Betting Snapshot: Friday, 24 August

TIME TO SHINE: With Michael Vick out, Rookie Nick Foles will get the start against Cleveland on Friday.

WEATHER TO WATCH
According to weather underground, the wind is blowing straight out to left field at Wrigley in Chicago today. The Cubs are hosting the Colorado Rockies, and Live Betting has just opened on this game.

WHO IS HOT

The B.C. Lions. They have won and covered their last three games and their defense hasn’t given up a touchdown in over 180 minutes. The Lions are 5.5-point favorites at Winnipeg tonight.

WHO IS NOT
Red Sox pitching staff. Boston has given up 30 runs in its past four games, all of which it lost straight up and on the runline. The Sox are 13-21 in his absence with their designated hitters going 31 of 130 (.238) with seven RBIs and no home runs.

KEY STAT
11-23. That was the Blue Jays’ record without slugger Jose Bautista in the lineup due to a wrist injury. He returns to Toronto’s lineup tonight in Baltimore against the Orioles.

GAME OF THE DAY
Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns (-4, 37)

AN INJURY THAT SHOULD NOT BE OVERLOOKED

According to the Detroit News: “Most Valuable Player candidate Miguel Cabrera left the Tigers game in the top of the second inning with a sore right ankle. The Tigers said his status is considered day to day.”

NOTABLE QUOTABLE
Last night Indianapolis Colts’ owner, Jim Irsay, tweeted: “SERIOUS TRADE WINDS Swirling! We’re talking given up high pick for SERIOUS Vet/Starter!… these deals often crumble n don’t reach completion”

NEWS & NOTES

MLB
It sounds like the Red Sox’ David Ortiz will be activated off the DL today after being out since July 17 with an Achilles heel injury.

NFL
Rookie quarterback Nick Foles will get the start tonight for the Philadelphia Eagles in Cleveland. Trent Edwards will likely come on in the second quarter, though. Michael Vick won’t play again in the preseason due to a rib injury but should be ready for Week 1.