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Five Things You Need to Know for Monday, Aug. 27

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Want to start your day off right? Looking for some action and the most interesting events of the day? There is a light baseball schedule on Monday and the U.S. Open tennis tournament gets underway.  Here is a brief look at the top four important matchups of the day along with a glance at future odds.

1)LA Dodgers at Colorado, Josh Beckett (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Jeff Francis, (4-4, 5.79 ERA)

The LA Dodgers are now the West Coast version of the Boston Red Sox. Josh Beckett, who has having a sub-par season with the BoSox, starts his first game for the Dodgers. It's in the hitter-friendly confines of Coors Field. The Dodgers are 2-6 last 8 in Colorado. The Dodgers opened as a -175 favorite with a total of 10.

2)St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Kyle Lohse (13-2, 2.61 ERA) vs. A.J. Burnett (15-4, 3.63 ERA)

The Cards took two of three from National League Central leader Cincinnati. Now they head to Pittsburgh for a three-game set that might mean even more for their playoff hopes, as well as those of the Pirates. Kyle Lohse has been on form for the Cards, while the Pirates have lost five of six. They need Burnett to step up.. The OVER is 7-1-1 last 9 in series. St. Louis opened as a -125 favorite with a total of 8.
3)U.S. Open men's tournament starts

Flushing Meadow will be alive with first-round action on Monday. Novak Djokovic is the men's favorite and Rafael Nadal pulled out with a knee injury. Mardy Fish is in action as one of America's top hopes (John Isner is the highest-seeded American). Another American, Donald Young (+1600) plays at night on Arthur Ashe Court. Unfortunately that will be against #2 seeded Roger Federer at 8pmET.

4)U. S. Open women's tournament starts

The women are action on Monday though heavy favorite Serena Williams and her older sister Venus play on Tuesday. Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka is in action on Monday afternoon, while Maria Sharapova and last year's champ Samantha Stosur, play on Monday morning. At night, Kim Clijsters (-5000) takes on Victoria Duval. This is her last tournament, as she's retiring after the tournament.

5)Odds to Win the 2012-13 BCS National Championship

The college football season starts on Thursday. Will the champ be USC, Alabama or LSU? The SEC has won six straight and eight of the 14 BCS National Championships since the format has been implemented prior to the 1998 season. Here are the latest odds from Bovada listed below.

Odds to win the 2012-2013 BCS National Championship
USC 3/1
Alabama 5/1
LSU 6/1    
Florida State 13/2    
Oklahoma 10/1    
Oregon 10/1    
Georgia 16/1    
Arkansas 25/1    
Texas 25/1    
Virginia Tech 28/1    
Michigan 30/1    
Wisconsin 30/1    
South Carolina 35/1    
Michigan State 40/1    
Notre Dame 40/1    
West Virginia 45/1    
Clemson 50/1    
Florida 50/1    
Nebraska 50/1    
Auburn 75/1    
TCU 75/1    
Boise State 100/1    
Oklahoma State 100/1    
Kansas State 150/1    
Miami (Florida) 150/1    
Missouri 150/1    
Tennessee 150/1    
Mississippi State 200/1    
Stanford  200/1    
Texas A&M 200/1    
Iowa 250/1    
UCLA 250/1    
BYU 300/1    
California 300/1    
Cincinnati 300/1    
Georgia Tech 300/1    
Louisville 300/1    
NC State 300/1    
Washington 300/1    
South Florida 350/1    
Arizona 500/1    
Boston College 500/1    
Oregon State 500/1    
Pittsburgh 500/1
Texas Tech 500/1

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