MLB Odds: Giants at Rockies

The San Francisco Giants head to Colorado today to kickoff a short two-game series with the Rockies look to continue their solid 5-1 record versus Coloado so far this season.

Giants' ace Tim Lincecum (3-3, 2.11) gets the start tonight, while Clayton Mortenson gets a rare start for the Rockies. Lincecum pitched eight shutout innings against Arizona last time out but had to settle for a no decision. Mortenson came out of the bullpen versus the Mets last week and pitched 2 1-3 shutout innings.

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MLB Betting: Yankees vs. Red Sox

The Red Sox and Yankees close out a three-game set at Yankee Stadium tonight, adding another chapter to their storied rivalry.

Jon Lester (4-1, 2.96) is scheduled to start for the Red Sox tonight, while Freddy Garica (2-2, 2.61) will get the ball for New York. Lester is coming off a no decision against Toronto in which he allowed five runs on seven hits in 5 1-3 innings. Garcia allowed only one run on six hits in six innings in a win over Kansas City in his last outing.

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NBA Playoff Betting: Heats vs. Bulls

The Eastern conference Finals tips off tonight in Chicago as the Bulls play host to the Miami Heat in Game 1.

The Bulls were 3-0 versus the Heat this season and they posted a 87-86 upset win as a 5.5-point road underdog the last time they met up on March 6. Derrick Rose led Chicago with 27 points in the win, while LeBron James netted 26 points for Miami.

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MLB Odds: Phillies vs. Braves

The first place Philadelphia Phillies will try to increase their lead in the NL East today when they battle division rivals the Atlanta Braves.

The Phillies will send Joe Blanton (1-1, 5.83) to the hill today, while the Braves will counter with Jair Jurrjens (4-0, 1.50). Blanton earned a won over Florida in his last start after allowing three runs on eight hits in five innings. Jurrjens faced the Phillies in his last start and held them to one run on eight his in 6 1-3 innings.

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MLB Odds: Red Sox vs. Yankees

Baseball's biggest rivals clash at Yankee Stadium tonight as the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox kickoff a three-game series in the Bronx.

Clay Buchholz (3-3, 4.19) will get the start for Boston tonight and Bartolo Colon (2-1, 3.86) will go for New York. Buchholz pitched five shutout innings in a win over Minnesota in his last start. Colon is coming off a no decision against Texas in which he allowed five runs on nine hits in 4 1-3 innings.

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NBA Playoff Odds: Thunder vs. Grizzlies

The Oklahoma City Thunder can advance to the Western Conference Final tonight if they can beat the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 6 of their second round playoff matchup.

The Thunder took a 3-2 series lead on Wednesday with a 99-72 win over the Grizzlies as a 6-point home favorite. Kevin Durant scored 19 points for the Thunder and Marc Gasol led Memphis with 15 points.

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Eastern Conference Final Betting Preview

The last time the Tampa Bay Lightning reached a conference final they went on to win the franchise’s only Stanley Cup. Tampa Bay is a series underdog at +144 at Sports Interaction when they begin the Eastern Conference final against the Boston Bruins in NHL playoff betting action Saturday.

Boston has home-ice advantage throughout the series and Sports Interaction has the Bruins as a -140 favorite for Game 1 at TD Garden. The posted OVER/UNDER total is set at 5.5.

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Thunder roll on NBA betting odds

The Thunder need only one more win to eliminate the Grizzlies from their NBA playoff betting matchup after taking a 3-2 series lead on Wednesday night. At home in Game 5 the Thunder were a 6-point favorite on the NBA odds and were able to cover the spread in a 99-72 blowout win.

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Bellator 44 Fight Card Preview

The Bellator Lightweight tournament winner will be crowned this weekend, and either Patricky Freire or Michael Chandler will pocket six-figures and a shot at Eddie Alvarez’s  title. Both fighters bring excellent skills to this bout and oddsmakers at Bovada have the same -115 line on them.

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MLB Betting: Rays face Indians

Justin Masterson looks to remain undefeated on the season tonight when he leads the Cleveland Indians up against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Masterson (5-0, 2.11) allowed only one run on nine hits in seven innings in a no decision against the Angels in his last start. Getting the start for the Rays tonight will be James Shields (3-1, 2.01). In his last start Shields gave up one run on three hits in 7 1-3 innings in a win over Baltimore.

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