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Nationals Attempt Sweep Giants in Sunday Night Baseball Matchup
07/04/2015
The Washington Nationals have been playing some of their best baseball of the season lately and will try to complete a three-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants on Sunday Night Baseball.... Read this article
Orioles Look to Extend Winning Streak to Five Against Rangers
06/28/2015
For the second straight day, a divison-leading MLB team will be trying to extend a winning streak on ESPN. The St. Louis Cardinals did it on Sunday, so will the Baltimore Orioles follow suit?... Read this article
Cubs Hope to Halt Hot Cardinals in Sunday Night Baseball Matchup
06/27/2015
The Chicago Cubs looked like the darlings of baseball early on, but they have lost four straight games and will try to hand the St. Louis Cardinals their first loss in six games Sunday night.... Read this article
Golden Nugget Releases 2015 College Football Games of the Year
06/26/2015
The Golden Nugget sportsbook in Las Vegas was the first to unveil college football odds on more than 150 Games of the Year, and bettors are fading SEC teams in early wagering action.... Read this article
MLB Betting: Give Me Some Relief!
06/23/2015
Baseball is not about starters, although that's where oddsmakers begin their betting lines. Bullpen depth continues to be  a huge factor in winning baseball... Read this article
Spieth Takes Second Straight Major With Johnson Falling Short Again
06/21/2015
Jordan Spieth has officially taken over the title of golf's best young talent from Rory McIlroy after his second consecutive Major victory this year. But did Dustin Johnson make it easy for him?... Read this article
Giants Looking for Sweep of Dodgers on Sunday Night Baseball
06/20/2015
The San Francisco Giants have won the last five meetings with the Los Angeles Dodgers and nine of 11 this season. They can also take over first place in the NL West with another win Sunday.... Read this article
Getting Injured Players Back Can Be as Important as a Trade
06/16/2015
The MLB trade deadline is coming soon, but there are other ways teams can improve as summer heats up. Learn more with valuable baseball betting tips from Don Best handicapper Jim Feist.... Read this article
Cavs Look to Extend NBA Finals as Home Underdogs in Game 6
06/15/2015
The Golden State Warriors are favored to win their first NBA championship since 1975 with a road win in Game 6 on Tuesday while the Cleveland Cavaliers hope to force a Game 7 in Oakland.... Read this article
Blackhawks Favored to Win 2015 Stanley Cup at Home on Monday
06/14/2015
The Chicago Blackhawks hope to accomplish something they have not done since 1938 - win the Stanley Cup at home. But can the Tampa Bay Lightning pull off the upset and force a Game 7?... Read this article
Velasquez, Werdum Look to Unify Heavyweight Title at UFC 188
06/12/2015
Heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez will return to the Octagon on Saturday night in Mexico City for the first time in nearly two years when he meets interim title holder Fabricio Werdum at UFC 188.... Read this article
Can LeBron James Lead Cavaliers to Another NBA Finals Victory?
06/08/2015
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James has played like the MVP of the NBA Finals so far, but can he give his team the series lead with another victory against the Golden State Warriors in Game 3?... Read this article
NBA Finals: Warriors/Cavs Showdown
06/08/2015
The NBA Finals shifts to the middle of the country this week as the Cavaliers host Games 3 and 4. Jim Feist examines history and team defense.... Read this article
Blackhawks Look to Regain Edge in Stanley Cup Final at Home
06/07/2015
The Tampa Bay Lightning edged the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday to even the Stanley Cup Final at 1-1. Now the Blackhawks hope to use home ice as an advantage in Game 3 on Monday.... Read this article
Lightning Face Must-Win Against Blackhawks in Stanley Cup Final?
06/05/2015
The Tampa Bay Lightning lost the series opener of the Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks but have made a habit of bouncing back. Will Tampa rebound in Game 2 Saturday?... Read this article
Cleveland's NBA Title Odds Take Big Hit With Kyrie Irving Out
06/05/2015
The Cleveland Cavaliers lost Game 1 of the NBA Finals and more when point guard Kyrie Irving suffered a fractured kneecap. The loss of Irving makes the Golden State Warriors bigger favorites.... Read this article
Cavs/Warriors: 2015 NBA Finals Fever!
06/01/2015
LeBron James is in the NBA Finals for the fifth straight year, while the Warriors are the talented new kids on the block. Who has the edge? Jim Feist examines, both straight up and against the spread.... Read this article
Preseason Favorite Cavs Underdogs Against Warriors in NBA Finals
05/31/2015
The Cleveland Cavaliers entered the 2014-15 regular season as the favorites to win their first championship, but the Golden State Warriors will find them as underdogs in the NBA Finals.... Read this article
Blackhawks Favored to Beat Lightning for 2015 Stanley Cup
05/31/2015
The Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning both earned Game 7 wins on the road to advance to the 2015 Stanley Cup Final and begin the NHL championship series on Wednesday.... Read this article
Is Home Ice Really an Advantage for Rangers, Ducks in Game 7s?
05/28/2015
The stage is set for two epic Game 7s in the NHL on Friday and Saturday, with the Rangers hosting the Lightning and the Blackhawks visiting the Ducks. So who will play for the Stanley Cup?... Read this article
Baseball Bettors Beware of 'Chief Big Chalk'
05/26/2015
Is it OK to bet big favorites in baseball? Jim Feist offers some baseball betting advice -- with the reasons why.... Read this article
Warriors, Cavaliers Headed for 2015 NBA Finals Matchup
05/24/2015
The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers each took commanding 3-0 series leads in the conference finals over the weekend, putting them on track to meet in the 2015 NBA Finals.... Read this article
Middleweight, Light Heavyweight Titles Up for Grabs at UFC 187
05/22/2015
A new light heavyweight champion will be crowed at UFC 187 on Saturday when Anthony Johnson battles Daniel Cormier for the belt after middleweight champ Chris Weidman faces Vitor Belfort.... Read this article
MLB First 7 Weeks - Handicapping the Futures
05/20/2015

