Scully’s 2018 Boca Raton Bowl Free Pick – UAB or NIU?

By |December 18th, 2018|Categories: College Football, SportsWire|Tags: , , |

Northern Illinois Huskies +2.5 vs University Alabama-Birmingham Blazers 2018 Boca Raton Bowl - Tuesday, December 18th (7pm ET - ESPN) More than willing to lay this low number with UAB (-2.5), who enters at 10-3 SU due to strong defense and a good ground game (208.8 rushing yards per game). They will cover against a less-than-stellar Northern Illinois, who was arguably the fourth-best team in the MAC but benefited from being in the West division while Buffalo, Ohio and Miami [...]

Year in Review: My Favorite Moment (That Wasn’t a Race)

By |December 18th, 2018|Categories: Breeders' Cup, Horses, International, Races, RacingWire, Thoroughbreds|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Oscar Performance winning the Woodbine Mile (gr. I) (Michael Burns Photo) For the most part, the most memorable moments in any given year of horse racing will be individual races that stand out as exciting, brilliant, or competitive. That’s understandable, right? It’s called horse racing, and the races are bound to take center stage. Nevertheless, one of my favorite racing moments of 2018 had nothing to do with an individual race. Instead, it involved hundreds of races throughout [...]

2018 Frisco Bowl Betting Favors Bobcats Against Aztecs

By |December 18th, 2018|Categories: College Football, SportsWire|Tags: , , , |

The early college football bowls continue with a single game on December 19 when Ohio and San Diego State scrap as adversaries in 2018 Frisco Bowl betting. Longtime Ohio University coach Frank Solich has the Bobcats playing in a bowl game for the 10th time in his 13 seasons in Athens, and Solich scored his 100th win in October as the Bobcats head coach. Along with San Diego State coach Rocky Long, who has taken San Diego State to a bowl [...]

2018 Boca Raton Bowl Preview

By |December 17th, 2018|Categories: College Football, SportsWire|Tags: , , |

Two of the most underrated teams in college football battle it out in this season’s Boca Raton Bowl. Northern Illinois used a win over Buffalo in the MAC Championship to stamp their ticket to Florida while Alabama-Birmingham marched to their second bowl game since restarting their football program. The 2018 Boca Raton Bowl betting line is very tight and reflects how close these two teams are in terms of skill. Early in the season, the Northern Illinois Huskies sat on a [...]

Keeler Johnson’s Kentucky Derby Top 10: No Changes (For Now)

By |December 17th, 2018|Categories: Horses, Kentucky Derby, Races, RacingWire, Thoroughbreds|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Improbable winning the Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I) - © Benoit Photo As the racing year winds down, the final Kentucky Derby prep races of the season are wrapping up. On Sunday, Long Range Toddy forged to a narrow victory in the Remington Springboard Mile, earning 10 qualification points toward the 2019 Derby. Still to come on Wednesday is the Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun, the second leg of the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby, in which the California-bred [...]

NFL Week 15 Monday Night Football Betting – Will Saints Bury Panthers’ Playoff Hopes?

By |December 17th, 2018|Categories: NFL, SportsWire|Tags: , , , |

One of the best rivalries in the NFL resumes on Monday, December 17 when current NFC top-seed New Orleans travels to Bank of America Stadium in North Carolina to battle Came Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Saints and Panthers have yet to face each other this season. Their game in Week 15 Monday Night Football betting is the first of two in the final weeks of the regular season. New Orleans can set the tone by dominating the Panthers. The [...]

Derby, Oaks Contenders Star on Stakes-Packed Saturday at Fair Grounds

By |December 17th, 2018|Categories: Breeders' Cup, Horses, Kentucky Derby, Races, RacingWire, Thoroughbreds|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hog Creek Hustle winning an allowance race at Churchill Downs - Coady Photography Up-and-coming two-year-olds with an eye on the 2019 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks are among the many talented horses entered in the six stakes races scheduled for December 22nd at Fair Grounds. It’s yet another action-packed Saturday of high-class racing at the New Orleans track, which opened its annual winter meet on December 1st. In chronological order, the highlights on this massive 14-race card include…. Race [...]

Rating the First Round of 2019 Kentucky Derby Preps

By |December 17th, 2018|Categories: Breeders' Cup, Horses, Kentucky Derby, Races, RacingWire, Thoroughbreds|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Game Winner winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) - Coady Photography With the running of Sunday's Remington Springboard Mile, the last North American Kentucky Derby prep race of the year entered the history books, bringing to a close the first stage of qualification for the 2019 “Run for the Roses.” From September through December, nine Road to the Kentucky Derby prep races were conducted across the country, and while the majority offered the same number of qualification [...]