Pro Bowl Betting Preview

It may be Super Bowl bye week, but that doesn't mean it has to be a bye week for the NFL betting crowd. There's still the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, which has been so close to a 50-50 proposition that it almost a coin toss.

The Pro Bowl returns to Hawaii this season after last year's brief stop in the Super Bowl city, which in 2010 was Miami. The AFC defeated the NFC last season 41-34 with Matt Schaub collecting MVP honors.

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Columbia visit Harvard in Hoops Battle

The Crimson will be trying to slam the Columbia Lions on Friday when the teams tip off at Lavietes Pavilion in college betting action.

The Crimson are 13-3 so far on the season, and 6-1 ATS vs. the number. The Lions, meanwhile, are 11-5 and 2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Harvard go 4-3 and the Lions go 2-1 on the totals.

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Kings open as NBA underdog vs Lakers

Sacramento travels to Los Angeles on Friday, hoping to boost its 10-33 mark with a victory over the Lakers.

Supporters of the Kings have seen them go 10-33 and 16-26-1 ATS so far this season, while the Lakers are at 33-13 and 21-25 ATS. In totals betting, the Lakers are 18-28, while the Kings are 20-23.

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TFC16: Sylvia vs. Wagner

Former UFC Heavyweight champ Tim Sylvia will headline Titan Fighting Championship 16 this Friday night, and most experts expect it to be an easy payday for the Maniac.

Sylvia (28-6) will be a heavy -675 favorite at 5Dimes against Abe Wagner (7-3), who was originally supposed to face Todd Duffee on this card - Sylvia was brought in as a replacement.

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Line Favors Blue Devils Over Eagles

The Blue Devils hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Boston College Eagles pay a visit to Cameron Indoor Stadium on the college basketball betting menu.

The Blue Devils sit at 18-1 (9-8 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Eagles are currently 14-6 (7-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Duke is 9-8 OU, and Boston College is 7-7 OU.

View Boston College vs Duke Odds and Stats.

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NBA: Celtics visit Trail Blazers

Boston travels to Portland on Thursday, hoping to boost its 34-10 mark with a victory over the Trail Blazers.

This season the Trail Blazers are 25-21 overall and 22-21-3 ATS against the number, while the Celtics are 34-10 and 21-21-2 ATS. As for the totals, Portland is 22-23-1 on the OU, and Boston is 24-20.

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Super Bowl Betting Preview

Ben Roethlisberger has led Pittsburgh to two Super Bowl titles but winning a third will mean winning Super Bowl XLV as an underdog.

Big Ben and the Steelers advanced to their third Super Bowl in the last six years by taking care of the Jets 24-19 as a 4-point favorite in the AFC Championship Game. Roethlisberger threw for 133 yards with a pair of interceptions and a touchdown run, while the defense added what turned out to be a key TD on a Mark Sanchez fumble.

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San Diego State Underdogs vs BYU

Not every college basketball fan has even heard of San Diego State, let alone that they are 20-0 and knocking on the door of the nation's Top 5.

But the Aztecs are road underdogs today as they hit the hard court against the Cougars of BYU.

The Cougars bring a 19-1 record (6-9 ATS) to this tilt against the 20-0 Aztecs, who are 11-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed BYU go 10-5 so far and the Aztecs go 5-9-1.

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Hornets Small Road Favorites vs Warriors

Golden State looks to cover as a small home underdog in NBA odds Wednesday and improve its overall 19-25 mark when they host New Orleans.

The Hornets will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 25-19-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Warriors are 25-19 ATS. New Orleans is 14-32 on the totals; Golden State is 22-22.

New Orleans opened as 2.5-point road chalk while total was hovering near 199 points for over under bettors.

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Christina Aguilera National Anthem Odds

With the basic stuff like the Super Bowl point spread and odds to win the coin toss settled, it's time to move to the more important items on the Super Bowl betting menu.

There are so many player and team prop bets and Super Bowl coin toss odds that it is ridiculous. But for celebrity watchers, there are entertainment prop bets for the Super Bowl, a particularly creative and bountiful list from Bovada. This is especially the case for the entertainment props such as the national anthem and the halftime show, which is always a big highlight.

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