Saturday Setup: NCAAF Suspensions

Suspensions are a big part of the college football landscape, and staying on top of who is out and who is in can help give you a handicapping edge.

Here’s a look at some important suspension news heading into Saturday, as well some other interesting betting angles to consider.

Ole Miss suspends four players


Warriors Favored vs San Jose St

The San Jose State Spartans host the Hawaii Warriors in this week’s Friday night game.

While the Spartans are just 2-4 SU, they are 4-1 ATS in their last five games since losing big to Stanford in their season opener.


Baseball Odds: Brewers vs. Cards

The National League Championship Series reaches Game 5 on Friday night, with the St. Louis Cardinals hosting the Milwaukee Brewers.

Jaime Garcia is the starter for the Cardinals for Game 5, with the Brewers set to counter with Zack Greinke. In Game 4 on Thursday night the Brewers picked up a 4-2 win to tie the series at 2-2.


NFL Line Moves: Rams huge underdogs

Some weeks, bettors and bookmakers see eye to eye on most games. A few games have a minor adjustment here or there, and most of the board stays put. With four games seeing line movements of over three points, Week 6 is clearly not one of those weeks.

Here’s a look at four games with big line movements in Week 6.

St. Louis Rams @ Green Bay Packers (from -10.5 to -15.5 at 5Dimes)


NCAAF Line Moves: LSU bigger favorite

Generally speaking, the biggest line movements on the college football card tend to come from games in non-BCS conferences. That’s what makes this week’s line movements so interesting; four games featuring BCS conference foes have had line movements of over four points.

Here’s a look at those four games which had the most severe line movements in Week 7.

BYU @ Oregon State (from +2.0 to -3.0 at Bovada)


Spartans vs Wolverines Preview

The Michigan Wolverines will face their toughest test yet on the road this week against the in-state rival Michigan State Spartans.

Michigan State has given Michigan plenty of trouble lately, winning all three of their last three meetings both SU and ATS.

Denard Robinson racked up 454 yards of total offense and four touchdowns to top Northwestern last week despite three interceptions.

View Michigan vs Michigan State Odds and Stats.


Jets, Coyotes on NHL betting board

The Phoenix Coyotes will be the home favorites on the NHL betting lines on Saturday night when they play host to the Winnipeg Jets.

When the Jets were based out of Atlanta they struggled against Phoenix, losing four straight games - albeit by one goal each time they met. The Jets will be charged up for this contest, but expect the Coyotes' record against them to sway most bettors to wager on Phoenix at shops like 5Dimes.


Saints consensus pick to beat Bucs

A team that lost 48-3 last week opened as just 3.5-point underdogs against the high-powered Saints?

Is this an oddsmaker error as New Orleans visits Tampa Bay on the Week 6 NFL odds menu? Maybe, as the Saints are 7-2 ATS in their past nine trips to Tampa, which got killed by the 49ers in Week 5.

The Buccaneers have been a tough dog lately, going 6-2 ATS while the OVER has been a reliable wager when the Saints are small faves of 4 or less points (14-2 past 16 times).


Raiders Browns Odds Preview

The Raiders look to win a second straight game in the wake of owner Al Davis' death last week as they host the Cleveland Browns.

Oakland earned a tough road win at Houston on Sunday and they opened as 6-point home chalk against the rested Browns. Cleveland seems to learn from its bye week, going 4-1 ATS in the past 5 seasons after their bye. Of note, the OVER is 4-1 in those games.

But the Raiders historically have trouble with the Browns - they are 0-5 ATS in their past five meetings with only one victory.


Ravens have never lost to Houston

Houston has never beaten the Baltimore Ravens in four career attempts and they opened as 7-point underdogs on the Week 6 NFL odds menu for their fifth attempt.

Houston suffered a home loss to the emotional Raiders (who lost owner Al Davis last Saturday) and will be without WR Andre Johnson again. The Ravens meanwhile come off a bye week, a situation where they have thrived recently (8-1 ATS in the past nine seasons following a bye week).



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