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Football

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    NFL Lines: It was another solid performance a week ago with the Against the Grain Picks as they went 3-2 against the spread. That brings the season total to 26-19-1 as we go against the public. There are six teams on bye this week in the NFL so there are not as many teams in action which means we don’t have as many plays. The public is strongly behind four teams this week so we will have four games where we go against the public in Week 9 including the Monday Night Football game on ESPN.Here is a look at the four games for this week.  

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    Monday Night Football Odds: The Indianapolis Colts are road favorites on Monday as they visit the New York Giants on ESPN. The Indianapolis Colts had been rolling along winning five straight games but then they got steamrolled last week by the Pittsburgh Steelers. The New York Giants are coming off their bye so they will be well rested for this game but they were not playing well before their break as they had dropped their past two games.Here is a look at the contest and Monday Night Football picks.  

Hockey

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    NHL Betting Odds: The marquee game in the NHL on Tuesday has the Chicago Blackhawks visiting the Montreal Canadiens. The Chicago Blackhawks are one of the favorites to win the Stanley Cup this season while the Montreal Canadiens started the season better than any team in the league, winning 8 of their first 10 games. These teams played two excellent games last season with each team winning close contests at home as the Chicago Blackhawks won 3-2 while the Montreal Canadiens won 2-1.Here is a look at Tuesday’s games with a focus on the game between the Chicago Blackhawks vs. the Montreal Canadiens.  

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    NHL Odds: The feature game on Wednesday has the Detroit Red Wings visiting the New York Rangers on NBCSN. The New York Rangers have owned this series of late, winning the last four meetings. The situation favors the home team because the Detroit Red Wings are playing their third game in four nights and with no rest since they were in Ottawa on Tuesday. There are just three games on the NHL schedule for Wednesday night with the other two games having the Montreal Canadiens at Buffalo Sabres and the New York Islanders at Anaheim Ducks.Here is a look at the three games and NHL predictions.  

Basketball

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    NBA Lines: The top two teams in the Pacific Division meet on Wednesday night on ESPN as the Los Angeles Clippers visit the Golden State Warriors. These two teams are expected to battle all season for the top spot in the Pacific and each team should be in the mix for one of the top seeds in the Western Conference. They have played some high scoring games of late with three of the last four going over. And they have split the last ten meetings.Here is a look at Wednesday’s action with a focus on the game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors and NBA predictions.  

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    NBA Odds: The marquee matchup in the NBA on Tuesday night has LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers visiting LaMarcus Aldridge and the Portland Trail Blazers. The Cleveland Cavaliers are considered NBA title contenders this season but they won’t have an easy time in this one against a very talented Portland Trail Blazers team. There are a total of eight games on the NBA schedule for Tuesday night including a pair of late games.Here is a look at the action and NBA game predictions.  

Soccer

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    MLS Odds: The Galaxy looked like they were on the fast track to having home field advantage throughout the playoffs, and then they found themselves without a win in their last 3 matches. With a 2 - 1 loss to Dallas, and only 1 point to show from a home and home with Seattle, they ended the year 0W - 2L - 1D and now find they need to rebound to start the Conference Semis on the road.Salt Lake used their home field advantage all season, which saw them go 11 - 1 - 5 with one loss the entire season at Rio Tinto Stadium, and are riding a 10-match undefeated streak at home.  

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    MLS Odds: The Eastern Conference Semis kick offSaturdayin Columbus with the Crew hosting RevolutionNov 1. These two have a rich MLS history, as it will be their 61st all-time meeting in MLS play. Columbus flew into the playoffs, winning 6 of their last 8 matches with only 1 loss and a draw to earn 19 of a possible 24 points and secure the 3rd seed in the East.New England was even hotter as the playoffs approached, winning 9 of their last 12 with 1 loss and 2 draws to earn 29 of a possible 36 points and secure the 2nd seed.  

Golf

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    PGA Tour Odds: The PGA Tour heads to Malaysia this week for the CIMB Classic which begins on Thursday. Sergio Garcia is listed as the favorite to win this event with odds of 11-1. Other contenders to get the win should be Charl Schwartzel, Billy Horschel, Hideki Matsuyama and Gary Woodland. Each of those players is listed with odds of less than 20-1. Even with the European Tour beginning the Final Series this week, the field for the CIMB Classic is a good one. Keep in mind you will want to get your wagers in early since this tournament is in Malaysia.Here is a look at the event and PGA picks.  

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    Golf Odds: Justin Rose is favored to win the BMW Masters which is the first event in the Final Series on the European Tour. Rory McIlroy leads in the Race to Dubai but his lead is not insurmountable. McIlroy is not in this tournament so the top choice to win is Rose who is ranked sixth in the latest world golf rankings. Other players expected to contend are Victor Dubuisson, Chris Kirk, Jamie Donaldson, Brooks Koepka and Graeme McDowell.Here is a look at the event and golf picks.  

Motor Racing

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    F1 Odds: Lewis Hamilton is the odds-on favorite to win the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday that can be seen on NBCSN. Hamilton has pulled out to a 10 point lead over teammate Nico Rosberg in the driver’s championship with four races remaining. Mercedes is going to win the constructors championship and they could officially wrap it up this week. There are only three drivers given much of a chance to win this week, Hamilton, Rosberg and Daniel Ricciardo. The rest of the drivers are part of the field.Here is a look at the race, F1 odds and F1 predictions.  

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    NASCAR Betting Odds: Kevin Harvick is favored to win Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 on ABC. The race is the second of three in the Contender Round with 12 drivers still alive to win the Chase. Joey Logano won last week so he is already into the next round. A win this week or next week at Talladega would clinch a spot for another two drivers. The other five drivers will have to hope they can pick up points this week and next week. A number of high profile drivers badly need a good night on Saturday including Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr.Here is a look at Bank of America 500 race and NASCAR picks.  

