Today's Sports News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.