Friday, April 30, 2010

Detroit vs San Jose – Top Dogs Do Battle

NHL Betting- The Detroit Red Wings were not the best team in the NHL this season, in fact, they were no where near the Western Conferences leading point-getter.

What they were, was the hottest team entering the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs. A fact that you wouldn’t dispute as you watched them calmly dominate Game 7 of their first round series against the Phoenix Coyotes, to send an upstart Phoenix team golfing, and make the rest of the Western Conference advancing teams collectively gulp.

now although Detroit was a hot team, they weren’t the single hottest, they shared their blazing tail into the post season with their second round opponents, the San Jose Sharks. The Sharke were the Western Conferences leading point-getter. And after another early first round scare at the hands of the pesky Colorado Avalanche, they look almost like they’re supposed to.

Tonight, the Sharks host the Wings as -141 favorites heading into game one, where their fans will collectively thanks them for keeping them from being another playoff embarrassment. But with the overcoming of adversity lies another burden – expectation.

There are differences in hoping to be good and expecting to be good. San Jose just jumped that hurdle, from hoping to expected. And there is only one team that has more experience in that burden than anybody: the Detroit Red Wings (+130).

The Wings aren’t just good, they are expected to be – just like many other teams – the difference is that Detroit, time and time again, delivers on that expectation.

Tonight, they’ll welcome the Sharks to the magical land of gettin’ er’ done.

Kentucky Derby “Pick The Winners”

It’s dead easy to play and really adds to the excitement of the race and I could win a free $100.00.

Put your picks in here:

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Saturday, May 1st marks the date for the 2010 Kentucky Derby. Check the Kentucky Derby Odds.

And of course, it also marks the first stop for all potential Triple Crown Champions, a feat not accomplished since Affirmed took the Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes in 1978, more than 30 years ago.

Will this three decade dry spell end in 2010? Of course the answer to that is “unlikely”, but it could happen.

The last horse to come close was Big Brown in 2008 who took both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, but fell short in the Belmont.

Triple Crown Odds: Online sportsbooks have posted up odds on whether or not there will be a Triple Crown winner. If you think this is the year we finally see another one, a $100 wager will pay you back $500.00.

If you think there is no way it happens, you’ll be laying odds of -1000 to bet that prop offer.

Kentucky Derby Odds: There are also a ton of other props and betting options for the Kentucky Derby.

For example:

- the odds of this year’s Kentucky Derby winner having an even-numbered saddlecloth are -115 and the odds of an odd-numbered winner are -125.

- The odds of the winners of the Preakness and Belmont Stakes having even or odd-numbered saddlecloths are -120.

- Lookin at Lucky has drawn Post 1 for Saturday’s race and is the odds-on favorite at +300 at online sportsbook Sportsbetting.com (and at the book at Churchill Downs as well).

However, the heavy betting favorites haven’t always justified their standing.

Through the Derby’s 136 years, the odds-on has only won 52 times while failing to take first place the other 84 times.

Lookin at Lucky is followed closely by Sidney’s Candy who is +550 to win for the Run for the Roses on Saturday, Sid’s Candy drew Post 20.

Awesome Act (Post 16) and Devil May Care (Post 11) are also horses that are garnering some buzz and are listed at +800 and +900 respectively.

Good luck with all your Derby bets.

Kentucky Derby Odds

Remember Affirmed? Yeah, neither do I, although I’ve read a bit about him. What about Big Brown…that guy I do remember…who cares you ask?

This week a lot of people and over the next two days, a ton more will be talking horse racing, specifically the Kentucky Derby and the ever elusive, but always romantic chase for the Triple Crown.

I love the Derby and jump in with both feet, playing all the Kentucky Derby Contests I can find, betting a bunch of Derby props and outright bets, plus spend most of the day sipping a cold beverage getting ready to scream at the TV for 2 minutes.

I’ve entered my picks in two great Free Kentucky Derby Contests:

Take a look:

1) $100,000 Triple Crown Contest

I play this one every year – it’s a great one that keeps you interested for the entire Triple Crown chase and there are cool prizes, cash and a shot at $100,000.

http://www.sportsbetting.com/contest/tricrown.html

Remember, it’s FREE to enter!

NBA Betting: Nene Out Tonight, Back For Game 7

While Denver Nuggets center Nene won’t be in the lineup in their Game 6 matchup against the Utah Jazz tonight, he could be in the lineup if there is a Game 7.

Nene suffered what looked like a severe knee injury in Game 5 on Wednesday – a 116-102 victory for Denver — but according to the AP, an MRI on Thursday revealed that it was only a hyperextended left knee and there was no tear or ligament damage as initially suspected.

The Jazz are 5-point home faves for Game 6 and the Total is set at 217.5.

In the Nuggets’ last 13 overall games against the Jazz, they have gone 8-3-2 against the spread but in their last 10 road games are 1-8-1 ATS.

In the Denver Nuggets’ last nine games when listed as an underdog of 6-points or less, they are 1-6-2 ATS.

In their last 20 when listed as underdogs of +6 and less, there have been 5 Overs and 15 Unders.

MLB Betting: Lee Makes Debut For Mariners

One of the Seattle Mariners’ prized offseason acquisitions is set to take the mound for the first time tonight.

Starting pitcher Cliff Lee will make his 2010 debut and the M’s are -150 home faves against the Texas Rangers (+130) while the Total is at 7.

Lee has been out of the lineup since March 15, when he suffered a strained abdomen and is rearing to go.

“I’m anxious. I can’t speed up the clock,” Lee told the Associated Press.

“[Today], it’s just go out there and have fun. Let it all hang out.”

In Lee’s last 20 starts, his team has gone 16-4 straight up and he is 5-3 SU in his last eight games against the Texas Rangers but as the AP points out, his ERA in that time is 7.09.

In the Seattle Mariners’ last 20 overall games against the Texas Rangers, there have been 6 Overs and 14 Unders.

The M’s have gone 11-11 without Lee and the former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher thinks his new team can do better.

“I mean, we’ve got to do a better job of minimizing the streaks of losing,” Lee told the Seattle Times.

“Obviously, you cut into those and it’s going to make you that much better. But we definitely did a good job of riding that winning streak [last week].”

The Mariners are +175 to take the AL West Division.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Live Odds, Predictions

The NBA Match between Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder will kick off on April 30, 2010 at 9:30 PM ET. The match will takes place at Ford Center, Oklahoma City, OK.

One dominating performance by the defending NBA champions wasn't enough to rattle Scott Brooks and his young Oklahoma City Thunder.

After appearing vulnerable during the first four games of their playoff series, the Los Angeles Lakers regained control with a blowout victory in Game 5 that gave them a 3-2 series lead and chased away talk they were a slow, aging bunch.

For an Oklahoma City roster made up almost entirely of players who've never experienced the postseason before, the threat of elimination is the latest test of the resiliency they have shown all season.

Los Angeles will be trying to close out its third straight playoff series on the road, after clinching the Western Conference finals in Denver and winning the NBA title in Orlando last season.

Check out Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Live Odds @ Basketball Bet

Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks Live Odds and Preview

The NBA Match between Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks will kick off on April 30, 2010 at 7:00 PM ET. The match will takes place at Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI.

Brandon Jennings says he's too busy for press conferences right now. The Bucks rookie point guard is preparing to try to win Game 6 of Milwaukee's first-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks.

Jennings' playful jab was meant for Tyreke Evans after the Sacramento guard won the rookie of the year award on Thursday. Jennings is the only rookie among top candidates in the postseason.

