What Bettors Should Know for Sunday, August 24

What Bettors Should Know for Sunday, August 24

MLB – Last night the Athletics got a crucial 2-1 victory over the Angels and now share the lead atop the AL West. Tonight they’ll square off again as Oakland are playing on Sunday Night Baseball in consecutive weeks after not appearing at all since 2006.

NFL – Last night was a bad one in terms of injuries as Broncos WR Wes Welker suffered a concussion, as did Ravens RB Bernard Pierce. Both are questionable to play Week 1.

– The Rams avoided a major scare as QB Sam Bradford left the game with a knee injury but suffered no damage.

– Packers DT BJ Raji will miss the entire season due to a torn biceps.

– While not injury-related, Broncos K Matt Prater will miss the first four games of the season due to suspension for violating the substance-abuse policy.

NCAAF – The college football season technically began yesterday with Eastern Washington defeating Sam Houston State 56-35. We’ve got you fully covered with all the weekly line moves, future odds, title contenders, props and more at our NCAAF blog.

EPL – In a wild finish, Arsenal came back to earn a 2-2 draw at Everton in a key match for the title race. Over 60% of bettors were on the slight underdog Arsenal +180 which usually spells doom. 

Golf – The first tournament of the FedEx Cup concludes today with a number of players seeking a win. Here are the odds to win heading into the final round: Day +225, Furyk +280, Mahan +600, Kuchar +900, Todd +1000, Na +1900, Chappell +2200, McIlroy +2500.

NBA – The Cavaliers completed their deal to acquire Kevin Love yesterday and things are looking bright in Cleveland.

Tennis – The US Open begins tomorrow so check out how the odds-to-win have changed since opening. Sports Betting – New Jersey will continue to fight against the ineptitude of not allowing sports betting in state:

Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire is the Operations Manager and soccer specialist at Sports Insights. You can find him on Twitter (@ArsenalDMC) and he can be reached directly at dan.mcguire@actionnetwork.com.

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