Golf Betting – Deutsche Bank Championship Preview

Golf Betting at BSNblogThere’s plenty of time for college football betting and NFL and the baseball playoffs, but we’re running out of meaningful golf tournaments to bet on in 2009. This week’s Deutsche Bank Championship is the second of four FedEx Cup playoff events, with the field narrowed to 100. Let’s review a few key names to consider.

Tiger Woods

Like the Patriots in NFL odds, you can’t talk about the top contender without mentioning Tiger. A pessimist will say he hasn’t been himself lately, “only” finishing second in his last two tournaments and struggling with short putts. An optimist will call the pessimists crazy and point out that Tiger has five wins in 2009 and a win at the Deutsche Bank in 2006. Believe it or not, I’m closer to the pessimist side. Don’t get me wrong – I think Tiger will be just fine and will crack the top 10 this week – but, to me, Tiger offers so little value at the sportsbook that you should only bet him when he’s a slam dunk.

Steve Stricker

Even though Tiger should win it, don’t be surprised if Steve Stricker steals player of the year honors. The plucky Stricker has two wins and five top-five finishes this season and almost always contends if the course isn’t too long – and the TPC of Boston isn’t. Thanks to his good ball striking, course management and putting, he’s a safe bet to contend…though he’s still prone to mistakes on Sundays in bigger tournaments, as he showed on 18 at the Barclays.

Padraig Harrington

I’ve led the charge of Harrington bashers this season – 2009 will go down as a year to forget for him – but Paddy is turning his game around. Despite his much-publicized meltdowns in recent tournaments, he still has three straight top-10s, including two second-place finishes. He doesn’t come without risk but think of him like you would a horse at an online racebook who is running faster than the other contenders entering the big race.

Vijay Singh

Alarm! Alarm! Many betting services will recommend Vijay like crazy this week. He’s a two-time winner of this tournament and owns both the course record and the aggregate score record. However, as kind as the Deutsche Bank has been to Vijay in the past, he’s playing terrible golf right now. He was the defending champ at the Barclays, last week’s event, and followed up the win with a missed cut.

Pick: Padraig Harrington

College Football Gambling Odds at Gambling Advisor blogThe Troy Trojans and the Bowling Green Falcons will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Doyt Perry Stadium.

Oddsmakers at Bodog Sportsbook currently have the Trojans listed as 7-point favorites versus the Falcons, while the game's total is sitting at 56½.

2009 team records:
Troy: 8-5 SU, 7-5 ATS

Bowling Green: 6-6 SU, 8-4 ATS

Troy most recently:
When playing in September are 4-6

When playing on turf are 7-3

After being outgained are 6-4

When playing outside the conference are 4-6

Bowling Green most recently:
When playing in September are 6-4

When playing on turf are 5-5

After outgaining opponent are 5-5

When playing outside the conference are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Troy is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Troy's last 6 games on the road

Troy is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road

Bowling Green is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Bowling Green's last 6 games

Bowling Green is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Bowling Green is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

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MLB Betting Lines at BSNblogThe Chicago White Sox will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Monday when they take on the Minnesota Twins at The Metrodome.

The White Sox will give the ball to starter Gavin Floyd in this one. Righthander Floyd is 10-8 this season with a 3.95 ERA.

It'll be Nick Blackburn toeing the rubber for the Twins in this contest. Righthander Blackburn is 8-9 with a 4.29 ERA so far this season.

Bodog Sportsbook currently have the White Sox listed as 105-moneyline favorites versus the Twins, while the game's total is sitting at 9.

The White Sox lost to the Yankees 8-3 as a +205 underdog on Sunday. The 11 runs scored went OVER the posted over/under total (11).

Scott Podsednik was 3-4 with an RBI and a run scored for Chicago, while Freddy Garcia allowed three runs on four hits in six innings.

The Twins defeated Texas 5-3 as a -150 favorite on Sunday. The eight runs scored fell UNDER the posted over/under total (8.5).

Jason Kubel was 2-3 with a home run and two RBI for Minnesota, while Justin Morneau scored a pair of runs in the win.

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi White Sox's last 12 games

The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Chi White Sox's last 20 games on the road

The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 12 games when playing on the road against Minnesota

Chi White Sox are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing Minnesota

Minnesota is 9-1 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox

Minnesota is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games

Next up:
Minnesota home to Chi White Sox, Tuesday, September 1

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Baseball Betting Predictions at BSNblogA winning streak will be on the line for the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday when they battle the Houston Astros at Chase Field.

The Astros will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Wandy Rodriguez in this game. Rodriguez has a 12-8 record and a 2.82 ERA this season.

Rodriguez's opponent in this one will be Dan Haren. The Diamondbacks righthander has a 2.73 ERA to go along with a 12-8 record this season.

Oddsmakers at Bodog Sportsbook currently have the Diamondbacks listed as 135-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.

