Heat Bulls Odds Preview

The Bulls are 3-0 ATS against the Heat so far in 2012 and another win tonight helps keep them ahead of Miami for playoff seed positioning.

That gives motivation to Chicago, but also to Miami in a game that remained off the board early Thursday. (Watch for the opening Bulls vs Heat point spread at BetOnline later).

The Heat sport records of 44-17 and 30-31 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Bulls sit at 47-15 and 35-26-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 25-34-2 for the Heat and 32-30 for the Bulls.


Chicago Phoenix Game 4 Betting Preview

The Phoenix Coyotes hold a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference quarterfinal series as they head into Game 4 of the set on the NHL betting lines against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.

The Coyotes won 3-2 in overtime in Game 3 of the series on Tuesday night, with Mikkel Boedker providing the winner in the extra frame. Chicago forward Marian Hossa left that contest on a stretcher.


All three games have gone into overtime so far and Chicago is favored considerably on the Game 4 moneyline at Bovada.

Chicago will face the 42-27-13 Coyotes. In totals betting, the Blackhawks are 42-39-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Coyotes are 30-39-13 favoring the OVER.


Capitals vs Bruins Game 4 Pick

The Washington Capitals will be skating without a key player on Thursday night as they play host to the Boston Bruins in Game 4 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (illegal cross check) has been suspended for Game 4, and his team is down 2-1 in the series after getting beaten in Game 3 on Monday night at home by a 4-3 score.

Washington battles the Bruins, currently with a 49-29-4 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 40-37-5 for the Capitals and 46-33-3 for the Bruins.


Phillies Giants Odds: Lee vs Cain

The San Francisco Giants look for a second straight win over the Phillies in a Wednesday MLB odds battle at AT&T Park.

It's a battle of high-end starting pitching as Philadelphia puts its faith in starter Cliff Lee to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-1. Getting the ball for the Giants is Matt Cain, who owns a 1-0 record on the season with a 3.00 ERA.


Magic vs Celtics NBA odds preview

Boston looks to cover the Celtics-Magic pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 36-26 mark when they host Orlando in NBA action.

Boston lost last night against the Knicks and the aging Celtics may be a good fade bet here on no rest. The Celts have won and covered all three meetings this year.

Watch for the status of Dwight Howard who was inactive last time out for the Magic.

The Celtics are 36-26 so far on the season, and 31-30-1 ATS vs. the number. The Magic, meanwhile, are 36-25 and 32-29 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Boston go 27-35 and the Magic go 32-28-1 on the totals.


Canucks vs Kings Game 4 Betting

The Vancouver Canucks will be looking to avoid elimination on Wednesday night as they play Game 4 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series in Los Angeles against the favored Kings.

The Canucks dropped the first three games of this best-of-seven series to the Kings despite being the top overall seed in the West this season. Vancouver will be an underdog on Wednesday night.

The Kings bring a 40-27-15 record to the battle against the 51-22-9 Canucks. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 23-43-16 so far and the Canucks go 35-37-10.


Flyers Penguins Game 4 Odds Preview

The Philadelphia Flyers will try to bounce the Pittsburgh Penguins from the playoffs on Wednesday night as home favorites at the sportsbooks as those clubs meet in Game 4 of their playoff series.

The Flyers increased their series lead to 3-0 on Sunday with an 8-4 home win and at many sportsbooks they've moved to the top of the Stanley Cup futures - where the Penguins used to reside.

Pittsburgh will be without three suspended players - Craig Adams, Arron Asham and James Neal - from their Game 3 actions. Neal is the most important as he led the team in goals and led the NHL in power play goals.

The Flyers sport records of 47-26-9 heading into this matchup, while the Penguins sit at 51-25-6 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 43-37-2 for the Flyers and 43-31-8 for the Penguins.


Senators Rangers Game 4 Betting

The New York Rangers and the Ottawa Senators will meet in another NHL betting matchup on Wednesday night as those clubs battle in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

The Rangers took a 2-1 lead in the series on Monday night, winning 1-0 as a road favorite in a good result for UNDER bettors on the totals. Brian Boyle scored for New York in the win on Monday.

The Senators bring a 41-31-10 record to the battle against the 51-24-7 Rangers. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Ottawa go 42-38-2 so far and the Rangers go 32-31-19.


Mets vs Braves Betting Preview

New York pays a visit to Atlanta on Tuesday, riding a 6-1 streak against the Braves in MLB wagering action.

Johan Santana gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Mets on this day; he's 0-1 on the season but has pitched well. The Braves, meanwhile, will counter with Randall Delgado, who will be looking to improve on his 1-0 mark.

View NY Mets vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.


Celtics vs Knicks NBA odds battle

Playoff seeding is at stake as Boston pays a visit to New York on Tuesday, hoping to send the Knicks to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.

Boston is 9-1 SU in their past 10 against the Knicks, but they may be without Ray Allen again. The Celts are 6-3 ATS in their past 9 against NY and have covered 4 straight here.

Watch the opening Celts-Knicks point spread at TopBet as it was slow Tuesday due to injury situations.

The Knicks are 31-29 so far on the season, and 31-29 ATS vs. the number. The Celtics, meanwhile, are 36-25 and 31-29-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 23-37 and the Celtics go 26-35 on the totals.



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