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Auburn vs LSU: SEC betting preview

LSU opened as a 14-point favorite over an Auburn team off to a solid start under first-year coach Gus Malzahn.

Auburn rallied behind quarterback Nick Marshall to knock off Mississippi State last week and improve to 3-0 under Malzahn, the Tigers’ offensive coordinator on their 2010 national championship team. But a trip to Death Valley will be by far their toughest test so far.

LSU has won five of six over Auburn, but covered the spread in only three of those games. LSU squeaked out a 12-10 win at Auburn last season as an 18-point favorite.

After opening with an impressive win over TCU, LSU has blown out back-to-back cupcakes in UAB and Kent State. Auburn is step up in competition, and LSU has not fared well against the spread in conference play, going 3-6 against the spread in its last nine SEC games.

Auburn has lost six in a row at LSU since their last win here in 1999, according to the Odds Shark college football database.

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NFL Betting: Week 3 Lines & Totals

NFL Week 3 opening lines are highlighted by a giant point spread in the Jacksonville-Seattle game. The Seahawks opened as 16-point favorites, but the line had climbed to as high as 20 at some shops as of Tuesday afternoon.

The 20-point spread is the largest in the NFL since 2007, when the Patriots were favored by 24 over the Eagles. New England failed to cover in a 31-28 win.

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College Football Betting Lines: Week 4

No. 5 Stanford will host No. 23 Arizona State in Palo Alto on Saturday in one of the marquee matchups on the college football betting slate this week. Stanford opened as a 7.5-point favorite at 5Dimes.

And while this is the first true test for the Cardinal, which beat San Jose State (34-13) on September 7 and won at Army (34-20) last Saturday, this will be a second straight exam for ASU, which won a controversial decision this past Saturday against Wisconsin, 32-30.

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NFL Over Unders

Totals betting, also known by the name NFL over under bets, has become a popular form of football wagering, rivalling the point spread in some cases.

The premise is simple. You don`t care who wins or loses – all you care about is whether the total number of points scored by both teams together is more than a certain number or less than a certain number.

[ See who are the best NFL over under teams in recent years by reading this article ]

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NFL point spreads

Props and live betting are grabbing more headlines and a bigger share of the betting market these days, but NFL point spreads remain the line of record and the favorite way to wager for many football fans. And why not?

While other new wager types involve knowing in-depth player stats (fantasy-style) or require you to get your bets down quickly in a live-wagering interface, the point spread is there as an old faithful friend – simple to understand, simple to handicap and, if you are lucky, simple to beat.

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Monday Night Football: Week 2

Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals are favored by a touchdown at the sportsbooks for Monday Night Football this week, but if head-to-head history repeats itself, this will be a Pittsburgh Steeler win.

The Bengals take on Ben Roethlisberger and the division-rival Steelers in a game between AFC North teams that were both tagged with a loss in Week 1. But Cincy's home record against the Steelers (1-11 going back 12 seasons) has been a money sucker for Bengal bettors.

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati - Paul Brown Stadium, 8:30pm ET

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Rangers open key series against Rays

The Texas Rangers will send righthander Matt Garza to the mound on Monday night as they open up a key MLB betting series on the road against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Rangers and Rays met in a three-game series in Arlington back in April, with Texas winning two of those three contests for their supporters on the MLB odds. The UNDER has paid out in five of the last six Rangers vs. Rays games.

Tampa Bay sends Alex Cobb out against Garza for the Rangers in this game. Cobb is 8-3 with a 3.08 ERA on the season, while Garza is 9-5 on the year and has a 3.79 ERA.

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Steelers vs Bengals MNF odds

Two AFC North rivals coming off Week 1 losses collide in Cincinnati on Sunday, when the disappointing Steelers visit the Bengals.

Cincinnati opened as 6.5-point favorites over Pittsburgh. The Steelers have won five of the last six meetings straight-up and against the spread, but struggled mightily in an opening loss to the Tennessee Titans at home.

The Bengals dropped their opener at Chicago, but were more impressive than the Steelers, who also lost starting center Mike Pouncey for the season with a knee injury.

That could lead to problems against a Cincinnati pass rush considered among the league’s best.

Cincy has struggled bigtime at home vs Pitt, falling to a 1-10-1 ATS in 12 games. They have also struggled on Monday Night Football (1-4 ATS past 5 MNF games).

The Steelers have trended UNDER the total (7-3 past 10 MNF games) while they have struggled as a road team (3-9 ATS past 12 road games).

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CFL Week 13 Betting Preview

Week 13 of the CFL season kicks off in Winnipeg on Friday night with a rematch between the Eskimos and Blue Bombers, and continues through to Sunday with the Roughriders playing host to the Lions in a clash of Western teams. Here's a look at the full slate of Week 13 CFL matchups.

Find this week's CFL odds plus Grey Cup futures at Bovada.

Fri Sep 20 - Edmonton at Winnipeg, 8:00pm ET
Last 10 Meetings: Winnipeg 4-6 SU, 6-4 ATS | OU 3-7

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Seahawks 49ers Betting Odds Preview

The Seahawks own one of the biggest home-field advantages in the league. They used it to paste the 49ers, 42-13, in the NFC West rivals last meeting in December.

Yet, Seattle is only a 3-point favorite over the visiting 49ers on Sunday. The Seahawks have covered the spread in 10 of their last 11 home games and are 16-4 ATS in their last 20 home games.

San Francisco went 6-3 against the spread on the road last season and has won three of four against the Seahawks under coach Jim Harbaugh.

The 49ers were impressive, especially offensively, in an opening win over the Green Bay Packers. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw for more than 400 yards in the win.

The Seahawks’ offense got off to a slow start in their opening win at Carolina, but the defense picked up right where left off last season.

Seattle is 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games at home, while San Francisco has struggled to a 1-5 ATS mark in 6 games at Seattle.

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