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NFL Week 15 Opening Odds
LAS VEGAS, NV (TheSpread) The 2013 NFL regular season is heading down its home stretch and the opening odds for Week 15 have been posted.
Week 15 kicks off on Thursday night when AFC West rivals clash in Denver at 8:25PM ET. The Broncos can take another step forward in clinching the division with a win over the Chargers, who are clinging onto hopes that they can claim the final wild card spot in the AFC. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Broncos are 10-point home favorites over the Chargers, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 54 points.
On Sunday, AFC East rivals square off in Miami when the 7-6 Dolphins host the 10-3 Patriots, who will be without tight end Rob Gronkowski for the rest of the season. New England has aspirations of winning the division while Miami can take another step towards claiming the final wild card spot in the conference. The Patriots will be a road favorite in this one, as they opened as 2.5-point favorites. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 45.5.
The Sunday Night Football matchup will pit AFC North rivals against each other when the Steelers host the Bengals at 8:30PM ET. Cincinnati is the current division leader at 9-4 while Pittsburgh is on the outside looking in at the playoff picture in theBCS Championship Game Odds
Florida State is 13-0 on the season and 11-2 against the spread. FSU is the ACC champion while Auburn won the SEC and was 12-1 on the year and 11-2 against the spread. These two have no recent meetings.
Trends show that Auburn has hit the over in 7 of their last 8 games while Florida State has hit the over in 10 of their 13 games this season.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Florida State is the favorite to win the game, as the Seminoles have opening odds of -8.5 points against Auburn in the title game. The over/under total for the game has opened at 64.5 points.
Florida State claimed the ACC Championship by beating Duke 45-7 last Saturday. The Seminoles have been absolutely dominant this year, averaging 53 points per game on offense while allowing just 10.7 points per game. The Seminoles are being led by quarterback Jameis Winston, who has thrown for 3,820 yards and 38 touchdowns. Devonta Freeman has added 943 rushing yards with 13 touchdowns while three different receivers have over 900 yards this season.
Auburn claimed the SEC Championship by beating Missouri, 59-42. The Tigers have won nine straight entering this championship game. Auburn averaged 40.2Cowboys vs. Bears Free Pick
NFL Odds: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Bears are 1-point favorites over the Cowboys, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 49 points. Dallas is 7-5 overall and 2-4 on the road, while Chicago is 6-6 overall and 4-2 at home.
Line Movement: The Bears opened as 2-point favorites and at one point this week they became 1-point underdogs. But after the game was bet back down to a pick, Chicago has re-emerged as a favorite and is now -1.
Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 67% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Cowboys. This information is subject to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date NFL public betting numbers.
KEY NFL BETTING TRENDS: The Bears are just 3-12-1 against the spread in their last 16 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last six games versus a team with a winning record, and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS loss. They're also 5-16 ATS in their last 21 gamesFairleigh Dickinson vs. Iowa Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Iowa is a 31.5-point favorite over Fairleigh Dickinson, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 147 points. The Knights enter play with a 3-8 overall record and are 2-5 on the road this season, while the Hawkeyes are 9-1 overall and 6-0 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: Iowa opened as a 30-point favorite but the spread has been bet up to 31.5 at most online and Vegas sports books. As for the total, it opened at 147.5 and has been bet down to 147.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 68% of college basketball public bettors currently favor the Hawkeyes. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: Take Iowa. According to latest college basketball trends, the Hawkeyes are 21-6 against the spread in their last 27 games following a straight up win and 14-5 ATS in their last 19 non-conference games. They're also 36-15 ATS in their last 51 home games,Blazers vs. Jazz Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Trail Blazers as 7-point favorites over the Jazz, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 203.5 points. Portland enters play with a 17-4 overall record and is 8-2 on the road this season, while Utah is 4-18 overall and 3-8 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Trail Blazers opened as 7-point favorites and that's where the line currently sits at most online and Vegas sports books. As for the total, it opened at 200.5 and has been bet up to 203.5.
PUBLIC BETTING: The latest public information says that 87% of bettors that have wagered on this game favor the Trail Blazers. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure to click on the link provided to get the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take Portland. According to latest NBA trends, the Trail Blazers are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games following an ATS loss and 8-1 ATS in their last nine road games. They're also 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall, 6-0 ATS in theirHurricanes vs. Canucks Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Canucks are -200 money line favorites over the Hurricanes, who are +145 on the ML. Carolina is 13-12-5 overall and 6-6-1 on the road this season, while Vancouver is 17-10-5 overall and 7-5-3 at home. The total is sitting at 5.5 goals.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Canucks opened as -170 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -157, while the Hurricanes' odds have gone from +156 down to +145.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 63% of bettors favor the Canucks. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take the over. According to latest NHL trends, the over is 4-0-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams and 4-1-1 in the last six meetings in Vancouver. The over is also 5-0 in the Hurricanes' last five games following a win, 3-0-1 in their lat four games versus Western Conference opponents and 6-1-1 in their last eight home games. On the other side, the over is 3-0-2 in the Canucks'Cowboys vs. Bears Odds
Dallas is 7-5 overall, 2-4 on the road and 8-4 against the spread. Chicago is 6-6 overall, 4-2 at home and 2-9-1 against the spread. The home team has won three straight games in this series.
