Cowboys at Raiders betting preview

New Raiders coach Dennis Allen, at least publicly, is saying his team is out to win tonight’s preseason opener against visiting Dallas


“We’re going to try to win,” Allen said in a Q&A on the team’s website. “That doesn’t mean we’re going to play our starters for four quarters; we’re trying to win the game. These games, they don’t count, but they matter. If you want to develop a winning attitude the best way is to go out and win games.”


WAC Football Betting Preview: 2012 Odds

Of the 11 conferences that make up college football’s Division IA, which is formally known as the Football Bowl Subdivision, no one has been more affected by realignment then the Western Athletic Conference.

It has been a revolving door in the WAC in recent years and this season is no different.


Yankees vs Rangers Odds Preview

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between New York and Texas on Monday, with the host Yankees trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

It's a pitching duel between David Phelps for the Yankees (0-1 on the year) and Ryan Dempster for Texas (6-5 so far). Watch for the opening moneyline later this morning on this important AL battle.


CFL Week 8 Betting Preview

The Canadian Football League offers up a full slate of four games this week, starting on Thursday night when the Tiger-Cats hit the field in Winnipeg to take on the Blue Bombers. Week 8 then continues through to Sunday, when the Lions play host to the Western-rival Roughriders at BC Place.

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

Thu August 16 - Hamilton at Winnipeg, 8:00pm ET
Last 10 Meetings: Winnipeg 6-4 SU, 5-4-1 ATS | OU 5-5


USA Hoops big favorite for gold Sunday

The United States men's basketball team is once again listed as a big favorite on the odds at the sportsbooks as they get set to play against Spain in the gold medal game of the Olympic tournament on Sunday.

The Americans have won all seven of their games so far at the London Olympics, going a perfect 5-0 in the qualification round, getting past Australia 119-86 in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, and then beating Argentina 109-83 in the semifinals on Friday.


LSU odds: Tyrann Mathieu dismissal impact

LSU kicked star corner and punt returner Tyrann Mathieu off the team on Friday, but the Tigers remained among the top favorites to win the BCS title at the sportsbooks.


Dwight Howard trade shuffles NBA title odds

Before the Dwight Howard trade there had been 20 times more bets placed at Bovada on the Miami Heat to win the 2013 NBA Championship than there had been on the Los Angeles Lakers.


UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II Odds

MMA betting action on four of the UFC 150 fights is now available, and as expected the new Lightweight champion is the favorite to defend his title.

The UFC Lightweight championship is one of the toughest to retain in MMA. In just over two years three different fighters have worn the Lightweight strap, and now it’s Benson Henderson’s turn to try and keep a title in the most stacked division in MMA.


NASCAR Odds: Watkins Glen Preview

Marcos Ambrose is the defending champion at the Sprint Cup Series event at the Watkins Glen road course, and he's the favorite at the sportsbooks once again for the race at the venue this week.

Ambrose is pegged as the +400 favorite at TopBet to take the checkered flag in the Finger Lakes 355 at The Glen on Sunday afternoon, and he'll be looking for at least his first Top-5 finish of the Sprint Cup Series season on the road course.


Usain Bolt 4x100m Men's Relay Odds

Usain Bolt has already run 100m for a gold medal once in London, and he'll be looking to do it again on the weekend as his Jamaican team races in the 4x100m relay as the favorite on the betting odds.

Bolt and the Jamaicans are pegged as the 4/11 favorite at Bovada to win the men's 4x100m heading into the qualification round of the event on Friday; the final is Saturday.



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