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Former Badger Wilson Leads Seahawks Against Packers

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.

Belmont Park Betting: Undefeated Awesome Feather Returns in Nasty Storm

A nasty storm hit the Belmont Park area on Tuesday, but the sun will be shining on Thursday afternoon as the undefeated Awesome Feather is the headliner in the $85,000 Nasty Storm Stakes, a one mile dirt race that drew a field of seven.

Awesome Feather won the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) to cap off a perfect two-year-old campaign where she won all six of her starts.

Since then she has only managed to make three starts thanks to a few physical issues that included a bowed tendon.

Midweek Sports Wagering Update

For many sports bettors the next month or so is probably the best time of the year. Baseball every day, and football nearly every day. What do the next 48 hours or so offer up? Here's a quick look.

Hardball Pennant Race Action

Monday Night Football Odds: Falcons vs Broncos

Even though they've had some success over recent seasons, the Atlanta Falcons still don't get too many chances to show their stuff on national TV.

But they get such a chance Monday night when they welcome Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos into the Georgia Dome for an NFL inter-conference bout (8:35 pm ET).

Coaches' grudge match in Sunday Night spotlight

The coaches may be downplaying it but NFL football fans are certainly looking forward to this Sunday night when the Detroit Lions and coach Jim Schwartz collide with the favored San Francisco 49ers and coach Jim Harbaugh in a rematch of the notorious “Handshake Bowl” at Candlestick Park (8:20 pm Eastern, NBC).

Belmont Park Wagering: Race of Day for Friday Sept. 14

A field of eight New York bred three-year-old fillies will line up in the featured race at Belmont Park on Friday, the $85,000 Judy Soda, a one mile betting race on the main track.

The John Parisella trained Sunny Desert is the 2-1 morning line betting favorite and comes into the race riding a three race win streak, and she has landed in the exacta in six of her eight career starts.

Week 2 kicks off with favored Packers battling Bears

After a disappointing start to the season in which they were held to just a pair of offensive touchdowns, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are right back in action Thursday night (8:20 pm Eastern) as big favorites against the arch-rival Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field.

Division rivals set for Monday night doubleheader

The NFL's regular season explodes into action Sunday with 13 games. Then Monday, as is the new tradition, the NFL gives us a pair of games to play with - this time a couple of divisional battles. Here's  a quick look at the two Monday night matchups that will finish off Week 1.

Week 1 NFL Opening Odds and Line Moves

The Cowboys and Giants opened the season Wednesday and underdog bettors immediately turned a profit with Dallas winning.

And historically, big underdogs in Week 1 have been a solid bet. Double-digit road underdogs are 14-4 ATS since 1991 and big home underdogs of 9 or more (the Browns and Titans both fit this category) are 8-5 ATS.

What does Sunday's NFL Week 1 betting board offer up? Here's a quick preview of what could make solid picks in your weekly NFL office pool or bankroll contest.

Cowboys open season as road dogs against Giants

The defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants are listed as 4-point favorites against the division rival Dallas Cowboys as the NFL regular season kicks off Wednesday night (8:30 pm ET, NBC) at MetLife Stadium.

The Giants, who are 5-1 ATS in their past six head-to-head matchups with the Cowboys, buried Dallas 31-14 late last year to clinch the NFC East title while Tony Romo and company missed the playoffs.



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