The Hawks will be eliminated if they don't win in Milwaukee, where Josh Smith joked there was nothing to do when they were up 2-0. Atlanta was blown out in Game 3, the team bus was hit by a car before losing Game 4 and the Hawks squandered home-court advantage in Game 5.

The Bucks announced early Friday that Game 6 was already sold out in the most anticipated matchup here since Game 6 against Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference Finals in 2001.

Everything is suddenly against the heavily favored Hawks, who have won just one road postseason game in the last three appearances and are on the brink of elimination after one of the bigger collapses in recent NBA postseason history.

Check out Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks Live Odds @ Basketball Betting

Two great Free Kentucky Derby Contests Picks And Odds

This week a lot of people, a ton more will be talking horse racing, specifically the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks the ever elusive, but always romantic chase for the Triple Crown.

I love the Derby and jump in with both feet, playing all the Kentucky Derby Contests I can find, betting a bunch of Derby props and outright bets, plus spend most of the day sipping a cold beverage getting ready to scream at the TV for 2 minutes.

Picks in Two great Free Kentucky Derby Contests:

1) $100,000 Triple Crown Contest

I play this one every year – it’s a great one that keeps you interested for the entire Triple Crown chase and there are cool prizes, cash and a shot at $100,000.

Remember, it’s FREE to enter!

2) Kentucky Derby “Pick The Winners”

And I like playing these Pick The Winners as well.

It’s dead easy to play and really adds to the excitement of the race and I could win a free $100.00.


Good luck with all your Derby bets @ at Kentucky Derby Gambling

French League 2: Angers Sco vs Stade Lavallois Odds And Predictions

Angers Sco vs Stade Lavallois meets at Stade Jean Bouin on 30 April 2010 at 19:30 UK in French League 2.

With 13 wins Angers in the Sixth place of the table and with 9 wins Lavallois are in the ninth place in the league.

In the last 5 matches, Lavallois with 4- draws& 1-loss and Angers with 2-wins & 3-losses on their way for League.

Head to Head: They faced 10 matches. Among the 10 matches, Angers won three matches and Lavallois won three matches. Both teams have equal chances to win the match.

Match Information
Match: Angers Sco vs Stade Lavallois
Competition: French League 2
Date: Friday, April 30, 2010
Game week: 35
Kick-off: - 19:30 UK
Venue: Stade Jean Bouin
Referee : Bertrand Layec
Assistant referees : Nicolas Boillin, Paul Cravo
4th Official : Nicolas Wadoux
Principal delegate : André Rault
Assistant delegates : Paul Declaude, Daniel Camus

Angers Sco Vs Stade Lavallois Live football Odds @ Sportsbook.

French League 2: Stade Brestois vs Tours FC Live Odds And Predictions

Stade Brestois vs Tours FC meets at Francis le Ble Stadium on 30 April 2010 at 19:30 UK in French League 2.

With 18 wins Brestois in the second place of the table and with 11 wins Tours are in the seventh place in the league.

In the last 5 matches, Tours with 2-wins & 3-draw and Brestois with 3-wins & 2-loss on their way for League.

Head to Head: They faced 7 matches. Among the 7 matches, Brestois won four matches and Tours won two matches. Brestois has got more chances of winning rather Tours.

Match Information
Match: Stade Brestois vs Tours FC
Competition: French League 2
Date: Friday, April 30, 2010
Game week: 35
Kick-off: - 19:30 UK
Venue: Francis le Ble Stadium

Brestois vs Tours Live football Odds @ Soccer Betting

French League 1: AJ Auxerre vs Olympique de Marseille Live Odds And Predictions

Soccer Betting: AJ Auxerre vs Olympique de Marseille meets at Abbe-Deschamps Stadium on 30 April 2010 at 3:00 ET (21:00 CET) in French League 1.

With 21 wins & points Marseille in the top of the table and with 19 wins & points Auxerre are in the second place in the league.

In the last 6 matches, Auxerre with 3-wins & 3-draws and Marseille with 6-wins on their way for League.

Head to Head: They faced 5 matches. Among the 5 matches, Marseille won three matches and Auxerre won two matches. Marseille has got more chances of winning rather Auxerre.

Match Information
Competition: French League 1
Date: 30 April 2010
Game week: 35
Kick-off: 3:00 ET
Venue: Abbe-Deschamps Stadium

Auxerre vs Marseille Live football Odds @ Sportsbook.

Ukraine Premier League: Metalurh Donetsk vs. Zorya Luhansk Live Odds And Predictions

Metalurh Donetsk vs. Zorya Luhansk meets at Stadion Metalurh, Donets'k (Donets'k) stadium on 30 April 2010 at 9:30 pm in Ukraine - Premier League.

In the last 5 Matches, Metalurh Donetsk with 1-win, 2-draws and 2-loss and Zorya Luhansk with 1-loss, 1-draw and 3-wins on their way for Premier League.

Head to Head: They faced 7 matches. Among the 7 matches, Metalurh won four matches and Zorya won one match. Metalurh has got more chances of winning rather Zorya.

Both teams have good record at their home grounds. Among the 3 matches Metalurh won 3 matches at home and Metalurh won 1 match in 4 matches played at home but they are success in stopping Metalurh at the home.

Match Information
Competition: Premier League
Date: 30 April 2010
Game week: 28
Kick-off: 21:30
Venue: Stadion Metalurh, Donets'k (Donets'k)

Metalurh Donetsk vs. Zorya Luhansk Live football Odds @ Soccer Betting.

Ukraine Premier League: Vorskla Poltava vs. Arsenal Kyiv Live Odds And Predictions

Soccer Betting: Vorskla Poltava vs. Arsenal Kyiv meets at Stadion Vorskla im. Oleksiya Butov'skogo (Poltava) stadium on 30 April 2010 at 7:30 in Ukraine - Premier League.

In the last 5 games, Vorskla Poltava with 2-wins, 2-draws and 1-loss and Arsenal Kyiv with 2-loss and 3-wins on their way for Premier League.

Head to Head: They faced 13 matches. Among the 13 matches, Arsenal won seven matches and Vorskla won five matches. Arsenal has got more chances of winning rather Vorskla.

Both teams have good record at their home grounds. Among the 7 matches Arsenal won 6 matches at home and Vorskla won five matches in 6 matches played at home.


Match Information

Competition: Premier League

Date: 30 April 2010

Game week: 28

Kick-off: 19:30

Venue: Stadion Vorskla im. Oleksiya Butov'skogo (Poltava)



Vorskla Poltava vs. Arsenal Kyiv Live football Odds @ Sportsbook.

Kentucky Derby Odds 2010 Kentucky Derby Picks and Predictions


Remember Affirmed? Yeah, neither do I, although I’ve read a bit about him. What about Big Brown…that guy I do remember…who cares you ask?

This week a lot of people and over the next two days, a ton more will be talking horse racing, specifically the Kentucky Derby and the ever elusive, but always romantic chase for the Triple Crown.

I love the Derby and jump in with both feet, playing all the Kentucky Derby Contests I can find, betting a bunch of Derby props and outright bets, plus spend most of the day sipping a cold beverage getting ready to scream at the TV for 2 minutes.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

MLB Baseball Betting: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers Preview

MLB Betting: American League, In A three game series first match between Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers live game will be started at 10:10pm ET on Thursday 29th April 2010. The Major Baseball League (MLB) is one of the favorite sports events in USA.

All MLB fans are very excited to watch MLB 2010 Session. Pittsburgh (9-12) vs Los Angeles (8-13) MLB Regular Session 2010 live.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are 4-2 at home this season and are heavy favorites to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates who are 4-8 on the road this season.

