Archive for August, 2014

Cleveland Indians versus Kansas City Royals Major League Baseball Betting Preview

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

ESPN Sunday Night Baseball will feature two pennant contenders as the Cleveland Indians will conclude a weekend series against the Kansas City Royals from MLB action scheduled for August 31st. The Indians and Royals will get things started from Kansas City at 8PM Eastern Time and ESPN2 has the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the home side Kansas City Royals the – 170 wagering favorite with the return on the road underdog Cleveland Indians at +150 odds. The run total is lined at 8 runs. Those who play the Kansas City Royals on the run line and lays the -1 ½ runs will get back +135 odds. Bettors choosing the +1 ½ run head start with the Cleveland Indians will have to lay -115 odds for their run line wager.

A check of the standings and we find with their recent slump the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers are tied for first place in the AL Central with identical 74-61 records with only 27 games remaining on the schedule. Cleveland has rallied to be within 3 ½ games of both KC and Detroit. In the wildcard race the Tigers and Royals hold the final spot with the Indians 3 ½ back for that final spot. They must pass Seattle who is in the mix just 1 ½ game back for the second wildcard. Kansas City has lost three straight including the first two games of this series. The Indians win 6-1 on Friday and they edged the Royals 3-2 on Saturday. Cleveland has won three straight and six of their past seven games to get back into the race. The pitching has come through for the Indians as they give up two runs or less in five of their past seven games. The pitching matchup on Sunday night baseball will feature Indians left hander T.J. House going up against Royals left hander Danny Duffy.

Miami Hurricanes versus Louisville Cardinals College Football Betting Preview

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

A new college football season has begun and with the NFL starting later in the week Monday Night Football will feature an NCAA contest as the Miami Hurricanes will hit the road on Labor Day September 1st as they face the Louisville Cardinals. The Hurricanes and Cardinals will get things started from Louisville at 8PM Eastern Time and ESPN TV will provide the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the home team Louisville Cardinals the -3 ½ point wagering favorite with the over under line set at 53 ½ points. Those who play on Louisville on the money line will lay -170 odds with the return on Miami on the money line at +150 odds.

The teams met in last year’s Russell Athletic Bowl and it was Louisville with the 36-9 rout of Miami as a -5 ½ point wagering favorite. The game was very one sided as the Cardinals gained 554 yards with Miami posting just 174 rushing yards. Teddy Bridgewater was under center for Louisville and he now exits for the NFL. The job in 2014 will go to sophomore Will Gardner for head coach Bobby Petrino. Gardner in his freshman campaign saw mop up work in his freshman season last year and hit on 8 of 12 passes for 112 yards with two touchdowns. Louisville was an outstanding defensive club but must replace seven starters to the defensive side of the football. The Cardinals were a one loss team in 2013 and that loss came at home to Central Florida by a 38-35 score laying -14 ½ point favorite. Head coach Al Golden had a little motivation in the summer as no doubt this game has been circled after the embarrassment eight months ago. Miami has to break in a new quarterback and they will go with freshman Brad Kaaya. Their stud running back Duke Johnson is back for Miami and is cleared to play after suffering a season ending broken leg last season. The Hurricanes will have seven starters back on both the offense and defensive side of the field.

NCAA College Football Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Sunday

Friday, August 29th, 2014

With the NFL regular season a week away it will be college football taking center stage on Sunday August 31st as there are two outstanding games scheduled over national television that will greatly satisfy the appetite of pro football bettors worldwide.

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The action gets underway at 7PM Eastern Time as the Utah St Aggies will hit the road to open their season against the Tennessee Volunteers. It will be the SEC Network televising this game from Tennessee. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home team Tennessee Volunteers the -6 point wagering favorite with a total lined at 51 ½ points. Those who play on Tennessee on the money line will lay -240 odds with the return on Utah St Aggies at +200 odds on the money line. Utah St has played in three straight bowl games including posting a win against a very good Northern Illinois school in the Poinsettia Bowl 21-14. Utah St suffered heavy turnover losing 8 starters on offense and 6 to their defense. They have a senior under center in Chuckie Keeton. Tennessee has missed a bowl game for the past three seasons. Senior quarterback Justin Worley will have all his targets back from last year in the passing game.

