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There are a million Super Bowl stories and a million stats, quotes and ‘interesting’ facts about the Super Bowl, most of which are not very interesting.

Here at OddsShark.com, we sift through all the meaningless banter and stats and comments and distill it all down to a few must-read stats and facts. You are welcome.

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Why the Ravens Will Win Super Bowl XLVII

The pre-game talk surrounding Super Bowl XLVII will probably center around the amazing feat pulled off by the coaching Harbaugh brothers, but once the ball is kicked off, none of that will matter.

It will come down to which team performs on the field.

In the early Super Bowl XLVII betting the Ravens were lined as four-point underdogs. But Baltimore backers might not even need the points; the Ravens could just as well win this game outright.

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Why the 49ers Will Win Super Bowl 47

San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh is the younger of the coaching Harbaugh brothers, but had the better playing career of the two.

And now he's threatening to upstage his older brother in the category of coaching.

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Michigan State vs Illinois Odds Preview

Michigan State will be looking to finally pay out against Illinois again on Thursday night as those Big Ten teams renew hostilities at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center.

Illinois is 4-0-1 ATS over its past five games against Michigan State dating back to early 2010, and they've also won three of their past four meetings SU. The UNDER has paid out for totals bettors in each of the past three Illinois/Michigan State games.

The Fighting Illini will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 7-11 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Spartans are 8-10 ATS. Illinois is 7-10 against the total, while Michigan State is 8-9 versus the number.

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Rudy Gay traded: Memphis vs Thunder odds

Rudy Gay is gone, Tayshaun Prince is on his way and the Memphis Grizzlies look to continue being a lucrative wagering option against the Oklahoma City Thunder as those two Western teams prepare to meet on the hardwood once again on Thursday night.

The Grizzlies have picked up three ATS wins in a row over Kevin Durant and the Thunder, including a 107-97 victory as a 5-point road underdog in their last matchup back on November 14. Rudy Gay poured in 28 points for Memphis in that November victory.

The Grizzlies will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 26-17-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Thunder are 25-17-3 ATS. Memphis is 16-27-1 against the total, while Oklahoma City is 21-22-2 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Weekend NHL Betting: Back-to-Back Pens

Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins will be on the ice for back-to-back matinee NHL betting matchups this weekend as they take on the New Jersey Devils on Saturday and the Washington Capitals on Sunday.

The Pens first play host to the Devils on Saturday afternoon, with those two teams having split their last 10 meetings 5-5 on the NHL betting lines at sportsbooks like Bovada. Each of their last three meetings have turned into OVER results.

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Penguins vs Rangers Betting Preview

The Pittsburgh Penguins have won each of their last five games against the New York Rangers as those Atlantic Division clubs hit the ice together on Thursday night in NHL betting action.

Pittsburgh topped New York 6-3 in the first meeting of the season between the teams on January 20, producing an OVER result for totals bettors. James Neal had a pair of goals for the Pens in that win. Brad Richards picked up two assists for the Rangers.

New York battles the Penguins, currently with a 3-3 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 3-3 for the Rangers and 3-3 for the Penguins.

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Duke vs Wake Forest Betting Preview

After failing to cover a big spread against Wake Forest earlier in the month the Duke Blue Devils will try again on Wednesday night as those ACC schools hit the floor in Winston-Salem.

Duke got past Wake Forest 80-62 back on January 5, but they failed to cover the big 22.5-point spread at the sportsbooks. The Blue Devils are 6-0 SU in their past six games against Wake Forest, but the Deacons are 3-0 ATS in their past three matchups.

The Demon Deacons sit at 10-9 (11-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Blue Devils are currently 17-2 (11-8 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Wake Forest is 8-7 OU, and Duke is 10-9 OU.

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49ers vs Ravens: Super Bowl Odds

The team representing the NFC in the Super Bowl is 5-0 ATS over the last five Super Bowls, a trend the San Francisco 49ers hope to continue when they meet the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII.

Odds say the 49ers can make it six in a row, according to online sportsbooks that opened the 49ers as 4.5-point favorites for the Superdome in New Orleans. The NFC is 4-1 SU over the last five Super Bowls with wins in each of the last three.

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Baltmore is 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS over its last three meetings against San Francisco, including a 16-6 win in their meeting last Thanksgiving. The underdog is 5-6 SU and 8-3 ATS over the last 11 Super Bowls.

Six of the last eight Super Bowls have gone UNDER the total. Watch for Ravens 49ers odds to move during the next two weeks, check in regularly at Bovada.

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UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar Odds

A UFC super fight is coming up this weekend for MMA betting fans as former UFC Lightweight champion Frankie Edgar challenges current UFC Featherweight champion Jose Aldo for bragging rights at 145 pounds.

Action on this fight is currently leaning to the champion as Aldo is an MMA odds -220 favorite at 5Dimes. He’s been a UFC Featherweight wrecking machine for years and there’s little reason to expect that trend to stop this Saturday night.

 

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