MLB Betting: Nationals vs. Angels

The Washington Nationals head west for the opener of an Interleague matchup with the Los Angeles Angels tonight.

John Lannan (5-5, 3.40) gets the start for Washington, while Ervin Santana (3-8, 4.22) goes for the Angels. Lannan recorded a win over the Mariners last time out after allowing one run on three hits in 5 2-3 innings. Santana is coming off a loss against the Marlins in which he allowed two runs on five hits in five innings.


MLB Odds: Cleveland vs. San Francisco

The Cleveland Indians conclude their first visit to San Francisco in six year tonight when they finish off a three-game set with the Giants.

Fasuto Carmona (4-9. 5.98) gets the call for Cleveland tonight and Madison Bumgarner (3-9, 4.06) will start for the Giants. Carmona surrendered seven runs on nine hits over 4 2-3 innings against Colorado in his last start. Bumgarner was awful in his last start, getting only one out in the first inning before getting the hook after allowing eight runs on nine hits.


UFC Betting: Marquardt vs. Story

*Editor Note: Rick Story will now fight Charlie Brenneman after Nate Marquardt failed a medical test - see the new lines. A busy weekend for MMA fans and bettors continues Sunday night when the UFC invades the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for UFC Live: Marquardt vs. Story.


MLB Betting: Angels vs. Dodgers

Interleague play delivers the battle of Los Angeles today when the Angels and Dodgers clash at Dodger Stadium.

Rookie Tyler Chatwood (4-4, 3.84) gets the start for the Angels, while Hiroki Kuroda (5-8, 3.07) goes to the hill for the Dodgers. Chatwood tossed seven shutout innings in his last start against the Mets. Kuroda also pitched seven shutout innings in his last start against Houston.


MLB Odds: Red Sox vs. Pirates

The Boston Red Sox head to Pittsburgh tonight to start a three-game series with the Pirates.

Jon Lester (9-3, 3.70) starts for the Red sox tonight, while Paul Maholm (3-8. 3.29) gets the call for Pittsburgh. Lester is coming off a loss against Milwaukee in which he allowed four runs on seven hits over eight innings. Maholm faced the Indians last time out and picked up a loss after giving up four runs on seven hits in 6 1-3 innings.


NBA Draft Odds: Will Knight Go No. 3

After the first two picks of the NBA Draft the rest of the first round is wide open, providing a great opportunity for bettors to make some cash on Thursday night.

If you want to believe the numerous mock drafts circulating around the web Kyrie Irving is going No. 1 to Cleveland and Derrick Williams will be the No. 2 pick for Minnesota. After that it's anyone's guess, but according to the oddsmakers at Bovada the No. 3 pick, which belongs to the Utah Jazz, will likely be Brandon Knight.


Alouettes vs BC in CFL Opening Odds

Canada Day weekend appropriately marks the kickoff of the CFL season and a tilt between the BC Lions and Montreal Alouettes highlights Week 1 betting action.

And while betting trends don't always continue year over year, some historical angles between these teams are worth checking out.

For starters, the two-time defending champions from Montreal have all kinds of trouble at home against BC. In the past 13 games in Montreal, the Alouettes have covered the CFL point spread just twice. That's right - 2-11 ATS run.


MLB Betting: Diamondbacks vs. Royals

The Arizona Diamondbacks finish off a three-game series with the Kansas City Royals tonight at Kauffman Stadium.

Daniel Hudson (8-5, 3.56) gets the start for Diamondbacks, while Felipe Paulino (0-4, 4.10) is on tap for the Royals. Hudson is coming off a complete-game three-hitter against the White Sox in which he allowed one run. Paulino gave up four runs on five hits in six innings in a no decision against St. Louis last time out.


Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Odds

Sprint Cup drivers will add right turns to their repertoire this weekend with the first road course race of the season, the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway.

Last season at Infineon Jimmie Johnson won his first road course race. If he can repeat his visit to Victory Lane this weekend he'll do it as an 8/1 underdog at Bovada. Johnson has three Top-5 finishes in his last seven starts at Infineon, and before finishing well back in 27th last week at Michigan he had posted back-to-back Top-10 finishes.


NHL Draft Odds Favor Hopkins

The Edmonton Oilers are already stacked with prospects on the wing; oddsmakers think they'll go for a dynamic playmaking centre when they make the first overall selection in the NHL Draft on Friday night.



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