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NCAA College Football Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Friday

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

The first week of the 2016 college football season kicks off in full swing with several games scheduled over national television to the satisfaction of sports bettors worldwide.

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The action gets underway at 8PM Eastern Time on ESPN as the Colorado Buffaloes will host the Colorado St Rams. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Colorado Buffaloes favored by -7 ½ points with the total lined at 57 points. Colorado won the meeting in 2015 by a field goal in overtime. It is a very experienced Buffaloes team in 2016 with a senior quarterback in Sefo Liufau. The Rams have participated in bowl games the past three seasons. Colorado St returns only four starters to their defense.

A nice one is scheduled over FOX Sports 1 at 9PM Eastern Time as the Stanford Cardinal will be home to the Kansas St Wildcats. Stanford is lined as a -15 ½ point favorite with the over under set at 48 ½ points. The Cardinal was Rose Bowl champs a season ago and breaks in a new quarterback in 2016. They return their Heisman candidate in Christian McCaffrey. Kansas St starting quarterback Jesse Ertz hopes for better health after being named the starter in 2015. Ertz participated in just one play in 2015 and got injured after a five yard run from scrimmage. The Wildcats look to improve on a defense that gave up 31 points per game.

Mid-major programs take center stage at 9PM Eastern Time on ESPNU TV as the Arkansas St Red Wolves will host the Toledo Rockets. Arkansas St is favored by -3 ½ points with the total lined at 64 points. Toledo finished at 10-2 last year and defeated Temple in the Boca Raton bowl 32-17. The defense loses seven starters from 2015. They have experience on offense that averaged 461 yards and 35 points per game. The Red Wolves were a 9-4 team in 2015 but had a disappointing New Orleans Bowl appearance losing to Louisiana Tech by the score of 47-28. Arkansas St was an explosive offense in 2015 by averaging 40 points per game.

NCAA College Football Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Thursday

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

The college football card for Thursday September 1st features several games over national television to the satisfaction of sports bettors worldwide.

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On ESPNU TV at 7:30PM Eastern Time the Florida International Golden Panthers will host the Indiana Hoosiers. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the road side Indiana Hoosiers favored by -9 points with the over under line set at 61 points. The teams met a season ago with Indiana earning the 36-22 victory and cover at home as a -7 ½ point favorite. It was a balanced attack for the Hoosiers who rushed for 205 yards and threw for 234. It was announced that Richard Lagow will start at quarterback. The junior is a transfer from Connecticut who has not thrown a pass in college football. Lagow is a big guy standing six feet six inches tall and 240 pounds. Florida International is a very experienced offensive team with nine starters returning.

It will be SEC conference action airing on ESPN at 8PM Eastern Time as the Vanderbilt Commodores will host the South Carolina Gamecocks. Vanderbilt is lined as a -4 ½ point favorite with the total coming in at 42 ½ points. South Carolina has dominated recent meetings between these schools as they are winners of seven straight in this series. Both teams are coming off down seasons with poor offensive production in 2015. Will Muschamp takes over the head coaching duties at South Carolina after Steve Spurrier stepped down.

It will be a PAC 12 versus Big Ten showdown on Big Ten Network at 9PM Eastern Time as the Minnesota Golden Gophers will host the Oregon St Beavers. Minnesota is favored by -13 points with the total set at 55 ½ points. Minnesota head coach Tracy Claeys begins his first full year with the school after taking over for Jerry Kill who had to step down during the season last year with health problems. They finished at 5-7 in the regular season and got a bowl invite that resulted in a seven point victory to Central Michigan. Gary Anderson took the Oregon St job in 2015 after leaving Wisconsin. The Beavers finished at 2-10 a season ago. They have an experienced slew of receivers in the upcoming season.

Major League Baseball Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Tuesday

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

There are fifteen games on the schedule from Major League Baseball on Tuesday August 30th to the satisfaction of MLB bettors worldwide.

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The lone game set for national television gets underway at 8PM Eastern Time on MLB Network as the Chicago Cubs will host the Pittsburgh Pirates. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Chicago Cubs the -230 betting favorite with the return on the underdog Pittsburgh Pirates at +200 odds. The Cubs will start right hander Kyle Hendricks as he opposes Pirates righty Chad Kuhl. The Cubs and Pirates were competing in 13 inning affair in Game 1 of this series with Chicago earning the 8-7 victory. The loss broke a four game win streak for the Pirates as they swept Milwaukee in a four game series over the weekend. Hendricks has been in excellent form entering play as the right hander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five straight and nine of his past ten starts.

