Devils, Bolts on NHL lines

The New Jersey Devils will try to make it nine straight victories when they travel to Tampa Bay as a +115 road underdog against the Lightning in NHL betting action Friday night.

The Devils may be in too deep of a hole, but a 16-1-2 run has at least resurrected the possibility of a 14th-straight postseason appearance for them. New Jersey could be a good road underdog possibility against Tampa Bay, who have not defeated the Devils at St. Pete Times Forum in seven straight head-to-head.


Los Angeles matchup on NBA odds

STAPLES Center features a battle between the Lakers and Clippers with both teams feeling right at home in NBA betting action on Friday.

Kobe Bryant's Lakers look for some momentum heading towards the playoffs while the Clippers try to regain some traction earned early in the season. Lately, it's more Blake Griffin's dunks than LA Clipper wins that are amusing the betting public but the Clips are 7-1 ATS in their past 8 vs the Lakers.


Jake Locker NFL Combine Odds

University of Washington quarterback Jake Locker will have many eyes on him at the 2011 NFL Scout Combine trials and that means plenty of NFL Combine odds for fans to debate.

The No. 3 ranked QB prospect is an all-around athlete who has posted some impressive numbers when it comes to the 40-yard dash.


Pitt tips off with West Virginia

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Thursday when the Mountaineers of West Virginia hit the hard court against Pittsburgh in an important Big East hoops clash.

The Panthers bring a 24-3 record (11-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 17-9 Mountaineers, who are 9-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Pittsburgh go 11-10 so far and the Mountaineers go 11-11.


Nuggets open as NBA underdog vs Celtics

The new-look Denver Nuggets, minus Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups, host Boston on Thursday, looking to build on their 33-25 mark against the 41-14 Celtics in NBA action at Pepsi Center.

The Nuggets are 33-25 so far on the season, and 25-30-3 ATS vs. the number and are the league's highest-scoring team. The Celtics, meanwhile, are 41-14 and 27-26-2 ATS and boast the NBA's top defense. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Denver go 31-26-1 and the Celtics go 28-27 on the totals.


NBA Betting: Bulls vs. Heat

The visiting Heat should expect to confront an angry host when they travel to Chicago Thursday to face a Bulls team fresh off an embarrassing loss to Toronto.

The Bulls currently sports a record of 38-17, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 33-21-1 ATS. The Heat are 42-15 and 28-28-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bulls post a 23-32 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Heat have gone 31-25-1 against the number.


Thunder meet Spurs on NBA odds

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Wednesday when the Thunder of Oklahoma City hit the hard court against the Spurs of San Antonio.

The Spurs currently sports a record of 46-10, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 34-20-2 ATS. The Thunder are 36-19 and 28-27 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Spurs post a 27-29 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Thunder have gone 33-22 against the number.


Temple faces Duke in NCAAB betting

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Duke Blue Devils try to run the Owls off the court at Cameron Indoor Stadium in college hoops action.

And if the stats machine can be trusted, this will be a good spot to bet the underdog Owls. Duke will face the 21-5 Owls, who own a 13-10 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Blue Devils are 12-13 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Owls are 13-10 favoring the OVER.


Carmelo Trade Jolts Knicks Odds

If Carmelo Anthony playing in New York was inevitable, so too the sudden spike in the Knicks odds to win the NBA championship.

And while the trade took five months to unfold, sportsbooks like Bovada were busy adjusting NBA futures and setting new Carmelo props within hours.

The Knicks had been 40/1 to 50/1 odds at most sportsbooks, but the Carmelo-Stoudemire partnership created some betting interest on Broadway and many books dropped the Knicks to 30/1.


Lakers home to Hawks in NBA

The Lakers hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Tuesday as the Hawks pay a visit to STAPLES Center in NBA betting action.

The Lakers currently sports a record of 38-19, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 25-32 ATS. The Hawks are 34-21 and 25-30 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Lakers post a 23-34 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Hawks have gone 24-31 against the number.



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