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Friday's NHL Odds
(TheSpread) – The NHL schedule for Friday has just five games taking place. Here is a breakdown of tonight’s action on the ice.
The marquee game on Thursday has the Anaheim Ducks hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins at 10PM ET. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Ducks are favored at home, as they have odds of -140 to win, while the Penguins have a money line of +120 to win. Pittsburgh has lost three of their last four while Anaheim has won three of its last four. The home team has won three of its last four in this series.
One of the other featured games has the Carolina Hurricanes hosting the New York Rangers at 7PM ET. Oddsmakers have the Rangers as the road favorite, as they have odds of -120 to win, while the Hurricanes have a money line of +100. The Rangers have lost their last three coming into tonight while Carolina has lost five of its last six. The Rangers have won nine of their last 10 against the Hurricanes.
The other marquee game on the night has the Detroit Red Wings hosting the New Jersey Devils at 7:30PM ET. The Red Wings are favored to win the game at home, as they have odds of -130 to win, while the Devils have odds of +110 to prevail. New Jersey has won three of its last four entering thisFriday's NBA Odds
(TheSpread) – The NBA Schedule for Friday features a total of 11 games. Here is a breakdown of today’s NBA action.
The featured game of the day has the Dallas Mavericks hosting the Portland Trail Blazers at 8:30PM ET. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Mavericks are favored at home, as they have odds of -3 points against the Blazers. The over/under total for the game has been set at 217 points. Portland enters the game 6-1 in its last seven but just 1-2 against the spread in its last three. Dallas has lost three straight and is 4-6 ATS in its last 10. The road team has won and covered in three straight in this series.
Another big game on Friday has the Houston Rockets hosting the Indiana Pacers at 9:30PM ET. Oddsmakers have yet to release odds for this game due to injury questions. Indiana comes in have lost two straight and failing to cover in five straight. Houston has won three straight and is 4-2 ATS in its last six. Indiana has won and covered in four straight over Houston.
Another intriguing game is one between two struggling teams as the New York Knicks host the Utah Jazz at 7:30PM ET. Oddsmakers have the Knicks favored by 6.5 points at home, while the over/under has been set at 197 points. Utah has lost four straight and is 1-3 ATSPenguins vs. Sharks Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Sharks are -132 money line favorites over the Penguins, who are +122 on the ML. Pittsburgh is 41-16-4 overall and 18-12-2 on the road, while San Jose is 39-17-7 on the year and 22-4-4 at home. The total for tonight’s game is currently sitting at 5.5 goals.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Sharks opened as -130 money line favorites but their odds have jumped to -132, while the Penguins’ odds have gone from +120 up to +122. The total for this game opened at 5.5 and that’s where it currently sits at most online and Vegas sports books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 55% of bettors favor the Sharks. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take San Jose. According to latest Read more...]]> Wed, 31 Dec 1969 18:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/030614-nhl-penguins-vs-sharks-picks-a-predictions-for-march-6-2013 http://www.thespread.com/nba-articles/030614-nba-heat-vs-spurs-picks-a-predictions-for-march-6-2014 Heat vs. Spurs Free Pick
SAN ANTONIO, TX (ATS Consultants) – The game of the night in the NBA takes place in San Antonio when the Spurs host the Heat at 8:00PM ET. Will Miami cover as a rare underdog?
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Spurs as 3-point favorites over the Heat, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 207 points. Miami is 43-15 overall and 19-11 on the road, while San Antonio is 44-16 and 21-8 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: This game opened as a pick’em but the spread has bumped up to 3 in favor of the Spurs, while the over/under total opened at 207 and is either sitting at 207 now, or 207.5 or 208 depending on the sports book.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 69% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Heat. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take Miami. According to latest NBA trends, the favorite is 5-2 against the spread in the last seven meetings between these two teams, while the home team is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings overall. The Heat are also 6-1-2 against the number in their last nine games overall, 3-1-1 ATSUCLA vs. Washington Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed UCLA as a 4-point favorite tonight versus Washington, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 149.5 points. The Bruins are 22-7 overall and 11-5 in the Pac-12, while the Huskies are 16-13 overall and 8-8 in conference play.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Bruins opened as 4.5-point favorites but the spread has dropped to 4 at most online and Vegas sports books, while the total opened at 149.5 and that’s where it currently sits. If you shop around, you can find the over/under at 149, however.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 63% of college basketball public bettors currently favor UCLA. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NCAA FREE PICK: Take UCLA. According to the latest college basketball trends, the Bruins are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games versus the Huskies, whileCAA Tournament Odds
BALTIMORE, MD (TheSpread) – The 2014 Colonial Athletic Association Tournament looks like a tournament that should be very competitive and exciting. Here is the odds for each team to win.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Delaware is the slight favorite, as it has odds of +175. The other short odds to win are Towson (+275) and Drexel (+350).
This is a standard 9-team tournament with one first round game and the top 7 teams already set in the quarterfinals. The games will be held March 7-10 from Baltimore Arena.
Delaware is the top seed in the tournament after it went 14-2 in conference play and 22-9 overall. Delaware has never won this tournament.
Towson is the No. 2 seed in this tournament. It went 13-3 in CAA play and is 22-9 overall. Towson has never won this tournament in program history.
