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2021 NBA Conference Semifinals Series Odds – Nets Remain Heavy Favorites vs. Surging Bucks

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Roy Larking Updated NBA Finals Futures Odds So long to the defending champs! For the first time in his career, LeBron James experienced a first-round exit in the playoffs as the rising Suns eliminated the Lakers 4–2 in the quarterfinal round.......

Nations League: United States, Mexico are favorites but face tough tests

ESPN
After a year-long postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic, the CONCACAF Nations League finals kick off this week, and there are plenty of storylines to keep track of ahead of Thursday’s semifinals and Sunday’s final in Denver. The United States — featuring Christian Pulisic, Sergino Dest, and Giovanni Reyna —......

Avalanche Are Cup Favorites, but Even the Islanders Can Dream

New York Times
Andrew Knoll The N.H.L. playoffs begin on Saturday the same way the 56-game regular season played out: the schedule featured entirely intradivisional play and the postseason will be no different through the first two rounds. The four semifinalists will be seeded for the conference finals based on their records, and......

Avalanche Are Cup Favorites, but Even the Islanders Can Dream

New York Times
Andrew Knoll The N.H.L. playoffs begin on Saturday the same way the 56-game regular season played out: the schedule featured entirely intradivisional play and the postseason will be no different through the first two rounds. The four semifinalists will be seeded for the conference finals based on their records, and......

Mailbag: Favorites to Win Rookie of the Year

Want some answers to draft questions with a little Aaron Rodgers sprinkled in? That’s exactly what you’re about to get … USA TODAY Sports (Lawrence); Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports (Surtain) From Jay (@RedskinsCult): Who are your candidates for ROY (offense & defense)? Jay, this is always a fun exercise for......

Cramer backs Ford, undrafted in the CNBC Stock Draft, to outperform recovery favorites

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Thursday endorsed Ford Motor as having the best odds of staging the biggest rally now through early February. As athletes and celebrities in CNBC’s annual Stock Draft picked recovery favorites earlier Tuesday, Cramer, who is not......

MLB Bets for Tuesday, April 27: Nationals Rare Road Favorites vs. Blue Jays

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgwNjE5MDk2NTI0NTk2MzEy/usatsi_15941460.jpg Roy Larking Have you signed up to become an SI PRO subscriber this baseball season? Your membership gives you access to betting information and plays in real time through our Discord chat, so you never miss an opportunity to get in on the action before the lines move. And......

Two traders pick their FAANG favorites ahead of earnings next week

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The FAANG stocks are in for an eventful week. Every high-profile technology stock in the group except Netflix is set to report earnings in coming days. Alphabet will report on Tuesday, Apple and Facebook on Wednesday and Amazon on Thursday.......

LAFC over Columbus Crew for MLS Cup? Our 2021 predictions, MVP favorites, team-by-team talking points

ESPN
The 26th season of Major League Soccer kicks off on Friday as Houston Dynamo host San Jose at BBVA Stadium (8 p.m. ET, ESPN+) and after a wild season in 2020, it’s a clean slate and a reset in 2021 with a full schedule, another new team (welcome, Austin FC)......

2021 MLB season predictions: From division champs and World Series picks to MVP and Cy Young favorites

ESPN
After a 60-game season in 2020, MLB is set to begin a complete 162-game schedule on Thursday with a full slate of 15 matchups, starting in New York with the Yankees hosting the Blue Jays (1:05 ET, ESPN). Can the Los Angeles Dodgers repeat, or will they be challenged by......

Three No. 1 seeds advance, but Stanford, UConn remain favorites in women’s Final Four

ESPN
12:15 AM ET Mechelle Voepel Close ESPN.com Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. Charlie Creme Close ESPN.com Charlie Creme projects the women’s NCAA tournament bracket for ESPN.com. The......

GameStop shares surge in premarket as Reddit favorites rally again

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Shares of GameStop climbed 44% in premarket trade on Thursday as heavily-shorted stocks favored by Reddit traders look set for a resurgence. Investors piled into the bricks-and-mortar video game retailer on Wednesday following the reported......

2021 Australian Open experts’ picks: Naomi Osaka, Novak Djokovic clear favorites

ESPN
8:00 AM ET ESPN staff The first Grand Slam event of the year has finally arrived. The 2021 Australian Open will provide a little bit of a return to normalcy, as fans will be in attendance. Despite the obstacles, from 72 players having to quarantine upon arrival and forced to......

The 10 tiers of college football in 2021: Favorites, disappointments and potential surprise teams

ESPN
There’s no more ubiquitous measure of “good” in college sports than the top-25 college football poll, and yet, it’s entirely arbitrary. Entering the College Football Playoff, Ohio State was ranked one spot ahead of Notre Dame, which was one spot ahead of Texas A&M. But the margin between the Buckeyes......

Viewers’ Streaming Favorites? Old Network TV Shows

New York Times
“The Office,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Criminal Minds” represent three genres that have been mainstays in American entertainment — workplace comedies, and medical and crime dramas. They also feature a combined library of 830 episodes, which significantly boosted them in the Nielsen lists, which ranked shows based on total minutes watched.......

Bob Baffert at the Breeders’ Cup: Awash in Favorites and Suspicion

New York Times
Joe Drape To that end, the Jockey Club and others in the industry have supported the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act, a federal bill that would give the United States Anti-Doping Agency, which revealed Armstrong’s cheating and issued a lifetime suspension in 2012, the authority to create a regulatory plan......

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