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NHL Odds: Pacific Division Rivals Face Off in Semifinal Round

by Bovada - 4/26/2017 9:24 PM

After sweeping the Calgary Flames in Round One, the Anaheim Ducks welcome the Edmonton Oilers to the Honda Center for the second game of a best-of-seven series on Friday at 10 :30 PM ET on NBCSN . The Ducks benefitted from a balanced offensive attack throughout the first round, with eight players scoring at least one goal, and team captain Ryan Getzlaf leading the way with 3 goals and 2 assi...

 

MLB Odds: Houston Has No Problems Heading Into Cleveland

by Bovada - 4/25/2017 4:11 PM

The Houston Astros were a fashionable pick to win the AL West, and compelling +1400 third-tier contenders for the World Series. So far, so good: The Astros are off to a 13-6 start (+4.41 betting units), and they've lowered their World Series odds to +800 at press time. We could see a preview of the ALCS when Houston visits Cleveland for a three-game set. Game 3 is Thursday at 6:10 PM ET on the...

 

NBA Odds: Celtics Host Bulls, All Tied at 2-2

by Bovada - 4/25/2017 4:10 PM

Are the Chicago Bulls toast without Rajon Rondo? Just when it looked like Chicago was ready to bounce the Boston Celtics from the first round, Rondo broke his thumb, and the Celtics won twice in Chicago to knot their series at two games apiece. Game 5 is back at the Garden this Wednesday on TNT, tip-off time to be determined. The Bulls have rarely been at full strength this seas...

 

NHL Odds: Leafs Look to Keep Pressure on Caps in Game 5

by Bovada - 4/19/2017 4:28 PM

Round One between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals was touted as the most lopsided head-to-head matchup leading into the 2016-17 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Leafs, however, have proven that despite their inexperience, they have the desire to push the Caps to the brink. Each of the first three games of the series went to overtime, with the Leafs winning two of three. Heroes for the...

 

NBA Odds: Chalk-Heavy Warriors Host Portland for Game 2

by Bovada - 4/18/2017 5:07 PM

The Golden State Warriors took Game 1 of their first-round series with the Portland Trail Blazers, but it wasn't easy. They were all tied at the half and after three quarters, before Golden State hit the gas and won 121-109 - still not enough to cover as 15-point home favorites. Game 2 is Wednesday at the Oracle; TNT has the coverage starting at 10:30 PM ET. Bet on basket...

 

NHL Odds: First Round Tilt in Edmonton

by Bovada - 4/13/2017 12:54 PM

In the second game of a best-of-seven series, the San Jose Sharks (46-29-7) will face the Edmonton Oilers (47-26-9) at the Rogers Centre. After finishing second in the Pacific Division, and making the playoffs for the first time since 2006, the Oilers have the offensive power and dependable goaltending that they've sorely missed over the last decade. Edmonton was a symbol of consistency in 201...

 

Thursday Preview Cubs vs. Dodgers

by Bovada - 4/11/2017 3:40 PM

The last time the Chicago Cubs faced the Los Angeles Dodgers, it was for the National League pennant. The stakes aren't quite as high for Thursday's matchup (2:20 PM ET, MLBN) at Wrigley Field, but once October rolls around, don't be surprised if the same two teams wind up in the NL Championship Series once again. The Cubs are expected to give southpaw Brett Anderson (3.94 FIP i...

 

NBA Odds: Possible Playoff Series Preview with Cavaliers-Raptors Showdown

by Bovada - 4/10/2017 4:03 PM

The Raptors are known for their offense, which is led by SG DeMar DeRozan and PG Kyle Lowry, but it's their defense that might take them deep into the playoffs. Toronto is seventh in points allowed and tied for fifth in opposing field-goal percentage. The Cavaliers are fourth in points scored. SF LeBron James is having another massive season. PG Kyrie Irving is suffering from a...

 

NBA Odds: Hawks-Pacers in Regular-Season Finale

by Bovada - 4/10/2017 4:02 PM

Wednesday's matchup between the Atlanta Hawks and Indiana Pacers will be the last game of the regular season for both clubs - and possibly the last game of the whole year for Indiana. They're in seventh place in the Eastern Conference at press time, one game ahead of the pack with two remaining. The Hawks are safely in, but they could fall from fifth to seventh if Indiana beats them Wednesday...

 

MLB Odds: Nationals Host Miami to Start 2017 Campaign

by Bovada - 4/4/2017 3:20 PM

Is the window of opportunity closing on the Washington Nationals? They've been to the MLB playoffs three times in the last five years, but the Nats have yet to win a series, let alone the World Series. Washington (95-67, +0.27 betting units last year) begins the 2017 campaign at home with a three-game set versus the Miami Marlins. MLB Network has Thursday's finale starting at 4:05 PM ET. ...

