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Boxing

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    Boxing Betting Odds: The WBA super lightweight title will be on the line on Saturday, October 3rd when Adrien Broner takes on Khabib Allakhverdiev. This bout that takes place at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio can be seen on Showtime. Broner comes into this fight with a record of 30-2 with 22 knockouts while Allakhverdiev is 19-1 with 9 knockouts. Broner is 8-1 in his career in title fights and has won four belts but he has never won a title at 140 pounds.Here is a look at the fight and boxing predictions.  

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    Boxing Odds: Floyd Mayweather Jr. is heavily favored to defeat Andre Berto on Saturday, September 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather enters this bout with a record of 48-0 and he says this will be the final fight in his career. "I've always said 49 is my last fight," said Mayweather, "I've been pushed to the limit and there's nothing left to accomplish." Mayweather is not expected to get much of a test against Berto who comes into this fight with a record of 30-3.Here is a look at the fight and boxing picks.  

Hockey

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    NHL Odds: The NHL schedule for Wednesday, February 17th includes a matchup between the Chicago Blackhawks and New York Rangers on NBCSN. The Blackhawks have the top record in the Western Conference while the Rangers are in second place in the Metropolitan Division. The teams met earlier this season in Chicago and the Rangers handed the Blackhawks a rare home loss, winning by a score of 3-2.Let’s look at all three games for Wednesday night and NHL picks.Bet on NHL at BetDSI  

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    NHL Betting Odds: There are a total of eight games on the NHL schedule for Tuesday, February 16th including a Central Division matchup between the Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues on NBCSN. Both teams are battling for second place in the division behind the Chicago Blackhawks with the three teams having the top three records in the Western Conference. The Blues have won two of the three meetings against the Stars this season.Here is a look at all eight games for Tuesday and NHL picks.Bet on NHL at BetDSI  

Basketball

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    College Basketball Odds: The college basketball schedule for Tuesday, February 16th features four Top 25 matchups including the 10th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers visiting the 24th-ranked Texas Longhorns on ESPN 2. Both teams are in the hunt for the top spot in the Big 12 so this is yet another key game in the best conference in college hoops this season. The teams met last month in Morgantown with the Longhorns winning 56-49.Here is a look at the four Top 25 matchups for Tuesday and college basketball picks.Bet on NCAA at BetDSI  

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    College Basketball Odds: The best rivalry in college basketball highlights Top 25 action on Wednesday, February 17th as the Duke Blue Devils visit the 9th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels on ESPN. The Tar Heels lead the ACC while the Blue Devils are a couple games back. This is the first of two meetings between the teams as they will play at Cameron Indoor Stadium in the regular season finale next month. Duke won and covered both games between the teams last season.Let’s look at the ten games on Wednesday involving Top 25 teams and college basketball picks.Bet on NCAA at BetDSI  

Entertainment

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    Oscars Odds: You can bet on who you think will win the Oscar in a number of different categories at Diamond sportsbook including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress. The 87th Academy Awards will be announced on February 22nd in Los Angeles on ABC. “Boyhood” is the odds-on favorite to win Best Picture. Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything” is the odds-on favorite to win Best Actor while Julianne Moore is a heavy favorite to win Best Actress for her performance in “Still Alice.”Let’s take a look at all of the categories on the board at Diamond sportsbook and Oscars odds.  

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    Miss Universe Preview:This year’s edition of the Miss Universe pageant will be the 63rd in its illustrious history, but for technicality’s sake, this will be to crown the 2014 champion as it was decided the event would be delayed until January. It will be held in the suburban Miami neighborhood of Doral, and 88 contestants from around the world will compete for the title of Miss Universe, which is currently held by Gabriela Isler of Venezuela.Sunday, January 25th is the date of the event, and the actual location is the FIU (Florida International University) Arena.  

Soccer

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    Soccer Odds: There are two matches in the Champions League Round of 16 on Wednesday, February 17th including Real Madrid at AS Roma and there is one match in La Liga. The spotlight on Wednesday will be in Rome as AS Roma hosts Real Madrid in the first Champions League match for Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane. Real Madrid is favored but they will likely be without Marcelo and Gareth Bale due to injuries. The other Champions League match on Wednesday has Wolfsburg visiting Gent.Let’s look at the three games for Wednesday, soccer odds and soccer picks.Bet on Soccer at BetDSI  

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    Champions League Odds: The Round of 16 in the Champions League starts on Tuesday, February 16th with two first leg games including Chelsea visiting Paris Saint Germain on FS1. This will be the third straight year that these teams have met in the knockout round and it has been tight with away goals determining the winner last season. Also taking place on Tuesday it is Zenit St Petersburg at Benfica on FS2.Let’s look at both matches, Champions League odds at Diamond sportsbook and Champions League picks.Bet on Soccer at BetDSI  