“We’re not where we want to be,” catcher Russell Martin told the Dodgers’ official website. “There are times when things aren’t going well that shows the true character of a team. Right now, the character is not where it needs to be. I still think we have a lot more fight in us.”

“You can say what you want to say and think what you want to think,” Kemp said. “I’m going out every day, playing as hard as I can.”

Match Information
Date: 29-04-2010
Time: 10:10pm ET
Play: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Event: MLB Regular Season 2010
Stadium: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA

Check out all the Live MLB Odds and picks @ Sportsbook. We will be glad on sharing the live at the said date and time. The results of the game will be displayed here.

MLB Baseball Betting: San Diego Padres vs Milwaukee Brewers Preview

Baseball Betting: American League, In A three game series first match between San Diego Padres vs Milwaukee Brewers live game will be started at 10:05pm ET on Thursday 29th April 2010. The Major Baseball League (MLB) is one of the favorite sports events in USA.

All MLB fans are very excited to watch MLB 2010 Session. Milwaukee (9-12) vs San Diego (13-8) MLB Regular Session 2010 live.

The San Diego Padres are 7-2 at home this season and are solid favorites to beat the Milwaukee Brewers who are 5-4 on the road this season.

“It’s easy to kind of say you’re snake bit, or whatever,” Hoffman said. “Bottom line is I didn’t get it done again.”

“It’s always nice to pull that win out,” outfielder Kyle Blanks told the team’s website. “It’s always feels good when you’re coming back.”

Match Information
Date: 29-04-2010
Time: 10:05pm ET
Play: San Diego Padres vs Milwaukee Brewers
Event: MLB Regular Season 2010
Stadium: Petco Park in San Diego, CA

Check out all the Live MLB Odds and picks @ online betting. We will be glad on sharing the live at the said date and time. The results of the game will be displayed here.

MLB Baseball Betting: Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays Preview

MLB Betting: American League, In A three game series first match between Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays live game will be started at 7:05pm ET on Thursday 29th April 2010. The Major Baseball League (MLB) is one of the favorite sports events in USA.

All MLB fans are very excited to watch MLB 2010 Session. Kansas City (8-13) vs Tampa Bay (16-5) MLB Regular Session 2010 live.

The Tampa Bay Rays are 7-4 at home this season and are solid favorites to beat the Kansas City Royals who are 4-5 on the road this season.

“Everything’s obviously working well right now,” manager Joe Maddon said. “We’re capable of playing this way. We just have to keep our minds right, and we’ll be fine.”

“(It’s) just one of those things where I’m baffled myself,” Garza told the Rays’ official website of his recent effort. “You just come back and get ready, try to pick up where I was.”

“The bullpen has had a lot of bad luck,” said Brad Thompson, who took the loss Wednesday. “It’s going to turn around soon. There are good arms out there.”

Match Information
Date: 29-04-2010
Time: 7:10pm ET
Play: Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays
Event: MLB Regular Season 2010
Stadium: Tropicana Field in Saint Petersburg, FL

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MLB Baseball Betting: Oakland Athletics vs Toronto Blue Jays Preview

Baseball Betting: American League, In A three game series first match between Oakland Athletics vs Toronto Blue Jays live game will be started at 7:05pm ET on Thursday 29th April 2010. The Major Baseball League (MLB) is one of the favorite sports events in USA.

All MLB fans are very excited to watch MLB 2010 Session. Oakland (12-10) vs Toronto (10-12) MLB Regular Session 2010 live.

The Toronto Blue Jays are 4-9 at home this season and are solid favorites to beat the Oakland Athletics who are 3-5 on the road this season.

“That’s comforting for a pitcher when you know you can put the ball in play and the defense can play like that behind you,” Duchscherer said. “You never expect double plays. What you do expect is if the ball’s hit to (the defense) they’re going to make plays. They consistently show that.”

“I just said a couple things. I didn’t like what I saw. I’ve liked what we’ve seen for about 20 games,” Geren said. “We’re going to move on.”

Match Information
Date: 29-04-2010
Time: 7:07pm ET
Play: Oakland Athletics vs Toronto Blue Jays
Event: MLB Regular Season 2010
Stadium: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON

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MLB Baseball Betting: New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles Preview

MLB Betting: American League, In A three game series final match between New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles live game will be started at 7:05pm ET on Thursday 29th April 2010. The Major Baseball League (MLB) is one of the favorite sports events in USA.

All MLB fans are very excited to watch MLB 2010 Session. New York (13-7) vs Baltimore (4-17) MLB Regular Session 2010 live.

The Baltimore Orioles are 1-7 at home this season and the New York Yankees are 8-6 on the road this season.

New York led 6-0 going into the bottom of the third, providing more than enough support for CC Sabathia, who went 7 2-3 innings.

“It’s always good to get a lead early. It takes some of the pressure off,” Sabathia said. “I wanted to pitch better, but a win is a win. The guys got me a lot of runs tonight.”

“It’s hit and miss,” Burnett told the Yankees’ official web site. “I always seem to find it 80-something pitches into the game.”

Burnett is 9-2 with a 5.23 ERA against the Orioles, going 4-0 in six starts at Camden Yards.

Match Information
Date: 29-04-2010
Time: 7:05pm ET
Play: New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles
Event: MLB Regular Season 2010
Stadium: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX

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MLB Baseball Betting: Cincinnati Reds vs Houston Astros Preview

Baseball Betting: National League, In A three game series final match between Cincinnati Reds vs Houston Astros live game will be started at 8:05pm ET on Thursday 29th April 2010. The Major Baseball League (MLB) is one of the favorite sports events in USA.

All MLB fans are very excited to watch MLB 2010 Session. Cincinnati (10-11) vs Houston (8-12) MLB Regular Session 2010 live.

The Houston Astros are 5-9 at home this season and are solid favorites to beat the Cincinnati Reds who are 4-5 on the road this season.

Match Information
Date: 29-04-2010
Time: 8:05pm ET
Play: Cincinnati Reds vs Houston Astros
Event: MLB Regular Season 2010
Stadium: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX

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Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers Live Odds, Preview and NBA Predictions


Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers Live Odds @ Sportsbook: The match between Phoenix vs Portland will kick off on Thursday, April 29, 2010, 10:30 PM ET at Rose Garden, Portland, OR.

Phoenix with 3-2 leads against Portland till now in 5 matches. Now the sixth match on Thursday will decide whether the phoenix lead will continue or the Portland bounce back.

In the first match Portland has beaten Phoenix by 105-100. After winning first match Portland lost the second by 90-119 to Phoenix. In the third match Phoenix continued their winning over Portland by 108-89. But in the fourth match Portland strongly back in to the series with the win over Phoenix by 96-87. In the fifth of series with 107-88 Phoenix has beaten the Portland and leads the series with 3-2.

“We’ve got to get out and open the floor up. It’s the same thing that we’ve been talking about from day one,” Suns coach Alvin Gentry said about his team’s obvious strategy. “We have to be the one that imposes our will.”
“It’s just the playoffs,” Stoudemire said. “Both teams are being physical.”
“It’s a huge challenge to win the series,” McMillan said. “But not an impossible challenge.”

“This team has responded to so many things this season,” McMillan said. “We know we’re capable; we’ve done it all season.”

Match Information
Match: Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: 29 April 2010, Thursday
Time: 10:30 pm, ET
Event: NBA Playoff First Round
Stadium: Rose Garden, Portland, OR.

Enjoy all the action
Check the updated NBA Odds

San Antonio Spurs vs Dallas Mavericks Live Odds, Preview and NBA Predictions


San Antonio Spurs vs Dallas Mavericks Live Odds @ Sportsbook: The match between Dallas vs San Antonio will kick off on Thursday, April 29, 2010, 08:00 PM ET at AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX.

