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2014 NFL MVP Odds & MVP Value Picks

August 7th, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins | Posted in NFL Football   Comments Off on 2014 NFL MVP Odds & MVP Value Picks
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The 2014 NFL football campaign is upon us, making it a great time to take a hard look at the fantasy nerd’s favorite award. 2014 NFL MVP OddsWhich player will make his presence known throughout the league this year while posting the most ridiculous numbers?

A complete list of the 2014 NFL MVP odds, (courtesy of 5Dimes Sportsbook), can be found by scrolling to the bottom of this post. We’ll offer some MVP picks for guys we think are being offered at a considerable bargain. We went through a few of the favorites, long shots, biggest NFL stars, and guys we think have value. There’s a few of the league’s big names being offered at a very competitive prices. We’ll also discuss which players we feel are over-priced.

Advanced Warning To NFL Fanboys – This is an article for bettors who are looking to make sharper value bets. NFL Fanboys should bear in mind that when we say your favorite player is over-priced, it doesn’t mean we are disrespecting him, nor does it mean we are saying that the player has no chance to win the MVP. We’re simply stating the chances are probably less (or similar) than the books offering. Any player on this list has a chance to win the MVP and is a top NFL player. So, there no need to go blasting the comments when reading our “value picks for NFL MVP”. If you have enlightened comments about the prices, we would love to hear them.

Here’s our take on some of the heavily bet, and not-so-heavily bet, players along with their current odds to win the MVP, heading into the 2014 NFL football campaign.

Player Price With Absolutely No Value (No Value At All):

Current Odds on Favorite: Peyton Manning (QB – Denver Broncos)
Peyton Manning’s 2014 Odds to win the NFL MVP: 3.6 to 1 (or +360)
It should come as no surprise that Manning is the favorite to win the 2014 NFL MVP this season due to his gaudy offensive numbers last year. Manning shattered the record books last year with 5477 yards and 55 touchdowns. Although, Peyton has the majority of his supporting cast back (in Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas, and Wes Welker), Eric Decker, who was 2nd in the team in receptions last year, is now a New York Jet. The Broncos are hoping that former Steeler, Emmanuel Sanders will fill the void, but it’s not really an upgrade. Obviously, Denver will once again be a contender to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl, due to the inferior competition in the conference and their division. However, the AFC west D-coordinators have had their share of looks at Manning now and you better believe they had their notebooks out when they watched a rugged NFC West defense bottle him up in the Superbowl. These improving west coast squads may be better prepared to slow the Denver offense down a little bit. Throw in the fact that Manning is another year older and a bad start to the 2014 season may wear him down mentally and force him to consider retirement. Obviously, if healthy, he should put up solid numbers once again, but a 4 to 1 payout is not worth letting the books hold your money all year (while you hope Sir Peyton can light up the league again).

Player Available At Massive Price Reduction (Serious Value):

Tom Brady (QB – New England Patriots)
NFL MVP Odds For Tom Brady: 12 to 1 (or +1200)
Tommy had somewhat of a down year (statistically speaking) last season, but there were lots of reasons for it; not excuses….reasons (there’s a difference). An endless number of bad beats were taken by the New England Patriots, from the very start, right to the end of the 2013-14 season. Aaron Hernandez was unexpectedly removed from the offense and thrown in the clink before the season started, our favorite youtube club dancer, Rob Gronkowski, was injured for a better part of the season.  Brady also he had to mesh with 2 new wide receivers. Now that Gronkowski is healthy, Julian Edelman is back, and with their young receivers (Kenbrell Thompkins & Aaron Dobson) having a full year of the offense under their belt, the Patriots should be improved this season. Not only does Brady have a slew of weapons at his disposal, but the New England defense could feature one of the best secondaries in a long time, with the additions of Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner.

Longshot (Give A Little, To Get A Lot) Player (Fair Value):

JJ Watt (DL – Houston Texans)
2014 MVP Odds For J.J. Watt: 150 to 1 (or +15000) 
In many eyes, JJ Watt is the league’s premier defensive player. There will likely be less double teams on Watt, now that the Texans added Jadaveon Clowney on the other side of the line. If Clowney can get healthy Watt will surely make his presence known once again this year. I can’t think of 15 defensive players more likely to win the MVP than Watt. The Texans, although they have concerns at the quarterback position, should be a team to be reckoned with this season with new coach Bill O’Brien at the helm. These factors, make Watt’s price a bargain and definitely worth a look. 150 to 1? Why not?

