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Sixers Celtics Bucks with best NBA Futures odds to bet on

Part of the reason the NFL playoffs are so heavily bet on is that pro football these days has so much parity. Sure, the Patriots keep landing in the Super Bowl. But there is a new NFC champion crowned basically every year and it’s no sure thing that the Pats are actually going to seal the deal in...

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 4:03pm

NFL Draft Rumors Kyler Murray to Patriots Raiders or Cardinals

NFL writer Peter King fancies himself as an old school journalist who is above the reckless speculation that often crowds NFL news feeds. That’s why it was interesting in his Football Morning in America column this week that he signaled out two particular franchises that will be looking at landing...

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 3:34pm

Southwest Stakes latest odds Jersey Agenda Six Shooter more

Metro breaks down Monday’s Southwest Stakes, the second stepping stone on Arkansas’ road to the Kentucky Derby.   Oaklawn Race 9 (Post time: 6:09 p.m. Eastern) The Grade III, $500,000 Southwest Stakes 1 1/16th-miles on dirt The Southwest Stakes, a race worth 10 Kentucky Derby points to...

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 2:37pm

Bet Smart: Parlays

Six-team parlays on point spreads or Over/Unders pay anywhere from 40/1 to 45/1 depending on where in the world you’re betting them. That’s from the base 11/10 vigorish on sides or totals. Betting money lines in parlays can change the payouts dramatically in one direction or another. A six-team...

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 1:57pm

Pennsylvania sports betting numbers skyrocket for month of January

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced its January sports betting numbers this past weekend and the results were mighty encouraging. The statewide handle was $32 million, generating $2.6 million in revenue. SugarHouse Casino had the best performance in terms of handle as it captured $10....

Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 6:47pm

Daytona 500 odds Harvick Hamlin Stenhouse advice

The 61st renewal of the Daytona 500 is set for Sunday at Daytona International Speedway in Florida. The pole sitter will be 21-year-old William Byron (20-1), who will start alongside Hendrick Motorsports teammate Alex Bowman (22-1) in this year’s running of “The Great American Race.” Bryon pilots...

Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 2:03pm

Villanova St Johns Arizona Colorado basketball odds line spread advice

MetroBet takes a look at a pair of NCAA games on the Sunday slate.    Villanova Wildcats (-4) at St. John’s Red Storm Moneyline: Wildcats -185, Red Storm +165 Betting Total: 145.5 points  Time (Eastern), TV: 5 p.m., FS1 The 13th-ranked Villanova Wildcats (20-5)...

Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 11:20am

When does March Madness NCAA basketball tournament start?

The 2019 March Madness men’s college basketball tournament is right around the corner. Teams like Duke, Tennessee, North Carolina, Michigan, Gonzaga, Virginia, Michigan State and Kentucky are all in the mix for a No. 1 seed. Regional sites in 2019 include Washington DC which will host the East,...

Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 9:56am

Eagles Patriots Giants Odell Beckham Nick Foles NFL rumors heat up

The first quarterback domino in the NFL offseason to fall was Joe Flacco to the Broncos. It was thought that the Giants would be interested in bringing in Flacco but now that that ship has sailed New York’s attention will surely be on Nick Foles. It appears unlikely that the Eagles will franchise...

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 2:03pm

NBA All Star Game MVP odds Joel Embiid LeBron Kevin Durant

Joel Embiid has already established himself as a top 10 player in the NBA and is extremely close to being a bona fide MVP candidate. The regular season MVP trophy looks like it’s going to either James Harden or Giannis Antetokounmpo this year, but Embiid can lock up a different kind of MVP award...

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 9:27am

Horse Racing: Risen Star Stakes War of Will Country House odds

Louisiana’s road to the Kentucky Derby continues this Saturday with the Risen Star Stakes, a race worth 50 Derby points to the winner.  Fair Grounds Race 12 (Post time: 7:02 p.m. Eastern)  The Grade II, $400,000 Risen Star Stakes 1 1/16th-miles on dirt The Risen Star Stakes, another...

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 9:23am

Weekend Tickets: NBA All-Star Game, more

The lull before Madness is upon us but this weekend presents a great opportunity to go star hunting.   There is no better All-Star game than what will take place in Basketball Charlotte on Sunday. It’s a game of art and wows and superhero highlights. Ever since baseball adopted inter league...

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 3:02pm

Devils Blackhawks Capitals Sharks NHL Thursday odds

MetroBet previews a pair of games on the NHL slate for Thursday night.    New Jersey Devils at Chicago Blackhawks Moneyline: Devils +150, Blackhawks -165 Puckline: Devils +1.5 goals (-175), Blackhawks -1.5 goals (+155) Betting Total: 6.5 goals (Over -115, Under -105)...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 6:16pm

Phillies land Bryce Harper for real this time: Las Vegas?

The Phillies’ acquisition of catcher J.T. Realmuto last week is an interesting case study in the sports betting world. Obviously a catcher is not going to have the same amount of impact on futures odds as a top of the line pitcher or a prized free agent like a Bryce Harper or Manny Machado. But...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 4:59pm

Kyrie Kemba Walker NBA rumors Celtics Knicks swap in July?

There are two alleged doomsday scenarios for the Celtics in the coming months. The first is that Kyrie Irving walks out the door in July and the Celtics are left scrambling. The second is that the Celtics land Anthony Davis in a trade but Davis walks out the door in 2020 after the Celtics traded...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 4:18pm

Bet Smart: NCAAB The Ivy League

If you’re a long time basketball bettor, the Friday during the annual NBA All-Star break has always meant one thing. The Ivy League! For many years, it was the only game in town. Pro basketball was off. No major college conferences played games on Friday night. Bettors had to get their kicks and...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 4:14pm

2019 Genesis Open betting preview

The West Coast Swing concludes this week in beautiful Pacific Palisades, Calif., at historic Riviera Country Club. In three out of the last four weeks, we’ve seen the Tour stop at some of the most revered West Coast courses, all major championship venues: Torrey Pines, Pebble Beach and now Riviera...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 3:09pm

Wednesday NBA odds Heat Mavericks Kings Nuggets advice

MetroBet previews a pair of games on the NBA slate for Wednesday as the Heat take on the Mavericks and the Kings face the Nuggets.   Miami Heat at Dallas Mavericks (-2.5) Moneyline: Heat +120, Mavericks -140 Betting Total: 208 points Time (Eastern): 8:30 p.m. The Dallas...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 12:16pm

Celtics 76ers Lakers Hawks NBA Tuesday odds spread line advice

MetroBet takes a look at a pair of key NBA games on the Tuesday night slate.   Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers (-7) The Boston Celtics (35-21) were cruising right along, having won 10 of 11 games (with the lone loss coming to the Warriors), before a hiccup against the hated Lakers on...

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 2:07pm

Gotta like the Sixers tonight over reeling Celtics

The happening Sixers will look for their third win in a row when the reeling, arch rival, Celtics come to town for first time this season. The Sixers are in a double-revenge situation, having lost twice to the C’s on the road this year.   So much has changed since their opening night loss...

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 1:58pm