In the Western Conference No 2 team Dallas Mavericks is trailing 1-3 against the No 7 team of the San Antonio Spurs. Spurs coach Greg Popovich is showing to the world that they can beat Mavericks through their defense. He gave a rah-rah speech about finishing off Dallas to his players.

He Said, “They’re grown men”. “They don’t need me to tell them.”

On Wednesday In Game 5 San Antonio was back home after an uninspired showing against Mavericks, in this match Mavericks beaten San Antonio by 103-81.
“They’re up 3-2, and we did it to ourselves,” Mavericks center Brendan Haywood said. “Right now we have to fight and put a lot of pressure on them. If we win that game, then it becomes anybody’s series.”

Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobli played well in the playoffs for this team to finish off a playoff opponent at home. Jason Kidd and Dirk Nowitzki must have a big game for the Mavericks to win.

Match Information
Match: San Antonio Spurs vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: 29 April 2010, Thursday
Time: 8:00 pm, ET
Event: NBA Playoff First Round
Stadium: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX.

Enjoy all the action

Check the updated NBA Odds

MLB Betting: Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers Preview


Baseball Betting: American League, In A three game series final match between Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers live game will be started at 2:05pm ET on Thursday 29th April 2010. The Major Baseball League (MLB) is one of the favorite sports events in USA.

All MLB fans are very excited to watch MLB 2010 Session. Chicago (8-13) vs Texas (10-11) MLB Regular Session 2010 live.

The Texas Rangers are 7-5 at home this season and are solid favorites to beat the Chicago White Sox who are 2-7 on the road this season.

Match Information
Date: 29-04-2010
Time: 2:05pm ET
Play: Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers
Event: MLB Regular Season 2010
Stadium: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, TX

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MLB Betting: Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks Preview


Baseball Betting: National League, match between Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks live game will be started at 2:20pm ET on Thursday 29th April 2010. The Major Baseball League (MLB) is one of the favorite sports events in USA.


All MLB fans are very excited to watch MLB 2010 Session. Arizona (10-11) at Chicago (10-12) MLB Regular Session 2010 live.

The Chicago Cubs are 4-5 at home this season and are solid favorites to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks who are 3-6 on the road this season.

Match Information
Date: 29-04-2010
Time: 2:20pm ET
Play: Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Event: MLB Regular Season 2010
Stadium: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL

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MLB Betting: Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Preview


MLB Betting: American League, In a four game series final match between Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins live game will be started at 1:05pm ET on Thursday 29th April 2010. The Major Baseball League (MLB) is one of the favorite sports events in USA.


All MLB fans are very excited to watch MLB 2010 Session. Minnesota (14-7) vs Detroit (12-10) MLB Regular Session 2010 live.

The Minnesota Twins are 8-4 on the road this season and are heavy favorites to beat the Detroit Tigers who are 5-3 at home.

Match Information
Date: 29-04-2010
Time: 1:05m ET
Play: Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins
Event: MLB Regular Season 2010
Stadium: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI

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NBA Playoff Picks 2010 NBA Odds and Predictions


Everything seems to be back to normal in La-La Land, at least for the time being.

While many were beginning to jump off the Los Angeles Lakers’ bandwagon prior to Tuesday’s Game 5, Kobe Bryant didn’t seem concerned about blowing a 2-0 series lead to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

“Who said our backs are against the wall?” Bryant asked when questioned by the Los Angeles Times before Game 5.

“It’s a 2-2 series. What the hell is going on around here?”

Although the momentum seemed to be swinging in the Thunder’s direction, the Lakers showed the new kids on the playoff block who was in charge.

While Kobe did have a solid game, he had modest point totals, going 4 of 9 from the field for 13 points but his teammates were there to contribute as well.

MLB Betting: Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals Preview


MLB Betting: In a four game series final match between Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals live game will be started at 1:40pm ET on Thursday 29th April 2010. The Major Baseball League (MLB) is one of the favorite sports events in USA.

All MLB fans are very excited to watch MLB 2010 Session. Atlanta (8-13) vs St. Louis(14-7) MLB Regular Session 2010 live.

The St. Louis Cardinals are 7-2 at home this season and are heavy favorites to beat the Atlanta Braves who are 3-9 on the road this season.

Match Information
Date: 29-04-2010
Time: 1:40m ET
Play: Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals
Event: MLB Regular Season 2010
Stadium: Busch Stadium in Saint Louis

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2010 Kentucky Derby: Most Prestigious Horse Race Title in the World


Countdown started for the most prestigious horse race title in the world. Just 2 days left!! The 2010 Kentucky Derby Horse race is now on its 136th year and will takes place on May 1st 2010 at 5:00 pm ET. Just before one day to Derby, Another event Kentucky Oaks Day will also take place on April 30, 2010 at Churchill Downs.

Event: Kentucky Derby
Founded: 1875
Venue: Churchill Downs
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Track Info: 1 1/4 mile
Time: 5:00 PM ET On May 1st 2010.

Here is the full list of Kentucky Derby 2010 contenders. This time Yum! Brands are sponsoring the 136th Kentucky Derby (G1). A full field of twenty, 3 years old fillies runs 1 1/4 miles at Churchill Downs for the $2 millions Prize money. This year 22 horses went into entry box on Wednesday 28th April 2010, but 2 horses excluded by graded stakes earnings, Setsuko and Pleasant Prince. Another two horses thought to go in, Interactif and Endorsement, were not entered. Interactif will contest the American Turf (G3) instead of stay on turf on Friday. Endorsement suffered a lateral condylar fracture in his right front ankle during a workout. He will have surgery on Thursday and is expected to be out 3-4 months.

John Asher hosted the proceedings at the Secretariat Lounge in the clubhouse at noon, with racing Secretary Ben Huffman drawing the entry sheets and assistant secretary Dan Bourque drawing the numbers. Asher pointed out that Huffman shuffled the entry sheets, a reference to recent years when this step was forgotten and the names came out in alphabetical order. The "draft draw" was abolished this year and the draw was instead conducted in the traditional double blind method.

Lookin at Lucky, an unlucky third in a troubled trip in the Santa Anita Derby, will break from the rail under jockey Garrett Gomez for trainer Bob Baffert as the 3-1 favorite on the morning line announced by handicapper Mike Battaglia, and will race with blinkers off. Santa Anita Derby winner Sidney's Candy is the 5-1 second choice, but he drew the far outside post 20 for trainer John Sadler and jockey Joe Talamo. Three horses are tied at 10-1 third choice, Ice Box in post 2, filly Devil May Care in post 11 and adds blinkers, and Awesome Act in post 16.

The Kentucky Derby will be televised on NBC from 4-7:00pm EDT but you can watch most of the Derby card on ESPN from 1-5:00pm. Both networks will broadcast in HD this year. Free past performances for the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks are available from Daily Racing Form. The Kentucky Derby goes off at 6:24pm ET, carded as Race 11 of a 13-race card on Saturday May 1st.

