Sunday Setup: NFL Week 12

Only six weeks of regular season NFL betting remain, and with no more byes moving forward every betting card is even more loaded with key injuries and trends. Here’s a look at some NFL injury and weather news to take into account in Week 12.

Vick unlikely to start against New England


NFL Betting Props: Texans and Bears

The Houston Texans and Chicago Bears are both 7-3, and both will move forward without their starting quarterbacks as Jay Cutler and Matt Schaub are out for the rest of the season with injuries. The question on NFL betting fans’ minds is how will their replacements fare?

Here’s a look at the prop bets Bovada whipped up on these two quarterbacks and their teams, as well as a prop bet on Tim Tebow for Week 12.

Matt Leinart returns to starting role


NFL Picks: Week 12 Scores Engine

Underdog bettors will be giving thanks if the NFL scores engine is right with its Thanksgiving Day NFL picks.

After a 9-5 ATS run in Week 11, the computer is picking all three dogs – the Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers – to cover the spread Thursday. In three weeks since we fired up the picks engine, it is a documented 30-14 ATS.


Bellator 59 Odds features Friere

The Bellator season winner among the heavyweights and the bantamweights will be decided Saturday and the Bellator 59 odds point to Thiago Santos and Alexis Vila emerging victorious.

While the heavyweight finale between Santos and Eric Prindle sees the biggest men and the bantamweight finale between Vila and Eduardo Dantas sees the quickest men, most eyes (and MMA bets) will be on the Patricky Freire vs Kurt Pellegrino matchup.


Saturday Setup: NCAAF Week 13

There are plenty of injuries and suspensions as usual to take into consideration as you round out your college football betting card this week. Here’s a look at some of the late-week college football updates.

Mike Ball kicked off of team


College football Rivalry Week Picks

The NCAA football picks engine got off to a winning start this week, getting the Ohio Bobcats covering at home on Tuesday and Texas covering against Texas A&M.

But it needs to keep the momentum rolling to avoid a money-losing 25-31 ATS from last week. For Friday, it is forecasting 100 points scored in the Houston vs Tulsa game which will decide the Conference USA title.


Lockout Over: NBA Betting Futures

We're getting hoops action for Christmas this year, and the NBA futures at the online shops have the Miami Heat set as the favorites to win the title in the shortened season ahead.

The owners and players came to a tentative agreement to end the lockout on Saturday morning, with training camps and free agency now both scheduled to get underway on December 9.

The first games of the regular season will be played on Christmas, with a planned tripleheader of Boston vs. New York, Miami vs. Dallas, and Chicago vs. the Lakers.


NFL Line Moves: Week 12

Only four NFL line movements this week have been by a full point, with most games just moving a half-point in one direction or the other. The only major exception is in the Chicago Bears’ trip to Oakland.

Here’s a look at all of the games with NFL line movements of a full point or more.

Chicago Bears @ Oakland Raiders (from +1.5 to -4.5 at Bovada)


College Football Lines Moves: Week 13

There weren’t any major college football line movements this week as no game saw a line move by more than 2.5 points. That said, the games that did see two-point line moves are all important games with the SEC West, ACC Coastal, and Pac-12 South divisions all hanging in the balance.

Here’s a look at the four key games with this week’s biggest line movements.

Colorado @ Utah (from -19.5 to -22.0 at BetOnline)


NHL Betting: Pens vs. Canadiens

With Sidney Crosby back on the ice, the Pittsburgh Penguins will play in Montreal against the Canadiens in NHL betting action on Saturday night.

The Penguins slipped past Montreal 3-1 earlier this season, and the Habs were crushed 5-2 by Pittsburgh the last time these two teams met at the Bell Centre. With Crosby back, along with a healthy roster, the Pens will surely draw the majority of attention on the NHL betting lines at 5Dimes.



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