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College Hoops Opening Week Lines

The college basketball season is kicking into gear as the Valparaiso Crusaders tip off against the Arizona Wildcats in season-opening betting action on Monday night at the McKale Center.

Valparaiso went 23-12 last season, while Arizona finished a solid 30-8 and went to the Elite Eight at the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats are a big 13.5-point favorite at home at 5Dimes, while the opening total is sitting at 136.

Arizona defeated Valparaiso in their only head-to-head matchup, but it was the Crusaders who covered the point spread.

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Kings, Sharks on NHL lines

Los Angeles was looking good in the early going, but has since dropped four in a row as they head up the highway to meet state rival San Jose in NHL betting action on Monday night.

The Kings have lost three one-goal games and were shut out in the other loss in recent history but they should have no trouble getting up for the Sharks, who ended the Kings' playoffs last season.

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Steelers Ravens AFC North Odds Pick

The Steelers will be looking for big-time revenge after their Week 1 humilation at Baltimore and many bettors believe they will get it on the Week 9 NFL wagering menu.

Pittsburgh upset the Patriots last week while the Ravens were lucky to beat Arizona. The last eight times these AFC North rivals met here, the OVER prevailed with a 6-1-1 mark.

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NFL Week 9 Score Predictions

With half of the season under our belt and a half season's worth of stats, trends and data jammed into our magic NFL scores prediction machine, the time has come to start sharing these computer picks.

There are dozens of factors woven into the formulas and algorthyms that generate the numbers. As the season wears on, the prediction engine gets sharper and sharper, but by Week 9, it can be counted upon to cut through the hype and bullshit and come up with some solid Week 9 NFL bets.

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NFL Props: Tebow, Johnson Wagers

While there are plenty of big games this Sunday, one of the most interesting is the AFC West rivalry game between the Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders. Both Tim Tebow and Carson Palmer had disastrous outings in their last games, so all eyes will be on the quarterbacks in this one.

Here’s a look at some prop bets over at Bodog involving those two quarterbacks and some other action around the NFL.

Tim Tebow Time running out?

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Patriots vs Giants Wagering Preview

The Patriots have only lost once to the Giants since 1990 but that was a rather important win in Super Bowl XLII.

But as the Giants opened as 8.5-point underdogs here on the Week 9 NFL odds list (already bet up to -10 at one sportsbook), there are indications that New York could be the best bet.

The Patriots have dominated at home in October and have been lights out at home in December (winning 17 in a row). But in November, something happens - the Patriots are just 2-10 ATS past 12 at home in this month.

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Packers visit Chargers in Week 9 Odds

It has the potential to be the best and most bet on game of Week 9, but the trends indicate that the Green Bay Packers may have their way with the Chargers in San Diego on Sunday.

The Packers are 5-0 SU and ATS against San Diego since 1985 and they have won 7 in a row on the road. Green Bay is also 15-1 SU in its past 16 games as chalk (12-4 ATS).

But the pro-Packers trends don't stop there. They are 8-0 SU and ATS past 8 vs AFC West teams and they are 4-0-1 ATS past 5 years following their BYE week.

San Diego meanwhile has played 7 straight home unders while being a tough underdog, going 9-3-1 ATS the past 13 times as an underdog.

Online shop Bovada had the best Charger line at +6 last night, along with the best line on the UNDER 51. Also check out dozens of Aaron Rodgers vs Philip Rivers fantasy-style prop odds at Bovada.

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Seahawks 12.5 point dogs in Dallas

There are certain games where all the trends point to a single outcome and that is the situation in the Seahawks vs Cowboys battle in Week 9 NFL betting.

Despite both teams coming off bad losses, it's a Cowboys victory that is pointed to in many situational analyses here. They are 5-0 ATS against Seattle since 2004 and have been dominant at home in November at 8-1 ATS in the past nine. As well, Dallas is 8-0 SU, 6-2 ATS in their past eight games as a favorite of 9 or more points.

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OVER predicted in Jets vs Bills

Either the New York Jets or the Buffalo Bills will take a step closer to making the playoffs when the teams clash in an AFC East battle Sunday.

The Jets come off their bye to face a Bills team that hammered Washington last Sunday. New York has lost the past two seasons post-bye, but before that had reeled off 8 straight ATS victories. And while the Jets are 4-1 SU and ATS in their past 5 at Buffalo, NFL bettors looking for line value may find it on the total.

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Bengals vs Titans Game Preview

Suddenly the Cincinnati Bengals are a serious playoff threat and good investment for bettors as the Week 9 NFL odds come out.

The Bengals come off an impressive road victory and open as small underdogs at Tennessee, a team with a brewing controversy at running back where Javon Ringer has outplayed superstar Chris Johnson. Of note, the teams have played 6 straight OVERs at Tennessee.

However, many of the trends seem to point to a Cincy cover here. The Bengals are 5-0 ATS their past 5 road games and they have packed a nasty bite as an underdog, going 6-1 ATS in seven recent games. The young Cincinnati team is worth a look here and we expect the spread to move during the week.

[ Check out Chris Johnson props on whether backup Javon Ringer will get more yards this week - visit Bovada, listed as the best NFL sportsbook for player props ]

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