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NBA Odds: Will George Make Indiana Return in Thunder-Pacers Game?

by Bovada - 12/11/2017 3:37 PM

Paul George was the star attraction at the Fieldhouse for five years. He returns Wednesday night (7 PM ET, ESPN) for the first time as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder - but will George suit up against his former team, the Indiana Pacers? He missed the past two games with a right calf contusion and is considered day-to-day at press time. So far, it looks like the Pacers (15-11...

 

NFL Odds: New Coach for Giants With Cowboys in Town

by Bovada - 12/5/2017 3:39 PM

The New York Giants (2-10 SU, 5-7 ATS) have fired head coach Ben McAdoo - and GM Jerry Reese, too. But will it help them beat the visiting Dallas Cowboys (6-6 SU and ATS) this Sunday? New York can help spoil the Cowboys' playoff chances with a win; kick-off is at 1 PM ET on FOX, and the NFL lines are locked at press time with Dallas laying six points. Defensive coordinator Steve...

 

NBA Odds: Thunder Aim to Get on Track Against Jazz

by Bovada - 12/4/2017 4:07 PM

The struggles of the Oklahoma City Thunder have been one of the biggest storylines in the NBA this season. On Tuesday, they'll host the Utah Jazz as they try to put something together. The Jazz play Monday night at home against the Washington Wizards. Going into that game, Utah had won five in a row, averaging 115.4 points per game. This surge in production has boosted them to 2...

 

NBA Odds: Heat Meet LeBron in Cleveland

by Bovada - 11/28/2017 10:40 AM

The Miami Heat (9-9 SU, 7-9-2 ATS) just haven't been the same since LeBron James went back to Cleveland. But they can gain a little revenge this Tuesday when they visit James and the Cavaliers (12-7 SU, 6-12-1 ATS), beginning at 7 PM ET on NBA-TV. The Heat are 7-4 SU and 6-5 ATS in this series since James returned to the Cavs in 2014. This is easily the worst the Cavaliers have look...

 

Cowboys Host Chargers on Turkey Day

by Bovada - 11/21/2017 5:19 PM

The Dallas Cowboys (5-5 SU and ATS) will resume their traditional role as Thanksgiving Day hosts when they welcome the Los Angeles Chargers (4-6 SU, 5-4-1 ATS) to Arlington this Thursday, kicking off at 4:30 PM ET on CBS. The game opened as a pick ‘em with a total of 48 points. Dallas has lost back-to-back games SU and ATS in ugly fashion since RB Ezekiel Elliott began serving h...

 

Enigmatic Warriors in Oklahoma City

by Bovada - 11/21/2017 11:54 AM

One month into the regular season, and the Golden State Warriors (13-4 SU, 7-10 ATS) are playing at an even higher level than last year's championship team. But the Warriors haven't been consistent with their greatness. They ride a 0-4 ATS losing streak against the NBA lines into Wednesday's marquee matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder (7-8 SU and ATS), live on ESPN at 8 PM ET. Al...

 

Lakers Host Bulls on Tuesday

by Bovada - 11/21/2017 11:53 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers and the Chicago Bulls are storied NBA franchises, but both have fallen on hard times. The two will meet in Los Angeles on Tuesday at 10:30 PM ET in the lone NBA game on the schedule. The Bulls are 3-11 following a loss in Phoenix Sunday night. This season, they've struggled at both ends of the court, ranking 29 th in points per game, 13 th in poi...

 

NHL Odds: New Jersey Devils vs. Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday

by Bovada - 11/15/2017 2:33 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs (12-7 SU, 9-10 ATS) are waiting to hear if their star centre Auston Matthews will suit up Thursday when they host the surging New Jersey Devils. Matthews has been dealing with an upper body injury since November 6, but despite his absence, the Leafs have won all four games they've played without their leading scorer. Toronto will need all the offensive support they can...

