Rays vs. Yankees MLB Betting Preview

Well back in the AL East standings, the Tampa Bay Rays continue their series in New York against the Yankees on Saturday afternoon.

The Rays are well above .500 on the season, but in a tough division with both the Yankees and the Red Sox they're hard-pressed to make a run at a playoff berth this season.

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Baseball Betting: Pirates vs. Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers will begin a baseball betting series at home on Friday night against the fading Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Brewers are coming off a series in St. Louis against the rival Cardinals, and they'll be looking to increase their lead in the NL Central division this weekend by taking care of the Pirates.

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Hardy Underdog in UFC Live 5 Odds

Dan Hardy has lived about as long as he can on his red Mohawk, funky mouthpiece, and fading reputation as a knockout artist.

The hard-punching Brit has lost three straight and faces a do-or-die scrap Sunday against Chris Lytle at UFC Live 5 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.

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NFL Preseason Betting Preview

Preseason NFL pointspreads almost never go higher than 3.5 to 4 points – so what the hell is going on in St. Louis that the Rams moved to 7.5-point chalk against the Colts?

Sure it's the preseason and sure the Rams have lots of motivation to start well while the Colts are just trying to settle into their usual winning routine. But 7.5 points?

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NFL Drug Testing May Affect Odds

NFL drug testing is being praised as an important step in player health and rooting out cheaters but it may have a spinoff impact in an unlikely area - sports betting.

While the NFL testing program will take samples on game days this season, presumably test results won't be returned before game time, making a player ineligible that day. But what if the league commences morning testing and can flag players before night games?

What if a player figures he might get caught and declares himself inactive at the last minute due to some other injury or cause?

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MLB Odds: Angels vs. Yankees

The Yankees will turn to Bartolo Colon on Thursday afternoon as they close out a three-game MLB betting series against the Angels.

Colon (8-6, 3.33 ERA) has pitched New York to victories in each of his last three starts, and the team is 7-3 in his past 10 outings.

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Sprint Cup Betting: Watkins Glen

With just five races left before the Chase begins NASCAR betting heats up this weekend at the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen at the road course at Watkins Glen International on Sunday afternoon.

And with road course racing comes some interesting names at the top of the Sprint Cup Series odds board, with Marcos Ambrose at 9/2, Tony Stewart at 13/2, and Juan Pablo Montoya at 15/2 at Bovada to take the checkered flag this weekend.

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Brewers vs. Cards MLB Odds

The Milwaukee Brewers will be looking to pay off for their betting supporters on Wednesday night when they take the field in St. Louis.

Milwaukee gives the ball to Randy Wolf (8-8, 3.61 ERA) on Wednesday as they try to extend their lead in the NL Central standings. Wolf is riding a two-game winning streak into the start against the Cards.

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Golf Betting: PGA Championship

 

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NCAA Football 10 Win Season Odds

A 10-win season in college football is a terrific accomplishment but oddsmakers believe it will happen many times in the 2011 season.

Alabama, Boise State, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma, Florida State and Nebraska are all favored to surpass 10 wins, according to Bovada. Betting regular season over unders has grown in popularity in recent years as handicappers judge the strength of each conference and predict how many wins each team should reasonably achieve.

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