The 102nd season of the NHL is set to begin with 31 teams playing 82 games to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The regular season starts on October 2nd and runs until April 4th. The next Stanley Cup champion will be crowned in June 2020.
The defending Stanley Cup champion St Louis Blues are listed at +1700 to repeat as champions. The Stanley Cup bettingfavorite is the Tampa Bay Lightning +625 followed by the Vegas Golden Knights +725. Canada’s top shot at bringing the Stanley Cup home after decades in American hands is the Toronto Maple Leafs +1100.
Odds To Win The Stanley Cup 2019-20 Season
Tampa Bay Lightning +625
Vegas Golden Knights +725
Toronto Maple Leafs +1100
Dallas Stars +1375
Florida Panthers +1475
Boston Bruins +1500
Nashville Predators +1525
Colorado Avalanche +1575
St. Louis Blues +1700
New York Rangers +2000
Washington Capitals +2000
Pittsburgh Penguins +2300
Winnipeg Jets +2500
Calgary Flames +2500
New Jersey Devils +2650
Chicago Blackhawks +2650
New York Islanders +3000
San Jose Sharks +3000
Carolina Hurricanes +3000
Arizona Coyotes +4000
Philadelphia Flyers +5000
Vancouver Canucks +5000
Minnesota Wild +5500
Edmonton Oilers +5750
Montreal Canadiens +6600
Los Angeles Kings +10000
Buffalo Sabres +10000
Columbus Blue Jackets +10000
Anaheim Ducks +10000
Detroit Red Wings +20000
Ottawa Senators +30000
The LSU quarterback started the season as a +20000 betting long shot to win the Heisman. But after three weeks, Burrow leads the nation with an 83.3 completion percentage. He is second in the country with 1,122 passing yards. Plus Burrow sits one behind Tagovailoa and Washington State’s Anthony Gordon for the nation’s top passing touchdown mark.
Just as surprising as Burrow’s Heisman Trophy odds ascension is Lawrence’s sophomore slump. After last season’s championship run as a freshman, Lawrence was anointed as the future No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. However, he is No. 20 in the nation in passing yards. He’s tied for No. 30 overall in passing touchdowns. Clemson might be 3-0, but Lawrence has thrown for just five touchdown passes but also five interceptions.
Now, let’s take a closer look at the complete 2019 Heisman Trophy odds after three weeks of college football action.
Heisman Trophy Odds
Joe Burrow (QB LSU) +350
Jalen Hurts (QB Oklahoma) +400
Tua Tagovailoa (QB Alabama) +400
Trevor Lawrence (QB Clemson) +800
Justin Fields (QB Ohio State) +1100
Jake Fromm (QB Georgia) +1300
D’Andre Swift (RB Georgia) +1475
Jonathan Taylor (RB Wisconsin) +1700
Justin Herbert (QB Oregon) +2000
Sam Ehlinger (QB Texas) +2000
Travis Etienne (RB Clemson) +3000
Jerry Jeudy (WR Alabama) +5000
Kellen Mond (QB Texas A&M) +5000
Shea Patterson (QB Michigan) +6000
Tee Higgins (WR Clemson) +6600
Sean Clifford (QB Penn State) +8000
Jacob Eason (QB Washington) +8000
Alex Delton (QB TCU) +8000
AJ Dillon (RB Boston College) +8000
J.K Dobbins (RB Ohio State) +10000
Khalil Tate (QB Arizona) +10000
Ian Book (QB Notre Dame) +10000
Rondale Moore (WR Purdue) +10000
Jordan Love (QB Utah State) +10000
D’Eriq King (QB Houston) +10000
Kelly Bryant (QB Missouri) +12500
Alan Bowman (QB Texas Tech) +12500
Kennedy Brooks (RB Oklahoma) +15000
Jake Bentley (QB South Carolina) +15000
Trey Sermon (RB Oklahoma) +15000
Charlie Brewer (QB Baylor) +15000
Gage Gubrud (QB Washington State) +15000
Justyn Ross (WR Clemson) +15000
Najee Harris (RB Alabama) +20000
Chuba Hubbard (RB Oklahoma State) +20000
Eno Benjamin (RB Arizona State) +20000
Tylan Wallace (WR Oklahoma State) +20000
Adrian Martinez (QB Nebraska) +20000
Bo Nix (QB Auburn) +25000
David Summers (QB Syracuse) +25000
CeeDee Lamb (WR Oklahoma) +27500
Austin Kendall (QB West Virginia) +27500
Brandon Wimbush (QB Central Florida) +50000
Deondre Francois (QB Florida Atlantic) +50000
Tate Martell (QB Miami Florida) +50000
K.J Costello (QB Stanford) +50000
The biggest news coming out of the second week of NFL action is the injuries to Big Ben and Drew Brees. Both the Steelers and Saints NFL Week 3 odds are off the board right now. Here are the rest of the NFL Week 3 spreads, moneyline odds and over/under betting totals.
