• The Minnesota Wild are the favorites at (-1 ½) going into Game 4 against the Colorado Avalanche (+1 ½). Minnesota was one of the long shots in all of the NHL playoffs. As the West’s #7 seed, they were a (+4,000) to win the Stanley Cup. The Colorado Avalanche, despite being the West’s #2 seed, got some disrespect from odds makers. The Avalanche were (+1,400) to win the championship before the playoffs began. That means they had the fifth best odds of all Western Conference teams, despite having 112 points in the regular season. The Avalanche did look somewhat shaky in Game 1. +…

    Posted by Ari Louis on 4/24/2014 2:23:43 PM

  • With the release of the 2014 NFL Schedule, it didn’t take long for online sportsbooks to release the early odds for NFL Week 1. Here is an early breakdown on some of the games +…

    Posted by Ari Louis on 4/24/2014 2:15:26 PM

  • The Toronto Raptors are (+5) underdogs going against the Brooklyn Nets in Game 3 (+5). +…

    Posted by Ari Louis on 4/24/2014 2:14:44 PM

  • > The Houston Rockets are (+5) underdogs going into Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers (-5). The first two games of this series have all been about LaMarcus Aldridge. Aldridge led the Blazers in scoring in the regular season (23.2). However, so far in this post-season, Aldridge has played himself in the record books. +…

    Posted by Ari Louis on 4/24/2014 2:14:22 PM

  • Posted by Ari Louis on 4/24/2014 2:13:48 PM

  • The Los Angeles Clippers are a (-1 ½) favorite heading into Game 3 against the Golden State Warriors (+1 ½). Most people think the story of the Clippers’ Game 1 loss was the lack of production from Blake Griffin. Griffin was plagued by foul trouble throughout the Clippers Game 1 loss to the Golden State Warriors. +…

    Posted by Ari Louis on 4/23/2014 1:46:16 PM

  • The Memphis Grizzlies are a 1 ½ point underdog heading into Game 3 of their series with the Oklahoma City Thunder (-1 ½). The Grizzlies were the one underdog no team wanted to play in the playoffs. Memphis had beaten Oklahoma City last year and defeated the Spurs when San Antonio was a #1 seed in 2011. +…

    Posted by Ari Louis on 4/23/2014 1:45:38 PM

  • The Indiana Pacers are a (-2) favorite going into Game 3 against Atlanta (+2). Game 2 was clearly a case of do or die for the Indiana Pacers. Going into Game 2, Indiana was down 0-1 in their series to Atlanta, staring at Game 3 and Game 4 in Atlanta. +…

    Posted by Ari Louis on 4/23/2014 1:44:59 PM

  • Not much was expected of the Washington Wizards this season. They have not been in the playoffs since 2008. Most experts did not consider them an Eastern Conference powerhouse heading into the playoffs. However, they played like an elite East team in Game 1 of their series with Chicago. +…

    Posted by Ari Louis on 4/22/2014 4:59:26 PM

  • The St. Louis Blues were the sports betting favorites to win the Western Conference. Despite being the favorites, everyone knew they would have a tough 1st round series against the defending Stanley Cup Champion, Chicago Blackhawks. +…

    Posted by Ari Louis on 4/22/2014 4:55:35 PM

  • When the playoffs began, the Columbus Blue Jackets were one of the longshots to win the East at (+5,000). The Pittsburgh Penguins, however were one of the favorites to go the Stanley Cup Finals at (+700). Most experts wrote columns that the 1st round matchup of the Penguins v the Blue Jackets would be a piece of cake. Well as the saying goes." The games are not played on paper." Although the Blue Jackets are down 2 games to 1 heading into Wednesday night's Game 4, they have certainly given Pittsburgh a fight. +…

    Posted by Ari Louis on 4/22/2014 4:52:16 PM

  • The Spurs looked like the defending Western Conference champions in their Game 1 victory against the Dallas Mavericks. With less than eight minutes in the 4th quarter, the Spurs were down ten points. Nevertheless they came back to get the win in the series' opener. +…

    Posted by Ari Louis on 4/22/2014 4:48:31 PM

  • > Just as in the West, it will be most likely one of two teams to represent the East in the NBA Finals. Despite being the oldest team in the NBA, Miami are the favorites to make the Finals at (-160). The major question with Miami is the running out of gas factor. They have played in the last three NBA Finals and many are concerned all that wear and tear will catch up to them at some point. Miami is trying to make its fourth NBA Finals appearance in a row. +…

    Posted by Ari Louis on 4/17/2014 12:44:46 PM

  • Most likely it will be one of two teams to represent the West in the NBA Finals. The Spurs are the favorites at (+150) to win the West, while the Thunder are the second in the favorite department at (+200). +…

    Posted by Ari Louis on 4/17/2014 12:44:05 PM

  • The Bruins are everything you can ask for in a Hockey franchise. They have a great history, great fans and this year they have a sparkling record of 117 points. They have the best record in all of the NHL and as a result they won the President's trophy. The dreaded President's trophy. The President's trophy is considered such a curse, the predominant custom now a days is for a team to refuse acceptance of the trophy. The first President's trophy was given out in 1986 and since that time only eight President Trophy winners have gone on to win the Stanley Cup. +…

