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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
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