Manchester United will look to continue the strong start to their season as they visit Fulham this Sunday. Kick off is at 11:00 AM EST at Craven Cottage. After a 0-0 draw against Bolton, Fulham will looking to break into the scoring column for the first time this season. Currently 14th in the standings, Fulham has a tough task ahead of them this Sunday. Although they do have some gifted attackers, including the United States’ own Clint Dempsey, they will be facing one of the top defenses in the league. Having made so significant additions to their attack in the offseason, Fulham looks to continue their offensive struggles this season. They scored only 39 goals while allowing 46 in 38 league games last season, and the current roster does not offer any reason for this trend to change. Although a solid defensive team, they will be up against one of the top attacking teams in the Premiership, and it is unlikely that they will have the same success defensively this Sunday that they did last week against Bolton.
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The Oakland Raiders and Chicago Bears are set to do battle Saturday night at Soldier Field in Chicago. Both teams are looking to improve on disappointing seasons last year. The silver and black made a significant upgrade at quarterback, adding Jason Campbell from Washington. Da Bears added defensive superstar Julius Peppers from Carolina, underrated running back Chester Taylor from Minnesota, and look forward to a healthy Brian Urlacher. 2010 promises to be a better season for both clubs.
When we talk about college football betting virtually all of our attention is directed towards the BCS conferences. That’s where most of the glamour is, and for fans who aren’t hardcore there is more than enough to keep them interested. There is a lot of good football being played every week in the other five conference in the FBS, and I’m not just talking about Boise State and Utah, either. Here’s a look at how those five conferences stack up from best to worst from a college football betting perspective as we get ready for the start of this season:
The start of NCAA football is less than a month away. With the week 1 college lines recently released, it is time to look at some of the big games that open up the season. For lines and totals on all of the week 1 games check out the college football odds page of Maddux Sports.
With LeBron James taking his talents to South Beach this fall, the 2010-11 MVP race becomes wide open. The NBA pick handicappers at Maddux Sports have broken down and previewed the prop bet. Will King James win the award for the third consecutive season, or will someone else be taking home the trophy?
Another week in the books and we are one step closer to NFL preseason football. The hall of fame game is less than 3 weeks away and the NFL handicappers at Maddux Sports are locked and loaded for another wallet stuffing NFL season. Here are a few of the stories we are talking about in our war room.
The arrests keep coming. After our last weekly recap featured several stories about arrests in the college football world, the theme seems to continue on into this week’s headlines. College Football weekly recap July 12 – 18
The best part of college football is that no team can ever be complacent. No matter how good a player is or how well he fits with a team and a system he can’t play for more than four years. That means that good teams have to be on top of their game and their recruiting to stay good, and teams always have a chance to climb into the upper echelons when a new set of players arrives in town. That constant change can be extremely stressful for fans – especially when your starting quarterback is forced to move on. In some cases a departing quarterback can start a serious decline for a team – like when Chad Henne left Michigan. Other times, though, a new guy steps in and is able to maintain the level of play or even improve it. Here’s a look at four teams which are facing big quarterback changes this year that have a good chance of coming through it just fine:
By the time most of us wake up on Thursday morning the Open Championship will be well underway at St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland. If you are interested in betting on the whole field then you have to decide whether to go with Tiger Woods or against him – despite his terrible recent form the fact he has won the Open the last two times it has been played at St. Andrews means that he is the overwhelming 5/1 favorite, with no one else in the field at less than 16/1. The payoffs for betting on the whole field can be very large and exciting if you win, but in my mind it’s a far more interesting puzzle to bet the head-to-head matchups for the whole tournament. They are easier to handicap, and there is far less volatility and risk involved in playing them. Here’s a look at some of the more interesting British open predictions on head-to-head matchups that are available for the tournament (odds are from Bodog):
Tiger Woods goes into the AT&T National as the defending champion. However, the tournament was played on a different course last year. Woods won the title at the Congressional Country Club in 2009, and this year the tournament will be held at Aronimink Golf Course outside Philadelphia, Penn.