Today's Sports News
The semifinals of 2014 World Cup betting action get underway on Tuesday afternoon when Germany takes on Brazil. The Germans have emerged as 5/6 favorites to advance to the World Cup final against a Brazilian squad that will take to the pitch minus both their captain and their biggest star.
The World Cup dream remains alive for just eight teams, including each of the top three betting favorites coming into the tournament in Brazil, Argentina and Germany and a few more surprising teams as well. Eight will play down to four in the quarterfinals this week starting on Friday.
The NBA Finals are set to tip off this week, and it's a rematch of last year's championship series which was won in seven games by the Miami Heat over the San Antonio Spurs. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Kings will be gunning for their second Stanley Cup in three seasons when they take on the underdog New York Rangers.
Betting against the Miami Heat to win the NBA title hasn't been a smart wager over the past couple of seasons, and with a lead on the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals heading into the week the Heat have short odds to win the NBA championship once again.
The San Antonio Spurs haven't had much success against the Oklahoma City Thunder either SU or ATS over the past two seasons, but they have home-court advantage and favorite status on the NBA betting lines for Game 1 of the best-of-seven Western Conference Finals on Monday night.
The Los Angeles Clippers erased a big fourth-quarter deficit in Game 4 of their best-of-seven second-round NBA playoff betting series against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday afternoon, and now the set comes down to a best-of-three as action resumes in Oklahoma City on Tuesday night.
The Los Angeles Clippers survived the distraction of their owner getting a lifetime ban from the league during the first round of the playoffs, and their reward for that success is a second-round matchup against Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Here's a look at the four matchups on tap as we hit Round 2 of NBA betting action at the online sportsbooks.
The San Antonio Spurs and the Indiana Pacers earned the top seeds in their respective conferences heading into the playoffs, but that hasn't meant much so far in the postseason as they both look for key victories on the NBA betting lines at the sportsbooks on Monday night. Here's a look at where we stand in the opening round of the NBA playoffs.
NBA playoff betting matchups resume on Monday night this week with several higher seeds still looking for their first postseason victories - including Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets who tip off in Game 2 of their first-round best-of-seven set against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.
With just two games left on their regular season schedule and the playoffs getting underway this weekend the Miami Heat sit as the favorites on the odds to win the NBA championship once again this year at the online sportsbooks.