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Soccer

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    Soccer Betting: For the third time over a two-weekend stretch, we find our way to the German pitch. It will be the last round of matches until the end of January, so the rest will be significant. Most clubs will not only be using the time to figure out how to catch Bayern Munich, but they should also take stock of the campaign, and determine what needs to be done when we get restarted. For now, there are 3 more points to be had, and Bayern Munich visits Mainzon Fridayto get the weekend's round begun.Our featured match comeson Saturday, with Frankfurt and Bayer Leverkusen facing off at Bay Arena. Leverkusen has ascended to the top 3 of the table, and a handful of clubs sit within a point of each other, behind Bayern and Wolfsburg.  

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    Soccer Betting: We have matches, matches, and more matches as we go through the holiday and leave 2014 behind. English Premier has 4 rounds of matches fromDecember 20 to January 1, 2015, which will make the next 12 days of football extremely testing. We call it 'The 12 Days of English Football" this holiday and New Year’s season.On the first day of football, my true love gave to me, 7 matches, which include our featured match of the weekend at Villa Park in Birmingham, with the red hot Red Devils and Aston Villa.On the second day of football, we have 2 matcheson Sunday, one of which includes Arsenal and Liverpool.  

Basketball

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    College Basketball Spreads: The 10-1 Maryland Terrapins visit the 9-1 Oklahoma State Cowboys on Sunday in a game that can be seen on ESPN U. The Maryland Terrapins come into the contest ranked 17th in the country. They have lost just once this season and that was to the 6th ranked Virginia Cavaliers. On the other side, the Oklahoma State Cowboys are 9-1 with their only loss coming to South Carolina. The line at the online sportsbook for this game should be near a pick.Here is a look at the contest and college basketball picks against the spread.  

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    NBA Basketball Odds: The Brooklyn Nets are favored at home on Sunday as they take on the Detroit Pistons on NBA TV. The Brooklyn Nets have struggled for much of this season but they are still in better shape than the lowly Detroit Pistons who have the second worst record in the league. The Detroit Pistons have actually been better on the road than at home although that is not saying much as the team is 3-9 in road contests. The Brooklyn Nets have a better overall record than the Detroit Pistons but the Nets are just 5-7 at home this season.Here is a look at the game and NBA basketball picks.  

Football

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    College Football Lines: The Rice Owls are slight favorites on Wednesday as they take on the Fresno State Bulldogs in the Hawaii Bowl on ESPN. The Rice Owls come into this game at 7-5 while the Fresno State Bulldogs are 6-7. Both teams feature good offenses and bad defenses so this should be a high scoring game on Wednesday night. Oddsmakers at the online sportsbook have made the Rice Owls a 2-point favorite in the game and the total is listed at almost 60.Here is a look at the matchup and college football picks.  

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    NFL Week 16 Lines: It should be a high scoring game on Sunday as the Indianapolis Colts visit the Dallas Cowboys. The Indianapolis Colts are averaging 30 points per game while the Dallas Cowboys are averaging 27 points per contest so it is no surprise to see the total for the game listed at 56. Both teams come into this game at 10-4 but the game is more important to the Dallas Cowboys as the Indianapolis Colts have already clinched their division.Here is a look at the contest and NFL Week 16 picks.  

Hockey

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    NHL Spreads: Two of the top teams in the NHL meet on Saturday night as the St. Louis Blues visit the San Jose Sharks. The St. Louis Blues won 20 of their first 30 games while the San Jose Sharks are tied for second in the Pacific Division. Even though the San Jose Sharks are favored in this contest it is worth noting this has been a road team series for the most part as the St. Louis Blues have won six of their last ten in San Jose including five of the last six.Here is a look at the matchup and NHL picks.  

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    NHL Odds: The Tampa Bay Lightning should be road favorites at the New Jersey Devils on Friday night. The Tampa Bay Lightning have been better at home this season than on the road but the New Jersey Devils have struggled of late and even at home they should be underdogs. The Tampa Bay Lightning have the better offense, the better defense and they have the better goaltender as Ben Bishop is having a better season than Cory Schneider.Let’s look at Friday’s matchup and NHL picks.  