Two Teammates Being Sold At Tempting Prices:

LeSean McCoy (RB) & Nick Foles (QB) – (Philadelphia Eagles)
Latest 2014 NFL MVP Odds for LeSean McCoy +4000 & Nick Foles +5000
While both of these prices may look tempting, theres a lot to look at here. Philadelphia head coach Chip Kelly brought his dynamic style of offense to the NFL last season. Many thought it wouldn’t work, and early in the season Eagles fans we’re cringing at their slow start. However, it was a blessing disguised when starting quarterback & turnover machine, Michael Vick was ailed by an early season hamstring injury (just early enough). Even the wise Chip Kelly didn’t expect 2nd year backup Nick Foles to execute Kelly’s fast paced offense in a higher level than Vick. Even post-Vick, Foles himself was dealing with a nagging injury. Watching a third string rookie try to execute Kelly’s demanding playbook made things look bleak early in the year and those loveable Philadelphia fans were all the more friendly in September last year.

However, Nick showed some NFL quarterback level fortitude and got very comfortable as the season progressed. A down year in the NFC East and a poor finish in 2012 afforded the Eagles a weak strength of schedule. This provided Nick Foles with a timely & smooth transition to the starting job.  A gradually improving Philadelphia D combined with Kelly’s pedal-to-the-medal coaching style gave the efficient Foles the perfect opportunity get his feet wet in the NFL.

Kelly began building his offense around McCoy’s dynamic running attack, using some comfortable leads in games to give his young QB the freedom to grow.  A few tough wins later, Foles was filling up the stat sheet and downright feasting on some of the league’s weaker secondaries. To say he put up quality passing numbers would be an understatement. The sophomore QB was developing into a NFL-level passer and the Eagles won the NFC East.

The Eagles fell short in the playoffs to the New Orleans Saints in what was a very slow game offensively. Philadelphia fans are now encouraged and believe that a full offseason under Kelly will make them an improved team & an NFC contender. However, sharp bettors can’t help but take note of their 2014-15 division-winning schedule, where they will have to face defensive powerhouses like Carolina, Arizona, Seattle, & San Francisco. To the average fan, Foles looks like a great value at 50-1, as we all know passing is what you see on ESPN highlights. But, make no mistake about it.  LeSean McCoy is the one who took them to the playoffs last year and allowed them to battle. If the Eagles are going to survive this schedule and Nick Foles is going to continue to develop as passer while having to go through some of the league’s elite pass-rushing rosters, you better believe that it’s going to be their horse in LeSean McCoy that gets both the Eagles & young Nick Foles out the other side. At this price, McCoy is worth a look.

Player Who Just Might Surprise You (Value):

Jay Cutler (QB – Chicago Bears)
2014 NFL MVP Odds for Jay Cutler: 25 to 1 (or +2500)
For starters, there’s always the “Can Jay Cutler stay healthy?” question that is asked regularly. It seems to be the only thing that is keeping him from being a top-tier quarterback (that and his crappy attitude). Cutler probably has the most feared wide receiver tandem in Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. In Marc Trestman’s second year, he has implemented a solid running game and more quick throws for Cutler, keeping him on his feet and taking a lot fewer hits.  The Bear’s have also made a number of key acquisitions to patch up a defense that underperformed last year.  The Bears might be in for a very surprising season, and clearly, their success and failure rests on Jay Cutler’s health. With Cutler & the Bears playing one of the weaker defensive conferences, he is worth a shot at these odds to win what is a largely stat based award.

Player With Something To Prove at an Opportune Time (Best Value):

Colin Kaepernick (QB – San Francisco 49ers)
Odds to win the MVP for Colin Kaepernick: 30 to 1 (or +3000)
The real reason nobody would have considered 2nd year starter Colin Kaepernick for NFL MVP last season was not because he didn’t win games or wasn’t effective. There was no lack of big plays from young Colin Kaepernick.  In fact, he won a lot of games against very good teams. The reason he wasn’t an MVP candidate was because he didn’t put up gaudy passing numbers.  After all, the regular-season MVP award, is about passing yards and touchdowns for quarterbacks (it’s a media-based award).

In 2013, the 49ers game plan was very ball-controlled, run-heavy due to their defensive dominance, lack of a deep receiving threat (due to Michael Crabtree’s 10-week injury), and a brutal division-winning schedule (in the NFC West). Colin Kaepernick would have quite a few games where he’d play well and do it with his legs & his arm.  In those games, he’d finish the game with passing yards total fewer than 200 yards.  This tends to get the public (even the east coast media who doesn’t see the game) into thinking Kaepernick isn’t effective as a passer; which couldn’t be further from the truth.

This year, the 49ers defense has already been hit with a few setbacks early in pre-season.  A healthy Michael Crabtree lined up along side Anquan Boldin & Vernon Davis, as well as new additions in Steve Johnson & Brandon Lloyd (fighting for the 3rd wide receiver spot) will provide Kaepernick with a lot more receiving options as well as strong running game and returning o-line to give him time to throw. There is also a some young talent like Quinton Patton and rookie speedster Bruce Ellington. With all these weapons at his disposal and a that needs some time to re-gel, a frustrated Jim Harbaugh may be inclined to open up the offense a lot this year and not take his foot off gas pedal.

