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Nets climb NBA odds ladder with trade

The NBA draft saw more than a dozen trades, but one that had no bearing on draft night completely overturned the odds to win the NBA championship in 2014.

Boston agreed to trade Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn for draft picks and spare parts, and sportsbooks reacted predictably.

The Nets, 40/1 longshots earlier in the day, soared to 10/1, just behind the Miami Heat as favorites in the Eastern Conference.

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Tigers open up series in Tampa Bay

The Detroit Tigers will send 11-0 Max Scherzer to the mound on Friday night at Tropicana Field as they open up a three-game MLB betting series on the road against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Scherzer is 11-0 with a 3.05 ERA through his 15 starts so far this season, with Detroit going 12-3 over those contests on the MLB odds at the sportsbooks. The Tigers and Rays met in Detroit for three games at the start of June, with Detroit going 2-1.

Alex Colome will get the ball for the Rays; Colome is 1-0 to date on the season.

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Blue Jays open series at Fenway Park

The Toronto Blue Jays will be looking to knock off a division rival on Thursday night as they open up a key four-game MLB betting series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

The Blue Jays won two of three games at Fenway Park when the teams last met in the middle of May, and are 8-1 in their past nine trips to Fenway.

Overall Boston is 5-4 against Toronto in nine games this season. The OVER/UNDER went 5-4 for totals bettors at the sportsbooks in those contests.

Boston hands the ball to starter Jon Lester in this one and he'll try to improve on his 7-4 mark on the year. The Jays have a losing record against left handed starters (9-12).

Toronto counters with Chien-Ming Wang, who will try to quiet the fans and the Red Sox bats at the same time. He faced the Red Sox several times when he was with the New York Yankees.

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NBA Draft Odds: Noel tops board

The Cleveland Cavaliers have the top pick in Thursday night's NBA Draft, and the oddsmakers at the sportsbooks expect them to take Kentucky center Nerlens Noel.

Noel is the 4/7 favorite on the NBA Draft odds at Bovada to be the first overall pick on Thursday night, with reports suggesting that the Cavaliers will either take him or Maryland center Alex Len with their selection. Len is next at 3/2 on the odds to be the first overall pick.
 

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CFL Week 1 Betting Preview

The Canadian Football League kicks off its 2013 season on Thursday night with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers playing host to the Montreal Alouettes at their new stadium. Here's a look at the four matchups on the CFL betting schedule for Week 1, with games on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Find this week's CFL odds plus Grey Cup futures at Bovada.

Thu June 27 - Montreal at Winnipeg, 9:00pm ET
Last 10 Meetings: Winnipeg 4-6 SU, 7-3 ATS | OU 4-5-1

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CFL Odds and Props for 2013 Season

The Toronto Argonauts and the Calgary Stampeders met in the Grey Cup in 2012, but those teams aren't favored to meet in that championship game in 2013 on the latest CFL betting props at the sportsbooks.

At Bovada the Montreal Alouettes vs. B.C. Lions and Toronto Argonauts vs. B.C. Lions Grey Cup matchups are pegged as the 9/2 co-favorites on the CFL props heading into the 2013 season, with Alouettes vs. Stampeders and Argonauts vs. Stampeders both listed at 13/2 odds. Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. B.C. Lions is at 8/1 on the Grey Cup matchup prop.

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D-Backs continue set in Washington

The Arizona Diamondbacks will be up against Jordan Zimmermann on Wednesday night as they continue their MLB betting series on the road against the Washington Nationals.

Zimmermann sits at 10-3 with a 2.26 ERA on the season, and he held the Rockies to one unearned run over eight innings of work in his most recent start. The righthander is 1-2 with a 2.75 ERA over his three career outings against the Diamondbacks.

The match puts starter Wade Miley for the Diamondbacks on the hill; Miley brings a 4-6 mark to the game.

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Rangers open series at Yankee Stadium

The Texas Rangers are expected to have Yu Darvish on the mound on Tuesday night as they open up a marquee three-game MLB betting series on the road against the New York Yankees.

The Rangers went just 3-4 against the Yankees last season, although Darvish held New York scoreless on seven hits over 8 1-3 innings of work in his only start against them. The righthander sits at 7-3 with a 2.84 ERA so far on the season.

Hiroki Kuroda will pitch for the Yankees; Kuroda is 7-5 to date on the season.

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Blue Jays underdogs to extend streak

The Toronto Blue Jays look to extend the longest win streak of the season today, but they are underdogs in Tampa Bay to win their 12th straight game.

For the Rays, Jeremy Hellickson gets the ball and he will try to cool off the hot Toronto bats. He'll face Esmil Rogers, 2-0 this year.

Toronto is up $1340 on the moneyline during this 11-game win streak and is finally showing the promise that had them listed as World Series favorites back in April. That rally makes up for steep early losses as they faltered as favorites over and over again.

Baseball bettors have warmed to Toronto almost as much as they have to Pittsburgh. The Pirates are up $2,125 on the moneyline for the season. No other team is up even $1,000.

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Giants begin series at Dodger Stadium

The San Francisco Giants have picked up the win in each of their last five games against the Los Angeles Dodgers as those NL West clubs get a three-game series underway on Monday night.

Overall the Giants are 5-1 against the Dodgers so far this season, winning two of three games in Los Angeles back at the beginning of April. San Francisco is also sitting at 7-3 in the past 10 games between the teams dating back to last season.

For the Dodgers, Hyun-Jin Ryu gets the ball, charged with keeping the Giants hitters off the base paths. He'll face Madison Bumgarner, 7-4 on the year.

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