The Diamondbacks pounded the Astros for the second straight night with a 9-0 win on Saturday, as -130 favorites. The nine runs went UNDER the posted over/under (10).

Justin Upton went 3-for-4 at the plate with a solo home run and two runs batted in for the Diamondbacks. Jon Garland tossed seven scoreless innings for the win.

Bud Norris gave up six runs over five innings in the loss for the Astros, who were +110 underdogs.

Current streak:
Houston has lost 2 straight games.

Arizona has won 3 straight games.

A few trends to consider:
Houston is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games when playing Arizona

Houston is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Arizona

Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road

Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Arizona is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Houston

Arizona is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Arizona is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing Houston

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MLB Betting Picks at Gambling Advisor blogThe Colorado Rockies and the San Francisco Giants will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at AT&T Park.

The Rockies will give the ball to starter Jason Hammel in this one. Righthander Hammel is 8-7 this season with a 4.52 ERA.

The Giants will counter Hammel with Matt Cain. Righthander Cain has a 2.39 ERA to go along with a 12-4 record this season.

Bodog Sportsbook currently have the Giants listed as 135-moneyline favorites versus the Rockies, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.

The Giants stopped a late rally and managed to pull out a 5-3 victory over the Rockies on Saturday, as a -110 pick'em. That game's eight runs went as a PUSH against the posted over/under (8).

Pablo Sandoval went 3-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored and one RBI for the Giants. Barry Zito tossed 8 1-3 innings for the win, giving up just one run with seven strikeouts.

Seth Smith drove in a pair of runs for the Rockies. Jason Marquis surrendered five runs off nine hits in six innings of work.

A few trends to consider:
Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road

Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against San Francisco

Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado

San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

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UFC 102 Betting: Undercard Madness !

UFC 102 Betting at BSNblogBy now, most UFC 102 fight card bettors have already made their picks…on the main card, that is. The undercards often have the best fights and, better yet, can offer you good sportsbook value. Let’s break down a few of the key undercard bouts for this Saturday.

Ed Herman (15-7) vs Aaron Simpson (5-0)

UFC 102 odds: Herman -140, Simpson +110

Though Ed Herman once flashed serious potential in the Octagon, he’s nothing more than a gatekeeper at his point. Sometimes, he slams the door shut on that gate – he dominated David Loiseau to stop his UFC comeback bid and he’ll hope to do the same against Aaron Simpson. Overall, it’s pretty easy to predict Herman’s fight results; match up him with any “legit” talent and he loses. Demian Maia, Alan Belcher, Jason McDonald and Kendall Grove all walked through him.

While we don’t know much about Aaron Simpson’s value yet, he’s started his career impressively, winning all five of his bouts by knockout. While Herman will be his toughest test yet, Simpson should prevail and start climbing the middleweight ladder. He one of the better sports picks of the night.

Betting services recommend: Simpson

Gabriel Gonzaga (10-4) vs Chris Tuchscherer (17-1-1)

UFC 102 odds: Gonzaga -360, Tuchscherer +285

Sticking with the gatekeeper theme, Gabriel Gonzaga epitomizes that role. He’s far removed from the No. 1 heavyweight contender status he earned with his lucky kick against Mirko Cro Cop. Since his recent losses came against tough competition – Randy Couture, Fabricio Werdum and Shane Carwin – we can still consider Gonzaga a “tough” opponent for anyone looking to make a name for himself in the UFC. As far as UFC debuts go, Chris Tuchscherer has a difficult assignment. You don’t get much value for him, but the smart money is on Gonzaga.

Betting services recommend: Gonzaga

Justin McCully (9-4-2) vs Mike Russow (11-1)

UFC 102 odds: McCully +210, Russow -270

Good on odds makers for making Russow the favorite and not jumping on Justin McCully simply because he’s a “name.” Russow is making his UFC debut but he looks promising. He’s a big guy at 265 pounds and he’s submitted eight fighters in his 11 wins with two knockouts to boot. McCully doesn’t knock guys out, so he has to rely on using his body leverage to set up submissions. That’s a tall order considering he’s listed at 25 pounds lighter than Russow.

Betting services recommend: Russow

NFL Preseason Betting Previews at BSNblogThe Buffalo Bills and the Pittsburgh Steelers will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Heinz Field.

Sportsbetting.com currently have the Steelers listed as 6-point favorites versus the Bills, while the game's total is sitting at 36.

The Bills' rally came up short as they fell 31-21 to the Packers in Week 2 of the preseason last time out. Oddsmakers listed the Bills as 3-point underdogs in that game, while the 52 points sailed OVER the posted total of 37.5.

The Steelers lost 17-13 to the Redskins in Week 2 of the preseason last time out, as 3.5-point underdogs. That game's 30 points went UNDER the posted total of 32.

Team records:
Buffalo: 7-9 SU, 7-9 ATS

Pittsburgh: 12-4 SU, 9-7 ATS

Next up:
Buffalo home to Detroit, Thursday, September 3

Pittsburgh at Carolina, Thursday, September 3

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NFL Preseason Games Odds at Gambling Advisor blogThe Indianapolis Colts and the Detroit Lions will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Ford Field.