Regular Season MVP Odds Courtesy of 5Dimes Sportsbook:
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Peyton Manning +360
Aaron Rodgers +600
Drew Brees +800
Tom Brady +1200
Jay Cutler +2500
Andrew Luck +2500
Calvin Johnson +2800
Colin Kaepernick +3000
Adrian Peterson +3000
Robert Griffin III +3500
Russell Wilson +3500
LeSean McCoy +4000
Matthew Stafford +4500
Nick Foles +5000
Matt Ryan +5000
Cam Newton +5000
Philip Rivers +6000
Jamaal Charles +6000
Tony Romo +6500
Eli Manning +7000
Dez Bryant +8000
Demaryius Thomas +8500
Matt Forte +8500
AJ Green +9500
Jimmy Graham +10000
Ben Roethlisberger +10000
Brandon Marshall +10000
Julio Jones +11000
Rob Gronkowski +12500
Alshon Jeffery +12500
Marshawn Lynch +12500
Joe Flacco +12500
Victor Cruz +12500
Percy Harvin +12500
Josh McCown +13500
Eddie Lacy +15000
Alfred Morris +15000
Jake Locker +15000
Reggie Bush +15000
Antonio Brown +15000
JJ Watt +15000
Luke Kuechly +17500
Arian Foster +17500
Greg Hardy +17500
Sam Bradford +17500
Larry Fitzgerald +17500
Alex Smith +17500
Andy Dalton +20000
Montee Ball +20000
CJ Spiller +20000
Giovani Bernard +20000
Zac Stacy +20000
Ryan Mathews +20000
Richard Sherman +20000
Robert Quinn +20000
Chris Johnson +20000
Carson Palmer +22500
Von Miller +22500
Matt Schaub +22500
Knowshon Moreno +25000
Frank Gore +25000
Darrelle Revis +25000
Patrick Peterson +25000
Chad Henne +25000
EJ Manuel +25000
Matt Cassel +25000
Michael Vick +25000
Ryan Tannehill +25000
Brian Hoyer +25000
Ryan Fitzpatrick +27500
Johnny Manziel +30000
DeMarco Murray +30000
Ray Rice +30000
Geno Smith +35000
Cecil Shorts III +50000

2014 Sweet 16 Odds (Friday) – NCAA Tournament Lines Friday, 3/28/2014

March 28th, 2014 by Lou Palumbo (Head Columnist) | Posted in General Handicapping, NCAA Basketball   Comments Off on 2014 Sweet 16 Odds (Friday) – NCAA Tournament Lines Friday, 3/28/2014
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Sweet 16 Lines & Odds Previews For Friday, March 28, 2014:

Midwest Sweet 16 Games, Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, IN)


(11) Tennessee Volunteers
(2) Michigan Wolverines

Midwest Sweet 16 Line: Michigan -2.5
Midwest Sweet 16 Total (Over/Under): 132
Midwest Sweet 16 Game Tip Off: 7:15pm (EST)
TV Network: TBS
The Tennessee Volunteers have made most of their opportunity, winning over 8 Kentucky Wildcats vs. 4 Louisville Cardinals (-4.5, 139) 9:45 PM EST Iowa in the first round play-in game. Now they’re in the sweet 16, and will face an experienced Michigan squad that is trying to get to the final four for the second straight year. The Volunteers are playing some great defense, but will be tested by the great shooting of the Wolverines.

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(7) Connecticut Huskies
(3) Iowa State Cyclones

Midwest Sweet 16 Game Spread: Iowa State -2
Midwest Sweet 16 Total (Over/Under): 146
Midwest Sweet 16 Gametime: 7:25 PM EST
TV Network: CBS
The Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats lock horns in Indianapolis, renewing their in-state rivalry. Kentucky defeated Louisville back in late December, yet there’s no doubt these teams are playing at a higher level now. Kentucky knocked off the undefeated Wichita State Shockers in what many feel was the most exciting game thus far in the tournament, while Louisville dispatched of St. Louis in rather convincing fashion.

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East Region Sweet 16 Games, Madison Square Garden (New York, NY)

(7) Connecticut Huskies
(3) Iowa State Cyclones 

East Sweet 16 Line: Iowa State -2
Midwest Sweet 16 Total (Over/Under): 146
Midwest Sweet 16 Game Tip Off: 7
:25pm (EST)

TV Network: CBS
Two former teammates will be opposing coaches on Friday evening. Fred Hoiberg and Kevin Ollie were teammates in Chicago back in 2001, now they will try to get their respective teams to the elite 8. Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier and Iowa State guard DeAndre Kane should be one of the more entertaining one on one matchups to watch.

(4) Michigan State Spartans
(1) Virginia Cavaliers 

East Sweet 16 Line: Virginia -1 @ JustBet
Midwest Sweet 16 Total (Over/Under): 126
Midwest Sweet 16 Game Tip Off: 
9:55pm (EST)

TV Network: TBS
The Michigan State Spartans take on the Virginia Cavaliers in what could be one of the better matchups on Friday. The Spartans have been on a mission since getting all of their starters healthy, and face a Virginia defense that is allowing just 55.5 ppg, tops in the nation. It should be a great matchup of Adreian Payne, Gary Harris and the scoring threats of the Spartans against Virginia’s pack-line defense.

