Today's Sports News
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?
While the top Breeders’ Cup contenders have their final preps in and are putting in their final workouts for racing’s two-day championship event, there is plenty of betting action to keep horseplayers busy this Saturday.
There are seven stakes with over $1 million in purses up for grabs on New York Showcase Day at Belmont Park.
The races are restricted to New York breds and the seven stakes drew large competitive fields that are sure to produce handsome payoffs.
For sports bettors it is indeed a most wonderful time of the year, with baseball playoffs and college football and the NFL coming at us hour after hour, channel after channel. Hey, no complaints here, right?
In that spirit, here's a quick preview of the next 48 hours or so in sports betting.
October continues to offer up great sports betting opportunities and the next couple of days are no exception, as bettors get to choose from some high-stakes baseball, a key NFL west coast divisional battle and some college football for their action. Here's a quick preview of the next 48 hours in sports betting.
With the rest of the AFC West floundering the 3-2 San Diego Chargers get a chance to grab a firm hold of that division when they host the 2-3 Denver Broncos for this week's edition of Monday Night Football from QualComm Stadium (8:30 pm ET, ESPN).
Can the Bolts bounce back after a tough loss in New Orleans? Or can the Broncos rebound after a loss at New England?
Can Notre Dame get to 6-0? How about Kansas State? Does anybody want to win the Big Ten? Who will survive in the SEC? And what kind of numbers is Geno going to post this weekend?
Those questions just touch on some of Saturday's exciting pigskin proceedings, and don't even mention Sunday's happenings in the NFL. Here's a quick look at some of this October weekend's football, starting with Saturday's NCAA action: