Today's Sports News
Friday’s nine race betting card at Belmont Park features the $80,000 Rob N Gin, a seven furlong test on the turf for three-year-olds and upward that drew a field of eight along with five main track only entrants if the race is shifted to the main track.
The turf course was listed as yielding for Thursday’s card, but the weather is on the improve in the Big Apple and it looks as if we will be on the turf although there is a good chance the grass course will be less than firm.
Sports bettors have plenty to choose from over the next 48 hours, with some great baseball playoff action, a taste of college football and a sprinkling of NFL thrown in. Here's a quick look at what's happening in sports betting Thursday and Friday along with the odds that are now on the move for these matchups.
Baseball playoffs are getting very interesting, as every divisional-round series has been stretched into at least a Game 4 situation. Thursday gives us four more games to play.
The Houston Texans don't get many chances to show how good they are on national TV, but they get one Monday night when they visit a reeling Jets team in New Jersey (8:30 pm ET, ESPN).
Early last week most football betting outlets opened Monday's game with Houston favored by seven points. But as of Monday morning the Texans had been bet up to -9 at most shops.
Also, the total on Monday's game sits at 40.
The opening three days of the Keeneland meeting feature seven Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” races and plenty of large fields and excellent wagering opportunities. The Keeneland betting card for Saturday features five stakes.
The marquee event of the day is the $750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (G1), with the winner earning an automatic starting spot in the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1), which is coming up at Santa Anita on Nov. 3.
With the arrival of the month of October also comes a little football weather. So as fans break out the sweatshirts and gather around the grills let's take a look at some of this weekend's more intriguing betting action on the gridiron.
Around the college ranks on Saturday:
In an interesting Big Ten matchup 5-0 Northwestern is getting two points at 3-2 Penn State (noon ET, ESPN).
Two teams with a penchant for laying eggs on occasion meet when the 2-1 Dallas Cowboys host the 2-1 Chicago Bears in this week's Monday Night Football matchup (8:30 pm ET, ESPN).
Chicago opened its season with a 41-21 victory over the Indianapolis Colts at Soldier Field, and looked pretty good in doing so. After a slow start QB Jay Cutler eventually threw for 333 yards and two scores and RBs Matt Forte and Michael Bush combined to rush for 122 yards.
The final weekend of September gives us a great 48 hours of football-filled betting action. Let's take a quick look around at some of the better games on the board.
Early on Saturday 3-0 West Virginia makes its Big 12 debut when it hosts 3-0 Baylor (noon ET). The Mountaineers are favored by 11 points over the Bears.
Down in the SEC 4-0 Georgia is a 13-point favorite over 3-1 Tennessee (3:30 pm ET).
With the Breeders’ Cup just five weeks away, Saturday is key to many of the top contenders for racing’s championship two day event.
There are a dozen Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” races slated for Saturday afternoon, six at Belmont Park, five at Santa Anita Park, and one overseas at Newmarket.
This year’s Breeders’ Cup will be held on Nov. 2-3 at Santa Anita Park. (See full odds at TurfnSport.com)
What was that roar of approval we heard from the direction of Green Bay, Wisconsin Thursday morning? Oh, so the regular zebras are back for Week 4 of this NFL season? A week late, for those in Cheesehead-land, but better late than never, right?
So with Ed Hochuli (and his pipes) and his buddies back making the calls, here's a quick look at some Week 4 NFL betting action.
When the 2012 NFL schedule came out Monday night's game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks (8:30 pm ET, ESPN) looked like a matchup of a backup quarterback who left to be a starter somewhere else going against his former team.