Horse Trainer Dosage Jockey Odds
American Lion Eoin Harty 3.57 Julien Leparoux 30-1
Awesome Act Jeremy Noseda 3.57 * Julien Leparoux 10:01
Backtalk Tom Amoss 2.56 Miguel Mena 50-1
Conveyance Bob Baffert 4.33 Garrett Gomez 12:01
Dean's Kitten Mike Maker 1.15 Robby Albarado 50-1
Devil May Care Todd Pletcher 2.53 * John Velazquez 10:01
Discreetly Mine Todd Pletcher 2.76 * Javier Castellano 30-1
Dublin D. Wayne Lukas 2.33 * Rajiv Maragh 12:01
Homeboykris Richard Dutrow Jr. 3.67 * John Velazquez 50-1
Ice Box Nick Zito 3.36 Jose Lezcano 10:01
Jackson Bend Nick Zito 6.2 Jeremy Rose 15-1
Line of David John Sadler 3 Jon Court 30-1
Lookin at Lucky Bob Baffert 3.33 * Garrett Gomez 3:01
Make Music for Me Alexis Barba 3.31 * Joel Rosario 50-1
Mission Impazible Todd Pletcher 4.09 Rajiv Maragh 20-1
Noble's Promise Ken McPeek 3.36 * Rafael Bejarano 12:01
Paddy O'Prado Dale Romans 1.2 Kent Desormeaux 20-1
Sidney's Candy John Sadler 1.86 Joe Talamo 5:01
Stately Victor Mike Maker 1.91 Alan Garcia 30-1
Super Saver Todd Pletcher 3.00 * Calvin Borel 15-1
Rule Todd Pletcher 4.6 John Velazquez

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Horse Racing: Kentucky Oaks Betting Odds


Kentucky Oaks Horse Race

Event:
Kentucky Oaks
Founded: 1875
Venue: Churchill Downs
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Track Info: 1 1/8 mile
Notable Winners: Summerly, Lite Light, Flute

Held in Louisville, Kentucky, this year's Kentucky Oaks will take place on April 30, just a day before the Kentucky Derby, at Churchill Downs is the perfect prelude to the Run for the Roses. The Kentucky Oaks is a Grade I Purebred horse race for three-year-old fillies. The race presently covers 1 1/8 miles (1811 metres); carry 121 pounds (55 kg).

On May 19, 1875 the first race conducted by the Louisville Jockey Club and the founder of the race is Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr. along with the Kentucky Derby. The Kentucky Oaks is closely associated with the Kentucky Derby, which is held the weekend following the Oaks every year and both races hosted at the United States' oldest continuously operating horse track. The winner of the Kentucky Oaks receives $500,000 and a garland of lilies.

The five spot fit in the wide range trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and jockey Rafael Bejarano considered favorable for the three-time Grade 1 winner.

Louisvillians once referred to the Oaks as "our Derby," implying that the Derby itself had become the domain of celebrities and out-of-town visitors. But now that perception has changed as the Oaks has become nearly as popular as the Derby. Attendance on "Oaks Day" is usually second only to Derby Day, surpassing attendance at the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes, as well as the Breeders' Cup. Watch and Experience this great American horse race live.

The Kentucky Oaks has been run at four different distances:
• 1 1/2 miles (2414 metres) — 1875 to 1890
• 1 1/4 miles (2012 metres) — 1891 to 1895
• 1 1/16 miles (1710 metres) — 1896 to 1919 and 1942 to 1981
• 1 1/8 miles (1811 metres) — 1920 to 1941 and 1982 to present

But aside from the excitement of the horse race, crowds attending the historic event can assemble on the race track's infield and enjoy a host of musical performances, boardwalk games and sample some local fare.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Former WSOP Champion Moneymaker into EPT Grand Final Day 3

Poker Betting: At the end of the day 2 in EPT grand final, among 413 players there were only 116 players are remains who guaranteed a minimum payout of €15,000. At the end of the night with 742,000, Nick Schulman came out as the chip leader and will be headed into the third day of play.

Team PokerStars Pro and former world champion Chris Moneymaker is moves into EPT Grand Final goes into Day 3 among the chip leaders. Moneymaker won his WSOP main event seat in 2003 via a $39 satellite and ended up besting a field of 839 players to scoop the $2.5 million first prize.

David Sesso, next closest in chips to Schulman, sits with 642,500, followed by Jean Francois Talbot, Italian Poker Tour Venice winner Matt Perrins from the UK, and Finnish high stakes online cash game player Sami Kelopuro.

Several members of Team PokerStars Pro are still in the running for the €1.7 million first prize including EPT3 London winner Vicky Coren (236,500), Swiss pro Rino Mathis (181,000), Alex Gomes from Brazil (141,500), Juan Manuel Pastor from Spain (193,500), new Czech pro Martin Hruby (155,500) and Dutchman Lex Veldhuis (194,000).

Only two of this season’s Main Event winners are still in contention – Swedish player Anton Wigg who took down EPT Copenhagen for DKK 3,675,000 and American Kevin MacPhee who won EPT Berlin last month for €1,000,000.

A total of 848 players entered the EPT Grand Final including 161 who won their seats to the €10,600 Main Event on PokerStars. They came from 51 different countries to create a total prize pool of €8,480. A total of 128 players will cash.

The event is running April 25 to 30 at Le Sporting venue at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel. Last year’s Main Event was won by Dutch Team PokerStars Pro Pieter de Korver for a first prize of €2,300,000.

For full reports on the EPT Grand Final, please see the PokerStars blog and video blogs on PokerStars.tv. EPTLive will continue its great Season 6 coverage with a live webcast in seven languages for the last two days of the EPT Grand Final Main Event and the final of the €25,000 High Roller event on May 1.

Stars Flourish at European Poker Tour Grand Final Day 2

Poker Betting: A host of stars NHL legend and Team PokerStars SportStar Mats Sundin and PokerStars-sponsored British football icon Teddy Sheringham are through to Day 2 of the European Poker Tour Grand Final on tuesday.

From 51 different countries 848 players are entered in to EPt Grand final including 161 who won their seats to €10,600 Main Event on PokerStars. Total Prize of pool is €8,480,000 and a first prize of €1,700,000.

The overall chip leader is PokerStars player Thiago Nishijima from Brazil with 264,200 and PokerStars qualifier Paul Berende from Holland is in second place with 195,500 who is in 17th position at San Remo last week.

French tennis champion Gael Monfils, the French rap star Bruno “Kool Shen” Lopes, British footballer Teddy Sheringham and German best-selling author Charlotte Roche as well as Petter Northug, the Norwegian Olympic cross-country skier were there among the other 413 survivors.

More than 20 members of Team PokerStars Pro got through Day 1 including Johannes Steindl (141,300), Joe Cada (123,600), Alex Gomes (122,800), Chris Moneymaker (119,900), Vicky Coren (114,000).

MLB: Cleveland Indians vs Los Angeles Angels Live Odds & Picks

Cleveland Indians vs Los Angeles Angels game will be started at 7:05pm ET on 28th April 2010. The Major Baseball League (MLB) is one of the favorite sports events in USA.

All MLB fans are very excited to watch MLB 2010 Session. Cleveland Indians vs Los Angeles Angels MLB Regular Session 2010 live

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers MLB Odds and Preview

The match between Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers will kick off on April 28, 2010 at 1:10 PM ET. The match will takes place at Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

With a lengthy losing streak in Milwaukee now over, the Pittsburgh Pirates aim for their first series win at Miller Park in almost four years when they wrap up a three-game series with the Brewers on Wednesday .

Pittsburgh ended a 22-game skid in Milwaukee by scoring five runs in the ninth inning off Trevor Hoffman in a 7-3 win Tuesday night.

Ninth-place hitter Ronny Cedeno greeted the all-time saves leader with a homer to tie the score at 3. One out later, Andy LaRoche singled, Lastings Milledge doubled and Garrett Jones was intentionally walked before Ryan Doumit hit his second career grand slam.

The Pirates (8-12), who also ended a seven-game overall losing streak in which they totaled 12 runs, are in position to take a road series from the Brewers for the first time since July 24-26, 2006.

