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Boxing

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    Boxing Odds: Sergey Kovalev will defend his light heavyweight title when he takes on Blake Caparello on Saturday night. The fight from Atlantic City will be shown as part of HBO’s Boxing After Dark on Saturday. Kovalev comes into the fight unbeaten with a record of 24-0-1 with 22 knockouts. Caparello is also unbeaten at 19-0 but he only has six knockouts and he really hasn’t beaten anyone of note. Oddsmakers at the sportsbook have Kovalev listed as a big favorite in this bout.Here is a look at the bout and boxing picks.  

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    Boxing Lines: WBO and IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin is a big favorite to defeat Daniel Geale on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York. This fight that can be seen on HBO has Golovkin listed as a prohibitive favorite in boxing lines at BetDSI sportsbook. Golovkin comes into the bout at 29-0 with 26 knockouts while Geale is 32-2 with 16 knockouts. There is a good chance this fight won’t go the distance as Golovkin has knocked out his last 15 opponents.Here is a look at the fight and boxing predictions.  

Football

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    CFL Odds: The Saskatchewan Roughriders are 4.5 point favorites as they visit the Ottawa RedBlacks on Saturday. The Saskatchewan Roughriders come into the contest at 2-2 while the Ottawa RedBlacks are 1-3. The Saskatchewan Roughriders will be playing just their second road game of the season and the first one didn’t go well a few weeks ago as they were routed in Toronto. This will be only the second home game for the Ottawa RedBlacks as two weeks ago they won against Toronto.Here is a look at the game Saturday and CFL picks.  

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    College Football Odds: The Mississippi Rebels have a chance to contend this season in the SEC West. The Alabama Crimson Tide are the obvious favorite but the Mississippi Rebels have an experienced quarterback and a very good defense. Many people thought that last year would be the breakthrough year for the Mississippi Rebels but it didn’t happen. It could happen this year if quarterback Bo Wallace plays well and if the team can steal a win or two.Here is a look at the 2014 Mississippi Rebels and college football picks.  

Entertainment

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    World Series of Poker Betting Odds - The final event of the 2014 World Series of Poker is down to the final nine players who will return in early November to the Rio in Las Vegas to play for the title. Jorryt van Hoof is listed as the 3-1 favorite at BetDSI sportsbook with Felix Stephensen the second choice. In addition to odds on which player will win the final table, you can also wager on which player you think will be eliminated first, the nationality of the winner and you can pick the two players you think will finish first and second.  

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    Entertainment Betting:The Viper Room in Hollywood, California is the site for Sam Tripoli’s Rock N Pole World Championship on Tuesday night. The competition was so great last year that the event was covered by TMZ, the Howard Stern Show and other media outlets. This year’s event will feature celebrity guest judge rapper Too Short along with musical performances by Don Barris, Clownvis, The Barris Kennedy Overdrive, Josh Wolfe and The Wild Wolf Band. There will also be stand up comedy from Brad Williams and burlesque from Tera Patrick. And not to be left out is King of Karaoke, DJ GoldDust.  

Baseball

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    Betting on Baseball:The Baltimore Orioles will look to continue their success against the Seattle Mariners when the two teams meet on Saturday. It was just last week when the Baltimore Orioles went into Seattle and won three of four. The Baltimore Orioles will be favored in this game on Saturday but it is worth noting that the Seattle Mariners have been a good road team this season and the Baltimore Orioles have not been great at home.Here is a look at Saturday’s matchup and baseball predictions.  

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    MLB Odds: It could be a pitcher’s duel on Saturday as the Los Angeles Angels visit the Tampa Bay Rays. It could be C.J. Wilson coming off the DL to get this start on Friday while the Tampa Bay Rays go with Chris Archer. The Los Angeles Angels are a high scoring team but they have not been quite as good on the road as at home and the Tampa Bay Rays have been shutting teams down on a regular basis. And many of the games in Tampa in this series in the past have been low scoring.Here is a look at Saturday’s matchup and free MLB picks.  

