LAS VEGAS -- When I told people this week that I was working on an NBA season betting guide, the most common response was Why?The conventional wisdom is that we should just skip the regular season because the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers are on a collision course to meet again in the NBA Finals. Any future-book bets on any other teams are seen as throwing money away. My ESPN Chalk colleague Erin Rynning even says that the only way to bet futures on any other team is if you can predict injuries to LeBron James or to one of the Warriors stars (and in the case of the Warriors, who added Kevin Durant to an already loaded roster, you might need to take away more than two stars to keep them from contending).But were going ahead with this NBA betting guide anyway because, as I like to tell the naysayers: Even if we concede that the Warriors (prohibitive 2-7 favorites to win the Western Conference) and Cavaliers (1-4 to win the Eastern Conference) are destined to meet in the Finals, there are still plenty of betting opportunities this season, as there are 1,230 regular-season games and between 60 and 105 playoff games (the former if all series are sweeps; the latter if all go the maximum 7 games). Besides, nowadays more people bet their futures on over/under season win totals. With traditional futures, if you like a team, they have to win the title (or their conference if youre betting that way), but with over/under season win totals they just have to exceed expectations to cash the bet. You also have the option to face a team by betting them to fall short of the season win total.So Ill start with a quick note on future bets for this season, then Rynning and I will give our best over/under season win totals and some teams were looking to bet and fade in games early this season. Chris Sale Red Sox Jersey . By having more great seasons. Manning was the only unanimous choice for the 2013 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team Friday. Jackie Bradley Jr Red Sox Jersey . The catch: It needs a lot of money, and it needs it fast. http://www.redsoxapparelsshop.com/xander-bogaerts-jersey-c-24/ . -- Three close looks at the bucket, three misses. Christian Vazquez Red Sox Jersey .ca look back at each of the Top 10 stories of 2013. 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The result has to be a gold because thats a need for womens football.Although Brazil is a win away from the gold-medal match, the team will first have to overcome a pumped up Sweden team that knocked off the three-time defending champion United States in the quarterfinals. The loss sent the top-ranked Americans home without a medal for the first time at the Olympics. The World Cup champions were vying for their third straight gold.Sweden deployed a defensive strategy against the United States and won 4-3 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw. Afterward, U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo drew attention for calling Sweden a bunch of cowards for the style of play.Its a good bet that Sweden will use a similar tactic against Brazil, which defeated the Swedes 5-1 in group play. Marta and Beatriz each had two goals.Brazil, ranked eighth in the world, finished atop Group E and went on to defeat upstart Australia in the quarterfinals, advancing 7-6 on penalties after a scoreless draw.The Brazilians have twice won silver medals at the Olympics, where womens soccer made its debut in 1996. Both times, at the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Games, the United States won in the final.Sweden, ranked No. 6, finished third in the group before the big win over the United States. Swedens best finiish at the games was in Athens, when the team fell to Germany in the bronze-medal match.ddddddddddddNow we have so much energy. The way we talk about the game tomorrow, its a special moment, Sweden coach Pia Sundhage said. I thought it was a really special moment in the quarterfinal against the United States. And now we have another one. That is unique. In the same tournament, you have two special games. Now we have a chance to win a medal, and well take it.Vadao said Brazil will be without defender Fabiana, who was stretchered off in the match against the Matildas. Veteran Cristiane, who has the most Olympic goals all-time among women, with 14, is a game-time decision because of a hamstring injury.Nearly 70,000 tickets have been sold for the match at the historic 78,000-seat stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Tuesdays other semifinal match, between Canada and Germany, will be played about 275 miles to the north in Belo Horizonte. The Olympic soccer tournament has been played in cities across the country, in addition to Rio.Canada, which won bronze four years ago, is the only team from the medal round at the London Games that has returned to the semifinals in Brazil. Canada defeated France in the quarterfinals, Sweden ousted the United States, and Japan (silver) didnt qualify for the tournament.Ranked No. 10 in the world, Canada has had a brilliant run in Brazil, with wins in all four of its matches, three of which were against top-five teams. One of those victories was a 2-1 upset of No. 2 Germany in group play.Germany also made it through, however, by beating China 1-0 on Friday in Salvador. Melanie Behringer scored the only goal for the reigning European champions. Cheap Jerseys Store Cheap NFL T-shirts Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys White Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Wholesale Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Outlet Cheap Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Hoodies Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo NFL Jerseys China ' ' '