Entertainment

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    Entertainment Odds: The biggest movie in 2015 is expected to be Avengers: Age of Ultron. This second movie follows up the first Avengers movie in 2012 that was a huge hit. You can bet on how big you think the movie will be as odds are on the board at Diamond sportsbook for the worldwide gross after six months and odds are available on the opening weekend box office numbers in the United States. The movie will open up in the U.S. in early May.Let’s look at the odds, boxing office numbers from the first movie and some other Avengers information.  

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    Emmy Odds: The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday night on NBC will be highlighted by the competition between the AMC series Breaking Bad that wrapped up its final season last year and HBO’s True Detective which wrapped up its first season in March. Emmy odds are available at Diamond sportsbook on a number of the categories including Outstanding Drama Series which has Breaking Bad heavily favored, lead actor, lead actress, Outstanding Comedy Series and much more.  

Boxing

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    Boxing Odds: Unbeaten Gennady Golovkin is a huge favorite to defeat Marco Antonio Rubio on Saturday night in a fight that can be seen on HBO. The middleweight bout scheduled for 12 rounds will take place in front of a sold out crowd at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Golovkin comes into this fight with a 30-0 record with 27 knockouts. Anything less than another knockout would be a surprise although Rubio could be the best opponent Golovkin has faced in his career.Here is a look at the fight and boxing odds.  

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    Boxing Odds: The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada is the site for Saturday’s Welterweight title fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana. This is a rematch of a fight won by Mayweather back in May by majority decision. Mayweather comes into the bout unbeaten with a record of 46-0 while Maidana is 35-4. This fight that can be seen on Showtime pay-per-view has Mayweather listed as a big favorite at Diamond sportsbook.Here is a look at the bout, the odds and boxing picks.  

Baseball

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    World Series Odds: The San Francisco Giants take on the Kansas City Royals in the World Series with the Kansas City Royals holding home field advantage in the best-of-seven series. Neither team was expected to get this far but each team pulled off upsets in the playoffs to reach the 2014 World Series. Both teams have very good pitching staffs and offenses that find ways to scratch out runs. Game 1 of the series is on Tuesday night in Kansas City.Here is a look at the matchup and World Series Predictions.  

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    MLB Playoff Odds: The San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals face each other again in the NLCS. They met two years ago with the San Francisco Giants winning. One of these two teams has played in the World Series in each of the past four years with the San Francisco Giants winning the title in 2010 and 2012 while the St. Louis Cardinals won in 2011 and lost to Boston last year. The St. Louis Cardinals have the home field advantage in this best-of-seven series and they are a slight favorite to advance.Here is a look at the matchup, the NLCS schedule, the series price and Game 1 odds.  

Tennis

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    Tennis Odds: The best men’s tennis players in the world will be in action at the BNP Paribas Masters which starts on Monday. It is the final ATP World Tour Masters event of the season and the last tournament before the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in two weeks. A field of 48 players will compete in this event that is held in Paris, France. Novak Djokovic is expected to be the favorite as he is the defending champion but a number of other players should be in contention to win the title.Here is a look at the tournament.  

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    Tennis Betting: The last event of the WTA International Series for this season is the Garanti Koza WTA Tournament of Champions which starts on Tuesday in Bulgaria. Six players who have won at least one International event during the year and are not playing in the WTA Championships plus two wild cards are in this event. This tournament began in 2009 in Bali but moved to the Armeets Arena in Sofia, which is the capital of Bulgaria beginning in 2012.Here is a look at the event and tennis picks.  

Surfing

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    Surfing Betting: Just two events remain in the ASP season with the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal beginning on Monday and the Billabong Pipe Masters in early December. Gabriel Medina leads the standings with Kelly Slater in second place. Slater is one of the favorites to win the event in Portugal along with John John Florence. Those two are listed with surfing odds of about 6-1 while Medina is the third choice in the betting with odds of about 7-1. The Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal runs from October 12th-23rd.Here is a look at the event including Round 1 Heats.  

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    Surfing Betting Odds: Kelly Slater is a slight favorite to win the Quiksilver Pro France which begins on Friday. Slater needs a win to pick up ground on Gabriel Medina in the overall standings. Medina is now the even money favorite to win the ASP championship with Slater a close second choice. Slater is the favorite to win this event in France at odds of 6-1 while Medina is the third choice in the betting at 8-1. The second choice in surfing odds is John John Florence at odds of 7-1.Here is a look at the 9th event of the WCT season.  

Others

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    Rugby Betting Odds: The South Sydney Rabbitohs are favored on Sunday in the Grand Final as they play the Canterbury Bulldogs. The South Sydney Rabbitohs defeated the Sydney Roosters last week to reach the Grand Final for the first time in 43 years. They will be facing a Canterbury Bulldogs team that defeated the Penrith Panthers last week. Both teams could be without key players on Sunday as the South Sydney Rabbitohs will probably be without Issac Luke while the Canterbury Bulldogs will likely be without Michael Ennis.Here is a look at Sunday’s Grand Final and rugby predictions.  

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    NRL Odds: The two Preliminary Finals games this week have the Sydney Roosters playing the South Sydney Rabbitohs while the Canterbury Bulldogs play the Penrith Panthers. It is the first time in NRL history that all four of the remaining teams are from Sydney. The winners of these two games will play in next week’s Grand Final. Both games should be excellent as the South Sydney Rabbitohs are slight favorites vs. the Sydney Roosters while the Canterbury Bulldogs are slight favorites vs. the Penrith Panthers.Here is a look at both matches and NRL predictions.  

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.