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No. 15 Iowa State holds off No. 19 Texas 89-86
AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Georges Niang scored 19 points, Bryce Dejean-Jones had 18 and 15th-ranked Iowa State held off No. 19 Texas 89-86 on Monday night.
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Davis' dunks aplenty lead Pelicans past 76ers, 99-74
Anthony Davis had 32 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans stretched their season-long winning streak to four games with a 99-74 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Ryan Anderson scored 19 points an...
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Patriots owner makes strong defense of team
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules regarding using under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game. ''I believe unconditionally that the...
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No. 13 North Carolina beats Syracuse 93-83 for 7-1 ACC start
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Brice Johnson had 15 of his 17 points after halftime and No. 13 North Carolina shot 55 percent to beat Syracuse 93-83 on Monday night.
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Devin Mesoraco gets $28 million, 4-year deal from Reds
All-Star catcher Devin Mesoraco agreed to a $28 million, four-year contract on Monday, leaving the Cincinnati Reds with two players in salary arbitration. The Reds were trying to get deals with two other All-Stars, third baseman Todd Frazier and clos...
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Sports odds from Las Vegas Sports Consultants (LVSC). Here the original sports odds are figured by a committee basis, with a group of certified professionals who have a particular expertise in a specific sport. While these people are extremely knowledgeable, their conclusions still have holes, because, they are human and humans make mistakes. Not to mention, there are so many factors which play into a course of a game before and during that the oddsmakers can't foresee. There is early value in most line releases and watching a live sports odds board move immediately after release of the daily sports odds will pinpoint initial adjustments.

To beat the oddsmaker at -110 vigorish a player must hit greater than 52.38% of his plays.

An odds maker (bookmaker) must take into account every possible thing which may affect the outcome of an event. The general role of the bookmaker is to act as a market maker for sports wagers, most of which have a binary outcome: a team either wins or loses. The bookmaker accepts both wagers, and maintains a spread (the vigorish) which will ensure a profit regardless of the outcome of the wager. However, the key assumption is that the total amount wagered is equal on each side, or within a certain percentage of equality. An imbalance results in a certain amount of exposure (event risk) to the bookmaker. To avoid this, bookmakers adjust their prices (sports odds) to attempt to balance wagering, so that they get the same amount of money on both sides. This can be viewed as a form of sports odds arbitrage.

Some of the more important information looked at is the quality of the teams or participants, injuries, incentive to win, weather and field conditions, where the contest is being played, history of the match-up, what each team has done recently, and what do they have ahead of them, not to mention any special particulars such as how players on a team are getting along, trade rumors, etc. If you are looking for help this season team up with one of the OB Experts. Sports Odds Handicappers

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Michigan State - Ohio State | 2013 Big 10 Championship Game
Written by Christopher Rockfeld on 12/06/2013
People have spent all season rolling their eyes at the idea of Ohio State being one of the best teams in the country. Yes, they went undefeated. but their two biggest wins came against ranked Wisconsin (which they won by 7) and on the road against No...

USC - Stanford ***FREE PICK***
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Trojan nation have become believers in interim coach Ed Orgeron, and coming off three wins in a row, are starting to think they could be Giant Killers in the Pac-10.While Orgeron has been great in inspiring his team, the 5th-ranked Cardinal are not q...

Alabama vs LSU - Free Pick
Written by Christopher Rockfeld on 11/11/2013
It’s weird to think if a two-time national champion as having a must-win game in early November, but that’s where the Alabama Crimson Tide find themselves as they head down to Baton Rouge. Many were expecting LSU to also be undefeated com...

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