Today's Sports News
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.
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.