Oddsmakers at Sportsbetting.com currently have the Colts listed as 3-point favorites versus the Lions, while the game's total is sitting at 39½.

Peyton Manning threw two TD passes in leading the Colts to a 23-15 victory over the Eagles in Week 2 of the preseason. The Colts won the game as 3.5-point underdogs, and the 38 points made it OVER the night's posted total of 36.5.

The Lions were tamed 27-10 by the Browns in Week 2 of the preseason last time out, as 3.5-point underdogs. That game's 37 points went UNDER the posted total of 38.5.

Team records:
Indianapolis: 12-4 SU, 7-9 ATS

Detroit: 0-16 SU, 7-9 ATS

Next up:
Indianapolis at Cincinnati, Thursday, September 3

Detroit at Buffalo, Thursday, September 3

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Bayern Munich to Sign Arjen Robben

Real Madrid Betting News at Gambling Advisor blogBayern Munich is close to signing to the end Dutchman Arjen Robben of Real Madrid.

It is true that we are interested in signing Arjen Robben, said Thursday the German club manager Uli Hoeness.

Will undergo medical tests this evening or tomorrow morning, he said. He said the parties agree on most points.

Hoeness said that even Robben could make his debut on Saturday against Wolfsburg.

In the best case, could be tomorrow in the transfer list and could theoretically play on Saturday, he said.

The Spanish press reported on Thursday Robben traveled to Munich to seal the deal. At the airport in Madrid, the attacker Dutchman told reporters he preferred to stay with the Spanish club.

I did not want to leave but the club wanted to sell, "said Robben, as published daily Marca. There have been many lies, but ultimately I've got to decide what is best for me because I also want to play and show the player I am.

Bayern Munich has had a rough start to the season in Germany, winless in their first three games.

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Soccer Betting News at BSNblogBarcelona champions will be measured with Inter Milan for the Group F Champions League 2009-2010, as Real Madrid clash with Milan (Group C) in some crosses with fantasies between Spanish and Italian giants , after the draw made on Thursday in Monaco.

The Catalans will also rivals Dinamo Kiev Ukrainian and Russian Rubin Kazan, but the big draw will see the elastic Zlatan Ibrahimovic with Barca facing his former teammates interest and the same thing in reverse in the case of Cameroon's Samuel Eto 'o, former Barca and now at Inter which will see the faces with Messi, Xavi and Iniesta, their former owners in attendance.

In addition, for Mourinho, coach of Inter, return to the Nou Camp will be special, after having taken his first steps as an assistant coach there.

"To all the team to beat, we are the European champions," said Rafael Yuste, vice president of FC Barcelona.

Also, when Real Madrid will intersect with the great expectation Milan at San Siro will see Kaka, champion in 2007 as brand reinforcement rossonero and Real Madrid, putting passes goal against his former teammates of Milan, who sold the Brazilian to the White House by about 65 million.

But there will be a duel between the two teams with more European titles. Real Madrid and home ranks among total 16 'eared' (9 Real Milan and 7).

Real, after beginning a new era 'galactic' Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Karim Benzema, measured their stripes against rossonero Brazilians Ronaldinho, the former Barça, and Duck.

In the group C, Spanish and Italians are big favorites, but could struggle against the reinforced French Marseille Didier Deschamps. The Swiss Zurich seems destined to play a supporting role.

The top two from each key advance to the knockout stage, while third-placed passes to the Europa League. The fourth placed team is eliminated.

For his part, Spanish Sevilla had a favorable draw, the rivals have not much history in Champions: Glasgow Rangers, Stuttgart German and Romanian Unirea Urziceni, inside the key G.

"The truth is that we are happy, because there are many groups more difficult. We are very pleased with the draw," said Jose Castro, vice president of the Andalusian team.

A little more difficult group but with good chances of advancing to the knockout is Atletico Madrid, who in your area D clash with Chelsea English, Portuguese and Oporto Apoel of Cyprus.

The other major British can feel happy about the fate that lie Monaco hype.

Manchester United, champions of the Champions in 2008 and finalist in 2009, is the favorite in Group B, against teams well below their economic potential and football.

Russian CSKA Moscow, Besiktas Turkish and Wolfsburg, but debutant German champions in the tournament, surely fight for the second ticket.

In the E, Liverpool's Rafa Benitez will face a candidate for the French Lyon, host of the tournament eternal lineage but not to go to the end, Fiorentina of Italy, who arrived in this instance surpassing the previous round with difficulty against Sporting Portugal and the modest Hungarian Debrecen.

For its part, Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas is easy on paper against the Netherlands champion in low AZ Alkmaar, Olympiakos Greek and weak Belgian Standard Liege in group H.

