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CFL Betting Odds: Week 12

Things are tightening up in the standings, and Week 12 CFL betting action heats up on Friday night when the Hamilton Tiger-Cats try to avenge an early-season road loss to the Edmonton Eskimos.

Hamilton (5-5) is a 6-point favorite at 5Dimes as they host Edmonton (6-4) at Ivor Wynne Stadium. The posted total for the game is set at 50.5.

The Tiger-Cats were crushed 43-13 by the Montreal Alouettes last time out as 5-point road underdogs, while the combined 56 points paid out to UNDER bettors on the posted total of 57.5 set by oddsmakers.

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Patriots and OVER in Monday Night Odds

The first Monday Nighter could be a sportsbook’s worst nightmare – a game that trends suggest will go OVER the total and be covered by the favorite.

But after a Week 1 full of upsets, perhaps the oddsmakers are not too worried about the Patriots vs Dolphins Monday Night Football odds.

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Michigan Lays 30 points vs EMU

Michigan has covered 3 of 4 huge point spreads against Eastern Michigan over the past 10 years and faces another big one Saturday, as the host Wolverines get a visit from the state-rival Eagles.

Both teams are 2-0, but EMU has faced a pair of Division II schools while UMich comes off that huge rally against Notre Dame last week. It`s a trap game for Michigan bettors, who have to lay 30 points to support the Wolverines.

View Eastern Michigan vs Michigan Odds and Stats.

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Monday Night Odds: Broncos vs Raiders

Denver has been terrific in season openers, but not against the Oakland Raiders, throwing some bettors for a handicapping loop in the second Week 1 Monday Nighter.

They are 7-3 ATS in the past 10 Week 1 games but just 2-8 ATS in the past 10 against their hated AFC West rivals from Oakland, and betting volume has moved the line in favor of the Broncos, moving from even to -3 in the past few days.

Neither team is a Monday Night regular, but the NFL needed a late game for the MNF doubleheader and these are division rivals. The Raiders are just 1-7 ATS in their past 8 Monday Nighters according to the NFL Database here at OddsShark.com.

The Monday Night spread and total are far from the only ways to bet MNF as well. (See tons of props below and visit Bovada for hundreds more.) Both the best Raiders underdog line and the best UNDER line were at Bovada as of Monday morning, check the latest.

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Dolphins vs Patriots Betting Preview

In three of their past four visits to Miami, New England has put up 40 or more points, leading many NFL bettors to think OVER in this Monday Nighter, even at a Week 1 high of 45.5, might be a good play.

The Patriot juggernaut stalled in the final weeks of the preseason but Dolphin incompetence in Week 1 historically (they are 1-5-1 ATS in the past seven 7 years) may encourage wagers on the Patriots Dolphins point spread as well. Add this stat - Miami is 0-7 ATS past 7 home games in September - and you have Patriot backers salivating here.

The Pats were dominant in the forst two weeks of the preseason, then faltered the final two. It hasn't stopped bettors from backing them heavily in this one [ check live NFL betting and wager during the game at 5Dimes while you pocket a 50% free play bonus ]

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MLB Odds: Tigers vs. White Sox

With their magic number down to single digits, the Detroit Tigers will begin a series in Chicago against the White Sox on Monday.

The red-hot Tigers are cruising to the AL Central division title this month, and they swept a three-game series from the White Sox in Detroit when the teams met two weeks ago.

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WNBA Betting Odds: 2011 Playoffs

The 2011 WNBA playoffs will get underway on Thursday night, and the Minnesota Lynx are the oddsmakers' choice right now to win the championship. The Lynx sit at +200 odds at 5Dimes to win the title, followed by the Seattle Storm at +400, and the Indiana Fever at +450.

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NFL Live Betting Cheat Sheet

So the NFL season has somehow snuck up on you and you haven’t lifted a finger to handicap this week’s games to found a place to play.

Call this the NFL Odds Cheat Sheet, a Two-Minute Drill of sorts that will help you get up to speed on Week 1 odds and specials in a single story.

Home Underdogs – There are only 4 of them (Dolphins +8, Rams +4.5, Bears +2.5 and Redskins +3) and many handicappers love to bet them early in the

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NFL Matchup - Ravens Steelers Odds Preview

Pittsburgh has owned Baltimore lately against the spread, going 5-1-1, but the Ravens have reloaded their offense big time which is reflected in the Week 1 Steelers vs Ravens line.

 

Baltimore has won 8 straight at home and is 6-2 ATS in its past 8 home games in September heading into this action. [ See Steelers vs Ravens Player Prop Odds at bottom of page ]

(Are you a Steelers fan who also likes to bet on the Pitt Panthers? Can't find a line on their game against Maine? 5Dimes is one of the few shops offering odds and its 31.5 points).

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Week 1 NFL Betting Theories

It’s a week when smart and lucky bettors get off to a huge start and unwise and unlucky ones can suffer an 0-4 opening weekend.

The first week of NFL offers terrific profit opportunity, but it is also fraught with handicapping pitfalls, even moreso in 2011 with the compressed free agency and training camps.

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