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Tigers open up a series in Washington

The Washington Nationals are expected to send Jordan Zimmermann to the mound on Wednesday night as they open up their interleague MLB betting series at home versus the Detroit Tigers.

Zimmermann has pitched the Nationals to victories in five of his six outings so far this season, allowing just eight earned runs over 44 innings of work while fanning 27 batters. The righthander is also 3-0 with a 1.23 ERA at home this season.

Washington hands the ball to starter Jordan Zimmermann in this one and he'll try to improve on his 5-1 mark on the year. Detroit counters with Anibal Sanchez, who will try to quiet the fans and the Nationals bats at the same time.

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Heat look for rebound against Bulls

After getting upset as a big favorite in Game 1 of their second-round series on Monday night the Miami Heat will be looking to rebound against the Bulls in Game 2 on Wednesday.

Miami fell 93-86 at home to Chicago as a 13-point favorite on the NBA betting lines in the opener of the best-of-seven series on Monday night, with Nate Robinson scoring 27 points for the Bulls in the win. LeBron James scored 24 points for the Heat.

Miami will face the 45-37 Bulls, who own a 36-46 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Heat are 43-39 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bulls are 37-45 favoring the OVER.

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Spurs seek to stretch a series lead

The San Antonio Spurs needed two overtimes to beat the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of their second-round series, with those teams meeting in Game 2 of the set on Wednesday night.

San Antonio topped Golden State 129-127 in double overtime in the opener of the series, failing to cover the 9.5-point spread at home in that contest. Tony Parker led the Spurs with 28 points, while Stephen Curry scored 44 points for the Warriors.

The Spurs bring a 58-24 record (39-41-2 ATS) to the battle against the 47-35 Warriors, who are 42-38-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen San Antonio go 36-45-1 so far and the Warriors go 46-35-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Capitals, Rangers Game 4 in New York

The New York Rangers will get a chance to tie up their first-round NHL playoff series against the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night when the teams meet for Game 4 of the set.

New York cut Washington's series lead to 2-1 on Monday night with a 4-3 win as a -140 home favorite at Madison Square Garden. Derek Stepan scored the winner for the Rangers in the third period of that game, with Henrik Lundqvist making 28 saves.

New York battles the Capitals, currently with a 27-18-3 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 16-22-10 for the Rangers and 21-24-3 for the Capitals.

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Thunder host the Grizzlies in Game 2

The Oklahoma City Thunder will be looking to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven second-round playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies when the teams meet in Game 2 on Tuesday.

Oklahoma City topped Memphis by a score of 93-91 but failed to cover the 3.5-point spread at home on the NBA betting lines at the sportsbooks in Game 1 of the series on Sunday afternoon. Kevin Durant poured in 35 points for the Thunder in that win.

Supporters of the Grizzlies have seen them go 56-26 and 46-34-2 ATS so far this season, while the Thunder are at 60-22 and 48-31-3 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Thunder are 36-43-3, while the Grizzlies are 33-48-1.

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Knicks look to rebound vs. the Pacers

Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks will try to even up their best-of-seven second-round series on Tuesday night as they play Game 2 against the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden.

The Pacers upset the Knicks by a score of 102-95 in New York as a 5.5-point underdog on the NBA betting odds in the opener of the series on Sunday afternoon. David West had 20 points for Indiana in that game; Anthony scored 27 points for the Knicks.

New York battles the Pacers, currently with a 49-32 mark (42-39 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 40-40-2 for the Knicks and 39-42 for the Pacers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Yankees open up a road set in Colorado

The New York Yankees will begin a road trip on Tuesday night as they head out to Coors Field in Denver to open up a three-game interleague MLB betting series against the Colorado Rockies.

The Yankees and the Rockies last met back in 2011, with New York winning two of three games at home in that series for their supporters on the MLB betting lines at the sportsbooks. Overall the Yankees and Rockies have split their last 10 meetings 5-5.

For the Rockies, Jorge De La Rosa gets the ball, charged with keeping the Yankees hitters off the base paths. He'll face Hiroki Kuroda, 4-1 on the year.

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Wild seek another win over Blackhawks

After picking up their first win of the series over the weekend the Minnesota Wild will try to even up their best-of-seven set with the favored Chicago Blackhawks in Game 4 on Tuesday night.

The Wild topped the Blackhawks by a score of 3-2 in overtime in Game 3 of the series on Sunday afternoon, winning as a +155 home underdog on the NHL betting odds at the sportsbooks. Jason Zucker potted the winner in OT for the Wild in Sunday's contest.

The Blackhawks will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 36-7-5 this season, while the Wild are 26-19-3. Chicago is 18-26-4 on the totals; Minnesota is 20-22-6.

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Orb Wins Kentucky Derby 2013

The Shug McGaughey trained Orb showed on Saturday afternoon under the Twin Spires why he was the buzz horse all week at Churchill Downs, rallying in the stretch to win the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby by 2 ½ lengths.

Over $130 million was wagered on the Run for the Roses, and Orb returned his backers $12.80 for a $2 wager and now will head to Baltimore next week as the betting favorite for the $1 million Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico.

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Heat play host to Bulls in Game 1

LeBron James and the Miami Heat will get back in action on Monday night as they open up their best-of-seven second-round NBA playoff series at home against the Chicago Bulls.

The Heat swept the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the playoffs, going 3-1 ATS in those four contests while producing three UNDER results for totals bettors. The Bulls went the distance with the Nets, winning Game 7 99-93 on Saturday night.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Heat currently sports a record of 66-16, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 46-36 ATS. The Bulls are 45-37 and 36-46 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Heat post a 43-39 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Bulls have gone 37-45 against the number.

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