Red Sox vs. Rays on MLB betting lines

With first place in the AL East still in their sights the Red Sox continue their MLB betting series against the Rays on Saturday.

Boston will at least win the American League's Wild Card berth this season, but they're looking to heat up over the next few weeks and instead win the AL East division title over New York.


Strikeforce 36 Odds: Barnett vs Kharitonov

The Strikeforce Grand Prix semifinals go Saturday under the Strikeforce 36 Barnett vs Kharitonov banner, with odds on eight fights including a scrap between the ‘ladies.’

Josh Barnett is a -335 favorite to defeat Russian kickboxer Sergei Kharitonov according to 5Dimes. The MMA betting continues to go behind the former UFC Heavyweight Champ, who was -300 earlier in the week and from -240 last week.


Alabama Visits Penn State: NCAA Preview

Alabama visits Penn State on Saturday looking to duplicate its 2010 rout of the Nittany Lions and favored by double difits to do just that.

The Tide arrives at Beaver Stadium favored by 10 points at most online sportsbooks, although Bovada was offering a half point better for Penn State backers (+10.5) on Friday.
Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron gets his first road start and the somewhat shaky QB situation at PSU is likely to force them to run the ball against a very tough Tide defense. If PSU can't move the ball, while chewing up clock, the UNDER 43.5 is something to consider.

About 56% of voters and bettors are backing the Tide to cover the Alabama Penn State spread.


MLB Odds: Indians vs. ChiSox

Two teams on life support in the AL Central standings meet on Friday night when the White Sox play host to the Indians.

Both Chicago and Cleveland are in tough to catch the Tigers in the race for first place in the AL Central division with just a few weeks left to play in baseball's regular-season schedule.


Biggest College Football Line Moves

A major change in the college football point spread can indicate many things.

Dumb bettors putting too much money on the wrong team, an injury, a suspension and bad opening line by the sportsbook.

Whatever the cause of a big line move, it’s something NCAA football bettors MUST pay attention to if they want to be successful this season.

Here are the four biggest line moves of the week as of Friday.


Missouri vs Arizona State Pick

Arizona State Sun Devils boast a talented defense which will be tested by Missouri and its young QB James Franklin on Friday.

They are favored by as much as 8 points in NCAA football wagering, and were bot really tested by tiny Cal-Davis in their opener last week at Sun Devil Stadium.

Missouri is ranked 21st in the AP poll, but while you do not see ASU on the list, they were just outside the Top 25 and are favored to handle the Tigers. Oddsmakers clearly believe in their defense and their home-field advantage.


Cardinals vs Golden Panthers Betting

The FIU Golden Panthers travel to Louisville on Friday to face the Cardinals with renewed optimism, both in terms of their solid play and Lousiville's suspect play.

The Golden Panthers are only 4-point underdogs on Friday and Louisville backers are alarmed after their team barely defeated little Murray State. It means either great chalk value for the big school or a chance for the Florida school to come big against a Big East foe.


SEC dominates NCAA opening odds

The SEC boasts eight of the top 23 teams according to the AP Top 25 poll, so it’s not surprising that there are several battles of ranked schools this week.

Less surprising still that the conference on a 5-year national title winning streak should be providing those matchups.


Sprint Cup Odds: Wonderful Pistachios 400

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart will be looking to beat the NASCAR odds this weekend and lock down Chase berths as the Sprint Cup Series stages the Wonderful Pistachios 400 at Richmond International Raceway.


Cowboys Wildcats Betting Preview

Oklahoma State ran up 666 yards of offense in its season opener and dropped 61 points on poor UL Lafayette.

But the visiting Arizona Wildcats, who are 1-0 ATS against the spread, and won easily behind 412 yards and five touchdowns from Nick Foles, also see that the Cowboys gave up 34 points. No surprise that the key Thursday Night match between the No. 9 Cowboys and the Wildcats - a rematch of last year's Alamo Bowl - sees a huge 63.5 over under number.



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