NBA Playoff betting: 76ers vs. Heat

The Miami Heat have won seven in a row against the Philadelphia 76ers heading into today's opener of their first round playoff series.

The last time the Heat and 76ers clashed on March 27 in Miami the Heat crushed Philadelphia 111-99 as an 8-point favorite. Dwyane Wade led the Heat with 39 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, while Louis Williams had 24 points for the 76ers.

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NBA Playoff Betting: Western Conference

It took until the last day of the regular season to complete the Wild West playoff picture in the NBA and bettors have been scrambling to get the latest odds information ever since.

Portland and Dallas survived the season-long grind and will tip off in the lone Western Conference betting matchup on Saturday; the other series are slated to begin on Sunday.

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MLB Odds: Marlins vs. Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies have won six straight versus the Florida Marlins as the NL East division foes kickoff a three-game series tonight in Philadelphia.

Javier Vazquez (1-1, 8.64) will get the start for Florida tonight, while Roy Oswalt (2-0, 2.25) takes the mound for Philadelphia. In his last start Vazquez picked up a win over Houston after allowing four runs on eight hits in six innings, while Oswalt allowed one earned run on five hits in six innings in a win against Atlanta.

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Rangers, Caps on NHL lines

The New York Rangers fell 2-1 in overtime to the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of their NHL playoff series on Wednesday night.

Henrik Lundqvist and company will be looking to bounce back as +140 road underdogs at Sportsbook.ag for Game 2 in Washington on Friday night in NHL betting action.

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MLB Odds: Cardinals vs. Dodgers

The St. Louis Cardinals carry a four-game winning streak against the Dodgers into tonight when they face off in Los Angeles in the opener of a four-game series.

The story is a little different in Los Angeles, where the Dodgers have won their last five against the Cardinals. On the mound for tonight's game will be Jaime Garcia (1-0, 0.60) for the Cardinals and Hiroki Kuroda (2-0, 1.72) for the Dodgers.

In his last start Garcia allowed one run on four hits while striking out nine over six innings in a no decision against the Giants. Kuroda picked up a win over the Padres in his last start after tossing 8 2-3 shutout innings.

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NBA Playoff Betting: Eastern Conference

It’s a new season where everyone has a clean slate and bettors get a chance to make up for past losses. The best of the East in the NBA tip off on Saturday, with the conference champion Chicago Bulls the favorite to come through for backers.

Sportsbook.ag doesn’t think much of the Pacers' chances against the Bulls in their opening-round series that starts Saturday afternoon at the United Center. Chicago will open the series at -4000 against Indiana (+2000) on the series betting lines.

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Aaron's 499 Betting Preview

Kevin Harvick has won two of the last three Sprint Cup Series races and is the defending champion at the Aaron's 499. As a result, Harvick is the odds-on favorite at +650 at Sportsbook.ag to repeat his performance at the Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday.

In addition to his victories Harvick has produced two other Top-10 finishes this season, and he will garner a ton of support for this race on the NASCAR betting lines. Harvick now sits in ninth in the Sprint Cup Series standings.

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NFL Lockout Betting Update

Tom Brady has drawn a lot of headlines lately. Unfortunately, those headlines have had nothing to do with the New England quarterback's arm or the fact that his Patriots are currently co-favorites to win Super Bowl XLVI.

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Sooners favored for BCS title

With the bulk of their starters returning on both sides of the ball the Oklahoma Sooners are in a prime position to claim their first BCS National Championship in more than a decade.

On the latest BCS National Championship futures at Bovada the Sooners are heavily favored at 15/4, and it's not hard to see why. The Sooners have nine starters returning on offense and eight defensive starters back for next season.

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Bellator 41 Fight Card Betting

One of Bellator’s best fight cards to date will go down this weekend when the promotion moves to Yuma, Arizona for Bellator 41.

Featured on the card will be Featherweight champion Joe Warren and Bantamweight champion Zach Makovsky in non-title fights against two very good contenders.

And Bellator 41 doesn’t stop there, as there are also two Featherweight tournament semifinal fights plus a heavyweight bout involving rising star Tony Johnson.

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