At 8:15PM Eastern Time on MLB Extra Innings Channel the Kansas City Royals are home to the New York Yankees. Starting for KC will be righty Edinson Volquez as he will oppose Yankees righty Masahiro Tanaka. The Yankees are favored by -130 odds with the return on the home underdog Kansas City Royals at +120 odds. The total came in at 7 ½ runs. The Royals took Game 1 of this series by posting the 8-5 home victory. Kansas City is two games in back of Baltimore for the final wildcard spot in the American League. With the loss the Yankees fell to 3 games in the loss column back of the Orioles. Tanaka has pitched in great form of late. He has not allowed a run in his past two starts working a total of 14 2/3rd innings combined in road victories at Seattle and the LA Angels. The Royals to get back into playoff contention has won eight of their past ten games. Volquez beat Miami on August 25th pitching only five innings but allowed three hits and no earned runs.

Week 1 NCAA College Football Sports Betting Match Up Previews

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

The first full week of the college football season begins with several big games scheduled over national television to the satisfaction of sports bettors worldwide.

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The action gets underway on Thursday at 8PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the Vanderbilt Commodores host the South Carolina Gamecocks. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Vanderbilt Commodores favored by -3 ½ points with the total set at 42 ½ points. This marks the debut of Will Muschamp as head coach for South Carolina.

On Friday the traditional in-state battle features the Colorado Buffaloes hosting the Colorado St Rams at 8PM Eastern Time on ESPN. Colorado is favored by -8 points with the over under line of 56 points. The Buffaloes have not been to a bowl game since the 2007 season.

The Saturday card features huge matchups. One of the highlight of the schedule goes off at 8PM Eastern Time from Arlington Texas as the USC Trojans face the Alabama Crimson Tide on ABC TV. Alabama is favored by -10 ½ points with the total set at 54 points. Both teams break in first year starting quarterbacks.

A nice one is set for Sunday at 7:30PM Eastern Time on ABC TV as the Texas Longhorns is home to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Notre Dame is favored by -3 ½ points with the total coming in at 60 points. The Fighting Irish crushed Texas in their meeting a season ago by the score of 38-3. Charlie Strong is on the hot seat to turn around the program at Texas. The Longhorns defense allowed 453 yards per game and has digressed in recent seasons. Notre Dame had a very good run game in 2015 as the team ran for 208 yards and 5.5 yards per carry.

Monday night at 8PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV the Florida St Seminoles will face the Mississippi Rebels on a neutral field in Orlando. Florida St is lined as a -4 four point favorite with the total coming in at 57 points. Florida St has experience on the offensive side of the ball with all 11 starters returning.

Major League Baseball Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Monday

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

The Major League Baseball card for Monday August 29th features 14 games scheduled to the satisfaction of MLB bettors worldwide.

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The action begins at 8PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the Texas Rangers will host the Seattle Mariners. Starting for Texas will be right hander Yu Darvish as he opposes Mariners righty Hisashi Iwakuma. The Rangers have had good success against the Mariners winning six of their previous seven meetings. Seattle enters Sunday with a mark of 68-61 and has failed to gain ground on the Rangers in the AL West dropping four of five games as they conclude their road series at the Chicago White Sox. The Rangers have won two of three thus far in their four game weekend home series against the first place Cleveland Indians. Iwakuma looks to break a two game losing streak. He last appeared on August at home to the New York Yankees where he allowed three earned runs and six hits in six innings of work in a 5-0 home defeat. Darvish has been battling injuries the past two seasons. He makes his 12th start of the year and sits at 4-3 with an ERA of 2.91 on the campaign. He received a no decision at home on August 24th as he allowed three earned runs, four hits with five walks in six innings in a 6-5 road victory at Cincinnati.

At 7PM Eastern Time on MLB Extra Innings Channel the New York Mets will host the Miami Marlins. Starting for New York will be right hander Rafael Montero as he opposes Marlins righty Jose Fernandez. With just over a month remaining in the season the Mets still are still in the NL Wildcard race. As the team closes a three game series with the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday the team has won three straight and six of their past seven games. At 67-62 as the Marlins closed a home series with the Padres on Sunday the club is still competing in a tight race for a wildcard. Fernandez pitches brilliantly at home. On August 24th he shutout a red hot Kansas City Royals team at home by allowing no runs over seven innings.

