Heat Pacers Game 6 Betting

With a series win on the line the Miami Heat will be gunning for another easy ATS victory on Thursday night as they play on the road against the Indiana Pacers in Game 6 of their playoff set.

The Heat had no trouble paying off on the NBA lines at the sportsbooks in Game 5 on Tuesday night, winning 115-83 at home to take 3-2 series lead. LeBron James had 30 points in the contest.

Supporters of the Heat have seen them go 46-20 and 32-34 ATS so far this season, while the Pacers are at 42-24 and 32-34 ATS. In totals betting, the Pacers are 34-30-2, while the Heat are 25-39-2.


Coca-Cola 600 Betting Preview

After running in the All-Star Race last weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Jimmie Johnson and the rest of the NASCAR drivers are set to tear up the same track this Sunday as they chase down the checkered flag at the Coca-Cola 600.

Johnson has yet to claim a Sprint Cup event this season, but observers believe the All-Star Race winner has turned the corner and is ready to go after the Chase title after his five-year reign ended last season. He is a three-time champ at the Coca-Cola 600, but it has been six years since he’s won the race.


Yanks vs KC: Pettitte faces Royals

Andy Petttitte looks to resume his comeback and he'll be favored as the Yankees get a visit from the Kansas City Royals in baseball action on Wednesday.

New York hands the ball to starter Andy Pettitte in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-1 mark on the year. Kansas City counters with Luis Mendoza, who will try to quiet the fans and the Yankees bats at the same time.


Celtics 76ers Game 6 Pick

The Philadelphia 76ers opened as slight home favorites at the sportsbooks for Wednesday night as they try to avoid elimination by the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of their second-round series.

The Sixers fell into a 3-2 hole in the best-of-seven set on Monday night with a 101-85 blowout loss in Boston, with the Celtics surging to the ATS win as well. Rajon Rondo picked up 14 assists and Kevin Garnett led the way with his intensity.

Supporters of the Celtics have seen them go 39-27 and 34-31-1 ATS so far this season, while the 76ers are at 35-31 and 34-32 ATS. In totals betting, the 76ers are 30-36, while the Celtics are 29-37.


Devils Rangers Game 5 Betting

The New Jersey Devils have some momentum on the NHL lines for Wednesday night as they play on the road against the New York Rangers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final.

The Devils tied up the best-of-seven set at 2-2 with a 4-1 win in Game 4 on Monday night, paying off on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks. Zach Parise had two goals for New Jersey on the night.

This season the Rangers are 51-24-7 overall while the Devils are 48-28-6. As for the totals, New York is 32-31-19 on the OU, and New Jersey is 37-34-11.


Philadelphia Washington Betting Preview

The visiting Nationals hope for a solid performance on Tuesday as they look to steal a win at Citizens Bank Park against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Washington puts its faith in starter Jordan Zimmermann to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-4. Getting the ball for the Phillies is Roy Halladay, who owns a 4-3 record on the season with a 3.22 ERA and is due for a stellar outing.


Heat Pacers Game 5 Pick

The Miami Heat are home favorites at the sportsbooks for Tuesday night as they look to take a 3-2 lead on the Indiana Pacers in the fifth game of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

The Heat got 40 points and 18 rebounds from LeBron James on Sunday in a 101-93 Game 4 victory, while Dwyane Wade scored 30 points. Miami and Indiana are now tied 2-2 in their best-of-seven series.

The Heat bring a 46-20 record (32-34 ATS) to the battle against the 42-24 Pacers, who are 32-34 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Miami go 25-39-2 so far and the Pacers go 34-30-2.


Kings Coyotes Game 5 Betting

The Los Angeles Kings get a second chance to close out the Western Conference final on Tuesday night as they try to pay off on the NHL betting lines on the road against the Phoenix Coyotes.

The Coyotes pulled off an upset as underdogs at the sportsbooks on Sunday afternoon, winning Game 4 of the series 2-0 in Los Angeles. The Kings now hold a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven playoff set.

Supporters of the Kings have seen them go 40-27-15 so far this season, while the Coyotes are at 42-27-13. In totals betting, the Coyotes are 30-39-13, while the Kings are 23-43-16.


Preakness Odds: Bodemeister Favorite

He didn’t win the Kentucky Derby, but he’s still the favorite as the Triple Crown’s second jewel is contested Saturday in the Preakness Stakes.

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Bodemeister ran very well but was nipped as the wire by I’ll Have Another, who is the second betting choice to have another jewel in the Triple Crown by late Saturday.


Thunder Lakers Game 4 Preview

The Los Angeles Lakers were facing an 0-3 series hole Friday until Kobe Bryant delivered them, hitting all 18 free throws in a Game 3 Lakers victory.

They host Oklahoma City again on Saturday at STAPLES Center and are small favorites to do it again. But can they hold off the youthful Thunder again? Many bettors don't think so according to the NBA consensus betting data.

The Lakers currently sports a record of 41-25, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 27-39 ATS. The Thunder are 47-19 and 35-31 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Lakers post a 37-29 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Thunder have gone 31-35 against the number.



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