NFL Week 12 Prop Bets

The end of Vince Young's season in Tennessee could mean a nice payday for props bettors when Rusty Smith gets his first career NFL start this weekend.

The props for Smith at Bovada could be harder to figure out than you might think. You've got an inexperienced QB making his first-ever start and second-ever appearance in an NFL game, but he gets to do it against the team with the worst pass defense in the league - the Houston Texans.

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NBA Lines: Heat vs. Mavs

The highly-anticipated Heat vs. Mavericks matchup on Saturday night will draw plenty of action from NBA bettors. Miami has let its fans down so far despite the fact management brought in LeBron James and Chris Bosh over the summer.

Dallas has won eight straight over Miami, and won’t be retreating anytime soon against the hired guns from the sunny south. The Heat, meanwhile, have been able to cover in five of those losses against the Mavericks at sportsbooks like Bovada. This fact should not be lost when wagering on the game.

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NHL Lines: Sabres vs. Habs

Buffalo has been better on the road, and it will suit the Sabres just fine to be underdogs when they face the Canadiens on Saturday night at the Bell Centre.

These are teams with a deep-rooted animosity for one another, and although Montreal has won the previous three matchups, the Sabres are the team that has won six of the last 10 head-to-head meetings.

Underdog bettors at sportsbooks like Bovada could be tempted with the overall record of the Sabres against the Canadiens and wager on a possible big payday.

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NCAAF Betting: The Iron Bowl

The Iron Bowl was first contested between Auburn and Alabama in 1893 but Friday's edition of the game might be the most significant with Auburn primed for a BCS title game berth with a win over the team that won it all in 2009.

How Friday and Saturday’s action plays out will go a long way in deciding this season’s BCS picture. And if you think all three top-rated teams will lose, it's an 80/1 payout at Bovada.

Here’s a look at this weekend’s key games.

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Grey Cup Odds Preview

The Grey Cup is set, as in a match up of last year's big game the Montreal Alouettes will face the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Last week Montreal had no problem in crushing Toronto 48-17 while Saskatchewan scored a 20-16 upset over Calgary with a great defensive game.

Grey Cup Preview and Odds - Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Montreal Alouettes

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Preseason NIT Finals Odds

The title-game matchup is set for the NIT Season Tip-Off and it sees Villanova favored slightly over Tennessee.

The matchup isn’t a huge surprise; Villanova is the seventh-ranked team in the country and Tennessee is 24th. Bovada has Villanova favored by four points.

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Spurs, Mavs on NBA Odds

San Antonio will be a small favorite when they host formidable division-rival Dallas on Friday night in their first encounter since the Spurs eliminated the Mavs in last season’s playoffs.

San Antonio (13-1 SU, 9-4-1 ATS) has dominated opponents this year, but Dallas has gone 5-5 SU over the past 10 games head-to-head and took three-of-four in last year’s regular season - before bowing out in the playoffs.

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Ducks, Hawks on NHL Odds

It’s as though oddsmakers are ignoring the excellent home record of the Ducks, who will be slight underdogs when they host the defending-champion Blackhawks on Friday night at the Honda Center.

Chicago (-115 at Sportsbook.ag) sports a solid 6-4-2 record on the road, but they are going up against equal foes in Anaheim (-105 at Sportsbook.ag). The teams are both playing .500 hockey and have split the previous four games head-to-head.

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NFL Thanksgiving Day Odds

Thanksgiving Day in America comes with some annual traditions - the parade, a big turkey dinner, and betting on NFL football. Detroit and Dallas play host this year as they have for decades, and the third game will be hosted by the New York Jets. Here’s a look at this year’s Turkey Day action.

New England Patriots (-6.5) at Detroit Lions (+6.5), 12:30 PM ET - best Pats line was at Bovada at -6.5 Wednesday

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Preseason NIT Semifinal Odds

The Final Four are set for the NIT preseason tournament, officially known as the NIT Season Tip-Off.

No. 24 Tennessee battles VCU at 7:00 p.m. ET. Wednesday night in New York City. Both teams enter their semifinal matchup at 3-0 on the season. Bovada and SportsBetting.ag have the Volunteers favored by two points over VCU; Bovada has the spread at 2.5 points. No major books have set an over/under yet.

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