Despite Tuesday's loss, Milwaukee (9-11) has outscored Pittsburgh 56-11 while taking four of five meetings this year.

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Philadelphia Phillies vs San Francisco Giants Live Odds & Picks

MLB match between Philadelphia Phillies vs San Francisco Giants the game play on 28 April 2010 on Wednesday, 3:45 PM ET and will be live at AT T Park, San Francisco, California. San Francisco’s Tim Lincecum is off to the best start of his already stellar career. Philadelphia’s Cole Hamels has regressed a bit after a promising beginning to his season.

The two-time reigning NL Cy Young Award winner and former World Series MVP will square off Wednesday as the Giants look for their first home sweep of the Phillies in almost a decade.


The two-time reigning NL Cy Young Award winner and former World Series MVP will square off Wednesday as the Giants look for their first home sweep of the Phillies in almost a decade.

For the first time during his brilliant four-year career, Lincecum (4-0, 1.00 ERA) has won his first four starts. He gave up one run and struck out eight in seven innings of a 4-1 win over NL Central-leading St. Louis on Friday.

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Valenciennes vs Bordeaux Live Odds and Predictions - Soccer French Ligue 1

Valenciennes vs Bordeaux Live Odds @ Soccer Betting: The French Ligue 1 Soccer match between Valenciennes and Bordeaux will kick off on April 28, 2010, 18:00 UK at Stade Nungesser, France.

Abdou Traore has warned Valenciennes that Bordeaux are still fighting for every point available despite a miserable run of form that has ended their title aspirations.

Bordeaux make the trip on the back of a 1-0 loss to Lorient that left them in fifth place, 12 points adrift of leaders Marseille with 15 left to play for.

Their goal now is to catch Lille, two points ahead in third place, in order to secure another season of Champions League football.

On paper, Valenciennes appear to have little to play for, but coach Philippe Montanier has set his players a target of finishing in the top 10.

VA sit just outside in 11th place, and Montanier wants them to keep pushing.

Bordeaux will be without Yoann Gourcuff after he was injured on Saturday.

Rudy Mater, who limped off towards the end of Valenciennes' match, will be missing for the hosts, joining Jonathan Lacourt, Carlos Sanchez, Johan Audel and Karba Bangouraon the sidelines.

Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds, Picks and Preview

The Boston Red Sox are playing better after a rough start, but they'd surely like to enjoy an easy win for a change.

They may get their wish Wednesday night.

Seeking a three-game sweep in Toronto, the Red Sox will send Jon Lester to the mound against the Blue Jays' Brett Cecil - a pitcher Boston dominated last season.

Following a 4-9 start, Boston (10-11) has won six of eight, but it hasn't been easy. All six wins have come by one-run margins, as have their last five games overall. Boston's nine one-run games are the most in the majors.

One-run games won by the Red Sox are about all the first two games of this series have had in common. After prevailing in a 13-12 slugfest Monday, Boston won 2-1 Tuesday behind eight strong innings from Clay Buchholz.

Trying to salvage one win in the season's first month, Lester is seeking to overcome his own history. He is 2-6 with a 5.12 lifetime ERA in March and April, compared with 40-12 and a 3.50 ERA in all other months.

Lester appeared to be shaking off his early-season doldrums Friday, when he threw 5 2-3 scoreless innings against Baltimore, but wound up without a decision after the Boston bullpen squandered a three-run lead en route to an eventual 4-3 victory.

Blue Jays slugger Adam Lind is 4 for 8 in this series, but 2 for 14 with eight strikeouts against Lester.

The last three series between these AL East rivals have ended in sweeps, with Boston winning two.

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Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers MLB Live Odds and Preview

Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers Live Odds: His teammate just silenced the Detroit Tigers' bats. Minnesota Twins starter Scott Baker will try to follow suit.

Making his first start against the Tigers since last season's Game 163, Baker looks to bounce back from his worst outing of the season Wednesday when the AL Central-leading Twins try to clinch their seventh straight series win.

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In the divisional foes' first matchup since Minnesota's 6-5, 12-inning victory in last season's one-game playoff, Francisco Liriano allowed four hits in eight innings and extended his scoreless innings streak to 23 as the Twins (14-6) defeated the host Tigers 2-0 in Tuesday's series opener.

Baker (2-2, 4.81 ERA) wasn't nearly as dominant in his last outing. Trying to win his third straight start, the right-hander allowed season highs of six runs and 10 hits over 5 2-3 innings of Thursday's 8-1 home loss to Cleveland. It was the most hits Baker had given up since Boston had 10 against him exactly a year earlier.

Baker yielded three runs in six innings of last season's AL Central tiebreaker, keeping the Twins in the game as they went on to win their fifth division title in eight seasons.

First-year Tiger Johnny Damon went 2 for 4 on Tuesday and extended his hitting streak to 14 games. He is batting .420 during that stretch.

Miguel Cabrera, whose leadoff double in the fifth was the first hit off Liriano, is batting .364 during an eight-game hitting streak versus Minnesota. Cabrera is 7 for 21 with two homers lifetime against Baker.

Detroit has alternated wins with losses in its last six games.

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Barcelona vs Inter Milan Live Football Odds & Picks

Barcelona vs Inter Milan UEFA Champions League match on Wednesday, April 28, 2010.

Venue: Nou Camp Stadium.

Time: 19:45 GMT

Teams:

Barcelona: Valdes, Alves, Pique, G Milito, Abidal, Busquets, Xavi, Keita; Messi, Ibrahimovic, Pedro.

Inter Milan:Cesar, Maicon, Samuel, Lucio, Zanetti; Cambiasso, Motta, Sneijder, Eto’o, D Milito, Pandev.

These two teams met in first semi-final match and Inter Milan gave a shock by defeating Barcelona with 3-1 score. Now, they are meeting in the second semi-final. 2010 Football World Cup. Inter Milan is willing to continue the same form and Barcelona is looking for revenge by winning in today’s match. Barcelona must win in this match otherwise they will be out from the UEFA Champions League.

Many senior analysts and senior players are saying that, Barcelona is the World’s best team and defeating that kind of team is not an easy thing. 2010 Football World Cup. All these analysts and senior players are praising the Inter Milan’s team spirit and players performance. Inter Milan played strategically and succeeded in controlling Barcelona star player, Lionel Messi. But, definitely Inter Milan have to put more efforts if they wants to win in today’s match.

On the other side, Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is praising that Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho is the best manager in the world.

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South Africa vs Jamaica Live Football Odds & Picks

South Africa vs Jamaica International Friendly match on Wednesday, April 28, 2010.

Venue: Offenbach Kickers Stadium.

Time: 19:30 GMT

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South Africa will meet Jamaica in the International Friendly match on Wednesday at Offenbach Kickers Stadium.

South Africa is playing in the second International friendly match with Jamaica. These warm-up matches are really very helpful for all the South Africa players in the upcoming 2010 Football World Cup. All South African players are willing to perform their best inorder to grab the place in the 2010 Football World Cup squad.

South Africa is going to host this big event.South Africa is looking to show their best performance so that their will be some threat for all the big teams, who are participating in the 2010 Football World Cup. There will be big expectations on South African soccer team. South African fans are very eagerly waiting for the 2010 Football World Cup. Because, many star players like Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham etc., are all playing in the 2010 Football World Cup. All these star players have lot of fans through out the World.

2010 Football World Cup will start on 11th June and in first match South Africa will meet Mexico at Johannesburgh. Final match is on 11th July at Johannesburgh.