More entertaining fight and announced the group A. Bordeaux, French champion, will fight to give the giants Bayern Munich and Juventus, with the arrival of Fabio Cannavaro and Felipe Melo, among others, will be thrown everything in the Champions League. Maccabi Haifa will be almost a 'guest' of luxury.

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Mets Betting News at Gambling Advisor blogJohan Santana will have to be operated by bone chips in his left elbow and Zambrano was the New York Mets will miss the rest of the baseball season.

The Mets said their 30 years as should be fit in time for training camp next year.

The Mets general manager Omar Minaya said that Santana was evaluated by the All-Star break and said the injury worsened in recent weeks, especially after his last outing.

"Above all it's pain," Minaya said.

"We all want to see Johan Santana throwing in September. But this is the right decision because we want to see him pitching for a long time, "he added.

The Mets feared that the southpaw had a serious injury, but instead undergo minor arthroscopic surgery.

The winner of two Cy Young Awards still has four years remaining on his contract for six seasons and $ 137.5 million.

Santana is the 12th. Mets player ending the disabled list, joining David Wright, Carlos Beltrán, José Reyes, Carlos Delgado, Jeff Francoeur, Putz and Maine, among others.

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St. Louis Rams vs. Cincinnati Bengals Betting Odds & Stats

NFL Preaseason Odds - Gambling Advisor blogThe St. Louis Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Paul Brown Stadium.

Oddsmakers currently have the Bengals listed as 2½-point favorites versus the Rams, while the game's total is sitting at 34.

The Rams were defeated 20-13 by the Falcons in Week 2 of the preseason as 2.5-point underdogs. That game's 33 points fell UNDER the posted total of 36.

J.T. O'Sullivan scored the only touchdown of the game in Week 2 of the preseason for the Bengals, as they defeated the Patriots 7-6. The Bengals won the game as 6.5-point road underdogs, while the teams played UNDER the posted total of 36.

Team records:
St. Louis: 2-14 SU, 6-10 ATS

Cincinnati: 4-11-1 SU, 7-9 ATS

Next up:
St. Louis home to Kansas City, Thursday, September 3

Cincinnati home to Indianapolis, Thursday, September 3

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NFL Betting Preseason Picks at BSNblogOnline betting sure is heating up right now. We have the World Series on the horizon, some big UFC cards and, of course, the NFL. Ready for some Thursday night picks? Try these on for size.

Jacksonville Jaguars @ Philadelphia Eagles

Thursday, August 27, 7:00 p.m. ET

NFL picks favorite: Eagles -7

As far as we can see, the Jags/Eagles game is a fairly easy decision for bettors. Jacksonville lacks depth and is likely to be careful with its few prized offensive starters, so Maurice Jones-Drew, David Garrard and Torry Holt likely won’t play much. The Eagles boast many capable offensive backups, from A.J. Feeley at quarterback to LeSean McCoy at running back, so they should score plenty of points on a night when Michael Vick could make his return.

BSNblog Pick: Eagles -7

St. Louis Rams @ Cincinnati Bengals

Thursday, August 27, 7:30 p.m. ET

NFL picks favorite: Bengals -2.5

If Carson Palmer is healthy for Week 1, the Bengals’ NFL odds should see a nice boost, as he has a solid supporting cast in the resurgent Chad Johnson, the reliable Laveranues Coles and the talented if enigmatic Chris Henry. None of that information really helps their chances against St. Louis this week, though. Carson Palmer may not play because of his high ankle sprain, meaning the Bengals’ terrible backup quarterbacks may get the reins.

The Rams may be less cautious as they try to break in youngsters like Adam Carriker and James Laurinatis, so don’t be surprised if they’re the more motivated team. Sportsbook software recommends them.

BSNblog Pick: Rams +2.5

Miami Dolphins @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Saturday, August 27, 8:00 p.m. T

NFL picks favorite: Buccaneers -2.5

Tampa Bay is favored to win this all-Florida battle at home, but probably only because of that home field advantage. Football-wise, the Bucs have very little going for them. Antonio Bryant’s knee injury puts a big hole in their receiving corps, their quarterback situation is very murky and their defense doesn’t seem the same with Derrick Brooks and co-ordinator Monte Kiffin gone, not to mention Angel Crowell out for the year with a torn bicep.

The Dolphins have that wildcat working for them again and shouldn’t have much trouble using it to torture Tampa.

BSNblog Pick: Dolphins +2.5

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants - MLB Betting Odds at BSNblogThe Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Francisco Giants will both be trying to pick up a win on Wednesday when they battle at AT&T Park.

The Diamondbacks will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Doug Davis in this game. Davis has a 7-11 record and a 3.77 ERA this season.

Davis's opponent in this one will be Jonathan Sanchez. The Giants lefthander has a 4.45 ERA to go along with a 6-10 record this season.

Oddsmakers at Bodog Sportsbook currently have the Giants listed as 145-moneyline favorites versus the Diamondbacks, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.

