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Game of Adjustments

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
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
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
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
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
Red Sox, Yankees Continue Rivalry on Sunday Night Baseball
Just three MLB teams remain unbeaten heading into Sunday's baseball betting action while the Boston Red Sox look for a sweep of the New York Yankees in the Sunday Night Baseball game.... Read this article
Heat, Warriors Favored in Last NBA on TNT Doubleheader of Season
Three NBA teams playing Thursday night have already clinched playoff berths while the Miami Heat are on the outside looking in as they host the Chicago Bulls to tip off the twin bill.... Read this article
NBA Teams Packing It In Down the Stretch
Bettors look for NBA teams to bet on each night, but you can cash just as easily by going against teams that have given up on the season. Case in point, the NBA stretch run....... Read this article
Wisconsin, Duke to Decide College Basketball's National Champion
After eliminating previously unbeaten Kentucky from the national title picture, Wisconsin will take on Duke Monday night for the NCAA championship. Get the scoop on the betting line and props.... Read this article
Mendes Meets Lamas in UFC Fight Night 63 Main Event Saturday
A rare matinee is on tap Saturday for bettors with UFC Fight Night 63. In the main event, featherweight title contenders Chad Mendes and Ricardo Lamas square off, so who has the edge?... Read this article
Can Atlanta or Golden State Derail Cleveland's NBA Title Hopes?
The Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks may have the two best records in the NBA, but the Cleveland Cavaliers led by LeBron James are still the team to beat as the odds-on favorite.... Read this article
Spartans, Blue Devils Join Wildcats, Badgers in 2015 Final Four
Three top seeds have made it to the Final Four led by unbeaten favorite Kentucky while No. 7 seed Michigan State is a big underdog to cut down the nets. Check out the odds for each team.... Read this article
Betting Tips For A Successful Final Four
Sixty-four games have been played, leaving us with three No. 1 seeds and a 7 seed.  Find out from Scott Spreitzer what it takes to successfully bet this year's Final Four.... Read this article
Michigan State, Duke Favored in Sunday's Elite Eight Games
The Spartans and Blue Devils hope to join the Wisconsin Badgers and Kentucky Wildcats in the Final Four with wins over the Louisville Cardinals and Gonzaga Bulldogs on Sunday.... Read this article
Kentucky, Arizona Favored to Head to Final Four After Elite Eight
A pair of Wildcats will try to punch the first two tickets to the Final Four on Saturday when Arizona and Kentucky battle Wisconsin and Notre Dame, respectively, in two Elite Eight games.... Read this article
MLB Betting: Cleveland Indians Preview
With last year's record of 85-77, the Cleveland Indians did some pretty decent work. Scott Spreitzer takes a closer look at Cleveland to give you a detailed breakdown for this year's MLB season.... Read this article
MLB Betting: Colorado Rockies Preview
Can the Colorado Rockies improve from last year's record of 66-96? Scott Spreitzer analyzes from a betting perspective and whether they can overachieve in the 2015 season.... Read this article
SWEET 16 and ELITE 8 Betting Tips
With the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 upon us, Scott Spreitzer brings you tips and tricks on how to make a smart bet for the end of March Madness.... Read this article
Unbeaten Kentucky Among Three Top Seeds Remaining in Sweet 16
The Kentucky Wildcats survived their first two games of the NCAA Tournament in the Midwest, which was not the case for the Villanova Wildcats in the East. Get the scoop on the Sweet 16.... Read this article
Top Seeds Kentucky, Villanova Try to Advance in Tourney Saturday
Will there be more upsets Saturday when the Round of 32 gets underway in the NCAA Tournament? The two top seeds hope not while another key matchup pits a No. 11 vs. a No. 14.... Read this article
Will Favorites Rebound in NCAA Tournament Action on Friday?
Underdogs ruled Thursday's March Madness slate with 12 of 16 covering the spead, including four straight-up winners. Will that pattern continue on Friday, or will favorites strike back?... Read this article
MLB Betting: Cincinnati Reds Preview
Once again Scott Spreitzer dissects another team from the MLB. This time the Cincinnati Reds are up. Can they over come all the questions plaguing their rotation, pen, or lineup?... Read this article
MLB Betting: Chicago Cubs Preview

The Chicago Cubs are coming off of last year's 73-89 record.  Can they produce better numbers this season? Scott Spreitzer has the breakdown for this year's Cubs.  

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College Basketball Betting: The Big Dance

Watching the College basketball Tournaments? Want to know how to bet? Scott Spreitzer has some tips for you to make your informed decisions.