 

NBA Odds: Cavaliers, Celtics Set for Wednesday Showdown

by Bovada - 4/3/2017 3:25 PM

With the top spot in the Eastern Conference on the line, The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics will square off on Wednesday at the TD Garden in Boston. Tip-off is at 8 PM ET. The Cavaliers have struggled on the road as of late, going 4-8 away from home since March 1. Their defense has been the culprit. Cleveland has slipped to 20 th in points allowed (107 per game aver...

 

NBA Odds: Cavs, Celtics Battle for First in the East

by Bovada - 4/3/2017 3:24 PM

Could the Boston Celtics steal the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference? They've got a leg up on the Cleveland Cavaliers with just a handful of games left in the regular season - including Wednesday's matchup at the Garden with the defending champions. ESPN has the coverage beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern. After spending most of the year chasing down Cleveland, the Celtics finally caugh...

 

NHL Odds: Lightning go for Season Sweep Over Red Wings

by Bovada - 3/29/2017 1:47 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning (37-29-9) have dominated the Detroit Red Wings this season. The Bolts defeated Detroit in each of their previous four matchups, and will attempt to complete the sweep this Thursday in Tampa (7:30 PM ET on FS-D). The Lightning are 7-3 over their last 10 games and sit one point behind the Boston Bruins for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Right winger Nikit...

 

NBA Odds: Will Spurs, Warriors Play Full Teams on Wednesday?

by Bovada - 3/27/2017 3:54 PM

Two teams known for resting key players, the Golden State Warriors (59-14) and the San Antonio Spurs (56-16), meet Wednesday at 9:30 PM ET in San Antonio. Hopefully, the stars will come out to play. After a three-game slump earlier this month, the Warriors went on to win seven-straight games. Now they're hitting the road for a brief Texas trip. Golden State's efficiency is mind-...

 

NBA Odds: Hawks Visit Wizards in Meeting of Eastern Playoff Contenders

by Bovada - 3/20/2017 6:10 PM

The Washington Wizards and Atlanta Hawks both seem to have a grip on a playoff spot. The two will meet on Wednesday at 8PM ET in the nation's capital. The Hawks aren't a flashy team by any means, but they're balanced offensively. They have six players, including Paul Millsap, averaging double digits for points. Unfortunately for them, their All-Star is expected to miss Wednesday...

 

NBA Odds: Anything Can Happen With Hawks-Wizards

by Bovada - 3/20/2017 6:06 PM

Who will challenge the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference playoffs? It could be either participant in Wednesday's matchup (8 PM ET, ESPN) between the Washington Wizards and the visiting Atlanta Hawks. The Wizards lead the Southeast Division at 42-27 SU and 36-32-1 ATS; the Hawks are five games back at 37-32 SU and 31-38 ATS. This will be the fourth time the Hawks and...

 

NCAAB Odds: Providence-USC in First Four

by Bovada - 3/13/2017 5:02 PM

Wednesday's First Four matchup in Dayton between the Providence Friars and the USC Trojans might be one of the most competitive games in the entire NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. The winner will advance as the No. 11 seed in the East Region. Tip-off is at 9:10 ET on truTV. The Friars (20-12 SU and ATS) come out of the Big East as one of the most profitable teams in college ba...

 

NBA Odds: Clippers Try to Slow Down Bucks in LA

by Bovada - 3/13/2017 5:00 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks have been playing very well. They're trying to secure a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and have won their last six games in the process. On Wednesday, they'll take on the Clippers at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Tip-off is at 10:30 PM ET. Everyone thought the Bucks were in trouble when power forward Jabari Parker went down with a knee injury. But gu...

 

NCAAB Odds: Hurricanes-Orange in ACC Tourney

by Bovada - 3/6/2017 5:05 PM

The Syracuse Orange and the No. 25 Miami Hurricanes have already made it to the second round of the ACC Tournament. They earned a direct bye into Wednesday's game (noon ET, ESPN), with Syracuse as the No. 8 seed and Miami at No. 9 on the ACC bracket; the winner will go on to face the No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels on Thursday. Syracuse (18-13 SU, 13-13 ATS) may have the better s...

