Daily Archive: Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Euro 2012: Previewing Portugal-Spain

(ED Note: From yesterday, some NFL football talk, in case today’s futbol isnt your thing) Wednesday’s game: Portugal vs. Spain – 2:45 p.m. ET Portugal (+350), Spain (-120), Draw (+250) The first Euro 2012 semifinal will be a battle for the Iberian Peninsula between Portugal and Spain. Portugal might be the best squad to never win a major tournament, while Spain has shed its reputation as perennial underachiever and is two wins away from a historic run. Portugal’s tournament started with a 1-0 loss to Germany on a late goal, but the overall performance was impressive, and proved to be a sign of things to come. A late goal of their own earned the Portuguese a 3-2 win over Denmark to put them in a solid position entering the final match of the group stage without getting much out of star Cristiano Ronaldo. The star showed up against the Netherlands, scoring two goals in a come-from-behind win to clinch of spot in the quarterfinals. In the first knockout game, Portugal earned a 1-0 win over Czech Republic, with Ronaldo again getting the tally. His goal came after he hit the post twice and his team had a goal waved off due to offside. Portugal had

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NFL Props: Who Will Lead The League In Passing Yards?

We went heavy on the college game yesterday with a look at the early betting lines for the Michigan State Spartans as well as Part II of our Week 2 Sneak peak, focusing on the Nebraska-UCLA and Iowa State-Iowa games. Part I of that series lives here. Later in the week, we’ll hit you Part III breaking down the SEC games already on the CFB Week 2 betting board. Today, lets talk some NFL. We havent hit a bunch of NFL topics yet this summer, although we did preview the NFC North in our own special way earlier in the month. We have yet to really break down any futures lines or props for the NFL beyond that division preview, so lets start in earnest today. We’ll play on the prop board side of the aisle and note that recently sportsbook.com released odds for who will lead the NFL in various statistical categories. Since its now a passing league and an aerial game, lets talk which QB will lead the NFL is passing yards. First, a look at the board: Drew Brees +350 Tom Brady +350 Aaron Rodgers +500 Matt Stafford +500 Philip Rivers +600 Eli Manning +800 Tony Romo +1200 Peyton Manning +1200 Matt

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