UFC Fight Night 78 Betting Odds Preview

Kelvin Gastelum

The UFC makes their way to the Mexico once again when the travel to Monterrey for The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale. The main event features Kelvin Gastelum, the American-born son of Mexican immigrants, facing off against Neil Magny.

Gastelum is moving back to welterweight after going up to middleweight in his last fight following weight issues. Through his 12 career MMA fights, Gastelum has proven to be dangerous in all aspects of the game with four wins by T/KO, four by submission and three by decision.


Alvarez vs Cotto Boxing Betting Preview

Since suffering his first professional loss against Floyd Mayweather Jr., Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has won each of his last three fights. Alvarez will compete for the WBC and The Ring Middleweight titles this Saturday in a bout against Miguel Cotto in Las Vegas.

Saul Alvarez is going off as a -325 favorite in Saturday night's fight at online sportsbook 5Dimes. The total for the fight is set at 11.5 rounds with the OVER favored at -170 and the UNDER paying +150.


Baylor, Oklahoma State Has Huge Total

Baylor and Oklahoma State are set to clash in one of the most important football games of the Big 12 season in Stillwater on Saturday. With two high-octane offenses taking the field, the total has been set at a ridiculous 78.0, which ties it for the sixth highest total this year.

So far this season, there have been 19 games close with a total of 75.0 or higher with the OVER going 13-6 in those contests. Those 19 games have seen the teams combine for an average of 86.2 points per game and on six occasions score 100-plus points.


Nover: How to Beat NFL Thursday Games

Want to know the secret on how to beat NFL Thursday night games? It's a simple handicap: Go with the experienced head coach. They know how to get their teams ready during a short turnaround week.
Teams with an experienced coach are 8-0 against the spread this season when going against a first or second year coach on Thursday night, taking advantage of inexperienced head coaches that haven't been in this unique spot before.


Seahawks are Red-Hot ATS vs 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks are no strangers to one another, but the teams that are set to face off in Week 11 appear to be shells of their former selves compared to what we’ve seen over the last few years. To say Seattle has had the upper hand at the betting window in this series would be a massive understatement, however. The Seahawks are a red-hot 9-0 ATS in their last nine against the Niners.

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<li>The 49ers are 0-6 SU and 1-5 ATS in their last six games on the road.</li>
<li>The Seahawks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games in Week 11.</li>
<li>The total has gone OVER in five of the Seahawks' last seven games at home.</li>

San Fran has struggled mightily this season in light of an offseason exodus of players that included the departure of their former head coach, Jim Harbaugh. The 49ers (3-6 SU, 4-5 ATS) are just 1-4 ATS at home but have covered the spread in three out of their four road tilts this year.

Seattle (4-5 SU, 2-6-1 ATS) has been far from a sure thing, too. The Seahawks, fresh off a crushing last-minute loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX, have struggled to get anything going this season and must pick up their socks soon or the playoffs may not be a possibility for Pete Carroll’s squad this year.

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Cowboys Total Wins & Tony Romo Props

Tony Romo Dez Bryant Dallas Cowboys

This season could very well go down as a lost season for the Dallas Cowboys. The team entered the season with high expectations thanks to winning the NFC East last season and had it not been for a questionable no-catch ruling against Green Bay in the playoffs, they would have been in the NFC Championship Game. Any aspirations of a deep playoff run this season were quickly dashed thanks to a rash of injuries that affected key players on both sides of the ball.


Vikings Seeking Ninth Straight Cover

Adrian Peterson Vikings

The Green Bay Packers have been the kings of the NFC North for the better part of the last decade, but a new player has emerged in 2015: the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings (7-2 SU) have looked great this season and have particularly been strong for bettors, posting an 8-1 record ATS including an eight-game streak where they have covered the spread.

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<li>The Vikings are 0-4 SU and ATS in their last four games in Week 11.</li>
<li>The Packers are 0-4 ATS in their last four games.</li>
<li>The total has gone UNDER in five of the Packers' last six games.</li>

It seems as if no one can figure out what is going on in Green Bay right now. The Packers fell to the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers—two teams who were undefeated at the time, before returning to Wisconsin to face the lowly Lions. But the Packers (who closed as healthy 10.5-point favorites) laid an egg, falling to Detroit 18-16—the first time the Lions have topped the Packers at Lambeau Field since 1991.

Home field advantage has been crucial in recent contests between the NFC North rivals. Home sides are 7-2 SU in the last nine meetings between the clubs.

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NFL Odds: Chargers Struggle Off the Bye

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There are a lot of reasons the San Diego Chargers have had an underwhelming 2015 campaign, but the finger can’t be pointed at starting quarterback Philip Rivers. Rivers has 3,033 passing yards for 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions so far this year and will have an opportunity to pad those stats against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 10.


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<li>The Chiefs are 7-3 SU and ATS in their last 10 games as road favorites.</li>

<li>The Chargers are 1-4 SU and ATS in their last five games as home underdogs.</li>

<li>The Chiefs are 4-1 SU and ATS in their last five games after winning as an underdog.</li>


It turns out extra rest hasn’t been a good thing for the Bolts in recent years, however. The Chargers are 0-4 ATS in their last four games after the bye—a trend that won’t appeal to San Diego backers in the wake of the team’s bye week.

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NFL Week 11 Backup Quarterback Props

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There will be three different backup quarterbacks starting under center this weekend that did not start in their team’s previous game. Brock Osweiler starts for the Denver Broncos over Peyton Manning, the St. Louis Rams have turned to Case Keenum over Nick Foles and Mark Sanchez gets the call for the Philadelphia Eagles due to an injured Sam Bradford.


NCAAB Betting: Akron at Villanova

The eighth-ranked Villanova Wildcats play host to the Akron Zips in Sunday's college hoops action, and oddsmakers have opened the 'Cats as 14.5-point chalk for the affair. Villanova has been cashing as faves, going 12-2 ATS in its last 14 games against underdogs dating back to last season.

Shark Bites
  • Akron is 5-1 ATS in its last six games as underdogs.
  • Villanova is 1-3 SU and ATS in its last four games with one day off.
  • Akron is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road.

To say the Wildcats have been rock solid at home would be a massive understatement. Villanova has won 29 straight games at The Pavillion.

Both teams enter the contest with identical 3-0 SU records and are perfect against the spread in the young campaign. This is the first time the Zips and Wildcats have met in NCAA history.

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