 

NHL Odds: Rangers-Hawks Renew Original Six Rivalry

by Bovada - 11/15/2017 1:48 PM

Hockey is always a little bit better when two of the NHL's Original Six take the ice. This Wednesday (8 PM ET, NBCSN), it'll be the Chicago Blackhawks hosting the New York Rangers, as both teams try to move up the standings after getting off to a slow start this year. The Rangers (9-7-2 after 18 games) have already turned things around with six straight wins; the Hawks (8-8-2) are stuck in neu...

 

NBA Odds: Much-Improved Sixers Visit La-La Land

by Bovada - 11/13/2017 4:09 PM

The Process is working out marvelously for the Philadelphia 76ers (6-6 SU, 8-4 ATS). Their collection of high draft picks has turned into one of the most profitable teams in the NBA, and they'll be on national television this Wednesday when they visit the Los Angeles Lakers (5-8 SU, 6-7 ATS), tipping off at 10:30 PM ET on ESPN. After years of tanking, the Sixers have assem...

 

NBA Odds: Raptors Visit Rockets on Tuesday

by Bovada - 11/13/2017 4:08 PM

James Harden of the Houston Rockets has been playing like an MVP candidate all season. With an average of 30.2 points per game, he ranks third in the NBA in scoring. Tuesday night, Harden and the Rockets host the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors are 7-5 SU (6-6 ATS) after a disappointing loss to the Boston Celtics Sunday night. The Celtics were without PG Kyrie Irving, and yet Toron...

 

Soccer Odds: FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifying

by Bovada - 11/10/2017 12:37 PM

The second round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers begins this Thursday for the UEFA conference, with eight teams fighting over the remaining four spots. The soccer world will be watching Friday's first leg (2:45 PM ET) between Sweden and Italy; at press time, Italy are +130 favorites at Friends Arena in Stockholm, with Sweden at +240 and the draw at +200. It would be classic Azz...

 

NHL Odds: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday

by Bovada - 11/8/2017 4:07 PM

On Thursday, the Philadelphia Flyers (7-6-1-1 SU, 8-7 ATS) welcome the Chicago Blackhawks (7-6-2 SU, 7-8 ATS) to town. Both teams are in sixth-place in their respective divisions and have collected a meager 16 points through their first 15 games. Chicago has been a consistent bet this season, with 1.36 betting units against the puck line. But Chicago bettors took a hit last game...

 

NFL Odds: Patriots-Broncos at Mile High

by Bovada - 11/7/2017 4:29 PM

Two years ago, Brock Osweiler led the Denver Broncos to victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football, handing them their first loss and earning a big contract with the Houston Texans during the offseason. Now the circle is complete; Osweiler is back under center for the Broncos, and is going to start against New England this Sunday night (8:30 PM ET, NBC). ...

 

NBA Odds: Reeling Cavaliers Host Bucks

by Bovada - 11/7/2017 4:28 PM

The 2017-18 NBA season has not been kind to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Multiple injuries and a strange mix of personnel have LeBron James and the reigning Eastern Conference champions in a bind at 4-6 SU and 2-8 ATS. They'll try to break free this Tuesday when they host one of the rising forces in the East, the Milwaukee Bucks (4-5 SU, 3-5-1 ATS). Tip-off is at 7 p.m. Eastern on NBA-TV. ...

 

Verlander, Hill Square Off in World Series on Tuesday

by Bovada - 10/30/2017 3:55 PM

Tuesday night will be an elimination game in the World Series, as the Los Angeles Dodgers host the Houston Astros for Game 6. Justin Verlander (4-0, 2.05 ERA) took a no-decision in a 7-6 11-inning win for the Astros in Game 2. Over six innings, he allowed three runs on two hits, striking out five and walking two. So far this postseason, Verlander has given up seven runs over 3...

