Bolts vs. Caps on NHL lines

Tampa Bay will be seeking a third consecutive shutout and seventh straight win as -130 home favorites when they host the visiting Washington Capitals in NHL betting action Friday night.

Washington (+110 at Bovada) has had its troubles finding the back of the net against the Lightning, who have shut out the Capitals in back-to-back games. The Capitals did come away with a pair of victories against the Lightning in November. That was before the Lightning went on a tear.

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Super Bowl Lines Update

With less than a week until kickoff for Super Bowl XLV the odds you're getting on the big game depend on which sportsbook is taking your wager.

When the Super Bowl matchup was first determined and the odds first appeared online last week most books were displaying the same spread and total. That would have been the Green Bay Packers as a 2.5-point favorite, and the total set at 45.5.

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Heat underdogs vs Magic

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Heat travelling to Orlando Thursday to face the Magic on Thursday.

The Magic are 31-18 so far on the season, and 20-27-2 ATS vs. the number. The Heat, meanwhile, are 34-14 and 22-25-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Orlando go 22-25-2 and the Heat go 25-22-1 on the totals.

View Miami vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

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Knicks host Mavericks

The visiting Mavericks hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Madison Square Garden against the Knicks.

The Knicks currently sports a record of 25-22, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 29-16-2 ATS. The Mavericks are 32-15 and 23-22-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Knicks post a 22-24-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Mavericks have gone 25-22 against the number.

View Dallas vs New York Odds and Stats.

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UFC 126 Odds Update

The UFC 126 fight card has a few upset opportunities for savvy MMA bettors, but the best edge is on the Rich Franklin vs. Forrest Griffin line. Even though the MMA betting line at 5Dimes is only +145 on Griffin, he will be bigger, stronger, and far more motivated than the former Middleweight champion Franklin.

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Terrapins vs Duke Blue Devils

Maryland looks to cover the Terrapins-Blue Devils pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 14-7 mark when they host Duke in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Blue Devils have watched them go 19-2 and 9-10 ATS on the year, while the Terrapins are at 14-7 and 8-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Terrapins are 5-9, while the Blue Devils have a 11-8 mark.

View Duke vs Maryland Odds and Stats.

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NHL Odds: Flyers, Bolts

NHL betting action resumes with 26 teams playing on Tuesday night. Most of the betting will be on the top two Eastern teams as the Philadelphia Flyers and the Tampa Bay Lightning hook up in the Sunshine State.

Tampa Bay (-125 at Sportsbook.ag) is riding a five-game win streak, and sits four points ahead of Washington in leading the Southeast Division. With a pair of road wins against the Flyers and a 16-4-2 record at home, the Lightning could be poised for a sixth straight victory.

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College Hoops Power Rankings

With just a month to go until the arrival of March the Texas Longhorns sit atop our first college basketball Power Rankings of the season.

The Longhorns appear to be hitting their stride after winning their last six games. That includes their mammoth win at Kansas that snapped the Jayhawks' phenomenal 69-game home winning streak.

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Super Bowl Betting Contests

Crunching all the numbers, trends, and data on Super Bowl odds can do more than just help you out on Sunday - it could also help you pocket some risk-free cash from free Super Bowl contests.

You've got all this great Super Bowl odds information, so why would you only use it in just one place? This year the books and the return of ProperBowl.com are offering up a bunch of great Super Bowl contests that could help you pocket some great cash and prizes.

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Power Rankings: Heat on top

There's been a change at the top of the NBA Power Rankings, as the Los Angeles Lakers' reign lasted only one week before they gave way to the Miami Heat.

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