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Grizzlies vs Bulls Betting Preview

After smothering the Bulls in an ATS victory once already this season the Memphis Grizzlies will try to do it again on Saturday night as those two teams hit the hardwood in Chicago.

Memphis topped Chicago 80-71 as a 6.5-point home favorite back on December 17 in an easy UNDER result for totals bettors on the NBA lines. Mike Conley scored a game-high 17 points for the Grizzlies in that win, and Carlos Boozer had 16 points for the Bulls.

The Grizzlies will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 22-15-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Bulls are 15-23 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Memphis is 13-24-1 on the totals; Chicago is 16-22.

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Louisville vs Syracuse Betting Preview

A pair of 16-1 teams will take the floor at the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday afternoon as No. 6 Syracuse tries to take the top spot in the college hoops rankings away from No. 1 Louisville.

The Orange picked up the SU win in both of their games against the Cardinals last season, winning 52-51 as a 3-point road favorite and 58-49 as an 8.5-point home favorite. Both of those contests turned into UNDER results for college hoops bettors.

Supporters of the Orange have watched them go 16-1 and 8-4-1 ATS on the year, while the Cardinals are at 16-1 and 10-6-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Cardinals are 7-7, while the Orange have a 5-7 mark.

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Bulls vs Celtics in NBA clash

The Bulls and the Celtics have produced four OVER results in their past five meetings as those Eastern Conference teams prepare to meet on the hardwood in Boston on Friday night.

Chicago topped Boston 100-89 as a 1.5-point home favorite when those teams last met on December 18, with the combined score going OVER the posted total of 181 on the NBA odds at the sportsbooks. Boston beat Chicago 101-95 on the road in November.

Boston will face the 22-15 Bulls, who own a 14-23 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Celtics are 17-20-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bulls are 15-22 favoring the OVER.

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Lakers Heat Betting Preview

The Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers will renew acquaintances on Thursday night, with the Heat looking to start up a new ATS winning streak against Kobe Bryant and company.

Miami was on a 7-0 ATS run against the Lakers until Los Angeles beat them 93-83 as a 2.5-point home underdog when they last met last March. That was the fourth straight UNDER result between the teams, with the OVER/UNDER at 3-7 over their past 10 meetings.

The Lakers sport records of 17-21 and 16-22 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Heat sit at 25-12 and 18-19 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 20-17-1 for the Lakers and 17-20 for the Heat. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

LeBron James became the youngest player to hit 20,000 points last night, we wonder if he partied last night and will be tired against Kobe?

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Michigan vs Minnesota: Big Ten betting

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will be looking to at least cover against the Michigan Wolverines for the third straight time on Thursday as those schools hit the floor at Williams Arena.

Michigan has won three straight games against Minnesota, but the Golden Gophers managed to cover the spread in each of their last two meetings - including a 73-69 overtime loss as a 5.5-point underdog in the quarterfinals of last year's Big Ten Tournament.

The Wolverines will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 10-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Golden Gophers are 11-4 ATS. Michigan is 9-7 on the totals; Minnesota is 7-5.

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Patriots vs Ravens Prop Betting Odds

Will Tom Brady throw for more yards this year against the Ravens than he did last year against the Ravens?

Will Ray Lewis have more sacks ans tackles this year against the Patriots than he did last year against the Patriots?

Prop betting continues to enjoy NFL betting uptake and there are dozens of fun New England vs Baltimore props available on the AFC Championship game odds menu.

Check out the full list of props, courtesy of Bovada:

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Falcons vs 49ers Prop Odds

When the Atlanta Falcons host the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC title game, the point spread is just one small part of the betting fun that many fans will be enjoying.

Prop betting has grown in popularity for the element of action and for the element of profit.

With dozens of prop bets available on each team and on many top players, the day can be full of fun wagers.

Prop odds courtesy of Bovada:

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UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping Odds

UFC action returns for MMA betting fans on January 19 with UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping free on the FX channel.

 

The card will offer eleven total fights and MMA betting action is already available on two of the main card matchups.

The headliner will feature two of the top Middleweight challengers battling for a top-five position in the rankings. Talk has floated around that an impressive win for Bisping could result in a title shot against Anderson Silva, as Belfort already fell short in his title bid two years ago.

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Spurs vs Grizzlies Betting Preview

The Memphis Grizzlies and the San Antonio Spurs will meet for the second time in a week on Wednesday night, with Tim Duncan and company looking for revenge for last Friday's SU and ATS defeat.

Memphis knocked off San Antonio 101-98 as a 2-point home favorite when those clubs last hit the hardwood together last week, with the Grizzlies putting an end to a five-game losing streak against the Spurs. The OVER/UNDER is 2-4 in their last six meetings.

San Antonio battles the Grizzlies, currently with a 24-12 mark (21-14-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 19-21 for the Spurs and 13-22-1 for the Grizzlies. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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NC State vs Maryland ACC Pick

Fresh off an upset win over the Duke Blue Devils, the N.C. State Wolfpack will be on the road at the Comcast Center on Wednesday night looking to pay off against the Maryland Terrapins.

The Wolfpack beat the Terrapins 79-74 when the schools met last season, but they didn't manage to cover the 11.5-point spread at home in that contest. Overall Maryland is 4-1 both SU and ATS over their past five games against N.C. State dating back to 2010.

The Wolfpack will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 8-5-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Terrapins are 5-4 ATS. North Carolina State is 9-4-1 against the total, while Maryland is 3-4 versus the number.

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