 

Steelers-Lions on Sunday Night Football

by Bovada - 10/26/2017 9:14 AM

Are the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2 SU, 4-3 ATS) the best team in the NFL? They've looked very good this year, but they've got a tough test coming up Sunday night when they visit the Detroit Lions (3-3 SU and ATS), who are coming off the bye week. Pittsburgh is a 3-point road favorite at press time with a total of 45.5; NBC has the coverage beginning at 8:30 PM ET. The Steelers have ex...

 

Dodgers Host Astros in Game 1 of World Series on Tuesday

by Bovada - 10/24/2017 11:20 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros have been the best teams in baseball all season long. The two got through the playoffs and will now open up the World Series on Tuesday at 8:09 PM ET in Los Angeles. The Astros will send Dallas Keuchel (2-1, 2.60 ERA) to the mound. He lasted just 4.2 innings in his last start, which was a 5-0 road loss to the New York Yankees in Gam...

 

Packers to Start Hundley Versus Saints

by Bovada - 10/19/2017 10:30 AM

The Green Bay Packers (4-2 SU, 3-3 ATS) just saw their Super Bowl LII odds take a tumble. QB Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone last week, so Brett Hundley will be under center this Sunday when Green Bay hosts the New Orleans Saints (3-2 SU and ATS), kicking off at 1 PM ET on FOX. The Packers are 6-point home dogs at press time, holding steady since the open. Heading into W...

 

Cubs Host Dodgers in NLCS Game 3

by Bovada - 10/16/2017 3:40 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers got the National League Championship Series off to a rocking start, winning Game 1 at home against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. On Tuesday, they'll take on the Cubs in Chicago for Game 3. The Dodgers will have Yu Darvish (1-0, 1,80 ERA) on the hill and last time he was on the mound, he clinched a sweep for the Dodgers in the NLDS on the road in Arizona. Dar...

 

NFL Odds: Steelers Visit Undefeated Chiefs

by Bovada - 10/12/2017 11:11 AM

You know things are going wrong for the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2 SU, 2-3 ATS) when their own fans start booing them. But after a humbling loss to Jacksonville, the Steelers will be on the road this Sunday to face the Kansas City Chiefs (5-0 SU and ATS), kicking off at 4:25 PM ET on CBS. The Chiefs are 5-point favorites on the NFL odds board at press time after opening at -4.5.The Steelers are st...

 

Chris Sale Takes Mound for Red Sox in Game 1

by Bovada - 10/3/2017 6:56 PM

This Sunday, Manager John Farrell, announced that his Ace, Chris Sale, would start Game 1 on the road for the Boston Red Sox (+135) against the Houston Astros. The MLB leader in strikeouts (308) will make his first postseason appearance on Thursday (4:08 PM ET on FOX). Although Houston (-165) hasn't announced its starter yet, rest assured that we'll see either fellow lefty Dal...

 

MLB Odds: Twins-Yankees in AL Wild Card Game

by Bovada - 10/2/2017 5:06 PM

The New York Yankees (91-71, -1.00 betting units) aren't your garden-variety Wild Card team. The Yankees are one of the very best teams in baseball, and they're healthy -235 favourites to beat the Minnesota Twins (85-77, +11.48 units) in Tuesday night's AL Wild Card Game. ESPN has the coverage starting at 8 PM ET. New York finished the regular season with a run differential of p...

 

NFL Odds: Bears-Packers on Thursday Night Football

by Bovada - 9/27/2017 4:52 PM

The NFL's longest-standing rivalry continues Thursday night (8:25 PM ET, CBS) when the Chicago Bears meet the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. These two teams have played each other 194 times since 1921, and it's all even at 94-94-6 heading into their latest showdown. However, the Packers have won six of the last seven games, and they're 7.5-point favorites at press time with a total of 45.5....

