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Jaguars Set to End Dubious Streak Against Titans on Thursday Night
The Jacksonville Jaguars were underdogs in 42 straight games - until now. They host the Tennessee Titans in the last Thursday Night Football game of 2014.... Read this article
College Football Bowl Betting Tips from Jim Feist
Bowl season is here! Jim Feist gives college football betting advice for this bowl season.... Read this article
Saints Hoping to Get Back on Track Against Bears on Monday Night
The New Orleans Saints have struggled lately but can still take sole possession of first place in the NFC South by beating the Chicago Bears on the road in the Monday Night Football matchup.... Read this article
Key Divisional Games Highlight Week 15 NFL Betting Slate
Sunday is a big day for several NFL teams hoping to stay in the playoff race while a select few hope to clinch division titles. Get the scoop on Week 15's most important divisional matchups.... Read this article
Cardinals Visit Rams as Underdogs in NFC West Matchup on Thursday
The Arizona Cardinals look to hold onto first place in the NFC West and face a tough test on Thursday Night Football against a St. Louis Rams team that has shut out its last two opponents.... Read this article
Army vs Navy Saturday College Football Betting Preview
The 115th meeting between Army and Navy kicks off this Saturday from M&T Bank Stadium, and Don Best handicapper Jim Feist has betting tips and trends to help you handicap this game.... Read this article
Packers Double-Digit Favorites Hosting Falcons on Monday Night
The Green Bay Packers have not lost at home this season and will try to beat the Atlanta Falcons for the fourth straight time when they meet at Lambeau Field on Monday Night Football.... Read this article
Patriots, Chargers Meet in Week 14 Sunday Night Football Matchup
The New England Patriots do not lose two straight games often while San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers is one of the best in the NFL in December. Who has the edge on Sunday night?... Read this article
Florida State, Big 12 Schools Set to State Playoff Cases Saturday
Saturday is the last day several schools will get a chance to prove they belong in the College Football Playoff field, which will be announced on Sunday. Get the scoop on the biggest games.... Read this article
Saturday College Football Betting Preview for SEC Championship
Jim Feist breaks down Saturday's SEC Championship Game between Missouri and Alabama as only he can with valuable college football betting tips and trends to help you win.... Read this article
Bears Looking to Play Spoilers Against Cowboys on Thursday Night
The Chicago Bears do not have much to play for this season, but they can help derail the playoff hopes of the Dallas Cowboys when they meet in the Week 14 Thursday Night Football game.... Read this article
Dolphins Favored at New York in Week 13 Monday Night Football Game
The struggling New York Jets will host a Miami Dolphins team trying to stay in the playoff race. Who has the edge? Get NFL betting tips and trends on this Monday Night Football matchup.... Read this article
Patriots, Packers Meet in Monster Week 13 NFL Matchup on Sunday
Two of the NFL's best teams will square off at Lambeau Field Sunday as the Green Bay Packers host the New England Patriots, who have won seven in a row and four straight as underdogs.... Read this article
Five College Football Rivalry Week Games to Watch on Saturday
There are five key Rivalry Week games in college football on Saturday that will shape the race for the four-team playoff field. Get the lowdown on each of them and find out the scenarios involved.... Read this article
Saturday College Football Betting Preview: Auburn at Alabama
Jim Feist breaks down a key SEC matchup between Alabama and Auburn by offering college football betting tips and trends on this intense rivalry and revenge game as only he can.... Read this article
Bettors Treated to Three Key NFL Divisional Games on Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving and football go together like turkey and stuffing, so get ready for Thursday's three NFL games with betting tips on Bears at Lions, Eagles at Cowboys and Seahawks at 49ers.... Read this article
Saints Hope to End Home Skid Against Ravens on Monday Night
The New Orleans Saints usually have a strong home field at the Superdome, but they have lost their last two there and host the Baltimore Ravens in the Monday Night Football game.... Read this article
Cowboys Looking for Sweep of Giants on Sunday Night Football
The Dallas Cowboys return from their bye week to visit the New York Giants in an NFC East matchup on Sunday Night Football. The Giants are hoping to snap a five-game losing streak.... Read this article