Trends show that the Cowboys are 6-2 against the spread in their last 8 conference games while Chicago is 3-12-1 against the spread in their last 16 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games after losing against the spread.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, the Cowboys are the slight favorite on the road, as Dallas has odds of -1 point against the Bears on Monday night. The over/under total for the game has been set at 48 points (View Matchup). The odds for this game opened as even. It stayed that way most of the week before moving to Dallas -1. The over/under total opened at 49.5 points and climbed to 50 before dropping back to 48.
The Cowboys are coming off a 31-24 win over the Raiders on Thanksgiving. Dallas has won two straight entering this game. Dallas is now averaging 328.4 yards per game on offense while the defense is giving up 421.6 yards per contest. Tony Romo has thrown for 3,140 yardsMonday's Top 25 CBB Odds
(TheSpread) – The Top 25 College Basketball schedule for Monday features just one contest. Here is a look at the odds for the lone game taking place.
The featured game of the day has No. 24 Iowa hosting Fairleigh Dickinson at 7PM ET (View Matchup). According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Iowa is the clear favorite in this game, as the Hawkeyes have been given odds of -30 points against Fairleigh Dickinson on Monday.
Iowa is 9-1 on the season, 6-0 at home and 5-4 against the spread. Fairleigh Dickinson is 3-8 overall, 2-5 on the road and 3-2 against the spread. These two have no recent meetings, but Iowa is 19-7 against the spread in its last 26 games overall and 36-15 ATS in its last 51 home games.
For a look at the odds for all of Monday’s Top 25 games, see below
Top 25 College Basketball Opening Odds for Monday, December 9
721 Fairleigh Dickinson +30
722 Iowa -30Monday's NHL Odds
(TheSpread) – The NHL Schedule for Monday features a total of four games. Here is a look at the odds for the four games on the schedule.
The featured game of the day has the Vancouver Canucks hosting the Carolina Hurricanes at 10PM ET (View Matchup). According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Vancouver is favored at home, as the Canucks have odds of -170 to win, while the Hurricanes have a money line of +150 to prevail. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5.5 goals. Carolina is 13-12-5 overall and 6-6-1 on the road while Vancouver is 16-10-5 overall and 6-5-3 at home. The home team has won seven of the last eight in this series and these two have scored five goals or more in five straight meetings.
The other featured game of the day has the Ottawa Senators hosting the Philadelphia Flyers at 7:30PM ET (View Matchup). According to oddsmakers, the Senators are favored at home, as they have odds of -140 to win, while the Flyers have a money line of +120 to prevail. The over/under total for this game has been set at 5.5 goals. Ottawa is 11-14-5 overall and 4-8-3 at home while Philadelphia is 13-14-2 overall and 6-7-2 on the road. Philadelphia has won three straight over Ottawa and the two have hit the under in four of their last fiveMonday's NBA Odds
(TheSpread) – The NBA Schedule for Monday features six games, but just two currently have odds. Here is a look at the odds and over/under total for all of the games available.
The featured game of the day has the Charlotte Bobcats hosting the Golden State Warriors at 7PM ET (View Matchup). According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Warriors are favored on the road, as they have odds of -4.5 points at Charlotte. The over/under total for the game has been set at 193 points. Golden State is 12-9 overall, 6-7 on the road and 10-9-2 against the spread. Charlotte is 9-11 overall, 5-6 at home and 12-7-1 against the spread. Golden State has won its last two against Charlotte and covered the spread in both wins.
The other featured game on the day has the Sacramento Kings hosting the Dallas Mavericks at 10PM ET (View Matchup). According to oddsmakers, the Mavericks are favored on the road, as they have odds of -3 points at Sacramento. The over/under total for the game has been set at 202.5 points. Dallas is 13-8 overall, 4-6 on the road and 11-10 against the spread. Sacramento is 5-13 overall, 3-9 at home and 6-11-1 against the spread. Dallas has won five straight over Sacramento, covering in all five victories.
For a look at the odds and over/under totals for all of