Golf

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    Golf Odds: The Franklin Templeton Shootout begins on Thursday, December 10th with the team of J.B. Holmes and Patrick Reed listed as the favorite. This event that takes place in Naples, Florida with Greg Norman as the host is a team event with 12 two-man teams competing from Thursday through Saturday. The Thursday action will have the teams competing in a Scramble with the action on Friday a Modified Alternate Shot format while the final round on Saturday will be Better Ball.Here is a look at the event, all 12 teams, golf odds and golf picks.Bet on Golf at BetDSI  

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    Golf Odds: Henrik Stenson is favored to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge which begins on Thursday, December 3rd in South Africa. Unlike last week when it was a very top heavy field at the Alfred Dunhill Championship, this week’s field for the Nedbank Golf Challenge is deep. Stenson is listed as the 7-1 favorite but there are a lot of other players who could challenge including Branden Grace, last week’s winner Charl Schwartzel, Danny Willett, Martin Kaymer and others.Here is a look at the tournament and golf predictions.Bet on Golf at BetDSI  

Motor Racing

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    F1 Odds: Lewis Hamilton is a slight favorite to win the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday on NBCSN. This will be the last race of the 2015 Formula One season and it is nothing more than another victory lap for Hamilton and Mercedes. Hamilton won the driver’s championship weeks ago and Mercedes clinched the constructors’ title last month. It has been all Mercedes this season as Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have combined to win 15 of the 18 races.Let’s look at Sunday’s race and F1 picks.Bet on Formula 1 at BetDSI  

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    NASCAR Betting Odds: The final race of the 2015 NASCAR season is on Sunday, November 22nd and the Sprint Cup Champion will be determined as the Chase comes to a close. Four drivers have a chance to win the title with Kevin Harvick listed as the favorite. Harvick is not only the favorite to win the Championship, he is also favored to win Sunday’s race. The driver among the four, Harvick, Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon and Martin Truex Jr. who finishes the best in Sunday’s race will win the Championship.Here is a look at the race and NASCAR picks.Bet on NASCAR at BetDSI  

Football

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    Super Bowl 50 Odds: The Carolina Panthers are favored vs. the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, February 7th on CBS. The Panthers finished the regular season with the best record in the NFL at 15-1 and they rolled over Seattle and Arizona to reach the Super Bowl. The Broncos finished the regular season 12-4 and defeated Pittsburgh and New England to reach the title game. This game will have quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Cam Newton who were each No. 1 draft picks making this the first Super Bowl in history to feature quarterbacks selected first overall.Let’s look at the game, Super Bowl 50 odds and Super Bowl 50 picks.Bet on NFL at BetDSI  

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    NFL Odds: The NFL Conference Championship games take place on Sunday, January 24th with the AFC title game starting at 3:05 pm Eastern on CBS as the New England Patriots visit the Denver Broncos while the NFC Championship game starts at 6:40 pm Eastern on FOX as the Arizona Cardinals visit the Carolina Panthers. The Patriots are 3-point favorites at the Broncos while the Panthers are 3-point favorites as they host the Cardinals.Here is a look at both games and NFL picks.Bet on NFL at BetDSI  

Tennis

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    Tennis Betting Odds: The BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore begin on Monday, October 26th and run through November 1st with most of the world’s top ranked players competing for the title. The one exception is a big one as World #1 Serena Williams will not be competing. Her absence means that Simona Halep and Maria Sharapova will be the top two favorites. This event will have a round-robin format with the eight players divided into two groups with players facing the other players in their group with the top two players in each group making the semifinals.Here is a look at the event and tennis predictions.  

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    Tennis Odds: Roger Federer is favored to win the Swiss Indoors Basel that begins on Monday, October 26th. This will be the last ATP World Tour 500 event of the season and it features a great field. Joining Federer in the event are Stan Wawinka, Kei Nishikori, Rafael Nadal and Milos Raonic. This year’s Swiss Indoors Basel will have the best field in the history of the event with 11 of the world’s Top 20 ranked players expected to compete in the tournament.Here is a look at the tournament and a glance at the Valencia Open and tennis picks.  