Basketball

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    WNBA Odds: The Atlanta Dream are favored on Sunday as the host the New York Liberty. The Atlanta Dream are getting close to clinching the East title while the New York Liberty are trying to stay in playoff contention. There are two games on Saturday in the WNBA as the Minnesota Lynx visit the Tulsa Shock while the Indiana Fever visits the Phoenix Mercury. There are four games on Sunday, three of which will be shown on NBA TV.Here is a look at all six games and WNBA picks.  

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    WNBA Odds: The Minnesota Lynx hosts the Phoenix Mercury on Thursday in a matchup between the top two teams in the league. The Phoenix Mercury have been on fire as they had won 15 in a row before they played on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Sparks. There is a good chance they will head into Minnesota on a 16-game winning streak. And they will probably still be road underdogs because the Minnesota Lynx are playing at home.Here is a look at the four games for Thursday and WNBA predictions.  

Others

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    NRL Odds: It is a battle for second place in the National Rugby League on Friday as the Canterbury Bulldogs host the Penrith Panthers. Both teams are 11-7 and tied with the South Sydney Rabbitohs for second in the NRL. The three teams are two games back of the first place Manly Sea Eagles who also play on Friday as they host the Brisbane Broncos. There are two games on Friday, three games on Saturday, two on Sunday and on Monday it is the Melbourne Storm visiting the Wests Tigers.Here is a look at all of the matches for Round 21 and NRL predictions.  

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    NRL Odds: The first place Manly Sea Eagles take on the New Zealand Warriors on Sunday in Round 20 action in the National Rugby League. The Manly Sea Eagles come into the contest with the best record in the league at 12-5. They have a one game lead over the Penrith Panthers and Canterbury Bulldogs, a two game lead over the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Sydney Roosters and they are three games clear of the New Zealand Warriors. It is a full schedule of games in Round 20 with two matches on Friday, three on Saturday, two on Sunday and one on Monday.Here is a look at all of the games and NRL predictions.  

Soccer

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    MLS Odds: The Los Angeles Galaxy hosts the Portland Timbers on Saturday in a game that can be seen on NBC. The Los Angeles Galaxy are coming off a huge win on Monday as they went into Seattle and beat the first place Sounders 3-0.It is a busy weekend of MLS action with six matches on Saturday including this game on NBC between the Portland Timbers and Los Angeles Galaxy and the Seattle Sounders at the San Jose Earthquakes on NBCSN and two games on Sunday  

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    Soccer Odds: The New York Red Bulls host Real Salt Lake in the feature game on Wednesday on ESPN 2. Both teams are fighting for playoff positions in their respective conferences as the New York Red Bulls are just a point ahead of two teams for the final playoff spot while Real Salt Lake is just five points ahead of sixth place Vancouver. The other three matches for Wednesday have Toronto FC at D.C. United, the Colorado Rapids at the New England Revolution and the Vancouver Whitecaps at the Chicago Fire.Here is a look at the four matches and soccer picks.  

Motor Racing

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    NASCAR Odds: The Nationwide Series heads to Iowa on Saturday for the U.S. Cellular 250 which can be seen on ESPN. Brad Keselowski is the defending champion and he is the favorite in NASCAR odds at the online sportsbook. Keselowski is the only Sprint Cup big name driver to be doing double duty this weekend because the Nationwide race is in Iowa on Saturday night while the Sprint Cup race is in Pennsylvania on Sunday afternoon.Here is a look at the U.S. Cellular 250 and NASCAR picks.  

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    Formula One Odds: The top two choices to win Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix that can be seen on CNBC are Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. It is no surprise to see the two Mercedes drivers listed as the favorites since Mercedes has won 9 of the 10 races this season. Rosberg has a 14-point lead in the driver standings after winning last week in Germany. This week’s Hungarian Grand Prix will be the last race for almost a month with the next race on the schedule being the Belgium Grand Prix in late August.Here is a look at Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix and Formula One predictions.  

