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  • 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.

  • November 12, 2015

    Joseph McKeehen was the +175 favorite (bet $100 to win $175) heading into the November Nine as the overall chip leader and ended up winning the 2015 World Series of Poker on Tuesday at the Penn & Teller Theater in Las Vegas.

    McKeehen took home $7.68 million by outlasting Josh Beckley, who was 14/1 and won $4.47 million.

    Beckley could not be too disappointed though after he was seventh in chips going into the final event. On his last hand, the New Jersey native went all-in with a pair of fours and was beaten when McKeehen turned an ace-10 into a pair of 10s on the flop.

  • November 12, 2015

    Ronda Rousey will be looking to successfully defend her UFC Women's Bantamweight championship for a seventh time when she takes on challenger Holly Holm at UFC 193 on Saturday as a strong -2000 betting favorite.

    Rousey has owned the division since joining the UFC in 2012 while still holding the Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Championship, winning six straight fights, all inside the distance, to improve her overall professional record to a perfect 12-0.

    The 28-year-old has kept busy in 2015, recording a pair of first-round victories at UFC 184 and UFC 190.

  • November 10, 2015

    Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are the biggest favorite on the early NFL Week 10 betting lines at the sportsbooks as they host the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field.

    The Packers have dropped two in a row to unbeaten Denver and Carolina to fall into a tie for first in the NFC North with the Minnesota Vikings at 6-2. Rodgers and cohorts are 11.5-point favorites against visiting Detroit, which has only won one game.

  • November 06, 2015

    Peyton Manning will be poised to smash Brett Favre's all-time career passing yard record when he leads the Denver Broncos into Indianapolis on Sunday to take on the Colts as 5-point betting favorites at the sportsbooks.

    Manning threw for 340 yards last weekend in a decisive 29-10 win over Green Bay, marking the fifth time in his career he has led a team to a 7-0 start.

  • November 06, 2015

    Chip leader Joseph McKeehen is the betting favorite on the odds to win the grand prize at the World Series of Poker with the event set to resume on Sunday with the November Nine.

    McKeehen is the +175 favorite on the updated odds to win the WSOP tournament at the sportsbooks, with the Pennsylvania native holding 63,100,100 chips with the final table on tap for this weekend. McKeehen has cashed at the World Series of Poker eight times previously in his career, but he's never picked up a bracelet.

  • November 03, 2015

    While the Kansas City Royals organization and its fans are basking in the glow of their 2015 World Series triumph, there is already strong speculation in betting futures revolving around next fall's MLB champion.

    The Chicago Cubs, who are coming off their strongest push for a long-sought championship in more than a decade, are the early 2016 World Series odds favorite at +1100 - meaning a successful $100 wager would produce an $1100 profit.

  • November 03, 2015

    Unbeaten on the season, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are the biggest favorite on the early Week 9 NFL betting lines at the sportsbooks as they get a visit from the Washington Redskins at Gillette Stadium.