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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...

 

The Seattle Seahawks at The Tennessee Titans

by Safest Wagering - 9/24/2017 11:05 AM

Seattle has: One of the best defenses in the league. Recent success deep into the playoffs. One of the best quarterbacks in the league. Perennially they're almost always the ATS favorite. Things change. The Seahawks offensive line isn't playing cohesively. Russell Wilson has had way too much pressure. I'm not sure Seattle kept up with other teams with off season moves o...

 

The Oklahoma Sooners at The Baylor Bears

by Safest Wagering - 9/23/2017 10:49 AM

The total opened at 62.5 and has dropped just a little to 62. It may look low considering Oklahoma's talented offense, but I think it may actually be inflated. Baylor has had well documented off the field problems the last two seasons, which led to the hiring of new coach, Matt Rhule. I would expect the Bears to be a top-tier team again in the future, but right now all of their pieces...

 

The Virginia Cavaliers at The Boise State Broncos

by Safest Wagering - 9/22/2017 2:08 PM

Boise State should have covered last week against New Mexico who was down to their 3rd string quarterback. Coach Bob Davie did a better than Bryan Harsin. The Broncos seem to be missing something that we always look for in our horse racing stock. Up to this point, they have more talent, but are lacking in heart. In that last game, Boise State only managed 264 total yards and had onl...

 

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...

 

MLB Odds: Cards Host Dodgers in Finale of Four-Game Set

by Bovada - 5/30/2017 5:16 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers are in second place in the National League West. The St. Louis Cardinals are second in the NL Central. But there's a big gulf in talent between these two teams, and the Dodgers should be road favorites in at least three of their four games against St. Louis this week - including Thursday's finale at 1:45 PM ET on ESPN. The Cardinals might have some bett...

 

NBA Odds: Cavaliers, Warriors Kick Off NBA Finals Trilogy

by Bovada - 5/29/2017 4:01 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors have met in the last two NBA Finals, with both teams winning a title. This season's version kicks off on Thursday at 9 PM ET in Oakland. The Cavaliers are 12-1 in the postseason, with their sole loss coming from the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. LeBron James has averaged 32.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.0 a...

 

NBA Odds: Warriors Win the West; NBA Finals Next

by Bovada - 5/23/2017 2:33 PM

The Golden State Warriors are one step closer to reclaiming their NBA championship. The Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs 129-115 Monday night, cashing in as 12-point road favourites and sweeping San Antonio out of the Western Conference Finals. Golden State came into the 2016-17 season as -250 favorites to win the West. Their chances against the Spurs weren't looking too go...

 

MLB Odds: Rangers-Red Sox at Fenway Park

by Bovada - 5/23/2017 2:29 PM

The Boston Red Sox had designs on winning another World Series this year. They're still among the top contenders at +800 on the MLB futures market, but the Red Sox have started off slowly at 22-21, shedding 3.62 betting units in the process. They'll host the Texas Rangers (24-21, +3.09 units) this week for a three-game set at Fenway Park, with Thursday's finale beginning at 7:10 PM ET on NES...

 

Horse Racing Odds: Always Dreaming Favored at Preakness

by Bovada - 5/17/2017 2:14 PM

Always Dreaming already has the first jewel on the Triple Crown trail: the 2017 Kentucky Derby. At press time, he's the 10/11 favorite to earn the second at Saturday's Preakness Stakes, with Classic Empire at 15/4 and nobody else better than 10/1. Post time at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore is 7:35 PM ET on NBC. The Preakness odds will change somewhat after Wednesday's post-po...

 

Will Cavaliers Be Rusty in Game 1?

by Bovada - 5/16/2017 4:41 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers haven't played since eliminating the Toronto Raptors on May 7. They'll get their first taste of action in 10 days when they visit the Boston Celtics this Wednesday, tipping off at 8:30 PM ET on TNT. Will the Cavaliers be too rusty to compete at a high level? Or will this extended vacation help them? It didn't seem to bother them in the first round. The Ca...

 

NHL Odds: Predators Make Team History with First Ever Conference Finals Appearance

by Bovada - 5/11/2017 1:40 PM

Following a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on May 7, the Nashville Predators officially entered uncharted territory: the NHL Conference Finals. It seems as though the gutsy moves that General Manager David Poile made over the past two seasons, namely trading away prized young defenseman Seth Jones to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Center Ryan Johansen and trading team captain Shea Weber to th...

 

MLB Odds: Best of the Best Collide in Astros-Yankees Tilt

by Bovada - 5/9/2017 4:41 PM

The Houston Astros (21-11, +6.05 betting units) were expected to do big things this season, and the New York Yankees (20-9, +10.06 units) were supposed to be a year or two away from contending. But it's the Yankees who lead the American League at press time, and they can build on their momentum when they welcome Houston to the Bronx for a four-game series, starting Thursday at 7:05 PM ET on YE...

 

NBA Odds: Wizards, Celtics Face Off in Crucial Game 5 in Boston

by Bovada - 5/8/2017 2:13 PM

The Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards have been led by their point guards all season long, and the guards should have a major say in Game 5's result in Boston on Wednesday. John Wall has steered the ship for the Wizards throughout the playoffs and has been excellent against Boston. Through the first four games of the series, Wall put up 27.8 points, 12.3 assists, 2.8 steals...

 

MLB Odds: Baltimore-Boston at Fenway Park

by Bovada - 5/2/2017 1:59 PM

The Baltimore Orioles are off to another hot start in the American League East. But they'll be tested this week when they take on the Boston Red Sox in a four-game series at Fenway Park. The finale is Thursday night at 7:10 PM ET on NESN and the MLB Network. Ubaldo Jimenez (6.98 FIP) is scheduled to throw for Baltimore against knuckleballer Steven Wright (7.69 FIP). Both of thes...

 

NBA Odds: Cavaliers Too Chalky for Toronto?

by Bovada - 5/1/2017 4:22 PM

Just like last year, the Toronto Raptors are facing LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA playoffs. But they're meeting in the second round this time, and the Raptors look like they'll be much more competitive. Game 2 in this best-of-seven series is Wednesday night (7 PM ET, TNT) in Cleveland; Toronto hit the board as a 7-point underdog for Monday's opener. Which vers...

 

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...