Heat host Cavs in NBA betting

The Cavaliers (7-17 SU, 9-14-1 ATS) head into Miami as a big 17.5-point underdog in NBA betting action on Wednesday night as they take on LeBron James and his Heat (18-8 SU, 12-13-1 ATS).

Since the Heat defeated the Cavaliers they have reeled off nine straight wins –defeating opponents by double-digits in each of those games. The large pointspread may not be of concern to bettors, as Miami trimmed Cleveland on the road by 20 points in their last encounter. The Heat have also gone 4-1 ATS over the past five games.

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WEC 53 Odds Preview

Benson Henderson (12-1-0) will not only be defending his WEC Lightweight title in the main event of WEC 53, he will also be fighting for a shot at the UFC Lightweight strap as well. MMA odds have him as a 5Dimes -175 favorite against third-degree taekwondo black belt Anthony Pettis (11-1-0), and despite Pettis’ vicious striking skills, he will come into the fight as a +155 underdog.

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NFL Week 15 Betting Trends

The Jacksonville Jaguars have been bucking the NFL betting trends all season long, and they could continue to do so this week in a matchup with the Indianapolis Colts that could decide the AFC South.

The Jaguars head into their showdown with the Colts with a one-game lead on Indianapolis in the division. Despite winning five of their last six and already beating the Colts once this season the Jaguars are a 5-point road underdog on the NFL odds this weekend.

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NFL Week 15 Opening Lines

Week 14 was short on marquee football betting matchups, but NFL Week 15 has some huge games on the docket. In Thursday night action, the San Diego Chargers try to stay alive in the AFC West when they take on the San Francisco 49ers in cross-conference action.

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Flyers, Penguins on NHL Lines

Can anyone stop the Pittsburgh Penguins? Hockey betting fans are about to find out. Sidney Crosby and the Pens will put their 12-game winning streak to the test when they battle the Philadelphia Flyers on the road on Tuesday night.

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Monday Night Football Lines

The Houston Texans only have one win in their last six games, but they can still play spoilers when they host the favored Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football.

The Texans failed to hold on again last week in a 34-24 loss to Philadelphia as an 8-point road underdog. Houston actually held a 24-20 lead heading into the fourth quarter but was outscored 14-0 the rest of the way,

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UFC 124 Betting Results

Heavily-favored Georges St-Pierre (21-2-0) once again dominated Josh Koscheck (15-5-0) at UFC 124. The Welterweight champ established a stiff jab that controlled the fight for all five rounds, punishing Koscheck’s face along the way. St-Pierre (a very safe -450 at Sportsbook.ag) retained his title via unanimous 50-45 decision.

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NFL Week 14 Prop Bets

Another inexperienced quarterback makes his first start this weekend, giving NFL props bettors a chance to cash in on John Skelton and the brutal Arizona Cardinals.

The Cardinals are one of the worst teams in the NFL this season. The Cards are 3-9 in the worst division in football, and they've lost their last seven games. Now things somehow get even worse, with rookie QB Skelton set to start this weekend against the Denver Broncos.

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NFL Odds: Week 14 Betting

Coming off an upset loss to Oakland on NFL odds, the Chargers face a must-win game this weekend when they host the division-rival Chiefs.

The Chargers have been their own worst enemy this season, and they may have killed their playoff chances last week with a 28-13 loss to the Raiders as a 13-point favorite. [ Chiefs Chargers matchup stats ]

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Bowl underdogs bite hard

Oklahoma and Boise State are the biggest college football bowl game favorites on the 2010 season (-17), but bettors know better than to blindly show their financial faith in the Sooners and Broncos.

Big dogs have packed a big bite in recent years, with even huge favorites losing outright or struggling to win. The result has been a steady stream of underdog successes and in some situations, betting double-digit bowl underdogs has produced an 18-4-1 ATS run over 23 games!

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