Golf

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    PGA Odds: The Barracuda Championship is the alternate event for PGA players who didn’t make it into the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. The Barracuda Championship used to be known as the Reno-Tahoe Open but it picked up sponsorship as Barracuda Networks signed a four-year deal. Although none of the top players in the world are in the field, it should be an interesting event because it will use the Modifield Stableford scoring system. The favorite for the event is expected to be Nick Watney.Here is a look at the tournament and PGA picks.  

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    Golf Odds: Rory McIlroy is the favorite to win this week’s WGC Bridgestone Invitational. McIlroy proved at the Open Championship that he is capable of winning any tournament he enters and he is a deserving favorite this week. McIlroy is the only golfer listed at single-digit odds so if he doesn’t win there will be a nice payout on the golfer who does. World #1 Adam Scott is the second choice in the betting with odds of about 12-1 and once again Tiger Woods is overvalued with odds of 16-1.Here is a look at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational and golf picks.  

Surfing

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    Surfing Betting: The 7th event of the 2014 ASP World Tour season is the Billabong Pro Teahupoo in Tahiti from August 15th through August 26th. Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning are the top two choices to win what has been called the most dangerous surfing event on the schedule. Slater has won this event four times but Fanning comes in with momentum as he won the J-Bay Open. Both surfers trail Gabriel Medina who currently leads the ASP World Tour standings.Here is a look at the Billabong Pro Teahupoo and also the current surfing betting odds at BetDSI sportsbook to win the overall championship.  

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    Surfing Odds: Jordy Smith is the favorite to win the J-Bay Open in South Africa which runs from July 10th through July 21st. Smith has won this event twice and he really needs a kick start to his season as he is currently 11th in the standings after five events. Other contenders in South Africa should include Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson. The current point’s leader, Gabriel Medina is not among the favorites to win the J-Bay Open even though he has two wins this season. Here is a look at the J-Bay Open and surfing predictions.  

Tennis

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    Tennis Odds: Serena Williams is the favorite to win the Bank of the West Classic that begins on Monday on the campus of Stanford University. The field for the event resembles what is seen in a Grand Slam as joining Serena in the tournament are Victoria Azarenka, Petra Kvitova, Agnieska Radwanska, Angelique Kerber, Ana Ivanovic, Dominika Cibulkova, Sara Errani, Carla Suarez-Navarro, Sam Stosur and Andrea Petkovic. That means five of the world’s top ten ranked players and more than half of the world’s top twenty are in the field.Here is a look at the Bank of the West Classic and tennis predictions.  

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    Tennis Lines: The Citi Open begins on Monday in Washington, D.C. with three of the world’s Top 10 players in the field. Tomas Berdych is the highest ranked player at #5 in the world and he is joined by #7 Milos Raonic and #9 Grigor Dimitrov. The field of players is also deep as there are another six players who are ranked in the top 25 in the latest world rankings. Also getting underway on Monday is the Bet-at-home Cup Kitzbuhel where Philipp Kohlschreiber is expected to be the top seed.Here is a look at both events and tennis 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.  

Hockey

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    NHL Odds: The St. Louis Blues are one of the top contenders to win the Stanley Cup next season behind the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks and they helped themselves a lot in free agency getting Paul Statsny. It was a wild opening day of free agency in the NHL as more players changed teams than anytime in recent memory. Many teams made some definite upgrades that could impact their NHL odds on the board next season at Diamond sportsbook. Here is a look at some of the teams that really won in NHL free agency.  

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    NHL Betting: The 2014-2015 NHL schedule begins on October 8th with the Los Angeles Kings raising their Stanley Cup banner as they host the San Jose Sharks. It will be a great night for the Los Angeles Kings and a bitter night for the San Jose Sharks who led the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 in a playoff series last season but then lost four straight. One of the highlights on the schedule is the Winter Classic which will have the Chicago Blackhawks visiting the Washington Capitals on January 1st. Here is a look at some of the key games and dates to remember for next season.  

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.