Blackhawks Favored to Win Game, Cup

The Chicago Blackhawks are favored to both pay out on the NHL moneyline and win the Stanley Cup on Monday night as they take the ice at home at the United Center in Game 6 of the best-of-seven series against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Blackhawks went up 3-2 in the series on Saturday night with a 2-1 road win as a betting underdog on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks, in an UNDER result on the totals. The UNDER has paid off in four of the first five games in the series.

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Buehrle Paying for Blue Jays on Road

The Toronto Blue Jays have managed to pick up the victory in three of Mark Buehrle's last four starts on the road as he takes the ball for them on Monday night at Citi Field in baseball betting action against the New York Mets.

Buehrle is 7-4 with a 4.25 ERA on the season, and overall he's gone 4-2 with a no-decision over his last seven trips to the mound dating back to May. Noah Syndergaard (2-4, 4.15 ERA) will be on the hill for the Mets on Monday night.

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Warriors are Game 5 Favorites vs Cavs

The Golden State Warriors will be the betting favorites for the fifth straight time in this year's NBA Finals on Sunday night as they play host to the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena with the series all square at two victories apiece.

Golden State crushed Cleveland 103-82 as a 4-point road underdog on the NBA betting lines to tie up the best-of-seven set at 2-2 on Thursday night at Quicken Loans Arena. The OVER/UNDER has gone 1-3 so far in the NBA Finals.

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Lester on Mound for Sunday Night MLB

The Chicago Cubs have picked up the victory in both of starting pitcher Jon Lester's career outings against the Cincinnati Reds as those two teams prepare to meet on the diamond on Sunday Night Baseball at Wrigley Field.

Lester is 4-5 with a 4.25 ERA on the year, allowing nine earned runs in 12 innings against the Reds so far this season despite those two Cubs victories in those contests. Anthony DeSclafani (5-4, 3.53 ERA) will pitch for the Reds.

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NBA Betting News: Referee Assignments

Long before the Tim Donaghy scandal, handicapping games based on referees and umpires was commonplace. Handicappers continue to find trends and tendencies based on who is officiating, especially in the NBA where a ref who loves to call lots of fouls can impact the final score. Ditto one who likes to keep his whistle in his pocket.

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NFL Odds: Peterson Back With Vikings

Running back Adrian Peterson has returned to the Minnesota Vikings, so what does that mean for their updated betting futures at the sportsbooks heading into the summer?

The Vikings were listed back at +900 on the odds to win the NFC North division title at Bovada at the end of May, but with Peterson back in the fold Minnesota is now up to +600 on those betting lines at the online sportsbook.

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Bolts Home Favorites for Cup Game 5

The Tampa Bay Lightning are the favorites on the NHL moneyline for Saturday night as they play host to the Chicago Blackhawks with the best-of-seven Stanley Cup final all square at two victories apiece heading into the contest.

Chicago edged Tampa Bay 2-1 as a -180 home favorite on the NHL betting lines in Game 4 of the series on Wednesday night, with the UNDER paying off for totals bettors for the third time in the first four games of the Stanley Cup final.

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Mets Paying Out in deGrom's Outings

The New York Mets have rolled to a payout on the MLB moneyline in each of Jacob deGrom's last five starts as the righthander gets the ball for them on Saturday afternoon at home in a baseball odds matchup against the Atlanta Braves.

deGrom is 7-4 with a 2.42 ERA on the season, and he's coming off a win over the Diamondbacks in which he allowed just two earned runs over seven innings while fanning 10 batters. Shelby Miller (5-2, 1.84 ERA) is Atlanta's probable pitcher.

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UFC 188 Betting: Velasquez vs Werdum

Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez steps back into the Octagon at UFC 188 following a year and a half absence this weekend to face Fabricio Werdum and unify the UFC Heavyweight titles. UFC 188 odds are available on all 12 fights on the card including an exciting Lightweight matchup between Eddie Alvarez and Gilbert Melendez.

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Royals Look to Buck Trends on Friday

The Kansas City Royals will be looking to put an end to a losing run on the MLB moneyline in outings by starting pitcher Yordano Ventura as he takes the mound for them on Friday night in odds action against the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Royals are just 1-6 in the last seven starts by Ventura, with the righthander sitting at 3-5 with a 4.62 ERA heading into Friday night's outing. Jaime Garcia (1-3, 2.67 ERA) will be handed the ball for the Cardinals on Friday night.

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