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Ohio State vs San Diego State Odds Preview

The Ohio State Buckeyes survived a minor scare to open their season last week against Buffalo but couldn't cover the spread as big home favorites.

They're big chalk again for their game against the San Diego State Aztecs Saturday afternoon at the Horseshoe in Columbus (3:30 pm ET, ABC/ESPN2).

In the early betting the Buckeyes, who let the Bulls get to within 30-20 last Saturday and failed to cover at -34, were favored by 28 points over the Aztecs, who opened their season by getting upset by Eastern Illinois.

This week, they opened as 24-point chalk, but were bet to 4 TDs by Tuesday, watch for line moves this week.

San Diego State is 5-1 ATS their past six games as a double-digit dog, while the Buckeyes are 1-6 ATS in their past seven games in their role as double-digit chalk.

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Dodgers open up series in Cincinnati

Righthander Mike Leake will take the mound for the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night as they open up a three-game MLB betting series at home against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Leake sits at 11-6 with a 3.51 ERA on the season, and he was knocked around for six runs on eight hits over 4 1-3 innings of work in his last start against the Rockies. The Reds only have two wins over Leake's last seven trips to the mound.

Chris Capuano gets the ball for the Dodgers in this game; Capuano is 4-7 on the year and has a 4.53 ERA.

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Wainwright on the mound for Cardinals

Adam Wainwright is the probable pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night as they continue their MLB betting series at home against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Wainwright is 15-9 with a 3.14 ERA on the season, but he's coming off back-to-back losses to the Reds in which he gave up 15 runs in just eight innings of work. The righthander is 8-4 with a 5.11 ERA in 21 career appearances vs. Pittsburgh. Jeff Locke gets the ball for Pittsburgh; he's 9-4 this season.

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Best Sportsbook Bonus Offers

The start of football season is always a huge rush of hype and odds to bet on and the debate over which are the best sportsbook bonuses.

This year, some of the usual players have stepped away from the space but others have raised the ante in the battle to earn your sportsbook business. We take a look at some of the biggest ones among those providing their odds to OddsShark.com.

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Betting line favors East Carolina vs FAU

The East Carolina Pirates will do battle with the visiting Florida Atlantic Owls on Thursday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of bettors who back them. But they face a pointspread of nearly three TDs, as the Owls opened as 20.5-point underdogs.

The Owls will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 1-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Pirates are 0-1 ATS. Florida Atlantic is 0-1 against the total, while East Carolina is 1-0 versus the number.

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Cardinals continue set in Cincinnati

Shelby Miller is expected to get the start for the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night as they continue their MLB betting series against the division-rival Cincinnati Reds.

Miller sits at 12-9 with a 3.13 ERA on the season, and he's 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA in his two career starts against the Reds. The righthander got tagged with a loss by the Pirates last time out, giving up five runs in just 4 1-3 innings.

The Reds trot Bronson Arroyo to the mound in this one. He is 13-10 so far in 2013.

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NFL Betting Trends: Week 1

Some teams just seem get off to better starts than others, including the mighty Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars are 12-2 against the spread in their last 14 season openers and 8-1 ATS in season openers at home. Will new coach Gus Bradley be able to keep that trend going in his debut? 
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Wolverines vs Fighting Irish Betting Report

The Wolverines opened as 3-point home favorites over the Irish in an intriguing Week 2 matchup that will tell us a lot about these two squads.

Notre Dame ended a three-game losing streak to the Wolverines last season in a turnover-filled 13-6 home victory. The win jumpstarted the Irish’s run to the BCS title game.

Irish quarterback Tommy Rees passed for 346 yards, and the defense was impressive in a 28-6 opening win over Temple in Week 1.

Michigan blew out Central Michigan, 59-9, in its opener, behind a balanced attack led by quarterback Devin Gardner.

The Wolverines have won 15 straight home games, going 10-5 against the spread during that stretch. They have also won and covered three straight at home to the Irish.

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NFL Win Total Predictions: 3 Picks

With the NFL preseason in the books, and with Thursday's NFL opener looming, it's time to focus on the final push toward win totals. This type of wagering is basically over/under on the number of wins a team will get during the year. Three teams jump off the NFL odds page as candidates to earn some profits.

 

New Orleans Saints - 9 at Bovada

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Jameis Winston Heisman odds

Move over Johnny Football – Famous Jameis is the hottest thing going in the Heisman race
Florida State redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston, who has been given the nickname Famous Jameis, completed 25 of 27 passes for 356 yards and four touchdowns in the Seminoles’ impressive victory at Pittsburgh on Monday Night. He completed his first 11 attempts and finished with 381 total yards.
It was an electric peformance, one that even caught the eye of Bovada sportsbook manager Kevin Bradley. 
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