NCAA Football Betting – Seminoles, Hokies Square Off For ACC Championship


College Football OddsNCAA football betting players may remember the 2005 ACC championship game, which was the first for the conference, and culminated in a 27-22 win for Florida State over Virginia Tech. The Seminoles have not been back since, while the Hokies are making their fourth appearance in the ACC title game as the two will clash in Charlotte on Saturday night.

Florida State vs. Virginia Tech Betting – Saturday, 7:45 PM ET

The No.21 Seminoles (9-3, 6-2) did their part last week, ending a six-year skid against rival Florida by pounding the Gators 31-7 at home, and then they got some help from Maryland, who beat North Carolina State to put Florida State in the ACC title game. Christian Ponder was 16-of-24 for 221 yards and three touchdowns in his last game at Bobby Bowden Field, and over the next few months, he’ll be looking to raise his stock when it comes to the top NFL picks. But the defense was the story on this day as they held the Gators to 276 yards, including 64 yards through the air, and they forced four turnovers along the way.

The No.15 Hokies (10-2, 8-0) won their 10th straight game in a 37-7 win over Virginia at home, and they did efficiently with 201 rushing yards. Tyrod Taylor was 13-of-23 for 176 yards and a touchdown for the Hokies, who were also strong on the other side of the ball by stopping the Cavaliers on 11 of 12 third-down attempts, and all three of their chances on fourth down. The Hokies have shown a lot of heart by coming back from two losses to start the season, and when people were writing them off, Virginia Tech stormed back to prove that they’re still the kings of the ACC as they go for their third conference crown in four years.

Online football betting odds have the Hokies as a 4-point favorite in this showdown, but the Seminoles have won four of their last five against Virginia Tech, including the win in the 2005 ACC title game. The Florida State defense has been much improved this season, but they’re going to have to contain Turner, who can hurt you with his arms as well as his legs. The Seminoles are second in the country in sacks, and they’ll be out to disrupt Taylor. As for the Hokies, they’re going to have to deal with the Florida State running game, and they’ve shown that they can have a problem stopping the run. If they can’t do that, then Ponder can use the play-action pass. This is going to be a close game, and while we think that the Hokies will win, we think Florida State can cover the sports betting spread.

NFL Odds Preview for December 5, 2010: Cleveland Browns vs. Miami Dolphins (-4.5)


NFL OddsBetting Overview:

The Cleveland Browns appear to be on the right track. The NFL scores that rookie quarterback Colt McCoy was putting up while Jake Delhomme was out were impressive. But head coach Eric Mangini did the right thing and put Delhomme back in when he was healthy. The NFL predictions for this season may not have been too impressive for the Browns, but there may be playoff expectations in the Dawg Pound for next season. The Browns offense and defense are developing together, and that is always a healthy way for a bad team to get better.

It looks like the Miami Dolphins have peaked, and now head coach Tony Sparano is trying to piece together a winner out of what he has left. Quarterback Chad Henne was benched, but a season-ending injury to Chad Pennington has put Henne back in the starting role. The wildcat is still a staple part of the Dolphins’ offense, but now that every defense in the league has figured out it is no longer nearly as effective as it used to be. What is still effective in the Dolphins offense is running back Ricky Williams. Williams looked impressive in the Dolphins’ 33-17 win over the surging Oakland Raiders last week.


The NFL betting world was not sure what to make of the Cleveland Browns offense before the season started. Quarterback Jake Delhomme was coming off some pretty poor seasons as the starter in Carolina, but the Eric Mangini offense seems to work for Delhomme and he looks comfortable throwing the ball behind a mediocre Browns offensive line. The best part for Cleveland is that Delhomme is helping to develop quarterback Colt McCoy into the Browns quarterback of the future. With running back Peyton Hillis finding a place in the Cleveland offense, the Browns look like they will be a threat in the future.

It seems like the Dolphins are either running out of options on offense, or Miami has decided that a traditional offense is more appropriate with a throwing quarterback like Chad Henne. Don’t forget that the Dolphins still have a deep threat in Brandon Marshall at wide receiver, and Marshall should be back in the line up before the end of the season. The Dolphins have the personnel for a coordinated and powerful running and passing attack without the wildcat.


The Dolphins have a very good defense. The Miami defense is ranked sixth overall, but it is their play against the passing game that has sustained them to this point. If the Dolphins focus on stopping Delhomme, then Hillis will run right past them. This will be a war that the Dolphins will need to fight on two fronts, and they have the personnel to do it.

The Cleveland defense is young, aggressive and improving. Miami will miss Brandon Marshall in this game. The long ball would kill the Browns in this game, but Miami will have to rely on the running game and the Browns have an answer for Ricky Williams.

The Bottom Line:

The Dolphins will win this game, but it will be close. Ricky Williams will not have the game everyone is expecting him to have, but there is just enough balance in the Miami attack to come out of this game on top.

Gambling Advisor blog Pick: Miami Dolphins

Magnificent Viking debut of Leslie Frazier Against the Redskins


NFL OddsGreat welcome from the Minnesota Vikings to Leslie Frazier in his debut as head coach at home, beating the Washington Redskins 17-13 in a tight marker.

The first blow was made by Redskins tight end Fred Davis as the quarterback of the red tribe sent a pass 10 yards for a touchdown.

But the Vikings quarterback, Brett Favre had a great performance in two key offensive that ended in scoring, hit 3 of 3 in the first possession, which resulted in a carry into the end zone from five yards of the graduate of Oklahoma Adrian Peterson, to bring the score tied at 7-7.

Peterson had to leave in the second quarter after an ankle injury, giving the opportunity to rookie Stanford running back Toby Gerhart (# 32).

Favre, 41, went 5-5 in their first offensive in the second half, culminating with a touchdown acarrero five yards of Gerhart, who finished the match with 22 runs for 76 yards (14-7).

Both NFL betting teams had two more field goals leaving the score 17-13.

In the last stretch of the meeting, on third and eight to move forward, just before the break of two minutes, "The General" ran to find the first down to run out the clock, and he succeeded to the noise of their peers.

Thus, at the National Conference, Washington is at 5-6 in the AL East while the Vikings broke a losing streak at nine games, less than a week after coach Brad Childress left the squad Minnesota and is in the North Division with 4-7.

Favre finished with 23 passes thrown, 15 completed for 172 yards, while McNabb was not the victory as a gift for his 34th birthday, on 25 November was a record full 35 pitches with 21 for 211 yards with one touchdown and a intecepción.

In the game, note is the Vikings' defensive line, who managed to catch McNabb 4.

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