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Sports Betting News April 2

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Posted Tuesday, April 02, 2013 09:40 AM   0 comments
Massive line movement on the Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays have gone from -185 to -225 at Sports Interaction for tonight's home opener against the Cleveland Indians.

Between 9:23 and 11:43 Tuesday morning, the line moved from -200 to -225.

Reigning NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey makes his Toronto debut tonight. Justin Masterson takes the hill for the Tribe.

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Panthers will try to claw back at Lightning


The Tampa Bay Lightning have had the Florida Panthers' number in recent history.

The Lightning are 7-0 SU (straight up) in the past seven overall versus their inter-state rival.

The last time the Florida defeated Tampa Bay was October 17th, 2011.

Lightning coach Jon Cooper has already announced Mathieu Garon will get the start in net. Jacob Markstrom is listed as 'probable' for Florida.

The Lightning are -148 favorites.

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Between the pipes


Here is a look at tonight's goalie probables (as of 3:10 pm ET):

Ottawa Senators at Boston Bruins -175, 5
Robin Lehner (firm), Anton Khudobin (likely)

Winnipeg Jets at New York Islanders -128, 5.5
Ondrej Pavelec (probable), Evgeni Nabokov (probable)

Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes -102, 5.5
Braden Holtby (firm), Dan Ellis (firm)

Buffalo Sabres at Pittsburgh Penguins -241, 5.5

Ryan Miller (firm), Tomas Vokoun (firm)

Florida Panthers at Tampa Bay Lightning -148, 5.5
Jacob Markstrom (probable), Mathieu Garon (firm)

Colorado Avalanche at Nashville Predators -163, 5
Jean-Sebastien Giguere (probable), Pekka Rinne (likely)

Los Angeles Kings at Phoenix Coyotes +120, 5
Jonathan Quick (likely), Jason Labarbera (firm)

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Carolina scoring woes continue


The Carolina Hurricanes are having all kinds of trouble scoring goals and winning games over the past few weeks.

The 'Canes have managed just 18 goals over their last 10 games. The under is 8-1-1 during this recent scoring slump.

Their feeble power play is three for 35 in those 10 games and is a leading contributor to their poor scoring recently.

Carolina is at home to host the Washington Capitals tonight. The total is 5.5.

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Palmer traded to Cardinals

Quarterback Carson Palmer has been traded by the Oakland Raiders to the Arizona Cardinals for a seventh-round pick in 2014, according to a tweet from Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Arizona is +10000 across the board to win the Super Bowl. The Cardinals are +6600 to win the NFC at William Hill, +6000 at Sports Interaction and +5000 at Bet365.

After acquiring Matt Flynn on Monday, Palmer became expendable in Oakland after a contract dispute and is expected to be the starter in Arizona.

The former-No.1 overall pick threw 22 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, 4,018 yards with a 61.1 completion percentage in 15 games for the Raiders in 2012.

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R.A. Dickey hopes to continue dominance of A.L. teams


The re-loaded Toronto Blue Jays get their much anticipated season underway tonight versus the Cleveland Indians.

R.A. Dickey gets the start on the mound for Toronto. The knuckleballer was the 2012 National League Cy Young award winner with the New York Mets.

Dickey was 7-0 with a 2.02 ERA in 10 starts versus American League teams during his three year tenure with the Mets.

The Blue Jays are -190 favorites. The total is 8.5.

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Bruins acquire Jagr


The Boston Bruins have acquired Jaromir Jagr from the Dallas Stars for two prospects and a draft pick according to a tweet by Mike Heika of The Dallas Morning News.

Early Tuesday, Boston was +800 to win the Stanley Cup at Sports Interaction and +750 at William Hill. The Bruins were also +400 at Sports Interaction to win the Eastern Conference.

The 41-year-old Jagr has 14 goals and 12 assists in 34 games this season for Dallas.

After missing out on Jarome Iginla, the future Hall of Famer adds more scoring to a team that has scored 2.1 goals per game over the past eight games.

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Price is right versus Orioles


Tampa Bay Rays starter David Price will look to continue his dominance of the Baltimore Orioles when he takes the hill this afternoon.

The 2012 Cy Young award winner threw 22.1 innings in three starts versus the Orioles last season, allowing just one earned run.

Price was 2-0 with one no decision in his three starts against the O's in 2012.

The Rays are -176 favorites.

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Terps hot ATS since crossroads game

The Maryland Terrapins are 8-1 ATS in their last nine games, including 3-0 ATS in the NIT tournament.

The streak began after losing to Georgia Tech on February 27, 78-68.

Talking at the press conference a day before his team's game against Iowa, head coach Mark Turgeon said he was "unbelievably proud of my team. About mid-February I didn't know if we were ever going to figure it out and hit rock bottom at Georgia Tech and since then our kids have been great. They have embraced this."

Maryland are 3-point dogs against the Hawkeyes tonight at Madison Square Garden. The total is 135.5.

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Canucks acquire Roy

The Dallas Stars have traded center Derek Roy to the Vancouver Canucks in exchanged for a second round pick and a prospect according to Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos on Twitter.

