World Series Betting Preview

This is unfamiliar territory for the first-time World Series participant Texas Rangers, as they come into the best-of-seven final as -130 World Series favorites over the underdog (+110) San Francisco Giants.

Neither team was expected to get past the LCS. San Francisco knocked off 2008 champion Philadelphia in six games to win the NLCS, while Texas stymied the reigning champion Yankees in a six-game series to clinch their first AL banner.
[ {B}World Series Game 1 Matchup Report{/B} - {URL=/Stats/Matchup/Baseball/MLB/40048}click here{/URL} ]


Louisiana Tech at Boise State

Boise State is ranked #3 in the country in the BCS standings but they are likely going to need help to reach the national title game.

The Broncos simply don’t play any teams that can help their schedule strength and that is the case again on Tuesday night as they host Louisiana Tech.  The Broncos have nothing to gain on Tuesday and everything to lose in their nationally televised game on ESPN 2, so expect them to pummel poor La Tech.


NFL Opening Odds for Week 8

Either the sportsbooks are catching on or folks who bet favorites for a living are catching on - there are no big underdogs on the NFL Week 8 opening odds list.

Underdogs are barking loudly once again after this week’s action in which they went 9-5 ATS. With underdogs having so much success and the league having so much parity this season, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that most of this week’s opening lines at shops like [custom:sb-sportsinteraction-textlink] and Bovada are fairly low.


NBA Opening Night Betting

The wait is finally over - the Miami Heat will make their regular season debut Tuesday night in Boston, and sportsbooks are ready with plenty of unique NBA betting action.

Most betting lines favor the Heat – but only by a single point on the road. After all, the Celtics were just one win away from winning a second NBA championship in three years last season. The Celtics are old but will still field a pretty powerful starting five of Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Shaquille O’Neal.


NHL Midweek Betting Lines

Somebody has to be labeled as the favorite in sporting events, but in the NHL the parity is so great that underdog victories are a regular occurrence these days.

Tuesday night has a half-dozen games with plenty of interesting lines. Toronto is a -165 favorite as they tangle with the Florida Panthers at the Air Canada Centre - in a battle of teams going in opposite directions. Toronto has scored just four goals over three straight losses since opening the season on a four-game winning streak.


Week 18 CFL Odds Preview

With only two games left in the CFL regular season the playoff teams are pretty much set and I say pretty much, as Winnipeg has to win their last two games and Edmonton and British Columbia will have to lose their last two games for the Blue Bombers to make the post-season. In last week’s game Hamilton crushed Montreal 40-3, BC kept their playoff hopes alive with a tough away win over Calgary, Toronto beat Winnipeg 27-8, and Edmonton beat Saskatchewan 39-24.

Week 18 CFL Preview and Lines


Monday Night Giants Cowboys Odds

There is a lot of action on Dallas to cover the Monday Night Football point spread tonight as they host the New York Giants.

New York may have won its last three games, but they failed bettors last week. The Giants were a 10-point favorite versus the Lions, but couldn't cover the spread in a 28-20 victory. That dropped the Giants to 3-3 ATS on the season as they prepare to take on the desperate Cowboys on the road.


Underdogs Win Again in Week 7 NFL

After barking loudly for three straight weeks, underdogs took a week off from yapping last week, going only 6-7-1 ATS.

But while bettors may have taken that as a sign that favorites were getting their groove back, underdogs showed us Sunday that they still plan to make lots of noise, going 8-5 ATS.


NBA Season Betting Preview

2010-11 may be the NBA’s most anticipated season in years, and every NBA betting fan knows why: the Miami Heat.

The Big Three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh will try to take the Heat to glory, and oddsmakers believe it will happen.

At virtually every major sportsbook the Heat is favored to win the NBA championship; typical NBA odds place them at +165. They’re massive favorites to win the Eastern Conference, listed at -155.


College Football Upsets Continue

Oregon ascended to the top spot in college football rankings, which means it should be safe to bet USC to beat them Saturday.

In Week 8 of NCAA football betting, Oklahoma was No. 1 in the BCS standings and closed as a 3-point road favorite over Missouri. However, for the third straight week, the country’s No. 1 team lost. First it was Alabama against South Carolina, then Ohio State at Wisconsin and then, on Saturday, the Sooners.



Subscribe to Odds Shark RSS