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Season Begins With Betting Odds On Winning The NBA Championship

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The San Antonio Spurs have created a dynasty that is similar to the one that the New England Patriots have had in the NFL, go deep into the playoffs every year and pile up championships.

Now, after winning it all last year, the Spurs are once again the favorites to win it all this season. Odds makers have the odds at 3-1 before any games have been played.

A pair of their rivals in the Western Conference come in as the second and third choice as the Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks are both 4-1 picks to win it all. Of course, those odds change drastically should the Mavs wrestle Kobe Bryant away from the Lakers in a trade.

Speaking of Bryant and the Lakers, it doers not seem that the sportsbooks feel as though they have improved much from last year as they come into this year with odds of 18-1.

In the East, the Boston Celtics have gone from the laughingstock of the league the past few years, to being the favorite, as they are 3.5-1 to win the East.

Detroit, who seems to hover near the top every year, is a 38.5-1 pick, and Chicago, who is also rumored to be in the Bryant sweepstakes is a 4.75-1 pick.

If it is long shots that tickles your fancy, here are the teams odds makers feel have little shot to win the whole thing. Minnesota, fresh off trading their superstar Kevin Garnett, is 250-1, and the Atlanta Hawks are 225-1.

Many teams are in the middle of the spectrum, and anyone who has a hunch on a team needs to play them now. Once the season starts, the odds adjust according to how teams are playing and probability.…

Rockies Heading

Rockies Heading Back To Colorado Down 2-0 To Red Sox

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The Boston Red Sox have been considered the best team in baseball for most of the season, and now, on the games grandest stage, they are proving what everybody had perceived as truth, that they are, indeed, the best.

Colorado had a nine day layoff between their last game and the start of the World Series, and apparently that layoff has caused the Rockies some rust, as they have yet to get their bats going.

Now they head back home down 2-0 in this best of seven series, and they will be counting on the energy of the home crowd at Coors Field to revive them and get them back into the series before it is to late.

Boston was expected to have the better pitching coming into the series and that has been the case as they have gotten two superb performances out of aces Josh Beckett and Curt Shilling.

The Rockies will be sending Josh Fogg to the mound on Saturday night to try and get a desperately needed win for Colorado. His counterpart will be Dice-K, who the Red Sox brought over from Japan to pitch in this very situation, a chance to go up 3-0 in the World Series.

Should Boston win again, they would be on the verge of their second title in four years, and will be well on their way to supplanting the Yankees as the premier dynasty in the sport.

West Virginia And Rutgers Suddenly A Top Big East Match Up

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West Virginia was a popular pick before the season started to be the team that represents the Big East in not only the BCS, but the national championship game. Now, after losing early in the year, the Mountaineers seem to have regained championship form and are ready for a title run.

Rutgers was another of those teams that people felt could make a strong case for being one of the nations best. They had a Heisman hopeful in Ray Rice, and everyone felt after being a Cinderella team last year, that they were ready to take the next step.

They have not, and now after playing sloppy football for a better part of the season, they must protect their home turf and beat West Virginia to keep their BCS hopes alive.

The Mountaineers do not need extra motivation for such a big game, but if they did, they could just look at their #7 ranking and realize they are just a few breaks away from playing for the national title if they can do their part.

The game will be played in New Jersey, and that should help a Scarlet Knights team that is looking to avenge a loss last year that could have cost them a BCS game birth.

Game time is set for 12:00 noon and the game will air on ABC…