Monday, August 31, 2009

NFL Betting – Season Win Totals

NFL future odds, notably we are looking at NFL Team Win Totals, at online sportsbooks hit the board sometime back in May. If you didn’t buy in then, don’t worry, there’s still time to get in your future bets. Smart bettors make sure to get the best numbers possible. It’s important to check the numbers when you’re betting on the NFL.

Betting futures at your online sportsbook through the long, hot days of summer is a good distraction from baseball betting. It takes America’s pastime to the next level. NFL preseason football started with the Hall of Fame game between Tennessee and Buffalo and since then football betting has climbed right back to the top of the gambling chain where it belongs.

Betting activity on Season Win Totals (SWT) hit a new high this year and offshore oddsmakers have had to stay on their toes, adjusting odds daily to keep the balance. Even football bettors that don’t normally make Over/Under bets were poking around and sportsbook managers say it just shows how popular gambling on the sport has become.

If you’re one of the people still on the fence about betting futures, here’s a guideline to which NFL teams have seen the most movement since May. We’ve split the teams into four categories: Up, down, bi-polar, and buy now!

Up
Atlanta Falcons: Matt Ryan had one of the best rookie seasons ever, Michael Turner is a stud, the Falcons made a playoff appearance, and the team’s preseason has been wrinkle free. Take your pick; it all adds up to a pretty package. It has also more than doubled the SWT compared to 2008. Buying "Over" this number is true gambling.

Down
Denver and Tampa Bay are racing to catch St. Louis and Oakland for lowest final total. (Detroit doesn’t count). Bettors have been pounding last year’s biggest losers down all summer. Doesn’t anyone remember the Dolphins?

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Bi-polar
Buffalo Bills: There couldn’t be a more fitting team for this manic department other than the next in line willing to take a shot with Terrell Owens. The hype of signing TO set off a frantic pace of bandwagon bettors and sportsbooks knew they could raise the price. Then everyone seemed to remember what a distraction TO can be and the number came down. When TO showed up and the Bills were getting along nice it crept back up but then preseason started and two things happened. Tom Brady looked amazing and the Bills, well, they just looked like the Bills again.

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Arizona did us all a favour by making the Super Bowl last year and Capt. Kurt has done us a service staying healthy through preseason. It stabilized things and bought "Under" bettors some time. If you hurry you can still get in at 8.5!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

NFL Betting Recap – Free Football Contests

Taking a look back on the past weekend’s events is a good idea if you are into NFL betting – even when betting on NFL preseason odds. Consider it practice for the real thing.

Most people who enjoy sports betting and particularly, NFL betting, take it easy when wagering on the NFL betting preseason games. Regardless of what you read in the local papers or posting forums and no matter how many sports betting services are on a certain side or total, plans can change. Unpredictability is the nature of the preseason beast.

Reflecting back on the highs and lows of a recent weekend is a sometimes difficult but necessary evil. Marking losses with a bright red marker, a practice that even professional handicappers employ is painful and it stands out. It’s not something they want to make a habit of.

Whether it was a winning or losing week, anyone that got a chance to take in some of the Week 2 action on the NFL Network or one of the national broadcasts was treated to a couple of interesting storylines, plus we get set for contest season with SPORTSBETTING.com’s free football contests (see the details below):

Brett Favre Starts For Vikes:

Ask a single person that lives outside of Dallas or Washington what was the biggest football related event and if they don’t say, “Brett Favre in purple,” they are probably lying.

Favre’s two drives were anti-climactic to say the least, going 1-for-4 and taking a good lick in the process. And it sparks debate as to whether any player, regardless of his stature or place in the record books, should be on the field in a live game after missing most of training camp.

A sidebar to the whole Favre situation was a solid performance by Tavares Jackson (12-15, 202 yards). Maybe we keep Minnesota on the list of teams with QB competitions a little longer?

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Dallas Unveils New Home:

And in Dallas, little Jerry got to show off his new toy, the Cowboys notched an impressive win and everyone in Cowtown went home happy. After looking awful in Week 1, when the NFL lines came out for Week 2 preseason action Dallas was a small home favorite vs. the Tennessee Titans. The Cowboys covered the spread in their first games in the new stadium, sending fans home happy.

It was pretty funny, though, when the punters that had been pelting the new, million-peg light-bright all through practice actually hit it during the game.