NFC Championship Odds – Odds to Win the 2014 NFC Championship

January 17th, 2014 by Lou Palumbo (Head Columnist) | Posted in NFL Football   Comments Off on NFC Championship Odds – Odds to Win the 2014 NFC Championship
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2013-14 NFC Championship Lines For the 49ers @ Seahawks

NFC ChampionshipArguably the NFL’s most fierce rivalry will culminate in Sundays NFC championship when the Seattle Seahawks (14-3 SU, 11-6 ATS) host the San Francisco 49ers (14–4 SU, 11–5-2 ATS) from CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The two teams split the season series, with Seattle winning in week 2, 29-3. San Francisco returned the favor in week 14, winning 19-17. Both teams boast top tier defenses as each team was ranked in top 3 in total defense in the regular season. Since the 2012 season, both teams have held serve at home with Seattle’s wins being a lot more convincing. Seattle comes into Sunday’s game winners on three out of their last five, while San Francisco has been the league’s hottest team, winning eight in a row. Seattle advanced to the championship game defeating New Orleans 23-15. San Francisco advanced by winning at Carolina 23-10.

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San Francisco 49ers Win NFC Championship Game +170
Seattle Seahawks Win NFC Championship Game +185

Current NFC Championship Game Spread @ JustBet Sportsbook (as of 1/13/13):
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San Francisco 49ers +3.5
Seattle Seahawks -3.5

2013 Super Bowl Odds (Odds To Win the NFC & The Super Bowl) @ WagerWeb Sportsbook (as of 1/13/13):
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San Francisco 49ers Win NFC Championship Game +300
Atlanta Falcons Win NFC Championship Game +180

2013-14 BCS Championship Odds & Lines, College Football Futures

December 5th, 2013 by Lou Palumbo (Head Columnist) | Posted in College Football   Comments Off on 2013-14 BCS Championship Odds & Lines, College Football Futures
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Current Odds to Win The 2014 College Football National Championship For Every Contending Team Below!

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The current list of week 15 BCS national championship odds can be found at the bottom of this post.  14 weeks are complete and there are 2 undefeated teams left for the BCS championship. After the conference championships this weekend, the BCS matchups will be finalized. This week, we will take a look at the teams that are legitimate contenders.

Of the BCS championship odds, the favorites are the #1 ranked Florida State Seminoles (1.4 to 1 odds @ WagerWeb) and deservedly so. The Seminoles have dominated the opposition, and won in convincing fashion this weekend against Florida. They play the upstart Duke Blue Devils, who will be looking to pull off the upset. Currently they are more than a four touchdown favorite, but can’t overlook Duke, as they are a team that capitalizes on team’s mistakes.

The Ohio State Buckeyes are currently listed at 5 to 1 (at WagerWeb) to win it. The Buckeyes have to take care of business in the Big Ten championship and will face a stingy defense in Michigan State. In my opinion, with these odds Ohio State is worth a play. Why not? Take a look at it this way. Let’s just say they take care of business this weekend and advance to the championship game. They have a great coach in Urban Meyer and will have a month to prepare. In the month leading up to the big game, all they will hear is how they are in a weak conference and don’t belong. I love a team that is counted out based on their schedule; motivation is always a huge factor. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to see the Buckeyes win it all, as they definitely have the offense to keep in the game.

The Auburn Tigers are currently listed at 5 to 1 (at WagerWeb) to win the BCS championship. Well, they have to play Missouri, which will be a tough test after an extremely emotional victory over Alabama. That victory might get them into the big game, depending on if Ohio State wins or how they look against Michigan State will determine if they leap over the Buckeyes. With these odds, there isn’t too much value in my opinion, as they are listed at the same odds as Ohio State, yet have a tougher team in front of them and need an Ohio State loss.

Missouri is currently listed at 11 to 1. Why not take a shot with the Tigers. In my opinion, as stated before, they will be facing an Auburn team that is coming off a big win against Alabama. Not only that, but after Auburn won, all the players and fans were saying was they deserved to be in the national championship. Well, they may deserve it, yet they still have Missouri to play. Were they overlooking Missouri? Quite possible, but this Missouri team is extremely talented, and they are very capable of beating Auburn. Should they win, and Ohio State loses, they could pass Alabama and get a spot in the championship. Voters will see that Missouri’s only loss was in double overtime with their backup quarterback.

Finally, Alabama is listed at 44 to 1. Anytime I see Alabama at these odds, I’d take it. As stated above, Missouri might pass Alabama should they win. However, this is still an Alabama team that lost on the road on one of the craziest plays in college football history. Voters still respect Alabama, and if Ohio State and Auburn lose, they could very well put the Crimson Tide in the championship game. Their only loss was on the road, while Missouri’s was at home, that’s just something voters will look at.

