July, 2013

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Sports news with a Vegas perspective.

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Sports news with a Las Vegas perspective from a collection of expert authors, including RJ Bell.
  • Texas Longhorns 2013 Football Preview, Schedule

    Texas football has taken a major hit over the last three seasons with the program tallying 22 wins and 16 losses. It took a step in the right direction last season, though, posting a 9-4 record after beating a favored Oregon State squad 31-27 in the Alamo...
  • 2013 NFC North Odds

    The NFL season is just around the corner and every team in the league has begun mini camps in preparation for the upcoming season. The 2013 NFC North Odds currently have the Green Bay Packers heavily favored to win the division. The Packers are also one...
  • New York Yankees at Los Angeles Dodgers Start Time, Free Pick

    Wednesday night baseball and we will see the New York Yankees take on the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chavez Ravine in Los Angeles First pitch is scheduled for a 10:10 PM (Eastern) start time and the game will be televised locally. Current Odds New York...
  • MLB Wednesday St Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates

    Wednesday night baseball and we will see the St Louis Cardinals take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh First pitch is scheduled for a 7:05 PM (Eastern) start time and the game will be televised on ESPN. Current Odds St Louis -118...
  • Oklahoma State Cowboys 2013 Schedule, Odds

    After back to back double digit win seasons Oklahoma State took a step back last year, finishing with an 8-5 overall record and a 5-4 conference mark. There is hope in Stillwater the Cowboys , who won the 2011 Big 12 title, have what it takes to return...
  • Virginia Tech Hokies 2013 Preview, Schedule

    The 2013 Virginia Tech Hokies open their schedule vs defending champ Alabama and they close the year with 3 of 4 games on the road. Overall they have 6 home games and 5 true road games and they avoid both Clemson and Florida State out of the Atlantic...
  • 2013 Miami Hurricanes Schedule, Preview

    The University of Miami's 2013 football schedul e has seven home games and they will play nine of their 12 games in the Sunshine State overall. Year three of the Al Golden era will open with open with six consecutive games in the state of Florida...
  • 2013 Big 12 Conference Preview, Predictions

    Continuing with my CFB Previews , we will take a look at the Big 12 today. Texas won the Big 12 in 2009. OU won in 2010. OSU won in 2011. Kansas State won in 2012 — OK, the Wildcats tied OU but beat the Sooners, earning the automatic berth in the...
  • Angels vs Rangers Free Pick, Odds

    Monday night baseball and we will see the Los Angeles Angels take on the Texas Rangers at Turner Field in Atlanta First pitch is scheduled for a 7:05 PM (Eastern) start time and the game will be televised on ESPN. Current Odds Los Angeles +119 Texas...
  • 2013 AFC North Odds

    Football is finally here as the NFL camps are underway. One of the more competitive divisions in football this season will be the AFC North . There are three legitimate teams in that division that could win. The 2013 AFC North Odds have the Pittsburgh...
  • Colorado Buffaloes 2013 Regular Season Win Total

    The Jon Embree era at Colorado is best described in two ways: brief and disastrous. The former Buffalo presided over four wins during his two years as head coach, but last season's 1-11 campaign was near epic in its futility. Colorado, which lost...
  • Sunday Night Baseball St Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves

    Sunday night baseball and we will see the St Louis Cardinals take on the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field in Atlanta First pitch is scheduled for an 8:00 PM (Eastern) start time and the game will be televised locally. Current Odds St Louis -118 Atlanta...
  • California Golden Bears 2013 Regular Season Win Total

    Jeff Tedford had a nice run at California but he was let go at the conclusion of last season as the team tallied just 15 wins between 2010 and 2012. Taking Tedford's place is former Louisiana Tech front man Sonny Dykes. Dykes led the Bulldogs to 17...
  • Arizona State Sun Devils BCS Championship Odds and 2013 Regular Season Win Total

    The last four years of the Dennis Erickson era saw Arizona State win just 21 games (average of 5.3 wins per season) while also failing to crest the break even point. Todd Graham, much to the chagrin of Pitt fans, stepped in for Erickson last year and...
  • Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox Free Pick

    Sunday afternoon baseball and we will see the Kansas City Royals take on the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. First pitch is scheduled for a 2:10 PM (Eastern) start time and the game will be televised locally. Current Odds Kansas...
  • UCLA Bruins BCS Championship Odds and 2013 Regular Season Win Total

    Everyone knew Rick Neuheisel recruited some talented players to UCLA , but, for whatever the reason, he never got much out of them. Jim Mora did, though, as he presided over the Bruins first winning season since 2009 last year. UCLA, which finished 9...
  • Samuel Deeds 400 at the Brickyard Betting Odds

    The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will tackle the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway today as the Samuel Deeds 400 at the Brickyard is scheduled to get underway at 1:00pm ET. This afternoon's race will be broadcast live on ESPN. The latest Brickyard...
  • CONCACAF Gold Cup Finals Start Time, Odds

    Just two teams remain in the 2013 Gold Cup tournament with the United States taking on Panama . The CONCACAF Gold Cup Finals Odds currently have the Americans as heavy favorites to win the match, which will be played at Soldier Field in Chicago. The game...
  • Boston College Eagles 2013 Schedule, Preview

    Four ACC home games against Wake Forest, Florida State, Virginia Tech and North Carolina State and two visits from non-league opponents Villanova (Aug. 31) and Army (Oct. 5) highlight the 2013 Boston College football schedule .The full schedule is listed...
  • Syracuse Orange 2013 Schedule, Preview

    The Syracuse Orange will go into their first season in the ACC with a new coach and plenty of challenges. The 2013 schedule features six home games, five road games and a neutral site game in the Meadowlands. Six of the twelve teams were in a bowl game...
  • UFC on FOX 8 Fight Predictions, Odds and Start Time

    UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will put his title on the line tonight against 29 year old John Moraga. The two men will headline this evening's nationally televised UFC on FOX 8 card, which has a scheduled start time of 8pm ET at the Key...
  • MLB Saturday Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles

    Saturday night baseball and we will see the Boston Red Sox take on the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards in Baltimore. First pitch is scheduled for a 7:05 PM (Eastern) start time and the game will be televised on MLB Network. Current Betting Odds , according...
  • Utah Utes 2013 Regular Season Win Total

    Utah's transition to the Pac 12 has been smoother than Colorado's conference shift; however, the Utes took a big step in the wrong direction last year. Utah finished up at 5-7, its worst ever mark under Kyle Whittingham , as it had a difficult...
  • Arizona Wildcats BCS Championship Odds and 2013 Regular Season Win Total

    Rich Rodriguez was reviled at Michigan after guiding the program to 15 wins in three years, but the folks in Tucson are pretty happy with him after last season. Rodriguez took over an Arizona Wildcats team that finished 4-8 in 2011 and coaxed eight wins...
  • Oregon State Beavers BCS Championship Odds and 2013 Regular Season Win Total

    Oregon State suffered through back to back down seasons in 2010 and 2011, winning five and three games, respectively. Nonetheless, the Beavers bounced back last year, finishing up at 9-4 after a narrow 27-31 loss to Texas in the Alamo Bowl. Oregon State...