What Bettors Should Know for Saturday, August 16

MLB - There are some great matchups around the league between playoff-contending teams and stud pitchers. In the National League, the Brewers (Gallardo) are only getting 15% of bets as big +180 dogs in LA against the Dodgers (Kershaw). The Pirates send LHP Jeff Locker to the mound in Washington to take on the Nationals (Gonzalez) where both teams are seeing split action.

- In the AL, the Mariners and Felix Hernandez are slight road favorites against the Tigers and David Price. Check out all the opening and current lines, betting percentages, injuries, and more key information at our free live odds page.

EPL - Swansea and Manchester United got the 2014-15 Premier League season underway this morning with Swansea earning a 2-1 upset over Manchester United. Swansea opened +1025 to win and closed at +725 despite over 70% of bets on United. Though futures have been taken down for the weekend, check out our season preview highlighting the opening title odds, contenders, previews, picks, and more.

NFL – Looking for prop or future odds? We have you completely covered at our NFL blog. With the season starting shortly and fantasy football drafts in full swing, check out our previews at each key position:

NCAAF - Notre Dame got some bad news yesterday when some of their football program was investigated and kicked off the team for academic fraud. Their Season Win Total was listed at 7.5 at BetUS yesterday and their Week 1 odds against Rice dropped from -24 to -20.5.

NBA - The NBA is just over 2 months away and books have started to release Season Win Totals for each team as well as early MVP odds. Is this the year for Cleveland to finally get a coveted championship?

Sports Insights - We’ve been hard at work all summer getting you prepared for the fall betting season. We’re currently running our first Bet Labs Gridiron Special and we’ll be releasing our annual Live Odds Early Bird Special next week:

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