The SMU Mustangs will face an extreme test in week one on the road as they face the Baylor Bears. Things get started from Baylor at 7:30PM Eastern Time and FOX Sports 1 will provide the coast to coast broadcast. The current point spread in this game has the home side Baylor Bears the -33 point wagering favorite with the over under set at 74 points. SMU missed a bowl game in 2013 as they finished at 5-7 as two straight losses to close the season were costly. Sophomore quarterback Neal Burcham is a first year starter who saw limited work last year with 2 touchdowns and 4 picks. Baylor finished 10-2 and made the Fiesta Bowl last year. Senior quarterback Bryce Petty returns after passing for 32 touchdowns and 3 picks in 2013. The Bears offense put up 52.4 points per game last year.

NCAA College Football Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Saturday

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

We have hit out first Saturday from the 2014 college football season and scheduled over national television on August 30th are several outstanding matchups over national television that will greatly satisfy the appetite of sports bettors worldwide. The action on the field gets started super early at 8:30AM Eastern Time.

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It will be bright and early in the United States when the Penn St Nittany Lions will face the Central Florida Knights. It all gets started from Dublin Ireland at 8:30AM Eastern Time over ESPN2 TV. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the Central Florida Knights favored by -2 points with an over under line set at 46 points.

The Alabama Crimson Tide will make their 2014 season debut against the West Virginia Mountaineers. They get started on a neutral field in Atlanta Georgia at 3:30PM Eastern Time on ABC TV. Alabama is lined as a 26 point favorite with a total of 55 points.

Two powerhouses get together in week one as the Clemson Tigers will hit the road to face the Georgia Bulldogs. The Tigers and Bulldogs begin from Georgia at 5:30PM Eastern Time and ESPN has the coast to coast broadcast. Georgia is a -7 ½ point favorite with a total lined at 54 ½ points.

Steve Sarkisian will make his head coaching debut with USC as his Trojans host the Fresno St Bulldogs with a kick off of 7:30PM Eastern Time over FOX TV. USC is lined at a -21 ½ point wagering favorite with an over under line set at 57 ½ points.

The defending national champion Florida St Seminoles will lock horns with the Oklahoma St Cowboys at 8PM Eastern Time from Arlington Texas on ABC TV. Florida St is well fancied as a -17 ½ point wagering favorite with the total in this opener at 63 ½ points.

The LSU Tigers will be in for a major test on a neutral field as they play the Wisconsin Badgers. They start from Houston Texans at 9PM Eastern Time over ESPN TV. LSU is a -5 point favorite with the total lined at 50 ½ points.

NCAA College Football Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Friday

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Week 1 of the college football season rolls on and scheduled over national television on Friday August 29th are five outstanding games over national television that will greatly satisfy the appetite of sports bettors worldwide.

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It all gets started at 7PM Eastern Time as the BYU Cougars hit the road to face the Connecticut Huskies. The Cougars and Huskies begin play at 7PM Eastern Time and ESPN TV has the coast to coast broadcast. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the road side BYU Cougars the -16 ½ point wagering favorite with a total lined at 51 points. The Cougars will have junior running quarterback Taysom Hill back after a monster 2013 campaign.

The Bowling Green Falcons will be hitting the road in week one to face the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at 8PM Eastern Time over CBS College Sports TV. The road team Bowling Green Falcons are lined as a -7 ½ point favorite with the total coming in at 60 ½ points. This game will feature two first year coaches making their debut for their school.

A heated in-state rivalry game is on tap as the Colorado St Rams and Colorado Buffaloes meet on a neutral field. This game will be played in Denver at 9PM Eastern Time and FOX Sports 1 will televise. The PAC 12 school Colorado is favored by -3 points with a total lined at 60 points. Colorado St broke a long bowl drought last season.

Another in-state battle is scheduled in week one as the Texas San Antonio Roadrunners will travel to play the Houston Cougars at 9PM Eastern Time over ESPNU TV. Houston is favored at home by -10 ½ points with a total lined at 54 points. Houston sophomore quarterback Jim O’Korn returns after a very good freshman campaign.

The late night game will feature two west coast programs as the UNLV Rebels are on the road facing the Arizona Wildcats. These two 2013 bowl teams will meet in Arizona at 10:30PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV. Arizona is the -23 ½ point favorite with the total lined at 60 points. Both teams will break in first year starting quarterbacks.

