las Vegas. 

Hope it helps and happy handicapping. 

OddsShark Super Computer's top 5 picks today by margin of score: 

New Orleans 

Here are the top 5 OddsShark Computer O/U picks by margin vs. line: 

GB/Jax U
Oak/NO U 
Det/Ind U 
Pit/Wash U
Buf/Balt U 


Total Goes Under When Cubs Play Interleague

MLB wagering interest swings to the Chicago Cubs vs Houston Astros battle on Sunday at Minute Maid Park as the Astros try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Houston hands the ball to starter Mike Fiers in this one and he'll try to improve on his 10-6 mark on the year. Chicago counters with Jake Arrieta, who will try to quiet the fans and the Astros bats at the same time.

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The Runline is Trending Hard in Giants' Direction

The visiting San Francisco Giants hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to pick up a win at Chase Field against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

For the Arizona Diamondbacks, Zack Greinke gets the ball, charged with keeping the San Francisco Giants hitters off the base paths. He'll face Matt Moore, 9-11 on the year.

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Jays' Offence Has Slowed, Totals Remain High

The Toronto Blue Jays will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the Boston Red Sox pay a visit to Rogers Centre.

Toronto sends Aaron Sanchez out against Clay Buchholz for the Boston Red Sox in this game. Sanchez is 13-2 with a 2.98 ERA on the season, while Buchholz is 6-10 on the year and has a 5.09 ERA.

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UFC: Odds on who’s next for Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor

As soon as Conor McGregor’s hand was raised after his decision victory over Nate Diaz at UFC 202, fighters began to line up and call for their shot against the Irishman. There’s no doubt that a fight vs the reigning featherweight champ can raise the profile of anyone who he steps in the Octagon with, but it will also line their pockets as McGregor is changing the game in terms of fighter salaries — he and Diaz combined for a record $5-million purse at 202.


SuperContest Breaks Entrant Record But Prize Pool Smaller Than Last Year

You may wonder how the SuperContest at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook could set a new mark for most contestants ever with 1,854 this year yet see the grand prize actually shrink from 2015 based on the fee of $1,500 per entry.


The Daily Payout - NFL Sunday Edition

Before placing your bets on Sunday's NFL games, be sure to check out the best trends for each game. There's lots to consider before placing a wager so instead of going with that gut of yours that puts you in the red week after week, use the numbers below to make informed decisions.

Allen Robinson and the Jaguars will host the Packers in one of the most debated games on the schedule. The Jags have a history of being underestimated by oddsmakers in Week 1 games as they've gone 12-5 ATS in their last 17 opening week games.


Speedy Capping Of College Football's Week 2

I get it. Saturdays are busy and you want to handicap college football quickly but smartly and get some action down. 

I’m here to help. Here’s a quick look at what bettors need to know for Saturday’s college football action: 

Some of the bigger line moves for Week 2:

Ohio at Kansas +3 to -2 
Utah State at USC -14 to -16.5
UConn at Navy -6 to -3.5
Georgia State at Air Force -18 to -21 
UTSA at Colorado State -12 to -9 


Hamels Rakes on The Road

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Texas Rangers dueling the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday at Angel Stadium.

Cole Hamels gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Texas Rangers on Saturday; he's 14-5 on the season. The Los Angeles Angels, meanwhile, will counter with Daniel Wright, who will be looking to improve on his 0-2 mark.

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Zimmerman Was Smashed Last Time he Came Off DL

The Detroit Tigers will look to improve on a 76-64 record when they take on the Baltimore Orioles, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Saturday.

For the Detroit Tigers, Jordan Zimmermann gets the ball, charged with keeping the Baltimore Orioles hitters off the base paths. He'll face Ubaldo Jimenez, 6-11 on the year.

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