Current Odds to Win the BCS National Championship @ WagerWeb (as of 11/22/13):
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  • Florida State: 1.4 to 1
  • Ohio State: 5 to 1
  • Auburn: 5 to 1
  • Missouri: 11 to 1
  • Alabama: 44 to 1

2014 NBA Finals Odds & Picks – Odds to win the NBA Finals

October 28th, 2013 by Travis Edwards (Bankroll Sports Contributor) | Posted in NBA Basketball   Comments Off on 2014 NBA Finals Odds & Picks – Odds to win the NBA Finals
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NBA ChampionshipWith so much football action on the docket, many people forget that the 2014 NBA Basketball season is just a few short days away.  Here at Bankroll Sports, we are very excited for the upcoming season and look forward to bringing you lots of free NBA picks and basketball handicapping advice.

Listed at the bottom of this article/page you will find the current odds to win the NBA finals in 2014 from some of the best sportsbooks on the web.  As sports betting enthusiasts who get to speak with very sharp handicapping wiseguys daily, such as the Bankroll Sports expert, we wouldn’t feel like we were doing our part if we didn’t offer you some sensible advise before displaying the full list of NBA Championship odds for 2014.

It’s obvious that the Miami Heat are the obvious and clear cut favorites this year, the casual bettor may look at the list of teams and assume there isn’t any value anywhere else.  Some squares may actually assume that the three-peat is inevitable and may actually take the Miami Heat’s NBA finals odds at 2 to 1 (Diamond Sportsbook).

The truth is that the 2 to 1 price on the Miami Heat is basically the sportsbooks sending a message that says; “We took a bath on the Heat last year & we’re not letting that happen again”.

Last season, the heat went off at 6 to 1 to win the NBA Finals and the Vegas sportsbooks tried to lure the sports betting public into playing them.  They paid the price for it.  This year, they aren’t feeling so generous after LeBron James & Dwyane Wade made a mockery of the entire league last season.  While the Heat’s chances of winning the NBA finals look extremely high, they aren’t without some flaws and a 50% chance (which is what 2 to 1 truly is) is a little higher than it should be.  When you account for possible freak injuries and unforeseen circumstances, the 2 to 1 number starts to appear a bit ridiculous.  Therefore, if you are going to make a future bet for someone to win the NBA 2014 NBA Championship, we advise you to look for value elsewhere.

Our advice is look at the teams that were almost there last year and might push themselves over the hump in 2014. Always remember when betting futures that if the favorite is absurdly high, you can usually find a lot more value down the board.  There are a some other contenders that we feel have some value.

We feel that the Los Angeles Clippers are worth taking a serious look at.  You’ll find the Clippers at a very lofty 10 to 1 or higher at a lot of books.  The Clips re-inked their superstar point guard in Chris Paul and look to be trying to add more experienced role players rather than star power.  There were some rumors that that Clippers were looking to trade Blake Griffin, but we believe the team was just doing their due-diligence and testing the market to see what they could get in return.  It goes without saying that Blake Griffin along with DeAndre Jordon currently make up one of the best front-courts in the league.  They also needed a bit more experience out of the guards in 2013 and want to add a solid three-point shooter.  They got just that in guards, JJ Reddick and Jared Dudley. When you add in their acquisition of Doc Rivers, who is no stranger to playoff success, we feel that 2014 may be the year that the Clipper find their groove and make a run at a Championship.  If the Clippers get hot early, those 10 to 1 odds could seem like a gift.

There was no NBA team more exciting than the Golden State Warriors who rallied their fan base last season.  They showed that they might have the best guards in the NBA.  Stephon Curry may be the best shooter in the game and his side-kick, Klay Thompson makes them a matchup nightmare.   Their post players in Andrew Bogut along with David Lee aren’t the league’s best, but they compliment the guards well.  They showed a lack of defense in 2014, but if you factor in their off-season signing of Andre Iguodla & new head coach Mark Jackson, sports fans in the Bay area may have reason to be excited for the NBA basketball playoffs again in 2013.  At around 30 to 1 to win the NBA Finals next year, the Warriors offer a very lofty price and may be worth a small play.

Current Odds To Win The 2014 NBA Finals @ JustBet Sportsbook (as of 10/22/13)
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MIAMI HEAT: 2 to 1
UTAH JAZZ: 175 to 1
PHOENIX SUNS: 650 to 1

We aren’t exactly firm believers that the San Antonio Spurs are going to be in the thick of things once again next season. There are a bunch of teams in the Southwest Division that could overtake them, and that could leave the door open once again for the Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA Finals Odds: 6 to 1 @ JustBet Sportsbook). F Kevin Durant wasn’t able to get to the NBA Finals for the second straight season, but the fact of the matter is that he challenged one of the best teams in the West, the Memphis Grizzlies essentially all by himself. G Russell Westbrook will be back in the saddle after getting hurt in the playoffs.

