Everyone know about the teams that are expected to be the truly elite squads in college football this year – Alabama, Ohio State, Boise State and so on. We also know about the teams that just aren’t ready for prime time. Where the real opportunities are for college football handicappers, though, is in spotting the teams poised have a better season than people expect. Being ahead of the betting public is always a good place to be. Here are three teams that have the potential to be surprisingly good – perhaps even good enough to win their conferences, or in one case at least their division:
Sports Betting Section
MADDUX'S WINNING PICKS
MADDUX'S LIVE ODDS
The NBA schedule has finally been released in it’s entirety after the league teased us over the last week with some marquee games. That means that this is a good time to look over the schedule for 10 games that stand out as interesting ones for bettors to keep a close eye on. I don’t want to be painfully predictable, so I’m going to leave most games featuring the Lakers and the Heat off – every game they play is going to be worth watching. Here are ten more slightly lower profile games (okay, one is as high profile as it gets, but you get the point) that stand out at first glance:
With the best players in the world teeing off at St. Andrews’ Old Course, there is a variety of british open betting prop bets available at online sportsbooks. You can bet on somewhat predictable things like who the top player from a specific country will be or who will end up the top senior player.
Here are top stories for last weeks college football news. With the arrests and DUI’s, NCAA football is becoming more and more like the NFL each and every week. Still this is good info from the guys that make the best college football picks on the net.
NFL weekly recap July 5th-July 11th. As usual this weekly edition of NFL news will include Michael Vick once again. There were also a few contract signings as well as more news on superstar corner Darrelle Revis prepared to sit out training camp until he gets a new contract. Onto the weekly news.
In the wake of LeBron’s decision, the future bet nba odds to win the NBA championship next season have changed dramatically. All of a sudden a certain team in South Beach finds itself at the top of the list of choices with sportsbooks.
The UFC is bringing us the most intriguing main event we have seen in a long time at UFC 116 in Las Vegas this weekend. After a string of main events that either haven’t made any sense or haven’t lived up to their potential we now have one that should not only be thrilling to watch, but which also will conclusively determine the pecking order in a division. When Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin meet late on Saturday night they will not only determine who is the heavyweight champion of the organization – Lesnar is the champion and Carwin is the interim champion – but quite likely they will determine who the best heavyweight in the world is right now. That title has long belonged to Fedor Emelianenko, but the Russian giant was shockingly beaten by Fabricio Werdum last weekend, so the spot at the top of the heap is wide open.
The NBA Draft is just around the corner. The draft is an absolute crapshoot, but there a re a couple of things we know for sure – some guys are going to be much better than expected, and some are going to be absolute busts. Identifying the guys that will fall into either group is an inexact science, but we can certainly speculate. Here’s a look at six guys who have serious bust potential:
A lot of players chosen in the NBA Draft each year aren’t expected to hit the ground running. Teams that pick them know that it will take a year or two for them to grow up physically, learn the pro game, and adjust to the mental and physical demands of the new league. Each year, though, there are guys that are valuable contributing players to their teams pretty much right out of the gate. Stephen Curry fits that bill from last year, and Brandon Jennings and Tyreke Evans really did – they were arguably the best players on their teams. Here’s a look at six guys who could be useful for their new teams right from the start:
Teams are in the process of preparing for training camp and rosters are shaping up. Nothing is set in stone yet, and injuries in camp can still change the look of a team for next season. However, we now have a good idea of what the teams will look like. On top of that, it is never too early to look at the Super Bowl futures, as there is some value to be found for the early bird.