NCAA Odds: Boise State Visits Toledo

Boise State takes its No. 4 ranked act to Toledo to face the MAC’s Rockets Friday, giving 17 points on the road.

It’s the marquee college football betting action for Friday and the Broncos enjoy plenty of rest, having not played since a Week 1 thrashing of Georgia. The teams met last year and Boise State was favored by 39 points, but still covered the spread in a 57-14 rout.


BCS Battle: Oklahoma vs Florida State

Seldom has there been a bigger cause for revenge and a bigger stage for achieving it than when Florida State hosts Oklahoma Saturday.

The top-ranked Sooners pulverized the Seminoles in Norman last year with QB Landy Jones completing 30 of 40 passes for 380 yards with four TDs in the 47-17 beatdown.

This year, with the Seminoles ranked No. 5, it's critical to play well for BCS bowl consideration - as well as exacting some revenge.


Chelsea vs Manchester United Bonus

Undefeated Manchester United is a small favorite as it welcomes rival Chelsea to Old Trafford in a marquee fixture on the Barclays Premier League schedule on Sunday afternoon.


Mayweather Ortiz Odds Favor Decision Win

You must have quite a bit of money to bet on Floyd Money Mayweather Saturday as he defends his WBC welterweight belt against Victor Ortiz.

Mayweather has been a steady favorite and a big one heading into this fight, at -650 at Bovada. The hard-punching Ortiz, a southpaw who deefated unbeaten Andre Berto in April, pays a big +450 profit for the upset.


MMA Betting: UFC Fight Night Live

Jake Shields will be looking to find his place within the talent-rich welterweight division at UFC Fight Night Live when he steps into the Octagon against hard-hitting Jake Ellenberger.

Shields agreed to go on with the fight despite the tragic loss of his father in late August, only weeks before the event. Oddsmakers at 5Dimes don’t seem to think the personal circumstances will affect his performance and have him listed as a -170 favorite over Ellenberger. That line has dropped from an original line of -230 as more bettors opt for the Ellenberger upset.


Brady vs Rivers, Marino Record Props

All you have heard about since the season started is quarterbacks.

Peyton Manning won’t play, David Garrard got unceremoniously cut, Carson Palmer is quitting, Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees had an epic battle to start the season, Cam Newton was brilliant, Tom Brady was more brilliant.

This week, it’s Michael Vick going back to Atlanta, Brady vs Philip Rivers in another epic showdown, how long will relic Kerry Collins survive in Indy and will any of them break Dan Marino’s passing record of 5,084 yards.


LSU Opens As Chalk at Miss State

Mississippi State knows it has not defeated LSU since 1999, a stretch of 11 straight losses, as it prepares to host the Tigers in Thursday night college football wagering action.

And since 1995, the Bulldogs have only covered the spread four times (4-12 ATS) in their annual tilt against LSU. But as both SEC school sit comfortably inside the Top 25, this match takes on added significance and added betting interest.


Steelers Biggest Chalk Opening Lines

In the wonderful world of NFL betting, a team that was battered mercilessly and looked horrible one week can be the biggest favorite on the board the next week.

Welcome the Pittsburgh Steelers, crushed 35-7 by the Ravens in Week 1 and who turned the ball over seven times. The punishment for this horrible loss? You open as 15.5-point home favorites against the Seahawks in Week 2.

On paper, it’s a rematch of Super Bowl XL, but on the field, oddsmakers see it as a glorified practice for Pittsburgh to get themselves back on track this year.


Redskins vs Cardinals Preview

A week after getting no oddsmaker respect (and being home underdogs to the Giants), the Redskins are favored at home to visiting Arizona.

The Cardinals were lucky in Week 1, getting shredded by Cam Newton for 422 passing yards but still emerging victorious and covering the point spread.

And Redskins bettors know Washington is 9-1 SU and 7-3 ATS in their past 10 games vs Arizona. [ FREE NFL BANKROLL CONTEST - PICK WINNERS, WIN THOUSANDS IN CASH - SIGN UP NOW AND MAKE PICKS WITHIN SECONDS ]


Steelers host Seahawks in Week 2 action

In a battle of 0-1 teams, oddsmakers feel the Seattle Seahawks are 15.5 points worse than the Pittsburgh Steelers.

It shows bettor confidence in the Steelers at home, coming off a road whupping at Baltimore. And it shows bettors are convinced the Seahawks are not that good despite hanging tough with the 49ers in Week 1.

Their undoing was return man Ted Ginn, who scored a pair of TDs.



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