Taj Gibson, Chicago Bulls
The Bulls backup big man made highlight reels with his dunk over Dwyane Wade last postseason. Gibson is a force on both ends of the floor, giving Chicago scary depth in the frontcourt.
Norris Cole, Miami Heat
The rookie point guard could be Miami's version of Rajon Rondo, complementing the Heat's Big 3. Cole is an instant shot of offensive energy.
George Hill, Indiana Pacers
The Pacers have more than a few potential X-factors on their roster, but Hill was just inserted into the starting lineup and gives Indiana a tough two-way point guard.
Avery Bradley, Boston Celtics
Bradley made the most of Ray Allen's injury, jumping into the starting lineup and holding on to the spot despite the Allen's return. Bradley and Rondo combine for one of the fastest backcourts in the NBA.
Iman Shumpert, New York Knicks
Shumpert has become the Knicks' utility man, especially since Jeremy Lin when down. Shumpert can play three positions and often finds himself guarding the opponents' best player.
Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks
Is he in or is he out? Horford has missed most of the season with a pectoral injury but could return before the postseason begins. However, the Hawks big man told reporters "I don't feel like it is realistic that I can play for the playoffs."
Stan Van Gundy, Orlando Magic
Without Dwight Howard and his job security on dangerous ground, Van Gundy has his work cut out for him in the playoffs. Stan can make a stand in Orlando if he can coach up the Magic in the playoffs.
Spencer Hawes, Philadelphia 76ers
The Sixers big man missed time this season and the team suffered because of it. With Hawes back in the paint, it frees up Elton Brand and adds to Philadelphia's deep roster.
7/16/2014 12:36:00 PM
Derek Jeter: Ghosts of girlfriends past slideshow
Earlier this year, ESPN's SportsNation unveiled a great graphic of Derek Jeter's Dating Diamond, featuring some of the legend's amazing lineup of past girlfriends. Following the Captain's final All-Star appearance Tuesday evening, we thought we'd throw together a slide show featuring his exes. Respect indeed.
4/30/2014 4:36:00 PM
Hollywood Prop Odds: Betting Bond, Superheroes and Star Wars
This week was full of exciting movie news, including the cast of Star Wars Episode VII and the announcement that the Justice League movie is moving forward. Sportsbook PaddyPower.com has props on these upcoming flicks as well as some other movies making their way to theaters in the near future.
9/4/2014 9:21:00 AM
All 32 NFL team's Super Bowl odds and cheerleaders
It seems like only yesterday that the Seattle Seahawks dominated the Denver Broncos en route to winning the franchise's first Super Bowl, but the NFL is back! To get you geared up for a new season of cashing in bets and anguishing in the misery of a bad beat, we present each team's Super Bowl odds accompanied by some of their finest eye candy. Enjoy.
5/8/2014 11:43:00 AM
FHM Sexiest Woman In The World 2015 Prop Odds
FHM just named actress Jennifer Lawrence the "Sexiest Woman in the World" for 2014 and already the good folks at PaddyPower.com have odds out on 2015's SWIW field. We look at the odds on which beauty will beat them all next year.
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1* Free Play Packers.
Last week I gave you a free play on the Jacksonville Jaguars, an easy winner that almost took the game outright. This week I’m looking at a larger favorite, but one which I think has a number of different situational, motivational and strong trend based reasons working in its favor.
I definitely feel that the Green Bay Packers are worth a second look in this spot. The Packers five game win streak would get snapped in last week’s listless 21-13 setback at Buffalo, however take note that it was the second straight week that Green Bay failed to cover the spread. A date vs. the inconsistent Buccaneers is just what the doctor ordered to get untracked though in my opinion, Tampa is coming off its fourth straight SU loss in last week’s 19-17 setback at Carolina. The Packers are in a dog fight with Detroit for the NFC North’s top seed, added incentive today to take full advantage of their weaker opponent. Note that Green Bay is 7-3 ATS in its last ten off an upset loss as a favorite, while Tampa Bay is just 2-4 ATS in its last six after scoring 20 points or less in three straight games. At this time of year, “situations” become very a important tool for handicappers, consider a play on GREEN BAY this weekend.
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