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MLB Betting: Giants, Cardinals among streaking clubs

Baseball bettors have plenty of streaking teams to choose from heading into this week, with nearly a dozen clubs riding (or dragging) steaks of at least three games.

Leading the way are the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants, both of whom have won six games in a row. The Cardinals just swept four games from the Brewers in Milwaukee, and the Giants just swept three games at home from the rival Dodgers.

Kentucky Derby: Orb, Verrazano lead strong field of contenders

The Triple Crown season begins Saturday with the first of the jeweled races, the 139th edition of the Kentucky Derby, from Churchill Downs in Louisville.

Saturday's Run for the Roses, the 11th race on the Churchill Downs card, is expected to start at around 6:24 pm ET, and will be televised by NBC.

NHL Betting: Rangers, Caps clash in Stanley Cup playoff series

After a slow start to this abbreviated NHL regular-season the Washington Capitals finished with a flourish, winning 11 of their last 13 games and the Southeast Division title.

The New York Rangers stumbled through most of this season, and for a long time played in danger of missing the playoffs. But a 9-3-1 finish got New York to the NHL's second season.

Nationals set to battle Braves in NL East showdown

Divisional matchups headline this week's baseball betting action, as early-season contenders clash. Here's a quick look at the next few days in baseball, including some series odds to ponder.

NBA Playoffs Betting Update: Changing Scenery

First-round play continues in the NBA playoffs as the eight series make their first change of venues starting Thursday night. Here's a quick look at what's happening in the Association over the next few days, with of course some NBA betting odds for consideration.

Red-hot Rockies face stingy Braves' staff in three-game series

Major League Baseball jumps right into a new week of action with nearly a full Monday slate, featuring several intriguing matchups. Here's how some of this week's early happenings on the diamond shape up, with associated MLB betting odds.

NBA Playoffs: Can anybody beat the Heat?

The NBA's “second season” tips off this weekend with the start of eight first-round, best-of-seven playoff series.

Here's a quick look at how things shake out for this first weekend of NBA playoff action, with betting odds to ponder.

Play begins Saturday in New York as the Knicks, the two seed in the East, host the seventh-seeded Boston Celtics (3 pm ET, ABC).

MLB Betting: Cardinals head for Pittsburgh as road chalk

With half the country seemingly still covered with snow, the baseball season moves into its third week of play. Here's a quick look at some of what's happening early this week, with some MLB series betting odds.

The Masters: Rejuvenated Tiger tops the betting board

They've been playing tournaments for three months now but the 2013 professional golf season really gets started this weekend, with the playing of the 77th edition of the Masters, at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.

Before the field of 93 tees it up on Thursday golf bettors might want to check out the myriad ways they can bet on the Masters, outside of just getting in the pool down at the local watering hole.

Red Sox host Orioles as division rivalries heat up

Week 2 of this Major League Baseball season begins with several interesting divisional rivalry series matchups. Here's a quick look at some of this week's early action, including series betting odds.



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