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Saints Visit Panthers as Road Chalk on Thursday Night Football
The New Orleans Saints are coming off a huge win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night and are back in primetime for a Thursday Night Football matchup with the Carolina Panthers.... Read this article
AFC Showdown: Broncos vs. Patriots Betting Preview From Jim Feist
Don Best handicapper Jim Feist goes inside the numbers and breaks down the monster matchup in the AFC this Sunday between the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots.... Read this article
Alabama, Florida State Projected in Playoff Based on Power Ratings
The Don Best Advantage College Football Power Ratings can give bettors an idea of who the top teams are from a handicapping perspective, but determining a playoff field is another story.... Read this article
Can Saints Outscore Packers on Sunday Night Football?
The New Orleans Saints hope to snap out of their funk and win their 11th straight home game when they host the Green Bay Packers in a highly-anticipated NFC matchup on Sunday Night Football.... Read this article
Mendes Gets Another Shot at Aldo's Featherweight Title at UFC 179
No. 1 contender Chad Mendes suffered a knockout loss to featherweight champion Jose Aldo almost three years ago and will try to win the belt Saturday night in Brazil at UFC 179.... Read this article
Blazing Cowboys Go For 7th Straight Win on Monday Night Football
The Dallas Cowboys are one of the hottest teams in the NFL right now, winning six in a row heading into an NFC East showdown with the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football.... Read this article
Hot Broncos Host Chargers in AFC West Matchup on Thursday Night
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre's NFL record for TD passes on Sunday and will now focus on beating the San Diego Chargers in a key divisional matchup on Thursday.... Read this article
Monday Night Football Showdown: Redskins/Cowboys Betting Preview
Don Best handicapper Jim Feist goes inside the numbers to break down Monday night's matchup between two NFC East rivals as the Washington Redskins visit the Dallas Cowboys.... Read this article
Denver Leads AFC as Strong Super Bowl Favorite
The defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks are struggling while the reigning runner-up Denver Broncos are playing better than any team in the NFL. Find out what that means.... Read this article
Kansas City Royals Meet San Francisco Giants in Pick'em World Series
In what was an unlikely matchup heading into the playoffs, two Wild Card teams will square off in the 2014 World Series, as the AL's Kansas City Royals take on the NL's San Francisco Giants.... Read this article
Manning Chases TD Record Against 49ers on Sunday Night Football
The Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers will meet in the Week 7 NFL Sunday Night Football matchup, as QB Peyton Manning tries to break Brett Favre's career TD pass mark at home.... Read this article
Texans Visit Steelers as Road Underdogs on Monday Night Football
The Houston Texans and Pittsburgh Steelers are both coming off losses heading into their Monday Night Football matchup. The Texans have not fared well on MNF, so who has the edge?... Read this article
Hot Patriots Host Cold Jets in Thursday Night Football Matchup
The New York Jets will face a tough task when they try to end their five-game losing streak on the road against the New England Patriots in an AFC East matchup on Thursday Night Football.... Read this article
Notre Dame vs. Florida State College Football Betting Preview
A pair of unbeaten college football teams that have played in the national title game in each of the last two years meet Saturday night as Notre Dame and Florida State clash in Tallahassee.... Read this article
Mississippi State Not in Top 10 of DBA College Football Power Ratings
Everybody loves the Mississippi State Bulldogs in college football - except Don Best Advantage. Find out where the DBA Power Ratings have the Bulldogs and other top teams in the polls.... Read this article
Giants Go for 4th Straight Win, Cover at Philly on Sunday Night
The New York Giants have woken up following an 0-2 start, taking a three-game winning streak into Philadelphia for an NFC East matchup with the Eagles on Sunday Night Football. Who wins?... Read this article
Rematch of 2012 NLCS on Tap in 2014 as Cardinals Face Giants
The San Francisco Giants won the World Series in 2012 the last time they met the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS. They have combined to represent the NL in the past four World Series.... Read this article
49ers Visit Rams as Road Favorites in Monday Night Football
The San Francisco 49ers have won their last two games at home and now hit the road for an NFC West matchup with the St. Louis Rams on Monday Night Football. Who has the edge?... Read this article
Colts Visit Texans as Road Favorites on Thursday Night Football
The division lead in the AFC South will be on the line Thursday night in Houston when the Texans host the Indianapolis Colts. Find out who has the betting edge as Week 6 in the NFL kicks off.... Read this article
Underdog Royals Look to Upset Favored Orioles in 2014 ALCS
Neither the Baltimore Orioles nor the Kansas City Royals were expected to be here in the ALCS playing for a shot to make it to the World Series. So who should bettors put their money on?... Read this article
Friday's Washington State-Stanford College Football Betting Preview
A contrast in college football styles kicks off the football weekend Friday night, as pass-happy Washington State takes on run-oriented Stanford in Pac-12 action. Get winning tips from Jim Feist!... Read this article
Redskins Host Seahawks as Home Dogs on Monday Night Football
The Washington Redskins looked dismal in their last performance on primetime. Will they be able to turn things around when they host the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football?... Read this article
Struggling Patriots Host Unbeaten Bengals on Sunday Night Football
The New England Patriots are coming off a brutal performance on Monday Night Football and will be back in primetime hosting the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday Night Football. Who wins?... Read this article
Week 6 College Football Slate Features Top 20 Betting Matchups
The Don Best Advantage College Football Power Ratings will likely see at least one change after Oregon was upset by Arizona on Thursday. Get the lowdown on Saturday's betting matchups.... Read this article
Green Bay Hosts Minnesota in NFC North Rivalry Game on Thursday
The Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings are both coming off big wins last week and meet for the first time this season on Thursday Night Football. Who has the betting edge?... Read this article
MLB Playoffs Begin With Angels Still DBA's Top-Rated Team
There are three teams co-favored to win the World Series, but none of them are the Los Angeles Angels, who are atop the Don Best Advantage MLB Power Ratings for the sixth straight week.... Read this article
Feist's Betting Tips on Pac-12 Matchup Between Arizona & Oregon
Don Best handicapper Jim Feist offers his unique perspective with betting tips on Thursday's Pac-12 matchup between a pair of undefeated teams as Arizona visits Oregon.... Read this article
Chiefs Home Underdogs Against Patriots on Monday Night Football
The Kansas City Chiefs will look to break a six-game home skid against the spread on Monday Night Football when they host the New England Patriots as small home underdogs.... Read this article
Is UFC 178 the Best MMA Betting Card of the Year?
