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George Injury Overshadows Rose Return in USA Basketball Scrimmage
A gruesome leg injury to Indiana Pacers forward Paul George, not the return of Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose, was the big story in Las Vegas on Friday as Team USA held a scrimmage.... Read this article
Oklahoma, Baylor Best Big 12 Teams in College Football Betting
The Oklahoma Sooners and Baylor Bears give the Big 12 two legit candidates to make this year's college football playoff while the other schools in the conference face much longer odds.... Read this article
Athletics, Tigers Improve Odds to Win World Series After Trades
The Oakland Athletics and Detroit Tigers were the big winners before the MLB trade deadline on Thursday, acquiring additional aces to round out their starting rotations for a World Series run.... Read this article
Is AFC North the Most Competitive Division in the NFL This Year?
The Cincinnati Bengals enjoyed a successful regular season last year but disappointed in the playoffs. Can the Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens or Cleveland Browns top them in 2014?... Read this article
Watch for Baseball Deals Before Thursday's MLB Trade Deadline
The Los Angeles Dodgers remain the top team in the National League according to the latest DBA MLB Power Ratings. But do the Dodgers need to make any big trades to win the World Series?... Read this article
Part 2: Interview with Legendary Oddsmaker Roxy Roxborough
In Part 2 of this exclusive interview series with legendary oddsmaker Michael "Roxy" Roxborough, he talks about the origins of the Stardust line and how technology has changed betting.... Read this article
Defending National Champ Florida State Remains Class of ACC
The Florida State Seminoles ended the SEC's national title reign last season and should again be the top team in the Atlantic Coast Conference as they attempt to repeat as NCAA champs.... Read this article
Brown Battles Lawler in Key Welterweight Fight at UFC on FOX 12
UFC on FOX 12 is headlined by a welterweight title eliminator bout between No. 1 contender Robbie Lawler and No. 5 Matt Brown in the five-round main event on Saturday in San Jose.... Read this article
Return of Harrison Twins Makes Kentucky NCAA Tournament Favorite
The Kentucky Wildcats may have lost the 2014 national championship game to the UConn Huskies, but they will have Aaron and Andrew Harrison back for another shot at the NCAA title.... Read this article
Philadelphia Eagles Favored to Win NFC East in Kelly's 2nd Season
The Philadelphia Eagles surprisingly made the playoffs last season behind first-year head coach Chip Kelly. But expectations are higher in 2014, as the Eagles look to defend their division title.... Read this article
San Francisco Giants Continue Slide in DBA MLB Power Ratings
The LA Dodgers remain the top team in the National League this week in the Don Best Advantage MLB Power Ratings behind two American League West squads that stay in the Top 2 overall.... Read this article
Part 1: Interview with Legendary Oddsmaker Roxy Roxborough
Michael "Roxy" Roxborough played a big role in shaping the sportsbook landscape as an oddsmaker in Las Vegas. Part 1 of this interview series discusses how he got started.... Read this article
Oregon, UCLA & USC Faves for Pac-12 College Football Championship
Oregon looks to be the best team in the Pac-12's North Division this year, but the South has a couple top contenders for the conference crown in UCLA and USC. And we have updated odds.... Read this article
Are the Top 2 Teams in Baseball from the Same Division?
Baseball is back on Friday following the MLB All-Star break, and the Oakland A's look like the team to beat this year. But the second-best team might surprise you, as the A's know them well.... Read this article
Patriots Big Favorites to Win AFC East Division Title Again in 2014
The New England Patriots have won 11 of the last 13 AFC East title, including five in a row. Are the Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins or New York Jets worth betting on this year to knock off the Pats?... Read this article
Cerrone Looks for 4th Straight Win Vs. Miller at UFC Fight Night 45
Sixth-ranked Donald Cerrone brings a three-fight winning streak into his five-round lightweight featured bout against No. 7 Jim Miller on Wednesday in Atlantic City at UFC Fight Night 45.... Read this article
Updated MLB Future Odds for Division Titles & Home Run Champ
As MLB's All-Stars take center stage Tuesday, the LA Dodgers, Oakland A's and Detroit Tigers look to be the teams to beat in 2014 while a pair of unlikely players duke it out to be HR king.... Read this article
College Football Future Odds Released at LVH SuperBook in Las Vegas
The LVH SuperBook in Las Vegas released several college football futures on Sunday, including Games of the Year, Conference Championship Odds and Regular Season Win Totals.... Read this article
Germany Solid Favorite in World Cup Final Against Argentina Sunday
After routing host country Brazil 7-1 in the semifinals, Germany will enter Sunday's World Cup final as the favorite against Argentina. The two finalists have won four of the previous 10 World Cups.... Read this article
Alabama, Auburn Top SEC in Early College Football Betting
The Southeastern Conference failed to win a national championship in college football last year after winning the previous seven and appears to be primed for another run at the NCAA title.... Read this article
LeBron James Heading Back Home to Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cleveland Cavaliers have won the LeBron James sweepstakes, as their former star has decided to return home after winning two NBA titles in four years with the Miami Heat.... Read this article
College Football Betting Odds On the Move at Vegas Sportsbooks
College football season okicks off in seven weeks, and Regular Season Win Totals, Conference Championship Odds and Games of the Year are already being posted at Vegas sportsbooks.... Read this article
World Cup Soccer Betting Tips from Todd Fuhrman for Semifinals
After host Brazil lost 7-1 to Germany on Tuesday, the winner of Wednesday's semifinal between Argentina and the Netherlands will also advance to the World Cup final on Sunday.... Read this article
Seahawks Look to Defend NFC West, NFC & Super Bowl Titles