 

MLB Odds: Jays Play Out the String in Boston

by Bovada - 9/26/2017 2:52 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays (73-83, -20.12 betting units) finish up their 2017 regular season on the road this week, starting with a three-game series at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox (91-64, +9.12 units). Game 2 of this series is Tuesday at 7:10 PM ET on Sportsnet and NESN. JA Happ (3.92 FIP) is scheduled to pitch for Toronto against fellow southpaw and AL Cy Young contender...

 

MLB Odds: Astros Visit Angels in AL West Showdown

by Bovada - 9/12/2017 2:20 PM

The Houston Astros bring their 45-26 road record to Angel Stadium to take on the Los Angeles Angels in a battle between AL West Rivals this Wednesday. In the second game of a three-game set, the Astros will send right-handed pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. to the mound. In 20 starts this season, McCullers has put together a respectable 7-3 record with a 3.97 ERA, 122 strikeouts and 1.27 WHIP over...

 

MLB Odds: Kluber Leads Indians Out Against Tigers

by Bovada - 9/11/2017 4:27 PM

Corey Kluber, of the Cleveland Indians, won the Cy Young Award in 2014 and he's making another run this year. On Tuesday, he'll lead the Indians against the Detroit Tigers in the second of a three-game set at home. Tigers pitcher Myles Jaye (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will make his first career start after previously pitching 5.2 innings of relief. His MLB debut came against Cleveland on Se...

 

MLB Odds: Biagini Starts for Blue Jays vs. O"s

by Bovada - 9/11/2017 4:26 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays (66-77, -21.19 betting units) have just three series left to play at Rogers Centre this year. Next up: the Baltimore Orioles, who are still in the hunt for a Wild Card spot in the American League. Game 2 of their three-game set is Tuesday at 7:07 PM ET on Sportsnet. On the surface, it's been a disappointing season for projected Jays' starter Joe Biagini. Th...

 

NFL Odds: Patriots 9-Point Home Favourites Versus Chiefs

by Bovada - 9/6/2017 3:54 PM

The 2017 NFL regular season kicks off this Thursday (8:30 PM ET, NBC) in Foxborough with a game between the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs. The Patriots are 9-point favourites at press time, up from -7.5 at the open; the over/under is 49 points after dipping as low as 47.5. The Patriots (14-2 SU, 13-3 ATS last year) are coming off one o...

 

MLB Odds: National League West the Class of the MLB

by Bovada - 9/5/2017 6:34 PM

With less than 25 games remaining in MLB's regular season, the playoff picture is becoming clearer. Within the National League, the West has emerged as the toast of baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies all currently sit in a playoff spot, and the West is the only division in baseball to have three teams currently qualified for the playoffs. ...

 

NFL Odds: Patriots Still Super Bowl LII Favorites

by Bovada - 8/30/2017 7:50 PM

They may have lost their top wide receiver, but the New England Patriots haven't budged on the Super Bowl LII futures market. They're still the +325 favourites at press time despite losing WR Julian Edelman (98 catches, 1106 yards last year) to a torn ACL. Edelman will miss the entire 2017 season, which starts September 7 when the Patriots host the Kansas City Chiefs (8:30 PM ET, NBC). ...

 

Yankees Host Indians in American League Showdown

by Bovada - 8/28/2017 3:39 PM

The New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians are both setting their sights on the postseason in the American League. The two meet in New York for the second of a three-game set on Tuesday. Bet on baseball at Bovada and get a 50% bonus. Cleveland's Trevor Bauer (13-8, 4.59 ERA) took the win in his last outing, a 13-6 victory at home against Boston. He gave up...

 

MLB Odds: Jays Host Red Sox at Just the Right Time

by Bovada - 8/28/2017 3:38 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays (61-68, -16.62 betting units) need to start winning right now if they want to stay in the American League Wild Card race. The Boston Red Sox (73-56, +0.99 units), meanwhile, come out of the weekend after three straight losses. It's as good a time as any to host the AL East leaders; Game 2 of their three-game series goes Tuesday at 7:07 p.m. Eastern on Sportsnet and NESN. ...