NFL Pro Football Preseason Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Thursday

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

The 2014 NFL preseason will come to an end on Thursday August 28th as there are 16 games scheduled over national television that will greatly satisfy the appetite of pro football bettors worldwide. Two games are scheduled live over national television.

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The New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles will meet in preseason action as things started from Philadelphia at 7PM Eastern Time and NFL Network has the coast to coast broadcast. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker sportsbook, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the home side Philadelphia Eagles the -2 ½ point wagering favorite with a total lined at 43 ½ points. The Eagles will not play Nick Foles or Mark Sanchez as they showcase third string quarterback Matt Barkley.

The St Louis Rams will face the Miami Dolphins at 7PM Eastern Time. The current odds have the home side Miami Dolphins the -3 point favorite with a total lined at 39 ½ points. St Louis will turn to veteran Shaun Hill as the team’s starter after losing Sam Bradford for the season.

The Washington Redskins will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to conclude their preseason campaign. They get things started from Tampa Bay at 7:30PM Eastern Time. Tampa Bay is favored by -3 points with a total lined at 39 points. Robert Griffin III has not looked good in preseason and there are those calling for Kirk Cousins to start in week one.

The Denver Broncos will be in Denver to close out the preseason as they face the Dallas Cowboys at 8PM Eastern Time. Denver is favored by -1 point on the road with an over under line set at 43 ½ points. The Broncos have gotten good production from their backup quarterbacks Brock Osweiler and Zac Dystert.

The late night game will feature the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks hitting the road to battle the Oakland Raiders at 10PM Eastern Time live on NFL Network. The current odds from this game have the road team Seattle Seahawks the -5 ½ point wagering favorite with a total lined at 39 points. Seattle plays to win the preseason and is coming off home blowout wins to the Bears and Chargers.

New York Yankees versus Kansas City Royals Major League Baseball Betting Preview

Monday, August 25th, 2014

We are deep into August and the pennant races from Major League Baseball is heating up and on tap on ESPN Monday Night Baseball is a good one as the New York Yankees hit the road to open up a series against the Kansas City Royals. The Yankees and Royals will get things started from Kansas City Monday August 25th at 7PM Eastern Time and ESPN TV has the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the home side Kansas City Royals the -135 wagering favorite with the over under line set at 7 ½ runs. Those who choose to play on Kansas City on the run line and lays the -1 ½ runs will get back +150 odds. Bettors choosing the +1 ½ run head start with the New York Yankees will have to lay -170 odds for their run line wager.

A check of the standings and we find the Kansas City Royals sitting atop the AL Central with a mark of 72-57. They have gotten good pitching from the starters and bullpen all season. The hitting has finally come around and the Royals got hot and the Tigers got cold so KC hit the top of the AL Central standings. The Yankees sit at 67-61 in the AL East but are 6 games behind the Baltimore Orioles for the AL East with just 34 games left to be played. In the Wildcard race the Yankees are 3 ½ games behind the Seattle Mariners for the final playoff spot in the American League. They still must pass Detroit who is one game behind the Mariners. The pitching matchup for Game 1 of this series will feature Yankees right hander Michael Pineda who will oppose Kansas City right hander James Shields. Pineda returned to the rotation after a back injury the sidelined him for nearly four months and has allowed three earned runs total in his two starts back. Shields has allowed two earned runs or less in five of his past six starts.

LA Angels versus Oakland Athletics Major League Baseball Betting Preview

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

ESPN Sunday Night Baseball will conclude an American League West key series as the LA Angels will look to avoid the sweep as they face the Oakland Athletics. The Angels and Athletics will get things started from Oakland at 8PM Eastern Time and ESPN TV will provide the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the home side Oakland Athletics the -135 wagering favorite with the take back on the road underdog LA Angels at +125 odds. The run total is set at 7 ½ runs. Those who play on the Oakland Athletics on the run line and lays the -1 ½ runs will get back +155 odds. Bettors choosing the +1 ½ run head start with the LA Angels will have to lay -175 odds for their run line wager.

