Wild, Kings: NHL Betting Preview

Minnesota is currently first overall in the NHL, and they're searching for a team-record sixth straight road victory as they meet the Kings in Los Angeles in NHL betting action on Thursday night.

This will be a struggle for the Wild since the Kings have controlled Minnesota at home at the Staples Center. The Kings crowned the Wild 5-2 at home earlier this season as a -160 favorite at 5Dimes, with OVER bettors collecting in totals betting.


Week 14 NFL Picks

If your worst week in your investing portfolio was a break-even, you'd probably be pretty happy overall.

The NFL Picks computer here at Odds Shark slumped to its worst showing of the year, but was still 8-8 ATS, bringing its record to 48-28 ATS. It was shakier on totals at just 6-10, but missed three of those games by one point or less.

Week 14 sees three double-digit point spreads and the computer likes two favorites to cover. It feels the Browns can stay close to Pittsburgh on Thursday and get the cover at +13.5 points (it projects a 24-13 final).


NFL Opening Odds: Week 14

Only four weeks remain in the NFL's regular season, and the NFL betting card gets more intense with each week down the stretch as contenders fight for their playoff lives. One such fight this Sunday night features two hated NFC East rivals in the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants.


Mid-Major: Xavier vs Butler odds

College basketball has enjoyed the betting spotlight with the NBA on lockout-fuelled hiatus and the Mid-Major battle between Xavier and Butler Wednesday highlights the night's NCAA wagering odds action.

The Xavier Musketeers will look to add to their impressive 2011-12 campaign with a victory over the Butler Bulldogs this Wednesday. Nothing adds to early season confidence like a win over the previous season’s NCAA Tournament runner-up.


Bodog releases new poker software

Finally an online poker room is taking steps to allow the recreational player a better chance of winning. The Bodog Poker Room has released its new software and some of the changes are long overdue to the online poker community. Changes to the new software include new faster action, cheaper rake, tournament formats, anonymous tables, rabbit cam, as many as 20 MTTS at once, and an in-client blackjack option.


NHL Betting: Pens vs. Bruins

It’s a light night for NHL betting Monday but the matchups are between some of the league’s best teams. The game between the Boston Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins will draw the attention of most bettors on the NHL betting menu.


NCAAB Betting: Marshall vs. Syracuse

College hoops betting action kicks into high gear this week with a bunch of ranked teams taking to the court on Tuesday, starting with the Syracuse Orange hosting the Marshall Thundering Herd.

Marshall (5-1 SU, 1-3 ATS) is playing with confidence and has won both of its road contests this season. The Herd have also won four of their last six matchups on the road; however, defeating undefeated Syracuse (8-0 SU, 5-2 ATS) is still a tall order.


Sunday Night Pick: Saints vs Lions

The Lions have roared in December and the Saints continue to dominate at home. One of those trends comes crashing down Sunday night in NFL wagering action.

New Orleans has a short week after clobbering the Giants on MNF and the Saints are now 8-1 SU and ATS in their past 9 home games.

Can the Lions recover and get back into Wild Card contention? One sportsbook opened the Lions as 9-point road dogs early Tuesday (watch the Lions vs Saints line moves during the week at Odds Shark).


Giants vs Packers Betting Report

Green Bay looks to move to 12-0 but doing what they have done the past three times they visited the New York Giants - win straight up and cover the spread too.

While the Giants will operate on a short week after getting hammered by the Saints on Monday Night, the Packers bring their bankroll-padding 19-1 SU and 15-5 ATS past 20 games as NFL chalk to the table. They are also 9-0 SU and 7-2 ATS their past 9 road games.


Patriots battle huge spread vs Colts

The biggest NFL point spread in four years appears on the Week 13 NFL odds menu as the winless Indianapolis Colts visit the New England Patriots Sunday.

The spread opened at 22 points and could climb higher as bettors debate whether the Pats can take apart the Colts like they took apart the Eagles last Sunday. And while it was when Peyton Manning was under center, Indy has covered its past three trips to Foxboro.



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