Sports Notes - 05-12-09

May 12, 2009 5:05 PM

DETROIT LIONS 100-1 TO START 4-0

The Detroit Lions went 0-16 last season so naturally they become fodder for NFL prop bets. Lucky’s Race & Sports Books has a first four games prop on the Lions, featuring 100-1 odds that Detroit will start the season 4-0. Seems a bit low. Lucky’s also has the Lions 12-1 to win 3, 3-1 to win 2, 7-5 to win 1 and EVEN money not to win any. The first four opponents for Detroit: at New Orleans, host Minnesota, host Washington, at Chicago.

NADAL 8-1 AT ‘M’ TO WIN GRAND SLAM

Rafael Nadal will turn 23 during the French Open, which he figures to win for the fifth straight year. M Resort lists Nadal at 4-1 to win all four major tennis titles this year. Nadal has already won the Australian Open and is the defending champ at Wimbledon. The rest of the odds for the M prop are 7-5 to win two majors, 2-1 to win three majors and 4-1 to just win the one. Nadal is -260 to win the French and +160 to win Wimbledon. We like the 8-1 for all four.