Rangers, Stars on NHL lines

More than half of the New York Rangers' wins have come on the road this season. They provide good value as +115 road underdogs against the -135 favorite Dallas Stars on Friday night on the NHL betting lines.

New York snuck past the Hurricanes 2-1 last time out, snapping a two-game slide. They welcome the road - posting a 13-7-1 record there. The Rangers have seven players with 20 or more points, packing a well-balanced punch, and Henrik Lundqvist sports a 2.34 goals-against average.


Wild Card Saturday NFL Betting

The New Orleans Saints begin their Super Bowl defense as huge NFL betting favorites on Saturday when they take on the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card round.

At 11-5 the Saints may have finished with a better record than the 7-9 Seahawks, but since Seattle won their division they get to host Saturday's game. The Seahawks became the first sub-.500 team to ever make the postseason this year, which is just one reason why they are 10.5-point home underdogs versus the Saints at Bovada.


NBA Odds: Celtics vs. Spurs

There are several big games happening Wednesday night but none is bigger than the San Antonio Spurs visiting the Boston Celtics. NBA odds have the Celtics favored at home over the Spurs, who play the second of back-to-back games after visiting the Knicks on Tuesday night. Both Sportsbook.ag and Bovada list the over/under at 190 points.


NCAAB: Duke favored vs. UAB

The No. 1 Duke Blue Devils, who will certainly be major contenders come March Madness, will try to stay undefeated Wednesday during a busy night of college hoops betting when they host UAB. Oddsmakers like Bovada don’t sugar coat UAB’s chances, favoring Duke by 18 points in the basketball odds. The over/under at Bovada is 140.5 points.


NFL Odds: Wild Card Weekend

Wild Card weekend betting has followed a clear path in recent years - don't bet NFC home teams to cover the spread.

In the last dozen games involving NFC Wild Card games, the home team has prevailed just three times (3-9 ATS).

While teams change season to season, there are often underlying considerations which contribute to patterns like this.


Lightning, Caps on NHL lines

Southeast co-leaders Tampa Bay and Washington clash in a much-anticipated divisional NHL betting matchup on Tuesday night, with the Capitals as a -175 home favorite over the Lightning at Bovada.

Beating a revived Washington team that has won three straight and five of their last six since an eight-game losing skid would be a tough chore on any night.


UFC 125 Betting Results

Gray Maynard has fought Frank Edgar twice and not lost, yet he was unable to do enough to walk out of the Octagon with the UFC Lightweight strap on Saturday night. He was an MMA odds -140 favorite at Bovada to win his first title shot but the fight ended in a draw and the title stayed with the champion.


Road teams dominate NFL Picks

NFL bettors who like to play home teams could take a serious beating in Week 17 if the Odds Shark scores prediction engine is right.

This is the third week we have employed the new formula to pick NFL winners and the computer was 10-6 ATS last week after going 10-5-1 in Week 15.

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Betting OVER on every Week 17 game

Conventional betting wisdom tells us to select a few games where we find edges, study them closely and finally decide on a few games to bet on.

Unconventional wisdom suggests that, on some weeks, betting every game on the board blindly can be profitable, regardless of the odds.

Betting every game on the board? Are we crazy? Maybe, but perhaps crazy like a fox.

In a week following one where all the games went way over the total, sportsbooks often add a bit to the totals, inflating the number and giving an extra point or two of value to UNDER bettors.


2011 Celebrity Pregnancy Odds Posted

The stork will be busy this year, but will it celebrity pregnancy odds be rampant in Hollywood? One major online sportsbook has odds various stars being pregnant this year and the star with the best baby odds at Bovada in Katy Perry at 1/1.



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