Friday's Betting Tips

Friday's Betting Tips

Friday's Betting Tips
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WEATHER TO WATCH

According to weather underground, the wind should be blowing straight out to left field at Wrigley in Chicago today. Oddsmakers have the Cubs favored at -155 but as per normal, they will hold off on posting a total for this game. Keep an eye out to get it early. It’s likely to go up after its release.

WHO'S HOT?

The B.C. Lions. They have won and covered their last three games and their defense hasn’t given up a touchdown in over 180 minutes. They’re 5.5-point favorites at Winnipeg tonight.

WHO'S NOT?

Red Sox pitching staff. Boston has given up 30 runs in its past four games, all of which it lost straight up and on the runline. The Sox are 13-21 in his absence with their designated hitters going 31 of 130 (.238) with seven RBIs and no home runs.

KEY STAT

11-23. That was the Blue Jays’ record without slugger Jose Bautista in the lineup due to a wrist injury. He returns tonight for Toronto.

GAME OF THE DAY

Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns (-4, 37)

INJURY THAT SHOULDN'T BE OVERLOOKED

It sounds like the Red Sox’ David Ortiz will be activated off the DL today after being out since July 17 with an Achilles heel injury.

BETTING NEWS AND NOTES

According to the Detroit News: "Most Valuable Player candidate Miguel Cabrera left the Tigers game in the top of the second inning with a sore right ankle. The Tigers said his status is considered day to day."

Sportsbooks didn’t have a line out for the Angels-Tigers game as of Friday morning. We have the early overnight line though and it’s set with the Angels as slight -115 road dogs, courtesy of The Sports Club. The total was recommended at 9 with Greinke and Porcello on the mound.

Rookie quarterback Nick Foles will get the start tonight for the Philadelphia Eagles in Cleveland. Trent Edwards will likely come on in the second quarter, though. Michael Vick won't play again in the preseason due to a rib injury but should be ready for Week 1.

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Five Things You Need to Know for Aug. 24
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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 six NFL preseason games and a full baseball schedule.  Here is a brief look at the top four important matchups of the day along with a glance at future odds.

1)Philadelphia at Cleveland, NFL Preseason Week 3, Cleveland Brown Stadium

Philadelphia beat New England, 27-17 on Monday night laying 3 but they have just three days off. The Browns are coming off winning both of their preseason games, including a 35-10 win over Green Bay on the road. Last year in preseason, Philadelphia this game won at home, 24-14 laying 6. These two teams will open the season on Sept. 9 back at Cleveland so expect a lot of vanilla schemes. Philadelphia is 2-11 ATS off BB Overs. Cleveland is a 4-point favorite and the total is 38.5.

2)Atlanta at Miami, NFL Preseason Week 3, Sun Life Stadium

Atlanta takes on Miami at 7:30pmET at Sun Life Stadium on Friday night. Miami has lost their first two games, including last week against Carolina on the road, 23-17, getting 3. Atlanta has lost both games including last week's 24-19 home game vs. Cincinnati, laying 4'. Miami will start rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who was just named the stater. Last year, Miami beat Atlanta getting 2, 28-23 in preseason. Miami is 26-14 ATS as an underdog. The Falcons are 3-point favorites and the total is 42.

3)Chicago at New York Giants, NFL Preseason Week 3, MetLife Stadium

The Chicago Bears visit MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. to take on the New York Giants on Friday at 8pmET. The Bears are 1-1 this preseason after edging Washington 33-31. The Giants are 1-1 after beating the Jets 26-3 last week. Last season, the Giants crushed Chicago, 41-13, laying 4.5 in their second game of preseason. Chicago is 3-13 ATS off a home win. NY Giants are a 3-point favorite and the total is 41.5.

4)Seattle at Kansas City,  NFL Preseason Week 3, Arrowhead Stadium

Seattle visits Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Chiefs at 8pmET on Friday night. The Seahawks are 2-0 after beating Tennessee and Denver. KC is 1-1 after falling at St. Louis last week, 31-17, laying 1. In the regular season in 2011, Kansas City routed Seattle on the road, 42-24 laying 2. Seattle is 23-5 ATS in Week 3. The Seahawks are a 1.5-point favorite and the total is 42.

5)Odds to Win the 2012 AFC and NFC Conferences

Here are the latest odds to win the NFC and AFC from 5dimes. New England is a favorite to win the AFC, followed by Houston. In the NFC, Green Bay is a huge favorite over Philadelphia and San Francisco.

AFC Conference

New England Patriots +285
Houston Texans +400
Baltimore Ravens +750
Pittsburgh Steelers +775
Denver Broncos +800
San Diego Chargers +1100
New York Jets +1500
Cincinnati Bengals +1900
Kansas City Chiefs +2300
Buffalo Bills +2500
Tennessee Titans +3000
Oakland Raiders +3800
Miami Dolphins +4500
Indianapolis Colts +5000
Jacksonville Jaguars +8500
Cleveland Browns +11000

NFC Conference

Green Bay Packers +275
Philadelphia Eagles +600
San Francisco 49ers +600
New Orleans Saints +775
New York Giants +900
Atlanta Falcons +1200
Chicago Bears +1200
Dallas Cowboys +1225
Detroit Lions +1350
Carolina Panthers +2100
Seattle Seahawks +2500
Arizona Cardinals +4000
Washington Redskins +4200
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +4500
St Louis Rams +5500
Minnesota Vikings +10000

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