MLB Betting: Yankees vs. Angels

Riding a four-game winning streak and coming off a sweep of Oakland the New York Yankees continue their west coast swing tonight with the start of a three-game series with the Los Angeles Angels.

Ivan Nova (4-3, 4.67) gets the start for the Yankees tonight while Jered Weaver (6-4, 2.10) gets the ball for the Angels. Nova gave up four runs in five hits in 3 2-3 innings againt Seattle in his last start, while Weaver pitched a complete game shutout versus Minnesota last time out.


MMA Betting Odds: TUF Finale

Another season of The Ultimate Fighter wraps up this weekend, with the final showdown between Team Lesnar and Team dos Santos.

The matchup for the TUF finale will be determined Wednesday night in the semifinals; the semifinal matchups are Chris Cope vs. Ramsey Nijem, and Tony Ferguson vs. Chuck O'Neil. Cope has won both his fights by unanimous decision so far, while Nijem has won both his bouts by submission.


Sprint Cup Odds: STP 400

The Sprint Cup Series unveils a new race for NASCAR bettors this weekend with the inaugural STP 400 at Kansas Speedway.

The addition of the STP 400 to the Sprint Cup Series schedule gives Kansas two races this season (the Hollywood Casino 400 comes later in the year during the Chase). That means NASCAR bettors will have some history from Kansas to look at when making their picks this weekend.


Boxing Betting Odds: June Preview

The June slate of boxing matches gets underway this weekend with notable bouts around the world, starting in the U.K. with a heavily-favored Mikkel Kessler versus Mehdi Bouadla.

Kessler is the reigning WBC Super Middleweight champion emeritus, but his title won't be on the line when he faces Bouadla. Judging by the odds on the fight at 5Dimes Kessler is expected to roll over Bouadla, who the oddsmakers don't think has a chance. At 5Dimes Kessler is a -1800 favorite, while Bouadla is a +1150 longshot.


Winnipeg Longshot To Win Cup in First Year

The last time an NHL team relocated in 1996, the team won the Stanley Cup in its first year in its new home.

The odds of that happening again now that the Atlanta Thrashers are officially moving to Winnipeg is 80/1, according to the first online sportsbook to post Winnipeg NHL odds - Bovada. Back in 1996, the Colorado Avalanche was born after the Quebec Nordiques left town and the Avs won the Cup in Denver.


MLB Odds: Giants vs. Cardinals

Albert Pujols leads the St. Louis Cardinals tonight into the finale of a four-game series with the San Francisco Giants at Busch Stadium.

Jaime Garcia (5-1, 3.28) gets the start for the Cardinals and Jonathan Sanchez (3-3, 3.37) gets the ball for the Giants. Garcia is coming off his first loss of the season after allowing 12 runs on 11 hits in 3 1-3 innings versus Colorado. Sanchez picked up a no decision versus Milwaukee last time out after giving up two runs on two hits in seven innings.


NBA Finals Odds: Mavericks vs. Heat

Down 1-0 in the NBA Finals the Dallas Mavericks look to even up the series tonight when they face the Miami Heat in Game 2.

The Heat took Game 1 on Tuesday night 92-84 as a 4.5-point home favorite. LeBron James led the Heat with 24 points and nine rebounds, while Dirk Nowitzki had 27 points and eight rebounds for Dallas.


WNBA Betting Odds: 2011 Preview

The WNBA season begins this weekend, with the Seattle Storm favored by the oddsmakers to repeat as league champions.

The Storm begin the season as an 11/4 favorite on the WNBA futures at Bovada. Last year the Storm rolled through the postseason with series sweeps through all three rounds, including the Finals against the Atlanta Dream. If the Storm can rule the postseason again they would be the first repeat WNBA champs since Los Angeles did it in 2001-02.


MLB Odds: Indians vs. Blue Jays

Jose Bautista and the Toronto Blue Jays finish off a three games series with the AL-best Cleveland Indians tonight at Rogers Centre.

Toronto will send Kyle Drabek (3-3, 4.16) to the mound tonight while the Indians will start Josh Tomlin (6-2, 2.74). Drabek faced the White Sox in his last start and posted a no decision after allowing two runs on three hits in 6 2-3 innings. Tomlin took the loss versus Tampa Bay last time out after giving up four runs on 10 hits in six innings.


MLB Betting: Brewers vs. Reds

National League Central rivals clash tonight when the Milwaukee Brewers take on the Cincinnati Reds in Game 2 of a three-game set.

Zack Greinke (3-1, 5.79) will get the start for the Brewers while Chad Reineke will make his season debut for the Reds. Greinke earned a win over Washington in his last start after allowing three runs on five hits with 10 strikeouts in seven innings. Reineke was 5-2 with a 2.52 at AAA and is replacing the injured Homer Bailey in the Reds rotation.



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