Excuse the soccer-lingo pun, but the Vegas betting odds on this Sunday’s Chelsea vs Everton Premier League match at Stamford Bridge are...striking. Chelsea-to-win moneylines are hovering around (-250) alongside (+750) odds for Toffees to break the Blues’ unbeaten streak. That’s almost an 8-to-1 payout on the underdog ML market. Everton is also getting 1 and ½ goals in most … [Read more...] about Chelsea vs Everton: Could Rain Slow Down Heavily Favored Blues?
It’s fair to say that the Northwestern Wildcats were exposed by Notre Dame last week. But they weren’t exposed as a poor Power-5 team – just a squad that cannot, at this point, wrestle with a Top 5 unit and come out on top. That doesn’t necessarily mean that the Chicago-area program can’t beat Iowa this week. But the dreary loss to UND is fresh in Vegas odds-makers’ … [Read more...] about Betting Iowa vs Northwestern on the Over/Under Line
Coaches love to say, “we just worry about what we do.” Dabo Swinney is clearly worried about what the Alabama Crimson Tide have been been doing. Alabama has shown that while its defense may look mortal against quality passing games, the run-stopping ability of Saban’s front-7 is so fierce that it doesn’t matter as opposing QBs are constantly up against a tremendous pass rush … [Read more...] about Handicapping Boston College vs Clemson: ACC Divisional Showdown
Sportsbooks do not always nail the official format of English soccer schedules, with the host club listed above or to the left “vs” next to the visitors on the right. Bettors immersed in the Premier League notice right away who is playing at home anyway, though, based on the odds. But for casual gamblers whose eyes are still settling back into their sockets, trust … [Read more...] about EPL Matchday 11: Handicapping a Pair of Desperate Clubs on Monday
Champions League knockout-round battles are decided in an old-fashioned format of 2 “legs” each consisting of 90 minutes plus injury and stoppage time. The 2 warring clubs take turns hosting the legs. Real Madrid is terrific in the knockout format, having won the CL for 3 seasons running. However, we haven’t gotten that far yet in 2018-19. Group matches are still in the … [Read more...] about UEFA Champions League: Atlético Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund Gambling Preview