Editorial

Cash EditorialNFL FeaturedNFL Opinion
December 14, 2018

Beating The Spread: NFL Week 15 Best Bets

Sports Al Dente presents Beating the Spread: NFL Week 15 Best Bets. This week we introduce a new contributor to look at the best and worst bets in the NFL.
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AFC West / NFC West Featured

Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins And Mike Shanahan Were Almost Broncos

| AFC, Denver Broncos | No Comments
Wild news broke on Monday that the Denver Broncos nearly re-hired Mike Shanahan and the move would've brought in Kirk Cousins.
Raiders-Bengals

Beating Bengals Not In Raiders Best Interest

| AFC, Oakland Raiders | No Comments
Raiders-Bengals: Though the Raiders do have to travel and the Bengals are favored by three points. Raiders fans might be satisfied to get a win but can take solace that…

The 49ers Offensive Line: Week 15

| NFC, San Francisco 49ers | No Comments
The 49ers Offensive Line: Week 15 - The 49ers entered Sunday’s contest against the Denver Broncos with little reason to win.
Los Angeles Chargers

The Matchup: Derwin James Versus Tyreek Hill

| AFC, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers | No Comments
Derwin James Versus Tyreek Hill: This Thursday night showdown between these two juggernauts has the makings of a rivalry unlike no other.
Vikings at Seahawks

Monday Night Football: Vikings At Seahawks Preview

| NFC, Seattle Seahawks | No Comments
Vikings at Seahawks: The Seahawks welcome the Vikings to CenturyLink Field on Monday Night Football. Both teams are in form and chasing a playoff berth.
Arrowhead Stadium

Three Key Matchups: Ravens vs. Chiefs

| AFC, Baltimore Ravens, Featured, Kansas City Chiefs | No Comments
Kansas City is on top of the AFC at 10-2 but is starting an important stretch with an Arrowhead tilt against Baltimore's league-leading defense.
Broncos

Courtland Sutton Versus Richard Sherman Matchup Preview

| AFC, Denver Broncos | No Comments
This Sunday, Denver's offense will be pitting Courtland Sutton against San Francisco 49ers lead corner Richard Sherman. Who wins?
Aaron Donald

Donald And Mack Will Be The Difference On Sunday Night

| Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Rams, NFC | No Comments
The showdown in Chicago features a ton of offensive firepower but ultimately it will be decided by defensive stars, Donald and Mack.

NCAAF

Mel Tucker

Is Mel Tucker The Right Man For Colorado?

| Colorado Buffaloes, Featured, NCAAF Featured | No Comments
Now that the University of Colorado has officially made Mel Tucker the school's new head football coach, it seems logical to ask if he is the right hire.
Golden Bears

Key Matchups Preview for Cal Cheez-It Bowl Appearance vs. TCU

| CAL Bears, Featured, NCAAF Featured | No Comments
While not playing in a major bowl game matchup, Cal's appearance in the Cheez-It Bowl against TCU is an accomplishment nonetheless.
Stanford Cardinal Stadium

Bobby Okereke and Stanford Finish Season With Victory

| NCAAF Featured, Stanford Cardinal | No Comments
Bobby Okereke and the Stanford Cardinal gear up for The Big Game against Cal in Week 12, where both teams have experienced equally frustrating 2018 seasons.
UCLA Football

Caleb Wilson Puts Up Big Numbers In Final Game

| NCAAF Featured, UCLA Bruins | No Comments
UCLA has shown improvement over the course of the season. How did their season end and how well did Caleb Wilson boost his draft stock?
Buffalo Football

Steven Montez And The Buffaloes Offense Struggle

| Colorado Buffaloes | No Comments
Steven Montez and Colorado turn it over early and often in loss to Cal. Turnovers cost the Buffaloes dearly as they drop their seventh straight.
Cougars

Apple Cup, Senior Night, and Peyton Pelluer

| Featured, NCAAF Featured, Washington State Cougars | No Comments
Rivalry Week always brings a unique flavor to the end of the year and this time it was snow for the Apple Cup. How did it affect Peyton Pelluer and…
Ducks Football

Troy Dye Leads Oregon Defense In Civil War Win

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Troy Dye and the other Oregon Ducks prospects receive their game day grades for the Oregon Ducks matchup against Oregon State.
Cal Football

Team Effort In A Big Win By Cal Football; Jordan Kunaszyk Continues Consistent Season

| CAL Bears, NCAAF Featured | No Comments
This was a solid team effort and a good win by an emerging Cal Bears football team against their interdivision rivals, the Colorado Buffaloes.
Cardinal

Bryce Love Has Average Day As Average Season Nears End

| NCAAF Featured, Stanford Cardinal | No Comments
Bryce Love and Stanford close out their 2018 college football season against the UCLA Bruins, who, under Chip Kelly, haven't been doing well all season.

UCLA Gets First Victory Over USC Since 2014

| NCAAF Featured, UCLA Bruins | No Comments
UCLA: Believe it or not, UCLA has now just one more game left for the season as they take on the Stanford Cardinal at the Rose Bowl.
Wildcats Football

Dereck Boles Makes Late Push To Boost His Draft Stock

| Arizona Wildcats | No Comments
The weekly analysis of Arizona Wildcat top NFL prospects, including Dereck Boles, game day grades, draft analysis, and what to watch for in week 13.
Sun Devils

Eno Benjamin Doesn’t Find End Zone Against Ducks

| Arizona State Sun Devils | No Comments
Arizona State lost to the Oregon Ducks on Saturday, 31-29. Check out how our Arizona State Sun Devil prospects, led by Eno Benjamin, performed.

Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire

Sports Al Dente LIVE Fantasy Football Stream – Week 14

| Fantasy, Featured | No Comments
Last minute fantasty questions? Sports Al Dente has you covered with our LIVE fantasy football stream where you can ask our experts questions!
Melvin Gordon

2018 Fantasy Football Start Em Sit Em Week 14

| Fantasy, Featured, Start Em/Sit Em | No Comments
The playoffs are here! For our Start Em Sit Em Week 14, we have a special collaboration with Amar Desai and Josh Uron to give you the best possible advice!
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire

Sports Al Dente LIVE Fantasy Football Stream – Week 13

| Fantasy, Featured | No Comments
Last minute fantasty questions? Sports Al Dente has you covered with our LIVE fantasy football stream where you can ask our experts questions!
Week 1 Dynasty Overreactions

2018 Fantasy Football Start Em Sit Em Week 13

| Fantasy, Featured, Start Em/Sit Em | No Comments
The last week of the fantasy regular season! Whether you face a win-and-in, or fighting for a bye week we’ve got you covered with our Start Em Sit Em Week…

Editorial

Luke Walton Editorial 2Los Angeles LakersNBA Featured
October 27, 2018

Luke Walton: The Man Behind The Lakers This Season

Luke Walton learned about coaching from Phil Jackson to Warriors coach Steve Kerr. This season he will add his own coaching style for a playoff push.

Latest Podcast

West Coast Bias FeaturedSAD PodcastsWest Coast Bias
December 15, 2018

NEW PODCAST: West Coast Bias; PAC-12 Bowl Game Predictions

The inaugural episode of West Coast Bias, a Sports Al Dente podcast dedicated to West Coast College Football, hosted by Roman Tomashoff and Cary Krongard.

NBA Featured

Kyle Kuzma Los Angeles Lakers

The Inevitable Duo of LeBron James and Kyle Kuzma

| Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Featured | No Comments
As the 2018-2019 season develops, LeBron James and Kyle Kuzma's chemistry has been key to positioning the Lakers in the 4th seed of the Western Conference.
Los Angeles Clippers

Best In The West: The Los Angeles Clippers?

| Featured, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA Featured | No Comments
Best In The West: When the 2018-19 NBA season started, almost no one had their focus on the LA Clippers, but that’s all changed over just 21 games.
Lonzo Ball

Lonzo Ball Lack Of Aggressiveness Hurting The Los Angeles Lakers

| Editorial, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Featured | No Comments
The lack of aggressiveness shown by Lonzo Ball in the past five games is hurting the Los Angeles Lakers chances to dominate in the Western Conference.
Boban Marjanovic

Boban Marjanovic Makes First Start With Clippers

| Featured, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA Featured | No Comments
Boban Marjanovic: started his first game with the Clippers on Friday against the Orlando Magic. Last year, the Clippers used 37 different starters.
Luke Walton

Luke Walton: The Man Behind The Lakers This Season

| Editorial 2, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Featured | No Comments
Luke Walton learned about coaching from Phil Jackson to Warriors coach Steve Kerr. This season he will add his own coaching style for a playoff push.
LA Clippers Home Game

Tobias Harris Takes Leading Role

| Los Angeles Clippers, NBA Featured | No Comments
Tobias Harris Takes Leading Role: The 8-year veteran Tobias Harris has taken quite the leadership role this season with the L.A. Clippers.

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WWE Featured

WWE

The Dive: Survivor Series 2018 Review, but in GIFs

| Featured, PPV, WWE Featured, WWE Opinion | No Comments
The 2018 edition of Survivor Series was an overall success, as many matches on the card delivered. Here's an accompanying gif for each of them.
Becky Lynch

BREAKING: Rumors Becky Lynch Will Miss Survivor Series Due To injury

| Raw & SmackDown, WWE Featured | No Comments
Rumors that Becky Lynch is out with injury and will be unable to compete in her scheduled match against Ronda Rousey this Sunday at Survivor Series.

The Dive: The Match That Could Steal The Show At Survivor Series

| Featured, PPV, WWE Featured, WWE Opinion | No Comments
There are a lot of star-studded matches already announced for Survivor Series 2018. Here's one flying under the radar that just might steal the show Sunday.

The Dive: The Most I’ve Been Invested in Raw in Years

| Raw & SmackDown, WWE Featured, WWE Opinion | No Comments
With a shocking real-life announcement, along with a few turns, Monday Night Raw has me fully invested for the first time in years.
Roman Reigns

BREAKING: Roman Reigns announces he has leukemia

| Featured, WWE Featured | No Comments
Roman Reigns announced at the open of Monday Night Raw that he has leukemia and will be relinquishing the Universal Championship.

The Dive: HHH vs. Undertaker Was Exactly What It Needed To Be

| Featured, PPV, WWE Featured, WWE Opinion | No Comments
The Triple H-Undertaker "last time ever" match from Super Show-Down was everything it was supposed to be: a "greatest hits" match from the duo.