Travis Ishikawa's three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning was the difference, as the Giants slipped by the Diamondbacks 5-4 on Tuesday night.

San Francisco won as -145 home favorites, while the teams played OVER the 7-run total posted by sportsbooks.

Juan Uribe went yard for the Giants, as Jeremy Affeldt was credited with the win in relief of starter Matt Cain for San Francisco.

Stephen Drew and Ryan Roberts drove in two runs apiece for Arizona, while Jon Rauch was hit with the loss after coming into the game for Diamondbacks starter Dan Haren.

A few trends to consider:
Arizona is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing San Francisco

Arizona is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against San Francisco

Arizona is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games

Arizona is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road

San Francisco is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Arizona

San Francisco is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Arizona

San Francisco is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home

San Francisco is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

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Seattle Seahawks Reached Agreement with Edgerrin James

NFL Betting - BSNblogThe Seattle Seahawks reached agreement with veteran running back Edgerrin James for a year and $ 2 million, a source confirmed the league to NFL Network.

Warrick Dunn was the other candidate.

The Seahawks announced to reporters gathered at the press conference coach Jim Mora would not comment on James until Tuesday.

James will provide depth and stability to a group of runners who have been prone to injuries.

Seattle plans to rest much weight on their running game version of the West Coast offense and James could have the chance to play a vital role.

Julius Jones is the alleged owner and T.J. Duckett substitute, but the Seahawks had been contemplating the possibility of adding another runner in recent weeks.

They contacted Warrick Dunn, who had three of his best seasons playing for Mora in Atlanta, but they preferred to James.

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NFL Betting - Gambling Advisor blogThe linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Angelo Crowell will miss the season due to the rupture of the biceps muscle.

He was injured against Jacksonville.

The seventh year player was injured during the victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaners the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second week of the preseason.

The former Buffalo defensive captain, signed a free agent with the Bucs after not playing for the entire 2008 season due to a knee injury.

Crowell was slowed for much of training camp because of pain in the hamstring. The third-year player Quincy Black becomes the owner likely strong-side linebacker.

The 28 years he spent six seasons in Buffalo after reaching the NFL drafted in the third round of the 2003 draft.

He had his best season in 2007, leading the Bills with 126 tackles, two sacks and an interception.

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NFL Betting News at BSNblogSan Diego Chargers have managed to sign their franchise quarterback with a contract to a franchise-wide. The Chargers announced that Philip Rivers has signed a contract extension until 2015.

Chargers offensive leader.

The team did not disclose terms of the contract, but Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network has confrimado the deal was for 6 years and $ 92 million, with about $ 38.5 million guaranteed.

"It'sa great day for the Chargers and their fans," said team president Dean Spanos said in a statement. "Philip has proved it has all the qualities necessary to be a successful quarterback in the NFL. It is a proven winner and an undoubted leader for this football team."

The firm will keep Rivers, the fourth overall selection in the 2004 NFL Draft out of the market in 2010, when he had become a free agent.

"We feel that Philip is a great player with a bright future," said General Manager AJ Smith. "It feels to know that will be with us for many years to come."

Rivers to "became the starting quarterback in 2006 following the departure of Drew Brees and led the team to the playoffs the past three seasons, starting 16 games during the regular season each year.

His record throughout his career as a starter, including playoffs, is 36-18 (.667), including 22-5 (.815) at home.

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Golf Betting – Tiger On-Board For FedEx Cup

Golf Odds at BSNblogIt seems like golf odds may be on the backburner right now with NFL predictions and the UFC odds on everyone’s minds but the PGA Tour is about to unveil its first real rendition of the FedEx Cup.

It’s in fact the third ever FedEx Cup but this is the first real one because it looks like Tiger Woods actually cares about it this time.

Two years ago, Woods made headlines when he decided to skip the Barclays and play at later FedEx Cup tournaments. Woods being Woods, he didn’t need to play at the Barclays but still eventually won the FedEx Cup.

The fact that Woods is getting involved is a great sign not only for the PGA Tour but for the Barclays as well. Woods has only played at 13 events this year which is the lowest among the Top 50 golfers.

But since the PGA Tour has tweaked the scoring system, they changed it so that the big golfers like Woods can’t just show up when they feel like it, win an event and go home with the Championship.

At the very least, the start of the FedEx Cup should be far more entertaining since Woods is involved. Woods is obviously among the favorites and he’s followed by Padraig Harrington, Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker, Hunter Mahan and Sergio Garcia.

Woods might be a solid pick this week, even though he fell short at the PGA Championship. Dating back to the last three tournaments he’s played, Woods has either won or finished second in his last three tournaments.

Harrington might be a decent pick as well, but he is dicey. He had an atrocious start to the 2009 season but he’s turned it around in the last couple of weeks. Harrington finished 10th at the PGA Championship and second at the WGC-Bridgestone. He’s also got a good history at the Barclays. Last year, he finished second and in 2005, he won it outright.