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NHL: Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens Live Odds & Picks

Canadiens vs. Capitals Live Odds and Picks @ Sportsbook

The Washington Capitals are heavy 75.2 percent favorites over the Montreal Canadiens. The Capitals are favored partly because they have a +12 edge in shots on goal and are projected for 37 shots on goal vs 25 shots for the Canadiens. The Capitals goalie(s) have the edge in save percentage at 90.6% compared to the Canadiens goalie(s) who have a forecasted save percentage of 89.6%.

STATISTICAL DATA --- SAVES: Jaroslav Halak 33, Semyon Varlamov 23 SHOTS: Brian Gionta 3.3, Alexander Ovechkin 5.8 GOALS: Michael Cammalleri 0.39, Alexander Ovechkin 0.75 PTS: Michael Cammalleri has a 46% chance of scoring at least 1 point and Alexander Ovechkin has a 35% chance of 1+PTs

SPORTS ODDS: Sportsbooks and handicappers have set the line at WAS -310 TOTAL: 6

WIN-LOSS-OTL Montreal Canadiens 42-35-11 Washington Capitals 57-17-14

OVER-UNDER Montreal Canadiens 37-46 Washington Capitals 48-33

UNDER PICK RECORD: Montreal Canadiens 30-33 -630 loss. Washington Capitals 31-21 +790 profit.

Side Value picks involve betting on the team whose simulation winning percentage is higher than the money line odds indicate. In some cases this involves betting on a team that wins under 50% of simulations.

Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays Live Odds and Preview

The Tampa Bay Rays have three chances to set a franchise record for victories in April.

Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays Preview

Taking their first crack at accomplishing that feat, the Rays try for a fourth consecutive victory to sweep a brief two-game home series with the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.

Off to the best start in its 13-year history, Tampa Bay (15-5) beat Oakland 8-6 on Tuesday to match a club record for wins in April that was set during its surprise run to the World Series in 2008.

Owners of the majors' best record, the Rays have won 12 of 14 and continue to produce at the plate. Pat Burrell hit a three-run homer while Jason Bartlett and John Jaso each had three hits Tuesday.

The Rays, who've hit .311 and scored 50 runs during a stretch where they've won five of six, lead the AL with 121 runs and a .323 batting average with runners in scoring position.

Tampa Bay's James Shields (2-0, 3.96) hasn't been as consistent as Braden through four starts, he'll try for a third consecutive win when he takes the ball in this contest.

Shields allowed two runs in a season-high seven innings of a 10-2 victory at Chicago on Thursday.

The right-hander is 3-1 with a 3.88 ERA in eight career starts against Oakland, but hasn't factored in the decision of his last three versus the A's.

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Gambling Is Still a Problem in Ukraine Even After Ban

Gambling business is still a problem in the Ukraine after banning casinos and gambling clubs. Casinos, slot machine halls and bookmaker offices were closed practically overnight in June, when deputies voted to enact an immediate ban on all gambling-related activities. But in their wake emerged online clubs and sport bars. There you can play casino games, slot machine games, roulette or poker but the difference is to play on the internet.

These internet casinos and online gambling Poker halls are replaced the old gambling clubs. Now these clubs are with computers connected to a global gambling network.

It seems that little has changed since the anti-gambling legislation was passed in June 2009. Experts say the number of Ukrainians with a gambling addiction remains high.



[Yurii Pakin, Gambling Addiction Specialist]:
"In our clinic the number of clients with excessive gambling is sizable. So we can see that this problem exists.”

Former owners of gambling establishments say the only way to get Internet clubs under control is to legalize gambling once again. They want the government to allow casinos in hotels under strict controls.

[Grigory Tripulskiy, Vice President, Ukrainian Gambling Association]:
“In this case those Internet clubs will disappear. And there is another way: to ban the Internet.”

Some Members of Parliament are not convinced that the idea will work.

[Yurii Prokopchuk, Member of Parliament]:
“I think it can be called a crime if the legislation will be adopted like this. I heard in my committee about young people who became addicted to the gambling games like drug addicts. They sell everything from their homes and even commit suicide.”

[Yevgenii Tsarkov, Member of Parliament]:
“I have a suspicion that the representatives from Region Party and Yulia Tymoshenko Party want to lobby this business.”

It is still unknown whether the legislation will be adopted, but the problem of excessive gambling remains in form of online casino gaming.

Barcelona vs Inter Milan Soccer Odds, Live Preview and Predictions

The semi final match between Barcelona and Internazionale will kick off on April 28, 2010, 19:45 UK at Camp Nou, Spain.

Barcelona vs Inter Milan Match Preview


You wouldn't have many disagree with you if you said that tonight is the most anticipated evening in European football so far this season. People from all corners of the globe are anxiously awaiting the 2nd leg between Barcelona and Inter Milan at Camp Nou. Needless to say, with Inter holding a 3-1 advantage that would be considered decisive if it was against anybody but Barca, this is going to be a massive evening for the betting markets

After a contested affair last week that saw Inter Milan hand Pep Guardiola his largest defeat since taking the reigns at the Camp Nou, all the talk was that Jose Mourinho had already booked his side's progression to the final. His tactical genius was lauded, his side's grit against the Barcelona attack was highlighted, and David had beaten the Catalan Giant.

Barcelona Vs Internazionale

UEFA Champions League

Stadium: Camp Nou, Spain

Match Time: April 28, 2010, 19:45 UK

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Seattle Mariners (10-11) at Kansas City Royals (8-12) Starts

MLB Betting: American League Match between Seattle Mariners and Kansas City Royals Starts at 2.10pm ET on Wednesday April 28, 2010.

The Seattle Mariners are 2-8 on the road this season and are heavy favorites to beat the Kansas City Royals who are 3-6 at home. Kansas City went 5-4 against Seattle last season. The Royals have won 11 of the last 15 matchups at Kauffman Stadium.

While the Seattle Mariners’ prized off-season acquisition is scheduled to make his season debut when the team returns home, they’d like to get a solid effort from Ryan Rowland-Smith to cap off their road trip.

Rowland-Smith takes the mound against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, when the Mariners try to win their first road series this season.

Acquired from Philadelphia in a three-team deal in the off-season, Cliff Lee was expected to immediately pair with right-hander Felix Hernandez as one of the majors’ most feared pitching combinations. Lee, though, has yet to make his Mariners debut after suffering a lower abdominal strain in spring training.

The left-hander threw a 50-pitch bullpen session Tuesday and is expected to start Friday against Texas.

But before the Mariners (10-11) open their nine-game homestand with the 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner of the mound, Rowland-Smith (0-1, 4.63 ERA) will try to help the team close out its six-game trip with its first series win on the road since Sept. 12-14.

Seattle snapped a four-game slide and a five-game skid on the road with Tuesday’s 3-2 victory. The Mariners’ three-run eighth, when they batted around, matched their run total from the past two games.

That kind of run support could benefit Rowland-Smith, who allowed a season-high five runs and a career-high three homers in Friday’s 7-6 loss at the Chicago White Sox.

“I thought Rowland-Smith early, giving up the three runs in the first three innings, it was pitching with emotions,” manager Don Wakamatsu told the Mariners’ official website.

Rowland-Smith is 0-1 with a 4.00 ERA in three starts versus Kansas City. He’ll face a Royals team that went 1 for 14 with runners in scoring position Tuesday.

“Zack (Greinke) deserved much better,” said manager Trey Hillman of the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner. “He deserved better offensive support.”

Coming off another “embarrassing” outing, Gil Meche (0-2, 11.37) could use a better effort in the series finale.