List Of Past NBA Finals Champions
2013 NBA Champions: Miami Heat
2012 NBA Champions: Miami Heat
2011 NBA Champions: Dallas Mavericks
2010 NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers
2009 NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers
2008 NBA Champions: Boston Celtics
2007 NBA Champions: San Antonio Spurs
2006 NBA Champions: Miami Heat
2005 NBA Champions: San Antonio Spurs
2004 NBA Champions: Detroit Pistons
2003 NBA Champions: San Antonio Spurs
2002 NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers
2001 NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers
2000 NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers

As for the longshots, some may think it may be worth it to put a small play on Cleveland Cavaliers (Odds To Win 2014 NBA Championship: 120 to 1 @ 5 Dimes Sportsbook). Kyrie Irving is one of the best young guards in the NBA.  The Cavs are building a core of players that can compete in the Eastern Conference. While it’s clear there aren’t that many great teams in the Eastern conference, a good young team like the Cavs could surprise some people and make a run. If the Pacers were able to get the job done in the Central Division this past year, Cleveland could easily do it in 2013. Obviously we’re not saying that we actually believe Cleveland is going to win the NBA title in 2012. However, this is a team a we feel offers great value in their 2014 futures odds.

Up To Date List of 2014 NBA Finals Odds @ 5Dimes Sportsbook (as of 10/22/13)
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Miami Heat – 1.75 to 1
Oklahoma City Thunder – 6 to 1
Chicago Bulls – 8 to 1
Brooklyn Nets – 11 to 1
Los Angeles Clippers – 12 to 1
Indiana Pacers – 13 to 1
San Antonio Spurs – 13 to 1
Houston Rockets – 14 to 1
Golden State Warriors – 23 to 1
New York Knicks – 29 to 1
Memphis Grizzlies – 32 to 1
Los Angeles Lakers – 44 to 1
Denver Nuggets – 58 to 1
Dallas Mavericks – 70 to 1
Cleveland Cavaliers – 120 to 1
Atlanta Hawks – 175 to 1
Minnesota Timberwolves – 175 to 1
Utah Jazz – 200 to 1
Detroit Pistons – 200 to 1
Portland Trail Blazers – 205 to 1
Boston Celtics – 210 to 1
New Orleans Pelicans – 210 to 1
Washington Wizards – 210 to 1
Milwaukee Bucks – 350 to 1
Sacramento Kings – 350 to 1
Toronto Raptors – 475 to 1
Philadelphia 76ers – 575 to 1
Phoenix Suns – 575 to 1
Charlotte Bobcats – 600 to 1
Orlando Magic – 600 to 1

2013 Stanley Cup Odds, Predictions: Odds To Win NHL Championship

September 29th, 2013 by Adam Markowitz (Bankroll Sports Columnist) | Posted in General Handicapping   Comments Off on 2013 Stanley Cup Odds, Predictions: Odds To Win NHL Championship

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Stanley Cup TrophyIt’s a dawn of a new season in hockey, and that means that there are 30 teams that are joining the fight to beat the Stanley Cup odds. Realignment has messed with the whole course of the league this year, and that means you need expert NHL handicappers like us to get this right for you. The best betting opportunities are there for hockey, and we are going to show you some of the best bets on the Stanley Cup betting lines for 2014!

We would be remiss if we didn’t make mention of the Chicago Blackhawks (2013 Stanley Cup Betting Lines: 6.50 to 1 at JustBet Sportsbook) as the team that is probably most likely to win it all this year. Sure, the Penguins are the favorites (more on them in a second), but the Blackhawks have a team that has shown a lot of grit come playoff time, something that we haven’t seen out of many other teams in the sport. Corey Crawford continues to play well in big time situations, and he stood tall in the face of adversity against the Red Wings in the playoffs and turned out to be a dominating star in the Stanley Cup Finals against the Bruins as well. We can’t advise Boston this year because of all of the turnover that the team had, but the Blackhawks have remained as consistent as could be over the course of the last few years, and they are the overwhelming favorites on the odds to win the Central Division this year as well. Crawford and his stacked offense, which has now managed to win a pair of Stanley Cups together, could be the team to watch more so than any other.

But of course, we know that the team with the most talent on it is the Pittsburgh Penguins (Stanley Cup Odds Favorites: 6.50 to 1 at JustBet Sportsbook). We still question whether Marc-Andre Fleury really has it in him to lead a team in the playoffs. The club beat the Islanders in the first round of the playoffs last year in spite of what Fleury was mucking up, and eventually, Tomas Vokoun had to come in to relieve Fleury in the postseason. Can the man who has mined the Pittsburgh net for going on a decade really get back to his game at this point? If not, the Penguins are going to struggle. We’re sorry, but you’re not just winning games with Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby scoring a zillion goals. It’s not going to happen. The defense isn’t strong enough, and it lost Douglas Murray in the offseason, and Fleury still scares the heck out of us. The talent is there to score four goals a night if that’s what needs to be done, but come the postseason when it really matters, the Penguins aren’t nearly as good as most would think.