 

NBA Odds: Warriors Welcome Celtics to Oakland on Wednesday

by Bovada - 3/6/2017 5:04 PM

The Golden State Warriors are the first 50-win team in the NBA and are still the -130 favorites to win the title, but they suffered a blow when superstar Kevin Durant sprained his MCL on February 28. The Warriors will host the Boston Celtics without Durant on Wednesday at 10:30 PM ET. The Celtics, who are second in the Eastern Conference, have had their hands full trying to stay...

 

NHL Odds: Original Six Showdown in New York

by Bovada - 3/1/2017 2:41 PM

The Boston Bruins (33-24-6 SU, 31-32 ATS) march into Madison Square Garden as one of the hottest teams in the NHL; they've won 10 of their last 13 games, and have pulled into third place in the Atlantic Division. After starting the season barely above .500, the Bruins have come alive. They fired head coach Claude Julien and are now under interim head coach Bruce Cassidy. Since t...

 

NCAAB Odds: SMU Hosts Tulsa With AAC Title on the Line

by Bovada - 3/1/2017 1:29 AM

The No. 14 SMU Mustangs can lock down at least a share of the AAC regular-season title this Thursday (8 PM ET, CBSSN) when they welcome the Tulsa Golden Hurricane to Moody Coliseum in Dallas. The Mustangs (25-4 SU, 18-5-1 ATS) are one game up on the Cincinnati Bearcats with two games left to go. It's been a remarkable run for the Mustangs in their first year under head coach...

 

NBA Odds: Cavaliers Head to Boston for Eastern Conference Showdown

by Bovada - 3/1/2017 1:27 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers are on top of the Eastern Conference standings, but the Boston Celtics have closed the gap. They're won 12 of their last 16 games and are now just four games back. They'll have another chance to cut into that lead when they host Cleveland Wednesday night. For the Cavs, this is the first of three back-to-back road games. They've hosted the Celtics twice al...

 

Entertainment Odds: And the Oscar Goes to...

by Bovada - 2/24/2017 2:41 PM

Millions of people will be tuning in this Sunday (8:30 PM ET, ABC) to see what the world's biggest movie stars have to say about the current state of affairs - and to see who takes home the hardware at the 89th Academy Awards. It's widely assumed that La La Land will win the Oscar for Best Picture; the Emma Stone-Ryan Gosling musical is a -700 chalk at press time. There's a chanc...

 

NHL Odds: Canadiens Welcome Islanders on Thursday

by Bovada - 2/22/2017 6:34 PM

After winning only their second game in the past eight on Tuesday versus the Rangers, the Montreal Canadiens (32-20-8) hope to build on their recent victory against the other New York hockey club. Since firing head coach Michel Therrien and hiring Claude Julien, the Habs are 1-1. Carey Price (2.44 goals against average, .918 save percentage), who had been in slump since mid-December...

 

NBA Odds: New-Look Pelicans Host Rockets on Thursday

by Bovada - 2/21/2017 3:41 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans just hosted the All-Star Game and saw their very own Anthony Davis win the MVP. But the celebration was brief because the next day, the Pelicans made a huge trade, acquiring DeMarcus Cousins from the Sacramento Kings. Cousins is expected to play his first game on Thursday when the Pelicans host the Houston Rockets. The Rockets are sitting fourth in the W...

 

NBA Odds: Warriors Host Clippers in "Second Half" Tip-Off

by Bovada - 2/21/2017 3:40 PM

The Golden State Warriors went into the All-Star break as -170 favorites to regain the NBA championship. They'll start the unofficial second half of the regular season this Thursday when they host the Los Angeles Clippers, tipping off at 10:30 PM ET. This year's Warriors team (47-9 SU, 27-27-2 ATS) is performing at an even higher level than last year's 73-game winners. Adding Ke...

 

What is A Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN)?

by Free Picks USA - 2/20/2017 8:30 PM

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NCAAB Odds: Wisconsin Visits Michigan in Big Ten Battle

by Bovada - 2/15/2017 10:16 AM

The Big Ten has seen better times on the hardcourt, but the top team in the conference will be in action Thursday night (7 PM ET, ESPN) when the Wisconsin Badgers visit the Michigan Wolverines. The No. 11-ranked Badgers lead the way at 21-4 SU and 11-11 ATS; the Wolverines are in the middle of the pack at 16-9 SU and 9-13 ATS. Although Michigan has fallen to +20000 on the March...

 

NBA Odds: Beleaguered Knicks Travel to Oklahoma City

by Bovada - 2/15/2017 10:15 AM

The New York Knicks are making news for their off-court troubles these days, and they're struggling on the court as well. They'll hit the road on Wednesday to face an Oklahoma City Thunder team that's also slumping. The Knicks are 25 th in the league in points allowed, which offsets their 12 th -place ranking in points scored. Despite being the subject of trade rumors and...