Mahan is a good value play as well as far as sports picks go but he hasn’t broke through yet. He has six top-15 finishes in his last seven events but he hasn’t broken through yet.

Stick with Woods as he’s hot right now and he’s likely to put on a show.

Tennis Betting - Gambling Advisor blogThe two-handed backhand to Serbian Novak Djokovic crashed into the network center court at the Lindner Family to illuminate not only the fourth title in the season of Roger Federer, but the conclusion that their new family life aid tennis displayed by the Swiss.

For the final Grand Slam of the year, the U.S. Open which starts on Monday 31, the victory 6-1 7-5 over Djokovic puts the best player on the planet as a big favorite for the traditional appointment of Flushing Meadows, which will first arrive as the father of the twins Charlene and Myla, born on July 23.

"I had a good set-up good mental and had nine months to get ready for this. It helped me," Federer said of his new life, which maintains the importance of women as emotional fulcrum.

"I knew that Mirka would be relaxed when the baby arrived and was going to be a great support. He would not mind traveling if necessary."

But so far no move was on the agenda of Mirka, something that did not affect the Swiss, has always followed closely by his wife in the box of any court in the world. Knowing that "her girls" are fine and calm at home what has relaxed.

"It lets me free my mind and be able to do what I do best," Federer said after turning a negative Djokovic, with whom he had lost the last two duels.

Much of this you should live it to the extra effort he made during his forced break, spending time caring for her family but also tennis.

"I made a hard work between Wimbledon and Montreal and things were great. I spent three weeks in hospital, but also went almost every day to train me, except of course the day of birth and beyond".

An additional motivation is the greeting of his own team. "My trainer is really happy with the work we did," he reveals, emphasizing the good feelings that had all week to train with Stefan Koubek of Austria come specially.

After a 2008 ill-fated, which won a single Grand Slam title and ceased to be number one after four consecutive seasons of being the undisputed king, Federer reaches U.S. Open, the balm of last year, again as head of the ranking of ATP, with trophies at Roland Garros and Wimbledon in the tennis on display and promotion.

"I'm thrashing very well. I always felt confident after winning these major titles in a row. I knew when I came here (to the U.S. tour after the U.S. Open) was not only show, but actually do something."

Surprised by the speed with which she managed to get in tune his game, U.S. Open and is in his head: "Now I hope for New York." From Switzerland, Charlene and Myla will power to see his father win for the sixth time the "Big Apple".

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Inter Stumbles in Debut First League Game

Soccer Betting at Gambling Advisor blogInter started the defense of their Scudetto with a meager 1-1 tie on Sunday of his own San Siro stadium in Bari, just team up to Serie A after eight years in the B.

In its first league game with Inter, Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o converted a penalty the opening goal on 56 minutes.

But Bari won the tie at 75 with Vitali Kutuzov, that goal came when Inter was controlling the match.

However, the counterattacks of Bari were always dangerous, especially thanks to the speed of Honduran midfielder Edgar Alvarez, well accompanied by Argentine Emanuel Benito Rivas, who entered the 60th minute.

At the end of the meeting, Rivas even had the winning goal on his feet, but lifted the shot from an enviable position or the ball could have happened to Alvarez, who was alone in front of goal for Inter.

But its biggest star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, transferred to Barcelona for Eto'o, the new Inter crashed with a well-armed, with personality, who played without fear against the champions.

The Nerazzurri were presented with four new players, Brazilians Thiago Motta and Lucio, the Argentine Milito and Eto'o.

Bari retired with a more than satisfactory result, which certainly was not expected.

On Saturday, AC Milan won 2-1 at Siena and Bologna and Fiorentina drew 1-1.

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F1 Betting at Gambling Advisor blogRubens Barrichello (Brawn GP) take the second place again in the Formula 1 World by winning in Sunday's European Grand Prix in Valencia, ahead of Briton Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) and Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari).

The veteran, 37, could not hide his great emotion at the podium, touching his chest when the anthem sounded in his country.

Thus, GP retells Brawn and his two men in the top two positions, with the Brazilian leader to eighteen points highlighted, Jenson Button, who finished seventh in the Mediterranean city.

Despite his lack of success in recent races, compared to their brilliant start to the season, the English strengthened their position by the poor performance of its main rivals, the Red Bull, who bemoaned the ninth Australian Mark Webber and abandonment of Germany's Sebastian Vettel.

Barrichello was able to answer the apparent dominance of McLaren-Mercedes, with Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen had monopolized the front row of the grid and appeared before a golden opportunity to repeat the victory of the current world champion in the previous race in Hungary.

The success of the pilot of Sao Paulo was conceived largely by a bug in the McLaren mechanics in the pits the last step of Hamilton, forgetting to change the cover of a wheel, which damaged the options of English, to then dominating the race.

The six or seven seconds lost in the incident expensive cost to Hamilton, who was overtaken by Barrichello, who thereafter made no ruling and claimed his first victory since the China Grand Prix in 2004.