7 weeks into the MLB season, Scott Sprietzer takes a look at the current future odds of the top contenders in the league and also provides an overview of some match-ups for this weekend. 


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Are Cavaliers a Good Bet Against Hawks in Eastern Conference Finals?
05/19/2015
The Cleveland Cavaliers are not at full strength but still have star LeBron James heading into the Eastern Conference Finals against the Atlanta Hawks. Which team is the better bet?... Read this article
Postseason Basketball and Earlier Meetings
05/18/2015
The NBA Conference Finals begins, down to the Final 4 in the NBA. Is it worth looking at the regular season meetings between the Cavs/Hawks and Rockets/Warriors? Jim Feist provides some wgering insight.... Read this article
Golden State Opens NBA Western Conference Finals as Big Favorite
05/17/2015
The Warriors were tested by the Grizzlies in the second round while the Rockets rallied to beat the Clippers in seven games. They meet Tuesday in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.... Read this article
Tigers Try for Sweep of Cardinals on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball
05/16/2015
The AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers are road underdogs as they look to complete a rare three-game sweep of the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday Night Baseball.... Read this article
Rangers Slight Favorites to Win 2015 Stanley Cup at SuperBook
05/15/2015
The New York Rangers battled back from a 3-1 deficit to knock out the Washington Capitals and start the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday as the 2/1 favorites to win the Stanley Cup.... Read this article
NBA Playoffs: Be Cautious of Blowouts
05/12/2015
We've seen blowouts and buzzer beaters so far in the 2015 NBA playoffs. What does that mean for bounce-back situations for bettors? Don Best handicapper Jim Feist examines.... Read this article
Wizards, Grizzlies Look for Commanding 3-1 Series Leads on Monday
05/10/2015
The Washington Wizards and Memphis Grizzlies are both unlikely series leaders heading into Monday's action. But can they each win Game 4 at home to move closer to the conference finals?... Read this article
Can Tigers Overtake Royals for Division Lead on Sunday Night?
05/09/2015
The Kansas City Royals have picked up where they left off last year when they went to the World Series as a Wild Card and look to stay atop the AL Central with a win against the Detroit Tigers.... Read this article
Heavyweights Collide in Australia with Miocic-Hunt at UFC Fight Night
05/08/2015
UFC Fight Night 65 takes place in Adelaide this Saturday with a pair of top heavyweight contenders squaring off in the main event, as Stipe Miocic and Mark Hunt both hope to rebound from losses.... Read this article
Baseball Hot and Cold Starts
05/05/2015
Baseball is rolling each day, with soft totals, sides and hot and cold clubs. So what is a bettor to do when their team is slumping?... Read this article
Cavaliers, Rockets Favored in Monday's NBA Playoff Matchups
05/04/2015
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets enter their second-round playoff series as favorites but will be tested by a couple of dangerous teams in the Chicago Bulls and LA Clippers.... Read this article
Mayweather Stays Perfect With UD Victory Against Pacquiao
05/02/2015
It may not have lived up to the hype as Fight of the Century, but Floyd Mayweather took care of business to unify the welterweight titles with a unanimous decision win over Manny Pacquiao.... Read this article
When is the Best Time to Bet Saturday's Fight of the Century?
05/01/2015
