Today's Sports News
With the almost-daily barrage of college football bowl games under way, as well as the playoff races in the NFL, football bettors have plenty to choose from this weekend. Here's a quick look at some of the better football betting action available over the next three days, with pointspreads current as of Friday morning.
The New York Jets will probably have to go perfect from here on out if they want any chance at all of making the AFC playoffs. They've already won two in a row, and will try to make it three straight when they pay a visit to the 4-9 Tennessee Titans for this week's version of Monday Night Football (8:30 pm ET, ESPN).
The Betfair Hollywood Park meeting is winding down, and horseplayers will have plenty of betting action on Saturday with a couple of graded stakes on the menu along with the appearance of Zenyatta’s little sister.
In one of the best wagering races on the day a field of ten will line up in the Grade 2 $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup, a 1 ½ mile turf event for three-year-olds and upward.
The Grade 1 Hollywood Derby runner up Grandeur is the 5-2 morning line favorite for trainer Patrick Gallagher.
With six games matching teams with winning records this weekend the NFL will be must-see TV, and sets up for some great football betting action. Here's a quick preview of this weekend around the league with pointspreads in play as of Friday morning.
Monday Night Football finally offers up a blockbuster matchup as the 9-3 New England Patriots and 11-1 Houston Texans square off in Foxboro with big AFC playoff stakes on the line (8:30 pm ET, ESPN).
Last week most NFL betting outlets opened this game with New England favored by five points, and as of Monday morning most books were listing the Patriots at -4.5.
College football's regular season comes to an end this weekend with one of the great rivalries in the sport, while the pro football field heads into the home stretch as NFL teams jockey for playoff positioning with just four games to go.
Here's a quick take on some of this weekend's football betting action, with lines current as of Friday morning.
In a rematch of one of the most exciting games of earlier this season Robert Griffin III leads his 5-6 Washington Redskins against Eli Manning and the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants on this week's edition of Monday Night Football from DC (8:30 pm ET, ESPN).
Most NFL betting outlets opened this game with New York favored by one or two points, and have since bumped the Giants to -3.
The featured betting race at Aqueduct on Saturday is the $75,000 Garland of Roses at six furlongs, the race drawing a competitive field of eight fillies and mares.
The Chad Brown trained Kid Kate is the 2-1 morning line favorite, and the six-year-old mare will be making the final start of her career on Saturday.
The mare has won a stake in each year she has been running, and is 8 for 24 in her career with earnings of $463,229. Jockey Eddie Castro gets the call on the mare, who checked in third in the Pentelis in her last outing on Nov. 15.
Most everything having to do with bowl games and BCS berths and the like will be decided this weekend in college football, with the playing of the various conference championship games.
Throw in a full slate of late-season NFL games and we've got the makings of a great weekend of football wagering.
Sometimes the NFL offers up a real lemon for a Monday night game, and unfortunately for fans of good football that's what we get tonight as the all-but-dead Philadelphia Eagles host sophomore slumper Cam Newton and his Carolina Panthers (8:30 pm ET, ESPN).
These two teams both started out with high hopes for this season; instead, they've both been disasters.