If you need a break from football this weekend, then check out WWE’s Clash of Champions on Sunday night at 7 PM ET. The event returns to the WWE PPV rotation after missing 2018 in lieu of other events. Click here for live WWE Clash of Champions odds.
With a handful of events left on the 2019 slate, and the WWE is pulling out all of the stops. Every champion on the main roster is set to defend their titles at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Now let’s take a closer look at the betting odds on who will walk out of Clash of Champions a winner.
5Dimes college football oddsmakers have released updated NCAA Football National Championship odds.
The 2019 football season is in full swing. The second week of college football helped separate the elite teams from the pretenders.
Top-ranked Clemson dominated against No. 12 Texas A&M, defeating the Aggies 24-10 after the later guaranteed an upset. Second-ranked Alabama trounced New Mexico State 62-10 after taking a 38-0 lead into halftime. No. 3 Georgia brushed off Murray State, winning 63-17. Jalen Hurts has settled into the position of heir apparent to Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray at Oklahoma as the fourth-ranked Sooners took down South Dakota 70-14. No. 5 Ohio State blanked Cincinnati 42-0. Plus No. 6 LSU snuck out of the Lone Star State with a 45-38 victory over No. 9 Texas.
With all of that and more happening here is how our oddsmakers see the 2019 NCAA National Championship field.
College Football National Championship Odds Week 3
Ohio State +1600
Penn State +5000
Michigan State +5000
Notre Dame +7500
Texas A&M +15000
Florida State +15000
Arizona State +25000
Oklahoma State +25000
Mississippi State +27500
Iowa State +30000
Miami Florida +30000
Virginia Tech +35000
Washington State +35000
Minnesota U +50000
South Florida +50000
Central Florida +50000
West Virginia +55000
South Carolina +65000
NC State +65000
Texas Tech +75000
Boston College +75000
Boise State +100000
Southern Mississippi +100000
Oregon State +100000
Kansas State +125000
Western Michigan +150000
East Carolina +250000
Colorado State +250000
Arkansas State +250000
Western Kentucky +250000
North Carolina +300000
Georgia Tech +350000
Coastal Carolina +350000
Central Michigan +500000
Florida Atlantic +750000
Wake Forest +750000
Utah State +750000
San Diego State +750000
San Jose State +999999
South Alabama +999999
Old Dominion +999999
North Texas +999999
Northern Illinois +999999
Middle Tennessee +999999
New Mexico +999999
New Mexico State +999999
UL Lafayette +999999
UL Monroe +999999
Texas State +999999
Kent State +999999
Louisiana Tech +999999
Miami Ohio +999999
Florida International +999999
Eastern Michigan +999999
Fresno State +999999
Georgia Southern +999999
Georgia State +999999
Bowling Green +999999
Ball State +999999
Appalachian State +999999
Air Force +999999
The first Sunday with NFL of the season lived up to all the hype. There were upsets, almost upsets, blowouts, thrillers and then there were the Miami Dolphins. Now it’s time to look forward. With two games remaining on the docket for Week 1, 5Dimes football oddsmakers have already released the NFL Week 2 betting spreads, moneyline odds, and over/under game totals.
San Francisco 49ers -1½
Cincinnati Bengals +105
Minnesota Vikings +135
Green Bay Packers -3
Kansas City Chiefs -9
Oakland Raiders +400
New Orleans Saints +150
Los Angeles Rams -3½
Denver Broncos pk
Philadelphia Eagles -1
Atlanta Falcons -103
Cleveland Browns -2½
New York Jets +113
There are four teams still to play their first regular-season game. The Texans face the Saints in New Orleans and the Broncos are in Oakland to take on the Raiders on a Monday Night Football doubleheader.