 

Boxing Odds: Even More Ways to Bet McGregor-Mayweather

by Bovada - 8/24/2017 3:04 PM

Can Conor McGregor pull off the impossible? The reigning UFC Lightweight champion will be in his first professional boxing match this Saturday against Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26 KOs) , and at press time, McGregor's odds are all the way down to +300. Mayweather is a -400 favorite, as he was for his victories over Shane Mosley and Arturo Gatti. With so many people inter...

 

MLB Odds - Indians Visit Twins in Minnesota

by Bovada - 8/14/2017 3:51 PM

The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins are battling at the top of the American League Central. The two go toe-to-toe on Tuesday in Minnesota in the second contest of a huge four-game series. Danny Salazar (4-5, 4.15 ERA) gets the call for Cleveland. He took a no-decision in his last outing, which was a 4-1 loss in Tampa Bay. The 27-year-old righty went 5.1 innings, allowing a...

 

Boxing Odds: McGregor"s Odds Improve vs. Mayweather

by Bovada - 8/9/2017 11:31 PM

When the odds first hit the board for the August 26 superfight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor, the reigning UFC Lightweight champion was a heavy +950 underdog. It didn't take long for McGregor to move down to +400; at press time, the Irish sensation is even shorter at +375, with Mayweather available at -550. McGregor fans appear to be delighted with how his training...

 

MLB Odds: Time Running out as Jays Host Yankees

by Bovada - 8/7/2017 2:40 PM

Despite everything that has gone wrong this season, the Toronto Blue Jays (52-59, -16.49 betting units) are only five games out of the second Wild Card spot in the American League. They'll try to cut into that lead with a crucial three-game series at home against the top AL Wild Card team, the New York Yankees (59-51, -6.32 units). Game 1 is Tuesday night at 7:07 PM ET on Sportsnet and YES. ...

 

Boxing Odds: Will McGregor Knock Out Mayweather?

by Bovada - 8/3/2017 4:26 PM

Conor McGregor has the proverbial "puncher's chance" of knocking out Floyd Mayweather Jr. when they meet August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. McGregor is a +400 underdog at press time to win this fight, and +500 to win by KO/TKO or disqualification. In the unlikely event of a decision win for McGregor, he'll pay out at a hefty +1000. While it's true that McGregor has ne...

 

MLB Odds: Stroman, Jays Visit the South Side

by Bovada - 7/31/2017 11:34 PM

This has been a rough year for the Toronto Blue Jays (49-56, -16.16 betting units), but they won five of seven games last week, and they can keep up the momentum with a strong showing in their three-game series against the tanking Chicago White Sox (40-62, -8.06 units). Game 2 from New Comiskey goes Tuesday night at 8:10 PM ET on both Sportsnet and WGN. Toronto should have the e...

 

Will Gray Pitch for A"s Versus Jays?

by Bovada - 7/24/2017 6:07 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays (44-54, -18.55 betting units) know they'll be hosting the Oakland Athletics (44-54, -7.27 units) this Tuesday night. But who will pitch for the A's? Sonny Gray is penciled in to start for Oakland, but he's been the subject of trade rumors heading towards the July 31 deadline. If Gray (3.38 FIP) does take the hill at Rogers Centre, the Jays could be in for a...

 

MLB Odds: Visiting Brewers Travel to Washington

by Bovada - 7/24/2017 6:06 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have been one of the biggest surprises of the season so far. With a 53-48 straight up record, they're sitting second in the National League Central. On Tuesday, they'll head to the nation's capital to take on the Washington Nationals, one of the World Series favorites. This will be the second of a four-game series. The Brewers will go with Zach Davies (11-4...

 

MLB Odds: Jays, Yanks in Midseason Funk

by Bovada - 7/3/2017 3:55 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays (37-44, -16.17 betting units) have lost eight of their last 10 games, falling back into last place in the American League East. Meanwhile, the New York Yankees (43-37, -3.68 units) were on top of the division standings before going into a 5-14 tailspin. They'll try to sort things out Wednesday afternoon in the finale of a three-game set at Yankee Stadium; first pitch is a...

