Canucks, Isles on NHL lines

Vancouver takes their league-best record into New York to face the Islanders as a -210 favorite on the NHL betting lines for Tuesday night’s tilt on Long Island.

The Islanders (+185) reeled off three wins over a recent five-game road trip before getting the top goal-scoring team in the Canucks. After a recent trade of backup goalie Dwayne Roloson - and an injury to Rick DiPietro - the Islanders will have to face adversity in net again and use one of two rookie goaltenders.

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UFC 126 Betting Preview

On February 5 Victor Belfort will finally get his shot at the UFC Middleweight title, but unfortunately for him it’s against the pound-for-pound top fighter in the world: Anderson Silva.

Bookmakers are not giving him much of a chance, and even the most Belfort-favorable line at Bovada has the challenger as the MMA odds +190 underdog.

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Wild Card odds favor Eagles over Packers

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

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NFL Trends: Wild Card Weekend

Last season the Colts ended the Jets' postseason journey. According to the trends, New York's playoff run will end against Indianapolis again this season.

The Jets and Colts clashed in the AFC Championship Game last season and Indianapolis rolled over New York 30-17 as a 7.5-point favorite on the NFL odds. In this weekend's rematch the Colts are a 3-point home favorite at Bovada.

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NFL Props: Wild Card Weekend

Will the two regular season rematches on the Wild Card Weekend schedule give NFL prop bettors some insight when making their weekend wagers?

Saturday's Saints at Seahawks matchup is a rematch from Week 11. New Orleans cruised to a 34-19 victory as an 11-point home favorite in that contest. If this weekend's game mirrors that initial matchup at all bettors could clean up on prop bets at Bovada.

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Wild Card Sunday NFL Betting

It's been more than a decade since Kansas City Chiefs fans have celebrated a postseason win. Could that finally change on Sunday when the Chiefs host the Baltimore Ravens as an NFL betting underdog in the Wild Card round?

More importantly, can backers celebrate a wild card wagering win?

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NBA Betting: Lakers/Hornets

The NBA has some big matchups throughout the second weekend of 2011, including the Los Angeles Lakers as home favorites in the NBA lines when they host the New Orleans Hornets.

After skidding late in December, the Lakers are heating up and shops such as $BETUS-LINK$ and $BODOG-LINK$ are taking notice. Kobe Bryant and company have won four of five. The next step is for them to right the ship in regards to their NBA odds; they’ve only beaten the spread twice during their 4-1 run.

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NCAAB Odds: Saturday Preview

The deeper we go into NCAA hoops betting this season, the bigger the games get. Saturday’s college basketball odds feature some important matchups. At 1:00 p.m. ET, the No. 17 Kansas State Wildcats visit Oklahoma State. Kansas State is 12-3 on the season and 2-0 on the road but just 3-6 against the spread; the Wildcats have failed to cover their last four NCAA hoops spreads.

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Strikeforce Challengers 13

Undefeated Welterweight wrecking machine Tyron Woodley gets his next big test against the skilled-striking Tarec Saffiedine at Strikeforce Challengers 13 on Friday, and if he’s unable to get the fight on the ground he might be in for a very long night.

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Rangers, Stars on NHL lines

More than half of the New York Rangers' wins have come on the road this season. They provide good value as +115 road underdogs against the -135 favorite Dallas Stars on Friday night on the NHL betting lines.

New York snuck past the Hurricanes 2-1 last time out, snapping a two-game slide. They welcome the road - posting a 13-7-1 record there. The Rangers have seven players with 20 or more points, packing a well-balanced punch, and Henrik Lundqvist sports a 2.34 goals-against average.

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