Today's Sports News
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.
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).
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.
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.
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In an interesting inter-conference matchup the Denver Nuggets are two-point underdogs at the Philadelphia 76ers (7 pm ET).
The 29th Breeders’ Cup World Championship gets underway on Friday afternoon at Santa Anita Park, a ten race card that includes six of the 15 championship races.
The NBC Sports Network will be providing live coverage of the races in a four-hour telecast that gets underway at 4:00 ET.
The remaining nine Breeders’ Cup races are coming up on Saturday.
Post time for the opening race on the ten race card on Friday is 11:15am PT, and the first Breeders’ Cup race is the $500,000 Juvenile Sprint, which is the fourth race on the card with a post time of 1:06 PT.
This week's matchup on Monday Night Football offers up an important game out in the NFC West as the first-place San Francisco 49ers pay a visit to the second-place Arizona Cardinals (8:30 pm ET).
San Fran (5-2) began this season with wins over the Packers and Lions, then lost to the Vikings. The Niners then beat the Jets and Bills by a combined score of 79-3, but subsequently laid an egg in a 26-3 loss to the Giants. Then last Thursday the Niners won ugly, beating the Seahawks 13-6.
A field of eleven including Florida Derby (G1) winner Take Charge Indy will meet up at Keeneland on Saturday in the $150,000 Fayette (G2) going nine furlongs on the main track.
The Fayette is the final graded stake of the fall Keeneland meeting, which ends on Saturday. (Check out free horse handicapping contest on this meet).
Take Charge Indy was last seen running 19th in the Kentucky Derby (G1) back in May, with a minor injury sidelining the colt until Saturday.
The football action only seems to get better as the seasons progress, with important games layered all over the NCAAF and NFL betting boards. Here's a quick look at some of this weekend's happenings on the gridirons across America.
Saturday's amateur action begins, among other places, in the Big Ten where the 6-2 Northwestern Wildcats - coming off two fourth-quarter losses - are five-point home favorites vs. the 4-3 Iowa Hawkeyes (Noon ET, ESPN2)
From the World Series to key college football conference battles and burgeoning NFL playoff races... what more could a sports bettor ask for? A little basketball, perhaps? Hold on, it's right around the corner.
Here's our regular look ahead at the next 48 hours or so in sports betting.
Black-and-Blue Division rivals meet as the first-place Chicago Bears and last-place Detroit Lions get together at Soldier Field for this week's edition of Monday Night Football (8:30 pm ET, ESPN).
Can Chicago hang on to first place with a victory? Or can Detroit stay alive with an upset? And who's going to cover the point spread?