Hugh Hefner Marriage Odds

Hugh Hefner, the ultimate bachelor, may be heading down the aisle in 2011 with 24-year-old Playmate Crystal Harris.

Hef popped the question to Harris, his live-in girlfriend, on Christmas Day and he did not skimp on the ring, as it is 3-carrots and set on a diamond and platinum band.

I am pretty sure she liked it since she is the one who picked it out! And it naturally generates interest in Hugh Hefner Marriage odds and other fun entertainment props.

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Winter Classic on NHL lines

On New Year's Day it’s the NHL's Winter Classic from Pittsburgh, where the Penguins will be favorites against Alex Ovechkin and his Washington Capitals.

Assuming the game isn't rained out.

Pittsburgh won their only meeting 3-2 in a shootout earlier in December, but Washington won all four last season. The difference-maker could be the intangible extra man in the home crowd. The Penguins own a solid 13-6-1 record at home, while the Capitals have struggled on the road, going 8-8-1.

This should make the Penguins favorites with NHL betting lines for the matchup.

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WVU, Marquette NCAAB Matchup

You can enjoy lots of college basketball betting matchups this New Year’s Day Saturday. West Virginia (8-3) travels to Marquette (9-4) for an 11:00a.m. ET tilt on Saturday morning.

The Mountaineers haven’t been as dominant as some betting experts expected since they reached the Final Four last season, though eight wins in 11 games is nothing to sneeze at. Thanks to a solid offense led by guard Casey Mitchell, the Mountaineers average 76.6 points per game.

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Hawks, Thunder on NBA odds

Leading off the key weekend NBA betting matchups is a cross-conference battle between the Atlanta Hawks and Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night. NBA odds have the hosting Thunder listed as five-point favorites at books like Sportsbook.ag and Bovada with the over/under falling at 196.

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Uncle Mo Kentucky Derby favorite

A trio of New York horses lead the early odds to win the 2011 Kentucky Derby with Uncle Mo leading the way.

The Breeders' Cup juvenile winner seems to have his mojo and bettors like what they have seen in the son of 1998 Derby favorite Indian Charlie. Racebook managers are reading carefully, opening him as 4/1 favorites a full five months ahead of the Churchill Downs run.

Todd Pletcher will train the horse, who arrived in Florida two weeks before Christmas to begin workouts in the run-up to the Derby prep schedule.

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K1, SRC odds in Japan MMA

The last chance for MMA action in 2010 takes place in Japan this week and there’s lots of interesting fights to pick from.

While heavy favorites like Megumi Fujii will have crazy MMA odds of -2500 at Bovada, matches like Kazunori Yokota vs. Jadamba Narantungalag offer near even numbers.

On Dec 30th the SRC Soul of Fight promotion will display 28 fights with some of the best MMA artists outside of the UFC.

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NFL Week 17 Power Rankings

For everyone who pegged the Eagles as Super Bowl contenders, pay attention to their recent slide in our power rankings here.

And the thought that a Seattle win in Week 17 would put them in the playoffs makes us gag. They are rated 31st here and would be a 7-9 NFC West champion, ugh!

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Heat, Rockets: NBA Betting

The Miami Heat have been a popular pick in NBA betting circles of late, and that won’t change when they visit the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.

LeBron James and the Heat have heated up in NBA betting, beating the spread 11 times during their recent 14-1 run. On Christmas Day, they were 3.5-point underdogs visiting the Lakers at Bovada and Bovada but they prevailed and then some, winning 96-80.

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Eagles favored big over Vikes

For the first time since 1946 there will be an NFL betting game played on a Tuesday night and the Eagles have plenty of impetus to win and win big here. 

The Minnesota Vikings visit the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday in a game that was supposed to be played on Sunday but a snowstorm caused the game to be moved to Tuesday night.  NBC will still be televising the game and the Eagles are still heavily favored.

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NFL Week 17 Betting Trends

The Giants are smarting following a beatdown by the Packers last week, but if the trends are right they should bounce back with a big win against Washington in Week 17.

New York was a 3-point underdog last week against Green Bay but in the end it wasn't even close as the Packers rolled to a 45-17 win. This week the Giants get a rematch against the Redskins after hammering them 31-7 in Week 13 as an 8-point favorite.

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