Predators, Rangers on NHL lines

The New York Rangers will be looking to bounce back from a 4-1 loss to Montreal last time out when they host the Nashville Predators in NHL betting action on Tuesday night.

Nashville has won four straight and eight of their last 10 games to stay right on the heels of the top teams in the Western Conference. New York will be likely home favorites in this contest at 5Dimes, but the NHL betting lines could be more divided than expected.


NBA Lines: Lakers Host Mavericks

The Los Angeles Lakers will kick off their NBA betting schedule for the week on Monday with a home game against the Dallas Mavericks.

The Mavericks swept the Lakers in the second round of last year's playoffs, and they're 6-4 both straight up and against the spread in the last 10 matchups between the two Western Conference teams.


Kansas Baylor Betting in Big 12

Unbeaten Baylor travels to Kansas on Monday, putting its 17-0 record on the line in the first of two big tests this week.

The Jayhawks are unbeaten in conference play and are very tough at home but still face a 5.5-point home underdog number at most sportsbooks.

Still the college basketball consensus betting has most Odds Shark visitors backing the Bears, as nearly 65% were on Baylor this afternoon.


Ravens vs Texans Playoff Preview

Houston has never beaten Baltimore in their short history, losing all five and covering the spread just once.

And they were quickly bet up to 9-point road underdogs here in an AFC divisional playoff game. The Texans won their Wild Card game against the Bengals while the 12-4 Ravens got a week to rest.

While the week off was not officially a bye week, bettors should be wary that Baltimore has been dominant against the spread with an extra week of rest - they are 9-1 ATS the past 10 seasons. The Ravens have also dominated at home, going 18-1 SU in their past 19.

The Texans have covered 4 straight as an underdog but the OVER (which opened at 38 at 5Dimes) has been the best bet when they are dogged, with a 9-2 trend favoring the OVER. A caution however to Baltimore backers - they have failed to cover the spread the past 5 times they were chalk of 9 points or more.


Divisional Sunday: NFL Betting Preview

Divisional weekend wraps up Sunday with two intriguing NFL betting matchups as the Baltimore Ravens host the Houston Texans and the Green Bay Packers host Eli Manning and the New York Giants.

Here’s a look at some prop bets to consider at Bovada as well as some NFL line movement and totals updates.

No. 3 Houston Texans at No. 2 Baltimore Ravens


NBA Betting: Lakers vs. Clippers

Kobe Bryant and the Lakers will be trying to fend off the rival Clippers on Saturday night as they highlight the NBA betting slate.

The Lakers have managed to cover the spread just once in their past five games against the Clippers, going 3-2 straight up in those games. The OVER/UNDER went 3-2 in those last five meetings.


Jazz at Nuggets NBA Betting Matchup

The Denver Nuggets play host to the Utah Jazz on Sunday night in one of a limited number of NBA betting matchups on the schedule.

The Nuggets picked up an ATS win in each of their last three games against the Jazz, and in five of the past seven meetings. Totals bettors saw the OVER/UNDER go 6-3-1 in their past 10 matchups.


Conference Final Score Predictions

If you enjoy defensive battles and road underdogs, history tells us you won’t enjoy conference championship weekend.

Because if recent trends hold true and the number-crunching NFL prediction computer is correct, the Patriots and 49ers will win and the games will go over the total.

That is the NFL betting trend in the past five playoff seasons with home teams going 8-2 SU and 10 of 12 games playing over the total.


Packers vs Giants: Divisional Playoff odds

A rematch of a Week 13 battle that saw the New York Giants lose a 38-35 thriller at home, the NFC divisional playoff game will have the Green Bay Packers as big chalk again.

But this time, the Packers are at home, where they have dominated, winning 14 straight and going 12-2 ATS while facing some big spreads.

The line opened at -8 but many bettors like the way the Giants are playing and they have a history as mean dog, winning four in a row as an underdog of 8 or more points.

Total bettors know that 6 of the past 7 meetings have gone OVER, but will the opening total of 52.5 force many to bet the UNDER?

Spread bettors who have profited from the Packers as a post-bye-week team know they are 5-0-1 ATS in the past 6 regular seasons. Their week off last week isn't an official bye week, but they have shown ability to win and cover with extra rest.


Divisional Playoff Odds: Saints vs 49ers

The New Orleans Saints have been on fire, winning and covering the spread in nine straight and they face a team they have similarly dominated here on the NFL Divisional Playoffs odds menu.

The Saints are 9-2 SU in their past 11 meetings with the San Francisco 49ers. Going back further, they are 10-3 ATS in the past 13 meetings, back to the days when both teams were in the old NFC West.

Both teams were 13-3 on the year and both covered the spread regularly (12-4 for Saints, 11-4-1 for 49ers). The divisional playoff round has seen road teams win regularly at a 11-5 SU clip the past four seasons.

And the Saints are favored here but the 49ers are 9-0-1 ATS in their past 10 home games. New Orleans has covered 8 straight as NFL betting chalk, but are just 3-6 ATS in their past 9 games as road chalk.

(Check out details of how Saint bettors are pounding the line and backing New Orleans heavily against the 49ers).



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