NFL Pro Football Preseason Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Sunday

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Week 3 of the NFL preseason concludes on Sunday August 28th with three games scheduled over national television to the satisfaction of pro football bettors worldwide.

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The action begins at 1PM Eastern Time on FOX as the Minnesota Vikings will host the San Diego Chargers. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Minnesota Vikings favored by -4 points with the total lined at 41 points. The Chargers cleaned up their defensive play from week 1 of the regular season in a 19-3 home victory to Arizona last week. They limited the Cardinals to just 209 offensive yards. Phillip Rivers did not see action in week two as the Chargers are taking a look at rookie Mike Bercovici. The Minnesota defense has looked great in the preseason. They are 2-0 and sit fifth in the preseason in points allowed.

At 4:25PM Eastern Time on FOX the Houston Texans will be home to the Arizona Cardinals. The game is lined at a pick with the total set at 41 ½ points. The Cardinals are a veteran team so there is little worry about how poor they have looked in the preseason. Backup quarterback Matt Barkley has seen a lot of work in the preseason and has disappointed. The Texans defense has looked sharp limiting the Colts to 9 and the 49ers to 13 points in their first two preseason games.

Sunday Night Football on NBC TV gets going at 8PM Eastern Time as the Jacksonville Jaguars will host the Cincinnati Bengals. The Jaguars are favored by -1 ½ points with the total lined at 43 points. Jacksonville has looked great when their number one quarterback Blake Bortles has been under center. Without Bortles the Jaguars have performed poorly. Jacksonville is 0-2 in preseason after a 27-21 home defeat to Tampa Bay a week ago. The team sits in the bottom third in the league in both run and pass defense. Cincinnati had a good offensive showing last week in their 30-14 road victory at Detroit. Andy Dalton saw work last week and completed 7 of 9 passes for 78 yards.

NFL Pro Football Preseason Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Saturday

Friday, August 26th, 2016

From the NFL preseason on Saturday August 27th is a pair of games live over national television to the satisfaction of pro football bettors worldwide.

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The action gets underway at 1PM Eastern Time on NFL Network as the Chicago Bears will host the Kansas City Chiefs. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the road team Kansas City Chiefs the -1 point wagering favorite with the total set at 41 points. The Chiefs are winless in the preseason after a botched snap cost them a victory last week at the LA Rams losing 21-20. In preseason Alex Smith has completed 12 of 16 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown. There are five quarterbacks in the Kansas City camp. Aaron Murray was under center for KC late in the game in field goal position when he dropped a snap from center which cost the Chiefs the game last week. Rookie Kevin Hogan out of Stanford has seen the least amount of work at the quarterback position. The Bears are winless in the preseason. They had an awful offensive outing in week one with the 22-0 home defeat to Denver. They improved offensively last week in their 23-22 road defat at New England. Four quarterbacks are in camp for Chicago. Brian Hoyer is battling for a backup spot and has only completed 11 of 24 passes for 166 yards and two picks.

On CBS TV at 8PM Eastern Time the Oakland Raiders are hosting the Tennessee Titans. The Raiders are favored by -3 points with the total lined at 43 ½ points. After a nice road outing in Arizona in week one the team had a poor offensive effort in a 20-12 road defeat at Green Bay last week. Raiders produced only 187 offensive yards with a run game that produced only 46 rushing yards on 19 carries. Tennessee 1-1 in the preseason. They opened with an outstanding offensive performance in a 27-10 home victory to San Diego. A week ago they hosted Carolina and fell 26-16. Tennessee had no answer for the Carolina passing game that produced 340 yards.

NFL Pro Football Preseason Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Friday

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

The NFL preseason week three continues on Friday with two games scheduled live over national television to the satisfaction of pro football bettors worldwide.

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It begins at 8PM Eastern Time on CBS TV as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the Cleveland Browns. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Tampa Bay Buccaneers favored by -3 ½ points with the total lined at 42 points. Cleveland’s offense has been atrocious in the preseason. They put up 11 in week one at Green Bay and 13 points at home to the Falcons a week ago. The team sits 30th in total offense, as the team is gaining only 207 yards per game. They pass for only 118 a contest which is 31st and second worst in the NFL. Robert Griffin III who is battling for a starter’s role has completed 10 of 16 passes for 163 yards with two touchdowns and a pick. Tampa Bay sits second in the NFL in total defense by allowing 198 yards per game on the campaign. Jameis Winston completed 10 of 19 passes for 125 yards with two touchdowns and a pick.