The big local hero Fernando Alonso, had to settle for sixth place, behind the Finn Kovalainen, fourth, and German Nico Rosberg of Williams, who signed a good performance and was fifth.

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MLB Betting - Gambling Advisor blogThe Detroit Tigers and the Oakland Athletics will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

The Tigers will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Rick Porcello in this game. Porcello has a 10-7 record and a 4.21 ERA this season.

Porcello's opponent in this one will be Brett Tomko. The Athletics righthander has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 130-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game's total is sitting at 9.

Kurt Suzuki drove in the winning run to give the A's a 3-2 win over the Tigers on Saturday, as a -110 pick'em. The five runs went UNDER the posted over/under (8.5).

Adam Kennedy went 3-for-5 at the plate with a run scored for the A's. Andrew Bailey tossed a scoreless ninth for his sixth win in relief.

Miguel Cabrera and Carlos Guillen drove in one run apiece for the Tigers.

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A few trends to consider:
Detroit is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games

Detroit is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games on the road

Detroit is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Oakland

Oakland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Detroit

Oakland is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at LA Angels, Monday, August 24

Oakland at Seattle, Monday, August 24

MLB Odds at BSNblogThe St. Louis Cardinals and the San Diego Padres will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at PETCO Park.

The Cardinals will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander John Smoltz in this game. Smoltz has a 2-5 record and a 8.32 ERA this season.

It'll be César Carrillo toeing the rubber for the Padres in this contest. Righthander Carrillo is 1-1 with a 11.88 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 190-moneyline favorites versus the Padres, while the game's total is sitting at 9.

Chris Carpenter tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing just three hits as the Cardinals shut out the Padres 7-0 on Saturday. The Cardinals won the game as -200 favorites, and the seven runs went as a PUSH against the posted over/under (7).

Matt Holliday belted a three-run homer to lead the Cardinals. Carpenter improved to 14-3 with the victory.

Kevin Correia surrendered 10 hits and five runs over 5 2-3 innings in the loss for the Padres, who were +180 underdogs.

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A few trends to consider:
St. Louis is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing San Diego

St. Louis is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games

St. Louis is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road

St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against San Diego

San Diego is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis

San Diego is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games

San Diego is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis home to Houston, Tuesday, August 25

San Diego at Atlanta, Tuesday, August 25

Messi and Tevez to Argentina for Crucial Qualifying

Soccer Betting - BSNblogLionel Messi and Carlos Tevez are the most prominent names the squad on Friday for the DT of the Argentina team, Diego Maradona, to the key duels against Brazil and Paraguay for South American World Cup South Africa-2010.

Against Brazil, on 5 September in the new home of Rosario (Santa Fe province, center), and against Paraguay four days later, Argentina will play much of any chance of advancing to the World Cup because so far, and four days of the end, remains in uncertainty.

As noted after the victory in the friendly against Russia (3-2) in Moscow, Maradona did not surprise changes, although in this call to the operating abroad, highlighting the calls of defender Nicolas Pareja (Espanyol, Spain) and Jesus flywheel Dátolo (Napoli, Italy), along with the return of goalkeeper Sergio Romero (AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands).

Those absent major injuries, are the defender Martin Demichelis (Bayern Munich, Germany) and midfielder Luis 'Lucho' Gonzalez (Porto, Portugal).

Moreover, Maradona wait a few days to join the players at local level, for which they are almost confirmed the names of Juan Sebastián Verón (Estudiantes), Mario Bolatti (Hurricane), Nicolas Otamendi and Emiliano Papa (Velez Sarsfield), Sebastian Battaglia (Boca).

Contested 14 rounds of the World Cup qualifiers, Brazil leads the standings with 27 points followed by Chile (26), Paraguay (24), Argentina (22), Ecuador (20), Uruguay (18), Colombia and Venezuela (17) Bolivia (12) and Peru (7).

This is the list submitted by Maradona:

Goalkeepers: Juan Pablo Carrizo (Zaragoza, Spain), Mariano Andújar (Catania, Italy), Sergio Romero (AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands).

Defenders: Javier Zanetti, Nicolas Burdisso (Inter Milan), Nicolas Pareja (Espanyol, Spain), Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle, England), Gabriel Heinze (Olympique Marseille, France).

Midfielders: Fernando Gago (Real Madrid, Spain), Javier Mascherano (Liverpool), Maximiliano Rodriguez (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Jesus Datolo (Napoli, Italy) and Jonas Gutierrez (Newcastle, England).

Forwards: Carlos Tevez (Manchester City, England), Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona, Spain), Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Diego Milito (Inter Milan), Lisandro Lopez (Lyon, France) and Ezequiel Lavezzi (Napoli).

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Betting - Gambling Advisor blogLewis Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes) will take on Sunday's pole position of the European Grand Prix Formula 1, eleventh round of the season, having set the fastest time of the rankings this Saturday in Valencia.

