TheSpread is Pleased to Welcome GTBets as Our Newest Sportsbook Sponsor!

Limited Time Offer - Free $20 Bet Just for Signing Up! Don't Miss Out on Free Money, This Offer Will Expire Soon Click Here to Get Your Free $20 Bet

Friday's Betting Tips

Friday's Betting Tips

Five Things You Need to Know for Oct. 19

Five Things You Need to Know

Looking for some exciting events on Friday? Want to lay some action down on some national tv games? Here are some of the top four matchups of the day including football and baseball playoffs along with future odds.

1)Connecticut (3-4) at Syracuse (2-4), Carrier Dome

TLast year: CONNECTICUT (-1) over Syracuse, 28-21. The Huskies fell to Temple last week, 17-14, while Syracuse is coming off a 23-15 loss to Rutgers on the road. While UConn struggles to score (19ppg), they hang in most games because of their defense. The Huskies’ defense ranks sixth nationally in total yards allowed (261ypg) and they rank 10th nationally in tackles for loss with 52. Cuse needs a big game from QB Ryan Nassib. Connecticut is 5-0 ATS L5 in series.  Syracuse is a 4.5-point favorite with a total of 43.5.

2)San Francisco at St. Louis, Game 5, NLCS Busch Stadium

Barry Zito (15-8, 4.15) takes on Lance Lynn (18-7, 3.78 ERA). The Giants are taking a gamble by relying on Zito in this important Game 5. It's a risk because the Cards hit lefties (.268) better than they do right-handers (.262). Lynn allowed four runs in six innings in his last start against the Giants on Aug. 7.  The Giants are 2-6 in Zito's last 8 starts vs. Cardinals.
3)WNBA Finals, Game 3, Minnesota at Indiana

The series is tied at 1-1 after Minnesota took care of business on Wednesday. The Lynx won 83-71 as Seimone Augustus scored 23 of her 27 points in the second half to lead Minnesota. But Indiana won Game 1 so they have the home court advantage. Now the question for the Fever is whether star shooting guard Katie Douglas (ankle) can return for Game 3. Indiana is a 1-point favorite with a total of 150.5.

4)NBA Preseason: Minnesota at Chicago

The NBA Preseason continues but Kevin Love won't be playing for the Timberwolves. He broke his hand attempting knuckle pushups during a workout. That means more pressure on Derrick Williams as Love will be out at least the first month of the regular season. Chicago has their own injury issues as they are waiting on star guard Derrick Rose (ACL) to return healthy.

5)Odds to win 2012-13 NBA Championship

Here are the latest odds to win the NBA Championship. The Miami Heat are favorites, but the revamped Los Angeles Lakers are right behind them in odds from 5dimes. Looking for a sleeper? How about the LA Clippers at +2800.

NBA Championship

Miami Heat +225
Los Angeles Lakers +300
Oklahoma City Thunder +410
Chicago Bulls +1700
San Antonio Spurs +700
Boston Celtics +1800
Los Angeles Clippers +2800
New York Knicks +4000
Indiana Pacers +4000
Dallas Mavericks +4500
Brooklyn Nets +5000
Denver Nuggets +6000
Philadelphia 76ers +6600
Memphis Grizzlies +7000
Minnesota Timberwolves +9500
Atlanta Hawks +11000
Houston Rockets +12000
Utah Jazz +12500
Portland Trail Blazers +15000
Orlando Magic +20000
New Orleans Hornets +20000
Phoenix Suns +22500
Golden State Warriors +23000
Milwaukee Bucks +25000
Cleveland Cavaliers +30000
Detroit Pistons +30000
Washington Wizards +30000
Toronto Raptors +30000
Sacramento Kings +35000
Charlotte Bobcats +75000

240315 Posts
Administrator has disabled public posting

Board Info

Board Stats:
Total Topics:
Total Polls:
Total Posts:
Average Posts Per Hour:
User Info:
Total Users:
Newest User:
Members Online:
Guests Online:


Forum Legend:


Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.