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MNF Betting Preview: Texans at Bengals

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Monday Night Football in Week 10 pits the Houston Texans against the undefeated Cincinnati Bengals in Ohio, and just from looking at betting lines, it’s easy to see which direction both teams are heading in. Heading into Week 10, Cincy was one of the NFL’s three undefeated teams. Houston opened as 10.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks —the biggest underdogs they’ve been since 2006.

It’s the Texans who have had the advantage at the betting window when facing the Bengals lately, though. Houston is 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings between the clubs. The Texans have been far from a safe bet when as underdogs, going 3-17 ATS in their last 20 games against the favorites.


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Temple has Been Great at Bouncing Back

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Temple is coming off a loss for just the second time this season, but the Owls have traditionally shown value in that spot going 10-4 ATS in their past 14 games after a loss. Temple will try to bounce-back when they host the tough Memphis Tigers Saturday. 

A loss against the unranked USF will likely cost Temple an appearance in a New Year’s Six Bowl and have now lost two of their past three after starting the season 7-0. Temple still sits atop the AAC East, but will need to fight to keep a hold of that position with USF breathing down their necks.

Things aren’t looking much better in Memphis as the team lost their past two and have gone from a potential playoff team to likely playing in a lesser bowl come December.

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Week 12 Odds: Iowa vs Purdue

Iowa Football

There has not been many upsets when the Purdue Boilermakers and the Iowa Hawkeyes meet, as the favorite is 12-2 SU in the last 14 meetings between the two teams. Iowa will welcome Purdue to Kinnick Stadium Saturday.

Despite a perfect 10-0 record, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of talk surrounding the Iowa Hawkeyes. Iowa doesn’t tend to win pretty, or by large amounts (only five wins by double-digits this season), but seems like a lock to be on a collision course with Ohio State for the Big Ten championship.

Purdue has been outscored 69-28 in their past two games with freshman quarterback David Blough throwing three interceptions.

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NHL Odds: Blues Love Facing the Jets

Winnipeg Jets Blake Wheeler

The Winnipeg Jets are riding an ugly five-game losing streak heading into Monday’s tilt against the St. Louis Blues, which means trend seekers need to take note of Winnipeg’s past struggles against the Blues. The Jets have dropped eight out of their last 10 games against the Missouri-based squad.

Shark Bites
  • The Jets are 0-3 SU in their last three games with one day off.
  • The Blues are 13-5 SU in their last 18 games at home in November.
  • The Blues are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games after a loss.

Winnipeg will be looking forward to heading back north of the border after this game. The Jets have gotten throttled on their current four-game road trip, evidenced by its defense giving up 18 goals in losses to Minnesota, Dallas and Nashville which included a 7-0 rout at the hands of the Predators.

The UNDER has been a solid bet when the Blues have played in front of their home crowd, paying out in five out of their previous seven games at Scottrade Center.

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NBA Odds: Grizzlies vs Thunder

OKC Thunder Russell Westbrook

When the Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder met last season, the Grizz took three out of the four including both home games by a total of 19 points. But this year’s edition of the Grizzlies is a far cry from the team that took the floor in 2014/15. Pau Gasol and company are 5-6 SU so far in the new campaign and were recently mired in a losing streak that saw them drop five of six games, but are coming off a pair of wins over Portland and Minnesota.

Shark Bites
  • Grizzlies are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games.
  • The UNDER is 6-2 in Thunder last 8 overall.
  • The Thunder are 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Memphis.

Both teams are playing the second half of back to back games, and the Thunder will be seeking for a better effort after falling to the Boston Celtics 100-85 on Sunday. OKC has been streaking so far this year, compiling winning and losing streaks of three games in the last few weeks.

Kevin Durant will not play in the contest due to a hamstring injury but told reporters he’s feeling “way better” which can only mean good things for Thunder backers.

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NCAAB Betting: Baylor vs Oregon Odds

The Oregon Ducks were tough to beat at home last season, going 11-0 SU in their last 11 home games, but will have their hands full Monday against the 21st-ranked Baylor Bears. Both teams started the season 1-0 by cruising to easy wins over Stephen F. Austin and Jackson State, but today’s contest has the makings of a hard fought game written all over it.

Shark Bites
  • Baylor is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games in November.
  • Oregon is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games with two days off.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of Baylor's last five games on the road.

Baylor has traditionally done an excellent job at limiting the damage to opposing non-conference opponents, which continued in Friday’s 97-55 win over the Lumberjacks. The Bears were the only major-conference team to hold all of its non-conference foes to 66 points or fewer last season.

Point guard was initially thought to be a potential weak spot for the Ducks heading into the new season in the wake of the departed Joe Young, but freshman Tyler Dorsey has risen to the challenge of filling the void so far. Dorsey contributed 20 points on five-for-six shooting while burying his first four three-point attempts in Oregon’s season-opening victory.

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George Washington vs Virginia Odds

Mike Tobey NCAA Virginia

The George Washington Colonials will host the Virginia Cavaliers in Monday night NCAA hoops action and will look to continue a trend that’s seen them go 18-2 SU in their last 20 home games. Virginia will be looking to build upon a trend of their own, as going back to last year, they’re 12-1 SU and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 road games. 

Both teams started their seasons with wins, while Virginia has won the last two meetings between the teams, both SU and ATS. The teams don’t play often as those wins came 10 years apart.

Both teams are playing on two day’s rest, which has treated Virginia well recently. The Cavaliers have gone 16-0 SU with two days off between games, but the Colonials have struggled when in the same situation, going just 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games with two day’s rest.

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Rockets Look to End Three Game Slide

Dwight Howard James Harden Rockets

The season hasn’t started the way Rockets backers had envisioned as the team is 4-6 SU and 3-7 ATS through their first 10 games. They’ll get a chance to reverse their course against a team they’ve fared well against recently, the Boston Celtics. Houston is 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs the Celts, which includes four straight wins.

The Rockets have been especially disappointing at home this season, registering four home losses so far. Having Dwight Howard in and out of the lineup certainly hasn’t helped as the big man has already sat out four games. He’s been effective on the glass when he’s on the court, grabbing an average of 12.7 rebounds in the six games he’s played. 

As for the Celtics, they’re 5-4 SU and ATS and are coming off a road win in Oklahoma City yesterday vs the Thunder. In their last nine tries, the Celtics have gone 8-1 SU in the second game of back-to-backs.

The Celtics road OVER/UNDER record combined with the Rockets home OVER/UNDER record is 2-7.

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NFL Week 10 Expert Betting Odds Picks

Two underdogs and an UNDER play make up the NFL Week 10 prediction column.

Let's begin with Tennessee getting plus 5.5 hosting Carolina. The unbeaten Panthers are traveling for the first time in four weeks. They are fat and happy after three consecutive home victories defeating Philadelphia, Indianapolis and Green Bay.

The Titans are invigorated by a coaching change of Ken Whisenhunt to Mike Malarkey with their sagging confidence and morale boosted by a huge road victory against New Orleans last week.


Super Computer Week 10 Contest Picks

The OddsShark Super Computer is coming off its worst stretch of the season, going 3-6-1 over the past two weeks. The past few weeks have seen the Computer become overly reliant on big faves, but that changes this week with the Computer officially backing two underdogs.



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