Opening Odds: LSU Alabama Betting

Three games will be played between two ranked teams Saturday, but all of the nation’s eyes will be glued on one - the clash of two SEC titans when LSU takes the field against Alabama.

The No. 1 LSU Tigers are a 4.5-point underdog at 5Dimes on the road against the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide. Both teams have looked virtually untouchable to this point, winning every game by double-digits en route to strong ATS records (Alabama is 7-1 ATS, LSU is 6-2 ATS).


Mathews Favored to Score First TD

The spread favors the visiting Chargers, but not by much and the total is sticking at 44.5 - those are just two of hundreds of Monday Night Football bet types on the board tonight.

The Chiefs are +3.5 at home according to Bovada, which has the best Chiefs number. Bur what about Philip Rovers passing yards or who will be the first player to score a TD?


Monday Night Betting: SD vs KC

Kansas City pulled off a Pick 6 against the Raiders last week, with a half dozen interceptions in their 28-0 whitewashing of Oakland.

This week they face a more polished passer in Philip Rivers as the Chiefs try to beat the Monday Night Football odds and upset the San Diego Chargers.


Toledo vs Northern Illinois Preview

Bowl eligibility is on the line Tuesday night as both the 5-3 Northern Illinois Huskies and the 5-3 Toledo Rockets will be looking for their sixth win of the season.

Northern Illinois is 2-1 SU and ATS against Toledo, but the Rockets are 7-3 SU and ATS over their last 10 meetings with the Huskies including a 4-1 SU and ATS record at home.


Predators, Hawks on NHL lines

The Predators will be trying to extend their winning streak to three games when they meet the Blackhawks in Chicago in NHL betting action on Monday night.

The Predators will be road underdogs against the Blackhawks, who have split their last four games. Nashville is 3-2-0 on the road this season and they could see some action on the NHL betting lines at 5Dimes.


NFL Odds: Week 8 Betting Props

Plenty of storylines dominated the headlines this week with Terrell Owens working out, Cam Newton continuing to excel, and the “Andrew Luck Sweepstakes” in full swing. As usual, Bovada has turned these headlines into proposition bets.

Here are some of the most interesting prop bets available in Week 8.

Will Cam Newton break records?


Sunday Setup: NFL Betting Board

Throughout the week, NFL coaches keep their fingers crossed that they’ll have their injured key players ready to go when Sunday rolls around. Near the end of the week, it becomes clearer how realistic or unrealistic those hopes are.

Here are some key injury updates from late in the week heading into Week 8’s action.

A.J. Feeley to start in place of Sam Bradford again


Stanford vs USC Betting Pick

To remain undefeated and keep their National Championship hopes alive, the Stanford Cardinal will have to survive their biggest road test of the season this week when they visit the USC Trojans at the Coliseum.

Stanford is a perfect 7-0 both SU and ATS this season, and have fared well against USC recently with a 3-1 SU and ATS record against them in their last four games.

Andrew Luck only needed 169 passing yards with two touchdowns as Stanford rushed for 446 yards in their 65-21 win over Washington.


Seahawks vs Bengals Wagering Preview

Cincinnati has been a lousy bet following its bye week the past dozen years, but this year's Bengal team is different from years past.

The Bengals are just 3-9 ATS in 12 post-bye games dating back to 2000. But they get a weak Seahawks that managed just a field goal in losing 6-3 to Cleveland last week.

Cincy is favored by just a point and maye be great value. More than 60% of the betting action is on the Bengals here according to Consensus data here at


Browns open as underdog vs 49ers

There are very few sure things in NFL betting but one angle that appears in this game has been perfect 11 seasons in row.

When the San Francisco 49ers come out of a bye week, they play OVER. Maintaining that trend in 2011 could be challenging facing the sluggish Cleveland Browns, 6-3 winners against Seattle last week.

The Browns opened as double-digit favorites as they continue their surprising 5-1 start. If the trend holds up, the total will be the best bet. The best OVER line was at 5Dimes late Saturday, check the latest Sunday.



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