Afterwards Jerry Jones said he built that thing to spec and if the league wants to change it they can foot the bill. Wonder which online sportsbook will be the first to offer an Over/Under prop on number of games until the league caves in and pays for the thing to be raised.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

College Basketball Betting- Cremins signs extension through 2014-Online Sportsbook

Cremins signs extension College of Charleston athletic director Joe Hull announced Friday that men's basketball coach Bobby Cremins has signed a two-year contract extension that runs through the 2013-14 season.

The Cougars have posted a 65-37 record and made a pair of Southern Conference championship game appearances during Cremins' three years at the helm.

Now, with Wildcats' star Stephen Curry gone to the NBA, College of Charleston likely will be the favorite to win the SoCon title -- and return Cremins to the NCAA college basketball betting tournament.

"Yeah, we hope to get there one day," he said. "We'll see."

Charleston returns one of the Southern Conference's top players in Andrew Goudelock, who averaged 16.7 points a game -- fourth-best in the league -- and made the postseason all-conference first team. The schedule, though, could make things difficult with games against Clemson, Tennessee and, in Charleston, defending NCAA college basketball betting champion North Carolina.

"I love online basketball betting at College of Charleston and I'm excited about the direction of the program," said Cremins. "I really appreciate the support of the College of Charleston and its administration." Cremins made a name for himself with Georgia Tech, guiding the program to 14 winning seasons and 14 postseason berths in his 19 years as bench boss. The Yellow Jackets won three Atlantic Coast Conference tournament titles, one ACC regular-season crown and reached the Final Four in 1990. He departed as the school's all-time winningest coach.

"We are thrilled to have Bobby Cremins as our head basketball coach," said Hull.

"Bobby is a proven winner, a terrific person and a great fit for the College of Charleston." Cremins' trophy case is also full of personal accolades, taking home National Coach of the Year honors in 1985 and 1990, while capturing ACC Coach of Year in 1983, 1985 and 1996.

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When the wins didn't come as frequently, Cremins was let go by Georgia Tech after the 2000 season. He spent his time as a college basketball analyst and playing tennis on Hilton Head -- until joining the College basketball betting of Charleston.

Cremins would be nearing 67 when his new deal runs out. He's watched Penn State's Joe Paterno coach into his 80s and isn't ready to put a time limit on his basketball coaching career.

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Friday, August 14, 2009

College Football Future Odds-2009 Heisman Trophy Betting

After coming off a very exciting season last year, there is plenty of surrounding the 2009 College Football Future odds Season. The 2009 Heisman Trophy Betting Odds have been released and a trio of quarterbacks lead the way. The favorite to win the award is University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow. Betting Lines have Tebow listed at +200 to win this year's Heisman Trophy Award. Tebow won the award just two season ago when he was only a sophomore. He will be leading a Florida Gators team who is coming into the season ranked as the number one team in the country. Ironically, Tebow led his team to a national title last year but came up short of winning the Heisman. If he is able to win the award again this year, Tim Tebow will join Archie Griffin as the only two time winners of the prestigious award.

The college Sports gambling season is right around the corner and now would be a good time to get the jump on Heisman Trophy betting.

As it stands, Florida QB Tim Tebow (2007 winner) is the odds-on fave to take the award at +200 followed by Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford (last year’s winner) and Texas signal-caller Colt McCoy (+300).

Heisman Trophy ,As it stands, before there has been a single play this season, it looks like a three-man race, just like you would expect it to be with all three of the top finishers in last year’s Heisman voting returning for the 2009 season.

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The favorite, though not an overwhelming one, is Tim Tebow at +200 odds. Tebow won the Heisman in 2007 (the first ever sophomore to win the award) and finished 3rd overall in the 2008 Heisman voting despite receiving more 1st place votes than both Sam Bradford (winner) and Colt McCoy (runner-up). This year Tebow’s Florida Gators are the favorite yet again to win the BCS National Championship, and why not? With one of the best coaches/recruiters in the nation in Urban Meyer, and Tim Tebow running the offense, the Gators have a great chance at winning their 3rd national title in 4 years.