On Saturday night, UFC 178 will offer bettors 11 bouts to wager on, including the flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson and Chris Cariaso. Find out why it's worth watching.... Read this article
Monday Night Madness: Patriots/Chiefs Showdown From Jim Feist
Don Best handicapper Jim Feist breaks down the Monday Night Football matchup between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs. He goes inside the numbers to give you an edge.... Read this article
NFC East Rivals Clash in Thursday Night Football Betting Matchup
This week's Thursday Night Football matchup in the NFL features two NFC East teams both looking for their second win of the season as the Washington Redskins host the New York Giants.... Read this article
Inside Football Betting Stats With Marc Lawrence
Don Best handicapper Marc Lawrence recaps last week's action and goes inside the numbers by providing updated football betting stats to help bettors handicap this week's games.... Read this article
Meanwhile, In The Garden State From Bruce Marshall
Don Best handicapper Bruce Marshall gives an insightful look at the current state of sports betting in New Jersey. Bruce has been an industry insider for years, so get his take here.... Read this article
Week 4 NFL Betting Trends to Watch From Bruce Marshall
Check out Don Best handicapper Bruce Marshall's NFL trends for Week 4 games. Bruce goes inside the numbers and breaks down every game on the board to give you what you need to win.... Read this article
Week 5 College Football Betting Trends to Watch From Bruce Marshall
Check out Week 5 college football betting trends from Don Best handicapper Bruce Marshall, who goes inside the numbers of every college football game on the board.... Read this article
Updated MLB Power Ratings for Last Week of Regular Season
The Los Angeles Angels are the best team in baseball according to the Don Best Advantage MLB Power Ratings, but find out where the other teams rank as we head down the final stretch.... Read this article
Favored Panthers Host Steelers in Sunday Night Football Matchup
The Carolina Panthers will be looking to improve to 8-0-1 against the spread in their last nine games as home favorites when they face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football.... Read this article
Bears Try For Another Primetime Win at Jets on Monday Night
The Chicago Bears go for their second straight win in primetime on Monday when they visit the New York Jets off a comeback road win against the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday night.... Read this article
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions Betting Preview From Jim Feist
Don Best handicapper Jim Feist goes inside the numbers for the NFL's Week 3 NFC North divisional rivalry game between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions.... Read this article
SEC Boasts 9 Teams in Top 20 of DBA College Football Power Ratings
The Southeastern Conference is once again proving to be the best in the nation for college football. With the new four-team playoff starting this year, how many SEC teams will make it?... Read this article
Winless Bucs Try for First Win of Season at Atlanta on Thursday
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been a disappointment through the first two games, losing both at home. Will a change of scenery playing on the road at Atlanta change their fortunes?... Read this article
SEC/BIG12 Showdown Auburn vs Kansas State From Jim Feist
Don Best handicapper Jim Feist kicks off Week 4 of the college football season with a Thurday night preview of the SEC vs. Big 12 matchup between Auburn and Kansas State.... Read this article
Kenny White Picks Surprise 2014 MLB World Series Winner
With the MLB regular season winding down, Don Best COO and oddsmaker Kenny White has picked the team who will win the World Series. Hint: It's not one of the three co-favorites.... Read this article
Eagles Visit Colts in Week 2 Monday Night Football Matchup
The Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts both got off to slow starts last week in their season openers, with only one of them coming back to win. Who has the edge on Monday?... Read this article
Handicapping the Vikings Without Peterson Against Patriots
The Minnesota Vikings will be without star running back Adrian Peterson on Sunday, making bettors reverse course and back the New England Patriots. Are the Vikes still worth betting?... Read this article
Week 3 College Football Betting Market Watch
The Don Best College Football Linemakers Poll is a good judge of telling bettors how oddsmakers rate different teams. Who does Kenny White like and dislike so far this season? Find out here.... Read this article
Ravens, Steelers Renew Rivalry on Thursday Night Football
The Baltimore Ravens host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday Night Football and hope to focus on football after dealing with the aftermath of the Ray Rice situation earlier in the week.... Read this article
Week 2 NFL Betting Tips From Marc Lawrence
Don Best handicapper Marc Lawrence takes a look at Week 2 betting trends for the NFL. Marc shows you what to look at, so you don't make a mistake when heading to the window.... Read this article
Week 3 College Football Betting Tips From Marc Lawrence
Don Best handicapper Marc Lawrence goes inside the numbers for Week 3 of the college football season, letting you know what you should and shouldn't believe when looking at statistics.... Read this article
Saints at Browns NFL Betting Preview From Jim Feist
Don Best handicapper Jim Feist goes inside the numbers and breaks down this Week 2 inter-conference matchup between the New Orleans Saints and the Cleveland Browns.... Read this article