Boxing

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    Boxing Lines: The MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada is the site for a welterweight bout between Devon Alexander and Amir Khan on Saturday night. It is a key fight for Khan who is hoping to get a title shot against Floyd Mayweather Jr. but first Khan has to defeat Alexander on Saturday night. It may not be easy as Alexander comes into this fight with a record of 26-2. Oddsmakers at the online sportsbook have listed Khan as about a 2-1 favorite to win this bout.Here is a look at the fight and boxing predictions.  

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    Boxing Odds: Tyson Fury is a solid favorite to defeat Dereck Chisora on Saturday in London, England. This heavyweight bout that is set for 12 rounds is a heavyweight eliminator with the winner in line to face world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko next summer. Chisora and Fury fought each other back in July of 2011 and it was Fury getting the unanimous decision. Fury is listed as almost a 3-1 favorite to win the rematch with the rounds option set at 9.5.Here is a look at the fight and the boxing odds available at Diamond sportsbook and boxing predictions.  

Entertainment

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    Entertainment Betting: The 2014 Miss World will be crowned on Sunday in London, England. The 64th edition of the Miss World pageant began last month with more than 100 contestants competing in activities and events. Six challenge events lead up to the final on Sunday. Those events are Beach Fashion, Beauty with a Purpose, Multi-Media, Sports, Talent, and Top Model.Let’s take a look at the Miss World 2014 odds available at Diamond sportsbook, the three favorites and a couple of longshots.  

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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.  

Golf

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    Golf Odds: The top choice to win the Alfred Dunhill Championship is defending champion Charl Schwartzel. He is listed at odds of 6-1 with Louis Oosthuizen the second choice at odds of 7-1 while last week’s winner of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, Danny Willett is the third choice at odds of 10-1. Everyone else in the field is listed at 20-1 or more. The Alfred Dunhill Championship is the second event of the 2015 European golf season and the 2015 Race to Dubai and the second of six events in South Africa this season.Here is a look at the tournament and golf predictions.  

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    PGA Betting Odds: The team of Harris English and Matt Kuchar are favored to win the Franklin Templeton Shootout that begins on Thursday. English and Kuchar are the defending champions as they won by seven shots a year ago. The team is listed as the 4-1 favorite to win this event with the team of Graeme McDowell and Gary Woodland the second choice with odds of just over 5-1. The Golf Channel will televise the action on Thursday and Friday and FOX will get into golf broadcasting by showing the final round on Saturday and Greg Norman will be part of the broadcast team.Let’s look at the tournament and PGA predictions.  

Tennis

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    Tennis Odds: France will host Switzerland in the Davis Cup final which begins on Friday. This will be the 13th all-time meeting between the countries in Davis Cup action and it has been almost all France in the past as they have won 10 of the 12 previous meetings. That may not be the outcome this time though as Switzerland is listed as about a 2-1 favorite. The key for Switzerland will be the health of Roger Federer who pulled out of last week’s ATP World Tour Finals with a back injury.Let’s look at the Davis Cup final and tennis predictions.  

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    Tennis Odds: Novak Djokovic is the favorite to win the ATP World Tour Finals which wraps up the season. The eight best men’s tennis players in the world are in the field with Djokovic the top seed. Djokovic is ranked number one in the world and he is the hottest player on indoor surfaces having won his last 27 matches. Djokovic is looking to win this event for the fourth time and if he does he will end the season ranked No. 1 in the world rankings.Here is a look at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals and tennis 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.  

Surfing

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    Surfing Odds: The 2014 ASP World Tour title will be decided in Oahu, Hawaii with the Billabong Pipe Masters that begins on December 8th. Gabriel Medina is in the driver’s seat as he leads the standings with 56,550 points. The only two men that can catch Medina and win the title are Mick Fanning who is in second place with 53,100 points and Kelly Slater who has 50,050 points. Fanning and Slater are among the favorites to win in Hawaii along with John John Florence.Here is a look at the event and surfing betting odds at Diamond sportsbook.  

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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.  

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.  

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.