Archive | October, 2016

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears Preview, Predictions & Betting Picks

Jay CutlerAfter losing their first game of the season last week, the Minnesota Vikings (5-1) look to rebound against a familiar foe as they travel to Soldier Field to take on the Chicago Bears (1-6) in a Monday Night Football match-up (8pm ET on ESPN).

With Monday comes Halloween but perhaps for the Minnesota Vikings, the scariest part of their season is more …

NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors Preview, Predictions & Betting Picks

Kevin DurantThe marquee matchup of the NBA’s opening night will take place between two Western Conference powers, San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors, at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California on Tuesday (10.30pm ET on TNT).

All eyes will be on Warriors’ superstar Kevin Durant (pictured), who pulled off the coup of the offseason by more …

NFL: Houston Texans at Denver Broncos Preview, Predictions & Betting Picks

Brock OsweilerAs the NFL season starts to move into its second half, the Houston Texans (4-2, 1st in the AFC South) travel to Sports Authority Field for a showdown with the Denver Broncos (4-2, 2nd in the AFC West) with more than just possible playoff implications on the line (8.30pm ET Monday on ESPN).

That’s because prior to more …

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles Predictions, Betting Picks & Preview

Sam BradfordThe Minnesota Vikings take their perfect record to Lincoln Financial Field and the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday (1pm ET on FOX).

Three weeks ago, the Eagles (3-2, 3rd in NFC East) and Vikings (5-0, 1st in NFC North) were both undefeated 3-0 teams and their week seven match-up looked like it could be a preview of the NFC Championship more …

Women’s Soccer: USWNT vs Switzerland Preview, Predictions & Betting Picks

Samantha MewisThe U.S women’s soccer team face Switzerland for the second time in five days on Sunday afternoon as Jill Ellis’ side complete their double-header against the European outfit (1.45pm ET on Fox Sports 1).

The United States ran out comfortable winners in the first clash between these two teams on Wednesday night, as more …

NFL: Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers Preview, Predictions & Betting Picks

Brian HoyerThursday night football plays host to the one of the NFL’s longest and most personal rivalries as the (1-5) Chicago Bears travel to historic Lambeau Field for the first of two regular season matchups against the (3-2) Green Bay Packers (8.25pm ET).

These two teams are no stranger to each other and over the years have played games marked by intensity and more …

Women’s Soccer: USA v Switzerland Predictions, Betting Picks & Preview

Carli LloydThe United States women’s national soccer team (USWNT) are in action this week, with the first instalment of their international friendly double header against Switzerland taking place at the Rio Tinto Stadium in Utah on Thursday (9pm ET on ESPN 2).

Team USA have, to some extent, recovered from their disappointing showing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in more …

NLCS: Chicago Cubs vs LA Dodgers Betting Predictions, Picks & Preview

Jon LesterA rematch of 2008’s NLDS awaits as the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers meet for what will be just the second time in the long postseason history of the two teams, starting this weekend in the NLCS (Series begins Saturday at 8:08pm ET on FS1).

So here is our NLCS preview and predictions, concluding as always with our betting picks, between two more …

ALCS: Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Indians Betting Predictions, Picks & Preview

Corey KluberAfter sweeping through their first round opponents with relative ease, the Toronto Blue Jays prepare to meet the Cleveland Indians for the AL pennant, in what will be the first ever playoff meeting between the two teams (Series starts 8.08pm ET, Friday on TBS).

Ending the regular season tied with the Baltimore Orioles, the Blue Jays outlasted their AL East sparring partner in more …

Soccer Friendly: USMNT vs New Zealand Preview, Picks & Betting Predictions

Chris WondolowskiUSMNT ought to extend their winning run to four soccer games when they lock horns with New Zealand in a friendly at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington on Tuesday night (8pm ET on ESPN).

Jurgen Klinsmann’s men ran out 2-0 winners in their last encounter against Cuba on Friday, with goals from more …

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers Preview, Betting Predictions & Picks

Jameis WinstonIt’s a battle of the 1-3 teams as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel to the Carolina Panthers for a Monday night matchup that is do-or-die for both their playoffs hopes (8.30pm ET on ESPN).

The Panthers were expected to be a much better team this year and the 1-3 start is certainly not how they expected their 2016 season to go. However, perhaps even worse than the slow start is the fact that more …

MLB: NLDS Preview, Predictions & Betting Picks

Clayton KershawThanks to yet another masterful performance by Madison Bumgarner on Wednesday night, the San Francisco Giants are back in the NLDS, which begins this Friday, playing alongside the Chicago Cubs, Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers. In short, the race for the NL pennant is about to heat up!

The Giants, who have won the more …

MLB: ALDS Preview, Predictions & Betting Picks

Aaron SanchezFor the Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians and thanks to an 11th inning walk-off last night, the Toronto Blue Jays, the road to the American League pennant begins on Thursday as the four teams will pair off in the Best-of-5 ALDS.

The Blue Jays will take on the Rangers in a rematch of last year’s ALDS, one that was won by Toronto, who came back from more …

Soccer Friendly: Cuba v USA Preview, Betting Picks & Predictions

Michael BradleyThe United States men’s national soccer team play a historic international friendly with Cuba at the Estadio Pedro Marrero in Havana on Friday (4pm ET live on ESPN 2).

The teams last played in 2008 in a World Cup qualifier when Team USA won 1-0, but this is the first friendly between the nations for 69 years and so takes on a political as well as sporting significance. more …

MLB: San Francisco Giants at New York Mets Preview, Predictions & Betting Picks

Madison BumgarnerThe National League Division Series picture will come into focus once the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants have vied for that final spot on Wednesday night at Citi Field (8.09pm ET).

The winner won’t have much time to rest on their laurels however as a date with baseball’s best team, the 103-win Chicago Cubs awaits on more …

MLB Postseason: American League Preview & Picks

Mark TrumboSunday marked the end of the regular season for baseball and that means that the playoffs are just around the corner, Tuesday to be exact as the Baltimore Orioles take on the Toronto Blue Jays in the opening wildcard play-in game (8.08pm ET).

And given that these two teams are both representing the AL East, alongside the Boston Red Sox who won the more …

NFL: Oakland Raiders at Baltimore Ravens Betting Predictions, Picks & Preview

Derek CarrPerhaps two of the NFL’s most surprising top teams, aside from the (3-0) Philadelphia Eagles and (3-0) Minnesota Vikings, are the (3-0) Baltimore Ravens and (2-1) Oakland Raiders. They meet this Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore for the first time since the Raiders won last year 37-33 (1pm ET, live on CBS).

In that game, Derek Carr (pictured), who is more …