 

NHL Odds: Islanders-Flyers in Patrick Division Classic

by Bovada - 2/9/2017 2:21 PM

They might play in the Metropolitan Division now, but the New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers will always be remembered as Patrick Division rivals under the old format. They'll meet again Thursday night (7 PM ET, NBCSN) at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia; the Flyers have already beaten the Islanders twice in New York this season, each by a final score of 3-2. This...

 

NBA Odds: James, George Go Head-to-Head in Indiana on Wednesday

by Bovada - 2/7/2017 3:07 PM

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Paul George of the Indiana Pacers are both headed to the All-Star Game on February 19. But before that, these two will face off on Wednesday when the Cavaliers visit Indiana. James is going to his 13 th All-Star Game, ranking in the top 10 in both scoring and assists, along with an average of 7.9 rebounds per game. He's also secon...

 

Patriots Open as 3 Points Favs and Total at 58

by Bovada - 1/25/2017 11:44 AM

After one of the most dominant regular seasons in NFL history, the New England Patriots (16-2 SU, 15-3 ATS) are headed for their seventh Super Bowl in the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era. And they've opened as 3-point favorites against their opponents at Super Bowl 51, the Atlanta Falcons (13-5 SU, 12-6 ATS). Kick-off from NRG Stadium in Houston is at 6:30 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, February 5, with...

 

NBA Odds: Harden, Thomas Go Head-to-Head in Boston

by Bovada - 1/24/2017 3:29 PM

SG James Harden of the Houston Rockets and PG Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics have been two of the top guards in the NBA this season. The two meet for the second time this season on Wednesday, this time in Boston. Harden entered the week leading the league in assists and sitting in third place for scoring. He was named a starter in the upcoming All-Star Game. Harden also pow...

 

Patriots Favored by 6 Over Red-Hot Steelers

by Bovada - 1/19/2017 1:51 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers have captured the attention of bettors with nine straight wins at 7-1-1 ATS. But they'll face their toughest challenge of the season this Sunday (6:40 PM ET, CBS) when they visit the New England Patriots in the Conference Championships. The Patriots are 6-point favorites at press time with a total of 51. New England (15-2 SU, 14-3 ATS) is also on a tear,...

 

Falcons Open at -4 Versus Packers

by Bovada - 1/18/2017 2:52 PM

Offense has ruled the NFL playoffs thus far, and the league's top two offenses will clash this Sunday (3:05 p.m. ET, FOX) when the Green Bay Packers visit the Atlanta Falcons. Atlanta opened as a 4-point favorite and drew enough early action to move the juice from -105 to -115 at press time. When these same two teams met in Week 8, it was the Falcons (12-5 SU, 11-6 ATS) win...

 

Patriots Enormous Favourites Over Texans

by Bovada - 1/12/2017 2:58 PM

The last time an NFL playoff team was laying this many points, Bill Clinton was the US president. The New England Patriots have opened as 16-point home favourites for Saturday's Divisional Round matchup (8:15 PM ET, CBS) with the Houston Texans. That's the biggest postseason spread since January 1999, when Randall Cunningham and the Minnesota Vikings beat the Arizona Cardinals 41-21 in Divisio...

 

NBA Odds: Timberwolves Aim to Slow Down Rockets

by Bovada - 1/11/2017 3:51 PM

Shooting guard James Harden of the Houston Rockets is one of the top candidates for the Most Valuable Player award this season. On Wednesday, he'll lead the Rockets to Minnesota, where they'll face the Timberwolves. Bet on basketball at Bovada and get a 50% bonus. Harden is flourishing under head coach Mike D'Antoni, ranking third in the league in scoring,...

 

Why Internet Gambling is So Popular

by Free Picks USA - 1/5/2017 3:21 PM

Many people like to play games of chance from time to time. This could be the person that buys the occasional lotto ticket, the person that places the sports bet on the Super Bowl, or even the person that plays blackjack from the comfort of their own home. One thing is for sure, people have always loved gambling and the activity can be traced back as far as recorded human history. One really coo...

 

Streaking Packers Favoured Over Giants

by Bovada - 1/3/2017 5:54 PM

The Green Bay Packers are the most popular team on the NFL betting market, and after winning six straight games to take down the NFC North title, the Packers get to play at home during Wild Card Weekend. They'll host the New York Giants this Sunday, kicking off at 4:40 PM ET on FOX. Green Bay opened as a 4-point favourite before moving to -4.5 in early action. This will be a cla...