Early Tuesday, Vancouver was +1400 to win the Stanley Cup at William Hill and +1200 at Sports Interaction. The Canucks are +700 at Sports Interaction to win the Western Conference.

NHL futures are still off the board at Bet365.

The 29-year-old Roy has four goals and 18 assists in 30 games this year for Dallas.

This improves Vancouver's depth up the middle. Ryan Kesler is still sidelined but the hairline fracture in his foot has fully healed.

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Kings and Coyotes keep seeing the same total

For the 21st game in a row, the Los Angeles Kings have seen five as its total.

Los Angeles' opponent tonight, Phoenix, has also had five as its total for the 11th game in a row.

The over is 12-5-3 over the Kings' 20-game stretch. The over is 3-4-3 in the Coyotes' 10-game streak.

The total for tonight's game in the desert is five. Phoenix, who has lost eight of its last nine, is +117, while Los Angeles is -127.

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Women's hockey's biggest rivalry hits the ice tonight

Canada is -143 today against the United States in the first game of the IIHF Women's World Hockey Championships in Ottawa at Bet365.

The two teams are heavy favorites to meet again in the final. Since 2010, neither team has won back-to-back games against each other.

Canada beat the Americans 3-1 in the preliminary round of the 2012 Four Nations Cup in Finland, but lost 3-0 in the final.

The Americans are +110. The total is 5.5.

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Under continues hitting for Pittsburgh

The under is smoking hot in Penguins games, going 9-0-1 in the last 10.

In the middle of the streak, Pittsburgh saw totals of six four times in six games. It has been 5.5 the past three games.

The Penguins host Buffalo tonight. The total is 5.5. The last four meetings in this series have gone over.

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Bayern Munich v Juventus


Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich host Serie A leaders Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final matchup.

The two sides have met six times in Champions League over the years. Juventus have the upper hand with three wins, two losses and one draw. The most recent result was a 4-1 Munich victory in 2009.

Juventus have not allowed a goal in their past 490 minutes of Champions League play.

Odds are -162, +310, +500.

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PSG v FC Barcelona

Paris Saint Germain will host Barcelona in Champions League quarter final action.

This marks PSG's first Champions League quarter final since facing Barca in 1994 but are undefeated in their last six matches in the competition.

Barcelona are coming off of a disappointing 2-2 away draw versus Celta Vigo in La Liga on Saturday. PSG defeated Montpellier 1-0 at home on Friday in Ligue 1.

Odds are +375, +280, -125.

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Total stays the same despite three straight Canes-Caps unders

The under has hit in all three Carolina-Washington games this season.

The total was 5.5 for each meeting, which is where the total is at for tonight's game.

Both teams are -104 in Raleigh tonight.

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No rest tonight for Jets and Islanders


The New York Islanders are 0-5 this season in the second of back-to-back games. Winnipeg is 3-3 with no days off.

The Jets and Islanders meet tonight on Long Island. Both teams played last night.

The Islanders are -125 tonight, the Jets are +115. The total is 5.5.

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Wizards and Bulls on amazing head-to-head under streak


The Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls have gone under the total in their last 11 games overall.

The string of games that have gone under dates back to Feb. 22, 2010.

The two teams are back to face each other tonight in Washington. The total is 186.

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East Carolina's improved defense has the under hitting


After six straight overs, the under is 3-0 in East Carolina's last three CIT games.

The Pirates have been putting the clamp down defensively in the CIT tournament. East Carolina has allowed 56.7 points a game in the three-game under streak, as opposed to 62.8 points in the previous six-game over stretch. It's a far better number than the 70.9 points the Pirates allow on average during the season.

East Carolina is a 8-point dog at Weber State tonight in the CIT championship. The total is 146.5.

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Nowitzki paces surging Mavs

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki has averaged 29.7 over his last three games. The German has done this against three of the best four team defenses in the NBA; the Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers and Chicago Bulls.

Dirk shot 14-17 from the floor for a season-high 35 points on Saturday in a 100-98 win versus the Bulls.

The over was 2-1 in those three games and is 6-1-1 in the Mavs' last six overall.

Dallas face the Los Angeles Lakers in LA tonight. The total is 207.

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Goals hard to find in Bruins-Sens games

The under is 4-0-1 in the last five Boston-Ottawa games.

The first two games of the streak saw totals of 5.5, but the number has been five in the last three meetings.

The total is five tonight in Boston. The Bruins are 3-0 against the Senators this season. Boston is -181 and Ottawa is +166.

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Santa Clara backers win by a thread


A dunk by Marc Trasolini with 24 seconds left gave the Broncos an eight-point victory over George Mason in Game 1 of the College Basketball Invitational best-of-three finals, covering the 7.5-point spread.

The Patriots had two chances after Trasolini's basket to get the ATS (Against The Spread) win, but Patrick Holloway missed from downtown and Sherrod Wright fanned on a layup and the game ended at 81-73.

Game 2 goes on Wednesday from Fairfax, VA. There is currently no line on the game.
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