Saturday’s Betting Tips
Saturday’s Betting Tips
Saturday’s Betting Tips
Weather to watch
Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees: A 40 percent chance of thunderstorms at first pitch with the threat of precipitation decreasing throughout the evening hours.
The Tampa Bay Rays have put together back-to-back wins after dropping consecutive contests to the Mariners. The Rays are the hottest team in baseball with nine victories over their last 11 games.
The Los Angeles Angels have only two wins in their last seven games and find themselves 2.5 games out of the final wild card spot.
Webb Simpson's last 10 rounds at the Wyndham Championship: 45-under, 65.5 scoring average, +17.6 strokes gained putting.
Game of the day
Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves (-145, 8)
Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford suffered a foot injury in Friday night's preseason game and was spotted on crutches in the locker room afterwards. Ford missed significant time with a foot injury last year. The Raiders will update his condition early next week.
“A manager is not something you can go and change like you change your underwear. It can happen at some point, but the possibility of it happening, especially in the middle of the season, is a small percent, so that's not our case."- Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz on manager Bobby Valentine.
Betting news and notes
Blue Jays hurler Carlos Villanueva is perfect at the Rogers Centre this season, going 4-0 with a 2.72 ERA in five starts and 11 relief appearances.
The San Francisco Giants have won 10 of their last 14 road games since the All-Star break, outscoring opponents by a 103-45 margin.
The Arizona Diamondbacks were just 3-44 when scoring three runs or fewer going into Thursday but have won the last two games by scores of 2-1 and 3-1.
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Five Things You Need to Know for this weekend
5 Things You Need to Know in Sports
Want to start your day off right? Looking for some action and the most interesting events of the day? There are seven football games on Saturday and Sunday. Here is a brief look at the top four important matchups of the day along with a glance at future odds.
1)NY Giants at NY Jets, NFL Preseason Week 2, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
The Giants and Jets get together and neither team has to travel. The drama continues with the Jets as Mark Sanchez has to stave off his critics and Tim Tebow hopes to show better than last week as a passer. He'll likely face most of the Giants' backups. New York Jets are 14-4 ATS L18 in series. NY Jets are a 1-point favorite and the total is 36.5.
2)Washington at Chicago, Preseason Week 2, Soldier Field
Robert Griffin III makes his second appearance and his second road game. He'll take on the Bears, who are without LB Brian Urlacher (knee). But the Bears, who were destroyed last week at home against Denver (31-3). They several key starters including QB Jay Cutler, who will play in this game. Washington is 3-9 ATS after scoring 9 or less points. Chicago is a 1.5-point favorite and the total is 37.
3)Dallas at San Diego, Preseason Week 2, Qualcomm Stadium
Dallas is coming off quite the yawner on Monday night, beating Oakland 3-0. But they lost TE Jason Witten to a spleen injury. He could be ready by the regular season. San Diego defeated Green Bay in their opener, 21-13. They need to establish a top wide receiver to replace Vincent Jackson. Another Vincent (Brown) stepped up last week with 4 catches for 81 yards and a TD. San Diego is 25-10 ATS coming off a home game. San Diego is a 3-point favorite and the total is 37.
4)Indianapolis at Pittsburgh, Preseason Week 2, Heinz Field
The Steelers were edged by the Eagles last week. Their passing game should be strong even without holdout Mike Wallace. Their running game is another story due to injuries. Andrew Luck gets a tough road test against the Steelers, who may blitz some. The Colts are 0-9 ATS in Week 2. Pittsburgh is a 4-point favorite and the total is 38.
5)Odds to Win the 2013Super Bowl
Super Bowl XLVII is in New Orleans for 2013. The New England Patriots are a +580 favorite, according to 5dimes. Green Bay is a close second at +590 and Houston is third. A sleeper watch is the New York Giants at +2100. Last year's Super Bowl champ is getting no respect early in the season.
New England Patriots +580
Green Bay Packers +590
Houston Texans +1200
Philadelphia Eagles +1300
San Francisco 49ers +1400
New Orleans Saints +1750
Pittsburgh Steelers +1900
Baltimore Ravens +2000
Denver Broncos +2100
New York Giants +2100
Atlanta Falcons +2700
Chicago Bears +2700
Dallas Cowboys +2750
San Diego Chargers +2800
Detroit Lions +2900
New York Jets +3700
Cincinnati Bengals +4700
Carolina Panthers +5000
Kansas City Chiefs +5500
Seattle Seahawks +6600
Buffalo Bills +7000
Washington Redskins +9500
Tennessee Titans +10000
Arizona Cardinals +11000
Oakland Raiders +11000
Miami Dolphins +12000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +12000
Indianapolis Colts +15000
St Louis Rams +18000
Jacksonville Jaguars +27500
Cleveland Browns +33000
Minnesota Vikings +33500