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Is Home Ice Really an Advantage for Rangers, Ducks in Game 7s?
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'
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
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
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

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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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

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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