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Thursday's Betting Tips

Thursday's Betting Tips

Five Things You Need to Know for Thurs., Oct. 3

Five Things You Need to Know in Sports

Want to start your sports day off right? Looking for some action and the most exciting matchups of the day? There are four football games tonight including an NFL matchup. Here is a brief look at the top four important matchups of the day along with future odds.

1)Arizona at St. Louis, Edward Jones Dome

Arizona is coming off a 24-21 overtime win over Miami at home, while St. Louis is coming off an impressive 19-13 home win over Seattle. The Cards need Kevin Kolb to continue to limit the turnovers against an improved secondary, while St. Louis needs a big game from RB Steven Jackson.  Last year: ARIZONA (-3) over St. Louis, 19-13ot; Arizona (+2’) over ST. LOUIS, 23-20. Arizona is 4-1 ATS L5 in series.. Arizona is a one-point favorite with a total of 39.

2)USC at Utah, from Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City

USC is 3-1 after coming off a bye, while Utah is 2-2 after also coming off a bye. Last year: USC (-8’) over Utah, 23-14. USC makes their first trip to Salt Lake City in 95 years. USC did rebound with a 27-9 home win over California after losing to Stanford, 21-14 on Sept. 15. Utah fell at Arizona State on Sept. 22, 37-17 though they did beat then-#25 BYU, 24-21 on Sept. 15. USC is 5-1 ATS L6 conference games. USC is a 14-point favorite with a total of 48.

3)East Carolina at Central Florida,  Bright House Networks Stadium

Here is a big matchup in Conference USA.  ECU is coming off a 28-18 home win over UTEP, while UCF fell at home to Missouri, 21-16. This is Central Florida's first conference game. Last year: EAST CAROLINA (+7) over Central Florida, 38-31. Home team is 4-1 ATS L5 in series. Central Florida is an 11.5-point favorite with a total of 47.

4)Arkansas State at Florida Intl, FIU Stadium, 9-11, 3.20)

Here is a key Sun Belt matchup. Arkansas State (2-3) fell at Western Kentucky last week, 26-13 at home, while Florida International (1-4) lost at UL Lafayette, 48-20. Last year: ARKANSAS STATE (-3.5) over Fla Intl 34-16.  Home team is 4-0 ATS L4 meetings. Arkansas State is a 1-point favorite with a total of 58.

5)Odds to Win 2012-13 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

Will Kentucky repeat as NCAA Champs or can Indiana or Louisville use their experience to take the title. The college basketball season starts on Nov. 9, while practice tips-off next Friday, Oct. 12. Here are the College Basketball future odds from 5dimes listed below.

NCAA Men's Basketball   National Champion 2012/13

Kentucky +500
Indiana +750
Louisville +750
North Carolina +1000
North Carolina State +1000
UCLA +1200
Arizona +1500
Ohio State +1750
Kansas +2000
Syracuse +2000
Duke  +2000
Florida +2000
Michigan State +2200
Michigan +2500
Florida State +2500
Stanford +3000
Memphis +4000
Missouri +4300
UNLV +4500
Georgetown +6000
Texas +6000
Baylor +6000
Gonzaga +6500
Pittsburgh +6500
Saint John's +7000
Creighton +7000
Minnesota +7000
San Diego State +8000
Wisconsin +8000
Notre Dame +8000
Tennessee +8000
Alabama +8000
Texas A&M +8000
Butler +10000
Iowa State +10000
West Virginia +10000
Virginia +10000
California +10000
Wichita State +10000
Saint Joseph's +10000
Ohio  +10000
Drexel +10000
Virginia Commonwealth +10000
Providence +10000
St Louis +10000
Davidson +10000
Marquette +10000
Illinois  +11000
Washington +11000
Villanova +11000
Vanderbilt +12000
Seton Hall +12000
BYU +12000
Kansas State +12500
Arkansas +12500
Miami Florida +12500
Iowa +15000
Oregon +15000
Oklahoma +15000
Clemson +15000
Maryland +15000
Xavier +16000
Murray State +20000
New Mexico +20000
Oregon State +20000
Mississippi State +20000
Northern Iowa +20000
South Florida +20000
Southern Mississippi +20000
Temple +20000
St Marys +20000
Oklahoma State +20000
Colorado +20000
Purdue +22000
Long Beach State +30000
Utah State +30000
Marshall +30000
LaSalle +30000
LSU +30000
USC +30000
Central Florida +30000
Dayton +30000
Georgia Tech +30000
Northwestern +30000
DePaul +30000
Colorado State +30000
Virginia Tech +30000
Georgia +30000
Richmond +30000
Nevada +30000
George Mason +30000
Belmont +35000
Rutgers +45000
South Carolina +50000
Harvard +50000
St Bonaventure +50000

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