Thursday, March 22, 2012
Bovada covers the betting action this week - NHL - NCAAB - F1 - NBA
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1. NHL: Detroit at NY Rangers (Wednesday, 7:30 pm)
Both the Red Wings and Rangers are gearing up for the playoffs with just a few weeks of NHL betting action remaining in the regular season, and this midweek matchup is a potential preview of the Stanley Cup final.
Detroit is currently listed at 8/1 on the NHL futures odds to come out of the Western Conference and win the Stanley Cup, while New York is at 7/1 and enter this week in first place in the Eastern Conference. The Penguins (5/1), Canucks (11/2), Blues (15/2), and defending champion Boston Bruins (9/1) round out the current Top 6 Stanley Cup contenders.
2. NCAAB: Wisconsin vs. Syracuse (Thursday, 7:15 pm)
The Sweet 16 is set to hit the court this week as March Madness continues with No. 4 seed Wisconsin taking on No. 1 seed Syracuse in Boston in the first of four Thursday night college basketball betting matchups at the NCAA Tournament.
Also Thursday, No. 4 Louisville takes on No. 1 Michigan State at Columbus, No. 6 Cincinnati tangles with No. 2 Ohio State at Boston, and No. 7 Florida tips off against No. 3 Marquette at Phoenix.
3. NCAAB: Indiana vs. Kentucky (Friday, 9:45 pm)
The overall top-seeded Kentucky Wildcats opened as the NCAA Tournament chalk at 9/4 odds but they’ll face a stiff test on Friday in the second night of Sweet 16 college basketball betting action, as the No. 4 Indiana Hoosiers will be gunning for the upset in Atlanta.
Also Friday, No. 10 Xavier faces No. 3 Baylor in the early matchup in Atlanta, while at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis No. 13 Ohio tackles No. 1 North Carolina, and No. 11 North Carolina State battles No. 2 Kansas.
4. Formula 1: Malaysia Grand Prix (Sunday, 4:00 am)
Jenson Button will be looking to make it two wins in a row to open the new campaign of Formula 1 auto-racing betting action at the Malaysia Grand Prix in Kuala Lampur this weekend, after the McLaren driver won the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Button’s teammate Lewis Hamilton finished third in Melbourne while the defending F1 champion driver Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing was the runner-up at Albert Park.
Vettel won the Malaysia Grand Prix last year and opened as the 9/4 favorite to repeat, with Button (5/2 odds) finishing in second place.
5. NBA: Miami at Oklahoma City (Sunday, 8:00 pm)
The top two teams on the NBA futures odds to win a championship square off in prime-time on Sunday night, as LeBron James and the Miami Heat (3/2 odds to win the NBA championship) square off against Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder (4/1 odds).
The last time these two teams met was back on March 16, 2011 when Durant netted a game-high 29 points and the Thunder held James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to a combined 61 points on 21-of-59 shooting in a 96-85 outright victory by OKC as 6-point road dogs on the NBA betting odds.
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