 

Bucks Visit Big Apple to Take on Knicks

by Bovada - 1/3/2017 5:45 PM

Two teams vying to stay in the Eastern Conference playoff picture clash on Wednesday, when the New York Knicks host the Milwaukee Bucks. Tip-off is at 7:30 PM ET. The Bucks have been powered by small forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and power forward Jabari Parker. Their recent ascents have contributed to the team's second-place league ranking in field goal percentage. On the other...

 

Seahawks Need a Win (and Some Help) in San Francisco

by Bovada - 12/28/2016 7:18 PM

The Seattle Seahawks (9-5-1 SU, 8-7 ATS) have already clinched the NFC West, but they have plenty to play for this Sunday when they visit the San Francisco 49ers (2-13 SU, 4-11 ATS). Seattle can claim the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs with a win over the Niners; they also need the Atlanta Falcons to lose or tie their game against the New Orleans Saints. The ‘Hawks are 10...

 

Navy Looks for Redemption at Armed Forces Bowl

by Bovada - 12/22/2016 2:29 PM

After losing the Army-Navy Game for the first time since 2001, the No. 25 Navy Midshipmen (9-4 SU, 7-5-1 ATS) will try to save face this Friday when they meet the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (8-5 SU and ATS) in the Armed Forces Bowl. It won't be easy, though; Navy opened as 4.5-point underdogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, and have already moved to +6.5 at press time. Game time is 4:30...

 

Vikings-Packers in NFC North Playoff Battle

by Bovada - 12/21/2016 1:25 PM

The Green Bay Packers (8-6 SU, 7-6-1 ATS) can still win the NFC North. The Minnesota Vikings (7-7 SU, 8-6 ATS) are clinging to their playoff hopes. They'll meet Saturday at Lambeau Field in the most important game of the season for both teams; kick-off is at 1 PM ET on FOX, with the Packers laying seven points. These divisional rivals are heading in different directions with jus...

 

Westbrook Leads Thunder into New Orleans

by Bovada - 12/21/2016 1:24 PM

The top scorers in the NBA go head-to-head on Wednesday night, when Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder hit the road to take on Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans. As we go to press, Russell Westbrook leads the league in points per game and ranks second in assists per game. Amazingly, he's still averaging a triple-double for the season. The Thunder will need...

 

Hot Bucs Could Sink Dallas on Sunday Night Football

by Bovada - 12/16/2016 2:12 PM

After five straight wins straight up and against the spread, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-5 SU and ATS) suddenly find themselves in the thick of the playoff hunt. A tough test awaits the surging team Sunday night in Arlington, Texas, where they'll face the Dallas Cowboys (11-2 SU, 9-4 ATS). The Cowboys are 7-point favorites at press time with a total of 46.5. Bet on footbal...

 

Thunder, Jazz Square Off Wednesday Night

by Bovada - 12/13/2016 6:06 PM

The Thunder are powered by point guard Russell Westbrook, who's first in the league in scoring, second in assists and averages a triple-double. His rebounding prowess is a huge boost for the Thunder, who are fourth in the league in rebound differential at 3.8; only the Denver Nuggets, Chicago Bulls and Houston Astros are have better rebound differentials. The Jazz are hanging in...

 

Bengals Can Salvage Season by Beating Steelers

by Bovada - 12/13/2016 6:05 PM

After five straight trips to the playoffs, the Cincinnati Bengals (5-7-1 SU, 5-8 ATS) may have finally run out of gas. But they can make things very interesting this Sunday by beating the Pittsburgh Steelers, who lead the AFC North at 8-5 SU and ATS. The Bengals are 3.5-point home dogs at press time; kick-off is at 1 PM ET on CBS. Cincinnati's level of play has been better than...

 

NFL Odds: Raiders, Chiefs Fight for AFC West Lead

by Bovada - 12/6/2016 4:03 PM

With just four games left to go in the regular season, Thursday night's game (8:25 PM ET, NBC) between the Oakland Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs is easily the most important matchup on the calendar. First place in the AFC West will be on the line, but the loser also has to worry about missing the playoffs. Kansas City are 3-point home favourites at press time with a total of 46.5. ...

 

NBA Odds: Warriors, Clippers Square Off in Western Conference Showdown

by Bovada - 12/6/2016 4:02 PM

Wednesday's NBA schedule is highlighted by a pair of title contenders that happen to be massive rivals as well. The Golden State Warriors visit the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center for a 10:30 PM ET tip-off. The Warriors are, by far, the highest-scoring team in the league, averaging 119.1 points per game. Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry are both in the top 10 on the sco...