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  • December 10, 2015

    Could the Greater Boston area be on the verge of getting a casino? A "helpful meeting" between Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and casino mogul Steve Wynn has spurred some optimism. The get-together comes on the heels of an important ruling last week when a Suffolk Superior judge dismissed the City of Boston's lawsuit to stop the $1.7 billion casino development.

  • December 09, 2015

    It's safe to say that Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor don't like each other very much. At UFC 194, they'll finally settle their differences.

    The duo was supposed to match up at UFC 189 but just before the fight, Aldo, who is the current Featherweight champion, was forced to pull out due to injury. That left McGregor to fight Chad Mendes for the interim title, which he won, and that brings us to UFC 194 and this Saturday's unification bout in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • December 09, 2015

    The committee has narrowed down the field and we've got our College Football Playoff matchups set. As bowl season approaches, here's a look at the two most important contests.

    No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners vs No. 1 Clemson Tigers - Orange Bowl

    The top-ranked Clemson Tigers will be betting underdogs as they face the No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners for a second bowl season in a row. Clemson pounded Oklahoma in last year's Russell Athletic Bowl by a final count of 40-6. However, the setup was quite different in that contest as Oklahoma had slumped to end the season in 2014.

  • December 01, 2015

    The Oakland Raiders will be desperate for a victory to keep pace in the tight AFC Wild Card race when they host the red-hot Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday as 2.5-point betting underdogs.

    The Raiders ended a three-game straight-up losing streak last weekend with a hard-fought 24-21 win in Tennessee, covering the spread for the first time in three weeks, this time as slim 1-point chalk.

  • December 01, 2015

    Only eight teams remain in the picture for the College Football Playoff with the season wrapping up this week, and the Alabama Crimson Tide and Oklahoma Sooners lead the way ahead of the Clemson Tigers on the latest odds to win the national championship.

    The Crimson Tide remain the favorites on the college football championship odds at +110 with the SEC Championship Game against the Florida Gators on tap for them this weekend. Big favorites for that matchup, the only way the Crimson Tide fail to snag a College Football Playoff berth is if they get upset by the Gators.

  • November 26, 2015

    The Alabama Crimson Tide are second in this week's College Football Playoff rankings but first on the odds to win the national championship at the sportsbooks with their annual Iron Bowl matchup against rival Auburn on tap for Saturday.

    This week's edition of the College Football Playoff rankings has Clemson at No. 1, Alabama at No. 2, and then Oklahoma at No. 3 and Iowa at No. 4. Michigan State, Notre Dame, Baylor, Ohio State, Stanford, and Michigan round out the Top 10.

  • November 24, 2015

    The Carolina Panthers will try to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with their 11th straight victory when they visit the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday with Carolina pegged as a 1.5-point road favorite at the online sportsbooks.

    The Panthers improved their perfect straight-up record to 10-0 with a lopsided 44-16 win over the Washington Redskins last weekend, successfully covering their largest spread in almost two years by taking home the against-the-spread victory as 7-point chalk.

  • November 18, 2015

    Fans of the Houston Rockets are hoping that a coaching change will lead to a reversal in the team's early-season misfortunes, which include seven straight-up losses in their first 11 contests that have sent their NBA championship odds plummeting to 28/1 after opening the season at 16/1.

    Kevin McHale has been relieved of his duties following the team's slow start, replaced on an interim basis by assistant coach JB Bickerstaff, who will try to shore up a defense that has surrendered at least 105 points per game in each of their first 11 contests.

  • November 17, 2015

    The debate over whether or not daily fantasy sports should be considered illegal gambling has been decided in the state of New York, which followed Nevada’s lead and determined that DraftKings and FanDuel need to cease operations immediately.

    The two biggest daily fantasy sports websites tried to prevent New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman from following through on the shutdown, but they were denied by Judge Manuel Mendez on Monday, resulting in a court hearing scheduled for November 25.

  • November 17, 2015

    The surprising Minnesota Vikings will be trying to take a two-game lead atop the NFC North standings when they entertain the rival Green Bay Packers in a Week 11 betting matchup pegged as a pick'em at the sportsbooks.

    Minnesota rides a five-game straight up winning streak into Sunday afternoon's Packers vs. Vikings matchup at TCF Bank Stadium, following a decisive 30-14 road victory over the Oakland Raiders last weekend, also picking up their eighth straight against the spread win as 3-point betting underdogs.