Archive | January, 2015

Super Bowl Preview: Seattle Seahawks vs New England Patriots Betting Picks

Tom BradyForget about deflated footballs, forget about Marshawn Lynch’s unorthodox press conferences, forget about any other storyline, because this is Super Bowl XLIX between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots and it’s the biggest game of the NFL season (6.30pm ET, Sunday, Feb 1, live on NBC).

Fortunately for fans it is between two teams, in the Patriots with the more …

Australian Open Final: Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic Preview

Novak DjokovicAfter nearly two weeks of entertaining, competitive and top-notch tennis, the Australian Open men’s singles champion will be decided between world #6 Andy Murray and the top-ranked Novak Djokovic, who are both back in the final just two years after their epic showdown in Melbourne (3.30am ET, Sunday, Feb. 1).

Djokovic and Murray are no strangers to meeting in the finals of a more …

Australian Open Tennis: Novak Djokovic vs Stan Wawrinka Preview

Stan WawrinkaWithout Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the tennis community honestly couldn’t have asked for a better semifinal than the one they will be getting when the world number one Novak Djokovic takes on the defending champ Stan Wawrinka (3.30am ET Friday).

In 2006, Wawrinka and Djokovic met for the first time at the ATP Tour level, with the Swiss man walking away with an easy victory after more …

Australian Open Tennis: Andy Murray vs Tomas Berdych Preview

Andy MurrayWhile the Djokovic/Wawrinka semi-final will be packed with exciting tennis, the #6 Andy Murray (pictured) vs #7 Tomas Berdych clash might actually be the more interesting of the two. In fact, with how Berdych has played thus far, it could be a very competitive clash between the two somewhat-rivals (3.30am ET Thursday).

Berdych and Murray first faced off in a ATP tour level tournament in more …

NBA: Washington Wizards at Portland Trail Blazers Preview

Damian LillardWith the playoffs in sight for both teams, the (29-14) Washington Wizards travel to Moda Center in Oregon to take on the (31-13) Portland Trail Blazers (10.05pm ET, Saturday).

Let’s go back in time for a moment. It’s January 21, 2013 and the (8-30) Washington Wizards are in the midst of a tough West Coast road trip. Their current stop places them in Portland, Oregon, for a more …

NFC Championship: Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks Preview

Marshawn LynchSince the first week of the 2014 NFL season, all the Green Bay Packers wanted was a rematch against the Seattle Seahawks. Now with the NFC Championship on the line they have their wish (3.05pm EST, Sunday).

Just like it always has, the opening game of the season took place at the home of the Super Bowl winner. This year, that was more …

AFC Championship: Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots Preview & Picks

Andrew LuckIt may not be your typical Brady-Manning matchup, but when the Indianapolis Colts travel to Foxborough to take on the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship, you can still expect these two teams are going to be leaving it all on the field (6:40pm EST, Sunday).

The Patriots, believe it or not, have had quite a lot to prove this year. Sure New England played in the AFC Championship just more …

NFL Playoffs: Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers Preview

Demarco MurrayWith a spot in the NFC championship on the line, two teams that are no stranger to titles, the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers, head to Lambeau Field for a win or go home showdown (Sunday, 1:05pm EST on FOX).

There is so much to love about the matchup between the Cowboys and Packers, starting with the fact that Dallas is a more …

AFC Playoff: Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots Preview & Picks

Rob GronkowskiIt just wouldn’t be the AFC playoffs without the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots as for the fourth time in the last six years the two teams meet head-to-head (4:30pm ET, Saturday, January 10 on NBC).

No stranger to this situation, both the Ravens and the Patriots have been perennial playoff contenders for the more …

CFP Championship: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Oregon Ducks Betting Picks Preview

Ezekiel ElliottAfter a season of upsets and two exciting semifinals, college football has reached its zenith with the first ever championship final between the #2 Oregon Ducks and #4 Ohio State Buckeyes (8:30pm EST, Monday, January 12).

Risen like a phoenix from the ashes of their NCAA sanctions, the Ohio State Buckeyes and third year head coach Urban Meyer, turned in more …

NFL Playoffs: Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys Preview

Dez BryantThe Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys have been heating up over the final weeks of the season to reach the NFL playoffs (4.40pm EST, Sunday on FOX). Now, in the wildcard weekend, the teams go head-to-head with a chance to advance to the divisional round, something neither has done too often in the past 20 years.

For the Cowboys, who have won five Super Bowls, second only to more …

NFL Playoffs: Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts Preview

Andrew LuckNow the college football championship teams are decided, our attention turns to the NFL and wildcard weekend. Although there are four great games being played between eight great teams, our focus here is on the Sunday headliner of the Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts (1pm EST on CBS).

Youth will be served in a big way during this game as both teams are more …