NBA Odds: Western Conference Futures

San Antonio Spurs Kawhi Leonard

For the first time in recent memory, the perennially tough NBA Western Conference is looking beatable. While human highlight reel Stephen Curry and the rest of the Golden State Warriors continue to dominate the league, the landscape of the conference has largely not played out like many prognosticators though it would a month into the 2015/16 season – a fact that sticks out when you look at Bovada’s updated odds.


Conor McGregor Career UFC Odds History

Conor McGregor UFC Betting

Conor McGregor has taken the MMA world by storm since entering the UFC in April of 2013. His rare combination of unparalleled bravado and unique striking ability have already made him the most polarizing UFC fighter of all-time. What sets him apart from other trash talkers in the sport is his ability to back his words up in impressive fashion, as he’s recorded five TKO/KO finishes in his six UFC fights.

Going back to his time outside of the UFC, the 27-year-old Irishman has won 14 fights in a row. He finished 12 of those fights by TKO/KO, one by submission and one by decision.


NCAA Hoops: Tar Heels vs Wildcats

North Carolina Basketball

The CBE Hall of Fame Classic tips off tonight in Kansas City with North Carolina and Northwestern each looking for their fourth win of the season. Both teams have identical 8-3 SU records in their last 11 games.

North Carolina is coming off of their first loss of the season—a disappointing 71-67 upset at the hands of Northern Iowa. Despite the loss, North Carolina’s #1 rank in the nation remains intact. The good news for Tar Heels’ backers is that the team traditionally responds well after a loss, as they’ve gone 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following a loss. 

As for the Northwest Wildcats, the team has started the season strong, putting together three straight wins. The three SU wins haven’t translated to success at the betting window though, as the team is 1-2 ATS.

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NCAAB Betting: Wake Forest vs Indiana

The Indiana Hoosiers have opened the college hoops season with three-straight blowout victories but will have their first real test Monday against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the opening round of the Maui Invitational. Indiana has scored at least 50 points in its last three halves heading into the contest.

Shark Bites
  • Wake Forest is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
  • Indiana is 7-2 SU in its last nine games with three days off.
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wake Forest's last 5 games as road underdogs.

The Deacons, who opened as 12.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks, would look considerably different if Codi Miller-McIntyre was able to take the floor. Miller-McIntyre, the Demon Deacons’ leading scorer from the last two seasons, broke a bone in his foot last month and will not be available for the tournament.

The 15th-ranked Hoosiers are playing a fast-paced style of basketball that is making them one of the most watchable teams in the nation. Forward Troy Williams has been a source for highlight-reel dunks and is looking like he’ll easily eclipse his 13 points and 7.4 rebounds per game from last year.

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Cavs Look to Smackdown the Magic Again

The NBA’s version of the Harlem Globetrotters vs the Washington Generals goes down tonight in Cleveland. The Cavs have won 10 straight SU vs the Magic and if that’s not impressive enough, they’ve also gone 11-0 ATS vs the Magic. To make matters worse for Orlando, Cleveland has been unbeatable at home this season, going 7-0 SU. 

If there’s anything working against the Cavs and their backers, it’s that the team has been awful ATS this season—in their last 10 games, they’ve gone 2-8 ATS. Unfortunately for the Magic, LeBron James has a history of completely owning them. In 42 career games vs the Magic, King James has been a stat machine, averaging 26.5 points, 7.3 boards and 7 assists. 

The Magic have been a decent bet on the road this season, going 4-2 ATS. Orlando guard Victor Oladipo is off to a bad start, averaging just 13.1 points per game, which is down from 17.9 last season. This certainly isn’t the progression Magic fans had hoped for.

With the spread opening at -9 for Cleveland it should be noted that eight out of Cleveland’s last ten wins over Orlando have come by nine points or more.

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New-Look Knicks are a Fantastic Bet

New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony

The New York Knicks have been a running punchline in the NBA over the course of the last few seasons, but that’s not the case anymore. The Knicks are proving they’re for real so far this year and have become a solid play at the betting window in the process. New York has covered the spread in seven straight games and will be seeking to make it eight in a row Monday against the Miami Heat in the Sunshine State.

Shark Bites
  • The favorite is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings between the Knicks and Heat.
  • The Knicks are 0-6 in their last 6 games vs. the Heat
  • The Heat are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games.

Miami (8-4 SU) hasn’t exactly been lighting the world on fire for their backers - going 5-7 ATS in their opening 12 games - but they’ve been a great source for UNDERs. Miami is the best UNDER team in the NBA at 2-10 O/U. The UNDER has also been hot in Knicks games as of late, going 2-8-1 in New York’s previous 11 contests.

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Rangers a Lights Out Play at Home

New York Rangers Rick Nash

The New York Rangers and Nashville Predators are heading in different directions in the standings and will collide in Monday’s slate of NHL hockey at Madison Square Garden. The Preds have lost each of their first two contests on their five-game road trip, while the Rangers have won 10 of their last 11 tilts. New York has been especially impressive at home this season, going 9-1-1 at MSG.

Shark Bites
  • The Rangers are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games against the Western Conference.
  • The Predators are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games after a loss.
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of the Rangers' last 5 games at home in November.

As good as the Rangers have been in New York, home ice advantage hasn’t meant much in this series in recent years. The visiting club is 8-3 SU in the last 11 meetings between the two squads.

Once again, the Rangers have been living at the top of the Eastern Conference standings thanks to some spectacular play between the pipes. New York yields an NHL-least 1.85 goals per game, while long time goaltender Henrik Lundqvist is 11-3-2 with an league-best .943 save percentage.

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MNF Betting Preview: Bills at Patriots

Monday Night Football Bills Patriots

Is anyone going to stop the New England Patriots this year? The New York Giants came close in Week 10 but fell just short, which means it’ll be up to the Buffalo Bills to play the role of David in knocking off the Goliath Pats at Gillette Stadium in the Week 11 edition of Monday Night Football.

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<li>The total has gone UNDER in nine of the Bills' last 12 games as underdogs.</li>
<li>The Patriots are 13-2 SU and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games in November.</li>
<li>The Bills are 2-13 SU in their last 15 games after winning as an underdog.</li>

New England has feasted on their AFC East rivals in recent matchups, going 18-2 SU in their last 20 games versus the Bills. Tom Brady and company have also thoroughly enjoyed the bright lights that Monday brings, going 11-3 SU in their previous 14 primetime Monday games.

The Bills (5-4 SU, 5-4 ATS) are riding a high thanks to wins over the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins but have historically struggled to win three straight. Buffalo is 0-7 SU and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games after consecutive wins.

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MLB Futures: 2016 World Series Odds

With the Kansas City Royals winning the World Series in five games over the New York Mets, it’s time to look ahead to the 2016 season to see who oddsmakers like to win it all. Online sportsbook Bovada has released odds for the upcoming season and have tabbed the Chicago Cubs as +1000 favorites to win the World Series.


UFC: Rousey vs Holm Rematch Odds

The sports world was shocked when MMA’s most dominant fighter, Ronda Rousey, was dethroned by Holly Holm. Not only did Holm do the unthinkable by beating the previously undefeated Rousey, but she delivered one of the most one sided beatdowns in recent history. Rousey’s aggressive style backfired which allowed Holm to completely pick her apart for six minutes.



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