The late night game begins at 10PM Eastern Time on NFL Network as the San Francisco 49ers will host the Green Bay Packers. The game is lined at a pick with the over under set at 46 ½ points. The 49ers are searching for a starting quarterback. Kaepernick has been hampered with a tired arm and not playing. Blaine Gabbert has completed 10 of 19 passes for 132 yards with a touchdown. Running back Mike Davis out of South Carolina has rushed for 98 yards on 10 carries. Green Bay has put two good defensive efforts in their couple of wins in the preseason. The team is best in the NFL in total defense by allowing 179 yards per game. Aaron Rodgers has yet to play in the preseason. Rookie Joe Callahan has seen the most work under center and has completed 25 of 40 passes for 189 yards with a touchdown. Eddie Lacy has 13 carries in the preseason for 69 yards and a touchdown.

NFL Pro Football Preseason Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Thursday

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

The NFL preseason moves into week three on Thursday and scheduled over national television are two games to the satisfaction of pro football bettors worldwide.

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It all begins at 8PM Eastern Time on NBC TV as the Miami Dolphins will host the Atlanta Falcons. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Miami Dolphins favored by -2 ½ points with the total lined at 43 ½ points.

The Falcons have looked good in the preseason with victories at home to Washington and at Cleveland. They have outgained both teams by a combined 380 yards in the two games. Atlanta is the top offense in the preseason as the team has averaged 428 yards per game. Defensively they have held opponents to 238 yards per contest good for fourth best in the NFL. Backup Matt Schaub has completed 66.7% of his throws in the first two exhibition games for 257 yards. Brandon Wilds has rushed for two touchdowns. Miami looks to rebound after a poor showing at Dallas in week two. The Dolphins defense was shredded in a 41-14 road defeat. The team surrendered 433 offensive yards to the Cowboys including two passing and two rushing touchdowns to Dak Prescott.

The late night game kicks off at 10PM Eastern Time on NFL Network as the Seattle Seahawks will host the Dallas Cowboys. Seattle is favored by -5 points with the total set at 44 ½ points. All the talk in the preseason has been the play of rookie quarterback Dak Prescott. The former Mississippi St quarterback came into camp with a good resume in college and had the team rated number one in the nation in his junior year for two weeks. In his first two preseason games Prescott has completed 22 of 27 passes for 338 yards with four touchdowns. The running game has been led by Alfred Morris who has ran for 6.0 yards per carry and a touchdowns on the preseason campaign. Seattle struggled for points a season ago and in two games in the preseason the team averages just 14 points per game ranking 27th in the league.

Major League Baseball Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Monday

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

There will be a total of nine games scheduled from Major League Baseball on Monday August 22nd to the satisfaction of MLB bettors worldwide.

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There will be day baseball as the Cincinnati Reds will host the LA Dodgers in Game 4 of their wrap around weekend series. Cincinnati will start left hander Scott Kazmir as he opposes Reds righty Homer Bailey. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the road team LA Dodgers the -140 betting favorite with the return on the underdog Cincinnati Reds at +130 odds. The total went under 8 ½ runs. Dodger pitching had been crushed in the first two games of this series as they fell 9-2 on Friday and 11-1 on Saturday. LA bounced back with the 4-0 road victory on Sunday behind young left hander Julio Urias. The Dodgers starting pitching staff has been decimated by injuries. The replacement starters have had difficulty going deep into games and its starting to show on the field as the bullpen was hammered in the first two games of this series. LA is 3-3 on this road trip all against losing teams. Scott Kazmir pitched just five innings in his past start on August 17th as he allowed two earned runs and eight hits in a 7-2 road victory at Philadelphia.

On MLB Network at 7PM Eastern Time the Baltimore Orioles will host the Washington Nationals. Starting for Washington will be right hander Stephen Strasburg as he opposes Orioles righty Dylan Bundy. The Nationals are favored by -110 odds with the return on the Orioles at +100 odds. The run total is set at 8 ½ runs. The Nationals travels to Baltimore after winning three of four at Atlanta over the weekend. The Orioles have fallen to third place in the AL East. The team is 1-5 in this home stand after losing three of four at home to Houston over the weekend. The Baltimore pitching staff surrendered 37 runs in those four games. Strasburg has been crushed in his past three starts by allowing 19 earned runs in 11 2/3rd innings losing all three games.