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MLB Trends for Series Starting 8/2

Before the season, many believed the AL East and the NL East would be the two most competitive divisions in baseball. The AL East is as competitive as ever, but the NL East has turned into an Atlanta Braves landslide. The Dodgers have jumped out to a 2.5 game lead in the NL West. Cleveland keeps hanging around in the AL Central. The Pirates are stunning the world at the top of the NL Central. Oakland’s pitching staff has them sitting first in the AL West.

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Handicapping the MLB Odds: Umpire Report for May 24th, 2013

Batter up! Umpires do a heck of a lot more than just call balls and strikes. Each one of those calls has an effect on how the end result of a game pans out. Join us today at Bang the Book, as we look at some of the most notable trends involving umpires thus far this season.

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College Football 2013 Mid-Majors to Watch

The last time a Mid-Major football program won a national title was BYU in 1984, but that does not mean that there aren’t a few programs out there that are more than capable of making some serious noise in 2013. The following is a brief look at a few of these schools along with their current odds to win next season’s BSC title as provided by BetOnline.

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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Clippers Game 2 Pick

The Los Angeles Clippers took the opening game of their first round series against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night to take the 1-0 series lead. They can sweep the mini-series if they can get the job done on Monday night at Staples Center.

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MLB Betting Trends Series Starting 4/19

The standings are starting to take shape, and you can’t help but notice some big surprises at the top of the standings so far. Colorado is 10-4 and at the top of the NL West. Boston is 10-4 and sitting atop the AL East. Oakland continues to prove people wrong, and they sit at the top of the AL West at 12-4.

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2013 Heisman Trophy Futures

Much of the talk these days when it comes to football is about this year’s NFL college draft, which will be held from Thursday, April 25 through Saturday, April 27. While the experts try and figure out what position last year’s top college players will be selected, this week’s college football betting trends is taking a look at which returning players have the best chance to win the sport’s biggest and most prestigious individual award; the 2013 Heisman Trophy.

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Villanova vs. Louisville Pick

The Louisville Cardinals take to the court for the first time in college basketball betting action here at the Big East Tournament, and they’ll take on the Villanova Wildcats in the third of the four quarterfinals games on Thursday night.

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NFL Week 17: Top Betting Trends

The last week of the NFL season is very difficult to handicap and it requires in-depth research as teams are preparing to make a run to win a Super Bowl. One of the most often overlooked angles in the NFL is the sports betting trends. While the betting trends should not be used exclusively as a tool to pick winners, it should be a part of the overall research process. Trends can point out an angle that may have been over looked in the past.

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NFL Week 16 Betting Trends: Revealing the Best Bets Via Trends

The NFL sports betting trends for each week will often highlight angles and options that teams are in. Some are good and some are bad, but if they are relevant to the team, they could be very profitable. Any handicapper worth is weight will investigate trends before heading into a busy week of football. NFL Week 16 trends can become more useful than other weeks due to the fact that the season is close to an end.

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NFL Betting Strategies: Soft Spots

With week 15 about to get underway, teams everywhere are looking at the schedule. Some teams are looking for the end of the season to get here, while other teams are getting ready for big games that could decide their playoff fate or divisional titles.

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