Trojans Visit Bruins in Pac-12 Rivalry Game on Saturday Night
The USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins will meet Saturday at the Rose Bowl, with each still in the mix for the Pac-12 South Division title. Get the scoop on this rivalry game along with betting tips.... Read this article
Chiefs Look to Extend Winning Streak on Thursday Night Football
The Kansas City Chiefs are one of the hottest teams in the NFL right now and visit the Oakland Raiders in an AFC West rivalry game on Thursday Night Football. Will they win and get the cover?... Read this article
NFL Parity and 20-Point Blowouts
Don Best handicapper Jim Feist breaks down parity in the NFL and and the rarity of consecutive 20-point blowouts.... Read this article
Patriots, Colts Could Light Up Scoreboard on Sunday Night Football
One of the most highly-anticipated games of the season will take place on Sunday Night Football in Week 11, as the New England Patriots visit the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.... Read this article
Interim Heavyweight Title on the Line Saturday at UFC 180
UFC 180 may not have the hype it would if heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was defending his title Saturday in Mexico City. But veteran Mark Hunt will get his shot against Fabricio Werdum.... Read this article
Steelers Visit Titans as Road Favorites on Monday Night Football
The Pittsburgh Steelers saw their three-game winning streak come to an end last week in a surprising road loss to the New York Jets. They visit the Tennessee Titans next on Monday night.... Read this article
Bills, Dolphins Battle in AFC East Matchup on Thursday Night
The Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills are both coming off losses and will look to get back on track Thursday night when they meet in a key AFC East matchup. Find out who has the edge.... Read this article
All the SEC Marbles? Mississippi State-Alabama Betting Preview
Don Best handicapper Jim Feist goes inside the numbers to break down the monster matchup in the SEC between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide.... Read this article
Ohio State Jumps to No. 4 in DBA College Football Power Ratings
Alabama and Florida State have been joined by Baylor and Ohio State this week in the top four of the DBA Power Ratings. The Bears and Buckeyes are both coming off road upsets last week.... Read this article
Top-Rated College Football Teams Get Tested on Saturday
The top eight teams in the Don Best College Football Linemakers Poll are in must-win situations as they try to state their case to make the four-team College Football Playoff at the end of the year.... Read this article
Packers Continue NFL's Oldest Rivalry With Bears on Sunday Night
The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears are both coming off bye weeks looking for a victory on Sunday Night Football. Green Bay has owned Chicago recently, so do the Bears have a shot?... Read this article
Panthers Hope to Break Losing Streak at Philly on Monday Night
The Carolina Panthers visit the Philadelphia Eagles in a key NFC matchup on Monday night. The Panthers have lost three straight while the Eagles just lost their starting QB. Who wins?... Read this article
NFC Monday Night Showdown: Panthers/Eagles Betting Preview
Don Best handicapper Jim Feist takes a look inside the numbers for this huge Monday night matchup, as the Carolina Panthers go on the road to face the Philadelphia Eagles.... Read this article
AFC North Battle in Cincy as Bengals Host Browns on Thursday Night
The surprising Cleveland Browns hope to continue their winning ways when they visit the AFC North-leading Cincinnati Bengals in a key divisional matchup on Thursday Night Football.... Read this article
Winning Football: Defense Comes Before Offense in the NFL
As a football bettor, do you prefer offense or defense?  Don Best handicapper Jim Feist has an opinion, so get his winning stats and NFL betting tips in this week's edition of  Feist Facts.... Read this article
All-Time High Total for Steelers, Ravens on Sunday Night Football
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens have not been known as high-scoring teams, but that has changed this season. Find out more about their matchup on Sunday Night Football.... Read this article
Colts Look to Rebound as Favorites at Giants on Monday Night
The Indianapolis Colts play their second straight road game after getting blown out at Pittsburgh last week and hope for a better result as they visit the New York Giants on Monday Night Football.... Read this article
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