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Bengals, Cardinals Close Out Week 3 of NFL Preseason Sunday Night
08/22/2014
The defending AFC North champion Cincinnati Bengals visit the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday Night Football in the last NFL preseason matchup of Week 3. Who has the edge?... Read this article
UFC Visits Macau, Tulsa With 2 Fight Night Events on Saturday
08/21/2014
MMA bettors will have two big events to wager on this weekend, as UFC Fight Night 48 takes place in Macau early Saturday with UFC Fight Night 49 scheduled for Saturday night in Tulsa.... Read this article
Injury to QB Braxton Miller Causes Ohio State Odds to Plunge
08/20/2014
The college football season kicks off next week, and the Ohio State Buckeyes saw their national title hopes take a serious hit with a season-ending injury to QB Braxton Miller.
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New Orleans Saints Looking to Re-Claim Division Title in 2014
08/20/2014
There were several changes in the NFC South this offseason, but the New Orleans Saints look to have improved the most while the defending division champion Carolina Panthers need help.... Read this article
Kansas City Royals Become World Series Contenders in August
08/18/2014
The Kansas City Royals have stolen the AL Central lead from the Detroit Tigers in August, and oddsmakers have taken notice. But the DBA MLB Power Ratings still favor Detroit.... Read this article
Road Teams Rebound in NFL Preseason, Will Browns Follow Trend?
08/17/2014
Monday Night Football will showcase two teams with quality quarterback depth in the Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins. But the Browns are still trying to figure out their starter.... Read this article
Cincinnati, Central Florida Co-Favorites to Win AAC in 2014
08/15/2014
The American Athletic Conference may not have a national title contender in college football this year, but it should be a competitive race from a betting perspective throughout the season.... Read this article
Bader, St. Preux Set to Brawl Saturday at UFC Fight Night 47
08/15/2014
The first UFC event in August will take place Saturday night in Maine, headlined by a five-round light heavyweight main event between No. 8 contender Ryan Bader and No. 10 Ovince St. Preux.... Read this article
Seahawks, 49ers Top First Edition of 2014 NFL Power Ratings
08/13/2014
Two teams that went toe-to-toe in last year's NFC Championship Game, Seattle and San Francisco, enter this season as the best in the NFL according to Kenny White's Power Ratings.... Read this article
Defending AFC South Champion Colts Again Team to Beat in 2014
08/12/2014
The Colts were back on top as AFC South champions last year and are favored to win consecutive division titles. Have the Texans, Titans or Jaguars improved enough to knock them off?... Read this article
Verlander's Shoulder a Big Concern for Tigers Down the Stretch
08/12/2014
The Detroit Tigers are no longer in first place in the AL Central with the Kansas City Royals winning eight games in a row. But the health of former ace Justin Verlander is more concerning.... Read this article
Latest College Football Betting Line Moves at Las Vegas Sportsbooks
08/11/2014
College football season is almost here, and we've got the latest betting line moves from Las Vegas sportsbooks, including the Golden Nugget Games of the Year and SuperBook Win Totals.... Read this article
Preseason Week 1 NFL Betting Recap Sees Home Teams Dominate
08/09/2014
Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel did not do much to impress bettors on Saturday in his NFL debut. Then again, almost every road team struggled in Week 1 of preseason.... Read this article
Boise, Utah State Favored to Win Mountain West Conference
08/08/2014
The Mountain Division of the Mountain West Conference looks like it has the top two teams this year in the Boise State Broncos and Utah State Aggies. Can any other schools win the MWC?... Read this article
Slumping Angels Could Be Good Value Pick to Win World Series
08/07/2014
The LA Angels may have lost three straight the LA Dodgers this week, but that's nothing to be shamed of. The Angels are the No. 2 team in the DBA Power Ratings with the Dodgers No. 4.... Read this article
Quarterback Rotations Key to Preseason NFL Betting
08/07/2014
Week 1 of the NFL preseason kicks off Thursday, and knowing who will be playing the most can help you handicap the games. Quarterback rotations and depth charts are worth checking out.... Read this article
Could Super Bowl Winner Come From NFC North This Year?
08/05/2014
The Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions all have the offensive talent to win the NFC North this season. But it may be the team with the best defense that takes the division title.... Read this article
Preseason NFL Injuries Can Really Hurt Team Depth
08/04/2014
NFL injuries can be especially painful during the preseason, when teams choose to rest starters and see what their reserves can do. Two players were lost Monday that could hurt team depth.... Read this article
Part 3: Interview with Legendary Oddsmaker Roxy Roxborough
08/03/2014
In the third and final part of this exclusive interview series with Michael "Roxy" Roxborough, he shares crazy stories involving big line moves and discusses the legalization of sports betting.... Read this article
George Injury Overshadows Rose Return in USA Basketball Scrimmage
08/01/2014
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
08/01/2014
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
07/31/2014
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?
07/29/2014
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
07/28/2014
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
07/27/2014
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
07/25/2014
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
07/24/2014
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
07/23/2014
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
07/22/2014
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
07/21/2014
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
07/20/2014
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
07/18/2014
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?
07/17/2014
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
07/16/2014
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
07/15/2014
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
07/14/2014
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
07/13/2014
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
07/12/2014
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
07/12/2014
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
07/11/2014
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
07/10/2014
College football season kicks 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
07/08/2014
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
07/07/2014
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
07/07/2014
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
07/05/2014
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
07/04/2014
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
07/03/2014
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
07/02/2014
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
07/01/2014
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
06/30/2014
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