Oklahoma starting quarterback, Sam Bradford, last year’s Heisman Trophy winner has been installed at +275 odds to win the award for a second straight season. Bradford had one of the most prolific passing seasons in NCAA football history in 2008, racking up 4,7020 yards and 50 touchdowns while throwing just 8 interceptions. There are some concerns that the Sooners’ receiving corps aren’t as good as they were last year, but there’s little doubt that Bradford has an uncanny ability to find an open man.

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Colt McCoy, the quarterback for the Texas Longhorns is currently listed right next to Bradford as far as the odds are concerned at +275 odds to win the Heisman. McCoy was the real deal for Texas last year. He completed an amazing 76.7% of his passes, throwing for 3,859 yards and collecting 34 passing TDs while giving away just 8 interceptions. McCoy helped lead his team to a victory over the Oklahoma Sooners last season, but the Longhorns missed out on the BCS Championship game due to what many believe is a flawed point system. Nevertheless, McCoy will be back for his senior year, and the best may be yet to come for the Texas QB.
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Thursday, August 13, 2009

2009 Week 1 Preseason Odds -Online NFL Betting And Football Betting

How do you like the new NFL season so far Titan bettors? Yeah, I feel the same way as I was holding a Tennessee ticket at -3 last Sunday night as well. When the Titans took the safety at the end of the game to win 21-18, that push felt as close to a loss as any pointspread push ever could. And Buffalo bettor s don’t gloat too long, as the sports betting gods have a way of evening these things out.

Now we move on to Week 1 preseason NFL Football betting action. One of the feature matchups for the opening week of preseason betting is scheduled for Thursday night, when we’ll get to see Tom Brady in game action for the first time in 11 months. The Patriots travel to Philadelphia to face the Eagles and have been listed as a 3-point underdog. Don’t expect much more than two series from Brady and the same from Donovan McNabb and the Philly starters.

Talking to several sportsbook, it looks like the Patriots are getting the edge from the sports betting community, with New England seeing 65% of the wagering volume.

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Despite the wagering volume favoring the Patriots, I’m leaning the other way in this matchup. Yes, Brady has looked good in camp, along with the entire first-string offense. Tossing to Randy Moss and Wes Welker, this is going to be an explosive offense again in 2009. While I don’t know if we’ll see the gaudy numbers this crew put up in 2007, led by a healthy Brady, they’ll likely lead the league in most key offensive categories this season.

That said, this is a preseason game, so Brady and McNabb play a very small role in the handicapping process as we look for Football bets picks. In the preseason, I always pay close attention to the QB position, but it is Week 3 when the first-stringers become very important. This week it is about matching up the backups vs. the opposing second and third string defenses.

New England’s Kevin O'Connell will play a significant role, getting a bulk of the important snaps. On the other side, I’m looking at Kevin Kolb and AJ Feeley. I’ve always liked AJ Feeley in preseason and look for spots to play the Eagles when he is going to get a decent amount of snaps, particularly if they come against third-stringers for a few series. And I think we will get that scenario in this matchup. I expect Feeley, who has had some success as a starter in the league, to look good and move the ball.

Looking at this one, I do like the matchups for Philadelphia after the starters have played a couple of series. I’m laying the -3 points with this preseason bet and playing on the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Baseball Lines- Dodgers’ Ace To Miss Next Start-Baseball Betting

Billingsley left his last start against Atlanta on Friday after straining his hamstring on a single. He threw on the side before Monday's series opener against the Giants and still felt the tightness so the Dodgers decided to skip his next start baseball betting game.

All-Star pitcher Chad Billingsley will miss his scheduled start against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday with a strained left hamstring.

Billingsley was originally scheduled to pitch tonight against the San Francisco Giants and Dodgers skip Joe Torre says that Jeff Weaver will be his replacement.

"The last few pitches I tried to go game-speed and had to shut 'er down," Billingsley said, adding that it felt like a grabbing pain.

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The Dodgers have not decided who will start in Billingsley's place, but the first option is to have Jeff Weaver start and a cast of relievers back him up, since the Dodgers have an off day on Thursday. Billingsley's next turn would be on Monday, and that start remains a possibility. Billingsley said he doesn't feel he needs to go on the disabled list.

"I don't view it as a setback," Billingsley said. "Being only two days and being able to throw almost 100 percent, I'm happy with that."

"Stan feels that he has made significant progress but not far enough along to pitch him on Wednesday," Torre said.

