NFL Betting Preview: Bengals Prepare For Must-Win Versus Eagles On TNF
With the head-to-head tiebreaker belonging to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the battle for the final AFC Wild Card spot, the Cincinnati Bengals are ready for a must-win game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday Night Football. The Bengals are coming off a tough one-point loss to the Dallas Cowboys that ended their four-game win streak, and with back-to-back games against the Steelers and Baltimore Ravens to close out the year, this game will be crucial to their chances. The Eagles meanwhile are coming off their first win since week four, a 23-21 victory over the Buccaneers that may have very well ended Tampa Bay’s chance at making the postseason. Philadelphia will turn back to rookie Nick Foles, who is likely to finish the season as their starter, with the hopes of playing spoiler this week. Cincinnati is at Pittsburgh next week, and a win here will put them in position to at least eliminate the head-to-head tiebreak.
Football Betting Preview: Preparations Continue For Opening Weekend Of Bowl Games
While there aren’t any Bowl games scheduled for the week, the preparation will continue for this weekend’s Gildan New Mexico Bowl and the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. The Arizona Wildcats can finish their season strong as they host the Nevada Wolf Pack in what should be an intriguing matchup featuring two of the nation’s leading rushers in Stefphon Jefferson and Ka’Deem Carey in the New Mexico Bowl, while the Potato Bowl features the Utah State Aggies and the Toledo Rockets in what should be another high-scoring affair, as the Aggies look to finish on a high note after close losses to Wisconsin and BYU derailed a nearly perfect season.
NBA Sportsbook Preview: Lakers Still Trying To Figure Things Out
After allowing a season-high 117 points in Sunday’s loss to the Utah Jazz, the Los Angeles Lakers will try and get back on track this week on the road as they open a four-game trip against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night. With a tough test against the New York Knicks on Thursday, the Lakers simply need to beat the hurting Cavaliers, and that may be a good spot to take them as they look to start off on the right foot. Meanwhile, the Knicks will be in Brooklyn to play the rival Nets on Tuesday before hosting the Lakers, as they continue to battle with the Miami Heat for first place in the Eastern conference standings.
NHL Sports Betting Preview: Waiting Game Continues With No Deal In Sight
With no deal in sight, the NHL and NHLPA are expected to resume talks at some point this week although there is nothing officially scheduled. With the clock ticking down to get a deal done in time for the new year, the consensus is that something will get done in the near future, but so far there is nothing imminent. For all of the latest on the NHL lockout and more, be sure to check out the best sports betting sites.