World Series Odds: Dodgers Biggest Mover

The Los Angeles teams and the Giants up the California coast were the biggest movers on the World Series odds menu after Tuesday’s MLB trade deadline passed.

The Dodgers, who picked up Shane Victorino, Brandon League, and Hanley Ramirez in separate trades, surged from 22/1 to 14/1 on the baseball futures list at Bovada.


USA favored by 55 points over Tunisia

The United States men's basketball team won its first game of the Olympics by a 98-71 score over France on Sunday, and if the oddsmakers are correct they'll be an even bigger winner on Tuesday as they take on Tunisia.

The Americans are favored by a whopping 55 points at Bovada in their game against Tunisia on Tuesday. Tunisia was edged 60-56 by Nigeria in their first game of the tournament on the weekend.


Rangers vs Angels in AL West Clash

Rangers Ballpark hosts a key AL West battle between the Texas Rangers and the visiting Los Angeles Angels on Monday.

Texas sends Roy Oswalt out against Ervin Santana for the Angels in this game. Oswalt is 3-1 with a 5.21 ERA on the season, while Santana is 4-10 on the year and has a 6.00 ERA.


Federer, Williams Olympic Tennis Odds

Roger Federer and Serena Williams will both be back on the court on Monday as Olympic tennis betting continues in London, with both players set as big favorites to advance to the next round.

Federer beat Alejandro Falla of Colombia by scores of 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 in the first round of the tournament, and he'll take on Julien Benneteau of France in second-round action on Monday. Federer is the -1600 favorite on the tennis odds at Bovada, with Benneteau the +700 underdog.


NFL preseason lines released

How will the New Orleans Saints react after an offseason marred by a bounty scandal that resulted in a season-long suspension to head coach Sean Payton and multiple player suspensions?

That’s one of the biggest questions facing NFL bettors this season, and it begins next Sunday in the Hall of Fame Game where the Saints are 3-point favorites over the Arizona Cardinals. The total is set at 35.5 points for that contest at the sportsbooks.

BetOnline posted lines for all of the Week 1 preseason games on Friday.


Michael Phelps betting gets underway

Michael Phelps swam away with eight gold medals for the United States at the Olympics in Beijing back in 2008, and he gets his London Games underway on Saturday with the men's 400m individual medley.

Phelps, though, is second at 1/1 at Bovada on the Olympic swimming odds to win the men's 400m individual medley on Saturday, with teammate Ryan Lochte set as the 8/11 favorite to claim the gold medal at the event.


Olympic Basketball Odds: USA Chalk

The Dream Team of 1992 was considered the best team of all time but the Olympic basketball odds on this year’s edition of the US team are even more prohibitive.

The roster of NBA stars is a 1/8 favorite, meaning you have to bet $8 to turn a $1 profit. That is a huge number, but if you think it’s money in the bank it could be worth a wager.


Hamels Starts Earning New Contract

Cole Hamels starts earning that monster new contract today and it's an important day for the Philadelphia Phillies as they take on the Braves in Atlanta.

The Phils were preseason favorites to win the NL East and World Series but have struggled. A sweep of the Braves at Turner Field, starting on Friday, is a must.

Atlanta sends resurgent Ben Sheets out against Cole Hamels for the Phillies in this game. Sheets is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA on the season, while Hamels is 11-4 on the year and has a 3.23 ERA.


London Summer Olympics Betting Odds

Are the Americans primed for a gold-medal comeback at the London Olympics? The online sportsbooks have Team USA pegged as the favorite on the betting odds to win the most gold medals at the Summer Games, with events getting underway in earnest on Saturday in England.

The United States is listed as the -175 favorite at Bovada to return home from England with the most gold medals this summer, while the rival Chinese team is second at +140 on that odds list.


Penn State's season win total now 5 1/2

Oddsmakers think the NCAA sanctions and potential player defections were worth approximately 1.5 wins for Penn State.


Sportsbooks in Nevada and offshore took Penn State off the board after the NCAA hammered the Nittany Lions with a four-year postseason ban and severe scholarship reductions, among other penalties.



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