ALCS Opening Odds and Preview

ALCS odds reflect the Yankees position in this series of David versus Goliath, but the Texas Rangers are a dangerous underdog with home-field advantage, making them a serious David threat.

New York boasts a powerful combination of hitting and pitching, and this is why sportsbooks have the Rangers vs Yankees odds set at -145 in Game 1 of the series.

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NHL Betting Preview and Odds

Tampa Bay will be a slight underdog when the Lightning fly into Philadelphia on Thursday night to face the Flyers.

Playing on no rest, this could be a spot to bet the home team, which traded one of its best players - Simon Gagne - to Tampa in the offseason.

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NFL Line Moves on Favorites

Betting favorites this season has been like putting money in the shredding machine, but bettors aren’t shying away from some heavy favorites to create significant Week 6 NFL line moves.

Underdogs have dominated the board for three straight weeks, but is this be the week that NFL favorites finally come to play?

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UFC 120 Odds: Bisping vs Akiyama

Every time Michael Bisping (19-3) steps into the Octagon in the U.K., like he will Saturday at UFC 120, he’s heavily favored to win.

This time he will face Korean sensation Yoshiro Akiyama (13-2) and oddsmakers have “The Count” as the -200 favorite this Saturday at the O2 Arena in London. Akiyama will pay +160 as the underdog, mainly because Bisping has shown in the past that he can be put to sleep if he ends up on the wrong end of a heavy shot to his chin.

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UCF vs Marshall Betting Preview

Conference USA gets the spotlight from ESPN on Wednesday night as Central Florida travels to face Marshall as a small road favorite.  

Central Florida has started well this college football betting season at 3-2 and 1-0 in the conference while Marshall has struggled, going 1-4 and 0-1 in the conference. The UCF Marshall odds situation reflects these divergent starts.

[ Article courtesy of Bovada - home of 295% bonus offers ] Central Florida is a 5.5 -point favorite with a total of 44 at SBG Global 

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Week 6 Free NFL Picks

Brett Favre, his struggling team and his struggling decision-making, seems to have it pretty toough, heading into a must-win Week 6 battle against the equally desperate Cowboys.

Dallas’ coach Wade Phillips would kill to be Brett Favre right now. While the Vikings’ quarterback is busy dealing with some issues in his personal life, to put it mildly, that’s nothing compared to what Phillips has to deal with.

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Bellator 32 Odds: Grove vs Konrad

With only three live events remaining in Season 3 of the Bellator Fighting Championships, the promotion will crown two new champions this Thursday night in Kansas City.

The main event for the Heavyweight title will feature Neil “Goliath” Grove (9-2-1) taking on two-time NCAA Division I Heavyweight Wrestling champion Cole "The Polar Bear" Konrad (6-0). The Bellator 32 odds list have Konrad as a heavy favorite.

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Chargers Top Power Rankings After Week 5

The NFL power rankings look a whole lot different this week. And no, we haven't gone crazy by putting San Diego No. 1.

Using our new computerized NFL power rankings formula that dissects and crunches every team's offensive stats, defensive stats, and strength of schedule the Chargers are our new No. 1 team. In case you haven't already guessed, the new rankings formula doesn't use special teams data and we will be reviewing this in future weeks.

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NFL Betting Trends: Week 6

Seattle's coming off its bye week and heads to Chicago as an underdog in Week 6 of the NFL season. With the way underdogs are biting, do they deserve your money this week? The trends say no.

The Seahawks must hate being away from home because they've been a total disaster on the road for quite awhile. Seattle is currently riding a four-game road losing streak during which they're also 0-4 ATS. Look back a little further and you'll find they're 1-10 SU and ATS in their last 11 road games.

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Texas vs Tampa Game 5 Odds Preview

The AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays have all the momentum after coming back from an 0-2 deficit to force a deciding game in their best-of-five ALDS against the Texas Rangers.

The home crowd at Tropicana Field on Tuesday should give Tampa Bay the boost it needs. Still, most books only give them a slight advantage as -115 favorites.

Tampa Bay’s bats came alive in Game 4 of the ALDS, sending Texas starter Tommy Hunter to the showers after just four innings. Texas will travel to the sunshine state for Game 5; set to get underway at 8:07 p.m. ET.

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