Surfing

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    Surfing Odds: It all comes down to one event to determine who will win the 2015 Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour. The Billabong Pipe Masters gets underway in Oahu, Hawaii on December 8th with six surfers still alive with a chance to win it all. Mick Fanning has a slight lead over Filipe Toledo with Adriano de Souza and Gabriel Medina also in the mix. Owen Wright and Julian Wilson are also alive but their chances of winning are remote. Also keep in mind that Italo Ferreira is not in contention because once his two lowest results of the year are dropped he will be ranked behind Wilson.Let’s look at the final event of the 2015 season, odds to win the Billabong Pipe Masters, odds to win the Championship and surfing predictions.Bet on Surfing at BetDSI  

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    Surfing Betting Odds: The next to last event of the World Surfing League season is the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal which runs from October 20th through October 31st. It is a quick turnaround for the surfers who were just in France for the Quik Pro France. Some surfers are not even going to make the trip to Portugal including Kelly Slater who would have been one of the top contenders. It should be defending champion Mick Fanning who goes off as the surfing betting favorite to win the Moche Rip Curl Pro.Here is a look at the event and surfing picks.  

Baseball

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    World Series Odds: The New York Mets take on the Kansas City Royals in the World Series with Game 1 on Thursday, October 27th on FOX. It is a matchup of the great starting pitching of the New York Mets against the solid hitting of the Kansas City Royals. Since the American League won the All-Star Game, the Royals will have the home field edge with Games 1 and 2 in Kansas City, Games 3 through 5 in New York with the final two games in Kansas City.Here is a look at the matchup, World Series odds, the World Series schedule and World Series picks.  

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    Baseball Odds: The Toronto Blue Jays visit the Kansas City Royals on Friday, October 23rd in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series. The Royals lead the best-of-seven series 3-2 but they will be underdogs on Friday night as the pitching matchup should favor the road team as the Toronto Blue Jays will be going with David Price while the Kansas City Royals will send Yordano Ventura. The Blue Jays are listed as -134 favorites with the total on the game listed at 7 over.Here is a look at the matchup and baseball picks.  

Others

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    NRL Odds: The NRL Grand Final is set for Sunday, October 4th as the Brisbane Broncos play the North Queensland Cowboys at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia. This will be the seventh time the Broncos will be playing in the Grand Final and they have a superb record as they are a perfect 6-0 in the title game. This will be just the second appearance in the Grand Final for the North Queensland Cowboys and they lost their previous appearance in 2005.Here is a look at the matchup and NRL picks.  

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    NRL Odds: It is down to the final four in the National Rugby League with the Preliminary Finals this weekend as the Sydney Roosters visit the Brisbane Broncos while the North Queensland Cowboys are at the Melbourne Storm. Both of the road teams are getting a lot of respect as each team is listed as a small favorite. The Sydney Roosters are 2-point favorites on Friday at the Brisbane Broncos while the North Queensland Cowboys are 1.5 point favorites at the Melbourne Storm.Here is a look at both games and NRL picks.  

Cycling

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    Tour de France Odds: The 2014 Tour de France gets started on Saturday with the first stage taking place in Leeds, England. Defending champion Christopher Froome is the favorite to win the Tour de France which begins on July 5th with the first stage and concludes on July 27th with Stage 21 in Paris, France. Froome is a slight favorite to win the race with Alberto Contador a close second choice. The only other rider given much of a chance is Vincenzo Nibali who is listed with odds of 9-1. Let’s take a look at the main contenders and a few longshots that might surprise in the 2014 Tour de France.  

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    Cycling Betting: The third and final Grand Tour of the cycling season is the Vuelta a Espana which begins on Saturday. The race takes place over three weeks and has a number of tough mountain stages. There will be 11 summit finishes including the Alto de L’Angliru in Stage 20. The race appears to be wide open with Vincenzo Nibali a slight favorite in cycling odds at Diamond sportsbook. This race begins on Saturday, August 24th and concludes on Sunday, September 15th. Let’s look at the race, some of the contenders and cycling odds available at Diamond sportsbook.  

Olympics

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    2014 Olympic Hockey Odds: The United States takes on Slovenia while Russia plays Slovakia in Group A action on Sunday at the 2014 Winter Olympics. The USA and Russia are the top teams in Group A and they will be favored in their respective games on Sunday. The Russian team might have the tougher game as Slovakia has some talent and could surprise. The Unites States is not expected to get much of a test against a week Slovenia squad. Here is a look at both of the games in Group A for Sunday and Olympic hockey picks.  

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    2014 Winter Olympic Odds: Finland takes on Canada in one of the two games in Group B action for Sunday. Canada isn’t expected to get tested until at least the quarterfinal round but this game against Finland could be their toughest in Group B. At least Finland has some really good goaltenders who could keep them in this game. The other game on Sunday in Group B should have Austria listed as the favorite in Olympic hockey odds against Norway. Here is a look at both of the games in Group B for Sunday and Olympic hockey predictions.