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NASCAR Betting: Good Sam Club 500

The Chase for the Sprint Cup is half over, but the NASCAR betting board still doesn't have a runaway championship favorite as the series heads to Talladega this weekend for the Good Sam Club 500.

Carl Edwards holds down first place in the Sprint Cup standings after five Chase races, but he leads Kevin Harvick by just five points and Matt Kenseth by only seven points on that list. Edwards is the 2/1 favorite at Bovada to win the Sprint Cup this season, with Harvick at 5/2 odds, and Kenseth at 4/1 odds.

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Opening Lines: Stanford vs. Washington

All three of this week’s games between two ranked opponents feature conference rivals, which always adds intrigue even when a large spread suggests otherwise. Last week, three undefeated teams fell; will any more join their ranks this week?

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Jets vs Dolphins in AFC East tilt

Miami comes off a bye week to face the division-rival New York Jets, a team they have beaten ATS the past three times (all as an underdog).

The Dolphins are 5-2 ATS in their past seven post-bye games on the road and that is the situation on the Monday Night odds menu where the roadies open as 9-point underdogs. Miami is winless SU and ATS so far in 2011.

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Patriots heavy chalk vs Cowboys

New England heads into a bye week by hosting the Dallas Cowboys, a team that has benefitted from an extra week of rest and practice.

Dallas has been solid for bettors in this situation, going 5-1 ATS in the past 6 seasons following a bye week. And they are getting 7.5 points early in the week from oddsmakers.

Once again, the OVER could be the play where the Pats are concerned. In 20 recent games as a favorite, the OVER prevailed 17 times.

Think the Patriots will score more than 30 points again? Bovada has odds posted on that in their NFL props section, check it out among hundreds of other fun wagers that can turn a profit.

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Bolts, Panthers on NHL betting lines

Tampa Bay went deep into the Stanley Cup playoffs last year, but can’t quite find that groove in the early going this season. The Lightning will have to fend off the state-rival Panthers when the two clash in the second game of a home-and-home set on Monday in NHL betting action.
 

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Eagles Have Dominated at Washington

Philadelphia plays with its season on the line, visiting the Washington Redskins as small road underdogs.

It's a battle of one team coming off a bye week (Redskins) and another team headed for their bye week (Eagles) and Philly certainly has more motivation in this one.

The Eagles have dominated here, going 9-2 SU in their past 11 trips to Washington, However, the Eagles 3-8 ATS in the past 11 seasons before their bye week.

The big concern here again for Eagle bettors is turnovers - Philly leads the league in giveaways at 3 per game.

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Lions host 49ers in Week 6 action

The Lions are 5-0 and the 49ers are coming off a 48-3 victory - something crazy is going on with the NFL these days.

Past trends may not mean much given the resurgence of both franchises this year, but if they do, this is a game the 49ers will win. They have beaten the Lions seven straight since 1996, with none of those games going OVER the total (6-0-1 favoring the UNDER).

Detroit is now on a 9-0-1 ATS run while San Francisco, which heads into a bye week, has also been reliable with bettors' cash, going 5-0-1 ATS in their past six outings.

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NFL Week 6 Prop Bets Roundup

Sebastian Janikowski and Jared Allen are both off to excellent starts at their respective positions, and betting on whether or not their success will continue are just a few of this week’s most interesting prop bets.

Here’s a look at those two props, as well as a few other good ones over at Bovada.

Sebastian Janikowski is king from 50+ yards

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Sunday Setup: Redskins underdogs

Two mid-week trades and plenty of injury news highlight another busy week in the NFL. With so many surprise teams playing well this season, every win and loss is magnified this season, even as early as Week 6.

Here are some news and trends to take into account for this week’s NFL betting action.

Derrick Mason and Aaron Curry will start right away

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Contest Winner Turns $1000 Into $4300

If you gave your financial advisor $1,000 and one month later he turned it into $4,300, you’d be a pretty happy investor.

That’s what Deuceswild2652 was able to do in the first NFL Bankroll Contest here at OddsShark.com, earning him top spot in the standings and qualifying for $200 from sponsor Bodog.

Five other NFL pickers managed to turn their initial $1,000 amount into at least $3,000.

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