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Dodgers Go for Sweep of Cards Sunday

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After falling below .500 with a loss to the Toronto Blue Jays one weekend ago, the Los Angeles Dodgers may just be hitting their stride as they look for a three-game series sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals and their fourth-straight win overall on Sunday Night Baseball this evening.

Shark Bites
  • UNDER is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.
  • The Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last five home games.
  • OVER is 7-1 in the Cardinals’ last eight games versus the NL West.

Online book Bovada is presently offering the Dodgers at -140 in moneyline markets while the Cards can be had at +120. The total is presently tabbed at 7.5 with OVER at -110 and UNDER at -120.

The Dodgers lead the National League West by mere percentage points over the San Francisco Giants entering Sunday’s action and will look to keep their winning streak alive. They’ve taken the first two games of the series with wins of 8-4 and 5-3 over the Cards.

Alex Wood is scheduled to get the start for the Dodgers and is coming off one of his better starts of the season. The 25-year-old is 1-3 with a 4.58 ERA so far on the season but scattered one earned run on four hits in 6 1/3 innings of work against the New York Mets in a 3-2 win his last time out.

he southpaw has made one career appearance versus the Cardinals (not a start) and surrendered one earned run on two hits over 1 1/3 innings.

Countering for the Cards is expected to be Mike Leake. The righty is 1-3 with a 5.10 ERA in seven starts this season.

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Raptors Have Been ATS Poison in Playoffs

Kyle Lowry Toronto Raptors NBA Playoffs

The Toronto Raptors are just one win away from a first-ever trip to the Eastern Conference Finals but when it comes to covering the spread during their postseason run, the Raps have been a frustrating proposition. They’ll try to get over the hump when they host the Miami Heat in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series at the Air Canada Centre Sunday afternoon.

Shark Bites
  • Favorite is 13-6 ATS in the last 19 meetings.
  • UNDER is 10-4 in the Raptors’ last 14 games.
  • Heat are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games.

Online book Bovada is currently offering the Raps as 4.5-point home favorites for Game 7. The total is presently slated at 189 with OVER priced at -115 and UNDER at -105.

The Raps have gone just 2-4 against the spread in the series with the Heat and have gone an abysmal 4-9 during the playoffs. Between Game 4 against the Indiana Pacers in the opening round and Game 2 versus the Heat in this round, the Raps lost six-straight games ATS.

The Heat took Game 6 back on their home floor by a score of 103-91, easily covering the number as 3.5-point home favorites.

Miami went all small with Hassan Whiteside still out due to injury and head coach Erik Spoelstra keeping both Udonis Haslem and Amar’e Stoudemire on the bench in Game 6. Spo used a small lineup of perimeter players en route to victory and were paced by Goran Dragic’s 30 points and Dwyane Wade’s 22.

Toronto’s backcourt duo of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan has really stepped up without Jonas Valanciunas in the lineup and must do so once again in Game 7. The pair combined for 59 points in both Game 5 and 6.

Silver lining for the Raps: Toronto has lost back-to-back games at during its current postseason run.

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NASCAR Odds: AAA 400 Drive for Autism

With finishes outside of the top 15 in three of his last four races, oddsmakers like Jimmie Johnson to get back on track in this weekend’s AAA 400 Drive for Autism race at the Dover International Speedway.

Entering the race as a +400 favorite at online sportsbook Bovada, Johnson has won the race five times before, including back-to-back wins in 2014 and 2015. The race, which dates back to 1969, has never seen a driver win in three straight years.


Odds On UFC Being Sold By Year's End

There are rumors abound that the UFC could potentially be changing hands sooner rather than later. There are currently four different buyers looking to purchase the UFC according to a report from ESPN’s Darren Rovell.


Why you Shouldn’t Bet the Cubs to Win WS

As it stands today, the Chicago Cubs are on pace to set the record for most wins in a 162 game season, along with the second best winning percentage of all-time. They’re also massive +350 favorites to win the World Series, with the next closest team coming in at +900. To put their World Series futures odds in perspective, the odds of the favorite to win the World Series at this time last year (the Dodgers) were almost double at +600.


2016 Brasileirão Opening Weekend Preview

Corinthians Brazil Serie A Brasileirão

This weekend marks the opening of the Brazilian Serie A football season with a slew of games on the board both Saturday and Sunday.

Corinthians is the defending champion having won its sixth Série A title in the club’s history last season. Gone are last season’s leading scorer Vágner Love and second-leading scorer Jádson, who departed for Monaco and Tianjin Quanjian respectively, so the Time de Povo will have some holes to fill up front.


2016 Spanish Grand Prix Odds

Nico Rosberg Mercedes Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix

We are just four races into the 2016 Formula 1 season and one major storyline has dominated the headlines: Nico Rosberg.

Mercedes’ German driver has won all four races and in the process has opened a massive 43-point lead in the drivers’ standings over teammate Lewis Hamilton. He’s already recorded the third-most wins he’s had in any season at the F1 level and will shatter his career high of six (2015) with relative ease.


UFC 198: Betting Odds and Predictions

The world of MMA is so full of hyperbole that it’s become commonplace, but UFC 198 is legitimately one of the best-looking cards the company has ever put on. A who’s who of MMA superstars are set to take to the Octagon in Curitiba, Brazil this weekend.

The show will feature Fabricio Werdum and Stipe Miocic clashing for the UFC Heavyweight Championship. The co-main event features two elite middleweight fighters who excel at different aspects as Jacare Souza will face Vitor Belfort.


UFC 198: Why Werdum Beats Miocic

Fabricio Werdum is set to defend his undisputed UFC Heavyweight title for the first time in front of his home crown in Curitiba, Brazil at UFC 198. Werdum will face Stipe Miocic who is coming off two consecutive stoppage finishes including a 0:54 victory against Andrei Arlovski.

Despite facing a stellar boxer and finisher, I fully expect Fabricio Werdum to defend his belt at UFC 198. And if you need any convincing, here is why I think we will end the show hearing "And still."


UFC 198: Why Miocic Beats Werdum

Stipe Miocic UFC

Stipe Miocic will step into the Octagon Saturday night at UFC 198 as a +130 underdog and attempt to become the fourth man in four and a half years to win the UFC Heavyweight Title. Since a close decision loss to Junior dos Santos at the end of 2014, he’s TKO’d Mark Hunt and Andrei Arlovski to put himself in the position to challenge for the title.

Here’s why I think we hear Bruce Bruffer say the words “And new” at the conclusion of the fight:



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