This weekend all fans are treated to some of the best scheduled games in recent memory, including a Michigan/Notre Dame showdown. These 2 teams first squared off in 1887, making this one of the oldest rivalries in NCAA football, and one of the most anticipated games this season.

Saturday the Michigan Wolverines and their 13th ranked football team travel to South Bend Indiana to play against the number 2 ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the 34th chapter of their historical rivalry. Since its inception, the Wolverines have an 18-14 straight-up advantage (1 tie), but the Irish have had the best of Michigan lately winning 3 of the last 4 games. The Irish have been particularly good against the point spread in recent games collecting the cash in 6 of the last 7 against the number. This Saturday the bookmakers (BETCRIS) opened Notre Dame as a 7.5 favorite over the Wolverines. A couple other sportsbooks followed with this 7.5 opener and on Sunday night Maddux’s handicapping team bet all the 7.5s we could driving the number down to 6.5/7 early Monday morning.

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Baseball’s Triple Crown is earned by the player who leads the league in homeruns, batting average and RBI in a given year. No one has won the Triple Crown in baseball since Boston’s Carl Yastrzemski (44 HR, .329 BA, 121 RBI) did it in 1967 and Baltimore’s Frank Robinson (49 HR, .316 BA, 122 RBI) achieved that same honor the year before. In over 120 years of professional baseball it’s only been done 15 times.

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At the beginning of the 2006 baseball season, many pundits said that the Wild Card in the AL would come out of the Central Division. Although no one predicted that the Tigers would be in contention, forget about leading the division, many did foresee two of the three clubs presently in contention in the hunt—the White Sox and the Twins. Continue reading “AL Wild Card—One Month to Go”

The odds are posted for the big contest this week between the number one Buckeyes and the number two Longhorns with most handicappers making the home team 2.5-point favorites and a few making them 3-point favorites. Three-points are normally given for the home field advantage, which means this contest is seen as being about as tight as it can get.

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