Tracking betting line movement on Saturday's welterweight title unification bout between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao with Don Best can help you get the best odds available.... Read this article
How to Handicap the Fight of the Century
04/27/2015
Undecided on who to take in Saturday's Fight of the Century? Well, let handicapper Scott Spreitzer show you how he is breaking down Mayweather-Pacquiao with an informed betting decision.... Read this article
Defense and Totals in the NBA Playoffs
04/27/2015
Defense often excels come playoff time in any sport and that includes the NBA playoffs, which move into the second round this week. Jim Feist examines defense, point spreads and NBA totals.... Read this article
Mets Look for Series Win Against Yankees on Sunday Night Baseball
04/25/2015
The amazing New York Mets will try to beat the New York Yankees for the second straight game and add to their MLB-best win total when they square off in the Bronx on Sunday Night Baseball.... Read this article
How Much Will Kevin Love's Injury Hurt Cleveland's NBA Title Odds?
04/25/2015
The Cleveland Cavs have been favored to win the NBA title but will be without Kevin Love for a while due to a separated shoulder. Will the Chicago Bulls be able to take advantage of that injury?... Read this article
Three Fights Worth Betting at UFC 186 Saturday Night in Montreal
04/24/2015
Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson goes for his sixth title defense Saturday at UFC 186 vs. Kyoji Horiguchi. But there are other bouts on the card more appealing from a betting perspective.... Read this article
MLB Betting Notebook: From a Maze to Amazing
04/20/2015
Scott Spreitzer gives his insight on the early MLB season and explains what to be looking out for when placing your baseball wagers, from the disappointing Giants to the amazing Mets.... Read this article
NBA Playoffs: The Best of the West
04/20/2015
The Clippers blew out the Spurs in Game 1 out West, while the Warriors had to hang on in a wild one against New Orleans. Jim Feist looks at the top teams in the NBA Playoffs in the Western Conference.... Read this article
Money Shifting Mayweather's Way Against Pacquiao in Superfight
04/19/2015
The "Fight of the Century" between unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is now less than two weeks away, and Las Vegas sportsbooks are starting to see a change from bettors.... Read this article
Game of Adjustments
04/18/2015

A profitable NBA playoff season can be had-if you're willing to adapt. See how Scott Spreitzer breaks it down.


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Rockhold Favored Against Machida Saturday at UFC on FOX 15
04/17/2015
Former Strikeforce middleweight champions Luke Rockhold and Jacare Souza will both fight on Saturday's UFC on FOX 15 card, just not against each other. Get the lowdown on their opponents.... Read this article
Warriors, Cavs Tip Off NBA Playoffs as Big Favorites in First Round
04/17/2015
The NBA playoffs start this weekend with the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers as big favorites to advance past the first round and also meet for the championship in June.... Read this article
NBA Stretch Run: The Best of the East
04/14/2015
The NBA playoffs start soon. Who has the edge in the East? The Hawks have dazzled from start to finish, the Bulls hope to get healthy, while LeBron James has the Cavaliers surging since the All-Star break.... Read this article
Rangers, Blackhawks Among Teams Favored in Stanley Cup Playoffs
04/12/2015
The NHL's postseason begins Wednesday with four of the eight playoff series getting underway. Without the LA Kings around to defend their title, the New York Rangers are hoping to hoist it.... Read this article
 
 
 
 
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