Online Football Bet
Panthers QB Cam Newton suffers back injury in car accident
The team's report capped a hectic few hours as reports of Newton's crash in Charlotte, N.C., hit social media. Local reports showed that Newton's car overturned. Other shots taken at the scene showed that Newton was taken from the scene in an ambulance after being placed on a stretcher
Steve Crump of WBTV said Newton did not want to be transported to the hospital but was taken anyway as a precaution.
The Panthers originally said on Tuesday afternoon that Newton was in "fair condition and undergoing tests at Carolinas Medical Center and will remain there overnight for observation." The team later revealed the injury. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo also dealt with transverse process fractures earlier this year.
The Observer said it was a two-car crash on the Church Street bridge in Charlotte over Interstate 277 at about 12:30 p.m. ET. Mark Becker of WSOC 9 in Charlotte said Newton's truck flipped four times, according to witnesses.
The Observer said the other driver, who was driving a Buick sedan, was also taken to the hospital.
Newton, 25, a former Heisman Trophy winner at Auburn, has become one of the NFL's rising stars. He is a two-time Pro Bowl quarterback who won the NFL's offensive rookie of the year award in 2011.
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Wisconsin Badgers Betting Odds and Preview
The top ranked Ohio State Buckeyes face their biggest test of the season Saturday night when they travel to Wisconsin to take on the 18th ranked Badgers. The oddsmakers at Sportsbook.com have the Buckeyes as 4-point favorites with the ‘total’ holding steady at 49 points.
Terrelle Pryor threw for a career-best 334 yards in last week’s 38-10 win over Indiana. The Badgers also got a big performance out of their star player as RB John Clay rushed for 111 yards and three touchdowns in the win over Minnesota. Clay’s running mate James White also came up big with 118 rushing yards and two scores. The duo will be challenged against OSU’s 4th-ranked run defense (79 YPG) .
Now that Terrelle Pryor showed the country that he is fully healthy, he needs to step up his game against the Badgers. Despite winning his two career meetings with Wisconsin, Pryor has had sub-par games both times, combining for 231 passing yards, 1 TD, 2 INT and just 55 rushing yards on 25 carries. Luckily for Pryor, he has a great supporting cast with Dan Herron (355 rush yds, 7 TD) and WRs Dane Sanzenbacher and DeVier Posey who are combining for nine receptions per game. OSU is outscoring its opponents by an average of 43 to 14 this year.
By the way, Sportsbook.com has Pryor as the +250 favorite to win the Heisman Trophy.
Wisconsin QB Scott Tolzien was much worse than Pryor in last year’s meeting, a 31-13 OSU win. Since the Badgers were trailing by so many points, Tolzien was forced to throw 45 times and finished with 0 TD and 2 INT. Clay will need to have a big game for the Badgers to come out victorious, but he was stuffed in last year’s loss, gaining just 59 yards on 20 carries. The Wisconsin defense also has its issues after allowing 57 points to its two Big Ten opponents this year (Michigan State and Minnesota).
After scanning Sportsbook.com college football betting trends, an overwhelming 87% of the early bettors are backing the Buckeyes. After reading the following betting trend it is easy to see why:
OHIO ST is 11-0 ATS (+11.0 Units) after a game where they forced 3 or more turnovers over the last 2 seasons. The average score was OHIO ST 35.0, OPPONENT 12.5 - (Rating = 5*).
When these two Big 10 foes meet, the defenses usually are on top of their games. As a matter of fact, the last seven times they squared off, the ‘under’ covered.
To bet on the Ohio State vs. Wisconsin game or to check out this weekend’s college football betting odds, head over to Sportsbook.com.