The Dodgers haven't decided on a starter for Wednesday's baseball lines game against Tim Lincecum. Jeff Weaver, who threw three perfect innings of relief on Sunday, and James McDonald are options to come out of the bullpen and start in Billingsley's place. With a day off Thursday and 13 pitchers on the roster, Torre said the team might not need to add another pitcher.

"We don't have a plan yet," Torre said. "Obviously we are going to need one. We don't have one, but we know we have sort of a safety plan knowing we could get it done with the pitchers that we have here."

Billingsley is the Dodgers top pitcher, with an 11-6 record and 3.73 ERA. He has 143 strikeouts in 149 2/3 innings. The Dodgers can ill afford to lose Billingsley for any length of time because of the way they have struggled of late.
Los Angeles entered this crucial series against the second-place Giants having lost 11 of 17 games. The Dodgers still led San Francisco and Colorado by 5½ games in the NL West.

Manager Joe Torre says he hopes Billingsley can return to the mound next Monday and does not need to go on the disabled list. The Dodgers haven't decided on a starter for Wednesday's game against Tim Lincecum. Jeff Weaver is an option after throwing three perfect innings of relief on Sunday.

Weaver is 4-3 SU in his last seven road baseball betting games against the Giants.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

NHL Hockey Bet-Leafs deal G Pogge to Ducks

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded goaltender Justin Pogge to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a conditional 2011 draft pick.

Following the trade, Toronto announced the signing of free agent netminder Joey MacDonald to a one-year contract.

"We are pleased to be able to add a goaltender of Joey's caliber to our roster," said Maple Leafs president and general manager Brian Burke.

"He brings experience and character to our organization and gives us depth at the goaltending position." The 29-year-old MacDonald posted a 14-26-6 record last season in 49 games for the New York Islanders with one shutout and a 3.37 goals-against average. Over 66 career contests with the Isles, Bruins and Red Wings, MacDonald is 17-34-9 with a 3.31 goals-against average.

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Pogge made his NHL Hockey bet debut last season for Toronto, appearing in seven games and posting a 4.35 goals-against average with a record of 1-4-1. The 23-year-old Alberta native debuted on December 22 against Atlanta, turning aside 19 shots to get the win.

Taken with the 90th overall selection by the Leafs in the 2004 NHL Hockey Betting draft, Pogge amassed a 26-21-5 record and 2.70 GAA over 53 games for the AHL's Toronto Marlies.

GM Brian Burke recently made it clear the Toronto Maple Leafs will part company with Justin Pogge, once considered the team's goalie of the future. Burke is on record as saying he will cut a deal that will put Pogge in a good situation because he appreciates Pogge as a person as well as a player.

Where will he go? One likely place, according the Canada's Sportsnet, is the Anaheim Ducks.

Pogge signed a one-year, two-way deal last month, but the team also acquired the rights to elite Swedish prospect Jonas Gustavsson and has Vesa Toskala as its presumptive No. 1 goalie.

The deal, Sportsnet reports, will bring a late-round pick from the Ducks -- the team for which Burke was GM before parting last season. The pick could increase in value, reports say, depending on how Pogge plays for the Ducks organization.

Pogge would likely be a minor leaguer for either team. Anaheim is set with Jean-Sebastien Giguere and Jonas Hiller on the Ducks' Betting Hockey Online roster. If Pogge isn't traded, he would be fourth on the Leafs' depth chart and play for AHL Toronto. James Reimer, a comer for the Leafs, will get the No. 1 role with the Leafs' top affiliate.

Pogge, 23, has yet to prove he can handle an NHL Hockey Betting job and will need to continue his development. He had great success in juniors, appears to be poised in most situations and shows the ability to make key saves in crucial situations. But he must improve his coordination and learn the ways of NHL Hockey Bet players, which can only come with experience.

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Monday, August 10, 2009

NFL Football Betting-NFL Preseason Week 1 Betting

Hall of Fame weekend has concluded with a Push between the Bills and Titans and Week 1 exhibition action is up next.

The Tennessee Titans are the favorite on the football betting odds for the Hall of Fame game which marks the start to the NFL preseason.

Buffalo has won 4 of the last 5 meetings between these two NFL teams although it was the Titans who escaped with a close win last time the teams met up in 2006.

Online Sportsbook SPORTSBETTING.com currently has the betting odds showing the Titans -3 and a total of 31.