List Of Previous Stanley Cup Champions (Since 2000)
2013 Stanley Cup Champions – Chicago Blackhawks
2012 Stanley Cup Champions – Los Angeles Kings
2011 Stanley Cup Champions – Boston Bruins
2010 Stanley Cup Champions – Chicago Blackhawks
2009 Stanley Cup Champions – Pittsburgh Penguins
2008 Stanley Cup Champions – Detroit Red Wings
2007 Stanley Cup Champions – Anaheim Ducks
2006 Stanley Cup Champions – Carolina Hurricanes
2005 Stanley Cup Champions – None, Labor Dispute
2004 Stanley Cup Champions – Tampa Bay Lightning
2003 Stanley Cup Champions – New Jersey Devils
2002 Stanley Cup Champions – Detroit Red Wings
2001 Stanley Cup Champions – Colorado Avalanche
2000 Stanley Cup Champions – New Jersey Devils

There are a lot of teams right around that 10 to 1 range that we think are all overplayed at this point. The Kings don’t impress us. The Blues don’t have the offense to capitalize in spite of the fact that they have one of the best defenses in the game. The Red Wings are still old and had their shot last year. The Bruins had too much turnover and don’t have enough help on the back line at this point in the season either. And that brings us down to the New York Rangers (Odds To Win 2013 NHL Championship: 20 to 1 at SportBet Sportsbook). The switch the Head Coach Alain Vigneault might be laughed at by Vancouver fans, knowing that this man hasn’t been able to take one of the most talented teams to a Stanley Cup in all these years. However, unlike in Vancouver, Vigneault has a team that has a defense in front of a great goalie. The Rangers have one of the best defensive teams in the league at this point, and Henrik Lundqvist will make even the smallest of leads stand up more often than not. Still, averaging 2.6 goals per game isn’t going to cut it this year, and with Vigneault calling the shots, we expect that number to come up at least a quarter of a goal per game, which could make all the difference in the world.

Another team that doesn’t have the best playoff history in the world is one that is on our radar. We like the way that the San Jose Sharks (Odds To Win 2014 Stanley Cup: 25 to 1 at SportBet Sportsbook). You probably didn’t realize it, but Antti Niemi was a Top 5 goalie for most of last season. He has a team in front of him that can really score, and last year, it all came together in the opening round of the playoffs against the Canucks. The long layover really didn’t do anything to help out the team, but what might help this year is the division realignment and the postseason picture. The Sharks are good for sure, and if Niemi can continue to bring them a newly found sense of security at the back end, this is a team that can make it up to a #2 seed in the Western Conference, and if that turns out to be the case, there is no doubt that this is a team that is a contender. This is a great price on the Stanley Cup betting lines on a very good team that could be poised for greatness in 2013-14.
Up To Date 2013-14 Stanley Cup Odds @ SportBet Sportsbook (as of 9/29/13):
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Pittsburgh Penguins 5.50 to 1
Chicago Blackhawks 6 to 1
Boston Bruins 10 to 1
Los Angeles Kings 12 to 1
St. Louis Blues 12 to 1
Detroit Red Wings 17 to 1
Vancouver Canucks 18 to 1
New York Rangers 20 to 1
Anaheim Ducks 22 to 1
Montreal Canadiens 22 to 1
Edmonton Oilers 25 to 1
Minnesota Wild 25 to 1
Ottawa Senators 25 to 1
San Jose Sharks 25 to 1
Toronto Maple Leafs 25 to 1
Washington Capitals 26 to 1
Dallas Stars 30 to 1
Philadelphia Flyers 34 to 1
New York Islanders 35 to 1
Tampa Bay Lightning 35 to 1
Carolina Hurricanes 45 to 1
Columbus Blue Jackets 55 to 1
New Jersey Devils 55 to 1
Colorado Avalanche 60 to 1
Nashville Predators 70 to 1
Phoenix Coyotes 70 to 1
Winnipeg Jets 70 to 1
Buffalo Sabres 100 to 1
Florida Panthers 200 to 1
Calgary Flames 250 to 1

NHL Championship Odds 2013-2014 @ JustBet Sportsbook (as of 9/29/13):
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Anaheim Ducks 22 to 1
Boston Bruins 9.50 to 1
Buffalo Sabres 100 to 1
Calgary Flames 150 to 1
Carolina Hurricanes 36 to 1
Chicago Blackhawks 6.50 to 1
Colorado Avalanche 65 to 1
Columbus Blue Jackets 55 to 1
Dallas Stars 60 to 1
Edmonton Oilers 25 to 1
Florida Panthers 145 to 1
Los Angeles Kings 10 to 1
Minnesota Wild 25 to 1
Montreal Canadiens 22 to 1
Nashville Predators 60 to 1
New Jersey Devils 55 to 1
New York Islanders 33 to 1
New York Rangers 19 to 1
Ottawa Senators 26 to 1
Philadelphia Flyers 39 to 1
Phoenix Coyotes 80 to 1
Pittsburgh Penguins 6.50 to 1
St. Louis Blues 12 to 1
San Jose Sharks 18.50 to 1
Tampa Bay Lightning 46 to 1
Toronto Maple Leafs 24 to 1
Vancouver Canucks 17 to 1
Washington Capitals 30 to 1
Winnipeg Jets 70 to 1