The Seattle Seahawks soared to the top of the NFL last year thanks to an awesome defense, but the San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams are coming after them in 2014.... Read this article
Las Vegas Sportsbooks Adjusting NBA Future Odds Amidst Rumors
The futures of NBA stars LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony will likely be decided this week, and Las Vegas sportsbooks have taken notice, adjusting numbers on future odds for many teams.... Read this article
Ohio State Favored to Win Big Ten College Football Title in 2014
The Ohio State Buckeyes will enter the 2014 college football season favored to win the Big Ten Conference title while the Wisconsin Badgers, Michigan State Spartans and others chase them.... Read this article
Machida Challenges Middleweight Champ Weidman at UFC 175
Middleweight champion Chris Weidman will defend his title for the second time Saturday in Las Vegas when he faces former light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida at UFC 175.... Read this article
World Cup Soccer Betting Tips from Todd Fuhrman for Quarterfinals
Soccer betting analyst Todd Fuhrman offers tips for the quarterfinal round of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.  What's the best matchup in the quarters? Will there be more 1-goal games?... Read this article
NHL Western Conference Teams Getting Stronger During Offseason
The LA Kings will face a tough road next year in trying to repeat as Stanley Cup champs, as many of their rivals in the Western Conference have improved in an effort to dethrone them.... Read this article
Denver Broncos Favored to Win AFC West for Fourth Straight Year
The Denver Broncos lost the Super Bowl but are favored to win the AFC West for the fourth year in a row. Can the Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers or Oakland Raiders dethrone them?... Read this article
Oakland Athletics Vault to Top of DBA MLB Power Ratings
Two Bay Area teams rank at the top of this week's Don Best Advantage MLB Power Ratings, but that could change with the Oakland A's and San Francisco Giants both facing stiff competition.... Read this article
Golden Nugget Releases 2013 College Football Games of the Year
Don Best reveals opening lines and updated odds for 250 College Football Games of the Year at Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, Nevada.... Read this article
Clippers Try To Extend Record Winning Streak Thursday
Thursday's NBA action features a TNT doubleheader with the Dallas Mavericks visiting the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers hosting the Boston Celtics.... Read this article
Cincinnati Aims To Stay Undefeated Against New Mexico
Thursday's college basketball action is highlighted by a nationally televised matchup between Cincinnati and New Mexico on ESPN2.... Read this article
Three Bowl Games To Be Televised Friday On ESPN
Friday's college football action includes three games, the Independence Bowl (Ohio vs. Louisiana-Monroe), Russell Athletic Bowl (Rutgers vs. Virginia Tech) and Meineke Car Care Bowl (Minnesota vs. Texas Tech).... Read this article
Knicks Try To Rebound At Phoenix Off Christmas Day Loss
Wednesday's NBA action is highlighted by a key matchup between the New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns.... Read this article
High-Scoring Game Expected Thursday In Holiday Bowl
Thursday's college football action includes three games, the Military Bowl (San Jose State vs. Bowling Green), Belk Bowl (Cincinnati vs. Duke) and Holiday Bowl (Baylor vs. UCLA).... Read this article
Bulls, Clippers Host Christmas Night Games On ESPN
Tuesday's NBA action on ESPN includes the Chicago Bulls hosting the Houston Rockets followed by the Denver Nuggets visiting the Los Angeles Clippers.... Read this article
NBA Finals Rematch Highlights Christmas Day Games
Tuesday's NBA action on ABC tips off with the Los Angeles Lakers hosting the New York Knicks followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder visiting the Miami Heat.... Read this article
Central Michigan, Western Kentucky Meet In Little Caesars Bowl
Wednesday's college football action takes place in Detroit as the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers take on the Central Michigan Chippewas in the Little Caesars Bowl.... Read this article
SMU, Fresno State Square Off Monday In Hawaii Bowl
Monday's college football action features a Hawaii Bowl matchup between the SMU Mustangs and Fresno State Bulldogs.... Read this article
Blazers Host Suns In Saturday Night NBA Matchup
Saturday's NBA action includes a prime-time matchup between the Phoenix Suns and Portland Trail Blazers on NBATV.... Read this article
Week 16 NFL Picks For Sunday December 23
Week 16 of the NFL football season continues on Sunday with free picks on seven featured games from Don Best experts Kenny White, Pat Williams and Todd Fuhrman.... Read this article
Seahawks Host 49ers In Sunday Night Football Showdown
This week's Sunday Night Football game features an NFC West divisional matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks.... Read this article
Giants Desperate For Win Sunday At Ravens In Week 16
Week 16 of the NFL season is highlighted by a key matchup between the New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens.... Read this article
Steelers, Bengals Fight for Playoffs In Key Divisional Game
Sunday's Week 16 NFL action includes an important AFC North battle between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers.... Read this article
Illinois Visits Missouri Saturday In Annual Rivalry Game
Another Top 25 matchup on Saturday's college basketball slate will see the Illinois Illini visit the Missouri Tigers.... Read this article
Ohio State, Kansas Clash Saturday In Top 10 Hoops Matchup
Saturday's NCAA basketball action continues with a game between two ranked teams when the Kansas Jayhawks visit the Ohio State Buckeyes.... Read this article
Syracuse Looks To Stay Unbeaten Saturday Against Temple
Saturday's college basketball action tips off with an exciting matchup between the Syracuse Orange and Temple Owls at Madison Square Garden.... Read this article
Knicks Have Anthony Back For Friday Matchup With Bulls
Friday's NBA action is highlighted by an Eastern Conference matchup between the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks on NBATV.... Read this article