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NCAA Football Betting: Public jumping on BYU’s big spread

September 30, 2008

The undefeated BYU Cougars visit the unranked Utah State Aggies in College Football action on Friday.

No. 8 BYU is a 28½-point favorite at Sportingbet.com, and despite the huge spread, Public Betting information indicates nearly 72 per cent of bettors are backing the Cougars.

But that shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the Cougars are a perfect 7-0 SU against Utah over the past seven meetings. Two seasons ago, BYU blanked Utah 38-0 as a 15-point home favorite.

BYU quarterback QB Max Hall continued his winning ways, throwing three touchdowns as the Cougars shut out Wyoming 44-0 in Week 4. The Cougars (4-0 SU, 2-1 ATS) covered the 29-point spread and the score went under the total of 52.

Utah State (1-3 SU, 2-2 ATS) put up 35 points in the second half in Week 4 en route to an easy 42-17 win over Idaho. The Aggies had no trouble covering the 5-point spread and the score went over the total of 58.5.

BYU is 5-0 SU in its past five both overall and on the road. The total has gone over in four of BYU’s past six on the road. Utah State is 4-2 ATS in its past six but 2-7 ATS in its past nine at home.

BYU has no significant injuries, while Utah will be without fullback Jacob Actkinson, who’s out for the season with a shoulder injury.

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NCAA Football Betting: Bettors like Bulls over Panthers

September 30, 2008

The Pittsburgh Panthers take on the No. 10-ranked South Florida Bulls in a clash of surging NCAA Football teams on Thursday at Raymond James Stadium (7:45 pm ET, ESPN).

 

The undefeated Bulls are a 13½-point favorite in NCAA Football Betting Odds at Sportingbet.com.

 

According to Public Betting information, South Florida is getting 63 per cent of the early action on the game, with 453 bets placed on the Bulls compared to 262 for the Panthers. 

 

South Florida has a slight edge head-to-head, going 3-2 SU and ATS over the past five meetings. The teams last squared off on Nov. 24 last season, when the Bulls beat the Panthers 48-37 as 10 point road favorites. The score soared over the total of 45½.

 

Last week, LaRod Stephens-Howling scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to pace Pittsburgh (3-1 SU, 0-4 ATS) to a 34-24 win over Syracuse. The Panthers failed to cover the 14-point spread, and the score went over the total of 48.

 

South Florida (5-0 SU, 1-3 ATS) racked up 31 first-half points en route to a 41-10 victory over North Carolina State in Week 5. South Florida covered the 10-point spread, and the 51 points made it over the total of 45.

 

Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its past five, but 2-6 SU in its past eight on the road. South Florida is 11-2 SU in its past 13 at home.

 

On the injury front, Panthers’ linebacker Shane Murray (knee) is day-to-day and defensive lineman Doug Fulmer Jr. (knee) is out for the season. For the Bulls, LB Lucas Darr (ankle) is day-to-day.

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NCAA Football Betting: No. 22 Illinois at No. 12 Penn State

September 24, 2008

The No. 22 Illinois Fighting Illini take on the No. 12 Penn State Nittany Lions in a battle of Big Ten rivals on Saturday at Beaver Stadium (8 pm ET, ABC).

Penn State is a 14.5-point favorite in College Football betting odds at Sportingbet.com, which will have Live Betting available for the game.

The Nittany Lions have a commanding 7-2 SU and 6-3 edge over the past 10 meetings with Illinois, although the Fighting Illini won their last meeting 27-20 as 3-point road underdogs on Sept. 29 last season.

Illinois (2-1 SU, 0-2 ATS) has won two straight. Penn State is undefeated (4-0 SU, 3-0 ATS).

Illinois held on to beat LA-Lafayette 20-17 in Week 3, failing to cover the 25.5-point spread. The score went under the total of 62.

Daryll Clark tossed two touchdown passes as Penn State had little trouble beating Temple 45-3 in Week 4. Penn State easily covered the 28.5-point spread, while the final score of 48 went under the total of 54.

Penn State is 12-1 SU in its past 13 at home. The total has gone over in four of Illinois’s past five on the road. Illinois is 6-2 SU in its past eight.

Illinois injuries include tackle Ryan Palmer (foot surgery; 3-4 weeks), safety Donsay Hardeman (knee surgery; questionable), and defensive tackle Sirod Williams (torn right ACL; out for season).

Penn State injuries include tight end Mickey Shuler (sprained left ankle; probable), offensive lineman Mike Lucian (sprained left ankle; questionable); and tackle Ako Poti (knee; questionable).

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Sportingbet.com Offers Hundreds of Olympic Wagers

August 8, 2008

Sportingbet.com is offering an unrivaled number of betting options for the Beijing Olympics, with well over 200 different wagers covering every sport.

And Sportingbet.com will have Live, IN:PLAY Betting available for several events daily, including Olympic Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Cycling and Volleyball.

Other sports open for wagering include dozens of Track and Field events, Swimming, Baseball, Boxing, Gymnastics, Diving, Badminton, Equestrian, Fencing, Handball and many others.

And in addition to individual sports, Sportingbet.com is also taking wagers for Most Medals and Most Gold Medals.

Host China is a slight favorite to win the most medals, at -125 odds, followed closely by the U.S. at -106. Russia is +2000. For most golds, China is a -334 favorite, while the U.S. is +220 and Russia is +3300.

In Men’s Basketball, the U.S. is the overwhelming favorite to take home the gold at -350. Spain is next at +360, followed by Argentina and Greece at +1200, and Lithuania and Russia at +3300.

In Women’s Basketball, the U.S. is a -400 favorite, followed by Australia at +300 and Russia at +750.

In the Men’s 100-metres, current world champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica is a +140 favorite. Tyson Gay of the U.S. is +210 and Asafa Powell of Jamaica is right behind at +225.

In the women’s 100-metres, Kerron Stewart is +300, Torri Edwards is +350, and Shelly-Ann Fraser is +450.

And in Men’s Baseball, Cuba is a -150 favorite, followed by the U.S. at +180 and Japan at +450.

At the Athens Olympics in 2004, the U.S. topped all countries with a total of 103 medals, including the most gold at 36. Russia was second with 92 medals (27 gold) and China was third with 63 (32).

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