The veteran right-hander, who went 55-44 with a 4.65 ERA for Seattle from 1999-2006, lasted just 3 1/3 innings in Friday’s 8-3 loss to Minnesota. Meche walked a season-high five and allowed four runs and four hits. It was the second time in three starts that he has not made it out of the fourth inning.

“It’s embarrassing to pitch that way when I know what I’m capable of,” said Meche, who is 2-2 with a 5.77 ERA in six starts versus Seattle. “I’m getting tired about talking about the same thing over and over. You’ve got to turn the page. You’ve got to figure it out and do your job. I’m not doing my job.”

Neither is the Royals’ bullpen, which gave up three more runs Tuesday and has an AL-worst 6.61 ERA.

Ichiro Suzuki, who is 9 for 14 with a homer lifetime against Meche, goes for his eighth consecutive multihit game at Kauffman Stadium, which would set a record for an opposing player.

David DeJesus went 2 for 5 on Tuesday and is batting .409 during the Royals’ homestand that ends Wednesday.

Kansas City has won 12 of 17 at home versus Seattle.

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Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets Live Odds, Preview and NBA Predictions

Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets Live Odds @ Sportsbook:The match between Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets will kick off on April 28, 2010, 10:30 PM ET at Pepsi Center, Denver, CO.

No more infighting and insults. The Denver Nuggets insist they're back to being buddies and are ready to salvage their season.

Carmelo Anthony said he was misunderstood when he said he couldn't beat the Utah Jazz all by himself. He said everyone needs to step it up in Game 5 Wednesday night, him included.

After causing a firestorm by tweeting that the Nuggets were selfish, J.R. Smith returned to more benign messages Tuesday like: "cant stop thinking bout this game coming up!"

And acting coach Adrian Dantley, who called out Anthony for his nine turnovers despite a 39-point performance in Denver's Game 4 loss, said it's just an oddity, that's all, that a player could put up such big numbers on both ends of the spectrum.

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Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks Live Odds, Preview and Predictions

The NBA Match between Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks will kick off on April 28, 2010 at 8:00 PM ET. This match will takes place at Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks Preview

Joe Johnson thought the Atlanta Hawks had grown up enough to put away a team that's missing one of its key players.

Turns out, he was wrong.

Back home and all tied up in a series they expected to be on the verge of wrapping up, the Hawks got an uncharacteristic dressing-down from their low-key star.

The Hawks were eager to wrap up the opening round as quickly as possible, especially facing a Milwaukee team that lost center Andrew Bogut late in the season.

Atlanta looked unstoppable in the first two games at home, taking advantage of mismatches all over the court, working the ball crisply to the open man and playing aggressively at the defensive end.

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MLB Betting: San Diego Padres (12-8) at Florida Marlins (11-10) Preview

MLB Betting San Diego Padres (12-8) at Florida Marlins (11-10) Preview: Match Between San Diego Padres and Florida Marlins starts at 12.10pm ET on Wed Apr 28, 2010.

A six-game road trip could have been a obstacle for the surprising San Diego Padres. Instead, they’re in position to finish the jaunt above .500.

Kevin Correia might give them an excellent chance to reaching that.

Correia will take the mound Wednesday afternoon looking to help the Padres cap the trip with a second straight victory over the struggling Florida Marlins.

San Diego (12-8) opened the season by losing four of six on the road, but a six-game winning streak at home appeared to give the club momentum. The Padres carried their home success over to start of this trip, winning the first two games before dropping the next two including a 10-1 loss Monday in the opener of this series.

After responding by beating the Marlins 4-1 on Tuesday, they have a chance to finish 4-2 on the trip and improve to .500 away from San Diego. Coming off two straight losing seasons, the Padres are tied with San Francisco for the NL West lead.

“Go out there, have good pitching, play great defense and execute on offense - that’s our style of game,” second baseman David Eckstein(notes) told the team’s official website. “That’s who we are.”

Correia (3-1, 3.13 ERA), who led the Padres with 12 wins in 2009, is emerging as the club’s most reliable starter.

He’s posted a 2.12 ERA while winning a career high-tying three consecutive starts, including Friday’s 10-4 win at Cincinnati. The right-hander carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning, where he eventually allowed two runs and three hits before exiting with two outs.

Correia has also benefited from outstanding run support, as the lineup has provided him 26 runs during his winning streak.

“I’m never going to complain. I’d go five innings every time if we’re going to win and score like that,” Correia told the team’s official website.

Correia is 1-2 with a 6.89 ERA in 11 appearances - four starts - against the Marlins. However, he won his last start at Florida, allowing four runs in 6 2-3 innings of a 9-5 win Aug. 28.

Adrian Gonzalez(notes) had two hits and an RBI Tuesday, and is batting .348 with four homers and nine RBIs in his last six games. The All-Star first baseman, frequently the subject of trade rumors, leads San Diego with six homers and 15 RBIs.

The Padres are also excelling on the bases, where their 23 steals are tied with Washington for most in the majors.

The Marlins have dropped three of four and are in danger of losing their first home series of the season.

They’ll give the ball to Nate Robertson(notes) (2-1, 3.98) on short rest after he surrendered five runs and five hits with four walks in four innings of Saturday’s 8-1 loss at Colorado. The left-hander was pulled after 84 pitches as the team wanted to preserve him for Wednesday.

“That’s one of the reasons we didn’t run him out there for the fifth,” manager Fredi Gonzalez told the team’s official website.

Robertson won his only previous start against the Padres on June 21, 2008, allowing five runs in six innings of a 7-5 victory for Detroit.

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Soccer Betting: VfL Bochum v VfB Stuttgart

Bochum host Stuttgart this Friday night in a fight for their top-flight lives and bochum coach is confident his side can get three crucial points in their battle against relegation.

Match: VfL Bochum v VfB Stuttgart

Stadium: rewirpowerSTADION, Germany

Match Time: April 23, 2010, 19:30 UK

After a 2-0 Defeat at cologne, The Ruhrside club has fell off to the bottom three, With one goal difference they are stayed just above the Water.

Herrlich said, "We are in the role of David against Goliath, but we will still have chances, even if we aren't favourites''.

"We want to produce our best possible performance and prove to the fans that the team can do better than it did against Cologne”.

"Even if I have to run up and down the line like a madman, I will do everything in my powers to ensure I get my message across to my players and get the fans behind us.

"Now is the time for us to stand straight and not lose focus of our aim of safety".

"We have got to fight for every point.''

They may be without striker Diego Klimowicz, who has been unable to train all week due to injury.

Stuttgart coach Christian Gross could welcome defender Arthur Boka back into his squad tomorrow night after the full-back returned to training for the first time in eight weeks.

"Arthur has trained well, but he has got to be put under a bit more pressure,'' said Gross.

"But there is a good chance that he will be part of the squad in Bochum.''

Stuttgart could move into the top five this weekend with a win and Gross is anxious to extend his side's five-game winning streak tomorrow night.

"We have got to win to keep our option of playing in Europe next season open,'' he said.

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2010 NBA Playoffs : Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics

In other NBA playoff action, the Boston Celtics take a 2-0 series lead into Miami.

The Celtics were without Kevin Garnett in Game 2 but it didn’t matter, as Boston hammered the Miami Heat, 106-77 — the Celtics covered easily as 1.5-point favorites.

Some suggested that the Miami Heat hung star guard Dwyane Wade out to dry as D-Wade scored a team-high 29-points and was the only player to hit double-digits in points with the exception of forward Michael Beasley, who chipped in with 13.

The Heat should play better in their first home game of these playoffs, as they are 4-point home faves with the Total is set at 182.

The Miami Heat have struggled in their last eight home games against the Boston Celtics, are 2-6 SU and an even worse 1-7 ATS.

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