As the regular season gets underway you can’t help but think about how the whole season is going to play out. One logical way to do that is by looking at the odds available for the potential NFL MVP. Here’s how Bodog has the field set out:
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Every year sports books offer wagers on college football team regular season wins. You can bet over or under a certain amount of games, and conference championships and/or bowl games do not count. They are a fun way to wager that give you action all season. Sometimes it backfires due to injuries, as was the case with Oklahoma last season. The Sooners were a top 5 team and projected to get 10 or 11 wins and compete for a National Title. Of course everyone remembers what happened in the first game last season. Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Sam Bradford was injured against BYU. The Sooners lost that game and never recovered. They ended up with a disappointing 7-5 season before beating Stanford in the Sun Bowl. And by the same token, teams such as Iowa came out of nowhere and won 10 games last season. Here are 5 win totals I like. Odds are courtesy of Bodog, who offers a ton of college football betting options this season.
With about two weeks to go until the start of the college football season, we will take a look at the odds to win the BCS national Championship game. There has been a lot of talk about the USC Trojans in the wake of the Reggie Bush case, and their postseason ban as well as their ban from the coaches poll has taken them out of the running for the national title.
The World Cup has come to an end and Spain took the title for the first time. The players are headed back to their club teams and preparation for the 2010/11 club seasons is starting. We will take a look at the top European leagues and the odds to win the championships.
The Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals Plan to Ruin the Public Consensus. The betting public is decidedly in favor of playing both the Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos in their first preseason contests. The Pack welcomes the Cleveland Browns to Lambeau Field, while the Broncos head east to tackle the Cincinnati Bengals. In each situation, bettors should consider fading these public favorites at a shop like Bodog or Bookmaker.
With the NBA draft a few months behind us and the free agency period coming to a close, let’s take a look at some of the favorites to win the NBA Rookie of the Year award. When the season starts our NBA betting odds page features live point spreads on every game on the board. Bookmark it!
With the first college football rankings poll released today what better time to look at some over valued college football teams. The sports media and college football fans spend the whole offseason building hype around a wide range of teams. Some of those teams thrive under the burning glare of the spotlight, while others inevitably wilt under the weight of expectations. It always seems easy in hindsight to look at the teams that don’t live up to their hype and pick out the reasons for their struggles. At this time of year, though, it’s much tougher to spot the ones who are headed to troubles. Here are five teams that are getting a lot of attention right now that could be headed for troubles as well as overvalued by the college football oddsmakers.
The problem right now for most sports bettors is that the football season is so close that’s alluring, camps are underway, week 1 NFL lines are posted, but there is still a whole pile of time to kill between now and the first meaningful kickoff. Far too long. In an attempt to kill some of that time while still being productive, I thought I’d take a look back at the teams that have been consistently good against the spread over the last five season, and those that have been consistently bad. The reasoning is that the five year time frame smooths out some of the flukes and unexplainable one year glitches – like the year Cleveland was actually good – and gives us a more meaningful long term picture. Before we look at what I found, I’m going to be like a bad comedian and tell the punchline before the joke – it’s really striking here that the teams that have been consistently solid against the spread are the teams that have been consistently very good, and the ones that have consistently burned money are the terrible teams. In this regard at least, the betting public is right in their NFL pick loyalties:
We have finally made it to the start of NFL training camps – the next step on the road to the much anticipated start of the season. The first teams report as soon as this weekend. If you’re like me then you’re going to devour all of the news you possibly can out of camps because you’re starved for real football action. While following the news out of camps is never a bad idea – more information is almost always better for bettors – there are some kinds of information that you should be paying more attention to than others. Here’s a look at five things to pay attention to, and four things to ignore:
After Louis Oosthuizen shocked the golf world and took home the Open Championship title, many of the best players in the world return to North America. They will face off in the RBC Canadian Open at St. George’s Golf Club in Toronto, Canada.