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October Opens with Football Feast

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).

Bears and 'Boys step into Monday Night Spotlight

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.

Weekend Slate Offers Up Plenty of Potential Pigskin Paydays

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).

Super Saturday Wagering at Belmont Park

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

NFL Week 4 Betting Preview: Return of the Zebras

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.

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).



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