Four giant longshots for British Open

The last nine major champions on the PGA Tour have been first-time major winners. Could one of these massive longshots be the 10th straight at the 7,086-yard, par-70 Royal Lytham & St Annes course this week? Here's a look at some of the bigger posted lines to win the 2012 British Open . . .


World Series of Poker Final Table Odds

If the final day of the World Series of Poker proved anything, it was that big stacks don’t always win.

The two chip leaders on Day 6 – Marc-Andre Ladouceur and Daniel Strelitz – each busted out and failed to make the final table.

So just because Jesse Sylvia sits comfortably as the big stack for the November Nine, don’t expect everyone to bet on him at 3/1 odds.


Twins vs Orioles Betting Preview

Target Field hosts an MLB battle between the Minnesota Twins and the visiting Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday and erratic lefty Francisco Liriano trying to regain his form.

Tommy Hunter, with a record of 3-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Orioles, while the Twins trot Francisco Liriano to the mound in this one. He is 3-8 so far in 2012.


Bettors not buying Dark Knight hype

The betting market doesn’t believe "The Dark Knight Rises" will live up to the hype. The third installment of director Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy opens on Friday and has generated a ton of buzz, but that hasn't convinced bettors a record-breaking opening weekend is in store.


Halladay returns: Phillies vs Dodgers

Roy Halladay returns from more than six weeks on the DL as the Los Angeles Dodgers host Philadelphia on Tuesday.

LA looks to build on its 48-43 mark against the 40-51 Phillies in MLB betting action at Dodger Stadium. Philly, last in the NL East, is riding a modest 3-game win streak and remains a threat in the NL despite swirling trade rumors.

Halladay, with a record of 4-5 on the season, gets the ball for the Phillies, while the Dodgers trot Nathan Eovaldi to the mound in this one. He is 1-6 so far in 2012. Expect Halladay to open as moneyline chalk here at TopBet.


Blue Jays Yankees odds clash

New York will try to be nasty hosts on Monday when the Toronto Blue Jays pay a visit to Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees will rely on Philip Hughes to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Henderson Alvarez will be his counterpart for the Blue Jays. Philip Hughes is 9-7 this season, and Henderson Alvarez is 5-7.


CFL Week 4 Betting Preview

The Roughriders have been a CFL bettor's best friend so far this season, and they'll try to keep paying off with ATS victories in Calgary on Thursday night this week. That matchup highlights the CFL betting calendar for Week 4, with action getting underway at Toronto's Rogers Centre on Wednesday.

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

Wed July 18 - Winnipeg at Toronto, 7:30pm ET
Last 10 Meetings: Toronto 6-4 SU, 6-4 ATS | OU 5-5


NASCAR Odds: LENOX Industrial Tools 301

Jimmie Johnson will be looking to take the checkered flag at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon as the race favorite at the sportsbooks for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301.

Johnson last paid off on the NASCAR odds with a visit to Victory Lane at New Hampshire Motor Speedway two years ago, when he won the 2010 LENOX Industrial Tools 301. He's at +500 on the betting lines at TopBet to win the race on Sunday.


Bovada: Lakers favorites in West

With or without Dwight Howard, the odds in the Western Conference are on the move. And when everything settles, the favorite at one sportbook might come as a mild surprise.


Howard Trade Talks Trim Rockets Odds

With the Brooklyn Nets seemingly out of the Dwight Howard race, the Houston Rockets now appear to be the frontrunner to land the Orlando big man. And sportsbooks are wasting little time moving the Rockets' title odds.



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