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Red Sox open series in Baltimore

The Boston Red Sox will be up against 12-game winner Chris Tillman on Friday night as they open up a weekend MLB betting series at Camden Yards against the Baltimore Orioles.

Tillman sits at 12-3 with a 3.84 ERA on the season, and the Orioles have picked up the victory in nine of his last 10 trips to the mound. The righthander held the BoSox scoreless on three hits over six innings when he faced them on June 14.

John Lackey will pitch for the Red Sox on Friday; Lackey brings a 7-7 mark to the game.

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White Sox face Tigers and Verlander

The Chicago White Sox will be facing Justin Verlander on Thursday afternoon as they close out their four-game MLB betting series at home against the Detroit Tigers.

Verlander sits at 10-7 with a 3.69 ERA on the season, and he's 14-11 with a 4.02 ERA over his 28 career starts against the White Sox. The righthander last faced Chicago on July 9, allowing five runs on 12 hits in his seven innings of work.

The White Sox will rely on Jake Peavy to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one; Peavy is 7-4 this season.

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Rangers host Yankees in Arlington

The Texas Rangers are expected to send newly-acquired Matt Garza to the mound on Wednesday night as they continue their MLB betting series at home against the New York Yankees.

Garza was dealt from the Cubs to the Rangers on Monday, and the righthander went 6-1 with a 3.17 ERA for Chicago this season. Garza has made 12 career appearances against the Yankees, going 1-4 with a 4.48 ERA over 66 1-3 innings of work.

Andy Pettitte gets the ball for New York; he's 7-7 so far this season.

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NCAAF Win Totals: Bama, Oregon, OSU

Alabama is the two-time defending champion and preseason favorite but two schools match them in preseason college football win total betting odds posted this week.
 

The Tide face tough competition in the powerful SEC, making 11 wins a difficult task. On the other hand, Ohio State and Oregon each face a slightly softer schedule as 11-win predictions according to Bovada.

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Lester takes mound for the Red Sox

Lefthander Jon Lester is expected to get the ball for the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night as they continue their four-game MLB betting series at Fenway Park against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Lester is 8-6 with a 4.58 ERA on the season, and he's 11-9 with a 4.36 ERA over his 25 career starts against Tampa Bay. The lefthander last faced the Rays back on June 11, giving up seven runs on eight hits over 4 2-3 innings of work in that contest.

Fausto Carmona gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rays on this day; he's 5-10 on the season.

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Ohio State Odds: Carlos Hyde news

Ohio State began the week as the clear-cut favorite in the Big Ten and the second choice to win the BCS National Championship behind only Alabama. However, that was before top RB Carlos Hyde was reportedly dismissed from the team and starting CB Bradley Roby was arrested. 
Hyde was named as a person of interest in an incident involving a weekend assault on a woman at a Columbus dance club. He was suspended from all football activities after a Monday team meeting, according to multiple media reports. 
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Nats open four-game set vs. Pirates

The Washington Nationals will continue their homestand on Monday night as they open up a four-game MLB betting series at Nationals Park against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Nats are expected to send Dan Haren to the mound on Monday, and he's just 4-10 on the season with a 5.61 ERA. Washington is 0-10 in the righthander's last 10 trips to the mound, and only 4-13 overall when he pitches this season.

Pittsburgh puts its faith in starter Charlie Morton to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-2.

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CFL Week 5 Betting Preview

The Saskatchewan Roughriders will be looking to improve on their 4-0 SU and ATS records this week as they take on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats once again. Here's a look a the CFL betting slate at the sportsbooks for Week 5 of the season, which gets underway in Montreal on Thursday.

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

Thu Jul 25 - Edmonton at Montreal, 7:30pm ET
Last 10 Meetings: Montreal 8-2 SU, 7-3 ATS | OU 5-5

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NFL Preview: Betting After Bye Weeks

Sometimes it’s just that simple - betting NFL teams coming off a bye week is a money-maker.
 
Since 1994, teams coming off a bye week have covered the spread in 57.6 percent of games (271-199-15 ATS), an impressive mark that, at a minimum, will challenge any NFL betting system out there. 
 
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Red Sox vs. Yankees Sunday Night MLB

The Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees will close out their three-game MLB betting series at Fenway Park on Sunday night, with CC Sabathia taking the mound for New York.

Sabathia is 9-8 with a 4.07 ERA so far this season, and he's 9-10 with a 4.19 ERA over his 24 career starts against the Red Sox. The lefthander gave up just one run on six hits over 7 1-3 innings against Boston when he last faced them on May 31.

The Yankees will face Ryan Dempster for the Red Sox; he's 5-8 to date on the season.

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