Drexel is the No. 4 seed after going just 8-8 in conference play and 16-13 overall. Drexel has never won this tournament, but it has reached the finals on two separate occasions.
For a complete look at each team’s odds to win the 2014 Colonial Athletic Association Tournament, see below.
2014 Colonial Athletic Association Tournament Odds To Win
William Mary +750
James Madison +2500
UNC Wilmington +8000
Hofstra +8000Southern Tournament Odds
ASHEVILLE, NC (TheSpread) – The 2014 Southern Conference Tournament has a familiar foe favored to win it all. Here is a look at the odds to win this tournament.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Davidson is the favorite to win this tournament, as it has odds of -120. Other short odds to win are Wofford (+325), Elon (+650) and Western Carolina (+650).
This is a standard 11-team tournament with three first round games and the top 5 seeds getting a bye. Play runs from March 7-10 with all the games played at the U.S. Cellular Center.
Davidson is the top seed after going 15-1 in conference play and 19-11 overall. Davidson has a conference record for tournament titles with 12. It was won this tournament the last two years.
Wofford is the No. 3 seed. It went 11-5 in conference play and 17-12 overall. Wofford is a two-time tournament winner, with the last title coming in 2011.
Elon will be the No. 4 seed. It went 11-5 in conference play and 18-13 overall. Elon has never won this conference tournament.
Western Carolina is the No. 5 seed. It went 10-6 in Southern play and was 17-14 overall. Western Carolina has only one this tournament one time, with that title coming in 1996.
For a complete look at each team’s odds to win the 2014 Southern Conference Tournament, see below.
2014 Southern Conference Tournament Odds ToBoyd Gaming 300 Odds
LAS VEGAS, NV (TheSpread) – The 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series gets the weekend racing started with the Boyd Gaming 300 on Saturday. Here is a look at the odds for this race.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Kyle Busch is the favorite to win the race, as he has 7/4 odds. Other short odds to win are Brad Keselowski (9/2), Matt Kenseth (15/4) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (15/2).
Busch has competed in both Nationwide races this year, winning one while finishing fourth in the other.
Keselowski has driven in both Nationwide events this year as well. He finished second in the opening race and third last week.
Kenseth has competed in both Nationwide events this year, too. Kenseth struggled to a 14th-place finish at Daytona, but put up a 5th-place finish last week in Phoenix.
Earnhardt Jr. doesn’t compete in a lot of Nationwide events, but he raced at Daytona and placed 11th and is back this week for the rare Saturday drive.
The Boyd Gaming 300 will take place Saturday, March 8 at 4:31PM ET from Las Vegas Motor Speedway. For complete odds and track information on this year’s race, see below.
Odds to win the Boyd Gaming 300 – 2014 Boyd Gaming 300 – Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Saturday, March 8
Kyle Busch 7/4
Brad Keselowski 15/4
Matt Kenseth 9/2
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 15/2
Elliott Sadler 16/1
Regan Smith 16/1
Trevor Bayne 16/1
Kyle Larson 20/1
Brian ScottWGC-Cadillac Championship Picks
DORAL, FL (ATS CONSULTANTS) – The WGC-Cadillac Championship gets started Thursday morning. Here are a few golfers to consider for this event.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Rory McIlroy is the favorite to win this event, as he has 7/1 odds, while Tiger Woods and Adam Scott each come in with 12/1 odds.
Here are our predictions for this weekend’s tournament.
Despite a poor Sunday that kept him from winning last week, McIlroy is playing quite well as of late. His second-place finish last weekend gives him a top-11 finish in eight of his last 11 tournament and that includes one win. He has placed in the top 8 in this event the last two years.
The 16th-ranked golfer in the world is coming off a missed cut last week, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. He has responded well when he misses the rare cut. He has placed in the top 5 in five of his last eight events, including one win. Despite last week’s struggles, Schwartzel has the game to be in contention this weekend.
The American is ranked 36th in the world rankings and on a nice little roll right now, placing in the top 10 in three straight events. He has made his last 12 cuts, including one victory in that span. He doesn’t have a lot of big-event experience, but heThursday's Top 25 CBB Odds
(TheSpread) – The Top 25 College Basketball schedule for Thursday features just three games. Here is a breakdown of today’s action.
The featured game of the day has No. 15 Cincinnati hosting No. 20 Memphis at 7PM ET. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Cincinnati is favored at home, as the Bearcats have odds of -4 points against the Tigers. Cincinnati beat Memphis 69-53 back on Jan. 4, but Memphis had won the four prior meetings. Memphis comes in winners in three of their last four, but they are just 1-3 against the spread in that stretch. Cincinnati has lost two straight entering tonight and is just 2-5 ATS in its last 7.
The other marquee game tonight has No. 22 Michigan State hosting No. 25 Iowa at 9PM ET. Oddsmakers have the Spartans favored at home, as they have odds of -3.5 points against Iowa. MSU won the first meeting this season, 71-69 in OT at Iowa and the Spartans have won seven straight while covering in four of the last five meetings. Iowa comes in having lost three of its last four and 0-4 ATS in its last four. MSU has lost three of its last four as well and failed to cover in the three losses.
The final game taking place today has Xavier hosting No. 6 Villanova at 7PM ET. Oddsmakers have Villanova favored on