 

Cycling Odds: Froome Favored at Tour de France

by Bovada - 6/29/2017 3:12 PM

The 104th running of the Tour de France starts this Saturday, July 1st, and while this marquee event has been riddled by scandal over the past 20 years, it remains an international spectacle and the most important event on the cycling calendar. Kenyan-born Chris Froome, now competing for Britain and Team Sky, is the +125 favorite at press time, followed by Australia's Richie Porte at +180. ...

 

Can Strasburg Keep Cool Versus Cubs?

by Bovada - 6/26/2017 3:57 PM

Are the Chicago Cubs back on the winning track? They've won three straight series to get over .500 at 38-37; that still leaves the Cubs 16.15 betting units in the red for 2017, but it also puts Chicago within 1.5 games of first in the National League Central. They'll try to close that gap this week at the expense of the Washington Nationals (45-30, +0.84 units), who are miles ahead of the pack...

 

MLB Odds: Brewers, Cardinals Tangle in Wide-Open NL Central

by Bovada - 6/13/2017 2:47 PM

The National League Central division wasn't supposed to be in play this year. But with the Chicago Cubs experiencing a World Series hangover, it's the Milwaukee Brewers who sit atop the Central standings at 33-31, 8.53 betting units in the black. The Brew Crew visit the St. Louis Cardinals (29-32, -8.17 units) this Thursday in the finale of a four-game series, beginning at 7:15 PM ET. ...

 

Warriors Down Cavs in Game 5, Reclaim Title

by Bovada - 6/13/2017 2:46 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers wouldn't go down without a fight. But down they went, losing 129-120 to the Golden State Warriors Monday night in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. It was only a push for the Warriors as 9-point home favorites; however, the victory was enough to eliminate the Cavs and reclaim the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy for Oakland. Golden State started the 2016-17 camp...

 

MLB Odds: Red Sox, Yankees Renew Eternal Rivalry

by Bovada - 6/6/2017 5:10 PM

There's no greater rivalry in baseball than the New York Yankees versus the Boston Red Sox. They'll play a three-game set at Yankee Stadium this week; the finale is Thursday at 7 PM ET on ESPN, with Michael Pineda (4.38 FIP) pitching for New York and David Price making his third start of the year for Boston. Price (3.60 FIP last year) suffered an elbow injury in spring training and was...

 

NHL Odds: Home Ice Proves Critical in Leadup to Game 5 of Stanley Cup Finals

by Bovada - 6/6/2017 5:08 PM

After dropping the first two games of the Stanley Cup Finals on the road, PK Subban predicted a Game 3 victory at home in Nashville. Fast forward two games, and the Predators have tied the series at two games apiece. As the host, the Predators scored a total of nine goals and gave up only two to the offensively-gifted Pittsburgh Penguins. Preds goaltender, Pekka Rinne, became a cause for conce...

 

NBA Odds: Cavaliers-Warriors Series Shifts to Cleveland

by Bovada - 6/5/2017 3:24 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers haven't been able to hang with the Golden State Warriors in Games 1 and 2. However, that was the case in last year's NBA Finals too before they came back and won it. The Cavaliers have been run off the court in Games 1 and 2, losing both by 22 and 19 points. LeBron James has played about as well as they could have asked, putting up 29 points, 14 assists a...

 

Soccer Odds: Champions League Final a Toss-Up

by Bovada - 5/31/2017 4:53 PM

The two best soccer clubs in the world will meet this Saturday (2:45 PM ET, FOX) in the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final, live from the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. The defending champions from Real Madrid will face Juventus in a rematch of the 1998 final; Real are slim favorites in this matchup, priced at +150 on the moneyline with Juventus at +175 and the draw in regulation very muc...