Canes, Caps on NHL lines

It’s been capital domination by Washington with four straight victories over Carolina this season, and the Caps will try to make it five straight when they host the Hurricanes as -185 home favorites on Friday night in NHL betting action.

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Tar Heels on college hoops lines

The North Carolina Tar Heels will begin their ACC Tournament journey as the No. 1 seed on Friday with a quarterfinal matchup against the Miami Hurricanes.

The Hurricanes barely survived the first round of the tourney after a close battle against the Virginia Cavaliers. Miami's shooters were ice cold in the game and they were actually down 10 in the waning minutes before a late surge sent the game into overtime. In OT Miami took control and rallied to a 69-62 win as 3-point favorites.

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Tiger Not Favored Cadillac Odds

His adoring public turned on him, the sponsor public turned on him and general public turned on him in the wake his sexual exploits.

Now his leaky golf game has the betting public turning on Tiger Woods. For the first time since his return, the former best player in the world is not favored at the outset of a major golf tournament.

[ Article courtesy of Bovada, home of conditional but legitimate 295% in bonuses ]

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Bellator 36 Fight Card Odds

The 155-pounders will be in action this weekend as Bellator 36 kicks off the 2011 Lightweight tournament quarterfinals. The card will feature former WEC Lightweight champ Rob McCullough in his Bellator debut as well as Toby Imada looking to make it to the tournament finals for the third straight year.

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NBA Lines: Lakers vs. Heat

The visiting Lakers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at AmericanAirlines Arena against the Heat.

The Heat sport records of 43-21 and 28-35-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Lakers sit at 46-19 and 32-33 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 34-29-1 for the Heat and 26-39 for the Lakers.

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Notre Dame on Big East odds

 

Cincinnati brings the nation's 5th-rated defense to the Big East party Thursday in trying to bust a 1-5 ATS funk against Notre Dame.

This is a conference playoff game in the Big East Tournament and will help decide where each team ends up on Selection Sunday. The game is being played at Madison Square Garden and sees Cincy trying to avenge an earlier loss this season.

The Fighting Irish sit at 25-5 (15-10 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bearcats are currently 25-7 (14-10 ATS). Cincinnati has proven to be a reliable UNDER play with its tough defense, ending the season on a 8-16 OU mark.

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Jeff Byrd 500 NASCAR Betting

Jimmie Johnson is the defending Sprint Cup champion and the early-season favorite to claim a sixth straight series title. He will also most likely be a favorite when the drivers of NASCAR take to the track for the Jeff Byrd 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 20.

Johnson sits in 12th place in the standings after three races, and after finishing 16th in the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas he is anxious to start moving up the NASCAR ladder.

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Big East highlights college hoops betting

A pair of top seeds debut in conference tournament betting on Thursday as the Pittsburgh Panthers take the floor in the Big East and the Kansas Jayhawks gets things going in the Big 12.

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NCAA Tournament Lines Updated

The Big East Tournament got off to a profitable start for underdog bettors as South Florida upset Villanova Tuesday and eyes now point to some of the other glam conferences.

The Big 12, where Kansas is the heavy favorite to claim the conference title, and Conference USA, where UTEP and UAB are neck and neck for the best tournament odds, tip off Wednesday.

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Big East Lines: UConn Georgetown

UConn takes on Georgetown at noon Wednesday in what could be the day's most interesting tournament battle as the Big East has already claimed a significant upset victim.

Villanova was take out by SFU Tuesday and this battle pits a pair of Top 25-ranked schools trying to earn a spot against Pittsburgh tomorrow.

Georgetown has struggled of late, just 2-7 ATS in their past 9 games but the over under is where many bettors are focusing their attention. The most recent battles between the Hoyas and Huskies have seen UNDERs prevail for the most part.

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