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Hawks vs Bulls: NBA betting pick

The Chicago Bulls will be looking for some revenge on Monday night as they play host to an Atlanta Hawks team that trounced them both SU and ATS in their first meeting of the season.

Atlanta beat Chicago 92-75 as a 4-point home favorite when those teams battled on the hardwood back on December 22, with Al Horford picking up 20 points and 10 boards for the Hawks in that win. The combined score was an UNDER result for totals bettors.

The Bulls sport records of 20-15 and 13-22 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Hawks sit at 21-15 and 14-21-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 14-21 for the Bulls and 17-18-1 for the Hawks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Louisville vs UConn Betting Preview

The Louisville Cardinals will be looking to extend their winning streak to 11 games on Monday night as they hit the road for a betting matchup against the Connecticut Huskies at the XL Center.

Louisville got past Connecticut by a score of 80-59 when those schools last met last February, with the Cardinals now 4-1 both SU and ATS over the past five games between the Big East teams.

The Huskies currently sports a 12-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-6-1 ATS. The Cardinals are 15-1 and 9-6-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Huskies produce a 5-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cardinals have gone 7-6 against the number.

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Michigan vs Ohio State Betting

After getting thumped by the Ohio State Buckeyes in last year's Big Ten Tournament the Michigan Wolverines will be out for revenge on Sunday as those schools meet at Value City Arena.

The Buckeyes beat the Wolverines 77-55 in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament last year, easily covering the 7.5-point spread on the betting lines. Overall Michigan is just 1-4 SU but 3-2 ATS over its five most recent games against Ohio State.

The Wolverines will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 10-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Buckeyes are 8-5 ATS. Michigan is 9-6 on the totals; Ohio State is 6-5-1.

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Thunder Blazers Betting Preview

The Oklahoma City Thunder are 4-0 both SU and ATS over their past four games against the Portland Trail Blazers as those Western Conference clubs hit the hardwood together on Sunday night.

Oklahoma City got past Portland 106-92 in the first meeting of the season between those teams on November 2, covering the 8.5-point spread at home. Three of the last four games between the Thunder and the Blazers have turned into OVER results.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Trail Blazers are 20-16 so far on the season, and 17-18-1 ATS vs. the number. The Thunder, meanwhile, are 28-8 and 21-13-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Portland go 17-19 and the Thunder go 17-17-2 on the totals.

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NFL Picks: Divisional Playoff Predictions

The computer’s Wild Card weekend picks were 100% bang on and 75% off the mark at the same time.

The Odds Shark scores prediction formula predicted that all four favorites would win last weekend and all four did. The problem was that the computer picked only the Seattle Seahawks to cover the spread, because all four faves covered.

It picked all four games to go OVER the total and all four games slipped UNDER the total.

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Falcons vs Seahawks betting preview

The Seattle Seahawks are 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS over their last six games and will look to knock off the NFC's top seed Sunday when they visit the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome.

Seattle is 3-0 SU and ATS in its last three games on the road and has been dynamite the past few years as an underdog, going 15-3-1 ATS in their past 19 games in this role.

Atlanta is 11-1 SU and 6-4-2 ATS in its last 12 games at home, but just 3-7 ATS in its last 10 playoff games. The total has gone UNDER in each of Atlanta's last six home games.

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Lakers Thunder Betting Preview

The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers will have the attention of totals bettors on Friday night as those Western Conference teams look to play their fifth straight OVER result.

The Thunder and Lakers played an OVER game in their first matchup of this season back on December 7, with Oklahoma City winning 114-108 but failing to cover the 7.5-point spread at home. The total for that contest had been set high at the books at 211.5.

This season the Lakers are 15-20 overall and 14-21 ATS against the number, while the Thunder are 27-8 and 20-13-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Los Angeles is 20-15 on the OU, and Oklahoma City is 17-17-1.

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Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine Odds

The final event of the Strikeforce fight promotion will go down this weekend and action is available for MMA betting fans on the entire main card at most sportsbooks.

Much of the fight talent featured on this card will be integrated into the UFC fold after the event is complete, including main-event combatants Nate Marquardt and Tarec Saffiedine. In the co-main event Heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier will also be looking to impress before moving on to UFC competition later in 2013.

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Hockey Betting: 2013 NHL Awards Odds

It's been five years since Sidney Crosby won his first and only Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player, but he goes into the shortened 2013 season as the betting favorite at the sportsbooks to claim that award once again this spring.

Crosby is the 4/1 favorite on the NHL betting props at Bovada to win the Hart Trophy this season. Crosby last claimed that award back in 2006/07, and concussion issues limited him last season to just 22 games - in which he put up 37 points for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
 

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NFL Divisional Playoff Betting Trends

The divisional playoff round has not produced a whole lot of clear betting trends in recent years, other than an OVER trend the past two seasons.

But aside from that 7-1 OVER streak the past two seasons, there are a few team trends that point to a Bronco win over the Ravens, a packers win over the 49ers, a Seattle cover in Atlanta and a Texans cover against the Patriots.

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