The first sportsbook to post week 1 sides for the upcoming season is CRIS. There were some early movers that a couple sharp players bet early including USC -7 Memphis +5, BYU +9, and Tennessee +2. To view all of the matchups for week 1 click here. Be sure to bookmark our live College football odds feed for when more books start posting NCAA football spreads. You will be able to see line moves and have live odds to compare from over 16 sportsbooks.
Sports Betting Section
MADDUX'S WINNING PICKS
MADDUX'S LIVE ODDS
There was a lot of action today but maybe the biggest deal that didn’t happen was Alfonso Soriano staying put in Washington.Â Soriano will remain a Washington National and try to work out a long term contract agreement.Â Some teams that expressed serious interest in the Washington outfielder were the Angels, Mariners, and Twins but nothing was able to get done.
Â Here are some other deals that did happen.
As is the case every year we knew that it wasn’t a matter ofÂ IF the New York Yankees were going to try and strike a deal to improve their ball club, but WHEN will the Bronx Bombers strike a deal.Â Those questions were answered on Sunday with their acquisition of Bobby Abreau and Cory Lidle from the Philadelphia Phillies.
Red Sox DH David Ortiz, who now has 11 walk-off career hits and presently leads the majors in homeruns and RBI, did it again on Saturday, serving up a single to drive in the winning run in the bottom of the 11th against the Angels. Last year, chants of MVP were heard for Ortiz. This year thereâ€™s clamor again for him to be MVP. That raises the questionâ€”should a DH, who rarely if ever plays the field, be considered for MVP? Some purist say â€œNever!â€? But why not? A DH plays every day, Ask yourself thisâ€”how often is a guyâ€™s fielding considered in MVP voting? If it goes to a hitter (and not a pitcher), itâ€™s always about offensive output. So I say- ORTIZ FOR MVP!
We noticed that Pinnacle Sports has finally hung NCAA football season wins totals for about 45 of the college universities. The limits are moderately low right now but there are still some juicy opportunities out there. We personally bet these wagers at Olympic about 2 weeks ago.
Today marks theÂ start of the 37th annual world series of poker.Â It is reported that there are over 8000 entrants to pony up the 10K entry fee.Â Another record breaking year in terms of prize pool and entries.Â It truly is amazing just how big has become.
Great effort by numerous MLB players, led by Barry Zito, is Strikeouts for Troops. Players agree to pledge a certain amount of money per strikeout, home run or RBI to aid injured vets. Players usually pledge $200 per stat. So if a participating player hits two dingers in a game, heâ€™d give $400 towards helping vets whoâ€™ve sacrificed for the U.S. Zito puts his money where his arm is and gives $500 per strikeout. Youâ€™ll see him before the game recruiting players from other teams for the effort.
This comes under the headline– â€˜HUH?â€? The Denver Broncosâ€™ Todd Sauerbrun has been suspended for 4 games for using the banned dietary supplement ephedra to become a lean/mean fighting machine for training camp.
The Brownâ€™s offensive center and Pro Bowler LeCharles Bentley, who was a huge free agent signing this summer by Cleveland, suffered a season-ending knee injury in 11-on-11 drills on Thursday on a play where he blocked nose tackle Ted Washington. That leaves a big hole for coach Romeo Crennel to fill. Cleveland– 6 andÂ 10 this year? Maybe, maybe not, but either way that under 6.5 +135 Season Wins line at Pinnacle is looking pretty juicy right now.
Let the big name deals begin as the trade deadline approaches.Â Carlos Lee, after declining a 4 year 48 million dollar deal offered by Milwaukee yesterday, was dealt to Texas Rangers in a multi player deal.Â The Texas Rangers in addition to Lee will recieve prospect Nelson Cruz, while the Brewers will get relief pitcher Francisco Cordero, OF Kevin Mench, OF Layne Nix, and minor league prospect Julian Cordero.