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Stakes rising as Giants enter weekend favored over Packers

Conference championships, bowl berths, playoff spots and just plain pride are all on the line in football action across the spectrum this weekend. Here's a quick peek at some of what's going on, with betting lines as of Friday morning.

Aqueduct Betting: Groupie Doll Takes on Boys in Cigar Mile

Just three weeks after she trounced the ladies winning the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1), the Buff Bradley trained Groupie Doll is back to seek her fourth Grade 1 win of the year, taking on males on Saturday in the $350,000 Cigar Mile (G1) at Aqueduct.

The filly is the 8-5 morning line favorite in the race, which drew a field of seven and will go off as the eighth race on the card at the Big A that includes three other graded stakes.

Bears, 49ers bring backups to battle by the Bay

Monday night's NFL betting matchup between the 7-2 Chicago Bears and 6-2-1 San Francisco 49ers out by the Bay (8:30 pm ET, ESPN) was already going to be interesting. Now we'll get an idea of how deep these two teams are, as both are likely to start their backup quarterbacks.

Ravens favored to stifle Steelers on Sunday Night

College conference championships, longtime rivalries and injured quarterbacks headline this weekend in football. Here's a quick look at some of this weekend's gridiron betting action, with point spreads cited as of Friday morning.

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Steelers sitting as huge home chalk against Chiefs

The surging Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3) take on the stumbling, bumbling Kansas City Chiefs (1-7) in a Monday Night Football betting matchup tonight at Heinz Field (8:30 pm ET, ESPN).

Pittsburgh started just 2-3 this season, but has won three in a row after rallying to beat the Giants in New Jersey last Sunday 24-20. So the Steelers own the No. 6 seed in the AFC at the moment.

Bears headline busy weekend as slight chalk against Texans

As incredible as it is to believe, the football season is already gearing up for the postseason. College football is down to the last few remaining conference games, and the NFL is already entering Week 10.

Here's a quick look at this weekend in football betting, with odds as of Friday morning, starting with Saturday's collegiate play.

Surging Colts look to stay hot against slumping Jags

Sports bettors can't complain about the volume or frequency of wagering opportunities, with football and basketball games being played almost on a nightly basis. Here's a quick look at what's happening on sports betting boards over the next 48 hours or so.

Saints, Eagles stumble into Monday Night showdown

With the NFL regular season just halfway over, one might think it's a little early to throw the word “desperation” around. But it will be a meeting of two teams in dire need of victory when the 2-5 New Orleans Saints play host to the 3-4 Philadelphia Eagles for this week's edition of Monday Night Football (8:30 pm ET, ESPN).

Fighting Irish, high-flying Falcons favored to remain unbeaten

With October in the rear-view mirror, football really begins to get interesting as college teams jockey for position in the conference races and in the polls, and NFL teams battle in the various divisional and Wild Card races.
 
Here's a quick look at some of this weekend's football happenings, and a sampling of point spreads as of Friday morning.

NBA action kicks into high gear this week

Baseball may have run its course for this year, but have no fear, sports bettors; hoops has arrived.

Teamed with the continuing football seasons there's still plenty to choose from on the betting boards. Here's a quick look at the next two days in sports betting.

Around the NBA Wednesday night;

In an interesting inter-conference matchup the Denver Nuggets are two-point underdogs at the Philadelphia 76ers (7 pm ET).

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