NHL Betting Preview: Division Odds

The Chicago Blackhawks claimed the NHL's Central Division title last season en route to a Stanley Cup championship, and the oddsmakers have them pegged as the favorite to win that division once again this season as training camp opens.


NFL Betting Trends: Week 2

The Patriots (-14) look like a potential blowout winner against the Jets on Thursday night, but make note chalk-eaters: Bill Belichick's boys are mired in a 6-16 ATS run as a double-digit home favorite.


However, the Fly Boys haven't covered as a double-digit pup since 2006, coincidentally against the Pats. Confused? Ignore the side and play the over, as the last seven meetings have gone high.


Some of the other top trends that stand out this week (lines courtesy of 5Dimes):


Nebraska vs UCLA betting prediction, odds

The Cornhuskers opened as 4-point favorites over visiting UCLA in a battle of Top 25 teams.

No. 20 Nebraska covered the spread in six of seven home games last season, but was unimpressive in opening wins over Wyoming and Southern Miss at Memorial Stadium to start this year.

The Cornhuskers’ defense was extremely shaky in Week 1 against Wyoming, surrendering 34 points.

No. 16 UCLA brings an explosive offense to Lincoln, led by sophomore quarterback Brett Hundley. The Bruins put up 58 points in an opening win over Nevada. They were off last week.

The game kicks off at noon ET, an early start for West Coast teams.


Texas Tech vs TCU betting preview

Texas Tech will look to improve on its 2-0 record this week when they host TCU in Week 3 action at Jones AT&T Stadium on Thursday.

The Red Raiders are 3-1 ATS in four meetings with TCU dating to 1995. They opened as small home underdogs to the Horned Frogs.
Supporters of the Horned Frogs have seen them go 1-1 and 0-2 ATS so far this season, while the Red Raiders are at 2-0 and 2-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Red Raiders are 1-1, while the Horned Frogs are 2-0.


Week 1 NFL Betting Recap

Oddsmakers successfully turned Week 1 of the NFL season into a coin flip, with seven favorites and eight underdogs covering the spread and the Bengals-Bears game ending in a push.

Eight games went OVER the total, and eight games stayed UNDER. Eight home teams and seven road teams covered the spread.

On average, the 16 opening games were decided by 6.9 points of the closing spread. The Kansas City Chiefs’ 28-2 blowout of the Jacksonville Jaguars featured the biggest spread differential. Favored by 3.5 points, the Chiefs covered by 22.5 points.


NFL Betting: Week 2 Lines & Totals

With the first week of NFL betting in the books the spreads and totals for Week 2 began popping up at sportsbooks late on Sunday night and Monday. Several of the lines moved quickly; none more than the Thursday night showdown between the New York Jets and host New England Patriots.


The Patriots opened as low as 10-point favorites, but that number didn’t last long. The line surged to as high as Patriots -14 on Monday, but had settled back down at minus -12.5 as of Tuesday afternoon.


Where it’ll end up is anyone’s guess.



Pirates vs. Rangers MLB odds matchup

Matt Garza will head to the mound for the Texas Rangers at home on Wednesday afternoon as they continue their MLB interleague betting series against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Garza sits at 9-4 with a 3.70 ERA on the season, and in his four career starts against the Pirates he's 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA. The righthander lost to the Angels in his most recent outing, allowing five earned runs over seven innings pitched.

AJ Burnett, with a record of 7-10 on the season, gets the ball for the Pirates.


Pageant Betting: Miss America Odds

Miss Kansas might be getting all the ink, but it's Miss Oklahoma who sits as the favorite at the sportsbooks to win the Miss America pageant at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Sunday night.

Miss Oklahoma is the 13/2 favorite at Bovada to claim the crown this weekend, with Miss Florida, Miss Georgia, and Miss Mississippi all at 12/1 odds, and Miss Kansas joining Miss Minnesota, Miss New Hampshire, and Miss South Carolina at 15/1 odds.


College Football Betting Lines: Week 3

In college football's marquee matchup this week, Alabama opened a 7-point favorite against Texas A&M and controversial quarterback Johnny Manziel for Saturday's kickoff at Kyle Field in College Station.

Whether or not it's because of the distractions A&M have dealt with thanks to Manziel, or because Texas A&M's defense looked mediocre against FCS-school Sam Houston State, allowing some big plays in a 65-28 win on Saturday, the line has moved to 8.5 at 5Dimes.


CFL Week 12 Betting Preview

Week 12 of the Canadian Football League season gets underway at McMahon Stadium in Calgary on Friday night this week and continues on through matchups in each of Edmonton, Saskatchewan, and B.C. Here's a breakdown of all the CFL betting trends for the four games on tap for the week ahead.

Find this week's CFL odds plus Grey Cup futures at Bovada.

Fri Sep 13 - Hamilton at Calgary, 9:00pm ET
Last 10 Meetings: Calgary 8-2 SU, 6-4 ATS | OU 5-5



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