UFC 187 Betting: Johnson Cormier Odds

Pay per view action returns this weekend at UFC 187 with two titles on the line. MMA betting lines are available at 5Dimes on all dozen fights and include lots of prop bet options.


Gambling Debts for Am. Pharoah Owner?

Ahmed Zayat, owner of Zayat Stables which campaigns Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah, is being sued in United States District Court in New Jersey by former associate Howard Rubinsky, who claims Zayat racked up gambling losses at an offshore sportsbook totaling between $1.6 and $2 million.

American Pharoah is the current even money betting favorite at Bovada for the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6.


Indianapolis 500: Indy 500 Odds Preview

Having won the pole position for the 2015 Indianapolis 500 Scott Dixon now sits as the favorite on the odds to win IndyCar's marquee event at the online sportsbooks with the race on tap for Sunday afternoon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


Tennis Betting: 2015 French Open Odds

The 2015 French Open gets underway at Roland Garros on May 24, and with Rafael Nadal having won the men's singles draw at the tournament in nine of the past 10 years it's not a surprise that he's among the favorites at the online sportsbooks to take the title again this season.


Horses: Belmont Stakes Betting Odds

American Pharoah will be a strong favorite to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978 when the Bob Baffert trainee steps into the starting gate for the Belmont Stakes (G1) on June 6. The colt is currently at betting odds of 1/1 at Bovada.

The colt rolled to a seven-length victory in the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico over a sloppy surface. It was his sixth victory in a row. The colt has now amassed $3,730,300 in career earnings.


NBA Draft Props: Towns Atop Odds List

The Minnesota Timberwolves won the lottery and will have the top pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, and the online sportsbooks have Kentucky freshman center Karl-Anthony Towns as the favorite to be selected first overall.

At Bovada NBA Draft props released on Wednesday have Towns set as the -200 favorite on the odds to be the first overall pick on June 25, with Duke freshman center Jahlil Okafor at +175, and Any Other Player at +500.


MLB Betting News: Umpire Assignments

Much like referees in basketball, baseball umpires can make an impact on the game, which is why bettors should know exactly who is assigned where on each crew daily.


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.


Hernandez Pitching OVER vs Blue Jays

The OVER has been the result on the totals in five of Felix Hernandez's last six starts against the Toronto Blue Jays as his Seattle Mariners take the field at the Rogers Centre in baseball betting action at the sportsbooks on Friday night.

Hernandez is 6-1 with a 2.30 ERA on the season, taking that lone loss in his most recent outing when he gave up four runs on seven hits over six innings of work against Boston. Marco Estrada (1-2, 3.55 ERA) gets the ball for Toronto.

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OVER Trend: Lightning Host the Rangers

The OVER has now paid off for totals bettors in six of the last eight games between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Rangers as those two teams hit the ice together in Game 4 of the NHL's Eastern Conference final on Friday night.

Tampa Bay grabbed a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series on Wednesday night with a 6-5 overtime victory on a Nikita Kucherov goal in an easy OVER result for bettors. The Lightning are 6-1 in their last seven against the Rangers.

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