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March Hoops: Beware of the No-Name Teams
The Big Dance has arrived!  Kentucky will try to remain unbeaten, but don't be surprised if little- known schools play better than expected against the Las Vegas number.... Read this article
Will Anybody Stop Kentucky From Winning 2015 NCAA Tournament?
The Kentucky Wildcats are looking to become the first school since the Indiana Hoosiers in 1976 to finish the season as unbeaten national champions in men's college basketball. Can they do it?... Read this article
UFC 185 Features Two Title Fights as Pettis, Esparza Defend Belts
UFC 185 in Dallas will showcase two champions in lightweight Anthony Pettis and women's strawweight Carla Esparza on Saturday night. Do their opponents have what it takes for an upset?... Read this article
Can the Streaking Spurs Cool Off the Hot Cavs on Thursday Night?
LeBron James and the Cavaliers visit the Spurs in the second game of Thursday's NBA on TNT doubleheader. San Antonio is shooting for its seventh straight victory.... Read this article
MLB Betting: Chicago White Sox Preview
The White Sox didn't do that well last year, but things may be looking up for them this season. Scott Spreitzer breaks them down and shows you what they have to offer.... Read this article
College Basketball’s Diminishing Edge: Senior Leadership
The Madness that is March is here! College Basketball tournament time is rolling and Jim Feist looks at senior leadership.... Read this article
MLB Betting: Boston Red Sox Preview
Last season, the Boston Red Sox had a few rough bumps, so are they looking at a better year in 2015? Don Best handicapper Scott Spreitzer has the breakdown for you.... Read this article
Conference Tournaments Determine Big Dance Field, Top Seeds
March Madness is here, as schools from every conference have the chance to play their way into the NCAA Tournament. Find out what teams are worth watching with shots to earn No. 1 seeds.... Read this article
MLB Betting: Baltimore Orioles Preview

Do the Baltimore Orioles have that extra push this season for a seat at the World Series? Scott Spreitzer breaks them down to see if they have what it takes.

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Betting the Final Weekend of College Basketball's Regular Season
March Madness is already underway for some schools that have started their conference tournaments. But get the lowdown on other major conferences wrapping up regular-season play.... Read this article
MLB Betting: Atlanta Braves Preview

Are the Atlanta Braves ready to put up a fight for a seat at the playoffs? Scott Spreitzer gives you the break down to see if they have what it takes this year. 

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Thunder, Blazers Playing Back-to-Back Games Off OT Wins Wednesday
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers both worked overtime in wins Wednesday and will have little time to rest as they meet the Chicago Bulls and Dallas Mavericks Thursday.... Read this article
MLB Betting: Arizona Diamondbacks Preview
Can the Arizona Diamondbacks make some noise in the NL West this season?  Scott Sprietzer breaks them down to see if they have what it takes this year to do just that.... Read this article
College Basketball Betting: Final Run to the Big 12 Title
College basketball is winding down its regular season, with tourney seedings and rivalry matchups taking center stage. Here is a look at the top Big 12 teams this week from handicapper Jim Feist.... Read this article
College Basketball Betting: Best of the Pac-12 Conference
Don Best handicapper Jim Feist looks at the top Pac-12 college basketball teams as we come down the stretch run. Who has the edge out West? Find out now.... Read this article
College Basketball Betting: Best of SEC - Can Anybody Beat Kentucky?
College basketball conference play is in the home stretch. Don Best handicapper Jim Feist looks at the SEC and asks, can anyone take down the Kentucky Wildcats before tourney play?... Read this article
Projecting 2015 MLB Win Totals: Miami Marlins
With MLB spring training opening this past week, Don Best handicapper Scott Spreitzer takes a look at the season Win Total for the Miami Marlins from a betting perspective.... Read this article
Nationals Projected as Best Team Based on 2015 MLB Win Totals
Baseball season is just around the corner, which means sportsbooks are releasing 2015 MLB Win Totals and more future odds for bettors to wager on. Get the early numbers for every team here.... Read this article
Thatch Battles Henderson in Welterweight Bout at UFC Fight Night 60
Rising star Brandon Thatch meets former lightweight champ Benson Henderson in a welterweight matchup Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 60 in Colorado. Will experience make a difference?... Read this article
Central Division Lead on Line Thursday When Cavs Visit Bulls
The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 14 of their last 15 games but still find themselves behind the Chicago Bulls in the NBA's Central Division. That can change with a victory on Thursday night.... Read this article
College Basketball Betting: Best of Big 10 Basketball Teams
The Big 10 is situated in the heart of basketball country, and Don Best handicapper Jim Feist examines some of the top teams in the conference as tourney time approaches.... Read this article
Downward Spiral Down Golf Betting Board Continues for Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods once seemed like a lock to pass Jack Nicklaus for the most major championships in golf history. Now, Woods is just fighting to win another tournament after another withdrawal.... Read this article
Two Top 10 ACC Matchups Highlight Saturday's College Hoops Slate
With a little more than a month to go before March Madness, the top college basketball games on Saturday take place in the ACC with Duke hosting Notre Dame and Louisville visiting Virginia.... Read this article
Cavaliers Look to Extend Winning Streak to 12 Against Clippers
The Cleveland Cavaliers are the hottest team in the NBA and hope to win their 12th straight on Thursday when they host the LA Clippers in the first game of the NBA on TNT doubleheader.... Read this article
Jim Feist's Betting Tips: College Hoops - Best of the ACC
College basketball takes center stage with the Super Bowl over. Jim Feist examines the top teams in the ACC and how they shape up for the February/March stretch run.... Read this article
Patriots Win Super Bowl XLIX, Seahawks Favored Next Year
The New England Patriots won their fourth Super Bowl title in dramatic fashion on Sunday, beating the defending champion Seattle Seahawks, 28-24. But Seattle is favored to win it next year.... Read this article
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