Sports Notes - 01-06-2009

Jan 6, 2009 5:03 PM

UCONN 3-1 FAVORITE IN WOMEN’S HOOPS

Thumbs up to Harrah’s and the hub at Rio for releasing a first look at women’s college basketball odds. Coach Pat Summitt’s defending champion Tennessee Lady Vols are a surprising 15-1 to repeat. Right now the favorite is Connecticut at 3-1, followed by North Carolina at 4-1. Texas A&M and Texas are each 5-1. Also making the list is South Dakota State at 75-1.

BASEBALL BARGAINS AND NOT

The Las Vegas Hilton odds on Tampa Bay are a lot different than last year. Try 10-1 compared to 200-1.Also, the Florida Marlins come in at 40-1. Last year at this time, they were 200-1. If you are looking for value, both San Diego and Seattle are now 100-1 to win the World Series. Last year, each was 25-1 during the first week in January.