World Cup odds in betting focus

The final huge blast of World Cup qualifying goes Tuesday and Wednesday with dozens of games affecting the fates of teams in Europe, South America and Africa.

World Cup odds run the full gamut this week between tight lines and one-sided action where Ukraine faces Europe’s worst side, San Marino.

The week is critical for Spain, England, France, Russia and Portugal, who are among the nations whose 2014 Brazil fates have not been decided as of yet.

Europe will send 13 teams to the World Cup, with nine group winners and then an eight-team playoff.


UL Lafayette vs W. Kentucky Preview

The Hilltoppers will try to pay off for their supporters on Tuesday when they play host to the Ragin` Cajuns at L.T. Smith Stadium in Week 8 action.

They battle the Ragin` Cajuns, currently with a 3-2 mark (2-3 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 3-3 for the Hilltoppers and 4-1 for the Ragin` Cajuns.

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NLCS Game 4: Cardinals vs. Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers will be looking to tie up the NLCS at two wins apiece on Tuesday night as they play host to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the best-of-seven set.

Los Angeles cut their series deficit to 2-1 on Monday night with a 3-0 home win in Game 3 of the set. Hanley Ramirez, Adrian Gonzalez, and Yasiel Puig had RBI for the Dodgers in that win, with Hyun-Jin Ryu tossing seven scoreless innings.

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ALCS Game 3: Tigers host Red Sox

Justin Verlander will get his first start of the ALCS on Tuesday afternoon as the Detroit Tigers play host to the Boston Red Sox in Game 3 of the best-of-seven series.

Boston and Detroit split the first two games of the ALCS at Fenway Park last week, with the Red Sox winning Game 2 by a 6-5 score on Sunday night. Verlander has a 3-4 record with a 3.63 ERA over his 11 career starts against the Red Sox.

Verlander will face John Lackey, 11-13 on the year.

View Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Odds and Stats.

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Miami vs UNC Betting Odds Preview

The Tar Heels will do battle with the visiting Miami Hurricanes on Thursday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of bettors who back them.

The Hurricanes will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 4-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Tar Heels are 1-4 ATS. Miami is 3-2 on the totals; North Carolina is 1-4.

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Eagles vs Cowboys: Week 7 NFL Odds

The visiting Cowboys hope to send their backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the spread at Lincoln Financial Field against the Eagles.

They bring a 3-3 record (3-3 ATS) to the Week 7 battle against the 3-3 Cowboys, who are 5-1 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Philadelphia go 5-1 so far and the Cowboys go 3-3.

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Serie A Betting: Roma vs Napoli

It is a clash of the titans early in the Serie A season, as first place AS Roma hosts second place Napoli. Roma has got off to a scorching start to the season winning their first seven matches where they have only given up a grand total of one goal.

Napoli has not been too shabby either with six wins and only one draw.

In this match at Stadio Olimpico in the Italian capital, AS Roma was favored midweek at +120 at Bet365 with Napoli at +220 and the draw line at +240.


Unbeaten Sharks, Blues take the ice

The San Jose Sharks have been tagged with a loss in six of their last seven games against the St. Louis Blues as those teams hit the ice together in NHL betting action on Tuesday.

San Jose went just 1-2 against St. Louis last season, with the OVER paying out for totals bettors in two of those contests. The Sharks are a perfect 5-0-0 so far this season, while the Blues have posted a record of 4-0-0.

San Jose is 1-3-1 on the totals; St. Louis is 3-1.

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CFL Week 17 Betting Preview

Four more games make up the Canadian Football League's betting calendar this week as the regular season begins to wind down, including an all-Alberta matchup between the Stampeders and Eskimos in Edmonton to get the slate underway on Friday night. Here's a look at the schedule.

Find this week's CFL odds plus Grey Cup futures at Bovada.

Fri Oct 18 - Calgary at Edmonton, 9:00pm ET
Last 10 Meetings: Edmonton 3-7 SU, 5-5 ATS | OU 5-5


Wainwright on hill for NLCS Game 3

UNDER bettors will be watching closely on Monday night as Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of the NLCS at Dodger Stadium.

The UNDER paid off in each of the first two games of the NLCS in St. Louis, with the Cardinals winning those contests by scores of 3-2 and 1-0. Wainwright is 4-4 with a 3.10 ERA over his 13 career appearances against the Dodgers.

On the season Wainwright went 19-9 with a 2.94 ERA. Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu was 14-8 with a 3.00 ERA this season.

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