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Oklahoma State vs Mississippi State Pick

Is the best the Big 12 has to offer better than a middle-of-the-pack SEC team?

Oddsmakers certainly think so and have installed Oklahoma State as a 12 ½-point favorite over the Bulldogs in a neutral-field matchup to be played at Houston’s Reliant Stadium.

The Cowboys, picked to win the Big 12, are expected to put up huge offensive numbers once again. They averaged 45.7 points last season in coach Mike Gundy’s up-tempo, no-huddle scheme.

Mississippi State is picked to finish last in the SEC West and returns only five starters on defense. The Bulldogs have failed to cover in six straight games as underdogs away from home.

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Reds open key betting series in St. Louis

Battling for position in the NL Central division race, the Reds and the Cardinals will open up a three-game MLB betting series at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Monday night.

St. Louis and Cincinnati have met a dozen times so far this season, with the Cardinals holding the big edge with eight victories in those 12 contests. The OVER has paid out for totals bettors in five of their six most recent matchups.

Mike Leake gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Reds on this day; he's 11-5 on the season. The Cardinals, meanwhile, will counter with Tyler Lyons, who will be looking to improve on his 2-4 mark.

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Temple Betting Odds Preview

A few years back the Owls gained some level of success playing in the MAC that ended with a 9-4 straight-up record in 2011; however last season playing in the Big East was an eye opener. Temple only posted two conference wins against five losses and ended 2012 with an overall record of 4-7 SU. They closed out last year’s campaign with just one win in their last six contests.

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Tennis: 2013 U.S. Open Betting Preview

Novak Djokovic has advanced to the finals of the U.S. Open in each of the last three years, winning the event in 2011 and falling to Andy Murray in 2012 and Rafael Nadal in 2010.

Nadal and Murray have seemingly bridged the gap on Djokovic since 2011, but the world’s top-ranked player is still the man to beat at 2/1 to win the U.S. Open at Bovada.

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Bellator Odds

Bellator remains the second biggest promotion behind the UFC, making Bellator odds much sought after for each Bellator Fighting Championships event.

Check out the latest fights and betting lines, with opening numbers courtesy of 5Dimes.

Bellator 98 Odds - Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut

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CFL Week 10 Betting Preview

The Roughriders have the most overall wins while the Stampeders are the ATS leaders as the CFL season enters Week 10. Here's a look at the four CFL betting matchups on tap for this week, with the action getting underway on Friday night as the Lions play host to the Tiger-Cats.

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

Fri Aug 30 - Hamilton at B.C., 10:00pm ET
Last 10 Meetings: B.C. 5-5 SU, 3-7 ATS | OU 5-4-1

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NASCAR Betting: September Schedule

There are four NASCAR betting events on the calendar for the month of September, with the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup finally getting underway in the GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 15.

Here's a look at the upcoming races on the Sprint Cup Series schedule for the month of September. Find NASCAR betting lines and Sprint Cup Series futures at Bovada.

AdvoCare 500 (September 1)
 

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Dodgers host Red Sox on Sunday night

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox will close out the MLB betting slate for the week on Sunday night as the teams wrap up their three-games series in primetime action.

Chris Capuano is scheduled to get the ball for the Dodgers on Sunday, with the lefthander 4-6 with a 4.70 ERA so far this season. Capuano took a no-decision against the Marlins last time out, but Los Angeles is 7-0 over his past seven starts.

Jake Peavy will take the mound for the Red Sox; Peavy is 9-5 this season.

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Sabathia faces Price in Tampa Bay

The New York Yankees will turn to CC Sabathia on Saturday night as they try to pick up a victory on the MLB betting lines against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.

Sabathia is 11-10 with a 4.83 ERA on the season after beating the Red Sox in his most recent trip to the mound. The lefthander is 11-12 with a 3.76 ERA in his career against the Rays, fanning 213 batters over those 232 innings of work.

The Rays will turn to David Price and his 7-5 record as they look for a win in this one.

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NFL Preseason Betting: Weekend Look

The most meaningful week of the preseason concludes with an intriguing Sunday doubleheader that kicks off with a meeting of two teams with Super Bowl expectations.
The Houston Texans host the New Orleans Saints at 4 p.m. ET (CBS). 
After reaching the divisional round of the AFC playoffs last season, the Texans are hoping to take the next step this season. They’ve won their first two games of this preseason, covering the spread in wins over the Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins. 
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