While all 119 Division I teams enter the 2006 season with fresh records and on equal footing with championship desires, the linesman at Pinnacle Sportsbook believe only a small number of teams stand any realistic chance of winning the BCS Championship Game on January 8th.
In whatâ€™s definitely a shocker, the West Virginia Mountaineers are currently a +650 favorite to win the national championship mainly because of their relatively soft schedule Notre Dame is a slight underdog to capture their 14th national title at +700 odds, followed by the number 1 ranked team in the poll Ohio State at +750. Even though USC has lost the big 3 Leinart, Bush, and White, USC has been installed as a +800 underdog to win the national crown. Pinnacle must believe that even though they lost all that talent, the Trojans will not miss a beat. Rounding out the top 5 are the Florida Gators lead by quaterback Chris Leak at +1000.
Continue reading “Odds Posted to win the 2006 BCS Championship!”
The 2006 NCAA football season kicks off today, and even before today the Heisman Trophy predictions are already taking form. Adding more fuel to the pre-season NCAA football fire, Pinnacle has released updated odds on who will be crowned the nationâ€™s number 1 collegiate player.
Continue reading “Heisman Trophy Odds Now Posted!”
With the 2006 College football Season opening up on Thursday we have noted some significant happenings that occurred over the off season in addition to what to look for in the 2006 campaign. Remember to jump on board for Maddux Sports’Â Winning College football picks this season.
Head coaches will have one opportunity to challenge an official’s call, as long as his team has a timeout remaining. Every close play is theoretically able to be reviewed by the refs, so the only time a coach is expected to challenge is if the offense is in hurry-up mode.
Continue reading “NCAA Season Starts Thursday, Some News and Notes”
Compare these two– Terrell Owens and David Ortiz. I don’t mean so much as players who can and/or do produce, although that figures into it. I mean as people who have a job to do.
Continue reading “The Ridiculous Vs. the Serious”
Terrell Owens was just recently fined $9500 by the Dallas Cowboys for missing a team meeting as well as missing a rehab workout.Â Owens has not practiced much at as well during fall camp and Bill Parcells seems to be losing his patience.Â When a reporter asked him if he would play a player who hasnâ€™t practiced, he replied defiantly that no he would not and asked the reporter to rethink his question.Â All indications right now seem all too familiar but the difference in Dallas is the fact that Bill Parcells is the head coach.
Continue reading “The T.O. Saga Continues”
It’s that time of year. With less than 2 weeks to go to the kickoff of the 2006 college football season decisions are being made regarding who will start and who won’t. And many of those decisions have to do with quarterbacking.
Continue reading “Starting College QBs Named & Then One Unnamed?”
It’s old news in a new setting. The talented Terrell Owens is making more waves by not being on the playing field than he ever has on the field. According to the Associated Press, Owens has missed 15 of 27 Cowboy practices. So– are we about to see him take down yet another team? Continue reading “T.O. a No Show Once Again”
While the opening to the 2006 College football season isnâ€™t for another 10 days, bettors can already get in on the action on all of the seasonâ€™s big games at Pinnacle Sports. As we noted a few weeks ago Pinnacle has already opened wagering lines on all week 1 College football games, but just this past weekend has posted odds on some marquee match-ups taking place this year.
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Its Monday morning and after a 2 days of our blog being down due to some upgrades, (thanks yahoo and word press) the Maddux Sports Blog is up and running. For the first post of the week we note that Pinnacle, Mansion, and CRIS have preseason betting lines for Week 3 of the NFL practice games. Getting on these betting odds early is a way sharp players can exploit weak lines. We noted in our post about College openers a couple weeks back about picking up such lines as Miami Florida +6.5, Akron +23.5, and Tennessee +2 to name a few that Maddux grabbed, this week NFL was no different.
Continue reading “Week 3 NFL Preseason Lines Now Up”
There are some important series this weekend, with the biggest one occurring when the Yankees venture into Fenway Park for a five game series against the Red Sox! The Bronx Bombers are 1.5 games ahead of Boston and Boston is 2.5 games out of the Wild Card. Thereâ€™s a lot riding on every meeting between these two teams. Percentage wise the Yanks have the second-best road record (55.3%) in the American League, while Boston has the second best home record (67.2%). Both teams have been struggling of late, with each going 4 â€“ 6 in their last ten games. The Red Sox and Yankees are 5- 5 against each other this season.
Continue reading “MLBâ€” Many Big Series this Weekend”