Kansas Risky Sweet 16 Bet

As bettors hunt for an ATS upset with March Madness rolling along, historical trends for the Sweet 16 are pointing towards the Richmond Spiders to deliver one against the No. 1 seed Kansas Jayhawks.

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Auto Club 400 Betting Preview

Kyle Busch was expected to be the favorite to upend five-time defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, but it's brother Kurt who has four Top-10 finishes coming into this weekend’s Auto Club 400 from the Speedway in Fontana, California.

Johnson is the defending champion and is at 7/2 odds at Sportsbook.ag to collect the checkered flag in the 2011 version of the race. Johnson has a pair of Top-5 finishes this season and sits 20 points back of leader Kurt Busch (15/1) in the overall NASCAR driver standings.

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Sweet 16 Betting: Thursday Games

The Madness is back on Thursday night with the start of Sweet 16 betting in the NCAA Tournament's West and Southeast regions.

There haven't been a whole lot of surprises in the West Region so far. The top 3 teams have all advanced to the Sweet 16, along with the No. 5 seed Arizona. Matchups on Thursday include the No. 3 Connecticut Huskies vs. the No. 2 San Diego State Aztecs, and the No. 5 Wildcats vs. the No. 1 Duke Blue Devils.

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NBA Betting Odds: Hornets vs. Jazz

The visiting Hornets try to generate more luck than normal in Utah Thursday, a place they are on a money-draining 1-6 ATS the past seven trips.

The matchup has also proven to be a reliable UNDER play in Salt Lake City, with 11 of the past 14 games here going UNDER the number. The Jazz is 8-1 SU past 9 at home to the Hornets and they open as small home dogs today.

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Spurs face Nuggets on NBA lines

The Denver Nuggets host San Antonio on Wednesday, and if there was ever a time to bet against the Spurs, this has to be it.
With forward Tim Duncan on crutches, it's a surprise the point spread isn't stacked against San Antonio, despite their 11-3 ATS run of terror in 14 trips to the Pepsi Centre in recent years. Watch the line move on this game and it's possible the earliest bets will be at the best price for this Spurs vs Nuggets battle.

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NIT Betting: Miami vs. Alabama

Alabama Crimson Tide looks to stamp its ticket to Madison Square Garden and the NIT Final Four when it faces Miami in college basketball action today.

The Crimson Tide, seeded No. 1 in Region 1, advanced here with a win over New Mexico, while the Hurricanes earned the spot with a win over Missouri State. Alabama is favored by 5.5 points at shops such as Sportsbook.ag today.

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March Madness Mascot Odds

The question of whether the devil is a human form or something other is easy for churchgoers to answer.

But what about bettors faced with making a decision on the winning mascot for the 2011 college basketball national tournament?

Birds, representing the Kansas Jayhawks and Marquette Golden Eagles, are the second betting choice at Bovada for this fun March Madness Mascot odds prop bet. Mammals, including Tar Heels, Huskies, Badgers, Cougars and Bulldogs, are next at 5/2.

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Kent State vs. Colorado on NIT odds

The Kent State Golden Flashes and Colorado Buffaloes meet up Tuesday night in the quarterfinals of the NIT.

The Golden Flashes advanced last time out with a 72-68 win over Fairfield as a 5.5-point underdog, while the Buffaloes defeated California 89-72 as a 6-point favorite.

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NBA Lines: Lakers vs. Jazz

The Los Angeles Lakers will be looking to continue their dominance of the Utah Jazz both SU and ATS when the teams meet on the hardwood in Salt Lake City on Friday night.

Los Angeles has won eight of its past 10 games against Utah straight up and they've been almost as effective against the spread, picking up the win in seven of those 10 vs. the NBA lines.

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Lakers vs Suns Betting Preview

The Lakers opened as 8-point favorites over the Suns but Phoenix backers quickly bet it down to -7 for tonight's Pacific Division battle.

Kobe's crew is 7-1 SU the past 8 times Steve Nash's gang has come to town. The Lakers have been hot as they gear towards a playoff push.

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