College Football Opening Odds: Week 3

Saturday went to the dogs in college football betting – and to the books.

Underdogs were the winning side in 40 of the 67 lined games with one push. That does not include the Savannah State-Florida State game, which was cancelled in the third quarter due to inclement weather.

All bets were ruled no action, with college games having to go 55 minutes in order to be official at sportsbooks.


Sprint Cup Odds: Geico 400

The Chase for the Sprint Cup starts on Sunday afternoon at Chicagoland Speedway, with the Geico 400 offering up the first NASCAR betting opportunity of the circuit's playoff schedule.

And Denny Hamlin leads the way atop the adjusted driver standings heading into the Chase with 2012 points thanks to his series-leading four wins this season. That has him just ahead of Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, and Brad Keselowski, who each won three races and sit at 2009 points.


CFL Week 12 Betting Preview

Week 12 of the Canadian Football League season gets underway on Friday night this week as the Stampeders get a visit from the cellar-dwelling Blue Bombers, with the CFL betting opportunities continuing through a Sunday afternoon contest in Montreal between the Alouettes and the Riders.

Find this week's CFL odds plus Grey Cup futures at Bovada.

Fri September 14 - Winnipeg at Calgary, 9:00pm ET
Last 10 Meetings: Calgary 7-3 SU, 2-6-2 ATS | OU 6-4


Steelers Broncos Week 1 Pick

Peyton Manning makes his return to the NFL Sunday with the Denver Broncos as they host the Pittsburgh Steelers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

And Bronco bettors are hoping that this reverses a trend that has seen Denver put up the worst ATS record as a home favorite over the past six seasons. And at just 5-24-1 ATS, Denver has been by far the worst home bet as a favorite.

Manning’s Broncos were a 1.5-point favorite at going up against the Steelers and their elite defense. Pittsburgh finished last season 12-4 straight up but just 7-9 ATS, finishing the regular season 1-4 ATS before losing outright to Denver in the playoffs. (Play NFL bankroll contest for a share of $5K in prizes! Join now for FREE!)


Free NFL Contest: Bankroll Game

NFL pick em action returns in 2012 with a free bankroll contest that rewards winners with a share of $5,000 in prizes.

The NFL Bankroll game, sponsored by TopBet, gives contestants $1,000 in free cash and challenges them to build the biggest bankroll.



Worst Week 1 NFL Bets

Patriot lovers have won their past seven Week 1 bets on their favorite, but not by wagering on the point spread.

Editor note: This trend was reported incorrectly. The trend is the Patriots have played six straight OVERs in games played in the month of September. They have played three straight Week 1 OVERs and 12 of their past 16 season openers played OVER the total. Apologies on the mistake. The offending party has been flogged and beaten...


College football betting updates

Live updates to help your Saturday morning college football handicapping:


11:55 a.m.: Big late move came in on Central Florida at multiple offshore shops. The Knights, who will be without star running back Latavius Murray against Ohio State today. The Buckeyes had been as high as 18.5-point favorites at most shops. But less than 30 minutes before the noon kickoff, the line plunged through the key number of 17 and went off as low as -16 at 5Dimes,



Trojans vs Orange Betting Preview

The USC Trojans, off to a good start in their quest for a BCS title game berth, travel cross-country this week to play the Syracuse Orangemen Saturday at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey.

Southern Cal, fresh off a 49-10 drubbing of Hawaii, is favored by 26 points over the 'Cuse, which just lost a gut-wrencher to Northwestern 42-41.

But the Trojans have not been great as double-digit road favorites, failing to cover in four of six games since 2009 in that situation. And the spread of 26 points at is bigger than any road number in recent seasons.


Yankees vs Orioles Odds Preview

Camden Yards hosts the finale of a crtitical series between the Baltimore Orioles and the visiting New York Yankees on Sunday.

Baltimore hands the ball to starter Zachary Britton in this one and he'll try to improve on his 5-1 mark on the year, as -122 favorites at The Orioles are 7-3 against the Yankees in the past 10 meetings.

New York counters with Freddy Garcia, who will try to quiet the fans and the Orioles bats at the same time.


Auburn vs Mississippi State Pick

A pair of SEC teams begin their conference campaigns as the Auburn Tigers visit the Mississippi State Bulldogs Saturday.

Auburn, a 26-19 loser to Clemson in its season opener, is a three-point underdog vs. the 'Dogs, who beat Jackson State opening weekend 56-9.



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