Superbowl Vegas Odds – AFC Championship Odds 2013

September 8th, 2013 by Jack Wilshire (Bankroll Sports Contributor) | Posted in NFL Football   Comments Off on Superbowl Vegas Odds – AFC Championship Odds 2013
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AFC Championship GameThe 2013 NFL season is here! It’s time to take a look at the odds to win the AFC, as we break down the 16 teams that are in the thick of the fight and take a look at each of their prices to win the AFC, sponsored by WagerWeb Sportsbook, home the 200% Deposit Bonus

AFC East Odds To Win the AFC
New England Patriots +325
Miami Dolphins +2000
Buffalo Bills +5000
New York Jets +6600

It is clear that there is one team and one team only that has a chance to win the AFC out of the East, and that’s the Patriots. Miami is a trendy team, but we really don’t see any chance for Ryan Tannehill to take a team to the Super Bowl quite yet. Even New England is a bit of a stretch in our eyes, though we do think that Tom Brady is going to figure it out at some point this year even though at the start of the season, he is going to need nametags to identify anyone in his own receiving corps. The Bills could become an interesting team to watch if EJ Manuel is the second coming of Russell Wilson, while the Jets are just going to be a joke for the entire season. Even if New York does manage to win eight games and perhaps sneak into the back end of the playoffs, is Mark Sanchez (yes, the butt fumbling Mark Sanchez) going to get into the Super Bowl? We think not.

AFC North Odds To Win the AFC
Pittsburgh Steelers +1100
Baltimore Ravens +1150
Cincinnati Bengals +1250
Cleveland Browns +6000

Do you really need any further proof that the AFC North is the toughest division in the AFC to try to handicap? Three of the four teams in the foursome are between 11 and 12.50 to 1 to make it to the Super Bowl. Of course, that means that few believe that there is any chance this year for any of these teams to make it to New York, but then again, few really thought there was a chance to get the job done last year either when the Ravens not only got there, but won the whole dang thing. The problem that we have is that all of these teams just don’t look all that special when push comes to shove. Baltimore lost a ton in the offseason, and Pittsburgh is a really young looking team outside of Ben Roethlisberger. Perhaps Cincinnati is taking some steps in the right direction, and Andy Dalton might command the respect necessary to consider, but there are three huge games that this team still needs to win, and if the Bengals can’t beat the Texans, they probably aren’t going to the Super Bowl. The Browns would clearly be the biggest shocker of them all.

WagerWeb SportsbookAFC South Odds To Win the AFC
Houston Texans +685
Indianapolis Colts +2000
Tennessee Titans +6600
Jacksonville Jaguars +15000

Is there anyone in the AFC South really capable of winning two massive games against the likes of the Patriots, Broncos, etc.? We aren’t all that sure. Houston has tried the last two seasons, and it was beaten by both Baltimore and New England relatively soundly in both instances in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. The window of opportunity is clearly closing on the Texans, especially knowing that the Colts are coming up on the outside. Indy has fast-tracked itself to the thick of the playoff race once again on an annual basis, though Andrew Luck and the gang are a long ways away from making it to the Super Bowl. Many think that Tennessee is going to be a much improved team this year with its interior offensive line being so stellar, but we’ll believe that Chris Johnson is going to look anything like CJ2K again when we believe it. Jacksonville named Blaine Gabbert as its starting quarterback this week… In other news, we’re fairly certain that the Jags have locked up a Top 5 pick in the NFL Draft, and the phone calls are already being made to Teddy Bridgewater’s agent to see what his prospects are of coming to Jacksonville next year.

AFC West Odds To Win the AFC
Denver Broncos +240
Kansas City Chiefs +2000
San Diego Chargers +2200
Oakland Raiders +10000

There isn’t a team in the AFC that looks more complete right now than Denver. The Broncos might have the best quarterback in football in Peyton Manning, and he is certainly one of the best quarterbacks in the AFC, and they have the best receiving crop in the game as well with Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, and the newly acquired Wes Welker. There’s a chance for this defense to once again be stout as well. Kansas City has taken the most strides forward in the offseason, changing from a team that finished with the worst record in the league to one that believes it can get into the playoffs. San Diego has underachieved for years, and Norv Turner’s ousting might change all of that. Mike McCoy knows that he has a heck of a lot of work to do if he is going to bring this team back to the playoffs. The Raiders are trying to see how many more quarterbacks they can screw up over the course of the 2000s and 2010s. Matt Flynn and Terrelle Pryor seem to be the next ones in line.