    Posted by Ari Louis on 4/15/2014 7:37:27 AM

  • The Western Conference winner has been the winner of the Stanley Cup the last three of four seasons. A lot of NHL teams are concerned about the East’s Boston Bruins, but there are a few teams in the West who can beat Boston. Also, the winner of the Western Conference this year will have an easier road than in years’ pasts. The Red Wings moved from the West to the East and they will be a force to be reckoned with in this years’ post-season. +…

    Posted by Ari Louis on 4/15/2014 7:37:03 AM

  • The NHL playoffs are really the best playoffs in all of sports. To give you an idea of how insanely tough the Stanley Cup Playoffs are, a team who wins the Stanley Cup will most likely have to play more games in their post-season, than a Super Bowl winning team will have to play for their entire season (playoffs and regular season combined.) Unlike the NBA playoffs, where some teams take some games off, the NHL playoffs is always good, all the time. The Stanley Cup is not just one the greatest sports traditions; it is one of the best traditions in the United States. Players have had the dream of winning the Stanley Cup since they were children. Whoever wins the Stanley Cup lives on in hockey lore; by having their names engraved on the Stanley Cup. +…

    Posted by Ari Louis on 4/15/2014 7:35:56 AM

  • A look ahead to the NFL draft and the top QBs available +…

    Posted by Ari Louis on 4/11/2014 7:55:12 AM

  • UConn wins the 2014 NCAA championship. A look at their college basketball lines pre-tournament. +…

    Posted by Ari Louis on 4/9/2014 9:27:12 AM

  • Bold picks for betting player futures for each league's Cy Young and MVP awards in the 2014 MLB season +…

    Posted by Andrew Monroe on 3/31/2014 5:48:20 AM

  • Four bold picks for betting National League team wins in the 2014 MLB season. +…

    Posted by Calvin Brown on 3/27/2014 11:28:00 AM

  • Four bold picks for betting American League team wins in the 2014 MLB season. +…

    Posted by Andrew Monroe on 3/27/2014 11:27:24 AM

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers are the clear cut leaders to win the National League West this year. Sports books also have them as the MLB's overall favorites to win the Pennant (+320) and World Series (+700). +…

    Posted by Calvin Brown on 3/27/2014 8:17:22 AM

  • It is a rational estimation that the NL East will be a two horse race between the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves. +…

    Posted by Andrew Monroe on 3/27/2014 8:16:49 AM

  • Last season the National League Central was the strongest division in MLB, with three teams making the post-season; St. Louis Cardinals in first, followed by the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds, who earned wild-card berths. Last year was a strong showing for the Central but this reoccurrence is unlikely in the upcoming 2014 MLB season. +…

    Posted by Chuck Barrett on 3/27/2014 8:16:14 AM

  • The St. Louis Cardinals will be heading into the 2014 season looking for their fourth straight post season appearance. It won't be easy because the up and coming Pirates and Reds who both snuck into the 2013 playoffs with wild card berths, have been busy building teams to contend with the Cards for the top of the National League Central. +…

    Posted by Chuck Barrett on 3/13/2014 3:48:32 PM

  • The Washington Nationals head into the 2014 season with playoff aspirations. Rightfully they should, because they assert serious offensive weapons as well as a highly touted starting pitching rotation. +…

    Posted by Calvin Brown on 3/12/2014 6:20:25 PM

  • After an underachieving 2013 season, absent from the playoffs, the New York Yankees have made a team makeover in a strong move to re-take the American League East. The new signings along with the Derek Jeter's retirement tour has Yankee fans excited about the 2014 season. +…

    Posted by Andrew Monroe on 3/12/2014 6:19:42 PM

  • The AL East is once again one of the most completive divisions in MLB, with many outcomes possible. Boston will have a hard time defending their World Series title, fighting off the rest of the AL East division teams during their quest of a 2014 repeat. +…

    Posted by Andrew Monroe on 3/12/2014 6:15:40 PM

  • NL East winning, Atlanta Braves are coming into their 2014 campaign as slight underdogs to the Washington Nationals. Odds makers have them at +125 to win the division (Nationals -110) but the team hopes that their patented style of consistent productivity will put them in position to get back to the post season. +…

    Posted by Calvin Brown on 3/12/2014 6:14:19 PM

  • Top Tight Ends 2014 - The free agent market opens up in the NFL on March 11 and some teams will be faced with decisive choices about who they are willing to "show the money" to. +…

    Posted by Calvin Brown on 3/5/2014 9:35:40 AM

  • Top Quarterbacks 2014 - The free agent market opens up in the NFL on March 11 and of all of the positions for NFL free agents in 2014, the quarterback may be the thinnest. +…

    Posted by Calvin Brown on 3/5/2014 9:34:34 AM

  • Although the league is trending into a pass friendly game, the ground game is critical to the success of an offense. 2013 witnessed a dip in running back production, leaving teams thin at the position. When the 2014 free agency signing period opens up there will be heavy attention placed on some players who can improve a team's running game. +…

    Posted by Calvin Brown on 3/5/2014 9:32:35 AM