The betting odds have seen just a tiny bit of movement on the Bills but these lines really haven’t moved much since Sportsbetting.com added the NFL preseason betting lines to their available betting options.

There are four games in Week 1 NFL preseason on August 13th so let’s take a look at the first of those games and make some betting picks.

M&T Bank Stadium is the home for the NFL preseason week 1 game between the Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Ravens and the NFL Football betting picks in this one will be much clearer after he look at some of the key game points that are likely to affect the outcome.

Amongst the games in the coming week is a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl between the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Steelers are 3-point home favorites and the Total is set at 34 for the game, which takes place this Thursday.


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Friday, August 7, 2009

NFL Betting - Hall of Fame Game: Bills vs. Titans

Time to raise the curtain on the 2009 NFL betting season, as it all gets going this weekend in Canton, Ohio with the Hall-of-Fame game.

The Hall-of-Fame game NFL Football betting odds have been listed for a while now. The Tennessee Titans are 3-point favorites over the Buffalo Bills, with a Total set at 31. The number has actually moved a little at a number of online sportsbook, with some of them now showing -2.5.

SPORTSBETTING.com reported fairly balanced action over the first few days the line was posted, but Bills money has been showing up lately. Buffalo has 68% of all the action wagered on this one as we head into the weekend.

I think the sports betting public has this one right with the Bills action. I haven’t made a play on the side yet, and actually I rarely have in the Hall-of-Fame game, but I’m definitely leaning to the underdog. I think the Bills will be motivated to pick up a win, and when handicapping preseason Football betting games, motivation is a huge factor.

Coach Dick Jauron is on the hot seat and while yes, this is just an exhibition game, believe me, Jauron and the team do not want to look bad. It will start the sports talk show phone lines buzzing early and have the print reporters already taking shots.

The same can’t be said for Jeff Fisher in Tennessee. He’s one of the most secure coaches in the game, coming off a very successful season. Add in the fact Fisher has never been much concerned with preseason wins (he has a sub-.500 career ATS mark in the preseason). There is absolutely no pressure on him, his staff or players if they drop their preseason games.
I’m looking at a Buffalo team that tries to win this game and again, in preseason, if a team tries to win a game they usually do.

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Let’s look at that Total. On only four other occasions has there been a Total set lower than 31. Take note that in each of those four games they all went “Over” the posted number. I like this one to go “Over” as well. Looking at each teams past preseason scoring averages over the years (both what they score and what they give up), the basic numbers come in around the 37 point-mark. But I also think we’ll see these offenses, most notably the second and third string offenses, be able to put up a few points, enough for us to cash on this “Over” play.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Football Betting-Vick Signing With Green Bay?

According to a number of reports, Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson says that he wouldn’t rule out signing troubled QB Michael Vick.

As it stands, the Packers have Aaron Rodgers, Matt Flynn and Brian Brohm on the roster as signal-callers.

The Over/Under on Green Bay’s regular season win Total is 9.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

NFL Football Bets-NFL Odds- Tennessee Titans Betting Preview

I was looking over the NFL future odds “NFL Regular Season Win Totals” betting options, looking for an edge. I always like to have a few Season Win Total bets in my pocket by the time the regular season kicks off. For one, I have a pretty good record over the years of making a profit on these future bets, and two, I like having the season-long action, as every weekend, regardless of what single game wagers you make, you’ll also have a betting interest in a few games.

So it was with this in mind that I put my NFL handicapping hat on and was looking over the AFC South division for a possible bet.

Looking at the NFL odds ,Football Bets at online sportsbook SPORTSBETTING.com, the Indianapolis Colts have an Over/Under Season Win total of 10.5. At this point, before camp, I don’t have a feel one way or the other. The same goes for the numbers on Jacksonville (Over/Under 8) and the Houston Texans (Over/Under 8.5).

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But the Tennessee Titans line of Over/Under 9 caught my eye. Tennessee is coming off a near perfect regular season in 2008, sporting a 13-3 mark. I just don’t see a repeat of those lofty numbers, not with their 2009 schedule.

That said, I do see some value in playing the “Over” 9 wins for this team in 2009. Online sportsbook have added some juice to the “Over” play, but I’m willing to lay the -130 juice on this one.

