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Your sportsbook is full this week with the Olympics taking center stage in Sochi. But basketball can also be found in the NBA and NCAA, while golf and the UFC round out the week.

The Olympics Picks Up Steam In Sochi

The 2014 Olympics in Sochi began over the weekend and goes into second gear this weekend with a full selection of events, but of course, everyone is waiting for men’s hockey to start. The big tournament kicks off on Wednesday, while North America will be featured on Thursday with Canada and the United States in action.

A Big Week For Oklahoma City Going Into All-Star Weekend

Oklahoma City has remained a strong betting option in the NBA due to an MVP-type campaign from Kevin Durant, who leads the Thunder into road games on Tuesday in Portland and Thursday in Los Angeles versus the Lakers. Durant will then star during All-Star Weekend in the Shooting Stars competition and of course, as a starter in the All-Star Game on Sunday.

Rivalry Week Tips Off In The NCAA

Rivalry Week is always a big deal in the college game, and in hoops this week, you get Michigan and Ohio State on Tuesday and Arizona and Arizona State on Friday. Florida and Kentucky highlight Saturday’s schedule, but you can’t have Rivalry Week without Duke-North Carolina, which takes place on Wednesday.

Merrick Looks To Defend Crown At Riviera

John Merrick won his first PGA title in 2013 at Riviera in the Northern Trust Open, and he will try to go back-to-back when it tees off on Thursday. He will be joined in the field by a host of former major winners.

Machida, Mousasi Square Off In Brazil

The UFC offers a free event on Fox Sports on Saturday in Brazil, and the main event will be an all-Brazilian match from the middleweight division as former 205-pound champ Lyoto Machida is favored against Gerard Mousasi.

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