Big Ten Odds: Michigan Early Favorite

With Ohio State ineligible due to NCAA penalties, Michigan climbs to the top in earlu Big Ten football odds menus across America.

Here's a quick look at the field in the fight for the 2012 Big Ten championship.

Michigan, after a fine first season under head coach Brady Hoke, is the favorite to win the Big Ten this season at +180.

The Wolverines have 11 starters back from a team that went 6-2 in conference play last year, led by dynamic QB Denard Robinson.


Rangers vs Yankees Betting Preview

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Texas and New York on Monday, as two teams that lead the Majors in home runs open a three-game series in Arlington.

Texas sends Derek Holland out against CC Sabathia for the Yankees in this game. Holland is 2-0 with a 3.10 ERA on the season, while Sabathia is 1-0 on the year and has a 5.59 ERA.

The Yankees have 27 homers so far, one ahead of Texas. Can the big bats make noise against the big arms of Holland and Sabathia?


Spurs vs Trail Blazers Preview

The final week of the NBA regular season tips off Monday as the Spurs try to cover the spread at AT&T Center against the Portland Trail Blazers.

And the host Spurs opened as huge 2-touchdown favorites at most sportsbooks as they have motivation to keep winning and secure the top seed in the West.

The Spurs currently sports a record of 47-16, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 40-20-3 ATS. The Trail Blazers are 28-36 and 31-33 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Spurs post a 37-26 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Trail Blazers have gone 34-30 against the number.


Chicago Phoenix Game 6 Odds

After winning on the road in overtime on Saturday the Chicago Blackhawks will try to tie up their first-round series with the Phoenix Coyotes on Monday with Game 6 of the set in the Windy City.

Chicago pulled out a 2-1 OT win to pay off for their supporters on the NHL lines in Game 5 on Saturday night, reducing their series deficit to 3-2. Jonathan Toews scored the goal in the extra frame.

All five games so far have gone to OT so odds are pretty good this will be another tight game. However, bettors are siding with the hometown Blackhawks, who opened as moneyline favorites at Bovada.

Chicago battles the Coyotes, currently with a 42-27-13 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 42-39-1 for the Blackhawks and 30-39-13 for the Coyotes.


Senators Rangers Game 6 Betting

The Ottawa Senators will get a chance to pull off a major upset and improve their NHL futures considerably on Monday night as they host the New York Rangers in Game 6 of their first-round series.

The Senators won 2-0 as underdogs at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven set on the top-seeded Rangers. Jason Spezza scored both Ottawa goals that day.

The Kings were the 8 seed in the West and they pulled off the upset of the Canucks on Sunday. Al the upsets are causing chaos on the Stanley Cup futures odds menu.

The Senators currently sports a record of 41-31-10. The Rangers are 51-24-7. Betting totals have seen the Senators post a 42-38-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Rangers have gone 32-31-19 against the number.


Pac 12 Odds Favor USC in 2012

USC is back in vogue on the Pac 12 betting odds menu with Oregon close behind for the 2012 season.

Among the conference races open for betting is the Pac-12. So here's a quick look at the upcoming season out West, and 5Dimes' prices on each team.


Yankees Red Sox Game 3 Odds

The Red Sox look to avoid a home sweep at the hands of the hated New York Yankees in baseball action on Sunday night.

The match puts starter CC Sabathia for the Yankees on the hill facing Daniel Bard for the Red Sox. Sabathia brings a 1-0 mark to the game, while Bard is 0-2 to date on the season.


Canucks Kings Game 5 Betting

The Los Angeles Kings will try for a second time to close out the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday as those clubs battle on the NHL betting lines in Game 5 of their first-round Western series.

The Canucks cut their series deficit to 3-1 in Game 4 on Wednesday night with a 3-1 home victory. Cory Schneider again got the start for Vancouver in that contest, stopping 43 of 44 Kings shots.

Vancouver will face the 40-27-15 Kings. In totals betting, the Canucks are 35-37-10 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Kings are 23-43-16 favoring the OVER.


Bruins vs Capitals Game 5 Preview

The defending-champion Boston Bruins need a win on the road on Sunday afternoon as they look to avoid getting bounced from the playoffs by the Washington Capitals in Game 6 of their series.

The Capitals knocked off the Bruins 4-3 as a +165 road underdog on Saturday afternoon to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven first-round set. Troy Brouwer scored the winner for Washington.

The Capitals sport records of 42-32-8 heading into this matchup, while the Bruins sit at 49-29-4 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 40-37-5 for the Capitals and 46-33-3 for the Bruins.


Penguins Flyers Game 6 Betting

The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to tie up their first-round Eastern playoff series on Sunday as they head back to Philadelphia to take on the Flyers in Game 6 of the best-of-seven set.

The Penguins won their second straight game in the series on Friday night, grabbing a 3-2 victory at home as a -200 favorite. Marc-Andre Fleury made 24 saves on 26 Flyers shots that night.

The Penguins will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 51-25-6 this season, while the Flyers are 47-26-9. Pittsburgh is 43-31-8 on the totals; Philadelphia is 43-37-2.



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