Yes, the Titans lost All-World defensive player Albert Haynesworth, and while his absence will, of course, be felt, I don’t think it will be as significant as many others. Haynesworth makes everyone around him better, of that there is no question, but this Tennessee defense has played without him in the past, and played well. He has not managed to suit up for all 16 games in a season since his second year in the league. But more importantly for the sports betting crew who are looking at betting on this team is that defensive line coach Jim Washburn is one of the best position coaches in the league. He gets the most out of his players and knows how to scheme for opposing O-lines, creating mismatches. Don’t look for a big drop-off from this defense. They’re very solid at linebacker and have one of the best secondaries in the game.

Offensively, they have all the pieces in place. Kerry Collins isn’t going to dazzle anyone, but he proved to be a very steady pivot and one who could make plays when he needed to. The O-line is good at pass protection and very good at run blocking.

With Chris Johnson and Lendale White, the Titans will be tough to control when they run the ball. Look for them to continue to churn out the yards on the ground, which takes pressure off the passing game, opening the entire offense up.

With the pieces still largely in place, this is a team that has a shot at going deep in the playoffs.

Looking at the current lineup and their schedule, I see them hitting 10 to 11 wins, which triggered the bet at SPORTSBETTING.com on the “Over” 9 wins.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

NFL Betting Preseason Schedule -NFL Odds

The NFL Betting odds have been listed at online sportsbook for the opening week of the NFL preseason schedule. Leading off the start of the new NFL Betting season is the “Hall-of-Fame” game in Canton, Ohio featuring the Buffalo Bills and the Tennessee Titans. At SPORTSBETTING.com the Titans opened as 3-point favorites.

The early sports betting action from the preseason bettors came in on the designated visitor, the Buffalo Bills, and they currently sit as a 3-point underdog with -125 juice. The Titans are coming off an impressive 2008 campaign, but head into the 2009 season with several big question marks. Most notably, what will be the impact of Albert Haynesworth’s departure (free agency to Washington). It is difficult to overstate his importance in that defense. And the QB situation continues to be worth watching. Vince Young is entering his fourth season as a pro and it really is a critical year for him. If he ends up sitting on the bench this season, it could be very tough to resurrect his career.

Kerry Collins comes into camp as the #1 pivot. Give Collins credit, as he did a great job of managing this offense, but let’s all remember, this is Kerry Collins. He needs a ton of support from the running game and play-calling that keeps things very basic. In addition, he needs the benefit of a great defense to bail him out once in a while and to provide field position that puts them in highly advantageous situations. I wouldn’t count on Collins having another near perfect season.

Young will be looking to take the #1 spot away this preseason, and he has a shot – if he can hold it together and step up. This bodes well for those who are betting on the Titans in the preseason. Young is going to want to show very well when he is handed the ball, and in a lot of situations, he should have an edge facing other teams #2 units.

Looking back at the NFL gambling results from previous Hall of Fame Games, last year the Washington Redskins topped the Indianapolis Colts 30-16, with the Redskins covering the pointspread. In 2007, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New Orleans Saints kicked off the NFL Betting preseason schedule, with the sports betting world wading in and betting on the Steelers heavily in that matchup. The bettors won that battle, as the Steelers beat the ‘Aints 20-7, covering the spread.

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Canada to play Argentina for bronze at world U-19 Basketball Betting tournament

Canada will play Argentina for bronze at the world under-19 women's basketball Betting championships after a lopsided 82-51 loss to the United States in Saturday's semifinals.

Kayla Alexander of Milton, Ont., scored 12 points to top the Canadians, who were coming off an upset win over Australia to earn their first appearance in the semifinals.

The two-time defending champion Americans broke the game open early with a 27-0 run, and the Canadians never recovered. Adding to the team's troubles, starting forward Natalie Achonwa of Guelph, Ont., left the game early on with a hip injury.

"I think we just didn't respond to that offensive quality," said Canadian coach Rich Chambers. "We still have a chance for a medal. So we hope we can take this experience to (Sunday)."

Nicole Larke of Calgary hit a three-pointer for the game's first points, but the Americans held Canada (4-4) off the scoreboard for the next 13 minutes to take a 27-3 lead, and led 50-18 at halftime.

The U.S. (7-1) had 19 steals.

Spain defeated Argentina 67-49 in Saturday's other semifinal. Canada will face the Argentines for bronze on Sunday.

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