The 2019 NFL season is finally here and I have a bold betting prediction for each of the 32 NFL teams. For updated odds on all of my predictions, click here.
32 Bold NFL Betting Predictions For 32 Teams
Arizona Cardinals’ rookie Kyler Murray will NOT win offensive ROY
Kyler Murray +150 is the betting favorite to be named AP’s Offensive Rookie of the Year. Cardinals rookie head coach Kliff Kingsbury was hired because of what Sean McVay did in Los Angeles. But Kingsbury’s is no McVay. But his college football coaching record is a dismal 35–40. A rookie head coach does no favors to a rookie QB.
Atlanta Falcons’ WR Julio Jones goes OVER 1535½ receiving yards
Julio Jones is waiting on a new contract. Jones has a base salary of just $9.6 million this season and is in the fourth year of a five-year, $71.25 million contract extension signed in 2015. That makes him the 13th-highest-paid wide receiver in the league. His asking price now? The five year $96.25 million deal that Michael Thomas got from the Saints.
If that isn’t enough, the Falcons have a new and improved offensive line that will give Matt Ryan more time to find his stud wide-receiver.
Baltimore Ravens’ QB Lamar Jackson rushing yards UNDER 858½
Last year Lamar Jackson rushed for 695 yards and five touchdowns. During the off-season, the Ravens’ brain trust added rusher Mark Ingram and drafted a couple of top wide receivers in Miles Boykin and AB’s younger brother Marquise Brown. Moreover, Jackson has come out saying he wants to pass the ball 30 times a game. Add all that up, and it means coach Harbaugh wants the young QB to run less.
Buffalo Bills finish 2nd in the AFC East
The Patriots own the AFC East. The Dolphins are in rebuild mode. And I am not sold on Adam Gase for the Jets. Cash in on the Buffalo Bills to come in second in the AFC East and payout +200.
Carolina Panthers’ Christian McCaffrey rushes for OVER 1049½ yards
Who really thinks Christian Mccaffery will rush for LESS than the 1,098 yards he rushed for last year?
Chicago Bears win the NFL North
The only team that can challenge the Bears for NFC North supremacy are the Packers. While Aaron Rodgers will have another MVP-calibre season, the Pack will fall short when facing the Bears twice this regular season. Bet the Bears to win the NFL North at +197.
Cincinnati Bengals will finish last in the AFC North
Nothing bold about this prediction. Just the god’s honest truth. They payout? -200.
Cleveland Browns will NOT win the Super Bowl
The Browns winning the Super Bowl has been a trendy pick for the last two seasons. CLEVELAND WILL NOT WIN THE SUPER BOWL in 2019. The payout is a horrendous -3400.
Dallas Cowboys will finish 2nd in the NFC East
This team will NOT be above .500 without Zeke. Until he is signed bet the Cowboys to finish behind Philly and ahead of Washington and the Giants in the NFC East to win +115.
Denver Broncos UNDER 8.5 wins
The Broncos schedule is a killer. I don’t see this team beating the Chiefs or Chargers once even with two shots. Denver will open the season with a win over the Raiders in Oakland in Week 1, but then a three-game stretch versus the Bears, Packers, Jags from Week 2 to 5 will put this team at 1-3. There is no recovering from that.
Detroit Lions will finish LAST in the NFC North
The Lions have underachieved for as long as I can remember. This year I expect nothing but mediocrity from a team void of any weapons.
Green Bay Packers will go 1-1 versus the Bears this season.
The Green Bay Packers are 3-point underdogs versus the Bears at Soldier Field! This game would be a pick’em at a neutral location. The Week 15 look ahead spread favors the Packers by 2.5 at Lambeau. The Packer win in Week 1 and lose in Week 15.
Houston Texans’ DeAndre Hopkins goes OVER 1435½ receiving yards
No Lamar Miller to rush the ball. A second and third receiving option with Will Fuller and Kenny Stills all points to a monster season for Hopkins. Bank it!
Indianapolis Colts’ Marlon Mack rushes for 1000+ yards
The now-retired Luck was a generational talent who had been playing hurt for most of his career. What will this team do with two healthy quarterbacks who both started their careers with the Patriots do? Mack for 1000+ rushing yards.
