Archive for: August, 2013

NCAA Football Week 1 Picks: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. No. 13 Oklahoma State Cowboys Saturday, 8/31/13, 3:30 PM EST, TV:  ABC Opening Point Spread:  Oklahoma State -11 Current Betting Line:  Oklahoma State -12.5 Opening Total:  59 Current Total:  60 Odds Courtesy of Bookmaker Mississippi State is 4-0 in season openers under current head coach Dan Mullen—winning those games by an […]

College Football Week 1 Picks: Toledo Rockets vs. Florida Gators

Toledo Rockets vs. No. 10 Florida Gators Saturday, 8/31/13, 12:20 PM EST, TV:  ESPN3 Opening Point Spread:  Florida -23 Current Betting Line:  Florida -24 Opening Total:  57.5 Current Total:  57.5 Odds Courtesy of Bookmaker Toledo is counting on a veteran offense and young but talented defense to match up with a Florida squad that is […]

2013 New England Patriots NFL Preview

2012 Wins: 12 AFC Odds: +325 Superbowl Odds: +850 Odds Courtesy of 5dimes The Patriots are considered by most the favorite to win the AFC, and that’s largely based on precedence. Oddsmakers at 5dimes consider the Broncos to be slight favorites, but at the bare minimum most are holding the Patriots as likely to win […]

2013 Cleveland Browns NFL Team Preview

2012 Wins: 5 AFC Conference Odds: +6000 Superbowl Odds: +16500 Odds Courtesy of 5dimes The Cleveland Browns keep finding new ways to be bad. This season will mark yet another with a new quarterback, renewed optimism, and so on and on. But will it really? Browns fans are looking at last season’s five wins and […]

2013 Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Team Preview

Steelers Panthers NFL Preview

2012 Wins: 8 AFC Conference Odds: +1100 Superbowl Odds: +3000 Odds Courtesy of 5dimes The Pittsburgh Steelers are a team making a transition. It’s difficult to call it a rebuild, but the team did manage just a .500 record and after losing a number of starters over the offseason, it’s difficult to prospect the team […]

2013 Cincinnati Bengals NFL Team Preview

2012 Wins: 10 AFC Conference Odds: +1150 Superbowl Odds: +3000 Odds Courtesy of 5dimes The Cincinnati Bengals haven’t won a playoff game in 22 years, but there’s good hope in Cincy that things-are-a-changing. The Bengals have now made back-to-back postseason appearances and have to be considered a real threat to take the AFC North outright […]

2013 Baltimore Ravens NFL Team Preview

2012 Wins: 10 AFC Conference Odds: +1150 Superbowl Odds: +2800 Odds Courtesy of 5dimes.com The Baltimore Ravens were expected to have some kind of rebuild following their 2012 Superbowl culmination, but Ozzie Newsome planned neither a rebuild nor his own retirement. Instead, Newsome went out and replaced his trio of departed vets (Ray Lewis, Anquan […]

MLB Picks: Oakland Athletics vs. Detroit Tigers

The Oakland Athletics (72-57) and Detroit Tigers (77-53) will open up a four-game American League series Monday night at Comerica Park, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:08 p.m. ET Oakland Athletics vs. Detroit Tigers Oakland has dropped four of its last five games, including a 10-3 setback to the Baltimore Orioles as +101 road […]

NCAA Football Week 1 Picks: North Carolina Tar Heels vs. South Carolina Gamecocks

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. No. 6 South Carolina Gamecocks Thursday, 8/29/13, 6:00 PM EST, TV:  ESPN Opening Point Spread:  South Carolina -10.5 Current Betting Line:  South Carolina -10.5 Opening Total:  56.5 Current Total:  56.5 Odds Courtesy of Bookmaker North Carolina has posted five consecutive winning seasons, at it looks to pick up a season-opening […]

NFL Preseason Week 3 Predictions: St. Louis Rams vs. Denver Broncos

St. Louis Rams vs. Denver Broncos Saturday, 8/24/13, 8:00 PM EST, TV:  CBS Opening Point Spread:  Denver -7 Current Betting Line:  Denver -7 Opening Total:  43 Current Total:  43 Odds Courtesy of Bookmaker St. Louis is 0-2 straight up and against the spread during the 2013 NFL preseason, which includes a 19-7 defeat to the […]

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