Manning Bowl Odds: Broncos vs Giants

Peyton Manning and the Broncos head to New York as 5.5-point favorites over a Giants team that turned the ball over six times in an opening loss at Dallas.

The Broncos, on the other hand, blew out the Baltimore Ravens behind seven touchdown passes from Peyton Manning.

The Giants are 7-5 against the spread as home underdogs under Tom Coughlin, but have some serious question marks to address after the loss at Dallas. Eli Manning threw three interceptions, and the Giants couldn’t get anything going on the ground.

Peyton has won both head-to-head meetings against younger brother Eli. [ Prop offered - will these teams meet in the Super Bowl is a 40-1 longshot ]

The Giants have been home dogs just 5 times since 2006 and they have chomped the favorites pretty good at a 4-1 ATS clip.

The underdog has covered 3 of past 4 meetings between these teams since 1999.


Packers Redskins Betting Preview Week 2

Two teams looking to bounce back from opening losses collide in Green Bay on Sunday, when the Packers host the Redskins.

Washington second-year quarterback Robert Griffin III struggled in the first half in a Monday night loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, but rebounded to lead a second-half rally that put the Redskins back in the game. Griffin ended up with 329 yards passing, but wasn’t much of a threat on the ground. Washington finished with only 74 yards rushing.

The banged-up Packers battled with the defending NFC champion San Francisco 49ers, but couldn’t come up with a key stop or clutch drive when they needed it in a Week 1 loss.

Green Bay lost multiple offensive starters in training camp, including starting running back DeJuan Harris and starting offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga. It showed in the loss to San Francisco. Aaron Rodgers was sacked twice, and the Packers’ ground game finished with just 63 yards.

Green Bay has won eight straight home games, covering the spread in five of them. The Redskins went 6-2 against the spread on the road last season.


Yankees Red Sox Sunday Night MLB

The Boston Red Sox are expected to turn to Clay Buchholz on Sunday night as they close out their MLB betting series against the rival New York Yankees at Fenway Park.

Buchholz is 10-0 with a 1.61 ERA on the season, returning from the disabled list on Tuesday night and holding the Rays scoreless in five innings of work. The righthander, however, is 4-5 with an ERA of 5.86 in 11 career starts vs. New York.

Ivan Nova gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Yankees on this day; he's 7-4 on the season.


NFL Betting: Key Week 2 Injuries

Realistically, the Green Bay Packers were supposed to get thumped by the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1, while the Washington Redskins were supposed to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles.

Both come into their showdown this Sunday with losses still stinging, and looking to avoid a disappointing 0-2 start to the 2013 season.

And though their showdown is in Green Bay, and the Packers are laying 7 at Bovada, they may be vulnerable to a live underdog due to a key injury.


NFL Betting: Book rooting for Bucs, Giants

Last week, sportsbooks were cheering against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with everything they had. This week, the books are the Bucs’ biggest fans out there.

Tampa Bay hosts the New Orleans Saints, who are 3.5-point favorites.

“The book needs Tampa Bay +3.5 HUGE,” Bovada oddsmaker Kevin Bradley wrote in an email. “Last week they were also involved in our biggest Sunday decision, but we needed them not to cover; the life of a bookmaker.”


NFL Computer Picks: Week 2

The trusty OddsShark computer came out of the gates a little rusty in Week 1.
It’s been known to bounce back and improve throughout the season; as the data and sample size grows and becomes more accurate, so does the computer. 
Week 1 was difficult for a lot of bettors, with surprising covers from the Buffalo Bills, New York Jets, and Oakland Raiders. The computer went 6-10 against the spread in Week 1, but also was an impressive 10-5-1 on over/unders, with the push coming in the Cincinnati Bengals-Chicago Bears game.

NFL Betting: Week 2 Potential Upsets

Over the first few weeks of the NFL season it's always a viable option to look for line errors by the oddsmakers, who generally need that long to get accustomed to which teams are true favorites and which ones emerge as being a farce.


In Week 1, underdogs went 8-7-1 against the number, with four of the eight pups winning outright. Three underdogs in Week 2 stand out as potential outright winners, based on specific intangibles involving the particular matchups and teams.


Alabama vs Texas A&M betting pick

Alabama is a 7-point road favorite over Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M in the most anticipated college football game of the season.

Manziel led the Aggies to an upset of the Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa last season and would love nothing more than to shut his critics up by derailing the defending champions for a second straight time. LSU and Auburn are the only two teams to beat Alabama twice in Nick Saban’s eight seasons.

The Crimson Tide were uneven in an opening win over Virginia Tech, but had a week off to work out some kinks before heading to College Station. [ Alabama vs Texas A&M list of prop bets ]

Texas A&M got tuned up with a rout of San Houston State.

Alabama is 16-8 against the spread as a road favorite under Saban. The Aggies are 9-9-1 as home underdogs in last 10 seasons.


Alabama Prop Bets vs Texas A&M

It's not the BCS championship but some oddsmakers are treating it that way with dozens of props bets on the Alabama Crimson Tide vs Texas A&M Aggies matchup this weekend.

In a game with so much hype and so much wagering interest, sportsbooks traditionally offer more things to bet on. With Johnny Manziel and A.J. McCarron at the controls there are obvious prop bets concerning the QBs in this battle, which was won last year by the Aggies.


Buckeyes vs Golden Bears: Week 3 odds

The health of Buckeye quarterback Braxton Miller kept this line off the board early in the week, but it was sitting at 16 points as of Thursday.

Miller was injured in No. 2 Ohio State’s win over San Diego State, but backup Kenny Guyton came in and played well.

Cal has struggled in its first two games under new coach Sonny Dykes. The Bears lost to Northwestern in their opener and struggled to sneak by Portland State last week.

Cal has failed to cover the spread in its last seven games.

The Bears are 15-29 against the spread at home over the last 11 seasons and just 3-9 ATS as home underdogs.



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