Jacksonville Jaguars’ Leonard Fournette will rush for OVER 1000 yards
Leonard Fournette was drafted to be the every-down back for the Jags, but he can’t stay on the field. This year that changes. First because of former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles taking over for Blake Bortles. Secondly, there is no one else to rush the ball. Veteran backup rusher Alfred Blue is on the IR and can’t return until Week 9. That leaves a fifth-round rookie and a pair of new no-names as backups. I expect Foles to be the undisputed leader of this offense and he will keep Fournette in check. I am betting on Fournette to rush for OVER 1000 yards for a payout of +115.
Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes passes for OVER 4650½ yards and OVER 36½ touchdowns
The 2017 Falcons, a year after scoring 540 points, lost offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and nosedived to 353 points, 15th in the league. The 2013 Patriots lost three of their top four receivers from the previous season and saw their scoring decline from 557 points to 444, a 20% drop.
The Chiefs’ offensive coaching staff is coming back 100% intact and the players responsible for close to 65% of last year’s receptions are all back. Continuity and stability is the formula for long term success in the NFL. Just ask Belichick and Brady.
Los Angeles Chargers UNDER 10 wins
Without Melvin Gordon, this team will win or lose based on Phillip Rivers’ aging arm.
Los Angeles Rams finish 2nd in the NFC West
Gurley’s knee is a huge question mark. Plus Seattle just added Jadaveon Clowney who will emerge from JJ Watt’s shadow to decimate the NFC West.
Miami Dolphins will have the worst NFL record
Miami is in full rebuild mode and is the favorite to have the worst NFL record at +200. Easy money.
Minnesota Vikings will at least 10 games
The Vikings are loaded in talent. This is Kirk Cousins second season in Minnesota. I expect big things. A 10 or more win season pays out +142.
New England Patriots will lose 2 games in 2019
In Week 8 to the Browns and in Week 14 to the Chiefs. Bet the look ahead odds now.
New Orleans Saints will also lose just 2 games in 2019
At Seattle in Week 3 and at Chicago in Week 7.
New York Giants
Daniel Jones > Eli Manning
New York Jets
The Jets are the better team in the Big Apple. But not by much.
Oakland Raiders’ Josh Jacobs wins offensive ROY
RB Josh Jacobs is the second favorite to win offensive ROY, and he will walk away with it while paying out +650.
Philadelphia Eagles win the NFC East
This is a QB league, and the Eagles have the best QB in their division. Bet the house on the Eagles to win the NFC East.
Pittsburgh Steelers will finish 3rd in the AFC North
No AB, no Bell won’t equal to no drama in Pittsburgh. The Browns and Ravens are better.
San Francisco 49ers will finish 3rd in the NFC West.
Seattle and L.A. are the top two making the 49ers a smart bet to finish 3rd at +158.
Seattle Seahawks will win the NFC West
I am not sold on the Rams until Gurley proves his knee is 100%. And the Seattle front-office went out and stole Jadaveon Clowney to boost their already talented defense. Bet the Seahawks to win the NFC West and payout +315.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Conundrum
The Bucs aren’t going anywhere with Winston under center.
Tennessee Titans QB Conundrum
Marucs Mariota and Ryan Tannenhill were both supposed to be franchise QBs. Both will be looking for work in 2020.
Washington Redskins QB Conundrum
Case Keenum may be the early starter, but Dwayne Haskins will win more games than the former will start.
The first Saturday of College Football season couldn’t have been better. With professional football still a few days away there are still a couple of college games to kick-off, but 5Dimes oddsmakers have released the betting odds for College Football Week 2 action.
Top 25 College Football Week 2 Opening Odds
Cincinnati v Ohio State -16½
Army v Michigan -23
Rutgers v Iowa -20
Syracuse v Maryland +2½
N Illinois v Utah -23
Texas A&M v Clemson -18
Central Michigan v Wisconsin -33
Nebraska v Colorado +4½
New Mexico St v Alabama -53
Murray St v Georgia -5½
N Colorado v Washington St N/A
S Dakota v Oklahoma N/A
UCF v Florida Atlantic +9
LSU v Texas +4½
UT Martin v Florida N/A
Nevada v Oregon -23½
Buffalo v Penn St -27
Tulane v Auburn -19
W Michigan v Michigan St -17½
Cal v Wash -12½
Stanford v USC N/A
Updated rankings will be released AFTER Monday night’s last Week 1 game.