The Oakland Athletics have won both games in this three game series and has tied the Angels for first place as the teams enters play with a season record of 76-52. In Game 1 on Friday it was the Athletics winning 5-3 as Sonny Gray goes a good 8 1/3rd innings in victory. It was a pitching duel on Saturday night as Jon Lester throws seven innings in a 2-1 home victory by Oakland. The Athletics have won three of their four games on this current home stand after dropping five straight as they concluded an east coast road trip last week. This is game ten of a road trip for the Angels and the team is 6-3. The pitching matchup for the series finale will feature Angel veteran right hander Jered Weaver on the mound as he will oppose veteran left hander Scott Kazmir for the Oakland Athletics. Weaver has compiled a record of 13-7 in his 27 starts in 2914 with an ERA of 3.70 and WHIP of 1.23. Kazmir has had a good 2014 campaign as he enters this key contest with a mark of 14-5 in his 25 starts with an ERA of 2.73 and WHIP of 1.06.

NCAA College Football Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Thursday

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

A new college football season has begun as there are several outstanding matchups over national television on Thursday August 28th that will greatly satisfy the appetite of sports bettors worldwide. The action gets started on the gridiron at 6PM Eastern Time.

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It will be an SEC conference showdown as the Texas A&M Aggies and South Carolina Gamecocks kicks off the season with a start time of 6PM Eastern Time over SEC Network. South Carolina is the home team and is favored at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business by -10 ½ points with an over under line set at 57 ½ points. This marks the beginning of a new era at Texas A&M as Johnny Manziel has exited the program. Connor Shaw exited South Carolina so both clubs break in new starters as quarterback.

The Mississippi Rebels will open up play as they face the Boise St Broncos. This game will be played on a neutral field in the Georgia Dome with a start time of 8PM Eastern Time with ESPN TV providing the coast to coast broadcast. Mississippi is the -10 point wagering favorite with a total lined at 55 points. Ole Miss has one of the few returning quarterbacks in the SEC in Bo Wallace.

The Temple Owls will be tested in week one as they travel in week one to play the Vanderbilt Commodores. They kick off from Vanderbilt at 9:15PM Eastern Time and SEC Network provides the broadcast. Vanderbilt is favored by -14 ½ points with a total set at 52 ½ points. Coaching turnover for Vanderbilt as James Franklin leaves the Commodores for Happy Valley as he lands at Penn St.

The late night game has the Rutgers Scarlet Knights hitting the Pacific Northwest to face the Washington St Cougars. Things begin in Washington St at 10PM Eastern Time and FOX Sports 1 has the nationwide broadcast. Washington St is favored by -8 ½ points with a total set at 61 points. Both teams field many playmakers from their offense back from the 2013 season. Rutgers opened up the season in 2013 at Fresno St and played a very high scoring game.

NFL Pro Football Preseason Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Sunday

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

The NFL week three of the preseason will come to an end on Sunday August 24th as there are two outstanding pro football games over national television that will greatly satisfy the appetite of sports bettors worldwide. The action gets underway from the gridiron at 4PM Eastern Time.

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The San Diego Chargers will make the short road trip to the Bay Area as they face the San Francisco 49ers. Things get started from Levi’s Stadium at 4PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by FOX. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the home team San Francisco 49ers the -6 point wagering favorite with an over under line set at 42 points. San Francisco has not been very impressive in the preseason as the club is 0-2. The offense has produced a total of three points in losses at Baltimore and Denver. San Francisco debuted their brand new stadium last Sunday and was blown out by Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos by the score of 34-0 as a -4 point favorite. The 49ers pass defense gave up 270 yards passing as the Denver trio of Brock Osweiler, Peyton Manning and Zac Dysert were able to move the football effectively. San Diego is on the road in back to back weeks as they too were blown out as they dropped a 41-14 decision to Seattle.

Sunday Night Football will feature the Cincinnati Bengals squaring off with the Arizona Cardinals. The Bengals and Cardinals begin from Arizona at 8PM Eastern Time on NBC TV. The Arizona Cardinals are lined as a -2 ½ point betting favorite with a total lined at 43 points. Cincinnati has yet to win the preseason as the club is 0-2 with losses at Kansas City and last week a 25-17 home defeat to the New York Jets. The Bengals are breaking in new offensive and defensive coordinators this year. Arizona took a major blow to their defense as defensive tackle Darnell Dockett has been lost for the season after suffering a torn ACL and MCL in practice this week.