After winning the last race in Hungary, the reigning world champion confirmed his return to the fight for wins and improving McLaren, after Heikki Kovalainen was guaranteed second place in the grid.

If you do not experience technical problems, the two drivers, whose cars are equipped with the KERS system, which transforms the braking energy into supplementary power, are well placed to dominate the race comfortably.

GP Brawn also confirmed the progress of their cars. Brazilian Rubens Barrichello, third, and the championship leader, Briton Jenson Button fifth, were separated only by German Sebastian Vettel Red Bull.

Vettel's teammate, Mark Webber, currently second placed in the overall, disappointed and was only eighth.

Meanwhile, Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) was sixth, German Nico Rosberg (Williams) seventh and local hero, the Spanish Fernando Alonso (Renault), eighth, despite the strong support received in Valencia, where his presence was one of the biggest complaints.

Frenchman Romain Grosjean, who made his debut in Formula 1 this weekend, qualified a creditable 14th position, driving the second Renault, which until this race was in the Brazilian Nelson Piquet Jr.

Italian Luca Badoer, who temporarily replaced at Ferrari by Brazilian Felipe Massa, who suffered a serious accident in July in Hungary, was finally showing a much lower level than the other participants.

In his second qualifying session since he took the wheel of Toro Rosso, the Spanish Alguersuari was nineteenth, just ahead of Badoer.

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NFL Betting – Cutler looks to improve against Giants

NFL Betting at BSNblogJay Cutler boosted Chicago’s NFL betting odds when he was traded from Denver, but he didn’t get off to a good start with a subpar performance in his preseason debut. He’ll try to do better when the Bears welcome the New York Giants on Saturday night.

Giants vs Bears Odds – Saturday, August 22, 8:00 PM ET

The Giants won their opener 24-17 over Carolina when Tommie Hill returned a fumble 18 yards for a score with no time left on the clock. New York was extremely balanced, passing for 140 yards while racking up 139 yards on the ground. The Giants’ defense was in fine form, forcing five turnovers out of the Panthers, but they did allow them to rush for 5.4 yards per carry, which has to be improved upon. Still, the Giants showed why many have them in their NFL picks to win the tough NFC East.

Cutler was 5-of-10 for 64 yards in a 27-20 loss to Buffalo, and his interception was one of five turnovers on the day for the Bears. Three of those came off picks by Brett Basanez, whose late touchdown pass wasn’t enough to make up for his gaffes. The Bears held the ball for 22 minutes, and that’s far too long for their defense to be on the field. Chicago also rushed for only 57 yards on 17 carries, but that should be fine by the time the regular season rolls around as starter Matt Forte was left out of the lineup.

Betting services have the Bears as a 2-point favorite at home, but the Giants have won four straight trips to Soldier Field. Cutler needs a good performance in his home debut, but he should Forte in the lineup to take some of the pressure off of him. The Giants looked very good against the Panthers, especially Osi Umenyiora, who had a sack in his first game back after missing all of last season with a knee injury. He and Justin Tuck will form one of the best pass-rush duos in the league, but they’ll probably be spared for most of this game, as the Giants don’t want a repeat of Umenyiora’s injury. The Bears will be fired at home, so give them a chance in your offshore sportsbook.

NFL Preseason Betting Picks - Tennessee Titans vs. Dallas Cowboys Odds

NFL Preseason Betting - BSNblogThe Tennessee Titans and the Dallas Cowboys will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Cowboys Stadium.

The Dallas Cowboys are - 3 , Total 38.5 for the 2009 NFL Preseason Odds.

The Titans scored three touchdowns in the second half to rally for a 27-20 win over the Buccaneers in their preseason opener last time out. The Titans covered the 4.5-point spread, and the 47 points sailed OVER the posted total of 34.5.

The Cowboys were defeated 31-10 by the Raiders last time out, as 2.5-point underdogs. That game's 41 points made it OVER the posted total of 34.

Team records:
Tennessee: 13-3 SU, 12-3-1 ATS

Dallas: 9-7 SU, 7-9 ATS

Next up:
Tennessee at Cleveland, Saturday, August 29

Dallas home to San Francisco, Saturday, August 29

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The fans at Edward Jones Dome will be treated to a game between the Atlanta Falcons and the St. Louis Rams when they take their seats on Friday.

The Atlanta Falcons are - 3 , Total 36 for the 2009 NFL Preseason Odds.

The Falcons were defeated 27-26 by the Lions last time out, as 3.5-point underdogs in their preseason opener. The game's combined score sailed OVER the posted total of 34.5.

The Rams held off a late charge to defeat the Jets 23-20 in their preseason opener last time out, as 3-point underdogs. That game's 43 points sailed OVER the night's posted total of 32.

Team records:
Atlanta: 11-5 SU, 9-7 ATS

St. Louis: 2-14 SU, 6-10 ATS

Next up:
Atlanta home to San Diego, Saturday, August 29

St. Louis at Cincinnati, Thursday, August 27

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