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2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Odds

Butler’s two-year run and VCU’s run last season certainly gives hope to every Division I basketball team in the nation, but the reality is that most times one of the preseason favorites is the team holding the national title trophy …

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2011 NBA Finals Preview

The NBA Finals get underway this Tuesday night when the Dallas Mavericks take on the Miami Heat in Game 1 of a best-of-seven series. The first two games of this series will be played at the American Airlines Arena in …

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NBA Pick: Heat vs. Bulls Game Five

Miami Heat (3-1) vs. Chicago Bulls (1-3) Eastern Conference Finals Game Five Betting Lines NBA Betting Favorite: Bulls -3 Over/Under: 180 The Chicago Bulls had the lead late in Game Four, but they failed to even up the series. Now, …

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NBA Playoff Pick: Thunder vs. Mavericks Game One

Oklahoma City Thunder (0-0) vs. Dallas Mavericks (0-0) Western Conference Finals Game One Betting Lines NBA Betting Favorite: Mavericks -6 Over/Under: 193.5 The Western Conference Finals get started Tuesday night in Dallas. The Mavericks have had a long layoff after …

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NBA Western Conference Finals Preview

The Dallas Mavericks have been patiently waiting after their unexpected four-game sweep of Los Angeles, but with Oklahoma City’s 105-90 victory over Memphis in Game 7 on Sunday night the matchup for the Western Conference Finals is finally set. The …

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2011 NBA Finals Odds & NBA Power Rankings

There are only 16 teams left standing on the road to the NBA Finals, and here at Bang the Book, we are stacking up the NBA Finals odds and discussing which teams have the best chance of winning it all. …

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Thunder vs. Suns NBA Free Pick

Oklahoma City Thunder (48-24 SU, 38-33-1 ATS) vs. Phoenix Suns (42-32 SU, 34-40 ATS) NBA Betting Favorite: Thunder -2.5 Over/Under: 212 The Oklahoma City Thunder are one of the hottest teams in the NBA right now. The Thunder have won …

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Daily Sports Roundup: May 1st

Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The Celts and Cavs meet on the hardwood, the Sprint Cup Series hits Richmond, and the Kentucky Derby runs for the roses.

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2009 NBA Finals Game 4 LA Lakers at Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic needed some motivation from the home crowd to get their swagger back and that is exactly what happened in Game 3 Tuesday night. The Magic down 2 games answered back with a strong offensive performance and was able to post 108 points to beat the Lakers by 4 points. Orlando impressively knocked down 62% as a team from the field marking their best all around effort thus far throughout the playoffs. Los Angeles played a solid game, but just didn’t have the spark they needed to capture the victory. The Lakers also were very strong from the floor knocking down 51% as a team. Neither team had over 30 rebounds in the game just to put on emphasis on how well both teams were shooting Tuesday night. However, now Orlando has some confidence back on their side and is hunger to grab another victory this Thursday night at home to even up the series.

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Los Angeles Lakers at Orlando Magic Game 3 Finals Pick

The Orlando Magic had a chance in the NBA Finals to make the Los Angeles Lakers sweat and it remains to be seen if they get another one. Courtney Lee missed a layup with less than a second remaining in Game 2 and the Magic ended up losing Game 2 in overtime. Now the series shifts to Orlando where the Magic face a must-win Game 3 on Tuesday.

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